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Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism
Africa / Asia / International News / Middle East / Uncategorized

Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, el-Sissi said “the Egyptian people” are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. … Continue reading

Legal showdown looms over the NCAA’s ban on paying athletes
Business / National / Sports / Virginia

Legal showdown looms over the NCAA’s ban on paying athletes

ATLANTA (AP) — Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can’t form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they’re professionals. A federal judge who issued a landmark decision against the NCAA last year is considering whether … Continue reading

International News / Middle East / National / Politics

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are expected to headline a Capitol Hill rally against President Obama’s proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, both candidates confirmed Thursday. Trump, the Republican front-runner by far, announced the event during a 45-minute speech in South Carolina. Cruz aides said the Texas senator extended … Continue reading

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges
Europe / Health / Science / Technology

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

LONDON (AP) — Sweden’s Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. In a statement released on Friday, the university said complaints leveled against Dr. Paolo Macchiarini — who has created wind pipes using patients’ stem cells — … Continue reading

Female directors make work gains
Celebrities / TV

Female directors make work gains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Female directors are getting slightly more work in the expanding world of TV series and outlets, but the same can’t be said for their minority counterparts, according to a new Directors Guild of America study. Women directed 16 percent of the nearly 4,000 episodes that aired last season, a year-to-year increase … Continue reading

New electric car charging station opens in Richmond
Featured / Local / Science / Technology / Virginia

New electric car charging station opens in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond’s Main Street Station parking lot is now home to an electric car charging station. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1MPDcfa) reports that the city’s first DC Fast Charging Electric Vehicle Charging Station has opened. Michael Phillips of Virginia Clean Cities says the station can boost a battery to 80 percent of its … Continue reading

Iraq’s top cleric says government must genuinely seek change
International News / Middle East

Iraq’s top cleric says government must genuinely seek change

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must show it was seeking genuine change to combat corruption and improve services and not just introduce temporary measures to placate the embattled nation. In a message delivered by a representative in a Friday sermon, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani also cautioned protesters who … Continue reading