Letty J. Villarreal

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: the best big-screen phone you can buy right now

What began in 2011 as a brand-new phone category has flourished into one of the most popular in the world. Smartphones with big screens (phablets, to some) are now ubiquitous, but it all started with an odd device called the Samsung Galaxy Note. At 5.3 inches, it was a behemoth for its day -- and …

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the …

Dead kids and accidental shootouts: A September snapshot of gun violence in America

<b>(pio3 via Shutterstock)</b><p>If you don’t believe we live in a country with destructive attitudes toward guns, take a look at these five stories<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>September 29, 2014 5:58pm (UTC)<p>How's this for a bleak assessment?<p>"For essentially the last 20 years, there has been almost no federal support for …

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney marry in just 14 minutes

It only took 14 minutes. After four days of lavish closed-doors celebrations, frantic waterborne paparazzi chases and seemingly endless global media speculation, it took less than a quarter of an hour to wrap up the grand spectacle that was Hollywood on the Grand Canal. At 1.40pm, holding hands and …

Rare Hollywood Photos Revealed in Michael White's Photo Album

Hollywood producer Michael White reveals his personal photo album of Hollywood and fashion's biggest A-Listers<p>He may not personally be in the spotlight, but over the last 50 years, theater and film producer Michael White has befriended some of Hollywood and fashion's biggest A-listers. Now, a …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

13 Fascinating Facts That Will Change the Way You Perceive Your Dishwasher

We all love food. It's a universal truth. The only thing we don't love, however, is having to do the dishes after creating an epic Ramen Burrito. Thankfully for most of us, a dishwasher is a solid option for the hand-washing impaired. Other than stacking dirty dishes and cups into your washer and …

Top 10 Walks & Hiking Tours

Travel<p>Check Out Our Top 10 Walking Tours and Get Inspired<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Great Smoky Mountains, U.S.</b><br>The Great Smoky Mountains, long regarded as the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians, is a region rich in natural diversity and pioneer history. Named …

4 Sky Events This Week: Moon Points to Crab and Leo’s Heart

Changing Planet<p>A mosaic by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star’s supernova explosion. Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)<p><b>Visit stunning stellar grave sites and watch the moon pair up with kings of the</b> …

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass: Why they'd reunite on 'Bourne'

The news that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass could be reuniting for a new Jason Bourne movie was a boon -- and surprise -- for fans and pretty much everyone else who's kept an eye on the franchise.<p>Damon and Greengrass had of course all but ruled out a new film over the years, saying that "The …

Harkin: Hillary Clinton's "Fingerprints Are All Over" Obamacare

"I want you all to know that her fingerprints are all over that legislation."<p>Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin said Sunday Hillary Clinton's "fingerprints are all over" Obamacare. The Iowa senator was introducing Clinton to speak at his 37th annual Steak Fry.<p>"One of the things she always worked on …

As Wal-Mart thinks small, this retailer says bigger is better

With traffic falling at physical stores and e-commerce sales continuing to shine, brick-and-mortar retailers have been soul searching as they plot …

How the iPhone 6 literally pays for itself

On Tuesday, the church of Apple held its annual convention in San Francisco. Legions of the faithful, carefully vetted, were assembled in a darkened auditorium. The atmosphere was not quite as hysterical as it used to be when His Steveness was due to take the stage, but the frisson of excited …

The 32 Most Trendsetting Looks Of The Year

Now that the biggest award shows and fashion shows have whizzed by, we took a moment to collect the most buzzworthy and breathtaking fashion looks we've seen so far.<p>From Pharrell's hat seen round the world to Lupita Nyongo's fairytale Oscar gown, these are the looks that set the trends for the rest …

AT&T won't activate WiFi calling until next year

Apple made a pretty big deal about WiFi calling at its event this week, but if you preordered an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus running on AT&T today, you won't be able to use it right out of the box. That feature, according to <i>LightReading</i>, won't be available until next year. The carrier's Ralph de la Vega …

Upcoming smartphones to anticipate this fall

Inside A Paris Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Frozen in time, this French apartment gives a rare look into a past era.<p>Imagine you stumbled upon a time capsule that gave you a never-before-seen look into another era—for French officials this came true when they discovered an abandoned apartment that had been left untouched for 70 years. The …

RadioShack Says It May Need to File for Bankruptcy

The retailer whose name was once synonymous with electronics says it may be headed for bankruptcy or even liquidation. RadioShack said Thursday it may need to file for Chapter 11 if its cash situation worsens, after reporting its tenth straight quarterly loss. The company is also exploring other …

Before & After: Basic Brick Provides a Canvas For Change

We needed to make the space feel bigger and allow for us all to feel at home. We decided the best way to convert the space on a tight budget was …

America's Quirkiest Roadside Attractions

There are few things more classic than an American road trip, whether a nerdy one to rocket-launching facilities, a family one for bonding purposes, or an end-of-summer voyage on the great open road.<p>If you've been there and done those, it's time to get off the beaten path (er, highway). That's why …

Zack Snyder tweets another look at the new Batmobile

Zack Snyder, director of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has unveiled a closer look at the Batmobile that will feature in the film.<p>Fans were given a glimpse of it back in May, when Snyder tweeted an image of Ben Affleck, playing Batman, stood glowering alongside his wheels. Now the hulking, …

Meet the NEW most powerful woman in banking

Last year, when Ana Patricia Botín was named by BBC Woman’s Hour the third most powerful woman in Britain—just behind Queen Elizabeth and British …

You Won't Believe How Many Apartments Jimmy Fallon Owns in His Building

The Tonight Show host just purchased yet another unit in his Manhattan apartment building.<p><i>Getty Images/Halstead Property</i><p>Jimmy Fallon is having a big year: Not only did he take over as the host of The Tonight Show, but he just bought another unit in his Gramery Park apartment building, bringing his …

Clinic: Vocal-cord biopsy did not kill Joan Rivers; doctors were qualified, equipped

The Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest disputed a report that it happened during a biopsy of her vocal cords.<p>A spokesman for the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic gave CNN its first public statement since Rivers fell ill during a procedure.<p>While federal privacy laws limit what …

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Flight MH370 six months on: beatings and detentions but still no answers

Families of the passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 say that six months of agonising uncertainty have been made harder still by the company's attitude, and by detention and even beatings by Chinese police.<p>Speaking before Monday's six-month anniversary of the flight's …

American Samoa Is The Empty Slice Of Bliss You've Been Craving

Would you believe there's a virtually empty, incomparably lush, incredibly quiet and awesomely unplugged tropical escape that's technically a part of the United States?<p>No, it's not Hawaii. This is American Samoa, and you've kind of been ignoring it.<p>American Samoa is an unincorporated U.S. territory …

Australia: Hard areas found in MH370 search zone unlikely to be man-made

The undersea mapping of the main search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has found small parts of the ocean floor that are harder than the surrounding rock, but the objects detected are unlikely to be man-made, Australian authorities said Friday.<p>Ships have been surveying tens of thousands of …