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NHTSA Buried Study on Cell Phone Dangers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gathered hundreds of pages of research and warnings about the hazards of drivers using cell phones, but withheld the information from the public in part out of fear of angering Congress

FDA Approves 'Ordinary' Seasonal Flu Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration approved the ordinary seasonal flu vaccine on Monday and said Americans should plan to be vaccinated.

Second of 3 Escaped Indiana Inmates Captured

Authorities say the second of three inmates who escaped from the Indiana State Prison has been captured in southern Indiana.

Charge Dropped Against Harvard Prof in Theft Mix-Up

Authorities dropped a disorderly conduct charge against a prominent Harvard University professor at the center of a robbery mix-up that happened when he re-entered his own home through a jammed front door.

Obama Won't Rule Out Health Surtax

In interview, president refuses to take surtax off the table in escalating debate over how to pay for health care plan

WHO: Swine Flu Death Toll Hits 700

The H1N1 virus has killed more than 700 people worldwide since emerging in April, and countries could consider closing schools to slow its spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

New iPhone App Helps You Buy Pot

'Cannabis,' $1.99 app for iPhone and iPod Touch lets you find medical marijuana in 13 states that have such laws, lawyers in 37 others that don't.

Jackson's Father Suggests Doctor Had Role in Death

Joe Jackson said in a televised interview Monday that he's taken his son Michael's death "very hard" and believes the doctor who took care of him could be behind the singer's demise.

Father and Sons Open Fire in Turkey, Killing 6

A man and two of his sons opened fire at random in an eastern Turkish village Tuesday, killing six people and wounding seven others, an official said.