From the Wires

New health plan co-ops already in trouble

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Washington Post: Congress authorized not-for-profit insurance cooperatives under the Affordable Care Act to foster health insurance competition, but has now put their existence in jeopardy with poor funding and onerous rules.

 

T.S.A. expands security screening

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New York Times: The Transportation Security Administration expanded its screening of passengers before they even arrive at the airport. They search government and private databases including car registrations and employment info.

 

Facebook lifts ban on violent videos

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CNN: Facebook has stirred up a storm with a controversial decision to lift a ban on violent videos, including beheadings.

 

Nokia unveils 'phablets'

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BBC: Nokia has unveiled its first phablets - extra-large phones - as well as its first tablet computer.

 

Six million young people have no job, school

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Monday, October 21, 2013

AP: Nearly 15% of Americans aged 16 to 24 are neither in school nor working.

 

Obama calls health care glitches 'unacceptable'

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Reuters: President Barack Obama declared himself frustrated with the malfunctioning website that is central to his signature healthcare law.

 

New Jersey holds first gay weddings

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Monday, October 21, 2013

BBC: Gay couples in New Jersey have been exchanging vows on the day the US state became the 14th in the nation to recognize same-sex marriages.

 

Preserved 1.8M-year-old skull could re-write human evolution

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Independent: A perfectly preserved 1.8 million-year-old skull of an ape-like man was discovered, which could re-write the early history of human evolution.

 

Half of public school kids are poor

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Friday, October 18, 2013

The Atlantic: A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students.

 

Google shares rise above $1,000

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Friday, October 18, 2013

BBC: Google shares have topped $1,000 for the first time after the company reported better-than-expected earnings.

 

Air pollution causing cancer, WHO says

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Reuters: The air we breath is officially classified as carcinogenic to humans now, says the World Health Organization.

 

Obamacare tech spending rose before launch

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Reuters: The administration poured tens of millions of dollars more than it had planned into the federal website meant to enroll Americans in the biggest new social program since the 1960s.

 

Online privacy is dead

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

CNN.com: It's getting harder to remain faceless online. Even far-out measures of data encryption are under attack.

 
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