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Amazon reverses 'backward' decision to remove encryption from Fire tablets

Amazon has reversed its decision to remove a security feature in its Fire OS software that protects sensitive information stored its tablets, e-readers and other hardware devices.<p>Amazon stops encryption on Fire tablets, leaving data vulnerable to attack<p>Read more<p>“We will return the option for full …

Privacy

Kansas shooting: police identify the three victims as cities mourn

Family describes Josh Higbee as a ‘good, loving father’ and friends of Renee Benjamin and Brian Sadowsky are ‘devastated’<p>Police identified the victims of a mass shooting in Hesston, Kansas, late Friday, as the nearby cities of Newton and Wichita gathered to mourn the three killed by a gunman on …

Kansas City Royals

U.S. Fighter Jets Target ISIS in Libya's Sabratha; Dozens Killed

U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes against an ISIS compound in Libya overnight as they targeted a terrorist linked to tourist massacres in Tunisia, American military officials said.<p>Dozens of people were killed in the bombing raid on the coastal city of Sabratha, local officials and activists …

Terrorism

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Endangered tiger killed by her would-be mate in a California zoo

Sacramento Zoo officials said they had high hopes that two rare Sumatran tigers would begin courting this week.<p>Mohan, a 12-year-old male, already had plenty of visual contact with 15-year-old female tiger Baha since his arrival at the zoo in December.<p>The idea was to get Mohan and Baha to reproduce …

Wildlife

NYPD tracked citizens’ cellphones 1,000 times since 2008 without warrants

New York City police have tracked citizens’ cellphones over 1,000 times since 2008 without using warrants, according to public records obtained by the New York Civil Liberties Union.<p>The organization announced on Thursday that the NYPD has typically used “stingrays” after obtaining lower-level court …

Surveillance

New Hampshire Takeaways: Donald Trump proves he's a winner

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters have made their picks: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. They are choices with …

Government

Nine dead, 50 seriously injured after head-on train crash in Bavaria, Germany

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten people are dead and 17 are critically injured after a head-on collision between two trains in Germany's southern state of Bavaria Tuesday, police say.<p>At least 63 people on board suffered less serious injuries, police said. They said there were about 150 passengers on board the two …

Trains

Denver brings dominant defense into Super Bowl 50

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Peyton Manning wanted to make one thing perfectly clear when he arrived in the Golden Gate City for the golden anniversary of …

NFL

‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6

It’s the message that spells doom and will render your handset worthless if it’s been repaired by a third party. But there’s no warning and no fix<p>Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones because Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the …

Mobile Technology

Every Day She Said ‘Hello’ To This Homeless Man. But One Day He Handed Her A Piece Of Paper…

His name is Ramundo Arruda Sobrinho and for 35 years, this 77-year-old homeless man spent his days doing his passion: writing poetry and short …

Short Stories

Where are the Trumps?

Donald Trump relied on his expansive clan to fan out across Iowa, eager to crank up the turnout for the Monday night's caucuses.<p>Trump himself held a handful of campaign events across Iowa, including rallies in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids (he predicted a "tremendous victory" during one of them). …

Donald Trump

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Winter storm brings near-record snow to eastern US as 19 deaths reported

Estimated 80m people across 20 states face warnings over weather Coast faces flooding and hundreds of people are stranded along highways<p>A powerful, sprawling winter storm buried the eastern US in near-record snow on Saturday, leaving in its wake accidents, injuries and deaths from the deep south to …

Weather

Storm slams into Eastern US with wet snow, strong gales

WASHINGTON (AP) — A storm that arrived postcard-pretty in the nation's capital Friday was morphing into a painful, even paralyzing blizzard with …

Weather

Putin says Europe’s Jews should move to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Tuesday that Jews facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and bigotry farther west should move to Russia, where he said they would be better accepted.<p>The Russian leader was in a meeting with members of the European Jewish Congress, an organization …

Russia

Pentagon releases new details on how U.S. sailors were taken captive by Iran

The U.S. military released new details on Monday about how 10 Navy sailors were taken captive briefly by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf last week, but it remains unclear how the sailors first ended up in Iranian territorial waters before their capture.<p>The sailors were detained …

Military

Muslims, guns and 'New York values': tensions boil over at Republican debate

The race for the Republican presidential nomination erupted into open conflict between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on Thursday night, with the party’s two frontrunners launching blistering attacks over their values and eligibility for the nation’s highest office.<p>Republican debate in South Carolina: …

Government

Pakistani paramilitary force raids home of New York Times correspondent

A Pakistani paramilitary force raided the home of the New York Times’ national correspondent on Tuesday in what officials called a routine search operation for a terrorism suspect. The search at the Islamabad home of Salman Masood came more than two years after Pakistan expelled the Times’ bureau …

Pakistan

Refreshing or Revolting: 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Is the new Elantra too conservative?<p>All new for the 2017 model year, the sixth-generation Hyundai Elantra was revealed at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show last month. Sporting an evolutionary styling direction, the 2017 Elantra remains recognizable from every angle, but will the new car make people’s …

Christmas celebrations banned in Somalia, Tajikistan and Brunei

The governments of three countries – Somalia, Tajikistan and Brunei – have banned Christmas celebrations this year, with punishments ranging up to a five-year jail term.<p>Somalia issued a ban on Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in the Muslim country on Wednesday, saying the festivities “have …

Religion

China landslide sparks gas explosion and leaves dozens missing

A landslide which swept through an industrial park in southern China buried more than 30 buildings in a sea of mud, leaving 91 people missing and triggering a gas explosion, state media has reported.<p>Witnesses described a mass of red earth and mud racing towards the park in the city of Shenzhen on …

China

Putin says Russia ready to increase military role in Syria

Vladimir Putin’s warning that Moscow will use ‘more military means’ in Syria conflict comes just hours after UN roadmap to peace was agreed<p>Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia is ready to to scale up its military intervention in Syria, less than a day after Moscow signed off on an ambitious UN …

Middle East

Gunmen kidnap group of Qatari hunters from camp in Iraq, police say

Unconfirmed reports suggest members of Qatar royal family may be among captives after about 100 gunmen storm desert camp near Saudi border<p>About 100 gunmen kidnapped at least 26 Qataris from their desert hunting camp in Iraq near the Saudi border in the early hours of Wednesday, the regional …

Middle East

Here's how the top iPhone apps are using 3D Touch

What's a polite word for 'least effort possible'?<p>When Apple introduced 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S this September, it described the technology as a revolutionary paradigm for interacting with touchscreen devices. And it really seems like 3D Touch — and pressure sensitivity in general — could become …