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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 joins the Ford Pinto club

Many consumer products have failed and suffered recalls. Few have been axed.        
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Don't call it an iWatch, or if you do, at least get a cheap Apple Watch 2 thanks to recent price drops and sales.
The HTC U Ultra does almost everything wrong, according to one analyst's point of view
The very reliable iPhone leaker says the next iPhone will have facial recognition system in place for unlocking your phone
We teach students about how logarithms work but not why we should care. Here's why.
Users complaining service added them as followers to President Trump's 'POTUS' account.        
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been showering us with the beautiful photographs of the Earth taken from space.
India and the US should collaborate more on space research programmes, a prominent scientist from the US space agency NASA stressed here on Saturday as he felicitated two young Indian astronomers who
There's some magically fattening about the special grossness of the food we get free at the office. So why can't we stay away from it? Cartoon by Ted Rall.
One of the most magnificent geologic features in the world is the Ausangate mountain of the Peruvian Andes.
Granola is the new brunch.        
Laptop touch screens are a godsend for some, useless for others. Now we have Apple's Touch Bar. Which makes more practical sense?
Every conflict needs a referee, and a philosopher from BioLogos says it's time the age-old debate between science and religion got one, too.
The political spotlight has been widely focused on President Donald Trump and his family the past few weeks as he transitioned to power Friday afternoon, but some are wondering what the Obamas will d
Technical support: We look at the best places to get the help you need, divided into “good,” “better,” and “best” options.        
While Nintendo itself has yet to release any sales forecasts regarding the Switch, it’s time for the world’s array of analyst firms to start speculating about the console’s prospects.
Women who maintain an active lifestyle as they get older may age more slowly than those who are more sedentary, California researchers say.
NBC’s new time-traveling drama “Timeless” served an interesting episode this week in which the villainous Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnji?) kidnapped Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) and headed to 1893. The
Behind the scenes from the NAMM music geek show, where the floor is dominated        
Hundreds of thousands of Americans celebrating women's rights gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday to challenge the Donald Trump White House on its second day in power. Women wore pink "pussy" cat
For the final time this season, multiple NFL games are scheduled for the same day. The 2017 NFC Championship Game and 2017 AFC Championship Game are both set for Sunday, two weeks before Super Bowl L
No matter where you are in the Universe, you'll still have masses pulling on you. So how is 'zero gravity' possible?
The new exciting "hearable" promises abilities travelers have been dreaming about for ages.
Jefferson Graham looks at the coolest gadgets from the NAMM 2017 music show, including a "smart guitar", wearable metronome and an electric violin made on a 3D printer.      &
You'd probably assume that the U.S. Army was being targeted by hackers. It's quite possible, then, that you'd be confused to find out that the Army actually invited hundreds of hackers to attack its s
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump was silent Friday night inside JR's Bar and Grill. The scenes of his Inauguration Day on MSNBC were muted as the other TVs in the Washington, D.C., gay bar blaste
A project aims to plant three million trees - one for every man, woman and child - in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years.
Only two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks had been approved by congressional committees as of Thursday. Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly won a thumbs up to head of the Department of Homeland S
The digital transformation will never stop, but the leader of the transformation will most likely change from year to year. Here’s who should be in charge in 2017.
WGN America series “Salem” premiered its penultimate episode this week. Season 3, episode 9 saw Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) learning the truth about his powerful wife Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant). He d
If President Donald Trump’s tweets are any indication, the man loves food. The new president has yet to chose a new White House chef, but it’s unlikely that Trump will pick Colonel Sanders — mainly
President Barack Obama, who became a civilian around noon Friday, used his last hours as president to codify a program that brought tech leaders into government. 
The idea of a ninth planet in our solar system hit the news big time a year ago. What have we learned since then, and why haven't we found it yet?

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Angels agree to deal with Luis Valbuena

The Angels have agreed to a multi-year contract with veteran power-hitting infielder Luis Valbuena, according to a source who requested anonymity because the deal is not finalized. The deal is bel
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UCLA has little celebrate during 96-85 loss to Arizona

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Day belonged mostly to the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA’s loudest home crowd of the season was mostly muted in the final minutes besides a few “U of A!
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Inaugural parade: Tupelo band's 'amazing memories'

The band was the only inaugural parade participant from Mississippi.              
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Thousands across Canada rally in support of Washington women's march

Thousands of Canadians, many waving signs and wearing pointy-eared pink hats, gathered in cities and towns across the country Saturday to show solidarity with the massive Women's March in Washington.
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One dead, two presumed dead after going through the ice in Nunavut

WHALE COVE, Nunavut - RCMP in Nunavut say they believe three people died Saturday after a large snow machine went through the ice. Police say four men were travelling on the ice from Rankin Inlet to
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Fashion in the Age of Trump

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Trump says he respects CIA in his first visit to headquarters

U.S. President Donald Trump told CIA officers on Saturday that he has great respect for the agency, denying that he had a feud with the intelligence community
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Germans protest against rightwing gathering

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NY gov requires insurance companies to cover contraception

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday said he was requiring health insurance companies to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost to
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Private equity deal injects £16m into Rush

Rush also plans to open a training academy in London’s Covent Garden and develop its online hair and beauty products business, Shop Rush.
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MIDAS TIPS: Steel group has chance of doubling profits

Severfield is the UK’s largest structural steel group, renowned for its fabrication and on-site construction work.
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Extra Energy tops complaints league for suppliers

Citizens Advice said that in its first quarterly table enabling small businesses to compare how well suppliers handle complaints, Eon delivered the best performance.
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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Fee for taking out cash? At your peril...

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How to get fit for less - or even for free

Adults are advised by the National Health Service to do 150 minutes of weekly physical activity to keep healthy. Try our 14-step guide to keeping down the cost of workouts and gym membership.
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SIMON WATKINS: We only know the mood of Brexit

The Prime Minister’s speech on Brexit last week brought some clarity, but only on things that were already obvious.
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Manufacturers dire warning as sales drive towards a record

The car industry will unveil its best manufacturing figures for 44 years this week but news of the boom may be overshadowed by fresh warnings of the threat from Brexit.
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Mystery life policy has confused my tax office

I received a refund of £270. But the tax office’s calculations show I have savings income of £3,650 a year, taxed at source. There is no way I have this much.
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Overdue VAT hits £2.6bn as firms struggle for cash

Funding Options’ chief executive, Conrad Ford, said the overdue VAT figure had remained ‘stubbornly high’ over the past few years despite growth in the economy.
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