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5 Shipwrecks Lost to Time That Archaeologists Would Love to Get Their Hands On

The shipwrecks of some seafaring cultures have never been found—but not for lack of looking.<p>Finding modern ships lost at sea, even with the help of radar, sonar, and satellites, can be a herculean task. But trying to find a shipwreck from thousands of years ago is even harder. It's like looking for …

Major NJ document dump provides new clues

The week brought us thousands of newly released documents relating to the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Steve Kornacki brings in …

Zipcar, Uber And The Beginning Of Trouble For The Auto Industry

There’s a good chance if you’re a city dweller and a regular Zipcar user, you don’t own a car. And according to a new study from Alix Partners, you’re probably not alone. Had it not been for car-sharing services, automakers would have sold about 500,000 more new cars over the past decade. And Alix …

Protesters Nab Another Building in Ukrainian Revolt - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> in eastern europe , the violent revolt against the government of ukraine deepened today as opponents of the president took over another building in the capital and rejected his offer to include members of the opposition in his government. nbc's ian williams has the latest tonight from kiev.>> …

Latin America

Poisoned: why West Virginia's water crisis is everyone's problem

When 35-year-old Jason Eldridge arrived home last Thursday from his job as a systems administrator with a healthcare company in Charleston, West Virginia, he acted no differently than he normally would: he made dinner (that night, it was tacos) for his wife, his two-year-old daughter, and himself. …

Rachel Maddow unveils riveting Christie theory

Was the state Democratic Senate majority leader the real target of lane closures at the George Washington Bridge?<p>Some very good investigative broadcast journalism from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Thursday night.<p>On Thursday morning, New Jersey governor and, until now, Republican presidential favorite …

State lawmaker: Arizona is a “desert racist wasteland”

A Washington state representative is not happy about the Seattle Seahawks’ recent defeat<p>Washington state Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon does not like to see his Seattle Seahawks lose.<p>Taking to his Twitter account after the Seahawks' defeat to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Fitzgibbon tweeted, "Losing a …

Missing POW's remains returned to his widow 63 years after his death

Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt told his wife to remarry if he didn't come back from the war. She told him no. He had a hard enough time getting her to say yes. He was it.<p>For 63 years, the World War II and<p>Korean Warveteran was missing in action and presumed dead, but Clara Gantt, 94, held out hope …

Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …

Surface 2 design changes make it more difficult to crack open and repair

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Surface 2 and finds a redesigned interior that makes the tablet difficult and time-consuming to open and repair.<p>On the outside, the Surface 2 may look like its predecessor, the Surface RT. It's ever-so-slightly thinner and lighter than the original, but you'd be …

Gear & Gadgets

A Toxic Love Triangle Heads To The Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears about a love triangle, complete with attempted poisonings and 24-hour surveillance by postal inspectors. Although it sounds like an episode of <i>Law & Order</i> (with a dash of <i>Days of Our Lives</i>), the case has global implications.<p>In 2005, Carol Anne Bond was a …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Obamacare Is The Chance Of A Lifetime For Venture Capitalists

"This is the greatest opportunity I've seen in my lifetime. It's the first time we are seeing really fundamental changes happen. And there's a lot of money that can be made as this chaos is sorted out," said Lisa Suennen, the co-founder and managing member of Psilos Group, a health-care-focused …

Health Care

Obama Administration Addresses Health Care Website Fumbles

The Obama administration has started to confront the many technological problems that have hampered the roll out of the new health care law.<p>"I think that there's no one more frustrated than the president at the difficulty in the website," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on <i>Meet the Press</i> this …

Associated Press News

Finally! The Republican Fever Is Broken

Has the far right finally learned its lesson? By Jamelle Bouie.<p>There’s a scene in <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i>—the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman …

What It Was Like To Fly In The Concorde Supersonic Airplane

Today in 1973, the Concorde crossed the Atlantic for the first time.<p><i>On September 26, 1973, the Concorde supersonic airliner flew from Washington D.C. to Paris for the first time, in a record-breaking 3 hours and 32 minutes. In 2003, Air France and British Airways retired the Mach-2 aircraft, citing</i> …

Aviation

Obama: The Only Thing Standing In The Way Of Immigration Reform Is John Boehner

A harsh rebuke of the speaker from the president on Spanish-language TV.<p>WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told Telemundo Tuesday that the future of immigration reform comes down to the decision of one man: House Speaker John Boehner.<p>"The only thing that's holdin' it back right now is John Boehner …

What Apple needs to offer with the iPhone 6

It's never too early to start speculating, so here's a laundry list of items that Apple should introduce in next year's model.<p>The iPhone 5S, unveiled Tuesday, adds some cool new features to Apple's lineup but is still just an incremental upgrade over its predecessor. What should Apple add to the …

Mobile Technology

NATO Tests Electromagnetic Beam To Stop Suicide Bombers

The non-lethal weapon stops vehicles by turning off their engines.<p>NATO is developing a device that stops suicide bombers' vehicles before they can reach their targets. In a video released today, NATO researchers in Norway demonstrate the effectiveness of the weapon against cars, a jet ski, and a …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printed Invisibility Cloak, Skyscrapers That Attack, And More

<b>£946</b>: the money the developers of a curved glass building in London paid to Martin Lindsay after reflected light from the skyscraper melted his Jaguar XJ<p><b>18 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the average increase in surface temperature when moving from a rural area to a city<p><b>244 meters</b>: the height of the …

GOP absent at 50th anniversary of Washington march

Speaker John A. Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were reportedly invited to speak at the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech, but declined. Salon's Joan Walsh, Maddow blog's Steve Benen, the Grio's Joy-Ann Reid join Thomas Roberts to discuss why.

Tamron Hall on her new crime show

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall joins The Cycle to discuss the premiere of “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall,” which is debuting on the Investigation Discovery on Sunday, September 1. On the new show, Hall investigates cold cases and unsolved murders.