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'Vampires' keep doctors in the dark for fear of stereotyping: study

SALMON, Idaho - It is not easy being a vampire, and even harder to come out of the coffin to a physician or therapist for fear they will misinterpret the habit of ingesting the blood of willing donors or succumb to stereotyping, a study finds.

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World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in New York City

NEW YORK - The world's oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York.

06 Jul 2015

Sex on a Florida beach leads to two-and-a-half years prison time

TAMPA, Fla. - A man convicted of having sex on a public beach in Florida in front of a child was sentenced on Monday to 2-1/2 years in prison, a state prosecutor said.

U.S. 06 Jul 2015

Mexican firm sorry for royally selling president short

MEXICO CITY - It could have been the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Mexico's president.

02 Jul 2015

No sweat? Colombia turns to lie detectors to tackle government graft

BOGOTA - Colombia's government plans to carry out lie detector tests on senior civil servants who allocate contracts to private companies as it tries to clamp down on widespread corruption and embezzlement of public funds.

World 02 Jul 2015

Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane

LISBON - A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.

02 Jul 2015