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  • Will Apple join Google in the smartwatch market this September? (Image Credit: Google via CNNMoney.com)

    Report: Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Tick-tock! Clear up some space on your wrist. It might finally be iWatch time on September 9. Influential tech new site Re/code reported Wednesday that Apple (AAPL, Tech30) may unveil a wearable device next month at the same event where it is expected to debut the iPhone 6. It seems likely that such wearable device would be a watch since Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch back in July. A spokeswoman from Apple declined […]

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    Bill Gates and his wife give $1 million to gun control push

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have together donated $1 million to the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a gun control advocacy group, according to its most recent financial report with Washington State. The contributions by the couple, who are now full-time philanthropists running the foundation bearing their names, are only the most recent big dollar donations from billionaires who made their fortunes from the software company. Previously, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen gave $500,000 […]

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    Flag on the Play: USC football player suspended; admits to lying about injury

    Los Angeles, CA — USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw was suspended Wednesday after admitting that he concocted a story about rescuing his nephew from drowning to explain injuries to his ankles, the university’s sports spokesman said. The story was a “complete fabrication,” Shaw told USC athletic department officials Wednesday, according to a statement from Tim Tessalone, USC Sports information director. Shaw apologized for misleading the team, coaches and the public, according to Tessalone. “We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” said […]

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    Tropical Storm Marie brings massive waves to California coast

    MALIBU, California (CNN) — Smashing! That pretty much sums up the waves coming to Southern California this week. And depending on whom you ask — weather forecasters or surfers — that word means either life-threatening peril or enlivening fun. Far offshore, Hurricane Marie is driving some of the tallest breakers in years to crest at Los Angeles-area beaches. The National Weather Service has issued beach hazard and high surf warnings from more than 100 miles north of L.A. down to […]

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    FBI investigating hack targeting JP Morgan Chase

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase that caused a data breach, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe. A U.S. official told CNN the extent of the damage from the attack and where it came from have not yet been determined. “Companies of our size unfortunately experience cyberattacks nearly every day. We have multiple layers of defense to counteract any threats and constantly monitor fraud levels,” a JPMorgan spokesperson said. […]

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    Don’t wait! Trade in your old iPhone now

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Eagerly awaiting the new iPhone? Then sell your old one now. The trade-in value of an old iPhone declines sharply before the launch of each new one, and Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 in just a couple of weeks — on Sept. 9. In the past, prices for old iPhones have dropped 20% a month before and after the company’s announcement, according to Gazelle, a company that will buy your old iPhone from […]

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    9-year-old accidentally kills shooting instructor while learning to use Uzi submachine gun

    (CNN) — A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities. The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of […]

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    Gun-toting teachers: Texas school district sticks to its gun policy

    ARGYLE, Tex. — It’s safe to say that one school district is ready to start the school year with guns blazing. The Argyle Independent School District is on target to continue its new policy of allowing some teachers to pack heat on campus. The posted sign on campus shoots straight, when it comes to the relatively new rule. It reads: “Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect […]

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    It’s a gamer thing: Amazon buying Twitch

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Watching people play video games is apparently not only popular, it’s extremely valuable. Amazon agreed agreed on Monday to pay $970 million to acquire Twitch, a service that lets users watch and broadcast video game play. Each month millions of people tune into Twitch to watch friends and strangers play video games, including competitive tournaments. An acquisition by Amazon and the lofty price tag would seem to validate the rise of gaming as a spectator sport. […]

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    The most talked-about moments from the Emmy Awards

    (CNN) — The Emmy Awards will never be confused for the MTV Video Music Awards — especially when they air on consecutive nights. It’s status quo versus cutting-edge cool. Even when Hollywood lets its hair down, it’s on the tame side. Still, host Seth Meyers did his best to liven up the proceedings. And the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards that aired Monday night did offer up some memorable moments. 1. Seth and Billy’s crazy quiz Meyers teamed up with “Billy […]

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    Surveillance missions authorized over Syria

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN. The flights — seen as a forerunner of possible U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria — could begin at any point, the official said Monday. “In general, when you’re thinking about conducting operations like that, you certainly want to get as much of a view on the ground as you can,” […]

  • Boy stumbles upon an ancient arrowhead on a New Jersey beach

    Virginia boy makes 10,000-year-old discovery at the beach

    BEACH HAVEN, New Jersey — Ten-year-old Noah Cordle kicked off his summer vacation by dipping his toes into the Atlantic Ocean, only to make an ancient discovery when a sharp object hit his foot. “It felt like a crab, so I jumped backward,” Cordle, who was vacationing with his family in Beach Haven, said. But it wasn’t a crab, or a mussel shell as he deduced it might be next, after seeing its black color. It was an arrowhead — […]


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