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SeaWorld Strikes Back at OSHA

SeaWorld filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, asking the agency to review the conduct of Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigator (OSHA) Lara Padgett. In 2010, Padgett led the probe inspecting SeaWorld's safety practices following the death of trainer …

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Thousands Choking on Smoke from Indonesian Fires

Air quality has reached dangerous levels as forest fires rage on in Indonesia's Riau province following a sustained period of dry weather. Indonesia has declared a state of emergency as the Riau haze has worsened and has left more than 22,000 residents with respiratory problems.

Dead Man Kicking: Mississippi Man Wakes Up In Funeral Home Right Before Embalming

A Mississippi funeral home says it found a man alive and kicking in a body bag hours after the coroner pronounced him dead.<p>Walter Williams was …

Pope Benedict resigned early to avoid clash with World Cup

Pope emeritus Benedict's brought his resignation forward a year so as not to clash with the 2014 World Cup, his private<p>The football World Cup taking place in Brazil this year indirectly prompted Benedict XVI to bring forward his resignation as pope by a year, his private secretary has …

Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

Former prisoners spoke about the effects of solitary confinement Tuesday, in a congressional hearing aimed at banning the treatment for some inmates. The federal push to reduce solitary confinement is being led by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who calls it "a human rights issue we can't ignore."<p>Inmates …

Dozens of Nigerian students killed in attack

Suspected members of Boko Haram opened fire at a high school in Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 59, including many students as they slept in a dormitory, the latest school massacre in Nigeria's troubled northeast, security forces said.<p>Gunmen stormed the Federal Government College in the town …

China plans the world's longest undersea tunnel

China is planning another engineering marvel: a tunnel more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel underneath Bohai Bay<p>At more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel, China's latest mega project is not short of ambition.<p>A 76-mile-long tunnel will run between the northern city of Dalian …

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Second Giraffe Won't Be Killed, Says Denmark Zoo

Media reports that another giraffe named Marius will die are overblown.<p>A second Danish zoo giraffe will not be killed, the Jyllands Park Zoo announced on Friday. The announcement counters widespread media reports that the animal was on death row.<p>"There is no plan, and there has never been a plan to …

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes South Carolina

The quake was widely felt from Georgia to North Carolina.<p>A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck South Carolina near the Georgia border Friday night, and was widely felt across the region.<p>According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered 7 mi NW of Edgefield, S.C. or 60 mi SW of …