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CloudPlayer streams your music from Dropbox and Google Drive

DoubleTwist has released a media player separate from its main product, and this one can stream music straight from various cloud services. Aptly named CloudPlayer, the app links to your Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive accounts all at once to access any music files you've uploaded. The company …

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Before they can do anything, the Fed has to answer one question

After watching the U.S. economy contract in the first quarter, central bank officials have signaled they won't raise rates this week. But they will have to judge whether healthier recent jobs, wage and consumer spending data have put that earlier swoon safely in the past, clearing the way for a …

Pool incident escalates; police, patron versions differ

CINCINNATI — An altercation between Fairfield, Ohio, police and patrons at the Fairfield Aquatic Center last week has yielded two versions of what occurred, with each side claiming unnecessary and inappropriate, even injurious, actions were taken to calm the situation.<p>Both sides claim there is …

Tropical Storm Bill Dumps Rain on Texas, Raises Fear of Floods

There was flooding in Texas Tuesday as Tropical Storm Bill made landfall on the southeastern part of the state, and dumping more than two inches of rain on a region that was hard hit by flooding last month, officials said.<p>Tropical Storm Bill is the first tropical storm to hit Texas in seven years. …

North Korea says it faces worst drought in a century

<b>North Korea says it is facing its worst drought in a century, sparking fears of worsening food shortages.</b><p>State news agency KCNA said main rice-growing provinces had been badly affected and more than 30% of rice paddies were "parching up".<p>Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans are believed to have …

6 Hotels That Give You Great Club Access

Sometimes you just want to dance. And sometimes you just want an epic night out without, well, actually having to go out. These hotels make it easy to enjoy a top notch clubbing experience without venturing far from the comfort of your guest room. Because who needs cabs anyway?<p><b>1. The Cromwell</b><p>Las …

9 Surprising Things You Can Cook in the Microwave

We know, we know: you're thinking fish sticks and Hot Pockets. But look below for nine surprisingly fancy foods you can cook from start to finish in the microwave.<p><b>Mushroom Risotto (28 minutes)</b><p>Stirring stove-top risotto can be a real drag. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Sweet Potato Chips (5 Minutes)</b><p>Because all …

7 Stylish Outfits Perfect for Every Summer Outing

Everyone is a little guilty of going into hibernation mode during the winter months (especially those of us who live in cooler climates), but when temps start to heat up, we’re all about finding any excuse to get out and seize the day. Barbecues, bonfires, you name it — we are oh-so there. Whether …

Thanks to older moms, the US birth rate increased for the first time in seven years

Women in their 30s and 40s are having more kids<p>For the first time in seven years, the US birth rate increased — by 1 percent in 2014, compared to the year before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The increase wasn't universal, though — the teen birth rate dropped by 9 percent, …

Richards, Pujols lead Angels to 4-1 victory over Diamondbacks

<b>KEY MOMENT:</b> Albert Pujols followed Mike Trout's two-out walk in the sixth inning by driving a 2-and-1 pitch from<p>Jeremy Hellicksonover the wall in center field for his 19th home run this season, his 11th in 18 games and the 539th of his career. That turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead for the …

Topeka for Android will help developers build a better Material Design experience

Material designed came around to change everything. It is a very good looking, sleek and playful design language, but it may be a bit intimidating to adopt it. Especially for developers who have been sticking to their own design aspects for a long time. Google knows you may need a little help …