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Posted Dec 19, 2014 at 1:01 AM

In this week’s edition of App Finder, we highlight the 2014’s most popular iPhone apps. Check out the App Store for more on each app, and stay tuned for next week’s roundup of 2014’s most popular Android apps. Among the top free apps, social media platforms reign supreme, with Facebook Messenger taking the top spot, despite users’ complaints earlier this summer about having to download a separate app to chat with friends over Facebook.

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

Posted Dec 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Stephen Colbert's conservative political pundit character may be fake — and judging by the fact that the Grim Reaper ("Grimmy") is Colbert's show's final guest when it wraps up on Thursday, the persona may not be long for this world. That's...

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 3:44 PM

New results from NASA's Curiosity rover are painting a curious picture of the planet's methane. The level of the gas found in the Gale Crater is less than expected, based on prediction models. But every once in a while, it spikes. NASA scientists...

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

For cigar aficionados around the country, the warming of U.S.-Cuba relations might best be celebrated beside the smoky glow of a Cohiba. And yet stateside, that still won't be easy to do for some time.

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The last 12 months may well mark the beginning of the end for the death penalty in America.

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM

How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you'll live. That's according to British research posing that question to about 6,500 adults. Those who felt younger than their real age lived the longest...

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman ran through the faults he saw in his team during its latest loss and it sure sounded familiar.

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it, Denmark's foreign minister said.

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM

When two brothers with conflicting political views clashed on a C-SPAN programmer, only one caller could break it up: "Oh God, it's Mom."

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