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Women scientists, Wikipedia under microscope in RI

October 16, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 photo, Maia Weinstock, of Cambridge, Mass., a Brown University graduate, works on her computer during a Wikipedia “edit-a-thon,” on the Brown campus, in Providence, R.I. They held the event, which brought together dozens of people to train them on how to add and edit pages to Wikipedia, to coincide [&hellip...

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NY fights site listing homes for tourists to rent

October 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 photo, Mishelle Farer poses for picture in her apartment, where she rents a room on Airbnb, in New York. Farer is an avid user of Airbnb, a website that allows travelers to rent other people’s homes or rooms. (AP...

Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

October 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This June 26, 2011 file photo shows the control room of the Cooper nuclear power plant in Brownville, Neb. The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent...

On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate

October 15, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., head of the Republican Conference, left, squeezes past Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, at the end of the night after a planned vote in the House of Representatives collapsed,...

Debt ceiling talks push stocks higher

October 14, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 photo, trader Frank O’Connell, right, works, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. futures are down sharply, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, as the nation heads into the third week of a partial government shutdown. (AP...

Shutdown deal in sight? Reid, McConnell optimistic

October 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Washington. The Senate’s top two leaders both expressed optimism Monday that they were closing in on an agreement to prevent a national financial default and...

3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

October 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Economist, author and Yale University professor Robert Shiller speaks at at a news conference, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in New Haven, Conn. Americans Shiller, Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen have won the Nobel prize in economics. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)...

Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk

October 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 file photo shows a sculpture made of empty water bottles in Burlington, Vt. New research presented by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 suggests that high levels of BPA, a...

AP NewsBreak: World doping agency to probe Jamaica

October 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2010 file photo, a laboratory technician prepares samples of urine for doping tests during a media open day, at the King’s College London Drug Control Centre, London. The world’s anti-doping authority is launching an...

Step by step, marathon amputee reinvents her life

October 14, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2013 AND THEREAFTER – In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013 photo, Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, pauses while she talks with her physical therapist Jessica Guilbert, while she takes a break from exercising...