One WTC Security Job Comes With History, and a View

One WTC Security Job Comes With History, and a View

Louis Medina, a security officer at One World Trade Center, reflects on his job at the iconic tower and the sweeping views from its upper floors. The building's new observatory opens to the public May 29. Photo: John Taggart/Video: Jennifer Weiss

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Morrison: Stop waiting for dream job

Morrison: Stop waiting for dream job

SCOTT Morrison has warned young people they should not hold out for their “dream job”, as he introduced legislation for a new work for the dole scheme.

Report: Gun violence in Cincinnati at 10-year high

Report: Gun violence in Cincinnati at 10-year high

A new report showed a disturbing trend in gun violence in Cincinnati. Through May 24 of this year, 162 people were victims of gun violence, the highest total in an eight year span, according to the University of Cincinnati's Institute of Crime Science study presented to Cincinnati City Council's Law

FFA abandons Blatter in wake of scandal

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Croome seeks meeting on reform

Croome seeks meeting on reform

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Permit key to Buddhist cultural park

Permit key to Buddhist cultural park

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Better to fix the roof in the sunshine

Better to fix the roof in the sunshine

RICHARD Eccleston is concerned that too much of the GST windfall is being stashed in a war chest for the next state election.

Scotiabank to review CONCACAF sponsorship following corruption charges

Scotiabank to review CONCACAF sponsorship following corruption charges

One of Canada's largest banks says it will review its involvement in sponsoring CONCACAF in the wake of corruption allegations against senior FIFA officials.

Late evening crash at intersection near Winnipeg claims woman's life

Late evening crash at intersection near Winnipeg claims woman's life

The accident happened just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 9 and Netley Road in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews.

Cameron faces push-back as he sets out to lobby EU on reforms

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Prime Minister David Cameron set out on a Europe-wide trip Thursday to drum up support for EU reforms, facing staunch political resistance as some of the continent's major powers doubled down on defending the bloc.Britain wants "a substantive package"...

Solid economic growth coming for Quebec, says Conference Board report

Solid economic growth coming for Quebec, says Conference Board report

The Conference Board is expecting good things from Quebec's economy in 2015 and 2016, thanks largely to exports and the U.S. recovery.

Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake, U.S. army chief says

Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake, U.S. army chief says

Human error probably was not a factor in the U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the United States and in South Korea, the Army's top general said Thursday.

Family 'disappointed, but not surprised' stolen headstone still missing

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A woman who was shocked to discover her mother's headstone was stolen earlier this month says she's accepted that it will likely never be returned.

FIFA scandal: World media bays for Blatter's blood

FIFA scandal: World media bays for Blatter's blood

"This time, FIFA should not be allowed to pretend that the problem is a few corrupt officials," the New York Times said.

Swollen rivers could cause more flooding in Texas

Swollen rivers could cause more flooding in Texas

While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.

Severe Vision Loss Linked to Poverty in CDC Study

Severe Vision Loss Linked to Poverty in CDC Study

The prevalence of severe vision loss was highest in the poorest counties in the South. Medscape Medical News

Android Pay to battle Apple Pay worldwide

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Today at Google I/O 2015 the company revealed Android Pay, a replacement for their already in-place Google Wallet system. This payment method will work with Android devices and "is an open platform" according to Google. You'll be able to activate this system with your bank's information or Google's,

Brillo is Google's Android play for the Internet of Things

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Google has announced Brillo, its play for the Internet of Things, and the Weave common-language that devices from connected locks, fridges, and alarms can interact. "We've taken Android and polished it down - hence the name - this is basically the kernel, the hardware abstraction layer, and the conn

Bulls boot Tom Thibodeau with harsh press release

Bulls boot Tom Thibodeau with harsh press release

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, saying a change was needed from the strong-willed coach who took his team to the playoffs in each of his...

Tim Sherwood backs 'underdogs' Aston Villa to surprise Arsenal

Tim Sherwood backs 'underdogs' Aston Villa to surprise Arsenal

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says the two defeats to Arsenal in the Premier League this season will not have any impact on the result of Saturday's FA Cup final.

Hull Abel Hernandez accepts FA charge and ban

Hull Abel Hernandez accepts FA charge and ban

Hull striker Abel Hernandez has accepted a Football Association charge for violent conduct and will miss the first three games on the 2015/16 Championship season.

Apple preparing to launch Google Now rival on iOS 9

Apple preparing to launch Google Now rival on iOS 9

After years of quiet development, Apple is planning a major new update in iOS 9 to its virtual assistant service. Code-named 'Proactive', it will be a natural evolution to the Spotlight platform, with integration across all of Apple's services and third party apps. [see_also] The result will be a Go

Pataki bids for U.S. presidency

Pataki bids for U.S. presidency

George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, will run for president in 2016.

FIFA 16 Will Be Impacted by High-Level Football Arrests

FIFA 16 Will Be Impacted by High-Level Football Arrests

On Wednesday, the football world was rocked by news that nine high-level executives from FIFA were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, accused by prosecutors of being involved in racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies. They are: Jeffrey Webb, Eugenio Figueredo, Eduardo Li, J

Motorola Rolls Out Android 5.1 Lollipop Update for Moto X 'Pure Edition'

Motorola Rolls Out Android 5.1 Lollipop Update for Moto X "Pure Edition"

Good news for Android fans who decided to go for Motorola Moto X "Pure Edition," as the US-based handset maker has just released Android 5.1 Lollipop update for this particular smartphone. Shortly after US Cellular announced that Android 5.1 is available for its Moto X (2nd Gen) and Moto E LT

Lindsay Lohan Avoids Jail by Finishing her Community Service on Time

Well, good thing we didn’t hold our breath. Lindsay Lohan avoids jail time and finishes her community service on time.

Storms ease in Texas, but runoff could mean more flooding

HOUSTON (AP) — Although the deadly thunderstorms that lashed much of Texas have tapered off, many cities were still in danger Thursday as the runoff kept pouring into rising rivers, and officials warned about the risk of more flooding. The Houston area got a respite from rainy weather a day earli

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In just a few short hours, Google will take the stage at the Moscone Center for its Google I/O 2015 keynote presentation. Although Google I/O is primarily for developers, there’s sure to be plenty of news relevant to end users as well, including the reveal of the highly anticipated Android M u

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Today’s lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is a particularly good one, which is great because yesterday’s post is a tough act to follow. There were some really nifty paid iOS apps on sale for free on Wednesday — and some of them are still free downloads if you hur

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Just over two months ago, I wrote about how happy I am that Google is taking over my iPhone. The company had just released Google Calendar for iOS, adding yet another crucial piece of the puzzle that I hope will someday completely replace all of the stock Apple apps on my iPhone. Today, however, a

The future of Android is here: Google announces Android M

Google I/O 2015 is just getting started and Google kicked off the conference with an announcement about its highly anticipated Android M. As expected, Google has added new app permissions controls for Android so users have more control over what data they share with developers. The biggest change he

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"I'm standing for Mayor of London": Controversial ex-MP George Galloway announces plans to take over...

GEORGE Galloway has informed his Twitter followers that he will stand for Mayor of London in 2016 and appealed for people to come forward and help his campaign.

New Flood Warning For Texas, Where Storms Have Killed At Least 16

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (Reuters) - The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood watch on Thursday for large parts of Texas, where severe weather this week has left at least 16 people dead, damaged thousands of structures and flooded cities such as H

Look At This Tiny Dog

This pug is outrageous. Pip is a truly tiny 4-month-old puppy that's just 4 inches tall, according to SWNS news agency. Pip is half the size of her sister and even smaller than a soda can. She weighs just 1 pound, 4 ounces, the Daily Mail reports. Her owner, Joanne Astley of Dudley, West Midla

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