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Some of Amazon’s own brands are becoming super popular online

Batteries and baby wipes, oh my.<p>Amazon laid the groundwork for a massive line of in-house brands when it launched the AmazonBasics private label in 2009. Seven-plus years later, that launch is paying dividends.<p>In batteries, for example, the AmazonBasics brand has become the most popular online, …

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Dangerously Addictive Painkiller Prescribed for Patients Who Shouldn't Have Received It, Says Whistleblower

U.S. news<p>It's called Subsys and it's a painkiller 100 times more powerful than morphine that was approved by the FDA for cancer patients whose agony can't be relieved by other narcotics alone.<p>But despite the fact that what's known as "breakthrough cancer pain" is uncommon, Insys Therapeutics — the …

Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor’s new safety feature makes it a must-use

Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, never seemed relevant for my millennial age demographic. It was the app version of a …

This is what your first food 3D printer could look like

Last time I checked in with 3D printing startup Structur3D, its unusual paste-extruding machine was a mysterious white box that sat next to a 3D …

Arduino's new 3D printer lets you modify just about everything

If you're a fan of Arduino's tinker-friendly approach to computing, you'll be glad to hear that it's now extending that open philosophy to 3D printers. The company has teamed up with Sharebot to unveil the Materia 101, a small (5.5 inches by 4 inches) printer that's built to be both friendly to …

People are actually buying the Amazon Fire phone

Amazon’s first phone—the Fire Phone—is not a hit with critics, who have mostly panned its interface and app selection. But it is finding <i>some</i> sort of audience: The standard-issue Fire Phone has been Amazon’s top-selling mobile phone all week.<p>Quartz has saved a copy of Amazon’s feed of its top-ten …

Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For example, Duet, the first vibe it produced, charges through USB and can also be used as a thumb drive.<p>Now Crave, which raised a $2.4 million …

Amazon's offering 30 free Android apps to help make you a better person

Another month, another batch of 30 free Android apps courtesy of Amazon. Like the bookseller's last Appstore promotion, the "Summer Self-Improvement Bundle" features $100/£100's worth of complimentary apps, as long as you download them within the next two days (so don't leave it 'til the weekend, …

Jury Awards Ventura $1.8M in Defamation Case

Tuberculosis patient who refused treatment arrested in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Northern California man who refused treatment and disappeared after he was diagnosed with tuberculosis has been arrested and admitted to a local hospital under guard, law enforcement and local health officials said on Tuesday.<p>Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, was ordered to remain …

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

Mother, ACLU sue Border Patrol over son's 'brazen and lawless' shooting

It's been nearly two years since Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot dead, but the Mexican teenager's family still doesn't know who pulled the trigger.<p>Now his mother and the American Civil Liberties Union say the U.S. Border Patrol agents who they accuse of gunning him down must be brought to …

Obama eats ribs with 4 Kansas City letter writers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the …

Detroit mayor takes control of water agency amid shutoff controversy

Detroit's emergency manager turned over control of the city's water and sewage department to the mayor's office Tuesday amid scrutiny over the city's policy of cracking down on water customers with overdue bills.<p>The city began aggressively disconnecting water for city residents who had not paid …

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case against 'American Sniper' estate

A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.<p>The federal jury in St. Paul found Tuesday that the 2012 best-selling book libeled Ventura in describing a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he …

Border Patrol Agent Charged In $60,000 Money-Laundering Scheme

The agent allegedly stashed money in a bank as part of a plan to turn drug money clean.<p>When Border Patrol Agent Raimundo Borjas pulled into the Wilcox border check point along Arizona's deserted Highway 80 at 11:45 p.m., March 21, 2013, he likely assumed his colleagues would quickly wave him …

Killer cold: Winter is deadlier than summer in U.S.

Winter cold kills more than twice as many Americans as does summer heat, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Based on death certificate data from 2006-10, the report's authors found …

Deadly Skin Cancer Cases Jump 200 Percent Since 1973

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.<p>The report blames a generation of sun worshipping for the $8 billion spent to treat all …

China's tainted meat scandal explained

McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.<p>The fast food giant is enormously popular in China where it has 2,000 outlets, each one typically overflowing with hungry crowds.<p>But many McDonald's addicts have been forced to go cold turkey as numerous branches …

Chinese hackers steal Israel’s Iron Dome missile data

A Chinese hacking group has been accused of stealing data from Israel’s billion-dollar Iron Dome missile system.<p>The state-sponsored Comment Crew hacking group, thought to operate out of China, was responsible for attacks from 2011 onwards on three Israeli defence technology companies Elisra Group, …

Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

<b>Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.</b><p>Ruqiya Farah Yarow was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab group, they say.<p>The militants had ordered her to put on a veil, and …

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Army breaks up protests as Yemen raises fuel prices

SANAA (Reuters) - One woman was killed in protests that erupted in Sanaa on Wednesday after the Yemeni government announced a rise in fuel prices.<p>A demonstrator blocks a street with burning tyres during a protest against fuel price hikes in Sanaa July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah<p>Witnesses and …

More VA employees said they were told to falsify data

Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show.<p>Schedulers said supervisors …

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care …

Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Blackwater security guard testified Wednesday that he and two colleagues shot their weapons into a car in Nisoor Square in …

House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have …

Washington detainees begin hunger strike as part of immigration protest

Hundreds of undocumented migrants at a detention centre in Washington state have started a hunger strike, according to supporters, in the run-up to rallies and civil disobedience aimed at forcing through immigration reform.<p>Detainees at the Tacoma facility started refusing food on Wednesday in a …

Georgia governor, Atlanta mayor take differing stands on housing migrant kids

The argument between government leaders over how to handle and where to house the influx of migrant children from Central America is playing out across a couple of blocks in downtown Atlanta.<p>At the gold-domed state Capitol, Gov. Nathan Deal is complaining that the Obama administration didn't tell …

Man killed, planned to eat girlfriend's dog, police say

Onyx was 9 months old, black and white, part dachshund and part chihuahua. She was a family dog, one that Mandy Malone kept in part to play with her grandchildren.<p>Until Onyx ended up in Malone's freezer.<p>How did she get there? According to a criminal complaint filed in a Torrance County, New Mexico, …

Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city …