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Europe rights court approves Muslim cleric Abu Hamza extradition to U.S.

Britain vowed to hand over radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza to the United States on terrorism charges as soon as possible after the European Court of Human Rights rejected his final appeal. The court upheld an April 10 ruling against the hook-handed terror suspect and four others which had approved…

Foxconn iPhone factory reopens after brawl: Manager

A Foxconn factory making the iPhone 5 in northern China reopened on Tuesday, a manager said, a day after it shut down following a huge workers’ brawl that took 5,000 police several hours to quell. Foxconn – the world’s largest maker of computer components – assembles products for Apple, Sony…

Obama: Benghazi attack more than a ‘mob’ action

NEW YORK — US President Barack Obama said Monday that the attack on the US consulate in Libya’s Benghazi was clearly more than a “mob action,” amid lingering dispute about the nature of the assault. Obama also said in an appearance on the ABC talk show “The View” that the…

MySpace gives peek at website redesign

SAN FRANCISCO — Myspace provided a glimpse at a major overhaul of the music-centric online community striving to reclaim lost glory. A message atop the myspace.com home page promised: “Coming soon. The new Myspace,” and provided a link to video showing a redesigned user interface that deeply integrates Facebook and…

Mexican gangs control majority of prisons: ombudsman

MEXICO CITY — Mexican gangs control 60 percent of the country’s prisons, where they hold cell keys, punish inmates and charge for protection, a human rights report said in the wake of a mass escape. The government’s National Human Rights Commission issued the report after visiting around 100 state prisons…

Romney-backer Sheldon Adelson accused of commandeering Israel’s media market

GOP backer Adelson accused of commandeering Israel's media market Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson grabbed the spotlight in the US earlier this year for making multi-million dollar campaign contributions to Republican presidential candidates on the bet that their policies would better jibe with those of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than with…

Court decision produces twist in Wisconsin union fight

Court decision produces twist in Wisconsin union fight In Wisconsin, the tug of war over unions shows no signs of letting up. Following the ruling earlier this month that struck down parts of the state’s stringent collective-bargaining law, public-sector unions are now pressing for a quick return to the negotiating…

10 million Hispanics could be affected by state voter ID laws, study says

State ID laws: 10 million Hispanic voters could be affected, study says New restrictive voting laws in 23 states could make it more difficult for a significant number of Latino voters to cast ballots in the November presidential election, according to a new study released on Monday. Voter ID laws,…

Goebbels love letters and fiction go to auction

NEW YORK — Poems, love letters and works of fiction written by Joseph Goebbels before he became Adolf Hitler’s propaganda chief went on sale this week near New York. Alexander Historical Auctions described the archive of Goebbels’ pre-war literary efforts as “the most important cache of World War II autographs…

Libyan president vows his country will not be a burden

NEW YORK — New Libyan President Mohamed al-Megaryef on Monday vowed his country would not be a burden to the international community as he held his first face-to-face talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After voicing his condolences again for a militant attack on the US mission in…

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