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Ahmad Khan Rahami: New York bombings suspect arrested after shootout

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old naturalized US citizen, taken into custody as friend says he ‘got more religious’ after trip to Afghanistan, his country of birth<p>A shootout on the streets of New Jersey ended a dramatic manhunt on Monday as police arrested a man suspected of involvement in weekend …

49ers' Ahmad Brooks fined for roughing Saints' Drew Brees

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks didn't agree with his pivotal roughing the passer penalty on Drew Brees that opened the door for a New Orleans Saints comeback Sunday.<p>The NFL sided with the officials and fined Brooks $15,750, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY …

Lindsey Vonn suffers partial ACL tear

Lindsey Vonn partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee in a training crash that at the very least puts …

A-Rod explodes during radio interview, proclaims innocence

"I did nothing." - Rodriguez, several times.<p>Alex Rodriguez seemingly hit his breaking point Wednesday. After leaving his appeals hearing in a fit of anger in the morning, the troubled slugger then went on Mike Francesa's WFAN radio show in the afternoon to deny <i>all</i> the charges that have been levied …

25 of the Best Holiday Jewels

25 of the best holiday jewels to jazz up any outfit.<p>It's that time of year again. Holiday parties, work events, dinners, and Thanksgiving are all reason enough to don a fun party dress and pair of heels, but what about your jewels? Check out our picks for the holiday season and prepare to be …

The Esquire FAQ: The Dow's Record-Setting 16,000

A guide to understanding some of these words on CNBC<p><i>The Dow Jones industrial average topped 16,000 today. Great! But what the hell does that mean? Here's an explainer.</i><p><b>The Dow has hit 16,000! Is there a new dawn in America?</b><p>Likely not. The Dow is a nice proxy for the market but it mostly tells us …

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Oxford Dictionaries Dubs "Selfie" as 2013's Word of the Year

It was the word heard 'round the world—the Oxford Dictionaries has officially dubbed "selfie" 2013’s Word of the Year, beating out Miley Cyrus's …

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Dropbox-Rival Box Is Raising $100M In New Funding At A $2B Valuation

Enterprise cloud file storage firm Box is raising an additional $100 million in capital at a valuation of around $2 billion. A filing with the State of Delaware was first noticed by VC Experts. We’ve heard from sources that Box is indeed raising a new round, at a $2 billion-plus valuation. The …

Is the tide turning? Women filled 60% of tech jobs created this year

Could America finally be making progress toward getting more women into the tech industry?<p>New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests we might be.<p>Of the 39,000 jobs created in tech this year, women filled 60 percent of them. Tech career Hub Dice found that this is the first time …

iPad, meet Apple Store app, finally

The Apple Store app is open for business on iPads.<p>Released on Wednesday, Apple Store for iPad delivers a full-screen experience for people who want to go Apple picking via their tablets. The app delivers high-resolution images of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple products, and lets you tap, …

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Google Wallet adds plastic to its payment repertoire, offers pre-paid debit card

Much as Google Wallet tried to get NFC and phones in general to be the payment form of the future, it seems that the company has realized that many folks are still attached to plastic. To meet that luddite demand, today Google began offering a pre-paid Google Wallet debit card to give access to …

Toxic waste 'major global threat'

<b>More than 200 million people around the world are at risk of exposure to toxic waste, a report has concluded.</b><p>The authors say the large number of people at risk places toxic waste in a similar league to public health threats such as malaria and tuberculosis.<p>The study from the Blacksmith Institute …

French police name arrested Paris gun suspect

<b>French authorities have named a man arrested on suspicion of carrying out recent gun attacks in Paris as Abdelhakim Dekhar.</b><p>He was taken into custody at about 18:00 GMT from a vehicle in a car park in Bois-Colombes, north-west of Paris.<p>Authorities said Dekhar had been jailed in 1998 for his role in …

In its 50th year, Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to 16

As the nation prepares to mark the fiftieth anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, former president Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey were among the luminaries awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom established by Kennedy less than a year before his death.<p>Other awardees of the nation’s …

Iran won't back down in nuclear talks, supreme leader vows

TEHRAN — As Iran and world powers sat down Wednesday for a fresh round of nuclear talks in Geneva, Iran's supreme leader warned that the Islamic Republic would not back down on its resolve to pursue nuclear energy.<p>"We do insist that we will not step back one iota from our rights," Ayatollah Ali …