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Arizona court lifts injunction on abortion law

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona appeals court, in a victory for abortion opponents, tossed out an injunction on Thursday that blocked key parts of a 2009 Arizona abortion law from taking effect. A three-member panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court judge was wrong in…

Chest pain severity not a heart attack indicator

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A high degree of pain does not make it any more likely that someone coming into the emergency room with chest pains is having a heart attack, researchers found in a study of more than 3,000 patients. The most severe chest pain was not a…

SEC investigating S&P’s downgrade of U.S. debt: report

(Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) to disclose which employees knew of its decision to downgrade U.S. debt before it was announced last week, the Financial Times said, citing people familiar with the matter. SEC’s move is part of…

U.S. mobster’s girlfriend indicted

BOSTON, Massachusetts — The girlfriend of a feared Boston gangster captured after 16 years on the run from multiple murder charges was herself indicted Thursday on a charge of conspiracy to shelter the fugitive. Catherine Greig, 60, was indicted by a federal grand jury and faces up to five years…

Obama mines for millions with stars in New York

NEW YORK — US President Barack Obama has shrugged off his political woes and swept into New York City for a star-studded fundraising blitz which could net his 2012 reelection bid $2.3 million. The president, trying to bounce back from the worst week of his crisis-hit White House term so…

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: We need Obama to be FDR

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) appeared Thursday night on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, guest hosted by David Shuster, to discuss job creation in the United States. Kucinich said America needed President Barack Obama “to be FDR.” “We need him to come forward and say, ‘I see the great misery…

Rep. Steve King blasts Rick Perry for ‘stepping on’ Ames Straw Poll

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa took issue with Texas Gov. Rick Perry “strategic” decision to announce his presidency on the same day as the Ames Straw Poll, wondering if the governor thinks Iowans are “a bunch of country bumpkins?” “Rick Perry has strategically decided he’s going to try to…

Fox News host booed at Republican presidential debate

It may not be clear which candidate won the Republican presidential candidate in Iowa Thursday, but Fox News host Chris Wallace might be the obvious loser. Wallace found himself being booed by a crowd that didn’t appreciate the relatively tough questions he posed to Newt Gingrich. “Speaker Gingrich, one of…

Oklahoma lawmaker wants drug testing for welfare recipients

Following similar legislation passed in Florida and Missouri, Republican Rep. Guy Liebmann of Oklahoma City has announced he will introduced a bill in 2012 that would require drug testing for anyone seeking temporary government assistance. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) both signed legislation this…

WATCH LIVE: Republican presidential debate

Eight Republican presidential candidates debate in Iowa. Watch this live video from Fox News, broadcast Aug. 11, 2011.…

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