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Apple and banks dismiss Apple Pay fraud worries

Worries that fraudsters are using Apple Pay to load stolen credit cards on iPhones are overblown, according to Apple and several banks.<p>Apple Pay -- the new tap-to-pay system that uses your fingerprint to approve transactions -- is the safest way to buy stuff right now. But recent reports have noted …

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Wisconsin girl suspected in double killing taken into custody in Indiana

A teenage girl suspected in a double killing and described as “armed and dangerous” was behind bars on Monday, after being intercepted while driving hundreds of miles south of the crime scene with her boyfriend.<p>Ashlee Martinson, 17, was taken into custody in Indiana after a nationwide alert was …

Woman 'crushed to death' while helping cow give birth

Police Scotland launch investigation with Health and Safety Executive after 62-year-old woman dies after apparently being injured while helping cow give birth on Shetland<p>A woman has apparently been crushed to death by a cow while helping it give birth.<p>The accident happened on a farm in Bixter, on …

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This airplane is hammering ISIS. So why is the Air Force trying to kill it?

The A-10 Thunderbolt II, commonly called the Warthog, is a powerhouse of a plane. Boasting a massive ordinance load and one of the most powerful guns ever mounted on an aircraft, it's playing a major role in the US Air Force's bombing campaign against ISIS.<p>Despite its successes in combat, the Air …

World's First Hybrid MegaYacht Launches

The average megayacht burns more than 130 gallons of fuel per hour—and that's when the boat is idling. Needless to say, megayachting is not the most carbon-friendly of billionaire pursuits.<p>But now, the folks at Feadship have come up with a more green-friendly alternative: the hybrid …

Boko Haram raids Cameroon army base

Fighters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram have launched an attack on a military base in the northwest Cameroonian city of Kolofata, police and government officials say.<p>Monday's attack came a day after blasts struck an open market selling mobile handsets in the town of Potiskum in Nigeria's …

Two suspected child suicide bombers hit north Nigeria town

Amnesty: Nigeria massacre deadliest in history of Boko Haram

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty …

Flight diverted after passenger reportedly throws hot water at crew member

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Earlier this month, "nut rage" prompted the pilot of a Korean Air flight on the tarmac of New York's JFK airport to turn back to the gate.<p>Now, "hot watergate" has forced a China-bound Thai AirAsia flight to return to Bangkok, angering not just the passengers on board but also the …

United Airlines Will Give Cabin Crew 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus Devices

United Airlines will give 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus devices to its flight attendants in an effort to improve cabin service.<p>Sam Risoli, United’s senior …

Missouri executes inmate for 1998 hammer death

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was put to death early Wednesday for fatally beating a 63-year-old woman with a hammer in 1998, the state's …

Deadly blast hits Nigerian city of Kano

A blast has struck a busy textile market in the north Nigerian city of Kano, killing four people and wounding seven others, according to traders and multiple online reports.<p>The explosion happened on Wednesday in the Kantinkwari market, which is typically packed with crowds of traders, shoppers as …

Pope Francis removes Swiss Guard chief

The commander of the Swiss Guard at the Vatican has been removed from his post, apparently as a result of Pope Francis’s unease at the security chief’s militaristic style.<p>The surprise news that Daniel Anrig, who had a reputation for being rigid and “teutonic”, would step down was contained in a …

American woman killed in mystery UAE mall restroom stabbing, police say

An American woman has died after being stabbed by an unknown attacker in the restroom of a high-end mall in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, police said.<p>Ibolya Ryan, 47, was taken to the hospital after the attack Monday on Reem Island but died of her injuries, Abu Dhabi police …

Queensland police officer filmed fatal shooting of knifeman with own camera

Investigators will use recordings from a police officer’s own camera to help determine the circumstances surrounding Queensland’s latest fatal police shooting.<p>Two officers shot dead a man on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday night.<p>It was the fifth police shooting in eight months, three of them fatal.<p>In …

Woman charged after newborn baby found in drain

A woman was charged this week with attempted murder after a newborn baby was found in a drain in Australia.<p>Cyclists who were riding along a bike track next to the M7 highway in the western Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill heard crying coming from the 8-foot-deep drain Sunday morning, New South Wales …

Wal-Mart got scammed into selling PS4 consoles for $90 (update)

Customers have used Wal-Mart's price-matching promotional in order to purchase $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for a fraction of the retail price using third-party sellers on Amazon.com, CNBC reports.<p>Earlier this month, the retailer announced it would begin a price-match promotion with select online …

Man pushed to death in New York City subway station

Police in New York City are looking for a suspect they say pushed a man to his death from the subway platform into the path of the D train on Sunday.<p>Police have little to go on. Lt. John Grimpel says a male suspect was wearing a dark jacket. The act is "believed to be random," he said.<p>Bronx …

Thai police identify Americans accused of trying to ship infant body parts

Two Americans stole adult and infant body parts from a museum inside a Bangkok hospital and tried to ship them to Las Vegas, Thai police say.<p>The two men, identified as Ryan Edward McPherson and Daniel Jamon Tanner, told police they wanted to surprise their friends back home, Royal Thai Police …

NATO: Russia moving combat troops into east Ukraine

On the same day that NATO warned of Russia moving combat troops into eastern Ukraine, Russia announced Wednesday that it will restart long-range bomber flights near the U.S. from the Caribbean to the Gulf of Mexico.<p>The muscle-flexing announcement by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu came just …

Aide: Christie not resigning to run for president

Chris Christie has made clear to donors and potential supporters that he will not leave his job as New Jersey governor if he runs for president in 2016.<p>“The governor is telling people that he is not going to resign,” Christie’s top political strategist Mike DuHaime told POLITICO, without …

There are 100 women in Congress for the first time in history

<b>(Wikimedia Commons)</b><p>When the runoffs are over and the winners sworn in, the tally will likely be different. For now, it’s a milestone<p>Jenny Kutner<p>November 5, 2014 3:07pm (UTC)<p>There wasn't much solace to be found last night over the looks of the 114th Congress, but the 113th was able to offer one …

Voters not Enthusiastic About 2016 Presidential Outlook

The end of the 2014 midterm means that the next presidential race is just around the corner. The NBC News national exit poll of voters suggests they are divided on which party should occupy the White House after Barack Obama leaves office. And they are not particularly enthusiastic about the …

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.<p>Obama spoke Thursday night to …

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

<b>Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET</b><p>Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil, is now free of the virus and has been discharged from a special facility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.<p>Speaking at a news conference, Pham said in a statement that she …

Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000

Want a hoverboard before Marty McFly (who looks just like Michael J Fox) arrives in October 2015 to fly one around his town square? Arx Pax, a small company from Los Gatos, California, is now offering the real thing - although don’t expect to do much travelling on it.<p>Ever since Michael J Fox took …

Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy becomes most expensive film production ever

Peter Jackson’s trilogy of Hobbit films, currently heading towards its climax with the release of The Battle of the Five Armies in December, has been named as the most expensive film production of all time, at 934m New Zealand dollars (£464m).<p>The figure was disclosed in financial documents filed in …

Isis apparently takes control of US weapons airdrop intended for Kurds

The Pentagon admitted on Wednesday that one of the airdrops of weapons intended for Kurds in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani almost certainly ended up in the hands of the Islamic State (Isis) fighters.<p>The Pentagon blamed the wind for possibly blowing the supplies off course and argued that one …