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Pentagon May Outsource Supply Of Explosives Due To US Shortage

A recent Pentagon probe has revealed that the U.S. Defense Department may be running out of domestic suppliers of so-called energetic materials used …

What you need to know about the mounting bird flu toll in China

Chinese official media said today that four more people have been infected with a rare, possibly mutated, form of bird flu, bringing the total number of cases in China to seven. The cases raise alarm over whether an outbreak could be brewing in the country, which is especially vulnerable to …

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Chinese children scale cliff ladders on school commute

Children from a remote village in southern China face a treacherous journey home from school, up 230-foot ladders that stand against a vertical cliff.<p>The children, who go to school 30 miles away from their remote village in Sangzhi County, Hunan Province rarely have the opportunity to go home.<p>When …

Michigan woman now the oldest person in U.S.

Jeralean Talley of Inkster, Mich., was born May 23, 1899.<p>DETROIT -- Jeralean Talley is set in her ways. It happens after living 113 years.<p>Every morning, she drinks black coffee with a little sugar. Talley doesn't eat cheese because she doesn't like it and lives by the motto: Treat others the way …

Michael Jackson's life to be laid bare once more in $40bn court battle

The trial has yet to start but already the fans, the satellite trucks and the cameras have staked out the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles for what …

The First Mobile Phone Call Was Made 40 Years Ago Today

On April 3, 1973, Motorola employee Martin Cooper stood in midtown Manhattan and placed a call to the headquarters of Bell Labs in New Jersey.<p>The first mobile phone call was made 40 years today, on April 3, 1973, by Motorola employee Martin Cooper. Using a prototype of what would become the …

Did High-Stakes Testing Cause the Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal?

35 school district employees, including the former superintendent, face jail time and heavy fines for allegedly falsifying student answers on statewide standardized tests.<p>The details of the indictment are stunning -- teachers and school administrators allegedly engaged in a vast conspiracy, all for …

New video reveals inside of deadly Florida sinkhole

New video of a sinkhole that swallowed a Florida man has been released -- nearly five weeks after the dark pit opened up and killed the man as he slept.<p>The video offers the first glimpse of the sinkhole that officials estimate eventually grew to be 60 feet deep, according to NBC affiliate WFLA.com …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Kevin Ware Looks Back at Injury

Medicare buy-in a budget solution?

To get to a budget deal, could Washington buy in to a Medicare buy-in?<p>That’s the question left hanging by a recent Urban Institute paper which maps out one path to bridge the partisan divide over Republican demands that the eligibility age for Medicare be adjusted upward from 65 to 67 so as to …

N. Korea approves 'merciless' attack on U.S.

It is the latest escalation of tensions between the Koreas and the U.S.<p>Hours after North Korea said that it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, South Korea's defense minister said North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast.<p>…

Paris Is Now Using Tiny Black Sheep to Mow Its Grass, Adorably

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Parisiens did a funny thing on Wednesday. As spring flowers started to peek above the soil and the …

Tiger Woods' return to golfing dominance is proof that when Cupid strikes, the sporting mind is focused

Those soft-focus slides of Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, posing like the quarterback who snared the prom queen in an episode of Sweet Valley High, betray a multitude of deeper truths.<p>Bathed in a honeyed glow, they are a window into the grisly stage-management of celebrity dating for the Facebook …

Walgreens listens to your heart – really

It's not just sore throats and flu shots anymore.<p>Walgreens today becomes the first retail store chain to expand its health care services to include diagnosing and treating patients for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol.<p>The move is the retail industry's boldest push …

Team Obama to Banks: Issue Home Loans to Riskier Borrowers

The housing bust proved that the federal government isn't particularly good at anticipating how many people will default.<p>Reuters<p>But what is President Obama thinking?<p>The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that …

Jeremy Irons claims gay marriage laws could lead to a father marrying his son

Jeremy Irons, the Oscar-winning actor, has provoked outrage by suggesting that same sex marriage laws could allow fathers to marry their sons to avoid paying inheritance tax.<p>He also expressed fears that the battle for equal rights could “debase” marital law.<p>The 64-year-old said he “doesn’t have a …

Kevin Ware Interview: Louisville Player 'Saw the Bone Sticking 6 Inches Out of My Leg'

'Facebook Phone' Unveiled by Mark Zuckerberg