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United's lawsuit over hidden-city fares thrown out

An Illinois judge dismissed a United Airlines lawsuit against a website that helps passengers find so-called hidden-city fares to exploit a loophole in the airfare system.<p>The suit against Skiplagged.com and its owner, 22-year-old programmer Aktarer Zaman, sparked debate about whether hidden-cities …

Associated Press News

FAQ This! Why Should I Care About Amazon AI?

Amazon recently announced a suite of new artificial intelligence services for business. But what does it mean, and does is stack up against Google?

Artificial Intelligence

Israel has 80 nuclear warheads, can make 115 to 190 more, report says

September 15, 2013|By Batsheva Sobelman<p>A satellite image of Dimona, Israel, where Israel reportedly built nuclear… (Space Imaging )<p>JERUSALEM-- Israel has 80 nuclear warheads and the potential to double that number, according to a new report by U.S. experts.<p>In the Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories, …

North Korea

252 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying & Lawbreaking

Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far …

Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

This image provided by by Shaam News Network on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, …

The Black Budget: Top secret U.S. intelligence funding - Interactive Graphic - Washington Post

Funding the intelligence program<p>The , and receive more than 68 percent of the black budget. The budget has grown over 100 percent since 2004.<p>The top five agencies, by spending<p>Central Intelligence Agency<p>Collect, analyze, evaluate, disseminate foreign intelligence and conduct covert operations.<p>Agency …

National Security

The Crises in Syria, Lebanon and Egypt: PLAN to ‘Divide & Conquer’ The Middle East and Why All Roads Lead to Tehran

Western media has accused the Syrian government of launching a chemical attack in an area east of Damascus that killed hundreds of civilians. It is …

140 House members say Obama needs approval from Congress on Syria

More than 100 lawmakers, including 21 Democrats, have signed a letter that says President Obama would violate the Constitution by striking Syria …

Homeland Security

Rumsfeld, architect of Iraq war, says Obama hasn't yet justified Syria attack

<b>(CNN)</b> – Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who along with President George W. Bush helped send the United States military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, said in an interview Wednesday the White House has yet to justify potential strikes in Syria.<p>And he sharply criticized President Barack …

AP News: Headlines

“The U.S.’s planned attack on Syria is a criminal act”

"We must listen to the Pope's appeal for peace in Syria. If western countries want to create true democracy then they must build it on …

Rand Paul Suspects Chemical Attacks ‘Launched by Rebels, Not Syrian Army’

Sen. <b>Rand Paul</b> (R-KY) cautioned against U.S. military action in Syria Wednesday morning during an appearance on <b>Chris Stigall’</b>s Philadephia-based radio …

Middle East

At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over

<i>Opinion by Gary Stamper</i><p>The heart-breaking news from Fukushima just keeps getting worse…a LOT worse…it is, quite simply, an out-of-control flow of …

Nuclear Energy

U.S. Can’t Link Chemical Attack Directly to Assad or Senior Gov’t – Intel Officials Tell AP

U.S. Can’t Link Chemical Attack Directly to Assad or Senior Gov’t – Intel Officials Tell AP<p><i>08/28/2013</i><p>President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared …

‘This Is About Destroying Sovereignty’: Beck Examines Potential Syria Strike Through the Eyes of a ‘Radical Leftist’

Many have been alarmed by the rapid escalation in Syria this week after years of horrific violence. With the reported use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, U.S. officials say America could begin missile strikes within the week.<p>But why now? What exactly do we hope to achieve?<p>(Photo: TheBlaze …

Obama’s NSA Panel Is Dead Before It Even Starts, Lacks Tech And Telco Execs

As part of his promises regarding better oversight of the National Security Agency, President Obama called for expert external opinion on where the lines of privacy should be drawn:<p><i>Fourth, we’re forming a high-level group of outside experts to review our entire intelligence and communications</i> …

Obama: U.S. Has 'Concluded' Assad Used Chemical Weapons In Syria

In an interview with PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. had "concluded" that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons during an attack last week near Damascus that reportedly left hundreds dead and potentially thousands more injured.<p>"We have looked at all the evidence, …

In Rush to Strike Syria, U.S. Tried to Derail U.N. Probe

Secretary of State John Kerry (shown as a senator in 2009) has called the use of chemical weapons in Syria a "moral obscenity". Credit: Ralph …

Tar Sands Drones are on Their Way

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> In These Times.<p>An oil pipeline under construction in Sumner, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)<p>North American energy …

Putin Orders Massive Strike Against Saudi Arabia If West Attacks Syria

A grim “urgent action memorandum” issued today from the office of President Putin to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is ordering a …

Obama And Biden Have Said Military Action Without Congressional Approval Is Unconstitutional

"The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation," Obama said in 2008.<p>President Obama and Vice President Biden once held radically different views on the use …

Joe Biden

Legal Showdown: 6 Experts Destroy Obama's Drone Policy

Today, a coalition of national organizations released a short film from Brave New Foundation that created a virtual debate with the Obama administration. You might be wondering why we had to go to the trouble to create a virtual debate -- it's because President Obama and his administration refuses …

The Battle Over the Business of Recreational Marijuana

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nearly 10 months after Colorado and Washington state legalized the use and sale of recreational …

Matt Damon: Edward Snowden did a great thing

In a brief interview slipped onto YouTube, the actor who must know a thing or two about the covert world offers that Edward Snowden seems "conscientious" and that we should all decide whether to give up our civil liberties.<p>I have just received the video equivalent of a plain brown envelope slipped …

Surveillance

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …