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6 common battery myths you probably believe

We here at Android Authority get a lot of feedback about the devices running our favorite operating system. However, the most negative comments usually have to do with battery life. And it makes sense: there’s nothing more frustrating than having this magical powerhouse of microtechnology suddenly …

Tech Trends

North Korea Pretends to Be Abraham Lincoln in a Letter to Obama

North Korea’s rhetorical attacks on Washington are reliably colorful. The U.S. is an “imperialist” state, and Secretary of State John Kerry is a …

North Korea

Drink-drivers in Thailand to be sent to work in morgues

Government launches plan to shock repeat traffic offenders into changing their behaviour by confronting them with dead bodies<p>Drink-drivers and repeat traffic offenders in Thailand could be sent to work in hospital morgues under a new plan by the authorities to try to put a stop to carnage on the …

Can Boeing Push Out the Airbus A320 at United Airlines?

In the first three months of 2016, <b>United Continental</b> has ordered 65 737-700 jets from <b>Boeing</b> to replace 50-seat regional jets that will be retired in the next few years. According to numerous analyst reports, Boeing may have given United Continental a discount of more than 70% on these …

Aerospace

Air Force looking to replace A-10 Warthog

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A top U.S. general says the Air Force is reviewing the future of its close air-support aircraft, a role currently filled by the A-10 Warthog, which first flew in 1975.<p>"My requirements guys are in the process of building a draft-requirements document for a follow-on (close …

Military

Air France cabin crew mutiny over order to wear headscarves

Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month.<p>Female members of flight crews have been ordered to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran and unions are …

Suspected drug smugglers caught on film scaling US-Mexico border fence

A Mexican journalist captured the video when she spotted two young men with large backpacks climbing the fence in broad daylight, then backtracking<p>A Mexican journalist got some unusual footage when she spotted two suspected drug smugglers scaling a tall border fence from Mexico into the US and then …

U.S. sends 3 B-2 bombers to Asia-Pacific

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force has sent three of its B-2 stealth bombers on a deployment to Asia and Pacific, the service announced in a press release Wednesday.<p>The $1.15 billion bombers, which operate out of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, "will integrate and conduct training with ally and …

Military

Iran fires missiles emblazoned with ‘Israel must be wiped out’

TEHRAN, IRAN—Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written in Hebrew on them, a show of force …

Suspected Indiana Serial Killer Darren Vann Charged With Five More Murders

Darren Deon Vann, the suspected serial killer already charged with strangling two Indiana women, was charged Monday with murder in the deaths of five more women, according to police and court records.<p>Vann, now 45, of Gary, was arrested in October 2014 and charged with murder after the body of …

Crime

Apple Macs targeted by KeRanger ransomware for first time

Experts say some Macs may have their files encrypted on Monday if computer has been infected<p>Apple customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks have …

Idaho Pastor Shot, Critically Wounded After Delivering Prayer for Ted Cruz

The pastor of a prominent Idaho church was shot and critically wounded in the church's parking lot Sunday, a day after he delivered the invocation at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, authorities told NBC News.<p>Tim Remington, 55, senior pastor of the nondenominational …

Ted Cruz
Government

Fourteen more charged in armed 2014 standoff at Nevada ranch

(Reuters) - Fourteen more people have been charged in connection with a high-profile 2014 standoff over cattle grazing rights between armed protesters and federal agents at the Nevada ranch of Cliven Bundy, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.<p>One of the newly-charged defendants, New Hampshire …

Forests

Trump: Romney begged for my endorsement

In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party's most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, lambasted current front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the GOP.<p>"His is not the temperament of a stable, …

Powerful earthquake strikes near Indonesia

Tsunami warnings withdrawn two hours after large quake reported in Indian Ocean, 500 miles south-west of Padang<p>A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 has struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has said.<p>Indonesian and Australian authorities …

Government

100 Workers Walk Out Of Nevada Tesla Battery Plant In Protest

Over 100 construction workers at Tesla Motors’s Gigafactory east of Reno, Nevada have walked off the site in protest, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. The workers, all from the local carpenters union, are upset that the company is using out-of-state labor to build the factory where Tesla’s next-generation …

Middle East

24 photos that show the synchronized chaos of America's aircraft-carrier flight decks

During flight operations, an aircraft carrier's deck is an extremely dangerous place with expensive fighter jets and helicopters landing and taking off on a short runway. However, sailors and airmen mitigate risks by fine tuning the chaos with coordination and precision.<p>Here are 24 pictures to …

Military

Justice Thomas asks questions in court, 1st time in 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas broke 10 years of courtroom silence Monday and posed questions during a Supreme Court oral argument, provoking gasps from the audience.<p>And it wasn't just one question; it was a string of them in an exchange that lasted several minutes.<p>It was only the second …

Guns

Kids Are Facing Criminal Charges for Using Emoji

Emojis are quickly becoming the language of the Internet, but with that power comes a raft of new legal issues. Cases are beginning to emerge in …

Daylight saving time increases stroke risk, scientists find

Turning the clocks forward or back by an hour at the start and end of summer may be tied to increased risk of ischemic stroke, researchers find<p>Daylight saving time increases the risk of having a stroke by eight per cent, researchers claim.<p>Turning the clocks forward or backwards by one hour at the …