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  • London tosses out recycling bin technology that tracks people

    London tosses out recycling bin technology that tracks people
    LONDON — The testing of futuristic recycling bins that can track people walking through London's financial district has been, well, trashed for now. Pressed by local officials, the Renew advertising firm called off using technology embedded in a...
  • Brush fire at Camp Pendleton forces housing evacuation

    Brush fire at Camp Pendleton forces housing evacuation
    A brush fire Saturday afternoon at Camp Pendleton burned more than 250 acres, damaged three buildings and forced evacuation from an housing area, officials said. The fire broke out about 12:45 p.m. in the Lake O'Neil area of the sprawling base....
  • Mass transit, meet LAX. Maybe.

    Mass transit, meet LAX. Maybe.
    What do travelers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport want to see on their way to baggage claim? Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti said he knew: Disney characters. Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, maybe even Chip and Dale. Because they were...
  • Pope Francis may clash on doctrine with young Brazilian Catholics

    Pope Francis may clash on doctrine with young Brazilian Catholics
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- By all accounts, Pope Francis has already won over many hearts in Brazil with his simplicity and message of caring for the poor. But as he travels the country on his first overseas trip as pontiff, he will be speaking to a group of young...
  • Offers of free plane tickets carry a high price

    Offers of free plane tickets carry a high price
    Dorene Butler received what looked like a check for $1,198 the other day, but it didn't pass the smell test. For one thing, the accompanying letter said that "we have attempted contacting you on several occasions." There had been no such attempts. For...
  • Turmoil in Muslim world, summer travel peak behind U.S. terror alert

    Turmoil in Muslim world, summer travel peak behind U.S. terror alert
    As Americans pack their bags and hoist their backpacks for an end-of-summer foreign adventure, a U.S. government travel alert is urging them to be vigilant amid indications that Islamic militants are plotting terrorist strikes. The State Department's...
  • Americans don't need no stinkin' terrorism travel alert

    Americans don't need no stinkin' terrorism travel alert
    Is the illusion of safety just as good as actually being safe? Or, put another way, does the State Department’s worldwide travel alert issued Friday that warns of an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist threat make you feel not just more informed but more...
  • Britain to close embassy in Yemen for two days amid terror threat

    Britain to close embassy in Yemen for two days amid terror threat
    WASHINGTON -- Britain announced Friday that it will close its embassy in Yemen this weekend, a move that suggests London may believe a terrorist threat causing concern in Washington emanates from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group’s Yemen-...
  • U.S. issues global travel alert, closes embassies over Al Qaeda threat

    U.S. issues global travel alert, closes embassies over Al Qaeda threat
    WASHINGTON -- The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Friday because of an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist threat that had already prompted plans to close U.S. embassies in key Middle Eastern countries. U.S. officials have noticed an increase...
  • Mali's presidential election heads to a runoff

    Mali's presidential election heads to a runoff
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two former government officials will take part in a presidential runoff election in Mali after a first round of voting in which no candidate won an outright majority, according to provisional results announced Friday. The...
  • Interpol warning issued over possible Al Qaeda activity

    Interpol warning issued over possible Al Qaeda activity
    PARIS -- Interpol has issued a global security alert in connection with suspected Al Qaeda involvement in several recent prison escapes including those in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan. The Lyon, France-based international police agency says that the alert...