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U.S. Peace Corps withdrawing volunteers due to Ebola virus

The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra…

New report paints bleak future for nuclear power due to high operating costs

Originally published at Climate Central The globe’s nuclear power industry is aging, plagued with high…

Scientists: Companies could monitor your brain waves to test TV advertisements

Companies in the near future will be able to test public reaction to advertisements, music…

Go with the flow and you’ll find evolution belongs to physics

By Adrian Bejan, Duke University People like to say that we cannot witness evolution because…

Tech News

Edward Snowden continues life as a recluse after one year of asylum in Russia

Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marked on Thursday one year of political asylum in…

Panasonic confirms will invest in $5 billion Tesla battery Gigafactory

By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) – Panasonic Corp confirmed on Thursday it would invest in…

Media

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ studio apologizes for 9/11 PR gaffe

Paramount Australia says sorry for mistakenly combining a picture of a burning skyscraper with ‘September…

Oops! Stephen Colbert trolls Sarah Palin, bags TheSarahPalinChannel.com

Jumping on the bandwagon of those mocking failed vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s widely-reported new TV…

U.S. News

NY Met Opera delays lockout, extends talks with unions for 72 hours

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s Metropolitan Opera agreed to extend negotiations…

Ex-NYPD officer sues his accuser and NYC for $175 million over ‘rape cop’ label

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former New York City police officer cleared of charges of…

California state lawmaker Leland Yee pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California State Senator Leland Yee pleaded not guilty…

John Boehner: Unilateral action on immigration would seal Obama’s ‘legacy of lawlessness’

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday…

Disgruntled employee shoots boss after job demotion, then kills self in Chicago building

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – A man upset about a job demotion gravely wounded…

World

MH17 probe inches forward as experts reach Ukraine site

An international probe into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine inched forward on Thursday as experts risked attack…

Sudanese woman who had faced execution for being Christian heads to the US

(Reuters) – A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her…

French father put photo of his beaten baby on Facebook ‘for a laugh’

French police have charged a father with child abuse after he allegedly shook and beat his month-old baby because he…

Canada blames Hamas for civilians killed by Israeli strikes on Gaza

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel’s deadly…

Ugandan state lawyers seek to dismiss legal bid to overturn anti-gay law

Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay…

Islamic State jihadists battle with Kurds and Sunni tribes in Syria

The jihadist Islamic State (IS), which has taken over large swathes of war-torn Syria in just a few months, was…

UN rights chief slams Israel’s ‘defiance’ of international law

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday slammed what she said was Israel’s “deliberate defiance” of international law during…

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