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Richmond shooting: Dead suspect had 'extensive' criminal record

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man who fatally shot a state trooper at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond had a long criminal record, the head of the Virginia State Police said Friday.<p>James Brown III had faced multiple gun violence and drug charges in Illinois, Col. W. Steven Flaherty told reporters. The .40-caliber …

Crime

Does Hollywood Have a Blockbuster Problem, or Do We?

Looking back at this year’s summer movies, it’s hard not to feel a sense of disappointment. But are we maybe expecting too much from the season?<p>With only a few stray major releases left—<b>Jesse Eisenberg</b> and <b>Kristen Stewart’s</b> stoner action comedy (yes) <i>American Ultra</i>, <b>Zac Efron’s</b> E.D.M. D.J. saga (yes)</i> …

Movies

How to Keep Tomatoes Fresh for Longer

<i>Don't let good tomatoes go bad.</i><p>If you want to get a room full of food lovers fired up, announce to everyone that you refrigerate your tomatoes and watch the vitriol flow. After all, refrigerating tomatoes is an absolute no-no—right?<p>As Harold McGee, our go-to guy for all food science questions, laid …

Tomatoes

Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones Now On Sale Globally

Mobile market latecomer Canonical claims “latent demand” for its tardy but alternative smartphone OS has encouraged its OEM partner, BQ, to open up availability of its handsets to buyers anywhere in the world, not just in Europe.<p>The first Ubuntu-based smartphone launched in Europe this February, …

Google to restructure into new holding company called Alphabet

‘Slimmed down’ Google will be largest subsidiary of parent company, whose structure is said to be similar to that of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway<p>Google is dead. Long live Alphabet.<p>The tech company announced on Monday that it would rebrand itself as Alphabet – a new holding company whose …

Google Fiber

The 8 Avocado Hacks You Want And Need

Avocado is a glorious food. Those folks who know it show it with complete adoration. From finding ways to incorporate avocado into every meal to showing one's love with avocado swag, fans of this green fruit are fierce.<p>For all you avocado devotees out there, we put together a list of the eight most …