Seventy lead codices turned up five years ago in a remote cave in eastern Jordan, a region where early Christian believers may have fled after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE. The codices appear to date from the 1st century CE, which may include key clues to the last days of [...]
The U.S. government said Wednesday that traces of radiation have been found in milk in Washington state, but said the amounts are far too low to trigger any public-health concern.
J.P. Morgan Chase [JPM 46.249 -0.201 (-0.43%) ] and other banks are trying to recoup approximately $30 billion a year in lost overdraft fee income by testing $5 ATM fees, Consumer Action spokesman Joe Ridout told CNBC.
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These banks have [...]
Google is exercising more control over what partners and carriers can do to the Android mobile operating system, reports Bloomberg Businessweek after speaking with a dozen or so executives of key companies in the Android ecosystem. Going forward, all licensees will have to submit their plans for Google’s approval, including those for new partnerships, plans [...]
Workers at the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan say they expect to die from radiation sickness as a result of their efforts to bring the reactors under control, the mother of one of the men tells Fox News.
The so-called Fukushima 50, the team of brave plant workers struggling to prevent [...]
Ever since Google introduced the Android mobile OS to the world in the fall of 2008, the company has advocated an open-source approach to its development and implementation. On one hand, this attitude helped fuel Android’s auspicious growth. On the other hand, it also resulted in a fragmented OS. Now, Google is [...]
Libya’s rebel forces continued to struggle against Muammar Qaddafi’s superior firepower on the ground, as the United States and other allies consider whether to supply them with weapons.
The rebels have given up nearly all the ground they have gained after allied airstrikes took out some of Qaddafi’s heavy weapons. Now government forces are changing [...]
U.S. forces handed over command of air operations in Libya to NATO early Thursday, just as reports emerged that Central Intelligence Agency operatives are on the ground there gathering intelligence for air strikes and on the rebels fighting against Muammar Qadhafi’s regime.
The official transfer of leadership puts in NATO’s hands control of the no-fly zone [...]
MANDURIA, Italy — Under dark rain clouds on Tuesday afternoon, a group of about 10 immigrants hopped the thin wire fence surrounding the makeshift tent camp here and made a run for it into a silvery olive grove and the freedom of Italy beyond.
More than a year after Google said it would build a network in one lucky community that would be 100 times faster than what is available for many users today, the Internet search giant just announced its selection: Kansas City, Kan.
A Yahoo Research study found that only 20,000 people are pretty much responsible for half of all tweets on Twitter. How many of those people actually make up Twitter’s user base? Less than one percent.
Shares of homebuilders slipped Tuesday after a closely watched housing index showed that home prices are falling in most major U.S. cities.
Analysts expect further price declines heading into the summer season, which could further slow the recovery for an industry which is coming off the worst two years for home construction dating to 1959.
MONTGOMERY, ALA. — Nine Alabama hospital patients who were treated with contaminated intravenous feeding bags have died and the maker has pulled the product off the market, state health officials said Tuesday.
Ten others treated with the bags that provide nutrients through IV tubes also were sickened by the outbreak of serratia marcescens bacteria, health officials [...]
There could be less than 49 years of oil supplies left, even if demand were to remain flat according to HSBC’s senior global economist Karen Ward.
Housing prices slid in January for the sixth month in a row, putting them barely above the lows reached in the depths of the recession, according to data released Tuesday.
The Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index for 20 large cities dropped 1 percent from [...]
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Consumer confidence experienced its biggest decline in more than a year, falling sharply in March because of growing concerns about rising prices and stagnant incomes, according to a survey released Tuesday.
The nonprofit Conference Board said its consumer-confidence index dropped to 63.4 [...]
Syria’s state media say the government of Prime Minister Mohammed Naji al-Otari has resigned and the country’s president has accepted the resignations.
The reports say President Bashar al-Assad accepted the Cabinet resignations on Tuesday, following more than a week of anti-government protests.
The Associated Press says the 32-member Cabinet will continue running the country’s affairs until [...]
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are in heated battles with rebels trying to advance west toward Gadhafi’s hometown and stronghold of Sirte.
Foreign journalists said an onslaught Tuesday by the pro-Gadhafi fighters forced the rebels to retreat farther east. They reported rocket and machinegun fire near the town of Bin Jawad where rebels are [...]
It’s no secret that the mobile Internet – smart cellphones and tablets – is a hothouse blossoming with innovation. Every day these devices become more useful (some argue “essential”).
The wireless future isn’t largely about voice calls: It’s about reading (books, newspapers, magazines), shopping, and staying in touch with social networks. Coming soon will be communicating [...]
Harry & David Holdings Inc., the specialty gourmet fruit retailer known for its gift baskets, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Burdened by nearly $200 million in short- and long-term obligations, Harry & David has been battered in the recession, with customers cutting back on luxury items like gift baskets of fruits [...]
By SAM DAGHER And STEPHEN FIDLER
Rebels fighting Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime saw a revival in their fortunes Sunday as international airstrikes that started more than a week ago helped them regain territory previously lost to government forces.
MIAMI – Roberto Carmona sneaked away from his superiors disguised as a South African cowboy. While working in Namibia, the doctor donned boots and a big hat so he could slip out to the American Embassy, where he asked about qualifying for a special program for Cuban physicians that he hoped would let him defect [...]
NEW YORK – After finishing medical school in Bogota, Colombia, Maria Anjelica Montenegro did it all — obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, even surgery. By her estimate, she worked with thousands of patients.
None of that prepared her for the jobs she’s had since she moved to the United States: Sales clerk. Babysitter. Medical assistant.
That last one [...]