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This Week, House Will Spend A Low-Profile $96 Billion On Military Wish Lists of Unneeded Weapons

Starting this week, the House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee will write the FY2016 defense policy bill. Unleashed from past constraints, it has gotten a $96 billion “below-the-radar” fund for spending even beyond its quite generous $523 billion in regular money. Key source of items: …

Germanwings plane evacuated amid bomb threat

Germanwings says a plane headed for Milan has been evacuated at Cologne-Bonn airport after German police received a bomb threat against the flight.<p>The airline said the threat against flight 826 to Milan's Malpensa airport was received by federal police on Sunday evening.<p>The tower in Cologne alerted …

Hillary Clinton Makes It Official

Her much-anticipated run for the presidency officially began on Sunday with an announcement by campaign chief John Podesta.<p>After months of speculation, it's now official: Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency in 2016. The announcement came on Sunday afternoon via an email sent by John Podesta, …

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For a Better Pesto Pasta, Add Ricotta Cheese

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Pesto? Good. Cheese? Good. Pesto plus two cheeses</i> plus <i>pasta? Very, very good.</i><p>The pasta aisle is a wonderful place to be. You can …

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Creators of The Wire were asked to remove details that could help criminals avoid wiretaps

HBO's <i>The Wire</i> was lauded for its gritty, realistic portrayal of the drug war in Baltimore, but it seems law enforcement thought the show could be a bit <i>too</i> authentic at times. In a story about cellphone tracking technology, showrunner David Simon tells <i>The Baltimore Sun</i> that "At points, we were asked …

'Human Sat Nav' guides tourists through streets by controlling leg muscles

The new device could help the elderly get home, guide firefighters through burning buildings and help tourists navigate strange cities<p>The first human Sat Nav which guides walkers using electrodes strapped to their legs has been developed by German scientists.<p>Max Pfeiffer, at the University of …

Angelique Kerber storms back to win Family Circle Cup over Madison Keys

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Angelique Kerber didn't really like playing on clay. That changed in a big way Sunday when the fifth-seeded German rallied past …

Nissan and AT&T are connecting more cars, new or old

The New York Auto Show wraps up this weekend, where using technology to keep cars (and the people in them) both safer and more connected is receiving much of the attention. The 2016 Nissan Maxima is launching with new SiriusXM-powered NissanConnect Services that link your car to the network by …

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