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Former Apple exec Scott Forstall advises one of tech’s hottest startups

The greatest Apple mystery of the last few years hasn’t been the next iPhone or Apple Watch, but a man named Scott Forstall.<p>Since getting kicked out of Apple in late 2012, the former head of iOS and friend of Steve Jobs has had absolutely no profile in the tech scene whatsoever. He rarely even gets …

Olympics: thousands of dead fish at Rio de Janeiro rowing venue

Thousands of dead fish wash up at Rio de Janeiro lagoon that will host rowing and canoeing events<p>Thousands of dead fish have washed up over the past week in a lagoon in Rio de Janeiro that <b>will host rowing and canoeing events at next year's Olympic Games</b>.<p>The latest headache for <b>organisers</b> comes amid …

Brazil

Boston bombing victim's parents: we do not want Dzhokhar Tsarnaev put to death

Bill and Denise Richard, whose son Martin, eight, was killed in the attack two years ago urge authorities to take the death penalty off the table<p>The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing say they do not want convicted killer Dzhokhar Tsarnev to be put to death.<p>In an op-ed …

Justice

OnPolitics | USA TODAY's politics blog

Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

The Coin (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise …

FinTech

Saddam Hussein loyalist Izzat Ibrahim killed, Iraqi officials say

Izzat Ibrahim, a fugitive confidant of former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein who helped spearhead a deadly insurgency against U.S. troops and later formed an alliance with Islamic State militants, was shot dead Friday by security forces, Iraqi officials said.<p>Ibrahim, a former vice president known …