DUNLAP, Ind. – An Indiana school district is resisting calls from atheist groups to cut a Nativity scene from its Christmas Spectacular celebration, prompting a federal lawsuit. The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Concord Community Schools in U.S. District Court on behalf of

And this isn’t the first time Monsanto has experienced a serious slump in sales. Back in February of this year, I told you about the ‘beginning of the serious decline’ for both Monsanto and McDonald’s. It’s a notion that would be considered absolutely absurd not too long ago, really. McDonald’s and Monsanto were the two ‘juggernauts’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2015) – On Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have stopped transfers of some battlefield-ready military equipment to state or local law enforcement agencies. His reasoning was a load of crap. Introduced by Asm. Nora Campos (D-San Jose), Assembly Bill 36 (AB36) would

Starting a few hours ago Chrome and Firefox users are unable to access KickassTorrents (KAT) directly. Instead of a page filled with the latest torrents, visitors now see an ominous red warning banner when they visit “The site ahead contains harmful programs,” Google Chrome informs its users. “Attackers on might

Nearly 200 colleges and universities that offer degrees in computer science, electrical engineering and other fields have been certified by the National Security Agency as “centers of academic excellence” for their cybersecurity coursework. But the Pentagon needs to do a better job tracking how many graduates of these NSA-vetted schools actually go on

A federal judge approved a motion to send a lawsuit against Bushmaster Firearms back to a Connecticut court where family members of Sandy Hook victims will have a better chance of winning. Judge Robert Chatigny, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, signed the order on Sept. 30 approving a motion

A 69 year-old pensioner from Queensland has succeeded in a David-and-Goliath battle against a multinational corporation that claimed a patent over the “breast cancer” gene. Australia’s highest court has unanimously ruled that a mutated gene that causes cancer cannot be subject to a patent, or the right to control use of the gene.

A leading Republican congressman with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul Ryan, is weighing a bid to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, fellow lawmakers said on Friday as they sought to defuse a leadership battle. Numerous House Republicans and even 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney have

People who want to see New England’s colorful fall foliage no longer need to travel for the experience. A Boston-area man is offering to ship bundles of the dried up, multi-colored vegetation straight to your door for $19.99. Kyle Waring, of Somerville, Massachusetts, set up the website earlier this year and began

Chronic pain results from disease or trauma to the nervous system. Damaged nerve fibres with heightened responses to normal stimuli send incorrect messages to pain centres in the brain. This phenomenon, called “peripheral and central sensitization” is one of the key mechanisms involved in the condition which touches people with diabetes, cancer,

Brookings Institute FBI Director James Comey told a congressional panel that the Obama administration won’t ask Congress for legislation requiring the tech sector to install backdoors into their products so the authorities can access encrypted data. Comey said the administration for now will continue lobbying private industry to create backdoors to allow the

Rep. Kevin McCarthy‘s shocking announcement that he would drop his bid for House speaker could put Republicans at a disadvantage in one of the most vital aspects of the next election: fundraising. Absent the saving grace of a certain House Ways and Means chairman, that is. When McCarthy backed out, that left

After the massive hack that compromised sensitive information of more than 21.5 million former, current and prospective federal employees, the Office of Personnel Management has no business handling security clearance data, according to two members of Congress. “We strongly believe that security clearance data — which has been described as the ‘crown jewels’

Major world stock markets were poised for their biggest weekly advance since 2011 on Friday, as greater investor appetite for riskier assets propelled gains in equities and a surge in commodities and crude oil prices. Declines in the dollar, a bullish oil forecast and giant miner Glencore’s (GLEN.L) pledge Friday to slash world

Leeds Magistrate Court, where voyeur Stefan Riga was sentenced this week.Wikimedia Commons user Mtaylor848 A young woman contacted me last week after reading some of my previous reporting on Remote Access Tools (RATs) and how they can be used to spy on people through the webcams and microphones in their computers. The woman