Yellen confirmed as new head of Fed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Janet L. Yellen as the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, marking the first time that a woman has led the country’s more…

Selling social-media clicks now big business

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs more…

Spectacular crop-circle mystery solved!

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="1hMmJlajpx-hwQjI3jkFOgMx7UhVru4b" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] Crop circles remain one of the mysteries of the ages. What causes them and what do they mean? The latest spectacular example of a crop more…

Lawyers in wigs take to the picket line

by -NO AUTHOR- -- LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of British lawyers — many dressed in traditional white curled wigs and black gowns — swapped courtrooms for picket lines Monday to protest planned more…

U.S. seeks to keep dollars flowing to Nigeria

by Steve Peacock -- The successful provision of $1.2 billion in Nigerian-assistance programs requires heightened attention to the security of U.S. mission and contractor personnel, the Obama administration concluded. Increased safety is more…

GOP star's son can't get Obamacare

by Joe Kovacs -- [ooyala code="MyamVrajpwTgVkIPxfyJSzDOxRsdz-mO" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] Cheerleaders of Obamacare have claimed the state health exchange in Kentucky has been a great success story, but a U.S. senator from there begs to more…

Amazon founder has medical emergency

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, who purchased The Washington Post last year, suffered a kidney stone attack while vacationing in the Galapagos Islands over the New more…

'Breaking Bad' winner busted for drugs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NAPLESNEWS) — Ryan Carroll was the most envied “Breaking Bad” fan in the nation when he won a trip to Hollywood in September to watch the series finale more…

Malware attack hits thousands of Yahoo users

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — A malware attack hit Yahoo's advertising server over the last few days, affecting thousands of users in various countries, an Internet security firm said. In a more…