NUMBER 5 - 400 OFFICE DEPOT STORES CLOSING
Office Depot is closing 400 of its U.S stores, 150 should be gone by the end of this year. The move comes six months after the business supply company inked a merger with rival OfficeMax. Apparently, OfficeMax and Office Depot had a lot of stores near each other. The company isn't saying exactly which locations will be closed, but the 400 stores on the chopping block will be gone by 2016.
NUMBER 4 - IPHONE EMAIL FLAW
The latest versions of Apple's iOS 7 software fails to encrypt email attachments, leaving the user vulnerable to hackers, according to a German security expert. He tested for the flaw in an iPhone 4, iPhone 5S and iPad 2. He was able to access email attachments on a locked device just by plugging it into a computer and using passcode-bypassing software. He reached out to Apple and the company told him it was aware of the problem, but did not say when it would be fixed.
NUMBER 3 - CLIMATE CHANGE WARNING
The White House is issuing a new report that sounds the climate change alarm for future generations. The National Climate Assessment warns of warmer temperatures, rising sea levels, and more erratic weather. Experts say the weather extremes we've seen this year and last are evidence this country must take action, before it's too late. President Obama will speak with meteorologists about the report's findings.
NUMBER 2 - CAUSE OF CIRCUS ACCIDENT DETERMINED
Investigators now say a single piece of equipment is to blame for a gruesome Ringling Brothers circus accident that sent nine performers to the hospital Sunday. State investigators have determined a steel connection point made to hold 10,000 pounds, just snapped. OSHA says one of the things they will look at in this investigation is whether there should be more inspections of this type of equipment.
NUMBER 1 - MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR KIDNAPPED NIGERIAN GIRLS
Members of Congress and staff members held a moment of silence outside the U.S. Capitol Tuesday for hundreds of kidnapped girls in Nigeria. Nearly 300 girls were abducted from a boarding school on April 14th, and at least eight more have been kidnapped from a village. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has admitted to taking the girls, ages 12 to 15. The U.S. is sending help to Nigeria, including intelligence and negotiation experts, to aid in the search.
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