Michael Marzullo

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Robin Williams and the suicide risk: What you need to know

Robin Williams

Woman Hospitalized After Massive Sinkhole Swallows Car Whole

A Pittsburgh woman escaped her car in the nick of time, eyewitnesses said, after a massive parking lot sinkhole opened up beneath the car and it sunk …

Crime

Florida threatened by the biggest “red tide” in nearly a decade

A red tide occurs when algae grow out of control, endowing the waters with a reddish-brown hue<p>Florida's shores are being threatened by the approach of the biggest red tide since 2005. Large quantities of <i>Karenia brevis</i>, a microscopic algae, are known to gather every summer along Florida's Gulf …

Alcohol

Ebola outbreak: Liberia says experimental drug on the way from US

Liberia has announced it is to receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment in a spiralling outbreak.<p>The US government confirmed that it had put Liberian officials in touch with the maker of ZMapp …

Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. revealed that the death toll from the fighting between government troops and separatists has nearly doubled in the last two weeks.<p>A spokeswoman for the U.N.'s human rights office, …

Six people, including Italian journalist, killed in Gaza explosion

Six people, including an Associated Press video journalist, were killed Wednesday when leftover ordnance believed to have been dropped in an Israeli airstrike blew up in the Gaza Strip.<p>Simone Camilli and his Palestinian translator, Ali Shehda Abu Afash, were covering the aftermath of the war …

Middle East

Facebook fixes long-standing iOS bug, eliminating 50 percent of app crashes

It’s hard to know what to make of an app update that promises to “cut crash rates in half.” If you’re a glass-half-full kind of guy, you’re happy with the increased stability. If you’re a glass-half-empty guy, though, you wonder why the hell they can’t get around to fixing the <i>other</i> 50 percent of …

Apple publishes new ‘Remembering Robin Williams’ page on Apple.com

Apple continued its remembrance of comedian Robin Williams today by publishing a new page on its website. The memorial is featured on the Apple.com homepage, and features a message from Apple:<p>We are deeply saddened by the passing of Robin Williams. He inspired us through his passion, his …

The NSA collected more of your personal data than it was legally allowed to

Former NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander defended the NSA's bulk collection to John Oliver by saying that all his former employers did was collect metadata. He defined that as "two phone numbers, date, time and duration of [the] call." The agency's rules for collecting our electronic communications …

Amazon Debuts iOS Version of Amazon Local Register Credit Card Reader

Amazon has launched the Amazon Local Register iOS compatible card reader to battle Square’s Square Reader, and PayPal’s Here card reader. The reader …