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U.S. authorities announced on Wednesday that they have warned Russia-bound airlines to be on the lookout for toothpaste tube bombs. What the heck is that?


An inside look at the storm’s progression with photos from stranded residents and updates from local news outlets.

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What sets apart is the sheer volume of news it sifts daily: 1,000 stories – and it barely misses a beat. This new mobile news app is available for iPhone and BlackBerry today.


Senator Marco Rubio, on his trip to Southeast Asia, visited the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.


A new app that lets you order booze from your smartphone and get it 30 minutes later just got $2.25 million in funding.


A recent report made the claim that Facebook’s teens are dropping like flies, down 25% since 2011. Ten years old, does this spell doom for Facebook?


The search juggernaut snapped up the maker of smart-thermostats and smart smoke detectors for $3.2 billion. That’s a lot of insight into your house.