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Second Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:53

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows the tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope, attached to a long tube, not shown. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, that four patients have been infected with a superbug linked to a contaminated medical scope. It’s the second Los Angeles hospital to report infections from a superbug known as CRE. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said Wednesday.


One year later, vanished Flight 370 still a mystery

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:51

Underwater search continues well away from flight's original path.

       

A City Where Policing, Discrimination and Raising Revenue Went Hand in Hand

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:50
Ferguson, a report finds, acts less like a municipality and more like a business, extracting money from poor blacks that it uses as revenues to sustain the city’s budget.






Police: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:49

This undated image provided by the Anne Arundel County Police Department shows the booking photo of Hong Young. Young, accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Young was charged with attempted murder and assault in the first shooting Feb. 24 near a mall. Police said the other shootings were linked by ballistic evidence or surveillance video. (AP Photo/Anne Arundel County Police Department)MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.


Mary Cain Is Growing Up Fast

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:47
She might become the best female middle-distance runner ever. For now, though, she needs to take it slow.

'Swarms' of earthquakes strike Oklahoma

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:47

Fracking of oil and gas wells is at least partially responsible for causing a major increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma, according to state ...

       

Three-child benefit limit considered

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:44
The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children, which could save £300m a year in the long term, BBC Newsnight learns.
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NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:42
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.

Elizabeth McCracken wins U.S. Story Prize for short fiction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:39
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Author Elizabeth McCracken won the annual Story Prize for short fiction on Wednesday for "Thunderstruck and Other Stories," her collection of tales about life-altering experiences and loss. McCracken, a National Book Award finalist for her novel "The Giant's House," will receive a $20,000 prize for her critically acclaimed book of nine stories. The 48-year-old former public librarian, who is a faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin, was awarded the prize at an evening ceremony at The New School, a university in New York's Greenwich Village. "Thunderstruck and Other Stories" is McCracken's second short story collection.

Snuggies maker to pay $8M for deceiving you

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:36

That Snuggie wasn't really $19.99.

       

VIDEO: Australia's wave of surfing profits?

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:34
Australia's multi-billion dollar surfing industry has been facing challenges since the global financial crisis, but things may be turning around for the sector.
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Scott Walker aims to be more than just flavor of the month

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:31

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making the 2016 "invisible primary" pretty easy to see.

       

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:27

FILE - This combination of undated file photos shows, from left, Krystle Campbell, 29, Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China, and Martin Richard, 8, all who were killed in the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, in Boston. More than 260 others were injured in the blasts. The federal death penalty trial began Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston, for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for allegedly conspiring with his brother to place twin bombs near the finish line of the race. (AP Photo/File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Papers give details on baby's death at Intel parking lot

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:26

Court documents unsealed this week provide more insight into the death of a 6-month-old girl inside a car parked at Intel's Jones Farm campu...

       

Truck crew says carsickness led to $4.8M heist of gold bars

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:26

This image released Wednesday, March 4, 2015, by the Wilson County, N.C. Sheriff's Office, shows a composite sketch by investigators of one of the suspects in a heist of millions of dollars in gold bars from a truck on a North Carolina interstate highway on Sunday, March 1. Authorities have said that three armed robbers drove up while the truck was having mechanical problems and stole 275 pounds of gold bars worth $4.8 million. (AP Photo/Wilson County Sheriff's Office)WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist.


VIDEO: Is the US justice system racist?

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:24
Fifty years on from the march from Selma to Montgomery, civil rights activists maintain that many issues of equality remain unresolved.
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China shares down on growth target

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:17
Asian markets traded mostly lower on Thursday with the focus on China after the government set its official growth target at 7% for this year.
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'Wholesale change' urged in Ferguson

BBC World News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:15
US Attorney General Eric Holder calls on police and courts in Ferguson, Missouri, to take immediate action after finding widespread racial bias.
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Judge: More time needed to seek higher Revel bids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:14

 More time needed to seek higher Revel bidsA bankruptcy court judge says more time is needed to seek higher bids for Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel.


Smart breathalyzer tells friends how drunk you are

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:14

This new app lets you broadcast your level of inebriation via social media.