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Apple to Pay $53M in iPhone 'Water Damage' Lawsuit

Customers said Apple did not honor warranty

(Newser) - Apple is prepared to pay $53 million to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by a class action lawsuit that alleges the computer giant did not honor its warranties for iPhones and iPod Touches, reports Wired . While refusing to admit any wrongdoing, Apple would pay about $200 per person,... More »

Broken Pipe Floods Major LA Street

Flooding carries away cars, damages homes and businesses

(Newser) - More than 125 firefighters rushed to a major Los Angeles boulevard deluged by a broken water main in the wee hours, the LA Times and AP report. A 64-inch pipe, part of the city's original 94-year-old water system, erupted this morning, sweeping cars down streets and damaging businesses and homes.... More »

Evacuees Return to Battered Galveston

Damage varies widely in Texas town hit by Ike

(Newser) - Heaps of furniture and electronics lined Galveston's streets as evacuees returned to the Texan island to salvage their belongings, the Galveston County Daily News reports. Some were spared from Hurricane Ike’s wrath altogether, while others discovered their homes completely flattened. In the city's central housing projects, first-floor residents found... More »

10 Lies Homeowners Tell Buyers

Few are above making a fib or two part of the sales pitch

(Newser) - When a homeowner is desperate to sell and a buyer is ready to fork over the cash, the truth about a house is often swept under the rug, MSNBC reports. Watch out for frequent fibs when talking about:
  1. Personality of neighbors and the neighborhood.
  2. Status of home repairs (particularly the
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