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Business: Microsoft streamlines smartphone business with 1,850 layoffs

Source: International Business Times

Microsoft has announced the latest of a series of huge job cuts in its mobile phone division, this time laying off 1,850 staff at a cost of almost $1...

Nation: TSA looks at automated bins, real-time data to deal with lengthy lines

Source: USA Today

McLEAN, Va. – Desperate to squelch sharp criticism for mismanaging airport checkpoints, the head of the Transportation Security Administration...

World: Afghan Taliban announce successor to Mullah Mansour

Source: BBC News

The Afghan Taliban have announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.

Out of the ordinary: Dubai opens world's first 3-D-printed office building

Source: Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai has opened what it said was the world's first functioning 3D-printed office building, part of a drive by the Gulf's main...

Business: Wireless subscribers used 10 trillion megabytes of data last year

Source: Forbes

Wireless subscribers used almost 10 trillion megabytes of data last year, more than double what they consumed in 2014, as the insatiable appetite for...

Nation: TSA boots head of security amid furor over long lines

Source: USA Today

The Transportation Security Administration's head of security has been ousted amid an uproar over long lines at airport security checkpoints and...

World: EgyptAir explosion claims disputed

Source: BBC News

Egyptian officials have disputed a claim that the condition of human remains found at the crash site of an EgyptAir plane suggests an explosion.

Out of the ordinary: Prisoner escapes, returns to jail to pick up friends

Source: UPI

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, May 23 (UPI) -- Alaska State Troopers said a man who escaped from a minimum-security facility returned three hours later with an...

Business: Tribune rejects Gannett offer but open to talks

Source: USA Today

Tribune Publishing Co. on Monday rejected the latest unsolicited acquisition offer from Gannett Co., owner of USA TODAY and more than 100 local news...

Nation: U.S. states on Zika's front line see big gaps in funding, expertise

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the...

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