Local News
11:38 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Employees at Hurlock Chicken Plant Return After Evacuation

Amick Farms
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HURLOCK, Md. (AP) - The Dorchester County authorities say staffers at the Amick Farms poultry processing plant in Hurlock have returned to work after an ammonia leak caused the building to be evacuated.

WBOC-TV reports that the evacuation happened at about 6:15 Monday morning. Hurlock Police Chief Les Hutton says an on-site management team, hazmat and officers from the Hurlock and Cambridge police departments were on the scene. There were no reported injuries.

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The Two-Way
10:52 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 4:46 pm

In 2003, Russia arrested the country's richest man, seized his main asset, Yukos Oil, broke it up and sold it. More than a decade later, a three-judge arbitration panel in The Hague ordered Moscow to pay the shareholders of the now-defunct oil giant more than $50 billion.

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Parallels
10:32 am
Mon July 28, 2014

For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

Members of a Palestinian family break their fast with the iftar meal during the holy month of Ramadan at a United Nations school, where hundreds of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes following fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas.
Adel Hana AP

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 6:56 pm

Um Ahmed Ahmed almost ignored Eid this year.

The Muslim holiday, which began Monday, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.

"My plans were to have no plans for Eid," Ahmed says, pausing in the Firaz market area on a main street in Gaza City. "But my son kept bugging me, 'Mom, aren't you going to buy me something for Eid?' "

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The Two-Way
10:28 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal

People shop outside of a Family Dollar discount store in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.

The New York Times reports:

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Local News
9:58 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Hebron Congregation Mourns Loss of Pre-Revolutionary Church

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Destroyed by Fire
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This past Sunday the congregation of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church across Route 50 from Hebron gathered in the sight of the burned out shell of their old church built around 240 years ago.

The structure went up in flames last Tuesday.

Yesterday’s service served as an unofficial memorial for the building that was constructed in 1773.

The church had been undergoing renovation with a new roof, shutters and seat cushion for the pews.

There were banquet tables and a makeshift pulpit yesterday as Pastor Ron Knapp talked of the past and the future.

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Local News
9:38 am
Mon July 28, 2014

O'Malley Meets Again with Clergy on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Governor Martin O'Malley
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to meet with clergy leaders for the second time to talk about how to help some of the thousands of unaccompanied children who have come across the border from Central America

WBAL Radio reports the meeting will be on Monday in Annapolis.

Leaders of Catholic Charities, the Maryland Catholic Conference and the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland are among those due to meet with the governor.

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Local News
9:28 am
Mon July 28, 2014

No More Women to be Identified in UD Restroom Camera Scandal

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from hidden cameras in bathrooms at the University of Delaware, but state officials don't plan to identify any more of the women who were filmed.

Authorities have arrested a University of Delaware graduate student after cameras were found in women's restrooms on campus. The suspect is 38-year-old Javier Mendiola-Soto, a doctoral student from Mexico.

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Goats and Soda
9:20 am
Mon July 28, 2014

How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

A child grabs sleep after a long day of labor in a struggling West African fishery.
Courtesy of Jessica Pociask, WANT Expeditions

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 5:45 pm

When scientists talk about the destruction of rain forests or the acidification of oceans, we often hear about the tragic loss of plants and animals.

But ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley say there's also a human tragedy that frequently goes unnoticed: As fish and fauna are wiped out, more children around the world are forced to work, and more people are forced into indentured servitude, scientists wrote Thursday in the journal Science.

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Local News
9:16 am
Mon July 28, 2014

OC Bridge Reopens

Harry W. Kelly Memorial Bridge, Ocean City
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The Route 50 Bridge into Ocean City is now in working order.

Repairs were completed on the drawbridge and the span was tested by the State Highway Administration.

The cause of the problem was the main motor that operates the gears.

The Harry W. Kelly Memorial Bridge was built in the 1940’s and undergoes regular repairs once a month.

The State Highway Administration told the Salisbury Daily Times that the bridge was lowered after around 5 hours and with the crews working through the night and into Sunday to repair the bridge.

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The Two-Way
9:08 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting

Smoke from shelling rises over a residential apartment house in Shakhtarsk, which is in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, on Monday.
Dmitry Lovetsky AP

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 10:21 am

For a second day in a row, Dutch and Australian experts were unable to reach the debris field left by downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.

CNN reports that team members were attempting to make their way to the area when they heard explosions and were told there was heavy fighting, so they turned back. The network adds:

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