Regional News

Lawsuit: ´Dying or possibly already dead´ man forcibly discharged from hospital

December 18, 2013 8:37 am

A North Carolina mom is suing a security firm whose guards are accused of forcibly removing her son from a hospital even though he was allegedly dying — or possibly already dead.  Deborah Washington claims security guards at Cumberland County Hospital took her son to the hospital’s lobby, moved him from his wheelchair into a […]

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Weather to help crews battling Big Sur blaze

December 18, 2013 8:33 am

Firefighters were expected to get some help Wednesday from the weather as they battle an unusual late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Winds were expected to be calm during the day, and there was […]

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´Great Train Robber´ Ronnie Biggs Dies At 84

December 18, 2013 8:15 am

Ronnie Biggs died early Wednesday in London. He reportedly had several health problems after suffering from pneumonia in 2009

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Lab-Grown Kidney a Potential Game-Changer for Renal Patients

December 18, 2013 8:15 am

It's a tiny kidney, built from stem cells in a laboratory by researchers at the University of Queensland, among them, Dr Jessica Vanslambrouk. "It's only a small structure but because it's similar to what you see in embryonic kidney it's an exciting step forward." For people with chronic kidney disease, it might be a breakthrough. […]

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Will UK Jobs Plunge Change Rate Pledge?

December 18, 2013 8:14 am

If Mark Carney was nervous about the implications of falling unemployment in the UK he wasn't showing it. But then the Bank of England boss was only talking about Britain's new plastic bank notes not the broader economy.

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Plastic Bank Notes Get Go-Ahead

December 18, 2013 8:14 am

Plastic bank notes are to be introduced by the Bank of England from 2016 after a public consultation.

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Nigella PA Denies Shopaholic Claim

December 18, 2013 8:14 am

A former personal assistant accused of defrauding Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson has denied she is a shopaholic and a fantasist.

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Explaining Obamacare to Millenials

December 18, 2013 8:14 am

Why do young Americans in their 20s and 30s need to pay attention to the Affordable Care Act, and what do they need to know? TIME explains.

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Amazon Delivers Despite Strike

December 18, 2013 8:14 am

It's day three of a strike in Germany but Amazon says there's no need for customers to worry. Orders placed before Dec 21 will arrive in time for Christmas. Longer term though Amazon does have a problem. Hundreds of its warehouse staff say they want pay and conditions in line with others in the sector.

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Photos: See rehab center where ´affluenza´ teen will be placed

December 18, 2013 7:15 am

There was outrage last week when 16-year-old Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years of probation after he killed four people while driving drunk. Couch had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit and there was evidence of Valium was also discovered in his blood. A judge ruled Couch was so […]

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