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Hand grenades discovered in Disney World trash can

Several hand grenades were discovered in a trash can at Downtown Disney World in Florida on Tuesday night, according to area reports. Thankfully, it turns out the grenades were duds that had been used for training exercises, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told The Orlando Sentinel. A janitor reportedly found…

Analysts value Twitter at $11 billion as it prepares to go public in 2014

 Analysts base estimate on trading in secondary markets and Apple interest in the social networking firm Twitter is preparing to take the company public in 2014, and could already be worth as much as $11bn, according to a report by specialist financial researchers Greencrest. The rough valuation of $11bn is based…

Watch live: ICE chief discusses rescue operation for exploited kids

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton holds news conference to announce the results of a major operation that rescued sexually exploited children worldwide. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 3. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Bank card payments suspended in Vatican

The Bank of Italy has suspended all bank card payments in the Vatican including for tickets to its famous museum until further notice because of a failure to fully implement anti money laundering legislation, Italian media reported on Thursday. The payments have been suspended since January 1 after the Bank…

Peter King: ‘I really don’t know why people need assault weapons’

An influential Republican congressman is insisting that assault weapons like the one used to slaughter 20 school children in Connecticut should be banned. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday asked Rep. Peter King (R-NY) if he agreed with conservatives who wondered if “we really need assault weapons all across America?”…

Drunk man leaves baby at Florida strip club

A man was arrested in Florida on Sunday after allegedly stumbling into a strip club and asking a clerk to watch his child. Police said that Kenneth Rowe, 26, walked into Daytona Beache’s The SHARKLOUNGE, a combination liquor store and strip club, on Sunday night drunk and carrying an 11-month-old…

4 hurt in Disneyland Paris steam train accident

MEAUX, France (AFP) – Four people have been treated for minor injuries after a wagon broke off from a steam engine ride at Disneyland Paris, the theme park and police said on Thursday. The four, including a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old girl, were taken to hospital after the accident…

World Bank investor backs luxury hotels over poverty-reduction programs

By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, Special to ProPublica This story was co-published with Foreign Policy. Accra is a city of choking red dust where almost no rain falls for three months at a time and clothes hung out on a line dry in 15 minutes. So the new five-star Mövenpick hotel…

Fox News debates ‘yoga Nazis’ and ‘the wussification of America’

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Thursday devoted airtime to a serious discussion about whether yoga was a sport and if “stupid parents” were turning their children into wusses by teaching them to be yogis. Motivational speaker Larry Winget joined the Fox News morning show to explain why he…

Civil rights attorney shuts down Fox News segment by covering ears

Civil rights attorney and radio host Leo Terrell figured out on Wednesday night an unusual way to shut down racially inflammatory content on the Fox News Channel: he simply covered his ears on live television. Amid a heated discussion of gun control that stacked the Republican talker Sean Hannity and…

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