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Tesla's $13,000 battery could keep your home online in a blackout

Elon Musk has hinted at device to be unveiled this week, and analyst Trip Chowdhry sees big benefits for those who ‘always want to be connected’<p>Elon Musk is a man who likes to make waves. Whether it’s privatizing space exploration or shaking up commuting with the Hyperloop high speed transport …

Missing MH370: Search Zone Will Double if Jet Is Not Found

The search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be doubled if the wreckage of the missing jet is not found by the end of next month, nations leading the search said Thursday.<p>The extended search zone — covering 46,000 square miles, an area the size of Pennsylvania — could take a year to …

House quietly passes tax exemption for megadonors

Major contributors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer would get a break on gift taxes to secretive non-profit groups.<p>The House on Wednesday with little fanfare passed legislation that would protect major donors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer from having to pay gift taxes on huge donations …

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Man returned from Syria 'planned to kill US soldiers'

<b>A man who travelled to Syria to fight with an al-Qaeda affiliate has been charged over alleged plans to carry out a terror attack on the US military.</b><p>Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, allegedly gained training with al-Nusra Front and was instructed by a radical cleric to carry out an attack in the US.<p>He …

Al-Qaeda seizes control of major airport and oil terminal in Yemen

Terror group's branch in Yemen consolidates control over much of the country's largest province, as UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire<p>Al-Qaeda militants seized a provincial airport on Thursday in war-wracked <b>Yemen</b>, where the jihadist network's deadly local franchise has exploited growing …

Greece pushed a step closer to Grexit after IMF snub

Christine Lagarde’s refusal to allow any delay in bailout repayments heightens fears that the US and Europe are preparing for Greece to leave the euro<p>Greece has been pushed a step closer to default and potential exit from the euro after one of its main lenders, the International Monetary Fund, all …