Kevin Vickers is credited with shooting a gunman in an attack at the Canadian Parliament.
The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on the Justice Department to condemn the actions of a DEA agent who created a fake Facebook profile using a real woman's name and photos without her consent.
By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified. ...
By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. Jurors found three of the ex-guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges, and a fourth guilty of murder. The verdict comes more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-American sentiment around the world. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.
Bentley, the year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel owned by Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for Ebola, officials said Wednesday.
Parliament remains on lockdown after a uniformed soldier and a gunman are fatally shot.
Police search for suspects near the National War Memorial in central Ottawa.
Think you're too busy to learn another language? Well, you're not the CEO of a $205 billion company, and apparently, even this rather demanding job leaves plenty of time to learn some serious Mandarin.
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In a move that could show the way forward for many Chinese companies hoping to compete in the worldwide tech market, China's largest smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, says it will shift its online services to machines running outside the country.
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We had our first hands-on demo of Google's new version of its Android operating system, Lollipop, this week running on a pair of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Here's what we thought.
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Folding bikes are a compromise. They’re a breeze to store in a studio apartment or at an office. They’re easy to take on public transportation, and you don’t have to leave them outside and trust your U-lock will deter thieves. For all that versatility, the ride quality typically suffers—tiny wheels and uneven weight distribution make […]
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Since Apple unveiled Apple Pay, the response suggests that it may represent a quantum leap towards the tipping point in the adoption of mobile wallets. The common expectation is that Apple will move the needle in getting a wide swath of consumers to TRY mobile payments. But is it a fool’s errand to expect that […]
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Twitter's new software development kit, Fabric, is the company's foundation for transforming a business based purely on a single product—Tweets!—into a diversified service aimed at every person and company that makes mobile apps.
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Infinite Socket brings modern technology and thoughtful design to bear on a long-ignored pain point.
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Email is awful. It's a mess. It's overwhelming. That's why today, Google's Gmail team is releasing a new email personal assistant app to help you manage it all.
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“It’s all about the cloud.” We hear or see that phrase in meetings, presentations, email pitches, articles — constantly. Aside from the trend, cloud in the federal government is fueled by three essential trends: Agencies are seeking a Cloud First approach in their new technology investments; They need to do more with existing or fewer resources; and, Government leaders have a desire […]
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This app solves math equations just by looking at them. And no, it's probably not going to make us dumber.
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