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Nobel Peace Prize

WikiLeaks among more than 200 nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

WikiLeaks, the website responsible for releasing millions of pages of secret documents, has a new headline. One member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee has nominated WikiLeaks for the Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination has been submitted, but WikiLeaks is not likely to win. Norwegian politician announces WikiLeaks nomination Generally, the Nobel Committee keeps the file
Dr Seuss

World set to commemorate Dr. Seuss on his 107th birthday

More than a decade after he passed away, people still commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. If Dr. Seuss were still alive, he would turn 107 on March 2, and many that day will observe the birthday of perhaps the most celebrated author of children’s literature of all time. Seuss, born Theodore Seuss Geisel, passed away in
A photo of a child's toy doll holding an unlit cigarette much like the one recently found by a mother in her one-year-old son's Happy Meal. She's suing McDonald's, of course.

Baby nearly eats Happy Meal cigarette; mom sues McDonalds

It began as an honest mistake, but has become something larger for the mother whose 1-year-old son nearly ingested a Happy Meal cigarette. According to the British news publication Metro, 21-year-old mother Nicky Holloway found an unsmoked cigarette in her young son’s Happy Meal box. Holloway the younger was happily grazing through his lunch with

Chile earthquake alters Earth axis, makes days shorter

The recent 8.8-magnitude Chile earthquake has caused massive devastation in the South American nation. Recovery efforts are already underway amidst turmoil and looting that required military intervention, but here’s something interesting that has nothing to do with money and property. According to media outlets like CNN, NASA scientists are speculating that the massive Chile earthquake
e-cigarettes u.s. flights

Feds will formally ban e-cigarettes on US flights this spring

Smoking electronic cigarettes on U.S. commercial flights will be banned this spring. The U.S. Department of Transportation has let it be known that e-cigarettes will fall under standard smoking regulations. The U.S. senator who wrote the law banning smoking on airplanes is pressing the federal government to clarify its stand on the use of e-cigs
Natural gas

Allentown, Pennsylvania, natural gas explosion damages 24 homes

At least one person is dead and another five missing in Allentown, Penn. A natural gas explosion rocked a neighborhood at 10:45 p.m. local time Wednesday, Feb. 9. At least one full row of six houses was destroyed, and another 16 homes were badly damaged. Allentown, Penn., natural gas explosion The causes for the natural
Pirate flag

USS Nicholas captures pirates off the coast of Africa

Early this morning in international waters just off the coast of the African state of Seychelles, the USS Nicholas exchanged fire with and captured a team of pirates. At 12:27 a.m., the USS Nicholas, a U.S. warship, started taking fire from a small skiff. The suspected pirates were attacking the ship in hopes of receiving