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9/11 victim’s mother: News Corp. hacking claims are ‘disturbing’

Diane Horning, mother of 26-year-old 9/11 victim Matthew Horning, spoke to Current TV’s Keith Olbermann last night about her meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder on the investigation into whether employees of News Corporation hacked into the voicemails of 9/11 victims. “We asked for a timeline but [Holder] was not…

Anonymous claims to publish nude photos of BART spokesman

A member or members of the hacker activist group Anonymous published a series of photos allegedly showing the spokesman for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system with his genitals exposed, conveying a simple message in protest: “If you are going to be a dick to the public, then Im…

Fox News cuts off Rove after he calls Palin thin-skinned

A Fox News interview with Karl Rove ended abruptly Wednesday after the conservative analyst repeatedly suggested potential Republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin had a “thin skin.” Earlier this week, Palin had lashed out at Rove and other pundits for speculating that she may or may not run in 2012. “What…

Zookeepers: Animals sensed earthquake before it happened

Many animals at the National Zoo in Washington sensed the rare 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the US east coast before it struck and began to behave strangely, zoo officials said. The epicenter of the surprise quake was located in a small Virginia town 134 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of…

Ex-Cy Young winner Mike Flanagan found dead

Former pitcher Mike Flanagan, who won the Cy Young award with Baltimore in 1979, has been found dead at his home. He was 59. The left-handed American won 167 games over 18 seasons with the Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays. Flanagan’s body was found outside his home on Wednesday…

DOJ probes alleged News Corp. 9/11 victim hacking

US authorities have launched a probe into possible phone hacking of September 11, 2001 victims by News Corp. journalists, victims’ relatives have been told, according to a Justice Department official. During a 75-minute “initial” meeting with about 10 people whose relatives died during the terrorist attacks in New York, US…

Maddow: GOP defers to the tea party, the least liked group in America

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow questioned why the Republican Party had allowed the tea party movement to wield such great influence over its politics, citing a recent study that found the group was the least liked in America. Maddow’s guest, former White House communications director Nicole…

Penn. school uses sheep to cut lawns due to budget cuts

An imaginative school district in the borough of Carlisle, Pennsylvania has found an innovative way to save money after a $2 million reduction in state support. The Carlisle School District is using seven sheep belonging to the principal of Carlisle’s Wilson Middle School to cut their six-acre lawn. Having sheep…

Dick Morris: Ron Paul doesn’t want to face questions

Fox News commentator Dick Morris said Wednesday that Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) disliked having to answer questions, after Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Paul was “whining” about not receiving media attention, yet wouldn’t appear on the O’Reilly Factor. “He won’t face you because he doesn’t want to face questioning,”…

Top-selling scented laundry products release hazardous chemicals: study

Laundry vents emit hazardous air pollutants when people use popular fragranced laundry detergents and dryer sheets, according to research published in Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health. The research found more than 25 volatile organic compounds, including seven hazardous air pollutants, coming out of the vents when the top-selling products were…

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