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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

US flies roughly 85 percent of airstrikes against Islamic State, in complex mix of tactics, politics

The United States is conducting roughly 85 percent of the multi-national air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to the most recent Pentagon report.<p>U.S. fighter planes and drones have conducted 819 strikes, compared to 157 from the 10 other countries, states the detailed …

National Geographic Travel

Lord Coe to stand for presidency of IAAF next year

• 2102 Olympic chief set to face Sergey Bubka in vote • Lamine Diack, IAAF president since 1999, to stand down<p>Lord Coe, the double Olympic gold medallist who chaired the London 2012 organising committee, is to stand for the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) …

What people in each state are most thankful for, in one map

What are you thankful for this year?<p>The data team at Facebook analyzed the posts of English speakers in the United States, and they created a map of …

Kansas City

Some immigrants helped by Obama's executive action could get retirement benefits | Fox News

Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.<p>Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared …

The climate deal that almost wasn’t

After months of work, a mad scramble to get China to reduce pollution.<p>A day before President Barack Obama departed for Beijing last weekend, the main attraction of his trip still wasn’t ready.<p>Top administration officials had worked secretly for months to nail down a major climate change deal with …

Gear of the Year 2014

Top Gear Innovations for Fall and Winter The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means embracing …

3 Tips to Take Better Landscape Photos Regardless of the Weather

Photographers are a special type of people that usually pay a lot of attention to detail. They’re also known to be patient and perseverant. However, …

NYC Ferguson protesters rally at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Protesters demonstrating against the Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson tried to disrupt the Macy's …

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Justice

"Even obsolescence is worthy of incredible expense"

<b>Opinion:</b> mobile products have a short lifespan, but Apple has invested heavily in turning them into desirable design objects. For some "luxury" …

Turkeys flown to US troops stationed overseas, while America celebrates Thanksgiving

U.S. troops in Afghanistan enjoyed feasts of turkey and stuffing Thursday on what will be the last Thanksgiving in the combat zone for many service members, while Americans at home reveled in the holiday at New York’s Macy’s parade.<p>Thousands of turkeys were flown by the U.S military to service …