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Debate over expanding deportation powers

Since 2004, the agency has been authorized to bypass immigration courts only for immigrants who had been living in the country illegally for less than two weeks and were apprehended within 100 miles of the [Read entire story]

Russian malware threatens power systems

Hackers allied with the Russian government have devised a cyberweapon that has the potential to be the most disruptive yet against electric systems that Americans depend on for daily life, according to U.S. [Read entire story]

Facebook’s awkward position: What counts as a tragedy?

[...] Safety Check, a much touted Facebook tool designed to make it easier to tell friends and family members you’re OK during a crisis, was not turned on after an apparent terrorist attack struck the capital of one of [Read entire story]

Now watch Periscope streams directly in Twitter feeds

Twitter users can now post and view Periscope video feeds directly from their main streams, making it easier for the average Twitter user to see the live video feeds from Periscope users. According to Twitter, the [Read entire story]

‘NCIS’ fans mourn loss of DiNozzo even as TV industry shrugs

When Don Draper enjoyed his “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” moment of Zen last year, 4.6 million people tuned in — a record for the AMC series “Mad Men.” [...] this article is not about prestige dramas [Read entire story]

Apple’s App Store made $1.1 billion over the holidays

In terms of top-grossers, Apple also noted that games and subscription apps did the best, mentioning “Clash of Clans,” “Monster Strike,” Game of War: Citing a new Progressive Policy Institute report by Michael [Read entire story]

Apple’s App Store made $1.1 billion over the holidays

In terms of top-grossers, Apple also noted that games and subscription apps did the best, mentioning “Clash of Clans,” “Monster Strike,” Game of War: Citing a new Progressive Policy Institute report by Michael [Read entire story]

Golfing with Trump won’t sway Samuel Jackson’s vote

Samuel L. Jackson stepped right into that situation while making the rounds to promote his new Quentin Tarantino film, “The Hateful Eight,” because he has socialized with Trump on the golf course. At the end of a [Read entire story]

How voicing BB-8 caps a stellar year for Bill Hader’s pipes

Two years ago on “Conan,” Hader — while doing his comic impressions of dying Star Wars characters — half-joked that he “cornered” J.J. Abrams and told the “Force Awakens” director that he would do any [Read entire story]

Google quantum computer could launch AI arms race

[...] Google refers to its work being carried out at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View as “quantum artificial intelligence.” Because of the specifics of how Google’s quantum computer works — a [Read entire story]

Retailers ring up healthy sales this holiday season

The holiday shopping season isn’t quite over for retailers, with millions of customers expected to hit stores and websites this week to redeem gift cards and to treat themselves to steeply discounted [Read entire story]

Is T-Mobile degrading online videos? YouTube thinks so.

When T-Mobile introduced a feature last month that let customers stream unlimited Netflix, HBO and Hulu over their data plans, there was a notable partner missing: In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, a YouTube [Read entire story]

It may soon be easier to sneak Airbnb guests past the doorman

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that major landlords like Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities have been chatting with the home-share site about revenue-sharing models in which they might allow tenants [Read entire story]

Restaurants change how tips work, and waiters are furious

In response to a request for comment on the campaign, a TGI Fridays spokesperson said, “We try to offer our people competitive pay, and we’ll continue to evaluate our compensation model.” Darden Restaurants says [Read entire story]

B8ta is a store that displays connected gadgets

The next several years are expected to bring explosive growth for the Internet of Things — items such as smart thermostats, sleep trackers and interactive kids’ toys that are connected to the Web. Plenty of [Read entire story]

What a Fed rate hike could mean to mortgage borrowers

Back in the early 2000s, after the tech bubble burst, the Fed dropped its benchmark rate to 1 percent. [...] of the central bank’s first increase, the interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was around 6.3 [Read entire story]

Most Millennials would gladly settle for a steady job

The survey, conducted by the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics in collaboration with the Washington Post, also shows Americans ages 18 to 29 are less than impressed with technological wonders and business [Read entire story]

Google chief of self-driving cars downplays ‘trolley problem’

Do you flip a switch and divert a trolley from killing two people, so that it instead kills only one person? Should a self-driving car veer away from the pedestrians in a crosswalk with a baby stroller and instead hit a [Read entire story]

Why women still lag behind men in retirement savings

Overall, the women studied saved 7 percent of their salary in retirement savings accounts, compared to the 6.8 percent of pay saved by men. Saving rates increased with earnings, but at every income level, women saved a [Read entire story]

200,000 Comcast accounts put up for sale online

Comcast is being forced to reset the passwords of roughly 200,000 customers after their account information wound up for sale on a shadowy website, the company has confirmed. Comcast said Monday that it wasn’t hacked, [Read entire story]