WorldViews: December, 2011

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Penn State scandal raises the question: Should molestation victims ‘come out’?

Two well-known celebrities speak to the alleged victims in the Penn State sex abuse scandal — with varying results

By Melissa Bell  |  03:56 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Tyler Perry, Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, Sandra Rose

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We post a photo. You tell us which country the photo is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:57 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, photo of the day, what in the world, photo quiz, where in the world

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Facebook IPO: How much is your Facebook page worth?

We figured out an equation to determine how much money Facebook makes every time you update your status.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:10 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Posted at 02:15 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Occupy L.A., Philadelphia raided by police (video)

Protesters in Occupy Philly, Occupy LA had defied orders to leave their encampments.

By Mary Keister and Elizabeth Flock  |  02:15 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 11/29/2011

U.N. climate talks: Environmental groups’ leaders criticize Hillary Rodham Clinton

A letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that the U.S. negotiating position at U.N. climate talks could undermine progress.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  06:54 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Chiquita’s new world headquarters in Charlotte decided with help from a Twitter war

Cincinnati-based company Chiquita, maker of America’s beloved bananas, has moved its headquarters from Cincinnati to Charlotte, with help from Twitter.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:38 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Chiquita, Charlotte, Cincinnati

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 11/29/2011

The Little Printer: Novelty or revolutionary?

The adulation keeps rolling in for the not-yet-released Little Printer, but little of it has to do with what the machine will actually accomplish.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:29 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, The Little Printer, BERG

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Tehran embassy seizure, as in 1979, highlights rift with West

An attack on the British Embassy by Iranian militants recalls the November 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy, but important differences are evident.

By William Branigin  |  02:39 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Tehran

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Brazil’s oil spill: Chevron ‘tried to make the accident less than it was’

An oil leak at a Chevron Corp. deep-water well off the coast of Rio de Janeiro coast this month is not going away.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Brazil, oil spill

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Photo of the Day: What in the world?

We post a photo. You tell us which country the photo is from.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:07 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Photo quiz, Where in the world

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Occupy Philadelphia, Los Angeles protesters ignore threat of eviction; DC could be next

Two weeks after Zuccotti Park, the spiritual home of the Occupy movement, was raided by NY police, protesters in several cities are staying put despite eviction threats.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, evictions, Occupy DC, Occupy Philadelphia, Occupy LA

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Yueyue, Chinese toddler killed in hit-and-run, gets inspirational mini-movie

More than a month after the death of a Chinese toddler struck in a hit and run, a mini-movie has come out about her.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:21 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Yueyue, hit and run

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Iranian students storm British embassy in Tehran (audio, video)

Iranian student hardliners have broken into British Embassy in Tehran to protest latest sanctions, and to demand the British ambassador’s immediate expulsion.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, protests

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Scott Olsen talks Occupy Oakland injury for the first time (Video)

The Iraq War veteran injured at the Occupy Oakland protests discusses his injuries.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:16 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street, Scott Olsen

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Egypt elections marred by allegations of fraud

The first free elections in Egypt in decades were marred Tuesday by allegations of election fraud.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, elections

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: three years ago a terrorist attack, this week a joyful flash mob

Three years ago a terrorist attack tore up Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. This week a flash mob danced for joy against hate.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Rang de Basanti, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, 26/11

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback apologizes to teen after she refuses to apologize to him

After a teenager refused to apologize for an offending tweet, a governor apologizes to her.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:41 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Egyptian novelist Alaa al-Aswany tops Foreign Policy magazine’s ‘top 100 global thinkers’

Egypt’s Alaa al-Aswany makes the list, as does President Obama.

By Anup Kaphle  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Alaa al-Aswany, Foreign Policy

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 11/28/2011

British woman, suspected of a racist rant on a tram, has been arrested

A YouTube video shows a woman ranting against foreigners. The viral video led to her arrest

By Melissa Bell  |  01:43 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, YouTube, My Tram Experience

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Wal-Mart invaded by Occupy protesters on Black Friday (Video)

Rather than hearing about a special in aisle 5, Wal-Mart shoppers heard an Occupy Wall Street message from a flash mob.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Walmart, Black Friday, Occupy San Diego

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/28/2011

‘60 Minutes’ shines spotlight on homeless Fla. teens (Video)

Life in a car via “60 Minutes.”

By Melissa Bell  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Arielle Metzger, 60 Minutes

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Weibo, the Chinese Twitter, does not challenge Communist Party at the elections

Weibo, the Chinese Twitter, may have given some hope to democracy in China, but it hasn’t happened yet.

By Zhang Jie  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Chinese Communist Party, Weibo

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Occupy L.A.: Despite deadline to evacuate, protesters remain

Despite deadline to evacuate, protesters remain at the Occupy Los Angeles camp.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:04 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy LA, Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy tweets of sexual assault, beating by police (Video)

Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy wrote on Twitter that she had been assaulted and beaten by police

By Melissa Bell  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mona Eltahawy, Twitter, Egypt, Arab Spring

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Thanksgiving Traditions: Listening to Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

What are your family's Thanksgiving traditions?

By Justin Bank  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 11/23/2011

‘Is Sarah Palin retarded/retired?’ Google autocomplete glitch gives glimpse of how the search engine works

Google autocomplete glitch gives glimpse of search engine’s machinations

By Justin Bank  |  03:24 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/23/2011

OWS: 79 percent of books in ‘People’s Library’ reportedly missing, wrecked

Occupy Wall Street held a news conference on the library destroyed in last Tuesday’s raid, and reports that 79 percent of books were missing or wrecked.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, People's Library, books

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Tear gas released in Egypt, South Korea

Tear gas, a chemical weapon that stimulates nerves in the eyes to cause tears and pain, was used in Egypt and South Korea this week.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, tear gas, Egypt, South Korea, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Amish group charged with hate crimes in bizarre hair-cutting attacks

An Amish breakaway group in eastern Ohio said to have cut off the hair and beard of several Amish men and women has been charged with federal hate crimes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:41 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Amish, hate crimes

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Yemen: Horrific video shows disemboweled boy, indication of wider human rights abuses

A graphic new video has emerged that indicates human rights abuses continue to be rampant in the country’s 11-month-old uprising.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Yemen, human rights abuses, disembowelment

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Occupy Wall Street calls off trip to Egypt

Occupy Wall Street has postponed a trip to Egypt, because of trouble at home and abroad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/23/2011

In Tahrir Square, after a moment of calm, battle begins anew

The Post’s Leila Fadel reports a momentary peace has settled over Tahrir Square after five days of violent protests.

By Leila Fadel and Melissa Bell  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Helicopter crashes installing Christmas tree; pilot limps away (Video)

A helicopter pilot had a lucky escape after a crash in New Zealand on Wednesday morning.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:29 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Hanukkah vodka ad pulled after protests from Jewish groups

A New York City billboard selling cheap vodka with a slogan that Jewish advocacy groups said was anti-Semitic has been taken down.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:03 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Ads, Hannukah, Christmas

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Anne McCaffrey, sci-fi author of Pern series, is dead

Anne McCaffrey, prolific science fiction and fantasy author, has died of a stroke at 85.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:44 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Anne McCaffrey, Sci-fi, authors

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Megyn Kelly minimizes pepper spray; Should she test it out?

Megyn Kelly likens pepper spray to a vegetable.

By Justin Bank  |  08:42 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Texas Judge William Adams suspended after video surfaces of him beating his daughter

Judge William Adams has been suspended from the bench after his daughter posted a video of him online.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:36 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Judge William Adams

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 11/22/2011

‘Climate-gate’ resurfaces after hacker releases new round of e-mails

Less than a week before U.N. negotiators convene in South Africa for a new round of talks aimed at forging a global climate pact, a hacker has released a second round of e-mails stolen from the University of East Anglia in Britain that portray climate scientists in a negative light.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  07:55 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Ai Weiwei rallies his followers in protests

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has become something of a unwitting Pied Piper, leading his fans into a series of pranks in the past few days, including posing naked on the Web and calling a newspaper at his prompting.

By Keith B. Richburg  |  06:45 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Ai Weiwei, China

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Anonymous targets pepper-spraying UC Davis cop

The Internet hacking group Anonymous has launched its latest attack on the UC Davis police officer.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:52 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Anonymous, UC Davis, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/22/2011

The Kennedy assassination: Ben Bradlee recalls his friend

On Nov. 23,1963, the front page of The Washington Post carried tragic news: ‘President Kennedy shot dead.’

By Melissa Bell  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, John F. Kennedy, Kennedy assassination, Front Pages

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/22/2011

UC Davis incident inspires Amazon customers to use review site as vehicle for protest

In the wake of Friday’s incident at UC Davis, an outcry is being heard in an unlikely place — on Amazon.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, UC Davis, Amazon, pepper spray

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/22/2011

UC Davis English Department calls for chancellor’s resignation

Just days after a pepper spraying incident during a police crackdown on Occupy protesters at UC Davis, protesters have set up a new encampment at the school.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, UC Davis

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Pepper spray, beating blamed by Occupy Seattle protester for her miscarriage

A woman pepper-sprayed by police said it contributed to her miscarriage five days later.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:21 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Tahrir Square: Tens of thousands protest, military council may cede power (scenes from Tuesday)

Battles rage as tens of thousands stream into Tahrir Square to protest.

By Ernesto Londono and Elizabeth Flock  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Tahrir Square, Egypt

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Luke Gates, American student arrested in Cairo, wrote on Twitter of wanting to die in Egypt

Luke Gates, of the three American students from the American University in Cairo who was arrested Tuesday, wrote on his Twitter account of how he wanted to die in the country.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  10:27 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Luke Gates, Tahrir Square, American University Cairo

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Derrik Sweeney third American student arrested in Cairo

Derrik Sweeney, a Georgetown University student, has been identified as the third American student from the American University in Cairo who was arrested and paraded on state television Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  10:26 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Derrik Sweeney, American University Cairo, Tahrir Square

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Gregory Porter, Luke Gates and Derrik Sweeney identified as 3 American students arrested in Cairo

The three American students from the American University in Cairo were arrested and paraded on state television Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  09:05 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Tahrir Square, American University Cairo

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Three Americans arrested in Cairo (video)

Three American students from the American University in Cairo were arrested and paraded on state television Tuesday, accused of participating in the protests in Tahrir Square.

By Leila Fadel and Ernesto Londoño  |  07:55 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, American University Cairo

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Occupy march from Zuccotti Park to D.C.: My trip with the protesters

The Occupy Wall Street protesters who decided to march from Zuccotti Park to the White House will complete their trek Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  07:06 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the Highway

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 11/21/2011

UC Davis chancellor apologizes, does not resign

Linda Katehi’s short message is apologetic but met with jeers after the pepper-spraying of passive students by police.

By Melissa Bell  |  06:19 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy UC Davis, Occupy Wall Street, Linda Katehi

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Supercommittee failure one reason Occupy protesters are marching

The supercommittee failure is being blamed on the Bush tax cuts, the original focus of the Occupy Wall Street march from New York to D.C.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, supercommittee, Bush tax cuts, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the Highway

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

Who is Jose Pimentel,‘lone wolf’ arrested in N.Y. bomb plot?

Jose Pimentel, a 27-year-old Manhattan man, stands accused of plotting to bomb U.S. troops returning from war as well as New York police and post offices.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:10 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Jose Pimentel, terror plot, New York

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Don’t text Jesus in Pakistan? Possible ban list contains more than 1,000 words

A Pakistan Telecommunication Authority possible ban list contains nearly 1,700 words.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Juggalo, Jesus Christ

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Egypt headlines: Time warp to Jan. 28

With national elections just around the corner, Egypt has been rocked by violent protests that resemble those that took place in January.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Arab Spring, elections

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 11/21/2011

UC Davis prepares for protest after pepper spray incident

A large rally has been planned for Monday afternoon to protest the Davis police use of pepper spray.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:38 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy UC Davis

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Fukushima Daiichi: My trip inside Japan’s Dead Zone

The Washington Post’s Tokyo correspondent Chico Harlan takes a trip to the no-entry zone surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

By Chico Harlan  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Fukushima Daiichi, No-Entry Zone

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Occupy Oakland: Video released of police beating of Iraq vet Kayvan Sabeghi

Kayvan Sabeghi, 32, an Iraq war veteran, was beaten by police and arrested at an Occupy Oakland protest earlier this month, and now the Guardian, a British newspaper, has posted video of the incident.

By Terri Rupar  |  10:05 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Shepard Fairey asks Obama to support Occupy

Creator of iconic Obama poster also warns fans not to give up on the president yet.

By Melissa Bell  |  06:24 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Shepard Fairey, Occupy Wall Street, Barack Obama

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Reno fire claims one life, dozens of homes (Photo)

A wind-whipped fire spread across 400 acres in Reno, plowing through homes and causing at least one man’s death

By Melissa Bell  |  03:38 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Reno fire, Nevada

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Occupy Wall Street? Or Occupy Black Friday?

Will the protest movement protest the great shopping holiday of Black Friday?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:21 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Naitonal, Black Friday, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/18/2011

‘WikiLeaks Libya:’ American group wanted to help Gaddafi — for $10 million

For $10 million, Gaddafi could have had the help of a strange American group.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Libya memo, Wikileaks, Gaddafi

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Occupy Wall Street: A bloody man

Brandon was the youngest Occupy protester on a march to D.C. Now, he’s been injured during a conflict with New York police.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy violence

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Free Syrian Army video may verify armed insurgency

A video purports to show the Free Syrian Army attacking government troops

By Liz Sly  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Free Syrian Army

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Pilot’s bathroom break prompts emergency landing (Video)

After a pilot locked himself in the bathroom, the co-pilot assumed they were being attacked.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:23 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/17/2011

NASA maps the moon at highest resolution yet (Photo)

NASA releases a topographical map of the moon.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NASA, Moon

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Jessica Lall’s killer: Despite murder, he can dance at his brother’s wedding

An Indian judge granted Manu Sharma parole to attend his brother’s wedding, despite murdering Jessica Lall.

By Simon Denyer  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Jessica Lall, Manu Sharma, India

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Dorli Rainey, 84, the new face of the Occupy protests

An 84-year-old activist, Dorli Rainey talks about her unexpected involvement in the Occupy protests.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:16 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Seattle, Dorli Rainey

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Occupy New York Stock Exchange, Key Bridge

Occupy Wall Street protesters parade down Wall Street; D.C. protesters prepared to block the Key Bridge

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  08:04 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy DC, Key Bridge, New York Stock Exchange

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 11/16/2011

SOPA: The chart that may have Internet firms worried

Why Internet firms may be so worried about the SOPA bill

By Melissa Bell  |  06:56 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Sopa, Stop Online Priacy Act

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Malcolm Gladwell: Bank of America’s new spokesman?

Bank of America hired Malcolm Gladwell to talk to small business.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:11 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Bank of America, Malcolm Gladwell

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Kuwait Parliament stormed by thousands of protesters

Protesters clashed with riot police and called for the prime minister to step down

By Melissa Bell  |  05:04 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Kuwait, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti parliment

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Salman Rushdie on Bloomberg’s book problem

What happened to the books at Zuccotti Park?

By Melissa Bell  |  02:45 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street Library

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Occupy Wall Street: A spiritual undertaking?

How much of a role does religion play in the Occupy movement?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, spirituality

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Karl Rove heckled by ‘Occupy Baltimore’ (video)

Karl Rove was interrupted by Occupy Baltimore protesters while speaking during a Johns Hopkins University lecture series.

By Bethonie Butler  |  01:28 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Occupy Wall Street cops: It's not all police brutality

The police may be getting a bad rap in the Occupy Wall Street protests

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:43 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the Highway, police brutality

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Greenpeace: Fish attracting devices catch more than just tuna

A new video shows how fish attracting devices catch a range of animals, not just tuna.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Tuna, Tuna fishing, Greenpeace

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Thailand flooding: Necessity is the mother of all invention

A new Tumblr celebrates the ingenuity of Thais struggling with massive flooding.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:56 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Thailand, Thailand flooding, Yingluck Shinawatra

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Chicago hip-hop group detained in Pakistan

When hip-hop diplomacy goes awry: the FEW Collective was detained in Pakistan.

By Karin Brulliard  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, FEW Collective, US-Pakistan Relations

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 11/16/2011

NASA astronaut ad: Competitive salary, some travel

Want to work for NASA? Now’s your chance

By Melissa Bell  |  09:53 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, NASA, Astronaut, Astronaut Want Ad

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Occupy Wall Street: ‘Torah’ missing after Zuccotti Park eviction

Occupy Wall Street protester’s Michael Glazer’s Torah is missing after today’s eviction from Zuccotti Park. Police say items may be reclaimed.

By Elizabeth Flock and T.J. Ortenzi  |  10:31 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Zuccotti Park’s fight over first amendment rights: is a tent protected speech?

When is a tent a tent and when is a tent protected speech under the First Amendment?

By Melissa Bell  |  03:32 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park, First Amendment Rights

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Occupy Oakland: Deputy mayor resigns after camp eviction

The second member of Mayor Jean Quan’s team resigns after Occupy Oakland camp cleared.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:10 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Zuccotti Park evicted: Protesters lose right to stay in park with tents

The encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York was torn down by police early on Tuesday morning

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  07:23 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh says he’ll step down in 90 days — maybe

The Yemen president says those who cling to power are mad.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:52 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Starbucks’ coffee bean surcharge, bank checking fees: a brave, new world of surreptitious fees?

Hidden fees are increasingly being slapped on consumers by corporations seeking a bigger bottom line.

By Justin Bank  |  05:06 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Occupy Wall Street over? Not so fast, marchers say.

Occupy protesters on the march from New York to Washington are not worried about police evictions or other media reports about Occupy.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:58 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the Highway

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Occupy Oakland eviction: ‘They’ll come and kick us out, we’ll move back in’ (Video)

City officials push out Occupy encampments.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:17 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Scott Olsen, injured Occupy Oakland protester: ‘We’ll see you in our streets’

Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran, posts a message on Google+ about his recovery from his Occupy Oakland injury.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Scott Olsen, Occupy Oakland

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/14/2011

In China, Google Earth reveals unidentified structures

In the middle of the Gobi desert, strange buildings glow blue on Google Earth.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Norway’s Anders Behring Breivik will get a new courtroom built for his trial

The media attention is at such a fever pitch in Norway that a new courtroom will be built to try Anders Behring Breivik.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:06 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Andres Behring Breivik, Utoeya

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Gabrielle Giffords interview preview: Husband says she was ‘beat up, but not beaten’

“Good Morning America” host Diane Sawyer previews her exclusive interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:47 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Politics, Gabrielle Giffords: Mark Kelly, Diane Sawyer

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/14/2011

NASA begins Russia hitchhiker program (video)

By Melissa Bell  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NASA, Soyuz TMA-22

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Occupy the Highway: Follow the march from New York to Washington

For the next week, protesters will continue their march from New York to Washington in an attempt to raise awareness about the anti-corporate protest.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:23 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the Highway

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/12/2011

Occupy the Highway protesters get cold welcome in New Jersey

Footsore protesters get a cold welcome in New Jersey

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy the Highway, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 11/12/2011

Occupy the Highway: The immense pain of walking from New York to Washington

The immense pain of walking from New York to Washington.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy the Highway, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Nixon’s testimony: The grand jury prosecutor recalls a tormented president on the stand

The grand jury prosecutor recalls a tormented president on the stand

By Melissa Bell  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Richard Nixon, Richard Davis

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Molokai helicopter crash: Eyewitness accounts (Video)

Five die after a helicopter crashes in Hawaii

By Melissa Bell  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationa, Molokai, Helicopter crash

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Turkey earthquake demolishes hotel, camera catches the fall (Video)

A closed-circut television camera catches the Turkey earthquake

By Melissa Bell  |  01:31 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Turkey, Turkey earthquake

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Twitter ordered to turn over information on users: Do we need to read the privacy policies?

Do we need to read the privacy policies?

By Melissa Bell  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Twitter, U.S. Court ruling, Privacy Policy

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Occupy the Highway: Why they’re here

They all started at Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street was born and spread, but they are all on this march from New York to Washington for very different reasons.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the HIghway

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Occupy Burlington and Oakland: fears and sorrow after two shootings (Video)

On opposite sides of the country Thursday, shooting deaths occurred at or near Occupy protest encampments.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:40 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Burlington, Occupy Oakland

Posted at 01:27 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Occupy the Highway: How to reinvigorate a protest

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:27 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy, Occupy the Highway

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Edmund Fitzgerald tribute song lyrics changed by Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot, who immortalized the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in song, changed the lyrics out of respect for the victims’ family

By Melissa Bell  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Gordon Lightfoot, Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Penn State riot, ‘Sanduskied’ and the insensitive reaction on campus

The sexual abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky has provoked a lot of questionable reaction.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:08 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Occupy San Diego sues police; Occupy Berekley battles police

Occupy San Diego and Occupy Berkely have run-in with the cops

By Melissa Bell  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy San Diego, Occupy Berekly

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Iran to women: No skiing unless with a male guardian

A new police notice prohibits women from the slopes if they are not accompanied by a man.

By Thomas Erdbrink  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Iran, Tehran, Skiing

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Nixon’s long-secret Watergate testimony: his worst day in office and other revelations

Do released Nixon tapes offer up new revelations in the Watergate story?

By Melissa Bell  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Richard Nixon, Watergate

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Occupy the Highway: On the road with the protesters

Updates from the protesters along the highway on their march from New York to Washington.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Lucas Papademos: The President Bartlet of Greece?

A new man takes the helm of the Greek government.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:14 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Occupy the Highway: We’ll be along for the ride

As protesters march from New York to Washington, we’ll be there, too.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:15 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy the Highway

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Astronauts falling on the moon

A compilation of stumbling lunar visitors

By Melissa Bell  |  03:52 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, NASA, astronaughts

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 11/09/2011

National Emergency Alert System letdown?

Did the national test for an emergency alert system underwhelm?

By Melissa Bell  |  02:27 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Steven Spielberg censored in Lebanon?

Film director Steven Spielberg's name has been covered up on posters advertising the new Tintin film at a cinema in Lebanon

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Occupy Oakland riot cat photo gets an answer

The Post has found a rebuttal for all the criticism that came in over our Oakland riot cat photo.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:01 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Oakland riot cat

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Where’s an Emergency Alert System for the Internet and the phone?

Some critics contend that the U.S. disaster response is still not as broad as it should be.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Raul Castro’s daughter Mariela gets into Twitter row with prominent dissident Yoani Sanchez

Within hours of signing up on Twitter, the daughter of Cuban president Raúl Castro found herself in a heated debate with Cuba’s prominent dissident blogger, Yoani Sánchez.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, Mariela Sanchez, Yoani Sanchez, Twitter

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Asteroid 2005 YU55 passes close by Earth (video)

An asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier missed Earth by only 200,000 miles as it flew by Tuesday night — the closest an asteroid has been to Earth in 200 years.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Asteroid 2005 YU55, NASA, asteroids

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Nome, Alaska, threatened by storm of ‘epic magnitude’ (live updates)

A ferocious, dangerous storm in the north Pacific is on a collision course with Nome, Alaska.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:16 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Alaska, storm

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Indian court finds 31 Hindus guilty of killing dozens of Muslims in 2002 riots

An Indian court has found 31 Hindus guilty of killing 33 Muslims during the violent religious and communal riots that rocked the state of Gujarat in 2002.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:48 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, 2002 riots, religious violence

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Hirola’s disappearance would mean an entire genus of mammal goes extinct

Unregulated hunting, destruction of habitat, and drought linked to climate change have all been responsible for the waning population of the hirola.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:47 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, genus, hirola, Somalia

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Thailand Safari World another victim to the flooding

The three-month flooding of Thailand struck Safari World in Bangkok.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Thailand, Safari World

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Occupy China on the horizon?

China has moved to squelch any Occupy protests, but could it be on the brink of its own major movement?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:59 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Occupy China, Occupy Wall Street, Bo Xilai

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Twitter is a polyglot (map)

Mapping geotagging whiz kid Eric Fischer has a new map out that shows what languages are being spoken where on Twitter around the world.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Twitter, languages

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 11/08/2011

In Tajikistan, men turn to kidnapping women they want to marry

Journalist Fayzia Ahmadova reports that the practice of a man kidnapping the woman he wants to marry is catching on among Tajiks.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:56 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Tajikistan, kidnapping

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 11/08/2011

India stampede kills 16, following long history of religious holiday calamities

A stampede killed 16 Hindu pilgrims and left about 50 injured during a religious ceremony Tuesday. It wasn’t the first time.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:48 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, stampedes

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Firebombed paper Charlie Hebdo’s new cover depicts Muslim man kissing male cartoonist

Charlie Hebdo’s new issue has a cover image of a Muslim locked in a passionate kiss with another man.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:18 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Sarkozy’s and Obama’s Netanyahu gaffe picked up by microphones

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama reportedly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu without realizing their microphones were on.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, G-20, gaffe, President Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy, Benjamin Netanyahu

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2011

The White House Flickr stream gets the Willy Wonka treatment

The White House has an unusual photo in its Flickr stream showing the first lady being entertained by a balloonmaker.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, White House, John Cassidy

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 11/07/2011

New York Marathon: a flood of 47,000 people (Video)

On Sunday, 47,000 people — or about one and half times the population of Juneau, Alaska — pulled themselves out of bed and pushed their bodies to the brink.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:06 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, New York Marathon, New York City

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Asteroid to fly by Earth tomorrow night: How to see it in your back yard

Here are tips on how to see the asteroid that will fly by Earth tomorrow night with a telescope in your backyard.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:11 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, asteroid, NASA

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Sharon Bialek-Herman Cain presser interrupted by Benjy Bronk

Benjy Bronk, a writer for Howard Stern, mocks the press conference in which a woman has come forward to accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Herman Cain, Benjy Bronk, Howard Stern

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/07/2011

‘Occupy Obama’ campaign, Keystone Pipeline protests greet president a year before election day

Exactly one year before 2012 election day, President Obama was barraged by both sides of the political spectrum.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, 2012 election, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Obama, Keystone pipeline

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Afghanistan without the war

What would the country look like if it were not caught in an ongoing battle?

By Melissa Bell  |  01:40 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, Eid al-Adha

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Carlos the Jackal, on trial in France, calls himself ‘professional revolutionary’

Feared terror mastermind Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, better known as “Carlos the Jackal,” went on trial again Monday in Paris for four deadly attacks in France.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:37 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Carlos the Jackal, terrorism

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011

White House denies aliens exist on Earth

A petition on the White House Web site asked if aliens were on Earth. The White House responded: ‘No’

By Melissa Bell  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Politics, White House, Aliens, SETI, ET

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Russia holds parade to remember a parade (photos)

Russia commemorated a commemoration Monday, with a re-enactment, of sorts, of a Red Square military parade that happened 70 years ago.

By Will Englund  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, parades, WWII

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Pakistan calls accusations about security of nuclear arsenal ‘pure fiction’ and ‘propaganda’

Few subjects get Pakistan’s back up like the integrity of its cherished nuclear arsenal.

By Karin Brulliard  |  10:50 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, nuclear arsenal

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 11/07/2011

NYC marathon: Could a sub-2 hour race happen soon?

Could a sub-2 hour marathon be close in sight?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:01 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, NYC marathon, Geoffrey Mutai, Michael Joyner

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Silvio Berlusconi denies reports of resignation on Facebook

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says reports he is considering resignation are ”groundless,” but there is evidence to prove otherwise.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:34 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, debt crisis

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Barrel roll, askew and blue moons: Google’s Easter eggs delight, but try ‘Illuminati’ backwards

Here are five more Easter eggs to trump Google’s barrel roll.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:56 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Google, Tilt, Do a Barrel Roll

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Anonymous cancels operations against drug cartel, say kidnapped member has been found

Hacker group Anonymous is retreating from its threats to confront the Zetas drug cartel, saying a kidnapped member has been found.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:32 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Anonymous, Zetas

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Israeli Navy intercepts Irish, Canadian boats headed for Gaza

Israeli Navy forces have reportedly taken over Canadian and Irish vessels carrying pro-Palestinian activists bound for Gaza.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:56 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Senator, slams new bullying legislation (video)

The Michigan Senate has passed new anti-bullying legislation, but some say it actually encourages bullying to take place.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:48 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, bullying, Gretchen Whitmer, Matt's Safe School Law

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Firebombed French magazine Charlie Hebdo to reprint Muhammad edition, start blog

Charlie Hebdo will print an extra 175,000 copies of its controversial Muhammed edition two days after the office was firebombed.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, France, Prophet Muhammed, Charlie Hebdo, cartoon

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Widow of Jose Guerena, Marine vet killed in ‘botched’ SWAT raid, sues county

Vanessa Guerena has now sued Arizona’s Pima County, the county sheriff, three surrounding towns and five members of the Pima County SWAT team.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:29 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Marine veteran, SWAT, Jose Guerena, drug raid

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 11/04/2011

CIA is watching tweets, Facebook

The Associated Press has learned that the CIA is following tweets, up to 5 million a day.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:01 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, CIA, Open Source Center, Twitter

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Mercedes Benz plows through Occupy Oakland protesters (Video)

A video shows a car reportedly running over two protesters

By Melissa Bell  |  05:48 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street, Mercedes Benz

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/03/2011

FBI calls in West Point to help fix its counterterrorism training

The FBI is asking the Army for help in fixing its counterterrorism training.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, FBI, Combating Terrorism Center, counter-terrorism

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Can ‘do a barrel roll’ right Google’s bad week?

Google is having a particularly bad week after launching an app with a bug, taking away sharing functions from Google Reader and unveiling plug-ins that make users much easier to track.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:43 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Google, easter eggs, Google Reader

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Occupy Wall Street: Winter edition

Socks are sent out in the first winter shipment for Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Occupy Oakland general strike hijacked by vandals, criminals

A small group of vandals at Occupy Oakland “hijacked” the peaceful general strike early today by breaking windows and setting fires.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:06 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street, vandalism

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Phoenix Jones, real-life Seattle superhero, loses state job

Jones’s employer wasn’t impressed by his nighttime masked avenging and have now fired him from any and all cases he was on.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Phoenix Jones, superhero

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Chinese woman jumps off bridge into traffic in Chengdu; drivers keep going (video)

A woman in Chengdu is believed to have jumped off a bridge into speeding traffic, where drivers chose to drive on by.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:44 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, China, Good Samaritan, Yueyue

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Hillary Adams hopes father, Judge William Adams, will repent after she posted violent YouTube video

A Texas judge’s daughter posted a violent video online that shocked the country

By Melissa Bell  |  11:26 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Hillary Adams, YouTube, Judge William Adams

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Greek government on brink of collapse; who would come after Papandreou?

The Greek government is teetering on the brink of collapse and Prime Minister George Papandreou is expected to resign by tonight.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:11 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Greece, George Papandreou, bailout

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Asana efficiency software unveiled by Facebook co-founder

The much-anticipated “Asana” productivity software is unveiled today.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:51 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Asana, Facebook, productivity

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Occupy Oakland protesters close port, clash with police (Photos. Video)

The Occupy Oakland protest moved to the port, shutting down businesses around Oakland.

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  09:33 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Oakland Strike

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Sen. David Vitter talks honey badger on Senate floor (Video)

Vitter was talking about more than nature — or at least more like tigers vs. a tide.

By Terri Rupar  |  07:19 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Occupy Oakland Strike (Photograph)

A view from above the Occupy Oakland march

By Melissa Bell  |  07:18 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Oakland, Occupy Wall Street

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 11/02/2011

The Washington Post, occupied

Tuesday, Occupy DC protesters at Freedom Plaza published their own official newspaper — the Occupied Washington Post.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:31 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupied Washington Post

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/02/2011

At Union-Scioto High School in Ohio, bully’s assault of gay student caught on camera

A new cellphone video shows that a gay 15-year-old student in Ohio has been assaulted, allegedly because of his sexuality.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, bullying, hate crime

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Texas sheriff's office opens probe after YouTube video shows judge beating daughter

A YouTube video posted to Reddit shows a father, and Texas family law judge, beating his daughter

By Melissa Bell  |  02:50 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Syria agrees to Arab League proposal to end 7 months of bloodshed

The Syrian government has approved an Arab plan for dialogue with the opposition and steps to end seven months of bloodshed.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Arab League

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, in letter from prison, accuses army of hijacking revolution

“After a revolution that deposed the tyrant, I go back to his jails?” Abdel Fattah wrote in the letter, reported by the Guardian.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, Alaa Abdel Fattah, SCAF

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Anna Chapman: from spy to plagiarist?

The former Russian spy Anna Chapman has been accused of plagiarizing

By Melissa Bell  |  11:26 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russian Spies, Anna Chapman, Plagarism

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 11/02/2011

San Onofre nuclear plant back to normal after ammonia leak alert

Officials are now searching for the cause of an ammonia leak that triggered an emergency alert Tuesday at the California power plant.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:52 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, San Onofre, nuclear power plant

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Ricin plot charges: Four Ga. men accused of planning bioterrorism attack

Four Georgia men have been accused of plotting to buy explosives and manufacture a deadly biological toxin: Ricin.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:57 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, bioterrorism, ricin, anthrax

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Occupy Oakland strike; city’s police confused over which side of the picket line to stand

Occupy Oakland’s planned city-wide strike marks the first time in the protests a critical mass of the labor force would not go to work.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:47 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Occupy Brooklyn holds march against NYPD’s ‘stop and frisk’

The Brooklyn offshoot of Occupy New York began a march Tuesday against the New York Police Department’s policy to “stop and frisk.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:48 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy New York, NYPD, stop and frisk

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 11/01/2011

What is your slavery footprint? A new app can tell you.

A new app and online calculator are out that reveal how much of a user’s lifestyle runs on forced labor.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:30 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Apple, app, Slavery Footprint

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Bank of America the latest corporation to fall prey to consumer revolt

Netflix, Bank of America and Urban Outfitters all changed their policies after consumer outrage.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:51 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Kim Kardashian, Nick Kristof and a Cambodian school

Should Kim Kardashian have paid for a school instead of a wedding?

By Melissa Bell  |  03:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Nick Kristof, Kim Kardashian

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Palestinians say hackers have taken down phone and Internet services

A minister said the attack was organized and alleged that Israel could be behind it.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:10 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011

At London cyber conference, Britain accused of doublespeak

As Foreign Minister William Hague spoke about Internet freedom Tuesday, some said his remarks were at odds with the the government reaction to the London riots.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  world, U.K., cyber-security, internet freedom

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Polish Boeing 767 lands without landing gear (Video)

An airplane makes an emergency landing after landing gear fails.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wrold, Poland, Lot Airlines

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Occupy London: St. Paul's Cathedral halts legal action against protesters

Following a string of resignations by clergy over its handling of the situation, London's landmark St. Paul's Cathedral will suspend legal action against the protesters.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy London, St. Paul's Cathedral

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Georgia’s Shorter University tells workers to sign pledge they are not gay

Georgia's Shorter University told its 200 employees late last month to sign a “Personal Lifestyle Statement” rejecting homosexuality, adultery and premarital sex.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Shorter University

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Harold Camping admits he may have made a mistake; promises to continue searching

Harold Camping talks about his mistaken predictions in a recorded message

By Melissa Bell  |  09:35 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Harold Camping, Rapture

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Japan MP drinks Fukushima water, but damaged reactors could take 30 years to shut down

After receiving repeated challenges to prove water from the troubled, quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was safe, a Japanese official drank the water.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:31 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Japan, Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, earthquake

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Occupy Wall Street to visit G-20, push for Robin Hood Tax

When heads of government meet in Cannes for the G-20 summit, Occupy Wall Street protesters will be there, too, to push for a Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Occupy Wall Street, G-20

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Happy Halloween!

A photographic gift for All Hallow’s Eve

By Melissa Bell  |  06:23 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Halloween

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 10/31/2011

UNESCO votes to admit Palestine: Reaction to U.S. funding cut

Angry reactions came in from both camps Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:38 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Palestine, Israel, UNESCO

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Anonymous hacker group threatens Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel

Does Anonymous want to be hacktivists or hacks?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Occupy Nashville: federal judge halts arrests after reporter Jonathan Meador records his own (Video)

A Nashville reporter films his own arrest at an Occupy Wall Street event

By Melissa Bell  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Jonathan Meador, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Nashville

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/31/2011

In Bhutan, pursuing happiness not to everyone’s taste

In Bhutan, pursuing happiness as official government policy is not proving easy.

By Simon Denyer  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Bhutan, Gross National Happiness

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Artist Hasan Elahi, targeted by the FBI, publishes photos of everything he does

Artist Hasan Elahi has created a whole Web site that chronicles his every move.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Hasan Elahi, surveillance

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/31/2011

World’s ‘seven billionth baby’ is born

The world's seven billionth baby was born just before midnight Sunday in a government-run hospital in the Philippines.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, global population, United Nations

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Bernie Madoff’s family enters tell-all-book fray

The big business of biographies gets two additions from the Madoff clan.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Bernie Madoff, Ruth Madoff, Ponzi Scheme

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Steve Jobs’ sister, Mona Simpson pays tribute to her brother

A sister eulogizes her famous brother

By Melissa Bell  |  11:19 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Mona Simpson, Steve Jobs

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

Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah jailed for defying military court

Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Adbel Fattah has been jailed for 15 days for refusing to be interrogated by a military court.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Egypt, SCAF, Alaa Adbel Fattah, Baha Saber, blogger, military trials

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Yasser Arafat’s widow, Suha, wanted for corruption in Tunisia

Suha Arafat, widow of the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, is wanted by officials in Tunisia on charges of corrruption.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:11 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Tunisia, Suha Arafat, Yasser Arafat, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

 

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