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Gadget makers see links to war

NEW YORK – Does that smart phone in your pocket contribute to rape and murder in the depths of Africa? Soon, you’ll know: A new U.S. law requires companies to certify whether their products contain...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Medical marijuana to be OK’d for use at some VA clinics

WASHINGTON – Patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it’s legal, according to new federal guidelines.The directive...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

McChrystal retires in military ceremony

WASHINGTON – After 34 years in the Army, Gen. Stanley McChrystal left behind legions of admirers and the prospect his reputation as a ferocious fighter would one day eclipse the costly comments...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

After storm dies, crews scurry back to well

NEW ORLEANS – Crews hurried to get back to work plugging BP’s leaky oil well Saturday after Tropical Storm Bonnie fizzled, and engineers hoped for a window of clear weather long enough to stop the...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. ship raises pressure on North Korea

BUSAN, South Korea – A massive nuclear-powered U.S. supercarrier readied Saturday for maneuvers with ally South Korea in a potent show of force that North Korea has threatened could lead to “sacred...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Cutting it close

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

15 killed in mass panic at Germany’s Love Parade

DUISBURG, Germany – A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans left 15 people dead and dozens injured Saturday at the famed Love Parade festival in western Germany.Other revelers...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

51 bodies found at Mexico dump

MEXICO CITY – Investigators said Saturday they have found 51 corpses in two days of digging in a field near a trash dump outside the northern city of Monterrey, as excavations continued at one of...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Man recalls daring escape from Auschwitz

NOWY TARG, Poland – With every step toward the gate, Jerzy Bielecki was certain he would be shot.The day was July 21, 1944. Bielecki was walking in broad daylight down a pathway at Auschwitz,...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Toxins found in whales bode ill for humans

AGADIR, Morocco – Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth’s oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals, according to American scientists who say the...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama, spill: Lessons from corporate world

WASHINGTON – As chief executive officer of America Inc., Barack Obama has walked the factory floor when it comes to managing the federal response to the Gulf oil spill, going directly to front-line...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama, GOP spar over economy

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama derided an economic plan from the top House Republican as repeating job-killing policies of the past that help drive the country into recession.In turn, House...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World