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White House spokesman on Texas governor's military drills: 'I have no idea what he's thinking'

"I have no idea what he's thinking," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a news conference. The eight-week training known as "Jade Helm 15" is a multi-state exercise with members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.<p>"The thing that I can say without having a lot of detailed knowledge …

Government

Magical Fabric Could Let You Change Clothes Instantly

What would you do with this magic fabric that can change shape at will?<p>You can knot a scarf a dozen different ways. But for the most part, once you sew a textile into a piece of apparel, or upholster it around a piece of furniture, you can’t change the style much.<p>Not so with the Magnetic Fabrics, …

Iranian Ships Turn Back From Yemen After Standoff

Senior defense officials tell NBC News that an Iranian convoy, believed to be carrying weapons destined for the Houthi rebels in Yemen, turned around and is headed north away from that country and toward Iran.<p>A potential showdown took shape Monday when American ships arrived in the Arabian Sea that …

Middle East

Microsoft Office reaches 100 million downloads on iOS and Android

Microsoft first launched Office on iPhone back in June 2013, but it required a subscription and interest was relatively low as a result. Just months after launching an iPad version last year, Microsoft made Office free on Android and iOS, boosting downloads of the software. During Microsoft’s …

Iran’s leaders react to the nation’s massive environmental challenge

Dramatic change is required in both public perceptions and the way in which government manages the environment<p>In 2013, Issa Kalantari, a former agriculture minister, claimed Iran was becoming uninhabitable. The threat, he said, was “more dangerous” than Israel or the United States.<p>Since then, a …