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The first Ubuntu phone arrives next week, but there's a catch

It's been a long time coming, but finally Canonical is ready to release its first Ubuntu phone. After teaming up with Meizu and BQ almost a year ago, we're getting a (sort of) new handset from the latter; it's actually a repurposed version of its Aquaris E4.5, a mid-range smartphone that normally …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations<p>They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of …

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Cannabis

Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander Fight Date and Location Announced

Amir Khan is set to fight American Devon Alexander at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 13 as the Englishman continues in his quest to eventually face Floyd Mayweather Jr.<p>The bout between Khan and Alexander has been mooted for some time, per BBC Sport, and was finally confirmed …

LeBron James: Bulls 'much better'

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Less than two weeks before their first regular-season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his …

Report: Jameis Winston investigated by Florida State for autographs

Florida State is investigating Jameis Winston for signing autographs for money, according to a report by ESPN on Monday.<p>ESPN is reporting that FSU's compliance department is investigating why more than 950 Winston autographs are appearing with one company, James Spence Authentication. JSA is the …

College Football

Texas nurse who had worn protective gear tests positive for Ebola

The deadly Ebola virus has been contracted by someone inside the United States for the first time.<p>A nurse who had worn protective gear during her "extensive contact" at a Dallas hospital with an Ebola patient who died tested positive during a preliminary blood test, officials said Sunday.<p>The woman …

Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected Texas nurse repeatedly visited the room of a Liberian man as he was dying from the disease.<p>The …

Police in Ferguson can't forbid protesters to stand still, judge rules

Officers in Ferguson, Mo., violated the Constitution by requiring peaceful protesters to keep moving rather than stand still during demonstrations that followed the Aug. 9 police shooting of an unarmed man, a federal judge said Monday.<p>U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry issued a preliminary …

Justice