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New Mexico's secretary of state faces 65th charge: identity theft

The New Mexico secretary of state, who oversees campaign finance reporting and once bemoaned a "culture of corruption" in the state, has been accused of using her election fund as a personal piggy bank at jewelry stores, ATMs and casinos.<p>Secretary of State Dianna K. Duran already faces allegations …

These Are the Hidden Costs of Buying That Tesla You Always Wanted

Tuesday I picked up my new Tesla. At least it was new to me.<p>In a fit of <i>relative</i> frugality I purchased a used version of the luxury electric Model S, …

In-app purchases flaw exposes developers to costly hacks

Sloppy coding in some popular iOS games allows hackers to give themselves and others thousands of dollars’ worth of in-app purchases for free.<p>The hole was discovered by developers at DigiDNA, creator of a backup tool called iMazing that allows iPhone and iPad users to access their devices’ hidden …

Dalai Lama says any female successor would have to be 'attractive'

The Dalai Lama said in a BBC interview Tuesday that if a woman succeeds him, “that female must be attractive, otherwise it is not much use.” He did not elaborate.<p>The Tibetan spiritual leader, 80, a self-declared feminist, made the remarks while on a nine-day visit to London, where he is promoting …

Tsunami Advisory For Hawaii, Parts of California After Chile Quake

Hawaii and parts of California were on tsunami alert early Thursday after a huge 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of north Chile.<p>It prompted the U.S. Coastguard to urge the public in Hawaii to use “extreme caution” in waters around the main islands. People should prepare for "strong …

2 men arrested after meth lab remnants found in Taco Bell in Iowa

Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa.<p>The Cedar Rapids Police Department says officers found two men outside the restaurant early Tuesday. One identified himself as a Taco Bell employee.<p>Officers entered …

In Iowa, globalization and a culture clash

From the intimate to the ordinary, life in this Midwestern college town is changing. The iconic Hamburg Inn, the diner where presidential candidates have stumped for decades, still dishes up its famous "pie shakes." But take a closer look:<p>Bubble tea shops outnumber Starbucks 3 to 1, and nearly 1 in …

Chinese authorities evacuate hundreds of thousands, cancel flights ahead of Typhoon Chan-hom

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 800,000 people and canceled hundreds of flights as a strong typhoon with wind gusts up to 200 kilometers (125 miles) per hour headed toward the country's southeastern coast on Saturday.<p>Typhoon Chan-hom is expected to hit land Saturday afternoon between …

Doyle: FIFA’s hush money to Ireland over Henry handball is worst insult of all

Of all the revelations about alleged corruption at FIFA and the shenanigans of its executives, from Sepp Blatter down to the hobbit-like U.S. soccer administrator Chuck Blazer keeping a luxury apartment for his cats in Manhattan, one has struck with a particular blistering sting.<p>It's this: The …

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Thousands Gather for the Centuries-Old Appleby Horse Fair

For hundreds of years, members of the travelers community in the United Kingdom have gathered by the thousands in Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Northern England, to sell and trade horses and celebrate as a community. During the loosely organized event, horses are washed, displayed and run for buyers …

Tiger Woods fires opening 73 at Memorial, could have been worse

Tiger Woods has never missed a cut at Muirfield Village. He's in danger zone after a first round that saw him over par.<p>Tiger Woods is still better …

A Look at How the Top iOS Mobile Photo Editing Apps Stack Up

With many cameras now supporting integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, a good number of photographers are editing their photographs while still on the road. …

Dish is in talks to acquire T-Mobile

Satellite-TV carrier Dish Network Corp. finally may have found the merger partner it has been looking for, adding to the wave of consolidation reshaping the nation's media and telecom industries.<p>The Englewood, Colo., company reportedly is in talks to acquire T-Mobile USA Inc. in a deal that would …