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Greek PM resigns; calls September elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, faced with a revolt in his party over his acceptance of unpopular bailout measures, resigned Thursday called early elections in September.<p>Tsipras said on national television that his ruling mandate has "exhausted its limit and now people must decide …

Line Messenger Releases Line Here, Its New Location-Sharing App

Mobile messenger Line has unleashed its latest standalone app, a location-sharing service called Line Here. Line users can already share their location in chats, but Line Here extends that service to people who haven’t downloaded the messaging app by letting them sign up with a Facebook account if …

Will new music streaming service Tidal make the waves artists want?

By Chi Chi Izundu <i>Newsbeat entertainment reporter</i><p><b>Big names in the world of music made it known that they wanted a change when they all stood on stage on Monday and announced the relaunch of streaming service Tidal.</b><p>It has no free elements (after a 30-day trial) and a £20 monthly subscription fee.<p>It's …

Obama says colleges should guarantee players' scholarships, healthcare

President Obama says universities have a responsibility to shoulder more costs in the forms of guaranteed scholarships and health coverage for student-athletes in an era of unprecedented revenue generated by collegiate sports.<p>In an interview with the Huffington Post on Friday, Obama called on …

We spent a day with T-Pain at SXSW

Every year the Fader magazine’s Fader Fort Presented by Converse compound hosts a range of artists from indie rockers to dance music DJs, and every …

Music

Google Launches 'YouTube Kids' for iPhone and iPad

Google announced on Monday that it has released YouTube Kids [Direct Link] on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. The new app provides children and families with a kid-friendly portal to discover and explore videos about anything they can possibly imagine. The family-focused content is appropriate …

US and Iran laud 'progress' in nuclear talks

The United States and Iran have said that progress has been made in the latest round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, but warned there was still a long way to go to seal a final deal.<p>Negotiators for Iran and six world powers had been meeting in Geneva since Friday and plan further talks in …

Russia's Vladimir Putin says war with Ukraine 'unlikely'

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Russia

The Funniest Sketches from Every Guest on the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special (Almost)

To celebrate Sunday's <em>SNL</em> 40th-anniversary show, we locked ourselves in a room and watched hours and hours of sketches to dig up the funniest (or close-to-funniest) clip of each confirmed guest as of yesterday.<p>We don't have to tell you how <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been America's premiere …

Candy Crush Saga Players Spent Over $1.3 Billion on In-App Purchases in 2014

<i>Candy Crush Saga</i> may have reached peak popularity, with quarterly spending declining over the past eighteen months, but that hasn't stopped the sweet-swapping puzzle game from raking in the cash. Candy Crush Saga players still spent over $1.3 billion on the game in 2014 alone, according to <i>The</i> …

Sony boss: 'No playbook' for dealing with hack attack

<b>There was no precedent for how to deal with a hacking attack on the scale of that which hit Sony Pictures, its chief executive has said.</b><p>Michael Lynton said his firm had "no playbook" on how to respond.<p>In a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, he also described the scale of the attack, …

Canary Launches To Bring The Uber Experience To Medicinal Marijuana

Pot is great.<p>Having pot delivered to you, Uber-style, legally, is even better. Canary (not to be confused with the home security system) has launched in Seattle to do just that.<p>The process is dead simple. Use the app to snap a picture of your ID and your medical cannabis authorization and you’re …

Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …

Terrorism

Drake reportedly hospitalized after fight with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

Rapper Drake has been hospitalized after an altercation with Sean “Diddy” Combs outside a club in Miami, Fla., according to reports.<p>Sources claim hip-hop mogul Combs confronted Drake outside popular hotspot LIV in the early hours of Monday, and the two stars’ exchange became heated.<p>The Bad Boy …

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Kyrie Irving wears 'I can't breathe' shirt before Cavaliers game

Cleveland Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving wore T-shirts with “I Can’t Breathe” on them while warming up for Monday night’s game at the Brooklyn Nets.<p>The Nets’ Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett also wore the T-shirts.<p>“I can’t breathe” were the last words of …

Deutsche Bank Hit With Tax Evasion Charges

Germany’s Deutsche Bank dodged over $100 million in federal taxes, according to allegations in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York Monday afternoon.<p>“Through fraudulent conveyances involving shell companies, Deutsche Bank tried to make its potential tax …

'Sony-pocalypse': Why the Sony hack is one of the worst hacks ever

In a single week, hackers have brought a major Hollywood studio to its knees.<p>Sony Pictures is dealing with more than downed computers and frozen email. Movies have been leaked, and internal documents have exposed private company memos, along with employees' salaries, Social Security numbers and …

Cheaper Fuel Leads to Third Quarter Profits for United

United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.<p>The airline’s formula is lower fuel prices and more …

Report: Man says devil made him smash 10 Commandments - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Though he told authorities that the devil made him do it, Satanists disapproved, after a man allegedly shattered a stone copy of the Ten Commandments last week.<p>The man is accused of running his car on Friday into a controversial 6-foot-tall granite tablet of the biblical edicts erected …

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No. 24 LSU upends No.3 Mississippi, 10-7

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bo Wallace wasn't about to play it safe — not even in Death Valley. The bold but risky decision ended any hope No. 3 …

Somewhere on the Indian Railways

With 7,172 stations and 71,000 miles of track, India has one of the largest rail networks in the world. Roughly 23 million Indians ride these rails …

Elusive Wolverine Caught on Camera

Wildlife<p>A wolverine scavenges for its next meal in northern Canada. Photograph by Peter Mather.<p><b>By Laurie McClellan</b><br>for National Geographic, Polar Bear Watch<p>It’s one of the most elusive superstars of the northern wilderness: the wolverine.<p>Nicknamed “the devil bear” for its fierce disposition, the …

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Design

Apple is under fire in Norway for iCloud terms & conditions

Apple is facing pressure from Norway’s Consumer Council for breaching EU consumer law, reports European news site EurActiv.<p>Central to this issue is Apple’s terms and conditions for iCloud storage, which enables the company to make any changes to the terms at will, without alerting customers. …