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​The Tesla Model S doesn't have onboard navigation in China

Take a Tesla Model S for a spin in the US or Europe, and you'll have the help of a integrated navigation system to help you find your way. In China, you'll have to unfold a traditional, paper map. Local drivers are learning that the country's aversion to Google services keeps Tesla from employing …

Comic-Con: 'Game of Thrones' Casts Key Season 5 Characters

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" alum Alexander Siddig is set to play Oberyn's older brother, while Myrcella will now be played by Nell Tiger Free.<p><i>Game</i> …

TV Series

Unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa: What you need to know

The latest Ebola outbreak has reached a crisis point in West Africa. Here are some important things you need to know to understand it.<p>Why is this outbreak so significant? Full story ><p>The Ebola outbreak is the deadliest in history, according to the World Health Organization and the United Nations. …

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey make Comic-Con debut with 'Interstellar'

Comic-Con fans may want to spin a top to make sure they’re not dreaming: The man behind <i>Inception</i> and <i>The Dark Knight</i> trilogy, Christopher Nolan, made …

Stock Markets

Yerdled yet? New shopper tools save money and planet

Have you yerdled yet? This isn't a funky mix of yodeling and hurdling, but a new way to shop online — for next to nothing.<p>On Yerdle.com, consumers swap stuff they're not using — say, the skirt that's three sizes too small — for clothes that fit or other items they need. They exchange in-house …

5.5-inch iPhone 6 and new iPads reportedly heading to production in September

A new report from Taiwan’s <i>Economic Daily News</i> says that Apple will start mass-producing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, the second-generation iPad Air and the …

SDCC 14: Major Death in Vikings Season 3

The Lothbroks teased the dawn of the Viking Age and revealed that a beloved character will bite the dust in Season 3.<p>The creator and cast of Vikings …

'Game of Thrones' cast additions revealed at Comic-Con

At Comic-Con, HBO gives us a first look at new characters entering the land of Westeros and Essos for Season 5 of "Game of Thrones."<p>Brace yourselves. New " Game of Thrones" characters are coming. Nine of them, in total.<p>While we're still agonizingly far away from the premiere of season 5 of "Game of …

TV Series

Radar Will Scan NYC Park For A Buried Luxury Bomb Shelter From 1964

We want to believe.<p>Is the Underground Home still underground? The New York City Parks Department doesn't think so, but others do. The home, built as an exhibit for the 1964-1965 World's Fair held in New York, has ardent fans who think it's still buried underneath the city's Flushing Meadows-Corona …

Living Rooms

Washington Capitals Season in :60(ish)

Toronto goalie James Reimer agrees to 2-year deal

TORONTO (AP) -- Goalie James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a two-year contract Thursday.<p>Reimer, a …

NHL

Angels' Josh Hamilton out with left knee soreness

Baseball
Baseball

What does future hold in Lakerland?

After a disappointing 2013-14 season and quiet offseason, the Lakers are embarking on a path rarely traveled in Los Angeles: rebuilding. They agreed …

Basketball

Dead burglary suspect was not pregnant; accomplice charged

The Los Angeles County coroner's office concluded Friday that a burglary suspect was not pregnant before a Long Beach homeowner shot her to death earlier this week.<p>The find adds a new twist to a case that has generated national attention in recent days.<p>The home’s owner, who identified himself as …

Wichita Foster Dad of Baby Who Died in Hot Car 'Wants to Die'

A Kansas foster father arrested for leaving his 10-month-old daughter in the car is so devastated by the baby's death he "wants to die," his family said.<p>"He has no reason to live," Seth Michael Jackson's mother told NBC News on Friday.<p>Jackson, 29, and his 26-year-old partner had been in the process …

Michael Jackson

Sheriff says 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

TWISP, Wash. — A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.<p>Frank Rogers, the sheriff of Okanogan County in north-central Washington, said Friday that the Carlton Complex of fires has consumed about 300 homes this month. His …

Passenger captures dramatic video of SWAT team storming Toronto plane

A passenger captured dramatic cell phone video of a Canadian SWAT team storming onto a Sunwing flight at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Friday. The video shows the police tactical team swarming onto the plane with their weapons drawn, yelling at passengers to get their hands up, and …

MH17: Australia and Netherlands join renewed push to secure crash site

Australian police sent to London anticipating access to crash site, while locals are allegedly looting items from wreckage<p>The Netherlands and Australia are standing by to send police and troops to the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, in an attempt to finally secure the scene …

Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash