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Cut your time in purgatory by following pope on Twitter

Posted on July 17 2013 by Tim Hornyak

If you’re Christian, you might believe the keys to salvation are faith and good works. But a little Twitter might help get you to the Pearly Gates too. You can now reduce the time your everlasting soul has to spend in purgatory by following tweets from Pope Francis and Catholic World Youth Day, an event held in Rio […]

Malaysia on high alert for escaped Indonesian terrorists

Posted on July 16 2013 by Austin Camoens and Amy Chew

Malaysia is on high alert for four Indonesian terrorists who escaped from a prison in Indonesia’s Medan city last week following a riot. The four men – Fadli Sadama, Agus Sunyoto, Nibras and Abdul Gani Siregar – are among the 218 escapees in the Tanjung Gusta Prison riot which caused the death of three prisoners […]

League Of Legends And StarCraft II Could Become Olympic Sports As Early As 2020 Summer Games

Posted on July 16 2013 by John Gaudiosi

The world is still celebrating what has universally been considered a very positive London 2012 Summer Games. With the closing ceremonies leaving a last impression on a global audience, the focus has shifted to Rio 2016. Those Olympic Games won’t feature American swimmer Michael Phelps, who will likely remain the most decorated Olympic athlete of all […]

Doctors Heed Prescription For Computerized Records

Posted on July 16 2013 by ERIC WHITNEY

Uncle Sam wants your doctor go to digital. And the federal government is backing that up with money for practices that start using computerized systems for record keeping. Nearly half of all physicians in America still rely on paper records for most patient care. Time is running out for those who do to take advantage […]

18 killed in stampede at boxing match in Indonesia

Posted on July 15 2013 by Associated Press

At least 18 people were killed in a stadium stampede after spectators rioted to protest a local boxer’s loss in a championship match in eastern Indonesia, police said Monday. The victims, mostly women, were trampled to death as about 1,500 spectators scrambled out the stadium to escape the riot that broke out just before midnight […]

Malaysian firm named suspect in Riau forest fires

Posted on July 15 2013 by Yuliasri Perdani and Rizal Harahap

A day after the Riau administration lifted the haze disaster emergency status, the National Police announced on Thursday they were set to slap charges on a Malaysian firm believed to be responsible for the forest fires in the province. The police said that they had named PT ADEI Plantation and Industry, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s […]

‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith found dead in hotel in Canada

Posted on July 15 2013 by Steve Almasy

Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson in the Fox hit “Glee,” was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, police said. He was 31. Police said the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but they ruled out foul play. Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy on Monday. Monteith’s body was […]

The Bejeweled Shore Of Glass Beach

Posted on July 14 2013 by All That is Interesting

Beaches usually conjure up images of roiling waves, vast expanses of sand, and an occasional seagull squawking as it combs the shoreline. Yet traipse over to Glass Beach, one of three beaches in Fort Bragg, California, and that image changes. Here, colorful beds of sea glass blanket the ground, its small, smooth “pebbles” bright as […]

Obama Remark Is Complicating Military Trials

Posted on July 14 2013 by JENNIFER STEINHAUER

WASHINGTON — When President Obama proclaimed that those who commit sexual assault in the military should be “prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged,” it had an effect he did not intend: muddying legal cases across the country. President Obama at a meeting on sexual assault in the military in May. Judges and […]

George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin’s death

Posted on July 13 2013 by Greg Botelho, CNN

George Zimmerman is not guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin, a Florida jury decided late Saturday. The fact that Zimmerman fired the bullet that killed Martin was never in question, but the verdict means the six-person jury had reasonable doubt that the shooting amounted to a criminal act. The verdict caps a case that […]

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Posted on July 13 2013 by Joseph Stromberg

You come in from a summer hike covered with itchy red mosquito bites, only to have your friends innocently proclaim that they don’t have any. Or you wake up from a night of camping to find your ankles and wrists aflame with bites, while your tentmates are unscathed. You’re not alone. An estimated 20 percent of […]

Pakistani Schoolgirl Wounded In Taliban Attack Addresses U.N.

Posted on July 13 2013 by Scott Neuman

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was attacked by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, received several standing ovations as she addressed the United Nations on Friday, calling on world leaders to provide free compulsory schooling to every child. In October, Malala was shot in the head by Taliban militants who attacked a schoolbus […]

Naked Swimmer Distracts Homeowner During Robbery

Posted on July 12 2013 by Elicia Dover

If a strange woman asks to swim in your pool naked, be suspicious. In Crossville, Tenn., a man and woman asked if the woman could take a skinny dip, and then the man said he was leaving to get cigarettes, according to the Crossville Police Department. But while the woman swam naked and the distracted […]

Target Reminded Bosses Not All Hispanic Employees Eat Tacos, Wear Sombreros: Lawsuit

Posted on July 11 2013 by Kim Bhasin

Three former employees are suing Target for discrimination, citing a document the company distributed to managers with reminders that not all Hispanics eat tacos and burritos or wear sombreros. The former warehouse workers’ lawsuit, filed in California’s Yolo County, claims they were victims of discrimination on the job, and that Target’s “Multi-Cultural Tips” for managers […]

A MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON: THERE IS NO ROOM FOR FAILURE

Posted on July 11 2013 by El Diario NY

In the Republican-controlled House, many legislators are positioning themselves to not only resist but also undermine immigration reform. Speaker John Boehner has said that he will not bring a bill to the floor unless a majority of Republicans support it. Immigration reform has been on hold for more than a decade, leaving 11 million people […]

The True Story Of A Man With No Heart. Literally, No Heart (video)

Posted on July 10 2013 by Ray Flores

Look –– hospitals scare me. I feel overwhelmed and freaked out nearly every time I enter one. So I have immense respect for those in the health care field, especially the brilliant ones. These two doctors in Texas, they are onto something, special and they know it. I’m not joking; this is must-see TV. Watch […]

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