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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Press Pointed Attacks in Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:59:33 GMT

In the first general-election debate, Mr. Trump criticized Mrs. Clinton on trade and her email practices, and she called him unfit to be commander in chief.

How Hillary Clinton Went From Hesitant to Scorching
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:46:40 GMT

Mrs. Clinton, with some help from the moderator, Lester Holt, found her footing during the second half and attacked Mr. Trump on his treatment of women.

Debate Takeways: Hillary Clinton Digs In and Prevails
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:01:30 GMT

The Democratic candidate appeared to gain strength as the debate progressed, ultimately beating back Donald Trump in the late exchanges.

Our Fact Checks of the First Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:18:51 GMT

Our team of reporters fact-checked Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump on the economy, trade and other issues.

Clinton Could Have Corrected Trump, but He Blared ‘Wrong!’
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:13:35 GMT

The first presidential debate was a lot like the presidential race itself: largely devoid of a way for voters to know who was sticking to the facts.

Transcript of the First Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:22:21 GMT

Following is a transcript of the presidential debate at Hofstra University, as transcribed by the Federal News Service.

Did You Miss It? Here’s Who Won the Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:01:36 GMT

Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump clashed about trade deals and their tax plans during their first presidential debate.

Commentators Give Hillary Clinton Edge in Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:17:40 GMT

Mrs. Clinton drew praise on social media for her grasp of policy and her preparedness for her first debate with Donald J. Trump.

THE MODERATOR: Lester Holt, Given a Choice Assignment, Opted for Restraint
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:34:35 GMT

Mr. Holt often held back during the debate, allowing the two candidates to bicker, but he did reject Donald J. Trump’s claim that he opposed the Iraq war.

First Words: The Conspiracy Theorists’ Election
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMT

How paranoia moved from the margins of American politics to its center.

The 2016 Race: Theories of the Race: How Solid Is Hillary Clinton’s Lead?
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:30:57 GMT

The relatively large number of undecided voters is partly responsible for the volatility in polling and may point to the importance of the debates.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Aleppo: Your Tuesday Briefing
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:50:39 GMT

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

New York Today: New York Today: Debating the Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:02:38 GMT

Tuesday: Using the city to score points, a Citi Bike milestone, and the birds and the bees.

Extremist Gets 9-Year Sentence Over Destroyed Shrines in Timbuktu
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:26:46 GMT

The decision, by judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, was the body’s first prosecution of the destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime.

Witness Details Origins of Bridge Plot and Links Scheme to Christie Aides
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:14:26 GMT

David Wildstein, the mastermind behind the lane closings, testified that Gov. Chris Christie’s former campaign manager knew about the plan and that it was meant as political retribution.

Wells Fargo Workers Claim Retaliation for Playing by the Rules
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:26:17 GMT

In two lawsuits seeking class-action status, workers say they were fired or demoted for acting ethically and falling short of unrealistic sales goals.

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

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

Voter Registration Deadlines, State by State
published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:24:22 GMT

It’s not too late. Here’s a handy list, from red to blue and everything in between.

Well: Worried? You’re Not Alone
published: Mon, 09 May 2016 22:33:51 GMT

Two out of five Americans are worried about something every day. Sometimes worrying can help solve your problems — and sometimes it just leads to more worry.

On Baseball: Emotion Takes Center Stage After Tragic Loss of Jose Fernandez
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:28:03 GMT

Fernandez, a Miami Marlins pitcher who died in a boating accident with two others, represented the best to his teammates, his city and his Cuban compatriots.

Marlins 7, Mets 3: For a Night, the Mets’ Focus Shifts From Competition to Empathy
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:31:58 GMT

In the heat of a playoff race, the Mets understood the added importance of their role in facing the Miami Marlins a day after the death of the star pitcher Jose Fernandez.

Alton Brown, Showman of Food TV, Pulls Back the Curtain
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:12:20 GMT

As he releases a new cookbook, “EveryDayCook: This Time It’s Personal,” the very private host reflects on a difficult time in his life.

Women Petition U.N. Leader to Seek Korean Peace Treaty
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:49:30 GMT

More than 130 activists from 38 countries urged Ban Ki-moon to pursue a permanent peace treaty to end the Korean War, replacing the 63-year-old armistice.

Kerr Putney, Charlotte Chief, Had Cause in His Life to Distrust Police
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:55:54 GMT

Caught between defending his officers and regaining the trust of many who claim he has reacted badly to the fatal police shooting of a black man.

Unrelenting Assault on Aleppo Is Called Worst Yet in Syria’s Civil War
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:22:12 GMT

Residents and rescuers described the bombardment as among the worst yet in the five-year war.

After Five Decades of War, Colombia Signs Peace Agreement With Rebels
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:39:11 GMT

The government on Monday ended a war with the FARC rebels, ending a conflict that killed as many as 220,000 people and displaced more than 5 million.

U.S. Murders Surged in 2015, F.B.I. Finds
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:41:41 GMT

The 10.8 percent increase in the rate of murders from 2014 to 2015 was the largest year-to-year increase in at least 20 years, a report from the bureau said.

Facebook Ordered to Stop Collecting Data on WhatsApp Users in Germany
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:57:39 GMT

A Hamburg regulator said on Tuesday that neither the messenger nor its parent company had received individuals’ permission to share digital information.

What in the World: After Mudslides and Flooding in Iceland, Elves Are Suspects
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:16 GMT

Workers clearing a roadway after a series of storms unleashed havoc after unwittingly dumping dirt on a special rock that has its own name in Icelandic folklore.

Changbaishan Journal: For South Koreans, a Long Detour to Their Holy Mountain
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:30:43 GMT

For Koreans from both North and South, the Cheonji crater lake and the Baekdusan mountain on which it sits are considered the spiritual home of their nations.

Paris Fashion Week, Day 1: Enter the Newbies
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:01 GMT

What used to be a barely there first day of shows has become a showcase for the new guard.

Decline in Oil Prices Lands on Government Workers as Saudi Arabia Cuts Paychecks
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:53:25 GMT

The reductions affect a wide range of government employees, from ministers, whose pay was cut by 20 percent, to civil servants, whose overtime pay and vacation time will face new limits.

Ants Pick Morphine Over Sugar
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:10:20 GMT

This is the first nonmammal to display drug-seeking behavior, researchers said.

White House Letter: Michelle and George: The Embrace Seen Around the World
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:33:04 GMT

The Bush and Obama families have a deep bond, thanks to the shared experience of life in the White House and George W. Bush’s decorum as an ex-president.

Review: In the Met’s New ‘Tristan,’ the Musical Values Take the Honors
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:08:18 GMT

The staging may be clunky at times, even confusing. But Stuart Skelton and Nina Stemme in the title roles and Simon Rattle in the pit are enthralling.

Feature: What’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Without Garrison Keillor?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMT

Chris Thile, a 35-year-old mandolin player, aims to find out.

Fiction: Stephen King Reviews Emma Donoghue’s Latest Novel
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:01 GMT

In 19th-century Ireland, a nurse is hired to watch a girl on a suspicious religious fast in Emma Donoghue’s “The Wonder.”


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Clinton assails Trump in blistering U.S. presidential debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:16:50 -0400

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday, putting him on the defensive during a 2016 U.S. presidential debate rife with blistering insults and short on policy.

Syrian army, insurgents in fierce clashes in southwest Aleppo
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:54:28 -0400

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies fought intense clashes with insurgents in the opposition-held 1070 Apartments district of southwestern Aleppo on Tuesday, senior combatant sources on both sides said.

Charlotte protesters demand mayor's resignation over black man's slaying
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:18:52 -0400

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters took their fight for racial equality in policing to the heart of Charlotte's power structure on Monday, demanding the resignations of the mayor, police chief, and lawmakers in the wake of the police slaying of a black man.

World stocks, Mexico peso bounce as markets score one for Clinton
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:50:58 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares swung higher and the Mexican peso surged more than two percent on Tuesday, as investors awarded the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump.

WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast to 1.7 percent, cites wake-up call
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:35:59 -0400

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third on Tuesday, reflecting a slowdown in China and falling levels of imports into the United States.

German regulator orders Facebook to delete WhatsApp user data
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:08:24 -0400

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A German privacy regulator ordered Facebook on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to delete all data that has already been forwarded to it.

Samsung recovers over 60 percent of recalled Note 7s in South Korea, U.S.
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:49:46 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday it has got back more than 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea and the United States, suggesting it is making progress in its attempts to recover from the crisis.

Colombia, Marxist rebels sign accord ending 52-year war
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:23:39 -0400

CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's center-right government and the Marxist FARC rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday to end a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and once took the Andean country to the brink of collapse.

China upset as U.S. sanctions firm tied to North Korea nuclear program
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:01:32 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it was opposed to any country using its own laws to carry out "long arm jurisdiction", after the United States sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery wholesaler tied to North Korea's nuclear program.

Kerry meets Venezuela's Maduro amid vote tensions
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:24:16 -0400

CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the first formal encounter between the two since Kerry became the top U.S. diplomat.


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Clinton pokes, Trump takes the bait
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:37:52 GMT

Hillary Clinton stepped onto the debate stage Monday night determined to show that only one candidate is ready to be president.

CNN's Reality Check
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:58:02 GMT

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed Monday in their first head-to-head debate of the general election season, and CNN's Reality Check Team put their statements and assertions to the test.

The debate in under 2 minutes
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:05:42 GMT

The best moments from the highly anticipated first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Opinion: Who won the debate?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:40:54 GMT

CNN commentators and guest analysts offer their take on Monday night's presidential candidate debate. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.

Clinton: Trump called climate change a Chinese hoax
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:54:24 GMT

During the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump thinks global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.

Why was Trump sniffling so much?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:15:51 GMT

The first face-to-face confrontation between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump proceeded more or less as expected with the presidential candidates perspiring over their different views of the economy, taxation laws and foreign policy.

Trump: I'm 'smart' for paying no taxes
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:02:47 GMT

Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump about not paying taxes in their first presidential debate.

Wells Fargo employees hit back with suit
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:08:19 GMT

Six former Wells Fargo employees filed a class action lawsuit on Monday in federal court against the bank seeking $7.2 billion or more for workers nationwide who were fired or demoted after refusing to open fake accounts.

Russia: If MH17 was shot down, Ukraine did it
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:20:30 GMT

Just days before the release of a report into the investigation into the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Russia's defense ministry released radar data which, it alleges, shows that if the plane was shot down, it was done so by Ukrainian forces.

2 bomb attacks in Germany
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:26:32 GMT

Two separate bomb attacks took place in the German city of Dresden Monday night, according to Saxony police. One of the attacks targeted a mosque while the second targeted the International Congress Center of Dresden.

Thousands evacuate Cedar Rapids
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:45:46 GMT

Thousands of Iowans are taking no chances in advance of what could be one of the worst floods in the state's history.

Obama may face 1st veto override
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:46:26 GMT

The Senate will vote Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to give victims and families of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the legal right to sue Saudi Arabia for any purported role in the plot, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday.

Words people looked up during the debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:56:53 GMT

As presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded barbs, viewers headed to the dictionary to look up headscratching words like "braggadocious."

Debate pro: Trump's very thin skin
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:45:53 GMT

On Monday night we witnessed the most hyped and highly anticipated American presidential debate in history. And it didn't fail to disappoint in demonstrating the stark contrasts between the candidates.

Clinton: Trump called beauty queen 'Miss Piggy'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:04:02 GMT

Hillary Clinton was making a point about Donald Trump and women at the first presidential debate when she brought up Alicia Machado, the former Miss Universe who says Donald Trump insulted her.

Trump: Clinton doesn't have the stamina to be president
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:01:35 GMT

During the first 2016 presidential debate, Donald Trump says that Hillary Clinton doesn't have the stamina to be president and has "bad experience."

Harry Reid calls Donald Trump 'a racist'
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:19:45 GMT

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid called Donald Trump a racist on the Senate floor Monday, an escalation in the Nevada lawmaker's war of words against the GOP presidential nominee in recent weeks.

Trump: 400 pound man could've hacked DNC
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:48:13 GMT

During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump put out various theories as to who may have hacked the DNC.

Water plumes on Jupiter's moon?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:18:07 GMT

Could a second celestial object in our solar system host living organisms?

MLB no stranger to young losses
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:35:13 GMT

America's pastime has lived its share of tragedy over the years but Miami Marlins pitcher Jos Fernndez's death in a boating accident feels different.

Trump: We have to take the guns away from 'bad people'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:38:50 GMT

Is NRA-backed Donald Trump going anti-gun? Only for "bad people."

Biggest blunders made in past debates
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:09:16 GMT

CNN's Gloria Borger looks back at past debate mistakes among former presidential candidates.

Girl weeps over police shootings
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:21:19 GMT

A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting.

Super rich hit by falling oil prices
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:37:55 GMT

While the number of ultra rich people and their wealth climbed to record highs last year, not everyone was raking in the dough.

Aleppo has become a 'ghost city'
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:32:56 GMT

Everyone is waiting for a way out of Aleppo, says 28-year-old Monther Etaky, a graphic designer who lives there.

Syria ad flaunts Aleppo's nightlife
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:38:37 GMT

A recent video from Syria's state news agency boasts about Aleppo's thriving nightlife, but it's a far cry from what life is really like in the war-torn city.

From domestic slave to Dem. Convention
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:50:51 GMT

In July, Ima Matul got a standing ovation when she spoke at the Democratic National Convention, broadcast live across the United States. It was a remarkable achievement. Almost 20 years earlier she had been living as a domestic slave, trapped in a house in Los Angeles, where she was threatened, abused and beaten.

Ancient Roman coins found in ruined Japanese castle
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:00:57 GMT

When archeologist Hiroyuki Miyagi heard that a bunch of ancient Roman and Ottoman coins had been unearthed from the ruins of an old castle in Okinawa, he initially thought it was a hoax.

Sex is a workout, and other weight loss myths
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:54:52 GMT

The estimated annual health care costs related to obesity are over $210 billion, or nearly 21 percent of annual medical spending in the United States. Americans spend $60 billion on weight loss products each year, trying everything from expensive meal replacement products to do-it-yourself programs on the latest cell phone apps. We gather weight loss advice, voluntarily or involuntarily, from news outlets, social media and just about everyone.

What a shot! 41 amazing sports photos
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:52:29 GMT

Take a look at 41 amazing sports photos from September 20 through September 26.

Snake stops a bullet train
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:30:32 GMT

An unlikely stowaway on a Japanese bullet train forced the country's usually uber-punctual rail service to make an emergency stop Monday.

Consider waiting to get flu shot
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:47:44 GMT

The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot.

Dozens injured, thousands without power as typhoon hits
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:23:09 GMT

Typhoon Megi slammed into the coast of northeast Taiwan on Tuesday, injuring dozens and leaving almost a million homes without power.

How fungi kill millions globally
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:44:57 GMT

What do you think of when you hear the word fungi? Mushrooms? Athlete's foot? General mold?

Gunman with Nazi emblems hurt 9
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:13:35 GMT

Police are responding to a shooting in southwest Houston, Texas, a police dispatcher told CNN. An emergency alert from the city said the shooting scene is believed to be contained to the area of a shopping center, but warned residents to avoid the area.

Police: Suspect says he shot 5 at mall
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:17:39 GMT

Arcan Cetin, the suspect facing five counts of murder in a Washington state mall shooting, has confessed to the killings, police say.

Trafficked women learn a way out
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:07:09 GMT

In Amsterdam, a restaurant is providing trafficked women with chance to re-integrate into society.

Bridgegate: Officials planned to make 'traffic jam as bad as possible'
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:41:18 GMT

Former Port Authority executives and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie staffers planned to make the traffic from the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge "as bad as possible," according to testimony heard in federal court Monday.

Charlotte police shooting: What happens next
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:27:46 GMT

After nearly a week of protests in Charlotte, the Queen City has returned to near normal after officials had enacted both a state of emergency and a curfew following protests over a fatal police shooting.

Charlotte police release video of Keith Scott shooting
published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:29:34 GMT

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released bodycam and dashcam video four days after a shooting incident that left 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott dead.

Reid signals possible solution to funding stalemate
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:01:33 GMT

Four days before the government is scheduled to run out of money, lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain at odds about whether to add millions of dollars for Flint, Michigan, to a spending bill to keep agencies operating.

FBI data: Violent crime up from last year
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:40:24 GMT

Last year saw an increase in violent crime -- including murder -- compared to 2014, according to new data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.

Did Prince George snub Justin Trudeau?
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:44:38 GMT

Royal tot refuses high five, leaves Canadian Prime Minister hanging. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on Prince George's first "snub."

Trump's tax plan could hike taxes on middle and low-income families
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:30:27 GMT

Batchelder estimates that roughly 20% of households with minor children and more than half of single parents could end up paying more in taxes than they do today. These groups include about 25 million adults and 15 million children.

Obama dons hat, blanket during Tribal Nations ceremony
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:08:45 GMT

President Barack Obama ignored his own "no hats" edict Monday when he partook in a traditional American Indian ceremony in Washington.

Eric Trump: Dad came 'from just about nothing'
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:56:18 GMT

Fox News host Julie Roginsky took exception with Eric Trump's description of his father's start in the business world.

High school football player dies after injury
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:07:51 GMT

A high school football player in Ohio died after sustaining an injury during a game.

Will and Kate take the kids to Canada
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:12:36 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Canada with their two young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

New on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in October
published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:31:21 GMT

Fall into your couch, bed or wherever you like to chill, because things are cooling off.

Calais 'Jungle' to be dismantled
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:25:22 GMT

French President Francois Hollande says the controversial makeshift camp known as "The Jungle" in Calais will be completely dismantled.

Copter crashes during joint US, South Korea drills
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:35:48 GMT

The US and South Korean navies put on a show of force in the Sea of Japan on Monday, the latest in a string of displays of military might in response to North Korea's testing of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles.

Lawmaker wants hijab banned from passport photos
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:18:53 GMT

A Swiss politician, who's spoken out against burqas and the construction of minarets, now wants hijabs banned from passport photographs.

Iowa and Wisconsin hit with evacuation orders
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:52:03 GMT

Evacuations and curfews have been enacted in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin as flood threats from swollen rivers and creeks continue to cause panic.

McIlroy: Arnold Palmer leaves lasting legacy
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:42:39 GMT

Rory McIlroy, FedEx Cup champion, talks about the death of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer.

Glenn Beck apologizes to listeners for backing Ted Cruz
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:06:53 GMT

Glenn Beck, a staunch Ted Cruz supporter in the 2016 GOP presidential race, interviewed the Texas senator Monday in a series of often-tense exchanges, after Cruz finally endorsed GOP standard-bearer Donald Trump.

Polls: Trump, Clinton in virtual tie in CO and PA
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:59:53 GMT

Just one point separates Clinton and Trump in two states that are critical to both candidates' chances of becoming president, according to new CNN/ORC polls in Pennsylvania and Colorado.

Is 2016 the 'lesser of two evils' election year?
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:14:26 GMT

CNNMoney was in swing states Florida and Ohio talking with voters about the economy and the election. The most common theme: people don't like either candidate.

Student suspended after posting photo of dirty water
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:23:47 GMT

When Hazel Juco noticed the water in her high school restroom looked like urine, she snapped a photo and posted it on Facebook and Twitter.

Trump launches 'Crooked Hillary' Snapchat filter
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:49:18 GMT

Opinion: Clinton needs Obama
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:51:44 GMT

Not coincidentally, Barack Obama has delivered what historians may judge the most important — and inspiring — speech of his presidency at the critical juncture of an election that in all likelihood will determine the future of America for generations.

3-year-old lost in wilderness for 3 days
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:52:33 GMT

3-year-old Tserin Dopchut survived alone in a Siberian forest for three days before being rescued.

What do non-protesters across Charlotte think?
published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:25:27 GMT

For days, the loudest voices emerging from Charlotte have been the hundreds of protesters filling downtown every night.

Jane Pauley taking over "CBS Sunday Morning"
published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:25:08 GMT

On his final edition of "CBS Sunday Morning," Charles Osgood introduced his successor, former "Today" show co-host Jane Pauley.

Crowd turns its back on Clinton for group selfie
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:29:41 GMT

At a recent campaign event, Hillary Clinton climbed on a box to address a room packed with young people. But instead of facing the Democratic presidential nominee, the audience turned their backs on her en masse.

N. Korea threatens to wipe out Seoul
published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:50:00 GMT

South Korea's defense minister said elite troops are on standby to assassinate Kim Jong Un if the country feels threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Blood test could improve treatment for depression
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:35:54 GMT

A new blood test could help doctors tailor treatments for depression by identifying which drugs will be most effective in each patient.

New law will make it harder to get police body-cam video
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:28:17 GMT

Videos released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department of the fatal encounter between officers and Keith Lamont Scott could be the last such footage that North Carolina authorities share with the public.

What if North Korea's missiles come from underwater?
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:25:56 GMT

The US and South Korean navies took to the seas Monday with a message for North Korea: Think twice before you threaten us.

Last armed conflict in Latin America is finally ending
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:59:02 GMT

A conflict that lasted over five decades. An estimated 220,000 people killed. Five million displaced.

Airline captain is 26; her copilot, 19
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:01:10 GMT

When it comes to glass ceilings in the aviation industry, 26-year-old Kate McWilliams hasn't just smashed them -- she's flown above them.


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Presidential election debate: Trump and Clinton clash
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:33:12 GMT

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clash over jobs, race and the Iraq War in a feisty first debate of the election campaign.

Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:55:35 GMT

An Islamist militant who destroyed ancient shrines in Timbuktu is jailed by an international court for nine years in the first case of its kind.

Modern Family will feature a transgender child actor in a forthcoming episode
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:01 GMT

The American series casts its first transgender child actor for a forthcoming episode called A Stereotypical Day.

Colombia Farc leader apologises to victims at peace signing
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:26:53 GMT

The leader of the Farc rebel group in Colombia apologises to the victims of the 52-year-long conflict at the signing of a peace deal in the city of Cartagena.

Lasantha Wickrematunge: Murdered editor's body exhumed in Sri Lanka
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:46:43 GMT

The body of a Sri Lankan editor who wrote before his murder in 2009 that the government would kill him is exhumed for investigation.

Air France workers on trial in shirt-ripping case
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:02:25 GMT

Fifteen Air France employees go on trial almost a year after two company executives had their shirts torn from their backs at a jobs meeting.

Australia shelves backpacker tax plan
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:08:16 GMT

The Australian government scraps a plan to impose a 32.5% tax on backpacker workers.

'Godfather of gore' Herschell Gordon Lewis dies aged 87
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:10:18 GMT

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," has died at the age of 87.

Japanese ad showing girl turning into an eel gets pulled
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:48:14 GMT

A Japanese ad to promote sustainable fishing which showed a teenage girl turning into an eel is pulled after being called sexist and "perverted".

Saudi Arabia unveils first public sector pay cuts
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:30:22 GMT

Saudi Arabia unveils pay cuts for government employees for the first time, as it attempts to further rein in spending at a time of low oil prices.

US hits Chinese firm with sanctions over North Korea ties
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:55:57 GMT

The US puts sanctions on a Chinese company and four executives alleged to have helped North Korea's nuclear programme.

Ahmadinejad 'advised not to seek re-election in Iran'
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:30:35 GMT

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advises former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to run for re-election next year, state media has reported.

Houston gunman who injured nine in mall attack was 'disgruntled lawyer'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:53:27 GMT

Police say the gunman who was killed after randomly shooting at people outside a shopping centre in Houston, Texas, was a "disgruntled lawyer".

Key moments from the US presidential debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:15:23 GMT

Here are the key moments from the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Clinton: 'There is something he is hiding'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:14:12 GMT

Hillary Clinton said she believes Donald Trump is 'hiding something' regarding his tax return.

What did black voters make of US presidential debate?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:16:35 GMT

We asked African-American voters in Harlem what they made of the US presidential debate.

Nafta : 'Single worse deal ever approved'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:01:37 GMT

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton disagree on the North American Free Trade Agreement - Nafta.

William and Kate visit rainforest on Canada tour
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:29:41 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a rainforest as part of their eight-day tour of Canada.

Meet the cat man of Aleppo
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:21:00 GMT

Meet Mohammad Alaa Jaleel. He lives in Aleppo, Syria, where many have fled, leaving behind their cats.

Houston shooter: 'Lawyer' gunman dead after opening fire at mall
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:58:20 GMT

A troubled lawyer who opened fire in a Houston mall has been shot dead by police.

Why everyone will be singing 'pen-pineapple'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:39:40 GMT

How a catchy tune about a pen and a pineapple and an apple and a pen took over the internet.

Australian police urge mooning enthusiasts to 'keep pants on'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:36:25 GMT

A group of mooning enthusiasts planning to protest legislation passed on Monday banning baring your buttocks is told by Victoria police to keep their pants on.

China city blocks sale of tiny 'pigeon nest' homes
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:45:40 GMT

Surging house prices in Shenzhen mean some buyers are willing to live in tiny spaces.

Graffiti artist brightens up Finnish prison
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:13:38 GMT

The state art commission asks a graffiti artist to perk up Vantaa prison's walls.

Singer sorry for Tatarstan mosque belly dance
published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:55:46 GMT

Religious leaders in Tatarstan are unhappy about a singer's music video.

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:05:52 GMT

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first case concerning cultural artefacts at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Disposable women
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:56:02 GMT

Women in South Asia are being used and abandoned by the British Asian men who marry them. Should their treatment be classed as a form of domestic violence?

Dreams and disasters
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:12:24 GMT

A Japanese animated film has earned more than 10bn yen in just 28 days since its release. But what exactly is it about this film that has been drawing in the crowds?

'People are dying'
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:04:42 GMT

The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?

Cheek by jowl
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:05:20 GMT

Colombia-based photographer Nicolas Bedoya, a co-founder of photojournalism collective Vela Colectivo, visits an area in Colombia's Antioquia province where rebels will gather to disarm following the peace agreement signed on 26 September between the Farc and the Colombian government.

Grim odyssey
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:25:31 GMT

Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.

Caught in the crossfire
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:27:03 GMT

As Syria's government tries to recapture all of Aleppo, we ask why are children are so badly affected in the battle for the northern city.

Taking off
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:36:36 GMT

Kate McWilliams' employer easyJet believes the 26-year-old is their youngest commercial female airline captain.

Magic mirror
published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:09:25 GMT

The hugely popular Priya Shakti, a raped comic "super hero", returns in a new role to liberate acid attack survivors, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.

Satellite dreams
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:26:02 GMT

Monday's successful launch of eight satellites into space proves India's commercial space programme is booming, writes Yogita Limaye.

In pictures
published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:52:57 GMT

Once heading for the status of ghost town, Riace is now growing as migrants have moved into abandoned homes.

New in the UK
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:38:58 GMT

From bland food and small beds to driving on the left, international students tell us what surprised them about life in the UK.

Still missing
published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:18:32 GMT

Two years have passed since 43 students went missing on their way to a protest in the town of Iguala but anger still burns, the BBC's Katy Watson reports

Garbage City gold
published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:45:39 GMT

Despite the growing intolerance Copts face in Egypt, they are finding great success in the country's recycling business.


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Currencies: Dollar wavers, but peso rallies after Clinton-Trump debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:55:04 GMT

The dollar on Tuesday slump against the Mexican peso after investors read the first presidential debate as a victory for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over Republican candidate Donald Trump.

The Tell: Disney knows a good buy when it sees it
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:50:44 GMT

Walt Disney Co. is reportedly considering a bid for social media platform Twitter Inc.

Futures Movers: Oil prices slide more than 1% after Iran, Saudis douse hopes for production deal
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:50:19 GMT

Iran and Saudi Arabia call the oil producers meeting on Wednesday “consultative”, reinforcing views that major producers will walk away from the negotiations without a pact.

Need to Know: Here’s what’s changed for stock markets now the first Clinton-Trump debate is over
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:48:59 GMT

The first presidential faceoff is done and dusted, and now what? Before you start doing my-team-won victory laps, remember there are two more to go, while one giant monster waits in the closet for this stock market.

London Markets: FTSE 100 loses debate-fueled gain as oil, bank shares bite
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:39:32 GMT

U.K. stocks are losing ground Tuesday, with a drop in bank shares and further pressure on oil prices putting the blue-chip index on track for a third straight decline.

Market Snapshot: U.S. stock futures advance after Clinton-Trump clash, but oil tempers gains
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:38:14 GMT

U.S. stock futures are higher Tuesday on cheer over an apparent win for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the first U.S. presidential debate, but pared those gains as a slide in oil prices accelerated.

Earnings Outlook: What to watch for in Nike earnings
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:57:49 GMT

Nike, which has run into issues with competition and more, will report first-quarter earnings on Tuesday.

The Wall Street Journal: Standard Chartered investment in Indonesia under U.S. probe
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:44:12 GMT

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating Standard Chartered over allegations an Indonesian power company controlled by the London-based bank paid bribes to win contracts.

The Balance: Now that everyone is spending even more on Halloween, you better have a good costume
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:14:43 GMT

Halloween spending in the U.S. is expected to top $8 billion this year.

Now you can take a road trip in an EV—sort of
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:06:49 GMT

Electric-car owners still suffering from range anxiety will be relieved to hear that most of the left and the right coasts of the country are now fully stocked with charging stations.

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British court fines Merlin 5 million pounds over rollercoaster crash
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:52:05 -0400

An ambulance drives past the Smiler ride at Alton Towers in AltonA British court fined Merlin Entertainments 5 million pounds on Tuesday over a rollercoaster crash at its Alton Towers theme park in June last year that seriously injured five people. Merlin, the world's second-biggest visitor attractions group behind Walt Disney, admitted breaching health and safety rules over the accident on "The Smiler" ride at the theme park in central England. The fine was announced at Stafford Crown Court, central England.


The Latest: Trump rates Clinton debate performance a C-plus
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:51:24 -0400

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):


World stocks, Mexico peso bounce as markets score one for Clinton
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:50:58 -0400

Men are refelcted in a screen displaying market indices outside a brokerage in TokyoWorld shares swung higher and the Mexican peso surged more than two percent on Tuesday, as investors awarded the first U.S. presidential debate to Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Donald Trump. Markets have tended to see Clinton as the candidate of the status quo, while few are sure what a Trump presidency might mean for U.S. foreign policy, international trade deals or the domestic economy. Snap polls after the debate suggested Clinton had bolstered her chances.


Associated Press buys British Movietone film archive
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:50:36 -0400

The Associated Press has purchased the film archive of British Movietone, bolstering the news cooperative's collection with historic video from World War II, the Beatles' conquest of America and the romance ...

Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008 record
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:45:42 -0400

A worker drives a front end loader past a flood wall made of Hesco barriers on the bank of the Cedar River, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Residents of Cedar Rapids are waiting anxiously as the quickly rising river threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years.


Islamist rebel gets nine years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:44:34 -0400

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi appears at the International Criminal Court in The HagueWar crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage. During a brief trial at the International Criminal Court in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. In June and July of 2012 "10 of the most important and well-known sites in Timbuktu were attacked and destroyed.


Clinton boosted by debate as candidates rally support
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:42:43 -0400

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican nominee Donald Trump attend the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New YorkDonald Trump and Hillary Clinton jumped back onto the campaign trail Tuesday after a bitter first head-to-head debate in which Clinton frequently forced her prickly opponent on to the back foot. The White House hopefuls sparred over temperament, stamina, judgment, and other issues in a televised match-up Monday night that seemed to have gone in favor of the Democrat Clinton. In a snap CNN poll of 521 voters, 62 percent judged that Clinton had won the debate against 27 percent for Trump, with most mainstream political analysts agreeing Clinton was the stronger performer.


Falcons offense keeps building steam in 45-32 win vs. Saints
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:41:49 -0400

Trevor Coleman (26), de los Falcons de Atlanta, celebra luego de anotar en el encuentro del lunes 26 de septiembre de 2016, ante los Saints de Nueva Orleáns (AP Foto/Butch Dill)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For all of Dan Quinn's background as a defensive specialist, the Atlanta Falcons' second-year coach is fielding an offense about as good as anyone right now.


South Sudan urges Sudan, neighbours not to let opponent launch rebellion
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:36:34 -0400

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir addresses delegates during the swearing-in ceremony of First Vice President Taban Deng Gai at the Presidential Palace in the capital of JubaBy Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's government urged Sudan and regional states on Tuesday not to let opposition leader Riek Machar launch a new rebellion, after he threatened a return to the battlefield unless demands needed to revive a peace deal were met. Machar is in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, having fled South Sudan after fighting flared between his supporters and those of his rival President Salva Kiir in July. After talks in Khartoum involving senior commanders and officials in the SPLM-In-Opposition (SPLM-IO) last week, Machar and his allies in a statement ordered their forces to reorganise for "armed resistance" to Kiir's government.


Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:36:17 -0400

WhatsApp says sharing data with Facebook will allow for more targeted advertising and help fight spamGerman data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns. Facebook and WhatsApp promised in the wake of the Silicon Valley giant's 2014 acquisition of the messaging app that they would not share data, Hamburg's Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Johannes Caspar said in a statement. "It has to be (the users') decision whether they want to connect their account with Facebook," Caspar said.


WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast to 1.7 percent, cites wake-up call
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:35:59 -0400

Container boxes are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, in ShanghaiThe World Trade Organization cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third on Tuesday, reflecting a slowdown in China and falling levels of imports into the United States. The new figure of 1.7 percent, down from the WTO's previous estimate of 2.8 percent in April, marked the first time in 15 years that international commerce was expected to lag the growth of the world economy, the trade body said. The figures should be a wake-up call for governments, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said in the six-monthly trade outlook report.


Helicopter crashes en route to Chevron Angola oil platform, at least four dead
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:33:20 -0400

Four people died and two were missing after a helicopter crashed en route to a Chevron oil platform off the Angolan coast, the U.S. oil company said on Tuesday. The helicopter left Malongo port in Angola's Cabinda province on Monday at 1523 local time to make the short journey to the Tombua-Landana offshore oil platform but never arrived. "The helicopter did not reach its intended destination.

Strong winds from island-wide typhoon kill 4 in Taiwan
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:32:41 -0400

A woman eats and struggles with her umbrella against powerful gusts of wind generated by typhoon Megi across the the island in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Schools and offices have been closed on Taiwan and people in dangerous areas have been evacuated as a large typhoon with 162 kilometers- (100 miles-) per-hour winds approaches the island. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Strong winds felled trees and scattered debris as a large typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring more than 160, officials said.


Austrian customs officials find human intestines in luggage
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:27:42 -0400

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian customs officials are used to finding unusual items in travelers' luggage. But human intestines were not on their list — until now.

UK retail sales suffer September setback - CBI
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:20:26 -0400

Shoppers carry bags in LondonBritish retail sales unexpectedly fell this month after a strong showing in August, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed on Tuesday, contrasting with generally robust figures since June's vote to leave the European Union. The CBI survey was conducted between Aug. 25 and Sept. 14, and was based on response from 63 retail chains that account for about one third of employment in the sector.


Charlotte residents denounce officials over police shooting
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:15:04 -0400

Audience members show support for speakers at the Charlotte City Council during time for public comments, mainly concerning last week's Scott shooting, at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man.


Clinton at debate: Trump called Miss Universe 'Miss Piggy'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:14:07 -0400

FILE - In this May 17, 1996, file photo, the new Miss Universe Alicia Machado of Venezuela reacts as she is crowned by the 1995 winner Chelsi Smith at the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas. Machado became a topic of conversation during the first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Sept. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A former Miss Universe was the unlikely topic of conversation at the first presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.


Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:11:21 -0400

A woman wearing a face mask during a yellow alert for air pollution in Beijing on March 18, 2016Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN's global health body "is enough to make all of us extremely concerned," Maria Neira, the head of the WHO's department of public health and environment, told reporters. "It is a public health emergency," she said.


The Latest: Turkey: Kurds should not join anti-IS operations
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:08:43 -0400

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's conflict (all times local):

Democrats press talks as showdown vote looms on funding bill
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:08:36 -0400

Democrats press talks as showdown vote looms on funding billDemocrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. ...


German regulator orders Facebook to delete WhatsApp user data
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:08:24 -0400

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is seen in front of a displayed Facebook logo in this illustration takenA German privacy regulator ordered Facebook on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to delete all data that has already been forwarded to it. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said Facebook was infringing data protection law and had not obtained effective approval from WhatsApp's 35 million users in Germany. "After the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook two years ago, both parties have publicly assured that data will not be shared between them," commissioner Johannes Caspar said in a statement.


Big mouth, big bother for England's Big Sam
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:07:57 -0400

Sam Allardyce is known for his blunt manner and has an image as an unreconstructed "old-school" manager, though his success at Bolton contradicted thatSam Allardyce's straight-talking style helped land him the England manager's job, but just 67 days into the role it has left him in an almighty spot of bother. Allardyce, known as "Big Sam", was secretly filmed by The Daily Telegraph giving advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules and mocking the speech impediment of predecessor Roy Hodgson. The 61-year-old Allardyce is now the subject of a Football Association investigation, casting serious doubt over the future of a man who has always made a virtue of doing things his own way.


Dog reunited with Florida woman after 1,100-mile journey
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:07:49 -0400

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area.

Homeland chief: Homegrown attacks an increasing threat
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:07:21 -0400

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses an audience during a forum at John F. Kennedy School of Government on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Bombings in New York and New Jersey, and a stabbing attack in Minnesota the same day, underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation’s Homeland Security chief said. Johnson said the U.S. should be ‘building bridges to diverse communities' to defend the homeland. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bombings in New York and New Jersey — and a stabbing attack in Minnesota the same day — underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation's Homeland Security chief says.


WTO drastically cuts global trade forecast
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:07:19 -0400

The WTO estimates that global trade will expand by just 1.7% in 2016, compared to its April projection of 2.8%The World Trade Organization Tuesday downshifted its global trade forecast, warning that anti-globalisation rhetoric and Brexit were pushing trade growth to its slowest pace since the financial crisis. The warning comes as talks on a landmark free trade deal between the European Union and United States battle stiff opposition and as Britain's EU exit causes jitters. The WTO said that global trade was now estimated to expand by just 1.7 percent this year, compared to its April projection of 2.8 percent.


Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:05:58 -0400

Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, right, a Malian Islamic extremist who pleaded guilty to destruction of historic mausoleums in Timbuktu, waits in the court room to hear the verdict of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (Bas Czerwinski POOL via AP)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison.


Islamist rebel gets 9 years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:04:35 -0400

A UN peacekeeper stands guard at the Djinguereber mosque during a visit by a UN delegation on election day in TimbuktuWar crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage. During a brief trial at the International Criminal Court in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. In June and July of 2012 "10 of the most important and well-known sites in Timbuktu were attacked and destroyed.


Syrian government mobilizes for new Aleppo ground attack
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:48:49 -0400

Pro-Syrian government forces were mobilizing on Tuesday for a ground attack in Aleppo after attacking on four fronts in their largest assault since launching a campaign to retake the whole city last week, a senior rebel official said. Separately, an Iraqi militia commander fighting in support of the government told Reuters a large army force, spearheaded by an elite unit known as the Nimr, or Tiger Forces, had started to move in armored vehicles and tanks for an attack on rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo. Government forces briefly captured Handarat from rebels on Saturday, only to lose it in a counter-attack hours later.

Life-size bronze tribute statue to Glenn Frey now in Winslow
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:43:30 -0400

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — A life-size bronze tribute statue to the late singer-songwriter Glenn Frey of the Eagles has been installed in the "Standing On The Corner" park in Winslow, Arizona.

Netanyahu: Both presidential candidates will support Israel
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:43:15 -0400

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's leader says American support for his country will remain strong regardless of who is elected president in November.

Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:43:15 -0400

Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debateViews from around the world on Monday's first U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump: ___ CHINA WANG PEI, a graduate student in communications studies, watched ...


Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:32:13 -0400

As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks ...

Germany orders end to Facebook/WhatsApp data sharing project
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:32:00 -0400

German data protection authorities have ordered Facebook to delete data, such as phone numbers, it has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp. Facebook acquired the global messaging service two years ago ...

Iraq: Suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 17 civilians
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:32:00 -0400

BAGHDAD (AP) — Separate suicide bombings ripped through busy commercial areas in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 17 civilians, officials said.

'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade, as rhetoric rises
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:31:54 -0400

'Dramatic slowing' seen in global trade, as rhetoric risesWorld trade is weakening to its slowest pace since 2009 amid a groundswell of anti-globalization sentiment, a watchdog warned Tuesday. The World Trade Organization predicted Tuesday that global trade will ...


WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:27:08 -0400

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, a woman wearing a mask for protection against pollution walks on a pedestrian overhead bridge as office buildings are shrouded with smog in Beijing. More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The U.N. health agency said in a new report that 92 percent of people live in areas where air quality exceeds WHO limits, with southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean and western Pacific regions hardest hit. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)GENEVA (AP) — More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.


Turkey says Kurdish militia role in Raqqa offensive would endanger Syria
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:24:14 -0400

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that cooperating with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in a potential offensive to retake the Islamic State-controlled city of Raqqa would endanger the future of Syria. Turkey views the YPG, which has enjoyed U.S. backing in the fight against Islamic State in northern Syria, as a hostile force with deep links to Kurdish militants who have fought a three-decade insurgency on Turkish soil. Cavusoglu said some YPG elements still remained in the Syrian city of Manbij west of the Euphrates river, despite Ankara's repeated warnings that they should withdraw and U.S. assurances they would do so.

WHO calls for safe routes to evacuate east Aleppo sick, wounded
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:21:25 -0400

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Tuesday for sick and wounded people in the embattled eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be evacuated through safe corridors for treatment. A massive Russian-backed assault is under way on the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo, where the WHO said only 35 doctors remained to care for at least 250,000 people. "WHO is calling for the immediate establishment of humanitarian routes to evacuate sick and wounded from the eastern part of the city," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a news briefing in Geneva.

Special Report: From Israel via London, an online gambling scam traps thousands
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:17:03 -0400

Photo illustration shows a Euro and U.S. dollar minute chart seen against Euro and U.S. dollar bank notes arranged around the NRGbinary company logoBy Tova Cohen and Luke Baker RAMAT GAN, Israel (Reuters) - In early 2013, a young Israeli businessman registered a web domain in London for a company called NRGbinary.com. The online options trading website offered clients the opportunity to make large amounts of money from simple bets on the movement of financial markets, stocks and commodities. While it was initially registered in Britain, NRGbinary was run from Israel and sold its products to clients in the Middle East, Canada and South Africa.


Asian viewers give nod to Clinton after first presidential debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:16:50 -0400

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during her first presidential debate against Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in HempsteadBy Michael Martina and Nobuhiro Kubo BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton put Donald Trump on the defensive and showed a better grasp of foreign policy issues, according to a sampling of people across Asia who watched the fiery first U.S. presidential debate. In China, the debate was streamed live on China's Twitter-like Weibo service and attracted thousands of comments despite the lack of a translation into Chinese. Some called Trump "a loose cannon", while others thought that as a businessman he was best qualified to lead the world's largest economy. William Hua, a Chinese lawyer who watched the debate at an American Chamber of Commerce event in Beijing, said he thought Clinton came out on top.



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Analysis: Clinton Studies Up for Debate, and It Pays Off
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:23:20 GMT

Hillary Clinton stayed on message, frequently forced Donald Trump off his, and made sure she had a thousand-watt smile the entire time.

6 Key Moments From the First Presidential Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:09:00 GMT

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off for the first presidential debate Monday night, here are six key moments.

20 Fact Checks From the First Presidential Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:01:00 GMT

NBC News and our friends at PolitiFact fact checked the first presidential debate. Here's what we found.

The Best Zingers From Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:14:53 GMT

These are some of the best zingers from the first 2016 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump on Not Paying Taxes: 'That Makes Me Smart'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:07:03 GMT

The Clinton campaign quickly seized on the moment with a tweet saying: "Paying zero in taxes doesn't make you 'smart.' It makes you a tax evader."

Who Is Alicia Machado, the Woman Trump Allegedly Called 'Miss Piggy'?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:36:47 GMT

In an interview with 'Inside Edition' in May, Alicia Machado claimed Trump publicly called her an 'eating machine' on 'The Howard Stern Show.'

#DebateNight: One Candidate Was an Outright Winner on Google Search
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:17:39 GMT

However, Google said search interest in "Trump won" surpassed that of "Hillary won" by 90 percent during the debate.

Top Moments From Trump and Clinton's First Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:13:07 GMT

Did you miss the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? Catch up here.

Chuck Todd: Trump 'Ran Out of Gas' Before Debate's End
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:44:23 GMT

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd tells TODAY that Donald Trump's "lack of preparation" became increasingly evident in the latter half of Monday night's debate with Hillary Clinton.

Trump Mentions Bill Clinton's Indiscretions — After Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:44:10 GMT

Donald Trump told reporters following the debate that he held back from mentioning former President Bill Clinton's private indiscretions because Chelsea Clinton was in the room.

Trump: 'My Mic Was Defective Within the Room'
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:19:29 GMT

Trump and Clinton went head-to-head Monday night in a heated session at Hofstra University.

Top Trump Adviser Giuliani: I Wouldn't Do Another Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:05:50 GMT

One of Donald Trump's closest advisers has said he would pull out of a second debate if he were running for president.

Howard Dean: Is Donald Trump a 'Coke User'?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:31:48 GMT

The Republican candidate sniffled repeatedly during Monday night's debate — setting off social-media memes and sparking the hashtag #TrumpSniffle.

Mall Shooting Suspect Had 'Mental Health Issues': Stepdad
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:52:07 GMT

Arcan Cetin, 20, is charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder after a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington.

Watch Daredevils Dive Off Bridge in World Series
published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:44:30 GMT

The historic Stari Most bridge was the setting of the Cliff Diving World Series in Bosnia Herzegovina, won by the Czech Michal Navratil.

NY-NJ Bombings Suspect Is 'Incapacitated': Magistrate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:46:00 GMT

A federal magistrate agreed that Ahmad Rahami is 'not in sufficient health for presentment to the Court, even at a bedside proceeding.'

Family Wants Answers on Man's Death After Police Beating
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:44:20 GMT

Boyd, 21 — who had himself called 911 — died after an encounter with police at his Maryland home that ended with officers punching and subduing him.

'Surprising' Activity on Jupiter's Moon Europa
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:09:00 GMT

Hubble has found evidence of geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa.

North Korea's Old Friends Start to Squeeze Regime
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:58:00 GMT

North Korea doesn't have many allies, and the few countries it could once count on are jumping ship.

Here's Why That Photo of FLOTUS, Bush Was So Moving
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:41:00 GMT

'It's a great photo that demonstrates genuine bipartisanship,' said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

'Some Kind of Closure': Cosby Accusers Ready to Testify
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:04:00 GMT

A judge will decide if 13 women can take the stand in his criminal case.

How Geena Davis Wants to Solve Hollywood's Gender Gap
published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:11:00 GMT

The Academy Award-winning actress has a new weapon in her arsenal for her decades-long battle against gender inequality in Hollywood.

War of Words Between Russia, West Is Worst in Decades
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:16:40 GMT

Russia hit back at the critique on Monday, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov calling the tone "unacceptable."


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LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump certainly kept fact-checkers busy. The less-than-accurate claims included: • Clinton wrongly said that the only tax returns that anyone has ...
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Iraq: Suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 17 civilians - Washington Post
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Iraq: Suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 17 civilians
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BAGHDAD — Separate suicide bombings ripped through busy commercial areas in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 17 civilians, officials said. The deadliest attack took place in the eastern New Baghdad ...
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Extremist Gets 9-Year Sentence Over Destroyed Shrines in Timbuktu - New York Times
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Extremist Gets 9-Year Sentence Over Destroyed Shrines in Timbuktu
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A still from a 2012 video of Islamist militants destroying an ancient shrine in Timbuktu, Mali. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. PARIS — Judges at the International Criminal Court ordered a radical Islamist on Tuesday to serve nine years ...
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Monitoring group: At least 12 more die in Aleppo airstrikes - CNN
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:15:30 GMT


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Monitoring group: At least 12 more die in Aleppo airstrikes
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(CNN) At least 12 people were killed, including three children, in airstrikes Monday targeting rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the UK-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Nine other ...
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Microsoft's Edge browser stays secure by acting as a virtual PC - Engadget
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Microsoft's Edge browser stays secure by acting as a virtual PC
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Microsoft has unveiled Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, a new system that will isolate the browser on Windows 10 Enterprise PCs, making them harder to hack. In a blog, the company wrote that it's "the first operating system to ...
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Sundar Pichai explains why Google is focusing hard on India - The Verge
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Sundar Pichai explains why Google is focusing hard on India
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Today is a big day for Google for two reasons. Firstly, it's the company's 18th birthday, so it can now legally vote and smoke. Secondly, and possibly more importantly, it just held a massive event in India where it unveiled a bunch of new products ...
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Dozens injured, thousands without power as Typhoon Megi hits Taiwan - CNN
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Dozens injured, thousands without power as Typhoon Megi hits Taiwan
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(CNN) Typhoon Megi slammed into the coast of northeast Taiwan on Tuesday, injuring dozens and leaving almost a million homes without power. At least 38 people had been reported injured on Tuesday afternoon, just hours after the tropical storm made ...
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Indiana Mother Faces Murder Counts After Son, Daughter Die - ABC News
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Indiana Mother Faces Murder Counts After Son, Daughter Die
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This photo released by the Elkhart, Ind., Police Department shows Amber Pasztor. Pasztor, was arrested on two counts of murder Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in the deaths of seven-year-old Liliana Hernandez and six-year-old Rene Pasztor, who were the subject ...
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Indus Waters Treaty: Modi's offensive can wreak unspeakable havoc for Pakistan - Firstpost
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Indus Waters Treaty: Modi's offensive can wreak unspeakable havoc for Pakistan
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Don't be fooled by the official line that India took on Monday that it would stand by the infamous Indus Waters Treaty. If you read between lines, the very announcement that India would ignore Pakistan's objections to three hydro-electric projects on ...
Revocation of Indus treaty can be taken as 'act of war': Pak's Sartaj AzizHindustan Times
Kashmiris seek compensation for losses due to Indus Waters TreatyEconomic Times
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WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people - KRQE News 13
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WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
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Pirate Party ready to sail Iceland's government into uncharted waters

The 'Pirates' look set to gain one of the largest shares of seats in Iceland's parliament. But why is a nation of conservative fishermen turning to a party of techno-utopian democrats?

At each other from the start: Clinton, Trump debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tangled Monday night as they opened their first face-to-face presidential debate.

With the Andy Reading Fund, a college freshman helps rural Chinese students

When Andy (Yuhan) Wang visited a school in rural China, he saw how difficult getting an education can be. His nonprofit provides books and supplies to rural Chinese students.

Even without a government, Spain moves to clean up financial scandal

Persistent pressure from activists calling for greater transparency and accountability seemed to be paying off on Monday, when more than 60 former bank executives appeared for trial in Madrid. 

What else besides college debt will win young voters to Clinton’s side?

Clinton and Sanders will discuss college debt at a rally in New Hampshire Wednesday, but some experts on Millennials and politics wonder if this is enough to win over a key demographic in the November election. 

U.S. Labor Dept launches review of all Wells Fargo complaints

U.S. Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez on Monday pledged to conduct a review of alleged violations that the department has received concerning the company.

Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June

Homa Hoodfar was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday.

Families of missing 43 students lead march in Mexico

The government's initial investigation decided the students were killed and incinerated in a fire, but international experts have cast doubt on this theory.

Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown

The 90-minute televised debate comes six weeks before Election Day and with early voting already getting underway in some states. 

Pollinators need a cultural ambassador. Are butterflies up for the task?

Some conservationists hope to use the monarch butterfly's signature charisma to rally public support for bees and other less-loved pollinators.

Facing outrage, Wells Fargo CEO steps down from Fed advisory council

Facing bipartisan condemnation over the creation of millions of false accounts allegedly opened by his bank without customers' knowledge, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has agreed to resign his position on the advisory council for the Federal Reserve's San Francisco region.

Geysers on Europa: Why scientists are so excited by the icy plumes

NASA's announcement about 'surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa' reinforces previous research, making the Jupiter moon a strong candidate in the hunt for alien life.

Ohio voter purge unconstitutional: Do voter ID laws matter in the 2016 race?

Ohio voter purge declared unconstitutional. Colorado finds cases of voter fraud. How significant are concerns about voter fraud? 

'Disgruntled' attorney fires at Houston motorists before being killed by police (+video)

A lawyer described by Houston's mayor as 'disgruntled' shot at passing motorists in Houston, hitting six people and injuring another three with glass or debris.

Who can inspire civility in the presidential campaign?

As the Trump and Clinton campaigns heat up the rhetoric, those who have already occupied the White House set a higher tone by their mutual respect toward each other. Perhaps the current candidates can learn now what they may learn later.

Reporter's notebook: Why student voices should be heard

Jamesha Caldwell, a senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Baltimore City College high school, offers one example why 'students' shouldn't be lumped as one interchangeable category.

Video advises Jewish grandparents to tell their grandkids to vote for Clinton

Surveys suggest that American Jewish voters support Hillary Clinton 3-to-1. A new video darkly reminds older Jewish voters of Nazi Germany. 

Writer’s killing upsets Jordan's delicate balance between religion, free speech (+video)

Prosecuting individuals for insulting religion puts Jordan in a tough spot between a largely conservative society demanding justice and the nation's international commitments to human rights.

Did Facebook intentionally block profiles of Palestinian journalists?

Several Palestinian journalists complained to the social media site after it suspended their accounts. Facebook says it was a mixup, but the journalists say the company’s recent agreement with Israel, and a resulting bias, are to blame.

Violent crime rises in US, but remains well below peak levels, says FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual crime report found that last year saw an increase in violent crimes, but that 2015 still represented the third-lowest year for violent crime since the 1990s. 

Opinion: Privacy isn't dead. Here's why

The 'Snowden' biopic is reviving the global privacy debate. But for anyone who thinks it's dead, the notion that individuals want control over their personal information is hardly pass.

Lynching memorial in Alabama: To confront South's history 'with courage'

Plans to build a monument in Montgomery, Ala., to victims of lynchings between 1877 and 1950, as well as an accompanying museum, were announced by a nonprofit group. It hopes to open both in 2017.

Are home warranties worth it?

Home warranties are nothing new, but more real estate agents have recommended them in recent years as the housing market has been flooded with foreclosures and short sales — properties that were often neglected or poorly maintained.

Speaking Politics term of the week: zinger

“Zinger” is one of many political words originating in the sports world. But by 1970, as political discourse became less civil and more confrontational, it turned into a catchy synonym for a barbed quip.

Why don't third parties succeed in US? Maybe it’s the law.

Duverger’s law is a political theory that says democracies with single-member legislative districts and winner-take-all voting tend to favor a two-party system.

FIXcast: The Power of One Caring Person

In this episode, FIXcast host Samantha Laine and Monitor staff Yvonne Zipp discuss education inequality—and the importance of that one person who can change everything.

France confronts familiar question: How best to integrate public schools?

With diversity in its public schools on the wane – despite parents saying it matters to them – the French Ministry of Education is weighing measures to counter inequality, including an algorithm to scientifically place students in schools.

Cheesy vegetable soda bread

A simple soda bread can be mixed up quickly in time to serve for dinner with a bowl of hearty soup.

After Brexit vote, most CEOs in Britain are looking at relocating

A majority of CEOs in Britain say they are considering moving some of their operations elsewhere so that they may retain ties to EU markets following Britain's exit.

Strong opening for 'The Magnificent Seven' shows westerns can still gallop

'Magnificent,' which is a remake of the 1960 film and stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, came in first place at the box office in its opening weekend. Other new movies this past weekend included the animated film 'Storks.'

Clinton, Sanders to share stage in New Hampshire to talk student debt

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will attempt to shore up support among younger voters by appearing with former rival Bernie Sanders to discuss her plan to ease college's financial burden.

How peer-to-peer lending has changed the game

Peer-to-peer lending connects people with a little extra cash with those in need, a process which is infinitely better, both for the consumer and the economy, than options like taking out a payday loan.

SpaceX test fires rocket engine that could propel humans to Mars

Elon Musk tweeted photos of the test firing of the Raptor 'interplanetary transport engine,' as he prepares to deliver a speech at the International Astronautical Conference on making humanity a 'multiplanetary species.'

Will 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' translate on the silver screen?

'Peregrine,' which opens on Sept. 30, is the newest attempt by Hollywood to translate bestseller status into hit box office. But it's been a bumpy road recently for young-adult film adaptations.

Charlotte protests continue, peacefully, outside Panthers NFL game

Nightly protests have shaken Charlotte, N.C. since the death of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by police last Tuesday. 

Why Trump-Clinton debate may be biggest since Nixon-Kennedy (+video)

Most presidential debates don’t swing the race, but on Monday night, Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton could be pivotal – as was the first televised debate in 1960.

Ivory on wings: Poachers threaten Southeast Asia's 'laughing' bird

The helmeted hornbill is sought for a reddish protrusion on its beak that is similar to ivory. As elephant populations have dwindled, poachers have increasingly turned to the peculiar bird.

Isaiah Washington calls for Black Lives Matter strike on Monday. Too rushed?

The former 'Grey's Anatomy' actor has called upon African Americans to stay home from work on Monday to protest police violence, but some critics say that a rushed effort would undermine the cause.

France set to dismantle migrant camp in Calais, as political pressure mounts

Opponents of French President Franois Hollande are calling for Britain to play a bigger role providing for migrants hoping to settle there, who are stuck in France as they file asylum claims.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback priced from $20,535

Honda fans have a lot to look forward to in 2017. The automaker will add much sportier options to the Civic line that year, including new Si and Type R models. 


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Senator! calls! for! SEC! probe! to! be! inserted! into! Yahoo!
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:48:03 GMT

More bad news for the Purple Palace

A US Senator is calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to join the queue to administer a kicking to Yahoo!.…

That's cold: This is how our boss told us our jobs are at risk, staffers claim
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:30:12 GMT

Blue you're in, purple you'll change. No colour? Update CV

Shrinking Cisco Gold reseller Intrinsic Technology has put a bunch of staff across various departments at risk of redundancy amid an organisational restructure.…

Oh Snap! How intelligent people make themselves stupid for Snapchat
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:14:40 GMT

The very finest of new tech babbling

Comment Perv-magnet app Snapchat is no more. It has renamed itself Snap! as it wants to be a respectable media tech company. Specifically, it says “a camera company”.…

Hyperconvergence: Where is the technology, and the CIO, going?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:01:04 GMT

Going fast is great, but only if you have direction

Hyperconvergenced computing offers some advantages for CIOs, but the advantages don’t exist in a vacuum. Companies have to predict what kind of environment their appliances will be running in, four or five years from now, and how they can prepare for it.…

Bloodhound supersonic car backed by Chinese taxi biz Geely
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:37:12 GMT

Shiny new sponsor for 1,000mph motor

One of China’s largest car makers, the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, is now the main sponsor for Blighty’s attempt on the land speed record: the 1,000mph Bloodhound.…

BBC to demand logins for iPlayer in early 2017
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:43:44 GMT

Not about licence enforcement, but we'll have 'access to the info', it claims

The BBC is going to require users to log in to access content on iPlayer from early 2017.…

152k cameras in 990Gbps record-breaking dual DDoS
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:18:05 GMT

Hacked low-powered cameras and internet-of-things things

The world's largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has been clocked from the same network of 152,463 compromised low-powered cameras and internet-of-things devices which punted a media outlet off the internet.…

Mark Zuckerberg and the $3bn cash fling: He's not your father's tech kingpin
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:08:12 GMT

History, philanthropy and the Victorian computing age

Lou Gerstner, Ray Noorda, Lew Platt. Remember them? Ever even heard of them?…

Scrapped NHS care.data ballsup cost taxpayer 8.1m
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:29:11 GMT

Money 'not' wasted – claim

Exclusive NHS England spent nearly £8m on its controversial care.data programme before scrapping it earlier this year, El Reg can reveal.…

Don't let banks fool you, the blockchain really does have other uses
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:03:09 GMT

Gov.UK missing out on the real value? We're shocked, we tell you... Shocked!

Analysis It is a truth universally acknowledged that executives in the financial sector are capable of making the most exciting innovations boring, and in this respect their approach to the blockchain has been exemplary.…

Windows Server 2016 will cost more on big servers, but discounts can be found
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:46:42 GMT

Microsoft's helping you move to per-core pricing and making Azure more attractive too

Windows Server 2016 has finally been shoved out the door today, albeit only for evaluation purposes. Which is a very good thing because the software will cost a lot of users more than they paid for Windows Server 2012, especially if they're slow to talk to Microsoft about their upgrade.…

Google tries to cross out XSS attacks by releasing its own test tool
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:44:10 GMT

Just about every content security policy does it wrong

Google has spent more than US$1.2 million (£920,400, A$1.6 million) in the last two years paying researchers for reporting cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks and has kicked off an effort to help crush the threat.…

It's open season for bug hunting – on Microsoft's Azure cloud
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:21:04 GMT

Project Springfield offers fuzzing, which isn't nearly as titillating as it sounds

Ignite Microsoft's conviction that "fuzzing in the cloud will revolutionize security testing," voiced in a research paper six years ago, has taken form with the debut of Project Springfield: an Azure-based service for identifying software flaws by automatically subjecting the code to bad input.…

Sinclair fans rejoice: ZX Spectrum Vega+ to launch October 20
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:01:12 GMT

Dead-flesh keyboard not included

Ageing fans of 1980s home computer games will soon be able to get their hands on Sir Clive Sinclair’s rebooted ZX Spectrum device, which is now set to be launched in October and available just in time for Christmas.…

Daesh-bag hacker gets 20 years for harvesting US military kill list
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:41:12 GMT

Cross-border Kosovan cuffing leads to long stretch inside

A student who hacked into corporate servers to build a kill list for medieval terror bastards Daesh has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting his guilt.…

Microsoft makes massive changes to MCSE and MCSD
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:23:12 GMT

Certs now the same for end-users and partners, but re-certification can now be annual,

Microsoft has “streamlined” its Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) certifications and will require holders to sit exams annually to stay current.…

Narcissist Heidi Powell wants her dot-com and she wants it now, now, NOW!
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:03:13 GMT

'Do you know who I am?' silly woman asks stunned court

Heidi Powell wants her namesake dot-com and she's suing to get it.…

It's Pablo Pic-arsehole: Turner Prize wannabe hits rock bottom
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:33:08 GMT

A pretty pile of penny coins, a train set and more twee crap vie for this year's bonkers art gong

A giant sculpture of a human arse, £20,000 in one-pence coins, and an off-the-shelf model train are some of the exhibits competing for this year's Turner Prize.…

The server's down. At 3AM. On Christmas. You're drunk. So you put a disk in the freezer
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:55:11 GMT

Santa doesn't put new disks down the chimney

On-Call The On-Call inbox is full to overflowing, so we felt like letting another reader's tale of late-night weirdness into the wild.…

Mozilla wants woeful WoSign certs off the list
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:58:07 GMT

Backdating SHA-1 certs is just not on

Mozilla wants to kick Chinese certificate authority (CA) WoSign out of its trust program.…

Suspected Russian DNC hackers brew Mac trojan
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:30:47 GMT

Ruskie space program doc used as spear phish payload.

Suspected Russian hackers fingered for hacking the United States Democratic National Committee (DNC) have brewed a trojan targeting Mac OS X machines in the aerospace sector, says Palo Alto researcher Ryan Olson.…

STUN hack could help admins choose between 'net links
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:28:13 GMT

RFC identifies handy spot for RTT, packet loss metrics

A proposal at the Internet Engineering Task Force suggests network admins can use the venerable STUN protocol to help them pick the best path across IP networks.…

Add 'fattism' and hacker stereotyping to the list of Donald Trump's list of non-PC positions
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:50:13 GMT

Says 'someone weighing 400 pounds' could be DNC hacker in first presidential debate

United States presidential candidate Donald Trump has questioned whether the Democratic National Committee was hacked by Russia, advancing theories that China or “someone sitting on their bed who weighs 400 pounds” may have pulled off the hack that saw numerous campaign documents leaked to the world.…

US Labor Dept accuses CIA-backed Palantir of discriminating against Asian engineers
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:31:28 GMT

Good ol' boys' club gives jobs to good ol' boys, lawsuit says

America's favourite Big Brother-backed unicorn, Palantir Technologies, is being sued by the US Department of Labor (DoL) for alleged discrimination against Asian job applicants.…

Fax machines' custom Linux allows dial-up hack
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:55:31 GMT

Don't laugh. Epson printer/fax machines dating back to 1999 have this problem

Party like it's 1999, phreakers: a bug in Epson multifunction printer firmware creates a vector to networks that don't have their own Internet connection.…

Patch AGAIN: OpenSSL security fixes now need their own security fixes
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:49:06 GMT

Recursion (n): See recursion

Sysadmins and devs, fresh from a weekend spoiled by last week's OpenSSL emergency patch, have another emergency patch to install.…

Unlucky Luckey: Oculus developers invoke anti-douchebag clause, halt games for VR goggles
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:33:33 GMT

Founder's funding of Trump trolls sparks backlash

A number of game developers have decided to end their support of the Oculus virtual reality headset over reports that its founder Palmer Luckey is actively funding "Trump trolls."…

Hubble spies on Europa shooting alien juice from its southern pole
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:58:01 GMT

What? It's what NASA said - what are you thinking of?

Pics and video Images from the Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter's most intriguing moon, Europa, appear to show plumes of water being ejected from the surface into space.…

British bloke bailed after 'hacker plunders Pippa Middleton's iCloud'
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:30:00 GMT

Cops cuff, grill chap after tab tapped with offer of saucy pics for sale

A man in Northamptonshire, UK, has been quizzed by cops investigating attempts by a hacker to sell the private photographs of Pippa Middleton – the sister to the Duchess of Cambridge.…

NetApp is hyped about its under-wraps hyper-converged system
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:09:13 GMT

Gear said to be still in development

Albeit late to market, NetApp is developing a hyper-converged infrastructure product, The Register has learned.…

Intel, Lenovo officially gone to the dogs – with FIDO fingerprint logins
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:47:45 GMT

New authentication for PCs gives passwords the middle finger

Lenovo, Intel and others are aiming to make online payments more secure by bringing the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) biometric authentication standard to PCs.…

Scale-out sister? Unreliable disks are better for your storage
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:05:11 GMT

Nowt wrong with a good old HDD

Storage Architect Recently I was asked to review a document that used as a reference a piece of work from Google (PDF) which talked about the need to relax the resiliency levels of hard drives and SSDs.…

Microsoft releases Server 2016, complete with commercial Docker engine
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:03:05 GMT

Containers, containers, containers, containers, says Azure CTO (well, sort of)

Ignite Microsoft announced the release of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 at its Ignite event in Atlanta. The commercially supported edition of the Docker engine is included at no extra cost.…

Reclusive 'Mr Ren' materialises to bless Huawei Leica tie-up
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:46:07 GMT

We have proof. Or a Photoshop. You decide

China’s shopping spree of premium Western brands continues and not just footballers. It’s snapping up technology brands, too - but with these brands some finesse is required.…

Microsoft inserts 'new kind of computer ... into our cloud' for speedier Azure services
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:17:04 GMT

Turns to Intel Altera FPGAs

Ignite Microsoft is using Intel Altera Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) chips to speed up Azure services, according to an announcement at the Ignite event under way in Atlanta.…

Self-driving Google car T-boned in California crash
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:55:09 GMT

Mountain View's motor not to blame, insists Mountain View spokesman

A Lexus fitted with Google's self-driving car tech was hit by a non-autonomous van that is said to have run a red light at a junction, according to local reports.…

Cloudy what now? Adobe and Microsoft cosy up with cloud partnership
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:29:12 GMT

Integration Dynamics, CRM, Azure and AWS. Jumble words as needed

Ignite Microsoft and Adobe announced a new cloud partnership at the Ignite event this week in Atlanta in a really unclear announcement.…

Security man Krebs' website DDoS was powered by hacked Internet of Things botnet
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:15:06 GMT

Internet of Amazingly Insecure Tat? That's the one

The huge distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack which wiped security journalist Brian Krebs' website from the internet came from a million-device-strong Internet of Things botnet.…

Unimpressed with Ubuntu 16.10? Yakkety Yak... don't talk back
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:58:06 GMT

Beta keeps your Unity 8, er, hoodlum friend waiting outside

Before I dive into what's new in Ubuntu 16.10, called Yakkety Yak, let's just get this sentence out of the way: Ubuntu 16.10 will not feature Unity 8 or the new Mir display server.…

Matt LeBlanc handed 1.5m to front next two series of Top Gear
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:43:05 GMT

Who needs a ginger sidekick anyway?

Former Friends star Matt MeBlanc has penned a £1.5m deal with licence fee payers of the BBC to front up Top Gear for the next two series.…

Violin hunts for elusive key to regrowth
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:31:11 GMT

Allegro vivace to andante to largo to coda

Analysis The elusive hunt for renewal and regrowth at Violin Memory has moved into a new phase – with a product launch holding up sales, sales leadership change, and the CEO focusing on finding funding for the future.…

You heard right: Huawei's making phones in Chennai
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:15:10 GMT

Even the Chinese prefer an Indian takeaway

Asian tech giant Huawei is to start manufacturing smartphones in India next month, in a move that could signal China is starting to lose its shine as the world’s low-cost manufacturing sweatshop, with even native companies looking to expand elsewhere.…

NetApp facelift: FAS hardware refresh and a little nip ONTAP
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:01:10 GMT

Flash fantasia

NetApp has comprehensively refreshed its all-flash FAS and hybrid FAS arrays, adding performance, capacity and scalability upgrades, and supporting 32Gbit/s Fibre Channel and 40GbitE connectivity. ONTAP also gets upgraded, with Azure support for ONTAP Cloud…

Earliest ever recording of computer-generated music is restored
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:46:04 GMT

Remastered Turing-aided synthesiser tunes to make Christmas number 1?

Audio Kiwi boffins have claimed to have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, from 1951.…

Silicon Valley’s top exorcist rushed off his feet as Demons infest California
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:15:06 GMT

Poor mental healthcare, internet porn also a problem confirms priest

A Catholic priest has said virtually all his free time is taken up with exorcisms these days as he struggles to counter the tide of demonic possession washing up Silicon Valley and the rest of Northern California.…

The Road to Continuous Delivery – a webinar series
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:58:09 GMT

It's always a good time for a skills update

Promo Yes, Continuous Delivery. You have heard the hype, but how does it translate into tangible business benefits for your company - and career smarts for you?…

Ever longed to be naked in Paris? City council votes TODAY
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:45:05 GMT

Finally! A solution to the croissant crumb problem

French nationals, tourists - in fact anyone and everyone - may soon be able to get their kit off and walk through Paris - well, a designated area - without fear of a hefty fine.…

Watch out, Openreach: CityFibre swallows Redcentric's network for 5m
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:24:10 GMT

Upstart reckons it's positioned to take on BT

Plucky Openreach challenger CityFibre has gobbled £5m worth of service provider Redcentric’s network - adding 137km of fibre to the upstart’s network.…

Turing, Hauser, Sinclair – haunt computing's Cambridge A-team stamping ground
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:59:12 GMT

From Acorns to bedrooms

Geek's Guide to Britain King’s Parade in Cambridge looks like the last street on earth to have anything to do with computing. On one side is an absurdly ornate college gatehouse in yellow stone and King’s College Chapel, which combines the barn-like shape of a tiny chapel with the scale and detail of a cathedral.…

Brain plague or estate agents? I know which I'd prefer in Virtual Reality
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:32:15 GMT

Utopian dreams of the concept's creators blur into crappy reality

Life in a London firm is tough: it’s full of jewel heists, flying bullets and car chases. Well, this was the case during my last foray into Virtual Reality.…


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

published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:20:14 +0000
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A Japanese song about pens and fruit is winning the internet - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:20:14 +0000

Get familiar with the letters "PPAP" -- you'll probably see them a lot in the weeks ahead.

Next gen Galaxy Note phones could use the S Pen as a speaker - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:08:06 +0000

A new patent shows a design that'd have audio emitted by the S Pen or its enclosure, removing the need for a speaker grille.

The fastest a human can go is now 89.59 mph - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:07:46 +0000

Just so long as they're riding AeroVelo's weird-looking, record-breaking Eta bike.

Robotic tumbleweeds will explore the galaxy for us - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:25:24 +0000

Because what would a frontier be like without 'em?

Data mined from social media a prize in Clinton-Trump debate - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:02:17 +0000

Social media responds as the two candidates spar over the issues in the first of three planned debates.

Lester Holt gets social media sympathy, sarcasm as debate moderator - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:37:51 +0000

Journalist Lester Holt let the presidential candidates have their say in Monday's debate, and social media had its say about Holt's moderation as well.

No, Trump didn't delete global-warming tweet during debate - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:23:05 +0000

Twitter goes aflutter with an accusation the candidate was deleting damning tweets during the debate. Problem is, he didn't.

Wee Mercury is getting even smaller - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:38:55 +0000

The solar system's smallest planet is still tectonically active.

Russia vs. the 400-pound hacker: Clinton and Trump go toe-to-toe on cybersecurity - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:51:51 +0000

Cyber warfare has a new face, but the presidential candidates can't quite agree on what that face looks like.

Trump's debate sniffles spark Twitter parody accounts - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:35:11 +0000

Need a tissue? Monday's presidential-candidate slugfest brought out the social-media satire.

Trumped-up sniffles and other presidential debate memes - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:37:23 +0000

During what was expected to be the most watched debate ever, a case of the sniffles and alternate candidates ranging from berries to quarterbacks dominated the discussion online.

Are these the new Pixel Phone and Chromecast coming next week? - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:43:02 +0000

Venture Beat publishes photos that may just be a new 4K Chromecast and Google's new flagship phone.

Journalists hit with $200 Wi-Fi bill for presidential debates - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:45:11 +0000

Hofstra University is so keen on reporters using its own wireless service that it is reportedly searching reporters for personal hotspots and shutting them down.

This is your first look at the far more modern 2017 Jeep Compass - Roadshow
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:40:31 +0000

The Patriot and Compass of old are gone, swallowed up by a single SUV that takes the Compass name.

Palantir alleged to have discriminated against Asian job seekers - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:20:40 +0000

The data mining giant might lose its government contracts if it doesn't comply.

Google doesn't even know its own birthday (but it's celebrating today) - CNET
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:05:53 +0000

Our little internet behemoth is all grown up!

BlackBerry's unannounced DTEK60 shows up on FCC's website - CNET
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:54:34 +0000

Filings appear to confirm information about the new Android handset that the company briefly published last week.

Apple's rumored Amazon Echo competitor is now in prototype testing (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 56) - CNET
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:18:49 +0000

Apple's working on its own home assistant, HealthKit wants to do more for you on the Apple Watch, and Apple patents a paper bag.

Want to avoid the presidential debate? Here are four alternatives - CNET
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:47:33 +0000

If you just can't watch, you may want to turn your channel (or mobile phone) to football, or maybe move to "Zootopia."

Google shields security reporter targeted by massive cyberattack - CNET
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:44:43 +0000

Brian Krebs' website had been largely unreachable for the past week, the victim of a "record" flood of fake requests for traffic.

Who's your daddy, Tony Stark? Maybe not who you think - CNET
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:00:27 +0000

A newly issued comic book shakes up Iron Man's family tree. Warning, spoilers ahead.

Feed the hungry by deleting a photo from your Instagram? No, really - CNET
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:59:05 +0000

You've already enjoyed those burgers and fries, so why not send a picture of them to the recycle bin for a good cause?

Snapchat Spectacles have what Google Glass was sorely missing: Fun - CNET
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:13:53 +0000

Commentary: The company's new video camera-equipped sunglasses are tacky, colorful and look like crappy $8 shades from a souvenir stand. That's their genius.

Gorgeous Mars valley was 'once a potentially habitable place' - CNET
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:18:28 +0000

See a fresh view of the ancient Mars valley that intrigues scientists and could be the landing site for a new Mars mission.

Cops pull over blood-spattered 'zombies' on the highway - CNET
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:17:02 +0000

Concerned cops end up having a good laugh over a traffic stop after responding to a call about a potential assault happening inside a moving car.


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Jupiter's Moon Europa May Have Water Plumes That Rise Up About 125 Miles

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope released new images Monday, which will be published in The Astrophysicial Journal later this week, that show what appears to be plumes of water vapor erupting out of the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. The discovery is especially intriguing as it means that the ocean below Europa's surface could be probed without having to drill through miles of ice. NPR reports: Europa is one of the most intriguing places in the solar system because it's thought to have a vast subterranean ocean with twice as much water as Earth's oceans. This saltwater ocean is a tempting target for astrobiologists who want to find places beyond Earth that could support life. The trouble with exploring this ocean is that the water is hidden beneath an icy crust that's miles thick. But if plumes are indeed erupting from Europa, a spacecraft could potentially fly through them and analyze their chemistry -- much like NASA's Cassini probe did recently when it sped close to Enceladus, a moon of Saturn that has small geysers. Scientists used Hubble to watch Europa's silhouette as the moon moved across Jupiter's bright background. They looked, in ultraviolet light, for signs of plumes coming from the moon's surface. They did this 10 separate times over a period of 15 months, and saw what could be plumes on three occasions. NASA says the plumes are estimated to rise up about 125 miles, and presumably material then rains back down onto Europa's surface. Using Hubble in a different way, scientists previously saw hints that salty water occasionally travels up to the moon's surface. In 2012, the telescope detected evidence of water vapor above Europa's south polar region, suggesting the existence of plumes that shoot out into space. The agency's Juno spacecraft is currently in orbit around Jupiter, but it isn't slated to take any observations of Europa.

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SpaceX Tests Its Raptor Engine For Future Mars Flights

Thelasko writes: Elon Musk is preparing to unveil his plans to colonize Mars at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress tomorrow. As a tease to his lecture, he has released some details about the Raptor engine on Twitter, including pictures. Mr. Musk states that, "Production Raptor coal is specific impulse of 382 seconds and thrust of 3 MN (~310 metric tons) at 300 bar." He goes on to note that the specific impulse spec is at Mars ambient pressure. The Raptor interplanetary engine is designed for use with Space X's Mars Colonial Transporter craft. Musk notes that the "chamber pressure runs three times what's present in the Merlin engine currently used to power Falcon 9," according to TechCrunch. "Merlin has specific impulse of 282 seconds (311 seconds in the vacuum of space), and a relatively paltry 654 kilonewton (0.6 MN) at sea level, or 716 kN (0.7 MN) in a vacuum. You can view a picture of the "Mach diamonds" here, which are visible in the engine's exhaust.

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Roller Coasters Could Help People Pass Kidney Stones, Says Study

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: Two researchers who took science to the amusement park say they've found that a thrilling roller coaster ride just might help people shake out pesky kidney stones. Dr. David Wartinger of Michigan State University said he'd heard patient after patient tell him about how they had passed kidney stones after riding one particular ride: the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Walt Disney World in Orlando. He and a colleague, Dr. Marc Mitchell, had also seen some media reports about people who passed kidney stones while bungee jumping and riding roller coasters. So they decided to leave East Lansing to head to Orlando in the name of medical research. To simulate the human body as best they could, they made an artificial human kidney model out of clear silicone gel and loaded it up with real human kidney stones. They rode the roller coaster holding their kidney contraption between them in a backpack positioned at kidney height. They took 20 rides and noted what happened to each kidney stone. Riding in the back of the roller coaster train seemed to really knock the kidney stones out, they reported in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. "Front seating on the roller coaster resulted in a passage rate of four of 24," they wrote. "Rear seating on the roller coaster resulted in a passage rate of 23 of 36." They mainly tested the one roller coaster ride, and it's a fairly simple one. "The Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster is not a terribly dynamic ride," Wartinger said. "It's not very fast. It is not very tall. It makes sharp left and right turns that have some vibration." Wartinger suspects many different thrill rides would have the same effect. "It's not like there anything unique about this one coaster," he said. The pair have now run their test 200 more times and say the findings are consistent. Now they want to try other amusement park rides.

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US Department of Labor Is Suing Peter Thiel's Startup 'Palantir' For Discriminating Against Asians

Palantir Technologies is a secretive start-up in Silicon Valley that specializes in big data analysis. It was founded in 2004 by Peter Thiel, Alex Karp, Joe Lonsdale, Stephen Cohen, and Nathan Gettings, and is backed by the FBI and CIA as it "helps government agencies track down terrorists and uncover financial fraud," according to Reuters. Today, the U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that it discriminated against Asian job applicants. Reuters reports: The lawsuit alleges Palantir routinely eliminated Asian applicants in the resume screening and telephone interview phases, even when they were as qualified as white applicants. In one example cited by the Labor Department, Palantir reviewed a pool of more than 130 qualified applicants for the role of engineering intern. About 73 percent of those who applied were Asian. The lawsuit, which covers Palantir's conduct between January 2010 and the present, said the company hired 17 non-Asian applicants and four Asians. "The likelihood that this result occurred according to chance is approximately one in a billion," said the lawsuit, which was filed with the department's Office of Administrative Law Judges. The majority of Palantir's hires as engineering interns, as well as two other engineering positions, "came from an employee referral system that disproportionately excluded Asians," the lawsuit said. Palantir denied the allegations in a statement and said it intends to "vigorously defend" against them. The lawsuit seeks relief for persons affected, including lost wages.

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Study: Earth Is At Its Warmest In 120,000 Years

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Washington Post: As part of her doctoral dissertation at Stanford University, Carolyn Snyder, now a climate policy official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, created a continuous 2 million year temperature record, much longer than a previous 22,000 year record. Snyder's temperature reconstruction, published Monday in the journal Nature, doesn't estimate temperature for a single year, but averages 5,000-year time periods going back a couple million years. Snyder based her reconstruction on 61 different sea surface temperature proxies from across the globe, such as ratios between magnesium and calcium, species makeup and acidity. But the further the study goes back in time, especially after half a million years, the fewer of those proxies are available, making the estimates less certain, she said. These are rough estimates with large margins of errors, she said. But she also found that the temperature changes correlated well to carbon dioxide levels. Temperatures averaged out over the most recent 5,000 years -- which includes the last 125 years or so of industrial emissions of heat-trapping gases -- are generally warmer than they have been since about 120,000 years ago or so, Snyder found. And two interglacial time periods, the one 120,000 years ago and another just about 2 million years ago, were the warmest Snyder tracked. They were about 3.6 degrees (2 degrees Celsius) warmer than the current 5,000-year average. Snyder said if climate factors are the same as in the past -- and that's a big if -- Earth is already committed to another 7 degrees or so (about 4 degrees Celsius) of warming over the next few thousand years. "This is based on what happened in the past, Snyder noted. "In the past it wasn't humans messing with the atmosphere."

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Trump Takes On 'Crooked Hillary' With Snapchat Geofilter

In an effort to appeal to more young voters, U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has unveiled a "geofilter" ad campaign for Snapchat that slaps on the banner phrase "Donald J. Trump vs. Crooked Hillary" to a user's photo and video Snaps. Ars Technica reports: "The ad rolled out to American Snapchat users today, just ahead of the 2016 presidential election's first major debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton (the debate starts tonight at 9pm EDT). The ad joins the usual geofilter available to Snapchat users, which usually list the name of a city or a nearby event as determined by GPS and time information. The campaign differs from the deluge of text, photo, and video ads that politicans have relied on in recent years, as it doesn't publish or display to the public without a personal photo or video attached. While other political campaigns have paid for geofilter ad campaigns on Snapchat in the past, including Clinton and Bernie Sanders, those have been timed and targeted for smaller-scale events like political conventions and primary voting periods. In a statement to CNN, the Clinton campaign said that Trump was "throwing his money into a fire pit," and it pointed out the ad's potential for backfiring, since "given Trump's deep unpopularity with young voters, [the ad's phrasing] will be used mainly at [his] own expense."

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Windows 10 Will Soon Run Edge In a Virtual Machine To Keep You Safe

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 will run its Edge browser in a lightweight virtual machine. Running the update in a virtual machine will make exploiting the browser and attacking the operating system or compromising user data more challenging. Called Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge, the new capability builds on the virtual machine-based security that was first introduced last summer in Windows 10. Windows 10's Virtualization Based Security (VBS) uses small virtual machines and the Hyper-V hypervisor to isolate certain critical data and processes from the rest of the system. The most important of these is Credential Guard, which stores network credentials and password hashes in an isolated virtual machine. This isolation prevents the popular MimiKatz tool from harvesting those password hashes. In turn, it also prevents a hacker from breaking into one machine and then using stolen credentials to spread to other machines on the same network. Credential Guard's virtual machine is very small and lightweight, running only a relatively simple process to manage credentials. Application Guard will go much further by running large parts of the Edge browser within a virtual machine. This virtual machine won't, however, need a full operating system running inside it -- just a minimal set of Windows features required to run the browser. Because Application Guard is running in a virtual machine it will have a much higher barrier between it and the host platform. It can't see other processes, it can't access local storage, it can't access any other installed applications, and, critically, it can't attack the kernel of the host system. In its first iteration, Application Guard will only be available for Edge. Microsoft won't provide an API or let other applications use it. As with other VBS features, Application Guard will also only be available to users of Windows 10 Enterprise, with administrative control through group policies. Administrators will be able to mark some sites as trusted, and those sites won't use the virtual machine. Admins also be able to control whether untrusted sites can use the clipboard or print.

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Researcher Modifies Sieve of Eratosthenes To Work With Less Physical Memory Space

grcumb writes: Peruvian mathematician Harald Helfgott made his mark on the history of mathematics by solving Goldbach's weak conjecture, which states that every odd number greater than 7 can be expressed as the sum of three prime numbers. Now, according to Scientific American, he's found a better solution to the sieve of Eratosthenes: "In order to determine with this sieve all primes between 1 and 100, for example, one has to write down the list of numbers in numerical order and start crossing them out in a certain order: first, the multiples of 2 (except the 2); then, the multiples of 3, except the 3; and so on, starting by the next number that had not been crossed out. The numbers that survive this procedure will be the primes. The method can be formulated as an algorithm." But now, Helfgott has found a method to drastically reduce the amount of RAM required to run the algorithm: "Now, inspired by combined approaches to the analytical 100-year-old technique called the circle method, Helfgott was able to modify the sieve of Eratosthenes to work with less physical memory space. In mathematical terms: instead of needing a space N, now it is enough to have the cube root of N." So what will be the impact of this? Will we see cheaper, lower-power encryption devices? Or maybe quicker cracking times in brute force attacks? Mathematician Jean Carlos Cortissoz Iriarte of Cornell University and Los Andes University offers an analogy: "Let's pretend that you are a computer and that to store data in your memory you use sheets of paper. If to calculate the primes between 1 and 1,000,000, you need 200 reams of paper (10,000 sheets), and with the algorithm proposed by Helfgott you will only need one fifth of a ream (about 100 sheets)," he says.

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ISP To FCC: Using The Internet Is Like Eating Oreos

New submitter Rick Schumann shares with us a report highlighting an analogy presented by an ISP that relates Double Stuf Oreos to the internet. Specifically, that Double Stuf Oreos cost more than regular Oreos, and therefore you should pay more for internet: The Consumerist reports: "Ars Technica first spotted the crumbly filing, from small (and much-loathed) provider Mediacom. Mediacom's comment is in response to the same proceeding that Netflix commented on earlier this month. However, while Netflix actually addressed data and the ways in which their customers use it, Mediacom went for the more metaphor-driven approach. The letter literally starts out under the header, 'You Have to Pay Extra For Double-Stuffed,' and posits that you, the consumer, are out for a walk with $2 in your pocket when you suddenly develop a ferocious craving for Oreo cookies." Of course their analogy is highly questionable, since transmitting data over a network doesn't actually consume anything, now does it? You eat the cookie, the cookie is gone, but you transmit data over a network, the network is still there and can transmit data endlessly. Mediacom's assertion that the Internet is like a cookie you eat, is like saying copying a file on your computer somehow diminishes or degrades the original file, which of course is ridiculous.

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Mozilla's Proposed Conclusion: Game Over For WoSign and Startcom?

Reader Zocalo writes: Over the last several months Mozilla has been investigating a large number of breaches of what Mozilla deems to be acceptable CA protocols by the Chinese root CA WoSign and their perhaps better known subsidiary StartCom, whose acquisition by WoSign is one of the issues in question. Mozilla has now published their proposed solution (GoogleDocs link), and it's not looking good for WoSign and Startcom. Mozilla's position is that they have lost trust in WoSign and, by association StartCom, with a proposed action to give WoSign and StartCom a "timeout" by distrusting any certificates issued after a date to be determined in the near future for a period of one year, essentially preventing them issuing any certificates that will be trusted by Mozilla. Attempts to circumvent this by back-dating the valid-from date will result in an immediate and permanent revocation of trust, and there are some major actions required to re-establish that trust at the end of the time out as well.This seems like a rather elegant, if somewhat draconian, solution to the issue of what to do when a CA steps out of line. Revoking trust for certificates issued after a given date does not invalidate existing certificates and thereby inconvenience their owners, but it does put a severe -- and potentially business-ending -- penalty on the CA in question. Basically, WoSign and StartCom will have a year where they cannot issue any new certificates that Mozilla will trust, and will also have to inform any existing customers that have certificate renewals due within that period they cannot do so and they will need to go else where -- hardly good PR! What does Slashdot think? Is Mozilla going too far here, or is their proposal justified and reasonable given WoSign's actions, making a good template for potential future breaches of trust by root CAs, particularly in the wake of other CA trust breaches by the likes of CNNIC, DigiNotar, and Symantec?

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Japanese To Pay Utility Bills Using Bitcoin

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Stack: Japanese citizens will soon be able to pay their utility bills using bitcoin. The facility is being provided by Coincheck Denki, a new service offered by the Japanese bitcoin company, which will be available to users in November. Coincheck outlined the new plan on its website. Also called 'Coincheck Electricity,' it will allow users to pay their electricity bills directly from their Coincheck bitcoin wallet. It also offers a discount plan for heavy users of electricity, with 4-6% of the total bill discounted for heavy users of electricity who pay in bitcoin. Coincheck's parent company, Reju Press, initially partnered with Mitsuwa Inc., to create the bitcoin payment system. Coincheck now works with Mitsuwa subsidiary E-Net Inc., and has formed a partnership with Marubeni Power Retail Corporation, which operates power plants in 17 locations in central Japan. Marubeni has offices in 66 countries worldwide, although no plans have been announced to take the bitcoin payment option outside of Japan. While the initial bitcoin payment rollout is for electricity bills, Coincheck plans to expand its offerings to bitcoin payment for 'life infrastructure,' to include payment of gas, water and mobile phone bills. It may even partner with landlords to allow customers of Coincheck to pay rent using bitcoin. The bitcoin payment plan will be rolled out in Chubu, Kanto (including Tokyo) and Kansai regions to start, with additional areas to be added sequentially. The company hopes to offer bitcoin payment options to one million electric customers within the first year.

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China's Giant Radio Telescope Begins Searching For Signals From Space

Years of work and millions of dollars later, China finished its alien-hunting telescope in May this year. Now the country says its telescope has begun its operation. The company flipped the switch over the weekend, hoping to find signals from stars and galaxies -- and more importantly from extraterrestrial life. The telescope also illustrates China's growing ambition to stay among the frontrunners in space efforts. AP reports: Beijing has poured billions into such ambitious scientific projects as well as its military-backed space program, which saw the launch of China's second space station earlier this month. Measuring 500 metres in diameter, the radio telescope is nestled in a natural basin within a stunning landscape of lush green karst formations in southern Guizhou province. It took five years and $180 million to complete and surpasses that of the 300-meter Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, a dish used in research on stars that led to a Nobel Prize. The official Xinhua News Agency said hundreds of astronomers and enthusiasts watched the launch of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, in the county of Pingtang. Researchers quoted by state media said FAST would search for gravitational waves, detect radio emissions from stars and galaxies and listen for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life. "The ultimate goal of FAST is to discover the laws of the development of the universe," Qian Lei, an associate researcher with the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told state broadcaster CCTV. "In theory, if there is civilization in outer space, the radio signal it sends will be similar to the signal we can receive when a pulsar (spinning neutron star) is approaching us," Qian said.

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As We Speak, Teen Social Site Is Leaking Millions Of Plaintext Passwords

Dan Goodin, reporting for ArsTechnica: A social hangout website for teenage girls has sprung a leak that's exposing plaintext passwords protecting as many as 5.5 million user accounts. As this post went live, all attempts to get the leak plugged had failed. Operators of i-Dressup didn't respond to messages sent by Ars informing them that a hacker has already downloaded more than 2.2 million of the improperly stored account credentials. The hacker said it took him about three weeks to obtain the cache and that there's nothing stopping him or others from downloading the entire database of slightly more than 5.5 million entries. The hacker said he acquired the e-mail addresses and passwords by using a SQL injection attack that exploited vulnerabilities in the i-Dressup website. The hacker provided the 2.2 million account credentials both to Ars and breach notification service Have I Been Pwned?. By plugging randomly selected e-mail addresses into the forgotten password section of i-Dressup, both Ars and Have I Been Pwned? principal Troy Hunt found that they all were used to register accounts on the site. Ars then used the contact us page on i-Dressup to privately notify operators of the vulnerability, but more than five days later, no one has responded and the bug remains unfixed.

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Have Become Top Carbon Polluters

Transportation is likely to surpass the electricity sector in 2016 as the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States, according to a new analysis of government data, MIT Technology reports. From the article: In 2008, the global financial crisis caused widespread declines in energy use. In the U.S., that coincided with the early stages of a large-scale shift away from coal toward cleaner-burning natural gas as a way to generate electricity. As a result, carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector have continued to decline from their 2007 peak, even as the economy has resumed growing. The trend line for the transportation sector is less encouraging. Transportation emissions have begun rising as the economy rebounds. John DeCicco at the University of Michigan Energy Institute, who wrote the study, attributes the rebound we've seen during the past four years to straightforward causes: economic recovery and more affordable fuel prices. Vehicle sales numbers have been rising for several years, in particular for trucks and SUVs, and people are traveling more miles.

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Plex Cloud Means Saying Goodbye To the Always-On PC

Finally, you don't need an always-on PC or any other network-attached storage device if you want to use Plex's media player. The company has announced that it now allows you to stream TV shows and movies from your own collection via a new online option called Plex Cloud. From a report on The Verge: Plex is giving the world another reason to subscribe to Plex Pass subscriptions today with the launch of Plex Cloud. As the name suggests, Plex Cloud eliminates the need to run the Plex Media Server on a computer or Networked Attached Storage (NAS) in your house. It does, however, require a subscription to Amazon Drive ($59.99 per year for unlimited storage) and the aforementioned Plex Pass ($4.99 per month or $39.99 per year). Plex Cloud functions just like a regular Plex Media Server giving you access to your media -- no matter how you acquire it -- from an incredibly broad range of devices. Most, but not all Plex features are available in today's beta.

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12 Things You Need to Watch on Hulu in October
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12 Things You Need to Watch on Hulu in October
Hulu is out to be your go-to destination for streaming movies. Here's what's coming to the service next month. The post 12 Things You Need to Watch on Hulu in October appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the ‘Wire Center’ That Connected Manhattan to the World
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:51 +0000

Inside the ‘Wire Center’ That Connected Manhattan to the World
Hundreds of thousands of wires once serviced 200,000 landlines. This is the building where it all happened. The post Inside the ‘Wire Center’ That Connected Manhattan to the World appeared first on WIRED.

Tesla Responds to Chinese Hack With a Major Security Upgrade
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:11 +0000

Tesla Responds to Chinese Hack With a Major Security Upgrade
When researchers at the Chinese firm Tencent hacked a Tesla S, the carmaker pushed out a new security feature known as code signing to millions of vehicles. The post Tesla Responds to Chinese Hack With a Major Security Upgrade appeared first on WIRED.

Why I Won’t Get the Genetic Test for Breast Cancer
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:07 +0000

Why I Won’t Get the Genetic Test for Breast Cancer
BRCA is a powerful tool to estimate cancer risk, but it's not a crystal ball. And I don't want the results of one imperfect test to propel me into surgery. The post Why I Won’t Get the Genetic Test for Breast Cancer appeared first on WIRED.

Great Weatherproof Gear That’ll Keep You PFC-Free This Autumn
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:57:51 +0000

Great Weatherproof Gear That’ll Keep You PFC-Free This Autumn
We pulled together a head-to-toe roundup of PFC-free gear for your upcoming wintry season. The post Great Weatherproof Gear That'll Keep You PFC-Free This Autumn appeared first on WIRED.

How YouTube Reinvented Itself for the Next Billion Users
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:01:16 +0000

How YouTube Reinvented Itself for the Next Billion Users
YouTube Go is a brand-new YouTube app made for a brand-new audience. The post How YouTube Reinvented Itself for the Next Billion Users appeared first on WIRED.

Presenting the Best Tweets of the First Presidential Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:17:03 +0000

Presenting the Best Tweets of the First Presidential Debate
Last night's presidential debate was the most tweeted debate ever. Here are the highlights. The post Presenting the Best Tweets of the First Presidential Debate appeared first on WIRED.

Debate Organizers Are Forcing Press to Pay $200 for Wi-Fi
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:09:10 +0000

Debate Organizers Are Forcing Press to Pay $200 for Wi-Fi
Journalists must shut off their personal hotspots and pay up for an essential tool. The post Debate Organizers Are Forcing Press to Pay $200 for Wi-Fi appeared first on WIRED.

NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:37:06 +0000

NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa
It's not aliens. Everyone calm the heck down. The post NASA Finds More Evidence of Water Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa appeared first on WIRED.

Reissue of the Voyager Golden Record Will Be the Greatest Album in the Universe
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:25:13 +0000

Reissue of the Voyager Golden Record Will Be the Greatest Album in the Universe
The reissue will sit at "the awesome intersection of science and art and design that’s meant to instill a sense of wonder and spark the imagination.” The post Reissue of the Voyager Golden Record Will Be the Greatest Album in the Universe appeared first on WIRED.


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Inside Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts' Split: "It's Been a Long Time Coming," Source Says
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, SAG Awards 2016, CouplesHollywood just keeps on surprising us when it comes to relationship statuses. Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts caught pop culture fans off guard Monday afternoon when they announced their...

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Break Up: Everything We've Learned in the Span of a Week
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Brad Pitt, Angelina JolieIt was one week ago Monday that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage. The public learned about Brangelina's split the following day, and as...

The First Couple's Celeb Pals: When the Obamas Leave the White House, Does the Friendship With Beyonc and Jay Z Follow?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT

First Lady Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneresFrom Beyonc to Larry David to John Legend, the Obamas have made some very high-profile friends during their nearly eight years living at the White House. But as President Barack Obama's...

The Presidential Debate as Explained by Pop Culture
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT

Presidential Debate As Explained By Pop CultureAll eyes were on Long Island. On Monday night, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gathered for the first of what will eventually be a series of four debates leading up to the presidential...

The Internet Breaks Down What Happened During the First 2016 Presidential Debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:17:00 GMT

Donald Trump, Hillary ClintonAnd just like that, the first presidential debate for Decision 2016 has come to an end. On Monday evening, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came together at Hofstra University in Long...

The Real Housewives of Orange County's Portrait of a Marriage (Kelly Dodd's, to Be Exact)
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT

Kelly Dodd, Real Housewives of Orange CountyIn what was otherwise a snoozy episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County (Are we in Ireland yet?!), newbie Housewife Kelly Dodd's unique living situation and strained marriage were put...

Dancing with the Stars Week 3: Whose Face Off Was the Best Face Off?
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:30:16 GMT

DWTS, Dancing with the StarsHappy face-off challenge night! For some reason, the DWTS stars did not dress as dancing presidents as they competed against other stars for immunity, which if you ask us is a real...

Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber Prove You Can Split Without Drama: 8 More Famous Couples Who've Called It Quits Peacefully
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:00:46 GMT

Amicable Couple SplitsJust because the relationship ends doesn't mean the drama has to begin. Whether it's the biggest A-list couple in Hollywood or the average pair down the street, calling it quits...

Justin Theroux Reveals His Favorite Jennifer Aniston Movie (and It'll Probably Surprise You)
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:46:00 GMT

Jennifer Aniston, Justin TherouxJennifer Aniston has been in countless movies, so picking your favorite one may be a bit difficult. However, we decided to put hubby Justin Theroux up to the task when we caught up with...

Rob Kardashian Receives Support From Yolanda Hadid After Discussing His Health Struggles on Rob & Chyna: Watch!
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:34:49 GMT

Yolanda Foster, Robert KardashianRob Kardashian just received a very sweet tweet! Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid showed her support for Rob on Twitter by sending him a very encouraging...

Inside the $2.4 Million Home Leonardo DiCaprio Just Put on the Market
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:20:30 GMT

Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio is saying goodbye to Studio City. Or his portfolio is, at least. A 3,407-square-foot home the 41-year-old actor snatched up in 2014 for $2.05 million is now on the...

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts Split After 11 Years Together
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:49:00 GMT

Liev Schreiber, Naomi WattsSay it ain't so! As fans continue to mourn the separation of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, E! News learns that another longtime Hollywood couple has decided to call it quits. Liev...

Miami Marlins Will Retire No. 16 in Honor of Jos Fernndez
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:46:00 GMT

Miami Marlins, Jose Fernandez #16 JerseyThe Miami Marlins have announced that they will retire Jos Fernndez No.16 in memory of the late pitcher, according to NBC 6. The 24-year-old's entire team paid tribute to him...

James Franco and Christian Slater's King Cobra Trailer Gives Us a Glimpse Into the Dramatic World of Gay Porn
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:37:48 GMT

James FrancoJames Franco and Christian Slater are giving us a sneak peak into a whole new world. The trailer for King Cobra has finally surfaced on the Internet, and we're telling you right...

Tatyana Ali's Baby Boy's Name Revealed! Find Out What the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Star Named Her Newborn
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:32:00 GMT

Tatyana AliLadies and gentlemen, the wait is finally over! Just three days after E! News exclusively confirmed that Tatyana Ali welcomed her first child into the world, we now have the name of her...

Modern Family to Feature One of TV's First Openly Transgender Child Actors
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:31:00 GMT

Modern FamilyLily's making a landmark new friend on Modern Family. Eight year-old transgender actor Jackson Millarker will guest star in this week's episode of Modern Family as Lily's...

The Cost of Being Kate Middleton: All the Details on Everything the Duchess Is Wearing in Canada
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:06:00 GMT

Kate Middleton, Duchess of CambridgeFor Kate Middleton, a royal tour always requires a lot of smiling, waving and shaking hands--but more importantly, it requires a flawless fashion game. With the eyes of the world upon her for the...

Kym Johnson to Fill In for Erin Andrews as Dancing With the Stars Co-Host
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:50:00 GMT

Kym Johnson, Erin AndrewsDancing With the Stars is keeping it in the family. Kym Johnson is set to fill in for Erin Andrews as the ABC reality hit's co-host for Monday and Tuesday night's shows, E! News...

Brad Pitt Hasn't Seen His Children Since Angelina Jolie Filed for Divorce: How He Hopes to ''Work Things Out''
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:42:00 GMT

Brad Pitt, Angelina JolieIt's been one week since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, and news of the couple's split has only continued to raise more questions. Many have wondered how...

Everything Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and Chelsea Clinton Talked About on Their Triple Date
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:39:00 GMT

Matt Damon, Luciana Barroso, Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky, John Krazinski, Emily BluntOh, to be a fly on that wall. Last night in New York City, there were arguably hundreds if not thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of dates going on across the city. Lovers were...


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Like 2016 campaign, first debate defies convention
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:09:00 -0400

Donald Trump declared himself the winner, but those in his inner circle worried Hillary Clinton scored more points than they anticipated

Commentary: Clinton won, Trump lost -- and here's what comes next
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:01:31 -0400

Was Monday's debate the moment that finally finished Trump? Don't be so sure

Perspective on the "new Cold War"
published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:05:34 -0400

A veteran reporter who covered the old Cold War discusses how a new one is brewing: David Martin talks to "60 Minutes Overtime"

Eye Opener: Trump, Clinton clash in fiery debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:16:33 -0400

Your world in 90 seconds

Fact checking the first Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:25:02 -0400

Angry Charlotte residents call on mayor, police chief to quit
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:03:47 -0400

Details of Jose Fernandez's final hours revealed
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:34:20 -0400

Most memorable debate moments
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Key moments and match-ups on the road to the White House

This tech giant is giving Apple a run for its money
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:08:08 -0400

Amber Alert leads to 3 bodies; mom of 2 tots charged with murder
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:17:49 -0400

Former police chief convicted of killing young, pregnant fiancee
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:12:05 -0400

The cheapest U.S. cities for renters
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:08:05 -0400

Workers to politicians: Fix the retirement system
published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:24:01 -0400

Economic forces that can turn protests into riots
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:18:54 -0400

Rich with a DUI? Your car insurance premium may not suffer
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:46:16 -0400

Foreign reaction to the 1st Trump vs. Clinton debate
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Cops: Houston gunman was wearing military garb with Nazi emblem
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Fast-moving wildfire erupts in California mountains
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:05:56 -0400

Suspects, victims in SoCal triple slaying were animal costume "furries"
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:43:35 -0400

Colombia, FARC sign historic peace accord ending half-century conflict
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:06:27 -0400

Water plumes spotted above Jupiter's moon Europa
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:46:17 -0400

Thousands flee homes in Cedar Rapids ahead of floodwaters
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How to maximize your business-use-of-a-car tax deduction
published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:31:45 -0400

Are elephants herds learning to avoid human predators?
published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:04:34 -0400

Notable deaths in 2016
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A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity

Mother uncovers impact of son's organ donation
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Riding a roller coaster may have surprising health benefit
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Breathtaking Hubble Telescope images
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Since it was launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has sent breathtaking images back from the deepest corners of space

Prince William, Kate tour Vancouver without kids day after Trudeau denied high-five
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Today in history: Kennedy-Nixon debate
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The first-ever presidential televised debates took place 56 years ago on Sept. 26, 1960

Poachers have a new target in southeast Asia
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Will and Kate in Canada
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The royals are on an eight-day tour of Canada--their first as a family of four

This Morning from CBS News, Sept. 27, 2016
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Who won the debate? It depends who you ask, but we can tell you who was telling fibs, and when, and we look at bad cops who keep finding new jobs

Who won the debate?
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CBS News analysts and some pundits weigh in

Watch: 2016 Presidential debate
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump address the first question of their debate: "Achieving Prosperity" and how they'll deal with growing income inequality in the country

Trump on "your president" remark
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:42:29 -0400

Donald Trump tells CBS News' Major Garrett why he called Barack Obama "your president" to Hillary Clinton during the first presidential debate

Trump steals social media spotlight during first debate
published: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:50:51 -0400

According to data released by Twitter and Facebook, the Republican nominee generated more conversation than his Democratic rival

Trump pushes back on comments against Rosie O'Donnell, others
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Clinton reminded the debate audience that Trump has "called women pigs, slobs, and dogs"