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Hackers crack PBS content system, publish report claiming Tupac is ‘still alive’

U.S. public broadcaster PBS was attacked Sunday night by hackers who broke into their website’s content management system and published a fake report claiming that slain rapper Tupac was alive and well in New Zealand. The hackers who claimed responsibility called their group “The Lulz Boat.” In a message published…

College student at center of Rep. Anthony Weiner Twitter photo scandal issues statement

Gennette Nicole Cordova, the Washington state college student at the center of the scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and a lewd photo tweeted from his (allegedly hacked) Twitter account, has issued a statement. “I am a 21-year-old college student from Seattle,” part of her statement reads. “I have never…

Surprise GOP 2012 poll winner: Rudy Guiliani

BOSTON (Reuters) – Rudy Giuliani came out on top of a new survey of the 2012 Republican presidential primary field, even though the former New York Mayor has not so far jumped into the race. Many Republican voters quizzed in the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released on Friday said they…

Former Texas governor Bill Clements dies

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Former Texas Governor Bill Clements, who was the state’s first Republican governor since Reconstruction when he took office in 1979, has died at the age of 94. Clements, who served two terms as governor, from 1979 to 1983 and from 1987 to 1991, was remembered by…

South Dakota calls for bulldozers to fight flood

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – South Dakota appealed for bulldozers and operators and called up 200 more National Guard troops on Sunday in a race to finish levees before heavy Missouri River flows reach the capital, officials said. The U.S. government plans to step up releases from several dams along the Missouri…

IMF ex-chief Strauss-Kahn had separate ethics rules

When International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested after being accused of attempting to rape a hotel maid in New York City, onlookers wondered whether the IMF would sanction him for abusing his position (Strauss-Kahn reportedly yelled “don’t you know who I am?” while attacking the maid). Strauss-Kahn resigned,…

Sarah Palin gets mixed welcome at Rolling Thunder Memorial Day rally

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continues fueling the will-she-won’t-she speculation about her plans for 2012 and whether she will pursue the GOP nomination for the presidency. Sunday, she arrived at the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day weekend motorcycle rally for veterans in Arlington, VA to a mixed welcome. Palin rode into…

‘Political correctness won’t save any lives’: GOP congressman on TSA pat-downs

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) appeared on Fox News Sunday to talk about the controversial Transportation Security Administration security pat-downs at airports. He claimed to see an elderly woman and a baby receive pat-downs, then a man in “Arabian attire,” he said, passed through without incident. He is now demanding that…

Obama: Joplin tornado ‘a national tragedy’

JOPLIN, Missouri (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Sunday called last week’s tornado that claimed scores of lives here “a national tragedy,” ahead of a memorial service for the dead. “This is not just your tragedy. It is a national tragedy and there will be a national response,” Obama said…

Wisconsin man charged with attempt to kill Planned Parenthood doctor

The Dane County Circuit Court charged a man with attempted first-degree intentional homicide on Friday after he allegedly told police officers he planned to kill abortion providers in Wisconsin. Sixty-three year old Ralph W. Lang allegedly planned to shoot an abortion provider at a Planned Parenthood in Madison and then…

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