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Napa's surprise fault line triggers earthquake study of the region

When a magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit California's wine country this summer, scientists rushed to California Highway Patrol helicopters to survey the scene.<p>The results were surprising.<p>The earthquake tore up to the surface, producing a 9-mile-long scar that sliced through vineyards, asphalt and even …

Apple Issues Network Time Protocol Security Fix for OS X Users

Apple today released a new security update that’s designed to address a "critical security issue" with the Network Time Protocol service on OS X. Apple recommends that all Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion users install the update "as soon as possible."<p>The update appears to address a problem …

French driver reportedly heard yelling 'Allahu Akbar' slams pedestrians, injures 13

French authorities say that 13 people were injured Sunday when a driver deliberately slammed his car into crowds in several locations around the city of Dijon in eastern France, amid reports that the driver was heard shouting "God is great!" in Arabic.<p>Sky News reported that witnesses also heard the …

U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said.<p>Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in the north of the country, which destroyed Islamic State …

U.S. gas prices fall to lowest since May 2009: Lundberg survey

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 25 cents in the past two weeks, tumbling to its lowest level in more than five-and-a-half years, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday.<p>A woman pumps gas at a station in Falls Church, Virginia …

Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world’s top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market’s biggest slump in years.<p>Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi …

“The Interview” Censorship Protestors Screen Chaplin’s Hitler Parody “The Great Dictator”

A clandestine invite to a “secret screening to protest against censorship” of <i>The Interview</i> did not lead to a showing of the North Korea-skewering film at the center of the Sony Pictures hack. It did raise money for free speech charity Article 19, though. Instead, attendees in London, Rome and San …

North Korea Sony hack over film The Interview was 'vandalism', not act of war, Barack Obama says

North Korea's hack of Sony Pictures was "cyber vandalism" and not an act of war, United States president Barack Obama says.<p>Washington has blamed …

Boko Haram releases video of apparent civilian massacre

<b>MAIDUGURI, Nigeria</b> - A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a …

Apparently, The Holiday Season Is Also Cheating Season (INFOGRAPHIC)

'Tis the season for cuffing -- and for some people, that's true even if they're already <i>in</i> relationships.<p>Mobile dating app Clover announced this week that there's been a 300 percent increase in sign-ups from people already in existing relationships during the month of December.<p>Take that data with a …

What the New Cuba Agreement Means for Travel and Cigars

The new deal eases restrictions on traveling to the country and allows Americans to bring home some of those famous cigars.<p>Sign up to receive the …

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