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The MDA Show of Strength, previously known as the MDA Labor Day Telethon, is an annual telethon in the US to raise money for the MDA

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...ramming from the MDA after having done so every year from 1996 to 2010. Afterwards the MDA announced plans to provide telethon affiliates about six hours of programming in 2011 rather than about 21 hours and 30 minutes of programming as they did in previous years. The plans also included providing the entire telethon to the stations on the day before Labor Day from 6:00 p.m until 12:00 a.m rather...

A new credit card rule going into effect Sunday, January 27, 2013, could cost you more when shopping with a credit card at some stores

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...have discussed the settlement with many, many merchants, and not a single merchant we have spoken to plans to surcharge,” said Craig Sherman, spokesman for the National Retail Federation, which was not involved in the lawsuit. Wal-Mart, Target, Sears and Home Depot all told NBC News that they had no plans to add a credit card surcharge. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Ma...

Minutes of the Federal Reserve's July meeting revealed few clues about the central bank's timeline for unwinding its extraordinary efforts to support the US economy

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Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July meeting revealed few clues about the central bank’s timeline for unwinding its extraordinary efforts to support the US economy. Officials said they were “broadly comfortable” with plans to scale back the Fed’s $85 billion a month bond-buying programme. However, the timing remains murky. Almost all agreed a change in the programme...

Game of Thrones has become the most-pirated TV show over the internet in 2012

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...il sentence for users found guilty of downloading pirated files. Major ISPs in the US have announced plans to launch a “six strikes system” early next year, under which suspected pirates would be sent a series of warning letters before facing bandwidth throttling and other punitive measures. And the UK also plans to introduce a letter-writing scheme in 2013. Most pirated TV shows of 20...

Turkish lawmakers have approved controversial plans to reform the country's top judicial body, amid a brawl which left one opposition legislator with a broken nose

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...with reports of dozens of lawmakers involved in a fist fight. Last month the judicial body said the plans were unconstitutional and would undermine its independence. The plans were proposed by PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, which dominates parliament. At one point during the 20-hour debate, scuffles broke out leading to punches being thrown. Turkish lawmakers have approved controversi...

Hillary Clinton will be charging $200,000 per speech on her lecture circuit

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...casionally donate her fees for charitable purposes”. While keeping mum about any future presidential plans, Hillary Clinton has said that she plans to write another book, this time about her work as Secretary of State. Publishing house Simon & Schuster reportedly paid the former first lady an $8 million advance on her first book, Living History, which she published in December 2000. With any a...

EU food safety experts are due to meet in Brussels to address the scandal over mislabelled horsemeat

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...ins across Europe. The previously little-known committee is suddenly the focus of attention, and the plans it comes up with could eventually have a huge impact on consumer confidence in the food being eaten in Europe. The experts from all 27 EU countries will try to devise accurate random tests to determine the scale of the mislabelling of horsemeat. They will also draw up plans for separate tests...

The ongoing French air traffic controllers strike is causing further disruption for European travelers

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...er of flights from France’s busiest airports had to be cancelled on Wednesday amid protests at plans for a single European airspace. Controllers say the plans will affect public safety and working conditions. Airlines based outside France have also suffered upheaval. Ryanair was forced to cancel more than 240 flights on Wednesday, while EasyJet scrapped 128. Air traffic workers elsewhere in...

Chinese hackers stole plans for Australia's new intelligence hub

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...spionage by ABC’s Four Corners investigative programme on Monday night. Chinese hackers stole plans for Australia’s new intelligence hub The programme alleged that blueprints to the new intelligence headquarters in Canberra – due to be finished last year but delayed – were stolen in a cyber attack on a contractor that was traced to a server in China. The plans detailed com...

Pope Francis prepares to tackle some of the Catholic Church's major problems and he starts with the Vatican Bank, which has been accused of laundering money

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...atican Bank, which has been accused of laundering money. The pontiff is starting with the bank as he plans to reform the Church into a model of austerity and honesty. Pope Francis has spent the first weeks of his papacy officiating at services and demonstrating how true servants of God should be. Those close to Pope Francis, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say that he is considering plans...

New York City police officer Gilberto Valle has been found guilty of plotting to murder his wife, and cook and eat other women

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New York City police officer Gilberto Valle has been found guilty of plotting to murder his wife, and cook and eat other women. Gilberto Valle, 28, was arrested by the FBI in 2012 following a tip-off by his wife. The trial heard how Gilberto Valle had taken steps to carry out his plan of abducting, torturing and eating women he knew. Defence lawyers argued it was merely a role-playing fantasy he...

London Marathon organizers have decided to review the Sunday’s race security after two fatal explosions hit the Boston Marathon

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...n 1981 and was completed by more than 37,000 people last year, to go ahead. Nick Bitel said security plans “take account of many contingencies, including this type of threat and incident, but one can’t be complacent and when it has happened, you need to then review those plans you have in place to see what else may be necessary.” St James’s Palace said Prince Harry would st...

Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before Boston Marathon blasts

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New reports reveal Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before Boston Marathon blasts, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document. It appears the Saudi warning came separately from the multiple red flags raised by Russian intelligence in 2011, and was based on human intellig...

Microsoft faces a backlash from some gamers after it emerged the company may charge a fee to play pre-owned games on its new Xbox One console.

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Microsoft faces a backlash from some gamers after it emerged the company may charge a fee to play pre-owned games on its new Xbox One console. The move would also mean borrowing a game from a friend will require a payment to play, possibly the full price. Microsoft has said gamers will be able to trade their used games online – but refused to give more details. Microsoft’s director of...

YouTube is set to launch a paid-for subscription service that will charge users to access content on some of its specialist channels

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YouTube, the video site owned by Google, is set to launch a paid-for subscription service later this week that will charge users to access content on some of its specialist channels. A single-channel subscription is expected to cost $1.99 a month and will apply to as many as 50 YouTube channels, the Financial Times reported. Paying customers will be able to get access to exclusive videos, TV show...

Newly elected South Korean President Park Geun-hye has warned that the country is facing "unprecedented" political deadlock which is hampering economic progress

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...not yet been able to form a cabinet. She has failed to reach agreement with the opposition over her plans for reorganizing the government. They say plans to move the media into a new ministry would effectively put broadcasting under state control. In a televised address, Park Geun-hye apologized for the deadlock, saying it had “caused serious delays to state affairs” and was “un...

Perugina's Baci chocolate bonbons are filled with hazelnut chocolate cream, topped with a whole hazelnut, and wrapped in a love note

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...some. Test your knowledge of the world’s candies and check out some of our favorites here. 1. Bounty, UK Mounds lovers will appreciate Bounty, a coconut-filled bar enrobed with milk chocolate. 2. Cheong Woo, Korea Leave it to South Korea to come up with pumpkin candy — a mellow, slightly salty candy with a prominent squash-like flavor and the texture of Starburst. If you can track it down,...

Pakistani Railways Minister offers $100,000 reward for the killing of Innocence of Muslims maker

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The Pakistani PM’s spokesman has condemned a minister’s $100,000 reward for the killing of the maker of amateur anti-Islam video Innocence of Muslims. Shafqat Jalil said the government “absolutely disassociated” itself from comments by Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour. Innocence of Muslims, produced in the US, has led to a wave of protests in the Muslim world and many...

Captain Francesco Schettino has returned to the wreck of Costa Concordia cruise ship for the first time as part of his manslaughter trial

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Captain Francesco Schettino has returned to the wreck of Costa Concordia cruise ship for the first time as part of his manslaughter trial. Costa Concordia hit a reef near the island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, with the loss of 32 lives. Francesco Schettino was taken to the wreck on board a small boat, two days after travelling back to Giglio. He denies the charges of manslaughter and...

The third officer was at the helm of Sewol ferry that capsized off South Korea coast

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...picked up were found floating in the water, and none had been retrieved from the ship itself. Three salvage cranes have also arrived at the scene, to raise the ship or move it to another area with weaker currents. “We will review the options very carefully, as the salvage operations may hurt survivors trapped inside,” Yonhap news agency quoted a coast guard officer as saying. Meanwhil...

Costa Concordia's Captain Francesco Schettino will revisit ship on Thursday

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Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, is due to visit to the wreck on Thursday. It will be Francesco Schettino’s first time back on the ship since it hit a reef near the island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. The visit is part of an investigation at Francesco Schettino’s trial, where he is accused of manslaughter and abandoning ship....

Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck will be removed from the coast of north-west Italy in June

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Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck will be removed from the coast of north-west Italy in June, officials say. The stricken liner will then be taken away to be scrapped. Ports in Italy, Britain, France, Turkey and China are bidding for the lucrative contract to dismantle the ship, Italian officials said. The Costa Concordia hit a reef near the island of Giglio in January 2012 and capsized, killing...

Francesco Schettino, the captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized on Friday, killing at least 11 people, has admitted making a navigation mistake

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Francesco Schettino, the captain of Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized on Friday, killing at least 11 people, has admitted making a navigation mistake, Italian media say. Francesco Schettino, 52, told investigators he had “ordered the turn too late” as the luxury ship sailed close to an island, according to a leaked interrogation transcript. The Costa Concordia ran aground with...

Five more bodies have been found on the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia

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...#8220;such small quantities as to pose no significant environment risk”. The next stage of the salvage operation will involve cleaning up the sea bed and the area around the ship’s hull before work begins to lift the wreck. Removing the Costa Concordia is expected to take up to a year.   Related search articles:costa concordia update salvage photos italian ship raising raising of...

The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink the Japanese ghost ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami

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The crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami has been sunk by the US Coast Guard. The coast guard earlier said they would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru after a Canadian fishing boat claimed salvage rights. But a Canadian official later said that the Bernice C had been unable to tow the 200 ft (61 m) Japanese “ghost ship”. The US Coast Guard has used c...