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US DOJ fines StealthGenie for selling Android, iOS spyware, demands source code

The United States Department of Justice has fined the CEO of spyware vendor StealthGenie $500,000 and demanded the firm turn over the source code for software designed to remotely monitor calls, texts and other activity on Android and jailbroken iOS devices.

Make the Conservation Stewardship Program Better with Your Comments

By Traci Bruckner on November 25, 2014 - 2:56pm The US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently published the new rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The rule goes into effect immediately, allowing the agency to move forward with program sign-up. Show More Summary

Claim: Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

From the “yes, but does it clog your carburetor?” department comes this claim, which might work in theory, but may or may not be practical on a large scale. “Essentially, the method allows us to make a ‘petrochemical’ product using biomass – thus bridging the worlds of bio-economics and petro chemistry,” says co-author Dr. Bert…

The Legal Options Left In Ferguson

Rashad Robinson wants the DOJ to charge Wilson: Now, justice for Brown lies in the hands of president Barack Obama and US attorney general Eric Holder. The Department of Justice is investigating the death and has the power and responsibility to arrest and prosecute officer Wilson under federal criminal charges. It’s up to our national […]

Max Scherzer Is True Ace Yankees Should Scrap 'Low Key' Offseason Plan For

A chill in the air, "Deck the Halls" blaring in every department store and the New York Yankees throwing gobs of cash at a top-tier free agent —those are the signs that tell us winter is on its way. This year, though, the Yankees are threatening to break with tradition. On Nov. Show More Summary

Twenty Japanese Execs Hide In Local Exile From US DOJ

At present, 20 Japanese executives are charged with price-fixing by the U.S. Department of Justice. Extradition, however, is proving hard to accomplish. Automotive News reports that while most of the 20 are no longer employed by the Japanese suppliers where they once worked, at least one — Hiroya Hirose of NSK Ltd. Show More Summary

Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

St. Louis County police reported shots fired across from the Ferguson Police Department following a cop car having its back window shattered

For important tumor-suppressing protein, context is key

Scientists from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have learned new details about how an important tumor-suppressing protein, called p53, binds to the human genome. As with many things in life, they found that context makes a big difference. read more

Goldman's Entire Outlook For The Markets And Economy In One Slide

As 2014 winds down, Wall Street's research departments have been publishing their 2015 outlooks for the markets and the economy. In the past week, Goldman Sachs laid out its forecast for the US stock market and US economy, It also identified...Show More Summary

Report: 20 Japanese auto supplier execs on the lam from US authorities?

The US Department of Justice has been on a campaign over the past few years to crack down on price fixing in the auto industry, especially from Japanese parts suppliers. In the agency's most recent count, it has indicted 46 people with 26 guilty pleas and raised over $2.4 billion in fines from 31 companies, including nine at once in 2013. Show More Summary

5 Tricks Department Stores Use to Get You to Spend More

The Orange County Register/ZUMA Press/Alamy By Maryalene LaPonsie We all know retailers use marketing tricks to get us to buy more. Everything from the music on the intercom to the scents in the air have been carefully orchestrated to...Show More Summary

US: Pork sausages recalled due to undeclared allergens

K. Heeps, an Allentown, Pa., is recalling approximately 2,902 pounds (1316 kg) of Bratwurst and Bangers sausage products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain soy lecithin; a releas...

DOJ Says iPhone Encryption Will Kill A Child, Which, C'mon

Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die, a US Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full of Apple executives that iPhone encryption would cause a child to die. A child! More »      

When the viewed by the naked eye, Eupholus beetles are beautiful...

When the viewed by the naked eye, Eupholus beetles are beautiful bugs, but not what we’d immediately describe as cuddly creatures. But when the Department of Awesome Macro Photography showed us this stunning photo, taken by Dr. LucaShow More Summary

US Sets Import Duties on Containers from China

The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday set duties on imports of rail and road transport containers from China after finding the goods were sold below cost in the United States.

Office 365 cloud platform chosen by US Department of Health and Human Services

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving its email application and collaboration services to the Microsoft Office 365 solution that is hosted in a Government Community Cloud, it was announced Thursday. The move involves approximately 125,000 seats, writes Greg Myers, vice president of Microsoft Federal, in a blog post. Show More Summary

OSHA Launches Safer Chemicals Toolkit

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration has developed a step-by-step toolkit to help businesses eliminate or reduce hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Other benefits of using the tookkit include cost...Show More Summary

Holy Robopocalyptic Firefighters! Dept of Interior Testing KMAX Unmanned Helicopters for Fighting Wild Fires

The US Department of the Interior could begin using unmanned air vehicles to battle forest fire within a year based on a recent demonstration in which Kaman Aerospace and Lockheed Martin doused controlled burns with an optionally piloted...Show More Summary

Mom Billed $1 Million After Delivering Baby on Vacation in Hawaii

Post by Ericka Sóuter. We all know that raising a child in America is a pricey undertaking. It costs nearly $300,000 to care for a child until age 18, according to the US Department of Agriculture. But did you know it costs more than...Show More Summary

Official: NHTSA demands national recall of Takata airbags

The justification behind limiting the Takata airbag recall only to certain high humidity areas in the US always seemed somewhat dubious. The US Department of Transportation apparently agrees because in a detailed statement posted on the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the feds are requesting nationwide action. Show More Summary

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