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Democrats Nominate Hillary Clinton Despite Sharp Divisions
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:01:18 GMT

The party is looking to move beyond lingering anger as it seeks to unite behind the first female candidate to represent a major American political party.

A Worry if Hillary Clinton Wins: What to Do With Bill
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:23:43 GMT

Clinton aides are addressing a potentially thorny problem: Historically, when Mr. Clinton has time on his hands, he can create dangerous distractions for his wife.

The Scene at the Democratic Convention: Hunger, Heat and Storms
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:49:13 GMT

Stormy protests and actual thunderstorms disrupted delegates in Philadelphia, while long lines inside the arena made for hungry attendees.

Notebook: The Democrats (Try to) Grow Up
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:01:20 GMT

Hillary Clinton and her party are trying to cement their standing as the adults in the room this year — if the Bernie Sanders faithful will let them.

The 2016 Race: The One Demographic That Is Hurting Hillary Clinton
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:13:35 GMT

White voters without a college degree, particularly men, strongly favor Donald Trump. And that’s still a large voting bloc.

Your Evening Briefing
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:05:35 GMT

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

ISIS Says Its ‘Soldiers’ Attacked Church in France, Killing Priest
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:10:05 GMT

President Franois Hollande said that the Islamic State was behind the assault, the latest in a series that has left Europe stunned, fearful and angry.

Jacques Hamel, 85, a Beloved French Priest, Killed in His Church
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:19:59 GMT

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the knife attack on Father Hamel as he was celebrating Mass.

U.S. to Admit More Central American Refugees
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:04:54 GMT

The Obama administration will broaden the effort to allow families of children fleeing dangerous conditions to enter the United States with them.

Knife Attacker Wanted to Rid Japan of the Disabled, Authorities Say
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:01:13 GMT

The suspect, a former employee at the residential care facility where 19 people were killed, had expressed extreme views about euthanizing disabled people.

In Low-Crime Japan, Rarity of Mass Killings Only Heightens the Shock
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:17:56 GMT

Decades of prosperity, relatively low economic inequality and strict gun laws are among the reasons that Japan is one of the world’s safest countries.

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published: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:18:20 GMT

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

Frugal Traveler: How to Eat on a Budget While Traveling
published: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:12:59 GMT

The Frugal Traveler discussed the delicious topic of Eating on the Road on the Travel Facebook page.

Well: Meet the Super Flasher: Some Menopausal Women Suffer Years of Hot Flashes
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:38:48 GMT

Some menopausal women get hot flashes early, some get them late, some get none at all. And then there is the “super flasher.”

Apple Sales Continue to Drop, but Services Are a Bright Spot
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:54:37 GMT

A second quarter of dismal sales leaves analysts wondering: Are customers out of love with Apple, or just waiting for the latest products?

Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:00:35 GMT

Sewage and trash continue to flow untreated into Rio de Janeiro’s waters, and recent tests found pathogens including rotaviruses and drug-resistant “super bacteria.”

In Rio Slum, a Gleaming Hotbed of ... Badminton?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:00:47 GMT

An Olympian got his start at a facility hand-built by his father.

Brazilian Badminton Sways to Samba
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:00:34 GMT

The Chacrinha neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro is home to Brazil’s first Olympic badminton player. His father, Sebastiao de Oliveira, explains how he introduced badminton to the community using samba.

Needing Time to Recover, Roger Federer Will Miss the Rest of the Season
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:57:52 GMT

Federer, 34, said a knee injury sustained early in the year required more rehabilitation, forcing a long absence that includes the Olympics and the U.S. Open.

Public Editor's Journal: Feuds! Favors! Name-Calling! But What About Those Russians?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:38:48 GMT

The salacious details of cyberattacks draw the biggest headlines, but are they the biggest part of the story?

Last Charges Dropped Against Abortion Opponents in Planned Parenthood Case
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:59:50 GMT

Two activists indicted after they covertly recorded a meeting with Planned Parenthood officials had all charges against them dropped, a lawyer said.

Thinking About Suing Uber? Let This Be a Warning.
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:55:47 GMT

A Yale environmentalist filed a lawsuit against Uber accusing it of price-fixing. In response, Uber hired a Ergo, an outside agency, to look into his background.

A Prized Stettheimer Painting, Sold Under the Radar by a University
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:09:42 GMT

Fisk University’s quiet sale of Florine Stettheimer’s “Asbury Park South” highlights the minefield institutions must navigate when they use proceeds from art.

First Words: The Oppressive Gospel of ‘Minimalism’
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:00:01 GMT

The movement turns possessions into objects of scorn and disgust — and self-denial into a virtue yet again.

Trilobites: A Fish Outlived the Dinosaurs. Can It Outlast a Dam?
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:00:16 GMT

The pallid sturgeon is threatened because it can no longer travel far enough on the Missouri River to find a healthy place for its eggs to develop.


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Trump edges ahead of Clinton in U.S. presidential race: Reuters/Ipsos poll
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:15:49 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a two-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, the first time he has been ahead since early May.

Clinton makes history, wins U.S. Democrats' White House nomination
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:47:46 -0400

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the White House on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history.

Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters as crackdown widens
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:01:11 -0400

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened on Tuesday.

U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:37:19 -0400

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

More charges possible for three men arrested after Florida club shooting
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:18:34 -0400

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Three men arrested for resisting authorities near the scene a nightclub shooting where two teenagers were killed are persons of interest in the investigation and could see further charges, authorities said on Tuesday.

Twitter revenue growth stalls, struggles to boost users
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:45:59 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Twitter Inc reported its slowest revenue growth since going public in 2013 and set a disappointing forecast, fanning concerns that faster growing social media services will make it a niche product.

The identity crisis that led to Yahoo's demise
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:15:54 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When senior Yahoo executives gathered at a San Jose hotel for a management retreat in the spring of 2006, there was no outward sign of a company in crisis.

Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:14:06 -0400

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) - Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance.

Knife attacker in Japan moved from jail to see prosecutors: NHK
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:52:27 -0400

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man accused of breaking into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo before stabbing and killing 19 patients was taken from a regional jail to see prosecutors on Wednesday, footage on public broadcaster NHK showed.

Special Report: In Venezuela's murky oil industry, the deal that went too far
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:55:14 -0400

CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Even for Venezuela's notoriously opaque economy, it was a sweetheart deal that went too far.


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HISTORY MADE: Clinton is 1st female nominee of major party
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:42:28 GMT

Hillary Clinton will shatter another glass ceiling on Tuesday when she becomes the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation's 240-year history.

Bernie Sanders gets emotional
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:41:52 GMT

Sen. Bernie Sanders got emotional when his brother, Larry, cast the Democrats Abroad delegation's votes in favor of Bernie Sanders during the Democratic National Convention roll call.

Bill Clinton embraces role of political spouse
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:52:43 GMT

Hillary Clinton is calling on her biggest advocate Tuesday night.

French priest killed in ISIS-inspired attack
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:30:01 GMT

A deadly hostage-taking at a Catholic church in Normandy, in which a priest was killed and another person seriously wounded, was a terror attack committed in the name of ISIS, French President Francois Hollande has said.

Deadly standoff at French church
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:59:16 GMT

According to French media, a hostage has been killed in a standoff in a church in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in France's Normandy region. CNN's Jim Bittermann has more.

Bergen: Why so many terror attacks?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:53:34 GMT

Peter Bergen says the problems that give rise to terrorism are deep and will likely persist even after an eventual defeat for ISIS' would-be caliphate

Two more men arrested in Nice attack
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:24:51 GMT

Two men have been arrested in connection with the Bastille Day attack in Nice in southern France, a spokeswoman for Paris' Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's office told CNN.

Mapping ISIS attacks around the world
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:50:36 GMT

Since declaring its caliphate in June 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted or inspired more than 140 terrorist attacks in 29 countries other than Iraq and Syria, where its carnage has taken a much deadlier toll. Those attacks have killed at least 2,043 people and injured thousands more.

Rights group: Turkey detainees tortured, raped
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:42:33 GMT

As a human rights group tells it, this is what witnesses say is happening to some of the thousands arrested after this month's failed coup in Turkey: captured military officers being raped by police; hundreds of detained soldiers beaten; some withheld food, water and access to lawyers for days.

Assange: 'More material' on US elections coming
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:16:35 GMT

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release "a lot more material" relevant to the US electoral campaign.

Sanders: Clinton must become president
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:25:16 GMT

Bernie Sanders empathized with the disappointment of his die-hard supporters Monday, but told them they had no choice but to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Silverman: 'Bernie or bust' people being ridiculous
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:49:18 GMT

Actress and comedian Sarah Silverman tells staunch Bernie Sanders supporters that they are being ridiculous for withholding support from Hillary Clinton.

The power of Michelle Obama
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:53:27 GMT

Michelle Obama cast the presidential race as one between a positive role model for children and a damaging one.

Watch the first lady's full speech
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:03:53 GMT

During her speech at the Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about raising her daughters under the spotlight of the White House and why America should vote for Hillary Clinton.

Apple sales fall again
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:05:26 GMT

Apple (AAPL, Tech30) posted sales of $42.4 billion for the quarter that ended in June, down from $49.6 billion a year earlier, according to the earnings report on Tuesday. The company's profits also fell by more than 25% from the same period a year earlier.

Girl, 14, dies after second rape
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:26:17 GMT

A 14-year-old girl died Sunday in another case of a lower-caste woman allegedly being raped by the same man twice in India.

A 'human' that can survive car crashes?
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:56:46 GMT

Artist Patricia Piccinini worked with a trauma surgeon and a collision investigation expert to create Graham, a sculpture of what humans might look like if we had evolved to survive car wrecks.

Who wins if Putin meddles in U.S. election?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:46:32 GMT

No one knows for sure whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing in the U.S. election.

Children stripped, assaulted, tear-gassed
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:52:54 GMT

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for a national investigation into allegations of abuse and torture at a juvenile detention center.

Cory Booker to Trump: I love you
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:19:52 GMT

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker responds to a critical tweet Donald Trump sent out after his speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Opinion: Trump will never be presidential
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:44:54 GMT

If you're waiting for Donald Trump to pivot to become "presidential" -- a candidate who will stay on message and, objectively speaking, not hurt his own campaign -- then I have one word for you. Stop. Really. Because it just isn't going to happen.

Iconic TV psychic pitchwoman 'Miss Cleo' dies
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:49:03 GMT

Youree Dell Harris, better known as "Miss Cleo" the pitchwoman for the Psychic Readers Network, died Tuesday of cancer, according to an attorney for her family.

Israel aims to send robot to the moon
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:28:48 GMT

Israel is just one of two teams left in a competition sponsored by Google to put a robot on the moon. CNN's Oren Liebermann has more.

What a shot! 25 amazing sports photos
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:32:49 GMT

Take a look at 25 amazing sports photos from July 19 through July 25.

Why Marissa Mayer couldn't save Yahoo
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 02:06:52 GMT

At the beginning of this year, Marissa Mayer gathered with Yahoo's top execs for an off-site meeting. Weeks earlier, an activist shareholder had called for Mayer to be fired. There were reports that Yahoo was up for sale. Verizon had even publicly expressed interest in buying Yahoo.

For sale: Biggest flying water bomber in the world
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:38:48 GMT

For the biggest flying water bomber in the world, this is the end.

Solar Impulse completes epic round-the-world flight
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:06:28 GMT

After more than 500 days, the fuel-free plane has arrived at its final destination in Abu Dhabi. CNN's Jon Jensen reports.

Michael Jordan: I can't stay silent
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:46:35 GMT

"I can no longer stay silent."

Plane flies around world on zero fuel
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:15:46 GMT

The first aircraft powered solely by the sun made a historic landing in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, completing the 25,000 mile, round-the-world journey that began in March 2015.

Olympic village 'uninhabitable'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:36:06 GMT

Blocked toilets, leaky pipes and exposed wires ... just a few of the reasons Australia's Olympic delegation says it has refused to move into the athletes village, now open to arriving Olympians.

Actress: Yeah, that article about me was weird
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:43:30 GMT

Actress Margot Robbie is speaking out about that controversial Vanity Fair piece.

World's fastest man gets his own emoji for Rio
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:34:24 GMT

What do Kim Kardashian, Steph Curry, Justin Bieber and Usain Bolt have in common?

Opinion: Michelle Obama, classy and strong
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:51:51 GMT

Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night was akin to Whitney Houston at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 singing the national anthem. Houston's performance was a balm during a very real, yet far off war. Michelle Obama, for her part, calmed the tension in a brewing rhetorical war in Philadelphia.

Lies and half-truths told on the DNC's first night
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:16:07 GMT

The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Monday for the first night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.

Sheryl Crow and Usher team up to slam politicians
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:33:42 GMT

During HBO's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver teamed up with musicians to create a new song that tells politicians to stop using their music without permission.

Wildfire evacuee: 'It was raining fire from the sky'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:49:28 GMT

Fanned by scorching heat, windy conditions and a five-year drought, a pair of California wildfires has burned tens of thousands of acres in Southern and Central parts of the state.

Inside the 'Democracy Spring' protests at the DNC
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:17:47 GMT

The revolution will not be improvised.

Sister of MH370 pilot: My brother is a scapegoat
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:58:24 GMT

Nearly two-and-a-half-years after the disappearance of flight MH370, the sister of the chief pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah still "thinks of him the first thing in the morning and cries for him the last thing at night."

19 killed in Japan knife attack
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:18:08 GMT

A knife-wielding man has gone on a rampage at a facility for disabled people in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo, according to a report from Japanese state broadcaster NHK.

30 years after "Aliens," Sigourney Weaver still in charge
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:47:17 GMT

Everywhere you looked at San Diego Comic-Con, there was a powerful female character making her mark.

Beyonc, Adele lead MTV video awards nominations
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:20:26 GMT

Okay, VMAs, let's get in formation.

Apple probably just sold its billionth iPhone
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:34:49 GMT

"Billions served" might apply to Apple's signature product as well.

How human heights have changed in 100 years
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:28:03 GMT

On average, we're taller than our predecessors thanks to better nutrition and health, according to new research released Tuesday .

Southern liberals have a fondness for Clinton
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:57:05 GMT

Nearly 44 years after Hillary Clinton visited this state as a law student, the cruel injustices of its past still lingering, she walked onto the campus of historically black Miles College and delivered a message: I haven't forgotten.

Opinion: DNC protests -- spotlight on hypocrisy
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:13:59 GMT

The real stars of the first night of the Democratic convention were the delegates, not the speakers. Be it the girl who stood with tape across her mouth that read "silenced by the DNC" or the people who drowned out Elijah Cummings with cries of "Stop TPP!," they deserve credit for puncturing the moral hypocrisy of this event.

Poll: Clinton's image at lowest level in 24 years
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:31:41 GMT

Hillary Clinton's image is now at its lowest point in her 24-year career on the national political scene, a new poll shows.

Kimmel, Damon back in couples therapy
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:07:03 GMT

Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel are back in couples counseling.

Meet the original singer of the 'Pokemon' song
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:22:24 GMT

When Jason Paige walked into the studio 18 years ago to record the Pokemon theme song, he had no idea his voice would become the soundtrack to a cultural phenomenon.

Obama's new directive on cyberattacks
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:09:25 GMT

President Barack Obama on Tuesday instituted a new directive on cyberattack coordination that aims to make clear how the federal government handles cyber incidents and better informs the public on what to do once they have been hacked.

Brazilian's journey from poverty to tennis champ
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:13:15 GMT

With the colossal Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, there will almost be a sense of the miraculous when Teliana Pereira steps out on the brand new courts at the Olympic Games.

One month on: Is the Brexit honeymoon over?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:24:17 GMT

On a sweltering summer's day, children with ice-cream dribbling down their arms dart between the various stalls at Romford Market.

Brexit messes with massive beer deal
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:09:00 GMT

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sweetened its offer for rival SABMiller, increasing its promised cash payment by 1 per share after a sharp decline in the pound stoked investor unrest over the deal.

London housing crisis extends to the water
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:42:54 GMT

When it comes to the unwanted title of world's most expensive city for housing, London vies with Monaco and Hong Kong.

A 3D movie without those goofy glasses?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:43:32 GMT

3D movie goers won't always have to wear those goofy-looking glasses, if MIT gets its way.

You can totally use beer, coffee and hemp for 3D printing
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:59:51 GMT

Sure, 3D printing is cool, but a startup in Fargo, North Dakota, is taking it to the next level.

How CNN war correspondents stay cool in deadly heat
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:53:49 GMT

You're drenched in sweat, couldn't sleep last night and regret ever setting foot outside. Don't worry, you're not alone.

Woman mauled to death by tiger
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:15:04 GMT

A woman was mauled to death by a Siberian tiger and her female companion was injured while on a safari-style tour in China, state-run media reported Monday.

'Mothers of the Movement' to make case for Clinton
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:08:17 GMT

The "Mothers of the Movement" -- mothers whose unarmed African-American children have been killed by law enforcement or due to gun violence -- will speak about why Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to lead the country, at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night.

Why billionaire could lose knighthood
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:31:37 GMT

A British retail magnate could be stripped of his knighthood following the release of a blistering parliamentary report on the collapse of department store BHS.

Opinion: Don't belittle Sanders supporters
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:29:16 GMT

On Monday night, Bernie Sanders fell on his sword for Hillary Clinton, endorsing her candidacy for president and bowing under the pressure of the Democratic establishment. But Bernie's conciliatory endorsement does not negate the very real contentions of the protesters passionately shouting their grievances outside and within the convention hall.

Sexton: A rocky start for the Democrats
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:03:22 GMT

The DNC had an inauspicious start in Philadelphia. With WikiLeaks' release of Democratic National Convention officials' emails timed for maximum impact, an inescapable narrative emerged: The Democrat primary really was rigged against Bernie Sanders.

Opinion: Why Wasserman Schultz had to go
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:52:09 GMT

Errol Louis writes that before the leaked DNC emails, the party leader's clout was diminishing because of the party's poor performance in the 2014 midterm election.

Violent crime on the rise in U.S.
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:28:52 GMT

Violent crime is on the rise so far this year in major cities across the US compared to the number of homicides, rapes, robberies, assaults and shootings that occurred in the same cities by this point in 2015, a new report has found.

'Left Behind' co-author Tim LaHaye dies
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:54:58 GMT

Timothy LaHaye, the evangelical minister and co-author of the "Left Behind" book series, died Monday in San Diego following a massive stroke.

These decaying flowers won't die
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:08:05 GMT

Death is a part of life: an uncomfortable aphorism if ever there was one.

Kid's dream to be garbage man comes true
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:41:49 GMT

All kids have wishes.

Do video games lead to violence?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:23:03 GMT

The 18-year old gunman who killed nine people in Munich, Germany, on Friday was a fan of first-person shooter video games, according to reports. This detail in the unspooling story of the rampage led many to worry that violent video games may be negatively affecting their own children. What is the truth?

U.S. Navy's new $13B aircraft carrier can't fight
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:51:32 GMT

The $13-billion USS Gerald R. Ford is already two years behind schedule, and the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier is facing more delays after the Pentagon's top weapons tester concluded the ship is still not ready for combat despite expectations it would be delivered to the fleet this September.

Plus-size model body shamed for weight loss
published: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:17:26 GMT

Ashley Graham is used to being body shamed, but not for being too small.

NFL clears Peyton Manning in HGH investigation
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:52 GMT

Five months after winning Super Bowl 50 in his final game, Peyton Manning scored another victory this week.


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French church attack: 'Priest killer' was being monitored
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:20:12 GMT

The suspected killer of a priest in a French church was being monitored by police and wearing a tag at the time of the attack, prosecutors say.

US election: Clinton makes history as Democratic presidential nominee
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:53:50 GMT

Democrat Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman in US history to be nominated for president by any major party.

Rousseff will not attend Olympic ceremony in Rio de Janeiro
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:24:24 GMT

The suspended Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, says she will not attend the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.

Germany must address fears after attacks, says Bavaria governor
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:52:33 GMT

The governor of Bavaria urges the German government to address public concerns about security and immigration after a spate of terror attacks.

Thai activists charged over 'military torture' report
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:02:20 GMT

Three Thai activists are charged with criminal defamation after authoring a report on alleged military abuses committed in the restive south.

Doping scandals reduce interest in Olympics, says BBC survey
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:21:28 GMT

Doping scandals have reduced public interest in the Olympics, according to a poll for the BBC World Service.

Congo star Koffi Olomide detained after 'kicking assault'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:32:36 GMT

Musician Koffi Olomide is in custody in DR Congo, days after he was deported from Kenya for allegedly kicking one of his dancers.

Apple sees iPhone sales drop again but beats forecasts
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:21:30 GMT

Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared.

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped in Sao Paulo'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:10:50 GMT

The mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is kidnapped in Brazil with criminals demanding a ransom of $36.5m (28m), reports say.

Key Islamic State leader Saad Emarati 'killed in Afghanistan'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:07:09 GMT

Afghanistan's military says it has killed more than 120 suspected militants, including a founder of so-called Islamic State's faction in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Rio 2016: Russian drug cheats will still be at Olympics, say whistleblowers
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:28:45 GMT

Russian drug cheats will still be competing at the Rio Olympic Games despite recent efforts to target them, whistleblowers tell the BBC.

Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:01:50 GMT

A stabbing rampage leaves 19 people dead at a care home for people with mental disabilities near Tokyo, in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.

France church attack: Nun describes horror
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:17:33 GMT

A nun who was in a Rouen church when a priest was attacked tells of her fear when she saw the armed men.

Baghdad bomb site now a shrine to the dead
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:14:58 GMT

The site of one of the deadliest attacks to ever hit Iraq has been turned into a shrine to the dead.

France church attack: Hollande vows to fight extremism
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:25:26 GMT

President Hollande says the Islamist threat to France and Europe has never been as severe as now and vows to win the fight against radicalisation.

CCTV 'shows Japanese knife attacker Satoshi Uematsu'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:06:58 GMT

CCTV footage emerges of the Japanese knife attacker who killed 19 people.

Michelle Obama hits out at Donald Trump
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:32:09 GMT

Michelle Obama hits out at Republican Donald Trump in a speech at the Democratic National Convention

Peruvian fishermen rescue baby whale from net
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:28:20 GMT

Fishermen in the Piura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.

The Syrian refugees in 'no man's land'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:13:21 GMT

Aid agencies say urgent help is needed for more than 85,000 Syrian refugees stuck in "no-man's land" by their country's border with Jordan.

US president's half-brother, Malik Obama, 'voting for Trump'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:46:44 GMT

US President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Donald Trump because he "comes across as a straightforward guy".

White humpback Migaloo spotted off Australia's Byron Bay
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:39:43 GMT

A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's east coast travelling at a leisurely pace not far from the famous holiday town Byron Bay.

China museum cats spared eviction after online campaign
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:59:54 GMT

Eviction plans abandoned after social media users rally to stray felines' defence.

Tonga 'serious' about Winter Olympics ski squad
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:14:14 GMT

Pacific nation's ski federation hoping to send team of four to 2018 Games.

'Distracted' Austrians get road-crossing workshops
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:55:54 GMT

Austrian road safety group says pedestrians are too engrossed in their smartphones.

One-dish wonders
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:06:57 GMT

The BBC's Vikas Pandey profiles five restaurants which have relied on one signature dish to become legendary among food lovers.

Bedroom battleground
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:26:47 GMT

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.

'Martyr' family
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:32:46 GMT

A bereaved Turkish family feels both pride and grief for a father shot by rebel troops during the 15 July coup attempt, the BBC's Rengin Arslan reports.

Politics, karate and cats
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:46:23 GMT

Martial arts was the theme of a book fair coming to a close in Hong Kong. But being the city it is, there had to be some politics on display, reports Tzu-Wei Liu of BBC Chinese.

Duty to help?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:29:35 GMT

The BBC's Will Grant reports from the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on how the issue of migrants and their precarious situation at the border is dividing some in the Catholic Church.

Born to run
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:17:17 GMT

In 2000, Agueda Amaral was the first East Timorese woman to compete at an Olympic Games.

Model mission
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:43:01 GMT

South Sudanese supermodel’s quest to build bridges between two worlds.

Pushing boundaries
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:07:08 GMT

Syria's Kurds have come a long way since declaring self-rule in 2013, but territorial expansion is creating its own problems, writes the BBC's Lina Sinjab.

Defining terror
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:03:41 GMT

Counter-terror police are struggling to define a spate of recent attacks. Is there a common thread that can help prevent them in future, asks the BBC's Frank Gardner.

'Strange times'
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:31:19 GMT

"These are strange times for Bavaria," Bethany Bell hears in Munich, following the spate of violence.

Fishing for shrimp
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:11:27 GMT

Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.

Suicide as protest
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:52:59 GMT

More than 30 members of the Dalit community in India's western Gujarat state took an extreme step to draw attention to allegations of injustice.


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Tim Cook pronounces ‘Pokemon’ like a dad, but sees possibilities for Apple
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:47:08 GMT

Apple Inc. chief executive Tim Cook may not pronounce “Pokemon” correctly, but he definitely sees the potential suggested by a new mobile game based on the property.

The Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton makes history with presidential nomination
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:23:36 GMT

Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of any major party on Tuesday, a historic milestone capping a career of public service that has ranged from providing legal protection for children in Arkansas to serving as a U.S. senator from New York to secretary of state.

The Moneyologist: My mother-in-law racked up $50,000 in credit-card debt in my husband’s name
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:04:37 GMT

Should they file a police report for identity fraud?

Beat the System: U.S. presidential election gets its own spy-novel subplot
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:02:11 GMT

Details are emerging that suggest Russia might be behind an email hack at the Democratic National Committee, says Brett Arends.

The Wall Street Journal: Qualcomm settles sex bias claims for $19.5 million
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:34:53 GMT

Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. will pay $19.5 million to settle claims that women at the company receive lower pay and fewer chances for promotion than men, according to papers filed Tuesday in a San Diego federal court.

The villain of both conventions: Goldman Sachs
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:12:27 GMT

The only common ground between the Republican and Democratic conventions is a shared insult: Goldman Sachs.

The Wall Street Journal: Priest and 2 attackers dead after terror attack on church in northern France
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:00:06 GMT

A priest was killed and another hostage was seriously wounded in an attack on a church in a town in Northern France on Tuesday, police said.

Emerging Markets Report: Brazil’s logic-defying stock market may get Olympic bump
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:49:01 GMT

Even as Brazil reels from its worst recession in decades and its politics is a mess, the Bovespa index is still expected to enjoy an Olympic bump.

Market Snapshot: Dow tripped up by McDonald’s; Nasdaq hits 2016 high
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:25:56 GMT

The Nasdaq Composite hit a 2016 high Tuesday, outshining its main stock-market benchmarks in an otherwise lackluster trading day that was marked by a steep drop in shares of McDonald’s.

The Wall Street Journal: Google streamlines look of Maps, adds hot spots
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:25:12 GMT

Google has made a handful of changes to the way Google Maps looks in a bid to make the popular app easier to read at a glance.

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Arizona sheriff: 3 slain in possible murder-suicide
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:54:04 -0400

Crime scene tape blocks the entrance to a home where multiple bodies were found, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Gilbert, Ariz. Sheriff's officials say multiple dead bodies have been found inside a home in an unincorporated area of Gilbert, east of Phoenix. There's no immediate word Tuesday on how many bodies or their ages or genders. (AP Photo/Matt York)GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities found the bodies of a mother and her two children inside a home in suburban Phoenix in what could be a case of murder-suicide, authorities said Tuesday.


Sanders loyalists disillusioned as Clinton gets nod
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:51:47 -0400

A supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., listens during a rally near City Hall in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrats loyal to Bernie Sanders signaled their intent to leave the party and protested inside and outside the convention hall after front-runner Hillary Clinton on Tuesday won the presidential nomination.


Clinton makes history, wins U.S. Democrats' White House nomination
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:47:46 -0400

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton waves to the crowd after delivering her "official launch speech" at a campaign kick off rally on Roosevelt Island in New York CityBy Luciana Lopez and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the White House on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton's former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton should be selected as the party's nominee at the dramatic climax of a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. "I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States," Sanders told thousands of delegates in the Wells Fargo Center, which erupted in cheers.


UAW chief says Clinton told him she would renegotiate NAFTA
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:46:53 -0400

UAW President Williams at press briefing in DetoitUnited Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president. Williams' comments come as Clinton is under pressure on international trade deals from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and supporters of her former Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. Clinton has previously said she wanted to rework NAFTA.


Nissan fends off union pressure in US state of Mississippi
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:40:10 -0400

Nissan, which opened the plant in 2003, employs more than 6,000 MississippiansOfficials at Nissan's US auto plant in Canton, Mississippi refused to meet Tuesday with a French legislator seeking information on workers' efforts to organize a union. Christian Hutin, a member of France's National Assembly, was in Mississippi on a fact-finding mission on working conditions at Nissan, which is partly controlled by the French government via the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Hutin, who is deputy chairman of the Assembly's Social Affairs Commission, has been calling for the French government to use its leverage as a major stockholder in Renault to help improve the situation in Canton.


Clinton wins historic nomination _ with a boost from Sanders
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:40:04 -0400

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves before asking that Hillary Clinton become the unanimous choice for President of the United States during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party into the general election.


The Latest: Jimmy Carter says Clinton has his support
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:56:32 -0400

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles before asking that Hillary Clinton become the unanimous choice for President of the United States with the Vermont delegation during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):


HBO didn't renew 'Project Greenlight,' Damon says
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:39:01 -0400

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Ben Affleck, left, and Matt Damon attend the "Project Greenlight" premiere of "The Leisure Class" in Los Angeles. Damon said in an interview that he was shocked that that HBO didn’t pick up "Project Greenlight" for a fifth season. The series chronicles the production of an independent film. Damon says that that they’ll start shopping the show around again, and thinks that there are places like Netflix or Amazon where it might thrive for additional seasons. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Project Greenlight" won't be getting a fifth season on HBO.


St. Louis police add ice cream truck as outreach tool
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:38:19 -0400

Amara Boyd, 7, opens up her ice cream after a press conference where police announced the start of Operation Polar Cops at the Boys & Girls Club on N. Grand Boulevard on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in St. Louis. The program puts police officers in an ice cream truck handing out free treats to kids to help create positive experiences between the police and the community. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police have a question to ask as they take their new truck into neighborhoods: One scoop or two?


Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:36:51 -0400

FILE - In this June 7, 2016, file photo, San Diego Padres' Melvin Upton Jr. watches his RBI line-out against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning of a baseball game, in San Diego. The Padres have traded left fielder Melvin Upton Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league right-hander Hansel Rodriguez. The trade, which continues the Padres' rebuilding, was announced Tuesday morning, July 26, 2016, hours before the Padres played at Toronto in the middle game of a three-game series. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)TORONTO (AP) — Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays.


The Latest: 3 slain in possible Arizona murder-suicide
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:36:01 -0400

Crime scene tape blocks the entrance to a home where multiple bodies were found, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Gilbert, Ariz. Sheriff's officials say multiple dead bodies have been found inside a home in an unincorporated area of Gilbert, east of Phoenix. There's no immediate word Tuesday on how many bodies or their ages or genders. (AP Photo/Matt York)GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on discovery of multiple bodies in a home in suburban Phoenix (all times local):


Clinton makes history as Democratic presidential nominee
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:34:40 -0400

Hillary Clinton has become the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party, securing the backing of a majority of DemocratsHillary Clinton became the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party Tuesday, securing the backing of Democrats at a convention in Philadelphia. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state took a monumental step on her quest to become America's first female president, by besting party challenger Bernie Sanders. After a tumultuous convention opening which saw Sanders and Clinton supporters trade jeers and chants, cheers erupted as Clinton passed the 2,382-delegate threshold needed for the nomination, setting up a showdown with Republican Donald Trump in November.


Sushi restaurant worker among 93 Hawaii hepatitis A cases
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:29:57 -0400

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Department of Health says an outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 93 cases, including a sushi restaurant employee.

Knife attacker in Japan moved from jail to see prosecutors: NHK
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:28:58 -0400

Satoshi Uematsu, suspected of a deadly attack at a facility for the disabled, is seen inside a police car as he is taken to prosecutors at Tsukui police station in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecturearaA Japanese man accused of breaking into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo before stabbing and killing 19 patients was taken from a regional jail to see prosecutors on Wednesday, footage on public broadcaster NHK showed. Satoshi Uematsu, the 26-year-old suspect and former employee of the facility, was sent from the town of Sagamihara, about 45 km (25 miles) southwest of Tokyo, to the Yokohama District Public Prosecutors Office in Kanagawa prefecture. Dozens of other residents were wounded in Tuesday's early-morning attack at the Tsukui Yamayuri-En facility for the disabled in Sagamihara.


New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed reaction
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:22:56 -0400

CORRECTS TO RELIEVER- Chicago Cubs reliever Aroldis Chapman, center, listens to a question as he meets reporters before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and Cubs Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.


Amare Stoudemire retires from NBA
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:18:02 -0400

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2013, file photo, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire smiles before shooting a free throw during the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York. Stoudemire retired Tuesday, July 26, 2016, after signing a contract with the Knicks with much less fanfare than the $100 million deal he inked six years ago to halt the team's downward spiral. "Although my career has taken me to other places around the country, my heart had always remained in the Big Apple," he said in a statement. "Once a Knick, Always a Knick." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Amare Stoudemire's greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA's most fearsome finishers.


Legislator: Pfizer can't complain about execution drug
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:11:11 -0400

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The legislator who drafted a law that keeps most of Arkansas' lethal injection policy a secret said Tuesday that pharmaceutical companies have no standing to complain that prison officials will use their drugs in executions.

Ventura insists he can work with Sale after uniform flap
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:06:04 -0400

FILE - In this June 26, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during a baseball game in Chicago. White Sox manager Robin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace's critical comments about the manager. Sale is serving a five-day, unpaid ban after he destroyed throwback uniforms the team was supposed to wear for his start Saturday, July 23. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Robin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace's critical comments about the White Sox manager.


The Latest: As Clinton claims nomination, protests continue
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:01:40 -0400

Protesters react from Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in Philadelphia to the roll-call vote, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the protests and rallies on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):


Tesla opens Gigafactory to expand battery production, sales
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:58:45 -0400

An overall view of the new Tesla Gigafactory is seen during a media tour Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Sparks, Nev. It’s Tesla Motors’ biggest bet yet: A massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could almost double the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries by 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries. Tesla officially opened its Gigafactory ...


Bernie Sanders asks convention to name Hillary Clinton as Democratic nominee for president
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:55:01 -0400

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders asks convention to name Hillary Clinton as Democratic nominee for president.

The Latest: UN calls for Olympic Truce during Rio Games
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:51:35 -0400

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, shakes hands with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at United Nations headquarters Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):


French jihadist attacks church while under house arrest
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:44:32 -0400

French policemen stand in a street during the search of a house in the Normandy village of Saint-Etienne du Rouvray on July 26, 2016 following the church attackSaint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (France) (AFP) - A French jihadist who was under house arrest on terror charges took part in a church attack in which a priest was killed Tuesday, further inflaming tensions over security failures in the violence-weary nation. Adel Kermiche, 19, was one of two attackers who stormed a Catholic church in the northern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during morning mass, slitting the throat of an 86-year-old priest, Jacques Hamel, and leaving a worshipper with serious injuries, said Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, comes with France still in mourning less than two weeks after Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a truck into a crowd in the Riviera city of Nice, killing 84 people and injuring over 300.


Indiana GOP panel backs Gov. Pence's preferred successor
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:44:13 -0400

Indiana Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb discusses the state's fiscal condition following the close of Fiscal Year at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, July 25, 2016. Holcomb is Gov. Mike Pence's pick to take his place as the Republican candidate for governor following his withdrawal to become Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate. The Republican state committee will meet to pick the replacement Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican leaders selected Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday to replace Gov. Mike Pence on the November ballot, backing the governor's preferred successor over two members of Congress who also sought the nomination when Pence withdrew to become Donald Trump's running mate.


Apple talks services amid drop in iPhone sales, profit
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:36:27 -0400

Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones in the quarter ending June 25, down from more than 51 million a year earlierWith iPhone sales and profits sliding, Apple on Tuesday sought to highlight its growth in services as it seeks to reduce dependence on its main cash driver. In its quarterly update, Apple said profits slumped 27 percent from a year ago to $7.8 billion on a sharp drop in iPhone sales. Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones in the quarter ending June 25, down 15 percent from a year earlier, highlighting concerns over growth for the company's iconic smartphone.


Kerry hopes to work with Russia on Syria, U.N. aims to restart talks
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:36:07 -0400

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in VientianeBy Lesley Wroughton and Stephanie Nebehay VIENTIANE/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a United Nations envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington and Moscow, which support opposing sides in Syria's five-year-old conflict, had made progress in recent days towards working more closely together. The proposals would have the two powers share intelligence to coordinate air strikes against the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and prohibit the Syrian air force from attacking rebel groups labeled as moderate.


California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:33:21 -0400

Karrie H. Andrews recovers items salvaged from the ruins of her home Tuesday, July 26, 2016, destroyed when the Sand fire swept through Santa Clarita, Calif. over the weekend. The fire destroyed 18 homes and authorities said that by Tuesday it had burned more than 37,000 acres, about 58 square miles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season.


Clinton, Dems put gun control at center of convention stage
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:25:43 -0400

A stage hand adjusts the U.S. Flags on stage before the start of the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention.


Homes on edge of the wilderness complicate wildfire efforts
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:22:36 -0400

Resident Laurent Lacore, 48, returns to his home near Sand Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, Calif., Monday, July 25, 2016. The majority of some 20,000 people forced from their homes by a wildfire that exploded during the weekend were told they could return home Monday night, though an army of firefighters continued battling flames in the rugged hills and canyons northwest of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When Pat Telleria saw the wind-driven flames sweeping across the grass foothills toward his dream home, he picked up the phone.


Slaves built the White House, say Obama and historians
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:22:08 -0400

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama declared at the Democratic National Convention that the White House she and President Barack Obama have lived in since 2009 was built by slaves.


Bill Clinton prepares for most personal convention speech
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:19:58 -0400

Former President Bill Clinton applauds as First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Bill Clinton takes the stage Tuesday night for his 10th address to a Democratic convention, the ex-president, husband and party standard-bearer will step into a singular role in American history: potential first gentleman.


Florida Georgia Line respond to police comments
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:16:36 -0400

FILE - In this June 11, 2016 file photo, Tyler Hubbard, left, and Brian Kelly of Florida Georgia Line perform at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. The country duo said it was misunderstanding after police agencies in two states said the duo didn’t want any armed officers backstage during their shows. They said in a statement Tuesday, July 26, it was “redundant for us to use local authorities” when security was already present and said they have an enormous amount of respect for police. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country duo Florida Georgia Line said they meant no disrespect to police when they requested that armed officers not be allowed backstage during music festivals on Friday and Saturday.


Last charges dropped in case over Planned Parenthood videos
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:15:54 -0400

David Daleiden, center, speaks with supporters outside the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Houston. A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed the last remaining charge against, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the last remaining charges against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, agreeing with the defense's argument that the grand jury exceeded its authority by investigating the activists after clearing Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.


Twitter still struggling to grow as rivals race ahead
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:15:36 -0400

FILE - This Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, file photo shows the Twitter bird logo on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports financial results Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is in danger of becoming the next internet company forced into a desperation sale if it cannot find a way to start luring people and advertisers back to its sometimes-befuddling messaging service.


Bryan Cranston leads celebs signing anti-Trump pledge
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:14:07 -0400

Actor, Bryan Cranston speaks during a Airbnb Panel Discussion on Sharing Economy in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, during the second day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Bryan Cranston, who played President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway and HBO, appeared on a civil rights panel Tuesday with 1960s-era activists and signed on to an anti-Donald Trump campaign with more than 100 other celebrities at the Democratic National Convention.


More Russians banned in mounting Rio toll
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:13:10 -0400

Russia's Yury Postrigay (R) and Alexander Dyachenko celebrating after winning the gold medal in the kayak double (K2) 200m men's final A during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre in Eton, west of London on August 11, 2012Ninteen more Russian rowers were banned from the Olympics on Tuesday, taking the toll of the nation's athletes suspended from Rio to 108 after explosive revelations of state-run doping across Russian sport. As the list of suspended Russians grew, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued to face fierce criticism for failing to ban Russia outright. Germany's Olympic discus champion Robert Harting launched a savage verbal attack on IOC president Thomas Bach, calling his compatriot "part of the doping system not the anti-doping system".


Items fetch high prices at Four Seasons restaurant auction
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:11:39 -0400

An auctioneer gestures to a bidder during an auction at The Four Seasons restaurant, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in New York. The interior of the restaurant that for 57 years hosted power lunches for a must see crowd of business executives and celebrities including Henry Kissinger and Tom Wolfe was auctioned off Tuesday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — The interior of a restaurant that for 57 years hosted power lunches for a must see crowd of business executives and celebrities including Henry Kissinger and Tom Wolfe was auctioned off Tuesday.


'Carpool Karaoke' to become Apple Music series
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:08:46 -0400

A "Carpool Karaoke" segment with First Lady Michelle Obama along with rapper Missy Elliott came out five days ago and has been seen more than 32 million timesNew York (AFP) - "Carpool Karaoke," the viral late-night television skit in which celebrities from Adele to Michelle Obama sing along in a moving car, is expanding to Apple Music. The tech giant and CBS television, which broadcasts the recurring segment as part of "The Late Late Show with James Corden," announced Tuesday that "Carpool Karaoke" will become a 16-episode series for Apple Music. Corden will still air "Carpool Karaoke" on his show but a new version -- with a host to be determined - will appear on Apple Music, the company's streaming service launched last year.


Dakota Access pipeline gets federal permit approvals in Iowa
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:08:37 -0400

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Texas company planning a crude oil pipeline that will cut across Iowa received the final federal permit approvals Tuesday needed to proceed with construction.

Australians move into Rio Olympic village _ a few days late
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:05:40 -0400

Beds stand ready in the bedroom of an apartment of the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 23, 2016. The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug. 5(AP Photo/Leo Correa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two days after describing the housing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as "dangerous," Australian athletes and staff started moving into the massive athletes' village compound on Tuesday.



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It's Official: Clinton Becomes First Female Nominee of a Major Party
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:38:00 GMT

Clinton is now officially the Democratic presidential nominee, making history as the first woman ever to secure the backing of a major U.S. party.

Watch Live: Democrats Nominate Hillary Clinton for President
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:40:00 GMT

The official nomination process comes Tuesday, followed by an address by former President Bill Clinton.

Sanders to 'Bernie or Bust' Movement: I'm Not With You
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:02:00 GMT

The Bernie or Bust movement appears to have been busted by Bernie.

Watch Larry Sanders' Emotional Vote for His Brother, Bernie Sanders
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:06:00 GMT

Bernie Sanders' brother Larry, who is part of Democrats Abroad, casts his vote for his brother during the roll call.

Can Bill Clinton Work DNC Magic for Hillary?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:29:00 GMT

The ex-president is making his 10th convention speech.

Clinton Backers to Michelle Obama: We Want More
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:36:00 GMT

The day after First Lady Michelle Obama delivered an impassioned speech at the Democratic Convention, Hillary Clinton supporters said: We want more.

Live Updates: News and Analysis From the DNC
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:07:36 GMT

Democrats gather to nominate Hillary Clinton.

Famed TV Psychic Miss Cleo Dies at 53
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:32:00 GMT

Harris gained notoriety in the late 1990s as the face of the Psychic Readers Network, wearing colorful headdresses and speaking in a Jamaican accent.

When Cleveland, Philly Last Hosted Political Conventions
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:24:00 GMT

In the middle of the Great Depression, two northeast industrial cities played host to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Russia Offers 'Four-Letter' Response to DNC Hack Claim
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:16:00 GMT

John Kerry's Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, gave a surprisingly direct response when asked by a reporter if Moscow was behind the DNC email leak.

Priest 'Assassinated' in Church Terror Attack
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:24:00 GMT

French President Francois Hollande blamed the "cowardly acts" on ISIS-linked terrorists.

FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban Following Orlando
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:11:00 GMT

The FDA, under pressure from Democrats in Congress, started official reconsideration of its policy limiting blood donations from gay men.

2 South Carolina Soldiers Killed Defending Woman at Bar
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:15:00 GMT

Allen Judge Jr., 40, and Jonathan Michael Prins, 29, 'were acting as good Samaritans when they were shot' in Sunday's double killing, police said.

Former Va. Tech Students Indicted for Nicole Lovell Murder
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:05:28 GMT

Two former Virginia Tech students were indicted Tuesday for the kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old liver transplant recipient Nicole Lovell.

Chuck Todd Analysis: Are Democrats Having Tea Party Moment?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:10:26 GMT

Chuck Todd, NBC News political director, compares the Ted Cruz drama on the RNC opening night and the Bernie Sanders drama on the DNC opening night.

Murky Picture on Voting Rights for Virginia's Ex-Felons
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:55:00 GMT

The fate of voting rights for over 200,000 former felons in Virginia has swung to and fro like a pendulum lately. And it's still up in the air.

Cheaper Food: Good for Families, Bad for McDonald's
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:23:00 GMT

McDonald's reported worse-than-expected quarterly sales at restaurants on Tuesday, becoming the latest chain hurt by lower supermarket food costs.

Massive Wildfire Near Los Angeles Keeps Raging
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:50:00 GMT

The so-called Sand fire in the Angeles National Forest has grown to nearly 37,500 acres since it was first reported on Friday.

Alleged Killer of 19 Disabled People: They Shouldn't Exist
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:06:06 GMT

Tuesday's incident was the deadliest mass killing in the country since the end of World War II.

Dreading Writing Your College Application Essay? Five Tips
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:30:21 GMT

Writing your essay doesn't have to be a panic-inducing experience, say the pros. Think of it as an opportunity to show off what you have to offer.

Guards Taped Tying Half-Naked Hooded Boy to Chair
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:55:43 GMT

Prison guards in Australia have been taped teargassing teenage inmates and strapping a half-naked, hooded boy to a chair.

Kids Bear Brunt of Record Afghan Civilian Death Toll
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:42:42 GMT

The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan's battle with the Taliban reached a record high in the first half of 2016, the U.N. said.

Black People More Likely to Be Stopped by Cops: Study
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:39:00 GMT

'On an average day, three people die and 150 people are treated at a hospital because they are injured by police.'

What's the Youngest Age to Compete in the Olympics?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:17:00 GMT

At the Rio Olympics, Team USA will have its first player to be born in the 2000s.

Prince Harry: I Wish I'd Talked About Diana's Death
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:29:00 GMT

Diana's younger son was speaking at a barbecue highlighting the work of a charity dedicated to mental health.

Gender-Nonconforming Professionals Look for Jobs That Fit
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:17:12 GMT

Gender-nonconforming professionals are finding increasing acceptance in the workplace, but there's still much more to be done.

The Clintons Are Back — Not That They Ever Went Away
published: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:30:00 GMT

Welcome to the latest chapter in the Clintons' four decades in public life that has included ups and downs, from record economic growth to impeachment

Clinton Skips DNC Flap at N.C. Appearance
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:54:00 GMT

As the Democratic Convention kicks off in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton campaigned in the battleground state of North Carolina to speak to veterans.

Pokemon Causes Illegal Border Crossing Into U.S.
published: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:46:00 GMT

"Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokmon GO games that they lost track of where they were," a Border Patrol spokesman said.

Surprising Number of College Students Have 'Drunkorexia'
published: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:48:00 GMT

Drunkorexic behaviors include skipping meals or exercising heavily to offset calories from a heavy night of drinking, or to pump up alcohol's buzz.


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PHILADELPHIA —Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party on an historic night that her campaign is hoping will reintroduce her to voters still deeply skeptical of her candidacy. During ...
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ISIS Says Its 'Soldiers' Attacked Church in France, Killing Priest - New York Times
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ISIS Says Its 'Soldiers' Attacked Church in France, Killing Priest
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Two men armed with knives stormed a church in the northern French town of St.-tienne-Du-Rouvray on Tuesday. They took several hostages and killed an 85-year-old priest, the Rev. Jacques Hamel, as Mass was ending. By MEGAN SPECIA and YARA ...
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A Worry if Hillary Clinton Wins: What to Do With Bill
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For a generation, this has been a safe bet: If it's a Democratic convention, Bill Clinton will be making a speech there that people will remember. The Times White House correspondent Mark Landler explains. By SHANE O'NEILL and MARK LANDLER on ...
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Black Lives Matter protesters want to send message to Clinton - USA TODAY
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Black Lives Matter protesters want to send message to Clinton
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PHILADELPHIA -- After having only a small presence last week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, several hundred demonstrators aligning themselves with the Black Lives Matter movement hit the streets here on Tuesday to raise their ...
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Rep. Alan Grayson, Alleged Wife-Beater, Loses Endorsements - Daily Beast
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:17:34 GMT


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Rep. Alan Grayson, Alleged Wife-Beater, Loses Endorsements
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Rep. Alan Grayson's biggest backers as a would-be challenger for Marco Rubio's Senate seat have rescinded their endorsements after reports of alleged abuse. PHILADELPHIA — Progressive groups rescinded their endorsement of Rep. Alan Grayson in ...
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Former Virginia Tech students indicted in slaying of teen
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FILE - This January 2016, file photo provided by Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers, who was arrested in connection with the death of Nicole Lovell. A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in ...
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Anti-abortion duo behind Planned Parenthood videos cleared - Chicago Tribune
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:19:00 GMT


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Anti-abortion duo behind Planned Parenthood videos cleared
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David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, at the Value Voters Summit in September 2015. David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, at the Value Voters Summit in September 2015. (Charles Ommanney / The Washington ...
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Watch the MTV VMA Nominees for Video of the Year - Us Weekly
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Watch the MTV VMA Nominees for Video of the Year
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The 2016 MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, July 26, and the race for Video of the Year is going to be tight! You May Also Like. Beyonce and Blue Ivy Wear Matching Dresses to Jump in Front of the Eiffel Tower Beyonce, Blue ...
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Amar'e Stoudemire retires after 14 seasons; does so as a Knick - ESPN
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Amar'e Stoudemire retires after 14 seasons; does so as a Knick
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Amar'e Stoudemire signed a contract with the New York Knicks and subsequently announced that he'll retire from the NBA, the club said in a statement Tuesday. "I want to thank Mr. Dolan, Phil [Jackson] and Steve [Mills] for signing me so that I can ...
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In a major cyber-hack, whom do you call? The White House spells it out. - Washington Post
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Why Poland has mixed feelings about the Pope’s visit

The pope's viewpoints on sexuality and refugees are at odds with conservative sensibilities and policies in Poland.

Experts: Obama’s color-coded rankings oversimplify cybersecurity threats

The DNC hack is a prime example of why President Obama’s new cybersecurity policy directive does not adequately account for the complex nature of the digital security threat, experts say. 

Could Japan's mass stabbing have been prevented?

The suspect was committed to a psychiatric hospital for a letter that detailed the attack six months beforehand, but was released about a month later.  

Can the Green Party win over Bernie Sanders supporters?

Presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein hopes to attract disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters as an alternative to presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

47 people shot in Chicago this weekend as shootings top last year’s numbers

Chicago focuses on police reform in order to address uptick in violent crime, especially against black residents.

An Illinois church's furniture-refurbishing ministry helps single moms

Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church wanted to try a different approach to helping single mothers who are in poverty or are healing from drug abuse, or both.

New juvenile detention abuse videos shock Australia’s public

Youth detention centers in the Northern Territory, where the vast majority of juvenile detainees are Aboriginal, have been plagued by scandal for years.

Is bitcoin money? Are Airbnbs hotels? Why courts have trouble deciding.

Digital currencies such as bitcoin do not fit classic definitions of 'money' and are therefore difficult to regulate with existing laws. It's one of a number of new technology innovations that regulators are struggling to fit into traditional laws. 

Heated rhetoric aside, what effect has increased Seattle minimum wage had?

Research from the University of Washington suggests although Seattle's increasing minimum wage has not had the negative effects opponents feared, it may not be all good news for Seattle workers. 

Will gendered children's clothing soon be a thing of the past?

Parents are speaking up about gendered children's clothing, which has led some retailers to create gender-neutral lines. 

How much do you know about the Green Party?

With the 2016 presidential campaign heating up, some Americans are looking away from both the Republican and Democratic nominees and wondering instead what alternative parties have to offer. This has sparked a new interest in the Green Party, best known for its commitment to preserving the environment. Test your knowledge and see how much you know of what "Go Green" is all about. 

Will the Democratic National Convention remake Clinton's image?

Hillary Clinton’s focus this week lays on reintroducing herself to the Democratic Party and the American people. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak Tuesday night.

A cosmic mystery: What happened to the craters of Ceres?

New computer models confirm that the dwarf planet Ceres – which has a surprisingly smooth surface – should be covered with craters. 

In the middle of the Baltic Sea, a paradise for peacemakers

The Aland Islands were once contested by Finland and Sweden, their immediate neighbors. But the dispute's peaceful resolution has worked so well that Aland now serves as an example to other cultural conflicts.

Mercy for the corrupt who come clean?

The US and Tunisia are each testing whether leniency toward individuals or businesses that are open about their corruption might lead to less corruption. Confession can be a shorter path to reconciliation.

Bestselling books the week of 7/28/16, according to IndieBound*

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America?

Powered by only the sun, historic global flight makes safe landing

Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emriates, today after completing its 16-stop tour without one drop of fuel. 

The latest healthfood craze could be ... cockroach milk?

Food sources with the exceptional nutritional value that cockroach milk has could help to end world hunger and make food production a more sustainable process.

Charges dismissed in Planned Parenthood video case

Prosecutors dismissed the last of the charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, pro-life activists indicted after making an undercover video intended to discredit Planned Parenthood.

How the digital revolution gave a second life to an old timber town

Faced with the fallout from overlogging, Prinville, Ore., has new shoots of a rebounding economy. How the arrival of Silicon Valley data centers are filling the gaps in rural America.

An appeal from lawyer sentenced for wearing Black Lives Matter pin

Ohio attorney Andrea Burton was sentenced to five days in prison on contempt of court charges when she refused a judge's order that she remove the Black Lives Matter pin that she was wearing. 

Clinton wants to change capital gains taxes

In an effort to encourage investors and businesses to think long-term, Hillary Clinton has proposed changing how we tax capital gains.

Bill Clinton, as first gentleman, could reshape role of first ladies, too

America's first female president would also come with America's first first gentleman, and Bill Clinton could transform the role – if Hillary lets him.

2017 Toyota 4Runner gets a major trim upgrade

Toyota is offering a new TRD Off Road trim level for the 2017 version of its popular 4Runner SUV.

Will 'Genius' bring new readers to the novels of Thomas Wolfe?

Read 'Look Homeward, Angel' today, and you can be forgiven for concluding that legendary editor Max Perkins didn’t cut out enough.

The latest drought is not where you'd expect to find it

In a Northeastern regional drought, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine are experiencing severe conditions.

McDonald's sales slump despite all-day breakfast success

McDonald's sales growth has slowed almost a year after the chain's successful introduction of an all-day breakfast menu. The possible solution? More all-day breakfast. 

Did oxygen jumpstart the rise of animals?

The story of how conditions came to be right for complex organisms to evolve may be more complex and nuanced than previously thought.

Why scientists say some unusual Mars rocks are hints of life

Traces of manganese found in rocks on Mars could be indicators that there was once oxygen on the Red Planet.

Spare the Air: What can cities do to prevent air pollution?

San Francisco hopes to inspire individuals to change their behavior in order to contribute to clearer, healthier air.

Groot power? NASA taps 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to bring 'notoriety'

Two characters from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" star on a patch for ISS payloads, part of NASA's new, more culture-savvy PR approach to an era when funding grows wobbly. 

How Colorado kindergartners helped launch 50-foot-tall sports rocket

Fifteen teams of K-12 students worked on the launch of the world’s largest high-powered sports rocket last week.

Texas birth certificate rules eased for undocumented parents with US-born children

Texas agreed to expand the list of documents that may be submitted to obtain birth certificates for US-born children whose parents entered the country illegally. 

ISIS behind Normandy church attack, says French president

The Vatican expressed shock over the "barbarous killing" in a church in Saint-tienne-du-Rouvray, France.

What stinks? US Botanical Garden's corpse flower poised to bloom

The smelly corpse flower, also known as titan arum, is due to bloom this week after several years of stocking up energy. 

Why some South Koreans don't want shield from North's missiles

Locals worry the THAAD missile defense system would be a target, while analysts point out the risks of angering China with a joint US project. 

Your next Starbucks barista could have pink hair and a fedora

The coffee giant relaxed its dress code Monday to allow its employees to express themselves. The rise of individualism?

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle landscape truly changed, says longtime expert

The current fuel-cell landscape represents an important change from past efforts to promote hydrogen cars.

How Carmelo Anthony, Michael Jordan aim to build bridges with police

Current and former players of the NBA and WNBA are using their positions as celebrities and role models to advance conversations around race relations and gun violence by and against police.

Will Alden Ehrenreich star in a trilogy about 'Star Wars' smuggler Han Solo?

Actor Ehrenreich could appear in more than one film about the famous 'Star Wars' rogue. Ehrenreich is officially on board for at least one 'Star Wars' film.


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3D print biz Shapeways hacked, home and email addresses swiped
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:54:26 GMT

Hashed passwords exposed, too

Custom 3D model printing biz Shapeways has been hacked, who gained access to customers' shipping and email addresses, usernames and hashed passwords.…

What's losing steam at Apple? Pretty much everything
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:34:51 GMT

Cook: Hey, we thought it was going to be even worse

Apple is trying to put the best face on another bad quarter by saying it exceeded its own meager expectations.…

Oz regulator eyes broadband marketing
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:09:30 GMT

ISPs fudging performance claims in ads? Say it isn't so!

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is setting its sights on broadband speed claims, again.…

Europe gives Privacy Shield one year to work
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:06:15 GMT

But privacy watchdogs warn they'll be gunning for it come 2017

Europe's data protection authorities will hold fire for one year on the new Privacy Shield agreement, withholding any potential legal challenges until mid-2017.…

Citrix's GoTo goes to LogMeIn in $2bn merger
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:35:37 GMT

LastPass owner brags about $1bn-a-year sales

LogMeIn has effectively taken over Citrix's unwanted GoTo business.…

Anti-theft kill switches in smartphones just got a little less creepy
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:46:39 GMT

US peeps now get more control over tracking and remote wipes

Some of the largest smartphone vendors and mobile carriers in the US say they have hit a milestone in the use of privacy-friendly anti-theft tools.…

Verizon blames striking workers for dent in sales
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:41:38 GMT

Yahoo! is! going! to! love! it! here!

Fresh from its $4.8bn acquisition of Yahoo!, Verizon says its sales dropped five per cent year-on-year in its latest quarter, the three months to the end of June.…

Intel soundlessly emits Broadwell Xeon E5-4600 v4 quad-socket chips
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:14:12 GMT

She's built like an E5 but handles like an E7

Just because Intel doesn’t make a lot of noise about a product does not mean that it is not important for the company. Rather, it is a gauge of relative importance, and with such a broad and deep portfolio of chips, not everything can be cause for rolling out the red carpet.…

Odds are your office is ill-prepared for network-ransacking ransomware
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:03:08 GMT

Cisco cybersecurity report points to dangers ahead

Organizations are unprepared for future strains of more sophisticated ransomware, a report by Cisco warns.…

BlackBerry snips Alcatel label off a midrange biz 'Droid, sells it for $299
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:53:41 GMT

While baking in extra security

BlackBerry today took the wraps off its first phone of the year, the cryptically named DTEK50. As rumoured, BlackBerry has based its second Android phone on a reference design from TCL, which owns Alcatel, and "security hardened" it with BlackBerry's Android.…

It's 2016 and your passwords can still be sniffed from wireless keyboards
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:58:05 GMT

KeySniffer – does what it says on the tin

Millions of low-cost wireless keyboards are susceptible to a vulnerability that reveals private data to hackers in clear text.…

Commvault's growing, even if profits dipped into losses this quarter
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:29:45 GMT

A million here, a couple of million there

Commvault has sustained its recovery for a third quarter although it has recorded a loss after a much smaller income tax benefit was applied than a year ago.…

Dolly the sheep clones have aged well, say scientists
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:00:08 GMT

Nottingham's cloning success not usual, though

Scientists working on a long-term study of the world’s first cloned animal, Dolly the sheep, have reported that cloned sheep age normally in a paper published today in Nature Communications.…

Ofcom: Legal separation will force Openreach to eat more fibre
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:38:27 GMT

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'

Sharon White, the boss of UK comms watchdog Ofcom, hopes plans to legally separate Openreach from BT will force it to increase its investment of two million fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) connections over the next four years.…

Gridstore deal done: Wrap your mouth aroundHyperGrid HCIaaS
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:30:12 GMT

Does hyperconverger pass the say-it-5-times-fast test?

Gridstore has gone ahead and bought DCHQ.…

Calling all hipster... *hic* hip-hip-storians! Craft beer job spotted
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:14:30 GMT

Smithsonian on lookout for boozy history buff

Had enough of tech? Sporting a big or any kind of unlikely looking beard or interestingly dyed hair? El Reg has found the perfect new job where you’ll get paid handsomely to espouse the wonders of trendy beer.…

Panzura primps file sync 'n' share replication tech
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:39:03 GMT

Global compression and dedupe for faster transfer times

File sync and sharer Panzura has announced its new SMARTSync tech, which it says will reduce the amount of info sent between sites in a sync-and-share network and speed sharing.…

EMC insiders say Salesforce has ordered $75m of its kit
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:12:58 GMT

Forget AWS (sort of): We've still got skin in the game

EMC landed a punch on behalf of tech's old guard after it won a $75m deal to furnish Salesforce with shiny new on-premises storage hardware, sources have claimed.…

TechCrunch defaced by self-professed 'white hats'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:41:16 GMT

'Don't worry we never change your passwords.' Contact us!

Startup tech news blogger TechCrunch appears to have suffered a security breach by online graffiti vandals.…

Harrison Ford's leg, in the Star Wars film, with the Millennium Falcon door
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:25:20 GMT

Disney subsidiary pleads guilty to criminal charges

A subsidiary company of Disney has admitted criminal breaches of health and safety laws after a door of the Millennium Falcon almost crushed Harrison Ford to death in a Star Wars film.…

O2 customer DATA GRAB: Not-a-hack creds for sale on dark web
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:03:07 GMT

Are you a login-recycling gaming fan?

Hackers have gained access to customer data on UK telco O2 – and put it up for sale on the dark web.…

Remix chomps Marshmallow, updates its Android for PCs
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:40:01 GMT

Who needs Windows or an iPad anyway?

An imminent update to Jide’s Remix OS, for Android, is the first to be based on Marshmallow 6.0 and a bunch of UI enhancements.…

Apple Watch exec Bob Mansfield 'gets into secret Apple car'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:17:12 GMT

Here in iCar, iCan only receive, iCan listen to you...

A former senior executive at Apple has returned to the company to oversee its secretive but long-rumoured car project, according to reports.…

ClusterStor is clearly alive (but Havant's still closing) – Seagate VP
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:58:11 GMT

Ken Claffey clarifies ClusterStor after PR 'no comment' snafu

Seagate's ClusterStor arrays do have a future, despite the company's PR side refusing to answer a direct question about them.…

BlackBerry's new best pals: Microsoft, Google, Samsung
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:33:11 GMT

'I cannot buy everything. Or manage everything' ... We need partners – Chen

BlackBerry didn't drop any bombshells at its annual Security Summit last week. Unlike previous years, there were no surprise acquisitions or products. But it did conspicuously share the limelight with a number of partners, some of which may make jolly good new owners.…

Data's democratisation: Because there's no doh in Type 0
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:03:11 GMT

Handle me with care

There has been a slow but steady democratisation of business intelligence (BI) and data science over the years with Excel (and PowerPivot), through introduction of self-service BI and growth of R as the language of choice for statistics.…

UK membership of Council of Europe has implications for data protection after Brexit
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:27:07 GMT

Maybe Brits don't need GDPR

Comment There are whispers circulating in the aether that if PrivacyShield is deemed adequate for transfers of personal data from the European Union(EU) to the USA, then in a post-Brexit Britain, something akin to PrivacyShield can allow for adequate transfers of personal data to the UK.…

Seagate soups up M.2 Nytro flash card
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:02:06 GMT

Doubles capacity of its mini NMVe drive to 2TB

Seagate has more than doubled the maximum capacity of its Nytro M.2 XM1440 flash card from 980GB to 2TB.…

Washed out summer? Fear ye not: DVDs for DevOps droogs
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:27:10 GMT

Virtual box sets for REAL IT pros

Stob Hurrah! Summer is at last well under way, so how better to pass the weekends than pulling the curtains on the rainscape, lolling on the sofa and inhaling a few dozen hours of downloaded TV? I am aware that such an introduction sets up certain expectations.…

Openreach to split from BT... so they'll be 'Legally Separate'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:00:19 GMT

...kind of (c'mon – you didn't think it would go all the way!)

UK comms regulator Ofcom has said today Openreach must become a "legally" separate company from BT – with its own independent board – under plans to reform the former state monopoly's infrastructure division.…

Failing projects pray blockchain works as 'magic middleware'
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:48:43 GMT

And fail anyway, as will you in 'the year of pointless blockchain projects' says analyst

“This is the year of pointless blockchain projects” and anything you build with blockchain will need to be ripped out and replaced within 18 months, according to Gartner fellow Ray Valdes.…

Microsoft stops to smell the roses, creates the Shazam of flowers
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:18:10 GMT

Cross-pollination with boffins helps those who can't tell a daffodil from a daisy

Botanists will be positively blooming thanks to Microsoft, which has worked with a team of scientists to create a system to help flower-fanciers identify species in a snap.…

Microsoft dangles code candy in front of iOS devs
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:02:07 GMT

Objective-C code-checker is Redmond's latest attempt to get app devs into WindowsLand

Microsoft is pressing ahead with its desire to sweep iOS devs into its embrace, this time offering them a code-testing tool to help them use its Windows Bridge for iOS.…

UK 'leccy car company Ecotricity patches leaky car recharge app
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:30:08 GMT

Account takeover is a pushover

Security researcher Scott Helme has turned up a dumb password reset bug in UK energy company Ecotricity's car charging app.…

Seminal adventure game The Hobbit finally ported to the Dragon 64
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:02:07 GMT

Users of obscure Motorola-powered micro can finally see Thorin singing about gold

1982-vintage adventure game The Hobbit has been ported to the Dragon 64, 34 years after the program's release.…

European privacy body slams shut backdoors everywhere
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:03:06 GMT

European Data Protection Supervisor gives crypto-hawks a thumb in the eye

Europe's privacy body has reiterated its pro-privacy, anti-backdoor stance.…

Micron sets a canary to watch over its stock in case of takeover
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:02:07 GMT

Poison pill filing sparks speculation about aggressive buy-out action

A filing in the Securities Exchange Commission has set the hounds running on speculation that Micron Technology is the latest takeover target in the ongoing consolidation of the chip business.…

Microsoft offers admins free Win 10 upgrade lube
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:58:13 GMT

New Upgrade Analytics tool offers risk-based driver, app assessments

Microsoft has offered free lubricant to ease the insertion of Windows 10 across PC fleets.…

Boffins snoop on snooping Tor nodes
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:36:09 GMT

Honeyed onions - mmmm .... honions - used to plug the HSDir privacy hole

A pair of researchers from Northwestern University are working on a framework to let users identify misbehaving Tor nodes.…

Iraqi government finally bans debunked bomb-finding dowsing rods
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:09:28 GMT

Three years, and hundreds of deaths, after fraud uncovered

So-called Advanced Detection Equipment (ADE) used by the Iraqi army to find explosives have been scrapped – more than three years after the devices were proved to be fakes.…

Florida Man cleared of money laundering after selling Bitcoins to Agent Ponzi
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:33:33 GMT

Miami ... Christ

A money-laundering case in Florida has unraveled after a judge declared Bitcoins are not a valid form of money.…

Uber's dud private dick given a hard time by judge in stiff surge case
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:24:12 GMT

'The court cannot help but be troubled by this whole dismal incident'

A private investigator hired by Uber potentially broke the law while digging up dirt on someone suing the taxi app biz, a New York judge has ruled. Information gathered by the dodgy sleuth cannot be used in court by Uber, the beak added.…

I'm good, I'm fine, solid quarter, real well ... pants Sprint as it limps past, spilling $300m
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:31:08 GMT

'Most new customers in nine years'

US telco Sprint says it is bringing in new customers by the boatload, despite another quarter in which its losses reached well into nine figures.…

Euro cops, Intel and Kaspersky slay Shade ransomware
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:52:34 GMT

No More Ransom campaign kicks off

A joint operation by Europol, the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit, Intel, and Kaspersky has seized the command and control servers for the Shade ransomware strain and published code that allows anyone hit by the malware to decrypt their files.…

Hans off! Ericsson unplugs CEO after grsliga results
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:10:52 GMT

Vestberg pays price

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has been unceremoniously dumped after another set of disappointing results.…

Seagate to dismount and fsck its ClusterStor?
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:53:43 GMT

'We're unable to provide any other information at this time'

Amid the looming closure of its Havant facility in the UK, Seagate has nothing to say about the future of ClusterStor, its HPC disk array product line that was engineered there.…

The very latest on the DNC email conspiracy. Which conspiracy? All of them, of course!
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:31:23 GMT

Anti-semitic, Trump-loving Russians battle with Bernie-hating Clinton acolytes

It was devastating. Absolutely devastating. It's hard to imagine anyone surviving such a shocking revelation. But they probably will of course. Thanks to their connections, if you know what I mean.…

Zen loses its chill: UK biz ISP falls offline for four hours and counting
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:46:51 GMT

TITSUP: Total Inability To Support Upset Punters

Updated Beloved business-friendly ISP Zen has been suffering an outage for more than four hours today in the UK – and the carrier has no timetable for when service will be restored.…

Seagate's south UK factory hasn't a future but HDDs do (it hopes)
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:41:07 GMT

ClusterStor-developing shop closing down as biz develops new disk tech

Seagate is closing down its factory in Havant on the south coast of the UK and axing 327 jobs. The redundancies are part of a renewed focus by the Californian giant on its disk drive technology roadmap to boost revenues and profitability.…

Alleged hacker Lauri Love will learn his fate in September, says judge
published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:55:08 GMT

Judgment to be delivered after the summer holidays

Lauri Love will not find out whether he will be extradited to the US until September, District Judge Nina Tempia said today at Westminster Magistrates' Court.…


CNET News

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

published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:07:06 +0000
CNET News

Can't get a ticket to the DNC? Explore Philly like a local - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:07:06 +0000

These five apps will help Hillary and Bernie fans who can't get into the DNC forget their differences and enjoy the City of Brotherly Love.

The CraveCast relives its youth at Comic-Con while preparing for future binge-watching (CraveCast Podcast, Ep 26) - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:53:56 +0000

Comic-Con 2016 got nostalgic with Double Dare, Pokemon and Power Rangers, but also offered a glimpse of more great geekery to come. The CraveCast crew reports back on all of it.

Apple's secret car project may have a new boss - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:45:32 +0000

A new report says Bob Mansfield, a former head of hardware engineering at Apple, is now driving Project Titan.

Hackers could sniff out your passwords if you're typing nearby - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:25:59 +0000

The keysniffer attack picks up your passwords when you type on a wireless keyboard. But hackers have to sneak up pretty close to make it work.

Hunting for Pokemon in the rubble of war-torn Syria - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:33:19 +0000

Artist Khaled Akil places Pokemon creatures amid scenes of destruction to get people looking up from their smartphones at the harsh realities of war.

Apple Music orders up 16 episodes of 'Carpool Karaoke' series - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:19:25 +0000

Apple Music will be home to the new spinoff from James Corden's late-night show which features celebrities singing in cars.

Apple iPad shows faint signs of life - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:47:46 +0000

Apple's troubled iPad business beat expectations and actually saw an increase in revenue.

Apple sales down, but iPhone 7 offers glimmer of hope - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:43:29 +0000

Despite struggling with weak phone demand, the company manages to report better-than-expected quarterly results.

New Facebook Messenger bot orders lunch for you, curates meals - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:02:17 +0000

Allset's Facebook Messenger chatbot finds nearby restaurants, books tables and lets you order meals.

TSA says it's OK to carry a mummified head on a plane - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:58:03 +0000

Got a mummified head? Need to fly somewhere in the US with it? No problem! Just make sure you declare it.

Obama: FBI to lead cyber incident response - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:10:18 +0000

The president puts the federal agency in charge of government responses to major hacks in a new policy directive.

Dear Elon: Mobileye breaks up with Tesla - Roadshow
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:43:38 +0000

Mobileye's investors are not taking it well, sending the stock down after the news broke.

The new Batman introduces multiplayer to Telltale's adventure games - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:11:02 +0000

Other people can help you make decisions and provide feedback on your actions.

Kano inks deal with Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble to sell DIY computer kit - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:23:19 +0000

Kano's DIY computer kit for kids started out on Kickstarter, and will soon be available in retail stores.

Watch Quake's original designer talk about Quake Champions' new characters - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:06:03 +0000

Meet the Champions you'll be fragging with in Quake Champions.

Don't miss a minute of the DNC with these apps - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:03:00 +0000

Whether you're in Philly or following the Democratic National Convention from home, here are seven apps every DNC-watcher should have on their phone.

Venmo users can make purchases, split checks - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:53:22 +0000

The digital payment company has partnered with 11 retailers so far and is looking for more.

Former PlayStation Exec joins Killer Instinct dev - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:50:03 +0000

"The world ain't ready for this!"

Free Xbox One/360 Games With Gold for August 2016 revealed - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:43:34 +0000

WWE 2K16, Spelunky, and more coming for Xbox Live Gold members.

Game based on Netflix's 'Narcos' lets you play kingpin - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:23:15 +0000

The mobile game will reportedly be released in September alongside the season two premiere of "Narcos."

Vizio's price tag: $2 billion, in a sale to China's LeEco - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:39:15 +0000

One of the top TV brands in the US will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chinese company.

Facebook to pledge 1,500 housing units for general public - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:58:51 +0000

To help offset real-estate demand in Menlo Park, Facebook is constructing 1,500 housing units and dedicating a percentage of that for low-income families.

Audi prices 2017 A4 Allroad from $44,000 - Roadshow
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:48:55 +0000

This lifted wagon packs all the same updates as the 2017 A4, but in a taller package.

This robot is part machine, part sea slug - CNET
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:13:51 +0000

Case Western Reserve University scientists develop a "biohybrid" robot that can endure harsh underwater conditions better than all-machine bots.

Volkswagen recalls 6,000 cars for failing child locks - Roadshow
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:48:30 +0000

Child locks, otherwise known as the one thing you want working when you have a curious little one in the backseat.


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AR Helmet Startup Skully Has Crashed and Burned

An anonymous reader writes from a report via TechCrunch: Sources inside the AR helmet company Skully say the startup is no more. TechCrunch reports: "Operations have ceased within the company, and we're told the website will be turned off at some point today. [Skully's CEO and co-founder Marcus Weller] has also been asked to sign a confidentiality deal with investors. Weller told TechCrunch today he will not sign and that he's completely walked away from all dealings with the company as of 10 days ago. The site is still up for now but it says Skully's AR-1 helmet is sold out in every size and no one is able to order. A source tells us sales were cut off on Monday. The shutdown leaves several vendors and Skully's manufacturer Flextronics with unpaid bills and at least 50 full-time employees out of a job. It's unclear if any of the vendors will be paid. That also means the more than 3,000 people who pre-ordered a helmet may never get one -- and one source tells us it's doubtful any of them will be receiving a refund." One source claims Weller botched a possible acquisition deal with Chinese company LeSports before leaving the company last week, while another says the deal might still happen now that the former CEO is gone. Weller is saying that he and his brother were forced out of the company after investors disagreed with the LeSports deal. Investors from Intel Capital ultimately determined it was best to simply shut down the entire company instead of trying to salvage the company Weller started. "We're disappointed Skully has closed its doors. We've been focused on the company's success for nearly two years and have recently been trying to negotiate a funding round to keep it going," Intel Capital said in a statement. "We're certainly sorry for the employees who are losing their jobs, the crowdfunding backers whose investments didn't work out and the customers who'd pre-purchased product. We continue to be excited by the promise of this kind of wearable technology."

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Norway Is Building The World's First 'Floating' Underwater Tunnels

An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Next Web: Norway plans to build "submerged floating bridges" to allow drivers to cross its bodies of water. The Next Web reports: "The 'submerged floating bridges' would consist of large tubes suspended by pontoon-like support structures 100 feet below water. Each will be wide enough for two lanes of traffic, and the floating structures should ease the congestion on numerous ferries currently required to get commuters from Point A to Point B. Each support pontoon would then be secured to a truss or bolted to the bedrock below to keep things stable." A trip from Kristiansand to Trondheim is roughly 680 miles and could take as long as 21 hours due to the seven ferry trips required along the way. While building normal bridges would cost significantly less than the $25 billion in funds required for the tunnel project, the fjords and difficult terrain make them unsuitable candidates. The pricey tunnel project could cut the trip time to just 10 hours when it's expected to be finished in 2035.

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Facebook Open Sources 360 Surround Camera With Ikea-Style Instructions

Reader joshtops writes: Facebook needs you to fill its News Feed, Oculus Rift, and Gear VR with 360 content. So today it put all the hardware and software designs of its Surround 360 camera on Github after announcing the plan in April. Thanks to cheeky instruction manual inspired by Ikea's manuals, you can learn how to buy the parts, assemble the camera, load the image-stitching software, and start shooting 360 content. Essentially 17 cameras on a UFO-looking stick, the 360 Surround camera can be built for about $30,000 in parts. The 4-megapixel lenses can shoot 4K, 6K, or 8K 360 video, and fisheye lenses on the top and bottom remove the blindspots. Facebook forced a random engineer to try to build the 360 Surround from the open source instructions, and found it took about four hours.FastCompany has more details.

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Harrison Ford Could Have Died In Star Wars Set Incident, Court Hears

An anonymous reader writes: While filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harrison Ford almost died when he was crushed by a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon. He was reportedly knocked to the ground and crushed beneath the heavy door when he walked on to the set not believing it to be live. The 71-year-old actor suffered a broken left leg. Prosecutor Andrew Marshall said the door "could have killed somebody. The fact that it didn't was because an emergency stop was activated," he said. The company responsible, Foodles Production, pleaded guilty to two breaches under health and safety legislation, one count under section two of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which related to a breach of duty in relation to employees, and a second under section three, a breach over people not employed by the company. The lawyer for Foodles Production, which is owned by Disney, said the company would contest the level of risk involved on August 22nd at Aylesbury crown court.

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Popular Wireless Keyboards From HP, Toshiba and Others Don't Use Encryption, Can Be Easily Snooped On

Reader msm1267 writes: Wireless keyboards made by eight different companies suffer from a vulnerability that can allow attackers to eavesdrop on keystrokes from up to 250 feet away, researchers warned Tuesday. If exploited, the vulnerability, dubbed KeySniffer, could let an attacker glean passwords, credit card numbers, security questions and answers -- essentially anything typed on a keyboard, in clear text. Keyboards manufactured by Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, Kensington, Insignia, Radio Shack, Anker, General Electric, and EagleTec are affected, according to Marc Newlin, a researcher with Bastille Networks who discovered the vulnerability. Bastille gave the manufacturers of the keyboards 90 days to address the vulnerability, but most vendors failed to respond to their findings. Newlin said only Jasco Products, a company that manufactures the affected keyboard (GE 98614) for General Electric, responded and claimed it no longer manufactures wireless devices, like keyboards. As there doesn't appear to be a way to actually fix the vulnerability, it's likely the companies will eventually consider the devices end of life.

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Chinese Giant LeEco Buys Vizio For $2 Billion, Gets Instant Foothold In US Market

Chinese electronics conglomerate LeEco is purchasing American TV manufacturer Vizio for $2 billion, the company announced at a press conference in China on Tuesday. The announcement effectively gives LeEco, formerly known as LeTV, an instant foothold in the U.S. television market. For a refresh, for those who haven't heard much about LeEco, it's one of China's biggest electronics companies. Founded in 2004, it offers a range of services including live-streaming, e-commerce, cloud, smartphones, TV set-top boxes, and smart TVs among many other products and services. One of the recent areas where it has invested its time on is an electric car, which we talked about here a few weeks ago. From a report: Vizio is primarily known for its televisions, like the P-Series sets that we recently unboxed, but they've also dipped their toes into Android. For example, Vizio released a 10-inch tablet a few years ago, and the aforementioned P-Series TV set ships with a 6-inch Android tablet that you use as a remote. Once Vizio is acquired by LeEco, it'll be operated as an independent subsidiary and the current management will remain in California. LeEco CEO Jia Yueting commented on the deal, saying, "We hope that we can use the ecosystem model and create a great integration between Vizio and LeEco and create new values for U.S. users."Having talked to the executives of LeEco in the past few months, I understand that the company intends to bring its products to the American market before its rival Xiaomi does. Xiaomi also intends to bring its smartphones and TVs to the U.S. and European market, but is currently dealing with different regulations.

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Motorola Confirms That It Will Not Commit To Monthly Security Patches

If you are planning to purchase the Moto Z or a Moto G4 smartphone, be prepared to not see security updates rolling out to your phone every month -- and in a timely fashion. After Ars Technica called out Motorola's security policy as "unacceptable" and "insecure," in a recent review, the company tried to handle the PR disaster, but later folded. In a statement to the publication, the company said: Motorola understands that keeping phones up to date with Android security patches is important to our customers. We strive to push security patches as quickly as possible. However, because of the amount of testing and approvals that are necessary to deploy them, it's difficult to do this on a monthly basis for all our devices. It is often most efficient for us to bundle security updates in a scheduled Maintenance Release (MR) or OS upgrade. As we previously stated, Moto Z Droid Edition will receive Android Security Bulletins. Moto G4 will also receive them.Monthy security updates -- or the lack thereof -- remains one of the concerning issues that plagues the vast majority of Android devices. Unless it's a high-end smartphone, it is often rare to see the smartphone OEM keep the device's software updated for more than a year. Even with a flagship phone, the software update -- and corresponding security patches -- are typically guaranteed for only 18 to 24 months. Reports suggest that Google has been taking this issue seriously, and at some point, it was considering publicly shaming its partners that didn't roll out security updates to their respective devices fast enough.

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Obama Creates a Color-Coded Cyber Threat 'Schema' After the DNC Hack

The White House on Tuesday issued new instructions on how government agencies should respond to major cyber security attacks, in an attempt to combat perceptions that the Obama administration has been sluggish in addressing threats from sophisticated hacking adversaries, Reuters reports. The announcement comes amid reports that hackers working for Russia may have engineered the leak of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to influence the outcome of the upcoming presidential election. Motherboard adds: George W. Bush's Homeland Security Advisory System -- the color-coded terrorism "threat level" indicator that became a symbol of post-9/11 fear mongering -- is getting its spiritual successor for hacking: the "Cyber Incident Severity Schema." President Obama announced a new policy directive Tuesday that will codify how the federal government will respond to hacking incidents against both the government and private American companies. [...] The Cyber Incident Severity Schema ranges from white (an "unsubstantiated or inconsequential event") to black (a hack that "poses an imminent threat to the provision of wide-scale critical infrastructure services, national government stability, or to the lives of U.S. persons") , with green, yellow, orange, and red falling in between. Any hack or threat of a hack rated at orange or above is a "significant cyber incident" that will trigger what the Obama administration is calling a "coordinated" response from government agencies. As you might expect, there are many unanswered questions here, and the federal government has announced so many cyber programs in the last few years that it's hard to know which, if any of them, will actually make the US government or its companies any safer from hackers.

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'DNC Hacker' Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say

The hacker who claimed to compromise the DNC swore he was Romanian, but new investigation shows he worked directly for Russia President Vladimir Putin's government in Moscow. The Daily Beast reports: The hacker who claims to have stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and provided them to WikiLeaks is actually an agent of the Russian government and part of an orchestrated attempt to influence U.S. media coverage surrounding the presidential election, a security research group concluded on Tuesday. The researchers, at Arlington, Va.-based ThreatConnect, traced the self-described Romanian hacker Guccifer 2.0 back to an Internet server in Russia and to a digital address that has been linked in the past to Russian online scams. Far from being a single, sophisticated hacker, Guccifer 2.0 is more likely a collection of people from the propaganda arm of the Russian government meant to deflect attention away from Moscow as the force behind the DNC hacks and leaks of emails, the researchers found. ThreatConnect is the first known group of experts to link the self-proclaimed hacker to a Russian operation, amidst an ongoing FBI investigation and a presidential campaign rocked by the release of DNC emails that have embarrassed senior party leaders and inflamed intraparty tensions turning the Democratic National Convention. The emails revealed that party insiders plotted ways to undermine Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid. The researchers at the aforementioned security firm are basing their conclusion on three signals: the hacker used Russian computers to edit PDF files, he also used Russian VPN -- and other internet infrastructure from the country, and that he was unable to speak Romanian.

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BlackBerry Says Its New Android Smartphone DTEK 50 Is the 'World's Most Secure'

BlackBerry, which once assumed the tentpole position in the mobile market, announced on Tuesday the BlackBerry DTEK 50, its second smartphone powered by Google's Android operating system. The Canadean company is marketing the DTEK as the 'world's most secure' phone. It is priced at $300, and will go on sale in select markets on August 8. The Verge adds:The DTEK50 has a 5.2-inch, 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB RAM, 13-megapixel camera, and 2,610mAh battery. The 8-megapixel front camera also includes a flash for taking selfies. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with BlackBerry's software features, such as the Hub. The software is similar to the software on the Priv released last year. The security features are highlighted right in the device's name, as it has BlackBerry's DTEK software that protects users from malware and other security problems often seen on Android smartphones. The DTEK app lets users quickly get an overview of their device's security and take action on any potential issues. BlackBerry says that it has modified Android with its own technology originally developed for the BB10 platform to make it more secure. The company is also committing to rapid updates to deliver security patches shortly after they are released.

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Notorious Group OurMine Hacks TechCrunch

Prominent technology blog TechCrunch -- which is often cited on Slashdot -- has become the latest victim of the OurMine hacking group. The notorious group gained access to Seattle-based writer Devin Coldewey's account, and posted the following message earlier today: "Hello Guys, don't worry we are just testing techcrunch security, we didn't change any passwords, please contact us." The post was then promoted as a ticker, the top banner in red and as the main story on TechCrunch's front page. BetaNews adds: The OurMine website says that the group offers "top notch vulnerability assessment", so it's possible that the hack was little more than a PR stunt touting for business. It did not take TechCrunch long to notice and remove the story (and presumably change a series of passwords...) but the site is yet to issue a statement about what has happened.

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Pop Star Tells Fans To Send Their Twitter Passwords, But It Might Be Illegal

Cyrus Farivar, reporting for Ars Technica: As a new way to connect with his fans, Jack Johnson -- one half of the pop-rap duo Jack & Jack, not to be confused with the laid back Hawaiian singer-songwriter of the same name -- has spent the last month soliciting social media passwords. Using the hashtag #HackedByJohnson, the performer has tweeted at his fans to send him their passwords. (Why he didn't go for the shorter and catchier #JackHack, we'll never know.) Then, Johnson posts under his fans' Twitter accounts, leaving a short personalized message, as them. While Johnson and his fans likely find this password sharing silly and innocuous, legal experts say that Jack Johnson, 20, may be opening himself up to civil or criminal liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a notorious anti-hacking statute that dates back to the 1980s. "While the entertainer in question likely considers this password collection to be a harmless personalized promotional activity, there may indeed be legal implication of both the fans' and the entertainer's conduct," Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University, told Ars.

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Steam On Windows 10 Will Get 'Progressively Worse': Gears of War Developer

Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform, or UWP, approach isn't sitting well with many game developers. Four months after criticising UWP ecosystem for being a walled-garden, curtailing "users' freedom to install full-featured PC software, and subverting the rights of developers and publishers to maintain a direct relationship with their customers," Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games, the studio behind the Gears of War and Unreal franchises has once again lashed out at the Redmond-based company. He alleges that Microsoft plans to make Steam -- the world's largest PC gaming platform, "progressively worse and more broken." in a move to bolster people's reliance on the Windows Store. From a Gadgets 360 report: "Slowly, over the next five years, they will force-patch Windows 10 to make Steam progressively worse and more broken. They'll never completely break it, but will continue to break it until, in five years, people are so fed up that Steam is buggy that the Windows Store seem like an ideal alternative. That's exactly what they did to their previous competitors in other areas. Now they're doing it to Steam. It's only just starting to become visible. Microsoft might not be competent enough to succeed with their plan but they are certainly trying," Sweeney said. He adds the outcome of this would be forcing every app and game to be sold through the Windows Store alone. "If they can succeed in doing that then it's a small leap to forcing all apps and games to be distributed through the Windows store. Once we reach that point, the PC has become a closed platform. It won't be that one day they flip a switch that will break your Steam library -- what they're trying to do is a series of sneaky manoeuvres. They make it more and more inconvenient to use the old apps, and, simultaneously, they try to become the only source for the new ones," he claims.

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54C Recorded In Kuwait Likely Hottest On Record In Asia

An anonymous reader writes from an Associated Press report: The UN weather agency said it suspects that the 54C temperature recorded in Kuwait has set a record for the eastern hemisphere. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said Tuesday it is setting up a committee to look into whether the temperature recorded last Thursday in Mitrabah, Kuwait, was a new high for the eastern hemisphere and in Asia. WMO's Omar Baddour said it is "likely" to be an eastern hemisphere record. Last week, swathes of the Middle East and North Africa and were hit by heatwaves that have become more frequent over the last half-century, and Earth is fresh off the hottest six months on record. WMO says the world record high of 56.7C was recorded at Furnace Creek in Death Valley, California, in 1913. In the UAE, highs of 49C are expected inland on Wednesday. Last year, the mercury rose above 50C in Sweiham, near Al Ain.An article on Citylab, citing NOAA's latest analysis notes that it was the warmest June in the modern history and also the 14th consecutive month of unprecedented hotness.

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Slashdot Asks: What's Next For Netflix?

What does the future hold for Netflix? The company first earned a name for itself over a decade ago renting DVDs via mails in an era when Blockbuster used to laugh at the mere idea of DVDs-by-mail. It then moved to offering online streaming service way before most of the companies. As VC and former journalist MG Siegler writes, Netflix was always ahead of the curve. But the market -- and the demand from the market is changing, again. To address that, the on-demand streaming service has over the past three-four years started to invest heavily in getting exclusive rights for movies and TV shows, as well as make its own original content. But this time, Netflix is facing immense competition from its rivals -- and its moves aren't that unpredictable. It's also worth pointing out just recently, the company's decision to hike prices led its stocks to tank. Siegler writes: The streaming content game is now hyper competitive. And even the streaming original content game has gotten extremely competitive. And this means it has gotten extremely expensive. The result has been great for us, the users, as we do seem to be in a golden age of television-like content, even if it's being delivered via streaming "channels" like Netflix. With 54 Emmy nominations this year, second to only HBO, Netflix is seemingly closing in on what they set out to do once again. They've become HBO faster than HBO has been able to become Netflix. Of course, HBO still has the warm blanket of cable operator fees to keep them cozy; Netflix's model has them a bit out in the cold in that regard. So, again, what's next? Is it VR? Something else? Don't tell me it's 4k. Worldwide expansion is huge, but that's really just growing into the last business. What's the next business pivot?What you, Slashdot readers, think Netflix's next move will be? Or do you think the company will soon become just another name in its respective category?

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The Hidden Meanings Behind the Set Designs of the RNC and DNC
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The Hidden Meanings Behind the Set Designs of the RNC and DNC
The Democrats had, arguably, more human firepower. But the Republicans had spectacle. The post The Hidden Meanings Behind the Set Designs of the RNC and DNC appeared first on WIRED.

Clinton Got 2 Million People to Troll Trump in One Day
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:42:50 +0000

Clinton Got 2 Million People to Troll Trump in One Day
This digital experiment was not, it seems, a "major loser." The post Clinton Got 2 Million People to Troll Trump in One Day appeared first on WIRED.

Nintendo’s Next Game Console Might Be a Tablet That Connects to Your TV. That’s a Great Move
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:54:57 +0000

Nintendo’s Next Game Console Might Be a Tablet That Connects to Your TV. That’s a Great Move
Eurogamer reports that Nintendo's NX machine is a combination of portable and home gaming. This would be Nintendo's best play in an uncertain world. The post Nintendo's Next Game Console Might Be a Tablet That Connects to Your TV. That's a Great Move appeared first on WIRED.

Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:20:35 +0000

Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming
All of us face some form of food struggle—how to eat pleasurably, ethically, and healthfully. WIRED is here to help. The post Every One of Us Can Struggle With Food—But Solutions Are Coming appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:52 +0000

Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere
Facebook envisions a day when anyone can broadcast a VR version of their lives right in the moment. But getting there will take a whole lot of cameras. The post Facebook Frees Its VR Camera to Push 360 Video Everywhere appeared first on WIRED.

How to Unlock Your Phone’s Trusty Call-Blocking Powers
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:00:44 +0000

How to Unlock Your Phone’s Trusty Call-Blocking Powers
Reject robo-calls with your phone's built-in call blocking powers. The post How to Unlock Your Phone’s Trusty Call-Blocking Powers appeared first on WIRED.

Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:30:16 +0000

Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards
Eight different wireless keyboards entirely lack encryption, according to security researchers, leaving them open to long distance keystroke spying. The post Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards appeared first on WIRED.

Hacking Game Quadrilateral Cowboy Is a Bit Messy, But You Won’t Forget It
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:00:55 +0000

Hacking Game Quadrilateral Cowboy Is a Bit Messy, But You Won’t Forget It
The new PC game "Quadrilateral Cowboy" is a love letter to '80s cyberpunk and collaborative creation. The post Hacking Game Quadrilateral Cowboy Is a Bit Messy, But You Won’t Forget It appeared first on WIRED.

How to Turn Google Into the Best To-Do App Ever
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:57 +0000

How to Turn Google Into the Best To-Do App Ever
All you need to get more done is the apps you almost certainly already use. The post How to Turn Google Into the Best To-Do App Ever appeared first on WIRED.

Hear Us Out: You Can Totally Make a Latte Without Milk
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:37 +0000

Hear Us Out: You Can Totally Make a Latte Without Milk
If you want a latte without the milk, you should be making it with poop. From bacteria, that is. The post Hear Us Out: You Can Totally Make a Latte Without Milk appeared first on WIRED.


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Beyonc and Blue Ivy Are Twinning in Paris and It's Trs Cute
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Beyonce, Blue IvyRemember when matching with your mom felt like social suicide? Well, that's not the case when your mom is Beyonc. The superstar is currently in Paris enjoying some time off with...

Lionel Messi Just Went Platinum Blond and the Internet Can't Deal
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Lionel MessiIt's definitely a summer of changes. Lionel Messi is the latest soccer player to go platinum blond. That's right. The FC Barcelona star debuted a new look, and people are...

Nick Jonas Gives Himself One Special Pep Talk After His MTV Video Music Awards Snub
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Nick JonasSometimes, you have to be your biggest cheerleader. And in some instances, it's okay to talk it out on social media. On Tuesday afternoon, MTV announced this year's nominees for...

Aaron Rodgers Breaks His Silence on Brother Jordan Rodgers Competing in The Bachelorette
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Kylie Jenner's Kyshadow Palette Is Officially Sold Out: 8 Products That Are Just as Good!
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ESC: Kylie JennerIt's like Kylie Lip Kit FOMO all over again. Kylie Jenner's brand-new bronze Kyshadow palette is officially sold out, just one minute after the release--now...

Ariana Grande Breaks Up With Ricky Alvarez
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Ricky Alvarez, Ariana GrandeAriana Grande is back on the market. E! News can confirm the 23-year-old singer and her boyfriend, Ricky Alvarez, have called it quits after a year. A source tells us, "She...

Lindsay Lohan Apologizes for Social Media Rant Over Egor Tarabasov, Says She's ''Taking Time'' for Herself
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:32:00 GMT

Lindsay Lohan, InstagramLindsay Lohan is speaking out following her social media rant against Egor Tarabasov. In case you missed it, the 30-year-old actress shared several now-deleted posts on Instagram,...

Once Upon a Time Cast Reveals How the Evil Queen Will Change Everyone's Lives in Season 6
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:31:30 GMT

Once Upon a TimeWhen Once Upon a Time returns for season six, our beloved heroes will have plenty to deal with. Mr. Hyde and the rest of the residents of The Land of Untold Stories will begin their infiltration...

Remember These Celebrity Scandals? Somehow They Don't Seem So Scandalous Anymore
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:13:00 GMT

Britney Spears, Rolling Stone MagazineRemember when Miley Cyrus buzzed her hair and there was a collective cry around the world? Looking back, that decision was a huge deal at the time, but now it just kind of seems like a shrug in...

Brie Larson, Ben Affleck and More Stars Who Were Warned About Receiving Backlash for Their Superhero Roles
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:27:00 GMT

Brie LarsonWith great movie opportunities also comes not-so-great opinions from the general public. It appears that no matter the star, role or project, anyone and everyone likes to share their...

Gwen Stefani Snapchats Her Way Through a Day of Family Fun at Disney World
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Gwen Stefani, DisneylandCover your eyes, Blake Shelton--it looks like Gwen Stefani is crushing on Mickey Mouse these days! The No Doubt singer paid a visit to Disney World with sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo...

Carpool Karaoke Series Is Officially Happening On...Apple Music
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:56:35 GMT

Michelle Obama, James Corden, Carpool KaraokeYou know how the saying goes: "You can never have too much Carpool Karaoke in your life." That's not a saying? It might just become one. Apple Music will be the new home to...

Pauly D Reveals He Has ''Aubrey Issues'' in This Famously Single Sneak Peek: Is There Trouble in Paradise?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:54:02 GMT

Famously Single 107, Pauly D, Aubrey O'DayTrouble is definitely brewing in paradise. Despite their whirlwind romance on Famously Single, Pauly D and Aubrey O'Day reach a major turning point in their relationship in this clip...

Eva Longoria Dishes on Her New Clothing Line and Marriage to Jose Antonio Baston
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:34:00 GMT

Eva LongoriaEva Longoria has been busy this summer. The 41-year-old Telenovela actress not only married Jose Antonio Baston in May, but she's about to launch her very own clothing line with The...

Whoa! Michael B. Jordan Is Getting Huge for Black Panther, Even Bigger Than He Was in Creed
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:21:00 GMT

Michael B. Jordan, CreedJust when you thought Michael B. Jordan couldn't get any hotter, he's taking it up a few notches. The actor tells me he's doing some "extreme" training to get in shape...

Michelle Obama Could Not Be Classier: The First Lady's 2016 DNC Speech and More Times She Went High When Others Went Low
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:20:00 GMT

Michelle Obama, Democratic National Convention, 2016No matter who you're planning to vote for in November, or who you voted for in the presidential primaries, it's hard to argue against the obvious. Michelle Obama is one class...

Who's the Boss? The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cast Reveals Their Choice For Coulson's Replacement
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:11:10 GMT

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agents of SHIELDWhen Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. jumped ahead six months in the final moments of the season three finale, we were stunned to learn that fearless leader Phil Coulson was no longer Director of...

Miss Florida USA 2017 Genesis Davila Is Stripped of Her Crown for Violating This Pageant Rule
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:09:00 GMT

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These Are the Instagram Photos Rob Kardashian Doesn't Want You to See
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:00:53 GMT

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"Say My Name" to "Irreplaceable": 10 Music Video Looks Beyonc Would Never Wear Today
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:30:00 GMT

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Hillary's long march to the Democratic nomination
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The former secretary of state is now the first female major party nominee in American history

The 2016 Democratic convention - live updates
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Here's the latest news on what's happening at, around and related to the Democratic National Convention

General Mills recalls more flour used in well-known brands
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Expands prior callback stemming from possible E. coli link after 4 more illnesses reported

Mothers who lost kids to violence: "Our children will not die in vain"
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Lottery winner invested part of $3M prize in meth ring
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Persons of interest ID'd in Fla. nightclub shooting
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:42:06 -0400

Women who broke political glass ceilings
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Hillary Clinton is the first female presidential nominee for a major political party, but she's not the first to break through a political glass ceiling

Charges pending after Md. boating brawl goes viral
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Double hand transplant patient has regrets
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Russian "fingerprints" left behind on DNC hack
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Wildfires threaten California's signature parks along Big Sur coastline
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About 20 pct of Russia's Olympic team barred from Rio
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Attackers slay 85-year-old priest in church, "give sermon" in Arabic
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Actress best known as TV psychic Miss Cleo dead at 53
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DNC 2016 highlights
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The best moments from the DNC

Celebs react to Sarah Silverman's Bernie DNC comments
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2 former Va. Tech students indicted in teen girl's death
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Mass killing challenges Japan's sense of security
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14 show dogs die when air conditioning fails in truck
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Michelle Obama's best outfits
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The first lady rocks her fashion choices

One segment of the U.S. economy is flourishing
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Unpopular Hollande faces new test after latest attack in France
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Watch: Rare video of great white shark with a mouthful
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Researchers discover X-shaped formation in Milky Way
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Sun fires off strongest solar flare of the year
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Dad who said baby fell from swing accused of murder
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​With Twitter results on a treadmill, its shares tumble
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Yorkie survives stabbing during Fla. home invasion
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Beyonce dominates MTV VMAs nominations
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Evolution of the Starship Enterprise
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The iconic "Star Trek" vessel is one of the most beautifully-designed and easily-recognizable spaceships in science fiction

"Bernie or Bust" backers: It's not over
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:34:11 -0400

Refusing to concede defeat, these die-hard Sanders supporters say now "the gloves come off"

Rep. John Lewis nominates Hillary Clinton
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:23:30 -0400

The civil rights icon praised Hillary Clinton on day two of the Democratic National Convention

Who's speaking Tuesday at the Democratic convention?
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:58:25 -0400

Delegates are scheduled to participate in a roll call vote Tuesday to formally nominate Hillary Clinton

Susan Sarandon responds to her DNC memes
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Susan Sarandon has seen the internet memes about her DNC distaste, and she doesn't dispute them

Commentary: Those angry Democratic delegates could decide 2016
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:01:53 -0400

Yes, the speeches were good on the first night of the DNC, but the grassroots antipathy for Hillary could give this thing to Trump

Michelle Obama invokes America's children in attack on Trump
published: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 03:50:08 -0400

But the first lady never once mentioned Trump's name in her powerful address on Hillary Clinton's behalf