US Ports May Be Open to Cyberthreats

According to a report written by Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who serves in the Coast Guard Office of Congressional Affairs, US ports are wide open to a cyberattack. Read more »

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Maine senators: Give wounded vets free national park access

Maine's senators say Congress should pass legislation that would make many veterans eligible for a free lifetime pass allowing entry to national parks.
7 hours 3 min ago

Chinese military conducts training drill near Myanmar border

China has conducted military exercises near its border with Myanmar, where fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic rebels has flared in recent months.
7 hours 5 min ago

Creating a lithium ion battery that won’t catch fire

American Lithium Energy, , which mostly supplies batteries to the U.S. military, believes it has come up with technology to improve safety in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries — the power source for a growing number of electronic gadgets.
7 hours 7 min ago

Chicago police find rifle in stroller, handgun and ammo in diaper bag

A Chicago woman was arrested after police said they found a loaded rifle wrapped in blankets in a stroller she was pushing and a handgun with extra ammunition tucked into a diaper bag in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
7 hours 11 min ago

Living in no man’s land along the border

Greg Garcia and his family live in the U.S., but on the other side of a border fence built in the Rio Grande Valley over the past decade. There are sections where the fence sits up to a mile from the border, on the U.S. side. An entire ecosystem sits behind the fence: wildlife refuges, birding trails, thousands of acres of farmland, cemeteries, soccer fields and homes where families such as the Garcias live.
7 hours 25 min ago

Curator shines light on art and the culture wars

Culture is a weapon — a pretty effective one at that. And it’s a topic that New York-based curator Nato Thompson takes on in his book “Culture as Weapon,” which explores the ways the tools of culture are deployed to do everything from sell iPhones to wage war.
7 hours 45 min ago