Brazil has turned to tech as a way to stem rampant logging in its Amazonian rainforests, but instead of logging less wood, "creative" logging companies simply hired hackers to make their permits look legal.
A Clackamas County, Ore., couple accused of letting their infant daughter die by relying on prayer, rather than medicine, today asked that the charges be dropped, arguing that they infringe on their freedom of religion and their right to raise their children in their own way.
U.S. military interrogators have often blasted music at detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. According to the British law group Reprieve, these are among the songs they have used most frequently
There are many people who really, sincerely believe that “global solutions” are essential to solving many of the world’s problems. Such people fail to understand that, first of all, central planning does not work.
Some 130 women were held prisoner, some in dog cages, at a Ho Chi Minh City brothel, forced to work as prostitutes 18 hours per day, local media reports say.
Sony has announced plans to cut 8,000 electronics jobs - 5% of the division - as well as shutting 10% of its manufacturing sites. The company said the jobs would be cut by April 2010, but did not say in which countries the staff would go.
A man died early Tuesday morning after Minneapolis police used a Taser on him during a confrontation. Police used a Taser to subdue the man when he fought with officers who were trying to arrest him in the street. When police noticed the man was having an apparent medical problem, he was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died.
A WOMAN who donated $65,000 to buy her local fire brigade a new engine has watched her multi-million dollar house burn to the ground.
Swiss philanthropist and sometime resident of Deepwater in central Queensland, Annemarie Geckeler donated the fire engine but it and five others couldn't save the 79-year-old's home.
U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch accepted a sweetened $50 billion takeover bid from Belgium-based InBev, creating the world's largest beer maker. InBev, which makes Stella Artois and Beck's, agreed to pay $70 per share for the maker of Budweiser.
An investigator works through desecrated tombs in the Muslim section of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette military cemetery near Arras, northern France, Monday Dec. 8, 2008. Officials said several hundred tombs of Muslim soldiers who fought in World War I were desecrated in northern France in an act the French president denounces as "repugnant racism".