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Rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a maternity and children’s hospital that was shattered by a gas explosion Thursday in Cuajimalpa, on the outskirts of Mexico City.Associated Press

Mexican children's hospital wrecked by gas blast, killing at least 2

MEXICO CITY — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped. At least two people were killed and 73 injured, Mexico City officials …


  1. Obama seeks studies on 'precision medicine' based on individuals' genetics (w/ video)


    WASHINGTON — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.

    President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. [Associated Press]
  2. Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.

  3. What to wear? First ladies are steeped in protocol


    WASHINGTON — The first lady, Michelle Obama, bared her head in Saudi Arabia, but covered it at the Vatican and at an Indonesian mosque. Laura Bush wore a head scarf only briefly in Saudi Arabia and to tour the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Hillary Rodham Clinton covered her head in Eritrea, the West Bank and …

    Michelle Obama inspired headlines and Internet chatter this week when she was photographed without headgear during a visit with President Barack Obama to Saudi Arabia.
  4. How cheap parking makes a lot of life more expensive


    WASHINGTON — Geof Glass, a Ph.D. student at Simon Frasier University, makes an interesting point in a blog post that has been circulating for the last two days among people online fascinated by the economics of parking: The purchases you make at a store surrounded by free customer parking are effectively taxed to …

  5. China clamps down still harder on Internet access


    BEIJING — Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet startup in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation's smothering cyberpolice as she tries — and fails — to browse photo-sharing websites like Flickr and struggles to …