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Fire near Yosemite latest during drought-dried summer

Firefighters in Mariposa County California will spend another day reining in a fire that has already burned 1600 acres outside Yosemite.<p>California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection investigators reported that the fire, now 85 percent contained, was caused by an unattended campfire. …

Associated Press News

Supreme Court strikes down anti-prostitution pledge for AIDS charities

Charities trying to fight AIDS overseas don’t have to say they oppose prostitution or human trafficking to get federal funds, and the federal government has no right to tell them to, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.<p>The court struck down a George W. Bush-era law that required non-profit groups …

Public Health

7-Eleven Cracks Down on Franchisees After Federal Authorities Seize 14 Stores

The corporate office of 7-Eleven told its 5,600 franchise owners of the chain's convenience stores on Thursday that it was requiring an internal …

7-Eleven

Dog birth control shots could limit populations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren't caught were covered in mange and parasites. Some froze. Some starved. In packs, they survived by eating each other. And dog bites were 20 times worse than …

U.S. Army To Scrap $7 Billion In Equipment In Afghanistan

In preparation for a complete exit from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the U.S. military has destroyed more than 170 million pounds' worth of military equipment, The Washington Post reported.<p>Military planners for the U.S. Army have decided not to ship back more than $7 billion of equipment — about …

Thousands of Californian prisoners to be released early to combat overcrowding

Thousands of prisoners in California are set to be freed before the end of their sentences, after Governor Jerry Brown was ordered to begin releasing them to reduce severe overcrowding.<p>A panel of three federal judges instructed Mr Brown on Thursday to reduce the state's prison population by about …

Criminal Justice

Lumosity analyzes brain function of 40M people to push neuroscience forward

Lumosity is pushing the frontiers of neuroscience. Today, the brain-training startup revealed findings from its Human Cognition Project — an initiative that gives researchers access to its data to conduct experimental research.<p>Lumosity creates brain-training exercises designed to give your brain a …

Samsung's Ativ Q is a Windows laptop and an Android tablet in one insanely high-res package

Samsung's famous for launching every type of device under the sun, but this time it's crammed them all into a single package. The company's just announced the Ativ Q, a dual-booting device that runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 inside a 13.3-inch convertible laptop package. The most impressive …