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California wildfire threatens Yosemite reservoir serving San Francisco

A wildfire raging in the northwest part of Yosemite National Park was expected to advance further into the park on Tuesday and continue to threaten a reservoir that supplies most of San Francisco's water.<p>The so-called Rim Fire has charred more than 160,000 acres, which is larger than Chicago, most …

Apple TV updated with Vevo, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Weather Channel, Smithsonian apps

Today, Apple has issued an over-the-air update to the Apple TV that brings several new content apps. Notably, in line with expectations, an app for the Vevo Music Video service has arrived. Also new are Disney Channel and Disney XD apps.<p>With Apple’s deep partnership with Disney, it is about time …

Syria Strike Reportedly Coming 'Within Days'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The march toward an assault on Syria continues to gain speed this morning as Britain has called a …

Obama's War of Choice in Syria Isn't Defensive or Humanitarian

The seemingly impending war the U.S. is about to launch on Syria is not about saving people from the Assad regime's violence. That is glaringly true given what the Obama administration is actually planning to do.<p>Airstrikes. No, not the kind that will last for months until the Assad regime is …

Apple Patents Smart Home And Media Center Remote Control Via iPhone

The fabled Apple television set is still a fable, lo these many years after it first was whispered into the waiting ear of an analyst or blogger, but today Apple has secured a new patent (via AppleInsider) which could renew interest in rumors of Apple’s television plans, since it describes an …

What really happened on the Revolutionary War's "Dark Day"

In the middle of the U.S. Revolutionary War, there came a day in New England when it seemed that the sun disappeared. Both sides thought that the …

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We've Entered the Age of the 'Anti-Mall'

Tesla Sales Hum In California, Beating Porsche, Land Rover

It's been a good year for Tesla Motors, the luxury electric car maker, particularly in California, where it's selling more cars than Porsche, Jaguar, Lincoln, or Buick. In 2013, the company has sold 4,714 cars in the state, according to the California New Car Dealers Association.<p>Here's a rundown of …

It's Kind Of Ridiculous That MTV Bleeped The Word 'Molly' During The VMAs

For the most part, the lyrics being censored weren't obscenities.<p>Fans of the two songs know among the bleeped content were drug references to "molly" aka MDMA aka ecstasy.<p>Here are the lyrics that were bleeped.<p><b>From "We Can't Stop":</b><p>"So la da di da di, we like to party<br>dancing with Molly<br>doing whatever …

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