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5 things: House bill would prevent mandatory GMO labeling

WASHINGTON (AP) — States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering.<p>The legislation …

Russian Bombers Delivered Up Close And Personal July 4th Message to U.S.

In a scene straight out of a bizarro <i>Top Gun</i> sequel, Russian bomber pilots tried their hand at keeping up foreign relations when they flew just 40 …

Rome finally abandons 'too complicated' Roman numerals

Italy to drop use of Roman numerals - which still appear on road signs and official documents - after thousands of years<p>They have survived thousands of years since their birth in ancient Rome, but Roman numerals are finally to be phased out after they were deemed too complicated for the modern-day …

Italy

T-Mobile will pay $17.5 million after outages knocked out 911 nationwide for 3 hours

T-Mobile has agree to a $17.5 million settlement with the FCC, after two related 911 outages knocked out emergency call services for a combined 3 hours.<p>The outages happened on August 8th of last year, according to the FCC, and affected almost 50 million T-Mobile subscribers nationwide. The agency …

Microsoft confirms plans to sell Windows 10 on USB drives, opens preorders on Amazon

Rumors that Microsoft would sell Windows 10 on USB drives have been circulating for weeks, with the company refusing to comment officially on whether it was finally looking to offer a physical media alternative to DVDs. Today, preorder pages showed up on Amazon: Microsoft Windows 10 Home for …

Australia’s 'sunshine state' covered in snow during record cold snap

Australia's eastern states of Queensland and New South Wales – typically known for sun-drenched beaches – experience unusual bouts of heavy snowfall<p>Icy blasts of wind have led to an unusual blanket of heavy snowfall across Queensland – which typically calls itself the “sunshine state” – during some …

There is a crazy theory going around Prague that says Google will acquire Twitter

Outside the main conference sessions much of the chatter among attendees was about whether Facebook or Google was more powerful in terms of reaching the audiences they need. Both have audiences in the billions, but Facebook seems to be innovating faster than Google right now.<p>There was less talk …

OneBoard to rule them all? This smart keyboard PC runs Windows or Android

SHANGHAI -- As manufacturers turn almost every device into something smart and connected, Beijing-based AC000 has come up with a smart keyboard that actually makes sense -- a self-contained computer that can run either Windows or Android operating systems.<p>While keyboard peripherals have been all …

Mobile Devices

Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

We have had multi-core processors in our PCs for over a decade, and today they are considered the norm. At first it was dual-core, then quad-core, and today companies like Intel and AMD offer high end desktop processors with 6 or even 8 cores. Smartphone processors have a similar history. Dual-core …

‘How did they do that?’ New book reveals BlackBerry’s response to original iPhone

Living in a world where the iPhone dominates, and rivals don’t so much compete by doing things differently as by offering cut-rate versions of the same core technology, it can be easy to forget how much of a disruption Apple’s handset actually caused when Steve Jobs unveiled it in 2007.<p>A new book …

Mexico deadly tornado sweeps though Ciudad Acuna

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1169000/1169471_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529401097_cd4e459d230c44a2c0d3e46ca043a173<p><b>At least 13 people have been killed by a tornado that hit the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna.</b><p>Hundreds of homes have been damaged or …

Floods

Woman Hanging on Shell Ship Since Friday Ends Drill Protest

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning.<p>Student activist Chiara D'Angelo requested assistance getting down …

Senior Israeli diplomat: 'This land is ours'

Four Cancer Charities Accused of Pocketing $187M in Donations

Four cancer charities and their operators have been charged with shamefully bilking $187 million from consumers, the Federal Trade Commission …

3 anti-nuclear activists released from federal prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker were released from prison …

Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan, aid groups withdraw | Reuters

JUBA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan’s northern Unity State and humanitarian organizations have withdrawn staff from the area, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other groups said on Saturday.<p>Men sit inside vehicles of the …

Amal Clooney to accuse late Prime Minister Ted Heath of complicity in torture of detainees

Amal Clooney, the barrister wife of the Hollywood actor George Clooney, will meet with nine men – known as the 'hooded men' – who are bringing a legal action against the UK Government<p>Amal Clooney, the lawyer wife of George Clooney, will accuse a former Conservative Prime Minister of authorising the …

Snake returns for modern smartphones but can it swallow Candy Crush Saga?

Taneli Armanto put Snake on the Nokia 6110 phone in 1997, and is now working on Snake Rewind for iOS, Android and Windows Phone<p>Long before Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans and Angry Birds, Nokia’s Snake was the king of the mobile gaming world – not least because it was installed on every single …

Windows Phone

SpaceX Dragon passenger capsule passes key test

It worked.<p>SpaceX performed a two minute test of its Dragon space capsule Wednesday morning, completing a key step toward its plan to carry astronauts for NASA by 2017.<p>The space capsule and its "trunk,"which attaches to the bottom of the capsule, blasted off of a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

US approves ferry service between Cuba and Florida

<b>Passenger ferries could be set to run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years after the US government approved new services.</b><p>Services between the two countries stopped when the US imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in 1960.<p>But Washington announced the restoration of diplomatic …

Watch the incredible first test flight of Jeff Bezos's mysterious new rocket

Blue Origin, the commercial spaceflight company founded by Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, just tested its first suborbital rocket and the results were pretty impressive.<p>Just like SpaceX's Elon Musk, Bezos is trying to develop reusable rockets. Rockets that could be used over and over again would …

The Great Space Twins Study Begins

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Baltimore police illegally detained many protesters, public defender says

Nearly half the people arrested during the unrest that roiled Baltimore on Monday night were released Wednesday night, and the city public defender's office contends they were held in cramped and dangerous conditions.<p>Deputy Public Defender Natalie Finegar said 101 people were released from the …

Comcast to drop $45 billion Time Warner Cable bid — report

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.Getty / Scott Olson<p>Comcast is going to drop its $45.2-billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable, Bloomberg's Alex Sherman reports.<p>Comcast is bowing out of bidding amid expectations that regulators were going to kill the deal anyway.<p>Bloomberg says Comcast's announcement will …

Homeland Security to Open Satellite Cyber Office in Silicon Valley

The Department of Homeland Security says it will open a satellite office in Silicon Valley to better collaborate with tech companies in the fight against cyberattacks. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson made the announcement Tuesday in an address at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. RSA is …

Silicon Valley

German court rules Adblock Plus is legal

Following a four-month trial, a German court in Hamburg has ruled that the practice of blocking advertising is perfectly legitimate. Germany-based Eyeo, the company that owns Adblock Plus, has won a case against German publishers Zeit Online and Handelsblatt.<p>These companies operate Zeit.de, …

Iran to appoint first female ambassador since 1979 Islamic Revolution

President Hassan Rouhani had promised to reform women's rights when he was elected<p><b>Iran</b> will appoint its first female ambassador abroad since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, according to reports.<p>The post would go to Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, one of Iran's most high-profile female …

South Asia