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  • Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
    Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

    TOKYO (AP) — In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy train stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.

  • Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

    By Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. ...

  • Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect
    Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect

    Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.

  • Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats
    Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.

  • Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our Lifetime
    Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our Lifetime

    A pilot looking down at her plane controls and realizing magnetic north is hovering somewhere over Antarctica may sound like a scene from a science-fiction movie, but new research suggests the idea isn't so far-fetched in the relatively near future. A magnetic field shift is old news. The poles have flipped several times throughout Earth's history. Scientists have estimated that a flip cycle starts with the magnetic field weakening over the span of a few thousand years, then the poles flip and the field springs back up to full strength again.

  • Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers". Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev was swiftly banned for a year and fined $25,000 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) after making the comments on local television on Friday. ...

  • Teen convicted as 'armed clowns' spread panic in French towns
    Teen convicted as 'armed clowns' spread panic in French towns

    Béthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.

  • Twins separated at birth share incredible reunion story
    Twins separated at birth share incredible reunion story

    Twenty-five years after being separated at birth in South Korea, twins Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier were reunited the way most 20-somethings reconnect with distant friends and family members: through Facebook.

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