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Source: Cory Booker weighs bid for N.J. governor in '13

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat who leads New Jersey's largest city, is mulling a gubernatorial run against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in 2013, a Democratic county chairman said Friday.

Woman drowns while getting wedding pictures taken

A woman drowned after being pulled under the water by a strong current while she was having photos taken in her wedding dress near waterfalls, Quebec police said Friday.

Mexico scrambles to cope with egg shortage

The Mexican government is battling an egg shortage and hoarding that have caused prices to spike in a country with the highest per-capita egg consumption on Earth.

Mexican Navy: Police fired on U.S. gov't vehicle

Mexican federal police fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle and wounded two U.S. government employees Friday after their vehicle drove into a rural, mountainous area outside the capital where the officers were looking for criminals, Mexican and U.S. officials said.

Ann Romney’s convention speech moved to Tuesday

Organizers of the Republican National Convention are moving Ann Romney's speech to Tuesday night after the three major television networks opted against airing convention coverage on Monday. According to GOP officials, Romney, the wife of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, will swap speaking slots with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who had been set to [...]

Rep. Todd Akin says he’s staying in the race

Embattled Rep. Todd Akin reaffirmed his intention to stay in the Missouri Senate race Friday evening after a week of fellow Republicans calling on him to step aside and be replaced because of his damaging comments about rape. "I may not be the favorite candidate of some people within the Republican establishment," Akin said in [...]

Biden reportedly skipping stop in Tampa

Vice President Joe Biden is postponing his planned trip to Tampa, Fla., the site of the Republican National Convention.

Video: Surgeon rides kid’s bike through traffic in race to hospital

Dr. Catherine Baucom was stuck in traffic while making her way to the BRASS Surgery Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Wednesday. So the determined doctor left her car behind and cut through the traffic jam on a 7-year-old's pink bicycle. "Catherine called, she was outside my house.  She said 'Hey do you have a [...]

Dems deploy traveling billboard featuring photo of Romney, Trump

As part of its counter-convention activities, the Democratic National Committee will send a truck to Tampa emblazoned with campaign material painting Romney as an agent of the rich. One side shows generic middle class Americans juxtaposed with Mitt Romney and Donald Trump and reads "End Medicare for us... to fund tax cuts for them." The [...]

Europe’s most valuable monuments: What made the list?

The Eiffel Tower isn't just the most widely known landmark in Paris. It's also just been rated the most valuable landmark in all of Europe. A new study by Italy's Monza and Brianza Chamber of Commerce values the Eiffel Tower at about $544 billion, placing it far ahead of other historic locations, including Rome's Coliseum [...]

Time-lapse photography video paints L.A. with light

When you think of Los Angeles what comes to mind? For most of us it's the Hollywood sign, the celebrities, and the traffic. It's a fast-moving city, where often people may find it hard to stop and take in the beautiful scenery of the beaches, [...]

Celebrate National Waffle Day with waffle-flavored vodka

September 24 is National Waffle Day, a day to mark the breakfast delight enjoyed by millions of people around the world everyday. To help celebrate the occasion, Georgi vodka has a line of waffle-flavored vodkas. The new flavors are being debuted at two locations on Friday: The Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook, New York, [...]

Samsung guilty of infringing on some Apple patents

A U.S. jury said on Friday that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had infringed some of Apple Inc's patents. The verdict is still being read in a San Jose, California, federal courtroom and not all of the key legal findings have been announced. (Reporting By Gerry Shih)

Sponsors stand by Armstrong, despite doping accusations

Lance Armstrong could lose millions in winnings and endorsements fees if he is stripped of his racing titles, but so far his major sponsors say they have no intention of dropping Armstrong, largely because of his work with the Livestrong Foundation.

Navy vet shot by deputy in own backyard—family seeks answers

The brother of a Navy veteran shot by a deputy in her own backyard wants the sheriff's department to admit its mistake and take responsibility for the incident. Jennifer Orey, 36, was shot Sunday in a surprise encounter with two sheriff's deputies who were searching for a man reportedly in the area wearing a ski [...]

Confidential document lays out Assange police tactics

A confidential document photographed by Britain's Press Association news agency lays out Scotland Yard's simple strategy for dealing with Julian Assange should he ever try to leave Ecuador's Embassy in London.

Greenpeace activists storm Russian oil rig

Greenpeace activists were first offered hot soup, then showered with blasts of cold water and pieces of metal after they stormed a floating Russia oil platform and erected climbing tents on the side of the rig Friday to protest drilling in the Arctic.

2 US gov't employees said hurt in Mexico shooting

Two U.S. government employees were shot and wounded in an attack on their vehicle south of Mexico City on Friday, a law enforcement official said.

Lance Armstrong banned for life, career vacated

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday — including his record seven Tour de France titles — and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances.

Romney: ‘No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate’

Mitt Romney made a joke about the so-called "birther" conspiracies that question whether President Barack Obama is an American citizen, telling a crowd in his home state of Michigan that no one has ever questioned his birthplace.

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