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Chicago train crash driver who 'fell asleep' is sacked

<b>A Chicago train operator, whose train derailed last month when she dozed off, has been sacked, officials say.</b><p>Thirty-two people were hurt when the Chicago Transit Authority train jumped its tracks at O'Hare International Airport and hurtled up an escalator.<p>The woman, 25, worked as an operator for …

National Transportation Safety Board

The U.S. Won't Let Google Trademark 'Glass' for Its Glass-Less Eyewear

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Still struggling to make a good name for itself with a skeptical American public, Google Glass is …

Deadly flash floods hit Solomon Islands' capital Honiara

Flash floods have killed at least 16 people and left some 10,000 homeless in the Solomon Islands' capital, Honiara.<p>Save the Children says 40 people are unaccounted for and staff have witnessed a child being swept away.<p>Days of rain caused rivers to burst their banks late on Thursday, washing away …

Weather

South Korea finds two crashed drones, suspects North Korea

SEOUL -- South Korean officials were scrambling to explain how two drones, apparently from North Korea, entered the nation's airspace, took photos of political and military sites and remained unnoticed until they were found crashed on the ground.<p>One of the unmanned aircraft was found March 24 in …

Plane Search Shows World's Oceans Are Full of Trash

Search for missing Malaysian plane shines spotlight on giant ocean garbage patches.<p>Before Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, sea trash was not a global headliner.<p><b>But as hundreds of objects sighted off the Australian coast as possible aircraft debris turn out to be discarded fishing</b> …

Welder's sparks caused Boston fire that killed 2 firefighters

BOSTON -- The fire that killed two firefighters as it burned through a brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood was caused by welders working at the back of a neighboring building, the Boston Fire Department said Friday.<p>Welders were working on an iron railing behind 296 Beacon St., Boston Fire …

Drinking diet soda linked to heart disease

Diet soda’s sweet, nonexistent calories may be better for your waistline than your lifespan, a new study finds.<p>Older women who consume two or more …

Weight Loss

The First Amendment Doesn’t Protect the Right to Buy the American Government

The Supreme Court ruled in McCutcheon that a cap on campaign donations violates freedom of speech. This is a dangerous misunderstanding of the First …

When Doctors Act on Tradition and Emotion Over New Science

This week a major journal published new recommendations for treating high blood pressure and cholesterol. But doctors are often reluctant to change old habits.<p>A series of new studies published in this week’s <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> underscore the complicated nature of new …

India

Associated Press News

The art of George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush has painted dozens of portraits of world leaders he worked with while in office. His paintings are on public display for the first time at "The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy,” an exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in …

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Couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' case convinced more suspects still out there: Part 6<p>California city to settle with couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' …

New York City

AP reporter in stable condition in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Associated Press correspondent shot and wounded while covering preparations for elections in Afghanistan was in stable condition Saturday and receiving medical treatment at a military hospital in Kabul.<p>Kathy Gannon, 60, a senior correspondent for Afghanistan and …

Armed Forces

France pulls out of Rwanda genocide commemorations

<b>The French government has announced that it is pulling out of the 20th anniversary commemorations on Monday for the Rwandan genocide.</b><p>The decision follows an accusation by the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, that France participated in the mass killings in 1994.<p>Mr Kagame has previously made similar …

Africa

IRS doles out $53M to whistle-blowers in 2013

The Internal Revenue Service paid out more than $53 million to whistle-blowers in 2013 who turned in friends, family and co-workers.<p>In its annual report to Congress, the IRS said public tips led the agency to collect $367 million from people committing tax fraud, with just under 15% of that amount …

New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar

Isolated tribal nomads are at risk as logging pressure mounts in the Amazon rain forest.<p>The release of new photographs of an indigenous group living in extreme isolation in the Amazon rain forest has stirred fresh controversy and new concerns over the fate of the region's so-called uncontacted …

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Muslim Brotherhood sets up shop in London | Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood, the largest and oldest religious organisation in Egypt, has survived multiple periods of repression. But according to recent reports, it has now regrouped at an unlikely location: An office above the Flame Kebab takeaway shop on Cricklewood Broadway, a high street in an …

Cannabis

Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated, new study says

The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer screening.<p>The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force was …

Will Costa Ricans bother to vote in presidential poll?

<b>The people of Costa Rica are being asked to vote on Sunday in the second round of the country's presidential election after none of the candidates in round one garnered the necessary 40% of the vote.</b><p>The first round on 2 February was notable for the high percentage of abstaining voters (31.69%), but …

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