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Justice Department opens investigation into violation of deaf prisoner rights in Denver

By Susan Greene The federal Justice Department is investigating Denver for failing to provide sign-language interpreters for deaf prisoners. Investigators are seeking to determine whether Denver – which touts itself as “one of America’s most accessible cities” — is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. In a November 20, 2012, letter…

Facebook announces transforming its news feeds

Facebook on Thursday began transforming the stream of updates from friends at home pages into a “personalized newspaper” with news ranging from the personal to the global. The News Feed on home pages at the leading social network was revamped to get rid of clutter and present “bright, beautiful” stories…

Beached sperm whale in Spain dies after eating large amounts of plastic

A 4.5 tonne sperm whale that washed ashore in southern Spain died from ingesting large amounts of plastic sheets used in greenhouses on farms in the region, a scientist said Thursday. The whale, which came ashore last year on a beach in Andalusia, had over 17 kilogrammes (37 pounds) of…

Bees pollinate better when they’re buzzing on caffeine

Turns out that bees, too, get a buzz off caffeine. It boosts their memory and makes them better pollinators, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. Honeybees fed a sugar solution containing caffeine, which exists naturally in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers, were three times…

The Earth is on track to to be the hottest it’s been in 11.3 millennia

The Earth is on track to becoming the hottest it has been at any time in the past 11.3 millennia, a period spanning the history of human civilization, a study published Thursday has found. Based on fossil samples and other data collected from 73 sites around the world, scientists have…

U.S. diplomat warns of global effort to curb Internet freedom

A number of countries are aggressively trying to control the Internet, a top US diplomat cautioned Thursday, insisting Washington would give no ground when it comes to curbing freedoms on the Web. “Many Middle Eastern countries, Russia, China and others are I believe going to take an increasingly aggressive stand…

Air France marks Women’s Day with all-female crew on Airbus

Air France will mark International Women’s Day on Friday with a 100 percent female crew on board an Airbus 380, the world’s largest commercial airplane, for a flight from Paris to Washington. “Air France is bringing together the largest exclusively female crew in its history: two pilots and 22 stewardesses”…

Europe drops investigation into mobile phone collusion pricing

The European Commission said Thursday it was dropping an investigation into five huge European telecoms companies over possible collusion in setting industry standards for mobile phones. The Commission said it had been in contact last year with Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, Spain’s Telefonica, Vodafone and Telecom Italia, plus mobile sector…

Banking group warns there’s too much ‘easy money’ in global economy

An influential group of leading world banks warned Thursday that central banks are pumping out too much easy money and markets risk becoming dangerously addicted to ultra-low interest rates. The Institute of International Finance, which groups 450 banks, said if central banks continue to flood money into the global economy…

FBI renews $1 million reward for return of agent missing in Iran

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has renewed a $1 million reward for information leading to the safe return of a former agent who went missing in Iran six years ago. Robert Levinson traveled to the Iranian island of Kish on March 8, 2007 as a private investigator looking into…

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