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In A Landmark Legal Decision, Google Wins The Right To Scan Pretty Much Every Book Ever

The decision was formally made that Google Books can continue its efforts to digitally capture around 20 million books without legal repercussions, reports GigaOM.<p>Judge Denny Chin made the ruling based on the fact that Google's digitization of the source material is "highly transformative" and …

"Pink Star" diamond sells for world record $83 million at auction

The "Pink Star," a huge flawless pink diamond, sold for a world record $83 million at auction in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, the auction house Sotheby's said.<p>"Ladies and gentlemen, 68 million (Swiss francs) is the world record bid for a diamond ever bid and it's right here," Sotheby's David …

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Diabetes

Latest on Kobe Bryant's Ailing Knee, Wesley Johnson's Foot and More

Link to Media<p>The Los Angeles Lakers will begin the 2013-14 NBA season with minimal expectations from those on the outside looking in. After all, Dwight Howard departed for Houston and Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles tendon just six months ago.<p>Plus, the Lakers' core isn't getting any younger.<p>But …

Basketball

Boehner: GOP won't allow 'unconditional surrender' to Obama

President Barack Obama vowed not to relent to what he called Republican “extortion” that would threaten a default on the national debt, but suggested he might accept a short-term agreement that could jump-start talks with Congress.<p>But the nation's top elected Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, …

Miley Cyrus: what women her age think about her

Fleur Simon, 18, London<p>Her fame is really scary – people know who Miley Cyrus is and don't know who the Rolling Stones are. I saw her in a music video the other day and she was wearing white pants and I thought: "she's really pulled herself in there, she's not wearing hold-ups or anything like …

Apple Sells Nine Million New iPhones, Tells Investors to Expect a Nice Quarter

Some analysts thought Apple might sell five million new iPhone 5c and 5s models this weekend. More optimistic estimates topped out at around eight …

iPhone

China just detained a teen for having 500 retweets

As of last week, posting a message that the Chinese government deems inaccurate on social media platforms can get you three years in the slammer, provided it gets 500 retweets (or their equivalent) or 5,000 views. At least, that’s what the law said (link in Chinese). But would the new policy, part …

Social Media

Larry Bird Is Selling His Florida Mansion, and Yes, It Has a Basketball Hoop

Link to Media<p>Most retirement homes in Florida don’t feature a 10-foot Goalrilla in the front drive. Then again, most retirees aren’t Larry Bird.<p>According to Rick Chandler of Sports Grid, Bird is selling his mansion in Naples, Fla.<p>Listed at $4.8 million, the mansion features four beds, four baths …

Selling

Former champ Ken Norton dies

LAS VEGAS -- He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight.<p>Ken …

Boxing

Tim Cook: Apple Will Never, Ever Make a Cheap iPhone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Many had expected that with iPhone saturation in richer places like America and Europe, Apple would …

Associated Press News

Go Ahead and Freak Out About the School with No Books

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An all-digital school means no more books, no more heavy backpacks full of textbooks, and no more …

Mini guide to coastal Côte d’Azur

Soak up the good life on the French Riviera, where seaside paths, unspoilt islands and historic towns await exploration.<p>The Riviera is all about the good life, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to hire a lounger at a beach club. For a more down-to-earth trip, you can explore coastal paths, …

France

14 Favorite Fall Destinations

The world turns and seasons change—summer has passed and led us into gentler autumn with its changing leaves and more rigid schedule. The kids are back in school, and work is revving back up again, but there is no such thing as a bad time to go wandering.<p>Next month, National Geographic will release …

9 Reasons You Should Get A Hair Gloss Treatment (Instead Of A Normal Dye Job)

Hair gloss treatments are often met with confusion these days. What exactly does it do? How are they different than hair color? And why is everyone getting them? Don't worry, we wondered the exact same things.<p>That's why we spoke with Paul Cucinello of Chris Chase Salon in New York City about all …

Usain Bolt reveals he wanted to quit his sprinting career after being booed by his home fans

He may be a six-time Olympic and eight-time world champion, but Usain Bolt has revealed he was left debating whether to even continue as a sprinter after being booed for pulling out of a race before all of his success in 2006.<p>The Jamaican 100m and 200m world record holder has been an utterly …

Usain Bolt

107-Year-Old Man Dies In Shootout with SWAT Team

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In Pine Bluff, Arkansas on Sunday, a 107-year-old man was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire …

Tina Fey, Miley Cyrus set to host 'Saturday Night Live'  - TODAY.com

Today<p>Miley Cyrus and Tina Fey are among the stars set to host "Saturday Night Live" next season.<p>As if there weren't already plenty of fall television shows to fill your DVR, "Saturday Night Live" confirmed its return date and initial line up for the upcoming season.<p>The show's Sept. 28 premiere will …

The New TV Shows You Should Watch This Fall

<b>We stand to see</b> a few new surprises this season, as well as a few new faces. Herein, a breakdown of the best shows to watch, the women to pay attention to, and what we can expect from men like Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams, and Andy Samberg. Click through for the details.

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