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Samsung and Apple battle over the smartphone ‘floating voter’

Samsung UK boss says only 20% of smartphone buyers willing to switch between iOS and Android<p>Samsung and Apple are fighting over the technology world’s equivalent of the “floating voter”, according to Samsung’s president of UK and Ireland.<p>Andy Griffiths said customer loyalty to the two companies …

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Envisioning Chip Kelly's All-Star Backfield

When it comes to building NFL rosters, there's the standard way of operating, there's the unorthodox way of operating and then there's the Chip Kelly approach.<p>In two years since Kelly took over as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Philly has parted ways with two Pro Bowl quarterbacks, a Pro …

WADA drug-testing rules in place for Mayweather-Pacquiao

Bills sign free agent wide receiver Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin is rejoining Rex Ryan, agreeing to a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.<p>Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press on Friday that the wide receiver-kick returner is headed to Buffalo. He was released this month by the Jets after playing for Ryan last season in …

Coroner: 19-year-old killed by officer shot in head, torso

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old biracial man who was unarmed when killed by a white Madison police officer was shot in his head, right arm and …

Idaho sheriff gives all-clear following triple killing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — There is no ongoing threat to the community following the arrest of a 22-year-old man connected to a triple killing, an Idaho …

Svalbard Discourages Last-Minute Visitors

The Norwegian islands of Svalbard, an archipelago some 500 miles north of the mainland, is at risk of overcrowding as visitors arrive to see a rare total eclipse of the sun on March 20, Reuters reports.<p>Christin Kristoffersen, mayor of Longyearbyen, Svalbard’s 2,500-person settlement, told Reuters …

Obama, Netanyahu spat seeps into Israeli election

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will face voters on Tuesday, just two weeks after he took a major political gamble by giving a controversial speech to the U.S. Congress against the Obama administration's wishes.<p>The White House, clearly angered by an address criticizing …

Police Get Dozens of Tips in Shooting of Cops in Ferguson

Police have received more than two dozen tips as they hunt for a gunman who shot two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, during a protest Wednesday, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Friday.<p>"The detectives are working around the clock," Belmar told reporters Friday. "They will not …

First Direct Flight From New Orleans To Cuba Since 1958 To Take Off This Weekend

A group of 80 business and civic leaders will take the first direct flight from New Orleans, La., to Cuba since 1958 on Saturday, according to an article published on Cuban state media.<p>Saturday’s flight comes after U.S. and Cuban officials agreed in December to take steps to normalize diplomatic …

Sigma Alpha Epsilon gets death threats after racist video

<b>An Oklahoma fraternity whose members were filmed chanting a racist song has received death threats, a lawyer said.</b><p>Stephen Jones did not detail the threats that the University of Oklahoma students had received, but said authorities had been alerted.<p>The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon hired Mr …

Catastrophic damage feared in tiny Vanuatu after Category 5 Cyclone Pam

It is not easy for a lumbering, powerful tropical cyclone to score a direct hit on a tiny island nation like Vanuatu. The country, made up of 83 …