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Business: Alcoa sets date for split after securing board approval

Source: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Alcoa Inc., the 128-year-old company that invented modern aluminum processing, is formally splitting itself in two by hiving off most...

Nation: Could Hoboken crash have been prevented?

Source: CNN

(CNN)The deadly crash of a New Jersey Transit train Thursday underscores the need for a critical speed-control system on America's railways,...

World: Leaders laud Peres at Jerusalem funeral

Source: BBC News

World leaders have hailed the vision of the late Israeli leader, Shimon Peres, as he was laid to rest days after his death at the age of 93.

Out of the ordinary: Florida woman paid $50,000 to punch Martin Shkreli in the face

Source: UPI

PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A Florida woman won the opportunity to punch or slap former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Skhreli in the face after...

Business: Wells Fargo's CEO pay clawback puts Wall Street execs on notice

Source: Reuters

Wells Fargo & Co's unprecedented move to strip Chief Executive John Stumpf of $41 million in stock awards has sent a chill through Wall Street with...

Nation: Community rallies around South Carolina school shooting victims

Source: USA Today

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The details were few, but some emerged Wednesday about the Townville Elementary teacher and two students shot by a teenage...

World: India launches Kashmir border strikes

Source: BBC News

India's army says it has carried out "surgical strikes" against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir.

Out of the ordinary: Arthritic rooster gets around with special orthopedic shoes

Source: UPI

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A park-dwelling Canadian rooster named Ricky is getting around without discomfort thanks to a pair of...

Business: Core capital goods orders rise for third straight month

Source: Reuters

New orders for non-military U.S. capital goods other than aircraft rose for a third straight month in August, a positive signal for the business...

Nation: BlackBerry to stop making smartphones

Source: USA Today

It's the end of an era for smartphone maker BlackBerry.