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Did hackers deface Fox News building in NYC?

In a video published to YouTube, a hacker appears to have changed the text scrolling along the side of the News Corporation building in New York City. “I accessed the Fox ticker basically to get your attention,” YouTube user hiropro999 wrote. “Also because Fox deserves it: they’re the 24/7 mouthpiece…

Sarah Palin: Bus tour is ‘not about me’

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin sat down with Fox News colleague (Palin has a contributor contract with the channel) Greta van Sustren for an interview that will air in full Tuesday night. In an excerpt posted to Fox News’ site, Palin spoke to van Sustren about her “One Nation” bus…

Missouri twister: 29 still missing, ‘miracle needed’

JOPLIN, Missouri (AFP) – The number of people still missing from a killer tornado has dropped to 29, but officials said finding any of them alive eight days after the twister struck would require “a miracle.” The massive May 22 tornado killed 142 people in Joplin, Missouri, in what was…

US ‘to view major cyber attacks as acts of war’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Pentagon has adopted a new strategy that will classify major cyber attacks as acts of war, paving the way for possible military retaliation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said the Pentagon plans to unveil its first-ever strategy regarding cyber warfare next month,…

Bachmann: Palin a friend, not a competitor

Potential Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Tuesday that the GOP race was big enough for both her Fox News employee Sarah Palin. “Let me ask you about Sarah Palin,” Stephanopoulos said. “She’s being much more coy than you are about this campaign. And I know…

Former Egypt bank head charged with sex assault on NYC hotel maid

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Egyptian businessman and one-time head of a major Egyptian bank has been charged with sexually assaulting a hotel maid at a luxury New York City hotel, police said. The arrest Monday of Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar came two weeks after former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique…

Palin no-show disappoints hundreds of fans in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Sarah Palin has found a new way to keep her political faithful guessing. Palin was a no-show for several hundred supporters, celebrity-watchers and media who turned out in hopes of seeing her at the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg on Monday. She and her entourage arrived…

Robert Gates travels to Asia with message of continuity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates heads to Asia for a final time as Pentagon chief on Tuesday, looking to reassure allies the United States is committed to regional security despite tightening defense budgets and his own imminent departure. Gates, who leaves office at the end of June, will…

Partisan divide remains in support for health care reform law

Voters in the United States remain divided along party lines over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010. The latest telephone survey by the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports found that at least 51 percent of likely voters somewhat favored repeal of the…

‘Miracle’ needed for 29 still missing after Missouri tornado

JOPLIN, Missouri — The number of people still missing from a killer tornado here dropped Monday to 29, but officials said finding any of them alive eight days after the twister struck would require “a miracle.” The massive May 22 tornado killed 142 people in Joplin, Missouri, in what was…

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