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15-year-old arrested in Calif. with military issue rocket launcher

An unnamed 15-year-old was arrested in Novato, California this week after police discovered a U.S. military issue rocket launcher commonly used during the worst of the fighting in Iraq. Officers discovered the weapon during a routine traffic stop. The teen’s classmates from San Marin high school told CBS News in…

Light traffic in L.A. despite ‘Carmageddon’ predictions

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Los Angeles freeway shutdown dubbed “Carmageddon” that city leaders have warned about for weeks failed to slow morning traffic in the region on Saturday, but officials remained cautious. The unprecedented weekend shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway could, in a worst-case scenario,…

Los Angeles has traffic jitters as “Carmageddon” begins

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles on Friday began closing a crucial freeway, the 405, touching off what officials warn could be a grueling weekend of epic traffic jams that locals have dubbed “Carmageddon.” The unprecedented 53-hour shutdown, expected to delay motorists for hours on alternate routes with ripple effects…

Verizon prepares fees for mobile users who download too much information

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday became the latest U.S. mobile data carrier to announce that it would implement usage-based pricing for Internet access, claiming the new fees would mean light users no longer “subsidize” those who rely on the company’s current unlimited data plans. Though the company currently offers a $30-per-month…

228 pro-democracy activists detained in Hong Kong

Demonstrators paralyzed traffic during an annual pro-democracy march in Hong Kong Friday, then police arrested 228 of the marchers, BNO News reported. The protesters were charged with illegal gathering, as well as obstruction of public places in the city’s center. The demonstration began Friday and continued through the night, with…

Charges dismissed against woman arrested while videotaping traffic stop from her front yard

The case against a 28-year-old woman charged with obstructing governmental administration after refusing a police officer’s order to leave her front yard while she was videotaping a traffic stop has been dismissed. WHEC reported a judge dismissed the case against Emily Good of Rochester, New York on Monday because there…

House Republicans look to pull funding for net neutrality

Money earmarked for the enforcement of net neutrality policies may not make it to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this year, if House Republicans have their way. In an appropriations bill (PDF) which cleared the House Appropriations Committee yesterday, blocking out funds for financial services and government operations, legislative language specifically…

Huffington Post traffic surpasses NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post received more traffic than the website of The New York Times in May, the first time it has surpassed NYTimes.com in unique visitors, tracking firm comScore said Thursday. ComScore said HuffingtonPost.com received 35.6 million unique visitors in May, up from 29.9 million the previous month,…

Internet traffic to quadruple by 2015: Cisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Global online traffic will quadruple by 2015 as the number of gadgets linked to the Internet climbs to 15 billion, according to a forecast by networking colossus Cisco. Cisco’s fifth annual Visual Networking Index Forecast, released Wednesday, predicted that nearly three billion people, more than 40 percent…

Netflix ‘undisputed bandwidth king’ of U.S. Internet traffic

SAN FRANCISCO — Films and television shows streamed online by Netflix amount to nearly 30 percent of the content racing downstream on the US Internet during peak periods, according to a study released Tuesday. “Netflix is now the undisputed bandwidth king of the Internet in North America,” Canadian networking gear…

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