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August 23rd, 2014
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'Game of Thrones' puts Northern Ireland on the map

06/22/2014 12:22am
Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland's folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version — on the sets for the hit TV show "Game of Thrones." But rather than spells and destruction, they're bringing an economic boost to this British province still healing from its past of political violence.

UN envoy to Mideast denies aiding Hamas

06/22/2014 1:40am
The U.N. envoy to the Middle East peace process has denied allegations in the Israeli media that he offered to aid the Palestinian Hamas militant group.

Kuttruff named to LSU textiles post

06/22/2014 2:20am
The LSU College of Agriculture has named Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff to head its new department of textiles, apparel design and merchandising.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

06/22/2014 2:40am
A California man attending a huge electronic music party in Las Vegas died yesterday morning after he was taken to a hospital. The Clark County coroner's office identified the Electric Daisy Carnival attendee as 24-year-old Montgomery Tsang of San Leandro. His cause of death wasn't immediately announced. The event was criticized in Los Angeles in 2010 after a 15-year-old girl's fatal drug overdose.

UAE issues travel warning for Lebanon

06/22/2014 5:50am
The United Arab Emirates is warning its citizens against traveling to Lebanon, citing security concerns, the Gulf federation's official news agency said.

Md. bar head focuses on vet court, new lawyers

06/22/2014 6:50am
For Maryland State Bar Association President Debra G. Schubert, it's all about communication, giving back and the Dallas Cowboys.

UK businesses urge government to block EU red tape

06/22/2014 7:10am
A group of banking chiefs, insurance bosses and entrepreneurs urged Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday to safeguard British interests from European Union encroachment amid fears that the U.K.'s dwindling influence in Brussels could hit their industries hard.

Insurer's cuts cloud future for autism therapists

06/22/2014 7:30am
Indiana autism therapists are reducing staff and services following steep cuts by the state's largest health insurer.

Oregon to use radio-controlled helicopter on fires

06/22/2014 8:20am
When a fire filled the Cascade Range's rugged canyons in southwestern Oregon with smoke in 2011, firefighters started thinking an unmanned aircraft might help them get a look beneath the cover that a conventional scout plane could not.

Spain police arrest 3 for illegal book publishing

06/22/2014 8:30am
Spanish police have arrested three people on suspicion of illegally scanning and then unlawfully publishing books on a massive scale.

Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park

06/22/2014 8:32am
After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares.

Courts fight heroin scourge with drug injections

06/22/2014 8:32am
The twice-arrested heroin user listened nervously as the judge reviewed her record, then offered a deal he thinks could save her life.

Insurer's cuts cloud future for autism therapists

06/22/2014 8:51am
Indiana autism therapists are cutting staff and services and worrying about their futures amid steep cuts by the state's largest health insurer.

State university system seeks budget increase

06/22/2014 8:51am
The North Dakota University System is expected to approve its biennial budget request this week that will ask the state for a 12.5 percent increase in funding over the next two years.

Ohio conferences will examine anti-drug programs

06/22/2014 9:21am
Ohio's judges, county and state officials, and drug experts will examine treatment programs and other ways to fight opiate abuse in upcoming conferences in Columbus.

Hong Kong irks Beijing with democracy vote

06/22/2014 9:31am
Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers lined up to vote Sunday, joining hundreds of thousands of others who cast electronic ballots in the first three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reform that Beijing has blasted as a farce.

Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends

06/22/2014 9:40am
The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.

Charlotte lawyer is new UNC board chairman

06/22/2014 9:41am
A Charlotte lawyer has been elected chairman of the board that oversees the University of North Carolina system.

Top NY prosecutor confronts criticism from India

06/22/2014 9:50am
After years of silence on the issue, India-born U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has begun to open up about the cultural scorn he has faced over his high-profile prosecutions of South Asian defendants, particularly that of an Indian diplomat that led to one commentator in India to call him an "Uncle Tom."

Analysis: Revenue drops put Brownback on defensive

06/22/2014 12:01pm
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is telling Kansans that the income tax cuts he championed already have started to generate long-term prosperity. But he's mired in questions about whether recent, short-term revenue drops show that his fiscal policies are endangering the schools, universities and social services that many voters value.

Analysis: Revenue drops put Brownback on defensive

06/22/2014 12:01pm
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is telling Kansans that the income tax cuts he championed already have started to generate long-term prosperity. But he's mired in questions about whether recent, short-term revenue drops show that his fiscal policies are endangering the schools, universities and social services that many voters value.

Oregon to use radio-controlled helicopter on fires

06/22/2014 12:11pm
When a fire filled the Cascade Range's rugged canyons in southwestern Oregon with smoke in 2011, firefighters started thinking an unmanned aircraft might help them get a look beneath the cover that a conventional scout plane could not.

US gas prices rise slightly to $3.71 a gallon

06/22/2014 12:21pm
A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has risen by 2 cents over the last two weeks to $3.71.

'Think Like a Man' tops 'Jersey Boys' with $30M

06/22/2014 1:41pm
The Las Vegas ensemble comedy "Think Like a Man Too" topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting blockbuster holdovers from last week and Clint Eastwood's new Four Seasons musical "Jersey Boys."

NM university signs agreement with Mexican school

06/22/2014 2:31pm
Western New Mexico University has signed an agreement with a Mexican school to exchange faculty members and students for study and research projects.

France agrees to buy 20% stake in Alstom

06/22/2014 3:21pm
The final obstacle to GE's $17 billion takeover of Alstom's power division was overcome Sunday after the French government agreed to terms with the French engineering company's main shareholder.

2013 was a fruitful year for some Idaho CEOs

06/22/2014 3:41pm
Most chief executive officers of Idaho's publicly traded companies saw their pay increased in 2013.

Utah lawmakers mull $1B in bonding for highways

06/22/2014 3:50pm
Utah lawmakers are considering borrowing $1 billion to speed up several major highway projects across the state.

Jamaica to encourage bamboo industry for island

06/22/2014 4:01pm
Jamaica hopes to kick-start a local bamboo industry as the tropical plant becomes more common in flooring, furniture and household accessories.

Utah: Probe of media deal doesn't imply wrongdoing

06/22/2014 5:41pm
The Utah attorney general's office says its investigation into changes to the joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News doesn't mean any wrongdoing has occurred.

Artists want to protect O'Keeffe's 'Black Place'

06/22/2014 6:02pm
Some artists and environmentalists are concerned that oil and gas drilling is encroaching on the black, white and gray hills in northwestern New Mexico made famous in Georgia O'Keeffe's drawings and paintings.

26 dead, 3 missing in southern China rainstorms

06/22/2014 7:13pm
Five days of rainstorms in southern China have left 26 people dead and another three missing and led to direct economic losses of 4 billion yuan ($650 million), according to the country's Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Military considers shopping perk for most veterans

06/22/2014 8:00pm
The U.S. military is looking into allowing all of the nation's veterans who served honorably to shop online at exchanges that sell discounted, name-brand goods — a perk that is currently available only to a small minority.

Small fire breaks out in Disneyland backstage area

06/22/2014 8:50pm
A small fire that broke out in the backstage area of Disneyland has been put out after producing visible smoke inside the theme park.

China factory gauge signals economy stabilizing

06/22/2014 9:21pm
Factory activity in China expanded in June for the first time this year, according to an HSBC report Monday, adding to signs that the slowdown in the No. 2 economy is stabilizing as recent micro boosting measures take hold.

Asian markets higher on China factory growth

06/22/2014 10:50pm
Australian shares led Asian stock markets modestly higher on Monday after a report showed Chinese manufacturing expanded for the first time this year, signaling that the No. 2 economy's growth slowdown has bottomed out.
 
   
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