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Adobe is renaming its Flash animation tool for 2016

In the wake of major backlash to its Flash interactive media format, Adobe is rebranding the authoring tool as Animate CC. The company will launch the latest version early next year.<p>As part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of software, Animate will allow you to import and use photos, vector graphics …

Apple rolls out Personal Pickup to six more European countries as of today

Apple’s Personal Pickup service – where you place your order online but can pick it up from a local Apple Store as early as an hour later – just hit six more European countries today: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.<p>Long limited to the U.S. only, it made its way to …

Rudder problem, pilot actions led to AirAsia crash that killed 162

The pilots' failure to correctly respond to a recurring rudder problem led to the crash of an AirAsia commercial jet into the Java Sea a year ago, killing all 162 aboard, Indonesian safety officials said Tuesday.<p>AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared from radar screens Dec. 28 about 40 minutes out of …

Latest developments in Paris attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[BREAKING NEWS 11:34 P.M. ET]</b><p>Police officers have been shot and wounded during a raid seeking one of the suspects in the Paris terrorist attacks, CNN affiliate BFMTV reports.<p>The report comes shortly after witnesses reported heavy gunfire and roads blocked by police in the northern Paris …

Soccer Stadium in Germany Evacuated Over 'Concrete' Bomb Threat

A friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands was canceled on Tuesday after a bomb threat because police had “concrete information” …

Israeli Troops Kill 2 Palestinians in refugee camp

Israeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians in the West bank on Monday, and three wounded at a Palestinian refugee camp near Jerusalem early Monday, a Palestinian health official said.<p>According to Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Mohammed Awawdeh, a 21-year-old and a 28-year-old were …

Shootings in Burundi capital kill four, mayor says survives gun attack | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - At least four people died in shootings and explosions in various neighborhoods in Burundi’s capital on Sunday, while the government-supporting mayor’s house was attacked during a night of violence, witnesses and local administration said.<p>Burundi has been shaken by months of …

Egypt antiquities officials scoff at Carson pyramid claims

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities officials on Monday scoffed at claims by Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson that Egypt's ancient pyramids …

Minneapolis mayor seeks federal investigation into shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis on Monday asked for a federal civil rights investigation into the weekend shooting of a black man by a …

Pentagon transfers 5 Yemenis being held at Guantanamo Bay to UAE

The Pentagon transferred five Yemeni detainees who had been held for more than a decade at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United Arab Emirates, U.S. officials announced Sunday.<p>The men, all of whom were once suspected of having ties to al-­Qaeda, arrived in the UAE on Saturday, officials …

Russia's Putin says offers Ukraine better terms to restructure debt | Reuters

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Russia had made a surprise offer to restructure Ukraine’s debt, telling Kiev it would accept an annual debt repayment of $1 billion over three years if the West provided guarantees.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs the …

Palestinian kills 2 Israelis; 2 Palestinians die in clashes

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman ambushed an Israeli family in the West Bank on Friday, killing a father and his son, while clashes with Israeli …

Turkey: Soldiers kill 4 suspected militants day before G-20

ISTANBUL — Turkish soldiers killed four people suspected of being Islamic State militants Saturday, and authorities detained 11 demonstrators a day before the two-day Group of 20 summit.<p>The state-run Anadolu Agency said that two cars thought to be carrying Islamic State militants approached an …

Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking non-members

A Belgian court on Monday gave Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking internet users who do not have accounts with the social network or risk fines of up to €250,000 a day.<p>Facebook said it would appeal against the order, which followed a case lodged by Belgium’s privacy watchdog in June saying the US …

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi vows to call shots after election landslide | Reuters

YANGON/MANDALAY, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi made it clear on Tuesday that she was ready to defy the powerful military’s attempts to clip her wings, as fresh results from Sunday’s historic election showed her party heading for a resounding win.<p>As vote tallies …