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Sign language interpreter a 'fake'

JOHANNESBURG — The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake." Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's …

Privacy Past And Present: A Saga Of American Ambivalence

America's privacy concerns go back to the origins of the country itself. And in the wake ofrevelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, polls show the country has mixed feelings; Fox News, CBS News and Gallup all find that more than half of all Americans don't approve …

A lifetime of love: from carnival bride and groom to 70 years of marriage

When their families dressed them as bride and groom for a carnival, Ron Everest and Eileen Campbell could never have known it marked the beginning of a lifetime of devotion.<p>Theirs is truly a story of a lifetime of love.<p>Ron and Eileen Everest were born in the same maternity unit, posed as “bride and …

You are my sunshine... video of man serenading wife of 66 years from hospital bed goes viral

Stuck in a hosptial bed and fearing he may die, 86-year-old James Pinegar makes sure his wife of 66 years knows exactly what she means to him in a heart-warming video that has gone viral.<p>The Utah man was being treated for a blood infection in a local hospital when he recorded the touching tribute …

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2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Update 5

Camping in the Cold Desert<p>We turned over 15,000 miles on the odometer of our Nissan Frontier while out camping in Mojave Desert on a photo shoot with Snowmobile and its sweet modified Ford E-series. Motor Trend assistant art director William Walker and photographer Jessica Walker spent the better …

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Opinion: does the flat six engine have a future in the 911?

13 Jun<p>News<br>• |<br>• Lee Sibley<br>• |<p>At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Alois Ruf exhibited his latest creation; a V8-engined 997. Now, putting V8s in 911s is nothing …

Mercedes-Benz Delays Bringing ML250 BlueTec to U.S.

In a sudden change of heart, Mercedes-Benz has indefinitely shelved plans to sell the four-cylinder-diesel-powered ML250 BlueTec in the U.S. The ML250 would have been powered by the same basic 2.1-liter twin-turbo diesel that’s found in the new-for-2013 GLK250 BlueTec. While Mercedes has no …

The 2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet Starts at $78,795

Today Audi released pricing for its complete lineup for 2014, and while we’ve already covered this information for the A6, A7, and Q5 TDI models and the R8 supercar, pricing also was announced for the RS5 cabriolet, the topless version of the mighty RS5 coupe. The cost for the no-roof option is …

Medical Journal Gets Social With Crowdsourcing Platform

Dr. Adler, whose son Trip, founded the social publishing company Scribd, has spent the past three years developing his crowdsourced journal model …

How To Enable Emoji Keyboard On iPhone iOS6

Once you've set up your new iPhone 5 and downloaded a few epic games to dominate — the next step is to enable your Emoji Keyboard so you can start …

Teach Siri To Pronounce Contact Names With Phonetic Spelling

A little known feature that can be included into your iPhone Contacts is teaching Siri to pronounce names correctly by adding a Phonetic spelling …

Create One Image Using Both iPhone Cameras With Double Cam App

The idea of capturing a single image using your iPhone's front and rear cameras at almost the same time has been elevated to a new art form with …

Walmart Is Expanding iPhone Scan and Go Checkout In 200 More Stores

It's a glorious time for shoppers to be iPhone owners with Walmart announcing that they are tripling their iPhone “Scan and Go” program into a dozen …

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U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), …

Newtown Families Mark Somber Milestone

Although six months have passed since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., the father of slain first grade teacher Lauren …

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Housing Market Watchers Edgy As Mortgage Rates Keep Climbing

Mortgage rates have seen a relatively sharp rise this month. The average 30-year fixed-rate loan hit 4 percent earlier in June — a big jump from the record lows of recent years. Some investors are now concerned that the housing recovery could be stifled if rates continue to rise quickly.<p>Notes<p>June …

Archaeologists Discover Lost City In Cambodian Jungle

Australian archaeologists using remote-sensing technology have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that has remained hidden for more than a millennium under dense jungle undergrowth.<p>The discovery of Mahendraparvata, a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple …