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Apple Steps Up The Pressure On ‘Conflict Minerals’

Apple Steps Up The Pressure On ‘Conflict Minerals’

Apple has announced that its suppliers are no longer using the mineral tantalum sourced from conflict regions.

Massive Volcanic Eruption In Indonesia Blankets Region In Ash

Massive Volcanic Eruption In Indonesia Blankets Region In Ash

The second major volcanic eruption in as many weeks in Indonesia has killed at least three people and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands on the island of Java, as Mount Kelud spewed ash and debris 12 miles into the sky.

Sniper Attack On Power Station Highlights Grid’s Vulnerability

Sniper Attack On Power Station Highlights Grid’s Vulnerability

Warning that no single authority can order utilities to beef up security at their facilities, the former head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission continues to raise the alarm about a sniper attack last April on an electric power station in San Jose, Calif..

It’s Freezing, And Power’s Out For Hundreds Of Thousands

It’s Freezing, And Power’s Out For Hundreds Of Thousands

Temperatures are going to stay below freezing for the next few days across the Northeast, and that’s not good news for a half-million or so households and businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania. Many won’t have electricity again until Friday or the weekend.

Obama Signs Trillion-Dollar Federal Spending Bill

Obama Signs Trillion-Dollar Federal Spending Bill

President Obama signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill into law Friday afternoon, enacting more than 1,500 pages of legislation that received broad support in the House and Senate earlier this week.

Gilligan’s ‘The Professor’ Has Died; Russell Johnson Was 89

Gilligan’s ‘The Professor’ Has Died; Russell Johnson Was 89

Russell Johnson, the actor whose job it was to be the voice of reason and calm on an island of shipwrecked ninnies, has died at age 89, according to reports.

$1.35 Billion In Losses Reported By Nevada’s Major Casinos

$1.35 Billion In Losses Reported By Nevada’s Major Casinos

Nevada’s big casinos are on a losing streak. For the fifth straight year, the state’s largest casinos are reporting net losses – in this case, a total of $1.35 billion in the most recent fiscal year.

Several States Brace For Massive Ice Storm This Weekend

Several States Brace For Massive Ice Storm This Weekend

A large tract of America can expect “a major icing event,” the National Weather Service says, predicting snow and ice in an area that includes at least eight states from Texas to the Ohio Valley.

SpaceX Launches First Major Communications Satellite

SpaceX Launches First Major Communications Satellite

The private SpaceX venture has successfully launched its first major communications satellite into orbit atop an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 booster.

U.S. And Japanese Officials Discuss China’s Air Defense Claim

U.S. And Japanese Officials Discuss China’s Air Defense Claim

Concerned by China’s move to assert itself in an area claimed by Japan, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke with his Japanese counterpart Wednesday.