Amtrak Halts Some Morning Service In Boston Area
Amtrak has canceled some service to and from Boston after a train struck a vehicle on the tracks. The temporary track closure is affecting service at South Station, Back Bay Station and Route 128 Station on Monday morning. The condition of the people in the truck wasn't immediately clear. Amtrak says it will take several hours "to remove the damaged rail equipment and to make any needed repairs to railroad property." Delays were expected on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Providence and Stoughton line.
Samsung Explains How Hard It Is To Make An IPhone 6 ‘killer’
Samsung has already announced one of its two iPhone 6 “killers,” the Galaxy Alpha that’s supposed to compete against the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and the company’s marketing department is already hard at work trying to explain how awesome the somewhat metallic design of the Galaxy Alpha is. Here is something you already know, the Galaxy Alpha features a metal frame with curved corner,” Samsung starts its essay on the Galaxy Alpha’s build quality.
Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert
The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement that it took the action because Cyrus often undertakes acts that go against moral acts and customs that often which are punishable against Dominican law. Tickets for the concert, some as much as $350, have been on sale since July. Some critics have declared Cyrus' onstage antics, including twerking, as vulgar.
Thai Junta Leader Tells Nation To Move On From Coup
Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in an address to the nation a day after he was elected prime minister by a legislature he hand-picked, asked Thais not to dwell on the dramatic coup he led in May. In a rambling, 90-minute speech Prayuth, who is also Thailand's army chief, touched on a number of topics ranging from Thailand's illegal ivory trade to practices of human trafficking in the fishing industry. His election, which still needs to be endorsed by Thailand's king, adds a veneer of legitimacy to a military council, formally known as the National Council for Peace and Order, that has ruled unchallenged since it took control.
Khloé Kardashian Dyes Hair Dark, Ditches Blond Color--See The Pic!
There are no longer any blond Kardashians. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner ditched the lighter hue months ago, and now Khloé Kardashian has also returned to the dark side. The 30-year-old posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday in which you can clearly see her golden strands have been dyed to a rich brunette shade—perfect timing since fall is just around the corner and you know a lot more celebs will be following her lead. "Channeling my inner Priscilla Presley!!!" the E! star captioned the snapshot, which was also a behind-the-scenes look of the Kardashian Beauty shoot. Khloé, Kim and Kourtney have all shared selfies while on set this week.
Samsung's Galaxy S5 Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Samsung Galaxy S5 on the rocks, anyone? Eager to get in on August's biggest social media craze and to show off its waterproof properties, Samsung Mobile UK has rolled out a video of the S5 taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The phone makes it through with flying colors, but it's unclear if Samsung will. Commenters have already questioned whether the company is donating to the cause or just exploiting it. A Samsung UK rep says the company has donated to The Motor Neurone Disease Association as part of the effort. The MNDA is the UK equivalent to the ALS Association, though they aren't affiliated.
GM Opens IT Center In Phoenix, Arizona
General Motors said it opened a fourth IT center in the United States in Phoenix, Arizona as it aims to improve performance and cut operational costs. The automaker said it expects to hire 1,000 employees at the center over the next five years. It already has about 500 employees at the site. GM's three other IT centers are in Warren, Michigan, in Austin, Texas and in Roswell, Georgia.
4 Firefighters Electrocuted While Helping With ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Four firefighters were electrocuted while helping with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the rural town of Campbellsville, Kentucky, on Thursday. Members of the Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Department finished dumping buckets of ice water over the heads of students in the Campbellsville University marching band when things went terribly wrong. Captain Tony Grider and part-time firefighter Simon A.
Microsoft Has $93 Billion Overseas And Doesn't Pay Taxes On It
Microsoft holds $92.9 billion of earnings in accounts outside of the United States, saving the company almost $30 billion in taxes. The move helps companies avoid paying those sums to Uncle Sam. A report by the International Business Times found that the amount represents a significant increase from past years. Corporate taxes have also been a point of contention between in the political world, with conservatives seeking to ease tax burdens on U.S.
NATO Criticizes Russian Convoy Sent Into Ukraine
NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government. Anders Fogh Rasmussen called Russia's unilateral decision to send more than 130 trucks filled with what it called humanitarian aid into rebel-held areas " a blatant breach of Russia's international commitments" and "a further violation of Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia." Rasmussen said in a statement in Brussels that Friday's deployment in the conflict-torn area of Luhansk, Ukraine, could deepen a crisis "which Russia itself has created and has continued to fuel."