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Aug 31,2007
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress is scrutinizing the baby formula industry's alleged intrusion in recent U.S. government efforts to promote the benefits of breastfeeding.Lobbyists for the industry that produces nourishment for infants allegedly pressured federal health officials into changing the content of a campaign on the grounds the ads were "scaring expectant mothers into breastfeeding," The Washington Post reported Friday.In the wake of last month's testimony by Richard H. Carmona, in which the former surgeon ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
KENOSHA , Wis. - A Kenosha, Wis., man allegedly strangled his wife and hanged himself in their home, the Kenosha News reported Friday.Thomas and Jennifer Lovell, who both worked at Brookside Care Center, were married June 9 and discovered dead Wednesday evening.Jennifer Lovell's 3-year-old son was found unharmed in the house and is now in the care of relatives. The boy was home when his mother and stepfather died and left alone all day with ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration has begun testing new high-powered X-ray machines at three major U.S. airports, USA Today reported Friday. In a bid to upgrade security, the agency may buy 500 of the machines for major airports starting this fall, said TSA chief Kip Hawley.Tests at New York's Kennedy, Washington's National and Albuquerque airports will determine how many the TSA will purchase since each machine costs about $120,000.The new equipment would replace some ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
HOUSTON - Community leaders are expressing feelings of outrage over the distribution of a "Ghetto Handbook" created and distributed by Houston school district cops. In addition to the crude language used in the eight-page handout, the fact it took three months to punish those responsible for it has angered those who have seen or heard about the book, subtitled "Wucha dun did now?" the Houston Chronicle reported Friday. "This publication was completely reprehensible and Houston ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
WASHINGTON - Money is reportedly behind White House press secretary Tony Snow's decision to leave the Bush administration.His deputy, Dana Perino, will take over Snow's duties starting Sept. 14, the White House announced Friday.Snow sparked speculation he may be soon leaving earlier this month when he told an interviewer if he did not "go the distance," it would be for financial reasons, CNN reported Friday.Snow, 52, diagnosed with colon cancer in 2005 and liver cancer ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
HUNTINGTON , Utah - A seventh borehole into the Utah mine where six workers have been trapped for more than three weeks failed to find any signs of life.The hole drilled into an area of the Crandall Canyon Mine called the "kitchen," where miners used to eat their lunch, failed to find any sign of missing miners -- Luis Hernandez, Manuel Sanchez, Don Erickson, Carlos Payan, Brandon Phillips and Kerry Allred, the Salt Lake City ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
WASHINGTON - U.S. President George Bush on Friday outlined initiatives to help cash-strapped U.S. homeowners and promised to make the mortgage industry "more transparent."Lenders will be forced to explain -- in clear language -- their policies to prospective homebuyers and disclose potential rate hikes, the president said in an announcement in the White House Rose Garden.Shady business dealings won't be tolerated, he said."We're pursuing wrongdoing and fraud in the mortgage industry through the Department of ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
BERLIN - YouTube said it won’t be used any longer as a propaganda vehicle for German neo-Nazis.The popular social Web site pulled clips posted on the site showing far-right propaganda following complaints from Jewish groups and German politicians.Deutsche-Welle reported Friday that Google, which owns YouTube, said the number of videos that will be removed numbers in the hundreds. The company added that YouTube has rules against videos that incite racial hatred.Legal analysts questioned the permanency ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
HAIFA, Israel - Divers found the bodies Friday of two crew members on a freighter who disappeared after a collision with a cruise ship near the Israeli port of Haifa.The two men were a 30-year-old Indonesian who served as chief officer on the Israeli-owned freighter and a 22-year-old Ukrainian, YnetNews reported. The bodies were to be autopsied at the Abu Kabir pathological institute in Tel Aviv.The freighter, Shelly, sank Thursday after it was struck by ... [full story]
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Aug 31,2007
MOSCOW - A Russian government minister Friday said Moscow will support any agreement Serbia and its predominantly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo province reach in their talks.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Moscow a solution to Kosovo’s future shouldn't be imposed on either the Serbian government in Belgrade or leaders of Kosovo’s ethnic-Albanians in the provincial capital of Pristina, the Russian Interfax news agency reported.Russia’s task in mediating talks between Belgrade and Pristina is aimed at ... [full story]
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