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article imageTopFinds: Occupy Wall Street expands, cyclist accident video goes viral

By Chris Hogg     Oct 14, 2011 in Internet
Occupy Wall Street protests continue, spread across North America. A video of a cyclist being hit by an antelope goes viral. Catholics challenge Obama on religious freedoms. These are the top stories from 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. There was a lot going on this week, from the passing of the world's most well-known CEO to the Occupy Wall Street protests engulfing American cities.
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.

Hot topics on Digital Journal

Occupy Wall Street news
Steve Jobs news
Obama news

Top Digital Journal Reports

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Peter Erichsen/New Media Days
Julian Assange: 'Journalists are war criminals' (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Jason Li
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange made a rare public appearance today at Trafalgar Square to decry war and accused journalists of propagating lies that lead to it.
Elephants Stranded by Flooding in Thailand (Includes interview) by D Scott Rosenberg
Recent floods in Thailand have stranded 15 elephants, seven mothers and their babies, and a nine year old elephant known internationally for his painting skills on top of a wall at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya.
Bangkok braces for flooding in its suburbs (Includes interview and first-hand account) by D Scott Rosenberg
As seasonal monsoon rain worsens because of a series of tropical depressions over Thailand, flooding is occurring in wide areas of its central, northern and northeastern regions.
New York City: Occupy Wall Street
New York City: Occupy Wall Street
Phillip Stearns
Occupy Wall Street takes over Los Angeles (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Kelly Bowlin
Occupy Wall Street has expanded to Los Angeles where City Hall is surrounded by a sea of tents under a blue sky and warm sun. While the protest is loud and well organized, clear goals have yet to emerge.
Bentonville Tigers No. 1 High School Football Team in US (Includes first-hand account) by Kay Mathews
The Bentonville High School Tigers were recently ranked as the top high school varsity football team in the nation by USA Today.

Top Images

Occupy Portland is a peaceful protest that began on October 6  2011 in downtown Portland  Oregon. It...
Occupy Portland is a peaceful protest that began on October 6, 2011 in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is based on the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York City on September 17, 2011.
Wikipedia/David Myers
Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square in New York City  NY. October 09  10  12  2011.
Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square in New York City, NY. October 09, 10, 12, 2011.
Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square in New York City  NY. October 09  10  12  2011.
Occupy Wall Street at Liberty Square in New York City, NY. October 09, 10, 12, 2011.
Screengrab of photograph (LUN) of massive vehicle collision on Chilean highway.
Screengrab of photograph (LUN) of massive vehicle collision on Chilean highway.
Confederate Memorial  Stone Mountain Park GA
Confederate Memorial, Stone Mountain Park GA
ripened miniature variety of crab apples  taken in WI
ripened miniature variety of crab apples, taken in WI

In the Media

Earthquake in Bali by Gar Swaffar
At 11:16 local time on Thursday in Bali an earthquake has struck and left scores injured or hurt. No tsunami was expected with the quake occurring 60km under the ocean floor.
Surveillance tape surfaces in Baby Lisa Irwin case by Forstine Carter
The desperate search for missing baby Lisa Irwin continues. Meanwhile, store surveillance tapes and 911 tapes have surfaced and may help the authorities figure out what happened.
Christian groups plan 'JesusWeen' festival on Halloween by JohnThomas Didymus
In effort to counter what they consider the "satanic" festival of Halloween, Christian groups have declared a festival of their own on the same day as Halloween, October 31.
Family calls 911 after getting lost in corn maze by Kim I. Hartman
A Massachusetts family had a frightening experience after getting lost in a corn maze. Unable to navigate their way out of the maze, they called 911 seeking police assistance to help them escape their puzzling predicament.
Evan van der Spuy gets t-boned by a Red Hartebeest during a race in Africa.
Evan van der Spuy gets t-boned by a Red Hartebeest during a race in Africa.
MCSMCC - YouTube
Video: Cyclist hit by antelope while mountain biking by Kim I. Hartman
Evan van der Spuy, a mountain biker competing with Team Jeep South Africa, was hit by an antelope while racing through the savanna of KwaZulu-Natal province. The video has went viral on YouTube garnering over five million views in less then 48 hours.
Researcher claims evidence the legendary kraken existed by Leigh Goessl
Anyone who has seen the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series will distinctly remember the legendary kraken which took down Jack Sparrow.
Catholic bishops challenge Obama on religious freedom in the U.S. by JohnThomas Didymus
Catholic bishops in the U.S. are worried about religious freedom in the country. They have decided to challenge President Barack Obama on what they say is his administration's assault on religious freedom.
Glenn Beck: Activists to 'drag you into the streets and kill you' by Michael Krebs
Conservative talk personality Glenn Beck, commenting on the Occupy Wall Street protests from his web-based GBTV program, characterized the anti-capitalist activists as 'radicals' that will 'kill everybody.'
Who kidnapped Lisa Irwin? by Arthur Weinreb
The kidnapping of infants is extremely rare, but when one is kidnapped, the odds of finding the baby alive and well are greater than when the crime involves older children.
SNL's Mitt Romney fields questions from dissatisfied fund-raisers by Michael Krebs
NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' opened with Mitt Romney fielding questions from Republican fund-raisers who think the Republican presidential candidate is boring and want New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run.
Saudi Arabia condemned as eight Bangladeshis beheaded by Katerina Nikolas
The public beheading of eight Bangladeshis in Riyadh yesterday has provoked criticism from Amnesty International which has called for an end to the practice.
Schreck attacks BC Premier Christy Clark’s cleavage by Steffan Ileman
Former NDP MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) David Schreck says the Premier’s attire in legislature is inappropriate. His remarks drew furious responses from the Premier and sitting MLA’s.
The Daily Show s Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart hosts the Comedy Network's talk show The Daily Show. Comedy Network is a Viacom property
photo by: Kevin Fitzsimons
Seth MacFarlane speaks publicly about Jon Stewart confrontation by Michael Krebs
In an appearance on CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight,' Seth MacFarlane, creator of the popular animated series 'Family Guy,' spoke out about an uncomfortable telephone conversation initiated by Jon Stewart.
Colorado researchers discover ancient Maya road by Jane Fazackarley
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder carrying out an excavation of a Maya village in El Salvador have uncovered an ancient road. Researchers say it could have been used to escape from the town following a volcanic eruption.

Top Blogs

Cottage Nova Scotia, by Sara Star
Awed by the changing colors of fall. A lone canoeist ripples through a calm sleepy lake. While rogue primroses...
Soon I will be going places beyond this block...maybe I'll write a "Special" DJ article then... by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins
All week I have been tossing, giving and packing stuff, looking forward to getting away from this problem rental...
Jones Lake area, BC, Canada by Joseph Boltrukiewicz
Jones Lake is located in easy to access area of Lower Mainland between Vancouver and Hope. Exit no. 151 takes...

Power Users

Below are the most active members of Digital Journal, compiled through our recently announced badges program. Find out who is earning what points here.
  1. Forstine Carter
  2. Katerina Nikolas
  3. Kay Mathews
  4. Andrew Moran
  5. Alexander Baron
  6. Lynn Curwin
  7. Michael Krebs
  8. Leigh Goessl
  9. Andrew Reeves
  10. Nancy Houser
  11. KJ Mullins
  12. Igor I. Solar
  13. Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins
  14. Kevin Fitzgerald
  15. Kev Hedges
  16. Cynthia Trowbridge
  17. Debra Myers
  18. Alexandra Christopoulos
  19. Paul Wallis
  20. Caroline Vimla
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