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Bernard Madoff's colleagues to face trial over involvement in Ponzi scheme

Ponzi scheme fraudster Bernard Madoff claimed he alone orchestrated his $65bn scam. Starting Tuesday, US prosecutors aim to prove that was another lie.<p>Jury selection starts in the case against five of the convicted fraudster’s closest colleagues – all of whom have pleaded not guilty to aiding and …

Brazil summons Canadian envoy over spy claims

<b>Brazil has summoned the Canadian ambassador for explanations over the latest electronic spying accusations leaked by the former US intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden.</b><p>Canadian intelligence monitored communications of the mines and energy ministry, Brazilian TV Globo reported.<p>President Dilma …

Surveillance

New $100 bills begin circulation Thursday

The new bills boast more colors and more high tech features<p>The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party on Tuesday,partial government shutdown or not. The Federal Reserve, which has not been affected by the shutdown, will …

Dems eye long-term debt ceiling hike

The Democratic push to lift the nation’s debt ceiling — without any restrictions — will begin in earnest this week, as Senate Democrats plan to ratchet up public pressure for a long-term increase.<p>Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to begin taking the procedural steps necessary to force the Senate to …

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Champions League Theme Music Goes 8-Bit in Awesome Retro Video

Ever wondered what the Champions League theme tune would sound like if recorded for an early-1990s video game?<p>No, probably not—but you won't be disappointed when you hear it.<p>For a certain generation of grown-ups who whiled away the hours on their Sega Master Systems and the like, the music will …

Soccer

Danny Amendola snap count limited against Bengals, has quiet fantasy performance

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola had a limited snap count against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola had a solid game on Sunday. He caught four receptions for 55 yards, which is under what the …

PES Glitch Turns Cristiano Ronaldo into a Terrifying Demon

Link to Media<p>Rumour has it <i>The Last Exorcism Part III: Cristiano Ronaldo's Inner Demons</i> is in the works.<p>Inspiration for this highly anticipated and surefire box office hit comes from a <i>Pro Evolution Soccer</i> glitch that needs exposure.<p>Ronaldo is the master of using his body to escape opponents on the …

Soccer

Pictures of the week: Badgers, by James Warwick

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week: James Warwick's unusually intimate shots of the elusive badger

The Curse of the Wedding Photography Wrecker

Wedding photography wreckers. You’ve seen them. You might even be one of them. They’re the guests at weddings who spend the whole ceremony and …

Weddings

Carl Icahn's dangerous dance with Apple

LONDON — Carl Icahn is a tech investor's new best friend.<p>The crusty old raider, who has a stable of younger technology-minded money managers, has been pounding the table demanding Apple CEO Tim Cook buy back $150 billion in additional shares.<p>Apple already plans to buy back $100 billion in shares, …

Walmart Stores In India? Retailer Fights Losing Battle With Bureaucracy

If any commercial environment would seem well-suited for Walmart, you’d think it would be India. Here’s a country with a vast population, 1.2 billion-plus, a middle class always looking for discounts and bargains and a near-bottomless reservoir of people willing to work for very little. What else …

Serbia near bankruptcy? Not quite

Reports of Serbia’s near-bankruptcy are exaggerated. True, the country is in a tight fiscal spot, growing slowly and in need of external help – but …

Ballmer's final shareholder letter outlines the future for Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled his plan to transform the software maker into a devices and services company during his shareholder letter last year, but this year's final address is more about reflection, execution, and a future with a new Microsoft CEO. Ballmer is planning to retire from …

IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion Next Year, as Billions of Things Get Connected

When you start adding up all the IT budgets of every company and government agency, you start talking about, as they say, real money.<p>Here’s the …

Internet of Things