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Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire famous for attacks against Bill Clinton, has died - Washington Post

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:42

Business Insider

Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire famous for attacks against Bill Clinton, has died
Washington Post
Richard Mellon Scaife, a billionaire publisher whose philanthropy helped redefine the American right-wing in the 1980s and 1990s and who helped underwrite a range of anti-liberal causes, most famously his political attacks against President Bill Clinton, ...
Richard Mellon Scaife, conservative activist and heir to Mellon banking, oil ...seattlepi.com
Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife dies at 82KRMG
Tribune-Review publisher Scaife diesPittsburgh Post-Gazette
New York Times
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China's President Visits South Korea, Snubs North Korea - NPR

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:57

China's President Visits South Korea, Snubs North Korea
NPR
China's president is in Seoul to meet his South Korean counterpart. In a not-so-veiled gibe at North Korea, the two leaders repeated their opposition to nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only.

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Rare, Remarkable Maps Trace America’s Path to Independence

Wired - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:48
Don’t forget that our independence from those imperialistic, tax-happy Brits was hard won, and the Declaration of Independence, signed 238 years ago today, was just the beginning. Actually, it was more like a dramatic middle act in a decades long struggle to break free of colonial rule and set a fledgling nation on the path to prosperity. The maps in this gallery tell that story.






This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible

Wired - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:48
This week's Apple rumors hint at new gas-filled earbuds and location-based security settings for the iPhone.






Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Steve Ballmer Mock Linux While Dressed as The Matrix’s Neo

Wired - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:48
Microsoft has learned to stop worrying and love the Linux open source operating system—at least to a certain extent. But it wasn’t that long ago that the tech giant took a horribly tone-deaf approach to the revolutionary open source project. Witness this Microsoft video from the year 2003, in which Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer […]






Absurd Creature of the Week: The Tiny Blood-Slurping Bird That Terrorizes the Galapagos

Wired - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:48
The Galapagos Islands are as beautiful as they are unforgiving. Patrick Watkins could have told you as much when his captain rudely marooned him there in 1805 for acting like an ass. According to legend, mostly coming from Watkins himself, he managed to scrape by alone on the island, trading vegetables with passing ships for […]






Dear America, Here’s a Playlist to Make Your July 4th Extra-Patriotic

Wired - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:48
In observation of today's traffic jam/barbecue/unwise home pyrptechnic displays, we rounded up 30 of our favorite American-ish songs.






The Week’s Best TV: Melissa McCarthy’s Jet Ski Fail and the Leftovers Premiere

Wired - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:33
From Melissa McCarthy's harrowing jet ski stunt fail to the series premiere of The Leftovers, we're celebrating Fourth of July in style with this week's best-TV recap.






Celebrate the 4th With These Truly Revolutionary Gadgets

Wired - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:32
Those headphones you bought last week are pretty cool. But they didn't change the world. Not like these 17 products did.






These Amazing Firework Photos Were Made Without a Camera

Wired - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:32
Technically, all you really need to make a photo is some light and some photo-sensitive medium, why bother with the camera? Ross Sonnenberg cuts right to the chase with his Color Bang series, igniting fireworks directly on photo paper with dramatic results.






The Great American Road Trip Has Gone Electric

Wired - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 06:32
Yes, a road trip in an electric vehicle is totally feasible. As long as you’re willing to make a few sacrifices along the way.






UK PM`s ex-media chief Coulson jailed for Murdoch tabloid hacking - Zee News

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:54

UK PM`s ex-media chief Coulson jailed for Murdoch tabloid hacking
Zee News
London: British Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in industrial scale phone-hacking by journalists at the Rupert Murdoch tabloid he edited.

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UPDATE 1-UK PM's ex-media chief Coulson jailed for Murdoch tabloid hacking - Reuters

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:43

The Guardian

UPDATE 1-UK PM's ex-media chief Coulson jailed for Murdoch tabloid hacking
Reuters
(Adds background, details). LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in industrial scale phone-hacking by journalists at the Rupert Murdoch ...
Phone-hacking trial: Andy Coulson due to be sentencedBBC News
Phone hacking trial: Andy Coulson jailed for 18 monthsTelegraph.co.uk
Andy Coulson Sentenced to 18 Months in Phone Hacking CaseNew York Times
ABC Online -Irish Times -Washington Post
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US grounds entire F-35 fleet pending engine inspections - MSN Money

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:27

US grounds entire F-35 fleet pending engine inspections
MSN Money
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it had grounded the entire fleet of 97 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets until completion of additional inspections of the warplane's single engine built by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

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European airports boost screening over US fears of attacks - Channel News Asia

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:56

Channel News Asia

European airports boost screening over US fears of attacks
Channel News Asia
Airports in Europe on Friday boosted passenger screening, following a Washington request for extra security for US-bound flights over fears Islamist radicals could be plotting new attacks using hard-to-detect bombs. PHOTOS. File photo: A French soldier ...

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Strike, Curfew Shut Kashmir as India PM Visits - ABC News

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:30

Financial Express

Strike, Curfew Shut Kashmir as India PM Visits
ABC News
Newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made his first official trip to Indian-controlled Kashmir, where separatist groups called a strike that shut shops, businesses and schools. Modi was expected to inaugurate a railway line and a power station ...
Strike, tight security as Modi visits Kashmir : July 04, 2014, 12:53 pmDaily Times
Strike, tight security as Modi visits KashmirThe Express Tribune
Development of JK depends on railways: OmarPress Trust of India
Zee News -Oneindia -Business Standard
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Japan eases sanctions on North Korea after talks on abductions - CNN

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:31

Japan eases sanctions on North Korea after talks on abductions
CNN
Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan on Friday eased several of its sanctions on North Korea after the two countries made progress this week in talks about Japanese citizens kidnapped by the North Korean regime during the Cold War. The sanctions the Japanese ...

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Foster Farms chicken recalled due to salmonella outbreak - Fox News

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:40

Foster Farms chicken recalled due to salmonella outbreak
Fox News
LOS ANGELES – A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday ...

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Hot dog eaters ready for famed NY contest - Kansas City Star

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:32

SFGate

Hot dog eaters ready for famed NY contest
Kansas City Star
A seven-time hot dog-eating champion and the women's hot dog-eating champ will compete for their crowns again at the annual contest on Coney Island. Thirteen women and 17 men will compete Friday before a crowd of about 30,000 spectators and a TV ...
This Woman Eats More Hot Dogs in 10 Minutes Than Most of Us Eat in a YearThe Fiscal Times
The Rant: Hot dog eating contest hard to stomachFlorida Today
Hot dog eaters weigh in on eve of famed NY contestLong Beach Press-Telegram

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Americans mark July 4 with fireworks, food - Chron.com

Google - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:19

Boston Globe

Americans mark July 4 with fireworks, food
Chron.com
Doc Rutstein, of Braintree, Mass., sings along to the national anthem during a concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The annual Boston Pops Fourth of July concert was moved up a day because of potential heavy rain ...
Boston Pops don't miss a beatBoston Globe

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