Thursday, 30 October 2014

Federal officer arrested for allegedly threatening Uber driver at gunpoint: ‘Do you want to live or die?’

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Federal officer arrested for allegedly threatening Uber driver at gunpoint: ‘Do you want to live or die?’

James Brothers has been ferrying passengers around Salt Lake City for months, never worrying too much about his own safety. But that changed Oct. 20, when a drunk passenger — who Brothers later learned was a federal law enforcement officer — allegedly put a gun to the driver’s head.Read full article >>
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/30/federal-officer-arrested-for-allegedly-threatening-uber-driver-at-gunpoint-do-you-want-to-live-or-die/

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Fireball whisky pulled from store shelves over additive

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Fireball whisky pulled from store shelves over additive

Fireball Whisky is being pulled from shelves in Europe.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/29/fireball-whisky-pulled-from-store-shelves-over-additive/

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

United now flying the world's longest Dreamliner route

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United now flying the world's longest Dreamliner route

United uses the Boeing 787-9 to give it a new route between LAX and Melbourne, Australia.       
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/29/united-now-flying-the-worlds-longest-dreamliner-route/

Monday, 27 October 2014

State Farm seeks to test drones in Illinois

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State Farm seeks to test drones in Illinois

Insurer seeks federal approval to use drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disasters.       
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/26/state-farm-seeks-to-test-drones-in-illinois/

Seahawks, Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen giving at least $100M to Ebola fight

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Seahawks, Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen giving at least $100M to Ebola fight

Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The Microsoft co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he's supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/25/seahawks-trail-blazers-owner-paul-allen-giving-at-least-100m-to-ebola-fight-3/

FCC approves Level 3's $5.7 billion purchase of TW Telecom

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FCC approves Level 3's $5.7 billion purchase of TW Telecom

Broomfield's Level 3 Communications came one-step closer to completing its $5.7 billion acquisition of Littleton's TW Telecom with Friday's approval by the U.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/25/fcc-approves-level-3s-5-7-billion-purchase-of-tw-telecom/

Saturday, 25 October 2014

New drug Brincidofovir may be useful in treating Ebola: expert

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New drug Brincidofovir may be useful in treating Ebola: expert

A new drug that’s gaining a lot of attention from doctors and even stock market investors as a potential Ebola treatment is Brincidofovir.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/25/new-drug-brincidofovir-may-be-useful-in-treating-ebola-expert/

Friday, 24 October 2014

FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season

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FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season

Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/24/fedex-ups-make-plans-for-a-better-holiday-season/

​WHO speeding up development of Ebola vaccine

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​WHO speeding up development of Ebola vaccine

Says millions of vaccine doses could be ready by mid-2015; at least five experimental drugs are expected to join others already undergoing clinical trials
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/24/%e2%80%8bwho-speeding-up-development-of-ebola-vaccine/

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Video Game Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

http://www.nydailynews.com/

Video Game Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gives gamers another chance to embrace a unique brand of first-person shooter, sticking to the series' roots and doing so in largely satisfying fashion.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/22/video-game-review-borderlands-the-pre-sequel/

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden shows off a plethora of pumpkins

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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden shows off a plethora of pumpkins

The fourth annual Pumpkin Village has opened as part of the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden’s annual Autumn Festival, which runs through Nov. 26. 
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/14/dallas-arboretum-botanical-garden-shows-off-a-plethora-of-pumpkins/

Monday, 20 October 2014

Implosion brings down historic ‘Houston Club’ building

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Implosion brings down historic ‘Houston Club’ building

The historic Houston Club, built in 1954 for Texas socialites, is now a pile of rubble after more than 500 pounds of explosives brought it down.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/20/implosion-brings-down-historic-houston-club-building/

Friday, 17 October 2014

Prudential's Peters says firm has been purchasing high-yield junk bonds

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Prudential's Peters says firm has been purchasing high-yield junk bonds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Greg Peters, the asset strategist who sounded an early alarm about the financial crisis and is now at Prudential Investment Management, said on Wednesday that the market...
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/17/prudentials-peters-says-firm-has-been-purchasing-high-yield-junk-bonds/

14-Year-Old Battery Builder Is 'Top Young Scientist'

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14-Year-Old Battery Builder Is 'Top Young Scientist'

Sahil Doshi, a ninth-grader from Pittsburgh, takes home the grand prize of $25,000.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/16/14-year-old-battery-builder-is-top-young-scientist/

Former UBS banker fined in Switzerland for handing data to U.S.

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Former UBS banker fined in Switzerland for handing data to U.S.

BERNE (Reuters) - A former banker at Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS , has been found guilty of handing over protected Swiss bank account data to the United States, according to a penalty order...
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/15/former-ubs-banker-fined-in-switzerland-for-handing-data-to-u-s/

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Glam up at Dallas’ new craft cocktail bar, Midnight Rambler

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Glam up at Dallas’ new craft cocktail bar, Midnight Rambler

the new lounge at the joule hotel downtown features high-octane mixologists and a retro-rock look and sound.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/14/glam-up-at-dallas-new-craft-cocktail-bar-midnight-rambler/

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Mideast hackers disrupt U.S. bank websites

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Mideast hackers disrupt U.S. bank websites

A hacker group calling itself as the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters claimed responsibility for cyberattacks that temporarily kept customers from accessing their information on several large U.S. banking websites.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/14/mideast-hackers-disrupt-u-s-bank-websites/

Monday, 13 October 2014

Xanterra sues over National Parks changes to Grand Canyon contracts

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Xanterra sues over National Parks changes to Grand Canyon contracts

The nation's largest and oldest national park concessionaire, Greenwood Village's Xanterra Parks & Resorts, is suing the National Park Service over recent policy changes at Grand Canyon National Park, where it has operated since 1905.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/13/xanterra-sues-over-national-parks-changes-to-grand-canyon-contracts/

Sunday, 12 October 2014

JetBlue plane stranded on tarmac for 7 hours

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JetBlue plane stranded on tarmac for 7 hours

JetBlue plane stranded on tarmac for 7 hours
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/12/jetblue-plane-stranded-on-tarmac-for-7-hours/

Wildfire burns five homes near Sacramento, threatens 1,000 more

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Wildfire burns five homes near Sacramento, threatens 1,000 more

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A major wildfire burning northeast of Sacramento has charred more than 420 acres (170 hectares) and destroyed five homes, California fire officials said on Thursday.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/10/12/wildfire-burns-five-homes-near-sacramento-threatens-1000-more/

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Farah returns for European championships after scare

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Farah returns for European championships after scare

ZURICH (Reuters) - Double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah returns to action at this week's European athletics championships where the high jump showdown between world champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia should also dominate.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/08/12/farah-returns-for-european-championships-after-scare/

WorldViews: What led to the Islamic State’s terrifying rise

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WorldViews: What led to the Islamic State’s terrifying rise

If the world needed a sign of how alarming the rise of the Islamic State is, the authorization of airstrikes by the United States on positions held by the jihadist fighters in Iraq was it.The ever-cautious Obama administration has resisted calls for direct intervention in a range of conflicts in the region up till now. But the Islamic State's continued advance in northern Iraq — operating within a pseudo-state of its own that's larger than some European countries — and its campaign of slaughter of ethnic and religious minorities spurred the U.S. to action.Read full article >>
http://us.top99news.com/2014/08/10/worldviews-what-led-to-the-islamic-states-terrifying-rise/

Friday, 15 August 2014

Malaysia sets day of mourning as first Flight 17 remains due home

http://www.latimes.com/

Malaysia sets day of mourning as first Flight 17 remains due home

Still far from closure or clarity in its national tragedy, Malaysia on Thursday declared a day of mourning on Aug. 22 for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot out of the sky over Ukraine nearly a month ago.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/08/15/malaysia-sets-day-of-mourning-as-first-flight-17-remains-due-home/

Thursday, 14 August 2014

FDA reviewing what could be first biosimilar drug

http://www.mercurynews.com/

FDA reviewing what could be first biosimilar drug

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing research data on what could become the first U.S.-approved 'biosimilar' drug, a cheaper, sort-of generic version of a biologic drug.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/07/25/fda-reviewing-what-could-be-first-biosimilar-drug/

Gourmet mac 'n cheese restaurant now open in Frisco

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Gourmet mac 'n cheese restaurant now open in Frisco

a family-owned restaurant called cheezie's opened tuesday in frisco. its motto is "for the kid in all of us," and the menu focuses on dolled-up grilled cheese sandwiches and mac 'n cheeses for the young and young-at-heart.
http://us.top99news.com/2014/08/14/gourmet-mac-n-cheese-restaurant-now-open-in-frisco/