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Entries by Mark Hanrahan from 09/2011

WikiLeaks Spills Apple's Plan To Fight Chinese Counterfeits (VIDEO)

Posted 09.01.2011 | Technology

Whistleblowing website Wikileaks has published a classified U.S. diplomatic cable, detailing Apple's attempts to crack down on Chinese counterfeits of...

WikiLeaks: U.S. Troops Executed Iraqi Children In 2006 Raid, According To U.N. Sources (VIDEO)

Posted 09.01.2011 | World

An unclassified U.S. diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks contains claims that U.S. forces executed ten Iraqi civilians, half of whom were children ...

Alaska Earthquake 2011: Quake Strikes Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands Region

Posted 09.02.2011 | Green

By Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A 6.8-magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean prompted a brief tsunami warning early Friday morning for ...

Gaddafi Leaves Behind Trove Of Secrets (VIDEO)

Posted 09.02.2011 | World

Following Muammar Gaddafi's flight from Tripoli, the secrets of his repressive regime are being made public for the first time. Reporters have fou...

Vatican Rejects Irish Criticism Over Sex Abuse

Posted 09.03.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Saturday vigorously rejected accusations it had sabotaged efforts by Irish bishops to report priests who sexually ...

National Security: Ten Years After September 11 Attacks, U.S. Is Safe But Not Safe Enough

Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- We are safer, but not safe enough. In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, the government has taken giant steps to protect the nation...

U.S. Natural Disasters: 2011 An Extreme And Exhausting Year

Posted 09.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tor...

Regulations, Taxes Aren't Killing Small Business, Owners Say

Posted 09.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Politicians and business groups often blame excessive regulation and fear of higher taxes for tepid hiring in the economy. However, lit...

Joe Walsh, Ill. Congressman, Defends Plan To Skip Obama Jobs Speech

Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

PALATINE, Ill. (AP/The Huffington Post) -- An outspoken Republican congressman from Illinois is defending his decision to boycott President Barack Oba...

Global Terrorism: 35,000 Worldwide Convicted For Terror Offenses Since September 11 Attacks

Posted 09.03.2011 | World

At least 35,000 people worldwide have been convicted as terrorists in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. But while some bombe...

Sudan Violence: U.N. Say Thousands Of People Reported Fleeing Clashes

Posted 09.03.2011 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. refugee agency says thousands of people are believed to be fleeing to Ethiopia to escape fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile state. U.N....

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Former IMF Chief, Leaves NYC Home, Reportedly Bound For France

Posted 09.03.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn was believed to be heading to his native France on Saturday, leaving...

Tropical Depression Lee: A Weakened Storm Still Poses Flood Threat South

Posted 09.05.2011 | Green

ATLANTA — The slow-moving remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped rain across the South and whipped up twisters that damaged dozens of Georgia hom...

Texas Wildfires Destroy 300 Homes Near Austin

Posted 09.05.2011 | Green

BASTROP, Texas — A roaring wildfire raced through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Central Texas on Monday, destroying nearly 500 homes during...

Amanda Knox Trial: Italian Police Defend Investigation That Led To American's Conviction

Posted 09.05.2011 | Crime

PERUGIA, Italy — The police official who conducted the original investigation in the Amanda Knox case defended her standards Monday, after an in...

Roman Monuments Vandalized: Italian Cops Nab Alleged Vandal Of Piazza Navona Statue

Posted 09.05.2011 | World

ROME -- Police said Monday they had detained a man who confessed to knocking two chunks of marble off a statue in Rome's famed Piazza Navona and of tr...

Iran Flash Mobs: Regime Brands Water Fighting Teens 'Counter-Revolutionaries'

Posted 09.05.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran is trying to put down a new wave of civil disobedience – flash mobs of young people who break into boisterous fights with w...

New York's Heroin Factories: Drug 'Mills' Feed City's Ravenous Demand

Posted 09.05.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- In many ways, the reputed drug dealers on Grandview Place were good neighbors. Their two-story, red-brick home in the New York City subur...

World Markets Savaged By U.S. Recession Fears

Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stocks fell Tuesday, dragged down by sharp losses in European markets the day before as fears mounted of a worsening global econ...

Hurricane Irene Aftermath: Storm Will Cost Federal Taxpayers $1.5 Billion

Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House estimated on Monday that Hurricane Irene will cost federal taxpayers $1.5 billion in disaster relief, further ballooning...

Neo-Nazi Village In Germany Has 'Happy Holocaust' BBQ Grill (VIDEO)

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

Despite the horrifying slaughter of millions of innocent people that resulted from Germany's previous experience with Naziism, it appears that some co...

Sperm Donor System Under Scrutiny After Donor Fathers 150 Children

Posted 09.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Concerns are being raised about the lack of regulation of sperm donors in the United States, after one anonymous man was found to have fathered 150 ch...

Henryk Siwiak, Shot To Death On September 11th: Case Remains Unsolved (VIDEO)

Posted 09.08.2011 | Crime

Henryk Siwiak, a Polish immigrant, died in New York on September 11, 2001. Unlike the thousands who died in the terrorist attacks on the World Tra...

U.S. Must Develop Cyber Intelligence To Counter Computer Threats: Study

Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- A new study warns that the U.S. must develop cyber intelligence as a new and better coordinated government discipline that can predict c...

Job-Creation Plan Largely Ignores Housing Woes

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

More than four years after the sector's initial collapse, housing has become the economy's silent killer. But Obama, in unveiling his proposed $447-bi...