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Surgeon general who fought tobacco dies at 87

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died Tuesday. He was 87.

NYPD: Bus driver arrested in Times Square crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
The driver of a double-decker tour bus has been arrested in connection with a crash with another bus that injured 14 people in Times Square.

Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in six gay marriage fights from four states -- Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee -- in the biggest such session on the issue so far.

US terrorism database doubles in recent years

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in 2009.

2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans.

Missouri inmate executed for raping, killing woman

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:31
A Missouri man was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner executed since a lethal injection in Arizona last month in which an inmate took nearly two hours to die.

PHOTOS: Woman found dead in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:29

 Woman found dead in Pennypack ParkAction News was in the air and on the ground as police investigated the death of Connie McClain-Murray of Northeast Philadelphia.


Italy falls back into recession

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:28
Italy has fallen back into recession after the country's economy contracted by 0.2% in the second quarter of the year.
Categories: BBC World News

Parkinson's drug gives woman 'unwelcome' orgasms (Newser)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:27

While the typical side effects of the Parkinson's drug rasagiline are flulike symptoms, depression, stomach problems, and joint pain, for on...

       

Julio reaches hurricane status, heads for Hawaii

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:21

Storms are expected to have a severe impact across the entire state.

       

Megadeth and CeeLo pull Israel gigs

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:17
Thrash metal band Megadeth and singer CeeLo Green have cancelled concerts in Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
Categories: BBC World News

Researchers explore using service dogs for autism

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:13

12-week experiment aims to quantify how presence of animals affects children.

       

Walgreen to acquire rest of UK drug chain Alliance Boots, won't pursue tax inversion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:11
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Walgreen to acquire rest of UK drug chain Alliance Boots, won't pursue tax inversion.

Baby abandoned just steps away from safe haven

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:08

Alert workers at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis helped save the newborn.

       

Kenya arrests 'al-Shabab suspect'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:05
Kenyan police have arrested an official from Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab who is believed to be an ex-journalist, sources tell the BBC.
Categories: BBC World News

Report to shed light on woman's death in Pennypack Park

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:04

Report may shed light on woman's death in Pennypack ParkThe medical examiner's report is expected to shed more light later today on the death of woman whose body was found in Pennypack Park.


Standard Chartered faces new US fine

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:00
Standard Chartered has warned it could face more US fines over its money-laundering controls as it reports a 20% fall in half-year profits
Categories: BBC World News

Activist finds 'stolen grandson'

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:57
An Argentine activist who traces babies snatched from their parents by the 1970s military junta has found her own grandson after 36 years.
Categories: BBC World News

India anger at 'rape' fashion shoot

BBC World News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:55
An Indian fashion shoot showing a model being groped on a bus causes outrage, with social media users saying it glamorises the 2012 Delhi gang rape.
Categories: BBC World News

General's killer hid in bathroom, used NATO gun

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:36

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene is the highest-ranked U.S. officer killed in combat in Afghanistan.