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T-Mobile Modifies Starter Plans as Price War Rages

The new option follows Sprint's move last week to offer a $60 unlimited plan.<p>T-Mobile on Monday added another option to its entry-level “Simple Starter” plan, offering two gigabytes of data as well as unlimited talk and text for $45 per month.<p>In April, the company debuted Simple Starter with a $40 …

Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.<p>As the lazy days of summer give way to the painful reality of pre-dawn alarms, many kids are beginning their descent into chronic school-year sleep deprivation. The median school start time in …

Iran airs TV footage of purported Israeli drone

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A crash scene aired on Iranian state television Monday purported to show the wreckage of an Israeli drone shot down near an …

Why the US is doing nothing to stop the hemorrhaging of corporate tax dollars

The message to corporate America today is clear: If you’re not already looking for a “tax inversion” partner, you should be.<p>Burger King shares are up 15% after it confirmed talks with the Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Horton about a merger. Tim Horton’s shares are also up strongly on the …

Sony Suffers Cyber Attack, Bomb Threat

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On Sunday, Sony's PlayStation network was shut down for several hours after it was overwhelmed with artificially high traffic, i.e. it was the target of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.<p>The network is now back online, and …

Burger King in takeover talks with Tim Hortons

<b>Burger King has said it is in takeover talks with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.</b><p>A merger would create the world's third-largest fast-food combine, one with a stock market value of about $18bn (£10.9bn; 13.6bn euros).<p>At close of the US stock market on Monday, Burger King's …

The Worst Contract In The NFL Just Got A Lot Worse

Bradford already had the worst contract in the NFL thanks to being the first pick of the last NFL Draft under the old collective bargaining agreement (CBA). But now that deal looks even worse for the Rams.<p>Bradford will make $14 million this season, raising his career earnings to $65.1 million by …

Governments are buying tools that track your phone nearly anywhere

Don't think that widespread cellphone surveillance is the sole province of big nations like the US and UK; apparently, it's within reach of just about any country with enough cash and willing carriers. The <i>Washington Post</i> understands that "dozens" of countries have bought or leased surveillance …

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

Many parents have pushed for a later start to the school day for teenagers, with limited success. But parents just got a boost from the nation's pediatricians, who say that making middle and high schoolers start classes before 8:30 a.m. threatens children's' health, safety and academic …

In meetings, female executives struggle to hit the mark

Meetings matter. While many of us dismiss them as a waste of time and energy, a team of career coaches report that meetings are vital for presenting yourself to others and establishing your leadership credentials. In particular, meetings matter to women, because women are less proficient than men …

At Michael Brown's funeral, a call for social change - CNN.com

<b>St. Louis (CNN)</b> -- The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America.<p>The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered one of two eulogies during the service Monday, and he had sharp words for …

Ackman makes $203-million on Burger King wager

Bill Ackman's two-year bet on Burger King Worldwide Inc. is paying off as the U.S. fast-food chain soared in trading.<p>Pershing Square Capital Management LP's 10.9 per cent stake in Burger King increased in value today by $203-million to about $1.24-billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. …

6 Things That Change When You Become an Entrepreneur

<i>Be prepared for major changes to your lifestyle and psyche when you transition from an employee to an entrepreneur.</i><p>Many people get excited about entrepreneurship because the notion of "working for yourself" or "being your own boss" is appealing. While in principle this notion is sound, it implies …

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Do Not Enter

This sign makes it very clear that you are not to go in here. It also addresses the possibility that you look at such signs and say, “Or else what?” …

Microsoft Research's 'DeLorean' cloud gaming system can predict your next move

System virtually eliminates lag by streaming your next action before you even do it<p>Cloud gaming may sound like little more than a marketing buzzword, but the idea of running games off of powerful servers and streaming them to small boxes under your TV is incredibly promising. You wouldn't need to …

Disney Has Developed An Algorithm That Can Turn Any Object Into A Top

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3 Public Speaking Tips From The Most Popular TED Talk Ever

The talk is now at 27 million views — a full 8 million more than the next.<p>Let's pull apart Robinson's talk to see how he's been able to pull heartstrings, open eyes, and stir souls at such a massive scale, revealing a handful of techniques that you can apply to your next presentation.<p>In "Talk Like …

U.S. Threatens Sanctions Unless Russia Removes Convoy From Ukraine

World<p>The U.S. promised additional sanctions Friday against Russia unless it removed a convoy that Russia says is delivering humanitarian aid to Ukraine but that the U.S. called a "flagrant violation of Ukraine's sovereignty." Russia sent the trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine earlier Friday …

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Calm restored in Ferguson, support for officer builds

FERGUSON, Mo. — As calm remained Friday on the streets where Michael Brown's death brought angry protests, fundraising for the officer who killed the teen ended after more than $235,000 was collected.<p>A crowdfunding page created for Darren Wilson raised $235,010 from 5,902 people before organizers …

U.S. considers attacking Islamic State militants in Syria

Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the United States, the Obama administration said Friday that it was weighing how to confront Islamic State militants in Syria, in what would be a major escalation of U.S. efforts to defeat the extremists.<p>President …

‘Very dangerous’: Pentagon says armed Chinese jet did ‘barrel roll’ over US aircraft

China's Defense Ministry has denied U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft.<p>Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun called the U.S. accusations "groundless" in a statement issued Saturday night. Yang said the Chinese pilot …

Apple’s new replacement program will fix the bad battery in your iPhone 5

Apple has launched a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program for a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices that “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”<p>If that sounds like you and you bought your iPhone 5 between September 2012 and January 2013, you …

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Fears grow for second kidnapped US journalist

Friends of Steven Sotloff, allegedly the second journalist shown in Islamic State beheading video, call for his release.<p>Steven Sotloff, of Miami, Florida, is apparently the second journalist shown in the Islamic State group's video of the grisly beheading of American reporter James Foley.<p>Sotloff, …

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented …

Israelis shell-shocked as Gaza rockets hit south

NETIV HAASARA, Israel — A rocket fired from Gaza slammed into Adi Ben-Ari's patio here after bouncing off the roof of her neighbor's home as a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas broke down just hours before it was set to expire.<p>The blast blew out Ben-Ari's windows, sending thousands of …