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Snowden remains stuck at Moscow airport

A final decision on the NSA leaker's bid for political asylum could take three months.<p>MOSCOW -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden ran into bureaucratic snags in his bid for temporary political asylum and was unable to leave his airport refuge as he had hoped, his lawyer said …

Asiana Will Sue TV Station Over Bogus Flight Crew Names

Claiming the news report has damaged its reputation, Asiana Airlines said it will sue an Oakland TV station that aired the bogus names of the flight crew piloting Flight 214, a Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport earlier this month.<p>If you haven't kept up with the …

‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31

Cory Monteith, a star of the Fox series <i>Glee</i>, was found dead in Vancouver on Saturday, police in Vancouver have confirmed. The <i>Los Angeles Times</i> …

Synthetic Drug 'Bath Salts' Trumps Methamphetamine In Addictiveness, Study Finds

The infamous drug bath salts, which rose to notoriety the last year, now has some even stronger evidence to its mighty addictiveness. A new study finds that the active ingredient in the drug trumps even the most addictive substances we know, namely methamphetamine. The study, using rats who became …

Mexico: No. 1 Country for Obesity

Mexico Is Now A Fatter Country Than America

In 2008, 32.8% of Mexican adults were obese, compared to 31.8% of American adults.<p>(A tiny island in the South Pacific called Nauru still tops the list as the world's fattest country, with an adult obesity rate of 71.1%).<p>The rise in obesity rates is not surprising as more Mexicans move into …

California inmates launch biggest hunger strike in state's history

An estimated 30,000 inmates in jails across California are participating in a hunger strike to protest against solitary confinement and other …

George Zimmerman Trial: Judge to Rule on Key Evidence as Tension Mounts

The Florida judge presiding over the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman walked out of court as a member of the Zimmerman defense team …

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Is 15 seconds better than six? Comparing Instagram video and Vine | Financial Times

Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s founder, didn’t mention Vine at all when he unveiled his photo-sharing app’s new video function. But he wasn’t exactly …