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Police chief's daughter among trio charged in gay bashing attack

Philadelphia - Three people who stand accused of brutally attacking a gay couple in downtown Philadelphia have turned themselves in and were arraigned last Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, The Washington Post reports.

Sure, sloths are slow, but their evolution was in a big hurry

London - Modern sloths may not be the speediest creatures on the planet but their gigantic ancestors were certainly in a hurry. At least from an evolutionary standpoint anyway, a recent study suggests.

Ferguson police storm McDonald's, arrest reporters

Ferguson - Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, stormed a McDonald's and arrested two journalists who were recharging their phones and working on stories about the protests over the shooting deaths of two young black men.

Arizona to investigate 'Doggie Disneyland' where 20 dogs died

Gilbert - Authorities are investigating the deaths of 20 dogs at Green Acre Kennel, in Gilbert, Arizona. The place had billed itself as a "Doggie Disneyland" promising plenty of land for dogs to run free with no cages.

American Atheists set to air atheist television channel Special

Stanford - Move over, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, and Ray Comfort. You've got competition. American Atheists has got your number, and its going where it hasn't gone before: To a fully-fledged television atheist television channel.

U.S. maternal deaths highest of all developed countries Special

Seattle - Maternal deaths in the United States are rising and researchers estimate that 18.5 women died out of every 100,000 births, a total of 800 in 2013. The death rate is more than double that of Saudi Arabia and Canada, and triple that of the United Kingdom.

The Washington Post Company becomes the Graham Holdings Company

The Washington Post Company, having sold the Washington Post newspaper and digital concern to Amazon's Jeff Bezos, announced its new name on Monday.

Documents reveal NSA spied on Martin Luther King Jr

According to declassified documents, the NSA spied on civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr and boxer Muhammad Ali when the Vietnam war protests were at an all time high.

Op-Ed: Analyzing the US Black Budget with red herrings

Sydney - New numbers from the Snowden documents indicate that the US is conducting high value cyber operations, including offensive operations. The classification of “offensive” is debatable to a degree which makes this information very interesting indeed.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 million

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of online commerce giant Amazon.com, is buying one of the nation's most venerable newspapers.

Op-Ed: Washington Post slides reveal two types of NSA programs

There has been much discussion recently of the way in which US technology companies, such as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft provide data to the NSA. However, a classified slide posted by the Washington Post indicates two streams of data collection.

Ecuador’s Correa on Snowden: 'World order unjust and immoral!'

Quito - Ecuador is facing heavy criticism in the US media for potentially granting political asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has responded with scalding online remarks.

Op-Ed: Snowden asylum rumour in Russia as tech firms want gags removed

Sydney - Whistleblower Edward Snowden may be welcome in Russia, if a comment from a spokesman for Vladimir Putin’s remarks are accurate. Snowden, who disappeared from view recently, is known to be worried about possible extradition from China.

Former CIA employee admits to NSA leaks

Washington - Former CIA employee Edward Snowden, 29, has been revealed as the source of intelligence leaks that have embroiled Washington and angered many civil libertarians.

Paywalls or not, newspapers to see revenue declines through 2017

With the Washington Post implementing a paywall on their flagship digital property next week, a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests paywalls will not stop revenue declines at newspapers.

Woodward: Benghazi akin to Watergate and 'a very serious issue'

Speaking on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward compared Benghazi to Watergate, saying it is a "very serious issue."

'Second Acts' editorial series celebrates life-pivots on Slate

F Scott Fitzgerald said 'There are no second acts in American lives,' and a crowd-sourcing and editorial series from Slate is seeking to debunk the famous Fitzgerald position.

Op-Ed: More critics claim that US drone strikes are counterproductive

Washington - More voices are being raised against Obama's policy of drone strikes in Yemen, and elsewhere. Of late, there have been several reports claiming that the drone strikes are counterproductive.

Washington Post mistakenly reports Sarah Palin joined Al Jazeera

Washington - Journalists and media outlets make mistakes, including the Washington Post, which reported that former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was heading to Al Jazeera. The reporter cited an article from a satirical news publication.

Washington Post suspends Mexico bureau chief for plagiarized news

The Mexico bureau chief for The Washington Post, William Booth, has been suspended for three months after the Post found that a story it published Sunday contained sentences that were similar to a recent article in a science journal.

Washington Post suspends Mexico bureau chief for plagiarized news

The Mexico bureau chief for The Washington Post, William Booth, has been suspended for three months after the Post found that a story it published Sunday contained sentences that were similar to a recent article in a science journal.

WashPost runs Pearl Harbor account deemed too graphic in 1941

In 1941, Elizabeth P. McIntosh reported on the attack at Pearl Harbor. Her editors said it was “too upsetting.” On Thursday, after 71 years, the Washington Post ran her first-hand account.

Indian PM-Washington Post spat

New Delhi - A Washington Post article on Indian Prime Minister datelined September 5, 2012 stated that “the shy, soft-spoken 79-year-old is in danger of going down in history as a failure.” The article attracted swift rebuttal from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Ryan took donation, then pushed project he personally opposed

Less than 48 hours after being introduced as Mitt Romney's choice for vice president, a story in the Washington Post says Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) took $60,000 and did favors for a now-convicted businessman. He later donated the money to charity.

Op-Ed: Canadians Join Lawyers for Ron Paul Federal Lawsuit Against GOP

Lawyers for Ron Paul (LRP) file lawsuit against Republican GOP party that could be as explosive as the global banking fraud. Lawyers for Ron Paul believe they can present evidence of fraud used to favor Mitt Romney.

Documentary: 'Fit to Print' takes a hard look at news media today

"Fit to Print" is a documentary film which chronicles the struggles faced by many traditional print reporters as readership drops and jobs are lost.

Digg staff going to Washington Post

It's not looking good for Digg, the once popular social news aggregator portal, as the company's tech team heads off for The Washington Post.

Robert Redford to produce Watergate documentary

Former " All The President's Men" star Robert Redford now has a new behind-the-scenes role in an upcoming documentary on the Watergate scandal.

Ron Paul denies racist writings, says source 'made that story up'

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul on Friday sharply denied a Washington Post article that said he wrote and signed off on racially charged newsletters.

Washington Post panel explores exports as business growth engine Special

Washington - At a breakfast event hosted by the Washington Post on Monday, a panel offered export-oriented solutions to the ongoing unemployment challenge facing the United States.
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