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Thailand cracking down on coup protesters using 'Hunger Games' salute

Thailand's military-installed leaders are cracking down on protesters who have adopted "The Hunger Games" three-finger salute in defiance of totalitarian rule.<p>On Wednesday, police arrested five university students in the northeastern region of Khon Kaen after they flashed the symbol of rebellion …

Brittany Maynard, advocate for 'death with dignity,' dies

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who said she had terminal brain cancer, took medication to end her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act," advocacy group Compassion & Choices said Sunday.<p>"Brittany chose to make a well thought out and informed choice to Die With Dignity in the face of such a …

The Week in Review: Remembering Oscar de la Renta, Celebrating Fashion

Oscar de la Renta shaped the meaning of elegance. With his tasteful lines, flowing silhouettes and bold colors, de la Renta proved great art in any …

Spain ramps up Ebola response; Norwegian tests positive in Sierra Leone

Four more potential cases of Ebola were under observation Tuesday in Spain, health authorities said Tuesday, a day after a nurse's assistant became the first person known to have contracted the deadly virus outside Africa in the current outbreak.<p>The woman helped treat two Spanish missionaries, both …

Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It

Want to check if that iPhone you’re considering nabbing off of Craigslist is stolen <i>before</i> you hand over your cold, hard cash?<p>Apple has just released a tool that exists solely to verify whether or not a used iPhone has been locked down remotely by its rightful owner.<p>All you need is the IMEI or the …

Environment: News & features

GoPro gets a little cheaper -- and fancier -- with new Hero4 camera

GoPro hoisted its high-end offering further into the age of high-definition video with the introduction of the Hero4, its latest line of participant-sports-oriented video cameras. The company also lowered the price of its cheapest camera to $129 from $200, and freshened up parts of its entire …

Apple Has an iPhone Headache, But It Won’t Last Long

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See the Worst Place to Breathe in America

A passenger train travels through town past a refinery in Bakersfield, Calif.<br>Lexey Swall—GRAIN<p>1 of 15<p>If you think about smog, you're probably …

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Apple’s giant iPhone 6 order causing delays for accessory makers

Excessive demand might mean that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won’t make it into your hands until October in some cases — but users waiting for iPhone 6 accessories could be delayed even longer.<p>According to sources who spoke with Cult of Mac, many smaller, non-Apple companies are currently unable …

US pharmacy giant CVS ends tobacco sales and changes name

<b>US pharmacy chain CVS Caremark has stopped selling tobacco products nearly a month earlier than planned.</b><p>They have also changed their corporate name to CVS Health to reflect the change, although the signage on their drugstores won't change.<p>CVS expects to lose about $2bn (£1.2bn) in annual revenue …

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Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to "degrade and destroy" the group.<p>Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding …

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Post-Baby Body During Ice Bucket Challenge

Kelly Clarkson is debuting her post-baby body in a very cool way.<p>The singer, 32, is the latest celeb to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge – the …

Pamela Anderson Declines Ice Bucket Challenge, Citing ALS Animal Testing

Plenty of celebrities have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, benefitting the ALS Association. But Pamela Anderson won’t be one of them.<p>While saying she …

22 Guilty Summer Pleasures You Never Have to Apologize For

When it’s summer, you can get away with a lot. Back when I lived by the beach, I used to see people walk into Starbucks without shirts or shoes, …

Coffee with a Shot of Snickers: What's Your Guilty Pleasure?

I don’t know if you heard, but McDonald’s is now offering a Pumpkin Spice Latte, in order to compete with Starbucks. Not to be outdone, Dunkin’ …

Oprah Winfrey Gets Candid on Her New Passion Project, Reveals Her Super Power, Guilty Pleasure

Have you ever wondered what Oprah Winfrey’s guilty pleasure is? What her secret talent is? What she buys? What her super power would be?<p>Amy Robach of …