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NSA Collecting 5B Cellphone Locations A Day, News Report Says

NSA Collecting 5B Cellphone Locations A Day, News Report Says

The Washington Post reports that the agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.

AP Poll: ‘Americans Are A Mistrustful Bunch’

AP Poll: ‘Americans Are A Mistrustful Bunch’

The General Social Survey found that the number of Americans who say most people can be trusted has plummeted.

Judge Smooths Path For American-US Airways Merger

Judge Smooths Path For American-US Airways Merger

A U.S. judge says American Airlines can exit bankruptcy and join forces with US Airways Group, all but ensuring that their merger can take place within weeks.

SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount Requested

SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount Requested

Alaska Airlines and some other affected businesses are suing to block the wage, arguing that it conflicts with state and federal laws.

FAA Orders Apnea Testing For Overweight Pilots, Controllers

FAA Orders Apnea Testing For Overweight Pilots, Controllers

U.S. pilots and air traffic controllers who are deemed overweight will be screened for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, a condition that could cause them fatigue on the job, endangering the lives of air passengers, a new FAA order says.

Why India’s Mars Mission Is So Much Cheaper Than NASA’s

Why India’s Mars Mission Is So Much Cheaper Than NASA’s

Former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin pioneered a “faster, better, cheaper” approach to America’s space program, but he would have been hard-pressed to deliver a Mars mission for the bargain-basement price of India’s first probe to the red planet, which blasted off Tuesday.

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy’s New ‘Stealth Destroyer’

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy’s New ‘Stealth Destroyer’

Capt. James Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy’s new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.

Consumer Confidence Fell Sharply This Month; Shutdown Blamed

Consumer Confidence Fell Sharply This Month; Shutdown Blamed

The 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government and the wrangling in Washington over the nation’s finances combined to shake consumers’ confidence sharply in October, the private Conference Board reported Tuesday morning.

Hawaii Set To Take Up Gay Marriage In Special Session Monday

Hawaii Set To Take Up Gay Marriage In Special Session Monday

The next state to legalize same-sex marriage may be Hawaii, where the state’s Legislature will begin a special session on the issue Monday.

France, Germany Want To Set New Rules For Surveillance

France, Germany Want To Set New Rules For Surveillance

A day after reports surfaced that the NSA may have spied on dozens of world leaders, France and Germany are offering to hold talks with the U.S. to establish new rules on surveillance.