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Iran Is Building a Fake U.S. Aircraft Carrier

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an Iranian shipyard on the Persian Gulf, a non-working mock-up of an American aircraft carrier is …

Sochi 2014: 10 stand-out spectators at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

Featuring the greatest unintentional selfie ever … and Santa. We take a look at the spectators who’ve made the Sochi Games such a colourful affair<p>• Check out our other ‘10best’ galleries from the Sochi Games: 10 multiple exposures – 10 amazing Sochi sunsets – 10 great agony and ecstasy pics

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Obamacare to cut work hours by equivalent of 2 million jobs: CBO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s healthcare law will reduce the American workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, prompting Republicans to paint the law as bad medicine for the U.S. economy.<p>U.S. President …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Mystery Bodies, Explosives Discovered Near Winter Olympics Site

Russian security forces launched an aggressive "anti-terrorism sweep" today after coming across multiple unexplained deaths and explosive devices in …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

Smithsonian calls video games art, adds two to permanent collection

'Flower' and 'Halo 2600' to be housed in the museum<p>While society at large questions whether video games can be art, to the world's largest museum, the question has already been answered. The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced yesterday that it has added two video games to its permanent …

Teen Drunk Driver With 'Affluenza' Is Being Sued For Millions By His Victims

Many of those family members were outraged when 16-year-old Ethan Couch got probation after a psychologist testified he had "affluenza" — meaning he thought he was immune from punishment because he was rich.<p>Couch's family may still be on the hook for millions in related civil litigation, though. …

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Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

Jameis Winston still has heart set on playing baseball, too

NEW YORK — Long before Jameis Winston enrolled at Florida State, his dream was to play baseball and football at the college and professional levels.<p>Winning the 2013 Heisman Trophy hasn't done anything to change those goals.<p>Speaking to reporters late Saturday night after he won the Heisman in a …

The World's Largest Vessel Enters The Water In South Korea

Shell has just floated the hull of the world's largest vessel out of its dry dock in South Korea. It's so massive that if you stood it up, it would be 1,601 feet tall, reaching higher into the sky than the Empire State Building.<p>The vessel, called the Prelude, will actually be used more as a …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy flight controls, and I …

E-ZPass bills man $202k for continually passing without paying

Michigan does not have toll roads, which is a problem for many of the MI-based <i>Autoblog</i> staffers when traveling out of state. We simply don't acknowledge E-Z Pass or think all that much about toll booths, because we just don't deal with them at home, and when highway hypnosis sets in it's easy to …

Bengals at Chargers will be first blackout of NFL season

San Diego's game against the Bengals on Sunday will be the first NFL game of the 2013 season to be blacked out on local television.<p>It took 13 weeks, …

Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.<p>Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their …

NFL on defense with tax break

The NFL is the most powerful brand in sports, a $9 billion-a-year behemoth that will reach upward of 50 million households on Thanksgiving Day.<p>But while millionaires play in stadiums built by billionaires this holiday, the NFL front offices will continue to enjoy a tax break that other …

Historic defeat for EU as Ukraine returns to Kremlin control

Ukraine bowing to pressure from Russia is the first major defeat for the EU in its eastward march since the fall of Communism<p>Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine is slipping back under Kremlin control. Ukraine’s shock decision to opt for Vladimir Putin’s Russia and pull out …

Republicans Voice Little Appetite For New Shutdown Fight

* "Happy to let president stew in his own soup"<p>* Conservatives trust Ryan to refuse tax hikes in talks<p>* Some eye February debt limit deadline for benefit cuts<p>By David Lawder<p>WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican conservatives who took a hard line in the fight over October's government …

Madoff victims may share in $2.35B federal fund

The new federal fund is different from the Madoff recovery and repayment effort pursued by a court trustee.<p>NEW YORK — Victims of Bernard Madoff's infamous Ponzi scheme have a chance to make claims for a share of a $2.35 billion federal recovery fund, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said …

Carl Icahn Owned 3.9 Million Shares Of Apple As Of September 30

Icahn revealed on social media platform Twitter on August 13 that his investment firm had a "large position" in Apple, but did not specify the size of the stake at the time.<p>Icahn, who has demanded a $150 billion buyback publicly and privately to Apple chief executive Tim Cook since August, has said …

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Snapchat Rejected A $3 Billion All-Cash Offer From Facebook

According to a new report from Evelyn M. Rusli and Douglas MacMillan at the WSJ, Facebook offered $3 billion in cash to buy Snapchat, but Snapchat turned it down.<p>This is not the first time that Facebook tried to buy Snapchat. Zuckerberg previously offered $1 billion for Snapchat and was rejected.<p>In …

Social Media

The Braves Are Abandoning Atlanta and Their 17-Year Old Baseball Stadium

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a surprising bit of off-season baseball news, the Atlanta Braves are packing up and moving out to …

Harlem Globetrotters Player's Dunk Takes Down Whole Basket in Scary Accident

Bull Bullard of the Harlem Globetrotters threw down a dunk off an alley-oop during a game in Honduras, and the whole basket came down on top of him.<p>The backboard lacerated Bullard's forehead before hitting the floor and shattering. Fortunately, the 6'4'' guard was able to walk off the court after …

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …