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9/11 survivor known as 'Dust Lady' in iconic photo dies

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:23 Written by
Story highlightsMarcy Borders, 9/11 survivor recognized as the "Dust Lady," died Tuesday after a battle with stomach cancer"We lost our very own hero," her cousin said New York (CNN)Many remember the haunting photograph: A woman wearing business attire and pearls is covered head-to-toe in white dust, her hands held out helplessly before her, as she makes her way out of the World Trade Center's damaged North Tower on September 11, 2001.
US Stocks Give up Some of Early Gains After Opening Surge
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:17 Written by
U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Wednesday after slumping for six straight days amid concern about a slowing Chinese economy. Investors were also following the latest corporate deal and earnings news. Technology stocks were among the biggest gainers. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 328 points, or 2.1 percent, to 15,994 as of 9:48 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 39 points, or 2.1 percent, to 1,906.
Worker dies, second injured at Minnesota stadium construction site
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:07 Written by
MINNEAPOLIS One worker has died and another was seriously injured when they fell on Wednesday while performing roofing work on a football stadium being built in downtown Minneapolis for the Minnesota Vikings, an official with the stadium contractor said. The workers immediately received medical attention at the U.S. Bank Stadium site and were taken to a hospital, John Wood, a Mortenson Construction senior vice president, said in a statement. All work on the stadium has…
Anti-VD posters of WWII
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 11:07 Written by
Story highlights18,000 men a day were sidelined by sexually transmitted diseases during World War IGraphic posters were commissioned to keep WWII enlisted men from the same mistake (CNN)You've heard of Rosie the Riveter, the poster gal of World War II, right? She wasn't the only feminine character to make a huge impression on the men in the 1940s military. Meet the shady ladies of venereal disease: the "Bag of Trouble" poster girl and her friends.
US Stocks Move Higher After Six-Day Slump
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:52 Written by
U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Wednesday after slumping for six straight days amid concern about a slowing Chinese economy. Investors were also following the latest corporate deal and earnings news. Technology stocks were among the biggest gainers. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 328 points, or 2.1 percent, to 15,994 as of 9:48 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 39 points, or 2.1 percent, to 1,906.
Reporter, photographer shot dead on TV
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:50 Written by
Story highlightsTwo local TV station employees were killed during a live interview near Moneta, Virginia, station WDBJ saysVideo on social media shows a reporter scream as gunshots are fired; the station then cuts away (CNN)An apparently routine live TV interview went horribly wrong in Virginia on Wednesday morning. Two WDBJ employees were shot to death while reporting on a feature story Wednesday morning, the CNN affiliate in Virginia reported.
Two Virginia TV journalists killed in on-air shooting, police pursue suspect
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:32 Written by
Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning while conducting a live television interview, their station, WDBJ7 said. The incident occurred during a live broadcast in Bedford County, when shots could be heard, sending the reporter and her source screaming and ducking for cover. The station said that journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward died in the incident. (Reporting by Laila Kearney and Barbara Goldberg in New York; Editing by Scott…
Monsanto Abandons Takeover Bid for Swiss Rival Syngenta
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:22 Written by
Agricultural business giant Monsanto is abandoning its takeover bid for competitor Syngenta AG after the Swiss chemical producer rejected its latest offer of roughly $47 billion. A combination with Basel-based Syngenta would have made Monsanto the world's largest producer of farming chemicals, on top of its market-leading seed business. But the Swiss company rejected a series of unsolicited offers from the American company. Monsanto confirmed Wednesday that it had raised its offer last week to…
Manhunt on for journalists' killer
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:19 Written by
Story highlightsA gunman shot and killed reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward early WednesdayVicki Gardner, a local chamber of commerce director, was shot in the back and is in surgerySchools in the Roanoke area near Moneta, where the shooting occurred, are on lockdown (CNN)Schools are on lockdown and law enforcement, including the ATF and FBI, are furiously trying to find the person who shot to death a Virginia reporter and cameraman live on air…
Photos: Shooting unfolds
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:09 Written by
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