Lisa Hardy Wootton

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In Cuba, An Underground Network Armed With USB Drives Does The Work Of Google And YouTube

In a country nearly devoid of Internet access, the weekly distributors of El Paquete create a window to online content.<p>Huddled around a laptop at the bottom of a stairwell in Havana, a group of three teenage boys banter as they skip between video clips and music. A fourth arrives with some ice …

The FBI needs help finding 250 teenage victims of 'sextortion' scheme

Ashley Reynolds was just 14 when she became a victim of "sextortion."<p>Lucas Chansler, a 26-year-old Florida man training to be a pharmacist, contacted …

Crime

Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October

Netflix is ready to become a home for feature films, giving the industry a new outlet for movie production in an era of declining ticket sales – a trend that has led to a large influx of what studios’ believe will be sure-fire hits, like remakes and sequels. The first film out of the gate is …

US army to cut 40,000 troops over next two years

Under the plan the Army will have 450,000 soldiers at the end of the 2017 budget year, its smallest number since before the United States entered Second World War<p>The US Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years to save money at home and abroad, a US defence official …

Air Force Fighter Jet Collided With Private Plane: FAA

Search teams were scouring South Carolina marshlands for the bodies of two people killed when their small plane collided in midair Tuesday with an Air Force fighter jet, officials said.<p>The F-16 Fighting Falcon collided with the civilian Cessna C150 just after 11 a.m. ET, about 11 miles north of …

Swiss postal service says tests will run until the end of July although the widespread use of drones is not likely to kick in for another five years<p>Switzerland’s postal service said on Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen …

Unmanned Aircraft

Greece given days to agree bailout deal or face banking collapse and euro exit

Athens told to present convincing details or EU leaders will hold emergency meeting in Brussels on Sunday to deal with Grexit<p>Greece has 48 hours to strike a new bailout deal with its eurozone creditors or face a banking collapse, a humanitarian emergency, and the start of an exit from the single …

Europe

Apple reportedly preps biggest iPhone order ever for new devices

Apple plans to build more iPhones than ever before for the new models expected later this year, according to a report.<p>The Cupertino, Calif., smartphone giant has asked suppliers in Asia to make 85 million to 90 million units of two new iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens for release later …

iPhone

24 suspected Islamic State militants sentenced to death for Tikrit massacre

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death 24 suspected Islamic State members accused of taking part in the slaughter of hundreds of military recruits from a former U.S. base known as Camp Speicher last summer.<p>Fighters with the Sunni Muslim extremist group captured the troops when the militants …

Prosecutor spars with expert who says Colorado theater shooter is insane

Prosecutors continued a blistering attack Wednesday on the accuracy and thoroughness of a second defense expert who concluded James Holmes was so mentally ill he couldn't tell right from wrong when he carried out a deadly attack at a Colorado movie theater.<p>Dr. Raquel Gur will return to the stand …

Apple to order largest-ever production run for next iPhone

Company asks suppliers to manufacture 85m to 90m units of two new models with 4.7-inch and 5-inch displays, according to reports<p>Apple is preparing for the largest initial production run for its next iPhones by the end of the year.<p>The company is asking suppliers to manufacture 85m to 90m units of …

Mobile Technology

Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'

<b>As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world.</b><p>An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep …

China-Turkey relationship strained over Uighurs

<b>Burnt Chinese flags, attacks on Chinese restaurants, alleged attacks on tourists who were mistaken for being Chinese and protests across the country.</b><p>For the last 10 days anti-Chinese sentiment has been on the rise in Turkey.<p>Turkish Muslims and Uighurs from the far western region of China share …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumor roundup (updated 8/5)

The first half of 2015 has concluded and we have seen some amazing devices hit the market. Among the best are the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the HTC On M9 and the LG G4, but let’s not forget there is more to come. As it goes with every year, another herd of important smartphones are to reach store …

Phones

Willem Jonkers: The Fisheye Master Of Street Photography

<b>All Images (c) Willem Jonkers</b><p><i>Willem Jonkers is not quite your average street photographer. His work is rather unique. Although he chases many of the same subjects as the other few million street photographers out there, he does so with an 8mm fisheye lens. This slight deviation from the normal</i> …

Windows Phone is as good as dead

With Wednesday's layoffs, Microsoft, saddled with the losing mobile hand that is Windows Phone, has essentially folded. The bulk of the 7,800 people …

Windows Phone

Tears, Family Memories Emerge During Confederate Flag Debate

Amid the impassioned debate over whether to keep the Confederate flag on the grounds of South Carolina's Capitol grounds, one Republican's emotional call for its removal stood out on Wednesday night.<p>As a group of Republicans fought to keep the flag, Rep. Jenny Horne scolded her GOP colleagues for …

The exodus from Syria has reached 'almost biblical proportions'

Half of Syria is on the run.<p>In what is now being called the largest exodus from a single conflict in a generation, more than 11 million Syrians are either displaced from their homes inside the country, or have fled across the border.<p>"That is an implosion of absolutely fundamental, almost biblical …

3 sisters missing in Wyoming wilderness are found safe

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Three Midwestern sisters who were missing for days in a rugged Wyoming wilderness area were found alive in a remote area and …

Man accused of killing 7 people in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

A man killed seven people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a seven-week period during shooting rampages in which at least some victims may have …

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Minnesota Boy Dies of Rare Brain Infection After Swimming in Lake

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Swimming

Queen Elizabeth and Her Corgis: A Love Story

Michael Joseph Gross reveals the private history of Her Majesty’s kennels and the essential role the pups have played in her reign.<p>At the Wessex Vale Crematorium, on Bubb Lane, in the Southampton suburb of West End, mourners gathered on Friday, September 5, 2014, for a memorial service in honor of …

Walmart to ‘melt’ class rings bearing Confederate flag rather than complete orders

An Arkansas woman who went to pick up the class ring she ordered from Walmart left disappointed, after store officials told her the retailer's new policy barred them from turning the item over -- because it bore an image of the Confederate flag.<p>Elaine Glidewell told KFSM someone from the store in …

The 50 Most Amazing #BestTowns2015 Photos

@rockcreekgear: Chattanooga<p>Back in April, we asked for wild card submissions on Instagram for the final four entrants to our Best Towns 2015 contest. We were blown away by your submissions, and a wild card entrant, Port Angeles, almost won the whole thing. Here are some of our favorites.<p>The sun …

Judge Orders Release of Kids Sent to Detention Center for Refusing Lunch With Their Dad

A Michigan judge has ordered the release of three children from a juvenile detention facility where they were placed after the kids refused the judge’s order to meet with their dad.<p>Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca sent the children — ages 9, 10 and 15 — to a juvenile detention center on June 24 …

Siblings

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Arriving In August To Beat New iPhone Launch, Says Report

Samsung is reportedly planning to move up the launch of its new Galaxy Note line to the middle of August, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal cites a source that is “familiar with the matter.” By moving up the launch, Samsung would likely beat the new Apple iPhone …

Galaxy Note