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Deal reached to put FAA workers back on the job

A dispute over labor standards at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that left thousands of government workers temporarily laid off or furloughed while Congress went on recess was put aside Thursday after President Barack Obama called House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to negotiate for the agency’s funding. “This agreement does…

Fox News turns ire on ‘Spongebob’ global warming episode

When Fox News producers aren’t coming up with simple-minded metaphors to “debunk” the scientific consensus on climate change, they’re apparently turning their outrage machine onto a children’s show for refusing to be “fair and balanced” like them. In a bizarre string of on-air attacks, Fox News hosts seem to be…

Eating healthy food costs more money in U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Eating healthier food can add almost 10 percent to the average American’s food bill — and that is just to boost a single nutrient like potassium. Researchers from the University of Washington looked at the economic impact of following new U.S. dietary guidelines, which recommend eating more…

Obama urges Geithner to stay as Treasury chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has asked Timothy Geithner to stay on as Treasury Secretary and a decision is expected soon, officials said on Thursday. Geithner had indicated he might decide to leave once a decision to raise the U.S. debt limit was raised, which happened this week after…

Virginia Tech lockdown as possible gunman hunted

Virginia Tech university, scene of the worst school shooting in US history, was on lockdown Thursday after a man possibly carrying a handgun was spotted on the campus. So far, police have not found anyone matching the description given by three youths, who were attending a camp at the university…

Judge allows Rumsfeld torture suit to proceed

A lawsuit against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, filed by an unnamed U.S. contractor who claims he was tortured by the military, will proceed to trial. The decision made this week by U.S. District Judge James Gwin is especially important to civil liberties advocates, who’ve seen a number of…

Olbermann: ‘Rupert Murdoch has a drone!’

On last night’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, a new twist to the News Corporation investigations emerged: the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating Rupert Murdoch’s iPad newspaper “The Daily” for piloting a drone aircraft in the U.S. without a license. “Rupert Murdoch has a drone!” Olbermann exclaimed, openly wondering what…

DHS calls Anonymous hackers untalented ‘script kiddies,’ warns of future attacks

A Department of Homeland Security threat assessment released publicly this week labels hackers with the online protest group “Anonymous” as possessing only “rudimentary” hacking skills, calling them “script kiddies” who use exploits created by others to break into secured systems. However, the department warns that a more talented faction of…

Fox News hosts admit they ‘pulled punches’ with Sarah Palin

The fact that Fox News hosts go easy on Sarah Palin is probably not a surprise. But no one expected them to actually admit it. Two hosts on the new Fox News show The Five said Wednesday that they had “pulled punches” when reporting on Palin. “The only problem with…

Huntsman plays Charlie Brown theme song

Little-known Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman rocked out to the Charlie Brown theme song at a campaign stop in New Hampshire Wednesday. Huntsman initially declined to take over the keyboard during his visit to a Manchester music store, but after hearing him play some might question if he’s actually a…

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