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AT&T temporarily shuts down Galaxy S4's Android 4.3 update -- report

The company's update is reportedly suffering from some issues, though the nature of those problems has yet to be revealed.<p>AT&T has taken down its Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update, according to a new report.<p>Android Police on Monday reported that the carrier has taken down the update to …

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Schools Aren't Sending Kids with Lice Home Because It Hurts Their Feelings

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In schools across America, there are children whose scalps have become itchy, sexual playgrounds for …

Federal agents' pre-dawn raid on reporter's home raises questions

Audrey Hudson’s husband had just left for work on August 6 when suddenly, her dog began barking. The nationally-known journalist walked over to the curtains and peeked outside to discover her Chesapeake Bay home was surrounded by law enforcement officers wearing full body armor.<p>The phone rang. It …

Did Hampshire College group ban afro-beat band for being 'too white'?

Was popular Massachusetts-based Afro-beat band Shokazoba’s performance on the Hampshire College campus canceled because they were “too white”?<p>According to the band’s keyboard player Jason Moses, they were booked for the Hampshire Halloween bash on October 7, but last Friday – the day of the party – …

Exec at HealthCare.gov contractor went to school with first lady, donated to Obama campaign

As the problems pile up for HealthCare.gov, attention is now turning to the relationship between the Canadian company largely responsible for the website and the Obama administration.<p>Top officials at CGI Federal, a lead contractor tasked with developing the site, have a three-decade link to the …

Top Dem admits ObamaCare could have been 'more precise' about people losing health plans

A top Democratic official conceded Tuesday that the health care overhaul should have been "more precise" in acknowledging the possibility that some Americans would lose their current insurance plans -- even as the White House defended its past statements on the law.<p>The admission from House …

Firefox plugin reveals how your internet browsing is being monitored

If someone screams "they're watching you!" into your face, then you're either starring in a horror movie or living in these surveillance-conscious times. Still, if it's the latter, at least now you can put a name to the faceless entities observing your every move. Mozilla has released Lightbeam, a …

IRS pays illegal immigrants $4.2 billion while stalling Tea Parties

While harrying and stalling Tea Party groups seeking nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service mailed $4.2 billion in child-credit checks to undocumented immigrants.<p>Critics say midlevel IRS bureaucrats continue to abuse the Additional Child Tax Credit program by dispensing $1,000 checks to …

Parent accuses Texas high school football coach of bullying after 91-0 blowout game

The coach of a Texas high school football team has been accused of bullying in a formal complaint after his team beat another school 91-0.<p>In the complaint, the dad of a player on the Western Hills High School football team claims Aledo High School football coach Tim Buchanan encouraged his players …

Air Force Academy may drop ‘God’ from oath

The Air Force Academy is considering dropping the phrase “so help me God’ from its honor oath after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) filed a complaint.<p>The Academy’s Honor Review Committee met Wednesday to review the oath in response to the MRFF complaint, said Public Affairs …

What to Cut? 'Non-essential' federal workforce suggests gov't has plenty of fat to trim

On Oct 17, the day after the partial government shutdown ended, President Obama offered what he called, "a simple message" to federal workers who worked without pay or were furloughed during that period. "Thanks for your service. Welcome back. What you do is important. It matters," he said.<p>His kind …

Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats

A change to the Marine Corps' uniform hats could leave hard-nosed Leathernecks looking a lot less macho.<p>According to the New York Post, President Obama's plan to create a "unisex" look for the Corps has officials on the verge of swapping out the Marines' iconic caps with a new hat that some have …