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Review: Police surveillance breaches privacy, abuses power

People may not like the spy games when the light is turned on them, but many value surveillance to catch criminals, even as others speak about how it is abused.

Op-Ed: Hippies, Tea Party, Progressives create divided politics

Several years ago a New York Times article compared the Tea Party with the New Left and the hippies, but are there really parallels for the politics today?

Boxing official: Mayweather-Pacquiao fight deal in 7 to 10 days

In yet another indicator Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will fight in 2015, the L.A. Times reports a boxing official involved in negotiations between the two camps told them a deal is "making progress." The fight, it seems will go in May or June.

Treasure trove of dinosaur fossils found in bonebed near Edmonton

A massive trove of dinosaur remains the likes of which has rarely been discovered anywhere has been revealed in Monday's issue of the monthly 'Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.' It details work in the Danek Edmontosaurus Bonebed south of Edmonton.

Man who killed John Lennon seeks forgiveness from Yoko Ono

Mark David Chapman, the man who shot Beatle John Lennon dead 34 years ago this month, has written to Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and asked her to forgive him. Chapman's wife says she has also written Ono.

Op-Ed: Republican committee clears Hillary on Benghazi

Washington D.c. - Less than a month after Republicans swept the nation, in lightly turned out election, their most feared enemy, Hillary Clinton, has gotten a boost. And it came from the GOP.

Russian ship hauling bunker and diesel fuel adrift off B.C. Coast

A Russian container ship laden with some 450 tonnes of fuel is powerless and drifting in a storm off of the coast of B.C., toward Haida Gwaii. The ship has eleven crew members, including a captain who is reportedly injured.

Canada gets its first marijuana vending machine — Guess where?

Vancouver - Let's do away with the suspense created by the title: Canada has its first marijuana vending machine in, naturally, Vancouver. The city's a haven for the pot movement but this vending machine is strictly about medical marijuana.

New York City joins others with own Internet web address: .nyc

Forget .com or .net or any of the generic web addresses, they're now passe for businesses and other organizations in New York City. As of today New Yorkers can apply to have an '.nyc' web address.

Superhero surge propels 'Captain America' over 'Rio 2'

A battle brewed at the box office all weekend long, but the first Avenger emerged victorious. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" captured the crown and posted its second win.

Mississippi signs religious freedom bill

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, signed into law a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel obstruct their ability to practice religion.

Police: Man robs same shoe store after serving 15 years

Toms River - Some people either don't learn from their mistakes or perhaps set out to repeat them - it is not the job of law enforcement to discern the difference.

SAG Awards give momentum to 'American Hustle,' Lupito Nyong’o

West Hollywood - The Screen Actors Guild Awards, which were handed out in West Hollywood, CA. tonight (Jan. 18), truly set the stage for "American Hustle" come Oscar time

Dancer admits at trial she was Costa Concordia's captain's lover

The trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has added a romantic element. Domnica Cemortan, a Moldovan dancer, admitted at his trial that she was his lover, and was on the bridge when the ship hit a reef.

'The Butler' does it again

A slow weekend and weak newcomers meant a repeat winner at the box office for "Lee Daniels' The Butler." No matter the figures, the film is a winner on that level and also the timing of its release was a good marketing decision.

Op-Ed: Doesn't Anthony Weiner have a lot of...well, balls?

Is it impolite to note that Anthony Weiner, a candidate for mayor of New York, has balls? Or better to say 'courage'? The thing is 'balls' fits a man named Weiner who sexted pictures of his penis to strange women, was exposed, yet didn't run and hide.

Pakistan claims that drone strikes may cause 'stand off' with US

Islamabad - The Pakistani Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that US drone attacks will be brought up with US Secretary of State John Kerry when he visits Pakistan later in July.

Pit bull chewed off 2 of owner's toes, bits of foot, as he slept

In Indiana, a six-month old pit bull, attracted to his diabetic owner's open wound, chewed off two of the man's toes and part of his foot as he slept. The man awoke to find his foot a bloody mess and discovered the results of his puppy's nighttime meal.

Naked women to zipline for breast cancer and set Guinness record

Naked ziplining to raise money for breast cancer is becoming a tradition in the Canadian province of B.C. For the third year in a row women will zipline naked to fight cancer, and this time they'll also be making the Guinness Book of World Records.

RCMP in Canada seeking woman who advertised to sell unborn baby

RCMP in the Canadian province of Alberta say they are investigating an online ad from a pregnant woman offering to sell one of her unborn babies. The ad was placed on Kijiji, an online classifieds site by the 20-year-old on March 28.
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