Archive for April, 2012

With shuttle’s end, space firms seek new direction

Apr 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

Space Shuttle Enterprise flies across NYC skylineLess than a year after NASA ended its shuttle program, players in America’s space business are casting around for new direction.United Technologies Corp. is the most recent company to announce it will …


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    WHCD Behind the Scenes

    Apr 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

    WHCD Behind the ScenesActor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. #WHCD

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      1 dead after storm blows down St. Louis beer tent

      Apr 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

      St. Louis tent collapse raises safety questionsST. LOUIS (AP) High winds swept through a beer tent where 200 people gathered after a Cardinals game Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring five others. But the owner of the St. Louis bar that hosted the crowd said it was lightning – not wind – that killed the patron.


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        Obama, Romney tweak strategies for tight race this fall

        Apr 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

        U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at the Washington Convention Center in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – After months of casting Republican Mitt Romney as someone who often changes positions for political convenience, President Barack Obama’s campaign is calling Romney a far-right conservative – a contradictory set of messages that essentially invites voters to decide what they don’t like about Romney. And Romney, who has built his campaign around declaring Obama a failure – particularly on the economy – began sounding a more positive note this week, offering hints about his vision for governing if he defeats the Democratic president in the November 6 election. …


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          Drone strike kills four suspected militants in Pakistan

          Apr 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

          PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A U.S. drone strike killed four suspected militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border on Sunday, intelligence officials and witnesses said, the first strike in almost a month. The controversial drone programme, a key element in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts, is highly unpopular in Pakistan, where it is considered a violation of sovereignty which causes many civilian casualties. …

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            US pastor burns Korans to urge Iran clergyman release

            Apr 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

            A controversial Florida pastor has burned copies of the Koran and a depiction of the prophet Mohammed to protest the imprisonment in Iran of a Christian clergyman Youcef Nadarkhani.

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              Leaked Verizon document details Android updates

              Apr 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

              Leaked Verizon document details Android updatesA Reddit user by the name of DroidTosser claims to have the inside scoop on Verizon’s Android update schedule, and has posted the images to back their story up. According the photos, the HTC Rezound is slated receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on May 9th, followed by the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX on May 21st. Verizon’s first Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola XOOM is currently awaiting “technical approval” and will be updated directly by Google. The DROID Bionic, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Sony Xperia Play are all in testing, however the updates aren’t labeled as Ice Cream Sandwich builds and may just refer to bug fixes. Additional images can be found after the


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                Blind Chinese activist ‘under U.S. protection’

                Apr 29 2012 Published by under General Interest

                A blind legal activist escaped house arrest in his Chinese village for American officials’ protection, activists said Saturday, creating a diplomatic dilemma for the U.S. and Beijing days ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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                  Agent at the heart of Secret Service prostitution scandal

                  Apr 29 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  U.S. President Obama walks near Secret Service agents at Hunter Army Airfield in GeorgiaArthur Huntington is the Secret Service agent who allegedly started the dispute over pay with the escort in Colombia, and the scandal has cost him his job and forced his family to move. 


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                    Israeli ex-intel chief slams prime minister’s Iran stance

                    Apr 29 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    The former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency has accused the country’s political leaders of exaggerating the effectiveness of a possible military attack on Iran, in a striking indication of Israel’s turmoil over how to deal with the Iranian nuclear program.


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