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Arizona travel boycotts hurting hotels

Early hotel data suggest that Phoenix-area hotels don’t appear to be hurting from the Arizona travel boycotts launched since the state passed its controversial immigration law in April. But experts say the statistics don’t yet paint a clear picture of the ...

Monkey

July 28th, 2010

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California a Race to the Top grant finalist

California made the list of finalists for a share of $4.35 billion in federal Race to the Top funds, landing among 18 states and the District of Columbia for the second round of grants, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he ...

Monkey

July 28th, 2010

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Print Email Font Resize Taxi strikes pedestrian near Union Square in San Francisco

A man was injured in San Francisco this morning when he was struck by a taxicab. The man’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, said San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge. Paramedics were dispatched to the intersection of Post and Taylor ...

Monkey

July 26th, 2010

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US says Wikileaks could ‘threaten national security’

The documents released by the Wikileaks website include details of killings of Afghan civilians unreported until now. The records also show Nato concerns that Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency is helping the Taliban in Afghanistan, an accusation Islamabad has denied. ...

Monkey

July 26th, 2010

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Pigeons force Kings of Leon to abandon concert

Rock band the Kings of Leon have been forced to end a concert early after pigeons defecated on them from the rafters of a US venue. The rockers abandoned the gig in St Louis after three songs when bass player Jared Followill was hit in the mouth and face by pigeon droppings.

Monkey

July 26th, 2010

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North Korea warns of nuclear ‘sacred war’

North Korea says it will use its “nuclear deterrent” in response to joint US-South Korean military exercises this weekend. Pyongyang was ready to launch a “retaliatory sacred war” at any time, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. ...

Monkey

July 24th, 2010

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Two US soldiers seized by Afghan Taliban

Two US soldiers have been captured by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, reports say. An Afghan official says the two men were seized in Logar province after an exchange of fire with the militants on Friday. Taliban Conflict * Mapping drone and militant attacks * ...

Monkey

July 24th, 2010

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Wireless industry group sues over S.F. law

A cellular industry group went to court Friday to quash San Francisco’s landmark ordinance requiring radiation levels to be publicly listed for every cell phone sold in the city. The ordinance overwhelmingly approved last month by the Board of Supervisors “will ...

Monkey

July 24th, 2010

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3.5 quake off Pacifica coast

A small earthquake struck off the coast of Pacifica this afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, measuring 3.5, struck at 2:29 p.m., the agency said. Its epicenter was 3 miles northwest of Pacifica. There were no immediate reports of damage. Pacifica police ...

Monkey

July 24th, 2010

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Beasley “smoked too much marijuana” in Miami

USAToday Evidently Michael Beasley, the overall No. 2 pick in 2008, burned bridges in Miami because he burned too much leaf. Beasley was traded to Minnesota a few weeks ago to clear the team checkbook for the triplets. Timberwolves general manager David Kahn told ESPN ...

Monkey

July 23rd, 2010

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