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At least 24 dead in Taiwan gas explosions

TAIPEI -- At least 24 people were killed and 270 injured in multiple gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, local authorities said Friday.

Four firefighters called the scene were among the dead after the blasts late Thursday....

Medical labs to get new FDA oversight

The Food & Drug Administration on Thursday announced it would step up its regulation of a class of lab tests that have been key in ushering in an era of personalized medicine -- a step the agency has long considered against strong opposition by ...