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Crowdsource campaign saves Annapolis man’s home

After his wife died, Annapolis resident and retired Navy Academy cook Robert Bennett had to go to court to stay in his home after the couple had signed up for a reverse mortgage that went horribly wrong.

Neptune Suite lets you power TVs, tablets and phones from a watch

A company called Neptune has released six different pieces of hardware that all integrate seamlessly with each other. Powered by the Neptune Hub quad-core smartwatch, the firm promises a new era of computing centered around the watch.

Security alert prompted as man spotted on the roof of Parliament

An arrest has been made after a man was spotted pacing around on the roof of the houses of Parliament in London late last night, prompting negotiators, police and the fire service to attend the scene in England's capital.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

Israel's Likud claims vote for left will benefit IS

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party claims in a contentious new campaign ad that a vote for the left in Israel's March election would benefit jihadists from the Islamic State group.

Anonymous 'OpDeathEaters' to combat child sex abusers online

High-profile hacktivist group Anonymous have announced that they are planning an action day to expose child abusers and those who cover them, freely publishing the information to inform the public of the scope of abuse.

'Anonabox' Tor router pulled from Kickstarter

The anonymising "Anonabox" broadband router has had its successful crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter pulled within just days of it starting amid complaints about the device's legitimacy.

Marriott's new campaign urges guests to tip their housekeepers

A number of Marriott hotels will provide envelopes in guest rooms in an effort to encourage visitors to tip its workers.

Scent of victory energises Scottish independence campaign

Edinburgh - Pounding the streets of Edinburgh, campaigners for Scottish independence are more hopeful than ever that they can win next week's referendum -- and a last-minute visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron cannot dampen their enthusiasm.

Doctors' groups in Canada decline to join anti-pot campaign

The main groups that represent doctors in Canada announced that they will not be participating in the upcoming anti-drug campaign targetting young people.

Florida Georgia Line propels to the top of charts with 'Dirt'

Hit country duo Florida Georgia Line has shattered records with their brand new single "Dirt," the lead track from their upcoming sophomore CD on Republic Nashville.

Florida Georgia Line launches 'Dirt' campaign with Omaze

Country duo Florida Georgia Line released their new single "Dirt" today, and they launched the "Dirt Campaign," along with the fundraising platform Omaze.

Brazil launches election campaign amid Cup fever

Bras - Playing second fiddle to the injury woes of soccer star Neymar and the host country's bid for World Cup glory, Brazil on Sunday kicked off its campaign for October 5 general elections.

Jewel asks Americans why housing matters to inspire her new song

Grammy-nominated star Jewel is taking time from recording her next album to write a special song about the true meaning of home.

Algeria presidential campaign winds up with recriminations

Algiers - Final campaign rallies have been held for Algeria's presidential election after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words.

Downtown Toronto sees anti-Ford election signs surface

Toronto - A series of campaign signs featuring outlandish promises popped up in Toronto on Monday morning in an effort to quell Mayor Rob Ford's reelection plans.

Steve Grand smashes Kickstarter campaign goal

Singer-songwriter Steve Grand came in like a "Wrecking Ball," to quote the Miley Cyrus song. His mission was to raise $81,000 on Kickstarter for his new CD and he quadrupled that goal thanks to his fans.

Iraq parties jump the gun on election campaign

Baghdad - Despite the disarray caused by the sudden mass resignation of election chiefs ahead of next month's polls, candidates for seats in the Iraqi parliament are pressing ahead with unofficial campaigning.

Algeria's Bouteflika offers 'democracy' if re-elected

Algiers - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's campaign chief promised on Sunday that constitutional changes would create a "broad democracy" if the ailing incumbent wins re-election next month.Former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal gave scant details of t...

Campaign kicks off in Algeria's contested presidential vote

Algiers - Campaigning for Algeria's April 17 presidential election begins Sunday as criticism mounts of a bid by incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika to clinch a fourth term despite concerns over his health.

Steve Grand makes Top 10 list of most-funded Kickstarter projects

Thanks to the help of his dedicated fans, openly gay independent artist Steve Grand's upcoming album has been one of the top 10 most funded music projects in Kickstarter history.

Celebrities star in campaign to ban the word 'bossy'

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has launched a viral campaign which features high profile celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, and Condoleeza Rice calling for a ban on the word "bossy."

Fans back 'gay country star' Steve Grand's Kickstarter campaign

Steve Grand is the first openly gay male country star. He was able to fully fund his forthcoming CD project goal of $81,000, thanks to his dedicated fans.

Helping children for over 50 years: The Have-A-Heart Campaign Special

Chiropractic colleges, hundreds of chiropractic clinics, and advocacy groups around the world are helping the non-profit Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center by participating in the Have-A-Heart Campaign during Valentine's Day week, February 7-15.

Libertarian Xavian Draper challenges Republican Rep. Wittman (VA)

Following Sarvis's record breaking number of votes for a third party gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, fellow Libertarian Xavian Draper hopes for an even better result as he challenges Republican Wittman for the 1st congressional district of Virginia.

Singer Peter Himmelman starts Kickstarter campaign for new CD

Grammy-nominated rock and folk singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman launched his first Kickstarter campaign to support his upcoming album "The Boat That Carries Us."

Op-Ed: NFL cancer merchandise contributes little

Only a tiny amount of the money made from breast cancer-themed football merchandise, sold at NFL games, actually supports efforts to combat the disease.

TV advert to fight breast cancer censored in New Zealand (video)

A ground-breaking advert, featuring comedienne and actress Elaine C Smith, was first in the UK to show real images of women's breasts affected by cancer. They wanted to use the images in New Zealand for a similar campaign, but the ad was banned.

Op-Ed: Britishophobic 'Hope Not Hate' targets UKIP with smear campaign

The far-left extremist anti-British hate group, which deceptively calls itself ‘Hope Not Hate,’ has turned its focus towards the moderate United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) after the party experienced a recent surge in popularity amongst voters.

Cat running for mayor in Mexico?

Xalapa - Meet Morris, a candidate running as mayor in the Eastern Mexican city, Xalapa. But there's one exception; he's not a person, but a cat.
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