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Hitachi to buy British nuclear power venture for $628 million

Japanese engineering giant Hitachi is set to buy Horizon, a joint venture planning to build nuclear reactors in Britain, in a deal valued at 50 billion yen ($628 million), reports said Saturday. The Japanese firm has nearly finalised an agreement with the firm’s German owners, RWE and E.ON, the Asahi…

Ann Coulter defends ‘retard’ comment, downplays Roe v. Wade on Piers Morgan

Ann Coulter appeared on Piers Morgan on October 26 and discussed, much to her apparent chagrin, a tweet she sent out after the third presidential debate which called the president a “retard.” She said she used the word “because it’s a synonym for loser.” When Morgan tried to argue that…

Fish and vegetables grow without soil on Gaza rooftops

Abu Ahmed looks out over a sea of grey, empty Gaza rooftops, and smiles as he looks back at the lush greenery sprouting in tubs and pipes on top of his apartment building. He is part of a United Nations agency project to introduce cutting-edge urban agriculture to Gaza City,…

Company linked to deadly meningitis ignored warnings, says FDA

Discolored residue on sterilization equipment, levels of mold and bacteria exceeding company limits, and an air conditioner that turned off during the night — despite the importance of temperature regulation — were all found during a federal inspection of the company linked to a lethal meningitis outbreak that has killed…

Women smokers who quit by 40 regain 9 otherwise lost years

Women can add nine years to their lives by quitting smoking before the age of 40 but still face a 20-percent higher death rate than those who never smoked, a study said Saturday. Published in The Lancet, a survey of nearly 1.2 million women in Britain showed that smoking throughout…

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,…

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