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Romney scuttled, revived Mass. affirmative action
With a few strokes of his pen on a sleepy holiday six months after he became governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney quietly scuttled the state government's long-standing affirmative action policies.
Police: 'Canadian psycho' killed Chinese student
A macabre profile of a Canadian porn actor suspected of filming the dismemberment of a Chinese student and mailing his body parts emerged from his acquaintances and hundreds of websites.
Fact check: Romney misses a mark on Solyndra claim
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has revived charges about the failed solar company Solyndra as he assails President Barack Obama' green energy policy. But he didn't get the story completely straight when he accused the administration of favoring "cronies."
Egypt's Mubarak in court to hear verdict
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into court on a hospital gurney on Saturday to hear the verdict in his trial on charges of graft and complicity in the killings of protesters during the uprising that ended his 30-year rule. If convicted, the 84-year-old former president could face anything from a few years in jail to the death penalty. State media reported that other defendants including his two sons, who are on trial with Mubarak, arrived at the court earlier. ...
1,200 firefighters battle record New Mexico blaze
More than 1,200 firefighters are battling the nation's largest wildfire that has charred acre after acre of timber and brush in rugged mountains and canyons of southwestern New Mexico, shrouding parts of the region in smoke.
32 years after attack, Pakistani woman gets nose
After six years of abuse, Allah Rakhi was walking out of her marriage when her husband struck again. Snatching a knife, he sliced off her nose. "You're no longer beautiful!" he shouted.
Zimmerman credibility could be issue in legal case
The credibility of Trayvon Martin's shooter could be an issue at trial after a judge said that George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain a bond, legal experts say.
NATO: 4 aid workers rescued from Afghan insurgents
Two female foreign aid workers and their two Afghan colleagues were rescued in a pre-dawn raid Saturday after being held by militants for 11 days in a cave in northern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led military coalition said.
3 dead after pickup, school van crash in Nebraska
Nebraska authorities say a pickup truck crashed into a van carrying high school basketball players on Friday, killing two of their coaches and another man.
Johan Santana pitches first no-hitter in Mets' history
For more than 50 years, the New York Mets chased that elusive no-hitter. Johan Santana finally finished the job.
Pope to attend La Scala concert
Pope Benedict XVI praised the performance of Beethoven's Ninth symphony on Friday evening at Milan's La Scala theater as "a moment of elevation of the soul."
U.S. publishes satellite images after Syria massacre
A U.S. government website on Friday published what it said was photographic evidence of mass graves and attacks on civilian areas by Syrian government forces. The website, operated by a bureau of the State Department, published a series of overhead photos, said to be taken earlier this week by commercial satellite, showing what it said were mass graves dug following a massacre near the town of Houla. They also showed apparent artillery impact craters near civilian areas of a town called Atarib. Included on the web page, which can be viewed at http://www.humanrights. ...
911 callers report fight in face-chewing attack
Several people called 911 after seeing events related to the vicious attack of a 65-year-old homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off along a busy Miami highway, according to recordings released by authorities Friday.
Panetta: Pentagon to shift warships to Pacific
The Pentagon will shift more Navy warships to the Asia-Pacific region over the next several years and by 2020, about 60 percent of the fleet will be assigned there as part of a new strategy to increase U.S. presence in Asia, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Saturday.
Md. man accused of cannibalism ranted on Facebook
The college student suspected of killing and eating parts of a man staying at his home ranted months ago about "mass human sacrifices" on Facebook, one of several details that emerged Friday in the second gruesome case of alleged cannibalism in the U.S. in a week.
First-edition copy of Book of Mormon reported stolen
Police searched on Friday for clues to the suspected theft of a rare, first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon, valued at $100,000, that was reported stolen from a suburban Phoenix bookstore over the Memorial Day weekend. The authorities said they were in the early stages of an investigation into the disappearance of the 1830 leather-bound volume, which its owner said has became a must-see artifact for young Mormons worldwide before embarking on church missions. ...
Elizabeth Warren defends slow response to heritage questions
Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said Friday that she didn't reveal until this week that she told past employers about her Native American ancestry because she needed more time to recall actions and events of years ago.
Big Ben to be renamed: report
Britain's famed parliament clock tower Big Ben is set to be renamed the Elizabeth Tower in honour of the queen's diamond jubilee, a report said Friday.
Mitt Romney's net worth revealed
Presumptive GOP candidate Mitt Romney is worth as much as $250 million, according to the candidate?s personal financial disclosure filed today with the Federal Election Commission. While the forms indicate that the candidate could be worth anywhere between $83 and $255 million, a campaign aide...
Wal-Mart chairman: Integrity 'is our business'
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc executives told shareholders they would not stand for unethical behavior at the world's largest retailer, whose shares have soared to 12-year highs as strong results more than offset concerns about bribery allegations. Friday's annual shareholders meeting was the first time that Chairman Rob Walton, a son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, publicly addressed the issue of possible bribery in Mexico. ...
The real story behind the Hatfields and the McCoys
The History Channel made its own history with "Hatfields & McCoys." The miniseries drew the biggest audience ever for a nonsports event?twice. More than a century later, the storied feud is as much about American mythology as it is a tale of Appalachian blood vengeance. The saga came on the heels of the divisive Civil ...
Afghan shooting suspect faces new charges
Army prosecutors have dropped one of the 17 murder charges against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for his alleged shooting rampage against Afghan civilians this past March. Prosecutors also have added charges that he used alcohol and steroids during his deployment to Afghanistan. During the pre-dawn hours...
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Super PACs are a man?s world: Few donations are from women
About 80 percent of the money raised by super PACs looking to influence elections so far this year have come from men, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in politics. And of the remaining 20 percent donated by women, half of it came from one person. CBS News reports: According to ...
Clinton declines comment on China espionage case
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declined to comment on Friday on the arrest of a Chinese state security official suspected of spying for the United States, saying only that the two countries continued to cooperate on many issues. The official, an aide to a vice minister in China's security ministry, was detained early this year and accused of passing information to the United States for several years on China's overseas espionage activities, three sources earlier told Reuters. ...
Stocks suffer worst day this year
After a dismal May jobs report, U.S. stocks had their worst day in 2012, erasing the gains for the year and touching lows for a number of benchmarks. The S&P 500 index fell nearly 2.5 percent to 1,278 as the tech-heavy Nasdaq fell over 2.8...
Green Lantern relaunched as brave, mighty and gay
Green Lantern, one of DC Comics' oldest and most enduring heroes, is serving as a beacon for the publisher again, this time as a proud, mighty and openly gay hero.
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Why 'idiot' humans are the best cyber weapon
For the second time in as many years, computer security experts have hailed the discovery of a new cyber weapon as one that could change the face of cyber warfare forever. Flame, publicly disclosed earlier this week and found in dozens of computers in Iran...
Weak jobs report: Let the fingerpointing begin
President Barack Obama on Friday put the blame for a weaker-than-expected May jobs report on Congress, saying lawmakers' inaction has stymied economic recovery. "Right now, Congress should pass a bill to prevent more layoffs," Obama told an audience gathered at Honeywell's Golden Valley, Minn., facility, which the president had earlier toured. Obama said Congress has not ...
Zimmerman?s bond revoked, has 48 hours to surrender
Click image to see more photos. (David Manning/Reuters) A Florida judge has revoked the bond of George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watchman accused of killing teen Trayvon Martin, on the grounds that Zimmerman misled the court about his finances. During Zimmerman's bail hearing in April, his family testified they had limited funds, prosecutors said on ...
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Nobody wants to tell Donald Trump what to do or say, and that includes the presumptive Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney. In an interview this afternoon with CNBC, Romney declined again to condemn Trump?s remarks throughout the week that claimed President Obama was not,...
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