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at 05:45 on September 30, 2014, EDT.
Drugmaker Pfizer, aiming to raise sales of its Viagra, starts new ad campaign targeting women
TRENTON, N.J. - The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.
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at 03:05 on September 30, 2014, EDT.
Increased seismic activity raises concern of another eruption at Japan volcano where 36 died
KISO, Japan - Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.
at 03:02 on September 30, 2014, EDT.
Secret Service director to face lawmakers about White House security breach
WASHINGTON - The director of the Secret Service will face lawmakers Tuesday for the first public accounting of the details surrounding an embarrassing and worrisome security breach at the White House earlier this month that, according to a congressman, was worse than the agency has publicly acknowledged.
at 23:06 on September 29, 2014, EDT.
At the UN, Netanyahu says Hamas and Islamic State are 'branches of the same poisonous tree'
In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.
at 22:58 on September 29, 2014, EDT.
Jury sentences Texas cancer doctor to 10 years in prison for poisoning lover's coffee
HOUSTON - A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.
at 22:52 on September 29, 2014, EDT.
Dozens of possible jurors rejected after saying they couldn't be impartial in Arias case
PHOENIX - Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.
at 22:45 on September 29, 2014, EDT.
Dallas hospital says patient in 'strict isolation' may have deadly Ebola virus
DALLAS - A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday.
at 22:27 on September 29, 2014, EDT.
Once shunned by US, India's Modi rides wave of enthusiasm to White House for visit with Obama
WASHINGTON - Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House, where he is kicking off a two-day visit with President Barack Obama. The two leaders sought to put a brave face on the relationship despite widespread concerns that U.S.-Indian ties have frayed in recent years.
at 22:06 on September 29, 2014, EDT.
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set Wednesday deadline for response from government
HONG KONG - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience.
at 18:41 on September 29, 2014, EDT.
Man releases hostage in incident that forced evacuation of Brazilian hotel in capital city
SAO PAULO - A Brazilian hotel was evacuated in the capital of Brasilia on Monday after a man took hostage an employee who was held for hours before he was safely released to police.
at 18:27 on September 29, 2014, EDT.
Iceland announces 'unique' men-only UN conference on women, gender equality
Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited.
UN mission to co-ordinate Ebola response opens headquarters in Ghana
DAKAR, Senegal - The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will co-ordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis.
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