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False positive test results may not be as damaging as previously thought

A new study out of Brown University suggests receiving a false positive test result may not be as mentally damaging as previously thought. Researchers surveyed nearly 3,000 participants in a large lung cancer study. Researchers found those who had received a false positive did not experience more anxiety, or a lower quality of life, when compared to patients...

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14 hours 53 minutes ago

False bomb threat phoned in to Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police and their bomb-sniffing dogs responded to a phoned-in threat Thursday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe says the response turned up no bomb and Tom Bradley International Terminal was cleared after about an hour. Vehicle traffic was temporarily diverted from the... Read Story

19 hours 56 seconds ago

California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that state officials were concerned the guidelines for so-called lane splitting could be misconstrued as... Read Story

19 hours 40 minutes ago

Small Southern California wildfire contained

HEMET, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have contained a wildfire that burned 78 acres of brush in the inland region east of Los Angeles. The Riverside County Fire Department says the fire broke out in small community of Aguanga shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday. It was fully contained around midnight. More... Read Story

20 hours 13 minutes ago

Fishermen, dog rescued from burning boat

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say two fishermen and a dog were rescued from a burning boat off Orange County. Sheriff's Harbor Patrol officials say the men called for help Wednesday afternoon after their 24-foot powerboat caught fire and sent up a huge plume of smoke. Before a sheriff's... Read Story

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17 hours 12 minutes ago

Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says crews have found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight. Coast Guard spokesman Gene Maestas in Honolulu says portions of the single-engine plane's fuselage were recovered Wednesday night in... Read Story

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US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great... Read Story

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