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  • NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team
    NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, after attracting attention for their rapport and fashion sense in an understudy role at the Sochi Olympics, were promoted by NBC on Wednesday to its top figure skating broadcast team.

  • Incredible Photo of Lazing Lions Wins Wildlife Photography Contest
    Incredible Photo of Lazing Lions Wins Wildlife Photography Contest

    A stunning black-and-white photo of five lionesses relaxing with their cubs in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park has taken the top prize at the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, held this week at London's Natural History Museum. The image, snapped by American photographer Michael Nichols, shows the Vumbi pride resting on a kopje, or rocky formation, as the late afternoon sun beams on the expansive plains of the Serengeti.

  • California community suffers as wells dry up in drought

    By Lucy Nicholson East Porterville Calif. (Reuters) - In one of the towns hardest hit by California's drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home. The trip has become a regular ritual for East Porterville residents Macario Beltran, 41, and his daughters, who on a recent evening pumped the water into containers in the bed of his old pickup truck to be used for bathing, dish washing and flushing. ...

  • Canadian couple accused of spying in China held in near isolation, son says

    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - A Canadian couple accused of spying near China's sensitive border with North Korea have been kept separately in near isolation for more than 80 days and denied access to legal counsel, their son said on Friday. Treatment of the couple, who are being held without charge at a remote facility in the border city of Dandong, has seriously strained China's ties with Canada ahead of a planned visit by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a multilateral summit next month in Beijing. ...

  • P&G matches Street 1Q forecasts
    P&G matches Street 1Q forecasts

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) on Friday reported net income of $1.99 billion in its fiscal first quarter.

  • White House fence-jumper: What happened to dogs who caught him?
    White House fence-jumper: What happened to dogs who caught him?

    This time the Secret Service let the dogs out – and the guard dogs did their job.

  • China launches first mission to moon and back
    China launches first mission to moon and back

    China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. "The first stage of the first return journey test in China's moon probe programme has been successful," it said after the launch, from the Xichang space base in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The module will be 413,000 kilometres from Earth at its furthest point on the eight-day mission, it added.

  • Video shows bikers taunting California officer
    Video shows bikers taunting California officer

    MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A group of motorcycle riders alternately taunted and ignored an officer trying to pull them over while they popped their front wheels in the air and weaved on a California highway, a recently posted video shows.

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