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Business: Ford keeps plants running longer for third consecutive year

Source: The Associated Press

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford will shorten the traditional summer shut-down at some of its plants for the third consecutive year to meet rising demand.

US: El Nino could mean fewer hurricanes

Source: CNN

(CNN)This year's Atlantic hurricane season probably will have fewer storms than normal for the third year running -- thanks in part to El Nino,...

World: Chinese ship capsizes on Yangtze with hundreds missing

Source: BBC News

Five people have died and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship carrying 458 people capsized on the Yangtze River in China's Hubei province.

Out of the ordinary: Hooters waitress donates kidney to customer

Source: UPI

ROSWELL, Ga., June 1 (UPI) -- A Georgia Hooters waitress who donated her kidney to a customer she had known for only three months said the organ is...

Business: KFC sues Chinese companies for online rumors about its food

Source: The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- Restaurant operator KFC said Monday it filed a lawsuit against three companies in China whose social media accounts spread false...

US: Here's what happens now that the Patriot Act provisions expired

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Sunday to move forward with consideration of the USA Freedom Act, a measure that would end the controversial bulk...

World: Malaysia Airlines is technically bankrupt

Source: BBC News

Malaysia Airlines is "technically bankrupt", its chief executive has said, as he announced a restructuring programme and plans to cut about 6,000...

Out of the ordinary: Girl rescues kitten when firefighter is too big

Source: The Associated Press

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in south-central Pennsylvania, but a 6-year-old girl's...

Business: Amazon plans to add its own line of food

Source: MarketWatch

Following the playbook of countless retailers, Amazon.com Inc. is preparing to broadly expand its fledgling lineup of private-label brands to include...

US: Former House speaker Hastert indicted for illegal cash withdrawals

Source: USA Today

CHICAGO--Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert with illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank...

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