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Iranians Hit With More Travel Restrictions By US And Britain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has imposed new sanctions on Iran by announcing visa restrictions of Iranian government officials, military leaders and law enforcement officers. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the travel ban on senior officials reflects a coordinated effort by the U.S. and Britain. She says Canada will take similar action. […]

July 8, 2011

1 Dead, 14 Injured After Dutch Stadium Collapses

ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AP) — The roof of a Dutch sports stadium partially collapsed during off-season construction work Thursday, killing one person and leaving 10 others hospitalized, some with severe injuries, a local mayor said. In all, 14 people were injured when the roof at the southern end of the FC Twente stadium collapsed around midday, […]

July 7, 2011

Canada Ends Combat Mission in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Canada formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on Thursday after years of being on the front lines of the fight against Taliban insurgents in the south. The withdrawal of 2,850 Canadian combat troops comes at a time the Taliban continue to show their resilience, peace talks are in their infancy […]

July 7, 2011

Government Suspects Terrorists Looking To Implant Bombs in Humans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is warning airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks. There is no intelligence pointing to a specific plot, but the U.S. has shared this information with executives at domestic and international carriers. The Transportation Security Administration says that people traveling to […]

July 6, 2011

Warning: This Magazine Cover Can Be Dangerous To Your Health

The American Medical Association recently voted to push advertising agencies and advocacy groups to draft guidelines that discourage the use of photo retouching in teen-oriented publications. “The appearance of advertisements with extremely altered models can create unrealistic expectations of appropriate body image,” AMA Board Member Barbara L. McAneny said. “In one image, a model’s waist […]

June 29, 2011

Cuomo’s Approval Rating Soars Over Other Governors

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is riding high over other governors with an approval rate of 64 percent among New York voters according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Cuomo’s approval rating is the highest since Governor George Pataki’s rating reached 66 percent in 2002. Cuomo was also highest among top governors surveyed by Quinnipiac, including […]

June 29, 2011

Obama’s Approval Rating on Economy Reaches New Low

With only 37 percent of registered voters approving his handling of the economy — his lowest numbers yet — according to a McClatchy Newspapers-Marist poll, President Barack Obama is in an uncertain position coming into the 2012 election season. Overall, 45 percent of voters approve of his job performance, and 47 percent disapprove; these numbers […]

June 28, 2011

Florida Governor Dismisses Teachers Union’s Class Action Suit

Florida Governor Rick Scott said the three percent pay cut for teachers in the state does not violate any contractual obligations and called it “the right thing to do for the state,” dismissing a class action lawsuit filed today by the Florida Education Association. The three percent pay cut would help pay for teachers’ pension […]

June 20, 2011