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BP accused of lying to gov’t during Gulf oil spill

September 30, 2013 4:10 PM0 comments
BP accused of lying to gov’t during Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — BP lied to the U.S. government and withheld information about the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico after its well blew out in 2010, attorneys told a judge Monday. But lawyers for the London-based oil giant denied those accusations and said there was no […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Twitter titillates users, investors with IPO tweet

September 13, 2013 5:10 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Twitter titillates users, investors with IPO tweet

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter, the short messaging service named after chirping birds, is finally ready to migrate to Wall Street. Fittingly enough, the company resorted to a tweet to titillate its more than 200 million users and a flock of potential investors with its long-awaited plans to pursue an initial […]

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eMediaWorld Markets ending volatile week on steady note

August 24, 2013 4:50 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld Markets ending volatile week on steady note

LONDON — Stocks made some modest gains Friday at the end of a week that’s been dominated by speculation over when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start reducing its stimulus. Aside from a whopping 13 percent fall in U.S. new home sales in July, there’s been little economic news to […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Sanctions biting but Iran not budging

August 23, 2013 10:52 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Sanctions biting but Iran not budging

WASHINGTON — New signs are emerging that international sanctions are taking a deepening toll on Iran’s economy — putting billions of dollars in oil money out of the government’s reach. Yet there is no indication the distress is achieving the West’s ultimate goal of forcing the Islamic Republic to halt […]

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eMediaWorld.com: Drug lord’s release painful for victims’ relatives

August 17, 2013 10:07 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com: Drug lord’s release painful for victims’ relatives

MEXICO CITY — On a sunny winter morning in 1984, two young American couples dressed in their Sunday best walked door to door in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, trying to spread their faith as Jehovah’s Witnesses. A few hours later they disappeared. The next month an American journalist […]

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eMediaWorld.com: Pyro-mania: Fireworks fans hold explosive meeting

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eMediaWorld.com: Pyro-mania: Fireworks fans hold explosive meeting

SLIPPERY ROCK, PA — One tent promises you’ll “Have fun and learn to make almost perfect Gasoline Fireballs.” Another display provides tips on “Black-Powder-Coated Rice Hulls for Lift and Burst, An Easy Way, Using an Optimized Ball-Mill and Star-Roller.” You can also check out “Pyrobilia,” or collectible fireworks. Those topics […]

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eMediaWorld.com: Rockefeller impostor sentenced for US murder

August 15, 2013 9:43 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com: Rockefeller impostor sentenced for US murder

LOS ANGELES, CA — A man who assumed numerous identities, including as a Rockefeller heir, has been sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for a murder in California. German immigrant Christian Gerhartsreiter was sentenced Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court for the killing of John Sohus, who disappeared […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama calls for reforms on intelligence gathering

August 10, 2013 6:14 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Obama calls for reforms on intelligence gathering

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced new oversight measures for recently revealed domestic and foreign surveillance programs, saying he is confident they are “not being abused” but that they must be more transparent. He gave no indication the government would end the massive collection of information about telephone calls and […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

August 9, 2013 1:55 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year over a new anti-gay law in Russia, despite frustrations with that country’s leadership on that and other issues. Answering questions at a White House news conference, Obama said […]

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Veterans of WWII raid holding 70th reunion in Ohio

July 30, 2013 2:52 PM0 comments
Veterans of WWII raid holding 70th reunion in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio — Veterans of a daring and costly World War II low-flying raid on Axis oil fields are gathering in Ohio this week for a 70th anniversary reunion. Those participating in the Ploesti Raid reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton will arrive Tuesday, […]

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