- Running on empty: EPA slashes biofuel goals because of ethanol shortage
- ‘Gay Jeans’ that fade into rainbow-colored denim created
- Divided court strikes down big porn award
- Jimmy Carter: Don’t hurt Russian people with sanctions
- Oldest ex-MLB player dies in Cuba, 2 days shy of 103rd birthday
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- Bill Clinton to endorse Charlie Rangel for re-election
- Pfc. Bradley Manning is now Pfc. Chelsea Manning: Court says so
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Thursday, showing 33 more cases and two additional deaths reported to the agency in the past day. The outbreak of rare fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain.
City, rabbis clash over circumcision ritual
NEW YORK — A group of rabbis is clashing with New York City health officials over the safety of an ancient circumcision ritual.
Three rabbis and three Jewish groups sued the city Thursday in an attempt to block enforcement of a new regulation requiring written parental consent for the rite, which health experts say spreads infection and has killed two children since 2004.
During the ritual, the person performing the circumcision attempts to cleanse the wound by sucking blood from the cut and spitting it aside.
New York City’s Health Department says the saliva contact could give the infant herpes simplex, a virus that is harmless in adults but can be deadly in newborns.
Emory apologizes for ‘50s anti-Semitism
ATLANTA — Emory University in Atlanta is apologizing for a legacy of anti-Semitism at its dental school in the 1950s.
From 1948 to 1961, dozens of Jewish students were flunked out or forced to repeat a year or more of classes. That left many feeling inadequate and ashamed for decades despite successful careers.
Emory this week invited many of those former students to campus for a meeting with President James W. Wagner and a screening of a film about the discrimination. Mr. Wagner expressed regret that the discrimination happened and that it’s taken so long for it to be properly acknowledged.
Crews search for 4th victim in garage rubble
MIAMI — Workers inched closer Thursday afternoon to pulling a fourth likely casualty from the site of a parking garage collapse as a search for answers continued over what reduced a routine construction project to piles of twisted steel and crumbled concrete.
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