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Boeing 787 Crisis Widens, as Global Regulators Ground Dreamliner

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Aviation authorities around the world are grounding the Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet following a safety warning issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Airlines in Chile, India and Europe are the latest to stop flying the jet, which already has been grounded in the U.S. and Japan. As of early Thursday, 39 of the […]

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US Orders All Boeing 787s Grounded

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered all U.S.-registered Boeing 787 passenger jets to stop flying until the risk of possible fires caused by lithium batteries aboard the craft can be evaluated. The FAA said it will work with Boeing and United Airlines – the only American carrier that currently operates 787s – to get the […]

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Obama to Unveil Plan to Curb Gun Violence

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday what the White House describes as “concrete proposals” aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States. The plan will likely propose bans on assault-style weapons, stricter background checks for gun sales and more efforts to boost mental health services. The plan is based on recommendations from Vice […]

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Report: Freedoms in Libya, Egypt Improving

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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A new report by the pro-democracy watchdog group Freedom House says political rights and civil liberties have improved in Libya and in Egypt, but declined in Russia, Nigeria and 25 other countries. The annual report to be issued in Washington later Wednesday says that despite the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in […]

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US House Passes Aid Package for Hurricane Sandy

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure providing $51 billion in relief and recovery aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms ever to hit the U.S. northeast. House members voted 241 to 180 late Tuesday to provide the disaster relief, which will go in part to repair transit systems, […]

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Obama to Present Gun Violence Measures Wednesday

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce what the White House describes as “concrete proposals” aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States. The White House said Tuesday Mr. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote to the president to voice their concerns about the issue and […]

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Survey: 1 in 3 US Adults Has Self-Diagnosed Online

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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If you have ever turned to the Internet to find out what is wrong with you when experiencing a pain or other health issue, you are not alone. The Pew Research Center says 35 percent of U.S. adults have gone online to figure out what medical condition they or someone else might have. The survey […]

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US Customs Officials Seize Shipment of Human Heads at Chicago Airport

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Customs officials at O’Hare International Airport in the U.S. city of Chicago are holding a shipment of 18 human heads reportedly bound for a U.S. research facility. The local medical examiner’s office says the heads, sent from Rome, were properly preserved, packaged and tagged as human specimens. There is no suspicion of foul play. The […]

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US Customs Officials Seize Shipment of Human Heads at Chicago Airport

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Customs officials at O’Hare International Airport in the U.S. city of Chicago have held up a shipment of 18 human heads reportedly bound for a U.S. research facility. The local medical examiner’s office says the heads were properly preserved, packaged and tagged as human specimens. There is no suspicion of foul play. The Chicago Tribune […]

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Clinton to Testify Before Congress on Benghazi

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will finally testify before Congress next week about September’s deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton will appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on January 23. She was to have appeared last month, but illness forced the delay. Republican committee chairman, Congressman Ed Royce of California, […]

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