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U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find Alternatives

U.S. West Coast Port Dispute Forces Shippers To Find AlternativesThanks to contract disputes between the shipping lines and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers. About 50 cargo ships are anchored offshore, waiting to be unloaded.

Obama Calls Idea That The West Is At War With Islam ‘An Ugly Lie’

Obama Calls Idea That The West Is At War With Islam ‘An Ugly Lie’"The notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie and all of us — regardless of our faith — have a responsibility to reject it," President Obama said Thursday, at a summit on defusing violent extremism.

Obama Names Joseph Clancy As Secret Service Director

Obama Names Joseph Clancy As Secret Service DirectorFour months after he was brought back to an agency that was struggling to cope with a series of embarrassing missteps, Joseph Clancy was named the permanent director of the Secret Service on Wednesday.

Blind Boy’s Quest Prompts Australia To Plan Tactile Cash

Blind Boy’s Quest Prompts Australia To Plan Tactile CashThe Reserve Bank of Australia says it will create bank notes with tactile features to help visually impaired people tell the difference between denominations.

Oregon’s New Governor, Kate Brown, Is Sworn In

Oregon’s New Governor, Kate Brown, Is Sworn InKate Brown, Oregon's former secretary of state, was sworn in as the state's new governor on Wednesday.

U.S. And Cuba Will Hold Second Round Of Normalization Talks In Washington

U.S. And Cuba Will Hold Second Round Of Normalization Talks In WashingtonThe United States and Cuba will hold a second round of talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations in Washington, next week.

Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Executive Actions On Immigration

Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Executive Actions On ImmigrationTwo days before the first of President Obama's executive actions on immigration were to take effect, the new rules have been put on hold by a federal judge's ruling in South Texas.

Winter Storm Brings Rain, Ice, Snow Across Country’s Midsection

Winter Storm Brings Rain, Ice, Snow Across Country’s MidsectionA new winter storm is working its way across the country's midsection and is forecast to bring rain, ice and snow to a wide swath of the Mid-Atlantic before potentially bringing another round of snow to New England.

Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The ‘Digital Dark Ages’

Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The ‘Digital Dark Ages’What happens when today's high-tech data storage systems become tomorrow's floppy discs? Google Vice President Vint Cerf is concerned about the answer and its implications for preserving history.

Commercial Drone Rules To Limit Their Weight, Speed And Altitude

Commercial Drone Rules To Limit Their Weight, Speed And AltitudeThe Federal Aviation Administration has released long-awaited draft rules on the operation of pilotless drones, opening the nation's airspace to the commercial possibilities of the burgeoning technology, but not without restrictions.