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Long-serving US Republican Senator switches sides

Long-serving US Republican Senator switches sides Washington - Senator Arlen Specter, who has served as a Republican in Congress for nearly 30 years, announced Tuesday that he has switched parties and will now join the majority Democrats. The Pennsylvania senator's defection bolsters Democratic control of the Senate and enhances President Barack Obama's ability to push through his ambitious legislative agenda in Congress.

Report: Chrysler and creditors reach last-minute deal

Report: Chrysler and creditors reach last-minute deal Washington - Chrysler LLC reportedly reached a deal Tuesday with its creditors to write off nearly 7 billion dollars in debt, just days before a government ultimatum for the ailing US carmaker to restructure or face bankruptcy. In a deal brokered by the Treasury Department, bank representatives have agreed to forgo 6.9 billion dollars in debt in exchange for 2 billion dollars in cash, Bloomberg News reported, citing unnamed government officials.

What you need to know about swine flu

What you need to know about swine fluWashington, Apr 28: While there have been a number of outbreaks of the new strain of swine flu, there also have emerged a whole gamut of misinformation. Now, scientists have elaborated exactly what one needs to know about this new epidemic.

Infectious disease expert Charles Ericsson, M. D., professor of internal medicine and director of Travel Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, has answered some questions regarding swine flu, which are as follows:

1. How do symptoms of swine flu differ from other types of flu?

Dame Helen Mirren prefers supermarket snack to red carpet cuisine

Dame Helen Mirren prefers supermarket snack to red carpet cuisineWashington, Apr 28: Renowned Hollywood actress Dame Helen Mirren prefers supermarket snack to red carpet cuisine.

The discovery was made when she was spotted buying some snacks at a supermarket, while returning home from an award function.

The actress, who attended the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV Awards in the U. K., on Sunday night stopped at the supermarket on her way home to grab a few snacks.

The actress went to buy a quiche while decked out in her designer ball gown.

Jon Bon Jovi is scared of his wife!

Jon Bon Jovi is scared of his wife!Washington, Apr 28 : Rocker Jon Bon J

Miley Cyrus dons teacher’s cap for a day

Miley Cyrus dons teacher’s cap for a dayWashington, Apr 28 : Hollyw

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