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Turkish President: 200 Iraqi Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani

<b>(CNN) —</b> A deal has been reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces to pass through Turkey to help Syrian Kurdish fighters in the besieged town of Kobani, just over the border in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.<p>The Syrian Kurdish fighters had originally declined the …

Here's why Apple doesn't have a MacBook Air with a Retina display

Another Apple event has come and gone, and there's still no MacBook Air with a Retina display. I won't blame you if you're frustrated -- now that there's a 5K iMac, the Air is Cupertino's last screen-packing computer to ship without an extreme-resolution display. For that matter, competitors …

Islamic State 'training pilots to fly fighter jets'

<b>Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State are training its members in Syria to fly three captured fighter jets, according to a UK-based activist group that monitors the conflict.</b><p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said witnesses had seen the planes being flown around a military airport …

President Obama's Credit Card Was Declined

President Obama has many impersonators. So you can’t blame his credit card company for being a bit skittish about identity theft.<p>While signing an executive order on Friday mandating chip-and-pin technology on all federal government credit and debit cards, the president revealed that his card was …

Message in bottle from Hawaii washes up in California 4 years later

It took the high California surf to finally deliver a bottle containing a message written four years ago in Hawaii.<p>David Wilson told KEYT in San Luis Obispo that he found the bottle during a fishing trip at Shell Beach last weekend with his girlfriend and her daughter.<p>The beach was empty as they …

Pakistani Taliban pledges support to ISIL

The Pakistani Taliban has declared it is backing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and ordered fighters across the region to help the group in its campaign to set up an Islamic caliphate.<p>In a message on Saturday marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, the Pakistani Taliban said it fully …

How Gravity And 100-Year-Old Tech Can Help Solve The Energy Storage Problem

Push a heavy train up a hill when power is aplenty. Let it roll back down when electricity is needed. Simple as that, says the startup pursuing the unconventional idea.<p>One of the biggest challenges for renewable power like wind and solar has always been storage, so the grid can keep running cheaply …

ISIS Became The Richest Terrorist Group Ever By Raising Money Like A Mafia

The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any other terrorist group in history," said a U.S. intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified assessments. Such riches are one reason that American officials are so concerned about the …