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Secret Cold War Tests In St. Louis Raise Concerns

AP   |  JIM SALTER   |   October 3, 2012

ST. LOUIS -- Doris Spates was a baby when her father died inexplicably in 1955. She has watched four siblings die of cancer, and she...

Cadbury's Royal Purple Wrapping Now A Distinctive Company Trademark, Court Rules

The Hufffington Post   |  Meredith Bennett-Smith   |   October 3, 2012

Cadbury chocolate bars will be the only candy allowed to use the distinctive purple shade on its wrappers. A London judge made the ruling on...

Enbridge Pipeline Spill In Michigan Requires More Cleanup, EPA Says

AP   |   October 3, 2012

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday told Enbridge Inc. that the pipeline company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Kalamazoo...

Obama Hoped To Try Osama Bin Laden If Captured, Book Claims

AP   |  KIMBERLY DOZIER   |   October 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A new book says President Barack Obama hoped to put Osama bin Laden on trial, showing the U.S. commitment to due process under...

Henry Kissinger: 2012 Election Ads On Alleged Chinese Trade Violations 'Extremely Deplorable'

AP   |   October 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is sharply criticizing both U.S. presidential candidates for appealing to American suspicions of China in their campaigns....

Washington Post's Michael Birnbaum: 'Sensitive Documents' Left At U.S. Consulate In Libya

  |   October 3, 2012

There were sensitive documents left behind at the U.S. consulate in Libya three weeks after the compound was attacked, the Washington Post's Michael Birnbaum reported...

Serbia's Gay Pride March Banned Amidst Security Concerns

AP   |  DUSAN STOJANOVIC   |   October 3, 2012

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbia's police on Wednesday banned a Gay Pride march in Belgrade, citing security concerns but also complying with a request from Serbia's...

Bobby Hogg Dead: Last Cromarty Native Speaker Dies, Taking English Dialect With Him

AP   |  RAPHAEL SATTER   |   October 4, 2012

LONDON -- In a remote fishing town on the tip of Scotland's Black Isle, the last native speaker of the Cromarty dialect has passed away,...

Egyptian Coptic Boys Arrested For Defiling Quran

AP   |  SARAH EL DEEB   |   October 3, 2012

CAIRO -- Two Coptic Christian boys have been put in juvenile detention after locals accused them of urinating on pages of the Islamic holy book,...

Arizona Border Shooting: Investigators Search Near Naco For Evidence In Nicholas Ivie Death

AP   |  PAUL DAVENPORT and JACQUES BILLEAUD   |   October 3, 2012

PHOENIX — Investigators searching a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border for clues into the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent face a treacherous territory...

Syria Mortar Attack: Turkey Fires Back At Syrian Targets Following Deadly Cross-Border Shelling

AP   |  CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA   |   October 3, 2012

ISTANBUL — Turkish artillery fired on Syrian targets after deadly shelling from Syria hit a Turkish border town on Wednesday, sharply raising tensions on a...

Sumatran Tiger Dies During Indonesia Flight

AP   |   October 3, 2012

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an endangered Sumatran tiger during a plane journey in Indonesia. State forestry official Afan...

Bornean Orangutan, Pelangsi, Recovering After Dramatic Rescue In Indonesia (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Samreen Hooda   |   October 3, 2012

Following a successful rescue mission from an Indonesian forest earlier this year, Pelangsi, a Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), is recovering and being prepared for release,...

Israel's Haaretz Newspaper Strikes Over Layoffs

AP   |   October 3, 2012

JERUSALEM (AP) — Workers at Israel's respected Haaretz newspaper have begun a strike to protest layoffs. The workers said Wednesday that they would not update...

Jan Brewer Criticizes Obama Administration In Reacting To Slain Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie

The Huffington Post   |  Luke Johnson   |   October 3, 2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) went beyond condolences in reacting to the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie and criticized the administration of President...

EV Market Uncertainties Cause Toyota And Others To Slow Down Electric Car Production

  |   October 3, 2012

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: No automaker looking at the electric car market right now is going to read “full speed ahead” from what’s...

Ancient Fake Toes May Be World's Oldest Prosthesis, Study Shows

  |   October 3, 2012

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 10/03/2012 10:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Researchers have suspected two Egyptian artificial toes are the world's oldest known prosthetic...

U.S. Solar Panel Manufacturers Remain Optimistic As Court Nears Decision On Lawsuit

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. solar panel producers, who have already won preliminary duties on billion of dollars of solar panel...
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Martin Sheen Slams Romney And Ryan, Says Conservatives Turning To Racial Attacks On Obama

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Joshua Ostroff   |   October 25, 2012

Increasingly desperate conservatives are turning to race baiting in a series of attacks that will only get more ferocious after Wednesday's first U.S. presidential debate,...

Turkey Fires On Syria Following Mortar Attack Across Border, Says Turkish Prime Minister's Office

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

Reuters reports that Turkey has retaliated for the the Syrian mortar bomb fired over the Turkish border, which killed five members of a Turkish family:...

Canada Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve Theft: 720,000-Gallon Stash Found By Police

The Huffington Post Canada   |  Daniel Tencer   |   October 3, 2012

Pancake lovers, rejoice -- Quebec’s strategic maple syrup reserve has been found. The RCMP and Quebec provincial police have seized $30 million-worth of the sweet,...

Kim Cattrall, Ed Norton, Darryl Hannah, Thom Yorke, Richard Branson All Join Campaign For Justice For Maldives' Deposed President

The Huffington Post UK   |   October 3, 2012

Kim Cattrall, Thom Yorke, Minnie Driver and Ed Norton may not seem the most obvious bed-fellows, but they've joined forces this week over the same...

Climate Change's Effect On Marine Life Will Leave Winners And Losers

  |   October 3, 2012

From Katharine Gammon, LiveScience Contributor: The world's oceans are getting more acidic, a phenomenon predicted to wreak havoc on most sea life. But some organisms...

Syria Crisis: Five Bomb Explosions In Aleppo Leave At Least 33 Dead (PICTURES, VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK   |  Ted Thornhill   |   October 3, 2012

Five bomb explosions in the Syrian city of Aleppo have left 33 people dead and dozens wounded, according to government officials. The blasts resulted in...

Alexander Fishenko, Kazakh-American Businessman, Accused For Stealing Tech Secrets For The Russians

AP   |  TOM HAYS   |   October 4, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — An American success story of an immigrant from Kazakhstan who made millions off his Texas export firm took a Cold War-era...

Greek Parents Hand Over Children During Anti-Austerity Protest

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

ATHENS, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Dozens of angry Greek parents handed over their children to bewildered officials on Wednesday in a symbolic protest against the...

Jihadists Warned U.S. On Facebook

The Daily Beast   |   October 3, 2012

Read More: Facebook, Libya, Libya Attack
The new information disclosed in the letter obtained by The Daily Beast strongly suggests the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the late Ambassador Chris Stevens...

Sexe: un bar dévoué à la masturbation féminine ouvre à Tokyo

The Hufffington Post   |   October 3, 2012

Le nouveau bar, Love Joule, dans le quartier Shibuya à Tokyo n'a pas fini de faire jaser! Selon le Tokyo Reporter, le nouvel espace coloré...

Tunisia Woman Raped By Police, Accused Of Violating Modesty Laws

AP   |  BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA   |   October 2, 2012

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Hundreds of Tunisians protested Tuesday in support of a woman who says she was raped by police and is facing accusations of...

Saudi Religious Police Losing Some Powers Due To Complaints

AP   |   October 3, 2012

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The director of Saudi Arabia's powerful religious police says his forces are losing some of their key powers, including arrests, investigations...

Northern Gateway Pipeline: BC Declines Offer To Talk, CEO Says

CP   |  Dene Moore, The Canadian Press   |   October 4, 2012

VANCOUVER - While the British Columbia government remains locked in a dispute with neighbouring Alberta over revenues from the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, the province...

Costa Rica Hunting To Be Banned In Landmark Latin American Law

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

SAN JOSE, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Costa Rica is poised to become the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport, after Congress...

I Am Neda: Nicole Kian Sadighi's Film Honors Murdered Protester (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Katherine Brooks   |   October 11, 2012

This is the film the Iranian government doesn't want you to see. That's how Persepolis Pictures, the production company behind "I Am Neda," describes the...

Belgium Train Strike: Rail Traffic Paralyzed For 24 Hours

AP   |  RAF CASERT   |   October 3, 2012

BRUSSELS -- A 24-hour strike by Belgian rail workers on Wednesday paralyzed train traffic throughout Belgium and the international high-speed service to London and Paris....

Italian Tax Collectors, Allegedly Spent 100 Million Euros They Collected On Parties, Yachts

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

ROME, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The head of an Italian tax collection agency and four employees were arrested on Wednesday on charges of pocketing...

Pirate Bay Downtime Provoke Hackers To Strike Back?

AP   |   October 3, 2012

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Hackers have struck at least two Swedish government-affiliated websites, shutting down one of them in a denial-of-service attack and leaving links to...

ABBA Museum: New Home For Exhibit To Open In Sweden (PHOTOS)

AP   |  KARL RITTER   |   October 3, 2012

STOCKHOLM — A traveling ABBA exhibit is to get a permanent home in a new museum dedicated mostly to the Swedish quartet that has sold...

Joyce Banda, Malawi President, Cuts Own Salary In Austerity Solidarity

AP   |   October 3, 2012

BLANTYRE, Malawi -- Malawi President Joyce Banda announced that she will take a 30 percent pay cut to show that she will sacrifice personally as...

These Dogs Can Sniff Out Cash

CNN Money   |   October 3, 2012

Highly trained dogs are working to catch tax-evading smugglers in Italy....

Busan International Film Festival: Afghan, North Korean Films On Display At Asian Festival; Psy To Appear

AP   |  SAM KIM   |   October 3, 2012

SEOUL, South Korea — Along with the now inevitable galaxy of stars promoting blockbusters from across Asia, this year's Busan International Film Festival will screen...

Iran Rial Crisis: Currency Fall Leads To Tightened Measures

AP   |  ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY   |   October 3, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian authorities used aggressive measures Wednesday in an attempt to halt the nosedive of the country's currency, making arrests, vowing to stamp...

Mali Public Execution: Radical Islamists Kill Man Before Crowd Of 600

  |   October 3, 2012

By BABA AHMED, The Associated Press BAMAKO, Mali -- Radical Islamists in northern Mali executed a man on Tuesday evening who had been accused of...

Mark Zuckerberg On A Russian Late Night Talk Show Is Exactly As Awkward As You Think

Gizmodo   |   October 3, 2012

Read More: Mark Zuckerberg, Russia
Zuck's tour of the Red Menace just became zanier: after meeting with Russia's Prime Minister and giving him a t-shirt emblazoned with his Facebook...

South Sudan Army Abuses: SPLA Shooting, Torturing And Raping Civilians

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

JUBA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - South Sudan's security forces are shooting, torturing and raping civilians in the country's east, rights group Amnesty International said on...

American Samoa Jailers Fiti Aina, Rocky Tua Allegedly Let Inmates Buy Beer, Leave On Food Runs

AP   |   October 2, 2012

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- Two corrections officers at American Samoa's only jail are suspected of letting inmates leave to go on beer and food...

The World's Smallest Hotel Rooms (PHOTOS)

  |   October 3, 2012

If the cliches were true -- bigger was truly better and the devil resided in the details -- than the world's smallest hotel rooms might...

Japanese Airlines, Customers Embrace Budget Airlines

AP   |  YURI KAGEYAMA   |   October 3, 2012

NARITA, Japan — Japan has a reputation for loving expensive things like overpriced real estate, gourmet melons and luxury brands. But the nation is finally...

Marcello di Finizio, Italian Businessman, Protests On St. Peter's Dome

AP   |  PAOLO SANTALUCIA   |   October 3, 2012

VATICAN CITY — An Italian man gave up his protest atop the St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday evening, after more than 24 hours perched on...

Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia's President, To Undergo Cancer Surgery

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

BOGOTA, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos checked into a hospital on Wednesday to undergo surgery for non-aggressive prostate cancer, an operation...

Hong Kong Ferry Crash: Human Errors In Boat Crash Cause Outrage

AP   |  KELVIN CHAN   |   October 3, 2012

HONG KONG -- When two boats filled with people collided on Hong Kong's busy waterways, the impact knocked a hole in one vessel's engine room...

Paolo Gabriele, Pope's Butler, Pleads Innocent To Theft Charge

AP   |  NICOLE WINFIELD   |   October 2, 2012

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI's onetime butler declared Tuesday he was innocent of a charge of aggravated theft of the pope's private correspondence, but...

Valerie Trierweiler, French First Lady, Drops TV Bid

Reuters   |   October 4, 2012

(Adds poll rating drop) * Regrets Twitter swipe at Segolene Royal * Says TV work may not be fitting, but magazine work vital * Popularity...

Trial Of Pope's Butler: Paolo Gabriele Had Documents Pope Meant To Be Destroyed, Testify Police

AP   |  NICOLE WINFIELD   |   October 3, 2012

VATICAN CITY — Vatican police said Wednesday they found thousands of documents hidden inside the home of Pope Benedict XVI's former butler, including original documents...

Afghanistan CSI Kabul Trains Police In Forensics

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

By Jessica Donati KABUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Blood is spattered around a thick blade in the back of a body hunched over on the...

Kim Jong Un China Visit Request Turned Down

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, Oct 3 (Reuters) - China quietly deferred a request by North Korea for its young leader to visit last month...

South Korea Suicides: Mapo Bridge Gets Uplifting Signs To Prevent Suicides

Reuters   |   October 3, 2012

By Jane Chung SEOUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) - South Korea aims to promote a message of life and hope and at a bridge over the...

Crocodile Rex At Sydney Zoo Enjoys A Feed After Hibernation (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK   |  Ted Thornhill   |   October 3, 2012

Meet Rex. He's one of the world's biggest crocodiles and he's been hibernating for the past three months at Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Not surprisingly,...

Christopher Paul Neil, Swirl Face, Freed With Conditions

CP   |  Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press   |   October 3, 2012

RICHMOND, B.C. - A British Columbia man convicted in Thailand for sexually abusing children has been set free in Canada, but a judge has imposed...

International Space Station Will Move To Different Orbit To Avoid Debris

AP   |   October 3, 2012

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Mission Control Center said Wednesday it dropped an earlier plan to move the International Space Station into a different orbit to...

Syria: Dozens Killed In Series Of Suicide Bombings In Aleppo

AP   |  ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY   |   October 3, 2012

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish artillery fired on Syrian targets Wednesday after shelling from Syria struck a border village in Turkey, killing five civilians, sharply escalating...

Indonesia Strike: Millions Of Factory Workers Walk Off The Job In Protest

AP   |   October 3, 2012

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 2 million factory workers went on a one-day strike across Indonesia on Wednesday to demand better benefits and protest...
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