North Korea has been ratcheting up the rhetoric against South Korea and the United States. Analysts say the secretive nature of the country make it difficult to judge its intentions and capabilities, however.
The trial over the melee that killed 74 people after a soccer game in the city of Port Said in early 2012 has been the source of some of the worst unrest to hit Egypt in recent weeks.
A bomb exploded near the Defense Ministry in Kabul Saturday morning as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is visiting in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility, calling it a message to the new Pentagon chief.
The senator launched a nationwide conversation when he challenged the president's pick to lead the CIA. He vowed to keep talking until the White House clarified whether it has authority to kill U.S. citizens on American soil with drones. He finally stood down, but the debate is far from over.
Noma, the Danish eatery that has won fans with its innovative and artful cuisine — and won Restaurant magazine's "World's Best Restaurant" title three times — is getting some unwelcome press, after dozens of people who ate at the Copenhagen restaurant fell sick.
The shirt was inscribed with his name, his birthdate (Sept. 11) and the popular French saying, "I am the bomb."
Jon Underwood, a British Web designer and self-named "death entrepreneur," helps people talk about the taboo topic over tea and cake. "When we acknowledge that we're going to die, it falls back on ourselves to ask the question, 'Well, in this limited time that I've got, what's important for me to do?' " Underwood says.
Uhuru Kenyatta is facing charges at the International Criminal Court. A official announcement will be made Saturday morning.
A week after a sweeping education bill was abruptly adopted by Alabama's Legislature, the legislation is on hold, with a circuit judge and the state's supreme court reviewing separate lawsuits filed over it. The bill gives tax credits to parents who move children from struggling schools to private or public schools.
Why do people in Boston get the flu when it's cold, while people in Senegal get sick when it's hot? Humidity is a big part of the explanation. But how flu spreads in the tropics and more temperate climates appears to be different.
The declaration also praised Bulgarian citizens and politicians for saving more than 48,000 Jews during the Holocaust.
There's a pretty amazing viral video on the loose showing how wealth is distributed in this country. More than 3.5 million people have watched "Wealth Inequality in America" on YouTube so far. And one of the most striking statistics from the video is this: The average CEO makes 380 times what the average worker makes.
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Friday's surprisingly good jobs report and the lowest unemployment level in four years had many economists celebrating. The president and Republican congressional leaders, not so much. Ironically, the slice of good economic news could contradict the narrative each side is using to try to shape fiscal policy.
Marketplace teamed up with The Chronicle of Higher Education to find out what exactly employers are looking for in today's college grads. On the one hand, no surprise -- they want bright, shiny degrees. Even in industries like manufacturing and retail, a four-year degree is increasingly seen as a must. But what really gets employers' bacon sizzling is work experience. And particularly, internships. Plus, the survey showed that the credential that really stands out in resumes of recent college graduates is an internship, followed closely by work experience of some kind.
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Some degree programs do require an internship or some form of experiential learning -- such as in journalism or health sciences -- but often it's up to students to get one. And grads who don't intern while at college can find it difficult to land an internship after graduating or even afford one for no pay or little money. In addition, studies show more and more job listings require a degree for work.
But even though more employers are demanding a degree, they're also saying colleges aren't doing a good enough job. What do they really want?
For instance, 31% of employers in the survey said colleges were doing a 'fair' to 'poor' job preparing what they called 'successful employees,' a sizeable minority. They said job candidates were most lacking in things like writing and communication skills, adaptability, making decisions, and problem solving. They said it's the colleges' job to teach these things. But some might argue that employers need to be doing more training on their own, especially in entry-level jobs. Nearly a third of employers in the survey told us that grads are unprepared or even very unprepared for the job search.
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U.N. peacekeepers from the Philippines were held for a third day on Friday. Meanwhile, the rebels holding them have called for government troops to leave the area.
Many elected officials say there's a link between immigration and crime, and have even passed tough anti-immigration laws as a result. But some researchers say cities with large immigrant populations boast conditions that depress crime: young families and active, bustling neighborhoods.
Ori Ingbar is about to show me something cool. He points his iPhone camera at a bottle of Pepsi Maxx. The phone sings, “Pi-pe-pe-pep Pepsi Maxx!” On camera, the Pepsi label turns into a pulsating beatbox.
“Now the whole idea is that you can actually use your own voice, your own tracks,” Ingbar explains. He makes noises with his mouth -- "Doom, cheesh! Doom, cheesh!" -- and the app records his voice and sets it to a beat. He can even scratch the bottle's label, like a turntable.
Ingbar’s company, Ogmento, developed this app for a Pepsi campaign in Israel. Advertisers like augmented reality because it makes us look at their product longer. But it can also be used to help professionals in all sorts of industries, from medicine to construction.
Imagine a building contractor pointing his iPad at a wall and instantly seeing electrical wires, pipes, and so on. “So when you’re looking for problems in a building or trying to fix something, you’d be able to see through the walls,” says Ingbar.
This is the kind of thing that excites developers at Augmented Reality New York. "ARNY" is the largest monthly meet-up of its kind in the U.S. Dima Kislovskiy is a long-time member who is developing a device for car windshields. A virtual green light appears to hover above the road, out in front of your car. When it turns left, you should too.
“You can therefore see where the road is going,” Kislovskiy explains, “past the next turn, past the next hill, beyond those next trees.
But the big event was a demonstration of a device called Meta, developed by Meron Gribetz. He asks volunteers to wear a pair of bulky black glasses. When they look through the glasses, a digital bubble appears on each fingertip.
As Gribetz puts it, “The controllers for this device are the most natural controllers for manipulating your environment, your hands and fingers and arms."
Gribetz says that Meta will be able to project computer graphics on to the real world. That means you can type on a virtual keyboard, or swipe floating screens like in the movie "Minority Report."
He promises that Meta will someday look like a pair of Ray Bans... not a View Master from the ‘70s. But he doubts that people will go the next step and wear augmented contact lenses.
“If you take the population in New York City, there’s a huge fraction of people who want to use computers but have never put that kind of invasive device in their eye,” he says.
Someday we may look back on that prediction -- through our virtual contact lenses -- and laugh.
We've invited Duncan to play a game called "Now, don't be fresh ... I just take dictation!" Three questions for the secretary of education about the education of secretaries.
Sure, the economy added 236,000 jobs last month and unemployment dropped to 7.7 percent. But questions about low wages, consumer debt and government austerity cloud the sunny picture. We look at five points economists are debating.
While the laws in some states might allow school employees to bring guns into classrooms, South Dakota is believed to be the first state to enact such a specific measure. It gives districts the right to set up "school sentinel" programs that train personnel.