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Android vs. iPhone: Which Should You Buy?

Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal. Amanda Bynes vs. Twitter.<p>The world is full of great rivalries, and for smartphones, …

Associated Press News

China floods trigger landslide, bridge collapse; dozens remain missing

Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, triggered a landslide that buried up to 40 people Wednesday. Rescue workers with search dogs rushed to the site in the city of Dujiangyan, in Sichuan province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.<p>On Tuesday, the flooding caused the …

Senate to vote on restoring lower student loan rate

The rate doubled to 6.8 percent on July 1st due to congressional inaction<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying to restore lower interest rates on student loans.<p>A procedural vote is scheduled for Wednesday on a Senate measure that would return rates on subsidized Stafford loans to 3.4 …

NY judge: Apple conspired to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. broke antitrust laws and conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing "compelling evidence" from the words of the late Steve Jobs.<p>U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said Apple knew that no publisher could risk acting …

Foul Play, Negligence Not Ruled Out In Quebec Train Disaster

Quebec police are looking into whether Saturday's train derailment and the massive explosions that followed in the small town of Lac-Megantic were caused by "foul play or criminal negligence," CBC News reported Wednesday morning.<p>"We are conducting a criminal investigation. We are not neglecting …

Loonie ends lower as greenback continues to strengthen

The Canadian dollar closed lower Tuesday as strong U.S. data on manufacturing, housing and consumer confidence reinforced the view that the U.S. Federal Reserve will move to ease up on one of its key stimulus programs.The loonie slipped 0.21 of a cent to 95.16 cents (U.S.) amid rising U.S. bond …

Economics

This Map Shows The Most Famous Brand From Every State

Graphic artist Steve Lovelace has created a map of the most popular brand in every state.<p>Lovelace wrote on his blog that he was inspired to create the map after reading an article about corporate feudalism.<p>Wendy's wins for Ohio, while Apple rules in California.<p>Check it out:

Ohio

Libor scandal: regulators launch global review

Global regulators are to launch one of the widest reviews of interbank lending rates and establish a taskforce to examine whether current benchmarks are fit for purpose in the wake of the rate-rigging scandal.<p>Mark Carney, chairman of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and incoming Governor of the …

Investing

Obama aims to sidestep Congress with new initiatives to reduce carbon emissions

President Barack Obama will direct his administration on Tuesday to begin addressing the issue of climate change with a series of ambitious executive branch actions, sidestepping a Congress that has displayed little appetite for addressing the issue.<p>Among a range of initiatives aimed at cutting …

Court Upends Voting Rights Act

Justices End Nearly 50 Years of U.S. Oversight of Election Laws in Much of the South<p>WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court nullified a core provision of the Voting Rights Act in an ideologically divided ruling that eroded a landmark of the civil-rights era and threw the issue into the lap of a gridlocked …

Right To Vote

US whistleblower Snowden 'still in Moscow airport'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/989000/989790_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524615593_f14f65512590ba95781921285b457a30<p><b>Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden is still in the transit area at Moscow airport, Russia's President Vladimir Putin has confirmed.</b><p>"He is a …

Surveillance

Associated Press News

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Foresee: The Weather App that Lets You Plan for the Future

Foresee ($0.99) by BorderLeap, LLC is a weather-based activity scheduling app.<p>Most weather apps try to let you know if you’ll be needing an umbrella. …