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Texas teenager suffering 'affluenza' avoids jail for second time

A Texas teenager who avoided prison after a psychologist described him as suffering from "affluenza" has been ordered by a judge to attend an undisclosed rehabilitation facility.<p>Ethan Couch was given ten years' probation last December for killing four people and seriously injuring two while driving …

In Yelp review lawsuit, defamation is all around—so everyone loses

Homeowner rants about contractor, contractor responds, and everything ends in court.<p>A scathing Yelp review and accusatory reaction posts in the …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

2014 BMW 428i review: Stunning BMW coupe maintains handling legacy - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> When equipped with the Dynamic Handling package, the <b>2014 BMW 428i</b> corners beautifully, while its turbo four-cylinder engine combines power and economy. The coupe design is a thing of beauty, and available cabin tech includes good app support and connectivity.<p><b>The Bad</b> In base configuration, …

A Cordoba, The Snowman’s Semi, and a Cherry Bomb: The Car Inspections of the Alabama 24 Hours of LeMons

Here we are in Alabama, for the 24 Hours of LeMons’ first visit to Barber Motorsports Park, and this super-luxe track seems in real danger of having its property values destroyed forever by the collection of heaps and hoopties we’ve dragged onto the premises. We saw quite a few quick-looking (i.e., …

Paulo Coelho on Jesus, Twitter and the difference between defeat and failure

In pride of place in the living room of Paulo Coelho's apartment in Geneva is a fan's portrait of the author. A pointillist work, the huge image consists of the colour-coded coffee capsules George Clooney endorses. The background is composed of ristretto capsules (black), while Coelho's eyes seem …