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Amazon halts preorders of some Disney movie discs

Amazon has restricted preorders of some movies from Disney in an apparent contract dispute with another media giant.<p>Preorder options are currently unavailable at the Internet retailer for physical copies of "Muppets Most Wanted," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Million Dollar Arm," and …

Alitalia's CEO Agrees to Leave After Selling 49% Stake to Etihad

Alitalia‘s chief executive Gabriele Del Torchio is ready to leave the airline after striking a rescue deal with Etihad Airways, according to a media …

Apple rumor mill buzzes to life over iWatch 'joke'

Many in the tech world spent Friday clutching their wrists as word emerged that Apple might launch its rumored iWatch in September. Unfortunately, for those looking forward to an Apple smartwatch, this prediction was apparently made in jest.<p>On Friday, influential Apple blogger John Gruber weighed …

Smartwatches

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Hillary Clinton splits with Obama on foreign policy

<b>(CNN) -</b> Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama's first secretary of state, dramatically distanced herself from the President's approach to foreign policy in an interview published Sunday.<p>"Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle," Clinton …

Amazon halts preorders of Disney DVD, Blu-Ray movies

Box office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' powers to $65 million

Wise-cracking turtles went head-to-head with a talking raccoon and a sentient tree at the multiplexes, and, in the end, the turtles came out on top. Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" beat expectations with a strong $65 million in the U.S. and Canada at the weekend box office, claiming the …

Film Industry

5 money habits of unhappy couples

You know this couple. They met, fell in love, moved in together — and then slowly began to sink under the weight of their money habits. He ran up her credit card; she kept purchases secret. They ignored their financial woes.<p>Financial harmony is crucial to a couple's long-term synergy with money. In …

Dwayne Johnson Posts Emotional Message After Mother And Cousin Survive Car Accident

<b>UPDATE:</b> Johnson shared an Instagram photo on August 13 along with the caption: "Takin' mama home. Banged up, but she's a tough one and will make a full recovery. Grateful to see her smile. And thank you guys for all the prayers, love, and well wishes. #GratitudeAndBearHugs #ChoicesMatter …

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Apple iPhone 6 Retail Packing Leaked

Apple is rumored to launch the upcoming iPhone 6 on September 9th — it’s not confirmed but rumors suggest the company will schedule an event on …

Gear & Gadgets

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

Vesper note-taking app update makes tracking changes easier

"When you're viewing a single note, tap at the bottom of the screen to see the date it was created," Vesper said in a blog post detailing the update. …

New images provide clearest look yet at iPhone 6 front panel

Images of what appears to be the face and screen assembly of the next iPhone have appeared on the Taiwanese blog AppleClub [translation]. In the photos, you can see both the inside and outside of the 4.7″ device’s front panel. For the most part it looks just like the current-generation iPhone 5s, …

Xiaomi issues fix amid privacy scare over its cloud messaging service

Earlier this week, Finland's F-Secure looked into claims that Xiaomi was secretly sending data from its MIUI-powered phones back to its servers, and it turned out to be true. Despite having not added any cloud accounts, F-Secure's brand new Redmi 1s -- Xiaomi's budget smartphone -- still beamed its …

EVANS: A Cheaper iPhone Wouldn't Do Much For Apple, But It Would Have A Big Impact On Android

In a month, Apple will announce the iPhone 6. This release is expected to be a radical departure for Apple.<p>After years of releasing one uniform screen size for its new phones, Apple will reportedly introduce a 4.7-inch iPhone and a 5.5-inch iPhone. Apple currently offers a 4-inch iPhone (the 5C and …

Amazon Takes On Disney and Captain America

A replay of the Warner Bros. dispute?<p>Retail giant Amazon is giving Captain America, Miss Piggy and Maleficent the cold shoulder.<p>Consumers are suddenly unable to place advance orders to buy DVDs or Blu-ray discs of forthcoming films from Walt Disney Studios, including two popular summer releases …

Russia bans food imports from West

Russia has banned most food imports from the United States and the European Union in obvious retaliation to tough Western sanctions against it over its role in neighbouring Ukraine.<p>I hope that the economic pragmatism of our partners will win over lousy political motives<p>Dmitry Medvedev, Russian …

Ukrainian rebels ready for a ceasefire

Pro-Russian separatists have said they were ready for a ceasefire with the Kiev government after increasing gains by Ukrainian forces against rebel forces.<p>"We are ready for a ceasefire to prevent the proliferation of a humanitarian disaster...," Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the …

US warns Russia against Ukraine invasion

The United States has warned Russia against using the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine as a pretext for an invasion, saying such a move would be "completely unacceptable".<p>The warning came after Russia proposed setting up humanitarian corridors to come to the aid of civilians in east Ukraine …

Fighting rages in Donetsk despite truce call

Fighting is continuing to rage in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk as the military dismissed calls for a ceasefire by pro-Russian rebels.<p>At least one person was killed and 10 injured as government shelling continued throughout Sunday in the rebel-held city, despite an appeal by a rebel leader …

Suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Kabul

At least four civilians have been killed in a suicide bombing targeting a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials said.<p>The Taliban claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack, in which the bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle on a main road as the NATO convoy passed by. A large …

Guinea closes borders over Ebola outbreak

Guinea has announced the closure of its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, the virus that has killed nearly 1,000 people in the three West African countries this year.<p>At least 367 people have died in Guinea since March and 18 others are being treated in the …

Nigerian quarantined in Hong Kong over Ebola

A Nigerian man who was quarantined after he showed Ebola-like symptoms during a trip to Hong Kong has tested negative for the deadly virus.<p>The southern Chinese city government said in a statement on Sunday that the man had "tested negative for Ebola virus upon preliminary laboratory testing".<p>"In …

Is Libya a failed state? | Libya

The newly elected house of representatives which replaced the general national congress, has been holding sessions in the eastern city of Tobruk, far from the clashes in Libya's two main cities, and has called for a unity government.<p>Factions with Islamic agenda have rejected the sessions held in …

Erdogan wins Turkey's presidential election

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, has won the country's first direct presidential election in the first round after taking more that 50 percent of the vote, according to Turkey's election board.<p>Sunday's victory will extend Erdogan's more than 10-year rule over the country for another …

Fresh ceasefire agreement holds in Gaza

A new 72-hour ceasefire has held into Monday morning in the Gaza Strip, raising hopes for a fresh respite in a bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas that has devastated the Palestinian enclave.<p>The truce was agreed after Egypt said it had received "simultaneous consensus" from both sides for the …

Kurds Recapture 2 Towns From Islamic State Militants

<b>Updated Sunday, 10 p.m.:</b><p>Troops loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki deployed to strategic sites around Baghdad following his defiant speech. …

APNewsBreak: LA woman punched by patrolman speaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching …

New Video Shows The U.S. Military Dropping Humanitarian Aid In Iraq

Video released Sunday evening by the U.S. military shows an airdrop into northern Iraq from the day before.<p>"This airdrop was conducted from multiple airbases within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility," the military said in a statement released along with the videos. "[It] included one …