Chinese Company Falling Short of Goal for California Jobs / Company Claims Chinese workers here on legal work visas are not subject to state labor laws, including the minimum wage

Monica Almeida/The New York Times An electric-powered bus built by China’s B.Y.D. By  JENNIFER MEDINA Published: October 25, 2013 LOS ANGELES — At the height of the recession, Los Angeles officials spent a year and a half wooing a Chinese high-tech business to open its North America headquarters here, with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger traveling to…

George Bush’s family emails hacked

Investigation launched into how Guccifer posted photos and personal emails of ex-US president George HW Bush online   Sam Jones guardian.co.uk, Friday 8 February 2013 07.32 EST George HW Bush: the emails were said to contain details of the state of the ex-president’s health and his family’s phone numbers. Photograph: Getty Images An investigation has…

Rise of the Machines: Autonomous killer robots ‘could be developed in 20 years’

Militaries  around the world ‘very excited’ about replacing soldiers with robots that can  act independently U.S. leads  the way with automated weapons systems, but drones still need remote control  operator authorisation to open fire Human  Rights Watch calls for worldwide ban on autonomous killing machines before  governments start using them By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED:06:06 EST,…