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Japan reports progress at Fukushima plant

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan saw some success in its race to avert disaster at a tsunami-damaged power plant, though minor radiation leaks underlined perils from the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl 25 years ago. Three hundred engineers have been battling inside a danger zone to salvage the six-reactor Fukushima…

LA museum unearths ice-age mammoth skull

LOS ANGELES — Excited archeologists in California are rubbing their hands: after three years’ back-breaking work they are finally, painstakingly revealing the face of Zed, the ice age mammoth. Zed is the prize find in a fossil treasure trove unexpectedly unearthed at a Los Angeles building site in 2006, when…

Obama: ‘the promise that we made to the American people has been kept’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama sought to energize Democratic loyalists on Wednesday in a speech laying out themes of his coming 2012 re-election bid, saying he has met many of his promises “but we aren’t finished.” He gave an early version of his 2012 stump speech to a crowd…

NFL lockout looms as union talks break down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The NFL was on the verge of its first work stoppage in almost a quarter of a century when negotiations over a new labor deal collapsed on Friday. The last real hope for a quick end to the dispute ended when the union representing the players (NFLPA)…

Democratic Senator Jeff Bingaman to retire

WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico announced Friday he will not seek another term in 2012. “It’s obviously not easy to make the decision to leave the Senate,” Bingaman said at a press conference. “There’s obviously important work to be done… But that will undoubtedly be true…

Activists on Facebook need protection: senator

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Facebook has become an important tool for democracy and human rights activists and it needs to do more to protect them, including allowing the use of pseudonyms, a US senator said Thursday. “Recent events in Egypt and Tunisia have again highlighted the significant costs and benefits of…

Unemployed US war veterans reaches new record high, labor report says

WASHINGTON – More than 15 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were unemployed in January, far higher than the national jobless rate and the highest since the government began collecting data on veterans in 2005, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday. That rate could go even higher…

Worker burnout warnings spread across World Economic Forum

Anti-depression drug sales up in Germany DAVOS, Switzerland – After a brutal four days of world leaders’ speeches, schmoozing and wild parties, exhausted global delegates at the World Economic Forum were warned of the growing dangers of burnout for society. Economic turmoil, round-the-clock communication and constant social pressure to succeed…

Is WikiLeaks leaking? Norwegian paper scoops Assange

OSLO — As if there isn’t enough intrigue around Wikileaks and its enigmatic founder, a Norwegian daily that laid hands on the same US classified documents says it has infuriated Julian Assange by playing his own game. Since last December, the daily Aftenposten, the Nordic country’s paper of reference, has…

Obama urges Americans to stay united after AZ shooting

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday to maintain the “spirit of common cause” that arose from grieving over the Arizona shootings and use it to solve the nation’s problems. Legislative work in Washington came to a halt this week while lawmakers and citizens from both parties mourned the victims of a…

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