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Apple free U2 album

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Apple offers a way to 'return' free U2 album

Apple learned an important lesson this week: Not everyone likes U2. And even those who do really don't like it when you put music in their libraries without asking.

A week after giving away a U2 album to most iTunes users, Apple has announced a way f...

iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus

Apple

Apple sold 4M iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in first day

Apparently, a lot of people want the iPhone 6. Apple sold a record 4 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones on Friday, the first day that the new iGadgets were available for pre-order, the company said Monday.

Microsoft

CNN

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion

Microsoft is expanding its video game empire, buying the wildly popular Minecraft and the tiny production studio that designed it for $2.5 billion.

With Minecraft, Microsoft will be acquiring one of the most popular games ever. Minecraft has been down...

Earth in space

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Golfer wins space trip after bagging hole-in-one

After a hole-in-one at the KLM Open in Amsterdam, golfer Andy Sullivan has won a prize that is truly out of this world.

The Englishman, who found the cup with his tee shot on the 15th hole, bagged himself a flight into space courtesy of a Dutch aerosp...

Cellphone Customers Jump Companies

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China tests sidewalk lanes for phone users

Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes -- one for cellphone users and the other for those without.

Solar flare

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Big solar storm hitting Earth

Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.

A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park on Friday.

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Apple Watch series

Apple

Will the Apple Watch be fashionable?

Ariel Adams loves watches.

He owns more than a hundred of them, sometimes changing into a different watch multiple times a day. He has even turned his horological passion into a full-time job reviewing watches.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

From Apple

IPhone 6 pre-orders crash Apple Store

The iPhone 6 became available for pre-order on Apple's online store Friday morning -- though "available" is a relative term. Eager customers encountered lengthy delays, and others couldn't even access the website.

Tim Cook

CNN

Apple's Tim Cook on TV, Steve Jobs, iPhone 6

In an in-depth interview with Charlie Rose taped on Friday, the Apple CEO said the current television experience is "stuck back in the 70s," but he didn't say when Apple might try to take TV into the future.

Yelp

yelp.com

Yelp without fear, says new California law

Ready to rip apart that dirty restaurant with the rude service, strange-looking patty melts and lukewarm coffee? California lawmakers want to make sure you don't get in financial, or legal, trouble because of it.

Mars Curiosity Rover reaches base layer of Mount Sharp

NASA/Mars Curiosity Rover

Mars rover reaches mountain; 'new science ahead!'

After roving across more than five miles of the Red Planet's sometimes rough terrain, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has reached its primary destination: the base of a Martian mountain in the middle of a vast, deep crater.

Facebook

Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

Facebook tests disappearing posts

If you want to use Facebook a little more like Snapchat, you might soon get your chance.

T-Mobile

CNNMoney

T-Mobile offers free cell spots to customers

T-Mobile wants to beef up its cell coverage by thinking small and piggybacking on your Internet service.

Gmail

Courtesy Google

5 million Gmail passwords leaked

A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum Wednesday

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

New rules for homebound instruction at Wilson schools

Wilson Area School District board meeting
EASTON, Pa.

Students in the Wilson Area School District who need homebound instruction will have to follow new guidelines.

Allentown zoners vote down apts. on South Whitehall border

Allentown Zoning Hearing Board
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

Allentown Zoning Board members Monday evening unanimously voted against the construction of a multiple-unit apartment complex.

Bangor downsizing its field of dreams

Bangor School Board President Pam Colton
BANGOR, Pa.

Bangor Area School Board members made it clear Monday night they have no plans to spend millions of dollars for a stadium.

Work on hold on North Street and Green Drive in Emmaus

Emmaus Borough Council
EMMAUS, PA

Repair and upgrade work on North Street and Green Drive in Emmaus Borough will have to wait.

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    On this day: September 16

    The Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower, "Jingle Bells" is copyrighted, General Motors is founded, Nixon drops in on "Laugh-In," Hurricane Ivan hits the Gulf Coast, and the federal government bails out AIG, all on this day.

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