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Egypt closes Gaza border crossing indefinitely

Egyptian authorities have closed the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip “indefinitely” for security reasons after a day of deadly violence nationwide,” a security official told AFP on Thursday. Hundreds of Palestinian travellers were left stranded on both sides of the crossing, the only gateway into the Hamas-ruled Palestinian…

Star Wars Episode 7 may see return of Emperor Palpatine

Evil emperor thought killed in Return of the Jedi due to reappear in forthcoming Star Wars sequel After the rumblings caused by lack of information at the recent D23 convention, Star Wars fans have seized on a new rumour over the reappearance of Emperor Palpatine in Disney’s forthcoming Episode 7,…

One in 10 Americans have taken drugs prescribed for others

By Lindsay Dunsmuir NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kurt is a 32-year-old IT systems administrator from Des Moines, Iowa. He has a colleague who had been prescribed “ridiculous amounts” of Vicodin for a chronic back problem. His colleague offered him some of the pills. Soon Kurt was taking them three to…

Florida resort hit by sinkhole invites guests to ‘come on down’

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – A Florida time-share resort where a sinkhole devoured a building Sunday night said that it is open for business and next week’s guests should “come on down.” Paul Caldwell, the general manager of Summer Bay Resorts, which is located 6 miles from Walt…

‘James Bond’ stuntman from London Olympics killed in Alps jump

LONDON (Reuters) – A stuntman who parachuted into the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics dressed as the fictional British spy James Bond alongside a double of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been killed in a wing-diving accident in the Swiss Alps. Mark Sutton, 42, a former Ghurkha Rifles officer,…

Oglala Sioux Tribe votes to end alcohol ban on Pine Ridge Reservation

(Reuters) – Oglala Sioux Tribe members have voted to end a widely ignored prohibition on alcohol at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest areas in the United States. Tribe members voted 1,871 to 1,679 to end prohibition on the expansive reservation, spokeswoman Toni Red…

Top U.S. nuclear weapons facility to be powered by the wind

File this one away under Poetic Justice: the largest ever federally owned wind power project just broke ground at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, which happens to be the nation’s #1 facility for maintaining its nuclear weapons arsenal. The project…  …

Confronted by father of sick child, Chris Christie says decision on including kids in state’s medical pot bill due Friday

SCOTCH PLAINS — Brian Wilson stood face to face today with Gov. Chris Christie, the man who he says has the power to save the life of his 2-year-old daughter. Wilson shook as he confronted the Republican governor with the question he and dozens of…  …

Study: Young companies destroy more jobs than they create – unless they’re tech companies

Hey, startup world, some cause for alarm: On the whole, young companies destroy more jobs than they create. That’s because so many of them fail. But there is some solace: Young tech companies create many more jobs…  …

Scientists investigate the fate of ‘Endurance’ –explorer Ernest Shackleton’s sunken ship

A team of scientists has found no evidence in the Antarctic’s oceans of the mollusks that feed on wood, suggesting that Ernest Shackleton’s almost 100-year-old ship might be intact.(AP Photo/Frank Hurley-Copyright Scott Polar Research Institute/Royal…  …

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