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Hacker group vows to 'kill Facebook'
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Apparently, "Anonymous" won't be accepting your friend request. Members of the shadowy collective known for its politically motivated Web hacks and attacks are targeting Facebook for what they claim to be the social-networking giant's misuse of personal information. More

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Security to be tight at ground zero site
The Associated Press via Star Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Few New Yorkers noticed earlier this summer when a dozen police horses boarded in a stable in lower Manhattan were loaded into trailers and moved uptown. The New York Police Department relocated the horses to build a temporary staging area for 220 officers newly assigned to protect ground zero. More

Bioterror attack response and critical role of mail carriers
Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The federal departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security have announced that five U.S. metropolitan areas will receive a total of $400,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to incorporate U.S. Postal Service volunteers into plans to deliver antibiotics after an anthrax attack. More

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San Jose, Calif., maintains subsidy for employee soldiers
San Jose Mercury News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The San Jose City Council in California voted recently to continue subsidizing unlimited tours of duty for city employees called to battle as military reservists, rejecting a city audit's call for a time cap. The recent audit said extended military leaves for reservists have become a burden for a city drowning in red ink and laying off cops. More

Repairs left power grid vulnerable
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High temperatures were the driving force behind record power demand in Texas recently, but what really pushed the state electric grid to the brink of crisis was the large number of power plants that went offline because of unscheduled repairs. More

London rioting prompts fears over soccer and Olympics
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fearing for the safety of players and fans amid the rioting in London, soccer officials recently canceled two international matches and may postpone the opening weekend of the English Premier League, prompting questions about the city's ability to secure high-profile events like soccer matches and next summer's Olympics. More

Cities roll back seat-belt fines
The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you're ticketed for not wearing a seat belt in Johnson County, Mo., the fine won't hurt too much — or at least not as much as it did before July 1. Cities across the county are being forced to roll back their seat-belt fines under a new law the Kansas Legislature passed this year that bars cities from charging more than $10. More

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