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China allows porn on Web

BEIJING – Word leaked out slowly, spread by Web-savvy folks on Twitter: Internet porn that once was blocked by Chinese government censors was now openly available.“Are they no longer cracking down...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Find near Stonehenge

LONDON – Scientists scouring the area around Stonehenge said Thursday they have uncovered a circular structure only a few hundred yards from the world famous monument.There’s some debate about what...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pipeline fixed, China works on spill

BEIJING – China and environmental observers said cleanup efforts on the country’s largest reported oil spill were progressing Thursday, but the environmental and economic damage was clear.The...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Memo portrays UN chief wanting control, secrecy

UNITED NATIONS – A portrait of Ban Ki-moon as a secrecy-obsessed U.N. chief seeking to wrest control of internal investigations emerges from a blistering 50-page confidential memo by his former...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Reports: Outlook good for economy

People aren’t spending like they used to. Unemployment is still flirting with double digits. And the housing market is still shaky. So the future looks bleak for the economy, right?Not...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Smithsonian holdings to aid Gulf researchers

SUITLAND, Md. – Scientists studying the massive BP oil spill are turning to a vast collection of preserved animals at the Smithsonian to see what kind of changes the oil spill may wreak among life...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Hispanics torn between hopes, daily stresses

MIAMI – Hispanics are eager to blend into American society while still maintaining their cultural identity, a paradox that reflects the complex beliefs of the nation’s fastest-growing minority. Yet...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

June was warmest on record

WASHINGTON – Last month was the warmest June on record, extending months of record-setting heat.Worldwide, the average temperature in June was 61.1 degrees Fahrenheit, the National Oceanic and...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Dengue uptick worries Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Mexico is facing a sort of perfect storm of floods that breed mosquitoes, prompting a big increase in the number of hemorrhagic dengue cases, the country’s top epidemiological...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

15 U.S. deaths tied to rare tropical fungus, CDC says

ATLANTA – A fungus usually found in the tropics has taken root in the Pacific Northwest and has been blamed in the deaths of 15 people during the last six years, health officials said Thursday.At...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Chinese used force at Tibetan protests, rights group says

BEIJING – Chinese security forces fired indiscriminately on Tibetan protesters in 2008 and beat and kicked others until they lay motionless on the ground, a rights group said in a report citing...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

China spill threatens sea life

BEIJING – China’s largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World