Category: North America
LimeWire Shut Down By US Federal Court

One of the popular online sharing services today received a very bad news from the United States Federal Court after the music industry that filed suit due to copyright infringement won the case five months ago.
LimeWire was ordered by the court to shut down its online service after the US judge ruled to favor the case filed by 13 music [...]

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Most Expensive School of $578 Million in US Under Fire

When everyone thought that the United States is really tightening its belt after going through the financial crises and has not fully-recovered yet, an opening of the most expensive school in history is scheduled next month.
The Robert F. Kenney Community Schools that costs around $578 million is expected to house more than 4,200 students.  The school in Los Angeles especially [...]

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Vuvuzela, Wardrobe Malfunction Take Their Place on Oxford Dictionary

When you thought that all the buzz and noise that the African instrument emanates is all limited during the World Cup, well, the vuvuzela has taken also language by storm.
Vuvuzela is most recently been added on the Oxford Dictionary for English, one of the 2,000 new words beefing up the third edition of the dictionary with words mostly coming from [...]

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Baja California and Los Angeles Earthquake, Photos/Pictures and Video Updates
Baja California and Los Angeles Earthquake, Photos/Pictures and Video Updates

The northern part of Baja California was hit by a magnitude 6.9 – 7.2 earthquake according to preliminary reports by seismologists from the U.S. Geological Survey around 3:40 p.m.
The epicenter of the strong earthquake was located south of California’s border with Mexico.
As of the moment, no death was reported or massive damages in properties though there were so reported injuries.  [...]

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Gilbert Arenas Gold Guns Photos, Pictures
Gilbert Arenas Gold Guns Photos, Pictures

NBA superstar Gilbert Arenas has been suspended from the basketball league due to gun-totting incidents and after pleading guilty for a felony gun charge.
And now, fans and the public will have to see how his toy looks like with online news sites publishing the photos of the guns of Gilbert Arenas of the Wizards.
Though not yet sentenced by the court, [...]

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Death is not the End of Everything, Even with your Bills
Death is not the End of Everything, Even with your Bills

A dead man in the U.S. was still receiving bills from Verizon up to February 2010 despite his demise on June 2009.
Deceased Bill Young, through his daughter Cynthia Lacy went to Verizon to report the problem and presented the death certificate of his father.
Unfortunately, a Verizon representative had not granted her request to cut off the bill as she does [...]

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General Motors, GM Motors Car Recall│Affected Car Models
General Motors, GM Motors Car Recall│Affected Car Models

News from US: General Motors Co. or GM will also make a car recall of over 1.3 million of its Chevrolet and Pontiac compact cars. The GM car recall will only be effective on cars sold on Canada, U.S. and Mexico. Though the cars are still to drive, but concerns were found that it is already quite difficult for drivers [...]

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Global Warming Believers and Skeptics
Global Warming Believers and Skeptics

Stronger and more erratic behaviors of typhoons; rising sea levels; drought; extinction of animal species; bleaching of coral reefs; and new breed of diseases.  These are only a few of the long lists of the outcomes of the steady climb on the global temperature or what we call Global Warming.
The most recent devastation that the Typhoons Ondoy and Peping brought [...]

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