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Hackers Run Rampant in Sochi as Journalists Pour In

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russia has ramped up physical security for the Winter Olympics in Sochi – bringing some 50,000 …

Stocks Head Lower; Investors Wonder What's Next

If your New Year's resolution was, "I am going to prepare for retirement by moving my savings into stocks," then you must be very sad now.<p>Broncos-fan-level sad.<p>On Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged an additional 326 points, down about 2 percent to 15,373. That was the seventh …

House leaders sell immigration plan

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The House Republican leadership is trying to sell their colleagues on a series of broad immigration principles, including a path to legal status for those here illegally.<p>Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team introduced the principles at their annual policy retreat here. Top …

State of the Union 2014: Obama still doesn't get it

The annual address was like all of Obama's other ones and shows he still doesn't understand what drives the US economy<p>When it comes to President Obama’s state of the union address, experience has shown that Obama uses the same template every year, merely plugging in different specifics and …

Poachers slaughter rhino in Nairobi national park

Brazen attack defies Kenya's new stricter laws to protect wildlife as horn is hacked off the animal in heavily guarded sanctuary<p>Poachers have slaughtered a rhino in a heavily guarded national park near Nairobi in a brazen attack that flouts severe new wildlife crime laws aimed at stemming a surge …

Angry Birds and 'leaky' phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

• US and UK spy agencies piggyback on commercial data • Details can include age, location and sexual orientation • Documents also reveal targeted tools against individual phones<p>The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of "leaky" …

Guns hurt or kill 10,000 children in the U.S. each year: study

School shootings unnerve Americans, but the number of children injured or killed in those tragic events is just a fraction of the young people harmed by firearms each year in the United States, a new study finds.<p>Injuries from firearms send more than 7,000 kids to the hospital annually, an average …

Guns

TSA confiscated record number of guns in 2013

Federal officials say screeners at U.S. airports detected a record number of weapons in 2013.<p>The Transportation Security Administration said Friday its employees found 1,813 firearms last year, an increase of more than 250 over 2012.<p>Included in that number were 21 firearms taken at airports in New …

Bipartisan Report Calls Benghazi Attacks 'Preventable'

In a report signed off on by Democrats and Republicans, the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, "were likely preventable."<p>The panel finds fault with both the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies for …

Islamic group claims Volgograd attacks and threatens Sochi visitors

North Caucasus group Vilayat Dagestan warns Vladimir Putin there will be 'presents' for tourists if winter Olympics go ahead<p>An Islamic militant group in Russia's North Caucasus has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video …

Britain Is Threatening to Leave EU

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (here he is being booed at the 2012 …

Huge Dossier Alleges British War Crimes in Iraq

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the weekend, a large, 250-page dossier was presented to the International Criminal Court …

When Big Carnivores Go Down, Even Vegetarians Take The Hit

<b>Listen · 3:13</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Big, fierce animals — lions and tigers and bears, for example — are relatively scarce in nature. That's normal, because if you have too many, they'll eat themselves out of prey.<p>But top predators are now so rare that many are in danger of …

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Associated Press News

This One Paragraph Shows How This Could Just Be The Start Of Chris Christie's Problems

On Wednesday, new documents revealed that his administration's involvement in bridge lane closures was far deeper than he had previously let on.<p>The biggest bombshell was an email from Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie's deputy chief of staff, to former Port Authority Director of Interstate Capital …

Government

How does nationality influence how people have sex?

I think I was 21 when I first noticed that sexual interactions all seemed to follow a pattern; it was definitely my early 20s because I wrote about …

Fortress Sochi: Russia’s Security Plan Risks Killing the Olympic Spirit

On Jan. 7, as Orthodox Christians across Russia marked the birth of Jesus on their religious calendar, residents of the Russian city of Sochi got an …

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

Monsanto’s scary new scheme: Why does it really want all this data?

As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed<p>Imagine cows fed and milked entirely by robots. Or tomatoes that send an e-mail when they need more water. Or a farm where all the decisions about where to plant seeds, spray fertilizer …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

Covert CIA program helped Colombia kill rebel leaders

The multi-billion dollar program had the NSA provide 'substantial eavesdropping help' to the Colombian government<p>A covert CIA program has helped Colombia's government kill at least two dozen leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the rebel insurgency also known as Farc, The …

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Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

Swiss to vote on incomes for all - working or not

<b>Switzerland, one of the world's wealthiest countries, is engaged in an intense process of soul searching - about money.</b><p>This year alone there have been two nationwide referendums on executive pay, one of which approved strict limits on bonuses and banned golden handshakes.<p>Now two more votes are on …

Income Inequality

Ancient Chinese cat bones shake up domestication theory

Fossil discovery an 'important step' in understanding feline transformation from pest-control to pet<p>A cat-and-mouse game played out in a Chinese village 5,300 years ago is helping scientists understand how wild felines became the tame pets we know today.<p>Scientists believe it was the cat's appetite …

Amazingly Complex Ant Hills Cast as Aluminum Sculptures

It's rare to see what an actual ant nest looks like underneath the surface of the earth. Anthill Art is an amazing process that captures that magnificent mystery in sculpture form. To create each piece, the anonymous American artist pours molten aluminum into the entrance of an ant hill, filling …

Art