Daily Archives: August 1, 2013

Tan Biónica tocará por primera vez en Montevideo el 14 de septiembre 

Según su twitter oficial, la banda porteña se estará presentando a las 20 horas en el Teatro de Verano  para presentar su último trabajo “Destinología”. 

No Death Star — Sand dunes overtaking Darth Vader’s home

PROVO — If Anakin Skywalker were a real person instead of a character in “Star Wars,” he would probably be concerned that his childhood home was being overtaken by a sand dune. Jani Radebaugh…

Bank of America may face civil charges from DOJ

Bank of America may be facing civil charges over mortgage backed securities and other mortgage-related matters.

Panel: UN reliance on private security firms grows

An expert panel called Thursday for more transparency surrounding the deepening reliance of the United Nations on private security companies for services from armed guards to police training.

Berlusconi conviction upheld; prison term sticks

For the first time in decades of criminal prosecution, a conviction against former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi finally stuck on Thursday, leaving the media mogul with a four-year prison sentence

Firefighter killed by tree is Ore. is 28th to die

A fire crew member who died Thursday when he was hit by a falling tree in Oregon while fighting a fire started by lightning became the 28th wilderness firefighter killed this year in the nation.

YouTube stars push high frame rate format online

Movie fans who were intrigued by director Peter Jackson’s use of high frame rates in "The Hobbit" are now getting a chance to see the super-clear format online.

Bus drivers begin strike in some Phoenix suburbs

Tens of thousands of bus riders in Phoenix’s sprawling eastern suburbs were left without rides to work Thursday after drivers went on strike in a dispute with the company that just took over operation

Mujica defends Uruguay’s marijuana licensing plan

Uruguay is poised to become the first nation to create a legal, regulated marijuana market, encouraging growers and sellers to produce enough pot to keep users from depending on illegal drug trafficke

Despite boom, higher costs push Big Oil into slump

New troves of oil have been found all over the globe, and oil companies are taking in around $100 for every barrel they produce. But these seemingly prosperous conditions aren’t doing much for Big Oil