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FarmVille turns five years old

Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:20
"FarmVille" had more than 80 million active players at its peak in 2010, according to AppData. STORY HIGHLIGHTS"FarmVille" players still growing gardens, raising livestock on a virtual scaleThe social game became Facebook's No. 1 app in just six weeksIt had 80 million-plus players before a sharp dropBut millions remain players, saying game has forged real relationships
Five years on, millions still dig 'FarmVille'
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:20
"FarmVille" had more than 80 million active players at its peak in 2010, according to AppData. STORY HIGHLIGHTS"FarmVille" players still growing gardens, raising livestock on a virtual scaleThe social game became Facebook's No. 1 app in just six weeksIt had 80 million-plus players before a sharp dropBut millions remain players, saying game has forged real relationships
Should parents get jail when kids left alone? (Opinion)
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:20
STORY HIGHLIGHTSMark O'Mara: In March, homeless mom arrested after leaving kids in car during job interviewArrest drew outrage -- one among many recently in which parents left kids while at workHe says poverty being criminalized and neighbors used to help but now just call policeO'Mara says his mom let him play unattended as kid in New York but today she'd be arrested Editor's note: Mark O'Mara is a CNN legal analyst and a criminal defense…
House GOP calls off vote on immigration bill
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:20
Washington (CNN) -- On the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republicans canceled a vote on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. Meanwhile, the fate of a separate $2.7 billion Senate measure remained uncertain, with increased doubts that the Democratic majority will push for a final vote after the failure of the House…
Train heads for women on bridge
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:20
WTHR reports on two people that just missed being hit by a train -- a "miracle," as one railroad official put it.If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Guitarist Dick Wagner, who played for Alice Cooper, dead at 71
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:20
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Rock guitarist Dick Wagner, whose prolific session work graced the albums of such acts as Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith during the 1970s, has died at age 71 in Arizona, his manager said on Thursday. The Michigan-bred musician, featured on scores of albums and hailed by fans as "the Maestro of Rock," suffered from a number of health problems in his later years, including two heart attacks and a stroke.…
Ackman takes blame after hyped Herbalife talk flopped
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:20
BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman called himself his "own worst enemy" in reviewing why last week's much hyped presentation on Herbalife Ltd.'s nutrition clubs failed to deliver the "death blow" he had originally promised. "It was a PR failure," Ackman told Bloomberg News on Thursday, explaining that he had raised expectations about the presentation. "People were looking for the dead body and the smoking gun and instead what they got was a three-hour…
Is This the Death of Passwords?
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:17
Is it possible that your next password might be as simple and subtle as the way you type or hold your smartphone? If you hate trying to fill out those CAPTCHA forms with impossible-to-decipher characters, a new strategy for telling the difference between people and computers might give you some hope. Secrets are used to keep our stuff safe on computers; for nearly three decades now, that secret has chiefly been a password, or in…
Bush impeachment never happened, co-sponsor says
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:12
During a floor speech on Wednesday night, Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee voiced her opposition to the House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama and said that Democrats had never moved to impeach former President George W. Bush when he was in office. “A historical fact that President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists,” Jackson Lee said. “We did not seek an impeachment of President…
‘Woman in black,' who became a social-media phenomenon, reaches home
Thursday, 31 July 2014 14:12
A 50-something Army veteran who caused an Internet sensation as she traveled nearly 500 miles by foot, clad in long, black robes and sandals, has apparently reached what she calls “home” in Winchester, Va., police in Virginia say. Elizabeth Poles traveled for two months, and was seen from Georgia to West Virginia in her wanderings. Those who tried to give her food and water or otherwise help her were often rebuffed.
 

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