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Obama designates national monument in LA area

SAN DIMAS, California (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday spared from future development nearly 350,000 acres of land within the San Gabriel …

Crematorium Fire Caused By 500-Pound Body In Virginia

It takes two to three hours to burn the average body in a crematorium -- but it only takes minutes for a 500-pound body to burn the roof off a crematorium.<p>A fire that lit up the roof of a crematorium in Henrico County, Virginia, was caused by the corpse of an obese man that got way too hot in the …

Nude Snapchat images put online by hackers

<b>Explicit images believed to have been sent through messaging service Snapchat were reportedly put online, with threats from hackers to upload more.</b><p>Users who had been accessing the service via a third-party app, and not the official Snapchat app, had their images intercepted.<p>As half of its users are …

The Olympus OM-D E

Let’s get meta for a moment. I’ve been putting off this review for far too long.<p>At first, I told myself I wanted to have enough time with my new …

Justice Kennedy allows gay marriage in Nevada

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday allowed same-sex marriage to begin in Nevada, clarifying that an earlier order …

Obama picks black lesbian judge

President Barack Obama has already nominated more African-American judges and more LGBT judges than any previous president. On Thursday, he’ll announce the nomination of Staci Michelle Yandle, the first African-American lesbian federal judge he’s picked.<p>Yandle, who’s in private practice, will be …

Android 4.4 KitKat will let you choose your own default texting app

Android users will be able to choose third-party apps to handle their text messaging by default when the operating system's next big update, version 4.4 KitKat, eventually launches. On its developer blog, Google notes that many third-party SMS and MMS apps have already been made using workarounds …

Backlight: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we explored the technique of back lighting subjects in a blog post so thought it might make a good challenge topic. Backlighting is …

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New Camera Tech Combines Ultra-Wide View with Fine Detail Capture

Researchers at the University of California-San Diego are fine-tuning some new tiny camera technology that could dramatically boost the detail and …

US police kill 107-year-old suspect in home shootout

<b>A 107-year-old man was killed in a shootout with police, after he held two people at gunpoint in the US state of Arkansas, authorities said.</b><p>Officers were called to a home in the city of Pine Bluff following reports that the man, named as Monroe Isadore, was threatening the pair with a gun.<p>They were …

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