A man who lost his finger in an accident developed a prosthetic finger that gives full functionality to the wearer.
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NSA debate shifts in favor of surveillance limits
In a sharp and unexpected shift, the national debate over U.S. government surveillance seems to be turning in favor of reining in the National Security Agency’s expansive spying powers at home and abroad.
DHS removed more than 368,000 immigrants in 2013
The Obama administration removed 368,644 immigrants from the country last year.
Vegan leather, faux fur are hot holiday gifts
Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment.
How Fed’s pullback of stimulus could affect you
Consumers will likely pay more for home loans. Savers may earn a few more dollars on CDs and Treasurys. Banks could profit. Investors may get squeezed.
Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug convictions
President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates.
Target security breach affects up to 40M cards
Target’s data-security nightmare threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company’s busiest time of year.
Theatergoer: 'I started hearing noises, screaming’
Scott Daniels, an American tourist from the Dallas area, was in the audience Thursday night when the Apollo Theatre partially collapsed, injuring more than 80 people. In an interview with The Associated Press from his hotel room, Daniels recounted his experience (edited for clarity):
Over 75 injured in partial London theater collapse
Hunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night. More than 75 people were injured — seven seriously, authorities said.
Lawyer: Indian housekeeper did not extort money
The Indian housekeeper worked from morning until late at night, seven days week, for less than $3 an hour taking care of the two children of a diplomat. Unable to get a better deal, she made sure the children were cared for one day and walked out, her lawyer said Thursday.
Pa. pastor defrocked after performing gay wedding
The United Methodist church defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday for violating doctrine by officiating his son’s gay marriage, leaving the minister shocked and upset that he could be punished for an “act of love.”
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