• Pickets, bankruptcy greet Atlantic City casinos for summer

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The crucial summer season will start with three Atlantic City casinos in bankruptcy and one beset by regular pickets and protests.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. economy tepid in early second quarter, but jobs market resilient

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy was on a modest growth path early in the second quarter with home resales falling in April and manufacturing activity on the backfoot in May, although the labor market continued to tighten. The sturdy labor market keeps the Federal Reserve…

    Reuters
  • Fear of surveillance haunted Bin Laden

    Osama Bin Laden's last years at his final hideout were haunted by his accurate hunch that he was hunted by a remorseless and technologically advanced foe. According to a letter that was declassified on Wednesday and provided by the CIA to AFP -- which cannot independently confirm its authenticity…

    AFP
  • Internet Health Test aims to tell you if your ISP is violating net neutrality

    The Federal Communications Commission surprised us all earlier this year when it put forth new net neutrality guidelines that were hugely pro-consumer. Yes, there may be a loophole or two. And yes, some internet service providers are already looking for different ways to hurt subscribers that don’t…

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    Raw: L.A. Firefighter Caught on Camera Beating Woman for Feeding Stray Cats

    A Los Angeles firefighter was found guilty Thursday of beating a woman who was feeding stray cats in their West Adams neighborhood in an attack that was caught on surveillance camera.

    KTLA - Los Angeles
  • Lockheed-Boeing rocket venture needs commercial orders to survive

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Launch Alliance, a 50-50 joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, on Thursday said it would go out of business unless it won commercial and civil satellite launch orders to offset an expected slump in U.S. military and spy launches. ULA…

    Reuters
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    California oil spill (26 photos)

    A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the Pacific Ocean for several hours before it was shut off, creating a slick some 4 miles long across a scenic stretch of central California coastline, officials said. Initial estimates put the spill at about 21,000 gallons Tuesday,…

    Yahoo News
  • Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.

    Associated Press
  • Sierra Leone berates Ebola quarantine escapees as cases surge

    Sierra Leone on Wednesday berated the "selfish and shameful" behaviour of people risking a resurgence of the Ebola virus by flouting quarantine restrictions, as authorities announced a spike in cases. The country's National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) spoke out as the World Health Organization…

    AFP
  • U.S., Cuba talks on opening embassies head into second day

    By Lesley Wroughton and Daniel Trotta WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks between the United States and Cuba will go into a second day on Friday as the sides try to reach agreement on reopening embassies shut for more than half a century, the crucial next step in their historic detente. The opening of…

    Reuters
  • Will new rules make GOP debates more combative?

    The upcoming Republican presidential debates look like they’re going to be a lot of fun. Why? One big reason is obvious: The GOP has a deep field of qualified candidates for 2016. We can’t wait to see Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz discuss the Iraq War, or Marco Rubio and Scott Walker question each other’s…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Court won't exempt Notre Dame from birth control provision

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected the University of Notre Dame's request to temporarily be exempt from a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires the Catholic school's insurance providers to cover the costs of contraceptives for students and staff.

    Associated Press
  • These movies and shows are being removed from Netflix in June – watch them while you can!

    Every month, at least a few of the contracts between Netflix and its content providers expire, which means that some of your favorite shows and movies will vanish from the streaming service. Want to know what’s being removed in June? Read on to find out. MORE NETFLIX: Netflix is testing a redesign…

    BGR News
  • Rohingya pay off traffickers to save stranded migrants

    As Mahmoud Yasien kneeled before the people smugglers and begged for his pregnant wife's life, the Rohingya migrant's dreams of a better life evaporated, his ship stranded hundreds of miles from its destination in Malaysia. - Camp misery - "If we went to Malaysia, we would be able to eat... We have…

    AFP
  • Conductor hurt in Philadelphia train derailment sues Amtrak

    (Story corrects spelling of city in the third paragraph, Kearny instead of Kearney) (Reuters) - A conductor critically injured in last week's deadly train derailment in Philadelphia has sued Amtrak, accusing the publicly funded passenger rail company of negligence, his lawyer said on Tuesday,…

    Reuters
  • California farmers offer to give up some water, avoid cuts

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.

    Associated Press
  • Mercedes gives airline an extra touch of class

    The German car company's design team has partnered with German airline Lufthansa to create conceptual VIP cabins for short- and medium-haul flights. The VIP aircraft cabin concept, on show this week at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2015 in Geneva, takes a very…

    AFP Relax News
  • South Korea confirms third case of MERS virus; 64 isolated

    By Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean health officials confirmed the country's third case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Thursday, with the two latest cases found in people who had been in contact with the first patient after he returned from the Middle East. Authorities…

    Reuters