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Germany ends spy pact with US and UK after Snowden

<b>Germany has cancelled a Cold War-era pact with the US and Britain in response to revelations about electronic surveillance operations.</b><p>Details of snooping programmes involving the transatlantic allies have been leaked to the media by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.<p>The revelations have …

Surveillance

Authorities Show Up At Journalist's Home Over Web Searches About 'Pressure Cookers' And 'Backpacks'

<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated.</i><p>Freelance journalist Michele Catalano, a former music contributor at Forbes, received a friendly visit at her Long Island home from six agents from a joint terrorism task force on Wednesday morning.<p>She thinks it was related to her online search history, as …

Boston Marathon Bombing

NSA spy leaks: US denounces Snowden's Russian asylum

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/999000/999385_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534396609_d3293cab9fec78af0b24435e443d69d6<p><b>The US has labelled Russia's decision to grant asylum to fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden as "extremely disappointing".</b><p>The White House is …

Surveillance

Experts: Two Years Heals (Almost) All Wounds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When humans hurt, they're often comforted by other non-hurting humans who say "time heals all …

The Financial Crisis Cost More Than $14 Trillion: Dallas Fed Study

The financial crisis likely cost at least a year's worth of U.S. economic output, a new Fed study finds. Worse, it's hurting the economy even now and will hurt it for years to come.<p>That is the cheerful conclusion of a new study by economists at the Dallas Federal Reserve, entitled "How Bad Was It? …

DEA to pay $4.1 million to student forgotten in holding cell for 5 days

A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days will receive $4.1 million from the government in a settlement in advance of a lawsuit.<p>The settlement was announced Tuesday in San Diego by the student, Daniel Chong, 25, and his lawyer, Eugene …

San Diego

Google’s Instant Translators Could Become The Universal Tongue

Google likes to create things that gather data, which can be used to determine intent and for all kinds of profitable purposes. There’s no bigger fish in that pond than the Babel fish – that invention of Douglas Adams’ in his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series that instantly translates one …

Eater National Seeks Part-Time Associate Editor. Is It You?

Effective immediately, Eater National is seeking an entry-level <b>part-time associate editor</b> to join the team. Are you obsessed with restaurants, chefs, news, gossip, and all the fun drama that goes hand in hand with the national and global restaurant scene? Have a competitive spirit for breaking news …

Zagat

Fast Food and Beer Pairings for the Modern Day Gentleman

<b>It takes a certain kind of person to want to drink beer with his Breakfast Jack, but we're pretty sure we want to be his new best friend.</b><p>But not just any beer, mind you. No, our friend is much more refined that that. He understands that fast food, good fast food, is not simply the repurposed soy …

Abercrombie & Fitch Is In Trouble For Its Hiring Policies Again

The group, Defenseur des Droits, says it suspects people hired as models to entice customers at the front of Abercrombie's stores may also work as sales staff, Reuters reports.<p>It claims Abercrombie hires based on appearance, a discriminatory practice, according to Reuters.<p>"Though physical …

Samsung's record profits can't hide slowing smartphone growth

Earlier this month, Samsung released its guidance for its Q2 2013 earnings and today the company has essentially made them official, making 9.53 trillion won (around $8.5 billion) in operating profit on revenues of 57.46 trillion won (about $51 billion). As we noted when the guidance was released, …

Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying evidence in BP oil spill

WASHINGTON -- Oil-field services giant Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Justice Department announced Thursday.<p>Halliburton has been charged with one count of destruction of evidence in U.S. District Court in New …

Oil & Gas Industry

Twinkies Hit Store Shelves and Fans Cry Foul Over Size

Twinkies' fans are claiming that the new snack cakes are smaller than when they were last on shelves.<p>New Twinkies boxes list the snack cakes as having 270 calories and a weight of 77 grams for two cakes, or 135 calories and 38.5 grams for one cake. In comparison older Twinkies were 150 calories and …

Bankruptcy