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  • Volunteers give kiss of life as Laos road tolls mount

    Vientiane (AFP) - "Look at me, stay with us," the paramedics shout as a barely conscious motorcyclist is bundled into a volunteer ambulance in the Laotian capital Vientiane, where rampant drink driving brings nightly carnage to the roads. Founded in 2010 by a group of foreigners, "Vientiane…

    AFP
  • Florida-bound Southwest flight diverted by engine problem

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando, Florida, made an emergency landing Saturday morning due to a major problem with one of its two engines.

    Associated Press
  • Approved Obamacare Rate Hikes in 7 States Point Toward a 10%+ Premium Increase in 2017

    The boundaries of "affordability" in the Affordable Care Act are about to be tested.

    Motley Fool
  • Travel Advisory

    Scams and scares to watch out for on the road.

    CNET
  • Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

    US President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to step up funding to combat the Zika virus, warning that delay is putting more Americans at risk. Obama's latest appeal, in his weekly radio address, came the day after the US authorities expressed deepening worry about the spread of the…

    AFP
  • Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

    If you're getting close to 65 years old, here's a primer on Medicare and what you may need to do to sign up.

    Motley Fool
  • FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.

    Associated Press
  • The Lonely Grandeur of Beachfront Motels

    Driving along the Garden State Parkway a few years ago, Mark Havens raced to pull ahead of vans or trucks with ladders on them—anything that could convey a construction crew. He’d push to beat them to Wildwood, a barrier island on the coast of New Jersey. “I was convinced they were going down there…

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  • Tennis - Serena hopes shoulder injury won't derail history bid

    - Serena Williams unveiled a new sports bra and tennis racquet in a dizzying round of commercial duties this week, but when talk turned to her injured shoulder, the American preferred to reveal as little as possible. The 34-year-old world number one, who is chasing a record seventh US Open and…

    AFP
  • Turkey unveils 3rd Istanbul bridge linking Europe with Asia

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey opened one of the world's largest bridges Friday designed to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia and ease congestion in Istanbul.

    Associated Press
  • Man with no symptoms spread Zika to sex partner: officials

    US health officials Friday reported the first known case of a man who acquired Zika virus while traveling, showed no symptoms, and infected his female partner during unprotected sex. The case suggests the risk of Zika's spread may be far greater than previously understood, and may lead to more…

    AFP
  • Expedia Partners with Red Lion, to Offer Rewards to Clients

    Expedia Inc. (EXPE) recently announced that it has partnered with Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLH), to offer rewards to clients.

    Zacks
  • A Star Wars fan implanted a chip with Jedi powers in her hand

    Like many of us, Australian Shanti Korporaal fell in love with “Star Wars” as a kid and dreamed of one day being a Jedi. But unlike most of us, at 27 she’s made at least part of that dream a reality. According to the Washington Post, Korporaal, co-founder and director of seven small tech companies…

    Quartz
  • Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

    Associated Press
  • Aloft hotels will let you control your room with Siri

    These "smart hotel" rooms will debut in Boston and in Santa Clara, California.

    CNET
  • Debunking Zambia's prostate cancer myths

    The lone Zambian voice trying to trying to raise awareness about the dangers of prostate cancer.

    BBC News
  • Robot baby schemes may increase teen pregnancy: study

    Electronic dolls designed to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy do not work, a new study has found, and may even increase the number of babies born to young mums. The research could influence public health policy in countries where the technique is used, including Australia, the United States…

    AFP