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Google in talks to buy Hulu

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online video site Hulu has begun preliminary sales talks with about a dozen potential buyers, including Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc, according to a source familiar with the situation. Hulu’s financial advisers, Morgan Stanley and Guggenheim Partners, set up meetings with potential buyers, and…

Firefighters making headway against wildfire at Los Alamos

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico (Reuters) – A New Mexico wildfire raged largely unchecked for a fourth day near one of the nation’s top nuclear arms production plants on Wednesday, but firefighters finally gained some ground in corralling the flames. The so-called Las Conchas Fire has scorched at least 90,000 acres…

Motion Picture Association fights online file-sharing in UK court case

LONDON — Hollywood film studios launched legal action Tuesday against Britain’s biggest Internet service provider in a fight against online piracy, thought to be the first case of its kind in the country. The Motion Picture Association (MPA), which represents studios including Twentieth Century Fox and Walt Disney, is urging…

Hackers take down MasterCard.com a second time

The website of credit card provider MasterCard was taken offline Tuesday morning, apparently by hacker activists trying to make a statement about the financial blockade of anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. MasterCard, along with Visa, PayPal, Bank of America and Western Union, have all decided to withhold funds from WikiLeaks, and the…

Evacuations as fire threatens Los Alamos nuclear lab

LOS ANGELES — The top US nuclear research lab was ordered to stay closed Tuesday after flames reached it and the local town began evacuating, though all high-risk materials were safe, officials said Monday. The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) said there had been “no off-site releases of contamination” after…

Greek protestors put up giant banner at Acropolis

ATHENS — Greek protestors put up a giant banner early Monday at Athens’ iconic Acropolis urging a “counter-attack” against an austerity package imposed by foreign creditors to avoid default. The protest by the communist trade union Pame came just ahead of a parliamentary debate on the austerity package, which the…

Philippines launches ‘eco-friendly’ nuclear tourism

BATAAN, Philippines (AFP) – In a fresh but ambiguous take on ecotourism, travellers in the Philippines can visit a remote turtle sanctuary and then venture into the heart of a nearby nuclear power plant. If tourists feel too weary to make the three-hour bus drive back to Manila after their…

New website to monitor greenhouse gases

SYDNEY (AFP) – An Australian research institute on Monday launched a website that allows the public to monitor greenhouse gas emissions in the southern hemisphere. The government-backed Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) developed the site so people can see for themselves how climate-warming gases have increased as a…

U.S. nuclear regulator withheld information: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. nuclear safety regulator did not break the law when he stopped a review of a proposed Nevada burial site for radioactive waste, but he “strategically” kept information from his fellow commissioners, the Wall Street Journal said, citing a report from the agency’s internal watchdog. The confidential report…

Britain gets Twitter user’s data after court battle in California

LONDON – An English local authority said it had forced Twitter to hand over users’ details after it took the US microblogging site to court in California, in what is believed the first case of its kind in Britain. South Tyneside Council, in northeast England, took the legal action in…

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