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Spokane ethics probe faults Rachel Dolezal in her role on commission

Rachel Dolezal, who was forced to step down as head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Wash., amid allegations that she lied about her race, violated city ethics policy while serving on a police oversight commission, city leaders said Wednesday.<p>Independent investigators questioned the actions of …

Carl Icahn drops bid for eBay to spin off PayPal

eBay has struck a deal with activist investor Carl Icahn to drop proposals for the company to spin off PayPal through an IPO, letting eBay take advantage of the market's big demand for new tech firms. While it appears that Icahn has lost this battle, he comes away with one significant concession: …

Google Makes Glass Available To Anyone (Who Can Afford it) (For A Few Days)

Part of the cachet, and the stigma, around Google Glass derives from how hard it is to get your hands on a pair: You have to be a member of the Glass Explorer beta tester program — or, like infamous Glasshole Sarah Slocum, at least have a friend who is and doesn’t mind letting you borrow them.<p>Until …

Aereo’s live TV coming to Chromecast in May

Aereo announced Thursday that it's bringing its online over-the-air broadcast TV steaming and recording to Google's Chromecast dongle on May 29. The feature will be available via an Aereo app for Android on Google Play.<p>This Aereo app brings back a novel idea: it means users can tune into television …

Australia could have a high-speed rail network by 2025

<i>(Credit: BZE)</i><p><b>A joint report that took two years has found that a high-speed rail network connecting Australia's east coast from Brisbane to Melbourne</b> …

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Accidentally Killed Someone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department killed a man earlier this week, mistaking him for an …

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'Indisputable' Proof Of A New Four-Quark Particle

CERN physicists have made a particle that likely existed for just a microsecond after the Big Bang.<p>Using the most powerful particle collider in the world, a research group at CERN has forged a particle made of four quarks, the European organization announced yesterday.<p>Most particles of matter in …

When An Explorer's Body Begins to Eat Itself

When an explorer is dying of starvation in the wild, his voice takes on a peculiar deep tone.<p>“We were all shocked at beholding the emaciated countenances of the Doctor and Hepburn,” wrote 19th century Arctic explorer John Franklin. “The alteration in our appearance was equally distressing to …