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Dominique Strauss-Kahn was likely French presidential candidate

The leader of the International Monetary Fund and a possible candidate for president of France was pulled from an airplane and arrested on Sunday in connection with the violent sexual assault of a hotel maid, New York police said.


ATLANTA (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that juveniles cannot be sentenced to death, and that they also cannot be sentenced to life in prison without parole for rape and other non-homicide offenses. But what about those juveniles who were convicted of murder?
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is now considering a case that could answer that question. The court heard arguments in the case Wednesday.


Search engine leader is facing increasing scrutiny from regulators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google Inc.'s lucrative online advertising system is facing a U.S. Justice Department investigation that is expected to cost the Internet search leader at least $500 million.
The disclosure made by Google on Tuesday in a quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission serves as the latest reminder of the intensifying regulatory scrutiny facing the Internet's most powerful company.


It's unclear if the blood suckers can transmit the infection

ATLANTA (AP) -- Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph "superbug." Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood.
Bedbugs have not been known to spread disease, and there's no clear evidence that the five bedbugs found on the patients or their belongings had spread the MRSA germ they were carrying or a second less dangerous drug-resistant bacteria.


ATLANTA (AP) -- Porsche Cars North America said Thursday it plans to consolidate several of its U.S. operations at a new $100 million complex being planned in the Atlanta area, where it already has headquarters.
The German luxury automaker said the complex, to be built near the new International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, will include a road course allowing potential customers to take luxury cars for a spin.


New director, new songs give hope for disasterous first run

NEW YORK (AP) -- Taking a page from the comics, producers of Broadway's "Spider-Man" musical are hoping their battered hero can somehow return from the dead.
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," Broadway's most expensive and audacious show, emerges from a three-week hiatus on Thursday night with what the creative team and producers say is a cleaner story, tighter music and more love story.
About a dozen people were waiting for the box office at the Foxwoods Theatre to open to buy tickets Thursday morning and, in a sign that demand may be softer than when the musical first opened its doors in November, tickets for the reimagined show were available for that night's performance.


Ethics panel finds his actions do not violate judicial code of conduct

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal bankruptcy judge's membership in a country club that has no women or blacks as full-fledged members does not violate the judicial code of conduct, an appeals panel has narrowly ruled.
Several judges strongly dissented, saying it is improper for Judge George Paine II to belong to Belle Meade Country Club because it has a clear record of discrimination.


Endeavour - making its 25th and final journey - will fly to the International Space Station and deliver a $2 billion science experiment.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's countdown clocks began ticking again Friday for the next-to-last space shuttle launch, delayed two weeks ago by an electrical problem aboard Endeavour.


Early treated patients were 96 percent less likely to spread HIV to uninfected partners

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major study finds that treating HIV patients early, before they're too sick, dramatically lowers their chances of spreading the AIDS virus to a sexual partner.
The nine-country study confirms what scientists have long believed, that HIV medicines don't just benefit patients' own health but act as prevention by making those people less infectious. Earlier treatment meant patients were 96 percent less likely to spread HIV to their uninfected partner.


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