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Gonorrhea joins list of 'superbugs'; old drug therapy ineffective

April 12th, 2007 10:57 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA - The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is now among the "superbugs" resistant to common antibiotics, leading U.S. health officials to recommend wider use of a different class of drugs to avert a public health crisis.

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World Bank head admits 'mistake' in helping friend

April 12th, 2007 10:57 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz acknowledged Thursday that he erred in helping a close female friend get transferred to a high-paying job, and said he was sorry.

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Dow Chemical fires two over acquisition talks

April 12th, 2007 10:57 pm by Associated Press

Only days after announcing that it's not in talks involving a leveraged buyout, Dow Chemical Co. has shown the door to a senior adviser and a company officer, accusing them of trying to negotiate a deal behind the company's back.

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Dems challenge White House on lost e-mails

April 12th, 2007 10:57 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The White House's claim that e-mails sent on a Republican Party account might have been lost was challenged Thursday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, who quipped that even his teenage neighbor could find them.

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Defense says preacher's wife was abused, accidentally shot husband

April 12th, 2007 10:45 pm by Associated Press

SELMER, Tenn. - A preacher's wife accused of killing her husband with a shotgun blast had been depositing bad checks and feared he would find out, a prosecutor said as her murder trial opened Thursday.

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Russia suspends work of all foreign adoption agencies

April 12th, 2007 10:21 pm by Associated Press

MOSCOW - Authorities said Thursday they have halted the work of all foreign adoption agencies in Russia for several months, virtually shutting down the placement of children from one of the most important countries for U.S. families seeking to adopt.

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Duke case rekindles rape ID debate

April 12th, 2007 10:21 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - In hindsight, it seems unfair. For nearly a year, three Duke lacrosse players were publicly identified as alleged sexual assailants, while their accuser - whose claims are now discredited - was shielded by anonymity.

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Duke DA apologizes to accused lacrosse players

April 12th, 2007 10:21 pm by Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. - The local prosecutor who charged three Duke lacrosse players with raping a stripper apologized to the athletes Thursday and said the North Carolina attorney general's decision to drop the case was right.

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Not a dime of overtime, says former home care worker

April 12th, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Evelyn Coke spent more than two decades caring for the sick and infirm in their homes, working long hours in a physically demanding job that doesn't pay any overtime.

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Strong business tax collections drive Tenn. revenues in March

April 12th, 2007 9:54 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Tennessee tax collections were nearly $70 million higher than expected in March, the state Department of Finance announced Thursday.

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