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Apple's New Big-Screen iPhones Draw Long Lines As Sales Start

The iPhone 6 'Drop Test'

The biggest problem with phones is that they break, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are no exception. Watch one guy test the latest models so you don't have to

An undated family handout photo of British aid worker Alan Henning taken at a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syria border

Hostage's Wife Pleads With ISIS

The wife of British aid worker Alan Henning, held hostage by the extremist group since December, calls for militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late"

Kim Kadashian Attends The Kardashian Kollection Spring Launch At Westfield Parramatta

Nude Photo 'Leak' Targets Kim Kardashian

Pictures said to be of Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Hayden Panettiere, Mary-Kate Olsen, Hope Solo and Kaley Cuoco were posted on the site 4chan and quickly spread on reddit, only weeks after a first batch of celebrity photos was allegedly leaked

Joe Klein, photographed by Stephen Voss in D.C. March 31, 2014.

Joe Klein's 2014 Road Trip: Day One

TIME columnist visits the Galloway Ridge retirement community in Raleigh, North Carolina on the first stop of a swing through the southern states to find out what people outside the Beltway are talking about ahead of the 2014 midterm elections

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Jay Z and Beyoncé Dazzle in HBO's On The Run

HBO's concert special, filmed over two September shows in Paris by director Jonas Åkerlund, showed us nothing particularly revelatory but proves that there's nothing else like this celebrity couple, TIME's Adam Carlson reports

Missing UVa Student

Over 1,000 Search for Missing Student Hannah Graham

The first wave of volunteers, numbering more than 1,600, spread out around Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday to search for a missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, who disappeared a week earlier

Sierra Leone Ebola

Sierra Leone Staggers in Ebola Isolation Effort

Officials said Saturday most of Sierra Leone's 6 million people were complying with the country's Ebola lockdown, now in day two, as nearly 30,000 healthcare workers fanned out across the country to distribute materials, but troubles persisted

Employee at Turkey's consulate in Mosul is welcomed by her relatives at Esenboga airport in Ankara

Dozens of Turkish ISIS Hostages Freed

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized in June when the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or ISIS, raided the Turkish consulate in Mosul were freed Saturday in northern Iraq after three months in captivity

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Firefighter Injured While Doing Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

One of four firefighters hurt last month as they helped college students take part in an Ice Bucket Challenge has died of his injuries. The killed firefighter, Tony Grider, suffered an electric shock when his fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line

Alibaba founder Jack Ma and CFO Maggie Wu react as the company's IPO begins trading at the NYSE in New York

China's Alibaba Finds Riches on Wall Street

The Chinese Internet giant Alibaba saw its shares jump 38% in its first day of trading as a public company in the U.S., raising more than $21 billion and netting company leader Jack Ma, above, the distinction of the biggest IPO ever