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One publisher dumped Amazon and had its best revenue year ever

Amazon has been in a heated battle with the publisher Hachette for a few months now, and the general consensus is that Amazon has very little to lose while Hachette has a quite a bit to lose — a relationship with the biggest seller of books, to be specific. Modern life without Amazon has always …

Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding …

Ferguson Wrestles With What to Do Next

The funeral was choreographed to the smallest detail, from the celebrities sprinkled through the church to the Cardinals cap laid atop the …

Dropbox Pro Gives Subscribers 1TB of Storage as Cloud Wars Heat Up

The cloud wars just got even more serious. Dropbox on Wednesday announced big changes to its Dropbox Pro offering, including more storage space and …

Instagram's New App Will Change the Way You Experience Fashion Week

From the editors of ELLE.com, this new app is an Instagram game-changer<p>Just in time for Fashion Week, Instagram has released a new app that will make your videos look cooler and way more professional. This morning, the photo sharing giant debuted Hyperlapse, a stand-alone app that allows users to …

3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

GASTON, Ore. (AP) — It was supposed to be a pleasant lakeside picnic for a 42-year-old mother, her 25-year-old daughter, teenage son and 3-year-old …

Douglas McAuthur McCain: From American kid to jihadi in Syria

He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi-fighting terrorist in Syria -- and then died there.<p>Exactly what spurred Douglas McAuthur McCain's metamorphosis remains murky. But while his radicalization and death have stunned loved ones back home, his actions abroad have …

The Week in Review: Ferguson Aftermath

Unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9 in Ferguson, MO. His death transformed the small city into an …

Apple’s iPad business at-a-glance as CEO Tim Cook plots breaking out of “speedbump” slump

Tim Cook hinted at significant developments to the iPad line in describing the recent 16 percent drop in year-on-year sales yesterday as “a speedbump” in an interview with <i>Re/code</i>.<p>“We couldn’t be happier with how we’ve done with the first four years of the iPad. I’d call what’s going on recently a …

How An Emmy Statuette Is Made

Last year, the organization behind the Emmys gave the brand a facelift. But the Emmy statuette itself? Like the Oscar, it’s meant to be timeless. The manufacturing process is explained in this video posted by the Television Academy.<p>To construct the hundreds of statuettes of atom-hefting angels …

Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

Every smart phone has a secondary OS, which can be hijacked by high-tech hackers<p>Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy …

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What Could Cause A Nationwide Internet Outage?

Such as the Time Warner outage this morning<p>If you looked at the news or Twitter this morning -- or perhaps you couldn't, because your Internet was malfunctioning -- you might have heard: Time Warner suffered a major outage in its Internet service at about 4:30 a.m. Eastern. The outage, affecting …

Arizona gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by nine-year-old girl with Uzi

A firearms instructor has died after he was shot by a nine-year-old girl when she fired an Uzi at a shooting range in the Arizona desert.<p>Mohave County sheriff’s officials said 39-year-old Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died at the hospital on Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop …

Obama nominated for an Emmy -- yes, really

President Obama and HealthCare.gov are in the running for an Emmy this awards season.<p>Obama’s satirical interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web series “Between Two Ferns” was nominated Thursday for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment category.<p>The clip …

Emmys Will Honor Robin Williams With Primetime Tribute

Producers of the Primetime Emmy Awards are making plans to pay tribute to Robin Williams, who died Monday, during their August 25th telecast. “Plans …

Emmys to Honor Robin Williams

Robin Williams will definitely have a place at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards.<p>The executive producer of the ceremony that will air Aug. 25 on NBC …

Explosives similar to those used in London bombings found at Brisbane home

Police are refusing to comment on reports that Sydney’s busy Central railway station was a possible target for explosive chemicals found stockpiled at a Brisbane house.<p>Nine News says police are investigating whether the railway station and another location in Newcastle, north of Sydney, might have …

National Guard is in Ferguson, where peaceful protests are underway

Although the Missouri National Guard was deployed and a curfew was lifted Monday, what began as a peaceful demonstration turned restive after dark, as this racially polarized St. Louis suburb hunkered down for another night of painful protests stemming from the police killing of Michael Brown.<p>About …

Australia going to 'unthinkable' lengths to return Syria detainees, emails show

The lengths to which the Australian immigration department has gone to facilitate the repatriation of traumatised Syrian asylum seekers detained in offshore detention centres has been extensively revealed in departmental emails obtained under freedom of information laws.<p>Human rights experts have …

Michael Brown Case: Arrests Resume in Ferguson as Curfew Lifted

Authorities donned helmets and shields again Monday in preparation for what could be another night of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where more arrests were made amid protests of the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.<p>Law enforcement officers were intent on not allowing people to …

In Acting And In Life, Lauren Bacall 'Loved The Idea Of Adventure'

With her chin down and her eyes up, Lauren Bacall's trademark, sultry <i>look</i> enchanted audiences — and also fellow co-stars, most notably her future husband, Humphrey Bogart. But that powerful glance was actually a technique that 19-year-old Bacall employed to keep herself from shaking with …

Obama: U.S. helps recapture Iraqi dam

Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Mosul Dam in Iraq’s north with the help of increased American airstrikes, President Barack Obama said on Monday.<p>Obama told reporters at the White House that the prospect of a breach in the dam was potentially so “catastrophic” that the U.S. had no choice but to …

Threat Level of Iceland Volcano Raised

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 19</b><p>In 2010, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland erupted, costing airlines billions of dollars in canceled flights. Now, …

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

Robin Williams

Some MH17 Victims Won't Return to Malaysia for 'Weeks or Months'

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - It might take "weeks or months" before the remains of Malaysian nationals who died in the attack on Flight MH17 are returned home, the country's leader said Thursday.<p>Prime Minister Najib Razak warned a "very painstaking process" loomed. Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, …

700 Dead or Missing This Year in Plane Tragedies

The numbers are stark, and chilling.<p>Four commercial planes have crashed or disappeared in just four months this year and, perhaps more startlingly, …

She faced death in Sudan for her Christian faith. Now she's free.

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.<p>Ibrahim "will remain in Italy for a short time and then will travel on to the United States," the ministry said.<p>Sudanese authorities …

Official: No survivors found amid wreckage of Air Algerie plane in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed early Thursday has been found in the northern Mali desert, officials in Burkina Faso, where the plane took off, said on state-owned RTB television.<p>No survivors were found, according to Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere.<p>Flight 5017 was carrying at …

Air Algérie flight AH5017 wreckage 'found in Mali'

The wreckage of Air Algérie flight AH5017 from Burkina Faso to Algeria, which disappeared from radar with 116 people on board, has been discovered in Tilemsi, Mali, it was claimed on Thursday. However, searches were later said to be continuing.<p>The French media is quoting Zoheir Houaoui of Air …

French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane

ALGIERS (Reuters) - French warplanes and U.N. helicopters scoured the north of Mali on Thursday for the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed carrying 110 passengers, nearly half of them French, from Burkina Faso to Algiers.<p>French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said authorities …