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18-foot 'sea monster' terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one of the creatures thought to be the "sea serpents" of nautical legend.<p>Jasmine Santana, a science instructor for the …

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Mariano Rivera pitches his final innings at Yankee Stadium

Four up, four down.<p>Mariano Rivera pitched his final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday evening, leaving with a prolonged and tearful impromptu ceremony. After Rivera's bullpen warm-up commanded more attention than anything the hapless Yankees could muster on the field, he entered in the eighth …

GTA 5 on PS3 disc runs noticeably better than PSN version

The availability of a downloadable version of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> on PlayStation Network may offer convenience, but that digital copy runs noticeably worse than its disc-based PlayStation 3 counterpart, reports Digital Foundry.<p>The site compared the PS3 disc version of <i>GTA 5</i> to the PSN alternative, and …

Sony will stream PS3 games to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita starting in 2014

PlayStation 4 owners won't be able to play PS3 games at launch, but it won't be a long wait. Sony plans to release a digital library of PlayStation 3 titles powered by its Gaikai streaming technology in North America starting next year. That's according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei …

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Physical money costs Americans more than $200 billion each year, so why bother?

• <b>Consumers.</b> They mostly lose time—about 5.6 hours a year—fetching cash, but Americans do spend $8 billion a year on ATM fees, and they lose $500 million to theft. The bigger problem, though, is that <b>cash exacerbates inequality</b>, with poor Americans and the unbanked—some 8.2% of US households—more …

Florida Teen Rejects Plea Deal On Felony Charges For Same-Sex Relationship [UPDATED]

Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt, who has been charged with a felony for having a sexual relationship with her younger girlfriend, has rejected a plea deal …

Guatemala extradites ex-leader Alfonso Portillo to US

<b>Guatemala's former President Alfonso Portillo has been flown to the United States to face corruption charges.</b><p>Mr Portillo is accused of having used US banks to launder more than $70m (£46m) in public funds during his presidency, between 2000 and 2004.<p>He told local radio he was being unjustly …

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Iraq PM pledges to hunt down 'outlaws'

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has vowed to confront perpetrators of violence following a recent spate of car bombings in and around Baghdad that left at least 68 people dead.<p>In a show of cabinet unity, al-Maliki appeared on Tuesday with four leading ministers, including the country's two …

Worse than fracking? California environmentalists terrified by acid jobs

As California lawmakers discuss 10 bills that would regulate fracking, some environmentalists are warning that the debate overshadows a more serious …

Vatican: Sorry! Atheists can’t go to heaven, after all

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>A Vatican spokesman is walking back Pope Francis’ remarks suggesting non-believers are also “redeemed”<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 28, 2013 7:09pm (UTC)<p>A Vatican spokesperson is walking back remarks Pope Francis made last week suggesting that atheists and people of other faiths who do good …

Turkish protesters using encryption software to evade censors

Mobile internet users in Turkey are routing around suspected censorship by its government by downloading software that encrypts and hides their connections to the outside world, as the unrest in the country grows.<p>People there are also downloading communications apps such as Twitter and Ustream, …

At least 93,000 Syrians killed in conflict

Almost 93,000 people were killed in Syria's conflict by the end of April this year, but the true number could be "potentially much higher", the UN has said.<p>The exact figure released on Thursday - 92,901 people - is much higher than the UN's last death toll back in January of 59,000 people.<p>"The …