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African Religious Leaders Reject Obama's Call For Gay Rights

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why he received a less-than-warm welcome during a recent trip to the continent.<p>In a news conference in Senegal during his three-nation tour, just as …

Navy Report on Maryland Drone Crash: “Disastrous Results” Averted

As U.S. skies have opened up to drones in recent years, concerns about civil liberties have come to the fore, but as the fiery crash of a mammoth …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Background Checks On Job Candidates: Be Very Careful

Two lawsuits filed last week by federal regulators suggest that if employers act unilaterally to exclude all job applicants who have criminal records, without regard to recent guidelines laid out by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, they could be opening themselves up to charges of race …

Japan Is Testing Its New 300 MPH Floating Train

The L0 maglev train floats above its track and is propelled by powerful magnets, eliminating friction that limits the speeds of conventional trains.<p>The Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) unveiled a prototype of the L0 train in November 2012, with plans to run it from Tokyo to Nagoyo, a 40-minute …

NSA scandal: what data is being monitored and how does it work?

What is the scandal?<p>The US's National Security Agency (NSA), its wiretapping agency, has been monitoring communications between the US and foreign …

Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)

<i>This story appears in the April 9th issue of Forbes magazine.</i><p>At a Google-run competition in ­Vancouver last month, the search giant’s famously secure Chrome Web browser fell to hackers twice. Both of the new methods used a rigged ­website to bypass Chrome’s security protections and completely …

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Kenyan runs fastest half in U.S.

SAN DIEGO -- Bernard Koech of Kenya won the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in 58 minutes, 41 seconds, the fastest time ever run in America and the …

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Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks

Barack Obama has ordered his senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US …

PRISM is bigger than anything that came before it—but no-one knows how much bigger

The mystery surrounding how much domestic spying the US government has been conducting on its own citizens will only intensify in the coming days, as a growing number of the nine major internet companies linked to an alleged top-secret data-mining program deny they had anything to do with it.<p>The …

Report: Credit transactions targeted

Credit card transactions are among the activities that have been monitored by the National Security Agency as part of its effort to target possible terrorists, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night.<p>The report does not identify the credit card companies involved and says it is unclear if …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

Report: Panetta revealed SEAL info

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed the name of the Navy SEAL unit that carried out the Osama bin Laden raid and named the unit’s ground commander at a 2011 ceremony attended by “Zero Dark Thirty” filmmaker Mark Boal.<p>Panetta also discussed classified information designated as “top secret” and …

Britain agrees settlement for Kenya’s Mau Mau victims

Britain will pay millions of pounds of compensation to Kenyans who suffered torture during the Mau Mau uprising six decades ago, it emerged on Wednesday.<p>The out-of-court settlement, expected to be announced on Thursday, is believed to be the first reached with people who suffered at the hands of …

China attempts to take high ground over US cyberattacks

China's top Internet security official says he has "mountains of data" on extensive US hacking aimed at China, but said he thought it irresponsible to blame Washington for such attacks, in stark contrast to recent comments by US officials.<p>Cyber security is a major concern for the US government and …

New, more accurate, more secure GPS III satellite completes testing at Lockheed Martin

The US Air Force, which manages the network of 31 operation global positioning system (GPS) satellites, is gearing up to upgrade some of its fleet with new, more accurate, more secure satellites. Called GPS III, the first of these new satellites just concluded testing at aerospace company Lockheed …

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7 Memorable Graduation Speeches by Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders

Among the thousands of graduation addresses given each year, these stand out--mostly for the right reasons.<p>In 1994, I witnessed perhaps history's most insane commencement addresses, at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.<p>Connie Chung, then the anchor of CBS Evening News, offered a …

Google Calendar update includes new UI and color-coded events

After launching a new Gmail interface and updated Play Store and Play Music apps, Google <i>still</i> wasn’t done for the day. They have also updated their …

The race is on: Manufacturer sets sights on market for armed drones

<i>Editor's note: A clarification has been made to this article.</i><p>On a sprawling complex just outside Pretoria, South Africa, a government-owned arms manufacturer is preparing to test an armed drone that it hopes to begin selling soon to governments around the world.<p>The company, Denel Dynamics, says the …

High-skill bill hits diversity visas

Rep. Darrell Issa has framed his new high-skilled immigration bill as a building block for American opportunity and a tool for taking on the Senate.<p>First, he may have to take on House Democrats.<p>The tech industry adores the bill, which boosts H-1B visas and creates more green cards for certain …

Use Google Drive on Android to save receipts

Do you keep the receipts for everything you buy? Like me, you've probably noticed that the ones printed on thermal paper can begin to disappear over time. Soon, you're left with only a blank piece of paper that can't act as a proof of purchase or help you at tax time.<p>Wednesday's update to Google …

Associated Press News

Northrop Grumman lands $555.6 million contract

Northrop Grumman’s San Diego division has been awarded a two-year Air Force contract potentially valued at $555.6 million to modernize its Global …

Immigration reform no sure bet

After years of false starts, Washington finally appears to be on the path to rewriting the nation’s immigration laws.<p>The Senate Gang of Eight bill is holding its own in committee and is expected to hit the Senate floor in June. And in the House this week, members of a bipartisan group agreed “in …