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Ariel Castro pleads not guilty to keeping three women captive for a decade

A Cleveland man accused of holding three young women captive for a decade pleads not guilty to charges of kidnapping, rape and murder for beating one victim until she miscarried.<p>Ariel Castro, 52, could face the death penalty if convicted of the aggravated murder charge, which can be punishable by …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

E.W. Jackson: Yoga leads to Satan

E.W. Jackson, the Virginia GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, suggested that yoga could open individuals to Satan, according to a report.<p>Accompanying a profile of Jackson, who has been a thorn in the side of GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli, the National Review’s Betsy Woodruff on …

Your Guide To Agency Name Pronunciations And Origins

Have you ever looked at some of the alphabet-soup names of creative agencies and wondered whether one was meant to be read as an acronym or a string of letters? Well, if so, this short video is not the best way to figure it out.<p>“The Agency Pronunciation Guide” is a one-joke video, sure, but it’s a …

Chrome Starts To Take Off In Mobile Browser Share, But Android Dips Among Mobile Operating Systems

Among mobile browsers, Safari continues to lead the pack by a wide margin, according to this month’s data from NetMarketShare. But the real movement is happening within the Android segment, with Chrome growing fast as the stock Android browser lags behind. Android overall dipped slightly in May in …

Microsoft mulls 'major restructuring' with focus on devices and services like Xbox and Skype (update)

Microsoft is reportedly mulling a restructuring that would see the company position some of its key executives to strengthen its "devices and services" vision. CEO Steve Ballmer outlined "a fundamental shift" towards devices and services for the company just ahead of the Windows 8 launch, but so …

Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger, say researchers

Security researchers have discovered a way to push software onto an iOS device using a modified charger. The team at Georgia Institute of Technology says its charger was able to upload arbitrary software to an iOS device within one minute of it being plugged in. According to the researchers, "all …

Israeli women soldiers reprimanded for posing in underwear

A group of Israeli soldiers have been disciplined after posting pictures of themselves in their underwear on Facebook in the latest social media embarrassment to hit Israel's armed forces.<p>One picture showed four women, who are new recruits, dropping their army trousers to reveal the thongs they …

States act on mental health overhaul

States looking to address gun violence are overhauling mental health laws — and sometimes exposing rifts over how to best address the small but serious threat of violence.<p>There’s not much controversy among advocates when it comes to restoring funding that states had slashed during the economic lean …

For Young Somali Journalists, Work Often Turns Deadly

Shabelle Media is Somalia's largest news outlet — and a very dangerous place to work. Of the 12 journalists gunned down in the country last year, four were reporting for Shabelle.<p>A number of the reporters are teenagers, some as young as 15. The reporters almost never venture out of the office, …

New York's Summer of Gun Violence Is Off to a Chicago-Style Start

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>New York City, five months into one of the least violent years in its history, had five <i>percent</i> of …

All These Tornadoes Mean No More Sequester Furloughs at NOAA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Here's one silver lining from the brutal severe weather of the weather of the last several weeks: It …

10 schoolchildren killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Ten schoolchildren were among 13 people killed in Afghanistan after a suicide bomber targeted a US military delegation outside a government office.<p>Two Nato troops and an <b>Afghan</b> police officer were also among those killed.<p>The attack comes as the Taliban and other militants step up bombings and raids …

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Majority of Bangladesh garment factories 'vulnerable to collapse'

Three-fifths of garment factories in Bangladesh are vulnerable to collapse, according to a survey by engineers in the country.<p>Last month concrete …

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