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New $360 million Navy ship breaks down

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the Navy's newest ships had to be towed more than 40 miles to port after it broke down Friday less than a month after it was commissioned into service.<p>The littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee, which boasts a $360 million price tag, broke down Thursday evening, days after the ship's …

Masterpieces Turned into 3D Printed Sculptures for Blind and Visually Impaired People to Enjoy

When admiring an artistic masterpiece, we often think about the artist behind the work, the medium itself, and perhaps the inspiration behind the work. What we don't typically consider is that we're fortunate enough to actually see what's before us. “There are many people in the world who have …

11 Spiced Cocktails To Choose From For Your Holiday Party

<i>The holidays are all about celebratory moments, so we paired up with Simply Organic to find recipes you'll want to share with friends (and make again and again).</i><p><b>A list, in no particular order, of what we like from a winter cocktail: spiced, citrusy, maybe creamy, and if not warm, then warming.</b> No, …

Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548 million in settlement

Samsung has been fighting Apple in court for years, but it sounds like it's getting near to letting it all go. The South Korean electronics maker has agreed to pay Cupertino $548 million -- or a little over half the original $1 billion amount the court wanted it to pay -- as soon as December 14th …

Patents

Porsche Is Charging Ahead With Mission E 'Tesla Killer' Electric Car

Even Porsche is gunning for Tesla Motors these days. After floating the Mission E pure electric concept in September, Porsche is going ahead with production of the vehicle.<p>“The first 100% electrically powered Porsche is on its way. It will be launched at the end of the decade,” Porsche said Friday …

Electric Vehicles

Classic PlayStation 2 games ready to run on the PlayStation 4

Been waiting to play some of your favorite classic Sony PlayStation 2 games on your PS4 console? Well, now you can, for a price.<p>PS4 owners will be able to download and play PS2 games via the PlayStation Store in the Americas and Europe, Sony said in a press release Friday.<p>The Japanese electronics …

Grand Theft Auto

Get a kick out of these sneakers with customizable digital displays

In 1986, Run-D.M.C. released the song "My Adidas," dedicated to their unlaced white shell-toe sneakers and arguably setting in motion a sneaker …

eReaders

On guns, push for executive action hits resistance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Facing dwindling odds of successful gun control legislation before President Barack Obama leaves office, the White House is exploring executive action that would expand background checks on gun sales, officials say, though legal and administrative complications have proven …

Fitbit CEO: Here's What's Coming Next

Fitbit’s fitness trackers already gather tons of information about users’ activity. Depending on the device, they know how many steps they’ve taken, …

Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which test subjects were shown strings of letters and asked to distinguish real …

University of Alberta

Solar-powered theme park uses the sun and people to run its rides

This is GreenWood Forest Park in Wales. It’s powered by solar energy and people. The eco-friendly park generates its own energy and claims to be the …

Ghostly ships filled with bodies arrive on Japan's shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan's shores.<p>Over the past two months, at least 12 wooden boats have been found adrift or on the coast, carrying chilling cargo -- the decaying bodies of 22 people, police and Japan's coast guard said.<p>All the bodies were "partially skeletonized" -- …

North Korea

Turkey warns Russia not to 'play with fire' over downed jet

<b>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia's President Vladimir Putin not to "play with fire" over his country's downing of a Russian jet.</b><p>Mr Erdogan also said he wanted to meet Mr Putin "face-to-face" at climate talks in Paris to resolve the issue.<p>Mr Putin wants an apology from Turkey …

Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major …

International bomb plotter jailed for 40 years in US

<b>A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been sentenced to 40 years in jail for plotting attacks in several countries.</b><p>Abid Naseer, 29, was sentenced by a federal judge in New York.<p>US authorities said he had been part of a plot to attack Manchester, New York City and Copenhagen.<p>In March, …

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Putin warns of 'serious consequences' | Reuters

ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin said the …

NFL Week 10 in Pictures

Anonymous Launches 'Biggest Operation' Against ISIS in Response to Paris Attacks

Responding to the Paris attacks, hacker collective Anonymous has declared war against ISIS by launching what they call their “biggest operation” …

Afghan hospital attack: U.S. strike was precise, Doctors Without Borders says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last month's U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders medical compound in Afghanistan appeared precisely focused on the main hospital building, the charity said in its internal review of the strike released Thursday, noting that the building's GPS coordinates had been provided earlier to …

Analysis published under the Lancet banner involved more than 68,000 people and finds that sugar was used to bulk up ‘low-fat’ foods<p>Low-fat diets are not as effective as low carbohydrate or Mediterranean diets for losing weight, according to a major new study, but it also concludes that no diets …

Nutrition

23 Blackberry Recipes to Convince You It's the King of Berries

All of our best recipes that feature show-stopping blackberries.<p><b>These gorgeous berries of dark red or black—perfect for desserts</b>, salads, syrups, even cocktails—are stunning show-stoppers as either a main ingredient or simple garnish. They're also a "superfood" packed with nutrients. Despite their …

Ice Cream

2015 might have seen hottest summer in 4,000 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you still wearing shorts and T-shirts? If you say yes, there's a good reason.<p>Planet Earth has definitely experienced its hottest summer since detailed records have been kept, and according to scientists, it might have been the hottest in more than 4,000 years.<p>The meteorological summer …

El Chapo is on the run and broke his leg

A Mexican official told CNN that the world's most wanted drug lord, Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, broke his leg and injured his face while escaping from authorities in the mountains of Sinaloa state.<p>Four months after his brazen escape from a maximum-security prison, Mexican marines …

NASA will show the world new 'blue marble' photos of Earth every day

Photos of Earth against the blackness of space can help change a person's perspective about our small, blue marble of a planet. Such photos have …

Al Gore

Joe Biden camp to allies: Be ready

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vice President Joe Biden has personally made a series of calls this week to Democratic strategists from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, asking a final round of detailed questions about how -- not whether -- to launch a 2016 presidential campaign.<p>People familiar with the …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

University of California

North Korea stages massive military parade, says ready to defend itself against U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Presiding over a massive military parade in the nation's capital, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country was "fully ready" to defend itself against any U.S. threat.<p>In a carefully choreographed show of strength and celebration to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' …