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"In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognizing his achievements is unacceptable," says Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.
But Dylan in a statement said he doesn't see himself as "covering these songs in any way." Instead, he said he and his band are "uncovering them." Shadows in the Night will be released Feb. 3
The staff's goal was to reduce the prescription of antipsychotic drugs by 20 percent. In the first year, they cut use by 97 percent. How? By addressing the real reasons for agitation and aggression.
When the next session of Congress begins in January, it will be the first in more than 60 years without a veteran of World War II. It's a generation that dominated the House and Senate for decades.
More than two weeks have passed since hackers virtually paralyzed Sony Pictures and traumatized thousands of workers by dumping their personal information all over the Internet.
The data includes such sensitive information as Social Security numbers and salaries. Several of Sony's unreleased films were leaked following the hack attack. Cleaning up the mess could cost Sony hundreds of millions. But, as is almost always the case, Sony's loss will be someone else's gain. An entire industry has sprung up around cyber crime as individuals and companies try to protect information.
Gartner research analyst Avivah Litan says the companies profiting now are those that can quickly detect and contain breaches, rather than prevent them. Entire industries are spending widely to protect themselves. Julie Conroy, research director for Aite Group's retail banking group, says the hacking of tens of millions of credit cards from Target last year spurred the coming shift to the more-secure "chip."
Sasha Romanosky, who researches the economics of data security, says insurance companies are the big winners. Premiums for "cyberinsurance" have risen from next to nothing five years ago to an estimated $2 billion this year.
Cho Hyun-ah, whose family runs Korean Air, forced a Korea-bound jet to return to a New York terminal so she could eject its cabin crew chief over the presentation of macadamia nuts.
The decision is a major victory for retail enterprises and manufacturing businesses that could have been on the hook for billions of dollars in back pay for time spent in security screenings.
The Senate's report says CIA interrogators used methods such as rectal infusion and waterboarding on detainees. The report says the techniques were ineffective, a point the agency disputes.
FX's biker drama Sons of Anarchy airs its final episode tonight, capping a seven-season run. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says cable's most macho series succeeded by finding strong roles for women.
With the start of hunting season, wildlife managers are tackling the overabundance of deer in parks around the country. Some of that meat is being salvaged and processed to distribute to the hungry.
The Senate Intelligence Committee found that the detainee that provided key information did so before he was submitted to enhanced interrogation. The CIA questions that account.