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Stampede at Saudi hajj kills 717, leading to question: Why again?

How could it have happened again?<p>Anguished relatives and stunned pilgrims demanded answers after at least 717 people were killed and 805 injured Thursday in a crushing crowd outside the holy city of Mecca, according to Saudi Arabia's civil defense directorate.<p>The stampede occurred in Mina, close to …

Data shows drone attacks will not work against ISIL in Syria

This week, the Washington Post published a story about a new US plan to use lethal drone strikes in Syria to destroy ISIL capabilities on the ground.<p>The desire to do something—anything—to destroy the capabilities of a group so luridly destructive is understandable, but our haste to show results …

Spotify bites back at Apple Music with weekly ‘mixtape’ playlist for each user

Discover Weekly will offer two hours of music based on users’ listening habits and those of similar fans<p>The music-streaming battle between Apple Music and Spotify isn’t just about which one has the Taylor Swift album: it’s about which one has the best playlists, and the ability to recommend them to …

Richard Howarth and Alan Dye get all the credit for Apple’s iconic brand

Adweek has released its Creative 100 list, honoring the people it views as the “current masters of the creative idea” across advertising, branded content, technology, products, and pop culture.<p>While it’s no surprise that Apple would make such a list, what is interesting is that none of the usual …

Jony Ive

Gov. Scott Walker Makes Wisconsin Seventh State to OK Arms for National Guard

U.S. news<p>Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday authorized members of the Wisconsin National Guard to carry weapons on duty, making his state at least the seventh to take that step after the attack on two military facilities in Tennessee last week.<p>“Allowing our National Guard members to carry weapons while …

Dell's latest tablet is designed for war zones

If your typical day involves saving someone's life or trekking around a glacier, a regular tablet may be a bit... <i>dainty</i>. That's why Dell has just buttressed its Rugged series with a brand new model, the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. The company is pitching it as an extreme tablet, saying it's …

Intel Corporation

Germany struggles with surge in arson attacks against refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hardly a day has passed this year in Germany without an attack on refugee shelters as the country struggles to cope with a record-breaking number of asylum-seekers fleeing wars and violence abroad.<p>A total of 150 arson or other attacks have been recorded in the first six months of …

Death Of Woman Found Hanged In Texas Jail Cell Will Be Investigated As Murder

The death of a woman, who was found hanged in a Texas jail, will be investigated as a murder, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said during a press conference on Monday.<p>As NPR's Martin Kaste reported, this all started when an officer stopped Sandra Bland for allegedly failing to signal a …

Uncle of Chattanooga shooter in custody, being investigated

A maternal uncle who hosted the Chattanooga shooter in Jordan for a few months last year is a businessman with no links to any militant groups, his attorney says.<p>But a Jordanian official says the uncle is under investigation over the shooter's time with him there.<p>Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali took in …

All Eyes Are On iPhone Sales For Apple Earnings, Not Apple Watch Sales

Later today, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for its fiscal Q3 2015. While everybody is asking for Apple Watch sales numbers, Apple won’t break out this number. Moreover, as this is a first-generation product, the Apple Watch won’t be driving the company’s earnings. Instead, the iPhone …

NYT: For Months David Sweat Walked N.Y. Prison Tunnels Planning Escape

After David Sweat was captured — three weeks into his escape — police spoke to him while he was still recovering in a hospital bed.<p>They wanted to know details on how Sweat and Richard Matt, who was killed during the manhunt, had managed a <i>Shawshank-Redemption-</i>style escape from the Clinton …

Crime

Chattanooga shooter sent text message declaring war

Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez texted his close friend a link to a long Islamic verse<p>Hours before the Tennessee shooting that killed five US servicemen, the suspected gunman texted his close friend a link to a long Islamic verse that included the line: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, then …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of July 13)

An Iranian nuclear deal was reached this week. Americans were fatally shot in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The world saw the first images of Pluto. The 2016 presidential election roared on, with Donald Trump as the center of attention. And Harper Lee‘s much anticipated book, “Go Set A Watchman,” was …

Photos: When the US last had diplomatic relations with Cuba

Today, the US and Cuban governments will re-open their embassies in each other’s countries, formally establishing diplomatic relations that have waned since the 1959 Cuban revolution and subsequent US embargo.<p>This diplomacy—and the economic connections many hope will follow—could help bring new …

UK driverless car testing rules: Don't use your phone, even if you're not in the car

With the UK, US and other countries focused on advancing the arrival of driverless cars, changes to the rules that govern vehicles on roads were to be expected.<p>Today, the Department for Transport (DfT) laid down guidlelines for testing autonomous (or semi-autonomous) cars on Britain’s roads.<p>As you …

Obama looks to new Nigerian partner in Boko Haram fight

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama will welcome Nigeria's new president to the White House Monday in an effort to bolster the fight against Boko Haram and begin a new chapter with Africa's most populous country.<p>The United States is eager to boost its ties with Nigeria now that the former …

'The Soul of Google’: What the Return of Omid Kordestani Says About the Mountain View Monolith

Google's business boss has the company's DNA in his veins -- and the absolute trust of Larry Page.<p><i>Omid Kordestani was named the executive chairman of Twitter’s board in October 2015. The following profile from July 2015 chronicled Kordestani’s return to Google as its chief business officer and how</i> …

U.S., Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations, reopen embassies

<b>Havana, Cuba (CNN) —</b> One bitter holdover of the Cold War slipped into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday, when the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations. For the first time since severing ties in 1961, they reopened embassies in each other's capitals.<p>Cuban Foreign Minister …

Chattanooga shattered: A single gunshot, silence, and terror

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A single "pop" cut through the quiet morning. Those who heard it had a moment to ponder the noise.<p>On this ordinary …