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The Arkansas governor's own son urged him not to sign the controversial 'religious freedom' law

When Hutchinson announced on Wednesday that he would not sign the bill in its current form, he cited his son's opposition as a sign that the issue was "divisive" and should be treated with care.<p>"My son, Seth, signed the petition asking me, Dad, the governor, to veto this bill. And he gave me …

The Iran nuclear talks are in danger of collapsing

And there's little sign of a coming breakthrough: an evening meeting on April 1st between Secretary of State John Kerry met with Javad Zarif concluded after just 10 minutes.<p>Germany's foreign minister said on April 1st it was possible that talks between the major powers and Iran could collapse, but …

New study spots patterns in President Reagan's White House talks that may have been a red flag for Alzheimer's

The President wasn't diagnosed with the disease until 1994, five years after he left office.<p>The findings are very preliminary and are not sufficient to confirm whether Reagan's speech changes were in fact symptoms of the disease. They also don't prove that these subtle changes would've interfered …

Fujifilm's X-A2 Camera Adds 'Selfie-Ready' LCD, New Lens

Gadgets<p>Anyone looking to invest in Fujifilm's new but growing X system of cameras and lenses has a slightly cheaper and slightly better starting option today than they did yesterday. The X-A2 brings some minor but welcome updates to 2013's X-A1, Fuji's cheapest interchangeable-lens camera. It has …

Windows is vulnerable to web encryption attacks, too

Microsoft's software isn't immune to the rash of recent web encryption exploits, it seems. The company has discovered (and thankfully, patched) a Windows flaw that lets hackers use the software's Secure Channel technology, which handles SSL and TLS encryption, to compromise PCs. If you're …

McConnell blasts Obama's China emissions deal

Sen. Mitch McConnell wasted little time lighting into President Barack Obama on day one of the lame duck, criticizing Obama’s emissions deal with the Chinese as evidence that Obama is not ready to work with next year’s GOP-controlled Congress.<p>As McConnell greeted 10 of his new GOP members in his …

Six banks fined more than $4 billion in currency probe

Six banks have agreed to pay $4.33 billion in fines to global regulators to resolve allegations that they attempted to manipulate foreign exchange rates.<p>Citibank (C), HSBC (HSBC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), RBS (RBS)and UBS (UBS) will collectively pay $1.4 billion to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading …

How Your Webcam May Be Spying on You

Remember that song from 1984, “Somebody’s watching me?” It was a great foreshadowing of things to come: These days, people really CAN watch you while you go about your business at home…through your computer. So if someone confides in you that “they’re spying on me through my computer,” don’t be too …

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Boston Marathon suspect's sister charged with making bomb threat

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sister has been arrested on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.<p>Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via …

Hackers demanding ransoms by locking iOS devices through Find My iPhone

A number of iOS owners in Australia have lost access to their devices courtesy of a digital hack, according to The Age. The first incident appeared …

White House outs CIA official by mistake

The White House accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top intelligence official in Afghanistan to some 6,000 journalists.<p>The person was included on a list of people attending a military briefing for President Barack Obama during his surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on …

Iraq Shia worshippers killed in suicide blast

A suicide bomber has killed at least 19 people at a Shia mosque in central Baghdad, officials have said, while violence elsewhere in Iraq left four dead, the latest in a protracted surge in bloodshed.<p>The bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the mosque in Baghdad's Shorja district on Tuesday as …

University students shunning books in favour of Wikipedia

Prof Orlando Figes, of Birkbeck, University of London, says students no longer read books as they get information from websites such as Wikipedia and SparkNotes<p>Students are completing university degrees without reading a single book because of the availability of information on the internet, a …

House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor

Sev­er­al dozen frus­trated House con­ser­vat­ives are schem­ing to in­filt­rate the GOP lead­er­ship next year — pos­sibly by for­cing Speak­er John …

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 …

NSA chief's legacy is shaped by big data, for better and worse

FT. MEADE, Md. — In nearly nine years as head of the nation's largest intelligence agency, Gen. Keith Alexander presided over a vast expansion of digital spying, acquiring information in a volume his predecessors would have found unimaginable.<p>In Iraq, for example, the<p>National Security Agencywent …

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Venezuelan army takes back protest-torn city

The Venezuelan army has taken control of entire neighbourhoods in the western city of San Cristobal - which has been a central point of anti-government protests for a month and a half.<p>Thousands of soldiers have cleared the streets of barricades erected by the demonstrators.<p>Al Jazeera's Alessandro …

Obama says U.S. military strikes could not have stopped Syria misery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States could not have stopped the humanitarian crisis in Syria with military strikes, President Barack Obama said in a television interview airing on Friday, and said U.S. troops had reached their limits after long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>U.S. President Barack …

Plutocracy without end: Why the 1 percent always defeats the middle class

<b>(janecat via iStock)</b><p>There are more of us than them. But income inequality keeps getting worse — and there is sadly no end in sight<p>Thomas Frank<p>March 30, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>I’ve been writing about what we politely call “inequality” since the mid-1990s, but one day about ten years ago, when I was …

Feinstein: 'May be able to solve' Ukraine crisis

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday the situations in Ukraine and Crimea are different, Russia would have much to lose by continuing its aggressive maneuvers.<p>Asked by host Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" whether she could comment on the intelligence regarding thousands of Russian …

New Concerns Bubbling Up in Ukraine

Duckworth: Kavanaugh accuser should 'be honored for her bravery but also be listened to'<p>01:44<p>‘Too much chaos’ to blame for Trump's slumping approval ratings?<p>04:33<p>Full Duckworth: Senate has to ‘set an example’ by taking Kavanaugh allegations seriously<p>06:07<p>BREAKING: President Trump to declassify …

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How Will Privacy Policy Change Impact Americans?

Meet the Press<p>Duckworth: Kavanaugh accuser should 'be honored for her bravery but also be listened to'<p>01:44<p>‘Too much chaos’ to blame for Trump's slumping approval ratings?<p>04:33<p>Full Duckworth: Senate has to ‘set an example’ by taking Kavanaugh allegations seriously<p>06:07<p>BREAKING: President Trump to …

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Taxpayers fund teaching creationism

Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of …

Christie apologizes for 'occupied territories'

LAS VEGAS – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized to Sheldon Adelson in a meeting Saturday for stepping on a fault line in Middle East politics during a speech he gave earlier in the day, according to a source familiar with the conversation.<p>Invoking a 2012 trip he and his family took to Israel, …

Clinton to Dems: Don't run from fight

Former President Bill Clinton says Democrats should “embrace” even their more controversial policies, not back down from a fight, according to a new report.<p>The remarks come as Democrats running in red states grapple with how to discuss President Barack Obama’s controversial health care law, which …