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Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:31:10 GMT

Mrs. Clinton’s team is gathering insights into Mr. Trump’s personality to pinpoint weaknesses, but he prefers a freewheeling approach to avoid sounding “scripted or phony.”

The 2016 Race: There’s a Way to See How Much Donald Trump’s Nomination Has Cost the G.O.P.
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:31 GMT

He is no “generic” Republican, as survey results showed when it became clear he would secure the nomination.

On Washington: Harry Reid and Koch Brothers Wage Proxy War for a Nevada Senate Seat
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:24 GMT

The battle to choose Mr. Reid’s successor is pitting him against Charles G. and David H. Koch, who are trying to flip a Democratic seat and help Republicans seal control of the Senate.

Dilma Rousseff, Huma Abedin, Gene Wilder: Your Tuesday Briefing
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:44:25 GMT

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

New York Today: New York Today: All Eyes on Tennis
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:21:45 GMT

Tuesday: The U.S. Open begins, more superb weather, and equal prize money in Grand Slams.

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After His Latest Sexting Scandal
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:43:33 GMT

The former congressman was said to have exchanged sexual messages with a woman last year, four years after a similar scandal cost him his political career.

Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin and Sexting
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:59:00 GMT

After two earlier sexting scandals, Mr. Weiner did not vanish from public life. This time, his wife, Ms. Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top aide, is separating from him.

Anthony Weiner’s Latest Sexting Scandal: Here’s What We Know
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:41:35 GMT

The wife of the former congressman from New York announced their separation in the wake of reports he had exchanged sexual messages with a woman last year.

Apple Must Pay Billions for Tax Breaks in Ireland, E.U. Orders
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:29:09 GMT

The decision by the European commissioner for competition ramps up trans-Atlantic tensions over how much companies with global operations should pay to countries where they do business.

Israel Quietly Legalizes Pirate Outposts in the West Bank
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:25 GMT

The retroactive legalization is seen by anti-settlement groups as a methodical effort by the government to change the map by entrenching the outposts that spread like fingers across it.

Your Daily Mini Crossword
published: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:18:20 GMT

Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

‘The Market Is Saturated’: Brooklyn’s Rental Boom May Turn Into a Glut
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:24:51 GMT

With 19 residential towers under construction or recently finished in just one section of the borough, developers worry about oversupply.

Eat Well: Why Your Granola Is Really a Dessert
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:03 GMT

Most people think granola is a health food. But commercial varieties of it are often loaded with enough added sugar to rival a slice of chocolate cake.

Ask Well: Exercises to Strengthen Bones
published: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:33:06 GMT

High-impact activities like sprinting and jumping are best at increasing bone density, studies say, but there are benefits from brisk walking and even whole-body vibration platforms.

Shooting Scares Show a Nation Quick to Fear the Worst
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:40:20 GMT

False alarms around the country indicate that Americans are primed, when they hear a loud bang or see signs of panic, to think in terms of mass killings.

Paid $75,000 to Love a Brand on Instagram. But Is It an Ad?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:00:20 GMT

Companies are spending big to have celebrities praise their products to millions of social media followers, raising questions about disclosure rules.

How 12 EpiPens Saved My Life
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:01:01 GMT

People with food allergies hope to never use an EpiPen, but sometimes we don’t have a choice.

Suicide Bomber Attacks Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:22:07 GMT

Three people were wounded in the assault, which the Central Asian country’s government called “a terrorist act.”

Spain’s Interim Leader to Face Parliament in Bid to Form a Government
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:23 GMT

Mariano Rajoy, the caretaker prime minister, will this week try to end the deadlock that has left Spain without an elected government since December.

Incomes and Outcomes: How the Middle Class May Have Gotten a Raise
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:30:02 GMT

Through a combination of low prices and moderate wage gains, 2015 may have been a great year for median household incomes.

Knowing the Risks, Some Syrian Rebels Seek a Lift From Turks’ Incursion
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:37:28 GMT

The Turkish incursion into Syria has buoyed the groups under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, but those fighters are under no illusions that their new allies support their revolution.

White Lives Matter Has Been Declared a Hate Group
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:57:52 GMT

The group calls itself an opponent of the Black Lives Matter movement, but the Southern Poverty Law Center calls its tenets “standard white supremacist stuff.”

Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:28:36 GMT

Mr. Wilder’s neurotic comic persona added a special edge to numerous hits, including “Blazing Saddles” and “Stir Crazy.”

What in the World: If You Miss a Train in France, You May Catch a Tune Instead
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:00:46 GMT

About 100 pianos sit in train stations across France, free for anyone to sit and play, and travelers from all walks of life have taken to doing just that.

Sinosphere: ‘Facekini’-Wearing Chinese Stand Up for the Right to Bare Nothing
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:48:08 GMT

Chinese women who cover their heads sometimes also wear bathing suits over their entire torsos and arms, similar to the burkini and to surfers’ wet suits.

Frank Ocean Takes an Unusual Journey to No. 1 With ‘Blonde’
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:40:29 GMT

The album, which was released independent of a record label but with the support of Apple, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200.

Advertising: Great Fliers Make the ‘Best of Their Situation,’ American Airlines Suggests
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:18:41 GMT

Who’s responsible for your happiness onboard? In a new ad campaign, the airline tactfully says it’s you.

On the Ground: Can You Hear Me Now? Spotty Reception in the Heart of Silicon Valley
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:45:29 GMT

Cellphone reception has been a problem for years in downtown Palo Alto, Calif., which is oddly but decidedly opposed to an influx of tech workers.

Savoring the Foods and Family Traditions of Summers Past
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:42:35 GMT

Readers tell of dishes that remind them where they came from.

Books of The Times: In ‘Good Vibrations,’ Summer Fun Soured by Mike Love’s Score Settling
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:27:05 GMT

Mr. Love’s memoir of his long Beach Boys career offers lots of inside information but tends to be overpowered by boasts and grudges.


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EU demands Apple pay Ireland up to 13 billion euros in tax
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:41:14 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid.

Turkey signals no let up in Syria campaign, despite Western concerns
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:02:39 -0400

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's army chief signaled no let up in a Syria offensive Washington has criticized for targeting U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters as well as jihadists, and said its successes showed last month's failed coup had not dented the military's power.

Trump hovers over McCain, Rubio U.S. Senate re-election contests
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:38:41 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican voters in Arizona and Florida are expected to pick Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio as their respective U.S. Senate nominees when they go to the polls on Tuesday, but one name not on either ballot, Donald Trump, looms large.

Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:13:59 -0400

BISHKEK (Reuters) - A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said.

Fed's Fischer says U.S. job market 'very close' to full strength
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:07:35 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. job market is nearly at full strength and the pace of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve will depend on how well the economy is doing, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Tuesday.

Maine governor says may not finish term amid racism flap
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:33:11 -0400

(Editor's note: This story contains language that may offend some readers in paragraph five)

Brazil: Rousseff impeachment trial enters fourth day
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:41:56 -0400

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The impeachment trial of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff entered its fourth day in the Senate on Tuesday with closing arguments by her defense and accusers, who are seeking to remove her from office for breaking budgetary rules.

California lawmakers pass rape bill inspired by Stanford case
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:05:39 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California lawmakers, responding to outrage over the six-month jail term given to a former Stanford University swimmer after his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, passed legislation on Monday closing a loophole that allowed the sentence.

Mitsubishi says overstated mileage for more vehicle models
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:44:10 -0400

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Tuesday more of its vehicle models were involved in a mileage cheating scandal than initially stated, and that it would temporarily stop domestic sales of affected vehicles and compensate owners.

Ryan Lochte to dance with stars, says Rio scandal overblown
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:49:12 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is joining the "Dancing With the Stars" cast, ABC television announced on Tuesday, as the gold medalist said he thought reaction to his tale about being held up at a Rio de Janeiro gas station had been blown out of proportion.


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The shocking numbers behind Chicago's violence
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:32:48 GMT

Chicago is on track to cross a disturbing threshold and top the number of shootings and homicides in the city in 2015.

What's driving the shootings in 'Chi-raq'?
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:52:26 GMT

CNN's Amara Walker discusses gun violence and issues plaguing Chicago with Liz Dozier, Managing Director of Chicago Beyond.

5 days old and lost at sea
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:56:16 GMT

A five-day-old newborn peers out from a pink blanket. His dark, almond-shaped eyes stare directly at the camera, his tiny hand tucked underneath his chin.

Patrolling the world's deadliest migration route
published: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:39:29 GMT

Over 3,770 migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station sails the seas, looking for survivors.

'Strong signal' sparks alien speculation
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:34:40 GMT

Astronomers engaged in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) are training their instruments on a star around 94 light years from Earth after a very strong signal was detected by a Russian telescope.

Lightning kills over 300 reindeer in Norway
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:47:14 GMT

How exactly did a lightning strike kill 323 reindeer in central Norway? Becky Anderson and Chad Myers discuss what happened.

Europe hits Apple with $14.6B tax bill
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:16:32 GMT

Ireland must recover up to 13 billion euros ($14.6 billion) in unpaid taxes from Apple, Europe's top regulator ruled on Tuesday.

$360M US Navy combat ships damaged
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:15:08 GMT

For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy's $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems.

From terrorist to university expert?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:11:27 GMT

George Washington University has hired a former Islamic extremist to work at its center on homeland security -- a man who once denounced the United States and made threats against the creators of the TV series "South Park" for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit.

Turkey targets Kurdish forces in Syria
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:15:53 GMT

Turkey's president says he will take action against ISIS and Kurdish forces in northern Syria to keep citizens safe. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

John Lennon's killer denied parole
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:19:27 GMT

Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon 36 years ago, was denied parole for a ninth time on Monday, on the grounds that his crime was premeditated and celebrity-seeking in nature, the New York State Board of Parole said.

China's 'Jack the Ripper' caught
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:17:54 GMT

Police in China say they have captured a man that raped and killed 11 women since the late 1980's.

Slavery and the national anthem: A surprising history
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:44:20 GMT

"I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know that I am a black man in a white world."

Student killed in fight at Cornell
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:04:14 GMT

One Ithaca College student was killed and another was injured after being stabbed during a "large fight" on the nearby Cornell University campus early Sunday in Ithaca, New York, officials from both schools said.

Spike Lee blasts Trump
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:18:52 GMT

Filmmaker Spike Lee said Monday Donald Trump was trying capitalize on the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Chicago Bulls player and NBA star Dwyane Wade.

Cops pepper-spray 84-year-old woman
published: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:34:07 GMT

Footage shows the moment police officers pepper-sprayed an 84-year-old woman while searching for her son.

Truck bomb explodes near presidential palace
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:57:35 GMT

A truck bomb exploded Tuesday outside the Somali presidential palace and the popular Somali Youth League Hotel in Mogadishu, police told CNN.

Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 83
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:09:33 GMT

Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed desperation to a series of memorable and iconic comedy roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann, said.

Wilder's request for Wonka role
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:37:32 GMT

In an interview with Larry King in 2002, Gene Wilder talks about how he got his role as Willy Wonka.

Trump backer apologizes for Clinton blackface tweet
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:01:18 GMT

A prominent African-American pastor who supports Donald Trump apologized Tuesday for a tweet featuring a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface, but said he stood by the message he was trying to convey that Democrats take black voters for granted.

Abedin furious after new sexting allegations
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:03:01 GMT

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who torpedoed his own political career five years ago with a sexting scandal and whose wife is Hillary Clinton's closest adviser, has deleted his Twitter account after allegedly sending sexually suggestive photos again.

Social media blasts Anthony Weiner
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:29:33 GMT

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has once again been caught sexting a woman lewd selfies, this time with his son in the background, according to The New York Post.

Is Iceland's largest volcano about to erupt?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:09:28 GMT

The Icelandic Meteorological Office is on alert for a possible eruption from the country's largest volcano, Katla, after two earthquakes rattled the region.

Zika may be the world's newest STD
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:54:38 GMT

Zika continues its march around the world.

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in September
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:26:58 GMT

Sure the weather is still nice, but with summer time winding down and kids heading back to school, it's time to catch up on your streaming entertainment.

Police officers shoot teen during chase
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:00:45 GMT

Newly released surveillance video shows a teen running from police in December 2013. The teen's family has filed a federal lawsuit against the officer citing excessive force.

French mayor on burkini ban: Accept our way of life
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:54:39 GMT

The mayor of a seaside town on the French Riviera is sticking by his town's burkini ban, telling beachgoers, "if you don't want to live the way we do, don't come."

McCain, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz face primary tests
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:49:42 GMT

Both Republican and Democratic incumbents face challenges from their respective party's insurgent wing in Tuesday primaries, as GOP Sen. John McCain and Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz battle to retain their spots in Congress.

Opinion: Trump is risk we can't take
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:49:42 GMT

Former Reagan solicitor general Charles Fried: Clinton was right to call out Trump for his ties to the extreme right

New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast is...
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:51:22 GMT

Two Olympians, a former governor and a rapper-turned-contractor will try to dance their way into America's hearts.

Heroic strangers save woman from fiery crash
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:38:56 GMT

After a 10-car pileup in Binghamton, New York, a group of heroic strangers worked together to pull a woman from her burning car.

The sheets of metal saving lives
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:55:16 GMT

They appear after shark attacks, marathons, earthquakes and even terrorist attacks like the one in Paris last year. And they have appeared en masse most recently in images of migrants and refugees attempting deadly crossings of the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.

Tony Stewart calls Colin Kaepernick an 'idiot'
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:55:16 GMT

Add Tony Stewart to the chorus of sports figures weighing in on Colin Kaepernick, who recently sat in protest during the national anthem during an NFL preseason game.

Doctors making money from tests you don't need?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:18:50 GMT

Some doctors may be milking their better-insured patients. When looking at 2013 insurance claims from nearly 1.5 million adults with commercial insurance, researchers found that just under 8% of people had received "low-value services," with the research defined as providing little value to patients, given all the costs and alternatives.

Opinion: Gene Wilder was a new kind of Hollywood star
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:22:07 GMT

Gene Wilder, who died Tuesday at 83 after a long illness, was the kind of movie star who could have only come into being during the 1970s when movies themselves were in flux, writes Gene Seymour

Wilder: I love acting, hate show business
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:45:38 GMT

In an interview with Larry King in 2002, Gene Wilder explained that as much as he loves acting and art, he hates show business.

Is 2016 the year of celebrity deaths?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:59:00 GMT

Enough already, 2016.

EpiPen maker is new symbol of greed
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:41:23 GMT

The national outrage this month, sparked by a social media campaign by parents, has forced EpiPen maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals to respond by launching a generic version of EpiPen at a 50% discount to its current price.

Escaped teen asks for better mugshot
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:34:00 GMT

An 18-year-old woman who was wanted by police in Australia has responded to a post on Facebook asking a TV station to use a different picture of herself.

Bus crash kills 2; driver in US illegally
published: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 21:31:39 GMT

Two people were killed when a charter bus crashed west of New Orleans, Louisiana. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield reports

Mixed news for apnea machine users
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:41:26 GMT

A new study might tempt some sleep apnea patients to unplug their machines. Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, does not reduce the risk of heart attacks or other cardiovascular emergencies in sleep apnea patients with heart disease, the researchers say.

What a shot! 30 amazing sports photos
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:38:56 GMT

Take a look at 30 amazing sports photos from August 23 through August 29.

Mother Teresa: How hard is it to become a saint?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:20:53 GMT

She dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, performed several miracles and won a Nobel Peace prize in 1979.

US Open: Djokovic says injury not serious
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:45:41 GMT

Novak Djokovic dismissed fears of serious injury after winning the opening match of his title defense at the US Open.

The world's biggest flying observatory
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:03:50 GMT

Some people chase celestial bodies. I chase airliners.

How to deal with a defiant child
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:22:33 GMT

Just about every day, Angela Estes, a New York mom, finds herself asking her 5-year-old son, "Why are you being so defiant?"

Sea Shepherd says new ship can outrun whalers
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:46:20 GMT

Anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd announced its 11th whale defense campaign Tuesday with the launch of a custom-built vessel, which it claims will have the requisite muscle to take on Japanese whaling fleets.

Baby simulators not effective in preventing pregnancy
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:07:54 GMT

Baby simulator programs, designed to teach teenage girls how difficult it is to take care of a baby and deter them from getting pregnant, may actually backfire.

Watch this tot's dramatic rendition of the ABCs
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:39:50 GMT

This video of Violet Ogea's passionate performance has been viewed more than 3 million times on Facebook since her mom Christina posted it on August 25, 2016.

Streisand on fame, power, the need for good girlfriends
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:14:48 GMT

Barbra Streisand is a self-admitted "detail freak."

ITT stops all student enrollment
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:06:10 GMT

What IS Trump's immigration plan?
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:25:39 GMT

Donald Trump's lack of clarity on dealing with some 11 million undocumented immigrants is starting to look deliberate.

White House, Trump object to Kaepernick views of US
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:10:10 GMT

Both the White House and Donald Trump objected Monday to views expressed by NFL star Colin Kaepernick about the treatment of minorities in the US.

Michelle Obama's ship comes in
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:26:50 GMT

The US Navy has received an attack submarine sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and named for her home state, the Navy announced Monday.

The slain Chicago woman's mom forgives her killer
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:17:57 GMT

Losing a child is more than most parents can bear.

Apple's next iPhone will likely be unveiled Sept. 7
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:21:56 GMT

The company, which sent out invitations to members of the press on Monday, is expected to unveil the rumored iPhone 7. The affair kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

'Narcos' season two: More addictive than ever
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:22:09 GMT

When Netflix's "Narcos" debuted, it seemed to come with a built-in expiration date. Its central figure is drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who lived a brutal life and died a relatively early death -- at some point he would die and that would be that. But that only makes the second season of this Netflix series more riveting, a morality tale that resonates far beyond its time, place and characters.

43 best red carpet looks from MTV VMAs
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:53:36 GMT

Celebrities attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in n New York on Sunday, August 28.

The best of the VMAs
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:44:50 GMT

From Beyonc's surprise stage recreation of "Lemonade," to Britney Spears' big comeback, here are some of the best moments from the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

India's tourist advice: Don't wear skirts
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:26:55 GMT

India's tourism minister is furiously backpedaling after suggesting that women who visit India shouldn't wear skirts for their own safety.

A 3-million-year-old cold case solved
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:33:50 GMT

When Lucy, the world's most well-known fossil, was discovered sticking out of a shallow Ethiopian stream bed in 1974, she provided new insight about life for early human ancestors 3.18 million years ago. The image of her skeleton -- which is estimated to be 40% complete and considered the best representation of her species, Australopithecus afarensis -- became iconic.

Trump disavows robo-call from David Duke
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:05:23 GMT

Donald Trump's campaign is disavowing support from a prominent white nationalist, David Duke, who is once again causing problems for the Republican nominee by claiming that Trump is a kindred spirit.

Trump dredges up Clinton's use of 'super predators'
published: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:17:22 GMT

Speaking at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Donald Trump dredged up Clinton's use of the term "super predators" from the 1990s to argue that he, not Clinton, offered African-Americans the best choice for president.

Astronauts released from year in isolation
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:14:34 GMT

A crew of intrepid astronauts have emerged after a year on Mars... kind of.

Transgender rules in limbo as school begins
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:13:24 GMT

Students returning to school this fall are likely to face some confusion as school boards struggle with the issue of access to bathrooms for transgender individuals.

Juan Gabriel: 5 things you should know
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:56:19 GMT

The death of Latin American music legend Juan Gabriel is heartbreaking news for throngs of fans who've followed his music career for decades.

'Musical giant' sold more than 100 million records
published: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:36:29 GMT

Latin American music icon Juan Gabriel has died, according to sources close to the family and to Mexico's news agency Notimex. Juan Gabriel sold more than 100 million records during his career.

Why do people sext?
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:34:04 GMT

Why do people sext? Why do they send racy or naked photos or videos and sexually loaded texts?

Opinion:Trump, do black lives matter more than the NRA?
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:40:55 GMT

Donald Trump recently began saying he's concerned with keeping African Americans safe from gun violence.

This napping baby is more stylish than you
published: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:14:10 GMT

4-month-old Joey Marie has become an Instagram star thanks to the elaborate costumes her mom makes for her.


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Apple should repay Ireland 13bn euros, European Commission rules
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:32:56 GMT

Ireland should recover up to €13bn (£11bn) from Apple in back taxes, the European Commission rules, but both parties say they will appeal.

Chinese embassy blast: Car bomb attack in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:27:06 GMT

A car driven by a suicide bomber explodes after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, officials say.

Topless Marianne remark by PM Manuel Valls stirs French row
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:16:42 GMT

Prime Minister Manuel Valls angers political rivals by invoking the symbol of the French republic, Marianne, in the row over "burkini" beach bans.

'Racist school hair rules' suspended at SA's Pretoria Girls High
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:43:24 GMT

Rules over how female students wear their hair at a South African school are suspended after anti-racism protest from pupils, a local minister says.

Somalia truck bomb targets Mogadishu's SYL Hotel
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:06:29 GMT

A truck bomb explodes outside a hotel in Somalia's capital, reportedly killing 12 people in a heavily secured area close to the presidential palace.

TTIP in further doubt as Hollande questions timing
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:49:48 GMT

The TTIP trade deal is dealt another blow as French President Francois Hollande casts doubt on when an agreement will be reached.

Aboriginal mum posts daughter's 'whiteface' photos
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:21:02 GMT

An Aboriginal mother has posted photos of her daughter dressed in 'whiteface' to highlight the "double standards" inflaming racial debates in Australia.

Mel Brooks leads tributes to Gene Wilder
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:35:20 GMT

Actor and director Mel Brooks leads an outpouring of tributes from entertainment figures to actor Gene Wilder, who has died aged 83.

California closes legal loophole after Stanford assault
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:31:09 GMT

California legislators close a loophole in sexual assault cases allowing for more lenient sentences where no force is used, after a high-profile Stanford case.

Geologists search for Anthropocene 'golden spike'
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:49:41 GMT

Scientists investigating whether we have entered a new geological age are seeking a suitable "spike" in the environmental record that betrays significant human influence.

Nepal bans Indian police pair for 'fake' Everest climb
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:54:33 GMT

Nepal imposes a 10-year mountaineering ban on two climbers who claimed to be the first Indian couple to have climbed Everest, officials say.

Baby sea lion dies after possible 4,000km wrong turn
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:23:34 GMT

A baby sea lion that turned up in French Polynesia, possibly 4,000km (2,500 miles) from home, dies despite a week-long battle to save it.

Drone captures stunning view of Uluru
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:39:40 GMT

One of Australia's best-known landmarks, Uluru, has been filmed from a new perspective.

'I didn't know drinking would harm my child'
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:19:08 GMT

South Africa has the highest reported rate of babies born with foetal alcohol syndrome - Nomsa Maseko reports from the Western Cape.

Migrant crisis: 'They couldn't wait... they threw themselves into the water'
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:22:30 GMT

Laura Lanuza, from charity Proactiva Open Arms, describes the scene as thousands of migrants were rescued from boats near the Libyan coast.

US Election: Battleground state Ohio voters share their views
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:35:34 GMT

The BBC's Nick Bryant speaks to voters in Ohio, one of nine key US battleground states in the US presidential election.

Apple tax move praised by Nobel winner
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:22:44 GMT

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz praises the EU on Apple's tax bill

Yemen hit by suicide bombing 'carnage' in Aden
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:23:44 GMT

At least 60 people are now known to have been killed in Yemen by a suicide bomber, who drove a car into a military building in the city of Aden.

Man arrested in China 'Ripper' case
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:26:34 GMT

A man has admitted to the rape and murder of 11 victims in northern China over more than a decade, officials say.

Taylor Swift misses awards for jury duty
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:14:45 GMT

Is the real reason Taylor Swift wasn't at the MTV Video Music Awards because she was called up for jury duty in Nashville?

New Zealand police investigate theft of 500 cows
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:31:20 GMT

New Zealand police are investigating reports that 500 cows have been stolen from a dairy farm in Canterbury, possibly in several stages.

Burger tribute for Russian protest artist Pavlensky
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:21:43 GMT

St Petersburg fast-food outlet creates special buns to honour Red Square protest artist.

Austria road works unearth mammoth discovery
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:48:30 GMT

Ground beneath a new highway reveals tusks thought to be a million years old.

Dubai ruler's spot check finds empty desks
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:27:05 GMT

Red faces in the Dubai civil service as Sheikh Mohammed's early-morning tour finds nobody at work.

Jumpy Americans
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:26:22 GMT

Travellers fled Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday in the latest case of panic at US airports. Are people getting jumpier about attacks?

Pro-Trump trolls
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:17:32 GMT

While covering a Donald Trump rally, BBC reporter Rajini Vaidyanathan received a barrage of online abuse, some of it racist. Here she explains what happened, and how it sheds light on an ugly side to the US Presidential race.

Pantomime farce?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:35:33 GMT

In a marathon political chess game Spain's acting Prime Minister Rajoy looks set to fail again to form a government, James Badcock reports.

Washing puzzle
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:25:51 GMT

Can an algorithm turn you into an efficient sock-sorting machine?

'Gorillas over people'
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:29:49 GMT

Uganda's government is being accused of caring more about gorilla tourism than Batwa pygmies, write Tommy Trenchard and Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville.

Forgotten pioneer
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:27:22 GMT

Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive.

'Real and relatable'
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:00:18 GMT

After a year of asking CEOs to reveal their advice for success, BBC News looks at the role of gender in business mentoring.

Tashkent truth
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:13:34 GMT

Uzbekistan has never commented on the frequent rumours of its president's health, which makes the confirmation of his current illness all the more shocking.


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10 things: The secret (and costly) life of the American teenager
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:57:13 GMT

10 things teens won’t tell you — especially if you are a parent

Market Extra: The stock market has already picked the next U.S. president
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:55:52 GMT

The GOP is traditionally known as the party of Wall Street but investors, for the most part, are betting against its standard-bearer.

Market Snapshot: Stocks drift south as Fed grows hawkish
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:55:15 GMT

U.S. stocks on Tuesday retreat as investors weigh additional comments from Federal Reserve members that hinted at the timing and pace of increases.

Frank Ocean cranks up the Apple vs. Spotify beef
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:47:45 GMT

Since launching Apple Music last summer, Apple Inc. has shelled out some of its massive cash reserves to the music industry’s biggest and brightest stars, landing exclusive album releases on the streaming service.

Economic Report: Consumer confidence highest in nearly a year
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:46:52 GMT

Consumers in August showed the most confidence in the economy in almost a year, buoyed by improved job prospects, a survey showed.

Apple may face $14.5 billion tax bill after EU rules Irish deal is illegal
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:41:03 GMT

The EU antitrust regulator tells Ireland to recoup billions of euros in unpaid taxes from Apple, which in some years paid almost zero tax, in a ruling that a deal between the two amounted to illegal state aid.

Economic Report: City-by-city look at house prices in June, as San Francisco’s growth slows
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:14:34 GMT

Here’s a city-by-city look at U.S. house prices as the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city composite recorded a 0.8% monthly gain and a 5.1% year-on-year advance.

Get ready for a 5%-10% stock-market drop
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:14:21 GMT

Here’s why the market may fall 5%-10%, and what you should do to prepare

The Tell: Think older investors are much less likely to take risks? Think again
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:07:12 GMT

Don’t assume grandpa is always going to take the safe route, according to findings in a new study from German researchers.

Moneyism: My parents made the smartest financial decision of my life
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Maybe in some cases one isn’t the loneliest number.

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Skyscraper-filled Dubai burnishes arts scene with new opera
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:51:24 -0400

In this Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 photo, a woman walks near the new Dubai Opera, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The city-state is opening the Dubai Opera on Wednesday night, in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The building resembles one of the many traditional wooden dhow shipping boats still plying the Dubai Creek. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Already filled with towering skyscrapers, Dubai will soon offer soaring arias inside a new opera house.


US consumer confidence in August highest in 11 months
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:50:49 -0400

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, a woman shops in an Aeropostale clothing store, in New York. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, the Conference Board releases its August index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level in 11 months, suggesting economic growth could pick up in the second half of the year.


Ryan Lochte to dance with stars, says Rio scandal overblown
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:49:12 -0400

US swimmer Ryan Lochte gives an interview to Globo TV in New YorkDisgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is joining the "Dancing With the Stars" cast, ABC television announced on Tuesday, as the gold medalist said he thought reaction to his tale about being held up at a Rio de Janeiro gas station had been blown out of proportion. Lochte, 32, was dropped by four of his major sponsors after admitting he "overexaggerated" a tale about being robbed and held at gunpoint with three other swimmers after a party during the Rio Olympics. Brazilian authorities say the group destroyed a bathroom and urinated in public, and have recommended that Lochte be charged with falsely reporting a crime.


Hundreds arrested during London's Notting Hill Carnival
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:49:03 -0400

A reveler takes part in the Monday parade, during the second and final day of the Notting Hill Carnival, in London, Monday Aug. 29, 2016. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)LONDON (AP) — London police arrested 454 people during the two-day Notting Hill Carnival as stabbings and drug offenses marred the Caribbean-inspired street party.


United States, India agree to boost ant-terror cooperation
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:46:40 -0400

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, right, greets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Kerry is on a three-day visit to India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States and India agreed Tuesday to boost counterterrorism cooperation by expanding intelligence sharing about known or suspected extremists and terrorist threats.


As refugee children die, Nigeria probes theft of food aid
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:41:09 -0400

A malnourished child is weigh on a scale at a clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri Nigeria, Monday Aug. 29, 2016. Children who escaped Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency now are dying of starvation in refugee camps in northeastern Nigeria's largest city as the government investigates the theft of food aid by officials. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Children who escaped Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency now are dying of starvation in refugee camps in northeastern Nigeria's largest city as the government investigates the theft of food aid by officials.


Danish lawmakers say Nauru refused visit to refugee camp
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:39:59 -0400

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three Danish lawmakers say Nauru has blocked them from taking part in a visit to a detention center where Australia sends asylum-seekers.

Brazil's Rousseff defends self ahead of Senate's ouster vote
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:37:29 -0400

A demonstrator waves a red banner next to a burning barricade during a protest against Brazil's acting President Michel Temer, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Suspended President Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense at her impeachment trial Monday, blasting her critics ahead of a Senate vote that could come Tuesday on whether to remove her from office permanently. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — On what could prove to be her last day as Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense of her time leading Latin America's most populous nation, warning senators that ousting her would hurt a young democracy while defiantly promising to go down fighting in what many see as a losing battle.


Why the EU's tax probe of Apple and others is raising US ire
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:36:31 -0400

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company's store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. The European Union's executive branch rejected Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 the U.S. government's complaint that its probes into sweetheart tax deals between EU governments and big companies are hitting U.S. firms hardest. The European Commission, which polices EU laws, is cracking down on the practice in which EU governments offer low corporate tax rates to multinationals. The Commission has opened tax probes into Apple in Ireland, Starbucks in the Netherlands and Amazon in Luxemburg. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)The European Union's crackdown on corporate tax avoidance has landed on Apple ; its antitrust regulator is demanding that the U.S. tech giant pay Ireland up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes.


Maine governor says may not finish term amid racism flap
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:33:11 -0400

Maine Governor Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference in Boston(Editor's note: This story contains language that may offend some readers in paragraph five) By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Combative Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Tuesday he would consider resigning as he faces a wave of criticism from both fellow Republicans and rival Democrats after leaving a lawmaker a profanity-filled voicemail last week. LePage's latest outburst came after a newspaper reporter told the two-term, Tea Party-backed governor that state Representative Drew Gattine had described the governor as racist for focusing on black people as bearing primary responsibility for the drug trade in the state. "I'm looking at all options," LePage said in a weekly interview on WVOM-FM radio when asked if he would finish his term.


US bank earnings in Q2 climbed 1.4 percent to $43.6B
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:32:44 -0400

This Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, photo, shows a Chase Bank branch in North Miami Beach, Fla. On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. releases U.S. bank industry earnings for the second quarter. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings in the April-June period rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier as growth in lending fueled interest income.


EU hits Apple with record 13 bn euro tax bill
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:30:28 -0400

The European Union has ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in IrelandThe EU ordered tech giant Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, a move Washington warned could damage hugely important transatlantic economic ties. Brussels said Apple, the world's most valuable company, avoided virtually all tax on its business in the bloc by illegal arrangements with Dublin which gave the company an unfair advantage over competitors. Apple and the Irish government immediately said they would appeal against the European Commission ruling, with the iPhone maker warning it could cost European jobs.


Abercrombie no longer sees comparable sales improving this year
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:30:27 -0400

An Abercrombie & Fitch store is pictured on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New YorkTeen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co posted its 14th straight quarter of declining sales and said it no longer expects comparable sales to improve this year, highlighting its struggles to win back shoppers. Abercrombie and other retailers have struggled to compete with the trendier and often cheaper products at fast-fashion retailers such as H&M and Inditex's Zara as well as with online and off-price retailers. To win back shoppers, Abercrombie is investing heavily in its online business and on remodeling stores, and closing underperforming stores.


Gov. LePage wants to make amends, doesn't rule out resigning
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:29:32 -0400

FILE- In this June 7, 2016, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage attends an opioid abuse conference in Boston. LePage is being accused again of making racially insensitive comments, this time by saying photos he's collected in a binder of drug dealers arrested in the state show more than 90 percent of them are black or Hispanic. The governor made the remark at a town hall in North Berwick, Maine, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he plans to meet with a Democratic lawmaker to try to make amends for leaving an obscene voicemail message and that he isn't ruling out resigning.


Vital that Pakistan joins fight against terrorism: Kerry
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:26:46 -0400

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Pakistan on Tuesday to join other nations in tackling terrorism, and said Islamabad should not feel isolated by planned trilateral talks between the United States, India and Afghanistan. "It is vital that Pakistan join with other nations in fighting this challenge," Kerry told a news conference, saying he had been in touch with Pakistan's civilian and military leaders on terrorism and noting progress in counter-terrorism operations in the west of the country. "My hope is that Pakistan as a country is not isolated by this, but is encouraged by this," Kerry said, referring to the planned U.S.-India-Afghan talks that would be held at the annual U.N. meetings in New York.

Comey: FBI wants "adult conversation' on device encryption
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:24:25 -0400

FBI Director James Comey is again warning about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption. In a speech Tuesday, Comey said default encryption built into smartphones is "making ...

France criticizes Turkish military intervention in Syria
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:22:12 -0400

French President Francois Hollande gestures as he addresses French ambassadors, Tuesday Aug. 30, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)BEIRUT (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday criticized Turkey's "contradictory" military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a "protagonist" in the war, a day after a U.S. official warned that clashes between Turkish troops and Kurdish forces would detract from the fight against the Islamic State group.


State funeral in Amatrice to honor 37 quake victims
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:22:01 -0400

Italian Army personnel carry a casket ahead of a state funeral for some of the victims of last Wednesday's earthquake, in Amatrice, central Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. The service will take place on the edge of Amatrice's obliterated medieval town center on the grounds of a Catholic retreat. It comes as Italy observed a second day of national mourning, with flags on public buildings flying at half-staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Construction crews worked through the rain in Italy's earthquake zone to build a tent complex to host a state funeral Tuesday, as prosecutors took preliminary measures to sequester buildings that crumbled despite being renovated with public anti-seismic funds.


Death toll in Philippines' drug war hits 2,000
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:20:13 -0400

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a National Heroes Day commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) in Taguig city, Metro ManilaBy Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The number of drug-related killings in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte became president two months ago on a pledge to wipe out the illegal drug trade, has reached around 2,000, according to data released on Tuesday. There has been popular support for his campaign, but the wave of killings unleashed since his election victory has alarmed rights groups and brought expressions of concern from the United States, a close ally of Manila. As officials readied a publicity campaign to explain his fight against on narcotics, the Philippine National Police said that close to 900 drug traffickers and users had been killed in police operations from July 1 to August 20.


US stocks are mostly lower as investors wait for jobs report
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:19:30 -0400

US stocks are mostly lower as investors wait for jobs reportU.S. stocks were slightly lower in early trading Tuesday in what looks to be another quiet day as the summer comes to an end. Hershey plunged after the company walked away from a merger proposal, and Apple ...


Clarification: Fox News-Sexual Harassment story
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:14:13 -0400

Fox News calls Tantaros an 'opportunist' in lawsuit responseIn a story Aug. 29, The Associated Press reported that former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros was removed from the air a few weeks ago. She has been off the air since the end of April.


Top Democrat urges FBI probe of allegations Russia seeking to influence U.S. vote
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:12:55 -0400

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves after being introduced by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) during a rally at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 357, union hall in Las VegasSenate Democratic leader Harry Reid is calling on the FBI to conduct a quick and thorough investigation into concerns the Russian government is trying to undermine the U.S. presidential election, including by tampering with official election results. "The prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free and fair elections represents one of the gravest threats to our democracy since the Cold War," Reid said in a letter to FBI Director James Comey. "It is critical for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use every resource available to investigate this matter thoroughly and in a timely fashion," Reid added.


Tight security, food stockpiling as Gabon braces for Bongo dynasty fate
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:12:12 -0400

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba votes during the presidential election in Libreville, GabonBy Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - People stockpiled food, police manned major crossroads and soldiers were deployed at petrol stations and banks on Tuesday as Gabon braced for results from a election that will decide the fate of Ali Bongo and his family's 50-year grip on power. Bongo's main challenger for the presidency, Jean Ping, a former foreign minister, African Union Commission chairman and lifelong political insider in Gabon, has already declared victory. Bongo's supporters, however, say he is on track to win.


UK, France stick to Calais migrant deal 'now and when' Britain leaves EU
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:09:12 -0400

French Interior Minister Cazeneuve welcomes Britain's Home Secretary Rudd before a meeting in ParisBritish and French interior ministers agreed on Tuesday to develop cooperation "now and when the United Kingdom leaves the EU" to address challenges posed by flows of migrants to the European Union. Britain's new interior minister, Amber Rudd, came to Paris to meet her French counterpart, seeking assurances on a deal which allows Britain to make border checks in Calais and keep thousands of would-be migrants and asylum seekers in France. The meeting came days after French presidential contender Nicolas Sarkozy said Britain should deal on its own territory with migrants camped in the northern town, joining similar calls by Alain Juppe, also a conservative presidential candidate.


U.S., India, Afghanistan to hold talks: Kerry
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:08:34 -0400

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that the United States would launch trilateral talks with India and Afghanistan at next month's United Nations meetings in New York after strategy talks in the Indian capital New Delhi. Kerry, addressing a news conference, also denounced terrorism and said the perpetrators of attacks on Indian soil - in Mumbai in 2008 and at the Pathankot airbase last January - should be brought to justice. "We cannot and will not make distinctions between good and bad terrorists," Kerry said.

Spike Jonze debuts wild perfume ad starring Margaret Qualley
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:08:00 -0400

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, Spike Jonze appears during the "Viceland" panel at the A+E 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. France's Kenzo perfume unveiled a four-minute advertisement directed by Jonze on Aug. 29, 2016, that stars actress Margaret Qualley wildly dancing around a fancy building. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)Director Spike Jonze has unveiled a wild four-minute perfume advertisement that stars actress Margaret Qualley.


Taliban appoint military chief as the new leader settles in
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:04:26 -0400

FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by a senior leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. Taliban officials say the extremist group has appointed Maulvi Ibrahim Sadar as a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain ground rather than talk peace under a new leadership. Sadar's appointment coincides with an uptick in Taliban attacks against Afghanistan's security forces. (AP Photos/Allauddin Khan, File)ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as the insurgents try to gain more ground in Afghanistan rather than talk peace under a new leadership, Taliban officials said in telephone interviews over the weekend.


France says Turkish action against Syrian Kurds risks escalation
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:02:39 -0400

Turkey's military push against Kurds in northern Syria risks escalating the conflict, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday, calling on all parties to stop fighting and return to peace talks. Hollande told an annual gathering of French ambassadors that almost a year after Russia intervened in support of Bashar al-Assad's government, "today it is Turkey that has made the choice to deploy its army on Syrian territory to defend itself against Daesh (Islamic State).

Turkey signals no let up in Syria campaign, despite Western concerns
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:02:39 -0400

Turkish army tanks and Turkish-backed Syrian fighters make their way in the Syrian border town of Jarablus as it is pictured from the Turkish town of Karkamis, in the southeastern Gaziantep provinceBy Edmund Blair and Asli Kandemir ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's army chief signaled no let up in a Syria offensive Washington has criticized for targeting U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters as well as jihadists, and said its successes showed last month's failed coup had not dented the military's power. Turkey, which is fighting a Kurdish insurgency at home, has openly said the operation dubbed "Euphrates Shield" has a dual goal of driving away Islamic State and preventing Kurdish forces extending their areas of control along the Turkish border. Washington said the offensive by its NATO ally risked undermining the fight against Islamic State because it was focusing on Kurdish-aligned militias.


Kosovo police detain 6 people over attack on parliament
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:00:17 -0400

This Aug. 30, 2016, photo provided by Kosovo Police shows police officers seizing fire arms and bullets during a raid were Kosovo police have detained six people over their involvement with an attack with an explosive device at the parliament building earlier this month. The Aug. 4 attack damaged the buildings exterior but no one was injured. The local media have identified the suspects as members or supporters of the VETEVENDOSJE opposition party that is opposed to planed border demarcation deal with Montenegro. ( Kosovo Police via AP)PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police said Tuesday they have detained six opposition supporters on suspicion of involvement in a rocket-propelled grenade attack on parliament.


Car bomb outside Somali President's Palace kills at least 10
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:57:40 -0400

A civilian wounded following a car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants outside the president's palace is escorted as he walks from the scene of the explosion in the Somali capital of MogadishuBy Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 10 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday when a car bomb claimed by al Shabaab exploded outside the Presidential Palace and also damaged two nearby hotels, an official said. Information Minister Mohamed Abdi Hayir told state radio that a meeting of security officials was under way inside one of the hotels, the SYL, at the time of blast and that one minister and some state radio journalists were injured in the attack. The hotel is frequented by government officials and police said it believed the facility was the likely target.


US home prices rise in June at slowest pace in 10 months
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:56:48 -0400

US home prices rise in June at slowest pace in 10 monthsU.S. home prices rose modestly in June, pushed up by strong sales and a limited supply of available properties. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, ...


Israel says UN envoy's settlement remarks 'distort history'
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:48:43 -0400

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (Abir Sultan, Pool via AP)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday said remarks by the U.N. Mideast envoy "distort history" after he declared that Israel's settlement-building is a main obstacle to peace with the Palestinians.


London financial groups open line to Dublin after Brexit
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:48:34 -0400

A British flag flutters in front of a window in London,By John O'Donnell and Padraic Halpin FRANKFURT/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland says the Brexit vote has led to a jump in enquiries from London firms considering opening offices in Dublin, one of a handful of European cities trying to draw business away from Britain's financial centre. Irish officials say they have had more than 35 concrete enquiries from financial groups looking at setting up a base or expanding in Ireland, which is recovering after near bankruptcy in the financial crash. "Post-Brexit, it's meant a lot more meetings, more phone calls and a lot more travel," said Eoghan Murphy, the minister tasked with promoting Ireland as a financial centre.


Mitsubishi Motors to book fresh seven billion yen extraordinary loss on fuel scandal
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:44:10 -0400

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp <7211.T> on Tuesday said it will book an additional extraordinary loss of 7 billion yen ($68.42 million) in the year ending March 31 related to overstating the fuel economy on some of its models.

Mitsubishi says overstated mileage for more vehicle models
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:44:10 -0400

Mitsubishi Motors Corp's Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko and Head of Research and Development Mitsuhiko Yamashita bow their heads to apologize over the company's mileage scandal at a news conference in Tokyo, JapanBy Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Tuesday more of its vehicle models were involved in a mileage cheating scandal than initially stated, and that it would temporarily stop domestic sales of affected vehicles and compensate owners. Earlier in the day, Japan's transport ministry said its investigation had shown the automaker had overstated the fuel economy for eight vehicles including the RVR, Pajero and Outlander SUV models, in addition to four minivehicles initially confirmed in April. The latest announcement deals another reputational blow to Japan's sixth-largest automaker, which has been struggling to recover from the mileage scandal, which affected two minivehicle models produced for Nissan Motor Co Ltd .


Alicia Keys to pay tribute to Clive Davis during Black Ball
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:43:57 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys is paying tribute to the record executive who offered her a recording contract more than 15 years ago at her charity's annual black-tie event.

Lochte mum on Rio return, plugs 'Dancing with the Stars' gig
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:41:32 -0400

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During an Aug. 30, 2016, appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America," Lochte wouldn't say whether he'd return to Brazil to face charges of filing a false police report over an incident at a gas station during the Games. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Lochte isn't saying whether he'll return to Brazil to face a charge of filing a false police report over a gas station encounter during the Olympics.


Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed'
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:41:32 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday in her first public comments that she is no longer ashamed or afraid and she hopes to be a voice for others.

Suicide bomber hits Somalia presidential compound, 12 dead
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:31:45 -0400

Somali soldiers help a man, center, who was wounded by a blast near the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden truck near the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital on Tuesday, killing at least five people, police say. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden truck near the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people, police say.



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Is Donald Trump Gaining on Hillary Clinton?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:42:00 GMT

Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump has narrowed slightly to 6 points, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.

Owen Labrie Victim: He Knew What He Was Doing
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:07:00 GMT

"I want everyone to know that I am not afraid or ashamed anymore, and I never should have been,'' Chessy Prout said of her assault at the hands of Owen Labrie.

Apple Faces $14.5B Tax Bill After EU Investigation
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:40:00 GMT

The ruling is likely to anger Washington, which has accused Brussels of campaigning against U.S. corporate success stories.

Battle for Soul of Dems Fizzles Into Race to Face Rubio
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:30:00 GMT

As voters head to the polls Tuesday, Democrats of all stripes are relieved to see the end of an awkward primary for the state's open Senate seat.

McDonald's Employee with Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:16:00 GMT

A Massachusetts resident who has Down Syndrome received a touching send-off when she retired from her job at a McDonald's in Needham.

What We Found Reading 3,721 Pages of Clinton's Schedule
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:06:00 GMT

The pages reveal a surprisingly intimate portrait of the life of the Democratic nominee for president.

First Read: Democrats Are on Track to Take Back the Senate
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:30:00 GMT

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

The Real Paleo Diet? It Might Have Included Bread
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:49:28 GMT

Stone Age residents of Central Europe feasted on wheat, barley and millet at least 400 years earlier than anyone thought they did.

Can ISIS Be Stopped? Public Security in an Age of Madness
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:00:13 GMT

As ISIS is defeated on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria, it is becoming more dangerous abroad.

Good Samaritans Rescue Woman From Blazing Car
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:22:41 GMT

A woman is rescued from a car that had caught on fire following a pile-up on a New York highway. There were no fatalities in the crash.

Hikers Travel 72 Miles to Fight Parkinson's
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:38:00 GMT

Hikers completed a grueling 72-mile journey through Washington state to raise awareness and money for Parkinson's research. KING's Sula Kim reports.

Report: Tebow Offered Venezuelan Baseball Contract
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:28:01 GMT

Can John McCain Survive the Year of Donald Trump?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:14:00 GMT

John McCain faces a Trump-like primary opponent Tuesday and the challenges only mount for the general election this fall.

Double Whammy? N.C. Warily Watches 2 Weather Systems
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:15:00 GMT

Forecasters expected the first system to become a tropical storm before brushing the North Carolina coast Tuesday.

'Lucy' Fell From a Tree, Study Finds
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:10:00 GMT

Maybe she was sleeping high up, or maybe she climbed up after some juicy fruit. New evidence shows pre-human 'Lucy' died falling out of a tall tree.

African-Americans in the South Face New Barriers to Vote
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:34:00 GMT

A wave of new voting laws has emerged in the Southern states, potentially disenfranchising a large percentage of unregistered African-Americans.

Will History Be Kind to Colin Kaepernick?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:43:55 GMT

Kaepernick is famous for his scrambling in football, but he has not dodged the controversy generated by his decision to sit out the national anthem.

Aleppo's Children: Life and Death in a Syrian City
published: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:25:22 GMT

An NBC News Digital special feature.


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Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate
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Donald J. Trump at a Republican presidential debate in March in Detroit. Mr. Trump spent hours with his debate team the past two Sundays, but he said, “I believe you can prep too much for those things.” Credit Richard Perry/The New York Times.
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Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate
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Donald J. Trump at a Republican presidential debate in March in Detroit. Mr. Trump spent hours with his debate team the past two Sundays, but he said, “I believe you can prep too much for those things.” Credit Richard Perry/The New York Times.
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Apple: You can have taxes or you can have jobs, but you can't have both - Business Insider
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:54:47 GMT


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Apple: You can have taxes or you can have jobs, but you can't have both
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Apple's official statement on the European Union ruling against its Irish tax arrangements tells you all you need to know about what is at stake: You can have taxes or you can have jobs, but Apple is in no mood to deliver both. After learning Tuesday ...
Tim Cook responds to $14.5B Irish tax bill with open letter, says decision will be reversedAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
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Critic's Notebook: Gene Wilder, the Mad Hatter Who Turned Off-Screen Neurosis Into Comedy Gold - Hollywood Reporter
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:52:20 GMT


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Critic's Notebook: Gene Wilder, the Mad Hatter Who Turned Off-Screen Neurosis Into Comedy Gold
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Wilder's work with Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Woody Allen and more made him one of the comedy titans of his generation. Gene Wilder was the Mad Hatter of American screen comedy. He could make you laugh without even moving, his beatific half-smile ...
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The Daily 202: Why McCain is sticking with Trump in Arizona - Washington Post
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:19:51 GMT


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The Daily 202: Why McCain is sticking with Trump in Arizona
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THE BIG IDEA: When Donald Trump gets in trouble for something, he likes to claim he was just being sarcastic. That's his way of walking things back. But the Republican nominee for president has never said he was being sarcastic, nor has he expressed ...
Huma Abedin's Defenders Rally Around Her with Pleas for Privacy Following Anthony Weiner SplitPeople Magazine
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Ryan Lochte Says He's Not Sure Whether He Was Robbed, Extorted or Fined During Rio Gunpoint Holdup - People Magazine
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:35:00 GMT


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Ryan Lochte Says He's Not Sure Whether He Was Robbed, Extorted or Fined During Rio Gunpoint Holdup
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Ryan Lochte appeared on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday to speak out about his controversial Rio robbery scandal – clarifying yet again some of the misunderstandings and exaggerations surrounding the incident. While Lochte acknowledged he had ...
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China's Embassy in Kyrgyzstan Hit by Suicide Bomber - Wall Street Journal
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:23:10 GMT


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China's Embassy in Kyrgyzstan Hit by Suicide Bomber
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BEIJING—A suicide car bombing at the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan wounded five people and killed the lone attacker, Chinese state media said. The attack in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek took place at about 9:32 a.m. local time Tuesday, when the ...
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Ahead of Florida primary, Rubio offers Trump a tepid embrace - CNN
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:59:18 GMT


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Ahead of Florida primary, Rubio offers Trump a tepid embrace
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Orlando (CNN) Sen. Marco Rubio still won't take back the many attacks he launched at former rival Donald Trump when they faced off in the bitter presidential primary. But ahead of voting in Tuesday's Senate primary in Florida, the freshman lawmaker is ...
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Brock Turner set to leave jail Friday after serving 3 months for sex assault - Chicago Tribune
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:48:54 GMT


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Brock Turner set to leave jail Friday after serving 3 months for sex assault
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In this March 30, 2015 photo, Brock Turner appears in the Palo Alto, Calif., branch of Santa Clara County Superior Court court for a status hearing. In this March 30, 2015 photo, Brock Turner appears in the Palo Alto, Calif., branch of Santa Clara ...
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Newborn twins among 6500 migrants rescued from Mediterranean - CNN
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:13:33 GMT


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Newborn twins among 6500 migrants rescued from Mediterranean
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(CNN) A five-day-old newborn peers out from a pink blanket. His dark, almond-shaped eyes stare directly at the camera, his tiny hand tucked underneath his chin. His short life has been anything but easy. MSF tweeted this picture of a five-day-old newborn.
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Mondelez abandons pursuit of US chocolate maker Hershey - Reuters
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:40:00 GMT


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Mondelez abandons pursuit of US chocolate maker Hershey
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A Hershey's chocolate bar is shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California, U.S. January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo. 1/2. left. right. The logo of Mondelez International is pictured at the company's building in Zurich November ...
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Scientists confirm what pet owners already know: Dogs understand us.

A new study in Hungary shows that dogs grasp both words and intonation when humans speak to them.

Be honest: How many books did you actually read this summer?

My guilty secret: Even though my life is largely devoted to books, somehow I only managed to read one book for pleasure this summer.

Will DNC scandal cost Wasserman Schultz her Congressional seat?

Challenger Tim Canova, a Bernie Sanders-backed law professor, has raised an almost unheard of amount for a first-time candidate and primary challenger. That could be trouble for the former Democratic National Committee chair.

How one Tunisian party is separating Islam from politics

The Ennahda movement has renounced political Islam and fully embraced Tunisia’s secular order, seeking to work within it.

Why would Russian hackers target US election systems?

In Illinois, state officials said the hackers stole data from as many as 200,000 voter records.

Prep school sex assault victim refuses to be ashamed

Seventeen-year-old Chessy Prout says she wants to help other victims of assault know that they 'don't need to be ashamed either.'

Why is the EU demanding Apple pay $14.5 billion in Irish taxes?

The EU says the deal cut between Ireland and Apple should be considered illegal state aid.

How Facebook keeps you in a political bubble of your own

Despite the opportunities the Internet gives us to know and connect more, the Internet can also train us to polarize each other. But we can change that – starting with our Facebook preferences.

Donald Trump’s tax proposals could double the trade deficit

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump often expresses dismay about the US trade deficit, which he ties to the loss of good paying middle class jobs. The issue is more nuanced than Mr. Trump suggests.

'A Torch Against the Night' runs deeper than 'An Ember in the Ashes'

This sequel preserves the hyperkinetic energy of 'An Ember in the Ashes' while layering in more thoughtful complexities.

Why debt management plans don't work for everyone

Debt management plans are touted as an alternative to bankruptcy and an affordable way to pay back credit card debt. But bankruptcy is sometimes a better choice, and dropping out of a plan can have serious consequences. 

Summer corn quinoa salad

A simple salad that combines the best of summer's fresh tomato and corn flavors.

Why Seattle is pushing 'secure schedules' for hourly workers

Seattle, the city that championed the $15 per hour minimum wage, now wants new rules requiring employers to give hourly workers their scheduled shifts two weeks in advance.

Honesty for the world

A Christian Science perspective: What keeping our integrity does.

Mars Q&A: Is now the time to explore the Red Planet?

Here are answers to some common questions about the state of Mars exploration.

Mazda CX-7 from 2007-2012 recalled for corrosion problem

Mazda is recalling more than 190,000 Mazda CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that water can enter the CX-7's front suspension ball joint fittings, which can cause corrosion.

What would happen if we found life on Proxima b?

Discovering signs of life on a planet other than Earth would have enormous implications not just for science, but also for our philosophical conceptions of humanity's place in the universe.

NASA's Juno spacecraft completes its first orbital flyby of Jupiter

Juno's first and closest orbital flyby of the gas giant took it within just 2,600 miles of the tops of its clouds.

SETI detects mysterious signal from vicinity of sunlike star

A radio telescope has picked up a powerful signal from HD 164595, a star system about 94 light-years from our solar system.

How can public art be preserved and shared?

Artists, curators, and custodians of public art around the world are tackling the challenge of ensuring the names and stories behind the work are preserved and shared.

U.S.-led coalition planes hit Islamic State in north Syria - Turkish military

Two A-10 planes hit and destroyed two Islamic State targets, the military said in a statement.

Brazil's Rousseff defends self ahead of Senate's ouster vote

Rousseff mounted a forceful defense of her time leading Latin America's most populous nation.

Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb

A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday.

Clinton aide Abedin separates from scandal-plagued Weiner

Huma Abedin's announcement follows a New York Post report late Sunday that Weiner recently sent risque photos to another woman.

FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems

The FBI found breaches in Illinois and Arizona's voter registration databases.

Time to harvest and weed? Crop mobs can help.

As people have become interested in restoring vitality to rural areas, 'crop mobbing' has arisen as a way to build community. And the extra hands can be a boon to small farms during the busy seasons.

How big a military threat is Russia, really?

Some US generals see Putin's moves in Ukraine and Syria as dangerously aggressive. Others see calculated efforts aimed at blunting Western influence but not directly challenging the US.

The refugee milestone Obama doesn't want to talk about

On Monday, the US met President Obama's goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in a year. But it was not a broadly popular goal. 

Is Colin Kaepernick the new face of American patriotism? (+video)

After the San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks refused to stand for the national anthem, other athletes and fans called him unpatriotic. But his protests could be the expression of active patriotism common among Millennials.

What do adult students want from college?

The demographics of higher learning are changing, but traditional colleges have been slow to adapt. An adult learner-focused ranking hopes to help prompt change. 

Coca-Cola says it now replenishes all the water it uses

Long accused of depriving local communities of water, the Coca-Cola corporation now says that it replenishes all of the water that it uses globally.

Southerners are happy with their salaries, survey finds

How does your location affect your financial concerns? We cover regional differences in debt, money worries, and more.

New Sandy Hook School opens on site of Newtown shooting (+video)

A new elementary school opened Monday in Newtown, Conn. to replace the one demolished after the 2012 shooting.

Europe’s post-Brexit identity search

A Sept. 16 summit of the remaining EU leaders must start a deep search for what binds the European Union other than economic convenience and preventing war and atrocities. 

Speaking Politics phrase of the week: 'Party of Lincoln'

Republicans and Democrats alike have cited Abraham Lincoln's legacy during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, comparing Lincoln's founding party to the current GOP today. 

Gene Wilder 'blessed every film we did with his magic,' says Mel Brooks

Wilder, who starred in such films as 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Young Frankenstein,' and 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,' has died.

Did Lucy the Australopithecus die from falling out of a tree?

The death of the famous hominin fossil may no longer be a mystery, thanks to new research.

Did HP discriminate against older workers in massive layoffs?

Four former employees of Hewlett Packard are accusing the company of firing older workers and replacing them with recent college graduates during layoffs that have affected 85,000 employees since 2012.

Oil pipeline protests in North Dakota draw native Americans, celebrities

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protests against a four-state oil pipeline have drawn members of other tribes, as well as a few Hollywood stars.

Mark Zuckerberg discusses the power of technology with Pope Francis

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ditched his trademark hoodie in exchange for a dark suit as he met with Pope Francis at the pontiff's Santa Marta residence in the Vatican.


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Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:14:13 GMT

Second incident saw drone miss cockpit by barely 10m

An airliner circling Heathrow narrowly missed colliding with a drone flying at 7,000 feet – while another aircraft approaching the London airport saw a drone hurtle past just 30 feet from its cockpit.…

Intel's makeshift Kaby Lake Cores hope to lure punters from tired PCs
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:08 GMT

Seventh-generation processors with DRM-friendly UHD engine will appear from next month

Intel's stop-gap Kaby Lake processors – aka the seventh-generation Core family – will ship in laptops starting from September, we're told.…

71,000 Minecraft World Map accounts leaked online after 'hack'
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:34:06 GMT

Dumped creds have been exposed since January

Some 71,000 user accounts and IP addresses have been leaked from Minecraft fan website Minecraft World Map.…

Ireland taxman: Apple got NO favours from us. Honest, guv
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:06:07 GMT

Yes, we squeezed just 0.005% corp tax from Apple. That was what it owed

Apple paying €50 corporation tax in Ireland on every €1m of profit reported – a rate of 0.005 per cent – was in compliance with local laws, the Emerald Isle’s under-fire Revenue Commissioners have claimed.…

Microsoft releases firmware fix for faulty Surface Pro 3 batteries
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:44:12 GMT

'Portable' device can now be untethered from wall

Frustrated Surface Pro 3 customers unable to properly charge their batteries have been offered a fix by Microsoft.…

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn wants high speed broadband for all. Wow, original idea there
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:56:09 GMT

And could he be hinting at a new national ID card scheme?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the party will not win elections using strategies from the past, as he promised to "democratise the internet" in his Digital Manifesto today…

Samsung's million-IOPS, 6.4TB, 64Gb/s SSD is ... well, quite something
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:28:10 GMT

Five full drive writes a day for five years? This is serious

VMworld Samsung is showing off a monster million IOPS SSD that can pump out read data at 6.4 gigabytes/sec and store up to 6.4TB.…

EU verdict: Apple received €13bn in illegal tax benefits from Ireland
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:01:15 GMT

'State aid' will be recovered, plus interest

Updated The European Commission has ruled that tax arrangements between Ireland and Apple were in breach of the EU's state aid laws, and said the American corporation needs to cough up €13bn in back taxes, plus interest.…

Windows 10 Anniversary on a Raspberry Pi: Another look at IoT Core
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:33:13 GMT

Neat platform but should we just use Linux?

Hands on Microsoft has released Windows 10 Anniversary for IoT Core, a version of Windows which runs on Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, Dragonboard or Minnowboard.…

Replacing humans with robots in your factories? Hold on just a sec
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:02:06 GMT

Removing the squishies doesn't remove the legal headaches

The integration of robots into production processes will impact on traditional liability arrangements and raise a range of other legal issues for manufacturers to consider, including in relation to health, safety and data protection.…

Li-Fi with my little eye … a vulnerability
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:06:12 GMT

Fooling around with VLC systems

Proponents of visible light communications (VLC) like “Li-Fi” love reminding us of the bonkers speeds they can get (200 Gbps last year, for example), but just like its radio-spectrum counterpart, it needs protection against eavesdropping and jamming.…

Pump-priming the new ampere: NIST works to count electrons in silicon
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:05:07 GMT

Show me the way to go Ohm

The ampere, a perpetual embarrassment to the world of scientific standardisation, is due to get a measurable physical standard in 2018, and America's National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) hopes to help provide its definition.…

$329 for a MacBook? Well, really a 'HacBook' built on an old HP
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:30:04 GMT

Bring your own Mac OS licence and cross you fingers before the legal letters land

An outfit called “Hacbook” is channeling Psystar*, offering Mac OS laptops for US$329.…

Reports: Autopilot will go on strike if you're not paying attention
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:05:08 GMT

Tesla readies software update after high-profile crashes

Rumours are emerging that Tesla is going to restrict the behaviour of its controversial Autopilot feature.…

SETI Institute damps down 'wow!' signal report from Russia
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:05:11 GMT

Settle, SETI-fans: One radio spike does not a civilisation make

The killjoys at the SETI Institute -- killjoys all over the world, really -- are damping down wild speculation that a Russian instrument has seen a “possible” alien transmission.…

Ripper! Boffins find malware thought behind $347k Thai ATM raids
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:05:04 GMT

Evil EMV card pwns NCR ATMs, sets dispensary to max

Researchers at security firm FireEye may have found the malware responsible for plundering ATMs across Thailand and other parts of South East Asia.…

Fifty bills for new Oz parliament, nothing much for tech
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:05:05 GMT

A lean, lean 2016 for Canberra IT sector lobbyists

The tech sector's going to have to take care of itself in 2016, at least as far at the Turnbull government's legislative agenda is concerned.…

Michael Dell promises new EMC/Dell/VMware engineered systems
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:30:07 GMT

Expect them ASAP once the EMC deal closes, which will be real soon now

Michael Dell today told VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas that as soon as the deal to acquire EMC closes “you will see a whole new series of engineered solutions we have been working on together.”…

Victoria Gov tips $6.5M into uni security seeder, city-country farm tech
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:56:07 GMT

Garden State wants a thousand startups to bloom

The government of the southern Australian state of Victoria has tipped A$450,000 (£260,083, US$340,872) to spin up an information security incubator in Deakin University.…

NZ-funded Hawaiki cable signs DRFortress for landing station
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:57:28 GMT

Next stop, Hawaii

Australia and New Zealand got a small step closer to a third Pacific crossing, with submarine cable upstart Hawaiki signing DRFortress in Hawaii to operate its landing station.…

Microsoft redfaced after Bing translation cockup enrages Saudis
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:43:02 GMT

Daesh/Saudi Arabia snafu leads to calls for boycott

A snafu with the translation engine in Microsoft's Bing search engine has landed Redmond in hot water with the Saudi authorities.…

Microsoft Outlook.com redecoration delay rumors: THE TRUTH
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:10:04 GMT

Email updates stalled to 2017? Oh no no, everything's fine ... ish, says Redmond

Microsoft says its renovation work on the Outlook.com cloud email service is virtually complete although a few folks are still waiting to see the changes. Its rollout will not be delayed until 2017 as had been feared, however.…

FAA powers up an invisible hand, groping the skies for rule-busting biz drones
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:41:35 GMT

Top tip: Keep flying cams away from Robert Duvall's house

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun enforcement of new rules covering the commercial use of drones.…

Shock: AT&T totally not OK with FCC saying it ripped off US schools
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:21:05 GMT

They didn't get E-rate price because they didn't want an E‑rate plan, apparently

AT&T has issued a rebuttal to the FCC's July complaint that it overcharged schools and libraries in Florida for internet service.…

Facebook replaces human editors with McChicken romping, Fox News faking AI bots
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:46:34 GMT

Zuck's algorithm in full: 10 INPUT El Reg Bootnote Archive; 20 GOTO 10

On Friday, Facebook announced changes to its method of picking trending news stories to put on the front page of people's feeds. It's taking humans out of the equation and using algorithms instead – and the results were not pretty.…

UK watchdog: You. Facebook. Get over here now. This WhatsApp privacy update. Explain
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:47:13 GMT

Decision to share numbers picked up by Canuck crusader

The UK's new Privacy Commissioner has fired a warning shot across Facebook's bow over its privacy policy update.…

Tim Cook trousers $135m in Apple shares
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:37:34 GMT

CEO celebrates five years by getting even richer

Apple CEO Tim Cook is $135m richer this week after receiving 1.26 million shares in the electronics giant, immediately selling $36m worth of them.…

Apple sued over shoddy iPhone touchscreens
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:59:12 GMT

Class action accuses Cupertino of ignoring handset defect

Apple is being sued by a class of former iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners who accuse the company of failing to address a design problem that caused the handset's touchscreen to malfunction.…

FBI: Look out – hackers are breaking into US election board systems
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:46:17 GMT

SQL injection attack used to slurp voters' info

IT admins have received a flash warning from the FBI to harden up their systems following attacks against servers run by two US state election boards.…

Europe to order Apple to cough up 'one beeellion Euros in back taxes'
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:11:35 GMT

Shiny phone giant faces devastating two per cent drop in profits

The European Commission (EC) will demand an additional €1bn ($1.12bn) from Apple in back taxes, according to Reuters.…

Tegile gets IntelliFlash into a cluster duster
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:53:01 GMT

Cloud Platform for private cloud

Tegile is launching its all-flash, clustered, IntelliFlash CP (Cloud Platform) at VMworld 2016.…

VMware goes back to its future with multi-cloud abstractions
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:03:12 GMT

Virtzilla's going to bet you've got server sprawl all over again, this time in the cloud

VMware will apply its core skill – taming ill-defined pools of computing resource – to multiple clouds, in a new effort called Cross-Cloud Architecture.…

Ireland looks like it's outpacing Britain in the superfast broadband rollout stakes
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:32:09 GMT

A national fibre plan, what's that?

Comment How do Blighty’s future broadband plans compare to its Irish neighbour, which arguably has its sights on a much more ambitious target than BT?…

Chinese CA hands guy base certificates for GitHub, Florida uni
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:57:12 GMT

Man-in-the-middle diddle

A Chinese certificate authority handed out a base certificate for GitHub and the Univerisity of Central Florida to a mere user in a significant security blunder.…

Big data busts crypto: 'Sweet32' captures collisions in old ciphers
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:05:05 GMT

Boffins blow up Blowfish and double down on triple DES

Researchers with France's INRIA are warning that 64-bit ciphers – which endure in TLS configurations and OpenVPN – need to go for the walk behind the shed.…

BSODs at scale: We laugh at your puny five storeys, here's our SIX storey #fail
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:05:11 GMT

Windows in a state of undress, all over the world

It's an easy drive-by troll, isn't it? Last week, we asked readers to top the five-storey Blue Screen of Death spotted in Thailand, and examples big and small flooded the inbox.…

Phoney bling ring pinged by Tolkien's kin
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:05:10 GMT

Oz court sour on unlicensed Sauron 'One Ring'

A Melbourne man has to hand over his entire stock of “The One Ring” knock-offs to the Tolkien Estate, after losing a copyright case.…

Russia MP's son found guilty after stealing 2.9 million US credit cards
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:30:12 GMT

Point of sales malware wrought $169 million in damages.

The son of a Russian member of parliament has been found guilty of stealing and selling millions of US credit card numbers using point of sales malware.…

Nutanix: Yup, OK, we gobbled PernixData, Calm.io. What you gonna do about it?
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:05:09 GMT

Cracks open wallet ahead of IPO

At long last Nutanix has come clean and revealed it is buying PernixData (VMware's hypervisor memory caching software biz), and confirmed it also slurped devops software company Calm.io.…

NewSat network breach 'most corrupted' Oz spooks had seen: report
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:55:05 GMT

Spies had interception kit in Satellite provider's data centre, ex staffer tells El Reg

Defunct Australian satellite company Newsat distinguished itself in a way never known to the public before the company went under: it was so badly hacked it had 'the most corrupted' network the nation's spy agency had encountered.…

Jovial NASA says Juno flyby a success
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:03:05 GMT

Downloads will take days

It was a hats-in-the-air weekend at NASA, with the agency announcing its Juno probe's first close-up Jupiter fly-by was a success.…

Our pacemakers are totally secure, says short-sold St Jude
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 01:04:08 GMT

Hackable medical device claims are 'false and misleading'

The manufacturer of pacemakers and defibrillators has slammed a report by security researchers accusing it of putting customers lives at risk.…

NBN HFC scaled down to stave off financial disaster
published: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:55:09 GMT

Net-builder hopes to raise AU$19 BEEELLION in debt by 2020; AFP leashed again

DOCSIS 3.1 might one day give gigabit to HFC customers on the National Broadband Network, but not to as many customers as promised: nbnTM is scaling back the number of customers connecting on the former Telstra and Optus networks.…

Tech fails miserably in Forbes' most innovative companies
published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:12:12 GMT

But don't worry, the methodology is suspect to say the least

The tech industry feeds off its reputation for being innovative but, according to Forbes at least, it may not be warranted.…

Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'
published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:05:22 GMT

Time for a compendium of abuse

Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against open-source-defending lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn.…

SpaceX Dragon capsule lands in Pacific carrying 12 moustronauts
published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:56:08 GMT

NASA to watch Musketeer relatives carefully

The SpaceX team has successfully recovered its Dragon capsule which was sent back to Earth by the International Space Station.…

Apple is making life terrible in its factories – labor rights warriors
published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:07:57 GMT

Manufacturers buckling under demands for cheaper iStuffs

Pressure from Apple to lower costs is driving worsening conditions for workers at the company's manufacturing partners.…

'Fake CEO' Chinese chap cuffed in $54m fraud probe
published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:59:54 GMT

Money laundering charges after chief exec imitation trick

Police in Hong Kong have arrested a Chinese man on charges of laundering the proceeds of an online robbery that netted millions of dollars.…

Rackspace finds its $4.3bn sugar daddy
published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:16:14 GMT

Cloud wrangler inks deal to go private

Cloud management provider Rackspace says that it will be going private in a deal that will pay shareholders $4.3bn.…

Sunny, summery Intel slips out six flashy 3D NAND SSDs
published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:01:43 GMT

Doing Internet of Things stuff? There's one for you, too

Intel has introduced six new SSDs using 3D NAND technology, with two client products, two data centre drives and two embedded Internet of Things drives.…


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CNET news editors and reporters provide top technology news, with investigative reporting and in-depth coverage of tech issues and events.

published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:34:35 +0000
CNET News

Used SpaceX rocket to launch SES satellite into orbit - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:34:35 +0000

Satellite operator SES aims to be the first company to launch a geostationary satellite on a used Falcon 9 orbital rocket booster.

World of Warcraft: Legion is here, and it's just like I remembered - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:06 +0000

Commentary: After twelve years and six expansions, coming back to World of Warcraft is a foregone conclusion. But it's something we do to ourselves.

Mophie shaves prices on new Powerstation chargers, adds portable wireless charging - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:20:35 +0000

With its new line of universal charging batteries, Mophie's not only serving up more charging solutions but more competitive pricing.

Sling TV thinks Danny Trejo will scare you away from the cable company - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:01:02 +0000

Do you think Machete is scary? Not as scary as your astronomical cable bill, says Sling TV in a new ad campaign that debuts today.

No really, 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier' isn't the worst Trek movie - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:16 +0000

An intrepid fan boldly faces her past by rewatching "The Final Frontier." Does it deserve its reputation at the bottom of the Star Trek movie pile?

Drive.ai brings 'emotional intelligence' to self-driving cars - Roadshow
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:03 +0000

New self-driving car company Drive.ai not only programs cars to recognize pedestrians and avoid them, it also gives cars the ability to emote their intentions.

Chevrolet's next fuel-cell concept is unlike any you've seen before - Roadshow
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:49:08 +0000

It's based on a Chevrolet Colorado, but going off the teaser image, it's way cooler than an EV wrapped in a truck body.

Yi Erida carbon fiber drone flies fast, folds for travel (pictures) - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:02 +0000

The upcoming drone made to work with the company's 4K Action Camera can fly up to 75 mph.

From Ukraine to Canada: A tech relocation takes flight - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:48:42 +0000

It wasn't safe to stay in Ukraine. Here's how one Silicon Valley startup found a new home for its employees.

Orwell was right: Oliver Stone on what makes Snowden exciting - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:27:55 +0000

The NSA isn't all-powerful but it's pretty darn scary, says the director of a new thriller based on Edward Snowden's story.

See 'Avengers' reimagined as TV sitcom 'Full House' - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:54:46 +0000

Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, Hawkeye, and Scarlet Witch get recast as various members of the Tanner household in this cleverly edited parody video.

65-year-old woman says she took out drone with just one shot - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:03:19 +0000

Technically Incorrect: A drone is hovering near the house of Hollywood actor Robert Duvall. A neighbor thinks this isn't a good thing.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 goes brandless in Japan - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:29:42 +0000

Some are speculating that the company is taking its name off products in Japan due to the country's increasingly difficult relationship with South Korea.

Apple gets slapped with $14.5B tax bill - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:24:56 +0000

The European Commission claims Apple paid an effective corporate tax rate of just 0.005 percent in 2014.

Apple under attack from Australia's biggest banks over Apple Pay - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:46:08 +0000

Four Australian banks are uniting against Apple in a bid to get the famously-closed tech company to open up. But as they say in the classics, don't upset the Apple, cartel...

A new human-led epoch: Scientists recommend officially declaring 'a new age of man' - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:39:33 +0000

The impact the human race has had on the Earth is so intense that scientists are recommending we move on from the Holocene and into a new epoch.

Your dog understands what you say and how you say it - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:59:07 +0000

Thought you could trick your dog by saying mean things in a nice tone? Think again.

Pokemon Go player bans reversed by Niantic - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:26:41 +0000

Players who used add-on maps to show nearby Pokemon in Pokemon Go are having their account bans reversed.

Lightning storm kills over 300 deer in Norway - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:16:54 +0000

It's the biggest group of deer that has ever been killed by lightning in a single storm.

Megaupload founder's extradition appeal to be livestreamed - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:40:29 +0000

The world can follow along with internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's extradition appeal almost in real-time, a New Zealand judge has ruled.

Pokemon's Eevee coming to Build-a-Bear - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:17:04 +0000

Build-a-Bear used Eevee! It's super effective!

How to film the perfect burger drop, the robot way - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:04:57 +0000

If you've ever wondered how burger commercials achieve the perfect bounce, one director has given us a glance behind the scenes.

The Juno probe has completed its first Jupiter flyby - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:01:44 +0000

The spacecraft entered Jovian orbit in July, and has now completed the first of 36 flybys of the solar system's giant.

Alphabet exec David Drummond leaves Uber's board amid overlap concerns - CNET
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:30:50 +0000

Exec who helped oversee Google's early investment in the startup leaves as conflict of interest concerns mount.

This dongle will let you know if your car is about to break down - Roadshow
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:07:46 +0000

The only catch is, right now it only works on Toyota, Nissan and Honda cars.


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Apple Ordered To Pay Up To $14.5 Billion in EU Tax Crackdown, Cook Refutes EU's Conclusion

Apple has been ordered to pay a record sum of 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest after the European Commission said Ireland illegally slashed the iPhone maker's tax bill, in a crackdown on fiscal loopholes that also risks inflaming tensions with the United States Treasury. According to the European Union regulator, Apple benefited from selective tax treatment that gave it an unfair advantage over other businesses. In the meanwhile, Apple has refuted such accusations, saying that EU's conclusion has "no basis in fact or law." EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said, "If my effective tax rate would be 0.05 percent falling to 0.005 percent -- I would have felt that maybe I should have a second look at my tax bill." Apple CEO Tim Cook said, "Over the years, we received guidance from Irish tax authorities on how to comply correctly with Irish tax law -- the same kind of guidance available to any company doing business there. In Ireland and in every country where we operate, Apple follows the law and we pay all the taxes we owe."

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Intel Unveils Full Details of Kaby Lake 7th Gen Core Series Processors

Reader MojoKid writes: Intel is readying a new family of processors, based on its next-gen Kaby Lake microarchitecture, that will be the foundation of the company's upcoming 7th Generation Core processors. Although Kaby Lake marks a departure from Intel's "tick-tock" release cadence, there have been some tweaks made to its 14nm manufacturing process (called 14nm+) that have resulted in significant gains in performance, based on clock speed boosts and other optimizations. In addition, Intel has incorporated a new multimedia engine into Kaby Lake that adds hardware acceleration for 4K HEVC 10-bit transcoding and VP9 decoding. Skylake could handle 1080p HEVC transcoding, but it didn't accelerate 4K HEVC 10-bit transcoding or VP9 decode and had to assist with CPU resources. The new multimedia engine gives Kaby Lake the ability to handle up to eight 4Kp30 streams and it can decode HEVC 4Kp60 real-time content at up to 120Mbps. The engine can also now offload 4Kp30 real-time encoding in a dedicated fixed-function engine. Finally, Intel has made some improvements to their Speed Shift technology, which now takes the processor out of low power states to maximum frequency in 15 milliseconds. Clock speed boosts across Core i and Core m 7th gen series processors of 400-500 MHz, in combination with Speed Shift optimizations, result in what Intel claims are 12-9 percent performance gains in the same power envelope as its previous generation Skylake series, and even more power efficient video processing performance.

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Grumpy Cat Wants $600K From 'Pirating' Coffee Maker

Eloking quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Grumpy Cat is not pleased, yet. Her owners have asked a California federal court to issue a $600,000 judgment against a coffee maker which allegedly exploited their copyrights (PDF). In addition, they want damages for trademark and contract breach, and a ban on the company in question from selling any associated Grumpy Cat merchandise. There are dozens of celebrity cats on the internet, but Grumpy Cat probably tops them all. The cat's owners have made millions thanks to their pet's unique facial expression, which turned her into an overnight internet star. Part of this revenue comes from successful merchandise lines, including the Grumpy Cat "Grumppuccino" iced coffee beverage, sold by the California company Grenade Beverage. The company licensed the copyright and trademarks to sell the iced coffee, but is otherwise not affiliated with the cat and its owners. Initially this partnership went well, but after the coffee maker started to sell other "Grumpy Cat" products, things turned bad. TorrentFreak adds: "The cat's owners, incorporated as Grumpy Cat LLC, took the matter to court last year with demands for the coffee maker to stop infringing associated copyrights and trademarks. After Grenade Beverage failed to properly respond to the allegations, Grumpy Cat's owners moved for a default, which a court clerk entered in early June. A few days ago they went ahead and submitted a motion for default judgement."

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Hunt For Ninth Planet Reveals Distant Solar System Objects

schwit1 writes: Astronomers have discovered several new objects orbiting the Sun at extremely great distances beyond the orbit of Neptune. The most interesting new discovery is 2014 FE72: "2014 FE72 is the first distant Oort Cloud object found with an orbit entirely beyond Neptune," reports Carnegie Institution for Science. "It has an orbit that takes the object so far away from the Sun (some 3000 times farther than Earth) that it is likely being influenced by forces of gravity from beyond our Solar System such as other stars and the galactic tide. It is the first object observed at such a large distance." This research is being done as part of an effort to discover a very large planet, possibly as much as 15 times the mass of Earth, that the scientists have proposed that exists out there.

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SETI Has Observed a 'Strong' Signal That May Originate From a Sun-like Star

An anonymous reader writes: The RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia has detected a strong signal around 11 GHz (which is very unlikely to be naturally-caused) coming from HD164595, a star nearly identical in mass to the Sun and located about 95 light years from Earth. The system is known to have at least one planet. If the signal were isotropic, it would seem to indicate a Kardashev Type II civilization. While it is too early to draw any conclusions, the discovery will be discussed at an upcoming SETI committee meeting on September 27th. According to Paul Gilster, author of the Centauri Dreams website, "No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilization, but it is certainly worth further study. Working out the strength of the signal, the researchers say that if it came from an isotropic beacon, it would be of a power possible only for a Kardashev Type II civilization. If it were a narrow beam signal focused on our Solar System, it would be of a power available to a Kardashev Type I civilization. The possibility of noise of one form or another cannot be ruled out, and researchers in Paris led by Jean Schneider are considering the possible microlensing of a background source by HD164595. But the signal is provocative enough that the RATAN-600 researchers are calling for permanent monitoring of this target."

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Early Human Ancestor Lucy 'Died Falling Out of a Tree'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: New evidence suggests that the famous fossilized human ancestor dubbed "Lucy" by scientists died falling from a great height -- probably out of a tree. CT scans have shown injuries to her bones similar to those suffered by modern humans in similar falls. The 3.2 million-year-old hominin was found on a treed flood plain, making a branch her most likely final perch. It bolsters the view that her species -- Australopithecus afarensis -- spent at least some of its life in the trees. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers from the U.S. and Ethiopia describe a "vertical deceleration event" which they argue caused Lucy's death. In particular they point to a crushed shoulder joint, of the sort seen when we humans reach out our arms to break a fall, as well as fractures of the ankle, leg bones, pelvis, ribs, vertebrae, arm, jaw and skull. Discovered in Ethiopia's Afar region in 1974, Lucy's 40%-complete skeleton is one of the world's best known fossils. She was around 1.1m (3ft 7in) tall and is thought to have been a young adult when she died. Her species, Australopithecus afarensis, shows signs of having walked upright on the ground and had lost her ancestors' ape-like, grasping feet -- but also had an upper body well-suited to climbing. The bones of this well-studied skeleton are in fact laced with fractures, like most fossils. By peering inside the bones in minute detail, the scanner showed that several of the fractures were "greenstick" breaks. The bone had bent and snapped like a twig: something that only happens to healthy, living bones. "The Ethiopian ministry has agreed to release 3D files of Lucy's right shoulder and her left knee. So anyone with an interest in this can print Lucy out and evaluate these fractures, and our hypothesis, for themsleves." You can find the files here.

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C Programming Language Hits a 15-Year Low On The TIOBE Index

Gamoid writes: The venerable C programming language hit a 15-year low on the TIOBE Index, perhaps because more mobile- and web-friendly languages like Swift and Go are starting to eat its lunch. "The C programming language has a score of 11.303%, which is its lowest score ever since we started the TIOBE index back in 2001," writes Paul Jansen, manager of TIOBE Index. With that said, C is still the second most popular programming language in the world, behind only Java. Also worth noting as mentioned by Matt Weinberger via Business Insider, "C doesn't currently have a major corporate sponsor; Oracle makes a lot of money from Java; Apple pushes both Swift and Objective-C for building iPhone apps. But no big tech company is getting on stage and pushing C as the future of development. So C's problems could be marketing as much as anything."

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Tesla To Further Restrict Its Autopilot Software To Prevent Accidents

Tesla is planning to further restrict its Autopilot mode via a v8.0 software update that will make it much harder for drivers to ignore safety alerts. Tesla's Autopilot currently issues alerts on the dashboard "reading Hold Steering Wheel and the driver has to apply pressure on the wheel to make it go away," reports Electrek. "If you quickly respond to those alerts, the Autopilot's Autosteer and Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC) do not disengage." The system will disengage if you ignore those warnings for too long. Electrek reports: "Now we learn that Tesla is about to introduce a new restriction with the upcoming v8.0 software update to give more weight to the alerts. According to sources familiar with the Autopilot program, Tesla will add a safety restriction that will result in not only the Autopilot disengaging after alerts are repeatedly ignored, but also blocking the driver from re-engaging the feature after it was automatically disengaged. The driver will not be able to reactivate the Autopilot until the car is stopped and put in 'Park.' So far, it looks like it would only affect the Autosteer feature of the Autopilot and TACC would still be available for the duration of the drive. The goal of the new restriction appears to be to encourage Tesla owners to respond to the visual alert and not to ignore them."

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European Commission To Issue Apple An Irish Tax Bill of $1.1 Billion, Says Report

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The European Commission will rule against Ireland's tax dealings with Apple on Tuesday, two source familiar with the decision told Reuters, one of whom said Dublin would be told to recoup over 1 billion euros in back taxes. The European Commission accused Ireland in 2014 of dodging international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax collectors in return for maintaining jobs. Apple and Ireland rejected the accusation; both have said they will appeal any adverse ruling. The source said the Commission will recommend a figure in back taxes that it expects to be collected, but it will be up to Irish authorities to calculate exactly what is owed. A bill in excess of 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) would be far more than the 30 million euros each the European Commission previously ordered Dutch authorities to recover from U.S. coffee chain Starbucks and Luxembourg from Fiat Chrysler for their tax deals. When it opened the Apple investigation in 2014, the Commission told the Irish government that tax rulings it agreed in 1991 and 2007 with the iPhone maker amounted to state aid and might have broken EU laws. The Commission said the rulings were "reverse engineered" to ensure that Apple had a minimal Irish bill and that minutes of meetings between Apple representatives and Irish tax officials showed the company's tax treatment had been "motivated by employment considerations."

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Judge Allows Kim Dotcom To Livestream Court Hearing

Kim Dotcom has been granted the right to livestream his extradition appeal on YouTube. The appeal hearing began Monday, but will be livestreamed tomorrow because "the cameraman needs to set this up professionally and implement the judge's live streaming rules." tweets Kim Dotcom. Mashable reports: "The United States, which wants Dotcom extradited from New Zealand, is against the request. Dotcom says a livestream is the only way to ensure a fair hearing. The U.S. is seeking the extradition of Dotcom and other Megaupload co-founders in hopes of taking them to court in America on charges of money-laundering, racketeering and copyright infringement. The charges stem from the operation of file-sharing website Megaupload, founded by Dotcom in 2005 and once the 13th most popular website on the internet. Users could upload movies, music and other content to the site and share with others, a practice the U.S. considers copyright infringement. The website reportedly made around $175 million before the FBI took it down in 2012. The U.S. says Megaupload cost copyright holders around $500 million, though Dotcom says it's not his fault users chose to upload the shared copyrighted material. Dotcom was arrested in 2012 after police raided his home, but was released on bail. A judge ruled in favor of his extradition to the U.S. in 2015, though Dotcom said at the time the judge was not interested in a fair hearing." Dotcom plans to revive Megaupload on January 20, 2017, urging people to "buy bitcoin while cheap," since he claims the launch will send the bitcoin price soaring way above its current $575 value. Every file transfer taking place over Megaupload "will be linked to a tiny Bitcoin micro transaction," Dotcom posted on Twitter.

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FAA Expects 600,000 Commercial Drones In The Air Within A Year

The drone industry is expected to expand dramatically in the coming months and years with the passing of a new rule (PDF) that makes it easier to become a commercial drone operator. The Federal Aviation Administration predicts there to be roughly 600,000 drones to be used commercially within the next year. NPR reports: "For context, the FAA says that 20,000 drones are currently registered for commercial use. What's expected to produce a 30-fold increase in a matter of months is a new rule that went into effect today and makes it easier to become a commercial drone operator. Broadly, the new rules change the process of becoming a commercial drone pilot: Instead of having to acquire a traditional pilot's license and getting a special case-by-case permission from the regulators, drone operators now need to pass a new certification test and abide by various flying restrictions (and, well, be older than 16). The rest of the drone safety rules still apply: No flights beyond line-of-sight, over people, at night, above 400 feet in the air or faster than 100 miles an hour. Drones also can't be heavier than 55 pounds, and all unmanned aircraft have to be registered. Businesses, however, may get special wavers to skip some of the restrictions if they can prove they can do so safely. The drone association expects the industry will create more than 100,000 jobs and generate more than $82 billion for the economy in the first 10 years of being integrated into the national airspace. The FAA is also working on new rules that eventually will allow drone flights over people and beyond line of sight."

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US Appeals Court Dismisses AT&T Data Throttling Lawsuit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A federal appeals court in California on Monday dismissed a U.S. government lawsuit that accused ATT Inc of deception for reducing internet speeds for customers with unlimited mobile data plans once their use exceeded certain levels. The company, however, could still face a fine from the Federal Communications Commission regarding the slowdowns, also called "data throttling." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said it ordered a lower court to dismiss the data-throttling lawsuit, which was filed in 2014 by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC sued ATT on the grounds that the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier failed to inform consumers it would slow the speeds of heavy data users on unlimited plans. In some cases, data speeds were slowed by nearly 90 percent, the lawsuit said. The FTC said the practice was deceptive and, as a result, barred under the Federal Trade Commission Act. ATT argued that there was an exception for common carriers, and the appeals court agreed.

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Facebook Is Telling the World It's Not a Media Company, But It Might Be Too Late

Let's get some facts straight. The vast majority of people now get their news from social media. Facebook has become one of the largest platforms for media companies. Not only does it send people to publications, it also offers outlets Instant Articles platform, essentially acting as a publisher. But when CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked on Monday if Facebook is a media company, he took some time thinking about it, and said "no." From a Business Insider article: Zuckerberg went on to explain how Facebook is a technology company that gives media companies tools and a platform, not a media company itself. This isn't the first time we've heard him spout a similar rhetoric recently, because it has been a particularly thorny year for Facebook and the news business. Zuckerberg maintains that it isn't a media company because it doesn't create content. Sure, Facebook isn't making journalism (what many people think of when they hear "media company") but it is hosting, distributing, and monetizing content just like a media company. And even what Zuckerberg said -- "When you think about a media company, you know, people are producing content, people are editing content, and that's not us" -- has been more or less true this year depending on how you define producing and editing.

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65-Year-Old Woman Shoots Down Drone Over Her Virginia Property With One Shot

An anonymous reader writes from a report via Ars Technica: Jennifer Youngman, a 65-year-old woman living in rural northern Virginia shot down a drone flying over her property with a single shotgun blast. Ars Technica reports: "Youngman told Ars that she had just returned from church one Sunday morning and was cleaning her two shotguns -- .410 and a .20 gauge -- on her porch. She had a clear view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and neighbor Robert Duvall's property (yes, the same Robert Duvall from The Godfather). Youngman had seen two men set up a card table on what she described as a 'turnaround place' on a country road adjacent to her house. 'I go on minding my business, working on my .410 shotgun and the next thing I know I hear bzzzzz,' she said. 'This thing is going down through the field, and they're buzzing like you would scaring the cows.' Youngman explained that she grew up hunting and fishing in Virginia, and she was well-practiced at skeet and deer shooting. 'This drone disappeared over the trees and I was cleaning away, there must have been a five- or six-minute lapse, and I heard the bzzzzz,' she said, noting that she specifically used 7.5 birdshot. 'I loaded my shotgun and took the safety off, and this thing came flying over my trees. I don't know if they lost command or if they didn't have good command, but the wind had picked up. It came over my airspace, 25 or 30 feet above my trees, and hovered for a second. I blasted it to smithereens.'" Ars goes on to explain that aerial trespassing isn't currently recognized under American law. "The Supreme Court ruled in a case known as United States v. Causby that a farmer in North Carolina could assert property rights up to 83 feet in the air. There is a case still pending on whether or not Kentucky drone pilot, David Boggs, was trespassing when he flew his drone over somebody else's property. "Broggs asked the court to rule that there was no trespassing and that he is therefor entitled to damages of $1,500 for the destroyed drone."

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Verizon Switches On LTE Advanced In 461 Cities -- Is Your Phone Compatible?

An anonymous reader writes: Today, the carrier announces that its LTE is getting much faster. In 461 cities across the USA, it switches on the speedier 'LTE Advanced' (LTE-A). Best of all, many existing devices are compatible. The company said in a blog post:"Verizon LTE Advanced uses software that combines multiple channels to speed mobile data over the network more quickly than ever before. The result is 50 percent faster peak speeds in cities nationwide for Verizon customers using one of the 39 LTE Advanced-capable phones and tablets already on Verizon's network -- including top-selling Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7 smartphones, Moto Droids and Apple iPhones. As new devices from Apple, Samsung, LG and other manufacturers are introduced, they will be LTE Advanced-capable right out of the box."

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published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:20 +0000
President Barack Obama Will Guest-Edit WIRED’s November Issue
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:20 +0000

President Barack Obama Will Guest-Edit WIRED’s November Issue
Our 44th president is a relentless optimist, just like WIRED. And he's the first ever commander-in-chief to edit a magazine. The post President Barack Obama Will Guest-Edit WIRED’s November Issue appeared first on WIRED.

My Week Conquering San Francisco on the Boosted Board 2
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:19 +0000

My Week Conquering San Francisco on the Boosted Board 2
Boosted's new electric longboard is a little more rugged, and a little longer-lasting. It's still a lot of fun to ride. The post My Week Conquering San Francisco on the Boosted Board 2 appeared first on WIRED.

The Plan to Make Self-Driving Cars Speak Human
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:15 +0000

The Plan to Make Self-Driving Cars Speak Human
Startup Drive.ai wants to make fully autonomous cars that speak with the drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists around them. The post The Plan to Make Self-Driving Cars Speak Human appeared first on WIRED.

Is This Film the First True Live-Action Virtual Reality?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:01:56 +0000

Is This Film the First True Live-Action Virtual Reality?
The quick clip, created by Lytro, brings true depth to film for what might be the first time ever. The post Is This Film the First True Live-Action Virtual Reality? appeared first on WIRED.

Conservation Has a Big Problem With Charismatic Carnivores
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Conservation Has a Big Problem With Charismatic Carnivores
Mostly because humanity's a species of power-tripping space hogs. The post Conservation Has a Big Problem With Charismatic Carnivores appeared first on WIRED.

Bet Your Whole Kitchen Can’t Tuck Into a Closet Like in This Tokyo Pad
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:00:41 +0000

Bet Your Whole Kitchen Can’t Tuck Into a Closet Like in This Tokyo Pad
The key to micro-living is multifunctionality. Minorpoet's design proves multipurpose-ing one's home needn't involve a levitating bed or a robot wall. The post Bet Your Whole Kitchen Can’t Tuck Into a Closet Like in This Tokyo Pad appeared first on WIRED.

The Ocean Made These Wild Photos. Yes, Really
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:00:23 +0000

The Ocean Made These Wild Photos. Yes, Really
Meghann Riepenhoff dunks light-sensitive paper into the ocean, creating fantastic textures and colors. The post The Ocean Made These Wild Photos. Yes, Really appeared first on WIRED.

Sorry, But Your Browser Password Manager Probably Isn’t Enough
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:00:18 +0000

Sorry, But Your Browser Password Manager Probably Isn’t Enough
A breach of Opera's sync system shows that saving passwords in your browser isn't your best security bet. The post Sorry, But Your Browser Password Manager Probably Isn't Enough appeared first on WIRED.

Here’s Everything You Need to Watch on Netflix Next Month
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:00:09 +0000

Here’s Everything You Need to Watch on Netflix Next Month
Netflix is getting into the Fall TV game in a big way this year. Here's what you need to prioritize in your streaming queue. The post Here's Everything You Need to Watch on Netflix Next Month appeared first on WIRED.

Six Scientists Lived in a Tiny Pod for a Year Pretending They Were on Mars
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:14:19 +0000

Six Scientists Lived in a Tiny Pod for a Year Pretending They Were on Mars
If you can’t go to Mars, the next best place would be a stark, lava-spewing active volcano in Hawaii. Right? The post Six Scientists Lived in a Tiny Pod for a Year Pretending They Were on Mars appeared first on WIRED.


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Why Is Rick Perry Doing Dancing With the Stars?
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:32:00 GMT

Dancing With the StarsA rapper popular in the 1990s, two actresses from beloved sitcoms, two Olympians...these Dancing With the Stars contestants make sense. And then there's Rick Perry, the former governor of...

Bachelor in Paradise's Biggest Scandals Ever: Affairs, Texts and One Bad Chad
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:15:00 GMT

Bachelor in Paradise, Chad Johnson, Samantha Steffen, Michelle Kujawa, Kirk DeWindtAh, Bachelor in Paradise. The summer love of our lives. We don't know where we'd be without this love child of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and we don't want to know,...

Kim, Kris & Khloe Fear Rob Kardashian Will ''Go Missing'' After Fight With Blac Chyna: ''Is He Ever Gonna See His Kid?''
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kim KardashianRob Kardashian's family is worried about him. On this Sunday's mid-season finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris Jenner tells Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian that Rob...

No, They Didn't! Take a Look Back at Some of Reality TV's Most Scandalous Moments
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Vicki Gunvalson, Brooks Ayers, Stassi Schroeder, Chad Johnson, Kendra, Hank, ScandalsIt's no surprise that reality TV has become the gift that keeps on giving. Throughout our favorite guilty pleasures, we've become overwhelmed with plot twists and drama that were...

Justin Bieber Scores 8 Guinness World Records for Purpose
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:47:00 GMT

Justin BieberJustin Bieber can add more awards to his trophy case. The "Children" crooner has worked his way into the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book with eight records, thanks to his...

Willow and Jaden Smith Reveal Their Famous Parents' Lifelong Impact: What They Gave Us Has Nothing to Do With Money
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Willow Smith, Jaden Smith, Interview Magazine, September IssueAt just 15 and 18 years old respectively, Willow Smith and Jaden Smith speak as if they've already lived 100 years. While they still have many decades to explore, their famous parents have...

Alicia Vikander's E!Q in 42 Made Us Hungry
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Alicia VikanderBefore you watch Alicia Vikander in The Light Between Oceans and start sobbing uncontrollably... Let her put a smile on your face! It turns out that the Oscar winner, who stars...

Dancing With the Stars Season 23 Cast Revealed: Find Out the Celebs and Their Pro Partners
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:33:00 GMT

Amber Rose, Ryan Lochte, Jana Kramer, EMBARGO until 08/30/16 at 9am ESTBreak out the sequins, rip open those shirts and cue the music: the Dancing With the Stars season 23 cast has been revealed. ABC made it official with the contestants coming together on Tuesday,...

Ryan Lochte Joins Dancing With the Stars Season 23 and Puts Rio Drama Behind Him
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:10:00 GMT

Ryan Lochte, Good Morning AmericaIt's official: Ryan Lochte is heading to Dancing With the Stars. The casting was announced on Good Morning America Tuesday. Admittedly, Lochte said the timing wasn't great--but...

Blac Chyna's Sweet Instagram Pics With Son King Cairo Are Killing Us With Cuteness
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Blac Chyna, InstagramKing Cairo is definitely a mama's boy! If you're in need of a daily dose of cuteness, you should look no further than Blac Chyna's sweet Instagram posts with her 3-year-old...

Baby on Board! See Blac Chyna's Pregnancy Style From Red Carpet to Real Comfy
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Blac Chyna, InstagramBlac Chyna and Rob Kardashian are about to welcome their first child together! The Rob & Chyna stars announced the baby news back in May and now we're getting closer and closer to...

James Corden Spoofs Kanye West's "Fade," Gets Distracted by Teyana Taylor's Workout
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:35:00 GMT

James CordenGym etiquette is getting worse. At least, that's how James Corden sees it. One day after Kanye West premiered his "Fade" music video during the 2016 MTV VMAs, the host spoofed...

Going to the Movies With John Krasinski
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:00:00 GMT

John Krasinski, Jimmy Kimmel LiveJohn Krasinski isn't only about watching The Devil Wears Prada whenever he can. In the first of E! News' new "Going to the Movies With" series, Krasinski reveals some of...

Bachelor in Paradise Recap: Praise Be to Ghost Dog (and the Arrival of Wells) For One Incredible Episode
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:50:00 GMT

Bachelor in Paradise, DogWe are not worthy! Tonight's episode of Bachelor in Paradise was a Dream. Come. True., both for us and for one young lady named Ashley Iaconetti. We've been waiting all season for...

The Real Housewives of Orange County's Briana Keeps Things Grounded at Merv Griffin's Estate
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT

Real Housewives of Orange CountyBriana Culberson, Vicki Gunvalson's daughter, is the breath of fresh air needed on The Real Housewives of Orange County. She comes in every few episodes, with her cute kids and real-world...

Why Juan Gabriel Is an Icon and His Legacy Will Last Forever
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:43:21 GMT

Juan Gabriel, ObitThis is one of the saddest moments in the world of Latin music. Alberto "Juan Gabriel" Aguilera Valadez died Sunday morning of natural causes at his home in Santa Monica,...

These Photos of Beyonc Are 13 Years Apart and There's Practically No Difference
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:35:00 GMT

Beyonce, VMA, FlashbackWhen it comes to naming all of the magical things about Beyonc, the list is truly endless. As proven yesterday during the MTV Video Music Awards, the Queen B lives up to her name...

Fashion Police Torn Over Beyonc's ''Muppet'' Dress, Dish on Ariana Grande's ''Style Makeover'' on MTV VMA Special
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:26:52 GMT

Beyonce, 2016 MTV VMAsFashion Police is back! Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski, Melissa Rivers as well as 2016 special co-hosts NeNe Leakes and Margaret Cho are back to take on all of the fashion from...

Ruby Rose and Harley Gusman Break Up After Short (But Sweet) Summer Romance
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:21:00 GMT

Ruby Rose, Harley Gusman The summer of love has experienced a little bit of heartbreak once again. E! News has learned that Ruby Rose and Harley Gusman have broken up after dating for more than two...

Alicia Keys Stopped Wearing Makeup and the World Is Still Having a Hard Time Adjusting
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:03:00 GMT

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys took to Twitter today to clarify her position after her controversial appearance at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards last night. The Grammy-winning mother of two honored Martin...


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Trump backer defends "message" of blackface Clinton cartoon
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:35:00 -0400

Pastor Mark Burns tweeted racially offensive imagery of Clinton, undercutting Trump's efforts to appeal to African-American voters

EU: Apple owes Ireland $14.5 billion in uncollected taxes
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:17:13 -0400

European Competition Commissioner says Ireland gave U.S. tech giant illegal tax benefits, and it's time to collect

What's it like when your daughter becomes your son?
published: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:28:57 -0400

Lesley Stahl tells 60 Minutes Overtime what she learned from the parents of transgender swimmer Schuyler Bailar

Eye Opener: Sexting scandal spills onto campaign trail
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:17:32 -0400

Your world in 90 seconds

Presidential campaign history: Where did the polls stand in August?
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:40:25 -0400

Stanford sex assault convict reveals why he was "laughing" when caught
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:15:59 -0400

Video shows boy thrown from rail bridge into river
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:09:23 -0400

Gene Wilder 1933-2016
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:59:46 -0400

The actor brought a deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in “The Producers” and the deranged animator of “Young Frankenstein.”

Hurricane to pass "dangerously close" to Hawaii
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:36:30 -0400

How Clinton aide's separation with former lawmaker unfolded
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:52:51 -0400

Victim of N.H. prep school sex assault breaks her silence
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:29:11 -0400

Girl strikes gold by finding stolen Olympic medal in unusual spot
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:47:05 -0400

Police reveal how woman allegedly killed husband in hospital bed
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:27:17 -0400

Russian man volunteers for first human head transplant
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:21:14 -0400

Wisconsin judge saves colleague's life with kidney donation
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:50 -0400

Plane makes emergency landing after passenger tries to open door mid-flight
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:05:27 -0400

MTV VMAs 2016 highlights
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:32:30 -0400

See the biggest moments of the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

2 kids shot in Philly home playing with gun
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:48:44 -0400

Facebook sorry for "Trending" hoax story on Megyn Kelly
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:42:10 -0400

Construction worker dies on set of "Blade Runner" sequel
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:15:24 -0400

When tech firms judge on skills alone, this is who benefits
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:31:26 -0400

One big reason for stagnant wages and rising inequality
published: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:56:01 -0400

The new theory on what killed human ancestor Lucy
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:03:50 -0400

McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome retiring after 32 years
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:20:48 -0400

Muddy snorkeling championship
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:13:02 -0400

The 31st annual World Bog Snorkelling Championships

Billy goat helps nearly 1-ton horse escape pen in California for days
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:05:41 -0400

Why was Taylor Swift a no-show at the VMAs?
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:14:08 -0400

Tom Wolfe challenges society's understanding of evolution in latest book
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:42:39 -0400

Celebrities react to Gene Wilder's death
published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:50:07 -0400

Buying a historic home? 6 owners share the pros and cons
published: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:55:09 -0400

Unusual pets that are legal to own
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A puppy may get some attention from the ladies, but imagine how many heads a capybara or wallaroo will turn

This Morning from CBS News, Aug. 30, 2016
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:24:08 -0400

A pastor who advises Donald Trump says sorry for posting a racially offensive cartoon of Hillary Clinton, and New York City Police gear up for big event

Remembering Gene Wilder
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:40:30 -0400

Movie fans and colleagues are remembering actor Gene Wilder, who died Sunday at the age of 83

U.S. Open hopes to ace crowd control after recent scares
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:06:39 -0400

Recent security scares at two of the largest U.S. international airports are raising questions about safety in the face of chaos

NYT editorial board: Clintons should stop taking foreign, corporate donations now
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:02:06 -0400

Bill Clinton recently announced that it would stop accepting these donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president

Report: "Dinner with Trump" super PAC warned by Trump campaign
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:05:09 -0400

American Horizons PAC is unaffiliated with the campaign and has been offering supporters a chance to have dinner with the GOP presidential nominee

Report: Judge orders State Department to turn over Huma Abedin documents
published: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:04:52 -0400

The documents concern Clinton’s top aide's role as a "special government employee"