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Economy Nov 28‘Black Friday’ Shoppers, Retailers Cautious Amid Weak Economy
Scores of shoppers began arriving at stores early Friday to grab deals on the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. Many shoppers and retailers, however, remained cautious about holiday spending over concerns about the sluggish economy.
World Nov 28Multiple Sites Targeted in Mumbai Attacks
A series of attacks hit India's financial capital of Mumbai Wednesday. Most of the assaults, which targeted 10 sites, happened within minutes of each other, starting around 9:30 p.m. The following is information on some attack sites.
World Nov 28At Least 150 Dead in Mumbai Attacks
At least 150 people have been killed and 370 injured in the attacks on luxury hotels and other sites in Mumbai, India, which began Wednesday. At least two Americans and a young rabbi and his wife who ran a Jewish…
World Nov 27Indian Forces Battle Militants in Effort to Free Hostages After Terror Attacks
Indian commandos engaged in a room-to-room search through two luxury hotels in Mumbai, India, Thursday in an effort to free dozens of people trapped by militants who launched a series of coordinated attacks in the city, killing more than 100…
Science Nov 27In China, Scientists Discover Oldest Turtle Fossil Ever Found
Which came first, the land turtle or the sea turtle? Scientists aren't sure, but a newly-discovered fossil of a 220-million-year-old turtle seems to tip the scale toward aquatic evolution, and may help explain how turtles evolved their shells.
World Nov 26Multiple Attacks in Mumbai Leave at Least 78 Dead
At least 78 people were killed and 200 wounded Wednesday when gunmen opened fire on a crowded train station, luxury hotels and a restaurant popular with tourists in Mumbai, India's financial capital, a top state official said.
Health Nov 26Study Shows First-ever Drop in New Cancer Rates
New cancer rates in the United States have declined for the first time and the cancer death rate among men and women has continued to drop, according to an annual report on cancer published Tuesday in the Journal of the…
Politics Nov 26Thai Army Chief Urges PM to Quit as Protesters Paralyze Airport
Thailand's army chief called for the country's prime minister to resign Wednesday in the face of protests that have paralyzed the government and stranded thousands of passengers at Bangkok's main airport.
World Nov 25Osama Bin Laden’s Ex-Driver to Be Returned to Yemen
Salim Hamdan, a former driver for terror leader Osama Bin Laden, is being transferred from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, back to his home country of Yemen, defense officials tell news agencies.
Economy Nov 25Fed Commits $800 Billion to Unfreeze Credit Markets, Boost Consumer Spending
The Federal Reserve announced two new programs Tuesday aimed at unfreezing credit for homebuyers, small businesses and consumers.