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Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment Complex

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

More than 85 people are dead and scores injured in Bangladesh after the collapse of an eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.

The building, called Rana Plaza, housed several garment factories in the town of Savar. A firefighter at the scene told Reuters that about 2,000 people ...

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Allan Arbus, Who Played Psychiatrist On TV's 'M.A.S.H.,' Dies At 95

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Allan Arbus, best known for his recurring role as psychiatrist Sidney Freedman on the hit television comedy M.A.S.H., has died at age 95, his family says.

Arbus died Friday due to congestive heart failure, his daughter said in a statement. His second wife, Mariclare Costello Arbus, told Reuters that ...

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Pew: Wealthiest Experience Big Boost In Post-Recession Worth

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Some 93 percent of Americans saw their mean net worth fall in the first two years of the post-recession recovery, while the remaining 7 percent increased net worth by nearly a third, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

The upper 7 percent (8 ...

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Apple Beats Wall Street Expectations

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Update at 5 p.m. ET:

Reuters reports that Apple has posted better-than-expected second-quarter earnings of $43.6 billion, "reflecting strong sales of the iPad and iPhone." Wall Street had forecast revenue of $42.3 billion, the wire service says.

We pick up our original post here:

Investors are waiting, many not so ...

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Embassy Bombed In Libya; Canada Train Plot Suspects In Court

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Update at 4:20 p.m. ET:

The BBC reports that one of the two suspects, Chiheb Esseghaier, told the court that the case against him was "made based on acts and words which are only appearances."

He declined representation. Raed Jaser made no statement in court. Neither suspect entered a ...

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Arraignment Of Boston Bombing Suspect Start Of Long Legal Path

Monday, April 22, 2013

The arraignment of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by federal prosecutors in his hospital room is just the beginning of a long and complicated legal path.

As NPR's Carrie Johnson reports, under the charge of using weapons of mass destruction, which is the core of Monday's indictment against Tsarnaev, ...

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More Bodies Identified In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Monday, April 22, 2013

Authorities have identified four more sets of remains of first responders who battled last week's fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Wednesday's blast killed at least 14 people and injured more than 200, according to officials cited by The Associated Press.

Meanwhile, survivors from ...

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FAA OKs Boeing's 787 Battery Fix

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved changes to the design of the Boeing 787's battery system — the first step toward returning the grounded aircraft to service.

The approximately 50 787 "Dreamliners" delivered to airlines worldwide were grounded in January after incidents involving overheating problems in lithium-ion batteries.

"A ...

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CDC: U.S. Hospitals Should Be Vigilant For Bird Flu

Friday, April 19, 2013

U.S. hospitals have been urged to be on the lookout for symptoms of bird flu among patients who have recently traveled to China, where a new strain of the virus has killed 17 people and infected more than 70.

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued

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French Family Set Free After Cameroon Kidnapping

Friday, April 19, 2013

Members of a French family held for weeks by Boko Haram militants in Cameroon have been freed and are in good health, Al-Jazeera reports, citing Cameroonian and French officials.

Cameroon's President Paul Biya, in a statement read on national radio, said the couple and their four children, aged ...

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NASA Discovers New Earth-Like Planets Around Distant Stars

Thursday, April 18, 2013

NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered three new "habitable zone" planets that are close to Earth's size, even if they're not all that close to Earth.

NPR's Joe Palca reports, the trio of worlds is about 1,200 light years away and are thought to lie in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" ...

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North Korea: End U.N. Sanctions, And Talks Can Resume

Thursday, April 18, 2013

North Korea on Thursday says it is ready to resume talks with the U.S. and South Korea if they end joint military exercises and the United Nations drops sanctions.

The official KCNA news agency carried the statement from North Korea's National Defense Commission calling for a resumption of dialogue.

"The ...

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Ex-Pakistani Strongman Musharraf Flees Courtroom

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf's bodyguards spirited him out of an Islamabad courtroom Thursday to avoid his arrest on treason charges after a judge revoked bail.

Police in the courtroom made no attempt to detain Musharraf, 69, who was whisked away by his security detail to his residence in ...

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Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast Killed Several, Injured Dozens

Thursday, April 18, 2013

As the day dawned, officials said an estimated 5 to 15 people were killed and more than 160 were wounded. It was feared those numbers might go higher. The cause of the fire that led t...

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Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A bipartisan compromise that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases has been rejected by the Senate.

The defeat of the measure by a 54-46 vote — six votes shy of the number needed to clear the Senate — marks a major setback for gun-control advocates, many of ...

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Scientists Sequence Genome Of 'Living Fossil' Fish

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Scientists have unraveled the genome of the coelacanth, a rare and primitive fish once thought to be extinct, shedding light on how closely it's related to the first creatures to emerge from the sea.

The coelacanth, a fish that can reach up to 5 feet long and lives in deep ...

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Updated: Glitch Delays Antares Rocket Launch

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Update at 6:21 p.m. ET. Launch Delayed:

Space.com reports that the Antares rocket launch has been delayed for two days, "after an unexpected glitch."

Space.com reports:

"With just minutes remaining before a planned 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) launch Wednesday (April 17) from a newly refurbished pad ...

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Why Use A Pressure Cooker To Build A Bomb?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

They are cheap, easy to build and inconspicuous. And as the explosions this week at the Boston Marathon show, pressure cooker bombs can be devastatingly effective weapons.

But why would someone place a bomb inside a common kitchen implement? As we explained two years ago in an article about ...

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American: 'Near Normal' Flights After Day Of Delays

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

American Airlines has promised passengers that Wednesday's flight schedule will be nothing like the day before, when thousands were stranded due to a glitch in the reservations system that forced hundreds of flights to be canceled or delayed.

American Airlines and American Eagle scuttled 970 flights and delayed more than ...

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American Airlines Grounds All Flights Due To Computer Glitch

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A computer glitch in the reservations system at American Airlines caused all of the carrier's flights to be grounded for at least two hours on Tuesday.

"American's reservation and booking tool, Sabre is offline," American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan told Reuters in an email. "We're working to resolve the ...

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