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The FBI Accused Him of Terrorism. He Couldn't Tie His Shoes.

Oklahoma hit by magnitude 5.1 and 3.9 earthquakes

Two earthquakes, one with a magnitude 5.1 and the other of 3.9, struck northern Oklahoma on Saturday morning and were felt through much of the state. No damages were immediately reported, the US Geological Survey and local media said.<p>Fracking shakes the American west: ‘a millennium’s worth of …

Natural Disasters

Feinstein water bill could help with California's drought—if House GOP gives it a chance

As an attempt to balance many competing interests, the water bill that California Democrat Dianne Feinstein introduced in the Senate last week appears well-thought-through and carefully crafted — and as such it is being greeted by many with the kind of lukewarm response that such attempts often …

Los Angeles

Why Some Conservatives Can't Accept That Climate Change Is Real

It's never really been about the science.<p>If you're trying to wrap your head around climate change, don't consult Donald Trump.<p>"I am not a believer," the Republican presidential candidate said on a radio show in September. "Unless somebody can prove something to me, I believe there’s weather."<p>Sadly, …

Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans: study

But making extreme carbon cuts and moving to renewable energy could save millions of people living in iconic coastal areas of the United States, said the findings in the October 12 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.<p>Scientists have already …

Climate Change

"Submit Now, Sue Later" Is not the Only Answer to Poor Police Conduct

<i>"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."</i><p>This quote by American Revolution-era orator Patrick Henry is instructive in the debate that is …

If You Think You're Safe From Earthquakes, You May Be Wrong

It’s no surprise that Californians are in danger, but scientists have also flagged residents of Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Illinois, and South Carolina.<p>More than 143 million Americans live in an earthquake zone, a new analysis shows, though many of them may be surprised to learn that dangerous …

Facebook canceled a student's internship after he highlighted a massive privacy issue

In May, computer science and mathematics student Aran Khanna built Marauder's Map. It was a browser plugin that made use of the fact that people who use the Facebook Messenger share their location with everyone they message with by default.<p>Upon installing the plugin, users could use it to precisely …

Privacy

Conrad Shipyard to build first LNG bunker barge in U.S.

FEBRUARY 25, 2015—It was an historic day for the U.S. maritime industry as Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc., Orange, TX, a division of Conrad Shipyard, …

North America

PRI

The suburban town of Boutchai is a quiet community of handsome condos and villas nestled among the pine trees of Mt. Lebanon, with a view of Beirut and the Mediterranean below. Like many small towns in Lebanon, it's the kind of place where residents know each other. But the arrival of hundreds of …

Egypt's deadly political stalemate drags on

At least three people have died after clashes between loyalists and opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, as tens of thousands of people have demonstrated in cities across Egypt.<p>The three people were killed during clashes between rival demonstrators in the Nile Delta town of …

U.S. Hunts Devious Al Qaeda Bomb Maker's Proteges

Al Qaeda's most diabolical bomb maker, who has targeted the American homeland at least four times, has trained other terrorists who are now being …

Israel to release Palestinian prisoners as talks are revived

Israel has agreed to the release of some Palestinian prisoners following the announcement of US-hosted talks to revive the moribund Middle East peace process.<p>Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli strategic affairs minister, said significant prisoners would be released in phases. "There will be some release …

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