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NH SotloffAn online video purports to show the beheading of U.S. writer Steven Sotloff by ISIL.


9/2/2014 11:30:53 AM

This Wednesday, August 27, 2014 file photo shows Tracey Lynn Garner during her trial in Jackson, Miss. On Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, Garner was convicted of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)A Mississippi woman convicted of murder for administering an unlicensed silicone buttocks injection to a patient who later died was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison.  Tracey Lynn Garner, 54, performed the unlicensed injection in 2012 in her Jackson home on 37-year-old Karima Gordon, who fell ill immediately after the procedure and died a few days later. A jury last week found Garner guilty of depraved-heart murder. Prosecutors argued during the trial that Garner was motivated by greed.  Garner faces a separate trial in the death of Marilyn Hale, an Alabama woman who authorities say died under similar circumstances two years earlier. Lee McDivitt, an investigator for the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, testified during the trial that he found a large bottle of silicone and syringes in Garner's home that were labeled "veterinary use only." Garner, who is transgender, was formerly named Morris Garner.


9/2/2014 2:09:10 PM

Apple has issued a statement about the 100+ celebrity iCloud accounts that were allegedly hacked for nude photos.


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Women of the group "Peace Mothers" hold placards to raise awareness for the Ebola epidemic in central Monrovia on September 1, 2014Doctors in Liberia were out on strike on Tuesday as they struggled to cope with the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, while the United Nations warned the spread of the disease in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions. Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said 800 more beds for Ebola patients were urgently needed in the Liberian capital Monrovia alone, while in Sierra Leone highly infectious bodies were rotting in the streets. MSF called for rich nations to send military medical teams to support buckling healthcare systems in West Africa.


9/2/2014 11:31:35 AM

A woman gets a mammogram to screen for breast cancer on May 15, 2001 in Putanges, FranceRemoving both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.


9/2/2014 2:06:32 PM

A sign outside The Home Depot store is pictured in Monrovia, CaliforniaHome Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach. "At this point, I can confirm that we’re looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate," Home Depot representative Paula Drake wrote in an emailed statement to Reuters. "If we confirm that a breach has occurred, we will make sure customers are notified immediately." The statement came after security website KrebsonSecurity first reported that multiple banks had seen evidence that Home Depot may be the source of stolen credit and debit cards put up for sale on underground markets. Retail customers faced a massive data breach during last year's holiday season when hackers stole at least 40 million payment card numbers and 70 million other pieces of customer data from Target Corp .


9/2/2014 2:23:51 PM

UN peacekeepers wear a face mask to protect themselves from the Ebola virus as they patrol in Kandopleu, Ivory Coast, on August 14, 2014 near the border with Guinea and LiberiaAnother American doctor working in West Africa has contracted the deadly Ebola virus, a missionary group announced on Tuesday morning.


9/2/2014 11:35:12 AM

A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.


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Joan Rivers' Family Remains Hopeful About RecoveryJoan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.


9/2/2014 1:38:48 PM

A Ukrainian serviceman rides in an armoured vehicle near DonetskEU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a new front towards a major port. Russia denies its troops are involved in fighting on the ground, in the face of what Western countries and Ukraine say is overwhelming evidence. According to the United Nations, the war, in which pro-Russian separatists are fighting to throw off rule from Kiev, has killed more than 2,600 people and driven nearly a million from their homes in east Ukraine.


9/2/2014 11:30:25 AM

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9/2/2014 3:00:15 PM

As nude celebrity photos spilled onto the web over the weekend, blame for the scandal has rotated from the scumbag hackers who stole the images to a researcher who released a tool used to crack victims’ iCloud passwords to Apple, whose security flaws may have made that cracking exploit possible in the first place. But one […]

9/2/2014 3:00:12 PM

Quick post today, but RUV.is is reporting that three small explosions occurred in the area just north of Vatnajökull. The nature of the explosions are unknown at this point, but from the rough translation of the article in Icelandic, they sound an awful lot like a phreatic explosion — that is, explosions driven by steam.






9/2/2014 2:45:02 PM

The message to the world is that if it's that easy to hack Jennifer Lawrence's iCloud account, it's probably that easy to hack mine, too.






9/2/2014 1:27:49 PM

There are few villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe more beloved than Loki. He may never get an official vehicles, but at least now we have the fan film Loki: Brother of Thor to tide us over.






9/2/2014 12:57:10 PM

Google is best known for the online services and software it offers to everyday consumers---things like Google Search, Gmail, and the Android mobile operating system that runs so many smartphones and tablets---but for more than a decade, the tech giant has also offered services, software, and even hardware to the world's businesses, including everything from online applications such as Google Docs to sweeping cloud computing services such as Google Compute Engine. Today, the company unveiled a new identity for this growing part of its operation. It will now be known as Google for Work.






9/2/2014 12:26:30 PM

Let’s do some word association. What’s your first thought when someone talks about “innovation” at your company? You probably think of “ground-breaking changes” and “drastic overhauls.” Gmail, the XBox, Nike Air, the Post-It Note. We’re gonna make millions Yes, those certainly fit the definition of innovation. But there’s something to be said for getting the innovation ball rolling […]






9/2/2014 12:26:26 PM

Thieves steal data constantly, so protecting it is an ongoing challenge. There are more than 6,000 banks with 80,000 branches in the United States, nearly 6,000 hospitals and thousands of insurance companies, all with data that we want to be kept private. Traditionally, their valued data is protected by “keys,” which are transmitted between sender […]






9/2/2014 12:26:23 PM

Miranda July made an app. This is of note because July---a writer, director and actress---is not exactly an app person. For proof, ask July how she feels about technology, and she’ll explain: “I keep picturing some woman dropping her pears on the street and I help her pick them up and then we go our separate ways,” she says. “And for some reason I have this high feeling like I’m part of humanity, and that’s as good as it gets. My phone isn’t really about that.”






9/2/2014 12:10:56 PM

Can’t decide what song to listen to on your Sonos speakers today? You should start with "The Bridge Is Over" by Boogie Down Productions. That's because you won’t need the $50 Sonos Bridge to stream music to the company’s speakers anymore.






9/2/2014 11:55:44 AM