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Op-Ed: 50 million people use Windows 10: Why that doesn't mean anything

Three weeks after its launch, Windows 10 is now in use by 50 million people worldwide. Although the figure sounds impressive, it's still far off the company's target of one billion Windows 10 devices in two years — something I'm not sure is possible.

TV streaming should be treated like cable operators: U.S. judge

In a landmark ruling for the world of TV broadcasting and streaming, a U.S. judge has ruled that one streaming company could be entitled to a license that would let it transmit the copyrighted content of other broadcasters over the Internet.

Microsoft creates chaos by saying Windows 10 free for Insiders

Microsoft has created online chaos by saying that Windows Insiders would be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free before seemingly retracting that offer with an updated blog post and then saying that Insiders will get 10 for free after all.

AirAsia flights from Surabaya to Singapore halted by Indonesia

Surabaya - Indonesia threatened Saturday to revoke AirAsia's permit to fly from Surabaya to Singapore in the wake of last week's loss of a jet with 162 people aboard.

Op-Ed: Website scams UK motorists to part with more money Special

London - A website has been set up for U.K. motorists who are paying their annual driving tax. The problem is, the site charges a handling fee, unlike the official government website, and it can take multiple payments, according to one concerned reader.

Norwegian gets Irish long-haul license amid union protests

Oslo - Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle said Wednesday it had obtained an Irish license for its long-haul routes, to the dismay of unions who argue it will ease the hiring of foreign staff.The company said it had already transferred the first aircraft to ...

Op-Ed: The dentist who came from hell

For most people, a visit to the dentist is a feared and traumatic experience, and most of the time some form of anesthesia is welcome. It can, however, be the wrong decision to make.

Rapper DMX jailed in South Carolina for driving without a license

Spartanburg - Authorities say the troubled rapper known as DMX was arrested and placed behind bars overnight in South Carolina for driving without a license.

A license to smoke – Professors debate smartcards for smokers

Sydney - Simon Chapman of the University of Sydney's School of Public Health recently published a paper that smokers should purchase pre-paid smartcards in order to smoke cigarettes, which would help the government gather data for anti-smoking campaigns.

Google gets first self-driven car licence

Nevada has approved Google's application for a license to test its driverless cars, the first licence of its kind in the US.

Lemonade stand with no licence causes controversy

Bethesda - The parents of children who were operating a lemonade stand without a permit near the US Open were fined $500, but after some negative publicity the fine was waived and the stand was allowed to remain open-but in another area.

Botox cleared for use for migraine treatment Special

Pharmaceutical company Allergan has announced that Botox has been cleared for the treatment of chronic migraine. The licensing of this product was given the go-ahead by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Flight attendant helps land plane at O'Hare airport

Chicago - An American Airlines flight had an unusual experience when the first officer became ill and was replaced by a flight attendant who hadn't flown a plane for 20 years. She said they worked as a team as trained and safely landed at the Chicago airport.

Doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death to keep license

Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered a lethal dose of anesthetic to pope superstar Michael Jackson, will retain his medical license until his trial begins.

US gov't changes laws for transgender passport applicants Special

Washington - The State Department announced new guidelines for issuing passports to transgender applicants. If you bring a note from your doctor that you have undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition you'll be able to get a passport to match.

Pilot flies passenger planes for 13 years without license

A Swedish air pilot was banned from flying for 12 months and fined US$ 2,400 after admitting to flying passenger planes for 13 years without a license.

Speak English, this is Alabama - learn it or leave

Montgomery - "This is Alabama; we speak English," says gubernatorial candidate Tim James. "If you want to live here, learn it." Requiring Alabama driver’s license tests in English only is a matter of public safety for the people of this state.

Mozambique launches tender for third mobile operator

The Mozambican government recently launched an international tender for the third mobile telecommunications license in the southern African country at USD 25mn.

Op-Ed: Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License

Justice of the Peace Keith Bardwell of Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana denied a marriage license to an interracial couple.

Idaho issues wolf-hunting licenses in wake of growing population

In the coming fall and winter, licensed hunters are allowed to walk into any licensed vendor in Idaho to buy a tag which allows them to kill a gray wolf roaming around in the area.

CRTC eases burden on cash-strapped Canadian networks

Canada's broadcast regulator announced a new kind of television license designed to give some of the country's cash-strapped small-market TV stations some relief in an economic downturn.

Yes America, In Dallas, It's OK To Be 12 And Strip In The Clubs

As long as you lie about your age, that is. "There's a laundry list of things we can use to deny or revoke a license, but having a 12-year-old dancing in their establishment is not one of the things that automatically enables us to revoke their license."

Farmer Sued for $375,000 For Breaking A 'Seed End User License Agreement'

Supreme Court rules that farmer must pay $375,000 in damages after he re-used the seeds from him crops to grow more soybeans... violating the seed company's "Seed End User Licensing Agreement"

Pennsylvania Wants Some eBay Sellers to Get Licensed

For anyone who has wanted to get rid of unwanted or old items over the internet, eBay has undoubtably crossed their mind. Some people, however, are too busy to go through the hassle of putting items online and going through the shipping process.

Investigators Set Up Fake Company, Obtain License For Nuclear Materials

More holes in US Security are exposed as undercover Congressional investigators set up a bogus company and obtained a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 28 days that allowed them to create a "dirty-bomb."

$600,000 to Operate a Cab in NYC

The price for a taxi cab license in NYC skyrocketed to an astronomical $600K, according to a lending company that financed the purchase.

State Recalls Anti-Bush License Plate

South Dakota's Division of Motor Vehicles has decided to rescind a vanity plate that reads 'MPEACHW' after a single reported complaint.

Microsoft’s “Shared source” license not "Shared" at all

Blogger says Microsoft's Shared Source License software is ridiculous.

11 hurt after woman, 80, on way to renew license crashes into Deerfield DMV

Woman crashes car into DMV, shortens line by 11 people.

Therapist Loses License Over Breast Massage

"Fifty-five minutes for you, 5 minutes for me -- just between friends."
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