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A Look inside a Capsule Hotel in Kyoto

The lack of usable space in Japan has given way to the trend of capsule hotels, such as the 9 Hours<p>The lack of usable space in Japan has given way to …

The Apple Watch Could Start Your Car

With the final details about pricing and launch dates expected at Apple’s March 9 event, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared another feature being built into the watch; it could potentially replace your car keys.<p>Cook told The Telegraph that the watch was designed to replace your car keys and the key fobs …

Nebraska, Oklahoma in border war with Colorado over marijuana

On the front door of the 20,000-square-foot marijuana dispensary here is a laminated sign warning every customer: "It is illegal to sell or transport marijuana to another state."<p>"And you can guarantee people read it," said Rick Hooper, general manager of the Spot 420 in this barren part of southern …

Philippines moved homeless people to luxury resort for pope's visit

The Philippines government came under fire on Friday after admitting that hundreds of homeless people were taken off Manila’s streets and put into luxury accommodation during Pope Francis’s recent visit, when he preached compassion for the poor.<p>Members of parliament demanded an explanation after …

The world is closer to having a real weapon to fight Ebola

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first doses of the Ebola vaccine were on a commercial flight to West Africa and were expected to arrive on Friday, according to a spokesperson from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) one of the companies that has created the vaccine with the National Institutes of Health.<p>Another vaccine from Merck …

Minimum wage increases will give raises to 3 million workers

The New Year will start well for over 3 million workers -- they're getting a raise.<p>Employers in 20 states and Washington D.C. will hike their minimum wages on January 1. (See editor's note below.)<p>This has been a huge year for low wage workers. Sparked by a wave of fast food and retail worker …

Correction: Wal-Mart Shooting-Idaho story

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In a story Dec. 31 about a fatal shooting at an Idaho Wal-Mart, The Associated Press erroneously reported the victim's name in …

Leaders call for calm after police shooting near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who …

Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's Mosul hub

Kurdish forces in Iraq have taken more ground from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and are moving closer to the northern city of Mosul.<p>The Peshmerga, a term used by Kurds to refer to Kurdish fighters, delivered aid to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar on Saturday and expanded a …