Virginia GOP reconsiders voter pledge

Virginia GOP reconsiders voter pledge

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Virginia Republican Chairman Pat Mullins announced Wednesday on Facebook there would be a meeting Jan. 21 to reconsider a voter loyalty pledge, officials say.

Swedish man accused of raping teens

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Swedish man is accused of raping five teenage girls he allegedly met on Facebook, prosecutors said.

Nail that elusive job, promotion or raise

CHICAGO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Finding a job in 2012 will be hard but not hopeless, Chicago human resources firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Tuesday.

Town mourns father, 2 sons killed in fire

SICAMOUS, British Columbia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A small town in British Columbia is mourning the New Year's Day mobile home fire that killed a 28-year-old man and his two sons, 3 and 4, police said.

Son of Motown's Joe Billingslea killed

DETROIT, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The manager of a Detroit nightclub was shot and killed while trying to break up an altercation between customers on New Year's Day, police said.
U.S. envoy to Syria appalled by violence

U.S. envoy to Syria appalled by violence

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The killing of hundreds of people at the hands of Syrian security forces is a tragedy condemned by much of the world, the U.S. envoy to Damascus said.

Student's accused killer: I am 'Psycho'

MANCHESTER, England, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The 20-year-old Englishman charged with killing an Indian university student gave his first name as "Psycho" during a brief court appearance Monday.

Offensive Facebook images trigger riots

ASSUIT, Egypt, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Rioting broke out in Assuit, Egypt, after a 15-year-old Coptic student allegedly posted offensive images of the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook, authorities say.

Juror kicked off for Facebook request

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Florida man removed from a civil trial jury after sending a Facebook friend request to a defendant was "very close to going to jail," an attorney said.

Ultra-conservative Jews adopt Nazi theme

JERUSALEM, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The use of Nazi symbols and Holocaust prisoner uniforms by protesting ultra-Orthodox Jews in a Jerusalem neighborhood sparked a national outcry Sunday.

Slain student's family angry at police

MANCHESTER, England, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The family of an Indian student shot dead in Manchester say British authorities have not given them full information about the killing.

Downturn influences meal-planning trends

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The Great Recession changed many things about U.S. family life, including how families spend their time, what they buy and what they eat, a food expert says.

Fox apologizes for 'Who killed Jesus' poll

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Fox Latin America says it has pulled and apologized for an online poll that asked who was responsible for Jesus' death and included Jews as a possible answer.

Police: Parents bound young kids with tape

ASH FORK, Ariz., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Police in Arizona said they arrested two parents after pictures appeared online of their children bound at the wrists and ankles with duct tape.
Russian patriarch: Listen to protesters

Russian patriarch: Listen to protesters

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Patriarch Kirill I, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, has backed the right to protest and urged the government to listen to the protesters.
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The Facebook homepage of Mark Zuckerberg is displayed on the Internet on December 15, 2010. Zuckerberg, 26, has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2010. Zuckerberg is the CEO and co-founder of Facebook. UPI

Facebook is a social networking service and Web site launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.[1] As of July 2011[update], Facebook has more than 800 million active users.[6] Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Really Good Friends". The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by some university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other. Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the site.

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