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  • From the Snowden files: 007 now wields a mouse, not a Walther PPK

    From the Snowden files: 007 now wields a mouse, not a Walther PPK
    If you’ve made a Christmas gift list that includes online gaming this year, you may want to be checking that twice. Intelligence agencies in both Britain and the U.S. have been paying attention to how you play games online — not for the...
  • In pioneering experiment, Uruguay nationalizes marijuana trade

    In pioneering experiment, Uruguay nationalizes marijuana trade
    In a bold and controversial move, Uruguay on Tuesday became the first country to legalize marijuana and make it a farm-to-table state business. President Jose Mujica championed the bill that narrowly passed the Chamber of Senators, arguing that "the...
  • Ukraine protesters clash with police, demand president's resignation

    Ukraine protesters clash with police, demand president's resignation
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian riot police used force in an attempt to disperse protesters in downtown Kiev on Wednesday, further stoking opposition leaders, who vowed to coax hundreds of thousands into the streets, rejected more negotiations and demanded...
  • Megyn Kelly: After one month, Fox News host is No. 2 in cable ratings

    Megyn Kelly: After one month, Fox News host is No. 2 in cable ratings
    Well, that didn't take long. Just one month after taking over her new 9 p.m. time slot at Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has the No. 2 show on cable news. "The Kelly File" averaged 2.2 million total viewers for October, behind only "The O'Reilly Factor"...
  • North Korea reportedly executes Kim Jong Un's 'scum' uncle

    North Korea reportedly executes Kim Jong Un's 'scum' uncle
    BEIJING — Jang Song Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed for attempting to seize power for himself, the official news service reported early Friday. In a rambling report, the Korea Central News Agency...
  • Justice Department revises rules for investigations involving journalists

    Justice Department revises rules for investigations involving journalists
    WASHINGTON — For the first time in more than 30 years, the Justice Department will revise its rules for investigations involving journalists to sharply limit the use of subpoenas or search warrants to obtain the phone records and e-mails of...
  • Russia bolstering naval presence amid expected Syria airstrikes

    Russia bolstering naval presence amid expected Syria airstrikes
    Russia has deployed two powerful warships to the Mediterranean Sea to augment its normal naval presence amid rising expectations of Western airstrikes on its ally, Syria. A senior Russian naval officer denied Thursday that the dispatch of an anti-...
  • Case closed on 1978 poison umbrella killing of Bulgarian defector

    Case closed on 1978 poison umbrella killing of Bulgarian defector
    No one has ever been brought to justice for one of the most nefarious killings of the Cold War era, the 1978 poisoning of Bulgarian defector Georgy Markov with a ricin pellet jabbed into his leg with the tip of an umbrella. But there has been little...
  • Facebook, challenging Twitter, makes new bid for public conversation

    Facebook, challenging Twitter, makes new bid for public conversation
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is turning up its efforts to challenge Twitter and take part in the public conversation online, particularly about major news events, television shows and sports. The giant social network released two new search tools Monday....
  • Al Jazeera America's Syria coverage similar to that of U.S. rivals, Pew says

    Al Jazeera America's Syria coverage similar to that of U.S. rivals, Pew says
    Al Jazeera America's coverage of the conflict in Syria differed little from that of CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank that often monitors the media.  "The analysis of cable coverage during a...
  • Iraqi prison breaks signal escalating Al Qaeda violence

    Iraqi prison breaks signal escalating Al Qaeda violence
    Iraqi security forces on Tuesday set up dragnets at airports and along highways leading out of the country in a hunt for hundreds of Al Qaeda-allied militants broken out of jail by a massive, coordinated assault on two prisons near Baghdad, Arab media...