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Sandusky case triggers jump in U.S. abuse calls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Child molestation charges against a former Penn State football coach have sparked an unprecedented awareness of sexual abuse marked by a sharp upturn in calls to abuse hotlines and lawyers, attorneys and counselors said on Wednesday. More allegations of sexual abuse and a growing number of lawsuits…

Chinese scientist gets 7 years for stealing corporate secrets

A Chinese scientist was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for stealing trade secrets of major US agribusiness firms to benefit China. Huang Kexue, 46, stole secrets on organic insecticides from Dow AgroSciences, where he worked from 2003-2008, and handed them over to research students at or linked…

Closing arguments set in Bradley Manning trial

Closing arguments are to be heard Thursday to decide whether a US soldier accused of a colossal intelligence breach should face a court-martial that could send him to prison for life. During six days of testimony, prosecutors portrayed US Army Private Bradley Manning as a skilled intelligence analyst who betrayed…

Obama presses Boehner to compromise on tax deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a bid to end a worsening standoff over extending a tax break for Americans, President Barack Obama called on Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday to pass a short-term extension and return to talks on a year-long deal in the New Year. While…

Religious watchdog condemns bill allowing church politicking

Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) has introduced legislation to the U.S House that would allow churches to endorse political candidates without losing their tax exempt status, raising the ire of at least one watchdog group. H.R. 3600 would repeal the Johnson amendment in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,…

White House hopeful Perry rips Obama on pipeline

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Texas Governor and Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry on Wednesday denounced President Barack Obama for delaying the approval of a controversial US-Canada pipeline. “This president is driven by his environmental left-leaning base that’s putting pressure on him,” Perry told roughly 100 people at a campaign…

Medical marijuana advocates launch free iPhone app

The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) teamed up with the developers iWeed to launch a free iPhone app on Wednesday that allows users to sign up for raid alerts and activist phone trees, among other things. By releasing the ASA Advocate App, the group is hoping…

New U.S. anti-pollution standards draw industry fire

WASHINGTON — US health campaigners Wednesday hailed the announcement of new anti-pollution standards for American manufacturers, but industry leaders condemned the rules for being costly and overly aggressive. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the first national standards to control power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution…

Ron Paul assails ‘perpetual war’

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Republican White House hopeful Ron Paul, courting Iowa voters who are key to his campaign, called Wednesday for a “minding our own business” US foreign policy and an end to “perpetual war.” “No more wars unless you declare them, and fight them, and win them, and…

Santorum: Christian leaders ‘really worried’ about Romney or Paul win

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum revealed Wednesday that Bob Vander Plaats, the head of anti-gay Christian group The Family Leader, and other conservative leaders had asked either him, Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry to drop out because they were “really worried that Mitt Romney or Ron Paul’s going to win.”…

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