BlackBerry’s upcoming Android phone leaked online

NEW DELHI: In line with recent reports, a purported render of BlackBerry's Android-powered slider smartphone, Venice, has appeared online. Evan Blass, the person behind the popular account @evleaks posted a picture that features a part of the display ...

Oceans face massive and irreversible impacts without carbon cuts – study

By 2050, the loss of coral reefs and mangroves is expected to contribute to 'substantial declines' for tropical fisheries, on which many human communities depend. Photograph: Alamy. Press Association. Friday 3 July 2015 03.55 EDT. Share on Facebook 

Microsoft focuses on battery life ahead of Windows 10 launch

Windows 10 updates are rolling out faster than ever, but don't expect many front-facing changes to the latest Insider Preview Build 10162. The latest build is the third update to the Windows 10 Insider program in as little as a week, with Microso

Sea horse’s square tail could inspire future armored robots

With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to ...

NYT Passes on Muhammed Cartoons, But Prints Condom Pope

When asked by the Examiner why the Times would happily run a several-hundred-word article on a portrait of Pope Benedict made out of condoms, currently being exhibited somewhere in Wisconsin, they explained that, unlike the Muhammed cartoon

Beatles cartoonist swings through Iowa

In the early 1960s, when a television producer asked the graphic artist Ron Campbell if he might like to make a cartoon about an upstart group called The Beatles, the artist was skeptical. "I mean, Jiminy Cricket was OK, but for the most part, insec

Pamela Geller Files Lawsuit To Get Muhammad Cartoons on D.C Metro

Pamela Geller has been unapologetic for her anti-Islamic stance ever since achieving public recognition after the American Freedom Defense Initiative came under attack for holding a Draw Muhammad cartoon contest. On Wednesday, Geller continued he

McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University

Paper that won’t publish Mohammed cartoons oddly okay with Pope portrait …

That's great, but neither were the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. Charb, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was murdered in the January terror attack, wrote a book (published posthumously) that criticized France for scapegoating Muslims immigrants for t

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in the ...

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

Aide says potential prosecution of Paxton ‘a political hit job’

Ensnarled in an investigation that threatens his new administration, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said through a spokesman that his potential prosecution on state securities violations is a “political hit job” by “inexperienced” lawyers. “Th

Illinois court asked to clarify state payments without budget

CHICAGO Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a court to determine what the state can continue to fund in an absence of an enacted budget for the fiscal year that began on Wednesday, she said on Thursday. That includes a brewing ...

Man Who Climbed White House Fence Sentenced to Time Served

A Maryland man who jumped over a White House fence and was subdued after kicking two guard dogs on the north Lawn in October on Thursday was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release, the Justice Department said. Domini

George Takei Calls Justice Clarence Thomas A ‘Clown In Blackface’ Over …

George Takei has come under fire this week for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas a “clown in blackface” over the judge's stance on marriage equality. However, the “Star Trek” actor insists that his comment was not racially motivated. During ...

US Intelligence Agencies Go Back to Old-Fashioned Paper After Massive Hacks

America's spies and HR offices are going old-school to check people for security clearances after last month's two big data breaches — they're using pen and paper. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, and the Office of Personnel ...

Perry: GOP lost ‘moral legitimacy’ by dropping appeal to black voters

Rick Perry extended an outstretched hand to black voters Thursday, criticizing his own party for championing states' rights while doing too little for civil rights. In a speech before the National Press Club in Washington, Perry appeared to ask for a ...

Obama’s Counterterrorism Policy Facing Mounting Criticism

WASHINGTON — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men i

Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion in largest insurance deal

Health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc (HUM.N) for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's (ANTM.N) No.2 insurer ...