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San Francisco supervisors to vote on banning public nudity

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco lawmakers vote Tuesday on a proposal to outlaw most public nudity, despite protests in the famously free and easy West Coast city. The Board of Supervisors will vote on an ordinance proposed by Scott Wiener, whose Castro neighborhood is a gay haven known also for…

Oil prices climb $2 on escalating Israel-Gaza violence

NEW YORK — Oil prices leaped Monday as violence intensified in the Israel-Gaza conflict, sparking fresh concern about supplies from the crude-rich Middle East. The market also found support from prospects that top oil consumer the United States will avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases and spending…

Hezbollah leader vows support for Hamas despite Syria rift

BEIRUT — Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah pledged the Lebanese Shiite group’s support for the Hamas rulers of Gaza in the face of Israel’s air war Monday, insisting it was unaffected by differences over the conflict in Syria. “Some are saying that Israel is punishing Hamas for they think it abandoned…

Stocks soar on hopes of fiscal cliff deal

NEW YORK — US stocks surged Monday on upbeat housing data and hopes that politicians will find a way to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts in January. The jump was underpinned by Apple, the most valuable public company, which took a 7.2 percent…

Paula Broadwell ‘filled with guilt and shame’

WASHINGTON — Speaking through her brother, the ex-lover of fallen CIA chief David Petraeus has broken her silence on the affair that led to his downfall, saying she is “filled with guilt and shame.” Paula Broadwell and husband Scott were captured by television cameras returning to their North Carolina home…

Spain considers automatic residency to foreign home buyers

Spain may offer automatic residency to foreigners such as Chinese and Russians who buy homes in the country, aiming to help the ruined housing market, a government official said Monday. “We have proposed to the other ministries that for residents who acquire a home in Spain for more than 160,000…

Human rights group: ‘Killer robots’ should be banned

Autonomous drones that could attack without human intervention would make war easier and endanger civilians, says report The use of autonomous drones – “killer robots” that could fire weapons with no human control – must be prohibited by international treaty, human rights campaigners and lawyers have said. Weapons being developed…

Intel seeks new CEO as Otellini announces retirement

Computer chip giant Intel Corp. announced Monday that chief executive Paul Otellini would retire in May, and that a search for a new CEO was underway. “The board of directors will conduct the process to choose Otellini’s successor and will consider internal and external candidates for the job,” said a…

Australia’s coal and gas exports to surge

Australia’s coal and gas exports will surge as its resource sector booms, but it faces challenges such as labour shortages and infrastructure bottlenecks, the International Energy Agency said Monday. In a review of Australia’s energy policy, the IEA also welcomed the government’s carbon price mechanism to help combat climate change…

U.S. existing home sales jump as supply tightens

US existing home sales picked up in October despite the market in the northeast being shut down in the last days of the month by Hurricane Sandy, a realtors group said Monday. Existing home sales rose 2.1 percent over September, hitting an annual pace of 4.79 million units, pulled up…

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