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Amid privacy flap, Facebook delays new user policy

Despite announcing last week that it would implement a user policy update on Sept. 5, Facebook has delayed it until at least next week, possibly due to concerns over the use of users' personal information and photos in advertising and other commercial content.<p>In a Sept. 4 letter to the Federal …

Gold miners in remote Alaska town want answers after task force storms in

Some miners in Alaska want the feds to start digging for answers.<p>A task force including members of 10 state and federal law enforcement agencies descended on a gold mine in the tiny town of Chicken (pop. 17) last month, in what locals described as a raid.<p>“Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to …

The Day of the Smartwatch ushers in a new day for tech

Samsung and Qualcomm unfurl 'Star Trek'-like wrist gadgets. Is this the Next Big Thing?<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Hello, smartwatch. Goodbye, smartphone?<p>As unfathomable as it may seem today, the future of technology could be on your wrist instead of in your pocket.<p>Samsung and Qualcomm made emphatic plays for …

NRA joins ACLU in suit against NSA's surveillance program

Now here's an unlikely duo: the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Rifle Association.<p>The two have bonded in their fight against the National Security Agency's mass spying program that came to light in June. The NRA joined the ACLU's lawsuit against the government agency on Wednesday by …

Surveillance

Chemical giants go to court, bees go to Washington, and giant carpenter bees

Stories about the declining bee population and its effects on the environment trickle through the news cycle nearly every day. To keep track of the latest bee news and make sense of the issues, <b>we're highlighting the major bee stories each week</b>, with analysis from the Guardian's Alison Benjamin, …

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

The World Capital Of Counterfeit Dollars

This just in from the AP:<p>With its meticulous criminal craftsmen, cheap labor and, by some accounts, less effective law enforcement, Peru has in the past two years overtaken Colombia as the No. 1 source of counterfeit U.S. dollars, says the U.S. Secret Service, protector of the world's most widely …

Another Nude Painting of Vladimir Putin Seized

7 Million U.S. Households Struggled to Feed Themselves in 2012

Matt Berman @Mr_Berman<p>Sept. 5, 2013, 6:56 a.m.<p>Nearly 6 per­cent of Amer­ic­an house­holds knew severe hun­ger in 2012, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port …

Bill Clinton Steps Up To Dispel The Confusion Over Obamacare

With the launch of the major piece of the Affordable Care Act less than a month away, the Obama administration is escalating the public relations push with one of their most effective weapons – former President Bill Clinton, now known to many as explainer in chief.<p>Speaking from his presidential …

Alec Baldwin to host new talk show on MSNBC - TODAY.com

Alec Baldwin has a new baby — no, not the daughter who was born last month. A new current events and culture talk show, "Up Late w/ Alec Baldwin," to air Fridays at 10 p.m. on MSNBC.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Alec Baldwin to host weekly MSNBC talk show<p>Play Video - 0:17<p>Play …

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'I didn't have as many gray hairs when I started': Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano steps down after longest tenure

At midnight on Friday, September 6, Janet Napolitano can stop worrying about early morning phone calls and the latest terror threats.<p>After four and a half years as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security — longer than either of her two predecessors — she steps down.<p>"I will be leaving that …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Scientists Weigh Climate Change Role in 2012 Weather

Scientists studied global warming's role in a dozen extreme weather events.<p><b>A sprawling global team of meteorologists who examined the marquee extreme weather events of 2012—including Hurricane Sandy, drought in the U.S. Midwest, and melting Arctic ice—found that human-induced climate change was a</b> …

The Pirate party and Coalition agree: internet censorship is not the answer

Less than 48 hours out from the federal election, the Liberal party released an internet censorship policy remarkably similar to that of the Cameron government in Britain. A mere few hours after the announcement and in the face of a huge backlash, opposition communications spokesman Malcolm …

Diana film slammed by British press

<b>Critics have given a cold reception to a new film starring Naomi Watts as Diana, Princess of Wales in the final years of her life.</b><p>The film, which premiered in London on Thursday, also stars Lost's Naveen Andrews as heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, with whom Diana had a two-year affair.<p>The film company …

New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

Antitrust Monitor Ordered For Apple Over E-Book Price Fixing

A federal judge who found Apple guilty of colluding with publishers in an e-book price-fixing scheme ordered the tech giant on Friday to modify its contracts and submit to oversight to make sure it doesn't happen again.<p>The injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan orders the …

Amid privacy flap, Facebook delays new user policy

Despite announcing last week that it would implement a user policy update on Sept. 5, Facebook has delayed it until at least next week, possibly due to concerns over the use of users' personal information and photos in advertising and other commercial content.<p>In a Sept. 4 letter to the Federal …

Turns Out Your Kids Really Did Love That Music You Played

Way back in the 1980s, were you the one playing "When Doves Cry" over and over? Well, don't be surprised if your kids wind up doing the same thing.<p>Young adults have strong positive memories of the music their parents loved when they were the same age, a study finds. That flies in the face of the …

Walmart Protesters Tell One Story, and Employees Tell Another

Winston Ross gets an earful from both sides of the fight over employee treatment at the big-box giant.<p>Larry and Edythe Slowey met at the Walmart in …

Amazon intends to offer long-rumored smartphone for free, according to report

An Amazon-made smartphone may be made available to customers free of charge when it launches, according to a new report today. Jessica E. Lessin, a former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter, cites anonymous sources familiar with the retailer's plans, and they say that Amazon wants to sell the smartphone …

2020 Olympics: the race is on

The five-ringed circus has landed in the heart of the Argentinian capital for the most important meeting of sport's power brokers in a generation, as prime ministers and princes scrabble to secure the 2020 Olympics.<p>The finest restaurants and hotels of Buenos Aires have been humming with fevered …

G20 nations to crack down on tax cheats, agree to share records by 2015

Leaders of the world's major economies are planning a co-ordinated crackdown on people and corporations that evade taxes and shortchange public coffers.<p>The Group of 20 countries agreed to share tax records by 2015 as part of a pledge to crack down on individual tax cheats and global corporations …

Technical Glitches Spur Confusion About Obamacare Plan Charges

By Sharon Begley<p>NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Technical glitches still plague the display of new healthcare plans to be offered to millions of uninsured Americans starting in 26 days, including how medical charges and deductibles are listed, industry officials say.<p>Health insurers planning to sell …

Syrian chemical weapons attack a war crime, says EU

The European Union has called a chemical weapons attack in Damascus a crime against humanity and says it was probably carried out by the Syrian government.<p>Following a meeting with the US secretary of state, John Kerry, EU foreign ministers said that any punitive military attack should not be …

Nokia Lumia 1020 price drops to $199 in the US

One of the barriers to Lumia 1020 adoption in the US has been the high price; you've had to really love phone photography to justify spending $299 on-contract. That shouldn't be an issue from now on, as both AT&T and Microsoft have permanently dropped the Nokia flagship's price to $199 with a …