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Tech giant Panasonic ‘investigated’ for alleged bribes

The US government is investigating whether a unit of Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corporation paid bribes abroad to ease business deals, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Citing company documents, the paper said the probe is focused on Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC), a subsidiary based in Lake Forest, California…

Bitcoin Foundation pushes back on new federal ‘guidance’

Federal regulators are starting to make noise about Bitcoin, the digital currency that’s gained in recognition and value over the past few years. Unregulated by a central bank and distributed via a peer-to-peer network, Bitcoins currently trade for around $89 apiece, not bad for something that only…   [Stack of…

Racial bias feeds the school-to-prison pipeline

Oakland High School sophomore Barry Williams answers a question from instructor Tiago Robinson during the Manhood Development Program at Oakland High School on March 12 in Oakland, California. This is the cover story in the Apr. 1 issue of The Christian Science MonitorWeekly.(Ann Hermes/The Christian…  …

Bomb test secrecy stirs suspicions on North Korea’s advanced nuclear capabilities: Washington Post

North Korea likely took meticulous steps to conceal any residue from its February nuclear weapon test, fueling suspicions that it is using a new bomb design with highly enriched uranium at its core, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Citing unnamed US officials and weapons experts, the newspaper said the effects…

Egypt’s ‘Jon Stewart’ Bassem Youssef freed on bail

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef was released on bail on Sunday after nearly five hours of questioning over alleged insults to the president and religion, highlighting concerns over freedom of expression in post-revolt Egypt. Youssef, whose weekly programme Albernameg (The Show) has pushed the boundaries of local television with its merciless…

Police: Man on meth crashes car into Walmart then randomly attacks bystanders

A man who crashed his car into a San Jose Walmart Sunday morning and began randomly beating people with a metal club was likely under the influence of methamphetamine, police said. The incident occurred just after 11 a.m., as a man who has not yet been named crashed his red…

Shocking: Tar sands oil flows through Arkansas neighborhood’s streets

Video published to YouTube on Sunday evening purports to show tar sands oil flowing through the streets of an Arkansas neighborhood following an Exxon-Mobil pipeline rupture on Friday. “So that is a pipeline that has busted and has flooded the neighborhood, and is going all the way to a drain…

Fox News contributor: ‘It gets a little comfortable to be in poverty’

Appearing Saturday on Fox News’s “Cavuto on Business,” contributor Charles Payne insisted that he knows firsthand how “it gets to be a little comfortable to be in poverty” in the United States. “There’s this idea that between the food stamps and the welfare and the earned income tax credit and…

YouTube plans decade-long ‘shutdown’ to determine site’s ‘winner’

AFP – In an elaborate April Fool’s prank, YouTube announced Sunday it was going dark for a decade, and that the site was merely an eight-year contest to find the best video. “It’s finally time to pick the winner,” YouTube representatives announced in a 3:32 minute video posted on its…

New U.S. strategy could push North Korea over the edge

AFP – Soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula have seen dire North Korean threats met with an unusually assertive US response that analysts warn could take a familiar game into dangerous territory. By publicly highlighting its recent deployment of nuclear-capable B-52 and stealth bombers over South Korea, Washington has, at…

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