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Despite Amtrak crash, infrastructure spending remains low priority

Last week's horrific Amtrak crash outside Philadelphia has inspired much talk about the need to shore up America's crumbling public infrastructure.<p>But the prospect of action on infrastructure hasn't even notched upward as the Amtrak toll reached eight dead and more than 200 injured. The very day …

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airport Security

Take off your shoes, remove your belt, chug that half-empty bottle of water -- we know the general rules of airport security all too well.<p>But what's going on behind the scenes, and which hacks will get you through security faster? Allow us to share some of our most riveting security secrets.<p><b>You can</b> …

Even Today, the Freshness of Your Fish Is Still a Mystery

Plus: Something we can learn from the Japanese about their fish<p>Old timers on Pier 45 in San Francisco can recall when our local King Salmon was split, salted, and packed in barrels, much of it sold exclusively to smokehouses because it was too old to eat fresh. Boats on 9-14 day trips out to sea …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Apple removes Bose products from stores following Beats settlement

Bose might have settled its noise-cancellation lawsuit against Beats out of court, but the two are clearly far from putting the past behind them. Apple (Beats' new owner) has pulled all Bose headphones and speakers from its online store and several brick-and-mortar ones, according to <i>9to5mac</i>, …

Will private industry follow Obama's lead on credit-card security?

The Obama administration did its part to speed the switch to more secure credit cards Friday when the president signed an executive order requiring government agencies to start switching to the next generation of cards by January. How much effect this move will have on private industry, though, …