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Man Survives, Fiancee Dead in Ala Explosion

December 17, 2013 2:11 pm

A pre-dawn explosion shattered a two-story Birmingham apartment building Tuesday as residents slept, trapping an engaged couple in bed as bricks and concrete rained down on them. (Dec. 17)

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Antibacterial Soaps & Body Washes: FAQ

December 17, 2013 2:05 pm

Antibacterial Soaps and Body Washes: FAQ WebMD Health News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH More from WebMD Psychological Stress May Mar Skin Dec. 17, 2013 — Even though the FDA has asked makers of antibacterial soaps and body washes to prove the products are both safe and effective long-term, the products […]

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British Tuk-Tuk World Record Holders Arrive in Buenos Aires

December 17, 2013 1:56 pm

Last month they set the world record for the longest journey in a tuk tuk. Now these two British teachers motor into Buenos Aires. It's been a tumultous journey for the pair, who have already been to 39 countries and traversed nearly 25,000 miles. But it's all for a good cause as Rich Sears explains.

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Man Survives, Fiancee Dead in Ala Apartment Blas

December 17, 2013 1:40 pm

A pre-dawn explosion shattered a two-story Birmingham apartment building Tuesday as residents slept, trapping an engaged couple in bed as bricks and concrete rained down on them. (Dec. 17)

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Snowden Offers to Help Brazil on U.S. Spying

December 17, 2013 1:39 pm

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, is making headlines in Brazil. In a letter addressed to the "Brazilian People", published in a leading Brazilian newspaper, he offered a helping hand in an investigation into U.S. spying there. The NSA has reportedly monitored the communications of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. White House Spokesman Jay Carney […]

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Snowden Offers Brazil Help Investigating in U.S. Spying

December 17, 2013 1:39 pm

Edward Snowden is offering Brazil help investigating claims of U.S. spying. He wrote an open letter first published in the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo.

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Streep, Roberts Hit Carpet, Brown´s Probation Revoked

December 17, 2013 12:55 pm

Talk about an A-list sighting. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts hit the red carpet in Los Angeles for the premiere of "August: Osage County." The duo have already received Golden Globe and SAG nominations for their performances – and likely are in line for Oscar nods as well. The film opens on December 25.

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Crews cap downtown San Jose gas main rupture

December 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Crews capped a gas leak that started in downtown San Jose Tuesday after it prompted shelter-in-place advisories for nearby residents and businesses. The fire department was dispatched to the intersection of The Alameda and Morrison Street at 11:14 a.m. about a leak in a 3- or 4-inch underground gas main, fire officials said. San Jose […]

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Construction crew ruptures gas main in downtown San Jose

December 17, 2013 12:37 pm

A construction crew working in downtown San Jose Tuesday ruptured a gas main, forcing officials to shut down local streets and issue a shelter-in-place order for nearby businesses, authorities said. At 11:14 a.m., the fire department was dispatched to the intersection of The Alameda and Morrison Street about a leak in a 3- or 4-inch […]

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Doctors perform emergency C-section, find no baby

December 17, 2013 12:25 pm

Concerned that they were unable to detect a baby’s heartbeat, doctors in Brazil performed an emergency C-section on the mother — only to discover that she wasn’t in fact pregnant. According to the Brazilian news site Globo G1, stunned doctors at the Women’s Hospital in Cabo Frio, Brazil, later determined that the woman they had […]

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