Katie Brazzle

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Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices

Google (S GOOG) landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has proven to be very popular. …

America’s debt fever may be breaking

With the overwhelming approval of a two-year budget by the US House of Representatives, Washington is bowing to the obvious: There is no need for dramatic boycotts of annual spending that end in government shutdowns when public borrowing has stabilized. Is the era of debt panic over?<p>The chart above …

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James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'

<b>Vodka martini, "shaken not stirred" - often said as part of a bad Sean Connery impersonation - is one of the most quotable lines from Bond.</b><p>Yet Her Majesty's top secret agent's love of the bottle would leave him impotent and at death's door.<p>Doctors analysing the Ian Fleming novels show James Bond …

'We will not be silent': Families of victims vow to bring 'Newtown effect' to gun-control debate

WASHINGTON — Families and friends of the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School gathered Thursday in the nation's capital to honor their loved ones through a solemn vigil and volunteer work nearly one year after the Newtown massacre.<p>Relatives of other gun violence victims from cities …

Last-ditch effort on immigration

Immigration activists and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday made a final effort this year to pressure the GOP-led House to move on reform — vowing that their lobbying will only intensify in 2014.<p>More than 1,000 immigration activists descended into the offices of 100-plus House lawmakers Thursday …

Promises To Fix Mental Health System Still Unfulfilled

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., one year ago sparked a national conversation about the country's troubled mental health system. Politicians convened task forces and promised additional funding and new laws. But today, despite those promises, patients and advocates …

Developing countries lose $1tn a year from 'illicit financial flows'

Developing countries are losing more than $1tn (£614bn) a year in "illicit financial flows", stemming from crime and corruption, according to estimates. This fast-rising figure is already 10 times the total amount of foreign aid these countries are receiving.<p>Between 2002 and 2011, governments in …

Homelessness Is Up in New York City, But It's Down Everywhere Else

Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi PAs' spending 'unchecked for years'

Spending on credit card accounts used by staff in Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's household was not scrutinised for several years, Saatchi's accountant has told the fraud trial of the couple's former assistants, Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo.<p>The statements of cards issued by Coutts bank to …

The 'Invisible' Homeless Children of New York | The Takeaway | WNYC

Here’s a statistic that might surprise you: The United States has the highest child poverty rate of any developed nation except for Romania. Nearly …

Parents Worry Schools Overlook Girls Who Aren't College-Bound

Kyrah Whatley, 17, is a bright student with pretty good grades. But the thought of spending two to four more years in a college classroom is depressing, she says.<p>Masonry, on the other hand, intrigues her. "I'm a kinesthetic learner. ... I learn with my hands," she says.<p>That's why Kyrah is thinking …

London's Bike-Share Crisis

Asiana Pilot Stressed Before Crash

Across the 50 States, a Big Disparity in Road Safety

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Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Nearly $1 trillion was smuggled out of developing countries in 2011

It’s hard to build your country when the money keeps slipping away.<p>Foreign capital flight has been a problem for developing countries this year, but a bigger problem might be the funds smuggled out by tax evaders, corrupt officials and criminals—$946.7 billion in 2011, according to the latest …

Developing Countries