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Video Shows Chicago Commuter Train Derailing, Charging Up Escalator

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yesterday, an eight-car commuter train derailed in Chicago's O'Hare airport, crossing a platform and …

President Obama Prepares to Meet the People's Pope

The focus of the conversation when President Barack Obama meets Pope Francis on Thursday is expected to be the gap between the rich and the poor. …

Clinton Is Polling Like an Incumbent, And That Could Help Her in 2016

We’re more than 20 months from the first Republican presidential primary, and the pool of candidates is inchoate. Pollsters are asking voters about …

First Asteroid With Rings Discovered

Move over, Saturn—rings aren't just for giant planets anymore.<p>Saturn has rings, of course, and so do the other gas giants of our solar system—Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune—albeit wispier ones than Saturn's.<p><b>But until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of</b> …

Ukraine crisis: EU is drafting powerful sanctions against Russia, says Cameron

A "strong, robust and powerful" package of trade, financial and economic sanctions is being drawn up by the European Union for use if Russia intervenes in eastern Ukraine, David Cameron told MPs.<p>The prime minister was reporting back to the Commons on meetings over the past four days with his EU …

No fresh signs of life in search after devastating Washington landslide

They've been at it for parts of five days, using excavators, shovels and their hands to scour stark, dirty, surreal remnants of a landslide that ripped through part of rural Snohomish County, Washington. The first goal: Locate any sign of life.<p>But the more rescuers dig, the less likely it seems …

Osama bin Laden son-in-law convicted on terror charges in NY

US jury convicts Suleiman Abu Ghaith of conspiring to kill Americans after trial in which the al-Qaeda propagandist described cave meeting with Osama bin Laden just hours after 9/11 attacks<p>Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law has been found guilty by a New York jury of conspiring to kill Americans in the …

11 Aircraft, 5 Ships Resume Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Eleven aircraft and five ships began another round of search efforts for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, as searchers aim to cover roughly 30,115 …

New York Times launches 2 new paywall products — and rolls out native ads

The New York Times(s NYT) is expanding its paid digital options with two new offerings: NYT Now, which is cheaper than a regular New York Times …

Google Launches Online Tools For India and Indonesia Elections

Google has launched a series of tools as it seeks to make itself useful to 1 billion Indian and Indonesian voters, who are heading to the polls next month. These tools listed on the respective Elections Hub pages provide easier access to the latest news, videos, and practical details about the …

The next version of Android could be truly business-friendly

Android has a lot of market share, but it doesn't have a big footprint in the corporate world; outside of special efforts like Samsung's Knox, the OS isn't well-suited to business demands. All that may change in the near future, though, as <i>The Information</i>'s sources claim that the next major Android …

Experimental Gmail feature shows promotional emails as a grid of images

Google is testing a very different way of showing promotional emails. In a new experimental view, marketing emails don't look like emails at all; instead, they're big, bold ads with large images. The new view follows Google's controversial move to collect marketing emails and place them in a …

How secure are Snapchat-style apps?

Ephemeral messaging apps such as Snapchat, Wickr and Frankly, all of which advertise that your photo, message or update will only be accessible for a short period, are on the rise. Snapchat and Frankly, for example, claim they permanently delete messages, photos and videos after 10 seconds. After …

Mt. Gox consults with cops on the case of the missing bitcoins

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is now working with local police in Japan to find out what happened to all those missing bitcoins.<p>In a newly-posted document on the Mt. Gox Web site, CEO Mark Karpeles revealed that the company has "consulted with the metropolitan police department with regard to the …

7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 pictured in leaked photos

A new fleet of Samsung tablets surfaced on a benchmark site last week, and now we might be getting our first glimpse of the upcoming Galaxy Tab 4. …

Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon’s Cloud Desktop Service, Launches To Public Along With New Sync Client

Amazon WorkSpaces, the company’s virtual desktop computing environment introduced last fall at the AWS re:Invent conference, is today available to the public. Up until now, Amazon was testing the service in a “Limited Preview” with select customers large and small, including Peet’s Coffee & Tea and …

King.com IPO Does Not Crush It: Shares Open At $20.50, Down Nearly 9%, Close At $19

King Digital, publisher of the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, began trading as a public company today on the NYSE not with a pop but with a drop. The stock, trading as KING, commenced trading at only $20.50, down nearly 9% on the $22.50 per share it announced on Tuesday.<p>By the close of …

Sprint to launch HD Voice calls nationwide in July

Sprint's HD Voice impressed our ears two years ago, but the feature's been placed on the company's back burner since then. Sure, it's already available in a handful of locations, but it's only now that the carrier's announced its plans to make it available nationwide. According to Sprint CEO Dan …

Mr. Nadella’s Azure goes to China

Microsoft(s msft) now claims to be the first public cloud to set up shop in China via it’s previously announced partnership with 21Vianet.<p>It probably …

Who Really Won the $1 Billion YouTube–Viacom War?

In Internet time, seven years might as well be forever—many technology companies don’t even last that long. At least some lawsuits do, however.<p>Just last week, Viacom and YouTube announced they had settled a $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit that was once expected to put to rest some of the …

Apple engineer shares details on the iPhone’s long birth

By now most people are familiar with the introduction of Apple’s(s aapl) iPhone, which debuted in a 2007 Steve Jobs presentation that literally …

Snowden: Obama’s plan to reform NSA spying is a turning point

The person who triggered the furor over the National Security Agency's spying activities has given a tentative thumb's up to plans to change some of the agency's controversial methods.<p>In a statement released Wednesday through the American Civil Liberties Union, Edward Snowden called plans to rein …

Congress to consider banning online gambling

The battle over legalization of internet gambling is heating up. Today, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced joint legislation that would ban all internet gambling with the exception of fantasy sports and horse racing.<p>Online gambling was considered …