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Air France jet crashed nose-up after four-minute fight to stay aloft

PARIS (Reuters) – Pilots wrestled with the controls of an Air France airliner for more than four minutes before it plunged into the Atlantic with its nose up, killing all 228 people on board, French investigators said on Friday. The 2009 emergency began with a stall warning two and a…

’10-minute’ flash riot targets Seattle police over shooting

A group of about 30 “anarchists” dressed in black and wearing masks allegedly caused mayhem in Seattle Saturday night at the site of an unjustified police shooting. Police said the protesters attacked them with fireworks, flares and fire extinguishers. The riot, which was said to have lasted all of 10…

No ‘fooling’: RNC mailer solicited donations to phone sex hotline

This is not an April Fool’s joke. The Republican National Committee does not want you to give your credit card information to a phone sex hotline, even though they listed the number to one on a recent fundraising mailer. The RNC document, which was appears designed to mimic a census…

Best. Daily Show. Ever? Jon Stewart parodies Glenn Beck

Best. Daily Show. Ever? Jon Stewart opened his show Thursday night with a 15-minute parody of Fox News host Glenn Beck, lamenting what it means to be a progressive and capturing the exaggerated mannerisms of Beck to a ‘T,’ even donning the reading glasses that dangle down to the middle…

Charges of ballot tampering fly last minute in Massachusetts vote

The Coakley campaign claims that a “serious violation” has taken place in the Massachusetts election, calling into question the validity of the election results even before the tally is in. In a prepared statement, the campaign took issue with pre-marked ballots being given to voters, claiming that in five instances…

Scientists cautiously optimistic as Doomsday clock reset

NEW YORK — The minute hand of the Doomsday clock was moved back slightly Thursday, indicating the world has inched away from nuclear or environmental catastrophe, but stressing it was not out danger. “It is six minutes to midnight,” the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which created the Doomsday clock in…

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