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Smooth operators: why phone companies don't fight the NSA

Will AT&T and Verizon ever push back against NSA surveillance? Don't bet on it<p>Last week, the <i>New York Times</i> unearthed a troubling twist to the endless stream of bad surveillance news. Not only is AT&T handing over bulk call records to the CIA, but they’re getting paid for it, to the tune of $10 …

Shutdown nears as House passes funding bill that delays Obamacare

A government shutdown is more likely after House Republicans voted late Saturday to fund the government and delay "Obamacare" for a year, upping the ante in their fiscal showdown with President Barack Obama.<p>In spite of a veto threat from Obama, Republicans led by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, …

Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines defends aid response

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1027000/1027869_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524678083_79220a1d1b4a25ed27849f6003bf8ff2<p><b>The Philippine government says it is facing its biggest ever logistical challenge after Typhoon Haiyan, which affected as many as 11 million …

Natural Disasters

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson Named Chairman of Business Roundtable

WASHINGTON, Sep 18, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Business Roundtable (BRT) today announced that Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T T, -1.41% has …