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New York City settles with 9/11 heroes for up to $657.5 million

After years of fighting in court, lawyers representing the city, construction companies and more than 10,000 ground zero rescue and recovery workers have agreed to a settlement that could pay up to $657.5 million to responders sickened by dust from the destroyed World Trade Center. The settlement was announced Thursday…

Exclusive: Websites like Drudge can spread viruses, ‘non-partisan’ techie warned Senate

The Senate’s environment committee has warned Capitol Hill staffers to avoid the Drudge Report and some other sites over suspicions of viruses, a spokesperson for the committee confirmed to Raw Story Tuesday. The Drudge Report denied the allegations and mocked the committee in a prominently-featured story, but a CNET report…

FBI paid racist shock jock Hal Turner ‘in excess of $100,000′

Turning informant on your fans can be lucrative, if you’re a shock jock by the name of Hal Turner. Amid a trial where Turner faces criminal charges for making threats of violence against public servants, he disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation paid him “in excess of $100,000″ over…

Fallujah birth defects blamed on US weapons

Iraqi doctors reportedly warn women not to have children; Doctors pressured not to ‘embarrass the United States’: claim Birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah have soared in recent years, with doctors saying advanced US weaponry such as white phosphorous and depleted uranium shells may have caused a “massive,…

Longtime gay rights nemesis quits post due to illness

Ailing from months of hospitalization that stemmed from a mosquito bite, the American Family Association’s Donald W. Wildmon, a formidable foe of gay rights activists, stepped down Wednesday after serving as chairman for more than 30 years. “The resignation comes following several months of hospitalization,” reads an AFA press release.…

Japan’s top web forum hacked after attacks on Korean skater

TOKYO — Japan’s top Internet forum 2channel was offline Tuesday after an apparent mass hacker attack from South Korea over slanderous comments on their Olympic figure skating queen Kim Yu-Na. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that more than 10,000 users had launched a “concerted cyber offensive” and coordinated their…

Israel PM aims to restore Jewish holy sites in West Bank

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he hopes to include two hotly contested West Bank Jewish holy places in a plan to restore national heritage sites. Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, two holy sites inside Palestinian towns in the…

Austin suicide bomber featured in music videos

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Joe Stack, the 53-year-old software engineer who allegedly flew a single engine aircraft into an Austin-based IRS office on Thursday morning, was more than just a criminal or possible domestic terrorist. He was also a musician who played the bass and accordion in a band that once…

Ahead of Olympics, Vancouver assaults civil liberties

Vancouver may be the world’s most livable city, at least according to one survey, but many of its residents are upset by what they see as an assault on civil liberties intended to silence critics of the Olympic Games. For months, this picturesque metropolis of 2 million people, sandwiched between…

Palin skipped paying property taxes on cabins, records show

Records show that Sarah Palin hasn’t paid any property taxes on cabins that have been built on two backcountry plots partially owned by the former Alaska governor. It’s unclear how long ago the structures were built, but records show that there are no tax assessments for the workshop, sauna and…

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