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Bill O’Reilly: Stevie Wonder boycotting Florida and 21 other states to ‘sell product’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday accused Stevie Wonder of trying to “sell product” after the musician pledged to boycott Florida and all of the other 21 states with “Stand Your Ground” laws. Following a Florida jury’s decision to find former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman not guilty for the…

Millions of U.S. license plates tracked and stored – and it’s not just government agencies

Alarming number of databases across US are storing details of Americans’ locations – not just government agencies Millions of Americans are having their movements tracked through automated scanning of their car license plates, with the records held often indefinitely in vast government and private databases. A new report from the…

UK spy agency claims it did not illegally use U.S. PRISM data

Britain’s electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ did not bypass the law by using data from the secret US PRISM surveillance programme exposed by Edward Snowden, MPs said on Wednesday. The British parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee said a minister had signed off on a warrant for all of the agency’s requests…

Google scrambling to compete in online television market

US Internet giant Google is scrambling to deliver pay television online and has met with some content providers on licensing, The Wall Street Journal reports Tuesday. “If the Web giant goes ahead with the idea, it would join several other companies planning to offer services that deliver cable TV-style packages…

Kosher lube puts oral sex on the menu for Orthodox Jews

Rabbis have certified a range of lubricants as kosher. Is this the first rabbinically approved innovation to help oral sex? Rabbis have rarely generated so much excitement. At least not in the bedroom. For the first time, Orthodox Jews can buy sexual lubricants that have been declared kosher. The US-made…

Poop-based parasite sickens over 100 in three states

A parasite that comes from fecal matter has been spotted in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas since the beginning of July, authorities warned this week. The cyclospora parasite comes from fecal matter and is typically contracted by humans who eat produce tainted by said fecal matter. Over 100 people came down…

Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke says stimulus may end mid-2014

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated Wednesday that the Fed stimulus could be wound down next year if economic growth remains steady as forecast. But Bernanke warned that government spending cuts continue to threaten growth and that tapering the big bond-purchase program is “by no means” a “preset course”.…

Sen. Lindsay Graham suggests Olympics boycott over possible Snowden asylum in Russia

According to a report in a political blog, Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Obama should consider a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia if Edward Snowden is given asylum there. In a report from The Hill…  …

Maher tells David Letterman: Being a minority baseball owner ‘better than being a minority in Florida’

Real Time host Bill Maher admitted to being a minority owner of the New York Mets in an interview Tuesday with David Letterman, which brought along some perks. “Still and all, you get free tickets, right?” Letterman asked. “Better than being a minority in Florida,” Maher responded, a reference to…

Sabre rocket engine could open up access to space as never before

A £60m pledge from the UK government puts Reaction Engines’ Sabre rocket on course to change space exploration forever Imagine taking off from a runway like a normal aeroplane but flying so high and so fast that when you unclip your seatbelt, you float around the cabin. Look out of…

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