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Indiana man tattoos Romney logo on his face

Pro wrestler Eric Hartsburg auctioned off a part of his face on eBay to the second highest bidder. The prize? A tattoo of the Romney/Ryan logo. Hartsburg told ABC News, “I am a registered Republican and a Romney supporter. I didn’t mind getting this tattoo because it is something that…

Anti-technology Slow Food movement seeks to resolve conflicts through traditional foods

In a world dogged by conflicts and wars, the key to peace and reconciliation lies in food, say chefs, small-scale producers and Slow Food campaigners at the world’s biggest food fair in Turin. Among the thousands of stalls which line the fair with spices, fruits, wines and delicacies from 100…

Switzerland freezes more assets of Syrians with connections to Assad

Switzerland on Friday adopted new sanctions against Syria, falling into line with decisions taken by the European Union, a statement from the economy ministry in Bern said. It also took action against two men suspected of links with Al-Qaeda and the taliban. Switzerland, which is not part of the EU,…

Sen. Reid released from hospital hours after crash

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was released from the hospital just a few hours after a car crash this afternoon left him with rib and hip contusions, reported the Associated Press. He was able to walk into the hospital himself and was taken by his security staff as a…

Disney’s blonde ‘Latina princess’ draws fire from Latino activists

Once upon a time a major US animation studio crowned a character who was billed its first Latina princess. Then out came the big bad critics, and Disney ran away. Some fans were pleased that “Sofia the First” could have a Latina lead — after all, the European, African American,…

French chocolatier creates a dress that’s good enough to eat

“You can eat all of it, except for the plastic and the fabric,” said chocolatier Frédéric Cassel. “You can lick it, you can eat all the drops here, the flowers. So there’s a lot you can eat.” Cassel and his team create a chocolate dress each year for a show.…

Citi fined $2 million after leaking confidential information on Facebook’s IPO

US banking giant Citigroup paid a $2 million fine to a state regulator and fired a junior analyst over a probe into leaks of confidential information on Facebook’s public offering, officials said Friday. A senior tech analyst also left Citi Friday, the banking group confirmed, after the Massachusetts investigation uncovered…

Forecasters warn that ‘Frankenstorm Sandy’ could prove more deady than 2011′s Irene

Forecasters warned Friday that the impact of a so-called “Frankenstorm” generated by Hurricane Sandy could exceed that of Irene, which killed 47 people on the US eastern seaboard in 2011. Sandy is moving northwards from the Bahamas parallel to the US coast, but weather models predict that on Tuesday it…

Gay Jamaican beaten by police sues home country

Gareth Henry hit the international headlines in his native Jamaica four years ago when he was beaten by policemen in front of a mob of 200 people who cornered him in a Kingston pharmacy. A year later, in 2008, the head of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals and…

Study of charter schools supported by Romney, Obama shows mixed results

The teacher’s command of his class is total. “Which one is the whole number?” he asks crisply. “Is it seven over three, or is it four?” He zeroes in on a child who gives the right answer, then the next task: “Seven over three divided by four over one? Hands,…

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