WorldViews: October, 2011

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 10/29/2011

Formula 1 galas and Lady Gaga: against a backdrop of poverty

India is hosting Formula 1 this weekend, but some note the contrast between the glitter of the race and the poverty surrounding it.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:12 PM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Formula One, Lady Gaga, India

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Statue of Liberty dedication: ‘It rises a veritable goddess’

On the 125th anniversary of the old Lady Liberty, a look back at her dedication

By Melissa Bell  |  04:58 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Statue of Liberty, New York City, Grover Cleveland

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Occupy Wall Street costs two journalists their jobs

In the latest incident, a freelance journalist says she was fired from a New York morning public radio programfor holding a sign at Occupy Wall Street.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:37 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Peru earthquake strikes off the coast with 6.9 magnitude

The 6.9-magnitude earthquake follows a 7.0 quake in August.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Peru, Earthquake

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Thailand floods: Residents flee Bangkok with pets in tow

As residents flee floods in Bangkok, they’ve got their dogs, cats, parrots and others in tow.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Thailand, floods, pets

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Sarajevo gunman opens fire outside U.S. Embassy (video)

The man was shot and arrested in Bosnia’s capital after what authorities described as a terrorist attack .

By Melissa Bell  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Meet Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince, Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz Al Saud

Saudi Arabia named a new crown prince late Thursday: the tough-talking, ultra-conservative interior minister Prince Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz Al Saud.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Vlad the Impaler was Prince Charles’s ancestor; women can now be first in line for the throne

It’s been a day of royal shakeups.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Vlad the Impaler, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Mayor Jean Quan’s ‘Oakland dream turned nightmare’

Mayor Jean Quan stood up for police who violently clashed with Occupy Oakland protesters. Now her spokeswoman says the situation is ‘evolving.’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:49 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Jean Quan, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Peter Schiff, other members of the ‘1%,’ confront Occupy Wall Street

Investment guru and radio host Peter Schiff went down to Zuccotti Park in New York to talk with the protesters.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:26 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Peter Schiff, Sean Parker

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/27/2011

U.S. satellites tampered by hackers

A congressional report claims hackers from China may have infiltrated U.S. satellites

By Melissa Bell  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Cybersecurity, NASA, satellittes

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Army Ranger Kristoffer Domeij killed in action on 14th deployment

Domeij served more than any other Army ranger who died in action.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Army Ranger, Kristoffer Domeij, Iraq, Afghanistan

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/27/2011

DARPA ‘Shredder Challenge’ promises $50,000 to anyone who can piece together shredded docs

The U.S. military’s research arm wants the help of puzzle lovers nationwide to piece together the remnants of destroyed documents found in war zones

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, DARPA, Shredder Challenge

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/27/2011

NextDoor and UnThink: Two upstart social networks you may want to get to know

As Facebook continues to dominate Google+ and boasts of 350 million members and counting, two upstart social networks have launched that say they want to be everything Facebook is not.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NextDoor, Unthink, Facebook

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Real life slumdog millionare? Not so fast

Hold the slumdog movie references for Sushil Kumar, winner of India’s “Who Wants To Be a Millionare.”

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Thailand flooding reaches capital; residents flee in droves

Tens of thousands of Bangkok residents are fleeing the city as the worst flooding Thailand has seen in half a century finally reaches the capital.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:25 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Thailand, flooding, NASA

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Bo Jones to leave the Washington Post for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

The former CEO and publisher of The Washington Post is leaving the company after 32 years

By Melissa Bell  |  10:53 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Media, Bo Jones

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Occupy San Francisco police raid called off

San Francisco police who said they would evict protesters from a plaza this morning for cleaning never followed through.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:34 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy San Francisco, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Iraq veteran Scott Olsen now in ‘fair’ condition

After police deployed what many say was excessive force Tuesday night against Occupy Oakland protesters, one man has emerged as the face of it all: Scott Olsen.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Scott Olsen, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 10/26/2011

New ‘It Gets Better’ video features three Republicans with record opposing gay rights

This marks the first time Congressional Republicans have participated in the effort to help gay teens who may have been bullied.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:21 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, It Gets Better, Dan Savage, Leonard Lance, Frank LoBiondo, Jon Runyan

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Occupy Oakland: Did police use flashbangs and rubber bullets on protesters?

Following the violent clashes that broke out between police and Occupy Oakland protesters last night, many have started to take a closer look at the force used.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Shark conservation in Florida likely to pass, despite rise in shark-related accidents

Despite shark attacks, conservationists urge stronger laws to pass

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:06 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Sharks, George Thomas Wainwright

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Dwarf-tossing in Florida: A letter from a reader with dwarfism

One Arizona man with dwarfism calls the legislation to legalize dwarf-tossing “dehumanizing.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, dwarf-tossing, Ritch Workman

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Iranian chessmaster tossed from championship after refusing game with Israeli opponent

An Iranian chessmaster refuses to play against an Israeli opponent — and gets ejected from championship.

By Thomas Erdbrink  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Chess, Iran, Ehud Shachar, Ghaem Maghami

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Somali pirates suspected in kidnapping of aid workers — how bad is the pirate problem?

Three aid workers, who were helping remove land mines in northern Somalia have been kidnapped by gunmen who attacked their convoy while en route to the airport.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Somalia, pirates

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Denver weather turns wintry; Occupy protesters say they fear they will die

Monday’s record 80-degree temperatures in Denver were replaced Tuesday night by wet and heavy snow.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, weather, Occupy Denver

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Occupy Atlanta, Baltimore clash with police over use of public space

Occupy groups in several cities say they will fight for their right to occupy the public space.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:48 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Occupy Oakland clash: Tweets, videos and photos from the scene

Police and protesters clash throughout the night in Oakland

By Melissa Bell  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Rosa Parks memories in Greenville, Miss.

Rosa Parks died six years ago.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:49 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Photography, Rosa Parks

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Japan tsunami debris headed toward U.S. faster than expected

20 million possibly toxic tons are on track to reach Hawaii and ultimately the West Coast sooner than expected, experts say.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, tsunami, debris

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Ed Lee dubbed '2 Legit 2 Quit' in new political ad by M.C. Hammer and Biz Stone (video)

Famous San Franciscans have come out to endorse San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in a wacky campaign ad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Mayor Ed Lee, campaign ads, Biz Stone, MC Hammer

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Thailand’s flooding complicated by crocodile problem

Scores of alligators and crocodiles have escaped large ranching farms amid the flooding.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Thailand, flooding, crocodiles

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 10/25/2011

‘Go Ask Alice’ sex-ed site deemed too ‘graphic’ by politicians, parents

Parents and politicians say Columbia University’s “Go Ask Alice”-inspired sex-ed Web site is too graphic for middle-schoolers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:18 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Go Ask Alice, sex-ed

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 10/25/2011

John McCarthy, artificial intelligence pioneer, dies at age 84

John McCarthy, the inventor of programming language Lisp and a pioneer in “artificial intelligence” technology, has died.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:14 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, John McCarthy, artificial intelligence

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Could S.978 land artists like Justin Bieber in jail?

A bill that makes unauthorized Web streaming of copyrighted content a felony has sparked fears that artists like Justin Bieber could spend years in jail.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, S.978, copyright, Web streaming

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Vietnam’s last rhino killed by poachers

Vietnam’s last Javan rhinoceros has been killed by poachers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:06 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Vietam, Javan rhinocerous, endangered species

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Moammar Gaddafi buried in secret location at dawn

The decomposing body of former Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was buried at a secret location at dawn Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi, human rights abuses

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Northern Lights glow over U.S. skies

Thanks to a massive solar storm, the Northern Lights made a rare appearance over the United States.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:09 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Turkey earthquake: amid the wreckage, a 2-week-old baby found alive (Photos)

Days after devastating earthquake, a 2-week-old infant is found alive in the wreckage.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Turkey, Turkey earthquake

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/24/2011

‘We are the 99 percent’ founder talks anarchy, a new style of protests and narwhals

The founder of the ‘We are the 99 percent’ Tumblr blog discusses his role in the protests.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, We Are the 99 Percent, 99 Percent, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Haka dance at high school football game ends with cop pepper- spraying dancers

Police at a Utah high school football game pepper sprayed Polynesian dancers who started to perform the haka.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Haka, Football

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Stuart Walker tied to lamppost, beaten, burned and killed

In the early morning hours on Saturday, in the small Scottish town of Ayrshire, a brutal killing took place.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Stuart Walker, Scotlant, LGBT

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Gaddafi’s killer? Videos emerge of man claiming he shot the deadly bullets.

A man says he killed Moammar Gaddafi.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:45 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Moammar Gaddafi

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Daylight Saving Time: is it efficient? (Video)

The confusing time change explained by CGP Gray.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Daylight Savings Time, Time management

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Turkey earthquake strikes ethnically divided region

Turkey earthquake reveals tensions among the Kurdish and Turkish people in the region.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:34 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Turkey, Turkey earthquake

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 10/21/2011

End of the world today; parties tomorrow?

Harold Camping’s predictions encourage naysayers to plan festivities.

By Annika McGinnis and Mia Simon  |  06:16 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Iraq war’s end imminent — How other presidents announced the end of war

A look back as the end of the Iraq war looms.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:08 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq War, President Obama

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/21/2011

New Gaddafi video emerges online

The arrest and capture of Gaddafi is shown in a longer video

By Melissa Bell  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Thailand flooding declared a natural disaster (photos, video)

The worst flooding Thailand has seen in half a century reached outer Bangkok today.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:59 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Thailand, floods

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Moammar Gaddafi: dead or alive?

Why did we want to see the images of Gaddafi everywhere?

By Melissa Bell  |  02:06 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World: Moammar Gaddafi, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi death video

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011

All U.S. troops to leave Iraq; war by the numbers

As President Obama announces that all troops will leave Iraq by year-end, BlogPost examines the Iraq War by the numbers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:54 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iraq, Iraq war

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Chattanooga vs. Disney World: the Tennessee town wins

An ad campaign for Disney World gets a poor submission.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Chattanooga, Disneyland

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Tunisia gears up for elections Sunday on no-longer-censored YouTube

Politicians from more than 40 parties have answered hundreds of voter-submitted questions on the formerly censored site.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:19 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Tunisia, elections, YouTube

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Harold Camping says end of the world is probably Oct. 21, 2011

Harold Camping, the Family Radio evangelist who wrongly predicted doomsday back in May, thinks the real end of the world could be today.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:11 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Harold Camping, end of the world

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Libya map: The final flight of Moammar Gaddafi

Follow the final hours of Moammar Gaddafi’s life

By Melissa Bell  |  09:49 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 10/21/2011

San Francisco earthquakes jolt city 22 years after the deadly Loma Prieta quake

Twenty-two years almost to the day after the terrifying Loma Prieta earthquake, two quakes jolted the San Francisco Bay area again, the first a magnitude 4.0 and the second a 3.9.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:43 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, California, earthquake, Loma Prieta

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Moammar Gaddafi’s last words: ‘Do you know right from wrong?’

Moammar Gaddafi’s last words are striking.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi, ICC

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Yueyue, Chinese toddler struck in hit-and-run: How you can help

How you can help Yue yue, the Chinese toddler struck in hit-and-run.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:02 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Yue Yue, good samaritan

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Gaddafi’s wig: A dictator undone by vanity?

A DNA sample taken from Moammar Gaddafi’s hair proves it to be a wig.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:49 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Rescued exotic animals find new home at Columbus Zoo

For six animals let loose by their owners, a happy ending awaits them at the Columbus zoo.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Gainsville, Ohio, Exotic Animals

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Moammar Gaddafi, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein all killed in past five years

With news of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s death came the instant comparisons to other leaders whose death was celebrated around the world.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Video said to show a wounded Gaddafi after his capture

Libya fighters took control of Moammar Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte.

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  01:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Sirte, Moammar Gaddafi

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Saif Gaddafi on the run, Libyan prime minister says

Moammar Gaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam is on the run.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saif Gaddafi, Moammar Gaddafi, Libya

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Moammar Gaddafi’s death: Could it boost Nicolas Sarkozy in the polls?

Will Gaddafi’s death help the French president’s poll numbers leading up to the election?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Nicolas Sarkozy, Libya, French elections

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Mutassim Gaddafi reportedly dead, along with other Gaddafi loyalists

New reports suggest Moammar Gaddafi wasn’t the only senior member of the fallen regime to be killed or taken into custody.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Mommar Gaddafi, Mutassim Gaddafi, Moussa Ibrahim, Abu Baker Yunis, Abdullah Senussi

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Moammar Gaddafi reportedly killed; media scrambles to cover the news

As news came in Thursday morning that Moammar Gaddafi could be dead, media around the world scrambled to tell the story.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:09 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Moammar Gaddafi

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Zanesville, Ohio big-game hunt sparks petition to protect exotic animals

The petition created six months ago and calls on Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich (R) to ban the sale of exotic animals has taken on new life.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:31 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Ohio, Zanesville, exotic animals

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Zanesville, Ohio 911 calls: ‘Just heard a lion roar in the woods’

Frantic phone calls poured in to 911 after exotic animals ran rampant in Zanesville, Ohio

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:17 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Exotic Animals, Zanesville, Ohio, Ohio

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Lord Monckton mocked as ‘newest Sacha Baron Cohen’ character

A prominent climate change denier

By Melissa Bell  |  05:16 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Lord Monckton, Sacha Baron Cohen

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Real-life superhero movement growing, but not getting warm reception from police

Real-life superheroes have attracted thousands of fans, but city cops don’t count themselves among them.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:23 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, superheroes, Phoenix Jones

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Cyclops shark not an Internet prank (photos)

Scientists say the cyclops shark is the real deal.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Cyclops, Shark

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Yueyue, Chinese toddler struck in hit-and-run, reported brain dead

A Chinese toddler who was ignored by 18 passersby and left in the street after she was run over twice is now brain dead, doctors say.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Yue Yue

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Real World: Zuccotti Park

A casting call has gone out from the producers of “Real World” for Occupy Wall Street members,

By Melissa Bell  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Real World, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Exotic animals set free by owner before apparent suicide; animal lovers upset by killings (photos)

Police have killed dozens of exotic animals that escaped from an Ohio animal preserve, upsetting animal lovers across the nation.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, exotic animals, Ohio

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Sharks piled high, rows of fins: Photos reveal breadth of killings in Taiwan

Photographs from the Pew Environment Group document shark killings in Taiwan.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:54 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Shark Fin Soup, Shark, Taiwan, Shark Trade

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Mukesh Ambani never moved into his $2 billion mansion Antilia — what’s going on?

Why doesn’t the richest man in India call his palatial house a home?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mukesh Ambani, Antilia, Vastu Shastra

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Obama’s teleprompter stolen: What comedians are saying

President Obama's teleprompter, podium, presidential seals and $200,000 of audio equipment were stolen in Va. — inspiring much mirth among comedians and critics.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, President Obama, teleprompter

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Gilad Shalit’s freedom eclipses release of 447 Palestinians in news reports

Four hundred and forty-eight men were freed today in an Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap, but only one got close attention from news organizations.

By Melissa Bell  |  06:38 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gilad Shalit, Israel, Palestine, Gaza Strip

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Julian Barnes wins Man Booker Prize for fiction

Four-time finalist wins for his novella ‘The Sense of an Ending’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:35 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Julian Barnes, Booker Prize

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Rush Limbaugh defends violent Lord’s Resistance Army; survivor responds

On his radio show Friday, Rush Limbaugh defended the Lord’s Resistance Army. A survivor has a response for the conservative host.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:57 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Rush Limbaugh, Africa, Lord's Resistance Army, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Yueyue, Chinese toddler run over in hit-and-run, believed to be stable

Conflicting reports over the incident in which a Chinese toddler was involved in a hit-and-run make it hard to understand what really happened.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Hillary Clinton shakes hands with ‘rebels’ in Libya (photo)

The secretary of state made an unexpected trip to Libya Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Lemony Snicket, MTV help explain Occupy Wall Street to kids

Lemony Snicket, MTV and parents are helping kids understand what Occupy Wall Street means.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Lemony Snicket

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Occupy the Tundra, Antarctica: Protests spread to 951 cities, thanks in part to viral photos online

An “Occupy the Tundra” photograph has helped encourage others to join the Occupy movement.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:19 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Texas dust storm, biggest in U.S. in decades, turns sky red and black (videos)

Monday night’s dust storm in Texas was the biggest dust storm to come through the U.S. in decades.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Stephen Colbert supports repeal of Florida’s dwarf-tossing ban

A Florida legislator wants to repeal the state’s ban on dwarf tossing to save jobs. The “Colbert Report” host said (pretended?) that he agreed.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:56 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationa, Stephen Colbert, dwarf tossing

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Bad Lip Reading: behind the viral videos everyone’s talking about (Interview)

An interview with the anonymous creator of the viral videos that are mocking the 2012 election.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:24 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Bad Lip Reading, Michele Bachman, Mitt Romney

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 10/18/2011

German ROSAT satellite to hit earth

The telescope is expected to make reentry sometime between Friday and Oct. 25.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:54 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Space, satellite, ROSAT

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

Tibetan nun dies after setting self ablaze

A Tibetan nun has died after setting herself on fire, becoming the ninth to self-immolate in recent months.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:33 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Winston Churchill invoked to defend tweeting in House of Commons

A British MP said the former prime minister of the U.K. would have liked Twitter

By Melissa Bell  |  08:25 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Winston Churchill, Twitter, House of Commons, Kevin Brennan

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Gilad Shalit gives first interview post-release: ‘[Israel] had to pay the price’

Freed Israeli solider talks about his hopes for freedom, and how much he missed his family.

By Melissa Bell  |  07:21 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gilad Shalit, Israel, Gaza Strip

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 10/17/2011

‘Walking Dead’ gets a Christopher Walken makeover

Walken Dead gives a whole new meaning to the zombie show

By Melissa Bell  |  06:02 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Multimedia, Walken Dead, Walking Dead, Christopher Walken

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Herman Cain imagines a world without pizza #HermanCainPizzaJams

A video of GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain singing a pizza-lover’s version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” has inspired people to tweet their own odes to pizza.

By T.J. Ortenzi and Elizabeth Flock  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Herman Cain, pizza

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 10/17/2011

LAPD detective under fire for posting murder scene photo on Twitter

An LAPD detective’s posting of a murder scene photo on Twitter has sparked a debate over how police use social media.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:24 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, LAPD, Twitter, crime

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Scrabble player accused of hiding ‘G’ — a short history of cheating wordsmiths

At the just-concluded World Scrabble Championship in Warsaw, a Thai player became convinced that England's Ed Martin had swiped a 'G' tile and hidden it away.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Scrabble, cheating

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Occupy Writers: Lemony Snicket on the protests; Salman Rushdie visits OWS

Salman Rushdie visits OWS; other authors write in their support.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Writers, Salman Rushdie, Francis Prose

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Happy Birthday Eminem, but in 1999 you were just a ‘clever enough wordsmith’

Eminem turns 39 today.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:14 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Eminem, birthdays

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Tay-Sachs: a primer on the rare disease

In a moving New York Times story a mother describes what it is like to have a son with the rare disease that will probably kill him before he turns 4.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Tay-Sachs, medicine

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/17/2011

IPhone iOS5 ‘Find My Friends’ app finds a possible cheating wife instead

A man on a Mac thread claims he caught his wife cheating thanks to a location-tracking device on a new iPhone.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Apple, iOS5, Find My Friends

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sex scandals not going away

A third accusation of illegal sexual behavior dogs Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, International Monetary Fund, Francis Hollande

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Chinese toddler run over by two vehicles, ignored by all but one trash collector

Horrific footage captured on CCTV in Foshan, Guangdong province Thursday shows a two-year-old toddler get run over by a van as she walks across the street. No one stops to help her.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, video

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Cornel West arrested after Martin Luther King memorial dedication (video)

West was arrested after the memorial dedication Sunday while protesting corporate influence on government on the Supreme Court steps.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy DC, Cornel West, Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Clair George’s 1992 pardon by George H. W. Bush

The spy’s spy, Clair George, is remembered after his death at 81

By Melissa Bell  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Clair George, George H. W. Bush, Pardon

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Occupy Wall Street movement, one month old, has spread to hundreds of cities (maps, video)

The protests of Occupy Wall Street have spread around the world

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:33 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Together

Posted at 11:41 PM ET, 10/16/2011

‘Sesame Street’ YouTube channel hacked; pornographic material replaces videos

Sesame Street’s YouTube channel appears to have been hacked on Sunday, with reports that content on its page was replaced by pornographic videos.

By Terri Rupar  |  11:41 PM ET, 10/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Google engineer Steve Yegge has his Jerry Maguire moment

What are the lessons to be learned from a leaked memo about Google?

By Melissa Bell  |  06:12 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Google, Steve Yegge, Jerry Maguire, Google+, Facebook

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Meet Rick, the Occupy Wall Street ‘hipster cop’

Meet Rick, the NYPD hipster cop.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:13 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, NYPD, hipsters

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army: a primer

President Obama has authorized the deployment of about 100 U.S. combat forces to central Africa to assist in the fight against the notoriously savage Lord’s Resistance Army

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Chad Ochocinco says he’ll give $20,000 to his 3,000,000th follower on Twitter

The New England Patriots player declares that he will offer up $20,000 to his 3,000,000th follower.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:29 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Chad Ochocinco, Twitter, New York Patriots

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Joshua Komisarjevsky guilty of Petit murders

Conviction is second in case of killings of a Connecticut mother and her two daughters in 2007.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Joshua Komisarjevsky, Crime, William Petit, Petit

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Harold Camping says the end of the world is definitely Oct. 21

Harold Camping, the Family Radio evangelist who wrongly predicted doomsday back in May, say the real end of the world is actually next Friday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Harold Camping, doomsday

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Libyan activists call for end to celebratory gunfire

Jubilant Libyans fired into the air last night over a rumor that one of Gaddafi’s sons had been captured. Activists say the practice needs to stop.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya, celebratory gunfire

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Thailand flooding: ‘A slow-motion catastrophe’ (photos)

Relentless monsoon rains have led to two months of devastating floods.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Thailand, Flooding, Monsoons

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Zuccotti Park has ties to Mayor Bloomberg

Zuccotti Park, the center of the Occupy Wall Street protests is a privately-owned but public space, making the future of the protests unclear.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Steve Wozniak first in line for iPhone 4S; first in line as Steve Jobs’s fan

Steve Wozniak has become the Paul to Steve Jobs’s Jesus.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Steve Wozniak, iPhone 4s, Siri, Steve Jobs

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Starbucks coffee, chocolate threatened by climate change

Starbucks announced today that climate change may be really, really bad for the future of coffee. So they have a back up plan.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Starbucks, climate change

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Phoenix Jones, real-life Seattle superhero, unmasked in court

Seattle self-styled superhero Phoenix Jones has been forced to reveal his real identity in court as father and husband Ben Fodor.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Phoenix Jones, superhero

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Zuccotti Park cleaning canceled; violence breaks out

A scheduled cleaning of Zuccotti Park, basecamp for Occupy Wall Street protesters, has been postponed, Mayor Bloomberg says.

By Melissa Bell  |  07:27 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park, Michael Bloomberg

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Reuters flip-flops on suggestion that George Soros funds Occupy Wall Street

The wire service Reuters flip-flops on an article that had suggested George Soros was behind the Occupy Wall Street protests.

By Melissa Bell  |  07:38 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Clapping, ‘auto-affirmation’ art installation a sign of the times

A new interactive public art installation called “Performer” will allow aspiring performers to experience a virtual, clapping audience.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:58 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Art, Times Square, Max Neuhaus, Adam Frank, Generation Y

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Bhutan royal wedding: ‘Dragon King’ weds longtime girlfriend (photos, video)

Bhutan’s “Dragon King” married his longtime girlfriendIn a small, intimate ceremony in an ancient monastic fortress in the country’s old capital yesterday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:34 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bhutan, royal wedding

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Occupy Wall Street protests get support of the one percent

In a new Tumblr blog called “We are the 1 percent, we stand with the 99 percent,” rich Americans say they stand in solidarity with the protesters on Wall Street.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:35 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, the one percent

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Iran’s former president warns of U.S. retaliation for assassination plot

Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami warned other Iranian leaders on Thursday of the possibility of a military attack by the U.S.

By Thomas Erdbrink  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Mohammad Khatami

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Bali shaken by magnitude 6.1 earthquake (video)

The magnitude 6.1 quake caused widespread panic and injured more than 50 people on the Indonesian resort island.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:28 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bali, earthquake

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Dennis Ritchie, father of C programming language and Unix, dies at 70

Dennis Ritchie, 70, also created the “hello, world” program, which is used in programming textbooks and became a phrase to use when starting something new.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:54 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Dennis Ritchie, computer programming

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Scott Brown accused of plagiarizing, following a long tradition of politicians accused of doing so

A Democratic group in Massachusetts has accused Sen. Scott Brown of plagiarism. He’s not the first to get such allegations.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:42 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Scott Brown, plagiarism, Elizabeth Dole

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Seal Beach shooter, Scott Evans De Kraai, was angry because he thought he’d lose his son

Police have now revealed the motive of the shooter who opened fire inside a crowded salon in Seal Beach, Calif. Wednesday — a custody battle.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:03 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Seal Beach, shooting

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Bhutan’s Royal Wedding: the Dragon King weds

Simon Denyer reports from the tiny country of Bhutan at the king’s royal wedding

By Elizabeth Flock  |  07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bhutan, royal wedding

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Occupy Wall Street: An interview with Kalle Lasn, the man behind it all

The editor and founder of Adbusters was the man who started it all.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:41 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Adbusters, Kalle Lasn

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/12/2011

‘Oily orgy’ interrupts energy summit (video)

During the Canada-Europe Energy roundtable in London, two protesters dressed in just Union Jack boxers and maple leaf underwear smothered one another in a substance that looked like oil as they kissed and groped each other.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, tar sands, Canada, U.K., oil, environmentalism

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Topeka, Kan., repeals city law against domestic violence; district attorney’s office will now prosecute

In a startling vote Tuesday, the City Council of Topeka, Kan., voted 7 to 3 to repeal the local law that makes domestic violence a crime to save money.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:24 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, domestic abuse, Kansas

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/12/2011

BlackBerry outage spurs customers to end their phone relationship

A three-day BlackBerry outage has people fuming.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Blackberry, Blackberry outage, Twitter, iPhone 4s

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Iranian assassination plot leads to conspiracy theories

After U.S. officials alleged that the Iranian government had been plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, conspiracy theories were heard on both sides.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:42 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Adel al-Jubeir

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Who is Gilad Shalit?

Gilad Shalit is to be released after years of failed negotiations between Israel and Hamas.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gilad Shalit, Israel, Hamas

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Demi Moore, unclothed, shares wall space with Mick Jagger in Annie Leibovitz’s Russian exhibition (Photos)

Famous images from photographer Annie Leibovitz are on display in Moscow.

By Will Englund  |  08:51 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Annie Leibovitz, Mick Jagger, Demi Moore

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Eric Holder gets subpoena on failed Fast and Furious operation

Congressional investigators probing the botched anti-gunrunning operation Fast and Furious intend to send a subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:40 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Eric Holder, Fast and Furious

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011

War of 1812: Taking the city of Washington

A quick history lesson for the day.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:21 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, History, War of 1812

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Southwest Airlines sued by Muslim woman they removed from flight

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:34 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Southwest Airlines

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi ambassador, targeted in Iranian assassination plot

Who is Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir, the man targeted in the assassination attempt?

By Melissa Bell  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Adel Al-Jubeir, Eric Holder, Saudi Arabia, Iran

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/11/2011

National Coming Out Day can celebrate a good year

It’s National Coming Out Day, and the LGBT community has a lot to celebrate.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, National Coming Out Day, LGBT

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/11/2011

‘We are the 99 percent’ and the ‘53 percent’ and the ‘9 percent’ and the...

In true American fashion, other groups have sprung up online by people who don’t think the number 99 percent represents them.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, We are the 99 percent, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 10/11/2011

New Zealand oil spill becomes country’s worst maritime disaster

A cargo ship has run aground in New Zealand and is spilling tons of oil into the Astrolabe Reef.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:42 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, New Zealand, New Zealand oil spill, Oil spill, Astrolabe Reef, Costamare Inc.

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Phoenix Jones, real-life Seattle superhero, arrested for pepper-spray assault

Phoenix Jones, who says he often patrols the streets of Seattle in a superhero suit to stop crime, may have been accidentally involved in a crime.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 10/11/2011

‘Kraken’ sea monster’s lair possibly discovered

A giant sea monster, akin to the mythological Kraken, may have terrorized Earth's ancient oceans.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:38 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Science, kraken

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Occupy Boston: Veterans clash with police, scores arrested

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:44 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Boston, Veterans for Peace

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 10/10/2011

YouTube launches Space Lab, the latest in crowdsourcing academia

The video-sharing site is inviting would-be scientists to experiment in space.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:28 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, YouTube, SpaceLab, International Space Station

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 10/10/2011

WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum targeted in secret government order

The order forces Google and Sonic.net to hand over the e-mail addresses of the people that Appelbaum corresponded with over the past two years.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:28 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, WikiLeaks, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Jacob Appelbaum

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Loukanikos or Sausage, the riot dog, continues protesting in Greece

Loukanikos has been wagging alongside Greek protestors for at least two years.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Iranian films ‘My Tehran for Sale’ and ‘Persepolis’ result in lashings, protests

Post-revolution, Persian films started discussion what it was like to experience liberation from an oppressive regime.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:49 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Tunisia, Persian film, Persepolis, Iran for Sale

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Eviction in Colorado photographer John Moore: It’s hard to ‘stand there and watch’

John Moore of Getty Images answered reader questions on his recent set of photos, which documented a Colorado family’s eviction from their house.

By Jon DeNunzio  |  02:35 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Ex-Miss Iceland outed Whitey Bulger — who would play them in a movie?

There is speculation a movie deal is in the works around Whitey Bulger’s capture. Who would play the characters in a movie?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Whitey Bulger, Miss Iceland, crime

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Herman Cain, Mark Kelly up for Mustached American of the Year award

Astronaut Mark Kelly, who is married to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is also up for the prize.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Copts at center of deadliest clashes in Egypt since protests began (videos)

The clashes Sunday involving Coptic Christian demonstrators were the deadliest in the country since the popular revolt that toppled the country’s autocratic leader in February.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Coptic Christians

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Columbus Day, reconsidered

Protests spring up every year around the controversial beginnings of Columbus Day.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus, Native American's Day

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

Occupy Wall Street: leaderless for how long?

Since the Occupy Wall Street movement began, protesters have prided themselves on not having a leader. But how long can that last?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:45 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Slavoj Zizek, John Lewis, Alan Grayson

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Mimes invade Venezuela as traffic cops (Photo and videos)

Venezuela hires a troupe of mimes to direct traffic and shame bullying drivers.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mimes, Traffic Cops, Venezuela

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Cornwall cliffs collapse (video)

Erosion of cliffs in Cornwall leads to a dramatic souvenir for hikers.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cornwall, Erosion, Climate Change

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

Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh writes of dying on Twitter, two weeks before death

Though it will take up to six weeks to get a toxicology report, authorities told the AP there was nothing to indicate foul play.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:18 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Weezer, Mikey Welsh, Chicago

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 10/08/2011

Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize winner, in conversation

The Post’s Sudarsan Raghavan recalls his encounters with the new Nobel Peace Prize winner.

By Sudarsan Raghavan  |  09:58 AM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Edgar Allen Poe died 162 years ago, yet the mystery of his death has not been solved

One hundred sixty-two years ago today, Poe was found drunk, broke and delirious on a street in Maryland. The mystery of his death has still not been solved.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:51 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Biz Stone’s Twitter account robo-tweets for votes

The Twitter co-founder has been testing a robo-tweet voting platform called Votizen.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Biz Stone, Twitter

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Westboro Baptist Church vs. Steve Jobs on technology

The Westboro Baptist Church used an iPhone to announce it was picketing Jobs’s funeral.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Westboro Baptist Church, Steve Jobs

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Nobel Prize advice from Richard Feynman: ‘it’s a pain in the ---’

Feynman discounted the prize, which he won in 1965.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:20 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Nobel Prize, Richard Feynman

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Steve Jobs’s final farewell

He leaves behind a legacy of design.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Steve Jobs, Apple, Jon Stewart

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Occupy Wall Street protests: What do the one percent think?

The bankers on Wall Street have new neighbors. Are they engaging with the Occupy Wall Street, or ignoring them?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:08 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, We are the 99 percent

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Liberians Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee win Nobel Peace Prize

Two Liberians -- activist Leymah Gbowee and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf — were among three winners of the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:33 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Liberia, Nobel Peace Prize, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Gabrielle Giffords all smiles at husband’s retirement ceremony (Photo)

At husband Mark Kelly’s White House retirement ceremony, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords appears happy and healthy

By Melissa Bell  |  04:34 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, Nancy Pelosi

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Hank Williams Jr. song axed for ‘Monday Night Football’ — which song should replace it?

With the news that Hank Williams Jr.’s song “Are You Ready” will no longer play before “Monday Night Football,” football fans need a new song.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Hank Williams Jr., Monday Night Football

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Crafting with cat hair: The latest fashion trend?

Fur balls can be fashionable, too.

By Jura Koncius  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Crafting with Cat Hair, Japan, Hello Kitty, Kaori Tsutaya

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Steve Jobs death exploited by scammers on Facebook

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:38 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Steve Jobs, Facebook, scam

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 10/06/2011

We are the 99 percent and Occupy Wall Street grow larger nationwide

As hundreds of Americans contribute to the Tumblr blog We Are The 99 Percent, thousands of protesters are taking to the streets nationwide.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:32 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Together, We are the 99 percent

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Italian Wikipedia shut down in protest of proposed ‘Wiretapping Act’

In protest of a bill proposed to Parliament that would allow widespread censorship, the entire Italian Wikipedia website has voluntarily taken itself down.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Wikipedia, Italy, web censorship

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters beaten, maced by police (videos)

NYPD officers reportedly swung batons and fired mace at protesters Thursday night.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:44 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, NYPD

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Pancreatic cancer found a silent spokesman in Steve Jobs

Despite keeping the particulars of his disease private, Steve Jobs gave a public face to pancreatic cancer.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:29 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Steve Jobs, Apple, Pancreatic Cancer

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Tomas Tranströmer wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Swedish poet wins the Nobel Prize in Literature, despite rumors it would go to Bob Dylan.

By Melissa Bell  |  07:11 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Steve Jobs dies, and the Internet pays tribute to its hero

Apple’s Web site went stark, with a remembrance of Jobs. But other tech-oriented Web sites also changed up their designs

By Terri Rupar and Melissa Bell  |  03:17 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Meghan McCain’s lawyer receives smackdown

“My client will not be bullied out of exercising his First Amendment right to make clear his belief that your client is a spoiled, brainless twit.”

By Maura Judkis  |  03:58 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Meghan McCain, John McCain, Red State, Blogging

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Occupy Wall Street protests grow in size and credibility (photos, video, live updates)

Unions and students have now joined the protesters on Wall Street in what may turn into the biggest day of protests yet.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, We are the 99 percent, unions

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Mattel agrees to implement greener paper-sourcing practices after Greenpeace stages campaign

The toy company will use more sustainable and recycled paper for its packaging after Greenpeace launched a campaign.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Fred Shuttlesworth dies: ‘Everyone expected me to get killed more than anyone else’

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth dies at the age of 89 after a lifetime of civil rights work

By Melissa Bell  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Fred A. Shuttlesworth, Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Movement

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Afghanistan at war: Ten years later, how much do you know?

Test your knowledge on the country and the war that America has been engaged in for the last decade.

By Anup Kaphle  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Afghanistan War

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Putin faked his famous dive to discover antiquities

Footage of Vladi­mir Putin discovering two ancient ceramic jugs by accident in August was a set up.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Vladimir Putin, Russia

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Greece austerity strike cripples country

A massive 24-hour strike Wednesday in Greece reveals a new level of anger and frustration in the country.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:53 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Greece, debt crisis, strike

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate?

An online gambling house has odds on Bob Dylan for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Culture, Bob Dylan, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize for Literature, Adonis

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Friendly’s files for Chapter 11: Which 63 spots are shutting down? (Map)

Find out which ice cream and burger shops are shutting down.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Van Jones suggests liberals imitate the tea party

Former White House green jobs adviser and author Van Jones thinks liberals need to make their own tea party. Or at least steal their tactics.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:08 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Van Jones, tea party, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Michael Lewis is slamming everyone on his book tour

Michael Lewis is promoting his new book “Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World,” and sending out some criticisms along the way.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:15 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Michael Lewis, Greece, Angela Merkel, Wall Street, George Papandreou

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 10/05/2011

New iPhone is a great little gadget, but where are the big innovations?

As the latest iteration of the iPhone is released, some people are asking: What happened to the big stuff?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:52 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, iPhone, Apple

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Helicopter crashes in East River, one reported dead

1 dead after helicopter crashes into NYC’s East River

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:48 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, New York, East River, helicopter

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn’s widow on search for missing wedding band

Kimberly Vaughn of Virginia says she accidentally lost her husband’s band while flying, and she hopes Facebook can help her get it back.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Navy SEAL, Virginia, Afghanistan, Aaron Vaughn, Kimberly Vaugn, wedding band, Facebook campaign

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Nestle targets dogs in Beneful food ad: Why pooches may be worth the attention

The company hopes that owner’s

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment; Dogs

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/04/2011

South Pacific water shortage means some islands have only a week’s worth of water left

The islands of Tuvalu, Tokelau and Samoa are experiencing a water shortage so severe that most residents are left with only a week’s worth of water to drink.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, South Pacific, Tokelau, Tuvalu, water, water shortage

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011

China space lab Tiangong-1 launched to ‘America the Beautiful’ soundtrack

When China launched its first space laboratory module Thursday, state TV mistakenly broadcast it to the tune of “America the Beautiful.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, space, Tiangong-1

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Sherri Shepherd, ‘View’ women debate use of N-word in Rick Perry’s hunting camp story

Co-host Sherri Shepherd takes issue with Barbara Walters’s use of the name during the racially tinged discussion.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Waxahachie firefighters to let massive blaze burn itself out

Firefighters have decided to let a roaring fire that raged Monday morning at a chemical plant in Waxahachie, Tex. burn itself out.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Texas, Waxahachie, fire, chemical plant

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Dark energy, a mysterious cosmic force, is behind physics Nobel prize-winning scientists’ discovery

Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday, after using the concept of dark energy to reach their conclusions.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Science, Space, Nobel prize, NASA: dark energy

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Amanda Knox acquitted: An interview with trial blogger Frank Sfarzo

After American student Amanda Knox was cleared of the death of Meredith Kercher, we sit down with a blogger who has been covering the trail for years.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:58 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Amanda Knox, crime, murder trial, Meredith Kercher

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Is Obama’s tax plan really Reagan’s tax plan? (Video)

Obama has Buffett’s secretary. Reagan had a bus driver.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:51 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Obama, Reagan, Tax Plan, Warren Buffett's secretary, Ronald Reagan's bus driver

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Fire near Louvre sparks concerns for French museum

Worry is sparked on Twitter by reports of a fire near the Louvre.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Louvre, Louvre on fire, Mona Lisa

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Amanda Knox acquitted, judge orders immediate release (live video)

The court has overturned Amanda Knox’s murder conviction and ordered her immediately released from prison.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Amanda Knox, crime, Meredith Kercher, murder trial, Italy

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Koch brothers’ company sold equipment to Iran, report alleges; firm denies wrongdoing

The company owned by David and Charles Koch, billionaire brothers who support conservative causes, faces new allegations in a Bloomberg report

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Koch brothers, Koch Industries, Iran, investigation

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Don Lapre, jailed ‘King of Infomercials,’ dies of apparent suicide

Dan Lapre, who once sold “The Greatest Vitamin in the World,” was on trial for defrauding investors.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Waxahachie chemical plant consumed by massive fire (video)

In Waxahachie, Texas, a massive fire is burning at a Magnablend chemical plant with more than 80,000 gallons of bulk liquid storage.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:38 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Waxahachie, Texas, chemical fire

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/03/2011

‘Obama Fried Chicken’ restaurant spotted in Beijing; KFC considering legal action

The tag­line on the shop’s sign reads, “We so cool, aren’t we?”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Arctic ozone loss an official ‘hole’

By Melissa Bell  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Ralph Steinman, Nobel medicine prize winner, died three days before getting prize

Three days before receiving the Nobel Prize, Ralph Steinman died of pancreatic cancer. The committee does not give posthumous awards, and is not sure if he will get to keep it.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Nobel Prize, Ralph Steinman, Bruce Beutler, jules hoffman, rosalind franklin, posthumous award

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Andy Rooney signs off ‘60 Minutes’ for the last time (video)

Andy Rooney, longtime host of 60 minutes, signed off Sunday for the last time.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Andy Rooney, 60 minutes

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 10/03/2011

‘Arrested Development’ returns; chicken dances ensue

At long last, confirmation that a remake is underway for Arrested Development

By Melissa Bell  |  09:04 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lifestyle, Arrested Development, Bluth Family, Mitchell Hurwitz, Jason Bateman

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Sloan Churman, deaf woman, hears herself for the first time (video)

Sloan Churman was born deaf, but has now received a hearing implant.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Multimedia, hearing impairment

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Philippines officials Photoshop themselves into typhoon cleanup photo

The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways Photoshopped three officials into a typhoon cleanup photo.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Philippines, typhoon, photoshop

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 09/30/2011

New York Times ‘sexy chicken’ now on Twitter

The picture of a posed chicken carcass has officially gone viral.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:56 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Girl Scouts to reduce use of palm oil in cookies after two Juniors start campaign

Two teen scouts led the charge after learning about the environmental impact on the rainforests.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:28 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Anwar al-Awlaki or al-Aulaqi? Spellings trip up media, readers

The media have no idea how to spell Anwar al-Awlaki/Aulaqi. But it’s not really their fault.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/30/2011

California teacher docks points for saying ‘Bless you’ in class

Steve Cuckovich finds the courtesy outdated and disruptive.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters joined by transit union as movement spreads to San Francisco, D.C.

The movement has spread to other cities, including San Francisco and Washington.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Listeria concern prompts romaine lettuce recall

True Leaf Farms of Salinas bags of chopped romaine were recalled after a random sample tested positive for the bacteria.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Red tide glows blue along the San Diego coast (photo)

The “red tide” is visiting the San Diego coast. At night, observers can see a purplish-blue glow out in the ocean.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Red Tide, San Diego, ocean, phenomenon

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Anwar al-Aulaqi killed: What he preached (videos)

Anwar al-Aulaqi has been killed. During his life, he was known for his charisma and speeches.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Anwar al-Aulaqi, Yemen, al-Qaeda

 

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