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Cygnus cargo craft unhooks from space station

The first privately built Cygnus cargo ship to visit the International Space Station detached from the orbiting lab Tuesday and is poised to destroy itself in Earth's atmosphere in a fiery finale to its successful test flight.<p>The unmanned Cygnus spacecraft built by Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, …

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Hassan Rouhani's New York diplomacy 'not proper' says Iran's Supreme Leader

Iran's Supreme Leader voiced guarded criticism of President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday, saying that some aspects of his diplomacy at the United Nations in New York were “not proper”.<p>Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who sits at the apex of Iran’s power structure, said that he supported Mr Rouhani’s overtures …

Pre-shutdown wisdom that wasn't

The shutdown was supposed to be short, if it happened at all.<p>After all, Republicans were sure President Barack Obama would give in at the last minute, like he has in past budget battles. Democrats were equally certain that Republicans would collectively conclude a shutdown wasn’t in their best …

Gunshots Outside Capitol, Suspect Dead

Gun­shots have been fired out­side of the U.S. Cap­it­ol Build­ing in Wash­ing­ton.<p><i>Na­tion­al Journ­al</i> has con­firmed that the in­cid­ent began at …

George H.W. Bush Was A Witness To A Maine Lesbian Couple's Wedding

The 41st president served as an official witness to the wedding, signing the marriage license.<p>Former President George H.W. Bush added his signature to state wedding documents for a lesbian couple in Maine this past weekend.<p>Bush served as a witness to the Sept. 21, marriage of Bonnie Clement and …

Horse_ebooks is Dead

A Twitter spambot that was beloved for its short bursts of robotic poetry was revealed to be a human’s art project. Brian Ries on the demise of his …

McDonald's goes global on nutritional offerings

Fast food giant will offer salads — not just fries — as sides in value meals in 2014.<p>Out: Fries with that?<p>In: Salad with that?<p>McDonald's on Thursday, in partnership with a nutrition-focused branch of the Clinton Foundation, revealed plans to begin offering side salads as substitutes for french …

Spacecraft with American, 2 Russians blasts off to International Space Station

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russians and an American lifted off early Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, soaring into the night sky for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station. Their six-month mission will include a spacewalk with the Olympic torch.<p>NASA's Michael Hopkins and …

First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic …

Citigroup agrees Freddie Mac mortgage claim settlement

<b>US banking giant Citigroup has agreed to pay $395m (£245m) to Freddie Mac to settle claims of potential flaws in mortgages it sold to the firm.</b><p>It covers nearly 3.7 million loans sold to Freddie Mac between 2000 and 2012.<p>It is latest in a series of settlements by US banks with agencies Freddie Mac …

Israelis and Palestinians aim to negotiate a 'final' peace deal after positive talks

Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to intensify peace talks aimed at reaching a final agreement, not an interim accord, US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced.<p>The two sides met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York at a conference of donors looking for ways …

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani recognises 'reprehensible' Holocaust

The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has put an end to eight years of Holocaust denial under his firebrand predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by condemning the "crime" of mass killings of Jews by the Nazis.<p>In an interview after his largely conciliatory speech at the UN general assembly on Tuesday, …

US law lets minors delete online history

A first-of-its-kind law in the state of California will allow children to delete digital posts, including photos, from websites.<p>The law, signed on Monday by Governor Jerry Brown, will force social media titans such as Facebook, Twitter and Google to let minors scrub their personal online history in …

Banks find appalling new way to cheat homeowners

So much for the National Mortgage Settlement. Homeowners are now getting foreclosed on without their knowledge!<p>A few months ago, Ceith and Louise Sinclair of Altadena, California, were told that their home had been sold. It was the first time they’d heard that it was for sale.<br>Their mortgage …

Google launches Constitute, a tool for creating and comparing governments (video)

Countries frequently amend or draft constitutions, but they can't always find example constitutions to work from -- not every country publishes its founding documents in accessible formats. So, Google's simplifying nation building by launching Constitute, a website that puts all the world's …

Undercover crackdown on phony online reviews

A total of 19 firms collectively agreed to pay more than $350,000 in fines and stop posting bogus online reviews touting clients.<p>The potential customers who contacted Internet search engine optimization companies in New York said they owned a yogurt shop in Brooklyn and were looking for help …

Why Cops and Prosecutors Are Begging iPhone Users to Upgrade to iOS 7

FAA to discuss easing up on in-flight electronic devices

A federal advisory panel will meet this week to come up with recommendations for the use of electronic devices on airplanes during take-offs and landings.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration committee, which has been meeting since January, will gather behind closed doors tomorrow and Wednesday to …

Angela Merkel triumphs in German election to secure historic third term

Angela Merkel is basking in a historic third-term victory in the German elections, having led her conservatives to their best result in more than 20 years.<p>German editorials on Monday praised her considerable achievement. The Süddeutsche Zeitung columnist Heribert Prantl lamented the lack of a …

BioShock trio on sale for $19.99

Amazon is offering all three BioShock games for Windows PC as a $19.99 bundle, down from the full price of $99.99.<p>Irrational Games' first <i>BioShock</i>, set in the broken underwater city of Rapture, was released in 2007 to universal praise, carrying a Metacritic score of 96 percent. The first-person …

Pope urges Catholic doctors to refuse abortions

Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic church on Friday, when he denounced abortions as a symptom of today's "throw-away culture" and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them.<p>Francis issued a strong anti-abortion message …

Pope's blunt words break new ground - again

Unorthodox pope makes news with his most comprehensive interview since he was elected in March.<p>ROME - His first order of business as pope was to pay his hotel bill and move into a Vatican guest house instead of the sprawling papal apartments.<p>Then Pope Francis, who has made helping the poor a …

In Germany, elections loom and doubts about the eurozone

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