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  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, September 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

  • Apple could offer loyalty rewards for mobile payments
    Apple could offer loyalty rewards for mobile payments

    Apple appears to be working on a loyalty rewards program for users of its new Apple pay mobile payments platform.

  • US strikes Islamic State jihadists near Baghdad for first time
    US strikes Islamic State jihadists near Baghdad for first time

    Baghdad (AFP) - The United States has bombed militants near Baghdad in support of Iraqi forces, striking close to the capital for the first time in its expanded campaign against Islamic State jihadists.

  • 3rd Room of Ancient Greek Tomb Revealed
    3rd Room of Ancient Greek Tomb Revealed

    Archaeologists say they've had a peek inside another room in a monumental ancient tomb in Greek Macedonia that is believed to date back to the era of Alexander the Great. The ongoing excavations at the Kasta Hill burial mound in Amphipolis — about 65 miles (104 kilometers) east of Thessaloniki — have generated excitement and speculation over what (and whom) archaeologists might find inside. In August, archaeologists revealed two broken sphinxes at the entrance to the burial complex. The archaeologists, led by Katerina Peristeri, have said they believe the tomb dates back to the late fourth century B.C. and has the characteristics of a work by Dinocrates, Alexander the Great's chief architect.

  • Rosetta team picks spot for historic comet landing
    Rosetta team picks spot for historic comet landing

    By Victoria Bryan and Tim Hepher BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - A team of scientists identified on Monday the point on the surface of a comet, known as "Site J," where they aim to land a probe in what would be a historic breakthrough for their decade-long project. The probe or lander will be dispatched from the Rosetta spacecraft, which was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2004 and has been tracking comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on its trip around the sun. ...

  • Islamic State supporter warns of attacks against U.S.: SITE
    Islamic State supporter warns of attacks against U.S.: SITE

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A supporter of Islamic State militants has warned of attacks on the United States and its allies if they continue to carry out military action against the group that has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, the SITE monitoring service said. The message on a well-known militant Islamist online forum is one of the few responses from supporters of Islamic State to Washington's announcement last week that it was prepared to extend airstrikes against the group into Syria. ...

  • Gas production blamed for rise in Colorado, New Mexico quakes
    Gas production blamed for rise in Colorado, New Mexico quakes

    By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - The deep injection of wastewater underground by energy companies during methane gas extraction has caused a dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, U.S. government scientists said in a study released on Monday. The study by U.S. Geological Survey researchers is the latest to link energy production methods to an increase in quakes in regions where those techniques are used. Energy companies began producing coal-bed methane in Colorado in 1994, then in New Mexico five years later. ...

  • Britain's Prince Harry turns 30 with a beer and a fortune
    Britain's Prince Harry turns 30 with a beer and a fortune

    Prince Harry celebrated his 30th birthday Monday with a beer after the end of his multi-sport event for wounded troops, and with a windfall from his late mother Diana's estate. At the closing concert, Harry set off a Mexican wave, saying "Always wanted to do that," and read a message from "granny" -- Queen Elizabeth II -- praising the courage and determination of the competitors.

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