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Family Radio chief Harold Camping silent as Rapture fails to occur

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With no sign his forecast of Judgment Day arriving on Saturday has come true, the 89-year-old California evangelical broadcaster and former civil engineer behind the pronouncement seemed to have gone silent. Family Radio, the Christian stations network headed by Harold Camping which had spread his message…

Maddow celebrates the Rapture with Last Word cocktail

Rachel Maddow paid tribute to the supposed biblical Judgement Day Friday night in typical fashion: with fancy cocktails. The MSNBC host concocted a “Last Word” cocktail in honor of “Last Word” host Lawrence O’Donnell and the Rapture both. She said that since both her family and her partner’s family have…

Maine state rep pulls gun on photographer

Maine state Rep. Frederick Ladd Wintle, a Republican from Garland, was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon Saturday after a run-in with a press photographer, the Portland Press Herald reported. Wintle was in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts in…

Herman Cain announces candidacy for 2012 GOP nomination

Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and Atlanta radio talk show host and syndicated columnist, officially announced his candidacy for the presidency Saturday. At Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park Saturday, Reuters reported he told supporters, “We are gonna take our country back.” The businessman has held executive positions at Coca…

Israel’s Netanyahu warns Obama: Do not chase Mideast peace ‘based on illusions’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Barack Obama against chasing what he called a Middle East peace “based on illusions” as he lectured the US president amid a widening rift in US-Israeli ties. In a dramatic Oval Office appearance, after 90 minutes of talks Friday, Prime Minister…

Libyan leaders: Obama is ‘delusional’

TRIPOLI (AFP) – NATO warplanes hit eight vessels of Moamer Kadhafi’s navy, the alliance said as US President Barack Obama answered constitutional questions regarding the length of the Libyan conflict. Also Friday, the United States said it delivered 120,000 Halal meals to Libyan rebels as part of US plans to…

ACLU: U.S. court may be concealing secret demands for WikiLeaks-related records

It became known last December that a Virginia grand jury investigating the whistleblower site WikiLeaks had issued subpoenas for the Twitter records of three supporters of the group, including a member of the Icelandic parliament. Now the ACLU believes it has evidence that four such demands were issued in secret…

California prison riot leaves two stabbed, many injured

LOS ANGELES — At least two inmates were stabbed Friday in a “large scale riot” at a maximum security prison in California, where gunfire was used to quell the unrest, authorities said. Around 150 inmates were involved in the disturbance that started mid-morning in the main exercise yard of the…

GOP presidential hopeful gets whacked in head by door

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who is considering whether to run for president, received 16 stitches to his forehead on Friday after he was accidentally hit by a door at a gym, officials said. The accident occurred at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis, according…

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