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  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will...

  • World's tallest dog dies at age 5

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The Great Dane from Michigan that held the title of world's tallest dog has died at age 5. Owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette that Zeus made his debut in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the tallest living dog. Zeus was 44 inches tall at the shoulder and 7...

  • Oscar Pistorius could get 15 years for culpable homicide

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to...

  • Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's. The result gives you some idea of a bizarre dinosaur...

  • Virgin Galactic pushes back first flight _ again

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has again pushed back its timeline for launching space-tourism flights from southern New Mexico's Spaceport America. Virgin owner and British billionaire Richard Branson told David Letterman this week that he hopes to board the first flight...

  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars. The space agency announced Thursday that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago. Officials say drilling could begin as...

  • Tim Tebow has another new TV gig

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — Tim Tebow is taking the field for "Good Morning America." ABC said Thursday that the Heisman Trophy winner is joining the program as a contributor starting Monday. Tebow will be part of the show's new "Motivate Me Monday" segment that highlights people and their...

  • Teacher tells middle school students to compare Hitler, George W. Bush

    USA Today
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    A sixth-grade teacher at a Washington, D.C., middle school is in deep water after assigning students to make comparisons between former president George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler in a class project, according to USA Today. According to local media, the educator at McKinley Middle...

  • Report: Tom Brokaw says he's beating his cancer

    USA Today
    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Tom Brokaw was back behind NBC's Today Showanchor desk Thursday, filling in for host Savannah Guthrie while she's on maternity leave. Brokaw, who hosted the show from 1976 to 1981, was actually there to reflect on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks but he...

  • Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74. Kelley Sanchez, director of communications at Saint Agnes Medical Center, confirmed Wednesday that Kiel was a patient at the...

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