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Al-Jazeera head Wadah Khanfar resigns

DOHA — Al-Jazeera’s top executive, Wadah Khanfar, resigned Tuesday after eight years as the head of the satellite news channel and was replaced by a member of the Qatari ruling family, the company said. “For some time I have been discussing my desire to step down with the chairman of…

Actor Tom Sizemore arrested in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Troubled actor Tom Sizemore, who starred in hit films “Saving Private Ryan” and “Black Hawk Down,” was arrested in Los Angeles early Tuesday in his latest brush with the law, police said. Sizemore, who was jailed in 2007 after violating the terms of a suspended sentence, was…

Santorum claims his ‘filthy’ Google results ‘have an impact on the country’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum no doubt dislikes that he isn’t topping any recent polls of the 2012 field, but he may dislike the thing that tops search results of his name even more. And now, he’s asking search giant Google to do something about it. Sex columnist Dan Savage…

Issa: On second thought, I don’t know Rupert Murdoch

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) apparently disagrees with his own memory. The House Oversight Committee Chairman indicated in the past that he trusts News Corp, saying he “personally knows Rupert Murdoch.” But when asked Tuesday morning on C-SPAN if his conflict of interest led to him declining an investigation into News…

Greta Van Susteren calls Tucker Carlson a ‘pig’

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren is taking aim at Tucker Carlson over a report on his website, The Daily Caller, that she says promotes violence against women. In a Sunday blog post, Susteren charged that Carlson was a “pig” for repeating quotes from an interview Mike Tyson did about an…

Movie slams “pink-washing” in breast cancer campaigns

TORONTO (Reuters) – Pink ribbons dumb down the grim realities of treating cancer, and hide the profit-focused core of many high-profile fund-raising events, according to a movie that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this week. “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” takes a detailed look at some of the colorful fundraising events…

Guardian says it will fight police on revealing hacking sources

The Guardian said Saturday it would fight “to the utmost” an attempt by police probing the phone hacking scandal to force it to disclose the sources for its reports on the affair. The Metropolitan Police is seeking to obtain a court order under the Official Secrets Act to identify “evidence…

Donald Trump forgets Rick Perry’s name

Texas governor and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is barreling down the campaign trail, armed with poll numbers that crown him the GOP frontrunner. Along with the grip-and-grins, speeches and debates, Perry is seeking high-profile endorsements. However, Perry appears to be seeking the endorsement of someone who can’t remember the…

Clint Eastwood: ‘I don’t give a f*ck’ if gays marry

Don’t expect to see him marching in a Pride parade anytime soon, but gays may have found an unexpected ally in Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood. In the October issue of GQ magazine, Eastwood said that Republicans were making a big mistake by opposing same sex marriage. “These people who are…

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