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Dow hits new record as home prices rise

The Dow closed at a new all-time high Tuesday after strong gains in US home prices and consumer confidence boosted stocks. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 108.05 (0.71 percent) to 15,411.15, a new all-time high. The S&P 500 put on 10.58 (0.64 percent) to…

Walmart fined $110 million for dumping toxic chemicals in California

Wal-Mart was hit with $110 million in US federal and state fines Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal charges of mishandling hazardous waste and pesticides at its retail stores. The world’s largest retailer was fined for dumping hazardous chemicals in city trash bins and sewer systems in cases filed by…

Oregon student planned to be ‘the Russian grim reaper’ in Columbine-style attack

A judge set bail at $2 million for a US teenager accused of planning a Columbine-style attack on his school using explosives and guns, as macabre details emerged of the alleged plot. Grant Acord, 17, planned to declare “The Russian grim reaper is here” as he threw a “napalm firebomb”…

Two U.S. embassy personnel shot at Venezuelan strip club

Two employees of the US embassy in Venezuela were shot and wounded early Tuesday in the capital Caracas, in a murky incident that local media and a police source said took place at a strip club. “We can confirm that two members of the US embassy in Caracas were injured…

Freight train derails near Baltimore causing massive explosion

A freight train plowed into a garbage truck and derailed Tuesday near the US city of Baltimore, triggering a fire and a massive explosion that injured a driver and was reportedly felt for miles. Television footage showed several train cars lying on their side and engulfed in flames, along with…

International trio take Russian Soyuz rocket to space station

An international trio blasted off Wednesday on top of a Russian Soyuz rocket for the International Space Station with a busy schedule full of space walks and a docking with a pioneering US cargo craft. The six-month mission of Russian commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and his two flight engineers — Karen…

Chinese hackers jeopardize secrecy of U.S. weapons programs

Chinese hackers have gained access to secret designs for a slew of sophisticated US weapons programs, officials said Tuesday, possibly jeopardizing the American military’s technological edge. The breaches were part of a broad Chinese campaign of espionage against top US defense contractors and government agencies, officials said, confirming a Washington…

U.S. shuts down digital currency service Liberty Reserve in money laundering probe

The United States on Tuesday unveiled the world’s “largest” money laundering probe targeting the digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, striking a major blow against what a prosecutor termed the “Wild West” of virtual banking. The Costa Rica-based entity, which handled huge amounts of money outside the control of national governments,…

Online fashion retailer Asos recalls radioactive belts shipped to U.S.

Online fashion retailer Asos has recalled a batch of belts after US customs officials discovered they were radioactive, the company said on Tuesday. A spokesman for the London-listed retailer said the belts, which are made of leather and covered with metal studs, were being held at a radioactive storage facility…

Jailed Pussy Riot member hospitalized while on hunger strike

Jailed Pussy Riot punk rocker Maria Alyokhina, who has been on hunger strike for the past week, was briefly hospitalised on Tuesday, her supporters said. “Have just been informed that Alyokhina was admitted for an examination into the prison colony’s medical quarters,” the Voina radical art collective, which is closely…

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