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No Illegal Drugs Found in Winehouse Toxicology Report

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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The family of the late British singer Amy Winehouse says a toxicology report revealed no illegal drugs in her system at the time of her July 23rd death. Winehouse’s spokesman Chris Goodman released a statement Tuesday stating alcohol was present, but the tests could not determine what role it played in her death. In the […]

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Libyan Capital Celebrates But Gadhafi Evades Capture

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Residents of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, celebrated early Wednesday despite finding no sign of Moammar Gadhafi or his family after rebels overran his compound, taking weapons, television sets and souvenirs from the home of their embattled leader. The storming of Bab al-Aziziya, long the center of Mr. Gadhafi’s power, came after three days of fighting […]

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US Stocks Gained Tuesday

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes rose in Tuesday’s trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained three percent to close 11,177. The S&P 500 soared nearly 3.5 percent to finish at 1,162, while the NASDAQ closed at 2,446, a gain of more than four and one-quarter percent . European markets ended higher from Monday’s close. London’s Financial Times […]

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Japanese Bond Market Brushes Off Downgrade by Moody’s

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda says confidence in the country’s economy “will not be shaken” by an international credit agency’s downgrade of Japanese debt. Bond markets were stable after the downgrade earlier Wednesday, and traders said the action was not a surprise. International agency Moody’s said it was downgrading Japan’s debt rating by one notch, […]

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Former Russian Police Official Arrested in Journalist’s 2006 Murder

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian newspaper says the suspected organizer of the 2006 murder of prominent Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been arrested. Politkovskaya’s editors at the Novaya Gazeta announced the arrest of former Moscow police lieutenant colonel Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov. The paper reported the police officer had previously been interviewed in connection with a 2009 trial related to […]

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