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Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant’s Servers

Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant’s ServersThe National Security Agency has in recent years "pried its way into the servers" of Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company that the spy agency has long suspected could work with the Chinese military to steal secrets from American firms and the U.S. government, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related ProbeSaying that "Toyota intentionally concealed information" and misled the public about the danger that some of its vehicles might suddenly accelerate, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder announced Wednesday that the automaker is being fined $1.2 billion for not being forthcoming after car owners started to complain in 2009.

Rights Advocates See ‘Access To Justice’ Gap In U.S.

Rights Advocates See ‘Access To Justice’ Gap In U.S.Too many poor people in the U.S. lack access to lawyers when they confront major life challenges, including eviction, deportation, custody battles and domestic violence, according to a new report by advocates at Columbia Law School's Human Rights Clinic.

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 AshThe 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 VulnerabilityWarning 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 ThousandsTemperatures 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 BillPresident 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 89Russell 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 CasinosNevada'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.