"Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed."
—Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) 34th US President, Republican
- Holder Speaks Out On Snowden, Drone Policy, Softening Sentences Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:27:00 -0400
- In an interview, Eric Holder says he's open to talking with Edward Snowden about terms of surrender. And the attorney general is unhappy with the vote to block a nominee to a top Justice Dept. post.
- U.S. Checks For Stolen Passports, But Other Nations Fall Short Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:26:00 -0400
- Two men apparently boarded Malaysia Airlines flight 370 with stolen passports. The U.S. has safeguards to prevent that from happening on U.S.-bound flights, but other nations are not as diligent.
- N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:07:00 -0400
- Andrew Cuomo says funding prison college classes will cut recidivism rates. But critics say it's unfair to pay for prisoners' educations while middle-class families struggle with college costs.
- Senate OKs Bill To Combat Military Sexual Assault Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:45:00 -0400
- The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault. The measure now goes to the House.
- Seattle Moves To Curb Uber, Other Ride-Share Services Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:06:00 -0400
- Taxi companies have been vocal opponents of web-based "ride-share" services, which they say have an unfair advantage because they're playing by different rules.
- Colorado Collected $2.1 Million In January Taxes On Recreational Pot Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:56:00 -0400
- Another $1.4 million in taxes and fees were collected from the sale of medical marijuana. This indicates that about $14 million worth of marijuana was sold during the first month of legalization.
- QUIZ: What Came Out Of World War I? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:12:00 -0400
- World War I shook up the world in a dramatic way — and from that chaos emerged inventions, words and other things we still use today. Can you identify them all?
- Social Distrust Blooms Among Millennials, But Where Are Its Roots? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- A Pew Study finds that the milliennial generation has a low level of social trust. There are several possible causes for this distrust, including a skewed social media culture and a faltering economy.
- After A Marathon Game, Two Hockey Teams Split One Trophy Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- A high school hockey game in Ohio ended in surprise after seven periods of overtime, when officials called it a tie. Chris Irwin, the athletic director of one of the teams, explains the decision.
- Hedge Fund Turns To Lobbying To Back Up Its Billion-Dollar Bet Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman first invested against Herbalife, then lobbied politicians to go after the company. Eric Lipton of The New York Times reported on the story, and he has more details.
- Pending Russian Response, Kerry's Travel Plans Are Up In The Air Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Before Secretary of State John Kerry agrees to visit Russia, the State Department says it wants to see concrete evidence that Russia's ready for serious discussions on ending the crisis in Ukraine.
- Keep Austin Wary: Snowden Streams Warnings To Tech Conference Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden addressed the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, urging developers to build encryption systems to stifle government snooping.
- Groups Use Cash Prizes To Encourage Saving Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- Organizations are trying to find ways to get people with lower incomes to save more. One program urges families to set aside a part of their tax refunds so they have money for emergencies.
- Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 -0400
- For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just crumbly delights. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.
- Memories Can Go Astray When We Step Outside Our Bodies Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:47:00 -0400
- Virtual reality can make people feel like they are experiencing the world outside of their bodies. The sensation can make it hard for the people to remember what happened to them.