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Where Life Is: The Search for a Planet Like Ours

The hunt for Earth-like planets is hampered by funding issues, but scientists still believe.<p>Residents of the Pacific Northwest sometimes refer to the region as “God’s Country,” not for the ceaseless rain that soaks the land from October until May, but for those few glorious summer months when the …

Reports: Obama considering top female official for Fed

Lael Brainard, visible female policymaker, set to fill gender-politicized vacancy at central bank.<p>A published report Sunday says President Obama is poised to nominate a top female Treasury Department official to the Federal Reserve board of governors.<p>The story on <i>The Washington Post</i> website said two …

Tesla founder hits road with family to debunk 'range anxiety'

The company can’t build cars fast enough to supply demand, and investors can’t get enough, either, driving Tesla Motors stock up nearly six-fold since the beginning of the year. Nonetheless, founder and CEO Elon Musk clearly seems frustrated by critics who continue to focus on issues like battery …

2008 financial crisis: Could it happen again?

Five years since the great collapse, the U.S. financial system looks healthier — but problems persist.<p>Fear gripped the USA five years ago. As Americans awoke on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, they learned that Lehman Bros. had collapsed in bankruptcy, inflicting billions of new losses on a financial …

Assad tells Charlie Rose no evidence he is responsible for Syria chemical attack

The Syrian president, Bashar Assad, has said there is no evidence he is responsible for the deadly gas attacks the US government claims left 1,429 people dead, including 426 children.<p>In an exclusive interview secured by Charlie Rose of PBS, Assad said: "There has been no evidence that I used …

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INTELLIGENCE CHIEF: We're Not Stealing Secrets From Companies

The statement comes in response to a new report that the NSA spied on Petrobras, a Brazilian oil company partly owned by the state.<p>Ilse Agner, Germany's consumer protection minister, expressed fears over massive surveillance programs that could be turned into a "Trojan horse" that "covers up …

Vigilantes and Boko Haram clash in Nigeria

Residents in northeast Nigeria say at least 13 vigilantes and five Boko Haram members have been killed after the group launched attacks on a town.<p>Sunday's attack in Benisheik, 72km west of Maiduguri, took place days after the military said it killed at least 50 fighters in an area to the …

Molly: The Dangerous Drug That’s Too Good to Quit

Despite recent deaths, fans tell Abby Haglage the trip is way too fun to give up.<p>The first time Adam tried Molly, he was 19. He loved it.<p>“I was …

Syria Chemical Attack Possibly Carried Out Without Assad Permission, German Newspaper Reports

BERLIN, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces may have carried out a chemical weapons attack close to Damascus without the personal permission of President Bashar al-Assad, Germany's Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday, citing German intelligence.<p>Syrian brigade and division commanders …

Warren rips SCOTUS as too far right

LOS ANGELES — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka denounced the United States Supreme Court on Sunday as a right-wing panel that serves the interests of corporate America, previewing a theme that is likely to rise in prominence with the approach of the 2016 …