A Louisiana National Guard helicopter airlifts sling load sand ...
May 10th, 2010
(AFP/Getty Images) - A Louisiana National Guard helicopter airlifts sling load sand bags into place as they create a barrier in an attempt to protect an estuary from the massive oil spill in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. In a sign Monday of growing desperation, BP contemplated plugging a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico with golf balls, tires and debris in a high-risk maneuver called a "junk shot."(AFP/Getty Images/Joe Raedle) -
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court any attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to seize its foreign business customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad. "We are committing contractually to not turning it ove... [Full Article]
Satellite images of one of North Korea's largest political prison camps suggests its inmate population is expanding, Amnesty International said Thursday in a report detailing rape and torture in the North's notorious gulag. The report by the London-based rights watchdog included rare testimony from a former camp guard, as well as from for... [Full Article]
At least one person was killed when a police helicopter plunged into a busy Glasgow pub, with the death toll set to rise Saturday as rescuers battled to find survivors. The chopper smashed into the roof of The Clutha pub, where more than 100 revellers had packed in to watch a band play on Friday night ahead of St. Andrew's Day, Scotland's... [Full Article]
Microsoft is releasing a significant update to its SkyDrive iOS app today. iPhone users will now be able to automatically upload camera photos straight to Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage. The same functionality had previously been reserved for users of Windows Phone, but Microsoft is expanding its the feature to rival platforms. The company is &... [Full Article]
LONDON (AP) - Thousands of people in Britain face a second day of flooding Friday as the country confronts its worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts roared across northern Europe. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]