Archive for May, 2012

SpaceX Dragon leaves space station for trip home

May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

This framegrab image from NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon capsule just after the capsule is backed away from the International Space Station and being repositioned for release later Thursday morning May 31, 2012. The Dragon capsule is scheduled for splashdown at 11:44 a.m. EDT Thursday in the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/NASA)The Dragon spacecraft is on its way home. Early Thursday morning, space station astronauts set the SpaceX capsule loose after a five-day visit.


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    Seattle shooter who killed 5 was ‘disgruntled,’ dad says

    May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

    Seattle Cafe Shooter Kills 5, Self After Citywide ManhuntIan Stawicki opened fire at Cafe Racer Espresso in Seattle's University District, eventually killing four people and a fifth outside the shop.


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      Canada searches for ‘body parts’ suspect

      May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

      Canada-Wide Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Body Part MailingsAuthorities have issued a “Canada-wide arrest warrant” for Rocco Luka Magnotta, a suspect police have connected to a homicide and the mailings of two body parts. Magnotta, 29, also goes by the pseudonyms Eric Clinton Newman and Vladimir Romanov, according to the Montreal Police Department,…


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        Bedouins abduct 2 U.S. tourists in Sinai

        May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

        The tourists were abducted late on Wednesday near the resort of Dahab on the Red SeaTwo US tourists have been kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai peninsula by Bedouins protesting the arrest of one of their tribesmen on a drugs charge, a security official said on Thursday.


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          NYC seeks ban on sale of big sugary drinks

          May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

          New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents his proposed executive 2013 New York City budget at City Hall in New YorkMayor Michael Bloomberg plans to propose a far-reaching municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary beverages by restaurants, mobile food carts, movie theaters and delis, his administration said on Wednesday.


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            Retired justice says campaign finance ruling made cash king

            May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

            U.S. President Obama awards a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Stevens during ceremony in the East Room of the White House in WashingtonJohn Paul Stevens leveled new criticism against the Supreme Court's landmark 2010 campaign finance ruling, saying it had allowed corporations to ramp up spending and non-voters to influence the outcome of elections.


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              More families seek kidney donations on Facebook

              May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

              Facebook logo is seen on a screen inside at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New YorkMore patients and families are using Facebook to seek kidney donations, but it's not clear if doing do improves the chances of obtaining a donor organ, a new study finds.


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                Wal-Mart latest to leave conservative advocacy group

                May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                A general view of a Wal-Mart store in Mexico CityWal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and biggest seller of firearms in the U.S., is dropping out of a conservative advocacy group that has been criticized for promoting "Stand Your Ground" gun laws.


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                  Condoleezza Rice endorses Romney

                  May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  Running with Romney: Condoleezza RiceFormer Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice endorsed fellow Republican Mitt Romney late Wednesday at a fundraiser in California.


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                    Photos: New Mexico fire sets state record

                    May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    Photos: New Mexico fire sets state recordThis image provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a May 29, 2012 photo, of the massive blaze in the Gila National Forest is seen from Cliff, N.M. Fire officials said Wednesday the wildfire has burned more than 265 square miles has become the largest fire in New Mexico history. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

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