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A study refutes the commonly-held myth that cell phone usage may be tied to brain cancer. A team of researchers found that the instances of brain tumors in more than 350,000 Danish mobile phone users was no higher than that of the general population, Bloomberg reports. The team used readily-available records of people aged 30 […]

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Iran bomb plot strains relationship with U.S.

by Jorge Hernandez on October 12, 2011

Adding more strain to the countries already tenuous relationship, reports have surfaced about a plan by Iran to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States. The findings lead to new calls from the U.S. for sanctions against the Islamic republic as it tries to further isolate itself from the international community, The Associated Press […]

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Employers add 103,000 jobs in September

by Jorge Hernandez on October 7, 2011

The United States added 103,000 jobs in September and although it is an encouraging sign and an increase over summer rates, it was still not enough to lower the doggedly persistent 9.1 percent unemployment rate, The Associated Press reports. The number is a significant rise compared to the average of 72,000 jobs added per month […]

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Labor unions join Wall Street protesters

by Adam Russett on October 6, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread across the country, and now the movement has also got the backing of unions and college students. Thousands of people from both groups flooded Foley Square in Manhattan on Wednesday before adding to the already-growing group of protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park, The Associated Press reports. While […]

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Amanda Knox gives final appeal before court

by Jorge Hernandez on October 3, 2011

Amanda Knox stood before an Italian court on Monday and vehemently maintained her innocence in regards to the murder of Meredith Kercher. In a tearful final statement, the 24-year-old American appealed to have her 2009 conviction overturned, allowing her to return to the United State for the first time in years, according to The Associated […]

Contaminated cantaloupes are being blamed for the deaths of at least 13 people across the United States, making it one of the deadliest food outbreaks in more than 10 years. The deaths are related to a listeria illness that experts believe originated from a group of the popular melons from Colorado, The Associated Press reports. […]

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Amazon to unveil latest Kindle on Wednesday

by Kelly MacNeil on September 27, 2011

The Amazon Kindle has gone a long way to revolutionize the general public reads books, and on Wednesday they are expected to take things to the next level. The company will unveil the latest model, the Kindle Fire, at a press conference in New York City, and the new product will be available to ship […]

India is investigating its blood transfusion procedures after at least 23 children with a rare genetic disorder tested positive for HIV. The patients received the transfusions at government-run hospitals between January and August, the Associated Press reports. All of the 23 children suffer from the genetic disease thalassemia, which causes anemia. Reports show that 103 […]

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Fossils could be ‘missing link’ in human evolution

by Jorge Hernandez on September 8, 2011

For years scientists have been looking for a so-called missing link that came before modern humans in the chain of evolution, and analysis of newly-discovered fossils reveals that they may have found it. Bones of the Australopithecus sediba are believed to fill the void and could go a long way toward helping scientists understand the […]