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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Bitcoin, Nobel Peace Prize: Your Monday Briefing
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:37 GMT

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

Vote in 2 Days, Alabama Senator Says Party Can ‘Do Better’ Than Roy Moore
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:44:22 GMT

Senator Richard C. Shelby, a fixture of Republican politics in Alabama for a generation, sent a clear message to his state’s voters with an appearance on national television.

With Alabama Senate Race Defined by Scandal, Policy Issues Are Overlooked
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:59:36 GMT

Alabama struggles with health care, education and infrastructure. But such issues have often been forgotten during the race between Doug Jones and Roy S. Moore.

Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:22:42 GMT

The comments by Ms. Haley, the United Nations ambassador, were a break from the administration’s assertions that the allegations have no merit and should be dismissed.

Trump’s Way: Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:05:09 GMT

With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to a draw.

Trump, Rejecting Calls to Stay Away, Speaks at Civil Rights Museum
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:52:12 GMT

In Jackson, Miss., the president hailed heroes of the civil rights movement even as activists and politicians said his presence insulted the effort to confront the state’s history.

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:02:22 GMT

The president said the reporter, Dave Weigel, should be fired for a photo he posted on Twitter of a sparsely filled arena before a rally for the president in Florida.

Under Trump, E.P.A. Has Slowed Actions Against Polluters, and Put Limits on Enforcement Officers
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:15:16 GMT

An analysis of enforcement data at the E.P.A. shows a substantial drop in activity against polluters when compared to the Obama and Bush administrations.

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:20:16 GMT

When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.

Mosul Journal: After Fall of ISIS, Iraq’s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:17:49 GMT

The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.

Jerusalem: It’s Tense, Crowded and Can Feel Like a Jail
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:07:50 GMT

For residents of Jerusalem, over which the world has been battling for thousands of years, everyday frictions can be draining on both sides of the Green Line.

The Interpreter: The Jerusalem Issue, Explained
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:27:59 GMT

What Mr. Trump’s announcement means for the city, the conflict and the world.

Protests in Lebanon Near U.S. Embassy After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:09:38 GMT

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters outside the embassy near Beirut.

Op-Ed Contributor: Roy Moore’s Alabama
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:47:37 GMT

Winston County once opposed secession but now enthusiastically supports Donald Trump. What does that tell us about Roy Moore’s chances?

Op-Ed Contributor: The Man Who Danced on the Heads of Snakes
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:52:48 GMT

For decades, Ali Abdullah Saleh seemed welded to Yemen’s landscape. Now he’s gone.

Loose Ends: Office Secret Santa Guidelines for 2017
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:46:02 GMT

Remember, this is voluntary! No forcing colleagues to participate — in gift giving, or anything.

Opinion: My Generation Thought Women Were Empowered. Did We Deceive Ourselves?
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:07:29 GMT

Rethinking a lifetime of sexism in the #MeToo moment.

Opinion: Palestinians’ Dashed Hopes for Jerusalem
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:30:01 GMT

A West Bank demonstration may have been a mild beginning to a sustained violent expression by Palestinians.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:48:43 GMT

Preserving my identity as a Christian conservative means turning away from two movements that have shaped my life.

Editorial: The Looting of America’s Public Lands
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:58:25 GMT

Mr. Trump thinks the environment has gotten too good a deal, so he eliminated two million acres from national monuments in Utah.

Opinion: I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You’ve Been Had.
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:44:30 GMT

The pedestrian origin story of the triple cleanse and snail slime face serum.

On Campus: The Importance of Dumb Mistakes in College
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:10:16 GMT

Students deserve the chance to try out ideas without incurring the wrath of the entire internet.

Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:00:54 GMT

Haider al-Abadi said, “Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,” but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.

Max Clifford, Celebrity Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapsing in Prison
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:21:39 GMT

Mr. Clifford, once Britain’s highest-profile publicity agent, was serving an eight-year sentence for assaulting woman and girls as young as 15.

As Venezuela Opposition Shuns Vote, Many Feel It’s a ‘Waste of Time’
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:25:05 GMT

Voter turnout in Venezuela’s municipal elections was low as many considered the results a foregone conclusion: domination by President Nicolás Maduro and his party.

Three Arrested After Firebomb Attack on Swedish Synagogue
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:47:00 GMT

No one was injured after a masked gang tossed Molotov cocktails at the building in Gothenburg, but three men were held on suspicion of arson.

Boris Johnson Leaves Iran With Fate of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Unclear
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:05:57 GMT

After the British foreign minister met with President Hassan Rouhani and expressed concern about the detained British-Iranian national, her husband said he felt renewed hope.

Can Marriott Keep Starwood’s Culture of Cool, and Its Customers?
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:00:17 GMT

For the Marriott-Starwood combination to succeed, top-tier loyalty program members like our writer must not flee. Here’s what would keep him in the fold.

With Al Franken Coming Home, Minnesotans Watch and Reel
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:12:45 GMT

In a state that prides itself on clean politics, Minnesotans seemed puzzled and dazed to be the latest focal point for the nation’s reckoning with sexual harassment.

Harassment All Around, Afghan Women Weigh Risks of Speaking Out
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:32:50 GMT

Watching the “Me, Too” campaign, some Afghan women are more willing to talk about assaults. But the danger to their lives if they do has not diminished.

Big City: We Need to Talk About Balthus
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:57:51 GMT

The Metropolitan Museum declined to rethink its display of a painting of a girl in a sexualized pose, even as country reckons with the miseries inflicted on women by celebrated men.

Five Travel Stories From 2017 to Help You Escape Into the World
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:24:52 GMT

From the coastlines of Europe to remote Kodiak Island, Alaska, here are five of our favorite stories to help you explore the world from your comfort of your screen.

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Nureyev’ Opens at Bolshoi After Delay and Much Speculation
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:24:58 GMT

The ballet had its premiere on Saturday in front of a starry crowd that didn’t include its director, who’s under house arrest.

Porgs, Ewoks and Rathtars: A Field Guide to ‘Star Wars’ Creatures
published: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:29:42 GMT

A quick look at new animals from "The Last Jedi" as well as some old favorites.

Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:00:23 GMT

Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.

Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 04:08:16 GMT

Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.

Golden State Warriors’ Go-to Guy Doesn’t Play a Minute
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:02:22 GMT

Laundry, luggage, logistics ... there are 48 minutes in an N.B.A. game and about 20 hours in Eric Housen’s workday as he guides the team from one city to the next.

Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:25:50 GMT

Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.

The Look: After-School Special
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:22:54 GMT

Andre Wagner captured the brief window when kids run New York.

The Power of Touch, Especially for Men
published: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:59:50 GMT

Even in our touch-averse culture, men need platonic physical contact.

Trilobites: Why We ‘Hear’ Some Silent GIFs
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:05:13 GMT

There are no audio tracks with these looping images, but some people really do “hear” them, neuroscientists say.

Voices: Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old
published: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:43:07 GMT

Soon after my 50th birthday, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.” Ten years on, I’m still adding to it.

Matter: Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:32:36 GMT

In an experiment with science fiction implications, neurologists say they taught monkeys to play a game by stimulating their brains with electrodes.

The Adopted Black Baby, and the White One Who Replaced Her
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:57:30 GMT

Amid the simmering racial tensions of the time, a family in Illinois made a wrenching decision that sent a black girl and a white girl on diverging paths.

He’s 22. She’s 81. Their Friendship Is Melting Hearts.
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:37:17 GMT

The two met on the Words With Friends app, and photos of their in-person meeting delighted thousands of people on social media.

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Israel and the Art of the Giveaway
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:41:49 GMT

I’ve never seen a president give up so much to so many for so little.

Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:27:21 GMT

The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that “inside they’re hurting.”


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Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:43:29 -0500

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Roy Moore campaign casts Alabama race as referendum on Trump
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:44:18 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The campaign of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct, appealed on Sunday to President Donald Trump's supporters, saying a vote for Moore would be a vote for Trump's agenda.

Bitcoin futures start trading on CBOE exchange
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:55:36 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The newest way to bet on bitcoin arrived on Sunday, with futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm starting trading for the first time.

Exclusive: U.S. mall owner GGP rejects Brookfield Property's $14.8 billion offer - sources
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:31:46 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - GGP Inc , one of the largest owners and operators of U.S. shopping centers, has rejected a $14.8 billion buyout offer from its biggest shareholder, Brookfield Property Partners LP , people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:30:59 -0500

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities on Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought to save homes in the face of gusty winds that have fueled blazes across the state for nearly a week.

Haley: Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:44:35 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if she is accusing President Donald Trump.

Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:25:16 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties.

Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:15:20 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins, whose support was crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this month, said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leaders.

Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:28:06 -0500

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling "victory day" in Arabic.

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:47:55 -0500

MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.


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Democrat says GOP accusations of bias in the Russia investigation are efforts to discredit future charges
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:28:09 GMT

Rep. Adam Schiff is dismissing the GOP's accusations of bias in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, saying they're partisan efforts to discredit the significance of the investigation's potential findings.

Rep. Schiff: Evidence of Russian collusion is damning
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:53:59 GMT

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says the signs of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign are damning.

FBI email: Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts for security clearance
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:35:42 GMT

A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator.

Opinion: Fox News outrage against Mueller hits wrong target
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:02:49 GMT

Outrage! That's what we saw from some Fox News on-air personalities this past week. So why the Fox freak-out? Simple: Robert Mueller's investigation.

Carl Bernstein: Fox hosts are abetting a cover-up
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:33:24 GMT

Carl Bernstein says that many Fox News hosts are "abetting a cover-up" by attacking Robert Mueller's investigation while seeming oblivious to the President Trump's factual errors.

Moore in 2011: Getting rid of amendments after 10th would 'eliminate many problems'
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:58:00 GMT

Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore appeared on a conspiracy-driven radio show twice in 2011, where he told the hosts in an interview that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the Tenth Amendment would 'eliminate many problems' in the way the US government is structured.

Shelby: Alabama can do better than Moore
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:18:00 GMT

Sen. Richard Shelby says he wants a Republican elected to the Senate on Tuesday to represent Alabama, but that he didn't vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election.

Roy Moore says he never molested anyone
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:39:00 GMT

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore denied that he has ever molested anyone and repeated that he has never met the women who have accused of him sexual assault in an interview with "The Voice of Alabama Politics" on Sunday.

UN Ambassador Haley cites 'will of American people' on Jerusalem decision
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:27:21 GMT

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday cited "the will of the American people" in defending President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy there.

Pence and Abbas won't meet, vice president's office confirms
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:59:24 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence's office confirmed Sunday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with Pence during his upcoming trip to the Middle East following the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Crucial 48 hours at Mar-a-Lago may hold answers
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:06:20 GMT

A critical 48-hour timeline at Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate in December 2017 could hold answers in the Russia investigation. CNN's Dave Briggs has more.

Clerk says judge made her look at porn
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:39:23 GMT

A powerful and prominent appeals court judge is being accused of sexual misconduct by six clerks or more junior staffers who worked with him, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Another environmental reversal under Trump
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:49:57 GMT

A wilderness refuge protected since the Eisenhower administration could have a road carved right through it

Sirius XM faces celebrity backlash after Steve Bannon rejoins radio show
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:51:56 GMT

Steve Bannon's return to a radio hosting gig is kicking up some celebrity backlash.

California Governor: Extreme wildfires are 'the new normal'
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:20:33 GMT

Gov. Jerry Brown has a sobering message for Southern Californians after a week of raging wildfires: This is your new normal.

'Time is of the essence,' UN official says after N. Korea visit
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:35:46 GMT

Nuclear destruction 'one impulsive tantrum away,' Nobel winners warn
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:21:31 GMT

The winners of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize have warned countries that possess nuclear weapons to eliminate their "instruments of insanity" or risk mutual destruction.

Israeli army destroys tunnel from Gaza
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:30:21 GMT

An incomplete tunnel running for more than a kilometer from Gaza into southern Israel has been destroyed, Israel's army announced on Sunday.

Disgraced celebrity publicist dies
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:46 GMT

Max Clifford, the UK's best-known celebrity publicist whose clients included OJ Simpson, has died in prison aged 74, the UK's Ministry of Justice told CNN.

Trump's fast-food meal is a diet-buster
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:58:31 GMT

On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump's typical McDonald's meal contained nearly a day's worth of calories and sodium, almost double the recommended daily dose of saturated fat and 2 times the sugar he should eat in a day, according to US Dietary Guidelines.

Heavy snow causes travel chaos in UK
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:48:33 GMT

Heavy snow fell in many parts of the UK on Sunday as Storm Caroline, the biggest storm so far this year, caused widespread disruption with road and air travel severely affected.

'SNL': Kids grill Santa on political scandals
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:36:51 GMT

A group of precocious kids had some tough questions for Santa Claus on "Saturday Night Live."

Injured Lindsey Vonn pulls out of race
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:05:44 GMT

She's targeting a historic season but Lindsey Vonn pulled out of a race in St. Moritz after injuring her back Saturday.

The dark side of Obamacare coverage
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:49:11 GMT

What on Earth is going on with bitcoin?
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:23:37 GMT

Teen forced into prostitution
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:56:30 GMT

17-year-old Becky left Nigeria in search of the European dream. Instead, she was forced into prostitution in Italy.

'Coco' is more than a box office hit
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:23:53 GMT

A little boy wielding a special guitar has made beautiful music at the box office since "Coco" debuted in theaters last month.

The 8 coolest futuristic car features
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:24:41 GMT

US ship that fired first WWII shots found
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:20:01 GMT

The wreckage of the USS Ward has been found off the coast of the Philippines. The Ward is credited with sinking a Japanese submarine shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Refinance rates take a sharp decline

People we've lost this year
published: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:41:54 GMT

A look back at notable people who have died in 2017.

The year in pictures

The most popular GIFs of the year
published: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:29:46 GMT

2017, man. We laughed, we cried, we cry-laughed and, when words failed us, we relied on the sage power of GIFs and memes to communicate the deep unease coursing just under the surface of our daily existence.

Guinness releases world record holders
published: Fri, 01 Dec 2017 04:31:35 GMT

Guinness has released its list of 2018 world record holders, including the largest hula hoop spun and highest upward basketball shot.

Dictionary.com names its word of the year
published: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:42:36 GMT

Do you think 2017 has been a lousy year for the world? Then you'll probably agree with Dictionary.com's choice for its Word of the Year.

Time awards Person of the Year
published: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:22:51 GMT

Baker Mayfield deserved to win Heisman, despite his antics

'I'm going to die ... over a pair of sneakers'

Yankees' next dynasty is finally complete

Inside the Queen's home
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:36:26 GMT

Historic residences don't get much more regal than Buckingham Palace in London.

Rapper acts as weatherman on live TV
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:56:19 GMT

Chance the Rapper made an appearance on a local Chicago news station where he tried his hand as a weatherman on live TV.

She's 'Mama Rosie' to more than 5,000 children in need
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:26:45 GMT

When Rosie Mashale moved to Khayelitsha -- Cape Town, South Africa's largest township -- she was alarmed to see children in the dump near her home, scavenging for something to eat.

The easy way to catch up on politics
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 03:14:37 GMT

Sen. Al Franken leaves the US Capitol on Thursday after announcing his plans to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment. The Minnesota Democrat said he plans to step down "in the coming weeks," and he decried the "irony" of his doing so as President Donald Trump and US Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, both of whom have been accused of sexual harassment, continue their political careers.

Randi Zuckerberg's pop-up kitchen serves up tech for kids
published: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:27:12 GMT

Sony unleashes the cuteness with new robot dog
published: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:34:03 GMT

Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city
published: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:17:16 GMT

Nobel laureate: There is one way to prevent nuclear war
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:15:21 GMT

How much is the GOP willing to sacrifice?
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:47:43 GMT

This Tuesday, the GOP faces a defining moment. With Donald Trump in the White House and the possibility of Roy Moore in the Senate, the nation is watching closely to see whether the GOP is becoming the party of the GOB -- the good old boys.

For many evangelicals, Jerusalem is about prophecy, not politics
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:05:42 GMT

Why Democrats will win the future
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:14:59 GMT

If you think the Pence rule works, think again
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:35:25 GMT

Cop who killed Walter Scott got off too easy
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:06:04 GMT

Walter Scott and his family got a bit of justice Thursday when a judge decided to sentence former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager to 20 years in a federal prison. That's a serious consequence for a serious crime, a fact anyone who understands anything about the American prison system knows well.

Huge mortgage rate drop. May be last chance to refi.

These MDs treat liver bile duct disease

The fastest way to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt

Alabama voters struggle with whether to support Roy Moore
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:15:05 GMT

Roy Moore is forcing Alabama Republicans to ask themselves some tough questions.

Where Congress stands on GOP tax plan, shutdown
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:15:34 GMT

Republican leaders in Congress are charging toward the end of the year with two major goals in mind: Passing a landmark overhaul of the US tax system and keeping the federal government running.

Rep. Franks changes resignation date to Friday
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:27:40 GMT

Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks, who said Thursday he would resign in January after the House Ethics Committee said it would investigate allegations against him of sexual harassment, announced he will instead resign effective Friday.

Trump's false claim about Hillary and the FBI
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:07:46 GMT

Jake Tapper looks at President Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI and was not punished. Read more at FactCheck.org

Trump deputy national security adviser leaving White House
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:26:28 GMT

Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser to President Donald Trump, plans to leave the White House after the President's first year in office, multiple senior administration officials confirm to CNN.

Why they're telling the world about their stillborn daughter
published: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 04:27:04 GMT

When Heather Hyden learned that she was pregnant, she was overjoyed. Hyden wanted to have a child with her partner, Jimmy Earley, and the pair was thrilled to bring a new person into their community in Lexington, Kentucky.

Woman's eye damaged after viewing eclipse
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:24:33 GMT

On August 21, 26-year-old Nia Payne was hoping to view the solar eclipse in Staten Island, New York. What she didn't expect was to end up in the emergency room with a crescent shape blocking the center of her vision.

Spanking can lead to violence later
published: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:18:06 GMT

Do you believe in spanking? If so, you might be setting your child up for a future of increased aggression.

'Crown' star Matt Smith on who should play Meghan Markle
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:29:16 GMT

Meghan Markle is not only joining Britain's real royal family, she could also have a part in the fictitious one.

'Last Jedi' could have $190M-$215M opener
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:06:37 GMT

'Big Little Lies' Season 2 is happening
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:31:08 GMT

No lie: "Big Little Lies" is officially coming back for another season.

Steven Tyler opens home for abused girls
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:22:30 GMT

When Steven Tyler co-wrote Aerosmith's hit "Janie's Got a Gun" almost 30 years ago, he knew he wanted to help young women who had been abused.

Margot Robbie earns high marks in 'I, Tonya'
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:45:10 GMT

"I, Tonya" announces up front that it's based on "irony free, wildly contradictory" interviews with the participants, yielding a darkly satiric comedy with the tenor of a Coen brothers movie. Elevated by Margot Robbie and Allison Janney's shimmering performances, this entertaining account of those strange events earns the sort of high marks for creative interpretation that its protagonist complained eluded her.

10 best beaches for airport layovers
published: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:06:36 GMT


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Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:53:33 GMT

President Maduro says the three main opposition parties cannot compete against him in 2018.

Netanyahu: Palestinians must face reality over Jerusalem
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:15:35 GMT

Israel's prime minister says Jerusalem has "never been the capital of any other people".

California wildfires: Santa Barbara threatened by Thomas fire
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:51:35 GMT

Fresh evacuations are ordered as the largest of the state's wildfires burns largely uncontrolled.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Ican warns nuclear war 'a tantrum away'
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:44:58 GMT

Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Ican's Beatrice Fihn appears to refer to the North Korean crisis.

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:55:54 GMT

Germany's spy agency says China is using the site to gather information on politicians.

Bitcoin futures trading begins on Cboe exchange in Chicago
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:49:43 GMT

Trading in futures contracts is a step towards legitimising the digital currency, its supporters say.

Actress Zaira Wasim: I was molested on flight
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:38:20 GMT

Indian star Zaira Wasim, 17, says she was touched inappropriately on a flight from Delhi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - tributes to Carrie Fisher at LA premiere
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:52:35 GMT

Stormtroopers, an AT-AT Walker and a panoply of droids brought the Star Wars universe to downtown LA.

Sudan women in trousers: No indecency charges
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:38:26 GMT

The 24 women had attended a party raided by morality police near the capital, Khartoum.

Johnson's talks on jailed Briton in Iran 'worthwhile'
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:22:49 GMT

The foreign secretary says progress has been made over jailed British-Iranian mother's release.

Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:07:41 GMT

The music recognition app already makes most of its money by referring music buyers to Apple's iTunes.

Basingstoke photographer Laura Donohoe says this dress saved her life
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:04:15 GMT

Laura Donohoe faced life in a wheelchair, but this dress got her walking again.

Australian town driven batty by flying foxes
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:55:30 GMT

Residents of an Australian town are being overwhelmed by thousands of flying foxes.

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather to say farewell
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:01:29 GMT

Hundreds of leather-clad bikers follow the French singer's coffin down the Champs-Elysees.

Caught up in Lebanon tear gas clashes
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:17:07 GMT

Protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial decision turn ugly again in Beirut.

Jerusalem clashes: Sheltering in a sweet shop
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:58:47 GMT

People shelter in a sweet shop amid protests after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Catalan minister: We may have broken law
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:43:36 GMT

Catalan ex-minister Josep Rull says Spain's reaction to the declaration of independence was too severe.

Wild elephant attacks a bus
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:01:12 GMT

An elephant attacked a bus in southwest China while its driver was inside.

Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:21:54 GMT

A mummy dating back about 3,500 years is among items discovered in the two tombs.

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France's 'Elvis Presley'
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:53:56 GMT

Paris comes to a standstill as hundreds of thousands of fans pay tribute to a French icon

Japan enforces new road rules for 'Mario Kart' drivers
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:30:14 GMT

New traffic laws to cope with fancy dress go-kart tours in Tokyo.

Turkey's whistled 'bird language' under threat from mobiles
published: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:38:41 GMT

Unesco says mobile phones could wipe out the whistled language used by villagers in northern Turkey.

Russian seven year old gets army call-up papers
published: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:44:15 GMT

A clerical error meant that the seven-year old boy was summoned to begin his military service.

The housemaid's tale
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:02:22 GMT

Filipina housemaids have faced slave-like conditions working for rich families in Brazil.

In Your Face
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:00:17 GMT

China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network".

Wing and a prayer
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:15:39 GMT

More than 250 crashed planes are still missing in the US - but a team of volunteer detectives is on the case.

Swept away
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:17:20 GMT

Nearly 100 are still missing a week after the powerful storm struck India's southern coast.

Below the line
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:32:59 GMT

Millions of jobs have been created in the US economy, but many people still live in poverty.

Knowledge gap
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:13:42 GMT

Teachers have quietly disappeared amid the fighting in CAR so parents step in to learn to lead classes.

Plastic planet
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:09:12 GMT

More and more waste plastic is ending up in our oceans. How big is the problem and why is plastic such a threat?


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The Wall Street Journal: Bitcoin futures begin trading with a bang, Cboe website stalls
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:50:28 GMT

The first bitcoin futures started trading Sunday, sparking a swift run-up in the price of the digital currency as the exchange provider’s website experienced outages from heavy traffic.

The Wall Street Journal: Strong winds reenergize devastating California wildfires
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:56:28 GMT

Reinvigorated by strong winds, Southern California’s largest wildfire blazed into new terrain early Sunday morning, forcing new evacuations in two wealthy Santa Barbara County communities.

The New York Post: Woman beats bedbug infestation, but her house is a loser
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:04:55 GMT

An Ohio woman successfully used rubbing alcohol to rid her house of bed bugs — because she also burned her entire home to the ground in the process.

NewsWatch: Bitcoin futures: Here’s what you need to know
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:00:18 GMT

Bitcoin futures make their debut Sunday. Everything about bitcoin is controversial. Here’s what you need to know.

Gifts That Pay Off: Cryptocurrency novices are asking, ‘Should I buy bitcoin?’ Read this first...
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:26:36 GMT

The booming digital currency makes for an interesting stocking stuffer.

Bitcoin futures: Here’s what you need to know
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:24:34 GMT

Bitcoin futures make their debut Sunday. Everything about bitcoin is controversial. Here’s what you need to know.

The Wall Street Journal: Ascension, Providence St. Joseph Health merger would create largest U.S. hospital operator
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:19:25 GMT

Two major hospital operators are in talks about a possible merger that would create the largest U.S. hospital owner, as a series of major deals are poised to consolidate control of the health-care landscape into fewer hands.

What the insane circumstances under which Dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ reveal about money, debt, and success
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:02:06 GMT

The most famous book about money written by someone strapped for cash wasn’t “Das Kapital” or “The Communist Manifesto.” It was “A Christmas Carol.”

Share buybacks spike — dropping a strong hint at what CEOs plan to do with tax savings
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:52:10 GMT

Long-term investors and workers hoping that the tax reform plan and repatriation holiday will encourage investment in growth and wages should brace for disappointment.

2018 could be a banner year for bank stocks (see fine print)
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:51:22 GMT

Between tax reform, a stronger economy, lower regulation, and a better rate environment, bank stocks could do well in 2018, but there are a lot of unknowns.

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Donald Trump Lashes Out At CNN, ABC Over Reporting Errors
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:37:53 -0500

Donald Trump Lashes Out At CNN, ABC Over Reporting ErrorsPresident Donald Trump attacked CNN and ABC for recent reporting errors in stories involving the investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 election.


Travel troubles: snow cancels flights along the East Coast
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:01:34 -0500

Travel troubles: snow cancels flights along the East CoastAtlanta’s airport -- the nation’s busiest -- experienced the bulk of today’s travel troubles after an unexpected blast of winter weather headed southeast.


White Nationalists Have Been Saying 'Diversity Is Not Our Strength' For Years
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:24:31 -0500

White Nationalists Have Been Saying 'Diversity Is Not Our Strength' For YearsRep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has again flirted with being an open white nationalist.


Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says sought input to avoid errors
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:50:02 -0500

Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says sought input to avoid errorsBy Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - The author of an article that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors. On Friday, Mueller unveiled evidence against Manafort to convince a judge that he wrote the article to improve his public image. Manafort is facing charges as part of an investigation into accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.


2 suspects in Hawaii vacation rental home killing in custody
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:06:45 -0500

2 suspects in Hawaii vacation rental home killing in custodyHONOLULU (AP) — A man and woman remained in custody Friday after they were arrested on suspicion of killing a woman in a Hawaii vacation rental home.


As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:05:12 -0500

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire reliefBrutal winds that fueled southern California's firestorm finally began to ease Saturday, giving residents and firefighters hope for respite as the destructive toll of multiple blazes came into focus. Despite the intensity of the fires that raged on six different fronts -- stretching from areas north of Los Angeles down to the San Diego region -- authorities have reported only one fatality. In the mountain town of Ojai the air-quality index was hovering over 500 -- at the top of the "hazardous" scale -- as fumes from the "Thomas" fire hung trapped by the mountains.


Alabama talk radio hosts give local take on Senate election
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:31:35 -0500

Alabama talk radio hosts give local take on Senate electionMatt Murphy and Andrea Lindenberg, who host the most-listened-to political news program in Alabama, join "This Week."


U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemic
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:29:47 -0500

U.S. Surgeon General reveals plans to put an end to the opioid epidemicIn his first televised interview since taking office, Surgeon General Jerome Adams tells NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres that he wants to get Naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid overdoses, “in the hands of more people."


Major Injuries After Bus Overturns On San Francisco Highway
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:35:14 -0500

Major Injuries After Bus Overturns On San Francisco HighwayA charter bus carrying 29 people overturned Friday night on a San Francisco highway, causing major injuries and backing up traffic in the city for hours.


North Korea Renews 'Dotard' Insult For Donald Trump Over Jerusalem Move
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:38:37 -0500

North Korea Renews 'Dotard' Insult For Donald Trump Over Jerusalem MoveNorth Korea reignited its feud with President Donald Trump on Saturday.


Opera student raises $40,000 in performance for college tuition
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:09:37 -0500

Opera student raises $40,000 in performance for college tuitionDrew Anthony raised enough money in a single opera performance to pay for a year of college tuition. After hearing his story, several prestigious universities have tapped him for spots at their school.


Why America Should Beware a Resurgent China
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:17:00 -0500

Why America Should Beware a Resurgent ChinaThe world is witnessing a new, more assertive phase in China’s foreign engagement under President Xi Jinping. As it makes its presence felt in every corner of the world and posits an alternative to the Western liberal-democratic order that has underpinned international relations since the end of World War II, China is beginning to experience some of the blowback that other global leaders before it have been met with. With doubts over the future of U.S. global leadership rising and democracies worldwide arguably entering a period of fatigue, we are witnessing a new, more assertive phase in China’s foreign engagement under President Xi Jinping.


Lebanon's Hariri denounces Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary's visit to border
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:42:12 -0500

Lebanon's Hariri denounces Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary's visit to borderThe head of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia has visited Lebanon's border with Israel accompanied by Hezbollah fighters, a video released on Saturday showed, in a show of Iranian influence that Lebanon's prime minister called illegal. Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Iraqi paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq, declared his readiness "to stand together with the Lebanese people and the Palestinian cause", in the video footage widely circulating on social media.


Hannibal Buress Arrested For Disorderly Intoxication In Miami
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:53:54 -0500

Hannibal Buress Arrested For Disorderly Intoxication In MiamiHannibal Buress was arrested in Miami on Saturday on charges of disorderly intoxication, People reported.


Winds whip California fires as they spread south
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 04:01:02 -0500

Winds whip California fires as they spread southThousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires in California on Saturday that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee the Los Angeles area, as well as outbreaks closer to San Diego. Nearly 700 structures including multi-million dollar mansions have been destroyed by wildfires raging on six different fronts, but despite the intensity of the blazes, authorities have reported only one fatality. Herman was relieved to find her home in Murrieta, east of Los Angeles, still intact.


Thousands march in Tel Aviv to protest against corruption and Netanyahu government
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:48:49 -0500

Thousands march in Tel Aviv to protest against corruption and Netanyahu governmentThousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office. Police estimated the number of demonstrators at about 10,000 and they followed last Saturday's demonstration, which was by far the largest of the recent weekly anti-corruption protests when an estimated 20,000 people participated. The protests have been sparked by corruption allegations against Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing. The four-term leader is suspected of involvement in two cases. The first involves receiving gifts from wealthy businessmen and the second involves negotiating a deal with a newspaper owner for better coverage in return for curbs on a rival daily. Israelis take part in a demonstration under the name "March of Shame" to protest against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Credit: Jack Guez/AFP If charged, he would come under heavy pressure to resign or could call an election to test whether he still had a mandate to govern. Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party said in a Facebook post that the protest was a left-wing demonstration. It called on all Israelis to back their prime minister as he defends Israel against international criticism following U.S. President Donald Trump's acceptance of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Instead of uniting with all the people behind Jerusalem and showing the world a unified front, the left cannot contain itself and it prefers to create division," part of the statement said. Over weeks of demonstrations, protesters have identified themselves as supporting both left- and right-wing parties. On Saturday they held banners reading: "Neither left, nor right (we demand) integrity," "We are fed up with corrupt (politicians)" and "Sweep the corrupt away."


Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:54:49 -0500

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college townOBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.


Fox News Corrects Story Claiming Roy Moore Accuser ‘Forged’ Candidate’s Signature
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:49:46 -0500

Fox News Corrects Story Claiming Roy Moore Accuser ‘Forged’ Candidate’s SignatureFox News updated a story that erroneously claimed one of Roy Moore’s accusers had “forged” evidence she’d presented to bolster her claim against him.


McDonald's Malaysia refutes Israel ties after boycott calls
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 23:23:44 -0500

McDonald's Malaysia refutes Israel ties after boycott callsThe Malaysian franchise of McDonald's Corp said it was "disappointed" with calls on social media to boycott the fast food restaurant chain in apparent retaliation to the United State's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Social media users in the Muslim-majority country called on boycotting various U.S. companies following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a city important to both Israelis and Muslims. One user of Twitter Inc's microblogging platform, TheUsopIbrahim, stated without citing sources that U.S.-headquartered McDonald's "channelled funds to Israel".


46 Racehorses Killed In Southern California Wildfire Tragedy
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:08:27 -0500

46 Racehorses Killed In Southern California Wildfire TragedyAt least 46 racehorses at a training center in San Diego County were killed by flames or smoke inhalation in a particularly heartbreaking result of the fires raging through southern California.


Tim Scott: Republicans Exploring How to Handle 'High-Tax States'
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:05:24 -0500

Tim Scott: Republicans Exploring How to Handle 'High-Tax States'In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) tells Chuck Todd that Republicans are trying to "sweeten the SALT" changes in the tax bill.


Al Franken Is Not Sorry
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:47:35 -0500

Al Franken Is Not SorryEven as he resigned from the Senate in disgrace this week, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken couldn't resist a parting shot.


China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the Planet
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:56:00 -0500

China Is Now Making Some of the Most Powerful Guns on the PlanetLike the rest of China’s military revolution over the past quarter century, its small-arms revolution is a remarkable achievement. China’s People’s Liberation Army has traditionally relied on foreign and Communist bloc weapons manufactured in China under license—or not. Now, however, as the PLA undergoes an unprecedented modernization, a new generation of locally designed and manufactured light weaponry is arming China’s armed forces, from handguns to light machine guns.


Ryan Zinke Dismisses Reports On His Use Of Helicopters As ‘Fabricated’
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:00:03 -0500

Ryan Zinke Dismisses Reports On His Use Of Helicopters As ‘Fabricated’WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Saturday swung back at recent media reports about his costly use of government helicopters, calling them “total fabrications and a wild departure from reality.”


Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:29:01 -0500

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group.


Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 parishioner slaying
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:34:30 -0500

Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 parishioner slayingEDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.


Health Insurers See Higher Prices And A Big Mess Ahead Without The Obamacare Mandate
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:19:04 -0500

Health Insurers See Higher Prices And A Big Mess Ahead Without The Obamacare MandateHealth insurance companies know that an insurance market without the requirement that everyone get coverage will be worse for them and their customers.


Donald Trump reportedly spends up to eight hours a day in front of the television
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:25:00 -0500

Donald Trump reportedly spends up to eight hours a day in front of the televisionUS President Donald Trump reportedly spends up to eight hours of his day in front of television. According to the New York Times, he begins his daily White House routine at 5:30am with the television in his master bedroom. Mr Trump has had several public rows with co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who were once friends of the former real estate magnate.


California's Getty museum survives wildfire, ready for quakes
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:32:22 -0500

California's Getty museum survives wildfire, ready for quakesSouthern California's Getty Center, one of the world's wealthiest art institutions, said it had survived a wildfire tearing through Los Angeles thanks to a disaster plan that has it ready for earthquakes as well. Fires that have chased almost 200,000 Californians from their homes covered the Getty's hillside location in smoke this week. Perched above the busy 405 freeway, an artery of California's traffic system, the Getty is among the most visited U.S. museums and reopened on Friday after two days closed.


Montreal Is Ending Its Ban On Pit Bulls
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:30:24 -0500

Montreal Is Ending Its Ban On Pit BullsA ban on pit bull-type dogs in Montreal that’s been slammed by animal protection groups will be rolled back later this month.


The polar bear in this video is dying from starvation. Fortunately, most aren't...yet
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:13:54 -0500

The polar bear in this video is dying from starvation. Fortunately, most aren't...yetAfter landing on Baffin Island, Canada, wildlife photographer and environmental activist Paul Nicklen captured video of a frail polar bear — dying and foaming from the mouth — as the weak animal collapsed to the ground. The bear will soon be dead — if it isn't already.  On Dec. 5, Nicklen posted the grim video to his Instagram account, and since then, it's been stirring  emotions around the web. Polar bears are, for better or worse, a symbolic species when it comes to global warming, and many are seeing this video as a new warning sign.  Fortunately, however, the condition of this bear is not representative of most polar bear populations — at least not yet.  SEE ALSO: Trump shrank 2 national monuments by nearly 2 million acres. He can't do that to Yellowstone. There are 19 different populations of polar bears in the expansive Arctic. The dwindling sea ice here — which these predators need to hunt fat-rich seals — is now affecting different groups of bears in different ways. "It’s tough to see a disturbing image like that and not feel sympathy for the animal," U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) polar bear biologist Todd Atwood said in an interview. "It’s also tough to see an isolated image extrapolated to some kind of population level effect." The actual cause of the bear's death will remain unknown, but Atwood doubts there's one specific cause. "It’s probably a combination of things — it could be an old animal — but it also could be that if it’s still on land, that there’s not enough sea ice," he said.  My entire @Sea_Legacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear. It’s a soul-crushing scene that still haunts me, but I know we need to share both the beautiful and the heartbreaking if we are going to break down the walls of apathy. This is what starvation looks like. The muscles atrophy. No energy. It’s a slow, painful death. When scientists say polar bears will be extinct in the next 100 years, I think of the global population of 25,000 bears dying in this manner. There is no band aid solution. There was no saving this individual bear. People think that we can put platforms in the ocean or we can feed the odd starving bear. The simple truth is this—if the Earth continues to warm, we will lose bears and entire polar ecosystems. This large male bear was not old, and he certainly died within hours or days of this moment. But there are solutions. We must reduce our carbon footprint, eat the right food, stop cutting down our forests, and begin putting the Earth—our home—first. Please join us at @sea_legacy as we search for and implement solutions for the oceans and the animals that rely on them—including us humans. Thank you your support in keeping my @sea_legacy team in the field. With @CristinaMittermeier #turningthetide with @Sea_Legacy #bethechange #nature #naturelovers This video is exclusively managed by Caters News. To license or use in a commercial player please contact info@catersnews.com or call +44 121 616 1100 / +1 646 380 1615” A post shared by Paul Nicklen (@paulnicklen) on Dec 5, 2017 at 8:52am PST After posting the video, Nicklen told National Geographic that "when scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what it looks like. Bears are going to starve to death. This is what a starving bear looks like." But while the threat to polar bears is real, all is not yet dire for the Arctic predators.  "It’s worth noting that there are some subpopulations that are believed to be stable," said Atwood. Polar bears are listed as a threatened species in the United States, which means that while they're not yet on the brink of extinction, they "are likely to be at the brink in the near future," according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which maintains the list. For polar bear populations that are struggling, it's often due to a lack of sea ice. Polar bears can't hunt seals on the open water. "So as the open water season gets longer, there’s association between the length of the open water seas and body conditions — body conditions decline," Atwood said. But this isn't the full story. The physical condition of polar bears is also dependent upon how much fish is available for seals. So in places with more fish and seals — places that are more "biologically productive" — there will be more food for bears, and they're likely to be better fed.  Unless, of course, there's no sea ice there, either.  There is a clear solution to polar bears' vulnerability — and you undoubtedly know it well: Humanity's commitment to limit global warming, which is caused by fossil fuel emissions. These heat-trapping gases warm both the oceans and the air, resulting in vastly diminished sea ice, particularly in the summer and fall.  "This requires changing our behaviors relative to our carbon footprint," Atwood said. WATCH: The world’s tallest mammal is now threatened with extinction     


Jessica Alba Celebrates Her Baby Shower in Chic Theme Party
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:08:47 -0500

Jessica Alba Celebrates Her Baby Shower in Chic Theme PartyJessica Alba hosted a tea-party themed baby shower as she celebrated the upcoming birth of her third child with husband Cash Warren.


DNC Unity Commission Agrees On Slate Of Historic Reforms
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:00:00 -0500

DNC Unity Commission Agrees On Slate Of Historic ReformsWASHINGTON ― At its final meeting on Friday and Saturday, the Democratic National Committee’s Unity and Reform Commission agreed to a set of dramatic revisions aimed at restoring faith in the presidential nomination process and the management of the DNC.


The American Who Paid for Israel's Nuclear Bomb
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:07:00 -0500

The American Who Paid for Israel's Nuclear BombAlthough Israel doesn’t officially acknowledge it, it is well understood that the country possesses a nuclear weapon arsenal (although the exact number of warheads are in dispute). It is similarly well understood that the United States opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program during the John F. Kennedy and, to a lesser extent, Lyndon B. Johnson administrations. One part of the history that is less well known is that much of the funding for Israel’s nuclear weapons program came from private Americans in an effort that was spearheaded by, Abraham Feinberg, a prominent American who served as an unofficial advisor to both President Kennedy and President Johnson.


Serial Killer, Who Murdered 7 People, Confesses to More Slayings
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:27:30 -0500

Serial Killer, Who Murdered 7 People, Confesses to More SlayingsHe wrote an eight page letter to a local newspaper.


Priest who used to be KKK member apologizes 40 years later
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:11:24 -0500

Priest who used to be KKK member apologizes 40 years laterARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A former Ku Klux Klan member who burned a cross on a black couple's lawn 40 years ago, before becoming a Roman Catholic priest, has finally written his victims an apology.


California Governor Says Trump Is Courting The 'Wrath Of God' By Ignoring Climate Change
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:47:53 -0500

California Governor Says Trump Is Courting The 'Wrath Of God' By Ignoring Climate ChangeCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown criticizes President Trump for climate change position as California Burns.


Japanese man kills wife and priestess sister with sword in bizarre family feud: media
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:01:29 -0500

Japanese man kills wife and priestess sister with sword in bizarre family feud: mediaA Japanese man wielding a sword killed his sister, a Shinto priestess, on the grounds of a Tokyo shrine, then stabbed his wife to death before committing suicide, police and media said. Police declined to comment on a motive for Thursday's killings or the family feud. Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, attacked Nagako Tomioka, 58, chief priestess of the Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, as she got out of a car.


Yemen rebels bury Saleh in closed funeral: family source
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:05:35 -0500

Yemen rebels bury Saleh in closed funeral: family sourceYemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, slain this week by his former rebel allies, was buried on Saturday at his home village outside Sanaa, a relative close to the family said. It was held under strictly controlled conditions. The rebels, who over the past week have consolidated control of Sanaa, allowed Saleh's son Madin and a nephew out of detention to attend the burial.


Ancient Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years Discovered in Egypt's Luxor
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:47:45 -0500

Ancient Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years Discovered in Egypt's LuxorThe latest discovery in the city famed for its temples and tombs


Ranking The Best Shows On Amazon You Can Stream Right Now
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:48:50 -0500

Ranking The Best Shows On Amazon You Can Stream Right NowFor the weekend of Dec. 9, Streamline is recommending “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the Amazon top spot for the second time in a row.


Your Tax Dollars Are Being Used To Attack Patagonia
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:07:44 -0500

Your Tax Dollars Are Being Used To Attack PatagoniaWASHINGTON — The House Committee on Natural Resources has joined Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s fight against Patagonia, accusing the American outdoor retailer of lying in order to sell merchandise.


We Now Have Evidence Russia Seems Pleased with Its Military in Syria
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:43:00 -0500

We Now Have Evidence Russia Seems Pleased with Its Military in SyriaIn the final days of November 2017, the Russian High Command reshuffled several positions, most notably both the Eastern and Central Military Districts received new commanders. Immediately striking is the fact that Alexander Lapin, the new Central Military District commander, is a Lieutenant General (in Russia, this is a two-star rank) whereas all the other military districts are commanded by Colonel Generals (three-stars), including General Lapin’s predecessor. The new commander in the Eastern Military District, Col. Gen. Alexander Zhuravlyov, was the commander of the Russian Group of Forces in Syria from July to December 2016.


Uber agrees to settle US lawsuit filed by India rape victim
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:57:05 -0500

Uber agrees to settle US lawsuit filed by India rape victimUber Technologies Inc and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber in June, according to a U.S. federal court filing on Friday. The Uber driver was convicted of the rape, which occurred in Delhi in 2014, in a criminal case in India. He was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison. The Indian woman had previously settled a civil U.S. lawsuit against Uber in 2015, but sued the company again in a San Francisco federal court saying that shortly after the incident, a U.S. Uber executive "met with Delhi police and intentionally obtained plaintiff's confidential medical records." Uber kept a copy of those records, the lawsuit said. The woman was living in the United States when she filed the lawsuit. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed in the court document. A spokesman for San Francisco-based Uber declined to comment. An attorney for the woman could not immediately be reached for comment. The settlement comes as new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who took the top job in August, is seeking to put several scandals behind the company following eight years of CEO Travis Kalanick's pugnacious leadership, which led to rule-breaking around the world. The lawsuit cited several media reports that said Kalanick and others doubted the victim's account of her ordeal. "Uber executives duplicitously and publicly decried the rape, expressing sympathy for plaintiff, and shock and regret at the violent attack, while privately speculating, as outlandish as it is, that she had colluded with a rival company to harm Uber's business," the lawsuit said. A source with knowledge of the matter previously told Reuters that Kalanick had told other Uber executives he believed the incident had been staged by Indian ride-services rival Ola. In a prior statement, while Kalanick was CEO, Uber said: "No one should have to go through a horrific experience like this, and we're truly sorry that she's had to relive it." A spokesman for Kalanick was not immediately available for comment on Friday. Uber's actions have led to a criminal probe by the U.S. Department of Justice of whether managers violated U.S. bribery laws, specifically the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the company said in June. The Justice Department did not say on what country or countries the investigation centered on. Bloomberg said it focused on activity in at least five Asian countries. Uber has also notified U.S. authorities about payments made by Uber staff to police officers in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Uber previously hired law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP to investigate how it obtained the medical records of the rape victim, Reuters reported in June.


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Top Asian News 12:34 a.m. GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador recently urged the world to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea, she was sketchy on the details: Should all embassies close? How about those providing the U.S. intelligence from the largely inscrutable country? And what of Sweden, which helps with imprisoned Americans? Nikki Haley's recent call to action underscores the challenge for the United States as it tries to advance a nonmilitary strategy for resolving the nuclear standoff with North Korea. Isolating the reclusive, totalitarian state has been a central component of the U.S. plan, even though Washington says it remains open to talks.


Al Franken Makes Santa's Naughty List On 'SNL,' But Roy Moore Makes The 'Registry'
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:30:44 -0500

Al Franken Makes Santa's Naughty List On 'SNL,' But Roy Moore Makes The 'Registry'Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) December 10, 2017 “Saturday Night Live’s” take on politics this week featured elf Kate McKinnon and Santa Kenan Thompson in the cold open listening to a line-up of smart kids asking about everything from opioids to Colin Kaepernick and toys — more specifically, Matt Lauer’s sex toys.


Substitute Teacher and Custodian Hailed Heroes After Gunman Opens Fire At School, Killing 2
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:28:12 -0500

Substitute Teacher and Custodian Hailed Heroes After Gunman Opens Fire At School, Killing 2A 21-year-old opened fire and then killed himself.


UN calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 03:22:02 -0500

UN calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrantsBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death. The smugglers often use Facebook to reach would-be migrants with false promises of jobs in Europe, International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokesman Leonard Doyle said. When migrants are tortured, video is also sometimes sent back to their families over WhatsApp, as a means of extortion, he said.


Maria Menounos Shares Video Taken 24 Hours After Her Life-Saving Brain Surgery
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:19:30 -0500

Maria Menounos Shares Video Taken 24 Hours After Her Life-Saving Brain SurgeryMaria Menounos is giving fans an intimate look at her recovery six months after her life-saving brain surgery


Why do the French love Johnny Hallyday?
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:51:38 -0500

Why do the French love Johnny Hallyday?France bids farewell Saturday to rock star Johnny Hallyday, in a huge ceremony for a cultural icon akin to a French Elvis Presley. AFP explains the "Johnny" phenomenon, and why the singer's death has sparked such an emotional outpouring in France. Why did France love his music?



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Republican Party ID drops after Trump election, polls suggest
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:05:00 GMT

Donald Trump's presidential win put the GOP in control of the White House and Congress, but beyond Washington, poll data suggests the election hurt the party.

In Alabama, evangelicals weigh good, evil and Roy Moore
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:22:57 GMT

For white evangelicals, a dominant political force in the state, Moore is the hero in the latest high-stakes chapter of a centuries-long American morality play.

1 in 5 kids facing mental health risk in U.S.
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:21:00 GMT

American children's mental health is worrying experts, with one in five kids suffering from a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder.

Officer with PTSD from Pulse massacre loses his job
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:48:24 GMT

Cpl. Omar Delgado was praised for saving Angel Colon, who had been shot several times during the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016.

From behind bars to the James Beard House
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:17:00 GMT

Former prisoners are cooking up a new future through a Cleveland culinary program — and will show off their chops at 'the greatest place a chef can cook.'

House could subpoena Donald Trump Jr., Rep. Jim Himes says
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:55:00 GMT

Donald Trump Jr. may face a new subpoena in an attempt to receive answers that he did not provide during his interview this week, said Rep. Jim Himes.

Ambassador Haley says Trump accusers have right to be heard
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:09:00 GMT

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual impropriety have a right to be heard.

'SNL' Santa gets kids' tough questions about Franken, Moore, Trump
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:58:00 GMT

James Franco hosted "SNL" for a fourth time.

Sanders: Potential Trump impeachment can't be partisan
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:24:00 GMT

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday warned against "jumping the gun" in pursuing impeachment charges against President Donald Trump.

New discovery could change the way we look for alien life
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:48:59 GMT

Newfound species shows it's possible to survive on nothing more than the chemicals in air.

Arab states demand reversal of Trump's Jerusalem decision
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:49:00 GMT

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

New evacuations ordered as California wildfires whip across region
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:20:00 GMT

Massive wildfires continued to scorch Southern California on Sunday fueled by whipping Santa Ana winds.

Celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison during sex crimes sentence
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:32:00 GMT

In the middle of his sentence for numerous sex crimes, celebrity publicist Max Clifford, once one of entertainment's most powerful figures, has died.

How North Korea recruits its army of young hackers
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:49:00 GMT

Experts from around the world recently gathered in Seoul to discuss North Korea's hacking abilities — and how to defend against them.

California's on fire again, but here's why not many plan on leaving
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:15:00 GMT

Southern California is suffering a wave of wildfires, two months after Northern California suffered the same fate. But many are staying, out of love and habit.

This mother's addiction went viral. Now she's glad it did.
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A police officer photographed Erika Hurt after she overdosed on heroin in her car, a needle still in her hand and her infant son in the backseat. A year after the photo went viral, Erika is thankful that the picture was taken.

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California fires, moving north, force Santa Barbara evacuations - Washington Post
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Did Roy Moore spend the final weekend of the campaign in Philly? - Politico
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MOBILE, Ala. — In the last weekend of Alabama's wild special Senate election, Doug Jones barnstormed the state with A-list Democrats in a bid to turn out black voters he desperately needs to win in the deep-red state. Republican Roy Moore disappeared ...
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Pence hits Palestinian leadership for backing out of meeting - The Hill
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Vice President Pence's office on Sunday expressed disappointment with Palestinian leadership for "walking away" from discussions over the future of the region, after they canceled a meeting with Pence following President Trump · Donald John TrumpHouse ...

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What does Flynn's indictment mean for Vice President Pence? - USA TODAY
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WASHINGTON – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a theory on why he was replaced by Mike Pence as head of Donald Trump's presidential transition. Christie told reporters Wednesday he thinks his opposition to naming retired Army general Michael Flynn as ...
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Schiff: Evidence of coordination between Trump campaign and Russia 'pretty damning' - The Hill
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Rep. Adam Schiff · Adam Bennett SchiffHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father Erik Prince says meeting with ...
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Sanders: Congress shouldn't jump the gun on Trump impeachment - NBCNews.com
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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 14 - ESPN
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Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Wentz exited the game against the Rams late in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury, and was quickly declared out due to a knee injury. He came up limping after absorbing multiple hits on a touchdown run ...
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As tax plan gained steam, GOP lost focus on the middle class - Washington Post
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As tax plan gained steam, GOP lost focus on the middle class
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The GOP tax plan on the cusp of becoming law diverges wildly from the promises President Trump and top advisers said they would deliver for the middle class — an evolution that shows how traditional Republican orthodoxy swamped Trump's distinctive ...

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Nuclear destruction 'one impulsive tantrum away,' Nobel winners warn - CNN
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(CNN) The winners of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize have warned countries that possess nuclear weapons to eliminate their "instruments of insanity" or risk mutual destruction. The stark warning came Sunday as this year's peace prize was presented at a ...
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Hit that left Texans' Tom Savage shaking will bring scrutiny to the NFL's concussion protocol - Washington Post
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Hit that left Texans' Tom Savage shaking will bring scrutiny to the NFL's concussion protocol
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The Houston Texans' handling of an injury to quarterback Tom Savage was called into question after video showed him striking his head against the ground and shaking as he lay disoriented on the field. Savage, who appeared to spit up blood, came out of ...
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The man looking to make the VA work

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

China sees quantum leap in secure telecommunications technology

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

A Democrat shows how to win over Trump voters

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

Canadian oil sands industry faces innovation or bust

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

Unbreakable: China doubles down on quantum internet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When prayer helps end conflicts

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

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

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

American student death prompts call for North Korea to release detainees

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

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

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

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

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

The need for health

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

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

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

What Philando Castile verdict says about path of police reform

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

With Amazon deal, retailing revolution aims at your dining table

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

Is America’s political atmosphere dangerously hot?

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

Global religious and indigenous leaders warn against deforestation

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

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

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

Beyond Carter verdict: Helping teens battle suicidal thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin electoral redistricting case

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

Hollywood’s make-or-break season

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

Google escalates their efforts against online terrorism

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

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

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

Brexit negotiations with EU finally begin

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

What refugees might say of World Refugee Day

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Fatherhood

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

The courage of cause, the ease of effect

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

Retooling the workforce

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

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

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

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

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

An outdoorsman’s outreach to youths facing troubles at home

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


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Dynamics 365 sandbox leaked TLS certificates
published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:31:05 GMT

Hey Microsoft, is this your private key?

Another day, another credential found wandering without a leash: Microsoft accidentally left a Dynamics 365 TLS certificate and private key where they could leak, and according to the discoverer, took 100 days to fix the bungle.…

Brandis' infrastructure security bill off to committee
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:56:07 GMT

Report fast-tracked to Q1 2018

Australia's attorney-general George Brandis won't get his critical infrastructure register kicked off this year: the legislation was introduced late last week, but immediately sent off to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.…

Tired of despairing of Trump and Brexit? Why not despair about YouTube stars instead?
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:49:02 GMT

They earned how much?! For doing what?!

It's a reality of life that some people have a lot of money and some very little.…

FCC backtracks on helping with neutrality fraud investigation
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:46:40 GMT

Eager to cut ISP regulation, the agency shows concern for privacy of comment forgers

After supposedly reversing course to assist New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's investigation into fake comments submitted during the net neutrality comment process, the Federal Communications Commission has doubled back on itself.…

SpaceX to try reusing both rocket and spacecraft for historic ISS mission
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:02:32 GMT

Launch delayed until Tuesday

In a first for the company, SpaceX is planning to launch a supply mission to the International Space Station using both a pre-flown first stage rocket and a Dragon capsule that has already been in orbit.…

Japanese quadcopter makes overworked employees clock out
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:00:30 GMT

Drone to tell drones not to drone on with their droning

A Japanese company is using a quadcopter drone to help its employees know when to pack it in for the day.…

Android flaw lets attack code slip into signed apps
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:06:04 GMT

Janus bug leaves APKs vulnerable to poisoning

Researchers say a recently-patched vulnerability in Android could leave users vulnerable to attack from signed apps.…

Oregon will let engineer refer to himself as an 'engineer'
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:37:03 GMT

But it's not yet ready to rethink its professional licensing rules

Mats Järlström, a Swedish electronics engineer living in Oregon, who was fined last year for referring to himself as an engineer and doing math without a license has tentatively won the right to use the term in communications with the state.…

US Section 702 spying rules get deadline extension until April
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:25:51 GMT

And yet again black has become white, and left, right

Proving that nothing is what it seems when it comes to mass surveillance, the hard deadline of December 31 for the controversial section 702 spying program has been moved overnight to April 26.…

Lenovo in expansive mood on ThinkPad’s 25th birthday
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:50:07 GMT

Winning bids mean prizes

Promo Commercial IT vendor Lenovo is celebrating the 25th birthday of its ThinkPad brand with some alluring offers for IT resellers.…

Hitchcock cameo steals opening of Oracle v Google Java spat
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:31:07 GMT

Opening salvos

Oracle's long-running legal battle to get what it believes is it's fair share from Google's Android reopened this week – the second time an Appeals Court on Federal Circuit has examined the issue. The first hour overran with a bumpy ride for Google.…

Oracle's Safra Catz joins Mickey Mouse board
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:59:10 GMT

It's a small world after all

Animation goliath Disney has added Oracle's co-CEO Safra Catz to its growing list of senior tech exec board members.…

UK.gov's plans for data processing framework create new risks, says watchdog
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:29:11 GMT

Peers table amendment to switch responsibility for drafting guidance from state to ICO

A set of clauses the government slipped into the Data Protection Bill "go beyond" their stated ambition and "create different risks", the information commissioner has said.…

If you're bored of the WDC-Toshiba flash fab saga, reports suggest it may be over soon
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:58:11 GMT

Tight lips at both firms but whispers suggest a brewing bromance

+Comment Suppressed hints and whispers suggest that Toshiba and WDC are finally about to agree a deal ending their dispute over Toshiba's right to sell its flash fab joint-venture stake and the way it's being done.…

EU toys with Pandora's Box if it reopens e-commerce directive
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:25:10 GMT

Mother of all bunfights beckons

Exclusive European policy makers are considering the unthinkable and reopening the EU's e-commerce directive, according to multiple sources. UK industries have been invited to contribute their thoughts, on the basis that the directive will be amended in the lifetime of this Parliament.…

AI researcher pulls best Blue Steel in Yves Saint Laurent fragrance ad
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:06:55 GMT

There's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking – yep, it's AI

An AI researcher has taken time out of his busy schedule to appear in an ad for Yves Saint Laurent's scent for men called Y.…

UK.gov law resources now untrustworthy, according to browsers
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:25:06 GMT

justice.gov.uk website SSL certificate expires

The SSL certificate on the criminal justice and court listing site justice.gov.uk expired yesterday, causing browsers to now warn users that their information is at risk.…

New Capita system has left British Army recruits unable to register online
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:58:11 GMT

Sandhurst personnel short of vital info on officer trainees who start in January

Updated Capita's infamous Recruitment Partnership Project (RPP) for the Ministry of Defence has finally gone live, five years after the first deal was signed – and, surprise, surprise, it is riddled with bugs and missing critical functionality.…

Cost-hurling IBM seeks more volunteers for employment bonfire
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:42:13 GMT

IS Delivery gets the memo now too, 1,000+ heads at risk – sources

It wasn't only staff in IBM's Technical Services Support (TSS) unit that this week received the memo urging volunteers to come forward to toss themselves on the redundancy heap, folk in IS Delivery (ISD) got it too.…

Next-gen telco protocol Diameter has last-gen security – researchers
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:10:08 GMT

Infosec boffins raise flags

Some of the well-known weaknesses of SS7 Roaming Networks have been replicated in the next-gen telco protocol, Diameter.…

It's a decade since DevOps became a 'thing' – and people still don't know what it means
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:39:41 GMT

You can't buy or hire a mindset

To everyone with DevOps in their job title (and a quick LinkedIn search turned up 45,597 of you just in my network): folks, you're doing it wrong.…

Someone tell Thorpe Lane in Suffolk their internet sucks – they're still loading the page
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:05:10 GMT

Suffering residents have an 8-hour wait for 45 minutes of telly

A street in Suffolk has been revealed as the slowest area in Blighty for broadband, where residents have to wait a painful eight hours to download just 45 minutes of telly.…

Rogue PIs found guilty of illegally snagging personal financial info
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:38:09 GMT

Passed data to loss adjusters, who shared it with insurer client

Staff at a firm of loss adjusters and two rogue private investigators the biz hired have been found guilty of data protection offences.…

YouTuber cements head inside microwave oven
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:07:09 GMT

Don't forget to like, subscribe and send a chisel to my PO box

A YouTube stunt imbecile was rescued by firefighters yesterday after cementing his head inside a microwave.…

Shingled out: 14TB helium-filled Toshiba drive floats to market
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:37:09 GMT

And it's a whopper

Toshiba has joined the ranks of helium-filled disk drive makers with a 14TB drive that is not shingled.…

Sloppy coding + huge PSD2 changes = Lots of late nights for banking devs next year
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:07:14 GMT

*Cough* Cobol, .NET *cough*

Poorly written code is leaving banks at greater risk of attack and poorly prepared for big changes in the financial sector due to come into effect early next year.…

Walk with me... through a billion files. Slow down – admire the subset
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:24:50 GMT

Qumulo and the tree-walking problem

Analysis If you ask your notebook's filesystem how many MP3 files it is storing that haven’t been opened in 30 days, you can find the answer reasonably quickly. But ask an enterprise’s file system when it holds a million files and you have a big problem.…

UK border at risk of exposure post Brexit, warn MPs
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:03:13 GMT

Whitehall's head stuck in sand about upgrading crap IT

The UK border could be left exposed after Brexit as departments have failed to plan for new IT systems, according to a damning report by MPs released today.…

Do you suffer from the shame of 'Scroll Jank'? Help is at your fingertips
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:10 GMT

Microsoft updates pointer events for Precision Touch Pads to make scrolling great again

Microsoft says it will fix "scroll jank" because Edge needs it and Chrome sorted it ages ago.…

Disk drive fired 'Frisbees of death' across data centre after storage admin crossed his wires
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:03:04 GMT

And this was after he avoided losing some fingers

On-Call The working week's winding down once again and that means it's time for another edition of On-Call, The Register's Friday tech support tale recounted by readers.…

Elon Musk finally admits Tesla is building its own custom AI chips
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:44:06 GMT

And gives us the news that god-like machines will take over within a decade

Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla, his electric automobile company, is developing its own custom chips for its driverless cars.…

Cisco acquires Cmpute.io to find low-cost cloud deals
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:01:08 GMT

Plans to infuse CloudCenter with workload-hopping tech

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Cisco's just made an acquisition.…

VMware and Carbon Black: you complete me, no you complete me
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:03:10 GMT

Virtzilla's App Defence and CB's endpoint protection combine for whitelist-fest

VMware and Carbon Black have joined forces to enhance each other's security wares.…

Dell makes a loss, but the trend lines look promising for profits
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:49:50 GMT

Server business screamed ahead in Q3, PCs grew, storage stalled and debt is down

Dell's posted third quarter results that suggest it is on track to deliver its first profit since acquiring EMC.…

Would-be startup crew charged with stealing employer's tech
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:13:09 GMT

Applied Materials quartet accused of trying to pull a Fairchild

Four former Applied Materials employees have been charged with stealing the company's chipmaking technology to use as the basis for their own startup.…

Looking through walls, now easier than ever
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:04:33 GMT

Boffins working to put everyone in glass houses

Seeing through walls, a capability available to law enforcement and military authorities for several years, could become a bit more predictable in the future thanks to a technique developed by researchers at Duke University.…

European Commission intervenes in Microsoft Irish data centre spat
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:52:32 GMT

Files brief to make sure US ‘correctly understands’ EU data protection law

The European Commission has stepped into the ongoing battle between Microsoft and the US government to make sure European laws are “correctly understood”.…

Security industry needs to be less trusting to get more secure
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:01:23 GMT

Black Hat crowd encouraged to be paranoid

Delegates to Black Hat Europe have been encouraged to turn conventional security thinking on its head by practicing security through distrust.…

Euro Patent Office ignores ruling and refuses entry to vindicated judge
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:16:22 GMT

President punts issue to Administrative Council

Despite having conclusively won two tribunals and been publicly supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO) demanding his immediate reinstatement, on Thursday patent judge Patrick Corcoran was refused entry to the European Patent Office's (EPO) headquarters.…

Microsoft emergency update: Malware Engine needs, erm, malware protection
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:28:05 GMT

Stop appreciating the irony and go install the patch now

Microsoft has posted an out-of-band security update to address a remote code execution flaw in its Malware Protection Engine.…

Los Angeles police tell drivers not to trust navigation apps as wildfires engulf area
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:05:51 GMT

There's no traffic on that road because it's ON FIRE!

As wildfires continue to rage around Los Angeles, the local police have asked drivers to be somewhat skeptical about navigation apps.…

Apple gets around to patching all the other High Sierra security holes
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:47:15 GMT

Another week, another Mac patch to install

Apple has released a security update to address nearly two dozen vulnerabilities in macOS High Sierra.…

Don't rely on us to protect the open internet, warns FTC Commissioner
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:20:37 GMT

But… aren't you… supposed…aaargh… Pai!

One of the US government's top regulators has warned that her department is in no position to take on the mantle of protecting the open internet if its sister organization, the FCC, votes on repealing net neutrality regulations later this month.…

Bitcoin price soars amid technical troubles for exchanges
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:09:51 GMT

Outages throw a wrench into profit taking

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) continued to soar on Thursday, creating chaos among those trying to buy and sell the cryptocurrency currency due to service trouble at several exchanges.…

Florida Man… pockets Uber cash to keep quiet about data breach
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:31:58 GMT

That's not how bug bounties work, Travis

A 20-year-old Florida man who lives with his mom was the "security researcher" that Uber paid off last year not to reveal a massive hack of its systems.…

AI smarts: IBM pushes out 'faster than X86' POWER9 servers
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:57:15 GMT

We'll soon be Xeon the numbers...

IBM has launched its first POWER9 server, the dual-socket AC922, saying it is designed for compute-intensive AI work, speeding frameworks like Chainer, TensorFlow and Caffe.…

IT buyer? Had enough of pesky resellers cold calling? You aren't alone
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:36:05 GMT

Up to 40 calls a day, three hours wasted

IT buyers are pestered by between nine and 40 unsolicited sales calls from resellers each and every day, collectively wasting hours of their life that they’ll never get back.…

Past, present and future: A year in hyperconvergence
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:01:10 GMT

Infrastructure, acquisitions and retrenchments

Supported It has been an interesting year in the world of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) with acquisitions and retrenchments and with new products released.…

HMS Queen Lizzie formally joins the Royal Navy
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:33:09 GMT

At least one part of the 'Year of the Navy' went to plan

Britain’s biggest ever aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been formally commissioned into the Royal Navy, with Her Majesty attending the ceremony in person.…

Meet the woman with a supernatural affinity for stiff lovers
published: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:56:12 GMT

Something went bump in the night... over and over

It takes all sorts to make a world and some on the fringes of life often turn up on daytime TV. And so El Reg was fascinated by the story of Amethyst Realm, who dumped a human in the, er, physical realm to become a ghostbuster banger.…


CNET News

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

published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:00:18 +0000
CNET News

Microsoft paints politically beautiful world for the holidays - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:00:18 +0000

Commentary: Redmond's ad for Christmas is warm, cuddly and celebrates, of all things, Microsoft Paint. It also has a serious political message.

'Ready Player One' new trailer jumps into the OASIS - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:36:21 +0000

In the future, a virtual-reality treasure hunt for billions of dollars rewards players who really understand the 1980s. Totally tubular!

Selling iPhone X. T-Mobile and Verizon salespeople speak out - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:00:21 +0000

Commentary: After visiting several different carrier stores, I had emails from all over the US, offering deep salesperson feelings

Stranger Things star: Show 'probably' won't return till 2019 - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:29:25 +0000

Stuff those Eggos back in the freezer. You may have to get through all of 2018 without a return trip to Hawkins, Indiana.

'Stranger Things' gets hilarious Bad Lip Reading treatment - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:19:41 +0000

Steve and his hair grab all the best lines when the Netflix hit turns into a whole new show.

Men use 'password' as their password far more than women - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:00:21 +0000

Commentary: A new study shows that password habits don't appear to have become more secure, despite recent hacks.

PUBG for Xbox: Here's the official gamepad controls - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:55:33 +0000

These are some of the most complicated console controls ever.

Black Friday deals are back at Amazon, Best Buy - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:47:40 +0000

With just two weeks until Christmas, some of the season's best deals are returning -- and some new deals are delivering the lowest prices ever.

Google doodle celebrates microbiologist Robert Koch - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:50:05 +0000

German microbiologist helped prove link between germs and infectious diseases.

FCC chairman jokes he's a Verizon puppet - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:45:17 +0000

Commentary: Video emerges of the FCC chairman making light of his position at an industry event.

The 39 best holiday shopping deals right now: Dec. 10 update - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:38:51 +0000

With just two weeks until Christmas, some better-than-Black Friday deals are starting to pop up.

'Star Wars: Last Jedi' gets early raves: 'I'm still shaking' - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:59:51 +0000

Rian Johnson's "Jedi" wins early praise for its action and appearance. But the film's got depth, many say, with one viewer noting an "emotional payoff decades in the making."

Andy Rubin back at Essential after report of improper conduct - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 06:31:45 +0000

The Android creator ends his brief leave, says a report. The absence followed an earlier report that he'd had an inappropriate relationship while at Google.

Uber settles lawsuit over rape victim's medical records - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 03:30:54 +0000

The suit was filed after reports that Uber executives had allegedly obtained the medical records of a woman raped by a company driver in India.

This beach's rope swing is so Instagram-famous - CNET
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 20:23:25 +0000

Instagram photos don't always reflect reality. Eric Mack visited a beautiful beach where one simple homemade attraction gets most of the attention online.

Digital audio converter blew my mind, will blow your budget - CNET
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:47:08 +0000

The Audiophiliac has a close encounter with the insane Chord Dave Ultimate Reference DAC.

How to watch the Geminids; the best meteor shower of the year - CNET
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:33:49 +0000

Shooting star fans will want to head outside in December, as the best chance for meteor-spotting also brings a special guest this year.

The Audiophiliac picks the best headphones of 2017 - CNET
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:16:45 +0000

Here they are -- the best of the best headphones of 2017.

Would you spend $1,495 on a watch made of old Mustang parts? - Roadshow
published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:30:12 +0000

If you want your old car to get a second life, this is definitely one way to do it.

iPhone takes top rank as Flickr's most used camera - CNET
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 14:00:02 +0000

More people are using the iPhone than any other brand of camera combined.

Watch the CNET Holiday Buyer's Guide Live: Thursday, Dec. 14 - CNET
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:15:10 +0000

Stream along with CNET at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET for great deals and answers to your burning holiday shopping questions.

Netflix series 'Dark' is a must-see, mind-bending fairy tale - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:35:02 +0000

Commentary: Having "Stranger Things" withdrawals? Tune in to the eerie supernatural German Netflix show that will make you think twice about stepping into caves.

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' is actually pretty fun - CNET
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:00:03 +0000

Dwayne Johnson is a jungle VIP in this entertaining sequel to the much-loved Robin Williams caper.

What to play this weekend: Hat in Time, PUBG and Zelda DLC - CNET
published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:09:17 +0000

The year's almost over, but there's still a ton to play.

8 big Game Awards reveals you may have missed - CNET
published: Sat, 09 Dec 2017 21:14:52 +0000

Most award shows are focused on awards, but with The Game Awards you also get to see trailers for the biggest upcoming games.


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Researchers Say Human Lifespans Have Already Hit Their Peak

An anonymous reader quotes Newsweek: We have reached our peak in terms of lifespan, athletic performance and height, according to a new survey of research and historical records... "These traits no longer increase, despite further continuous nutritional, medical, and scientific progress," said Jean-FranÃois Toussaint, a physiologist at Paris Descartes University, France, in a press release... For the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, a team of French scientists, including Toussaint, from a range of fields analyzed 120 years' worth of historical records and previous research to gauge the varying pace of changes seen in human athletic performance, human lifespan and human height. While, as they observe, the 20th century saw a surge in improvements in all three areas that mirrored industrial, medical and scientific advances, the pace of those advances has slowed significantly in recent years. The team looked at world records in a variety of sports, including running, swimming, skating, cycling and weight-lifting. Olympic athletes in those sports continually toppled records by impressive margins from the early 1900s to the end of the 20th century, according the study. But since then, Olympic records have shown just incremental improvements. We have stopped not only getting faster and stronger, according to the study, but also growing taller... [D]ata from the last three decades suggest that heights have plateaued among high-income countries in North America and Europe... As for our human lifespan, life expectancy in high-income countries rose by about 30 years from 1900 to 2000, according to a National Institutes of Health study cited by the authors, thanks to better nutrition, hygiene, vaccines and other medical improvements. But we may have maxed out our biological limit for longevity. The researchers found that in many human populations, says Toussaint, "it's more and more difficult to show progress in lifespan despite the advances of science."

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Launch of Bitcoin Futures Trading Crashes CBOE Site

"5PM CT is the start of Bitcoin futures trading and the $CBOE website appears to be down," one market watcher posted on Twitter (and his observation was quickly confirmed by other cryptocurrency-watching accounts and confirmed by CBOE). "I'm guessing watching Bitcoin futures start trading is a more popular spectator sport than anticipated." Bitcoin futures will also begin trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in eight days. The Street report that the anticipation of that "has triggered wild swings in bitcoin prices over the last week." Overall, trading bitcoin futures is a positive development for the cryptocurrency says the research team at Fundstrat... The introduction of derivatives lays the necessary market structure for institutions to allocate cash towards cryptocurrencies, points out Fundstrat... Short sellers may now express negative views on bitcoin, which could lead to short-term pricing pressure. But the ability for short sellers to hate on bitcoin could be viewed as a longer term positive, Fundstrat says. Shorting essentially creates true price discovery and means that hedge funds could take bitcoin more seriously. This should improve the long-term prospects of bitcoin as it broadens sponsorship, Fundstrat believes.

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Top iOS Apps of 2017: Bitmoji Beats Snapchat, YouTube, and Facebook Messenger

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Apple has unveiled its list of most downloaded iOS apps of the year, and topping the list is free custom emoji app Bitmoji... Bitmoji soared to the top of the list, thanks to an integration with Snapchat. (Snapchat's parent company acquired Bitmoji last year for an unknown amount)... Users must download the Bitmoji app to use it with Snapchat. Fittingly, the main Snapchat app took second place, despite a tough year on Wall Street that was attributed to slow user growth. Snapchat was the most downloaded app of 2016. Google's YouTube took the number three spot this year, while Facebook's Messenger and Instagram placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

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Coinbase Warns During Times of High Volatility, Access Could Become 'Unavailable'

An anonymous reader quotes City AM: A leading bitcoin exchange has warned that customers may be unable to get their money out quickly in the event of a crash in the cryptocurrency's price. Writing in a blog post last week, Coinbase's co-founder and chief executive Brian Armstrong, said despite "sizeable and ongoing" increases in the firm's technical infrastructure and engineering staff, access to Coinbase services could become "degraded or unavailable during times of significant volatility or volume. This could result in the inability to buy or sell for period of time," he said. Armstrong added that there would be restrictions on how much customers could sell, or sell limits, to "protect client accounts and assets"... Bitcoin's market capitalisation rose above $300 billion for the first time earlier this week when its price rocketed to an all-time high of just over $17,000. Many analysts have warned that bitcoin represents an unsustainable bubble, though no one is quite sure when it will burst.

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Exhausted Amazon Drivers Are Working 11-Hour Shifts For Less Than Minimum Wage

schwit1 quotes the Daily Mirror: Drivers are being asked to deliver up to 200 parcels a day for Amazon while earning less than the minimum wage, a Sunday Mirror investigation reveals today... Many routinely exceed the legal maximum shift of 11 hours and finish their days dead on their feet. Yet they have so little time for food or toilet stops they snatch hurried meals on the run and urinate into plastic bottles they keep in their vans. They say they often break speed limits to meet targets that take no account of delays such as ice, traffic jams or road closures. Many claim they are employed in a way that means they have no rights to holiday or sickness pay. And some say they take home as little as £160 for a five-day week amid conditions described by one lawyer as "almost Dickensian"... The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency has vowed to investigate after drivers contacted them to complain about conditions.

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Did Programming Language Flaws Create Insecure Apps?

Several popular interpreted programming languages are affected by severe vulnerabilities that expose apps built on these languages to attacks, according to research presented at the Black Hat Europe 2017 security conference. An anonymous reader writes: The author of this research is IOActive Senior Security Consultant Fernando Arnaboldi, who says he used an automated software testing technique named fuzzing to identify vulnerabilities in the interpreters of five of today's most popular programming languages: JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby. Fuzzing involves providing invalid, unexpected, or random data as input to a software application. The researcher created his own fuzzing framework named XDiFF that broke down programming languages per each of its core functions and fuzzed each one for abnormalities. His work exposed severe flaws in all five languages, such as a hidden flaw in PHP constant names that can be abused to perform remote code execution, and undocumented Python methods that can be used for OS code execution. Arnaboldi argues that attackers can exploit these flaws even in the most secure applications built on top of these programming languages.

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FCC Refuses Records For Investigation Into Fake Net Neutrality Comments

"FCC general counsel Tom Johnson has told the New York State attorney general that the FCC is not providing information for his investigation into fake net-neutrality comments, saying those comments did not affect the review, and challenging the state's ability to investigate the feds." Variety has more: The FCC's general counsel, in a letter to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, also dismissed his concerns that the volume of fake comments or those made with stolen identities have "corrupted" the rule-making process... He added that Schneiderman's request for logs of IP addresses would be "unduly burdensome" to the commission, and would "raise significant personal privacy concerns." Amy Spitalnick, Schneiderman's press secretary, said in a statement that the FCC "made clear that it will continue to obstruct a law enforcement investigation. It's easy for the FCC to claim that there's no problem with the process, when they're hiding the very information that would allow us to determine if there was a problem. To be clear, impersonation is a violation of New York law," she said... "The only privacy jeopardized by the FCC's continued obstruction of this investigation is that of the perpetrators who impersonated real Americans." One of the FCC's Democratic commissioners claimed that this response "shows the FCC's sheer contempt for public input and unreasonable failure to support integrity in its process... Moreover, the FCC refuses to look into how nearly half a million comments came from Russian sources."

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Microsoft's 'Malware Protection Engine' Had A Remote Code Execution Flaw

Slashdot reader Trax3001BBS shares an article from The Register: Microsoft posted an out-of-band security update Thursday to address a remote code execution flaw in its Malware Protection Engine. Redmond says the flaw, dubbed CVE-2017-11937, has not yet been exploited in the wild. Because it is an out-of-band critical fix, however, it should be installed as soon as possible. For most users, this will happen automatically. The security hole is present in Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials, as well as Endpoint Protection, Forefront Endpoint Protection, and Exchange Server 2013 and 2016... According to Microsoft, the vulnerability can be triggered when the Malware Protection Engine scans a downloaded file to check for threats. In many systems this is set to happen automatically for all new files. By exploiting a memory corruption error in the malware scanning tool, the attack file would be able to execute code on the target machine with LocalSystem privileges.

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New Satellite Experiment Helps Confirm Einstein's Equivalence Principle

Part of Einstein's theory of general relativity posits that gravity equals inertial mass -- and for the first time in 10 years, there's new evidence that he's right. Slashdot reader orsayman reports: Most stories around space today seem to revolve around SpaceX, but let's not forget that space is also a place for cool physics experiments. One such experiment currently running into low orbit is the MICROSCOPE satellite launched in 2016 to test the (weak) Equivalence Principle (also knows as the universality of free fall) a central hypothesis in General Relativity. The first results confirm the principle with a precision ten times better than previous experiments. And it's just the beginning since they hope to increase the precision by another factor of 10. If the Equivalence Principle is still verified at this precision, this could constrain or invalidate some quantum gravity theories. For those of you who are more satellite-science oriented, the satellite also features an innovative "self destruct" mechanism (meant to limit orbit pollution) based on inflatable structures described in this paper. "The science phase of the mission began in December 2016," reports France's space agency, "and has already collected data from 1,900 orbits, the equivalent of a free fall of 85 million kilometres or half the Earth-Sun distance."

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Touting Government/Industry 'Partnership' on Security Practices, NIST Drafts Cybersecurity Framework Update

Remember NIST, the non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce? Their mission expanded over the years to protecting businesses from cyberthreats, including a "Cybersecurty Framework" first published in 2014. "The original goal was to develop a voluntary framework to help organizations manage cybersecurity risk in the nation's critical infrastructure, such as bridges and the electric power grid," NIST wrote in January, "but the framework has been widely adopted by many types of organizations across the country and around the world." Now SC Media reports: The second draft of the update to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework, NIST 1.1, is meant "to clarify, refine, and enhance the Cybersecurity Framework, amplifying its value and making it easier to use," according to NIST. Specifically, it brings clarity to cybersecurity measurement language and tackles improving security of the supply chain. Calling the initial NIST CSF "a landmark effort" that delivered "important benefits, such as providing common language for different models" of standards and best practices already in use, Larry Clinton, president and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance, said "it fell short of some of the most critical demands of Presidential Executive Order 13636, which generated its development... "To begin with, the new draft makes it clear that our goal is not some undefined metric for use of the Framework, but for effective use of the Framework. Moreover, this use-metric needs to be tied not to some generic standard, but to be calibrated to the unique threat picture, risk appetite and business objective of a particular organization"... Clinton praised the process used by NIST as "a model 'use case' for how government needs to engage with its industry partners to address the cybersecurity issue." The internet's inherent interconnectedness makes it impossible for sustainable security to be achieved through anything other than true partnership, he contended. Slashdot reader Presto Vivace reminds you that public comments on the draft Framework and Roadmap are due to NIST by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 19, 2018. "If you have an opinion about this, NOW is the time to express it."

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Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Good Smartwatches Or Fitness Trackers?

"What's your opinion on the current state of smartwatches?" asks long-time Slashdot reader rodrigoandrade. He's been researching both smartwatches and fitness trackers, and shares his own opinions: - Manufacturers have learnt from Moto 360 that people want round smartwatches that actually look like traditional watches, with a couple of glaring exceptions.... - Android Wear 2.0 is a thing, not vaporware. It's still pretty raw (think of early Android phones) but it works well. The LG Sport Watch is the highest-end device that supports it. - LTE-enabled smartwatches finally allow you to ditch your smartphone, if you wish. Just pop you nano SIM in it and party on. The availability is still limited to a few SKUs in some countries, and they're ludicrously expensive, but it's getting there. Keep reading for his assessment of four high-end choices -- and share your own opinions in the comments.

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'Cards Against Humanity' Gives Out $1000 Checks

An anonymous reader writes: In November "Cards Against Humanity" announced "a complicated holiday promotion" where people paid $15 for six surprises in December. (For the first surprise in the Cards Against Humanity Saves America promotion, "we purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for Trump to build his wall.") The second surprise was the launch of a new podcast filled with positive news, and for the third surprise, they're redistributing the money people paid to join the event. "Most of our subscribers (about 140,000 people) got nothing today — they could have it worse. The next 10,000 subscribers received a full $15 refund of their Cards Against Humanity Saves America purchase. Finally, the poorest 100 people received a check for $1,000, paid for by everyone else." A new web page shares stories from the grateful participants, and explains the site's careful methodology for determining who needed the $1,000 checks the most. ("We excluded all Canadians. They already have universal healthcare. They'll be fine.") It argues that wealth inequality is the biggest issue in the world, but "Our lawyers advised against our first choice — a campaign to eat all the rich people and live in their houses — so we settled for something more achievable."

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Intel's ME May Be Massively Infringing on Minix3's Free Software License

Software engineer (and IP Watchdog contributor) Fredrik Ohrstrom (a.k.a. Slashdot reader anjara) writes: Almost all Free Software licenses (BSD, MIT, GPL...) require some sort of legal notice (legal attribution) given to the recipient of the software, both when the software is distributed in source and in binary forms. The legal notice usually contains the copyright holder's name and the license text. This means that it's not possible to hide and keep secret the existence of Free Software that you have stuck into your product that you distribute. If you do so, then you are not complying with the Free Software license and you are committing a copyright infringement! This is exactly what Intel seems to have done with the Intel ME. The Minix3 operating system license requires a legal notice, but so far it seems like Intel has not given the necessary legal notices. (Probably because they want to keep the inside of the ME secret.) Thus not only is Minix3 the most installed OS on our recent x86 CPUs -- but it might also the most pirated OS on our recent x86 CPUs!

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San Diego Comic-Con Wins Trademark Suit Against 'Salt Lake Comic Con'

The Deseret News reports: A jury has found that Salt Lake Comic Con founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, along with their company, violated a trademark when they named their fan convention a "comic con." However, the jury decided that the trademark was not willfully violated, and only awarded $20,000 of the $12 million that San Diego Comic-Con had asked for in damages. The decision came at the end of an eight-day jury trial and three years of legal maneuvering... And with an estimated 140 other fan conventions across the country calling themselves comic cons, the impact of the decision could be felt nationwide... The Salt Lake group also has an ongoing action with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office seeking to invalidate San Diego's "comic-con" trademark... San Diego Comic-Con, which has been holding events since 1970, has a trademark on "comic-con" with a hyphen, but was unsuccessful in its 1995 bid to trademark "comic con," with a space. The unhyphenated name "Comic Con International," as well as the event's iconic "eye logo," are also protected by trademark. The event maintains that its trademarks cover the term "comic con" in all its forms... San Diego Comic-Con wanted more than $12 million in damages from Salt Lake, including over $9 million for a three-month "corrective advertising campaign" to dispel confusion... In his closing arguments, Michael Katz, an attorney for Salt Lake Comic Con, questioned the amount San Diego was seeking, noting that San Diego authorities said during trial the organization generally spends between $20,000 and $30,000 for a month of advertising. Slashdot reader AlanBDee writes: When I attended the Salt Lake City Comic Con I did assume it was the same organization that put on San Diego Comic-Con... But now I have to wonder how that will affect other Comic Cons around the nation? What should these comic based fan conventions be called if not Comic Con?

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Autocratic Governments Can Now 'Buy Their Own NSA'

Citizen Lab has been studying information controls since 2001, and this week their director -- a Toronto political science professor -- revealed how governments (including Ethiopia's) are using powerful commercial spyware. Slashdot reader mspohr shared their report: We monitored the command and control servers used in the campaign and in doing so discovered a public log file that the operators mistakenly left open... We were also able to identify the IP addresses of those who were targeted and successfully infected: a group that includes journalists, a lawyer, activists, and academics... Many of the countries in which the targets live -- the United States, Canada, and Germany, among others -- have strict wiretapping laws that make it illegal to eavesdrop without a warrant... Our team reverse-engineered the malware used in this instance, and over time this allowed us to positively identify the company whose spyware was being employed by Ethiopia: Cyberbit Solutions, a subsidiary of the Israel-based homeland security company Elbit Systems. Notably, Cyberbit is the fourth company we have identified, alongside Hacking Team, Finfisher, and NSO Group, whose products and services have been abused by autocratic regimes to target dissidents, journalists, and others... Remarkably, by analyzing the command and control servers of the cyber espionage campaign, we were also able to monitor Cyberbit employees as they traveled the world with infected laptops that checked in to those servers, apparently demonstrating Cyberbit's products to prospective clients. Those clients include the Royal Thai Army, Uzbekistan's National Security Service, Zambia's Financial Intelligence Centre, and the Philippine president's Malacañang Palace. Outlining the human rights abuses associated with those government entities would fill volumes.... Governments like Ethiopia no longer depend on their own in-country advanced computer science, engineering, and mathematical capacity in order to build a globe-spanning cyber espionage operation. They can simply buy it off the shelf from a company like Cyberbit. Thanks to companies like these, an autocrat whose country has poor national infrastructure but whose regime has billions of dollars, can order up their own NSA. To wit: Elbit Systems, the parent company of Cyberbit, says it has a backlog of orders valuing $7 billion. Reached for comment, Cyberbit said they were not responsible with what others do with their software, arguing that "governmental authorities and law enforcement agencies are responsible to ensure that they are legally authorized to use the products in their jurisdictions."

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