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Spanish surgeons perform first double leg transplant

Spanish surgeons on Monday carried out the world’s first-ever double leg transplant, authorities in the eastern city of Valencia said. The operation lasted all night and was completed on Monday morning in the city’s La Fe hospital, the regional health authority said in a statement. “It is the first time…

Spanish surgeons perform first double leg transplant

MADRID — Spanish surgeons Monday performed the world’s first double-leg transplant on a man whose legs were amputated above the knee after an accident, officials said. Surgeons operated through the night on the man, who had faced life in a wheelchair because prosthetic limbs were unsuitable, said the health authority…

Palin says jury duty cut bus tour short

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said on Wednesday she was pausing her “One Nation” bus tour to answer the call of jury duty and denied media reports her much-hyped multi-state jaunt had been cut short. “The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes,” she said…

Obama visits violence-plagued El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR – President Barack Obama arrived in El Salvador Tuesday for the final leg of a Latin America tour he hopes will turn the page on troubled ties in the past and build a new era of partnership. The three-nation trip — which has been overshadowed by the Arab…

NY subway riders shed trousers, skirts, modesty

Hundreds of New York subway riders, unencumbered by skirts, trousers or modesty, took part in a spontaneous showing of leg despite sub-freezing temperatures. The 10th annual “No Pants Subway Ride” on Sunday saw hundreds of New York strap-hangers shed outer garments from the waist down, even as they wore seasonally-appropriate…

Cop protecting Obama shoots self in leg

A police officer assigned to guard President Barack Obama during his visit to India accidentally shot himself in the leg, news sources report. According to QMI Agency, the incident took place at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, where the president and First Lady Michelle Obama were staying. The hotel…

3 war vets, 1 good leg: Amputees climb Kilimanjaro

3 US war vets, 1 good leg: Afghan, Iraq, Vietnam vets summit Mt. Kilimanjaro on prosthetics The three veterans from three different wars had only one good leg among them. But that didn’t stop them from summiting Africa’s highest mountain. The three soldiers — veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam…

Drinking buddies set friend’s prosthetic leg on fire, ditch burned man by roadside

A 47-year-old man’s friends set his prosthetic leg on fire after he lost a drinking bet, causing him to suffer severe burns to his buttocks and lower back. Dona Ana County sheriff’s deputies found the man naked on the side of U.S. Route 70 with his prosthetic leg in flames.…

Flotilla set for final leg of Gaza blockade-busting bid

Masked naval commandos will intercept, Israel warns NICOSIA — Hundreds of activists on Friday braced for the final leg of their attempt to bust the Gaza Strip embargo, a bid Israel vowed to defeat as each side accused the other of violating international law. The Associated Press reports, “Israel on…

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