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5 ways the iPhone changed our lives

By Heather Kelly, CNN

(CNN) – On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn’t exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.

The next day, Apple’s first iPhone went on sale.

At $600, it was a luxury item at first. But five years later, the phone’s dramatic impact can be seen in our daily lives, schools, factories and boardrooms. To date, more than 217 million iPhones have been sold, and they’re being used by construction workers to read blueprints, doctors to diagnose patients, governments to improve services and parents to quiet their kids in restaurants.

One dead in Newport News triple shooting

One person is dead and two others are hurt after a shooting in Newport News.

Police say it happened around midnight at 33rd Street and Madison Avenue.

A 25-year-old man had been shot several times.

Police say he died at the hospital.

Officers say they found the second victim a few blocks away – a 46-year-old man, who ran from the shooting.

He had been shot in the ankle.

And the third victim – a 29-year-old man shot in the leg – was taken to the hospital by a friend.

They are both expected to recover.

Police do not have a suspect at this time. If you have any information, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Fort Eustis soldier convicted of DUI in fatal CNU crash

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WTKR) – A Fort Eustis soldier was convicted Wednesday of driving under the influence last year.

Jesse Evans, 34, was sentenced to a $2,500 fine. He received no jail time because of the DUI sentence, but is in jail on two involuntary manslaughter charges.  

Evans is charged with killing Christoper Newport University students Sierra Smith and Kimberley Brin during a wrong-way crash on Interstate 64 on Dec. 4 in Hampton. Smith, 19, and Brin, 17, were roommates.

The accident occurred almost three months after the DUI charge Evans was convicted of Wednesday.

Judge dismisses involuntary manslaughter charge in boating accident

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WTKR) – A judge has dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge Monday against a man involved in a boating accident.

The accident resulted in the death of a 13-year-old boy in 2010.

Wayne Espinoza, 49, was acquitted of the charge by Newport News Circuit Judge H. Vincent Conway.

Conway says Espinoza didn’t use sound judgment while boating, but his lack of judgment wasn’t enough to be involuntary manslaughter.

Espinoza was charged in the death of Lance Brewer on the James River in October 2010. Espinoza’s towing vessel crashed into Brewer’s 19-foot fishing boat. They collided as Espinoza was traveling north through a channel and Brewer toward Isle of Wight.

The boats clashed near a concrete structure that was 10 feet above water.

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Woman airlifted to hospital after car crash

Woman airlifted to hospital after car crash

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WTKR) – A car accident in Newport News resulted in a woman being airlifted to a Norfolk hospital Wednesday.

The woman’s car was hit from behind, causing her to slam into a tree. It occurred around 4 p.m. on Oyster Point Road, near Kiln Creek Parkway, says Harold Eley, spokesman for the Newport News Police Department.

World’s most expensive case of wine now for sale, just $168K a bottle

By Kat Kinsman, CNN

(CNN) — It’s a little-known fact, but wealthy people are actually physically unable to ingest liquids that cost less than $20 per fluid ounce. Consequently, today is a banner day for 12 lucky, loaded imbibers around the globe.

What did the Supreme Court decide on health care?

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) — In its 5-4 decision to uphold the U.S. health care law, the Supreme Court answered several key questions: 

-Question: Can the court decide the constitutionality of health care now, or does it have to wait a few years?

To answer, the court had to decide whether a penalty the law imposes on people who do not have health insurance amounts to a tax.

A previously obscure law mandated that the legality of a tax cannot be challenged until it is imposed, and the health care law doesn’t call for penalties until 2014.

-The court’s answer: The court upheld the entire law. 

-Question: Is the requirement that people have health insurance — the so-called individual mandate — constitutional?

-The court’s answer: Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the commerce clause did not apply, but the mandate stands under the taxing clause.