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Kenya army apologises for ‘misleading’ stoning tweet

NAIROBI — A Kenyan military spokesman apologised Thursday for a “misleading tweet” he posted the previous day linking to pictures of a man being stoned to death by Somali Islamists. Kenya in mid-October rolled tanks into Somalia, in order, it said, to fight the Shebab Islamists it blames for a…

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against anti-abortion protester

A federal judge this week refused to dismiss charges against an anti-abortion activist who allegedly tried to prevent a woman from entering a Planned Parenthood facility. Richard Retta was charged earlier this year with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act at a clinic near Washington D.C.…

Tourette’s symptoms seen in 12 girls from same school district

Administrators in the Leroy Central School District on Wednesday said that 12 female high school students were being treated for symptoms resembling Tourette’s Syndrome. Superintendent Kim Cox had revealed in November that the district was working with parents, medical professionals and the New York State Health Department to determine the…

Survey finds business ethics worst when market climbs

A business ethics survey published this week reveals a startling trend: workers and management report more unethical behavior when the market climbs, and less as times get tough. And perhaps more startling yet, the number of respondents who reported witnessing illegal corporate political donations has risen by 400 percent since…

Tea party leader gets $250 fine after handgun arrest

The 49-year-old co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots got off with a slap on the wrist on Thursday after he was recently arrested for illegally possessing a handgun at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Mark Meckler, who was facing 15 years in prison, plead guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined…

Romney: ‘Anytime a job is lost, it’s a tragedy’

Speaking to reporters at Cherokee Trikes & More in Greer, South Carolina Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissed criticism over his lack of transparency about the number of jobs that were created while he worked at Bain Capital. “Staples, Bright Horizons Children’s Centers, the Sports Authority, Steel Dynamics —…

Tiny Texas bottler bullied out of ‘Dublin Dr. Pepper’ business

The famous “Dublin Dr. Pepper” soft drink is going away — and with it, potentially a town’s whole economy Made with pure cane sugar instead of corn syrup or beet sugar, Dublin Dr. Pepper has a devoted following around the southern state and around the nation. This week, however, the…

As Romney rises, Tea Party focuses on Senate races

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As Mitt Romney inches toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, many conservative activists are increasingly focused on a different political prize for 2012: the Senate. Republicans, who currently have 47 of the 100 Senate seats, are seen as having a good shot of winning control of the…

Romney lacks clear remedy for U.S. economy: analysis

(Reuters) – Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, is promising Americans deep spending cuts, smaller government, trade penalties on China, a new Federal Reserve chairman and sweeping deregulation. The bold economic strategy Romney has sketched out in his White House bid seems designed to appeal to…

‘Murder’ knocked off list of top U.S. killers: CDC

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A respiratory illness that strikes the elderly knocked homicide off the list of the top killers in the United States for the first time in 45 years in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. In its annual report on U.S. mortality, the…

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