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Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:10:07 GMT

Mr. Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.

Bannon Ousted: Inside His Controversial Tenure
published: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:06:57 GMT

Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's outgoing chief strategist, has been criticized as being emblematic of the far-right nationalism that turned violent in Virginia last weekend.

Steve Bannon, Back on the Outside, Prepares His Enemies List
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:16:24 GMT

With his ouster from the White House, Stephen K. Bannon will head back to Breitbart News, where he plans to wage war on the enemies of his nativist vision.

For Murdoch Empire, Perhaps a Decisive Point in Relationship to Trump
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:51:18 GMT

An email Thursday night from James Murdoch was a repudiation of President Trump. It may signal a shift at Murdoch-controlled media outlets.

Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:53:40 GMT

The White House said the president and first lady would not participate this year, “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.”

Seeking Reset, Trump Dines With Some of His Biggest Donors
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:53:26 GMT

The president spent Thursday evening with some of his wealthiest supporters, trying to regain momentum after criticism over his response to violence in Charlottesville, Va.

The Moral Voice of Corporate America
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:25 GMT

C.E.O.s are speaking out on social and political issues in sometimes startling ways, recasting the role business plays in the national debate.

In Monument Debate, Calls for an Overdue Reckoning on Race and Southern Identity
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:57:51 GMT

A longtime mantra used by many defenders is being undercut by the embrace of Confederate imagery by white supremacists.

Charlottesville and Trump’s Response Reshape Virginia Gubernatorial Race
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:05:57 GMT

Virginia’s gubernatorial campaign was already set to be the highest profile race of the fall. Then came the Charlottesville violence and President Trump’s response.

Charlottesville Wounds Still Fresh, Boston Girds for Dueling Protests
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:51:52 GMT

Amid heightened tensions, a handful of cities were preparing for demonstrations this weekend over Confederate symbols and white nationalism.

Trump Aside, Artists and Preservationists Debate the Rush to Topple Statues
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:51:19 GMT

As cities and states remove Confederate monuments, leaders in the art world urge more dialogue and deliberation.

52 Places to Go: Drinking in Northwest Puerto Rico
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:22 GMT

Travel along the coast of Northwest Puerto Rico, where vendors and bartenders use machetes, ice picks and delicate herbs to create their drinks.

Attack in Turku, Finland, Investigated as Terrorism
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:54:01 GMT

The suspect, who was shot after the attack, is an 18-year-old Moroccan. Four others have been arrested, and an international warrant is out for a sixth suspect.

Kissimmee Police Shooting Leaves One Officer Dead, Another Gravely Wounded
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:18:02 GMT

It was one of several police shootings on Friday night. A suspect was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Venezuela’s New, Powerful Assembly Takes Over Legislature’s Duties
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:38:59 GMT

The Constituent Assembly granted itself wide powers to write and pass all legislation, a move that essentially nullified the opposition-led legislature.

Settlement Reached in C.I.A. Torture Case
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:09:52 GMT

A lawsuit against two psychologists who helped devise the C.I.A.’s brutal interrogation program was an unusual effort to demand accountability for tactics adopted after Sept. 11.

Revived After Mosul, Iraqi Forces Prepare to Battle ISIS in Tal Afar
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:13:24 GMT

Iraqi forces, who suffered heavy casualties in the monthslong battle for Mosul, are ready to launch their fight to retake Tal Afar from Islamic State fighters, American officials said.

Your Daily Mini Crossword
published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT

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

Police See Wider Plot in Spain and Say Carnage Could Have Been Worse
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:29:48 GMT

They now believe that a tiny Mediterranean town may have been the incubator for a conspiracy far more ambitious than the attacks in Catalonia.

Spain Looking for Moroccan Man in Barcelona Attack Investigation
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:38:40 GMT

The authorities believe that Younes Abouyaaqoub may have been the driver of the van that mowed down people in Las Ramblas.

What Happened in Deadly Terror Attacks in Spain
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:07:17 GMT

More than a dozen were killed and scores injured in two attacks in Spain on Thursday.

The Victims: In Terror Attacks in Spain, a Global Community of Victims
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:34:09 GMT

The dead and injured represented 34 nationalities, including a Belgian mother, an Italian father and an American.

What We Know About the Attacks in Spain
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:21:41 GMT

The police said the two attacks were related and part of a wider plot that could have been worse.

How to Get Away With Murder in Small-Town India
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:25 GMT

In her last days in India, the Times bureau chief wrestles with a murder covered up in plain sight, and with what she was leaving behind.

Dutch Utility Bets Its Future on an Unusual Strategy: Selling Less Power
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:40:02 GMT

Seeking to adapt to upheaval in the energy market, Eneco is preparing for a future in which utilities provide services rather than kilowatts.

‘We Can’t Just Pull Out Our Gun’: Border Patrol Alters Training
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:22:11 GMT

New training in New Mexico for future Border Patrol agents teaches them how to defuse tense situations involving people they encounter while on patrol.

A Word With: Dolly Parton on Her TV Movie’s Emmy Nomination and Playing the ‘Town Tramp’
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:22:28 GMT

NBC’s “Christmas of Many Colors” was nominated alongside TV movies about Bernie Madoff and Sherlock Holmes.

Eclipsing the Sun
published: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:26:12 GMT

On August 21, the moon will paint a swath of North America in darkness.

Policing in Black and White: Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’
published: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:30:05 GMT

Those killings are eight times as likely as others to involve no criminal sanction, based on a review of police data.

That Decisive Moment: Bleak, Gentle and Sweet: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:25:01 GMT

A work by the Arkansas-born composer Florence Price, and a performance by Vikingur Olafsson were among the highlights.

What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:23:44 GMT

The man who would become a Confederate general wanted to correct an article about freeing the slaves on his family’s estate.

Russian Knife Attacker Stabs and Wounds at Least 7 in Siberia
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:20:32 GMT

The police shot and killed the assailant in the Russian city of Surgut, said the authorities, who gave no initial indication of a terror connection.

M.T.A. to Modify Subway Station Design Resembling Confederate Flag
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:28:44 GMT

The design, which involves red, white and blue tiles, appears inside at least one subway station in Times Square. It’s one of many changes after Charlottesville.

In Afghanistan, a Destructive ‘Game of Thrones’
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:24:45 GMT

Convoluted infighting among warlords on the Afghan government side is creating deep resentments that are fueling the Taliban insurgency.

Flow of Migrants to Italy Slows, but Nobody Knows Why
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:42:47 GMT

The main route to Europe is experiencing one of its longest lulls since the start of the migration crisis in 2014, though experts said it was unlikely to last.

‘Let Those Communities Reflect on Why Those Statues Were Erected’
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:00:03 GMT

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers debate the events in Charlottesville and Barcelona, Taylor Swift and long commutes.

Review: In ‘Crown Heights,’ Justice Delayed and Denied
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:17:05 GMT

Based on a true story, Matt Ruskin’s film stars Lakeith Stanfield as a man who spent decades in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Queens of the Stone Age, Redefining Itself to Renew Its Sound
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:20:04 GMT

Joshua Homme’s band teamed with the pop- and soul-leaning producer Mark Ronson for its seventh album, “Villains,” but didn’t stray far from its aesthetic.

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After firing, Bannon returns to his 'killing machine'
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:08:00 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump’s White House from outside than he was within.

After Charlottesville, Boston aims to avert violence at 'Free Speech' rally
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:50:28 -0400

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers were positioned around a Boston park where a group plans to hold a "Free Speech" rally with right-wing speakers on Saturday, a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist protest.

Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:41:08 -0400

WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up, removing a far-right architect of his 2016 election victory and a driving force behind his nationalist and anti-globalization agenda.

Investor Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:58:58 -0400

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that policy recommendations he offered could help his own investments.

Finnish knife attacks investigated as terror crimes: police
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:22:38 -0400

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police are investigating Friday's knife attacks that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku as crimes related to terrorism, they said on Saturday.

Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over U.S. slave past rages
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:21:54 -0400

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - The mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia's legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right rally last week that turned deadly.

Spain says cell behind Catalan attacks dismantled, police seek van driver
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:40:39 -0400

RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Police were on Saturday searching for the driver of a van that plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, but the government said the suspected Islamist militant cell behind the attack had been dismantled.

Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela's new constituent assembly
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:34:58 -0400

CARACAS/LIMA (Reuters) - A group of 12 regional nations plus the United States rejected Venezuela's new government-allied legislative superbody, saying they would continue to regard the opposition-controlled congress as the country's only legitimate law maker.

White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:38:49 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House special counsel Ty Cobb predicts the cloud of an investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election will soon be lifted from President Donald Trump and says he would be "embarrassed" if it still hangs over the president in 2018.

Summer rumblings could herald a stormy fall for U.S. stocks
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:05:48 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump-fed rally in stocks, lately showing signs of faltering as the long Wall Street summer nears its end, faces a key test in the weeks ahead with the approach of a historically unkind season for equities and a clutch of issues - such as raising the debt ceiling - awaiting the return of lawmakers to Washington.

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Does he blow up the fire of controversy over Charlottesville or put it out?
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:22:33 GMT

More than most men who've had his job, President Donald Trump is familiar with the feel of a controversy, its life cycles, how it grows, how it goes out. Instead of climbing the political ladder as a state legislator or US House member before becoming a senator or governor to audition for the top role in politics, he worked in show business, first as a brash tabloid real estate tycoon, later a reality show host, and most recently, the leader of the debunked "birther" movement. Controversies are like fires, and he's played with them before.

Some worry Trump's mixed messages will fuel white supremacists
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:40:10 GMT

Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:48:17 GMT

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced Saturday morning.

Bannon or no Bannon, Trump will be Trump
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:21:38 GMT

Charlottesville mayor: I changed my mind about Confederate monuments
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:22:31 GMT

Earlier this year, Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer voted against moving the Robert E. Lee statue out of a city park. Instead, he wanted to create "a new context" around the statue of the Confederate general.

Analysis: One picture that shows the remarkable White House staff turnover
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:13:34 GMT

The photo above was taken on January 28 in the Oval Office.

CNN anchor lists Trump's latest controversies in 3 minutes
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:16:36 GMT

CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes a look at President Trump's chaotic past four weeks.

Boston free speech rally: Live updates
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:42:16 GMT

A free speech rally is planned Saturday on Boston Common, a week after protests over race and national identity in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly.

American on honeymoon among dead in Barcelona
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:24:24 GMT

Jared Tucker of California was among the 13 people killed in the Barcelona terror attack, his father Dan Tucker told CNN affiliate KGO. Jared, 43, was on a delayed honeymoon with his wife of one year.

Man charged in shooting death of Fla. cop
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:47:02 GMT

A Florida officer was shot dead and another one critically injured in Kissimmee while two others were hurt by gunfire in a separate incident in the state, authorities said.

Finland stabbings treated as terrorism
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:34:18 GMT

Stabbings in the Finnish city of Turku that left two people dead and injured eight others are being treated as acts of terror, Finland Police said.

Fugitive Barcelona attack suspect named
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:20:50 GMT

Spanish authorities are hunting for Younes Abouyaaqoub, a suspect in the deadly Barcelona terror attack who police say remains at large, a spokesman for the Catalan police told CNN on Saturday.

'#WAR': Breitbart set to take on Trump White House
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:44:37 GMT

Bannon: The Trump Presidency is over
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:55:47 GMT

A Breitbart White House reporter tweeted that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has returned to his role as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and chaired an editorial meeting.

Pastor to quit Trump's advisory board
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:13:17 GMT

A New York City megachurch pastor became the first religious leader to step down from President Trump's evangelical advisory board.

Why do you hate me? A brown woman talks to a former white nationalist
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:53:21 GMT

Everybody's writing about white nationalists. But nobody's asking them the things I really want to know, as a woman of color and a mom of two kids. I reached out to Arno Michaelis, a former activist in the white power movement, to better understand how their world might affect mine. He is the author of "My Life After Hate" and details his journey in this CNN Opinion piece. Our phone conversation, lightly edited for flow, is below.

A historic week of debate over the nation's identity
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:06:49 GMT

Violence in Virginia last weekend fanned running national debates about race and free speech, and could resonate politically and socially for weeks or even years to come.

Sebastian Gorka's PhD adviser: 'I would not call him an expert in terrorism'
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:18:59 GMT

As a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka is often the public face of the administration when it comes to one of the most critical items on the President's agenda: Combating terrorism.

Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:52:33 GMT

On the morning of Donald Trump's inauguration, Keval Bhatt hunted through a closet in his parents' Virginia home for the darkest clothes he could find.

Classmates to Mnuchin: Resign now
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:57:46 GMT

Over 300 of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's former Yale University classmates have signed a letter urging him to resign in response to President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville.

Prime eclipse-viewing area in Oregon hit by wildfire
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:23:42 GMT

About 600 residents were evacuated Friday in a prime eclipse-viewing area in Oregon because of a rapidly growing wildfire.

Your last-last-last-minute eclipse cheat sheet
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:29:44 GMT

In case you haven't been paying attention (and NO ONE would judge you if you weren't), there is a teensy weensy little boring astronomical event happening on Monday known as the Eclipse of the CENTURY!!

Daycare owner uses MMA to stop kidnapping

New Confederate monuments going up
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:35:31 GMT

Since 2007, John Culpepper had been anticipating this moment: the unveiling of a statue to the common Confederate soldier in his hometown of Chickamauga, Georgia. In November of last year, three days before Donald Trump won the presidency, it became a reality.

Carl Icahn steps down as Trump adviser
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:38:01 GMT

Derek Jeter welcomes baby girl

This freshman already has a Nobel Prize
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:09:54 GMT

Activist Malala Yousafzai says she is "so excited" after being accepted to study at the renowned University of Oxford.

Echo Dots briefly sold ... for free
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:26:44 GMT

Singer, girlfriend expecting a baby
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:01:58 GMT

Robin Thicke is set to be a father again.

Is Taylor Swift about to drop a new album?
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:43:25 GMT

It seems Taylor Swift may be about to reveal something big and "Swifties" -- as her fans are affectionately called -- suspect it's a new album.

Kimmel roasted by Trump supporters
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:13:09 GMT

Jimmy Kimmel reads social media responses after he begged Trump supporters to stop supporting the President on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Signed for just $225K, Yanks ace throws 101 mph

Mom forced to choose between son & US Open

Inside the infamous Versace mansion
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:34:31 GMT

Miami's hottest new hotel
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:57:30 GMT

Miami's sunshine and good times have drawn visitors back for years, but a new hotel concept hopes to bring back some of the glamour of a bygone era.

World's 10 most livable cities in 2017
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:55:21 GMT

It's official. Melbourne is on top of the world -- again.

17 best places to visit in 2017
published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:56:13 GMT

Lobster suppers near the rocky red shores of Prince Edward Island. Panda-cuddling and Sichuan food in Chengdu. Big waves and raw blues at Senegal's secret surfing spots.

12 best shopping cities in the world
published: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:15 GMT

From a shopper's perspective, frequent traveling can be crippling. It can get worse in the holiday season where Christmas dominates many people's calendars. Why buy something in one city when a trip to a better shopping city is coming up?

Festival at the top of the world
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:50:26 GMT


FL harmed sick children to help GOP donors, pediatricians say
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:03:39 GMT

Disabled activists dragged from senator's office
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:48:30 GMT

As many as 15 activists protesting the Senate's GOP health care bill were arrested Friday at Sen. Rob Portman's Columbus, Ohio, office, according to local law enforcement.

Families take a road trip to save their health care
published: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:12:30 GMT

Angla Lorio and Jessica Michot turned their faces toward the summer sky. They stood side-by-side on the front steps of the Republican National Committee (RNC) building in Washington on Monday and took deep breaths.

These states are best, worst for raising children
published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:17:27 GMT

New Hampshire is the best state in which to raise a child, while Mississippi is the worst, according to a report published Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Inside North Korea's 1-star airline
published: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:44:31 GMT

North Korea's aviation industry has long been a source of intrigue and fascination for travelers from around the world, even when the country's diplomatic hostilities aren't in the news.

Would you go out on this?
published: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 02:43:24 GMT

Think you can handle a 340-meter-high, open-air glass walkway?

What's going on here? The week in 27 photos
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:49:47 GMT

Take a look at 27 photos of the week from August 11 through August 17.

Schwarzenegger writes a speech for Trump
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:30:57 GMT

In a video by ATTN:, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger calls out hate groups in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and has a message for President Trump.

The best place to watch the eclipse is...
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:49:38 GMT

Dutch engineers test 'floating island'
published: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:52:55 GMT

Making money and doing good
published: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:16:18 GMT

Spotify deletes white supremacist music
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:42:18 GMT

Spotify is deleting white supremacist songs after a music industry publication alerted the company to their presence on the streaming service.

Robotic crib will rock your baby to sleep
published: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:09:01 GMT

I used a robotic crib to rock my newborn to sleep.

Holocaust survivor: This is not the America I came to
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:41:45 GMT

I lived through the Barcelona terror attacks
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:50:30 GMT

Trump is the boy in the bubble
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:07:57 GMT

In the 1976 TV movie "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble," the main character, played by John Travolta, is a kid who lacks an immune system to protect him from infection. He suffers from the isolation of life inside a sealed environment. Based on a true story, the tragic elements of the tale were heightened by the fact that all he knew of the outside world came to him via television.

Mueller's Russia probe: Nothing is unrelated
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:45:54 GMT

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's mandate and whether he has crossed some imaginary red line that President Donald Trump appears to have drawn.

Ex-Breibart exec: Bannon now unleashed
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:07:49 GMT

What alt-right views of history leave out
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:01:11 GMT

2017 mortgage rates now at 3.04% APR (15 yr.)

These MDs treat liver bile duct disease

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The time Trump wasn't worried about the 'history and culture' of sculptures
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:50:28 GMT

Breaking down Trump's chaotic past 4 weeks
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:00:03 GMT

CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes a look at President Trump's chaotic past four weeks.

Pussy Riot member unleashes on Trump, Putin
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:46:52 GMT

Mother of Charlottesville victim won't speak with Trump
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:12:55 GMT

The mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend said she is not interested in hearing from the President because she believes he equated her daughter to white supremacists.

A 10-step guide for Trump aides on how to deal with the media
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:44:42 GMT

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon gave an unusually, um, frank interview to the editor of the liberal American Prospect magazine this week in which he boasted of "fighting" with other top Trump administration aides "every day" and acknowledged that there was no military solution to the North Korea morass -- among many, many other things.

Is coconut oil healthy?
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:50:43 GMT

When a mom makes her child sick
published: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:32:20 GMT

"I never saw it coming," said Susan, whose family requested that we not use their last names.

Why whiskey tastes better with a little water
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:53:20 GMT

If anyone has suggested adding a little water to your whiskey, you may want to give it a try. Rather than watering it down, the addition may act as a flavor enhancement, and we now know the science behind it, thanks to a new study.

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Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:49:02 GMT

The focus switches to Younes Abouyaaqoub, who Spanish media say may be the Las Ramblas attacker.

Finland killings: Knifeman 'targeted women in Turku terror attack'
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:34:55 GMT

Police cite a terrorist attack as an 18-year-old Moroccan is held over Friday's double killing.

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid 'distraction'
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:01:48 GMT

The couple will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors to avoid political distraction, officials say.

Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:31:56 GMT

Police want to interview Mrs Mugabe about an alleged assault at a hotel in Johannesburg.

Steve Bannon vows to 'go to war' for Trump agenda
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:43:41 GMT

The fired Trump strategist pledges to fight for the agenda that he says won the US presidency.

Liu Xiaobo's widow Liu Xia makes first appearance since funeral
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:48:25 GMT

Liu Xia, the widow of China's most prominent critic Liu Xiaobo, had not been seen since his funeral.

Ruth Pfau: State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:30:21 GMT

Ruth Pfau dedicated her life to treating tens of thousands of leprosy patients across Pakistan.

Boston braces for rival protests week after Charlottesville
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:44:23 GMT

Police are reportedly investigating claims some radical counter-protesters might plan to throw acid.

Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:33:23 GMT

The man stabbed people apparently at random in the city of Surgut before being shot dead by police.

Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for 'mercy' to end case
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:43:39 GMT

A Los Angeles court rejects a plea by a woman raped by the director to dismiss the 40-year-old case.

Congo mudslide death toll 'to rise to 200'
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:05:28 GMT

Households were buried after heavy rains caused parts of a nearby mountain to collapse.

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:45:08 GMT

Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana is accused of assaulting a woman in a nightclub.

Barcelona attack: Crowd screams as man arrested
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:24:01 GMT

A third person is arrested in the town of Ripoll, where the main suspect in Thursday's attack also lived.

Sierra Leone: Rescue workers search for mudslide bodies
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:10:12 GMT

On the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, rescue workers are looking for victims's bodies in the debris of their homes.

Finland stabbings: We won't give in, says eyewitness
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:06:04 GMT

Hear the defiant message of Anttoni Numminen, who was in a bar close to the attack in the city of Turku.

UN: Over one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:03:18 GMT

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million.

'Online goddess' who earns $450k a year
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:46:57 GMT

24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.

ICYMI: Take a tour with Mr Despacito
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:43:15 GMT

Luis Fonsi becomes a tourist guide in Puerto Rico and some other stories you may have missed this week.

Gabriella Engels: Grace Mugabe 'beat the hell out of me'
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:49:44 GMT

South African model Gabriella Engels says she was attacked in a hotel by the wife of Zimbabwe's president.

Canadian cop's lack of French cancels speeding ticket
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:31:42 GMT

Driver won't have to face court because a police officer only spoke to him in English.

Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:33:47 GMT

The young rhino was swept 42km from Chitwan National Park by floods and found in an Indian village.

Belarus minister wants ex-prisoners to work on farms
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:17:15 GMT

Interior minister suggests prisoners work on farms as form of rehabilitation.

Iceland toilet roll 'price war' wipes out jobs
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:12:04 GMT

Opening of warehouse store in Icelandic capital sees workers laid off from country's only toilet paper manufacturer.

Russia denies giving lake to Kazakhstan
published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:38:41 GMT

Authorities deny reports that a popular tourist lake has been transferred to Kazakh neighbours.

Graven images
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:26:01 GMT

Trump's argument that the removal of Confederate statues is a slippery slope to changing history has recharged the perennial debate about America's tormented racial legacy.

The power of colour
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:06 GMT

Graffiti artists turn a violent hillside neighbourhood in Pachuca into a colourful work of art.

Scoop kings
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:25:13 GMT

A fledgling Hong Kong investigative news agency has quickly built a reputation for its scoops.

Cry Sierra Leone
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:30:51 GMT

Reporter Umaru Fofana reflects on a week that saw horrific mudslide and flooding in the capital, Freetown.

Chop and change
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:24:58 GMT

In less than seven months, President Donald Trump's White House inner circle has transformed.

Revival bid
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:34:19 GMT

Shawn Mendes will be the first artist to perform in a revival of MTV Unplugged.

How attacks unfolded
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:27:26 GMT

Two terror attacks in Spain's Catalonia region have left 14 dead and many more injured. How did events unfold?

Barcelona rejects hate
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:28:33 GMT

From bringing flowers to challenging haters, people are pushing back after the day of terror.

Who are the victims?
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:12:00 GMT

The victims of attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils come from 34 different countries, officials say.

One officer shot four suspects dead
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:32:44 GMT

Five people in all were shot dead after a car was driven into pedestrians in Cambrils, Catalonia.

What we know so far
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:50:30 GMT

Here's what we know after two attacks in Spain's Catalonia region.

Cambrils: 'Pop pop, a couple of shots and he fell down'
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:37:46 GMT

A man who filmed the shooting in Cambrils described what he saw.

What was attack like?
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:10:06 GMT

People who saw a van plough into crowds in Barcelona share their stories with BBC News.

Can vehicle attacks be prevented?
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:40:51 GMT

In just over a year Europe has seen seven attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons. Security correspondent Gordon Corera looks at what authorities are doing about it.

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Key Words: Some Confederate monuments are from the 19th century, and some are from the 20th
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:54:34 GMT

‘Let’s at least draw a line between the statues that were put up in the civil-rights era vs. the Civil War era,’ suggests Lehigh University professor.

This fund manager finds contrarian bargains among ‘smidcaps’
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:42:21 GMT

Matt Lockridge favors consumer-oriented names, energy, and the basics like industrials and materials.

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Wells Fargo and its auditor | The back-pain racket | Going back to the movies
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:41:56 GMT

Here are MarketWatch articles to read this weekend.

Outside the Box: This technology shift opens up new possibilities for iPhones, Androids and virtual reality
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:39:15 GMT

Advances in depth sensing by Qualcomm and Apple will give consumers more better security features

Mark Hulbert: What the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will mean for stocks
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:38:21 GMT

Might the solar eclipse coincide with the final bull-market top? Mark Hulbert investigates and finds some studies show stock markets are indeed affected by astronomical (if not astrological) phenomena.

Mark Hulbert: Here’s the shocking truth about the Russell 2000’s P/E ratio
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:38:05 GMT

A glaring omission artificially lowers the small-cap sector’s valuation, writes Mark Hulbert.

Beat the System: Bitcoin $25,000? This is more proof of the cybercurrency bubble
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:37:33 GMT

Brett Arends asks if this is more than just clever marketing by FundStrat Global Advisors.

The New York Post: Trumps are skipping Kennedy Center honors to prevent ‘political distraction’
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:37:31 GMT

President Trump is skipping this year’s Kennedy Center honors after backlash from the honorees.

: Solar eclipse weather forecast turns cloudy
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:37:07 GMT

South Carolina and many parts of the Midwest are at risk of cloud cover during the ‘path of totality’.

Outside the Box: 3 ways to invest in a crowdfunded real-estate project
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:36:09 GMT

Investments range from multifamily developments and shopping centers to micro-unit residences and self-storage facilities, and can be in urban or suburban areas across the country

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Confederate monuments testify to the Union's unfinished victory
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:55:13 -0400

Confederate monuments testify to the Union's unfinished victoryThe violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., is emblematic of an old American tradition of progressivism followed by racist reaction.

Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting (debunked) anti-Muslim war crime tale
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:32:15 -0400

Trump reacts to Barcelona terror by touting (debunked) anti-Muslim war crime talePresident Trump responded to the news of a terrorist attack in Spain by peddling a debunked legend about a general’s harsh tactics more than a century ago.

Hundreds Line Up, Dozens Ask To Be Arrested For Destroying Confederate Statue
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:24:23 -0400

Hundreds Line Up, Dozens Ask To Be Arrested For Destroying Confederate StatueFour people turned themselves in to authorities in Durham, North Carolina, on Thursday to face charges for their role in toppling a Confederate monumentduring a protest on Monday.

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:42:40 -0400

Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debateCHULAFINNEE, Ala. (AP) — White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments.

Natalee Holloway's Dad Leads Investigators In New Special as Authorities Dispute Discovery of Remains
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:12:00 -0400

Natalee Holloway's Dad Leads Investigators In New Special as Authorities Dispute Discovery of RemainsDave Holloway said he originally did not want her to go on the trip.

Hero police officer shot dead four terrorists in Cambrils and saved injured partner's life
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:56:28 -0400

Hero police officer shot dead four terrorists in Cambrils and saved injured partner's lifeAn outnumbered police officer shot dead four of the five terrorists who attacked the seaside city of Cambrils last night, saving his injured partner’s life, according to a dramatic account of the shootout. The officers were carrying out a routine check at a roundabout near the seafront of Cambrils when the terrorists launched their attack, which, it was confirmed today, killed one woman. Their white Audi A3, coming from the direction of the city, ploughed through four pedestrians before smashing into the police car and overturning. The crash left one officer with a broken tibia and an injured head. According to a report in the La Vanguardia newspaper, the five men got out of the overturned vehicle, armed with knives and axes, and wearing false explosives.  The overturned car used in the attack in Cambrils Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP The hero police office shot down four of the terrorists and the fifth fled in the direction of a nearby park, stabbing a pedestrian in the face with a knife. He was gunned down by a separate police officer. The chief of Mossa, the Catalan police force, confirmed that one officer had killed the four terrrorists.  Josep Luis Trapero told reporters at a press conference: "To kill four people, even if you are a professional, is not easy to digest." Video footage has emerged of one of the terrorists taunting police before being shot down. A British tourist told how families and residents were ordered to take cover as bullets tore through the air in a scene he described as being like "watching a horror film". Terror in Spain: Dozens killed and injured in Barcelona and Cambrils A total of five civilians were injured in the attack with a sixth dying from her injuries in hospital. Cambrils is tourist city 74 miles south of Barcelona, where a van had earlier sped into a street packed full of tourists, killing 13 people and injuring around 100 others. Police said the suspects in Cambrils carried bomb belts, which were detonated by a police bomb squad. Earlier in Barcelona a van had sped into a street packed full of tourists, killing 13 people and injuring around 100 others. One tourist told how families and residents were ordered to take cover as bullets tore through the air in a scene he described as being like "watching a horror film". A terrorist heads towards police armed with a knife Credit: Sky News A total of five civilians were injured in the attack with a sixth dying from her injuries in hospital. Cambril is tourist city 74 miles south of Barcelona, where a van had earlier sped into a street packed full of tourists, killing 13 people and injuring around 100 others. Police said the suspects in Cambrils carried bomb belts, which were detonated by a police bomb squad. Earlier in Barcelona a van had sped into a street packed full of tourists, killing 13 people and injuring around 100 others. Barcelona attack key articles  

One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate Statues
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:16:00 -0400

One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate StatuesA tweet about Confederate statues is resonating with hundreds of thousands of people. Jamil Smith, a Los Angeles-based writer who has contributed to The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Daily Beast, had a great response to those who believe the removal of Confederate statues will “erase” history.

KKK leader threatens to 'burn' black Latina journalist and calls her a 'n*****' during interview
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:10:00 -0400

KKK leader threatens to 'burn' black Latina journalist and calls her a 'n*****' during interviewAn Afro-Latina journalist conducting an interview with a member of the Ku Klux Klan has said he threatened her so violently that she was concerned for her safety. Ilia Calderón, a Univision journalist with both African and Colombian heritage, agreed to visit KKK leader Chris Barker on his wooded North Carolina property. Almost immediately, Mr Barker asked her why she didn’t “go back” to her country of origin.

Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:15:49 -0400

Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zonePORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway.

'My life is over': Man who attended Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally forced to move away after being identified
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:17:41 -0400

'My life is over': Man who attended Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally forced to move away after being identifiedA man who attended the white supremacist march in Charlottesville has told how his “life is over” after being publicly identified. Jarrod Kuhn was identified as a “nazi” after an anti-fascist group posted 250 fliers around the Honeoye Falls area of New York in the aftermath of the Virginia bloodshed that left three people dead. The flier claimed Mr Kuhn is a “leading figure with the Daily Stormer, an avowedly neo-Nazi website around which local groups have been organizing to promote anti-Semitism, white supremacy and violence against LGBTQ communities,” according to the Livingston County news.

Historians: Robert E. Lee and George Washington Are Not Equivalent
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:17:45 -0400

Historians: Robert E. Lee and George Washington Are Not EquivalentThe differences and similarities between Robert E. Lee and George Washington after Trump's lawyer sent an email arguing they're the same.

Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalates
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:09:18 -0400

Furor erupts over killing of teenager as Philippines drugs war escalatesBy Erik De Castro and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs. Television channels aired CCTV footage that showed Kian Loyd Delos Santos being carried by two men to the place where his body was later found, raising doubt about an official report that said he was shot because he fired at police officers first. Witnesses told the ABS-CBN channel that the teenager did not have a firearm and police officers at the scene handed him a gun, asked him to fire the weapon and run.

For Israel, White House ties trump neo-Nazi condemnation
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:20:33 -0400

For Israel, White House ties trump neo-Nazi condemnationAn Israeli cabinet minister has said relations with US President Donald Trump take priority over condemning neo-Nazis, to justify Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's muted response to events in Charlottesville. Critics have accused Netanyahu of being slow to condemn extremism and anti-Semitism at US far-right protests, having only done so in a single tweet - three days after the rally in the Virginia town that ended in bloodshed. Ayoub Kara, the communications minister and a vocal Netanyahu supporter, said in remarks published Friday in the Jerusalem Post that backing Trump was a strategic must for Israel's right-wing government.

Neo-Nazis love media attention. But ignoring them isn't an option | Bob Garfield
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:08:09 -0400

Neo-Nazis love media attention. But ignoring them isn't an option | Bob GarfieldThere is a genuine conflict of two public interests: the collateral damage of publicity versus the right to know. First there was the violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where crowds of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists and assorted alt-right mouthbreathers were televised chanting racist and antisemitic slogans and roughing up counter-protesters, culminating in the death of one woman. Yep, some of the finest neo-Nazis this great country has to offer.

Barcelona attack: Terror cell 'completely dismantled' amid search for man suspected of driving van
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:40:17 -0400

Barcelona attack: Terror cell 'completely dismantled' amid search for man suspected of driving vanMoussa Oukabir confirmed shot dead in Cambrils ​Cambrils shoot out ' was like a horror movie'  Who are the victims? British boy, seven, among the missing Who are the suspects in the Spanish terror attacks? Everything we know about first attack on Spain in 13 years Spanish officials confirmed on Saturday at midday that the terror cell responsible for the attack in Barcelona and Cambrils was "completely dismantled". It is believed there is still an international manhunt for the man believed to be the driver of the van which rammed into pedestrians. A huge search was underway across Europe last night for at least one jihadist feared to be still at large after plotting the Barcelona terrorist attacks, as reports emerged that the terror cell may have planned to target the Sagrada Familia. Police and security services were hunting for the remaining members of a Moroccan-born terror cell, amid fears that they could be preparing further attacks at popular tourist areas.  The 17-year-old key suspect of the Barcelona van outrage, Moussa Oukabir, was one of five terrorists shot dead by Spanish police during an attack on the coastal resort of Cambrils in the early hours of yesterday, authorities confirmed last night.  Cambrils suspect taunts police before being shot 00:26 They also named Said Aalla, 18 and Mohamed Hychami, 24 as among those shot dead. Four other suspects were taken into custody. But police were last night continuing to appeal for information on Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22. A French security official said last night that Spanish police were looking for a Renault Kangoo van rented on Thursday in Spain by the suspects that may have crossed into France. Security officials believe the attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils were the work of a terror cell of at least 12 people, who may have been inspired by the London Bridge outrage in June. On Thursday afternoon, Oukabir and his associates drove a van along Barcelona’s crowded Las Ramblas thoroughfare, ploughing into tourists leaving 13 dead and more than 100 injured. Moussa Oukabir, 18, is being hunted as the suspected van driver Among those thought to have been killed was a seven-year-old British boy, who had been visiting Barcelona for a family wedding. Julian Cadman, who was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, but later moved to Australia, had been strolling along Las Ramblas with his mother, Jumarie, when they were both mown down. Mrs Cadman was last night understood to be still in hospital in an induced coma, unaware that her son was missing, feared dead. Her husband, Andrew Cadman, who had been unable to attend the Catalonian wedding and had stayed at home in Sydney, boarded a flight to Barcelona and was due to land late last night. Among the other victims was an Italian tourist, Luca Rosso, who was hit as he walked through the streets with his fiancée. Another Italian, Bruno Gulotta, 35, a father of two, was also killed in front of his wife and children. After carrying out the attack, Oukabir is believed to have fled on foot, before hijacking a Ford Focus car, stabbing the driver, and jumping a checkpoint, in order to make his escape. It is then believed he travelled to the coastal resort of Cambrils, where he met up with four fellow jihadists. Driving an Audi A3, they travelled at speed along the town’s promenade but crashed and flipped the car. Barcelona terror attack The jihadists then got out of the vehicle and started to attack the terrified onlookers with knives and axes. All of the jihadists were shot dead by police who were on the scene as part of a heightened security operation following the Barcelona attack. Despite his role as ringleader in the attacks it was not thought that Oukabir had been known previously to the security services. But social media accounts reputed to be linked to him contained a series of Islamist comments. In one post, when asked what he would do on his first day as absolute ruler of the world, Moussa replied: “Kill all infidels and only allow Muslims to continue the religion.” His older brother, Driss, 28, was among four men in custody, who were being held on suspicion of involvement in the atrocities.  Police officers by the upturned car used to target civilians in a second terrorist attack in Cambrils early on Friday Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP A huge explosion at a house in the town of Alcanar, 120 miles south of Barcelona, in which one man died, was connected with the attacks. Police who searched the remains of the property discovered a large number of gas canisters which they believe were intended to be packed into a vehicle and driven into crowds. Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said they were planning “a much bigger atrocity” than the one that took place. Yesterday, Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, King Felipe VI and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia – where both attacks took place – held a minute of silence in Barcelona. It was followed by the crowd shouting “not afraid”. Mapped: Barcelona van attack 3:11PM Spain's Princess Letizia greets injured She greeted the child in the hospital del Mar, in Barcelona, Spain Credit:  SPANISH ROYAL HOUSEHOLD Credit:  Spanish Royal Palace, Pool Photo via AP   2:49PM People pay their respects at a memorial tribute People pay their respect at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the victims on Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas promenade on the Joan Miro mosaic Credit: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti   2:28PM No news about Julian Cadman A tweet from the local police: There are many who ask for specific information about the Australian child. Communicative priority over victims is to family members— Mossos (@mossos) August 19, 2017   1:27PM More pictures of King Felipe and the Princess visiting injured Credit: Spanish Royal Palace, Pool Photo via AP Credit:  REUTERS Credit: Spanish Royal Palace, Pool Photo via AP       12:46PM Spain's King Felipe and Princess Letizia visit injured and staff in hospital Credit: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez The pair arrive to the Mar de Barcelona hospital to visit the victims of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona Credit: EPA/SERGIO BARRENECHEA       12:05PM Terror cell 'completely dismantled' The Spanish Interior Minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, has just announced that the cell is "totally dismantled". ÚLTIMA HORA | Zoido: "La célula ha quedado totalmente desarticulada en Barcelona" https://t.co/b9vWxLzc2ypic.twitter.com/PFRzjLJbaV— EL PAÍS (@el_pais) August 19, 2017 Mr Zoido did not clarify the status of the remaining fugitive suspect, but said that with the most recent detentions and identifications of those killed, "yes we can say that the cell is dismantled". 11:53AM CCTV footage shows Las Ramblas panic CCTV footage shows white van speeding past museum in Las Ramblas 00:52   11:49AM Terrorists were 'squatting in bank-owned building' James Rothwell reports Alfons Montserrat, the mayor of Alcanar told the Telegraph he believes the terrorists using a house as a bomb factory in his town were squatters.  "The house was owned by a bank and we don't know what was being done there. We think [the terrorists] were squatting there," he said.  "No one ever saw them doing anything suspicious enough to report them. And I had no advice about them from the municipal authorities." Two police officers armed with assault rifles were posted at the road leading to the house on Saturday. The road is still cordoned off.  Just a hundred yards away from the house, holidaymakers were sunbathing on the beach as life in the resort town returned to normal. Police have carried out controlled explosions to remove any dangerous materials at the scene. 11:29AM Inside the house of van suspect Younes Aouyaaquoub Harry Yorke reports Footage taken from outside of Younes Aouyaaquoub's by the Spanish broadcaster Antena3 shows a modest apartment with a two wooden sofas, curtains draped and the blinds drawn. It is thought he drove the van into pedestrians in Barcelona Credit: AFP/Getty Images Two round wooden tables sat in the middle of the apartment, whilst a bottle of orange juice, opened and almost empty, sat on top.  The walls were bare, save for one picture containing a mosque and a Koranic scripture trimmed in gold leaf. The appartment was raided yesterday by Spanish police, who sweeped the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom for evidence. Today, pictures of the apartment's front door showed it had been split at the hinges, after it had been rammed open during the raid. 11:24AM Imam reportedly connected to the attack thought dead in Alacnar explosion Hannah Strange reports El Pais has named the Ripoll imam whose role is being examined by police. There are reports that officers are seeking to match his DNA with the bodies found after the Alcanar explosion. Samples were one of the things they were searching for when they raided his address overnight, the paper says. 11:19AM  Moroccan relatives in Atlas mountains horrified by what their sons have done Residents of Melouiya, a village high in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, are in shock at the news two of their sons were implicated in terror attacks in Spain. A traditional tent set up on a rocky patch of ground near the rough stone house of the Oukabir family, originally intended for a wedding reception, has been turned into a funeral tent. "Joy has given way to sadness and pain," said Abderrahim, in his forties, an uncle of the Oukabir brothers. Driss Oukabir, 27, was arrested in the Spanish town of Ripoll on Thursday just hours after a van sped into crowds on the busy Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona, leaving 13 people dead. Driss Oukabir, suspect linked to the attack of Barcelona  Credit: AFP/Getty Images His brother Moussa, 17, was one of five "suspected terrorists" shot dead after knocking down pedestrians in the Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils in a second attack in the early hours of Friday. "We are in shock, completely distraught", said the father of the two young men, Said, with tears in his eyes. With an athletic build and a baseball cap on his head, he was surrounded by family members, neighbours and friends who had come to offer their condolences. "Spanish police called Moussa's mother who is in Spain to tell her that he was dead," he told AFP shortly before the official announcement by police on Friday night. The twin terror attacks left 14 people dead and some 120 wounded. "We are simple, peaceful people. We don't know anything about radicalism or terrorism," another resident told AFP. 'A nice boy' The economy of the impoverished, mostly Berber-speaking region is based mainly on farming, herding and money sent home by family members working in Europe. Said Oukabir left to try his luck on the other side of the Mediterranean in the 1990s. With his son Driss, who was 10 at the time, he headed for the province of Girona in Catalonia. Moussa Oukabir Moussa, who would have celebrated his 18th birthday in October, was born in Ripoll, a Spanish town of around 10,000 people about 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Barcelona. The family have since lived between Spain, Melouiya and the nearby town of Aghbala. The news that the two brothers were implicated in the Spain attacks shocked relatives, who said they had no idea the two had been radicalised. "The whole region is in shock," Moussa's uncle said. "He was gentle, always smiling, he didn't smoke or drink." Said said his sons had shown no sign of radicalisation. "They lived like the young people of their age, dressed like them," their father said. "Moussa was a nice boy who didn't hurt anyone. "He was attending classes and was going to take his high school exams next year. He recently started praying... but it stopped there." He said the young man had "doubtless" been manipulated. Driss had "left school early to work honestly and earn a living", he said. "Today he is between the hands of God and the police. He is under investigation. I hope they will say he's innocent. I don't want to lose both my sons." 11:08AM The injured: numbers This tweet contains information about those injured. 50 hospitalised in #Barcelona 12 critical 24 major injuries 11 minor inj. 3 light inj. 4 in #Cambrils 1 major inj 2 minor inj 1 light inj— EmergènciesCatalunya (@emergenciescat) August 19, 2017   10:24AM Were the terrorists radicalised by a spiritual leader? Hannah Strange reports from Barcelona: El Confidencial is also reporting the hypothesis of a "spiritual or idealogical leader" who radicalised them and helped them plan the attacks over a number of months, citing sources involved in the investigation. The paper says investigators believe the cell members' lack of prior terror links  support this theory. Sources also said they had detected a number of trips by some members to France and Morocco. Among the up to 20 members of the suspected cell, there are five sets of brothers, the paper also reports. 10:21AM Hunt for 'van driver' continues Harry Yorke reports  The blinds were drawn at Younes Abouyuqoub's third floor apartment today, with no answer when his door was knocked. A neighbour, Huan, 47, said that he had seen Younes on several occasions, but that he did not live with anyone else But another woman, who refused to give her name, said that she had seen children in the apartment. She did not know if they were relatives. 9:49AM Second source claims terror cell may have planned to target historic landmark James Badcock reports: One hypothesis being considered by investigators is that the 12-strong terrorist cell planned to perpetrate three van attacks in Barcelona, mowing down as many pedestrians as possible before detonating the gas canisters inside the vehicles at emblematic locations around the city. According to the online newspaper El Español, the popular port area of the city could have been the third location, along with the Sagrada Familia basilica and La Rambla boulevard. The police have found more than 100 butane gas canisters amongst the rubble of the cell’s bomb-making safehouse in Alcanar, which they believe were to be ignited with acetone peroxide, also known as “mother of Satan” and used regularly, despite its instability, by Isil terrorists. The Sagrada Familia isto hold a special Mass on Sunday in memory of the victims of the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. 9:25AM Julian Cadman's family face agonising wait The family of Julian Cadman, 7, who is missing after the attack, are facing an agonising wait for news of their boy. His father, Andrew, who found out over the radio while at work that his son was missing and wife badly injured in the attack, boarded a plane and took the long journey from Sydney to Barcelona to hunt for his son. Missing Julian However, there is still no news. On Saturday morning, relative Debbie Cadman wrote on Facebook: "Morning everyone. First of all thank you to all who got involved yesterday in trying to track down my young cousin Julian. Your many good wishes were of great strength and comfort. Unfortunately we as a family have no news to bring you. Will let you all know if there's any updates. Trying to stay positive but it's far from easy. Hopefully he's being looked after by some kind people somewhere safe and sound. With heartfelt thanks" 9:16AM Reports the terrorists wanted to blow up the Sagrada Familia Hannah Strange reports from Barcelona El Confidencial cited sources in the investigation as saying the famous landmark was a target in the cell's original plans, which police believed involved explosives found in a house in Alcanar, 120 miles to the south of Barcelona.  Those plans are believed to have been called off after a blast in the house in the early hours of Thursday morning - at first suspected to be caused by a gas leak - which destroyed much of their materials. Barcelona Sagrada Familia Credit:  GlobalVision Communication / GlobalFlyCam A spokesperson for the Mossos d'Escuadra, the Catalan police force, told The Telegraph that they could not confirm the potential targets at this stage. It was clear that the group had been planning a "large scale" attack using explosives in Barcelona but police could not say whether this was on one target or multiple points, consecutively or simultaneously, they explained. The police force put out an alert on Saturday morning advising that residents of Alcanar were about to hear several controlled explosions. 8:54AM Spanish police are investigating Barcelona attackers' bomb factory From James Rothwell in Alcanar Spanish police are to carry out a series of controlled explosions at the site of the Barcelona attackers' bomb factory in the seaside resort of Alcanar on Saturday.   The house exploded on Wednesday, when the terrorists are believed to have accidentally set off on an improvised bomb.  According to local media, the jihadist cell had been producing a crude homemade explosive known as ketone peroxide which is highly unstable and must be kept at low temperatures.  Neighbours in Alcanar speculated that the intense heat may have triggered the explosion.  It was also reported that more than 105 gas cannisters were being stored in the house.  8:41AM Hunt for "van driver"  ongoing as man still on the run Harry Yorke reports from Ripoll At least six men from the small Pyrenees town of Ripoll are thought to have been involved in the Las Ramblas and Cambrils terror attacks, it emerged last night. Three of the men, all thought to be of Moroccan origin and including chief suspect Moussa Oukabir, were said to have been killed by Spanish police during the second attack in Cambrils on Thursday night.  Mohammed Hychami, 23, who lived in the same building as Moussa Oukabir, and Said Aalla, 19, who lived in nearby Ribes de Freser, Girona, were also killed in the shootout. Meanwhile, four other men from Ripoll, including Oukabir's older brother, Driss, and Aalla's brother Mohammed, who was arrested late last night, have been detained by Mossos d'Esqaudra.  Last night Spanish media reported that 11 of the 12 man terror cell had either been killed or detained.  However, Younes Abouyaaqoub, 21, who lives a ten minute's walk from the Oukabir's family home, is still on the run.  Police now believe that Abouyaaqoub drove the white van into crowds on Las Ramblas, having previously identified Moussa Oukabir as the driver.  The son of Moroccan immigrants who moved to the town in 2006, Abouyaaqoub was described by locals in the town as "shy" and "timid", compared to the other men he kept company with.  Speaking to The Telegraph, a young woman who asked to remain anonymous said that she had gone to school with Abouyaaqoub, adding: "Younes was a shy boy, I have said this to others. I did not think he could do something like this."  Another local told the Catalonian newspaper La Vanguardia that Abouyaaqoub had associated with a group of men of Moroccan descent from varying age groups, including Hychami, who he said was two years older and more "boastful".  8:29AM Terror threat to Britain is increasing, according to the Security Minister. The Press Association reports The terror threat to Britain is increasing as Islamic State (IS) loses battles and territory in Syria and Iraq, the Security Minister has said. Ben Wallace said extremist Britons and other Europeans are either unable to get out to the region to join IS, also known as Isis, or have come home and are trying to inspire homegrown fanatics to carry out attacks. The terror group has already lost its base in Iraq, Mosul, and is facing an international coalition-backed offensive in Raqqa, Syria, which was described by former prime minister David Cameron as "the head of the snake". Mr Wallace told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I think the threat is still increasing, partly driven by the fact Isis is collapsing in Syria and people are either unable to get out there to fight for Isis and so they look to do something at home, or also because people have come back and tried to inspire people with their stories and tales of the caliphate. "I think those two things mean that the threat is to some extent increasing." Mr Wallace rejected suggestions that the Government's voluntary anti-radicalisation programme, Prevent, could be made compulsory. It comes after Simon Cole, the police lead for Prevent, said there needs to be a debate about introducing an element of compulsion for certain groups, such as returnees from Syria. Responding, Mr Wallace said Prevent is under review all the time and revealed plans to release more information about its operations to boost public understanding. But the Security Minister went on: "I'm not sure at the moment that compulsion is the right thing to do, I think the first thing to do is get everyone on board with it. "That includes people like the NUT and all these people that have campaigned against it. "There's no ifs and buts nowadays, if we're going to stop these people who use everyday items such as vehicles and kitchen knives to murder people on our streets, we are going to have to all engage together with Prevent and we are having real success when we do that." He added: "I think it's time for all of us to put a shoulder to the wheel on Prevent and move it along." 8:27AM What we know about the victims We have a full report on the victims here. Here is a short round-up of what we know about the dead. A three-year-old boy is among the dead. Local reports suggest this is the nephew of Francisco Lopez Rodriguez, 65, from Barcelona, who has also been confirmed as dead. However, this has not been confirmed. Two Germans, as yet unnamed, have been confirmed as dead. Ana Maria Suarez died in the attack in the seaside resort of Cambrils. The 61-year-old, from Zaragoza, northeast Spain, was with her husband and sister, who were both injured in the attack, according to Radio Television Espanola. Spaniard Pepita Codina, 75, died in the attack, according to the mayor of Hipolit de Voltrega, a small town near Barcelona where she was from. Xavier Vilamala posted messages of condolence on Twitter and Instagram. Elke Vanbockrijck, a Belgian woman, has been confirmed as dead.  Ian Moore Wilson, a Canadian father, has been confirmed as dead. Jared Tucker, a US citizen who was on holiday with his wife of a year, has been confirmed as dead by family. Bruno Gullotta, an Italian father-of-two, was confirmed as dead on Friday by his stricken colleagues and friends. There are reports a 74-year-old Portugese woman died in the attack. Silvina Alejandra Pereyra, a 40-year-old Argentine-Spanish dual citizen, has been confirmed as dead. Luca Russo, a 25-year-old on holiday with his fiancee has been named as dead. Francisco Lopez died in the attack while on holiday with his family, according to his niece. Julian Cadman, a 7-year-old boy who was born and raised in Kent, is still missing. His father flew out from Sydney, where they now live, to find him yesterday. 8:13AM Two Germans confirmed dead Earlier reports said there were three German victims of the attack but the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, just said the true number is two. He said: "Just like Germany, Spain also seemed to be a safe land (...). Terrorists are trying to widen their network. (...). Sadly there is no absolute safety against terrorism. "The majority of people in the world know that such events are always possible nowadays, many such attacks have been hindered but we can't always prevent it". 7:59AM People continue to lay floral tributes There are now floral tributes along the whole length of Las Ramblas pic.twitter.com/URqMYjJhyy— Hannah Al-Othman �� (@HannahAlOthman) August 19, 2017   7:31AM 'Compassionate, generous' Canadian victim identified as dead Ian Moore Wilson has been identified as dead. Ian Moore Wilson was killed in the attack  His daughter, Vancouver police Staff Sgt. Fiona Wilson, issued this statement:  "My dad, Ian Moore Wilson, was a much-loved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, who lived a healthy, active life alongside his partner of 53 years, my mum, Valerie. "He was compassionate, generous, adventurous, and always game for a lively debate, a good book, exploring new places, and a proper-sized pint.  In the midst of this tragedy, my dad would want those around him to focus on the extraordinary acts of human kindness that our family has experienced over the past several days, and that is exactly what we intend to do.  "From our policing colleagues and friends at the Vancouver Police Department and the RCMP, who have been unwavering in their love and support; to Albert, who threw a family member on the back of his scooter to rush him to the hospital after tragedy struck; to the Air Canada employee who offered up a personal discount pass to make emergency flights more affordable; to the people who assisted my dad in his final moments, and those who focused on my mum’s urgent medical attention and aftercare; and to the Catalonian first responders who put their lives at risk for the safety of others. "These are the things we will choose to focus on when we endeavour to come to terms with the senseless violence and acts of hatred that have taken loved ones before their time. My dad’s passing leaves an immense void in our tight-knit family. He was desperately loved by us all and will be dearly missed." Read more on this here. 5:09AM Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for missing boy Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. Mr Turnbull said on Saturday that the boy's mother was badly injured and is in a hospital following Friday's attack at the Las Ramblas promenade. Mr Turnbull says the boy's family is searching for him. He did not release the boy's name. He added: "All of us as parents know the anguish his father is going through, and his whole family is going through, as they rush to seek to find him in Barcelona." 3:53AM Security stepped up at sporting events  Security is being stepped up at major sporting events in Spain. The country's main football competition, La Liga, returns this weekend following its three-month summer break. Barcelona's opening match against Real Betis will go ahead as planned at the Camp Nou stadium on Sunday. Additional police will be on duty at all major sporting venues. In addition, the Vuelta, one of cycling's three Grand Tours, enters Spain on Tuesday, with thousands of spectators expected to line the route. The stage will finish at Tarragon, which is  is only 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) along the Mediterranean coast from Cambrils. 2:13AM Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop Former head of anti-terrorism expert says vehicular terror attacks are difficult to stop 01:33   11:36PM Watch how large Barcelona's Las Ramblas memorial grows over time Watch how large Barcelona's Las Ramblas memorial grows over time 00:55   10:07PM Police confirm Moussa Oukabir shot dead by police in Cambrils Spanish police on Friday released the names of three Moroccan suspects in the deadly attacks in Spain's Catalonia region, shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonia's regional police identified them as Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24. Police said they were searching for a fourth suspect, Younes Abouyaaqoub, aged 22. 9:21PM American Daniel Tucker confirmed among the dead as family pays tribute A man says his son, a California resident, is among the dead in a truck attack in Barcelona, Spain. Daniel Tucker tells The Daily News of New York that his son Jared Tucker's body was identified by his wife at the morgue on Friday. Tucker says, "It's just something we really just don't understand." The couple, celebrating their first wedding anniversary, posed for this photograph just an hour before the attack Jared Tucker and his wife, Heidi Nunes, were visiting Barcelona for their first wedding anniversary. Tucker and his father worked together installing swimming pools. The elder Tucker tells the newspaper that "everybody loved him." 7:32PM Spanish police 'looking for a rented Kangoo utility vehicle that may have crossed into France' A French security official says Spanish police are looking for a Kangoo utility vehicle rented by suspects in the Barcelona attacks that may have crossed into France, AP reports. The official said Spanish police alerted French authorities to the vehicle, rented on Thursday in Spain. The official said French police nationwide are on the lookout for the car, and were given information from Spain about four suspects believed to be on the run. A Renault Kangoo The official was not authorised to be publicly named speaking of an ongoing manhunt. After two deadly vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, France's interior minister said his country reinforced police surveillance on Friday of what is normally an open border between Spain and France. French officials said on Friday evening that no one has been detained so far in the Spanish investigation.

Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:48:43 -0400

Several people stabbed in Finnish city of TurkuSeveral people were stabbed in an knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday but it was not immediately clear if this was a militant action or had some other motive. The Turun Sanomat newspaper reported that at least one person was killed in the attack. Newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said eight people had been taken to hospital following the stabbings, some of them are in critical condition.

Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deported
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:01:09 -0400

Chicago activist loses US citizenship, will be deportedAn activist known for helping Arab women in the Chicago area lost her U.S. citizenship Thursday and will be deported for failing to disclose convictions for bombings in Jerusalem decades ago.

Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drug
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:03:39 -0400

Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drugLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A death penalty expert says Arkansas' recent purchase of a lethal injection drug — in a small amount and at a cheap price — suggests the state has found a reliable supplier to help it move 30 inmates from death row to the execution chamber.

The Women Behind the 'Alt-Right'
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0400

The Women Behind the 'Alt-Right'Last Friday night, the white nationalists who marched on Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park all looked strikingly similar. They were almost exclusively white, of course. But they were also relatively young. And with a handful of exceptions, they were men.

USS Fitzgerald's Leadership Removed Over Poor Seamanship
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:25:33 -0400

USS Fitzgerald's Leadership Removed Over Poor SeamanshipThis is not the first time U.S. Navy took a strict action against the leadership for acting inappropriately in a particular situation.

Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:55:41 -0400

Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against MerkelBy Bulent Usta ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections. The comments, some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Merkel, drew a furious response from Merkel, her government and some Turkish organisations in Germany, illustrating the widening divide between the NATO allies and major trade partners. "I am calling on all my countrymen in Germany: the Christian Democrats, SDP, the Green Party are all enemies of Turkey.

The Clever Way High School Boys Protested Their School's Sexist Dress Code
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:34:02 -0400

The Clever Way High School Boys Protested Their School's Sexist Dress CodeStudents from San Benito High School in Hollister, California, are protesting their school’s sexist dress code in a pretty awesome way.

911 Call Reveals Harrowing Escape of Woman Cops Call 'James Bond' After She Jumped Out of Car
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:49:00 -0400

911 Call Reveals Harrowing Escape of Woman Cops Call 'James Bond' After She Jumped Out of CarJordan Dinsmore's suspected attackers have been arrested.

Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draft
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:56:07 -0400

Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draftChildren are particularly vulnerable in the conflicts raging around the globe, according to a draft UN report that specifically pointed the finger of blame in Yemen at the Saudi-led coalition. The draft of an annual UN report on the impact of armed conflict on children lists the countries and entities accused of recruiting child soldiers and using children as weapons of war. "I am highly concerned by the scale and severity of the grave violations that were committed against children in 2016, which included alarming levels of killing and maiming, recruitment and use and denial of humanitarian access," Secretary General Antonio Guterres says in the draft seen by AFP.

Starbucks' Howard Schultz Compared What's Going On In The U.S. Today To Nazi Germany
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:17:08 -0400

Starbucks' Howard Schultz Compared What's Going On In The U.S. Today To Nazi Germany"I know we are better than this."

Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridge
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:48:45 -0400

Driver forced to gun engine and jump rising drawbridgeLOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A driver was forced to gun his engine and jump a drawbridge that began rising as he crossed it with his family.

Former neo-Nazi: Trump’s message parrots my old propaganda
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:00:23 -0400

Former neo-Nazi: Trump’s message parrots my old propagandaA reformed neo-Nazi says President Trump is partly to blame for legitimizing the white nationalism that exploded in Virginia last weekend.

9-Foot Alligator Attacks And Kills 75 Pound Dog In Florida
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:34:03 -0400

9-Foot Alligator Attacks And Kills 75 Pound Dog In FloridaAuthorities are now warning residents about keeping their pets leashed.

Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:47:02 -0400

Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protestsBOSTON (AP) — Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly.

Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:40:18 -0400

Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian borderBy Tom Perry and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, as the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier. The Lebanese army operation got underway at 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), targeting Islamic State positions near the town of Ras Baalbek with rockets, artillery and helicopters, a Lebanese security source said. The operation by Hezbollah and the Syrian army targeted the area across the border in the western Qalamoun region of Syria.

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Juror Transcript Full Of Brutal Insults
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:52:20 -0400

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Juror Transcript Full Of Brutal InsultsIt wasn’t easy finding jurors who didn’t automatically hate “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s guts.

911 Call Released in Death of Boy, 3, Who Cops Say Was Left in Day Care Van
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:53:00 -0400

911 Call Released in Death of Boy, 3, Who Cops Say Was Left in Day Care VanMyles Hill was found dead in Orlando on Aug. 7.

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:43:11 -0400

Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardensRoberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in. It comes back bearing a large haul of tilapia and carp -- and that is exactly the problem. Altamirano is one of just 20 or so fishermen who remain in the floating gardens of Xochimilco, an idyllic network of lakes, canals and artificial islands improbably tucked into the urban sprawl of Mexico City.

US Nazi supporters move to Russian social media after Facebook ban
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:45:51 -0400

US Nazi supporters move to Russian social media after Facebook banFollowing violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, Facebook began taking down all positive mentions of an article by the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, attacking the woman who was killed protesting the rally. But while the site has been banned from Facebook, far-right users continued to post on a Daily Stormer group on VK, Russia's most popular social network. “Cloudflare just dropped us,” the Daily Stormer VK group posted on Wednesday, referring to the Internet security company that protects sites from cyber attacks. “We'll have to build an alternative.” White nationalists and far-right activists from Western countries have increasingly been moving to VK, also known as VKontakte, where they don't face the same censorship as on social media like Facebook. Charlottesville far-right protest Of the 97 major neo-Nazi, white nationalist and racist skinhead organisations on the Southern Poverty Law Centre's list of US hate groups, The Telegraph found VK groups matching at least nine of them, with members that appeared to be American. There were also more than 50 VK groups named after the Ku Klux Klan, although many of them appear to be run by Russian fans. According to the news site Meduza, more than 100 nationalist groups on VK have members from the United States, Germany, Sweden and other Western countries. Membership on the most popular of these groups numbers in the thousands. A far-right user who identified himself as Henry from Houston told Meduza that moving from Facebook to VK was becoming a “trend” among nationalists trying to avoid censorship. He's started two VK groups already with a total membership of 550. “You can't even write a post about Adolph Hitler” on Facebook, he complained. In contrast, on the Daily Stormer page and other VK groups, users have continued merrily posting racist slurs and threats. Dropped by its US domain registrar, the Daily Stormer also tried to relaunch its website under a Russian domain name, but this too was soon suspended. Asked about VK's apparent lack of censorship, a spokesman said the social network is “against calls for atrocities and violence” and deletes materials that include them. Russian authorities have been increasingly fining and even imprisoning social media users under a vague law against extremism, but many of these people have been convicted for criticising Russia's intervention in Ukraine. Law enforcement here most likely wouldn't be able to bring Americans to court on similar charges, however.

White nationalists, counterprotesters face off in Pikeville, Kentucky: Part 4
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:34:48 -0400

White nationalists, counterprotesters face off in Pikeville, Kentucky: Part 4At one point, the police chief, fearing he was losing control, called in reinforcements from the state police.

How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists | Russ Feingold
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:11 -0400

How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists | Russ FeingoldLet us finally rip off the veneer that Trump’s affinity for white supremacy is distinct from the Republican agenda. The phony claimed outrage becomes dangerous if it convinces anyone that there is a distinction between Trump’s abhorrent comments and the Republican Party agenda. It is the unmasking of the Republican party leadership.

10-Year-Old Indian Rape Victim Delivers Baby After Denied Abortion
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:36:19 -0400

10-Year-Old Indian Rape Victim Delivers Baby After Denied Abortion"The child is too young for a normal delivery. Her pelvic bones are not strong enough to push the baby and she does not have the stamina to bear labor pain."

Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man's mission
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:30:41 -0400

Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man's missionTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him.

Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:18:08 -0400

Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end caseA Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. The ruling follows the first appearance in June in the case by Samantha Geimer, who was 13 years old when Polanski sexually assaulted her in Los Angeles in 1977.

Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:06:49 -0400

Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean importsBEIJING (AP) — Furious Chinese businesspeople said Friday that Beijing's decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest earlier this week after the surprise move suddenly choked off border trade.

California man on delayed honeymoon among Barcelona victims
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:09:43 -0400

California man on delayed honeymoon among Barcelona victimsA 43-year-old California man on a delayed honeymoon was among the 13 people killed when a van plowed through a popular pedestrian area in the Spanish city of Barcelona, his family said on Friday. Jared Tucker and his wife had gone to Barcelona to celebrate their first anniversary in the form of a belated honeymoon. Walking in the area of the famous Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, he had gone to find a restroom when he was struck down by the van, his wife Heidi Nunes Tucker told KGO television in San Francisco.

Here's a Preview of the Solar Eclipse Traffic Nightmare
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:13:42 -0400

Here's a Preview of the Solar Eclipse Traffic NightmareThe backup in Oregon was between 20 and 30 miles long

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:52:07 -0400

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floodsNearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. Indian authorities sought military help in two districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state after fresh heavy rains left hundreds of villages marooned. "We have sought army's help to reach out to the affected people," T P Gupta, a senior official from the state's disaster management authority, told AFP.

Lost Art: Babbitt Bearings
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:30:06 -0400

Lost Art: Babbitt BearingsThe lost art of babbitt bearings.

Steve Bannon declares 'Trump presidency is over' after being ousted as White House chief strategist
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:37:51 -0400

Steve Bannon declares 'Trump presidency is over' after being ousted as White House chief strategistA defiant Steve Bannon declared the Trump presidency he had campaigned for was over as he vowed to carry on the fight after being ousted as the White House chief strategist. Within hours of leaving his office,  Mr Bannon was back at Breitbart, the right wing website he ran, presiding over the evening news conference.   In interviews he made it clear he was not going quietly as he rounded on those he held responsible for his departure. “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over," he told the Weekly Standard, a right-wing newspaper   “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency," he continued. "But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”   He added: “I feel jacked up. Now I’ve got my hands back on my weapons,” he added as he vowed “Bannon the barbarian” would crush the opposition.   "There’s no doubt. I built a -----ng machine at Breitbart.  And now I’m about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up. And rev it up we will do.” His loyalty to Donald Trump remained undimmed. “If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents -- on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,”  he told Bloomberg.   Earlier Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary said Mr Bannon, 63,  had departed “by mutual agreement.” The White House then issued a statement, saying that the decision was agreed by Mr Bannon and John Kelly, the chief of staff – a sign of Mr Kelly’s grappling to control the chaos, or perhaps simply to avoid Mr Trump having to put his name to the firing of the man who most connects him to his diehard supporters. Joel Pollack, Breitbart's  editor at large, tweeted a one-word response to Mr Bannon’s departure: “War”. #WAR— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) August 18, 2017 Mr Bannon was controversial from the start. Combative and unapologetic, the former Goldman Sachs financier was employed by Mr Trump as his campaign manager in August 2016, and described at the time as “the most dangerous political operative in America”. He urged Mr Trump to pursue a populist path, and pressed him to hammer Hillary Clinton as corrupt - reportedly coming up with the “lock her up” chant that reverberated around his rallies. It was Mr Bannon, with fellow hardliner Stephen Miller, who wrote Mr Trump’s inauguration speech – a dark and foreboding depiction of the “American carnage” that Mr Trump believed he had been elected to stop. Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon - in 90 seconds 01:33 He was often at odds with the "globalist" wing of the White House - Jared Kushner, Mr Trump's son-in-law; his wife Ivanka Trump; H.R. McMaster, the head of the national security council; and Gary Cohn, director of the national economic council. Mr Bannon reportedly referred to them in private as “the New Yorkers” and “the Democrats”, among more printable nicknames, and tried to steer his boss away from them and towards his own nationalist sympathisers. At first the president thought fondly of his flame-throwing ideologue, who was seen to wield immense behind-the-scenes power inside the White House. Saturday Night Live depicted him as the grim reaper, playing Mr Trump like a puppet - something that reportedly amused Mr Bannon, but enraged his boss. His departure had been described as imminent before, but since Charlottesville the drum beat of demise rose to a frenzy. Steve Bannon at Trump Tower in November 2016 Mr Trump was reported earlier this week to have not spoken face-to-face with Mr Bannon in over a week, and on Tuesday, at the now infamous press conference in which he defended white supremacists, Mr Trump could only offer a lukewarm endorsement, responding to a question about Mr Bannon's future with: "We'll see." That press conference sparked condemnation of a president never before seen in the United States – the heads of the military spoke out against their commander-in-chief, and the UN secretary-general voiced concern. Titans of industry who Mr Trump had so assiduously courted on the campaign trail deserted him in droves, leading to the folding of both his business advisory panels. On Friday the arts council resigned en masse – the first White House agency to do so. Political condemnation was also snowballing, leading astonished Americans to ask where this could all end. Bob Corker, a senior Republican loyalist and chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, who was considered for secretary of state, declared that "the president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to" in dealing with crises. And, while Mr Trump sought to shift Thursday from the white supremacists to the future of statues, he was criticised by Rupert Murdoch’s son James, in an email widely circulated. "I can't believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists," he wrote. Rumblings of discontent from Mr Trump's staff grew so loud that the White House was forced to release a statement saying that Gary Cohn, Mr Trump's chief economic adviser, was not quitting. The Dow Jones suffered its worst day since May on Thursday, but rebounded slightly on the news that Mr Cohn, a former president of Goldman Sachs, was staying put. Mr Cohn will certainly not be crying over the departure of Mr Bannon. Mr Bannon perhaps sealed his own fate this week by telephoning a reporter with The American Prospect, a Left-wing publication, to contradict his boss - and suggest that he was deciding who was in and who was out in the state department. “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it,” said Mr Bannon, directly undermining Mr Trump's vow to respond if attacked. Asked about his rivals at the departments of state, defence and treasury, who wanted to keep China on side by avoiding trade wars, Mr Bannon was unrepentant. “They’re wetting themselves,” he said. “I’m changing out people at East Asian Defense; I’m getting hawks in.” But Mr Bannon may not go quietly. One of the reasons Mr Trump was said to have delayed dismissing him was fear of “weaponising” Mr Bannon, if he was unleashed from the White House. A friend of Mr Bannon said he intended to return to Breitbart, adding: “This is now a Democrat White House”. Arnold Schwarzenegger has some advice for Donald Trump Arnold Schwarzenegger gives Trump a lesson racism 01:00   4:23AM Bannon 'in good spirits'  Quoting  a "friend",  the Wall Street Journal, said Mr Bannon seemed to be in good spirits, following his departure from the White House. “Steve has always been a gunslinger. This allows him to be a gunslinger again.” 3:29AM Trump 'ceding dangerous ground to the media and establishment' Kristin Tate, a conservative columnist, warns that Donald Trump has ceded dangerous ground to the establishment. "There is no compromise with the Never-Trumpers and Democrats over the role of chief strategist," she writes in The Hill, a political website. " Personnel is policy, and Trump is ceding his ace for a player to be named later. That’s not good enough for the people who made his movement happen. 2:22AM Bernie: The problem wasn't Bannon, it was Trump The problem was never just Steve Bannon. It was and always will be Donald Trump. https://t.co/cTBqwdwZUW— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 18, 2017   2:21AM Steve Bannon 'said he resigned from White House two weeks ago' Steve Bannon just told me he resigned from the White House two weeks ago @POTUS#Bannon— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) August 18, 2017   1:55AM CNN says 'Gorka could go'  Citing unnamed "sources", CNN is saying that Sebastian Gorka, Donald Trump's deputy assistant, could be the next to go. Born in the UK to Hungarian parents, British educated Mr Gorka, has also been a controversial figure in the White House. Sebastian Gorka  Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Seen as a hardliner, he was openly critical of Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, when he suggested the US could negotiate with North Korea over nuclear weapons. But Mr Trump is reported to be a fan of Mr Gorka's combative style and his forthright defence of the administration in his media appearances. 1:15AM Another White House departure Steve Bannon is not the only senior figure leaving the White House, according to Politico. George Sifakis, director of the Office of Public Liaison since March, is reportedly on his way out. A close friend and ally of Reince Preibus, the former White House chief of staff,   Mr Sifakis was an aide to George W Bush. 8:51PM Nigel Farage says Bannon will be missed Very sorry to see my friend Steve Bannon go. His political brain will be hard to replace.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 18, 2017   8:22PM Bannon meets billionaire donor to plot next steps Axios, the authoritative Washington website, reports that Mr Bannon met with billionaire Republican donor Bob Mercer to plan their next moves. They write: Bob Mercer and Steve Bannon had a five hour meeting Wednesday to plot out next steps, said a source withknowledge of the meeting. They plotted strategy going forward — both political and media strategy. The meeting was at Mercer's estate on Long Island. Mercer had dinner the next night at Bedminster with President Trump and a small group of donors. The source said Mercer and Bannon "remain strong supporters of President Trump's and his agenda."   8:19PM Democrat leader responds Steve Bannon's exit does not erase @realDonaldTrump’s long record of lifting up racist viewpoints & advancing repulsive policies. #BannonOut— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 18, 2017   8:03PM Four down... This January 28 photo shows Donald Trump and his advisers inside the Oval Office. Of the six in the picture, only the president and vice president remain - Reince Priebus, Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have all left.   7:48PM Breitbart's editor-at-large responds to Steve Bannon's ouster #WAR— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) August 18, 2017  

Neo-Nazis are taking genetic tests and are deeply upset by the results
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:01:00 -0400

Neo-Nazis are taking genetic tests and are deeply upset by the resultsWhite supremacists in the US are taking genetic tests to prove their racial identity but are being left bitterly disappointed to learn their genes are not as pure as they presumed. A new study from the University of California examined years’ worth of posts on Stormfront, a neo-Nazi forum which is the internet’s first major racial hate site, to decipher how members responded to their spit-in-a-cup genetic test results. White nationalists were up in arms to discover they were not 100 per cent white European and instead had African, Jewish or Asian genes.

You'll need to be trained in self-defence if you want a shot at this 100K-a-year nanny job
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:07:14 -0400

You'll need to be trained in self-defence if you want a shot at this £100K-a-year nanny jobMany of us would give our eye teeth to bag a job with a £100,000 ($128,926) salary. But, this highly specific job ad for a live-in nanny would probably send Mary Poppins running for the hills. SEE ALSO: Kate, William and Harry want to connect with you on LinkedIn According to the job description — listed on Childcare.co.uk — the parents of four children are looking for a "highly qualified" nanny with a degree in child psychology, "no children of their own" along with a minimum of 15 years of nannying experience. But, requirements for this job are so specific, it's hard to know whether this ad is for real.  "The candidate must be willing to work six days a week, 7am to 8pm," reads the ad.  "I feel it is best to be upfront – the role is demanding. Our children are home-schooled and require constant attention and supervision, even when they are with their teachers," the ad continues. The parents also want the nanny to "participate in lessons where appropriate" as well as helping "further their studies" outside the classroom.  It doesn't end there, though. The nanny would be expected to eat with the children at every meal, which "will be cooked for them by a Michelin star chef." Apparently, though, this isn't mandatory.  Provided they have a clean UK driving license, the successful candidate will be able to drive some pretty swanky cars. "We have multiple cars including a Porsche, Range Rover and Maserati which are available for the candidate to use – we expect the nanny to run errands and take the children to various daily appointments," the ad says.  Image: childcare.co.ukThankfully, it looks like there will be some down time, too. "My husband and I are often absent due to work and social commitments, but when we are home we like to have time alone with our children. Therefore, there will be periods where we ask our nanny to take leave to allow us to have quality time as a family," the ad continues.  Apparently, the family's pretty chill about what the nanny gets up to in their free time. But, "binge drinking" and "drug taking" won't be tolerated, and "will result in instant dismissal."  Oh, and there's one pretty major requirement. The right candidate will need to be "trained in self-defence." "This is non-negotiable," the ad stipulates.  The salary for this highly demanding job is £100K per annum, but the successful candidate will have to sign an NDA. The family has "four homes in London, Barbados, Cape Town, and Atlanta" and the applicant "may be required to travel internationally up to three times a week." This job ad is so extra, it's hard to believe that it's not a prank. Mashable reached out to the ad's poster and the website to seek clarification. Childcare.co.uk's founder Richard Conway told the HuffPost that this job ad isn't exactly a common occurrence on the site. "It’s obviously for a very wealthy family, who want more of an addition to their family than an employee, which for some is great," said Conway. Still, £100K isn't to be sniffed at! WATCH: This office chair can actually give you a core workout

Man believed to have killed wife, 7-year-old, dog, then self
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:06:35 -0400

Man believed to have killed wife, 7-year-old, dog, then selfLACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A man is believed to have killed his wife, their 7-year-old son and the family dog in their New Jersey home before killing himself, authorities said Thursday.

Why Do Nazis Hate Jews?
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:09:44 -0400

Why Do Nazis Hate Jews?Other polls indicate a persistent suspicion and distaste for Jews as “pushy, clannish, unethical.”

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Bannon Returns to Breitbart, Vows to 'Crush the Opposition'
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:41:00 GMT

Bannon returned as the executive chairman for Breitbart News Friday, a spokesman for the site confirmed to NBC News.

Six Police Officers Shot in Separate Incidents, One Dead
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:03:00 GMT

One police officer was killed and five others seriously wounded in three separate shootings in Florida and Pennsylvania late Friday.

Still at Large: Spain Attack Van Driver, Two Others
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:44:00 GMT

Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, was one of three suspects still being hunted Saturday after the deadly terror attacks in Barcelona, Spain.

Big Ben Won't Chime Until 2021 — and Some Brits Are Furious
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:39:00 GMT

London's Big Ben was built 158 years ago, two years before the American Civil War. This week it is at the center of a nationwide storm over its famous chimes.

Darkness Falls: Everything You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:13:00 GMT

On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow strip of land that stretches all the way across the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina. It will be the first total solar eclipse since 1918 to cross the United States from coast to coast.

Bannon's Exit Prompts Backlash From Core Trump Backers
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:59:00 GMT

White House adviser Steve Bannon's exit drew an immediate backlash from his allies in the party's populist wing.

More Than 20,000 Expected to Protest Boston's 'Free Speech' Rally
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:14:54 GMT

A heavy police presence is already mounting in Boston ahead of a "Free Speech" rally planned for Saturday, with officials expecting this to be the largest public gathering since the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. Organizers say the rally isn't about white nationalism, but rather having the right to express your views. NBC's Morgan Radford reports for TODAY.

Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:51:00 GMT

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.

Trump's Arts Committee Resigns En Masse With Scathing Letter
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:48:00 GMT

All seventeen members of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities resigned Friday, citing Trump's "both sides" response to Charlottesville violence.

How Vacationing at a Farm Sanctuary Changed My Urban Perspective
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:44:00 GMT

NBC News Journalist Robin Kawakami left the bustle of New York City to spend the weekend with 700 animals in upstate New York.

Charlottesville Mayor: Tear Down That Confederate Statue
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:37:00 GMT

"We can, and we must, respond by denying the Nazis and the KKK and the so-called alt-right the twisted totem they seek," Signer said in a statement.

Democrats Could Win 50 House Seats. Here's How
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:16:00 GMT

Democrats are optimistic 2018 will be a wave election. But winning the House means flipping places like Dubuque County, Iowa, where Donald Trump made big gains.

How This Tiny Rural Town Is Bracing for an Eclipse Influx
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:05:00 GMT

Spring City, Tennessee, is an eclipse totality epicenter and is bracing for an onslaught of eager visitors.

Meningitis B Killed Their Daughters. Now These Moms Have a Message
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:13:00 GMT

Doctors say bacterial meningitis is a horrific disease that most often strikes babies and young adults. If left untreated it can be fatal in a matter of hours.

Head Spinning? Who's In and Who's Out at the White House
published: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:25:30 GMT

Steve Bannon is the latest in a line of shakeups in the White house. Who has left the administration since Trump was sworn in?

5 Apps That Can Make Your Financial Life Easier Today
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:56:00 GMT

What if we told you getting control of your finances may be as easy as reaching into your pocket?

Antifa: Meet the Fascist-Fighting Coalition Dubbed 'Alt-Left' by Trump
published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:57:00 GMT

They relish in punching Nazis. They protest in all black. And they've vowed to physically confront racists and extremists across the country.

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Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run
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The Latest: 54 people still hospitalized after Spain attacks - Washington Post
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The Latest: 54 people still hospitalized after Spain attacks
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The Latest: Kennedy Center awards to go on without Trump - Washington Post
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The Latest: Kennedy Center awards to go on without Trump
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WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision not to participate in the Kennedy Center arts awards (all times local):. 9:45 a.m.. The Kennedy Center arts awards program will go on. Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and ...
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Man charged in shooting death of Florida police officer - CNN
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Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' Ties to Spain eyed - New York Daily News
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Carl Icahn Quits as a Special Adviser to President Trump - New York Times
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Can't find the protective glasses to watch the solar eclipse? Go old school. - Washington Post
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What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

The man looking to make the VA work

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

China sees quantum leap in secure telecommunications technology

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

A Democrat shows how to win over Trump voters

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

Canadian oil sands industry faces innovation or bust

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

Unbreakable: China doubles down on quantum internet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When prayer helps end conflicts

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

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

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

American student death prompts call for North Korea to release detainees

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

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

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

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

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

The need for health

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

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

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

What Philando Castile verdict says about path of police reform

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

With Amazon deal, retailing revolution aims at your dining table

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

Is America’s political atmosphere dangerously hot?

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

Global religious and indigenous leaders warn against deforestation

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

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

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

Beyond Carter verdict: Helping teens battle suicidal thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin electoral redistricting case

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

Hollywood’s make-or-break season

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

Google escalates their efforts against online terrorism

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

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

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

Brexit negotiations with EU finally begin

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

What refugees might say of World Refugee Day

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Fatherhood

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

The courage of cause, the ease of effect

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

Retooling the workforce

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

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

A roundup of global commentary for the June 19, 2017, weekly magazine.

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

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

An outdoorsman’s outreach to youths facing troubles at home

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

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US DoD, Brit ISP BT reverse proxies can be abused to frisk internal systems – researcher
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And how to avoid making the same mistakes

BSides Minor blunders in reverse web proxies can result in critical security vulnerabilities on internal networks, the infosec world was warned this week.…

No, the cops can't get a search warrant to just seize all devices in sight – US appeals court
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:59:13 GMT

Judges frown upon fishing for incriminating data on phones

It's a ruling sending shockwaves through the worlds of privacy, device security, and law enforcement in America.…

Wisconsin advances $3bn bribe incentives package for Foxconn
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:21:54 GMT

And only $230,000 a head out of the public purse!

Wisconsin has moved forward a $3bn incentives package to lure manufacturing giant Foxconn to the US state.…

Sorry, but those huge walls of terms and conditions you never read are legally binding
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:46:37 GMT

And what finer company than Uber to make that clear

You may never read those lengthy terms and conditions attached to every digital download or app but, in America at least, they are legally binding. Sorry.…

Berkeley boffins build better spear-phishing black-box bruiser
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:12:54 GMT

Machine learning and code to detect and alert attempts to extract passwords from staff

Security researchers from UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US have come up with a way to mitigate the risk of spear-phishing in corporate environments.…

FTC wants AT&T to kick in $4bn to help balance US budget. Why? Some dodgy ads or something
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:26:34 GMT

Telco's TV biz accused of false advertising by trade watchdog

America's trade watchdog is seeking $3.95bn in damages from AT&T over allegations of dodgy marketing by its DirecTV wing.…

Microsoft president exits US govt's digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:49:55 GMT

Plus: Steve Bannon fired from White House

Updated Tech leaders today resigned from the US government's digital economy advisory board over President Trump's inability to unequivocally condemn racists.…

Oracle caves, promises to crack open Java EE as v8 crawls ever closer
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:47:42 GMT

Big Red seeks open-source foundation to host platform

Oracle has revealed plans to shift Java Enterprise Edition to an open-source foundation as it promises delivery of version 8 is "approaching".…

NetApp swallows Icelandic cloud management software biz
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:50:05 GMT

Greenqloud’s QStack becomes gets NetApp-ed

NetApp has made one of its relatively rare acquisitions – this time an Icelandic cloud management software house called Greenqloud with its Qstack product.…

So long and thanks for all the phish: Red teams need to be smarter now
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:06:48 GMT

Pen-testers face new challenges as defences evolve

BSides The opening talk at BSides Manchester on Thursday examined how red team tactics are evolving beyond phishing to include a wider variety of methods.…

Q: How many drones are we bombing ISIS with? A: That's secret, mmkay
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:23:36 GMT

But the MoD will happily tell you how many manned jets we're using to do that exact thing

The UK's Information Tribunal has rejected an appeal by campaigners trying to find out how many British Reaper drones are being used for warlike missions in the Middle East.…

Atari shoots sueball at KitKat maker over use of 'Breakout' in ad
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:55:11 GMT

Gaming star strikes

Atari has sued Nestle, accusing it of "blatantly" impinging on its intellectual property by featuring the 1970s video game Breakout in a Kit Kat ad without its permission.…

Last FalconStor CEO survived just six weeks before being replaced
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:27:05 GMT

New CFO too as data protection firm refuses to give in

+Comment It's all change at FalconStor, which has a new CEO and CFO just six weeks after the last chief exec was appointed.…

What weighs 800kg and runs Windows XP? How to buy an ATM for fun and profit
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:57:12 GMT

Security researchers pick up angle grinder, drop £2k-plus in B-sides chat

BSides Weighing in at 800kg secondhand, freestanding ATMs - a “safe with a computer on top” - are a logistical nightmare to own and research, security boffin Leigh-Anne Galloway warned delegates at the BSides Manchester infosec conference yesterday.…

So, Nokia. What makes you think the world wants your phones?
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:23:04 GMT

HMD chiefs explain their cunning comeback plan

Interview For over 20 years The Register has covered the rise and fall of Nokia phones. The story took a new turn this week with the arrival of a flagship, the first for three years, from the brand's custodians HMD. We spoke to the top executives behind the venture about their plans.

Drive-thru drive-by at McDs after ice cream no-show, say cops
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:01:12 GMT

Man pulls out replica rifle after frosty treat disappointment

An irate McDonald’s drive-thru punter was so pissed that he couldn’t get his Sunday morning ice cream fix due to a broken dispenser that he pulled out a replica AR-15 rifle from his car boot in protest.…

Why does the market care so much about Cisco's security biz?
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:32:44 GMT

In the land of decline, sustainable growth is king

Analysis Like many enterprise tech dinosaurs, Cisco has clutched at new lines of revenue for some time, positioning its security arm as the centrepiece of a long-talked-about reinvention as a software biz.…

British Airways waves Bing dong: At least it's not a tech cockup
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:58:34 GMT

Wang wag's Croatian beach art highlighted... again

British Airways’ website is displaying a penis carved into a beautiful sandy beach – the same inappropriate erection that was standing over bing.com yesterday.…

UK.gov is hiring IT bods with skills in ... Windows Vista?!
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:38:10 GMT

And Server 2003. Yep, this is the year 2017 and we're not making this up

Freelance IT type? Know about the gubbins of Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003? Don’t care about all that IR35 guff? We’ve got great news – UK.gov wants to hire you.…

Software definer wants you to befriend the 'BFC', do a bit of 'reverse virtualization'
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:02:07 GMT

What's that, TidalScale? The Big Friendly what?

Analysis TidalScale is building a software-defined server product. But how would that work, as it needs to run in a server and you can’t really redefine the server you are running in, can you?…

Infosys CEO quits, citing 'untenable atmosphere' created by critics
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:25:12 GMT

Former SAP man Vishal Sikka bails but will be interim CEO's boss

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has resigned, effective immediately, but neither he nor the company's board are happy he's going.…

Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:58:06 GMT

And had suits savage an utterly innocent sysadmin for his own ignorance

On-Call Friday means a few things at El Reg: a new BOFH. A couple of beers. And another instalment of On-Call, our weekly column in which we take reader-contributed tales of being asked to do horrible things for horrible people, scrub them up and hope you click.…

Who wants multiple virtual workstations on a GPU in a blade server?
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:20:32 GMT

NVIDIA reckons engineering types do, so it's cut a new GPU and software to carve it up

NVIDIA's cranked up the virtual workstation caper by giving the world a new GPU that slots into blade servers, plus software to let it run multiple workstation-grade VMs.…

Lenovo expects data centre profits in two years, if it can fix China
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:57:04 GMT

For now the company is just happy with growth for the first time since buying IBM's servers

Lenovo has reported flat quarter-on-quarter revenue, but is content to have achieved that as it reflects stabilisation in its data centre and mobile businesses.…

Where there's smoke there's a Galaxy Note: Refurbished Model 4 batteries recalled
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:55:39 GMT

Phablets sent to AT&T customers with batteries from FedEx are at risk

Samsung's got another combustible phablets SNAFU on its hands, after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the batteries used in its Galaxy Note 4.…

New NIST draft embeds privacy into US govt security for the first time
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:57:09 GMT

Federal agency addresses the new world of Alexa, smart cameras and IoT

A draft of new IT security measures by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has for the first time pulled privacy into its core text as well as expanded its scope to include the internet of things and smart home technology.…

Australian money cops gain powers to regulate cryptocurrency
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:06:14 GMT

Money laundering and terror finance laws will stretch to cover digi-dollars

Australia has decided digital currencies need the same level of regulation enjoyed by other currencies.…

US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that's touched that mast
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:52:46 GMT

Verizon says basestation dumps increasingly popular

US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records.…

What code is running on Apple's Secure Enclave security chip? Now we have a decryption key...
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:48:07 GMT

Ladies and gentlemen, start your ARM disassemblers

Apple's Secure Enclave, an ARM-based coprocessor used to enhance iOS security, became a bit less secure on Thursday with the publication of a firmware decryption key.…

Tomorrow, DreamHost will square up to US DoJ to avoid handing over 1.3m IP addresses of anti-Trump site visitors
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:32:16 GMT

Data demand 'breaks First and Fourth Amendments'

Efforts by US prosecutors to identify up to 1.3 million people who accessed an anti-Trump protest website is unconstitutional, a court will hear on Friday.…

Don't panic, Chicago, but an AWS S3 config blunder exposed 1.8 million voter records
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:47:40 GMT

Personal info spills from another poorly secured Amazon service

A voting machine supplier for dozens of US states left records on 1.8 million Americans in public view for anyone to download – after misconfiguring its AWS-hosted storage.…

FYI: Web ad fraud looks really bad. Like, really, really bad. Bigly bad
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:47:57 GMT

Except at quality titles like El Reg, of course, cough

John Wanamaker, an American department store merchant who died almost a century ago, is noted for saying: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half."…

Judge yanks plug out of AT&T's latest attack on Google Fiber
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:19:16 GMT

Judge throws out lawsuit seeking to prevent rollout of broadband cables

AT&T's legal battle to stop Google rolling out broadband internet in Louisville, Kentucky, has been halted in its tracks.…

I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:59:11 GMT

Johnson, get a load of this

SFW Some of the dozens of users of Bing today spotted a lewd sand carving semi-hidden in the Microsoft search engine's front page splash photo.…

London cops urged to scrap use of 'biased' facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:01:05 GMT

Year-on-year deployment isn’t really a trial, say privacy groups

London's Metropolitan Police have been urged to back down on plans to once again use facial recognition software at next weekend's Notting Hill Carnival.…

Virtual assistant backlash imminent so buy them anyway
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:09:08 GMT

Say what now, Gartner?

Gartner has predicted a backlash against virtual assistants like Siri – but recommends that businesses deploy them anyway.…

Russia's answer to Buckminster Fuller has a buttload of CGI and he's not afraid to use it
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:36:52 GMT

Gyroscopic trams, bunkerbeds! Enter the 'dope' world of Dahir Semenov

Earlier this week, Mashable, a clickbait site for millennials, showcased a novel urban transport system. It got very excited, calling it "dope" and the "future of transportation".…

Making money is so DRAM easy for some memory-flingers
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:07:10 GMT

Another record revenue quarter ... even as drought eases

While we are recovering from the global DRAM shortage, there's still enough of a drought for chip-slingers to rake in record revenues.…

London council 'failed to test' parking ticket app, exposed personal info
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:55:04 GMT

Authority fined £70k after missing URL manipulation

A London council has been fined £70,000 after design faults in its TicketViewer app allowed unauthorised access to 119 documents containing sensitive personal information.…

Apple bag-search class action sueball moves to Cali supreme court
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:26:09 GMT

Anti-shrinkage policy could add millions to firm's wage bill

Apple may have to pay its employees extra for time it spends rifling through their personal belongings at work, if it loses a long-running lawsuit that is now in front of the Californian Supreme Court.…

Celeb-backed music gambit rebrands as 'Roxi', prays for IPO
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:00:04 GMT

Electric Jukebox has a dildo and wants £100m

The company behind what was dubbed the "most ridiculous digital music launch in history" is rebranding its product and hoping to raise $100m by selling shares to the public.…

HPE sales chief Peter Ryan abandons ship amid downsizing ploy
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:28:13 GMT

CSO said to have quit to spend more time with family in UK

HPE global sales chieftan Peter Ryan has quit the company after just over a year of relentless travel away from his family in the UK.…

Singapore court awards $2.9m over bad job reference
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:05:13 GMT

Damages calculated on potential earnings

Singapore's High Court has awarded S$4m* dollars ($2.9m, £2.25m) to a former insurance agent after a letter of reference lost him a potential new job.…

Nine months and a lot more b*llocks to go before new EU data protection rules kick in
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:42:08 GMT

Info commish hits back at fake GDPR news

The UK’s information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has apparently become so infuriated with inaccurate claims about incoming data protection rules that she is penning a series of blogposts to “bust the myths”.…

NetApp, you went all-flash, never go all-fla... Hey, wait. It's working
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:38:04 GMT

Slight biz uptick, steady results should keep CEO smiling

NetApp has managed to go back to what it used to do do reliably: churn out revenue and profit increases as its customer base lapped up new kit.…

Defra recruiting 1,400 policy wonks to pick up the pieces after Brexit
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:03:04 GMT

Prising IT systems from decades of EU lawmaking

Exclusive Defra – the UK government's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs – is hiring 1,400 "business policy" folk so it can untangle itself from Europe after Brexit, according to multiple insiders.…

What'll we do tonight, Kieran? Same thing we do every night, Tintri....
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:34:11 GMT

... try to take over your public cloudy worlds (one array at a time)

Newly-IPO’d Tintri has made its storage array bigger, better and faster by extending it out to the AWS and IBM clouds, speeding specifically Storage vMotion, upping its scalability limit and predicting future capacity and compute needs.…

Ads regulator raps PC repair biz for massaging malware infection rates
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:00:05 GMT

Stop running that or we'll say stop again, so help me god

An online PC repair shop was yesterday given a small ticking off by the Advertising Standards Agency – the UK's notoriously gummy marketing watchdog – for claiming that one in three PCs are blighted by malware on a daily basis.…

Ten spacecraft – from Venus Express to Voyager 2 – all tracked same solar flare
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:26:09 GMT

We hardly noticed at first, but records revealed plenty about how star-stuff sails solar winds

On October 14th, 2014, the Sun decided it was time for a coronal mass ejection, the irregular hiccups that see it belch out astounding quantities of magnetised plasma. And after careful analysis, we've now fingerprinted the plasma's passing using no fewer than ten spacecraft.…

Scrutiny? We've heard of it. Dot-UK supremo Nominet goes dark
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:01:12 GMT

Even limited board reports now scrapped in favor of worthless 'updates'

The operator of the .uk top-level domain, Nominet, has become the latest internet registry to vote itself into greater secrecy.…


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

published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:00:14 +0000

How to photograph the eclipse with your phone - CNET
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:00:14 +0000

Not sure how to go about shooting photos of the solar eclipse? We got you.

The movies we had to leave before the end - CNET
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:00:19 +0000

Every week we ask folks around the CNET offices a question about pop culture. This week we wanted to know which movies they simply had to walk out of or turn off because they couldn't take it anymore.

The 43 best Android games of 2017 - CNET
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:30:02 +0000

These are unequivocally the best Android games on the planet and some of the best games on any system right now.

The 47 best iPhone games - CNET
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:00:22 +0000

If you're all about the iPhone, these are some of the best games you can play.

Want more women in tech at your company? Make it a focus - CNET
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:00:20 +0000

Commentary: The design thinking process behind tech development should be applied to diversity efforts, says one of Intuit's top technologists.

'The Defenders' review: A Marvel-Netflix series you’ll actually want to finish - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:43:20 +0000

Four superheroes walk into a restaurant and the rest is an unexpected joy.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet electrifies Pebble Beach - Roadshow
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:30:19 +0000

The 18.7-foot convertible concept is battery powered and stunning to look at.

Galaxy Note 8 preorders may come with some serious extras - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:05:25 +0000

Samsung could follow its lead from last year and offer a bundled gift worth hundreds.

Alexa finally listens for Fire TV. It was worth the wait - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:47:27 +0000

Now Amazon's always-listening Echo and Dot speakers can control Fire TV devices without the remote, using just your voice. Bingeing just got even easier.

CNET UK podcast 527: Nokia's flagship and Andy's train-talking rage - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:45:53 +0000

Andrew Hoyle is joined by Katie Collins to discuss Nokia's new flagship Android phone and why chatting on the tube is bad for Andy.

Hey, Josh Cartu, how did you get to race Ferraris? - Roadshow
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:47:21 +0000

Some of us just want to own a Ferrari; Cartu takes his to the limit in the Ferrari Challenge series.

NASA greets Earth-buzzing asteroid Florence in September - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:13:40 +0000

A large asteroid named Florence will thrill astronomers when it comes in for a September flyby of Earth.

Amazon was selling Echo Dots for the low, low price of $0 - CNET
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:50:03 +0000

For a short window on Friday, Amazon appeared to be giving away these devices through an unadvertised promotion. The orders have since been canceled.

The 404 Show 1710: A conversation with Austin Walker (podcast) - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:56:51 +0000

Waypoint's Austin Walker talks with Jeff about what it's like creating Vice's guide to gaming from the ground up, the culture shock of appearing on TV, visions of solar eclipses and the future.

Did a new Xbox just leak? - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:19:42 +0000

A German electronics store might've just spilled the beans on the latest Xbox.

Samsung hints hard about dual Galaxy Note 8 cameras in its latest ad - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:54:44 +0000

It's clear when you know what you're looking for.

'The Punisher' is coming to collect in first trailer - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:05:10 +0000

Netflix tucks a brief look at Frank Castle and his new Marvel series at the end of the final episode of "The Defenders."

Mark Zuckerberg is taking two months of paternity leave - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:10:56 +0000

The Facebook CEO says he'll take one month off after the upcoming birth of his second daughter and another month off in December.

Best Buy's 50-hour 'Black-Friday like' sale returns tonight - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:07:59 +0000

Last year's 50-year anniversary sale was such a hit Best Buy is bringing it back for 2017 with deals on iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Windows PCs and more.

Trump OKs plan for independent Cyber Command - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:39:47 +0000

White House raises stature of Cyber Command within the military, giving it more autonomy. The next move could be splitting it off from the NSA altogether.

McLaren built a very purple 720S for a very particular customer - Roadshow
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:49:13 +0000

Parts of his collection feature some... interesting color combinations.

Airbnb gives free housing after Barcelona attack - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:54:51 +0000

The home rental company activates its disaster response tool for those affected by the assault that left 14 people dead.

Spotify's free subscribers can now play music on Google Home - CNET
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:48:48 +0000

Even if you don't pay, you can now play Spotify on your smart home hub.

BMW Concept Z4 brings Bimmer roadster back from the dead - Roadshow
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:00:04 +0000

It's like a Jaguar F-Type fighter from the future.

Hydrogen gets stylish with Hyundai's new FCEV crossover concept - Roadshow
published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:55:31 +0000

It's a looker, and it builds upon what we saw earlier this year in Geneva.


News for nerds, stuff that matters


US State Department Suffers Worldwide Email Outage

An anonymous reader quotes USA Today: The U.S. State Department's email system underwent a worldwide outage Friday, affecting all its unclassified communications within and outside of the department. The system was fully restored by Friday afternoon [after 12 hours], said a State Department official briefed on the incident who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. It was not clear what caused the early morning outage, but spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters it was not "any external action or interference."

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote To Pay Foxconn $3 Billion To Get New Factory

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Wisconsin Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill to give incentives worth $3 billion to Taiwan-based Foxconn so that the company would open its first U.S. plant in the state. Foxconn, best known for supplying parts of Apple's iPhones, will open the $10 billion liquid-crystal display plant in 2020, according to Reuters. The bill still has to be approved by a joint finance committee and the state Senate. Both houses of Wisconsin's legislature are controlled by Republicans, and the deal is supported by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican who negotiated the deal. The vote was largely, but not entirely, along party lines. Three Democrats joined 56 Republicans in supporting the deal. Two Republicans and 28 Democrats voted against it. Opponents said the deal wasn't a good use of taxpayer funds. The $3 billion incentives package includes about $2.85 billion in cash payments from taxpayers and tax breaks valued at about $150 million. The state is also waiving certain environmental rules.

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Atlas 5 Rocket Launches $400 Million NASA Satellite Into Space

A new communications hub has been successfully deployed in space today thanks to the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. "TDRS is a critical national asset have because of its importance to the space station and all of our science missions, primarily the Hubble Space Telescope and Earth science missions that use TDRS," said Tim Dunn, NASA's TDRS-M launch director. Spaceflight Now reports: With its main engine running at full throttle, the Atlas 5 booster lifted off at 8:29 a.m. EDT (1229 GMT) from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral. The 191-foot-tall rocket, generating 860,000 pounds of thrust, aimed eastward and accelerated out of the atmosphere with NASA's TDRS-M spacecraft. Within just five minutes, the rocket had shed 92 percent of its liftoff weight and transitioned to the high-energy Centaur upper stage. An elliptical parking orbit was achieved within 18 minutes of takeoff, beginning a 90-minute quiescent coast higher through space to reach the optimum conditions for the second burn by Centaur. That minute-long boost over the Indian Ocean propelled the 7,610-pound payload into a customized high-perigee geosynchronous transfer orbit. The spacecraft was deployed by the launcher at T+plus 1 hour, 53 minutes to cheers and handshakes all around. The $408 million TDRS-M was built and launched with the sole purpose to extend the useful life of NASA's constant communications infrastructure, supporting the astronauts around-the-clock aboard the International Space Station, supplying contact with the Hubble Space Telescope and transmitting the data from almost 40 science spacecraft studying Earth's environment and space.

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Google and ProPublica Team Up To Build a National Hate Crime Database

In partnership with ProPublica, Google News Lab is launching a new tool to track hate crimes across America. The "Documenting Hate News Index" is being powered by machine learning to track reported hate crimes across all 50 states, collecting data from February 2017 onward. TechCrunch reports: Data visualization studio Pitch Interactive helped craft the index, which collects Google News results and filters them through Google's natural language analysis to extract geographic and contextual information. Because they are not catalogued in any kind of formal national database, a fact that inspired the creation of the index to begin with, Google calls the project a "starting point" for the documentation and study of hate crimes. While the FBI is legally required to document hate crimes at the federal level, state and local authorities often fail to report their own incidents, making the data incomplete at best. The initiative is a data-rich new arm of the Documenting Hate project which collects and verifies hate incidents reported by both individual contributors and by news organizations. The Hate News Index will keep an eye out for false positives (casual uses of the word "hate" for example), striking a responsible balance between machine learning and human curation on a very sensitive subject. Hate events will be mapped onto a calendar in the user interface, though users can also use a keyword search or browse through algorithmic suggestions. For anyone who'd like to take the data in a new direction, Google will open sourced its data set, making it available through GitHub.

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How Hackers Can Use Pop Songs To 'Watch' You

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: Forget your classic listening device: Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated that phones, smart TVs, Amazon Echo-like assistants, and other devices equipped with speakers and microphones could be used by hackers as clandestine sonar "bugs" capable of tracking your location in a room. Their system, called CovertBand, emits high-pitched sonar signals hidden within popular songs -- their examples include songs by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake -- then records them with the machine's microphone to detect people's activities. Jumping, walking, and "supine pelvic tilts" all produce distinguishable patterns, they say in a paper. (Of course, someone who hacked the microphone on a smart TV or computer could likely listen to its users, as well.)

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Hyundai To Build a 300-Mile-Per-Charge Electric Car

On Thursday, Hyundai Motor said it will launch a long-range electric vehicle with a driving range of 500 km (311 miles) per charge after 2021. The company is reportedly planning 31 eco-friendly models by 2020, up from a previously flagged 28. Reuters reports: The South Korean automaker is planning to launch an electric sedan under its high-end Genesis brand in 2021 with a range of 500 km (310 miles) per charge. It will also introduce an electric version of its Kona small sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a range of 390 km in the first half of next year. The automaker and affiliate Kia Motors Corp, which together rank fifth in global vehicle sales, also said they were adding three plug-in vehicles to their plans for eco-friendly cars, bringing the total to 31 models by 2020. Underscoring Hyundai's electric shift, those plans include eight battery-powered and two fuel-cell vehicles -- a contrast to its 2014 announcement for 22 models, of which only two were slated to be battery-powered. Hyundai also confirmed a Reuters report that it is developing its first dedicated electric vehicle platform, which will allow the company to produce multiple models with longer driving ranges.

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Memories of Fear Could Be Permanently Erased, Study Shows

A new study unpicks why certain sounds can stir alarming memories, and reveals a new approach to wiping such memories from the brain. The Guardian reports: Published in the journal Neuron by Cho and his colleague Woong Bin Kim, the research reveals how the team used genetically modified mice to examine the pathways between the area of the brain involved in processing a particular sound and the area involved in emotional memories, known as the amygdala. In the first part of the experiment the team played both a high pitched and low-pitched tone to mice. But, when the high-pitched sound was played, the researchers also gave the mice a small electric shock to their feet. When the high-pitched tone was subsequently played on its own, the mice froze in fear; no such response was seen when the alternative, low-pitched, tone was played. The team then looked to see if there were differences between the high-pitch and low-pitch tone pathways in the brains of the mice, revealing that, among the mice exposed electric shocks, the connections within the "high-pitched" pathway had become stronger, while the other pathway remained unchanged. The team found that when mice were subsequently repeatedly exposed to high-pitched sounds without the shocks they lost their fear -- a process known as fear extinction. But the team discovered that using a technique called optogenetics, it was possible to truly erase the unpleasant memories. This technique involved the researchers using a virus to introduce genes into particular neurons in the brains of the mice that were involved in the "high-pitch" pathways. Once inside the cells, the genes result in the production of proteins which respond to light, allowing researchers to control the activity of the neurons. Taking mice with the fearful memories, the team exposed the neurons involved in the "high-pitch" pathway to low-frequency light -- an approach which weakens the connections between the neurons. The upshot was that the mice no longer appeared fearful when they heard the high-pitched tone.

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Android O Is Officially Launching August 21

Android O is set to arrive on August 21, with a livestreamed unveiling event timed for 2:40 PM ET in NYC -- which is roughly when the maximum solar eclipse is set to occur for New York. TechCrunch reports: Android O will get a full reveal at that time, which seems like kind of a weird time to do it since a lot of people will be watching the NASA eclipse livestream that Google is also promoting, or staring at the sky (with the caveat, hopefully, that they have procured proper glasses for safe viewing). Google says that Android O will have some "super (sweet) new powers," most of which we know all about thanks to pre-release builds and the Android O teaser Google provided at its annual I/O developer event this past May. WE know, for instance, that the notification panel has been changed significantly, and there's new optimization software to improve battery life on all devices. While Android O's name has yet to be confirmed, the official consumer name is speculated to be "Oreo." Prolific leaker Evan Blass posted a picture of an Oreo to Twitter on Friday following the announcement of the reveal date and event.

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US Military To Create Separate Unified Cyber Warfare Command

wiredmikey quotes a report from SecurityWeek: President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. military to elevate its cyber warfare operations to a separate command, signaling a new strategic emphasis on electronic and online offensive and defensive operations. "I have directed that United States Cyber Command be elevated to the status of a Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations," Trump said in a statement Friday. The move would expand the number of the Defense Department's unified combatant commands to 10, putting cyber warfare on an equal footing with the Strategic Command, the Special Operations Command, and regional commands. Until now cyber warfare operations have been run under the umbrella of the National Security Agency, the country's main electronic spying agency, with Admiral Michael Rogers heading both.

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Waymo Patent Shows Plans To Replace Steering Wheel, Pedals With Push Button

nesaefendija shares a report from Driverless: Waymo just received approval on a patent for a push-button console that replaces not only a steering wheel in a car but the brake and gas pedals, too. This reflects Alphabet's driverless arm could remain true to its original mantra of developing cars that pilot themselves without human intervention. In many ways, the push-button controls give the riders the same level of control you might have in an elevator, largely confined to just being able to make an emergency stop or to set the vehicle into motion by pressing the "GO" button.

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Google Explains Why It Banned the App For Gab, a Right-Wing Twitter Rival

AmiMoJo shares a report from Ars Technica: When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a right-wing Twitter competitor. Gab was founded by Andrew Torba, who says it's devoted to unfettered free expression online. The site also hosts controversial right-wing figures like Milo Yiannopoulos, Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer and Andrew Anglin, editor of the neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer. On Thursday, Gab said that Google had banned its Android app from the Google Play Store for violating Google's ban on hate speech. The app's main competitor, Twitter, hosts accounts like the American Nazi Party, the Ku Klux Klan, and the virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, yet the Twitter app is still available on the Google Play store. Apple has long had more restrictive app store policies, and it originally rejected the Gab app for allowing pornographic content to be posted on the service -- despite the fact that hardcore pornography is readily available on Twitter. In an email to Ars, Google explained its decision to remove Gab from the Play Store: "In order to be on the Play Store, social networking apps need to demonstrate a sufficient level of moderation, including for content that encourages violence and advocates hate against groups of people. This is a long-standing rule and clearly stated in our developer policies. Developers always have the opportunity to appeal a suspension and may have their apps reinstated if they've addressed the policy violations and are compliant with our Developer Program Policies."

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The Verge's Essential Phone Review: An Arcane Artifact From an Unrealized Future

An anonymous reader shares Dieter Bohn's review of the Essential Phone: Even though it was announced less than three months ago at the Code Conference, there's already enough mythology surrounding the Essential Phone to fill a book. It comes from a brand-new billion-dollar startup led by the person who helped create Android itself, Andy Rubin. That origin binds it up with the history of all smartphones in a way that doesn't usually apply to your run-of-the-mill device. The phone was also delayed a bit, a sign that this tiny company hasn't yet quite figured out how to punch above its weight class -- which it's certainly trying to do. Although it runs standard Android, it's meant to act as a vanguard for Essential's new ecosystem of smart home devices and services connected by the mysterious Ambient OS. Even if we trust that Rubin's futuristic vision for a connected home will come to pass, it's not going to happen overnight. Instead, all we really have right now is that future's harbinger, a well-designed Android phone that I've been testing for the past week. Available unlocked or at Sprint, the $699 Essential Phone is an ambitious device. It has a unique way to connect modular accessories, starting with a 360-degree camera. It has a bold take on how to make a big, edge-to-edge screen paired with top-flight materials such as ceramic and titanium. And it has a dual camera system that is meant to compete with other flagship devices without adding any thickness to the phone. That would be a lot for even a massive company like Samsung or Apple to try to do with a single phone. For a tiny company like Essential, the question is simply this: is it trying to do too much? In conclusion, Bohn writes: "The Essential Phone is doing so much right: elegant design, big screen, long battery life, and clean software. And on top of all that, it has ambitions to do even more with those modules. If you asked Android users what they wanted in the abstract, I suspect a great many of them would describe this exact device. But while the camera is pretty good, it doesn't live up to the high bar the rest of the phone market has set. Sometimes artifacts are better to behold than they are to use."

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Self-sufficient Eclipse Chasers Hit the Road To 'Totality'

An anonymous reader shares a report: Michael Zeiler packed his portable toilet then headed out on a 10-hour drive from New Mexico to Wyoming where, on Monday, he intends to mark the ninth time he has seen the moon pass in front of the sun in a total solar eclipse. Zeiler is a self-described "eclipse chaser," part of a group of avid astronomy buffs, telescope hobbyists and amateur photographers whose passion for such celestial events takes them to the far corners of the earth. For the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States in almost a century, and the first visible anywhere in the Lower 48 states since 1979, Zeiler had only to drive some 650 miles (1,046 km) from the desert Southwest to the Rockies. He showed up prepared and early on Wednesday at his destination in Casper, Wyoming, within the "path of totality," the corridor over which the moon's 70-mile-wide shadow will be cast as it crosses the United States over 93 minutes. Along that path at the height of the eclipse on Aug. 21, the sun will be completely blotted out except for its outer atmosphere, known as the corona.

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Info on 1.8M Chicago Voters Was Publicly Accessible, But Now Removed From Cloud Service

A file containing the names, addresses, dates of birth and other information about Chicago's 1.8 million registered voters was published online and publicly accessible for an unknown period of time, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners said this week. From a report: The acknowledgment came days after a data security researcher alerted officials to the existence of the unsecured files. The researcher found the files while conducting a search of items uploaded to Amazon Web Services, a cloud system that allows users to rent storage space and share files with certain people or the general public. The files had been uploaded by Election Systems & Software, a contractor that helps maintain Chicago's electronic poll books. Election Systems said in a statement that the files "did not include any ballot information or vote totals and were not in any way connected to Chicago's voting or tabulation systems." The company said it had "promptly secured" the files on Saturday evening and had launched "a full investigation, with the assistance of a third-party firm, to perform thorough forensic analyses of the AWS server." State and local officials were notified of the existence of the files Saturday by cybersecurity expert Chris Vickery, who works at the Mountain View, Calif. firm UpGuard.

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YouTube Music Head Says Company Pays Higher Royalties Than Spotify in US

An anonymous reader shares a report: Making a living from streaming royalties is tough for music artists, and YouTube has had one of the worst reputations in the music industry for a while. Even Lyor Cohen, the current head of YouTube Music, knows that many are skeptical about the service's ability to pay out a legitimate rate. Cohen wrote a blog post this week to explain why he thinks that YouTube deserves another chance, and that his company is the highest paying music streaming service out there. The former road manager for Run DMC has been at YouTube for eight months now. He believes that YouTube music got to the subscription party late, which allowed companies like Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music to take an early lead. He also says that ads in music videos aren't the "death of the music industry," but rather a second supplement to bring in the money. Cohen claims that YouTube's ads brought in more than a billion dollars in the past 12 months. That should help soothe the music industry itself, but what about artists? Cohen rebuts the common belief that YouTube pays less than Spotify or Pandora, saying that his service pays more than $3 per thousand streams in the US, "more than other ad supported services."

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Would It Be Better If Men Couldn't Vote?
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John Kessel's latest novel imagines a world where men are given everything—except suffrage.

Charlottesville, HBO Hacks, and More Security News This Week
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Charlottesville, HBO hacks, and more of the week's top security news.

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Power Electric Cars of the Future
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With car manufacturers and technology companies making more battery-powered devices, lithium is becoming an ever-more precious metal.

Bang & Olufsen's Beosound Shape Speakers Create a Beautiful Wall of Sound
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The BeoSound Shape is assembled from three flavors of hexagonal tiles, all of them covered in pretty fabric.

"Change is Good" Book Excerpt: WIRED Cofounder Louis Rossetto’s New Novel Parties Like It’s 1998
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WIRED cofounder Louis Rossetto has written a novel, "Change Is Good," that captures the optimism, greed, fervor, and madness of the dotcom era. An excerpt.

Trump Administration Elevates US Cyber Command
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By elevating Cyber Command, the Trump administration signals just how important cyber warfare has become.

Space Photos of the Week: Neighboring Galaxies Got a Star Factory Going
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A jellyfish galaxy with a supermassive black hole, Jupiter's many clouds, and stunning views of Titan this week in space.

Yes, Expose the Neo-Nazis. Then Recruit Them Back to Humanity
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0000

Opinion: White supremacists should be stopped with education, not doxxing.

Bacteria May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0000

If DNA repair makes useful mutations more likely, it could accelerate cells’ adaptations to harsh environments.

The Solar Eclipse Is Coming—Here's Exactly When It'll Happen
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In advance of next week's solar eclipse, Stephen Wolfram explains how many millennia of computation have led us exactly to this point.

Gadget Lab Podcast: Essential Wants to Get Into Your Pocket—and Your Smart Home
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:21:00 +0000

This week's podcast is all about the Essential Android phone.

Explore the Moon Using Augmented Reality
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The sun's getting a lot of the spotlight these days. It's time to give the moon its due.

Does the Star Wars Franchise Really Need an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie?
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The next Star Wars anthology movie will reportedly focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi. That's cool, but isn't it time for a film about a less well-known character?

Guntherwerks Revamps Porsche 993s for Just $525,000
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A full revamp of a beloved car, from the engine to the headlights.

What a Solar Eclipse Taught Me About Love
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Before social media, moments experienced collectively were very different—and maybe even better—but they still created connections.

Breaking Down the HBO Hacks: From Game of Thrones To a Twitter Takeover
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Four separate security incidents, including _Game of Thrones_ leaks, have turned HBO's August into a case study of hack attacks.

This Lumbering Self-Driving Truck Is Designed to Get Hit
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Autonomous vehicles will saves lives by avoiding crashes—except this one.

Flying Deloreans, the Electric Nikola Zero, and the Rest of This Week’s Car News
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A new breed of DeLorean, off-roaders go electric, and autonomous vehicles take to highway work zones.

The Robots Will Be Soft and Cuddly and Heal Their Own Wounds
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Belgian researchers built a soft, squishy robot that can heal itself with just a bit of heat.

White Supremacy Isn't a Philosophy, It's a Filter
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To view the world through a supremacist lens is to live in the complicity of false equivalences, to willfully color malice as virtue.

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How Derek Jeter Went From Major Player to Married Dad: Inside the Settling Down of Baseball's Most Famous Bachelor
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Derek Jeter, Hannah JeterFor the 20 years he played baseball, did anyone have the world at his feet more than Derek Jeter? The New York Yankees shortstop gave his adoring fans what they wanted in the form of five...

Saturday Savings: Nina Dobrev's Gorgeous Clogs Are 50% Off
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ESC: Nina DobrevHalf the price--so what are you waiting for? Nina Dobrev's Robert Clergerie clogs caught our attention immediately (and not just because they're gorgeous). Their somewhat steep...

Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey Swears Her $34 Readers "Will Complement Your Whole Situation"
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ESC: Cynthia BaileySeasons may change, but Cynthia Bailey Eyewear never goes out of style. As Real Housewives of Atlanta fans know, Cynthia Bailey has been slowly building a fashion and accessories empire...

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag Talk Future Play Dates With The Hills Kids
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:03:00 GMT

Heidi Montag, Spencer PrattThe Hills are alive with a baby boom! Lauren Conrad is the latest cast member to welcome her first child, a baby boy named Liam Tell, and now Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are closer...

Did Justin Theroux Miss His Opportunity to Audition For Friends?
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:20:24 GMT

Justin Theroux, Jennifer AnistonCould it be true? Way back when Friends was looking for their now iconic cast, Justin Theroux had the opportunity to audition...but he skipped it! "I didn't bother. I slept in...

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Reach Agreement Over Custody of Son Julian
published: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:16:00 GMT

Paula Patton, Robin Thicke, Grammys, CandidsOne day after the happy news that Robin Thicke is expecting a second child, his first with girlfriend April Love Geary, he and ex Paula Patton have reached an agreement over the custody of their...

Savannah Chrisley and Boyfriend Luke Kennard Split: ''It Was Best to Part as Friends''
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Savannah Chrisley, Luke Kennard, InstagramSavannah Chrisley and Luke Kennard have ended their relationship, E! News has exclusively learned. The Chrisley Knows Best star shares in a statement, "The last 4 months I've...

See Snooki Create an Awkward ''Situation'' With Mike on Reunion Road Trip: ''How Many Women Do You Think You've Slept With?''
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Snooki, The Situation, Road Trip Reunion Reunited and it feels so good! It wouldn't be a Jersey Shore reunion without Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. The pair spent a lot of...

Meet Amber Portwood's New Boyfriend: 5 Things to Know About Andrew Glennon
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Amber Portwood, InstagramAmber Portwood is giving love another shot. About two months after her on-again, off-again relationship with Matt Baier officially came to an end, the Teen Mom OG star was seen kissing a...

Disney Fans, Brace Yourselves: Frozen's Broadway Cast Is in Costume for the First Time!
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Frozen on Broadway, Patti Murin, Caissie Levy, Jelani Alladin, and John RiddleIt's all happening! Frozen the musical is swiftly approaching its opening day on Broadway, but as all you patiently-waiting Disney fans know, it couldn't come fast...

Tiffany Haddish Jokes About Getting Schooled on Purses by Jada Pinkett Smith in New Comedy Special
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Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany HaddishTiffany Haddish may not be a knock-off purse girl much longer. In her new Showtime comedy special SHE READY! From the Hood to Hollywood!, the comedienne and actress jokes about wearing...

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Is Pregnant With Twins
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Chris Tyrell, Hillary Scott, Lady AntebellumThis news is as sweet as "American Honey!" Hillary Scott of country music trio Lady Antebellum took to social media on Friday with one incredible announcement: She's pregnant...

What's in Ashley Graham's Makeup Bag?
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ESC: Ashley Graham, H&M, UNDER EMBARGOBeauty is about confidence. Ask any beauty star, and they'll tell you it's less about the products you're wearing, and more about how you wear them. It's about the way to...

Paris Jackson's Makeup Artist Breaks Down the Hazy Shadow Trend
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ESC: Paris Jackson, BeautyIt's time to embrace the rainbow. Neutral-fanatics, there's no need to fear color anymore. Jo Baker, celeb makeup artist to stars like Bella Hadid, Salma Hayek and Jenna Dewan...

18 Moments That Prove North West and Penelope Disick Are the Cutest Celebrity Cousins
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Kim Kardashian, North West, Penelope DisickThe votes are in and counted, and there's absolutely no denying that North West and Penelope Disick are hands-down the cutest cousins in Hollywood. Yesterday, Kim Kardashian took to...

Inside Pippa Middleton's Life Three Months After She Married James Matthews
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Pippa MiddletonHoneymoon season is alive and well for Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. The British socialite and hedge fund manager gathered their closest family and friends on May 20, 2017 for a...

Tyler Henry Reveals a "Special Connection" Between Dr. Drew's Late Father and His Son in Hollywood Medium Preview
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Dr. Drew, Hollywood Medium, Daily PopTyler Henry is ending the season with a bang! The young medium may have found his most skeptic client yet in the latest episode--Dr. Drew Pinsky. The celeb doctor is known for his...

The Bachelor Season 22: Peter Kraus Is the Frontrunner--But Not the Only Guy Being Considered
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Dean, Peter, The BacheloretteWho will be handing out the roses in season 22? With Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette behind us and Bachelor in Paradise's fourth season underway, the search for the...

Sarah Hyland and Dominic Sherwood Break Up
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Sarah Hyland, Dominic Sherwood, SAG Awards 2016, CouplesIt's over for Sarah Hyland and Dominic Sherwood. The 26-year-old Modern Family actress and the 27-year-old British Shadowhunters actor have called it quits after dating for more than...

Everything We Know About the Will & Grace Revival
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Will & GraceThey're almost back! As we impatiently await the return of one of our favorite foursomes to our TV screens, details regarding the highly-anticipated revival of Will & Grace...

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Boston braces for clashes as thousands expected at free speech rally
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Conservative activists and leftist counter-protesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands

1 police officer killed, 5 others injured in 3 overnight shootings
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Four police officers in Florida and two state troopers in Pennsylvania were shot in three separate incidents

Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors to avoid "political distraction"
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The move comes after several honorees said they would boycott a traditional reception at the White House

Duke University removes statue of Robert E. Lee
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The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness early Saturday morning from Duke Chapel

Arrest made after 3 young girls found dead in Maryland home
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Autopsy reveals new details in grisly Chicago slaying
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Barcelona terrorist attack: Who are the victims?
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A crash course on Steve Bannon
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There's probably a lot you don't know about Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's controversial chief strategist

Bannon to return to Breitbart after White House ouster
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New charges for Charlottesville car attack suspect
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Trump's entire arts council resigns
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Man indicted for murder in death of wife on cruise
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More members of "super gang" in Chicago are given life sentences
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Montana city removes Confederate memorial
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McCain finishes first round of radiation, chemo
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Stabbing in Turku, Finland, leaves 2 dead, several hurt
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Barcelona terror attack
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A popular tourist district is the scene of an attack in Barcelona, Spain

Judge denies Roman Polanski's victim's plea to end rape case
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Lawsuit: Cops subjected woman to 11-minute body cavity search
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Trump's team
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A look at President Donald Trump's cabinet and inner circle

Heather Heyer's mom is refusing to speak to Trump
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Why leaving a water bottle in your car could be dangerous
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Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue
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White supremacist rallies in Va. turn violent
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Demonstrators displaying Nazi salutes and chants stir tensions in Charlottesville, erupting in clashes with counter-demonstrators

Tillerson denounces hate in State Department speech
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Lawsuit claims Poland Spring water isn't from a spring
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Ex-Vanderbilt football player sentenced to 15 years in rape
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Billionaire Carl Icahn leaves Trump regulatory advisory role
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Boy with Down syndrome bonds with personal trainer
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Prosecutors won't seek death for Fla. face-biting suspect
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Say goodbye to video clickbait on Facebook
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How fat is your state?
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Obesity rates in America have been rising, but some states are worse than others

Wall Street sees 50/50 chance of government shutdown
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Lamborghini revs up its fastest supercar
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Can a blood test detect cancer earlier?
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Taylor Swift’s social media accounts go blank
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Behind-the-scenes photos of Fleetwood Mac's early days
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Drummer Mick Fleetwood looks back at the band's origins in his new book, "Love That Burns"

Behind the Lens: Climate Refugees
published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:20:23 -0400

The people who contribute the least to climate change stand to lose the most --I saw that in Kiribati

Inside the New York hospital hackers took down for six weeks
published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:41:56 -0400

Almost all U.S. health care organizations have reported at least one cyberattack

The country where Down syndrome is disappearing
published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:53:40 -0400

Iceland has almost eliminated Down syndrome by aborting virtually 100 percent of fetuses that test positive. Should the rest of the world follow suit?

Behind the Lens: Iceland's Down syndrome dilemma
published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:54:16 -0400

More than 90 percent of Icelanders trace their ancestors back to the Vikings; they're also remarkably unified on the ethical questions posed by genetic testing

"Ready to fight": U.S. forces facing down North Korea
published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:50:45 -0400

CBS News gets an exclusive look at the U.S. forces, fighter planes and lethal munitions of U.S. Pacific Command -- preparing for what the military calls "the nightmare scenario"

Is Instagram going too far to protect our feelings?
published: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:55:44 -0400

Instagram wants to make itself the "kindest" corner of the internet, but can social science and technology beat the trolls?