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Little antenna, big debate: Tech firm takes its fight to the Supreme Court

Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:15
“Remember TV rabbit ears?… Aereo is a modern version.” Broadcasters say Aereo’s service amounts to theft. "They don't talk to me. They only talk through lawyers," Kanojia told Couric, when asked how the network honchos who are suing him feel about the whole idea. News Corp. COO Chase Carey has said, "We need to be able to be fairly compensated for our content. We can't sit idly by and let an entity steal our signal.
Man's tweets gave world front-row view of Boston Marathon firefight
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:15
They were the most frantic moments of Andrew Kitzenberg’s life. The young entrepreneur had just settled down to watch TV shortly before 1 a.m. last April 19 when a barrage of gunfire rattled his quaint Boston-area neighborhood. “Pop, pop, pop,” recalls Kitzenberg, then 26. “It was really loud.” Flushed with shock, adrenaline and curiosity, Kitzenberg darted to the window. He could see two men crouched behind a black SUV on Laurel Street, 40 feet from…
Matt Bai: Democrats hark back to the politics of race
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:15
So now it's out there. After five years of studied reticence (unless they were talking privately to one another or their supporters), Democratic leaders in Washington finally went public last week with what they really think is motivating Republican opposition to Barack Obama. As Steve Israel, one of the top Democrats in Congress, told CNN's Candy Crowley, the Republican base, "to a significant extent," is "animated by racism." Just to make himself clear, Israel did…
Obamacare's impact: Differences emerge between states
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00
Two weeks after the close of open enrollment on the new Obamacare marketplaces, various surveys and studies released have given different estimates of the Affordable Care Act's impact on the uninsured. One clear finding, however, is the disparity between states that have more openly embraced the controversial health law and those that haven't. By design, the health care law gave significantly flexibility to states: Sixteen states (plus the District of Columbia) chose to build and…
Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00
View gallery This frame grab from video provided by WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tenn., shows some of the area of an exp … NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured. Rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the plant in McEwen, about 55 miles west of Nashville.
Three dead in east Ukraine, Putin warns of 'abyss'
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00
By Aleksandar Vasovic MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard overnight and Kiev said three separatists were killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-Russian uprising in east Ukraine, overshadowing crisis talks to resolve the conflict. Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats arrived for the emergency talks in Geneva, but there was little hope of any progress in resolving a crisis that has seen armed pro-Russian fighters seize whole…
Hundreds still missing in Korea ferry accident
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00
By Narae Kim JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers fought rising wind, strong waves and murky water on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenaged schoolchildren, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized more than 24 hours ago. Coastguard, navy and some private divers were operating in waters at the site of the accident, about 20 km (12 miles) off the country's southwestern coast.
UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade
Thursday, 17 April 2014 05:00
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon. The development leaves Tehran with substantially less of the 20-percent enriched uranium that it would need to for such a purpose. Uranium at that level is only a technical step away from weapons-grade material. The U.N's International Atomic Energy Agency reported the development Thursday in…
Putin urges end to blockade of Trans-Dniester
Thursday, 17 April 2014 05:00
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has urged Ukraine to reopen trade and transportation routes into Moldova's separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Russia and the Trans-Dniester authorities say that the Ukrainians have blocked transport routes to the region. Moldova has frozen ties with Trans-Dniester since the 1992 war. Ukraine has voiced fears that the Russian troops could use region as a bridgehead for invading its southern region. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border…
Low inflation is major risk in US economy - Yellen
Thursday, 17 April 2014 02:46
00 Thursday 17 April 2014 08.32 Janet Yellen said the Fed would eventually have to move to halt the risk of over-inflation, but that was not the immediate concern