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  • 2015-07-07 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-07-07 Infobitt Late Edition

    08/07/2015 Duración: 02min

    According to US media reports, the US Army is planning to reduce the size of its force by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years. Frustrated European leaders gave Greece until Sunday to reach an agreement to save its collapsing economy from catastrophe after an emergency summit meeting in Brussels ended. Blocking the build-up of a protein in our brains could help stop age-related memory loss. The "steady erosion" of incomes since the recession began has reduced home ownership in America, with blacks hardest hit. Researchers have identified a protein which, when blocked, stops parasites from spreading malaria. Federal health officials said heroin use surged over the past decade, and the wave of addiction and overdose is closely related to the nation’s ongoing prescription drug epidemic. Donald Trump intensified his

  • 2015-07-06 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-07-06 Infobitt Late Edition

    07/07/2015 Duración: 02min

    The South Carolina Senate voted to pull the Confederate flag from Capitol grounds, making way for a measure that could remove it more than 5 decades after it was first flown to protest integration. President Obama revamps his strategy to fight the Islamic State. Athens will present a fresh Greek proposal for an aid deal with creditors at an emergency eurozone summit in Brussels on Tuesday. Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao is drawing the ire of her company's own community base, with a petition drawing more than 174,000 signatures in support of her removal. According to documents released in a Pennsylvania court, Bill Cosby said in a 2005 legal deposition that he had prescriptions of a powerful sedative to give to women he wanted to have sex with. The U.S. Senate is poised to take up an all-new federal education policy this week, for the first time in 1

  • 2015-07-05 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-07-05 Infobitt Late Edition

    06/07/2015 Duración: 01min

    With nearly half of the votes counted, official figures showed 61 percent of Greeks rejecting the bailout offer. Pope Francis is returning to South America for the first time to make a swing through Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) blamed President Obama for the release of a Latino immigrant charged in the recent killing of a San Francisco woman. Scientists have developed an elastic gel that stops bleeding and helps wounds heal. Ford recalled 433,000 vehicles because of a software bug that could keep their engines running after drivers try to shut them down. Billy Joel married Alexis Roderick, 33, a former Morgan Stanley executive. Samsung faces a lawsuit in China over the bloatware on their phones. Greeks turning to Bitcoin are thought to have caused the re

  • 2015-07-02 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-07-02 Infobitt Late Edition

    03/07/2015 Duración: 02min

    Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced that he will run for the Democratic presidential nomination, adding "a decidedly more conservative option for Democratic voters" (WaPo). Anonymous donors have given more than $3 million to fund college scholarships for the community around the historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina where nine people were slain last month. A previously undetected measles infection was found by an autopsy to be the underlying cause of a Washington state woman's death, marking the first known U.S. fatality from the disease in 12 years. BP has agreed to pay a record environmental fine of $18.7bn to settle legal actions brought by the US and several states over the fatal 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. More than 5,000 residents of the US state of Tennessee have been evacuated after a freight train carrying toxic chemicals derailed and caught fire.

  • 2015-06-30 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-30 Infobitt Late Edition

    01/07/2015 Duración: 02min

    Authorities said twelve correctional officers and prison executives, including the superintendent, have been placed on leave from the New York prison where two convicted murderers escaped. Captured convict David Sweat — who is portraying himself as the "mastermind" behind the elaborate 2-man escape from prison — did a "dry run" practice session the night before actually breaking free. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requested a new two-year bailout program from the euro region just hours away from Greece's payment deadline with the IMF. A survey found there is enough support among South Carolina legislators to take down the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds: 33 senators and 83 House members would vote to remove it. The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at South Carolina's capitol, where a statue of a former state governor who championed white

  • 2015-06-29 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-29 Infobitt Late Edition

    30/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is considering leaving the UN Human Rights Council after the recent UN Gaza report. NBC has dropped Donald Trump over his "recent derogatory statements ... regarding immigrants". Scientists are asking people across the globe to lay off sugary drinks, linking the consumption to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year. The Supreme Court has ruled that Arizona does not violate the Constitution by having an Independent Redistricting Commission. According to a report by WikiLeaks, the U.S. National Security Agency wiretapped two successive French finance ministers and collected information on French export contracts, trade and budget talks. An investigation into how two murderers managed to break out of a prison in NY has now sparked an FBI investigation into possible broader corruption and drug

  • 2015-06-28 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-28 Infobitt Late Edition

    29/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    A possible Turkish cross-border military operation in Syria will be announced after a National Security Council (MGK) meeting, which will be held on June 29. A state trooper shot David Sweat, the surviving prison escapee from Clinton Correctional. Mr. Sweat, 35, was alive and in custody, according to a source. Baltimore police opened a new investigation into the killing of unarmed black man Spencer Lee McCain, who died after police fired 19 rounds. Istanbul police dispersed LGBTI Pride Parade participants with tear gas and water cannon as celebrants were ready with rainbow-colored flags and placards to march along Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue. Results from an extensive new study suggest that early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear up to 18 years before the disease is officially diagnosed. The IRS erased its backups of subpoenaed emails, suppose

  • 2015-06-25 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-25 Infobitt Late Edition

    26/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    Giant glacial earthquakes are shaking Greenland, caused by massive movements of ice and how those impact the ground beneath. The Supreme Court ruled that health insurance consumers qualify for a subsidy that lowers the cost of premiums whether they buy their coverage through federal or state exchanges. A group of President Obama's former advisers has published an open letter that warns that the looming deal with Iran "may fall short of meeting the administration's own standard of a good agreement." Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and various areas of concern in the Middle East. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV – including about 156,300 who don’t realize it. Google's s

  • 2015-06-24 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-24 Infobitt Late Edition

    25/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    A federal judge blocked the Obama administration’s tough, new, proposed hydraulic fracturing restrictions. The New York prison guard who said he unwittingly helped smuggle contraband that would later contribute to the daring escape of two prisoners was arrested for his role in the breakout. Pope Francis addressed family dynamics, saying sometimes the separation of a husband and wife may be "inevitable" or "even morally necessary" to protect the "weaker spouse or small children." The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook parts of southern Alaska. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The #5 Freeway in Santa Clarita reopened as firefighters gained the upper hand on a fast-moving 100-acre brush fire that forced 1,000 residents to flee the flames. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced he will seek the 2016 Repub

  • 2015-06-23 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-23 Infobitt Late Edition

    24/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    A local prosecutor told NBC News a New York prison seamstress helped killers David Sweat and Richard Matt escape from a prison in northern New York by smuggling tools into prison inside ground beef. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says authorities have DNA evidence linking Sweat and Matt to a spot only miles from the prison. According to the document published by WikiLeaks, the NSA is accused of targeting Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande over a period of at least six years. The hack of the Federal OPM has affected up to 18 million people and includes those who applied for government jobs. Presidential candidate and U.S. senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has said the Confederate battle flag is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” and needs to go. Senator Boehner said fast track authority would be a "win" for the American people. h

  • 2015-06-22 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-22 Infobitt Late Edition

    23/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the State Capitol grounds. Walmart said in a statement that it is removing "all items" promoting the Confederate flag for sale from its stores and its website. An international team of researchers published a study of the Oase jawbone, showing the ancient man's recent ancestors had interbred with Neanderthals. A Saudi imam has apologised after accusing a well-known Saudi comedian of apostasy for mocking overzealous clerics. Witnesses said two girls blew themselves up near a crowded mosque in northeast Nigeria's biggest city, killing about 30 people. The Taliban launched an attack on the Afghan parliament, with a suicide car bomber striking at the entrance and multiple gunmen battling police. The Greek government submitted

  • 2015-06-21 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-21 Infobitt Late Edition

    22/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    Barack Obama has used Twitter to further his argument that the time for federal gun legislation is nigh, saying “expressions of sympathy aren’t enough”. Members of a historic black church worshiped at their sanctuary for the first time since a gunman opened fire at a Bible study, killing nine people. Cisco has invested $10 billion in China. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected "international dictates" ahead of a visit by France's top diplomat, with Paris advocating a UN resolution laying out parameters for peace talks. Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled parental permission is not necessary for the vaccination of babies and children. Hackers apparently had access to US security clearance for over a year. According to a report from the Huffington Post, chocolate may help prevent strokes and hea

  • 2015-06-18 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-18 Infobitt Late Edition

    19/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    The man suspected of killing nine people Wednesday night at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, was arrested. The encyclical on the environment that Pope Francis released is as much an indictment of the global capitalist economic order as it is an argument for the world to confront climate change. A Minnesota policy to hold some sex offenders after they complete prison sentences was ruled unconstitutional by a district court judge. According to the first analysis of genetic material, the 8,500-year-old Kennewick Man, found in Washington state—once thought to be related to Japanese and Polynesians—is Native American. The Supreme Court ruled that Texas is allowed to reject a license plate design that featured a Confederate battle flag. Jesse Jackson credits white conservative Pat Boone for doing "more for race relations

  • 2015-06-17 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-17 Infobitt Late Edition

    18/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    The European Union has decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. Iran is teaming up with some unlikely allies to fight against Daesh. Coordinated car bomb attacks in Yemen killed or injured at least 50 people near mosques and the headquarters of Yemen's dominant Houthi group in Sanaa. The U.S. Treasury Department said a woman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the Ramallah-based national unity government would resign within the next 24 hours over its inability to operate in the Gaza Strip. Federal regulators have slapped restrictions on the mortgage businesses of six banks, saying they haven't fully complied with requirements imposed on them after the collapse of the housing market.

  • 2015-06-16 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-16 Infobitt Late Edition

    17/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expand its nuclear arsenal this year. The New York Times profiles a young transgender woman, Katherine Boone, who had gender reassignment surgery at age 18. Artificial trans fat will be removed from the U.S. food supply over the next three years due to a ruling by regulators that the products pose health risks that contribute to heart disease. The United States Women's National Team defeated Nigeria 1-0 on Abby Wambach's goal to win Group D and move on to the Round of 16 at the Women's World Cup. Donald Trump announced that he will be running for President in 2016 as a Republican. President Obama will no longer abide by the spending limits he agreed to 4 years ago. An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence against former president Mohamed Morsi for plotting jailbreaks and a

  • 2015-06-14 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-14 Infobitt Late Edition

    15/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    Britain has pulled out agents from live operations in "hostile countries" after Russia and China cracked top-secret information contained in files leaked by Edward Snowden. Saudi Arabia will open its $530 billion stock market to direct foreign investments on Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has resigned herself to Greece leaving the eurozone and has told her top economists and bankers to draw up emergency plans. Officials said the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and other weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in Baltic and Eastern European countries. Jeb Bush previewed his formal 2016 presidential campaign announcement with a web video casting himself as a problem solver during his two terms as Florida governor. Up to 3,500 pro-democracy protesters gathered in Hong Kong as part of the Umbrella R

  • 2015-06-10 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-10 Infobitt Late Edition

    11/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    Authorities said the search for two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York over the weekend has pushed into Vermont. Juan Felipe Herrera, who was previously named California’s Poet Laureate in 2012, is the nation's 21st Poet Laureate, the first Hispanic poet to serve in this position, appointed by the Librarian of Congress. The EPA says that greenhouse gases emitted from aircraft engines contribute to "pollution" that causes dangerous climate change. The White House says the U.S. will send up to 450 more troops to Iraq to boost the training of local forces. It's a response to recent setbacks at the hands of ISIS and Iraq's request for help. The European Parliament voiced concerns over democracy and fundamental rights in Turkey. According to Australian intelligence reports, ISIS has seized enough radioact

  • 2015-06-09 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-09 Infobitt Late Edition

    10/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    A Dallas-area policeman seen in a viral video tossing a teenage girl to the ground has resigned from the McKinney Police force, the city's police chief said, calling the actions indefensible. Rebels announced the capture of a strategic army base in southern Syria, the latest of several sweeping offensives by forces battling President Bashar al-Assad. South Korea's health ministry said two more people have died in its Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak and reported 13 new cases, bringing the total to 108. Stanford's Manu Prakash made a computer clock made of water droplets trapped in a magnetic field that may have biological/chemical applications, as well as change the way scientists think about computation. The American Medical Association, one of the largest and most influential associations of medical doctors in the country, endorsed putting an end to religious ex

  • 2015-06-08 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-08 Infobitt Late Edition

    09/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    Barack Obama lambasted President Putin's isolationist approach as seven major leaders signaled their readiness to tighten sanctions against Russia if the conflict in the Ukraine escalates. AKP has been accused of electoral fraud in Turkey by Swedish election observers who were forcibly removed from election stations by military personnel in at least 2 separate incidents in different regions. The governor of Nebraska will proceed with the executions of 10 condemned prisoners despite the new state law abolishing capital punishment. A former police officer, who fatally shot an unarmed African-American man that was running away after being stopped for a traffic violation, was indicted for murder by a grand jury in South Carolina. President Obama said that the Supreme Court should never have taken up a case challenging his healthcare law, describing it as an "easy case."

  • 2015-06-07 Infobitt Late Edition

    2015-06-07 Infobitt Late Edition

    08/06/2015 Duración: 02min

    A police officer in McKinney, Texas, was placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced showing him wrestle a 14-year-old girl to the ground and point his gun at two young men. Initial results of Turkish elections show that the ruling AKP will lose its single party majority as the Kurdish problem-focused HDP has passed the election threshold. South Korean authorities will track the cellphones of hundreds of people under quarantine to prevent the spread of MERS and reported a fifth death, with the number of infections rising to 64. Stan Wawrinka upset Novak Djokovic in the French Open, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, winning the second Grand Slam event of his career. Auto-title loans are growing in popularity and pushing Americans to borrow more than they need. U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Germany to join other world leaders for a G7 summi

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