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ZTE's new supersized phone packs a two-day battery and a low price

If you like the prospect of a giant smartphone but find even LG's G Vista too rich for your blood, ZTE might have something that's more up your alley. It just unveiled the ZMAX, a 5.7-inch device that hopefully <i>won't</i> crush your bank account. The 720p screen, quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 16GB of …

Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

BANGKOK (AP) — Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two …

House GOP pushes vs. IRS

WASHINGTON — The House passed three bills Tuesday designed to highlight complaints that the IRS mistreated conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.<p>One bill makes it illegal for IRS workers to use personal email accounts to conduct official business. Another bill …

Feds: Store owner tried to recruit for ISIS

A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself -- by gunning down U.S. troops who had served in Iraq -- federal authorities alleged Tuesday.<p>Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, was arrested on May …

Two Americans Killed by Bomb Near U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two Americans were among seven people killed in a massive car bomb near the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital Tuesday, a U.S. military official said. One of the U.S. citizens was a service member, the other a civilian, the official said. Earlier the the NATO-led coalition …

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Brazil election could shift diplomatic direction away from Latin America, toward US and Europe

More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba.<p>But if President Dilma Rousseff fails to …