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Solar Power Is Finally Getting Closer To Battery Storage Technology

HONOLULU - Major advances in battery storage technology, not to mention sharp cost reductions, could help light the way for Hawaii’s troubled solar industry. The path forward could, it seems increasingly plausible, involve do-it-yourself solar users disconnecting themselves from the power grid …

Judo coach to step down following scandal

The head of Japan's Judo federation, Haruki Uemura, will step down from his post next month amid scandals over alleged physical abuse of female athletes and misuse of funds, the Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday.<p>Fifteen current and former members of the women's team had sent a complaint to the …

Vladimir Putin's Judo Skills Are Better Than Yours

We all know Vladimir Putin is quite the sportsman -- but did you know his fists are also considered deadly weapons?<p>In fact, the Russian president is a black belt in judo, having practiced the martial art since the age of 11 and later earning a Master of Sports in judo. He even penned a book about …

Putin Ditches Car, Security, Takes Long Walk Following Funeral Of Judo Coach

Russian President Vladimir Putin is known for his rugged spirit and unflinching exterior.<p>But he was so overcome following the funeral of his personal judo coach Anatoly Rachlin that he forcefully pushed past his car and security and went for a lone walk, reports Russia Today.<p>The tension is palpable …

Chinese judo pushes for aggressiveness at National Games

SHENYANG, China, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese judo follows the international trend to push for aggressive combat as its top male judoka was disqualified on the first day of the National Games here on Sunday.<p>Men's 60kg ace Alamusi, the only Chinese male judoka in London Olympic Games, was …

Judo champion suspended for hazing

World judo champion Shohei Ono has been suspended from his university for physically abusing junior members of the judo squad, an official said Friday, reigniting controversy over violence in Japanese sport.<p>The episode is yet more bad news for a sport that has been dogged in recent years by scandal.<p>…

Google's Gmail Keyword Scanning May Violate Wiretap Law

Google's Gmail automatic keyword scanning might violate laws in the United States against wiretapping, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.<p>U.S. …

Haters of Hate Crime Laws

What's up with people who oppose hate crime laws? How can you be against laws that protect people from being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity?<p>Well, here's how. Some people oppose hate crime laws because they say …

Gun-rights activists sue Maryland to block new firearms law

Gun-rights activists in Maryland have filed a federal lawsuit to block the state's new gun law before new requirements on assault weapons and large magazines go into effect Oct. 1.<p>In the lawsuit in filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Maryland, the plaintiffs argues the the Second Amendment and …

This Law Wants To Save Teens' Reputations, But Probably Won't

Starting in 2015, social networking sites must allow minors in California to delete their posts, according to a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this week.<p>This <i>seems</i> like great news for teens, who don't have fully developed brains yet and may post things that they won't want future employers — …

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter ID Law

Would-be voters in Arizona will not need to provide proof of citizenship before they register to vote, the Supreme Court said today.<p>The state must, …