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IG: Delays at Phoenix VA didn't cause deaths

IG: Delays at Phoenix VA didn't cause deaths

WASHINGTON — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

GENEVA — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday.

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Cause of New Mexico nuclear-waste accident remains a mystery

Cause of New Mexico nuclear-waste accident remains a mystery

A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam.

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Burger King may move HQ to Canada

Burger King may move HQ to Canada

Burger chain is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons

August 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

More hotels are imposing surcharges on guests, even for items they never use

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2 die while working inside a Scottsdale sewer

2 die while working inside a Scottsdale sewer

Officials: Men apparently overcome by toxic fumes.

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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while …

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Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what went wrong at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant where a mortar round exploded Monday, killing two people.

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Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last-ditch effort to help smokers quit.

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For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

WASHINGTON — Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to track the movements of almost anybody who carries a cellphone, whether the person is blocks away or on another continent.

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last-ditch effort to help smokers quit.

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Strong California quake shakes wine country

Strong California quake shakes wine country

NAPA, Calif. — The San Francisco Bay Area’s strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California’s wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region’s famed wineries and historic buildings, and sending more than 120 people to hospitals.

August 24, 2014 5:59 pm Photos

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Are America’s police over-militarized and under-accountable?

Are America’s police over-militarized and under-accountable?

Authors discuss law enforcement's role in the Ferguson, Missouri, situation.

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Skimmings

Skimmings

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan accelerated the transformation of mercenaries from covert to indispensable.

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It is worth it to chop your own burgers

I am going to tell you how to make the best burger.

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

The Obama administration announced new measures to allow some companies to opt out of paying for birth control.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Costa Rica angered by Swedish comedy show

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show.

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No rush to a new credit score

No rush to a new credit score

WASHINGTON — You may have noticed the big media splash recently when Fair Isaac, developer of the iconic FICO credit score, announced the debut of a new score version that no longer would penalize consumers who have medical debt-collection issues in their credit files.

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

New American research hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

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