News archive from 17 August 2011, page 3

Rangers lead battle against avoidable combat deaths

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After years of fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 75th Ranger Regiment can boast of having all but eliminated an enemy that all soldiers face: fatal blood loss, lung collapse and other injuries that needn't cause death,...

 

Overtreatment of thyroid cancer rampant: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have found troubling signs that some doctors may be too quick to treat thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine, while others may be too slow. The drug helps people with advanced tumors, but it is unclear...

 

Not enough evidence for bladder cancer screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is not enough evidence to support routine screening tests for bladder cancer, according to new U.S. recommendations. Several urine tests can detect bladder cancer, a disease that will kill an estimated 15,000...

 
Guards at Roger Clemens trial under ivestigation for accepting signed baseballs from Rocket

Guards at Roger Clemens trial under ivestigation for accepting signed baseballs from Rocket

The security guards at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington are a notoriously tough bunch of men and women who tolerate no infractions of the rules as they screen visitors and patrol the halls of the sprawling federal building,...

Daily News, 17:38 in Sport
 

Texas Tech loses starting center Justin Keown for four to five weeks

Texas Tech starting center Justin Keown was injured during practice Monday and will miss four to five weeks including at least the Red Raiders' Sept. 3 season-opener against Texas State, according to head coach Tommy Tuberville. Starting right guard...

Dallas News, 17:40 in Sport
 

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 8-14

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for Aug. 8-14. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.46 million. 2. "NCIS," CBS, 10.34 million. 3. "America's...

 

NBC's Thursdays, once must-see TV, take a slide

NEW YORK -- Granted, it's the summer rerun season. But the performance of NBC's comedies on Thursday - the night once proclaimed must-see TV - illustrates the hard climb back to prominence the network faces. "Community" and "30...

 

NC's 1st film commissioner dies

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Bill Arnold, North Carolina's first film commissioner who saw "The Color Purple," "Dirty Dancing" and other successful movies produced during his tenure, has died. He was 75. State Department of Commerce public...

 

Fla Immigrants rally at Miami-Dade Dem HQ

MIAMI -- Immigrants in South Florida joined groups nationwide to protest the Obama administration's decision to make its Secure Communities program mandatory. Local activists rallied Tuesday afternoon outside Miami-Dade County Democratic headquarters...

 

US court upholds trustee's calculation of losses

NEW YORK – Investors who lost billions of dollars in Bernard Madoff's massive multi-decade fraud are not entitled to recover fake profits that were described to them in phony statements, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S....

 

New York City Residents Angered by Alleged Special Treatment of Gavin DeGraw by Cops, Report Says

NEW YORK -- Puzzled detectives have papered the East Village in Manhattan with fliers asking witnesses to the beating of pop singer Gavin DeGraw to come forward, causing some critics to accuse them of preferential treatment, the New York Post...

 

Ark. starts technology education initiative

MAUMELLE, Ark.-Arkansas officials on Tuesday announced a $2.68 million program aimed at increasing the number of students studying in high-tech fields by overhauling the curriculum at some high schools and recruiting more college graduates to teach in...

 

Ark. starts technology education initiative

MAUMELLE, Ark.-Arkansas officials on Tuesday announced a $2.68 million program aimed at increasing the number of students studying in high-tech fields by overhauling the curriculum at some high schools and recruiting more college graduates to teach in...

 

Summary Box: Sony cuts price of PlayStation 3

$50 CUT: The PlayStation 3's new price of $249 is 17 percent lower than before. It's the first price cut since 2009, when Sony Corp. launched a lighter, slimmer model of the video game system. THE BOOST: Sony wants to drum up demand for the 5-year-old...

 

Downtown condo sales, rental rates up

Downtown Miami continues to shrink its oversupply of condos, although it may take another 30 months to sell all of the remaining units, according to a new report from the Downtown Development Authority. In the second quarter of this year, there were...

 

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