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‘Rogue websites’ bill runs into more opposition

‘Rogue websites’ bill runs into more oppositionNews from AFP: ‘Rogue websites’ bill runs into more opposition (AFP) – 5 hours ago  WASHINGTON — Three leading technology industry groups urged members of the US Congress on Monday to oppose a copyright protection bill being proposed in the House of Representatives. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) [...]

SAN BERNARDINO: Fire damages home

SAN BERNARDINO: Fire damages homeNews from Press-Enterprise: Numerous code violations and cluttered conditions inside hampered firefighters trying to put out an early morning house fire in San Bernardino on Sunday. The fire in the 2200 block of North Lugo Ave. was reported at 5:10. A dozen fire units with 33 firefighters fought the blaze, according [...]

Administration unveils two new tools to spur job creation

Administration unveils two new tools to spur job creationNews from GovExec.com: Continuing its push to spur the economy while its jobs plan is stalled in Congress, the Obama administration on Friday issued presidential memoranda to create a one-stop portal to help businesses access federal services and to encourage entrepreneurial startups by accelerating the movement of [...]

The tools of a real-life ghostbuster

The tools of a real-life ghostbusterNews from io9: Ghost hunting isn’t just about a willingness to get sucked into a hell dimension with a grin on your face. It’s an old profession that requires many different kinds of gadgets and weird devices. Check out the tools that ghostbusters have carried around, both yesterday and today. [...]

Technology: A bipartisan attempt to regulate the Internet?

Technology: A bipartisan attempt to regulate the Internet?News from Los Angeles Times: Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee introduced a beefed-up version Wednesday of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s proposed Protect IP Act, offering Hollywood new tools to go after foreign piracy hotbeds — as well as opening online storage, content-sharing and auction sites in the [...]

The PATRIOT Act Turns 10 Today

The PATRIOT Act Turns 10 TodayNews from Patch.com: It’s hard to imagine it’s already been a decade, but 10 years ago today, in the wake of the attacks of September 11, President George W. Bush signed The PATRIOT Act into law. “Today, we take an essential step in defeating terrorism, while protecting the constitutional rights [...]

Tool-filled van found day after it’s stolen

Tool-filled van found day after it’s stolenNews from Statesman Journal: Email this article Tool-filled van found day after it\’s stolen Terry Bassett was getting ready for church Sunday morning when his wife, who had gone to get the newspaper, came back with bad news. A link to this page will be included in your message [...]

Obama’s Other Power Tools

Obama’s Other Power ToolsNews from National Journal: The political gods have not favored progressives in recent years. The 2008 election delivered an extremely popular Democratic president, 60 Democratic votes in the Senate, and a strong majority in the House of Representatives. But all have gone downhill since then. Barack Obama proved to be a moderate, [...]

Haunted houses must follow state safety rules

Haunted houses must follow state safety rulesNews from ABC7Chicago.com: October 22, 2011 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) – Illinois fire safety experts are urging families to be vigilant when they go to temporary haunted houses this Halloween season. The Office of the Illinois state Fire Marshal says it’s important for haunted house operators to follow the state’s fire [...]

Police: Cadaver dog ‘hit’ at missing baby’s home

Police: Cadaver dog ‘hit’ at missing baby’s homeNews from USA Today: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Police say an FBI cadaver dog reacted to the scent of a dead person inside the Kansas City home where a baby girl disappeared nearly three weeks ago, and investigators discovered soil in the backyard that had been “recently [...]