Anthony Grandizio

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Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has opened “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places,” a photography exhibition that features juried selections from …

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US to intensify bombing campaign against Isis in Iraq

A month after Barack Obama launched aerial attacks against Islamic State militants in Iraq, the campaign has increased to more than 140 air strikes hitting an expanding range of locations.<p>The latest targets, made under a lengthening list of objectives, were identified as the US president prepares …

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung recently unveiled two new Galaxy Note phones, one that’s a by-the-book upgrade to last year’s Note 3, and one that does something innovative …

Taliban fighters detonate truck bombs in Afghanistan, killing 18, wounding 150

GHAZNI Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents detonated truck bombs and fired rocket-propelled grenades outside the office of Afghanistan’s spy agency and a police compound in the central town of Ghazni on Thursday, killing 18 people, the provincial governor said.<p>Members of the Afghan security …

Samsung Details New Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S Watch and Gear VR Headset

Ahead of Apple's upcoming press event where it will introduce larger iPhone models, Samsung today kicked off IFA 2014 with a presentation that unveiled several new mobile and wearable devices including the Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S smartwatch and Gear VR headset.<p>The Note 4 and Note Edge are two new …

“Thinner, brighter, lighter” – Samsung attack ads on Apple continue with anti-iPad NYers

Samsung’s series of attack ads on Apple continue with a video of supposed voxpops in which New Yorkers are shown both the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab S and asked to compare them. Would you believe it, everyone prefers the Samsung, even the guy with limited room in his purse …<p>Those interviewed comment …

iPhone 6 Leaks Reveal Protruding Camera And Detailed Dimensions

Two weeks. That’s how long we have left until Apple is expected to officially announce the iPhone 6 on 9 September. But until then the leaks keep coming and this week they cover two areas that had seemingly been shrouded in secrecy: the camera and the phones’ exact dimensions… and one appears to …

LG to sell world's first 4K OLED TVs next month for over $11,000

Pre-orders start in South Korea this week<p>LG is continuing to push OLED TV technology with the announcement that it'll be the first company in the world to ship 4K models. 65-inch and 77-inch 4K OLED sets will be available for pre-order in South Korea this week; the Associated Press reports that the …

Text of President Obama’s statement on air strikes, airdrops in Iraq

Good evening. Today I authorized two operations in Iraq — targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death. Let me explain the actions we're …

Britain to help with aid airdrops to besieged Yazidi people in Iraq

Britain will help drop aid to the besieged Yazidi people in northern Iraq, the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, has said after a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee in London.<p>Planned humanitarian aid drops will include British aid, including food water and emergency supplies.<p>Fallon stressed …

Islamic State Seizes More Iraqi Towns, Christians Flee

By Isabel Coles<p>ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and world powers.<p>Reuters …

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Who Are the Yazidi, and Why Is ISIS Targeting Them?

Most of the 40,000 refugees stranded this week atop Mount Sinjar near Mosul, Iraq, are women and children who are Christians and members of a small religious sect called the Yazidi. Who are the Yazidi, why have Iraq's militant rebels threatened them with execution if they don't convert to Islam, …

UK rules out Iraq military strikes

<b>British planes are to drop emergency aid supplies for Iraqi refugees living under threat from militants.</b><p>Members of the Yazidi community trapped on a mountainside will be among those to receive water, tents and lights.<p>The drops are part of an £8m package of aid announced by the UK government, …

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Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq - CNN Video

Why Obama acted on Iraq

The threat of a double nightmare this week forced President Barack Obama to do something he likely hoped he’d never have to — order the use of force in Iraq.<p>American warplanes based in the Middle East now are authorized to attack the Sunni fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Obama …

Uncharted movie to start shooting in early 2015, director says

The Uncharted movie will begin filming in early 2015, director Seth Gordon told Zap2It.<p>In response to a question about when they'll begin shooting, Gordon said, "I think very early next year. That's the plan."<p>"That's like tomorrow, essentially, because the prep is so complicated for the …

Guess The Country Where You Have To Work The Most To Afford An iPhone

An iPhone is a much larger expense in some countries other than the U.S. Here we break down how many hours it would take factory workers in 11 countries around the world to work in order to afford an iPhone 5S.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein and Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

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