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Group: Officials destroying crosses, burning bibles in China

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith, according to pastors and a group that monitors religion in …

China

South Korean students accused of quick weight gain to avoid military service

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> South Korean authorities have vowed to "make an example" of 12 music students accused of conspiring to gain weight to avoid mandatory military service.<p>South Korea's Military Manpower Administration said the group had exchanged messages on KakaoTalk, a social messaging app …

South Korea

Conscientious objectors take military service fight to South Korea's top court

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Lee Haw-sook's son was growing up, she knew there was a risk he'd end up in prison.<p>Lee is one of around 100,000 Jehovah's Witnesses in South Korea. While the Christian denomination are a tiny minority in the country, they make up the majority of the thousands who have been jailed for …

South Korea

Why I stopped my son playing Fortnite – Reader’s Feature

A reader details his son’s worrying experiences with Fortnite and explains why he had to have the game taken away from him.<p>You are on a gaming news …

How to Get Rid of a Lower-Abdominal Pooch for Good

No magic pill or diet will erase belly fat; to eliminate your lower-abdominal pouch, you must make lifestyle changes. You must change your diet and …

12 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip

Ready, set, bookmark! To make your trips as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, we've rounded up the best tech travel hacks on the web — from how to pack properly to how to share photos once you've returned, you'll find it all right here. How did we ever travel without them before?<p>When you're on …

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in New Orleans

By Nevin Martell<p>Everybody in New Orleans has an opinion about where you should eat. Ask a dozen locals and you are likely to get a dozen different answers. Mention where you just had a great experience and they’ll probably say, “Well, that’s pretty good, but you really should have gone to . . .” …

Hold Your Nintendo Switch at Any Angle With This $7 Stand

Best Gaming DealsThe best deals on games, consoles, and gaming accessories from around the web, updated daily.<p>The Nintendo Switch’s flimsy kickstand …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

The Best Po'Boys in New Orleans

When we say eating a real-deal po’boy is a nothing less than a Southern rite of passage, we mean it. Because there are few moments in life quite like …

Delta Air Lines sends its last Boeing 747 to Arizona 'boneyard'

ABOARD DELTA FLIGHT 9771 FROM ATLANTA — Passengers wrote on the cabin walls. There was free champagne for all onboard. And there was a wedding in economy class.<p>Delta Flight 9771 was anything but ordinary, and that was by design.<p>The Wednesday flight from the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta to a …

10 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Nintendo Switch

Hey, congrats on getting a Nintendo Switch! It’s fun to see Nintendo back on its game. Hopefully, you’re already playing <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath</i> …

Ted Cruz tries to take down Mark Hamill on Twitter, fails spectacularly

Ted Cruz just squared off with a Jedi master, and ultimately, he came up painfully short. Perhaps trying to cash in on all the excitement and …

Mark Hamill

Nintendo eShop deals go beyond Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Save on digital games through Dec. 11<p>Nintendo is having a sale on the eShop, marking down games for Nintendo Switch, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. And while some of the deals on games for Nintendo systems are better if you buy them from a brick and mortar store, you really can’t put a price on not having …

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent …

Watchdog app reveals list of absurd teen texting codes

Is this what the kids are doing these days?<p>Teen/parent watchdog app Bark.us released a list of abbreviations and acronyms it has gathered that are popular among teens. No surprise, most of them are about naughty things like sex and drugs. It’s not exactly new — I’ve seen similar versions of the …

Text Messaging

Black Friday 2017, powered by Thrifter!

Black Friday is right around the corner and trying to get prepared for it can be overwhelming — and that's where Thrifter steps in. We will be …

Discounted Apple Watches will be available to millions of life insurance customers

John Hancock, one of the largest life insurance providers, is partnering with Apple to offer all of its new and existing members a steeply discounted Apple Watch.<p>Any of its 10 million policyholders who sign up with the Vitality program, which offers perks and rewards to people who live healthy …

Apple Watch

SNES-themed New 3DS XL is a thing of beauty, comes with ‘Super Mario Kart’

The SNES Classic Edition is nearly impossible to find on store shelves, but if you’ve been wanting to get your hands on a piece of Nintendo …

Mario Kart

Roundup: Here's What People Are Saying About Barbie's Diversity Makeover

Last week, Mattel announced that Barbie is getting a makeover. A whole bunch of them, in fact. Now, 33 new Barbie dolls are available for purchase through the website, in three new body types — petite, tall and curvy — and seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 14 "face sculpts." We rounded up some …

The people who still compete in Super Mario Kart, 25 years later

They don’t need the SNES Classic. They’re still playing the original<p>Here are three reasons Sami Cetin, 35, is still playing Nintendo's 1992 racer <i>Super Mario Kart</i> competitively. The lack of boost mushrooms in the solo Time Trial mode limits the number of game-breaking skips available on each course. …

WaterField's Multiplayer Pro: The Perfect Bag for the Nintendo Switch (And Much More!)

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>When I first opened my Multiplayer Pro case from San Francisco’s famed WaterField Designs, I was nothing short of awestruck. …

'Super Mario Run' update breathes life into Nintendo's mobile plans

Will the September 29th update be enough to keep the game relevant?<p>You'd be forgiven for wondering what was happening with <i>Super Mario Run</i>. After a flurry of activity in its first few months, things have mostly quieted down. However, Nintendo is about to spark a bit of life into its signature mobile …

Angry Birds

Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?'

It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey town would forget.<p>Early one Monday morning, police and FBI agents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the …

PELDA Pro Nintendo Switch Battery Case with HDMI (video)

Nintendo Switch players that are looking for a rechargeable battery case equipped with HDMI may be interested in the new accessory called the PELDA …

PLAY & WIN in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe "KFAN Pepsi Zero Sugar Cup"

Jul 14, 2017<p>Thanks to our friends with Pepsi Zero, the <b>"KFAN Pepsi Zero Sugar Cup"</b> Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament is here! You could win a Power Trip …

Mario Kart

8 simple ways to save money

Sometimes the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started. It can be difficult to figure out simple ways to save money and how to use …

GameStop's "Game Days" 4th of July Sale Includes Bunch of $20 AAAs

GameStop’s “Game Days” 4th of July Sale Includes Bunch of $20 AAAs<p>/ July 4, 2017 at 7:14 AM / Deals, Gaming<p>The big claim GameStop’s brand new “Game …