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Jonathan Lethem's CHRONIC CITY, surreal and beautiful sf explores the authentic and the unreal

Jonathan Lethem's extraordinary new novel Chronic City tells the story of Chase Insteadman, a washed up, grown up child actor living off his sitcom …

LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.

Police made another mass arrest in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.<p>LAPD officers arrested about 130 people after corralling the …

Law Enforcement

British embassy in Afghanistan attacked by suicide bomber

Suicide bomber in Kabul targets British embassy<p>A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the <b>Afghan</b> capital Kabul on Thursday, an embassy spokesman said, adding that the vehicle was not carrying any British diplomats.<p>The powerful explosion shook the east of Kabul at around 10.30am on …

CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in the U.S.

<i>Note: For updated information on the Administration's response to Ebola, please visit WhiteHouse.gov/Ebola-Response.</i><p>Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the confirmation of the first Ebola case in the United States in a person who traveled from West Africa.<p>In a …

All you need to know about the Windows Phone 8.1 'Preview for Developers'

Last week, Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 to the world. We gave you numerous video tours of the OS, and we’re sure you watched Joe Belfiore's …

Windows Phone

Weather Flow updated with new languages and background images

Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see Weather Flow at version 1.6 with a small, but welcomed changelog. Here’s what’s new:<p>Support for 6 …

DEA Plan to Kill Narcos

<i>Part 1 of a 3-Part Series</i><p>Here’s a powerful example of how the 9/11 tragedy opened a Pandora’s Box of dicey military adventures for government …

Four dead, thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hits eastern China

Natural Disasters<p>08 Oct 2013<p>“Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and …

Russia to spy on Olympic athletes, visitors

Political Risk<p>08 Oct 2013<p>“Russia has installed an all-encompassing surveillance system at the site of next year’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi that …

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Reports Another Radioactive Water Leak

Health & Environmental<p>04 Oct 2013<p>“Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant …

U.S. to protect private sector from secret software attacks

Cyber<p>15 May 2013<p>“The U.S. government will use classified information about software vulnerabilities for the first time to protect companies outside …