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ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.<p>Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the …

Islam

Six U.S. Marines Killed in Helicopter Crash Over Nepal Identified

The six U.S. Marines who died in a helicopter crash while supporting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal were identified Sunday morning.<p>Capt. Dustin R. Lukasiewicz of Nebraska; Capt. Christopher L. Norgren of Kansas; Sgt. Ward M. Johnson IV of Florida; Sgt. Eric M. Seaman of California; Cpl. Sara A. …

Military

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE DISPUTE Top U.S. trade agency dismisses massive duties against Bombardier<p>Apotex CEO quits, former boss takes over, as drug maker reels from founder’s death Subscriber content<p>TORONTO Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman ruled a 'targeted' double homicide<p>Inflation slows to 1.9% as consumers get a …

Apple Nixed Plans for Apple-Branded Television Set 'More Than a Year Ago'

Apple shelved plans to introduce a full-blown television set more than a year ago reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. The company reportedly spent more than a decade researching the possibility of releasing an ultra high-definition television set before …

Wal-Mart whiffs on earnings

The world's largest retailer reported first-quarter diluted earnings per share of $1.03, missing expectations for $1.05, according to Bloomberg. It noted that the impact of foreign currency erased 3¢ per share from its earnings.<p>The company posted revenues of $114.88 billion, below the consensus …

Markets

MV-22 Hard Landing in Hawaii

One Marine was killed when an MV-22 Osprey from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit experienced a hard-landing mishap while conducting training aboard …

Aviation

Apple and Google push Obama to prevent encryption backdoors

Apple, Google and other major tech companies have urged President Obama not to give the FBI backdoor access to smartphone data, according to the <i>Washington Post</i>. The publication obtained a letter signed by no less than 140 major tech players, security specialists and privacy groups stating that …

7 Tips To Reduce Financial Stress In Your Life

Few of us like to talk about money. It’s a subject that’s often considered impolite to discuss, even among close friends and family. It turns out that this buttoned-up approach to our finances isn’t doing us any favors.<p>Americans are stressing about money, and that financial pressure is affecting …

Personal Finance

Iraqi soldiers saved from grasp of IS

Watch as Iraqi troops are airlifted out of Ramadi shortly before it fell to Islamic State forces<p>A video released by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence appears to show Iraqi forces being rescued from <b>Ramadi shortly before the city fell to IS forces.</b><p>The fall of Ramadi has scuppered Iraqi Prime Minister …

Dean Potter, base jumper - obituary

Extreme sports specialist dubbed the 'dark wizard' who made perilous jumps with his dog Whisper<p>Dean Potter, <b>who has died in an accident aged 43</b>, was an American extreme sports athlete who specialised in rock climbing, base jumping (parachuting from a fixed structure or cliff) and slacklining, a form …

3 Southwest Airlines baggage handlers, 11 others accused of smuggling drugs

Three<p>Southwest Airlinesbaggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are among 14 people charged with bypassing airport security in order to smuggle several hundred pounds of marijuana across the country, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday.<p>The three baggage handlers all hail from …

Vortex bladeless turbines wobble to generate energy

Looking somewhat like a giant reed gently swaying in the wind, the new Vortex bladeless wind-driven generator prototype produces electricity with …

Renewable Energy

This man will fly across the Pacific Ocean for 5 days in a plane powered only by the sun

Each day he will experience altitudes of 28,000 feet, akin to the world's highest peak, and temperature changes of 55 degrees C (almost 100 F) in the unpressurised, unheated Solar Impulse 2 cockpit.<p>At the same time he will only be able to catch the shortest of naps -- his seat doubles as a bed -- …

Solar Impulse

HugeDomains.com - UltimateFitnessWorkout.com is for sale (Ultimate Fitness Workout)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Middle East

Pentagon planning for space bomber - Technology & science - Space | NBC News

Aug. 14, 2001 — An experimental NASA spacecraft could well be the harbinger for a small armada of billion-dollar space bombers — “space operations vehicles” that could be launched from a U.S. base and fire weapons at almost any target on Earth, all within 90 minutes of a presidential order.<p>Last May …

Military

Whiny Libertarian dude-bros are terrified of 'vagina voters' -- here's why

From polls, libertarians are known to be a fairly homogenous group that skews white, male, young, affluent (i.e. college-educated), and has a …

Feminism

BREAKING: ATF Seizes 3,000 Guns from Stag Arms

Stag Arms is a relatively well-known AR-15 manufacturer with a big presence in the 3-gun community. So it was a bit of a shock when word came that …

The new tech changing airport security

Queuing to be searched at the airport is a major downside of going on holiday. What is the airline industry doing to improve it? Katia Moskvitch investigates.<p>A young woman approaches airport security in a pair of stiletto boots, designer sunglasses, and a big wide belt that matches her fashionable …

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Majestic Lionel Messi clinches another La Liga title for Barcelona

England ban Manu Tuilagi from Rugby World Cup; Rory McIlroy in the swing; Alberto Contador takes a tumble<p><b>Majestic</b> It just had to be Lionel Messi, didn’t it? There was the diminutive Argentinian to score the winner against Atlético Madrid and seal Barcelona’s fifth La Liga title in seven seasons, …

Lionel Messi

US Air Force's Secret X37-B Space Plane Prepares for Launch

A secretive space plane owned by the United States Air Force is set to launch on its fourth out-of-this-world mission on Wednesday.<p>While little is …

Space Exploration