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Taliban Spin: We Treated Captive as 'Guest'

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Afghan Taliban on Saturday said that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl doubted that he was being released to the U.S. after almost five years in captivity.<p>According to the Taliban, they had informed Bergdahl a few days ago about his likely release, but he didn't believe it.<p>Two …

Afghanistan

US campaigners call for phone 'kill switch'

A dedicated police unit in New York has been set up to fight criminals who steal mobile phones. <br>It is a serious problem in the US but smartphone companies have been refusing to help stop it.<p>A new campaign is calling for a security feature that would allow users to lock out criminals from operating …

3 High-Tech Eyeglasses That Do Things Google Glass Can't

In the 1988 sci-fi flick <i>They Live</i>, a local drifter named John Nada stumbles upon a magic pair of sunglasses that give him the ability to see aliens. …

UN: May deadliest month in 2014 for Iraq

Almost 800 people have been killed in violence across Iraq in May, the United Nations has said, making it the deadliest month for the country this year.<p>Of the 799 people killed, 196 were members of the Iraqi security forces while and the rest were civilians, the UN mission to Iraq (UNAMI) said on …

Inhabitat's Week In Green: Google's new car, ice walls and the future of bamboo

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>It's 2014 and even though we can 3D print entire buildings and create jewelry from Beijing's smog, we're still struggling to fix our transportation system and …

Plane crash near Boston leaves seven dead

Witnesses say explosion shook nearby houses after Gulfstream IV crashes at Hanscom Field<p>Seven people have been killed after a private plane crashed in an airfield in Massachusetts.<p>"There were no survivors," said Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for the Massachusetts port authority, which operates …

Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot

NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS.<p>Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google smartphone called "Project Tango" that takes 250,000 measurements per second to create a 3-D map …

Space

Hagel: Congress Kept in Dark on Swap Because Bergdahl's Life in Danger

Congress was not told earlier about the operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban detainees because officials believed the soldier's life was in danger, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday.<p>Intelligence gathered suggested that Bergdahl's "health was deteriorating," he …

Bowe Bergdahl

10 most popular U.S. cities to retire in

Slide 1 of 12<p>When it comes to the most popular places to retire in the U.S., it’s very clear: the Sunbelt is where people want to go. The Sunbelt, …

Real Estate