Month – December 2013

Apple denies any knowledge of NSA hacking its iPhones - San Jose Mercury News

Washington Post Apple denies any knowledge of NSA hacking its iPhonesSan Jose Mercury NewsIn the latest instance of a Silicon Valley tech company being drawn into the shadowy activities of the National Security Agency, Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday denied any involvement in the spy agency’s alleged efforts to hack into and monitor iPhones.Leaked Documents Show […]

US Frees Last Chinese Uighurs from Guantanamo - Voice of America

CTV News US Frees Last Chinese Uighurs from GuantanamoVoice of AmericaThe United States has freed the last three Uighur prisoners from Guantanamo Bay for their new lives in Slovakia. The men, Muslims from China, were among 22 Uighurs arrested in Afghanistan and held as alleged terrorists. A U.S. judge ordered all 22 freed in …Guantanamo […]

Lessons from a Penultimate New Year's Eve in Sydney - National Geographic

The Hindu Lessons from a Penultimate New Year’s Eve in SydneyNational GeographicTemporal milestones are opportunities for reflection and renewal. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduation Reunions – we celebrate these festivities with fanfare but often there are times to pause and have a sobering moment to ponder what each event means.Teen fights for his life after New Year’s […]

Roberts Seeks to Restore Some US Judiciary Spending After Cuts - Businessweek

Wall Street Journal Roberts Seeks to Restore Some US Judiciary Spending After CutsBusinessweekU.S. Chief Justice John Roberts urged Congress to restore some of the money cut from the federal judiciary budget in 2013, which he said forced staff reductions and delayed trials. “The future would be bleak” if federal court spending were frozen at the […]

Marijuana opposition describes drug's dark side as Oregon legalization effort ... - OregonLive.com

MiamiHerald.com Marijuana opposition describes drug’s dark side as Oregon legalization effort …OregonLive.comAs Colorado prepares for state-sanctioned sales of recreational marijuana, a group of addiction experts and legalization opponents on Tuesday spelled out what they described as the drug’s dark side. In a conference call with reporters from across the country …Colorado Starts Selling Pot for […]

Judge upholds most of NY gun control law - Kansas City Star

NPR Judge upholds most of NY gun control lawKansas City StarALBANY, N.Y. — A federal judge upheld most of New York’s new gun control law on Tuesday, rejecting arguments that its bans on large-capacity magazines and the sale of some semi-automatic rifles violate Second Amendment rights.Federal judge upholds New York’s ban on assault weapons, rejects […]