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  • US drone attacks, destroys armed truck in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say a drone aircraft attacked and destroyed an armed truck operated by Islamic militants west of the village of Sinjar in northern Iraq. The U.S. Central Command said in a brief statement that the attack happened at midday Wednesday, Washington time....

  • Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a war, according to a new report based on interviews with...

  • Frontier, Connecticut reach agreement

    Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Katz announced a settlement on Tuesday with Frontier Communications Corporation related to recent AT&T acquisitions in Connecticut. The proposed three-year agreement...

  • Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. The move places the largest...

  • White people are underrepresented at Apple

    Apple released its diversity report today. Here are some headlines about it: "Apple Diversity Stats: A Lot of White Men" (PC Mag) "Apple's workforce is mostly white, Asian and male" (USA Today) "Apple Is Mostly White and Male, According to Its First Diversity Report" (Time) "Apple:...

  • The real problem with mindless drones

    Commercial drones are the future -- will idiotic regulation keep them grounded?

  • Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple Inc. showed 54 percent of the company's...

  • Wal-Mart: Try, try again

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout. But customers couldn't figure out how to work the "Scan & Go" app during tests in 200...

  • US drone attacks Iraq militant mortar position

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq. The U.S. Central Command issued a brief statement saying the Tuesday morning attack targeted a mortar position that was firing on members of...

  • Senator: Business tax would undermine Tesla bid

    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller warned Monday that a proposal to fund education by taxing corporations would undermine efforts to persuade Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in Nevada. The Republican senator believes Nevada is well-positioned in the bidding war with...

  • US printing company shuts down Argentina operation

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A global printing company based in the U.S. shuttered its plant Monday in Argentina amid tough economic times in the South American country. Employees of the R.R. Donnelley & Sons plant on the outskirts of Buenos Aires showed up to find the gates locked and a note...

  • Other social media back Facebook in NYC dispute

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's fight against prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and Tumblr said Monday they were seeking to join the...

  • CEO: Glass-making plant for Apple nears production

    PHOENIX (AP) — A large factory in the Phoenix area is reportedly close to starting production of scratch-resistant sapphire glass for Apple cameras and other devices. Tom Gutierrez, CEO of GT Advanced Technologies Inc., told investment analysts last week that the previously empty plant in Mesa...

  • A Closer Look: Multitasking on mobile devices

    NEW YORK (AP) — Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans, I have to...

  • Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral, making the rounds on the...



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    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

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    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...

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