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U.S. saddened by Russian nightclub blaze

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The United States said on Saturday that it was "deeply saddened" for the deadly fire in the Russian Urals city of Perm, in which at least 109 people were killed.

"Coming on the heels of the recent attack on the Moscow-Saint Petersburg train, this significant loss of life and multiple casualties are especially painful," said… Continue

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U.S. saddened by Russian nightclub blaze

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The United States said on Saturday that it was "deeply saddened" for the deadly fire in the Russian Urals city of Perm, in which at least 109 people were killed.

"Coming on the heels of the recent attack on the Moscow-Saint Petersburg train, this significant loss of life and multiple casualties are especially painful," said National… Continue

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The game we've been waiting on

ATLANTA -- No more waiting. It's here.

Alabama vs. Florida, for the SEC championship and the right to play in the BCS National Championship Game.



Thank goodness for the Georgia Dome, too. The weather in Atlanta is nasty. It's bitterly cold, and the wind is howling.



But inside, it's heating up as a few of the fans are starting to file in. The first… Continue

Added by bloglist on December 5, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Can you have a real Christmas with a fake tree?

It's December. Time to get real for Jodi Yorke.

Late last week, Yorke, her husband, Brendan, and their 2-year-old son, Owen, went to the Christmas tree lot at Broadway and Montrose to pick out a tree -- a real tree.



Although Brendan grew up grabbing presents under an artificial tree -- Jodi's family went the real route.



"There's… Continue

Added by bloglist on December 5, 2009 at 11:05am — No Comments

Alabama, Florida braced for clash of the titans

ATLANTA — After another season of crunching numbers and grinding teeth over the gilded lean-to that is the Bowl Championship Series, this half of the equation, at least, is child's play.



Once again, Florida, ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings and the defending national champion, plays No. 2 Alabama today at the Georgia Dome for the Southeastern Conference championship. The winner will play in the BCS title game Jan. 7 against, in arguable order of probability, Texas, Cincinnati or… Continue

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Microsoft, Google Take Maps in New Direction

The battle between Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. has shifted into new territory: a race to see who can make online maps that make people feel like they're really there.



After lagging behind Google Maps, Microsoft this week unveiled an overhaul of its Bing Maps Web site that supplements the traditional bird's eye view of cities and other locations with rich photographs on the ground. In addition to the street-level images pioneered by Google Maps that let people "move" along the… Continue

Added by bloglist on December 4, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

Building Peace Without Obama's Interference

It is difficult to turn on a TV or radio or pick up a newspaper these days, without finding some pundit or other deploring the dismal prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace or the dreadful living conditions of the Palestinians. Even supposedly neutral news reporters regularly repeat this sad tale. "Very little is changing for the Palestinian people on the ground," I heard BBC World Service Cairo correspondent Christian Fraser tell listeners three times in a 45 minute period the other… Continue

Added by bloglist on December 3, 2009 at 12:57am — No Comments

American consumers spent less money on Christmas trees in 2008 than they did the previous year, according to a recent consumer tracking poll released by the National Christmas Tree Association. Consu…

American consumers spent less money on Christmas trees in 2008 than they did the previous year, according to a recent consumer tracking poll released by the National Christmas Tree Association.



Consumers here purchased 28.2 million farm-grown Christmas trees and 11.7 million artificial trees last year, according to the study. Both are declines from 2007, with the artificial tree category showing a decline of 35 percent, while real trees were down about 10 percent.



“It…

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Added by bloglist on November 30, 2009 at 5:11pm — No Comments

DEPARTMENT store group David Jones says the next six weeks of trade are critical to its annual profit performance, refusing to upgrade modest profit forecasts until shoppers have shown the colour of …

DEPARTMENT store group David Jones says the next six weeks of trade are critical to its annual profit performance, refusing to upgrade modest profit forecasts until shoppers have shown the colour of their money.

Speaking at the company's annual general meeting in Melbourne yesterday, chief executive Mark McInnes said a nationwide review of the company's 37 stores had convinced him the company was well-placed for holiday trade, which typically contributed about 70 per cent of first…

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Added by bloglist on November 30, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments

US President Expected to Announce Afghanistan Policy Tuesday

U.S. news organizations say President Barack Obama plans to announce his new strategy for Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, during a prime-time television address.



The reports say the president is most likely to back a plan to send between 30,000 and 35,000 additional U.S. troops to the country.



The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan earlier this year told the president that up to 40,000 troops are needed to combat Taliban and al-Qaida militants in the region.…

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The 'Twilight' Zone

We know. You hate "Twilight." You don't want to hear anything more about "Twilight." That's why this is not another story about the "Twilight" or "New Moon" mania, nor will it rhapsodize on the vampire craze, nor does it contain an interview with Robert Pattinson.



This is a story about shame.



All across the country, there were women who managed to avoid Stephenie Meyer's series about a star-crossed human/vampire teen couple. (Vampire Edward lusts for mortal Bella, but also… Continue

Added by bloglist on November 22, 2009 at 6:24am — No Comments

Twilight: Pattinson in New Moon breaks midnight record

The new Twilight vampire movie took a record $26.3m (?15.9m) in midnight showings at North American box offices, studio Summit Entertainment has said.



That beats the previous North American record of $22.2m (?13.5m) for midnight openings, taken by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in July.



Experts have predicted that New Moon will have one of the biggest opening weekends for a non-summer film.



The first movie in the series, starring Robert Pattinson, made… Continue

Added by bloglist on November 21, 2009 at 10:04am — No Comments

Hacked E-mails Fuel Climate Change Skeptics

Hundreds of private e-mails and documents hacked from a computer server at a British university are causing a stir among global warming skeptics, who say they show that climate scientists conspired to overstate the case for a human influence on climate change.



The e-mails, attributed to prominent American and British climate researchers, include discussions of scientific data and whether it should be released, exchanges about how best to combat the arguments of skeptics, and casual… Continue

Added by bloglist on November 20, 2009 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Doctor in Jackson case avoids jail in support case

The physician being investigated in Michael Jackson's death reached an agreement Monday in a separate child support case that kept him out of a Nevada jail.

Prosecutors in Las Vegas had sought an arrest warrant for Dr. Conrad Murray after he failed to appear for previous hearings before Family Court officers attempting to collect unpaid child support for a California woman and her 11-year-old son dating back to October 2008.

With Murray at his side, defense lawyer Christopher…

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Added by bloglist on November 18, 2009 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Doctor in Jackson case avoids jail in support case

The physician being investigated in Michael Jackson's death reached an agreement Monday in a separate child support case that kept him out of a Nevada jail.

Prosecutors in Las Vegas had sought an arrest warrant for Dr. Conrad Murray after he failed to appear for previous hearings before Family Court officers attempting to collect unpaid child support for a California woman and her 11-year-old son dating back to October 2008.

With Murray at his side, defense lawyer Christopher…

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Added by bloglist on November 16, 2009 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Balloon boy parents face sentence in December'

FORT COLLINS (Reuters) - The parents of a Colorado boy whose apparent brush with death in a helium balloon transfixed millions pleaded guilty on Friday to staging a publicity-seeking hoax and will be sentenced next month.

Richard and Mayumi Heene pleaded guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor and will be sentenced on December 23.

The case has sparked outrage over the amount of money spent on a rescue attempt for the six-year-old child, dubbed "balloon boy," after live television…

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Added by bloglist on November 13, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Palin in book: McCain aides kept me 'bottled up'

The rumors are true, according to Sarah Palin: The McCain-Palin campaign was not a happy family. In Palin's new memoir, "Going Rogue," she confirms reports of tension between her aides and those of the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain. The vice presidential candidate confirms that she had wanted to speak on election night, but was denied the chance and says she was kept "bottled up" from reporters during the campaign.

Palin also writes harshly of CBS anchor…

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Added by bloglist on November 12, 2009 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Why is the Wii wilting?

Nintendo's Wii has been one of the most profitable games consoles ever sold, and after its launch in 2006, Nintendo took months to satisfy pent-up demand. This enabled the company to charge a premium price for its hardware and make large profits while rivals such as Sony and Microsoft were losing money on every machine…

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Added by bloglist on October 29, 2009 at 7:50pm — No Comments

DIY Halloween costumes: It's easy to go Gaga

Lady Gaga



One might argue that Angelenos are by nature always in costume, but the pressure of outward appearance is never greater than on Halloween. Although many have been crafting their costumes since July, others among us will scramble around the house with mere hours to spare, trying to piece together something passable. In the event that you've procrastinated -- or are barely making the rent -- here are some free, last-minute get-ups that will, if nothing else, get you past…

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Added by bloglist on October 29, 2009 at 6:03pm — No Comments

U.S. Airways to Pare Flight Routes, Jobs

US Airways Group Inc., which sounded upbeat about traffic rebounding when it announced a smaller-than-expected third-quarter loss earlier this month, Wednesday unveiled a major route retrenchment and job cuts aimed at returning the company to profitability.

The sixth-largest U.S. airline by traffic, US Airways said it is realigning its operations to focus almost exclusively on flights from its three domestic hubs: Charlotte, N.C.; Philadelphia; and Phoenix.

It also will retain…

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Added by bloglist on October 28, 2009 at 6:08pm — No Comments


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National Million Woman March president, Empress Chi, will be a presenter at the National Black Political Convention 2016 in Gary, IN

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National Million Woman March architect/originator and President General, Dr. Sis. Empress Phile' Chionesu  (Empress Chi),                               …Continue

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Black Conservatives implore McDonald's to stop Caving to Leftist Demands to the Potential Neglect of Company Investors

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McDonald's Told: Stop Bowing to Liberal Pressure Groups!National Center for Public Policy Research Shareholder Proposal Questions Fast Food Giant's Strategy of Caving to Leftist Demands to the Potential Neglect of Company Investors Oak Brook, IL /…Continue

Rush To Judgement

Started by Junious Ricardo Stanton in CURRENT EVENTS AND TOPICAL ISSUES May 22. 0 Replies

From The RampartsJunious Ricardo StantonRush To Judgment             Anyone…Continue

Bembe, let's celebrate the seasons like our ancestors did, eat the foods, dance the dances...

Started by SendMeYourNews in Bulletins May 21. 0 Replies

BEMBE! Let us celebrate the seasons like as our ancestors. Let's eat foods that are in alignment with the seasons, dress up for nature, purchase beautiful odd things at the market place or play an instrument that express your feelings as we sing…Continue

Left Forum Workshops on Political Prisoners and Related Issues‏, NYC, May 21-22

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Here are some Political Prisoner and related issues workshops at this weekend's Left Forum at John Jay College: Fighting to Stay Alive: Mumia, Hep C and the Health Crisis Facing the IncarceratedSchedule InfoSession     Room     TimeSession 1     …Continue

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