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  • Teen arrested in online school-shooting threat

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Deputies arrested the teen after serving a search warrant at his home, Lt. Tom Bryski said....

  • Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100...

  • Iowa City online penny auction site closes down

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A fledgling Iowa City company has shut down its auction website, upsetting some customers and prompting the state to take steps to recoup a $250,000 award. Dibzees, an online penny auction business that got its start five years ago from a University of Iowa class project,...

  • Michigan agriculture group launches mapping tool

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has launched a mapping tool designed to help the state's agribusinesses improve their operations. The Michigan Agri-Business Association says the tool gives businesses access to information that will guide their decisions, allow them to seize opportunities for...

  • Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property. In a speech Friday at a Portland tech conference, the Oregon Democrat called for updates to the rules...

  • TracBeam sues Apple over wireless location technology

    TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado-based, inventor-owned company is suing Apple Inc. for patent infringement. TracBeam LLC, which, according to court documents is a “limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the state of Colorado,” alleged in its Aug. 8...

  • App Watch: Foursquare vamps up

    NEW YORK (AP) — A loyal Foursquare user since 2010, I was annoyed to learn that my favorite "check-in" app was reinventing itself. The service has split into two and got rid of quirky features such as naming a mayor for each venue. Foursquare began five years ago as a tool for letting people...

  • Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states. The announcement lengthens the list of retailers that have had security walls breached in recent...

  • Lyft gets temporary OK to operate in Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ride-sharing company Lyft has satisfied insurance and other requirements to begin operating temporarily in the Pittsburgh area. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission last month gave conditional approval for Lyft and its competitor, Uber, to obtain temporary licenses to...

  • Michigan vehicle tech projects get $23 million

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan projects to accelerate the research and development of new vehicle technologies are getting more than $23 million in support. The funding from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy was announced Friday by U.S. Sens. Debbie...

  • Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

    SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The "TweetSmart" campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol...

  • Yelp Inc. to expand in Chicago, bringing 300 jobs

    CHICAGO (AP) — San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. plans to open a new office at Chicago's Merchandise Mart next year. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced the planned expansion Thursday. The online review site expects to hire up to 300 people in Chicago during the next...

  • Orwell rep accuses Amazon of doublespeak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The literary executor of George Orwell's estate is accusing Amazon.com of committing an Orwellian crime: doublespeak. In a letter published this week in The New York Times, Bill Hamilton criticized the online retailer for "turning the facts inside out" by alleging that the...

  • Online sites shake up hidebound retailing in India

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Finding a way into India's vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea. Some investors...

  • New iPhone app lets user vote on whether politicians are lying

    LECANTO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A new iPhone app is allowing users to determine the length of their favorite, and not so favorite, politician’s nose. The Are They Lying iPhone app, developed by Radchill LLC, enables users to cast lie or truth votes for statements made by politicians. In...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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