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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Disney buying 'Star Wars' maker Lucasfilm for $4.05B | Fox News

Disney buying 'Star Wars' maker Lucasfilm for $4.05B | Fox News

Fox News - A decade since George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy under new ownership is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. from him for $4.05 billion.

The seventh movie, with a working title of "Episode 7," is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow.


Read more at Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/30/disney-buying-tar-wars-maker-lucasfilm-for-405b/#ixzz2ApSBN0fZ

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy claims 'Bounty' off North Carolina - CNN.com

Sandy claims 'Bounty' off North Carolina - CNN.com
CNN - Three people washed off their crippled ship and engulfed by Atlantic waters roiled by Hurricane Sandy scrambled for help on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said, but only one of them made it to safety.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/29/us/sandy-bounty-ship/

HMS Bounty

BBC News - Storm Sandy makes landfall in eastern US

BBC News - Storm Sandy makes landfall in eastern US

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hits Jamaica - CNN.com Blogs

Hurricane Sandy hits Jamaica – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - Hurricane Sandy made landfall in southeastern Jamaica on Wednesday, bringing 80-mph wind and torrents of rain to the island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on its website. The storm made landfall near Kingston about 3 p.m. ET, the center said.

Arrests made in shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala - CNN.com Blogs

Arrests made in shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - Nine people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Malala Yousufzai, the teenage activist who spoke out against the Taliban, though the main suspect still is on the loose, Pakistani police told CNN exclusively.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mali Islamists destroy tombs in Timbuktu - CNN.com

Mali Islamists destroy tombs in Timbuktu - CNN.com

Shooting at Wisconsin spa; 7 wounded - CNN.com Blogs

Shooting at Wisconsin spa; 7 wounded – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - Authorities "believe" three of the seven people shot Sunday have died, police Chief Daniel Tushaus said.

The shooting took place around 11 a.m. CT (noon ET), the chief explained.

Violence erupts after Lebanese intelligence chief's funeral - CNN.com

Violence erupts after Lebanese intelligence chief's funeral - CNN.com
CNN - Anti-government rage erupted in central Beirut Sunday as protesters clashed with security forces after a funeral for the nation's intelligence chief.

A mob pushed toward the prime minister's office, hurling sticks, stones and flags and calling for his dismissal. Gunfire could be heard as police used tear gas to turn away crowds. A number of injuries were reported, Lebanon's National News Agency said.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BBC News - US Federal Reserve 'bomb plot' foiled by FBI

BBC News - US Federal Reserve 'bomb plot' foiled by FBI
BBC News - FBI agents arrest a Bangladeshi man for plotting to detonate what he thought was a massive bomb in front of the Federal Reserve building in New York.

Monday, October 15, 2012

U.S. officials believe Iran is behind recent cyberattacks – CNN

U.S. officials believe Iran is behind recent cyberattacks – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - The United States believes that Iran is behind cyberattacks on American banks and the oil industry in the Middle East, officials said.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Skydiver lands safely after historic jump from edge of space - CNN.com

Skydiver lands safely after historic jump from edge of space - CNN.com
CNN - Skydiver Felix Baumgartner on Sunday successfully completed a record-breaking jump from the edge of space, pumping his fists in celebration as he safely hit the ground in southeastern New Mexico.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

BBC News - Lenovo ousts HP as world's top PC maker, says Gartner

BBC News - Lenovo ousts HP as world's top PC maker, says Gartner
BBC News - Chinese PC maker Lenovo has replaced Hewlett-Packard as the world's top PC maker, according to preliminary figures released by research firm Gartner.

BBC News - France 'uncovers biggest bomb plot in years'

BBC News - France 'uncovers biggest bomb plot in years'
BBC News - Prosecutors in France have said an alleged Islamist terror cell was planning the biggest bomb attack on France since the mid-1990s.

BBC News - Russia-Syria plane carried 'ammunition' - Turkey PM

BBC News - Russia-Syria plane carried 'ammunition' - Turkey PM
BBC News - A Syrian-bound plane intercepted by Turkey was carrying Russian-made defence equipment destined for Syria's defence ministry, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

BBC News - Outcry over Pakistan attack on activist Malala Yousafza, 14

BBC News - Outcry over Pakistan attack on activist Malala Yousafza, 14
BBC News - An attack by Taliban gunmen in north-west Pakistan that wounded a 14-year-old who campaigned for girls' rights has caused an outcry in the country.

Mexico confirms death of Zetas cartel leader - CNN.com

Mexico confirms death of feared Zetas cartel leader - CNN.com
CNN - Mexico confirmed Tuesday that its forces killed Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, boss of the ruthless Zetas cartel, but it remains uncertain what effect, if any, the killing will have on the larger scourge of drug trafficking and violence.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

BBC News - Eight held in US over 'Russian hi-tech smuggling plot'

BBC News - Eight held in US over 'Russian hi-tech smuggling plot'
BBC News - Eight people have been arrested in Houston, Texas, on charges of illegally exporting hi-tech components to Russian security bodies.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Turkey strikes targets in Syria in retaliation for shelling deaths - CNN.com

Turkey strikes targets in Syria in retaliation for shelling deaths - CNN.com
CNN - Turkey fired on Syrian government targets in response to the shelling of a Turkish border town in which five civilians were killed Wednesday, according to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rescuers search for missing after deadly Hong Kong ferry crash - CNN.com

Rescuers search for missing after deadly Hong Kong ferry crash - CNN.com
CNN - Two ferries collided Monday night, upending one of the vessels and sending passengers into the water. At least 38 people died. Rescuers picked up 123 survivors and are still searching for a countless number of others who are missing.

Rights group: Police rape woman in Tunisia, then charge her with indecency - CNN.com

Rights group: Police rape woman in Tunisia, then charge her with indecency - CNN.com
CNN - Outraged Tunisians took to the streets by the hundreds Tuesday, angrily protesting the treatment of a woman who was allegedly raped by police officers -- and then charged with public indecency when she filed a complaint.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bangladesh Muslims torch Buddhist shrines, police say - CNN.com

Bangladesh Muslims torch Buddhist shrines, police say - CNN.com
CNN - Crowds of angry Muslims attacked Buddhist shrines and homes, torching some of them Sunday in Bangladesh to protest after a photo of a partially burned Quran was posted on Facebook, police said.