U.S. renews efforts to extradite Roman Polanski

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(HollywoodReporter) Roman Polanski has evaded a renewed extradition attempt by U.S. authorities that had asked the Polish government to seize the director during a visit to Poland, Agence France Presse reported on Thursday.

Polanski was questioned by prosecutors in Krakow on Thursday, but was then released, according to the report. Thursday’s incident came after an attempt by U.S. authorities to have Polanski arrested when he traveled to Warsaw for the opening of a Jewish museum, it said.

He has been wanted by U.S. police since 1978 after leaving the country before he could be sentenced for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

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Rich pay sky-high prices for meteorites

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(Agence France-Presse) One small check to a businessman, one giant leap for a meteorite: After journeys of millions of kilometers, rocks formed from the primordial soup of the solar system have landed on the walls of a Chinese showroom.

For some of China’s wealthy, the terrestrial trappings of fast cars, designer bags and deluxe apartments are worthless compared with bounty from outer space.

Tong Xianping is among the Chinese entrepreneurs paying astronomical prices and making an impact in one of the world’s more arcane markets.

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Commando who killed bin Laden to reveal identity

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(Agence France-Presse) The US Navy Seal commando who fired the shots which killed al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden is to reveal his identity in a Fox News television documentary next month, the network announced Wednesday.

“The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden” will air in two segments Nov. 11-12, with the commando recounting his role in the raid that killed Bin Laden at his Pakistani compound in 2011.

The Navy SEAL “will share his story of training to be a member of America’s elite fighting force and explain his involvement in Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that killed Bin Laden,” the network said in a press release.

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Bob Dylan to release new album in 2015

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(Good Morning America) Rock legend Bob Dylan will release a new album in 2015, he has confirmed, after he unexpectedly put out a cover of a Frank Sinatra song.

The announcement comes ahead of the commercial release on Tuesday of “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series, Volume 11,” a six-CD set of restored recordings of Dylan’s 1967 sessions with his ensemble The Band.

A note in the boxed-set says simply: “‘Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night,’ New album coming in 2015.”

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Mother has 4 limbs removed after abortion

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(The Local) A woman who had an abortion in Bordeaux is suing the medical team that performed the procedure after she ended up having to have partial amputations to both arms and legs.

Mother of three, Priscilla Dray was admitted to the maternity unit of Bordeaux University Hospital for the abortion in the summer of 2011, Sud Ouest reported.

The operation lasted a few hours and on the Friday evening the 36-year-old shopkeeper was able to return home to her family.

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Nursing-home staff busted for beating Alzheimer’s patient

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(WFLA-TV) Two Winter Haven nursing assistants were charged with battery of an elderly person after police say they were captured on video tormenting and hitting a 76-year-old Alzheimer’s patient.

On Wednesday, Winter Haven Police arrested Yashika Zenobiaha Jones, 28, and Rose Dorlean Blaise, 35, who work at Palm Gardens Nursing Home located at 1120 Cypress Gardens Blvd. S.E. in Winter Haven.

Police say an investigation uncovered the abuse on three separate occasions in October.

“This egregious behavior from these two who are supposed to be caring for our infirm is absolutely sickening,” said Winter Haven Police Chief Charlie Bird.

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2 anti-violence organizers severely beat ex-roomie

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(Pittsburgh Tribune) Two “Stop the Violence” organizers in Washington County allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.

Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures. Arrested moments later, Ardeno was still wearing the same “Stop the Violence” T-shirt she had on the night before when she coordinated a march protesting two recent shootings, Washington Police Chief Chris Luppino said.

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Virus found in lakes changing way people think?

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(BusinessInsider) While conducting a separate experiment, a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska accidentally discovered something unexpected and potentially disturbing.

A virus was living in the mouths and throats of a good portion of the people in the study, a virus that the researchers didn’t think was capable of infecting humans. Worse still, it seemed to be slowing some of the subjects’ mental abilities, especially their ability to process visual information.

The surprising part about this for researchers was that a microscopic organism that we thought could infect only algae — plants — was living in about 40% of the small number of people tested.

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China filling strategic reserve with cheap oil

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(OilPrice) With oil prices at new modern lows, China is seizing the opportunity to stock up. The Wall Street Journal reports that a division of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) just completed the largest purchase ever for crude oil on an exchange based in Singapore, securing 40 tanker loads in October alone. The move comes after China’s oil consumption had its second highest month ever in September.

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