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Trump: Dad's 'small loan' of $1 million got him started
Trump: Dad's 'small loan' of $1 million got him started

Donald Trump enjoys his reputation as a magnate whose own smarts and business savvy made him a billionaire, but he acknowledged that his father helped him out -- with a "small" million-dollar loan.

Trump: Dad's 'small loan' of $1 million got him started
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Facebook expands smartphone alerts to news, weather

Facebook, making a bigger push to deliver personalized information to its members, said it was expanding its mobile alerts to include sports scores, weather updates and local news updates.

Facebook expands smartphone alerts to news, weather
US presidential candidate Carson in call to ban abortion
US presidential candidate Carson in call to ban abortion

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson called for a ban on abortion in nearly all cases, and likened those seeking to terminate their pregnancies to slave owners, in comments certain to spark controversy.

US presidential candidate Carson in call to ban abortion
Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards
Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards

Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the surprise winners for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in a show dominated by Justin Bieber.

Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards
World would be better place if Saddam, Kadhafi still in power: Trump
World would be better place if Saddam, Kadhafi still in power: Trump

The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Moamer Kadhafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in comments aired.

World would be better place if Saddam, Kadhafi still in power: Trump
Obama names new envoy for troubled anti-IS campaign
Obama names new envoy for troubled anti-IS campaign

President Barack Obama on Friday tapped veteran Iraq expert Brett McGurk to coordinate the troubled US campaign against the Islamic State group.

Obama names new envoy for troubled anti-IS campaign
Pentagon chief expects more anti-IS raids after captives freed
Pentagon chief expects more anti-IS raids after captives freed

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he expected more raids targeting the Islamic State group similar to the mission that freed dozens of captives but left an American commando dead in Iraq.

Pentagon chief expects more anti-IS raids after captives freed
Hurricane Patricia hits, spares Mexico of major damage so far
Hurricane Patricia hits, spares Mexico of major damage so far

Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia rumbled across western Mexico, uprooting trees and triggering some landslides but causing less damage than feared so far for such a massive storm.

Hurricane Patricia hits, spares Mexico of major damage so far
Clinton in campaign command after 'quite a week'
Clinton in campaign command after 'quite a week'

It's been a great week for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton in campaign command after 'quite a week'
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. Photo from facebook page of Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerbergs to start school mixing learning and health

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his doctor wife revealed plans to start a private school in a hardscrabble Silicon Valley town, mixing education with health care.

Zuckerbergs to start school mixing learning and health
Pakistan premier urges US to take its side against India
Pakistan premier urges US to take its side against India

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the United States to take Pakistan's side in its long-standing dispute with rival nuclear power India or run the risk of escalating conflict.

Pakistan premier urges US to take its side against India
Twitter chief Dorsey gives chunk of stock to workers
Twitter chief Dorsey gives chunk of stock to workers

Twitter co-founder and chief Jack Dorsey said that he is giving a third of his shares to company employees.

Twitter chief Dorsey gives chunk of stock to workers
Obama vetoes $612 bn defense bill citing Gitmo, 'gimmicks'
Obama vetoes $612 bn defense bill citing Gitmo, 'gimmicks'

US President Barack Obama vetoed a $612 billion defense spending bill, saying it prevented the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison and wasted money on unwanted programs.

Obama vetoes $612 bn defense bill citing Gitmo, 'gimmicks'
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Instagram short 'Boomerang' videos aim to hook users

Instagram unveiled a new feature allowing users to post one-second video "loops" in an effort to keep up with rivals offering animated images.

Instagram short 'Boomerang' videos aim to hook users
Raf Simons quits as Dior creative director
Raf Simons quits as Dior creative director

Raf Simons has quit as creative director at Christian Dior after more than three years, the fashion house said.

Raf Simons quits as Dior creative director
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. ©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
Cristina Kirchner: end of an era in Argentina

Cristina Kirchner, the fiery, unbending president who has dominated Argentine politics for 12 years along with her late husband Nestor, leaves a divisive legacy as the country elects her successor.

Cristina Kirchner: end of an era in Argentina
Biden says no to 2016 White House run
Biden says no to 2016 White House run

Vice President Joe Biden said he will not run for the White House in 2016, ending months of speculation that has stalked Hillary Clinton's campaign and threatened Democratic party unity.

Biden says no to 2016 White House run
Clinton faces Benghazi 'interrogation' Thursday
Clinton faces Benghazi 'interrogation' Thursday

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton faces a congressional grilling over her role during and after the deadly attacks on the US mission in Benghazi.

Clinton faces Benghazi 'interrogation' Thursday
US judge dismisses Jay Z 'Big Pimpin' copyright case
US judge dismisses Jay Z 'Big Pimpin' copyright case

A judge dismissed a case against Jay Z in which the heir of an Egyptian composer claimed the rapper illegally used a flute sample in his hip-hop classic "Big Pimpin."

US judge dismisses Jay Z 'Big Pimpin' copyright case
WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails
WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails

Anti-secrecy campaign group WikiLeaks published an initial tranche of documents it said were from the personal email account of CIA Director John Brennan.

WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails