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Business: U.S. mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens

Source: Reuters

(Reuters/IFR) - The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a...

Nation: Former top Christie aide set to testify in Bridgegate trial

Source: USA Today

NEWARK — After three years of virtual silence since sending the infamous “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” email,...

World: IS strikes back in northern Iraq

Source: BBC News

Islamic State (IS) militants have mounted a ferocious counter-attack in north Iraq, killing at least 19 people in and around the city of Kirkuk.

Out of the ordinary: Bank places 100 'lucky pennies' across US worth $1,000 each

Source: The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset by...

Business: Facebook plans ‘thousands’ of drones in next decade

Source: Newsweek

Facebook plans to launch thousands of its internet-beaming drones within the next decade, according to the head of the company’s aviation team.

Nation: Growing calls for railroad probe in wake of station crash

Source: The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's commuter railroad is facing growing calls for more scrutiny at federal and state levels amid questions about its...

World: Ethiopia detains 1,600 under state of emergency

Source: BBC News

The Ethiopian authorities have detained 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister has told the...

Out of the ordinary: Stray kitten interrupts Turkish news broadcast

Source: UPI

DENIZLI, Turkey, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A kitten became an unexpected guest on a morning news program in Turkey after wandering into the studio.

Business: Yes, Ford is building plants in Mexico. No, it’s not cutting U.S. jobs

Source: The New York Times

DETROIT — In the summer of 2008, with the Great Recession underway and Detroit’s auto industry in a free fall, Ford Motor took a big...

Nation: Terror bombing suspect moved from hospital to prison

Source: Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30 people, has been moved from a hospital to...