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Google and Virgin Galactic Keep Mum on Space Talks

Neither Google nor Virgin Galactic are commenting on a widely circulated report from Britain's Sky News that the two companies are talking about a deal relating to satellite-launch technology.<p>Sky News quoted unnamed insiders as saying that Google is thinking about putting hundreds of millions of …

Space Travel

Malaysia Airlines' insurer begins payouts to MH370 families

Government says relatives have started to receive partial compensation payments though full amount will only be paid when 'the tragedy is over'<p>Malaysia Airlines' insurer has begun making payouts of $50,000 (£29,470) to families of passengers on the missing MH370 flight but full compensation will …

Airplanes

Behind US-China cyberspy tensions: The view from Beijing (Q&A)

American tech firms are caught in the cross-fire between China and the US over cyberespionage. International politics specialist Shen Yi says this storm isn't likely to blow over soon.<p>An increasingly testy dispute between China and the United States over cyberespionage is about to drag out in …

Gun control supporters march in Brooklyn

Nearly 1,000 people marched two miles across the Brooklyn Bridge to New York's City Hall on Saturday to rally against gun violence.<p>Once the marchers reached City Hall, they heard speeches by Shannon Watts, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; a New York congresswoman; several …

Guns

California health officials declare whooping cough epidemic

The number of whooping-cough cases in California is now at an epidemic level, state health officials said Friday.<p>More than 800 whooping-cough cases were reported over the past two weeks, suggesting that the infection, which is also known as pertussis, is spreading rapidly, according to a statement …

Associated Press News

Bloodiest day in Ukraine conflict as rebel missiles bring down military jet

Il-76 transport plane destroyed at Luhansk airport, killing 40 paratroopers and nine crew<p>Pro-Russian rebels have shot down a military transport plane in Luhansk in the bloodiest single day of fighting in eastern Ukraine since the conflict began in April, setting back Kiev's efforts to end the …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Google and Netflix Are Teaming Up Against Internet Providers

In its heated debate with Comcast over who should pay for the delivery of online content to customers’ homes, Netflix just got a big co-sign from …