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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

US expands air campaign against IS group

Jets attack Islamic State positions near strategic Haditha dam, destroying vehicles, fighting position and command post.<p>The US has launched five air attacks on Islamic State fighters threatening the Haditha dam, as Washington widened its air campaign against the group.<p>The attacks on Sunday …

The Apple Event: What's Probably Coming

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>The Apple media cycle is in full swing. Since the company alerted reporters last week to a "secretive" event coming up on Tuesday in Cupertino, California, there's been little else to discuss in the world of tech—except for some stolen celebrity photos that …

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The 10 Biggest, Best-Looking Video Games Of September 2014

The last couple weeks have been weird for the video game universe.<p>#GamerGate has flooded Twitter and video game forums like NeoGaf and various sub-reddits.<p>Gamers and the gaming press have been actively embroiled in the video game culture war, with new hashtags springing up like …

Obama says military will help fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

President Obama has said that the United States military will begin aiding the response to an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa that has claimed the lives of at least 2,100 people in five countries.<p>In an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," Obama said the epidemic was a …

Winners and Losers from Euro 2016 Qualifiers on September 7

The World Cup remains fresh in the memory, but already competitive international football has returned with the beginning of qualification for Euro 2016.<p>54 European nations are set to compete in nine groups for the chance to join hosts France in just under two years.<p>Eight matches took place on …

The US recovery looks sustainable this time | Financial Times

Next week will see the sixth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. No single financial event in the post-war period has cast such a long …

See Iceland's Volcano Raging Under the Northern Lights In 1 Amazing Image

Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson—Arctic-Images.com<p>Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson—Arctic-Images.com<p>Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson—Arctic-Images.com<p>Ragnar Th. …

Jack the Ripper was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, book claims

A self-confessed “armchair detective” claims to have solved perhaps the most notorious whodunit ever by claiming to have discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper.<p>Russell Edwards claims Aaron Kosminski, a 23 year-old Polish immigrant who ended up dying in an asylum, was “definitely, categorically …

Yazidi girl tells of horrific ordeal as Isil sex slave

17-year-old says she is one of about 40 Yazidi women and girls, some as young as 12, still being held captive and sexually abused on a daily basis by Isil fighters<p>A young woman from the Yazidi religious minority captured by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has described the horror of …

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Radamel Falcao Age Rumours Dismissed by Manchester United

Debate over Radamel Falcao's age has once again been raised as a hot topic after the allegation was made that Manchester United only signed the striker to a one-year loan because he's 30 years of age—not 28.<p><i>The Sun</i> (h/t ESPN FC) claims to have uncovered paperwork from Falcao's youth, stating that …

Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane draw each other ahead of The Simpsons / Family Guy crossover

Ahead of the historic crossover between <b>The Simpsons</b> and <b>Family Guy</b> later this month with the Family Guy season premiere ‘The Simpsons Guy’, …

Scotland Would Have To Win 4 High-Risk Bets For Successful Independence

On this occasion, he has come up with an accumulator bet.<p>Salmond needs to win four high-risk wagers to lead Scotland to independence and deliver on the prosperity he claims will come from separating from the U.K. The danger for the people of Scotland is that they could find themselves in a weak …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Archaeologists Discover Two Long Lost Ancient Maya Cities in Jungle of Mexico

In an amazing new discovery in the jungles of Mexico, archaeologists have uncovered two ancient Mayan cities, including ruined pyramid temples, …

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

However, as with many large NASA projects, the SLS has already been delayed from an initial flight in 2017, and lawmakers in Congress, who must approve NASA's budget, are concerned about further delays and cost overruns. Whether NASA is able to keep the project on track remains to be seen, but at …

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Random byes, four-team finals and even easier qualifying: The early days of the Euros

It says much for the slow-burning nature of the European Championship that the man who first suggested the creation of the tournament was dead by the …

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Ranking the Top 10 Strikers in Serie A After the 2014 Transfer Window

Though there were no superstar strikers who joined Serie A over the summer transfer window (unless you count a fading Fernando Torres), the Italian league did manage to hang on to the majority of its quality forwards heading into the new season.<p>Many of those who were challenging for the …

5 Big Nations That Will Fail to Qualify for Euro 2016

The rejigging of the Euro 2016 qualification process appears to have made it almost impossible not to qualify, although you can be sure that there will be plenty of shocks along the way.<p>Two automatic qualification places are available in each group, with the third-placed finishers heading into a …

Jordan Henderson Injury: Updates on Liverpool Star's Ankle and Return

<b>Updates from Monday, Sept. 8</b><p>Despite fears surrounding his fitness, Jordan Henderson started Monday's qualifier for England:<p><b>Original Text</b><p>England manager Roy Hodgson has been dealt another potential injury blow for Monday evening's Euro 2016 qualifier after Jordan Henderson limped out of training in …

20 Big Deals That Could Happen in the January Transfer Window

Here are 20 big deals that could potentially happen in the January transfer window, a time for major European teams to supplement their squads or sign a quick fix.<p>Will the likes of Arturo Vidal, Juan Cuadrado, Lukas Podolski, Marco Reus, Petr Cech, Sami Khedira et al be moving in the upcoming …

Ritual and Domestic Life in Prehistoric Europe

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Bradley<p>This fascinating study explores how our prehistoric ancestors developed rituals from everyday life and domestic activities. Richard Bradley contends that for much of the prehistoric period, ritual was not a distinct sphere of activity. Rather it was the way in which different …

How to Delete Digits in the iPhone Calculator App

This iPhone tip makes a huge difference if you use the Calculator app often. Have you ever had this frustrating Calculator experience? You go to the Calculator app on your iPhone and start entering a long number, but you mistype a digit or two. Up until now, you may have thought that you had to hit …

How to Let Senders Know You Have Read Their iMessage on iPhone

Read receipts notify the senders of iMessages when the recipient reads the message. This is either great or evil depending on your perspective. My colleague and his wife both have read receipts turned on on their phones. That way if a timely iMessage doesn't get read right away, they can call each …

Tip of the Day: Keep Your Photos Safe on Your iPhone

In the wake of the recent hacking and distribution of celebrities' nude photos, you may be wondering how safe your own private photos are. Granted, it's unlikely the unauthorized publication of your photos on the Internet would get same attention as the publication of Jennifer Lawrence's, but it …

How to Make Emails Easier to Find Again Later

If you've ever searched your inbox for an email you're certain you did not delete, but couldn't see it on the list, consider your email-flagging habits. If you know you're going to want to return to an email later, you can make it easier to find when searching your inbox by flagging it. Here’s how …

Top 3 App Deals of the Week

As new iOS apps flood the App Store every day — recently topping 1,000,000 — we know it’s tough to tell which ones are worth their salt. But thanks to our Weekly Scoop, you can have the best for free! Here you’ll find a weekly roundup of the coolest apps free or at a discount for a limited-time …

US military contractors on plane forced to make abrupt landing in Iran

A charter plane carrying US military contractors from Afghanistan to Dubai made an abrupt and unexpected landing in Iran on Friday, in an incident that US officials attributed to a “bureaucratic” issue.<p>There were no indications any US personnel had been forced off the ground or taken into Iranian …