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Apple now lets you trade in old Android phones for credit toward an iPhone

Apple is making it a little bit easier to switch to an iPhone: with a change to its trade-in program today, customers will now be able to hand over old Android, BlackBerry, and Windows phones to receive a discount toward a new iPhone. Previously, Apple only accepted old iPhones. The program is …

Android Phones

A new hack could let thieves bypass the iPhone's lockscreen

Researchers at the security firm MDSec have found a way to bypass the iPhone's lockscreen using just a few hundred dollars in equipment. The lockscreen typically bricks a phone after 10 bad guesses and has proven difficult to bypass on non-jailbroken phones, but MDSec has found a way to power off …

Middle East

Middle-Class Betrayal? Why Working Hard Is No Longer Enough in America

What frustrates Hanna Newberg about her life right now isn’t just that she’s working as a waitress at a chain restaurant or renting a small apartment in western Massachusetts. The problem, Newberg says, is that she did everything she was told she was supposed to do -- went to college, went to …

Income Inequality

Obamacare Gets Health Insurance to 16 Million New People, Feds Say

More than 16 million people who did not have health insurance before have gained it through the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the federal government said Monday.<p>More than 14 million adults have health insurance either from the new exchanges or through expanded access to …

Health Care

NBC/WSJ Poll: Nearly 60% Looking For Change in '16. But Will They Get It?

More Americans are clamoring for change in the upcoming 2016 presidential election than they were in the “Hope and Change” year of 2008, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>That desire for change is a potential roadblock for two of the leading frontrunners – Democrat Hillary …


Iran Nuclear Talks: Sen. Tom Cotton Defends GOP Open Letter to Tehran

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said on Tuesday that he was not trying to undermine President Barack Obama when he wrote a letter, signed by 46 Republican colleagues, warning Iran against making a deal with the United States on its nuclear program.<p>“This is about stopping Iran from getting a nuclear …

South Asia

CIA Sought to Hack Apple Devices: Report

The Central Intelligence Agency aspired to hack its way into Apple products including the iPhone and iPad, investigative news website The Intercept reported on Tuesday, citing documents provided by Edward Snowden. The documents, which date from 2010 through 2012, do not say whether the intelligence …

Stock Markets

Gun Ownership Declining, General Social Survey Shows

The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt.<p>According to the latest General Social Survey, 32 …

North Carolina

Harrison Ford Plane Crash: NTSB Issues Preliminary Report

Harrison Ford reported an engine failure, turned back toward the airport and struck the top of a tall tree before he ditched his small plane on a Los Angeles golf course last week, federal investigators said on Tuesday.<p>In a preliminary report, the National Transportation Safety Board laid out a …


Iran Nuclear Talks: U.S. 'Not Trustworthy,' Says Top Tehran Cleric

LONDON — One of Iran's most powerful clerics lashed out at the American government on Tuesday, saying the U.S. could not be trusted during high-stakes nuclear talks.<p>The Obama administration is working with five world powers and Iran to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear program.<p>Grand Ayatollah …

South Asia