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Cruise down the block in your very own superhero car

There is only one Batman, but there are many Batmobiles.<p>WrapStyle Singapore, an automobile styling company, recently rolled out a new line of exotic …

5 ways to get a flight upgrade

But that doesn't mean snagging one is impossible. From surefire tactics to (strategic!) gambles, we've rounded up our top five ways to score a business- or first-class seat.<p>Airlines will often sell unfilled first class seats for a fraction of their original cost once it gets close to take-off, but …

The True Story Behind the Benghazi Movie ’13 Hours’

In Michael Bay’s <i>13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi</i>, a gang of shouting, masked men storm the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, fire …

Government

Ex-NSA boss says FBI's plan for ending encryption is a terrible idea

A former head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) told a conference that the FBI’s attempts to ban encryption are a bad idea, reports CNN.<p>General Michael Hayden, speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Miami Beach came out in favor of encryption saying, “I actually think end-to-end …

Police evacuate Sydney Opera House

The iconic landmark had been cordoned off following unspecified threats stemming from "information on social media," police said. People were cleared …

Australia

'Making a Murderer' convict Steven Avery's ex-fiancee says he's guilty and 'beat me all the time'

Jodi Stachowski did an interview with Nancy Grace's HLN show that aired Wednesday night, in which she says she believes Avery is "not innocent."<p>Asked about her history with Avery, she says that he was physically abusive toward her and that they only had "two" good times together.<p>"He'd beat me all …

PM says Turkish artillery hit IS positions in Iraq, Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish tanks and artillery attacked the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the suicide bombing in …

Watch Tesla Drive Itself To Its Owner After He Summons It Via His Phone

If you thought you needed to spend upwards of $81,000 to drive a car that can park itself without you having to be present behind the wheel (all-new …

'Super-car' unveiled at Detroit motor show

Two legends of the car industry, designer Henrik Fisker and General Motors veteran Bob Lutz, have teamed up to form a new luxury brand, VLF Automotive.<p>But a feud with Aston Martin nearly derailed the unveiling of the new brand's so-called "super-car" at the Detroit Auto Show.<p>Aston Martin said a …

Uncertainty in Guatemala as new president takes office

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — TV comic and political neophyte Jimmy Morales was sworn in as Guatemala's president on Thursday amid uncertainty over how he …

Euro falls to 26-month low against dollar

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The euro fell to a fresh 26-month low Thursday after Mario Draghi reiterated that the European Central Bank would not …

Economics

NSA Director Says Agency Shares Vast Majority of Bugs it Finds

When the National Security Agency discovers a new vulnerability that looks like it might be of use in penetrating target networks, the agency …

Surveillance

Chevy adds LT1 and blown COPO 350 crate motors to catalog

Plus some Z/28 parts, too.<p>Chevrolet has a rich tradition of offering customization accessories and go-fast parts—and the brand's Performance Catalog is testament to it. Now the bible of bowtie speed has been throughly updated with some tasty offerings for 2015, all of which were announced at the …

Sports Cars

5 things we learned about the Ford Mustang King Cobra

Sussing out the juicy details.<p>Yes, the King Cobra is basically all three of Ford Racing's major parts packs screwed onto the 2015 Mustang GT. But there's more to it than that. We spoke to Ford Racing's Jesse Kershaw to answer some burning questions we had about the big snake. This is what we found …

Siemens net profit up 40 percent, outlook cautious

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Industrial equipment maker Siemens says quarterly net profit rose 40 percent but issued a cautious outlook for the coming …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Tesla tops expectations, but misses deliveries: recap

Ashura: Lebanon's Shia defiant in face of ISIL threat

<b>Beirut</b> <b>-</b> Past the barricaded checkpoints, the searching tents, and groups of men with walkie-talkies, hundreds of thousands of Shia Muslims gathered in Beirut's southern suburbs on Tuesday, to commemorate Ashura.<p>On this day, Shia Muslims worldwide mourn the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet …

Drone strike 'kills Yemen al-Qaeda officials'

A senior al-Qaeda official wanted by the United States, and a local leader of the armed group's affiliate, Ansar al-Sharia, have been killed in a drone strike in central Yemen overnight.<p>Shawki al-Badani, a leader of al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) and a designated "global terrorist" by the …

Two teenagers killed by shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Two teenagers were killed by shelling while out playing on a school sports field in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the city’s administration said.<p>The deaths came a day after a separatist leader was sworn in as head of a self-proclaimed …

The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are try­ing to ex­pand their au­thor­ity to hack in­to and loc­ate com­puters by chan­ging an ar­cane fed­er­al rule …

Palestinian Kills Israeli in Jerusalem Attack

In Europe, Spotify Royalties Overtake iTunes Earnings By 13%

Spotify may be smarting from the removal of Taylor Swift’s music catalogue from its platform, and Taylor Swift may not care, since she is riding a sales blockbuster in the form of her new album 1989, but it turns out that in the bigger picture, Spotify’s streaming service continues to gain an edge …

Israel 'on brink of third intifada' after new car attack

A second car attack in Jerusalem, coupled with further confrontations at the Al Aqsa mosque, have increased fears of a third intifada<p><b>Israel</b> was feared to be descending into a third intifada on Wednesday night after a police officer was killed and 14 people <b>injured in a car attack,</b> the second such …

Asia stocks lower after Europe growth downgraded

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly fell Wednesday as the slump in oil prices weighed on energy companies and lower growth estimates …