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Family dog teaches baby how to crawl

A five-month-old baby was having trouble embarking on his first crawl -- and when his pet Jack Russell noticed his difficulty, he came to the baby's aid by carefully demonstrating the proper crawling technique.<p>The excellent teacher graciously provided helpful pointers, as if to say, "Eyes on me, …

Typhoon Soudelor, Earth's strongest cyclone of 2015, moving toward Taiwan, China, Japan's Ryukyu Islands

Soudelor intensified rapidly over the western Pacific Ocean after raking through Saipan, a U.S. commonwealth in the northern Mariana Islands.<p>Super Typhoon Soudelor became the fifth super typhoon of this year Monday after undergoing a replacement of its eyewall, a process which occurs in all intense …

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Federal court says Texas voter ID violates Voting Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' voter ID law has a "discriminatory" effect on minorities in a victory for President Barack Obama, whose administration took the unusual step of bringing the weight of the U.S. Justice Department to fight a wave of new …

Right To Vote

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Billions Coming For Battery Business

Tesla's Musk has claimed demand for the new energy storage systems has been overwhelming.<p>DETROIT, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc's new storage battery business could generate "a few billion dollars" in revenue in 2017, Chief Executive Elon Musk told analysts on Wednesday.<p>The company's new …

Local, Regional and National Weather Forecasts, News and Photos

More on Aol.com<p>Getty ImagesImpactRescuers evacuate 750 campers amid flash floods<p>ReutersImpactFirefighters capture video of a 50-foot fire tornado<p>GettyImpactReports: 3 struck by lightning in New York City area<p>GettyImpact2 zoo animals killed in hailstorm in Colorado<p>GettyImpactFire rages after …

Weather

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Taxpayers' health care costs are rising — and so are the profits of big pharmaceutical companies

While drug spending increased by a modest 2.5 percent in 2013, it surged by 12.6 percent last year according to estimates in a new report on trends in health care costs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.<p>One of the major factors was the relatively recent Food and Drug Administration …

Health Care

Everything you need to know about Facebook's audacious solar-powered internet planes

In 2013, Facebook launched the nonprofit organization Internet.org with goal of eventually bringing internet access to the 60% of the world — about 4 billion people — without a connection.<p>On Thursday, the company announced two major milestones on that mission. Facebook's Connectivity Lab has …

Carbon Fiber

China is looking to this type of energy to power its future

As the traditional leaders in nuclear power have stagnated since the accident, in the same period China has added 10 new reactors capable of more than 10 gigawatts of generating capacity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).<p>China now relies on nuclear power for a little …

Nuclear Energy

Turkey is 'playing a dangerous game' with ISIS — and what comes next could make it worse

And what happens next will determine just how messy Ankara's Syria policy has become.<p>This week's dramatic reversal came after a suicide bomber killed 32 activists in the southeastern town of Suruc, just across the border from the embattled city of Kobani, Syria. The bombing was tied to the Islamic …

Middle East

Ohio officer charged with murder pleads not guilty, released on bond

A former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing license plate was released from jail on bond hours after an initial court appearance on Thursday.<p>Ray Tensing, 25, had pleaded not guilty in the death of …

Crime

Japanese scientists fire the world's most powerful laser

A team of researchers from Osaka University recently fired the most powerful laser on the planet: a 2 petawatt pulse, that's 2 <i>quadrillion</i> watts, albeit for just one trillionth of a second. It's called the LFEX (Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments) and it measures more than 300 feet in length. …

This Netherlands bank lets you use your voice as your password

Online banking is usually an exercise in remembering complicated pin numbers or passwords -- but what if there was an easier way? In the Netherlands, there is: banking customers who use the ING Netherlands app can now long into their bank account, check balances and make transfers using <i>just their</i> …

This is what makes Mark Zuckerberg an excellent CEO

Facebook is the dominant service on mobile. Between its flagship app and Instagram, Facebook says it accounts for 20% of time spent on mobile devices. That wasn't always the case, and Facebook's initial efforts in mobile were eventually scrapped for native apps.<p>The willingness to admit failure and …

Mark Zuckerberg

YouTube is now one step closer virtual reality videos

<i>This story was originally sent to thousands of professionals in the digital media industry in this morning's DIGITAL MEDIA INSIDER newsletter. You can join them -- sign up for a RISK FREE trial now »</i><p>360-degree video ads give advertisers two distinct advantages over other traditional ad formats:<p>The …

Virtual Reality

Alibaba is going after Amazon's $7 billion cloud computing business

Aliyun, Alibaba's cloud computing unit, will establish data centres in Asian countries such as India and Japan, parts of the Middle East and Europe over the next 18 months, Aliyun president Simon Hu said on Wednesday. He did not disclose figures.<p>"The cloud business will be a very important sector …

Angry Birds

Europe is trying to hide a giant pile of debt

But before I get into that, we all know Greece owes Germany, the ECB, and the IMF a lot of money.<p>Last week I explained that if they went the "Grexit" route, 75% of Greece's government debt would've been wiped clean. That's $90 billion to Germany alone and about $250 billion to the rest of the euro …

Europe

The growth of China's mobile use is mind-blowing

The country has just seen a spectacular stock market collapse that was exacerbated by huge amounts of margin lending to retail investors. Blackrock has warned of an "alarming" rise in private sector debt.<p>GDP growth is now slowing faster than many expected just 12 months ago. A lower-than-expected …

Mobile Devices

Saudi Arabia says it stopped Islamic State attacks; 400 held

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it broke up planned Islamic State attacks in the kingdom, announcing it has arrested over 400 people in its raids.<p>In a statement Saturday carried on the official state news agency, the Interior Ministry also accused those arrested over the "past few weeks" of conducting …

Trump attacks McCain's record as war hero, draws rebuke from GOP presidential field

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s criticism Saturday of fellow party member and Arizona Sen. John McCain for being “captured” during the Vietnam War brought sharp rebuke from others in the GOP field.<p>“He was a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said at the Family Leadership …

Bill Cosby reportedly paid women to keep affairs secret

Bill Cosby reportedly said in sworn testimony a decade ago he had paid women after sex to keep the affairs from his wife and suggested he was skilled at understanding nonverbal clues for sexual consent and called an accuser a liar.<p>The New York Times reported the revelations Saturday after obtaining …

Taiwan poised to elect female president in historic first

Hung Hsiu-chu of ruling Nationalists will run against Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive party in January 2016 elections<p>Taiwan is poised to elect its first female leader after the two largest political parties nominated women to contest next January’s presidential election.<p>Hung Hsiu-chu, …

'Racist' police Facebook group sparks outrage in UK

British police have been criticised after a newspaper revealed evidence of conversations between serving and former officers making ethnic slurs.<p>Charges of racism against UK police<p>The comments published in The Independent on Sunday were made in a secret Facebook group called I've Met the Met, which …

Black group, KKK stage rallies outside South Carolina Statehouse

Hundreds of people crowded outside the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday and taunted each other during separate rallies staged by groups from outside the state.<p>Black Educators for Justice, a Florida-based group, held its rally on the north side of the Statehouse, where the Confederate flag was …

Families Of Chattanooga Shooting Suspect Release Statement

As the families of four Marines and a sailor shot to death in Chattanooga grieved their losses Saturday, the family of the man authorities say pulled the trigger offered sympathy, condolences and prayers.<p>"There are no words to describe our shock, horror, and grief," said the statement, provided to …

How should America proceed after Chattanooga?

A wannabe jihadi?<p>That's how Jeff Edwards, one of scores of veterans who wrote or texted us after the attack that killed four US Marines in Chattanooga, characterized the gunman. The suspect, who was slain by police, has been identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. The FBI says it’s premature to …