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Amtrak passengers stranded for 14 hours in freezing Chicago



Amtrak passengers on an eastbound train spent nearly 14 hours delayed at Chicago’s Union Station because of mechanical problems caused by weather.

The train was originally scheduled to leave Chicago at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, and travel first to New York and then Boston. The delay kept the train from leaving until 7:55 a.m. Thursday morning, but the trip was then further delayed because Amtrak decided the crew was too tired. The train turned around and did not get on the way until 11 a.m.


Watch Steve Jobs’ announcement of the first iPhone exactly 8 years later



Eight years ago, on Jan. 9, 2007, Steve Jobs climbed the stage during Apple’s annual Macworld conference, and announced the first iPhone

Starting off with the words “We’re gonna make some history today,” company cofounder Jobs tricked the audience by claiming he was going to introduce three products: an iPod with touch controls, a mobile phone and an Internet communications device

However, Jobs unveiled only one product: the iPhone, Apple’s first-ever smartphone

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I bought a fake Apple Watch for $27 at CES



LAS VEGAS— It will likely be at least two months before the highly anticipated Apple Watch hits shelves, but at least one company has already made a knockoff.

In the back of one of the smaller halls at CES, a Chinese company was showing off fake Apple Watches. So, naturally, I bought one.

The watch, created by Shenzhen-based Hyperdon is actually called “Smart Watch,” and it almost looks like the real deal — at least, upon…

Daymond John-backed mobile-screen protector doubles as mirror



Never live in fear of having something stuck in your teeth again.

Entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor Daymond John unveiled a new line of gold- and platinum-tempered glass-screen protectors, which each double as a mirror, under his company Moguls Mobile at CES on Wednesday.

Essentially, the scratch-resistant screen protector turns into a mirror when its display is turned off, so you’ll never have to use your low-quality, front-facing camera as a mirror to check yourself out

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Paris terror attack suspect reportedly surrenders to police



One of three suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris Wednesday that left 12 dead has turned himself in, according to multiple news reports.

The youngest of the trio of gunmen, 18-year-old Hamid Mourad, is in police custody, according to ABC, Le Monde and France 24

Mourad turned himself into a police station in Charleville-M

Authorities under fire after Shanghai stampede leaves 36 dead



Families of loved ones killed in a Shanghai, China New Year’s Eve stampede are angry at authorities for not preventing the tragedy and for giving false information in the aftermath

A large, tightly-packed crowd had gathered in Shanghai’s Chen Yi Square to watch a laser show and celebrate the New Year, but the festivities turned to chaos about 30 minutes before midnight, local time. Authorities don’t know what caused the stampede, but some who were amid the crush of people say they heard a…

Police protesters turn backs on NYPD, copying cops’ message to mayor



As thousands gathered in New York Saturday to remember a New York Police Department officer who was murdered execution-style with his partner on Dec. 20, police brutality protesters continued to rally in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Protesters who gathered at the NYPD’s 75th precinct office to condemn the November shooting death of Akai Gurley, an unarmed black men who was killed by a rookie NYPD officer in a dark public housing stairwell, turned their backs on officers standing behind…

16 people that will make you feel better about your bad life choices



Sometimes it’s just one of those days

No matter what you do or however much positive mental attitude you project into the world, a bad day is inevitably going to find its way to you eventually

However, on the Internet, a bad day for one unlucky person can be turned into entertainment for countless others. But before you feel bad, remember that it’s okay to laugh. We promise they’ll never find out

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17,000 join nationalist march in Dresden



A record 17,000 people have turned up to the latest in a string of “anti-Islamisation” demonstrations in Dresden in eastern Germany.

Monday night’s gathering outside the city’s Semperoper opera house was organised by far-right movement Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West.

The group, also known as Pegida, started weekly protests in October to express anger at what they consider a broken immigration system….

Your jolliest rule-bending holiday greeting cards



One horse open sleighs and wassailing are all well and good, but some holiday rules were meant to be bent.

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