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Samsung's latest smartphone can't connect to the internet. Like, at all.

Well, here's something you don't see announced often (or ever, for that matter): A smartphone that can't connect to the Internet.<p>That's right, …

Phones

Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man

DETROIT (AP) — A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy.<p>Jeffery Zeigler, a retired …

Crime

Take a Tour of the Biggest Cruise Ship in the World

Royal Caribbean is rolling out the largest ever cruise ship tomorrow. Not only is it the largest cruise-liner, but it’s also actually the biggest …

Royal Caribbean

Spanish circus truck tips over, kills 1 elephant, injures 4

MADRID (AP) — An elephant died and four more are being treated for injuries after a circus truck accident on a major Spanish highway that provoked an outcry among animal rights defenders.<p>The truck overturned on Monday on the highway linking Albacete with Murcia, in the south of the country, after …

Latin America

Synthetic marijuana leaves two dead and dozens with severe bleeding

Health officials in Illinois are warning people about mock marijuana that is spreading across Chicago and the central part of the state, causing severe bleeding among users and, in some cases, death.<p>Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 or Spice, has been linked to 56 cases in which people in …

Cannabis

Kim Jong-un Met With Xi Jinping in Secret Beijing Visit

BEIJING — North Korea’s enigmatic young leader, Kim Jong-un, made an unannounced visit to Beijing, meeting with President Xi Jinping weeks before planned summit meetings with American and South Korean leaders, Chinese and North Korean state news media reported on Wednesday.<p>The visit amounted to Mr. …

North Korea

At least 49 dead in Nepal after plane crashes on landing, officials say

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A survivor of a plane crash near Kathmandu’s international airport said Monday that the US-Bangla Airlines plane began “behaving strangely” on descent before it crash-landed, killing at least 49 people.<p>Basanta Bohara, a Nepali tour operator, said the nearly two-hour flight from …

Airplanes

10 cool things to do in Amsterdam at night

1. PLAY IT BY EAR WITH VAN GOGH<p>The Van Gogh Museum is one of the busiest attractions in Amsterdam, for obvious reasons, but on certain Friday …

Jennifer Lawrence on Why She Bared All for 'Red Sparrow' After Nude Photo Hack: 'I Felt Empowered'

Actress says she was reluctant to take on movie role after 2014 nude photo leak<p>Jennifer Lawrence says the requirement for nudity in her upcoming film …

Apple devices at repair facility have called 911 over 1,500 times

The company is working with local police to fix the problem<p>Apple is working with local police to remedy a surge in unintentional emergency calls to 911 that are originating from the company’s distribution and repair center in Elk Grove, California. The influx of calls has been ongoing for months, …

Repairs

Would You Trust Your Life to a Robot? Pilotless Planes Are on the Horizon

2017 looked like the safest year ever but a near-catastrophe suggests that the time is fast coming when robots will be a safer pair of hands in the …

Israeli fighter jet shot down in Syria while it struck Iranian targets in the region, military says

An Israeli fighter jet was shot down by anti-aircraft fire in Syria while it was striking Iranian military facilities in the country, the Israeli …

This is the first thing flight attendants notice about you

While it may seem flight attendants are there to greet you as you board the plane and offer assistance with luggage, they're there for a much stricter purpose: To check you (and all the other passengers) out.<p>They're by the plane door, smiling and waving, while simultaneously making notes on all the …

AOL

Amazon doesn’t care if you accidentally shoplift from its cashier-less store

Amazon has a high level of trust in its unique instant checkout system<p>Amazon Go, the e-commerce giant’s new cashier-less grocery store in downtown Seattle, opened today to a mix of general curiosity and incredulity. How can a store function without cashiers? How do you pay, and how does the …

Amazon Go

A space station is falling to Earth. Here's where it could land.

Experts say there's no need to panic.<p><i>Editor's Note: This story has been updated with the latest estimate for when the space station could fall.</i><p>A defunct Chinese space station is expected to plunge to Earth from its orbital perch in early April.<p>The Tiangong-1 station will mostly burn up as it …

Space Exploration

Scientists Just Recalibrated Our Future Climate Scenarios And We Need to Pay Attention

They've narrowed it down.<p>Climate scientists on Wednesday suggested that they may be able to rule out some of the most dire scenarios of what would …

Climate Change

Google will penalize websites that load slowly on phones

People like fast-loading sites, Google says, so slow ones will have a harder time with prominence in search results.<p>Want people with phones to find your website? Better make sure it loads fast, because otherwise Google will punish you in its search results.<p>Google long has given fast-loading web …

SEO

The Gaming Site Discord Is the New Front of Revenge Porn

On the Discord messaging platform, users are openly trading their swiped images of women, and one activist says entire chat rooms are dedicated to …

Internet

Apple Just Handed Employees the Biggest Tax Bill-Related Bonus So Far

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is giving many employees a bonus of $2,500 worth of restricted stock units, rounding out a series of investment announcements made …

Investing

Lucasfilm releases plot synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story

“You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?”<p>Those words from Han Solo in 1977’s original <i>Star Wars</i> could easily be the tagline for the new …

Lyft Concierge, its ride-booking service for businesses, opens to all

Lyft today announced it’s expanding its Concierge program – the service that allows organizations to schedule rides for other people – to more business customers. First announced in 2016, the service was originally designed to help patients get to medical appointments, particularly in areas where …

Hospitality

Google Home or Chromecast might be crashing your Wi-Fi

If your Wi-Fi isn't working like it should, Google Home or Chromecast may be affecting it. Here's what you can do right now.<p>If your Wi-Fi at home has been acting up lately, your Google Home ($129.00 at Walmart) speaker or Chromecast ($35.00 at Dell Home) might be the culprit. On Jan. 13, Android …

Wi-Fi

25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2018

From a doc on Joan Jett to corporate satires, gritty indies and a psycho Nic Cage – our picks for this year's must-see Sundance titles<p>Back in 1978 – …

Plane headed cross-country struck by de-icing truck before takeoff

An Alaska Airlines plane bound for Portland, Oregon from Boston's Logan International Airport collided with a de-icing vehicle before takeoff Monday …

Alaska Airlines

Torrential rain in Perth from ex-Cyclone Joyce forces planes to abort landings at Perth Airport

Hundreds of airline passengers endured nervous moments on Monday as planes bound for Perth were forced to abort landings at the city's airport as an …

Weather
Engines

Turkish plane skids off runway and gets stuck on cliff edge

Dramatic images showed the white aircraft left dangling precariously on the muddy cliff face against the backdrop of the crystal clear blue waters of …

A Passenger Plane Slid Off The Runway And The Pictures Are Unbelievable

None of the 162 passengers or six crew members on board the Pegasus Airlines plane were injured.

Peeping inside Paris's new nudist restaurant

O’Naturel is a nudist restaurant in Paris. The New Yorker's Henry Alford had a bite and an eyeful:<p>The visitor now faced two challenges. First: Could …

France

How to Shop in 2018, According to Your Horoscope

“New Year, new me.” Every January, in pursuit of this goal, we embrace all sorts of less-than-scientific advice, such as the power of healing crystals and the wisdom of star charts. It’s one time of year when we’re inclined to give into our New Age impulses—so why not use horoscopes as a fresh way …