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In U.S. spending bill, a tall tale for fishermen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fine print of a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill before the United States Congress includes a passage considered a “high priority” by lawmakers that could resolve a burning issue among the country’s 40 million anglers: does the federal government need to regulate …

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill, Sends to Obama's Desk

After days of rancor and uncertainty on Capitol Hill, the Senate has passed a massive spending bill, formally averting a government shutdown and sending the $1.1 trillion measure to the president's desk.<p>The vote, which pitted both parties' establishment against its more populist wings, was …

Man could set foot on Mars sooner than you think

NASA is hailing the launch of its new Orion capsule as a major step toward a manned mission to the Red Planet<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>December 13, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Last week NASA hailed the launch of its new Orion capsule as the first step toward …

Lines of Code Key in Probe of Sony Cyberattack

Investigators will likely be looking for matching sequences of computer code as they try and trace a Sony Pictures hack attack that exposed embarrassing emails among high-powered execs — and experts warn attacks like it can start with an innocuous-looking email.<p>Mark Rasch, a computer security …

Black figures hung in effigy at Berkeley

As thousands marched to end police brutality in Washington D.C., and New York City on Saturday, three cardboard cutouts of African-Americans were found hanging in effigy by nooses on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.<p>School spokeswoman Amy Hamaoui told the AP the effigies appear …

7 Things You Should Know About Shrimp

Shrimp cocktail is on practically every holiday menu, but many of my clients aren’t sure if they should avoid shrimp or dig in. If you’re a seafood …

American who says he crossed into North Korea denounces U.S. policies

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea denounced the United States political and economic system Sunday morning at a press conference in that country.<p>The man said he was Arturo Pierre Martinez, 29, a U.S. citizen raised in El Paso, Texas.<p>Martinez's mother, Patricia Eugenia …

5 Things That Cost More Than You Will Make in Your Lifetime

According to a report published by the Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce, the average American will make between $973,000 and $3.65 million over a lifetime. As the report highlights, the higher level of education, the higher average lifetime salary.<p>Here are just a few …

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Russian plane has near-miss with passenger aircraft over Sweden

For the second time this year, a Russian military aircraft turned off its transponders to avoid commercial radar and nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden, officials have said.<p>Swedish authorities said that on Friday, a Russian military aircraft nearly collided above southern Sweden with …

China's New Stealth Fighter Jet Can Take Down American Counterpart, Developer Says

China is flexing its newest addition to the country’s growing military fleet, a fourth generation J-31 fighter jet. According to the president of the …