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Republican Senator Vital to Health Bill’s Passage Won’t Support It
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:43:24 GMT

Senator Dean Heller of Nevada became the latest Republican to say he cannot support a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its current form.

Planned Parenthood Battle Could Sway Fortunes of G.O.P. Health Bill
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:27:58 GMT

Planned Parenthood, threatened with a cutoff of more than 40 percent of its funding, is mobilizing to bring down the Republican health care bill.

Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:02:50 GMT

Republicans and President Trump have said a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.

How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:20:53 GMT

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.

Maritime Mystery: Why a U.S. Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:54:37 GMT

Lookouts and radar operators on the destroyer Fitzgerald should have spotted the freighter it collided with, and the captain should have been wakened.

C.I.A. Set Up Secret Back Channel With Syria to Try to Free U.S. Hostage
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:17:14 GMT

The Trump administration began searching early on for ways to free Austin Tice, a journalist who has been missing since 2012.

James Comey, North Korea, U.S. Senate: Your Evening Briefing
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:39:17 GMT

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Critics Say U.S. Is ‘Sleepwalking’ Into Wider Role in Syria
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:09:43 GMT

Recently, the United States has shot down a Syrian warplane and downed two Iranian-made drones that were nearing American-backed troops.

Video Refutes ISIS Claim That U.S. Blew Up Mosque
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:46:42 GMT

Al Nuri Grand Mosque, in Mosul, Iraq, was blown up on Wednesday. The Islamic State said a U.S. airstrike destroyed it. But surveillance footage shows that the building appeared to be packed with explosives and not hit by an airstrike.

Mistrial in Cincinnati Shooting as Officer Is Latest Not to Be Convicted
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:29:14 GMT

It was a second hung jury for Ray Tensing, the ex-officer charged in the death of Samuel DuBose during a botched traffic stop in 2015 in Cincinnati.

Philando Castile, Diamond Reynolds and a Nightmare Caught on Video
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:25:26 GMT

When Diamond Reynolds's boyfriend, Philando Castile, was fatally shot by a police officer, the traumatic events were captured by police and security cameras, and even her own smartphone.

Landslide in China Is Feared to Have Buried Over 100 People
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:27 GMT

In a village in Sichuan Province, an avalanche of mud and rocks buried as many as 40 homes in a village, officials said.

Trump Indicates Tweet on Tapes Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:37:26 GMT

Hours after an interview on “Fox & Friends,” President Trump accused the Obama administration of failing to prevent or punish Moscow for meddling in last fall’s presidential election.

Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:09:54 GMT

The legislation aims to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove poor-performing employees and to promote whistle-blowing.

Nebraska Democratic Official Ousted for Scalise Comment
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:04:30 GMT

The Nebraska Democratic Party removed a party official from his post Thursday after he was recorded saying he was glad U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise got shot and that he wished the Louisiana Republican had died.

Senate Panel Seeks Details on Lynch Role in Clinton Inquiry
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:34:38 GMT

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

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published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

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Out of High School, Into Real Life
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:06 GMT

This graduation season, The New York Times talked with seniors across the country who are not headed to college about their plans, hopes and dreams.

Fire Hazards Force Evacuation of 5 London High Rises
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:17:47 GMT

More than 800 apartments were emptied on Friday after inspectors found safety problems, including exterior cladding like that on the 24-story building that burned last week.

Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:08:54 GMT

Programmers are selling digital currencies redeemable for services that do not exist. Where some see a financing revolution, others see trouble.

Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:39:42 GMT

A chapter on evolution will no longer appear in ninth graders’ textbooks because it is considered too “controversial” an idea, an education official said.

Eluding Death by Design in a Tokyo Loft
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:25 GMT

Step into lofts in a Tokyo suburb that were designed by the artists Arakawa and Gins. Their philosophy was to extend life by altering one’s living space.

Colombia's ELN Rebels Free Two Dutch Journalists
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:24:27 GMT

Colombia's Marxist ELN rebel group said on Friday it has freed two Dutch journalists captured this week in the northeast of the Andean country.

Saudi, Waging War in Yemen, Gives It $66.7 Million in Cholera Relief
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:07:57 GMT

The $66.7 million donation authorized by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman followed a plea by United Nations agencies dealing with the outbreak, worsened by the war.

Saudi Security Forces Intercept Militants Plotting Mecca Attack
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:36:27 GMT

The authorities confronted militants in three places, and one of them blew himself up, wounding five security officers and six bystanders.

Reader Center: No, James Comey Didn’t Visit the Times’s Newsroom Yesterday
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:33:46 GMT

We’re experimenting with having a bulletin board on our site for our journalists to talk directly to our readers about our coverage.

Trilobites: Waves Above the Earth May Have Once Caused a ‘Nocturnal Sun’
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:57:59 GMT

Historical observations of bright nights that were almost like daytime have a new explanation in forces of the upper atmosphere.

Texas Nurse Suspected of Killing Up to 60 Children Is Charged With Murder
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:30:28 GMT

The nurse, Genene Jones, is currently serving concurrent sentences in the death of a girl and injury to a child in 1984. The new charges come ahead of her planned release from prison next year.

Khmer Rouge Trial, Perhaps the Last, Nears End in Cambodia
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:08:23 GMT

A verdict in the genocide prosecution of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, the last surviving leaders of a movement that killed 1.7 million people, could take months.

7 of Our Best ‘Brexit’ Pieces, a Year After the Vote
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:06 GMT

Before the referendum and over the past year, we’ve delved into questions of identity, economics, finance and politics surrounding “Brexit.”

Food & Wine Magazine Will Leave New York for Alabama
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:10:14 GMT

The move reflects a changing business in which traditional food magazines, and a Manhattan address, are less important.

‘Indecent’ to Remain Open on Broadway, Despite Closing Notice
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:30:17 GMT

The play, which won two Tony Awards and was set to close on June 25, will now be open through Aug. 6 at the Cort Theater.

Gabe Pressman, a Dean of New York TV Journalism, Dies at 93
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:47:55 GMT

To generations of mayors, governors and ordinary New Yorkers, Mr. Pressman, WNBC’s senior correspondent, seemed always on the scene.

Johnny Depp Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination, Then Apologizes
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:25:41 GMT

“It’s been awhile, and maybe it’s time,” the film star said, after asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

20 Years of L.G.B.T.Q. Lit: A Timeline
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:47:04 GMT

From “The Vagina Monologues” to “The End of Eddy,” here are 25 books by and about L.G.B.T.Q. individuals that have shaped the genre.

Will Ferrell on Donald Trump, Michelle Obama and His New Movie
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:44:51 GMT

Mr. Ferrell stars with Amy Poehler as a couple who open a casino in “The House.”

art review: Documenta Kassel: Using Art as Their Witness
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:26:47 GMT

A range of projects in Documenta 14 show that art can potentially change history, not just reflect it — and we have serious things to think about.


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If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:48:48 -0400

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:13:42 -0400

DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.

Exclusive: Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods - source
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:19:53 -0400

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is not actively considering making an offer for Whole Foods Market Inc, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Exclusive: Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers' list
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:49:39 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said.

British PM May defends Brexit rights offer in face of EU doubts
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:21:47 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her offer to let millions of EU citizens stay in Britain after Brexit as fellow EU leaders responded coolly on Friday to her opening move in negotiations on Britain's withdrawal.

Slain Venezuelan protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:24:20 -0400

CARACAS (Reuters) - A man describing himself as a former boss and friend of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday urged an investigation into the killing of his son in anti-government unrest convulsing the OPEC nation for nearly three months.

Pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:06:17 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Friday it was reviewing recommendations from the U.S. military chiefs that included calls for more time to implement plans to allow new transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces.

Representative Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, is out of ICU
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:13:56 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Scalise, the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a U.S. congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being treated and remains in fair condition, the hospital said on Friday.

North Korea says U.S. student's death a 'mystery to us as well'
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:46:55 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that Warmbier had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless".

What does Italy's Berlusconi like about Trump? His wife
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:02:42 -0400

ROME (Reuters) - Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies' man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, Melania.


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Librarians become first responders as epidemic infiltrates yet another corner of daily life
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:55:33 GMT

This is America on drugs: A visual guide
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:34:28 GMT

In modern history, few things have caused such a sharp spike in US deaths as drug overdoses.

Opioids create generation of American orphans
published: Thu, 25 May 2017 08:21:38 GMT

The heroin and opioid epidemic over the last decade has increased the number of children orphaned or essentially abandoned by their parents. Deborah Feyerick reports from one of the hardest-hit states: Kentucky.

Opinion: We are creating a nation of addicts
published: Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:21:08 GMT

In my youth, it took me many years of heavy drinking to become a career alcoholic. This year, it took less than eight weeks of medical treatment to become addicted to OxyContin and Percocet.

Ohio church is handing out Narcan
published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:18:00 GMT

A few months ago, Jeremy Bouer says, he found an overdose victim in front of his church in Cincinnati. A week later, he encountered another at a nearby McDonald's. Then another in his neighborhood.

White House banned cameras, so CNN sent a sketch artist
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:42:28 GMT

White House responds to investigators by citing Trump's tweets
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:49:33 GMT

The White House is letting President Donald Trump's tweet Thursday -- asserting that he had not taped former FBI Director James Comey -- stand as the President's official statement.

Analysis: No one's laughing at Johnny Depp's assassination joke
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:04:26 GMT

Actor Johnny Depp on Thursday became the latest US celebrity to invite controversy by making a thinly veiled allusion to the killing of President Donald Trump, asking the crowd at the Glastonbury arts festival in England, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

Is Mexico the world's second most dangerous country, as Trump says? That depends
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:57:49 GMT

President Donald Trump rankled Mexico again, this time calling it the second deadliest country in the world.

Saudis foil attack on Islam's holiest site
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:02:56 GMT

Saudi security forces on Friday prevented an imminent attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the country's Interior Ministry said on state-run TV.

Qatar given stern list of 13 demands by Arab nations
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:20:21 GMT

Four Arab states that have boycotted Qatar have handed the country a list of 13 demands, including some likely to infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region's worst crisis in decades.

SeaWorld subject of federal probes related to CNN's 'Blackfish' documentary
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:49:23 GMT

Cosby's plan for town halls ripped
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:37:33 GMT

Bill Cosby's spokespeople said he will deliver educational talks teaching young people how to behave to avoid sexual assault allegations, leading to harsh criticism from a number of victims' advocacy groups.

'Most hated man in America' goes on trial
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:16:18 GMT

Why police are rarely convicted
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:18:06 GMT

Police-involved shootings and controversy over use of deadly force against people of color has returned to the spotlight through a new round of trials.

5th GOP senator balks on health bill
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:04:15 GMT

Sen. Dean Heller Friday became the latest Senate Republican to say he opposes the current GOP health care bill.

Conway: Medicaid cut isn't a cut
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:01:22 GMT

Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to President Trump, discusses the GOP's Senate health care bill that proposes a large cut to Medicaid despite Trump's campaign promise to not cut Medicaid.

100 feared trapped in China landslide
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:44:04 GMT

A landslide in southwest China's Sichuan province buried more than 40 houses, the Chinese state-run broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported Saturday.

Silicon Valley rocked by sexual harassment claims - again
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:00:48 GMT

WaPo: Putin directed election hacks
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:24:54 GMT

The Washington Post reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed the hacking of DNC emails to help elect President Trump.

VA faking wait times, GAO reports
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:02:41 GMT

As President Trump is expected to sign a VA accountability bill, CNN's Drew Griffin reports that problems persist at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Prosecutors ask to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:37:38 GMT

Bristol County prosecutors officially asked to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction on Friday, arguing in court documents that the former NFL player's suicide should not lead to dismissal of the guilty verdict.

California adds 4 states to travel ban for laws it says discriminate against LGBTQ
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:50:34 GMT

California has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people.

Everything must go! Store closings tripled this year
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:57:37 GMT

Is Trump golfing? Aides won't say, but video will
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:07:51 GMT

If a president golfs in private -- and the White House refuses to comment -- did it ever really happen?

Rodman talks about Warmbier release
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:28:17 GMT

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman spoke with ABC News about his role in the release of American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months.

School's summer reading list stirs attention
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:54:18 GMT

Nothing spices up a good list of school-assigned summer reads like a dose of political controversy.

VP on trial over Bugattis, yachts, Paris mansion
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:21:23 GMT

The son of Equatorial Guinea's President is on trial in France for splurging on a Parisian mansion, a private jet and a fleet of luxury cars using tens of millions of dollars he allegedly looted from his country.

Gloria Allred to Don Lemon: Don't talk over me
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:12:46 GMT

During a discussion with CNN host Don Lemon, attorney Gloria Allred accused the anchor of talking over her.

Girl posts video on being bullied at school
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:26:14 GMT

It's a scene sure to break your heart: A 9-year-old girl sits facing the camera, silently flipping through cue cards saying she's been bullied at school.

US releases dramatic photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:16:02 GMT

US European Command released dramatic photos that show the moment a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea -- an encounter US officials assessed to be "unsafe."

Russian fighter jet flies 5 feet from US plane
published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:50:36 GMT

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within 5 feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea area, according to a US official.

Tornado hits USAF 'doomsday' planes
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:09:54 GMT

Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week, the service told CNN on Friday.

2 injured when Air Force Thunderbird flips on landing
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:28:25 GMT

An F-16D used by the famous Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team on Friday ran off the runway and overturned while preparing for an Ohio air show, sending two airmen to the hospital.

NATO jet intercepts Russian minister's plane
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:48:03 GMT

A Polish NATO F-16 fighter jet tried to intercept the plane of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in the Baltic Sea Wednesday, according to Russian state media.

Gatsby's rescue from dog meat farm changed my life
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:27:23 GMT

I was on assignment in Manchester, New Hampshire covering politics, but I had puppies on my mind. My husband and I were in the market for a golden retriever, and I had reached out to a handful of rescue organizations to adopt one. Then one day in February 2016, as I was working on a script, a text message came through.

Once-conjoined twins' new life apart
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:31:28 GMT

Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway.

The week in 24 photos
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:23:42 GMT

Take a look at 23 photos of the week from June 16 through June 22.

Road rage incident caught on camera
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:26:06 GMT

A road rage wreck caught on camera shows an altercation with a motorcycle and a car that resulted in a SUV flipping on the highway.

The best gadgets for your next trip
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:40:19 GMT

Must-have gadgets for business travelers
published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:17:11 GMT

Coolest hotel bars when you're on the road
published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:26:34 GMT

Which Visa, MasterCard, Amex is right for you?
published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:47:44 GMT

Lounges that strive to provide comfort
published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:42:12 GMT

Senate bill abandons tens of millions of Americans
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:38:48 GMT

Priyanka Chopra: This is how you fight rape stigma
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:46:36 GMT

Begala: 'Dump Pelosi' plays right into GOP's hands
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:02:17 GMT

Behind Trump's 'poor person' comment
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:44:00 GMT

When he ran for president, one of the many things that made Donald Trump stand apart from other politicians was the way he turned the implied into the literal.

America is no longer the world's bubble wrap
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:36:51 GMT

It's been a blistering week in London, with little shade from the sun or the news.

Crush your debt by refinancing to a 15 year fixed loan

5 coping tips for adult asthma

Debt escape plan: Pay no interest until 2019

Defiant Pelosi says she's not going anywhere
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:23:18 GMT

A defiant Nancy Pelosi made it clear she's not going anywhere, brushing off critics from her own party saying "I think I'm worth the trouble."

Gowdy decries leaks out of Coats meeting with House intelligence
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:09:45 GMT

Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday warned his fellow lawmakers about leaking information from closed briefings.

Rapper gets political: Fake news and Trump's most powerful weapon
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:23:14 GMT

As the fate of President Donald Trump's travel ban hangs in the balance, Wyclef Jean is sending an empowering message to immigrants and refugees: America wouldn't be great without you.

Trump's plan for 5-year welfare ban for immigrants is already law
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:57:25 GMT

President Donald Trump proposed Wednesday night reforming the welfare system by putting into law a statute that has been the law of the land since 1996.

Shop brews opportunity for people with disabilities
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:33:02 GMT

'The Beguiled' serves up old-fashioned charms
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:32:04 GMT

"The Beguiled" has a throwback feel that goes beyond its debt to the creepy 1971 film starring Clint Eastwood. Writer-director Sofia Coppola has produced a small-scale movie that exalts old-fashioned movie-making qualities, yielding a refreshingly understated alternative to a sea of summer blockbusters.

Two documentaries worth your time this weekend
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:33:52 GMT

Does French Montana still watch the Kardashians?
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:21:07 GMT

French Montana has a lot to be excited about these days. His single "Unforgettable" with Swae Lee went platinum this week and his mission to provide better health care for the people of Uganda has inspired other celebrities to pitch in.

6 reasons to watch the BET Awards
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:30:42 GMT

The biggest stars in sports, film and music will descend on Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American and other minority entertainers.

'Glee' star Charice Pempengco is now Jake Zyrus
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:51:11 GMT

Four years after coming out, Charice Pempengco has changed her name to Jake Zyrus.

Our best beach reads for summer
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:24:43 GMT

'Harry Potter' guide to Edinburgh
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:51:37 GMT

Where to see the solar eclipse
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:43:13 GMT

How Bourdain ate at the end of the world

Dr. Gupta: Meet the man who inspires me
published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:46:13 GMT

The science behind lifesaving dogs
published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:32:18 GMT

US child hunger is worse than you think
published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:48:38 GMT


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China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:36:23 GMT

A frantic rescue operation is under way after about 40 homes were destroyed in Sichuan province.

White House: Qatar Gulf row is a 'family issue'
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:34:57 GMT

US spokesman Sean Spicer says Qatar, Saudi Arabia and others should "work crisis out themselves".

Colombia conflict: ELN rebels free Dutch journalists
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:55:39 GMT

Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender are released after a day of conflicting reports about their fate.

Venezuelan dad makes plea to president
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:53:15 GMT

David Vallenilla's son was shot dead by military police during a protest earlier in the week.

Saudis 'foil suicide attack' on Mecca's Grand Mosque
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:50:20 GMT

Officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the house he was in.

Turkish water park: Children and adults electrocuted
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:38:26 GMT

Three children, and two adults who tried to rescue them, die at a water park in north-west Turkey.

Brexit: EU leaders says UK offer could 'worsen situation'
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:24:59 GMT

Donald Tusk says offer to EU nationals could "worsen the situation" as Mrs May defends her plan.

Trump casts doubt on Russia investigator Mueller
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:06:01 GMT

The president questions the neutrality of the man investigating alleged election interference.

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp apologises for Trump comment
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:56:42 GMT

The actor says his remarks were in "poor taste" and did not "come out as intended".

Canada community hit by suicide crisis
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:40:14 GMT

Wapekeka First Nation is calling for more mental health funding following three suicides.

Pakistan day of violence: Scores killed and injured
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:12:26 GMT

Violence at different ends of the country kill nearly 50 people and injure many more, officials say.

John Magufuli's pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:46:30 GMT

An online petition is set up after the president said mothers would be too distracted to go to school.

Many people feared buried in China landslide
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:18:43 GMT

More than 100 people are feared buried in a landslide in south-western China, state media report.

Tornado causes major spillage at Alabama liquor store
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:05:06 GMT

Tropical Storm Cindy tears through the southern United States creating extreme weather patterns and widespread damage, including this liquor store.

California 'road rage' results in motorway car crash
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:45:06 GMT

A car swerved dramatically after an altercation with a motorcyclist in California. Footage courtesy Chris Traber

'I saw Warmbier seized at NK airport'
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:13:24 GMT

The British roommate of Otto Warmbier saw his American friend being arrested - he never saw him again.

US woman, 66, is oldest to swim English Channel
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:25:59 GMT

Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, becomes the oldest woman to make the 21-mile swim across the English Channel.

Russian warships launch missiles at IS targets in Syria
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:31 GMT

Missiles are fired from the Mediterranean at Islamic State group targets in Syria.

Sheryl Sandberg: Tools like Facebook 'used for evil and good'
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:09:16 GMT

How Facebook's new initiative plans to tackle extremist and hate speech online.

Online concern over Chinese 'human embroidery' trend
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:54:49 GMT

Chinese media highlight an online trend that sees users stitching patterns through their skin.

RuPaul to get star on Hollywood walk of fame along with Snoop Dogg and Simon Cowell
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:45:33 GMT

The drag queen is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year along with Snoop Dogg and Simon Cowell.

Russians build three-car fidget spinner
published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:11:29 GMT

Motor enthusiasts attempt a motorised version of the cult toy, and very nearly succeed.

Britons held in Finland after going to Russia for beer
published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:45:58 GMT

Orienteering team can't resist the lure of cheap beer over the Finland-Russia border.

Parents in the dog house after 'Scooby Snacks' mix-up
published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:38:05 GMT

Dozens of horrified New Zealand parents accidentally feed their children treats meant for dogs.

A mother's love
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:29:25 GMT

Award-winning photographer Chris de Bode describes the desperation of people living in northern Cameroon.

'Poisonous theory'
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:57:34 GMT

The "controversial" theory is too complex for schoolchildren, an education official says.

Eid etiquette
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:26:24 GMT

A guide on how to deal with "uncomfortable questions" during family gatherings after Ramadan.

'They slaughtered us'
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:01:22 GMT

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse is one of the first reporters to reach the de-facto IS capital Raqqa.

'Macronmania'?
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:09:01 GMT

The French president makes his debut in Brussels, but it will take him more than smiles to succeed.


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The most important inventions to come from each state, in one map
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:49:57 GMT

The state that invented the surfboard won’t surprise you. But the state that invented the cellphone might.

The Margin: Donald Trump may finally have gone too far
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:38:12 GMT

To almost half of America, Trump apparently can do no wrong. But tolerance has its limits, and the president’s latest offense is pushing them.

Move over, London and Paris — these unlikely foreign locales have seen spiking tourism interest this summer
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:17:22 GMT

This year, more tourists are looking beyond London and Paris.

The Wall Street Journal: Hundreds of high-rise homes in London evacuated over fire risk fears
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:07:16 GMT

Some 800 households are being moved from five residential towers in north London, a local authority says, after the buildings fail to pass fire safety checks prompted by last week’s lethal blaze in a public housing high-rise.

Bitcoin makes up nearly half of the $100 billion cryptocurrency market cap. What’s the rest?
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:00:06 GMT

Bitcoin makes up nearly half of the $100 billion cryptocurrency market cap. So what makes up the rest? Here’s a chart breaking it down.

The 2017 NBA Draft garnered 11% more social engagement than last year
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:47:17 GMT

Although it’s too early to tell where the 2017 class will land among previous groups, Thursday night’s draft was certainly more talked about.

Bond Report: 30-year Treasury yield hovers near 7-month low
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:14:53 GMT

Treasury yields see a mixed finish as investors await more clues on inflation and what it might mean for the Fed’s rate path.

NewsWatch: Here is the richest person in each U.S. state
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:00:09 GMT

In California, Mark Zuckerberg surpassed last year’s wealthiest resident, Oracle Corp. co-founder Lawrence Ellison.

Earnings Outlook: Nike earnings: Cozying up to consumers in the face of competition from Adidas, Under Armour
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:55:23 GMT

Nike Inc. is expected to announce fourth-quarter earnings on June 29, just a couple of weeks after announcing a major reorganization that includes a 2% workforce reduction and a focus on enhancing its direct-to-consumer sales.

The Ratings Game: Bed Bath & Beyond’s low marketing spend could be hurting prospects with millennials
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:53:21 GMT

Bed Bath & Beyond says it can cut advertising because it has more than 1,500 stores, but analysts say that could be hurting its brand

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‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:05:36 -0400

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.


Suspect in Michigan airport stabbing attempted to buy gun before attack
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:36:50 -0400

Suspect in Michigan airport stabbing attempted to buy gun before attackThe man charged with stabbing an airport police officer in Michigan unsuccessfully attempted to purchase a gun before the attack, which is being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials said on Thursday. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Quebec, Canada, has been charged in federal court with violence at an international airport for stabbing Jeff Neville, an officer at the Bishop International Airport in Flint, in the neck on Wednesday.


Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:49:22 -0400

Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdownDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Al-Jazeera official on Friday denounced demands to shut down the network by countries involved in a dispute with its host nation Qatar as an attempt to suppress free expression.


FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:47:38 -0400

FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for RobocallsA Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.


Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:03:54 -0400

Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrestAn emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.


Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to China
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:24:24 -0400

Bumbling Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling Secrets to ChinaA prestigious Chinese think tank provided cover for the intelligence operation that ensnared Kevin Mallory.


GOP health care bill explained
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:53:45 -0400

GOP health care bill explainedYahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga explains what you need to know about the health care bill released by Senate Republicans aiming to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.


British Schoolboys Wear Skirts During Heatwave in Uniform Protest
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:54:32 -0400

British Schoolboys Wear Skirts During Heatwave in Uniform ProtestA group of teenage boys in England wore skirts to school during sweltering heat in defiance of their school's shorts ban.


Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aide
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:12:45 -0400

Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aideMayuko Toyota, a 42-year-old Harvard graduate and up-and-coming member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), can be heard screaming at the unnamed aide, saying he should die as she mocked his thinning hair. "Don't damage my reputation anymore," Toyota screams, apparently in response to a mistake she claims the man had made. Major Japanese media, including public broadcaster NHK, named Toyota as the woman heard on the tape.


Paul Ryan: It’s ‘premature’ to say whether House would pass Senate health care bill
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:43:52 -0400

Paul Ryan: It’s ‘premature’ to say whether House would pass Senate health care billHouse Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declined to say Thursday whether the House would take up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health care bill if the Republican leader manages to push it through the Senate. “They’re just beginning their process,” Ryan said, adding he believes it will be a “lengthy” one. McConnell declared on the Senate floor Thursday that he believes the Senate could pass the sweeping legislation as soon as next week.


Cosby Juror Surprised Case Ended in Mistrial, Thought Shamed Comic Would be Acquitted
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:05:00 -0400

Cosby Juror Surprised Case Ended in Mistrial, Thought Shamed Comic Would be AcquittedThe alternate juror also said he found it "confusing" that Cosby's wife was not present for the majority of the trial.


Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposals
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:49:50 -0400

Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposalsThe survey of 3,930 U.S. adults, including 1,269 gun owners, in March and April, provided a snapshot of American views on guns and gun policies as the nation grapples with gun violence. Some advocates called for a renewed push for gun control measures, as the Republican-controlled Congress has sought to relax existing gun laws.


Russia debacle destroys the last rationale for Trump, the myth of the genius CEO
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:02 -0400

Russia debacle destroys the last rationale for Trump, the myth of the genius CEOThere’s nothing wrong with the notion of a CEO president. But what the revelations around Russia prove is that Trump doesn’t actually run things well.


24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:59:33 -0400

24 Sweet and Spooky Halloween Desserts


2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:18:55 -0400

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good conditionCINCINNATI (AP) — A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway and overturned Friday during preparations for an Ohio air show, injuring the pilot and causing a performance to be canceled.


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leads Off-Camera White House Briefing
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:41:41 -0400

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leads Off-Camera White House BriefingWill she take Spicer's job?


US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate science
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:57:00 -0400

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate scienceThe American Meteorological Society has told Rick Perry he lacks a ‘fundamental understanding’ of science after the US Energy Secretary claimed carbon dioxide was not a primary cause of climate change. The former governor of Texas told CNBC TV that “the most likely the primary control knob [for climate change] is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in”, rather than greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. Becoming the latest of Donald Trump’s administration to dispute established science without any attempt at reasoned argument, Mr Perry also said it was “quite all right” to be a sceptic about climate change, suggesting the trait was one held by any “wise, intellectually engaged person”.


China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:10:56 -0400

China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: reportPresident Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists. Although widely expected, officials have not so far said whether Xi will make the trip, his first to Hong Kong since becoming president in 2013. The South China Morning Post reported for the first time Friday that Xi's visit had been "confirmed", citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the visit.


Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:48:31 -0400

Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collisionTOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven American sailors.


Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati cop
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:12:32 -0400

Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati copFor the second time, a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. Officer Ray Tensing shot once, hitting 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in the head after stopping him for a missing front license plate on his car in July 2015, a body camera worn by Tensing showed. A mistrial was declared last November after jurors could not agree on a verdict.


State Department to Scrap Afghanistan-Pakistan Envoy
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:24:40 -0400

State Department to Scrap Afghanistan-Pakistan EnvoyThe administration aims to streamline diplomatic outreach to South Asia just as it ramps up the military presence there.


Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other Planets
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:25:00 -0400

Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other PlanetsHumanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a beam of light, famed physicist Stephen Hawking says. The human imagination has led us to peer ever deeper into the universe with scientific tools, Hawking said. The answer is, no," Hawking said in his address.


Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:38 -0400

Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BSHere’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS Combination of brands could be successful but is unlikely to ever occur On Wednesday we posted a story about rumors that Harley-Davidson may be interested in purchasing Italian brand Ducati , the latter being the


Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's death
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:57:34 -0400

Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's deathSTERLING, Va. (AP) — Whether a mourner in a black robe at a mosque or a soccer mom in a T-shirt and shorts at a community vigil, reaction to 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen's death carried a common refrain: That could have been my daughter.


Bernie Sanders Wife Facing Bank Fraud Charges
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:43:19 -0400

Bernie Sanders Wife Facing Bank Fraud ChargesJane Sanders, the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has hired a lawyer to represent her in the bank fraud case that she faces from the time she was the president of Burlington College.


News outlets 'banned from filming' Jared Kushner during visit to Israel
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:28:38 -0400

News outlets 'banned from filming' Jared Kushner during visit to IsraelJournalists were ordered not to photograph Jared Kushner while he is in Israel on a quick visit trying to broker a peace deal for father-in-law Donald Trump. It is unclear at this time who gave the order, but reports indicate that an Associated Press cameraman was prevented from filming Mr Kushner's arrival at the office of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. Another cameraman was told to delete the memory card in his camera, which reportedly contained images of Mr Kushner's arrival and from Mr Netanyahu's office.


The 9 funniest lines from a coal kingpin's lawsuit against John Oliver
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:41:28 -0400

The 9 funniest lines from a coal kingpin's lawsuit against John OliverJohn Oliver is facing the legal wrath of a lawsuit-happy coal baron after a brutal segment in which the host tore into the American coal industry. The document accuses Oliver of a "ruthless character assassination" of Robert Murray, CEO of the nation's largest coal mining operation, Murray Energy. SEE ALSO: Coal company sues John Oliver for being John Oliver It didn't exactly come as a surprise; in fact, Oliver more or less dared the notoriously litigious coal boss by mocking an earlier cease-and-desist letter from his company on the show. And at least one first amendment lawyer has said Murray doesn't have much of a leg to stand on. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the absurd spectacle of the legal team for the man Oliver described as a "geriatric Dr. Evil" trying to out-bombast the HBO comedian's signature hyperbolic wit in dry legalese. Here are some of the lawsuit's best moments: Murray's giant squirrel tormenter "Defendants continued their ruthless character assassination and attack on Plaintiffs’ business reputations by describing Mr. Murray as someone who 'looks like a geriatric Dr. Evil' and arranging for a staff member to dress up in a squirrel costume and deliver the message 'Eat Shit, Bob!” to Mr. Murray.'" This is one of the lawsuit's several references to a staffer dressed as a giant squirrel whom Oliver brought out to insult Murray. The stunt was a reference to some apocryphal company lore about a squirrel urging Murray into the coal business — it's a long story. Suffice to say, Mr. Nutterbutter seems to have really gotten under Murray's skin. BTW Murray didn't actually talk to a squirrel, OK? "Specifically, in reference to an absurd story that Mr. Murray claimed a squirrel had told him he should operate his own mines, Defendant Oliver stated 'You know what, I actually believe him on that one.'" At least everyone's in agreement that Murray didn't actually consult a squirrel about his business decisions. Maybe there's hope for an amicable resolution yet! Oliver endorses Mr. Nutterbutter's vulgar harassment "If that were not enough, after the live taping, Defendant Oliver exclaimed to the audience that having someone in a squirrel costume tell Mr. Murray to 'Eat Shit' was a 'dream come true.'" On second thought, he's got a point. Have you no decency, Mr. Nutterbutter? Good faith efforts "Even worse, toward the end of the broadcast, Defendant Oliver confirmed that Defendants intentionally expanded their attack against Mr. Murray and the Plaintiffs as retaliation for Plaintiffs' good faith efforts to ensure the accuracy of the broadcast. Defendant Oliver stated "Bob Murray, I didn't really plan for so much of this piece to be about you, but you kind of forced my hand on that one." Murray's lawyers seem to be working under a loose definition of "good faith efforts" that encompasses cease-and-desist letters. Neither ceasing nor desisting "Intentionally and in obvious retaliation for this humanitarian request, Defendant Oliver boldly announced '[a]s we have been explicitly told to cease and desist, let us do neither of those things, and let's talk about Bob Murray.'" How many lawsuits are able to claim that a defendant explicitly announced their intention to ignore them on national television?  Clinton conspiracy "[HBO parent Time Warner] is widely reported as a top ten donor of Hillary Clinton, as tracked by the Center for Responsive Politics at OpenSecrets.org. As a presidential candidate, Mrs. Clinton's agenda was to 'put a lotta coal miners and coal companies outta business.'" Murray's lawyers have connected the dots. This one goes all the way to the top. Anti-Trump agenda  "[The defendant's statements] advance their biases against the coal industry and theirdisdain for the coal-related policies of the Trump Administration." What's a controversy these days without a Donald Trump cameo? Oliver's job description "Instead, presumably to boost ratings, line their pockets with profits and advance the show’s anti-coal agenda..." The first two items are, after all, Oliver's job. As for the third, it seems pretty fair to say he's not a huge fan of the industry's practices. Public shame and disgrace "The Defamatory Statements are defamatory per se in that, on their face, they reflect upon Plaintiffs' reputation and character in a manner that: injured Plaintiffs' reputation and subject Plaintiffs to public hatred, ridicule, shame, or disgrace." This would actually make a good blurb for Oliver's show. WATCH: John Oliver proves Trump's scandals are way worse than Clinton's with raisins


What You Learn After Driving the R8 Spyder
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:51:33 -0400

What You Learn After Driving the R8 SpyderSometimes, top down is better


'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:04:49 -0400

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prisonWASHINGTON (AP) — An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.


Inside Marvel: How the Darth Vader comic series fit into the greater Star Wars universe
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:46:05 -0400

Inside Marvel: How the Darth Vader comic series fit into the greater Star Wars universeMarvel's Darth Vader writers Charles Soule and Kieron Gillen discuss working with the LucasFilm story group.


China’s border with North Korea
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:07:35 -0400

China’s border with North KoreaChina has long been North Korea’s main ally and trading partner, but relations are increasingly strained by continued missile testing and provocations by the regime of Kim Jong Un. At least three-quarters of trade between the two nations flows through points along its 880-mile-long shared border, a divide that reveals stark contrasts in development.


Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case: media
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:41:19 -0400

Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 mln euros in Spanish tax fraud case: mediaReal Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain's tax authorities 14.7 million euros ($16.39 million) - the amount he has been accused of defrauding by a prosecutor - ahead of a court hearing next month, Spanish state TV said on Wednesday. The report added Rolando will reiterate at a hearing on July 31 that he is innocent and has never hidden any income from the taxman or committed any tax fraud in Spain. Representatives for Ronaldo declined to comment.


5 Things to Consider When Deciding to Retire
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:31:32 -0400

5 Things to Consider When Deciding to RetireWhile there is not necessarily an easy answer to the question, fully understanding the opportunities and challenges faced in retirement is a critical first step in helping to decide to retire at 55, 65, or beyond. The first and probably the most critical step in determining when to retire is to estimate how much income you will need, and how much income you will have in retirement. Take a look at potential retirement income sources including Social Security benefits.


Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: Macron
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:01:41 -0400

Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: MacronFrance no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday, making the policy official for the first time. The new French leader said instead that fighting jihadists such as the Islamic State group had to be the international community's number one goal in a conflict that grew out of protests against the Syrian president in 2011 but has since become increasingly complex and multifaceted. "The real change I've made on this question, is that I haven't said the deposing of Bashar al-Assad is a prerequisite for everything," Macron said in an interview with several European newspapers, including Britain's Guardian, Spain's El Pais and Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung.


Donald Trump says he is willing to negotiate with Republican senators to pass controversial healthcare bill
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:16:00 -0400

Donald Trump says he is willing to negotiate with Republican senators to pass controversial healthcare billDonald Trump has signalled that he is willing to work with four Republican senators who have said they’re “not ready to vote” for the Senate’s Obamacare repeal and replacement bill. Hours after the measure was unveiled to Congress, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement that they were not ready to vote in favour of the legislation. Mr Trump acknowledged in an interview with Fox News that a lack of support from the four Republicans leaves the party's overhaul of former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy on a “very, very narrow path” to victory.


Conrad Roy III's Mother Sympathizes With Michelle Carter's Family
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:58:23 -0400

Conrad Roy III's Mother Sympathizes With Michelle Carter's FamilyRoy's girlfriend Michelle Carter was convicted Friday after she wasfound guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend.


Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dog
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:47:44 -0400

Man invents tsunami sensor, internet obsesses over his dogThis pensive dog upstaged his owner and wasn't even aware of it. SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Inventor Jerry Paros posed for a photograph for an article in the publication Nature about his invention — an ultra precise quartz sensor that could contribute to an early-warning system designed to detect shifts in the sea floor that cause tsunamis. Tsunamis are caused primarily by earthquakes that occur in the seafloor, since rapid shifts in elevation can generate waves that cross oceans in a matter of several hours. In 2011, a massive tsunami hit northern Japan following a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast, resulting in the meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukashima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The article and the photograph were shared on Nature's Twitter page.  Meet the man hoping to transform the way we gather data from the seafloor to detect the next big earthquake: https://t.co/GmICfBMSDR pic.twitter.com/zvRlwpyADX — Nature News&Comment (@NatureNews) June 21, 2017 While many found the article interesting, most people were busy obsessing over Paros' photobombing canine companion. Yeah that's interesting and all but can we talk about the DOG ON THE DESK! — Weird Science News (@GCweirdscience) June 22, 2017 the dog looks philosophical. the dog must think about how to save this world from natural disasters. great dog. — SaveSouthKorea (@SaveSouthKorea) June 21, 2017 PLEASE PROVIDE DOG NAME. And, is he a good boy? — Bepps, The (@l_____88_____l) June 21, 2017 Wow look at the picture on the desk! pic.twitter.com/GS8cIHYvRx — Sojiro (@The_clark_Side) June 21, 2017 pic.twitter.com/f37p3lsdUt — Jon (@jonheheman) June 21, 2017 No doubt @Paroscientific #earthquake research important. But am mostly obsessed by doggo looking out the window in the pic #dogsoftwitter https://t.co/i3DJAU6D5F — Amanda Cronkhite (@abcronkhite) June 21, 2017 Please can we talk about this man's dog — Stefan (@StefanRautnbach) June 21, 2017 Ok but interview that dog. — Ashley (@ashcech) June 21, 2017 Not one word in this article about the man's dog.  — ♥️ (@LoveRunandPray) June 21, 2017 Dog is studying squirrels behavior and how subtle changes in behavior predict seismic activity. — Luminous Numinous (@LuminousNumino1) June 22, 2017 Twitter has spoken. We need to know more about that doggo. (H/T Twitter Moments) WATCH: This drone will play with your dog


Man walks free after federal judge tosses murder conviction
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:50:52 -0400

Man walks free after federal judge tosses murder convictionNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Set free after 36 years in prison for a murder conviction that took decades to unravel, John Floyd donned a black T-shirt bearing the word "justice" Thursday before leaving the courthouse where a federal judge formally signed off on his release.


Everything We Know About the New Bronco and Ranger
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:08:49 -0400

Everything We Know About the New Bronco and RangerFord promises a new small pickup truck and a return of the legendary Bronco name. Here's what to expect.


Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:13:42 -0400

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with IranBy William Maclean, Rania El Gamal and Tom Finn DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have sent a 13-point list of demands apparently aimed at dismantling their tiny but wealthy neighbor's two-decade-old interventionist foreign policy which has incensed them. A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry and delivered to Kuwait, but added that the demands were not reasonable or actionable.


New photos show us what the final Model 3 design will probably look like
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:18 -0400

New photos show us what the final Model 3 design will probably look like

Tesla's final Model 3 unveiling is set to take place next month, but an enterprising Redditor happened to spot a Model 3 charging at a Supercharger station in California and managed to take the most detailed and instructive photos we've seen yet. Whereas most of the Model 3 photos we've seen in recent weeks have been taken of a Model 3 in motion, the most recent crop of Model 3 photos were carefully taken while the car was sitting still. What's more, the Tesla employee driving the car reportedly told the Redditor that the Model 3 design is "pretty much" final at this point. While this is admittedly a second-hand blurb, it stands to reason that this is indeed accurate given that July is right around the corner.

So without further ado, featured below are a series of photos which provide us with our crispest look yet at what the shipping version of the Model 3 is actually going to look like.

The front-on view is essentially similar to what we've seen from the beginning, with the Model 3 below in the center and flanked by two Model S vehicles.

And now a side view for good measure.

A shot of the Model 3 from the rear.

A close-up shot of the interior gives us our first solid look at what the final steering wheel design may look like. Alas, this is a far cry from the spaceship style design Elon Musk promised on Twitter many months back.

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Moving along, this shot of the interior showcases an elegant wood trim, in line with other Model 3 spy shots we've seen over the past few weeks. Note that the display on the Model 3 is 15-inches and a tad smaller than the display that comes standard on both the Model S and the Model X.

Not much too see here, just a Model 3 getting some juice.

And last but not least, pictured below is a Model 3 with a decidedly unorthodox rims.

Pictures aside, we also have a pretty firm grasp on what type of specs the Model 3 will bring to the table. According to an official product sheet from Tesla that was released not too long ago, the entry level Model 3 will have a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds and a minimum range of 215 miles on a single charge.


The Most (and Least) Satisfying Tire Retailers
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:59:49 -0400

The Most (and Least) Satisfying Tire RetailersConsumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. You can buy car tires at a wide range of vendors, from big-box stores to web-based businesses. And while the tires thems...


Luisa Ortega: Venezuelan prosecutor defying president
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:34:11 -0400

Luisa Ortega: Venezuelan prosecutor defying presidentHer enemies have branded her insane, but those close to Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega say her defiance of the government over the country's deadly political crisis is pure courage. A longtime sympathizer of the socialist movement that brought President Nicolas Maduro to power, Ortega, 59, says her relatives have received threats in recent weeks since she has emerged as the biggest challenge to his authority. In return, Maduro's allies have set the machinery of the state judiciary in motion against her.


If Donald Trump can't handle media scrutiny he should get another job
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:43:00 -0400

If Donald Trump can't handle media scrutiny he should get another jobIn the great scale of things, it may not be the most awful thing that The Independent was asked to leave Karen Handel’s final election campaign event in Georgia. By itself, it may not matter when a journalist is told they cannot film the candidate “because of security”. A reporter from the liberal-leaning ThinkProgress said she was prevented from attending Handel’s final event after quizzing her about the the Republican’s healthcare bill.


Body Of Missing Texas Teen Found In Landfill
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:16:44 -0400

Body Of Missing Texas Teen Found In LandfillKaytlynn Cargill disappeared Monday while walking her dog near her family's apartment complex.


California man vists Disneyland 2,000 days in a row
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:13:46 -0400

California man vists Disneyland 2,000 days in a rowAs one of the world's largest entertainment companies, Disney is used to adoring fans but one man has topped them all, visiting its California theme park 2,000 days in a row. Jeff Reitz marked the milestone on Thursday, using his Disneyland Resort annual pass which had enabled his trek to the park on a daily basis since January 1, 2012. "What we mostly know about him is that he loves Disneyland," said John McClintock, a spokesman for the theme park.


Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:53:23 -0400

Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child's safe return, saying in an interview: "Give my daughter back."


33 Pasta Salads That Will Kill At Your Next Cookout
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:54:11 -0400

33 Pasta Salads That Will Kill At Your Next Cookout


Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap case
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:49:08 -0400

Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap caseA court has told the Israeli airline El Al that it can no longer ask women passengers to switch seats if ultra-Orthodox Jewish men object to sitting next to them, an Israeli advocacy group said on Thursday. A case for damages from the carrier was brought by 83-year-old Renee Rabinowitz, who was asked by a flight attendant, after boarding a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv in 2015, if she would agree to move. The airline has said it tries to accommodate ultra-Orthodox men, who cite religious beliefs in seeking to avoid close proximity to women other than their wives, but never pressures female passengers to accede to a seat swap request.



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When Pot Is Legal, Traffic Stops Go Down
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:14:18 GMT

When marijuana is legalized, motorists are stopped less often by the police. But whites are still stopped less often than minorities.

Fifth GOP Senator Comes Out Against Health Care Bill
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:21:00 GMT

Mitch McConnell intends to put his health care bill up for a full Senate vote next week but now five Republicans have come out against it in the current form.

Ray Tensing Trial: Mistrial Declared for a Second Time
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:50:00 GMT

A judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a University of Cincinnati police officer charged with the 2015 shooting of an unarmed black driver.

U.S. Military's Vital 'Doomsday Planes' Damaged in Tornado
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:04:00 GMT

Two of the U.S. Military's E-4B planes — commonly called the "Doomsday Plane" — were damaged and knocked out of service recently in a tornado at Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska, according to two U.S. military officials.

What Happens to People on Obamacare if a New Health Care Bill Passes?
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:58:55 GMT

Lawmakers are debating the future of health care.

Trump AWOL on Stopping Next Russian Election Hack
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:35:00 GMT

Despite warnings, the Trump administration has done little to stop the next Russian hack, according to intelligence officials, experts and state officials.

Thunderbirds Jet Flips Over on Landing in Ohio
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:28:00 GMT

A Thunderbirds F-16 jet ran off a runway and flipped over upon landing in Ohio, as the team practiced for an air show. There were no life-threatening injuries.

WH Response to Committee on 'Tapes': Read Trump's Tweets
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:00:00 GMT

The White House on Friday responded to a House intelligence committee's requests about recordings by repeating Trump's tweets that he made no tapes.

This Loophole Fails to Protect Rape Victims in N. Carolina
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:29:00 GMT

The longstanding legal loophole — the only of its kind in the nation — could be revoked if state lawmakers pass a bill before the legislative session wraps up.

Why Medical Groups Hate the GOP Health Care Plans
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:54:00 GMT

Mainstream medical groups, from oncologists to pediatricians, are united in their opposition to the Republican health care plan.

Poll: More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMT

By large margin, Americans are more likely to believe the former FBI Director than President Trump on differing accounts of events that led to Comey's firing.

Abortion Debate Roils Final Health Care Push
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:54:00 GMT

The Senate health care bill contains sweeping new restrictions on abortion and defunds Planned Parenthood, setting up a fight that could imperil its passage.

Senate to Probe Lynch's Conduct During Clinton Email Investigation
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:22:00 GMT

A bipartisan group of senators on Friday requested more information from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and others.

Jury Finds Former Vanderbilt Football Player Guilty of Rape
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:32:00 GMT

A jury on Friday convicted former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks of rape. He was charged along with three teammates in a 2013 gang rape.

Why Flying Cars Still Haven't Gotten Off the Ground
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:40:13 GMT

If ever there was a symbol of a futuristic utopia, the flying car would be it. And while many have attempted to create one, we're still stuck driving around on the ground. Why hasn't the flying car come to fruition yet?

They Fled North Korea for a London Suburb, but Are Paying a Heavy Price
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:00 GMT

The London suburb of New Malden has become an improbable home to hundreds of North Korean defectors — earning it the nickname "Little Pyongyang."

The Surprising Perks of Being an Older Parent
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:58:00 GMT

A new study says older dads raise 'geekier' kids, plus five other perks of being an older parent.

They Survived a Gunshot, But the Emotional Toll Defines Them
published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:42:00 GMT

These are the overlapping stories of six gunshot survivors coping after firearm traumas suffered from Iraq to the streets of Chicago.

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The Incredible Shrinking White House Briefing
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We broke down Sean Spicer's statements from the first White House press briefing held after President Trump's first international trip. By SUSAN JOAN ARCHER and MARK SCHEFFLER. Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video ».
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Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response - The Hill
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Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response
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The Obama administration is under fresh scrutiny for its response to Russian meddling in the election after new details emerged this week about how the White House weighed its actions against the 2016 political environment. Then-President Obama was too ...
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White House responds to Comey tape inquiry with Trump tweet
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Washington (CNN) The White House is letting President Donald Trump's tweet Thursday -- asserting that he had not taped former FBI Director James Comey -- stand as the President's official statement. In a brief, two-paragraph letter to the leaders of ...
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The Latest: Evacuated London residents express anger, fear
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LONDON — The Latest on London's public housing tower fire on June 14 that has killed at least 79 people (all times local):. 10:10 p.m.. Residents of a public housing complex being evacuated in north London because of fire safety concerns say they are ...
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday. The Interior Ministry ...
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China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan
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More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 ...
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Businesses fear more fallout may follow California travel ban to Texas - Austin American-Statesman
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Thunderbird F-16 Military Jet Flips Over at Dayton, Ohio, Air Show Practice - NBCNews.com
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Thunderbird F-16 Military Jet Flips Over at Dayton, Ohio, Air Show Practice
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A fighter jet from the famed U.S. Air Force group the Thunderbirds ran off the runway after landing and flipped over at a Dayton airfield as the team practiced for an air show, officials said. The pilot suffered injuries that are not life-threatening ...
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Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe
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WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email ...

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The man looking to make the VA work

In a Washington stalled by partisan gridlock, Dr. David Shulkin may have a better shot at getting things done. A former Obama appointee picked by President Trump, he was confirmed by a Senate vote of 100-0.

China sees quantum leap in secure telecommunications technology

Will the citizens of the future connect through a ‘global quantum communication network?’ Time will tell, though China’s breakthrough in quantum satellite communication technology is a promising start. 

A Democrat shows how to win over Trump voters

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D) of Illinois, who works shifts alongside factory workers in her district, is poised to help her party learn from its 2016 loss – and potentially regain control of the House next year.

Canadian oil sands industry faces innovation or bust

With high costs of extraction and an exodus of large oil companies, the Canadian oil sands industry demands innovation to succeed. Can determined entrepreneurs find new, cheaper methods to keep up with the US shale industry? 

Unbreakable: China doubles down on quantum internet

China has set a new distance record for photon entanglement, the foundation for a communications network secured by the code to end all codes.

Terrorism in Britain: How do you build bridges when 'enough is enough'?

A string of deadly attacks, the latest on a mosque in London Sunday, has frustrated both Muslim and non-Muslim Brits. In between them stand community groups and faith leaders who are trying to foster dialogue.

'Be Free or Die' profiles former slave and US Congressman Robert Smalls

This neat piece of narrative history explores a remarkable life story that deserves a wider audience.

Atlanta voters head to polls for closely watched House seat special election

Georgia's 6th congressional district election Tuesday between long-time Republican official Karen Handel and rising Democrat Jon Ossoff could provide a litmus test of GOP strength and a sign of things to come in midterm elections.

'Secretive' health care bill construction is just standard procedure in Washington

While many look with disapproval on the Republican effort to use a cloak-and-dagger approach to sneak a health care bill through the Senate, a look at history reveals that this process is far from new.  

When prayer helps end conflicts

Religious leaders have achieved a truce between rebel groups in the Central African Republic through a ‘spiritually inspired’ method.

EU's first disagreement: Who should host newly displaced regulators?

The 27 remaining European Union states spar for the first time since the Brexit decision over where banking and medical regulators should be based after leaving London.

American student death prompts call for North Korea to release detainees

Though the details surrounding Otto Warmbier's death remain unclear, South Korean President Moon and President Trump condemned North Korea's human rights violations.

Heat waves expected to increase, says study: Can adaptation outpace climate changes?

What constitutes 'deadly heat,' and who might be affected by it the most? A new study explores these questions, while the lead author acknowledges the superior ability of developed countries to adapt to extreme weather. 

Kepler telescope discovers new batch of 'just right' planets that could foster life

NASA's planet-hunting telescope offers up even more evidence that Earth-like planets orbiting sun-like stars are 'not rare.'

The need for health

A Christian Science perspective: Spiritual understanding meets humanity’s need for health.

Local food popularity grows further – but what’s ‘local’?

What does it mean to shop local? For some, local remains a matter of geography. For others, it is about supporting their local economy or a more sustainable food system. And for still others, it is about knowing where their food comes from and how it is made.

What Philando Castile verdict says about path of police reform

Settlements may be provoking a form of private sector oversight on police departments – namely through the pressures liability insurers impose on the departments they’re covering.

With Amazon deal, retailing revolution aims at your dining table

A year ago, 28 percent of Millennials said they sometimes shop for groceries online. This year it's 43 percent. That doesn't spell the end of physical food stores, but times are changing.

Is America’s political atmosphere dangerously hot?

History suggests that the fiery rhetoric is not new. What’s different is Americans’ growing inability to see humanity in the opposition.

Global religious and indigenous leaders warn against deforestation

Representatives from around the world attended the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative in Oslo on June 19, calling for protections to forests for their cultural, environmental, and religious significance. 

After second US policy flip in as many years, Cubans ask, 'What's next?'

The tourism industry may be most immediately impacted by President Trump's executive order tightening restrictions on US travel and business in Cuba. But the policy may have consequences for internal politics as well, some analysts say.

Beyond Carter verdict: Helping teens battle suicidal thoughts

The Carter case highlights an aspect of suicidal thinking that deserves more understanding, many experts say: Namely, that there is often ambivalence involved.

Though Macron's party rolls up wins in France, a cautionary tale next door

The president's new party took a comfortable majority of the seats in the French Assembly Sunday. But Italy's Five Star Movement, which stormed the polls with similarly heady reformist verve, now shows that not all electoral revolutions are permanent.

New study shows ancients cats traveled the world with their human owners

In a groundbreaking study, researchers traced genetic signatures of cats – some 9,000 years old – back to the Middle East, with feline DNA resembling some modern-day breeds. 

US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin electoral redistricting case

In what will be one of the biggest cases of the upcoming Supreme Court term, the justices will rule on the constitutionality of 'manipulating electoral boundaries for an unfair political advantage.' 

Hollywood’s make-or-break season

The movie business is looking for more successes than it had last summer, as 'Wonder Woman' continues to perform well but new installments of the 'Cars' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchises experience their worst domestic opening weekends ever. Meanwhile, streaming services are encouraging some viewers to stay home. 

Google escalates their efforts against online terrorism

In wake of recent terrorist attacks worldwide, Google cracks down on a campaign to counter the use of their platform by extremists and hate groups. 

What's behind fewer African-American voters at the polls

By one measure, 14 percent fewer African-Americans than expected voted in Georgia's special election primary, with men being less likely than women to cast a ballot. The runoff between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel ends June 20.

Brexit negotiations with EU finally begin

Mediation in Britain's exit from the European Union officially gets under way as Brexit negotiators gather at EU headquarters in Brussels on June 19. First issue on the docket: building trust among nations.

What refugees might say of World Refugee Day

This year’s event on June 20 comes as aid groups rethink the approach to refugees – less as victims and more as participants in restoring their dignity.

London's latest attack targets worshippers near mosque, terrorist alert set at 'severe'

British Muslims were the victims of an attack on June 18 when a man drove a van into a crowd leaving evening prayers outside Finsbury Park mosque. 

'The Essex Serpent' pits nature against faith in a fabulous summer read

A Loch Ness-like monster last seen in the late 1600s rears its head again in this delightful novel set in the Victorian era.

Celebrating Fatherhood

A Christian Science perspective: The understanding of God as Father brings comfort and spiritual strength.

The courage of cause, the ease of effect

The Western world is undergoing a fundamental change in its economic structure. The jobs that once sustained the Western working class are disappearing and evolving into new forms, and too many Western workers are not keeping up.

Retooling the workforce

Retraining programs, many steering workers toward blue-collar jobs, flourish in Europe.  What can the US learn?

Terror response must go beyond policing social media, US Paris accord withdrawal can benefit climate change movement, only Qatar's action can mend relations, what’s the ‘real reason’ Arab countries cut Qatar ties?, how Trump may have influenced Saudi move

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Readers write: Budget reporting, golf changes, child's viewpoint

Letters to the editor for the June 19, 2017 weekly magazine.

How to govern under legal cloud? A one-word strategy emerges.

On Friday, President Trump appeared to confirm that he personally is under investigation. Clinton White House veterans share how they dealt with ongoing legal scrutiny.

An outdoorsman’s outreach to youths facing troubles at home

Ryan Kerrigan takes youths in Washington State rafting and rock climbing to teach life lessons – such as realizing one’s own worth and not giving up.


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Tech giants flash Russia their code blueprints in exchange for access
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:57:05 GMT

What could possibly go wrong?

Cisco, IBM, HP, McAfee and SAP are among plenty of western technology companies that have been showing their source code to Russian authorities in exchange for the right to sell their products in the country.…

Anthem to shell out $115m in largest-ever data theft settlement
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:09:25 GMT

Good day to be an attorney, or a Maserati salesman

Health insurer Anthem has today agreed to pay $115m to settle a class-action suit brought on by its 2015 cyber-theft of 78.8 million records.…

AES-256 crypto cracked in 50 secs using €200 of kit one metre away
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:58:08 GMT

Van Eck phreaking getting surprisingly cheap

Sideband attacks that monitor a computer's electromagnetic output to snaffle passwords are nothing new. They usually require direct access to the target system and a lot of expensive machinery – but no longer.…

FCC: LEO ISPs A-OK
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:11:05 GMT

OneWeb gets green light to pipe internet through 720 orbiting satellites

America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, has approved OneWeb's proposal to launch an ISP on the backs of 720 orbiting satellites.…

US Secretary of State: Я буду работать с Россией по вопросам кибербезопасности
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:08:11 GMT

Pish, hackers, smackers, says Rex Tillerson

Analysis US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed a willingness to work directly with Russia on cybersecurity and other issues.…

32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, core source code leak online
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:09:09 GMT

Finding exploitable bugs suddenly easier

Exclusive A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online.…

Not Apr 1: Google stops scanning your Gmail to sling targeted ads at you
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:53:52 GMT

Given the amount of data it already has on you, why bother?

Google has said it will no longer scan the content of Gmail messages to sell targeted adverts to users of the free service.…

Florida Man to be fined $1.25 per robocall... all 96 million of them
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:25:01 GMT

Record $120m penalty will be doled out by FCC for bonkers binge of junk dialing

America's comms regulator, the FCC, will fine a Florida Man $120m for flooding the country with nearly 100 million robocalls in three months.…

Virgin Media router security flap follows weak password expose
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:34:08 GMT

You're not using the password from the sticker, are you?

Virgin Media has urged 800,000 customers to change their passwords to guard against possible hacking attack.…

ZX Spectrum reboot firm gets 52k court costs order quashed
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:03:12 GMT

Up and down goes the Retro Computers Ltd litigation yoyo

The £52,000 costs order granted against troubled ZX Spectrum reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd has been set aside by the Senior Courts Costs Office, a branch of the High Court, as the wrangle between RCL and two former directors rumbles on.…

Google to remove private medical data from search results
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:22:01 GMT

As DeepMind slurps up more more patient data for Streams

Google has decided to wipe people’s medical records from its search results - just as its AI branch DeepMind extends its grips on UK patients’ medical records.…

ICO fines 'Wolf of Wall Street' electrical survey biz for nuisance calls
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:02:19 GMT

That's a £50k penalty and another shaming for Kent-based MyHome Installations

Electrical survey provider MyHome Installations Ltd, which entered the hall of shame on the Beeb's Rogue Traders for pressure selling to pensioners, is facing a £50,000 fine for nuisance calls.…

Russian hackers selling login credentials of UK politicians, diplomats – report
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:31:10 GMT

They're oldies but could still spill the goodies, say experts

Russians hackers are trading the email addresses and passwords of top UK politicians and diplomats.…

IoT coverage for 95% of UK by 2019? We can't even do 4G, Sigfox
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:55:07 GMT

French firm and new pals WND announce, err, ambitious plans

French Internet of Things connectivity firm Sigfox says it is partnering with a hitherto unheard-of firm, WND-UK, to cover "95 per cent" of Blighty by 2019.…

Amazon squares up to Walmart over boycott calls: Talk sh!t, get hit
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:38:13 GMT

'Tactics like this are bad for business and customers'

The fight between Bezos' poster child and Walmart just got real – Amazon has officially called out the groceries juggernaut for petty schoolyard tactics.…

Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:20:05 GMT

Paltrow, we have a problem

Current and former NASA scientists have called bullshit on claims seen on alternative "wellness" wallet-relieving blab-blog Goop, run by former famous actress and current linens-for-rich-ladies slinger Gwyneth Paltrow.…

Hey blockheads, is an NVMe over fabrics array a SAN?
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:26:14 GMT

No, says Datrium, 'cos you can't share data. E8 sort of agrees

Analysis What is a SAN and is an NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeF) array a SAN or not? Datrium says not. E8 says... maybe.…

Tory-commissioned call centres 'might have bent data protection laws'
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:02:10 GMT

Party can expect a call from the Information Commissioner

The UK Conservative Party has been accused of pushing its message on potential voters in a way that may have breached data protection laws.…

Doormat junk: Takeaway menus, Farmfoods flyer, NHS data-sharing letter... wait, what?
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:35:08 GMT

Effort to notify patients falls flat – under pizza pamphlet

A Midlands NHS group has committed face-palm after face-palm in its efforts to inform residents about its patient data-sharing plans.…

Smart burglars will ride the surf of inter-connected hackability
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:02:07 GMT

Let’s invent a dustbin that throws itself away

Something for the Weekend, Sir? What the world needs now is an intelligent dustbin. It would be the pinnacle of achievement for the Internet of Things sector.…

Algorithmic pricing raises concerns for EU competition law enforcement
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:22:10 GMT

Illegal offline? It's illegal online

Analysis Algorithms used to track or adapt prices online raise competition concerns, according to a recent submission to the OECD by the European Union.…

Fasthosts' week to forget: 4-day virtual server summer bummer
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:13:52 GMT

VPS blinkenlights dim for some of the customers

Fasthosts hasn’t exactly draped itself in glory during this week of the summer solstice, what with the four day blackout of its virtual private server service and a partial eclipse of webmail.…

PC rebooted every time user flushed the toilet
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:32:07 GMT

Wiping out the problem needed a brush and a pump, but didn't make a stink

On-Call Welcome yet again to On-Call, The Register's weekly column in which we take readers' tales of odd jobs in odd places, tart them up and present them to you as a bit of light relief on a Friday.…

Red Hat dons hyperconverged headware
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:58:06 GMT

When is a server a hyper-server? When it bundles V12N, RHEL, Gluster and Ansible

Red Hat's having a crack at a hyperconverged software stack.…

Facebook gives itself mission to 'bring the world closer' by getting people off Facebook
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:58:12 GMT

Zuckerberg preaches connectivity gospel, sends faithful to do good works

Analysis Mark Zuckerberg's given Facebook a new mission statement: “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together", in the process rediscovering The Social Network™'s original purpose and exposing web utopianism as hopelessly optimistic.…

NASA? More like NASAI: Brainy robots 'crucial' to space exploration
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:01:12 GMT

Danger, Will Robinson!

Autonomous space robots are going to be key to making new discoveries and exploring the furthest reaches of our Solar System and beyond, according to NASA scientists.…

UK and Ecuador working on Assange escape mechanism
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:58:12 GMT

There's an opening and good will to use it, says Ecuadorian foreign minister

Ecuador's foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says the country is working with the UK to find a way for Julian Assange to leave its embassy.…

Amazon adds Hyper-V file support to its storage gateway
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:58:07 GMT

As Azure Stack's launch approaches, AWS bolsters its hybrid storage story

Amazon Web Services dominates the public cloud, but its hybrid cloud story is currently weak.…

Qualcomm's server silicon has a cloud customer: Packet
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:58:08 GMT

Rival ARM-wrestling cloud Scaleway has added 64-core Caviums

Qualcomm looks to have a customer for the Centriq 2400 , the 48-core CPU it's aiming at the server market: the minor cloud player Packet has signed up “to introduce” the architecture to its customers.…

Vblock tags in Vxblock: Move is a 'simplification' for punters
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:59:09 GMT

We drill into Cisco-Dell-EMC mini-shakeup

Dell EMC's converged infrastructure portfolio is changing. The Vblock – with its Cisco Nexus 1000v switch – is going away, while VxBlocks – with software-defined networking – are taking over.…

Apple, LG, Huawei, ZTE, HTC accused of pilfering 'find my phone' tech
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:15:14 GMT

Military comms developer says Android and iOS are trampling its patents

A software company that makes tracking tools for military and 911 crews says some of the biggest mobile phone makers on the planet are stealing its technology for their own security tools.…

Latest Windows 10 Insider build pulls the trigger on crappy SMB1
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:21:05 GMT

Redmond adds UI tweaks, more emojis and Edge enticements

Microsoft has released the newest build of Windows 10 Insider, version 16226, to developers on its fast-track release list.…

WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:12:30 GMT

Brutal Kangaroo jumps network breaks, according to leaked classified info

WikiLeaks has published online more top-secret documents it has obtained from the CIA describing the agency's hacking tools. This time the dossier details software codenamed Brutal Kangaroo that agents can use to infect targets' air-gapped computers with malware.…

Let's go live to the 3rd circle of Hell – and see what Comcast and Charter are screwing up
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:52:51 GMT

Allegations of digging up rivals' cables, breaking promises

A Texas telco says Comcast sabotaged its cable network after it refused a buyout offer.…

Breaking news, literally: Newspaper's quakebot rumbled for fake story
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:16:03 GMT

Software glitch led to algorithm emitting 90-year-old info

A Los Angeles Times article-writing bot sent shockwaves through the internet Wednesday – by falsely reporting a hefty 6.8M earthquake had hit Santa Barbara county, California.…

Waymo: We've got a hot smoking gun in Uber 'tech theft' brouhaha
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:01:47 GMT

As taxi app maker staff demand T-Bone Kalanick is restored to the throne

Waymo has proof Uber execs knew their star engineer Anthony Levandowski was in possession of designs stolen from Waymo well before Uber acquired Levandowski's self-driving vehicle startup.…

Lordy! Trump admits there are no tapes of his chats with Comey
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:38:28 GMT

Strangely lucid and lawyerly statement from Tweeter-in-Chief

President Trump has, in a tweet-burst today, backtracked on his earlier menacing claim that he may have secretly recorded his meetings with then-FBI boss James Comey.…

Genoans flout terror ban with bumper basil hand baggage policy
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:32:07 GMT

Sauce on a plane

Heightened security at airports clearly doesn't apply to all liquids, at least not in Italy. An airport in Genoa is now allowing flyers to travel with jars of the local speciality sauce – pesto.…

Microsoft PatchGuard flaw could let hackers plant rootkits on x64 Windows 10 boxen
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:02:08 GMT

Redmond shrugs, says PC would already need to be thoroughly pwned

Flaws in Microsoft PatchGuard create a means for hackers to plant rootkits on Windows 10, 64-bit OS devices.…

Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:28:12 GMT

He'd have been aiming higher than the top of London's Shard to hit his mark

A Canadian sniper has reportedly shot dead an Islamic State terrorist from the astonishing distance of 3,450 metres – more than two miles away.…

Two Brits nabbed in connection with global plot to hack Microsoft network
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:19:19 GMT

Organised crime coppers cuff young men

Detectives have arrested two men in the UK this morning in connection with an international "conspiracy" to break into the Microsoft network.…

Hybrid storage newbie: It's storage Jim, but not as you know it
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:44:09 GMT

Data on flash or disk? Er, it's complicated, says Reduxio

Reduxio, the startup that stories data in unique indexed, tagged and timestamped chunks, has introduced v3.0 software with unified primary and secondary storage.…

Gov.UK pops open tin of AI and robotics research cash
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:22:27 GMT

Government opens Industrial Strategy linked funding call

The UK government's long-promised Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is open for business.…

Flash-based and Dell-free: NetApp trots out SolidFire FlexPod
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:57:12 GMT

Flash? It's all flash, mate

NetApp has introduced an all-flash SolidFire-based FlexPod.…

UCL ransomware attack traced to malvertising campaign
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:27:10 GMT

Researchers finger trojan-slinging AdGholas group

Security researchers have suggested that the ransomware attack on University College London last week was spread through a "malvertising" campaign.…

Putting AI to work in finance? Think algorithms, ethics first
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:14:22 GMT

More speakers join MCubed Lineup

Events Ethics, algorithms and finance are all key areas for machine learning and AI, which is why we’re chuffed to announce three more excellent speakers who will be joining us at MCubed London in October.…

Research suggests UK consumers find 'fibre' advertising misleading
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:54:06 GMT

Alt-net providers call for ads to be reviewed

Adverts using the word "fibre" to describe services deployed over copper lines are leaving UK consumers baffled, according to research commissioned by alternative network providers.…

Fujitsu loses Dimes amid plans to save dollars
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:17:32 GMT

UK and Ireland boss nowhere to be seen

UK and Ireland boss of Fujitsu, Lucy Dimes, has gone on gardening leave just one year into the job, according to multiple well-placed sources.…

'No decision' on Raytheon GPS landing system aboard Brit aircraft carriers
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:04:10 GMT

We've already got one tried and tested system, huffs MoD

The Ministry of Defence has insisted it has made “no decision” to install the US Navy’s JPALS aircraft carrier landing system aboard HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers.…

Ailing Brit chip designer Imagination Technologies up for sale
published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:45:35 GMT

Clash with tech titan continues

Trouble struck British chip designer Imagination Technologies has confirmed it is for sale amid an ongoing dispute with Apple that has crushed its valuation on the London Stock Exchange.…


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published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:46:38 +0000
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'Looking for Leia' film shines light on Star Wars fangirls - CNET
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:46:38 +0000

Annelise Ophelian talks about her crowdfunded documentary, which asks women inspired by Star Wars about their love for a galaxy far, far away.

Tech investor accused of sexual harassment takes leave - CNET
published: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:16:47 +0000

Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of Silicon Valley VC firm Binary Capital, apologizes to those he hurt and "to the greater tech ecosystem."

Is Uber 2.0 now possible after CEO’s departure? - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:32:29 +0000

Uber may get a fresh start after Travis Kalanick's resignation this week. But any new CEO needs to own up to the company's past -- and watch out for the old one's continued involvement.

Tweeters riled by CEOs 'experiencing' homelessness via VR - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:01:10 +0000

Commentary: A video of business people donning VR headsets posted to Twitter by a homelessness charity in Australia makes many think of a painful dystopian future.

Instagram 'Favorites' list lets you control who sees your pics - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:23:12 +0000

Not everything on Instagram is worth sharing to the world.

Russians make a fidget spinner out of... cars? - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:54:06 +0000

This trend has officially gone too far.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 said to cost $900, launch in September - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:20:10 +0000

If rumors are true, the Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive Galaxy phone to date.

New Apple Store gets a MacBook roof - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:31:50 +0000

The roof of Chicago’s new Apple Store has been revealed. The real question is: Is it an Air or a Pro?

The 3:59 extended edition: Are you an iPad Pro or Surface Pro? - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:48:45 +0000

Here's the full podcast and YouTube post-show from one of our favorite episodes this week.

20 of the best 'Game of Thrones' fan theories - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:46:05 +0000

Who's going to kill whom? Who's already dead? And who will ride the dragons?

The 404 Show 1704: What is Amazon gonna do with all these Whole Foods? (podcast) - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:41:28 +0000

Who else better to talk about Amazon's jaw-dropping purchase of Whole Foods than the man who covers the company for CNET? Ben Fox Rubin is back to share his thoughts on the deal and sticks around long enough to get an E3 2017 debriefing.

Laugh it up! 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' marathon on the way - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:26:21 +0000

In the not-too-distant future, 38 classic episodes of the movie-mocking show will be livestreaming.

Google won't scan your Gmail anymore for ad targeting - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:17:29 +0000

The tech giant will stop combing through emails to tailor ads. But it’s not like it doesn't have all your info anyway.

How the iPhone came to be (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 89) - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:06:53 +0000

It's the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone, and Apple's Scott Forstall talks about how the iPhone happened. So which came first -- the iPhone or the iPad?

Dodge Demon acknowledgement letter ensures owners don't screw it up - Roadshow
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:26:19 +0000

Owners can still do what they want, but Dodge gives some pretty good advice in this document.

Facebook wants to save the world. You've got work to do - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:14:49 +0000

The social network, dealing with existential questions about its role in the world, isn't just about connecting everyone. It now wants to try to help people get along.

Mysterious Planet 10 could be hiding out beyond Pluto - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:37:00 +0000

Move over, Planet 9. There's a new possible planet lurking out in the solar system and it could be messing with a whole lot of distant space rocks.

Affordable adventure in the $25,895 2018 Subaru Outback - Roadshow
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:30:17 +0000

The prices aren't much higher than last year, which is always nice.

Subaru prices fancier, prettier 2018 Legacy from $22,195 - Roadshow
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:46:00 +0000

It's not much more expensive than last year, at least for the base trim.

Friday Freebie: PhraseExpress automatically inserts and corrects text - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:39:24 +0000

This indispensable utility will save you tons of time. Plus: Get the horror co-op shooter Killing Floor absolutely free. Plus-plus: two other awesome bonus deals!

Mozilla: This $2M is yours if you can 'decentralize' the web - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:02:22 +0000

It's not a "Silicon Valley" plot line. The Firefox maker and the National Science Foundation are aiming for a free and accessible internet for everyone.

A sticky situation: Legal weed linked to increased collisions - Roadshow
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:14:26 +0000

The crash rate isn't that much higher, but drivers could very well be.

Catching the new and classic aircraft at the Paris Air Show - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:10:22 +0000

You can catch all kinds of aircraft at the world's biggest aviation party, from a vintage Concorde to a new regional jet from Mitsubishi.

Russian hackers are selling British officials' passwords - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:19:51 +0000

The massive, illegal trading market among hackers includes passwords of senior British politicians, police officers and diplomats.

Alleged robocall scammer faces $120 million fine - CNET
published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:11:38 +0000

The Florida man made up to 96 million calls in three months last year, according to the FCC.


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Obama Authorized a Secret Cyber Operation Against Russia, Says Report

Jessica Conditt reports via Engadget: President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack U.S. election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn't used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, according to a report by The Washington Post. Apparently, one of the covert programs Obama, the CIA, NSA and other intelligence groups eventually put together was a new kind of cyber operation that places remotely triggered "implants" in critical Russian networks, ready for the U.S. to deploy in the event of a pre-emptive attack. The downed Russian networks "would cause them pain and discomfort," a former U.S. official told The Post. The report says CIA director John Brennan, Obama and other officials had at least four "blunt" conversations with Russian officials about its cyber intrusions beginning August 4th. Obama confronted Vladimir Putin in person during a meeting of world leaders in China this past September, the report says, and his administration even sent Russia a warning through a secure channel originally designed to help the two countries avoid a nuclear strike. Moscow apparently responded one week later -- after the U.S. election -- denying the accusation.

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32TB of Windows 10 Internal Builds, Core Source Code Leak Online

According to an exclusive report via The Register, "a massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online." From the report: The data -- some 32TB of installation images and software blueprints that compress down to 8TB -- were uploaded to betaarchive.com, the latest load of files provided just earlier this week. It is believed the data has been exfiltrated from Microsoft's in-house systems since around March. The leaked code is Microsoft's Shared Source Kit: according to people who have seen its contents, it includes the source to the base Windows 10 hardware drivers plus Redmond's PnP code, its USB and Wi-Fi stacks, its storage drivers, and ARM-specific OneCore kernel code. Anyone who has this information can scour it for security vulnerabilities, which could be exploited to hack Windows systems worldwide. The code runs at the heart of the operating system, at some of its most trusted levels. In addition to this, hundreds of top-secret builds of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, none of which have been released to the public, have been leaked along with copies of officially released versions.

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6 Female Founders Accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of Making Unwanted Advances

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of Binary Capital. The women include Niniane Wang, co-creator of Google Desktop and a prior CTO of Minted; and Susan Ho and Leiti Hsu, co-founders of Journy, a travel planning and booking service. The Information also talked to three other women who said Caldbeck made inappropriate advances to them. It says these women did not want their names disclosed for fear of retaliation from the VC -- and because of wider concerns they might suffer a backlash from men in the industry who don't see inappropriate advances as a problem. Among the allegations made to The Information are that Caldbeck sent explicit text messages to women; that Caldbeck sent messages in the middle of the night suggesting meeting up; that Caldbeck suggested going to a hotel bedroom during a meeting; that Caldbeck made a proposition about having an open relationship; and that Caldbeck grabbed a woman's thigh under the table of a bar during a meeting. Several of the women reported finding Caldbeck's advances so awkward they gave up on continued dealings with him. In Caldbeck's initial statement, he "strongly" denied the allegations and claimed: "I have always enjoyed respectful relationships with female founders, business partners, and investors." However, in response to The Information's story, his tone changed significantly: "Obviously, I am deeply disturbed by these allegations. While significant context is missing from the incidents reported by The Information, I deeply regret ever causing anyone to feel uncomfortable. The fact is that I have been privileged to have worked with female entrepreneurs throughout my career and I sincerely apologize to anyone who I made uncomfortable by my actions. There's no denying this is an issue in the venture community, and I hate that my behavior has contributed to it." Caldbeck has since released a full statement to Axios, where he says he "will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from Binary Capital..."

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Tesla Is 'In Talks' To Build a Factory In China

Tesla confirmed yesterday that it is "in talks" with the municipal government of Shanghai to manufacture its vehicles in the country. Tesla said in a statement: "Tesla is working with the Shanghai Municipal Government to explore the possibility of establishing a manufacturing facility in the region to serve the Chinese market. As we've said before, we expect to more clearly define our plans for production in China by the end of the year. Tesla is deeply committed to the Chinese market, and we continue to evaluate potential manufacturing sites around the globe to serve the local markets. While we expect most of our production to remain in the U.S., we do need to establish local factories to ensure affordability for the markets they serve." Quartz reports: The announcement follows more than a year of speculation that the electric-vehicle maker would set up shop in China, and confirms that Tesla is altering its China strategy away from merely exporting vehicles in order to reach more Chinese consumers. Earlier this year, Musk made a stealth visit to China to visit Wang Yang, one of the nation's highest-ranking officials, to discuss Tesla's plans. Tesla has been selling vehicles in China since 2014, but to date, its share of the electric vehicle market remains marginal, at just 2% as of June 2016, according to trade blog CleanTechnica. There are several reasons for this, one of which is price. Tesla currently exports its vehicles to China, and the government places an import tax of 50% on Tesla cars. The sticker price for the most simple Model S in China is $104,972, compared to $69,500 in the US.

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'Chiropractors Are Bullshit'

From an article on The Outline, submitted by two readers: If you're one of the approximately 80 percent of Americans who have suffered from back pain, you may have been referred to a chiropractor for medical help. In the modern-day internet landscape, you'll find chiropractic celebrities like Dr. Josh Axe (1.7 million Facebook followers), Dr. Billy DeMoss (20,000 Facebook followers), and Dr. Eric Berg (472,000 YouTube subscribers) giving advice that goes beyond managing spinal issues. Both in their offices and on social media, chiropractors have adapted to a marketplace that's demanding more than just pain management: they extol the virtues of an "alkaline diet," tell you how to manage stress with detoxing, and wax scientific about the adrenal gland. [...] Chiropractic care, I'm sorry to say, is little more than the buffoonery of a 19th-century lunatic who derived most of his medical theory from seances. It has not evolved much since its creation. Chiropractic beliefs are dangerously far removed from mainstream medicine, and the vocation's practices have been linked to strokes, herniated discs, and even death. Chiropractors can't replace your doctor, and I'm amazed that they're still even allowed to practice. [...] Though some chiropractors are now making an effort to introduce evidence-based practices into their treatment, chiropractic as a whole hasn't evolved like other areas of medicine -- with hypotheses, experimentation, and peer review. Instead, it was birthed by a strange combination of hocus pocus, guesswork, and strongly held religious beliefs.

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Texting While Driving Now Legal In Colorado -- In Some Cases

Fines for texting and driving in Colorado have jumped to $300, but according to the fine print, the increased fine only applies to drivers who are texting in "a careless or imprudent manner." Therefore, drivers who are texting in any other manner are still within the law. FOX31 Denver reports: Before the new legislation, any texting while driving was illegal. Tim Lane of the Colorado District Attorney's Office confirmed the softening crackdown on all texting and driving. "The simple fact is that if you are texting while driving but not being careless, it's no longer illegal," he said. What constitutes "careless" driving is up to the discretion of each individual law enforcement officer. Cellphone use of any kind is still banned for drivers younger than 18. Teens caught with a phone in hand while driving will be slapped with a $50 fine.

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IT Services Company Wipro Forces 600 Employees To Work In Bed Bug Infested Office

McGruber writes: Information Technology Services CorporationWipro's 600-employee call center in Chamblee, Georgia is in infected with bed bugs according to Atlanta television station 11Alive. The facilities manager admits there is a bed bug problem and it's been an issue since late May. Employees told the tv station that the bugs are all over the three floors -- and they're biting. But employees are being told they still must go to work. Kwanita Holmes sent 11Alive photos of what she said is a bed bug bite on her arm: "We're at work 8 hours a day and we're getting munched on all day," she said. Wipro said it's paying for in-home bed bug consultations and treatments for employees.

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WikiLeaks Doc Dump Reveals CIA Tools For Hacking Air-Gapped PCs

An anonymous reader writes: "WikiLeaks dumped today the manuals of several hacking utilities part of Brutal Kangaroo, a CIA malware toolkit for hacking into air-gapped (offline) networks using tainted USB thumb drives," reports Bleeping Computer. The CIA uses these tools as part of a very complex attack process, that allows CIA operatives to infect offline, air-gapped networks. The first stage of these attacks start with the infection of a "primary host," an internet-connected computer at a targeted company. Malware on this primary host automatically infects all USB thumb drives inserted into the machine. If this thumb drive is connected to computers on an air-gapped network, a second malware is planted on these devices. This malware is so advanced, that it can even create a network of hacked air-gapped PCs that talk to each other and exchange commands. To infect the air-gapped computers, the CIA malware uses LNK (shortcut) files placed on the USB thumb drive. Once the user opens and views the content of the thumb drive in Windows Explorer, his air-gapped PC is infected without any other interaction.

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YouTube Claims 1.5 Billion Monthly Users

An anonymous reader shares a report: Google's YouTube unit says it now reaches 1.5 billion viewers every month -- and its users watch more than an hour of mobile videos per day -- as it expands its video programming to sell more digital ads. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki also wrote that YouTube Red, the company's foray into original videos, has launched 37 series that have generated "nearly a quarter billion views." YouTube Red has 12 new projects in the works, she said.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands a Used Rocket For the Second Time

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a recycled Falcon 9 rocket for the second time. "The rocket's first stage -- the 14-story-tall core that houses the fuel and the rocket's main engines -- touched down on one of the company's autonomous drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from a launchpad at nearby Cape Canaveral, Florida," reports The Verge. From the report: This particular rocket previously flew in January, when it was used to put 10 satellites into orbit for communications company Iridium. The rocket then landed on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. SpaceX retrieved the rocket and spent the next few months refurbishing it in preparation for today's launch. This afternoon, it was used to launch Bulgaria's first communications satellite for TV service provider Bulsatcom. The landing wasn't easy, though. Because the rocket had to push BulgariaSat-1 to such a high orbit, the first stage experienced more force and heat during reentry than any other Falcon 9, according to a tweet from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Musk even warned that there was a "good chance [the] rocket booster doesn't make it back." Shortly after the landing, though, Musk returned to Twitter to add that the rocket booster used "almost all of the emergency crush core," which helps soften the landing.

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If You Can Decentralize the Internet, Mozilla Has $2 Million For You

Mozilla and the National Science Foundation want a new internet. And they want it to be free and accessible for everybody. From a report: They'll pay $2 million for it. On Wednesday, the two organizations issued a call to action for "big ideas that decentralize the web" as part of the "Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society" challenges. The challenges include getting the internet to communities off the grid, with proposals like a backpack with a computer and Wi-Fi router inside.

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Victims Aren't Reporting Ransomware Attacks, FBI Report Concludes

Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Despite being an expanding threat, ransomware infections are rarely reported to law enforcement agencies, according to conclusions from the 2016 Internet Crime Report (PDF), released yesterday by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). During 2016, FBI IC3 officials said they received only 2,673 complaints regarding ransomware incidents, which ranked ransomware as the 22nd most reported cyber-crime in the US, having caused just over $2.4 million in damages (ranked 25th). The numbers are ridiculously small compared to what happens in the real world, where ransomware is one of today's most prevalent cyber-threats, according to multiple reports from cyber-security companies.

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Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Including Cisco and IBM Bow To Russian Demands To Share Cyber Secrets

An anonymous reader shares a Reuters report: Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow them to review source code for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications and software containing encryption before permitting the products to be imported and sold in the country. The requests, which have increased since 2014, are ostensibly done to ensure foreign spy agencies have not hidden any "backdoors" that would allow them to burrow into Russian systems. But those inspections also provide the Russians an opportunity to find vulnerabilities in the products' source code -- instructions that control the basic operations of computer equipment -- current and former U.S. officials and security experts said. [...] In addition to IBM, Cisco and Germany's SAP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co and McAfee have also allowed Russia to conduct source code reviews of their products, according to people familiar with the companies' interactions with Moscow and Russian regulatory records.

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop $120 'Bio-Frequency Healing' Sticker Packs Get Shot Down by NASA

From a report: Goop had claimed the costly "Body Vibes" stickers were "made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut's vitals during wear" and because of that were able to "target imbalances" of the human body's energy frequencies when they get thrown out of whack, reports Gizmodo. The thing is, NASA confirmed to Gizmodo that they "do not have any conductive carbon material lining the spacesuits" of astronauts. Further reading: The unbearable wrongness of Gwyneth Paltrow - The Outline.

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Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails For Gmail Ads

Google will soon stop scanning emails received by some Gmail users, a practice that has allowed it to show them targeted advertising but which stirred privacy worries. From a report: The decision didn't come from Google's ad team, but from its cloud unit, which is angling to sign up more corporate customers. Alphabet's Google Cloud sells a package of office software, called G Suite, that competes with market leader Microsoft. Paying Gmail users never received the email-scanning ads like the free version of the program, but some business customers were confused by the distinction and its privacy implications, said Diane Greene, Google's senior vice president of cloud. "What we're going to do is make it unambiguous," she said. Ads will continue to appear inside the free version of Gmail, as promoted messages. But instead of scanning a user's email, the ads will now be targeted with other personal information Google already pulls from sources such as search and YouTube.

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