Jan 27, 2015

U.S. Justice Department spies on millions of cars: report

The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper said the main ...

Iraq's 'sleeper cells' undermining Islamic State

Jan 27, 2015

Iraq's 'sleeper cells' undermining Islamic State

“Sleeper cells” made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told reporters. The comments by Hakim al-Zamili, the head of parliament’s security and defense ...

Eyelids give surgeons new path to the brain

Jan 27, 2015

Eyelids give surgeons new path to the brain

Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott’s unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her eyelid. The idea: Make a small incision ...

Stricken plane parachutes safely into sea off Hawaii

Jan 27, 2015

Stricken plane parachutes safely into sea off Hawaii

Video from a U.S. Coast Guard aircraft released Monday captured the drama of a single-engine airplane and its pilot splashing safely onto the Pacific Ocean thanks to a parachute inside its fuselage. The factory-new Cirrus SR22 was en route to Hawaii Sunday afternoon on ...

Jan 27, 2015

Many Americans mistake Sikhs for Muslims, study finds

More than a decade after 9/11, Americans who come across a turban-wearing Sikh are still prone to mistake him for a Muslim. A study released Monday said 60 percent of Americans admitted to knowing nothing about the Sikhs who live, study and work in ...

Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism

Jan 27, 2015

Spielberg warns of growing anti-Semitism

Film director Steven Spielberg told a group of Holocaust survivors on Monday that Jews are again facing the “perennial demons of intolerance” from anti-Semites who are provoking hate crimes and trying to strip survivors of their identity. His warning came in a speech to ...

Jan 27, 2015

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights ...

Got a spare billion? Bankers keen to help

Jan 26, 2015

Got a spare billion? Bankers keen to help

The growing ranks of the super rich and their increased appetite for risk have caught the eye of investment bankers. Traditionally focused on companies and institutions, investment banks are hiring staff and reorganizing teams to cater to wealthy clans, from Chinese multimillionaires to old ...