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Brooklyn man opens UFO sighting hotline

Immigration has long been a national concern, but the immigrants Joe Capp is concerned about aren’t coming from another continent — they’re coming from space. While some worry about so-called illegal aliens, Capp worries about aliens. Capp, a 68-year-old Brooklynite, started a 24-hour UFO sighting hotline in February, he told…

Arianna: The Huffington Post is not a ‘lefty’ publication anymore

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Arianna Huffington revealed a bit of news that’s not likely to show up on The Huffington Post’s front page any time soon: the site is no longer “lefty” in its political bent. That will likely come as a surprise to the…

AOL confirms that it’s cutting 900 jobs

U.S. Internet provider AOL Inc. confirmed Thursday that it was eliminating as many as 900 jobs as it incorporates The Huffington Post, which it agreed to buy last month. About 200 workers will be laid off in the U.S., with the majority coming from the editorial side of the company,…

US Trade Rep Ron Kirk a top candidate for next Commerce Secretary: report

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday named Commerce Secretary Gary Locke the next ambassador to China, as rumors swirled about who might replace him. US Trade Representative Ron Kirk seemed to be the name on most lips in Washington, alongside a number of dark horse candidates. According to The…

Republican 2012 primaries may be a ‘demolition derby,’ Huckabee predicts

WASHINGTON – Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a leading GOP presidential hopeful, predicted the 2012 primaries would be a bloodbath for his party and could gift reelection to President Barack Obama on a silver plate. In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post, Huckabee revealed his concerns about running again…

Google makes Web search more social

WASHINGTON – Google is making Web search more social, weaving posts from the Twitter, Flickr, Blogger and other accounts of a user’s friends into search results. The move is an expansion of “Google Social Search,” which the Internet giant introduced in 2009. Instead of featuring at the bottom of a…

NATO chief Petraeus to leave post by end of year: report

LONDON – US war commander General David Petraeus will leave his post as chief of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan before the end of the year, the Times newspaper reported Wednesday. US President Barack Obama plans to replace Petraeus, who was only appointed eight months ago, as part of…

Lens flare in Egypt video inspires Fox to go full-blown ‘apocalypse’

Democracy is coming to Egypt. To Fox News, this might as well be the apocalypse. Joking aside, the “apocalypse” is actually, literally what one Fox News website was fretting over recently, asking whether a video of protesters in Egypt unmasked an ethereal harbinger of mankind’s demise. As a point of…

Readers, bloggers sound off on Huff Post sale

WASHINGTON — When The Huffington Post was sold to AOL last Monday for $315 million, its founder, Arianna Huffington, was feted as a new media pioneer. Not everyone is celebrating, however. Huffington has been facing a backlash over the sale — from readers worried about what it will mean for…

AOL to buy Huffington Post for $315 million

WASHINGTON – US Internet provider AOL will buy The Huffington Post, a rapidly growing news website with nearly 25 million monthly visitors, for $315 million, the company announced Monday. Approximately $300 million will be paid in cash, it said. The Huffington Post is privately owned, but the proposed transaction is…

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