National Ghostbusters Day Is August 28. Who You Gonna Call?

National Ghostbusters Day Is August 28. Who You Gonna Call?
In honor of the 30th anniversary theatrical re-release of film Have you been waiting for just the right moment to wear your Proton Pack in public? You’re in luck: National Ghostbusters Day is August 28. The holiday is pegged to the 30th anniversary theatrical re-release of the 1984 film starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and the late Harold Ramis, according to a ...

Syrian F.M. Warns U.S. Against Airstrikes on Militants

Syrian F.M. Warns U.S. Against Airstrikes on Militants
Syria’s foreign minister has warned the U.S. not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’ consent. Walid al-Moallem says such an act “by anyone,” without the approval from President Bashar Assad’s government, would be a violation of Syrian sovereignty and would be considered an aggression. But the top Syrian diplomat also said on Monday that Syria is ...

Sony’s PlayStation Network Attacked: 9 Questions Answered

Sony’s PlayStation Network Attacked: 9 Questions Answered
A breakdown of what happened, why it happened and who's claimed responsibility to date. Sony’s PlayStation Network had a rough ride this weekend, collapsing under the brunt of a cyber attack by forces as yet unknown. While the PSN is now back, here’s a breakdown of what happened, with answers to questions. What brought the PlayStation Network down? Something called a Distributed Denial ...

Ferguson Father Wants ‘Day of Silence’ for Michael Brown Funeral

Ferguson Father Wants ‘Day of Silence’ for Michael Brown Funeral
“Please, please take a day of silence so we can lay our son to rest. Please' The father of the unarmed Missouri teenager whose shooting death at the hands of police sparked widespread protests called for peace Sunday as he and his family prepared to lay their son to rest Monday. “Please, please take a day of silence so we can lay ...

Damage from California Earthquake Could Top $1 Billion

Damage from California Earthquake Could Top $1 Billion
Strongest to strike northern California in 25 years The earthquake that struck northern California over the weekend is estimated to have caused at least $1 billion in damage and economic losses. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake was the strongest the area has experienced in 25 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS estimated the high economic loss from the widespread damage the ...

U.S. Weighs Military Action Against ISIS in Syria

U.S. Weighs Military Action Against ISIS in Syria
'If you come after Americans, we’re going to come after you wherever you are' The United States is open to the possibility of military action against Islamist militants in Syria, a top Obama Administration official said Friday, warning that the U.S. will “do what is necessary to protect Americans.” “We’ve made very clear time and again that if you come after Americans, ...

U.N. Slams World Leaders Over Inaction in Syria as Death Toll Surpasses 191,000

U.N. Slams World Leaders Over Inaction in Syria as Death Toll Surpasses 191,000
'It is scandalous that the predicament of the injured, displaced, the detained... is no longer attracting much attention' The United Nations said Friday that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria since the country’s civil war began in March 2011, as a top U.N. official lambasted the international community for its “paralysis.” The U.N. reported that 191,369 people were killed ...

4 Ways Tim Cook Has Changed Apple As CEO

4 Ways Tim Cook Has Changed Apple As CEO
When Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple’s CEO on August 24, 2011, the company’s future was anything but certain. The tech giant had become the most valuable company in the world just weeks before, thanks to a decade’s worth of wildly successful new products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad. The disruptive devices were credited almost exclusively to Jobs’ genius, ...

White House Touts Petition Site But Many Await Replies

White House Touts Petition Site But Many Await Replies
A mixed record The White House could hardly contain itself earlier this month when President Barack Obama signed a bill allowing American consumers to unlock their cell phones. The bill was driven in part by the White House’s own petition website, “We The People,” and touted as an example of a new model of citizen advocacy influencing change in Washington. “Today, President ...

Perry Stops in Washington in Wake of Indictment

Perry Stops in Washington in Wake of Indictment
Texas Gov. Rick Perry called his Aug. 15 indictment on charges that he abused power an “attack on our system of government” during a speech on immigration at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Thursday. Texas Gov. Rick Perry called his Aug. 15 indictment on charges that he abused power an “attack on our system of government” during a speech on ...