- Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most
Belleville News-Democrat, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 04:05 PM
Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The…
- New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 04:00 PM
New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000.
- PG&E fined $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 03:03 PM
California regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people and prompting national alerts about aging pipelines.
- Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 02:54 PM
Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online.
- US family grieving over new beheading video
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 02:40 PM
A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.
- Serena has medical timeout in US Open doubles loss
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 02:22 PM
Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot, and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U. S. Open. The Williams sisters, owners of 13 Grand Slam doubles titles, were beaten 7-6 (5), 6-4 Tuesday by the fourth-seeded Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Serena's serve was broken early in each of the first two sets, and then again in the final game. She and Venus are 4-3 in doubles in 2014, with two of the losses against Makarova and Vesnina. Serena and Makarova could face each other again in the singles semifinals.
- Home Depot investigates breach
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 02:22 PM
Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach.
- Family: Joan Rivers on life support
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 02:02 PM
Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.
- Google's corporate products division changes name
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 01:58 PM
Google is hoping a new brand will help sell more of its services to other companies. The decade-old division responsible for corporate sales is now known as "Google for Work.
- A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group
Associated Press, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 01:57 PM
The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?
- Venezuela rails against portrayal in US spy drama
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 01:29 PM
Venezuelan officials are denouncing a U. S. spy drama that portrayed country stockpiling nerve gas to put down social unrest.
- It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat
San Diego Union-Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 01:05 PM
Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.
- Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 12:51 PM
Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U. S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.
- Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse
Associated Press, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 12:42 PM
A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse.
- United offloads youth to signal shift in policy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 12:17 PM
Manchester United was minutes away from announcing a blockbuster move for Radamel Falcao in the final hours of the transfer window when the club released a statement…
- China's tight security clashes with unity drive
Phoenix Arizona Republic, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 11:55 AM
In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by cows. Wanted posters for suspected Uighur assailants are stuck on walls every few hundred feet.
- Ontario police: Bieber charged with assault
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 09/02/2014 - 11:38 AM
Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in so…