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After Internal Review On Benghazi Report, CBS Puts Logan On Leave

CBS has asked <i>60 Minutes</i> correspondent Lara Logan to take a leave of absence, along with her producer, after her recent story on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was found to have multiple flaws. An internal report also found broader failings in how the news division …

It's Thanksgiving So We Asked Brits To Label The United States — We're So Sorry, America

What do you mean there's no such place as Further South Dakota?! [Update: Turns out Americans aren't so great at Europe either.]

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Google helps the political get active with Map Your Representatives

It's safe to say that US citizens live in a time of extreme political dissatisfaction, but in order to change that they need to know who to take to task. A new web tool called Map Your Representatives does just that. Users type in their address or zip code, and the site pulls up a list of their …

Apple Awarded Patent for Refocusable Camera with Light-Field Technology

Apple has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) for a digital camera including a refocusable imaging mode adapter, with the document also discussing the potential use of a similar camera system in a device like the iPhone.<p>The patent details a camera that is …

We're Not Just Some Cheap PC Maker, Acer Screams

PC giant Acer has shaken up management twice since 2011, the first flap symbolic of its reluctance to go all out as a global company. It has lost money for three straight quarters after a dismal 2012. Worse, the company can’t escape its reputation for pumping out piles of uninventive low-end PCs as …

Honduras elections: ruling National party's candidate wins presidential race

Honduran voters have given the ruling National party four more years in the presidency even though crime worsened and poverty and unemployment increased under the outgoing president, Porfirio Lobo.<p>Electoral authorities said Juan Orlando Hernández, 45, the party's candidate who campaigned on a …

Software Mogul John McAfee Evicted and Accused of Stalking

Never quite able to settle down quietly, 68-year old anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been evicted from his Portland home and accused …

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Pakistani doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden faces fresh charges

Fresh charges expected against Pakistani doctor hailed a hero by American officials but imprisoned at home<p>Lawyers for Shakil Afridi, the <b>Pakistani</b> doctor who aided the CIA's manhunt for Osama bin Laden, fear their client is to be hit with a string of charges in an effort to keep him behind bars.<p>Dr …

Protective order granted against anti-virus entrepreneur John McAfee

Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been evicted from his Portland apartment and hit with a civil stalking complaint.<p>McAfee, 68, arrived in the Pacific Northwest last winter after fleeing the Central American nation of Belize, where authorities sought to question him in the fatal …

Jury Orders Newegg To Pay $2.3 Million In 'Patent Troll' Case

The online retailer Newegg has lost a patent case centering on Web encryption, after a Texas jury rejected its argument that a claim from the company TQP Development was invalid. The jury ordered Newegg to pay $2.3 million — less than half the damages TQP had sought.<p>The result is a resounding …

U.S. sends B-52s over China-claimed waters

Japan and the USA will challenge China's claim to a stretch of the ocean during military exercises this week.<p>NAHA, OKINAWA, Japan — An American carrier battle group and a flotilla of Japanese warships will arrive Wednesday near a vast stretch of ocean claimed by China in what is shaping up as a …

REPORT: MSNBC Has Fired Alec Baldwin

The move comes two weeks after Baldwin flipped out at a cameraman and videographer and allegedly called one of them a gay slur. The network had suspended his show, "Up Late With Alec Baldwin," for two weeks after the incident.<p>But Baldwin's exit also comes, in part, due to his unfriendliness toward …

George Zimmerman Had 5 Guns And 100 Rounds Of Ammo When Police Arrested Him For Domestic Violence

A search warrant made public by the Seminole County court clerk shows that Zimmerman had a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 assault rifle and three handguns when he was arrested Nov. 18 at his girlfriend's house. The girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, told deputies that Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her …

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How an obscure report from two years ago became a ridiculous claim about Greeks giving themselves AIDS

No, hundreds of Greeks aren’t giving themselves HIV to claim government benefits. This claim made for plenty of eye-catching headlines yesterday and today, but it was soon debunked by cursory internet research.<p>How did we get here? In a web-enabled version of the telephone game, we can trace the …

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

Citizens in Krakow banned from heating their homes with coal

<b>(J. Helgason/Shutterstock)</b><p>The Polish city is attempting to crack down on its rampant air pollution<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>November 26, 2013 8:59pm (UTC)<p>As winter hits Poland, the city of Krakow is choosing to forgo the country's abundant coal resources in favor of cleaner air.<p>Poland practically runs on coal …

China’s latest attempt to claim disputed islands could easily backfire

Days after China unexpectedly expanded the airspace where it insists on controlling military air traffic into disputed international waters, the US flew two long-range B-52 bombers through on a “routine training mission,” ignoring China’s new Air Defense Identification Zone.<p>Which raises the …

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Still A Teenager, Freed Cartel Killer Will Leave Mexico For U.S.

Three years after the startling arrest of a 14-year-old boy for acting as a gang's assassin in Mexico, the boy, now 17, is reportedly heading to the United States, according to media and government reports. Edgar Jimenez, nicknamed El Ponchis — "The Cloak" — is a U.S. citizen who was born in San …

Judge Suspends Sentencing Of Would-Be Bomber After NSA Revelations

The sentencing of a Somali-American man convicted of trying to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., in 2010 has been put on hold indefinitely. That move comes just days after the Justice Department notified his lawyers that part of the case against him had been "derived from" …

American Greenpeace Captain Fears Russian Prison

Capt. Peter Willcox is sitting in a St. Petersburg hotel room, wondering how he ever got there.<p>Not because of the dramatic takeover of his Greenpeace …