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Brad Pitt, 'World War Z 2' And Why Not Every Blockbuster Deserves A Sequel

Paramount made two schedule changes last night. In a somewhat surprising move, they killed their upcoming <i>Friday the 13th</i> movie. Considering the prime release date, a Friday the 13th in the month of October, I’m a little surprised given that the sequel/reboot in question has been tossed around …

Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, but we don't live very long, and going to the doctor is so expensive that we don't do it very often. So where is the money going?<p>Not toward obesity-related diseases or unnecessary tests and treatments, as the writer John Green pointed out in a …

Associated Press News

Obama meets with top lawmakers but no deal on shutdown

Top Democratic and Republican congressional leaders met Wednesday afternoon with president at White House.<p>WASHINGTON — On the second day of the government shutdown, Congress and the White House drew no closer to resolving the impasse, although President Obama and key congressional leaders held …

Associated Press News

Did Kenyan Soldiers Loot Mall During Fight With Terrorists?

More than a week after Islamic militants stormed an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to set up a commission to look into lapses in intelligence and security. At least 67 people died in the four-day siege, which ended with dozens still unaccounted for.<p>Days after the …

'Climate change refugee' fights to stay in New Zealand

A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he is a refugee – suffering not from persecution, but from climate change.<p>The 37-year-old and his wife left their remote atoll in the Pacific nation of Kiribati six years ago for higher ground and …

US Navy Program 'Excelerates' Alternative Energy

As the US Department of the Navy (DON) continues to emphasize the need for energy security, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced earlier this …

World's Largest Solar Thermal Energy Plant Opens in California

The much-anticipated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System just kicked into action in California’s Mojave Desert. The 3,500 acre facility is the …

Renewable Energy

Syrian rebels face growing threat from foreign jihadists

The man’s face was badly mangled and he was unconscious when fellow Syrian rebels brought him on a gurney from the outskirts of this small village across the border to the neighboring Turkish town Karkamis.<p>His name and prognosis were not clear, but what was known was that he was a casualty of his …

Malala Yousafzai honoured as Harvard University's humanitarian of the year

A Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been honoured as Harvard University's humanitarian of the year.<p>Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken proponent for girls' education, was at Harvard on Friday to accept the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. Harvard President …

Hill prediction: Headed for shutdown

House and Senate leadership aides in both parties are increasingly convinced the federal government will close for the first time in more than 17 years on Tuesday morning.<p>There is still time to avoid such a climactic stalemate, the aides acknowledged. But unless there is a dramatic change in …

Fossil Fuels Need to Stay Unburned to Meet Climate Target

Most known reserves of fossil fuels will need to stay unburned to stop temperatures rising beyond a United Nations target that seeks to curb …

Obama and Rouhani make history with phone call, thawing three decade freeze between US and Iran

President Barack Obama revealed Friday that he talked with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, marking the first time leaders from the U.S. and Iran have directly communicated since the 1979 Iranian revolution.<p>"Just now I spoke on the phone with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran," he …

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Did a hedge fund billionaire just call for mass civil disobedience over climate change?

San Francisco hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer has emerged as the antithesis to the Koch brothers, the conservative American industrialists who have bankrolled the Tea Party and other right-wing causes. Steyer has financed ballot initiatives, non-profits and think tanks to promote renewable …

Hedge Funds

Lawmaker wants Morrison book off Ala. reading list

An Ala. state lawmaker wants Toni Morrison's first book banned; calls it 'objectionable.'<p>An Alabama state senator is pushing to remove the first novel of Nobel and Pulitzer winner Toni Morrison from state reading lists on the grounds that its content and language are "objectionable."<p>State Sen. Bill …

With Britain Out, Allies Abandon Obama on Syria

Will the U.S. now go it alone in Syria?<p>After the battle to secure a broad international coalition collapsed in disarray, President Obama has …

US intelligence spending has doubled since 9/11, top secret budget reveals

US spending on intelligence has doubled since 9/11, with the National Security Agency and the CIA taking the biggest share, according to the top secret budget leaked by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>Details of the $52.6bn request for 2013 by America's 16 spy agencies were revealed by the …

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Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh

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Bradley Manning's mother urges him to 'never give up hope'

The mother of Bradley Manning, the US army private who is this week expected to be handed a long jail sentence for his role in the WikiLeaks dump of US state secrets, has said she believes she may never see him again.<p>Speaking after the 25-year-old was found guilty of espionage, theft and computer …

Shell pledges long-term commitment to North Sea oil

Oil and gas production will continue in the North Sea for decades, the chairman of Shell UK has forecast.<p>Ed Daniels says in an interview in <i>The Daily Telegraph</i> that the UK arm of Royal Dutch Shell, will continue to have a major presence in North Sea production, despite suggestions by commentators …

Activists stage second national day of protest against NSA's domestic spying

Privacy campaigners held the second national day of protest against US government surveillance programmes on Sunday, picketing an AT&T building in New York they claimed was being used to facilitate National Security Agency snooping.<p>A grassroots group named Restore the Fourth, after protections …

China to ditch its one-child policy as ageing crisis looms

China's new leaders are close to abandoning the country's one-child policy, belatedly moving to avert an ageing crunch as the work force goes into sharp decline.<p>The official news agency Xinhua reported that the Family Planning Commission is studying proposals to lift the ban on a second child, if …