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Kaci Hickox openly defies the state's governor, who has threatened to get a court order to compel her isolation, by setting off on a morning ride with her boyfriend.
October 30, 2014
Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.
October 30, 2014
The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.
October 30, 2014
After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.
October 30, 2014
Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.
October 30, 2014
Angered at an impending vote to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-old rule, protesters also reportedly set fire to the ruling party's headquarters in the capital, Ouagadougou.
October 30, 2014
The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.
October 30, 2014
Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.
October 30, 2014
U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there's been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.
October 30, 2014
A new commissioner takes over the case on Nov. 1 and that has many wondering what that means for Google and its long-running antitrust case.
October 30, 2014
Madison Bumgarner won Game 1 of this World Series, throwing seven innings and giving up on run. He won Game 5, with a complete game shutout. On Wednesday night, on two days' rest, he finished the job.
October 29, 2014
Christie, known for fierce confrontations with detractors, finished this particular exchange by saying, "Sit down and shut up."
October 29, 2014
John Spinello missed out on a lot of money, because he sold his patent for the legendary game for just $500. Over the past few years, things have been rough for Spinello.
October 29, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T slowed data speeds for 3.5 million customers, sometimes up to 90 percent.
October 29, 2014
Critics of the tax said this is a government attempt to create a "digital iron curtain" around Hungary. The government said it was just extending taxes it places on phones.
October 29, 2014
The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.
October 29, 2014
Staten Islander Stephen Drimalas barely survived Hurricane Sandy. Now he and several Staten Islanders will sell their oceanfront homes to the state, which hopes to get people out of flood prone areas.
October 29, 2014
The Mexican tradition celebrates the dead and welcomes their return to the land of the living once a year. Enticing them to make the trip is where the food, drink and musical offerings come in.
October 29, 2014
Colleges are under pressure to revamp how they handle sexual assault cases. So some schools, rather than trying to train administrators to act like prosecutors, are outsourcing the job to real ones.
October 29, 2014
The country borders Liberia and Guinea, but so far Ebola hasn't arrived. Maybe it's because of the French heritage. When the authorities tell people what to do to keep the virus out, they listen.
October 29, 2014

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