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Silicon Valley companies deny reports U.S. government has “direct access” to their servers

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/deepspacedave<p>Some of the tech industry’s biggest and brightest companies denied incredibly damning and …

Comet Lovejoy flies into Sun to reveal solar secrets

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/984000/984409_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524616221_3d00470343513679af49951ddf15d198<p><b>A comet's close encounter with the Sun has given scientists a look at a solar region that has never been visited by spacecraft.</b><p>In 2011, …

Astronomy

George Zimmerman's Lawyers Want 911 Call Played in Court

An FBI speech scientist testified in court today that current technology cannot categorically determine whether a voice heard on a 911 tape screaming …

No More Survivors Found in Philadelphia Building Collapse, Search Ends

The search-and-rescue operation for additional victims of the Philadelphia building collapse ended this afternoon after 14 people were rescued and …

In pictures: Tropical storm Andrea takes a toll on U.S. East Coast

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Andrea is moving at a brisk pace as it heads up the East Coast, bringing winds, heavy rains and a threat of flooding to coastal areas in Georgia and the Carolinas

Weather

Yucca looms over nuclear waste

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee received more than 2,000 comments on the draft nuclear waste legislation it released in April, and many conveyed a common message: How can we trust the government to handle this issue after the failure of Yucca Mountain?<p>The comments — from state …

Vladimir Putin breaks Kremlin taboo by revealing break-up with wife

President Vladimir Putin's carefully stage-managed announcement that he and his wife of 30 years were divorcing came as a true shock in Russia.<p>That his marriage to Lyudmila, a quiet ex-stewardess with an inherent dislike of publicity, may have long been dead has for years been the subject of gossip …

Russia

France has too many immigrants, says Francois Fillon

There are too many immigrants in France, former prime minister Francois Fillon has said, insisting that the country cannot cope with everyone who wants to come in.<p>Asked on the France 2 television channel whether there are already too many immigrants in France, Fillon replied "yes".<p>"France today is …

Unemployment

US Marines arrested in California sting operation

Seven US Marines, seven former Marines and a Navy sailor were among 50 people arrested in a law enforcement sweep that busted up crime rings allegedly dealing in illegal drugs, stolen military gear and cars, San Diego authorities announced on Thursday.<p>Undercover detectives infiltrated the rings …

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 …

Fallout mounts in deadly Philly building collapse

A building collapse that killed six people and injured 13 has brought swift and mounting fallout in a city where demolition contractors are lightly regulated, with a plaintiff's lawyer calling it an entirely preventable tragedy that resulted from gross recklessness on the job site.<p>One day after the …

Tropical storm Andrea moves up Carolina coast after hitting Florida

After bringing rains, heavy winds and even tornadoes to parts of Florida, tropical storm Andrea moved quickly across south Georgia and was speeding …

Flash floods, storm surges menace East Coast as Andrea meanders north

No longer a tropical storm, the weather system called Andrea was making its way up the East Coast, threatening flash floods and dangerous storm surges into Saturday as far north as Maine.<p>Andrea was wandering up the coast at about 35 mph Friday night, the National Weather Service said. That should …