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We’re Getting Awfully Close to Full Employment

There is one prism through which we should analyze the April jobs numbers released Friday and each of the remaining reports in 2017: How close to full employment are we, really?<p>That is the apparently simple yet oh-so-complex question that matters most for both policy makers at the Federal Reserve …

11 default iPhone apps you can replace with much better ones

Delete Maps, Mail and Safari and never look back — there are much better versions of the default apps you get when you first get a new iPhone.<p>You …

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Three storm chasers killed in West Texas car crash

Three storm chasers were killed Tuesday after their cars collided at an intersection during severe West Texas storms.<p>Lt. Bryan Witt of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash involved a Jeep and a Chevrolet Suburban sport utility vehicle. He says one person was in one vehicle and two …

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Add Vibrancy and Warmth to Photos With Light Bleeding

Sometimes it takes more than simple color correction to make a good photo into a great photo. If you have a scenic picture that could use just a …

THE DEVIL'S MUSIC

“Rock 'n' roll is 99% Sex!” <br>—John Oates from <i>Hall & Oates</i><p><b>Both Satanists and Wiccan witches adore and worship the Pagan god, Pan, the world's most</b> …

This Week in Pictures

From military operations and peaceful protests to cat shows and foam parties — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

Multitasking With Macro

We took a Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens into the field to shoot everything from close-ups to broad scenics. Your macro isn't limited to small …

The best Pokémon Go apps could get you banned from the game

It's no wonder why — as players keep overloading the game's server capacity, Pokémon Go developer Niantic seems to have turned off critical Pokémon-tracking features just to keep up. It means that these outside apps are often the only way to know where any given Pokémon is hiding.<p>So let's just say …

Apple Releases New iOS 9.3 Version To Fix Major Bugs

Last week, it was revealed that an Apple iOS 9.3 glitch was causing older iPhones and iPads to become bricked. That is why Apple released an updated build of iOS 9.3 for users that were affected by the “activation bug.” The new version is still called iOS 9.3, but it has an updated build number …

Apple confirms it will livestream March 21st event for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Windows users

Apple has confirmed it will be livestreaming its just-announced March 21st media event, expected to feature several product unveilings including a 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7 inch iPad Pro. Although all recent Apple events have been streamed online (with varying levels of success), it is nonetheless …

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Jamie Foxx shows off Siri in new iPhone 6s ads

Apple debuted three new iPhone 6s ads over the weekend, showcasing not only the new features of Apple’s latest handset, but also its impressive ability to rope in A-list stars to help sell its products.<p>Two of the ads, “Flip a Coin” and “Crush,” feature <i>Django Unchained</i> star Jamie Foxx, while the …

Apple faces class action lawsuit over Wi-Fi assist data usage

Company faces lawsuit alleging $5m damages for feature which uses mobile data when Wi-Fi is underperforming<p>Apple is facing a $5m lawsuit over a feature in the new version of iOS which uses mobile data when Wi-Fi connectivity is weak.<p>The feature, named “Wi-Fi assist”, senses when there are problems …

Chase Utley’s hard slide at second base swings Game 2 — and maybe the NLDS — toward Dodgers

By Barry Svrluga<p>Barry Svrluga<p>Sports columnist with beat writing experience on baseball, golf, the NFL, college basketball and college football<p>Email Bio Follow<p>LOS ANGELES — Chase Utley had no intention, none whatsoever, of touching second base Saturday night. This was not his concern as he barreled …

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The Extraordinary Journey of Yogi Berra

In 90 years, the Yankee legend lived many lives: war veteran, humorist, manager and baseball’s greatest catcher<p>He was a spectacular baseball player. That sometimes gets forgotten in all the folksy warmth surrounding Yogi Berra, who died Tuesday at age 90. The numbers are staggering, almost …

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Cocoa, fruit and tea can help keep heart healthy, study says

Substances found in cocoa, fruit and tea could help healthy people keep their heart and circulation in good working order as they get older, according to researchers in Germany.<p>Healthy middle-aged people who consumed two flavanol drinks a day had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels than a …

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When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh

<i>In this installment of NPR's series</i> Inside Alzheimer's, <i>we hear from Greg O'Brien about losing his sense of taste and smell, and how he's learning there's much more to a good meal than food. O'Brien, a longtime journalist in Cape Cod, Mass., was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.</i><p>…

Barkley’s views unchanged despite Warriors’ small ball success

Say what you will about <b>Charles Barkley</b>. But you can’t say he waffles.<p>In an exclusive interview with The Chronicle, the NBA Hall of Famer and longtime Warriors critic did not capitulate:<p>•He still believes jump-shooting teams cannot win in the NBA.<p>•He is certain the Cavs would have beaten the …

Duggars not shy about parenting advice

The Duggars, known for their TLC show “19 Kids and Counting,” are in the spotlight following the public revelation that Josh, the oldest son in the family and a conservative activist, molested underage girls as a teenager.<p>“Due to the nature of this incident and the misrepresentation of information …

Apple Loop: Frustrating iPhone 6S Leaks, iOS 8.4's Nasty Surprise, Apple Music Corrupts iTunes

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a look at the disappointing iPhone 6S leak, the launch of Apple Music, iOS 8.4′s strengths and weaknesses, the update to iTunes 12.2 and issues with iCloud Music, the new iPod range, Apple’s US market share …

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My daughter, who lost her battle with mental illness, is still the bravest person I know

By Doris A. Fuller<p>I lost my darling daughter Natalie to mental illness last month. She killed herself a few weeks short of her 29th birthday by stepping in front of a train in Baltimore.<p>Natalie and I wrote a book together when she was 16: “Promise You Won’t Freak Out: A Teenager Tells Her Mother …

How the Civil War Changed America Forever

On April 9, 1865, the Rebel yell rang out for the last time over a contested battlefield. Outside Appomattox Court House, the half-starved …

War

Sarah Brady, widow of James Brady, dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sarah Brady, who with her husband, James Brady, pushed for stricter gun control laws, including the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, died Friday, her family said.<p>Brady, 73, died of pneumonia, the family said.<p>"Sarah courageously stepped up after Jim was shot to prevent others from …

Cell Extortion: Inmate Phones Leading to Violence, Fraud

U.S. news<p>The voice on the phone told Addis Thompson that his local sheriff's office in Macon, Georgia had a warrant for his arrest. Thompson had missed jury duty, said the man, who identified himself as an officer. Thompson could pay a fine, or go to jail.<p>"Being an old man,” said Thompson, who is …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

Cutting down sugar in your diet may be one of the best actions you can take to improve your health and your weight. Here are four steps to help you cut down sugar in your diet. You'll want to follow the steps in order, except for step four which can be taken whenever you want.<p>The average American …

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