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Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala

WASHINGTON -- During Supreme Court arguments, Justice Clarence Thomas sits mute, not asking a single question while his colleagues on the bench jockey to get in the next interrogatory.<p>But late Thursday night, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative lawyers in a Washington hotel ballroom, another …

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Climate-change activists are playing a dangerous game with their 'enemy' narrative

The argument between the British political parties over energy prices appears, on the face of it, to be another tedious, media-fuelled battle of words shaped by focus groups. Yet it is more interesting than that: it is proof of the power of cognitive frames and shows how easily the real and …

Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes a wish come true

San Francisco was beset by a wave of crime on Friday, as a woman was taken hostage and tied to cable car tracks, a criminal calling himself the Riddler attempted to rob a bank vault, and a miscreant known as Penguin generally made a nuisance of himself in the downtown area.<p>Happily, each incident …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you could be sitting in his office in the Memory Assessment and Research Centre at Southampton …

GOP's 3rd Senate try: Charm or bust?

Sharron Angle. Christine O’Donnell. Todd Akin. Richard Mourdock. After Republican primaries produced that horror show of candidates in two consecutive elections, probably costing the party control of the Senate, GOP leaders vowed that 2014 must be different.<p>But as President Barack Obama learned the …

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Detroit poised to elect its first white mayor since 1974

DETROIT — The last time there was a white mayor of Detroit, the<p>Vietnam Warwas just ending and the nation was getting used to a Supreme Court decision called Roe vs. Wade.<p>But now this city, which is in the midst of a trial to determine whether it is eligible for bankruptcy protection, is set to …

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Chris Paul and Blake Griffin put on an incredible 35-second dunk extravaganza last night

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin combined to make 35 seconds of the most entertaining basketball of the entire three-day old season on Thursday. The duo strung together three consecutive alley-oops on the utterly shell-shocked Golden State Warriors in the third quarter.<p>First this happened …<p>Then this …

UConn women speak out on sexual discrimination

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's NCAA champion women's basketball team are taking a lead role in a national campaign in support of lesbian and bisexual athletes in women's sports.<p>Four members of the team created a video for the Br(ache (pronounced Break) the Silence campaign to say …

Justin Blackmon Suspended Indefinitely for Violation of Substance Abuse Policy

Justin Blackmon has received an indefinite suspension from the NFL after violating the league's substance abuse policy.<p>Ryan O'Halloran of the <i>Florida Times-Union</i> broke the news:<p>Blackmon suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.— Ryan …

Lionel Messi endures longest goal drought for two and a half years but Barcelona beat Espanyol

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino insists the fact Lionel Messi has now gone four games without a goal is no cause for concern.<p>Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino insisted that he believes Lionel Messi's goal drought is a coincidence after the Argentine failed to net for the fourth consecutive league …

Apple hopes for big holiday sales of iPads

As they usually do, Apple customers queued up at stores in 42 countries around the world Friday as the company kicked off what it hopes is an "iPad Christmas" with sales of the latest model, the iPad Air.<p>But the lines were reportedly shorter and the atmosphere more muted than in September, when the …

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Zulily to Price IPO at $16-$18 a Share, Valuing Deals Site at About $2 Billion

Cash image copyright Julia Ivantsova<p>Discount shopping site Zulily said in an SEC filing today that it is looking to price shares during its upcoming …

Inside Google’s new 1-million-square-foot London office—three years before it’s ready

Google’s new London office, scheduled to open in 2016, will have an open-air swimming pool, an indoor football pitch, a climbing wall and a roof garden from which to watch trains glide out of Kings Cross station towards Cambridge or Hogwarts. Googlers can cycle right into the building and to the …

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Few Obamacare insurance sign-ups on opening day, documents show

WASHINGTON - -Just six enrollments occurred on the opening day for www.healthcare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website, according to documents released late Thursday by a House oversight committee.<p>Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, obtained …

Shooting at LAX: TSA agent, alleged gunman wounded

A Transportation Security Administration agent and a suspect were wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, sources told the Los Angeles Times.<p>Law enforcement officers were flooding the airport, authorities said, and terminals 2 and 3 were evacuated.<p>Tory Belleci …

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Fifth of wine sold worldwide is 'fake'

A fifth of global wine sales involve forgeries, it has been claimed, a day after a Frenchman was jailed for selling fake Grand Crus labels to an unsuspecting Bordeaux collector<p>Counterfeit wine accounts for some 20 per cent of international sales, according to unofficial wine industry estimates …

Lululemon complaints stretch beyond quality to customer service

Lululemon is having some trouble putting overexposed behinds behind it.<p>The trendy yoga retailer, which recalled pants made of its proprietary Luon material earlier this year after customers complained they were too sheer, still faces a steady stream of complaints about thinner, more sheer fabric …

Michigan man wants $25 million reward for bin Laden's death

Two years ago, U.S. special forces killed Usama bin Laden. Now, a Michigan man wants his cut.<p>A gem merchant who claims he tipped off the FBI to bin Laden’s location says he’s entitled to the $25 million reward that was previously offered by the U.S. government, the Chicago Tribune reported.<p>Tom Lee, …

These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night

We can’t find as much plastic in the ocean as there should be. It’s still in the ocean–it’s just hiding in the guts of the lanternfish.<p>Much of the plastic we produce on land ends up contaminating the sea. But when researchers went searching for a global picture of all the plastics stuck swirling …

House committee threatens subpoena over ObamaCare enrollment numbers

The Republican-led House Ways and Means Committee may subpoena the Obama administration in an effort to obtain enrollment numbers for the new health care exchanges amid reports only six people signed up for ObamaCare on its first day.<p>Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., the committee's chairman, wrote to …

Khan Said tipped as new leader of the Taliban

Pakistan's Taliban is said to have chosen a veteran insurgent with a reputation for brutality as its new leader after a US drone strike killed Hakimullah Mehsud.<p>The Pakistani Taliban voted to promote their number two commander, Khan Said, also known as Sajna, to replace leader who was killed in a …