Month: April 2014

Insurance policies pertaining to bankers’ suicides classified as containing ‘trade secrets’Interesting News

Insurance policies pertaining to bankers’ suicides classified as containing ‘trade secrets’

After a recent rash of mysterious apparent suicides shook the financial world, researchers are scrambling to find answers about what
Government starts testing online ID program for internet usersInteresting News

Government starts testing online ID program for internet users

State officials in Michigan and Pennsylvania have been awarded roughly $2.4 million in federal funds to test an online ID
Snowden reportedly retained high-ranked lawyer to negotiate return to the USMore News

Snowden reportedly retained high-ranked lawyer to negotiate return to the US

Could Edward Snowden be coming home? The former intelligence contractor retained a well-known attorney with expertise in the United States
Former state Rep. Farnham charged with possessing child pornRandom News

Former state Rep. Farnham charged with possessing child porn

Former state Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with possessing child pornography in a federal complaint that claims the Democrat
Radiation level in tuna off Oregon coast tripled after Fukushima disasterFood & Health News

Radiation level in tuna off Oregon coast tripled after Fukushima disaster

While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, university
​Pennsylvania widow who lost $280,000 house over $6.30 tax debt loses appealEconomy & Money

​Pennsylvania widow who lost $280,000 house over $6.30 tax debt loses appeal

A county court in Pennsylvania ruled against a widow who lost her house over a $6.30 late fee. The property
851 Million Gallons of Water Missing in Iowa: ‘We Just Don’t Know Where It Went’Random News

851 Million Gallons of Water Missing in Iowa: ‘We Just Don’t Know Where It Went’

Hundreds of millions of gallons of treated water are unaccounted for in Waterloo, Iowa — an ironic name given the
Over 4% of US prisoners on death row innocent – reportInteresting News

Over 4% of US prisoners on death row innocent – report

A new study estimated that no less than four percent of the approximately 3,000 US prisoners waiting to be put
Cold War Spy-Satellite Images Unveil Lost CitiesThe Unknown

Cold War Spy-Satellite Images Unveil Lost Cities

A study of Cold War spy-satellite photos has tripled the number of known archaeological sites across the Middle East, revealing
Google’s driverless cars take a ride on city streetsMore News

Google’s driverless cars take a ride on city streets

While the flying cars from “The Jetsons” may still be a pipe dream, driverless cars are not. Google is test-driving
Internet Explorer users risk having their computers taken overRandom News

Internet Explorer users risk having their computers taken over

A major security flaw affecting several versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser was discovered over the weekend, and the
Pentagon quietly sends more intelligence officers to IraqWar News

Pentagon quietly sends more intelligence officers to Iraq

The United States is reportedly increasing the number of intelligence officers deployed to Iraq amidst new waves of violence there
US built dozens of Twitter-like services around the world to promote political debatesMore News

US built dozens of Twitter-like services around the world to promote political debates

The US government has operated multiple social media services around the world in hopes of providing a forum for debate
Anti-govt protesters seize TV station in eastern Ukraine, call for own channelWar News

Anti-govt protesters seize TV station in eastern Ukraine, call for own channel

Pro-Russian protesters have seized a local state TV station in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, demanding that Russian
​Verizon to monitor wireless devices, computers and share data with advertisersBig Brother

​Verizon to monitor wireless devices, computers and share data with advertisers

Verizon Wireless will monitor customers’ activities on wireless devices as well as wired or Wi-Fi-connected desktop computers and laptops. Collected
Unknown gunmen land from helicopters, attack checkpoint in Donetsk regionTerrorism

Unknown gunmen land from helicopters, attack checkpoint in Donetsk region

Unknown assailants landed in helicopters and attacked a checkpoint in Soledar city in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, a militia source
Small plane collides with man on lawn mower at NC airportRandom News

Small plane collides with man on lawn mower at NC airport

A small plane struck a man on a lawnmower Saturday morning at the Taylorsville Airport, according to police. The Charlotte
Air Force capt. charged with resisting arrest in own homeRandom News

Air Force capt. charged with resisting arrest in own home

xAn Air Force captain was mistaken for a burglar, tackled and handcuffed in his own California home in December. Now