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China Seizes 31 Trafficking Suspects

FILE - Rohingya people from Myanmar, who were rescued from human traffickers, react from inside a communal cell at Songkhla Immigration Detention Centre, near Thailand's border with Malaysia.

  BEIJING—Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia arrested 31 people on suspicion of trafficking women because they had held 14 people, 11 of them from Myanmar, also known as Burma, state media said on Monday. Five of the non-Chinese victims were younger than 18 and were handed to Myanmar police after a […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Defense Chief Resigns

U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden (R) applaud Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after the president announced Hagel's resignaton at the White House in Washington, Nov. 24, 2014.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned after nearly two years in the position. President Barack Obama, speaking Monday at the White House with Hagel and Vice President Joe Biden at his side, said the defense secretary told him last month that it was time for him to complete his service. Obama called Hagel a […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Corruption Fighters Want More From World’s Strongest Nations

President of France Francois Hollande, U.S. President Barack Obama, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) meeting at the G20 the G-20 leaders summit

By Jeffrey Young - WASHINGTON—When the G20 summit, comprised of the world’s 20 strongest developed and emerging economies, was held this month in Brisbane, Australia, how to deal with worldwide corruption was a key focal point.But in the view of many working to curb corruption, a final communique put out by G20 nations fell short of expectations and […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

North Korea Threatens Retaliation Over UN Rights Resolution

FILE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un organizes and guides a combined joint drill of the units under KPA Combined Units 572 and 630 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang.

  By Brian Padden- SEOUL—North Korea has issued a strongly worded statement warning of catastrophic consequences for the United States and other countries that supported the recent U.N. resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights record. North Korea’s threat to retaliate could signal that it intends to soon conduct a new nuclear test. The rare official announcement […]

November 24th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

FBI Warns Ferguson Ruling ‘Will Likely’ Spur Violence

Michael Brown and police officer Darren Wilson

Supporters of the late Michael Brown confront Pattie Canter, right, who backs police officer Darren Wilson, in a street demonstration in Clayton, Missouri, Nov. 17, 2014. Supporters of the late Michael Brown confront Pattie Canter, right, who backs police officer Darren Wilson, in a street demonstration in Clayton, Missouri, Nov. 17, 2014.[/caption] Authorities in the […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Federal Sweep Shuts Down Internet Drugs, Weapons Operation

Computer key board

By Jeffrey Young - WASHINGTON—Federal and international authorities have just closed down a massive Internet drugs and weapons operation - and some 400 other so-called “dark net” websites. For nearly a year, Internet users who knew how to gain access to a special hidden website could shop for drugs, false identification documents, Internet hacking tools […]

November 17th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Internet Hack Shutters Some State Department Computers

WASHINGTON—The State Department has revealed that a portion of its email system and public website were shut down over the weekend after authorities detected suspicious activity believed to be an outside computer hack. A State Department spokesperson, speaking with the Associated Press, said the attack occurred in October, but did not affect any of State’s […]

November 17th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Russia Plays Big Role in Cyber Spying, Hacking

by Doug Bernard - WASHINGTON—Even in these times of incessant cyber-attacks and Internet hacks, the news took many security analysts by surprise – and led to the doors of the Kremlin. Late in October, computer networks at the White House were breached by an outside group, causing disruptions throughout the entire system. White House officials […]

November 17th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Japan Slips Into Recession

VOA News - Japan's economy, the world's third largest, has fallen into recession. New data show the economy shrank at a 1.6 percent annual rate in July, August and September, after an even sharper decline in the previous quarter. Textbooks often define "recession" as two consecutive quarters of "negative growth." Japan GDP 2008 - Q3 […]

November 17th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Researchers Use Computerized Harness to Communicate With Dogs

Researchers at N.C. State University have developed a high-tech harness that is equipped with a suite of technologies to enhance communication between dogs and humans. (Credit: North Carolina State University)

By Jessica Berman - Dog-loving scientists at North Carolina State University have figured out a way to communicate better with man's best friend — via tactile means, not verbally. David Roberts, a mathematician and computer scientist at the Raleigh university, said he and his colleagues have developed a comfortable harness with a small computer mounted on […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

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