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This Guy's Galaxy S4 Caught Fire, And He Says Samsung Won't Give Him A New One Unless He Never Talks About It Again

A man named Richard Wygand recently posted a video on YouTube of his Samsung Galaxy S4 smoking when it was plugged into the wall.<p>The phone was still under warranty and Samsung promised to replace it, according to Wygand. However, Samsung also sent Wygand papers to sign saying he couldn't get a new …

Galaxy S4

California teen set on fire doesn't want to be 'too harsh' on attacker

A Northern California teen who was set on fire on a bus in what authorities believe is a hate crime says the 16-year-old accused of the attack shouldn't be charged as an adult.<p>Sasha Fleischman spoke to reporters about the horrific ordeal after leaving a hospital in time for Thanksgiving, more than …

Environment: News & features

College Textbooks Are Ridiculously Expensive. Two Senators Are Trying to Change That.

Every­one knows that col­lege tu­ition costs have been skyrock­et­ing. But, it turns out, it’s noth­ing com­pared to the growth in col­lege text­book …

Black Friday shopping mania: 5 tips to avoid the mayhem

Black Friday is a uniquely American tradition, the starting line of the holiday shopping season.<p>In recent years, the day known for shopping mania has become a day of mayhem, with reports of shopping-related violence -- a grim tally of people being trampled, pepper-sprayed, Tasered, shot and even …

Flu Season for Humans Raises Questions About Flu Shots for Dogs

You might want to bring man's best friend with you on your way to get a flu shot.<p><b>'Tis the season for a flu shot for you and your loved ones, which may include your dog.</b><p>Yes, that virus that makes you feel achy, miserable, and generally gross can affect Fido, too.<p>Here are the answers to some common …

Using Birth Control Pills May Increase Women's Glaucoma Risk

Taking birth control pills may increase a woman's risk of eye disease later in life, a study finds, because they may reduce protective levels of estrogen.<p>Doctors have long known that cells in the eye have estrogen receptors. But in the past few years they've started looking into whether the changes …

Facebook defends allowing beheadings footage to continue

<b>Facebook will continue to allow users to show footage of beheadings as long as it is posted in "the right context", MPs have heard.</b><p>The social network site has been criticised for allowing such images to be shown, amid warnings they could cause psychological damage.<p>But Facebook's UK and Ireland …

Human Rights

White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.<p>And this all happened while cameras were rolling.<p>Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave …

North Dakota

19 Sad Photos That Show A Dying JCPenney

JCPenney is getting desperate.<p>Once one of the top department stores in America, the company has struggled to turn a profit since failed CEO Ron Johnson's aggressive reinvention plan drove away more than a million of JCPenney's customers.<p>Even though Johnson was fired in April, his legacy continues …

J.C. Penney

Google Has Designed A Throat Tattoo That Is Also A Lie Detector

The tattoo isn't permanent — it's applied to a sticky substance on the skin.<p>The intent of the device is to allow someone to wear a communications device on their throat, keeping a mobile phone or similar device in their pocket. The tattoo communicates with the device, transmitting conversation. …

Lie Detection

Report: Child care costs more than college in much of U.S.

No surprise for parents: Child care costs. And it's getting costlier, a new report finds.<p>In more than half of states, it costs families more to put an infant in a child care center than to cover tuition and fees at a public college, according to a new analysis by Child Care Aware of America, a …

Castro kidnap victim Michelle Knight on Dr Phil show

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1025000/1025410_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532546793_b8d54dfe7e09ce829796760248e2c16f<p><b>A woman who was held in brutal captivity in an Ohio house for 11 years has said she was hung "like a fish" from her feet and neck.</b><p>Michelle Knight is …

Crime

Authorities investigating death of man burned in WeHo on Halloween

The<p>Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departmentis investigating the death of a man who somehow became engulfed in flames Thursday at the West Hollywood Carnaval and later succumbed to his injuries, officials said.<p>Gilbert Estrada, 51, was taken to<p>Cedars-Sinai Medical Centeron Thursday and pronounced dead …

New York City bans sale of cigarettes to under 21s

No one under 21 will be able to purchase tobacco products in New York City<p>New York City has voted to ban the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and tobacco to anyone under the age of 21, raising the previous threshold of 18.<p>New York is the first large city in the US to raise the age limit so high, a …

Driver cited for wearing Google Glass may be first in California

SAN DIEGO -- With every technological advance, society must answer certain questions.<p>One of those questions may have been answered Tuesday night on a busy freeway in San Diego County.<p>Yes, you can get a ticket for driving while wearing the new eyewear-like Google Glass wearable computer, which is …

Google Glass

USC Student Found Dead, Possibly From Alcohol, After Slew Of Student Hospitalizations

Following a slew of alcohol-related student hospitalizations at the University of Southern California, a sophomore was found dead from possible alcohol poisoning.<p>Thu Yain Kyaw, 22, had not been seen since leaving a party Thursday night, NBC reports in the video above. On Sunday night, Kyaw, known …

Banksy captivates New York with guerrilla graffiti art blitz

Famously jaded New Yorkers are getting swept up in the hype over Banksy, the renegade graffiti artist who is leaving his mark across the city this month.<br>Known for his anti-authoritarian black-and-white stencilled images, which have sold at auction for upwards of $2m (£1.2m), the British street …

Montenegro capital’s first pride march ends in tear gas, arrests

<b>(Flickr Creative Commons)</b><p>Twenty officers were injured and a dozen counter-protestors were arrested during Podgorica’s first pride march<p>Katie McDonough<p>October 20, 2013 4:13pm (UTC)<p>The first-ever pride march in Podgorica, Montenegro ended in tear gas and a dozen arrests as police tried to detain …

Netflix's Open Connect is a touchy issue for big cable

There has been a lot of speculation lately that Netflix may soon reach agreements with some big cable operators that will make it easier for consumers to access the streaming service for movies and television shows.<p>But don't get rid of your tablet or Roku, or put off plans for an Internet-enabled …

TV Ratings

UC Berkeley explosion may be tied to copper wire theft

An explosion that ripped through a building at UC Berkeley may be tied to the theft of copper wire that led to a power-system failure, a university spokesman said Monday night.<p>The 6:30 p.m. blast and fire at California Hall left four people with minor injuries. One person was taken to a hospital, …

The moral life of babies

If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been thought that children are born amoral and that it is the job of their culture to teach them the difference between good and …

LAUSD to encourage teachers to wear LGBT 'ally' badges

Beginning Friday, thousands of rainbow "ally" badges will be passed out to Los Angeles Unified teachers and staff members that they can wear to identify themselves as allies of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.<p>The "Out for Safe Schools" initiative coincides with National Coming Out …

Amazon's German Workers Threaten Strike Before Christmas

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon.com's German operations could strike during the Christmas holiday season in a dispute over pay that has been raging for months, a trade union has warned.<p>"If I were Amazon I would not rely on being able to make all deliveries to customers on time before …

Tech and Science

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Science

Signing Trust Act is another illegal-immigration milestone for Brown

SACRAMENTO — On a day when immigrant-rights activists nationwide rallied for action from Washington, Gov.<p>Jerry Brownput California at the vanguard of change, signing sweeping laws aimed at speeding the assimilation of those in the country illegally.<p>Brown signed eight bills Saturday, including one …

U.S. Army Set to Ban Tattoos Below the Elbow or Knees

The U.S. mil­it­ary and tat­toos have an en­tangled his­tory. The rise of the tat­too in pop­u­lar cul­ture star­ted with floods of inked vet­er­ans …

U.S. Army

Educating the world: how to get pupils in developing countries to learn

The low quality of education in much of the developing world is no secret. The Annual status of education report (Aser), produced by the Indian NGO Pratham, has been documenting the poor state of affairs in that country for several years. The most recent report highlights the fact that more than …

Ed Miliband: three higher education policy tips for you

Higher Education Network,Policy,Fees,Student experience,Partnerships,Employability,Funding,Management and administration,Higher education,Education,Labour,Labour party leadership<p>Is higher education dead as a big political issue for Labour? Definitely not, says <b>Emran Mian</b>, so here are some options<p>At …

O.C. city likely to drop Halloween law aimed at sex offenders

An Orange County city will probably toss out a law requiring registered sex offenders to post a sign in front of their homes on Halloween to discourage trick-or-treaters after it was hit with a federal lawsuit alleging the practice is unconstitutional.<p>Registered sex offenders in the city of Orange …