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RECENT NEWS LOCAL NEWS

Construction spending falls 1.8 per cent in June, biggest decline in more than 3 years

WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened. Construction spending dropped 1.8 per cent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising by a revised 0.8 per cent in May, the Commerce Department reported Friday. It Read the Rest of the Entry

US manufacturers expand for 14th straight month in July; factory production, orders, hiring up

WASHINGTON – US manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reports that its manufacturing index rose to 57.1, up from 55.3 in June. Anything above 50 signals that manufacturing is growing. New orders, production and employment at factories rose. Exports declined last Read the Rest of the Entry

Rob Ford could be forced to testify in Sandro Lisi extortion trial: report

Lisi's preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 2.

35 Palestinians killed, Israeli soldier feared captured, as Gaza truce unravels

At least 1,496 Palestinians and 61 Israelis have been killed since hostilities began on July 8, according to officials.

Crash closes Toronto-bound QEW at Burlington Skyway; driver charged

The OPP says a 34-year-old man is facing a charge of impaired driving.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WORLD NEWS

Healthy living can reverse stress

Healthy living can reverse stress

Depressed get 'quick relief' device: Study

Depressed get 'quick relief' device: Study

Shift work increases diabetes risk: Study

Shift work increases diabetes risk: Study

Argentina holds no positive expectations for Friday's debt hearing

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Friday the government held no positive expectations for a court hearing in New York later in the day that will discuss the South American country's debt default.






China says killed nine 'terror suspects', captured one in Xinjiang: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nine "terror suspects" were killed and one captured in Hotan Prefecture of China's western region of Xinjiang, Xinhua reported on Friday, citing police.
ENTERTAINMENT

Jason Mraz's first summer job? Sweaty, hard work

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Summer jobs: The very mention brings up memories of low pay, long hours and sweaty, clueless teenagers who don't really know what they're doing.

Verbier Festival draws the elites - and music lovers too

VERBIER Switzerland (Reuters) - There are thousands of music festivals around Europe every summer, but only one lays claim to being held at the highest altitude and that's the one in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, sometimes called the Davos of the music world.






Film world's cast of toys teleport into digital playground

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Those ubiquitous Angry Birds flew from the mobile screen to the toy store, hooked up with Hollywood, and are headed back to the digital world thanks to the telepod.

Guitarist Dick Wagner, who played for Alice Cooper, dead at 71

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Rock guitarist Dick Wagner, whose prolific session work graced the albums of such acts as Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith during the 1970s, has died at age 71 in Arizona, his manager said on Thursday.








SPORTS NEWS

Eight bid to host European basketball championship

A player holds the ball next to the logo of the London 2012 games during the men's Preliminary round group B match between Brazil and Australia at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012Eight countries have offered to stage next year's European basketball championship, which was taken away from Ukraine due to the ongoing conflict there, the European federation said Friday. Germany, Croatia, Finland, Latvia, France, Israel, Poland and Turkey have all applied, European basketball sources said. A FIBA Europe meeting in September will make the choice. The 2015 championship was taken away from Ukraine in June as the separatist battles in the east of the country mounted.


Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters

Venus Williams celebrates after beating Victoria Azarenka, from Belarus, 6-4, 7-6(1) in their match in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Florida.


EUROPE NEWS

Ukraine: Investigators start jet crash site search

Australian experts examine the area of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane crash in the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The head of the Dutch-led international team investigating the Malaysian Airline Flight 17 disaster says his group has retrieved additional DNA samples from 25 victims at a mortuary in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery blasts at a distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed and began a painstaking search for the remains of as many as 80 victims.


US markets fluctuate a day after a major drop

FILE - This April 22, 2010, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks slumped Thursday, July 31, 2014, as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. markets steadied on Friday a day after a major sell-off. Investors focused on a relatively strong jobs report, which showed the U.S. economy created 209,000 jobs in July, the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000. Several large companies reported solid earnings including consumer products giant Proctor & Gamble.


 
 


 
 
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