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article imageTopFinds: Hurricane Katia passes over Scotland, Serena's outburst

By David Silverberg     Sep 16, 2011 in Internet
Hurricane Katia swept across the Atlantic, spinning over Scotland. Tennis star Serena Williams is fined for shouting during a point. Why is a Filipino crocodile sparking controversy? These are the top stories making headlines around the world.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. Our writers covered raucous hurricanes in the UK, the reaction to a tennis star's fine, a plea to free a Filipino crocodile, and many other stories.
We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on, under the category bar. They are changing constantly to reflect what people are reading on the site.

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Air Canada flight attendant strike looming (Includes interview) by Steffan Ileman
Air Canada’s flight attendants gave their union a strong strike mandate today. The union is still negotiating with management to avert a walkout after September 20. Retired inflight director accuses management of unfair remuneration.
Portraits of Peruvian children at Kennedy Park, Miraflores (Includes first-hand account) by Igor I. Solar
Every weekend, dozens of artists gather next to the Church of the Miraculous Virgin at Kennedy Park in Miraflores, Lima, to exhibit and sell their paintings primarily devoted to portraits of children from the Peruvian highlands.
Ont. PC leader Hudak meets voters in Toronto's St. Paul's riding (Includes first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak continued his campaign in Toronto Saturday. This time, he took his family to Hollywood Gelato in St. Paul's. Hudak spoke with voters and handed out Changebooks.
Battle Alley
Battle Alley
Photo essay: Historic Holly, Michigan (Includes first-hand account) by Cynthia Trowbridge
The town of Holly is known for its haunted hotel and for Battle Alley named for the street brawls between lumbermen and the locals.
Madonna smiles for Toronto at TIFF (Includes first-hand account) by KJ Mullins
Madonna as a director was at the Toronto International Film Festival Monday evening to promote her latest movie W.E. The film stars James D'Arcy and Abbie Cornish.

Top Images

American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of  Life Itself.
American film critic Roger Ebert at booksigning of "Life Itself."
A few women worked on a quilt in the antique farm museum during the exhibition.
A few women worked on a quilt in the antique farm museum during the exhibition.
Painters of Kennedy Park  Miraflores  Lima. In the background is the Church of the Miraculous Virgin...
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Taken on September 11  2011 ... anniversary of attack on World Trade Center and day where all air tr...
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In the Media

New book claims Sarah Palin slept with former NBA star Glen Rice by Andrew Moran
A new book about former 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, claims that former NBA All-Star and champion Glen Rice had a one-night stand with the possible 2012 GOP contender.
Hurricane Katia heading toward Scotland and Northern Ireland by Kev Hedges
Tropical storm Katia has developed into a category one hurricane during Friday morning. Since its formation on August 29 as a tropical depression it has made its way to within 200 miles of the eastern coast of the US.
Three missing trucks being sought in New York City by KJ Mullins
As authorities search for three missing trucks in New York City in Washington, Dulles Airport has been partially evacuated after a bomb-sniffing dog alerted authorities Saturday night.
Op-Ed: The future for Casey Anthony by Alexander Baron
Although she was acquitted of murdering her daughter, Casey Anthony’s legal problems continue, as do those of the people responsible for both monitoring and protecting her.
Star evaporating five million tons of planet's matter per second by Andrew Moran
Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope shows that a nearby star is blasting a neighboring planet with X-rays 100,000 times more intense than the Earth receives from our sun.
A fanatic Cowboys fan pulls a stun gun out at Jets 9/11 game by Joan Firstenberg
It was a wild scene at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys came to town to play the New York Jets. But Leroy McKelvey of South Carolina did the unheard of. He attacked Jets fans with a stun gun, injuring three people.
Miss Columbia reprimanded for not wearing panties by Lynn Herrmann
A Miss Universe contestant has been chastised for making appearances wearing a short skirt with what appears to be no panties, and according to one news source, she “completely had her crotch out.”
Did cellphone use by hockey player cause Russian air crash? by Sara Star
One of the hockey players on board the tragic Yak-42, had been speaking to his wife on his cell phone, just as the aircraft was preparing for take-off. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.
Animal rights group wants giant PH crocodile freed from captivity by Leo Reyes
An international animal rights group is calling on Philippine government officials to release a captive giant crocodile to its natural habitat in the remote swampland of Southern Philippines
Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao may retire without facing Floyd Mayweather, Jr. by Leo Reyes
Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has recently announced his intention to retire from boxing in 2013. The inevitable and compelling reason for an early retirement is politics.
Top female pro tennis star Serena Williams
Top female pro tennis star Serena Williams
Op-Ed: On Serena Williams and how sportswomen can’t act like this by Brendan McLeod
I first caught highlights of Serena Williams’ now infamous tirade against US Open umpire Eva Asderaki while I was at the gym.
Leaked nude Scarlett Johansson photos lead to FBI investigation by Michael Billy
Leaked nude photos of Lost in Translation star Scarlett Johansson have led to an FBI investigation and threats of a lawsuit from the actress.

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