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George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

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Bank of America negotiating multibillion-dollar settlement with Justice Department

Bank of America’s legal battles may be nearing an end as it negotiates a multibillion-dollar settlement with the Justice Department to cover a range of probes, a deal that may surpass the $13 billion that JPMorgan Chase paid to the government last year, people familiar with the talks said …

Verizon fought the NSA's metadata collection program but lost anyway

It looks like Verizon's concerns about government snooping go beyond publishing transparency reports -- but also haven't had much of a tangible effect. The <i>Washington Post</i> understands through both a declassified ruling and sources that Big Red quietly challenged the constitutionality of the NSA's …

Judge rules US search warrants still apply to info stored overseas

A New York judge just ruled that US search warrants still apply to email accounts and other digital info, even if they're stored overseas. US Magistrate James Francis made that decision to make sure a search warrant issued to Microsoft for a user's account whose emails are stored on a Dublin, …

Bali Hijacking Scare: Australian Passenger Claims He Thought Virgin Plane Cockpit Door Was Toilet

The Australian man who sparked a hijacking scare, claims he thought he was banging on the plane's toilet door – not the cockpit.<p>The man is accused of …

Nato troops killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Five Nato troops have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, the Nato-led security force Isaf said on Saturday.<p>"Isaf is still in the process of reviewing the circumstances to determine more facts," the International Security Assistance Force said. It did not provide details of …

Why businesses should be adapting to make work-life balance an option

<i>Eva Pomeroy is an assistant professor of applied human science at Concordia University. She lives in Montreal with her husband and two sons.</i><p>My friend Beatrice is an accidental flex worker. Made redundant when her company decided to downsize, she was later asked to return when the economy picked up …

Barack Obama warns North Korea that US 'will not hesitate to use our military might' to defend allies

US President Barack Obama warns North Korea that the US will not shy away from defending its allies, as he addresses US troops stationed in Seoul<p>US President Barack <b>Obama's visit to Seoul</b>came as North Korea threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test, leading MrObama to raise the possibility of …