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D.C. to Be Protected from Cruise Missiles by $2.7 Billion Blimps

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If America is attacked, we might be saved by blimps. No, not state-of-the-art jet fighters that can …

Halliburton admits to destroying oil spill evidence

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Report: Feds Have Asked Web Firms For Users' Passwords

"The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders," CNET News is reporting.<p>It adds that:<p>"If the government is able to determine a person's password, which is typically stored in encrypted …

As States Rush to Restrict Voting Rights, Justice Ginsburg Says I Told You So

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the month since the Supreme Court struck down the pre-clearance formula of the Voting Rights Act, …

Ballmer admits Microsoft built too many Surface RTs, disappointed with Windows sales

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has admitted that the company built too many Surface tablets, and it's not selling as many Windows devices as it wants. During an internal town hall event earlier this week, Ballmer and COO Kevin Turner both addressed the recent $900 million hit for Surface RT and the …

Crews scrub Lincoln Memorial after vandalism; visitors express dismay

WASHINGTON -- The Lincoln Memorial, one of Washington's most popular and iconic attractions, was temporarily closed Friday morning after a vandal threw green paint on the statue of Abraham Lincoln.<p>Authorities from the National Park Service discovered the paint at 1:30 a.m., according to park …

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Experts say Brazil is unlikely to be ready for 2014 World Cup

BOGOTA -- Although doubts about Brazil's readiness to host next year's World Cup have focused on renovations at 12 stadiums, some Brazil trade experts say they are more concerned about travel logistics and whether airports, mass transit systems, hotels and railroads will be up to handling the crush …

Italy police swoop on Mafia near Rome and in Calabria

<b>Italian police have arrested at least 50 people in a big anti-Mafia operation in the coastal region near Rome.</b><p>About 500 police officers, backed by dog units, a helicopter and coastal patrol boats are involved.<p>A police operation was also launched in the southern Calabria region, a hotbed of …

CVS will help promote Obamacare

CVS Caremark is joining the effort to encourage Americans to sign up for Obamacare insurance programs, company executives announced Thursday.<p>CVS officials told POLITICO that they’re planning to use pharmacies at their 7,400 North American stores as a gateway for the uninsured to learn about new …

House ethics panel probing four

The House Ethics Committee is reviewing cases against four members of Congress, including Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and one member of GOP leadership, the panel announced Friday.<p>The Ethics Committee is probing Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.), Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) and Chief Republican Deputy …

'Fat shaming' actually increases risk of becoming or staying obese, new study says

Health news<p>Making overweight or obese people feel bad about their bodies doesn’t do anything to motivate them to lose weight – actually, a new study finds it does just the opposite.<p>People who felt discriminated against because of their weight were more likely to either become or stay obese, finds a …

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Halliburton admits destroying evidence in Deepwater Horizon disaster

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty and pay the maximum fine for destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the company and the Justice Department said Thursday.<p>Besides agreeing to pay a $200,000 fine, Halliburton accepted three years' probation for its guilty plea to …

Ex-vice president at Tiffany pleads guilty to stealing $2.11 million in jewelry

NEW YORK - A former executive at jeweler Tiffany & Co pleaded guilty Friday to stealing more than $2 million worth of jewelry from her one-time employer.<p>Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, 46, a former vice president of product development, pleaded guilty to a count of interstate transportation of stolen …

Military Aircraft Part Falls in Texas Backyard

Boeing is investigating how a piece of a military aircraft fell off and crashed in a Texas backyard, authorities told ABC News.<p>Nate Martinez and his …

Try It Now

Toronto-based Club Coffee LP is launching a lawsuit against Keurig Green Mountain Inc., alleging the U.S. giant uses anti-competitive tactics and misleads retailers and consumers to maintain its grip on the fast-growing single-serve coffee market.<p>Club Coffee says in a $600-million lawsuit filed in …

IRS: Other 'inappropriate' screening of groups done

WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service agents in Cincinnati used additional "inappropriate" lists to flag certain tax-exempt applications for extra scrutiny, IRS Principal Deputy Commissioner Danny Werfel said Monday.<p>He declined to say what criteria or terms were on the additional watch lists, but …

Google does not have to delete sensitive information, says European court

Google is not obliged to delete personal information from its search results, even when that information damages an individual's reputation, an …

Fat Joe Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

Fat Joe was sentenced to four months in federal prison yesterday for failure to file income tax returns on more than $3.3 million in earnings. …

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …

Eike Batista, Formerly World's 8th Richest Man, Loses $33 Billion In Just 16 Months

You think losing a $10 bill is bad? Trying losing $33 <i>billion</i>, and with it your ranking among the world's richest men.<p>That’s what’s happened to Brazilian oil tycoon Eike Batista, who last year was quite literally on top of the world. Life was good, he was eighth richest man on the planet, and once …