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Yahoo yanks anti-abortion ads for violating its policies

After Google wiped several ads that discouraged women from having abortions because they violated the company’s advertising policies, Yahoo now does the same.

By May 8, 2014


Irish watchdog aborts talks with Europe vs. Facebook, via text

Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner says it will determine, by October, whether Facebook will face legal action under European privacy laws.

By July 30, 2012


Passenger films 737 in frightening aborted landing

The right wing was damaged. And the passengers lived to tell the tale. The airline, however, blames fog and sun for turning everything white. Which certainly doesn't seem to be the case in the film.

By July 26, 2012


Cargo craft aborts approach to space station after test failure

Russian flight controllers are evaluating problems with a new rendezvous system that triggered an abort during approach of an unmanned Progress supply ship during a test.

By July 23, 2012


Anti-abortion Anonymous hacker arrested in U.K.

After stealing tens of thousands of database records from an abortion provider, hacker James Jeffery is arrested, brought to court, and called a "zealot" and "able hacker" by the judge.

By March 11, 2012


New jumbo jet performs ultimate aborted takeoff

In an experiment by Boeing, the captain of a new 747-8 slams on the brakes at maximum thrust, despite carrying 1 million pounds of weight and dealing with 100 percent worn-out brakes.

By May 7, 2011


Russians trace Progress docking abort to interference

Interference between automatic and manual docking systems force unmanned supply craft to abort approach to International Space Station. A second attempt is on tap.

By July 3, 2010


Russian cargo ship aborts space station docking

Cargo ship's automated rendezvous with the International Space Station is called off after an unexplained communications glitch. Russians plan to try again Sunday.

By July 2, 2010


Google to display religious groups' anti-abortion ads

In settlement, search giant backs down on its advertising policy regarding abortion, Christian group says. It now enables "religious associations to place ads on abortion in a factual way."

By September 17, 2008


Politician who banned abortion-related Web sites dies

Henry Hyde, 83, died on Thursday, leaving behind a federal law that penalizes Internet discussions of abortion with five years in prison. The law's still on the books today.

By November 29, 2007