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Crowdsource innovator Kickstarter.com’s growing pains

Crowdsource innovator Kickstarter.com’s growing pains

Should crowd funding websites like Kickstarter have more regulation over their projects?; Credit: Michael Mandiberg/Flickr Last week the crowd funding website Kickstarter was at the center of a controversy involving a project it allowed to be funded. A dating guide for men called “Above the Game” drew criticism for its suggestions that men be overly […]

Intelligence roundup: Stellar Wind, StuxNet leak, Edward Snowden and more

Intelligence roundup: Stellar Wind, StuxNet leak, Edward Snowden and more

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s International Cyber Symposium June 27, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. Alexander addressed recent developments in the NSA’s surveillance programs during his remarks.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty […]

Guardian Newspaper: NSA snooping includes the collection of email metadata

Guardian Newspaper: NSA snooping includes the collection of email metadata

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s International Cyber Symposium June 27, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. Alexander addressed recent developments in the NSA’s surveillance programs during his remarks.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty […]

Man shoots and kills intruder in Ontario; is it a justifiable use of deadly force?

Man shoots and kills intruder in Ontario; is it a justifiable use of deadly force?

How much of a threat should an intruder pose in order to justify using deadly force?; Credit: James Thompson/Flickr Police said an apartment resident in Ontario shot and killed a man who broke into his home early Monday morning. The intruder has been identified by police as a 24-year-old Barstow man, who was drunk and […]

Supreme Court to rule on Prop 8 and DOMA

Supreme Court to rule on Prop 8 and DOMA

Television news crews gather in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington,DC on June 25, 2013.; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images It’s been almost a year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to weigh in on California’s Proposition 8. The case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, challenges California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Hand-in-hand is The Defense of […]

President Obama unveils National Climate Plan

President Obama unveils National Climate Plan

A Metrolink train stops to pick up passengers at a train station next to the Burbank Water and Power natural gas-fueled power plant on June 24, 2013 in Burbank, California. U.S. President Barack Obama in a speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday will unveil a national climate change plan for reducing carbon pollution.; Credit: Kevork […]

Is sleeping apart good for couples?

Is sleeping apart good for couples?

Could sleeping in separate beds be better for relationships?; Credit: Pam Gradwell/Flickr Whether it’s because of differing sleeping schedules, uncomfortable beds, or the classic snoring problem, more couples are asking for their own sleeping space.  National Sleep Foundation surveys have found that the number of couples who sleep in separate bedrooms is increasing. In fact, it’s […]

12 years later, Monsters University tells how it all began

12 years later, Monsters University tells how it all began

Mike Wazowski, voiced by Billy Crystal, goes to college with high hopes of graduating as a top-notch scarer. After 12 years, Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc” is releasing its prequel, “Monsters University.” Billy Crystal and John Goodman return to play Mike and Sulley, telling the story of how they became friends back in university days, that is, […]

Filmweek: World War Z, Monsters University, A Hijacking and more

Filmweek: World War Z, Monsters University, A Hijacking and more

Brad Pitt attends the “World War Z” New York Premiere on June 17, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images Larry and KPCC critics Wade Major, Henry Sheehan, and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including World War Z, Monsters University, A Hijacking and more. TGI-Filmweek! World War Z Monsters University A Hijacking […]

Interns fight back against working for free

Interns fight back against working for free

A student registers at a college career fair with jobs and internships.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images Warner Music Group is the latest company to be hit with a lawsuit by a former unpaid intern. Justin Henry filed a class action lawsuit against Warner on Monday alleging that he should have been paid for the four […]