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  • Hollywood flunks the screen test

    The plot was so bizarre it was hard to believe: The government of North Korea, offended by an adolescent comedy that jokes about assassinating Kim Jong-un, warns Americans not to go see the movie because they might blow up any theatre that screens it....
  • How environmental destruction sprang Ebola

    How environmental destruction sprang Ebola
    In 2003, Ebola virus killed around 5,500 gorillas in the Lossi Sanctuary of the Republic of Congo and reduced its population there by over 90 percent — the virus' deadliest incursion in any species until the current outbreak in West Africa. That...
  • Dave Barry 2014 year in review

    It was a year of mysteries. To list some of the more baffling ones: A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN. Millions of Americans...
  • SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars

    SpaceX plans for lots of launches, then on to Mars
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — Once the launchpad for Apollo and space shuttle flights, NASA's historic Launch Complex 39A is now in the hands of SpaceX and its enigmatic billionaire leader, Elon Musk. With a 20-year lease, the privately held Hawthorne,...
  • Drone maker AeroVironment seeks new customers to boost sales

    AeroVironment Inc. of Monrovia proves Southern California still has the right stuff. AeroVironment was the brainchild of American aeronautical pioneer and engineer Paul B. MacCready, who founded the company in 1970. It began by manufacturing windmills...
  • Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support

    Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support
    Dozens of men with grim faces filed like mourners up a dirt path into the cavernous hall of the Kasasbeh tribal office, or diwan. But there was no funeral. They had come to this medieval fortress city about 55 miles south of the capital to support a...
  • U.S. airstrikes remain crucial to Afghan forces in Taliban battles

    U.S. airstrikes remain crucial to Afghan forces in Taliban battles
    For several days, Taliban fighters barricaded on a mountaintop lobbed rockets at the remote town of Sangar in the valley below. Residents fled while police holed up in their outposts and begged superiors for help. At a sprawling base about 100 miles...
  • What lies ahead for U.S. military in Afghanistan, Iraq

    What lies ahead for U.S. military in Afghanistan, Iraq
    At the end of President Obama's sixth year in office, the commander in chief who once vowed to end America's longest period of war still maintains thousands of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq — conflicts that refuse to conform to neat White House...
  • Sony pictures hack a sign of things to come

    Sony pictures hack a sign of things to come
    The recent hack of Sony pictures is not a cyber Pearl Harbor as some commentators have opined, nor is it merely a criminal violation of intellectual property rights and a source of embarrassment for Sony executives and their Hollywood talent. It is the...
  • Pentagon discloses airstrike against senior Somali militant leader

    The United States launched an airstrike against a senior Shabab militia leader in southwestern Somalia on Monday, a Pentagon spokesman disclosed. Rear Adm. John Kirby did not name the target of the strike near the town of Saakow, northeast of the...
  • If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack

    If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack
    North Korea has discovered that not only is the pen mightier than the sword, but malware may be more powerful than its nuclear deterrent. For decades, North Korea's propaganda machine (dubbed by a colleague of mine, Aidan Foster-Carter, the Great...