The influential consulting firm McKinsey & Company caused quite a stir when it published an article last week predicting that nearly a third of employers "will definitely or probably stop offering" health insurance to their workers after 2014.
Keith Mularski doesn't look like someone with a lot of secrets. He has this aw-shucks demeanor, like an overgrown kid in a business suit.
But back in 2005, his first assignment with the cybercrime division at the FBI was to hang out on the underground sites where stolen credit cards are bought and sold. By 2006, he would be running one of the biggest underground sites on the Internet.
In an interview, the University of New Mexico football player arrested after wearing sagging pants disputed the version of events put forth by police. As we reported yesterday, San Francisco police said DeShon Marman was asked by an airline employee and by police to pull up his pants. They say he refused, so they kicked him off a plane at San Francisco International Airport and Marman ended up in jail.
This image from April 27 shows a series of tornadoes forming over Alabama and Mississippi. Captured from a satellite orbiting located at a fixed location above earth, images like these help track trends in weather patterns. Another set of polar-orbiting satellites are useful for long-term forecast predictions.
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Satellites that orbit over the north and south poles helped predict the amount of snowfall that hit the eastern U.S. in the February 2010 blizzard known as "Snowmageddon." Without that data, the director of the National Weather Service says, forecasters would have underestimated the snowfall by 50 percent. Budget cuts are threatening the satellite program.
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Government officials are forecasting a turbulent future for the nation's weather satellite program.
Federal budget cuts are threatening to leave the U.S. without some critical satellites, the officials say, and that could mean less accurate warnings about events like tornadoes and blizzards. In particular, officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric are concerned about satellites that orbit over the earth's poles rather than remaining over a fixed spot along the equator.
Iraqi refugees Waad Alwan (left) and Mohanad Hammadi were arrested May 25 in Kentucky for allegedly conspiring to aid al-Qaida. If convicted on all charges, each could face life in prison.
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The case of two Iraqi refugees captured in Kentucky after an FBI sting operation is reigniting the political debate over where to bring terrorists to justice.
Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says the men pose a danger to the people in his state and he wants them sent to Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. detention facility in Cuba. But, Justice Department leaders say the real danger is fear-mongering by politicians.