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Engineering students use dance to solve problems

May 29th, 2013 No comments

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Engineering students at Northwestern University are getting a leg up on the competition. They’re learning to swing dance in a for-credit class called Whole Body Thinking….

German clinic: Man had pencil in head for 15 years

May 29th, 2013 No comments

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors say a man spent 15 years with a pencil in his head following a childhood accident….

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Phillies 3, Red Sox 1

May 29th, 2013 No comments

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Stocks jump after confidence, house prices surge

May 28th, 2013 No comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A rally that brought the stock market to record highs this year came back to life after consumer confidence reached a five-year high and U.S. home prices rose the most in seven years. As stock prices rose investors sold bonds, sending interest rates higher….

Ethiopia diverts Nile flow, Egypt says no impact

May 28th, 2013 No comments

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia started to divert the flow of the Blue Nile river to construct a giant dam on Tuesday, according to its state media, in a move that could impact the Nile-dependent Egypt….

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AP PHOTOS: South Africa: children learn by playing

May 28th, 2013 No comments

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hundreds of South African children celebrated what some children’s advocates call World Play Day on Tuesday, romping with toys at two Johannesburg centers run by a non-profit organization….

Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China

May 28th, 2013 No comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese firefighters have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet, sawing out an L-shaped section and then delicately dismantling it to free the cocooned baby, who greeted the rescuers with cries….

South Africa: Soweto resident shows off her snakes

May 27th, 2013 No comments

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tourists have long flocked to the home-turned-museum of former President Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street, a lively strip of restaurants, curio sellers and street performers in the South African township of Soweto. Now the area has a growing attraction: big snakes, and lots of them….

Ohio man, 87, skydives to aid sick great-grandson

May 26th, 2013 No comments

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An 87-year-old World War II veteran has parachuted from a plane in an Ohio to support his ailing great-grandson….

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Twins 3, Tigers 2

May 25th, 2013 No comments

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