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Ben Stein: Keystone XL protests are about a ‘mental disease or defect’

Conservative economist Ben Stein joined in a joyful disparaging on Saturday of the opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, telling Fox News host Neil Cavuto that the protests are a sign of psychological issues. “This isn’t really about any policy issues,” Stein said. “it’s about attracting attention to the protesters,…

Europe salutes ‘Mars Express’ after decade of service

It was built on a relative shoestring, was completed in just five years and was designed to survive for just 687 days. Ten years later, after more than 12,000 swings around the Red Planet, Europe’s Mars Express is still going strong. Along with NASA’s massively successful fleet of probes and…

California woman served with $16,000 water bill

A California woman has been ordered to pay a $16,000 water bill despite no evidence of nearly that amount of usage on her part. KNSD-TV reported on Friday that officials in Escondido, California insist Margaret Kreusser owes the full amount for alleged usage between December 2012 and January 2013, which…

Mexico City pushes car-sharing to remedy chronic traffic jams

Car sharing: The next big thing in traffic-clogged Mexico City? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Car traffic on the streets of Veracruz, Mexico, November 2011. Diego Solorzano, a young entrepreneur, launched the country’s first car share initiative last June as an alternative to traffic-clogged Mexico City, something ‘in between public…

Google: Glass eyewear will not use face-recognition features

Google late Friday put out word that it won’t add face-recognition features to Glass, in a bow to privacy fears raised about the camera-enabled Internet-connected eyewear. “We won’t add facial recognition features to our products without having strong privacy protections in place,” Google said in an online message aimed at…

Treasury enacts ‘extraordinary measures’ to stay under debt ceiling

The U.S. Treasury Friday stopped re-investing in a retirement fund, a major step in its efforts to avoid exceeding the debt ceiling, according to a letter to lawmakers from Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. This is one in a slew of “extraordinary measures” announced earlier in the month by Lew, to…

Bradley Manning supporters hold pre-trial rally outside Fort Meade

Young soldier goes on trial Monday, charged with ‘aiding the enemy’ over sharing information on US military with WikiLeaks Supporters of accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning protested outside Fort Meade on Saturday just two days before the young soldier’s court martial opens at the army camp. More than three years…

Texas ricin letter suspect says actress wife is trying to frame him

A Texas man suspected of mailing letters tainted with the neurotoxin ricin to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told federal officials his wife sent the letters and is trying to frame him. According to the New York Post, 33-year-old Nathaniel Richardson was released from custody…

Austrian bank employee drops 90,000 euros into river

An Austrian bank employee has found himself in hot water after he unloaded bags containing 90,000 euros ($117,000) from his car boot to fix a puncture — only to see the money to fall into a river below. The incident reportedly happened on May 7 as the employee was transporting…

Iraq hit by worst violence since 2008

Iraq was hit in May by its worst violence in five years, further stoking fears of all-out sectarian strife, as its top two political rivals publicly embraced on Saturday in symbolic move aimed at easing tensions. Authorities have failed to bring the wave of unrest under control, nor addressed the…

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