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As U.S. Admits Migrants in a Trickle, Critics Urge Obama to Pick Up the Pace
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:37:25 GMT

With the administration struggling to resettle Syrians and preparing to deport more Central Americans, allies and advocacy groups say the president’s actions do not match his words.

Donald Trump Soured on a Deal, and Hong Kong Partners Became Litigants
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:11:11 GMT

“I beat China all the time,” Mr. Trump said last year, citing one Manhattan investment. But documents and interviews tell a very different story of that deal.

Power Struggles Stall South Sudan’s Recovery From War
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 18:18:59 GMT

The world’s youngest country has, at least officially, emerged from civil war, but its government has done little to right a devastated economy.

Sadiq Khan, London’s New Mayor, and David Cameron Find Common Cause Fighting Brexit
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:53:52 GMT

After heated exchanges during the recent mayoral campaign, the prime minister and Sadiq Khan of the Labour Party are working together on European Union vote.

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published: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:18:20 GMT

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Old and on the Street: The Graying of America’s Homeless
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:15:34 GMT

The emergence of an older homeless population is creating daunting challenges for social service agencies and governments already struggling to fight poverty.

Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 15:05:52 GMT

Finland is an active front in an online “information war” between Russia and the West. When a journalist there confronted pro-Putin agitators, she became a target.

Poland Revives Effort to Extradite Roman Polanski
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:01:31 GMT

The move is the latest twist in the case involving the filmmaker, who is wanted in California over a 1977 conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Itineraries: When a Robot Books Your Airline Ticket
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 22:00:59 GMT

Virtual travel assistant services designed to understand conversational language are expected to change the way travel is planned.

Warriors 96, Thunder 88 | Golden State wins series, 4-3: Warriors Edge Thunder to Extend Dream Season to N.B.A. Finals
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:02:21 GMT

Golden State, which is seeking its second straight championship, needed to win the final three games of the series to set up a rematch with the Cavaliers.

3 Palestinians Executed in Gaza After Call to Resume Death Penalty
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:26:52 GMT

The three men had exhausted their appeals, and the executions were the first approved by a court in nearly two years.

Fire at Military Ammunition Depot in India Kills at Least 16
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:57:39 GMT

The large blaze erupted early on Tuesday in the state of Maharashtra and threatened neighboring villages before it was extinguished by the afternoon.

Iran Lawmakers Re-elect Their Conservative Leader, Ali Larijani
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:50:29 GMT

Mr. Larijani, scion of a powerful Iranian family, managed the Parliament’s approval last summer of the nuclear agreement with the Western powers.

Recording Spurs Anticorruption Minister to Resign in Brazil
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 02:32:15 GMT

A secretly recorded conversation seemed to show that he tried to stymie the graft investigation involving the national oil company.

Penguins 3, Sharks 2 | Pittsburgh leads series, 1-0: Penguins Top Sharks in Stanley Cup Finals Opener on Late Goal
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:54:30 GMT

Nick Bonino scored with just over two and a half minutes to play, and Pittsburgh captured the first game of the finals at home against San Jose after squandering a two-goal lead.

The Beguiling Charm of a Return Visit to Sicily
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 11:00:03 GMT

The author traveled with three generations of family to one of her favorite places on earth and wondered: Can you ever go back again?

Simon Cowell on Joining ‘America’s Got Talent’
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 19:56:50 GMT

“This 83-year-old woman in a leotard came on and stood on her head and sang the national anthem and I said, ‘You know what, I’m home.’”

Zoo’s Killing of Gorilla Holding a Boy Prompts Outrage
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:20:59 GMT

While the Cincinnati Zoo’s director forcefully rejected the second-guessing, online petitions blamed the child’s mother.


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Iraqi army pause at southern edge of Falluja as IS fights back
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:15:48 -0400

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields.

U.S. consumer spending surges; inflation creeping up
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:03:08 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in more than six years in April and inflation rose steadily, more signs of an acceleration in economic growth that could persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again as early as June.

Carl Icahn acquires 'large position' in Allergan, backs CEO
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:31:54 -0400

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said on Tuesday he had acquired a "large position" in Botox-maker Allergan Plc and that he was very supportive of Chief Executive Officer Brent Saunders.

Exclusive: Westinghouse to get new site for Indian nuclear plant - officials
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:33:10 -0400

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's Westinghouse Electric will relocate a planned project to build six nuclear reactors in India, said officials, bringing the first deal stemming from a U.S.-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago closer to reality.

Wall St. edges up as spending data firms rate hike view
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:39:53 -0400

(Reuters) - Wall Street inched higher on Tuesday as strong consumer spending data gave the latest sign of improvement in economic growth and supported the Federal Reserve's stance to increase interest rates in the coming months.

China to 'pressure' U.S. on maritime issues, paper says
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:14:51 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will "pressure" the United States on maritime issues at talks in Beijing next week because of Chinese concern about an increased U.S. military presence in the disputed South China Sea, a major state-run newspaper said on Tuesday.

Native Americans move to frontlines in battle over voting rights
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:09:40 -0400

BELCOURT, North Dakota (Reuters) - Elvis Norquay, a member of the Chippewa Indian tribe, has lived most of his 58 years on North Dakota's remote Turtle Mountain reservation and says he's never had a problem voting.

Attempted North Korea missile launch fails: South Korea
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:31:12 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its east coast on Tuesday but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean officials said, in what would be the latest in a string of unsuccessful ballistic missile tests by the isolated country.

Animal rights activists briefly disrupt Sanders' rally in California
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:09:54 -0400

(Reuters) - At least five animal rights activists on Monday rushed the stage as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in Oakland, video posted online showed.

Cost squeeze helps VW brand back to profit after diesel debacle
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:10:55 -0400

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen's mass-market VW brand returned to profit in the first quarter, in a sign deep cost cutting is starting to revive the business at the heart of the German carmaker's emissions test cheating scandal.


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Shameful distinction moves from Africa to Asia, report says
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:31:52 EDT

Mauritania, the West African country long thought to be home to the world's highest percentage of enslaved people, no longer holds that lamentable title, according to a report released late Monday.

A slavery stronghold
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:39:03 EDT

Despite numerous attempts by Mauritania's government to destroy slavery, it continues to thrive.

Zoo: We'd make same decision
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:30:13 EDT

Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla on Saturday after a 3-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering outcry over how the situation was handled.

Gorilla drags 3-year-old
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:32:55 EDT

A 3-year-old boy came face to face with a 400-pound lowland gorilla after falling into an exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Clinton plans to subvert Trump event
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:33:58 EDT

Hillary Clinton's campaign on Tuesday will launch a multi-pronged communications effort to trash Donald Trump's record on veterans' issues and undermine the billionaire's news conference touting the money he's raised for veterans' causes in recent months.

How Trump could win election
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:29:18 EDT

Donald Trump's transition from primary flame-thrower to general-election standard bearer has been marked by controversy.

Hawking: Trump a demagogue
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:17:27 EDT

As one of the world's most renowned scientists, Stephen Hawking is regularly called on to help explain the universe's more mysterious phenomena.

Top swimmer dies at lifeguard tryout
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:40:32 EDT

A record-setting college swimmer and recent graduate died Saturday during lifeguard tryouts off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Kidnapped soccer star freed himself
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 05:36:22 EDT

A professional soccer player who was kidnapped in Mexico Saturday night has been rescued by authorities, according to state officials -- largely thanks to his own heroics.

Tigers turned loose at Thai temple
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:42:40 EDT

Authorities armed with tranquilizer guns are still trying to capture dozens of tigers at a controversial Buddhist temple in Thailand after monks allegedly set some free to delay the process.

Iraqi forces surround Falluja
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:08:07 EDT

The battle to retake the ISIS stronghold of Falluja has begun.

New Russia plane intercept photos
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 12:48:45 EDT

New photos released by Belgium give a close-up look at some interesting Russian aircraft that Belgian F-16 fighters encountered during a four-month stint as part of NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission.

Teen speaks out about gang rape
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 02:42:14 EDT

The Brazilian teenage girl who says she was brutally gang raped in a Rio de Janeiro slum is speaking out about the attack and the related graphic video that went viral.

North Korean missile launch fails
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 08:20:27 EDT

North Korea attempted a missile launch Tuesday at 5:20 a.m., but it is assumed to have failed, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Opinion: Trump is next Walter White
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:39:14 EDT

Americans no longer expect virtuous protagonists. For almost two decades, Americans have been tuning in to cheer on the antihero on television, on acclaimed series from "The Sopranos" to "Breaking Bad" -- and dozens more. We watch characters who do whatever is necessary to make things happen. They are not pleasant, they are unethical, they are mean and nasty, and they cheat and steal to get their way. Some even resort to torture and murder. Yet we have urged them on with our fandom and our excitement.

Heckler torments top golfer
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:28:58 EDT

World No. 2 Jordan Spieth achieves a lifelong dream despite being reminded all too vividly of one of his biggest career disappointments by a heckler in the watching gallery.

Heard: I'm not blackmailing Depp
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:03:05 EDT

Amber Heard is fighting back against claims that her allegations of abuse by Johnny Depp were made to gain an upper hand in their pending divorce.

Pele to auction off his stuff
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:21:48 EDT

Brazil football legend Pele is to auction off several personal items accumulated over the course of his career.

Mars, Earth closest in 11 years
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:21:48 EDT

It's a great time to get a close-up look at Mars, even if you don't have a telescope.

Kenya covers up military massacre
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:30:06 EDT

On January 15, a massive blast shattered the dawn calm at El Adde military base. A suicide bomber had detonated a truck loaded with explosives, the cue for hundreds of fighters clad in camouflage gear to attack.

Boy left in forest as punishment
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 20:19:04 EDT

Rescue teams are searching for a seven-year-old boy missing for two days on a mountain range in Japan, after his parents abandoned him "as punishment."

3 women stop potential assault
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:17:10 EDT

Three women who say they spotted a man dropping an unknown substance into his friend's drink told their story on Facebook, and it's been shared more than 110,000 times.

Cubans surge into U.S.
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:24:27 EDT

Thousands of Cubans who say they're fleeing a repressive government and searching for economic opportunity are taking their first steps in the United States.

Starting a new life
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:18:53 EDT

What they brought
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:19:41 EDT

The ultimate luxury submarine
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:22:49 EDT

The Migaloo Private Submersible Yacht offers all the luxury of a superyacht above and below the ocean's surface.

What the U.S. military did this month
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 18:09:45 EDT

More than 1.3 million people serve in the five branches of the U.S. armed forces. Add in civilian employees from the U.S. Department of Defense, and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees, according to the World Economic Forum. Take a look at some of the things the military been doing in the past month.

Who are the oldest celebrity fathers?
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:22:47 EDT

Ronnie Wood, 68, is the new father of twin girls. But which other male celebs have had kids well into retirement age?

An easy way to rid your yard of mosquitoes
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:06:32 EDT

Fearful of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, residents of Nashville have turned to Jay Lee's pesticide-free pest control idea: putting up a bat house.

Top 10 U.S. beaches for 2016
published: Sat, 28 May 2016 08:53:41 EDT

On the eastern end of Oahu, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve offers a white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano.

Perfect chicken in your slow-cooker
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 22:18:10 EDT

It's hard enough to cook chicken properly on the stovetop or in the oven, where you have complete control of the temperature, but in a slow cooker (see which models we recommend in our equipment testing) it's even trickier to ensure moist, flavorful chicken at the end of a long cooking time.

How to make killer ribs
published: Sat, 28 May 2016 08:53:40 EDT

For killer ribs, you don't need a giant, pro-style smoker. All it takes is a grill, some wood chips and a disposable roasting pan.

Hot mess: Summer's grossest health concerns
published: Sat, 28 May 2016 08:53:41 EDT

You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.

Greatest all-time Finals records
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:46:57 EDT

Since its inception, the NBA has crowned its champion through a best-of-seven series now known simply as the Finals.

Curry redefines the sport off the court
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:46:57 EDT

It's not just on court that Steph Curry is changing the way we view the sport of basketball.

In search of the next Stephen Curry
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:46:57 EDT

Let's make one thing clear: Stephen Curry is a once in a lifetime player.

What it means to serve in the U.S. military
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 10:29:18 EDT

Jessica Gray stands tall and strong, wearing her late husband's Army T-shirt. His wedding ring rests on a chain around her neck, as her arms wrap tightly and emotionally around the folded American flag that was draped over his coffin just a few months earlier.

Why China is moving millions to cities
published: Wed, 25 May 2016 11:49:38 EDT

The forgotten children of war
published: Mon, 23 May 2016 13:31:52 EDT

'An outsider on the inside'
published: Sat, 21 May 2016 20:11:18 EDT

The future -- according to 1975
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:24:15 EDT

It's early evening and you're with friends, enjoying a drink or two. The sun is shining after all and it's been a long week.

Lost hiker: 'When you find my body...'
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 08:28:10 EDT

Geraldine Largay knew she was so very lost that the chances of her making it out of the thick Maine woods were gone.

Holder: Snowden did us a service
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:57:32 EDT

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by triggering a debate over surveillance techniques, but still must pay a penalty for illegally leaking a trove of classified intelligence documents.

Mountaineer dies skiing on Denali
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 02:40:31 EDT

A Czech mountaineer died after falling about 1,500 feet while skiing down Denali, officials said Sunday.

'Glee' actor indicted on porn charges
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 12:46:05 EDT

Actor Mark Salling, best known as Noah Puckerman on "Glee," has been indicted on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography, authorities say.

Depp ordered to stay away from Heard
published: Sun, 29 May 2016 22:24:20 EDT

A Los Angeles judge granted Amber Heard a temporary restraining order Friday against husband Johnny Depp, whom she claims has been abusive.

Waves threaten Easter Island statues
published: Sat, 28 May 2016 20:51:39 EDT

Higher waves caused by a warming planet are chipping away at platforms that have supported some of the famous statues on Easter Island for more than 500 years, according to a United Nations report on cultural heritage sites and climate change.

What's streaming in June on Netflix and more
published: Sat, 28 May 2016 19:22:17 EDT

June is feeling hot, hot, hot with all the streaming options.

Libertarian candidate stuns crowd at convention
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:17:03 EDT

James Weeks acted on a dare when he performed a strip tease at the 2016 Libertarian convention, and then promptly dropped out of his race for party chair.

Dad attacked for bringing daughter into men's room
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:53:51 EDT

A Utah father says he was physically attacked for bringing his 5-year-old daughter into the men's room with him.


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IS hits back as army moves into Falluja
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:41:47 GMT

Militants from the so-called Islamic State launch a dawn counter-attack as Iraqi government troops push into the city of Falluja.

French leader digs in as strike looms
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:39:55 GMT

President Francois Hollande of France insists that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action looms on the railways.

Kraftwerk loses German copyright case
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:14:45 GMT

Germany's top court rules in favour of a hip-hop artist in a copyright dispute with the pioneering electro-pop band Kraftwerk.

Air strikes 'kill 23' in Syria's Idlib
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:54:29 GMT

At least 23 people have been killed by air strikes overnight on the rebel-held city of Idlib, in north-western Syria, activists say.

New Polish call to extradite Polanski
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:49:57 GMT

Poland's justice minister says he will appeal in the supreme court against a decision not to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the US for statutory rape.

Messi tax fraud trial starts in Spain
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:31:40 GMT

A court begins hearing the case of Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi who is charged with defrauding Spain of more than €4m (£3m) in tax.

Three Palestinians executed in Gaza
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 08:04:04 GMT

Three people convicted of murder have been executed in the Gaza Strip, in a move condemned by Palestinian authorities in the West Bank.

Taliban seize bus passengers killing 10
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:06:56 GMT

Taliban militants have killed at least 10 people after kidnapping dozens of bus passengers in Kunduz province, in northern Afghanistan, officials say.

Tbilisi vegans denounce meat-throwers
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:43:19 GMT

A vegan cafe in Tbilisi appeals for public solidarity after being invaded by alleged ultra-nationalists wielding grilled meat and sausages.

Emissions scandal hits profit at VW
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:59:26 GMT

Volkswagen profit tumbles 20% in the first three months of 2016 as it continues to grapple with the fallout from the diesel emissions scandal.

North Korea missile test launch 'fails'
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 05:16:46 GMT

North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.

Officials seize tigers from Thai temple
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:20:37 GMT

Wildlife authorities in Thailand are removing tigers from a controversial Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

Comedian in trouble for Tendulkar video
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 13:33:33 GMT

A popular Indian comedian may face charges after making a video that pokes fun at cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Bosnian mural honours David Bowie
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 10:11:19 GMT

A huge mural honouring British rock star David Bowie now adorns a building in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.

VIDEO: Tigers rescued from Thailand temple
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 08:51:35 GMT

Wildlife authorities in Thailand have begun removing tigers from a Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.

VIDEO: Attempted North Korea missile test 'fails'
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:40:02 GMT

South Korea defence officials say an attempted North Korea missile launch test appears to have failed.

VIDEO: Cars buried amid deadly German floods
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 21:42:57 GMT

Four people have died in floods in southwestern Germany after torrential rain in the past 24 hours.

VIDEO: Building the world's smallest airport
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 05:27:57 GMT

Leading architects from across the globe are showcasing their ideas in Venice this week.

VIDEO: Footage shows strikes on IS in Falluja
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 04:57:33 GMT

Iraqi forces are continuing the second day of their assault to retake the city of Falluja from the so-called Islamic State group.

VIDEO: Zoo defends Harambe gorilla shooting
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 22:53:02 GMT

A US zoo has defended its decision to shoot a gorilla, after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure .

VIDEO: Missing boy's dad 'left him in woods'
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:08:03 GMT

The search for a missing boy who was left in remote woods in Japan as a punishment, continues.

VIDEO: The remarkable trial of Chad's ex-ruler
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:21:00 GMT

As Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre is convicted of crimes against humanity, the BBC's Maud Jullien looks back at the landmark trial in Senegal.

The invention that stops girls missing school every month
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:04:02 GMT

The invention that stops girls missing school every month

Pele sells off his life in football
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:04:12 GMT

Brazilian icon to sell off his life in football

Who are the Pakistani group proposing to 'lightly beat' women?
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:11:22 GMT

The Pakistani group proposing to "lightly beat" women

The mysterious novel in the cat video comments
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:07:44 GMT

Anonymous social media novel gains growing audience

How happy chatbots could become our new best friends
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:10:02 GMT

Will giving computers emotions make them more useful at work?

Why do Indian-Americans win spelling bee contests?
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 09:46:01 GMT

Why do Indian-Americans dominate spelling contests?


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Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures inch higher with action-packed week ahead
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:49:19 GMT

U.S. stock futures on Tuesday pointed to little change at the open, setting the stage for muted market action as investors return from a three-day weekend.

Need to Know: Three reasons why the S&P 500 is primed and ready for big gains
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:49:24 GMT

It’s summertime, get ready to be nimble and quick. Our call of the day says some big gains could be on the way for this market, and as soon as this week.

The Wall Street Journal: Starbucks adds Nitrogen-infused coffee and other summer drinks
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:34:42 GMT

The offering will be made available at seven U.S. cities, including San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.

Chuck Jaffe: This is even harder to talk about with your parents than giving up driving
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:30:02 GMT

The more disconnected senior citizens become from reality, the more they believe they can do a grand job making decisions about their money and investments.

Mark Hulbert: Why low trading volume this summer may not be bearish for stocks
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:28:42 GMT

Conventional wisdom holds that low volume is bearish for the stock market, but this time Mark Hulbert isn’t so sure.

Chuck Jaffe: Here’s what makes a mutual fund worth a long-term commitment
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 09:23:13 GMT

Investors have their heroes — reliable investments that do a solid job over the long-term, writes Chuck Jaffe

The Wall Street Journal: Nuns with guns: The strange day-to-day struggles between bankers and regulators
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:17:35 GMT

Banks are awash in new regulations, and growing armies of rule enforcers are forcing striking changes on banks’ internal cultures.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals to Buy Celator for about $1.5 bln
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:15:28 GMT

Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC agreed to buy Celator Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a roughly $1.5 billion deal that represents a huge premium for a company with a promising leukemia drug but no revenue.

In One Chart: Why the window for stock-market bears is ‘closing rather quickly,’ in one chart
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:11:10 GMT

While it’s been more than a year since the S&P 500 hit its record high, that’s not necessarily a reason for market bears to celebrate.

Futures Movers: Oil prices hold tight as OPEC meeting not likely to produce a cut
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:02:59 GMT

The major event for this week is the OPEC biannual meeting on June 2 in Vienna, which is unlikely to yield any formal consensus on curtailing production, analysts said.

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Adele calls out fan for filming show instead of watching it
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:53:53 -0400

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2016, file photo, Adele performs at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. A video posted by a fan on Twitter May 29, 2016, shows the singer calling out a fan for filming her concert. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File )VERONA, Italy (AP) — Adele wants concertgoers to look at her with their own eyes instead of through a camera lens.


OAS chief moves against Venezuela
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:53:48 -0400

FILE - In this June 15, 2015 file photo, the new secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), former Uruguay Foreign Minister Luis Almagro, speaks to the general assembly in the Hall of the Americas at the OAS in Washington. Almagro has called for an urgent meeting of the Permanent Council of the hemispheric organization to analyze whether Venezuela has suffered an alteration of constitutional order. The announcement was published on the OAS website on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Organization Of American States on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body.


Thai authorities remove more tigers from Buddhist temple
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:53:05 -0400

In this Monday, May 30, 2016 photo, wildlife officials carry a sedated tiger on a stretcher at the "Tiger Temple" in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand. Wildlife officials in Thailand on Monday began removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals. (AP Photo) THAILAND OUTBANGKOK (AP) — Wildlife officials have removed more of the 137 tigers kept in a Buddhist temple that operated as an admission-charging zoo and is suspected of illegally trafficking in the animals, Thai authorities said Tuesday.


Dog's dinner: Swedish restaurant adds canine menu
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:53:03 -0400

Doggy meals at Avenyfamiljen will set the owner back 50 kroner (5 euros, $6)Dogs sniffing hopefully at cafe tables are a common sight the world over -- but in Sweden, one restaurant chain is serving up a dedicated menu for canines, complete with imitation beer. Man's best friend can now sup on cod or organic beef at Avenyfamiljen in the western city of Gothenburg, with non-alcoholic "dog beer", made from beef stock, set to be added to the menu from July. "For a couple of years we've allowed dogs into our restaurants -- the next step was to offer water bowls, and now we also offer a special dog menu," restaurant boss Tobias Hamberg told AFP.


US consumer confidence slips
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:52:33 -0400

The monthly consumer confidence index in the US fell to 92.6 from 94.7 in April 2016US consumer confidence fell for the second straight month in May amid apparent caution over the economic situation, the Conference Board said Tuesday. The monthly consumer confidence index fell to 92.6 from 94.7 in April.


The Latest: Hungary says EU must protect borders
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:51:36 -0400

In this photo taken Sunday, May 29, 2016 migrants attend to disembark from the Italian Navy Vega vessel, in Reggio Calabria, southern Italy, after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Libya. Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations. (AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):


Airstrikes kill 23 in Syria, Russia denies involvement
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:50:12 -0400

BEIRUT (AP) — A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several under the rubble of their homes, opposition activists said Tuesday.

'Maya & Marty' aims to show variety still the spice of life
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:46:56 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — If you doubt that Maya Rudolph and Martin Short are funny together — indeed, a match made in heaven — just recall their memorable number on the 40th anniversary special for "Saturday Night Live."

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Inspector warned Ohio zoo on bears
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:44:12 -0400

A boy brings flowers to put beside a statue of a gorilla outside the shuttered Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Cincinnati. A gorilla named Harambe was killed by a special zoo response team on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and it was concluded his life was in danger. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local):


High court sides with property owners in wetlands case
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:43:40 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution.

Sale of Depression-era painting draws a federal lawsuit
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:43:00 -0400

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey art dealer trying to sell a Depression-era painting online has gotten an offer — a lawsuit from the federal government.

Wall St. edges up as spending data firms rate hike view
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:39:53 -0400

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEHopes of a rate hike boosted financial companies, while a rise in oil prices pushed energy stocks higher. Data showed U.S. consumer spending surged 1.0 percent in April, its biggest increase in more than six years and beating economists' expectation of a 0.7 percent rise. The core PCE is the Fed's preferred inflation measure and is running below the U.S. central bank's 2 percent target.


South Sudan cracks down on journalists, activists, critics
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:35:16 -0400

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudanese security forces have temporarily detained at least 10 journalists, activists, and other perceived government critics since the formation of a coalition government between the government and armed opposition at the end of April, the victims and media houses said.

Exclusive: Westinghouse to get new site for Indian nuclear plant - officials
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:33:10 -0400

By Douglas Busvine and Rupam Jain NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's Westinghouse Electric will relocate a planned project to build six nuclear reactors in India, said officials, bringing the first deal stemming from a U.S.-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago closer to reality. The six AP-1000 reactors would be built in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, after the original site proposed for the multi-billion-dollar project, in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, faced local opposition. The breakthrough comes ahead of a June 7-8 visit by Modi to Washington, where he will be hosted by President Barack Obama for a final summit before the U.S. presidential election in November, and will address both houses of Congress.

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:32:10 -0400

A man watches a TV news program reporting about a missile launch of North Korea, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland. The letters read on top left, "Fail, North Korea's Musudan missile." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.


Carl Icahn acquires 'large position' in Allergan, backs CEO
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:31:54 -0400

Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New York(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said on Tuesday he had acquired a "large position" in Botox-maker Allergan Plc and that he was very supportive of Chief Executive Officer Brent Saunders. Shares of Allergan rose 1.3 percent to $238.79 in early trading. Icahn, who did not disclose details of the stake, said in a statement on his website that he was confident in Saunders' ability to enhance value for all Allergan shareholders.


French court OKs the transfer to Spain of dead man's sperm
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:31:53 -0400

PARIS (AP) — France's top administrative court has ordered that a dead man's frozen sperm be transferred to Spain so that his widow can be inseminated.

Ex-Barclays banker accused by U.S. of illegal tips to plumber
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:30:57 -0400

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former director of Barclays Plc was arrested on Tuesday on U.S. charges that he provided inside information about impending mergers that he learned about at the bank to a plumber, who use the tips to illegally make $76,000. Steven McClatchey, 58, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud after the unnamed plumber secretly pleaded guilty last week and agreed to cooperate with authorities. A lawyer for McClatchey could not be immediately identified.

NATO chief says Warsaw summit comes at 'critical time'
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:29:13 -0400

Members of the Polish Army military police anti terrorist squad train freeing hostages from a hijacked bus, at a bus depot in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The excercise was a part of preparations for the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw in July. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A NATO summit set for Warsaw in July comes at a "critical time" as the alliance deals with Russian assertiveness and the threat of terrorism amid other challenges, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.


McConnell says Trump has earned GOP nomination
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:29:06 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that while presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is "a phenomenon" and political outsider, he has earned the right to the GOP nomination and the party's support.

North Korea missile launch failed, says South Korean military
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:27:48 -0400

The UN bans North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, although it regularly fires short-range missiles into the sea off its east coastNorth Korea apparently failed with an attempted missile launch Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland. South Korea's defence ministry detected the dawn launch effort, which Japan condemned as an unacceptable and "provocative" act. The ministry declined to speculate on the missile type, but military sources cited by local media said it was a powerful, medium-range "Musudan" that has already undergone three failed launches this year.


The Latest: No. 2-seed Radwanska out of French Open
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:26:26 -0400

Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova serves the ball to Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):


Deadly week in Mediterranean as smugglers pack boats before Ramadan: UNHCR
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:23:07 -0400

A migrant is helped by rescue workers upon arriving at Arguineguin port in the Canary Island Gran CanariaBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 880 migrants and refugees died trying to cross the Mediterranean last week, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday, amid speculation that people smugglers may be trying to maximize their income before Ramadan begins. This year is proving to be particularly deadly, with 2,510 lives lost in shipwrecks and capsizes, compared with 1,855 in the same period in 2015, UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said. Citing reports from survivors interviewed in Italy, it said smugglers may be trying to maximize income their before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.


German NGO Cap Anamur founder Rupert Neudeck dies at 77
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:21:58 -0400

FILE - This April 8, , 2014 file picture shows the co- founder of humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur Rupert Neudeck, in Cologne. Rupert Neudeck,is photographed in Berlin. Rupert Neudeck, the co-founder of Germany-based humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese “boat people,” has died Tuesday May 31, 2016, the organization said. He was 77. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP,File)BERLIN (AP) — Rupert Neudeck, the co-founder of Germany-based humanitarian aid group Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese "boat people," has died, the organization said. He was 77.


US consumer confidence slips in May
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:20:35 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence in May fell for a second month to the lowest level since November.

NFL's Cam Newton brings Nickelodeon series to White House
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:15:29 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has scored big for his new Nickelodeon series that launches Friday.

Heavy clashes as Iraqi forces push into IS-held Fallujah
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:15:05 -0400

Iraqis gather water in a neighborhood in central Fallujah, Iraq as Iraqi counterterrorism forces battle Islamic State militants on the southern edge of the city on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A leading aid group raised alarm over the unfolding "human catastrophe" here, where an estimated 50,000 people remain trapped as the fight intensifies and renewed calls on warring parties to open up safe corridors for civilians to flee.(AP Photo)CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour counterattack by the Islamic State group on Tuesday, a day after entering the southern part of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes.


Global slavery index says 45.8 million people in servitude
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:14:33 -0400

Actor Russell Crowe hosts the launch of the Global Slavery Index at the Shard in London, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The Global Slavery Index for 2016 found slavery remains an issue all over the world, but Asia is the worst offender. North Korea had the highest prevalence with 4.37% of its population enslaved, followed by Uzbekistan at 3.97% and Cambodia with 1.65%. The report hailed the UK as having "led the world" in its anti-slavery strategy. The 2015 Modern Slavery Act toughened up laws and increased the sentence for the worst offenders to life imprisonment. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — About 45.8 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery, a charity said Tuesday — almost a third more than it estimated two years ago.


California Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Clinton before primary
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:14:20 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is endorsing Hillary Clinton just a week before the state's June 7 primary.

Cost squeeze helps VW brand back to profit after diesel debacle
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:10:55 -0400

A VW sign is seen outside a Volkswagen dealership in LondonBy Andreas Cremer BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen's mass-market VW brand returned to profit in the first quarter, in a sign deep cost cutting is starting to revive the business at the heart of the German carmaker's emissions test cheating scandal. Europe's biggest motor manufacturer said on Tuesday group underlying operating profit fell 5.9 percent to 3.1 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in the quarter. Volkswagen plunged to a record loss last year after making provisions at a group level to cover the costs of the diesel emissions scandal and ditched its long-standing CEO after it admitted in September to cheating tests in the United States.


Watchdog group wants Cincinnati Zoo held responsible
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:09:32 -0400

A boy brings flowers to put beside a statue of a gorilla outside the shuttered Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Monday, May 30, 2016, in Cincinnati. A gorilla named Harambe was killed by a special zoo response team on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into an exhibit and it was concluded his life was in danger. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) — An animal protection watchdog group Tuesday called on federal authorities to hold the Cincinnati Zoo responsible for the death of an endangered western lowland gorilla.


High court rejects La. inmate's death penalty challenge
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:06:24 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Louisiana inmate's appeal that his death sentence was unconstitutional.

Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:04:58 -0400

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, former Miss Turkey Merve Buyuksarac speaks to The Associated Press in Istanbul, Turkey. A court on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid deepening concerns that the country is swaying toward an increasingly authoritarian form of rule. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid deepening concerns that the country is swaying toward an increasingly authoritarian form of rule.


Rewind! Germany's top court nixes Kraftwerk sample verdicts
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:01:47 -0400

Rewind! Germany's top court nixes Kraftwerk sample verdictsBERLIN (AP) — German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have suffered a legal setback at Germany's highest court in a suit over a two-second sample.


Poland in new bid to extradite Polanski
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:56:54 -0400

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski is still wanted by the US for sentencing over the 1977 statutory rape of Samantha Geimer after a photo shoot in Los AngelesPoland launched a fresh bid Tuesday to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing over a 1977 case of statutory rape. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said he had appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn an October ruling that Polanski should not face extradition, saying no-one should be above the law. The announcement appears to be part of what the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government, which took office after October elections, touts as a moral revolution in strongly Catholic Poland.


Djokovic back on court at French Open after another delay
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:49:45 -0400

Serbia's Novak Djokovic walks onto center court with an umbrella before resuming his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic's fourth-round match at the French Open finally got started, albeit under a light drizzle, remnants of heavier rain that wiped out an entire day of play and caused a delay of more than an hour to Tuesday's proceedings.


Italy arrests 16 suspected boat migrant traffickers
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:45:16 -0400

Migrants stand on a rescue boat upon arriving at a port in MalagaItalian police have arrested 16 people suspected of trafficking migrants across the Mediterranean from Libya after a week in which thousands were rescued and hundreds drowned trying to make the journey. As Europe's worst migration crisis since World War Two continues, more than 2,500 people are thought to have died this year after being packed into rickety boats by traffickers. Police in Catania, Sicily, said in a statement on Tuesday they had detained 16 men who were rescued in international waters along with hundreds of migrants and brought to the port city on May 28.


Justices reject union appeal over Trump Taj Mahal bankruptcy
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:41:30 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a union challenge seeking to restore health and pension benefits for more than 1,000 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

High court will hear State Farm appeal in Katrina fraud case
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:38:45 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether to overturn a jury verdict against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. in a whistleblower case alleging fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

US home prices rise in March as spring buying season begins
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:37:46 -0400

This Thursday, May 26, 2016, photo shows a home for sale in Carlsbad, Calif. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for April is released on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices kept climbing in March as the spring home buying season began, but so far the higher costs haven't thwarted sales.



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'Oh, My God': Go Inside Lab That Found Latest Superbug
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:34:00 GMT

Deep in the bowels of the Army's showcase medical research institute, scientist-sleuths are trying to find the next big superbug.

Why Hillary Clinton Needs to Win California
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:42:00 GMT

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Stephen Hawking Says He's Stumped by Trump's Popularity
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:03:00 GMT

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday that the popularity of Donald Trump is beyond even his understanding.

'Soul Surfer' Bethany Hamilton Beats World's Best in Fiji
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:42:42 GMT

Hamilton, 26, who lost her left arm in a shark attack off the coast of Hawaii when she was 13, finished third in the World Surf League's Fiji Women's Pro as a wildcard entry.

'Exploited': Officials Remove Tigers From Famed Temple
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:20:00 GMT

Thailand's world-famous "Tiger Temple" is in disarray after officials descended on the sanctuary amid allegations of abuse.

ISIS May Be Using 'Human Shields' in Fallujah, U.N. Warns
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:15:42 GMT

ISIS may be holding hundreds families to use as human shields in central Fallujah, the U.N.'s warned as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed into the city.

Here's How Mexican Soccer Star Escaped Kidnappers
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:31:00 GMT

Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido was able to wrestle one of his kidnappers's gun and cell and called authorities, prompting his safe return home.

3 Girls Killed, 8 Others Injured in Horror Car Crash
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:32:58 GMT

The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the deaths Monday night on Interstate 95 near Titusville.

Historic Floods, Tornadoes Threaten Texas and Plains
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:17:54 GMT

Central areas were braced for heavy rain, hail, damaging winds and possible tornadoes Tuesday in severe weather that has already killed eight people.

College Swim Star Drowns During Lifeguard Test
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:35:00 GMT

Jack Jakubek had recently graduated from the State University of New York-Cortland.

Could the Amish Be Donald Trump's Secret Weapon?
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 08:07:05 GMT

A Donald Trump-supporting super PAC is launching the most ambitious get-out-the-vote efforts aimed at the devout religious sect to date.

Rapper Pleads Not Guilty to Shooting at T.I. Concert
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:29:00 GMT

Rapper Troy Ave — whose real name is Roland Collins — was arraigned on charges including attempted murder.

No Sex? Here's the New WHO Guidelines in Zika Fight
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:46:00 GMT

The recommendation comes after scientists found the virus lingers longer than previously thought in blood or other body fluids.

North Korea Missile Launch Has Failed, South Says
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:06:15 GMT

North Korea tried but failed to test-launch a mid-range missile early Tuesday, South Korean defense officials said.

What Became of Lost Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photos?
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 10:14:45 GMT

Military photographers George Burns and Louis Burmeister claimed they took Iwo Jima flag raising photos but all the world saw was the iconic Joe Rosenthal shot.

Why Don't More Airlines Stream Black Box Data?
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 11:53:59 GMT

In this digital age where all data can be stored in the 'cloud,' the offline method of black boxes' information storage seems rather antiquated.

Gawker Case Highlights World of 'Litigation Funding'
published: Sun, 29 May 2016 14:37:47 GMT

The Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan lawsuit brought to light a less salacious but equally controversial practice: third-party litigation funding.

ChangeMakers: Meet William 'Billy' Murphy Jr.
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:46:00 GMT

In September 2015, Billy Murphy negotiated a $6.4 million civil settlement with city officials on behalf of Freddie Gray's family.

Kidnapped Tennessee Girl Returns Home
published: Sat, 14 May 2016 01:05:00 GMT

Carlie Trent was found Thursday, a week after she was kidnapped and her disappearance prompted a statewide search.

Russia's New Revolution Is Culinary — and Bearded
published: Sat, 14 May 2016 13:45:00 GMT

Encompassing neighborhoods known as Patriarch's Ponds and Nikitskiye Vorota, a swath of Moscow is an enclave of increasingly concentrated hipsterdom.


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London (CNN) As one of the world's most renowned scientists, Stephen Hawking is regularly called on to help explain the universe's more mysterious phenomena. But asked to account for Donald Trump's political rise Tuesday, the British theoretical ...
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More than 45 million people are living in modern slavery, with Asia accounting for two thirds of the victims, a new report says. The 2016 Global Slavery Index, from the Walk Free Foundation in Australia, defines slavery as "situations of exploitation ...
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Thailand's Buddhist 'Tiger Temple': Prison or sanctuary?

Government officials have cracked down on the 'Tiger Temple' in Thailand over animal trafficking and abuse allegations, which the Buddhist monks who operate the temple deny.

Almost 46 million enslaved, report finds, with two thirds in Asia

About 58 percent of people living in slavery are in five countries - India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan – according to the Walk Free Foundation. 

How an ancient Chinese town survived the tumultuous Cultural Revolution

In an unexpected partnership, a strategic Red Guard leader and tireless preservationist helped save a walled town from likely destruction. 

Big Food changes directions on GMOs

Several major food companies are now requiring their products to have labeling for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), ahead of the implementation of a Vermont law in July.

For pup's sake, skip the seal selfie, says NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a statement warning people of the dangers of taking photos with wild animals in an attempt to avoid injury to people or seal pups as the seal birthing season gets underway.

Death toll rising among refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea

The dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed at least 880 lives in the last week.

In Verizon contract deal, a victory for unions? (+video)

Two unions representing nearly 40,000 workers across the East Coast reached an agreement with the telecom giant over the weekend.

Blueberry drop scones

These scones have the sweetness of a blueberry muffin but with crispy edges and a no-fuss preparation.

'Detroit Hustle': the story of a couple who put their faith in urban renewal

Author Amy Haimerl and her new husband, Karl, buy the battered shell of a house in Detroit for $35,000. The costs prove greater than they could have imagined.

Eight ways to pay off your student loans

The average debt for 2016 graduates is about $37,000. Start lowering your own student loan amounts by claiming deductions, taking advantage of available tools, and more.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton on her email statements

A look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story

Neighborhood watch

A Christian Science perspective: Healing ideas on what it means to love our neighbor.

ISIS counterattack in Fallujah repelled by Iraqi forces

Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group Tuesday. 

Can ancient seeds solve a human migration mystery?

Archaeologists look to prehistoric crops to hint at a migration from southeast Asia to Madagascar in a new study.

Google opening autonomous car research facility in Michigan

Google is set to establish a new presence in Motor City by opening up a new 53,000-square foot facility dedicated to autonomous car development.

Why France's investigation of Google took place strictly off-line

The investigation that led to the raid of Google's offices in Paris, as part of a tax evasion probe, had to be conducted offline, according to a financial prosecutor.

Meet the Trump voters who aren't white and male

Donald Trump’s appeal to disenfranchised white Americans is well-documented. But he also connects with a vocal contingent of frustrated minorities who say that he is the best hope for the nation’s future.

Is an exoplanet 1,200 lightyears away capable of sustaining life?

A distant planet 1,200 light years away from Earth, perhaps home to rocky topography and an ocean, may be capable of sustaining life, according to a new study.

Former US Attorney General surprises with comments on Edward Snowden

Eric Holder said Edward Snowden should still be prosecuted for dumping the classified information, however. 

Could old, cold water rising in Antarctic seas solve climate change mystery?

Ancient, chilly waters upwelling from the deep in the Antarctic seas could explain why winter sea ice off Antarctica isn't shrinking in response to global warming.

Do a bumblebee's hairs talk to the flowers?

It turns out that one of the key functions played by the blanket of hairs on a bumblebee's body could be to detect electric signals emitted by flowers.

Poll: Voters feel disconnected despite 2016 campaign passion

Only 15 percent of Americans report a great deal of confidence in the Democratic Party, compared with just 8 percent who say the same of the GOP, according to an AP-NORC poll. 

As Libertarians seek 2016 inroads, is ideology their challenge?

Yes, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aren't hugely popular. But third parties have their own hurdle: They're prone to ideological purity, while pragmatism is generally needed to grow followers and win elections.

Verizon workers to return to jobs as seven-week strike ends

Unions and the company reached a deal, subject to union-member approval, that is reported to included pay raises and new jobs but also a paring of health-plan costs. Some 40,000 Verizon employees were involved in nearly seven-week strike.

Iran says Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia isn't safe for its citizens

The decision, which escalates tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, partially rests upon questions of what Saudi Arabia has done to guarantee better safety since last year's disaster.

Who should prevent violent extremism?

More world leaders, weary of military efforts against terrorism, turn to preventing violent extremism. They’re seeking help from private groups and everyday folk in thwarting radicalization of young people.

Coral bleaching has killed one-third of parts of Great Barrier Reef

Scientists' announcement comes just days after the Department of Environment omitted the Great Barrier Reef from a UN report about climate change's effects. 

Is a serious independent candidate poised to jump into the 2016 race?

Conservative editor Bill Kristol, a leader of the #NeverTrump movement, says a serious independent challenger is about to appear.

The best cell phone deals in June

There’s a lot to celebrate in June. Father’s Day. New graduates. National Doughnut Day (yes, it’s a thing). The official start of summer. There are also many ways to save on your cell phone plan or a new cell phone in June.

Final Boston-area church vigil comes to an end

The members of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Scituate, Mass. will finally give up their beloved church after years of fighting the Archdiocese's decision to close it. 

Looking for more data? Here are the best unlimited data plans

How do you use your cell phone? If your answer includes streaming music, watching videos or using your device as a Wi-Fi hot spot, it might be time to consider an unlimited data plan.

It’s Memorial Day. Who are we remembering?

There’s an official definition of Memorial Day. And then there’s the way American citizens actually celebrate it.

Swedish males catch up in gender ratio, as Europe mulls impact of more men

Immigration and healthier lifestyles have contributed to Sweden's sudden male surplus. Analysts disagree on whether the new gender balance will impact Swedish culture, however. 

Chad's former dictator handed life sentence for war crimes, torture

Hissene Habre, who led the country from 1982 to 1990, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday. Rights groups believe his regime may have killed 40,000. 

Opinion: Advice for divided Democrats

Robert Reich argues that although the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is not yet over, Sanders' supporters should be prepared to support Clinton in a potential race against Donald Trump.

'String Theory' gathers the brainy, witty tennis writing of David Foster Wallace

Wallace’s slim collection of tennis profiles and tournament sketches is strewn with brilliant asides.

Tesla quietly updates software to test new Autopilot features

Tesla's Autopilot updates are widely known, but what isn't always fully understood is how Tesla accomplishes them.

Sweden stirs debate with women-only swimming, in nod to Muslims

As Muslims become a larger part of Swedish society, some municipal pools are offering women-only swimming to accommodate the new arrivals. But while well intended, the new policy is bumping up against Swedish ideals of equality.

Are consumers actually averse to self-driving cars?

A new study indicates many drivers may not actually be that fond of autonomous driving technology.

'Roots': How miniseries have captured viewers in the new TV landscape

A remake of the acclaimed 1977 miniseries 'Roots' debuts on History, Lifetime, and A&E on May 30. History has had great luck with the genre recently, with 2012's 'Hatfields & McCoys' and 2013's 'The Bible' drawing big numbers.


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Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform? It's an uphill battle – key partner
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:58:10 GMT

We like 'any device, any platform', but not UWP, says component vendor

Keeping pace with Microsoft's ever-changing developer story has not been easy. Just ask Infragistics exec Jason Beres, Senior VP Development Tools.…

Intel's new plan: A circle that starts in your hand and ends in the cloud
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:42:10 GMT

Atom-powered home kit so ISPs can pipe VMs into your house

As predicted by The Register, Intel has created an x86-powered reference platform for home gateways that makes the box you use for broadband services an Atom-powered target for virtual machines delivered by carriers.…

Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:18:12 GMT

Microsoft and Samsung celebrate Windows 10 year of driver FAIL

Samsung is advising customers against succumbing to Microsoft’s nagging and installing Windows 10.…

Disk death: Three-quarters of PCs will run SSDs by 2020
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:00:09 GMT

At least, that's what the analysts say...

Total disk drive shipments are going to plummet by 2020, with raw SSD cost getting cheaper than disk and SSDs taking over from disk in notebooks.…

ISS pump-up space podule fully engorged
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:32:18 GMT

Bigelow Expandable Activity Module finally fattened

The International Space Station (ISS) grew by 16m3 on Saturday as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was successfully inflated at the second attempt.…

Compatibility before purity: Microsoft tweaks .NET Core again
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:01:08 GMT

Open source .NET will add legacy APIs to make porting easier

Microsoft's open source fork of the .NET platform, called .NET Core, will be modified for better compatibility with existing applications, says Program Manager Immo Landwerth in a recent post.…

Helium... No. Do you think this is some kind of game? Toshiba intros 8TB desktop drive
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:26:21 GMT

Upgrades previous 6TB drive tech

Toshiba has upgraded its X300 gaming/workstation desktop drive from 6TB to 8TB capacity, continuing to sidestep any moves to helium-filling tech.…

UK.gov's promise to pour cash into SMEs was just hot air
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:04:12 GMT

Professor lays spending blame at Crown Commercial Services' door

Analysis Every government has always claimed to be the friend of SMEs – and with 5.2 million of them in the UK it makes an easy vote winner. But promising to do more business with smaller providers and handing over cold, hard cash are two very different things.…

Brexit? Cutting the old school tie would do more for Brit tech world
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 08:26:04 GMT

There's more than one Boris in this debate

Opinion In the early 2000s the United Kingdom was the powerhouse of European science and innovation. For many young, aspiring scientists from continental Europe, this meant coming here to world-leading institutes and universities to pursue research not possible in the constraints of their home countries.…

You've gotta fight... for your right... to IT
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 08:04:11 GMT

Don't step out of this house if that's the code you're gonna wear

Sysadmin Blog Perhaps the greatest lie ever told is that the many are powerless against the few. This is rarely, if ever, true, yet is something that we are told every day of our lives until we believe it. This is especially the case when it comes to IT.…

Bletchley finds Hitler plain text war machine on Ebay, buys for 10
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:30:13 GMT

Rubbish-covered relic found in Essex shed.

A World War II teleprinter Hitler used in strategic communications with generals has been bought on eBay for £9.50.…

Bitcoin to be hammered – in an auction, that is
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:56:11 GMT

E&Y to flog 24k BTC seized by Oz cops

Australia is getting ready to sell off a bunch of Bitcoin seized by police under proceeds of crime laws, in an international auction.…

Easy remote exploit drops for unpatchable power plant controller
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 06:30:06 GMT

The fix? Kill features or replace

Unpatchable vulnerabilities have been disclosed in an industrial control system, of the kind used in power plants, that remote attackers can exploit to gain control of networks.…

Don't buy Azure in US dollars – it's cheaper in many other currencies
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 05:53:10 GMT

Microsoft's exchange rates for discounted Azure can work in your favour

Microsoft is offering unintentional discounts to Azure users.…

P0rnHub revamps bug bounty, back pays cash, hires staff, after criticism
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 05:30:04 GMT

Hackers get 'exclusive' PornHub tees

Pornhub is paying thousands of extra dollars to researchers who have already submitted vulnerabilities under its bug bounty program as part of an overhaul.…

Infosec newbie looking for entry level training? So is SWIFT
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 04:56:10 GMT

Hacked transaction house wants US security trainee

International payments clearing-house SWIFT wants extra hands to keep its stable doors closed.…

Norks' parade rocket fails to fly, again
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 04:30:09 GMT

Anyone seen our missing Musudan?

Japan and South Korea have had another live training exercise turn to disappointment, with another North Korean missile launch failing.…

North Korea clones Facebook, forgot to change default creds
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:56:10 GMT

Government that already spies on citizens decides it needs a social network

North Korea appears to have created a Facebook clone.…

Oz infosec boffins call for mature threat debate
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:30:06 GMT

Oh, and please order the money-truck, we need more

The University of NSW / Australian Defence Force Academy-run Australian Centre for Cybersecurity reckons the government needs to tip AU$1 billion annually into cyber-security.…

KNOX knocked three times by Israeli infosec boffins
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 02:56:02 GMT

You've already patched the corporate Galaxy fleet, haven't you?

A pair of Israeli researchers has detailed their discovery of three Android / KNOX vulnerabilities in older Samsung phones, and it makes for depressing reading.…

Goa grabs Google, whispers 'come here, you Loon'
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:56:09 GMT

Indian state wants in on balloon broadband trials

The Indian state of Goa wants to attract Google to the region for its Project Loon balloon broadband trials.…

P-TECH education program trial expanded (but not evaluated)
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:56:06 GMT

Big Blue's colleges boosted with another $4.2 million

Why is the Liberal party promising money to recreate vocational training on an American model, when Australia used to have a working vocational training system of its own?…

You deleted the customer. What now? Human error - deal with it
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 09:00:14 GMT

To err is human, to double err is career limiting

Blog Everyone I speak to about system security seems to panic about malware, cloud failure system crashes and bad patches. But the biggest threat isn’t good or bad code, or systems that may or may not fail. It’s people. What we call Liveware errors range from the mundane to the catastrophic and they happen all the time at all levels of business.…

Darkode Bitcoin bot bandit gets year and a day in US cooler
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 07:56:09 GMT

Cops find 5000 stolen active credit cards at carder's crib

Darkode bot bandit Rory Stephen Guidry has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for selling a botnet containing 5000 enslaved machines, and stealing US$80,000 (£72,069, A$111,728) in Bitcoins and 5000 active credit cards.…

EU wants open science publication by 2020
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 05:57:46 GMT

Axe hovers over journal publishers

Bet on furious lobbying to prevent this: the European Union's Competitiveness Council has recommended all scientific papers be made “open access” by 2020.…

CERT warns of hardcoded creds in medical app
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 05:56:04 GMT

Patch or miscreants could doctor records

The US computer emergency response team has issued a warning after admin credentials were found in a popular medical application used for acquiring patient data.…

Google pays $65k to shutter 23 Chrome bugs
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 04:56:04 GMT

Lone researcher cleans up $30k

Google has patched 42 vulnerabilities including 23 contributed by external researchers earning them US$65,000 (£54,030, A$83,732) in rewards.…

Earth's core is younger than its crust surface
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 03:56:05 GMT

Time is 'bigger on the inside'

Back in the early 1960s, physicist Richard Feynman remarked that the centre of the Earth had to be a little younger than the surface, since it would experience gravitational time dilation.…

Payments security mob updates app guide
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 02:56:06 GMT

Pushed in line with latest PCI DSS

The payment application data security standard (PA-DSS) has been updated to help businesses better install, update, and patch their hardware.…

Vish Nandlall exits Telstra CTO role
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 01:56:09 GMT

No replacement in mind yet

Telstra's CTO has returned to America after just 21 months in the role, sparking speculation that he was sacked over the accuracy of his CV.…

Rats revive phones-and-cancer scares
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 00:56:07 GMT

Study good for a headline, not much else

Mobile phones do cause cancers – and rats' cells are modulation-sensitive. That's what emerges from a preliminary study dropped on a pre-print server by America's National Toxicology Program.…

Illinois senator proposes gutting BIPA
published: Sun, 29 May 2016 23:56:04 GMT

Facebook, Google want looser controls over biometrics

The Center for Democracy and Technology is accusing Illinois senator Terry Link of planning to gut protections covering the use of biometric data by the IT sector.…

Switkowski wades into NBN leak debate, ALP is furious
published: Sun, 29 May 2016 22:57:11 GMT

'Political rumourtrage' crack raises ire

nbnTMchair Ziggy Switkowski has penned an article for Fairfax saying the “NBN leakers” aren't whistleblowers, but partisan ideologues.…

Snowball's chance of escaping cloud data migration hell
published: Sun, 29 May 2016 22:02:13 GMT

El Reg hefts Amazon's 50TB cloud data mule

FIRST LOOK VIDEO Moving data into and out of clouds is expensive and slow. Which is why Amazon Web Services (AWS) started rolling a Snowball, a box packing up to 50 terabytes of data.…

SWIFT finally pushes two-factor auth in banks – it only took several multimillion-dollar thefts
published: Sat, 28 May 2016 08:01:13 GMT

Better late than never

The international financial network SWIFT has said it will "expand" its use of two-factor authentication when banks shift funds.…

Boring SpaceX lobs another sat into orbit without anything blowing up ... zzzzz
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 23:59:05 GMT

Are you not entertained? No

It's almost routine now. After previous thrills and spills, Elon Musk and his team now don't just make rocket science look easy – they make it look like a quick trip to the corner store.…

NASA: We'll try again in the morning after friction ruins engorgement
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 23:35:13 GMT

Happens to us all, space-station inflatable podule boffins

After halting the first try on safety grounds, NASA is going to make another attempt to inflate the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday.…

FCC swivels to online privacy, gets bitten in the ass by net neutrality
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 23:09:04 GMT

Has America's telecom regulator finally pushed its luck too far?

Analysis When America's comms watchdog the FCC passed its net neutrality rules despite an onslaught of criticism from telcos, the world rejoiced.…

Don't panic, says Blue Coat, we're not using CA cert to snoop on you
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 22:40:12 GMT

Symantec and partner say HTTPS certificate-issuing powers used only for testing

Blue Coat has denied it's up to any shenanigans – after the security biz was seemingly given the power to issue crypto certificates that could be used to spy on people.…

Comcast slapped with eight-figure tax bill after package fails to impress
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 20:41:55 GMT

Cable giant loses bid for tax break on gigabit broadband

The US state of Oregon says it will charge Comcast tens of millions of dollars in taxes after revoking a tax break the cable giant had claimed on its broadband service.…

Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 19:58:10 GMT

How a weird system crash has plagued expensive lap-slabs for months

Hands-on In its most recent quarterly earnings report, Microsoft highlighted its increasingly popular Surface line as the growth leader in its More Personal Computing line of business. Surface led the category with 61 per cent growth in constant currency, a rise driven by the top products in the line, the Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Surface Book detachable-tablet laptop.…

Feinstein-Burr's bonkers backdoor crypto law is dead in the water
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 19:37:55 GMT

US senators' bill won't make it to the floor of Congress

A proposed piece of US legislation that would have required American tech companies to cripple the encryption in their products is dead in the water.…

Verizon, union make peace after 35,000 strike techies put telco on hold
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 18:43:06 GMT

Four-year contract to be drawn up after six weeks of protests

Verizon has reached a deal that will end the six-week strike by many of its network technicians.…

As US court bans smart meter blueprints from public, sysadmin tells of fight for security info
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 18:26:29 GMT

He wanted records – and got sued instead amid terror fears

The sysadmin-activist at the center of a bizarre legal battle over a smart meter network in Seattle, Washington, says he never expected a simple records request to turn into a lawsuit.…

Big Tech's quest to keep enterprises on board
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 15:11:17 GMT

Commodity kit means catalogue pricing

StorageBod So have you taken my advice and started to build your own storage arrays? I certainly hope so; it’s a lot of fun and could really save your organisation some money.…

The B-side of storage containerisation
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 14:45:04 GMT

Containerisation could be coming to storage and that could be beneficial

Blog B as in back-end, of course...…

The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 14:25:10 GMT

We stroll down Memory Lane and weep for what might have been

Special Report We stroll down Memory Lane and ask: was this The Ultimate Curse of Fry?…

Tech spending in Europe is slowing, a fatter Tech Data belches
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 13:53:05 GMT

Don't disturb piggy at the trough, he's busy

Tech Data has said it is countering the slowdown in IT spending across Europe by nabbing market share from Ingram Micro rivals, though it stopped short of naming those leaky ships it is pinching business from.…

Flash. Arrrgh. Nimble sales down
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 13:22:05 GMT

Revenues decline Q-on-Q as late flash array entry takes toll

Hybrid array and recent all-flash array supplier Nimble Storage shows the effects of its late AF-Series flash array market entry and hyper-competitive market with its first quarter-on-quarter revenue decline.…

The screeching of Violin Memory's parting strings is horrible
published: Fri, 27 May 2016 12:55:07 GMT

Revenues walk the falling walk again as CEO talks the turnaround talk – again

Another great quarter. Not. Violin Memory made a paltry $9.7m in revenue and posted a $22m loss for its first fiscal 2017 quarter.…


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GoBone: The smart pet toy that plays with your dog when you're not around - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:44:09 +0000

The latest pet tech to launch on Kickstarter is a "smart bone" that your dog won't want to bury in the backyard.

Chat with a Werner Herzog bot on Facebook - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:20:32 +0000

Ever wanted to make small talk with the eccentric film director? Now you can with a Facebook bot that answers questions with Herzog-esque responses about the importance of reading books.

It's official: Nokia owns Withings - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:47:24 +0000

The French maker of health gadgets is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Finland's Nokia.

Apple's slickest iPhone releases may slip to a 3-year cycle - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:50:37 +0000

The current two-year upgrade cycle may fall victim to a softer phone market and fewer dramatic enhancements to each new model, says Japanese news site Nikkei.

'Ultraman' and 'Kamen Rider' to ride again on Amazon Prime Video - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:29:18 +0000

Amazon's streaming service is producing 12 new Japanese TV shows, including revivals of these classic superhero punch-ups.

Internet giants sign up to EU rules to tackle terrorist propaganda - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:46:47 +0000

Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets have committed to tackling reported hate speech within 24 hours.

One in five smartphone users uses an ad-blocker on their phone, report says - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:44:20 +0000

New figures say more than 419 million people are banishing adverts from their phones, particularly in China.

First pictures of Harry, Ginny and their family in 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:11:51 +0000

Boy wizard Harry Potter is a grown-up now but his adventures continue in a new play. Here's the first pictures.

Meet grown-up Harry Potter and his family in 'Cursed Child' (pictures) - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:47:14 +0000

The first pictures from the forthcoming play show Harry, Ginny and their youngest son Albus.

You can now livestream concerts on your iPhone in VR - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 08:01:31 +0000

Startup Rivet streams gigs from New York's Blue Note Jazz Club in 360-degree virtual reality. Now, it's bringing those services to iOS devices (and Androids too, eventually).

Intel confirms 7th generation Kaby Lake processors coming this year - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:35:22 +0000

It's been some time coming, but Intel has confirmed that its next generation of 'optimised' processors is on schedule and going into production this quarter.

Gigabyte's ultimate gaming rig for the home racer - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:52:27 +0000

Think you've got a sweet setup at home for your PC racing games? Think again, because we can guarantee it's not as good as this.

Intel goes 'extreme' with first 10-Core processor, puts Tick-Tock tactics on hold - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:44:23 +0000

Multi-tasking is for the weak: Now Intel is targeting "mega-taskers" at Taipei's Computex show, launching a line-up of desktop processors with "crazy good" performance.

$13 million in confiscated bitcoins to be auctioned by Australian police - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:48:16 +0000

A haul of 24,518 bitcoins confiscated by the Australian police will be up for auction in late June.

Caltech sues Apple for alleged Wi-Fi patent infringement - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:49:45 +0000

The California Institute of Technology claims Apple has infringed four of its patents for improved data transmission rates and performance over Wi-Fi.

Katy Perry's Twitter account hacked - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 04:37:26 +0000

The pop star's Twitter account, which has just under 90 million followers, sent out a series of strange Tweets, including some about Taylor Swift. Warning: There's some harsh language here.

Fable to be revived as a digital card game - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:01:32 +0000

A Fable title that had been in development before the closure of Lionhead is getting a new lease on life via crowdfunding.

Hong Kong Pokmon fans protest Pikachu name change - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:31:48 +0000

Pokmon fans in Hong Kong are protesting the change from Cantonese to Mandarin in the upcoming new games.

Verizon deal includes new jobs, raises; worker strike to end - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 01:38:16 +0000

A tentative deal between Verizon and nearly 40,000 workers should see the employees returning June 1.

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor for wearables - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 02:26:58 +0000

Unlike the earlier Wear 2100 chip meant for multi-purpose devices, the new chip is designed for low-power performance and use in wearables with a more focused feature set.

The Rock confirmed to play the Man of Bronze, Doc Savage - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 01:35:06 +0000

WWE superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been confirmed to star as pulp hero Doc Savage in an upcoming film.

Mars and Earth cosy up with closest approach in a decade - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 04:01:38 +0000

It's an excellent time to take a look at the Red Planet as it makes its closest approach to Earth in 11 years.

Eric Holder: Edward Snowden performed a 'public service' - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:35:57 +0000

The former US Attorney General who wanted to send whistleblower Edward Snowden to prison has tempered his view.

Iran orders messaging apps to store data in Iran - CNET
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:36:04 +0000

Messaging apps with data on Iranian users have been ordered by the Iranian government to store that data on servers in Iran.

PlayStation E3 Experience showing live in movie cinemas - CNET
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:43:47 +0000

Sony is bringing its E3 briefing to cinemas across the US, Canada and Latin America, to be viewed live.


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YouTube Threatens Legal Action Against Video Downloader

Embracing over a billion users, YouTube has become the go-to source of many for music and movies. But the scale of YouTube has also given rise to piracy and copyright infringement. To fix this, the Google-owned video portal has started to contact third-party services that allow users to make a copy of a YouTube video and is urging them to shut down their functionality. TorrentFreak is reporting about a similar instance, in which YouTube's legal team contacted a popular service called TubeNinja. From the report: "It appears from your website and other marketing materials that TubeNinja is designed to allow users to download content from YouTube," the email from YouTube's legal team reads. According to YouTube the video downloader violates the terms of service (ToS) of both the site and the API. Among other things, YouTube's ToS prohibits the downloading of any video that doesn't have a download link listed on the site. Later, Google's video service adds that if the site owner continues to operate the service this "may result in legal consequences." Despite the threatening language, TubeNinja owner Nathan doesn't plan to take the functionality offline. He informed YouTube that his service doesn't use YouTube's API and says that it's the responsibility of his users to ensure that they don't violate the ToS of YouTube and TubeNinja. "Our own ToS clearly states that the user is responsible for the legitimacy of the content they use our service for," Nathan tells us.

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Ubuntu Phones To Feature Wireless Display Support With OTA-11 Update

prisoninmate writes from a report via Softpedia: The moment you've all been waiting for is almost here, as you will no longer need a cable to connect your Ubuntu Phone to your TV or a supported LCD monitor. Canonical will soon release the OTA-11 software update to supported Ubuntu Phone devices implementing the Aethercast (also known as Miracast or Display Casting) technology that provides Wireless display support to all devices, with the exception of Meizu PRO 5, which already comes with built-in wireless display functionality. Some other features of the OTA-11 update include: the adoption of the NetworkManager 1.2 network connection manager, an updated VPN feature with username and password authentication support, a pre-loaded Home Scope which will allow for a faster startup, multiple application windows, and subtitles in the header. In addition, the positioning in location service has been greatly improved, Dynamic Grid Unit (DGU) support is now available, and many bugs have been fixed (squashed). You can view a list of the devices that support the OTA-11 update here.

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Microsoft Will Stop Spamming Android Users With Office Ads In The Notification Tray

An anonymous reader writes from a report via BetaNews: The notification tray in Android serves a very specific purpose. There's a clue in the name -- and it's nothing to do with advertising. Android user Thom Holwerda was upset this week when Microsoft Office for Android started to spam him with ads for apps he already had installed. There are many questions here, one of which is why is Microsoft ignoring Google's guidelines and using the notification tray to display ads? Thom, from the website OSnews, found that the copy of Word he had installed on his Nexus 6P was spamming him with ads for Excel and Powerpoint -- which he was already using. Mark Wilson from BetaNews contacted Microsoft and they said, "Our team is actively investigating the occurrences of these notifications." After pressing further into the issue, a Microsoft spokesperson said, "Microsoft is deeply committed to ensuring that we maintain the best possible experience for our customers in addition to complying with all applicable policies. We have taken the action to turn off these notifications. This update will be reflected in the coming days." In other semi-related news, users can now remove the 260-character path length limit in the Windows 10 build 14352.

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Russian Online Trolls Resist The Light

Rick Zeman writes: Since the beginning of the public Internet on Usenet and now following on comment boards worldwide, live the trolls, the online creatures dedicated to stirring up trouble with their versions of online flaming, fact-twisting, and overall being a menace to online society. Russia, by paying state-sponsored trolls, has elevated the troll to the level of professional propagandists spewing the party line. In neighboring Finland, a country again precariously balanced between Europe and the Russian bear, Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro's investigations have opened a new front in the (dis)information war (Warning: source may be paywalled) where "'There are so many layers of fakery you get lost,' said Ms. Aro, who was awarded the Finnish Grand Prize for Journalism in March," reports the NYT. All because "A member of the European Union with an 830-mile-long border with Russia, Finland has stayed outside the United States-led military alliance but, unnerved by Russian military actions in Ukraine and its saber-rattling in the Baltic Sea, has expanded cooperation with NATO and debated whether to apply for full membership." The NYT article explores many of the actions that the Russian propagandists use to keep Finland out of NATO, and some of the more indefensible ones directed personally at Aro. She says, "They get inside your head, and you start thinking: If I do this, what will the trolls do next?"

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Microsoft Removes 260-Character Path Length Limit In Windows 10 Redstone

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Softpedia: Windows 10 build 14352, a preview version of the upcoming Anniversary Update (also known as Redstone), comes with an eagerly awaited change that Microsoft hasn't yet announced publicly. The 260-character path length limit in Windows can be removed with the help of a new policy, thus allowing you to run operations with files regardless of their path or file name. While this new rule is not enabled by default, admins can turn it on by following these instructions. Launch the Registry Editor by clicking the Start menu and typing "regedit.exe," and then navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\{48981759-12F2-42A6-A048-028B3973495F}Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Policies. Look for an entry called "LongPathsEnabled," and if it does not exist, simply right-click Policies, select New DWORD (32-bit), name it "LongPathsEnabled" (without the quotes), enter value 1, and you're good to go. The description of the preview reads, "Enabling NTFS long paths will allow manifested win32 applications and Windows Store applications to access paths beyond the normal 260 char limit per node. Enabling this setting will cause the long paths to be accessible within the process." While the Windows 10 preview build 1452 has been made available last week, according to Windows Central, a Microsoft team member says that the company could released Windows 10 Mobile build 14352 for Insiders on Tuesday, May 31.

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ASUS Unveils $599 Home Robot 'Zenbo'

An anonymous reader writes: In addition to the razor thin ZenBook 3, Asus unveiled a cute talking robot for the home at this week's Computex trade show in Taipei. The robot, called Zenbo, is priced at $599 and is pitched as a personal assistant that can help look after elderly relatives or read stories to the kids. It's about two feet tall and rolls around on wheels, with a display that can show animated faces or be used for making video calls and streaming movies. When asked, "Hey Zenbo, is it true you can take pictures?" by ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih, the robot replied with, "Yes, I can take photographs." Zenbo took a photo of him on stage with the audience in the background when Shih told it to. The robot doesn't have an official release date yet, but developers can sign up for a software kit to build applications for it now.

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Microsoft Warns of ZCryptor Ransomware With Self-Propagation Features

An anonymous reader writes from a report issued by Softpedia on May 27: Microsoft and several other security researchers have detected the first ransomware versions that appears to have self-propagation features, being able to spread to other machines on its own by copying itself to shared network drives or portable storage devices automatically. Called ZCryptor, this ransomware seems to enjoy quite the attention from crooks, who are actively distributing today via Flash malvertising and boobytrapped Office files that infect the victim if he enables macro support when opening the file. This just seems to be the latest addition to the ransomware family, one which recently received the ability to launch DDoS attacks while locking the user's computer.

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Computer Generates Largest Math Proof Ever At 200TB of Data

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A trio of researchers has solved a single math problem by using a supercomputer to grind through over a trillion color combination possibilities, and in the process has generated the largest math proof ever -- the text of it is 200 terabytes in size. The math problem has been named the boolean Pythagorean Triples problem and was first proposed back in the 1980's by mathematician Ronald Graham. In looking at the Pythagorean formula: a^2 + b^2 = c^2, he asked, was it possible to label each a non-negative integer, either blue or red, such that no set of integers a, b and c were all the same color. To solve this problem the researchers applied the Cube-and-Conquer paradigm, which is a hybrid of the SAT method for hard problems. It uses both look-ahead techniques and CDCL solvers. They also did some of the math on their own ahead of giving it over to the computer, by using several techniques to pare down the number of choices the supercomputer would have to check, down to just one trillion (from 10^2,300). Still the 800 processor supercomputer ran for two days to crunch its way through to a solution. After all its work, and spitting out the huge data file, the computer proof showed that yes, it was possible to color the integers in multiple allowable ways -- but only up to 7,824 -- after that point, the answer became no. Is the proof really a proof if it does not answer why there is a cut-off point at 7,825, or even why the first stretch is possible? Does it really exist?

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'Huge Wake Up Call': Third of Central, Northern Great Barrier Reef Corals Dead

iONiUM quotes a report from The Sydney Morning Herald: More than one-third of the coral reefs of the central and northern regions of the Great Barrier Reef have died in the huge bleaching event earlier this year, Queensland researchers said. Corals to the north of Cairns -- covering about two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef -- were found to have an average mortality rate of 35 percent, rising to more than half in areas around Cooktown. Bleaching occurs when abnormal conditions, such as warm seas, cause corals to expel tiny photosynthetic algae, called zooxanthellae. Corals turn white without these algae and may die if the zooxanthellae do not recolonize them. "It is fair to say we were all caught by surprise," Professor Hughes, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, said. "It's a huge wake up call because we all thought that coral bleaching was something that happened in the Pacific or the Caribbean which are closer to the epicenter of El Nino events." The report says, "The northern end of the Great Barrier Reef was home to many 50- to 100-year-old corals that had died and may struggle to rebuild before future El Ninos push tolerance beyond thresholds."

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Stephen Hawking Calls Trump A 'Demagogue' Who Appeals 'To The Lowest Common Denominator'

An anonymous reader writes: British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking told ITV's morning show that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican Party candidate for U.S. president, "is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator." He said, "Gone are the days we could stand on our own against the world. We need to be part of a larger group of nations, both for our security and our trade." ABC News writes, "Stephen Hawking understands the workings of the universe -- but says he cannot fathom the popularity of Donald Trump. He went on to say that British voters should keep the United Kingdom in the European Union in a June 23 referendum, saying the EU provides essential support for British scientific research as well as its economy and security.

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Iran Forces Messaging Apps To Move Data To Iranian Servers

An anonymous reader writes: According a report from Reuters, the Iranian government wants to be able to track private and semi-private conversations on messaging apps, and has given companies behind popular messaging apps one year to move their data onto servers in Iran. As it stands, many social networks are already blocked in Iran, and now the government wants to control even more online communication platforms. Apps like WhatsApp and Telegram, which have become incredibly popular in Iran, allow users to communicate with no government control. With Telegram, users can contact hundreds of people by creating groups. Now, even though WhatsApp for example is required to move their data to Iranian servers, it's unlikely the government will be able to intercept messages from the app since it features end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp can't even read the content of communications -- only WhatsApp users can decrypt the messages in their conversations. Apple's iMessage also features an encrypted messaging protocol, and Telegram does too, but users need to start "secret conversations" with end-to-end encryption.

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Eric Holder Says Snowden Performed 'Public Service'

An anonymous reader writes from a report via CNN: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by triggering a debate over surveillance techniques, but still must pay a penalty for illegally leaking a trove of classified intelligence documents. "We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made," Holder told David Axelrod on "The Axe Files," a podcast produced by CNN and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. "Now I would say that doing what he did -- and the way he did it -- was inappropriate and illegal," Holder added. "I think that he's got to make a decision. He's broken the law in my view. He needs to get lawyers, come on back, and decide, see what he wants to do: Go to trial, try to cut a deal. I think there has to be a consequence for what he has done." "But," Holder emphasized, "I think in deciding what an appropriate sentence should be, I think a judge could take into account the usefulness of having had that national debate." You can listen to the podcast with Eric Holder here.

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Bitcoin Price Jumps 21% Over 4 Days, Reaching a 21-Month High

An anonymous reader shares a TechCrunch report: Bitcoin is back! Or at least, there are positive signs indicating that bitcoin might not be as dead as everybody thought. Bitcoins are now trading at $547.40 on Bitfinex (the largest USD/bitcoin exchange according to Bitcoinity). And it represents a big 21.4 percent price jump over just four days. Today's price represents a 21-month high. Surprisingly, bitcoin prices had been relatively stable for the last two months before this weekend's jump. What's the reason behind this jump? It's hard to say. Huobi and OKCoin, the two dominant Chinese exchanges, have seen many new sign-ups, as well as many buy orders. Increasingly, bitcoin's price variations are correlated with macroeconomic trends in China. These trends tell us that China still fears a deflation.

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Telus To Shutter CDMA Service On January 31, 2017

An anonymous reader writes: With most Canadian mobile devices on some form of HSPA+ or LTE network, you don't hear mention of CDMA that often anymore. And for good reason; carriers like Telus, which still maintain their CDMA network for legacy customers, plan to mothball the tech over the next few years. We now have a definitive date when Telus customers will no longer be able to use their old CDMA device. Over the weekend, the company sent text messages stating, "CDMA service ends January 31, 2017. Move to our 4G network with great offers."

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Estonian President Expresses Desire For More Digitally-Integrated Europe

In a wide-ranging interview with Ars Technica, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik talked about European Digital Single Market (DSM), an ambitious goal that seeks to make commerce flow as smoothly across the 28-member block as it does in the United States. He cites the example of iTunes. From the report: What Estonia and Finland are doing is a step towards the DSM -- but there remain all kinds of national-level laws that stop Europe from being truly unified. "Take iTunes," President Ilves continued. "iTunes are based on credit cards. Credit cards are national. I cannot buy an iTunes record for my wife who has a Latvian credit card. I cannot buy her an iTunes record because I have an Estonian iTunes. This is true of virtually everything that is connected to digital services. And certainly this is why Estonia is at the forefront of the European Digital Single Market. As I like to say, it's easier to ship a bottle of Portuguese wine from southern Portugal in the Algarve and sell it in northern Lapland, than it is for me to buy an iTunes record across the Estonian-Latvian border."The report is worth a read in its entirety.

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10 Instagram Accounts to Feed Your Inner Transportation Nerd
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:00:26 +0000

10 Instagram Accounts to Feed Your Inner Transportation Nerd
All the big, beautiful trains, planes, buses, and infrastructure projects worthy of your perfectly-curated feed. The post 10 Instagram Accounts to Feed Your Inner Transportation Nerd appeared first on WIRED.

How the Top 5 PC Makers Open Your Laptop to Hackers
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:00:55 +0000

How the Top 5 PC Makers Open Your Laptop to Hackers
Top software makers put a lot of effort into securing the updates they send to your devices. But it turns out the top hardware makers aren't so careful. The post How the Top 5 PC Makers Open Your Laptop to Hackers appeared first on WIRED.

A Batman Memoir and 4 More Comics You Should Read in June
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:00:31 +0000

A Batman Memoir and 4 More Comics You Should Read in June
Here are the comics you should pick up next month—and not just the superhero stuff. The post A Batman Memoir and 4 More Comics You Should Read in June appeared first on WIRED.

The Romanian Teen Hacker Who Hunts Bugs to Resist the Dark Side
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:00:30 +0000

The Romanian Teen Hacker Who Hunts Bugs to Resist the Dark Side
Romanian teenager Alex Coltuneac supports himself by hacking major US websites. Legally. The post The Romanian Teen Hacker Who Hunts Bugs to Resist the Dark Side appeared first on WIRED.

Absurd Creatures: Fish Think They’re Safe From Birds But This Bird Is Like LOL
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:00:17 +0000

Absurd Creatures: Fish Think They’re Safe From Birds But This Bird Is Like LOL
For a bird called the kingfisher, impalement is a way of life. The post Absurd Creatures: Fish Think They're Safe From Birds But This Bird Is Like LOL appeared first on WIRED.

‘Unusual’ Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe This Exhibition
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:45:14 +0000

‘Unusual’ Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe This Exhibition
Progressland is all about “the genesis of exploration and the human desire to look beyond what we know.” The post 'Unusual' Doesn't Even Begin to Describe This Exhibition appeared first on WIRED.

Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:45:05 +0000

Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League
While other US leagues struggle to build international interest, the NBA has leveraged social media and new technology to build a huge global following. The post Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World's Biggest Sports League appeared first on WIRED.

A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:00:39 +0000

A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans
Whether the causes are El Nino or the “Blob” or ultimately climate change, The post A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans appeared first on WIRED.

The White House Is Finally Prepping for an AI-Powered Future
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:00:36 +0000

The White House Is Finally Prepping for an AI-Powered Future
The Obama administration is trying to get a handle on AI before the technology starts to think for itself. The post The White House Is Finally Prepping for an AI-Powered Future appeared first on WIRED.

Review: Yuneec Typhoon H
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:00:18 +0000

Review: Yuneec Typhoon H
How do you beat DJI at the quadcopter game? You build a hexacopter. The post Review: Yuneec Typhoon H appeared first on WIRED.


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Why Snoop Dogg Is Urging Viewers to Skip Roots
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:36:17 GMT

Roots, Forest Whitaker, Malachi Kirby, Snoop DogIt's safe to say Snoop Dogg isn't watching the Roots remake. The rapper took to Instgram to address the miniseries remake--and projects like 12 Years a Slave and the TV series...

Salma Hayek Opens Up About Marriage and Gives Her Biggest Piece of Advice: "Sex Is Not the Key"
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:14:29 GMT

Salma Hayek, Red MagazineSalma Hayek married billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault in 2009, and since then she has a learned a lot about marriage, motherhood and balancing the ever-tough act of family and career. In...

Kylie Jenner Is Serenaded by PartyNextDoor After Accusing Him of Hiding Her
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:04:39 GMT

PartyNextDoor, Kylie JennerAre those the chords of romance? As summer officially launched over the Memorial Day Weekend, Kylie Jenner and 22-year-old Canadian rapper PartyNextDoor spent some quality time together...

Zootopia Has So Many Hidden Mickeys Even Its Directors Can't Find Them All
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:00:00 GMT

ZootopiaThere's a lot to take in when you're exploring Zootopia. And with six animal-filled burrows--Bunnyburrow, Little Rodentia, Rainforest District, Sahara Square, Savanna Central and...

Transparent Renewed for Season 4 at Amazon
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:40:11 GMT

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent, TV stars who should get Golden GlobesAmazon just can't quit the Pfeffermans. The online giant has renewed Transparent for a fourth season. Jill Soloway will remain on board the Emmy-winning show as showrunner and executive...

Twilight's Jackson Rathbone Is Going to Be a Dad Again
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:38:51 GMT

Jackson Rathbone, Sheila Hafsadi Double the fun! The Twilight series' Jackson Rathbone is about to become a dad for the second time. The actor gleefully shared a black and white shot of his bikini-clad wife, Sheila...

Summer Movie Preview: 13 Movies You Need to See, But Didn't Know It
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Edgar Ramrez, Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Matthew McConaugheyWe've already told you about the hotties coming to a theater near you this summer. There's Chris Hemsworth in Ghostbusters, his brother Liam in the Independence Day sequel, Zac...

Aubrey O'Day Jokes Boyfriend Pauly D Is ''More Famous'' Than Her: ''It's Bulls--t!''
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Aubrey O'Day, Pauly D, InstagramAubrey O'Day is calling "bulls--t" on her celeb status. During an exclusive interview with E! News' Will Marfuggi and her Famously Single co-star Brandi Glanville,...

Directors Defend Keira Knightley After John Carney Criticizes the Star's Talent
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:38:00 GMT

Keira Knightley, John CarneyKnights in shining armor have arrived to defend Keira Knightley's honor. Two Hollywood directors have come out with guns blazing to defend the actress' talent, which was put into...

Megan Fox Channels Schoolgirl Britney Spears: How'd She Get Those Abs?!
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:15:00 GMT

Baby One More Time, Britney Spears, Megan Fox, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Megan Fox is giving Britney Spears a run for her money. In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Fox channels Brit's iconic schoolgirl look from her "...Baby One More...

Smoothie of the Day: A Peanut Butter Drink Inspired by Katy Perry
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Katy PerryKaty Perry's youthful spirit is just what we're after as we head into summer. If you're looking to clean up your diet without compromising flavor, look to the singer for...

Kate Beckinsale Says Michael Bay Was "Baffled" by Her Looks While Filming Pearl Harbor
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:52:00 GMT

Michael Bay, Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale is one of the most gorgeous actresses in Hollywood, but Michael Bay felt differently while working with the star on Pearl Harbor. Beckinsale appeared on The Graham Norton...

Roots Premiere: Why It Was the Right Time for a Remake
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:13:00 GMT

Roots, Forest Whitaker, Malachi KirbyNearly 40 years after it first captured the world's attention, Roots has returned. The History Channel's remake of the 1977 miniseries debuted tonight, and whether or not...

The Bachelorette Recap: When Good Dates Go Chad, Chad to the Bone & More Bad Jokes About Season 12's New Villain
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:00:38 GMT

The Bachelorette, 1202What an intriguing sequence of events this evening. We were all jazzed about how fun it seemed like this season's guys are, given the fact that they were spending their mansion time...

The Real Housewives of Dallas Recap: LeeAnne and Brandi Finally Came Face-to-Face After All That Fighting
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:00:00 GMT

The Real Housewives of DallasWell, that was anticlimactic. After The Real Housewives of Dallas kicked off with Brandi Redmond and LeeAnne Locken as instant enemies thanks to some ill-timed poop jokes, the pair...

Jessica Simpson's Memorial Day Look Is All About Red, White and Bikinis
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 02:55:00 GMT

Jessica Simpson, InstagramHooray for the red, white and blue...and the bikinis too! Before Jessica Simpson decided to soak up the sun in the great outdoors this Memorial Day weekend, the fashion designer decided...

Amber Heard's Lawyer Slams Accusation That Actress Is Blackmailing Johnny Depp
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 02:37:00 GMT

Amber Heard, Johnny Depp, 2016 Grammy Awards, CandidsAmber Heard's lawyer is slamming an accusation that the actress is blackmailing her estranged husband Johnny Depp. Attorney Peter Sample told The Wrap Monday that the "allegations...

Katy Perry's Twitter Was Hacked, Meaning She Didn't Actually Tweet About Taylor Swift
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 01:40:00 GMT

Katy Perry, amfARTalk about a rough start to the week. As we picture Katy Perry relaxing somewhere wonderful over the Memorial Day weekend, a hacker was apparently hard at work trying to gain access to...

Chrissy Teigen's Baby Girl Is Basically an Angel Among Us Thanks to Her Weekend Outfit
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:40:58 GMT

Chrissy Teigen, InstagramIf Chrissy Teigen was to describe her baby girl as an angel, would it really be an exaggeration? While celebrating Memorial Day weekend, the FABLife co-host treated fans to a new photo of...

Adele Has One Big Request for Concertgoers: Stop Filming Me and Just Enjoy My Show
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 21:50:11 GMT

AdeleAttention all Adele fans: When you're going to her concert, can you please put down the video cameras? As the "Hello" singer continued her world tour in support of the album...


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Deadly deluge: Texans "not prepared" for more water
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:25:00 -0400

Residents along Brazos River in southeast Texas used to floods, but sheer scale of current disaster too much to bear -- and it could get worse

Physicist Stephen Hawking baffled by Trump's popularity
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 03:18:37 -0400

Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking may have a good grasp of the workings of the universe, but says he can't understand Trump's rise

A Memorial Day worth remembering
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"For too many Americans, Memorial Day has become just another day off," said Andy Rooney. How did he want the holiday celebrated?

Eye Opener: Sanders forces Clinton to California
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Gorilla killing evokes 1996 incident that had very different outcome
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:04:17 -0400

3 girls killed in Florida crash; child survives ejection over 25-foot wall
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:29:58 -0400

JetBlue passenger stopped from boarding plane over clothing
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America honors the fallen
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Images from 2016 Memorial Day observances commemorating those who gave their lives for their country

Florida officers make gruesome find next to hungry alligators
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Clinton 2008 vs. Sanders 2016: Whose rhetoric is harsher?
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Police: Man beats wife's would-be rapist to death
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Haunting photo highlights migrants' plight
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Critically endangered species and beloved animals at risk
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These are the wildlife populations in danger of becoming extinct, if drastic conservation measures are not taken

Is a shark lurking nearby? New tech gives early warning
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Star swimmer, 22, drowns during lifeguard tryouts in Mass. lake
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Alleged rape of black football player divides Idaho town
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 15:22:33 -0400

Famed "Tiger Temple" will have to find a new trick
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 09:10:45 -0400

Major development in Kansas teen's 1989 murder
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Can Watson the supercomputer make music with emotion?
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:03:33 -0400

Obama after the presidency: He'll do fine
published: Wed, 25 May 2016 21:07:12 -0400

Dramatic rescues and deaths of migrants at sea
published: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:15:16 -0400

22 separate coast guard rescue operations were conducted in just one day; more than 700 feared dead including 40 children

Top 9 cities for new college grads
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Young professionals often head for the brightest lights of the biggest cities, but that's not always the best route

Endangered whale found dead on bow of ship entering Alaska port
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Man dies trying to rescue dog from Pa. creek
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The Monkees
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A band created for a '60s TV comedy has endured, thanks to their infectious pop and humor

Adele calls out fan for filming concert
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Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys welcome first child
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:14:03 -0400

Cam Newton gets Michelle Obama on Nickelodeon show
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 14:00:43 -0400

Reports: Depp's exes defend him, slam Amber Heard
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 17:09:18 -0400

Coney Island: America's playground
published: Tue, 24 May 2016 19:25:46 -0400

For more than 100 years Coney Island has been synonymous with summer playtime

This Morning from CBS News, May 31, 2016
published: Tue, 31 May 2016 11:04:38 -0400

As Texans along the swollen Brazos River brace for even more flooding, we look at how differently Sanders and Clinton handle loss

Iraq vet turns war experience into art for healing
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 10:21:47 -0400

Military men and women find healing in Maximilian Uriarte's humorous sketch of the Marine Corps and best-selling novel, "The White Donkey"

Horses help veterans cope with PTSD through unique therapy
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 18:46:15 -0400

Spending time walking and grooming the animals helps bring a sense of peace, vets say

Controversy rages after the death of a gorilla at Cincinnati zoo
published: Mon, 30 May 2016 23:10:58 -0400

Disputes continue over the shooting death on Saturday of a beloved lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo

CIA director on ISIS attacks in U.S.: Attempts are inevitable
published: Thu, 26 May 2016 20:39:05 -0400

In a rare interview, the head of the CIA outlines the threat to America posed by ISIS and discusses other security concerns such as cyber and biological terror

Sanders: Voters should take a "hard look" at Clinton emails report
published: Sun, 29 May 2016 13:32:38 -0400

The Vermont senator joins "Face the Nation" to talk superdelegates, the Clinton email scandal, and his enthusiasm advantage