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Muslim sues Abercrombie after being fired for wearing hijab

NEW YORK — A US Muslim woman sued Abercrombie & Fitch on Monday, accusing the clothing retailer of firing her for refusing to remove her religious head scarf, a Muslim advocacy group said. Hani Khan of San Mateo, California, alleged that store managers had told her to remove her hijab…

Newt Gingrich had a second line of credit at Tiffany’s

Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign acknowledged Tuesday that Gingrich had a second line of credit at the jewelry store Tiffany’s for as much as $1 million dollars. The Washington Post reported that Joe DeSantis, a spokesman for Gingrich, said the Republican presidential hopeful’s personal financial disclosure filing will show that he…

No new ‘drunk driving’ apps for Apple

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Apple, in a move hailed by a group of US senators, has agreed not to allow any new iPhone applications in the App Store that identify police drunk-driving checkpoints. Senators Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Tom Udall urged Apple, Blackberry maker Research In Motion and…

Tiffany’s spent big bucks lobbying Callista Gingrich’s committee

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has dodged questions about his half-million dollar Tiffany & Co. tab all week. Now, it has been revealed that the House committee Gingrich’s wife Callista worked for was heavily lobbied by the posh jewelry store. Politico revealed last week that in her 2005 and 2006…

Apple fans react to computers like religion: BBC

Neurological research has found that fans of Apple computers and products react to the company’s gadgets in the same way religious zealots react to images of their deity. The two groups — Apple fanatics and religious followers — were both monitored with an MRI and shown the images, CNN reported.…

Winning $312 million lottery ticket sold in New York state

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The winning lottery ticket for an estimated $312 million jackpot was purchased in New York state, lottery operator Mega Millions said in a statement. Local media reported that the ticket was sold at Coulson’s News Center, a convenience store in Albany, the state capital. The store is located…

Worried Hawaiians rush for iodine supplements

HONOLULU – Hawaiians are rushing to get iodide pills to protect against radioactivity from a quake-crippled Japanese nuclear power plant, according to store owners on the Pacific island US state. While officials on Hawaii — 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) east of Japan — warned that taking potassium iodide could have…

Ohio plans to execute man with animal euthanasia drug

COLUMBUS (Reuters) – An execution scheduled for Thursday in Ohio will be the first in that state to use the drug pentobarbital, which is often used to euthanize pets and other animals. Johnnie Baston, 37, is scheduled to be executed at 10 a.m. local time at the Southern Ohio Correctional…

Top gun dealers for Mexican cartels are in Texas: report

Eight out of the 12 top US gun dealers whose products fuel Mexico’s drug violence are located in the state of Texas, The Washington Post reported. The newspaper said it had uncovered the names of 12 top US dealers of guns traced to Mexico in the past two years following…

Google opens e-book store in challenge to Amazon

New digital book store opens latest chapter in Google’s attempt to reshape media, commerce Google Inc. is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and its Kindle electronic reader. The long-awaited Internet book store, which opened Monday in the U.S., draws upon a…

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