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Friday, November 30, 2012

Powerball winners claim half of record prize

Powerball winners claim half of record prize


Powerball winners claim half of record prize

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 12:25 PM PST

"I think we're going to have a pretty good Christmas," Cindy Hill joked Friday, just minutes after a Missouri lottery official announced that Hill and her family had won half of the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot.

Congo needs our help

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 05:27 AM PST

Some of the bravest people I know are cowering today in eastern Congo, wondering where their supporters are. While our daily news zeroes in on Syria and Gaza, the fiscal cliff and Christmas sales, our friends in the war-ravaged part of the immense, mineral-rich Democratic Republic of the Congo are once again convulsed in a conflict they did not choose.

Native American designers fight cultural caricatures

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 02:01 PM PST

This November, events nationwide celebrated the traditions, fashion and food of the nation's 566 recognized Indian tribes as part of Native American Heritage Month.

Harvard approves student group devoted to kinky sex on campus

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 05:03 PM PST

Call it Fifty Shades of Crimson, if you will.

Obama warns of 'Scrooge' Christmas without tax-cut extension

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 07:20 PM PST

After touring a Pennsylvania toy factory that's churning out would-be holiday gifts, President Barack Obama warned Friday of a "Scrooge" Christmas if Congress does not pass legislation extending tax cuts for 98% of Americans.

Train cars with toxic cargo fall off New Jersey bridge

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 03:28 PM PST

A bridge failed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, on Friday, sending four train cars -- at least one leaking a toxic chemical -- crashing into a creek near the Delaware River.

College faculty member, suspect among three killed in Wyoming

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 05:34 PM PST

A man fatally injured one person, then burst into a Wyoming college class Friday morning to kill another person and, ultimately, himself, police said.

Islamists unilaterally pass draft constitution in Egypt

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 07:50 PM PST

Whether a draft constitution approved by an assembly will move Egypt toward being a freer and more open society is still in question, experts say.

7 train trips of a lifetime

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 08:00 AM PST

In 1829, Englishman George Stephenson brought to life the first steam-powered locomotive ? named Rocket ? and marked the birth of train travel.

Mine Kafon: The low-tech, high-design tumbleweed minesweeper

Posted: 29 Nov 2012 10:04 AM PST

An Afghan designer and former refugee has developed a low-cost, wind-powered mine detonating device inspired by the toys he played with as a child.

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