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Lawsuits mount against Arizona officials after fatal Yarnell Hill wildfire

Heartbroken homeowners and the families of those killed in June’s deadly Arizona wildfire are joining forces six months later — filing a spate of lawsuits collectively seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from government and fire officials.<p>They claim “negligence, carelessness and …

How The Secret Service Protects The President's Hawaii Vacation

It's not news to anyone that when the president comes to town, he comes with a ton of security. But when the president comes to a small island in the middle of the Pacific -- a small island that is already home to the nation's second worst traffic -- his security apparatus is a bit more …

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Christians targeted in Christmas Day bombing at Baghdad church

More than a dozen dead after car bomb explodes outside Christmas Mass<p>A car bomb targeted a church in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday as worshippers left after Christmas Mass, killing at least 14 people, most of them Christians, security officials said.<p>The blast in the Dura area of south Baghdad also …

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U.N. Denies South Sudan Mass Grave

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Half a million face Christmas without power in north-east US and Canada

Repair crews worked around the clock to restore power to nearly half a million people who faced a cold and dark Christmas in parts of the central and north-eastern US and into eastern Canada after a weekend ice storm. At least 24 deaths have been linked to the storm.<p>It appears the bad weather isn't …

A Suicide Bomb May Have Destroyed Hope For Democracy In Egypt

The most populous Arab country enters the new year with deeper divisions in its society and more bloodshed on its streets than at any point in its modern history. The prospects for democracy appear bleaker with every bomb blast and arrest.<p>The army-backed government says it will shepherd Egypt back …

Canonical gives developers a preview of a dual-booting Ubuntu and Android future

Choice, friends, is good. Nobody likes being limited to one thing, when instead you could be picking from a plethora, or at least a pair of options. And it looks like Ubuntu is on track to deliver on its promise to offer a duo of operating systems to mobile devices in 2014, as it has released a …

Why the Target breach won't be the last of its kind

SEATTLE – The criminals behind the theft and underground brokering of some 40 million Target credit and debit card account numbers can lay claim to one of the largest, most sophisticated hacks in modern times.<p>Yet as pervasive and costly as the Target databreach will turn out to be, it is unlikely …

Tesla's 5-Star Safety Rating is Reaffirmed

Tesla says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reaffirmed the 5-star safety rating of the Tesla Model S for the 2014 model year, confirming the highest safety rating in America.<p>It was a bit of good news while Tesla awaits feedback from NHTSA regarding its investigation of …

Only 4 In 10 Americans Are Aware Of The Incandescent Lightbulb Phase-Out

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman:</i><p>Consumer lighting giant Osram Sylvania has just released the 2013 edition of its Socket Survey — considered “an industry benchmark” and “the only nationwide measure of public attitudes about energy-efficient lighting and awareness of lighting legislation — …

iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells a story of divergent fortunes

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>In 2007, when the iPhone launched, some of us believed that it was going to change the phone business forever. Nokia (s NOK) …

MIT engineers have invented a JARVIS-style home automation system

The home automation systems of tomorrow won’t look anything like they do right now. In the future, you wont have to whip out your smartphone and fire …

Home Automation

Google’s Schaft robot takes top spot at DARPA Robotics Challenge

Built by a Japanese start-up recently purchased by Google, Schaft isn’t what you would call photogenic. It stands 1.48 m (4.8 ft) tall, weighs in at …

The price of a mega-breach: Target call centers stay open for Christmas

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Kevin Dooley<p>Target(s tgt) is adding staff and will keep its call centers open all day Christmas to respond to …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

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