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Steady stream of abortion cases headed toward high court

Justices won't reconsider decisions striking down Oklahoma laws on mandatory ultrasound and abortion-inducing drugs, but more states are seeking to defend their laws.<p>WASHINGTON — A steady stream of abortion cases are heading toward the Supreme Court, making it only a matter of time before the …

Android 4.4 KitKat will let you choose your own default texting app

Android users will be able to choose third-party apps to handle their text messaging by default when the operating system's next big update, version 4.4 KitKat, eventually launches. On its developer blog, Google notes that many third-party SMS and MMS apps have already been made using workarounds …

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11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Senate Gets A Dose Of Scolding With Its Morning Prayer

It's easy to tune out when the Senate goes through its morning rituals. The president pro tem calls the chamber to order; there's the Pledge of Allegiance. One morning could sound like any other.<p>Except for the past two weeks. Barry C. Black, the Senate chaplain, has been using his morning prayers …

WhatsApp website attacked by Palestinian hackers

WhatsApp, the popular free messaging app, was hacked and defaced yesterday — but don’t worry, it was only the website.<p>A group, which calls itself the KDMS Team of Plaestinian [sic] Hackers” took over the company’s domain whatsapp.com posting pro-Palestine messages and threats toward anonymity. One …

Panasonic will stop selling plasma TVs by March 2014, says Reuters

Panasonic may have developed its final plasma TV panel, but the company said it planned to continue sales into 2014 at least, noting its "responsibility" to customers. The reality may be towards the shorter end of that timeframe, however, as Reuters reports that Panasonic will exit the plasma …

Microsoft to roll out Remote Desktop to iOS and Android later this month

Buried somewhere in a press release about enterprise cloud solutions, Microsoft let slip that with the launch of Windows Server 2012 R2, it will release its Remote Desktop app not just on Windows, Windows RT and OS X, but also iOS and Android later this month. This marks the first time the popular …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Smartphone makers are always looking for another way to wow buyers and get them to pay for new devices. Samsung's giving it a go with the seriously curvaceous Round.<p>Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday …

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Usain Bolt renews Puma sponsorship

<b>Multiple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has renewed his sponsorship deal with German kit-maker Puma until after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.</b><p>The Jamaican, 27, has been with Puma since 2003, and last renewed what is considered to be the biggest sponsorship deal in athletics in 2010.<p>Bolt said …

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Powerful Typhoon Has Hong Kong In Its Sights

Super-typhoon Usagi — the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph — is expected to skirt the Philippines and Taiwan before slamming into the Chinese coast near Hong Kong over the weekend.<p>The storm is forecast to skirt the coast of Luzon in the northern Philippines on …

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Egypt: violent clashes erupt as security forces storm pro-Morsi neighbourhood

Egyptian security forces have fired tear gas and exchanged gunfire with armed groups in the Kerdasah district on the outskirts of Cairo.<p>Security troops stormed into the area to arrest people accused of torching police stations and killing about 11 security officers in clashes that erupted following …

When Public Shaming of Children Fails

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Kids these days are out of control, strutting around in their short shorts, twerking anywhere and …

US police kill 107-year-old suspect in home shootout

<b>A 107-year-old man was killed in a shootout with police, after he held two people at gunpoint in the US state of Arkansas, authorities said.</b><p>Officers were called to a home in the city of Pine Bluff following reports that the man, named as Monroe Isadore, was threatening the pair with a gun.<p>They were …

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44 healthy foods under $1

Here at Greatist, we joke about how to deal with snack attacks and sudden hankerings for chocolate. But for millions of kids and adults across the …

Tunisia crisis: Protesters call for Ennahda resignation

<b>Tens of thousands of demonstrators have marched in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, calling for the resignation of the Islamist-led government.</b><p>The rally marked a 40-day mourning period since the killing of opposition MP Mohammed Brahmi in July.<p>His murder, along with the shooting of another prominent …

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Japan celebrates as Tokyo wins right to host 2020 Olympic Games ahead of Madrid and Istanbul

Celebrations broke out across Tokyo early on Sunday morning at the announcement that the Japanese capital will host the 2020 Olympic Games.<p>People taking part in official events and crowded into bars and restaurants throughout the city erupted into cheers, tears and "banzai" victory shouts after …

Tokyo Will Host The 2020 Summer Olympics, Beating Out Istanbul

It will be Tokyo, not Istanbul or Madrid, who hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee and its president, Jacques Rogge, announced in Buenos Aires Saturday. Rival city Madrid was eliminated in the first round of voting. We have updated this post with the latest</b> …