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Twitter challenges subpoena seeking user data

NEW YORK — Twitter is challenging a court order to turn over to law enforcement data on one of its users involved in Occupy Wall Street in a case described by a civil liberties group as a major test of online freedom of speech. The motion filed Monday in a…

U.S. probing cyber attacks on gas pipelines

WASHINGTON — A series of cyber attacks has been targeting US natural gas pipeline operators, officials acknowledged Tuesday, raising concerns among security experts about vulnerabilities in key infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security “has been working since March 2012 with critical infrastructure owners and operators in the oil and natural…

Republicans wary of socialist win in France

WASHINGTON — Republican US lawmakers gave cautious reaction Tuesday to socialist Francois Hollande’s presidential win in France, with one senator warning the result could mark an “unnerving” setback in Afghanistan. “If the result of the election is that the French are going to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of…

Marilyn Monroe ‘last’ pics fail to sell

NEW YORK — Nude photos from what is said to have been Marilyn Monroe’s last formal photo shoot, just six weeks before her 1962 death, failed to sell at auction Tuesday in New York. The collection on sale as “Marilyn Monroe — Last Sitting” had an estimated value of between…

Google’s self-driving car licensed in Nevada

The state of Nevada has issued a license plate giving Google’s self-driving car the green light to travel along public roads. The modified Toyota Prius was issued a license bearing an infinity sign next to the left of number “001″ after demonstrating its auto-pilot capabilities on highways, neighborhood streets and…

Air India pilots conduct ‘illegal’ strike

At least 100 pilots from India’s debt-laden national carrier Air India failed to turn up to work on Tuesday in a move the civil aviation minister described as an “illegal” strike. The airline, which loses nearly $2 million a day, is facing mounting problems due to rising fuel prices, competition…

British activists say elderly care is ‘chronically underfunded’

Some elderly and disabled people will be condemned to a life of “misery and fear” unless the government acts now to reform the social care system, campaigners warned Tuesday. In an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, a coalition of 78 campaign groups and charities called for an urgent…

Australian speaker steps down over sexual harassment allegations

Australian parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper officially stood aside Tuesday amid sex harassment and travel fraud claims, while proclaiming his innocence and slamming a “trial by media”. Slipper, who is 62 and married, has been accused of harassing former aide James Ashby, 33, with explicit text messages, unwanted advances and inappropriate…

Huffington Post expands Canada operations

The AOL-owned Huffington Post news website said Tuesday it would expand its Canadian operations with regionally focused editions for Alberta and British Columbia. The move comes nearly a year after the launch of the Huffington Post Canada in May, 2011, and follows a February launch of the French-language site Le…

White House says no change in policy after surprise coalition change in Israel

A surprise coalition in Israel between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the center-right Kadima group will not make Washington change its “approach” to its close Mideast ally, the White House said Tuesday. “A new coalition in Israel will certainly not affect our policy approach. We continue to have…

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