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Mafia Trial Reveals A Hidden Power Structure In One Of Italy's Most Powerful Mob Families

It has penetrated Italy's financial and industrial heartlands, Lombardy and Piedmont, more than any other organised-crime group.<p>It has a dominant position in the transatlantic cocaine trade, building on alliances with Colombian and then Mexican mobsters. One study put its turnover in 2013 at over …

Western states hold summit on controlling federal land, say 'It's simply time'

Lawmakers from Western states said Friday that the time has come for them to take control of federal lands within their borders and suggested the standoff this month between a Nevada rancher and the federal government was a problem waiting to happen.<p>"What’s happened in Nevada is really just a …

Science publishers withdraw more than 120 computer-generated papers

Springer and IEEE remove allegedly fake papers flagged by French computer scientist<p>Two science publishers have withdrawn more than 120 papers after a researcher in France identified them as computer-generated. According to <i>Nature News</i>, 16 fraudulent papers appeared in publications from Germany-based …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.<p>It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative …

Facebook to explore Artificial Intelligence in new lab

Google isn't the only major tech company dabbling in artificial intelligence -- Facebook is also getting into the game. And, to prove it, the social network just hired an expert in machine learning and mobile robotics to run its AI lab.<p>New York University professor Yann LeCun announced on his …

NYPD cracks down on long guns that hold more than five rounds

The New York City Police Department is taking aim at owners of shotguns and rifles capable of holding more than five rounds, demanding such guns be surrendered, altered or taken out of the city.<p>The demand came in the form of some 500 letters mailed out to owners of registered long guns that are in …

Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …

This 5-foot tall, 300-pound 'R2-D2' security robot could be the future of public safety

Tomorrow a Silicon Valley startup named Knightscope will unveil the K5, a 5-foot tall, 300-pound robot that just might take away the traditional security guard job in America.<p>And, perhaps, prevent the next Sandy Hook or Boston Marathon bombing.<p>The K5 is an autonomous security robot with 360-degree …