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Pennsylvania manhunt ends as Eric Frein 'had no choice but to give up'

For more than six weeks they scoured the Poconos woods in northeastern Pennsylvania, working extra-long shifts in pursuit of Eric Frein, the man charged with killing one of their own.<p>So on Thursday night, when news came from the field that the focus of their manhunt was in custody, a cheer rang out …

Tupac Shakur's Murder Examined in New 'National Geographic' Doc

"If Justin Bieber had gotten shot in Tupac's car, we'd know more," says Arsenio Hall<p>Close to two decades after Tupac Shakur died of gunshot wounds …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Elton John: Jesus Would Approve of Same-Sex Marriage

Singer also plans to meet with Vladimir Putin during his next visit to Russia<p>As Elton John begins to plan his wedding to longtime partner David …

Elton John

Schoolgirl blamed by Elliot Rodger for hatred of women doesn't remember him

Model who gunman claims was his ''first crush" and teased him at school when she was 10 is distraught to be named in his manifesto a decade later<p>A model who the California gunman Elliot Rodger named as his "first crush" and vilified in his twisted manifesto as an "evil b----" is said to be …

Feminism

15 Ways Skrillex Changed the World

How our cover star dropped in and rumbled culture<p>That incandescent, pistol-spark moment in an artist's career when he or she actually steers the …

Trends

Samsung wants a patent to let you unlock your phone with a squiggle

Swiping from left to right to unlock your phone is so passé.<p>The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application last week from mobile device maker Samsung for a new way to summon a “mobile terminal” out of lock mode: by dragging your finger in a curved line and having it intersect at …

William McKinley

Miley Cyrus Teleprompter Controversy Not Actually Controversial

Miley Cyrus fans found something less than banging during at least one stop on her “Bangerz” tour: a teleprompter.<p>A photo from the “Wrecking Ball” …

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …

Ukraine tells Putin: this could be war

Thousands of Ukrainian troops put on combat alert as UK calls urgent meeting of UN Security Council<p>Ukraine defied Russian aggression on Saturday night warning that any military intervention would lead to war.<p>Ukraine’s acting leaders appeared on television in a sombre address to the nation after …

Russia

Texas woman wins half-million dollar revenge porn lawsuit

A woman in Texas has won a rare, major legal victory in a revenge porn case. Local station ABC KTRK reports that a civil court has awarded the anonymous woman $500,000 after her former boyfriend of seven years posted photographs and videos from their relationship on YouTube and other sites as a way …

Stealth Search: Embattled Al Qaeda Hunts for a New Bin Laden

Battered and on the run, al Qaeda is quietly looking for a charismatic leader capable of taking command when Ayman al-Zawahri’s tenure comes to what will likely be a violent end. And just as quietly, the U.S. intelligence community is searching for that same man -– so they can kill him.<p>The deadly …

Terrorism

A Blackmailer Acquires Popular Twitter Handle, Commits A Near-Perfect Crime

<i>Updated January 29 at 3:52 p.m. with comment from GoDaddy appended at end of post</i><p>Naoki Hiroshima, a developer of social apps like Echofon and Cocoyon, was used to people trying to steal his rare Twitter username, @N. He regularly received password reset instructions from people who were trying to …

Developer Behind “Flappy Bird,” The Impossible Game Blowing Up The App Store, Says He Just Got Lucky

Flappy Bird, a game you can barely play for more than a few seconds without throwing your phone across the room in frustration, is dominating the App Store and Google Play.<p>In an App Store first, an indie game developer from Hanoi, Vietnam, Nguyen Ha Dong, has 3 apps in the top 10 rankings right …

US marine faces retrial over killing of Iraqi civilian

Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins twice had conviction quashed while others were jailed over death of retired policeman in 2006<p>The US marine corps is to retry a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case has been overturned twice by military courts in recent years.<p>The military branch …

Justin Bieber arrest: 'What the .... did I do. Why did you stop me'

Justin Bieber, investigated for bad boy activities on both coasts, has been accused of resisting arrest and driving under the influence after a drag racing incident in Miami Beach, police said on Thursday.<p>Bieber admitted to having consumed alcohol before the incident, police said, and that he had …

Crime

Florida's Nutty New Gun Law

<b>Florida, where only one person</b> has been shot to death for texting at the movies so just shut up, liberal scum, is trying to decide how to make itself safer so Sean Hannity will feel more comfortable moving down there to kill bonefish. Luckily, the National Rifle Associationis there to help.<p><i>The</i> …

Guns

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Smart Homes

Samsung foldable AMOLED display secretly show-off at CES

There was plenty on show at this year’s CES, but it seems that Samsung was also sneaking around the event with some new secret technology. Samsung was reported showing off a prototype foldable AMOLED display to selected guest behind closed doors.<p>Samsung Display showcased a 5.68 inch high resolution …

Mobile

Why 2014 will be Apple’s year of big reveals

2013 was a very Apple-y year, in that incremental improvements were pretty much all Apple rolled out. This kind of refinement and polish is one of the things the company does best. It’s easy to forget, for example, that Steve Jobs once unveiled a version of the Mac OS in which the only major …

Tim Cook

Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite an active and encouraged developer community with …

Microsoft's 2014 makeover: It's all up to the next boss

The world waits for Microsoft to reveal the successor to CEO Steve Ballmer. That's when the hard decisions start.<p>Somebody's got to be up for this job.<p>Months after Steve Ballmer announced plans to step down as chief executive, Microsoft heads into 2014 still searching for the right candidate. In the …

Steve Ballmer

A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

Phil Robertson will film new episodes of A&E hit series<p>A&E has ducked away from a controversy surrounding the stars of its hugely popular reality series <i>Duck Dynasty</i>.<p>The network issued a statement late Friday backing off from its previously announced suspension of Phil Robertson, the patriarch of …

Google Wants To Build The Ultimate Personal Assistant

Google Search is changing rapidly. Given the company’s love of small, rapid-fire updates, its sometimes hard to keep track of where the company is going, but earlier this month, at the LeWeb conference in Paris, Google Engineering Director Scott Huffman presented a pretty compelling overview of the …

16 Gifts Every Investor Would Love

A good gift is hard to find for anyone, but if you've got an investor in your life, it can prove especially difficult.<p>Not to fear, because we've got a bunch of great options for you.<p>Whether it's a desktop essential, a must-have book, or a premium item, we have you covered this year.<p>Prices may vary, …

Investing

Lamborghini Aventador | By Sr Auto Group

When hitting the slopes, the ideal vehicle for most people would be an SUV, a Pickup or a Jeep, not for Canadian tuner SR Auto Group though, they …