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Source: Malaysia Airlines jet soared high briefly, then descended

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 drastically changed course then soared to near its peak altitude, a senior Malaysian aviation source said -- adding yet another wrinkle to the enigma of the plane's last flight.<p>Before disappearing from radar screens on March 8, the commercial airliner deviated from its …

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake sparks panic in Mexico City, Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered …

MH370: Sub searches for plane, again, as families fume

BEIJING — A robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370 for a third time Wednesday while the head of a British water wreckage recovery firm says he believes searchers have homed in on the location of the plane.<p>Meanwhile, the families of Chinese passengers who were on the …

Glow in the dark road unveiled in the Netherlands

<b>Glow in the dark road markings have been unveiled on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.</b><p>The paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights.<p>Interactive artist Daan Roosegaarde …

The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in ... 1648

The discovery would push back the pre-history of the emoticon by (at least) 200 years.<p>A dedicated poetry reader appears to have discovered a smiley face in a poem from 1648, a find that would extend the pre-history of the emoticon back by about 200 years.<p>Editor Levi Stahl, publicity manager for the …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

T-Mobile's third act: A push to end industry overage fees

T-Mobile wants the industry to drop the practice of overage fees, it believes cost 20 million US consumers $1 billion last year.<p>Capping off a flurry of news, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said he is kicking off a campaign to abolish the fees that are charged when a customers go over their allotted voice …

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Missing MH370: Sub to Scour 'New to Man' Section of Ocean Floor

Asia<p>The air search for signs of missing MH370 will be called off within 72 hours as a robotic submarine begins to scan and map a "new to man" section of ocean floor, the official in charge of the operation said Monday.<p>“It is time to go underwater,” said Angus Houston, the head of the joint agency …

HTC One M8 now available in U.S. carrier stores

After weeks in Verizon stores(s vz) only, the HTC One M8 finds its way to other carrier partner locations. On Friday, the company said the flagship …

Teen Suspected of Stabbing Classmates, Guard Will Be Tried as Adult

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Alex Hribal, the 16-year-old high school student accused of injuring more than 20 people at a …

New signal detected in hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

BEIJING -- An Australian military plane participating in the search for missing<p>Malaysia Airlines Flight 370on Thursday detected an underwater acoustic signal that may be from theBoeing777’s black boxes, Australian authorities said.<p>The P-3 Orion has been dropping buoys equipped with hydrophones that …

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 2 new signals in search area buoys hope

In a sea of uncertainty, two bits of good news emerged Wednesday.<p>The Australian ship Ocean Shield picked up fresh signals that officials hope are locator beacons from the data recorders of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>The ship had first picked up the underwater pulses Saturday. But …

Signal 'Just Like' Emergency Beacon Detected In Search For Flight 370

Calling it the "most promising lead" so far, the leader of the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner says ships have again detected a signal on the same frequency used by "black box" emergency beacons. But Angus Houston also reiterated that it's too early to draw conclusions.<p>Houston, a …

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Flight 370: The search goes under water

Four weeks to the day since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, the search is set to continue Saturday -- both on the surface of the southern Indian Ocean and deep below it.<p>Time is fast ticking down to find the missing Boeing 777's locator pingers: If functioning as expected, their batteries …

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Waters recede, helping search for Washington mudslide victims

It is a grim step forward in the search for human remains at a mudslide that crushed a rural Washington community, but an important one: floodwaters at the site are receding, allowing crews to expand their search and yielding more human remains in areas that previously couldn't be reached. The …

Malaysia Airlines Mystery May Never Be Solved, Officials Say

Additional technology is being employed to search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but officials admitted today that the mystery into the …

Samsung 'Very Puzzled' as Galaxy S5 Launches Early in Korea

As of today, Samsung Galaxy S5 is available with South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom. The problem with that is that Samsung had not …

Apple said to place battery orders for iPhone 6

Apple is priming the Asia-based supply chain for production of its next-generation smartphone, according to a report from Digitimes.<p>Simplo Technology and Desay Battery Technology have received orders related to the future iPhone, according to a report Wednesday from the Taiwan-based media outlet, …

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

Apple Patents Smudge-Resistant Sapphire Coating, Suggesting Displays Are On The Way

Apple has filed for a patent (via AppleInsider) that adds further fuel to the fire around the possibility it will use sapphire glass for future device displays. The the new application describes how an oleophobic (oil-repelling) coating might be added to sapphire glass to make it smudge and …

US mudslide death toll expected to soar as survivors sought

DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - Rescuers searching for 90 people still missing five days after a massive Washington state mudslide said they expect the death toll to climb sharply soon, even as they clung to hope on Thursday of finding a miracle survivor.<p>At least 25 people are known to have died …

Bad weather interrupts search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet

BEIJING -- Planes searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were grounded Thursday because of stormy conditions off the coast of Australia in another frustrating delay in the protracted search.<p>A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft scheduled to join the search in the afternoon was grounded, and …

Meet The HTC One ‘M8’, Available Today With Google Play Edition Shipping Soon

HTC has revealed its HTC One (M8) smartphone, the gorgeous, if somewhat inelegantly named Android flagship and successor to last year’s original HTC One, the best-selling phone in HTC’s history. The device is debuting in ‘Gunmetal Gray,’ a finish we got a look at in a video leak yesterday, ‘Glacial …