American Muslims have not been protesting the recent anti-Islam video, <em>The Innocence of Muslims</em>. However, they have held demonstrations in recent years, including this one directed at the New York police department in November 2011.
Originally published on Mon September 24, 2012 12:00 pm
Muslims have been demonstrating from North Africa to Southeast Asia, often violently, over the film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad. But, in America, Muslims have been virtually silent over the video Innocence Of Muslims.
Saturday marks the 150th anniversary of a crucial moment in U.S. history. On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, announcing his intention to free the slaves in the states rebelling against the Union.
Unemployment is rampant in Spain and full-time jobs are scarce. Here a woman works at a street stall in Madrid. Some Spaniards are signing up for "time banks," where individuals perform services based on their skills, and receive another service in return. No money changes hands. A woman is shown here working at a street stall in Madrid.
President Obama named a new national monument on Friday: Chimney Rock in southwestern Colorado. With two sandstone spires soaring from a mesa, not only is Chimney Rock a spectacular place; it also provides a fascinating glimpse into the ancient people who lived in that region more than 1,000 years ago.
A screengrab shows three highly funded Design projects currently on Kickstarter's site. The company's founder say they will require more information about the challenges potential entrepreneurs could face.
Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 11:06 pm
Even as it has received praise for bringing innovative ideas to life, Kickstarter has been criticized for allowing creators to be a little fuzzy about their plans — and for providing little recourse to investors who become unsatisfied with the project they've supported. The site has now announced changes that it hopes will ease those troubles.
The biggest change is a new section called "Risks and Challenges," which requires potential entrepreneurs to list the obstacles they face, and how they plan to deal with them.
In the third in a series discussing the variety of entertainment available all around us here in Western North Carolina, I took a look at Chapman Cultural Center, just across the border in Spartanburg, SC. Each of the previous offerings has been different in the types of entertainment offered, for whom the entertainment is selected, and, in the case of the Chapman Cultural Center, the fact that it is possible to bring together an entire county's worth of organizations under one giant umbrella.
Wisconsin is a prime battleground state in this year's presidential election.
Republicans hope the pick of native son Paul Ryan as their vice presidential nominee will bolster their chances to turn the state red in November. Wisconsin hasn't voted for a Republican for president since 1984. Barack Obama won the state by a blowout 14 points in 2008. And a run of Wisconsin polls this week shows him widening his lead over Mitt Romney.
So what do Wisconsin voters have to say about their choices — and their mood?
The Space Shuttle Endeavour passes the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Observatory as seen from Dodger Stadium Friday.
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The space shuttle Endeavour flies atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft or SCA over the Griffith Park Obervatory in Los Angeles.
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Spectators take pictures with varied levels of excitement, as the Space Shuttle Endeavour, mounted on NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies near Santa Monica.
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Spectators Mario Vasquez of Redondo Beach and his son Mario Jr., 2, watch as Endeavour prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport Friday. In a few weeks, the shuttle will travel through the city's streets to its new home at the California Science Center.
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Space shuttle Endeavour and its Shuttle Carrier Aircraft land at Los Angeles International Airport.
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The space shuttle Endeavor flies by Griffith Observatory on its final voyage to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Friday.
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Spectators Mario Vasquez, 40, of Redondo Beach and his son Mario Jr., 2, watch as space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport Friday.
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a modified 747 passes the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory as seen from Dodger Stadium Friday.