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Marijuana tech startups roll out, hit potholes

The fast-spreading, legal cannabis industry may top $10 billion by 2018, and the rush is on to populate it with the same high-quality services found elsewhere.<p>In San Francisco, leading VC-funded delivery app Eaze announced Thursday their first major new market expansion to San Jose.<p>Eaze partnered …

San Francisco

Supermodel Elle Macpherson’s Simple Beauty Philosophy Is a Game Changer

One of the first pieces of beauty wisdom that supermodel <b>Elle Macpherson</b> shares with me when we sit down for breakfast in New York yesterday is this: “We have access to all that outside grooming stuff to make ourselves look good—but unless you <i>feel</i> good, there is no point.” As she is talking, I …

Brazil's $3 Billion World Cup Stadiums Are Turning Into White Elephants 6 Months Later

Despite needing only eight venues to meet FIFA regulations, the country decided to build additional stadiums from scratch in far-flung cities that didn't need 40,000-seat soccer arenas.<p>Predictably, those stadiums have not justified the cost in the six months since the tournament ended.<p>The $230 …

Apple's OS X 10.10.2 to Fix Security Vulnerabilities Exposed by Google's Project Zero

Google's security team, Project Zero, this week disclosed to the public several security vulnerabilities in OS X, some three months after the issue were shared with Apple (via <i>Ars Technica</i>). While Apple has not commented officially on the issues, it appears one has already been patched and <i>iMore</i> …

Lebanese soldiers killed in attack near Syrian border

At least three Lebanese soldiers have been killed and seven wounded in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border, the Lebanese army has said.<p>A military official told Al Jazeera that two soldiers were also missing following the fighting, which began early on Friday morning and continued into the …

Underwater Photographer Finds Himself Engulfed by a Sperm Whale ‘Poopsplosion’

Underwater photographer Keri Wilk was swimming with sperm whales off the coast of Dominica in March 2014 when found he found himself capturing …

After King Abdullah's Death, Saudi Arabia's Line to Throne in Spotlight

With Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah in poor health before his death, royal watchers already anticipated Crown Prince Salman — his half-brother and a popular figure within the kingdom — would ascend to the throne.<p>Salman — casting aside fears of a power vacuum — ensured a seamless transition. Just …

Northeast's first significant winter storm expected

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first significant winter storm of the season is expected for the Northeast's major cities this weekend in the form of a messy …

Mother of Japanese man held by ISIS begs for mercy

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> As the deadline imposed by ISIS approached, the mother of one of two Japanese men held by the militant group begged for her son's life.<p>"To all members of ISIS, Kenji [Goto] is not the enemy of ISIS. Please release him," Junko Ishido, Goto's mother, said in a statement Thursday. "There …

Japan

King Abdullah Laid to Rest

Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

The secretive head of the agency’s National Clandestine Service is retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence …

Artists Beautify Outdoor Pianos Around the World to Bring Music to the Streets

Noticing a lack of interaction between strangers who passed each other everyday on the same streets, UK-based artist Luke Jerram was inspired to disrupt people's daily routines with spontaneous music and communication by installing outdoor pianos in public spaces. “The idea for <i>Play Me, I'm Yours</i> …

Feds: N.Y. Assembly speaker obtained $4M in graft

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on charges that he used his position as one of the state's most-powerful politicians to amass millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, federal prosecutors said.<p>Silver's remarkable fall from grace came one day …

AirAsia crash: divers enter fuselage for first time and retrieve six bodies

Authorities say the divers spotted some more bodies inside flight QZ8501, which crashed killing 162 people on 28 December<p>Indonesian divers have been able to enter the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 for the first time, retrieving six bodies.<p>The operations chief at Indonesia’s National Search and …

Why We're Not Ready to Close the Book on Kobe Bryant's Final Chapter Just Yet

The sun may be going down on Kobe Bryant’s career, but he hasn't faded out softly—his increasingly rare game appearances this season have been must-see moments, whether brilliant, ineffective or simply courageous.<p>This is how alpha dogs bow out—snarling, defiant, happy, stubborn or hurt.<p>The injured …

Someone Accidentally Knocked The Beard Off King Tut's Mask, Then Did A Terrible Glue Job

The golden funerary mask, seen Friday by AFP at the Egyptian Museum, showed the sticky aftermath of what appears to have been overzealous use of glue to fix the mask's beard in place.<p>A museum official, who spoke anonymously to avoid repercussions, told AFP the beard had fallen of accidentally when …

Family of Japanese Islamic State hostage makes last-minute plea

With Isil's deadline to kill two Japanese hostages having passed, follow updates after parents make desperate plea to hostage-takers to spare two mens' lives<p><b>• 'No message from Isil', says Tokyo</b> <b><br>• Isil 'tells Japan state TV' statement due 'soon'</b><p><i>Latest</i><p><b>13.16</b> With no updates on the Japanese hostages, we …