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France's Le Pen touches nerve with comment on wartime Jewish arrests

PARIS (Reuters) - Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen drew protests from her election rivals and the Israeli government on Monday by denying the French state’s responsibility for a mass arrest of Jews in Paris during World War Two.<p>Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party …

Ford's First Hybrid Cop Car Is One Mean, Green Machine

If you’re the getaway driver, seeing the cops coming after you in a fleet of hybrids may be a reassuring sight. <i>What, they're gonna chase me down in</i> …

Amtrak Engineer Recalls 'Dream-Like' Memory Before Deadly Philadelphia Crash

U.S. news<p>The engineer at the controls of the Amtrak train that ran off the rails outside Philadelphia last May, killing eight people, told investigators that he could barely recall the moments leading up the nighttime crash.<p>Instead, he had a "dream-like" memory of his locomotive going too fast …

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American Airlines announces First Class cabins for pets

It's called the Cuddle Class.<p>American Airlines now has a preferred seating for your furry friend. Passengers traveling First Class from Los Angeles …

Mine Cleanup Team Releases Millions of Gallons of Waste Into River

U.S. news<p>A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was caused by a federal mine cleanup crew.<p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance …

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Chief: Officers 'did what they had to do' in fatal shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When a black man was fatally shot by Richmond police in an alley, some residents believed it was the latest example of an …

Virginia revokes license plates featuring Confederate flag

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia has revoked specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag after a federal judge dissolved an injunction …

Oklahoma teen charged with killing family said plans were on USB drive

One of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings in suburban Tulsa told police that plans for the attack were on a USB flash drive inside the family’s home, according to an affidavit for a search warrant.<p>The affidavit, filed Thursday in district court along with …

Republican debate smashes records as Trump dominates

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican candidates’ debate on Fox News Channel attracted 24 million viewers, more than double the prior record for a presidential primary forum, with social media data suggesting<p>Republican 2016 presidential candidates (L-R) New Jersey Governor Chris …

Jurors have decided whether Colo. theater shooter should be executed

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Survivors and family members of those killed in the 2012 Aurora theater shooting sat stunned into near silence Friday as jurors 24 times spared the life of the man who killed their loved ones.<p>In verdicts read starting at 5 p.m. MT, jurors said they were unable to reach a …

Yup, The Army Is Working On A Hoverbike

The project now has a boring acronym, so it's official<p>The U.S. Army definitely wants hoverbikes. Infantry are the core of any military--foot-slogging armed grunts ready to bring pain to whoever they may face. But they are, by their nature, constantly outmatched. Tanks have more armor and heavier …

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

Bitcoin Prices Are Going Insane

This morning, the bizarre digital currency known as Bitcoin hit another all-time high, ticking $402 on the Mt. Gox exchange.<p>It hasn't stopped.<p>Now it's at $429.9, $55 or 15% more than its price just 24 hours ago.<p>On Tuesday, the Winklevoss brothers, who are Bitcoin bulls, gave a pep talk about it …

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Netflix overhauls user experience for consoles and smart TV watchers

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial …

Mark Zuckerberg's sister thinks you should spend less time on social media

November 13, 2013 | 10:02 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/11/13/tech/mark-zuckerbergs-sister-thinks-you-should-spend-less-time-social-media/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Facebook Launches Open Academy To Give Kids College Credit For Open Source Contributions

A perfect GPA isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Advancing an open source project. To help computer science students prepare for jobs (and boost its own recruiting efforts) Facebook today publicly launched Open Academy. The partnership with premier CS universities sets up a special class where …

Europe to allow gate-to-gate electronics use by the end of November

Certain air travelers in Europe will soon be free to use smartphones, tablets, e-readers and music players during all phases of flight. An announcement today from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) states that the organization will extend new guidelines by the end of this month, enabling …

The Dual-Screen YotaPhone Will Launch Internationally In December

Russia-based Yota Devices has been working on a curious beast called the YotaPhone for years now, and it’s gained quite a reputation for itself because of its split personality. While the front of the phone sports a traditional LCD screen, the back plays home to a power-sipping eInk display …

Google: Project Loon balloons will circumnavigate the globe 3 times

Google’s(s goog) floating network in sky — Project Loon — won’t just be mobile, following the stratospheric wind currents; it will be the very …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

IBM preparing to launch a Watson cloud service, lease out APIs to developers

Need a little help from a supercomputer? You just might get it: IBM is getting ready to release a more powerful version of its Watson supercomputer, and it'll be available for rent. According to the <i>PC World</i>, the company is working on a Watson-based cloud service that developers can use to build …

Chatting With Mr Snapchat

<b>He's 23, he dropped out of Stanford, and his start-up is backed by some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley venture capital. Evan Spiegel, founder of Snapchat, could be the next dotcom billionaire from central casting - but only if he's right that people will pay for a social media …

Pandora Plays Nice As Apple's iTunes Radio Spins Up

Music publishers, record labels, civil rights groups and even members of Pink Floyd have spent the past year piling on Internet radio service Pandora Media. They’ve called its founder, Tim Westergren, a robber baron. They have accused Pandora of making millions off musicians’ work. They claim it’s …