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Customize your Olympics with the Breaking News app

Your Olympics, your way. The free Breaking News app for iOS and Android lets you control when and how you see event results and Whoa! moments that matter to you.

With our app, users can experience a spoiler-free Olympics with just a simple tap of the screen. Avoid event results entirely by clicking the mute icon on the Olympics event results topic tag. Want to avoid all Olympics coverage, period? Click the mute icon on the 2014 Sochi Olympics topic tag.

Learn more about how to keep your Olympics spoiler-free: http://blog.breakingnews.com/post/75818189120/customize-your-olympics

Ready to start customizing? Click here: http://bit.ly/spoilerfree

All-new Breaking News app for Android

Android users, rejoice! Our all-new Breaking News app for Android is available for download.
 
Get real-time push notifications, mute stories you don’t want to see and Whoa! stories that surprise you. More details here.
 
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Introducing an all-new BreakingNews.com and iOS app

What’s Breaking News to you? Introducing our brand new iOS app and BreakingNews.com site where you can control the news you want to see.

Read more: http://blog.breakingnews.com/post/66009863912/were-excited-to-announce-a-brand-new-version-of

Download the app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/breaking-news-+/id394533293?mt=8

Gunman opens fire at Colorado movie theater, killing at least 12
Update (8:31 a.m. EDT): Colorado police spokesman revises death toll and says at least 12 dead in movie theater attack, AP reports.
NBC News: Fourteen people were killed and at least 50 others wounded early Friday when a gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster ”The Dark Knight Rises” near Denver, authorities and witnesses said.
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters that 10 people died at the scene and four others died after being taken to local hospitals. A three-month-old and a six-year-old girl were among those treated, according to reports.
More updates on BreakingNews.com.
Photo: Police responded to a shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, early this morning. (Karl Gehring / The Denver Post via nbcnews.com)

Gunman opens fire at Colorado movie theater, killing at least 12

Update (8:31 a.m. EDT): Colorado police spokesman revises death toll and says at least 12 dead in movie theater attack, AP reports.

NBC News: Fourteen people were killed and at least 50 others wounded early Friday when a gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster ”The Dark Knight Rises” near Denver, authorities and witnesses said.

Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters that 10 people died at the scene and four others died after being taken to local hospitals. A three-month-old and a six-year-old girl were among those treated, according to reports.

More updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Police responded to a shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, early this morning. (Karl Gehring / The Denver Post via nbcnews.com)

BREAKING: Stage collapses ahead of Radiohead show in Toronto

CBC reports: A stage at Toronto’s Downsview Park has collapsed ahead of a Radiohead concert, killing 1 person and injuring at least 3, according to Toronto EMS.

More updates on breakingnews.com.

(Photo posted by @zakeaa on Twitter.)

Mubarak sentenced to life in prison
The Associated Press reports that Egypt’s ex-President Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising that forced him from power.
AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

The Associated Press reports that Egypt’s ex-President Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising that forced him from power.

AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Former Rutgers student spared prison in webcam spying case

JUST IN: Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi has been sentenced to a probationary sentence of 30 days in jail, after being convicted of bias intimidation for using a webcam to see his roommate, Tyler Clementi, and another man kissing days before Clementi committed suicide, The Star-Ledger reports.

UPDATE: Prosecutor says she will appeal the sentence. More updates on breakingnews.com.

Photo: Dharun Ravi is seen in the courtroom for his sentencing in New Brunswick, NJ. (John O’Boyle/The Star-Ledger)

Robin Gibb, Bee Gees Co-Founder, Dead at 62

Via Rolling Stone.

Photo: Robin Gibb performs in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1991. (Rob Verhorst/Redferns)

JUST IN: TMZ reports Donna Summer has died

The Queen of Disco Donna Summer died this morning in Florida, according to TMZ. She was 63.

Update (12:05 p.m. EDT): E! News has confirmed Donna Summmer’s death.

Famed hair stylist Vidal Sassoon dead at 84

The Los Angeles Times: Famed hair stylist and fashion icon Vidal Sassoon was found dead at his home in Los Angeles, California, authorities say. Law enforcement sources say Sassoon died after an unspecified illness and that family were by his side. He was 84.

Photo: Phase 4 Films via latimes.com

Obama declares support for gay marriage

BREAKING: In an interview with ABC News, US President Barack Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and his own vice president.

Watch video from the interview here.

(Reblogged from huffingtonpost)

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Junior Seau dead, TMZ reports: Authorities are investigating the  43-year-old former NFL star’s death, which was a shooting that may have been self-inflicted. Details still coming in. We’ll keep an eye out.

EDIT: Here’s a local news report on the shooting. According to San Diego’s 10News, a witness reportedly heard about Seau’s death from police.

(Reblogged from shortformblog)