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UBS to sue Nasdaq over Facebook flotation | Business | guardian.co.uk

UBS to sue Nasdaq over Facebook flotation | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Swiss bank suing the US hi-tech stock market Nasdaq for 'gross mishandling' of the share sale, in which it lost SFr349m (�240m)"

Datablog: Japan falls down female life expectancy rankings after tsunami | News | guardian.co.uk

Datablog: Japan falls down female life expectancy rankings after tsunami | News | guardian.co.uk

Twitter reinstates British journalist after outcry | Reuters

Twitter reinstates British journalist after outcry | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Twitter Inc reinstated a British journalist's account on Tuesday and apologized after an outcry over his suspension for posting an NBC-Universal executive's email address on the service threatened to tarnish the company's reputation."

Power to the people

Oakland leaders urge broad battle with Goldman Sachs | Reuters

Oakland leaders urge broad battle with Goldman Sachs | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Oakland leaders took their financial troubles to the doorstep of Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, urging other cities to join them in fighting a bank that has become a lightning rod for criticism of the U.S. financial system."

Facebook sinks to record low as doubts grow | Reuters

Facebook sinks to record low as doubts grow | Reuters

TS Eliot's The Waste Land 2012 – a multimedia walk | Books | guardian.co.uk

TS Eliot's The Waste Land 2012 – a multimedia walk | Books | guardian.co.uk

Oregon authorities to demolish Japanese tsunami dock | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Oregon authorities to demolish Japanese tsunami dock | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Deutsche Bank to slash 1,900 jobs to save $3.67 billion | Reuters

Deutsche Bank to slash 1,900 jobs to save $3.67 billion | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) said it will slash 1,900 jobs in an effort to achieve cost savings of about 3 billion euros ($3.67 billion) as part of a broader strategic overhaul unveiled by the bank's new chiefs on Tuesday."

U.S. pipeline agency probes Enbridge oil spill in Wisconsin | Reuters

U.S. pipeline agency probes Enbridge oil spill in Wisconsin | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The U.S. pipeline safety agency launched an investigation on Saturday into an oil spill in Wisconsin on Enbridge Inc's network that forced the partial shutdown of a main artery carrying light sweet Canadian crude to Chicago-area refineries."

At least three banks seen central to Libor rigging | Reuters

At least three banks seen central to Libor rigging | Reuters: (Reuters) - "New details from court documents and sources close to the Libor scandal investigation suggest that groups of traders working at three major European banks were heavily involved in rigging global benchmark interest rates."

Belarus confirms teddy bear air drop - Features - Al Jazeera English

Belarus confirms teddy bear air drop - Features - Al Jazeera English

Spain unemployment hits new high - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Spain unemployment hits new high - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Saudi forces 'open fire' on protesters - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Saudi forces 'open fire' on protesters - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Obama signs Israel security bill on eve of Romney visit | Reuters

Obama signs Israel security bill on eve of Romney visit | Reuters: (Reuters) - "President Barack Obama signed a bill on Friday to strengthen U.S.-Israeli military ties as he sought to reassure American Jewish voters of his commitment to the two countries' close alliance on the eve of a visit to Israel by his Republican rival, Mitt Romney."

Pacific Currents Likely to Take Fukushima Radiation to U.S. West Coast in Five Years – The Great Energy Challenge

Pacific Currents Likely to Take Fukushima Radiation to U.S. West Coast in Five Years – The Great Energy Challenge

Although since debris have already started to wash off some radiation must be reaching the pacific coast of the US and Canada.

Fukushima ‘Veterans Corps’ to tour US - FT.com

Fukushima ‘Veterans Corps’ to tour US - FT.com

French research gives scientists hope of 'functional cure' for HIV | Society | guardian.co.uk

French research gives scientists hope of 'functional cure' for HIV | Society | guardian.co.uk: "Small group of patients were able to stop taking Aids drugs without any resurgence of the virus in their bodies, study finds"

US growth slows as consumers cut back on spending | Business | guardian.co.uk

US growth slows as consumers cut back on spending | Business | guardian.co.uk: "GDP grew at 1.5% between April and June, government figures show, compared to 2% in the previous three months"

Facebook's value slides by $10 billion; outlook unclear | Reuters

Facebook's value slides by $10 billion; outlook unclear | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Investors wiped $10 billion off the value of Facebook Inc on Friday, taking the recently listed shares to a new low, after the social network offered no forecast and analysts said mobile investments would put future earnings under pressure."

Facebook revenue growth skids, shares plunge | Reuters

Facebook revenue growth skids, shares plunge | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Facebook Inc reported a drastic slowdown in revenue growth and failed to offer financial forecasts to quell fears about its ability to boost advertising growth, sending its shares plummeting to a record low.'

US policing: Institutionalising brutality? - Inside Story Americas - Al Jazeera English

US policing: Institutionalising brutality? - Inside Story Americas - Al Jazeera English

HSBC fined $27.5m for 'money laundering' - Business - Al Jazeera English

HSBC fined $27.5m for 'money laundering' - Business - Al Jazeera English

Drought will bring about higher food prices, US warns | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Drought will bring about higher food prices, US warns | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Department of agriculture says catastrophe in the corn belt will push up prices, with drought now covering two-thirds of America"

And they forget to mention that genetically engineered BT corn is being chewed by BT resistant bugs and Dekalb and Monsento and Pioneer are growing these modified crops.

Clear And Present Safety

Clear And Present Safety

Pending homes fall in June, supply blamed | Reuters

Pending homes fall in June, supply blamed | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June as fewer properties came on the market, an industry group said on Thursday, pointing to weak home resales in July."

If it is inventory, then prices should rise; are they"

Special Report: Obama's struggle to mend veterans' safety net | Reuters

Special Report: Obama's struggle to mend veterans' safety net | Reuters

Libor arrests in US could be imminent, say sources | Business | guardian.co.uk

Libor arrests in US could be imminent, say sources | Business | guardian.co.uk

13tn pound: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite | Business | The Observer

13tn pound: hoard hidden from taxman by global elite | Business | The Observer:
• Study estimates staggering size of offshore economy
• Private banks help wealthiest to move cash into havens

...""The problem here is that the assets of these countries are held by a small number of wealthy individuals while the debts are shouldered by the ordinary people of these countries through their governments," the report says."
 ...

It is the very top 1% who put the economy on the brink, people out of work; pollute our planet, stole and are stealing people's retirements and pensions: they are the unpatriotic bunch.

They are more and more controlling the media to sway the public to remain at home quiet and doped on pharmaceutical drugs such as: painkillers, attention deficit drugs or anti-depressants, and all this with an erection.

No free beer when frugal Swiss get their say | Reuters

No free beer when frugal Swiss get their say | Reuters: (Reuters) - "On a soggy Sunday in May, some 6,000 residents of the Swiss canton of Glarus gathered in a public square to have their say on whether to raise the local transport budget, ban attack dogs and reintroduce free burials."

..."Swiss research shows that giving citizens a direct say over how their taxes are spent leads to lower public debts, more cost-efficient services and even less tax evasion."

BBC News - Japan to probe Tepco radiation cover-up claim

BBC News - Japan to probe Tepco radiation cover-up claim: "The Japanese government says it will investigate a report that workers at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were urged to disguise their exposure to radiation."

Microsoft posts first loss as public company - Business - Al Jazeera English

Microsoft posts first loss as public company - Business - Al Jazeera English

Will there be job losses?

Spain police clash with austerity protesters - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Spain police clash with austerity protesters - Europe - Al Jazeera English

US news media to be monitored to curb leaks - Americas - Al Jazeera English

US news media to be monitored to curb leaks - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Are we in a fascist state?

Reducing the freedom of the press means that we the people will never again be informed, and it means that the press will become a propaganda tool, a voice box for the 1% to control the inevitable crowds of jobless young people and middle class people who will protest - in mass as is happening all over the world because the comfort of the very few is at the expense of jobs and the middle class' retirement and social security funds which have been dipped in.
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People' rights are being eroded, the fear of terrorist attacks has led us to waive our rights to privacy. And we are letting our government rape our Constitutional Rights - the forefathers must be restless in their entombments.

The US administration and lawmakers are so keen in protecting secrets, because they are guilty of human rights crimes against sovereign countries and its own people.

US army allows uniforms in gay pride parade - Americas - Al Jazeera English

US army allows uniforms in gay pride parade - Americas - Al Jazeera English

U.S. banks haunted by mortgage demons that won't go away | Reuters

U.S. banks haunted by mortgage demons that won't go away | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Lenders like Bank of America Corp and Wells Fargo & Co say they are facing mounting pressure to buy back bad mortgages they sold to investors, signaling that banks' home-loan headaches could continue for years."

Exclusive: Banks in Libor probe consider group settlement-sources | Reuters

Exclusive: Banks in Libor probe consider group settlement-sources | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A group of banks being investigated in an interest-rate rigging scandal are looking to pursue a group settlement with regulators rather than face a Barclays-style backlash by going it alone, people familiar with the banks' thinking said."

BBC News - Afghanistan: Taliban bomb destroys 22 Nato fuel tankers

BBC News - Afghanistan: Taliban bomb destroys 22 Nato fuel tankers

BBC News - Iceberg breaks off from Greenland's Petermann Glacier

BBC News - Iceberg breaks off from Greenland's Petermann Glacier

Goldman Sachs profits fall 11% | Business | The Guardian

Goldman Sachs profits fall 11% | Business | The Guardian: "Wall Street bank's net profit for the three months to June was $962m , compared with over $1bn in the second quarter of 2011"

US food aid programme criticised as 'corporate welfare' for grain giants | Global development | The Guardian

US food aid programme criticised as 'corporate welfare' for grain giants | Global development | The Guardian: "Three huge agribusinesses dominate $1bn US food aid policy, Guardian study reveals, with lobby groups ensuring agricultural surpluses are exported despite cost to developing countries"

Lawsuit asks U.S. to explain killings of Americans in Yemen | Reuters

Lawsuit asks U.S. to explain killings of Americans in Yemen | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The families of U.S.-born al Qaeda militant Anwar al-Awlaki and two other U.S. citizens who were killed in Yemen are questioning the deaths in court in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's conduct of drone attacks abroad."

'Emotional' android shows new face of robotics | Video | Reuters.com

'Emotional' android shows new face of robotics | Video | Reuters.com

Swimming robot limbers up to make a splash | Video | Reuters.com

Swimming robot limbers up to make a splash | Video | Reuters.com

Dealtalk: Surge in biotech deals to unlock big investor profits | Reuters

Dealtalk: Surge in biotech deals to unlock big investor profits | Reuters

A bit scary, I think it is time for people to reread: "Brave New World Revisited", Aldous Huxley, (some parts are obsolete but most of the book has shown to withstand time and has shown a prophetic intuition). It is a quick read.

BofA plans $3 billion of new cost cuts; posts second-quarter profit | Reuters

BofA plans $3 billion of new cost cuts; posts second-quarter profit | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Bank of America Corp said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion annually in commercial lending, investment banking and wealth management, becoming the latest big bank to take aim at expenses in a sluggish economy."

I guess more layoffs are coming.

IMF cuts global growth forecast with warning for US and Europe to act | Business | guardian.co.uk

IMF cuts global growth forecast with warning for US and Europe to act | Business | guardian.co.uk: "International Monetary Fund predicts slower growth in every major economy this year at lowest level in three years"

Israeli man's self-immolation triggers further protests against cost of living | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israeli man's self-immolation triggers further protests against cost of living | World news | guardian.co.uk

More than 100,000 protest nuclear power in Tokyo | Reuters

More than 100,000 protest nuclear power in Tokyo | Reuters: (Reuters) - "More than 100,000 anti-nuclear protesters marched through central Tokyo on Monday to voice their opposition to atomic power, racheting up the pressure on under fire Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda."

Citigroup second-quarter profit falls on losses from older assets | Reuters

Citigroup second-quarter profit falls on losses from older assets | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Citigroup Inc said second quarter profits dropped as it lost money on the sale of a stake in a Turkish bank and suffered from the drag of its troubled assets left over from the 2007-2008 credit crisis."

Analysis: Banks behave badly redux: Is it killing confidence? | Reuters

Analysis: Banks behave badly redux: Is it killing confidence? | Reuters

Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes | Reuters

Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi."

Syria massacre: Assad's forces 'shot anything moving' | World news | The Observer

Syria massacre: Assad's forces 'shot anything moving' | World news | The Observer: "The small town of Tremseh has suffered what may be the single worst atrocity of the Syrian uprising, say eyewitnesses"

With ego too big to fail, Iowa broker admits 20-year fraud | Reuters

With ego too big to fail, Iowa broker admits 20-year fraud | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Russell Wasendorf Sr, arrested on Friday, confessed to a 20-year fraud at his now-bankrupt Iowa brokerage, saying business troubles and his "big" ego left him no choice: "So I cheated.""

Analysis: New law on BP spill fines raises stakes for Gulf states | Reuters

Analysis: New law on BP spill fines raises stakes for Gulf states | Reuters: (Reuters) -"U.S. Gulf Coast states have a higher stake in the amount of money the U.S. government can wring out of BP Plc for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill due to a new law that would divert billions of dollars in potential BP fines to them."

Where are the other 20% going?

Insight: PFGBest regulator known for inexperienced auditors | Reuters

Insight: PFGBest regulator known for inexperienced auditors | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The watchdog that missed for nearly two decades the blatant fraud at failed brokerage PFGBest has frequently sent out fresh college graduates to look over the books of complex financial firms, people familiar with its operations say."

In the Age of Anxiety, are we all mentally ill? | Reuters

In the Age of Anxiety, are we all mentally ill? | Reuters: (Reuters) - "When Cynthia Craig was diagnosed with postpartum depression eight years ago, she told her family doctor she felt anxious about motherhood. She wondered whether she had made a catastrophic mistake by quitting her job, whether she could cope with the long, lonely hours stay-at-home mothers face - and even whether she should have had children."

Producer prices unexpectedly rise in June | Reuters

Producer prices unexpectedly rise in June | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Producer prices unexpectedly rose in June despite big drops in energy prices, a sign that some inflation pressures could keep the Federal Reserve on guard."

Wells Fargo Settles U.S. Allegations of Home-Loan Bias - Bloomberg

Wells Fargo Settles U.S. Allegations of Home-Loan Bias - Bloomberg

JPMorgan profit falls on $4.4 billion trading loss | Reuters

JPMorgan profit falls on $4.4 billion trading loss | Reuters: (Reuters) - "JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank, posted $4.4 billion of credit trading losses, but said it had cleaned up the group responsible for the bad bets."

Oops

A-bomb doctor warns of further Fukushima woes | The Japan Times Online

A-bomb doctor warns of further Fukushima woes | The Japan Times Online

Fukushima vs. Chernobyl: How Have Animals Fared? - NYTimes.com

Fukushima vs. Chernobyl: How Have Animals Fared? - NYTimes.com

San Bernardino files for bankruptcy as officials admit to 'cash flow issue' | World news | guardian.co.uk

San Bernardino files for bankruptcy as officials admit to 'cash flow issue' | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Southern Californian city of 210,000 people voted to choose Chapter 9 bankruptcy, following Stockton and Mammoth Lakes"

Banks slash ECB overnight deposits, but sit on cash | Reuters

Banks slash ECB overnight deposits, but sit on cash | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Banks slashed the amount of money they parked at the European Central Bank after it stopped paying interest on overnight deposits on Wednesday, but there was no sign they were using it to lend more or buy the bonds of crisis-hit euro zone states."

Peugeot cuts 8,000 jobs to end losses, shuts plant | Reuters

Peugeot cuts 8,000 jobs to end losses, shuts plant | Reuters: (Reuters) - "French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen announced 8,000 job cuts and a plant closure as it struggles with mounting losses, in a move that could spark more restructuring and political tension in austerity-strapped Europe."

Exclusive: U.S. probing failed broker PFGBest's use of small auditor | Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. probing failed broker PFGBest's use of small auditor | Reuters: (Reuters) - "U.S. futures industry investigators are looking into why Iowa-based collapsed brokerage PFGBest used a tiny accounting firm that appears to be operating from inside a suburban Chicago home to audit its books, according to a person familiar with the matter."

Aids conference forces Washington's epidemic into global spotlight | Society | The Guardian

Aids conference forces Washington's epidemic into global spotlight | Society | The Guardian: "America's capital city is high on the world HIV infection list, an issue activists hope to highlight as eyes turn to DC meeting"

Pass notes No 3,207: Condoleezza Rice | World news | The Guardian

Pass notes No 3,207: Condoleezza Rice | World news | The Guardian

Google to pay $22.5 million to settle privacy charges: WSJ | Reuters

Google to pay $22.5 million to settle privacy charges: WSJ | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Google Inc is close to paying $22.5 million to settle charges that it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple's Safari browser, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing officials briefed on the settlement terms."

MF Global redux as regulator says PFGBest client funds missing | Reuters

MF Global redux as regulator says PFGBest client funds missing | Reuters: (Reuters) -" Less than nine months after MF Global's collapse sent shockwaves through U.S. futures brokerages, news that more than half the customer funds at Iowa-based PFGBest are missing is threatening to shatter the fragile confidence in the industry."

Insight: Fed knew of Libor issue in 2007-08, proposed reforms | Reuters

Insight: Fed knew of Libor issue in 2007-08, proposed reforms | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Federal Reserve Bank of New York may have known as early as August 2007 that the setting of global benchmark interest rates was flawed. Following an inquiry with British banking group Barclays Plc in the spring of 2008, it shared proposals for reform of the system with British authorities."

..."More than a dozen banks are being investigated for their roles in setting Libor, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Holdings Plc, UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland."

The impact of the rate-rigging scandal - Counting the Cost - Al Jazeera English

The impact of the rate-rigging scandal - Counting the Cost - Al Jazeera English

'Black flight' in America's Rust Belt - Americas - Al Jazeera English

'Black flight' in America's Rust Belt - Americas - Al Jazeera English

Israeli panel recommends legalising outposts - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Israeli panel recommends legalising outposts - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

YouTube va lancer des chaines de WebTV thématiques

YouTube va lancer des chaines de WebTV thématiques

Cell phone companies see spike in surveillance requests | Reuters

Cell phone companies see spike in surveillance requests | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Cell phone carriers have seen a sharp rise in requests from U.S. law enforcement agencies for their customers' cell phone records, raising privacy concerns and adding a legal burden to mobile phone companies."

Egypt parliament set to meet, defying army | Reuters

Egypt parliament set to meet, defying army | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Egypt's parliamentary speaker said the chamber would reconvene on Tuesday after the new, Islamist president risked a showdown with the generals by quashing their decision to dissolve the assembly last month."

Jorge Rafael Videla convicted of baby thefts | World news | guardian.co.uk

Jorge Rafael Videla convicted of baby thefts | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Former Argentine dictator jailed for 50 years after executing a systematic plan to steal babies from leftist dissenters"

Judge orders JPMorgan to explain withholding emails | Reuters

Judge orders JPMorgan to explain withholding emails | Reuters: (Reuters) - "A U.S. judge has ordered JPMorgan Chase & Co to explain why the court should not force the bank to turn over 25 internal emails demanded as part of an investigation into whether it manipulated electricity markets in California and the Midwest."

Chatsworth's Old Master stroke: unseen drawings revealed – in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

Chatsworth's Old Master stroke: unseen drawings revealed – in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

Israeli reporter who exposed military secrets avoids jail | World news | guardian.co.uk

Israeli reporter who exposed military secrets avoids jail | World news | guardian.co.uk

Barclays turmoil could lead to downgrade, Moody's warns | Business | guardian.co.uk

Barclays turmoil could lead to downgrade, Moody's warns | Business | guardian.co.uk

#MicCheckWallStreet drops $5000 from a hotel in Seattle - YouTube

#MicCheckWallStreet drops $5000 from a hotel in Seattle - YouTube:

Syria File

Syria File

Trio of top central banks leap into action in sign of alarm | Reuters

Trio of top central banks leap into action in sign of alarm | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China, Europe and Britain loosened monetary policy in the space of less than an hour on Thursday, signaling a growing level of alarm about the world economy, although suggestions of coordinated action were played down."

Top banks say they not too big to fail | Reuters

Top banks say they not too big to fail | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Nine of the largest global banks on Tuesday expressed confidence they can be salvaged or dismantled without taxpayer bailouts if they became insolvent, as U.S. regulators released public portions of these banks' "living wills"."

Palestinians: Arafat's body can be exhumed over poison claim | Reuters

Palestinians: Arafat's body can be exhumed over poison claim | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Palestinian Authority agreed on Wednesday to the exhumation of Yasser Arafat's body after new allegations that he was poisoned with the radioactive element polonium-210 in 2004."

It's a boson: Higgs quest bears new particle | Reuters

It's a boson: Higgs quest bears new particle | Reuters

Evidence of a US judicial vendetta against WikiLeaks activists mounts | Birgitta J�nsd�ttir | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Evidence of a US judicial vendetta against WikiLeaks activists mounts | Birgitta J�nsd�ttir | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Iceland's government warns me not to visit the US, which tried to hack my Twitter account: Julian Assange has legitimate fears"

Chicago to get hyper-connected under Rahm Emanuel's grand Wi-Fi plan | World news | guardian.co.uk

Chicago to get hyper-connected under Rahm Emanuel's grand Wi-Fi plan | World news | guardian.co.uk

Tests hint at possible Arafat poisoning - What Killed Arafat? - Al Jazeera English

Tests hint at possible Arafat poisoning - What Killed Arafat? - Al Jazeera English

IMF admits US recovery is 'tepid' but urges Obama to avoid drastic cuts | Business | guardian.co.uk

IMF admits US recovery is 'tepid' but urges Obama to avoid drastic cuts | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Christine Lagarde delivers gloomy forecast for president, but says attempts to cut spending too quickly would be 'excessive'"

Best evidence yet found for God particle: U.S. physicists | Reuters

Best evidence yet found for God particle: U.S. physicists | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Physicists at a U.S. laboratory said on Monday they have come tantalizingly close to proving the existence of the elusive subatomic Higgs boson - often called the "God particle" because it may bring mass and order to the universe."

Syria running torture center network: rights group | Reuters

Syria running torture center network: rights group | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Syrian intelligence agencies are running a network of torture centers across the country where detainees are beaten with batons and cables, burned with acid and sexually assaulted, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Tuesday."

Insight: Under siege: Stop and frisk polarizes New York | Reuters

Insight: Under siege: Stop and frisk polarizes New York | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Telly Hudgins has been stopped and frisked by the police too many times to count in the Brownsville, New York, public housing project where he lives. One occasion sticks in his memory. "I had my pajamas on and my slippers on and I'm emptying my garbage" at the trash chute. "They asked me for ID to prove I lived there. Who walks around in their pajamas with ID?" asked the black, 35-year-old counselor for the mentally handicapped. He says he complained about the search and was issued a summons for disorderly conduct."

Want to keep AC on? Bury power lines - CNN.com

Want to keep AC on? Bury power lines - CNN.com

Danger Zone: Ageing Nuclear Reactors - People & Power - Al Jazeera English

Danger Zone: Ageing Nuclear Reactors - People & Power - Al Jazeera English

Drugs use map of the world | News | guardian.co.uk

Drugs use map of the world | News | guardian.co.uk

Iraqi parliament refuses to accept nationals deported from Europe | World news | guardian.co.uk

Iraqi parliament refuses to accept nationals deported from Europe | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Baghdad bans forced return of deportees and threatens to fine airlines that carry failed asylum seekers"

Manufacturing growth slowest in 18 months: Markit | Reuters

Manufacturing growth slowest in 18 months: Markit | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The U.S. manufacturing sector grew in June at its most sluggish rate in 18 months as the pace of output, hiring and new orders all slowed, an industry survey showed on Monday."

GlaxoSmithKline settles healthcare fraud case for $3 billion | Reuters

GlaxoSmithKline settles healthcare fraud case for $3 billion | Reuters: (Reuters) - "GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges and pay $3 billion to settle the largest case of healthcare fraud in U.S. history."

US drone strike kills eight suspected militants in Pakistan | World news | guardian.co.uk

US drone strike kills eight suspected militants in Pakistan | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Attack near Afghan border comes despite demands from Islamabad that America end its controversial drone programme"

Barclays chairman to quit; Libor discussed with BoE | Reuters

Barclays chairman to quit; Libor discussed with BoE | Reuters: Reuters) - "Barclays Plc (BARC.L) Chairman Marcus Agius is set to quit on Monday as the interest rate rigging scandal takes its first major scalp and threatens to widen to other banks, raising questions about the involvement of the Bank of England."

Radiation Spread in Pacific from Fukushima 2012 - YouTube

Radiation Spread in Pacific from Fukushima 2012 - YouTube:

Fukushima operators fix cooling to spent fuel - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Fukushima operators fix cooling to spent fuel - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Small amount of cesium detected in Fukushima children's urine

Small amount of cesium detected in Fukushima children's urine

Teen violin star is Venezuela's youngest conductor | Reuters

Teen violin star is Venezuela's youngest conductor | Reuters: (Reuters) - "At 2 years old, he was given his first musical instrument: a "cuatro," or small four-string guitar. At 8, he cried with emotion at a brass band concert."