Julie McDowell

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Bosnia protests: 150 injured as demonstrators set fire to presidential palace

Protesters across Bosnia set fire to government buildings and fight with riot police amid protests over unemployment and corruption<p>More than 150 people were wounded in Bosnia on Friday in the worst civil unrest in the country since the 1992-95 war as anger over the dire state of the economy and …

Obama on CVS: 'Powerful message'

President Barack Obama is praising CVS Caremark’s decision to take tobacco products off the shelves, saying it will save lives and reduce health care costs.<p>“As one of the largest retailers and pharmacies in America, CVS Caremark sets a powerful example,” he said in a statement early Wednesday …

Soldiers lynch man at army ceremony in CAR

A group of soldiers in the Central African Republic's capital have lynched a man they suspected of having been a rebel, minutes after hearing Catherine Samba-Panza, the new interim president, promise to restore security at a ceremony to reinstate the divided country's armed forces.<p>Witnesses from …

UN Slams Vatican On Predator Priests

Vatican thumbs its nose at UN report blasting them for covering up sex crimes.<p>At face value, it really doesn’t seem like such a tough request. On …

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Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …

Why The Cod On Cape Cod Now Comes From Iceland

Good luck finding local cod in Cape Cod, Mass.<p>The fish once sustained New England's fishing industry, but in recent years, regulators have imposed severe catch limits on cod, and the fish remain scarce.<p>"I've never seen cod fishing this bad," says Greg Walinsky, who has been fishing on Cape Cod for …

Mars mission selection 'to be reality TV show'

Mars One chooses its 1,508 candidates for the one-way trip to Mars and plan to make selection for final 40 wannabe astronauts a reality TV show<p>Mars One hopes to announce a Big Brother-style reality show to help choose which of the 1,058 candidates for the one-way trip to Mars in 2025 will be among …

The incandescent light bulb isn't dead

Reports were greatly exaggerated<p>Perhaps you’ve heard the news: the incandescent light bulb is dead. "When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, the year ends — and so does the ordinary lightbulb," read Fox News' website. CNN even penned an obituary. That’s because, according to countless media reports, …

How Playing Fruit Ninja Can Help Stroke Victims

Researchers discover that using a video game motion sensor such as Xbox Kinect has the potential to spur the brains of stroke victims to reorganize and restore some motion in limbs.<p><b>Video games that employ virtual reality and</b> motion sensors have been shown to help stroke victims recover function in …

Colorado's legal recreational pot industry off to smoking start

Colorado's legal recreational marijuana industry kicked off Wednesday with an Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder making the first pot purchase under the new law.<p>Sean Azzariti of Denver, who helped campaign for Amendment 64, bought an eighth of an ounce of a strain …