Alexia Marchetto de Souza

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LG's Next Flagship Phone Will Sport a New 5.5-Inch Screen

The screen boasts improved color display and contrast while reducing power consumption.<p>Well, now we know what screen to expect in LG’s next flagship smartphone.<p>LG’s display unit on Thursday announced a new 5.5-inch display bound for the phone, which is itself due to be unveiled at a New York press …

Mobile Technology

Snapchat got more than 400 legal requests for user data in 4 months

In "most cases," the content-sharing app Snapchat says it deletes messages from its servers after recipients have viewed them. But one of the exceptions is when police or authorities come calling.<p>On Thursday, Snapchat disclosed that more than 400 government requests seeking user data arrived from …

Microsoft scanning app Office Lens comes to iOS, Android

Office Lens, a scanning app that's been a hit on Windows Phone, is coming to iOS and Android.<p>On Thursday, Microsoft made available a preview of the Android version of Office Lens in the Google Play Store. It also released to general availability Office Lens for iOS in the Apple App Store.<p>Both the …

Windows Phone

US man exonerated after 30 years on death row

Anthony Ray Hinton will walk free Friday after spending close to three decades in jail over the 1985 murder of two men in two separate restaurant hold-ups.<p>Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Laura Petro dismissed all charges against Hinton after his lawyers from the Equal Justice Initiative argued …

Death Row

Mutant Stomach Bug From Abroad Spreading in US, CDC Says

A drug-resistant form of a bug that causes traveler’s diarrhea is causing outbreaks in the United States — and it’s got federal officials worried.<p>The medical name is Shigella sonnei, but it’s one of the germs that causes shigellosis — otherwise known as “Delhi belly” or “Montezuma’s revenge.” Many …

Public Health

Judge orders California to pay for inmate's sex change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex …

Drinking Too Much Iced Tea Led to Arkansas Man's Kidney Failure: Doctors

Doctors traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day.<p>They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling on a reason for the 56-year-old man's kidney problems: He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day. …

2 dead in suspected murder-suicide on cruise ship in Puerto Rico

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two passengers found dead on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico appear to have died in a murder-suicide, the cruise line said.<p>Holland America Line said two guests were found dead inside their stateroom on the ms Ryndam at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.<p>"The cabin was immediately secured, and the authorities …

Puerto Rico

​California water restrictions should cover oil companies, activists say

One day after California Gov. Jerry Brown issues the state’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions, environmental activists are calling on …

Kenya's Garissa University College awakens to Islamist militants' terror

<b>(CNN) —</b> The sun hadn't risen at Garissa University College. Most students slept in their beds. A few had woken up to head to early morning Christian prayers.<p>Then the terror began.<p>It started with an explosion and gunshots around 5:30 a.m. Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday) at the Kenyan school's …

Africa