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Source says Cory Booker will announce Senate run on Saturday

(Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker was expected to announce on Saturday he will run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey in a Democratic primary set for August to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a source close to Booker said on Friday. The campaign staffer asked…

Alaska uses drones to inspect oil and gas pipelines at a fraction of the cost

By Krithika Krishnamurthy (Reuters) – No pilot was required when the Aeryon Scout took off into the leaden skies of Alaska to inspect a stretch of oil pipeline. The miniature aircraft was guided by an engineer on the ground, armed only with a tablet computer. The 20-minute test flight, conducted…

California glitch-ridden nuclear plant shut down for good

A California nuclear power plant shut down last year after a radiation leak will be permanently closed, its owners said Friday. Southern California Edison (SCE) has been trying to fix problems which came to light last year after a minor leak in one reactor at the San Onofre plant, north…

Court rules prisoner has a First Amendment right to ‘erotic’ werewolf novel

California’s First District Court of appeals ruled recently that its prisons don’t have the right to restrict inmates’ access to literary depictions of sex and violence, even if the book itself is far from a timeless literary masterpiece. When Andres Martinez — a “voracious reader,” his lawyer Richard Braucher told…

Victims say military sexual assault reforms don’t go far enough

Victims and their advocates speak out after military leaders balk at Senate proposal to strip commanders of some powers During this week’s battle of wills between legislators and military leaders at the Senate armed services committee hearing into sexual assault, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and other…

Pussy Riot members make surprise U.S. visit to help free jailed friends

Two members of the Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot on Friday urged the United States to help free their friends jailed last year for an anti-government protest performance. The two women, who slipped into the country on a surprise visit, met with US lawmakers as well as White House…

Russia blocks key panel to hold up UN climate talks

Procedural protests by Russia held up part of the UN climate talks on Friday for the fifth successive day, according to frustrated delegates at the labyrinthine negotiations in Bonn. Russia has been blocking a key technical panel whose work feeds into the 12-day negotiation round. The Russians, supported by Belarus…

Obama wants faster Internet in schools

Obama wants faster Internet in US schools. Would you pay $5 a year for it? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View Eighth graders Sam Montgomery (l.) and Alexia Martin (r.) show President Obama their math projects as he hugs math teacher Felicia Dangerfield-Persky during a tour of…

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio promises to tackle real discrimination: Age discrimination

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who recently survived a recall effort over his much-maligned and recently declared unconstitutional racial profiling programs (he’s appealing), announced that he plans to become a poster boy against discrimination like he became the “poster boy for illegal immigration.” The discrimination Arpaio plans to publicize? Age…

Chilean farmers export pet tarantulas around the world

As pets go, they are low maintenance. No muss, no fuss, nice and quiet, and even a bit furry. So, how about snuggling up with a giant, non-biting tarantula? A farm in Chile exports the palm-sized critters to Asia, Europe and the United States for sale as exotic household companions.…

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