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Samsung plans no settlement with Apple: executive

A top Samsung executive said that the South Korean electronics giant had no plans to follow Taiwanese firm HTC in seeking a settlement over its patent disputes with arch-rival Apple. Samsung and Apple are currently embroiled in patent lawsuits in 10 nations including the United States and Germany, accusing each…

Sen. Levin: ‘Astounding’ number of emails in General Allen probe

WASHINGTON — The volume of emails uncovered between a top US general and the woman who triggered a probe that ended the career of CIA director David Petraeus is “astounding,” a top senator said Tuesday. “The number of emails between the two was sort of an astounding number of emails,…

Judge nixes ‘possum drop’ New Year’s party in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A popular New Year’s celebration that draws thousands of tourists to the tiny North Carolina town of Brasstown for a party that ends in a “possum drop” may no longer be held there, a judge ruled. The 18-year tradition in the town of 240 consisted of lowering the…

Want to build your dream home next door to Obama?

CHICAGO — Have you got a cool million or two and a burning desire to live next door to President Barack Obama? You may be in luck. The empty lot next to Obama’s Chicago home is for sale. “We reached out to the Obamas through his curator and the Secret…

In deadly Sandy’s wake, rain in Haiti adds insult to injury

CAP HAITIEN, Haiti — Two weeks after deadly Hurricane Sandy socked Haiti, Yves Bien-Aime, a tailor, is still trying to salvage something from his shop. But it is now buried deeper under thick layers of mud let loose by a new barrage of rainstorms that hit a city already mired…

A Who’s Who of the U.S. military sex scandal

WASHINGTON — The sex scandal that downed CIA chief David Petraeus has ensnared another top US general and is becoming ever more complex as it reverberates around the corridors of power in Washington. Here is a look at the main characters and the tangled web of intrigue that links them:…

Sky-gazers in Australia in awe of total eclipse

PALM COVE, Australia — Sky-gazers in northern Australia donned protective glasses as the clouds parted Wednesday to allow them to witness one of nature’s greatest phenomena — a total eclipse of the sun. All eyes and cameras turned to the heavens over tropical north Queensland as the moon began moving…

Nigerian lawmakers move ahead on anti-gay bill

ABUJA — Nigerian lawmakers moved a step closer Tuesday to approving a bill that would harshly crack down on gay rights, including banning same-sex marriage and public displays of affection between homosexual couples. The bill which has already been approved by the Senate passed a second reading in the House…

Speculation swirls over Obama’s new cabinet

WASHINGTON — A week after winning reelection President Barack Obama has yet to reveal his new White House dream team amid fierce jostling for coveted posts key to shaping America’s foreign and defense policy. Speculation is heating up in Washington corridors about who will be crowned the new secretaries of…

New Jersey ends gasoline rationing

NEW YORK — Rationing ended Tuesday for New Jersey drivers seeking to buy gasoline, as shortages caused by superstorm Sandy finally receded. Governor Chris Christie imposed restrictions in 12 counties to try to reduce long lines at gas stations. Cars with odd-numbered license plates were allowed to fill up on…

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