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U.S. hid chemical weapons finds in Iraq

The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting.<p>In an article published late Tuesday, the newspaper says it found 17 American servicemembers and seven …

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America is losing the war on distracted driving

Message NOT received.<p>Drop cap initial letter<p>"On average, nine people will have died today because of distracted driving," says Terryl Warner, director of victim services for the Cache County, Utah, district attorney's office. "If these deaths were war victims or plane-crash victims, there would be …

8 Ways to Lower the Odds of Being Ticketed When Police Pull You Over

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac's Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town. Here's the inside dope.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Visions of America/Contributor/Getty Images)</i><p>…

$55 billion pharma merger could fall victim to new Obama tax rules

American drug company AbbVie's $55 billion merger with U.K. rival Shire may be the first casualty of the Obama Administration's crackdown on inversions used to reduce the tax bills of U.S. firms.<p>Chicago-based AbbVie said Tuesday that its board of directors is reconsidering its recommendation that …

Myths about the brain 'hamper effective teaching'

Research published today suggests that widely believed myths about neuroscience are being used to justify classroom practice that has "no educational value"<p>Myths about the brain and how it functions are being used to justify and promote teaching methods that are essentially “ineffective”, according …

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North Korea says leader has reappeared

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korean state media has attempted to end the international speculation about the whereabouts of leader Kim Jong Un by publishing the first photos of him in more than a month.<p>The North Korean leader gave "field guidance" to a newly built residential district and visited the Natural …

CDC: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.<p>Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with …

Gunshot residue found on clothing, body of teen shot by St. Louis officer

Lab results are back in the case of a teenager who died in a police shooting in St. Louis last week, and they show gun residue on the clothing and body of Vonderrit Myers, authorities said Tuesday.<p>The residue was found on Myers' shirt, jeans and hand, according to a release from St. Louis …

Dallas nurses describe Ebola hospital care: 'There was no protocol'

A Liberian man who arrived by ambulance at a Dallas hospital with symptoms of Ebola sat for "several hours" in a room with other patients before being put in isolation, and the nurses who treated him wore flimsy gowns and had little protective gear, nurses alleged Tuesday as they fought back …

Hong Kong police use pepper spray to break up pro-democracy protests

Most violent clashes in a week as police in riot gear move in to open road barricaded by student demonstrators by force with a number of arrests<p>Hundreds of Hong Kong police used pepper spray on pro-democracy protesters in the early hours of Wednesday to clear a major road that had been barricaded …

Islamic State crisis: US intensifies airs strikes in Kobane

<b>US-led forces have stepped up air strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters threatening the Syrian town of Kobane, near the Turkish border.</b><p>The coalition had carried out 21 strikes over two days, a sharp increase that slowed IS advances, the US said.<p>President Barack Obama predicted a "long-term …

'White boy' Biden calls tea party 'crazy'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vice President Joe Biden, in a closed-door meeting with black clergy in South Carolina on Tuesday, referred to himself as "the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington" as he recalled his days as a Delaware public defender and pressed faith leaders to elect Democrats this …