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When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

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New Report Reveals U.S. Fisheries Killing Thousands of Protected and Endangered Species

A new report by Oceana exposes nine U.S. fisheries that throw away half of what they catch, and kill dolphins, sea turtles, whales, and more in the …

Lack Of Sleep Kills Brain Cells, New Study Shows

If you’re burning the midnight oil, you may be burning out brain cells, too, new research shows. A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience found that staying awake too long destroys brain cells in mice, and may do the same in humans.<p>It’s the first study to show (if only in animals) …

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

UN report blasts Iran for persecution of Christians, other religious minorities

The election last year of self-professed moderate President Hassan Rouhani has not brought Iran's Christians any relief, according to a new United Nations report which finds the Islamic Republic's Bible believers more persecuted than ever.<p>The detailed report finds Iran has continued to imprison …

IRS: Conmen posed as taxmen in $1 million scam

More than 20,000 Americans were cheated out of a collective $1 million by fraudsters claiming to be from the IRS, in what’s been dubbed the nation’s …

Identity Theft

Kenyan parliament passes polygamy law

Kenya's parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female politicians.<p>The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person.<p>The proposed …

Immigrants Ask Pope To Pressure Obama To Stop Deportations

A group of immigration activists hopes Pope Francis will prod President Barack Obama into halting his record-setting pace of deportations.<p>A delegation of nearly 20 people from California will travel to the Vatican next week with the goal of meeting the pope and asking him to urge Obama to halt …

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Awash In Cash, Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits

The Sinaloa Cartel, headquartered on Mexico's northern Pacific Coast, is constantly exploring new ways to launder its gargantuan profits. The State Department reports that Mexican trafficking organizations earn between $19 and $29 billion every year from selling marijuana, cocaine, heroin and …

These countries are among the biggest 'enemies of the internet,' according to a new report

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Robert Mugabe demands pay rise after daughter's expensive wedding

After blowing about £3 million on his daughter’s wedding earlier this month, Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe says he wants a pay rise<p>President Robert Mugabe, 90, who most Zimbabweans believe will die in office, told public service workers that he is holding out for a pay increase next month.<p>So …

Venice Organizes Online Vote to Become Independent From Italy

It's not just Crimea: the Italian region of Veneto, which includes the city of Venice, is holding a referendum to secede too.<p>Local activists and …

500px Launches Prime Licensing Store with 70% Cut for Photographers

500px today launched its Prime photo-licensing marketplace to help photographers sell their images and ultimately earn a decent wage.<p>The service was announced last month, but for its official release 500px has slipped in a huge change related to how much photographers are paid. Instead of 30%, the …

Russia

Could there be a third world war?

World Affairs editor John Simpson visits the World War 1 battlefields and asks if there could be another world war.<p>Friction between China and Japan is growing, with the US this time on the side of Tokyo, while the importance of the Middle East is diminishing.<p>Our correspondent also warns that war …

War

Volcanoes May Be Slowing Down Climate Change

Small volcanic eruptions might be part of the reason why the pace of global warming hasn’t kept up with previous predictions, a new study published …

Majority of Americans now support gay marriage, survey finds

The survey on attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people comes as U.S. lawmakers and courts are increasingly allowing same-sex couples to wed.<p>Some 53 percent of the 4,509 Americans surveyed by the Public Religion Research Institute said they supported gay marriage, up from 32 …

LGBTQI

Gays in Uganda 'At Risk' After Tabloid Publishes List

Gay individuals and those who were said to be gay in a Uganda tabloid report today could be "at risk in their local community," according to a human …

Mexican drug lord's deputy to plead guilty in $1bn trafficking conspiracy

Likely plea from Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez comes days after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested following manhunt<p>A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman indicated in a US courtroom Wednesday that he will change his plea to guilty in a $1bn trafficking …

Beijing pollution reaches 'crisis' levels

Residents in the Chinese capital of Beijing woke to another day of thick, choking smog on Feb. 25, 2014. The city has been under an "orange" smog …

U.S. Lets 141 Trillion Calories Of Food Go To Waste Each Year

The sheer volume of food wasted in the U.S. each year should cause us some shame, given how many people are hungry both in our own backyard and abroad.<p>Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided us with a way to understand our flagrant annual waste in terms of calories, too. It's pretty …

Last Country To Abolish Slavery Adopts Roadmap To End Practice