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Missouri VA hospital may have infected 1,800 veterans with HIV
A Missouri VA hospital is under fire because it may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to life-threatening diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis has recently mailed letters to 1,812 veterans telling them they could contract hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after visiting the medical center for dental work, said U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan. More
Survey: Privacy doesn't matter to kids
engaging in risky online behaviors
Results of a McAfee survey released recently — The Secret Online Lives of Teens — illustrate the degree to which children are coming of age with the belief that privacy doesn't matter anymore. More
Chicago: One handgun per person 'sufficient'
Chicago Sun-Times Share
Chicagoans should be limited to one handgun for every eligible person living in a home — and gun dealers should be banned within the city limits — in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to shoot down the city's handgun ban, the city's top lawyer said. More
Opinion: Use fireworks wisely this Fourth of July
San Antonio Express-News Share
Don't let the lush green landscape and the lovely flowers in bloom throughout the county this summer provide a false sense of security when it comes to firework safety this Fourth of July. Fireworks are fun and can produce a spectacular sight when used properly, but they can also be very dangerous and should be used only with extreme caution. More
Toronto cleaning up from G20 vandalism
The security fence is starting to come down and life is returning to normal in downtown Toronto following the G20 summit, but the cleanup from the demonstrations is just beginning. Some businesses spent the past few days taking down the plywood protecting their stores, while others were dealing with broken storefronts, looting and graffiti. More
Philadelphia Sheriff's Office now says it will cut overtime spending
The Philadelphia Inquirer Share
Pressured by budget officials, the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office said it was launching a plan to reduce overtime spending. The announcement came a week after the office said cuts would be difficult, as its overtime was largely driven by the court system, which is run by a separate entity. More
Minneapolis police cash in on bar beat
City Pages Share
Every weekend, paper envelopes thick with stacks of 20s appear in a wooden mailbox inside the Minneapolis Police Department's first precinct. When business is slow, the cash totals around $390, but sometimes it's as much as three and a half grand. More
New lawsuit filed over 2007 Utah mine disaster
The Associated Press via Google News Share
Insurance companies for a co-owner of the Crandall Canyon Mine are suing the Utah mine's operator in more fallout from the deadly 2007 collapse that killed six miners and three rescuers. More