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  • Phone-Hacking Scandal Widens Into Bribery Probe
    Rebekah Brooks became the latest News Corp. executive to face criminal charges amid the ongoing phone-hacking scandal in Great Britain. Police arrested the former chief executive Sunday. The scandal has also cost Britain's top policeman his job.
  • World Cup: U.S. Loses To Japan On Penalty Kicks
    The U.S. women's World Cup team lost to Japan in the tournament's final match on Sunday. The Americans lost on penalty kicks after overtime expired with the teams tied at 2-2.
  • Terrorism Training Casts Pall Over Muslim Employee
    A three-day seminar for local police and law enforcement in Ohio turned a state employee who ran a key Muslim outreach program into a suspect. And there's growing evidence that many of these training sessions are providing officers at the grass roots with a biased view of Muslims in America.
  • L.A. Drivers Ecstatic As I-405 Reopens Early
    Los Angeles officials have reopened a major interstate freeway that was closed for construction. Fearing traffic jams of epic proportions, many drivers stayed off the roads over the weekend. But cars were back on Interstate 405 a day ahead of schedule.
  • Tinnitus: Why Won't My Ears Stop Ringing?
    Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, can be so annoying that a person can't sleep, think or work. It's a common problem for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. For a long time, doctors thought tinnitus was a problem in the ears. They now think it's more of a problem in the brain.
  • Rethinking Tinnitus: When The Ringing Won't Stop, Clear Your Mind
    People living with tinnitus — a ringing in the ears — have traditionally been counseled to drown the noise out. New research is testing the effectiveness of meditation — or mindfulness training — to help sufferers learn to accept the noise.
  • Looming Debt Crises Boost Gold Prices
    There are debt crises and possible defaults looming on both sides of the Atlantic, and this has investors looking for safe places to park their money. Gold is always attractive when the going gets rough. So many investors are piling into the precious metal that prices have been rising for the last 10 days.
  • Google Plus Sets Out To Compete With Facebook
    Google has rolled out its latest venture into the world of social media: Google Plus. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Jennifer 8 Lee about the newest social network.
  • Virgin Galactic Eyes Passenger Space Travel
    As NASA ends its shuttle program this week, a private company is gearing up for business. Virgin Galactic is hoping to begin offering rides into space soon. The company is still vague about its exact timeline for a launch, though official hope for a liftoff in about 18 months.
  • Obama To Announce Chief For Consumer Agency
    The Obama administration is expected to nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The appointment would pass up Elizabeth Warren who pushed for the bureau's creation.

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