Jacob Bianconi

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Google Maps enlisted in search for Loch Ness Monster

Google has marshalled the full might of its satellite maps and Street View cameras to search for the mythical, almost certainly non-existent Loch …

Former guards jailed for massacre of unarmed Iraqis

Three former employees of US military contractor sentenced to 30 years imprisonment, fourth gets a life term<p>A former Blackwater guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others received 30-year sentences on Monday for their roles in a <b>2007 mass shooting in Iraq that left at least 14 civilians</b> …

Criminal Justice

Iraqi forces launch counter-attack against Islamic State in Anbar

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces launched a counter-attack on Islamic State in the western province of Anbar on Monday, seeking to reverse an early setback in a new campaign to recapture the country’s Sunni heartland.<p>Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the new Anbar offensive last …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Net neutrality rules get published -- let the lawsuits begin

Now that the FCC's new rules have been published in the Federal Register, a 60-day clock has started for them to take effect. That is, unless USTelecom can stop that.<p>The Federal Communications Commission's rules for a free and open Internet were published Monday in the Federal Register, putting …

Russia warns US not to meddle in Iran during protests

MOSCOW (AP) -- A top Russian diplomat is warning the United States not to meddle in Iran's affairs as the country is rattled by protests and says Washington wants to use the unrest to undermine the Iran nuclear agreement.<p>Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments Thursday to state …