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  • John Kasich is dropping out of the Republican presidential race, he said Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

    John Kasich Drops out of Presidential Race

    (CNN) — John Kasich is dropping out of the Republican presidential race, he said Wednesday. Kasich’s decision to suspend his efforts came after he improbably became the last challenger to Donald Trump, who emerged as the presumptive GOP nominee Tuesday night when Ted Cruz dropped out. “I have always said that the Lord has a purpose for me as he has for everyone,” Kasich told reporters in Columbus, Ohio. “And as I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith, […]

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    ‘Blackstar’: David Bowie Album Reveals Hidden Image

    LONDON — David Bowie fans have a new treat after a fan discovered a hidden side to the “Blackstar” vinyl album. When the gatefold is opened with the vinyl removed, and a strong light shone onto it from behind, the front of the album is illuminated by a field of stars. View post on imgur.com One user of the image-sharing site Imgur discovered this by accident when he left the album exposed to the sunlight. The discovery was praised by […]

  • Star Wars Day

    Brands Battle on Social Media for ‘Star Wars Day’ Supremacy

    NEW YORK — Welcome to Star Wars Day. “May The Fourth Be With You” started as a grass-roots fan event that has since been embraced by Lucasfilm, Disney, and fans of popular culture around the world. The day has also become a big one for brands on social media. The film franchise is one of the most popular in history bringing in more than $6 billion at the worldwide box office. With renewed attention thanks to December’s “Star Wars: The […]

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    10-Year-Old Hacks Instagram, Gets $10,000

    LONDON — Talk about pocket money! A 10-year old boy has just become the youngest person ever to receive a reward from Facebook after he uncovered a bug on its Instagram platform. (And he’s not even old enough to have his own account, according to Instagram’s minimum age policy.) Facebook gave the boy $10,000 after he told the company about a flaw that allowed him to delete other people’s comments. The boy reportedly told Finnish newspaper Iltalehti that he could […]

  • Kenya is destroying more than $172 million worth of illegal elephant tusks and rhino horns.

    Video Shows Historic $172M Ivory Burn Cover Sky in Smoke and Ash

    NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, Kenya — Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and smoke over Nairobi National Park as elephant and rhino tusks smoldered. A rainy Saturday afternoon brought together heads of state from several African nations and hundreds of onlookers to watch Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to over $172 million worth of illicit wildlife goods. A somber mood took over the crowd as the event began. They listened to the gust […]

  • This graphic from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows an airbag expanding, shooting shrapnel toward the driver.

    Takata to Recall 35 Million More Airbags

    NEW YORK — Takata is recalling an additional 35 to 40 million airbags due to the explosion risk they pose to drivers and passengers, more than doubling the size of what was already the largest recall in history. That brings the total number of faulty airbags in the U.S. to 69 million. About 8 million of those have been replaced, but there won’t be enough replacement airbags to make all the necessary repairs until 2019, according to federal safety regulator […]

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    Star Wars Day: ‘The Force Awakens’ Told With Emoji

    Disney has recreated its blockbuster hit “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” using emoji. The clip comes complete with music, an epic light saber battle, and Millennium Falcon noises. There’s even an uber notification called “Chewber” when Chewbaca shows up to save the day. Take a look. Disney has several other emoji-fied versions of some of its favorite movies including Aladdin, Tangled, and Frozen.

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    Ted Cruz Drops White House Bid; Donald Trump Presumptive GOP Nominee

    (CNN) — Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee following a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the decision by Ted Cruz to drop out of the race. Though Trump has not formally secured the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination — and likely won’t until June — there is no serious opposition left to block his path. “It is a beautiful thing to watch, and a beautiful thing to behold,” Trump said during a victory […]

  • Listeria

    Recall grows to 42 brands of frozen fruits, veggies amid listeria concerns

    PASCO, Wash. – CRF Frozen Foods announced Tuesday that it’s expanding a voluntary recall of frozen organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables because of possible health risks. The company issued the recall in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because the products might be contaminated with listeria. Listeria is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. It can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections […]

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    Airline Finds Unique Way to Get Passengers to Applaud Crying Babies

    Babies crying on an airplane never sounded so good. Passengers on a recent JetBlue flight were awarded a free round-trip flight thanks to four crying baby travelers. “People smile at babies everywhere, except on planes,” said Elizabeth Windram, JetBlue’s director brand management and advertising (and a mother of a toddler). “For Mother’s Day, we wanted to acknowledge how moms (indeed all parents and caregivers) often feel stressed while traveling with children.” The airline offered the “FlyBabies” promotion on April 15 […]

  • An American service member was killed in Iraq as a result of enemy fire about thirty kilometers north of Mosul, Pentagon officials confirmed Tuesday.

    American Killed in Iraq During ISIS Assault

    MOSUL, Iraq — An American service member was killed in Iraq as a result of enemy fire about thirty kilometers north of Mosul, Pentagon officials confirmed Tuesday. The service member was a Navy SEAL, a U.S. defense official told CNN, though the SEAL’s rank is still unclear. The person was an adviser to Kurdish Peshmerga forces that are fighting ISIS and was killed during an ISIS assault “on a Peshmerga position approximately three to five kilometers behind the forward line […]

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    Historic U.S. Cruise Docks in Havana

    HAVANA  — The first cruise in decades to travel from the United States to Cuba docked in Havana Monday. The Adonia’s arrival in Havana marks the first stop on a historic, seven-day voyage that signals closer ties between the United States and its communist-run neighbor. The boat set sail from Miami on Sunday as salsa music played and protesters picketed nearby. Standing beside Cuban and American flags, the cruise manager touted the journey as “the beginning of a new era.” Not […]

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