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Nanoparticles successful in slowing-down cancer

Most cancer therapies are focused on blasting a general area with radiation or using chemotherapy drugs to zoom in on a tumor site. Researchers using nanoparticles have taken a different tract, in trying to slow tumor growth through nanotech.

Obama, Vietnam party boss hold 'candid' rights talks

Washington - President Barack Obama and the leader of Vietnam's Communist Party on Tuesday held what both called "candid" discussions on human rights during a historic White House meeting as the onetime enemies seek to bolster ties.

UN council headed for showdown over Srebrenica

New York - The UN Security Council was headed for a showdown Tuesday over a draft resolution that would formally recognize the Srebrenica massacre as genocide, after Russia threatened to use its veto.

Washington's 'Big Four Ice Caves' collapse closed after death

One person is dead and five others injured after the partial collapse of Washington state's popular Big Four Ice Caves Monday night in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Marblemount.

'Subway guy' Jared's home raided in child porn investigation

Zionsville - Federal authorities searched the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning. According to FBI sources, federal investigators were serving warrants at Fogle’s home in connection with a child pornography investigation.

South Carolina senate votes to take down Confederate flag

Charleston - Lawmakers in South Carolina have voted 37-3 to remove from the grounds of the state legislature the Confederate flag -- a symbol increasingly viewed with repugnance following last month's shooting massacre at a black church.

NM Police unhappy about new law that prevents property seizures

Santa Fe - Law enforcement agencies in New Mexico are complaining that a new state law that prevents them from seizing assets from people unless they are convicted of a crime is wreaking havoc on agency budgets.

Cosby admitted drugging woman for sex: court papers

Los Angeles - Embattled US comedian Bill Cosby admitted having drugged at least one woman with a sedative to have sex with her, court documents show.

Obama says US 'intensifying' anti-IS efforts in Syria

Washington - President Barack Obama said Monday the US-led coalition battling Islamic State jihadists was "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in Syria, but cautioned the fight would be long.

Ex-US diplomat looks back on 50 years of ties with Cuba

Washington - As the US diplomats headed out to sea, their embassy in Havana closed but still visible on the horizon, the lights in its windows flickered.

UN seeks further inquiry on Hammarskjold crash

New York - New information uncovered by a UN panel on the death of former secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold should be investigated to establish whether his plane was attacked just before it crashed in southern Africa, the UN chief said Monday.

Secrets of fireworks revealed

Many people enjoy firework displays: loud bangs and bursts of spectacular color. But what makes fireworks so colorful? A scientist explains how and why.

U.S. adults still consuming too much sodium

Bethesda - Despite several health warnings and a heap of information, it seems that adults in the U.S. are still consuming too much salt, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Lessons from bee-killing parasites

Around the world bees are at risk from pesticides, environmental conditions and parasite infestations. New research into bee mites suggests we can learn a lot about parasites in general and find ways to protect bee colonies.

Trouble on the golf course? It’s down to fungi

Penn - The causative agent of a recent turf grass disease has been traced to a type of fungus. Turf grass disease has been causing problems across golf courses in the U.S.

Bloody Fourth of July weekend leaves 10 dead and 54 wounded

Chicago - Chicago ended up having one of the bloodiest Fourth of July's in the nation over the weekend. When the smoke cleared, 10 people were killed and another 54 wounded. One of those killed was a seven-year-old boy.

Video: Christian woman's anti-gay marriage rant goes viral

Ellettsville - An Indiana woman's video rant against the Supreme Court's recent ruling legalizing same-sex marriage has gone viral, sparking condemnation and more than a few parodical remixes and rebuttals.

Burt Shavitz, Burt's Bee's co-founder, dead at 80

Bangor - The reclusive co-founder of Burt's Bees whose face adorns every tube of balm and salve sold by the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday at 80.

All-clear at top US military hospital after gunshot scare

Washington - Authorities gave the all-clear at a US military hospital complex outside Washington on Monday after reports of a gunshot prompted a lockdown -- the second such false alarm in a week in the capital area.

Op-Ed: Nonito Donaire could still be the next Manny Pacquiao

Very soon Manny Pacquiao will retire after a 20-year colorful boxing career and when he does, someone should be able to fill the vacuum the Filipino boxing superstar will leave behind.
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