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August 26, 2014 - 5:25pm
1 day 23 min ago

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.

The tortoises at the Aspen Art Museum were taken to undisclosed conservation site on Monday, less than three weeks after the exhibit opened. The Aspen Art Museum says the conservation site will be the permanent home for the African sulcata tortoises.

The Aspen Times reports (...

August 26, 2014 - 5:17pm
1 day 4 hours ago

iBook charts for week ending August 25, 2014:

Top Paid Books

1. If I Stay by Gayle Forman - 9781101046340 - (Penguin Group US)

2. Mean Streak by Sandra Brown - 9781455581139 - (Grand Central Publishing)

3. The Giver by Lois Lowry - 9780547345901 - (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

4. Where She Went by Gayle Forman - 9781101476321 - (Penguin Group US)

5. The Fault in Our...

August 26, 2014 - 5:10pm
1 day 4 hours ago

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 25, 2014:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang

3. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc

4. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB

5. Videoshop - Video Editor, joseph Riquelme

6. NFL Fantasy Football Cheat She..., NFL Enterprises LLC...

August 26, 2014 - 4:58pm
1 day 4 hours ago

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending August 25, 2014:

Top Songs

1. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift

2. All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor

3. Bang Bang, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

4. Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora), Iggy Azalea

5. Anaconda, Nicki Minaj

6. Stay With Me, Sam Smith

7. Rather Be feat. Jess...

August 26, 2014 - 4:54pm
20 hours 43 min ago

HOUSTON (AP) — The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition.

The pitch came from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official, during a news conference Tuesday on the floor of the 49-year-old county-owned building.

Emmett said while some people feel...

August 26, 2014 - 4:49pm
1 day 3 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general's office.

The announcement by Jay Lerner, a spokesman for the IG's office, follows the disclosure by Amtrak's inspector general that DEA paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers that the drug-...

August 26, 2014 - 4:49pm
1 day 5 hours ago

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 18 to Sunday August 24 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

UNITED STATES

1. Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass" (Epic Records)

2. Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" (Capitol Records Ltd.)

3. MAGIC!, "Rude" (RCA Records)

4...

August 26, 2014 - 4:45pm
1 day 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.

The White House announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama approved the Medal of Honor for 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, who was killed standing his ground against Pickett's Charge during the pivotal, three-day Battle of...

August 26, 2014 - 4:39pm
16 hours 53 min ago

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.

Alicia Marie Englert, 23, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder.

The baby girl was in critical condition at a Salt Lake City hospital on a ventilator and fighting for her life,...

August 26, 2014 - 4:37pm
1 day 5 hours ago

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 18 to Sunday, August 24 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

UNITED STATES

1. ODESZA, "Say My Name (feat. Zyra)" (Counter Records)

2. Nickelback, "Edge Of A Revolution" (Republic Records)

3. Alt-J, "Every Other Freckle" (Canvasback/...

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