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NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Baton Rouge's Corroded, Overpolluting Neighbor: Exxon Mobil

If you stand in front of Almena and Sidney Poray's house in Baton Rouge, La., and look straight down the street, past the other houses and the shade trees, you see more than a dozen plumes of exhaust in various hues of gray and white.<p>"That's something you see every day, the same thing if not more," …

That's no space station! Asteroid 1998 QE2 has a moon, radar shows

When astronomers analyzed radar readings to create their first maps of 1998 QE2, the big asteroid that's due to sail past Earth on Friday, they were surprised to find that it has a moon twice as big as an ocean liner.<p>1998 QE2 itself is way bigger: The latest readings from NASA's Deep Space Network …

GMO Wheat Found In Oregon Field. How Did It Get There?

A farmer in Oregon has found some genetically engineered wheat growing on his land. It's an unwelcome surprise, because this type of wheat has never been approved for commercial planting.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's investigating, trying to find out how this wheat got there. The …

Alleged $6 billion money-laundering network busted

NEW YORK — An alleged $6 billion money-laundering cyber-network of "staggering" scope that helped hide illegal transactions worldwide has been busted with arrests of five of its operators, authorities said Tuesday.<p>The arrests, carried out Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., Spain and Costa Rica, nabbed …