Stephanie Simpkins

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Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network

A group of hackers calling themselves "Lizard Squad" has taken down several popular online video game networks and possibly diverted an American Airlines jet carrying a Sony executive.<p>Over the weekend, Blizzard Entertainment, CCP Games, Riot Games and Sony (SNE) have done maintenance to bring their …

Ebola cases appear in DR Congo; doctor given promising drug dies in Liberia

A Liberian doctor who received the same Ebola experimental treatment as two Americans has died, officials said.<p>Dr. Abrahim Borbor died Sunday evening after contracting Ebola at a hospital in Monrovia, officials at a treatment facility in the Liberian capital said.<p>Borbor used ZMapp, the same drug …

American held in Syria for almost two years is released

An American journalist held in Syria by Islamist rebels for close to two years was released Sunday.<p>Peter Theo Curtis, 45, is believed to have been captured in October 2012 and held by al-Nusra Front, a Syrian rebel group with ties to al Qaeda.<p>"My heart is full at the extraordinary, dedicated, …

Beautifully Abstract Landscapes of Iceland from Above

<i>Iceland from Above</i> is a stunning collection of photographs that captures the beauty of Iceland from an aerial view. Created by photographer Lukas Gawenda, the unique compositions take viewers on a journey throughout the country from high above the waterfalls, rivers, mountaintops, and …

6.0 quake rattles Bay Area, sending about 170 people to hospitals

The little-known West Napa Fault shook for about 20 seconds early Sunday, enough to leave the San Francisco Bay Area with its biggest earthquake in 25 years — wrecking historic wine country buildings, buckling streets, emptying store shelves, rupturing gas and water lines, and sending about 170 …

How today's earthquake woke up half the Bay Area, in one chart

Like many in the Bay Area, the magnitude 6.0 earthquake woke me up in the middle of the night. So, I asked the good folks at Jawbone to pull some data for me on just how this earthquake affected the sleeping patterns of Silicon Valley. Here’s what they returned.<p>Sure enough, not only did the …

American Held Captive By Al-Qaeda Freed After Nearly 2 Years

An American journalist kidnapped and held by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria has been freed, the U.S. said Sunday, ending his nearly two years in …

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Phelps shows his comeback is on track at Pan Pacs

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps gave an incredulous look, an almost indignant response and strode away to collect a gold medal.<p>The most …

Syria conflict: Islamic State 'seizes' Tabqa airbase

<b>Fighters from Islamic State (IS) have taken control of a key Syrian government airbase, activists say.</b><p>The Tabqa airbase was the last remaining stronghold of Bashar al-Assad's government in Raqqa province..<p>State TV confirmed that government forces had "evacuated" the airbase. Days of fighting there …

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