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U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

Monday, 27 July 2015 17:57 Written by
NEW YORK The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. At least seven civilians and military members who worked on detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Defense Department’s Office…
Texas toddler dies after father leaves her strapped in hot SUV: police
Monday, 27 July 2015 17:23 Written by
DALLAS A Texas father whose 2-year-old daughter died after she was left strapped in the back of an SUV as temperatures soared to 98 degrees Fahrenheit was arrested on Monday and charged with child abandonment, police said. Hamuda Raufu, 40, said he dropped off his wife at home on July 17 after a day at Fair Park and assumed all five children had unbuckled their seat belts and exited the vehicle with her, Dallas police…
Pennsylvania officials brace for crowds attending papal visit
Monday, 27 July 2015 16:59 Written by
HARRISBURG, Pa. With some 1.5 million people expected to descend on the Philadelphia area for a two-day visit by Pope Francis in September, one local suburban police chief said on Monday he will declare a state of emergency to maintain public safety. A state of emergency will allow officials in Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, to require police to work overtime and allow the locale to seek federal reimbursement of expenses, said Chief of Police Joe Bartorilla.…
Obama meets Lucy, an ancient 'ancestor,' in Ethiopia
Monday, 27 July 2015 16:59 Written by
ADDIS ABABA Barack Obama came to Africa partially to connect with the continent of his forefathers. On Monday, he met an ancestor of an altogether different kind: "Lucy," the 3.2 million-year-old partial skeleton of a hominid discovered in Ethiopia. "That's amazing," the U.S. president said of the bones, which were brought specially for him to view from a museum to the National Palace, where he was attending a state dinner. Obama is on a two-country…
Toyota's Scion aims to double U.S. sales by 2017
Monday, 27 July 2015 16:39 Written by
DETROIT The youth-oriented Scion brand will double U.S. sales to above 100,000 by 2017 on the strength of three new offerings, two of which go on sale in September, the head of the 12-year-old Toyota Motor Corp brand said. In the first half of this year, Scion's U.S. sales were down 19 percent at nearly 25,000. But Doug Murtha, the brand head, said Scion, helped by the two model launches, should end this year near…
Body parts found near Connecticut station came from homeless man
Monday, 27 July 2015 16:30 Written by
NEW HAVEN, Conn. Connecticut authorities on Monday said at least some of the body parts found near a New Haven train station earlier this month belong to a homeless man with a criminal history. The victim, Ray Roberson, 54, was identified through DNA tests by the Chief State Medical Examiner, according to police. He is believed to have been murdered. Dismembered legs and arms were found near the downtown train station on July 15, triggering…
Ohio woman arrested for locking out daughter in 90-degree heat: police
Monday, 27 July 2015 16:30 Written by
A Cincinnati area woman was arrested for kicking out her mentally handicapped 11-year-old daughter and refusing to let her back inside despite the summertime heat, police said on Monday. Forest Park police found the crying girl outside her mother's house in the northern Cincinnati suburb on Sunday afternoon, Sergeant David DeSalvo said. The child was dressed in long-legged fleece pajama pants and snow boots as outside temperatures reached 90 degrees. The mother, Catrina Fant, "was…
Rates on US Treasury Bills Rise to Highest Point This Year
Monday, 27 July 2015 16:19 Written by
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to the highest levels this year. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.050 percent, up from 0.030 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.145 percent, up from 0.135 percent last week. The three-month rate was the highest since three-month bills averaged 0.055 percent on Dec. 22.
Plunge in Chinese Shares Helps Send Global Markets Lower
Monday, 27 July 2015 16:19 Written by
Stocks were solidly lower in early trading Monday, following a steep sell-off in China and other global markets. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 147 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,420 as of 10:04 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 13 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,066 and the Nasdaq composite lost 40 points, or 0.8 percent, to 5,047. The main focus for investors was the precipitous 8.5 percentage point
Planned Parenthood investigating claims of website hack
Monday, 27 July 2015 15:53 Written by
WASHINGTON Planned Parenthood said on Monday it is looking into reports that the women's healthcare provider's website was hacked by anti-abortion activists as it faces criticism for its use of aborted fetal tissue. The nonprofit group has come under scrutiny since the release of two secretly recorded videos earlier this month showing its officials discussing ways to perform abortions to preserve fetal tissue for research, as well as the costs involved. The Daily Dot, an…

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