What's Trending 11/12: Typhoon relief warning, Veteran transformation

By KBJR News 1

December 18, 2013 Updated Dec 18, 2013 at 8:01 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The devastation in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan is prompting people in the U.S. to open their hearts and their wallets for victims.

The Federal Trade commission is offering some important tips to help you make sure your donations go where you want them to.

- Know the charity your donating to.
- Be alert for groups springing up in connection with the storm.
- Check with Better Business Bureau
- Never send cash
- Don't share personal or financial information unless you're sure the group is reputable.

New iPhones in the Works?
Hot off the unveiling of the newest iPhones, the 5C and 5S, Apple is reportedly developing iPhones with curved screens.

Bloomberg is reporting that the new iPhones would feature larger displays and screens that curve downward at the edges and will also have enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure.

The reports also says the designs will be available in two displays sizes; 4.7" and 5.5".

Apple did not comment on Bloomberg's report, which cited quote "a person familiar with the plans."

Trending on YouTube: Time-lapse Transformation of Veteran
We honored our war heroes on Monday with Veteran's Day, but viral video will make sure continue to keep them in mind for quite a while.

This time-lapse video, released just in time for Veteran's Day, captured the transformation of a homeless United States Army veteran.

Jim Wolf, the man in the video, struggles with homelessness and alcoholism, but thanks to a unique initiative he was recently given the opportunity for a complete makeover.

According to the video the physical change has also inspired him to turn his life around. He's now attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for the first time in his life.

Watch the video.

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