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Reporter claims to have seen bin Laden in Islamabad in 2002

After last weekend’s targeted attack on al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in his suburban Abbottabad compound, past years’ rumors that bin Laden was living in caves in the tribal wilds of Afghanistan have dissolved. Now that it’s been established that bin Laden could have been hiding in plain sight in…

NFL player comes under fire for 9/11 tweets

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Rashard Mendenhall remained a target of sharp criticism by Twitter users on Tuesday after he posted a message questioning whether news that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed should be cheered. As spontaneous celebrations broke out in the hours after the nation…

Wall Street Journal circulation tops 2.11 million

WASHINGTON — The Wall Street Journal is the top daily newspaper in the United States with average print and digital circulation of 2.11 million, according to figures released on Tuesday. The New York Times takes the Sunday honors with total average circulation of 1.33 million The Audit Bureau of Circulations…

U.S. TV ownership down for first time in 20 years

WASHINGTON — The number of US homes owning television sets is falling for the first time in two decades, the Nielsen Co. said on Tuesday. Nielsen estimated that 114.7 million US households, or 96.7 percent of US homes, will own television sets next year, down from the current 115.9 million,…

Koch brothers pick a fight with The New Yorker

Oil baron brothers David and Charles Koch aren’t the types to throw out old magazines, according to recent reports. The Koch brothers have taken up against the American Association of Magazine Editors, who recently nominated an anti-Koch New Yorker article for a National Magazine Award in reporting. Jane Mayer’s “Covert…

Scott Pelley to replace Katie Couric as CBS anchor

CBS has announced who will replace Katie Couric as anchor of “CBS Evening News” when Couric departs the program in June: Scott Pelley. Pelley, who has been a contributor to “60 Minutes” for the last 12 years, was immediately rumored to be a frontrunner for the anchor spot when Couric’s…

South Korea police probe Google over location data collection

SEOUL (Reuters) – Google Inc’s Seoul office was raided on Tuesday on suspicion its mobile advertising unit AdMob had illegally collected location data without consent, South Korean police said, the latest setback to the Internet search firm’s Korean operations. The probe into suspected collection of data on where a user is located without…

Hollywood considers turning bin Laden killing into film

LOS ANGELES — It is only a matter of time before Osama bin Laden’s killing by crack US forces is made into a Hollywood film — and one Oscar-winning director could be ahead of the game, reports said Monday. Kathryn Bigelow, who won an Academy Award for her 2008 film…

Oops! Fox News reports ‘Obama bin Laden dead’

In a rush to report the news Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed, a local affiliate of Fox News accidentally spelled the terrorist leader’s name as “Obama bin Laden.” FOX40 Sacramento said the misspelling occurred because the headline originally stated “President Obama to Make National Security Announcement”…

The 5 craziest conspiracy theories on bin Laden’s death

With word of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden’s death whipping up celebrations across America, another cross-section of people are doing their best to convince the public that it’s simply not true. While it is the case that the U.S. government has not yet released photos of bin Laden’s body —…

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