• Homeless family of 4 found dead in parked van in California

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - A homeless couple and their two young children, all dressed for bed, were found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a parked van that had its windows covered with blankets and a shade to block out the light outside a Southern California strip mall, police said Friday.

  • Adrian Lamo: Hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning dies, aged 37

    Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker best known for giving up information that lead to Chelsea Manning's arrest, has died at the age of 37. Mr Lamo, occasionally known as the “homeless hacker” because of his penchant for roaming the US on Greyhound buses, died in Sedgwick County, Kansas on Friday, according to multiple reports. An account appearing to belong to his father, Mario Lamo, posted a tribute in a Facebook group called “2600 | The Hacker Quarterly”.

  • At just $599 for 55″ and $999 for 65″, this 4K ULED TV is an absolute steal

    The Hisense H9D Plus is probably the best TV you’ve never heard of. The picture quality of Hisense’s ULED panels is easily on par with recent models from big names like Sony, Samsung, and LG, but the overall design of the TV is even better. It has wonderfully narrow bezels around the display, and the entire thing is made out of brushed aluminum. It’s stunning, seriously, but the problem is Hisense doesn’t quite have the same marketing budget as the big boys. The important thing is now you’ve heard of the H9D Plus, and Amazon has it at killer prices right now. The Hisense 55H9D Plus 55-inch 4K/UHD Smart TV is on sale for just $599.99 (or less, if the right seller has it in stock), and you can bump up to the Hisense 65H9D Plus 65-inch 4K/UHD Smart TV for just $999.99, which is $1,000 off retail. Here are some more details from the product page: This TV is designed to impress. Premium ULED technology produces smooth, colorful images and HDR technology displays a more vibrant picture. The H9 Plus Series 4K UHD Smart TV comes equipped with a 120Hz panel and Motion Rate 240. With plenty of mind-boggling tech like UHD Upscaling to convert lower resolution content, this TV is really going to spoil you. This series also offers award-winning sound integrated with dbx-tv® technology, popular built-in apps to personalize your entertainment, and multiple ports to connect your favorite devices.

  • Streets deserted, airport closes for Bali's Day of Silence

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's normally bustling Bali has shut down social media, turned away flights and shuttered all shops for a Day of Silence that marks New Year on the predominantly Hindu island.

  • A factory worker at 13, Hong Kong's iconic billionaire retires

    Li Ka-shing's rise from penniless immigrant in 1940 to billionaire tycoon is the consummate success story in Hong Kong, a city which progressed alongside him from trading outpost to one of the world's biggest financial centers. While Hong Kong's adoration of the billionaire and his rags-to-riches story has waned somewhat in recent years, he is still stepping aside from one of Asia's most outward-looking empires, spanning more than 50 countries and 323,000 employees at last count. Through a career spanning the 78 years since his family fled war-torn China for Hong Kong, Li built fortunes first in plastics and property before joining the first wave of top-tier Chinese tycoons in the city with the 1979 purchase of Hutchison Whampoa, a venerable British "hong" or trading house.

  • Gina Haspel should be arrested - not put in charge of the CIA

    Haspel personally oversaw torture at a CIA black site in Thailand, and she even seemed to relish the role. Haspel also oversaw George W Bush’s rendition to torture program and, unsurprisingly, many in the intelligence community that are connected to the US torture program are now leaping to her defense, saying that she shouldn’t be penalized now for just following orders back then.

  • What fish should you skip to avoid consuming excessive mercury?

    Certain types of fish are higher in mercury than others. Eating fish is beneficial for health, say experts, because fish is a rich source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. Excessive amounts of methylmercury can have a detrimental effect on your body, particularly the central nervous system.