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Tesla Motors to unveil new method to quickly recharge electric cars

Tesla Motors said Thursday it would demonstrate a way to quickly recharge electric cars by swapping drained batteries for fresh power cells. Tesla chief executive and founder Elon Musk used popular the messaging service Twitter to put out word that a “live pack swap demo” was taking place at the…

Google asks court for permission to publish government data requests

WASHINGTON — Google said Tuesday it asked a special US court handling national security investigations for permission to publish the number of government requests for data to the Internet giant. The court filing in Washington came amid a firestorm of protests over revelations that the National Security Agency had accessed…

Seattle woman quits ‘live on light’ diet because ‘message from universe’ told her to stop

Shine went for 47 days without food but says financial difficulties she’s enduring are ‘message from the universe that it is time to stop’ A Seattle woman is to abandon her controversial attempt to live on light on Wednesday after 47 days of surviving on water and tea. Naveena Shine,…

Photographer sues BuzzFeed for copyright violations and ‘subsequent infringements’

Website removed picture after initial complaint, but lawsuit alleges ‘direct and contributory infringement’.  A photographer who failed to see the funny side of a Buzzfeed post on “The 30 Funniest Header Faces” is suing the site for $3.6m (£2.3m) over claims it breached his copyright. The professional photographer, Kai Eiselein,…

Court rules Pirate Bay co-founder can be extradited from Sweden to Denmark

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is accused of involvement in one of Denmark’s biggest hacking attacks The Swedish co-founder of the Pirate Bay file-sharing website can be extradited to Denmark to face hacking charges, a Swedish court has ruled. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is accused of involvement in one of Denmark’s biggest hacking…

Russian lawmakers back bill to ban foreign adoptions by same sex couples

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed a bill which would place tough restrictions on adoption to countries where same-sex marriages are legal, following France’s vote last month allowing such unions. The bill could ban people in over a dozen countries from adopting Russian orphans even if they are single, according to…

U.S. to meet with Taliban ‘within days’

WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday welcomed the Taliban’s decision to open an office in Qatar and senior US officials said they hoped to meet with their Afghan foes within days. “I think the US will have its first formal meeting with the Taliban, and the first meeting with…

Man busted with 30 exotic animals for ‘mini zoo’ in Singapore

More than 30 wild animals, including pythons, tortoises, a slow loris and a marmoset have been seized from a flat in Singapore in the city’s largest such haul of banned wildlife in more than a decade, a government agency said Tuesday. The owner, who kept the animals in a public…

Families occupy unfinished homes in Spain

The washbasin in Juana Alonso’s bathroom is brand new, but no water comes out of the tap. No bulbs hang from the light fittings. The house is unfinished; no one was meant to be moving in — but Juana couldn’t wait. Along with dozens of neighbours, desperate victims of Spain’s…

Rep. Mike Rogers on Snowden: ‘Anything that he talks about is dangerous’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican head of a congressional panel on Tuesday said officials are concerned that former U.S. contractor Edward Snowden’s continued efforts to speak out and release intelligence information pose more risk for the United States. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, speaking ahead of a…

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