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  • Boeing's new airplane is a game-changer

    November 22, 2013 12:27 AM 113

    Emirates places record-setting order for 150 of Boeing's 777x widebody. ast weekend, Boeing (ticker: BA ) formally launched its new 777X widebody at the Dubai Airshow. Even though the plane isn't expected to be ready until 2020, Boeing has already racked up 259 orders worth more than $95 billion at list prices. Most notably, Emirates -- which is now the world's

  • Xbox.com, other Microsoft sites hit by service disruption

    November 21, 2013 11:33 PM 186

    Error message indicates that the Azure-hosted sites are experiencing a DNS disruption. A handful of Microsoft's online services, including Xbox.com, appear are experiencing an outage Thursday afternoon. Twitter users also report being unable to access Outlook.com and Office365.com, other online services also hosted by Microsoft's Azure cloud computing

  • Overweight people can slash heart disease, stroke risk

    November 21, 2013 11:31 PM 106

    Controlling blood pressure and other risk factors does a lot of good, but weight still matters. Overweight and obese people could slash their increased risk of heart disease by half and their increased risk of stroke by three quarters by controlling their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, a big new international study suggests. The study

  • Acer announces updated three-in-one ‘Star Trek’ R7 laptop with boosted specs

    November 21, 2013 11:13 PM 177

    Acer has recently unveiled its new, revamped and incredibly sci-fi 15.6″ Aspire R7 laptop hybrid. The notebook slash tablet slash table top pad features a more powerful processor, active stylus support and overall beefier specs. The hinge allows the display to flip, reverse, lie flat or float above the keyboard to maximize usability. For extended battery

  • Alonso considered pulling out of U.S. Grand Prix

    November 21, 2013 10:47 PM 103

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says he is fully fit to race in Sunday's Formula One season-ender in Brazil after considering pulling out of last weekend's U.S. Grand Prix in Austin due to back pains. The Spaniard had to go to hospital for checks after hitting a kerb at speed during the race in Abu Dhabi earlier this month and suffering

  • Owen Wilson and Co-Stars Safe After Fire on 'The Coup' Set

    November 21, 2013 10:45 PM 128

    , and were not injured in the fire that damaged their film's set in Thailand. The actors were filming "" on Wednesday, November 20 when a fire broke out in the government building set where Wilson and Bell's characters take refuge to escape a helicopter attack. The John Erick Dowdle film has been shooting in Lampang and Chiang Mai in northern Thailand

  • Respect the Name: Muhammad

    November 21, 2013 9:25 PM 231

    A group of students at King Abdul Aziz University have launched a campaign through word of mouth and social media that aims to restore the reverence and the special standing associated with the beautiful name Muhammad, the name of our Prophet may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. The campaign actually has a dual purpose; first to remind Muslims

  • Lion Huntress Melissa Bachman Targeted With New Online Petition

    November 21, 2013 8:22 PM 119

    Melissa Bachman, the celebrity hunter who sparked outrage over the weekend after she tweeted a photo of herself posing with a lion she had killed, is continuing to catch heat. Bachman is the target of a new petition that asks the Pursuit Channel, Dish Network and DirecTV to cancel Bachman’s hunting show, “Winchester Deadly Passion.” So far the petition

  • 10 Reasons It's A Shame Zlatan Ibrahimovic Won't Be Playing In The 2014 World Cup (VIDEOS)

    November 21, 2013 6:22 PM 160

    BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: Boston police officer Steve Horgan reacts as Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers tries to catch a grand slam hit by David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning of Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Marya Rosales, the 'Half-Ton Killer,' has lost more than 600 pounds

    November 21, 2013 4:44 PM 130

    Texas woman is subject of new TLC documentary 'Half-Ton Killer: Transformed.' Rosales shot to fame after she was accused of crushing her nephew to death. Marya Rosales, who once eclipsed 1,000 pounds, has undergone a complete metabolic metamorphosis — shaving more than 600 pounds off her frame. “At this point, if things don’t change, I’m going to die,” Rosales