WorldViews: September, 2011

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2011

Sept. 11 changed our world. How did it change yours? (#911changes)

We want to know how the world looks differently to you because of 9/11.

By Amanda Zamora and T.J. Ortenzi  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Syrian hackers take over Facebook page

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched an attack on Columbia University’s Facebook page Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 08/30/2011

‘Early signs of pregnancy’ searches an indicator of Hurricane Irene baby boom?

There’s some evidence to show that Hurricane Irene may mean more spring babies.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:18 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Jon Finkel, Magic game master, and the travails of dating online

A Gizmodo tale of woe turns into an Internet battle of the heart.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:48 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Nancy Grace: From Casey Anthony trial to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The HLN host rides high ratings from the Casey Anthony trial to a spot on the hot ABC show.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:35 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Jacob Zuma images burned to protest youth leader’s hearing

Violent protests broke out Tuesday in Johannesburg ahead of the disciplinary hearing of firebrand youth leader Julius Malema.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:26 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/30/2011

New Jersey school bans books for passages of drug usage and homosexuality

Parents of high-school students at Monroe Township Schools in Williamstown, New Jersey have asked that two books be pulled from sophomore students’ required reading list.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/30/2011

‘Hot sauce mom’ gets 3 years probation: Is TV to blame for extreme behavior?

Is TV to blame for the mother’s extreme behavior?

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Dutch motorists see money rain from the sky [video]

On Monday money fluttered across a highway near the Dutch city of Maastricht.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Robert Ford, U.S. ambassador to Syria, attacked [video]

A new video shows that the U.S. ambassador to Syria was attacked in Damascus last week by a supporter of President Bashar al-Assad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Obama’s jobs plan: Do you have hope? (#Obamajobs)

Collecting reader responses ahead of next week’s announcement.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:28 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Joao Silva on his future; NASA mulls an empty space station; WikiLeaks leaks

Morning news of note August 30, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Irene brings Vermont worst flooding in a century, governor says (Video and photos)

While major East Coast cities were spared by Irene, Vermont has suffered major flooding damage.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/30/2011

On Eid al-Fitr, hundreds of prisoners freed in Egypt, UAE, Oman

Hundreds of prisoners are released in Egypt, UAE, Oman and other countries to allow them to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Aisha Gaddafi gives birth to baby girl hours after fleeing to Algeria

Col. Moammar Gaddafi's daughter Aisha gave birth to a baby girl just hours after fleeing to Algeria.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Miss Universe India: plagiarizing tweets or missing the retweet button?

Learning the Twitter ropes can be trying for some.

By Melissa Bell  |  07:16 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Chatbots engage in conversation, decreasing fear that we will soon be overrun by robot overlords

When two robots meet

By Melissa Bell  |  05:58 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Ai Weiwei says Beijing ‘a constant nightmare’ in first article since his detention

Despite a ban on giving interviews or discussing his detention by authorities earlier this year, Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has spoken out again.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:05 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Adele ‘Someone Like You’ cover recordings abound

Although it’s hard to believe that anyone could top Adele’s sultry, sorrowful performance of “Someone Like You” at the Video Music Awards last night, hundreds have already tried.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Gaddafi’s wife, daughter, two sons reportedly escape to Algeria

Members of fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s family has entered Algeria, the country’s state news agency reports.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Hurricane Katrina: The Gulf Coast six years later (Photos)

Images from the still-recovering communities hit by one of the most powerful hurricanes on record in 2005.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Eid al-Fitr date confused by new moon sighting times around the world

Different sighting times of the new moon make it confusing to know on which day the Muslim holiday of Eid falls.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/29/2011

‘Hurricane murders’ suspect found dead in Pennsylvania woods

An Army officer suspected of killing four people in Pennsylvania and Virginia and then fleeing police officers during Tropical Storm Irene was found dead in a wooded area Sunday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Lockerbie bomber case resurfaces as Abdelbaset al-Megrahi found dying in Libya

The case to extradite Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi appears to be at an end

By Melissa Bell  |  11:23 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Gaddafi’s female bodyguards say they were raped, abused by the Libyan leader

Five women who were part of Col. Moammar Gaddafi’s elite team of female bodyguards say they were raped and abused by the now fugitive Libyan leader.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Happy Feet, Antarctic penguin stranded in New Zealand, returns home [video]

Two months after being found on a New Zealand beach far from his Antarctic home, the penguin dubbed “Happy Feet” is going back home.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:51 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Puerto Rico senator resigns after Weiner-esque photo scandal

Roberto Arango has resigned after photos resembling him popped up on the gay cruising app Grindr.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:16 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Beyonce pregnant; Gaddafi still on the run; Irene cleanup begins

Morning news of note on August 29, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:03 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 08/28/2011

Irene Sunday updates: Worst of storm is over for U.S.

Check here for the latest updates on Hurricane Irene.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  07:27 AM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Daily Catch

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Hurricane Irene’s death toll at 5; Christie, Bloomberg and other leaders urge safety

Hurricane Irene leads to deaths in North Carolina and Virginia. Bloomberg, O’Donnell and Christie urge residents to use caution.

By Justin Bank  |  06:42 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Grand Central Terminal: Hurricane Irene evacuation photo

New York City is undergoing a major shutdown in preparation for Hurricane Irene.

By Melissa Bell  |  06:23 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Hurricane Irene live updates: Surfer, child die in Irene-related accidents; death toll at 7

Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina early Saturday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes and Melissa Bell  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Storm surge may play major role in Hurricane Irene

The term, not very well known outside hurricane-prone areas, is a rise in water that goes over the predicted tide because of a storm.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Hurricane #Irene Twitter list, resources

Who to follow for Hurricane Irene updates.

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 08/27/2011

Nags Head and Atlantic Beach N.C. hit by Hurricane Irene (Video)

Since making landfall Saturday morning, Irene has been ripping through parts of North Carolina.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:44 PM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 08/26/2011

New York hurricane evacuation zone map: 270,000 ordered to leave by 5 p.m. Saturday

Around 270,000 people are ordered to leave their homes by 5 p.m. Saturday

By Melissa Bell  |  05:40 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene live updates: Amtrak cancels service on Saturday and Sunday

Hurricane Irene hits the U.S. as preparations begin for a wet weekend

By Melissa Bell  |  02:37 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Diamond planet discovered by astronomers

A diamond-crystal planet five times the size of Earth and with more mass than Jupiter has been discovered in our own Milky Way galaxy.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 08/26/2011

‘Awkward Black Girl’ offers a role outside Hollywood typecasting

“Awkward Black Girl,” a sleeper hit Web series raised over $50,000 using the online funding platform, Kickstarter.

By Bethonie Butler  |  01:05 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane names: a short history of how we came to Hurricane Irene

When a storm is strong enough that will be remembered for generations to come, the World Meteorological Association retires its name.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:03 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Ben Bradlee, former editor of The Washington Post, turns 90

Benjamin C. Bradlee, a Washington Post legend, turns 90.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Gaddafi’s daughter Hana’s death in 1986 all a hoax?

Hana Gaddafi, adopted daughter of Moammar Gaddafi and believed to be killed as an infant in a U.S. attack, is now believed to be alive and working as a doctor in Tripoli.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:41 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Amtrak train carrying 175 people derails in Nebraska; no serious injuries reported

An Amtrak news statement said that no serious injuries were reported.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/26/2011

‘Fahrenheit 451,’ 50 years later, still sharply divides readers over Ray Bradbury

Readers are still divided over science fiction icon Ray Bradbury, who turned 91 this week.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Nigeria U.N. office bombed; Japan prime minister resigns; Mexico drug war rages

Morning news Aug. 26, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:51 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene: ‘Photo’ of shark swimming in street is fake

An absolutely unbelievable photo of a shark swimming down a Puerto Rico street seems that way for a reason.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:53 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Nigeria U.N. building hit by massive bomb

A car bomb ripped through the United Nations’ main office in Nigeria’s capital Friday, flattening one wing of the building and killing an unknown number of people.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:25 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Libya news updates: Rebel minister says Gaddafi, aides surrounded

After a four-decade-long rule and a six-month-old battle with rebel forces, Col. Moammar Gaddafi’s government appears to be crumbling.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:10 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Steve Jobs tributes march on (Photo)

People can’t get over Steve Jobs’s departure from Apple

By Melissa Bell  |  04:32 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 08/25/2011

IKEA founder was recruiter for Swedish Nazi Party, new book says

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, was

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:25 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Austrian alpinist becomes first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s highest peaks

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, a 40-year-old Austrian alpinist, has

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:04 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Hurricane preparedness: Be ready for the wonderful weather reports (Video)

Watch videos of weathermen trying to report on hurricanes.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Supermassive black hole swallows star

Scientists witnessed a supermassive black hole swallow a star for the first time ever.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Libya from space during fight for Tripoli (Photo)

As rebel fighters continued their takeover of Tripoli, Astronaut Ron Garan snapped this photo from space.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Gaddafi’s compound: Condoleeza Rice photos, teddy bears and bunkers (Photos)

Inside the elaborate and odd compound of Moammar Gaddafi

By Melissa Bell  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Syrian security forces break hands of political cartoonist Ali Ferzat

Renowned Syrian political cartoonist Ali Ferzat was kidnapped, badly beaten, and left bleeding on the side of the road in an attack Thursday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Aaliyah remembered on the 10th anniversary of her death

The singer Aaliyah who, just before the peak of her fame, died in a plane crash

By Teresa Wiltz  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Libya news updates: Fierce battles continue near compound

After a four-decade-long rule and a six-month-old battle with rebel forces, Col. Moammar Gaddafi’s government appears to be crumbling.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:52 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Steve Jobs steps down; Irene watch; ‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ charged

The East Coast is preparing for Hurricane Irene.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:48 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Libya news live updates: Sporadic clashes continue across the city

After a four-decade-long rule and a six-month-old battle with rebel forces, Moammar Gaddafi faces a toppling regime.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Gaddafi speech aired on TV station owned by controversial Iraqi

The TV station that broadcast Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's defiant speech after his compound was overrun is owned by a controversial Iraqi.

By Liz Sly and Othman Mukhtar  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Ocracoke Island evacuations begin ahead of Hurricane Irene

The Category 3 hurricane is expected to make landfall sometime Saturday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011

D.C. earthquake leaves trail of witticisms in its wake

When it became clear that Tuesday’s quake was far smaller and less dangerous than we had imagined, the jokes began.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Rixos journalists freed from Libya hotel

After being trapped inside the Tripoli hotel for the past few days, reporters from CNN and other outlets have been released.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Rachel Maddow: America has ‘a creepy level of comfort with dictators’

The MSNBC host criticized the U.S.’s relationship with ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:55 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Irene bears down on U.S.; Libya fighting continues; Kashmir mass graves found

Morning news Aug. 24, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Earthquake in California gives West Coasters their own fair shake

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck near San Francisco

By Melissa Bell  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Moammar Gaddafi forgot his hat

One rebel found Gaddafi’s bedroom, and in it the strongman’s trademark hat and chain.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:10 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Nuclear power plants under surveillance after earthquake hits

North Anna, Va. nuclear power plants and other plants on the East Coast are being checked after the earthquake

By Melissa Bell  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Earthquake aftershock felt in Virginia, more aftershocks likely to come

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that an earthquake struck central Virginia just before 2 p.m. EST Tuesday. Aftershocks are likely.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/23/2011

East Coast earthquake: 5.8 magnitude epicenter hits Virginia

Reports of an earthquake coming in from as far away as Cleveland and New York.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Libya news live updates: Gaddafi forces fire at compound

After a four-decade-long rule and a six-month-old battle with rebel forces, Moammar Gaddafi faces a toppling regime.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:26 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Tom Waits ‘Bad as Me’ album release confronts problems with Internet privacy (Video)

The preview of Tom Waits’s new album is a wry wink at his troubles in keeping its name under wraps.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/23/2011

9/11 virtual memory wall: Postcards to our past

Submit messages in memory of 9/11

By Melissa Bell  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Hurricane Irene as seen from space (Photo)

The Category 2 storm may be destructive, but boy is it amazing to look at.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Staples, Best Buy, HP sell out of HP TouchPads

The HP Touchpad selling craze may be winding down

By Melissa Bell  |  10:57 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 08/23/2011

President Obama’s book bump slump

Is the president not encouraging book sales as he once was?

By Melissa Bell  |  10:53 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 08/23/2011

DSK case near end; Battle of Tripoli continues; Nick Ashford dies

Morning news on Aug. 22, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  08:43 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Orangutans get hot too (Video)

Late breaking news from the foreign desk. No Gaddafi, but we have an orangutan

By Melissa Bell  |  05:23 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Libya news live updates: Gaddafi son escapes house arrest

We follow along live updates from Libya here.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  05:03 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Joe Biden in China: wrestling moves

As the vice president continued his trip around Asia, he couldn’t help having at least a little fun.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Hurricane Irene bears down on Puerto Rico (photos)

A state of emergency has been declared in Puerto Rico after it was hit by Hurricane Irene.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 08/22/2011

South Sudan clash kills 600 over cattle raids

Cattle raids lead to the death of 600 after two tribes attacked one another in South Sudan

By Melissa Bell  |  02:36 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Moammar Gaddafi: Where is he hiding?

A look at the various places Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi could be.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani apologizes for ‘slave earrings’ feature, blames translation

Editor-in-chief of the magazine blames translation issues.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Arundhati Roy slams anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare

Controversial political activist and author Arundhati Roy wrote a scathing attack of anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare in the Hindu on Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Dog found with mysterious, sad note: ‘Mr. B was supposed to go to the pound’

”My parents got divorced and Mr. B was supposed to go to the pound,” a note attached to the 6-year-old pooch reads.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Tripoli coverage from Sky News wins praise, as other reporters remain in Rixos hotel

Meanwhile, other reporters remain inside the Rixos hotel.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Jack Layton, Canada opposition leader, dies after second cancer battle

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:06 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Machine Gun Kelly arrested after organizing flash mob [video]

Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly was cited with disorderly conduct after he organized a flash mob at a suburban mall, police said Sunday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:08 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Gaddafi one year ago was all smiles, along with Mubarak and Ben Ali [photo]

On Sunday, as Gaddafi’s rule looked close to collapse, a photo was shared on Facebook and Twitter of leaders who have been ousted.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:37 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 08/21/2011

Libya news: Rebels push into Tripoli (Live tweets, video)

Libya updates, video of rebels’ push into Tripoli.

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  09:15 PM ET, 08/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Chris Brown Twitter exchange with Fox News’s Andy Levy ends with fakest apology ever

... with the fakest apology ever.

By Katie Rogers  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Ninalee Craig, ‘American Woman in Italy,’ now 83, speaks of iconic photograph

The woman in the iconic image of Ruth Orkin’s famous photograph speaks of her trip to Italy.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Bill Clinton, on his 65th birthday, has gone vegan

As Clinton turns 65, the former president is 20 pounds lighter and a vegan.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/19/2011

‘Where’s Waldo,’ the musical (Video)

Everyone’s favorite red-striped bandit gets a musical.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 08/19/2011

‘West Memphis Three’ freed after nearly 20 years in prison [video]

Three men convicted of killing three 8-year-old boys in Arkansas could be released Friday from custody after nearly two decades in prison.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:05 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Paschim Banga is new name for the Indian state of West Bengal

The West Bengal government and the opposition parties Friday unanimously decided to rename the state Paschim Banga.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 08/19/2011

British center attacked in Kabul  on Afghanistan Independence Day (Live tweets)

At least eight people are dead after insurgents attack a British center in Kabul.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:24 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Nivea pulls ‘re-civilized’ ad that sparked racial controversy

Nivea apologized for a ‘re-civilized’ ad the company ran that sparked racial controversy.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Spanish riot police clash with protesters, beat girl and photographer, during Pope's visit (VIDEO)

The cost of hosting Pope Benedict XVI for a four-day visit angered thousands of Spaniards who pointed to the deepening economic crisis in their country.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Christine O’Donnell walked off Piers Morgan show because of ‘creepy’ questions [video]

Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell says she walked off Piers Morgan’s CNN show because of what she described as his “very inappropriate, creepy line of questioning.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Jon Stewart attacks Fox News ‘class warfare’ (Video)

Warren Buffett’s New York Times op-ed springs a class warfare semantics battle.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:13 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Kabul British Center attacked; Stock markets shaky; habboob envelopes Phoenix

Morning news of note Aug. 19, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:08 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Pukkelpop stage collapses, kills one, injures 40 (Video)

The stage beneath Chicago band the Smith Westerns crashed to the ground as they were about to start a set at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Seychelles shark attack: Couple told waters were shark-free, wife says (Audio)

The wife of a British honeymooner killed by a shark in the Seychelles said they were told that there were no sharks in the resort’s waters.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:44 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after deadly bus attacks

 Israeli warplanes bombed southern Gaza on Thursday after a series of deadly attacks by gunmen in southern Israel.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Rick Perry, Rick Astley, Steve Perry: Will we get a Rick Perry Roll?

An early prediction that the Rick Roll may creep into the politics realm.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:13 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Obama: Syria’s Assad must go

President Obama on Thursday for the first time told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he must step down.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Obama’s presidential vacation stirs up the never-ending holiday debate

Obama: 61, Bush: 180, Clinton: 28. Judging a president by the days he takes off

By Melissa Bell  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Supercookies: Web sites are now using them; how to get rid of them

Major Web sites such as MSN.com and Hulu.com have been using powerful new techniques to track people’s online activities without detection, the Wall Street Journal reports.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/18/2011

James Desborough, U.S.-based News of the World reporter, arrested for phone hacking

A new arrest raises fresh alarm over whether or not News of the World hacked phones in the U.S.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Ron Paul supporter takes out full-page ad that asks: ‘Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?’

A Ron Paul supporter has taken out a full-page ad to find people who have slept with Rick Perry, part of his single-minded effort against the presidential candidate.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Anderson Cooper on Depardieu: Bad puns galore (Video)

Anderson Cooper’s bad-pun cup overfloweth when discussing the Gerard Depardieu public urination incident

By Melissa Bell  |  10:33 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 08/18/2011

David Letterman threatened by jihadists

A threat posted on an al-Qaeda message board has called on U.S. Muslims to cut out David Letterman’s tongue and break his neck after the comic made a joke about terrorists.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:58 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/18/2011

‘The Daily Show’ defends Rick Perry: ‘The real bigot here is Ed Schultz’

“The Daily Show” mocked MSNBC's Ed Schultz for claiming that Rick Perry was referring to President Obama when he talked about a "black cloud of debt." 

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/18/2011

David Letterman targeted by jihadist; Anna Hazare wins 15-day fast; BART officials hacked

Morning news of note August 18, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 PM ET, 08/17/2011

VIDEO: Christine O’Donnell walks off ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’

Christine O’Donnell was interviewed by Piers Morgan on his eponymous television show tonight and walked out when questioned by the CNN host.

By Terri Rupar  |  09:20 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011

The world according to Washington [map]

The folks over at SocialStudiesDC, the blog of Living Social, have drawn a map of the stereotypes of D.C. neighborhoods.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Chupacabras and Capybaras meet at the intersection of the online zeitgeist

Chupacabras and capybaras. One’s fake and one is real. But both are invading your online life and capturing the public’s imagination for different reasons.

By Justin Bank  |  03:32 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Slopeflying in Stryn, Norway [video]

Joakim Sommer, a Norwegian graphic designer, posted a jawdropping video Monday of another extreme sport: slopeflying.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:26 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Peter Thiel, founder of Paypal, invests $1.24 million to create floating micro-countries [PHOTOS]

Peter Thiel wants to build mini-countries in the far off, open ocean that would be free from the laws of any country.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:23 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Museum of Broken Relationships displays failed love’s wreckage [PHOTOS]

Starting today, The Museum of Broken Relationships at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London, is putting some 100 artifacts on display that show love affairs cut short.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Seychelles shark attacks and kills man on his honeymoon

The British man initially survived the attack, but died shortly afterward.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/17/2011

BART spokesman says cellphone shutdown was his idea

The spokesman for BART says the idea to shut down cell service on the San Francisco subway was his idea.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Facebook and Yahoo test ‘six degrees of separation’ idea

Facebook and Yahoo have joined together to test the ‘six degrees of separation’ idea.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Indonesian businessman dies gruesome death after he is unable to pay his debts to Citibank [STORY PICK]

Indonesian businessman Irzen Octa owed $5,700 on his Citibank credit card and had a fear familiar to millions of Americans: of losing his home.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Four-year Facebook sentence; SETI resumes listening for alien life; DSK hospital report

Morning news of note Aug. 17, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:41 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Anna Hazare’s refusal to leave jail causes protests to swell across India

Thousands of protesters across India were galvanized by the news that anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare refused to leave jail.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Pierre de Fermat Google Doodle celebrates French mathematician’s impossible math problem

Today marks 410 years since the birth of a French mathematician and lawyer who would go on to perplex the world with one of the most difficult math problems of all time.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Black Sabbath reuniting for new album [VIDEO]

The original Black Sabbath lineup — Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, will reunited for a new studio album and tour after three decades without Osbourne.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Zimbabwe ex-military chief Solomon Mujuru dies in house fire

A retired Zimbabwean army general died in a fire at his farmhouse, government officials said Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Warren Buffett on the two dangers to U.S. economy (video)

Warren Buffett weighs in again on his high taxes and how Congress is doing

By Melissa Bell  |  01:48 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Madonna turns 53: ‘What happens when your body goes?’... ‘Then I'll use my mind.’

Madonna is 53, and in honor of the Material Girl’s birthday, we’re diving back into The Post’s archives to trace her career.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 08/16/2011

‘The Help:’ Is it Jim Crow-lite or a story needing to be told?

The movie “The Help” has resurfaced questions over whether a story about black women is only successful when told through the prism of a white person.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:24 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/16/2011

In Wellington, New Zealand winter has come (video)

A snowfall captured in Wellington, New Zealand gets the thrill of winter.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Niagara Falls sweeps away Japanese student

A Japanese student was swept over Niagara Falls when she fell from a railing along the Canadian side of the Niagara River.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Anna Hazare anti-corruption campaign supporter killed in India

A well-known activist and supporter of anti-corruption leader Anna Hazare was shot dead in Bhopal, a city in central India.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/16/2011

BART service disrupted by protests at 4 San Francisco stations [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

After authorities for the San Francisco BART transit system, blocked wireless signals in certain stations on Thursday, angry demonstrators disrupted service at four busy stations on Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Elvis Presley ‘releases lyrics like reluctant machine-gun bullets’

On the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, a look back at his life

By Jack Stone  |  08:49 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 08/16/2011

News of the World royal reporter’s letter alleges phone hacking cover-up

Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and former NOTW editor Andy Coulson may have participated in a coverup of phone hacking at the tabloid, a recently published letter alleges.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:40 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Woodstock’s three days of peace and music happened 42 years ago today [Photos from LIFE.com]

The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival took place 42 years ago today.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:18 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Does Apple see a silver lining in the fake Apple stores?

A month after several fake Apple stores and a fake Ikea store were found in China, 22 more Apple imposters have popped up. Apple may not mind.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:22 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Justin Bieber can’t beat Mario Teguh or the Bible on Facebook

AllFacebook.com found that two religious sites top user engagement on Facebook.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:53 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Water fight planned via Blackberry Messenger lands man in U.K. court

Has the response to the London riots been a bit too extreme?

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  02:06 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Iceland Parliament receives crowd-sourced constitution [VIDEO]

On July 29, the Iceland Parliament officially received the new crowd-sourced constitution, made up of 114 articles divided into nine chapters

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:02 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Dominionism: A ‘dangerous’ Christian movement influencing Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry?

GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have “deep ties” to a “fringe fundamentalist movement” known as Dominionism, according to the Daily Beast.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Iraq explosions: Synchronized attack hit multiple cities (Map)

See a map of cities hit in Monday’s bomb attack in Iraq.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Warren Buffett asks legislators to ‘stop coddling the super-rich’

In a New York Times op-ed Sunday, Warren Buffett says legislators need to raise taxes on the “mega-rich,” including himself.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:08 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Motorola competitors react to Google purchase with similar sound bites

Google buys Motorola and competitors sing their praise

By Melissa Bell  |  10:43 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Anders Behring Breivik returns to island to reenact Norway massacre [video]

Chilling video has been released that shows Anders Behring Breivik reconstructing his actions for police in a visit to the crime scene.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:24 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Cathay Pacific postpones ad campaign after pilot sex scandal

Sex scandal on board Cathay Pacific thwarts advertising campaign

By Melissa Bell  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Did News of the World hack 9/11 victims phones? ‘No hard evidence,’ says FBI

The FBI has found “no hard evidence” that the families of 9/11 victims had their phones hacked by the News of the World. But does that matter?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:51 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Warren Buffett wants more taxes; BART hacked; Mubarak on trial

Morning news August 15, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  08:22 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:43 AM ET, 08/14/2011

VIDEO: Stage collapse at Indiana State Fair

People were killed and dozens were injured in the collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair tonight.

By Terri Rupar and Coleen O’Lear  |  01:43 AM ET, 08/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Big Chill raver dances us into the weekend (Video)

Happy Friday.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:22 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 08/12/2011

BART San Francisco cut cell services to avert protest

A decision by BART to cut cell phone services is causing anger among defenders of the First Amendment

By Melissa Bell  |  05:12 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/12/2011

On Berlin Wall’s 50th anniversary, a look at the still-standing walls (Photos)

What other walls divide people from one another?

By Melissa Bell  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  exra

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Perseid meteor shower peaks Friday night (Video)

Get out to watch the night sky tonight to see the Persied meteor shower

By Melissa Bell  |  01:49 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Cooley, New York law schools sued by former students: a final test?

Thomas M. Cooley Law School and New York Law School are both being sued by students who claim the schools misled them on job prospects.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:39 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 08/12/2011

London riots: ‘Keep Aaron Cutting,’ ‘Save Siva’s Shop’ and other campaigns to help victims

“Keep Aaron Cutting” and “Save Siva’s Shop” have raised funds for local businesses.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:38 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Dougherty Gang’s final capture recounted by sister (Video)

The three Dougherty siblings’ crime spree comes to an end.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Jeff Bridges goes a little country again: this time as a real musician

The actor has a new self-titled album out.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:05 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Jon Stewart lauds Megyn Kelly’s ‘post-partum compassion,’ Michele Bachman’s tent

“The Daily Show” host said GOP hopefuls will not be judged by their statements, but rather by their tents in Iowa.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 08/12/2011

GOP debate; Stock markets rally; London rioters charged

Morning news Aug. 12, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  08:33 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Minnesota school system sued over ‘Wangsta Day’

Students dressed up as “wangstas” during homecoming week, allegedly causing harm to their classmates.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  07:19 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Bert and Ernie are not gay, Sesame Street says

Do we finally have an answer on the roommates’ sexuality?

By Melissa Bell  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Ceasar the Maltese reunited with family one year after car wreck (Video)

One year after being lost in a car crash that killed two of his owners, Ceasar is coming home.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Gap mannequins ‘always skinny’ a bit too skinny?

Photographs of Gap mannequins show ultra-skinny leg.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/11/2011

BBC apologizes to Darcus Howe for ‘poorly phrased question’

The news network acknowledged that a question asked to a West Indian writer was not the best.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Air Force band’s Adele cover goes viral

A video of a military band gets rave reviews for its Adele cover.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 08/11/2011

911 Emergency gets modern: plan to add video, text and data

FCC announces plan to upgrade the emergency phone system with technological advances.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:34 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Statue of Liberty shuts up shop for a year

Don’t plan on visiting the Lady of Liberty this year.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Bafoot bandit movie deal; cancer breakthrough; News Corp. investigation

Morning news on Aug. 12, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  08:34 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Horse-maning: This meme will never end

The new planking-owling-batting-blahblahblahing

By Melissa Bell  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Conde Nast seeking tweeter behind @CondeElevator

A Twitter feed is exposing the alleged catfights and backstabbing that go on inside New York publishing house Conde Nast.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:38 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Jennifer Hopper: ‘The bravest woman in Seattle’ tells her name

A rape victim writes about her survival.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Raksha Bandhan festival preparations begin [photos]

Preparations are beginning for Raksha Bandhan festival this Saturday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:15 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Dougherty siblings, fugitives from bank heist, arrested in Colorado (Video)

Fugitive family was on the run from the FBI.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 08/10/2011

London riots: Young man who was robbed in YouTube video is Malaysian student Ashraf Haziq

While the robbers have not yet been found, the young man has been identified 20-year-old Malaysian student Ashraf Haziq.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:43 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 08/10/2011

As post offices face closures, a look back on their starts (Video)

A new video shows the openings of post offices across the country.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:31 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Bert and Ernie should be married at long last on Sesame Street, says petition

Petition creator wants Bert and Ernie to be married on Sesame Street.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Ai Weiwei speaks out against government on Twitter

Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, used Twitter to make his first anti-government comments since he was freed in June, but was less critical in a newspaper interview.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 08/10/2011

London riots used by Iran, Bahrain to justify government crackdowns

Government supporters in Iran and Bahrain are using the London riots as a way of legitimizing the violent crackdowns on uprisings in their countries.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:35 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Wisconsin elections; U.K. riots; gay immigrant denied visa

Morning news Aug. 10, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/10/2011

London riots spread, turn deadly [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

The rioting and rampant looting rocking London worsened.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Warren Jeffs, polygamist sect leader, sentenced to life in prison [PHOTOS]

Jeffs was convicted of sexually assaulting two child brides, ages 15 and 12.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:33 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Stephen Harper locks himself in Brazilian minister’s bathroom until he gets his way

On a recent trip to Brazil on a trade mission, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper apparently engaged in some undiplomatic behavior.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:41 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Whole Foods, under fire for internal e-mail, says it has not canceled halal promotion at Ramadan

Angry consumers who criticized Whole Foods have successfully halted the promotion of halal foods in one region.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:27 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Dead shark found in New Hampshire woods

How it got there, nobody knows.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:23 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 08/09/2011

BBC interview with West Indian writer gives insight into causes of London riots

In BBC interview, West Indian writer says he has known for some time “something very serious was going to take place in this country.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:08 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Standard and Poor’s credit rating for each country of the world (Map)

How does America’s credit rating now stack up against other countries?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/09/2011

U.K. Riot Wombles hit the streets for clean up

Cleanup crews hit the streets of London

By Melissa Bell  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Nagasaki 66 years later imagines a world without nuclear power

Sixty-six years ago today, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 dropped a nuclear bomb code-named “Fat Man” over the city of Nagasaki.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/09/2011

London riots: How will British police identify suspects?

So far, 525 people have been arrested in connection with the civil unrest in London.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Florida couple forecloses on Bank of America, ‘The Daily Show’s’ John Oliver gets really excited

“The Daily” show tells the story of a Florida couple who turned the tables on America’s biggest bank.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 08/09/2011

In London riots, BlackBerry Messenger gets starring role

Will the London government shut down BBM in the wake of the London riots?

By Melissa Bell  |  10:27 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Federal Reserve to meet in Washington, stocks have crashed: What’s really going on?

The Dow closed down by more than 600 points Monday. We all know the triggers. But now, economists and journalists are looking at th big picture to figure out what’s really going on.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Wisconsin recall; London riots; Market freefall

Morning news, August 8, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Tel Aviv couple kisses amid protests

As Sunday’s protests spread, photographer Thomas Schlijper captured one couple making out in Tel Aviv as thousands gathered in the streets below them.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:02 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Rhino horn thefts in U.K. linked to drug-trafficking Irish gang

The gang, which has a background in violence, drug trafficking and intimidation, is responsible for a spate of rhino horn thefts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:57 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Saudi King Abdullah to Syria: ‘Stop the killing machine’

On Monday, Saudi Arabia led the charge in recalling envoys to Syria in response to the country’s bloody crackdown on protesters.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:06 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Male breast cancer patient denied Medicaid coverage

Raymond Johnson met all the requirements for Mediciad coverage of cancer except one: gender.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Newsweek Michele Bachmann cover ‘sexist’ and in bad form?

As soon as Newsweek tweeted this week’s cover of the magazine, featuring a particuarly bad picture of presidential candidate Michele Bachmman, bloggers were up in arms.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:19 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Nasdaq, S&P, and Dow plummet: Crisis is clear on the faces of stockbrokers

U.S. stocks opened sharply lower Monday, the day after Standard & Poor’s lowered the United States' credit rating from AAA to AA+.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 08/08/2011

‘Swatting’ sends police to innocent man’s house in Toronto

Through a spoof attack, hackers can use a person’s phone number for sinister reasons.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:58 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Recession, riots, and a royal wedding: Is it 1981?

A possible double-dip recession in the United States, riots in London, another royal wedding. It’s starting to feel a lot like 1981.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:07 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Family of SEAL Aaron Vaughn : ‘Only in his death can we celebrate who he was in life’ (Video)

The widow and parents of Aaron Vaughn remembered the Navy SEAL on Monday’s “Today.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:22 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Brixton, Tottenham riots and looting organized over BBM [video]

More than 100 people were arrested Sunday in a second night of rioting and looting in London, following the fatal shooting of a man by police Thursday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:34 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Liliane Khalil, another possible fake blogger: Should we care?

Two months after A Gay Girl in Damascus came clean, the search is on for another mysterious Middle East blogger.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:13 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Polar bear kills British student camping in Norway

Four others were injured when the animal attacked their remote campsite in Norway.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:27 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/05/2011

New Orleans officers found guilty in Hurricane Katrina shootings

A federal jury in New Orleans on Friday convicted five current or former New Orleans officers charged in post-Katrina shootings.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/05/2011

After ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ is banned at a Mo. high school, library offers free copies of the book

To counter a Missouri high school board’s ban on Kurt Vonnegut’s classic satirical novel “Slaughterhouse-Five,” a library will give 150 free copies of the book away.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Fox Nation reporting on Obama’s birthday: ‘Obama's Hip-Hop BBQ Didn't Create Jobs’

Fox News’s opinion-aggregation Web site, Fox Nation, made an odd and many say ‘race-baiting’ editorial decision Friday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:28 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 08/05/2011

As stock markets fall, financial journalists’ language changes

When markets fall, as they did yesterday, journalists’ language becomes more diverse, relying on different words to tell the story.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:24 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Guardian reporter admitted to phone hacking

An article written in 2006 has surfaced in which the Guardian's assistant editor readily admits to having participated in the practice.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Jimmy McMillan, ‘Rent is too damn high’ founder, facing eviction from his apartment

The man who ran for New York governor under the slogan the “Rent Is Too Damn High” claims he is being kicked out of his Manhattan apartment.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:11 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Raise a glass to International Beer Day

As if you needed another reason to have a drink on Friday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/05/2011

NASA probe shows new evidence of water on Mars [PHOTOS]

A new sequence of photos shows streaks on Mars, which could be evidence of flowing water.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Marriage proposal accidentally filmed by TV station (Video)

Josh Mullin’s airport proposal was accidentally filmed during a local news report.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:40 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Recession fears, Mars discovery, Syria uprising

Morning news Aug. 5, 2010

By Melissa Bell  |  08:47 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Virginia Tech gun scare revives too-recent memories of 2007 tragedy

Campus officials allude to past tragedy as a reason for alert

By Katie Rogers  |  02:26 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Planned Parenthood’s Bollywood-style celebration of birth control coverage [VIDEO]

Still trying to figure out what to make of the Bollywood-style event.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Bodgea cat; Mariachi beluga

Animal planet!

By Melissa Bell  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Debt ceiling deadpan: The slow clap for Congress

YouTube users respond to the Congressional debt deal.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Iran prisoners Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal may be freed

Iranian ambassador to Iraq says that the two American men imprisoned in Iran may be set free soon.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Mother charged in jaywalking death of son chooses new trial over probation

After Raquel Nelson’s son was killed by an impaired driver, she was charged.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Undetweetable archives deleted tweets, gets warning from Twitter (Update)

But the site has already been sent a warning from Twitter.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:48 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Moon’s lopsided shape may be thanks to collision with another moon (Video)

When the Earth may have had two moons, a space showdown took place.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:29 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Fake collar bomb in Sydney; D.B. Cooper clues; Chilean miners in poverty

Morning news Aug. 4, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  10:08 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/04/2011

‘Hightower,’ ‘Spare Tire’ actor, NFL star Bubba Smith, dead at 66

Charles “Bubba” Smith was found dead at the age of 66

By Melissa Bell  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Peter Parker replacement with biracial Spiderman sparks outcry from Glenn Beck, others

Instead of finding the typical white hero for the “Ultimate Spider Man” series, Marvel instead went with Miles Morales, a biracial character.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:44 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/03/2011

FAA shutdown means fliers could get tax refunds on airline tickets

A refund may be available to fliers thanks to the FAA conflict in Congress

By Melissa Bell  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 08/03/2011

President Obama is much funnier in Arabic

A parody account called @BarackObama_AR tweets on Middle East issues with humor and seriousness.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:13 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Hosni Mubarak trial captivates Egypt and social Web

There are mixed emotions on the Web, with some proclaiming Wednesday a historic day for Egypt, and others thinking it is time to move on.

By Anup Kaphle  |  01:38 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/03/2011

‘Crossed legs’ protest in Colombia an attempt to receive ‘basic rights’

Like in the SlutWalks crisscrossing the globe, women are using their sexuality to fight for their rights.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Central Park Zoo peacock escapes, returns, tweets: Who’s the accomplice?

Who helps the liberated zoo animals with their Twitter accounts?

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:06 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Casey Anthony probation case judge steps down

Judge Stan Strickland has recused himself from Casey Anthony’s check fraud probation hearing.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Gary Russo, a.k.a. Frank Sinatra in a hard hat, serenades New York (Video)

A crooner in a construction worker’s outfit.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:04 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Internet Explorer user IQ study debunked

Your choice of Web browser says a lot about your IQ, according to a new survey.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Sydney girl threatened with ‘collar bomb’

A device that might have been a “collar bomb” was placed around the neck of a teenage girl in Australia.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:46 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Debt ceiling gaffes part two: Lamborn apologizes for ‘tar baby’ remark

A House Republican apologized to President Obama Wednesday for saying that being associated with Obama's policies is like “touching a tar baby.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:29 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 08/03/2011

White House fence jumper captured on camera (Video)

Cameras were rolling as James Dirk Crudup was arrested by Secret Service.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:22 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Marc Ambinder gets props from Jon Stewart for debt ceiling debate foresight

National Journal reporter Marc Ambinder got a shout-out from “The Daily Show” host for asking a seemingly clairvoyant question.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Mubarak on trial; NSA calls on hackers; no friending in Missouri

Morning news on August 3, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Hosni Mubarak goes on trial in hospital bed

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak lay inside a cage in a Cairo courtroom as he pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption and killing protesters earlier this year.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:34 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Texas drought grows in severity; threatens record crop loss (Photos)

A drought has overtaken the plains of the United States, and the hardest hit state may be Texas.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 08/02/2011

A Belgian Malinois in Abbottabad: the New Yorker retells the story of the bin Laden raid

The bin Laden piece and sales of the magazine’s iPad app further affirms that the New Yorker is still doing what it does best: telling long-form stories on its own timeline.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:36 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Arturas Zuokas, Lithuanian mayor, clears up bike lanes — with a tank (Video)

Here’s one solution to making way for a bike.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:39 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Crop circles: the handiwork of stoned wallabies or science?

Farmers and scientists think they have the found the answer to crop circles, those bizarre patterns created by the flattening of a crop such as wheat or maize.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:33 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/02/2011

China now has fake Ikea store: when will we all stop copying?

Less than a month after a fake Apple store popped up in Kunming, China, a lookalike store of the Scandinavian furniture chain Ikea turned up in Kunming as well.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Casey Anthony may return to Orlando; bills pile up for case costs

The total public cost of Casey Anthony’s court case is coming out to more than $800,000

By Melissa Bell  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Saudi prince joins long line of men building monuments in honor of themselves

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has announced that he is building the world’s biggest tower in Jeddah. He’s not the first powerful man to build a monument to himself.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 08/02/2011

American airspace: Controlled chaos is frightening, amazing to behold

A NASA simulation shows the flight patterns over the U.S.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:30 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Shark sanctuaries: Does the ocean’s greatest predator need to be protected?

Governments are starting to worry about the plight of sharks, the demon fish of the sea.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:23 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Wenzhou train five minutes before fatal crash video goes viral [VIDEO]

Despite the Chinese government’s efforts to silence the debate on the high-speed train crash in late July, a video of the train five minutes before crashing has gone viral.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:52 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Koran recitation being done on Twitter for Ramadan, verse by verse

The Koran is being recited in full on Twitter for Ramadan, verse by verse.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Gabby Giffords to run again; Somalia famine rages; Fukushima radiation fatal

Morning news August 2, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Gabrielle Giffords returns to Congress; reports she will run for re-election [VIDEO]

Monday evening, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) returned to the House floor for the first time since her near-fatal shooting in Tucson.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:31 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Faces of the debt ceiling

The faces politicians have made throughout the debt ceiling debacle.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Anders Breivik has become our obsession

Suspected Norway shooter Anders Breivik has become our obsession.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011

D.B. Cooper ‘stepped into the night sky’ 40 years ago — now the FBI has a new lead on mysterious skyjacker

The mysterious hijacker who parachuted out of a plane 40 years ago may have been found.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Planking: Hollywood takes a stand

Hollywood has had enough of the planking craze.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:08 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Birth control now covered: Goodbye, co-pays. Hello, preventive care.

The Department of Health and Human Services has signed off to include contraception in preventative care.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:36 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011

A sugar-coated Satan sandwich, with a side of peas, please

The word play of the debt deal reaches a new high (low?).

By Melissa Bell  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 08/01/2011

India and China anger webizens with new Internet laws and government censorship

In India, new Internet rules that prohibit certain Web sites the government believe could harm national security or be “blasphemous” have sparked an outcry from bloggers and activists.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:57 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Ramadan daily prayers streamed live from Mecca

For those who cannot be in Mecca for Ramadan, daily prayers are being broadcast in a live stream from Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Syrian tanks storm cities as Ramadan begins

Over the last 48 hours, Syrian security forces launched a fierce effort to crush the four-month-old rebellion against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/01/2011

The SlutWalk takes New Delhi (Photos)

The international protest has hit the streets of India.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Foxconn goes robotic; Ramadan begins; Syria death toll climbs

Morning news of note on August 1, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:46 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

 

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