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Low oil prices send chills through oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Marcus Jundt moved to Williston from Minnesota almost four years ago and has opened four restaurants there since. Food isn't propelling his business, though. It's oil.<p>"Everything I've done in Williston is a derivative of oil," he says.<p>That oil has averaged $96 a barrel over …

Battle Over Ebola Travel Ban: Health Officials Call It a Big Mistake

There are reasons the U.S. hasn't enacted a travel ban on countries where Ebola has broken out: It wouldn't work and could actually make things worse, health officials say.<p>Still, that's done little to quell the calls for a ban.<p>On Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry became the latest politician to call …

Disease

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US Drone Strikes In Pakistan: Research Claims Only 4 Percent Of Victims Are Al-Qaeda Militants

Resarch by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has reported just 4 percent of US drone strikes in Pakistan have killed people identified as …

Get totally free talk, text and data on your iPad, thanks to FreedomPop

You may know FreedomPop as the guys who will turn your iPod touch into a free iPhone, but if you have an iPad, the carrier is now willing to do the same thing, giving any Sprint-compatible iPad free talking, texting and data.<p>An iPad is not an iPhone, of course, but it does have LTE abilities, which …

Tablets

Obama goes rogue on Gitmo

President Barack Obama swore as far back as 2008 he’d close the U.S.-run prison for terror suspects at Guantánamo Bay.<p>Five and a half years later, he finally took a real risk to get that process moving.<p>The president defied Congress over the weekend, ignoring a 30-day notice rule required by law to …

Egyptian teen science whiz defects to US after science fair

Photo: Christopher Reeve for madamasr.com.<p>A teenager from Egypt accused of illegally protesting the Egyptian government defected to the US after …

How the NRA Enables Massacres

As a shooting spree leaves seven dead in California, the gun lobby is trying to thwart attempts to study gun deaths and officials who see gun …

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

Pwnie Express turns the Nexus 5 into a powerful white hat hacking tool

Part of the magic of Android is the flexibility of the platform when it comes to customization and modding. With a little ingenuity, you can transform your Android-powered devices into just about anything — including a sweet hacking tool.<p>That’s exactly what Pwnie Express did to the Nexus 5, which …

Android News

Attorney General Holder: No Such Thing as “Too Big to Jail”

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that no person or bank, no matter how large or how profitable, is immune to prosecution if they break the law.<p>"There is no such thing as 'Too Big to Jail,'" Holder said in a weekly address on the Justice Department's website.<p>The comments came as federal …

Corruption

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

Book News: Ex-Supreme Court Justice Wants 6 Changes To Constitution

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>In a book out Tuesday, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens proposes six amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including measures aimed at preventing gerrymandering (that is, redrawing district lines for …

Senate Report: Torture Didn't Help Capture Osama bin Laden

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For those who want to defend the CIA's torture program, the link between the interrogation programs …

Osama Bin Laden

Broken lives of immigrants deported from US to Mexico

Almost two million undocumented immigrants have been deported from the US since Barack Obama entered the White House, more than under any previous president.<p>Under pressure from Hispanic politicians, Mr Obama last week announced a review of his administration's deportation policy, promising to …

Immigration

Facing drought, California farmers rally against regulations limiting water supplies

Thousands of farmers in drought-stricken California are rallying this week in opposition to regulations that have frozen water supplies across the state.<p>"It's devastating, it's like I'll have to sell something. I'll have to sell half to maintain the other half," Alfalfa farmer Michael Erskine …

The Gender Gap Extends To Job Quality, Not Just Pay, Says Study

By Megan Gannon, News Editor<p>Published: 03/08/2014 09:33 AM EST on LiveScience<p>It's not just equal pay that women need to fight for in the workplace.<p>Women in industrialized nations lag behind men in most aspects of job quality, according to a new study. Women tend to be more stressed, they don't see …

Want Safer Nuclear Power? Fusion May Pave the Way

Dr. Omar Hurricane at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has made a breakthrough that could lead to safer form of nuclear energy, derived from fusion, not fission.

Energy

California Governor Unsure if Legal Pot is a Good Idea

During California Governor Jerry Brown’s first stint in the job from 1975 to 1983, he earned the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” for his ability to …

Teens' Brain Structure May Be Altered by Smoking

It’s no surprise that smoking for years can change the way the brain processes nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction …

Obama Will Raise Money For Super PACs Despite Past Criticism Of Money In Politics: Report

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will headline fundraisers for Democratic super PACs supporting the party's House and Senate candidates this year despite promises during the last election that he would not raise money for such groups. According to a Washington Post report, he will lead …

A Study Claims Global Warming Could Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099

Climate Change

Raise the Minimum Wage? Some Foes Say They’ll Stop Tipping

There's a surprise side order of sourpuss getting served up in the national argument over raising the minimum wage: discontented workers say they'll stop tipping when they go out to eat.<p>The surprise battleground is Seattle, where a movement to raise the minimum wage -- at $9.32, already one of the …

Income Inequality

Vice President Biden decries 'hatred' behind state voter ID laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he hopes Congress will pass new legislation to modernize the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 and counter what he called the “hatred” behind voter identification laws in states such as North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.<p>The U.S. …

Romney: Same-sex marriages not ideal for raising kids

Mitt Romney reaffirmed his support for traditional marriage on Sunday, saying the "ideal setting" to raise children is in a two-parent, opposite-gender household.<p>"I think marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," the former Republican presidential nominee said on NBC's "Meet the …

China rejects 'unfair criticism' in UN North Korea report

<b>China has rejected what it termed "unreasonable criticism" from the UN over its response to alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea.</b><p>A UN report on Monday said that the countries must act on evidence that such crimes were being committed.<p>A panel of experts said that China might be aiding and …

North Korea

The Real Voter-ID Fraud? Look Closely at North Carolina

If the new law is so offensive, why is the NAACP telling its own protesters of the supposedly racist policy to be sure to have photo identification …