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Mar 03,2009
ABERDEEN, Scotland - Police Tuesday arrested a group of environmental protesters who set up a barricade on an aircraft taxiway in Aberdeen, Scotland, officials said. The climate-change activists, who called their group Plane Stupid, broke through a security fence to stage their protest at Aberdeen Airport, disrupting early morning flights to London's Heathrow airport, Paris and Amsterdam, The Scotsman reported. Seven protesters who were camped on the taxiway gave themselves up to police around 8 ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
NEW YORK - A U.S. fertility doctor says that he will soon be able to allow parents to choose their babies' eye and hair color. Dr. Jeff Steinberg, whose Fertility Institute has clinics in New York and Los Angeles, says research that has already made it possible to select a baby's gender has also yielded the technology to enable parents to make eye and hair color choices, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday. "In ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
JERUSALEM - The United States will send two officials to Damascus, Syria, to explore a U.S.-Syrian relationship, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. Speaking in Jerusalem, Clinton said White House and State Department representatives would explore "some of these bilateral issues," CNN reported. Clinton is in the Middle East on her second overseas trip as secretary of state. "There are a number of issues that we have between Syria and the United States, ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
ATLANTA - U.S. foodborne illness outbreaks such as the one recently traced to a Georgia peanut plant rarely result in people being jailed, observers say. Even though nine deaths and nearly 700 illnesses have been attributed to salmonella-laced peanut paste made at the Peanut Corporation of America facility in Blakely, Ga., past instances show few arrests or criminal prosecutions stemming from such outbreaks, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday. U.S. officials wouldn't comment on the status ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
MADRID - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday he has received no U.S. offer to drop its European missile shield defense plan in exchange for help with Iran. A number of U.S. newspapers and Russian news outlets reported U.S. President Barack Obama had sent a letter to Medvedev, offering to drop plans to install a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic if Russia would dissuade Iran from pursuing its nuclear program. "We ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
BEND, Ore. – Bend Police say they have no suspects in the rash of vehicle break-ins that occurred Saturday in the southeast part of the city, and are encouraging the public to contact them with any information they may have pertaining to the case. Sgt. Chris Carney said most of the 17 vehicles were located on SE King Solomon via Scandia to Greenmont Drive when they were broken into on February 28, and that about ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
NEW YORK - The ex-husband of octuplets mom Nadya Suleman told a U.S. tabloid show they separated in 2000 because they could not conceive children together. In an interview with "Inside Edition," Marcos Gutierrez said none of Suleman's 14 children are his. Suleman, 33, gave birth to octuplets in January, setting off a firestorm over the ethics of implanting a single mother who already had six children with six embryos. Hospital officials also are reluctant ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
COLOGNE, Germany - Rescue workers Tuesday searched the ruins of a building in Cologne, Germany, for nine people who could be trapped inside, media reports indicate. The city's historic archive collapsed Tuesday afternoon, possibly damaging two other buildings, RTL reporter Carlo Schlender told CNN. Firefighters were using dogs to search the rubble for the construction workers, media outlets reported. The reporter said construction work on a subway was occurring in the area and people had ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ripped President Barack Obama for not taking a hard line against thousands of earmarks in a $410 billion omnibus spending bill. In a floor speech Monday, McCain, Obama's opponent in the presidential election, said, "If it seems like I'm angry, it's because I am," Politico reported Tuesday. He took the White House to task for treating the bill -- which funds government operations through the end of the ... [full story]
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Mar 03,2009
OCEANSIDE, N.Y. - An Oceanside, N.Y., teenager is suing former classmates and Facebook for alleged bullying in a forum on the online social-networking Web site. Denise Finkel, who is seeking $3 million, alleges four former classmates at Oceanside High School created a private Facebook group to expose her to "public hatred, ridicule and disgrace," said the lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan. The suit alleges Michael Dauber, Jeffrey Schwartz, Leah Herz and ... [full story]
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