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Amazon petitions Supreme Court to free it from collecting New York sales tax

More than a year after Amazon began collecting sales tax on sales in states like Texas and California, it’s mounting a legal offensive against a requirement to do the same thing in New York, taking its argument to the US Supreme Court. And the <i>Financial Times</i> writes that the company has hired one of …

Hello Kitty Themed Planes Are Coming To The U.S.

The Taiwanese airline EVA Air is making every 4-year-old traveler's dream come true, announcing they are bringing a Hello-Kitty themed plane to the United States.<p><i>Business Traveller</i> magazine broke the news, saying the undeniably cute plane will begin flying the Los-Angeles-to-Taoyuan route in …

Brazil power cut leaves nine states in the dark

<b>A major power cut in Brazil has left nine states in the dark for nearly three hours.</b><p>All the state capitals in the north-east of the country were hit by the blackout, including four cities that will be hosting the 2014 World Cup.<p>More than two-and-a-half hours later power was restored to the state …

Brazil

China gets set to launch its first moon lander by year’s end

Space engineers are working on China’s lunar rover for the Chang'e 3 mission.<p>BEIJING — China will land its first probe on the moon by the end of this year, state media reported on Wednesday.<p>The Chang'e 3 mission to the lunar surface would mark the next step in an ambitious space program that …

Space Science

Colombia 'ready to talk' to rebel group ELN

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is ready to start peace talks with the country's second-largest left-wing rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN).<p>The announcement comes a day after the ELN released a Canadian hostage it had been holding for months, Gernot …

Latin America

Nidal Hasan gets death penalty for Fort Hood rampage

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Military

Obama's Intelligence Chief Will Head Up the Promised NSA Review

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last Friday, President Obama promised a review of current government surveillance practice by an …

Eating oily fish 'halves rheumatoid arthritis risk'

<b>Eating at least one portion of oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel, a week can halve the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, experts believe.</b><p>The findings come from a study of more than 32,000 Swedish women and they offer another reason to follow the established dietary advice of regularly …

Holistic Medicine

Technician who set off chilling hepatitis C outbreak to plead guilty

A hospital technician who allegedly triggered a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis C plans to plead guilty in exchange for a prison term of 30 to 40 years, according to a plea agreement filed Monday in New Hampshire federal court.<p>The plea agreement says David Kwiatkowski can sidestep criminal …

North Carolina: voter ID becomes law

North Carolina's governor has quietly signed a measure into law that overhauls the state's election laws to require government-issued photo IDs at the polls and shorten early voting, moves that drew stinging criticism and threats of legal action from a leading civil rights organisation and other …

Congress starts looking into Bitcoin

A Senate committee is pressing federal regulators and law enforcement officials to explain how they plan to oversee Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as the issue gains increasing attention from government officials concerned about the role these new markets will play in the future.<p>The Senate …

Eric Holder unveils new reforms aimed at curbing US prison population

The US government took the first tentative steps toward tackling its 1.5m-strong prison population on Monday by announcing that minor drug dealers would be spared the mandatory minimum sentences that have previously locked up many for a decade or more.<p>Reversing years of toughening political …

SF-LA in a half hour via Hyperloop? Still at least 7 years away

In a conference call following his proof-of-concept unveiling, Elon Musk fleshes out a Hyperloop timeline and takes a shot at high-speed rail.<p>When pressed for a definitive timeline, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said Monday that the proposed initial Hyperloop system -- one that would take …

High-speed Rail

'If People Can't Get to the DMV, How Can They Get to the Polls?' O'Reilly Takes on Colmes Over Voter ID Law

On Monday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a new law requiring voters to show identification in order to vote. The law also shortens early …

US offers Iran President Rouhani 'willing partnership'

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South Asia

US extends closure of embassies amid al-Qaeda threat

The United States has extended the closure of 19 of its embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa over terror fears.<p>The list includes 15 that were closed on Sunday, as well as four additional posts. Certain other missions were to reopen Monday, the State Department said.<p>“This is not an …

Middle East

With older model iPhone and iPad ban on the line, Apple finds favor in Washington

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Tom Lohdon<p>When the Obama administration decided to reverse a ban on certain older models of iPhone and …

Museum Tries To Save The Plant Where Rosie Riveted

The historic Michigan factory where the iconic Rosie the Riveter and thousands of other women built B-24 bombers during World War II could face the wrecking ball two months from now.<p>A modest nonprofit is trying to raise enough money to salvage some of the massive plant, which Ford sold to General …

Bradley Manning's mother urges him to 'never give up hope'

The mother of Bradley Manning, the US army private who is this week expected to be handed a long jail sentence for his role in the WikiLeaks dump of US state secrets, has said she believes she may never see him again.<p>Speaking after the 25-year-old was found guilty of espionage, theft and computer …

FBI Official: Internet A Key Recruiting Tool For Sex Traffickers

Ron Hosko, the assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division, tells NPR's <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> that the Internet has become a key tool for recruitment of child prostitutes and that cutbacks at the federal and local levels have made it harder to clamp down on the problem.<p>Hosko's …

Shell pledges long-term commitment to North Sea oil

Oil and gas production will continue in the North Sea for decades, the chairman of Shell UK has forecast.<p>Ed Daniels says in an interview in <i>The Daily Telegraph</i> that the UK arm of Royal Dutch Shell, will continue to have a major presence in North Sea production, despite suggestions by commentators …

China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms

China's new leaders are close to abandoning the country's one-child policy, belatedly moving to avert an ageing crunch as the work force goes into sharp decline.<p>The official news agency Xinhua reported that the Family Planning Commission is studying proposals to lift the ban on a second child, if …