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Yemen Protests Turn Violent as Security Forces Fire Tear Gas
In Yemen Monday, security forces fired gunshots and tear gas into a crowd protesting outside Sanaa University. The violent reaction to protests injured 10 people, witnesses claimed.
Mar 14, 2011, 12:35
NHL Announces Plans to Reduce Concussions & Improve Player Safety
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Monday presented league general managers meeting in Florida a five-point plan aimed at reducing player concussions. The announcement comes just one week after a controversial incident in Montreal that began to shine some negative light on the league's safety precautions.
Mar 14, 2011, 12:21
Clean Energy Back in Focus After Nuclear Scare
Clean energy is a concern once again as the world braces for updates on the Japanese nuclear power plants. Russia took advantage of the opportunity to urge North Korea Monday to return to nuclear talks and allow international inspections of its installations.
Mar 14, 2011, 12:07
Earth's Rotation Speed Altered by Japanese Earthquake
The catastrophic earthquake that struck Japan was so powerful, it shifted the planet Earth on its axis and shortened the length of a day by a hair, U.S. scientists said.
Mar 14, 2011, 12:02
Meltdown Possibilities Increase as Nuclear Power Situation Worsens
Fear levels continue to rise Monday after Japan's earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant was hit with a second explosion, posing a new and increased risk of meltdown.
Mar 14, 2011, 11:43
Bahrain Invasion Begins as Efforts to Save Country's Government Continue
Bahrain protests continue on Monday as Saudi and United Arab Emirates troops entered the island nation to shore up the beleaguered regime, the state news agency said.
Mar 14, 2011, 11:15
Lost City of Atlantis: Has it Been Found?
Has the lost city of Atlantis finally been found? The legendary, possibly mythical metropolis was said to have been swamped by a tsunami - and now - some explorers believe that the city may have been located in the mud flats of southern Spain.
Mar 14, 2011, 11:05
Chernobyl Style Disaster Impossible, But Japanese Face Nuclear Challenges
The Chernobyl disaster is back in mind as the world watches Japan struggle to contain their nuclear power plants - but experts say the two events are not at all alike. Still, some immediate issues remain. Yesterday, a nuclear physicist said that using sea water to cool Japan's damaged nuclear reactors is a desperate measure that will wreck them.
Mar 14, 2011, 10:20
Tiger Sharks Shown to Have Incredible Mental Capabilities
Tiger sharks seem capable of forming "mental maps" of their home ranges, allowing them to navigate from locations many miles away, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the Florida Museum of Natural History analyzed data from tiger sharks tagged with transmitters, and found that they took "directed" paths from place to place, whereas other shark species did not exhibit the behavior, the BBC reported Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2011, 10:15
Retirement Planning Easiest for Government Workers, Americans Believe
Retirement planning in today's economic times is a concern for any aging worker. Many Americans believe though that those who work for the government get better retirement benefits than those in the private sector, a recent survey shows.
Mar 14, 2011, 10:12
Mortgage Rates Rise to 4.88% in Last Week
Mortgage rate averages for 30-year and 15-year mortgages rose a tiny amount in the week ending March 10, the U.S. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation said last Thursday.
Mar 14, 2011, 10:05
Moammar Gadhafi Regains Control of Libyan Oil Facilities
Moammar Gadhafi and his loyal armed forces have successfully retaken key oil facilities in the civil war-torn country of Libya. Rebel forces lost ground to fighters loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in the oil port city of Brega, state television announced.
Mar 14, 2011, 10:01
Tablet Computers Redefine How News is Accessed
Tablet computers are all the rage, particularly after Friday's release of Apple's iPad2. While the devices are a hot commodity - there's more to the story than fun games and computing on the go. Nearly half of all U.S. adults get at least some local news on their cell phone or tablet computer, a survey reveals.
Mar 14, 2011, 09:33
Warren Buffett & Berkshire Hathaway Spend $9.7 Billion in Cash for Lubrizol
Warren Buffet and his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, announced on Monday that it agreed to buy Lubrizol Corporation, a U.S. lubricant producer, for $9.7 billion in an all-cash deal.
Mar 14, 2011, 09:12
Interest Rates & Confidence Concerns Prompt Japan to Pump $220 Billion Into Economy
Mindful of volatile interest rates and citing growing concerns of consumer confidence in the wake of last week's disaster, Japan's central bank stood ready Monday to pump $220 billion in cash into their economy.
Mar 14, 2011, 09:06
Oil Prices Rise Back Above $100 Per Barrel
Crude oil prices rose back above the $100 per barrel mark on Monday while markets adjusted to news of the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Japan.
Mar 14, 2011, 08:59
Fukushima Nuclear Plant Key to Energy Sector Performance in Markets
Fukushima nuclear plant explosions have many business analysts hesitant to delve into the business of the energy sector this week. When Japanese markets opened on Monday morning, they took large hits - and internationally, similar concerns began to grow.
Mar 14, 2011, 08:42
Barack Obama Wants to Keep Young Voters Actively Involved
Barack Obama and his administration are trying to re-engage young voters, going to college campuses to help build enthusiasm and awareness for key political topics. Last month Obama talked to about 1,000 people at Penn State University about reviving the U.S. economy and a few weeks later he visited Cleveland State University.
Mar 14, 2011, 08:31
Tom Brady a Key Figure in Antitrust Lawsuit Against NFL
Tom Brady joined Drew Brees and Peyton Manning as some of the most notable names to proactively force issues between the NFL Players Union and the league after negotiations broke down on Friday. The players are part of a group who filed an antitrust lawsuit against the league.
Mar 14, 2011, 08:22
Red Cross Says Libya Has Descended Into Civil War
The International Red Cross said Libya has descended into civil war, as violence has been reported in several areas between government forces and rebels seeking the ouster of leader Moammar Gadhafi, The Guardian reported.
Mar 14, 2011, 07:36