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The internet will have almost 3 billion users by the end of the year, UN report says

The internet will have nearly 3 billion users, about 40 percent of the world's population, by the end of 2014, according to a new report from the United Nations International Telecommunications Union. Two-thirds of those users will be in developing countries.<p>Those numbers refer to people who have …

The U.S. Faces Longer Summers of Worsening Ozone Pollution

Death toll from severe storms at 35

Myra Hilliard heard it before she saw it: The roar of what she believes was a tornado forming in her Stedman, North Carolina, neighborhood on Tuesday.<p>Then she opened her front door to see it chew through the tree line across the street from her house.<p>"I grabbed my phone, and I ran and jumped in the …

Indian man confronts mining industry, wins prize

GARE VILLAGE, India (AP) — The man walked into Ramesh Agrawal's tiny Internet cafe, pulled out a pistol and hissed, "You talk too much." Then he fired two bullets into Agrawal's left leg and fled on a motorcycle.<p>The 2012 attack came three months after Agrawal won a court case that blocked a major …

Palestinian President Calls Holocaust 'Most Heinous Crime'

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian president on Sunday called the Holocaust “the most heinous crime” of modern history, voicing a rare acknowledgment …

Hillary Cracks the Authenticity Code

Discussing Edward Snowden, the presumptive Democratic candidate showed she's learned how to turn her Washington-insider status into an asset.<p>Substantively, I’m not sure I agree with Hillary Clinton’s attack Friday on Edward Snowden. But it offered a model for how she might run for president far …

China’s war on smog will rein in global coal demand

China's pollution epidemic has finally spurred the country's leadership to declare a war on smog. It's about time. Chinese citizens are angry about what's going into their lungs, while a recent government report says pollution has left 16 per cent of the country's land unfit for use. Much of that …

Thai opposition leader seeks compromise to avert bloodshed

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alarmed by the prospect of bloodshed in Thailand as a six-month political crisis nears a critical juncture, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has called for talks between the government and its foes, urging compromise to restore stability.<p>The 49-year-old leader of …

FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.<p>While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular …

Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.<p>The high court heard arguments in a dispute between …

Reddit downgrades technology community after censorship

<b>Social news site Reddit has downgraded the status of its "technology" section after a censorship row.</b><p>The category is no longer a "default subreddit", meaning it stops being one of two dozen communities promoted to new account holders.<p>It follows a report by the Daily Dot that revealed headlines …

Internet

Recession Not Over for Poor: Families Stretch Food to Last

After Jaime Grimes found out in January that her monthly food stamps would be cut again, this time by $40, the single mother of four broke down into sobs — then she took action.<p>The former high school teacher made a plan to stretch her family’s meager food stores even further. She used oatmeal and …

Agriculture

Cyborg video glasses show emotion so you don't have to

Emotional labor is a kind of work we often don't recognize as work: the need to appear friendly, deferential, or attentive at a job. Fast food restaurant Pret a Manger is famous (or infamous) for holding its employees to exacting friendliness standards, and emotional labor's overall importance is …