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    Amazon releases new Fire tablets and e-readers

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Amazon has released a new set of tablets and e-readers. A $79 Kindle and the Kindle Voyage are the company’s new e-reader offerings. “This is our thinnest, highest resolution, highest contrast e-reader we’ve ever done,” Amazon VP Peter Larsen said of the Kindle Voyage, which starts at $199. “We have a long term-vision to replace paper,” Senior Vice President of Devices David Limp said at the launch event in New York Wednesday. That translates to e-readers […]

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    Valleywx.com: NASA spacecraft set to orbit Mars

    (CNN) — NASA says its latest Mars-exploring spacecraft is on track to fire up its thrusters and enter orbit this Sunday night, completing a 10-month journey of 442 million miles. NASA’s MAVEN craft will live up to its formal name — the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution craft — by helping scientists figure out how ancient Mars changed so dramatically into the planet we know today. It will be the first mission devoted to studying the upper Martian atmosphere as […]

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    Mortgages getting cheaper, easier to get for some homebuyers

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — For wealthy homebuyers, mortgages are getting cheaper and easier to come by. Not only are big-pocketed borrowers paying lower average rates on the high dollar value loans known as jumbo mortgages, but lenders are now requiring even smaller down payments — and, in some cases, they are waiving the mortgage insurance, too. For months, lenders of jumbo mortgages have been charging interest rates that are lower than what average borrowers pay. The Mortgage Bankers Association reports […]

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    UPDATE: Sierra Leone ends 3-day nationwide Ebola lockdown

    (CNN) — Sierra Leone lifted Sunday a nationwide lockdown, which had been put in place to help stop the spread of Ebola. Under the plan, no one was allowed to leave their homes for three days, allowing volunteers to go door-to-door educating people on the deadly virus. More than 75% of the targeted 1.5 million households were contacted, according to the Health Ministry. VIDEO: President Bill Clinton on lessons from the Ebola outbreak “The EOC (Emergency Operations Center) has officially […]

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    Jameis Winston benched for vulgar comments

    (CNN) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston missed all of Saturday night’s marquee game against Clemson — not just one half as previously announced — because of a vulgar comment witnesses said he made on campus this week, the school said. FSU, the nation’s top-ranked team, struggled early but outlasted Clemson to win 23-17 in overtime. FSU initially said the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback would miss the first half of the Seminoles’ game in Tallahassee, after people reported seeing him yelling […]

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    ‘A peaceful, selfless man': Wife of Alan Henning pleaded with ISIS to release her husband

    London (CNN) — The wife of British hostage Alan Henning begged Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a “peaceful, selfless man” who was only in Syria to help people in need. “I cannot see how it could assist any state’s cause to allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” Barbara Henning said, according to a message released by the UK Foreign Office. ISIS refers to itself as “the Islamic State.” Alan Henning, a […]

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    ISIS releases dozens of Turkish hostages

    (CNN) — Dozens of Turkish hostages abducted by Islamist militants in northern Iraq were freed Saturday after three months in captivity. Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria raided the Turkish consulate in June and seized 49 people, including Consul General Ozturk Yilmaz. Others abducted included his family, children and other citizens who were at the consulate in Mosul at the time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Of the total, three were local employees and 46 were […]

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    Two White House security breaches reported since Friday

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — In the second security incident at the White House in as many days, an individual failed to stop at the entrance to the White House complex while driving his vehicle, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. The man, identified as Kevin Carr of Shamong, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with unlawful entry, Leary said. According to Leary, Carr is either 18 or 19 years old. The incident happened at the entrance at 15th and E Streets, […]

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    New GM Recall: Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas affected

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors’ recall tally. On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm in some vehicles. GM said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities because of the issue. The affected cars are model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedans. (An additional 16,249 vehicles are being recalled worldwide.) It’s the latest […]

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    Nigerian officials, terror group to negotiate release of 200 kidnapped girls

    (CNN) — Nigerian government officials and the International Committee of the Red Cross have had talks with Boko Haram about swapping prisoners of the Islamist terror group for the more than 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped in April, a source involved in the negotiations told CNN. The officials met four times in mid August with two senior members of Boko Haram in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. The swap would involve the released of 30 Boko Haram commanders in the custody of […]

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    California lawyer faces license suspension after posting fake photos with celebrities

    (CNN) — A California lawyer is facing license suspension for alleged deceptive advertising by photoshopping herself into cozy pictures with politicians and celebrities on her official website. The California State Bar Court is recommending Svitlana Sangary be suspended from practicing law for six months, after an investigation showed her website featured fake publicity photos of her next to President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres and others. The California Bar […]

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    Valleywx.com: $5 million per day being spent battling 10 California wildfires

    (CNN) — As 10 wildfires raged across California, authorities accused one man Thursday of having deliberately set one of the larger fires that was burning nearly uncontrollably over 111 square miles, officials said. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, faces one felony count of arson with a special allegation of a firefighter, peace officer or other emergency personnel having suffered great bodily injury in the so-called King Fire in northern California, according to the criminal complaint. Huntsman is being held on $10 […]


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