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Apple apologizes after outcry over slowed iPhones

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. In a posting on its website Thursday, Apple apologized over its handling of the battery issue and said it would make a number of changes for customers to recognize...


Second court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday rejected a bid by President Donald Trumps administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, the second court to issue such a ruling this week. Four federal judges around the country have issued injunctions blocking Trumps ban on transgender people from the military, including one that was also handed ...


Apple admits to slowing down phones, gets sued

On Wednesday Apple admitted to slowing down older models of Iphones, on Friday it finds itself being sued. Apple had admitted using algorithms which slowed performance in older models. Apples explanation to do so was because when older phones were updated to new IOSs the battery would not be able to withstand the new power, thus the performance had to be slowed down - to prevent the phone from s...


Sylvester Stallone 'categorically disputes' claim of 1990s sexual assault

Actor Sylvester Stallone on Thursday denied an accusation that he raped a woman in the 1990s and said the allegation was completely fabricated. Celebrity news site TMZ reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement sources, that a woman had recently reported the allegation dating back to the 1990s against Stallone to Santa Monica police. Stallones attorney Martin Singer said on Thursday that ...


Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites
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Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites

The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Koreas missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack. West Coast defenses would likely include Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missil...


Charles Manson, infamous US cult leader and murderer dies at age 83

Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders, and who became a symbol of the dark side of 1960s counterculture, has died aged 83. Manson was admitted to Bakersfield hospital, California earlier this month and died of natural causes on Sunday. In 1969, his followers, known as the Manson family, killed nine people. Among the victi...


California Wildfire: 23 dead, thousands displaced
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California Wildfire: 23 dead, thousands displaced

Massive wildfires sweeping through California have killed at least 23 people and damaged thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings, authorities said. Firefighters were still battling 22 wildfires in multiple California counties Wednesday. Intensified by strong winds, the flames have charred about 170,000 acres of land, damaged or destroyed at least 3,500 structures and forced nearly 20...


Rock artist Tom Petty dies at 66
Source: Reuters

Rock artist Tom Petty dies at 66

Tom Petty, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who melded California rock with a deep, stubborn Southern heritage to produce a long string of durable hits, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66. Tony Dimitriades, Mr. Pettys longtime manager, said in a statement that Mr. Petty suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, Calif., early Monday morning and was taken to the U.C.L.A. Medical Ce...


The Rock to run for US presidency in 2020?
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The Rock to run for US presidency in 2020?

After parleying a professional wrestling career as The Rock into leading roles in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson is entertaining the idea of jumping into the political ring, including perhaps even a run for the White House someday. Johnson, 44, who stars in the upcoming Disney animated film Moana as the voice of demigod Maui, told Reuters the excitement surrounding last weeks presidential election h...


Thousands of anti-Trump protests take to streets of U.S. cities

Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trumps surprise presidential election win, blasting his controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands of protesters filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trumps gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds o...


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