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  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Herd mentality: 'Sheepdog mystery' solved at last
    Herd mentality: 'Sheepdog mystery' solved at last

    There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The answer, revealed on Tuesday in a journal published by Britain's prestigious Royal Society, is that sheepdogs cleverly follow a simple rulebook. Researchers fitted highly accurate GPS tracking devices into backpacks that were then placed on a trained Australian Kelpie sheepdog and on a flock of 46 female merino sheep in a five-hectare (12-acre) field. "It basically sees white, fluffy things in front of it," said Andrew King of Swansea University in Wales.

  • Schwarzenegger movie finds deal, ducks Toronto film fest

    The Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin film "Maggie" is set for a 2015 world premiere thanks to its newly minted distribution deal with Lionsgate.

  • White House preps legal case for immigration steps
    White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say.

  • Boy Comically Protests Mother's Pregnancy News
    Boy Comically Protests Mother's Pregnancy News

    One of the biggest events in the life of a family is the arrival of a new child. It's almost always a very big deal for the expectant mother, as well as the friends and family members around her. Usually the announcement of the pregnancy is met with congratulatory feedback. But in the case of Shanee Gibson Hart, from Fort Lewis, Washington, telling her young son, Tré, and toddler daughter, Amaya, was more of an ordeal than a big deal. Filming the announcement to her children in the privacy of a car, Hart broke the news, and her little man was none too happy yet quite hilarious.

  • South Korea's Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches
    South Korea's Samsung and LG unveil new smartwatches

    South Korea's Samsung and LG unveiled new smartwatches Thursday with upgraded functions and design as they step up their drive to lead an increasingly competitive market for wearable devices. The "Gear S" is Samsung's first smartwatch able to make stand-alone phonecalls with built-in 3G alongside Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. "It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime," said JK Shin, head of Samsung's IT and mobile communications division. Global handset and software makers have struggled to diversify from the saturated smartphone sector to wearable devices.

  • What If We Got Rid of Textbooks?
    What If We Got Rid of Textbooks?

    Personalized learning is taking education off the page.

  • A Brief History of Vladimir Putin's Uncomfortable Photographs With Foreign Leaders
    A Brief History of Vladimir Putin's Uncomfortable Photographs With Foreign Leaders

    Perfecting the photo op is not an easy task. But for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who doesn't have the greatest relationship with many world leaders, it's almost never easy.

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