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Apple added $50 billion to its market cap overnight after crushing earnings

Tim Cook must be smiling right now.<p>Apple stock surged nearly 8% in early trading Wednesday to just under $118 a share, on a split-adjusted basis, …

Drone maker DJI will disable its units over Washington, DC, after White House crash

Rookie pilots will get a little extra help determining what's a no-fly zone<p>Following the crash of one of its Phantom drones at the White House on Monday and a response from President Obama that more regulation of drones was needed, Chinese drone maker DJI will reportedly be disabling its units from …

Brand new, stick-shift Pagani Zonda sneers at flappy-paddle hybrids

Pagani said it would stop building the Zonda forever. But if you've got money...<p>The Pagani Zonda was in many ways the final incarnation of the traditional hairy-chested supercar. With its honking, naturally-aspirated Mercedes V12 and none of the hybrid tech of today's billionaire playthings, it was …

Amazon Prime Membership Should Come With a Warning

And the warning is: After paying $99 for your subscription, you're going to spend a ton of money at Amazon.com.<p>Amazon rarely releases sales data to …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un looks set to visit Russia in May

After three years in power, North Korean leader<p>Kim Jong Unlooks set to make his first trip abroad in May.<p>On Wednesday, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that Kim had accepted an invitation from Russia to attend a ceremony in Moscow to mark the Soviet Union's victory over Germany in World …

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Inside a Ford Escort RS Cosworth on a hillclimb run

Strap in with Croatian driver Sinisa Krainc as he throws down a record time.<p>The venue is the 2014 Skradin Hill Climb, named for the Croatian town that hosts it. The man at the wheel is Sinisa Krainc, a fixture on the local motorsports scene.<p>The car? It's Krainc's Ford Escort RS Cosworth, a …

Direct Hit: Coastal Town of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Cleans Up After Blizzard Battering

MARSHFIELD, Massachusetts — Upbeat and armed with shovels, people in this coastal town set out Wednesday to clear damage from the blizzard — a devastating direct hit that shattered a seawall, ripped decks clear off houses and encrusted chain-link fences with ice.<p>"It was pretty violent," Joe …