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32 miners missing after blast

CNN World - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:11pm
An explosion Wednesday at a coal mine in troubled eastern Ukraine killed one miner, and the fate of 32 others is unknown, state media reported, citing the speaker of Parliament.
Categories: International News

Beat the Crowds: Visit Europe During the Shoulder Seasons

Lifestyles - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:06pm
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(NewsUSA) - With the dollar stronger against the euro than it has been in years, many Americans are considering a European vacation this year. More than 11.4 million Americans visited Europe in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, which predicts greater numbers in 2015.

More importantly, over half of those Americans traveled in the summer, contributing to crowded museums, attractions and restaurants during the hottest time of the year. To avoid the crowds and to take advantage of milder weather, savvy travelers are beginning to plan their European vacations during one of two "shoulder seasons."

Shoulder seasons run from April until early June and from mid-September to November, and typically are characterized by thinner crowds, comfortable temperatures and lower prices. With fewer tourists comes better access to café culture, world-class museums and historical sites. Less-pressed locals can take more time to offer recommendations, and tour groups are more intimate, enabling everyone to have a more relaxed experience.

While most of the region is temperate during shoulder seasons, the southern and eastern Mediterranean are the sunniest, resembling the warm climate of Southern California. Travelers can still enjoy a swim in the sea in Greece, Croatia and Ibiza as late as October.

For a European vacation that's not a classic "If it's Tuesday this must be Brussels" experience, consider a cruise on one of Star Clippers' authentic tall ships. Besides unpacking just once while visiting multiple countries, the ships sail throughout the Mediterranean from April to November, visiting Europe's most popular cities and smaller ports inaccessible to large cruise ships.

Onboard, the intimate, yacht-like ambience and casual, convivial atmosphere combine to create a unique experience complemented by continental cuisine and a relaxing European pace.

For more information, visit the website www.starclippers.com.

Saudi Arabia: Don't blame us for oil's big plunge

Business News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:42pm
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Andy Lack leaves Broadcasting Board of Governors weeks after arriving

Business News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:40pm
An openly disappointed chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors confirmed on Wednesday that Andy Lack is leaving the board's brand-new CEO post.

Young and super rich: Top 10 billionaires under 40

Business News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:25pm
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McDonald's to cut back on chicken raised on antibiotics

Business News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:23pm
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Americans have a record $248 billion in 529 college savings accounts

Business News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:20pm
More Americans are saving money for college using 529 accounts.

Trees uprooted in wild crash

CNN - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:50pm
When a truck carrying a woman and her young son spun out of control and crashed, witness Randy McCaffrey sprang into action. CNN affiliate KTRK reports.
Categories: National News

Dad dies in accident as daughter watches

CNN - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:48pm
A California man fell to his death after he became detached from his harness while paragliding. CNN affiliate KEYT reports.
Categories: National News

MLB great outs daughter's cyberbullies

CNN - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:34pm
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling tracked down the people that cyberbullied his daughter on social media.
Categories: National News

What could kill Obamacare

Business News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:30pm
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Welcome to America's Skid Row

CNN - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:29pm
America's Skid Row resides in downtown Los Angeles, where the nation's biggest concentration of homeless people sleep and live on public sidewalks.
Categories: National News

Navy's newest crew: 'The Three Presidents'

CNN - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:28pm
The U.S. Navy doesn't just do stuff "for fun," says the command master chief of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, but what 30% of the ship's crew will be up to over the next year or so can at least be termed pretty cool. And it will certainly be unprecedented.
Categories: National News

5 reasons Alibaba stock is tanking

Business News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:26pm
Alibaba was supposed to be the can't miss initial public offering of a lifetime when it debuted last year. So much for that.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Netflix partner on film projects

Business News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:18pm
Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, has agreed to a partnership with Netflix to produce documentaries for the streaming service.

Refugee condemns 'life of humiliation'

CNN World - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:13pm
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the hopeless situation of 18 Palestinian families living in a refugee camp in Erbil, Iraq.
Categories: International News

$400,000 GT to be most expensive Ford ever

Business News - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:13pm
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What advice would you give to your teenage self?

CNN World - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 1:10pm
#DearMe is YouTube's global initiative to "empower young girls everywhere." The project asks, "what wisdom would you share with your teenage self?"
Categories: International News
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