E. coli found in Winnipeg water

January 29th, 2015

Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.

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Boeing reports surge in fourth quarter profit, sees cash boost in 2015

January 28th, 2015

The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in ChicagoBoeing Co reported a 23 percent rise in core quarterly profit on Wednesday, topping analysts' estimates and sending its shares up 3.4 percent. Boeing reported strong year-end performances across its defense and commercial aircraft businesses, including progress on curbing production costs for the flagship 787 Dreamliner. The latest result beat the $2.11 average that analysts expected, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Boeing's deferred production cost balance for the Dreamliner program rose to $26.1 billion at year end from $25.2 billion in the third quarter. Analysts are looking for at least $5 billion in free cash flow in 2015, suggesting that losses on the Dreamliner are easing as the company grows more adept at building the high-tech plane, and increases production.


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US warns of more sanctions on Russia

January 28th, 2015

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

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Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

January 28th, 2015

FILE- In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, Lady Gaga, right, and Tony Bennett arrive for a media event at the Brussels' city hall. The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett, The Recording Academy said Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani.


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US admits snow forecast errors

January 28th, 2015

The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is “subject to error”, after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.

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Blizzard hits U.S. northeast, New York spared its brunt

January 27th, 2015

Men play in the snow along 7th Ave during a storm in Times Square, New YorkBy Scott Malone, Jill Serjeant and Laila Kearney BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing schools, cancelling thousands of flights and leaving residents in the hardest-hit parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut digging out as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow, though New York City was spared the storm's brunt. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they had imposed a day earlier and New York City's subway system restarted after being closed for 10 hours, but officials urged people to stay off snow-covered roadways. The snow was forecast to continue into early Wednesday morning in eastern New England, which could set a new snowfall record in Boston, where 18 inches (46 cm) of snow was already on the ground by midday, often piled higher by strong winds. "There are drifts now of four, five and six feet in some places," Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker told reporters.


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Mayor defends New York snow warnings

January 27th, 2015

New York’s mayor rebuffs suggestions that city officials overreacted to the threat of a heavy winter snow storm, saying “we dodged a bullet”

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Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation

January 27th, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Promises of bipartisanship and cooperation in a congressional investigation have turned into finger pointing and accusations of political grandstanding and power plays eight months later.

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New York shuts down for blizzard

January 27th, 2015

New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 76cm (30ins) of snow.

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US announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case

January 26th, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.

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