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Apple Steps Up The Pressure On ‘Conflict Minerals’

Apple Steps Up The Pressure On ‘Conflict Minerals’

Apple has announced that its suppliers are no longer using the mineral tantalum sourced from conflict regions.

Afghans Release 65 Prisoners The U.S. Deems Dangerous

Afghans Release 65 Prisoners The U.S. Deems Dangerous

Afghan authorities on Thursday went ahead and released 65 prisoners from a high-security prison north of Kabul over the strong objections of U.S. military commanders, who say the men are dangerous terrorists who have attacked civilians and soldiers in the past.

Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation’s diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has died.

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million In Grain Bin Deaths

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million In Grain Bin Deaths

An Illinois jury has returned a record verdict of nearly $17 million in the deaths of two teenagers and the traumatic entrapment of a third worker in a grain bin in 2010.

Boehner Casts Doubt On Prospects For Immigration Overhaul

Boehner Casts Doubt On Prospects For Immigration Overhaul

Speaker of the House John Boehner seemed to throw cold water on bipartisan hopes for a law overhauling the country’s immigration system this year.

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Was an attack last April on an electric power station near San Jose, Calif., the work of vandals or something far more dangerous — domestic terrorism or a trial run by an individual or organization bent on damaging the nation’s electric grid?

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Saying it is “the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health,” the CEO of CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that the company’s 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. 1.

‘Time Is Short’ On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

‘Time Is Short’ On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

Warning that “simply delaying action on the debt limit can cause harm to our economy,” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew repeated Monday that he believes Congress should act soon to raise that limit so the federal government avoids even looking like it might default on its debts.

Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team’s history.

Air Force cheating scandal widens; 92 nuclear officers linked

Air Force cheating scandal widens; 92 nuclear officers linked

Nearly 20 percent of the officers in the U.S. Air Force’s nuclear weapons corps have now been implicated in a proficiency test cheating scandal, the secretary of the Air Force said Thursday.