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Apple’s App Store, iTunes Store, Others are Down

A number of Apple services have experienced an extended period of downtime Wednesday morning, including the iTunes and App Stores. Users report …

ISIS Attacks Ramadi as Iraqi Army Takes Ground in Tikrit

Human remains found after Florida crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thick fog forced authorities to suspend the air search Wednesday for seven Marines and four Army aircrew, feared dead after their Black Hawk helicopter crashed into waters off the Florida Panhandle.<p>The helicopter was first reported missing at about 8:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. ET) Tuesday. Hours …


Photo of Weasel Riding on a Woodpecker Spawns Hilarious Photoshop Meme

Chances are, you might've already seen this incredible photograph by Martin LeMay. It's the unforgettable sight of a weasel clinging to the back of a woodpecker in midair. LeMay and his wife encountered the two creatures while walking in a park in London. Although the weasel was trying to attack …

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12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on

WSJ: Apple considering adding USB 3.0 ports & mouse input support to larger iPad model

Following up on today’s report that the 12.9-inch iPad has been pushed back to September, the Wall Street Journal claims tonight that the hardware features for the device are still in flux. According to this latest rumor, Apple is considering adding USB 3.0 ports to the tablet to allow users to …

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China has set its lowest growth target in 25 years

Chinese leaders are targeting economic growth of “approximately 7%” this year, in what would be the country’s slowest rate of expansion in a quarter of a century. Premier Li Keqiang announced the target at China’s annual parliamentary meeting as he presented the government’s “work report (pdf),” …


Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 33

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 33.<p>Alexei Kostrubitsky, head of the emergencies ministry for the rebel government, said late Thursday the last missing miner had been found …


Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …


The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: A new look for Samsung and a new wallet

Image copyright Samsung.We were expecting a major reboot of the Galaxy S line, and that’s what Samsung gave us Sunday night at Mobile World Congress …

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