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Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

By CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13’s “successful failure” and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85. Continue reading

Man gets maximum sentence for beating deaths of transients

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and MARY HUDETZ, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Continue reading

Holograms Are a Protester’s Newest Free Speech Weapon

Activists are flaunting laws that restrict the right to free assembly by protesting in front of government buildings without physically being there. See Photos South Korea in Photos Human rights group Amnesty International is planning a demonstration on Feb. 24 in Seoul, South Korea, near the Blue House presidential residence to protest a ban on assembly in the country’s main square – and it’s using holograms of 180 people to avoid mass arrests. Continue reading

Strong quake hits Taiwan, many trapped in toppled building

By WALLY SANTANA, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside. Firefighters rushed to pull out survivors. Firefighters scrambled to the site with ladders, cranes and other equipment and pulled survivors from the building in the southern city of Tainan, footage from local TV broadcasters showed Continue reading

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The announcement signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting terrorism, reflecting increased pressure placed by the U.S Continue reading

Bruno Mars finally confirms Super Bowl performance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruno Mars has finally officially confirmed he would perform at Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show with Coldplay and Beyoncé. Continue reading

Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuse

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces. Continue reading

In Obama’s final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees

By RICHARD LARDNER and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. Continue reading

LinkedIn shares plunge almost 44 percent

By BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investors have given LinkedIn a poor job review in the form of a dramatic sell-off that wiped out nearly $10 billion in the professional networking service’s market value after it issued a surprise forecast for slower growth this year. LinkedIn shares plunged almost 44 percent on Friday, a day after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for the last quarter, but warned that revenue would fall short of what most analysts were projecting for 2016 Continue reading

Hola: Texans-Raiders in Mexico City on Nov. 21

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hola. The NFL is heading back to Mexico. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday that the Oakland Raiders will host the Houston Texans in a Monday night game on Nov Continue reading