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13 plead guilty to attacking Paypal servers

December 10, 2013 1:02 pm

Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to helping briefly disable online payment service provider Paypal as part of a protest that authorities say was organized by the hacking group Anonymous. Ten of the defendants pleaded guilty Thursday to felony and misdemeanor charges of intentionally damaging a protected computer. If they stay out of legal trouble, the […]

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Can Viagra Alleviate Menstrual Cramps?

December 10, 2013 12:58 pm

Researchers say the erectile dysfunction drug can alleviate menstrual cramps.

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Eastern Snowstorm Brings Closures, Delays

December 10, 2013 12:56 pm

A snowstorm caused widespread school and government closures in the nation's capital and elsewhere along the Eastern seaboard. More nuisance than menace, the storm was timed to hit morning and afternoon commutes in the Northeast. (Dec. 10)

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Underground vault explodes into fireball in Oakland

December 10, 2013 12:51 pm

Crews have shut off the flow of gas to a 4-inch pipeline that ruptured in a neighborhood in the Oakland hills Tuesday morning, sparking an underground fire that burned for hours and caused the evacuation of nearby homes. The one-alarm fire was reported at Golf Links Road and Fontaine Street at 8:24 a.m., Oakland fire […]

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Underground pipeline explodes into fireball in Oakland

December 10, 2013 12:51 pm

Crews have shut off the flow of gas to a 4-inch pipeline that ruptured in a neighborhood in the Oakland hills Tuesday morning, sparking an underground fire that burned for hours and caused the evacuation of nearby homes. The one-alarm fire was reported at Golf Links Road and Fontaine Street at 8:24 a.m., Oakland fire […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Start All-Electric Racing Team

December 10, 2013 12:47 pm

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has teamed up with Venturi Automobiles to create the tenth team on the Formula E racing circuit.

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Tech Giants Link to Fight NSA Surveillance

December 10, 2013 12:09 pm

Eight U.S. technology giants are making a joint appeal to reform government surveillance activities, following a stream of disclosures about actions by the National Security Agency, Rolfe Winkler reports. Photo: Getty Images.

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Moon: ´South Africa Has Lost a Hero´

December 10, 2013 12:09 pm

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon praised former South African President Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa. Moon said Manela was the greatest kind of teacher because he taught by example. (Dec. 10)

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Scientists Restore Functionality in Brain-Damaged Rats

December 10, 2013 12:09 pm

When challenged to gather food from behind a barrier, a healthy rat uses its brain to great effect. But when part of the rat's brain is injured, the neural circuit delivering instructions to the front legs breaks down and the animal struggles. It's brain no longer communicates properly with the forelimbs.

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Search Intensifies for Six Missing in Nevada

December 10, 2013 11:55 am

Rescue teams fighting bitter cold temperatures plan to expand their search for a couple and four young members of their families who have been missing since Sunday, when they went to play in the snow in the mountains of northwest Nevada. (D…

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