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A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?
December 04, 2014
Biotech companies are inserting new genes into microorganisms, turning them into tiny factories to produce valuable nutrients and flavors. But many of them don't want to talk about it.
December 04, 2014
A look at injuries that sent kids to the emergency room shows an Everest-like mountain of problems with scooters. After falling slightly from a 2001 peak, the scooter injuries started to rise again.
December 04, 2014
Rand wrote Ideal as a novel in 1934, but didn't like it and set it aside. Later, she reworked it as a play. The New American Library says Ideal will be published in the form in which Rand intended it.
December 04, 2014
A brief statement says that a joint mission with the Yemeni military retrieved some hostages, but journalist Luke Somers was not at the target location.
December 04, 2014
The law says that a man's home is his castle and can be defended as such. Prosecutors said Markus Kaarma shot in cold blood the exchange student who had entered his garage.
December 04, 2014
A New York judge allowed the release of limited information about the usually secret process. Unlike the Ferguson case, the judge released only metadata.
December 04, 2014
The prosecution argued that Eric Williams, a former justice of the peace who was caught stealing computer equipment, carried out the killings as revenge.
December 04, 2014
In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.
December 04, 2014
Overall, wages were stagnant over the past year. But workers in some sectors saw significant gains.
December 04, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announce plans to give new training to police officers.
December 04, 2014
The city and the federal government have come to terms to try to correct the issues with the department, Attorney General Eric Holder said.
December 04, 2014
The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.
December 04, 2014
The game got off to a bizarre start when the teams went for the wrong baskets. Still, the 76ers managed to avoid tying a record for the worst start to an NBA season.
December 04, 2014
The main flu strain circulating now tends to send more people to the hospital than other strains. It also causes more deaths, especially among the elderly, children and people with health issues.
December 04, 2014
After being quarantined for weeks, 18 children in Monrovia are ready to go to their new home or reunite with extended family But it's not all smiles as the children remember the family they lost.
December 04, 2014
The controversial practice has long been criticized by human rights campaigners who say that it could hasten the pace that prisoners are put to death in China.
December 04, 2014
The Russian president said in his State of the Union speech the "difficulties" his country faced "also create new possibilities." He accused the West of trying to break up Russia.
December 04, 2014
The man in the video says he's a British-born American citizen, who was kidnapped in Sanaa in September. A militant on video says the U.S. has three days meet unspecified demands.
December 04, 2014
It's hoped that the spacecraft, which is meant to replace the shuttle as a means of getting astronauts into space, could one day be used as part of a mission to Mars.
December 04, 2014

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