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French farmers enraged over low prices go on egg-breaking rampage

A group of rogue French farmers has gone on a furious egg-breaking rampage, destroying tens of thousands on roads and pledging to smash many more in protest against low prices. “More than 100,000 eggs were destroyed in the Cotes d’Armor (a department in the northwestern region of Brittany),” a spokesman…

Study finds food companies have ‘undue influence’ over vouching for safety of additives

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – U.S. food companies have “undue influence” in vouching for the safety of common additives such as salt, trans fats and artificial sweeteners, according to an analysis released on Wednesday that calls for better oversight of the additive process, which is currently…

7 surveillance reforms Obama supported before he became president

When the House of Representatives recently considered an amendment that would have dismantled the NSA’s bulk phone records collection program, the White House swiftly condemned the measure. But only five years ago, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. was part of a group of legislators that supported substantial changes to NSA surveillance…

Obama cancels meeting with Russia’s Putin over Snowden asylum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is cancelling his planned meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled for next month in Moscow, an administration official said on Wednesday. The Obama administration has repeatedly expressed disappointment after Moscow granted asylum to former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, rejecting U.S. pleas to…

British police arrest man who inspired Twitter’s new ‘report abuse’ button

LONDON, England — British police said on Wednesday they had arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with threats made on Twitter against a woman lawmaker and a feminist campaigner. Stella Creasy, from the opposition Labour party, has received threats culminating in a tweet of a picture showing a masked man…

Californians angered and startled by first mobile Amber Alert

California’s Amber Alert system was activated for the first time since WEA rolled out nationally because authorities believe two siblings, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and 8-year-old Ethan Anderson, were abducted from their home in San Diego by an alleged killer driving a four-door blue Nissan Versa.;  …

‘Serious’ Google Chrome security flaw offers unrestricted password access

Plain text logon details for email, social networks and company systems stored in browser’s Settings panel A serious flaw in the security of Google’s Chrome browser lets anyone with access to a user’s computer see all the passwords stored for email, social media and other sites, directly from the settings…

Pat Robertson: Murder committed in video games is no different than real life murder

If you aren’t a certain Christian denomination or a zillion years old, you may not be too familiar with Pat Robertson. Minister Robertson is the man behind The 700 Club, which is apparently still on the air, as well as the Chancellor of Regent University…  …

Sauropod dinosaurs replaced their teeth monthly: research

A team of paleontologists found that gigantic “long-neck” herbivores packed up to nine reserve teeth in each tooth socket, regularly replacing their dulling teeth with fresh ones. ;  …

Nez Perce tribe activists block Idaho highway over tar sands ‘megaload’

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Police arrested 19 members of the Nez Perce Tribe on Tuesday on suspicion of disorderly conduct for refusing to break a human chain blocking a highway in Idaho in protest against a 322-ton load of equipment bound for the tar sands of Alberta,…

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