Scott Neuman

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India Refuses Permission For Country's First Playboy Club

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hugh Heffner's empire has run afoul of conservative politicians in India, who have decided to halt plans for the country's first Playboy Club.

PB Lifestyle, the Indian firm with rights to the Playboy brand, had hoped that the club in the southwestern state of Goa would be the first of ...

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China Gives Breakdown Of Its Military, Criticizes U.S.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

China on Tuesday detailed the structure of its military force in a special national defense report that also took a swipe at the United States for what it described as stoking tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.

In what state media in China said was a first, Beijing outlined in ...

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IMF Lowers 2013 Economic Growth Forecasts

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The International Monetary Fund has lowered its projections for global economic growth, including in the United States, citing sharp cuts in government spending and the struggling eurozone.

The Washington, D.C.-based international lender's World Economic Outlook shaved its 2013 forecast to 3.3 percent from 3.5 percent. It also trimmed its ...

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Social Media Helped Find Loved Ones After Marathon Bombing

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In the chaos and mayhem that followed the Boston Marathon bombing, many people were frantic to learn the fate of friends and loved ones who were either in the race or watched it from the sidelines.

But heavy cellphone use caused frustrating delays and congestion in the system, prompting the ...

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Witnesses To Marathon Explosions Describe Panic And Horror

Monday, April 15, 2013

People near the finish line of the Boston Marathon described horrific scenes of the chaos that followed two loud explosions in quick succession this afternoon, sending spectators rushing away from the scene in panic as others lay bloodied and wounded on the ground.

One witness, Aaron Michael told

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Two Explosions Rock Boston Marathon Finish Line; At Least 3 Dead, Dozens Injured

Monday, April 15, 2013

NPR's Dina Temple Raston reports that the FBI has sent counterterrorism officials to the scene. The blasts happened in quick succession four hours after the beginning of the men's rac...

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Ford, GM Will Jointly Develop Fuel-Efficient Transmissions

Monday, April 15, 2013

Rivals Ford and General Motors said Monday they will work together to develop new transmissions aimed at helping them meet upcoming fuel efficiency standards.

The new 9-speed transmissions for front-wheel-drive vehicles and 10 speeds for rear-drive and SUVs and trucks are expected to reach the market by 2016.

"Engineering teams ...

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Dish Network Makes $25 Billion Bid For Sprint

Monday, April 15, 2013

Satellite TV distributor Dish Network has offered to buy telecom giant Sprint Nextel Corp. in a $25.5 billion deal, a move that could derail a similar offer by the Japanese phone company SoftBank.

Dish says that it has offered $17.3 billion in cash and $8.2 billion in stock for Sprint. ...

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FAA Orders Inspection Of Boeing 737s

Monday, April 15, 2013

Federal aviation officials have ordered that more than 1,000 Boeing 737s be examined to see if a key part on the plane's tail section needs to be replaced, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued the airworthiness directive for a pin that holds the 737's horizontal ...

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Russia's Putin Announces $50 Billion In New Space Spending

Friday, April 12, 2013

Moscow will spend $52 billion on its space program through 2020, including money for completion of a new launch facility on Russian soil.

The announcement came from President Vladimir Putin as he spoke to orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Cosmonaut's Day, the 52nd anniversary of the ...

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Judge Rejects $20 Million Severance For American Airlines CEO

Friday, April 12, 2013

A severance package of $20 million might have seemed reasonable to American Airlines CEO Tom Horton, but a U.S. bankruptcy judge says it's too much.

The proposed payout, part of a deal that would merge American parent AMR and US Airways Group, first caught the attention of U.S. Trustee Tracy ...

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Ryan Says He's 'Cautiously Optimistic' On A Bipartisan Budget Deal

Friday, April 12, 2013

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tells NPR that he's "cautiously optimistic" that a budget deal can be reached with the White House.

Speaking to NPR a day after President Obama unveiled a 2014 budget proposal that includes cuts to Social Security and Medicare, as well as tax increases and ...

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Price Tag On Cyprus Bailout Goes Up

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It's going to cost more to bail out Cyprus than originally projected, with officials now saying the cost will be $30 billion instead of the original estimate of $23 billion.

"It's a fact the memorandum of November talked about 17.5 billion [euros] in financing needs. And it has emerged this ...

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Mother Of George Zimmerman Accuses Media Of 'False Narrative'

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The mother of George Zimmerman, who was arrested a year ago in connection with the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has issued a letter proclaiming her son's innocence and decrying the media's "false narrative" about the fatal shooting.

Robert Zimmerman, the brother of the accused, released the letter from ...

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Tepid Reception To Windows 8 Blamed For Drop In PC Sales

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sales of new PCs plummeted nearly 14 percent globally in the first three months of the year, and much of the blame is being placed on Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system.

International Data Corp. reported Wednesday that shipments of PCs totaled 76.3 million worldwide in the first quarter of ...

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Japanese Carmakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Faulty Airbags

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Some 3.4 million vehicles produced by four Japanese automakers are being voluntarily recalled due to faulty airbag inflators.

The inflators were installed in some of Toyota's top-selling Camry and Corolla models produced since 2000. Certain Honda Civics and Mazdas are also subject to recall, which also reportedly includes the Maxima ...

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Dealer Says He Doctored Most Valuable Baseball Card Ever Sold

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A judge has rejected a plea agreement from the former head of a sports memorabilia auction house who admitted to using shill bidders to drive up prices and to altering the most valuable baseball card ever sold.

William Mastro of Mastro Auctions admitted to doctoring the 1909 Honus Wagner ...

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Test-Tube Baby Pioneer Dies

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The man whose research led to the world's first test-tube baby more than three decades ago, has died at age 87.

Robert Edwards, who later won the Nobel Prize, began experimenting with in vitro fertilization, or IVF, in the late 1960s. His work, controversial at the time, eventually led to ...

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Postal Service Will Keep Saturday Mail Delivery After All

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The U.S. Postal Service has backed off a plan to halt Saturday mail delivery, saying that Congress has forced it to continue the service despite massive cost overruns.

In a statement released Wednesday, the USPS Board of Governors said restrictive language included in the latest Continuing Resolution, which keeps ...

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Russian Parliament Moves Ahead On Anti-Blasphemy Measure

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to an anti-blasphemy bill that would make it a crime to offend religious feelings.

The BBC reports that the bill was drafted last year after members of the punk band Pussy Riot used Moscow's main Russian Orthodox cathedral to perform a protest song ...

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