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U.S. businesses tap into trend for bigger butts

Nov 12, 2014

U.S. businesses tap into trend for bigger butts

Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance of a rounder rump are selling out. The U.S. booty business is getting a big ...

Saudi Arabia may ease ban on women driving

Nov 8, 2014

Saudi Arabia may ease ban on women driving

The Saudi king’s advisory council has recommended that the government lift its ban on female drivers, a member of the council said Friday. The change would apply only to women over 30, and they must be off the road by 8 p.m. and could ...

Nov 6, 2014

Pope mulls removing marriage annulment charges

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced the hardships Catholics can face when seeking marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an official who tried to charge thousands of dollars for one. Francis told participants at a Vatican course for officials dealing with annulments that as bishop ...

Nov 2, 2014

After nationwide blackout, Bangladesh's power supply is restored

Power was back on across Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when the transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said. The country’s energy grid was fully restored, and any further problems that may ...

Egypt jails eight men over viral 'gay marriage' video

Nov 1, 2014

Egypt jails eight men over viral 'gay marriage' video

An Egyptian court jailed eight men for three years Saturday over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding, which went viral on the Internet. Homosexuality is not specifically banned under Egyptian law, so the men, arrested in September, were convicted of broadcasting ...

Oct 31, 2014

'I'm Proud to Be Gay,' Apple CEO Tim Cook

by Tim Cook

Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping ...

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Oct 31, 2014

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged ...