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MELBOURNE, Fla. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 6, 2013--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was selected by BT, one of world’s largest leading providers of communications services and solutions, to supply clinical portal solutions for health and social care organizations across the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) and wider public sector.
MANATEE CO., FL - A fired Sheriff's Deputy says he was let go because he is gay.
PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor says the suspect in a shooting at a leading newspaper office had written "confused" letters decrying media manipulation, capitalism and fascist plots.
SARASOTA CO., FL - Is it worth it for the Sheriff's Office to provide a few holding cells for south county law enforcement? It's a question that Sheriff Tom Knight is asking.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has started counting the dead, wounded and missing in its quarter-century civil war amid international pressure to conduct a credible investigation into war crimes allegations.
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is joining diplomats from around the world in hopes of persuading Afghan leaders to let international troops remain in the war-torn country beyond 2014.
MANATEE CO., FL - Sheriff's Deputy Leon Pollock has been placed on unpaid leave and is the subject of an internal investigation.
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese news agency says clashes between herdsmen from two Arab tribes in the western Darfur region have left at least 30 people dead.
KABUL, Afghanistan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2013--The Asia Foundation today released . In July, local pollsters interviewed a nationally representative sample of 9,260 Afghan men and women face-to-face in all 34 provinces. Afghans cite insecurity (30%), corruption (26%), and unemployment (25%) as the three biggest problems facing Afghanistan as a country. Afghans identified unemployment (27%), electricity (24%), and roads (19%) as the biggest problems locally. More than half of Afghans polled say that the outcome of the 2014 election will make a positive difference in their lives, but 81% are concerned about election day security. The 2013 survey is the Foundation’s ninth annual survey of Afghan citizens in all 34 provinces and is the longest-running poll in the country. Since 2004, over 55,000 Afghans have been interviewed. The findings were released today in Kabul, Afghanistan and Canberra, Australia.
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2013--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the expansion of the President’s Better Buildings Challenge to include multifamily housing. DOE and HUD recognize the energy efficiency commitment that The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), a nonprofit leader in mixed-income multifamily housing, is making as a Better Buildings Challenge Partner.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2013--In a recent Accenture (NYSE:ACN) survey of U.S. consumers, only 35 percent give money to the arts and less than a third are “highly committed” to their local arts organizations. The survey covered consumer attitudes and behaviors in 13 cities with large art communities across the United States. The findings suggest that more pricing options and the convergence of digital technologies to communicate with patrons would increase support for the arts.
SARASOTA-- The FISA Rowing Council in Switzerland has recommended that Nathan Benderson park in Sarasota host the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
(ARA) - Federal, state and local elections in 2012 are shaping up to make this one of the most anticipated election seasons in U.S. history. In addition to voting for the president of the United States, 33 of 100 U.S. senate seats will be up for election, as well as 435 U.S. Congressional seats and the governorships for 13 states and territories.
The last five city council members have won without competition.
(ARA) - It is time to make history by changing history. For more than 40 years - and through eight presidents - the United States has been dependent on foreign oil to power the nation. Today, energy independence is a realistic goal, one founded on American innovation, technology and hard work.
BEIRUT (AP) -- Two car bombs exploded in southern Syria and a rocket slammed into a building in the north in a spike in civil war violence Friday that Syrian state media blamed on rebel fighters trying to topple President Bashar Assad.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The strongest typhoon this year slammed into the Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces and cutting communications in the country's central region of island provinces. Four people died.
Dr. Ed James joined ABC 7 in 1972 as a weekend news anchor. He's also spent the past 38 years as the producer and host of "Black Almanac," which airs Sunday mornings on ABC 7. "Black Almanac" is the longest airing, locally produced, public affairs program in the Southeastern United States.
Current estimates put U.S. health care spending at approximately 16% of GDP, second only to East Timor (Timor-Leste) among all United Nations member nations. The health share of GDP is expected to continue its historical upward trend, reaching 19.5 percent of GDP by 2017. Of each dollar spent on health care in the United States 31% goes to hospital care, 21% goes to physician services, 10% to pharmaceuticals, 8% to nursing homes, 7% to administrative costs, and 23% to all other categories (diagnostic laboratory services, pharmacies, medical device manufacturers, etc.
(NAPSI)—According to the Caregiver Action Network, more than 65 million Americans care for loved ones with chronic illnesses, disabilities and frailty. Among their many responsibilities, caregivers are often tasked with helping their loved one understand Medicare and make coverage decisions. By following a few tips, caregivers can feel more confident about their ability to help their loved one navigate Medicare.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 22, 2013--AOL Original series FLAT OUT announced its Twitter “Flyaway” sweepstakes with featured partner Rockstar Energy. The sweepstakes will give one lucky fan and a guest the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet series star Dylan Kwasniewski and be a part of NASCAR’s prestigious Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas on Dec. 3 – 6.
Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on parts of the U.S. East Coast a month ago Thursday after tearing through the Caribbean. In the weeks since, the storm's scope has come into sharper focus.
Searching for an online college requires more than narrowing down universities that offer the degree you're searching for, their locations and their expense. One very important aspect you also should review and consider is if the university is accredited.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparing for the World Cup and Olympics is putting Brazil's reputation on the line, giving South America's biggest country a chance to boost its profile while also exposing it to mounting pressure and unrelenting scrutiny.