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Jared Lee Loughner will seek to change plea: judge

LOS ANGELES — The man who killed six people and injured 13 others, including former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in Tucson last year, will try to change his plea in an upcoming hearing, a judge said Monday. “If the Court finds the defendant competent, his counsel has requested a follow-on…

Pfizer, Johnson drop tests for new Alzheimer drug

NEW YORK — Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson said Monday they had given up tests of a new therapy to treat Alzheimer’s disease, saying the treatment did not measure up to expectations. The final, phase 3 trial of the intravenous bapineuzumab therapy did not meet targets for effectiveness in aiding…

Obama slams Romney as ‘Robin Hood in reverse’

STAMFORD, Connecticut — US President Barack Obama joked Monday that his election foe Mitt Romney’s tax plans would rob from the middle class to help the rich — “like Robin Hood in reverse.” Obama intensified his attacks on the Republican’s tax reform plans at a fundraising event in Connecticut, on…

Public smooching arrest prompts Mexico ‘kiss-in’

LEON, Mexico — Couples of all ages locked lips outside a church in the conservative central Mexico city of Leon to protest the arrest of a man for kissing his female companion. The “kiss-in” — held at noon on Sunday to coincide with mass — received applause from some parishioners…

Another Tibetan sets himself alight in China

BEIJING — A Tibetan man in southwest China set himself on fire Monday, the latest in a series of shocking protests against Chinese rule, an overseas human rights group said. The man set himself alight along the main street of Ngaba which sits on the Tibet plateau in a Tibetan-inhabited…

Obama backs ending Olympic ‘medal tax’

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday backed legislation designed to spare triumphant Olympic athletes a nasty surprise — a tax on medals they bring home from the London Games. President Barack Obama “supports that bill. If it were to get to his desk, he would support it,” said White…

Candid Marilyn Monroe photos go public in Poland

WARSAW — As fans worldwide mark 50 years since her untimely death, a collection of rare Marilyn Monroe photographs immortalising the American blonde bombshell went on display in Warsaw Monday. Poland’s State Treasury obtained the candid shots of Monroe by a friend. Milton Green, in a collection of nearly 4,000…

White House sidesteps raging Romney tax returns battle

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday refused to be drawn into a fierce row involving the top Senate Democrat Harry Reid, branded a “dirty liar” by Republicans for his accusations about Mitt Romney’s tax record. Senate Majority leader Reid claimed last week that a secret source had told him…

Cocaine use in Swiss cities among highest in Europe: report

GENEVA, Switzerland — Cocaine use in several Swiss cities is among the highest in Europe, researchers said on Monday. “The amounts of cocaine … were in the same range as those European cities with the highest consumption,” said Christoph Ort, from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology…

Secretary Clinton offers condolences to Indian government after Sikh temple shooting

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called her Indian counterpart Monday after a man attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin killing six people before being shot dead himself, a US official said. Clinton, who is on a visit to South Africa, spoke with Indian Foreign Minister S.M Krishna a day…

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