Good news, for fans of beat-up old vans that haven't budged from the lawn you parked them on 20 years ago. Your van has actually racked up a bunch of miles! No, a bunch of hoodlums haven't been stealing it in the night for shenanigans. It's just been sitting there, stuck on Earth, moving at blazing speeds. Read more...
$$$ Ex-Jefferies trader guilty of fraud in bond probe [Reuters] $$$ Fed’s Dudley flags easy money now, rate rise around mid-2015 [Reuters] $$$ Société Générale and Crédit Agricole Under U.S. Investigation for Alleged Money Laundering,...Show More Summary
Remember the New Mexico man who sued police and an area hospital after they repeatedly probed his anus, forced him to poop and sent him a bill for his trouble? It looks like the worst traffic stop ever has some competition care of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Read more...
Using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes, researchers have tested and improved a model to help forecast what's happening in the radiation environment of near-Earth space -- a place seething with fast-moving particles and a space weather system that varies in response to incoming energy and particles from the sun. read more
By PA Independent Staff A local scandal in Wilkes-Barre drew increased scrutiny this week after a fed-up resident asked for a higher power to intervene, while the indictment of 10 labor union members in Philadelphia could help revive legislation that’s been sitting in Harrisburg. Show More Summary
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co needs to get through its ignition-switch recall and the resulting federal investigation quickly to avoid any lasting damage to its brand, but the federal probe could keep the problem in the public eye for at least...
(Reuters) - A federal jury found former Jefferies Group Inc trader Jesse Litvak guilty of defrauding clients on mortgage bond trades, a victory for the government as it probes whether banks cheated their customers in the years after the financial crisi...
Speaking to The Guardian about South Park: The Stick of Truth's censorship in Europe and Australia over a scene involving anal probes, series co-creator Matt Stone said "It's not that big a deal. It doesn't change things that much, but we weren't going to change the game downwards somewhere and just not tell anybody. Show More Summary
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an inquiry into whether high-speed trader Infinium Capital Management violated federal securities laws, according to a SEC letter obtained by Reuters.
Alt Text: Stephen Lawrence Home Secretary launches inquiry into undercover policing following 'profoundly shocking' report First Reaction Friday, March 7, 2014 - 9:00am THE father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has expressed scepticism...Show More Summary
Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp may be an unfair trade practice. ||| San Francisco - Facebook Inc.’s purchase of WhatsApp Inc. may be an unfair trade practice because users of the messaging service had an expectation that their dataShow More Summary
Joe Landes and Bobby de Groot know what we’re talking about. BNP Paribas and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch have joined the swelling ranks of currencies-dealing banks to have suspended staff as part of the global probe into the wholesale...Show More Summary
It turns out that Beach House and space go together more or less perfectly. Beach House’s “Saturn Song” is a part of the Lefse Records Space Project compilation, supposedly utilizing recordings from the Voyager space probes, and once it starts it makes plenty of sense. Beach House’s use of deep dreamy synths and Victoria Legrand’s otherworldly [...]
Second inquiry into police handling of 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence follows claims officers spied on his parents.
Alt Text: Stephen Lawrence Inquiry will investigate undercover police work after ‘deeply troubling' report on Stephen Lawrence case One-Minute Read Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 2:57pm HOME SECRETARY Theresa May has announced a judge-led...Show More Summary
In what they claim is a first, researchers have navigated nanomotors inside living human cells in the lab. The motors — made from gold and ruthenium and ostensibly safe for use inside the body — derive power from ultrasound waves as the sound scatters off the ends of the rod-shaped devices. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police at Virginia's George Mason University are investigating a written bomb threat, the school said on Thursday.
In January we reported on the adoption of new rules governing the use of level probing radar. The FCC’s Report and Order has now made it into the Federal Register, which establishes the effective date of the new rules. That date is April 7, 2014.