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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, researchers say

Jul 29, 2014

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, researchers say

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe President Obama is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That’s better than a ...

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation ...

Netanyahu warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

Jul 29, 2014

Netanyahu warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

Israel’s prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled territory to evacuate ahead of what appeared to be a broadening of the three-week war. “What ...

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

A new Senate proposal to curb the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak. Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, ...

Jul 29, 2014

Web tycoon Dotcom says he'll reach 5% in New Zealand election

Kim Dotcom, the Internet tycoon facing extradition to the U.S. on piracy charges, said his political party is on course to win more than 5 percent of the vote in New Zealand’s general election by appealing to young and first-time voters. The party’s own ...

Jul 29, 2014

Three officers wounded in Manhattan shootout; suspect killed

Three New York law enforcement officers were wounded Monday in a shootout in Manhattan with an individual who was killed in the exchange of fire, authorities said. The incident occurred shortly after noon in the heart of the West Village, setting off a massive ...