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More Than 21 Hours Later, Ted Cruz Has Been Cut Off

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to speak on the Sen­ate floor at 2:41 p.m. on Tues­day. He stood up in op­pos­i­tion to Obama­care, he said. And he said …

Report: Army set to implement partial tattoo ban

New U.S. Army recruits will not be permitted to sport tattoos below their elbows and knees or above their necklines, according to a new report from a military publication.<p>The ban, part of broader new rules on grooming and appearance for soldiers, has been approved by Secretary of the Army John …

Italian court seizes solar power plants linked to Suntech scandal

Embattled Chinese solar panel maker Suntech can’t seem to catch a break. In the latest setback for what was once the world’s biggest solar manufacturer, Suntech said yesterday that an Italian court has seized solar farms operated by customers of a scandal-plagued European venture owned by the …

Solar Power

New York unveils 'text stops' to curb crashes by distracted drivers

You're probably familiar with highway rest stops, but drivers might soon be seeing something a little less ordinary along the road: text stops. New York plans to establish 91 "Texting Zones" along state highways, encouraging drivers to wait until they can safely pull off the road to respond to a …

California Law Says All Websites Must Give Minors Option To Delete User Activity

Posting spring break photos on Facebook. Watching "Battlefield Earth" on Netflix. Tweeting anything with #YOLO. These are just a handful of things …

Mexico Heaven bar murders: Three police officers arrested

<b>Three police officers have been arrested in Mexico on suspicion of being linked to the murders of 12 young people who disappeared after they visited a bar in Mexico City in May.</b><p>Two of the men arrested are local officers who were working in the Zona Rosa entertainment district, where the 12 …

Mexico

Government Hits Back in Armstrong Lawsuit Filings

Cyclist claims the government and US Postal knew he was doping<p><b>WASHINGTON, September 24, 2013 (AFP) -</b> The US government fired back at Lance Armstrong in a federal court filing after the doping-disgraced American cyclist had asked for the dismissal of a civil fraud lawsuit against him.<p>Armstrong, who …

Corruption

Gas price 36 cents below last year's level

Consumers are getting an extended break in gas prices that's likely to continue.<p>Like autumn leaves, gasoline prices are falling.<p>Already on a 24-straight-day slide, regular unleaded gas now averages $3.45 a gallon — the lowest national average since January- and 36 cents below year-ago levels. …

Qatar Airways Requires Female Workers To Get Permission Before Marrying

The company's standard hiring contract also mandates that women tell a supervisor if they become pregnant and gives the airline the right to fire them upon the discovery.<p>The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), which represents around 4.5 million transport workers in 150 countries, …