NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Rosario thought he'd quickly clear himself of suspicion in a New York City killing when he gave police the names of 13 people who could vouch he was in Florida when the shooting happened….
AP Top U.S. News at 1:39 p.m. EDT
OTTAWA (Reuters) – A gunman attacked Canada’s parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the first U.S. prisoner executed since a lethal injection in Arizona last month in which an inmate took nearly two hours to die….
AP Top U.S. News At 10:37 a.m. EDT
MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines set to work clearing debris, reconnecting power and rebuilding flattened houses on Thursday after a typhoon swept across the country killing 38 people, with at least eight missing, rescue officials said.
Hollywood deal for film of bin Laden killing
US film giant Columbia Pictures said Tuesday it has won the US distribution rights for a film about the killing of Osama bin Laden, to be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow.
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Obama praises CIA workers’ role in bin Laden killing
President Obama visited CIA headquarters in Langley on Friday to praise employees for their role in the operation to kill Osama bin Laden but cautioned that al-Qaeda remains a potent threat despite the demise of its leader. “You made it possible for us to achieve the most significant victory yet in our war to defeat al-Qaeda,” Obama said in his first appearance at the agency since bin Laden was …
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Google Street View Cars
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Google Street View Cars
After I was invited to speak at Google on HDR for their Authors@Google program, I visited another one of their buildings where I gave a little workshop. It was great fun! On the way over, I passed the fleet of Google Streetview cars. I set up for a shot in the awesome Mountain View afternoon skies.
I know there’s a lot of controversy over these cars. I think it’s all silly. Everyone is everywhere taking photos nowadays… whether with DSLRs, consumer cameras, or cell phones. The idea that Google can’t do what everyone else is doing in an organized way just doesn’t make any sense. I use Google street view all the time to help find my way around… it’s a huge time-saver! And, it’s super-cool on my Android phone, I must say…
From the blog at stuckincustoms.com.
Google is killing HTML5 to harm Apple iOS
One of my explanations for Google’s decision to drop native HTML5 support for H.264 is that it is a masterful bluff to secure more favorable licensing terms for H.264, but it just occurred to me that Google’s decision effectively kills HTML5 video adoption and forces video content providers to continue using Flash as the delivery mechanism for […] Google is killing HTML5 to harm Apple iOS is a …
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