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U.S. FDA wants more data on sunscreen additives before approval

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Pilar Olivares A woman sunbathes next to beach chairs at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro April 29, 2014. The additives, ecamsule and enzacamene, are to protect the skin against cancer-causing ultra-violet (UV) rays. In January, the FDA reached a similar conclusion on six other ingredients that had been pending approval.

White House urges parents to heed advice urging childhood vaccines

reuters.com — "People should evaluate this for themselves with a bias toward good science and toward the advice of our public health professionals," President Barack Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters. Asked whether people should be getting vaccinated, Earnest said: "That's what the science indicates." "The science on this is really clear," Earnest added.

Biden says not worried after shots fired near Delaware residence

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Murad Sezer Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at an Atlantic Council summit in Istanbul November 22, 2014. "I feel completely safe," Biden said on NBC's "Today" program. "I'm not worried about it, and I think the security of my home is fine."

Obama's top aide takes blame for U.S. absence in Paris march

news.yahoo.com — By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's chief of staff on Tuesday took responsibility for not sending a top U.S. official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in the French capital earlier this month.

Obama's top aide takes blame for U.S. absence in Paris march

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (C) arrives to attend a U.S. House Democratic Caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 11, 2014. Denis McDonough said in a television interview that it was his decision not to send the president or a high-level American representative to the Jan.

$1.6 million fine levied on Southwest for tarmac delays

dispatch.com — WASHINGTON - The U.S. government fined Southwest Airlines $1.6 million yesterday in what it said was the biggest civil penalty levied against an airline for violating rules barring long waits for passengers in planes on the runway.

US citizens face charges for failed coup in Gambia

bdlive.co.za — WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Texas businessman who allegedly wanted to be the president of Gambia with conspiring with a former US Army sergeant and others to orchestrate a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation last week.

U.S. charges Texas businessman, vet in Gambia coup bid

af.reuters.com — By Mark Hosenball and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Texas businessman who allegedly wanted to be the president of Gambia with conspiring with a former U.S. Army sergeant and others to orchestrate a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation last week.

US charges two for Gambia ‘coup’

iol.co.za — Washington - Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Texas businessman who allegedly wanted to be the president of Gambia with conspiring with a former US Army sergeant and others to orchestrate a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation last week.

US charges two men in connection with failed Gambia coup

bdlive.co.za — WASHINGTON - Two Americans with ties to Gambia were part of a failed effort last week to overthrow the tiny West African nation's government, the US Justice Department charged on Monday. Cherno Njie and Papa Faal, a former US Army sergeant, appeared in federal courts in Baltimore and Minneapolis on Monday, the department said.
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