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Lung cancer worsening threat for European women: study

Cancer rates in Europe are generally falling, but lung cancer is poised to overtake breast cancer as the disease’s biggest killer of women, a study published on Wednesday said. In 2013, about 1.31 million people — some 737,000 men and 576,000 women — will die of cancer in the 27-nation…

Obama signs executive order to defend U.S. infrastructure from cyberattacks

Warning that cyberattacks pose a danger to US security, President Barack Obama signed an executive order designed to better protect critical infrastructure from computer hackers. Obama, in his annual State of the Union speech to a joint session of the US Congress, said the United States is facing a “rapidly…

Japanese tourists killed in Guam stabbing spree

At least two Japanese tourists were killed and 11 wounded when a knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree outside a resort in the Pacific island nation of Guam, officials said Wednesday. The attack occurred late Tuesday when the man drove his car up a pavement near the Outrigger Guam…

Sen. Rand Paul lambasts government spending in tea party response to State of the Union

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s tea party response to President Obama’s State of the Union primarily focused on criticizing the president and Washington in general on the debt and deficit, arguing at one point that the sequester — which the Congressional Budget Office said would halve economic growth in 2013 —…

Obama calls for minimum wage increase, gun control vote in State of the Union

President Obama addressed a wide range of issues during his State of the Union on Tuesday, including immigration, the minimum wage, gun control — and fatherhood. On immigration, a topic which has gained much traction since the November election — in which over two thirds of Hispanic voters chose Obama…

Third gay man strangled to death in NYC stokes fears in LGBT community

Three gay men, all middle aged, have been found strangled to death in New York City since Jan. 26, stoking fears in the LGBT community, reported the New York Daily News. Authorities say the deaths do not seem to be connected but are instructing people to be careful when meeting…

Tennessee Senate works to loosen gun restrictions with passage of ‘guns-in-trunks’ bill

While New York recently passed some of the strictest gun control measures in the country, states like Tennessee are focusing on relaxing restrictions on carrying firearms. Tennessee’s state Senate passed a “guns-in-trunks” bill on Tuesday, which would allow employees to keeps firearms in their cars while at work, reported The…

Yahoo! chief Mayer wants Microsoft’s Bing to take marketshare from Google Search

Google veteran turned Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer wants Microsoft to deliver when it comes to wresting market share from the Internet company she was part of for more than a decade. During a talk at a financial analysts conference on Tuesday, Mayer spoke of “nice gains” in revenue from Bing-powered…

Hagel defense nomination passes key Senate panel

A divided Senate panel approved Chuck Hagel on Tuesday to be the next US secretary of defense, a key step in a process that could see the controversial nominee confirmed as early as this week. The Senate Armed Services Committee split along party lines to vote 14 to 11, with…

Officials able to eavesdrop on private conversations between 9/11 suspects and their lawyers in court: expert witness

The United States was capable of eavesdropping on what were thought to be private conversations in court between the suspected plotters of 9/11 and their lawyers, a witness testified Tuesday. Maurice Elkins, director of courtroom technology at the US Navy base at Guantanamo Bay on the southeastern tip of Cuba,…

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