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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California. The social media giant is being sued by a woman who says her ex-boyfriend posted "revenge porn" images of her to Facebook. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma,File)

Woman sues Facebook for ex's 'revenge porn' postings

A Houston woman is suing social media giant Facebook after a compromising picture of her was posted by her ex-boyfriend on his Facebook page, opening a new legal front in the battle to aid victims of "revenge porn." Published August 3, 2014

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222, which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu. Experts say the airline industry will stay healthy despite several recent tragedies. (Associated Press)

Airlines optimistic despite a year of several tragedies

It hasn't been a good news cycle for the aviation business — a commercial plane shot down over Ukraine, the closure of Israel's main airport over terrorism fears and Wednesday's deadly crash of another plane in East Asia — but the travel-by-air business is not likely to see an economic crash landing. Published July 23, 2014

Worldwide web of challenges as U.S. cedes Internet oversight

As the Obama administration prepares to cede a key oversight role for the Internet and domain names, technology officials say the next challenge for the Web will be to ensure accountability and preserve the Internet's openness as a global communications and commerce network. Published July 22, 2014

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has taken Congress to task for its noncommittal approach to investing in the nation's aging infrastructure. Lawmakers have thus far rejected the Obama administration's efforts to pass a long-term improvement plan. (Associated Press)

Transport chief seeking long-term bill

With a major infrastructure spending bill hanging in the balance, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday compared Congress to shopping with his grandmother when she would tell him to put the toy back on the shelf because they were just browsing. Published July 21, 2014

Fort McHenry in Baltimore was where Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" and where cannon shots defended the city against the British during the War of 1812. (Associated Press)

Fort McHenry marks 'Star-Spangled Banner' 200th anniversary

"It's like the flag is speaking to you in a sense," says a Fort McHenry park ranger. The sound doesn't change over time, making it the same flapping noise American soldiers heard in 1814 when the British navy sailed up the Patapsco River to bomb Baltimore. Published July 3, 2014

** FILE ** Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. (Associated Press)

Hacking indictments won't hinder China talks, Treasury says

A nasty recent dispute with China over cybersnooping will not undermine talks between Beijing and Washington to improve economic cooperation and coordination, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday. Published July 1, 2014

**FILE** Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 25, 2014, before the Senate Committee hearing to examine the Financial Stability Oversight Council annual report to Congress. (Associated Press)

Lew: World markets can handle Iraq oil disruptions

World oil markets should be able to take the disruptions caused by the recent Iraqi violence in stride, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told a leading business group Tuesday. Published July 1, 2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses employees at the automaker's vehicle engineering center in Warren, Mich., Thursday, June 5, 2014. Barra said 15 employees have been fired and five others have been disciplined over the company's failure to disclose a defect with ignition switches that is now linked to at least 13 deaths. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Barra blames 'history of failures' for GM safety crisis

General Motors' new chief announced the dismissal of 15 employees and the creation of a compensation fund for victims of a faulty ignition switch on multiple GM models, but an internal probe of the company said the safety crisis was the result of engineering and bureaucratic mistakes and not a deliberate effort to deceive customers and regulators. Published June 5, 2014

Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen march the U.S. states and territories flags at the Navy Memorial as part of a wreath-laying to memorialize the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway, which took place June 4-7, 1942. The battle set the stage for United States victory over Japan in World War II. (U.S. Navy)

Battle of Midway veterans honored

While assigned to remove dead bodies off the USS Oklahoma and USS Oglala after Pearl Harbor, Chief Petty Officer Hank Kudzik said he couldn't imagine that, in less than six months, he would be taking part in the most decisive naval clash of World War II, the Battle of Midway. Published June 4, 2014

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, criticized the EPA's new rules targeted at cutting carbon emissions, saying that the regulations could cause coal power plants in his state to shut down, which would result in job losses and would hurt consumers who are dependent on "affordable, abundant domestic energy." (Associated pRess Photographs)

New EPA rules cast cloud over coal industry

As the climate debate in Washington focused on the policy and the politics, for many beyond the Beltway the new EPA rules released Monday mandating sharply reduced emissions from the nation's power plants will have a direct impact on their livelihoods. Published June 2, 2014