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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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Vatican Reaffirms Plan To Scrutinize U.S. Nuns

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pope Francis' doctrinal chief has reaffirmed the Vatican's intention to overhaul the largest organization of U.S. nuns, dashing the hopes of some that the newly installed pontiff would take a more conciliatory approach than his predecessor.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group that represents about 80 percent ...

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India Refuses Permission For Country's First Playboy Club

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hugh Heffner's empire has run afoul of conservative politicians in India, who have decided to halt plans for the country's first Playboy Club.

PB Lifestyle, the Indian firm with rights to the Playboy brand, had hoped that the club in the southwestern state of Goa would be the first of ...

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China Gives Breakdown Of Its Military, Criticizes U.S.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

China on Tuesday detailed the structure of its military force in a special national defense report that also took a swipe at the United States for what it described as stoking tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.

In what state media in China said was a first, Beijing outlined in ...

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IMF Lowers 2013 Economic Growth Forecasts

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The International Monetary Fund has lowered its projections for global economic growth, including in the United States, citing sharp cuts in government spending and the struggling eurozone.

The Washington, D.C.-based international lender's World Economic Outlook shaved its 2013 forecast to 3.3 percent from 3.5 percent. It also trimmed its ...

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Social Media Helped Find Loved Ones After Marathon Bombing

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In the chaos and mayhem that followed the Boston Marathon bombing, many people were frantic to learn the fate of friends and loved ones who were either in the race or watched it from the sidelines.

But heavy cellphone use caused frustrating delays and congestion in the system, prompting the ...

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Witnesses To Marathon Explosions Describe Panic And Horror

Monday, April 15, 2013

People near the finish line of the Boston Marathon described horrific scenes of the chaos that followed two loud explosions in quick succession this afternoon, sending spectators rushing away from the scene in panic as others lay bloodied and wounded on the ground.

One witness, Aaron Michael told

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