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World’s Heaviest Pumpkin Weighs More Than 2,000 Pounds

Posted On September 30, 2014

(Mainz, Germany) -- A Swiss gardener has grown the world's heaviest pumpkin. It weighs about as much as a Volkswagen Beetle, tipping the scales at two-thousand-97-pounds. Officials with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth weighed the massive gourd recently in Germany. It broke a world record previously held by a California couple.

State Dept. Distances Itself From Netanyahu Comments

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The State Department disagrees with some of the comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. In his speech to the UN General Assembly, Netanyahu remarked that militant Islamists want to dominate the world. When asked if the U.S. shares the same view, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the government…

Justin Bieber No-Show At Ontario Hearing

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Stratford, Ontario) -- Justin Bieber won't be making any appearances at the courthouse in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario in the very near future. "London Free Press" says the pop star's attorney Brian Greenspan was flying solo at a scheduled hearing on Monday. The Biebs is facing charges of assault and dangerous driving after an…

U.S.-Led Airstrike In Syria May Have Caused Civilian Deaths

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Undated) -- A human rights organization claims a U.S.-led airstrike in Syria has resulted in civilian deaths. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes targeting ISIS military facilities in Aleppo also hit a grain silo northeast of the city on Monday, killing an unknown number of civilians. Army General Martin Dempsey has said that…

Pro-Democracy Protests Increase In Hong Kong

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Hong Kong) -- Protests in Hong Kong are stronger than ever, even after police used tear gas, pepper spray and batons on protesters yesterday. At least 40 people were injured. The announcement that the Hong Kong government was pulling back riot police today has brought more people into the demonstrations. Nicknamed "Occupy Central," the movement…