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Kenneth Cole, fashion designer, dressed down for Egypt tweet

SAN FRANCISCO — Fashion designer Kenneth Cole got a harsh dressing down on Thursday after posting a Twitter message that played on the turmoil in Egypt to promote his latest fashion line. By midday Cole had removed the comment, which bore a “#Cairo” hashtag used to mark messages related to…

Facebook hacker stands Sarkozy down from election

A hacker took over French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Facebook account and posted a fake announcement that he was abandoning plans to run for re-election, his page said Monday. “Dear compatriots, given the exceptional circumstances our country is experiencing, I have decided in my spirit and conscience not to run for…

NKorea’s New Year’s welcome: War would bring ‘nuclear holocaust’

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea welcomed the new year Saturday with a call for better ties with rival South Korea, warning that war “will bring nothing but a nuclear holocaust.” Despite calls in its annual New Year’s message for a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons, the communist North,…

Man strips at Va. airport checkpoint in protest

Man strips to his underwear at Va. airport checkpoint; message on chest protests searches Police say a man stripped to his underwear at a Virginia airport checkpoint in a protest against security procedures. Airport police said the man took off his shirt and pants at Richmond International Airport on Thursday.…

Hugh Hefner proposes to another Playboy Playmate

LOS ANGELES – In a Christmas message on Twitter, 84-year-old Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner said Sunday he had proposed to girlfriend Crystal Harris, a former Playmate of the Month 60 years his junior. “When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in…

Obama touts ‘meaningful’ change in American life

HONOLULU, Hawaii — US President Barack Obama told supporters as he began his Christmas vacation in Hawaii Thursday that they had helped him forge “real and meaningful” change in the lives of Americans. Obama, who left Washington for his native state late Wednesday, directed supporters to a website, offering a…

Apple attacks WikiLeaks, yanks iPhone app from app store

Update: Raw Story confirms that the WikiLeaks app is still available on the Android Marketplace Only a few days after its release, the unofficial WikiLeaks iPhone application has been removed from Apple’s App Store. For $1.99, the app offered access to documents on the WikiLeaks website and the @wikileaks twitter…

Pope calls Christians the most persecuted

Pope laments religious persecution as threat to world peace, says Christians suffer most Pope Benedict XVI singled out Christians as the religious group that suffers from the most persecution on Thursday, denouncing lack of freedom of worship as an “intolerable” threat to world security. The message reflected a pressing concern…

After goodbye message, Elizabeth Edwards succumbs to cancer

Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with breast cancer. She was 61. The New York Times reports she died at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. “Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence but she remains…

Bill Maher compares Glenn Beck to ‘Scientology’ founder

Comedian Bill Maher likened conservative media personality Glenn Beck to the founder of the Church of Scientology Sunday. “I think he’s doing what some people before him have done, like — L Ron Hubbard was a novelist and decided, ‘You know what? It’s a much easier gig to be a…

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