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  1. Snellville Institute Needs SupportWed, 24 Sep 2014 23:45:57 GMT
    Snellville Institute Needs Support to be move on to the next step for $150,000 Grant from Mission Main StreetSM Grants Help Snellville Institute Grow by Voting Online Before October 17!! Snellville, GA Snellville Institute of Learning, Inc., a local tutoring and diploma completion school, has applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main StreetSM Grants. Snellville Institute of Learning, Inc., must submit a questionnaire outlining a business plan that will result in growth of the business and receive at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant. More...
  2. Woman gets prison for false tax returnsWed, 24 Sep 2014 11:53:56 GMT
    A federal judge in Birmingham has sentenced a Georgia woman to serve seven months in prison on charges related to false tax returns. Federal authorities say Janice Foy, who lives in Snellville, Georgia, owned and operated a now-closed tax preparation business in Birmingham. More...
  3. Ga. Agency Says Photo IDs Will Cost $7.7 MillionSun, 21 Sep 2014 16:22:43 GMT
    According to a 2016 budget request made public this week, the Georgia Department of Human Services estimates the change would cost about $7.8 million. Agency spokeswoman Ravae Graham says the estimate covers producing about 900,000 new cards and other support expenses. More...
  4. Visit the World Right Here in Snellville at International FestivalTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:56:07 GMT
    The event, featuring cultural displays, traditional costumes and entertainment representing music and dance from around the world, will take place from 12 to 6 p.m. on the Towne Green in front of City Hall, 2432 Oak Road. A Parade of Nations will kick off the event at noon. More...
  5. Scout-Built Garden Beds Available to RentMon, 15 Sep 2014 21:46:23 GMT
    The 4-by-12-foot beds may be filled with soil and the renter may add organic amendments as desired. The Community Garden rental year is April 1 through March 30, so the beds will be rented for half the annual rate of $50 for a Snellville resident and $65 for those living outside city limits. More...
  6. Snellville Police to Host Public Safety NightFri, 12 Sep 2014 22:25:40 GMT
    Members of the city's police department will be out in force hosting the annual Snellville Public Safety Night Sept. 30. The free event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Towne Green in front of City Hall, 2342 Oak Road. More...
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  1. Snellville Institute Needs Support Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:28:40 EST
    Snellville Institute Needs Support to be move on to the next step for $150,000 Grant from Mission Main StreetSM Grants Help Snellville Institute Grow by Voting Online Before October 17!! More...
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  2. BOOK YOUR 12/13/14 WEDDING PACKAGE: A DAY IN TIMEWed, 17 Sep 2014 12:42:31 EST
    (Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 16, 2014) Couples wishing to tie the knot on the last sequential date of this century, December 13, 2014, or 12/13/14, can exchange vows and celebrate with friends and family at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center... More...
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  3. Gwinnet Retailers stop hiding behind your brick and mortar--Advertise on lineTue, 09 Sep 2014 12:10:59 EST
    By Twomucht, Topix News Editor, To be sure retailers, Labor Day is over. The kids are back in school. Soccer moms are stretched to their wits end, just trying to remember when, and where to pick up their school children. This high buying market hasmuch less time to visit your shop to browse your store. They need 'Real Time Merchants' , those who have an on line presence.Now is the time, retail merchants can help them More...
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  4. Oprah' s-'The Life You Want Tour' touched down in Atlanta, Ga.!Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:27:57 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Oprahs 'The Life You Want 'weekend was a great opportunity for one to focus on reaching their life goals, while discovering how to become a better person. This life changing event took place at the Phillips Arena, in Atlanta, Ga. this past Friday, on September 5 and Saturday, September 6, 2014. More...
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  5. Uptown Comedy Corner # 1 Comedy Club in Atlanta, Ga.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:11:50 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, With all of the recent incidents of shootings, killings, and chaos happening around the world, it would be nice this Labor Day Weekend,if you could enjoy the end of summer,laughing your butt off... More...
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  6. Checker Classic Cab-Ranks Top 5 Transportation service in Atlanta, Ga. !Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:21:58 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Mr. Orlando Perry, is a community oriented man. He started with a vehicle and a vision, to get his Metro Atlanta neighbors, to and fro, as the CEO of Checker Classic Cabs of Lithonia, Ga.,today. However, it would not take an airport taxi trip to find out who Mr. Orlando Perry is, and why is carries a community torch for safe transportation... More...
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  7. Soccer moms earn full time pay selling local news ads !Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:46:11 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, As a national news editor for several news sites around the world, I still need local community leaders, who are in touch with local merchants and non-profits, in order to help promote community success. We are seeking single mothers, college students, who... More...
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  8. There's Texting, Sexing, and now Frexting. What is it?Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:43 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, About 5 years ago texting was not very popular as it has become today. First lets define Texting- It is a form of communication by way of non verbal communication More...
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  1. Don't attack Poppy Hills without the official appWed, 01 Oct 2014 05:12:53 +0000
    Along with a complete renovation, Poppy Hills Golf Course is turning to technology in the form of apps to help not only the golfers playing the course, but also the maintenance crew that keeps the course looking pristine.“We... More...
  2. One charged after man shot to death, ATF agent wounded in altercation in AthensWed, 01 Oct 2014 03:56:06 +0000
    One man was shot to death and a special agent wounded in an altercationTuesday night in Athens. And police said another man was arrested in connection with the incident.Investigators said that around 5:10 p.m. special agents with... More...
  3. Three get life in prison for killing man, paralyzing another in botched robberyWed, 01 Oct 2014 03:31:20 +0000
    Three men saw a man at a gas station wearing an expensive watch and decided to follow him. What followed was a multipel shooting tha left one man dead and another paralyzed, officials said. On Monday, the trio was... More...
  4. Nicolas Cages motivation for starring in Left BehindWed, 01 Oct 2014 02:51:53 +0000
    Touted the most anticipated movie of 2014, Left Behind, starring Academy Award winning actor, Nicolas Cage, debuts on Friday, October 3rd, 2014. The movie will be shown at many metro Atlanta theaters. Cage was drawn to the script... More...
  5. Johnnyswim to release a Christmas EP in digital format release on November 11Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:32:39 +0000
    Announced on Monday, September 29 via Sacks & Co., the husband-and-wife duo, Johnnyswim, will be releasing their first Christmas EP, featuring four holiday favorites, and one live original song. The EP was produced by Abner Ramirez, one-half... More...
  6. Driver, 17, charged with vehicular homicide in crash that killed teen on I-85Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:48:19 +0000
    A 17-year-old driver was charged in a crash that killed one teen and injured another person Monday on I-85 in Atlanta. Officials said the teen was driving too fast for conditions when he lost control and caused... More...
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  1. Hong Kong protests hit China's National Day: Live ReportWed, 01 Oct 2014 01:48:42 -0400
    Hong Kong (AFP) - 05:34 GMT - China detaining activists for supporting Hong Kong - A report from our Beijing bureau says authorities have detained a dozen activists across China and threatened several others who expressed support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests in recent days, according to the overseas-based advocacy group China Human Rights Defenders (CHRD). More...
  2. Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in TexasWed, 01 Oct 2014 01:41:44 -0400
    DALLAS (AP) The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus. More...
  3. 3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:41:02 -0400
    MEXICO CITY (AP) Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide. More...
  4. Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lowerWed, 01 Oct 2014 01:38:47 -0400
    By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year. The lackluster performance helped lift the U.S. dollar above 110.00 yen for the first time since mid-2008 while punishing commodity prices globally, a positive for consumers but also a force for disinflation. Indeed, subsiding price pressures was a feature of many of the manufacturing surveys out on Wednesday. ... More...
  5. Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thrillerWed, 01 Oct 2014 01:34:20 -0400
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball's postseason. More...
  6. 2 suicide bomber attacks in Kabul kill 7, wound 21Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:30:15 -0400
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Two suicide bombers in the Afghan capital targeted two buses carrying Afghan army troops on Wednesday, killing seven and wounding 21 people, police said. More...
  7. Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PMWed, 01 Oct 2014 01:28:19 -0400
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions. The United States has been bombing Islamic State and other groups in Syria for a week with the help of Arab allies, and hitting targets in neighboring Iraq since August. European countries have joined the campaign in Iraq but not in Syria. ... More...
  8. Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle EastWed, 01 Oct 2014 01:23:08 -0400
    By Jonny Hogg and Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Frustrated by Western failure to heed his advice in Syria and Iraq and still smarting over the collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu makes no apology for a foreign policy that has left his country isolated. His dream of a Middle East with political Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey at its heart seems to be fading as chaos in Syria and Iraq threatens its borders and diplomatic ties with Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation, remain broken. ... More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. Argentina Moves to Local Trustee for BondsTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:41:22 GMT
    Argentina deposited a $161 million bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday in defiance of a U.S. judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for attempting illegal moves to service its debt. The Economy Ministry said the coupon payment on its foreign law Par bonds was deposited into two accounts of the state-run Nacion Fideicomisos S.A. The new trustee replaces The Bank of New York Mellon, which was removed by the government. More...
  2. Eurozone inflation falls to near 5-year lowTue, 30 Sep 2014 11:54:32 GMT
    Official figures show inflation across the 18 European Union countries that use the euro dipped further toward zero in September, a move that's likely to maintain pressure on the European Central Bank to back further stimulus measures. Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, says Tuesday that consumer prices in the eurozone rose only 0.3 percent in the year to September against the previous month's 0.4 percent. More...
  3. Wells Fargo's still No. 1 in Colorado, but other banks change ranksTue, 30 Sep 2014 08:05:54 GMT
    San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. still maintains the top spot as the largest bank in both metro Denver and Colorado - but FirstBank has regained the second spot in metro Denver, where U.S. Bank jumped to third from last year's fourth spot, according to new data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. In metro Denver, Wells Fargo's market share is even bigger, with more than $18.6 billion in deposits and 28.5 percent market share. More...
  4. Can Bank Mutual pull another Brand Madness upset? Will Kohl's, Palermo's roll on?Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:14:54 GMT
    Bank Mutual had a very strong showing in the first round of the Milwaukee Business Journal's Brand Madness, upsetting Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Can the Milwaukee bank pull off another upset by knocking off Marcus Theatres? We launch the third group of second-round Brand Madness matchups today as we work towards finalizing the final 16 in our effort to determine Milwaukee's top brand. More...
  5. Kill off negative gearing to calm housing market, says EslakeTue, 30 Sep 2014 00:10:06 GMT
    The central bank has made "a very compelling case for the government to consider ending negative gearing for new investors", says Saul Eslake. Photo: Pat Scala A leading economist has called on Canberra to put an end to negative gearing for new investors as the best way to dampen frothy property markets in Sydney and Melbourne. More...
  6. India's new prime minister to corporate America: Come to IndiaMon, 29 Sep 2014 18:46:21 GMT
    But none of the others got a rock star welcome from their communities like India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He starts the day with a breakfast meeting of top corporate leaders, including Google's Eric Schmidt, Citigroup's Michael Corbat, Merck's Kenneth Frazier, Caterpillar's Doug Oberhelman, MasterCard's Ajay Banga and Pepsico's Indra Nooyi. More...
  7. Bank of America fined $7.65M over accounting blunderMon, 29 Sep 2014 18:46:20 GMT
    Bank of America , based in Charlotte, has been fined $7.65 million by the SEC over an accounting error disclosed earlier this year. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has slapped Bank of America Corp. with a $7.65 million fine over an accounting error the Charlotte-based banking giant disclosed earlier this year. More...
  8. Student loan debt may be hurting the housing marketMon, 29 Sep 2014 18:46:19 GMT
    Student loan debt has caused an 8 percent drop in home purchases among Americans ages 20 to 39, according to housing research firm John Burns Real Estate Consulting. More...
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  1. Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot in gun training accidentWed, 01 Oct 2014 07:00:09 GMT
    Pennsylvania State Police say that a trooper who was accidentally shot during a gun safety exercise Tuesday has died.  More...
  2. Southern California mayor fatally shot by wife during domestic disputeWed, 01 Oct 2014 04:28:29 GMT
    The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was fatally shot by his wife Tuesday during an argument with his wife, investigators say.  More...
  3. Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot during yearly gun training exerciseWed, 01 Oct 2014 03:28:24 GMT
    A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility on Tuesday and later died. More...
  4. Psych expert says suspect in 1979 NYC missing-boy case didn't understand right to silenceWed, 01 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT
    A man who admitted on videotape killing a boy missing since 1979 did not understand his right to silence, a defense psychologist testified Tuesday. More...
  5. Funeral home sues Archdiocese of Los Angeles for $250 million over cemetery leasesWed, 01 Oct 2014 01:48:19 GMT
    A funeral home company has sued the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for at least $250 million, alleging it was cheated out of a lease deal involving six Roman Catholic cemeteries. More...
  6. Decision to let cop killer Abu-Jamal give commencement speech 'despicable,' widow saysWed, 01 Oct 2014 01:30:56 GMT
    Convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has been selected as the commencement speaker for a Vermont college, a despicable decision that should be reversed, the Philadelphia officers widow told FoxNews.com on Tuesday. More...
  7. Mayor of suburban Los Angeles city shot to death, wife arrestedWed, 01 Oct 2014 00:46:36 GMT
    Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Crystal Hernandez said Tuesday that Mayor Daniel Crespo got into an argument with his wife, Levette Crespo, and their 19-year-old son tried to intervene. More...
  8. Jury convicts Colorado Springs teen in slayings of newlywed Fort Carson soldier, pregnant wifeTue, 30 Sep 2014 23:58:29 GMT
    It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary. More...
  9. 2 women sue Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in Vermont over alleged abuse by ministerTue, 30 Sep 2014 23:45:32 GMT
    Two adult sisters are suing a Jehovah's Witness congregation in Vermont, saying they were sexually abused by a minister when they were minor children and the church did nothing to protect them. More...
  1. Husband Convicted of Murdering Wife with Lethal Injection of NicotineTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:50:00 EDT
    The case's prosecutor says Linda Curry "was nothing more than a paycheck" for husband More...
  2. Holly Williams Welcomes a DaughterTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:40:00 EDT
    "I'm so incredibly blessed," the new mom tells PEOPLE of daughter Stella June More...
  3. Police Baffled by Utah Family of 5 Found Dead in Living RoomTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:15:00 EDT
    "I really don't like an unsolved mystery," an investigator said. More...
  4. Ashley Tisdale Goes Purple! See Her Fun New Hair HueTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:05:00 EDT
    The star dyes her tresses a lavender shade. Get all the scoop More...
  5. Mom Accused in Salt Poisoning of 5-Year-Old Says Child May Be Responsible for His DeathTue, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:00 EDT
    Lacey Spears, charged with second-degree murder in the death of her son Garnett, says she did not murder him More...
  6. Officials Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the United StatesTue, 30 Sep 2014 18:15:00 EDT
    The patient is in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas More...
  7. Inside Amanda Bynes's New TroublesTue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
    The actress seems 'not 100 percent well,' a source says More...
  8. What's It Like Being in the Studio with 5 Seconds of Summer?Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:50:00 EDT
    The Aussie rockers' co-writers and co-producers dish on the making of their self-titled debut More...
  9. Julianne Hough's DWTS Style Blog: Get All the Scoop on Her '70s-Inspired LookTue, 30 Sep 2014 17:15:00 EDT
    The star and her glam squad open up about her retro pieces More...
  10. Ben Affleck's Son Prefers Jimmy Fallon's Version of 'Let It Go' to His Dad's (VIDEO)Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:25:00 EDT
    The Gone Girl star's vocal chops face some tough scrutiny from this 2-year-old son, Samuel More...
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  1. Husband Convicted of Murdering Wife with Lethal Injection of NicotineTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:50:00 EDT
    The case's prosecutor says Linda Curry "was nothing more than a paycheck" for husband More...
  2. Holly Williams Welcomes a DaughterTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:40:00 EDT
    "I'm so incredibly blessed," the new mom tells PEOPLE of daughter Stella June More...
  3. Police Baffled by Utah Family of 5 Found Dead in Living RoomTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:15:00 EDT
    "I really don't like an unsolved mystery," an investigator said. More...
  4. Ashley Tisdale Goes Purple! See Her Fun New Hair HueTue, 30 Sep 2014 19:05:00 EDT
    The star dyes her tresses a lavender shade. Get all the scoop More...
  5. Mom Accused in Salt Poisoning of 5-Year-Old Says Child May Be Responsible for His DeathTue, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:00 EDT
    Lacey Spears, charged with second-degree murder in the death of her son Garnett, says she did not murder him More...
  6. Officials Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the United StatesTue, 30 Sep 2014 18:15:00 EDT
    The patient is in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas More...
  7. Inside Amanda Bynes's New TroublesTue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 EDT
    The actress seems 'not 100 percent well,' a source says More...
  8. What's It Like Being in the Studio with 5 Seconds of Summer?Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:50:00 EDT
    The Aussie rockers' co-writers and co-producers dish on the making of their self-titled debut More...
  9. Julianne Hough's DWTS Style Blog: Get All the Scoop on Her '70s-Inspired LookTue, 30 Sep 2014 17:15:00 EDT
    The star and her glam squad open up about her retro pieces More...
  10. Ben Affleck's Son Prefers Jimmy Fallon's Version of 'Let It Go' to His Dad's (VIDEO)Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:25:00 EDT
    The Gone Girl star's vocal chops face some tough scrutiny from this 2-year-old son, Samuel More...
Music News
  1. Drake Says He Wrote Alicia Keys' 'Un-Thinkable' About Nicki MinajWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Drake confirms speculation that he wrote Alicia Keys' forbidden-love hit "Un-Thinkable" with Nicki Minaj in mind. More...
  2. Chuckie Says He's 'Excited' To Tour With Legendary Paul OakenfoldWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Dutch dance music DJ/producer Chuckie will join Paul Oakenfold's Facelift Tour, which kicked off last week. More...
  3. Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Artists Push One Another, Common SaysWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:57:37 EDT
    G.O.O.D. Music members Common and Big Sean talk about how the competitive vibe of Kanye West's hip-hop collective inspires members to make their best music. More...
  4. Kings Of Leon's Come Around Sundown: Night MovesWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:20:19 EDT
    Kings of Leon are taking a victory lap with Come Around Sundown, the follow-up to their Grammy-winning breakthrough, in Bigger Than the Sound. More...
  5. Ke$ha Works On Her 'Psychic Abilities'Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:51:26 EDT
    Ke$ha tells Seventeen touring spiritual healer helps her hone in on "psychic abilities" and center her chakras before every show. More...
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  1. Judge overturns fraudulent divorcesTue, 30 Sep 2014 17:19:13 GMT
    The divorce petitions involved in the case were issued on a variety of dates between August 2010 and February 2012 Sir James Munby, President of the High Court's Family Division, said a conspiracy to pervert the course of justice had been carried out "on an almost industrial scale". It related to 180 cases where one half of an Italian married couple presented a petition for divorce to the English court. More...
  2. Missing girls may be Syria-boundTue, 30 Sep 2014 13:27:32 GMT
    A 15-year-old from Bristol and a 17-year-old from Lambeth, south London, both vanished last week amid fears the pair have been radicalised Two teenage girls have gone missing and may be trying to get to Syria to join extremists in the war torn state. A 15-year-old from Bristol and a 17-year-old from Lambeth, south London, both vanished last week amid fears the pair have been radicalised. More...
  3. House prices fell back this monthTue, 30 Sep 2014 09:37:32 GMT
    House prices have fallen back from a record high with the first month-on-month decrease in more than a year in September, according to the Nationwide. House prices have fallen back from a record high with the first month-on-month decrease in more than a year in September, according to the Nationwide. More...
  4. Hong Kong protesters set deadline for governmentTue, 30 Sep 2014 05:54:04 GMT
    29, 2014. . Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Monday, Sept. More...
  5. Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggestTue, 30 Sep 2014 02:06:32 GMT
    A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. More...