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FILE - This March 11, 2014 file photo shows CIA Director John O. Brennan speaking in Washington. The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed July 31 with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers. Those internal conclusions prompted Brennan to abandon months of defiance and defense of the agency and apologize to Senate intelligence committee leaders. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

CIA spied on Senate

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — The CIA’s insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency’s internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers. Five agency employees — two lawyers and three computer specialists— improperly accessed Senate intelligence committee computers earlier this year in a dispute … 0

Companies still cashing in at expense of troubled homeowners

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners. They are selling or have sold nearly nonexistent insurance agencies — in some cases with no offices, no websites and only a single registered agent — in multi-million dollar deals, as new rules prohibit … 0

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade. Space agency officials Thursday unveiled seven instruments they plan to put on a Martian rover that would launch in 2020, including two devices aimed at bigger Mars missions in the future. The $1.9 … 0

Straw that broke the dinos’ backs

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bad timing can be deadly. The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs smashed into Earth during a period of environmental turmoil when the ancient food web was vulnerable to collapse, according to a new analysis in the journal Biological Reviews. The findings, which combed through the fossil record, … 0

Escaping email?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that … 0

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PARIS — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. The hot weather in … 0

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The meat industry has attempted … 0

EU slaps new, stronger sanctions on Russia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LONDON — The 28-nation European Union agreed Tuesday on stronger economic sanctions against Russia amid ongoing anger concerning the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the great majority of whose passengers were Europeans. As expected, the sanctions — to be outlined … 0

US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas — The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq’s fragile central government as it struggles to contain a Sunni military offensive. A U.S. District judge ordered a … 0

Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. — A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, was arrested late Monday … 0

Giving it a chance

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience … 0

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said … 0

Surveillance, crackdown causes sources to clam up

Monday, July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Recent revelations of the U.S. government’s pervasive surveillance program and its crackdown on leaks are making it increasingly difficult for American journalists and lawyers to do their jobs, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report released Monday. … 0