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FDA warns that some Philips HeartStart defibrillators may not work

Federal health regulators are warning the public that certain cardiac defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare may fail to deliver a needed shock in an emergency.<p>Defibrillators are used by emergency responders and others to restore normal heart function in people suffering a heart attack. The …

How a little Asian bug is crushing the U.S. OJ business

Orange farmer Mark Wheeler is scouting for disease in his grove of Valencia orange trees near the town of Dundee in Central Florida. A small red tractor with a giant fan attached to it grinds its way along the white sand rows between the trees. It’s spraying nutrients onto the leaves.<p>“It kind of …

Forestry

New Report Blames State Forest Service Mistakes for Yarnell Firefighter Deaths

According to the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health, the state's Forestry Division mismanaged the fighting of the Yarnell Hill Fire, a wildland fire that would kill 19 firefighters.<p><b>A new report on the Yarnell Hill fire</b> that killed 19 "hotshot" firefighters this summer places blame …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated by only a narrow margin on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to the Obama administration that congressional anger about the extent of domestic …

Top 10 sci-fi movies

A long time ago, in a land far away... there were no space movies. Luckily, we have lots and the Guardian and Observer's critics have picked the 10 best ever<p>• Top 10 romantic movies • Top 10 action movies • Top 10 comedy movies • Top 10 horror movies<p>Peter Bradshaw on sci-fi<p>Science fiction has …

Family Driven From Maryville, MO Home After Daughter's Rape by Student Athlete

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update 10/5/2013</b>: The Coleman family spoke to CNN on Monday night. Here's the latest on the</b> …

Associated Press News

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Hornetgeddon! Authorities swat deadly swarm of giant bugs

ANKANG, SHAANXI PROVINCE, China – A winged menace has killed 42 people and injured at least 1,600 since July, striking fear across this heavily industrialized area of central China.<p>Now local officials in Shaanxi province are declaring an uneasy stalemate with the virulent population of Asian …

Deadly brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water system, CDC confirms

A rare amoeba that caused the August death of a child in south Louisiana has been found in five locations in a north Louisiana water system, state health regulators said Tuesday.<p>The state Department of Health and Hospitals said in a news release that the federal Centers for Disease Control and …

Man surprises girlfriend with C7 Corvette

How would you react if someone just showed up at your place of work with a new, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, complete with all the trimmings? While a lot of us would likely be flipping out over the still rare sports car, it's a fair bet many more of us would be responding like Pattie here, …

The Rental: 2014 Hertz Penske Mustang GT

Chasing weird in the world's best rental.<p>Take whatever you know about Austin, Texas, and stuff it for a minute. Here's the thing about cramming a mass of creative types into a confined area and letting them sort out the details: the details don't get sorted. I'm beaten over the head with this …

Cats Chase Cowardly Fox Out Of Their Yard (VIDEO)

Turns out foxes aren't as tough as we all thought. Just watch: in this showdown between two cats and a fox, the fox chickens out immediately.<p><i>Via Tastefully Offensive</i>

Scientists Estimate How Much Longer The Earth Can Support Life

The end of the world is near! Well, relatively near, geologically speaking. Okay, even geologically speaking, it’s pretty far off.<p>But scientists at the University of East Anglia have made their best estimate for how much longer the Earth will be habitable for human life, barring nuclear war, rogue …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

Exclusive: Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe<p>A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over …