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Scientists urge US to change its ‘national vision’ to curb coastal risks

(Reuters) – A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how…

Tokyo artist transforms bonsai trees into ‘exobiotanica’ by launching them into space

Azuma Makoto has created a completely unprecedented set of landscape images that show organic life on the…

Falling behind: U.S. among the least energy efficient of the world’s largest economies

Originally published at Climate Central Germany is the global leader in energy efficiency, and the…

Gravity plays a key role in shaping the U.S. West’s sandstone arches

Every artist has their secret and it turns out Mother Nature is no different. …

Tech News

Vladimir Putin signs law requiring mass storage of Russians’ personal Internet data

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a law requiring Internet companies to store all personal…

US Air Force to launch new spy satellites to keep an eye on what other nations are doing in space

The US Air Force will launch new satellites Wednesday to track those of other countries…

Media

Iowa editor gets fired over anti-’gaystapo’ rant, then sues for religious discrimination

An Iowa newspaper editor who was fired after posting an anti-LGBT blog post is irate…

Jon Stewart loves the dummies at CNN so much, he wants you to help him buy it

Reacting to news that media mogul Rupert Murdoch is attempting to purchase media conglomerate Time…

U.S. News

US renews ban on flights to Israel: A ‘potentially hazardous situation’

The US Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday renewed its ban on American flights to Tel…

‘Sovereign citizen’ must face charges, even if he is Crown Prince Emperor El Bey Bigbay Bagby

A federal judge has ordered a New Jersey “sovereign citizen” to stand trial on a…

Anti-immigrant activist: refugee kids worse than ‘anything that al Qaeda could blow up’

Appearing on Tea Party News Network broadcast earlier this month, the head of the Americans…

Kansas man charged with murder after kidnapped 5-year-old girl dies in police chase

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – A man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old Kansas girl, who…

US proposes new safety standards for moving crude oil by rail after explosive accidents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed an overhaul of safety…

World

Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor in re-election dead heat with rivals

Toronto’s crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford is in a dead heat with two other contenders in the Canadian city’s upcoming municipal…

US denies trying to pressure Israel with flight ban

The United States Tuesday denied that a ban on US airliners flying to Tel Aviv and a stark US travel…

British lawmaker: I would fire rockets at Israel, too

A British MP was criticised Wednesday for tweeting that he would fire rockets at Israel if he lived in the…

Michael Bloomberg flies to Israel in defiance of flight ban

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday he was jetting into Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Israel, calling for a…

UN rights chief condemns Israel and Hamas: ‘Strong possibility’ international law violated

Israel’s military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Wednesday while…

US-bound migrants face racist abuse and torture in Mexico: human rights groups

Human rights groups on Tuesday said that US-bound migrants passing through Mexico routinely face abuses, discrimination and even torture. With…

Palestinians plead for UN action to stop Gaza violence

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations held up photographs of slain children and read out the names of the…

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