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Germany’s star TV weatherman charged with raping woman at knifepoint

Berlin, May 19 (AFP) Germany’s best-known television weatherman was charged today with aggravated rape and grievous bodily harm for an alleged attack on his girlfriend, prosecutors said. Joerg Kachelmann, a Swiss presenter beloved throughout the German-speaking world for his rollicking weather reports on public broadcaster ARD, stands accused of sexually…

‘Family values’ congressman says he’ll resign over affair

Update: Souder made abstinence video with his mistress Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire blog notes, “This is priceless: Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) — who just resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with a staffer — recorded a video with the same woman praising abstinence education, according to TPM.” At TPM,…

Beck on Obama’s pick for SC justice: ‘Gay handicapped black woman’

Popular conservative talk show host Glenn Beck made his predictions Saturday for the kind of judge President Obama will nominate to replace Supreme Court Justice Stevens, who announced Friday that he will retire.…

Japanese teen girl to pitch in US men’s league

TOKYO, Japan — Teenager Eri Yoshida, who last year became Japan’s first woman to play professional baseball with men, said Friday she would repeat the achievement in the United States. The tiny 18-year-old pitcher said she had accepted an offer from the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League to…

Utah House GOP leader says he paid off woman

Pakistani woman races from rags to riches

KARACHI — It took Pakistani athlete Naseem Hamid just 11.81 seconds to change her life and become the fastest woman in South Asia. She ran to victory in the 100 metres in the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games in Bangladesh, becoming Pakistan’s first woman to sprint to gold in the…

Woman sets up website to marry for health insurance

‘The lower the co-pay, the sexier you are’ WASHINGTON — So difficult has it become for sick people to simply purchase health insurance today that one woman is offering to marry for it. Insurance companies have been discriminating against customers for years on the basis of pre-existing conditions, but gained…

Iran Video: Gunman opens fire on demonstrators, crowd fights back

An amateur video apparently taken with a cell phone has surfaced on YouTube that appears to contradict the Iranian government’s claim that its security forces didn’t shoot at protesters last Sunday during demonstrations that left at least eight people dead, including the nephew of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi. As first…

First woman awarded Nobel Prize in economics

The Nobel Economics Prize was awarded Monday to US economists Oliver Williamson and Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win the award, for research on corporate governance and natural resource management. Their work may be seen as particularly germane in the wake of the global financial crisis and ongoing efforts…

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