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In Newtown, healing comes slowly

More Newtown, Connecticut, students are failing classes than in the past. Chronic absenteeism has nearly doubled. Students can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep, and they’re having trouble paying attention in class. Students with disabilities have regressed, and more kids are being referred to …

Ohio police given 'pep talk' on shooting scenarios ahead of Walmart encounter

The police officer who shot dead a young black man in a Walmart store in Ohio as he held an unloaded BB rifle had less than two weeks earlier received what prosecutors called a “pep talk” on how to deal aggressively with suspected gunmen.<p>Sean Williams and his colleagues in Beavercreek, a suburb of …

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Supermarkets and restaurants serve up more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it never makes it to a stomach.<p>With consumers demanding large displays of unblemished, fresh produce, many retailers end up tossing a mountain of perfectly edible food. Despite efforts to cut …

US orders evacuation of embassy staff in Yemen citing security concerns

The US State Department on Thursday ordered some of its diplomats and other government workers at the US embassy in Yemen to leave the country because of deteriorating security amid unrest and sectarian clashes that have left Shia rebels in control of the capital.<p>“Today, the Department of State …

Three 9/11 firefighters die of cancer in one day

More than 2,500 New York police, firefighters, ambulance and sanitation workers now have the disease<p>Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11.<p>Lt. …

Apple: Bending in iPhone 6 Plus From Normal Use 'Extremely Rare', Only 9 Customers Have Complained

Apple has commented on the ongoing complaints about the iPhone 6 Plus bending in user pockets, telling CNBC that the new iPhones include steel/titanium inserts to reinforce stress locations and that they use the "strongest glass in the industry."<p>The company went on to say that only nine customers …

Iraq Wrong About ISIS Bombing NYC

Abduction suspect captured in Texas as search for Virginia student continues

A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition – but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.<p>On Thursday morning, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, 32, appeared briefly before a Galveston County judge via a video …

Sierra Leone quarantines 1 million people due to Ebola outbreak

Your latest dispatch from hell<p>Thursday morning, Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than 1 million people as the lethal Ebola outbreak continues to rage in West Africa. Two of the country's eastern districts, Kenema and Kailahun, were already under strict quarantine, while the new quarantine …

Woman beaten by CHP officer settles, but activists 'want him in prison'

Civil rights activists plan to launch a new campaign Thursday for the criminal prosecution of a California Highway Patrol officer caught on video repeatedly punching a woman on the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles, saying the officer's resignation and a $1.5-million settlement do not go far enough.<p>The CHP …

Yacht-Designing Billionaire Wants To Build A Yacht-Shaped Hospital

Russian banker-turned-designer Vasily Klyukin wants hospitals to be more welcoming. So he’s creating one that looks like a giant boat.<p>If he could, Russian billionaire Vasily Klyukin would no doubt redesign the world. The banker-turned-designer released a book last year of 32 out-of-this-world …

As Oracle’s OpenWorld approaches and deck chairs shuffle, has Oracle finally figured out the cloud?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Peter Kaminski<p>Oracle’s OpenWorld is right around the corner and you can almost feel the collective …

Haven is a super-strong smart lock that bolts onto the floor

While there's certainly no shortage of connected door locks that allow keyless entry into your home, many products don't actually make the traditional deadbolt in your door any more secure. Luckily, there are some solutions that add to the security of existing locks by better reinforcing other …

Heat seeker: Meet the thermal-imaging camera you can afford

If you want to try to find a water leak behind a wall, a person hidden in the bushes at night, or identify passengers with a fever passing through a checkpoint, thermal imaging is the technology for you.<p>But until now, that was only if you've got a very big budget. Cameras equipped with the …

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Apple and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

As Oscar Wilde might have put it: To lose one tech news cycle may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two looks like carelessness.<p>That's the state …

The Collective Twitter Freakout That Was the iOS 8.0.1 Update

Less than a week after releasing iOS 8, Apple pushed out iOS 8.0.1 — but the update did more harm than good. iPhone users reported issues with cell …

9 Worst Things About iOS 8

There's so much to love about iOS 8 — interactive notifications, enhanced camera features, email shortcuts. But like the rollout of any software with …

The Internet's hilarious reaction to #bendgate

It’s been a surprisingly tough week for Apple. Today it released an iOS 8 update that killed cell service and TouchID on some users’ phones and earlier this week video and photos emerged that showed that the iPhone 6 Plus is prone to bending.<p>It turns out metal bends when exposed to external …

Widely respected experts say the iPhone 6 Plus is the ‘gold standard’ for smartphone cameras

Does the iPhone 6 Plus bend too easily in your pocket? The jury’s still out but it seems that the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 both deliver when it …

‘Shell Shock’ command line vulnerability present in OS X, could be bigger than Heartbleed

<b>Update:</b> Apple has issued a statement to iMore regarding this issue, stating that most Mac users are already protected unless they have configured “advanced UNIX services.” An update is in the works to protect those users.<p>A vulnerability in Bash, the software used to control the command shell in …

Hilary Duff's new music video is basically an Amazon Fire Phone commercial

'All About You' is all about Amazon<p>Gadget product placement has a long and mostly hilarious history in music videos. Nicki Minaj briefly held the title of "Queen of Egregious, Nonsensical Placement" for having a Beats Pill literally float through the air in her "Pills and Potions" video, but Hilary …

Rumored 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' May Include More Powerful A8X Processor

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet is rumored to be landing as soon as early 2015, with the latest report from Taiwan's <i>TechNews</i> (via <i>G For Games</i>) suggesting the tablet will feature an improved A8X processor. Similar to Apple's previous A5X and A6X processors, the A8X would presumably be an …

Apple says some bent iPhone 6/Plus phones will be replaced under warranty

An Apple support representative has told <i>TNW</i> that iPhone 6/Plus phones that have experienced warping in normal use would qualify for replacement under warranty if they pass a test known as “a visual mechanical inspection.” It should be noted that this is simply one AppleCare rep speaking, and not an …

Steam Music Player Launches with Free Game Soundtracks

Valve is slowly expanding Steam‘s functionality beyond buying and playing PC, Mac and Linux video games. Now, the company has launched a Steam Music Player which resides within the desktop client and makes it simple to play all of the tunes stored on your computer.<p>While this in itself is useful, …

Google's new Nexus phone will reportedly be a super-sized Moto X

It looks like Motorola's in for a busy few months. The company's second-generation Moto X is now shipping, and recent leaks suggest the next smartphone in Verizon's Droid line is also on the way. But according to <i>9to5Google</i>, there's something even bigger in the works. Way bigger. Motorola is said to …

Apple Aware of iCloud Brute Force Vulnerability Six Months Before Celebrity Photo Hacks

- Sep 25, 2014<p>A report by <i>The Daily Dot</i> claims Apple knew about a brute force security vulnerability in their iCloud service six month before it was …

Colorado students leave class to protest proposed history teachings

For the third straight day Wednesday hundreds of high school students walked out of their classrooms in suburban Denver in an act of civil disobedience to protest proposed curriculum changes that would curtail lessons about civil disobedience and other topics such as civil disorder.<p>The Jefferson …

Can 17-Year-Old Democracy Protester Joshua Wong Defeat Beijing?

HONG KONG — In his black T-shirt, shorts and flip flops, Joshua Wong could be just another Hong Kong high school student.<p>But the 17-year-old has fast become the bête noire of China’s state media — they have called him an extremist and a buffoon in response to his leadership of student protests …

Banished from the mob: Italy’s mafia sons exiled in fight against crime

First Italy fought its mafia mobsters by confiscating their wealth. Now judges are taking away something even more precious: their sons.<p>Riccardo Cordi, an 18-year-old scion of one of the country’s most notorious mob families, is a pioneer in a new strategy to fight the mafia by removing their sons …