In a highly symbolic ceremony aboard a guided-missile destroyer Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton underscored America's military and diplomatic backing for the Philippines as it engages in an increasingly tense territorial dispute with China in the resource-rich South China Sea. Read More
Prime Minister-designate Mario Monti of Italy said Tuesday he is ready to present his new government to the president after winning wide backing — and important pledges of sacrifices — from political, business and union leaders during two days of intense consultations. Read More
A New York judge has upheld the city's dismantling of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, saying that the protesters' first amendment rights don't entitle them to camp out indefinitely in the plaza.Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman on Tuesday denied a motion by the demonstrators seeking to be allowed back into the park with their tents and sleeping bags.Police cleared out the protesters in a nighttime sweep early Tuesday. The judge upheld the city's effective eviction of the protesters after an emergency appeal by the National Lawyers Guild. Read More
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Tuesday asked for a hearing into how federal laws apply to the investigation of the child sex-abuse case that has enveloped Penn State University.In a letter sent to Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Richard Burr, Casey called for a hearing in a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.He said he wanted to see how well federal laws protect children and to ensure that provisions for reporting suspected cases are in place. Read More
Reports of service interruptions on the microblogging site sent tweeters into a frenzy -- with nowhere to vent -- Monday afternoon.
A post on the Twitter Status blog around 2:30 p.m. confirmed the anomalies adding that "our engineers are working on resolving this issue."
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Q. My husband and I weren’t visited by many greedy goblins this Halloween. Now there’s a huge stash of leftover candy tempting us.
Most of it’s just sugar, so is it really that bad? We’re great brushers!
— Anonymous, via email
A. Nah, there’s nothing wrong with sugar, as long as you don’t mind your arteries clogging, your cancer risks rising and your skin aging faster than iPhones sell.
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Misleading advertising by pregnancy centers that could jeopardize a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion was banned in San Francisco on Tuesday, and it could trigger a legal fight.
The Board of Supervisors passed legislation 10-1 that authorizes the city attorney to take legal action against pregnancy centers that mislead women into thinking they can have abortions there. The law is meant to protect a woman’s right to choose. Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, who questioned its legality, opposed it. Read More
A family became lost in a corn maze and then called 911. Hear the 911 call in the video.
When Paula Deen met Michelle Obama, it wasn't exactly the queen of butter versus the first lady of garden greens. Deen, known for her delicious not-so-good-for-you recipes like Gooey Butter Cake, said the two women had more in common than you might expect. Read More
Two UC Berkeley graduates who have been detained in Iran on espionage charges for more than two years were finally released today, according to their families.Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 29, and a third UC Berkeley graduate, Sarah Shourd, were arrested on July 31, 2009, after embarking on a hike in Iraq’s Kurdistan region near the Iranian border.Iran accused all three of them of espionage and last month Bauer and Fattal were sentenced to eight years in prison. Read More