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A-Rod passes Willie Mays for 4th on HR list with No. 661

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for fourth place on the career homer list, connecting for No. 661 Thursday night an at-bat after he …

Willie Mays

Watch Live: NBC 5 News

NBCChicago.com strives to bring you up-to-date video during breaking news situations.<p>We've turned on our livestreaming player so that you can follow …

Livestreaming

Here's Why Uber Would Spend $3 Billion on Maps

Anne-Christine Poujoulat—AFP/Getty Images<p>Guillaume de Senneville—Demotix/Corbis<p>Sean Gallup—Getty Images<p>Paul White—AP<p>Thomas Peter—Reuters<p>Josep …

ISIS activity prompts threat level increase at bases

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Security conditions at U.S. military bases have been increased over growing concerns about terror threats, officials said Friday.<p>A U.S. official confirmed to CNN that U.S. military bases are now at "Force Protection Bravo," which is defined by the Pentagon as an "increased and …

Terrorism

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Georgia sheriff retains support after shooting woman

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff charged in the shooting of a real estate agent is retaining support in a county that also voted him back into …

Gwinnett County

Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers …

Justice

Cat gadgets turn your gato into a geek (pictures)

Pets

Toyota Announces Autos 'Fueled By Everything'

It is only fitting that as a part of Earth Day, we bear witness to a true breakthrough in automobile fuel consumption. Toyota has been investigating hydrogen-powered fuel cells for quite a while.<p>Which is smart.<p>Reason? Hydrogen is the most common form of energy on the planet. Liquid hydrogen has …

Alternative Fuel

Machu Picchu

<b>Site</b>: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu <b><br>Location</b>: Peru <b><br>Year Designated</b>: 1983 <b><br>Category</b>: Cultural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (i)(iii)(vii)(ix) <b><br>Reason</b>: Machu Picchu is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.<p>* * *<p>Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its power and …

South America

Fly Through Deep Space in This Hubble Simulation

Hubble

Jay Z Defends Tidal After the New Service Is Slammed in the Press: 'We Are Human'

Jay Z doesn’t Tweet that much. So Sunday afternoon, when he announced “Stream of consciousness coming,” it was immediately obvious Jay had something …

Jack White

Associated Press News

Report: Only 22 percent of Apple Watches delivered on first weekend

After years of hoping that Apple would make a smartwatch, after months of anticipation following the Apple Watch unveiling, after weeks waiting for preorders to begin, you stayed up all night to be among the first to order the company’s latest wonder gadget.<p>Alas, whatever initial rush you felt when …

Smartwatches

Nepal earthquake death toll tops 3,700

Terrifying aftershocks continued to roil Nepal on Sunday, sending people screaming into the driving rain and complicating efforts to rescue survivors after a massive earthquake killed more than 3,700 people in the impoverished mountain nation and surrounding countries.<p>In Katmandu, Nepal's capital, …

Natural Disasters

Kim Kardashian Brings Lunch to Bruce Jenner Following His Gender Transition Reveal

As Bruce Jenner revealed in his bombshell interview with Diane Sawyer, Kim Kardashian West has been the most supportive about his gender …

Kim Kardashian

Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones

Former handset giant calls reports it will rejoin the smartphone sector in 2016 "false."<p>Nokia Technologies said Sunday it has no plans to resume smartphone manufacturing, denying recent reports it would return to a business it famously abandoned not so long ago.<p>"Nokia notes recent news reports …

Mobile

China deploys troops and fighter jets in response to unauthorised flight

China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported on Thursday.<p>Three men were being prosecuted over the incident, the China Daily said.<p>It cited prosecutors as …