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Business: US earnings week in full swing as Boeing, Coca-Cola, Facebook reports eyed

Source: CNBC

U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wednesday, as investors get ready for another batch of major earnings while awaiting a...

Nation: Trump bans transgender people from serving in U.S. military 'in any capacity'

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. military will not accept transgender troops into its ranks or allow them to serve in...

World: Austria can deport asylum seekers, court says

Source: BBC News

The EU's top court has ruled that a law requiring refugees to seek asylum in the first country they reach applies even in exceptional circumstances.

Out of the ordinary: Man driving 112 mph was trying to take Snapchat photo

Source: UPI

July 25 (UPI) -- Police in Georgia said a man stopped for driving faster than 100 mph gave officers an unsatisfying excuse: He was trying to use a...

Business: Roomba maker may share maps of users' homes with Google, Amazon or Apple

Source: The Guardian

The maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum, iRobot, has found itself embroiled in a privacy row after its chief executive suggested it may begin selling...

Nation: Girl Scouts adds 23 new STEM badges to encourage girls in science, tech

Source: USA Today

Girl Scouts can now earn badges in designing robots and coding in addition to legacy badges of first-aid and hiking.

World: Search for Swiss chainsaw attacker goes international

Source: BBC News

Swiss police have issued an international arrest warrant after a man went on the rampage with a chainsaw in the town of Schaffhausen.

Out of the ordinary: Man builds stairs in park for $550 after city estimated $65,000

Source: UPI

July 20 (UPI) -- A Canadian man spent $550 building a set of stairs in his community park after the city estimated it would cost $65,000.

Business: Average U.S. gas prices rise one cent, reversing 11-week trend

Source: The Associated Press

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose about a penny nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32.

Nation: Sneak peek at US Navy's new $13B aircraft carrier

Source: CNN

Norfolk, Virginia (CNN)Perched 50 feet above the USS Gerald Ford's massive flight deck, Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Triana has a clear view of the...

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