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Report: Giants calling up Chris Stratton

DENVER - Chris Stratton, a first-round draft choice in 2012, appears to be heading to the Giants.<p>John L. Pitts of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal tweeted that Stratton was being called up, and the coach at Stratton’s alma mater (Mississippi State), John Cohen, congratulated him on …

Twitter gets Peek and Pop 3D Touch features in latest minor update

You wouldn’t know it from looking at the Twitter iOS app update’s release notes but last night’s update allows for 3D Touch Peek and Pop features on iPhone 6s/Plus. As Twitter puts it:<p>What’s New in Version 6.54A few minor updates that you didn’t even know you needed.<p>In quick testing, the feature …

Dividend Growth Investors, Consider Starbucks

The dividend growth formula (something I just made up) is pretty simple. There are only two parts: current dividend yield and potential dividend growth. The best stocks score high on both, but those are few and far between. More often, investors have to make compromises, and in those cases I prefer …

WHO plays down Zika concerns over Rio Olympics

UN body says moving or cancelling Games in August, as suggested by 150 experts, would not prevent spread of virus<p>The World Health Organisation has played down calls to move or postpone the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August because of the threat posed by the Zika virus.<p>The WHO was sent an …

Rio Olympics

Pilots pay tribute to comrade whose WWII plane crashed

NEW YORK (AP) — Air show pilots performed an aerial salute Saturday to their comrade who died after his World War II-era plane crashed in the Hudson …

Amazon Debuts Alexa on the Web

Yesterday, Amazon revealed a new tool, Echosim.io, that allows developers to test their Alexa-based projects in a web browser. That eliminates the …

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon launch 'Runner' reality competition on go90

LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have been trying to get their cross-country-chase reality competition series <i>The Runner</i> on the air for 16 …

Why You May End Up Spending Way More in Retirement Than You Realize

Few of us have any idea what retirement will actually cost us.<p>Many financial experts agree that as a general rule, you’ll need about 70% of your …

Retirement

Silicon Valley’s Tech Employees Are Getting Nervous

A chill has descended on the region’s once hot labor market.<p>Private tech companies are feeling a contraction in Silicon Valley. The funding that venture capitalists have thrown at start-ups is dwindling, in small seed rounds and mega-rounds alike. There’s a new postmortem written weekly about a …

Drone pilots sign up in droves to fly during emergencies

You may see a lot of stories about civilian drone operators causing chaos during emergencies, but it's clearer than ever that many of them are willing to help out, too. Bard College has published Federal Aviation Administration commercial drone exemption requests showing that a hefty 19 percent of …

Apple's iCloud May Be Drifting To Google

This is interesting: Apple may be moving a chunk of its iCloud business—you know, that ethereal place where you store your photos and documents— to …

If You Set High Expectations For Your Marriage, Is It Doomed?

Psychologists disagree on whether expecting your marriage to be a deeply fulfilling relationship makes it more likely that the union will thrive, or that it will doom you to disappointment.<p>So, psychologists, should we just go ahead and expect the worst after the honeymoon?<p>Only if that matches your …

Morgan EV3 Brings Retro Cool To Electric Cars

The company’s first-ever EV will be available to buy next year<p>The Morgan EV3, announced at the Geneva International Motor Show, is the company’s first all-electric vehicle in more than a hundred years of building cars. The retro fantasy design is similar to the Morgan 3, which shares its three …

What is a Tully Monster? Scientists finally provide an answer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For more than half a century, scientists have scratched their heads over the nature of an outlandishly bizarre creature dubbed the Tully Monster that flourished about 307 million years ago in a coastal estuary in what is now northeastern Illinois.<p>But researchers on Wednesday …

Vasco da Gama's Lost Ship Esmeralda Opens New Window on Age of Discovery

Marine archaeologists say they've found the earliest ship from Europe's Age of Discovery ever uncovered — the wreck of a vessel from Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's brutal second armada to India in 1502.<p>Experts called it a find of major importance that could change how historians view trade and …

Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes Are Here, But They’re Not What You Expect

They’re not the Marty McFly kicks we’ve wanted for decades.<p>At its “Innovation for Everyone” event today in New York, Nike unveiled high-performance footwear and apparel for athletes, a fleet of items for consumers, and more features on its Nike+ app. But the one thing that had everyone—okay, mostly …

Shoes

Michelle Obama Tells SXSW Crowd She Won't Run for President

AUSTIN, Texas — Michelle Obama showed off her vocal chops at the South by Southwest Music Festival but drew a round of disappointed sighs when she told the crowd she has no plans to run for president.<p>The first lady made her debut at the Austin showcase of buzzworthy bands and technology on …