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U.S. authorities urge widespread Hepatitis C testing in baby boomers

US authorities on Tuesday urged all adults born between 1945 and 1965 to get tested for hepatitis C, saying millions of Americans are unaware that they are infected with the liver disease. The so-called baby boom generation accounts for three out of four people with hepatitis C, according to Albert…

Sen. Rubio says he’s ‘satisfied’ with immigration reform bill

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Marco Rubio, shifting his tone on the U.S. immigration bill he helped to write, said on Tuesday he is now fully satisfied that the measure will do what it takes to secure the southern border with Mexico. Rubio, a potential presidential contender…

Singer Chris Brown charged with hit-and-run

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R&B singer Chris Brown, on probation for punching and beating his former girlfriend, was charged on Tuesday with a hit-and-run and driving without a valid license in connection with a May 21 traffic accident in Los Angeles. Brown, 24, allegedly rear-ended another car and faces up…

Israeli security guard shoots Jewish man dead after ‘verbal confrontation’

An Israeli security guard who shot dead a Jewish man at Jerusalem’s Western Wall is suspected of murdering him after “a verbal confrontation”, a court protocol revealed on Tuesday. The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court also allowed to publish the name of the suspect of the Friday shooting — Hadi Qabalan, a…

Environmental groups criticize Obama’s plan as ‘modest’

Environmental groups on Tuesday said US President Barack Obama’s plan to combat climate change is long overdue but will not be enough to reverse a global problem that is outpacing the solutions. Some experts warned it will be an uphill battle to implement the policies Obama announced, using his executive…

Taliban gunmen attack Afghan presidential palace and CIA facility

KABUL — Taliban gunmen and bombers using fake NATO identification attacked an entrance to the Afghan presidential palace in the heart of Kabul on Tuesday, just a week after insurgent leaders opened an office in Qatar for peace talks. A nearby building known to house a CIA base also came…

Philip Morris blasts Thai regulations on cigarette packs

Tobacco giant Philip Morris and hundreds of Thai retailers vowed Tuesday to sue the kingdom’s health authorities over new rules introducing bigger and more prominent anti-smoking warnings on cigarette packets. The Tobacco firm, which makes the Marlboro brand, says the industry was not consulted before an April decision by Thailand’s…

Supreme Court rules in favor of Florida property owner over denied development permit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a victory for advocates of private property rights, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said a Florida property owner may be owed compensation from a government agency that declined to award him a development permit for his land. In a 5-4 ruling with the court’s five…

Three people detained after ambush on LAPD detectives

(Reuters) – Two undercover Los Angeles police detectives were wounded early Tuesday after a suspect suddenly opened fire on their vehicle near their station, police officials said. The vehicle was struck several times, and the officers returned fire, said Officer Bruce Borihanh. The suspect fled on foot, he added. They…

Men’s Warehouse fired founder after he tried to retake control of company

(Reuters) – Men’s Wearhouse Inc <MW.N> said it fired founder and Executive Chairman George Zimmer after he pushed to take the company private and effectively demanded to be reinstated as the sole decision maker at the clothing chain. Zimmer opposed a potential sale of the retailer’s K&G fashion chain and…

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