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Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in OttawaKevin Vickers is credited with shooting a gunman in an attack at the Canadian Parliament.


10/22/2014 1:24:45 PM

FILE - This June 17, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall, in New York. His name won't be on the ballot, but Obama will shape the midterm elections like no other. For Republicans, he is a punch line who fires up conservatives and reaches dissatisfied independents. And some Democrats won't even mention his name. It's left Obama able to do little more than raise money ahead of an election that will define how he spends his final two years in office. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)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.


10/22/2014 1:02:29 PM

Leahy to hold hearing in Vermont on net neutralityThe 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.


10/22/2014 6:36:48 AM

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentBy 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. ...


10/22/2014 11:21:50 AM

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)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. ...


10/22/2014 11:00:26 AM

File photo of Blackwater Worldwide guards Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard leaving federal courthouse after being arraigned on manslaughter charges in WashingtonBy 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. ...


10/22/2014 12:23:06 PM

In this Sept. 25, 2007 file photo, an Iraqi traffic policeman inspects a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. A federal jury reached a verdict Wednesday in the case of four former Blackwater security guards on trial in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens in the heart of Baghdad. The verdicts were to be read during a late-morning court session. The shootings triggered an international uproar over the role of defense contractors in urban warfare. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)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.


10/22/2014 12:25:21 PM

Ebola patient's dog being monitored in DallasBentley, the year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel owned by Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for Ebola, officials said Wednesday.


10/22/2014 10:20:32 AM

Police Put an End to Canada Shooting RampageParliament remains on lockdown after a uniformed soldier and a gunman are fatally shot.


10/22/2014 6:27:37 PM

Photos of the day - October 22, 2014Police search for suspects near the National War Memorial in central Ottawa.


10/22/2014 12:49:03 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind

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.

The post Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind appeared first on WIRED.








10/22/2014 5:13:51 PM

China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Vows to Move Online Services Overseas

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.

The post China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Vows to Move Online Services Overseas appeared first on WIRED.








10/22/2014 1:30:43 PM

Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices

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.

The post Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices appeared first on WIRED.








10/22/2014 1:02:52 PM

The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg

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 […]

The post The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg appeared first on WIRED.








10/22/2014 12:08:09 PM

Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience

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 […]

The post Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience appeared first on WIRED.


10/22/2014 12:07:04 PM

Twitter’s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps

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.

The post Twitter’s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps appeared first on WIRED.








10/22/2014 11:15:54 AM

Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough

Infinite Socket brings modern technology and thoughtful design to bear on a long-ignored pain point.

The post Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough appeared first on WIRED.








10/22/2014 11:10:54 AM

Gmail’s New App ‘Inbox’ Is Your Personal Email Assistant

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.

The post Gmail’s New App ‘Inbox’ Is Your Personal Email Assistant appeared first on WIRED.








10/22/2014 11:00:27 AM

How the Cloud Can Help Our Government Innovate

“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 […]

The post How the Cloud Can Help Our Government Innovate appeared first on WIRED.








10/22/2014 10:27:19 AM

Where Is Your Homework Grade Now?

This app solves math equations just by looking at them. And no, it's probably not going to make us dumber.

The post Where Is Your Homework Grade Now? appeared first on WIRED.








10/22/2014 9:23:48 AM

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