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Yahoo releases new Retina-optimized Flickr 3.2 for iPad, iOS 8

Late Friday is usually when companies choose to release news they’d like to bury, but Yahoo chose 11:40pm on Friday night to announce some <i>good</i> news: The company now has an official Flickr app for the iPad.<p>Yahoo-owned Flickr previously offered an iOS app, but only for iPhones. The new iPad app, …

The 15 Best New Wedding Bands for the Consciously Coupled

This year has seen some surprise weddings—<b>Brad Pitt</b> and <b>Angelina Jolie, George Clooney</b> and**Amal Alamuddin, Kimye**—but even in their most distinctive moments, the one thing these couples have in common is the tradition of exchanging a wedding band. Only moments after finally taking the walk down …

One property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums soar by hundreds of dollars in some states.<p>On average, filing a single claim -- for anything ranging from a stolen bicycle to tornado damage -- will result in your monthly premium being raised by 9%, according to a …

Highly educated, unemployed and tumbling down

In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these days, even an advanced degree can't protect some Americans from tumbling down the economic ladder.<p>The conventional wisdom that more education bears fruit in the labor market gets turned on its head when it comes to unemployment. For people with …

Health Industry Cashes In One Year After Rocky Obamacare Rollout

Even after the disastrous rollout of the healthcare.gov web site a year ago, health insurance companies and providers of medical care are reporting more promising profits as third quarter earnings emerge.<p>Although the next enrollment period for uninsured Americans seeking coverage from …

Humble spud poised to launch a world food revolution

In a small army field-hut Dr Arjen de Vos shows off his irrigation machine with pride. Pipes lead out to several acres of muddy field, where only a few stragglers from the autumn harvest of potatoes, salads, carrots and onions are left. The tubes are lined with copper to stop corrosion because – in …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

Report: Percy Harvin gave Golden Tate black eye before Super Bowl

According to reports, Percy Harvin fought his teammates in 2013 and 2014, reportedly giving Golden Tate a black eye during the week before the Super …

Android Exec Says Google Will Loosen Reins on Watches, TVs and Cars Over Time

Restrictions may ease as Google sees how new areas use its technology.<p>Google is taking its versatile Android operating system into new places, like cars and watches and TVs. As part of that process, it’s also severely curtailing the degree to which hardware makers can tinker with the core parts of …

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reach deal to ease mortgage lending

Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, together with their federal regulator, have drawn up rules aimed at loosening constricted lending standards to make mortgages more affordable and easier to get for those with less than stellar credit.<p>The move comes in response to criticism that …

Associated Press News

Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.<p>The bishops approved a final report covering a host of issues …

Christianity

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airport Security

Take off your shoes, remove your belt, chug that half-empty bottle of water -- we know the general rules of airport security all too well.<p>But what's going on behind the scenes, and which hacks will get you through security faster? Allow us to share some of our most riveting security secrets.<p><b>You can</b> …

A Sandwich Worthy of a Lazy Saturday

This patty melt is gooey, cheesy, decadent goodness.<p>Saturdays were made for hanging around with friends and eating large, indulgent meals preferably including copious amounts of cheese. This patty melt—the king of cheesy, meaty, decadent sandwiches—is the perfect meal for lazy afternoons. Bonus: …