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JetBlue fined $90,000 for violating passenger rights


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways Corp. has been fined $90,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) after it failed to inform passengers of their right to leave ... Read more...

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WSJ: U.S. military seeks more powerful bomb against Iran


January 28th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. military has made a secret request for additional funding to upgrade its largest conventional bomb because it is not yet capable of destroying Iran's most ... Read more...

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Chrysler repays $5.1 billion in TARP loans


May 25th, 2011 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Tuesday announced that Chrysler Group LLC repaid $5.1 billion of its outstanding Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) loans.Chrysler repaid $5.1 ... Read more...

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Soon, computers with immune system like humans to avert cyber-attacks


April 24th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Computer scientists and IT engineers are planning to build a new technology that would help computers fight viruses just like the human immune system.This technology would help overcome ... Read more...

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Proper nutrition can help soldiers recover from traumatic brain injury


April 21st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Military personnel who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) must receive adequate protein and calories immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment, according to ... Read more...

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Hair straightening warning: Products could be harmful


April 14th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has warned that straightening the hair with certain products could be harmful to the health.The warning ... Read more...

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Cocaine-addicted people show heightened response to drug-related images


April 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of comparisons with a matched control ... Read more...

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Scientists make first perovskite-based superlens for the infrared


March 30th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Superlenses were previously made from elaborate artificial constructs known as metamaterials, which are difficult to be fabricated and tend to absorb a relatively high percentage of photons that ... Read more...

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‘Wearable’ PET scanner may help study brain function in moving animals


March 14th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Studying brain function and behaviour in fully awake, moving animals may soon be possible thanks to a new 'wearable,' portable PET scanner developed for rats.Scientists from the U.S. ... Read more...

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How support protein laminin plays a role in breast cancer development


March 8th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has found how a structural support protein called laminin plays a central role in the development of breast cancer.Mina Bissell with the U.S. Department of ... Read more...

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Spider-Man musical hit with triple workplace violations


March 5th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 5 (ANI): It seems the problems hounding musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' won't be disappearing anytime soon, with the show now being hit with triple workplace violations.The production ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate dips to 8.9 percent, lowest in nearly two years


March 5th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 5(ANI): The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to a nearly two-year low of 8.9 percent in February, according to the latest report from to the U.S. Department of Labor.The ... Read more...

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How mushrooms evolved alongside humans


March 4th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A researcher at Oregon State University and her team has published one of the most detailed genetic analyses ever done on morels or mushrooms, to help identify their ... Read more...

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U.S. government blocks $30 billion in Libyan assets, largest U.S. blocking ever


March 1st, 2011 - 2:51 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday said it has blocked at least 30 billion dollars in assets owned by the Libyan government, the largest blocking ... Read more...

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U.S. Department of Transportation to get $128 billion budget for 2012


February 15th, 2011 - 5:19 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday said that the department will get a $128 billion budget for 2012 for restoring the country's economic ... Read more...

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Mega-sized coffee, energy drinks ‘laden with excess sugar, calories’


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Many mega-sized coffee and energy drinks are loaded with extra calories and sugar, health experts have warned.Ellen Schuster, a University of Missouri nutrition expert, said that people ... Read more...

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U.S. government issues travel warning for Egypt, urges Americans to leave


January 30th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Sunday issued a travel warning for Egypt, urging Americans to leave the African nation 'as soon as they can safely do so'.Egypt plunged ... Read more...

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U.S. government issues travel alert for Egypt, warns against non-essential travel


January 29th, 2011 - 2:23 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Friday issued a travel alert for Egypt, urging Americans to defer non-essential travel to the African country amid massive anti-government protests.Egypt plunged into ... Read more...

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Lawsuit filed against Taco Bell for its meat mixture


January 26th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Montgomery, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of judges acting on the instruction from their client have brought a class action suit against Taco Bell for false claims in advertisements. The suit ... Read more...

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Indian Idol Out, X Factor In


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Parents Television Council has asked for Federal investigation of MTV’s hit U.S. show 'Skins'. After its huge success in Britain, this edgy new series was launched in the U.S. This ... Read more...

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U.S. air traffic increases 5.6 percent in October


January 17th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. air traffic in October experienced a 5.6 percent increase compared to the previous year's rate, according to a recently released U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Bureau ... Read more...

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USDA Issues Mandate For Healthier School Lunches


January 14th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In its bid to grapple with the menace of childhood obesity in United States which is haunting a majority of children in the country, the U.S. ... Read more...

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One Great Burger Beef Recalled By USDA


January 12th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In states like California and Oregon in USA the food safety inspectors have sent orders for a hamburger recall affecting over 226,000 pounds of ... Read more...

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US Homeland Security shuts down websites trafficking counterfeit goods


December 21st, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): U.S. Department of Homeland Security has shut down over 80 websites, which it alleges have been trafficking in counterfeit goods.Attorney General Eric Holder said that the bogus merchandise, including ... Read more...

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Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Seeberg’s Alleged Molester Not Facing Criminal Charges


December 18th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Indiana officials said that they would not file any charges against the University of Notre Dame football player, who was alleged involved in the sexual assault ... Read more...

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Genetically Modified Botox Apples Will Not Turn Brown, Claims Canadian Biotechnology Firm


December 15th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Cashmere, Dec 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A reputed Canadian Biotechnology firm has asked United States to approve apples which are genetically modified and will not turn brown after it is sliced. ... Read more...

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Continental Announces FareLock Scheme To Hike Revenue


December 14th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Continental Airlines has said that it will offer the passengers a scheme to hold a reservation and lock it for a quoted price for a ... Read more...

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US govt considering tech that would disable cell phones in cars


November 30th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): In a bid to stop the growing number of deaths and injuries related to distracted driving, the U.S. Department of Transportation is reportedly considering adding technology to automobiles ... Read more...

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Super Bowl ‘a huge magnet for sex traffickers’


November 18th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): The Super Bowl attracts more than just fans to whichever city it is held in, with figures showing that it is also a huge magnet for sex traffickers.The ... Read more...

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Turkey Recalled due to potential contamination


November 16th, 2010 - 2:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Texas, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A meat processing company is recalling more than 2,600 pounds of cooked turkey. The recall has been necessitated by fear that the ready-to-eat smoked turkey breasts could ... Read more...

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Engineered plants ‘could be turned into green plastics someday’


November 9th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists have engineered a plant that produces industrially relevant levels of compounds that could potentially be used to make plastics."The raw materials for most precursors currently come from ... Read more...

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U.S. bans toner and ink cartridges on passenger planes


November 9th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States on Monday announced an immediate ban on toner and ink cartridges over 16 ounces on passenger aircraft, while extending a Yemeni air cargo ban ... Read more...

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Google corrects faulty maps of Nicaragua, Costa Rica


November 8th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.8 (ANI): Google Maps is correcting its faulty maps of Nicaragua and Costa Rica after becoming the culprit in the latest border dispute between the two Central American countries.According to the ... Read more...

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Pentagon briefly locked down after gunshots fired


October 19th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. was briefly locked down on early Tuesday morning after several gunshots were fired at the southern side of the building, authorities said.Pentagon ... Read more...

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Pentagon briefly locked down after suspected gunshots heard


October 19th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. was briefly locked down on early Tuesday morning after a report of shots fired on the southern side of the building, authorities ... Read more...

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