Joseph M. Hurab

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Russia aims to open floating nuclear power plant in 2016

Russia is a big place with lots of remote outposts. Getting power to those far-flung places can be a challenge. That's why Russia has hatched a plan to create floating nuclear power plants, essentially putting them in port to supply energy to locations that need power but can't build a traditional …

Apple applies to register iWatch trademark

Apple CEO Tim Cook told a recent gathering of tech and media executives a month ago that wearable products were ripe for exploration.<p>TOKYO — Apple has applied for a trademark for "iWatch" in Japan, a patent official said on Monday, signaling the iPhone maker may be moving ahead with plans for a …

Russia Officially Makes It Illegal To Talk To Kids About Gays

Putin's okay was the last step in making the provision a law. On June 11, The Russian parliament's lower house unanimously passed the legislation, and the upper house approved it last week.<p>The law imposes hefty fines for disseminating any information about the LGBT community to minors, and holding …

Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia, rants against Obama administration

Professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops "damaging our American partners." Only hours later, Snowden released a statement railing against the U.S. government.<p>Russia was one of about 20 countries …

The Senate Passes Immigration Reform Easily—but What About the House?

Despite garnering 68 votes -- almost unheard of in today's polarized climate -- the bill looks doomed.<p>The Senate approved a measure Thursday to make the most dramatic changes to immigration law in 25 years. It would give a path to citizenship to some 11 million undocumented immigrants, dramatically …