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For TB Clues, Researchers Turn to Bones

Key to disease's evolution may lie in 6,000-year-old DNA

(Newser) - Scientists are analyzing bones found in the ancient city of Jericho, in what's now the West Bank, for clues to fighting tuberculosis. The German, Israeli, and Palestinian researchers hope the 6,000-year-old DNA they're studying will reveal how the disease evolves and how to combat it. More »

Israel Foils Plot to Kill Olmert

Palestinian prez ordered Fatah elite force to attack, say Israeli officials

(Newser) - Israel thwarted a plot by Fatah militants to attack a convoy carrying Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to the West Bank town of Jericho in August, AFP reports. Plotters  reportedly included members of an elite group directly under the command of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Three men were arrested by Palestinian... More »

New TV Season Disappoints

First set of debuts get lukewarm reception

(Newser) - The fall TV season isn't wowing audiences so far, Variety reports. Four fresh shows hit the small screen last night, but none made a big splash. Fox's "Back to You" was tops among 18- to 49-year-olds and attracted 9.4 million viewers overall. But it won by a slim... More »

Olmert, Abbas Talk on Palestinian Soil

Jericho get-together signals progress in stalled peace process

(Newser) - Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas met in the West Bank city of Jericho today, the first time an Israeli head of state has been to the Palestinian territories in 7 years. The meeting was an attempt by both parties to bolster the moderate Fatah party’s standing and to bring... More »

CBS Considers Uncanceling Cult Show

Weeks of 'Jericho' fan protests have the network listening

(Newser) - CBS is reconsidering its decision to cancel the postapocalyptic drama "Jericho" thanks to sustained and vociferous protests from the show's fans. Viewers called, wrote, emailed, and sent 50,000 pounds of peanuts to the network, a reference to a character exclaiming "Nuts!" when asked if the town... More »

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