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NYT to Chris Christie: End your campaign

Judge says drone was invading the privacy of the man who shot it

William Merideth, the man from Kentucky who shot down a drone earlier this year, told <i>WDRB</i> that he felt vindicated after a district judge dismissed the charges against him, even if the accuser can still take the case before a grand jury. He was originally charged for firing his gun within city …

Judge rules Kentucky man had the right to shoot down his neighbor’s drone

A Kentucky man who shot down a drone flying near his property has been cleared of all charges by a local judge. William Merideth was originally cited for criminal mischief and wanton endangerment after shooting the drone out of the air in July this year, but Judge Rebecca Ward ruled that he was …

A Surprise for Evolution in a Giant Tree of Life

Honeycreepers, small birds inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands, have a rich assortment of beak shapes. Some species have long, thin beaks suited to …

Evolution

Another 101 Pieces of Nazi-Looted Art Released Online

After the discovery of up to 1,400 famous works of art supposedly seized by the Nazis during World War II, German authorities have posted another 101 …

Digital era confounds the courts

The Founding Fathers weren’t big on texting.<p>Courts have long struggled to deal with key questions at the intersection of individual privacy and ever-advancing technology with little guidance from the Constitution or from prior cases – now judges and experts are hoping that’s about to change.<p>The …

Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain

James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a …

Ted Cruz: 'I would do anything'

Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday said he wouldn’t rule out using the threat of shutting down the government as a possible negotiating tactic in the future.<p>ABC News’ Jon Karl asked Cruz if he would rule out another shutdown and Cruz avoided showing his hand.<p>“I would do anything, and I will continue to do …

Pirate Bay founder creating surveillance-free messaging app

Looking to develop a way to block the government and private companies from monitoring people's messages, Peter Sunde is working on an app called Hemlis "where no one can spy on you, not even us."<p>In the wake of people learning about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, it's …

Messaging