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Greeks Appear to Lean Toward Rejection of Bailout Deal
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:52:17 GMT

Early returns suggested the no vote was likely to prevail, a rejection that could redefine Greece’s place in Europe and shake the Continent’s financial stability.









David Sweat, Escaped New York Convict, Returns to Prison
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:50:36 GMT

Mr. Sweat was released from Albany Medical Center early Sunday morning and transferred to the Five Points Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in Romulus, N.Y.









China’s Market Rout Is a Double Threat
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:44:37 GMT

A failure to halt the sell-off in stocks in the last three weeks has shaken Beijing’s aura of invincibility and imperils the global economy.









ArtsBeat: On July 4, the Grateful Dead Show Pride in Being an American Band
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:38:58 GMT

A beloved band doesn’t schedule its last three concerts on a Fourth of July weekend by happenstance.









Sunday Book Review: Collective Discontent
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:08:44 GMT

This week, George Packer writes about new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges on the revolutions that never come in America; plus reviews of Mark Vanhoenacker, Joshua Cohen, essays by William Styron, and more.









Day of Reckoning for Greek Banks and Eurozone’s Central Banker
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:01:22 GMT

Unless the European Central Bank decides Greece’s banks deserve further support, they will probably collapse, taking the nation’s economy with them.









Argentine Judges Allowed to Resign After Child Abuse Ruling
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:32:39 GMT

The two judges had cut a convicted child abuser’s sentence in half because they claimed the 6-year-old victim had displayed homosexual tendencies.









Chile 0 (4), Argentina 0 (1): Chile Wins Its First Copa Amrica Title After Shootout
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:43:55 GMT

Chile defeated Argentina, 4-1, in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa Amrica final, capturing its first major title and securing a spot in the Confederations Cup.









Murder Complaints Filed Against Ferry Crew in Philippines
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:06:09 GMT

The police in a central Philippine city filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized, leaving more than 50 people dead.









U.S. Soldiers Used ‘Restraint’ in Kabul Confrontation, Inquiry Finds
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:01:36 GMT

The investigation examined a violent confrontation between Afghan residents and United States soldiers after a Taliban bomb ripped through a heavily armored convoy of troops in Kabul.









National Cathedral’s Repair Work: Finials, Finance and Faith
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:11:31 GMT

The Washington National Cathedral, a fixture of American politics and religion, is still trying to rebound from recession and a damaging earthquake.









Dominican Plan to Expel Haitians Tests Close Ties
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:19:04 GMT

Many in the Dominican Republic favor being part of a trend of tightening immigration. But for some, it means facing some difficult choices.









Tide Suddenly Turns Against Second-Seeded Petra Kvitova
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:15:15 GMT

What looked like a routine stroll for Kvitova to her 10th consecutive victory at Wimbledon was derailed in a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 defeat by Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, the No. 28 seed.









State of Emergency Is Declared in Tunisia
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:02:45 GMT

A week after a terrorist attack killed more than 30 foreign tourists, President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia has declared a state of emergency that will increase the powers of the security services.









On the Road With the Pope
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:22:56 GMT











Joey Chestnut, Hot Dog Eating Champ, Is Dethroned in Coney Island
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:10:03 GMT

Mr. Chestnut lost to Matt Stonie, missing his chance to claim a ninth consecutive victory in the Fourth of July contest at Nathan’s Famous.









Facing a Selfie Election, Presidential Hopefuls Grin and Bear It
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:51:42 GMT

Who wants their babies kissed or their yard signs autographed anymore? Presidential candidates now have no choice but to submit to smartphone-wielding crowds.









Bailout Referendum Lays Bare Deep Schisms Among Beleaguered Greeks
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:31:23 GMT

While nobody knows what the vote’s outcome will bring, one thing is certain: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s gambit has deepened rifts.









Pope Francis’ Visit to Latin America Will Test His Ability to Keep Catholics in the Fold
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:03:45 GMT

The pontiff’s roots in Argentina and his championing of the poor are considered vital to stemming the decline of the church’s vast base in the region.









Paris’s Voiceless Find a Megaphone Online
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:32:51 GMT

Self-described citizen journalism, the Bondy Blog provides a platform to those in the city’s impoverished suburbs, regularly reporting on politics and social issues of the area.










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Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:53:25 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" on Sunday in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across Europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid would set their country on a path out of the euro.









Kerry urges Iran to make 'hard choices', says U.S. ready to walk
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:31:23 GMT

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Iranian nuclear agreement is possible this week if Iran makes the "hard choices" necessary, but if not, the United States remains ready to walk away from the negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.









On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear incursion into Syria
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:42:42 GMT

KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus.









Greek referendum final polls show 'No' vote ahead by small margin
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:12:53 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Final opinion polls released after the end of voting in Greece's referendum showed the 'No' vote leading by a small margin in Sunday's vote on a bailout proposal from creditors.

Fears of Syria war persist in Lebanese border village
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:03:01 GMT

QAA, Lebanon (Reuters) - The barren mountains separating the Lebanese village of Qaa from Syria have helped shield it from the war raging next door, yet fears of missile attacks, abductions and incursions have persisted since the conflict erupted more than four years ago.









U.S. and Iran: the unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:02:09 GMT

VIENNA (Reuters) - It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.

Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian army enter rebel-held border city
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:32:42 GMT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters said on Sunday they had entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway.









Islamic State suicide bombers strike in Iraqi refinery town
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:29:22 GMT

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters attacked the center of Iraq's northern oil refinery town of Baiji overnight, forcing the army and Shi'ite fighters to pull back, military sources and the local mayor said on Sunday.

Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai: sources
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:06:09 GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region.









China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:59:48 GMT

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's stock markets face a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that would threaten the world's second-largest economy.

French, German presidents tried to influence World Cup votes: Blatter in paper
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:04:21 GMT

BERLIN (Reuters) - The embattled president of FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, told a German newspaper the presidents of France and Germany tried to exert political pressure before the World Cup was awarded to Russia and Qatar.

Islamic State attacks power plant in Hasaka, in northeast Syria: army
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:22:26 GMT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State suicide bombers on Sunday blew up an explosive- laden truck near a power plant that serves the northeastern city of Hasaka, the latest attack after their expulsion from most parts of the city, the Syrian army said.









Saudi-led strikes kill 30 in northern Yemen, Houthis say
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:48:13 GMT

SANAA (Reuters) - Air strikes by Saudi-led forces killed 30 civilians in an attack on a market in northern Yemen on Sunday, the Houthi-run news agency Saba said, as U.N. mediators pushed for a humanitarian pause in fighting that has killed nearly 3,000 since March.









Quartet of crises threatens Europe's core
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:45:39 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Four great crises around Europe's fringes threaten to engulf the European Union, potentially setting the ambitious post-war unification project back by decades.

China curbs IPOs, enlists brokers in all-out bid to end market rout
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:17:07 GMT

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Beijing intensified efforts at the weekend to pull China's stock markets out of a nose-dive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy, with top brokerages pledging to buy massive amounts of shares and a report that the government has set up a market stabilization fund.









America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs and barbecues amid tightened security
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:03:58 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday.

Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking U.S. computers
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:56:50 GMT

GLEN, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused China on Saturday of stealing commercial secrets and "huge amounts of government information," and of trying to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America."









China lobbies hard ahead of Manila's South China Sea arbitration case
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:25:31 GMT

HONG KONG/MANILA (Reuters) - China's claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week, but while Beijing has officially refused to take part in the case filed by the Philippines at a U.N. tribunal, it has made its presence felt.









Pope heads to South America to champion the poor and the planet
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:40:20 GMT

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis leaves Rome on Sunday for his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America, a "homecoming" to a continent where he will champion the rights of the poor and of the planet.

Greece votes in referendum with future in euro in doubt
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:22:59 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece votes on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain.










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2 UK girls married ISIS-approved men, newspaper reports
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:03:25 EDT

ISIS executes 25 in ancient ruin | See missing teens at border | Opinion: 'Women examined like cattle'

David Sweat moved from hospital
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:35:25 EDT

Escaped inmate David Sweat has been released from Albany Medical Center and is now incarcerated at the maximum security Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, New York, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Bush: 'Trump is wrong'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:52:19 EDT

Jeb Bush said Donald Trump doesn't represent the views of most Republicans, offering his most aggressive comments so far on the real estate titan who's used inflammatory language when talking about immigrants.

Men throw acid in girls' faces
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:29:25 EDT

Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN.

Sanders: I'll find middle on guns
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:37:07 EDT

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is running to Hillary Clinton's left on nearly every other issue -- but says he can "bring us to the middle" on guns.

Putin to U.S.: We can find solutions
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:25:18 EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated President Barack Obama on Independence Day and expressed confidence that Russia and the United States can "find solutions" to international issues, the Kremlin said Saturday.

Man mocks gators, jumps in, dies
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:26:45 EDT

A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.

Clinton campaign corrals media
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:01:38 EDT

Hillary Clinton's campaign used a rope to keep journalists away from the candidate on Saturday while she walked in this small town's July Fourth parade.

Kerry: Iran deal could go either way
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:02:01 EDT

Secretary of State John Kerry tried to temper expectations of a nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday in the wake of positive news that emerged Saturday on the long-running negotiations.

U.S. wants World Cup title back
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:11:16 EDT

It's not about revenge, Abby Wambach says.

Billy Joel, 66, ties knot 4th time
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:51:40 EDT

Musician Billy Joel has married his longtime girlfriend, Alexis Roderick.

Vanessa Williams marries 3rd time
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:15:29 EDT

Entertainer Vanessa Williams tied the knot in a July Fourth ceremony with longtime beau Jim Skrip.

Big upset at hot dog contest
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:01:20 EDT

For the first time in nearly a decade, the world's hot dog king is someone not named Joey Chestnut.

Baby accidentally floats out to sea
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:17:33 EDT

A 10-month-old girl drifted hundreds of yards out to sea after her parents said they forgot about her before being rescued.

'Star Trek' actor regrets remark
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:26:39 EDT

George Takei likely went where no critic of a Supreme Court justice has gone before.

Pope begins S. America trip today
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:13:25 EDT

Michael Douglas' mother dies
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:22:01 EDT

Actress Diana Douglas Webster, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Friday night at age 92.

FBI: Inmate had 5 kids with guards
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:19:37 EDT

CNN's Randi Kaye brings to light the corruption in a Maryland prison. According to the government, one inmate fathered five children with four different officers while in prison.

Girl found dead in garbage bag
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:14:39 EDT

Massachusetts authorities are seeking help in identifying a little girl whose body was found on Deer Island in Boston Harbor last week.

Princess Charlotte meets her fans
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:28:59 EDT

Photos: A princess is born
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:43:04 EDT

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the daughter of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, made her public debut Saturday in front of the hospital where she was born.

First photos of Prince George and his baby sister
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:41:54 EDT

Princess Charlotte is seen with her big brother, Prince George, publicly for the first time in a new photos released by Kensington Palace on Saturday, June 6.

House of Windsor babies
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:54:35 EDT

7 movies from the '70s to binge watch
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:07:54 EDT

F-16 fighter blasts drone from sky
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:17:19 EDT

The Royal Danish Air Force released video of an exercise involving an F-16 fighter jet shooting an unmanned aerial drone with guided missiles.

What's streaming in July
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:14:58 EDT

We're feeling hot, hot, hot.

Breathtaking ruins of Soviet space program
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:21:17 EDT

What was once the gleaming pride and joy of the Soviet space program now lies covered in dirt and bird droppings in a disused hangar in Kazakhstan.

Clinton handlers rope the media
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:09:48 EDT

Chris Christie's New Hampshire marathon
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:07:52 EDT

When Chris Christie arrived at his first campaign event in Sandown, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, the day he announced his presidential candidacy, there might as well have been a "New Hampshire-or-Bust" bumper sticker under the New Jersey plate.

Huckabee on the 'redefinition of love'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:08:51 EDT

Mike Huckabee says marriage is "in trouble today" because of the "redefinition of love" -- no matter who's in the relationship.

Romney: Trump is hurting GOP
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:26:33 EDT

Obama gets his groove back
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:07:38 EDT

Barack Obama is hanging as loose as the pinky and thumb salute of his native Hawaii.

Hypocrisy of outrage over Trump
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:14:02 EDT

A legendary Women's World Cup final?
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:12:58 EDT

Did the 8.4 million Americans who watched the United States send home the top-ranked team in the world on Tuesday know that it was the greatest Women's World Cup match ever? Those television ratings bested the Americans' previous game, a win against China, by some 47%, making it the most watched soccer semifinal, men's or women's, in U.S. history.

Has Katy Perry met her match?
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:12:58 EDT

How Texas is taking away my liberty
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:12:59 EDT

In Texas, we pride ourselves on a spirit of entrepreneurship. We value our freedom to pursue the American dream relatively unhindered by burdensome government regulation and other barriers to economic liberty.

The real reason for more shark bites
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:12:59 EDT

Suspect pulls BB gun on cops, gets killed
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:14:55 EDT

A grand jury ruled that an officer's use of deadly force was justified after a suspect pulled out a BB gun during an arrest. CNN affiliate KLTV reports.

Did Chris Pratt predict the future back in 2010?
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:58:56 EDT

See a "Parks and Rec" outtake from several years ago of actor Chris Pratt joking that he would star in the "Jurassic Park" movie franchise.

Don't be 'that' person at a concert
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:05:51 EDT

CNN's Lisa France breaks down your guide to summer concert etiquette and how to have a good time, while not ruining everyone else's.

Could Hulk Hogan's sex tape destroy website?
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:24:33 EDT

Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media, tells Brian Stelter about the media company's legal battle with wrestler Hulk Hogan over a blog post about a sex tape.

See Eminem sing Seger songs with Colbert
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:24:32 EDT

Rapper Eminem chats with Stephen Colbert as the new "Late Show" host temporarily takes over hosting duties of a public access cable show in Michigan.

Cop beating caught on camera
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:39:31 EDT

Cameras show a police officer repeatedly hitting a man. CNN affiliate KVDR reports.

Terrified sisters hid here from intruders
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:22:39 EDT

Two sisters say they survived a home invasion and helped capture the suspects by climbing in a bathroom cabinet and calling 911. CNN affiliate WKRN reports.

Ed Sheeran blasts music industry
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:39:48 EDT

Ed Sheeran was the most played artist on Spotify in 2014. With Apple set to launch its own music streaming service, CNN sat down with the 24-year-old singer to talk about the music industry. Watch the full episode of Talk Asia here.

Speculation mounts about Biden 2016
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:58:18 EDT

Our State of the Union political panel discusses whether Vice President Joe Biden is planning a run for the presidential nomination in 2016.

Fact-checking Trump's immigration comments
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:36:25 EDT

Dan Simon looks at the numbers behind Donald Trumps controversial immigration comments.

Failing rocket missions a setback for U.S.?
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:35:43 EDT

CNN's Tom Foreman looks at what private participation in the U.S. space program has done for innovation.

Cheeky medieval doodles found
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:57:48 EDT

Tattoos: Trendy among our ancestors, too
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:57:48 EDT

The first Arab supercar
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:57:49 EDT

Asking the top speed of the world's first Arab supercar is beside the point. The 0-60 times, or horsepower, too. Those numbers won't matter by the time you notice the seats are stitched with gold thread and headlights are trimmed with diamonds.

11 drawings that altered history
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:57:48 EDT

Illustrator and design educator Laurence Zeegen looks back at the rise of illustration as an art form.

11 shark attacks off Carolina coast
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:59:00 EDT

Leopard attacks guide at game park
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:59:19 EDT

A guide at South Africa's most famous national park survived a leopard attack after a tourist scared the animal away with his car, Kruger National Park said.

Man mocks gators, jumps in water, dies
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:56:58 EDT

A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.

Bison attack two Yellowstone visitors
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:00:16 EDT

Bison attacked two more visitors at Yellowstone National Park over the past week, for a total of four attacks in the park so far this season.

Fun and fireworks for the 4th
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:52:59 EDT

Efron shows off his selfie 'swag'
published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:50:18 EDT

At home with Frida Kahlo
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:51:56 EDT

Frida Kahlo is the subject of a new book containing never-before seen pictures of the late painter's private life.

38 amazing sports photos
published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:03 EDT

Take a look at 38 amazing sports photos from June 23 through June 29.

The week in 43 photos
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:05:43 EDT

Amy Winehouse demos destroyed
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:32:32 EDT

Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at age 27, with only two studio albums to her name. The troubled singer recorded demos for a third LP, but those tracks will never be heard -- since they were destroyed by David Joseph, chairman/CEO of Winehouse's label, Universal Music U.K. "It was a moral thing," the exec told Billboard. "Taking a stem or a vocal is not something that would ever happen on my watch. It now can't happen on anyone else's."

N. Korean scientist: 'Trust us'
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:48:42 EDT

'Ordinary' citizens defend N. Korea | Drought expected to cause famine | New airport awaits more flights

Turtle's-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 21:10:42 EDT

See what happens when you equip a turtle with a GoPro off the coast of Australia.

Wine country now a World Heritage
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:03:31 EDT

France's world renowned wine country was toasted twice Saturday with world heritage status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Judge and burglary suspect have rare moment in court
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:45:56 EDT

A Miami-Dade judge and a man charged with burglary had a rare, heartfelt moment in court. CNN affiliate WSVN has the details.

Black churches, fires and fear
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:21:16 EDT

Kim Kardashian: My selfies give me power
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:30:01 EDT

Is a selfie empowering? Or objectifying?

New Bubble Wrap has no pop
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:26:59 EDT

Stuffed beside the terrible birthday gift your grandma mailed was always the one redemption: Bubble Wrap. That instantly amusing piece of packaging is losing its pop -- literally.

Peas? In guacamole??
published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:40:26 EDT

Woe to be an avocado.

Former CNNers survive motel gunfight
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:15:47 EDT


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Greeks vote 'No' - partial results
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:33:32 GMT

Partial results from a referendum in Greece suggest that Greeks have overwhelmingly rejected terms they were offered for an international bailout.

Iran deal 'possible this week'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:45:07 GMT

A deal with Iran on its contentious nuclear programme is possible this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry says at talks in Vienna.

Blatter blames politics for Qatar vote
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:27:34 GMT

French and German presidents applied pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, says Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

Boko Haram attack caps bloody week
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:05:59 GMT

Boko Haram militants are blamed for a suicide bomb attack in a Nigerian church at the end of a week in which more than 200 people were killed.

Clinton accuses China of hacking US
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:04:43 GMT

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers and stealing commercial secrets and government information.

Pope starts Latin American visit
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:55:01 GMT

Pope Francis is travelling to Ecuador as part of his second trip to South America since becoming pontiff in 2013.

Fidel Castro makes rare appearance
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:48:21 GMT

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro makes a rare public appearance at a meeting with cheese experts near Havana.

US actress Diana Douglas dies at 92
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:38:22 GMT

US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says.

Air strikes on Syria IS stronghold
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:10:25 GMT

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group carries out an air assault on its Raqqa stronghold in Syria.

Champagne given world heritage title
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:24:25 GMT

The industry behind champagne production has been handed world heritage status by the United Nations' cultural arm.

US 'routinely spied' on Brazil
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:16:37 GMT

Wikileaks says it has evidence that the United States has routinely spied on senior Brazilian government officials since 2011 or earlier.

Micronesia hammered 38-0 by Fiji
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:19:43 GMT

Micronesia suffer the biggest defeat in international football history after losing 38-0, but may escape the record books.

Reddit apologises after staff sacking
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:52:08 GMT

Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way "we handled the transition" after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.

Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:38:01 GMT

US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.

Argentina 0-0 Chile (1-4 on pens)
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:54:33 GMT

Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties in Santiago to win the 2015 Copa America, their first major trophy.

Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:04:12 GMT

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics and says the Rio Games will bring "honour and pride".

Tunisia declares state of emergency
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:58:52 GMT

Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.

Kenyan 'killer brew' crackdown
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:13:13 GMT

Authorities in Kenya are beginning a four-day nationwide crackdown against illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths.

Charges over sunk Philippines ferry
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:58:57 GMT

Philippines police file murder charges against the owner and crew of a ferry that capsized off the coast of Leyte, killing at least 56 people.

Dealers to prop up China shares
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:15:08 GMT

Top Chinese brokerages promise to spend at least $20bn on shares to halt the slide in the stock market, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks.

Eurotunnel increases migrant security
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:59:41 GMT

Eurotunnel says it is preparing for a "difficult night" and increases security after 150 migrants tried to storm the Calais terminal.

Croatia football officials arrested
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:52:43 GMT

Two senior officials with Croatia's leading football club are arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and tax evasion, police say.

Missing UK family 'safe with IS'
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:08:00 GMT

A missing UK family of 12 have joined so-called Islamic State and feel "safer than ever", according to a statement said to be on their behalf.

Iran nuclear deal 'never closer'
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:21:15 GMT

Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.

Osborne identifies 12bn welfare cuts
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:51:07 GMT

Chancellor George Osborne has identified how 12bn in promised welfare savings will be made, ahead of Wednesday's Budget, he tells the BBC.

Two dead after lightning strikes
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:11:42 GMT

Two people are dead, and two others are in hospital, following separate lightning strikes in the Brecon Beacons in Powys.

Osborne urged to reform tax system
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:13:04 GMT

Chancellor George Osborne needs to carry out an "ambitious" tax reform agenda in his Budget on Wednesday, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said.

Shell to start Arctic oil drilling
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:15:06 GMT

Oil and gas giant Shell is expected to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic within the next two weeks.

Eurozone economic growth speeds up
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:20:24 GMT

Eurozone business activity rose at its fastest pace in four years in June, boosted by higher spending by consumers and businesses, a survey indicates.

Hamilton wins thrilling British GP
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:59:12 GMT

Lewis Hamilton battled through a bad start and late-race rain to win an action-packed British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

USA v Japan
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:51:44 GMT

Defending champions Japan will be hoping to retain their Women's World Cup title as they meet the USA in the final.

Froome gains time on Tour rivals
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:37:45 GMT

Chris Froome gains significant time on his Tour de France rivals as Mark Cavendish comes fourth behind stage winner Andre Greipel.

BBC 'to fund licences for over-75s'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:19:14 GMT

The chancellor is planning to announce in Wednesday's Budget that the BBC will have to meet the cost of free TV licences for over-75s, BBC News understands.

Lionel Richie storms album chart
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:12:08 GMT

Lionel Richie soars to the top of the album chart following his triumphant show at Glastonbury.

Fans gatecrash Wireless festival
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:08:40 GMT

Organisers say no-one was hurt after dozens of people hammer on metal gate, before crashing Wireless in London.

VIDEO: 'Referendum was a success'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:50:05 GMT

Greek interior minister Nikos Voutsis says the Greek bailout referendum was successful and of "historical importance for everyone".

VIDEO: 'Our army has paid a heavy price'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:17:11 GMT

The president of Tunisia announces a state of emergency following last week's deadly attack at the Sousse tourist resort.

VIDEO: USA fans 'invade' Vancouver for final
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:12:39 GMT

Thousands of USA football fans have made the trip to Vancouver, Canada, to see if their team can win the Women's World Cup for the first time since 1999.

VIDEO: Building a stage fit for a Pope
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:05:08 GMT

Pope Francis is due to arrive in Ecuador at the start of a seven-day tour of South America.

VIDEO: 'Iran talks could go either way'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:22:38 GMT

The US Secretary of State John Kerry says an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme could be reached this week but that the talks could still "go either way".

VIDEO: Social start-up gives a helping hand
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:07:09 GMT

How a San Francisco social start-up is giving homeless people a helping hand

VIDEO: Hot dog eating championship upset
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:32:44 GMT

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has lost his hot dog eating crown to Matt Stonie at the Fourth of July contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island.

VIDEO: Pope's visit: Two contrasting views
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:28:20 GMT

As Pope Francis tours Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, BBC News speaks to two women with contrasting views on his visit

In pictures: Unesco World Heritage sites 2015
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:43:53 GMT

Latest Unesco World Heritage sites

The Greek tragedy giving hope to Syria's women
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:48:44 GMT

The Greek tragedy inspiring women who have lost everything

VIDEO: Do men or women rule US football?
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:00:46 GMT

Do men or women rule US football?

The girl who escaped from Boko Haram
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:54:32 GMT

The girl who escaped from Boko Haram

Pope Francis returns to South America
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:11:50 GMT

Latin America awaits Pope Francis' first trip back

Zeal for Kashmir insurgency wanes
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:24:43 GMT

The former Kashmir diehards who no longer want to fight


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The Wall Street Journal: First official projection says at least 61% of Greeks voted ‘no’ in referendum
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:35:43 GMT

A first official projection of Greece’s referendum outcome, based on early counting, said that at least 61% of Greeks voted “no” to creditors’ demands on Sunday, an outcome that—if confirmed—would set the country on a collision course with the rest of the eurozone.

The Wall Street Journal: Kerry says difficult issues still to be resolved for an Iran deal
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:26:20 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry played down the chances of an imminent breakthrough in nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers, saying there are still difficult issues to resolve to clinch a landmark deal.

The Wall Street Journal: GOP hopefuls distance themselves from Donald Trump
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:10:16 GMT

Republican White House hopefuls spent the Fourth of July weekend addressing a topic most would rather avoid-- Donald Trump.

Economic Preview: Minutes to help crack code of Fed rate strategy
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:16:21 GMT

Minutes of the Fed’s June meeting could decipher what message the U.S. central bank was trying to send to markets.

The Wall Street Journal: Polls close in Greek referendum
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:51:13 GMT

Voting ended in Greece’s referendum Sunday, with several opinion polls taken during the day predicting a narrow victory for the “no” side.

Capitol Report: Retailers hiring like they expect consumers to spend more
published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:58:12 GMT

Americans supposedly haven’t done a whole lot of shopping this year, one reason why the economy has been lackluster. But retail stores sure are hiring like they expect sales to heat up.

Capitol Report: Labor-force participation drops to lowest level since 1977
published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:20:25 GMT

The last time there was such a small percentage of Americans in the work force, “Star Wars” was in the theaters and Reggie Jackson was breaking records in the World Series.

NewsWatch: Greeks vote as opinion polls suggest referendum could go either way
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:00:10 GMT

Greek voters head to the polls on Sunday.

Earnings Outlook: What to expect from Alcoa’s earnings
published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:23:42 GMT

As Alcoa kicks off the second-quarter earnings season, Wall Street will be looking for evidence the company is coping with weaker aluminum demand and a stronger dollar.

The Wall Street Journal: Greeks vote as opinion polls suggest referendum could go either way
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:18:58 GMT

Greek voters head to the polls on Sunday.

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Italian foreign minister says now right to seek agreement on Greece
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:52:48 -0400

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's foreign minister said on Sunday it was now right to restart efforts to reach an agreement with Greece, as partial results of a bailout referendum indicated it had rejected the austerity measures demanded by Europe. Paolo Gentiloni tweeted: "Now it is right to start trying for an agreement again. But there is no escape from the Greek labyrinth with a weak Europe that isn't growing." (Reporting by Isla Binnie; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

Greek referendum: LIVE REPORT
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:52:19 -0400

A supporter of the "No" vote in the Greek referendum celebrates at Syntagma Square in Athens on July 5, 2015 after partial resultsAthens (AFP) - 18:51 GMT - EURO WEAKENS TO $1.0968 (DOWN 1.54%) AFTER GREEK REFERENDUM EARLY RESULTS


Senior member of Irish PM's party says outline of Greek deal clear
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:51:29 -0400

A senior member of Ireland's ruling party Fine Gael on Sunday said the use of EU structural funds, funding from the ECB and debt restructuring could be a part of a new bailout deal for Greece if it makes clear it wants to remain in the euro zone. Brian Hayes, a member of the European Parliament and a former government minister who frequently represents prime minister Enda Kenny's party in the Irish media, said it was "critical" that Greece apply for a third bailout. Reasonable financial assistance to allow the Greek banking system and economy to continue functioning," Hayes said in a statement issued by Fine Gael.

Greek minister says 'No' boosts government in credit talks
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:51:14 -0400

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's rejection of creditors's proposals in a referendum on Sunday boosts the government's negotiating position in talks with lenders, Labour Minister Panos Skourletis said. "The government now has a strong negotiating tool to bring about a deal which will open a new path for us," Skourletis told reporters. (Reporting By Michele Kambas)

TOUR DE FRANCE WATCH: Cavendish fuming against 'imbeciles'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:37:05 -0400

Germany's Andre Greipel crosses the finish line ahead of Peter Sagan of Slovakia, left, and Britain's sprinter Mark Cavendish, right, to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 166 kilometers (103 miles) with start in Utrecht and finish in Neeltje Jans, Netherlands, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) — Ace sprinter Mark Cavendish's Etixx-Quickstep team was fighting for both the stage win and the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Sunday. It ended empty-handed.


The Latest: Belgian minister reacts to Greek 'no' projection
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:34:34 -0400

The Greek, right, and the European flags wave under the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks lined up at polling stations and ATMs alike Sunday as the country voted on its financial future, choosing in a referendum whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):


Vanessa Williams weds Jim Skrip, her 3rd marriage
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:32:20 -0400

FILE - In a Thursday, April 23, 2015 file photo, Vanessa Williams waves as she arrives on the red carpet for the closing ceremony of the 5th Beijing International Film Festival in the Huairou district of Beijing. Saturday, July 4, 2015. A representative for the singer-actress on Sunday, July 5, 2015 said Williams and her fiance, Jim Skrip wed on Saturday. No details of the ceremony were provided. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Williams tied the knot with her fiance, Jim Skrip, on the Fourth of July.


Kerry urges Iran to make 'hard choices', says U.S. ready to walk
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:31:23 -0400

Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd R) walks near the hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria in Vienna, AustriaBy Arshad Mohammed and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - An Iranian nuclear agreement is possible this week if Iran makes the "hard choices" necessary, but if not, the United States remains ready to walk away from the negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. Speaking after his third meeting of the day with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Kerry said they had made "genuine progress" in talks over the last few days but "several of the most difficult issues" remain. "If hard choices get made in the next couple of days, made quickly, we could get an agreement this week, but if they are not made we will not," he said outside the hotel where talks between Iran, the United States and five other powers are being held.


Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's recalls some products
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:31:03 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs.

On his native turf, Pope Francis touches on cherished issues
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:22:34 -0400

In this June 7, 2015 photo, tourists take pictures with a life-size cutout poster of Pope Francis after attending Mass celebrating the feast day of Corpus Cristi at the Basilica of the Virgin of Caacupe in Caacupe, Paraguay. On July 11, Francis will celebrate Mass in the square in front of this basilica, in part to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — History's first Latin American pope returns to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time on Sunday, bringing a message of solidarity with the region's poor, who are expected to turn out in droves to welcome their native son home.


'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:18:18 -0400

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Channing Tatum in a scene from the film, "Magic Mike XXL." (Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.


The Latest: Crowds await Pope Francis' arrival in Ecuador
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:17:38 -0400

Police stand guard near a billboard of Pope Francis covered by the Spanish words: "With Francis. We announce the joy of the Gospel" as they train ahead of his arrival in El Alto, Bolivia, Saturday, July 4, 2015. The pope's trip to South America that includes Bolivia is set for July 5-12, though he will only spend four hours in Bolivia due to the altitude, church officials say. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:


Iran nuclear talks: Brothels, bike rides and Groundhog Day
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:09:04 -0400

By Fedja Grulovic, Louis Charbonneau and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Anyone who says it's all work and no play for the hordes of diplomats, officials, security agents, analysts and reporters who have descended on Vienna for what should be the finale of almost two years of Iran nuclear talks is dead wrong. As the manager of a local brothel said, when the Iran talks are in town, "business is booming".

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:57:43 -0400

A ballot box is emptied by a voting official at the closing of polling stations in AthensBy Karolina Tagaris and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" on Sunday in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across Europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid would set their country on a path out of the euro. With nearly a fifth of the votes counted, official figures showed 60.4 percent of Greeks on course to reject a bailout offer from creditors that was the official issue of the ballot. Officials from the Greek government, which had argued that a 'No' vote would strengthen its hand to secure a better deal from international creditors after months of wrangling, immediately said they would try to restart talks with European partners.


Official projection shows 'no' winning in Greek referendum
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:54:51 -0400

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, center, waves to his supporters after voting at a polling station in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greeks were voting Sunday in a bailout referendum that will decide the country's future, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece faced an uncharted future as its interior ministry predicted Sunday that more than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum had rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans.


Greeks vote to reject aid package in referendum: official projection
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:53:23 -0400

Greeks voted by a large margin to reject the austerity terms of an aid package from international creditors, an official projection of the final result of Sunday's referendum showed. "The assessment of Singular Logic is that the result in favor of 'No' will exceed 61 percent," an official from Singular Logic, which processes the results for the interior ministry said. The result would hand a big victory to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who urged voters to say 'No' to an aid package he called a national "humiliation" and an "ultimatum" from creditors.

Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:51:18 -0400

Britain's Prince William, Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, their son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte in a pram arrive for Charlotte's Christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.


Pope Francis heads to Quito to begin South America tour
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:45:54 -0400

Pope Francis, pictured on July 3, 2015, is beginning an eight-day tour of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay highlighting the plight of the poor on his home continentPope Francis headed to Quito Sunday to begin his first South American trip in two years, for an eight-day tour of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay highlighting the plight of the poor on his home continent. The 78-year-old pontiff from Argentina, the first pope from his "beloved South America," left Rome early Sunday and was due to land in Ecuador's capital Quito at 3:00 pm (2000 GMT). Francis's last visit to South America was a triumphant trip to Brazil in 2013 that culminated with some three million people gathering in Rio de Janeiro along Copacabana beach for a mass at the end of a Catholic youth festival.


Greek interior ministry projection says 'no' camp will get more than 61 percent of vote
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:44:03 -0400

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek interior ministry projection says 'no' camp will get more than 61 percent of vote.

On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear incursion into Syria
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:42:42 -0400

A Turkish soldier stands guard while smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as it is seen from the Turkish border town of SurucBy Faruk Yuce KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - From his fields in Turkey, farmer Huseyin Ozdemir can see Islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern Syrian town of Jarablus. Like many villagers along this stretch of Turkey's 900 km (560-mile) border, Ozdemir welcomed the arrival of additional Turkish soldiers to bolster security in recent days but fears the consequences if they cross into Syria and intervene. Wary of advances by both Syrian Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants as fighting north of the Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies, Turkey has sent extra troops and equipment to strengthen this part of the border as the risk of spillover rises.


Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:42:31 -0400

FILE - In a Monday, June 22, 2015 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, center, is applauded during a news conference in the South Carolina State House, in Columbia, S.C. Haley said that the Confederate flag should come down from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.


Powers warn Iran 'now is the time' for nuclear deal
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:37:30 -0400

US Secretary of State John Kerry pauses as he listens to a question from a journalist after delivering a statement on the Iran talks in Vienna, on July 5, 2015Global powers upped the pressure on Iran late Sunday warning now was "the time" to strike an elusive deal curbing its nuclear ambitions, as the US said the fate of the talks hung in the balance. US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that after almost two years of negotiations and on the ninth day of these latest talks "genuine progress" had been made. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini had essentially the same message as they arrived back in Vienna ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a comprehensive deal curtailing Iran's nuclear programme.


Actress Diana Douglas Webster, mother of Michael Douglas, dead at 92
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:35:29 -0400

L-R: Actors Michael Douglas, Diana Dill, Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive at an awards ceremony honoring Michael Douglas on June 11, 2009 in Culver City, CaliforniaActress Diana Douglas Webster, ex-wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died of cancer at age 92, US media reported. Webster, who appeared in dozens of television shows and films, died on Friday at Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, her husband Donald Webster told NBC News. Donald Webster remembered his wife fondly.


NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:33:51 -0400

Confederate flags fly on top of a motor home at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR and the speedway offered to replace any flag a race brings to the track with an American flag. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.


Momentous Greece referendum closes, TV polls suggesting 'No' lead
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:33:40 -0400

A woman enters a polling booth during the Greek referendum in Athens on July 5, 2015The radical left government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had lobbied for a 'No' result, arguing it would strengthen its hand in negotiations with international creditors. "No one can ignore the will of the people to live, to live with determination, to take its destiny into its own hands," Tsipras said as he cast his ballot in his Athens neighbourhood, appearing relaxed and wearing an open-necked white shirt. The question related to a bailout package that expired on Tuesday, the same day Greece became the first developed country to default on a repayment to the International Monetary Fund.


France's Fabius it's time for Iran to make commitments
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:24:28 -0400

France's foreign minister said on Sunday the time was now up to Iran to decide whether it would make commitments on unresolved issues in nuclear talks with major powers. "We are 72 hours from the moment when (these negotiations) are supposed to end," Laurent Fabius said. "The principle question is to see whether Iran will accept to make clear commitments on what has not been clarified.

Phoenix firefighters pull man out of chimney
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:23:27 -0400

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix firefighters have rescued a man who became stuck after trying to re-enter a house through the chimney.

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:17:00 -0400

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry informs the media in front of Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)VIENNA (AP) — Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.


Syria army enters last rebel bastion by Lebanon border
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:14:27 -0400

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on March 31, 2015 shows pro-government fighters sitting on an armoured vehicle in the mountains surrounding the city of ZabadaniSyrian government forces backed by fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah entered the town of Zabadani on Sunday in a bid to take the last rebel-held bastion along the Lebanese border. Elsewhere, at least 30 people, including six civilians, were killed in some of the heaviest US-led air strikes yet on the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. Syrian state television and Hezbollah's Al-Manar station announced the advance into Zabadani on Sunday, a day after a major operation against it began.


Israeli Cabinet reverses bill easing conversion to Judaism
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:04:27 -0400

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet has reversed an initiative aimed at easing the conversion process to Judaism in Israel.

Egypt's currency drops to new low against the dollar
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:02:31 -0400

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian pound has fallen to a new low against the U.S. dollar, the second such drop in days, the country's central bank said Sunday, in a move that could help boost much-needed foreign investment.

Boy, 7, killed during violent July 4 celebrations in Chicago
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:01:57 -0400

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed overnight in Chicago.

Greece says has no plans to issue parallel currency
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:01:20 -0400

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government is not considering printing a new currency, a government official said on Sunday, after opinion polls showed that Greeks are set to reject an aid package from creditors in a referendum.

Merkel to meet Hollande in Paris on Monday for talks on Greece
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:58:02 -0400

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Paris on Monday afternoon to discuss the result of the Greek referendum with French President Francois Hollande, a German government spokesman said on Sunday. "The talks with the French president from 630 p.m. (1230 EDT), and over dinner will be about a common assessment of the situation after the Greek referendum and the continuation of the close German-French cooperation on this subject," said Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert in a statement.

Greek finance minister to hold talks with bankers on Sunday
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:57:03 -0400

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's finance minister will hold talks with top Greek bankers later on Sunday, a finance ministry official told Reuters, after opinion polls showed Greeks were on course to reject a bailout proposal from creditors.

US Alamo fort awarded World Heritage status
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:56:09 -0400

The 18th century Spanish-built San Antonio Missions in Texas, including the Alamo, were awarded world heritage status by the UN's cultural bodyThe 18th century Spanish-built San Antonio Missions in Texas in the United States, including Alamo, were awarded world heritage status by the UN's cultural body on Sunday. UNESCO's World Heritage Committee approved the listing of the five Spanish Roman Catholic sites built in and around what is now the city of San Antonio, including the Alamo fort, where in 1836 some 180 Texans fighting for independence from Mexico fought to the death against Mexican General Santa Anna's army of several thousand soldiers. The site comprises architectural and archaeological structures, farmland, residencies, churches and granaries, as well as water distribution systems, UNESCO said.


Greece will do everything to seal deal with lenders: government spokesman
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:53:36 -0400

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government wants to resume talks with the country's international lenders immediately to clinch a deal to keep it afloat, Greek government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis said on Sunday.

German exporters eye lucrative deals in post-sanctions Iran
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:48:37 -0400

By Georgina Prodhan and Noah Barkin FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Martin Herrenknecht, founder of a company in southern Germany that is a world leader in tunnel-boring equipment, has been carefully preparing for the day when Iran reopens for business. Before Western sanctions hit, Herrenknecht, which carries its 72-year-old founder's name, did 10 million to 15 million euros ($11 million-$17 million) of business a year in Iran. It has maintained an office there, anticipating a day when Iran reaches a nuclear deal with major powers that will put lucrative projects like a long-delayed expansion of the Tehran metro back on track.

Hamburg's historic port warehouses win UN world heritage nod
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:47:52 -0400

The "Speicherstadt", the world's largest historic warehouse complex, is a district of connecting roads, canals and bridges dating from 1885 to 1927, lined with red-brick office buildingsThe UN cultural agency Sunday designated Hamburg's historic maritime warehouse and business districts, boasting early 20th century German brick architecture, as World Heritage sites. The "Speicherstadt", the world's largest historic warehouse complex, is a district of connecting roads, canals and bridges dating from 1885 to 1927, lined with red-brick office buildings. Covering 26 hectares (64 acres) in the heart of the northern German city's bustling port area, its Gothic red-brick warehouses once stored high-value goods, such as coffee, spices and tobacco, UNESCO said.


Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:35:44 -0400

In this Jan. 20, 2015 photo provided by Dartmouth College, Dan Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, poses on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create “human-quality” short stories, sonnets and dance music sets that will be pitted against human-produced literature, poetry and music selections. Rockmore, a mathematics and computer science professor, spun off the idea for the contests from his experience riding a stationary bike. He started thinking about how the music being played during his spin class helped him pedal at the right the pace, and he was surprised when the instructor told him he selected the songs without the help of computer software. (Dartmouth College via AP)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out.



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A Level Playing Field: Why USA Is So Strong in Women's Soccer
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:47:11 GMT

Women soccer is as good as ever, and experts say its prowess stems from the Title IX law that leveled the playing field for females across the nation.









Prison Escapee Returned to Max Security Prison
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:46:28 GMT

Captured prison escapee David Sweat is back in a maximum security prison for the first time in nearly a month, according to officials.









Deck Collapse During Family Photo Injures 14
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:37:26 GMT

Some of those hurt suffered what were described as critical injuries after the structure collapsed in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Saturday.









8 Dead, 37 Wounded in July 4th Violence in Chicago
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:18:16 GMT

Among those who died was a 7-year-old boy who was shot while celebrating the Fourth in Humboldt Park with his father just before midnight Saturday.









Woman Killed by Car While Trying to Save Suicidal Boyfriend
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:39:14 GMT

A woman in Houston, Texas, was killed Saturday while attempting to pull her drunk and depressed boyfriend from the middle of a street.









Princess Charlotte Christened in Countryside Ceremony
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:58:08 GMT

Princess Charlotte was christened Sunday in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends of her parents.









Ted Cruz: The Justices 'Put on an Obama Jersey'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:56:17 GMT

The GOP presidential candidate accused some of the Supreme Court Justices of politicizing the Court with the recent "Obamacare" and same-sex marriage decisions.









Opinion Polls Show 'No' Winning in Greek Referendum
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:52:39 GMT

Greek voters seem to have defied warnings from across Europe that rejection of creditors' terms would set their country on a path out of the euro.









See Princess Charlotte on Her Christening Day
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:52:00 GMT

Watch the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with little Prince George, make a grand entrance at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, for the christening of their daughter Princess Charlotte.









Kerry Locked in Negotiations as Iran Talks Deadline Looms
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:48:14 GMT

Iran and six world powers have set a Tuesday deadline for a comprehensive deal on Tehran's nuclear program.









Finally! Royal Baby's Godparents Are Revealed
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:43:08 GMT

Palace officials announced that William and Kate have chosen five godparents for Charlotte.









Man Shoots Firework From Top of His Head, Dies
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:16:39 GMT

A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July in Maine tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, authorities said Sunday.









Cheers! Champagne Region Wins World Heritage Status
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:02:27 GMT

At a meeting in Germany, UNESCO also granted world heritage status to sites including the Diyarbakir Fortress in Turkey and two sites in Denmark.









Abandoned Baby Girl Found on Side of Maryland Road
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:43:29 GMT

Scuff marks and other debris indicate the baby in a car seat carrier may have fallen off a moving vehicle.









Why Korean Cars Are Getting Better and Better
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:57:07 GMT

The Korean automakers are moving steadily upmarket.









Day of Reckoning: Greece Votes on High-Stakes Bailout
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:13:42 GMT

Opinion polls show people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, or reject the deal.









This Is How China Is 'Celebrating' Dalai Lama's 80th
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:05 GMT

On the eve of the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday on Monday, China seems determined to stop Tibetans celebrating.









Private Island Owners Fret About Climate Change
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:30:01 GMT

Illusionist David Copperfield is a member of one of the world's most-elite clubs: private island owners who are concerned about climate change.









Illegal Fireworks Spark Blazes Across Bay Area
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:12:46 GMT

Firefighters fought blazes in Vacaville, Oakland, San Jose and Contra Costa County.









Why Iraq's Push to Defeat ISIS Might Be Doomed
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:34:47 GMT

A bloody past and centuries of mistrust between two branches of Islam may doom Iraq's bid to crush ISIS.










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Chris Christie criticizes Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

US Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said if he had "Christie-type justices" on Supreme Court, then the court would not have legalized same-sex marriage nor pass a key provision in Affordable Care Act.

Princess Charlotte to have five godparents, none of them royals

Princess Charlotte of England was christened today at St. Mary Magdalene Church in an intimate ceremony with family and close friends. 

More than 1,350 residents leave Spain's Aragon region to escape wildfires

A wildfire has been spreading in Spain's Aragon region, forcing more than 1,350 residents to evacuate. In neighboring Portugal, firefighters continue to battle flames north of Lisbon.

Woman reunited with her stolen C3 Corvette after 43 years

With a little help from her insurance company, a Georgia woman has been reunited with the beloved Corvette she bought as a teenager. 

Hillary clashes with the press, again. Is her media strategy misguided?

Some are criticizing Hillary Clinton for using a rope to keep reporters at bay at an Independence Day parade, the latest in a long history of clashes between the former Secretary of State and the press. 

NY prison escapee Sweat back behind bars. What's different this time?

David Sweat has been transferred to another upstate New York maximum security prison, but he will lose all the privileges he enjoyed before his breakout a month ago.

Ted Cruz's supporters make up bulk of $51 million raised for presidential bid

Republican Senator Ted Cruz has raised more than $51 million for his presidential bid, with most of the money coming from outside organizations, according to a statement from his campaign on Sunday.

'Inside Out' sparkles in box office over 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike XXL' during July 4 weekend

"Inside Out" provided Fourth of July fireworks in the box office. The Pixar film made $45.3 million in the five-day holiday weekend, beating "Terminator," "Magic Mike XXL" and "Jurassic World."

Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian army enter rebel-held border city

The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters said on Sunday they had entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani, marking the second day in attempt to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway.

The mystery around Harper Lee's new old novel

'Go Set a Watchman' breaks records as controversy swirls around its 'discovery.'

Getting out of your own way

A Christian Science perspective: Comments on writing. 

Why Southern writers still captivate, 55 years after 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

As 'Go Set a Watchman' is released, the South, even in the distracted age of social media, retains its place as the center of American storytelling.

Minneapolis Muslim girls design their own modest sportswear

Their new sportswear addresses worries over tripping on a long, flowing dress, or having a loosely wrapped headscarf come undone during play.

Russian cargo ship successfully docks with space station

An unmanned Russian Progress cargo ship has delivered more than six tons of supplies to the International Space Station, following a string of failures from different launch providers.

Californian cities hike up water rates while customers conserve amid drought

Although residents in California have been encouraged to conserve water during the state's drought, cities' water departments are raising rates and adding on fees to make up for lost revenue.

Tunisia declares state of emergency following terror attack on beach resort

The country's president says additional police an military powers are needed to tamp down militants, who have carried out two mass casualty attacks on tourist sites in the past 4 months.

David Sweat returns to prison, but not the one he fled

Captured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a hospital and moved to another prison that is more than 250 miles from the one he escaped from last month.

Havana, anyone? JetBlue launches direct flights from New York City. (+video)

JetBlue began direct charter flights between New York City and Havana Friday, making it the first US airline to fly the route to Cuba in decades.

Could knitted sneakers help clean up the ocean?

A conservation organization fished illegal gill nets out of the ocean, and Adidas turned them into shoes.

As Iran nuclear deadline nears, Kerry meets with Zarif for sixth day in a row

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for sixth consecutive day on Sunday, trying to come to common ground and reach a nuclear deal before Tuesday's deadline.

FIFA's Blatter: France, Germany try to put political pressure on World Cup votes

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says then-presidents Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Christian Wulff of Germany tried to swing voting representatives to pick their countries for the World Cup.

How business 'matchmakers' are creating local food networks

A small but growing number of developers are expanding the local food movement by finding and connecting risk-taking entrepreneurs who are ready and able to innovate.

How seahorse tails can help scientists build better robots

The arrangement of the seahorse's square plates can lend insights into making robots that can operate safely around humans.

What Greece's referendum choices mean for the country's future

On Sunday, Greek voters have to make a difficult choice: agree to more budget cuts and a financial aid package, or reject it and hope that Greece stays in the euro zone.

Scientists edge closer to bringing back the woolly mammoth

A 21st century version of the woolly mammoth could soon roam the earth, helped in part by new insights into the ice-age pachyderm's genome.

Pope Francis returns to South America, bringing solidarity message to region's poor

Pope Francis started his week-long return to South America for the first time on Sunday. The pope is visiting Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay specifically because they are among the poorest and most marginal nations in the region.

Jordan's scorned gypsies, the Dom, say it's time to demand their rights

The Dom held key roles at the time of Jordan's founding, but have been ostracized for decades and now sense that they are further diminished by the influx of Syrian refugees.

US leads airstrike attack on Islamic State in eastern Syria

A US-led coalition aircraft has launched multiple airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria.

Gay marriage ruling leaves debate about religious liberty wide open

The Supreme Court made a number of important decisions this term, but none more transformative than legalizing gay marriage. The decision, however, does not settle the issue of gay rights and religious liberty.

Women's World Cup TV schedule: US vs. Japan in Sunday's final (+video)

The American and Japanese women face one another on the soccer pitch for the third time in just under five years.

July 4th Independence Day: How 'exceptional' is America?

'American exceptionalism' has been studied and debated from the nation’s founding more than two centuries ago. Did the United States of America emerge that way, or is its exceptionalism the work of every generation?

With real shark week in the offing, Southern beach-goers show little fear

There's heightened concern this holiday weekend in the Carolinas, as the area has now seen 11 shark attacks. But officials aren't expecting many beach-goers to keep their toes out of the water.

Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

The declaration came over a week after the killings, prompting speculation as to timing.

Syrian forces assault rebel-held mountain with aid from Hezbollah

If successful, the attack will help Syria gain control of an important road into Lebanon while giving Hezbollah more influence in border territories.

Dueling rallies close campaigns for Greek debt vote

Polls showed no clear leader on a referendum set Sunday on whether Greek will accept a bailout. By law, there is no campaigning Saturday.

As more states legalize fireworks, what's behind the pyrotechnic boom?

The promise of tax revenue and improved safety have left only three states with fireworks bans, down from nearly 30. On Fourth of July, some say it’s a win for heritage celebration; others see it as an unnecessary risk to people and property.

Egypt's president claims security is "completely stable" after Sinai attacks

Donning the uniform he said he'd given up, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told an audience of Egyptian military personnel that they are in a period of strength.

James Webb: War hero, former US senator, presidential longshot

Former Virginia senator James Webb disdains Washington politics but is running for president. Can Webb make it as a populist maverick with conservative tendencies in a Democratic Party being nudged to the left?

Space debris, cow stampedes, and hot tubs: 26 surprising things covered by insurance

Insurance policies vary, but they contain all kinds of hidden coverages. From rodent damage to vacations to vacations and hot tubs, read on for more surprising things your insurance policies may cover. 

Can Team USA keep win streak alive against rival Japan?

History will repeat itself Sunday when the US women's national team faces off against Japan in the World Cup final. 


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Yank my blockchain: Bitcoin upgrade SNAFU borks hungry miners' currency
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:01:11 GMT

Virtual money system update spaffs $50k up wall

Bitcoin users have been urged to switch to pool mines that fully validate data blocks, after the virtual currency system hit a major snag during a planned upgrade.…

Uh-oh! China flings bloatware sueballs at Samsung and Oppo
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:34:09 GMT

Smartphone makers' pre-installed software is bad news for consumers, it claims

Samsung and Oppo face legal action in China, after a consumer watchdog filed separate lawsuits over the bloatware loaded on the vendors' smartphones.…

Pluto probe's comms FREEZE temporarily ... will icy dwarf planet flyby still happen? YES
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:14:35 GMT

Unsettling 80-min silence puts willies up NASA boffins

NASA's New Horizons probe – due to buzz past Pluto 10 days from now – gave its handlers a brief fright yesterday by going silent.…

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:11:29 GMT

From inventive storylines to theoretical thinking

Page File The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is what you might call a publication with a rather bastardised nature, being both a new anthology of Doctor Who short stories with quotations included from the TV series, and short essays about the relevant attached science.…

'The server broke and so did my back on the flight to fix it'
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:55:15 GMT

Epic tale of idiot sysadmin and the trek to clean up the mess left behind

On-Call Reg readers are awesome and none more so that JT Smith, who sent us an epic tale of the time he was called out to solve a backup problem.…

Adam Smith was right about that invisible hand, you know
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:00:09 GMT

But just not in the way you think

Worstall @ the Weekend We have a nice little empirical proof that Adam Smith really was right about us all being guided by that invisible hand. Yeah, I know, you're sooo tired of the free market maniac telling you that governments are all wet and laissez faire is where it should be.…

Giddy Google Glass gazers, beware! FCC filing obscures view on new gadget
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:30:04 GMT

Could 'GG1' bring yet more Glassholes?

Google has been quietly beavering away at a new Bluetooth-enabled product with the not-exactly discreet ID tag of A4R-GG1.…

Google's Cardboard cutout VR headgear given away GRATIS by OnePlus ... SELLS OUT
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:00:07 GMT

Pay $5 shipping fee and the viewer is all yours. Or not

Google's VR face goggles, dubbed Cardboard, were being given away for free, plus shipping by OnePlus. Until – that is – the smartphone maker sold out of the devices.…

Kobo Glo HD vs Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Which one's best?
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:00:11 GMT

Our Vulture locks the two in a cage together

Review Over the last few years, the market for e-readers and books has managed to both consolidate and grow. Many more people have an e-reading device, or use tablets to read, while at the same time the number of players has shrunk.…

Did a SUPER RARE Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype just pop up online? Possibly, maybe
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:08:08 GMT

And all that SNES ...

Vid A precious prototype of what appears to be a Nintendo-Sony Playstation has been paraded online, after the console was discovered languishing in a "box of junk".…

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Uitsmijter
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:00:04 GMT

Substantial Dutch trough for the culinarily challenged

We're obliged to readers who answered our recent call for post-pub nosh neckfiller suggestions, and rest assured we now have a extensive menu planned for the coming months, based on your input.…

Reg hack survives world's longest commercial flight
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:00:12 GMT

How the cloud kept me in the clouds for 17 soul-crushing hours

The Airbus A380 has a range of 15,200km, but the longest scheduled commercial flight using the aircraft is the 13,804km Dallas (USA) to Sydney (Australia) jaunt flown by Australia's Qantas.…

Let me PLUG that up there, love. It’s perfectly standaAAARGH!
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:00:04 GMT

Burn baby burn, kitchen inferno

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Want a new driveway? No problem, mate. Fix your garage door? Sorted. Oh, what, you want the the garage door to open on to the driveway? Oh no no no no, no can do, pal, that’s not done, they is sep’rate. Tell you what, though, I got a mate who could build you a shortcut so you can get the car from the drive to the garage through the back garden.

Export control laws force student to censor infosec research
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:46:05 GMT

Ethical hacking undergrad from Northumbria Uni falls foul of 'ethics board'

An ethical hacking student at the University of Northumbria has claimed that the university's ethics board and the Wassenaar Arrangement have forced him to delete some references to exploits from his final year dissertation.…

Storage upstart: Our flashy gear is WAY faster than slow old DRAM
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:51:05 GMT

Echoes from the ghosts of sTec and OCZ's past

A storage memory appliance to process massive Big Data sets in real-time is being developed by startup Levyx, with help from Toshiba and the reviving OCZ business in the flash department.…

Biologists gasp at lemur's improbably colossal bollocks
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:27:11 GMT

Madagascarine Mirzas' mighty nads equivalent to grapefruit sized on human chaps

Scientists are marvelling at a lemur with testicles so large that were a human chap to carry equivalent plums in his trouser department, they'd be the size of a couple of grapefruit.…

Will rising CO2 damage the world's oceans? NOT SO MUCH – new boffinry
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:57:11 GMT

Tests show key processes will be undisturbed come 2100

Those who fear that the oceans and their ability to support life on Earth may be doomed by rising CO2 – take heart!…

Rampaging fox terrorises rural sports club, victim sustains ‘tweaked groin’
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:32:09 GMT

Not so hard without your horses and dogs, are ya? Eh? EH?

Shaken members of a Cambridgeshire sports club have recounted a terrifying ordeal at the jaws of a rampaging fox.…

Assange™'s emotional plea for asylum in France rejected
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:56:06 GMT

'Didn't make any such plea anyway, what everr', tweets Wikileaks

Assange: Can I come and live in you, pretty please? France: No, you can’t come and live here! Assange: Never wanted to anyway!…

Wikipedia: YES! we’ve SAVED the INTERNET again!
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:37:12 GMT

'Are we socially responsible and honest? Hell, no. We’re Wikipedia'

Just as we predicted only yesterday, Wikipedia has proclaimed a famous “victory” over something that was never going to happen.…

It's all Uber! France ends its love affair with ride-sharing app
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:22:04 GMT

'Urban transport revolution' crushed by Madame la Republique

Ride-sharing app Uber announced on Friday that it was ditching its French service.…

Vectone Mobile gone for the week, don't know when it'll be back
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:46:05 GMT

MVNO offers ‘sincere’ apology to customers. Cheers for that

Updated MVNO Vectone Mobile's service has been down for days, with the company offering no indication as to when it might resume, or any public statement acknowledging the depth of the blunder.…

It's not for everyone, but hyperconvergence is still a valuable solution
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:04:06 GMT

DDN and HDS lead the high-end market, but others will join in soon

Comment I love the concept of hyperconvergence. Who doesn’t? An IT infrastructure built out of relatively balanced (and small) nodes, all contributing together to a large pool of computing and storage resources, which can linearly scale just by adding more nodes.…

Outsourcery has ‘greater flexibility to pursue opportunities’ after £4m Voda loan
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:43:07 GMT

It plugs a hole, but where are the profits?

Loss-making cloud biz Outsourcery has managed to tap up Vodafone for a £4m loan under a partnership deal.…

Pisspoor EE customer service earns it a cool 1 MILLION Ofcom fine
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:25:04 GMT

Mobe firm tinkers a bit and promises to do better

Ofcom has whacked EE with a £1m fine for failing to comply with the regulator's rules on handling customer complaints.…

David Beckham fakes bewilderment to flog mobiles to Yanks. Fakes?
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:04:12 GMT

Golden Balls doesn't ask about the price. Why would he?

Fashion model and former one-footed footie ace David Beckham walks into a phone shop and finds it all rather confusing, or so a new US television commercial for mobile operator Sprint would have us believe.…

Engineers 3D-print ROBOT SEAHORSE, then BATTER it with rubber mallets
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:41:33 GMT

Tail-twisting tale twist

A thing you may not have known: the tail of a seahorse is a square prism rather than the typical cylindrical shape normally expected in tails. Researchers have now investigated what mechanical performance advantages this may provide, and reckon it has immense robotic applications.…

Another day, ANOTHER Windows 10 build for us Insiders
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:22:09 GMT

Build 10162 comes with ISO download, WiFi purchase

Microsoft's "Windows Insider" fast track is living up to its name, with build 10162 released yesterday, making it three builds in four days since 10158 appeared on 29 June.…

Self/Less: Crap science, eyebrow acting, and immortality for the 1%
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:03:04 GMT

Who wants to live forever?

Film review Director Tarsem Singh has something of a fascination with technology and medicine. His first film, The Cell, posited using a virtual reality mind meld system and his latest, Self/Less, is all about swapping minds though the power of high tech.…

Angry Austrian takes a hit in David and Goliath Facebook battle
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:32:08 GMT

Vienna court says it has no jurisdiction in misuse of personal data case

The Vienna Regional Court has thrown out a case against Facebook brought by Austrian Max Schrems, on procedural grounds.…

Oi, Commish. Get off the fence over French snooping law, says MEP
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:03:05 GMT

Le Charteur des Snoopeurs interferes with EU rights list, say aggrieved folk

Dutch MEP Sophie In’t Veld has accused the European Commission of fence-sitting over France’s new “Patriot Act”.…

Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a WOOLLY MAMMOTH? YES. Should I? Hell NO
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:28:06 GMT

But it would be useful for research

Poll It will definitely be possible within the foreseeable future to bring back the long-extinct woolly mammoth, a top geneticist has said. However, in his regretful opinion such a resurrection should not be carried out.…

UK TV is getting worse as younglings shun the BBC et al, says Ofcom
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:28:21 GMT

Religion, formal education, classical music? What’s that?

If you thought that British TV drama was getting cheaper and there was less of it, Ofcom has just confirmed your hunch.…

Got a GUITAR, daddio? Wanna plug it into iOS or Droid? Try the iRig 2
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:02:03 GMT

Dangle dongle for frustrated axemen

Review Music gear manufacturer IK Multimedia will be 20 years old next year. It’s known to many these days for its iOS gadgets, but the Italian company began with software development focused on digital signal processing, producing standalone sound-creation apps and plug-in effects. One of its earliest creations, T-Racks, was dynamics processing software based on valve (toob) emulation.…

It’s 2015 and we're being told not to send credit cards as cleartext
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:29:10 GMT

PCI Council policy update lets security admins play with crypto LEGO

The payments card industry (PCI) council has reviewed its guidance to encourage businesses to stop slinging credit card data in cleartext by giving the tick to encryption solutions built from different components, rather than products that handle every step of data's journey from merchant to banker.…

What Murphy’s law has to teach you about data centres
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:19:19 GMT

'Our IT guy just let me trigger a total network outage'

Data centres are loud, noisy places. So loud, it's often hard for anyone to hear your screams and cries of frustration when Murphy decides to make you the example for his law.…

North America down to its last ~130,000 IPv4 addresses
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:58:07 GMT

If you want more, join this orderly queue, maybe forever, say number wonks

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) can no longer satisfy requests for new IPv4 addresses and has started a waitlist for those who want more.…

PureVPN calls pure BS on VPN insecurity study
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:31:10 GMT

'We fixed that stuff last year', company says, 'but have a new client anyway'

Hong Kong virtual private network provider PureVPN has rejected claims in a study published this week that its service among many other popular providers are open to DNS hijacking and has pushed fixes to shore up security.…

German army fights underground Nazi war machine hidden in Kiel pensioner's cellar
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:56:06 GMT

Police who found it were only following orders, they say

The German rozzers raided a villa in a wealthy suburb of Kiel on Wednesday (July 2), and found a Nazi tank from 1943 hidden in the cellar, alongside a torpedo and "other weaponry".…

Mastercard facial recog-ware will unlock your money using SELFIES
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:32:07 GMT

Whatever next? Belfies to get in your door?

Mastercard will begin using selfies as a means to verify payments, it is being said.…

Wanna go all Gandalf – YOU SHALL NOT PASS – on Windows 10?
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:03:10 GMT

You can stop the auto-installs, save your LAN, stay out of court and get home in time for dinner

From 29 July, as we've reported, Windows 10 downloads will start to become available.…

Azure Australia went TITSUP for about seven hours
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:46:04 GMT

Australia East region users had 'Inability to connect' on Friday

Update Microsoft's Azure service is experiencing TITSUP - Total Inability To Support Usual Performance - for some Australian users.…

Cloud market spins up a cyclone of sales
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:30:08 GMT

Server, storage and switch sales surge 25 per cent, says IDC

Happy days, hardware-sellers, box-peering-abacus-wielder IDC says sales of cloudy kit surged by a whopping 25 per cent in 2015's first quarter.…

NASA invents super-SMACK, hallucinates WHOLE STAR SYSTEMS
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:58:05 GMT

31,000--core HPC sim shows Beta Pictoris b's dust cloud dancing

video Beta Pictoris, a research favourite among astro-boffins since the discovery of its bright debris-and-dust disk in 1984, has yielded new wonders in a NASA supercomputer simulation.…

What's black, sticky, and has just 8GB of storage?
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:03:10 GMT

Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu emerges at US$110 and super low-end spec

Intel's Compute Stick, the Atom-powered, plug-this-into-your-tellie-over-HDMI femto-PC, is now available with Ubuntu pre-installed.…

This box beams cafes' Wi-Fi over 4kms so you can surf in obscurity
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:58:09 GMT

RPi-powered rig suited to Snowdenistas keen to dodge plod

Rhino Security founder Benjamin Caudill has created a tool to help privacy pundits (and criminals) connect to wireless networks from a distance of four kilometres, in a bid to foil eavesdropping authorities.…

Reddit meltdown: Top chat boards hidden as rebellion breaks out
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:27:05 GMT

Subreddits in lockdown as unpaid moderators protest shock exit of popular staffer

4chan-with-upvotes Reddit is in turmoil after a staffer much loved by the website's users suddenly left the business. Now the unpaid volunteer moderators of the site have turned against the admins aka the employees of Reddit.…

Houston Astros 'hack' row: St Louis Cardinals fire their chief scout
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:31:48 GMT

Baseball club boots out director as details on database compromise surface

The St Louis Cardinals baseball team has sacked its director of scouting over the alleged unauthorized access of a rival team's computer database.…

Ford recalls 433,000 cars: Software bug breaks engine off-switch
published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:58:47 GMT

Turning it off and on again not possible until a dealer fixes it

Ford is recalling 433,000 of its cars as they suffer from a software bug that could prevent drivers from turning off their engines.…

Looking forward to getting Windows 10 the day it ships? Yeah, about that...
published: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:49:12 GMT

Not everyone will get it all at once

Microsoft has shared more details about how it plans to roll out Windows 10 beginning later this month.…


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How many iPhones does it take to stop a bullet?
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:11:57 GMT

Can a stack of iPhones protect a Samsung Galaxy S6 from a blast fired from a Russian assault rifle? You'll just have to watch and see.









Petition for Pao resignation from Reddit grows to 130K
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:33:14 GMT

Petition organizers say they fear Pao's leadership is fostering a "new age of censorship" will destroy community-curated news site.









I, robot, take this other robot to be my wedded wife
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:07:33 GMT

Here comes the robot bride, all dressed in white. The first ever robot wedding takes place in Japan between humanoid robot Yukirin and slightly-less-humanoid bot Frois.









Don't battle the Terminator T-800, own one
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:55:06 GMT

"​Terminator: Genisys" is out, and so, soon, will be a life-size Terminator T-800 endoskeleton bust. Because nothing says shabby Skynet chic like a killer robot on the fireplace mantle.









Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:00:03 GMT

It doesn't take a coding genius to steal your Social Security number, but you can be smarter than identity thieves.









AMAgeddon: Parts of Reddit go dark over dismissal of key admin
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:41:34 GMT

Key sections of online community Reddit, including one of the site's most popular drawcards, "Ask Me Anything", are being pulled from public view in protest of the alleged firing of one its key administrators.









Uber suspends low-cost service in France in the name of safety
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:30:45 GMT

Ride-sharing company halts UberPop -- the subject of riots by taxi drivers last week -- until a French court decides whether it's constitutional.









Solar Impulse breaks record for longest sun-powered flight
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:06:31 GMT

By landing safely in Hawaii after a five-day leg, the Swiss plane -- on an around-the-world trip -- also sets the record for longest solo flight by time.









Windows 10 gets its own Minecraft, coming July 29
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:48:17 GMT

Minecraft: Windows 10 Beta Edition adds more controls and GameDVR support, and won't cost a dime for existing Minecraft PC owners.









Government blows heads off to make you think twice about fireworks
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:54:48 GMT

It's July 4, and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission wants you to be extra careful while you celebrate.









The meaning of life, according to Google's chatbot AI
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:51:12 GMT

Google's chatbot artificial intelligence has some interesting -- and not entirely illogical -- ideas about morality, philosophy and the meaning of life.









Build your own lightsaber with modular parts from Kickstarter
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:33:28 GMT

You don't have to use any force at all when building your own "Star Wars" weapon with these modular plug-and-play parts from Adaptive Saber.









Who wouldn't want an iPhone case that looks like a gun?
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:21:20 GMT

Technically Incorrect: Perhaps one of the most dangerous accessories you can buy is now available.









See winning National Geographic nature photos snapped by kids
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:13:07 GMT

Photography stars as young as 9 get their winning images displayed at the Vice President's Residence in Washington, D.C.









Winning National Geographic nature images shot by kids (pictures)
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:11:41 GMT

Young photographers see their impressive images of jelly fish, amusement park rides and wildlife chosen to go on display in Washington, D.C.









Stunning photo catches space station in transit over the full moon
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:12:16 GMT

While other eyes were on Jupiter and Venus, one photographer snapped a beautiful photo of the full moon -- complete with International Space Station.









The 8 best new titles from DC Comics
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:33:38 GMT

DC Comics has added a new range of comics to its monthly lineup, and the spate of Issue Ones makes this an ideal time for new readers to jump on-board, or for fans to pick up a new series.









Crave giveaway: Three Misfit Bolt color-changing LED smart bulbs
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:20:59 GMT

Misfit, a company known for health-tracking devices, has gotten into the lighting space with wireless LEDs you control with your mobile device.









Terminator: Meet the organisation trying to stop killer robots
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:00:54 GMT

Forget the battling T-800s of "Terminator: Genisys" -- the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns that the lethal machines of the future are more frighteningly close to home.









How Formula E can overtake F1 and help save the world
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:39:14 GMT

Find out why this electric racing series has a shot at becoming huge -- and how its technology could change the cars we drive for the better.










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Seahorse Tails Could Inspire New Generation of Robots
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:26:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at Clemson University have studied the makeup of seahorse tails and rendered its mechanics using 3D-printing in an effort to provide flexibility to stiff robots. Unlike most creatures, seahorse's tail is made of square prisms. Michael Porter, assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Clemson University said, "Almost all animal tails have circular or oval cross-sections—but not the seahorse's. We wondered why. We found that the squared-shaped tails are better when both grasping and armor functions are needed."

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Army Exoskeleton Prototype Helps Soldiers Learn To Shoot
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:10:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Infantrymen live by their shooting skills, but becoming an expert marksman can take a long time. U.S. Army researchers are working on a way to improve these skills with the help of the MAXFAS, an arm exoskeleton that uses arm braces to correct involuntary arm shakes. Designed At the U.S. Army Research Laboratory by Dan Baechle, the MAXFAS has been shown to improve aim even after users have taken it off. "Soldiers need to be able to aim and shoot accurately and quickly in the chaos of the battlefield," Baechle said. "Training with MAXFAS could improve Soldiers' accuracy, and reduce current time and ammunition requirements in basic training."

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Glitch Halts New Horizons Operations As It Nears Pluto
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:55:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: NASA says their New Horizons probe suffered a temporary communication breakdown on Saturday, 10 days before it's supposed to fly past Pluto. The mission team is working to restore normal communications. "Full recovery is expected to take from one to several days," NASA wrote in a status report on Saturday. "New Horizons will be temporarily unable to collect science data during that time."

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Russian Progress Cargo Ship Docks With Space Station
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:40:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: An unmanned Russian cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station. The successful launch, rendezvous and docking came after two resupply failures. A Progress launched in April spun out of control and a week ago, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated, destroying a supply ship loaded with supplies and equipment. "Crew reports, 'feels like Christmas in July,'" the International Space Station tweeted.

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How Apple Music Can Disrupt Users' iTunes Libraries
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:27:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Early adopters of Apple Music are warning others they could get more than they bargained for if they intend to download tracks for offline listening. Since Apple Music is primarily a streaming service, this functionality necessitates turning on iCloud Music for syncing purposes. The way Apple syncs files is to scan your library for known music files, and if it finds one, the service gives your account access to Apple's canonical copy. Unfortunately, this wipes out any custom edits you made to the file's metadata. For those who have put a lot of time into customizing their library, this can do a lot of damage to their organizational system. Apple's efforts to simplify and streamline the process have once again left advanced users with a difficult decision to make.

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Scientists Look For Patterns In North Carolina Shark Attacks
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:20:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes: The Washington Post reports that there have been seven recent shark attacks in North Carolina. Scientists are looking for what might be luring the usually shy sharks so close to shore and among the swimmers they usually avoid. It's an unusual number of attacks for a state that recorded 25 attacks between 2005 and 2014. Even with the recent incidents, researchers emphasize that sharks are a very low-level threat to humans, compared with other forms of wildlife. Bees, for example, are much more dangerous. And swimming itself is hazardous even without sharks around. George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida's Florida Museum of Natural History, speculates that several environmental factors could be pushing sharks to congregate in the Outer Banks. It is a warm year, and the water has a higher level of salinity because of a low-level drought in the area. Also, a common species of forage fish — menhaden — has been abundant this year and might have attracted more sharks to the area. Burgess also says some fishermen put bait in the water near piers, which could lure the predators closer to shore; two of the encounters took place within 100 yards of a pier. "That's a formula for shark attacks," Burgess says of these conditions, taken together. "Now, does that explain seven attacks in three weeks? No, it doesn't."

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Theresa May Named UK's Internet Villain of the Year
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 06:24:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes with news that Theresa May, the UK's Secretary of State for the Home Department, has been named the UK internet industry's villain of the year. She won this dubious honor for pushing the UK's controversial "snooper's charter" legislation, which would require ISPs to retain massive amounts of data regarding their subscribers for no less than a year. May championed the legislation without consulting the internet industry. Conversely, "The MPs Tom Watson and David Davis were jointly named internet hero for their legal action against the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act. 'Surveillance has dominated both the hero and villain shortlists for number of years, and it was felt Davis and Watson were some of the best informed politicians on the subject,' the ISPA said."

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Bitcoin Snafu Causes Miners To Generate Invalid Blocks
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:21:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: A notice at bitcoin.org warns users of the cryptocurrency that many miners are currently generating invalid blocks. The cause seems to be out-of-date software, and software that assumed blocks were valid instead of checking them. They explain further "For several months, an increasing amount of mining hash rate has been signaling its intent to begin enforcing BIP66 strict DER signatures. As part of the BIP66 rules, once 950 of the last 1,000 blocks were version 3 (v3) blocks, all upgraded miners would reject version 2 (v2) blocks. Early morning UTC on 4 July 2015, the 950/1000 (95%) threshold was reached. Shortly thereafter, a small miner (part of the non-upgraded 5%) mined an invalid block--as was an expected occurrence. Unfortunately, it turned out that roughly half the network hash rate was mining without fully validating blocks (called SPV mining), and built new blocks on top of that invalid block. Note that the roughly 50% of the network that was SPV mining had explicitly indicated that they would enforce the BIP66 rules. By not doing so, several large miners have lost over $50,000 dollars worth of mining income so far."

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Brain-Inspired 'Memcomputer' Constructed
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:35:00 GMT

New submitter DorkFest writes: "Inspired by the human brain, UC San Diego scientists have constructed a new kind of computer that stores information and processes it in the same place. This prototype 'memcomputer' solves a problem involving a large dataset more quickly than conventional computers, while using far less energy. ... Such memcomputers could equal or surpass the potential of quantum computers, they say, but because they don't rely on exotic quantum effects are far more easily constructed." The team, led by UC San Diego physicist Massimiliano Di Ventra published their results in the journal Science Advances.

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Microsoft Edge, HTML5, and DRM
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:02:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft is building its new browser, Edge, with the intention of avoiding many of the flaws that plagued Internet Explorer over its long and tumultuous life. Part of this involves moving away from plug-ins, and Edge will not support ActiveX. Instead, they're focusing on interoperable media, and that means non-plug-in video players that meet HTML5 specs. Of course, not all video players want to disseminate their content for free, which means: DRM. Microsoft's Edge team has published a new post explaining how they'll be handling support for DRM and "premium media" in the new browser. They say, "Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge support DASH, MSE, EME and CENC natively, and other major browsers ship implementations of MSE and CENC compliant EME. This support allows developers to build plug-in free web video apps that runs across a huge range of platforms and devices, with each MSE/EME implementation built on top of a different media pipeline and DRM provider. In the days when DRM systems used proprietary file formats and encryption methods, this variation in DRM providers by browser would have presented a significant issue. With the development and use of Common Encryption (CENC), the problem is substantially reduced because the files are compressed in standard formats and encrypted using global industry standards. The service provider issues the keys and licenses necessary to consume the content in a given browser, but the website code, content and encryption keys are common across all of them, regardless of which DRM is in use."

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Researcher Who Reported E-voting Vulnerability Targeted By Police Raid in Argentina
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:30:00 GMT

TrixX writes: Police have raided the home of an Argentinian security professional who discovered and reported several vulnerabilities in the electronic ballot system (Google translation of Spanish original) to be used next week for elections in the city of Buenos Aires. The vulnerabilities (exposed SSL keys and ways to forge ballots with multiple votes) had been reported to the manufacturer of the voting machines, the media, and the public about a week ago. There has been no arrest, but his computers and electronics devices have been impounded (Spanish original). Meanwhile, the information security community in Argentina is trying to get the media to report this notorious attempt to "kill the messenger." Another source (Spanish original).

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Frank Herbert's Dune, 50 Years On
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:02:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: This October will be the 50th anniversary of Frank Herbert's massively popular and influential sci-fi novel Dune. The Guardian has written a piece examining its effects on the world at large, and how the book remains relevant even now. Quoting: 'Books read differently as the world reforms itself around them, and the Dune of 2015 has geopolitical echoes that it didn't in 1965, before the oil crisis and 9/11. ... As Paul's destiny becomes clear to him, he begins to have visions 'of fanatic legions following the green and black banner of the Atreides, pillaging and burning across the universe in the name of their prophet Muad'Dib.' If Paul accepts this future, he will be responsible for 'the jihad's bloody swords,' unleashing a nomad war machine that will up-end the corrupt and oppressive rule of the emperor Shaddam IV (good) but will kill untold billions (not so good) in the process. In 2015, the story of a white prophet leading a blue-eyed brown-skinned horde of jihadis against a ruler called Shaddam produces a weird funhouse mirror effect, as if someone has jumbled up recent history and stuck the pieces back together in a different order."

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When Nerds Do BBQ
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:33:00 GMT

Rick Zeman writes: On this 4th of July, the day when Americans flock to their grills and smokers, Wired has a fascinating article on a computerized smoker designed by Harvard engineering students. They say, "In prototype form, the smoker looks like a combination of a giant pepper mill, a tandoori oven, and V.I.N.CENT from The Black Hole. It weighs 300 pounds. It has a refueling chute built into the side of it. And it uses a proportional-integral-derivative controller, a Raspberry Pi, and fans to regulate its own temperature, automatically producing an ideal slow-and-low burn." After cooking >200 lbs of brisket while fine-tuning the design, the students concluded, "Old-school pitmasters are like, 'I cook mine in a garbage can,' and there's a point of pride in that. A lot of the cutting edge is when you take an art form and drag it back onto scientific turf and turn it into an algorithm. I don't think we've diluted the artistic component with this."

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Ask Slashdot: How Much Did Your Biggest Tech Mistake Cost?
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:01:00 GMT

NotQuiteReal writes: What is the most expensive piece of hardware you broke (I fried a $2500 disk drive once, back when 400MB was $2500) or what software bug did you let slip that caused damage? (No comment on the details — but about $20K cost to a client.) Did you lose your job over it? If you worked on the Mars probe that crashed, please try not to be the First Post, that would scare off too many people!

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Why Electric Vehicles Aren't More Popular
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:34:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Ars takes a look at a recent report from the National Academy of Sciences into the reasons why more people aren't driving electric vehicles. Of course infrastructure issues are a part of it — until charging stations are ubiquitous, the convenience factor for using a gas-powered car will weigh heavily on consumers's minds. (This despite the prevalence of outlets at home and work, where the vast majority of charging will be done even with better infrastructure.) But other reasons are much more tractable. Simply giving somebody experience with an EV tends to make the fog of mystery surrounding them dissipate, and the design of the car counts for a lot, too. It turns out car buyers don't want their EVs to look different from regular cars.

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Solar Impulse 2 Completes Record-Breaking Flight
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:04:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Solar Impulse 2, the airplane powered only by the sun's light, has completed its flight from Japan to Hawaii. The distance sets the record for manned, solar-powered flight, both by distance (7,200 km, according to the BBC) and by time spent aloft (118 hours). This was one leg in a longer journey to fly around the world, and by far the longest they've attempted. Their next leg will send them across the rest of the Pacific Ocean, landing in Phoenix, Arizona. Then they'll stop off at New York before crossing the Atlantic Ocean on their way back to the journey's starting point, Abu Dhabi. Pilot Andre Borschberg was in good shape, despite spending almost five consecutive days in command of the aircraft. He was only allowed to sleep for up to 20 minutes at a time, so he took about a dozen naps every day. He did this at an altitude of 9,000 meters, and while taking medication to prevent thrombosis. Borschberg's partner, Bertrand Piccard, will fly the aircraft during the next leg to Phoenix. This will happen as soon as the plane is checked out and meteorologists think the weather will be placid enough for a safe crossing.

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Wired Cautions Would-Be Drone Photogs on the 4th
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:36:00 GMT

Last year's spectacular but unauthorized you-are-there video from the inside of a fireworks display has probably inspired quite a few people to try getting their own bird's-eye view this year. Wired cautions photographers, though, that many municipalities have specifically banned (and some will be looking for) unauthorized airborne visitors, and that the FAA's guidelines for legal flight are tricky to comply with during a fireworks show. This is both because it's hard to maintain visual contact with a drone amid the dark and smoke of a show, and because of the altitude at which many commercial firework shells burst. In addition, even if a drone photo mission goes under the radar vis-a-vis local authorities, if resulting footage appears on an ad-supported site, like YouTube, the FAA may be a bit more interested than the pilot would like.

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Someone Will Die Playing a Game In Virtual Reality
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:28:00 GMT

SlappingOysters writes: Grab It has detailed a hands-on session with horror VR title Kitchen — from Resident Evil creator Capcom — and argues how the physical reaction to the experience could lead to death. The site also believes that classifying VR games will be a challenge and many titles could be banned. Virtual Reality has a big year ahead, with the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus all set to release, while Microsoft is working on the HoloLens, which the site argues adds a further challenge to traditional gaming.

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Machine Learning System Detects Emotions and Suicidal Behavior
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 09:01:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes with word as reported by The Stack of a new machine learning technology under development at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology "which can identify emotion in text messages and email, such as sarcasm, irony and even antisocial or suicidal thoughts." Computer science student Eden Saig, the system's creator, explains that in text and email messages, many of the non-verbal cues (like facial expression) that we use to interpret language are missing. His software applies semantic analysis to those online communications and tries to figure out their emotional import and context by looking for word patterns (not just more superficial markers like emoticons or explicit labels like "[sarcasm]"), and can theoretically identify clues of threatening or self-destructive behavior.

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How To Design Robot Overlords For "Robot Overlords"
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:11:00 GMT

Hallie Siegel writes: Ever wonder how they make robots look so awesomely real in movies? Visual effects expert Graham Edwards goes behind the scenes with the makers of Robot Overlords to take you through the development of the robots in this movie, from script development and sketches, to filming and post FX. Really cool to see how these robots come to life.

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Review: Asus Zenfone 2
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:00:48 GMT

Review: Asus Zenfone 2

The newest massive Android phablet from Chinese manufacturer Asus takes the idea of a "computer in your pocket" quite seriously.

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Star Fox May Finally Justify Wii U’s Weird Controller
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:00:28 GMT

Star Fox May Finally Justify Wii U’s Weird Controller

"Star Fox Zero" was designed to show how the Wii U's GamePad controller could be used to create a unique game experience.

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WIRED Staffers Pick Your Must-Reads of the Summer
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:00:16 GMT

WIRED Staffers Pick Your Must-Reads of the Summer

Let WIRED propose your next great paper (or e-ink) adventure.

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Airbnb Needs to Be Better at Search Than Google
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:00:13 GMT

Airbnb Needs to Be Better at Search Than Google

Airbnb uses sophisticated tech to find the hosts that are most likely to let you crash in their homes for the weekend.

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Awesome Retro-Futuristic NES Will Set You Back a Cool $500
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:00:12 GMT

Awesome Retro-Futuristic NES Will Set You Back a Cool $500

It's ludicrously expensive, but this aluminum unibody 8-bit NES packs in features that put it more in line with modern-day game machines.

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Here Are Your WIRED Star Wars Challenges for Week 10
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:00:05 GMT

Here Are Your WIRED Star Wars Challenges for Week 10

We're only 165 days away from J.J. Abrams' new space epic. Your challenges, should you choose to accept them, are here.

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Why the Big Bang’s Light May Have a Tilt
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:05:40 GMT

Why the Big Bang’s Light May Have a Tilt

Scientists haven’t rigorously tested the cosmic microwave background for a revealing shift in 25 years. A new experiment aims to change that.

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Adorable Concept Sensors Track the True Onset of Summer
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:35:36 GMT

Adorable Concept Sensors Track the True Onset of Summer

A pair of students have created sensors that monitor the tell-tale signs of warm weather.

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We Made You a Sicknasty July 4th Party Playlist. Enjoy.
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:00:46 GMT

We Made You a Sicknasty July 4th Party Playlist. Enjoy.

What's an Independence Day barbecue without a great soundtrack?

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Your Essential 4th of July Captain America Reading List
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:00:41 GMT

Your Essential 4th of July Captain America Reading List

Want to spend the holiday with the United States' most patriotic superhero? Grab these comics.

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While You Were Offline: People Have Strong Opinions About Peas
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:00:27 GMT

While You Were Offline: People Have Strong Opinions About Peas

ICYMI, people on the Internet have very strong feelings about what you can put in guacamole.

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How 16 Harvard Students Built the Ultimate BBQ Bot
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:00:18 GMT

How 16 Harvard Students Built the Ultimate BBQ Bot

Pitmasters, this will be hard to swallow: Some of the best smoked brisket comes out of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Reddit Is Revolting
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:58:28 GMT

Reddit Is Revolting

The popular site is in turmoil with scores of subreddits effectively shut down to protest the firing of Victoria Taylor.

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Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:48 GMT

Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers

Long stereotyped as hippies stuck in the Summer of Love, the Dead stood at the vanguard of the digital revolution for 50 years.

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8 Foreign Cars That Are Totally ‘Murican
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:48 GMT

8 Foreign Cars That Are Totally ‘Murican

Lots of foreign automakers have piled on horsepower, speed, height, width, weight, and noise, with no practical aim in mind.

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Medicine Is a Battlefield. Here’s How to Stay in the Know
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:47 GMT

Medicine Is a Battlefield. Here’s How to Stay in the Know

It's been said science is a full contact sport. And no branch gets rowdier in a political sense than health care.

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The Week in TV: Good Luck Surviving This Charm Overload
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:36 GMT

The Week in TV: Good Luck Surviving This Charm Overload

It’s the freakin' weekend, let us help you have you some fun! Here are the week's best late-night TV bits.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, ‘Just Lie Down and Start Screaming’
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:25 GMT

Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, ‘Just Lie Down and Start Screaming’

The tarantula hawk is actually a kind of solitary wasp, with a sting that causes a fiercely electric pain that could only be described as totally unacceptable.

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Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before WIRED, There Was the Eccentric Mondo 2000
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:21 GMT

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before WIRED, There Was the Eccentric Mondo 2000

When WIRED launched in 1993, few people had seen anything like it. But it wasn't totally alone.

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Security News This Week: Your VPN Probably Isn’t Private
published: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:20 GMT

Security News This Week: Your VPN Probably Isn’t Private

Every week, WIRED Security rounds up the vulnerabilities and privacy updates you may have missed.

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News from across the show-biz spectrum-TV, movies, music and celebrities

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published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:30:50 GMT
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Kit Harington Sparks Hope for Fans of Game of Thrones' Jon Snow—Find Out Why and Check Out a Photo!
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 18:30:50 GMT

Kit Harington may have gotten himself into a hairy situation. The 28-year-old hottie was recently seen sporting curly, shoulder-length hair, the same style worn by hisGame of...

Prince George Wears Outfit Nearly Identical to Younger Prince William's at Princess Charlotte's Christening—See Pics!
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:36:00 GMT

Like father, like son! At Princess Charlotte's christeningin England on Sunday, her almost 2-year-old brotherPrince George wore an adorable outfit nearly identical to the...

Princess Charlotte's Christening: All the Details, Plus Pics of Her, Prince George, Prince William & Kate Middleton!
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:44:00 GMT

Princess Charlotte, the two-month-old daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton and the fourth in line to the British throne, was christened on Sunday in England. The baby was joined...

Princess Charlotte's Christening: Details About Her Royal Christening Gown, Which May Look Familiar!
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:30:53 GMT

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess CharlottePrincess Charlotte will wear brother Prince George's hand-me-downs, a replica of a more than 170-year-old royal heirloom also worn by other members of her family, at her christening on...

Princess Charlotte's 5 Godparents Revealed Before Christening—See the List!
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:27:07 GMT

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess CharlottePrincess Charlotte, the second child and first daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is set to be christened in England on Sunday and Kensington Palace has revealed the names of her five...

Shark Week 2015: Can You Guess the Celebrity Smile on a Shark?
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:00:00 GMT

Duuun dun duuun dun dun dun dun dun dun… That's the distressing sound of the predatory sharks in the iconic film Jaws fast approaching, but we're bringing you something a...

Kevin Hart Teases His "Small" and "Simple" Wedding to Eniko Parrish: We're Not "Making a Big Mascarade"
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:00:00 GMT

Big engagement ring equals big wedding day? Not so fast! Kevin Hart wowed his leading lady Eniko Parrish last summer when he proposed with a stunning piece of bling. But as the couple...

Plain White T's Singer Tim Lopez Marries His Ready for Love Match Jenna Reeves—Get the Details!
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:36:13 GMT

Hey there Tim Lopez, what's it like to be a married man?! The Plain White T's member married his girlfriend Jenna Reeves in front of family and friends Saturday night, his rep...

The Biggest Loser Contestant Tara Costa Gets Married, Shows Off Weight Loss 6 Years After Completing Show
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:36:18 GMT

She may not have been The Biggest Loser, but Tara Costa was definitely the biggest winner on her wedding day. E! News can confirm the season seven contender, who finished in third place...

Vanessa Williams Marries Boyfriend Jim Skrip!
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:37:00 GMT

And the sparks just keep flying! Vanessa Williams and her fianc Jim Skrip got married Saturday evening, the actress' rep confirmed to E! News. Family and friends were...

Billy Joel Gets Married! Singer Says "I Do" to Alexis Roderick During Surprise Fourth of July Wedding Ceremony
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 01:00:00 GMT

This is the time to say "I Do!" Billy Joel and his longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick celebrated their holiday weekend by getting married in a surprise ceremony Saturday...

Cynthia Bailey Reacts to NeNe Leakes' Real Housewives of Atlanta Departure: The Show Isn't About Just One Person
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:23:00 GMT

Out with the old and in with the new! That's what Cynthia Bailey may be thinking when it comes to the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Atlanta. While the model appears...

Diana Douglas Dies: Actress, Mother of Michael Douglas and Ex-Wife of Kirk Douglas Was 92
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:51:26 GMT

Sad news—actress Diana Douglas, mother of 70-year-old actor Michael Douglas, had died at age 92. Her husband of 15 years, Donald Webster, told The Hollywood Reporter and...

Kelly Rutherford Reunites With Her 2 Kids in New York City Amid Ongoing Custody Battle
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:29:22 GMT

Kelly RutherfordThis Fourth of July is turning out to be extra special for Kelly Rutherford. The Gossip Girl actress received quite the special gift when she was reunited with her children in New York...

10 Reasons Why Taylor Swift's Fourth of July Celebration Was Better Than Anyone Else's Party!
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:47:00 GMT

Taylor Swift's Fourth of July style is on point! It's no secret that the "Shake It Off" singer treats the summer holiday as a very special day. After all, who can forget...

Kelly Rowland Talks Son Titan and Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss, Plus Is She Thinking About Baby No. 2?
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:40:00 GMT

Kelly Rowland'sfirst child, son Titan Jewell Weatherspoon, turns eight months old on the Fourth of July. At the Samsung Galaxy Experience Center at the 2015 Essence Festival in...

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Get Fired Up in Twitter Feud With Rapper Joe Budden: "Let's Celebrate Black Love"
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:53:00 GMT

Don't mess with the dynamic duo known as Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj! Joe Budden recently participated in another I'll Name This Podcast Later where he shared his honest and open...

Nicolas Cage Models Superman Costume in 1997 Test Footage of Canceled Tim Burton Movie: "This Is Great"
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:44:06 GMT

Did you know Nicolas Cage almost played Superman? You did? Well, did you know, as you probably guessed, that he looked spectacularas the Man of Steel? Because he totally...

Kelly Rowland Joins Empire Season 2—Find Out Who She's Playing (Spoiler Alert)!
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:19:01 GMT

Empire's VIP guest list for season 2 keeps growing! Kelly Rowlandwill appear on the hit FOX show this fall, a source told E! News exclusively on Saturday, the Fourth of July....

Kim Kardashian Says She Doesn't Get Botox When Pregnant, Shares Pics of North West And Her Creative Outfit
published: Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:46:36 GMT

Kim Kardashian knows being pregnant means making sacrifices. The 34-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashiansstar is expecting her second child with husband Kanye West,...


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Greece defiantly rejects Europe's bailout offer
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:53:03 -0400

With their banks running out of cash on Monday, the Greeks vote "no" on key referendum, despite warning of likely forced euro exit

U.S. coalition hammers de facto ISIS capital Raqqa
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:19:03 -0400

Rare targeting of ISIS stronghold hits city center, going after ISIS' "ability to move"; Iraq claims to hold off latest ISIS assault on key dam

Women's World Cup final gives U.S. a 2nd chance
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:54:15 -0400

Japan won the 2011 Women's World Cup final over the Americans, and the two teams are set to square up for a rematch for the title tonight

John Dickerson’s field notes: Political truth-tellers
published: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:17:29 -0400

“Face the Nation” host takes a look at the history of presidential candidates promising to “tell it like it is” to the American people