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  • Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

    TOKYO (AP) — At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. The effort with "4K" technology is carefully removing scratches and discoloration from the...

  • State of Michigan to host latest virtual job fair

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers...

  • Big contractors fail to deliver promised services, but EPA paid them anyway

    Environmental Protection Agency officials spent almost $2.2 million for cloud computing services that it never received from two prominent federal contractors, according to a government watchdog's report.

  • American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights. Shares of Orbitz Worldwide Inc. fell nearly 5 percent on Tuesday. American said that...

  • Los Angeles schools halt iPad deal amid criticism

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy on Tuesday suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc. The move follows disclosures that...

  • Republican veterans chairman blasts Obama speech

    The top Republican on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs panel said President Obama's executive actions "fall far short," of what is needed to fix the troubled agency, which has been plagued by scandal and mismanagement in recent months.

  • Texas company drops case against Apple over touchscreen patent

    MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based company that sued Apple in federal court earlier this year has since dropped its case against the maker of the popular iPhone and iPad. Hilltop Technology LLC filed its lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in...

  • Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey,...

  • Best Buy sales slip spooks Wall Street

    RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Best Buy's shares fell Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer reported a revenue shortfall in the second-quarter revenue, as people increasingly shop online. It also said an important sales figure would continue to decline in the final two...

  • Plaintiff provided no ‘specific examples’ in class action against Apple, judge rules

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit against Apple for its allegedly “clearly defective” Maps application has been dismissed by a California federal judge. “Plaintiff’s complaint alleges that through its marketing and advertising campaigns for...

  • CEO named for HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. Kevin Counihan leads Access Health CT, a health insurance marketplace seen as a national model. As CEO of...

  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. In a bid to set public policy, the World Health...

  • Is there no end to the Obama administration's duplicity in the IRS scandal?

    For months on end, IRSCommissioner John Koskinen insisted that Lois Lerner's emails were destroyed when her computer's hard drive failed. Now, the country learns that Lerner's emails never were lost.

  • Sony network hacked, exec's flight diverted

    DALLAS (AP) — Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane. American cut short the Sony Corp. executive's flight on Sunday and made an...

  • Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport. Twitch is a multi-channel online network built for a...



From the Weekly Standard

  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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