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NASA orbiters OK after comet buzzes Mars

It was the closest comet near-miss known to astronomers, but everything is alright.

Comet Siding Spring shaved past a planet's surface at one third the distance of the Earth to the moon. But it wasn't Earth in the cross hairs -- it was our neighbor Ma...

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Courtesy Sarah Hyndman

Why this man created a Comic Sans typewriter

It's one of the most mocked fonts on the Internet, the target of numerous campaigns and websites that believe its "comical" design has no place in civilized society.

Now, Comic Sans has gone analog with the "Sincerity Machine," a typewriter that types...

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Crowdfunding your home renovation: Should you do it?

Meghan Reidy really doesn't like her downstairs bathroom. She and her husband are hoping that family, friends and maybe even complete strangers can help fund the $500 renovation.

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Teens face 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety

Ask any teen whether he or she suffers from social media anxiety, and the answer will probably be no.

That's what happened when six teens and adolescents -- five from New York and one from Los Angeles -- got together recently for a unique weeklong wo...

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Magic Leap

What is the mysterious Magic Leap?

It may have more than a half-billion dollars in the bank and the backing of tech titans like Google, as well as the investors with some of Silicon Valley's deepest pockets.

You've probably never heard of Magic Leap, a startup so secretive they're not ...

Mars

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Duck-and-cover time for Mars spacecraft

A comet is speeding toward a close-encounter with Mars. Comet Siding Spring is expected to come within 87,000 miles of Mars at about 2:27 p.m. ET on Sunday -- very close for a comet flyby.

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Apple unveils new iPads, releases OS X Yosemite

The iPad is getting a facelift.

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Les Moonves on reactions to CBS's streaming service

To hear Les Moonves tell it, the biggest skeptic inside CBS Corp. about the company's Internet subscription service was Les Moonves.

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Apple Pay is launching on Monday

Starting Monday, you can pay for stuff with your iPhone 6.

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Microsoft demos 'universal translator'

Skype users will soon be able to conduct voice and video calls supported by a near-real time translation technology.

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Amazon bringing on more holiday hands this year

Amazon is boosting the number of extra helpers it relies on to put gifts under the Christmas tree.

The company said Thursday it will hire 80,000 seasonal employees this year, up from 70,000 last year. Two years ago, it hired only 50,000.

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Diamond-encrusted phone can be yours for $250,000

With a price tag of $250,000, Savelli smartphones come complete with 18-carat white gold casing encrusted with precious diamonds.

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Apple leaks new iPad details

Apple tries very hard to keep its big announcements secret. The latest culprit responsible for ruining one of the tech company's surprises is -- Apple.

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Man treated for Google Glass addiction

A man who checked in to the Navy's Substance Abuse and Recovery Program for alcoholism treatment was also treated for a Google Glass addiction, according to a new study.

San Diego doctors say the 31-year-old man "exhibited significant frustration and...

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Organizers for trail honoring 9/11 heroes seek Lehigh Valley input

9\11 bike trail
BETHLEHEM, Pa.

Four days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a plan to commemorate the tragic events was born with the creation of a national biking, hiking and driving trail.

Political scientist lectures on Putin's foreign policy at Lafayette College

EASTON, Pa.

A political scientist talked about Vladimir Putin's foreign policy during a lecture Thursday evening in Easton.

Plosser wants interest rates to rise "sooner rather than later"

Plosser speaks about the economy in Allentown
ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says the Fed should raise interest rates "sooner rather than later."

Clash between executive and council torpedoes project plan at St. Luke's

Northampton Co. Exec John Brown at a town meeting
EASTON, Pa.

The friction between Northampton County Council and John Brown, the county executive, has jumped to a new level.

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  • Douglas MacArthur wading ashore in the Philippines, 1944, World War II

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    On this day: October 20

    Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines, Nixon sets off the "Saturday Night Massacre," Jackie Kennedy remarries, the Sydney Opera House opens, tragedy strikes Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Muammar Gaddafi is killed, all on this day.

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