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Coroner: San Francisco crash victim might have been run over by fire truck

A fire truck may be responsible for the death of one of two teenage girls killed during Saturday’s airliner crash at San Francisco International Airport, KNTV-TV reported on Sunday. San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault told the station his office should complete autopsies on the two victims by Monday night.…

Advanced economies recovering while emerging ones are slowing: data

Advanced economies are on the move again but growth in big emerging economies looks like stabilising or slowing down, the OECD said on Monday. The data for the United States and Japan “continue to point to economic growth firming”, the OECD said in its monthly report of leading indicators or…

‘Simplified’ IVF procedure could cost just $256

A simplified lab can slash the cost of in-vitro fertilisation treatment to around 200 euros ($256), offering hope to millions of infertile couples in the developing world, a conference heard on Monday. The cost would be just 10 to 15 percent of western-style IVF programmes, according to the Belgian team…

Watch live: Zimmerman trial for the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman faces charges of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Editor’s note: This is a live feed of a criminal trial and may contain graphic imagery and language that could offend some viewers. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on July 8.…

Southern Baptist official: Evangelicals are a ‘minority’ and seem ‘freakish’ to society

Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore on Monday said that evangelicals needed to realize that they were the minority and may seem “freakish” to the rest of the country. In an interview on C-SPAN, Moore said he was disappointed by recent Supreme Court decisions supporting same…

Three-fourths of part-time workers are trapped with no hope of promotion

Research shows that more than 75% of workers who opt for shorter working hours are unable to progress within their firm More than three quarters of part-time workers feel trapped in their jobs and unable to get promoted or find another flexible role that fits their skills, according to research.…

Chicago sees stunning 72 shootings over Fourth of July weekend

The Fourth of July weekend was an especially bloody time in Chicago this year, where 72 people were shot over the course of just four days according to local media. Of that 72, NBC Chicago reported that 12 men were killed. A 5-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy were also…

London mayor in hot water over suggesting women go to university to find husbands

Mayor is accused of casual sexism over remark at forum with Malaysian prime minister The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has been accused of casual sexism after joking that the increase in the number of women attending university in Malaysia was down to their desire to find a husband. Johnson, no…

Former Gov. Spitzer could face ‘Manhattan Madam’ in NYC comptroller election

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) could encounter at least one familiar face if he campaigns for New York City’s comptroller’s office — the woman who set him up with escorts, precipitating his resignation from office in 2008. Spitzer, who announced his candidacy Sunday night, told WCBS-TV Monday morning…

Last month’s floods in Europe to cost insurers up to $4.5 billion

The devastating floods that hit central and Eastern Europe last month caused up to $4.5 billion (3.5 billion euros) in losses for the insurance industry, Swiss re-insurance group Swiss Re said Monday. “The total losses for the insurance industry are estimated between $3.5 and $4.5 billion,” the company said in…

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