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Employers expecting more hires in 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. employers expect to hire more new workers in 2010 than they did in 2009, a sign the U.S. recession may be easing its grip, research showed on Tuesday.

Intel Report: Iran Looking to Smuggle Raw Uranium

Iran is close to clinching a deal to secretly import 1,350 tons of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan, according to a report obtained by the AP.

Study shows antibody finds, wipes out prostate cancer

UNDATED - US researchers have found an antibody that hunts down prostate cancer cells in mice and can destroy the killer disease even in an advanced stage, a study showed Monday.

Photo Catches N.Y. Prison Guard Sleeping on Job

A city correction officer took a cell phone photo of his co-worker sleeping on duty, leading to disciplinary action against both of them.

Sen. Dodd slashed aviation security funding for pet constituency

Now that our attention is focused on airline security measures thanks to the failed airline attack on Christmas Day, it's worth mentioning that one senator took money away from aviation security to line the pockets

Airports begin to receive whole-body scanners

DALLAS - Only 19 U.S. airports have received sophisticated imaging machines that can detect explosives hidden in clothing.

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Web Posts Suggest Depressed, Lonely Terror Suspect

Internet postings purportedly written by a Nigerian charged with trying to bomb a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day suggest a religious and depressed young man who fantasized about becoming a Muslim holy warrior.

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Attempted Plane Bombing

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the attempted bombing of a U.S. airliner.

Metal Detectors Useless in Finding Powerful Explosive PETN

Magnetometers — the metal detectors passengers walk through before boarding airplanes — can detect firearms and box-cutters, but they're useless for detecting the powerful explosive PETN.