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'Unusual' Russian flights concern NATO

An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials that come amid other provocations already rattling the West.<p>Multiple groups of Russian military bomber and tanker aircraft, flying under the …

Death toll rises to 16 in Chicago's bloody 4th of July weekend; 82 shot

The death toll from Chicago's bloody holiday rose on Tuesday to 16 after two men who had been shot over the Fourth of July weekend died from their wounds.<p>Over the course of 84 hours during the Independence Day holiday in Chicago, 82 people were shot, prompting calls from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to put a …

Couple's Daring Tornado Wedding Pics Will Blow You Away

Talk about a wedding crasher.<p>A couple in Saskatchewan, Canada, had an unexpected guest photobomb their wedding pictures when a tornado touched down …

Gorgeous Natural Swimming Pool Uses No Chlorine

You don't need chlorine to clean your pool if you surround it with beautiful plants that do double duty to filter the water. This small and simple …

Beautiful Panoramas of Some of the Most Amazing Destinations on Earth

Beautiful vistas and panoramas were shot in the mountainous region surrounding the Polish town of Cieszyn by Jakub Polomski, and can only be …

Photography

This Town Has Been Living Under a Rock for Thousands of Years -- Literally

We've all been asked once or twice if we've spent our lives living under a rock (hey, I spent a solid decade without cable television), but the residents of a very strange town in Spain have the luxury of truthfully answering "yes" to that question.<p>Setenil de las Bodegas, a town with about three …

Café

Is the NSA Hiding Another Heartbleed?

The news of the Heartbleed security hole—and the NSA’s rumored exploitation of the bug—rocked the world last month. What's next?<p>The debate over when, …

Facebook, Google, Microsoft Join Forces to Prevent Another Heartbleed

More than a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM, have joined forces to try to prevent another Heartbleed-like …

See How Google's Self-Driving Car Navigates City Streets

Google's fleet of self-driving cars have already logged 700,000 autonomous miles, and they've become a whole lot smarter along the way.<p>The company …

Google is winding down Google Plus, says report. Does it make sense?

In the wake of Vic Gundotra’s departure from Google, <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that the company actually plans to scale back its Google Plus efforts substantially.<p>Vic Gundotra, who’s been with Google since 2007 following a long stint at Microsoft, is considered the father of Google Plus, and one of the …

The Walking Dead

Why a deadly virus in the Middle East has the entire world on alert

A recent spike in MERS cases could be the beginning of a global outbreak<p>A deadly new virus for which there is no cure and about which little is understood could present a global threat, officials say. It's called Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus -- or MERS-CoV -- and a recent upswing …

Google nabs drone company Facebook allegedly wanted to buy

For a moment, it seemed like Google and Facebook were about to pursue two different techniques to deliver internet signals from the sky: Google with weather balloons, and Facebook with high-flying drones. But now, it seems that Google will own drones as well. Google has just bought Titan Aerospace, …

Cybercriminals already targeting Windows XP

The Internet is already awash with Windows XP scams and booby traps, just four days after Microsoft ends support for XP<p>Cybercriminals have been busy creating numerous scams and fake software updates just days after Microsoft pulled support for its popular Windows XP operating system.<p>We are warning …

Weather forecasts and user photos could be headed to Chromecast's home screen

Google could be looking to the put the main screen of its Chromecast to work, just before it beams videos to your TV. Reddit user asjmcguire recently uncovered HTML code for the dongle's home screen that references current weather and the day's forecast (based on location), complete with the …

Wireless phone charging: Coming to a dashboard near you

The first Qi and Powermat wireless phone chargers are arriving in automobiles as options. How does charging work and why should you care?<p>I'd forgotten to bring a car charging cable on this trip, but when I casually tossed my phone into the center console of the 2014 Toyota Avalon, I was surprised …

Gear & Gadgets

Baby Charged With Attempted Murder, Goes Into Hiding in Pakistan

Relatives of a nine-month-old baby charged with attempted murder in Pakistan have taken him into hiding, a relative said on Tuesday, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on Pakistan's dysfunctional criminal justice system.<p>Mohammad Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore last week, …

Pakistan

Smartphone battery that recharges in just 30 seconds

An Israeli startup has developed a new smartphone battery that can recharge in just under 30 seconds.<p>The advance could change the way we interact …

Associated Press News

Army: Fort Hood suspect had requested leave

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shootings at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks.<p>Three people were killed and 16 others …

U.S. Navy to test laser weapon aboard ship in Persian Gulf

The Navy plans to install a laser weapon prototype on a ship this summer for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf.<p>The technology, called the Laser Weapon System, will be the first of its kind to be deployed, the Navy said.<p>The idea is that the laser could zap dangerous swarming small boats and flying …

J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Follow-Up Will Be Bigger Than You Ever Imagined

<i>Harry Potter fans</i>, GET EXCITED. Warner Bros. is planning "three megamovies" for J.K. Rowling's <i>Harry Potter</i> spinoff, <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i>. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)<p>Rowling wrote <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> in 2001 between publication of the fourth and fifth Potter books, and for those not in the know, …

Film Industry

The art of George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush has painted dozens of portraits of world leaders he worked with while in office. His paintings are on public display for the first time at "The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy,” an exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in …

A 'Highly Unusual' Triple Threat of Storms Over North America

Like obesity, being underweight is also tied to earlier death

<b>A new Canadian review of research on the relationship between weight and risk of premature death finds that having a body mass index in the</b> …

North, South Korea Trade Artillery Fire Across Maritime Border

North Korea has fired artillery shells into South Korean waters, apparently in reaction to military exercises being conducted between the U.S. and …

The Beatles Invasion, 50 Years Ago: Sunday, Feb. 9, 1964

Just before 2:30 on the afternoon of Feb. 9, the Beatles got the signal to take their places for the first of two full dress rehearsals in front of a …

Google Now gets Olympics cards and new commands

The Google Now app… Excuse me, that is to say, Google Now within the Google Search app received new functionality today, bringing options for event reminders, new voice commands and quick access to the Olympics.<p>New voice commands let you make calls or send SMS messages to your contacts. As it …

Android News

Activision CEO: Destiny will be bestselling new franchise ever

The game, expected to launch on Xbox and PlayStation consoles later this year, is the first major release from Bungie since the Halo franchise.<p>Bungie, the development house behind the Halo franchise, might have a hugely successful follow-up ready to go this year, said Activision CEO Bobby …

Activision Blizzard

Cruise virus outbreak one of worst in 20 years, CDC says

Federal health officials confirmed on Friday that norovirus was the culprit that sickened nearly 700 people on a cruise ship this week, and said it was one of the biggest norovirus outbreaks in 20 years.<p>But the source of the outbreak on the Royal Caribbean ship Explorer of the Seas, which returned …

Disease