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The Ten Coolest Throwback Design Details

Design cues that recognize an automaker’s past can be found on cars all over the industry. Some are small easter eggs and some are obvious enough to …

Sports Cars

Ten Of The Most Beautiful Cars You Can Buy On eBay For Less Than $10,000

While most people are perfectly content with driving the aesthetic equivalent of a rolling dishwasher, car enthusiasts are the wonderful outliers. …

U.S. Ebola survivors deal with multiple health issues, including depression

Survivors of infection by Ebola virus, already known to face vision, hearing and other problems during their recovery, may also be plagued with such health issues as depression, anxiety and nerve damage that surface after they leave the hospital, according to a small spot survey of victims whose …

Disease

Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning …

Cardiac Arrest

Iraqi Leader: We Want More U.S. Airstrikes, But Not U.S. Ground Troops

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country wants the U.S. to provide more airstrikes, weapons and intelligence in their joint battle against the Islamic State. But he stressed his opposition to ground troops from the U.S. or other outside nations, fearing Iraq could be turned into a …

Middle East

Congress looks to make rents more affordable

Real estate developers and affordable housing advocates teamed up for a victory in the tax bill cleared by Congress last week that they argue will help low-income Americans more easily find a place to live amid worries about the rising cost of rent across the country.<p>The legislation, which …

Housing

Sierra Nevada sees heavy snow from series of storms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter storm warnings were posted Monday in the Sierra Nevada after the National Weather Service predicted heavy mountain snow …

Weather

Court Backs Pennsylvania Governor's Suspension Of Death Penalty

Pennsylvania prosecutors challenged the governor's ability to suspend executions. But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Monday that the reprieve power is "broad" and "constitutionally sound."<p>The Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday, ruling that he has the …

Wolves

In Wake Of Attacks, U.S. Cities Step Up Terrorism Simulations

The recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have put pressure on local authorities to show they're ready for that kind of violence. Some jurisdictions, such as Los Angeles, are stepping up exercises and terrorism simulations.<p>There's a hill near downtown LA — it's kind of a mesa, overlooking …

Los Angeles

U.S. Takes Steps To Protect 2 Breeds Of African Lion

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has placed one breed of African lions on its endangered species list, a move aimed at discouraging hunting of the animals at a time when their numbers are dwindling.<p>A second breed of lion will be designated as threatened, the agency said today.<p>"The lion is one of …

Wildlife

Boko Haram Forces More Than 1 Million Kids Out of School

More than a million children have had their education interrupted by the conflict in and around Nigeria, UNICEF announced Monday, on top of the 11 …

Lindsey Graham Ends Presidential Bid

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is ending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.<p>Graham tweeted the news, with a video of his announcement.<p>In an interview with CNN, Graham said, "I'm going to suspend my campaign. I'm not going to suspend my desire to help the country."<p>Graham, a close …

Lindsey Graham

Muslim bus passengers save Christian 'brothers and sisters' during Al-Shabaab attack

Christians were handed Islamic clothing items by their Muslim colleagues, to prevent al-Shabaab terrorists from distinguishing between them and Muslims during attack in Kenya<p>A group of Muslims travelling on a bus in the north east of Kenya took a stand against gun-wielding Islamists, refusing to …

Extremism

6 U.S. troops killed in motorcycle bomb attack in Afghanistan, officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> All six of the NATO service members killed Monday in a motorcycle bomb attack in Bagram, Afghanistan, were American, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.<p>A suicide bomber on a motorbike carried out the attack on a joint patrol of Afghan and coalition forces at about 1:30 p.m. in the …

Afghanistan

Microsoft Buys Ray Ozzie’s Communications Startup Talko, Team Will Join Skype

Microsoft is buying Talko, the mobile messaging startup founded by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect until 2010. The company says today the acquisition, whose terms were not disclosed, involves the Talko technology and the team. Talko employees will now join Skype, while Talko …

Apple and Ericsson bury the hatchet with a 7-year patent deal

Telecom infrastructure firm Ericsson has entered a worldwide patent cross-licensing agreement with Apple, ending all infringement claims between the two companies.<p>Ericsson didn’t say how much it would earn from the new deal spanning seven years. Apple will make an initial lump-sum payment to …

Intellectual Property

Apple's Live Photos come to Facebook's iOS app

But only iPhone users can see them<p>Facebook is adding support for Live Photos taken with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, following Tumblr's support of the photo format from a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately, since support is limited only to iOS users, they will only be viewable in Facebook's iOS app. …

Apps

PUTIN: 'Nobody wants to believe that we're not trying to bring the Soviet Union back'

Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, which saw pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych ousted by pro-European demonstrators, Moscow has accused the West of using "the politics of containment" in a Cold War throwback.<p>"With Ukraine and other areas of the former USSR, I'm sure our Western partners …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Mounts Defense of Encryption on '60 Minutes'

And Charlie Rose talks to Jony Ive in Apple's secret design studio.<p>In a “60 Minutes” appearance Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated his support of encryption in the face of renewed criticism from the U.S. intelligence community that these digital locks interfere with the ability to detect threats …

Microsoft fails Windows Phone fans again by delaying Windows 10 Mobile

Windows Phone fans and fanboys have a tough job. They have to stand by an operating system with a new name every few years, significantly fewer apps than the competition, and a distant third place spot in the market. The latest news out of Microsoft isn’t making their lives any easier.<p>This week, …

Windows 10

'Russian' airstrikes kill scores in rebel-held north-west Syria

A body count of 43 and rising is believed by rescue workers and locals – because of the altitude of the planes – to be the result of Russian airstrikes<p>Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed scores of people in the centre of the rebel-held city of Idlib in …

Middle East

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone Review: Maybe Size Is Not Enough?

Sony made a big splash in September at Berlin’s 2015 IFA show with the reveal of three new handsets in the Xperia Z family. The Xperia Z5 was the workhorse of the three handsets (and has been reviewed previously here on Forbes), the Z5 Compact continues the Japanese company’s belief that a smaller …

Phones

Miss Iraq Pageant Winner Crowned For First Time In More Than 40 Years

Shaima Qassim, a 20-year-old economics student, overcame death threats -- and more than 100 other candidates -- for Saturday's crown.<p>For the first time in more than 40 years, Iraq has crowned a Miss Iraq beauty pageant winner.<p>Shaima Qassim, a 20-year-old economics student from Kirkuk, clinched the …

High Heels

A Yezidi Woman Who Escaped ISIS Slavery Tells Her Story

It is not easy for Nadia to tell this story, and she’s been doing it all day. She’s about my age, wearing a leather jacket just like mine, and her …

Rising Sea Level Will Slow Earth's Rotation - Harvard Study Shows

Research has shown that rising sea level across the globe has triggered a slowdown in Earth’s rotation. A team led by Harvard researcher Jerry Mitrovica published their results in Science Advances identifying changes in Earth’s rotation in the 20th century as linked to global sea-level rise.<p>Sea …

Sea Level

Your 10 Favorite Vintage Photos of 2015

Vintage

These Netflix Socks Will Pause Your TV When You've Fallen Asleep

Grab your needles.<p>Netflix recognizes that it's easy to fall asleep during a long binge-watching session. The streaming service has developed a pair …

Knitting

Democratic Debate Recap: Clinton Commands the Stage

<i>The three Democratic presidential candidates–former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Gov. Martin O’Malley–sparred on national security, the economy and social issues Saturday during the final debate of 2015. Clinton continued to cement her role as front runner as</i> …

Government