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Mon, 02/16/2015 - 15:00

Audie Cornish speaks with reporter Mike Riley, who covers cybersecurity for Bloomberg Businessweek, about how hackers have infiltrated over 100 banks worldwide over the past two years.

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 15:00

Egypt is conducting airstrikes on positions held by the self-declared Islamic State in Libya, in response to a video apparently showing the militants' beheading of Egyptians on the Libyan coast.

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 15:00

Drone enthusiasts are generally pleased with the long-awaited regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday. They had feared the government would make them go to flight school.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis gives a press conference on Monday at the end of an Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the European Council in Brussels.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 14:42

Four hours after they started, both parties walked out of the talks and reiterated their hard lines. Now, Greece's membership in the currency bloc is in question.

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:37

According to a security company, hackers kept tabs on bank employees, transferred funds and then sent commands to ATMs to dispense cash at pre-determined times.

This unpopular president is perhaps best known for signing the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed for the capture and return of runaway slaves.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:16

They've all helped create our nation, but do you know who they are?

A woman walks through blowing snow in East Boston. New England remained bitterly cold Monday after the region's fourth winter storm in a month blew through.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:26

After the storm rakes its way across the South and Mid-Atlantic, it will likely take aim at New England, which has already experienced a record-setting winter.

A man mourns for the Egyptian Coptic Christians killed by the Islamic State, outside the Virgin Mary church in el-Aour, south of Cairo, on Monday.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:58

On Sunday, the Islamic State released a video that purported to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been kidnapped. Libya joined Egypt in the strikes.

Jimmy Underhill, drone technician for Agribotix, holds a drone at a farm in rural Weld County, Colorado.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 05:17

At farm shows across the country, drones have become as ubiquitous as tractors. Drone flights are mostly banned in the U.S., but on Sunday the FAA released long-awaited draft rules.

Alfafar, a suburb of Valencia, Spain, is suffering from a poor economy and high unemployment. A quarter of homes are abandoned. Here, a cafe is still open on the ground floor of an abandoned municipal building in Alfafar's Orba neighborhood, but upper floors used to house shops. A pair of Spanish architects hopes to revitalize the high-density housing in this working-class area.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 03:56

From urban high-density housing to rural communal living, Europeans are using the principle of co-housing — in which neighbors share space and resources, depending on their needs.

Danielle Boshers, Anna Garcia and Chris Reynolds say the University of Michigan could do a better job welcoming first-generation students to campus.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:46

When students are the first in their family to go to college, they often feel out of place. Many say they need more help from their schools.

Medical Park Hospital's patients tend to be pretty happy customers, leading to thousands of dollars in rewards from Medicare.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:44

The Affordable Care Act made sure that hospitals scoring well on patient satisfaction surveys are paid more by Medicare. But some say that gives small, boutique hospitals an unfair edge.

Eastman Chemical went a step beyond calling Tritan plastic BPA-free, setting off a legal challenge.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 02:42

In 2007, a plastic called Tritan became a hit, partly because it was free of the chemical BPA. Then a competitor began suggesting that Tritan products contained other chemicals that act like estrogen.

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 16:07

The Federal Aviation Administration has unveiled a long-awaited proposal for rules governing the use of small drones. If approved, the rules could expand the use of drones throughout the country.

Before a Lakers game this season, Adrián García Márquez and the rest of the TWC Deportes crew tapes a pre-game intro.
Sun, 02/15/2015 - 16:07

How do you become a sportscaster when you've never done it before? Adrián García Márquez, now La Voz De Los Lakers, faked a demo tape with the help of a Sega console and FIFA '95.

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