"Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly."
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people seeking health insurance under Obamacare more than doubled in November to around 250,000, according to a government report on Wednesday, showing the landmark healthcare law is still far from its goal of extending coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. The new tally brought the cumulative total for October and November to 365,000 people who have selected health plans in new online marketplaces set up in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Just over 800,000 have been determined eligible for government health coverage including the Medicaid program for the poor. The data reflects continued technical problems in November with the federal enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, which crashed on its October 1 launch and was subjected to weeks of emergency fixes.
Johannesburg – While millions across the globe were inspired and moved by speeches made at former President Nelson Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday, the international deaf community expressed outrage over what they say was a fake sign language interpreter. According to a report on Australian site, SBS News, deaf South African and board member of […]
Ten years after Volkswagen's legendary Beetle drove off into the sunset, the German carmaker's other main icon, the camper van, takes its leave from the world's automobile stage this month. In the vast firmament of the automobile industry, the camper van's star shines almost as brightly as that of the Beetle. The worldwide popularity of both vehicles helped VW become a global carmaker. It was the Beetle -- the Type 1 -- that gave birth to the company that is currently the world's third-biggest automaker.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic warning systems were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — World leaders bowed and prayed Wednesday before the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as South Africa's first black president.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday.
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — He survived three days in a sunken tugboat at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and was hailed as a miracle survivor, but now the Nigerian faces nightmares and questions on whether he used black magic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing catch-up with a long way to go, President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets last month picked up the dismal pace of signups, the administration reported Wednesday.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexuality, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer keeps buying startups. Hopefully she has a good plan for what to do with them.
One of Bitcoin's big supporters has plans to open a bitcoin pawn shop, so that others can get cash for their bitcoins without actually selling them. It's a business venture that plays into the idea ? popular amongst bitcoin's true believers ? that bitcoin is still in its early days and that it's still a bargain at over $900 for a virtual coin.
More than one-third of American adults now own a tablet. But a slate on its own is only so useful. Whether you want to boost protection or just simplifying the overall experience, these 13 accessories that'll help you get the most out of your tablet.
An emerging, invisible infrastructure will give designers an entirely new technological frontier to explore.
Online gamers may be what saves the U.S. from cyberattacks, if the Pentagon's research group can enlist enough volunteers.
Jaime Scatena's QR codes unlock GIFs -- pieces of art that live online and go with the viewer, while the code just hangs on a wall. (Or the internet.)
If there's one word that sums up a Nine Inch Nails concert, it's "ambitious." The band's shows are famous for their over-the-top visuals, and massive arena performances are where frontman Trent Reznor and art director Rob Sheridan can really flex their muscles, pummeling audiences with an audio-visual experience that often feels closer to a big-budget Hollywood movie than a traditional rock concert.
For the past eight years, Ernie Button has been photographing dried Scotch whisky stuck to the bottom of glasses. It seems like an odd choice of subject matter until you see the otherworldly photos.
Bolex -- one of the classic 16mm camera makers -- recently started shipping a digital video camera that's fully compatible with the most desirable vintage C-mount lenses.
Amazon's delivery drone stunt may have scored the company a publicity coup on Cyber Monday Eve. But for a truly radical vision of the future, imagine streets crawling with more earthbound machines: Amazon trucks.