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SNL: Tagg Romney wants to punch America in the face

On Saturday Night Live, Mitt Romney stood on a balcony and drowned his post-election sorrows in gallons of milk, while his son Tagg expressed his anger with Americans. “I’m so very angry father, I wish I could punch America in the face,” Tagg said in the SNL skit, alluding to…

Freak explosion turns Indianapolis neighborhood into ‘a war zone’

Two people were killed and 18 others injured after an explosion in an Indianapolis residential area Saturday night that leveled two homes, The Indianapolis Star reported. “It was like a war zone,” said one resident, Whitney Pflanzer. “It was silent after that. And it was dark and dusty, and I…

Kristol to GOP: Don’t ‘fall on your sword’ to defend millionaires

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol says that Republicans in Congress should “take Obama’s offer” to raise taxes on the wealthy because the GOP shouldn’t “fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires.” During a panel on Fox News Sunday, Kristol predicted that “Republicans will have to give in…

India minister blames motorbike deaths on men trying to impress women

NEW DELHI — A Indian state leader has said a deadly trio of riding flashy motorbikes, speaking on the telephone while driving and trying to impress women has caused a jump in fatal road accidents among young people. “If there is a good motorcycle, a good mobile and a good…

‘Virgin Mary’ in hospital window draws hundreds of Catholics

KUALA LUMPUR — Hundreds of Catholics have gathered in prayer and worship outside a Malaysian hospital after seeing an image said to resemble the Virgin Mary on one of the windows. Pictures of the image have gone viral among local Christians on Facebook and large crowds have gathered at the…

Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz dress sells for $480,000

LOS ANGELES — The blue and white gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” in 1939 was auctioned Saturday in Beverly Hills for $480,000, Julien’s auction house announced. The dress worn by the singer of “Over the Rainbow”, then aged 17, was sold through a special…

Red wine compound resveratrol could aid prostate cancer treatment

Resveratrol, a compound found commonly in red wine, can make prostate tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment, according to a preliminary research published in the Journal of Andrology and Cancer Science. “Other studies have noted that resveratrol made tumor cells more susceptible to chemotherapy, and we wanted to see…

Talks due on status of U.S. troops in Afghanistan: official

KABUL — Crucial negotiations on the status of US forces remaining in Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal in 2014 will begin in Kabul this week, the foreign ministry said Sunday. A key element of any agreement will be the question of immunity for US troops from prosecution in local courts.…

Israel ‘prepared to escalate’ over Gaza violence

JERUSALEM — Israel is “prepared to escalate” its response to Palestinian rocket fire, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday, after one of the worst flare-ups along its border with Gaza in recent years. “The army is acting and will act forcefully against the terror organisations in the Gaza Strip.…

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. reportedly seeking plea deal in exchange for resignation

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) is reportedly pursuing a plea deal to end his legal troubles with the federal government and, in doing so, end his tenure as a United States Representative. According to CBS Chicago, Jackson’s attorney is working out a deal with federal investigators to settle an inquiry…

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