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Great white sightings spawn shark attack fears

At least two great white sharks have been sighted not far from where the terrifying shark attack film “Jaws” was filmed off the US East Coast. While the news led to a precautionary notice from one local official, some tourists are travelling to the area in the hope of seeing…

Relief in sight as killer heat scorches U.S.

A scorching heat wave searing the United States was expected to ease soon, weather officials said Saturday, heralding relief from record highs blamed for deaths and drought-like conditions. Across the country, about 23 deaths are tied to the heat wave, one of the longest and hottest on record, according to…

Researchers identify protein that may keep flu away

SDSU researchers identify protein that may keep flu away (via The Bay Citizen) It works by boosting immune system instead of just targeting virus By Susanne Rust on July 6, 2012 – 2:01 p.m. PDT Researchers have identified a protein that may prevent the flu from making people ill. The…

UN rights body to probe Israel settlements

The UN Human Rights Council has set up a panel to probe Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, a move that further irked Israel which said it will bar its access to the sites of inquiry. Israel severed contacts with the council in March after the 47-member body announced…

Libor rate-fixing scandal spotlight now on Citi, JPMorgan

NEW YORK — The harsh light of the Libor rate-fixing scandal has crossed the Atlantic, with both Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase saying regulators and investigators have requested information from them in a so-far preliminary probe of the case. Share prices for both — as well as Bank of America, which…

And the gold medallist in pigeon killing is …

Live pigeon shooting, pistol duelling and club swinging won’t feature at the London Olympics, but there was a time when they were all medal events. Live pigeon shooting featured for the first — and only — time at the Paris Olympics in 1900 where around 300 birds were killed. Belgium’s…

Bankrupt California city provides cautionary tale

A California city which was once a thriving Gold Rush town has become a cautionary tale about financial excess and the still-struggling US economy — by going bankrupt. In the 19th century Stockton, which lies two hours east of San Francisco, was a destination for optimistic miners looking to strike…

U.S. designates Afghanistan as major ally: Clinton

KABUL (AFP) – The United States has designated Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the war-torn country special privileges as the US prepares to pull its troops out in 2014, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday. Clinton announced the move, which provides a long-term framework for security and…

Obama calls for rebuilding U.S. economy

US President Barack Obama said Saturday the United States needed to do more than just reclaim jobs lost to the recession, as he called for rebuilding the economy to make it secure for future generations. “Our mission isn’t just to put people back to work – it’s to rebuild an…

Cafe owner dies hours after serving Obama breakfast

AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio woman collapsed and died hours after serving US President Barack Obama breakfast at her restaurant on Friday. Josephine Ann Harris, the 70-year-old owner of the “Ann’s Place” diner in Akron, complained of fatigue and a tingling feeling after Obama left the premises and was rushed…

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