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Kaine mocks Trump with 'believe me' line

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:47

After "humbly" accepting his party's VP nomination, the Virginia senator does his best impersonation of the GOP candidate.

Former NYC mayor questions Trump's sanity

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:23

Michael Bloomberg brands the Republican presidential nominee’s “business plan” for the country “a disaster.”

Biden says Trump has 'no clue' about needs of middle class

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:19

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Leveling a blistering attack on Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden put on his rhetorical hat as "middle-class Joe" Wednesday and told Democratic delegates and millions of television viewers that the billionaire businessman "has no clue" about the needs of working-class people or what makes the nation great.

Biden turns Trump's famous phrase against him

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:15

The DNC crowd explodes when the vice president asks "How can there be pleasure in saying, 'You’re fired'?"

Donald Trump courts frustrated Bernie backers

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:25

The GOP nominee takes to Reddit to speak directly to disillusioned supporters of Bernie Sanders.

Mom of Orlando victim makes emotional plea

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:28

Democrats made guns one of the biggest focuses in the third day of their four-day convention in Philadelphia.

Longtime Clinton foe endorses Hillary at DNC

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 15:52

California Gov. Jerry Brown, who spent decades criticizing Hillary and Bill Clinton, also took shots at Trump.

Graham: Punishment if Russia hacked U.S.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 15:35

The former senator says if Moscow is behind the hack at the DNC, Washington should recall its ambassador to Russa.

Personal abortion story a first at convention

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 15:09

"It’s not as simple as bad girls get abortions and good girls have families," says NARAL president Ilyse Hogue.

Venezuela police block opposition march for recall vote

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 14:37

Venezuelan police blocked a march Wednesday by opposition protesters demanding a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, a prospect looking less likely as the leftist government digs in its heels. "Venezuela is a pressure cooker, a volcano.

Sarah McBride poised to make history at DNC

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 14:04

The LGBT rights advocate will become the first openly transgender person to speak at a major national political convention.

Apple sold its billionth iPhone last week

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:33

When Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone back in 2007, the Apple co-founder laid out a rather modest goal for the company's revolutionary smartphone -- to sell 1 million units. At the time, 1 million in unit sales represented approximately 1% of the global smartphone market. And not only did Apple reach that goal with ease, it quickly became apparent that the iPhone itself was a juggernaut, a once-in-a-lifetime product that would forever change the way we interact with technology.

With each passing quarter, iPhone sales continued to skyrocket. Indeed, it wasn't until the company's March 2016 quarter that iPhone sales would experience their first year-over-year sales decline. That said, Apple last week reached an impressive new milestone -- 1 billion iPhones sold.

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Word of Apple's incredible milestone came via a press release issued earlier today.

During an employee meeting at Apple last week, CEO Tim Cook made the following statement:

iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It's become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day. Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.

As for how we got here, the following chart maps out all of Apple's quarterly iPhone sales from 2007 all the way to the present.

And for a little trip down memory lane, here's Steve Jobs masterfully introducing the iPhone back in 2007. What's particularly crazy about the original iPhone introduction is that the actual product vastly exceeded even the most wildly optimistic expectations about what the device was going to be like.


One reason Trump may be courting Russia

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:03
The GOP's nominee for president has praised Vladimir Putin and urged Russian cyberspies to hack Hillary Clinton's email.

Massive IS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:14

It was the largest and deadliest attack to hit the city since the March 2011 outbreak of Syria's conflict. Kurdish fighters have been a key force battling the jihadists in north and northeastern Syria and are the main component in the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance currently seeking to oust IS from Manbij.

Comey: Conversations about encryption issue still needed

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:08

NEW YORK (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said government and the tech industry need to sort out their differences over encryption before "something terrible happens" that would make productive conversations impossible.

Mother, Daughter and Son Found Dead in Suburban Home in What is Believed to Be Murder-Suicide

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:07

Maricopa County sheriff's deputies found Lisa Gerhart, 45, her 17-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter shot dead inside their Phoenix home.

World Youth Day

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:26

The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France. Polish officials say they have deployed tens of thousands of security officials to cover the event.

Warren declines to say if Kaine was the right VP pick

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:50

“He’s a good man," she said. “He’s going to be a valuable member of the team when she is president.”

Fence-jumpers arrested outside the DNC

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:45

Bernie Sanders supporters tried to enter a Secret Service-designated secure zone, police say.

French priest killer described as a 'time bomb'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:39

Adel Kermiche, 19, was kicked out of school as a youngster, struggled with psychological issues, and had been linked to terrorism.