The first part of "civilization" is "civil"
The clowns who keep going around making noise and protesting at political events all over Iowa (and the country) in the name of the "occupy" movement really need to sit down and shut up. Literally. There's a place for civil discussion of issues, including (maybe even especially so) those upon which we disagree. Barging into places and screaming like a bunch of feral cats is a far thing from reasonable protest.
Man gets seven years in prison for industrial espionage
Good. The rise of industrial espionage against America is enormous and it's a huge threat to our economy. We need to show that we're serious about putting a stop to it.
30,000 French women ordered to remove faulty breast implants
It sounds like the setup to a joke, but it's a very serious story -- their implants were improperly filled with the wrong grade of silicone. What's interesting is the order to remove them, which undoubtedly will put some of their lives at risk (since surgery is never a riskless thing).
Why people add and remove friends on Facebook
Scientific journal asked to not publish study on super-virulent bird flu
Crooked movie-makers ordered to pay restitution to Iowa for film subsidies
Where Verizon has or plans to launch 4G service
Also: What phones can actually use the service
New local owners to buy out Chicago Sun-Times