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Mark Karpeles, Chief of Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange, Is Arrested in Tokyo
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:14:09 GMT

The police said they believed Mr. Karpeles had manipulated transaction records on a computer system that Mt. Gox used to swap Bitcoins for dollars.









Tibetan Who Called for Dalai Lama’s Return Is Said to Be Freed From Chinese Prison
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:07:40 GMT

Runggye Adak was jailed for eight years after calling for the spiritual leader’s return to Tibet in a speech at a major festival.









Talks for Pacific Trade Deal Stumble
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:02:12 GMT

The breakdown is a setback for the Obama administration, which had promoted the talks as the final round for the largest regional trade agreement ever.









2022 Olympics Leave China Beaming From Its Growing Clout
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:17:38 GMT

Despite a few reservations, a proud nationalism was much in evidence across China after the selection of Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.









New Meningitis Strain in Africa Brings Call for More Vaccines
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:30:17 GMT

An international consortium is seeking five million doses of the vaccine against Type C meningitis and says they must arrive by January to be effective.









Rivals of ISIS Attack U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Group
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:37:43 GMT

The members trained by the United States to take on the Islamic State found themselves fighting off an attack from another Islamist faction.









U.S. Decides to Retaliate Against China’s Hacking
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:26:15 GMT

The Obama administration decided a response was needed after the Chinese stole data on 20 million Americans from the Office of Personnel Management.









Open Source: Indian Rapper Calls Out Unilever to a Nicki Minaj Beat
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:15:29 GMT

For the song, “Kodaikanal Won’t,” Sofia Ashraf borrowed the tune to “Anaconda,” but crafted entirely new lyrics.









Founder of Haqqani Network Is Long Dead, Aide Says
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:57:05 GMT

The death of Jalaluddin Haqqani in 2014 was reported days after the Taliban’s overall leader was confirmed to have died more than two years ago.









Argentine Businessman Pleads Not Guilty in FIFA Corruption Case
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:15:16 GMT

Alejandro Burzaco, a citizen of Argentina and Italy, was the third defendant to appear in United States federal court in connection with the case.









Plane Debris Is Probably From Flight 370, Australians Say
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:52:02 GMT

Two senior officials cautioned that final confirmation about the object found on a remote French island could come only from the French or Malaysian authorities.









First Draft: Hillary Clinton Suggests Jeb Bush Has Hurt Black Americans’ Cause
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:45:30 GMT

In a speech in Florida to a largely black audience at the annual meeting of the National Urban League, Hillary Rodham Clinton derided the policies and proposals of Jeb Bush, a former governor of the state.









Jewish Arsonists Suspected in West Bank Attack That Killed Palestinian Toddler
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:44:29 GMT

The attack was branded as terrorism by Israeli and Palestinian politicians, and shocked consciences on both sides of the simmering conflict.









Inquiry Into Litvinenko Poisoning Ends With a Nugget of Debris
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:42:22 GMT

The lawyer for the widow of the former K.G.B. officer said Vladimir Putin must have approved the use of a radioactive toxin traced to a suspect’s London hotel room.









Britain and France Point Fingers as Migrant Crisis Becomes a Political One
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:29:17 GMT

The British are blaming the French, the French are blaming the British, and both are blaming the European Union for what they call an incoherent policy.









Zimbabwe Official Urges Extradition of Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:52:50 GMT

Oppah Muchinguri, the environment minister, said Dr. Walter J. Palmer, a dentist and big-game hunter from Minnesota, had broken Zimbabwe’s laws.









Reversing Itself, Britain Grants Ai Weiwei a Six-Month Visa
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:35:21 GMT

The turnabout comes after a day of embarrassing criticism over the government’s assertion that the dissident Chinese artist had lied on his application.









Sports of The Times: At the 2022 Winter Olympics, No Snow Is No Problem for the I.O.C.
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:58:00 GMT

It’s a sad day when the International Olympic Committee cannot even meet one of the lowest bars for a potential Winter Games host city: snow.









First Draft: Familiar Names Gave Big to Jeb Bush-Aligned ‘Super PAC’
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:45:20 GMT

Millions of dollars in donations to the group, Right to Rise USA, came from Bush family members, former presidential appointees, and prominent Republican donors.









Shooting at Sri Lanka Political Meeting Leaves 1 Dead and 12 Hurt
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:34:10 GMT

The finance minister, Ravi Karunanayake, who was at the scene, called the violence “an act of political terrorism.”










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Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:36:40 GMT

PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin.









Iran's parliament has no power over nuclear deal, top negotiator says
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:08:05 GMT

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement signed with world powers last month, the Islamic Republic's top nuclear negotiator was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Merkel to run for fourth term in 2017: Der Spiegel
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:49:09 GMT

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has ruled Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, according to an unsourced report on Saturday in Der Spiegel news magazine.









New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:33:34 GMT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection.

Eleven Colombian military personnel killed in plane crash
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:24:09 GMT

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board, according to a statement from the Air Force.









Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral expected to draw large crowds
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:04:06 GMT

ALPHARETTA, Ga., (Reuters) - Scores of onlookers are expected to gather on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston.

Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:38:08 GMT

LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs.









Mexican judge suspends U.S. extradition order for fugitive 'Chapo' Guzman
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:46:12 GMT

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican judge temporarily suspended a U.S. extradition order on Friday for the fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even though the federal attorney general's office had approved it a day earlier.

Former CEO of collapsed Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange arrested in Japan: reports
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:40:26 GMT

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency, Japanese media reports said.









Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:06:44 GMT

By Mica Rosenberg, Ryan McNeill, Megan Twohey and Michelle Conlin

Greek PM defends controversial 'Plan B' for euro zone exit
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:31:00 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras acknowledged on Friday that his government had made covert contingency plans in case Greece was forced out of the euro, but rejected accusations that he had plotted a return to the drachma.









Recovered plane debris flown to France for checks
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:09:53 GMT

ST DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster.









Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:54:28 GMT

LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.









Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:19:31 GMT

HARARE (Reuters) - The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.









How Pentagon war fund became a budget buster Washington can't resist
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:47:51 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Still, Congress has authorized a 38 percent increase in the war budget over last year.









Two Ohio campus police officers won't face charges: prosecutor
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:30:12 GMT

(Reuters) - Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were interviewed about the death of an unarmed black motorist at the hands of a fellow officer will not face charges, a prosecutor said on Friday.

Exclusive: Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises specter of split
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:44:15 GMT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest.









Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:07:31 GMT

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars.

U.S. employment data weigh on dollar, Treasury yields
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:01:20 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell and benchmark U.S. Treasury yields touched multi-week lows on Friday as an unexpectedly weak government reading of American labor costs dulled prospects for higher U.S. interest rates.









Reports of Haqqani network founder's death, but family denies
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:32:15 GMT

WANA/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Family members on Friday denied reports of the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the fearsome Haqqani militant network blamed for some of Afghanistan's deadliest suicide attacks.


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Huge national repository houses confiscated animal items
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:43:07 EDT

Bin Laden relatives killed in crash
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:18:17 EDT

Members of Osama bin Laden's family were killed in a small plane crash in southern England in which three passengers and the pilot died, the Saudi Embassy in London said.

Cops: Inmate escaped, then killed
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:42:14 EDT

Firefighter dies as Calif. blazes rage
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:28:33 EDT

A firefighter battling one of the large wildfires burning in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said.

MH370 answers could come soon
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:54:58 EDT

Debris believed to be from a Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday, where investigators will use sophisticated technology to determine whether it's linked to the long-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Bitcoin exchange boss arrested
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:55:34 EDT

Japanese police have arrested the head of the Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange company over the loss of a "massive amount" of the virtual online currency.

Wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:13:16 EDT

Roddy Piper, arguably professional wrestling's all-time top bad guy, has died at the age of 61, his agent Jay Schachter told CNN Friday.

Clintons made $141M over 8 years
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:58:52 EDT

Hillary Clinton released eight years of tax returns Friday and hit her potential 2016 Republican presidential opponents in the process.

2nd surfer fights off shark attack
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:40:26 EDT

A second Australian surfer has warded off a shark attack by punching the predator after it bit his leg, police in New South Wales said Friday.

Coast Guard ending hunt for teens
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:10:14 EDT

'Rose Garden' singer dies
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:59:04 EDT

Lynn Anderson, whose version of the song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" was one of the biggest country hits of the 1970s, has died. She was 67.

MLBer goes from tears to cheers
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:15:32 EDT

Talk about a swing of emotions.

Florida refuses to probe baby's death
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:07:48 EDT

The state of Florida has declined to investigate a complaint from a mother whose baby died after heart surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, which CNN found had a high mortality rate for pediatric open-heart surgeries from 2011 to 2013.

Obama's huge trade deal stalls
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:51:00 EDT

President Barack Obama will have to wait longer to announce the biggest free trade deal in history.

D.C. will soon be beneath us
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:28:53 EDT

Washington, D.C., where the powers that reign over the United States reside, is sinking into the ocean.

HBO chief: Jon Snow is dead
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:28:36 EDT

Hot off of a record 126 Emmy nominations, HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo took the Television Critics Association summer press tour stage Thursday to a deluge of questions.

What's new on Netflix, Hulu
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:50:34 EDT

How is it already almost the end of summer?

Symbol of Libya's revolution now just another Colorado inmate
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:25:01 EDT

Searching for America's 'center'
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:25:13 EDT

Close your eyes and imagine the "center" of America.

Famous atheists and their beliefs
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:24:08 EDT

The week in 38 photos
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:46:28 EDT

WWE wrestler tweets airplane scare
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:46:27 EDT

Take a look at 22 selfies of the week from July 21 through July 28.

The young, raw Elvis Presley
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:46:27 EDT

Sixty-one years ago Thursday -- on July 30, 1954 -- 19-year-old Elvis Presley made his first live, professional appearance at a concert in Memphis, Tennessee. A new book from Taschen, "Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll," brings together photos from legendary photographer Alfred Wertheimer.

Clintons earned nearly $141M from '07 to '14
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:57:05 EDT

O'Malley unveils criminal justice reform plan
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:57:05 EDT

Trump campaign probing staffer's Facebook posts
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:57:06 EDT

Inside the big money shaping 2016
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:57:06 EDT

Latest Clinton emails: 'H' learns how to email
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:57:06 EDT

The State Department on Friday released the latest batch of emails Hillary Clinton sent and received during her time as Secretary of State.

The cowardice and ego of trophy hunting
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:19:03 EDT

How twisted was it to kill Cecil?
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:24:00 EDT

Jon Stewart's next big move?
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:24:00 EDT

Why China likes the Iran deal
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:24:00 EDT

As members of Congress debate whether to back the deal over Iran's nuclear program, one source of support seems guaranteed -- China. It's one of the biggest winners in the agreement, with the lifting of sanctions as Iran pulls back key elements of its enrichment program set to allow Beijing to deepen its historic partnership with Tehran. While China is undoubtedly eyeing the potential economic benefits, Beijing also likely sees an opportunity to challenge U.S. influence in the Middle East.

Abercrombie: An exclusive frat party
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:24:00 EDT

I have to admit I haven't shopped at Abercrombie & Fitch since I was a freshman in college. Even then, when I fell squarely within the brand's numerical demographic, I felt fully outside of it. I prefer not to dress like a frat party might spontaneously materialize in front of me at any moment. And I like keeping my midriff to myself.

Mom freaks out after leaving baby in hot car
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:21:24 EDT

A police body cam captures a mother's reaction to finding out she had left her toddler in a hot van in Oklahoma. CNN's Andrew Spencer reports.

Knife-wielding man attacks cops
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:46:54 EDT

Two UK police officers were able to subdue a knife-wielding man with only batons and pepper-spray while responding to a domestic incident.

Deadly cobra loose in luxury apartments
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:23:11 EDT

A deadly albino cobra stunned residents at a luxury apartment complex, before being captured by police officers. CNN affiliate KTRK reports.

Meet Earl, the 'Grumpy Puppy'
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:38:17 EDT

Dog owners in Iowa posted Facebook pictures of their pooch, who became an Internet sensation for his not-so-happy facial expression. KWQC has the story.

'Deflatecakes' are flying off the shelves
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:10:05 EDT

Taylor's Bakery was buzzing after owners posted a picture of their "Deflatecake" on Facebook. CNN affiliate WISH reports.

Baby locked inside daycare, parents break in
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:45:44 EDT

Parents break through a window of a Houston, Texas daycare after they find their infant son locked inside and alone.

One tree grows 40 different types of fruit
published: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:31:06 EDT

Artist Sam Van Aken has created a series of trees that grow dozens of different types of stone fruits. He tells a TEDxManhattan conference that these trees are a research project, an art exhibit and a conservation mission.

Dad's 'Taken' note to kids goes viral
published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:43:40 EDT

A dad found inspiration from the Liam Neeson movie "Taken" to get his kids to keep the kitchen clean. CNN affiliate WISH reports.

Facebook founder posts news about his private life
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:39:08 EDT

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reveals in a personal post that he and his wife have experienced three miscarriages, but they are expecting a baby.

WWII Marines finally returned home
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:05:45 EDT

Earlier this week the remains of dozens of Marines who battled the Japanese during World War II were finally returned to the U.S. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Chris Christie: 'Premature' to dismiss Donald Trump
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:35:25 EDT

CNN's Jake Tapper interviews GOP presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie, who weighs in on polls and current frontrunner Donald Trump.

Is 'Jihadi John' still alive?
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:41:14 EDT

The U.S. government has "very recent indications" that "Jihadi John" -- the notorious hooded ISIS executioner seen in violent hostage beheading videos -- is alive. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

Weird red streaks spotted on Saturn moon
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:21:46 EDT

Did you see the rare blue moon?
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:19:33 EDT

New planet found in nearby solar system
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:30:03 EDT

Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside of our solar system.

Rosetta finds primordial soup of compounds on comet
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:38:33 EDT

Could life on Earth have been kick-started by a comet strike? A startling discovery by the Rosetta comet-chasing mission has added fresh evidence to suggest that it is possible.

'The Hunt': Anti-vaccine mom charged with kidnapping
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:59:09 EDT

John Walsh: Police need to take this seriously
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:58:22 EDT

Megan Everett fled with her daughter, leaving behind a note. The child's father is searching. "The Hunt with John Walsh," Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

'The Hunt': Charged with indecency with a child, suspect disappears
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:28:16 EDT

John Napier was arrested in Texas but after making bond, he ran off. "The Hunt with John Walsh," Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

'Death Row Stories': Rebuilding a life after death row exoneration
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:20:04 EDT

Seth Penalver dropped to the floor and wept into his chair when a Florida jury declared him not guilty in the shooting deaths of three people during a 1994 home invasion.

California wildfires
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:20:59 EDT

California has been battling wildfires as its historic drought reaches a fourth year.

CNN's best photo galleries this week
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:20:13 EDT

Take a look at CNN's best feature photography from July 25 through July 31.

Photos from a city under siege
published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:42:18 EDT

Every 10 minutes, a randomly targeted shell explodes, rattling the windows and doors in Aden's city center. Once a bustling port in Yemen, Aden has been reduced to rubble, ravaged by the incessant shelling of the Houthi militia that has the city surrounded.

The 'most ubiquitous consumer item'
published: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:33:47 EDT

In 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records named the plastic bag the "most ubiquitous consumer item" in the world, with trillions made every year.

Conversations with my missing wife
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:35:38 EDT

Meet Grumpy Cat's competition
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:29:15 EDT

This 1914 classic car is still racing today
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:48:54 EDT

Nick Pellett talks to CNN Style about racing the oldest car at the Silverstone Classic his 1914 Sunbeam. Driving the car is a challenge in itself.

Libyan rape victim in U.S. jail
published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:58:21 EDT

On a February evening last year, a Libyan woman confronted two patrons at the Bohemian Biergarten in downtown Boulder, Colorado. She poured her beer on one of the customers and later threw a glass at the other, leaving a bloody gash serious enough for sutures.

911 dispatcher hangs up, friend dies
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:47:34 EDT

A 911 dispatcher hung up on a caller who was reporting that her friend was shot -- an action that the Albuquerque fire chief called "unforgivable." The shooting victim eventually died. CNN affiliate KOAT reports.

The search for Jimmy Hoffa, 40 years on
published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:11:44 EDT

Only 4 of these left on Earth
published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:11:00 EDT

And then there were four.

Will this destroy Paris' romance?
published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:03:52 EDT

Man regrets stretched earlobes, gets surgery
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:29:13 EDT

A Canadian man is about to undergo surgery to patch up the holes in his earlobes; this procedure is growing in popularity. CNN affiliate CBC News reports.


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New Taliban leader calls for unity
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:51:15 GMT

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, calls for unity and says the group will continue fighting.

Iraqi Kurds urge PKK to quit region
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:18:18 GMT

Iraqi Kurdish authorities call on Turkish Kurd separatists to leave the region, fearing the cost in civilian lives as Turkey continues air strikes.

Bitcoin chief arrested in Japan
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:27:20 GMT

The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange - is arrested by Japanese police investigating losses of nearly $400m.

11 arrested over Serbia lottery 'fix'
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:13:30 GMT

Eleven people are questioned by Serbian police after a television graphic predicts a winning lottery number before it is drawn.

Mourners gather for Brown funeral
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:15:26 GMT

Mourners gather in the US state of Georgia for the private funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston.

Snoop Dogg cash seized in Italy
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:38:13 GMT

Rap star Snoop Dogg is stopped by police at an Italian airport for carrying more cash than allowed, with half of his $422,000 seized.

Aeroplane debris arrives in Paris
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:37:09 GMT

A piece of debris that experts believe could be from missing flight MH370 arrives in Paris from Reunion in the Indian Ocean for analysis.

Myanmar declares flood emergency
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:47:21 GMT

Myanmar's president declares a state of emergency in four regions after heavy flooding left at least 27 people dead.

AFL racism row sparks online campaign
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:36:12 GMT

Social media users rally around Aussie Rules footballer Adam Goodes, as he takes time out of the game amid a racism row with fans.

Colombia military air crash kills 11
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:38:26 GMT

A plane from Colombia's air force crashes in the north of the country, killing all 11 of those on board.

Wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:55:01 GMT

The former professional wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, known for wearing a kilt in the ring, dies aged 61.

Baghdad sees heatwave protests
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:03:31 GMT

Hundreds take to the streets of Baghdad to protest as temperatures in Iraq hit over 50C.

Gunman injured by armadillo ricochet
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:57:19 GMT

A man in East Texas is wounded after a bullet he fired at an armadillo ricocheted and hit him, the local sheriff says.

Russia 'considers gay emoji ban'
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:29:15 GMT

Russia may ban emojis depicting same-sex couples from social media if a state watchdog rules they infringe controversial "gay propaganda" laws.

From tears to cheers for Flores
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:21:22 GMT

Wilmer Flores hits the winning run for New York Mets days after crying because he thought he was going to be traded.

US Good Samaritans killed by driver
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:22:02 GMT

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed two people who stopped to help him along a road in a Montana Indian reservation.

'Progress' but no deal at TPP talks
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:13:26 GMT

Twelve Pacific nations fail to agree a regional trade deal which would cover 40% of the world economy, despite talk of "significant progress".

Argentine in Fifa 'not guilty' plea
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:25:25 GMT

Alejandro Burzaco, a former Argentine sporting executive, pleads not guilty in the corruption case involving football's world governing body Fifa.

Ebola vaccine results 'remarkable'
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:13 GMT

A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".

Zimbabwe 'seeks lion Cecil's killer'
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:09:46 GMT

The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe should be extradited to face charges, the country's environment minister says.

India and Bangladesh swap enclaves
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:39:17 GMT

India and Bangladesh swap control of 160 pockets of land on each other's territory, ending a complex and long-running border dispute.

Afghan militant leader 'has died'
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:33:19 GMT

Jalaluddin Haqqani, the Afghan founder of the militant Haqqani network, died at least a year ago, sources tell the BBC.

Harman calls for Calais compensation
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:36:12 GMT

Labour's acting leader writes to David Cameron calling for compensation from the French government for UK people affected by the Calais crisis.

Bin Laden relatives on crash plane
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:41:01 GMT

Family members of Osama Bin Laden were on a private jet which crashed in Hampshire, killing all four people on board, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK says.

Israel vows to find W Bank arsonists
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:41:18 GMT

Israel vows to catch arsonists, suspected to be Jewish settlers, who killed a young Palestinian child in an attack on a West Bank village.

Sanctions lifted on two Iran oil firms
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:17:05 GMT

The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list in the first such action since Iran's nuclear deal.

Plane crashes at CarFest in Cheshire
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:54:36 GMT

A plane that was part of a display team crashes at the CarFest motoring event in Cheshire.

Corbyn tops Labour constituency vote
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:03:59 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn is the most popular candidate for Labour leader among local constituency groups, according to the latest nomination figures.

Greek PM defends ex-finance minister
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:23:47 GMT

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defends his former finance minister in a row over an "emergency plan" in case of Greece's exit from the euro.

Swiss central bank in 50bn franc loss
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:36:29 GMT

The soaring value of the Swiss franc against the euro leads Switzerland's central bank to report a first half loss of 50bn francs.

Eurozone inflation holds steady
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:54:04 GMT

A drop in energy prices offset a rise in industrial goods and helped keep the eurozone's inflation rate at 0.2% in July.

Beckham Jr caught up in fans scare
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:34:31 GMT

New York Giants will move signing sessions after children are pinned against barriers trying to get Odell Beckham Jr's autograph.

Celtic 2-0 Ross County
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:38:02 GMT

Celtic open the defence of the Scottish title with a workmanlike two-goal victory over Ross County.

Warrington Wolves 18-26 Hull KR
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:02:13 GMT

Shaun Lunt's late try beats Warrington as Hull KR book their first Wembley Challenge Cup final trip in 29 years.

Ai Weiwei to get six-month UK visa
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:03:11 GMT

Home Secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.

Country singer Lynn Anderson dies
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 01:39:49 GMT

US country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1971 hit (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, dies, aged 67.

Studio collapse puts films in limbo
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:47:26 GMT

The fates of around a dozen movies are up in the air after Hollywood studio Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy protection.

VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Reunion
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:46:33 GMT

A volcano on the French island of Reunion - where debris believed to be from missing flight MH370 was found - has erupted.

VIDEO: Myanmar journalist braves floodwaters
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:08:45 GMT

A journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma files a report on the country's floods whilst chest-deep in water.

VIDEO: Skydivers set 'giant flower' record
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:47:40 GMT

A new record for the largest ever vertical skydiving formation has been set in Ottawa, Illinois, by 164 flyers who formed the shape of a flower in the sky.

VIDEO: 'Blue moon' as seen around the world
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:27:29 GMT

There has been a rare opportunity to witness a unique lunar event in the night sky; a so-called "blue moon".

VIDEO: More people 'disappearing' in Egypt
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:13:56 GMT

There has been a rise in the number of people going missing at the hand of the security services in Egypt, according to human rights activists in the country.

VIDEO: 'Too many to count' through Calais fence
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:03:17 GMT

Migrants have once more broken through police lines in Calais trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.

VIDEO: The body collectors of eastern Ukraine
published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:24:06 GMT

Black Tulip an organisation working in Ukraine to find and identify the bodies of missing soldiers might have to stop because of funding

VIDEO: Haka student: 'Humbled by reaction'
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:24:35 GMT

A schoolboy who took part in a funeral "haka" that went viral tells the BBC how he feels about the reaction to the video and why students chose to do a haka for their teacher.

Decoding the symbols on Satan's statue
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:40:28 GMT

Decoding the symbols on the new monument to the Devil

India-Pakistan 'mango diplomacy' isn't fruitful
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:50:31 GMT

Why India-Pakistan 'mango diplomacy' doesn't work

Turkey emerges from shadows in fight against Islamic State
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:59:34 GMT

Could a once reluctant Turkey be a South Asia power broker?

The Taliban enter uncharted territory
published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:46:04 GMT

Mullah Omar's replacement as Taliban chief faces tough task

Chinese scrutiny and Olympic 'openness'
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:25:47 GMT

Sensitivity and suspicion surround China's 2022 bid

VIDEO: 'Cajun John Wayne' calls out criminals
published: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:04:08 GMT

The tough US cop's YouTube challenge to wanted criminals


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Slide Show: The most baby-friendly travel destinations
published: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:56:00 GMT

Forget the Disneys and Club Meds of the world — here are eight baby-friendly destinations for parents seeking grown-up adventure.

Market Extra: Bill Gross: Low interest rates have created ‘zombies’ instead of curing the economy
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:52:14 GMT

Years of low interest rates have gradually created a zombie horde of corporations that roam among the economy, and central banks need to realize that near-zero rates are no longer a cure for ailing economies, according to Bill Gross in his most recent letter to investors.

The Wall Street Journal: Cadillac CTS-V: The world’s least sedate sedan?
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:17:36 GMT

The CTS-V — a high-performance variant of the mid- to full-size CTS sedan — is not a perfect car. But...

Slide Show: This is Bill Gates’s idea of a summer reading list
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:00:56 GMT

The Microsoft co-founder tries for a few more beach reads this time around. But there’s still a heavy dose of science and math.

NewsWatch: The gold crash might have a silver lining, literally
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:00:16 GMT

Gold bugs are getting squished, but the yellow metal’s rout—and declines in industrial metals prices—could set the stage for a silver rally, argues one analyst.

The New York Post: Mozilla CEO’s beef with Windows 10
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:48:51 GMT

Mozilla Firefox thinks Microsoft is being a Web bully again.

Paul B. Farrell: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett need to start hitting grand slams
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:43:24 GMT

So today, no mere homers, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett must hit grand slams to get in philanthropy’s Hall of Fame. So what would a real grand slam homer look like for two of the highest-paid hitters in the Billionaires Big League?

The Moneyologist: What to do when the manicurist leaves you bleeding?
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:39:10 GMT

When a manicure resembles ‘Sweeney Todd,’ should you leave a tip?

Nearly two-thirds of American workers don’t take paid parental leave
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:38:56 GMT

Americans appear reluctant to take time off without pay when they are starting a family.

Round-the-world, $100,000 cruises target baby boomers
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:38:33 GMT

The 180-day cruises are growing in popularity.

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Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:52:58 -0400

Toronto Blue Jays newly acquired starting pitcher David Price smiles in the dugout as his team plays the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2015 in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.


Exiled Yemen PM, officials in Aden to lead restoration
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:46:42 -0400

Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah pictured during a session of parliament in Yemen's capital Sanaa on December 18, 2014Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah flew to the devastated port of Aden from Saudi exile Saturday, two weeks after loyalist forces ousted Shiite rebels from the city, an airport source said. Bahah, who is also vice president of the internationally recognised government, fled into exile with President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and his team earlier this year when the rebels entered Aden. Impoverished Yemen has been rocked by fighting between the Huthi rebels and Hadi loyalists, who have received air support from a Saudi-led Arab coalition.


Obama gets early start on 54th birthday celebration
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:45:44 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is getting a head start on turning a year older.

Iraqi Kurdistan leadership wants PKK pullback
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:44:01 -0400

A member of the PKK walks past graves at a cemetary on July 29, 2015 deep in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern IraqKurdish rebels of the PKK should take their war with Ankara out of Iraqi Kurdistan to prevent Turkish air strikes from causing civilian casualties, the region's leadership said Saturday. "The PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) must keep the battlefield away from the Kurdistan region in order for civilians not to become victims of this war," the office of the region's president Massud Barzani said in a statement. Turkey has carried out hundreds of raids against the Kurdish rebel group's mountain bases on either side of the Iraqi border.


Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:43:37 -0400

In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.


Airplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:36:40 -0400

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La ReunionBy Anca Ulea and Ebrahim Harris PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. An Air France flight carrying the debris landed at Orly airport near Paris at 0417 GMT (12.17 a.m. ET), and it was then transferred by road to a military-run laboratory near the southwestern city of Toulouse that specializes in analyzing aviation wreckage. French investigators are not expected to begin examining the wreckage before Wednesday afternoon and their Malaysian counterparts will also be present, the Paris prosecutor's office said in a statement.


Haren dealt by Marlins to Cubs for 2 minor leaguers
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:36:18 -0400

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Dan Haren throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Dan Haren has been acquired by the Chicago Cubs from the Miami Marlins.


Saudi official says bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:34:46 -0400

This picture taken on Friday, July 31, 2015, shows the debris of the Embraer Phenom 300 jet that crashed near the end of the runway of Blackbushe Airport, while trying to land at the airfield about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of London. Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, said that family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in the crash, but did not further identify the dead. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTLONDON (AP) — Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed in a private jet crash in southern England, the Saudi ambassador to Britain said.


Working-class barrio turns into huge rainbow mural in Mexico
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:55:52 -0400

Hundreds of houses painted in bright colors in what organizers claim is Mexico's largest mural, is part of a government-sponsored project is called Pachuca Paints Itself, in the Palmitas neighborhood, in Pachuca, Mexico, Thursday, July 30, 2015. German Crew is the artist collective responsible for painting the mural project. Director Enrique Gomez, who goes by MYBE, said the crew has painted 1,500 square meters with 20,000 liters of paint. The project aims to bring the community together and rehabilitate the area. (AP Photo/Sofia Jaramillo)PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) — A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people's homes. Literally.


Egypt says militant leader killed in shootout: army statement
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:24:41 -0400

Egyptian army soldiers with a tank stand guard in front of the main gate at the Borg El Arab "Army Stadium" before the Egyptian Premier League derby soccer match between Al-Ahly and El Zamalek in the Mediterranean city of AlexandriaEgyptian armed forces killed a leading member of the country's Islamic State affiliate in a shootout outside his North Sinai home, the army spokesman said in a statement on Saturday. Selim Suleiman al-Haram, identified in the statement as a leader of the militant group known as Sinai Province, was asked to turn himself in by a group of soldiers that surrounded his house in the town of Sheikh Zuweid, the army said. Egypt is battling an increasingly brazen insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula that has killed hundreds of police officers and soldiers since the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in 2013 after mass protests against his rule.


Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:21:31 -0400

A doll's head floats in the polluted waters of a canal at the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 31, 2015. In Rio, much of the waste runs through open-air ditches to fetid streams and rivers that feed the Olympic water sites and blight the city's picture postcard beaches. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio's Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing in venues rife with raw sewage.


Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:18:00 -0400

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.

Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:14:25 -0400

Lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise "Peak of the Furnace" volcano, on the southeastern corner of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Spewing red-hot lava, one of the most active volcanoes in the world is currently erupting on this Indian Ocean island, where the world’s attention has been focused since a wing fragment believed to be from the missing Malaysian jet was discovered washed up on a beach. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)PITON DE LA FOURNAISE, Reunion (AP) — Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.


Iran's parliament has no power over nuclear deal, top negotiator says
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:08:05 -0400

Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in TehranIran's parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement signed with world powers last month, the Islamic Republic's top nuclear negotiator was quoted as saying on Saturday. The comments from Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's atomic energy agency, are the latest volley in a lengthy battle between Iranian officials supportive of the deal, and hardliners who are skeptical of it. The conservative-dominated parliament in June passed a bill imposing strict conditions on any nuclear deal, such as barring international inspectors from Iran's military sites.


South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:03:36 -0400

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap being taken to French site
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:00:45 -0400

Workers for an association responsible for maintaining paths to the beaches from being overgrown by shrubs, search the beach for possible additional airplane debris near the area where an airplane wing part was washed up, in the early morning near to Saint-Andre on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion Friday, July 31, 2015. A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on the remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that vanished more than a year ago with 293 people aboard. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)BALMA, France (AP) — Representatives of the world's media gathered Saturday outside a French defense site in Balma in southwestern France, awaiting the arrival of a piece of plane wing that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.


WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:59:47 -0400

FILE - In this April 2, 2005 file photo, Wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper gestures to the crowd after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at the Induction Ceremony in Universal City, Calif. The WWE said Piper died Friday, July 31, 2015. He was 61. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61.


Merkel to run for fourth term in 2017: Der Spiegel
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:49:09 -0400

German Chancellor Merkel speaks during a session of Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, in BerlinChancellor Angela Merkel, who has ruled Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, according to an unsourced report on Saturday in Der Spiegel news magazine. A spokeswoman for Merkel's Christian Democrat (CDU) party declined to comment on the report. Merkel, who has guided Europe's biggest economy through the 2008 financial crisis and euro zone turmoil, regularly ranks as one of Germany's most popular leaders, which is unusual for a sitting chancellor.


New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:47:45 -0400

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader.

India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:44:05 -0400

A villager carries harvested rice on his cycle at Dashiachora, in Kurigram enclaves, Bangladesh. Bangladesh and India are going to officially exchange the adversely possessed enclaves Friday midnight where the two neighboring countries will implement the Land Boundary Agreement in line with a deal signed in 1974. (AP Photo)NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh can finally choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land at the stroke of midnight Friday to settle the demarcation line dividing them.


U2 welcomes the Clintons, Springsteen at New York show
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:43:51 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — For its last of eight shows at Madison Square Garden and the finale to its North American tour, U2 welcomed some very famous guests.

Bin Laden's half sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash - Arabiya
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:39:46 -0400

Crash investigors inspect the site of an airplane crash at the British Car Auctions lot next to Blackbushe AirportA sister of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 with four people on board including its Jordanian pilot was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern England when it crashed at a car auction site, the Dubai-based news channel reported on its website. It identified the three passengers as Sana' Mohamed bin Laden, her husband Zuhair Hashem and Sana's mother, Raja' Hashem.


Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:36:13 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.

Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:31:53 -0400

Fires approach a home near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground.


Snoop Dogg stopped by Italian customs
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:10:22 -0400

MILAN (AP) — Snoop Dogg has had another run-in with European authorities.

New York lawmakers at odds over proposed Billy Joel highway
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:47:24 -0400

Cars drive along Route 107 in Billy Joel’s hometown of Hicksville, N.Y., Friday, July 31, 2015. Sen. Jack Martins introduced legislation last year to rename part of Route 107 in Hicksville for the six-time Grammy Award winner. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A street through Billy Joel's hometown may someday bear his name but a group of New York lawmakers, for now at least, like the signs for Route 107 just the way they are.


Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:44:26 -0400

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels left the area.

Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:41:55 -0400

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. gestures as he speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency _ his fellow Democrats in Congress. Grijalva said the administration’s robust selling of the deal strengthens the Democratic stance on Capitol Hill. "We don’t’ need to be an island right now," said Grijalva, who has pledged to support it.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.


Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:37:43 -0400

FILE - In this July 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Orlando, Fla. The largest Florida corporate donor to a “super” political committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential run is NextEra Energy, the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.


New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:33:34 -0400

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Taliban militants' new leader, is seen in this undated handout photographBy Saud Mehsud and Jibran Ahmad DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection. The new head, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, was deputy for several years to the elusive one-eyed former leader Mullah Omar, who served as a unifying figure and a spiritual guide for the insurgency despite his absence. This week the Taliban confirmed Omar had been dead for some time.


USOC: 3 cities being contacted to replace Boston in 2024 bid
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:32:16 -0400

FILE - In this July 28, 1984, file photo, the Olympic flame is flanked by a scoreboard signifying the formal opening of the XXIII Olympiad after it was lit by Rafer Johnson during the opening ceremonies in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Embarrassing as it was, the U.S. Olympic Committee won’t necessarily be remembered for its ungainly dumping of Boston as a bid city for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC has seven weeks to get another city on board _ and it could be Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games and believe the demise of Boston's candidacy will be "ancient history" by the time the host city is selected in 2017.


Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdish Workers Party to 'withdraw'
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:31:42 -0400

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdish Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.

Eleven Colombian military personnel killed in plane crash
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:24:09 -0400

Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board, according to a statement from the Air Force. President Juan Manuel Santos called the victims "heroes" in a tweet. Airbus, the manufacturer of the CN235 aircraft, said in a statement that the plane was produced in Seville, Spain in 1998, and that no further information was available at this stage.

Migrant bids to reach Britain sharply down overnight: French police
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:47:55 -0400

A French gendarme films migrants trying to enter the Eurotunnel in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on July 31, 2015French police said Saturday some 300 migrants in Calais attempted to reach Britain via the cross-Channel tunnel overnight, a significant drop from previous nights as the security presence is beefed up. Overnight Thursday French authorities faced more than 1,000 attempts by migrants camped out in the port of Calais to reach the Channel tunnel overnight. France has sent 120 additional police officers to the northern port city to stem the crisis, as the number of deaths since June reached 10.


UK's Serious Fraud Office investigating oil firm Soma
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:38:15 -0400

LONDON/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into British exploration firm Soma Oil and Gas, which has been searching for oil in Somalia. The SFO did not outline the corruption allegations against the company, whose London headquarters were searched on Wednesday. "The SFO confirmed today that it has opened a criminal investigation into SOMA Oil & Gas ... in relation to allegations of corruption in Somalia," the SFO said in a statement issued on Friday.

Killing of Cecil pressures United States to protect African lion
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:29:46 -0400

A lion is seen early morning at Nairobi's National ParkThe killing of Cecil the lion by a U.S. hunter in Zimbabwe has turned up the pressure on Washington to extend legal protection to the African lion by declaring it an endangered species, but some hunting advocates said that would lead to more regulations that could ultimately harm the big cats. The United States has the world's most powerful animal protection law, the Endangered Species Act, which has been extended by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to many non-U.S. species including the African elephant and cheetah. Adding the African lion to the U.S. list would not prohibit trophy hunting but it would require a permit from the service to import lions or their body parts to the United States.


Porte quits Sky to pursue Grand Tour dream with BMC
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:28:33 -0400

Australian cyclist Richie Porte (then of Team Sky) rides during the 14th stage of the 98th Tour of Italy between Treviso and Valdobbiadene on May 23, 2015Australian rider Richie Porte, fresh from helping Team Sky's Chris Froome win a second Tour de France, announced on Saturday he will ride for the BMC Racing team next season. Porte, a key domestique in Sky's three Tour successes with Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and then Froome in 2013 and this year, is moving to pursue his dream of a Grand Tour success in his own right. "I want to win again races like Paris-Nice and the Tour of Catalonia," said the 30-year-old who was in the final year of his contract with Sky.


Wing part arrives in France for probe into MH370 link
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:13:28 -0400

Police escort an airport vehicle at Saint-Marie airport on La Reunion on July 31, 2015 transporting what is believed to be debris from a Boeing 777 plane that washed up on the Indian Ocean islandA piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part almost certainly came from missing flight MH370. Paris' Orly airport website confirmed the Air France flight transporting the piece of wreckage landed at 6:17 am (0417 GMT) from the French island of La Reunion.


Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral expected to draw large crowds
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:04:06 -0400

Brown daughter of the late singer Houston poses at premiere of Sparkle in HollywoodBy Rich McKay ALPHARETTA, Ga., (Reuters) - Scores of onlookers are expected to gather on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston. Brown's funeral at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta of about 60,000 residents, is private and will be closed to the public but that is not expected to deter media and members of the public who have been mourning her death. Brown, 22, died on Sunday at an area hospice, six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in a still unexplained incident at her Roswell, Georgia, home.


Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:24:47 -0400

Japan police arrest Mark Karpeles, the Mt. Gox CEO on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Tokyo. Karpeles, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million. Karpeles’ lawyer told the Kyodo News service that his client denies wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITTOKYO (AP) — The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.



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Islanders Flock to 'Special' Beach After Debris Find
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:02:45 GMT

The rocky shoreline where the first possible debris from Flight MH370 was found has captured the imagination of local residents.









Trump Sues Chef Who Cut Ties After Immigration Comments
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:57:31 GMT

Jose Andres canceled plans to build a flagship restaurant in one of Trump's hotels following his comments on Mexican immigrants.









Hunt for MH370 Likely to Last Year Despite Debris Clue
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:18:17 GMT

The hunt for missing Flight MH370 is likely to continue for another year — whether or not an aircraft piece that washed ashore is from the jetliner.









Search Ends for Boys Lost at Sea Off Florida's Coast
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:53:54 GMT

The search for two 14-year-old boys who have been missing at sea near Florida since last Friday has been called off. NBC's Kerry Sanders reports.









Cecil the Lion's Killer Contacts Authorities
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:51:36 GMT

Dr. Walter James Palmer has admitted to killing Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. A petition to have him extradited has garnered 188,000 signatures.









Hannah Anderson Case: Alleged Kidnapper's Kin Sue FBI
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:41:29 GMT

The FBI has been hit with a $20 million wrongful death claim from the family of James DiMaggio over the Hannah Anderson case.









Sweltering Heat Keeps Millions Sweating Across U.S.
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:36:21 GMT

Above average temperatures continue to blanket most of the country, breaking records in some areas, with no end in sight. NBC'S Kristen Dahlgren reports.









Firefighter Dies Battling California Wildfire
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:13:59 GMT

U.S. Forest Service firefighter David Ruhl died while battling a wildfire in northern California.









A Rare Visit to Mansion Where Taliban Fighters Are Turned
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:24:32 GMT

NBC News was granted access to one of the Pakistani military's three deradicalization centers in an unruly corner of northwest Pakistan.









J.K. Rowling Still Adding to Empire As She Turns 50
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:50:47 GMT

Fifty points to Gryffindor!Author J.K. Rowling, the magical mind behind "Harry Potter," turned 50 years old Friday and her reign as literary queen is









Puerto Rico's Debt: Why Bankruptcy Isn't an Option
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:32:11 GMT

While Puerto Rico tackles debt that's so large that the governor calls it "unpayable," the options for restructuring are limited.









Doctor Sexually Assaulted Patients, Took Naked Photos
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:49:26 GMT

Jeffrey Joel Abrams, 68, pleaded guilty to 12 counts and could could face probation to more than 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in September.









A Conan Doyle Mystery Worthy of Sherlock Holmes
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:23:06 GMT

The house in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his most famous novel became a wreck. NBC News' Rupert Barker delves into the mystery.









Sixth-Grade Teacher Had Sex With 13-Year-Old: Cops
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:01:58 GMT

A former elementary school teacher in eastern Pennsylvania has been charged with having sex with a 13-year-old student.









Bear Killed After Breaking In, Eating Cat Food and Candy
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:56:45 GMT

Police in New Jersey shot and killed a 3-year-old female black bear after it broke into a home through a basement window.









Girl, 9, Raises $47,000 for Pal With 'Butterfly Disease'
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:30:09 GMT

Nine-year-old Bethany Walker has a very special motto: "You're never too little or too young to make a difference."









Is it MH370? Plane Debris Arrives in France for Analysis
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:00:06 GMT

The debris, which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, will be delivered to a military unit specialized in analyzing aviation wreckage.









Pacific Trade Talks End Without Reaching Deal
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:20:43 GMT

Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy.









Woman Arrested After Jumping Over White House Bike Rack
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:27:50 GMT

A woman was arrested after jumping over a bike rack barricade in front of the White House on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Secret Service.









NAACP to Embark on 860-Mile 'Journey for Justice' March
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:13:50 GMT

Fifty years later, the scene from Selma's Bloody Sunday march still leaves a stain on U.S. history. On Saturday, thousands will embark on a new march.










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'Super PACs' Spent Millions Before Candidates Announced, Filings Show
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Acting as shadow campaigns, the political committees backing the major presidential candidates supported them with tens of millions of dollars in chartered planes, luxury hotel suites, opposition research, high-priced lawyers and more, spending reports ...
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Bin Laden's half sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash: Arabiya - Reuters
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Bin Laden's half sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash: Arabiya
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DUBAI A sister of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 with ...
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New Taliban Leader Mullah Mohammad Oma Vows Continued Insurgency: Audio - NBCNews.com
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New Taliban Leader Mullah Mohammad Oma Vows Continued Insurgency: Audio
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The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection. The new head, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, was deputy for ...
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Palestinian teen dies of gunshot wound sustained during protest - Fox News Latino
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Palestinian teen dies of gunshot wound sustained during protest
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Laith al-Khaldi, a 17-year-old Palestinian, died early Saturday after being shot by Israeli security forces near Ramallah while protesting an arson attack that killed an infant. Al-Khaldi, a resident of the Jalazone refugee camp (located north of ...
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1 firefighter dies as thousands battle California wildfires - CNN
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1 firefighter dies as thousands battle California wildfires
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(CNN) A firefighter battling one of the large wildfires burning in California died in the line of duty this week, the U.S. Forest Service said. David Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, lost his life fighting the Frog Fire in far northern California's ...
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Trooper who arrested Bland disciplined last year - Chron.com
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Hillary Clinton's disclosure day - CNN
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Hillary Clinton's disclosure day
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Miami (CNN) As document dumps go, Hillary Clinton's on Friday was an epic one. The Democratic front-runner's presidential campaign took advantage of the State Department's afternoon release of more of the emails from her time as secretary of state ...
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Wing flap possibly linked to missing MH370 arrives in France - USA TODAY
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Wing flap possibly linked to missing MH370 arrives in France
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A piece of plane wing that could be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 arrived in France on Saturday for inspection by aviation experts, according to Aroports de Paris. The 6-foot long piece of wing, a "flaperon," was being taken to a defense ...
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Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston separately attend Bobbi Kristina Brown's wake ahead ... - New York Daily News
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Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston separately attend Bobbi Kristina Brown's wake ahead ...
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One day prior to Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral, the Brown and Houston families paid their respects at her wake – but did so separately. The families arrived at different times to the Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta on Friday evening, People ...
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Scott Walker destroyed his state: Wisconsin's economic cautionary tale - Salon
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Scott Walker destroyed his state: Wisconsin's economic cautionary tale
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Murders spike in Baltimore: Post Freddie Gray effect?

Baltimore had 45 homicides in July, the highest monthly murder rate in 43 years.

Who is Donald Trump hiring? Foreign workers

As a presidential candidate Donald Trump vows to protect American jobs. As an American businessman, Trump-owned companies that have sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000.

Questions to ask to negotiate a better price

Who says you have to pay full retail price for everything? These eight questions could help you score a better deal while shopping. 

GOP hopefuls borrow McCain's town hall playbook

"For better or worse, the curse of McCain is he set the standards for how you win in New Hampshire," said a top McCain adviser.

Firefighter dies battling one of 23 wildfires scorching California

Some 8,000 firefighters are battling 23 wildfires across northern California. The fast-moving Lower Lake fire had burned three homes by Friday and was threatening 450 other structures.

Sandra Bland case: Texas cop once warned about 'unprofessional conduct'

Texas Trooper Brian Encinia, who stopped Sandra Bland for failing to signal a lane change, was cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident.

US-Cuba relations, Rwandan sovereignty, Israel and the US, El Chapo escape, optimism for Greece

A round-up of global commentary for the Aug. 3, 2015 weekly magazine.

Readers write: poverty and education, crime of being poor, unfair comparisons

Letters to the editor for the Aug. 3, 2015, weekly magazine.

National Cathedral weighs removing images of Confederate generals

The call to remove stained-glass windows honoring Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson has come in response to the Charleston, S.C., shootings at a black church.

Can churches lead on racial harmony?

The grace shown by the members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., revealed the power of faith to promote racial harmony under the most trying conditions. Other congregations believe they also have a crucial role to play.

'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation': What Tom Cruise is thinking when he does those stunts

'Rogue' stars Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, who finds his Impossible Mission Force organization endangered and must continue to save the world regardless.

Universities create new scholarships for ‘e-sports’ athletes

Coaches say these video game athletes demonstrate just as much passion and teamwork as traditional athletes.

Man shoots down neighbor's drone: Where's the privacy line? (+video)

Current rules are unclear about whether the Kentucky man lawfully defended his family's privacy or illegally destroyed someone's personal property.

Zimbabwe calls for dentist to be extradited over Cecil the lion: Is US likely to cooperate?

Zimbabwe has started extradition procedures against Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer. The number of US citizens extradited each year to face charges in other countries is less than 100.

Are Internet-connected devices eavesdropping on our conversations?

Home devices, such as the Amazon Echo, respond to verbal questions and commands. But are such gadgets collecting conversations meant to be left private?

TPP environmental accord: can it change bad business practices?

If enforced, the TPP's environmental regulations have the potential to crack down on commercial activities that are harming the environment, such as overfishing and wildlife trafficking, experts say. 

With Confederate flags at MLK church, fight for national identity persists

A surveillance camera indicates that two white men laid Confederate flags on the lawn near the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church early Thursday. For many, the symbolism was profound just over a month after the shooting in Charleston, S.C.

Water strider robot: Bug-inspired bot can hop on water

Taking cues from the water strider, researchers have developed a robotic insect capable of walking on – and launching itself from – the water’s surface.

McDonald’s restaurants in Australia test ‘gourmet breakfast’

McDonald's restaurants in Australia are already testing all-day breakfast. Now, McDonald's Australia is stepping up its morning meal game with an upscale "Gourmet Breakfast" menu. 

Next stop, Florida swamps: Two women qualify for final phase of Ranger School

The two soldiers, both of whom are West Point graduates, are within 17 days of becoming the first women ever to earn a Ranger tab.

Lake Mead shrinks to unveil long-submerged historic town (+video)

The drought ravaging the West has caused the water level in Lake Mead to drop to an all-time low, creating some new hazards and revealing new scenery.

What is Coyote Logistics and why is it worth $1.8 billion?

With the purchase of the company, UPS is hoping to fill its trucks more efficiently after suffering through two costly holiday seasons.

How the US energy boom shapes the world

A growing chorus of lawmakers, analysts, and industry insiders are calling on the US to better leverage its newfound energy abundance as a diplomatic tool.  

Iran calls for Israel's nuclear disarmament

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Iran nuclear deal can mark the beginning of nuclear disarmament across the world.

Could catcalling become illegal in Austin, Texas, and elsewhere? (+video)

Street harassment in the form of catcalling is a problem faced by many women in the US and around the world. How can it be stopped?

Get out of jail free: US cities eye bail reform, other efforts to help poor

After a series of tragedies, cities are using a variety of tools – from eliminating bail for nonviolent offenses to pairing police officers with mental health professionals – to reduce overcrowding in America's jails.

Ten best networking tips for people under 40

If you want to get ahead in this world, you have to network. But are you doing the best you can do as a mover and shaker? 

How an obscure motion to 'vacate the chair' spoils House GOP's August vacation

House Republican leaders had a plan to talk about the Iran deal and their legislative accomplishments over the August recess. Instead, they have to answer the question about whether to fire Speaker John Boehner. 

Zimbabwe to US: Extradite dentist for killing Cecil the lion (+video)

The US and Zimbabwe have an extradition treaty for cases where an individual is charged with what would be a criminal offense in both countries.

Do police body cams work? NYPD issues report.

The report suggests improvements to the New York Police Department's body-camera program that departments across the country may be able to learn from. 

Shrimp and fresh corn grits with basil

Use sweet seasonal corn for the base of this summertime supper dish.

Debris found on beach could help unlock the mystery of Flight MH370

Officials hope to have at least some answers within a day or two.

Facebook preps giant solar-powered drones that beam out Internet service

Soon, Facebook will be begin launching drones the size of 737 planes that could provide Internet access to remote parts of the globe.

Coast Guard will suspend search for missing Florida teens at sunset

The families of the two teenage fishermen who've been missing at sea for a week released a statement thanking the Coast Guard for its efforts but said a private search will continue past Friday using volunteer pilots and aircraft.

Concern over ‘copycat’ shooters has some asking: Should media coverage change?

On Friday, Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty to 33 charges related to the killing of nine people in Charleston. A first-of-its-kind study offers statistical evidence suggesting public 'contagion' when it comes to mass shootings.

New scam tricks financial advisors into giving up clients’ money

Financial fraud has always been a problem, but the Internet has enabled entirely new ways of stealing money. 

Obama signs act that gives voice back to disabled

A new act, signed by the president, reverses changes made last year to Medicare that limited access to speech devices. But an activist says there's more work to be done, 25 years after the ADA was signed into law.

Jon Stewart: Here are the guests for his final week on 'The Daily Show'

Stewart recently announced some of the personalities who will be appearing on the Comedy Central program during his final week as host. He's set to air his last show on Aug. 6.

Why choice of Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics worries even IOC (+video)

The IOC on Friday chose Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics – essentially the only candidate left standing.

Despite setback, Wall Street pushes ahead with social impact bonds

Social impact bonds funnel private capital into philanthropic projects. Investors receive a return based on whether the project saves public money by addressing the social issue it targets.


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Leggy ROBOT INSECT WALKS on WATER before JUMPING OFF
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:20:29 GMT

Artificial system replicates biological movement

Vid Scientists have created a tiny, leggy robot that mimics the actions of a water strider.…

New twist in telco giants' fight to destroy the FCC's net neutrality
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:04:04 GMT

Ditches First Amendment legal argument, tries another approach

Analysis When an entire page of a lawsuit is taken up just listing the lawyers on the case, you know you have hit some vested interests.…

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Bacon and egg sushi
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:05 GMT

You demanded more bacon, people, so here it is: domo arigato

OK, sliced pork fans. In response to criticisms that our recent culinary trip to Hawaii – in search of the quite remarkable Spam musubi - simply did not feature enough bacon, we today present for your wobbly dining pleasure the very cutting edge of Anglo-Japanese fusion cuisine.…

The Q7: Audi’s big SUV goes from tosspot to tip-top
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:00:05 GMT

New high-end motor just better than the old. At everything

Vulture at the Wheel Too large, too ugly, too late. Luckily (for El Reg’s relationship with Audi) that’s my opinion of the outgoing Q7. Why anyone coughed up good money for a Q7 when for less you could have pretty much the same thing with a VW Touareg badge on the back was beyond me.…

Gay emojis? GAY EMOJIS?! Not here in Russia, comrade
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:01:08 GMT

Bad Vlad mad over 'propaganda' pixels

The Russian government is reportedly looking to ban "gay" emoji symbols over fears the same-sex pictures could violate censorship laws.…

Windows 10: Buy cheap, buy twice, right? Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:00:12 GMT

What I've got you've got to get it put it in you

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Microsoft wants to give me Windows 10 for free! Hooray for freebies! OK, some of my software no longer launches or works quite the way it’s supposed to, but I got used to that after upgrading to Windows 8, and then again with Windows 8.1.…

This hospital drug pump can be hacked over a network – and the US FDA is freaking out
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:29:11 GMT

Doctors told to stop using kit as open ports put patients at risk

The US Food and Drug Administration has told healthcare providers to stop using older drug infusion pumps made by medical technology outfit Hospira – because they can be easily hacked over a network.…

Uber holds out hand, hails another $1bn – mostly from Microsoft
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:41:12 GMT

'Strategic' funding round said to be about 'partnerships'

Unlicensed taxi service Uber has plumped up its war chest with another $1bn, with much of the latest funding round reportedly coming from Microsoft.…

Wait, STOP: Are you installing Windows 10 or ransomware?
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:09:21 GMT

This one will be an 'absolute bastard,' say security bods

People aren't good at waiting for stuff, and with, computer users queueing up to download Windows 10, ransomware purveyors have started to move in.…

It's Friday! Had a good week? It was probably better than Seagate's
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:50:39 GMT

Desktop drives, down. Notebook drives, down. Martinis to take away the pain, down

In keeping with its warning, Seagate confirmed a revenue and profits decline as its mainstay desktop and notebook drive shipments tumbled for the third straight quarter.…

$100m fine? How about, er, $16k? AT&T teabags FCC with its giant balls
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:18:29 GMT

When 'unlimited' refers to a company's efforts to avoid liability

AT&T has taken its four-year campaign to avoid liability for throttling its "unlimited" data plans to new heights by proposing that a $100m fine imposed last month be reduced to just $16,000.…

James Woods demands $10m from Twitter troll for 'coke addict' claim
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:24:58 GMT

Yes, making crap up on the internet has consequences

Actor James Woods is suing a Twitter troll for wrongly branding him a "cocaine addict." Woods, who says he is not a drug addict, wants $10m in damages.…

Bitdefender feeling a bit tender: Hackers enter anti-distemper vendor
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:34:24 GMT

Someone gulped unencrypted login info from security biz

One or more miscreants have been able to slurp and leak usernames and passwords from Bitdefender. The unencrypted login details belonged to some of the security biz's small business customers.…

No, Microsoft: Your one-billion Windows 10 goal is just sad ... really sad
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:18:07 GMT

A victory worthy of a eulogy

Comment Targeting one million of anything is no longer cool, according to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Only one billion will do.…

Sick burn, LOSER! Nvidia recalls Shield gaming slabs over BLAZE RISK
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:55:41 GMT

Don’t keep taking the tablets, chip biz warns

Nvidia has today urged gamers to stop using its eight-inch Shield tablets, and send them back to base, because they are a fire risk.…

Petrol cars are dead in the water, says Tesla CTO waving numbers on the back of an envelope
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:09:40 GMT

Battery prices will fall says battery-car maker

Analysis Gasoline-powered cars are a dying breed, and not because everyone will become a tree-hugging fossil-fuel-hating hippie, but rather thanks to cost.…

Oh Jeez, not now! Activist investor threatens Violin Memory
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:38:09 GMT

Nice board you got there, Mr DeNuccio. Be a shame if something happened to it

Violin Memory’s board is under attack from the Clinton Group, an activist investor wanting to have talks about “a number of topics germane to creating shareholder value”, meaning an asset or company sale.…

Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:21:05 GMT

Welcome to Microsoft's pay-pay-pay plan

Comment Windows 10 is the last version of Windows that will ever be released. If this really is the last version of Windows desktop operating system ever, though, where will Microsoft make its money?…

Blue Coat acquires the cloud-crypto monkeys at Perspecsys
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:01:05 GMT

Application of Cloud Access Security Broker features paramount, apparently

Controversial and suspicious netsec outfit Blue Coat Systems has acquired Perspecsys, for the want of some weight in its cloud security portfolio.…

Don't want Windows 10 FILTH on the company network? Step this way
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:28:31 GMT

Master your domain – and kill it at source

Windows 10 is here. Now, while I have Windows Upgrade Fatigue and I'm in no rush to make the change, plenty of people out there received the upgrade when it arrived. There will certainly going to be a mighty spike in net traffic that day – not least because the upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8 is a free one.…

How much of ONE YEAR's Californian energy use would WIPE OUT the DROUGHT?
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:56:11 GMT

What causes drought? Laziness

Analysis That California drought - it's terrible, isn't it? But there's nothing to be done. If it doesn't rain for a few years, and doesn't snow up in the mountains, Californians must just yield to Mother Nature and stop watering their lawns, stop washing their cars, maybe even stop growing those delicious but thirsty almonds.…

Interested in building 'community' Mr Corporation? Please swipe here
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:26:11 GMT

Having a foundation doesn’t necessarily mean a great deal

Feature Money isn’t new to open source. Capitalist pigs have always been quite at home amidst the unwashed developer masses, spinning up companies to capitalise on the success of JBoss, MySQL, and more.…

ATTACK of the ZOMBIE SATELLITE: Run radio hams, run!
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:54:09 GMT

Knocked down, now up again, you just can't keep it down

A satellite launched by the US military has gone rogue and is causing interference to radio hams across Europe.…

El Reg touches down at the ESA's Spanish outpost, sniffs around
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:26:08 GMT

Lab coats on, pipes at the ready for European Space Astronomy Centre tour

Pics "Are you really going to wear that into the canteen?" That was the perfectly reasonable question posed by Emmet Fletcher, communication officer at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) as my nephew Matt Haines braced himself for lunch sporting a Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) lab coat and pipe.…

Magnet-wobble wireless charging system dishes out a respectable 10 kW
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:54:08 GMT

Ideal for heavy plant, but could be overkill for mobes

Canadian wireless power company Elix has announced a system which can generate and transfer 10 kW using magneto-dynamic coupling. It’s big, heavy and noisy, so is aimed at trucks and buses rather than small cars, and is certainly not suitable for desktop gadget charging.…

PagerDuty hacked ... and finally comes clean 21 days later. Cheers
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:25:05 GMT

Have a great SysAdmin Day everyone

Why not celebrate SysAdmin Day by worrying about a data breach at incident management peddler PagerDuty? An attacker managed to get into the company's systems on 9 July, and a belated 21 days later the company did the decent thing and informed its customers about the incident.…

Uber unleashes $1bn war chest to crack Indian market
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:54:08 GMT

Fiendish domination plans follow a billion big ones thrown at China

Uber is to throw $1bn (£642m) of investment into the Indian market, in an apparent attempt to blast incumbent "sharing economy" taxi biz Ola out of the water.…

German spooks want to charge journalists with TREASON for publishing spy plans
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:42:07 GMT

Looking at you, Beckedahl and Meister

Two journalists have been threatened with jail time in Germany for publishing information about the extent of the country’s surveillance activities.…

Crazy Canucks heat their lab with muahaha-capable server
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:23:09 GMT

Supermicro 2028GR-TRT quad GPU box

Review Playing with cool technology is not why either of us chose systems administration as a career. Nor was it something we expected as part of our employment. That said, it is impossible to deny the attraction cool technology has. It is fitting, then, that on systems administrator day we get the chance to publish a review on the kind of hardware that lured us into systems administration in the first place.…

US spied on Japanese PM Abe, Mitsubishi, and so much more
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:08:03 GMT

WikiLeaks exposes blanket snooping on Asian powerhouse

The NSA spied on Japan's prime minister, central bank, finance ministry and major corporations, such as the natural gas division of Mitsubishi, according to documents released today.…

Microsoft's Windows 10 Torrent-U-Like updates GULP DOWN your precious bandwidth
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:55:05 GMT

Who needs cloud when users can host downloads for you?

Feel like your network bandwidth is slipping away? Windows 10 could be the culprit.…

Daisy completes Phoenix IT gobble
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:21:04 GMT

Outfit marches on with £1bn revenue mid-market domination plan

Acquisition-ravenous Daisy Group has completed its gobble of tech services outfit Phoenix IT Group.…

Google to French data cops on .com RTBF: Baiser ma DERRIERE
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:04:10 GMT

Maybe shouldn't have relied on Google Translate to check that one

Google says it will not comply with French data cops' demands to apply the European "right to be forgotten" worldwide.…

UK's first 'DIY DAB' multiplex goes live in Brighton
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:33:10 GMT

Raspberry-powered stack thumbs nose at costly broadcast convention

Britain’s first home-brewed open source-based DAB multiplex has gone live this morning. Six services will be operating on the new mux in Brighton for nine months.…

Lying to customers, Unicom? Cough up 200k, do not pass Go
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:03:11 GMT

Firm has to smarten up its act if it wants to avoid another Ofcom thrashing

It’s good to know that complaints to Ofcom produce action. A probe into broken promises and lies told by Unicom has seen the company fined £200,000 by the regulator.…

Missing in action: The OpenStackers lost from Gartner's quadrant
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:33:04 GMT

I see no ships ... or boxen, come to that

The more I look at Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization infrastructure, the more confused I get.…

Think beyond the Beeb: Gov consultation is crucial for free telly
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:04:11 GMT

Channelling some answers for Auntie

Breaking Fad Do you like your free-to-air TV? It looks like a reasonable chunk of spectrum will be saved for terrestrial broadcasting at the WRC–15 meeting later this year, but the battle for Freeview is far from over.…

Open source Copyright Hub unveiled with '90+ projects' in the pipeline
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:27:04 GMT

An internet that didn't rip you off? Who'd want a thing like that?

The web has grown up without letting people own and control their own stuff, but a British-backed initiative might change all that, offering a glimpse of how the internet can work in the future. Their work will all be open sourced early next year.…

Americans care more about EU data protection laws than the French
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:01:04 GMT

Fewer than 10 downloads for draft comparison app in France

Around 800 people really do want to compare all the different versions of the EU’s proposed new data protection law.…

Flash deserves to live, says Cisco security man
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:28:10 GMT

Adobe's scars make it ugly but tough. So tough it's being attacked more than ever

Don't kill Flash; that's the message from Cisco security veteran John Stewart who says the Adobe team have put in the hard yards into reforming security and needs to weather the current bug storm.…

HP insists 'we don't have a global dress code' – while deleting one from its website
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:02:12 GMT

Head of HR films video response for El Reg

HP Enterprise's head of HR says his company does not have a "global" dress code, while his minions quietly remove a webpage on workplace appearance from HP.com.…

Comet 67/P covered in life-giving rubble, boffins say
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:27:03 GMT

First papers from Philae lander's brief burst of work appear in Science

When the Philae lander failed to touch down cleanly on Comet 67P/Churyumov­-Gerasimenko it looked like a mess. But the probe's four bounces across the comet's surface turn out to have been a blessing in disguise because they've given us more close-ups of 67P than expected.…

Buffoon in 999 call: 'Cat ate my bacon and I want to press charges'
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:56:09 GMT

West Yorkshire Police reveal their worst summer nuisance calls

The West Yorkshire fuzz have released recordings of nuisance calls requesting a cat be arrested for eating a man's bacon and a complaint about a noisy washing machine, as well as a request to identify the actor in Magnum PI*.…

Windows 10 clients come to Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:58:05 GMT

Update rollups needn't spoil your Sysadmin Day unless you're hot for Windows 10 VDI

Looking forward to a nice, relaxing Sysadmin Day? If you run Microsoft's Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012, your dat may just have been complicated by the release of two update rollups.…

Borg patches enterprise ASR router DoS hole
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:01:09 GMT

Bad packets cause crashes.

Cisco has closed a hole in its ASR 1000 line of enterprise and service provider-grade routers that could trigger denial of service.…

Sri Lanka braves monsoon with Loon broadband balloons
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:58:04 GMT

Google scores whole-of-country deal for internet-over-windbags

Service to launch just weeks before monsoon hits, complete with rain and wind a-plenty Sri Lanka has signed up for broadband services delivered by Google's “Project Loon” broadband balloons.…

Kim Dotcom to create Wikimedia-style open source Mega 3.0
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:31:05 GMT

If at first you aren't jailed for piracy, try, try again, this time funded by donations

File locker mogul Kim Dotcom has signalled he'll soon create a third version of his Mega service.…

Google sneaks out new clip-on tech goggles for saddo Glassholes
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:56:03 GMT

Smartglasses in possibly useful situation shocker

Google has reportedly been developing a revision of its infamous Glass product for use in the workplace.…

Unlock and start General Motors cars with a $100 box of tricks – hacker
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:28:04 GMT

Flap over crap OnStar app yak, all will be revealed at DEF CON yap

Anyone with $100 spare for electronic components, and some technical skills, can wirelessly track, unlock, and start General Motors cars that have OnStar fitted, it is claimed.…

World's worst exploit kit now targeting point-of-sale systems
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:06:16 GMT

Eyes PoS vendors, web terminals.

Trend Micro researcher Anthony Joe Melgarejo says the sophisticated Angler exploit kit popular in cybercrime circles is now targeting point-of-sale (PoS) systems.…


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How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90% (Q&A)
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:00:04 GMT

For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan's Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it's being put to the test.









Apple mania sweeps across Vietnam (pictures)
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:00:02 GMT

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET explores the Vietnam electronics scene. What everyone seems to lust after is the iPhone.









Texting while strolling makes you walk funny, study confirms
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:34:10 GMT

The good news: walking texters did a fine job adapting their movements to avoid mishaps. The bad news: the rest of the world was stuck behind them and late to an appointment.









High-quality movies and TV shows hit HBO, iTunes in August
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:13:54 GMT

HBO Now is available on more platforms than ever and it's bringing Oscar winners "Birdman" and "The Theory of Everything". Meanwhile, Apple's bringing home the Bacon (Kevin) in "Cop Car" and other first-run movies.









Fashion forward: Yahoo acquires social-shopping site Polyvore
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:31:29 GMT

The Internet giant looks to the style and e-commerce site to try to jolt its advertising offerings.









Meet the Vietnamese smartphone maker gunning to be the next Apple
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:20:09 GMT

Road Trip 2015: BKAV, which made its money selling security software, is the first to design and build a smartphone in Vietnam. The question is, will anyone buy it?









Uber to spend $1B over nine months for India expansion
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:06:49 GMT

The ride-hailing service says it wants to expand the number of rides it offers in India to a million each day, up from a reported 200,00 daily trips.









These robot bugs don't just walk on water, they jump on it
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:39:23 GMT

An international team has developed robot water-striders. Is this more evidence of a coming awesome robot apocalypse?









Here's how to set your default browser in Windows 10
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:01:08 GMT

Setting your default browser is easy -- follow these simple steps to learn how.









Hackers expose security flaws in cars, phones — even guns
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:37:20 GMT

Our greatest security weaknesses are revealed at the annual BlackHat and DefCon conferences, where hackers gather to show off their most compelling work. Meanwhile, Facebook prepares to fly its own drones.









BMW paying electric car owners to delay charging in Bay Area
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:32:34 GMT

Carmaker has teamed up with Pacific Gas & Electric to curb power grid demand by giving i3 drivers gift cards if they charge at off-peak hours.









Gold-plated smartphone raises cash for Cecil the Lion's home
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:28:30 GMT

Goldgenie, a company known for blinging up tech devices, offers a golden HTC One M9 to raise funds for Cecil the Lion's national park in Zimbabwe.









BBC sports announcer uses his hand as an iPad
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:21:53 GMT

Technically Incorrect: Chris Mitchell tapped away on his palm, perhaps hoping that the camera wouldn't show that it had no actual iPad in it. It appears an inside joke.









New Battlefield confirmed for 2016 release
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:53:37 GMT

Senior EA exec reaffirms company's yearly shooter strategy.









GTA 5 becomes an RPG with this new mod
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:44:20 GMT

A mod adds a skill tree, looting, and tons of XP bonuses to make GTA 5 more like an RPG.









Man finds iPhone that fell from airplane
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:43:30 GMT

The phone dropped 9,300 feet and ended up in a field alongside a hungry donkey in rural Texas.









F-U-N-D-E-D: How Silicon Valley's cash is making grocery stores and cookbooks obsolete
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:38:18 GMT

Record-level investments are flowing into food delivery startups.









New friend for Zuckerberg: Facebook CEO to be a dad
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:21:15 GMT

The social-networking giant's co-founder shared Friday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child -- a daughter. Their dog, Beast, "has no idea what's coming."









PS4's celebrity-led horror game Until Dawn goes gold
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:19:17 GMT

Development on long-in-development horror game finished ahead of its launch in August.









The 404 Show 1,624: Windows 10, Wet Hot American Summer, N++, vaporwave (podcast)
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:17:21 GMT

Windows 10 is finally here and it's pretty good! We'll take a stroll down memory lane as it pertains to the iterations of Windows, whip up a jug of bug-juice in anticipation of the new Wet Hot American Summer episodes and explore some 80s-inspired synth tunes.










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"Happy Birthday" Public Domain After All?
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:24:00 GMT

New submitter jazzdude00021 writes: No song has had as contentious of copyright history as "Happy Birthday." The song is nearly ubiquitous at birthday parties in the USA, and even has several translations with the same tune. Due to copyrights held by Warner Music, public performances have historically commanded royalty fees. However, a new lawsuit has been brought to prove that "Happy Birthday" is, and always has been, in the public domain.The discovery phase for this lawsuit ended on July, 11 2014, yet this past week new evidence surfaced from Warner Music that may substantiate the claim that the lyrics were in the public domain long before the copyright laws changed in 1927.

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Silicon Valley's Big Lie
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:22:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes: Danny Crichton writes at TechCrunch that startups in Silicon Valley run on an alchemy of ignorance and amnesia and that lying is a requisite and daily part of being a founder, the grease that keeps the startup flywheel running. Most startups fail. The vast, vast majority of startup employees will never exercise their options, let alone become millionaires while doing it. But founders have little choice as they sell their company to everyone, whether investors, employees, potential employees, or clients. "Founders have to tell the lie – that everything is fine, that a feature is going to launch even though the engineer for that feature hasn't been hired yet, that payroll will run even though the VC dollars are still nowhere on the horizon," writes Crichton. "For one of the most hyper-rational populations in the world, Silicon Valley runs off a myth about startup success, of the lowly founder conquering the world."

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Windows 10 Upgrade Strategies, Pitfalls and Fixes As MSFT Servers Are Hit Hard
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:27:00 GMT

MojoKid writes: The upgrade cycle begins, with Microsoft's latest operating system--the highly anticipated Windows 10--rolling out over Windows Update for free, for users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. For those that are ready to take the plunge over the weekend, there are some things to note. So far, Microsoft has been rolling out the upgrade in waves and stages. If you are not one of the 'lucky' ones to be in the first wave, you can take matters into your own hands and begin the upgrade process manually. While the process is mostly simple, it won't be for everyone. This guide steps through a few of the strategies and pitfalls. There are two main methods to upgrade, either through Windows Update or through the Media Creation Tool. In either case, you will need to have opted-in for the Windows 10 Free Upgrade program to reserve your license. Currently, the Windows Update method is hit or miss due to the requirement for additional updates needing to be installed first and Microsoft's servers being hit hard, leading to some rather humorous error messages like the oh-so helpful description, "Something Happened." Currently, it would be best to avoid the Windows Update upgrade, at least for the time being. Numerous issues with licensing have been reported, requiring manual activation either through the dreaded phone call, or by running slmgr.vbs /ato at the command prompt to force license registration.

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10 Years of Intel Processors Compared
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:37:00 GMT

jjslash writes to Techspot's interesting look back at the evolution of Intel CPUs since the original Core 2 Duo E6600 and Core 2 Quad processors were introduced. The test pits the eight-year-old CPUs against their successors in the Nehalem, Sandy Bridge and Haswell families, including today's Celeron and Pentium parts which fare comparably well. A great reference just days before Intel's new Skylake processor debuts.

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JAXA Successfully Tests Its D-SEND Low-Noise Supersonic Aircraft
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:40:00 GMT

AmiMoJo writes: JAXA, the Japanese space agency, has successfully tested its low sonic boom demonstration aircraft D-SEND#2. The unmanned aircraft is floated up to 30,000m by balloon and released, falling back to earth and breaking the sound barrier in the process. The sonic boom created is measured on the ground. The project aims to halve the noise created by sonic booms, paving the way for future supersonic aircraft.

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In Korea, Smartphones Use Multipath TCP To Reach 1 Gbps
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:48:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Korean users are among the most bandwidth-hungry smartphone users. During the MPTCP WG meeting at IETF'93, SungHoon Seo announced that KT had deployed since mid June a commercial service that allows smartphone users to reach 1 Gbps. This is not yet 5G, but the first large scale commercial deployment of Multipath TCP by a mobile operator to combine fast LTE and fast WiFi to reach up to 1 Gbps. This service is offered on the Samsung Galaxy S6 whose Linux kernel includes the open-source Multipath TCP implementation and SOCKSv5 proxies managed by the network operator. Several thousands of users are already actively using this optional service.

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GasBuddy Has a New Privacy Policy (Spoiler: Not As Customer Friendly)
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:54:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: GasBuddy has been a popular iOS and Android app for the last 5 years used to find the cheapest place to get gas. According to the Google Play store, there are over 10 million installs (in additions to the installs from Apple and Amazon's appstores). Now that they have a large enough number of users, GasBuddy has updated their privacy policy to allow them to collect more information. Some highlights of the privacy policy changes include: only 10 days for new terms to take effect (previously users were given 30 days to review the changes); collection of "signal strength related to Wifi or Bluetooth functionality, temperature, battery level, and similar technical data"; and [a warning that the company] will not honor a web browser's "do not track" setting.

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Questioning the Dispute Over Key Escrow
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:38:00 GMT

Nicola Hahn writes: The topic of key escrow encryption has once again taken center stage as former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff has spoken out against key escrow both at this year's Aspen Security Forum and in an op-ed published recently by the Washington Post. However, the debate over cryptographic back doors has a glaring blind spot. As the trove of leaks from Hacking Team highlights, most back doors are implemented using zero-day exploits. Keep in mind that the Snowden documents reveal cooperation across the tech industry, on behalf of the NSA, to make products that were "exploitable." Hence, there are people who suggest the whole discussion over key escrow includes an element of theater. Is it, among other things, a public relations gambit, in the wake of the PRISM scandal, intended to cast Silicon Valley companies as defenders of privacy?

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Tor Project Pilots Exit Nodes In Libraries
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:56:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: The Tor Project has announced a new initiative to open exit relays in public libraries. "This is an idea whose time has come; libraries are our most democratic public spaces, protecting our intellectual freedom, privacy, and unfettered access to information, and Tor Project creates software that allows all people to have these rights on the internet." They point out that this is both an excellent way to educate people on the value of private internet browsing while also being a practical way to expand the Tor network. A test for this initiative is underway at the Kilton Library in Lebanon, New Hampshire, which already has a computing environment full of GNU/Linux machines.

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Critical BIND Denial-of-Service Flaw Could Take Down DNS Servers
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:14:00 GMT

alphadogg writes: Attackers could exploit a new vulnerability in BIND, the most popular Domain Name System (DNS) server software, to disrupt the Internet for many users. The vulnerability affects all versions of BIND 9, from BIND 9.1.0 to BIND 9.10.2-P2, and can be exploited to crash DNS servers that are powered by the software. The vulnerability announced and patched by the Internet Systems Consortium is critical because it can be used to crash both authoritative and recursive DNS servers with a single packet.

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Urthecast Brings You Earth Images and Videos from the ISS (Video)
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:31:00 GMT

Most of us probably won't ever visit the International Space Station (ISS) and look down at the Earth (motto: "The only planet we know has beer, so let's not ruin it"). Looking at pictures and videos made by cameras mounted on the ISS is about as close as we're going to get. There's already an ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment on Ustream, but Urthecast is putting out higher-definition images than what you see on Ustream, and has plans to put out even clearer images and video before long. While Urthecast is likely to accumulate plenty of "oohs" and "aahhs" as it rolls along, according to CEO Scott Larson their real objective is to sell imagery -- and not necessarily just from the visible light band of the overall spectrum -- to industrial and government users. People like us are still invited to look at (and marvel at) lovely images of our planetary home. NOTE: Today's video is about 4:30 long. If you want to watch and listen to more of Mr. Larson, we have a second "bonus" (Flash) video for you. Or you can read the transcript, which covers both videos.

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China's Island-Building In Pictures
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:45:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: The South China Sea is just small enough to have high strategic value for military operations and just large enough to make territorial claims difficult. For over a year now, the world has been aware that China is using its vast resources to try and change that. Instead of fighting for claims on existing islands or arguing about how far their sovereignty should extend, they simply decided to build new islands. "The islands are too small to support large military units but will enable sustained Chinese air and sea patrols of the area. The United States has reported spotting Chinese mobile artillery vehicles in the region, and the islands could allow China to exercise more control over fishing in the region." The NY Times has a fascinating piece showing clear satellite imagery of the new islands, illustrating how a fleet a dredgers have dumped enormous amounts of sand on top of existing reefs. "Several reefs have been destroyed outright to serve as a foundation for new islands, and the process also causes extensive damage to the surrounding marine ecosystem." We can also see clear evidence of airstrips, cement plants, and other structures as the islands become capable of supporting them.

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Will Autonomous Cars Be the Insurance Industry's Napster Moment?
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:03:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Most of us are looking forward to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Not only will they free up a lot of time previously spent staring at the bumper of the car in front of you, they'll also presumably make commuting a lot safer. While that's great news for the 30,000+ people who die in traffic accidents every year in the U.S. alone, it may not be great news for insurance companies. Granted, they'll have to pay out a lot less money with the lower number of claims, but premiums will necessarily drop as well and the overall amount of money within the car insurance system will dwindle. Analysts are warning these companies that their business is going to shrink. It will be interesting to see if they adapt to the change, or cling desperately to an outdated business model like the entertainment industry did. "One opportunity for the industry could be selling more coverage to carmakers and other companies developing the automated features for cars. ... When the technology fails, manufacturers could get stuck with big liabilities that they will want to cover by buying more insurance. There's also a potential for cars to get hacked as they become more networked."

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Munich Planning Highway System For Cyclists
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:20:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: The German city of Munich has been looking for solutions to its traffic problem. Rush hour traffic is a parking lot, and public transit is near capacity. They think their best bet is to encourage (and enable) more people to hop on their bikes. Munich is now planning a Radschnellverbindungen — a highway system just for cyclists. Long bike routes will connect the city with universities, employment centers, and other cities. The paths themselves would be as free from disruption as possible — avoiding intersections and traffic lights are key to a swift commute. They'll doubtless take lessons from Copenhagen's bike skyway: "Cykelslangen (pronounced soo-cool-klag-en) adds just 721 feet of length to the city's 220 miles of bicycle paths, but it relieves congestion by taking riders over instead of through a waterfront shopping area."

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System Administrator Appreciation Day 2015
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:00:00 GMT

ninjagin writes: They might be underneath a desk, hauling cables above your ceiling, swapping out a drive in your data center, putting the blue smoke back inside that old pizza box on the rack, up at 2 :00AM dealing with an alarm, or upgrading or patching your systems over the weekend. But wherever they are today, take a moment to thank your friendly neighborhood system administrator. We always look to them to fix things up when things go bad, but they are rarely recognized for the majority of their effort — the quiet work they do in the background to keep the bits flying and things running smoothly.

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$340 Audiophile Ethernet Cable Tested
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:38:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Ars Technica has posted a series of articles attempting to verify whether there's any difference between a $340 "audiophile" Ethernet cable and a $2.50 generic one. In addition to doing a quick teardown, they took the cables to Las Vegas and asked a bunch of test subjects to evaluate the cables in a blind test. Surprise, surprise: the expensive cables weren't any better. The subjects weren't even asked to say which one was better, just whether they could tell there was a difference. But for the sake of completeness, Ars also passed the cables through a battery of electrical tests. The expensive cable met specs — barely, in some cases — while the cheap one didn't. The cheap one passed data, but with a ton of noise. "And listeners still failed to hear any difference."

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Ebola Vaccine 100% Successful In Guinea Trial
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:55:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Doctors and researchers have been testing a vaccine to protect against Ebola in the west African nation of Guinea. Trials involving 4,000 people have now shown a 100% success rate in preventing infection. "When Ebola flared up in a village, researchers vaccinated all the contacts of the sick person who were willing — the family, friends and neighbors — and their immediate contacts. Children, adolescents and pregnant women were excluded because of an absence of safety data for them. In practice about 50% of people in these clusters were vaccinated. To test how well the vaccine protected people, the cluster outbreaks were randomly assigned either to receive the vaccine immediately or three weeks after Ebola was confirmed. Among the 2,014 people vaccinated immediately, there were no cases of Ebola from 10 days after vaccination — allowing time for immunity to develop — according to the results published online in the Lancet medical journal (PDF). In the clusters with delayed vaccination, there were 16 cases out of 2,380."

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Samsung Wants To Bring Back the Flip Phone With Bendable Screens
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:13:00 GMT

redletterdave writes: A new patent filed last April but published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month suggests Samsung might be working on a smartphone that can bend in half like a flip phone. The biggest problem, according to the patent, is all the strain that accumulates by continually folding the display, or keeping the display folded for a long period of time, which can result in deformations and imperfections, Samsung notes. But Samsung's patent also describes how the phone could keep track of how long it's been in the folded and unfolded states, so as to alert the user of any strain that needs to be relieved. This could help extend the lifetime of the phone and its display.

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NASA's Drone For Other Worlds
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:29:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: A group of engineers is building a new drone. What sets this apart from the hundreds of other drone development projects going on around the world? Well, these engineers are at the Kennedy Space Center, and the drone will be used to gather samples on other worlds. The drone is specifically designed to be able to fly in low- or no-atmosphere situations. Senior technologist Rob Mueller describes it as a "prospecting robot." He says, "The first step in being able to use resources on Mars or an asteroid is to find out where the resources are. They are most likely in hard-to-access areas where there is permanent shadow. Some of the crater walls are angled 30 degrees or more, and that's far too steep for a traditional rover to navigate and climb." They face major challenges with rotor and gas-jet design, they have to figure out navigation without GPS, and the whole system needs to be largely autonomous — you can't really steer a drone yourself with a latency of several minutes (or more).

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NVIDIA Recalls Shield Tablets Over Heat Risk
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:46:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: NVIDIA has issued a recall for 88,000 units of its 8-inch Shield tablet sold in the past year. Predictably, it's because of the battery. There have been reports of overheating, including two reports that the tablet got so hot it damaged the floor it was resting on. Oddly, the company is requiring anyone returning the tablet to update its OS to the latest release.

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Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 90
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Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 90

Today's challenge: Get crafty!

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Space Photos of the Week: This Nebula Doesn’t Come in Peace
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:47 GMT

Space Photos of the Week: This Nebula Doesn’t Come in Peace

Space photos of the week, July 26 – August 1.

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The Genius Contraption That Will Make Your Flight Suck Less
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:39 GMT

The Genius Contraption That Will Make Your Flight Suck Less

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when a Kickstarter seedling blossoms into an real product.

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Security News This Week: United Airlines Can’t Catch a Break
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:26 GMT

Security News This Week: United Airlines Can’t Catch a Break

Each weekend, WIRED rounds up the security vulnerabilities and privacy updates that deserve your attention.

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New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:15 GMT

New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break

Researchers are uncovering the hidden laws that reveal how the Internet grows, how viruses spread, and how financial bubbles burst.

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Can Superman Get Sued for Trashing Metropolis?
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:11 GMT

Can Superman Get Sued for Trashing Metropolis?

People have the legal right to defend themselves, but they’re still required to exercise a reasonable level of care.

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The Top Tech Writer in the Caribbean
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:10 GMT

The Top Tech Writer in the Caribbean

The first thing you need to be a tech writer from the island of Dominica is enough electricity to keep the Internet on.

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While You Were Offline: Someone Thinks Live Televised Exorcisms Are a Good Idea
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:00 GMT

While You Were Offline: Someone Thinks Live Televised Exorcisms Are a Good Idea

We're Yelp-bombing big game hunters and trying to convince "Star Trek" to endorse a toilet-training book.

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GoPro Spherical Gives You Eyes All Over
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:46:22 GMT

GoPro Spherical Gives You Eyes All Over

Look around---there's video everywhere.

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Yahoo Snags Social Commerce Site Polyvore
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:44:50 GMT

Yahoo Snags Social Commerce Site Polyvore

Yahoo’s acquisition of Polyvore points to an expansion of the scope of commerce via digital marketplaces.

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Show Your Support For Cecil The Lion… With a $2,500 Phone?
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:36:20 GMT

Show Your Support For Cecil The Lion… With a $2,500 Phone?

It's the hip new way to say you care.

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At Last: An Ebola Vaccine That Might Actually Work
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:16:06 GMT

At Last: An Ebola Vaccine That Might Actually Work

An international coalition of researchers might have an effective Ebola vaccine.

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New Apple Campus Will Have an Observation Deck for Visitors
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:01:12 GMT

New Apple Campus Will Have an Observation Deck for Visitors

Plans for Apple Campus 2 include an observation deck, a caf, and Cupertino's first Apple store.

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14 Million People Are Already Using Windows 10
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:01:09 GMT

14 Million People Are Already Using Windows 10

14 million computers are running Windows 10 in the day after its release, and that's crazy.

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The Long, Winding Road to an Ebola Treatment
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:58:50 GMT

The Long, Winding Road to an Ebola Treatment

Erika Check Hayden traveled to Sierra Leone to report on the front lines of the fight against Ebola.

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The F-35 Fighter Jet Is Finally Ready for Combat
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:32:58 GMT

The F-35 Fighter Jet Is Finally Ready for Combat

It's a big moment for the long-delayed, over-budget F-35.

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Follow Friday: The Secrets of How Cities Work
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:25:06 GMT

Follow Friday: The Secrets of How Cities Work

The people and media outlets covering the science of how cities work.

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ISPs Unload Their Case Against Net Neutrality Rules
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:17:48 GMT

ISPs Unload Their Case Against Net Neutrality Rules

The United States Telecom Association is suing the Federal Communications Commission over network neutrality, and this week, the organization took its case public.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: We’ve Got the Skinny on Motorola’s Slick New Phones
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:17:18 GMT

Gadget Lab Podcast: We’ve Got the Skinny on Motorola’s Slick New Phones

WIRED products editor Molly McHugh joins Michael and David this week for a wide-ranging discussion.

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A $4 Billion Renovation Won’t Fix LaGuardia’s Awful Delays
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:09:05 GMT

A $4 Billion Renovation Won’t Fix LaGuardia’s Awful Delays

LaGuardia's new $4 billion renovation will look great, but it won't fix the airport's biggest problem: delayed flights.

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E! Online (US) - Top Stories

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

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E! Online (US) - Top Stories

Salma Hayek Goes Topless: "At My Age, It's Exciting"
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:00:00 GMT

Salma Hayek always thought her hands were pretty big. But then she decided to pose topless for Allure magazine. In the gorgeous black and white pic published in the mag, the...

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Go on Romantic Safari in Africa—See the Pics!
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:15:00 GMT

Lions and tigers and bears zebras, oh my! By all accounts, Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler are definitely on the vacation of a lifetime. The loved-up duo posted a series of...

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Family, Including Bobby Brown, Pat and Cissy Houston, Gather at Wake
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:05:14 GMT

Bobbi Kristina Brown's loved ones came together Friday evening for the 22-year-old's wake in Atlanta. Whitney Houston's mother Cissy Houston and Pat Houston were seen...

Kim Kardashian Calls Herself a ''Soccer Mom,'' Shares Photos of North West Playing Her New Favorite Sport!
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:44:01 GMT

Kim Kardashian is "officially a soccer mom!" The E! reality star took to Twitter to share photos of North West playing on a field earlier today with her dad Kanye West, and the...

Did Gisele Bndchen Step Out in Public Wearing a Burqa? We'll Let You Decide for Yourself
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:29:42 GMT

We've heard of going incognito, but if this really is Gisele Bündchen, then this a whole different ball game… Multiple outlets are reporting that one of the world's...

Luke Perry Isn't Going to Watch Lifetime's Beverly Hills 90210 Tell-All: "It's Just Not Relevant"
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:22:00 GMT

We can understand that Luke Perry doesn't wanna talk about his Beverly Hills, 90210 days—but it's not as though the questions were coming out of nowhere! Perry was at the...

Arrow Star Stephen Amell vs. WWE's Stardust: The Feud Continues—Get the Scoop!
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:32:01 GMT

Stephen Amell doesn't take kindly to a little copycat action. In the latest bout of feuding between The Arrow star and WWE'sStardust (real name Cody Rhodes), Amell...

How Britney Spears' ''Toxic'' Helped 13-Year-Old Girl Dance Again After Brain Surgery and a Stroke
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:32:21 GMT

Britney Spears' music has been inspiring fans to dance for years, but this girl's heartwarming story is something else! Maegan Johnson, a 13-year-old girl from Phenix City, Ala.,...

Caitlyn Jenner's Conservative Views Have Her Trans Friends Worried: Watch the Dramatic I Am Cait Sneak Peek!
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:05:00 GMT

Caitlyn Jenner is on a mission to educate herself about issues facing the trans community. In an exclusive sneak peek clip from this Sunday's episode of I Am Cait, the 65-year-old...

Roddy Piper Dies: WWE Wrestling Icon Was 61
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:00:18 GMT

WWE wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piperhas died at age 61. The Canadian star's agent confirmed his death in a statement to E! News on Friday. "Rod passed...

David Beckham and Brad Pitt Bro Out at Guy Ritchie's Wedding—See the Pics!
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:42:57 GMT

It's a good thing Jacqui Ainsley was such a beautiful bride, because there were some pretty boys at her and Guy Ritchie's wedding! That's right, David Beckham and Brad Pitt...

Kim Zolciak Flaunts Hot Bod in Sexy New Instagram Shots: ''Love My Curves''!
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:34:35 GMT

Kim Zolciak sure loves to flaunt her hot bod! The 37-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Friday to tease her upcoming appearance on Good Morning America, posting a pic in...

Khloé Kardashian Reveals 35-Pound Weight Loss, What She Calls Caitlyn Jenner—Find Out What She Said
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:28:32 GMT

Khlo Kardashian continues to shed the pounds as she, as she puts it, continues to"go hard" in the gym. The 31-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashiansrecently...

Country Singer Lynn Anderson Dead at 67
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:27:00 GMT

Lynn Anderson has passed away. The country music hitmaker died on July 30 at the age of 67 at Nashville's Vanderbilt Medical Center, according to a statement from her...

Why Is Kurt Russell's Face Covered With Cuts and Bruises?! Get the Scoop
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:05:00 GMT

What happened, Kurt Russell?! The 64-year-old actor was spotted out in New Orleans yesterday with bloody cuts and bruises all over his face and arms. Goldie Hawn's other...

Naomi Campbell Sentenced to Six Months in Italian Prison for Assault on Paparazzo
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:04:27 GMT

Naomi Campbell has just been convicted of assault by a Sicilian court after she scratched a paparazzo's eye in August 2009. According to local outlets, Campbell was given a six...

Of Course Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are on Vacation Together: Here's Why They Were Always Meant to Be!
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:04:00 GMT

Taylor Swift and her Instagram-perfect posse are so last week. Because yesterday, Amy Schumer revealed that she and Jennifer Lawrence were on vacation together, made all the better by...

Sons of Anarchy's Timothy V. Murphy Welcomes a Baby Boy—See Photos and Find Out His Adorable Name!
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:59:00 GMT

Congratulations are in order for Timothy V. Murphy and his wife,Caitlin Manley. The couple welcomed their first child together on July 22, and it's a boy! The former Sons of...

There Might Be a Real Center Stage Sequel In the Works and Now We're Freaking Out
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:43:27 GMT

Are you ready to dance the s--t out of it...again?! Every '90s kid who danced at some point in their lives was obsessed with Center Stage. It shaped our youth! We quoted it...

Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe Reveals Why Shawn Booth's The One, Says Their Love Is ''Only-See-It-in-the-Movies Type of Stuff''
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:38:00 GMT

If there's one thing Kaitlyn Bristowe's sure of, it's that Shawn Booth is her soulmate. The newly engaged Bachelorettetook to her personal blog to pen a heartfelt...


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Wildfires kill firefighter, force hundreds to flee homes
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:28:12 -0400

California governor declares state of emergency as thousands of firefighters try to subdue raging blazes

Homeland Security warns drones could be used in attacks
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:59:59 -0400

Intelligence bulletin warning of drone use by terrorists sent to police across the U.S., law enforcement sources tell CBS News

You probably pay too much for these 9 things
published: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:46:03 -0400

Did you recently get a great bargain? If it fell into one of these 9 categories, you may have been hoodwinked

Eye Opener: Drone flies near landing plane at JFK
published: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:25:30 -0400

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