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Hosni Mubarak's family own assets on British territory

The family of ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak still owns assets on British territory nearly two years after British authorities called for …

Location Data Can Uniquely Identify Cellphone Users

A new study demonstrates how easy it is to identify people from the location-tracking data on their cellphones.<p>Just a few data points from a location-tracking cellphone are enough to identify most people, a new study found. It doesn't matter if those data are "anonymized" so they aren't linked to …

Heidi Heitkamp Blasts Michael Bloomberg Over Gun Control Ads

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) criticized New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's federal gun control push on Tuesday, advising the mayor that he should be more worried about gun violence in his own city than in North Dakota, the Grand Forks Herald reported.<p>"North Dakota continues to have one [of] …

Amanda Knox International Coverage: Retrial Ruling Garners Headlines Around The World

An Italian court ruled on Tuesday to overturn the acquittal of American student Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on charges of murdering Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy in 2007. The annulment made headlines around the world and the new trial …

Latino leaders say 'it is past time' for American immigration reform

The leader of one of the biggest Latino organisations in the US expressed confidence Wednesday that the long-sought immigration reform bill will be …

Joe Biden Signals The Obama Administration Has A New, Two-Pronged Approach To Gun Control

Speaking on a call with supporters of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun violence group, Biden said that the U.S. was "on the verge" of requiring universal background checks on all gun purchases, including at private gun shows.<p>There is no evidence to suggest, however, that it would earn …

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Court approves American Airlines-US Airways merger

A judge on Wednesday approved AMR Corp's plan to merge with US Airways Group , a step toward creating the world's largest airline.<p>AMR, parent of American Airlines and in bankruptcy since November 2011, must still construct a formal restructuring plan incorporating the merger that meets court and …

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Common Drug Has The Potential To Slow Aging, Boost Cancer Recovery

Some exciting research from the University of Montreal has found that the drug metformin, commonly prescribed for diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has the potential to slow aging and fight cancer. The study, published in <i>Aging Cell</i>, found that metformin reduces the body’s production of …

Lesbian widow behind DOMA challenge: 'I think it's gonna be good'

As gay-marriage supporters and opponents and media pundits parsed the syntax of Supreme Court justices after two days of hearings, the elderly woman who brought one of the historic cases went with her gut.<p>"I think it was great," said Edie Windsor, 83, the lesbian widow who challenged the federal …

Kansas House Approves Drug Testing For Welfare Applicants, Elected Officials

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that would require drug testing for members of the state Legislature along with those seeking welfare and unemployment benefits.<p>The bill moves back to the state Senate, which approved the legislation earlier …