Judge accepts Egyptian lawyer's guilty plea in 1998 blasts of two U.S. embassies.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet with protesters who threatened to expand pro-democracy demonstrations unless he resigns and the Chinese leadership agrees to broader electoral reforms.
CDC director: “I have no doubt we’ll stop this disease dead in its tracks in the U.S."
By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. U.S. ...
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. ...
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of Bell Gardens, California, a small Los Angeles suburb, was shot to death by his wife on Tuesday in an apparent domestic dispute, and his spouse has been detained by investigators, according to the county sheriff's department. The shooting stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the mayor, Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Lavette, 43, that escalated when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., intervened, sheriff's spokeswoman Crystal Hernandez said. ...
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said.
Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday.
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone, images released by NASA this week show.
Exclusive: New standards in Iraq, Syria follow reports of Idlib missile strike casualties.
An individual who flew to the U.S. from Liberia earlier this month has been diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today. The case marks the first time the disease has been diagnosed in this country.
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Most iOS users rarely, if ever, need to head into their device settings and hit the “Reset All Settings” button. But sometimes, particularly with a new OS install, unforeseen issues can force your hand. Unfortunately, a new bug is making device resets problematic for those who use iCloud Drive. “Reset All Settings” specifically notes that […]
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Air traffic nationwide has been snarled since a fire erupted in the basement telecommunications room of an air traffic control center outside Chicago early Friday.
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Sometimes, startup pitches sound like infomercials. You know, the ones where a bunch of bad actors try to convince you how tough it is to wrap a towel around your body or cover yourself in a blanket, before pitching you a solution to a problem you never had in the first place? More and more, […]
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Pharrell Williams' new single "It Girl" feels like being dipped in waves of rainbow metallic liquid on a sunny day. So it's only appropriate the music video looks just like that—plus anime and 16-bit videogame vibes.
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Having arguably conquered television—or, at least, made a sizable dent in it, thanks to original shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black—it was only a matter of time before Netflix turned its attentions to original movie content. Turns out, that time will be August 2015. That's when the company will reportedly debut Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend on its streaming service simultaneously with the movie's release in Imax theaters in a move that content chief Ted Sarandos hopes will prove to studios that "the sky doesn't fall" if Netflix has earlier access to content.
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Accents are extremely difficult to lose because our infant brains codify a lifetime's worth of sounds before we've spoken our first word
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When thinking about your IT department, words like “user friendly” and “responsive” are not the first that come to mind. More likely, it would be “unresponsive” or even “the department of no.” Sadly, if you asked your IT department how they think they’re doing, they would say the same. A survey RES software conducted with […]
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In the world of hacking, every malicious tool has its heyday---that period when it rules the underground forums and media headlines and is the challenger keeping computer security pros on their toes. Viruses and worms have each had their day in the spotlight. Remote-access Trojans, which allow a hacker to open and maintain a secret backdoor on infected systems, have had their reign as well. These days, though, point-of-sale RAM scrapers are what's making the news.
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Microsoft has unveiled its initial work on the next version of the Windows operating system, calling it Windows 10.
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