John Douglas

Suspect in killings of 2 people in Idaho arrested in Reading

A Reading man being sought in the shooting deaths of two people in Idaho's capital city is now in custody.

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Mirage

Mirage/Shutterstock/CNNMoney

Yo backer launches new app

Got more on your mind than the word "Yo" conveys? A new messaging app called MIRAGE has you covered.

Buzzfeed

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

BuzzFeed fires editor for plagiarizing

Confronted by charges of plagiarism, BuzzFeed on Friday fired Benny Johnson, the viral politics editor whose work often typified the website's energetic storytelling style.

sun

istock

Solar storm barely missed earth in 2012

Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. The culprit? One of the largest solar storms in recorded history.

Robot furniture that builds itself

Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Apollo 8 earthrise photo from the Moon, 1968

NASA

US reveals secret plans for '60s moon base

The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week -- some of them stamped as "SECRET."

Facebook mobile blurb

iStock

Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone, and investors couldn't be more pleased.

Twitter

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women

Twitter's staff looks just like that of other tech companies: overwhelmingly male and white. .

Apple

David Goldman/CNNMoney.com

Apple sued by employees over labor issues

Apple has another employee lawsuit to contend with.

NSA, National Security Agency HQ, Fort Meade, Md

NSA/Handout via Reuters

Dark Mail: Email that hides from the NSA

You can run from NSA surveillance -- but you can't hide. One way or another, the U.S. government will be able to snoop on your personal conversations.

Possible Apple iWatch

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Is this Apple's new iWatch?

Apple was granted a patent for a smartwatch Tuesday, lending credence to rumors that the company will unveil a new "iWatch" this fall.

Verizon Wireless

Rich Brooks/CNN

Verizon's offer: Let us track you, get free stuff

Are you comfortable having your location and Web browsing tracked for marketing purposes? If so, Verizon's got a deal for you.

West Bank, Gaza

CNN

Israeli tech talent tapped to fight in Gaza

When Israeli soldiers wrap up their three years of mandatory service, many go on to launch tech startups.

Facebook Mentions

Courtesy Facebook

You're not cool enough for Facebook's newest app

Call it Facebook for the famous. Facebook has unveiled a new standalone app called "Mentions," which is designed to help famous people manage their presences on the site.

Google to speed up Web with smaller photos

Dana Lipnickas/CNNMoney

Google to speed up Web with smaller photos

Giant photos are slowing the Web down. Google has a plan to make your pages load faster.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Police: Oversized truck may have damaged covered bridge

Covered bridge closed for inspection
SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa.

The historic Wehr's Mill Covered Bridge in South Whitehall Township is closed until Lehigh County officials determine if the bridge was structurally compromised.

Penn Forest Twp. closes Friday after workman's comp issue

Penn Forest Twp closes Friday after workman s comp issue
PENN FOREST TWP., Pa.

The offices of a Carbon County municipality were closed for business Friday.

Theresa Hanley of Sellersville killed in accident

Ambulance
NEW BRITAIN TWP., Pa.

Thirty-seven-year-old Theresa Hanley of Sellersville was killed in a two-vehicle accident in New Britain Township at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Damaris Rivera of Allentown arrested for knife attack

ALLENTOWN, Pa.

An Allentown woman who attacked a man with a large knife and punched and slapped him in the face was arrested by city police Thursday.

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  • 1984 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

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    On this day: July 28

    Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.

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