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    Mom and baby miss Flight MH17: ‘I’ve been given a second chance’

    A mom shares her feelings after she and her baby miss boarding Flight MH17.

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    US Analysis: Pro-Russian separatists likely fired missile that brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

    KIEV, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking news alert, 8:18 a.m.] The missile that hit Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 most likely was fired by pro-Russian separatists inside eastern Ukraine, a preliminary classified U.S. intelligence analysis concluded, according to a U.S. defense official with direct access to the latest information. The official declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the information. Earlier, a senior U.S. official said the United States concluded that a missile shot down the plane. [Previous story, 7:41 […]

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    Report: Russian hackers placed ‘digital bomb’ in Nasdaq

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Russian hackers managed to slip a “digital bomb” into the Nasdaq — one with the potential to sabotage the stock market’s computers and wreak havoc on the U.S. economy. That’s according to an investigative report by Bloomberg Businessweek, which revealed the details of a 2010 cybergrenade that never detonated. Although it had been reported previously that hackers had snooped around the Nasdaq’s computer network, specific information about the attack had remained secret until this week. Hackers […]

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    Malaysian Airlines plane shot down in eastern Ukraine

      (CNN) – The United States has concluded the Malaysian airline was shot down, a senior U.S. official told CNN’s Barbara Starr. One radar system saw a surface-to-air missile system turn on and track an aircraft right before the plane went down Thursday, according to the official. A second system saw a heat signature at the time the airliner was hit, the official said. The United States is analyzing the trajectory of the missile to try to learn where the […]

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    VIDEO: Florida fishermen catch stingray, help it give birth in boat

    PUNTA GORDA ISLES, Fla. (CNN) – Often times when you catch a stingray on a fishing trip, it’s a disappointment.  Not this time. A fishing trip near Fort Myers turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a Florida teenager. Calvin Conger caught a stingray that he soon discovered was giving birth!  He caught the momma near Ponce De Leon Park. “We were kind of bummed about it. We got it on the boat. We put it on the filleting table, because […]

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    Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn’t kidding — he really is making bold changes. The software giant said it would cut 18,000 jobs within the next year — about 14% of the company’s 125,000 employees. That’s by far the largest round of layoffs in the company’s history. The previous record came during the lowest point of the Great Recession, when Microsoft cut more than 5,000 jobs in 2009 — the first mass layoff in the company’s history. […]

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    Amazon mulls $10 subscription service for e-books

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Amazon is testing a service called “Kindle Unlimited” that would give subscribers unlimited access to e-books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month. The company had published several pages on its website with information about the service, but it pulled them on Wednesday. The pages still exist in Google’s cache, however, and a subsection of the Kindle Store labeled “KU Test” included over 638,000 titles as of Wednesday. The Kindle Unlimited news was first reported by Gigaom; […]

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    NFL Sunday Ticket coming to smartphones

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — NFL Sunday Ticket is coming to smartphones. DirecTV is offering NFL fans the chance to stream every out-of-market game of the upcoming regular season on a computer, smartphone or tablet, even if they don’t have a satellite TV account. That’s a first for mobile users. Verizon customers have been able to stream NFL games on mobile devices for the past few years, though that deal relates only local-market feeds and the playoffs. DirecTV’s streaming packages start […]

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    Man’s plea to cancel Comcast service goes viral

    DALLAS (CNNMoney) — Comcast never wants a customer to go — but says one of its representatives went too far trying to convince one account-holder to stay. On Tuesday, the cable company apologized to Ryan Block and his wife, Veronica Belmont, after the couple’s attempts to cancel were stymied by a phone call with a customer service representative that Block called “straight up belligerent.” The incident garnered attention because Block and Belmont posted a partial recording of the conversation on […]

  • Alabama mother dies saving 3 children from burning home

    GREENSBORO, Ala. (CNN) – A young mother was killed in a fire in Hale County earlier this week, but not before saving her children with the help of the oldest son. Nothing but charred rubble remains of the family’s mobile home in Greensboro after a fire early Monday, around 4 a.m.  Melissa Rabon died. Her family is still in shock. “To find out your daughter died like that and she was so young,” said Mentha Rabon.  “She just had a […]

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    Mother alleges 1-year-old contracted herpes at Oklahoma daycare

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma mother claims her 1-year-old got a horrible case of herpes from a daycare teacher at ChildTime near SW 89th and May. Consuela Smith says her daughter is in pain day and night. “She started getting blisters all around her mouth and bleeding.” Consulea says she immediately took her to the doctor. “They told me that she had herpes.” Then Consuela says she contacted the daycare. “I told her what she had and they told me […]

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    World Cup walloped social-media records

    (CNN) — In terms of online entertainment, the World Cup seemed to have it all. There was a cannibalistic Luis Suarez. Tim Howard saving … well … everything. Sad Brazilians. And Cristiano Ronaldo’s hair. Oh, yeah … and the actual matches, which saw the U.S. team make an inspiring run, the powerhouse Brazilians unravel in shocking fashion and the Germans ultimately capture first prize on Sunday. The month-long spectacle also captured another prize: It’s now the biggest social event in […]