Wendy Martinez

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Hong Kong has entered a state of mass civil disobedience

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are surging through the streets of Hong Kong to protest against Beijing’s influence over how the semi-autonomous territory elects its top officials.<p>Police used several rounds of tear gas to scatter the mostly peaceful crowds that had blocked one of …

Hong Kong

The Long-Term Unemployed Sound Off: ‘I Will Never Vote For A Republican Again’

On Tuesday, a potential agreement to extend benefits for those who have been out of work for six months or more fell apart over squabbling about …

Beats Electronics unplugs HTC with $265 million share buyback

Looks like the rumors were true. HTC announced today that Beats Electronics will buy back the remaining 25 percent stake it had in the headphone maker for $265 million, all but bringing to an end a two-year partnership that has never really worked out. It's quite a bit of cash for HTC, after it …

Associated Press News

China Approves Plan To Lift 13-Year Game Console Ban

China has officially approved plans to lift a 13-year ban on the sales of video game consoles in the country, heralding in a huge market for game console developers such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.<p>The move to lift the ban is part of the plans that the State Council has approved for the …

Microsoft expanding Office's reach with 'Reader' for Windows 8 and 'Lens' for Windows Phone

Microsoft is building another Office Windows 8-style application. Sources familiar with Microsoft's Office plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the app, codenamed Office Reader, is designed to be a cross format tool for consuming different types of content. During yesterday's employee-only company …

Resolution on Syria Goes Nowhere at U.N. Security Council

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>UPDATE 1:30 P.M.:</b> The draft resolution proposed by the United Kingdom has been dismissed by the …

Steve Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO Within 12 Months

In a surprising move today, Microsoft just announced that long-time CEO Steve Ballmer will retire in the coming 12 months. He will stay at the helm of the company until a special committee appoints a new CEO.<p>“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” …

North and South Korea to resume family reunions next month

<b>North and South Korea have agreed reunions of families separated by the Korean War in 1950-53 will resume next month, officials in Seoul have said.</b><p>They said 100 people from each side would meet on 25-30 September at the North's Mount Kumgang resort.<p>It would be the first time such meetings have …

North Korea

The factors behind Obama's hands-off approach to Egypt

From anti-terrorism border surveillance to use of the Suez Canal, Egypt's military represents a crucial diplomatic tie for Washington.<p>August 22, 2013|By Shashank Bengali<p>An Egyptian soldier stands guard at the Tora prison in Cairo. Over the last… (Amr Nabil, Associated Press )<p>WASHINGTON — In …

Syria 'chemical' attack: Ban Ki-moon urges swift probe

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1004000/1004763_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522257158_e0db5c64b626e67a9b7430e76504b3db<p><b>UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the alleged chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital "needs to be investigated without delay".</b><p>He is …

Middle East

David Miranda feels 'invaded' after password disclosure

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1004000/1004235_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524655940_3062d0cb4e6e7e25aa084757ee93501d<p><b>A Brazilian man held for nine hours at Heathrow airport under anti-terror laws says he feels "invaded" after divulging his email and social media</b> …

Surveillance

Sun fires solar storm directly toward Earth – at 2 million mph

The SOHO LASCO C2 instrument captured this image of the Earth-directed coronal mass ejection, or CME. SOHO's coronographs are able to take images of the solar corona by blocking the light coming directly from the sun with an occulter disk. The location of the sun is indicated by the white …

Astronomy