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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Almost half of Americans believe one medical conspiracy theory, says study

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:25pm by NYT

    ... and autism, or HIV and the CIA? Is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) covering up a cure for cancer? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical ... and the Rockefeller Foundation to shrink the world's population. While 42 per cent disagreed, 46 per cent stayed on the fence. Just over half of Americans rejected outright a widely circulated theory ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing industry shows signs of warming up after brutal winter

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... sales of new homes have flattened after rising in the second half of last year. Also, mortgage applications may be up- but they are rising from the lowest levels in 18 years. And what rebound ... believing interest rates could easily pop back up to 7 per cent or more. A 30-year mortgage rate is currently at 4.56 per cent. Las Vegas home prices fell by more than half during the housing bust. ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California braces after series of earthquakes his Los Angeles

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:32pm by AFP

    ... to half a minute, rather than a sharp jolt. Tom Connolly, a Boeing employee who lives in La Mirada, the next town to La Habra, said the quake lasted about 30 seconds. "We felt a really good ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Seattle police reveal previously unseen photos of Kurt Cobain suicide scene

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... The images released late on Thursday were from that discovery. One shows a box containing a spoon and what look like needles on the floor next to half a cigarette and sunglasses. The other showed ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    San Francisco construction site fire may have been sparked by welders

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Francisco San Francisco fire investigators were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a huge blaze that tore through an apartment building construction site, threatening nearby buildings, prompting evacuations and forcing officials to call in about half the city's on-duty firefighters to prevent its spread. As fire crews doused hotspots ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by NYT

    ... Two and a half weeks later she went to sell her plasma again. That time she tested positive. The two women said they had unprotected sex, shared sex toys, and had sex when one of them ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Couple die 11 hours apart after 66-year marriage

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... at the farmhouse where the couple had lived, where a flag was flown at half-mast. "It is really just a love story," said Carol Romie, another daughter. "They were so committed and loyal ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Philip Seymour Hoffman died from drug cocktail, says medical examiner

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:06am by AP

    ... and a muscle relaxant. More than half of overdose deaths in the US involve a mix of drugs, said Dr Len Paulozzi, a medical epidemiologist with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. At least ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    'Detrimental' statement by Boston Marathon bomb suspect claimed

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:06am by AP

    ... They noted that more than half of the 30 federal charges carry a possible death sentence. ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mystery of fate of the submarine Hunley closer to being resolved

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:03pm by AP

    ... is raised from a barge by a crane at the former Charleston Naval Base in North Charleston, South Carolina back in August 2000. A century and a half after the American Civil War- and nearly a decade and a half after the sub was raised- just why the Hunley and its eight-man crew never returned from its mission is a mystery, albeit one that scientists may be closer to resolving. Monday marked ...




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