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Google Buying Satellite
Maker Skybox For $500M

Associated Press, by Michael Liedtke

Original Article

Posted By:EagleEye, 6/10/2014 2:27:24 PM

San Francisco - Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world. The $500 million acquisition announced Tuesday initially will provide Google with the means to improve the quality and immediacy of the satellite imagery used in its digital maps. (Snip) The expansion into satellites comes two months after Google bought drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed amount. As the owner of the world’s most popular search engine and email service, Google typically benefits

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First they buy a drone manufacturer to spy on US from the clouds, and now a satellite maker from beyond them. Nothing sinister here.

      


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Google Buying Satellite
Maker Skybox For $500M
Associated Press, by Michael Liedtke    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/10/2014 2:27:24 PM     Post Reply
San Francisco - Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world. The $500 million acquisition announced Tuesday initially will provide Google with the means to improve the quality and immediacy of the satellite imagery used in its digital maps. (Snip) The expansion into satellites comes two months after Google bought drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed amount. As the owner of the world’s most popular search engine and email service, Google typically benefits

   

 

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Killing a Patient to Save His Life
New York Times, by Kate Murphy    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/9/2014 11:36:10 PM     Post Reply
Pittsburgh - Trauma patients arriving at an emergency room here after sustaining a gunshot or knife wound may find themselves enrolled in a startling medical experiment. Surgeons will drain their blood and replace it with freezing saltwater. Without heartbeat and brain activity, the patients will be clinically dead. And then the surgeons will try to save their lives. (Snip) But scientists have never tried anything like this in humans, and the unconscious patients will not be able to consent to the procedure. Indeed, the medical center has been providing free bracelets to be worn by skittish citizens here who do not want to participate

NBC to argue for dismissal
of Zimmerman lawsuit
Associated Press, by Kyle Hightower    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/9/2014 11:25:41 PM     Post Reply
Orlando, FL - The judge in George Zimmerman’s defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal is set to hear arguments on a request by the media company to dismiss the case. A hearing has been set for June 19. The case had been postponed pending the conclusion of the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder last July in the shooting death of the 17-year-old in Florida. The former neighborhood watch volunteer sued NBC in 2012, claiming he was defamed when the network edited his 911 call to police after Martin’s shooting to make it sound like he was racist.

House panel to investigate
deal that freed Bowe Bergdahl
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/9/2014 11:16:34 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The House Armed Services Committee will investigate the Obama administration´s swap of an American prisoner held for five years for five Taliban leaders that caused a political firestorm over the lack of congressional notification and fears the high-level Taliban could return to the Afghanistan battlefield. (Snip) In the week since the deal, lawmakers have raised questions about whether Bergdahl was a deserter and whether the United States gave up too much for his freedom. Republicans emerged from the Monday night session incensed that 80 to 90 people in the government knew about Bergdahl´s release ahead

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Washington Times, by Meredith Somers    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/9/2014 5:23:49 PM     Post Reply
The Washington National Cathedral is welcoming the first openly transgendered Episcopal priest to its altar this month. The Rev. Cameron Partridge, a transgendered man, is set to give the June 22 sermon at the cathedral, a fixture in the D.C. skyline and one of the nation’s most well-known houses of worship. Dean of the cathedral, the Rev. Gary Hall, said in a statement that he hopes Mr. Partridge’s presence would send a message of support for the transgender community. “We at Washington National Cathedral are striving to send a message of love and affirmation, especially to LGBT youth who suffer daily because of their gender identity or

Senators would slice
fattened pensions for brass
USA Today, by Tom Vanden Brook    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/9/2014 5:11:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Pensions for senior generals and admirals would be rolled back to ensure their retirement pay doesn´t exceed their active-duty salaries, according to a measure approved by a Senate panel. In 2007, the Pentagon sought and received authority to modify the cap that determines pensions for three- and four-star generals and admirals in an effort to retain them during war. The change boosted the pensions of some senior officers by 63%. The formula means that a four-star general or admiral retiring with 40 years of experience will receive a pension of $237,144, according to the Pentagon.

   

 

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11 Washington school administrators
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/9/2014 4:52:23 PM     Post Reply
Toppenish, WA - When school resumes in the fall in the Toppenish School District, some administrators will be armed for an added level of security. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that 11 principals, vice principals and administrators, including Supt. John Cerna, have volunteered under a program approved following the school shooting at Sandy Hook, Connecticut in December 2012. The armed administrators at Toppenish must pass background checks, obtain concealed weapons permits and receive 16 hours of training. The training includes shoot-don´t-shoot scenarios similar to the training police officers receive.

Hillary Clinton Opens Up: Could
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ABC News, by Liz Kreutz    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/9/2014 4:30:09 PM     Post Reply
In an exclusive interview with ABC´s Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton said her role in securing the American mission in Benghazi, Libya, which came under attack on Sept. 11, 2012, was to give "very direct instructions" to security experts and said she was right to defer to their judgment. (Snip) "What I did was give very direct instructions" to "the people who have the expertise and experience in security," Clinton told Sawyer, referring to her actions prior to the attack that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. "That is personal." "I'm not equipped to sit and look at blueprints,

U.S. taxpayers out $139M as
China buys failed Fisker
electric car company
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/9/2014 4:07:31 PM     Post Reply
It’s official: Taxpayers aren’t going to recoup the $139 paid into the failed Fisker Automotive company that went bankrupt because it was just bought up by a Chinese parts dealer, the Wanxiang Group. The China company bought Fisker for just over $149 million at a recent U.S. bankruptcy auction, Fox News reported. Plans are that Wanxiang will turn around and start selling the same car, albeit a bit changed model, back to U.S. markets by the end of the year. The company will also reach out to Europe for new sales, Fox News said. The company’s billionaire founder and chairman, Lu Guanqui, has been trying to enter the auto industry since

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Karachi: Karachi Airport´s old terminal was attacked by heavily armed assailants on Sunday night, Dawn News reported. The Pakistan Army spokesman has said the entire airport has been cleared and that all terrorists have been killed. At least 23 people have been reportedly killed, including security personnel. Ten terrorists were also among the dead. ISPR Spokesman Asim Bajwa said that the terrorists "were confined to two areas and eliminated." He said that weapons, live ammunition, including RPGs, were recovered from the terrorists. Bajwa said that they were wearing large packs on their bodies. The ISPR spokesman said that

Democrats don’t want
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Posted By: EagleEye- 6/8/2014 9:40:29 PM     Post Reply
A majority of Democrats say they would rather that Hillary Clinton face a competitive primary in 2016. But even in that case, they´re prepared to give her a landslide win. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 55 percent of Democratic-leaning respondents think that other Democrats should run, while 28 percent think Clinton should be unopposed and 13 percent say she shouldn´t run, period. The numbers are all the more interesting because, even as Democrats say they want a competitive primary, they really don´t see anybody actually competing with Clinton right now. Clinton gets two-thirds of the vote in a

   

 

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Delay for Obamacare website
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states to rethink options
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: EagleEye- 6/8/2014 9:30:44 PM     Post Reply
President Obama hailed the effects of his health care law this spring when 8 million Americans signed up on the individual market, but the Obamacare marketplace for small businesses remains a work in progress. The small-business exchanges, or SHOPs, were supposed to be an easy way for employers of 50 or fewer full-time workers to gain leverage in the insurance market and provide coverage options to their employees. But the federal government last year delayed online enrollment and the “consumer choice” function that would have let employers offer their workers an array of plans. Now some insurance commissioners in states



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