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Biden, Patrick among top officials expected at Boston bombing memorial

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be among top officials attending a memorial service on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of a bomb attack on the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured 264 oth...  More »

Walking, 'talking' drilling rigs aim to modernize fracking

By Ernest Scheyder WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier. Schramm Inc, which built the drilling rig that four years ago helped re...  More »

Indian top court recognizes transgenders in landmark ruling

NEW DELHI, April 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's top court on Tuesday recognized the country's long marginalized transgender community as a third gender and, in a landmark judgment lauded by human rights groups, called on the gov...  More »

GE CEO Immelt may step down before his 20-year tenure ends: WSJ

(Reuters) - General Electric Co's Chief Executive Jeff Immelt may step down sooner than his expected 20-year tenure, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company's thinking. Immelt, who has been at the helm of...  More »

Shares dip on concerns over Ukraine, Chinese growth

By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) - Risk appetite faded on financial markets on Tuesday, with shares weaker and bonds firmer as investors weighed up tensions between Russia and Ukraine, downbeat sales reports and signs of slowing growth in China...  More »

Ohio mumps outbreak rises to 212 cases, largely hits state university

(Reuters) - The number of cases of mumps in central Ohio in a rare outbreak has jumped to 212, from 116 early this month, mostly affecting students and others connected to The Ohio State University, public health officials said on Monday. At leas...  More »

Australia's GE Money warns customers of 'Heartbleed' bug

Financial services firm GE Money has warned Australian customers against "worldwide internet vulnerabilities", urging them to change online passwords after a bug surfaced this month hitting email systems, security firewalls and possibly,...  More »

China detains 160 in Shanghai healthcare scam

Authorities in China have detained 160 members of a criminal gang in the financial capital of Shanghai after the group lured patients to fake medical clinics and sold them overpriced drugs, Shanghai police said on Tuesday. Corruption is rife in C...  More »

Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who gain either too much or too little weight during their pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, a new study has found. Putting on too few or too many pounds durin...  More »

Easter Lilies Toxic for Cats, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns. The same is true for Tiger, Asiatic, Day and Japanese Show lilies, said Dr. Melanie McLean,...  More »

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