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15-year-old boy put on transplant list after allegedly rejected for his previous trouble with the law

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – A 15-year-old Atlanta boy went on the waiting list for a heart transplant two days after his family complained he was unfairly rejected because of past failure to take medicine and show up for doctor’s appointments, his family told a TV station on Tuesday.…

Samsung workers are given 32 seconds to assemble mobile phones

KOREAN ELECTRONICS GIANT Samsung faces a $108m (£70m) fine in Brazil over its treatment of workers, who allegedly are given just 32 seconds to assemble a phone. The BBC reports that prosecutors in Brazil are seeking damages from Samsung for conditions…  …

Russia visit of Snowden’s father to be kept ‘strictly secret’: report

The planned visit to Russia of the father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is to be kept strictly secret, with details of their meeting to be made public only after it has happened, a report said Wednesday. Snowden received asylum in Russia on August 1, enabling him to leave…

FIFA asks 2018 World Cup host Russia for clarity on anti-LGBT laws

Football’s world governing body FIFA on Wednesday said it had asked 2018 World Cup hosts Russia to explain in more detail its controversial new law banning “homosexual propaganda” after criticism from athletes and activists. “In the context of the adoption of the federal law ‘on prohibition of propaganda of non-traditional…

UPS cargo plane crashes in Birmingham, Alabama: FAA

(Reuters) – A large UPS cargo plane crashed early Wednesday morning near the airport in Birmingham, Alabama, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The United Parcel Service Inc flight 1354, en route from Louisville, Kentucky, to Birmingham, crashed on approach about 6 a.m., according to the FAA. The plane was identified…

Gunman and hostage killed in Louisiana bank standoff

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – A U.S. police SWAT team stormed a rural Louisiana bank early on Wednesday, killing a gunman after he shot two hostages, one of whom later died. In a dramatic end to a 12-hour standoff, State Police spokesman Albert Paxton said officers entered the…

School boards searching for Obamacare loopholes to avoid paying some staff health care benefits

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hit by years of budget cuts, some U.S. public school boards are looking to avoid providing health benefits to substitute teachers and supporting staff under President Barack Obama’s reform law, education officials say. According to the law, employers will have to offer health coverage…

Egypt’s government urges Morsi supporters to ‘listen to reason’

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Egyptian government urged supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi to “listen to the voice of reason” and halt violence on Wednesday, praising the security forces for showing self restraint while breaking up their protest camps in Cairo. In a statement, the government said it would press…

Why is the @NSACareers Twitter account following a Pittsburgh car dealership?

The hiring team for the NSA doesn’t have it easy these days. Their advance scouts got absolutely slammed by some college students during a meet-and-greet at a Wisconsin university. And just recently, the agency cut a ton of potential Snowdens loose…  …

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison believes Apple is doomed without Steve Jobs

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison thinks that Apple will collapse without Steve Jobs at the helm. In a televised interview with CBS News, scheduled to air August 13, Ellison called the deceased Jobs “brilliant” and compared him to iconic creators such as…  …

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