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NFL commissioner pushes for HGH tests

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says progress has been made in reaching a deal with the players union that would allow for human-growth hormone testing of all players to begin. Speaking two days before the New York Giants and New England Patriots meet in Sunday’s Super Bowl 46, Goodell said a…

Restored Magna Carta to go on display in Washington

WASHINGTON — A copy of the Magna Carta, the English royal manuscript setting out the rights of man, is to be displayed at the US National Archives in Washington from February 17, after a year of restoration work. The Magna Carta enshrined the rule of law in England at a…

Huffington Post to launch streaming network

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post on Thursday marked the first anniversary of its acquisition by AOL with an announcement that it plans to launch an online video streaming network. The HuffPost Streaming Network will launch this summer with 12 hours a day of original programming, to be increased to 16…

Madonna’s guarantee: No half-time wardrobe malfunction

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Superstar singer Madonna promised no wardrobe malfunctions for her Super Bowl 46 half-time show, saying she has never worked so hard on preparing for a performance. The self-styled “Material Girl” promised she would not have a half-time clothing mishap such as the one that took place at…

Sweden lawyers say Assange extradition request is valid

Lawyers for Swedish authorities told Britain’s Supreme Court on Thursday that a bid to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assangefor questioning over rape allegations is valid. In his final appeal within the British legal system, Assange is resting his fight against extradition on the argument that the Swedish prosecutor who ordered his arrest in December 2010 was not…

British police probe another Murdoch newspaper for hacking

Police are investigating The Times over claims that it hacked emails, it emerged Thursday, following the scandal over phone hacking at its sister paper the News of the World. The revelation follows the admission by the editor of The Times, James Harding, to an inquiry into press ethics last month that one of…

Bankrupt Kodak asks to pull name from Oscars theater

The century-old photography trailblazer Eastman Kodak has filed a request to pull its name from the Los Angeles theater hosting the Oscars as part of bankruptcy proceedings launched last month. The request filed at a New York bankruptcy court on Wednesday asks for the cancelation of a contract signed in…

HBO film depicts Palin near ‘nervous breakdown’

HBO’s upcoming film “Game Change” won’t go easy on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, if the first trailer is to be believed. Published online Tuesday, the footage shows off actress Julianne Moore as the half-term governor, jockeying with Sen. John McCain’s top aides for control of the campaign’s message. At…

‘Sesame Street’ parody: Gingrich puppet wants to live on moon

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s plan to create a moon base has finally been put to music. In a parody of Ernie’s 1978 classic Sesame Street song, puppet Newt Gingrich sings that he wants “to live on the moon.” “I would like to look down at the Earth from above…

Australia’s richest person moves on media giant Fairfax

Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, reportedly took her stake in press group Fairfax to 12.8 percent Wednesday, prompting government calls for tougher media ownership laws. The iron ore billionaire acquired close to 8.0 percent of the group after launching a Aus$200 million ($212 million) share raid late Tuesday, bringing her total holding…

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