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Tesla and SolarCity powering entire island with solar power

SolarCity, the solar energy company acquired by Tesla on Monday, announced it is running nearly the entire island of Ta'u in American Samoa on a solar energy microgrid.

Prof. has way for Earth to cloak itself, hide from alien planets

A professor at Columbia University has found a simple way for the Earth to hide from other planets who may not have nice intentions should they discover us. It's a bit cloak without the dagger but he feels we should consider it.

Govt adds 20 species of coral to endangered species list

St. Petersburg - More than a dozen species of corals are the newest addition to the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Announced on Tuesday. The listing of 20 species is the largest Endangered Species Act ruling ever.

Op-Ed: Forced female genital mutilation in the United States

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Obama Administration announced they would conduct a major study on female genital mutilation (FGM), assessing how many U.S. women are at risk or are victims. Currently, 130 million females live with FGM in 29 countriies.

Father and son hoping to fly the world crash in American Samoa

Plainfield - Babar and Haris Suleman took off from Indiana last month, attempting to fly around the world in 30 days in a single-engine plane, all in aid of charity. Tragedy has struck close to the end, as they crashed near an airport in American Samoa.

Op-Ed: 'Girls just want to have fun'

Warning *** Video not suitable for minors*** In truth, there is probably no further explanation required for the video. With that in mind, I have provided none.

McDonald's shuts restaurants in Crimea amid US-Russia tension

Kiev - Residents of Ukraine's embattled Crimea region learned Friday they probably won't be "lovin' it" at a McDonald's restaurant anytime soon after the US-based chain said it was temporarily suspending operations there.

Review: Flesh and Other Fragments of Love is a slow burn worth seeing Special

Toronto - Evelyne de la Chenelière's Flesh and Other Fragments of Love begins with a discovered corpse but the emotional core of this Toronto production is very much alive as a married couple explore their own fears and frailties.

The new Internet Archive Wayback Machine now online

San Francisco - The Internet Archive's new Wayback Machine is now online. It is an improvement over the last version, so be certain to use it.

Homeless man's reward for good deed grows — $141,172 and counting

The return for a Boston homeless man, Glen James on his act of honesty keeps growing. James turned in a backpack he found with $42,000 in it and another man, impressed by the deed, set up a donation website for him.

Albino Burmese Python found in poor shape in Canadian wilderness

There has there likely never been an albino Burmese python found crawling about in the wilds of British Columbia, at least not until recently. But there is, as the cliche goes, a first time for everything.

Sex assault trial for senior Canadian archbishop in OCA begins

The trial of Archbishop Kenneth William (Seraphim) Storheim, highest-ranking cleric in the Canadian diocese of the Orthodox Church in America, began in Winnipeg Monday. The archbishop is accused of sexually assaulting two brothers in the mid-eighties.

Marijuana man Jamen Shively reveals plans for national pot brand

Entrepreneur Jamen Shively held a press conference in Seattle on Thursday and, with former Mexican president Vincente Fox by his side, said he's going ahead with plans to market a national brand of marijuana. He believes he can be the Starbucks of pot.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney calls for Pussy Riot members release

Former Beatle Paul McCartney joined a list of people calling for the release of a member of the Russian band, Pussy Riot. McCartney wrote on his website that Maria Alyokhina's punishment should end. Two members of the band are still in prison.

Op-Ed: Even Anne Frank visit gets hounded Justin Bieber bad press

The media's latest blow-up of a Justin Bieber story has come in the form of a visit he paid, out of respect, to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. It's where Frank hid from Nazis for so long, eventually being captured and sent to her death in a camp.

Media gets it wrong as Cardinal Timothy Dolan will pray at DNC

While some media jumped the gun and erroneously reported Cardinal Timothy Dolan would not be partaking in the Democrats convention next week, Dolan in fact will. He'd been asked by the Democrats to lead the closing prayer and will do so.

Tsunami soccer ball from Japan hits Alaskan shore, owner found

If soccer balls could talk this one would tell a story about floating and floating and then floating. It is from a school in Japan and was swept out to sea in last year's Tsunami and, after a year of floating, it has turned up on an Alaskan shore.

Brad Pitt talks of how he quit smoking dope and of...marriage?

Brad Pitt, a father of 6 and the mate of Angelina Jolie, as well as a gifted actor, might not have all of that if he didn't take a trip to Morocco and he didn't quit smoking pot. He recently opened up to a well-known magazine about that and marriage.

Sarah Palin wants airline to keep 'all-American' prayer cards

The former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has spoken out against Alaska Airlines for their intended removal of prayer cards which have long been part of their service. The cards are given to passengers with in-flight meals.

Op-Ed: Today is Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day. It is a day of honor, a chance for Americans to show its gratitude to the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
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