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Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @Wallenfang: RT @AP: BREAKING: Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar in deal worth about $9B to create dollar-store giant: apne.ws/1rug8pE

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar in deal worth about $9B to create dollar-store giant: apne.ws/1rug8pE

Jul 28, 2014

WOO HOO! MT: @KhrisRoyal: “@AP: Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar to create dollar-store giant: apne.ws/1rug8pE

Jul 28, 2014

Gotta spend dollars to make dollars. "Dollar Tree" spends $8.5 billion to buy rival "Family Dollar". bigstory.ap.org/article/dollar…

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Israel Palestinians

bigstory.ap.org — In this image taken from video an explosion hits the media complex that houses the offices of Hamas-run Al Aqsa television and radio in central Gaza City early on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The building also houses offices of a number of Arab satellite television news channels. (AP Photo/APTN)
Jul 29, 2014

Israel hits symbols of Hamas control - Arab TV offices also hit - in Gaza in heaviest bombardment in war @AP Photo apne.ws/1nV19p3

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: PHOTO: Explosion hits building housing Hamas-run TV station and several Arab satellite television channels: apne.ws/1nV19p3

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: PHOTO: Explosion hits building housing Hamas-run TV station and several Arab satellite television channels: apne.ws/1nV19p3

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: PHOTO: Explosion hits building housing Hamas-run TV station and several Arab satellite television channels: apne.ws/1nV19p3

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: PHOTO: Explosion hits building housing Hamas-run TV station and several Arab satellite television channels: apne.ws/1nV19p3

Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.
Jul 28, 2014

Report says government's tracking of electronic communications have chilling effect on journalists, lawyers. apne.ws/1nADpqE

Jul 28, 2014

ABC's Brian Ross starts phone conversations: "I'm a U.S. citizen, are you?" to thwart surveillance. bigstory.ap.org/article/report…

Jul 28, 2014

Report says surveillance is hampering journalists, via AP -- zite.to/1nUjMtr

Jul 28, 2014

AP: Report: US govt tracking of electronic comms has chilling effect on journalists, lawyers apne.ws/1nADpqE - Accident or intent?

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Report says government's tracking of electronic communications have chilling effect on journalists, lawyers: apne.ws/1nADpqE

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Palestinians say 10 killed in strike on park

bigstory.ap.org — JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli jets struck several sites in Gaza on Monday as rockets continued to fall on Israel, the Israeli military said, disrupting a relative lull in the Gaza war at the start of a major Muslim holiday.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts: apne.ws/1rLhZtI

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts: apne.ws/1rLhZtI

Jul 28, 2014

Where is AP getting 9 soldiers killed today from? / @AP Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war...: apne.ws/1rLhZtI

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts: apne.ws/1rLhZtI

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US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually harsh language, officials said the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy.
Jul 28, 2014

Why doesn't the U.S. just station Secretaries of State in the Mideast full-time? We could save a fortune on airfare: bigstory.ap.org/article/us-fum…

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hosted.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Rock beats paper: Study says fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives: apne.ws/Uxv7nQ

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Rock beats paper: Study says fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives: apne.ws/Uxv7nQ

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Rock beats paper: Study says fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives: apne.ws/Uxv7nQ

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Rock beats paper: Study says fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives: apne.ws/Uxv7nQ

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Rock beats paper: Study says fist bumps spread fewer bacteria than handshakes or high-fives: apne.ws/Uxv7nQ

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Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

bigstory.ap.org — FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia. Now Brantly is himself a patient, fighting for his own survival in an isolation unit on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, after contracting the deadly disease.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: American doctor now fighting Ebola was exhausted from months of treating patients in Liberia with same disease: apne.ws/1mWD0tT

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: American doctor now fighting Ebola was exhausted from months of treating patients in Liberia with same disease: apne.ws/1mWD0tT

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: American doctor now fighting Ebola was exhausted from months of treating patients in Liberia with same disease: apne.ws/1mWD0tT

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hosted.ap.org — LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Deadly lightning strike at Venice Beach caused by rapidly forming storm rarely seen at Calif. beaches: apne.ws/Uywdjd

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Deadly lightning strike at Venice Beach caused by rapidly forming storm rarely seen at Calif. beaches: apne.ws/Uywdjd

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Deadly lightning strike at Venice Beach caused by rapidly forming storm rarely seen at Calif. beaches: apne.ws/Uywdjd

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

bigstory.ap.org — DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.
Jul 29, 2014

Scary - health workers are trying to find people exposed to man who took plane across West Africa, then died of Ebola apne.ws/1rM5pKO

Jul 29, 2014

RT @AP: Health workers scramble to find those exposed to man who took plane across West Africa, then died of Ebola: apne.ws/1rM5pKO

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Health workers scramble to find those exposed to man who took plane across West Africa, then died of Ebola: apne.ws/1rM5pKO

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Health workers scramble to find those exposed to man who took plane across West Africa, then died of Ebola: apne.ws/1rM5pKO

Jul 28, 2014

"The mere prospect of Ebola in Africa's most populous nation has Nigerians on edge." bigstory.ap.org/article/new-fe…

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Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Sexual assault suspect, 2 federal marshals and a police officer wounded in a NYC shootout: apne.ws/1mVrQW8

Jul 28, 2014

So NYC in summertime MT @AP Sexual assault suspect, 2 federal marshals and a police officer wounded in NYC shootout: apne.ws/1mVrQW8

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BreakingNews: Suspect dead in shootout that left 2 US Marshals, officer wounded; was wanted in a sexual assault case - @AP apne.ws/1mVtYNJ

Jul 28, 2014

@AP: Sexual assault suspect, 2 federal marshals and a police officer wounded in a NYC shootout: apne.ws/1mVrQW8

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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

bigstory.ap.org — DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread: 1.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: 5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has raised fears of global spread: apne.ws/1mVhBB2

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: 5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has raised fears of global spread: apne.ws/1mVhBB2

Jul 28, 2014

No. 1: We are all gonna die. MT @AP: 5 things to know about Ebola outbreak that's raised fears of global spread: apne.ws/1mVhBB2

Spokesman: Plane punctured by shrapnel

bigstory.ap.org — KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian security spokesman says data from the recovered flight data recorders shows Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed due to a massive, explosive loss of pressure after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel. National security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Monday the plane suffered "massive explosive decompression" after it was hit by fragments he said came from a missile.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Ukrainian officials: Black boxes show MH17 suffered "massive, explosive decompression" after shrapnel hit: apne.ws/1rueXGG

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Ukrainian officials: Black boxes show MH17 suffered "massive, explosive decompression" after shrapnel hit: apne.ws/1rueXGG

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Ukrainian officials: Black boxes show MH17 suffered "massive, explosive decompression" after shrapnel hit: apne.ws/1rueXGG

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Ukrainian officials: Black boxes show MH17 suffered "massive, explosive decompression" after shrapnel hit: apne.ws/1rueXGG

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Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Arizona

bigstory.ap.org — TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico. The storms began Friday in Sonora, Mexico, and resumed Saturday night until Sunday morning, when debris from the Mexican side of the border traveled through a wash and piled up against the border fence.
Jul 28, 2014

Can't decide if this is a metaphor or just a tidy future talking point for environmentalists. j.mp/1o7JDcY

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Stormwater knocks out stretch of US-Mexico border fence; gap now manned by border agents: apne.ws/1tUe3ES

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: Stormwater knocks out stretch of US-Mexico border fence; gap now manned by border agents: apne.ws/1tUe3ES

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

bigstory.ap.org — LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Judge rules against Donald Sterling in his attempt to block sale of Los Angeles Clippers: apne.ws/1rxu56e

Jul 28, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Judge rules against Donald Sterling in his attempt to block sale of Los Angeles Clippers: apne.ws/1rxu56e

Jul 28, 2014

RT@AP: MORE: Judge rules against Donald Sterling in his attempt to block sale of Los Angeles Clippers: apne.ws/1rxu56e

Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Lady Gaga is a bonafide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called "Cheek to Cheek," to be released this fall.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @MusicMesfin: my intv --->> @AP: @LadyGaga on recording duet album with @itsTonyBennett: Jazz comes easier than pop: http://t.co/IT6mGmY…

Jul 28, 2014

my intv --->> @AP: @LadyGaga on recording duet album with @itsTonyBennett: Jazz comes easier than pop: apne.ws/1tUMriZ

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