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Nation awaits word on latest bid to plug oil leak

May 27th, 2010 10:52 am by Associated Press

ROBERT, La. BP hopes to know by Thursday afternoon whether its latest attempt to plug a blown-out undersea well with heavy mud may finally slow the oil that's been gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC was pumping heavy mud into the leaking well off Lo

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All browsers vulnerable to new phishing tactic

May 27th, 2010 5:22 am by Staff Report

The Guardian is reporting that a a sly new attack tactic dubbed "tabnapping" that can dupe users into giving up passwords by secretly changing already-open browser tabs. All of the major browsers on Windows and Mac OS X are vulnerable to the attack. Aza R

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Studies show link between tanning beds, deadly skin cancer grows stronger

May 27th, 2010 4:37 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that strong evidence now links tanning beds to melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer that afflicts nearly 69,000 Americans a year.People who have ever used tanning machines were 74% more likely to develop melanoma than others, acco

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Chattanooga, Nashville may be stops on high-speed rail line

May 27th, 2010 4:26 am by Michael Collins

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's administration is committed to developing high-speed passenger rail service across the country and suggested he would like to see one of the lines run throu

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Tenn. bars may higher fees if they don't sell more food

May 27th, 2010 4:22 am by Tom Humphrey

NASHVILLE Advancing legislation would revise a state law that currently requires establishments to sell more food than alcohol to get a liquor-by-the-drink license, ending what one sponsor calls a long-standing 'wink-and-nod situation.''This is trying to

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