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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 …

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 …

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 …

Feds in San Diego Uncover Two Sophisticated Cross-Border Smuggling Tunnels

Credit: Ron Rogers via ICE<p>Federal authorities announced today the discovery of two highly-sophisticated smuggling tunnels running between a San Diego …

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 …

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

The five justices on the Supreme Court (John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito) who consistently hold …

Drug to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth could save thousands of lives

The trial of a new drug to prevent excessive bleeding in women after childbirth, which could potentially save thousands of lives annually, is to begin in 12 countries in June.<p>The clinical study, which will be conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), will include about 29,000 women in …

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 …

Young Indian voters: “We’re all obsessed with the politicians and not their policies”

VARANASI, India—This is one of the most spiritual cities in the world, but its modern identity is as the contentious battleground of India’s elections. Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the common man’s party, is challenging Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the …

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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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Worker lauded for inviting teen with autism to help him stock supermarket<p>Good Samaritans join police in dramatic car fire rescue: Video<p>Officer …

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 …

Tribal clashes kill 23 in Egypt

<b>A second day of clashes between two tribes in southern Egypt has left a total of 23 people dead, officials say.</b><p>The Egyptian military said that it had intervened to stop the fighting between the Arab Bani Hilal clan and a Nubian family.<p>The violence started late on Friday after offensive graffiti was …

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 …

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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Johnson explains silence in assault case

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and his chief of staff did not tell police, Senate or Wisconsin officials that a former aide was allegedly sexually assaulted by a state lawmaker in April 2011, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.<p>Johnson and Tony Blando, the senator’s chief of staff, were asked …

Muslim Brotherhood sets up shop in London

Egypt's largest opposition movement has placed its media headquarters in one of London's suburbs.<p>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 …

Maryland Steps Closer to Decriminalizing Marijuana

U.S. news<p>The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, though differences with a Senate bill remain.<p>Read more here.

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Libyan gunmen free Egyptian hostages

An armed group has freed more than 50 Egyptian trucks in Libya's northeast, following a protest over prosecution of members of the group on arms smuggling charges in Egypt.<p>The vehicles were released on Saturday, after drivers and passengers had been waiting on the side of the road for a day, …

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 …