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Nintendo unveils second generation Wii at E3 conference

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Nintendo on Tuesday provided the first glimpse of a second-generation Wii console designed to dispel notions its system is not up to the standards of “hardcore” videogame players. “Wii U” builds on the Japanese videogame titan’s record of hardware innovation with a controller that combines a…

Chimps self-aware like humans: study

PARIS (AFP) – Chimpanzees are self-aware and can anticipate the impact of their actions on the environment around them, an ability once thought to be uniquely human, according to a study released Wednesday. The findings, reported in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, challenge assumptions about the boundary between…

Liz Taylor: James Dean was molested by minister

LOS ANGELES — “Rebel Without a Cause” screen legend James Dean was molested by his childhood minister, according to an interview with Elizabeth Taylor published Friday. Hollywood icon Taylor, who died this week aged 79, revealed Dean’s secret in an interview given 14 years ago, but requested that it not…

Two hours of TV-watching boosts heart risk

People who spend more than two hours per day of leisure time watching television or sitting in front of a screen face double the risk of heart disease and higher risk of dying, a new study said. Researchers said the effect was seen regardless of how much people exercised, indicating…

Critic hacks GOP website, leveling invective at donors

An enterprising critic of Republican senators discovered a flaw in the Republican fundraising machine early Friday morning, delivering an unexpected invective to would-be GOP supporters. The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee website announces the name of each donor that makes a contribution. The donor’s name appears in a graphic mid-way…

Fox News inflates Obama bank fee by factor of 100

Fox News seems to have trouble with numbers, at least when they have to do with global warming or President Barack Obama. Today, Fox & Friends falsely claimed that Obama proposed a 15 percent tax on banks in an effort to recoup taxpayer funds shelled out to prop up consumer…

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