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New Zealand seeks phone passwords at border

Rights groups have denounced a new law in New Zealand under which travelers can be fined thousands of dollars if they refuse to allow border officials access to their phone.

White House again changes phone policy

After Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed last month that she secretly taped White House chief of staff John Kelly as he fired her in the Situation Room, a change was made to the West Wing's phone policy.

Increase in e-waste causes concern for proper recycling, officials say

Imagine a convoy of 40-ton trucks filled with end-of-life refrigerators, televisions, computers, electronic games and toys that end-to-end wraps three-quarters of the way around the Earth's equator. That is the volume of e-waste a United Nations report is forecasting will be recycled by 2017.

Overnight blizzard text alert startles some

Alert is part of new warning system

The National Weather Service issued its first-ever blizzard text alert early Wednesday morning, but the alert startled some who were deep in sleep.