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    5 things to know for your New Day — Tuesday, July 28

    (CNN) — The Boy Scouts make a major change. The search is still on for two missing teens. And an NFL team makes history with a new coach. It’s Tuesday, and here are five things to know for your New Day. BOY SCOUTS Bye, bye ban: We knew it was coming for weeks, but it’s still a big moment. The Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban yesterday on gay adults as Scout leaders. Not everyone is thrilled with the […]

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    Biggest smartphone flaw ever? Android phones can be hacked with a text

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message, according to research published Monday. This is likely the biggest smartphone flaw ever discovered. It affects an estimated 950 million phones worldwide — about 95% of the Androids in use today. The problem stems from the way Android phones analyze incoming text messages. Even before you open a message, the phone automatically processes incoming media files — including pictures, audio or video. That […]

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    Move over Toyota! Volkswagen winning global sales race

    LONDON (CNNMoney) — Volkswagen has stolen Toyota’s crown to become the world’s top carmaker by sales — at least for the year so far. Data on vehicles sold by the companies during the first six months of 2015 show the German automaker nudged out its Japanese rival to claim the top spot. Volkswagen sold 5.04 million vehicles from January to June, a slight dip from a year earlier. That compares to 5.02 million sold by Toyota over the same period. […]

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    Now is the best time to trade in your old iPhone

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A new iPhone can be expensive. If you want to offset the cost by selling your old one, now might be the best time to do it. Resale values start dropping by about 10% in September and October, according to eBay data analyzed by NextWorth, a gadget trade-in site. That’s generally when Apple releases new versions of the iPhone. If you wait until fall, supply of older iPhones will grow drastically and trade-in values will plummet. […]

  • A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a new type of experimental cholesterol-fighting drug that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which are among the most prescribed drugs in the United States.

    FDA approves new cholesterol lowering drug

    ATLANTA — The FDA approved the new cholesterol lowering drug alirocumab, brand name Praluent, on Friday. The injectable drug, from Regeneron and Sanofi, is the first in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. The drug works by making the liver more efficient at getting rid of LDL, or bad cholesterol. Praluent is approved for patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, or HeFh, which is an inherited condition that causes high LDL cholesterol levels. It is also approved for patients who […]

  • Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews continue the search for two boys reported overdue after not returning from their fishing trip in the vicinity of Jupiter, Florida, Saturday, July 25, 2015. Austin Stephanos (left) 14, and Perry Cohen (right), 14, are missing. The pair was last seen in the Jupiter area.

    Search continues for two 14-year-old boys who mysteriously disappeared while fishing off Florida coast

    JACKSONVILLE — The search for two 14-year-old boys who went missing on a Friday fishing trip has moved north and is focused off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos were last seen around Jupiter, Florida, reportedly heading to the Bahamas to fish. The Coast Guard found their 19-foot boat Sunday, capsized 67 nautical miles (about 77 miles, or 124 kilometers) off Florida’s Ponce de Leon Inlet. There was no sign of […]

  • Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.4 million vehicles on Thursday, July 24, 2015, for a software fix to prevent them from being hacked remotely. The recall affected various models of Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Chrysler vehicles equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

    Chrysler recalls 1.4 million hackable cars

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles that can be remotely hacked over the Internet. A flaw in several Chrysler models lets hackers remotely control them, posing an unprecedented danger for American drivers. Hackers can cut the brakes, shut down the engine, drive it off the road, or make all the electronics go haywire. After the vulnerability was uncovered on Tuesday, Chrysler offered a software upgrade that it recommended customers install “at their earliest convenience.” Chrysler on […]

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    Wedding shootout in Afghanistan kills 21 people

    KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — A wedding in Afghanistan turned deadly Sunday night when a gunfight broke out, killing 21 people, an Afghan official said. Two armed groups got into a dispute at the wedding in the northeastern province of Baghlan, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said. The dueling groups fired on each other, Sediqqi said. But the bullets also killed guests who were not involved in the fight. Two teenage boys were among the 21 killed, he said, and eight […]

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    Rick Perry on why gun-free zones are a bad idea

    (CNN) – Rick Perry said in an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, earlier this week shows why gun-free zones are “a bad idea” and said he believes people should be able to take their firearms to the movies. “I think that it makes a lot of sense to send a message across this country,” Perry said when asked by host Jake Tapper if the former governor believed a way to prevent such […]

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    Car bomb explodes killing 2 in Turkey

    Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) – A car bomb exploded Sunday in southern Turkey, killing two security officers and wounding four other people, officials said. The attack was launched when a vehicle carrying security personnel was ambushed on its way to an emergency call, the Diyarbakir provincial office said. Diyarbakir is a province in southeastern Turkey, a heavily Kurdish area, and is home to the city of the same name. No one has been arrested in connection with the explosion, officials said The […]

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    Walmart introduces car seat designed to prevent children from dying in hot cars

    (CNN) – Walmart and Evenflo announced this week a new infant car seat with technology designed to remind drivers of their backseat passengers, and stop children from dying in hot cars. In most new cars, an alert sounds if a driver or passenger is not wearing a seat belt or if headlights are left on. Using a similar idea, a sensor on the infant seat harness triggers a series of tones if a child is still buckled in when the ignition […]

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    Turkish warplanes bombed three ISIS targets inside Syria

    Istanbul (CNN) – Turkish warplanes bombed ISISpositions in Syria for the first time early Friday, significantly ramping up the country’s fight against the terrorist group. The strikes — which struck three ISIS targets inside Syria — come a day after ISIS militants killed a Turkish soldier in a border clash, and in the same week that a suicide blast blamed by Turkish authorities on ISIS killed more than 30 people. Turkey’s decision to attack ISIS positions was taken during a national […]

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