Michael Sartorius

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And Now Venezuela Has Offered Asylum To Edward Snowden

Reuters reports that Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro made his offer during a televised military parade marking Venezuela's independence day. In his speech, he denounced the Obama administration for moving to support the opposition forces fighting "legitimate" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.<p>"He …

Federal Poverty Line Doesn't Adequately Reflect Cost Of Living In America, Analysis Finds

Just because the government doesn't define you as poor, doesn't mean you have enough money to live.<p>The federal poverty line for a family of four was $23,283 last year, nearly one-quarter of what it takes to live in New York City and slightly more than one-third of what it takes to live in St. …

Places You Never Thought to Take Your Kids

Sure, Disneyworld, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon certainly come to mind as essential family trips, but have you ever considered taking your youngsters somewhere that doesn't hold the same kid-friendly reputation? Adults-only playgrounds like Las Vegas and Amsterdam aren't necessarily known for …

JetBlue to Offer New Fresh Food and Beer On Board

JetBlue customers have a couple significant upgrades to the in-flight menu coming at them this summer, changes which should make flying with them a …

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

What the Rising Number of Single Dads Says About Fatherhood in General

Nearly a quarter of single parents in the United States are men—a sign of how all fathers are taking a more active role with their kids.<p>If my wife and I divorced, who would get the kid?<p>Obviously, if only for mental health reasons, this isn't the sort of hypothetical I want to spend any significant …

Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills 16 People and Two Sets of New Drone 'Rules'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A drone strike on a compound in northwestern Pakistan early this morning killed at least 16 people. …

The Practical Meter Speeds Up Charging Your Smartphone Over USB

Here’s a neat gizmo for speeding up charging your smartphone over USB. The Practical Meter plugs into the USB socket you intend to use to charge your phone and has built-in indicator lights to show how fast the charging connection is. The problem its creators are attacking is the vast difference in …

Here's What Happens If You Don't Sign Up For Obamacare

But the vast majority of uninsured Americans — the very people the Affordable Care Act is meant to help — still have no idea whether they'll need to enroll or not.<p>According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of uninsured Americans say they haven't decided whether or not they'll buy health …

ROBERT GATES: The Biggest Threat To National Security Is Located In DC

Popular Mechanics posted some of his comments, including how the biggest threat to national security is a divisive political system that's too paralyzed to act on any issue:<p>"I think the biggest threat to our future sits in Washington, D.C., and not someplace else. The rest of the problems of the …

National Security

Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia, rants against Obama administration

Professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops "damaging our American partners." Only hours later, Snowden released a statement railing against the U.S. government.<p>Russia was one of about 20 countries …

LTE-Advanced iPhone 5S and budget model rumors surface

In need of a daily dose of rumors about future iPhones? Well, A Chinese-language blog claims the budget iPhone is on the way, while a Korean news outlet expects a version of the iPhone 5S with high-speed LTE.<p>Let's start with the most colorful rumor. Chinese tech blog lieyunwang claims -- via …

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Edward Snowden 'broadens asylum requests' - Wikileaks

<b>Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has sent asylum requests to 21 countries, according to a statement published by Wikileaks.</b><p>They include China, France, Ireland and Venezuela. But eight European countries said the requests were invalid.<p>And Russia said Mr Snowden later withdrew the …

Surveillance

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