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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, …

Palestinians halt security cooperation with Israel after minister's death

A senior Palestinian Authority official died Wednesday after a confrontation with Israeli troops, prompting President Mahmoud Abbas to halt security coordination with Israel, according to Palestinian officials.<p>Ziyad Abu Ein died after clashes with Israeli soldiers midday Wednesday in the …

Portland sues Uber 3 days after its launch in the city

Uber has hit another speed bump.<p>Portland, Oregon, has filed a lawsuit against the car service company, citing public safety concerns. Uber had just …

Looks like police in Chicago have a tricked out surveillance truck equipped with cell site simulators, a.k.a. Stingrays, that force nearby phones to send data to cops instead of to phone company cell towers. Did those cops get a warrant for that? Your tax dollars at work: Spying on people just because they demand that the government’s agents stop killing black people. UPDATE: Anonymous has released a video featuring what appear to be Chicago police radio transmissions revealing police wiretapping of organizers’ phones at the protests last night the day after Thanksgiving, perhaps using a stingray. The transmissions pointing to real-time wiretapping involve the local DHS-funded spy ‘fusion’ center. Watch here https://privacysos.org/node/1609#update

Looks like police in Chicago have a tricked out surveillance truck equipped with cell site simulators, a.k.a. Stingrays, that force nearby phones to …

CIA Won’t Defend Its One-Time Torturers

When the long-awaited ‘Torture Report’ finally drops, don’t expect the CIA to stand up for its interrogation programs—or disavow those controversial …

On first-ever 'Constitution Day,' China touts and flouts rights

China marked the 32nd anniversary of its constitution this week with unprecedented fanfare -- and continued violations of citizens’ rights.<p>The nation's first-ever Constitution Day was held Thursday, with celebrations across the country. Thousands of schools staged readings of the 135-article …

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Operation Auroragold: How The NSA Poked Holes In Cellular Networks To Spy On Countries, Organizations, People

While many upcoming technologies promise to protect privacy and keep sensitive information safe in a world that's becoming increasingly connected, …

Mario Balotelli charged by FA for 'racist and anti-Semitic' social media post

Liverpool striker punished and faces possible suspension for posting image of 'Super Mario' alongside a series of racist stereotypes on Instagram<p><b>Mario Balotelli</b>’s <b>Liverpool</b> career will not be cut short next month, despite the striker being charged by the Football Association for an inflammatory …

Obama nominates Ashton Carter for Pentagon chief | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday nominated veteran defense expert Ashton Carter as his defense secretary, a job that will require him to tackle messy wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan and try to fend off potentially damaging budget cuts.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama puts …

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China Used More Concrete In 3 Years Than The U.S. Used In The Entire 20th Century [Infographic]

China produces and consumes about 60 percent of the world’s cement — the Three Gorges Dam alone required 16 million tonnes of it. To put China’s massive 21st century construction splurge and concrete consumption into perspective, Bill Gates made a mind-blowing comparison.<p>According to his blog, …

Eric Garner, Michael Brown cases spark ‘legitimate concerns’ about US policing – UN experts

Michael Brown, an African-American teenager from Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, an African-American man from New York City, were both killed in …

France to pay $60 million for Holocaust victims deported by state rail firm | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Friday it had agreed to put $60 million into a fund managed by the United States to compensate Holocaust victims deported by French state rail firm SNCF to Nazi death camps, a deal that protects it from future U.S. litigation.<p>About 76,000 Jews were arrested in …

Texas leads coalition of states in lawsuit against Obama immigration actions

Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing the Obama administration over the president's executive actions on immigration.<p>The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Texas on Wednesday, and names the heads of the top immigration enforcement …

DJ Earworm's 2014 pop music mash-up is here, and it is suspiciously 'Happy'

Forget the Grammys, the VMAs, or any day Beyoncé decides to release new music or re-release old music: today is the best day of the year to be a pop music fan. The annual DJ Earworm United State of Pop mix has dropped, so crack out your headphones, switch to full-screen, and obliterate that quickly …

Samsung mobile executives to leave after profit slide: source | News Home | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Three deputies to the head of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s mobile division are leaving, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, as the world’s largest smartphone maker faces a rapid decline in profit.<p>A commuter uses her mobile phone as she walks past a Samsung …

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LA schools kill plan to buy 550,000 more iPads from Apple as FBI raids district offices

The Los Angeles Unified School District officially shelved a $1.3 billion program to buy an iPad for every student on the same day the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation raided its offices.<p>The decision is a blow to Apple, which had hoped at one point the massive contract would be catalyst for its …

Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders surrender as pro-democracy protests appear to wither

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Leaders of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement surrendered to police on Wednesday for their role in democracy protests that the government has deemed illegal, the latest sign that the civil disobedience campaign may be running out of steam.<p>Three founders turned themselves in a …

Wife and child of Islamic State leader Baghdadi held in Lebanon

Arrest is described as ‘high-value catch’ and reportedly follows information provided by western intelligence agencies<p>The Lebanese army says it has detained the second wife of the Islamic State (Isis) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and their eight-year-old son near the Syrian border.<p>The arrest …

Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice's Song One Soundtrack Detailed

Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, known together as Jenny and Johnny, wrote a bunch of original songs for <i>Song One</i>, the new film starring Anne Hathaway. The film's soundtrack has been detailed, Exclaim reports. It's out January 13 via Lakeshore.<p>Most of Lewis and Rice's songs are performed by Johnny …

TELUS warns of a "surge in a common phone scam" in Alberta and British Columbia

Scammer and trolls of your personal info are on the attack. TELUS has issued a warning to their customers that there’s a “surge in a common phone …

Picky eaters, why mosquitoes bite some of us more than others

Mosquitoes are very selective when choosing their human meal tickets, CBC Radio's science columnist Torah Kachur says<p>Mosquito season is upon us and …

Send your kid to TransLink Camp

If you, like me, are feeling a slight pang of guilt about letting the kids sit in front of the computer playing Minecraft all summer instead of booking them into horse camp, sailing camp, Harry Potter camp or some other exotic activity, help is at hand.<p>Sure, all of the spaces in all of the good …

Memory declines much slower in people who read, write throughout life: U.S. study http://natpo.st/16RJxQC

40 Hair Accessories You Can Buy or DIY

The days of boring hair are officially over. Here at Brit HQ, we’re always hacking materials into headbands, hair clips and more to see just how creative we can get with decking out our dos. But this roundup takes the possibilities to a whole new level. Get inspired to never leave your house with …

Michel Brule, Montreal Mayoral Candidate, Considers Americans Obese, Dumb

MONTREAL - Here's some fourth of July news for Americans: a man running for mayor of Montreal considers them dumb, obese, imbecilic, classless …