'12 Years a Slave' wins best picture

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LATIMES) — “12 Years A Slave” won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night, a poignant victory for the harrowing look at slavery in the more…

Ukraine threatened by more than Russia

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – With Russian troops from its base in the Crimea effectively occupying the Crimean Peninsula, the Western-backed central government in Kyiv at the same time is facing more…

Will drone cargo ships sail 7 Seas?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Businessweek) The prospects for driverless cars and aerial drones delivering packages for Amazon.com (AMZN) made headlines in 2013. But when Oskar Levander, Rolls-Royce Holdings’ (RR/:LN) vice president for more…

Town bans booze to curb Penn State mayhem

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PENN LIVE) STATE COLLEGE – State Patty’s Day is rolling on in State College, as students and friends decked out in green are emerging from their apartments and more…

Now tea party has IRS 'bullies' on the run

by Alana Cook -- WASHINGTON – Just 24 hours before the Tea Party Patriots would testify before Congress, the IRS finally granted the group its 501(c)(4) status, but the agency continues to more…

New spy technology to spawn oil revolution

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Oilprice) The future of oil exploration lies in new technology--from massive data-processing supercomputers to 4D seismic to early-phase airborne spy technology that can pinpoint prospective reservoirs. Oil and more…