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    NASA: Power grid may be at risk

    Perhaps, as a tech-savvy citizen, you are worried about the financial cost of data breaches, or our increased vulnerability to terrorist hackers, or the erosion of our digital civil liberties. Don't be. Instead, worry about the complete collapse of our power grid. NASA is warning that there's a 12 p ... Read More

    Obama approval rating drops in blue California

    A new California poll found even President Obama's base is disappointed in his performance. Obama's approval ratings in the Golden State dropped to just 45 percent, a Field Poll released Tuesday found. That number is down 5 points from June and dips below 50 percent for the first time in nearly thre ... Read More

    British PM Cameron outlines plans for returning militants

    British Prime Minister David Cameron outlined plans to combat Islamic militants, about 500 of whom are from Britain, as they return home. Cameron, speaking to Parliament Monday, proposed seizing suspected militants' passports and compelling them to join "deradicalization programs." He called the con ... Read More

    Labor organizers plan trouble in fast food wages fight

    NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food For ... Read More

    Kerry Calls For Coalition Against IS Jihadists

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State extremists and their "genocidal agenda". His comments came as Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah warned the West would be the jihadist group's next target unless there was urgent action to halt its advances through ... Read More

    Joe Biden must be running for something

    There is a war on organized labor that must be reversed, said Vice President Joe Biden during a speech today before the annual Labor Day parade in Detroit. "Why in God's name does someone who makes tens of millions managing a hedge fund pay only 15% in taxes, while the average GM worker who makes $5 ... Read More

    Dressed down president speaks to working people

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America deserves a raise," h ... Read More

    Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow decision- ... Read More

    Nation of Islam, NAACP try to keep Ferguson unrest alive

    FERGUSON -- For several hours Saturday, hundreds of people demanding justice in the shooting of Michael Brown stood in front of the Ferguson Police Department with yellow police tape separating them from several dozen police officers. The protesters were part of a march that started in the morning a ... Read More


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