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Phone surveillance in 2017: Are you being watched?

Phone tracking is now easier than ever using off-the-shelf software that anyone can buy. As Congress introduces a bill to require a warrant for the mobile tracking of Americans, over 80 percent of the population say they are concerned about being watched.

U.S. agents demand IDs from all passengers on domestic flight

New York - In a highly unusual move, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in New York ordered passengers disembarking from a domestic flight on Wednesday to show their identification.

Review: David Duchovny disappoints at The Paramount in New York Special

Huntington - On Feb. 23, actor David Duchovny (from 'Californication' and 'The X-Files') performed at the Paramount in Huntington on Long Island with his band, for a very poor turnout.

Trump badmouths Sweden, Germany, Paris

Oxon Hill - US President Donald Trump intensified his verbal attacks on Sweden, France and Germany Friday, painting swaths of Europe as a jihadist-infested hellscape.

Top US commander for Mideast in secret Syria trip: alliance

Kamishli - The top US military commander for the Middle East made a secret trip to northern Syria to meet a US-backed alliance fighting the Islamic State group, the alliance's spokesman said.

Verbling launches new apps to let you learn languages on the go

Y Combinator-backed language learning startup Verbling has launched new mobile apps designed to help you get started in a foreign language. Unlike rival apps, Verbling connects you to real language tutors so you can make actual conversation.

Supporters gather for Mugabe's lavish birthday party

City - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 this week, celebrates his birthday on Saturday with a lavish party attended by thousands of loyalists outside the second city of Bulawayo.

Pele's son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

S - The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

Dakota pipeline set to begin operations as 47 protesters arrested

According to papers filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, the Dakota Access Pipeline should begin operations within two weeks, now that drilling under Lake Oahe has been completed.

Trump's Russia reset on hold as White House adds anti-Moscow hawks

Washington - President Donald Trump came to the White House promising a radical reset of US-Russia relations after years of rising tensions under his predecessor.

NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight

Miami - The US space agency said it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon.

Op-Ed: Rival Libyan militias engage in fierce clashes in Tripoli

Tripoli - The clashes are said to be between the Deterrent Forces led by Eghnaiwa Al-Kiki and the forces of the Al-Burki battalion. The Libyan Red Crescent(LRC) said that its efforts to communicate with both sides failed.

Pancreas 'regenerated' through fasting diet

A new U.S. study has found that a major organ - the pancreas - can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet. This could be of potential benefit to those with diabetes.

Russia to veto Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

New York - Russia vowed Friday to use its veto to block a proposed UN resolution drafted by the United States, France and Britain that would impose sanctions on Syria for the use of chemical weapons.

Two Indians shot, one fatally, in possible Kansas hate crime

Olathe - A Kansas man allegedly mistook a pair of Indian-born engineers relaxing in a suburban Kansas City bar for Middle Easterners and told them to "get out of my country" before he shot them both, one of them fatally, on Wednesday.

CDC — Drug overdose deaths have more than doubled since 1999

Atlanta - New figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have more than doubled since 1999, with a sharp spike in heroin overdose deaths.

Ex-CIA agent convicted in rendition case arrested in Portugal

Lisbon - A former Central Intelligence Agency agent wanted in Italy after being convicted of illegally kidnapping an Egyptian cleric who was sent to Egypt under the Bush-era extraordinary rendition program has been arrested in Portugal.

Dow Jones hits record high for 11th straight session

At the end of the week the key Dow Jones Index(DJI) of stocks in the United States closed up for the eleventh day in a row. In Canada, however, the S&P/ TSX plunged almost 250 points.

Op-Ed: New book shows that the 1950s were not all "Happy Days" Special

When people here in the United States think of the 1950s they usually think of the music, the styles and the post-WWII prosperity that accompanied the 'Baby Boomer generation'

Op-Ed: Ross theater director muses over local production of "Bus Stop" Special

Ross - The idea of clearing out an old barn and putting on a show is not just something made up in movies like in the MGM Andy Hardy series with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. This is so in Ross Valley; less than a 30 minute drive from San Francisco.
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