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Trotta: Black news figures covering Martin can’t talk about their past

Fox News contributor Liz Trotta displayed her disgust Saturday afternoon at specific black anchors and reporters, claiming they are being bias in their coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting by talking about their own experiences. In a conversation with Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, Trotta was not pleased with New…

Files: Rupert Murdoch-linked pirate website targeted rivals

By Jamie Doward, The Observer Internet forums gave advice on how to hack into ITVDigital and cable television companies A computer piracy website, secretly supported by one of Rupert Murdoch’s companies, openly promoted advice on how to hack BSkyB’s rivals, according to documents obtained by the Observer. Emails obtained by this…

Lights go off for Earth Hour

The Eiffel Tower, the Acropolis and the Sydney Opera House were plunged into darkness on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, leading a global effort to raise awareness about climate change. In a twist to this year’s Earth Hour, Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers will observe from the International Space…

World’s biggest Titanic attraction opens in Belfast

The largest Titanic visitor attraction in the world opened in the ship’s Belfast birthplace on Saturday, some 100 years after the doomed liner was built in the same yards. Almost 100,000 tickets for Titanic Belfast, a striking aluminium-clad building which tells the famous ship’s story through special effects, interactive screens and a ride, have been…

Forensic experts: Zimmerman was not crying for help on 911 tapes

Two forensic voice experts have told The Orlando Sentinel Saturday that neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was not the voice crying for help in the 911 calls after he shot Trayvon Martin. Tom Owen, a forensic consultant for Owen Forensic Services LLC and a court-qualified expert witness, used software called Easy…

Viral video will spur Kony arrest this year: ICC

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor voiced confidence Saturday that Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony will be arrested this year, praising the role of a viral online campaign. Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the California-based Invisible Children lobby group, and its viral “Kony 2012,” a 30-minute video seen by more than 100 million people, had helped bring…

Harris-Perry gives white people’s guide to talk Trayvon Martin

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry continued her usual comfort in discussing race issues Saturday morning, providing any Caucasian-American with some steps to overcome any fears talking about Trayvon Martin. The Tulane professor, whose mother is white, was inspired to do her segment after watching Jon Stewart’s reaction to mentioning Martin’s story…

Trio share record $640 million U.S. lottery jackpot

A record $640 million US lottery jackpot will be shared by three ticket-holders who clinched the prize after frenzied sales sent the massive windfall soaring ever higher, organizers said Saturday. Millions of Americans had queued up hoping to suddenly become very, very rich despite having only a one-in-176-million chance of winning but…

Thousands of protesters attend rally in Sanford, Florida

Thousands of protesters, including civil rights leaders, media figures, activists and ordinary citizens gathered on Saturday at a rally in Sanford, Florida, site of the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  According to MSNBC.com, the protest began on the campus of a local high school, wound through a predominantly…

One dead, one injured in German chemical plant blast: police

An explosion at a German chemical plant killed one person Saturday and left another injured, rescuers and industrial park administrators said. The explosion of a tank at the Evonik Degussa plant in the western town of Marl sent black smoke billowing over the town, and residents were warned to stay indoors, with their windows…

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