December 2010

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FDA halts study on experimental medication

by nickj on December 30, 2010

Studies involving the Johnson & Johnson pain medication fulranumab have been put on hold after the Food and Drug Administration raised concerns over an association between the drug and the potential for severe bone disorders. The announcement was made Tuesday and follows the stoppage of other similar products known as nerve growth factor inhibitors, Bloomberg […]

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Northeast continues to feel the cold

by Jorge Hernandez on December 30, 2010

The eastern U.S. continues to cope with extreme weather conditions in the wake of this week's blizzard as airlines slowly start sending out their flights again and people dig themselves out of about 2 feet of snow in some areas. Travelers stranded at New York and New Jersey airports have been nearing the end of […]

Mississippi governor Haley Barbour granted sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott the opportunity to be released from jail on Wednesday on the condition that Gladys donates a kidney to Jamie. The Scott sisters were convicted of armed robbery in 1994 when they ambushed two men and robbed them of $11. Until Barbour's ruling, they would not […]

Just days after securing the NFC East, and a week after one of the greatest comebacks in recent memory, the Philadelphia Eagles looked like anything but a team expected to compete for the Super Bowl on Tuesday night. Rookie quarterback Joe Webb lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-14 win against the Eagles at Lincoln […]

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Groupon seeks to raise $950 million in private funds

by Kelly MacNeil on December 29, 2010

Groupon, the online coupon company that rejected a $6 billion takeover bid by Google earlier this month, is doing some expansion of its own. The website is looking to raise $950 million of its own money, pushing the privately owned company to a worth of around $6.4 billion, VCExperts.com reports. The company recently filed paperwork […]

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Lawmakers weigh possible pardon of Billy the Kid

by Jorge Hernandez on December 29, 2010

New Mexico governor Bill Richardson's office is currently accepting guidance from the public on whether or not to pardon one of the Old West's most notorious outlaws, Billy the Kid, some 130 years after his death. "I don't know where I'll end up. I might not pardon him. But then I might," Richardson told the […]

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AT&T to expand public Wi-Fi access in some major cities

by Kelly MacNeil on December 28, 2010

AT&T announced today that it is planning to expand Wi-Fi access in a couple of major cities to initially include New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.  The wireless carrier is making this expansion in an effort to help relieve congestion on its overcrowded cellular network caused primarily by it’s iPhone users.  Because of its over crowded cellular network, many customers, especially […]

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Ohio receives Medicaid bonus for covering children

by Kelly MacNeil on December 28, 2010

As a reward for providing healthcare coverage to previously uninsured children, the federal government announced on Monday that Ohio will receive a $12.4 million Medicaid bonus. The Buckeye State is among the 15 that are expected to receive a total of $206 million in bonuses. Alabama is earning the most with almost $55 million, The […]

The Library of Congress announced 25 titles on Tuesday to add to the U.S. National Film Registry's list of culturally significant films. The additional movies that were judged to have achieved preservation status in 2010 included The Empire Strikes Back, The Pink Panther, All the President's Men and Malcolm X, among others. The movies were […]