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NYC Funds Guide on How to Shoot Heroin Safely

The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene spent $32,000 of tax money on 70,000 copies that offer information on how to prepare drugs carefully and care for veins to avoid infection.

Freed Guantánamo inmates are heading for Yemen to join al-Qaeda fight

UNDATED - At least a dozen former Guantánamo Bay inmates have rejoined al-Qaeda to fight in Yemen, The Times has learnt, amid growing concern over the ability of the country’s Government to accept almost 100 more fo

New mammogram guideline released, fuels confusion

UNDATED - Breast cancer screening just got more confusing today, as two medical organizations announced annual mammograms should begin at age 40, and earlier for high-risk women.

Presidential appointee, transgender aide starts Tuesday

WASHINGTON - One of the executive branch's first transgender appointees will start working in the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Cable bill set to rise

UNDATED - The performances on “American Idol” may be erratic and the plot twists on “Lost” may be unpredictable, but one facet of television is certain: the costs just keep going up.

Security guard killed, U.S. Marshall shot in federal building in Las Vegas

A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, killing a court officer and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death.

Court Security Guard Killed, U.S. Marshal Shot in Las Vegas

A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, killing a court officer and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death.

Mitt Romney headed to Iowa

UNDATED - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will make two stops in Iowa in March as part of his nationwide book tour, following visits by fellow 2012 GOP hopefuls Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty.

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Cold, windy weather enveloping the U.S. from the northern Plains to the East Coast may continue to break temperature records today. In south Florida, orange growers may escape most crop damage.

World's tallest skyscraper opens

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Dubai has renamed its new skyscraper, the tallest in the world, the Burj Khalifa, state news agency WAM reported, in a surprise move apparently intended to honor the United Arab Emirate