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Lost runner survives night in forest — by drinking her own breast milk

Mashable - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:18

A New Zealand woman who got lost during a 20km run through a forest survived the ordeal by drinking her own breast milk and covering herself in dirt.

29-year-old Susan O'Brien had been taking part in the XTerra Wellington Trail Running Series through Rimutaka Forest Park in Wellington on Sunday. At some point she became disorientated and lost her way. She was expected to finish the race at 11:30 a.m. but had not emerged from the rugged bushland at 1 p.m.

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Wearing light clothing, the mother-of-two spent 24 hours waiting for help to arrive, as rescue helicopters scoured the area and runners searched the track Read more...

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Kanye West catches himself smiling

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:10
Scowling Kanye West caught SMILING! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports Kanye was nabbed wiping the smile off his face.
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Students forced to take final naked

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:10
An art course at UC San Diego requires students take their final exam completely nude. The professor says he's been doing it for years. KGTV reports.
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Now Periscope lets you sign up without a Twitter account

Mashable - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:09

Twitter's live-streaming app Periscope got a few updates on Monday, making it lot easier to use for those not already locked into the Twitter ecosystem

Now you can use your phone number to sign up for Periscope, with no need for a Twitter account at all

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The version 1.0.4 update, detailed in this post on Medium, also adds the ability to reply directly to comments in Periscope chats — a change that could vastly improve the app's social interaction features.

And because not all Periscope users are always on their best behavior, the app will now notify all users watching when a user has been blocked — effectively calling out any trolls on a particular stream Read more...

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Retired generals say U.S. should focus more on ISIS

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:07
The leader of the free world refuses to look with clear eyes at the fruits of radical Islam, the generals say.
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Bodies found in serial killer probe

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:58
The remains of at least four additional people have been found during a serial killer investigation behind a Connecticut strip mall where the bodies of three women were previously found, authorities said Monday.
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New indictment says Hernandez shot witness

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:58
Aaron Hernandez was accused of shooting former right-hand man Alexander Bradley in the face in February 2013, but he never faced any criminal charges -- until now.
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Drone footage offers beautiful views of massive flower garden

Mashable - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:58

Sometimes a little perspective can change everything

Given the aerial advantage and smooth flight path of a drone, they're perfect for filming areas that are hard or impossible to reach.

YouTuber Wiebe de Jager used a DIJI Phantom 2 to capture fantastic views of Keukenhof, one of the world's largest flower gardens, located in Lisse, Netherlands.

Something incredible happens when you attach a 4K camera to a drone

Rare gray whale superpod seen in drone footage

Drone footage reveals bird's-eye view of an icy Hudson River

Drone flies above Ireland to capture remarkable coastal views Read more...

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Woman sues company that allegedly made her use a location-tracking app

Mashable - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:52

A mandatory app that allows your boss to keep tabs on your exact location at all times may sound like something out of an Orwellian nightmare. But a sales executive in California says she was faced with just that reality.

The California woman filed a lawsuit in the state's Superior Court against her former employer last week, saying she was fired for deleting an app from her phone that allowed her company to constantly monitor her whereabouts — even when she was not working.

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Myrna Arias, the Bakersfield woman who brought the suit, was a sales executive at Intermex, a company that facilitates money transfers, in 2014 Read more...

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North Korea test-fires submarine missile

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:48
North Korea could have a fully operational submarine armed with ballistic missiles within five years, a South Korean defense official said. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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Al Jazeera journalist sues network, seeks $100M

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:48
Al Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy is suing the network for $100 million in punitive and remedial damages for alleged negligence and breach of contract, Fahmy and his attorneys announced Monday.
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Planes to send satellites to space

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:45
DARPA is trying to launch satellites using airplanes in order to reduce the cost and time needed to get them in the air. CNN's Thom Patterson reports.
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Tom Brady suspended, team fined over 'Deflategate'

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:26
The NFL has suspended New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady for four games without pay.
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4 charged in police killings

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:16
Four suspects accused of involvement in the weekend deaths of two Hattiesburg, Mississippi, police officers are scheduled to appear in court Monday, the same day the community will hold a vigil in honor of the slain lawmen.
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Singer misses court date for baggage carousel joy ride

Inquirer - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:13
DENVER --- A band's lead singer has missed a court date after being arrested for riding the oversized luggage carousel at the Denver International Airport last month.   KMGH-TV reports that Puddle of Mudd lead singer Wes Scantlin was arrested by Denver police and charged with misdemeanor trespassing after taking his joy ride into an area that requires a security clearance for entrance.   DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery says this is only the second instance in 20 years in which airport officials remember someone riding the baggage carousel into a secured area.   Scantlin did not show up for his Tuesday arraignment, and he now faces a warrant for failure...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook joins Weibo, China's answer to Twitter

Mashable - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:13

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly emphasized the company's focus on China as a new source of growth

He doubled down on that sentiment recently — by joining Weibo, a micro-blogging service that is similar in many ways to Twitter

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The verified account displayed a message from Cook on Monday that read, in English and Chinese, "Hello China! Happy to be back in Beijing, announcing innovative new environmental programs."

The environmental note was a reference to Apple's Monday announcement regarding clean energy and environmental protection initiatives in China Read more...

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Was there a cover-up in the killing of bin Laden?

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:06
CNN's Peter Bergen says the claims by journalist Seymour Hersh that the White House was not completely transparent about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden don't hold up. FULL STORY
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UN rights experts knock Paraguay over pregnant 10-year-old

Inquirer - Tue, 2015-05-12 09:05
ASUNCION, Paraguay --- Paraguay's government has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being denied an abortion, United Nations human rights experts said on Monday.   In a statement released in Geneva, the four experts said Paraguay has refused to provide treatment to save the life of the girl, who is five months pregnant, "including safe and therapeutic abortion in a timely manner."   The case has set off a national debate in Paraguay where abortion is banned in all cases --- even rape --- except when the mother's life is in danger.   "The Paraguayan authorities' decision results in grave violations of the rights to life, to health, and ...

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Pacquiao, family on the way back to PH

Inquirer - Tue, 2015-05-12 08:58
Sarangani representative and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is headed back to the Philippines with his family, more than a week after suffering a loss via unanimous decision to American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas.   Pacquiao posted a photo of him, his wife Jinkee and their children Michael, Jimwell, Princess, Queenie and Israel on Facebook with the caption "Preparing for departure back to the Philippines."   In the photo, Pacquiao is seen wearing a sling for his injured shoulder.   READ: Pacquiao injury issue divides | Lawsuits pile up over Pacquiao injury   Within an hour, the photo already received hundreds of thousands of likes and al...

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Report: Airport security devices managed poorly

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2015-05-12 08:56
Maintenance of explosive detecting scanners and x-ray machines at the U.S. airport security checkpoints are not being managed properly, according to a new government report. And the Department of Homeland Security can't even definitively say they are all working properly.
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