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Murdoch: News Corp. handled crisis ‘extremely well’

WASHINGTON — News Corp. chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch said in an interview published Thursday that his company has handled the phone-hacking crisis in Britain “extremely well” and will recover. In an interview with the News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal, Murdoch also said he would set up an independent…

Ohio serial killer heard ‘bad’ voices

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio jurors Thursday got a glimpse into the mind of a man accused of killing 11 women and storing their decomposing bodies for two years, watching a video of his police interrogation. Anthony Sowell, 51, has been little heard from during three weeks of gruesome testimony including…

Google+ social network membership tops 10 million

SAN FRANCISCO — Google chief Larry Page said Thursday that the Internet giant’s freshly launched Google+ social network already has more than 10 million members. “Over 10 million people have joined Google-Plus,” Page said during a quarterly earnings conference call. “That is a great achievement for the team.” He added…

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…

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