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Medical blunder: surgeon operates on 4-year-old boy's wrong eye

In a bizarre medical error, an Oregon surgeon operated on the wrong eye of a 4-year-old boy from Washington state, according to multiple tabloid reports, citing a report by KATU-TV.

Woman's cellphone swallowed by crocodile ringing

Here's something strange that shows how sturdy some Nokia phones can be. There can be crocodile resistant!

Gravely ill Zsa Zsa Gabor has leg amputated

In an effort to save gravely ill Zsa Zsa Gabor, doctors amputated her right leg above the knee Friday. The doctors had to perform an above-the-knee amputation after they were unable to contain an infection stemming from hip replacement surgery she underwent last July, according to multiple tabloid reports.

Why NuStar Energy's Earnings Aren't So Hot

 Although business headlines still tout earnings numbers, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company's economic output. That's because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls.


U.S. Government to Sue BP

 Just when BP  (NYSE: BP) looked like its recovery from the Deepwater Horizon disaster was starting to strengthen, here comes news that the U.S. government is suing.


Boy with deformed face robbed of donation, support still pours in

The efforts have certainly not gone waste for the Sullivan family! Though they have been robbed of money they had collected for their 9-year-old son, Aidan Sullivan's surgery, support is still pouring in for them.

Billy Joel has hip-replacement surgery

New York -- Billy Joel's publicist confirmed Wednesday the U.S. rock 'n' roll icon has undergone double hip replacement surgery. said the 61-year-old musician had the operation last week to correct a congenital ailment.

"Billy Joel is doing extremely well following bilateral hip replacement," Joel's spokeswoman Claire Mercuri told the Web site.

The report did not say when Joel is expected to take the stage again.

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