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Report: Facebook email switch changed address books

A story by CNET’s Violet Blue Saturday said Facebook’s move to change users’ e-mail addresses didn’t just affect their Facebook profiles – it affected their personal address books, as well. “Facebook users say contacts’ e-mail addresses on phones and personal devices have been altered without their consent,” Blue wrote. “Their…

Colorado resident films herself escaping wildfire

Authorities say some residents affected by Colorado’s worst wildfire in history will be able to return to their homes as early as Sunday morning, Reuters reports. About 35,000 people were forced to leave their homes by the Waldo Canyon Fire, which was 45 percent contained as of Saturday night. The…

Weekend storms leave at least 13 dead, 3 million without power

The death toll arising from vicious storms that lashed the eastern US climbed to double digits Saturday as millions of people were left without power in sweltering conditions. With temperatures expected to reach triple figures in Washington DC and surrounding areas on Saturday, about 3.4 million people remained without electricity…

Monsignor’s lawyers will push for his release as part of appeal

A Catholic church official who become the first in the US to be found guilty of covering up clerical child sex abuse will seek release from prison while he appeals the conviction, his lawyers said Saturday. Just over a week ago, a jury in Philadelphia found Monsignor William Lynn guilty…

Governors: No Obamacare for Florida and Louisiana

In separate interviews, the governors of Florida and Louisiana said they would defy this week’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. “We’re not going to implement Obamacare in Florida,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said Friday, according to The Tampa Bay Times. “We’re not going to expand Medicaid because…

E-mails reveal Penn State complicity in Sandusky cover-up

A former president of Penn State University failed to report allegations of child sex abuse against Jerry Sandusky despite knowing inaction could leave the college “vulnerable”, according to emails seen by several news organisations. Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Penn State, is currently awaiting sentencing after being found…

NH Tea Party leader wishes ‘colon cancer’ on Supreme Court justices

A New Hampshire Tea Party head has said that he hopes the majority justices in the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act get “get colon cancer,” according to the Merrimack Patch. Mike Malzone, founder of the Merrimack, New Hampshire Tea Party joined the ranks of conservatives who are…

After SB1070 ruling, undocumented Americans say ‘No more Arizonas!’

With the US supreme court upholding SB1070′s notorious racial-profiling measure, the immigration reform movement goes local This week, while some pro-migrant supporters embraced the SB1070 supreme court ruling like a sports victory (three provisions struck down, one to go!), others in Phoenix, Arizona, who were angered that the court upheld…

Health care industry relieved by Supreme Court ruling on ACA?

The US health care industry breathed a cautious sigh of relief Friday after the Supreme Court’s surprise decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s sweeping reforms, even as politicians kept their swords drawn over the law. After three years preparing billions of dollars of investment to implement Obama’s Affordable Care Act…

Obama urges support for firefighters in Colorado

US President Barack Obama urged Americans Saturday to support firefighters battling blazes in the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado that have killed at least two people and left hundreds homeless. “It’s important that we remember what they do each and every single day, and that we continue to provide support…

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