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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Is Being Sued For Sexual Harassment By His Former Communications Director

"You are running a terrible office. You are treating women in a horrible manner. What you are doing may even be illegal," Allen Jones, then Filner's deputy chief of staff and a longtime confidante, is quoted saying in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by McCormack.<p>McCormack chimed in, "I agree with …

Dolphins Have "Names," Respond When Called

Having identities may help dolphins communicate, study suggests.<p><b>We already knew that bottlenose dolphins can follow "recipes" in preparing mollusks, help other species in distress, and possibly do math. So it may come as no surprise that the marine mammals also call each other by whistles that act</b> …

Associated Press News

Spitzer ad: 'I failed. Big time.'

Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer addresses the scandal that drove him from office in a new ad for New York City comptroller.<p>“Look, I failed. Big time,” Spitzer says in the ad. “I hurt a lot of people. When you dig yourself a hole, you either lie in it the rest of your life or do …

China's economic rise fuels growth among outdoor pursuits

China’s scorching economic growth has given people something they didn’t have before: leisure time.<p>That’s fueled interest in new hobbies, including outdoor adventure. Youth hostels are filling up with backpackers. Hiking gear is flying off the shelves. And Chinese rock climbers are pioneering …

Military women say sexual assault and harassment remain

COLORADO SPRINGS — A recently graduated cadet remembers waiting for her accused rapist at the Air Force Academy to be brought to justice. A former sailor, now living in Denver, talks of being sexually harassed by shipmates and eventually forced to leave the Navy after she reported a subordinate's …

Pope Francis Takes It Easy After Wild Arrival At World Youth Day 2013 In Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) Pope Francis spent Tuesday (July 23) resting following his arrival here in his first international trip as pope during which his car was mobbed by throngs of well-wishers who excitedly closed in on his convoy and prevented the pontiff from reaching his reception ceremony on …

Try It Now

FDA grants Plan B exclusive marketing rights

A generic version of the pill won’t be available until at least 2016, which could be a major barrier to access<p>The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday granted Teva Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Plan B One-Step, exclusive marketing rights for the next three years, meaning there will be no …

Senator Wyden: the US could become an irreversible surveillance state

Senator Ron Wyden (D, OR) offered a grim outlook on civil liberties today in a speech at the Center for American Progress, warning US citizens that they will "live to regret" inaction on surveillance reform. Wyden, one of the leading Congressional critics of domestic spying programs, railed against …

Landing Gear On The Southwest Flight At LaGuardia Collapsed During Landing, Investigators Say

In a series of tweets this afternoon, the National Transportation Safety Board provided an update on its investigation into Southwest Flight 345, which had a very rough landing at NYC's LaGuardia Airport Monday afternoon.<p>According to the NTSB, the plane's "nose gear collapsed up and into the …

Aviation

Four dead after Australia-bound asylum boat sinks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/997000/997355_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524668049_492c03e39548cfeecb693c8f80be4305<p><b>At least four people have died after a boat carrying Australia-bound asylum-seekers sank, amid ongoing debate over the new policy.</b><p>The boat sank off the …

Citi Bike leaks private info of 1,174 customers by accident

A software glitch in the New York bicycle-sharing program has led to a breach of customers' names, contact information, credit card numbers and security codes, passwords, and birth dates.<p>Just before launching, the New York bicycle-sharing program Citi Bike accidentally leaked the private account …

Customers

Apple’s record cash haul could repay Detroit’s debt eight times over

Apple now has $146.6 billion in cash and marketable securities on its balance sheet, with some $106 billion kept offshore, the company said during today’s earnings call.<p>That’s a record for the poster-child of tech companies maintaining mountains of overseas green. It’s enough to pay off bankrupt …

Bankruptcy

Cop who released Tsarnaev images placed on restricted desk duty

The Massachusetts State Police photographer who leaked pictures of the Boston Marathon bomber manhunt has been placed on restricted desk duty after a closed-door hearing Tuesday.<p>Sgt. Sean Murphy released the images in response to a Rolling Stone magazine cover photo of alleged Boston Marathon …

Here Is The Woman Linked To Anthony Weiner In Sex Chats

UPDATED: A progressive activist from Indiana in her early 20s who identifies herself online as "Sydney Leathers" and "sidneyelainexo" is the woman whose online profile is linked to the latest Weiner scandal. Weiner, she wrote, could "continue sending dick pics every single day."<p><i>The Dirty</i> reported …

Government

Are the Suburbs Where the American Dream Goes to Die?

New research shows upward mobility is higher in denser cities<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Rumors of the American Dream's demise have been greatly exaggerated -- at least in parts of America.<p>That's the message of a new study that looks at the connection between geography and social mobility in the United …

Could door-to-door Postal Service delivery end soon?

Congressional effort to cut Postal Service losses proposing an end to door-to-door mail delivery.<p>First, it was doing away with Saturday delivery. Now, door-to-door service could be coming to an end.<p>In an effort designed to cut costs at the cash-strapped agency by up to $4.5 billion a year, …

Clashes Between Morsi Opponents, Supporters Kill 11 In Cairo

Tuesday was another bloody day in Cairo: Clashes between the supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left 11 dead, according to the country's Health Ministry, and a blast at a security building northeast of Cairo wounded at least 12 policemen.<p>From Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel filed …

Associated Press News

Scores reported killed in Syria army ambush

Syrian government forces have ambushed rebel fighters in a strategic suburb of the capital Damascus, killing at least 49 people, activists said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Tuesday reported that the opposition fighters were killed near Adra, a town which saw heavy fighting when …

Prince of Cambridge's parents present him to the world at first photocall

A future king has attended his first photocall aged one day old as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented their newborn son to the world.<p>The …

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