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  • China's new satellite is said to spot pot fields, smuggler routes

    China has poured billions of dollars into building a nationwide surveillance network – by one 2013 estimate, the country had 30 million surveillance cameras in parks, on highways and even in taxis. Now, there’s one more very powerful eye...
  • Artificial intelligence may doom humanity

     Artificial intelligence may doom humanity
    When I hear the term "artificial intelligence," I generally think of a self-righteous celebrity's Twitter feed, or Texas Gov. Rick Perry putting on glasses. Turns out it's a bit more involved than that and, disappointingly, might lead to the eventual...
  • Strong advertising sales lead to earnings boost for Sinclair Broadcast Group

    Strong advertising sales lead to earnings boost for Sinclair Broadcast Group
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. turned in a better-than-expected second quarter Wednesday, thanks to strong advertising sales and lower expenses to operate its television stations. The Hunt Valley broadcaster said it earned $41.3 million, or 42 cents per...
  • Female genital mutilation story debunked, but are Iraqi women really safe?

    Female genital mutilation story debunked, but are Iraqi women really safe?
    The story was a grabber: Islamic State, the fundamentalist Al Qaeda breakway group formerly known as ISIS, was planning the genital mutilation of as many as 4 million Iraqi women and girls. The BBC and other news agencies quoted the U.N.’s...
  • Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs

    Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs
    Two of the United States' biggest burger chains have become the latest targets of Kremlin wrath, with McDonald's fast-food offerings under the political microscope for alleged impurities and Wendy's driven out of Russia altogether by deteriorating...
  • Coach Bob Bowman says Michael Phelps has been swimming at North Baltimore Aquatic Club

    Coach Bob Bowman says Michael Phelps has been swimming at North Baltimore Aquatic Club
    Michael Phelps is keeping everyone guessing. Less than a week after Phelps told a Maine TV station that “I’m retired. I love it. It’s fun,” his coach Bob Bowman told a French news agency that the winner of the most medals in...
  • Chan Lowe: Trayvon and the Zimmerman trial

    Chan Lowe: Trayvon and the Zimmerman trial
    News crews from other countries will descend upon Sanford, Fla. next week for the opening of the George Zimmerman trial, because the rest of the world is fascinated by America’s preoccupation with race.   “Preoccupation” is the...
  • Will 'Man of Steel' fly high? Al Jazeera details U.S. news plans.

    Will 'Man of Steel' fly high? Al Jazeera details U.S. news plans.
    After the coffee. Before preparing to moderate a panel of sports execs. The Skinny: Among the things I have to do today is moderate a panel of regional sports executives from Fox, Time Warner Cable and NBCUniversal. Send your questions my way. And yes,...
  • Is it time to quit being nice about what 'NewsHour' has become?

    Is it time to quit being nice about what 'NewsHour' has become?
    (Updates at end with response from NewsHour) With the word Tuesday that "NewsHour" was shutting down offices and laying off employees, it's time to ask the question: Just how much of the this one-time PBS bedrock is actually left? In fact, let's go a...
  • Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender, Broward County

    Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender, Broward County
    Last week: This week the Palm Beach State Attorney's office joined prosecutors from big cities around the state in creating a DUI diversion program for first time offenders. The participants are punished almost the same as if they received a DUI...
  • Iran infighting turns election into real contest

    Iran’s ruling theocracy was unable to overcome its notorious infighting and unite behind a single candidate in Friday’s presidential election, which has suddenly boosted the prospects of the lone moderate in the race and rekindled interest...