Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 7:00 am
Microsoft announced that Hotmail — the email service with 324 million users — will transition into a web and more social version of Microsoft's Outlook.
Reuters reports that Microsoft made the announcement, as they showed off their free web version of the email program it is renowned for.
A mean-spirited tweet has landed a 17-year-old British boy in jail.
It all started when British divers Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield placed fourth in the men's synchronized 10 meter diving event.
As the BBC tells it, Daley's father was "was instrumental in helping his son become one of the world's top divers." But in 2006, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and 2011 he died.
"I'm doing it for myself and my dad," Daley, 18, told the BBC before the event. "It was both our dreams from a very young age."
Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 9:33 am
Before there was Heavy D, Chubb Rock or The Notorious B.I.G., there were the Fat Boys: Prince Markie Dee, Kool Rock-Ski and Buff Love, a.k.a. The Human Beat Box.
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Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 5:35 pm
U.S. officials consider widespread corruption one of the main barriers to a stable Afghanistan. They say it undermines support for the government and helps fuel the Taliban insurgency.
The U.S. has trained Afghan investigators and assisted in high-level corruption probes, yet the U.S. has little to show for its efforts.
The U.S. has created several task forces, including a one that's currently being set up: the Illicit Activities Initiative for Afghanistan, based in Washington.