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Hacking incidents ignite fears over China

A series of brazen cyberattacks on America’s most high-profile media outlets has revived concerns over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are likely linked to the secretive Beijing government. The attacks, part of a string of incidents traced back to Chinese servers associated with previous intrusions, underscore an urgent need for…

Iran unveils futuristic-looking warplane

Iran on Saturday unveiled a fighter jet it said was designed and built domestically, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touting it as “one of the most advanced” aircraft in the world. State television footage showed the grey, futuristic-looking aircraft, code-named Qaher (Conqueror) F-313, displayed in a hangar. The warplane “is among…

Retired LA Cardinal Roger Mahony claims he didn’t know how to deal with sex abuse claims

A US Catholic cardinal stripped of his duties said Friday he didn’t know how to handle sex abuse claims, as he had not learned about it at college—drawing withering criticism from victims. Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote on his blog that he was not taught about child sexual…

Maher: ‘Con men’ like Beck and Limbaugh ‘don’t care about winning elections,’ just making money

Maher discussed Sarah Palin’s parting with Fox News during his New Rule segment on Friday. “New rule: liberals have to stop gloating about Sarah Palin getting dumped by Fox News, even though it happened less than a day after Bobby Jindal told his fellow Republicans to ‘stop being the stupid…

Maher: ‘Obama’s cooties are so bad’ that ‘even when you’re a Republican’ the GOP hates you

On Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, the host expressed his frustration with the GOP in the past few days. “I thought after the election, they’d get more reasonable,” Maher began after stating that Republicans had “disappointed him” this week. But after “browbeating” Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, Maher said…

Panetta: US needs to keep up drone war

The United States will have to keep up an open-ended drone war against Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan and elsewhere to prevent another terror attack on America, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. The assassination of Al-Qaeda figures in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia with unmanned, robotic aircraft has provoked widespread criticism from…

Four arrested during protest of nudity ban in San Francisco

Four people were arrest during a protest of San Francisco’s nudity ban, which was passed late last year and went into effect on Feb. 1, reported the Associated Press. “No matter what, we’re going to continue practicing body freedom, we’re not going to go away,” protestor Gypsy Taub told the…

Radio host: Women on birth control pill have wombs ‘embedded’ with ‘little tiny fetuses’

Conservative radio host Kevin Swanson claimed Friday that “certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery” found “little tiny fetuses” were “embedded” into the wombs of women on birth control pills, according to Right Wing Watch. But his guest —…

Missing Irish millionaire found after eight months with ‘thief’ reportedly carved in forehead

Tycoon found wandering dazed in road in County Leitrim, claiming to have been thrown out of van by kidnappers The dishevelled and emaciated figure standing in the middle of the road did not look like a millionaire. Barefoot, with long hair and an unkempt beard, the man looked more like…

Twitter: Hackers may have had access to ‘limited information’ for 250,000 users

Twitter acknowledged on Friday that hackers may have had access to user information for a quarter of a million people. “We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. However, our investigation has thus far indicated that the attackers may have had access…

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