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Western Politicians Doubt Russia Will Respect Cease-Fire in Syria
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:13:38 GMT

The chairman of the German foreign affairs committee and Senator John McCain suggested Russia had the upper hand in the accord announced last week sending humanitarian aid to Syrians.









Creating a Computer Voice That People Like
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:40:16 GMT

Creating a computer “personality” is as much an art as it is a science, and it’s a challenge that more and more software designers are grappling with.









A Picture in Words From a Syrian Officer, Then Nothing
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:18:30 GMT

Abu al-Majd, who fought with government forces, also struck up a relationship with Times correspondents. Then he was sent to Palmyra, and disappeared.









Afghanistan Had Record Number of Civilian Casualties Last Year, U.N. Says
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:39:00 GMT

The United Nations documented 3,545 civilians killed, a reminder of the cost of the conflict at a time when the prospect of peace seems as distant as ever.









Sunday Book Review: Life Is for the Dying
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:47:10 GMT

This week, a review of five books that explore the way we are shaped by our knowledge of mortality; “The Man Without a Shadow,” by Joyce Carol Oates; By the Book by Danielle Steel; and more.









In Republican Debate, Jeb Bush Attacks Donald Trump
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:52:56 GMT

Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida blasted Donald J. Trump for insulting the Bush family and ridiculed the idea that Mr. Trump could be commander in chief.









What You Missed in the Debate
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:05:52 GMT

The remaining six Republicans gathered in South Carolina a week before the primary there. Here are the highlights.









At U.S. Olympic Trials, Two Marathoners Use Teamwork to Become Teammates
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:50:47 GMT

Amy Cragg won the women’s race in sweltering Los Angeles with a boost from her training partner, Shalane Flanagan, who finished third. Galen Rupp, a first-time marathoner, won the men’s race.









News Analysis: Battle Begins Over Naming Next Justice
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:45:14 GMT

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday immediately set off a partisan battle over a vacancy that could reshape the Supreme Court for years to come, as Senate Republicans called on President Obama to let his successor fill the seat.









Francis Admonishes Bishops in Mexico to ‘Begin Anew’
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:57:13 GMT

Speaking at Mexico City’s majestic Metropolitan Cathedral, the pope spared no criticism as he painted an almost biblical picture of a church seduced by power and money.









Obama to Nominate Scalia Replacement Over Republicans’ Objections
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:22:08 GMT

With Democrats and the independents who caucus with them holding 46 seats in the Senate, President Obama faces a challenge in getting to the simple majority needed to confirm a nominee.









span class=“timestamp”>Watch Live: Obama on Scalia’s Death
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:23:29 GMT

The president spoke after Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Saturday.









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Senate Leader Says Next President Should Appoint Scalia’s Successor
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:44:27 GMT

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader and Republican of Kentucky, said in a statement that the next president, not President Obama, should appoint a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia.









Russian Orthodox Church Blocks Funeral for Last of Romanov Remains
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:06:03 GMT

Despite mountains of evidence, the church says it doesn’t believe the remains are those of the last czar and his family.









Facing Allies’ Doubt, John Kerry Voices Confidence in Syria Cease-Fire
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:10:44 GMT

Mr. Kerry, the secretary of state, promised on Saturday to help close off the routes migrants are taking to Europe and warned Russia that its military efforts in Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad would ultimately fail.









Britain Aims to Strengthen North’s Cities
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:03:47 GMT

Under a “Northern Powerhouse” plan, the government has pledged to build more roads and railways, invest in technology and research hubs, and even appeal to China’s development bank for funds.









War, Disease and Scandals Test Soccer Chief in Sierra Leone
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:01:33 GMT

Isha Johansen, the president of Sierra Leone’s soccer association, is one of just a handful of women in the world to have held such a post.









The Commute of the Future? Ford Is Working on It
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:30:56 GMT

The design firm Ideo, which helped design the computer mouse, has been enlisted by Ford to shadow commuters and see how they get where they’re going: by car, bus, foot or Uber.









Catholic Leaders Say Zika Doesn’t Change Ban on Contraception
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:06:01 GMT

After a period of saying little, bishops in Latin America are beginning to speak up and reassert the church’s opposition to birth control and abortion.










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In poor, violent enclave of 'Saint Death', Pope slams Mexicos rich
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:52:00 GMT

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Celebrating Mass in front of hundreds of thousands in one of Mexicos poorest and most dangerous cities, Pope Francis on Sunday took a swipe at the country's rich and corrupt elite.

Record-setting cold chills U.S. Northeast on Valentine's Day
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:46:15 GMT

BOSTON (Reuters) - Residents of much of the northeastern United States woke up on Sunday to bone-chilling cold conditions that shattered Valentine's Day records in Boston, Hartford and Providence.









Republicans gear up for U.S. Supreme Court battle after Scalia's death
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:17:45 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates hardened their positions on Sunday on blocking a move by President Barack Obama to fill the seat left by the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, a lifetime appointment that would help decide some of the most divisive issues facing Americans.









Obama urges Russia to stop bombing 'moderate' Syria rebels
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:36:59 GMT

BEIRUT/RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia on Sunday to stop bombing "moderate" rebels in Syria in support of its ally Bashar al-Assad, a campaign seen in the West as a major obstacle to latest efforts to end the war.









Foreclosure crisis snarls Clinton, Sanders' efforts to reach Nevada voters
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:08:50 GMT

(Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are flooding Nevada with volunteers ahead of this week's key nominating contest but they face a problem - the addresses, phone numbers and other personal data they need to reach many voters are out of date.

Volkswagen managers were notified about diesel probe in May 2014: sources
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:40:18 GMT

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A high-ranking employee warned senior Volkswagen managers in May 2014 that U.S. regulators might examine car engine software as part of an investigation into pollution levels, two sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.









Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high: U.N.
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:12:38 GMT

KABUL (Reuters) - Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan rose to record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops, the United Nations reported on Sunday.

Fed's 'dot plot' looks increasingly out of touch on rates
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:30:12 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's rate path "dot plot" has become increasingly detached from financial markets' interest-rate projections and risks sending an overly hawkish message that may undermine the central bank's credibility.









Turkey shells northern Syria for second day: monitor
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:17:47 GMT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Turkish army shelled positions held by Kurdish-backed militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, killing two fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.









Unknown dead fill Lesbos cemetery for refugees drowned at sea
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:59:12 GMT

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - She drowned trying to reach Europe, but her headless body was never identified. Her tombstone will bear no name.

Germany wants to introduce random emissions tests on cars
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:20:33 GMT

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants to carry out unannounced emissions tests on all carmakers, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Sunday, aiming to reinstate confidence in the industry that was shattered by the Volkswagen cheating scandal.

EU's elder statesmen to Britain: 'Don't leave us now'
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:56:50 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Elder statesmen who built and shaped the European Union have a clear message for Britain as it prepares for a referendum on whether to stay in the bloc: "We love you. Don't leave us now."

New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:48:59 GMT

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people.

'Project Panic' rather than love may keep Britain in EU
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:20:14 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Panic rather than love may keep Britain in the European Union when voters cast their ballots in a referendum, probably in June, on whether to stay in the 28-nation bloc under Prime Minister David Cameron's "new settlement".









Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:07:27 GMT

MUNICH/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province.









North Korea took 70 percent of Kaesong wages for weapons program: South Korea
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:52:46 GMT

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said 70 percent of the U.S. dollars paid as wages and fees for the suspended Kaesong industrial project, run jointly with the North, had been diverted for Pyongyang's weapons program and luxury goods for leader Kim Jong Un.









Refusing to sit on lead, Trump gets bitter in Republican debate
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:21:24 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured.









Pope presses Mexican president on corruption and drugs
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:17:24 GMT

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Mexico's government on Saturday to fight endemic corruption and drug trafficking and he then prayed with thousands before the icon that unites the country - the Virgin of Guadalupe.









Bryant soaks up warm farewell from frigid outpost
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:29:52 GMT

TORONTO (Reuters) - A frigid Sunday night in winter-locked Canada may be the perfect place for a hockey player to take a bow, but for Kobe Bryant the NBA's most northern outpost would seem an odd setting to wave farewell.

Deep freeze grips U.S. northeast, triggers fatal 50-car pileup
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:30:39 GMT

BOSTON, Mass (Reuters) - A dangerous cold snap bringing life-threatening cold was settling in across the northeastern United States on Saturday and a snow squall triggered a pileup of dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania highway that left several people dead.










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Marco Rubio accuses Ted Cruz of false attacks
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:33:48 EST

GOP debate: Accusations fly
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:02:33 EST

Scalia's surprising request
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:34:59 EST

Ruth Ginsburg was his 'best buddy'
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:15:01 EST

'Life-threatening' cold sweeping in
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:02:42 EST

So much for a warm and fuzzy Valentine's Day.

McCain slams Putin on Syria
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:41:50 EST

A day after Russia's prime minister spoke of a renewed "Cold War" between his country and the West, a senior U.S. senator accused of Moscow of treating Syria "as a live-fire exercise" for its military as it sought to carve out a sphere of influence in the Middle East.

5 with band plunge to deaths
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:44:58 EST

Four members of an up-and-coming British indie rock band and their manager were killed when their car plunged from a bridge into a canal in Sweden on Saturday, according to a statement from the UK Foreign Office.

Police officer shot in the head
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:02:44 EST

A Mississippi police officer was shot in the head while responding to a robbery in Clarksdale, authorities said.

150,000 penguins die due to iceberg
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:19:24 EST

About 150,000 penguins have died since being stranded by a vast iceberg that became lodged off the coast of Antarctica six years ago, according to the journal Antarctic Science.

Cliff collapses in earthquake
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:16:56 EST

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand with such force it caused part of a cliff to collapse.

Church faulted for praying for atheist
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:26:35 EST

The Church of England has been accused of "trolling" scientist Richard Dawkins after it tweeted it was praying for the outspoken atheist's recovery from a stroke.

Army tank's new upgrades unveiled
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:15:42 EST

The British Army unveiled its upgraded "Terrier" combat vehicle.

2 boys missing since August found
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:46:42 EST

Two brothers allegedly kidnapped by their biological mother and taken to Mexico six months ago have been reunited with their father.

Blacktip sharks swarm off Florida
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:11:01 EST

If you were wanting to escape the winter weather by hitting the warm beaches in Florida, you might want to steer clear of the water. Thousands of sharks are migrating right off the coast of some popular beach towns.

Titanic II to set sail in 2018
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:45:45 EST

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has announced that Titanic II, a nearly-exact replica of the doomed ocean liner Titanic, will be ready to set sail in 2018.

His love knew no bounds
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:01:47 EST

Single vs. married: A Valentine's Day showdown
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:27:53 EST

Each year when Valentine's Day approaches, our thoughts turn to love, relationships and coupling.

What? We're canceled?
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:56:17 EST

Grammy for best new artist: Where are they now?
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:36:46 EST

Getting the Grammy Award for best new artist isn't always a career booster.

'SNL': Hillary Clinton serenades young voters
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:16:24 EST

"Saturday Night Live" mocks Hillary Clinton's attempt to win over young voters. CNN's Erin Burnett has more.

Get ready for the first mile-high skyscraper
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:15:45 EST

The hero behind the San Bernardino shootout
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:47:45 EST

As Sgt. Andy Capps approached Interstate 10, he spotted a man in a silver van flagging him down, frantically waving his hands outside the driver's side window.

Officers break the rules to save baby wounded in drive-by shooting
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:56:37 EST

On an early fall evening last September, Chicago police officers John Conneely and Mike Modzelewski heard the call of shots fired go out over their radio.

Officer stood tall as hero, soldier, 'Superman'
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:02:38 EST

It was four days before Christmas, and Sgt. Joseph Lemm's family awaited his call from Afghanistan, which would certainly brighten the holidays for his wife and two children. But the call never came.

Best new artist award: Career boost or 'kiss of death'?
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:06:41 EST

Show promise tributes, showdowns
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:01:29 EST

Will victory go to the Swift? Or to the rap of the "Butterfly"?

Who is nominated?
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:03:37 EST

Taylor Swift left anything but a "Blank Space" in the nominations for the 58th annual Grammy Awards, receiving nods in the Big Three categories -- album, record and song of the year -- though hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar outdid her for overall nominations.

Fighting bigotry, dispelling stereotypes
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:16:22 EST

Although Louis Draper died in 2002 and was not widely famous during his lifetime, his photography -- mostly of everyday African-Americans -- has gained him a newfound appreciation in recent years.

The strange world of 'love motels'
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:19:53 EST

Abstract art ... or Iceland's coast?
published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:44:33 EST

30 years of NBA slam dunk champions
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:16:39 EST

Over the past three decades, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest has provided some of the most memorable moments in league history.

The week in 33 photos
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:34:01 EST

Tanker crew 'nurses' F-16 past ISIS
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:28:45 EST

An F-16 pilot was nearly forced to eject from his aircraft over ISIS territory due to a fuel emergency last year, an incident that could have led to the airman's capture or death, the U.S. Air Force said.

NASA lures space travelers with 'Visions of the Future'
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:08:19 EST

What will space tourism look like centuries from now? "Visions of the Future" -- a set of 14 posters released by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) -- provides an imaginative take.

Nightmare cruise: Why did ship sail into storm?
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:33:35 EST

These are the only 12 people in history to do this
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:16:00 EST

When Neil Armstrong put his boot on the moon in 1969, he became the first human to set foot on another world. He was one of only 12 men to walk on the moon.

New Kanye-Taylor Swift feud?
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:52:15 EST

It's the Kanye West and Taylor Swift drama -- the sequel.

TV anchor's viral Bernie Sanders mistake
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:38:03 EST

Charge in Harrison Ford's leg injury
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:24:59 EST

The production company behind "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" is being prosecuted by British workplace safety authorities over a 2014 accident that left star Harrison Ford with a broken leg.

Pentagon's big-bucks wish list
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:54:05 EST

Quakes: 'The big one' waits here
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:40:14 EST


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Call for Turkey to end assault on Kurds
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:38:11 GMT

France urges Turkey to end its assault on positions claimed by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, as the attacks continue into a second day.

Clash over US Supreme Court future
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:17:40 GMT

The death of one of the most conservative members of the US Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia, sparks a battle for its control.

Afghan casualties 'reach record high'
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:18:15 GMT

The number of people killed and wounded in conflict in Afghanistan has risen to the highest level yet recorded, the UN mission in the country says.

Egypt overturns protester death verdict
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:23:29 GMT

Egypt's highest court annuls a 15-year jail sentence for a policeman accused of shooting dead a protester last year.

China bank chief blames 'speculators'
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:52:34 GMT

Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan accuses "speculative forces" of targeting the country's currency, the yuan.

Cliffs fall in New Zealand earthquake
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:18:31 GMT

Cliffs collapse in New Zealand during an 5.7 magnitude earthquake in the city of Christchurch, days before the anniversary of the deadly 2011 quake.

Rivals trade blows in Republican debate
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:33:31 GMT

Front-runner Donald Trump and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush disagree sharply over foreign policy in the latest Republican presidential debate.

Israel kills Palestinian 'attackers'
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:50:46 GMT

Three Palestinian teenagers have been shot dead by in the occupied West Bank after trying to attack Israeli security forces, Israeli officials say.

Central African Republic goes to polls
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:52:10 GMT

People in the violence-hit Central African Republic vote in the second round of presidential elections.

Haiti chooses interim president
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:15:28 GMT

Haiti's parliament chooses an interim president a week after Michel Martelly stepped down, leaving the country without a head of state.

Pakistan denounces Valentine's Day
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:22:23 GMT

Pakistan's president denounces St Valentine's Day, saying the festival has no connection with Pakistani culture and should be avoided.

India PM in 'happy birthday' gaffe
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:38:56 GMT

Afghanistan's president takes to Twitter to correct India's leader - who had wished him happy birthday on the wrong day.

VIDEO: Republican candidates get personal
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:31:41 GMT

The Republican candidates for president traded sharp blows over foreign policy and the future of the Supreme Court in an often unruly and chaotic debate.

VIDEO: 50-vehicle Pennsylvania pile-up
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:11:47 GMT

More than 50 vehicles have been involved in a motorway pile-up in Pennsylvania.

VIDEO: Creeping paralysis fear for Zika patients
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:48:57 GMT

The Zika virus has moved north to Colombia where it is being linked by some doctors to cases of paralysis.

VIDEO: Civilians starve as bombs fall in Syria
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:40:33 GMT

Doubts mount over international agreement to cease some of the hostilities in Syria.

VIDEO: Obama’s Valentine poem for his wife
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:52:59 GMT

US President Barack Obama appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and is surprised by a Valentine poem from his wife Michelle

VIDEO: What is happening on Turkey/Syria border?
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:01:29 GMT

Thousands of refugees are fleeing the conflict in Aleppo after a recent surge in the military operations by the government backed by Russian airstrikes

VIDEO: Pope Francis visits Cuba and Mexico
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:22:34 GMT

Pope Francis is in Mexico for a week-long trip.

VIDEO: US Coast Guard rescues 42 from ship fire
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:32:31 GMT

US Coast Guard releases video showing the rescue mission of 42 fishermen south of Hawaii after the vessel caught fire.

What's next for the Supreme Court?
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:09:24 GMT

Scalia death will shake up US residential race

Cyprus aims to heal its great divide
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:23:13 GMT

Could Cyprus split soon be over?

A messiah for India's abandoned sick
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:32:09 GMT

Indian man who is messiah to abandoned patients

The pigeon will see you now
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:45:44 GMT

Animals that can detect cancers and smell out seizures

The world's best bakers - and they aren't French
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:10:57 GMT

The chefs who baked the world's best loaf of bread

VIDEO: A gymnast's hip hop moves ... and other trends of the week
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:44:10 GMT

Hip Hop dance moves, other trends of the week


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Zika virus vaccine is at least a year and a half away: WHO
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:06:08 GMT

Though the development is speedy by vaccine development standards, the Zika vaccine is still years away.

In One Chart: Why boomers are loading up on debt and millennials aren’t
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:13:27 GMT

A new report from the New York Fed shows older Americans have been ramping up on debt while younger Americans have stayed away.

Economic Preview: Manufacturing and housing are the yin and yang of the U.S. economy
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:05:42 GMT

The latest data on manufacturing and housing highlight the week’s economic calendar

NewsWatch: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:00:07 GMT

Justice Antonin Scalia, who during three decades on the Supreme Court invigorated conservative jurisprudence and revived focus on the Constitution’s original meaning, died, Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement.

The Margin: This chocolate is going to the Grammys
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:49:15 GMT

Philip Ashley Rix, owner of a small chocolate business, will be providing candy for the music award show’s gift bags, celebrity dressing rooms and the afterparty.

What you really get for the high price of ‘humanely raised’ meat
published: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:39:11 GMT

Make sure you’re getting what you pay for when you spend extra on meat with a “humanely raised” label.

A gold pile-on is coming, and nine other money stories you may have missed
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:59:03 GMT

Stock buybacks by private-equity companies and a menu change by Burger King were among topics covered by MarketWatch this week.

Deep Dive: 5 dividend stocks that have only gotten more attractive
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:52:36 GMT

T. Rowe Price and Microsoft are among companies that can provide you with income for years to come.

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: In praise of Antonin Scalia, the gold standard for conservative thought
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:09:39 GMT

The late justice combined wisdom and humor, enabling him to connect with Americans, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

What baby boomers can teach millennials about online dating
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:53:55 GMT

The number of baby boomers logging on for love has doubled.

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Rookie Chase Elliott becomes youngest on Daytona 500 pole
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:58:19 -0500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott kept the No. 24 Chevrolet on the pole for the second straight Daytona 500, becoming the youngest driver to start first in the race.

'Brooklyn' named best British movie at BAFTA film awards
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:46:24 -0500

Actor Leonardo Di Caprio poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA 2016 film awards at the Royal Opera House in London, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)LONDON (AP) — Irish emigrant saga "Brooklyn" was named best British picture Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, where Leonardo DiCaprio is favored to take the best actor trophy for epic endurance story "The Revenant."


Record-setting cold chills U.S. Northeast on Valentine's Day
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:46:15 -0500

People walk down 8th avenue in New YorkBy Scott Malone and Valerie Vande Panne BOSTON (Reuters) - Residents of much of the northeastern United States woke up on Sunday to bone-chilling cold conditions that shattered Valentine's Day records in Boston, Hartford and Providence. Officials warned residents to stay indoors in the face of the -9 degree Fahrenheit (-22.8 Celsius) temperatures, which felt as cold as -40 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill. "It's fair to say that this is a historic Arctic outbreak for the modern era," the National Weather Service said in a morning forecast update.


Hopes for Syria ceasefire dim as Turkey shells Kurds
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:40:36 -0500

Syrian residents look at the damage following reported rebel shelling in Aleppo's government-controlled neighbourhood of Suleimaniyeh, on February 14, 2016Hopes for a ceasefire taking hold in Syria this week dimmed Sunday as Turkey renewed its shelling of advancing Kurdish militants and Washington demanded Moscow end air strikes on rebels. Tensions over Syria have continued to mount despite the proposal from international powers in Munich on Friday for a "cessation of hostilities" within a week. Defying US and French calls, Turkey on Sunday carried out a second day of shelling on a Kurdish-Arab alliance advancing in northern Aleppo province, prompting condemnation from Syria's government.


Arsenal, Spurs grab late winners against EPL title rivals
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:39:25 -0500

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Arsenal and Tottenham grabbed late winning goals against title rivals on Sunday to move two points off the lead as the race to win the English Premier League tightened up.


Welbeck, Eriksen give Arsenal, Spurs title edge
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:35:23 -0500

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck (centre) heads the ball to score his team's second goal during the English Premier League match against Leicester at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 14, 2016Arsenal's Danny Welbeck and Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen were the toast of north London on Sunday after scoring potentially pivotal late winning goals in the Premier League title race. Welbeck headed in a heart-stopping 95th-minute winner to give Arsenal a last-gasp 2-1 win over leaders Leicester City, while Eriksen struck in the 83rd minute to earn Tottenham a 2-1 victory at Manchester City on his 24th birthday.


Pope wants Mexico free of 'merchants of death'
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:29:18 -0500

Pope Francis celebrates an open-air mass in Ecatepec on February 14, 2016Ecatepec (Mexico) (AFP) - Pope Francis urged Mexicans on Sunday to turn their country into a land of opportunity where there is no need to emigrate or mourn victims "of the merchants of death."


German late-term abortion drama draws tears at Berlin festival
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:28:39 -0500

From L: Actress Julia Jentsch, German director Anne Zohra Berrached and actor Bjarne Maedel pose at a photocall for the film "24 Weeks" (24 Wochen) during the 66th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin on February 14, 2016Berlin (AFP) - "24 Weeks", a harrowing German drama about a couple struggling to decide whether to have a late-term abortion, moved the audience to tears at its Berlin film festival premiere Sunday. The film by Anne Zohra Berrached, 33, tackles a thorny issue in a country in which, according to the producers, more than 90 percent of parents terminate pregnancies in which the foetus is severely disabled.


The Latest: LaVine dedicates dunk contest to Flip Saunders
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:21:44 -0500

Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine slam dunks the ball during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):


Scalia's body at Texas funeral home after 3-hour procession
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:21:15 -0500

An American flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the sun rises in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials awaited word about whether they would need to perform an autopsy before the late Supreme Court justice could return home to Virginia. In the nation's capital, where flags flew at half-staff at the White House and Supreme Court, the political sniping soared, raising the prospect of a court short-handed for some time.


Republicans gear up for U.S. Supreme Court battle after Scalia's death
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:17:45 -0500

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society in New YorkBy Doina Chiacu and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates hardened their positions on Sunday on blocking a move by President Barack Obama to fill the seat left by the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, a lifetime appointment that would help decide some of the most divisive issues facing Americans. The vacancy quickly became an issue in the 2016 presidential race. "We ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the Supreme Court," U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said on NBC's "Meet the Press." The normally nine-justice court is set to decide this year its first major abortion case in nearly a decade, as well as cases on voting rights, affirmative action and immigration.


The Latest: Pope urges making Mexico 'land of opportunity'
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:13:47 -0500

Pope Francis stands in front of an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe as he begins Mass in Ecatepec, Mexico, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Sunday as Pope Francis began what was expected to be the biggest event of his five-day trip to Mexico: a Mass in the capital's suburb of Ecatepec. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):


Debut edition of Spider-Man comic headed to auction
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:10:21 -0500

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Calverton, N.Y., Walter Yacoboski holds an auction guide featuring one of his comic books, "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15, which features the Spider-Man character. Yacoboski bought the comic book as an investment in 1980 for $1,200. Some experts believe it could fetch $400,000 or more when it is sold at auction on Feb. 18. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman).CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) — Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as short-order cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for $10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could one day pay off as an investment.


Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters in Syria, PM tells Merkel
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:05:14 -0500

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, pictured on February 9, 2016 in Ankara, told German Chancellor Angela Merkel Turkey "will not permit the PYD to carry out aggressive acts"Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, despite growing pressure on Ankara to stop the shelling. In telephone talks, Davutoglu told Merkel that Turkey "will not permit the PYD to carry out aggressive acts. Turkish artillery struck at targets of the PYD and its People's Protection Units (YPG) militia on both days of the weekend, while insisting that it was returning fire under the rules of engagement.


Love in the time of militias: Valentine's Day in Iraq
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:57:35 -0500

In this Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 photo, an Iraqi man takes a photo with his child ahead of Valentine's Day at Zawra Park in Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad is plastered with Valentine hearts and roses, and Iraqis are enjoying a rare lull in violence but wondering how long it will last. Despite recent setbacks, the Islamic State group is still dug in west of Baghdad, and increasingly powerful Shiite militias patrol the streets. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad is plastered with Valentine hearts and roses, and newly engaged Nour and Ahmed are out and about, enjoying a rare lull in violence in the Iraqi capital but wondering how long it will last.


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia died of heart attack: report
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:53:50 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack, a Texas television station reported on Sunday, citing a Texas judge.

Beckham explores her roots, Banana Republic turns to France
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:49:54 -0500

Beckham explores her roots, Banana Republic turns to FranceNEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights:


Northeast wakes up to record cold for Valentine's Day
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:44:37 -0500

People are bundled up as they walk in cold weather, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in the Queens borough of New York. Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the northeast United States, Valentine's Day was the coldest on record, with people bundling up for the not-so-warm embrace of teeth-chattering temperatures.


The Roots jam with Lenny Kravitz ahead of Grammys
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:39:27 -0500

The Roots arrive at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Lionel Richie at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Roots let Lenny Kravitz — and several other famous friends — rule ahead of the Grammys.


In poor, violent enclave of 'Saint Death', Pope slams Mexicos rich
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:31:51 -0500

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass before a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Ecatepec, Mexico,By Philip Pullella and Alexandra Alper MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Celebrating Mass in front of hundreds of thousands in one of Mexicos poorest and most dangerous cities, Pope Francis on Sunday took a swipe at the country's rich and corrupt elite. This is the bread that a corrupt family or society gives its own children," the pope said at the Mass in the city of Ecatepec. Mexico is home to one of the worlds richest men, billionaire Carlos Slim, and a wealthy political class stained by corruption even as much of the country is steeped in poverty and violence.


Obama urges Russia to stop bombing 'moderate' Syria rebels
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:28:31 -0500

Civil defence members search for survivors after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of AleppoBy Tom Perry and Jeff Mason BEIRUT/RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Russia on Sunday to stop bombing "moderate" rebels in Syria in support of its ally Bashar al-Assad, a campaign seen in the West as a major obstacle to latest efforts to end the war. Major powers agreed on Friday to a limited cessation of hostilities in Syria but the deal does not take effect until the end of this week and was not signed by any warring parties - the Damascus government and numerous rebel factions fighting it. Russian bombing raids directed at rebel groups are meanwhile helping the Syrian army to achieve what could be its biggest victory of the war in the battle for Aleppo, the country's largest city and commercial center before the conflict.


Joseph hat-trick caps England's 40-9 Six Nations rout of Italy
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:26:15 -0500

England's centre Jonathan Joseph (C) runs with the ball during the Six Nations match against Italy at Rome's Olympic stadium on February 14, 2016A hat-trick of second-half tries from Bath centre Jonathan Joseph capped a dominant performance from England as the World Cup flops kept their Six Nations Grand Slam on track with a 40-9 dismantling of Italy on Sunday. England, who failed to make it out of the group stages of last autumn's rugby showpiece on home soil, began their Six Nations campaign with a battling 15-9 win over Scotland in Edinburgh last week. It prompted new England coach Eddie Jones to demand a 'smacking' of the tournament's perennial underachievers.


AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Iraq war
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:26:01 -0500

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson participate during the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump delivered a ferocious putdown of George W. Bush from the debate stage, central to his effort to convince voters that they don't want another Bush deciding when to take the country to war. But were his key facts right?


Memorial service held for victims of train crash in Germany
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:23:18 -0500

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx attends a memorial service in Bad Aibling, southern Germany, Sunday Feb. 14, 2016. Hundreds of mourners have gathered at a memorial service for the victims who died in a head-on train crash in southern Germany this week. (Uwe Lein/dpa via AP)BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have gathered at a memorial service for the 11 victims who died in a head-on train crash in southern Germany.


'National Bird' gives new perspective on America's drone war
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:21:12 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — Among the eeriest scenes in "National Bird," a documentary which tracks the fallout of drone warfare from the point of view of American whistleblowers and Afghan victims, is the languid aerial footage of U.S. suburbs, sports fields and skyscrapers.

'Sex and the City' star unveils Emily Dickinson biopic at Berlin fest
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:15:19 -0500

US actress Cynthia Nixon poses during a press conference for the film "A Quiet Passion" during the 66th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin on February 14, 2016Seminal 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson would have been a big fan of Twitter, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon said Sunday after premiering her biopic of the reclusive writer at the Berlin film festival. Nixon plays the mysterious Dickinson, who only published a handful of poems in her lifetime but in death became one of the United States' most acclaimed writers, in the lush period drama "A Quiet Passion" by British director Terence Davies. The 49-year-old actress said Dickinson, who never married and spent her life in increasing isolation in her parents' Massachusetts home, would have loved 21st century social media.


Foreclosure crisis snarls Clinton, Sanders' efforts to reach Nevada voters
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:08:50 -0500

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) training center in HendersonDemocratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are flooding Nevada with volunteers ahead of this week's key nominating contest but they face a problem - the addresses, phone numbers and other personal data they need to reach many voters are out of date. Nevada, which is more than a quarter Latino, was one of the states worst affected by the 2008 financial meltdown, with hundreds of thousands of families unable to pay their mortgages and forced to move in a crisis that by some estimates hit minorities twice as hard as whites. Clinton is under pressure to keep her wide lead among Latinos, while Sanders must erode it to show he has a path to the nomination that does not rely mainly on the young white voters who make up the core of his support base.


On Valentine's Day, Syrian lovers torn apart by war
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:00:57 -0500

A Syrian man cycles past red flowers and balloons as shops display Valentine's Day gifts in the northeastern city of Qamishli on February 13, 2016Syrian Amir al-Halabi is once again alone this Valentine's Day, separated from his sweetheart by the war that has left the lovers on opposite sides of the divided city of Aleppo. Halabi, 20, is a photojournalist living in the rebel-held east of Aleppo city, a once-thriving economic hub that has been devastated by Syria's conflict that began in March 2011. "We celebrated Valentine's Day together in 2010 and 2011 before the city was divided.


Turkey to respond to Kurdish militia attacks in Syria: PM's office sources
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:55:43 -0500

ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone on Sunday that Turkish security forces would continue to respond to attacks by the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria, sources in Davutoglu's office said. Turkey's military has shelled YPG targets over the last two days and Davutoglu has demanded that the group withdraw from areas it has captured from Syrian rebels in the northern Aleppo region, including the Menagh air base. (Reporting by Orhan Coskun; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans)

Pope wades into crime-ridden Mexico city for mass
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:55:32 -0500

Pope Francis waves from the popemobile upon arrival in Ecatepec where he is to celebrate an open-air mass, on February 14, 2016Pope Francis waded into one of Mexico's most dangerous cities on Sunday to celebrate an open-air mass with more than 300,000 Catholic faithful longing for a message of peace. Throngs lined the concrete-laden streets of Ecatepec, whose walls were decorated with graffiti art featuring the pope's image, to cheer the pontiff on the second full day of a trip that will take him to other Mexican hotspots. The rough Mexico City suburb of 1.6 million people has become infamous for a spate of disappearances of women, whose bodies have turned up in abandoned lots or canals.


Trial under way in $100 million lawsuit against Venezuela
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:55:14 -0500

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal trial over a $100 million investors' lawsuit against Venezuela includes allegations of fraud, hints of an international criminal conspiracy, and references to diamonds, German junk bonds and a mysterious house fire in Switzerland.

2 people missing as weather causes havoc in Spain, Portugal
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:41:12 -0500

MADRID (AP) — Rescue services are searching for two missing people after heavy rainfall and strong winds damaged buildings and blocked roads in northern Spain and Portugal.

Russia blocking Ukraine trucks in response to protests
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:32:38 -0500

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Transport Ministry has ordered that Ukraine-registered trucks be stopped from entering in Russia, in response to growing efforts by protesters in Ukraine to block Russian trucks.

Damascus says believes some Turkish forces entered Syria
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:22:36 -0500

The Syrian government says Turkish forces were believed to be among 100 gunmen it said entered Syria on Saturday accompanied by 12 pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, in an ongoing supply operation to insurgents fighting Damascus. "The operation of supplying ammunition and weapons is continuing via the Bab al-Salama crossing to the Syrian area of Azaz," the Syrian foreign ministry said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council published by state news agency SANA. It said the pick-up trucks were "accompanied by around 100 gunmen some of whom are believed to be Turkish forces and Turkish mercenaries".

Danes mark anniversary of victims killed in gunman attacks
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:56:30 -0500

Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen and Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen, left, places flowers in front of the memorial plates of Finn Norgaard, the victim of the shooting attacks a year ago at Krudttonden in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. A gunman opened fire Feb. 14, 2015 on a Copenhagen cafe that left one person dead and three police officers wounded during a free speech event. (Lars Krabbe/ POLFOTO via AP) DENMARK OUTHELSINKI (AP) — Danes have honored the two victims of attacks by a gunman at a cultural center and synagogue a year ago in the capital, Copenhagen, with flowers, speeches and a torchlight parade.


UK band members killed after car crashes into Swedish canal
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:44:05 -0500

Divers and rescue service personnel search for the victims of the deadly car crash in the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden, late Saturday, Feb.13, 2016. Swedish police say five people have been killed when their car plunged more than 25 meters (82 feet) from a highway bridge into a canal in the capital of Stockholm. (Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via AP) SWEDEN OUTHELSINKI (AP) — Five British men, including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.


Hopes for peace as C.Africans vote in presidential run-off
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:41:52 -0500

People queue at a polling station in Bangui to vote in the Central African Republic second round of the presidential and legislative elections on February 14, 2016Voters in the Central African Republic cast their ballots Sunday in delayed legislative elections and a presidential run-off which they hope will bring peace after the country's worst sectarian violence since independence in 1960. "It's crucial that people vote today," said Paterne, a voter in his 40s, as he queued at a polling station in the capital Bangui. The two men in the close presidential race are both former prime ministers who have campaigned on promises to restore security and boost the economy in the mineral-rich but dirt-poor country.


Volkswagen managers were notified about diesel probe in May 2014: sources
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:40:18 -0500

Logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on a wheel at a showroom of AMAG in DuebendorfA high-ranking employee warned senior Volkswagen managers in May 2014 that U.S. regulators might examine car engine software as part of an investigation into pollution levels, two sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The warning came in the form of a letter, which was sent more than a year before the German carmaker's public admission that its cars had been equipped with software to manipulate emission test results, the sources said, raising questions about how much senior managers knew about the scandal. The U.S. Justice Department is suing the company for up to $46 billion for alleged violations of environmental law while regulators and prosecutors are looking to establish what role, if any, had been played by senior managers, including former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn.


US pushing Albania to enact judicial, legislative reforms
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:37:22 -0500

U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, right, meets with host Albanian President Bujar Nishani after landing at the International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Kerry, returning to the United States from a four-day trip to Germany, made a brief stop in the Albanian capital Tirana to urge the government and opposition parties to support a major package of judicial and legislative reforms. (AP Photo/ Malton Dibra)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday pushed Albania to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms, backed by U.S. money that also is intended to help the Balkan nation take in Iranian refugees from Iraq.


Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:36:08 -0500

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, visits the Kamaz vehicle plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, in the Russia's region of Tatarstan, about 700 kilometers (450 miles) east of Moscow, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. President Vladimir Putin visits the Kamaz vehicle plant to mark the 40th anniversary of its launch. Partly visible at left back is Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine.



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Mississippi Police Officer Shot in Head by Robbers
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The two suspects, who stole money out of a store before shooting Officer Derrick Couch, had their faces covered and have not been identified.









Battle Begins Over Who Should Pick Next SCOTUS Justice
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:16:05 GMT

Should President Obama, in his last 10 months in office, be allowed to appoint a justice who would likely create a liberal majority on the court?









Scalia Was 'The Most Loyal Friend I've Ever Had'
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:41:26 GMT

"He knew that democracy involves a great deal of intense debate," said Bryan Garner, who co-wrote two books with the late justice.









What Happens to the Big Supreme Court Cases Now?
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:39:27 GMT

The death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia comes as the high court has heard or will hear cases involving unions, abortion, and immigration.









Both Sides of Political Aisle Pay Tribute to Scalia
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:35:57 GMT

Chief Justice John Roberts called him "an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues."









Ranch Owner: Justice Scalia's Death Was 'Peaceful'
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:03:00 GMT

"The judge, when I found him Saturday morning, was in complete repose," said John Poindexter, the owner of Cibolo Creek Ranch in Marfa, Texas.









Trump Keeps Hitting Bush Legacy Ahead of S.C.
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:35:00 GMT

GOP front-runner Donald Trump continued attacking the legacy of George W. Bush, criticizing the former president on the court and the Iraq War.









Marco Rubio: Don't Blame George W. Bush for 9/11
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:25:38 GMT

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) blames former Pres. Bill Clinton's decision to not "take out" Osama bin Laden for the September 11th terrorist attack.









On Valentine's Day, a Different Sort of Love Story
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:22:00 GMT

Richard and Maritza Velez have been hoping to write a happy ending to a story of heart-aching separation since he found a message in a bottle in 2000.









Cruz: 'No Obligation' To Consider Supreme Court Nominee
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:43:00 GMT

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the Republican Party should make the 2016 election "a referendum on the Supreme Court."









Sparks Fly at Rowdy Republican Debate in S.C.
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:08:41 GMT

Whether it was calling people a liar, a liberal, a bully, or a loser, almost every candidate on the stage found something to say about a rival.









'Impossible' Love Story Comes True After Brush With Death
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:50:38 GMT

NBC's Kevin Tibbles reports on a love story and a wedding that seemed impossible to imagine, just one year ago.









Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dead at 79
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:47:21 GMT

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, known for his fiery comments on and off the bench, has died at age 79.









Arctic Blast Smashes Records, Grips Northeast
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:43:56 GMT

More than 38 million people from the Plains into the Midwest and East Coast were under winter-storm warnings or advisories.









City Ravaged by Violence Awaits Pope Visit With Hope
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:26:00 GMT

For residents, the Pope's visit to Jurez affirms the change that has begun transforming a city that has suffered from drug-related violence.









Civilian Casualties Hit New Record High in Afghanistan
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:58:40 GMT

Increasingly desperate fighting between Western-backed government forces and insurgent groups meant more noncombatants are being caught in the crossfire.









See the Cute Way This Otter Celebrates Valentine's
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:25:00 GMT

Yutan delighted visitors at the Yokohama Hakkeijima aquarium in Japan.









Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Girlfriend, 2 Kids
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:13:01 GMT

A four-day manhunt culminated with the capture of Michael Sykes, who is accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and two of her kids at a Staten Island hotel.









This Company Delivers Gas to Your Car on Demand
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:38:00 GMT

Low prices are making a trip to the gas station a lot less painful for most Americans these days, but one company is making it even easier by bringing the gas right to its customers.









One Dead, One Critical After ATV Falls Through Hole in Ice
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:25:19 GMT

The ATV fell into a hole that had been cut in the lake for a "polar plunge" event.










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Pope calls for peace in gang-striken Mexico City suburb

Pope Francis referenced the devil when preaching against the drug-fueled murders, kidnappings and violence that are a daily fact of life in the Ecatepec suburb.

Voters at polls in Central African Republic, hoping to end violence

Sunday's run-off election is between two Christian candidates, both promising to end the Christian-Muslim sectarian violence that has divided the country.

Kia Sorento vs. Honda CR-V: Which crossover SUV comes out on top?

The Kia Sorento and Honda CR-V are both aimed right at the families who need the space to cart people and gear, and are more concerned with safety than sporty manners. Which one's better for you?

Simplicity isn't always simple

In the developing world, people rarely desire simplicity. In affluent societies, simplicity is a lifestyle enabled by complexity.

Antonin Scalia: his life and legacy

The Supreme Court Justice's iconic originalist readings divided Americans, but his intelligence, charm, and knack for separating life from work won him friends on all sides. 

On this Valentine's Day, science proves to imitate love – and vice versa

Decades after its origin, the phenomenon of quantum entanglement, in which two particles are intimately linked beyond circumstance, has recently been proven by several separate studies. 

Can cell phones help detect earthquakes?

A new app developed by University of California Berkeley scientists allows researchers to take data from its users in the event of an earthquake. That data could eventually lead to an improved seismic early warning system.

Free-range education: Why the unschooling movement is growing

A once-utopian idea – allowing kids to ‘discover’ their own education path while learning at home – goes mainstream. 

 

How Scalia's death could change Supreme Court and the election

Antonin Scalia was a conservative giant on the Supreme Court. His death will affect this Supreme Court term, the future balance of the court, and the presidential election. 

Want to fight climate change? Eat more beans.

The food we choose to eat makes up a big part of our carbon footprint. Pulses, which include common beans, chickpeas, faba beans, dried peas and lentils, have an extraordinary range of nutritional and environmental benefits.  

Finding our educational path

A Christian Science perspective: A response to the Monitor Weekly’s cover story about a new trend on educating children.

Your money is safer today than it was 10 years ago

You may not feel financially secure, but the 2008 financial crisis prompted several reforms that are helping you keep more of your hard-earned cash. 

Dress to impress for less: Five ways to save on a new work wardrobe

Giving your work wardrobe a refresh early in the year is a great idea - and there are ways to update your closet without overextending your budget. 

To enlist Iran's youth, Islamic Republic adds a nationalist pitch

Glorified religious sacrifice, a staple of the regime's efforts to secure its citizens' support, is giving way to an updated appeal to Iran's youth.

Grammy Awards 2016: Here's who will win at this year's ceremony

Will Kendrick Lamar or Taylor Swift take the album of the year prize? Will Ed Sheeran pick up the prize for record of the year for his song 'Thinking Out Loud'? Check out who's most likely to win.

Antonin Scalia remembered as tireless advocate of Constitutional originalism

Supreme Court Justice  Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday, made his mark as the high court's most disputatious conservative.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies: Who will appoint a new justice?

Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed on Saturday. Obama will face a stiff battle to win Senate confirmation of a nominee to replace Scalia.

Truce hopes dimming in Syria as Russia expresses doubt

The Russian foreign minister put the chances of the truce actually occurring at less than fifty percent.

Apple Music hits 11 million subscribers: Why Spotify isn't worried

Apple Music breaks another record, but if investors were waiting for an industry upheaval, it hasn't happened. Spotify is still dominant and multiple business models have had success in the streaming music industry. 

This Valentine's Day, what do women want? Not flowers

Flowers are a mixed bag where Valentine's Day gifts are concerned, according to a new poll.

Amid peace talks, Is the military situation in Syria escalating?

On Saturday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey was ready to supply ground troops to fight in Syria. Saudi Arabia is looking to launch airstrikes into Syria.

Eric Garner's daughter backs Bernie. Will ad win over black voters?

Erica Garner stars in a new four-minute campaign ad for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in an effort to spread Sanders's millennial success across all races. 

Obama’s ‘aggressive’ national monument strategy irks some in West

The reaction to Obama's use of executive powers to create three new national monuments highlights the shifts in thinking around Western land as sacred vs. land as a commodity. 

Bug's eye view: How a zigzag flight helps wasps navigate home

Wasps take distinctive test flights before leaving their nest for the day, to identify visual cues that will lead them back home after a day of foraging. 

What to watch for in Saturday's Republican debate

As six Republican candidates prepare for the South Carolina primary, Saturday night debate viewers should watch for fights on topics as different as immigration policy and personal character.

How your credit score can impact your job search

Can a low credit score keep you from landing your dream job? The answer is complicated. 

Burundi government sponsors mass protests against Rwanda

The protests are part of an escalation in tension with Burundi's neighbors since a disputed election put its leader in power for a third term.

Are women better coders than men?

Women's code is accepted more often on open-source software site GitHub – as long as their gender is unknown. So why doesn't Silicon Valley have more female programmers?

Calling mom: Why Jeb Bush's campaign is now a family affair

Jeb Bush seeks to build on his rebound in New Hampshire by opening up his family tree – and two generations of successful campaign winners – in the South Carolina primary. 

Air pollution blamed for 5.5 million deaths annually. What are India, China doing?

India and China together see more than half of the annual deaths from air pollution, but they're working to change that.

Lettuce and tattoos? Whole Foods revamps for Millennial shoppers

Whole Foods is opening a new chain of stores called '365.' Attracting the Millennial market could be a power play to capitalize on an expansive demographic just starting to come into financial stability.

Medvedev accuses west of restarting Cold War

Russia's Prime Minister was speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

Big Chill in the Northeast: What's behind it and how to cope

The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.S. this weekend.

Equity crowdfunding: Cool concept, but should you invest?

Equity crowdfunding gives small investors a chance to participate in the launching and funding of new businesses, and, theoretically at least, share in their successes. But think carefully before taking part. 

Fresh water crisis: Four billion people face water scarcity, says study

Scientists from the Netherlands suggest four billion people face water scarcity, twice the number previously expected. But the authors say this accurate assessment is important, because it sets the stage for real progress. 

Ted Cruz on immigration: How his views have shifted

The change of heart on immigration reflects Ted Cruz's small but important shift to the right on one of the presidential race's hottest issues.

Shiite leader demands political reform in Iraq

Moqtada al-Sadr, who rose to prominence as a militia leader in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, called on the Iraqi government to move forward on stalled reforms.

Kerry calls out Russia over Ukraine, Syria

The US Secretary of State said Russia was violating international custom by staging military interventions.

What happens if Donald Trump wins big in South Carolina?

Despite Palmetto State polling, establishment insiders still think Donald Trump won't grab the nomination, but, if so, when will he stop winning?

Readers write: good people of Iowa; Ventura and Trump; immigrant faces

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How to build a plane that never needs to land
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:08:09 GMT

Solar power's the thing

The British military is reportedly set to purchase two planes that can fly for months on end without needing to land. These large solar-powered “Zephyr” drones would likely be sent to carry out long-term surveillance missions and could constantly monitor an area with high-quality imagery. They could also be used to provide mobile and internet communication signals in remote areas, to support ground missions, and even conduct long-term research projects.…

Earthquake-sensing smartphone app fires off early alerts of disaster
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:33:05 GMT

Whole lotta shakin' going on

There's a new smartphone app that could save your life by giving an early warning of an impending earthquake.…

Coding is more important than Shakespeare, says VC living in self-contained universe
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:03:11 GMT

Khosla joins list of people it's really worth not listening to

Close on the heels of Marc Andreessen's anti-colonialism comments about India, a second billionaire Silicon Valley VC has exploded his ego all over the internet.…

'Adobe Creative Cloud update ate my backup!'
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:52:36 GMT

Photoshop giant pulls download after directories go missing

How about this for bizarre bug of the week: the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud deletes the first hidden directory in root directories on Macs.…

iPhones clock-blocked and crocked by setting date to Jan 1, 1970
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:52:22 GMT

Cupertino's amazing software quality showcased once again

Watch out: setting the time and date on an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod to January 1, 1970, may brick the thing.…

This is what it looks like when your website is hit by nasty ransomware
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:46:20 GMT

How depressing: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy hijacked

Malware appears to have hijacked the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)'s website – and held it to ransom.…

Brit spies can legally hack PCs and phones, say Brit spies' overseers
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:26:01 GMT

So that's that, then

Blighty's spying nerve center GCHQ has a license to hack computers and devices at will, a UK intelligence oversight court has ruled.…

If you're going to protect people's privacy, protect our profits, too – US broadband biz to FCC
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:48:12 GMT

We need ways to snoop, er, innovate

Groups representing telcos, cable operators, and wireless carriers are pressing the FCC on its plans for privacy protections in the US.…

Free science journal library gains notoriety, lands injunctions
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:22:05 GMT

Sci-Hub loses domains and Twitter account wobbles

A repository of 47 million research papers is playing a game of internet cat-and-mouse with publisher Elsevier.…

PBX phone system hacking nets crooks $50 million over four years
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:28:08 GMT

Dial G for guilty – one miscreant admits laundering role

A bloke has admitted laundering millions of dollars for hackers who ripped off US companies by hacking into their telephone systems.…

Louisville says yes to Google Fiber. Funny story: AT&T, TWC didn't want that to happen
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:16:12 GMT

Surprise, surprise

The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has approved a plan to bring Google Fiber service to residents and businesses.…

Get out of mi casa, Picasa: Google photo site to join Wave, Code, Reader in silicon hell
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:55:37 GMT

Estás muerto para mi

Google will shut down Picasa on May 1. Any pictures stored in the online album service will be moved to Google Photos automatically.…

Reluctant Wikipedia lifts lid on $2.5m internet search engine project
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:58:06 GMT

It simply ain't true – until Mr Wales publicly denies it

The Wikimedia Foundation has finally disclosed details of its controversial Knowledge Engine grant – and it confirms that Wikipedia is getting seriously into search, despite Jimmy Wales' categorical denial that WMF is “doing a Google”.…

HPE is going to unleash a Machine on us. Here's how it might play out
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:38:06 GMT

The decomposable infrastructure endpoint and our route into its gaping maw

Comment At the far end of HPE's storage and compute strategy is the Machine, the dynamically composable infrastructure thing with separately scalable compute, memory/storage and networking resources. It has a huge flat and persistent memory space – storage class memory (SCM) – using Memristor technology.…

De-anonymising data should be a criminal offence, says MPs report
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:04:06 GMT

Although that could be a bit of a problem under the new EU rules...

A Parliamentary report has called on the government to make the identifying of individuals by de-anonymising data a criminal offence.…

Mobile: DevOps for IT shops. Minus the upheaval
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:32:07 GMT

First step on a thousand-mile journey

For those languishing in the doldrums of traditional IT, DevOps-style development offers hope. Or would, if you weren’t too scared to try it.…

Want AWS Lambda without the Amazon lock-in? Meet Project Kratos
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:07:05 GMT

Iron.io announces project to beat cloud lock-in; but is it that easy?

Iron.io, a San Francisco company which has recently secured $11.5 million venture capital funding, has announced Project Kratos, which "will enable enterprises to run AWS Lambda functionality in any cloud provider, as well as on-premise," according to the project description.…

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The gargantuan Gatsby
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:29:04 GMT

South African supersized spicy steak sarnie

It's February, and the weather's crap this side of the equator, so travel with us if you will to South Africa's sunny Cape Town for a wobbly dining experience so substantial it's more of a team sport than a post-pub dining exercise.…

The field at the centre of the universe: Cambridge's outdoor pulsar pusher
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:15:54 GMT

Radio astronomy, sheds and high-explosive ordnance

Geek's Guide to Britain A field full of bits of old wire and an abandoned garden shed: it doesn't look like the place where Nobel prize-wining research was conducted, pushing the frontier of radio astronomy.…

Google wins High Court fight with StreetMap over search results self-pluggery
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:37:06 GMT

Dominant? Yes. Abusive? No, rules the judge

Google has won a High Court case brought by StreetMap over anticompetitive business practices, one of several in the legal pipeline.…

Philae comet lander officially dead
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:21:09 GMT

Chances of communication 'close to zero'

Scientists have glumly concluded that the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is almost certainly dead, and have given up trying to contact the spacecraft.…

Skype users were targeted by bad-ad pushing Angler crooks
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:58:12 GMT

But fear not – the taint has now been purged

Cybercrooks have been caught running booby-trapped ads on Skype to redirect users towards an Angler exploit kit trap.…

Microsoft seller Trustmarque seeks private equity sugar daddy
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:43:11 GMT

Appoints William Blair to run the process for £200m sales firm

Exclusive Trustmarque is erecting a for sale sign outside corporate HQ as the management team looks for a new private equity backer to fund a buy-out.…

National Pupil Database engorged to 20 million individual kids' records
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:17:36 GMT

Massive population-wide pupil data slurp also available to private sector

The UK Department for Eduction has enlarged its mega database containing sensitive personal pupil information to nearly 20 million individual records, according to a Freedom of Information response.…

HPE StorServe flash capacity boost coming
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:02:09 GMT

Near enough 8TB SSDs on the way

At a briefing with HPE’s Chris Johnson, VP and general manager for EMEA, we found out that the company’s 3PAR arrays are in line to receive a flash capacity boost to around 8TB per SSD.…

Ofcom spent 10m in past 2 years desperately lobbing away sueballs
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:45:16 GMT

Does regulator have time to make policy?

Updated Communications regulator Ofcom spent nearly £10m over the last two years fighting off legal threats by providers, according to a Freedom of Information response.…

When it comes to spaffing your login creds, Android biz apps are the business
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:06:47 GMT

300% better at it than non-business apps

Business apps for Android are three times more likely to leak login credentials than the average app, according to a new study by security firm NowSecure.…

Argos offers 'buy now pay in 3 months' deal
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:44:28 GMT

Reg reader enjoys deferred payment and free shopping voucher

If you're one of the estimated 96 per cent of Brits who lives within 10 miles of an Argos outlet,* then you've probably enjoyed the in-store tablet-based catalogue shopping experience, browsing and purchasing goods for immediate collection from the front counter.…

Send tortuous stand-up ‘nine-thirty’ meetings back to the dark ages
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:04:08 GMT

They’re almost medieval anyway

Something for the Weekend, Sir? It begins with a murmur. Despite my best attempts to ignore it for as long as possible, the indistinct mumbling gradually becomes intelligible, forcing me to pay attention.…

IT's Holy Grail, but is DevOps a Poisoned Chalice for sysadmins?
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:37:05 GMT

A journey without end...

DevOps is 2016’s tech holy grail – unified development and operations, both working to deliver what the business needs, quickly, reliably, and adaptably. Done well, DevOps transforms the way organisations work; it helps break down barriers between tech teams, and between technology and the rest of the business.…

Big data lakes? Too many ponds, that’s the problem
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:23:04 GMT

Everyone says they'll go big, then puts together a bunch of small silos

In recent chats I had with end users and vendors I found a common pattern that made me think about Big Data analytics and how data is collected, organized and analysed in many organisations. This is also, I think, an explanation for the slow growth of some Big Data companies and slower than expected ROI in some Big Data investments.…

Portworx puts storage into containers for your data centre pleasure
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:12:01 GMT

Early edition of product is aimed at DevOps folk

The container movement developers missed out storage, unlike their shipping container cousins – but startup Portworx has put storage in a dedicated container for use by other containers.…

Indonesian comms ministry orders 'gay emoji' block
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:44:10 GMT

First they came for the local IM services, then they came for the world's

Indonesia has joined Russia with a crackdown on emoji that depict gay, lesbian, bisexual or transexual people.…

When asked 'What's a .CNT file?' there's a polite way to answer
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:20:08 GMT

And then there's the Reg reader way, as used on a chap who 'lost my blue E'

On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, the weekly feature in which we share readers' experiences on help desks or out in the field fixing things.…

Scariest climate change prediction yet: More time to eat plane food
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:03:05 GMT

Boffins predict jet streams to strengthen, which will mean longer trans-Atlantic flights

Increasingly powerful transatlantic jet streams thanks could by 2050 add a global 2000 hours of extra flight time, says a University of Reading study.…

Depressed? Desperate for a ciggie? Blame the Neanderthals
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:33:06 GMT

Prehistoric nookie has knock-on effects

It's now well established that ancient humans interbred with their Neanderthal cousins and their DNA intermingled with ours, but a new genetic analysis has shown that shagging around has had consequences.…

Computer Science grads still finding it hard to get a job
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:03:10 GMT

Skills gap? What skills gap?

Computer science grads are still finding it much harder to secure jobs than their peers in other STEM subjects, with one in 10 out of work six months after uni.…

Council IT system goes berserk, packs off kids to the wrong schools
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:31:04 GMT

Admissions software piles pressure on anxious parents

Brit families waiting to find out if their kids have been accepted into their secondary school of choice were bamboozled on Thursday by a computer blunder.…

Zero. Zilch. Nada. That's how much Netflix uses its own data centres now
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:02:10 GMT

Eight year migration ends after year spent beating up billing application

Netflix has announced it no longer does any meaningful work in its own data centres.…

Hack VMware, score US$75K. Hack Flash, get much less
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:02:04 GMT

Pwn2Own hackerfest names its targets and prizes for 2016

CanSecWest There's US$75,000 up for grabs to hackers who compromise VMware's hypervisor software in an upgraded Pwn2Own contest next month.…

Net narks phishing AlphaBay drug logins in clever redirect attack
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:04:09 GMT

If ever you wanted proof there is no honour among thieves, this scam proves it

Netcraft security man Paul Mutton says net narks have spun up a fake version of Alphabay Market, a popular darknet venue, in a bid to steal login credentials.…

You can leave your hat on, warbles Rackspace to OpenStack users
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 03:01:07 GMT

Red Hats enterprise linux OpenStack comes to former AWS-chaser's cloud

Rackspace has announced private-cloud-as-a-service running Red Hat's cut of OpenStack.…

VMware hikes vSphere prices, shrinks licence options
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:02:09 GMT

Thousand-dollar increase for vCenter instances, but you get new goodies for the price

VMware's reduced the number of vSphere packages from six to three and increased prices for the survivors.…

Dell 'struggling to raise funds for EMC gobble'
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:04:42 GMT

A falling tech market sinks all boats

Dell's US$67bn mega-merger with EMC could be in trouble, with bankers reportedly having trouble raising the funds to foot the acquisition.…

Verizon is on cloud none: Comms giant will axe two public services
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:29:15 GMT

Punters told they have until April 12 to save their data

Verizon will shut down two of its cloud services in two months' time.…

Facebook-squishing Indian regulator's next move: Open source code
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:55:36 GMT

How's that for colonialism, Andreessen?

Fresh from squashing Facebook's effort to grab the enormous India market, the sub-continent's regulator has another goal in mind: open source software.…

Used a cell phone in NYC? The cops probably tracked you
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:19:01 GMT

Report on heavy stingray use could make NYPD blue

Police in New York City used stingray mobile phone trackers on more than one thousand occasions since 2008.…

Boffins' gravitational wave detection hat trick blows open astronomy
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:37:29 GMT

A discovery to make Einstein proud

Analysis A 15-year experiment using some of the most advanced technology known to Man has picked up the first detection of a gravitational wave, the first direct measurement of black holes, and the first direct evidence of binary black holes. It has also opened up an entirely new field of astronomy.…

Uber, Taskrabbit, other Silicon Valley darlings urge Europe not to screw their business
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:41:52 GMT

47 sharing-economy outfits ask not to be limited by local laws

Uber, AirBnB, Taskrabbit and another 44 online businesses built around the "sharing economy" have written to the European Union urging politicians not to limit their development through new laws.…

Time acquires Myspace, creates 2004's most fearsome media giant
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:22:46 GMT

Social networking has-been is Joe Ripp's problem now

Time Inc. said it has acquired what's left of social networking ghost town Myspace.…


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Robots could push unemployment to 50% in 30 years, prof says - CNET
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:15:13 GMT

Technically Incorrect: A computational engineering professor paints a miserable picture of a leisured future.









Scalia's death lights up Twitter - CNET
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:16:57 GMT

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia inspires tweets from conservatives, liberals, famed names and regular Joes.









Move over, Batman: Presidential contenders hit the comics pages (pictures) - CNET
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:22:42 GMT

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton give the X-Men a run for the money in a trio of comic books.









Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, comic book heroes - CNET
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:45:56 GMT

As Sanders and Clinton battle it out in the presidential debates, they're also competing for comic book fans, as stars of their own titles. Spoiler alert: Neither of them has mutant superpowers.









Amazon shows its artsy side with 'The New Yorker Presents' series (Q&A) - CNET
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:40:45 GMT

CNET chats with two of the minds behind Amazon's first news magazine show, which debuts Tuesday.









Apple Music gains subscribers at a fast clip - CNET
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 02:44:26 GMT

Apple was late to the music streaming game, but it's gaining ground faster than rivals.









For Honor more of a 'core' game than mass market, Ubisoft says - CNET
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:32:09 GMT

Ubisoft says its swordfighting game may not break any sales records for the company.









Space graffiti discovered inside Apollo 11 command module - CNET
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:26:25 GMT

Workers at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum uncover astronauts' scribbles that haven't been seen for 40 years.









Hoopla! The inventor of basketball returns -- via hologram - CNET
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:06:17 GMT

A holographic version of Dr. James Naismith makes a cameo appearance to talk hoops during the NBA's tech summit.









Dr. Dre will star in Apple's first scripted TV series (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast Ep. 25) - CNET
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:51:42 GMT

We still can't stop talking about Tim Cook's iPhone photo, Apple TV gets new updates and Dr. Dre will be in Apple's first original TV series.









Drivemode docks your phone in the dashboard - Roadshow
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:45:45 GMT

Most of us realize our phones have better services for driving than those that come built into most car dashboards, so Drivemode demonstrates how its app works with a phone docked in the dashboard.









The 404 Show 1649: CBS News' Vladimir Duthiers, Twitter's future, gravitational ripples, Deadpool review, Firewatch (podcast) - CNET
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:40:36 GMT

Twitter's implosion, ​CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers discusses his career and, of course, Deadpool.









Before you see Deadpool in the movie, meet his cat doppelganger - CNET
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:25:13 GMT

Ryan Reynolds wishes he looked as good in the red suit as this superhero kitty does.









Xbox One and PC cross-buy will be 'platform feature,' says Phil Spencer - CNET
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:56:07 GMT

"It's good for gamers," says Xbox boss.









Crazy cat cosplay turns kitty into your favorite heroes (pictures) - CNET
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:48:07 GMT

Cats dressed as characters like Deadpool, Marty McFly and Harry Potter might be the cutest thing in fandom. But don't try this dress-up at home, unless you enjoy being scratched.









How does George R.R. Martin avoid writing? Conan has some ideas - CNET
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:40:04 GMT

The author is taking his sweet time finishing the next installment of "A Song of Ice and Fire." Thanks to a funny "Conan" video, we know why.









PSA: Hitman PS4 beta starts today, here's how to get in - CNET
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:26:21 GMT

Hitman's PlayStation 4 beta is now available; it comes to PC next week.









Dr. Dre may get R-rated in Apple's first original TV series - CNET
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:53:23 GMT

The rapper is reportedly producing a semiautobiographical show, backed by Apple, filled with sex and violence.









Quantum Break interview: 'It's the most ambitious game we've worked on' - CNET
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:34:47 GMT

Remedy discusses the challenge of uniting video games with TV.









How to keep your geek happy on Valentine's - CNET
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:20:40 GMT

Commentary: Smitten with a geek? Take care how you treat us. We love as fiercely as Vulcans but can just as easily turn into rabid Ewoks.










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LinkedIn Is Open Sourcing Their Testing Frameworks
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 03:24:00 GMT

destinyland writes: LinkedIn is open sourcing their testing frameworks, and sharing details of their revamped development process after their latest app required a year and over 250 engineers. Their new paradigm? "Release three times per day, with no more than three hours between when code is committed and when that code is available to members," according to a senior engineer on LinkedIn's blog. This requires a three-hour pipeline where everything is automated, from committing code to releasing it into production, along with automated analyses and testing. "Holding ourselves to this constraint ensures we won't revert to using manual validation to certify our releases."

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Ubisoft Talks Splitscreen and the Division
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:39:00 GMT

SlappingOysters writes: Ubisoft's next entry in the Tom Clancy series is pushing at the boundaries of three genres, mixing the RPG, the squad-based shooter and the MMO into The Division. The game features drop-in, drop-out co-op in a near-future, post-pandemic New York that seamlessly allows players to transition from PvE to PvP environments without any menus or lobbies. However, despite its co-op gameplay, The Division does not support splitscreen. Finder.com.au recently ran an extensive hands-on with the game, as well as an interview with Ubisoft Massive's creative director Magnus Jansén regarding the decision to forgo splitscreen co-op.

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Google Is Shutting Down Picasa In Favor of Photos
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:55:00 GMT

Google has been steadily migrating its resources towards the Photos ecosystem since the company first announced it at last years I/O developers conference. Today, Google announced that it will shut down Picasa. Starting May 1st, Google will start phasing out Picasa from its product lineup, moving over to Google Photos.

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Smartphones May Soon Provide Earthquake Warnings
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:14:00 GMT

sciencehabit writes: When it comes to an earthquake, just a few seconds' warning could make the difference between life and death. But many earthquake-prone countries lack the seismic networks that would give their citizens the lead time to find cover or shut down critical utilities. Now, a group of enterprising engineers is looking at a substitute network: smartphones. Using smartphones' built-in accelerometers, researchers have invented an app, released today, that they say can detect strong earthquakes seconds before the damaging seismic waves arrive. MyShake, as the app is called, could become the basis for an earthquake warning system for the world's most vulnerable regions.

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Researchers Improve Efficiency of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles By Almost 12%
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:46:00 GMT

hypnosec writes: A new study has put forward claims that by working on and improving the energy management system (EMS) that decides when the switch from 'all-electric' mode to 'hybrid' mode in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, efficiency of these vehicles can be improved by as much as 12 per cent. Researchers have shown in their lab tests that blended discharge strategies wherein power from the battery is used throughout the trip, have proven to be more efficient at minimizing fuel consumption and emissions.

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US Copyright Law Forces Wikimedia To Remove the Diary of Anne Frank
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:23:00 GMT

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation announced its removal of The Diary of Anne Frank from Wikisource, a digital library of free texts. According to the United States' Digital Millennium Copyright Act, works are protected for 95 years from the date of publication, meaning Wikimedia is not allowed to host a copy of the book before 2042. Rogers, the Legal Counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, says this is just one of the many examples of the overreach of the United States' current copyright law. He goes on to say, "Our removal serves as an excellent example of why the law should be changed to prevent repeated extensions of copyright terms."

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French Court Rules That Facebook Can Now Be Sued in France
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:41:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: A Paris court of appeal has ruled in favor of a French complainant whose account was suspended, because he linked to an image of the 1866 Gustav Courbet nude 'L'Origine du monde', currently residing at the Musee d'Orsay. The appeals court not only agreed that the user's suspension by Facebook constitutes censorship, but the ruling itself negates Facebook's insistence that all legal challenges take place in its native California.

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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Have a Pager? Do You Find It Useful?
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:59:00 GMT

New submitter Chance Callahan writes: I am starting a business, helping a friend with his own startup, and volunteering regularly with a major political campaign (#feelthebern). One thing I have noticed is that my phone likes to die at the most inconvenient times and leaves me out of touch with people. With the business I'm starting requiring clients to be able to get ahold me quickly, I have been seriously considering getting a two-way pager. It's much easier swap out a AA battery once a month then to worry "will client X be able to get ahold me in the event of an emergency?" So, Slashdot, the million dollar question is, in the age of cell phones, do you have a pager? Do you still find it useful? Do any other "dead-tech" tools still play a big role for your communications? For example, fax machines are still big in Japan, and a lot of people keep landlines, too.

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Fresh Wayland Experiences With Weston, GNOME, KDE and Enlightenment
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:18:00 GMT

jones_supa writes: Software developer Pavlo Rudyi has written a blog post about his experiences with the various desktop environments currently supporting Wayland. The results are not a big surprise, but nevertheless it is great to see the continued interest in Wayland and the ongoing work by many different parties in ensuring that Wayland will eventually be able to dominate the Linux desktop. To summarize, Pavlo found Weston to be "good," GNOME is "perfect," KDE is "bad," and Enlightenment is "good." He also created a video from his testing. Have you done any testing? What's your experience?

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iPhones Bricked By Setting Date To Jan 1, 1970
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:46:00 GMT

lightbox32 writes: Beware of a hoax circling the interwebs, which can be seen by setting your iPhone's date to January 1, 1970. Many people are reporting that doing so will brick the device. It's unclear what exactly causes the issue, but could be related to how iOS stores date and time formats. Jan. 1, 1970 is a value of zero or less than zero, which would make any process that uses a time stamp to fail. Apple is aware of the issue and is looking into it.

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UK GHCQ Is Allowed To Hack
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:09:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: A security tribunal has just decreed that hacking by the UK security agency GCHQ is legal. [The case was launched after revelations by Edward Snowden about the extent of US and UK spying. Campaigners Privacy International claimed GCHQ's hacking operations were too intrusive]. The legal challenge that they were violating European law was rejected.

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Scientists Say Goodbye to Philae Comet Lander
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:31:00 GMT

Today, scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) announced that they are saying goodbye to Philae, the comet lander that is currently perched on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it races toward the sun. According to Stephan Ulamec, Philae's project manager, "Unfortunately, the probability of Philae re-establishing contact with our team at the DLR Lander Control Center is almost zero." Philae first made history when it successfully landed on a comet in fall of 2014, but problems soon began when commands were not able to reach the robot.

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OCZ Toshiba Breaks 30 Cents Per GB Barrier With New Trion 150 SSD
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:47:00 GMT

MojoKid writes: OCZ's Trion 150 SSD is an update to the company's Trion 100, which was the first drive from OCZ to feature TLC NAND and all in-house, Toshiba-built technology. As its branding suggests, the new Trion 150 kicks things up a notch over the Trion 100, thanks to some cutting-edge Toshiba 15nm NAND flash memory and a tweaked firmware, that combined, offer increased performance and lower cost over its predecessor. In testing, the Trion 150 hits peak reads and writes well north of 500MB/sec like most SATA-based SSDs but the kicker is, at its higher densities, the drive weighs in at about 28 cents per GiB. This equates to street prices of $70 for a 240GB drive, $140 for 480GB and $270 for a 960GB version. It's good to see mainstream solid state storage costs continuing to come down.

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Did a Timer Error Change the Outcome of a Division I College Basketball Game?
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:06:00 GMT

New submitter javakah writes: Controversy has erupted from the February 10th basketball game between Boise State and Colorado State, and speculation is that a timer may have made an incorrect assumption about the number of frames per second the game was recorded in, and ultimately lead to an erroneous result. With the game tied in overtime, Boise State had the ball out-of-bounds with 0.8 seconds left on the game clock. The ball was thrown in-bounds, the shot went in, and the game clock showed that the Boise State player got the shot off with 0.4 seconds left. However there was a problem: the game clock did not start until a fraction of a second after the in-bounds player touched the ball. Referees decided to use video replay to examine whether the player had gotten the shot off within 0.8 seconds or not. To do this, they used a timer embedded in the video replay system. This embedded timer indicated that 1.3 seconds had passed between the time that the in-bounds player touched the ball and when he got the shot off. (Read more, below.)

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Google Brain Researchers Make Significant Progress On Language Modeling
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:43:00 GMT

New submitter integralclosure writes: Using neural networks, Google Brain researchers have significantly improved a computer's ability to model English (achieving extremely low perplexity score on a large dataset). Using the model they were able to generate random sentences, such as the following: 'Yuri Zhirkov was in attendance at the Stamford Bridge at the start of the second half but neither Drogba nor Malouda was able to push on through the Barcelona defence.' The sentences are generally coherent and mostly grammatically correct. Advances seem to be a replay of neural networks' dominance in the Imagenet competition.

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LibreOffice 5.1 Officially Released
published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:22:00 GMT

prisoninmate writes: After being in development for the last three months or so, LibreOffice 5.1 comes today to a desktop environment near you with some of the most attractive features you've ever seen in an open-source office suite software product, no matter the operating system used. The release highlights of LibreOffice 5.1 include a redesigned user interface for improved ease of use, better interoperability with OOXML files, support for reading and writing files on cloud servers, enhanced support for the ODF 1.2 file format, as well as additional Spreadsheet functions and features. Yesterday, even with the previous version, I was able to successfully use a moderately complex docx template without a hitch — the kind of thing that would have been a pipe-dream not too long ago.

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FAA Eases Drone Restrictions Around Washington, DC
published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:41:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes with a link to Robotics Trends, which reports that: After doubling the radius of the "no-drone zone" from 15 miles to 30 miles outside of Washington, D.C. in 2015, the FAA announced drones can now fly in the "outer ring" of the Special Flight Rules Area. This means drones can operate between a 15- to 30-mile radius outside of the nation's capitol. Drones that fly between the 15- to 30-mile radius still have to operate under specific conditions: drones must weigh less than 55 pounds, be registered and marked, fly under 400 feet, stay in the operator's line of sight, only fly in clear conditions, and avoid other aircraft.

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First Steps Towards Network Transparency For Wayland
published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:20:00 GMT

munwin99 writes: For the longest time, when bringing up Wayland a recurring question was 'what about network transparency?!' Well, Samsung's Derek Foreman has today published the set of Wayland patches for providing Wayland network transparency by pushing the Wayland protocol over TCP/IP.

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AWS Terms of Service Offer a Break If Zombie Apocalypse Occurs
published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:00:00 GMT

v3rgEz writes: Running at over 50 sections and hundreds of subsections, Amazon AWS's terms of service are somewhat exhaustive, but there's one paragraph that might catch your eye. As of yesterday's update, Amazon has added a section that nullifies restrictions on the use of their Lumberyard game platform in the event of a zombie outbreak. Pre-apocalypse, the terms of service prohibit the use of the engine to manage life-or-death situations, but being able to spin up a zombie firefight simulator at a moment's notice might come in handy. You do have to wonder, though: Does Jeff Bezos know something we don't? Lawyers typically don't approve of Easter Eggs in legal documents.

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Dell Packs Xeon and Quadro GPU In 4lb Laptop
published: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:19:00 GMT

MojoKid writes: To look at the Dell Precision 15 5510, you wouldn't know that it sits in the middle of Dell's workstation lineup. The laptop is thinner and sleeker than you might expect a workstation-class laptop to be and the premium carbon fiber palm rest gives the system a decidedly high-end vibe. Not to mention, like the XPS 15, Dell equipped this machine with its 4K IGZO Infinity Edge display that has almost no bezel on three of its sides. However, the Precision 15 5510 is actually Dell's mid-range mobile workstation that also supports Intel Xeon E3 processors and NVIDIA's Quadro M1000 series GPUs. It's essentially a mobile workstation version of Dell's XPS 15 line but along with an NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive, delivers professional grade performance and the pro app certifications that go with it. Compared to Lenovo's ThinkPad W550 line, the Precision 15 is a more sleek, stylish machine and in testing it packs more punch as well. Lenovo may already have their Skylake Xeon refresh in the works for the ThinkPad W series, however.

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While You Were Offline: Kanye West Has the Best Tweets of All Time! OF ALL TIME!
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:00:50 GMT

While You Were Offline: Kanye West Has the Best Tweets of All Time! OF ALL TIME!

Is Mercury in cyber-retrograde or something? Because this week the Internet was even weirder than usual. Catch up on everything that happened here.

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Security News This Week: The Government Wants to Listen In on Your Smart Home
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:00:31 GMT

Security News This Week: The Government Wants to Listen In on Your Smart Home

The Internet of Things is connecting your home via gadgets that are always listening. This week the government admits it wants in.

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Giving Your Boo Your Password Is Dumb. Do This Instead
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:00:22 GMT

Giving Your Boo Your Password Is Dumb. Do This Instead

Here are eight subscriptions, from Spotify to Amazon, you can share with your loved one without sharing your password.

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Unravel, a Game About a Yarn Person, Tries Way Too Hard
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:30:33 GMT

Unravel, a Game About a Yarn Person, Tries Way Too Hard

Unravel really tries. But it doesn't quite have it. The adventure, starring the mascot-ready Yarny, goes for resonant, but is mostly unremarkable.

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It’s Hard Out There for a New Emoji
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:23:16 GMT

It’s Hard Out There for a New Emoji

It's all but impossible to rank emoji, and difficult for new ones to break into our favorites...but that's not going to stop us from charting it all.

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New Clues to the Mystery of How Our Brains Keep Time
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:00:41 GMT

New Clues to the Mystery of How Our Brains Keep Time

The same brain cells that track location in space appear to also count beats in time. The research suggests that our thoughts may take place on a mental space-time canvas.

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Space Photos of the Week: A Diva Star’s Gotta Shine
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:00:41 GMT

Space Photos of the Week: A Diva Star’s Gotta Shine

Space photos of the week, February 7 – 13, 2016.

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Music Can’t Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:00:29 GMT

Music Can’t Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet

The web has made music paradoxically both more durable and more ephemeral.

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Every Galaxy Needs More Than Three People of Color
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:00:23 GMT

Every Galaxy Needs More Than Three People of Color

In the latest "Geek's Guide to the Galaxy" podcast the panel discusses the need for greater diversity in science fiction.

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This New Animated Lego Star Wars Short Looks Legit
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:27:29 GMT

This New Animated Lego Star Wars Short Looks Legit

Check out a preview for Disney XD's new Lego Star Wars short here.

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Instagram Rabbit Hole: Snake Wranglin’ and a Moody Orange
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:36:30 GMT

Instagram Rabbit Hole: Snake Wranglin’ and a Moody Orange

This week photographer Adam Voorhes discovers the best Instagram has to offer.

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SoCalGas Plugs the Massive Porter Ranch Methane Leak—For Now
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:53:03 GMT

SoCalGas Plugs the Massive Porter Ranch Methane Leak—For Now

The cloud of methane is temporarily controlled, and a permanent fix is on the way.

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Game|Life Podcast: It’s Finally Safe for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Spoilers
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:35:36 GMT

Game|Life Podcast: It’s Finally Safe for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Spoilers

What's the point of last year's game "Everybody's Gone to the Rapture"? WIRED editors take a deep dive into this spiritual, uplifting game.

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Ubersnap Prints Out Your GIFs. Yes, Prints
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:20:32 GMT

Ubersnap Prints Out Your GIFs. Yes, Prints

GIFS, but IRL.

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Don’t Set Your iPhone Back to 1970, No Matter What
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:03:21 GMT

Don’t Set Your iPhone Back to 1970, No Matter What

The trolls have gone retro.

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Don’t Hit the Slopes Without These Essential Apps
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:55:23 GMT

Don’t Hit the Slopes Without These Essential Apps

You'll need your skiis, goggles, boots...and your phone.

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The Physics of OK Go’s Epic New Zero-G Video
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:55:05 GMT

The Physics of OK Go’s Epic New Zero-G Video

OK Go has created another epic video. This one involves a zero g environment inside of an aircraft. Here' how it works.

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The ‘Jane Test,’ a New Way to Tell if Your Scripts Are Sexist
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:53:51 GMT

The ‘Jane Test,’ a New Way to Tell if Your Scripts Are Sexist

Inspired by one enterprising script doctor, we've come up with an easy way for writers to avoid writing bad female characters. It's called The Jane Test.

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Uber Gets Money from a Russian Billionaire Because Global Domination
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:30:39 GMT

Uber Gets Money from a Russian Billionaire Because Global Domination

LetterOne, an investment vehicle from Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, has made a strategic $200 million investment in Uber.

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Asics Buys Runkeeper in Another Shoe and Software Team-Up
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:21:05 GMT

Asics Buys Runkeeper in Another Shoe and Software Team-Up

The fitness apps are going fast.

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Justin Timberlake Dances "The Carlton" With Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's Alfonso Ribeiro Again
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:44:00 GMT

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake rocked his body to "The Carlton"...with Carlton...again! During the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Saturday, the...

Day in the NYFW Life: Carine Roitfeld Goes From Yoga to Alex Wang to Leonardo DiCaprio
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:14:00 GMT

Carine Roitfeld, ESC: A Day In The LifeNew York Fashion Week is the most hectic time of year for style editors. For Carine Roitfeld, founder and director of CR Fashion Book, it seems like a walk in a beautifully trimmed, expertly...

Please Ease Ray Romano's Mother's Fears and Recognize Him in HBO's Vinyl
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:00:00 GMT

Vinyl, Ray RomanoRay Romano is a little worried. Well, really his mom has a little worried you won't recognize him in HBO's Vinyl. Please recognize Ray Romano. The Emmy-winning star of Everybody...

Kanye West Takes Part in Rap Battle on SNL as New Album The Life of Pablo Is Finally Released
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:37:00 GMT

Kanye West, SNLKanye West has finally released his new album The Life of Pablo after a slight delay and rapped parts of it on NBC's SNL, including what has become one of the record's breakout...

Leonardo DiCaprio & Rihanna Spotted at NYC Nightclub a Year After Romance Rumors
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:35:28 GMT

Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprioHave Leo and RiRi reunited? Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna were both spotted outside the Up & Down nightclub in New York City Friday night, almost a year after the two first sparked...

Trista Sutter, Chris Harrison and More Bachelor Nation Stars Offer Jade and Tanner Advice on Life After Their Televised Wedding
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Bachelor, Bachelor Weddng"It's not all helicopters and volcano tours after you go home." Ain't that the truth! While The Bachelor franchise has aired a collective 26 seasons, only seven marriages...

Tyler Henry Discovers the Surprising Connection Between Ross Mathew's Late Father and Disney's Bambi: ''How Did He Know?!''
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Hollywood Medium 103Tyler Henry is dead on yet again. In this clip from tonight's all-new episode of Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry, Ross Mathews is shocked and amazed when Tyler mentions the...

Designer Dossier: Jonathan Simkhai, the Taylor Swift of Fashion
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Bella Thorne, Jonathan SimkhaiModels adore him, reality stars love him (looking at you, Kim K!) and he's got a CFDA award that proves the fashion elite like him too. He's basically the Taylor Swift of the fashion...

Did Jimmy Kimmel Just Reveal the Name of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Baby?
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, NAACP Image AwardsJimmy Kimmel is spreading rumors. The late night funny man hosted last night's MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Lionel Richie. While introducing John Legend's...

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Leave New York: A Timeline of Their Relationship and What's Next
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Khloe Kardashian, Lamar OdomWhat's going on between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom? The 31-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the 36-year-old former NBA player spent a whirlwind mini-vacation in...

No Date, No Problem: Spend Valentine's Day With These 20 Movies About Forbidden Love
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Claire Danes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Romeo and JulietAh, February 14. The day when, no matter how far down you scroll through your Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram feeds, there is no escape from the endless shots of flowers, chocolates, giant teddy...

Happy Valentine's Day! Ryan Reynolds, Kylie Jenner and More Stars Share Their Romantic Holiday Plans
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Ryan Reynolds, Kylie JennerIt's time for Cupid to perform his magic! Valentine's Day has arrived forcing many couples to step up to the plate and deliver plenty of heartfelt, special plans with their...

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2016 Cover Girls Revealed: Introducing Ronda Rousey, Ashley Graham & Hailey Clauson
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:45:00 GMT

Ronda Rousey, Sports IllustratedNot one but three women will be gracing the cover of the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, each with a very different body type. E! News has learned three separate covers will be...

Miranda Lambert "Definitely in Love" With Boyfriend Anderson East and "Looking Forward to the Future"
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:24:49 GMT

Miranda Lambert, Anderson EastLove is definitely in the air for these country superstars! As couples across the country prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day, we feel more than confident in telling you that Miranda...

NYFW Review: Nicole Miller Fall 2016 Was a Frozen Tundra of Fashion
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:19:00 GMT

Nicole MillerWe could write a lengthy fashion review of Nicole Miller's fall 2016 collection, complete with the hits and misses, picturesque analogies and beautiful descriptions of the clothes, makeup,...

Selena Gomez Reacts to Kanye West's Controversial Lyrics About Taylor Swift
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 23:34:51 GMT

Selena Gomez, Kany WestWe're thinking it may be safe to put Selena Gomez on Team Taylor Swift right about now. When Kanye West dropped songs from his new album T.L.O.P. late last week, much attention was...

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Set to Spend Valentine's Day Together With Family and Friends in Montana
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:40:24 GMT

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, SAG Awards, 2014Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are continuing to put family first, especially during major holidays. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, E! News has learned the Hollywood...

Total Divas' Rosa Mendes Gives Birth! See the First Photo of the WWE Star's Baby Daughter Jordan
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:47:00 GMT

Rosa Mendes, InstagramAnd baby makes three! Total Divas star Rosa Mendes received a special early Valentine's Day gift today when she welcomed her first child with fianc Bobby Schubenski, a baby girl...

Zayn Malik Dyes His Hair Pink, Just in Time for Valentine's Day
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:03:00 GMT

Zayn Malik, Pink HairWell someone's already in the Valentine's Day spirit! Zayn Malik got zany with his hair again, debuting a new look on his Twitter page Saturday. The former One Direction singer...

Neil Patrick Harris Shares a "Dick Pic" to Celebrate Instagram Milestone
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:52:00 GMT

Neil Patrick HarrisVery naughty, Neil Patrick Harris! The 42-year-old How I Met Your Mother alum posted on his Instagram page Saturday a special photo celebrating a major social media...


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Poll: S.C. voters making top choices clear
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:30:00 -0500

New CBS News Battleground Tracker shows which Democratic and Republican candidates are in control in the key primary state

Sanders' plan to flip Clinton's super delegates
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:31:29 -0500

Vermont senator told "Face the Nation" he is already talking to the key Democratic officials; also discusses his lagging support with African Americans

Officials debating autopsy of Antonin Scalia
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:25:42 -0500

Body of 79-year-old Supreme Court Justice moved from resort where he was found, as talk on his legacy and replacement heats up

Boy gives all 900 girls in his school some flowers
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:57:14 -0500

Utah high school senior worked 3 jobs because he didn't want any of the ladies to leave school empty handed for Valentine's Day

Supreme Court justices emotional after Scalia's death
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:32:00 -0500

The current and former justices who served with Scalia offered moving tributes to their colleague

Mississippi cop shot in head during robbery investigation
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:53:49 -0500

Officials say two masked men were being sought after robbery across the street from a police station

"Deadpool" annihilates R-rated records at the box office
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:47:52 -0500

Profane superhero movie's $135 million debut smashes the old "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Matrix Reloaded" opening records

A gathering of polar bears
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:50:28 -0500

Along the western shore of Canada's Hudson Bay, polar bears arrive in droves to wait for sea ice to freeze over so their hunting season may begin

Turkey, Saudis threaten ground troops in Syria
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:42:07 -0500

Iran, with its military "advisers" already inside the country, warns Saudis against move; diplomatic truce hopes fade

Northeast freeze is "life threatening," officials warn
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:32:59 -0500

Valentine's Day for millions marked by temps that could feel as low as minus-30 in New York City and nearby

Gas deal lands Israeli leader before Supreme Court
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:18:38 -0500

Unprecedented appearance by a prime minister before Israel's highest court amid accusations Netanyahu used high-handed tactics to bypass opponents

Dozens of vehicles involved in deadly I-78 pileup
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:07:07 -0500

Sub-zero temps and a sudden "white out" snow squall along roadway near Fredricksberg, Pa., lead to massive chain-reaction crash

Photos of the week
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:24:48 -0500

The most compelling photos from the week's news, February 6-12, 2016, a woman in a bottle, a rampaging elephant and the New Hampshire primary

​First families: A reunion of presidential relatives
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:07:11 -0500

The Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival has become an annual meeting place for progeny of our nation's chief executives

Ex-priest accused of 1960s murder had compassionate reputation
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:04:47 -0500

John Feit worked in downtown Phoenix with food-pantry volunteers and even raised money to buy a house for a needy family

​Three classic romantic movies for Valentine's Day
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:28:21 -0500

Critic David Edelstein suggests three films about having to jump through a lot of hoops to learn the meaning of love

Passions and longings
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:08:50 -0500

To celebrate Valentine's Day, a collection of images from memorable romantic films

Top Democrat blasts Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:47:01 -0500

White House proposals would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million

Pope in Mexico: "With the devil, there is no dialogue"
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:14:31 -0500

Pontiff stops in crime-riddled suburb of Mexico City with murder rate of women so high government issued a special alert there

​Paul Reiser on "irritating" Valentine's Day
published: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:54:41 -0500

Says forgetting to mark the romantic holiday can be bad, but remembering it is not that much better

Antonin Scalia 1936-2016
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 22:03:34 -0500

The Supreme Court Justice was known for his intellect and his uncompromising advocacy of conservative opinions and an "originalist" view of the Constitution

​XOXO: Is writing love letters a lost art?
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:21:55 -0500

Romantic messages may not die out as long as there are romantics, but text messaging and email are definitely game-changers

Nature: Preening wild turkeys
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 16:26:36 -0500

On this Valentine's Day, "Sunday Morning" visits Pinnacles National Park in California, where wild male turkeys are looking for love

One man's museum of love
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:32:31 -0500

Steve Hartman shows how we can celebrate love in any number of ways

Titans of Mavericks surfing competition
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:31:20 -0500

Two dozen surfers took up the challenge of the prestigious big-wave surfing contest at Half Moon Bay, California

​The tenacious Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:14:47 -0500

The veteran songwriter teamed up with the vocal powerhouse for the haunting, Oscar-nominated song, "'Til It Happens to You"

Eat your heart out with these sexy desserts
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:25:31 -0500

Could dessert possibly be better than sex?

​Chris Isaak sings his heart out
published: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:22:17 -0500

For more than 30 years, the singer has been crooning about bad breakups and lost love with a signature sound that's part rock, part Elvis, and almost all seductive

America's favorite guns
published: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:35:11 -0500

These are the bestselling firearms in the U.S., according to the ATF and GunBroker.com

Donald Trump clears up his Bush-9/11 debate remarks
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:29:29 -0500

The leading GOP presidential candidate joined "Face the Nation" to recap his "best performance" yet at a debate after a raucous night

Poll: Who won the CBS News Republican debate?
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:12:04 -0500

CBS News conducted an overnight survey of Republican and independent voters who watched Saturday night's debate, and a surprise winner emerged

Rubio breaks down his well-liked debate performance
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:34:17 -0500

The Florida senator joined "Face the Nation" and talked about Ted Cruz "making things up," as well as the road ahead for his campaign

How did the candidates do in the CBS News Republican debate?
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:56:30 -0500

Nancy Cordes breaks down the winners and losers of the ninth Republican debate with Steve Chaggaris, Leslie Sanchez, Nick Thompson and Rick Davis

Fact-checking Ted Cruz on election-year Supreme Court confirmations
published: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:47:30 -0500

Texas senator said there's been an 80-year tradition of not confirming a Supreme Court justice in an election year; see his exchange with debate moderator John Dickerson about that claim

​The polar bear capital of the world
published: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:33:00 -0500

Residents of Churchill, Manitoba share their frontier town with the world's largest land predator