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  • Early Glance: Health Care Equipment companies

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Becton, Dickinson & Co. fell $.76 or .7 percent, to $113.43. Covidien plc fell $.77 or 1.1 percent, to $69.82. Patterson fell $.28 ...

  • Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks Asian anger

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression. Bieber, 20, posted a picture on social media of himself visiting Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine with the heading, "Thank you for your blessings". The picture was later deleted, although it was republished elsewhere on the Internet, including by a Bieber fan group, and drew criticism from South Korea and China. The shrine honors 14 Japanese leaders convicted as war criminals after World War Two along with Japan's war dead, and visits to the shrine by Japanese politicians anger victims of Japan's past aggression, including South Korea and China.

  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly
    Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

    Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless ...

  • Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request
    Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge will on Wednesday consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive
    Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities."

  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt
    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.

  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Affirmative Action 'Opened Doors in My Life'
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Affirmative Action 'Opened Doors in My Life'

    In a dissent to today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action programs in its public colleges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from experience about the complex impact of such programs on her own life. Sotomayor’s 58-page dissent, joined by Justice Ruth Bader...

  • 'Game Of Thrones': Sean Bean Reacts To Purple Wedding Shocker
    'Game Of Thrones': Sean Bean Reacts To Purple Wedding Shocker

    Ned Stark's death in "Game of Thrones" Season 1 serves as the original shocker from the HBO show, so it is only right that Sean Bean, the man who played King Joffrey's first victim, has the last word on Joffrey's exit. After years of tormenting Starks, working girls, his uncle Tyrion and plenty of others, Joffrey Baratheon, first of his name, was poisoned and died a gruesome death at The Purple Wedding. "I didn't see it, but I heard," Sean Bean told Access Hollywood at WonderCon on Saturday, when we asked him for his reaction to King Joffrey's death. Premiering August 13 on TNT, the show follows Sean's Martin Odum, an FBI agent who goes so deep undercover, he runs into serious trouble, especially when a fellow agent questions who he really is.

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