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Anonymous warns against planned cyber attack on New York Stock Exchange

Websites and Twitter accounts associated with the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” have warned that a planned cyber attack on New York Stock Exchange would be ineffective, hurt the image of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and likely result in arrests. An “Anonymous” YouTube video began circulating on the Internet Monday that…

Oklahoma oil rig bursts into flames

An oil rig in Northwestern Oklahoma exploded late Monday night and several homes within a mile radius were evacuated. “It was a routine drilling operation and for some reason, that’s under investigation, they lost control of the well,” Rick Muncrief of Continental Resources told a local news station. No injuries…

Judge awards $4.6 million payout for botched circumcision

LOS ANGELES — A US judge on Monday approved a $4.6 million compensation payment for a boy who had the end of his penis removed in a botched circumcision shortly after birth. The boy, who is now eight, underwent the operation when he was week-old baby in January 2003 at…

Karzai orders probe into NATO civilian killings

KHOST, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday ordered an investigation into provincial government claims that a NATO raid killed six civilians in the restive east. Government officials said the six, including an 11-year-old girl, died during a military operation targeting the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network. NATO said its troops…

Spanish surgeons perform first double leg transplant

Spanish surgeons on Monday carried out the world’s first-ever double leg transplant, authorities in the eastern city of Valencia said. The operation lasted all night and was completed on Monday morning in the city’s La Fe hospital, the regional health authority said in a statement. “It is the first time…

Spanish surgeons perform first double leg transplant

MADRID — Spanish surgeons Monday performed the world’s first double-leg transplant on a man whose legs were amputated above the knee after an accident, officials said. Surgeons operated through the night on the man, who had faced life in a wheelchair because prosthetic limbs were unsuitable, said the health authority…

Police suspect a Murdoch executive deleted ‘millions of emails’

London police are investigating the possibility that an executive working for Rupert Murdoch’s News International deleted “millions of emails” in an attempt to thwart a phone hacking probe, reports said Friday. On two separate occasions, a senior executive is thought to have erased “massive quantities” of messages, according to The…

Mexican lawmakers want to extradite U.S. officials over ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ scandal

Mexican lawmakers said Tuesday they want the U.S. officials who authorized a botched campaign to dismantle illicit firearms trafficking routes to face trial in Mexico. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) “Operation Fast and Furious” sold thousands of assault rifles and revolvers to traffickers suspected of being…

Hugo Chavez admits to having cancer surgery in Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez admitted to having undergone an operation that removed a cancerous tumor, in his first televised address since he was rushed to hospital in Cuba on June 10. “Studies confirmed the existence of a tumor with cancerous cells,” Chavez admitted in an emotional late night address broadcast…

Synagogue bomb plotters get 25 years in prison

NEW YORK — Three men arrested in a sting operation for planning to attack two New York synagogues and to shoot down US military planes were each sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison. The three — James Cromitie, 45, David Williams, 30 and Onta Williams, 35 — were arrested…

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