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How Trump Has Reshaped the Presidency, and How It’s Changed Him, Too
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:09:21 GMT

As Washington evaluates the first 100 days of Mr. Trump tenure, the one consensus is that, for better or worse, the capital has headed deep into uncharted territory.

Trump Invites Rodrigo Duterte to the White House
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:41:22 GMT

The two leaders spoke late on Saturday and addressed the Philippines’ violent campaign against drugs, which has been condemned by human rights groups and many Western governments.

U.S. Confirms It Will Pay for Antimissile System, South Korea Says
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:55:08 GMT

President Trump said last week that South Korea should pay for the so-called Thaad system, but officials said Sunday that the original agreement would not change.

A Spring Thaw? Trump Now Has ‘Very Good’ Words for China’s Leader
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:34:32 GMT

President Trump came into office fuming about China. But lately he has been describing his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as if he were an old pal.

100 Days of Trump Style
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:00:02 GMT

The transition from self-branding to state branding became a lightning rod for multiple issues surrounding the new administration.

Trump Savages News Media at Rally to Mark His 100th Day
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:03:13 GMT

President Trump returned to the populist themes of his campaign with a Pennsylvania rally held in lieu of attending the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

In Dueling Events, Samantha Bee and Hasan Minhaj Target Trump, Fox News and CNN
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:23:19 GMT

Programmed against one another, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and Ms. Bee’s alternative end up in the same place — criticizing the president and the press.

For Journalists, Annual Dinner Serves Up Catharsis and Resolve
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:55:49 GMT

Even as President Trump heckled the proceedings in real time in Pennsylvania, guests said the often-frivolous dinner felt oddly profound.

Climate March Draws Thousands of Protesters Alarmed by Trump’s Environmental Agenda
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:18:49 GMT

On the president’s 100th day in office, demonstrators descended on Washington in an attempt to drown out the administration’s climate change deniers.

Big Climate Protests Against Trump
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:19:45 GMT

Demonstrators chanted: "Resistance is here to stay. Welcome to your 100th day!"

Too Scared to Report Sexual Abuse. The Fear: Deportation.
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:01:21 GMT

There has been a sharp downturn in reports of sexual assault and domestic violence among Latinos in the months since the presidential election.

Tony Blair Urges U.K. to Stay Centered, and Close to Europe
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:08:46 GMT

Twenty years after his landslide election as prime minister, Mr. Blair says he will “never give up” on the idea of remaining in the European Union.

Young, Idealistic but Determined, Slovaks Lead Anticorruption Crusade
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:41:03 GMT

With anti-authoritarian protests erupting across Eastern Europe, a pair of Slovakians are among the young people taking action.

Your Weekend Briefing
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:59:23 GMT

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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

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

Guns, Ammo and Trump at N.R.A. Meeting
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:01:21 GMT

Visit the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Atlanta, where President Trump addressed attendees, a first by a sitting president since Ronald Reagan in 1983.

The LOVE ISSUE | LODGING ROUNDUP: Hotels and Resorts for Romance of All Kinds
published: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:02:56 GMT

Some new and improved hotels and resorts to woo many ages and stages of love, from platonic crushes to wedded commitment.

China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:00:34 GMT

Overfishing is depleting oceans across the globe, but China’s enormous appetite and massive fleet of deep-sea fishing vessels is having an outsize impact.

Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:01:21 GMT

The new Excelsior Scholarship, for use at the state’s public campuses, is “huge” for qualifying in-state families when weighed against the costs of private colleges.

Efforts to Ease Congestion Threaten Street Food Culture in Southeast Asia
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:07:39 GMT

Major cities in Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia are forcing vendors to move, creating more space but diluting local flavor.

Cuban Military Plane Crashes, Killing 8 Troops on Board
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:09:49 GMT

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.

Marine Le Pen Will Name a Former Rival Prime Minister if Elected
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:59:40 GMT

Ms. Le Pen said she had reached an agreement with Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, a right-wing politician who shares her distrust of the European Union.

Pope Francis Urges U.S. and North Korea to Step Away from the Brink
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:48:46 GMT

The pope, returning to Rome from a two-day trip to Egypt, says a nuclear conflict could be disastrous for “the future of humanity.”

Marines Return to Helmand Province for a Job They Thought Was Done
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:43:34 GMT

Thousands of Marines once flooded the Afghan province to push out the Taliban. Now 300 have returned there, and a difficult mission lies ahead.

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published: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:38:47 GMT

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On Pro Basketball: 6-Foot-10 and a 3-Point Shooter. Just What the Rockets Want.
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:11:14 GMT

Kyle Wiltjer averaged just over 10 3-point attempts in the D-League this season as he tries to develop at a position vital to Houston’s success.

Turkey Purges 4,000 More Officials, and Blocks Wikipedia
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:05:02 GMT

A total of 3,974 civil servants were fired on Saturday, and internet users woke up to find that they no longer had access to the free online encyclopedia.

Famed Swiss Climber Killed Near Mount Everest in Nepal
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:42:42 GMT

A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents — including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months — was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.

At Least 5 Are Killed in Tornadoes in East Texas
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:43:00 GMT

Three tornadoes touched down east of Dallas, flipping cars, knocking down trees and destroying homes, the authorities said.

Thomas Forkner, Waffle House Co-Founder, Dies at 98
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:01:13 GMT

Mr. Forkner met his future business partner, Joseph W. Rogers, by selling him a house. They went on to build a chain of restaurants on all-night service and filling fare.

2 Choate Life Trustees Resign Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:49:42 GMT

The former headmasters left their emeritus positions after a report detailed allegations that teachers at the elite Connecticut boarding school had abused students.

I Don’t Miss ‘Swan Lake’: A Ballerina’s Role on ‘The Americans’
published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:27 GMT

Irina Dvorovenko, a former principal ballerina, had to deglamorize to land her TV role. But she instinctively understood it: “It’s my childhood.”

Hacker Leaks Episodes From Netflix Show and Threatens Other Networks
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:09:07 GMT

The hacker or hackers, known as “thedarkoverlord,” demanded ransom after stealing 10 episodes of the next season of “Orange Is the New Black.”

Vows: For Two Writers, the Road Not Taken Beckons Anew
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:05:18 GMT

Michael Ruhlman long had a literary crush on Ann Hood. And now, at last, they are husband and wife.

Review: In ‘The Circle,’ Click Here if You Think You’re Being Watched
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:53:57 GMT

Emma Watson and Tom Hanks star in this adaptation of a Dave Eggers novel that explores surveillance-state threats.

Sunday Routine: How the Creatures of the Wind Designers Spend Their Sundays
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:00:26 GMT

Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters spend time working out, eating well and entertaining friends at home.


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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:42:04 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea.

Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:06:32 -0400

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics.

French voters skeptical Macron, Le Pen have answers on unemployment, security
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:27:17 -0400

PARIS (Reuters) - A week before a decisive second round in France's presidential election, many voters are skeptical that either of the two candidates can solve chronic unemployment or tackle security concerns, a poll published on Sunday found.

Pope calls for end to violence, respect for human rights, in Venezuela
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:12:09 -0400

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sunday for the respect of human rights and an end to violence in Venezuela, where nearly 30 people were killed in unrest this month.

Multiple tornadoes kill five in Texas
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:39:39 -0400

(Reuters) - Multiple tornadoes ripped through a town in eastern Texas overnight, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, according to authorities, who warned the number of casualties could rise.

U.S. Marines back in Helmand as Afghanistan 'stalemate' continues
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:54:07 -0400

CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps has returned to Helmand, the restive province in southern Afghanistan where it fought years of bloody battles with the Taliban, to help train Afghan forces struggling to contain the insurgency.

ASEAN gives Beijing a pass on South China Sea dispute, cites 'improving cooperation'
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:26:58 -0400

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries took a softer stance on South China Sea disputes during a weekend summit, according to a statement issued on Sunday, which went easy on China by avoiding tacit references to its building and arming of its manmade islands.

May expects tough talks; EU alarmed at Brexit 'illusions'
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:11:05 -0400

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May expects divorce talks with the European Union to be tough, she said on Sunday after EU leaders agreed stiff terms and voiced alarm at "illusions" in London that may wreck a deal.

Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to boost moderates before polls
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:43:30 -0400

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to show Iranians preparing to vote in a May 19 presidential poll that it is committed to a nuclear deal and they stand to benefit, EU diplomats say.

U.S.-backed militias claim big advance against IS in Syria's Tabqa
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:00:30 -0400

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said on Sunday they had made a big advance in Tabqa, a strategically vital town controlling Syria's largest dam, in their campaign to drive Islamic State from its stronghold of Raqqa, 40km (25 miles) downstream.


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President marks milestone with divisive, determined speech at campaign-style event
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:14:18 GMT

Instead of following in the footsteps of his predecessors, President Donald Trump again forged his own path Saturday, opting to host a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania instead of attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.

Gergen: Most divisive presidential speech I've ever heard
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:14:59 GMT

Former presidential adviser David Gergen called President Donald Trump's speech at a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania "deeply disturbing."

Trump: We all bleed the same red blood
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:54:24 GMT

Donald Trump closed his 100th-day rally in Pennsylvania with a message of unity, saying no matter the color of our skin "we all bleed the same red blood."

Watch the President's entire speech
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:21:11 GMT

President Trump marked his 100th day in office by holding a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Hasan Minhaj's best lines from correspondents' dinner
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:23:23 GMT

President Donald Trump was a no-show at the first White House Correspondents' Association dinner of his presidency. But that didn't keep "Daily Show" comedian Hasan Minhaj from addressing "the elephant not in the room."

Woodward and Bernstein defend a free press against Trump
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:38:45 GMT

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of Watergate fame argued Saturday night that good journalism is more crucial to a free society than ever in a climate of increasing hostility between the White House and the press.

Comedian: Who tweets at 3 a.m. sober?
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:17:42 GMT

At the White House correspondents' dinner, "The Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj asked who tweets at 3am sober.

Trump slams WH correspondents' dinner
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:08:43 GMT

At a campaign-style rally on his 100th day in office, President Trump mocks the White House correspondents' dinner, saying he would rather be with the "better people" at his rally.

Best moments from Samantha Bee's 'Not the WH Correspondents' Dinner'
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:05:27 GMT

"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee was the master of ceremonies during the "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner." The comedy special coincided with the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner that President Trump skipped in favor of a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania.

Biden back in NH as Democrats eye 2020
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:54:02 GMT

Joe Biden's return to this early primary state of New Hampshire already has Democrats buzzing: Does he have one more race left in him?

Cillizza: Flynn's no good, very bad week
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:01:08 GMT

With every passing week, it becomes more and more clear that Michael Flynn is in a world of trouble.

Protesters march against Trump's climate policies
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:17:18 GMT

Thousands of people who support action on climate change are expected to brave the sweltering heat Saturday and march through the nation's capital as part of the People's Climate March.

7 killed, dozens hurt in severe storms
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:44:28 GMT

A strong storm caused severe flooding and tornadoes that killed at least two people and injured dozens more in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas.

See giant twister swirl through Texas
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:07:17 GMT

Tornadoes ripping through north Texas left widespread destruction and more than 50 people injured, officials said.

Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to WH
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:12:51 GMT

President Donald Trump invited his polarizing Philippines counterpart to the White House during a phone call in which the two leaders discussed North Korea.

US troops patrol Turkey-Syria border
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:51:45 GMT

US forces have begun patrolling part of the Turkey-Syria border after Turkish airstrikes killed some fighters there closely allied to the United States.

Famed Swiss climber falls to his death
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:26:08 GMT

Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in an accident near Mount Everest, Nepal's tourism department said.

Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:17:53 GMT

President Donald Trump would not rule out the use of military force against North Korea in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Saturday, just hours after Pyongyang launched a missile test in defiance of international pressure.

Marijuana leftovers make dog sick
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:22:30 GMT

A Colorado dog owner is asking marijuana users to be more careful with their leftover pot.

Deshaun Watson buys mom new car

Flight attendant: Boss said I'm fat
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:56:23 GMT

Flight attendants working for Russian national aviation company Aeroflot say that their work is being reduced because of their size. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

China deports US woman it convicted of spying
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:58:44 GMT

China has deported an American businesswoman whom it convicted of spying a few days earlier.

Opinion: How much did United pay out?
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:50:33 GMT

NRA conventioneers embrace Trump, but don't take anything for granted

Why are Americans so infatuated with guns?
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:57:28 GMT

Guns are not a part of the culture of my homeland, except perhaps for the occasional Bollywood movie in which the bad guy meets his demise staring down the wrong end of a barrel.

Trump: '8-year assault' on 2nd Amendment is over
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:10:48 GMT

On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump used a speech at the National Rifle Association to help renew his standing among a conservative base that's wary after watching the President reverse course on a series of campaign promises.

President slams Warren at NRA convention
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:13:16 GMT

President Trump spoke at the NRA convention and fired up the crowd with some familiar and controversial campaign language. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Trump's strong words for MS-13
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:58:59 GMT

During the NRA Leadership Forum, President Donald Trump promised to go after gang members and cartels, while protecting freedoms of law-abiding Americans.

Gun to head, cashier icily hands over cash
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:40:03 GMT

A Kansas City Jimmy John's cashier seemed unfazed after a man pointed a gun to his head during a robbery caught on video.

SpaceX delays launch of spy satellite
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:55:38 GMT

Elon Musk's SpaceX will attempt to deliver a mysterious satellite into orbit for the U.S. intelligence community on Sunday.

EPA scrubs climate change info from website
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:35:59 GMT

The EPA removed most climate change information from its website Friday, saying in a press release that language on the website is being updated to "reflect the approach of new leadership."

Cillizza: Chuck Schumer's wild prediction
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:36:47 GMT

Chuck Schumer is not only the leader of Democrats in the Senate. He's also the smartest political mind of that group. Which makes what the New York Senator told MSNBC on Friday sort of perplexing.

NFL draft shows league still clueless about violence against women

Singer and quarterback welcome baby girl
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:25:09 GMT

Ciara and Russell Wilson's baby girl is here.

When the 'Kiss Cam' gets real awkward

Ellen said 2 words ... and changed the world
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:13:42 GMT

Ellen DeGeneres takes a look back at her coming out episode 20 years ago on her sitcom "Ellen."

Emma Watson's late night mix-up
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:02:07 GMT

On "The Tonight Show," Emma Watson and Jimmy Fallon talked about her confusing him with Jimmy Kimmel during her first appearance on the show.

Cartoonists take on Trump's presidency
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:16:27 GMT

The female photographers challenging norms
published: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:59:25 GMT

31 amazing travel photos
published: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:13:28 GMT

If inspiration is the first step in travel, the journey starts with these photos.

What Obama told Tom Hanks on yacht
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:36:04 GMT

Tom Hanks talks about his vacation with former President Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Springsteen on "The Late Show with Steven Colbert."

Trump can't stop U.S. jobs from leaving
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:46:20 GMT

American companies have continued to ship jobs overseas on an almost daily basis during President Trump's first 100 days in office.

Why a higher debt ceiling is no license to spend

How to earn $5,000 a year more in retirement
published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:40:11 GMT

Many people expect their living costs to drop in retirement, and while this might be true in certain cases, it isn't always.

Want to be a millionaire? Do this
published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:22:20 GMT

You might be surprised at how much of a difference a small increase can make.

Trump's report card: From 'A's to 'F's
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:09:09 GMT

The best thing Trump has done
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:40:45 GMT

Why Muslims are marching for climate
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:05:50 GMT

From the cropless farmer to the beleaguered first responder to the person forced to evacuate their flooded home, we all have our reasons for caring about climate change. As an Indonesian-born Muslim living in California, it is my faith that compels me to protect our earth.

Kamau Bell: Why give white supremacist air?
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:25:27 GMT

"Why are you giving Richard Spencer a platform?"

Penny Pritzker: My immigrant story
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:37:48 GMT

More than 130 years ago, my great-great-grandparents left then-czarist Russia for the United States with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Escaping political oppression, they emigrated to Chicago with no knowledge of the English language, and at a time when immigrating "legally" meant little more than writing, by hand, the family's name in a notebook at Ellis Island.

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8 surprising facts about heartburn

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MS-13 is Trump's public enemy No.1, but should it be?
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:47:34 GMT

President Donald Trump and his top immigration enforcers have begun to focus their attention on the deadly MS-13 gang, saying the administration's hardline immigration policies are focused on stopping its spread in the US.

Trump's 100 days in 14 charts
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:36:14 GMT

President Donald Trump's 100th day in office on Saturday follows a campaign in which he promised to revolutionize the US government's role in virtually all areas.

Trump: 'I thought it would be easier'
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:20:18 GMT

President Donald Trump, reflecting on a first 100 days in office that has featured no major legislative wins and low approval ratings, said Thursday he thought the job would be easier.

Diabetes, weight can combine to alter brain, study says
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:16:43 GMT

It's well-known that type 2 diabetes can cause medical complications in certain organs, including the brain. But overweight and obese people with early-stage type 2 diabetes have more severe abnormalities in brain structure and cognition than normal-weight people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Help people with dementia lead better lives
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:55:48 GMT

Alzheimer's disease has an unusual distinction: It's the illness that Americans fear most -- more than cancer, stroke or heart disease.

What that energy drink can do to your body
published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:42:10 GMT

Energy drinks may be popular -- the global energy drink market was worth $39 billion in 2013 and is forecast to reach $61 billion by 2021 -- but they have gotten a bad rep among health experts.

The controversy around '13 Reasons Why'
published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:14:03 GMT

What elite athletes can teach us about pregnancy
published: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:36:10 GMT

Geena Davis is the ultimate female protagonist
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:14:08 GMT

As a slugger, a president, the Thelma to Louise or an advocate for gender parity in Hollywood, Geena Davis is the ultimate female protagonist.

The real winner of Trump's 100 days: Hollywood
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:41:03 GMT

Donald Trump promised supporters so much winning they would become exhausted. While the president enjoys at best sparse backing in Hollywood, his election has produced its share of showbiz winners, and less demonstrably losers.

Emma Watson, Tom Hanks do social media right
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:51:44 GMT

Emma Watson is selective with her social media use.

'Handmaid's Tale' is 'scarily relevant' in Trump era
published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:28:34 GMT

Note: This story contains spoilers from the first three episodes of Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."

5 stunning private island retreats
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:12:34 GMT

More women nominated for food's top prize
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:29:52 GMT

8 endangered sites to see now
published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:40:23 GMT

25 of the world's best honeymoon hotels
published: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:02:50 GMT


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Dozens of Yazidis enslaved by IS in Iraq now free
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:30:00 GMT

The 36 men, women and children were held by IS in Iraq for nearly three years.

Gem TV: Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:46:56 GMT

Saeed Karimian, founder of Gem TV, had previously been tried in absentia by a Tehran court.

Ueli Steck: Everest claims 'Swiss Machine' climber
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:38:46 GMT

"Swiss Machine" Ueli Steck dies in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on a new route.

Swiss 'spy' arrested in Frankfurt
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:18:37 GMT

The man is suspected of spying on German tax investigators who have bought CDs from Swiss banks.

Donald Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:14:47 GMT

The president insists he is keeping his election pledges and dismisses criticism as "fake news".

Fifa powerbroker Ahmad quits after claims
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:18:13 GMT

Fifa official Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah resigns a day after denying claims linking him to a fraud case.

North Korea crisis: Pope urges international mediation
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:17:33 GMT

Norway could be among the powers involved in resolving the nuclear stand-off, he suggests.

Turkey sacks 4,000 more officials in coup-bid crackdown
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:55:02 GMT

The latest purge comes alongside a ban on TV dating shows and the blocking of the website Wikipedia.

Anti-Trump climate change march draws thousands in US
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:00:32 GMT

People took part in the march to protest Donald Trump's climate policies on his 100th day in office.

Cuba military plane crash leaves eight dead
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:39:25 GMT

An investigation is launched after the crash in the mountainous west of the island.

Italian woman 'returns mixed-race surrogate baby'
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:46:49 GMT

An Italian woman is accused of faking a pregnancy and then giving back the baby she bought.

Arkansas execution: Judge orders post-mortem
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:12:21 GMT

Kenneth Williams was convulsing and groaning in his final moments, witnesses said.

Motherhood in the time of Zika
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:06:36 GMT

Katie Falkenberg's photo feature on mothers caring for children damaged by the Zika virus in Brazil was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2017.

Deadly tornado crosses Texas road
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:41:42 GMT

Footage from Canton, east of Dallas, shows one of the tornadoes which have left five people dead.

Correspondents' Dinner joke targets Trump
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:00:21 GMT

US comedian Hasan Minhaj had a dig at the president during the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which the president snubbed.

Ayrton Senna: Why the brand lives on
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:06:57 GMT

Legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna is still one of the strongest brands in sport - and now his name is making a difference in education.

Protests against Trump's climate plans
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:00:46 GMT

Thousands rally across the US to protest against Donald Trump's climate strategy.

Elon Musk reveals underground road vision
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:03:25 GMT

The US entrepreneur and Tesla-founder finds traffic "soul-destroying" - so he's come up with this.

Trump attacks media after snubbing White House Correspondents Dinner
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:16:34 GMT

He dismissed criticisms as "fake news" and said he was keeping "one promise after another".

Ted 2017: Elon Musk's vision for underground road system
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:57:48 GMT

Elon Musk talks about networks of tunnel roads, autonomous driving, space travel and his pet snail Gary.

Bahamas festival organisers promise refunds
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:13:40 GMT

The organisers of the cancelled Fyre Festival say they'll give refunds, charity donations and 2018 VIP passes to all.

Ivan the Terrible statue goes missing after one hour
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:26:40 GMT

Local authority confiscates monument after it is installed "too soon".

Tajik leader's 'full title' rule comes into force
published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:08:15 GMT

All media must now refer to President Emomali Rahmon by his not insubstantial official title.

Buffalo beauty contest held in Pakistan
published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:45:49 GMT

Competition creates awareness about "the importance of breeding this beautiful animal".

'Very boring'
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:40:37 GMT

Here's what Mr Trump missed by snubbing the White House press lobby's annual comedy roast.

Hero's legacy
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:07:14 GMT

Twenty-three years after his tragic death, legendary F1 driver Ayrton Senna is still one of the most valuable brands in sport.

Good Samaritan
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:16:52 GMT

Suraj Prakash Vaid rushes to help traffic accident victims in a country where most opt to walk away.

Spanish bravado
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:11:35 GMT

The tangled tale of a tapestry heir told he has to leave a Madrid building made famous by Goya.

'Already dead'
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:50:20 GMT

'The Hong Kong we know isn't dying. It's already dead,' says one young Hong Konger contemplating her future.

Trumponomics quiz
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:48:40 GMT

Test your knowledge of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Africa's top shots
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:23:21 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.


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The Wall Street Journal: Pope Francis preaches message of faith and forgiveness during Mass with Egypt’s Coptic Christians
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:45:35 GMT

Pope Francis celebrated Mass for members of Egypt’s small Catholic community on Saturday morning, urging them to hope and forgive those who terrorize and persecute them.

The New York Post: Trump commends Philippines leader Duterte’s war on drugs and extends invitation to visit U.S.
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:16:12 GMT

President Trump spoke by phone Saturday with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte — praising the strongman for “fighting very hard to rid his country of drugs” and inviting him to Washington.

Market Extra: How Trump’s stock market ranks during his first 100 days in office
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:10:34 GMT

Here’s how President Donald Trump’s performance on Wall Street stacks up against other presidents, on his first 100 days in office.

Market Extra: Dow’s rally from election to Trump’s first 100 days is a postwar record
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:06:07 GMT

As President Donald Trump hit his 100th day in office Saturday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has booked the best performance in the postwar era under a first-term president when measured from Election Day through the 100th day in office, according to Dow Jones data.

The Wall Street Journal: Trump tells rally attendees in Harrisburg, Pa., that he’s delivered 100 days of action
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:22:46 GMT

President picks come-as-you are campaign rally at Farm Show Complex and Expo Center over black-tie White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington.

The Wall Street Journal: Trump breaks with 30-year tradition in skipping White House correspondents dinner
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:19:43 GMT

Last president absent from black-tie Washington event was Ronald Reagan, after an assassination attempt. Carter hadn’t attended in 1978 and 1980, while Richard Nixon missed the dinner in 1972 and 1974.

NewsWatch: This scoreboard tracks the economy under Trump. Here’s what it says now
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:00:12 GMT

The cold, hard numbers in MarketWatch’s Trump Scoreboard lay out how the U.S. economy has weathered the first 100 days of the 45th president.

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: 5 doomed stocks to sell in May
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:46:29 GMT

Sell in May? Do it with these five, says Jeff Reeves

The Wall Street Journal: EU on Brexit: Trade talks with U.K. are still months away
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:33:56 GMT

The European Union adopted its core positions Saturday for the coming Brexit negotiations, making it clear to Britain that talks on a future trade agreement remain months away.

How Apple and Tesla want California to change proposed self-driving car rules
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:23:05 GMT

Apple and Tesla are among the companies, cities, business and civic entities and individuals that have asked California regulators to make changes in the state’s proposed policies on self-driving cars.

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Trump: I’m ‘disappointed’ with the speed of congressional Republicans
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:35:36 -0400

Trump: I’m ‘disappointed’ with the speed of congressional RepublicansPresident Trump said he is disheartened with the pace of the Republican-controlled Congress, which has yet to send a signature piece of legislation to his desk.


Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:08:57 -0400

Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.


Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visit
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:07 -0400

Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visitPope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group. Last December, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church was itself targeted by a suicide bomber in an attack that killed 29 people. Francis had earlier met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of the Al-Azhar institution, one of Muslim world's leading authorities, to push for dialogue between the two faiths.


Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:49:06 -0400

Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on boardA military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.


Delta Airlines Pilot Hits Passenger
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:43:17 -0400

Delta Airlines Pilot Hits Passenger“We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson said.


Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:00:56 -0400

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probeLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative.


Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one week
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:13:54 -0400

Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one weekThe House passed a continuing resolution, or "CR," giving Congress until next Friday to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year.


Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lol
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:43:08 -0400

Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lolLook, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change.  He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants." The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. SEE ALSO: Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious It's just kind of funny that the man who has done all of the above couldn't get a sign for the protest that was bigger than a piece of computer paper.  Like, at what point did DiCaprio realize he wanted a sign? Did he wake up in a hotel and say, "Shit, I forgot people were going to write things on posters and walk around with them at this thing I'm going to today," and then he went to the nearest Staples, a Staples with markers but without posterboard? Did the hotel have a green and a red marker and a file folder somewhere? Does he keep these things in a bag? Anyway, it's just funny. WATCH: Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign


Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:28:38 -0400

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clashMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.


100 Days in, Trump Misses His Old Life
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:03:03 -0400

100 Days in, Trump Misses His Old LifeDonald Trump says he thought the presidency would be far easier than it's actually been. He says he misses his old life. But will he actually learn anything from these reflections? Lawrence O'Donnell speaks with Nicholas Kristof and Charlie Sykes.


White House Correspondents Dinner host blasts Trump, despite being asked not to
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:21:00 -0400

White House Correspondents Dinner host blasts Trump, despite being asked not toHow do you hold the White House Correspondents Dinner, a long-running tradition of roasting the president, when the president is so famously bad at taking a joke?


Liberia tests mystery illness after 11 unexplained deaths
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:34:06 -0400

Liberia tests mystery illness after 11 unexplained deathsLiberia said Friday that samples from people struck down by a mystery illness are being tested abroad after 11 unexplained deaths, though Ebola has been ruled out. The unidentified illness has affected 19 people in Greenville, southeastern Liberia, who began showing symptoms on April 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed. Liberia's health ministry and the WHO have confirmed the disease is not Ebola, the hemorrhagic fever that killed thousands in a recent west African epidemic, despite some similar symptoms.


AG Sessions vows to 'hammer' MS-13 street gang
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:18:38 -0400

AG Sessions vows to 'hammer' MS-13 street gangU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged federal resources to crack down on the New York gang.


1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flames
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:08:26 -0400

1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flamesThe 1992 Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992, after the acquittal of four LAPD police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King. Video of his treatment after a March 3, 1991, traffic stop drew international attention. Civil unrest, which included violence and looting, broke out on the streets of Los Angeles.


Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:25:00 -0400

Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To MexicoCops are still searching for him.


Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:53:00 -0400

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quitBy Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. Saturday's protest in the capital -- called "We're sick of him" -- was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.


Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving Rules
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:04:16 -0400

Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving RulesThe tech giant also wants the state’s restriction on using self-driving vehicles without a human driver to be removed.


Chicago schools to stay open despite lawsuit's rejection
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:28:14 -0400

Chicago schools to stay open despite lawsuit's rejectionCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said the city's public schools will remain open until the end of the school year, despite a judge's decision Friday to toss a district lawsuit over education funding by the state of Illinois.


‘I thought it would be easier’: Trump assesses his first 100 days
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:58:06 -0400

‘I thought it would be easier’: Trump assesses his first 100 daysOn the cusp of his 100th day in office, President Trump went on a media blitz this week, granting interviews to a number of outlets reflecting on his first months in the nation’s highest office. In addition to an interview with the Associated Press that attracted attention for all the “unintelligible” lines in the transcript, Trump spoke to the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters about everything from his flip-flop on withdrawing from NAFTA to his surprise about the difficulties of his job. “I loved my previous life,” Trump told Reuters. “I had so many things going.


Congress passes last-minute measure to avert government shutdown
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:16:00 -0400

Congress passes last-minute measure to avert government shutdownCongress has voted to continue government funding through 5 May, averting a government shut down for at least a week. Members of Congress clamoured to put together a funding bill for the 2017 fiscal year by Friday’s deadline, but were unable to reach consensus. The bill passed today gives Congress one more week to decide on a budget for the current year.


'Horrifying' execution of US inmate: lawyer
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:16:09 -0400

'Horrifying' execution of US inmate: lawyerThe last of four US prisoners rushed to death by the state of Arkansas after intense legal battles, jerked and convulsed in a "horrifying" end to his life, his lawyer said Friday, as the UN and EU renewed their opposition to the death penalty. Kenneth Williams, a 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer, was the last of four inmates put to death over the space of a week -- the first such executions by the conservative southern state since 2005. "Press reports state that within three minutes into the execution, our client began coughing, convulsing, jerking and lurching with sound that was audible even with the microphone turned off," lawyer Shawn Nolan said in a statement.


Strong earthquake hits off Philippines, no major impact seen
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:22:10 -0400

Strong earthquake hits off Philippines, no major impact seenA strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a risk big waves could spread 300 km (190 miles) away from the epicenter, reaching as far away as Indonesia. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said no tsunami warning was issued after a quake it had measured at 7.2.


First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:11:04 -0400

First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospitalWASHINGTON (AP) — Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, "relax and enjoy in peace."


Body Believed to Be Teen Hiker Found, Grandmother Still Missing
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:47:00 -0400

Body Believed to Be Teen Hiker Found, Grandmother Still MissingHe was found Friday, according to reports.


Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claims
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:57:06 -0400

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claimsTurkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users. Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia.org, without making clear the reason for the move. Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups.


Former US Navy Seal Robert O'Neill describes the moment he 'shot dead Osama bin Laden'
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:56:58 -0400

Former US Navy Seal Robert O'Neill describes the moment he 'shot dead Osama bin Laden'The former US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden has described the moment he claims he shot the al-Qaeda leader dead. Robert O’Neill, who claims to have fired the fatal bullets, has for the first time published a detailed account of the mission that lead to the 9/11 mastermind being gunned down in a secure compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011. In a dramatic extract from his new book, The Operator, published in the Mirror, the former Seal described the moment he fired two shots at Bin Laden and “split open” his head.


Man arrested in machete attack at university coffee shop
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:56 -0400

Man arrested in machete attack at university coffee shopLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said.


Russian flags rained down in a confetti-style protest during Trump's rally
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:42:34 -0400

Russian flags rained down in a confetti-style protest during Trump's rallyTrolling is mostly dumb, but sometimes it's an art. President Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday and, as he was speaking, someone tossed a bunch of tiny Russian flags, confetti-style, in front of the cameras streaming his speech to news networks. SEE ALSO: Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya As far as protests go, it certainly earns points for creativity. The Trump campaign and administration officials have had a lot of unexplained contact with Russian officials, much of which is currently under investigation. A former campaign manager allegedly laundered money for a Ukrainian political party with ties to the Russian government. The FBI got a surveillance court order in the summer of 2016 to watch a Trump adviser because of an investigation into links between the Kremlin and the current president's campaign. And if you're looking for more...oddities...they're not hard to find. The FBI is currently investigating the administration's ties to Russia, as are multiple bodies in Congress. Maybe this particular troll just wanted to remind us of that. WATCH: In stunning exchange, Trump refuses to answer question from CNN reporter


Syria Says Israel Attacked With Missiles Today
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:58:33 -0400

Syria Says Israel Attacked With Missiles TodayThe Syrian military said in a statement that the attack, which could be felt at least 15 kilometers (9 miles) away, was carried out by Israel and aimed to "raise the morale of terrorist groups" the government maintains are waging war against President Bashar Assad's forces.


Mom tells school: My daughter will do less homework
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:33:23 -0400

Mom tells school: My daughter will do less homeworkToo much homework is the worst. Luckily for this 10-year-old girl, her mother has her back.


U.S. FDA approves Takeda's lung cancer drug as second-line treatment
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:55:01 -0400

U.S. FDA approves Takeda's lung cancer drug as second-line treatment(Reuters) - Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its lung cancer drug, almost three months after the company acquired the drug's developer, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. The drug, Alunbrig, is approved as a second-line treatment for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, who have progressed on or are intolerant to Pfizer's crizotinib, the standard initial treatment for the disease. Alunbrig was approved under the FDA's accelerated approval program, which allows for quicker approval of drugs that fill an unmet medical need. Takeda in mid-February completed its acquisition of Ariad for $5.20 billion, undertaken to beef up its oncology pipeline.


Footage Shows 3 Inmates Brutally Beating Jail Guards, Leaving 1 Unconscious
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:10:00 -0400

Footage Shows 3 Inmates Brutally Beating Jail Guards, Leaving 1 UnconsciousAuthorities say the trio repeatedly punched the two correctional deputies at Cook County Jail in Illinois.


Knights of Malta elect temporary leader for reform period
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:21:34 -0400

Knights of Malta elect temporary leader for reform periodVATICAN CITY (AP) — The ancient Knights of Malta religious order on Saturday elected a temporary leader during a period of reform after the last grand master was effectively ousted by Pope Francis.


Michelle Obama reveals why she held back tears at Trump's inauguration
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:08:00 -0400

Michelle Obama reveals why she held back tears at Trump's inaugurationFormer First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed the reason behind her now-infamous “side-eye” during Donald Trump’s inauguration: She was holding back tears. “I didn’t want to have tears in my eyes because people would swear I was crying because of the new president,” Ms Obama told an audience at the American Institute of Architects convention in Orlando. In her first speech since Mr Trump took office, Ms Obama said she had grown emotional at the thought of leaving her White House staff.


Father of missing boy says he's desperate to find son
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:44:48 -0400

Father of missing boy says he's desperate to find sonLOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of a 5-year-old boy reported missing about a week ago in California has released a statement saying he is desperate to find his son, on the same day homicide detectives searched his home.


Trump cuts spark fears of global tax war
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:47:28 -0400

Trump cuts spark fears of global tax warDonald Trump's plans to slash corporate taxes in the United States have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say. In what Trump's economic advisor Gary Cohn described as "the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986, and one of the biggest tax cuts in American history," the White House plans to dramatically cut taxes for US businesses and individuals, slashing the corporate rate from a top rate of 35 percent to 15 percent. Trump's goal is for the reforms to propel the US economy to three percent annual growth.


Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:23:32 -0400

Trump's big EPA website change should make you furiousYet another fear among scientists and climate activists has become reality in the era of Trump. Decades of research and data about carbon emissions, other greenhouse gases, and more was hidden from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website by the Trump administration late Friday as the sprawling climate change webpage goes under "review."  Adding insult to injury, this comes on the eve of the People's Climate March.  Climate change activists have been wringing their hands ever since Inauguration Day, fearing that the new administration would do something just like this. The EPA has been chipping away at climate change mentions on its website since January, but Friday's takedown is the biggest, and most disturbing step yet.  SEE ALSO: In ultimate insult, Trump rolls back EPA's climate policies from within the EPA The webpage, which has been in existence for more than 20 years, explained what climate change is, what caused it and how it affects your health, among other things. In contrast to what Trump and his EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, have said about climate change (they don't believe it's man-made), the webpage notes many times how humans have contributed to climate change.  "Research indicates that natural causes do not explain most observed warming, especially warming since the mid-20th century. Rather, it is extremely likely that human activities have been the dominant cause of that warming," the webpage read, according to an archived version captured before Friday. Starting Friday evening, going to EPA.gov/climate and EPA.gov/climatechange sent visitors to a landing page that said, "This page is being updated." In an agency statement about the website changes, there's no mention of removing all the content, even if temporarily.  "The process, which involves updating language to reflect the approach of new leadership, is intended to ensure that the public can use the website to understand the agency's current efforts," the EPA's statement reads, adding in the last line that "content related to climate and regulation is also under review." At the very end of a Friday news dump: @EPA might take climate change information off its website pic.twitter.com/Gngh62R5sJ — Timothy Cama (@Timothy_Cama) April 28, 2017 While the climate landing page was down, certain climate-related sections could still be found through a Google search. For example, a section about climate indicators was still live as of Friday evening. "While it remains to be seen how information and information access will change as the EPA site is updated, it is concerning that this overhaul was not announced until the same day that pages like the Climate Change page, which serve as important public resources, were already becoming unavailable," said the Environmental Data and Governance Website Tracking Initiative, a nonprofit group closely tracking changes to climate information across the federal government, in a statement.  "The timing of this overhaul cuts off availability when access to trusted information about the science behind climate change will be necessary to enable a conversation about our changing climate," the group stated. Trump has made climate denying statements in the past, calling global warming a hoax. More recently he walked them back, claiming that climate change was naturally occurring and not man-made. Trump's EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, is a noted climate-change denier.  The administration is seeking to make deep cuts to the EPA's budget and personnel, potential involving thousands of layoffs and the gutting of its climate science programs, which could leave few qualified people left to update the climate science page in the next few years. The scientific findings presented on the EPA climate change website were used by many in the media and the scientific community to contradict claims Pruitt made in a CNBC interview on March 9, in which he said that carbon dioxide does not act as a "control knob," or thermostat, on the planet's climate:  "I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see," Pruitt said. "But we don't know that yet, as far as... we need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis," he said.  On eve of #climatemarch, Trump EPA releases quiet, mumbling press release signaling censorship of climate change content from EPA website. https://t.co/MUxAIf5XMs — John Walke (@jwalkenrdc) April 28, 2017 The EPA's inspector general is investigating whether Pruitt's statement's violated agency policy because they departed so much from the agency's own scientific findings.  The EPA has a link back to an archived view of the site from before Trump took office on Jan. 19. That's exactly one day before Trump took over. But more recent archived versions of the site are available, such as this screenshot of the climate page from March 17. Earlier Friday, Trump signed an executive order that expands offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, something the Obama administration fought to curtail. The administration has been working to roll back Obama's other climate change programs, including the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which would restrict greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.  The website review may be aimed at bringing the site in line with such an agenda, but any editing of scientific information would run counter to the history of the site and the mission of the EPA.  Information about the website changes have been murky, with the administration's statement leaving much to be desired in terms of detail. There's no timeline on when the changes will be made either. Climate activists have already begun voicing their concerns on social media, and this is sure to fire them up as they ready for Saturday's big climate march.  Mashable science editor Andrew Freedman contributed reporting for this story. WATCH: Hero with a drone spots a shark circling below 3 oblivious surfers


Qualcomm slams Apple in scathing new statement
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:44:49 -0400

Qualcomm slams Apple in scathing new statementThe Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. But you had still better be ready for the incoming spectacle. Case in point: Qualcomm on Friday issued a press release to tell everyone in the world that Apple has been a bad, bad company. Titled Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm's Agreements with Contract Manufacturers, the new statement is about Qualcomm’s revised guidance for the third quarter in light of Apple’s recent actions. Needless to say, this fight stands to have a dramatic impact on Qualcomm's performance. Apparently, Apple told Qualcomm that “Apple is withholding payments to its contract manufacturers for the royalties those contract manufacturers owe under their licenses with Qualcomm for sales during the quarter ended March 31, 2017,” and it will continue to do so until the patent dispute is settled. As a result, Qualcomm now expects revenue between $4.8 billion and $5.6 billion for the third quarter. Its prior guidance was between $5.3 billion and $6.1 billion. Comparatively, Qualcomm reported $6.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. In other words, iPhone money is really important to the chipmaker. "Apple is improperly interfering with Qualcomm's long-standing agreements with Qualcomm's licensees," executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm Don Rosenberg said. "These license agreements remain valid and enforceable. While Apple has acknowledged that payment is owed for the use of Qualcomm's valuable intellectual property, it nevertheless continues to interfere with our contracts. Apple has now unilaterally declared the contract terms unacceptable; the same terms that have applied to iPhones and cellular-enabled iPads for a decade. Apple's continued interference with Qualcomm's agreements to which Apple is not a party is wrongful and the latest step in Apple's global attack on Qualcomm. We will continue vigorously to defend our business model, and pursue our right to protect and receive fair value for our technological contributions to the industry." Things are definitely going to get interesting...


Opposition gains in British polls, but May's party keeps strong lead
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:09:24 -0400

Opposition gains in British polls, but May's party keeps strong leadBy Alistair Smout and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Three opinion polls showed a rise in support for Britain's opposition Labour Party, although Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives maintained a commanding lead ahead of a June 8 election expected to define the terms of the country's EU exit. The polls published late on Saturday showed May's Conservatives remained between 11 and 17 points ahead of Labour - still enough to deliver a clear victory as she seeks a mandate for her plan to implement the result of last year's Brexit referendum by quitting the European Union's single market. One poll by YouGov showed the Conservative lead over the Labour had fallen to 13 points, compared to the 23 points that the same polling firm found last week.


Tad Cummins' Wife Feels Betrayed By Elizabeth Thomas
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:39:20 -0400

Tad Cummins' Wife Feels Betrayed By Elizabeth ThomasTad, who is accused of kidnapping his teenage student, was arrested mid-April.


12 hazing complaints since 2014 confirmed at Marine base
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:41:52 -0400

12 hazing complaints since 2014 confirmed at Marine baseBEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Officials at the Marine Corps' training base in South Carolina say half of 24 hazing complaints investigated since 2014 have been confirmed.


Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passes
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:46:00 -0400

Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passesTwo conservative journalists have sparked outcry on social media by making what some have interpreted as a white supremacist hand symbol at a recent visit to the White House. “Just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House,” Fusion senior reporter Emma Roller tweeted, alongside a screenshot of the picture.


Los Angeles deputies search for pair in rampage that kills 1
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:03:01 -0400

Los Angeles deputies search for pair in rampage that kills 1PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two men who stole a woman's SUV on Saturday, then went on a shooting rampage through several Los Angeles suburbs, killing one man and injuring up to three other people.


NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’
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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are “America’s greatest domestic threats.”


Donald Trump is losing engagement on Twitter, analysis shows
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:51:35 -0400

Donald Trump is losing engagement on Twitter, analysis showsOne hundred days into his time in office, the “Twitter President” seems to have lost some of his mojo. Donald Trump’s tweets received less engagement in his second 50 days in office than in his first, according to an analysis by the Associated Press and media analytics nonprofit Cortico. In the first half of his term, more than 32 per cent of the President's tweets averaged around 60,000 combined retweets, replies, and quote tweets.


US NSA spy agency halts controversial email sweep
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:51:07 -0400

US NSA spy agency halts controversial email sweepThe National Security Agency announced Friday it would end its controversial practice of sweeping up any email or text message an American exchanges with someone overseas that makes reference to a real target of NSA surveillance. "NSA will no longer collect certain internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target," it said in a statement. The NSA, the country's premier signals intelligence body, is permitted to collect communications of any foreign target, but not that of Americans except in certain situations, or if it gains a warrant to do so.


Get ready for all the wireless carriers to get worse
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Get ready for all the wireless carriers to get worse

The last couple months have seen a welcome change in the wireless industry. Instead of massively confusing bills and data caps, we've had prices slashed across the board and unlimited data plans for all. But thanks to the unending drive for consolidation and profits, the good times aren't going to last.

During the recent 600MHz spectrum auction, which ran from the end of 2016 all the way to last week, the government imposed a "quiet rule" on carriers. They couldn't talk about the auction, their plans with any spectrum, and they couldn't talk with anyone about merging. But now that quiet time is over, it's just a matter of time until some blockbuster deals happen.

Rumors suggest that T-Mobile, Sprint, and Dish are all in talks for partnerships, acquisitions, or mergers. For Sprint, it's a fight for survival: recent financial results have been dire, and since the company didn't buy any new spectrum in the FCC's auction, the network won't see substantial improvements in the near future. SoftBank, the Japanese company that owns Sprint, has been looking for a chance to unload Sprint for years.

The most-talked-about target is Deutsche Telekom, the majority owner of T-Mobile. The idea would be to merge T-Mobile and Sprint, the third-largest and fourth-largest networks in America, to form one super-network.

Although that might lead to slightly improved coverage, it would be terrible for consumers in general. The fight between T-Mobile and Sprint for customers has led to lower prices, the ending of multi-year-contracts, and a host of other consumer-friendly moves in recent years. Losing Sprint, which offers the cheapest contracts of any of the big networks, would mean losing the one company that applies downwards pressure to prices.

The alternatives aren't much better. One of the few other companies with the money and desire to build out a US-wide cell network could be Amazon. Owning a wireless network would give Amazon direct control over delivering some of its services, like Prime Video, straight to consumers without having to go through an existing internet service provider. A wireless networkcould also be invaluable in the future for Amazon's drone delivery service, which would need some kind of national command-and-control network.

It's not just T-Mobile and Sprint that are rumored in merger deals, either. Dish Network, the satellite TV provider that also owns Sling TV, bought up $6 billion of spectrum at the FCC's recent auction, and now sits on one of the largest spectrum holdings in the US. It's possible that it could be bought out by a company like Comcast to build out a brand-new wireless network, or merge with an existing wireless network for further expansion. Any of those options would involve losing the country's biggest independent TV provider to a major cable company, which would be more bad news for consumers.

Analyst Tim Farrar sees a combination of all these scenarios being the logical option: a three-way deal between T-Mobile, Amazon and Dish to build out a new network, using T-Mobile's new spectrum and Dish's spectrum holdings. Using Amazon's capital, they could quickly build out a fast and wide-reaching network with brand-new technology, which could be used by T-Mobile for cell service, by Dish for internet TV, and by Amazon for world domination/any of Jeff Bezos's pet projects.

The bottom line is that the status quo isn't here to stay. Between Sprint's financial woes, T-Mobile's desire to build a giant new network at speed, and Dish's unused spectrum, it seems that a deal is likely. The only questions are when, and how badly it will affect wireless customers.


California enacts $52 billion fuel tax hike for road, bridge repairs
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:07:48 -0400

California enacts $52 billion fuel tax hike for road, bridge repairsCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to raise gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades in an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's long-neglected roads and bridges. The measure will increase excise taxes on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon, from the current rate of 28 cents, and on diesel fuel by 20 cents per gallon over the next 10 years.



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President Trump's 'Fake News' Claims Slammed at WHCD
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On his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he attacked the media on the same day as the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Nat'l Security Chief Tells S. Korea U.S. to Pay for Antimissile System: Official
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:20:00 GMT

A South Korean official says the national security adviser said South Korea won't be asked to pay more for an anti-missile system, as Trump suggested.

Pence: Tax Plan Could Increase Deficit 'Maybe in The Short Term'
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:40:00 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday morning acknowledged that the Trump administration's tax proposal could increase the deficit, at least at first. "Maybe in the short term," he said during an exclusive interview on NBC's "Meet The Press," while predicting that it would eventually be overcome by economic "growth."

Taking Care of Aging Parents: The Legal and Financial Details You Need to Know
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:18:56 GMT

Putting the care puzzle together for aging parents requires a mix of legal, financial, and governmental resources. And it's a problem many people haven't planned for.

'Overweight' Ryan Lochte Races in First Meet Since Olympics
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:17:00 GMT

Ryan Lochte, suspended from USA Swimming and international meets through June, won a 200-yard individual medley at the U.S. Masters nationals.

Hasan Minhaj's Correspondents' Dinner Roast
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:11:17 GMT

At this year's White House Correspondents' dinner, comedian Hasan Minhaj skewered an absent President Trump and poked fun of journalists.

Far-Right Scion Who Could Be First Woman to Lead France
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:49:00 GMT

Le Pen's marriage of socialist economics and far-right identity politics has propelled her into the presidential runoff.

Seven Dead, Dozens Hurt After Tornadoes Hit Texas, South
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:40:55 GMT

The Canton Fire Department said five people were killed after three tornadoes struck southeast of Dallas Saturday.

Trump Invites Controversial Philippine Leader to White House in 'Friendly' Call
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:14:00 GMT

The two leaders discussed North Korea and Rodrigo Duterte's widely condemned crackdown on drug dealers and users.

Finding Signs of Alien Life Might Be Harder Than We Thought. Here's Why
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:52:00 GMT

It will be exceedingly complicated to figure out whether there's actually any life or potential for it on such planets, based on new research into our own evolving world.

Marchers Descend on D.C. to Say Climate Change Is Real
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:16:00 GMT

Here why marchers staged a sit-in outside the White House and beat their chests 100 times in unison.

5 Myths About Quitting Sugar, Debunked
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:00:53 GMT

School yourself on the common misconceptions around going no-sugar — from denial about having a problem to knowing where it lurks.

Trump: 'I Will Not Be Happy' If N. Korea Conducts Nuke Test
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:58:00 GMT

Trump in an interview with CBS' John Dickerson did not say whether a U.S. response to a North Korean nuclear test would include military action.

Bullying Is Driving LGBTQ People Out of Tech: Study
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:58:00 GMT

A majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people surveyed said bullying contributed to their decision to leave their tech company.

Emmanuel Macron: The 'Knight' Whose Job It Is To Slay France's Far-Right
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:02:55 GMT

The independent candidate caused a political earthquake last week when he emerged as the top challenger to far-right populist Marine Le Pen.

What is 'Stealthing'?: Disturbing Sex Act Detailed in Report
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:38:21 GMT

Columbia Journal of Gender and Law has defined the term "stealthing" as when a person removes a condom without their partner's consent, according to a new report.

25 Years Since Riots, Ghosts of Old L.A. Linger
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:51:00 GMT

South Los Angeles is the site of one of the most destructive civil disturbances in modern U.S. history, an emblem of the country's racial divide, and a place where generations of immigrants have pursued the American dream. Now, after decades of despair, it stands at a new crossroads. In a special report, NBC News explores what has changed since 1992, when a jury decided not to convict four L.A. cops who assaulted Rodney King, setting off a firestorm of violence.

Special Report: President Trump's First 100 Days
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It's the start of a presidency like no other. We talked to historians, activists and White House veterans to evaluate Trump's progress at his first major benchmark.


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Four Dead After Three Tornadoes Strike East of the DFW Area - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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S.Korea says US reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up - Reuters
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Climate March Draws Thousands of Protesters Alarmed by Trump's Environmental Agenda - New York Times
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Shootaround (April 30): Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards ready for intense East semifinals - NBA.com
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A rise in critical skills for sharing news online

As more people rely on social media for news, they also show signs of greater skill in media literacy – and more responsibility in not passing along fake news.

To colonize space, start closer to Earth

Space X's Martian ambitions are making people think seriously about colonizing space. But the Red Planet may not be the best place to start the first space settlement.

SouthwestAirlinessays 'no' to overbooking flights: Will more airlines follow?

Following the United Airlines incident earlier this month, Southwest announced that it will stop the practice outright. A few other carriers have increased the maximum amount of incentives to passengers bumped from oversold flights.

US foreign aid cuts: what could impact be?

A leaked State Department budget document lays out proposals for a 30.8 percent cut in development aid and plans to sharply cut back USAID.

Google activates company's first servers in Cuba

The servers will only speed up access for existing users, but can internet-based programs like this eventually lead to greater freedoms for Cuban citizens?

John Kasich raises 'taking out' top North Korean leaders

The 2016 presidential candidate's views, shared Friday at a Monitor breakfast, come amid an escalation of rhetoric vis-a-vis North Korea, both from the Trump administration and Republican congressmen.

Fried pickles and populism: a diner tour of Trump Country

During a 10-day road trip through Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, the Monitor asked diner owners and customers for their thoughts on President Trump’s first 100 days.

Do today's cops need a 'Textalyzer' test?

A new app enables police to scan for cellphone use. In New York, it's generating interest among lawmakers – and worry from privacy advocates. 

Clash over Bears Ears tests years of progress on Native spirituality

To Native Americans, Bears Ears National Monument is more than a national park, it is holy ground connecting them to their ancestors and the spiritual realm.

Would you eat your water bottle if that would save the planet?

New products with edible food packaging want to take the sustainability trend to a new level. Yet, experts say these products still face substantial marketing changes to become a mass movement.  

Why pro golf’s rule changes aren’t quite so leisurely this time

Golf's governing bodies typically roll out changes at a genteel pace. Why did the 'Lexi Thompson Rule' take effect basically overnight? 

As Trump addresses NRA, some gun owners concerned about going too far

The week Trump becomes the first president to address the NRA in more than 30 years, a new poll shows a majority of gun owners do not support some of the gun lobby’s more aggressive positions.

Amid Venezuela's protests, 'Green Cross' medical students are here to help – and to stay

Demonstrations against Venezuela's increasingly authoritarian government have become more frequent – and violent – this month. For some medical students, 'the best way to help was doing what we do every day': helping protesters and soldiers alike.

Why fewer states are trying teens as adults

Harsh prison sentences for juveniles are a legacy of the get-tough-on-crime laws of the 1990s. New York's move to take 16- and 17-year-olds out of the adult system leaves North Carolina as the only state that considers 16-year-old offenders adults by default.

Fuel from CO2? Experiment brings it a step closer to reality

It won't immediately solve our energy woes, but does increase our control over light-induced chemical reactions.

President Trump moves to revive ocean drilling

On Friday, the president will sign an executive order that will partially reverse President Obama's efforts to make most of US-owned Arctic and Atlantic waters off-limits to oil and gas leasing.

No second Taiwan phone call on horizon, says Trump

Tensions with North Korea may have changed President Trump's observance of Beijing's 'one China' policy.

Senate confirms Alex Acosta as Labor secretary

His confirmation came at a key moment for President Trump – just two days before he reaches the symbolic 100-day marker – filling out the president's cabinet.

Under a gun friendly Trump, anti-gun movement plans to fight back

As the pendulum swings towards pro-gun, gun rights advocates are confident they can provide resistance, especially at the state level. 

On 'sanctuary cities,' Trumpian hyperbole runs up against legal precision

In the courtroom, where judges value verbal precision and the plain meaning of words, the president’s shoot-from-the-hip style has often worked against him.

In ‘Graduation,’ personal and political are inseparable

Although the film, starring Adrian Titieni, Lia Bugnar, and Maria Dragus, is set in Romania, its moral quandaries could be taking place anywhere.

Pipeline protests move from North Dakota to Michigan

The growing protest movement against US oil and gas pipelines has so far focused on stopping or delaying new construction. Now, in Michigan, a broad coalition of opponents is entering a new frontier.

'Refinery Town' tells the story of a city fighting for its own soul

A look at the impact of the petroleum industry on one American city yields a portrait of a community struggling to put its future in the hands of its residents.

Turning enemies into friends

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The final chapter: Cassini probe completes first daring dive between Saturn and its rings

The dive into the 1,500-mile gap is the first of 22 plunges set to be taken by the spacecraft before it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere.

She re-created a medieval trail in Germany, drawing thousands of hikers

Esther Zeiher launched the endeavor after she came across an old map. She calls the trail an ‘adventure in humanity’ that is enabling meaningful exchanges between people.

Can Colombia’s peace help Venezuela’s conflict?

As a peace deal helps end a long war in Colombia, Venezuela is descending into violence. What can Colombia teach its neighbor about healing and reconciliation?

North Korea: Can US lead global 'village' toward diplomatic solution?

Even as the White House sends mixed signals over North Korea, Secretary Tillerson's visit to the UN could pave a path toward diplomacy. Dozens of countries with a hand in keeping the Kim Jong-un regime afloat could be part of the solution.

Trump's steep learning curve

The education of Donald Trump in these first 100 days is about so much more than learning the vast array of issues that cross his Oval Office desk – and rethinking some positions along the way.

In lettuce price spike, a taste of things to come

Vegetable price hikes could grow more common as weather in key farming regions gets less predictable.

To really understand the American psyche, press play

From Helen Reddy to Kendrick Lamar, musicians have long captured the current zeitgeist through songs that become rallying cries for movements and anthems for generations. 

Fettuccine with asparagus, bacon, and lemon

Slender, fresh asparagus teams up with lemon, bacon, and Parmesan for a bold pasta dish that tastes like spring. 

Could privatizing airport services help resolve infrastructure woes?

The Airport Privatization Pilot Program has attracted little interest from cities. But there are some signs that St. Louis’ bid could foreshadow a wider movement toward public-private partnerships.

Amid sexual harassment scandal, Fox News now faces racial discrimination lawsuit

Fox News anchor Kelly Wright on Wednesday joined a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by 13 people against the company, which came as Fox tried to control the damage caused by the recent sexual harassment scandal that led to the firing of its star host Bill O'Reilly. 

New Silicon Valley perk: paid time off to protest

Facebook is giving employees paid time off May 1 to join protests against President Trump’s immigration policies. Critics say left-leaning Silicon Valley is pushing an anti-conservative agenda, but it says it is strengthening civic responsibility.

Health care adds latest wrinkle to Puerto Rican debt crisis

Bankruptcy could sabotage the governor's top-priority efforts to secure federal funding for the island’s near-insolvent Medicaid system.

Israel strikes Hezbollah-run arms supply hub to destroy weapons from Iran

The strike took place near Damascus airport on Thursday, even though Israel has largely kept out of the conflict in Syria.

Palestinian Authority pulls the plug on Israeli electricity to Gaza

The Palestinian Authority and Hamas, who controls the enclave, are in a bitter power struggle, as the Trump administration is expected to be more sympathetic to Israel.  

For asylum seekers, abandoning US to try entry in Canada proves risky

Canadian courts are sometimes suspicious of asylum-seekers who have left behind applications in the United States.

'Thunder in the Mountains' recounts the tragedy of the Nez Perce War

Historian Daniel Sharfstein is a wonderful storyteller with a deep knowledge of all the relevant source material from the period.


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Don't listen to the doomsayers – DRM is headed for the historical dustbin, says Doctorow
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Surprising signs of hope, and a few of danger

Interview In 2015, writer and activist Cory Doctorow told the DEF CON hacking conference that he was rejoining the EFF on a new campaign to eliminate digital rights management regulations by 2025.…

'I feel violated': Engineer who pointed out traffic signals flaw fined for 'unlicensed engineering'
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:05:06 GMT

Welcome to the crazy world of Oregon state law

Interview Last year, Mats Järlström was fined $500 for revealing troubling flaws in the mathematical formula used to govern the timing of US traffic lights.…

It's a question worth asking: Why is the FCC boss being such a jerk?
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:53:59 GMT

The answer – because net-neutrality slayer Ajit Pai wants to stay in charge

Special report This week, Ajit Pai, chairman of America's broadband watchdog, decided to reignite the contentious debate over net neutrality – by proposing scrapping the country's open internet safeguards.…

NSA pulls plug on some email spying before Congress slaps it down
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:54:34 GMT

Curious time to stop listening to Americans talking about foreigners, eh, Donald?

Updated The NSA has, in theory, stopped snooping on American citizens' private communications that loosely involve foreigners in some way.…

Bullyboy Apple just blew a $500m hole in our wallet, cries Qualcomm
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:59:16 GMT

Chip biz says Cook's crew has commanded tech world to withhold patent dosh

Qualcomm claims Apple has ordered chip manufacturers to stop sending royalty checks to the Snapdragon designer amid the pair's patent licensing war.…

Apache OpenOffice: Not dead yet, you'll just have to wait until mid-May for mystery security fixes
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:33:44 GMT

Reference to vulns suddenly vanishes after El Reg probe

Apache OpenOffice, sized for euthanasia by one of its own last year, still lives and should see an update before the end of May, allegedly.…

O (n^2) Canada! Code bugs knacker buses, TV, broadband, phone lines
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:13:32 GMT

Like their hockey teams, Canadian systems went down this week eh

Canadians have had a mildly frustrating week as a pair of IT problems derailed broadband connections, blacked out TVs, cut off phone lines, and halted buses in America's hat.…

Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:54:00 GMT

Paranoid fella hid operating system, weapons manuals in USB drive cufflinks, no less

A paranoid Welsh Muslim who wore gloves while typing on his laptop, admitted being part of Islamic State, and, gasp, harbored a copy of Linux Mint, has been described as a “new and dangerous breed of terrorist.”…

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Another career suicide as reporter leaves The Register for broadcaster
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'He was the most talented and handsome man we have ever worked with,' mourns office

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M6 crowned crappiest motorway for 4G signal
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:24:07 GMT

Now to find out if it has fewer crashes...

The M6 is officially the UK's worst motorway for 4G coverage.…

A sensible Internet of Things investment house? Breed Reply looks like it
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:02:13 GMT

So far, no silly Bluetooth toothbrushes

Internet of Things startup investment firm Breed Reply is a curious creature, pouring cash into IoT companies that aren’t punting laughably silly technology.…

Microsoft's Azure cloud feels the pinch in price war with Amazon's AWS
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:07:04 GMT

Ah, the old 'Windows upsell' one-two

Analysis Sales of Surface, falling 26 per cent year-on-year, wasn't the only wrinkle in Microsoft's third-quarter trading period.…

Just how screwed is IT at the Home Office?
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:28:10 GMT

Ageing systems, Brexit, exodus of contractors, delayed agile projects...

The departure of UK Home Office chief information officer Sarah Wilkinson after two years at the helm comes at an interesting – and crucial – time for the department.…

Well, hot-diggity-damn, BlackBerry's KEYone is one hell of a comeback
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:02:13 GMT

Much, much more than a nostalgia trip

24-Hour Test The hottest phone in town this week isn't the new Samsung but, improbably, BlackBerry's comeback device. Partly this is a quirk of a staggered rollout by TCL, which has awarded the UK virtual exclusivity for a month before the US gets it. But it's not entirely down to production issues.…

Sneaky 'fileless' malware flung at Israeli targets via booby-trapped Word docs
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:27:10 GMT

Spies, bank raiders gravitate to growing stealth technique

A newly uncovered cyber-espionage campaign targeting Israeli organisations relies on "fileless" malware hidden in Microsoft Word documents, a hacker tactic that's becoming a growing menace.…

Apple fanbois are officially sheeple. Yes, you heard. Deal with it
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:02:05 GMT

Offended? Go hassle Merriam-Webster, not us

Apple fanbois are officially sheeple. So says American dictionary Merriam-Webster.…

Just delete the internet – pr0n-blocking legislation receives Royal Assent
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:02:10 GMT

Oh, and voting is the only say you get in how the government handles your information

The Digital Economy Bill 2016-17 has received Royal Assent, and with Her Maj's rubberstamp it shall henceforth become a requirement for all pornography-serving websites to verify the ages (and thus identities) of all of their visitors in the UK.…

It's paydaygeddon! NatWest account transfers 'disappearing' (not really)
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:47:59 GMT

Thousands left terrified worrying about limiting their beer intake this month

There's drama aplenty for NatWest customers this morning as account transfers are “disappearing” according to aggrieved customers.…

Are you ready to transform?
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:26:49 GMT

Come and have a go, if you think you’re hard enough

Sponsored Digital transformation has been a boardroom buzzphrase for the last couple of years. If your CEO hasn’t asked you to explain it, then the invitation’s in the mail. Are you ready to tell them what it is, and what you’re doing to help make it happen?…

Need the toilet? Wanna watch a video ad about erectile dysfunction?
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:22:56 GMT

Please now wash your hands

Something for the Weekend, Sir? I'm off to the toilet. Would you like to join me?…

Oh lordy, WD just SCHOOLED Seagate in running a disk drive biz
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:32:05 GMT

Looks like revenues are up by almost $6bn

Analysis WD took advantage of stable disk drive and strong flash markets to crank revenues and profits in its third fiscal 2017 quarter, giving Seagate an object lesson in how to run a storage business.…

Flatpak and Snaps aren't destined for graveyard of failed Linux tech yet
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:06:08 GMT

Independence from distros

The world of Linux has long been divided into tribes, or distros as we called them. But what actually makes a distro? The packages it uses? The people who put those packages together? The philosophy behind the choices the people who put the packages together make? The question of what makes a distro is actually very difficult on to answer and it's about to get even more difficult.…

Facebook and Google gobble '99 per cent of new digital ad cash'
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:36:23 GMT

Ad biz disputes claims, but duopoly marches on

Internet advertising revenue continues to grow, thanks to mobile, but the Silicon Valley duopoly of Facebook and Google swallowed up almost the new money.…

Last year's ICO fines would be 79 times higher under GDPR
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:03:07 GMT

TalkTalk's £400,000 penalty was big – how about £59 MILLION?

Fines from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against Brit companies last year would have been £69m rather than £880,500 if the pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) had been applied, according to analysis by NCC Group.…

Waiter? There's a mouse in my motherboard and this server is greasy!
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:28:13 GMT

Support chap reveals the squalid horror of restaurant computers

ON-CALL Welcome again to On-Call, our weekly sharing session in which readers unburden themselves by sharing memories of nasty jobs.…

Kali Linux can now use cloud GPUs for password-cracking
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:02:40 GMT

Kali's a favourite for white hats, but that doesn't stop black hats guys from using it too

Think passwords, people. Think long, complex passwords. Not because a breach dump's landed, but because the security-probing-oriented Kali Linux just got better at cracking passwords.…

That YouTube ad boycott had square-root of sod-all effect on Google's insane cash machine
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:28:12 GMT

License to print money renewed in full, thanks to mobile

Google's parent company Alphabet has enjoyed a bumper start to the year, raking in more and more ad cash, sinking dosh into hobby projects, and generally having a great time.…

Australian Federal Police accessed metadata without warrant, broke law
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:17:48 GMT

Single phone call by journalist probed, Feds then self-report breach to Ombudsman

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin has admitted that one of the force's investigators accessed a journalist's telecommunications metadata without a warrant, thereby breaching the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.…

Amid all the fanfare and cheerleading, Amazon's AWS growth is slowing
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:02:06 GMT

'Meteoric' success downgraded to mere 'rocketing'

Amazon Web Services growth slowed down a bit, but still brought Amazon cash at a record clip in the first three months of 2017.…

Shock horror: US military sticks jump leads on human brains to teach them a lesson
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:28:05 GMT

DARPA's current thinking for potential future bright sparks

The boffinry nerve center of the US military is working with seven American universities to see if electrically stimulating the brain will increase the ability to learn new skills.…

Scratch the Surface: Slabtop sales slump takes the shine off Microsoft's 2017 so far
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:04:13 GMT

Phones also dead – but hey, $53m profit A DAY is still $53m

Microsoft has reported strong results in its latest quarter, pulling in nearly $5bn in profits and showing good cloud revenue growth. Just don't mention the sagging Surface fondleslab sales.…

Software woes keep NASA's new crewed missions grounded
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:10:42 GMT

Space Launch System and Orion Crew Vehicle won't lift off for planned 2018 test flight

The United States Government Accountability Office has found that NASA's return to crewed space exploration will likely not commence in 2018, as planned, and will probably slip into 2019. And familiar technology integration challenges are partly to blame.…

Phew! Chrome to warn when you watch insecure smut
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:06:52 GMT

Google's ongoing HTTP exposé comes to Incognito Mode and forms

Google's efforts to make unsecured HTTP connections untenable will step up in October, when its Chrome browser starts to warn users that more web sites are insecure.…

Arcserve gobbles up email biz to sate hunger for message archiving
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:51:07 GMT

We're trying our best here, OK?

Arcserve has bought its way into the email archiving game by gobbling up FastArchiver.…

Intel's Optane in PCs is as good as it will get for years, says analyst
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:46:07 GMT

You could wait for servers and apps to grok storage-class RAM … or just supercharge 'puters

Memory-centric analyst firm TrendFocus reckons Intel's Optane is going to take years to make a difference in the data centre, which means using it in PCs is as good as it will get for the foreseeable future.…

Having a monopoly on x86 chips and charging eyewatering prices really does pay off – Intel CEO
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:08:23 GMT

Basically what he was saying while bragging about sales

Intel today revealed that its first-quarter earnings and sales were more or less as forecast, sending its stock down in after-hours trading.…

Cloudflare's incredible solution for IoT security: Use our services
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:27:20 GMT

And, oh for $DEITY's sake, yet ANOTHER best-practices standards organization?

Traffic bouncer Cloudflare has outlined what it claims is the solution to the perennial internet-of-things security problem: pay it.…

Republicans want IT bloke to take fall for Clinton email brouhaha
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:39:15 GMT

Not quite 'lock her up,' but they'll take what they can get – like formal criminal charges

US House Republicans are demanding prosecutors bring charges against the IT chap who hosted Hillary Clinton's private email service.…

Facebook decides fake news isn't crazy after all. It's now a real problem
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:12:28 GMT

Once dismissed by Zuck, misinformation now merits revised security strategy

Analysis Last November at the Techonomy Conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the notion that disinformation had affected the US presidential election as lunacy.…

NASA's Cassini snaps pic inside Saturn's ring – peace among the stars
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:33:03 GMT

Probe plunges deep into dark cosmic hole

Photo NASA's Cassini probe has made its first dive inside Saturn's rings, skimming about 1,900 miles (3,000KM) over the surface of the gas giant's stormy atmosphere.…

Plan to kill net neutrality is the best thing/worst thing ever! EVER!!1
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:31:02 GMT

Here we go again

On Wednesday, Ajit Pai, the boss of America's broadband watchdog, decided to reopen the decade-long debate over net neutrality, despite rules having been finally decided back in 2015 and held up by the court last year.…

Mysterious Hajime botnet has pwned 300,000 IoT devices
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:02:13 GMT

The Dark Knight of malware's purpose remains unknown

Hajime – the "vigilante" IoT worm that blocks rival botnets – has built up a compromised network of 300,000 malware-compromised devices, according to new figures from Kaspersky Lab.…

Micron looks to SanDisk for new CEO
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:34:04 GMT

Mark Durcan gets to retire at last as Sanjay Mehrotra takes over

Micron has hired ex-SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra as its new president and CEO, replacing the retiring Mark Durcan.…

Super-secure Pi-stuffed nomx email server box given a good probing
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:06:08 GMT

Researcher claims it's riddled with flaws. Vendor denies it

Updated Security researchers claim to have uncovered a variety of serious security holes in a heavily touted secure email server technology. Nomx, the firm behind the device, strongly disputes the claims and has challenged researchers to a hacking challenge, involving the creation of an email account on a designated remotely hosted nomx device.…

China launches aircraft carrier the length of 2.1 brontosaurs
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:35:06 GMT

And it weighs the same as 5.7 million adult badgers

China has launched its own aircraft carrier – the first ship of its type to be built from scratch in the rising Asian superpower's yards.…

New year, new Teradata but the 'transformation' hangover still lingers
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:03:13 GMT

Helped along by billion dollar-plus cash pile outside USA

BI and data warehouser Teradata's revenues fell 10 per cent on the year from $545m to $491m in the first quarter of 2017, with a loss of $2m as the firm's recovery under new CEO Victor Lund still has a ways to go.…

Insuring against a future financial crisis
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:32:06 GMT

Staying compliant & off the front page

There’s nothing quite like a nice, juicy financial crisis to wake up the regulators’ rule-setters, psych up the lawmakers and get the lawyers sharpening their quill pens and breaking out a fresh bottle of Quink. And so it seems to have been proven since the financial car crash of the mid to late noughties, with the appearance of a variety of new rules and legislation to keep the financial services industry on its toes.…

DevOps and containers heavyweights' London meetup: Under 3 weeks to go
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:17:09 GMT

The best agenda in town

We’ll be opening the doors for Continuous Lifecycle London 2017 in less than three weeks, meaning time is running out to secure a front row seat for three days of the best in DevOps, Containers, Agile, CD and more.…

Seven in ten UK unis admit being duped by phishing attacks
published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:41:11 GMT

Not so smart now, eh?

Seven in ten UK universities have admitted falling victim to a phishing attack in which an individual has been tricked into disclosing personal details via an email purporting to be from a trusted source.…


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published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:00:10 +0000
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Parents coming to visit? This tech can help - CNET
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:00:10 +0000

Make family visits smoother and less stressful with a few smart upgrades.

How they created that astonishing 'American Gods' sex scene - CNET
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:00:07 +0000

A trap door and plenty of effects magic. Actor Yetide Badaki reveals just how complex it was to film that startling sequence in the first episode.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6: Which one's the smarter buy? - CNET
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:00:14 +0000

Both the Galaxy S8 and G6 have big screens, water resistance and premium looks. But which one is the better way to go?

'Orange Is the New Black' season 5 reportedly leaked by hackers - CNET
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:49:49 +0000

A hacking group threatens to target other shows after claiming to put 10 episodes of Netflix's tentpole series online in an apparent ransom attempt.

Game over for Amazon's free apps and games program - CNET
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:57:09 +0000

Amazon's Underground Actually Free program, which lets you grab premium apps for nothing, won't be around forever, folks.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Join us for 47 minutes of live gameplay - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:42:11 +0000

Watch us race through Nintendo Switch's hottest new party game.

Steve Ballmer takes excitement to new levels of crazy - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:16:00 +0000

Commentary: At Friday night's Game 6 between his Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz, the former Microsoft CEO offers self-expressions that might frighten some.

Elon Musk shows how his tunnels will help you avoid traffic - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:59:38 +0000

Commentary: A video posted on Musk's new Boring Company website shows how exciting it will be to disappear underground.

CNET UK podcast 519: Filtering the facts with BBC's QI's chief Elf - CNET
published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:48:12 +0000

James Harkin, head of research for BBC's QI joins the show to discuss how to filter the world's knowledge and brings a few tech facts to blow our minds.

All the Star Trek captains boldly go onto postage stamps - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:31:32 +0000

Canada Post paired each captain with one of his or her greatest enemies -- and Picard's is the best.

New footage revealed in Twin Peaks trailer - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:27:15 +0000

Get a glimpse of the Black Lodge, Laura Palmer's house and the Double R Diner, which have a few alterations, in this new Twin Peaks video from Showtime.

Watch a hydraulic press smash sparklers and glow sticks - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:31:08 +0000

See a heated hydraulic press crush lit sparkers and neon-colored glow sticks, creating a messy light show.

Best 'Guardians' prop? It's Dave Bautista! - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:23:20 +0000

Actor Chris Pratt explains why fellow actor Bautista is the coolest prop in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."

Black-and-white version of 'Logan' hitting theaters for a night - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:09:19 +0000

Director James Mangold isn't releasing a lot of details, but a black-and-white take on the Wolverine flick will show up in theaters for one evening on May 16.

Our favorite phone apps right now - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:02 +0000

Every week we ask a question around the office to see what CNET folks think. This week: What app are you using most on your phone right now?

Who's driving this bus? Nobody - Roadshow
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:20:06 +0000

Commentary: Autonomous cars are all well and good. But if you want to make everyone's life better, look to your city's buses.

'American Gods' creator Bryan Fuller on life, death and deities - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:43:18 +0000

The showrunner talks about how the series veers from Neil Gaiman's book, and how the themes of myth, magic and migration speak to our divided world.

Trump's first 100 days: The best and worst tweets - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:19:01 +0000

Here's a look at how the US president has used his favorite mode of communicating to the masses during his #first100days in office.

Microsoft gears up to retake the classroom - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:59:59 +0000

The tech giant is planning a renewed push into schools, aiming its Windows software and Surface tablets at kids as well as adults.

Would you leave your Amazon Echo or Google Home for an Apple smart speaker? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 82) - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:05:03 +0000

Apple's working on an Echo-like smart speaker of its own. Apple is testing its autonomous vehicle platform, and it also wants in on peer-to-peer payments with Apple Pay.

You can thank KFC for inspiring Mortal Kombat's Reptile - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:39:25 +0000

During NetherRealm Creative Director Ed Boon's Injustice 2 tour, we talk about Easter eggs in his games and the moment he knew it would never be the same.

Apple, others want to tweak California's self-driving car rules - CNET
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:32:43 +0000

The input, posted online by the DMV, includes suggestions by Lyft, Tesla, Uber, Waymo and dozens of others.

Aliens will take us out in three seconds, says Ridley Scott - CNET
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:55:06 +0000

Commentary: The famous director insists that beings out there are a lot smarter than we are.

Obama reportedly digs at Trump and his Twitter account - CNET
published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:46:45 +0000

Commentary: In an interview in Manhattan, the president muses that he had his own way of dealing with things, according to the New York Post.

Elon Musk teases electric Tesla semi truck at TED talk - Roadshow
published: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:02:43 +0000

Musk said previously that its debut is set for September.


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Why Elon Musk Doesn't Like Flying Cars

boley1 quotes Business Insider: According to Elon Musk, the main challenges with flying cars are that they'll be noisy and generate lots of wind because of the downward force required to keep them in the air. Plus, there's an anxiety factor. "Let's just say if something is flying over your head...that is not an anxiety-reducing situation," he said. "You don't think to yourself 'Well, I feel better about today. You're thinking 'Is it going to come off and guillotine me as it comes flying past?'"

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Intel-Powered Broadband Modems Highly Vulnerable To DoS Attack

"It's being reported by users from the DSLReports forum that the Puma 6 Intel cable modem variants are highly susceptible to a very low-bandwidth denial-of-service attack," writes Slashdot reader Idisagree. The Register reports: Effectively, if there's someone you don't like, and they are one of thousands upon thousands of people using a Puma 6-powered home gateway, and you know their public IP address, you can kick them off the internet, we're told... According to one engineer...the flaw would be "trivial" to exploit in the wild, and would effectively render a targeted box useless for the duration of the attack... "It can be exploited remotely, and there is no way to mitigate the issue." This is particularly frustrating for Puma 6 modem owners because the boxes are pitched as gigabit broadband gateways: the devices can be potentially choked and knocked out simply by receiving traffic that's a fraction of the bandwidth their owners are paying for... The Puma 6 chipset is used in a number of ISP-branded cable modems, including some Xfinity boxes supplied by Comcast in the US and the latest Virgin Media hubs in the UK. The original submission also notes there's already a class action lawsuit over the performance of cable modems with Intel's Puma 6 chipset, and adds "It would appear the Atom chip was never going to live up to the task it was designed for."

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Advertisers Are Still Boycotting YouTube Over Offensive Videos

An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press:The fallout from the YouTube boycott is likely to be felt through the rest of this year. Skittish advertisers have curtailed their spending until they are convinced Google can prevent their brands from appearing next to extremist clips promoting hate and violence... At one point, about 250 advertisers were boycotting YouTube... The list included big-spending marketers such as PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores, Starbucks, AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, and Volkswagen. It's unclear how many, if any, of those have returned to YouTube since Google promised to hire more human reviewers and upgrade its technology to keep ads away from repugnant videos. Both Verizon and AT&T, two companies that are trying to expand their own digital ad networks to compete with Google, told The Associated Press that they are still boycotting YouTube. FX Networks confirmed that it isn't advertising on YouTube either. Several other boycotting marketers contacted by AP didn't respond. Thursday CEO Sundar Pichai told analysts that responding to the boycott, Google held "thousands and thousands" of conversations with advertisers, and one analyst now estimates reduced ad spending on YouTube and Google could cost the company $300 million this year alone.

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Humans Are Already Harassing Security Robots

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: As robots begin to appear on sidewalks and streets, they're being hazed and bullied. Last week, a drunken man allegedly tipped over a 300-pound security robot in Mountain View, California... Knightscope, which makes the robot that was targeted in Mountain View, said it's had three bullying incidents since launching its first prototype robot three years ago. In 2014, a person attempted to tackle a Knightscope robot. Last year in Los Angeles, people attempted to spray paint a Knightscope robot. The robot sensed the paint and sounded an alarm, alerting local security and the company's engineers... the robot's cameras filmed the pranksters' license plate, making it easy to track them down. The company's security robots are deployed with 17 clients in five states, according to the article, which notes that at best the robots' cameras allow them to "rat out the bullies." But with delivery robots now also hitting the streets in San Francisco and Washington D.C., "the makers of these machines will have to figure out how to protect them from ill-intentioned humans."

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Debian Developer Imprisoned In Russia Over Alleged Role In Riots

An anonymous reader writes: "Dmitry Bogatov, Debian developer and Tor node admin, is still being held in a Moscow jail," tweeted the EFF Saturday. IT Wire reports that the 25-year-old math teacher was arrested earlier this month "on suspicion of organizing riots," and is expected to be held in custody until June 8. "The panel investigating the protests claims Bogatov posted several incitory messages on the sysadmin.ru forum; for example, one claim said he was asking people to bring 'bottles, fabric, gasoline, turpentine, foam plastic' to Red Square, according to a post at Hacker News. The messages were sent in the name of one Airat Bashirov and happened to be transmitted through the Tor node that Bogatov was running. The Hacker News post said Bogatov's lawyer had produced surveillance video footage to show that he was elsewhere at the time when the messages were posted. "After Dmitry's arrest," reports the Free Bogatov site, "Airat Bashirov continue to post messages. News outlets 'Open Russia' and 'Mediazona' even got a chance to speak with him." Earlier this month the Debian GNU/Linux project also posted a message of support, noting Dmitry maintains several packages for command line and system tools, and saying their group "honours his good work and strong dedication to Debian and Free Software... we hope he is back as soon as possible to his endeavours... In the meantime, the Debian Project has taken measures to secure its systems by removing Dmitry's keys in the case that they are compromised."

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Wired Founding Editor Now Challenges 'The Myth of A Superhuman AI'

Wired's founding executive editor Kevin Kelly wrote a 5,000-word takedown on "the myth of a superhuman AI," challenging dire warnings from Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk about the potential extinction of humanity at the hands of a superintelligent constructs. Slashdot reader mirandakatz calls it an "impeccably argued debunking of this pervasive myth." Kelly writes: Buried in this scenario of a takeover of superhuman artificial intelligence are five assumptions which, when examined closely, are not based on any evidence... 1.) Artificial intelligence is already getting smarter than us, at an exponential rate. 2.) We'll make AIs into a general purpose intelligence, like our own. 3.) We can make human intelligence in silicon. 4.) Intelligence can be expanded without limit. 5.) Once we have exploding superintelligence it can solve most of our problems... If the expectation of a superhuman AI takeover is built on five key assumptions that have no basis in evidence, then this idea is more akin to a religious belief -- a myth Kelly proposes "five heresies" which he says have more evidence to support them -- including the prediction that emulating human intelligence "will be constrained by cost" -- and he likens artificial intelligence to the physical powers of machines. "[W]hile all machines as a class can beat the physical achievements of an individual human...there is no one machine that can beat an average human in everything he or she does."

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Ask Slashdot: Could We Build A Global Wireless Mesh Network?

An anonymous reader wants to start a grassroots effort to build a self-organizing global radio mesh network where every device can communicate with every other device -- and without any central authority. There is nothing in the rules of mathematics or laws of physics that prevents such a system. But how would you break the problem up so it could be crowdfunded and sourced? How would you build the radios? And what about government spectrum rules... How would you persuade governments to allow for the use of say, 1%, of the spectrum for an unlicensed mesh experiment? In the U.S. it would probably take an Act of Congress to overrule the FCC but a grassroots effort with potential for major technology advances backed by celebrity scientists might be enough to tilt the issue but would there be enough motivation? Is this feasible? Would it amass enough volunteers, advocates, and enthusiastic users? Would it become a glorious example of geeks uniting the world -- or a doomed fantasy with no practical applications. Leave your best thoughts in the comments. Could we build a global wireless mesh network?

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Developer Shares A Recoverable Container Format That's File System Agnostic

Long-time Slashdot reader MarcoPon writes: I created a thing: SeqBox. It's an archive/container format (and corresponding suite of tools) with some interesting and unique features. Basically an SBX file is composed of a series of sector-sized blocks with a small header with a recognizable signature, integrity check, info about the file they belong to, and a sequence number. The results of this encoding is the ability to recover an SBX container even if the file system is corrupted, completely lost or just unknown, no matter how much the file is fragmented.

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NASA Launches Super Balloon To Detect Cosmic Particles From Near Space

"After seven unsuccessful attempts NASA has launched a stadium-sized balloon in Wanaka," reports the New Zealand Herald, adding that the super-pressure balloon will collect data from "near space" over the next 100 days. Reuters reports: The balloon, designed by NASA to detect ultra-high energy cosmic particles from beyond the galaxy as they penetrate the earth's atmosphere, is expected to circle the planet two or three times. "The origin of these particles is a great mystery that we'd like to solve. Do they come from massive black holes at the centre of galaxies? Tiny, fast-spinning stars? Or somewhere else?" Angela Olinto, a University of Chicago professor and lead investigator on the project, said in a statement.

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Microsoft's Surface Revenue Drops By $285M (26%)

An anonymous reader quotes Computerworld: Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street. For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever... The revenue decline "indicates that the aging product needs a refresh badly," Jack Gold, principal analyst at J. Gold Associates, wrote in a note to clients today. "Price cutting and competing vendors' products will continue to create declines until new product is released, rumored for later this year." Microsoft threw cold water on any significant changes to the Surface line before June, forecasting that the current quarter will also post a revenue decline.

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Russian-Controlled Telecom Hijacks Traffic For Mastercard, Visa, And 22 Other Services

An anonymous reader quotes the security editor at Ars Technica: On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to MasterCard, Visa, and more than two dozen other financial services companies were briefly routed through a Russian government-controlled telecom under unexplained circumstances that renew lingering questions about the trust and reliability of some of the most sensitive Internet communications. Anomalies in the border gateway protocol -- which routes large-scale amounts of traffic among Internet backbones, ISPs, and other large networks -- are common and usually the result of human error. While it's possible Wednesday's five- to seven-minute hijack of 36 large network blocks may also have been inadvertent, the high concentration of technology and financial services companies affected made the incident "curious" to engineers at network monitoring service BGPmon. What's more, the way some of the affected networks were redirected indicated their underlying prefixes had been manually inserted into BGP tables, most likely by someone at Rostelecom, the Russian government-controlled telecom that improperly announced ownership of the blocks.

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Some Of The Pentagon's Critical Infrastructure Still Runs Windows 95 And 98

SmartAboutThings writes: The Pentagon is set to complete its Windows 10 transition by the end of this year, but nearly 75% of its control system devices still run Windows XP or other older versions, including Windows 95 and 98. A Pentagon official now wants the bug bounty program of the top U.S. defense agency expanded to scan for vulnerabilities in its critical infrastructure. DefenseOne raises the possibility of "building and electrical systems, HVAC equipment and other critical infrastructure laden with internet-connected sensors," with one military program manager saying "A lot of these systems are still Windows 95 or 98, and that's OK -- if they're not connected to the internet." Windows Report notes that though Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, "the Defense Department is paying Microsoft to continue providing support for the legacy OS."

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Startups Struggle For Survival As Investors Turn 'Picky'

An anonymous reader quotes The Wall Street Journal: Eighteen months ago, Beepi Inc. was rapidly expanding its online used-car business to 16 U.S. cities where people could buy cut-rate vehicles adorned with giant shiny bows. Beepi doesn't exist anymore. After burning through more than $120 million in capital, the startup failed to raise more cash and shut down in February. Its roughly 270 employees cleared out of the cavernous Mountain View, California headquarters, leaving behind the ping-pong table and putting green. Beepi's rapid demise offers a glimpse into the changing fortunes of Silicon Valley startups, many of which have struggled to adjust since a two-year investment frenzy came to an end. In 2014 and 2015, mutual funds, hedge funds and other investors pumped billions into companies that they now see as overvalued, and unlikely to pull off an initial public offering. As venture capitalists became more discerning, investment in U.S. tech startups plummeted by 30% in dollar terms last year from a year earlier. The article also points out that "much of the money still being invested is pouring into the upper echelon of highly valued start-ups like Airbnb and WeWork or younger ones with clear paths to profit," leaving "scores" of previously well-funded startups now struggling to survive.

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Encrypted WhatsApp Message Recovered From Westminster Terrorist's Phone

Bruce66423 brings word that a terrorist's WhatsApp message has been decrypted "using techniques that 'cannot be disclosed for security reasons', though 'sources said they now have the technical expertise to repeat the process in future.'" The Economic Times reports: U.K. security services have managed to decode the last message sent out by Khalid Masood before he rammed his high-speed car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed to death a police officer at the gates of Parliament on March 22. The access to Masood's message was achieved by what has been described by security sources as a use of "human and technical intelligence"... The issue of WhatsApp's encrypted service, which is closed to anyone besides the sender and recipient, had come under criticism soon after the attack. "It's completely unacceptable. There should be no place for terrorists to hide. We need to make sure that organisations like WhatsApp, and there are plenty of others like that, don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other," U.K. home secretary Amber Rudd had said. Security sources say the message showed the victim's motive was military action in Muslim countries, while the article adds that though ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, "no evidence has emerged to back this up."

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Wikipedia Is Being Blocked In Turkey

Nine hours ago, Ilgaz wrote: The Turkey Blocks monitoring network has verified restrictions affecting the Wikipedia online encyclopedia in Turkey. A block affecting all language editions of the website [was] detected at 8:00AM local time Saturday 29 April. The loss of availability is consistent with internet filters used to censor content in the country. stikves added Access to Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey as a result of "a provisional administrative order" imposed by the Turkish Telecommunications Authority (BTK)... Turkey Blocks said an administrative blocking order is usually expected to precede a full court blocking order in coming days. While the reason for the order was unknown early on Saturday, a statement on the BTK's website said: "After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr. 5651, ADMINISTRATION MEASURE has been taken for this website (wikipedia.org) according to Decision Nr. 490.05.01.2017.-182198 dated 29/04/2017 implemented by Information and Communication Technologies Authority." The BBC adds reports from Turkish media that authorities "had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers 'supporting terror.'"

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