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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Michael Phelps cements legacy as one of all-time Olympic greats

Michael Phelps cements legacy as one of all-time Olympic greats


Michael Phelps cements legacy as one of all-time Olympic greats

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 10:59 PM PDT

He was only a kid, a 15-year-old with braces, when he first dove into the Olympic spotlight.

'Fab Five' brings home gymnastics gold

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 05:43 PM PDT

The "Fab Five" got off to a strong start Tuesday, and it led to a golden finish.

Passenger finds needle in Air Canada sandwich

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 07:09 PM PDT

A passenger on an Air Canada flight found a sewing needle in a catered sandwich during a flight Monday, the airline said.

Refusing to quit, disabled veteran aims to inspire others

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 12:15 PM PDT

Noah Galloway's daily workouts could intimidate the most seasoned athlete. He runs, climbs, does pull-ups and push-ups, and lifts weights for nearly two hours at a time. But what really sets this 30-year-old father of three apart is that he does it all with one arm and one leg.

Most power restored after India hit by second, even larger outage

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 04:54 PM PDT

India suffered its second massive power failure in two consecutive days Tuesday, depriving as many as 600 million people -- half the country's population -- of electricity and disrupting transportation networks for hours.

More is not always better in medicine

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 09:04 PM PDT

Doctors make mistakes. They may be mistakes of technique, judgment, ignorance or even, sometimes, recklessness. Regardless of the cause, each time a mistake happens, a patient may suffer. We fail to uphold our profession's basic oath: "First, do no harm."

Penn State football loses star tailback to USC

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 05:44 PM PDT

Silas Redd, who last year racked up five consecutive 100-yard games as tailback for Penn State's Nittany Lions, is leaving the troubled team to head west.

New Iran sanctions hit banks in China, Iraq

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 03:41 PM PDT

President Barack Obama announced new U.S. sanctions targeting Iran's oil Tuesday as well as banks in China and Iraq, warning that Tehran faces "growing consequences" for refusing to answer international questions about its nuclear program.

Computer hacking for 8-year-olds

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 08:20 AM PDT

The hacker who goes by the pseudonym CyFi won't share her real name and declines to be photographed without her signature aviator sunglasses.

Gore Vidal, chronicler of American life and politics, dies

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 10:21 PM PDT

Gore Vidal, an eclectic author who faithfully chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, has died. He was 86.

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