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Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. ©REUTERS/Handout Lawyers ask for Guantanamo trial to be televised Lawyers for the alleged Al-Qaeda mastermind of the deadly 2000 attack on the USS Cole demanded Thursday that his Guantanamo military tribunal be televised.
20 июля 2012
David Hemler. Photo courtesy of pennlive.com American deserter resurfaces in Sweden, 28 years later An American fugitive who has been missing and "wanted" since he deserted the US Air Force in 1984 has turned up in Sweden where he has been living under a under a new identity for nearly three decades.
20 июля 2012
Subcommittee Chairman Al Franken. ©REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst US hearing warns FBI, Facebook on facial recognition A US Senate hearing Wednesday highlighted concern over the growing use of facial recognition technologies, both for law enforcement use and in big social networks like Facebook.
20 июля 2012
Yokamon Hearn. Photo courtesy of thegrio.com Texas executes mentally handicapped man despite UN protest Texas executed a convict Wednesday, despite proof of a mental disorder developed in his childhood, prison authorities from the southern US state said.
20 июля 2012
©REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Crisis opens up new paths in search for AIDS funds The star-studded world AIDS conference opening in Washington on Sunday will hear urgent appeals for funds at a crucial point in a war now in its fourth decade.
20 июля 2012
Pregnant new CEO for Yahoo! stirs US debate on working moms No sooner was Marissa Mayer named chief executive of Yahoo! than she announced she's pregnant. In doing so, she ramped up a lively ongoing debate in the US about working moms.
19 июля 2012
The original and the copy of Matisse's <i>Odalisque in Red Pants</i>. Photo courtesy of abcnews.go.com FBI agents recover stolen Matisse after art heist FBI agents have recovered what is believed to be a Matisse painting valued at $3 million that was stolen from a Venezuelan museum 10 years ago, and arrested two suspects.
19 июля 2012
Mexico's Interior Minister Alejandro Poire. ©REUTERS/Tomas Bravo Mexican minister suggests mobile app to fight crime Mexico's interior minister suggested Wednesday that a mobile software app could help crack down on the country's crippling drug-related crime.
19 июля 2012
Photo courtesy of wbir.com US regulators approve new weight loss drug US regulators on Tuesday approved the second new anti-obesity drug in 13 years, Qsymia, for use with exercise and a good diet in people who are obese or overweight with certain medical problems.
19 июля 2012
Cruise slams 'grotesque' report about daughter Tom Cruise's lawyer condemned as "grotesquely false" Wednesday a report that the Hollywood star had abandoned his six-year-old daughter amid the shock of his wife's divorce bombshell.
19 июля 2012
US to award Suu Kyi on first visit in decades The US will present its highest award to Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in September when she makes her first US trip in more than two decades.
19 июля 2012
©REUTERS/Mariana Bazo Interpol unveils fake goods scanning app with Google Global policing body Interpol announced Tuesday a pioneering initiative to crack down on trade in fake goods, using an app developed with the help of search giant Google.
19 июля 2012
Obamas pay homage to Mandela's iron will US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, paid tribute Tuesday to South African ex-president Nelson Mandela ahead of his 94th birthday, as having "abiding humility" and "unbreakable will."
18 июля 2012
Photo courtesy of inquisitr.com Endangered languages get a Google protection plan Google on Tuesday unveiled an online information exchange platform to try to give some extra lasting power to more than 3,000 endangered languages.
18 июля 2012
Photo courtesy of cliving.org PayPal stuffs startup into its smartphone wallet EBay-owned online financial transactions titan PayPal on Tuesday announced that it has bought a San Francisco startup focused on using smartphone cameras to take credit card payments.
18 июля 2012
Obama, Clinton 'prejudiced' WikiLeaks suspect's case President Barack Obama's comments about the soldier accused of the biggest intelligence leak in US history were prejudicial and sought to harm the suspect's defense.
18 июля 2012
Heat and drought ravage US breadbasket There was no end in sight Tuesday to the blistering heatwave baking much of the United States that has farmers mulling cutting down crucial crops and sent grain prices skyrocketing.
18 июля 2012
Truvada pills. Photo courtesy of healthland.time.com US approves first-ever pill for HIV prevention The first-ever daily pill to help prevent HIV infection was approved Monday by US regulators for use by healthy adults who are at risk for getting the virus that causes AIDS.
18 июля 2012
Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt. ©REUTERS/Jim Urquhart Google chief declares war on 'illicit networks' Google chief Eric Schmidt declared war on international criminals Tuesday, vowing to harness technology to battle "illicit networks" around the world.
18 июля 2012
Photo courtesy of photoshow.com Are athletic records reaching their limits? Some scientists say sporting records are starting to flatline and one day will become near impossible to beat without drugs, gene splicing or futuristic technology.
18 июля 2012

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