Wrong surgery down, close calls up at VA hospitals

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - Medical procedures and surgeries on the wrong patient and wrong body part have declined substantially at Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide, while reports of clos..
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Yemeni journalists protest harassment, censorship

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - About 100 journalists protested Monday in the capital Sanaa against harassment and censorship by authorities. One newspaper editor said he was forced to distrib..
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Libya says Gadhafi government held talks with US

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A Libyan government spokesman says representatives of Moammar Gadhafi's government held face-to-face talks with U.S. officials on repairing ties between the n..
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New oil spill reported in northwestern Montana

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An oil company says 420 to 630 gallons of crude leaked from a flow line at its field in northwestern Montana for up two weeks before the spill was discovered. ..
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Long quest to conceive baby elephant in Seattle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle zoo's 20-year quest to use artificial insemination to make a baby elephant has been called cruel by some critics who say more than 50 unsuccessful attempts..
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Police: Phone-hacking whistleblower found dead

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LONDON (AP) - Police say Sean Hoare, the whistleblower reporter who alleged widespread hacking at the News of the World, has been found dead.    Police said Hoare's ..
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Anti-nuke groups to fight Manhattan Project parks

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Anti-nuclear activists say they will fight a proposal to create national parks at Los Alamos National Laboratory and two other sites where the world's firs..
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Stage falls at Ottawa Bluesfest; 8 injured

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TORONTO (AP) - The organizer of an Ottawa music festival where the stage collapsed, scurrying thousands of fans who were watching the band Cheap Trick, called the accident "a freak..
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Poll: Obesity hits more boomers than others in US

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Baby boomers say their biggest health fear is cancer. Given their waistlines, heart disease and diabetes should be atop that list, too. Boomers are more obese tha..
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Cousin admits role in NYC subway terror plot

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - A cousin of admitted terrorist Najibullah Zazi says he was in on Zazi's failed 2009 plot to attack New York City subways with suicide bombers. The cousin testified ..
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Ecuador temporarily bans alcohol sales after 21 die

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Authorities in Ecuador have banned alcohol sales in an emergency measure to stop contaminated drinks from reaching consumers after at least 21 people died.
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Are grandparents safer drivers than mom and dad?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

CHICAGO (AP) - A study on grandparent drivers has its researchers doing a double-take over the results. The study found that kids may be safer in cars with grandma or grandpa at th..
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Judge rejects Berlusconi objections in sex case

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The judge in Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi\'s trial on charges of sex with a minor rejected all defense motions Monday and scheduled the next hearing for October 3.
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Is the internet dumbing us down?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

When you need an answer to a question, chances are you look it up on the internet. However, a new Columbia University study suggests that the instant results we get from ..
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Post-9/11, biggest terror threat is underground

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's subway system is the country's largest, with more than 460 stations, millions of daily riders and multiple entrances for each station. A decade afte..
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Tea party takes its turn in debt battle

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders are giving tea party-backed Republican freshmen the run of the House this week with a plan to let the government borrow another $2.4 trillio..
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Women's World Cup final breaks Twitter record

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Amber Lindke

LONDON (AP) - The Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States set the record for tweets per second, eclipsing the wedding of Prince William and Kate and the death o..
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Pirates seize tanker off Somali coast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Pirates have seized a tanker ship in the Indian Ocean and appear to be taking it to Somalia, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said Monday.
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One of world's most wanted Nazi suspects acquitted

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A Hungarian court Monday acquitted one of the world\'s most wanted Nazi war suspects, saying there was not enough evidence to convict him of slaughtering three dozen people during World War II.
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Japan scrambles to protect reactor from typhoon

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Workers in Japan scrambled Monday to build a protective covering over a damaged nuclear reactor ahead of an approaching powerful typhoon, an energy company spokesman said.
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