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Diners who use big forks eat less: study

WASHINGTON — Researchers have found a new way to control the amount we eat: use a bigger fork. While numerous studies have focused on portion sizes and their influence on how much we eat, researchers Arul and Himanshu Mishra and Tamara Masters looked at how bite sizes affect quantities ingested.…

‘Anonymous’ members protest Bohemian Grove retreat a day early

Members of the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” showed up on the wrong day to protest the annual Bohemian Grove retreat in Monte Rio, California, according to The Daily. The Press Democrat reported that around 45 people gathered outside the front gate of the 2,700-acre campground on Wednesday, arriving early in the…

Confirmed: FBI probing News Corp. allegations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a probe into allegations that employees of News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, attempted to bribe police and hack the voicemails of American citizens killed on Sept. 11, 2001, according to a senior law enforcement…

Manning claimed to have ‘source’ in Obama’s administration, chat logs reveal

Update: A response from Wired editor Kevin Poulsen has been included at the end of this report. Internet communications between the U.S. Army private who is accused of leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks and the ex-hacker who turned him in have finally been released in full. The comlete conversations between…

Judge declares mistrial in Clemens perjury case

The American judge in former baseball star Roger Clemens’ perjury trial has declared a mistrial after ruling that prosecutors violated his orders regarding the handling of evidence. US District Judge Reggie Walton said he made the decision because Clemens could not be assured a fair trial when prosecutors went against his orders and…

Moody’s puts U.S. ratings on review for downgrade

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States may lose its top-notch credit rating in the next few weeks if lawmakers fail to increase the country’s legal borrowing limit and the government misses debt payments, Moody’s Investors Service warned on Wednesday. Moody’s is the first of the big-three credit rating agencies to place the…

Fox News host forgets 9/11 happened under Bush

Eric Bolling, a talk show host on the conservative Fox News Channel, wrongly claimed Wednesday that there were no domestic terrorist attacks during the Bush administration, apparently forgetting that the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history occurred on the former president’s watch. President George W. Bush’s former spokeswoman, Dana…

Reid: ‘Childish’ Cantor shouldn’t be in debt negotiations

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Thursday that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has proven that he doesn’t deserve to be participating in debt ceiling negotiations. “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has shown he shouldn’t be at the table and Republicans agree he shouldn’t be at the table,”…

Poll: Americans blame Bush for bad economy by wide margin

By a wide margin, more Americans blame former President George W. Bush for the national economic outlook than they do President Barack Obama, according to a new poll. Numbers out of Quinnipiac University Thursday morning indicated that 54 percent of Americans say Bush is to blame for exploding the federal…

Hartmann, Grayson puzzle over McConnell’s hatred of elections

Why did Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) declare this week that the U.S. Constitution must be amended because elections have not worked to produce the Republican party’s desired results? Progressive talk host Thom Hartmann was joined last night by former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson to discuss.…

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