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  • Energy crisis provokes Argentine YPF expropriation
    4f948dcb20acf.image 2012-04-23 05:33:50 UTC
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Less than a decade ago, Argentina was an exporter of oil and natural gas. Now the government has to spend billions of dollars to import fuel. This dramatic reversal of fortune is why Argentina, already a global financial rogue after its historic debt default, is ...

  • Explosion, fireball reported in Nevada, California
    Article-2133659-060b4bc7000005dc-768_468x308 2012-04-22 22:13:22 UTC
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A loud explosion heard across much of Nevada and California on Sunday morning rattled homes and prompted a flood of calls to law enforcement agencies on both sides of the Sierra Nevada, some reporting fireball sightings. The sound and the light show were likely caused by a me...

  • Army probes drug use by soldiers in Afghanistan
    Untitled 2012-04-21 15:33:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army has investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan on suspicion of using or distributing heroin, morphine or other opiates during 2010 and 2011, newly obtained data shows. Eight soldiers died of drug overdoses during that time. While the cases represent just a slice of...

  • Cruise ship passed by disabled fishing boat
    Ordr101_1442834e 2012-04-20 19:05:15 UTC
    RIO HATO, Panama (AP) — Three Panamanian men were on their way home after a night of fishing, happy with their success, when the motor on their small open boat rattled and quit, leaving them adrift in sight of land, but too far out for their cell phones to work. With nothing left to eat but th...

  • Analysis: A Romney pick for top U.S. court? Frontrunners emerge
    Untitled 2012-04-19 19:02:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the names of people he might appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court are starting to roll off the tongues of conservative activists, lawyers and former Republican administration aides. While conservative...

  • Human-made earthquakes reported in central U.S
    Oklahoma-man-made-earthquake-swarm 2012-04-18 02:08:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of earthquakes in the central United States rose "spectacularly" near where oil and gas drillers disposed of wastewater underground, a process that may have caused geologic faults to slip, U.S. government geologists report. The average number of earthquakes of...

  • Analysis: Marine insurance: the stranglehold on Iran?
    1328070844076979500 2012-04-17 08:07:37 UTC
    HONG KONG/TOKYO (Reuters) - Marine insurance, or lack of it, may yet turn out to be the most effective sanction used by Western nations in 17 years of tightening the screws on Iran's nuclear program. A European Union oil embargo on Iran, set to take effect in July, prohibits EU insurers from c...

  • Allen's "To Rome With Love" to open L.A. film fest
    Allen 2012-04-12 20:22:40 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love" will serve as the opening night film at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, LAFF organizers announced on Thursday. The Sony Pictures Classics comedy, which features an ensemble cast that includes Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penel...

  • Analysis: Egypt's Brotherhood raises stakes by excluding IMF
    Screen_shot_2012-04-11_at_12.15.59_pm 2012-04-11 19:12:29 UTC
    CAIRO (Reuters) - In all but ruling out an early agreement on an IMF loan, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has dramatically raised the stakes in its struggle with the army-led administration for control of a country still reeling from a year of political turmoil. The Brotherhood's candidate for pre...

  • Troubled euro zone states most at risk from high oil
    Oil 2012-04-11 07:19:26 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Oil prices at record levels in euro terms are threatening to rock the euro zone's economy more than might be expected, with those countries least capable of riding out a shock being the worst hit. Standard estimates of the impact of oil prices on the euro zone economy are ...

  • Dental x-rays linked to common brain tumor
    Xray_1 2012-04-10 19:16:00 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study suggests people who had certain kinds of dental X-rays in the past may be at an increased risk for meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor in the U.S. The findings cannot prove that radiation from the imaging caused the tumors, and the result...

  • Iran warns US and calls for investigation of chemical attack in Syria
    Iran_warns_us_and_calls_for_investigation_of_chemical_attack_in_syria 2017-04-08 17:22:02 UTC
    Tehran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that U.S. missile strikes risked escalating extremism in the region and called for an impartial probe of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. Washington accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the attack ...

  • Examining mechanisms behind gun rampages
    Guns 2012-04-13 22:52:32 UTC
    How can apparently normal young men become coldblooded murderers? In "The Amok Complex", the author Ines Geipel searches for answers. She examines five shocking examples and the mechanisms behind them. Almost ten years ago to the day, the inconceivable happened. In April 2002, a 19 year-old stor...

  • "Three Cups of Tea" author to pay $1 million to U.S. charity
    Britons_scrambling_to_get_german_citizenship_in_wake_of_brexit 2012-04-08 06:49:35 UTC
    MISSOULA, Montana (Reuters) - "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson has agreed to pay $1 million to compensate his Montana-based charity for using the non-profit to promote and buy copies of his books, a report from the state attorney general said on Thursday. The settlement between Morten...

  • In the United States of America, poverty is often a death sentence
    Bs 2016-06-07 04:28:05 UTC
    In the United States today, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, 47 million Americans are living in poverty. Almost 22 percent of American children are poor and we have the highest child poverty rate of almost any major country on earth. Let’s be clear. Living in poverty does...

  • Stunning Images of Ramadan From Around the Globe
    Stunning_images_of_ramadan_from_around_the_globe 2020-04-30 19:44:18 UTC
    <p>Ramadan is usually a time of togetherness, with Muslims filling mosques for hours of prayer and sharing large, lavish meals with friends and neighbors after days of dawn-to-dusk fasting.</p><p>But as Associated Press images show, the coronavirus has forced Muslims around the world &mdash; from...

  • How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?
    How_much_vitamin_d_should_i_take_ 2020-12-28 19:18:56 UTC
    How much vitamin D do you need to ensure strong, healthy bones? Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer. “It’s incredibly controversial,” says Neil Binkley, MD, a UW Health geriatrician and internationally recognized researcher who leads the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program. “The ex...

  • Pray For Manchester
    __pray_for_manchester 2017-05-23 17:07:23 UTC
    <i><h2>Please retweet: Parents go online to find their children after UK attack</h2> By Michael Holden and Jon Super | </i>MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in the search for their loved ones on Tuesday after a s...

  • Choose The Best Loan For Your Business
    Choose_the_best_loan_for_your_business 2020-12-05 23:49:52 UTC
    To help you find the right business loan, we researched and analyzed dozens of options. Here is a roundup of our 2021 best picks, followed by an explanation of how we chose them. • How to choose the best loan for your business? • What type of business loan is best for your business? • Wh...

  • White House, Pentagon Discussing Military Options Against Assad
    White_house__pentagon_discussing_military_options_against_assad 2017-04-06 22:24:10 UTC
    By Phil Stewart | WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and the White House are in detailed discussions on military options to respond to a poison gas attack in Syria that killed scores of civilians, and which Washington has blamed on the Syrian government, a U.S. official said on Thursday. Those opti...

  • Iranian Protesters: The Jeannie Is Out Of The Bottle
    Iranian_protesters-_the_jeannie_is_out_of_the_bottle 2018-01-02 07:21:13 UTC
    <blockquote><h3> Demonstrations in a number of Iranian cities have taken an unexpected turn. Initially instigated by the clerics, they've been taken over by secular forces predominantly opposed to the mullahs’ regime.</h3>Be careful, Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri had said. Anyone who st...

  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    Michael_flynn_pleads_guilty__wants_cooperating_in_russia_probe 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3> Flynn, w...

  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...

  • "Bomb-like device" Found In Central Oslo, Suspect Arrested
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2017-04-09 07:09:52 UTC
    Norwegian police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" found in central Oslo on Saturday, a suspect is being held in custody, and the security police has overtaken the conduct of the investigation, authorities said. A Reuters reporter described a loud bang shortly after the ar...

  • Rising Sea Levels Amid Hurricane Threats
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2017-08-29 07:31:02 UTC
    Lalo Ojeda has lived with hurricanes all his life. The Houston Chronicle reports he was 14 when Hurricane Carla inundated Galveston Island in 1961. He evacuated as Hurricane Rita barreled toward the coast in 2005, then rode out the devastating Hurricane Ike in his Galveston home in 2008. ...