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lumber-030515.jpg Trouble is piling up for Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. from different quarters, with a U.S. Senator calling for a federal probe into the specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, while two law firms said they have filed a class action lawsuit against the company for selling Chinese-made laminated wood floors containing dangerous levels of toxic formaldehyde.

JOblessClaims-030515.jpg In a somewhat troubling sign for the labor market ahead of tomorrow's monthly jobs report, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected increase in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended February 28th.

Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO, with the Health Ministry of Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières, Epicentre and The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness...

BattleShip-030515.jpg After 70 years, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his research team located the heaviest and the most powerfully armed Japanese battleship Musashi that sank during the World War II. The team has been mapping the bottom of the sea with various devices for the last eight years.

WHO-Guidelines-030515.jpg New guidelines released by World Health Organization (WHO) recommended a marginal reduction in daily sugar intake to boost health and stave off non-communicable diseases. The United Nations health agency recommends that adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10 percent of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5 percent or roughly 25 grams (6 tea

While Afghanistan remains a dangerous place with many challenges ahead, it's unlikely the Taliban have the ability to best Afghan forces on the battlefield or topple the government, the top U.S. general in the country told the US Congress. Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Operation Resolute...

MarkLippert-030515.jpg U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted in Seoul by a man demanding Korean reunification and end to US-Korea joint military drills. Lippert was speaking at a breakfast meeting when he was slashed on his face and left hand by a man with a knife, reports quoting South Korean police said. The US State Department said the Ambassador has undergone a surgery at a local hospital, and

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted Thursday morning in Seoul while giving a speech at a breakfast meeting. The ambassador was slashed on his face and hand by a man demanding Korean reunification, reports quoting South Korean police said. Washington strongly condemned this...

The President of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday urged a coordinated international response to the trafficking of wildlife that took aim at the both the supply and demand side of poaching and the illegal trade in animals. On the commemoration of World Wildlife Day, Sam Kutesa (Uganda)...

An Orange County, California, resident has been indicted on offenses including an attempt to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization -- the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Adam Dandach, 21, who attempted to travel to Syria last year has been indicted on a series...

Briefing the UN Security Council on Wednesday, the agency's top envoy to Libya warned the overall situation in the north African country is "deteriorating rapidly" amid a growing terrorist threat and continuing violence. He urged national stakeholders to move firmly in defining the country's future. Bernardino...

ww2ship-030415.jpg Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's maritime plunge took an exciting yet somber turn, after he found the wreck of a once-feared World War II Japanese battleship that met its doom by enemy torpedoes decades ago near the Philippines.

LostCity-Honduras-030415.jpg A team of archaeologists from Colorado State University and the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History have discovered ruins of an unexplored city believed to have been built by a vanished culture in Honduras. The site's artifacts date from A.D. 1000 to 1400, however, it is not yet clear about...

supremecourt-030415.jpg President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement was back on the docket at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the court heard oral arguments in a case that could potentially deal a fatal blow to the healthcare reform law known as Obamacare.

SonyVirtualRealityHeadset-030415.jpg Sony said it plans to release its virtual-reality headset next year, giving gamers something more to cheer about when using their playstation 4 console.

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