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Number of fat people in US to grow, report says

A fatter future: 3 of 4 Americans to be overweight by 2020, new report warns of health costs Citizens of the world’s richest countries are getting fatter and fatter and the United States is leading the charge, an organization of leading economies said Thursday in its first ever obesity forecast.…

WikiLeaks readying the ‘biggest leak of military intelligence ever’

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks is teaming up with news outlets to release a “massive cache” of classified US military field reports on the conflict in Iraq, Newsweek magazine reported recently. Newsweek quoted Iain Overton, editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a London-based journalism nonprofit, as saying the material constitutes the…

Veterans organization pans church’s plans for 9/11 Quran burning

A top US veterans group on Tuesday blasted a planned Koran burning to mark nine years since the September 11th strikes as the work of “religious extremists” whose gesture would endanger US forces. “There is nothing to be gained and everything to lose from this selfish act,” said Richard Eubank,…

Montana tea party removes leader after anti-gay post

Montana tea party removes leader after Facebook post appears to condone violence against gays The Big Sky Tea Party Association’s board of directors has removed the organization’s president for an exchange on his Facebook page that appeared to condone violence against homosexuals. Board member Roger Nummerdor says Tim Ravndal also…

Democratic governors want disclaimer on Fox News

Fox News should run a disclaimer notifying viewers that it contributed $1 million to the Republican Governors’ Association whenever the network covers gubernatorial races, says the head of the Democratic Governors’ Association. In a letter to Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, DGA Executive Director Nathan Daschle writes: For the first…

Dead identified in murders of foreign medical team in Afghanistan

Last 2 foreign dead identified in murders of medical team in north Afghanistan A Christian charity said Monday it had no plans to leave Afghanistan despite the murders of 10 members of its medical aid team and repeated that the organization does not attempt to convert Muslims to Christianity. The…

Secret US spy agency used serial killer and Nazis as sources

By RANDY HERSCHAFT and CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writers It was a night in early November during the infancy of the Cold War when the anti-communist dissidents were hustled through a garden and across a gully to a vehicle on a dark, deserted road in Budapest. They hid in four…

President Wyclef? Famed musician may seek Haiti’s highest office

There have been rumors for some time the Haitian-born entertainer might enter the 2010 presidential contest, ever since his 2007 appointment as ambassador-at-large for the Caribbean nation by President Rene Preval, who cannot seek re-election. In a statement e-mailed to reporters, the family said, “Wyclef’s commitment to his homeland and…

South Park hater charged with trying to join Somali Shebab

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A 20-year-old US national has been arrested and charged with trying to join Somalia’s Shebab militants, the latest in a slew of homegrown extremism cases in the United States. Zachary Adam Chesser, 20, was charged Wednesday in a criminal complaint that he provided material support to Shebab,…

Biden: Elements in the Tea Party expressed ‘racist views’

The Tea Party as a whole is not racist, but racism has been expressed at Tea Party events, says Vice President Joe Biden. ABC’s Jake Tapper asked Biden Sunday if he believed there were racist elements in the Tea Party. “The truth is that at least elements that were involved…

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