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Sci/TechDay after historic IPO, Facebook’s Zuckerberg weds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it was quite a week — from birthday, to IPO, to I DO. A day after the historic Facebook stock offering, Zuckerberg on Saturday wed 27-year-old Priscilla Chan, his girlfriend of nearly a decade, according to a guest authorized to speak for the couple. The person spoke only on … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

February 11, 2012 — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location … Continue reading

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Lucas and Juno: Special bond of a rescue dog and dying boy

As nearly anyone who has adopted a dog or cat from a shelter can attest, there’s something special about a rescued pet; it’s as if the animal senses he’s been given a second chance at life. That’s certainly the case with Juno, a Belgian Malinois who was rescued from a shelter just days before she was to be euthanized. But … Continue reading

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Brazilian bikinis burgeon to fit the fat

January 28, 2012 — RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tall and tan and young and … chunky? The Girl From Ipanema has put on a few pounds, and for many sunbathers on Brazil’s beaches the country’s iconic itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikini just doesn’t suffice anymore. A growing number of bikini manufacturers have woken up to Brazil’s thickening waistline and are reaching … Continue reading

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Private investors near deal on Greek debt

January 28, 2012 — ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its private investors are close to a deal that will significantly reduce the country’s debt and pave the way for it to receive a much-needed €130 billion bailout Negotiators for the investors announced the tentative agreement Saturday and said it could become final next week. Under the agreement, the investors … Continue reading

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Norway prosecutors to ask for 8 weeks to prep case

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian court says the prosecution will request eight weeks of pretrial detention for the suspect in the country’s terror attacks. Prosecutors will also ask for his hearing to be closed to the public and media. Anders Behring Breivik has his first court appearance Monday after being arrested in an Oslo bombing and island shooting spree … Continue reading

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AP sources: DNA testing confirms bin Laden death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration used DNA testing and other means to confirm that elite American forces in Pakistan had in fact killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, officials said Monday, as the world absorbed the stunning news. The officials said the DNA testing alone offered a “99.9 percent” certainty that bin … Continue reading

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A pair of kisses seal marriage of William, Kate

LONDON — Prince William and Catherine Middleton sealed their wedding vows with a traditional kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace Friday as millions in London and around the world roared their approval. The short peck — and a slightly longer smooch a couple of minutes later — followed a glittering service at Westminster Abbey in which the prince and … Continue reading

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Libya: Gaddafi government accepts peace plan, says Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma says the Libyan government has accepted an African Union peace plan to end the eight-week-old conflict. Mr Zuma and three other African leaders met Libya’s leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, in Tripoli on Sunday. They are now going on to the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi. In Ajdabiya, pro-Gaddafi forces have pushed back rebels in fierce … Continue reading

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Gadhafi to Obama: Please end airstrikes

Letter to president also wishes him luck with his re-election bid WASHINGTON — Moammar Gadhafi has appealed directly to President Barack Obama to halt what the Libyan leader called “an unjust war” and wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election next year. In a rambling, three-page letter to Obama obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, Gadhafi implored Obama … Continue reading

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