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Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashes out of NASCAR return at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to NASCAR didn’t last as long in the Daytona 500 as Junior Nation had hoped.<p>That doesn’t mean his mid-race exit on Sunday initiated by a flat tire on Kyle Busch’s car was a total loss for Earnhardt, who missed the second half of last Monster Energy …

Rickie Fowler Weathers a Storm to Win the Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — On his front nine Sunday at the Honda Classic, Rickie Fowler called to mind a sailor trying to hold a steady course in a stiff headwind. The final round is not always a Sunday cruise for the leader — in the first 14 tournaments of this wraparound season, the player with …

How ‘Die Hard With A Vengeance’ Caused The FBI To Re-Think The Federal Reserve’s Security

Twenty years ago today, one of the best (and arguably last) films in the <i>Die Hard</i> franchise was released in theaters. <i>Die Hard With a Vengeance</i> featured the return of John McClane (Bruce Willis), again separated from his wife Holly and the kids after moving back to New York City. Throw in a random …

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Spotify's mystery event today: Can it fend off YouTube and Apple Beats?

Spotify, which has tripled its losses in two years, has one mission now: to show it hasn't blown its lead.<p>The good news is that Spotify has 15 …

LumoPack could be the world's fastest charging battery pack

We all accept, rather begrudgingly, that battery life is still an issue. And at the moment there is little we can do about it. Some of us have turned to portable battery packs which we carry around in case we need to charge our phones. There are lots of battery packs out there, and some of them …

Norwegian Cruise Line ship refloated after running aground on Bermuda reef

Firm says all 2,675 passengers and more than 1,000 crew on board are safe after ship ran aground before being floated off reef at high tide<p>A Norwegian Cruise Line ship has run aground on a reef after leaving Bermuda. No one was injured and the vessel was later floated off at high tide, the company …

Chinese academics charged with theft of US trade secrets and spying

The two men are accused of working for US technology companies and taking trade secrets back to China<p>Two Chinese professors have been charged with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets from the United States.<p>Hao Zhang, 36, and Wei Pang, 35, were accused of being part of a "long-running …

Mysterious Apple minivans are mapping vehicles, experts say

“There is nothing to indicate autonomous driving. The only thing you see are the sensors — LIDAR, cameras — and the GPS antenna on the top.”

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Ford Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center Led By Former Apple Engineer

Ford is ready to get a little cozier with the tech industry. In an event today, Ford took the wraps off its brand new research center located in the Stanford Research Park.<p>At the 25,000-square-foot facility today, Ford CEO Mark Fields was there to made it clear the car maker was hunting for the …

Superfish points fingers over ad software security flaws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo …

As many as 2,800 inmates to be moved from Texas prison

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — As many as 2,800 federal prisoners will be moved to other institutions after inmates seized control of part of a prison in …

Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an …

Explosion rocks mall in Nigerian capital

The US Is Sending Its #2 Diplomat To Break The Iran Nuclear Talk Logjam

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, who led secret U.S.-Iranian negotiations that helped bring about a Nov. 24 interim nuclear agreement between Iran and the major powers, will head a U.S. delegation. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the primary U.S. negotiator with Iran, will accompany …

Source: New hearing set for U.S. Marine held in Mexican prison

A judge has scheduled a new hearing for a U.S. Marine and Afghanistan war veteran who's been held in a Mexican prison for nearly two months, a judicial source said.<p>Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi's next day in court is scheduled for June 4, a Mexican government judicial source told CNN.<p>The judge started …

SpaceX Unveils Its New Dragon Spacecraft

On Thursday evening, Elon Musk and the management team at SpaceX unveiled their new spacecraft – the Dragon version 2. Based around the same Dragon design that has already made four trips to the I.S.S., this version of the spacecraft is capable of holding seven crewmembers and features a number of …

Stoning victim's husband killed first wife

The husband of a woman stoned to death in Pakistan killed his first wife four years ago, police and relatives said.<p>Zulfiqar Hameed, a deputy inspector general for Punjab police, told the Associated Press on Thursday that authorities arrested Mohammed Iqbal for the October 2009 killing of his first …

Louisiana Floods to Worsen as Storm Brings More Rain

Gulf Coast residents hit by flash floods will have to deal with yet more rainfall Friday before they can begin the arduous cleanup operation in their communities.<p>Southern areas of Louisiana have been battered by around a foot of rainfall, leaving at least one dead, causing roads to turn to rivers, …

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France moving to ban e-cigarette from public places, says report

France is preparing to place e-cigarettes on the same legal footing as tobacco smoking with draft legislation that aims to ban their use in public places.<p>The health minister, Marisol Touraine, intends to table a bill on 17 June bringing in anti-smoking measures, Le Figaro reported on Friday.<p>Not …

Search For Flight MH370 Black Boxes Ends; 'Pings' In Dispute

The underwater search for black boxes from a missing Malaysian Airlines jet has ended, as the robotic sub that searched nearly 330 square miles of the ocean hasn't found anything to back the idea that "pings" detected in that area came from emergency equipment.<p>Search and salvage teams will now …

Exclusive: Al Qaeda's American Fighters Are Coming Home -- And U.S. Intelligence Can't Find Them

The number of American extremists who have flocked to Syria is higher than previously understood, American intelligence sources say. And some of the …

Another Philadelphia student dies at a public school with no nurse

A 7-year-old Philadelphia public school student died Wednesday after falling ill at a school where no nurse was on duty. Yet the absence of a trained …

South Dakota's gay marriage ban challenged; North Dakota stands alone

As South Dakota's gay-marriage ban was challenged in court Thursday, North Dakota became the only state with such a law that has not faced a lawsuit.<p>Six South Dakota couples filed suit in U.S. District Court in Sioux Falls, challenging a 1996 law passed by the Legislature and a 2006 voter-approved …

Arizona Wildfire Explodes Out of Control

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Tennessee Restores Electric Chair as Death Penalty Option

Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law Thursday allowing the state to use the electric chair when it can't get drugs for lethal injections.<p>Tennessee hasn't executed anyone since 2009 as lethal injection drugs have become harder to obtain, thanks to drug manufacturers that have grown queasy about …