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Economy Feb 25Mt. Gox goes offline amid allegations of largest-ever bitcoin heist
The world's largest Bitcoin exchange went offline Monday amid a series of setbacks -- including a reported theft of hundreds of millions of dollars -- that have raised concerns about the virtual currency's legitimacy in the marketplace. Bitcoin entrepreneur Ryan…
World Feb 24Ugandan president defends country’s harsh anti-gay bill
Despite international outcry, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill Monday that imposed harsh penalties for homosexual acts, with first-time offenders facing 14-year jail sentences. Anticipating pushback from the West, Museveni remained steadfast in his decision to pass the…
World Feb 21U.S. men’s hockey team loses to Canada, keeps Bieber
After defeating the United States 1-0 in the semifinals of the Olympics men's hockey tournament Friday night, Canada advances to a gold medal match with Sweden on Sunday.
Nation Feb 20Despite cold spells in U.S., world had fourth warmest January on record
Even though large-scale winter storms have bombarded parts of the U.S. in the last few weeks, global temperatures in January were the fourth warmest on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.
Science Feb 17Watch a massive asteroid pass by Earth, beginning at 9 p.m. EST
An asteroid the size of three football fields is expected to zip by Earth at a close, but safe distance on Monday. Traveling at 27,000 mph, the celestial object 2000 EM26 will be approximately 2 million miles from the Earth’s…
Science Feb 15Crocodiles can climb trees, study finds
Despite the fact they lack the physical adaptations of a climber, crocodiles can climb trees and do it regularly, a new study in Herpetology Notes finds.
Nation Feb 14Banks can now accept cash from legal marijuana sellers
The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for doing business with legal marijuana sellers without getting into trouble, a major step by the federal government toward enabling a legalized marijuana industry to operate in states that approve…
Economy Feb 13Comcast set to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 billion
Comcast announced Thursday its plans to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion deal that would merge the top two U.S. cable operators.
World Feb 07Russian state television airs a false flawless opening ceremony
State television aired a version of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia with no glitches Friday, despite earlier reports of a malfunction that marred a display of all five Olympic rings, the Associated Press…
Education Feb 05President Obama pledges $750 million in commitments to outfit classrooms with better technology
President Obama announced Tuesday that several U.S. companies have pledged more than $750 million in contributions to equip American students with access to better technology, such as high-speed Internet, in the classroom. “In a country where we expect free…