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Canada politician mistakes Bank of England governor for actor

OTTAWA - One of the world's most famous central bank chiefs, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, briefly became the late American actor Art Carney during a Canadian election debate on Friday.

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Belgian scientists look for biofuel clues in panda poo

BRUGELETTE, Belgium - Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on how to develop new generations of biofuel.

Science, Life, 28 Sep 2015

Idaho school requires cheerleaders to wear leggings with short skirts

SALMON, Idaho - An Idaho high school is requiring its cheerleaders to wear leggings or sweatpants under their uniforms after finding the short skirts were not suited for stairs or sitting without exposing the buttocks of teen girls, an administrator said on Thursday.

Life 24 Sep 2015

Shhh! New Orleans takes steps to turn down the music

NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, a city synonymous with music and raucous revelry, government officials are launching a public health campaign aimed at turning down the volume.

Life 24 Sep 2015

Did Pentagon employees try to expense strip club, casino bills?

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's Inspector General is investigating whether U.S. military personnel tried to get the U.S. government to pay them back for bills they racked up at casinos and strip clubs, using official travel charge cards.

23 Sep 2015

Oregon town seeks solutions to droves of fearless deer

PORTLAND, Ore. - A town in southern Oregon will hold a public meeting to discuss how to deal with droves of fearless deer that wander the streets, occasionally acting aggressively toward residents, state wildlife officials said on Tuesday.

Environment, Water 23 Sep 2015