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Foreign Political and Banking Woes Make Investors Wary
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:16:16 GMT

Geopolitical problems in Israel and Ukraine, and banking problems in Argentina and Portugal, have investors a little more cautious as the market dips.






Procter & Gamble to Streamline Offerings, Dropping Up to 100 Brands
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:53:48 GMT

The company is facing investor pressure to pare its product lineup and trim costs.






Bits Blog: Amazon Wants Cheaper E-Books. But Should It Get to Enforce Prices?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:47:24 GMT

The retailer argues that e-books should be priced at $9.99. But there is a risk that eliminating price experimentation could stifle creative business ideas.






Theater Review: ‘Stupid _______ Bird’ Returns to Woolly Mammoth Theater
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:07:15 GMT

Aaron Posner’s a tarter “sort of” adaptation of Chekhov, returns to the Woolly Mammoth in Washington.

Obama Expresses Confidence in C.I.A. Director
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:31:08 GMT

Mr. Obama said his administration has tried to confront the many crises around the world, and should get more credit for the effort, even when positive outcomes are not immediately apparent.






Investigators in Ukraine Begin Search of Plane Crash Site
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:08:47 GMT

Dutch and Australian police officers on Friday were finally able to fan out over the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site and to search for human remains overlooked by local workers.






Visiting India, Kerry Seeks Compromises With Modi
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:07:58 GMT

In his first meeting with the new prime minister, the secretary of state tried to improve relations and close a divide over a trade treaty.






Safety at School: Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:07:35 GMT

A lack of funding for investigators means the real power of the legislation would be the anonymous survey data from students published online.

Hamas’s Shift to Tunnel Warfare Catches Israel by Surprise
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:50:34 GMT

Though Israel knew about Hamas’s tunnels, it has been surprised by how the militant group trained its fighters to use them.






Job Market Shows New Gains, but Pace Eases
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:07:07 GMT

The government said 209,000 jobs were created in July, while economists had expected about 230,000. The unemployment rate inched up to 6.2 percent.






Gaza Cease-Fire Collapses; Israeli Soldier Is Captured
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:14:50 GMT

A humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict collapsed within hours, as the Israeli military annonced a soldier appeared to have been captured.






Kerry Calls on Qatar and Turkey to Gain Release of Israeli Soldier
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:59 GMT

Secretary of State John Kerry asked the two nations to use their influence after the abduction, which took place shortly after a cease-fire was to go into effect.






Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:08:49 GMT

A panel of five judges ruled on narrow technical grounds, preserving the possibility that the measure could be altered and revived.






W.H.O. Says Outbreak of Ebola Virus Is Outpacing Control Efforts
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:12:13 GMT

Leaders of the affected countries and the head of the World Health Organization introduced a $100 million plan to combat the disease.






On the Runway Blog: Gareth Pugh Is About to Disrupt New York Fashion Week
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:08:50 GMT

The British designer is leaving Paris Fashion Week, at least this season, to stage a performance showcasing his new designs.

Political Memo: Foreign Crises Fade on Congressional Campaign Trail
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:41:57 GMT

Violence in Gaza, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine has dominated the news this summer, but is drawing little reaction from candidates in the midterm elections.

Cantor, Ex-Majority Leader, to Leave Congress Early
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:35:23 GMT

The early departure of Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican, could allow his successor to participate in the lame-duck session of Congress this fall.






Sinosphere Blog: Anticorruption Campaign Targets Second CCTV Head
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:30:36 GMT

Liu Wen, the director of China Central Television’s documentary channel, CCTV-9, and producer of the hit series “A Bite of China,” has been detained on suspicion of corruption.

DealBook: Socit Gnrale Profit Rises as Loan Problems Recede
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:54:38 GMT

France’s second-largest bank said its second-quarter net income was up 7.8 percent to about $1.37 billion, but it still faces potential risks, including exposure to Russia.






Siegfried Sassoon’s World War I Diaries Become Available Online
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:21:01 GMT

Cambridge University has digitized 4,100 handwritten pages of notes by the British wartime poet and made them available for free online.

Ugandan Court Invalidates Anti-Gay Law
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:18:28 GMT

A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.






Education Life: Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:00:16 GMT

Looking to the future of a challenging profession, law schools want their students to be able to advise entrepreneurs in coming fields. That means learning quantitative skills, business and tech.

DealBook: Argentina Is in Default, and Also Maybe in Denial
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:50:28 GMT

For a nation that went through a devastating default 13 years ago, the collective memory of what a real economic default feels like is still fresh.






ArcelorMittal Returns to Profit as Steel Demand Rises
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:37:54 GMT

The world’s largest steel maker reported a $52 million profit in its first profitable quarter since 2012, but forecast lower earnings for the year.

Sinosphere Blog: Research Plan on Bear Bile Medicine Is Hailed by Animal Activists
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:36:18 GMT

Shanghai Kaibao Pharmaceutical has told its investors that its research project to develop a bear bile equivalent using poultry bile had received the support of the Chinese central government.


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Experts recover human remains at Ukraine crash site despite new fighting
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:19:26 GMT

KIEV (Reuters) - International experts found the remains of more victims of the downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday but fighting nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels renewed security concerns around the wreckage.






Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shelling
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:13:37 GMT

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers.






Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militias
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:18:28 GMT

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city.






Republicans revive U.S. border security bills to speed deportations
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:16:16 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives sought to patch over another deep rift and pass revised border security legislation on Friday, hoping to persuade voters they are acting to tackle the growing crisis over child migrants from Central America.

U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate rises
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:47:10 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed a bit in July andthe unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, pointing to slack in the labor market that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.






Obama calls House immigration bill extreme, vows action
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:21:16 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday immigration legislation on track to pass in the House of Representatives is unworkable and will force him to act on his own to address pressures from a surge of illegal immigrants on the southwestern border.

African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:39:28 GMT

CONAKRY (Reuters) - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease.






Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:35:34 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques."

Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:52:53 GMT

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just as the country's failure to service a June interest payment was declared a "credit event."






Collateral damage: How Iran sanctions fears hurt humanitarian trade
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:51:35 GMT

LONDON/ANKARA (Reuters) - It should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to Iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the Gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international sanctions.

Slot machine maker Scientific Games to buy rival Bally
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:45:53 GMT

(Reuters) - U.S. Slot machine maker Scientific Games Corp will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc in a $3.27 billion deal, the latest in a consolidating U.S. gaming industry.

Tape emerges of Clinton discussing bin Laden day before 9/11 attack
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:38:19 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton said he "could have killed" Osama bin Laden in remarks to an audience in Australia the day before al Qaeda's 2001 attacks on the United States, according to an audio tape that emerged this week.

Consumer sentiment dips in July
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:21:19 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment edged down in July, while an index of consumer expectations weakened for a third straight month, a survey released on Friday showed.

Fed's Fisher, Plosser push for earlier rate hike
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:17:28 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two top Federal Reserve officials known for their hawkish policy views said Friday they believed the U.S. economy was ready for interest rate hikes sooner than many expect, with one saying he thought rate hikes should start this year.

U.S. consumer spending rises, inflation pressures muted
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:44:13 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose for a fifth straight month in June, but a moderation in price increases suggested the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates anytime soon.

For some companies, influx of migrant children into U.S. means business
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:38:30 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For a handful of U.S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity.

Imam's killing in China may be aimed at making Muslim Uighurs choose sides
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:23:44 GMT

BEIJING (Reuters) - The murder of a state-backed imam in China's Xinjiang region underscores an escalation in 18 months of violence and could be part of a bid by extremists to persuade moderate Muslim Uighurs to turn against Beijing's controlled current of Islam.

Court rejects request to arrest Kremlin critic Navalny
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:22:54 GMT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday rejected a request by the prosecutor's office and the prison service to issue an arrest warrant for anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny on suspicion of violating his house arrest terms.






Argentina holds no positive expectations for Friday's debt hearing
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:18:36 GMT

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Friday the government held no positive expectations for a court hearing in New York later in the day that will discuss the South American country's debt default.

Congressman Cantor to resign seat early: Richmond Times-Dispatch
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:56:06 GMT

(Reuters) - Congressman Eric Cantor said he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a shock primary election defeat, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Friday.

Islamic State imposes media controls in Syrian province
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:46:01 GMT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State, the al Qaeda splinter group which has seized parts of Syria and Iraq, has told activists in Syria's Deir al-Zor province they must swear allegiance to it and submit to censorship, a monitoring group said on Friday.

U.S. says India refusal on WTO deal a wrong signal
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:40:12 GMT

NEW DELHI/SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that India's refusal to sign a global trade deal sent the wrong signal, and he urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible.

Argentine markets fall post-default, New York hearing on Friday
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:43:30 GMT

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's bond and stock markets and peso currency dropped on Thursday after Latin America's No. 3 economy defaulted for the second time in 12 years following the collapse of last-ditch talks with holdout creditors.






Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:02:26 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.

Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:59:49 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner's face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.







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Hilary Duff: Breakup is 'very difficult'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:08:45 EDT

Hilary Duff says her new album is "very positive" but admits that it started out "a lot heavier and a lot darker" because of the separation from her husband, Mike Comrie.

Will this film make Chris Pratt a star?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:51:04 EDT

Hollywood's A-list is a very tough club to crack, and membership is limited to stars of vast appeal with worldwide fame. Chris Pratt may soon get his invitation to join.

Actor transforms into James Brown
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:56:52 EDT

Chadwick Boseman has every reason to feel good as "Get On Up" opens in theaters.

From sex offender to millionaire
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:15:19 EDT

Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home.

'UPS driver handed me a noose'
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:21:53 EDT

A man claims a white UPS driver handed him a makeshift noose during an office delivery.

Needles found in meat at store
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:44:25 EDT

An Illinois man is facing federal charges for allegedly putting needles in packaged meat at a Shop 'N Save grocery store.

This man claims he's a cyborg
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:48:37 EDT

A man with an antenna implanted in his skull identifies as a cyborg. CNN's Laurie Segall reports on this growing trend.

Son walks to park; mom arrested
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:31:23 EDT

After letting her 7-year-old son walk from their home to a park to play, a Florida mother faces up to five years in jail for child neglect.

Little girl has a mortality meltdown
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:59:30 EDT

Watch 5-year old's meltdown over age and death. Jeanne Moos reports on a sis who doesn't want her bro ever to grow up.

'Big Bang Theory' stalls
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:44:41 EDT

Brace yourselves, "Big Bang Theory" fans: Production on the CBS comedy has been put on pause.

'Die Hard' actor dies
published: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:11:33 EDT

James Shigeta, a prolific and pioneering Asian-American actor whose 50-year career includes the movies "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song," died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Monday, his agent said. He was 81.

The big stories pushed to the wayside
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:57:22 EDT

While Israel, Ebola and Malaysia Airlines have dominated news cycle, violence unfolds in Syria, Libya, Nigeria and China.

5 medical studies you also missed
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:23:14 EDT

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

Watch robbers get a beat-down
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:59:41 EDT

Robbers get beat-down by cashier cashing in on his martial arts skills. Jeanne Moos reports on flying feet, and fists.

'These kids are already powerful'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:29:45 EDT

Growing up in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes watched many of his peers succumb to drugs, gangs and crime.

How often do you wash your sheets?
published: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:50:48 EDT

How often do you wash your jeans, bras and pillows? Here's a definitive guide to keeping all your quarters clean.

Man died after NYPD choke hold
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:02:20 EDT

The New York City medical examiner's office confirmed what demonstrators have said for weeks about the death of Eric Garner. The district attorney's office says it's still investigating.

Opinion: What led to man's death
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:06:39 EDT

The tragic death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD -- a fatal scuffle caught in all its horror in a video shot by a bystander -- is, in part, the product of a nationally recognized police strategy, "broken windows." It may have outlived its usefulness in many parts of New York.

Photos: Loved ones want justice
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:56:39 EDT

The death of Eric Garner after an altercation with NYPD officers has a Staten Island community asking what happened.

Police review training procedures
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:46:27 EDT

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton ordered an extensive review of the NYPD's training procedures after the death of Eric Garner, the man who was held in a choke hold and died while police attempted to arrest him, Bratton announced at a press conference Tuesday.

Anne Frank's final entry
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:16:32 EDT

Seventy years ago, Anne Frank made her final entry in her diary -- a work, says Francine Prose, that provides a crucial link to history for young people

The terrifying truth about Gaza war
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:47:47 EDT

What separates this round of the Israel-Hamas battle from earlier others is that there's no predictable path away from much more bloodshed

Why the 99% support the 1%
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:10:58 EDT

Here's something you don't see every day: The 99% demonstrating in support of the 1%. But that's exactly what's been happening for several weeks all around New England at Market Basket grocery stores.

Stephen Smith did nothing wrong
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:15:23 EDT

After football player Ray Rice was caught on video dragging his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator, his attorney called the incident a "very minor physical altercation." Where I'm from, when one combatant in a fight gets knocked out, that is no longer "minor."

Obama on Israeli soldier: Free him
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:49:00 EDT

Hamas or other Palestinian factions holding Israeli 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin must release him unconditionally for any chance at resolving the conflict, the President said.

Expert: Most Arab states back Israel
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:48:43 EDT

The conflict raging in Gaza is different this time.

Ebola patient coming soon to U.S.
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:15:12 EDT

Two Americans infected with Ebola are being moved separately from West Africa to a Georgia base and then transferred to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, officials say.

First look inside the Ebola ward
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:44:48 EDT

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers the first look inside Emory Hospital's isolation ward where Ebola patients will be treated

Outbreak could be 'catastrophic'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:44:49 EDT

Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa.

Accused girl ruled incompetent
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:21:45 EDT

One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman, Slenderman, was deemed incompetent to stand trial Friday -- at least for now -- according to court documents.

Grandma in standoff with police
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:43:24 EDT

A 90-year-old woman who was fed up with ongoing construction next to her home in Texas, aimed her shotgun at the workers.

Grisly search at MH17 site
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:03:55 EDT

The largest group yet of international monitors and experts reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, where they will push forward with the grisly task of recovering human remains.

Obama rips GOP on border bill
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:28:00 EDT

A day late and a compromise short.

'Fire challenge' injures teens
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:57:25 EDT

A "fire challenge," where teens pour rubbing alcohol over their bodies and set themselves on fire, is gaining popularity.

1st grade teacher: No desk for you!
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:59:00 EDT

A first grader was forced to sit on the floor for four week as punishment for drawing on her desk. KHOU has more.

Coyotes chase man and his dog
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:16:27 EDT

A California resident's home-surveillance shows a large pack of coyotes roaming through his neighborhood. KTLA reports.

Reporter eats 'unhealthiest' meal
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:13:51 EDT

A new survey calls Red Robin's "Monster" burger the "single unhealthiest" meal at a chain restaurant. KXTV reports.

What's new on Netflix and Amazon
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:43:01 EDT

Netflix and Amazon are adding titles to their streaming options in August.

Why are these celebs fighting?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:56:27 EDT

CNN's Lisa France looks at the latest Bieber fiasco with Orlando Bloom and other celebrity beefs. Mmm, celebrity beefs.

Ellsberg: He's a hero
published: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:18:17 EDT

Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.

1-in-30M, this one saved from Publix
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:04:28 EDT

Social media helps find home for rare lobster. Central Florida News 13 has the story.

World's best city beaches
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:46:12 EDT

In these cities, worker drones can strip off the suit and tie, jump into shorts or a bikini and enjoy the beach without leaving the urban perimeter.

10 spectacular U.S. waterfalls
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:12:37 EDT

You're likely to sweat a little to get to some of the best waterfalls. But they deliver a cool refuge and a powerful reminder of nature's force.

Don't let these jerks ruin your wedding
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:31:34 EDT

Whether it's the guest whose cell phone shrills in the middle of your vows or a drunken declaration made from your dance floor, there are just certain people who can put a crimp in your carefree wedding day.

See what treasure hunters found
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:08:26 EDT

A family of treasure hunters found a mystery artifact on the ocean floor in Florida. The gold piece is worth thousands.

Married 62 years, they die hours apart
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:43:37 EDT

This couple was married for 62 years and died hours apart -- while holding hands. KERO reports on the idyllic love story.

The week in 33 photos
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:37:57 EDT

Voyager 1: Interstellar superstar
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:28:22 EDT

For 37 years, it has revealed the secrets of our solar system. Here's how Voyager 1 made history.

Men caught stealing WHAT in 2 min.?
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:29:41 EDT

Eight men broke into a store and stole thousands of dollars worth of hair extensions. CNN affiliate KHOU has more.

World's largest naval exercise
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:38:49 EDT

Dog passes out from excitement
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:18:09 EDT

A dog passed out from excitement when her owner came home from Slovenia after being gone for two years.

ATM shocks customers with ...
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:42:44 EDT

A Canadian ATM moved customers to tears by giving them money and gifts. The bank said it just wanted to say thanks.

Neverland Ranch: Take a buyer's tour
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:17:24 EDT

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch may be changing hands. A look at what the new owners will get.

Adorable, rare sheep-goat hybrid
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:48:43 EDT

This rare sheep-goat hybrid is known as a "geep." The newborn is named Butterfly and was born at an Arizona petting zoo.

On board the world's newest jetliner
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:32:33 EDT

Takeoff on one of Airbus' new A350WXB test planes is a strangely quiet experience.

Bieber v. Bloom: Feud fuels buzz
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:59:28 EDT

Justin Bieber tweeted "Keeping it positive" just hours after a clash in a Spanish nightclub with Orlando Bloom on Wednesday.

Watch THIS and find the love of your life
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:44:17 EDT

Hugs, eye contact and of course, sex. Paul Zak breaks down the "love molecule" and how it effects our lives.

Obama: U.S. tortured
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:40:35 EDT

The comments were the President's strongest on the subject since he came into office denouncing the Bush years of "enhanced interrogation" of suspected terrorists.

72-hour cease-fire fails in 90 minutes
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:49:58 EDT

Israel says one of its soldiers has been captured, and the conflict in Gaza edges closer to escalation than to reconciliation.

Ebola outbreak could have 'catastrophic' consequences
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:10:35 EDT

Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa.

Ebola patients coming to U.S. triggers fears
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:37:59 EDT

The news that two U.S. Ebola patients are being brought to the United States has waves of concern ranging from worry to Hollywood "Outbreak" scenarios and conspiracy theories.

Obama: U.S. tortured
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:50:20 EDT

The comments were the President's strongest on the subject since he came into office denouncing the Bush years of "enhanced interrogation" of suspected terrorists.

Cheney: Lawyers said we didn't torture
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:33:41 EDT

Former Vice President Dick Cheney discusses his stance on "enhanced" interrogation techniques.

Book: CIA used torture to get intel
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:33:34 EDT

In a new book, former CIA counsel John Rizzo says he could have squelched all enhanced interrogation. Brian Todd reports.

Does enhanced interrogation work?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:36:11 EDT

Jose Rodriguez, author of "Hard Measures", argues that enhanced interrogation on terror suspects works.

Ebola
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:37:59 EDT

The news that two Ebola patients are being brought to America has created waves of concern ranging from mere worry to Hollywood "Outbreak" scenarios to conspiracy theories.

Israel-Gaza conflict
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:49:58 EDT

After weeks of fighting and more than 1,500 deaths, a humanitarian cease-fire began Friday between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

Choke hold death
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:28:56 EDT

The New York City medical examiner's office Friday confirmed what demonstrators had been saying for weeks: A police officer's choke hold on a man being arrested for selling loose cigarettes killed him. The death has been ruled a homicide.

MH17
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:31:01 EDT

The grisly search for human remains from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 entered a new phase Friday, as the largest group yet of international experts scoured the crash site in eastern Ukraine.

Slenderman stabbing
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:18:16 EDT

One of the 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman was deemed incompetent to stand trial Friday -- at least for now -- according to court documents.

Anne Frank
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:31:25 EDT

On Friday, August 4, 1944 -- a beautiful summer morning, not unlike the one on which I am writing this now -- a car pulled up in front of a spice warehouse at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. Inside the car were an Austrian Gestapo officer and his Dutch subordinates, who, acting on a tip-off (whose source has never been identified), had come to arrest the eight Jews who had been hiding for two years in an attic above the warehouse.

Bieber vs. Bloom
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:59:28 EDT

Justin Bieber tweeted "Keeping it positive" just hours after a clash in a Spanish nightclub with Orlando Bloom on Wednesday.

'Big Bang Theory'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:13:37 EDT

Brace yourselves, "Big Bang Theory" fans: Production on the CBS comedy has been put on pause.

The week in 33 photos
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:03:16 EDT

Look at me! 16 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:20:50 EDT

What a shot! 37 sports photos
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The week in 30 photos
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BBC News - World

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Gaza truce fails as Israeli 'seized'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:33:39 GMT

Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured and 53 Gazans are killed in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.

Ebola spreading too fast - WHO
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:03:21 GMT

The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.

Obama defends under-fire CIA director
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:17:35 GMT

President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.

MH17 crash team finds human remains
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:38:02 GMT

A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finds human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.

'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:39:51 GMT

Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay law
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:52:19 GMT

Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.

HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:09:18 GMT

Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.

Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:55:29 GMT

A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.

Judge urges Argentina default talks
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:29:16 GMT

In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.

Held GSK detective visited by son
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:09:14 GMT

The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:50:24 GMT

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:29:05 GMT

A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.

India hires mimics to scare monkeys
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:05:02 GMT

Forty men have been hired in India to impersonate monkeys, and scare away thousands of real monkeys causing havoc around Delhi's parliament.

Muhammad Ali gloves fetch $400,000
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:31:44 GMT

The gloves worn by boxer Muhammad Ali during the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier have been sold for nearly $400,000.

US Ebola victims to be evacuated
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:14:04 GMT

Efforts are under way to evacuate two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia, their organisation says.

Republicans inch towards border deal
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:24:18 GMT

Republicans in the House of Representatives are trying to agree on a bill dealing with the flood of undocumented children streaming over the border.

Mexico migrants' train deal reached
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:43:41 GMT

The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.

Guatemala buries massacre victims
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:54:28 GMT

The remains of 31 indigenous Ixil Mayans, killed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemala civil war, are buried in a ceremony in the country's north-west.

Somali MP shot dead outside mosque
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:27:50 GMT

A Somali MP is assassinated outside a mosque in Somalia's capital by Islamist militants - the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year.

Kenyan order to repossess Lamu land
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:11:50 GMT

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta orders the repossession of 70% of the land in Lamu, where there has been deadly violence since June.

Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:45:08 GMT

Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 66.

Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:44:15 GMT

Japan is giving Vietnam six naval ships for patrols in the South China Sea, amid regional tension over competing maritime claims with China.

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:52:41 GMT

Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.

Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:34:34 GMT

German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.

Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:44:33 GMT

The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.

Filipinos urged to leave Libya
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:11:48 GMT

A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.

Tory MP says Israel tactics 'brutal'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:55:41 GMT

An ex-defence minister condemns Israel's Gaza offensive after a ceasefire fails, as the foreign secretary says both sides must "act proportionately".

UK probes Israeli soldier nationality
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:57:09 GMT

The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.

Firms count cost of Russia sanctions
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:45:22 GMT

Around Europe, companies of all shapes and sizes are assessing the impact of the sanctions imposed by the EU this week following America's lead.

BA owner IAG moves into profit
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:35:30 GMT

British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.

WTO fails to seal global trade deal
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:19:08 GMT

The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

Lampard set for Man City loan move
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:45:04 GMT

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City on a loan deal from New York City FC.

Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:55:51 GMT

The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.

Bolt helps Jamaica reach 4x100m final
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:04:50 GMT

Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, starts his Glasgow 2014 campaign by helping Jamaica reach the men's 4x100m relay final.

Rolf Harris challenges conviction
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:54 GMT

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.

Silent film tops documentary poll
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:21:05 GMT

Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera is voted the greatest ever documentary in a poll of more than 300 film-makers and critics.

Veteran graffiti artist Robbo dies
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:49:44 GMT

The well-known London graffiti artist King Robbo, who notoriously feuded with Banksy, dies aged 45.

VIDEO: The village buried by a landslide
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:34:08 GMT

Zubair Ahmed reports on the search for survivors after a landslide buried Malin village in western India.

VIDEO: Cheers as Uganda annuls anti-gay law
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:19:41 GMT

Uganda's Constitutional Court has annulled tough anti-gay legislation signed into law in February. Andrew Harding reports.

VIDEO: Quads born on eve of Gaza ceasefire
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:38:35 GMT

Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.

VIDEO: French police's 'vanishing' cocaine
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:40:02 GMT

French police seize 50kg of cocaine which was then securely stored at the headquarters of their judicial police, but it has disappeared.

VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:50:02 GMT

Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24

VIDEO: Ebola patients 'will fare better in US'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:54:40 GMT

Two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia will stand a better chance of recovery once back in the US, a doctor has said.

VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:19:24 GMT

A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.

VIDEO: Civilians in Ukraine flee fighting
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:59:29 GMT

Civilians from towns around the area of Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 was shot down are continuing to flee heavy fighting.

The next silicon revolution?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:01:49 GMT

Could silicon be about to deliver yet another industrial revolution?

Taiwanese fearful after pipeline blasts
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:49:06 GMT

Residents fear more blasts from aging network of gas pipelines

The boy on a beach with an RPG
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:12:34 GMT

Shock at a video of a boy on a beach firing an RPG

Tech firms hit by cyber extortion
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:30:05 GMT

Tech firms hit by threats to take them offline

Risking it all to save the boss
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:39:31 GMT

The workers risking it all for their popular chief executive

Working Lives Panama
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:49:11 GMT

Five very different working lives in Panama

10 things we didn't know last week
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:05:08 GMT

Nixon's interest in panda mating and nine more news nuggets


MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

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Earnings Watch: Updates, advisories and surprises
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:01:09 GMT

A roundup of the latest corporate earnings reports and what companies are saying about future quarters.

NewsWatch: 3 market warning signs predict 20% stock tumble
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:00:07 GMT

Over the past 45 years, the stock market has lost more than 20% each time three warning signs flashed simultaneously, writes Mark Hulbert. That’s happening again now.

Personal Finance Daily: The fund that tries to be like Buffett and Soros, and the sandwich of the summer
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:48:22 GMT

Invest in the stocks that rich guys like, and cut the cold cuts from your lunches.

Market Snapshot: S&P 500 suffers largest weekly loss in 2 years
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:33:46 GMT

U.S. stocks on Friday built on the week’s losses, leaving the S&P 500 with its biggest weekly drop in two years.

Movers & Shakers: LinkedIn, Mobileye soar; GoPro skids
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:21:45 GMT

LinkedIn surges in wake of quarterly results while Mobileye soars on market debut.

Tech Stocks: LinkedIn, Expedia rise in otherwise weak tech session
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:19:44 GMT

Online professional-services leader, Internet travel agency open August with big gains.

Futures Movers: Oil falls further under $100, loses 4% on week
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:04:29 GMT

Oil futures lose ground, falling further below $100 and amassing losses of 4% on the week, their highest weekly drop in seven months.

MarketWatch First Take: Ignore the bears and you could bank a 22% stock market gain
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:00:01 GMT

The bad news bears are back in town, and that could be good news for U.S. stock market bulls, writes Jonathan Burton.

Slide Show: 5 takeaways from Tesla’s results
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:34:38 GMT

Here’s what you need to know about Tesla’s second-quarter results, and beyond.

What to do when both stock and bond yields are so low
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:30:14 GMT

Historically, there have been times when the stock market’s dividend yield was low. There have also been times of modest bond yields. What’s unusual about today is that we have both at the same time.

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Berkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:51:11 -0400

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.

Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:46:31 -0400

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.

Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judge
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:42:34 -0400

Attorney Carmine Boccuzzi, lead lawyer representing Argentina in its ongoing debt talks, arrives at federal court for a hearing in New YorkBy Joseph Ax, Nicholas Brown and Sarah Marsh NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a U.S. judge instructed on Friday, just as the country's failure to service a June interest payment was declared a "credit event." In a stern tone, U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York slammed the decision by Latin America's third-biggest economy to defy his order to pay holdout investors in full and instead default on $29 billion in debt. As Griesa was speaking, a 15-member committee facilitated by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) voted unanimously to call the missed coupon payment a "credit event." The move triggers a payout process for holders of insurance on Argentine debt, which analysts estimate could amount to roughly $1 billion. Argentina's economy ministry said later in a combative statement that Griesa's attitude sought to favor "vulture funds". It has asked Argentina's securities watchdog to investigate whether the litigation against the nation by holdouts was merely the "facade of speculative maneuver".


Argentina's lawyers criticize mediator, judge says 'cool down'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:42:34 -0400

Argentina's lead lawyer told the U.S. judge overseeing its debt dispute with creditors on Friday the government has no confidence in the court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack after the failure to settle led to a default on sovereign bonds. Jonathan Blackman, Argentina's lead lawyer said a statement released by Pollack on Wednesday was "unfortunate" and "The republic of Argentina believes ... it was harmful and prejudiced to the republic and the impact on the market." On Wednesday Argentina defaulted for a second time in 12 years after the two sides were unable to come to a last minute agreement, thereby leaving in place U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa's order that Argentina could not pay bondholders who participated in prior exchanges unless it also pays holdouts at the same time.

Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:39:12 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system.

Manny Roth, founder of Caf Wha?, dead at 94
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:34:49 -0400

Manny Roth, a colorful club owner in Greenwich Village whose Cafe Wha? and its basement level stage was a rite of passage in the 1960s for Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and many others, has died. He was 94.

Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:19:45 -0400

Security guards stop a car Friday Aug. 1, 2014, at the gate to the site Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Reno, Nevada where Tesla Motors has broken ground as one of the possible places to build a $5 billion "gigafactory'' to make lithium batteries for its electric cars. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming.


U.S. plans to train, arm Ukraine national guard in 2015
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:18:52 -0400

The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its response to Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. "The Defense Department and State Department have notified Congress of our intent to use $19 million in global security contingency fund authority to train and equip four companies and one tactical headquarters of the Ukrainian national guard as part of their efforts to build their capacity for internal defense," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters.

Israeli soldier may have been killed in ambush: Hamas armed wing
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:12:59 -0400

The Hamas Islamist group's armed wing in the Gaza Strip said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused them of abducting, adding he may have been killed during an ambush. A statement by the group said it had no contact with militants who were operating in the area in the southern Gaza Strip where Israel said Second-Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, went missing on Friday, and it feared all had been killed.

Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:11:36 -0400

In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown. On Thursday afternoon July 31, 2014, officials at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital said they expected one of the Americans to be transferred there "within the next several days." The hospital declined to identify which aid worker, citing privacy laws. (AP Photo/Center for Disease Control)NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.


Obama on Putin: 'Sometimes people don't always act rationally'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:05:40 -0400

By Roberta Rampton and Thomas Grove WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama phoned Russia's Vladimir Putin to urge him to stop supporting separatists in Eastern Ukraine and seek a diplomatic solution to the crisis that has spurred tough new economic sanctions. Obama told reporters on Friday he believes the United States has done "everything that we can do," short of going to war, to deter Russia from further threats to Ukraine with the sanctions on its energy, defense and financial sectors. "President Putin should want to resolve this diplomatically. Get these sanctions lifted, get their economy growing again, and have good relations with Ukraine," Obama said during a news conference.

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:05:36 -0400

North Korean leader Kim Jong UnPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms.


NATO must change to better repel Russian threat: UK's Cameron
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:05:09 -0400

By Andrew Osborn and William James LONDON (Reuters) - NATO must overhaul itself to be able to better defend its members from a potential Russian military threat, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday, He said the U.S.-led Atlantic alliance had to rethink its ties with Moscow because of the Ukraine crisis. Cameron, who is hosting a NATO summit in Wales next month, said he would use the event to push for the 28-member bloc to review its long-term relations with Russia to reflect the fact that Moscow sees NATO as an adversary.

Tour refutes report Johnson suspended
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:58:46 -0400

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour is refuting a report that Dustin Johnson has been suspended.

Army to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistan
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:58:14 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.

Brief Facebook outage prompts complaints on Twitter
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:44 -0400

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page May 10, 2012 in WashingtonA brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affected users worldwide. "Earlier this morning, some people had trouble accessing Facebook for a short time," the California-based Internet titan said in reply to an AFP inquiry. Facebook has yet to pinpoint a cause, but the trouble appeared to be a technical issue. Similar to the brief June service interruption, Facebook users took to Twitter to vent or post comments, many using the hashtag #facebookdown.


Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:53:26 -0400

El jugador de los Ravens, Ray Rice, habla en conferencia de prensa el jueves, 31 de julio de 2014, en Owings Mills, Maryland. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."


Lab who walked 30 miles back home adopted
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:50:59 -0400

SEDAN, Kan. (AP) — An aging black Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her took a private jet to her new home with a Florida heiress.

Strahan expects emotions to flow at HOF induction
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:46:46 -0400

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2008, file photo, New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan celebrates after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots 17-14 in the Super Bowl XLII football game in Glendale, Ariz. While Strahan was a game-changer on the field, he was making his mark elsewhere with his gregarious personality, gap-toothed smile and willingness to step out of his comfort zone. He became a regular in commercials, (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.


Microsoft sues Samsung in US, alleging contract breach
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:44:23 -0400

Microsoft on Friday sued Samsung in federal court claiming the South Korean giant had breached a contract over cross-license technology used in the fiercely competitive smartphone marketMicrosoft on Friday sued Samsung in US federal court, claiming the South Korean giant had breached a contract over licensing of technology used in the fiercely competitive smartphone market. "After becoming the leading player in the worldwide smartphone market, Samsung decided late last year to stop complying with its agreement with Microsoft," the US technology firm's deputy counsel said in an online post. The complaint filed in federal court in New York alleges Samsung is failing to make payments for patented Microsoft technology used in smartphones and tablets. Samsung did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.


California killer given additional death sentences
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:41:15 -0400

Serial killer Chester Turner sits in court Friday Aug. 1, 2014 in Los Angeles. Turner one of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history was given an additional death sentence Friday. Turner, who was already on death row for murdering 10 women, was sentenced for four more murders. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chester D. Turner is no stranger to murder or the punishment that comes with it. He squeezed the life out of more than a dozen women during a decade of terror, and two juries decided he should die for his crimes.


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:39:59 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Ebola moving faster than control efforts
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:32:54 -0400

An employee of the Monrovia City Corporation sprays disinfectant inside a government building in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. U.S. health officials warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.


Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:26:56 -0400

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 4, 2014WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a diplomatic path out of Ukraine's struggle with Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists. Putin countered by calling U.S. and European economic sanctions against Russia counterproductive.


Last ex-city official sentenced in corruption case
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:26:49 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the tiny Los Angeles suburb of Bell, California, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.

Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:23:38 -0400

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge that drew national attention to coal ash and its toxic contaminants.

2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:19:56 -0400

ATLANTA (AP) — Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.

Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militias
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:18:28 -0400

Fighters from the Benghazi Shura Council gesture on top of a tank in BenghaziBy Feras Bosalum and Ahmed Elumami BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Two thousand people took to the streets of Benghazi on Friday to protest against Islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern Libyan city. The heavy clashes in Benghazi and the capital Tripoli over the past two weeks have been the worst since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi, killing more than 200 people and forcing most Western governments to pull their diplomats out of the North African state. Fierce fighting among rival factions in the country's two major cities also underscores Libya's fragile control over the heavily armed brigades of former anti-Gaddafi rebel fighters and militias who refuse to disband. The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council, an alliance formed by former rebels and Islamist militants from Ansar al-Sharia, which Washington classifies as a terrorist organization, have forced the army to pull out of Benghazi.


Police chokehold said to cause NYC man's death
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:17:30 -0400

FILE- In this undated family file photo provided by the National Action Network, Saturday, July 19, 2014, Eric Garner is shown. Garner’s death was ruled a homicide by the New York City medical examiner after it was determined that a choke hold police used while trying to arrest him in July 2014, caused his death. (AP Photo/Family photo via National Action Network, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of a complete overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police force.


Republicans revive U.S. border security bills to speed deportations
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:16:16 -0400

Speaker of the House Boehner arrives for a Republican caucus meeting at the Capitol in WashingtonBy David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives sought to patch over another deep rift and pass revised border security legislation on Friday, hoping to persuade voters they are acting to tackle the growing crisis over child migrants from Central America. Tougher language in the twin bills would make it easier to deport migrant children, add money to deploy National Guard troops at the border with Mexico and largely reverse President Barack Obama's policy of deferring action against minors brought to the United States illegally by their parents. The changes were intended to satisfy conservative House Republican lawmakers who withdrew their support on Thursday amid a revolt instigated by Senator Ted Cruz, the Tea Party firebrand from Texas.


Sergio Garcia shoots 61 to take Firestone lead
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:15:31 -0400

Sergio Garcia, of Spain, reacts to a drive on the fourth hole, during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Phil Long)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia has tied the course record at Firestone by closing with seven straight birdies for a 9-under 61.


Obama chides Putin on Ukraine rebels as experts work at MH17 site
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:13:00 -0400

US President Barack Obama told Russia's leader Friday of his "deep concerns" about Moscow's increased support for separatists in Ukraine as international experts finally gathered more remains at the downed MH17 flight's crash site. In a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin Obama also expressed "his preference for a diplomatic solution to the crisis," the White House said. Separately, the Kremlin said the two leaders had agreed that the current standoff in Ukraine -- where pro-Russian rebels are battling government forces -- was "not in the interest of either country." The tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines plane which was downed two weeks ago killing all 298 people on board has again focused world attention on the conflict in Ukraine.

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:11:27 -0400

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team.

Tiger, Phil together again at PGA Championship
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:09:54 -0400

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson of the US during the 39th Ryder Cup on September 25, 2012 in Medinah, IllinoisTiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have been paired together for the first two rounds of the 96th PGA Championship, the PGA of America announced Friday. Groups revealed for next Thursday and Friday at the year's final major at Valhalla Golf Club also saw the traditional pairing of the three major winners from earlier this year. Mickelson, who failed in his bid to complete a career grand slam in June at the US Open, and Woods, the 14-time major champion who will be making only his fourth start since back surgery four months ago, will be joined by Irishman Padraig Harrington. Woods, who won the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla, has a checkered history with Mickelson, notably a Ryder Cup pairing in which he delievered a death-stare glance at Mickelson in a foursomes match after the left-hander sent his tee shot into the deep rough.


Moody's upgrades Greece's credit rating
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:02:29 -0400

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Moody's ratings agency late Friday upgraded Greece's government bond rating, predicting a gradual decline of its massive national debt.

New York Met postpones work stoppage by 72 hours
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:57:23 -0400

A construction site stands in front of the Metropolitan Opera on July 29, 2014 at Lincoln Center in New York CityThe Metropolitan Opera in New York, whose staff is locked in a bitter dispute with its managing director over proposed pay cuts, has extended labor negotiations by 72 hours, avoiding a Friday lockout. Peter Gelb, whose push to slash salaries by 16 percent could now delay the start of the new season, had said employees would find doors locked and would be without pay beginning August 1.


U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate rises
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:47:10 -0400

Workers work on installing the motherboard to a 32-inch TV at Element Electronics in WinnsboroBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed a bit in July andthe unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, pointing to slack in the labor market that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while. Nonfarm payrolls increased 209,000 last month after surging by 298,000 in June, the Labor Department said on Friday. Although job growth was below expectations, July marked the sixth straight month employment expanded by more than 200,000, a signal of strength last seen in 1997. The one tenth of a percentage point increase in the unemployment rate to 6.2 percent came as more people entered the labor market, an indication of confidence in job prospects.


US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:44:48 -0400

In this June 23, 2014 photo, job seekers wait in line to meet with recruiters during a job fair in Philadelphia. The government issues the July jobs report on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.


Florida lawmakers ordered to draw new voting map
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:42:35 -0400

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal.

Obama says will be hard to get a new ceasefire in Gaza
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:42:26 -0400

By Steve Holland and Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that it will be difficult to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza after the latest truce fell apart but he strongly defended Secretary of State John Kerry for his failed diplomatic drive. Obama's comment at a White House news conference suggested the limited impact that diplomacy is having as Israel tries to dismantle Hamas tunnel networks in Gaza and the Palestinian militants fight back. Three civilians have been killed by Palestinian rockets in Israel.


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Transit Accidents Injure Dozens in San Francisco
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:29:48 GMT

San Francisco transit vehicles got in two accidents, seriously injuring two people and causing minor injuries to more than 50 others.






'Direct Contact': Ebola Doctor Ready for Sick Patients
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:18:29 GMT

A doctor who’ll be on the front lines when an American fighting Ebola infection arrives in Atlanta says he’s not worried about getting the disease.






Magic Marker? 3Doodler Pen Draws Objects in 3-D
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:00:38 GMT

Want to create something in 3-D without a 3-D printer? The 3Doodler is a pen that lets you do exactly that.






Obama: U.S. Takes Ebola Outbreak Seriously
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:54:50 GMT

The leaders of Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the hardest-hit countries, canceled their trips to Washington for next week's U.S.-Africa summit.






'State of Terror': Israelis Near Airport Lack Iron Dome Protection
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:35:24 GMT

As it defends incoming planes from rocket danger, Israel leaves some areas unprotected.






$6-Million Firefight: Yosemite Sequoias May Survive
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:31:56 GMT

The 3,000-year-old trees in Yosemite National Park are still in danger, but less so than earlier in the week when crews struggled to control the blaze.

'Hugging My Children': Reporter After MH17 Coverage
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:03:22 GMT

After a week of shelling, missiles and guns during the MH17 crash aftermath, reporter Ken Simmons is home and hugging his kids a little tighter.






On the Road Again: RV Sales Picking Up Speed
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:25:15 GMT

After bottoming out in the spring of 2009, RV sales have improved along with the economy.

Tricky Task: U.S. Scrambles to Evacuate Ebola Patients
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:25:06 GMT

U.S. health officials were scrambling on Friday to fetch two American patients infected with Ebola virus back from West Africa for treatment.






Not Welcome: Palestinians Turned Away From Peace Talks
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:19:20 GMT

Peace talks aimed at ending the Gaza war were thrown into doubt after the Palestinian delegation said it was told it was no longer welcome in Cairo.






Ebola Evacuation Planes Will Land at Military Base
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:03:26 GMT

Dobbins Air Force base can provide security and isolation from the general population, officials said.

Obama: GOP's 'Extreme' Border Bill Merely a Message
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:55:36 GMT

Congress is set to leave town for summer vacation without a compromise on legislation to address the border crisis.






'Slender Man' Suspect Not Competent to Stand Trial
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:51:00 GMT

Doctors say one of the 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill another friend in the Wisconsin woods isn't competent enough to stand trial.






Sex in Cars? Majority of Americans Admit it!
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:25:14 GMT

A new survey of nearly 3,000 adults reveals that nearly three out of five admit to having at least one intimate encounter in a vehicle.

How Weird Al Is Saving Grammar for the Future
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:51:38 GMT

A writer considers how Weird Al's No. 1 album has revived a debate on the proper use of language.






These Are the 15 Most Expensive Cities for Millennials
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:48:32 GMT

Finding an affordable place to live is hard, especially when you're just starting out. Here are 15 cities where you'll be pinching pennies.






Drummer Tours With M.I.A. ... While Attending Harvard
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:27:50 GMT

Kiran Gandhi had the chance to tour with rapper M.I.A. and to attend Harvard Business School. Rather than choose one path, she decided to do both.

Why Kentucky Senate Contest Remains a True Horse Race
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:25:09 GMT

In the most closely-watched Senate race in the nation this year, neither Mitch McConnell nor Alison Lundergan Grimes, can pull away.

'Big Marijuana': Pot Industry Grows a D.C. Lobby
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:20:13 GMT

If you're an industry with a true foothold in Washington—a "Big" lobby, in other words—you've got to have a "revolving door."

Night at the Museum: Adults-Only Sleepovers Offered
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:03:47 GMT

The American Museum of Natural History is expanding its popular program all-night program.

Singer Adam Duritz Turns 50 ... But Who's Counting?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:01:57 GMT

The '90s might seem like yesterday, but as it turns out, the years have been ticking by for the Counting Crows frontman.

MTV Turns 33! The Reality Is, We Miss Music Videos
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:35:18 GMT

The groundbreaking channel that shaped popular culture is another year older, and a long way from "Thriller," "Sledgehammer" and many more.

'Slender Man' Suspect Believes in Unicorns: Shrink
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:26:49 GMT

Doctors say one of the 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill another friend in the Wisconsin woods isn't competent enough to stand trial.

Congressman Who Grabbed Staffer on Video Apologizes
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:18:22 GMT

Rep. Don Young, R-Ark., apologized Thursday after an NBC News producer captured video of him forcefully grabbing a staffer’s arm.

Rare Encounter: Video Shows Isolated Amazon Tribe
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:13:36 GMT

In a new video, a previously isolated indigenous tribe from the Amazon comes face to face with the outside world.


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Gaza Truce in Tatters as Hamas, Israelis Clash - Wall Street Journal
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CIA director under fire from lawmakers after agency's search of Senate computers - Washington Post
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Autopsy: NYPD chokehold responsible for Eric Garner's death - Newsday
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:26:23 GMT


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Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings - Journal Times
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Golfer Dustin Johnson taking leave of absence - USA TODAY
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Rep. Eric Cantor says he will resign from Congress on Aug. 18 and has requested a special election to replace him, according to a report late Thursday. The Virginia Republican told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that he has called on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to ...

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Deadline Set to Redraw Voting Map in Florida - New York Times
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Immigration: Obama unloads on House Republicans, warning he’ll act on his own

President Obama spoke about the border crisis a day after the Republican-led House descended into chaos as it tried unsuccessfully to pass immigration legislation.

A story for the birds? The incredible shrinking dinosaur.

The skeletal changes taking place during the 50-million-year dinosaur-to-bird transition were occurring four times faster than for dinosaurs as a whole, a new study says.

Amid national debate, Colorado issues driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

The Colorado move on driver's licenses prompted criticism from conservatives, who say it's an incentive to break immigration laws. Immigration advocates, in response, say it's a sign of a softening national stance toward illegal immigrants.

Judge gives Florida Legislature two weeks to redraw congressional districts

The judge last month identified two districts as having been drawn to achieve partisan advantages for Republicans in violation of a state constitutional amendment banning political gerrymandering.

Comcast revs up Internet speeds for some customers. Are you eligible?

Comcast announced Friday that customers in four western and midwest states are now receiving faster Internet speeds.

House GOP patches family feud on border bill: what that means for future deals (+video)

The new House GOP leaders who were made to pull back border legislation Thursday reached out to disgruntled tea party conservatives, tamping down the rebellion on the right but making a deal with the Senate even more unlikely.

Is US vulnerable to EMP attack? A doomsday warning, and its skeptics.

Former CIA Director Woolsey tells Congress of a doomsday scenario in which a nuclear-blast-triggered electromagnetic pulse takes down the US power grid, leading to starvation and death. Some experts decry 'hysteria' over EMPs.

Unemployment rate rises in July: why that may be a good sign for economy

The unemployment rate ticked upward to 6.2 percent of the labor force, up from 6.1 percent the month before, according to the Labor Department. Sometimes unemployment can rise even as more people get jobs

Has Obama abused executive power? His 5 most controversial uses.

President Obama has become known for his aggressive use of executive power. Faced with a balky Congress that is unwilling to move his agenda or compromise on most matters, he says he has no choice. But House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio isn’t impressed, and plans to sue. Here are our picks for Mr. Obama’s most controversial uses of executive power:

Total unemployment in July rose to 12.2 percent

US total unemployment increased to 12.2 percent in July, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. The traditionally-reported unemployment rate also rose to 6.2 percent.

Wineberry lemon balm sorbet

Wild wineberries, a cousin to the raspberry, provide a delicious base for this fruity sorbet. The lemon balm simple syrup gives it citrusy twist, making it a fresh summer dessert.

P&G will axe '90 to 100 brands' from product lineup

Procter & Gamble, the maker of Pampers diapers, Crest toothpaste and Tide detergent, will shed many of  its well-known brands in the coming years in order to cut costs. Which Procter & Gamble brands are on the chopping block? 

Kids home for summer? Watch your data caps.

A quick guide to understanding and managing your home's Internet data cap.

US judge: Microsoft must turn over customer data stored in Ireland

A ruling Thursday says customer data stored abroad is not immune from domestic search warrants, raising concerns among US technology companies and privacy advocates.

Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law (+video)

Uganda's Constitutional Court said the law was illegal because it was approved in a parliamentary session that did not have a quorum of representatives.

Hyundai recalls more than 419,000 cars for various problems

Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars sold in 20 states and Washington, D.C. Hyundai is recalling the cars for various problems that require suspension, brake and oil fixes. 

Why South Korea is throwing 10,000 Choco Pies at the DPRK

North Korean defectors and South Korean activists sent balloons full of the chocolate treats over North Korea Weds.

July auto sales: GM, Toyota surge ahead while Volkswagen's sales continue to slide

US auto sales in jumped in July. General Motors, Ford, and Toyota were some automakers who saw major gains in auto sales, while Honda and Volkswagen saw their auto sales go down in July.

Two Ebola patients heading to US: why officials say Americans shouldn’t fear

One American health-care worker who was diagnosed with the disease in Africa is being transported to a special isolation facility in Atlanta. The US destination for the other Ebola patient has not been confirmed.

Digital currency lawsuits: Bitcoin scrambles to boost consumer confidence

Digital currency lawsuits reveal weaknesses in a burgeoning industry with little regulatory oversight. Bitcoin is turning to third parties to reassure users that millions of dollars of value will not vanish without a trace.

Readers Write: Nostalgia for the Postal Service; Oversexualization of society; Good parents can be made

Willis: There is nothing like the feeling of receiving a hand written letter

Lozer: Santa Barbara shoots showed problems of society's oversexualiztion 

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Facebook sued by law student Max Schrems for privacy violations

Facebook is facing a class-action lawsuit from Max Schrems, an Austrian law student and data privacy activist who announced Friday that he will sue social networking site. Mr. Schrems claims Facebook violated Europe's privacy laws and its own terms of agreement during its participation in NSA spying programs. 

Tesla Motors reveals 'potential' Gigafactory location in earnings report (+video)

Tesla Motors has broken ground in Reno, Nev. for its $5 billion Gigafactory, according to their earnings report. But, Tesla Motors says it is a 'potential' location for the lithium-ion battery factory and the automaker is still looking at other possible sites.

West Coast beaches overrun by strange blue creatures

Millions of Velella, a small, blue marine animal that travels like a sailboat using the wind, have been stranded on beaches all over US West Coast.

'Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet of Eternity' is more of a tutorial than a living history

'Tagore' does manage to convey the reverence that the poet, essayist, novelist, painter, and composer inspired. 

Tropical storm Bertha tracks across Caribbean. Where it heads next.

Tropical storm warnings are up for Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands, but Bertha is expected eventually to curve away from the US East Coast, leaving rough surf in its wake.

Why did India block the first global trade reform in 19 years?

The country stunned WTO negotiators by its last-minute objections to a deal to cut red tape and reduce tariffs. 

Are anti-Clinton books a good sign for Hillary?

Books like 'Blood Feud' by Edward Klein and 'The Real Benghazi Story' by Aaron Klein may actually demonstrate that Clinton has returned to political power.

'Happy Christmas': The conflicts never come to a full boil

'Happy' stars writer-director Joe Swanberg and Melanie Lynskey as a married couple, Jeff and Kelly, who take in Jeff's troubled sister (Anna Kendrick).

What will the next Mars rover do? NASA unveils design. (+video)

NASA's next Mars rover, set to launch in 2020, will carry with it a ground-penetrating radar, a device designed to produce oxygen from Martian air, and a mechanism for storing rocks for a future sample-return mission.

Cosmic 'magnifying glass' helps scientists see something really, really, really far away (+video)

Thanks to a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing, astronomers have spotted what might be the most distant object known to science, a distant galaxy cluster called IRC 0218.

'Calvary' is just a whodunit with pseudo-biblical pretensions

'Calvary' has weighty, acerbic dialogue that's difficult to buy into, but actor Brendan Gleeson does deliver a wonderful performance as an Irish priest. 

Terry Pegula, Donald Trump in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills

Terry Pegula, owner of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, and Donald Trump remain potential owners for the NFL's Buffalo Bills franchise. The Buffalo Bills are expected to fetch over $1 billion, and Trump is prepared to make an all-cash offer. 

Taiwan gas explosions: 12,000 evacuees return to their homes (+video)

Most of the four ruptured street sections in the densely populated district of Kaohsiung had been declared safe from further explosions by afternoon, a city spokesman said.

Last novel of Pulitzer winner Oscar Hijuelos to be published posthumously

'Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise' is set to be published in the Fall of 2015. 

Is your wardrobe human-trafficking free?

A new label launched in the US and Colombia this week will certify products that were made without forced labor or trafficking victims.

David Sedaris's name is now on a garbage truck

As thanks for his efforts picking up trash, the council for the UK area in which Sedaris lives has named a garbage truck after him. 

Google faces roadblocks in implementing 'right to be forgotten'

In a letter Thursday to European regulators, Google outlined difficulties it has faced in deciding when to remove individuals' search results. 

'Get On Up': Chadwick Boseman does commendable job portraying James Brown

The '42' actor is great in 'Up,' but the movie feels the need to portray every single aspect of Brown's life. 

Economy adds 209,000 jobs in July. Is Wall Street growing frustrated? (+video)

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, fewer than analysts expected, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent. The July jobs report marked the sixth straight month of more than 200,000 added jobs, but their are signs that growth might be slowing. 


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Microsoft blasts sueball at Samsung in Android patent royalty spat
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:49:01 GMT

Claims payment halted after Redmond bought Nokia mobe biz

Microsoft filed a lawsuit against Samsung in a US court on Friday, claiming the Korean firm is in breach of an earlier cross-licensing agreement relating to mobile technology patents.…

What the FLOCK? Addictive 'Flappy Bird' is back – and it's coming for your family
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:44:48 GMT

What a time to be alive

Pic Infuriating yet stupidly popular crapp Flappy Bird has officially returned, it appears – and it's now a multi-player game called Flappy Birds Family. It's available for free for Amazon's set-top box, the Android-based Fire TV.…

Microsoft: IE11 for Windows Phone 8.1 is TOO GOOD. So we'll cripple it like Safari
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:01:26 GMT

Grudgingly supports quirky features so sites look right

The forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 Update will include plenty of tweaks and fixes for Internet Explorer 11, and while many of them are designed to improve the browser's web standards compliance, Redmond says others are designed to do exactly the opposite.…

Comcast, Time Warner boost net speeds in Google Fiber city – COINCIDENCE?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:54:18 GMT

Aah, the power of competition

Comcast and Time Warner will hike their broadband speeds in Kansas City, which just so happens to be the first place Google Fiber rolled out.…

Vulturization: Who'd be a sysadmin today?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:30:45 GMT

Trevor and Phoummala chat to Nutanix's Dwayne Lessner about hype, Hyper-V and more

Podcast The Register presents the second installment of the Vulturization podcast series – listen here or from the player below.…

Facebook goes down, people dial 911
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:20:28 GMT

Police appeal for calm – yes, seriously

Facebook's servers fell over today – with users on the US east coast, and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, complaining of outages.…

Hey, what's inside those Imation Nexsan arrays? Whoa, bundles of cash?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:24:58 GMT

Same old, same old, though – revenues down and a loss

The pace of revenue decline at storage biz Imation is lessening – but the loss-making continues: its second quarter results show storage media revenue falls outweighing storage array and security product revenue rises.…

HP storage revenue downturn? It's just a 'kink', says exec
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:26:05 GMT

A blip on the radar

Analysis HP's first calendar 2014 quarter storage revenue downturn was a blip, according to the global head of its enterprise group – though analysts at IDC may not agree.…

Hey, big spender. Are you as secure as a whitebox vendor?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:07:02 GMT

The Internet of Stuff is a HUGE LIABILITY

Sysadmin blog Security flaws are a great source of inter-company marketing FUD, but it is how a company responds to them that determines how trustworthy they are. Can you bet your business – or your personal data – on a company that simply brushes flaws under a rug? Where does the vendor's responsibility end and that of the customer begin?…

Operators get the FEAR as Ofcom proposes 600% hike in mobile spectrum fees
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:04 GMT

Wait - aren't they increasing prices mid-contract? Hmm...

Ofcom has “rethought” the fees that UK mobile networks pay for their 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum, based on the industry's reaction to its latest proposal.…

Apple's iWatch may be DELAYED over sapphire glass supply problems
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:58:04 GMT

Fruity firm's November target may slip to the right

Problems with Apple's sapphire glass supply chain could mean the Apple iWatch will only be released in small numbers this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted.…

Pentagon hacker McKinnon can't visit sick dad for fear of extradition
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:32:04 GMT

Leaving England for Scotland a danger, advise lawyers

Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon is afraid tor visit his sick father in Glasgow after advice from his lawyers about the possibility of extradition.…

IBM snaps up identity access gatekeeper tech
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:01:07 GMT

Beefs up security portfolio with CrossIdeas

IBM has snapped up privately held security software firm CrossIdeas. Financial terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were undisclosed.…

Plane grounded so cops can cuff semi-legless passenger
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:35:04 GMT

Alleged to have flung prosthetic leg, food at crew

A Thomson flight from Tunisia to Edinburgh was diverted to Gatwick airport on Wednesday night after a female passenger allegedly threatened cabin crew with a false leg.…

Defending your digital rights? Then you're a Nazi, says the Open Rights Group
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:04:11 GMT

Or, how not to win friends and influence people

Updated Are you a dad whose photo of his children is being distributed by paedophiles? Or just a photographer or musician whose work is being shared by scammers for profit without your permission? Well, you’d better think twice about using your statutory rights – you might be called a Nazi.…

BlackBerry lands feature-light BBM on Windows Phone
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:24:41 GMT

Solid port, but Beta lacks vid chat and other extras

The wait for BBM on Windows Phone is over. BlackBerry has brought its pioneering and much-imitated messaging app to Windows, following launches on Android and iOS last year, albeit with the "Beta" label.…

Brits STUNG for up to 625 when they try to cancel broadband
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:01:11 GMT

Thought that Verizon phonecall was painful?

Thousands of Brits are being slapped with costly cancellation fees worth hundreds of pounds when they try to switch broadband providers, the Citizens Advice charity has warned.…

The Therapod diet: From HUMUNGO DINO to TINY BIRD in 50m years
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:37:36 GMT

Look, ma, no gastric band

Video Terrifying dino-beasts from the family that spawned Tyrannosaurus rex kept shrinking and shrinking until they evolved into cute little birds, the whole process taking around 50 million years, according to palaeoboffins.…

Insight CEO: We've found bottom line balm to soothe Microsoft pain
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:18:06 GMT

Dealer titan ups profit forecasts, pesky sales a different matter...

Microsoft’s heftiest enterprise licensing pal Insight Enterprises is now managing the biting fee reductions emanating from Redmond to such an extent that it feels enough comfort to lift bottom line forecasts for 2014.…

Brit balloon bod Bodnar circumnavigates planet
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:02:07 GMT

Amateur ultralight payload returns to Blighty

Brit balloon bod Leo Bodnar has pulled off a bit of a blinder by successfully flying an ultralight radio payload right round the planet. Launched on 12 July from near Silverstone, Northamptonshire, B-64 yesterday returned to Blighty, and was this morning still going strong over Sweden.…

'Guess what: If you use the internet, you’re the subject of experiments'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:59:11 GMT

Plus: MS 'unclear how citizens will benefit' from ODF

Quotw This was the week when Christian Rudder, co-founder of dating site OKCupid, told the whole world what idiots they were for not realising that everyone on the internet is messing with their minds.…

House of the rising SAN: Cisco plonks physical 16Gbit/s kit on the table
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:32:07 GMT

Virtual, schmirtual, right?

Virtual SANs are all very well but physical SANs aren't going away – what with Cisco building out its 16Gbit/s Fibre Channel (FC) switching gear.…

Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:03:04 GMT

What the HELL is THAT?

Review The new FIAT Panda Cross comes to the UK in September, just in time for a “64” numberplate, and is looking to add a bit of fashion pizazz to the utilitarian nature of the original Panda 4x4.…

The Register is HIRING technology hacks for the WORLD
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:35:09 GMT

Live on Earth? Want to be a Vulture? Enquire within

The Register is recruiting new reporters and correspondents.…

Quicker, easier to fly to MOON than change web standards ... OR IS IT?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:59:10 GMT

Snail's pace system might be forced to speed up

Programming the Web, Pt. II It took the United States eight years to put a man on the Moon. That was time between John F Kennedy’s call to Congress in 1961 and Neil Armstrong getting his boots dirty on the lunar surface, in July 1969 – 45 years ago this month.…

Security chap writes recipe for Raspberry Pi honeypot network
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:33:04 GMT

Cunning security plan: dangle £28 ARM boxes and watch crooks take the bait

Honeypots are the perfect bait for corporate IT shops to detect hackers targeting and already within their networks and now one security bod has devised a means to build a battalion of the devices from Raspberry Pis.…

Elite Systems promises to order ZX Spectrum revival in two weeks
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:58:05 GMT

Also, Specy dev seeks help to name all-new game

Elite Systems, the company that last year launched a crowdfunding campaign to revive the ZX Spectrum as a Bluetooth keyboard, says it will place an order for the devices on August 14th.…

Wireless charging stretches the friendship by 45mm
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:30:09 GMT

Qi standard now works over longer distances

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has boosted the range of its Qi wireless charging standard, which can now deliver electricity to devices 35 millimetres away from a charger.…

REGULAR FISTING is GOOD for your HEALTH, says respected surveyor
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:05:04 GMT

Wagwan, bruv, come bump the rock with me like Ali G, init

In the 21st Century it seems there are more ways to shake hands than there are Facebook gender categories (which number 56, if you're wondering). So what's an Englishman to do when faced with this breakdown of traditional decorum?…

5G about the whole network, not just speed, says Alca-Luminary
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:29:12 GMT

Devices and networks need to decide the best - not just fastest - link for each app

So in The Register's ongoing untangling of what 5G might mean, we spoke to Tod Sizer of Alcatel-Lucent.…

Retailers shot up by PoS scraping brute force cannon
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:01:08 GMT

Run end-to-end crypto or die trying, hacker warns

The US Computer Emergency Response Team has warned of a new point of sale malware that is targeting retailers.…

Linode open-sources its secret support sauce
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:28:07 GMT

IaaS operator happy for you to edit its tutorials

Infrastructure-as-a-service and cloud concern Linode has open-sourced the support documentation it offers to users.…

CIA super-spy so sorry spies spied on Senate's torture scrutiny PCs
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:56:10 GMT

That thing we swore blind we never did? About that…

CIA Director John Brennan has apologized after his staff snooped on computers used by the US Senate during a probe into spies' use of torture. Brennan was speaking at a closed meeting with senators on Thursday.…

What's that? A PHP SPECIFICATION? Surely you're joking, Facebook
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:31:08 GMT

Zuck's engineers unveil formal spec based on PHP 5.6

A group of Facebook developers has decided to break with 20 years of tradition and release a formal specification for the PHP programming language.…

Twitter: Hey. Remember us? Hello, yes. Govts want to spy on us too!
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:29:07 GMT

Report shows information requests going through the roof (unlike the website's profits)

Twitter has seen government requests for user information climb nearly 50 per cent over the last six months.…

Ah ha, mon amour violet ... French Iliad attempts to nibble on T-Mobile US
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:30:09 GMT

Offer for American telco may already have been tossed in le poubelle

French telco Iliad has made a surprise offer to acquire a majority stake in mobile carrier T-Mobile US, though the bid may have already been shot down.…

EMC promises 'lots' of news about converged compute at VMworld
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:28:09 GMT

Has VMware's MARVIN morphed into VMCI?

VMware's rumoured “MARVIN” converged infrastructure product has piqued the interest of the virtualisation community, because despite winning a trademark for “Computer hardware for virtualization” the company insists it is in the software business.…

Plug and PREY: Hackers reprogram USB drives to silently infect PCs
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:59:59 GMT

BadUSB instructs gadget chips to inject key-presses, redirect net traffic and more

Researchers say they have managed to reprogram the firmware within some flash drives with malicious code – code executed by the gadget's micro-controller to ultimately install malware on a PC or redirect network traffic without a victim knowing.…

Call off the firing squad: HP grants stay of execution to OpenVMS
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:21:09 GMT

Startup to take over support for today's Itaniums and beyond

In a surprise move, HP has granted OpenVMS a new lease on life, effectively reversing last year's decision to mothball the venerable server OS.…

A modest proposal: Australian ISPs should JUMP at the chance to store metadata
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:19:03 GMT

The Big Data industry says it'll make them RICH and perhaps the government will even pay

Scarcely a day passes on which Vulture South is not told that an investment in Big Data software is the first step accruing undreamed-of riches.…

Mars rover 2020: Oxygen generation and 6 more amazing experiments
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:05 GMT

Landing on a Red Planet near you in six years' time, hopefully

Pic NASA's next Mars rover will convert the Red Planet's atmosphere into oxygen – and collect rocks for return to Earth, see half a kilometre under the surface, and use stereo cameras to send back unprecedented snaps of the bleak world.…

Turnbull to Big Content: Let your movies RUN FREE ... for a fair price
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:16:09 GMT

Piracy is theft, says Comms Minister, but content should be universally available

Australia's communications minister has scolded Big Content for not making more efforts to make digital content easy to access.…

T-Mobile US preps for $43 MEEELLION shower of gold on cram victims
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:08:48 GMT

Network braces for quarterly hit from repaying unwanted SMS charges

As American regulators at the FTC crack down on mobile bill "cramming" scams, T-Mobile US has ring-fenced at least $43 million – to refund customers who were fraudulently charged for premium SMS services.…

Veeam's vigorous voyage vindicates virty servers' backup virtues
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:02:08 GMT

Firm reckons breakneck customer growth rate's continuing

Ve have vays of making vast sums of loot! That's virtual server backup and data protection upstart Veeam for you, reporting 30 per cent revenue growth in the first half of 2014, and a customer count passing 111,500.…

Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:47:10 GMT

They're not emails, they're business records, says court

Microsoft has lost the first round in its fight to stop the US authorities from seizing customer data stored inside its overseas data centers.…

Grabby baddie scours Paddy Power's towers: 650k punters leaked and it took 4 years to admit it
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:40:49 GMT

We're still a safe bet, say bookies

Irish bookmakers Paddy Power has admitted miscreants copied from its systems more than 649,000 customer records containing personal information.…

Tesla and Panasonic to build NOT-SO-SECRET GigaFactory in US
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:02:11 GMT

This'll help me flog more 'leccy motors, says Elon Musk

Tesla has signed a deal with Panasonic which will see both firms collaborate on the construction of one of the world's biggest battery factory.…

Overland Storage and BDT end four-year-long patent spat
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:59:06 GMT

BDT invests in Overland, Overland shares plummet

Overland Storage and BDT have terminated their four-year lawsuit in which Overland sued BDT for allegedly using its intellectual property unlawfully.…

Samsung faces down TAB and smartphone MOUNTAIN HORROR
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:31:06 GMT

Sales and profit dive at mobile sub, things set to get tougher

Samsung has confirmed sluggish sales of smartphones and tablets combined with efforts to shift the stock mountain that cast a shadow over Europe, denting group sales and profits for calendar Q2.…

Microsoft and pals applaud UK's 'Google Review' copyright move
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:02:06 GMT

Colour us shocked: They want rest of Europe to follow

The rest of Europe should follow the UK’s example and get rid of copyright levies, says an EU trade group representing Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and thousands of others.…


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Tablets with cool camera features
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:40:19 GMT

Tablet cameras are behind the pack in picture quality, but are keeping up with fun photo features to shoot with.






Microsoft hits Samsung with Android patent-royalty suit
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:16:58 GMT

Microsoft files a contract dispute suit against Samsung over Android patent-licensing royalties.






Apple taps Beats Music CEO as iTunes Radio's band leader
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:16:31 GMT

Subscription-streaming service Beats Music and iTunes will continue to stand on their own -- for now -- even as Ian Rogers, the CEO of the Beats Music, takes the the helm of iTunes Radio.

Facebook goes down; Facebookers call cops
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:59:45 GMT

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department would like residents to understand it can't help people regain contact with Facebook.

Kitten cosplay: 'Star Wars,' 'Doctor Who,' 'Game of Thrones'
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:52:03 GMT

Wendy McKee wanted people to adopt her kittens, so she dressed them up as Princess Leia, the Doctor, Frodo, Gandalf, and Jon Snow to make geeky human hearts go pitter-patter.

President signs cell phone unlocking bill into law
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:45:25 GMT

Obama signs a bill into law that makes unlocking a cell phone legal again, making it easier for some consumers to take their phones with them when they change wireless operators.






Crave Ep. 168: Man-made photosynthesizing leaf could breathe air into buildings, spaceships
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:45:02 GMT

Deep space seems a little closer to human exploration thanks to inventor Julian Melchiorri's oxygen-exhaling artificial leaf, and smart shoes guide our travels closer to home.






Tablets with cool camera features
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:38:36 GMT

The caliber of tablet cameras is still catching up to smartphones, but these select slates offer a little something extra to make up for the photo quality.






Judge decides Apple's $450M e-books settlement is OK after all
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:26:40 GMT

US District Court Judge Denise Cote originally took issue with the settlement because Apple could end up only paying $70 million.






Google reportedly separating photo service from Google+
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:14:32 GMT

Google may be making another popular feature from its social network available to a larger audience.






Google scraps its mysterious floating retail store
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:01:47 GMT

One of Google's secretive barges appears to be heading to the scrap yard, a US court orders Microsoft to turn over data stored overseas, and HP teases a stylish smartwatch.






Flappy Bird returns -- yet only on Amazon Fire TV
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:16:38 GMT

Flappy Birds Family, a multiplayer iteration of the cult mobile hit, makes its way to Amazon's streaming set-top box.






Samsung: Our tablet is more everything than Apple's or Microsoft's
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:33:55 GMT

In new ads for the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung insists that its latest tablet is more playful, more colorful, more adaptable.






Ultimate urban bike sports built-in lock, auto gear shift
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:31:19 GMT

A competition to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike inspires a sweet, high-tech ride that improves on the urban biking experience.






Google's retail ambitions with barges may be floating away
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:02:33 GMT

Two Google Barges in California and Maine have sat idle and unfinished for months. Now a report says Google has sold the Maine barge. Not good news for the company's retail hopes.






Thief takes off with Google Glass, gets tracked via app?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:00:38 GMT

Mike Geller allows a stranger to try on his Google Glass in New York City. What happens next makes for difficult viewing. But is it for real?

Rob Zombie asks horror fans to fund killer-clown movie
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:00:07 GMT

The gore-loving rocker is making a movie about murderous clowns, and you can get involved if you've got enough cash.

Get a TrendNet 802.11n router for $4.99
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:42:37 GMT

That's after redeeming a $10 mail-in rebate, but still a smoking deal for anyone who needs a new -- or even backup -- router.

MakerBot expands 3D printer business into Europe
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:39:57 GMT

The desktop 3D printer maker, a Stratasys subsidiary, is taking over assets of a German partner to form MakerBot Europe.

From Hogwarts to UCLA, quidditch is the next great college sport
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:21:14 GMT

Former UCLA film student Farzad Sangari has released a trailer for his upcoming documentary "Mudbloods," which follows UCLA's team to the Quidditch World Cup.






The 404 Throwback Ep. 1,047: Where we go one-on-one with James Gunn (podcast)
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:20:51 GMT

Today's final throwback is an interview with the director of "Guardians of the Galaxy," Mr. James Gunn. The 404 Show returns with new episodes Monday, August 4. (Original air date: 5/4/12)






NASA's Mars 2020 rover will make oxygen, peek underground
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:05:51 GMT

NASA announces the payload for its next Mars rover and it's set to be even more sophisticated than the highly successful Curiosity mission.






Tech Retrospect: Microsoft's international email woes
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:00:06 GMT

Turns out storing your data overseas may not be such a good idea. Also, Samsung teases some "very innovative" products. Those stories and more in this week's rundown of all the tech news.






This airline provides the movies, you provide the iPad
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:34:37 GMT

When you take off with British airline Monarch's new app MPlayer, your tablet slots into the seat in front and becomes the in-flight entertainment.






HP, Michael Bastian team up on new smartwatch
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:06:24 GMT

The smartwatch appears to have a rounded design similar to the Moto 360 and will be sold exclusively on Gilt.com this fall.







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Google+ Photos To Be Separated From Google+
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes "Speculation on the eventual shuttering of Google+ has once more risen with news that Google+ Photos will soon be developed and run separately from the social media site. This news follows observations that Google+ "was barely mentioned at Google I/O 2014, while there were 15 sessions dedicated to the service in 2013" and that the company has ended its controversial real name policy. Google Hangouts was also separated from Google+ at the end of July." I've actually heard several people praising Google+ lately; scaling it back to "just a social stream" probably fits into some kind of corollary to Murphy's Law.

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Comparison: Linux Text Editors
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:19:00 GMT

jrepin writes: Mayank Sharma of Linux Voices tests and compares five text editors for Linux, none of which are named Emacs or Vim. The contenders are Gedit, Kate, Sublime Text, UltraEdit, and jEdit. Why use a fancy text editor? Sharma says, "They can highlight syntax and auto-indent code just as effortlessly as they can spellcheck documents. You can use them to record macros and manage code snippets just as easily as you can copy/paste plain text. Some simple text editors even exceed their design goals thanks to plugins that infuse them with capabilities to rival text-centric apps from other genres. They can take on the duties of a source code editor and even an Integrated Development Environment."

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Microsoft Files Legal Action Against Samsung Over Android Patent Dispute
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:37:00 GMT

DroidJason1 writes: Microsoft has filed a contract dispute lawsuit against Samsung over what Microsoft claims is a breach of contract by Samsung involving Android patent royalties. Back in 2011, Samsung voluntarily entered into a legally binding contract with Microsoft in a cross-licensing IP agreement involving Android patents. Samsung has grown over the past few years and now believes that Microsoft's recent acquisition of Nokia nulls the agreement. Microsoft has gone to court and is asking to settle the disagreement with Samsung in order to continue the original agreement.

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Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:56:00 GMT

RobinH writes: Our small-ish municipality (between 10,000 to 15,000 in population) has recently decided to switch to online voting. I should note that they were previously doing voting-by-mail. I have significant reservations about online voting, particularly the possibility of vote-selling and the general lack of voter secrecy, not to mention the possible lack of computer security. However, it's only a municipal election, and apparently a lot of municipalities around here are already doing online voting. I'm not sure if the rank-and-file citizens care, or if they would listen to my concerns. Should I bother speaking up, or should I ignore it since municipal elections are not that important anyway?

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Elon Musk Promises 100,000 Electric Cars Per Year
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:14:00 GMT

Dave Knott sends this news from the CBC: Tesla stock was up five per cent on Friday morning after CEO Elon Musk said the electric-car company would deliver 100,000 vehicles next year. Its earnings report released Thursday shows Tesla continues to operate at a loss as it spends on engineering and setting up an assembly line for its Model X SUV, which is scheduled to go into production early next year. But investors were cheered by the news that the company would deliver 100,000 vehicles next year, up from 22,000 in 2013 and a projected 35,000 this year. Tesla reported a loss of $61.9 million in its second quarter, compared with a loss of $30.5 million in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue nearly doubled to $769.3 million, missing Wall Street's forecast of $801.9 million, but expenses were also up as Tesla prepares some ambitious projects, spending $93 million in the quarter on research and development alone. While the Model X is in development, the longer-term plan is for a cheaper, mass-market car, the Model 3, to be launched in 2017. The biggest investment Tesla will make is in its large lithium-ion production plant, to be built at an as-yet-unnamed U.S. location in a $5-billion partnership with Panasonic.

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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:30:00 GMT

New submitter Petrut Malaescu writes: Last year Mercedes introduced an intelligent Lane Assist system to its S-class, which is cataloged as a Level 1 "Function-specific Automation" system. In other words, hands and feet must always be on the controls. But a clever driver discovered that all it takes to keep the car in Lane Assist mode is a soda can taped to the steering wheel. It's enough to trigger the steering wheel sensor that's supposed to detect the driver's hands. Obviously, it's not a good idea to try this on a busy highway.

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Getting Back To Coding
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:47:00 GMT

New submitter rrconan writes I always feel like I'm getting old because of the constant need to learn a new tools to do the same job. At the end of projects, I get the impression that nothing changes — there are no real benefits to the new tools, and the only result is a lot of time wasted learning them instead of doing the work. We discussed this last week with Andrew Binstock's "Just Let Me Code" article, and now he's written a follow-up about reducing tool complexity and focusing on writing code. He says, "Tool vendors have several misperceptions that stand in the way. The first is a long-standing issue, which is 'featuritis': the tendency to create the perception of greater value in upgrades by adding rarely needed features. ... The second misperception is that many tool vendors view the user experience they offer as already pretty darn good. Compared with tools we had 10 years ago or more, UIs have indeed improved significantly. But they have not improved as fast as complexity has increased. And in that gap lies the problem.' Now I understand that what I thought of as "getting old" was really "getting smart."

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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:04:00 GMT

GTRacer writes: Forbes reports that Hilton Worldwide, international hotel operator, is rolling out smartphone-based guest tools allowing self-service check-in, access to a virtual floorplan to select a room, and (in 2015) actual door access once checked in. The author states the drive for this technology is the growing influence of the swelling ranks of Millennials, who "[...] have a very strong inclination toward automated and self-service customer service." The security risks seem obvious, though.

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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:22:00 GMT

1sockchuck (826398) writes Bitcoin hardware vendor BitFury has opened a 20-megawatt data center to expand its cloud mining operations. The hashing center in the Republic of Georgia is filled with long rows of racks packed with specialized Bitcoin mining rigs powered by ASICs. It's the latest example of the Bitcoin industry's development of high-density, low-budget mining facilities optimized for rapid changes in hardware and economics. It also illustrates how ASIC makers are now expanding their focus from retail sales to their in-house operations as Bitcoin mining becomes industrialized.

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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:40:00 GMT

MojoKid (1002251) writes "AMD updated its family of Kaveri-based A-Series APUs for desktop systems recently, namely the A10-7800 and the A6-7400K. The A10-7800 has 12 total compute cores, 4 CPU and 8 GPU cores, with average and maximum turbo clock speeds of 3.5GHz and 3.9GHz, respectively. The A6-7400K arrives with 6 total cores (2CPU, 4 GPU) and with the same clock frequencies. ... The AMD A10-7800 APU's performance is somewhat mixed, though it is a decent performer overall. Its Steamroller-based CPU cores do not do much to make up ground versus Intel's processors, so in the more CPU-bound workloads, Intel's dual-core Core i3-4330 competes favorably to AMD's quad-cores. And in terms of IPC and single-thread performance Intel maintains a big lead. Factor graphics into the equation, however, and the tides turn completely. The GCN-based graphics engine in Kaveri is a major step-up over the previous-gen, and much more powerful than Intel's mainstream offerings. The A10-7800's power consumption characteristics are also more desirable versus the Richland-based A10-6800K."

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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:03:00 GMT

acidradio (659704) writes American air charter specialist Phoenix Air has been contracted by the U.S. Army to haul an American physician afflicted with Ebola from Liberia to the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. This will be the first 'purposeful' transport of an Ebola victim to the U.S. The patient will be flown in a special Gulfstream III (formerly owned by the Danish Air Force) outfitted for very specialized medical transports such as this. I dunno. I know there are brilliant doctors and scientists in Atlanta who handle highly-communicable diseases, but is this such a brilliant idea? theodp (442580) writes with related news In response to the Ebola outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel. "Ebola virus is transmitted by close contact with a person who has symptoms of Ebola," the CDC explains. "Close contact is defined as having cared for or lived with a person with Ebola or having a high likelihood of direct contact with blood or body fluids of an Ebola patient. Examples of close contact include kissing or embracing, sharing eating or drinking utensils, close conversation (3 feet), physical examination, and any other direct physical contact between people. Close contact does not include walking by a person or briefly sitting across a room from a person."

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China Confirms New Generation of ICBM
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:00 GMT

Taco Cowboy (5327) writes with news of the Chinese military's latest toy, an ICBM capable of delivering multiple warheads across the Pacific. From the article: The DF-41 is designed to have a range of 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles), according to a report by Jane's Strategic Weapon Systems, putting it among the world's longest-range missiles. ... It is "possibly capable of carrying multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles", the U.S. Defense Department said in a report in June, referring to a payload of several nuclear warheads. It also quoted a Chinese military analyst as saying: "As the U.S. continues to strengthen its missile defense system, developing third generation nuclear weapons capable of carrying multiple warheads is the trend." China's previous longest range missile was the DF-5A, which can carry a single warhead as far as 12,000 km, according to Jane's.

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NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:47:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes with news that the Mars 2020 experiments have been chosen: In short, the 2020 rover will cary 7 instruments, out of 58 proposals in total, and the rover itself will be based on the current Curiosity rover. The selected instruments are: Mastcam-Z, an advanced camera system with panoramic and stereoscopic imaging capability with the ability to zoom. SuperCam, an instrument that can provide imaging, chemical composition analysis, and mineralogy. The instrument will also be able to detect the presence of organic compounds in rocks and regolith from a distance. Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL), an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer that will also contain an imager with high resolution to determine the fine scale elemental composition of Martian surface materials. Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC) — This one will have a UV laser! The Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE), an exploration technology investigation that will produce oxygen from Martian atmospheric carbon dioxide. Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA). This one is basically a weather station. The Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Exploration (RIMFAX), a ground-penetrating radar that will provide centimeter-scale resolution of the geologic structure of the subsurface. Can't decide if the UV laser or the ground radar is the coolest of the lot.

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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:06:00 GMT

jfruh (300774) writes Investigators in a criminal case want to see some emails stored on Microsoft's servers in Ireland. Microsoft has resisted, on the grounds that U.S. law enforcement doesn't have jurisdiction there, but a New York judge ruled against them, responding to prosecutors' worries that web service providers could just move information around the world to avoid investigation. The case will be appealed.

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Multipath TCP Introduces Security Blind Spot
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:25:00 GMT

msm1267 (2804139) writes If multipath TCP is the next big thing to bring resilience and efficiency to networking, then there are some serious security issues to address before it goes mainstream. An expert at next week's Black Hat conference is expected to explain how the TCP extension leaves network security gear blind to traffic moving over multiple network streams. Today's IDS and IPS, for example, cannot correlate and re-assemble traffic as it's split over multiple paths. While such attacks are not entirely practical today, as multipath TCP becomes a fixture on popular networking gear and mobile devices, the risks will escalate. "[Multipath TCP] solves big problems we have today in an elegant fashion," said Catherine Pearce, security consultant and one of the presenters, along with Patrick Thomas. "You don't have to replace hardware or software; it handles all that stuff behind the scenes. But security tools are naïve [to MPTCP], and make assumptions that are no longer valid that were valid in the past."

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The CIA Does Las Vegas
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:46:00 GMT

Nicola Hahn (1482985) writes Despite the long line of covert operations that Ed Snowden's documents have exposed, public outcry hasn't come anywhere near the level of social unrest that characterized the 1960s. Journalists like Conor Friedersdorf have suggested that one explanation for this is that the public is "informed by a press that treats officials who get caught lying and misleading (e.g., James Clapper and Keith Alexander) as if they're credible." Certainly there are a number of well-known popular venues which offer a stage for spies to broadcast their messages from while simultaneously claiming to "cultivate conversations among all members of the security community, both public and private." This year, for instance, Black Hat USA will host Dan Greer (the CISO of In-Q-Tel) as a keynote speaker. But after all of the lies and subterfuge is it even constructive to give voice to the talking points of intelligence officials? Or are they just muddying the water? As one observer put it, "high-profile members of the intelligence community like Cofer Black, Shawn Henry, Keith Alexander, and Dan Greer are positioned front and center in keynote slots, as if they were glamorous Hollywood celebrities. While those who value their civil liberties might opine that they should more aptly be treated like pariahs."

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NASA Tests Microwave Space Drive
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:04:00 GMT

schwit1 (797399) writes with news that NASA scientists have tested the EmDrive, which claims to use quantum vacuum plasma for propulsion. Theoretically improbable, but perhaps possible after all. If it does work, it would eliminate the need for expendable fuel (just add electricity). From the article:Either the results are completely wrong, or NASA has confirmed a major breakthrough in space propulsion. A working microwave thruster would radically cut the cost of satellites and space stations and extend their working life, drive deep-space missions, and take astronauts to Mars in weeks rather than months. ... [According to the researchers] "Test results indicate that the RF resonant cavity thruster design, which is unique as an electric propulsion device, is producing a force that is not attributable to any classical electromagnetic phenomenon and therefore is potentially demonstrating an interaction with the quantum vacuum virtual plasma." Skepticism is certainly warranted: NASA researchers were only able to produce about 1/1000th of the force the Chinese researchers reported. But they were careful to avoid false sensor readings, so something is going on. The paper declined to comment on what that could be, leaving the physics of the system an open problem.

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Unboxing a Cray XC30 'Magnus' Petaflops Supercomputer
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:07:00 GMT

Bismillah (993337) writes The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Australia has started unboxing and installing its new upgraded 'Magnus' supercomputer, which could become the largest such system in the southern hemisphere, with up to one petaFLOPS performance.

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Winners of Raspberry Pi Photography Contest 2014
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:05:00 GMT

coop0030 (263345) writes Adafruit held a 2014 Raspberry Pi Photography contest that has completed with the winners selected. You can see the winning photographs as well as all of the entries. Andrew Mulholland, using a Raspberry Pi powered LEGO panobot, is the winning photographer. He's also provided a video of how his winning photographs were put together.

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Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:11:00 GMT

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes To help people overcome drug addiction, researchers at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds to recreate situations that trigger cravings for nicotine, alcohol, weed, and now, hard drugs like heroin. Traditional relapse therapy usually involves roleplaying: Therapists often pretend to be a friend or some other familiar person and offer the patient their drug of choice in order to teach them avoidance strategies. By strapping patients into a virtual reality headset and running them through a familiar scenario where they commonly use the drug, like a party, the treatment can be much more realistic and effective, researchers say (video).

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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:02:00 GMT

redletterdave (2493036) writes Nintendo posted its third loss in four quarters on Wednesday. Even though Mario Kart 8, its big first-party game released in May, shipped more than 2.82 million copies by the end of June, the Mario-themed racing game was not enough to help Nintendo's struggling Wii U console perform in this particular quarter. The company said it lost $97 million between March and June. Nintendo shipped 510,000 units of the Wii U in the June quarter, bringing the total to 6.68 million consoles sold — it's a big jump from the 160,000 units it sold in the same quarter a year ago and a small improvement over the 310,000 units it sold in the March quarter. Still, the Wii U is still lagging behind the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and Nintendo must also contend with mobile games available on Apple and Google's app stores, which cost but a fraction of a Nintendo game.

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Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:01:00 GMT

New submitter IMissAlexChilton (3748631) writes Frank Malina masterfully led the World War II effort to build U.S. rockets for jet-assisted takeoff and guided missiles. As described in IEEE Spectrum, Malina's motley crew of engineers and enthusiasts (including occultist Jack Parsons) founded the Jet Propulsion Lab and made critical breakthroughs in solid fuels, hypergolics, and high-altitude sounding rockets, laying the groundwork for NASA's future successes. And yet, under suspicion by the Feds at the war's end, Malina gave up his research career, and his team's efforts sank into obscurity. Taking his place: the former Nazi Wernher von Braun. Read "Frank Malina: America's Forgotten Rocketeer". Includes cool vintage footage of early JPL rocket tests.

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French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:08:00 GMT

Guybrush_T (980074) writes Iliad, the parent company of Free, confirmed today having made an offer to buy 56% of the U.S. branch of T-Mobile. This could be very good news for the U.S., since the provider reduced significantly the average price of mobile plans in France since they entered the mobile market two years ago. Their disruptive strategy, featuring an all-inclusive €20/month plan and a €2/month plan gathered 11% of the French market in only two years and lowered the price of plans by a factor of 5 to 10.

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New Display Technology Corrects For Vision Defects
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:31:00 GMT

rtoz (2530056) writes Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new display technology that automatically corrects for vision defects without requiring glasses or contact lenses. This technique could lead to dashboard-mounted GPS displays that farsighted drivers can consult without putting their glasses on, or electronic readers that eliminate the need for reading glasses. The display is a variation on a glasses-free 3-D technology: a 3-D display projects slightly different images to the viewer's left and right eyes. Similarly, this vision-correcting display projects slightly different images to different parts of the viewer's pupil.

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Passport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:54:00 GMT

linuxwrangler (582055) writes Job interviews missed, work and wedding plans disrupted, children unable to fly home with their adoptive parents. All this disruption is due to a outage involving the passport and visa processing database at the U.S. State Department. The problems have been ongoing since July 19 and the best estimate for repair is "soon." The system "crashed shortly after maintenance."

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Free Internet Access for Africa and Abuse for Twitter’s CEO
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:14:45 GMT

On this week's show: The Internet.org plan to supply African phone owners with free (but limited) Internet access, the abuse problem on Twitter, and Instagram's new Bolt messaging app. Plus, bluegrass song titles decoded!






Game|Life Podcast: Putting PlayStation’s Game Streaming Service to the Test
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:43:41 GMT

WIRED editors discuss Sony's new streaming-games service, which just entered open beta on PlayStation 4.






The Oculus Rift Made Me Believe I Could Fly
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:50:57 GMT

Yesterday, I flew over downtown San Francisco. I swooped past the Transamerica Pyramid, taking care not to get speared, and winged it out towards the water. A heavy fog covered the bay, as usual, so I decided to head back into the city. I dove sharply, and the wind started whipping across my face. I […]






ExoMars’ Organic Sniffing Spectrometer
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:47:03 GMT

Lewis Dartnell, author of The Knowledge talks about his day job: Helping build Europe's mission to Mars.






Rosetta Meets a Comet and You Get Homework
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:47:02 GMT

The Rosetta spacecraft is getting close to the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (which I will just refer to as 67P from now on). If you think about it, this is pretty exciting. A spacecraft will not only make a close approach to a comet, but it will also drop a small lander on the comet’s surface. That’s […]

Rosetta Meets a Comet and You Get Homework
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:13:13 GMT

The Rosetta spacecraft is getting close to the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (which I will just refer to as 67P from now on). If you think about it, this is pretty exciting. A spacecraft will not only make a close approach to a comet, but it will also drop a small lander on the comet’s surface. That’s […]






WTF Just Happened: My New HDTV Makes Movies Look Unnaturally Smooth
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:27:01 GMT

You just bought a brand-new TV and now all your movies look overly smoothed out and artificial. WTF?






Take a Tour of Safari’s Best New Features in OS X Yosemite
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:28 GMT

For those who’ve just started using the OS X Yosemite public beta, or are just anticipating its launch later this year, we’ve got some tips on how to best take advantage of the redesigned OS. First up, a tour of Apple’s web browser, Safari.






Why a Simple To-Do List Tool Is Winning Over Legions of Fans
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:28 GMT

Think of it as the Pinterest of to-do lists. Trello is an online tool for managing projects and personal tasks. That may sounds rather prosaic. But this increasingly popular app often inspires the sort of passion usually reserved for consumer apps like Pinterest or Instagram. It’s the kind of business software that slips into businesses […]






The Eerie Innards of America’s Abandoned Sanitariums
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:27 GMT

Crumbling, abandoned American mental asylums from the early 20th century—like the one in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—aren’t places most of us would want to hang out. Photographer Jeremy Harris, on the other hand, has been going out of his way to explore and document their spooky ruins for almost 10 years. “I just […]






This Week’s Best TV: Vin Diesel’s D&D Obsession and Chris Pratt’s Flashing Prank
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:27 GMT

From geckos having sex in space to 14-foot monsters, we're fully committing to the ridiculous in this week's TV round-up. And why shouldn't we? The news pouring in from around the world lately is bad, really bad, so consider this your oasis in a desert of otherwise hot and harsh headlines. Rest up, recharge, and close out your week with the most fun moments on TV from the last few days.






How Cosmetics Giant Sephora Plans to Survive Retail in a Digital Age
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:26 GMT

E-commerce may be eating the world, but Sephora's leadership believes technology can actually complement---rather than kill---the retail store.






Guardians of the Galaxy Is a Wild, Hilarious Gem
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:26 GMT

There are many ways Guardians of the Galaxy could've misstepped, but it's as sure-footed as any Marvel film to date.






Free Mobile Data Plans Are Going to Crush the Startup Economy
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:20 GMT

The deal sounds great: Stream unlimited music without any data charges. The offer from T-Mobile includes popular services such as Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora. These apps will no longer count against your data plan, the company announced recently, no matter how much you stream across its 4G LTE network. Or consider Sprint’s new offer, via […]






How Life Made the Leap From Single Cells to Multicellular Animals
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:14 GMT

For billions of years, single-celled creatures had the planet to themselves, floating through the oceans in solitary bliss. Some microorganisms attempted multicellular arrangements, forming small sheets or filaments of cells. But these ventures hit dead ends. The single cell ruled the earth. Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent division of […]






Renaissance Paintings Make for Hilarious (Kiiinda Sacrilegious) GIF Mashups
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:12 GMT

The Renaissance began in Italy in the 1400s. Newly made scientific discoveries meant that painters were depicting the human form with more anatomical accuracy, but their subjects were often intensely religious, Catholic figures. You wouldn’t necessarily call it a fun-loving body of work. Unless you’re James Kerr. In an act of da Vinci-esque brilliance, the […]






The SpongeBob Movie Could Be the Breakout Superhero Flick of 2015
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:46:44 GMT

Let's be honest: After a banner year for superhero movies with Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2015 suddenly looks a bit dull in comparison. If only there was a superhero movie on its way that seemed fun, inventive, and entirely out of left field. Oh, wait, there is. Could The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water be the superhero surprise of next year?






The Next Mars Rover Will Have Better Lasers and X-Ray Vision
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:43:51 GMT

NASA announced today that its next Mars rover will have advanced cameras, more sophisticated lasers, and the ability to see underground as it explores the Red Planet starting in 2020.






Go Inside the Lab Where GM Tears Apart Its Competitors’ Cars
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:57:38 GMT

Most General Motors workers spend their days making cars (or recalling them for repairs). Not the 100 or so employees who work in a giant room affectionately known as the Teardown Lab. Their job is to slowly and carefully rip apart cars produced by the competition to find out how they’re built—and what GM could […]






What’s Your Post-Apocalypse Game Plan?
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:26:57 GMT

An interview with Lewis Dartnell, astrobiologist and author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch, about the most important skills to carry into a new civilization.






Scientists Uncover a Surprising World of Microbes in Cheese Rind
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:06:36 GMT

The rind of good cheese is a thriving microbial community. A single gram—a tiny crumb—contains 10 billion microbial cells, a mix of bacteria and fungi that contribute delicious and sometimes funky flavors. But even though humans have been making cheese for thousands of years, we know very little about what all those bugs are and […]






Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That’s Already Built Into It
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:03:31 GMT

A lot of concern about the NSA’s seemingly omnipresent surveillance over the last year has focused on the agency’s efforts to install back doors in software and hardware. Those efforts are greatly aided, however, if the agency can piggyback on embedded software already on a system that can be exploited. Two researchers have uncovered such […]






The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn’t Get Enough of This Month
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:46:03 GMT

This is the stuff from our lives that we either own and never want to let go, or that we’ve been testing and are totally enamored with. This is July's most loved gear.






Finally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:46:03 GMT

First came Generation X. Then the Millennials. And if you have kids under 10, you already know what they’re going to be called: the Touchscreen Generation. For these kids, who learned to walk and talk as smartphones and tablets were saturating the cultural landscape, a computer with a physical keyboard is archaic and distant, a […]






Meet the Creative Crew Generating Some of the Internet’s Coolest GIFs
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:46:02 GMT

The GIF is growing up. In just the past couple years it’s graduated from grainy loops of LOLing babies to an artistic medium that’s endorsed by the venerable Saatchi Gallery in London and commissioned by newspaper heavyweights like The New York Times. New art forms tend to inspire an infrastructure of people and organizations: fans, […]







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Watch Liam Payne Do a Sexy Strip Dance! Plus See Zayn Malik's Glorious Beard of Facial Hair
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:40:10 GMT

Liam Payne, KeekStrip, Liam Payne! Strip! A pal of the One Direction singer recently posted a Keek video of Payne doing a funny—and sexy—strip dance on a yacht. In the clip, the...

Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom Barely Miss Each Other at Another Ibiza Party Post-Fight: Get the Details!
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:32:00 GMT

Orlando Bloom, Justin BieberTo think, just moments may have separated the world from Orlando Bloom vs. Justin Bieber, Round 2. Ibiza is positively swarming with celebrities right now, but all eyes are on what those...

Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy Call Off Their Engagement
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:21:33 GMT

Michael Strahan, Nicole MurphyMichael Strahan and Nicole Murphy have decided to end their engagement. A rep for the retired football player and now morning talk show host tells E! News, "They love each other very...

Nashville Season 3 Premiere Is Going to Be Live! Find Out Who Will Actually Sing During the Episode
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:19:03 GMT

Nashville CastIf you loved the Nashville: On the Record special concert episode of Nashville last season when the cast took to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to perform their songs live for the first time,...

Orlando Bloom Dancing in Ibiza Is the Best Thing You'll See All Week—Watch This Video Now!
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:52:37 GMT

Orlando BloomThis is officially the best thing Orlando Bloom has done all week. Two days after his punching brawl with Justin Bieber, Bloom proved he is officially over all the drama with an epic...

Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and More Stars Flock to Ibiza for Summer Vacation
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:32:23 GMT

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Orlando Bloom, Justin BieberWe're having a serious case of FOMO after looking at all the celebs spending their summer vacations in Ibiza lately. While the island has long been synonymous with fantastic...

Woman Uses Her Prosthetic Leg as a Weapon on Flight, Demands Cigarettes and a Parachute
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:24:15 GMT

Prosthetic LegRemember when Real Housewives of New York's Aviva Drescher threw her prosthetic leg onto the dinner table in a fit of rage? Here's a refresher: Well, it looks like she's...

Paulina Gretzky's Fianc, Dustin Johnson, Suspended From PGA Tour for 6 Months After Testing Positive for Cocaine: Report
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:03:20 GMT

Paulina Gretzky, Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson is going to be needing all the support he can get from his loved ones. The 30-year-old golfer, who's been engaged to Paulina Gretzky since last summer, has been...

Best Looks of the Week: Reese Witherspoon's Pop of Pink, Zoe Saldana's White Hot Dress & More
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:39:59 GMT

Zoe Saldana, Reese WitherspoonWhile it seems most of Hollywood has migrated to Ibiza, Spain this week to party (or fight) there were still plenty of celebs hitting the red carpets at home. Take for example, Zoe...

The 5 Most Delicious Vegan Summer Treats
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:34:00 GMT

Vegan Ice CreamIsn't it the best when you fall in love with a dessert, and then you find out that it actually isn't bad for you!? We know, it's a crazy concept, but healthy (and scrumptious!)...

Bristol Palin Broke?! Lawyer Says Court Docs Citing Zero Income Were Filed by Ex Levi Johnston and Are Not Accurate
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:25:40 GMT

Bristol Palin, Levi JohnstonIs Bristol Palin in quite the hole when it comes to her finances? Court documents filed by Levi Johnston, her ex-boyfriend and father of her son Tripp, put Bristol's earnings for the...

Kaley Cuoco Once Interviewed Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey and Had No Idea Who He Was—Hear the Hilarious Story!
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:23:33 GMT

Tyler Posey Tyler Posey is kind of a big deal. Not only is he the star of MTV's hottest (and scariest!) show, Teen Wolf—Hello, they wrote an entire episode around a tattoo he got in real life!...

Watch Julia Roberts Perfectly Recite Her Famous Lines From Pretty Woman and Notting Hill!
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:02:35 GMT

Julia Roberts, OscarsThis is just too awesome! During an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show this week, Julia Roberts reflected on some of her iconic movie roles. When asked which one of...

Nick Young Talks Fashion and Names the Most Stylish NBA Players
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:00:00 GMT

Nick Young, Swaggy P, LakersSomeone is having a "Fancy" summer. Nick Young and his ladylove Iggy Azalea stepped out last month at the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, just a stone's throw away...

Daniel Radcliffe's Mexico City Movie Premiere Cancelled Due to Crowd Concerns
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:58:16 GMT

Daniel Radcliffe The Mexican distributor of Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming film What If cancelled the red carpet premiere due to concerns about crowd control at the event. Diamond Films...

Ask a Stylist: How to Rock Gaucho Pants Like Kate Hudson
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:47:43 GMT

Kate Huson, Ask a StylistA true class act, Kate Hudson is not only a brilliant actor and devoted mother, but she has an insane sense of style; always on trend and dressed to perfection. I must admit, I've got a bit of...

An Australian Couple Abandoned Their Baby with Down Syndrome, So the Internet Stepped In
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:32:22 GMT

Hope for GammyAnd the Most Terrible Human Beings in the World award goes to…one unnamed Australian couple. Gammy is a six-month-old Thai baby with Down syndrome and a congenital heart condition....

Under Armour and Misty Copeland Put Dance-Is-Not-a-Sport Myth to Rest in Badass New Commercial—Watch Now!
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:09:00 GMT

Misty CopelandFor anyone who may be wavering on the whole "Are dancers really athletes?" question... Prepare to be schooled. Sportswear purveyor Under Armour has a new commercial...

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Might Be the Weirdest Dressed Couple Ever—See the Pics That Prove It!
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:52:37 GMT

Ashlee Simpson, Evan RossDid Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross find each other because they both have crazy taste in fashion, or do they have crazy taste in fashion because they found each other? This is one chicken and egg...

Kim Kardashian Posts Nearly Naked Wedding Pic! See Her Topless in Only See-Through Tights
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:43:17 GMT

Kim Kardashian, InstagramKim Kardashian is giving fans an eyeful! The 33-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted a nearly naked photo of herself on Instagram today in honor of her pal and wedding...


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How U.S. hospital plans to keep Ebola contained
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:17:29 -0400

What Emory University Hospital is doing to ensure 2 Americans stricken with deadly virus are treated safely

U.S. calls Israeli soldier's alleged abduction "barbaric"
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:32:40 -0400

Kerry denounces as "outrageous" deadly militant attack as U.N. chief urges both sides "to show maximum restraint"

S&P 500 slumps to biggest loss in more than 2 years
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:26:00 -0400

After a five-month upward climb, financial markets nosed down as investors retrenched

The secret to career success? Enthusiasm
published: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:49:31 -0400

In 1980, Morley Safer traveled to Dallas to uncover the multimillion-dollar industry that was making people richer, better, and happier

Obama defends U.S. foreign policy: "It's not neat and it's not smooth"
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:33:52 -0400

As global crises escalate in the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere, the president argues the United States hasn't lost its diplomatic influence

NYPD "chokehold arrest" of Eric Garner ruled homicide
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:34:30 -0400

Report says medical examiner found Eric Garner's death was caused by "the compression of his chest and prone positioning" when police restrained him

California man nearly loses leg to spider bite
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:34:11 -0400

After 10 surgeries and 8 weeks in the hospital, Todd Thomas wants others to learn from his story

Obama signs bill "unlocking" cellphones
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:53:01 -0400

But how much of an impact will the highly popular law actually have?

Photos of the week
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:01:03 -0400

The best images from the week's news, July 26-Aug. 1, 2014

Prescription painkiller overdoses continue to skyrocket
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:37:24 -0400

Consumer Reports finds big increase in both prescriptions and deaths, and calls for the FDA to take action

Judge: "Slenderman" stabbing suspect not competent for trial
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:26:34 -0400

A Wisconsin judge ruled Friday one of two 12-year-old girls accused of brutally stabbing a classmate in an attempt to please a fictional online horror character is not mentally competent

Could ants change the course of climate change?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:01:39 -0400

These small insects may have a big impact on soil components that help cool the Earth

20 injured in two separate San Francisco public transportation crashes
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:01:04 -0400

Two separate crashes with a public train and bus in San Francisco within minutes of each other sent passengers to hospitals

"Fab Five" quintuplets go home after 4 months
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:58:58 -0400

A rare set of quintuplets born in March in Dallas were cleared to go home with their family, doctors say

Fla. man guilty of throwing baby from car window
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:50:51 -0400

A jury found a Florida man guilty of first-degree-murder after throwing a 3-month-old boy out of a moving car onto a highway, killing the baby instantly

Mich. couple held on $500k bail in dogs fatal mauling of jogger
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:05:19 -0400

Valbona Lucaj, 44, and husband Sebastiano Quagliata, 45, are charged with second-degree murder and possessing a dangerous animal causing death in the July 23 incident

2014 Nat Geo contest winners
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:36:48 -0400

More than 18,000 applicants sent in photos from around the world as part of National Geographic's annual traveler photo contest

Missing Ind. woman's ex admits to killing, burying her
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:47:16 -0400

Court documents say Scott Schuck admitted to striking and strangling Rebecca Cassidy, 33, in April 2010

Calif. condo residents decry nearby rooftop funerals
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:48:57 -0400

A California cemetery has begun performing funerals on the roof of its mausoleum; that has residents of a neighboring condo angry enough to wake the dead

Giraffe dies after head hits highway overpass
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:35:04 -0400

"The impact of the giraffe's head on the bridge was so loud that my cousin ... asked if someone had been shot," witness says

Cantor says he'll resign months earlier than expected
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:40:52 -0400

Former House majority leader ousted in Republican primary says he will step down before term ends

Mom posts bond in case of husband, son found dead in Arkansas
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:55:39 -0400

Authorities said Brooke Floyd, 21, is a "possible suspect" in the deaths of her husband and 10-month-old son, who were found in a wooded area in Arkansas

Little girl really doesn't want her brother to grow up, this week on The Feed!
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:59:52 -0400

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos

"Guardians of the Galaxy" gets stellar marks from critics
published: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:26:03 -0400

Is the new Marvel flick starring Chris Pratt worth seeing?

What am I seeing?
published: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:08:57 -0400

Mysterious looking photos from the week explained