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Police dog shot and killed during 25-hour standoff

A Nebraska police dog was shot and killed after a mentally troubled man who was armed barricaded himself in a home and kept cops at bay for 25 hours, officials said Sunday.<p>The dog, Kobus, was killed when he was sent into the home during the standoff to check on the whereabouts of Mark L’Heureux, …

Crime

13 Of The Most Stylish Instagrams From #blizzard2016

why stay inside when you can take awesome pics like these?<p>There's nothing like a snowstorm to bring out peoples' stylish sides and #blizzard2016 (aka Jonas) definitely delivered.<p>Gorgeous white background? Check. A magical, ethereal glow from street lamps? Check. The guarantee that you'll look …

Microsoft Sacrifices Lumia 950 And 950 XL Potential For A Stronger Surface Phone

Announced in October 2015, and released a month later, Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones have not set the world alight. The first ‘out of the box’ Windows 10 powered devices occupy a curious pivot point in Microsoft’s plans. What do they tell us about the direction of Microsoft and …

Windows 10

Associated Press News

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date reportedly going to be Friday, March 11th

According to a tweet from renowned smartphone leaker Evan Blass, Samsung is targeting Friday, March 11th as the release date for the Samsung Galaxy S7. The phone’s announcement will almost surely be happening during a press conference before the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, …

Samsung Galaxy S7

So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists

<i>Editor's note: A version of this post first appeared in January 2015.</i><p>Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse to spend the day swooshing down a hill.<p>As for me, I like to …

University of Washington

Find out if it's time to replace your Windows laptop battery

If you've tried all the tricks -- dimming your screen, closing apps and turning off unused antennae -- but your laptop's battery still can't hold a charge, it might be time to replace the battery.<p>A battery's capacity (the amount of energy it can hold) depletes over time. Eventually, your once …

Experts: Ferguson video of witness raising hands could bolster argument Brown was surrendering

Legal experts say cellphone video showing a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson could bolster arguments that Brown was surrendering when he was shot.<p>The video obtained by The Associated Press and …