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Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are about to get really real

OK, I'll be honest, some of the most exciting tech of 2017 doesn't sound all that exciting on the surface. But bear with me, because it's going to be big.<p>Ready? Smartphone integration in cars -- specifically Android Auto and Apple CarPlay -- is finally past the tipping point of revolutionizing our …

Owners of dead giant rabbit want United to pay up

The mysterious case of the dead giant rabbit continues to haunt United Airlines.<p>The owners of Simon, a 3-foot-long Continental Giant rabbit found dead after a transatlantic United flight, want compensation from the airline and an investigation into its policies for transporting animals.<p>Lawyers for …

Union pilots say they'll help restore Spirit operations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Irate passengers swarmed ticket counters and some started a near-riot at Fort Lauderdale's airport after Spirit Airlines …

Flying

Japan's Toshiba fights Western Digital over chips unit sale

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics maker Toshiba is facing resistance from its U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital over Toshiba's plans to sell …

Western Digital

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Encourages Diversity in ASU Commencement Speech

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged graduates to be compassionate and empathetic in a commencement address at Arizona State University.<p>“Summon …

Navy SEAL Who Died in Somalia Was Alongside, Not Behind, Local Forces

LILONGWE, Malawi — The member of the Navy SEALs who was killed last week in Somalia was moving alongside — not behind, as the Pentagon initially said — Somali security forces approaching a complex inhabited by Shabab militants when the insurgents opened fire, American military officials said on …

Report: Mexico was second deadliest country in 2016

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was the second deadliest conflict in the world last year, but it hardly registered in the international headlines.<p>As Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan dominated the news agenda, Mexico's drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 -- second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of …

Mexico

Trump Weighs Sending as Many as 5,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

The Trump administration is weighing a drastic change when it comes to Afghanistan: Whether to send as many as 5,000 more troops in the fight, a military official told NBC News.<p>Trump, however, is still deciding on a variety of options being presented to him by U.S. military leaders, senior …

Want to Know How Long a Fidget Spinner Spins? Get a Laser and Some Physics

Fidget spinners are the new Rubik's Cube. Or maybe the new Tamagotchi. Or ... I don't know. Pick your fad. You see these toys, ostensibly designed to …

John Wall Is Proving He's NBA's Purest Point Guard

John Wall has a lot riding on Wednesday's Game 5 matchup with the Boston Celtics.<p>A win in that contest would give his Washington Wizards a massive 3-2 edge in the series, putting them just one home victory away from their first visit to the Eastern Conference Finals since 1979—more than 11 years …

Job openings unexpectedly tick up

Job openings in the US unexpectedly ticked up ever so slightly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.<p>Job openings rose to 5.743 million in March, up from the prior month's downwardly revised 5.682 million.<p>Economists had forecast that job openings slipped to 5.725 million, according to …

Labor Economics

Apple briefly became first $800 billion company this week

Apple became the first $800 billion company in history this week, as stock rose to a record high yesterday.<p>In midday trading yesterday, Apple shares rose to $153.70 per share on the Nasdaq. With 5.21 billion shares outstanding, that briefly gave Apple an historic market cap of $801.37 billion.<p>By …