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UPDATE: 700 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

UPDATE: As of 1:30 a.m. ET, MSNBC is reporting that almost 700 protesters have been arrested. At least 400 “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were arrested on Saturday as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, according to the New York Times. The protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street until…

Anonymous threatens ‘explosive’ releases from intelligence community

Update (below): Anonymous releases 90,000 military emails and passwords A Twitter account purported to be run by a hacker who helped found the infamous LulzSec group claimed Monday that “Anonymous” would release “literally explosive” information this week, ostensibly taken from intelligence contractors. While it was impossible to verify if the…

UPDATE: News Corp. alters BSkyB bid amid scandal, defers to commission’s decision

UPDATE 12:10 EDT: The Wall Street Journal has clarified, saying that News Corp. has merely altered the concessions it had added to its bid for BSkyB. Previously, News Corp. had offered to spin off its 24-hour Sky News channel to ward off concerns about media domination. From WSJ: News Corp.…

Breitbart publishes risqué photo, claims it’s Anthony Weiner’s wiener (UPDATED)

Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Government” website has published a racy photo that it claims was Tweeted by New York Representative Anthony Weiner to an unnamed recipient. Weiner has claimed that his Facebook account was hacked and that, while the photo did appear on his Twitter feed, he did not send it.…

Fox News President Roger Ailes thinks Sarah Palin ‘is an idiot’

UPDATE: Fox News executive disputes claim Roger Ailes thinks Sarah Palin ‘is an idiot’ Roger Ailes, the president of the Fox News Channel, is not fond of former Alaska governor and Fox News contributor Sarah Palin, according to sources. “He thinks things are going in a bad direction,” a Republican…

VOTE: Should Raw Story feature live coverage of the royal wedding?

Please take our reader survey of whether Raw Story should feature coverage of the royal wedding. We promise to abide by the results. UPDATE: Without a massive last minute influx of votes in favor of the royals, I’m afraid that the small number of people looking to watch the wedding…

Sony rebuilding PlayStation Network after breach

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – PlayStation Network has remained offline as Sony worked to rebuild the service that connected PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles to games, films, and other digital offerings. PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service were turned off April 20 in the wake of an “external intrusion,” according to…

Steve Jobs to be deposed in iTunes antitrust suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A federal judge has cleared the way for Apple’s ailing leader Steve Jobs to be deposed in a class-action lawsuit charging the iPod maker turned iTunes into a digital music monopoly. US Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd ruled on Monday that attorneys for the plaintiffs may question…

Pentagon: ‘We are not going after Gaddafi’

UPDATE 9:05 p.m.: A senior administration official tells CNN that Gaddafi’s compound was targeted by coalition forces in a Sunday night airstrike because it has command center capabilities. However, the damage done to the building does not render it ineffective as a command center. There is still no indication that…

Developing: UN implements no-fly zone over Libya, French aircraft confirmed

UPDATE 12:45 p.m.: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared at the podium in Paris  at 12:25 p.m. EST. She said that the Libyan government had “lost all legitimacy,” and listed the broad coalition of support for U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, demanding a cease-fire in Libya. “Yesterday, President Obama…

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