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Man charged over shooting at Family Research Council

WASHINGTON — A gay rights activist was formally charged Wednesday with shooting and trying to kill a security guard at the Washington headquarters of a Christian lobby group, justice officials said in a statement. Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, was indicted by a grand jury on federal and Washington (District…

Federal Reserve leaning toward more stimulus

WASHINGTON — Policy makers at the US Federal Reserve are leaning toward more stimulus action “fairly soon” unless economic data turns around, minutes from their meeting three weeks ago showed Wednesday. The minutes revealed most members of the Federal Open Market Committee were concerned about slowing growth and the vulnerability…

Job stress doubles diabetes risk in women

Work stress doubles the risk of developing diabetes for women who have little or no control over what they do on the job, according to a new Canadian study. The same is not true for men. “Men and women react differently to workplace stress,” Peter Smith, lead author of the…

Spain sees record tourism spike fueled by German tourists

Holidaymakers headed to recession-hit Spain in record numbers in July, official data showed Wednesday, propelled in particular by a boom in the number of German tourists. Foreign tourist numbers surged by 328,000, or 4.4 percent, from last year to an unprecedented 7.7 million in July, said a tourism survey released by the…

Farmworker who killed white supremacist in South Africa given life sentence

A black farmworker was jailed for life Wednesday for killing South African white supremacist Eugene Terre’Blanche, two years after the murder sparked fears of violence that never materialised. Chris Mahlangu was convicted of bludgeoning Terre’Blanche to death in April 2010 on the rightwing extremist’s rural farm, where he had long faded from…

CBO: Plans to slash deficit will send U.S. into double-dip recession

The US Congress’s budget analysts said Wednesday that current plans designed to slash the budget deficit after January 1 will plunge the country into recession and push up joblessness. The Congressional Budget Office said the poison-pill political deal on the budget last year — sharp cuts to spending and tax increases that will hit…

Cape Town residents told to look for renegade hippo

Residents in South Africa’s city of Cape Town have been asked to keep a look-out for a renagade young hippopotamus which is popping up in gardens and roads after moving into a suburban lake. City officials are hoping the two-year-old calf will return back to its pod after appearing in an unfenced reserve following…

Berlin panda dies at age 34

The oldest male panda bear in the world, a gift from China to former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, died Wednesday aged 34 in Berlin, its zoo said. Bao Bao, the last remaining panda in Germany, was a present from then Chinese communist leader Hua Guofeng to Schmidt during a state visit in November 1980. The…

Study: Risk of genetic abnormalities in babies rises as father’s age increases

Do older fathers doom their children to genetic disease? This is the question raised by a new study that says older men produce moregene mutations in the children they sire, boosting their risk ofschizophrenia and autism and possibly other diseases. A father’s age is by far the biggest factor determining the rate of…

Nearly half of Swedes think cancer is contagious

Nearly half of Swedes aged between 16 and 20 think cancer is a contagious disease, according to a study by a Swedish charity supporting young patients published Wednesday. Ung Cancer found that 44 percent of young people thought that leukaemia could be transmitted via contact with someone’s blood. “We didn’t think their knowledge would be…

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