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U.S. House panel OKs giving ships to Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional committee agreed to give Turkey several decommissioned U.S. military ships on Tuesday, but the legislator who sponsored the plan denied it was intended to temper Ankara's anger over U.S. legislation on Armenian genocide.

U.S. OKs artificial heart implants for seriously ill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seriously ill heart failure patients expected to live only a month and ineligible for transplant can get an implant of a permanent artificial heart, U.S. health officials ruled on Tuesday.

U.N. Council OKs bigger U.N. political role in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Security Council voted on Friday to give the United Nations an expanded political role in Iraq, promoting reconciliation between its rival factions and dialogue with neighboring countries.

Schwarzenegger OKs chemical exposure research

State health officers will use blood, urine, tissue, hair and breast milk samples collected voluntarily from a cross-section of California, taking into account ethnic, age, income and geographic differences, to gauge levels of exposure.

U.S. House oks Pentagon funds, holds fire on Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives early on Sunday approved more money for the Pentagon but not the unpopular Iraq war, which is expected to be the subject of a major legislative clash this fall.

U.S. OKs pediatric AIDS pill for global relief plan

The generic pill made by India's Cipla Ltd combines the generic HIV-fighting drugs lamivudine, stavudine and nevirapine.

Bush OKs pre-landfall hurricane emergency for Texas

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Saturday approved a pre-landfall emergency declaration for Texas to provide federal help if the state is hit by Hurricane Dean, White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.

Bush OKs pre-landfall hurricane emergency for Texas

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Saturday approved a pre-landfall emergency declaration for Texas in case the state is hit by Hurricane Dean, White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.

Olmert's cabinet OKs $100 mln transfer for Abbas

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet on Sunday approved the transfer of $100 million in Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas's office, Israeli officials said.

Olmert's cabinet OKs $100 mln transfer for Abbas

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's cabinet on Sunday unanimously approved the transfer of $100 million in Palestinian tax revenues to President Mahmoud Abbas's office, Israeli officials said.