National Labs Day at Howard showcases career opportunities, free and open to NSU students
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National Labs Day at Howard showcases career opportunities, free and open to NSU students

Howard University, Washington, D.C., is hosting a DOE/NNSA National Laboratories Day Career Fair on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Research Building. Students interested in participating should register soon since some events are first-come, first-served. Registration and information about the event is available at http://www.labsrecruiting.com. The event is open to … Continue reading

Cancer ‘moonshot’ aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer
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Cancer ‘moonshot’ aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harking back to America’s triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a “moonshot” effort to cure cancer. Don’t expect miracles in the administration’s last months in office. “It probably won’t be cured in my lifetime, but I think it’ll be cured in yours,” President Barack Obama told … Continue reading

Botched French drug trial leaves 1 brain dead, 5 in hospital
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Botched French drug trial leaves 1 brain dead, 5 in hospital

PARIS (AP) — One man is brain dead and three others are facing possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a botched drug test in western France, the French Health Ministry said Friday, Jan. 15. The prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into what French Health Minister Marisol Touraine called “an accident of … Continue reading

Google: Self-driving cars improve, but still need human help
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Google: Self-driving cars improve, but still need human help

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google’s futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed Tuesday, Jan. 12, results it says are encouraging but show the technology has yet to reach the goal of not needing someone behind the wheel. With Google’s fleet logging tens … Continue reading

Nigeria slashes telecoms company fine by a third to $3.4 bln
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Nigeria slashes telecoms company fine by a third to $3.4 bln

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is slashing its fine on MTN, Africa’s largest telecommunications operator, by more than a third to $3.4 billion, and the CEO of the embattled Nigerian subsidiary has resigned, the company said Thursday. The South Africa-based MTN Group also announced major management changes to strengthen oversight and regulatory compliance across all … Continue reading

Clarifies Grebeyes’ argument that hospital didn’t conduct additional brain-wave tests after April to establish Aden is dead in 7th paragraph; With AP Photos. Q&A: A look at the Nevada court fight over life-support
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Clarifies Grebeyes’ argument that hospital didn’t conduct additional brain-wave tests after April to establish Aden is dead in 7th paragraph; With AP Photos. Q&A: A look at the Nevada court fight over life-support

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A father’s bid to keep his 20-year-old daughter on life-support at a Reno hospital after doctors declared her brain-dead is pending before a Nevada state court judge. Beyond the family attorney’s claim on Wednesday that the cost of caring for Aden Hailu (AY’-dehn HEHL’-oo) is driving hospital efforts to pull the … Continue reading