April Bolan

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Students in Switzerland built a wheelchair that knows how to climb stairs

<i>(By Jim Drury, Reuters) –</i> An electric wheelchair that can climb most stairs, including spiral staircases, has been developed by Zurich-based students.<p>The Scalevo Wheelchair can mount one stair per second and was designed by 10 students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and …

Celine Dion's appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

Around 4,000 songs were sent to Dion's website and management company by the October 5 deadline, Charles Benoit, ex-head of the Quebec TV arm of Canadian group Bell Media, told AFP this week.<p>Dion's husband and manager, Rene Angelil, and the CEO of the Les Feeling Productions firm managing her …

New Singles

TSA Found Record Number of Guns in Carry-On Luggage at Airports During One Week

A record number of guns were found in passengers' carry-on luggage at airport security checkpoints during one week in September, according to the Transportation Security Agency.<p>TSA agents discovered 67 guns in carry-on luggage in airports across the country during the week that ended Sept. 17, …

Aviation

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Autopsy Reports Sealed, Will Not Be Released

Two months after the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, medical examiners say they have determined the "cause and manner" of Brown's death.<p>Brown, who was daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, was found unresponsive in her bathtub on Jan. 31. Following a long hospitalization, Brown died …

Whitney Houston

Google's new Nexus smartphones may be priced way lower than last year

Google's Nexus line will take a turn back toward affordability with the launch of two new smartphones tomorrow. According to <i>Android Police</i>, LG's Nexus 5X will start at $379.99. That's likely to be the 16GB model, so expect the more reasonable 32GB configuration to be priced higher. Even so, it's a …

Mobile Technology

Airstrikes hit wedding in Yemen; as many as 135 dead

Airstrikes devastated a wedding party in southern Yemen on Monday, killing and injuring dozens, witnesses said. Medics put the death toll as high as 135, including many women and children, in the latest bombardment reported to have caused large numbers of civilian deaths and injuries.<p>The Saudi-led …

NFL Week 3 game balls: Darren Sproles, Devonta Freeman, Latavius Murray among Sunday's stars

Each week NFL Nation team reporters award a game ball to a player, coach or unit. Here are the game balls for Week 3:<p><b>FALCONS 39, COWBOYS 28</b> |</b> …

Fantasy Football

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger injures MCL, out 4-6 weeks

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee Sunday.<p>The team confirmed the injury Monday, and although coach Mike …

Football (U.S.)

Google wants to make your living room devices smarter

The marquee items at a Google press event this week may be its new Nexus smartphones, but the company's Chromecast devices are more telling of where Google wants to go. The goal: living room domination.<p>Google has already staked out spots in your living room with its Nest thermostat, Chromecast …

Smart Homes

Try It Now

This week, credit cards with chips are to become the standard

Starting Thursday, most shoppers will no longer be swiping their new credit and debit cards into merchants' card readers to make purchases. They'll be inserting them instead — chip side first.<p>The new pieces of plastic that banks and other card issuers have been sending to customers contain a tiny …

Bobbi Kristina's cause of death known, but not yet released

ATLANTA (AP) — The cause of Bobbi Kristina Brown's death has been determined, but the medical examiner's office won't publicly unveil autopsy results because of a court order.<p>The Fulton County Medical Examiner said in a statement Sunday their office is not releasing details because of a Fulton …

Whitney Houston