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Is App Store Games Twitter account hint at Apple's step?

Apple sent the tech press into a frenzy Thursday when it launched "App Store Games," a Twitter account run by Apple's game curators. The account got things going by explaining what it takes to get your game featured in the store: Unique gameplay, rich plot, music and score, visuals and innovation. Many ...

Participants make their way through dust at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The 29th annual alternative living event is traditionally centered around the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy.  (Andy Barron /The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

Photos: Burning Man, Aug. 30-Sept. 7, 2015

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Sept. 27: We've waited 3 decades for the moon to do this

If you've waited your whole life to see a supermoon lunar eclipse, you're in luck. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, let me explain. More popular and trending stories Mark your calendars for Sept. 27 because all of us earthlings are in for a treat. Here's a ...

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How to get a pumpkin spice latte days early

While the official start date for Starbucks’ famous pumpkin spice latte is not until September 8, fans of the drink can earn a special pass to get one early. More popular and trending stories The official Twitter account for the drink, @TheRealPSL, tweeted instructions on Thursday night. Eager customers can ...

Police search for gunman who shot three near Sacramento City College, killing one

Police in Sacramento were conducting a door-to-door manhunt Thursday evening after a gunman shot three people, killing one of them, near a softball field on the campus of Sacramento City College. More trending stories One of the surviving victims was severely wounded and another sustained a minor wound, police said. ...

11-year-old home alone with little sister shoots, kills intruder

An 11-year-old boy who was home alone with his sister, 4, shot and killed one of two intruders who broke into the house through the front door, police said.  More trending stories Officers said the suspects tried to get in twice, unsuccessfully, before pushing through the front door of the ...

Taylor Swift's music videos have never been very diverse

When Taylor Swift premiered her newest music video, "Wildest Dreams," Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, the focus was pretty much on Swift's co-star, Scott Eastwood.  And in four days, the video has racked up over 19 million views on YouTube. But as more people watch it, more attention is ...

The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, right, and Charlie Watts perform at Bobby Dodd Stadium on the Georgia Tech campus Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Keith Richards: Rap is for tone-deaf people, heavy metal groups are jokes

As he prepares to release a solo album later this month, the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards tossed out a few zingers about contemporary music and musicians. More popular and trending stories Richard told the New York Daily News that rock today “sounds like a dull thud… with no bounce, no ...

Florida gunmaker catches heat over assault rifle featuring cross, bible verse

An Apopka firearms manufacturer is catching heat over its new assault rifle, called The Crusader, which bears a Christian cross and a psalm from the bible. More trending stories Some members of the Islamic community have taken offense at what Spike's Tactical says is behind the religious features. The company's ...

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Authorities say they found 2.7 pounds of cocaine in woman's bra at airport

A woman was arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport after authorities said they found cocaine hidden in her bra during an inspection. NBC Miami reported that a Jamaican woman traveling through the airport was arrested on Aug. 2 after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said they found about 2.7 pounds ...

Deputies investigate day care after incident captured on video

York County sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident at Fort Mill Preparatory Cooperative Preschool on Old Nation Road. More trending stories The day care has an A+ rating from the state, but an incident caught on a cellphone video this week frightened parents and led to the investigation. Click play ...

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Police: Officer lied about being shot at before crashing cruiser

An officer's story of agunman shooting at him, causing him to crash before his cruiser caught fire was "fabricated," according to police. Mass. State Police responded to Millis after shots were reportedly fired at a cruiser Wednesday. State police were on scene after an officer told police his cruiser was struck ...

'Star Wars' toys are as big as the movies

"Star Wars" enjoys multibillion-dollar annual licensing revenue thanks to George Lucas' early decisions. It's not a "Star Wars" movie without new "Star Wars" toys to go with it. (Video via 20th Century Fox) What started with wildly popular action figures in 1977 and 1978 now includes app-controlled droids and the latest ...

Half of earth's trees gone, humans blamed

In a first-of-its-kind tree census, researchers have quantified the global tree population. There's good news and bad news. (Video via Pacheco / CC BY ND 2.0) We'll start with the good news. According to the study, published in Nature, there are approximately 3.04 trillion trees on the planet — that's 3 trillion, ...

Army Ranger School is now officially open to women

The Army has announced that any soldier can attend Ranger School, regardless of gender. Earlier this year, women were allowed to attempt to earn the elite Ranger tab for the first time ever in an effort to determine if women could meet the same standards to become a Ranger. Out of ...

Cost of living has increased, but many workers' pay hasn't

Even with an improving job market, many American workers aren't seeing improving paychecks, and new research suggests the families with the lowest incomes are getting hit the worst.  The National Employment Law Project says since the recession, many workers' pay has stayed the same while cost-of-living expenses increased. This means people have ...

Girl with cancer receives kind note on beam from hospital construction workers

This simple act of kindness made a young girl’s day. Construction workers at a Missouri hospital surprised a girl undergoing cancer treatment by writing a “get well” message on a metal beam, Today reports. Vivian Keith, 2, was diagnosed in February with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which damages cells that help ...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Sam Bradford, Rocky Balboa mashup inspires Eagles fans

Former Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford is back on the field after an unimpressive NFL career of injuries.  Fans are now rallying behind the Eagles' new starting quarterback, CBS Sports reported. The Chipadelphia Eagles, a fan who creates highlights and pump up videos on his YouTube channel, has put together a little ...

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Sheriff: Air Jordan thieves busted, one wearing the stolen shoes

Note to would-be criminals: If you’re going to rob a kid of his high-dollar tennis shoes at gunpoint, don’t later post pictures of the stolen shoes on social media. It’s also a good idea not to get caught a few days later “red-footed,” still wearing the hot sneakers. Those tips ...

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