CDC optimistic new flu not as dangerous as first feared, but ‘we’re not out of the woods yet’

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are cautiously optimistic that the new swine flu isn’t as dangerous as first feared, but urged people on Sunday to keep taking commonsense precautions — and they can’t predict if it will roar back in the fall.

Times Co., Boston Globe unions resume negotiations, face another deadline to make concessions

BOSTON — Labor union leaders at The Boston Globe say the deep cuts in workers’ pay and benefits they’re offering should be more than enough to save the newspaper, which has been threatened with closure by its owner, The New York Times Co.

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Rajesh Khanna: No rise or fall of a star has been as been quite as dramatic or spectacular as that of Rajesh Khanna. From 1969 to 1972, the Rajesh Khanna phenomenon swept Bollywood off its feet and the hysteria he generated was unlike anything seen before and after. As superhit followed superhit and women all over the country swooned over him, Rajesh Khanna admitted feeling ‘next to God.’ In fact, Rajesh Khanna could perhaps be called Hindi Cinema’s first superstar. And yet in one of life’s greatest ironies just 5 years later by 1977, his career was in shambles as film after film began failing at the box office. As he fell to the ‘angry young man’ onslaught of Amitabh Bachchan and found himself totally rejected by filmgoers it is said he went to his terrace in heavy rain asking God not to test his patience…

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