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Scientists exposed to anthrax as U.S. lab procedures break down
About 75 scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria in government labs after the material was mishandled while being used in experiments, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Good news for workers: Survey shows bonuses are back
For employees hoping to receive a fatter paycheck, the recession and its aftermath were bleak times. Companies pulled back on bonuses and lavish perks. Budgets for payroll increases were slim, meaning raises were often slight and hard to come by.
Judge's wife admits she spiked his wine with antifreeze
The wife of a prominent local judge in Ohio pleaded guilty to poisoning her husband's nightly glass of wine in an agreement with prosecutors that resulted in the dropping of an attempted murder charge against her.
Assault suspect loses college baseball scholarship
The investigation into an alleged sexual assault at a alcohol-fueled post-prom party in Georgia has led to at least one suspect losing a college baseball scholarship.
Oklahoma man accused of plotting to poison pregnant girlfriend with ricin
Preston H. Rhoads, who was charged in April with two counts of solicitation of murder and two counts of attempting to kill another person, is accused of producing the deadly poison ricin and asking a former co-worker to help poison his girlfriend, Shanisty Whittington.
Suspect in Vegas rampage lived in Indiana
Jerad Miller, who, along with his wife, killed two Las Vegas police officers and a bystander in a shooting spree Sunday, briefly lived in Indiana in the early 2000s. Miller and his wife, Amanda, have been identified as the couple who shot two policemen at a Cici's Pizza and a third man at a Wal-Mart before killing themselves.
State colleges revolt as years of cuts divide campuses
From Pennsylvania to Oregon, universities want more control over tuition and academic programs as they become less dependent on public subsidies. Some state systems have resisted because, without their flagships, they lose premier faculty and students as well as clout in legislatures that set funding.
Are you working too much to celebrate 'Leave the Office Earlier Day?'
The irony is not lost on me that I'm writing a post on "Leave the Office Earlier Day" at nearly 6 p.m. after working since about 8:30 a.m. without cease — earlier if you count reading and tweeting cool stuff on the web.
'Go West, young man'
Founded in 1955, what is now known as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum has seen many changes. It has introduced more than 10 million visitors to Oklahoma and many points West.
Kentucky Senate race hangs on coal counties that rejected Obama
President Barack Obama's decision to propose tougher limits on power-plant emissions poses a threat to Democrats in the coal-rich mountainsides of Kentucky and to their efforts to keep control of the Senate.
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