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In Major Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:09:50 GMT

House Republican leaders withdrew legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from the House floor before it could be defeated, a loss for President Trump.

Public Health: Trump’s Choice on Obamacare: Sabotage or Co-opt?
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:46:38 GMT

President Trump and congressional Republicans must decide quickly whether to make the law work or try to undermine it.

Republicans Withdraw Their Health Bill
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:04:01 GMT

President Trump faced stiff opposition from lawmakers in his own party to the measure he had endorsed, and it was withdrawn.

In Dropping Health Vote, Trump Swallowed Need for a Showdown
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:39:57 GMT

The demise of the bill played out in a tense 24 hours that White House and congressional officials said proved a political education for President Trump and his top advisers.

Trump on Failed Health Bill: ‘We Learned a Lot About Loyalty’
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:00:18 GMT

President Trump spoke from the Oval Office after Republicans pulled the House bill that was intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

In a Call to The Times, Trump Blames Democrats for the Failure of the Health Bill
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:48:12 GMT

The president, insisting the Affordable Care Act will collapse in the next year, also tried to minimize the deep divisions within his own party that prevented passage of the bill.

Fact Check: Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Claims on the Health Bill Failure
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:57:17 GMT

The president exaggerated the issues facing the existing health law, blaming Democrats for impeding its repeal and playing down his commitment.

Republicans Land a Punch on Health Care, to Their Own Face
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:06:43 GMT

The big question for Republicans now is whether the Freedom Caucus, the party’s masters of destruction, will find themselves newly emboldened.

Civics Lesson Unfolds at Capitol as Health Care Bill Incinerates
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:01:30 GMT

Visitors from Vero Beach, Fla., witnessed two days of political meltdown as the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act failed to come to a vote in the House.

Bracing for the Fallout of the Health Bill’s Collapse
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:03:32 GMT

President Trump and House Republicans are looking to move ahead with tax reform and infrastructure plans after spending lots of political capital on a health care bill that went nowhere.

London, Donald Trump, Keystone Pipeline: Your Evening Briefing
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:13:27 GMT

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

California Today: California Today: Henry Rollins Strikes Chord as a Columnist
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:54:39 GMT

Friday: Checking in with Henry Rollins, a San Diego County congressman faces a criminal inquiry, and a dog’s unlikely rescue from a fire.

U.S. Investigating Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:01:31 GMT

American military officials insisted that the rules of engagement had not changed in Iraq, despite a recent surge in reports of civilian deaths.

California Upholds Auto Emissions Standards, Setting Up Face-Off With Trump
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:02:25 GMT

The backing of rules adopted in the Obama administration is one of the most direct moves so far to blunt President Trump’s effort to roll back regulations.

In Washington’s Daily Trump Wars, Devin Nunes Becomes a Human Shield
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:05:05 GMT

The California Republican’s recent burst of media exposure has led to misgivings about sharing national security details with him, though his party colleagues largely support him.

The London Attacker: Quiet and Friendly, but With a Dark Side
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:34:39 GMT

Investigators are trying to grasp how a former English teacher with a degree in economics and leading an outwardly quiet life slipped into extremism.

This Week in Hate: A Sikh Woman’s Subway Ride
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:25 GMT

Rajpreet Heir was on the L train, on her way to a friend’s birthday party in Manhattan, when a man started harassing her. As part of The Times’ series This Week in Hate, she recounts her story at the site of the incident in this 360 video.

This Week in Hate: When Your Commute Includes Hearing ‘You Don’t Belong in This Country’
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:13:48 GMT

For Rajpreet Heir, a ride to a friend’s birthday party turned into a disturbing incident of racist harassment.

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

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

The Checkup: The Guilty Secret of Distracted Parenting
published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:00:02 GMT

Taking care of small children can get tedious. I wouldn’t have made it through without a certain amount of distraction.

What Travelers Should Know About New Restrictions on Devices
published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:10:36 GMT

Who is affected by the flight restriction, and what should you do?

Former Penn State President Found Guilty in Sandusky Abuse Case
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:24:18 GMT

A jury convicted Graham B. Spanier of child endangerment and acquitted him on two other counts related to the Jerry Sandusky child-molesting scandal.

Can the Arts Thrive Without Washington? A Kansas Town Says Yes
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:46:21 GMT

The Hays Arts Council and other small-town groups have proved nimble in maintaining programs despite inconsistent funding since 2011.

E.U. Is Turning 60 and Searching for Something to Celebrate
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:41:24 GMT

As European Union leaders, minus Britain, go to Rome to celebrate 60 years, the bloc is divided and divergent, anxious that it represents the past.

Florida 84, Wisconsin 83 | Overtime: Chris Chiozza’s Buzzer-Beater Sends Florida Past Wisconsin in Overtime
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:18:31 GMT

The Gators reached the round of 8 on a 3-point floater made necessary only by the Badgers’ own last-second shot at the end of regulation.

South Carolina 70, Baylor 50: South Carolina Stuns Baylor to Reach the Round of Eight
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:16:42 GMT

The seventh-seeded Gamecocks stifled the No. 3 Bears with a tenacious defense to continue an unexpected run.

Bao Bao, an American-Born Panda, Steps Out in China
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:02:56 GMT

Culture shock is fading, say the handlers of Bao Bao, the panda from the National Zoo in Washington, as she settles into the land of her ancestors.

17 Great Stories That Have Nothing to Do With Politics
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:04 GMT

Need a break? We found great reads about the N.B.A.’s obsession with peanut butter and jelly, the parrots who laugh together and air travel.

U.S. Judge Grants Singaporean Blogger's Asylum Request
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:12:27 GMT

A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state.

Police Posted Missing Teenagers’ Data on Social Media. A City Took Note.
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:05:31 GMT

When Washington, D.C., tried to draw attention to reports of missing teenagers, activists thought the campaign was because of a spike in abductions.

Russian Agent Killed Lawmaker in Kiev, Ukraine Officials Say
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:05:19 GMT

A 28-year-old Russian was the triggerman in the death of Denis N. Voronenkov, a former Russian lawmaker, officials say.

One Boy Is Killed and Another Critically Injured in a Fall From a Brooklyn Building
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:22:38 GMT

The police said the two boys may have tried to jump from one building to another in the Bushwick neighborhood.

Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:18:13 GMT

The Senate voted to overturn regulations that required telecom companies to ask permission before tracking users’ behavior, beginning a repeal of Obama-era regulations.

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

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Arkansas Struggles to Find Enough People to Watch Executions
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:12:29 GMT

The Department of Correction director has begun asking for volunteers to fulfill a state law requiring that at least six people watch an execution.

China to Plant ‘Green Necklace’ of Trees Around Beijing to Fight Smog
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:28:42 GMT

Chinese officials want to plant more trees in Hebei Province, which surrounds Beijing, to clear the air in a region filled with factories.

Review: Encores! Serves a Bathtub Martini in ‘The New Yorkers’
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:43:56 GMT

Cole Porter’s lost musical from 1930 raises a glass to the giddy heyday of Prohibition and high (really high) society.

Buffalo Meat Industry Facing Government Shutdowns in India
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:14:38 GMT

A new Hindu-right government in Uttar Pradesh claims the Muslim-run businesses are cover for the illegal slaughter of cows. But the closings are shaking the economy.

SeaWorld Stake, Long Held by Blackstone, Is Sold to Chinese Firm
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:33:11 GMT

Blackstone sold its remaining shares in SeaWorld to Zhonghong for about $449 million, ending its ownership of the troubled theme park.

YouTube Advertiser Exodus Highlights Perils of Online Ads
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:45:25 GMT

A web giant promises to tighten its safeguards to avoid pairing ads with offensive content, but advertisers are not convinced.

Trilobites: Visualizing the Cosmic Streams That Spew Meteor Showers
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:39:00 GMT

Researchers recorded more than 300,000 meteoroid trajectories since 2010 to depict the drifting paths of meteor showers that Earth passes through.

President James K. Polk’s Body May Be Moved. Again.
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:24 GMT

James K. Polk’s body has been buried in three places. Lawmakers are now considering moving it again, to the site of a Polk family home and museum in Columbia, Tenn.

Marine Le Pen of France Meets With Vladimir Putin in Moscow
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:12:20 GMT

Ms. Le Pen’s presidential campaign platform advocates closer ties with Mr. Putin, friendliness toward President Trump and rejection of the European Union.

Jay Z and Weinstein Company to Produce Trayvon Martin Projects
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:48:26 GMT

The projects include a six-part documentary series and a film, both inspired by elements from two books about the teenager who was killed in 2012.

Survey Says: Americans Agree on Paid Leave, but Not on Who Should Pay
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:10:23 GMT

Pew surveys also show people disagree on whether it should be mandatory or optional.

In ‘The Play That Goes Wrong,’ It’s Murder, Strictly for Laughs
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:19:06 GMT

The three British actors behind this farcical mystery discuss the comedy and the thrill of possible injury in a performance.

Review: Return of the Little Copter That Wowed in ‘Miss Saigon’
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:00:14 GMT

The singing scenery of “Miss Saigon” is back on Broadway, with political corrections and a newly proportioned cast.

A Hat Designer for Rock Stars Turns to Opera
published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:08:31 GMT

Christophe Coppens, a celebrated milliner for the likes of Rihanna, Grace Jones and Roisin Murphy, directs a Janacek work in Brussels.


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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:22:05 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.

Speaker Ryan dented by healthcare debacle, but keeps support
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:49:53 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday acknowledged the unthinkable for a Republican leader: he could not deliver the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though he and his fellow Republicans had vowed to do so for seven years.

With healthcare bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:28:16 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:41:14 -0400

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.

Democratic opposition to U.S. high court nominee grows
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:08:31 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Democratic senators have so far announced they will vote against confirming U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, adding to a chorus of opposition from the left, but leaving questions over whether there will be a concerted effort to block a vote in the Senate.

For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:40:30 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.

Powerful Texas Republican sees tough road for 'bathroom bill'
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:39:51 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives said on Friday a bill to limit bathroom access for transgender people would face a tough time in the chamber, where there are worries of an economic hit to the state if it became law.

Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but obstacles loom
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:07:24 -0400

WASHINGTON/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration approved TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom.

Middle-aged London attacker was criminal who wasn't seen as threat
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:39:00 -0400

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Before he killed four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat.

Trump touts Charter hiring that was in works for two years
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:03 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc's decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years.


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Ryan to Trump: We don't have the votes
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:48:59 GMT

House Speaker Paul Ryan is at the White House to brief President Donald Trump on the GOP health care bill, and it is not to deliver good news, a Republican source tells CNN.

Trump's administration must decide whether 20M people will remain insured
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:12:17 GMT

Minutes after House Republicans shelved their bill that was supposed to save the nation's health care, Trump repeated that Obamacare was on the verge of collapse.

President points fingers after health care bill shelved
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:46:15 GMT

President Donald Trump likes winning. But on Friday he failed.

Gergen: May be worst 100 days of any presidency
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:55:19 GMT

The panel discusses fallout from the House Republican health care bill failure.

Photos of the crazy week that was
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:17:47 GMT

Take a look at the week in politics from March 19 through March 25.

Ryan accepts it's over: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:43:18 GMT

House Speaker Paul Ryan conceded the biggest defeat of his political career Friday: Republicans have failed to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Bernie Sanders: Dems should get credit for killing AHCA
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:51:41 GMT

Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump seem to agree on one thing when it comes to the failure of the GOP health care bill: Blame the Democrats.

For once, the outsiders out-lobby the establishment
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:13:45 GMT

It seemed like a just-about-even, all-too-familiar fight: traditional corporate power players staring down scrappier and ultimately hungrier insurgents dead-set on torpedoing the Republican health care bill.

Opinion: For GOP on health care, there's no 'moving on'
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:11:12 GMT

What a fiasco.

Tracking Trump's promises

Trump unhappy that Kushner was on slopes as bill took a fall
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:39:06 GMT

While the rest of his senior staff scrambled all day Thursday and Friday morning to squeeze votes for President Trump's flailing health care package, one person remained notably absent: Jared Kushner.

Schumer: Trump to blame for failed bill
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:25:00 GMT

Sen. Chuck Schumer talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the Obamacare repeal bill that House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled from the House floor.

Some Trump-friendly media striking out at him after health care failure
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:25:14 GMT

President Trump faced an onslaught of criticism Friday for his failure to repeal and replace Obamacare -- and the harshest treatment may have come from right-wing media.

Opinion: Why the deal-maker looked incompetent
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:30:23 GMT

A President who admires strongmen tried to strong-arm the Republicans who control the United States House of Representatives. Pass the repeal of Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare, Donald Trump told the 247 Republicans, or else you'll be ousted in a primary.

Americans are divided over health care
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:23:11 GMT

In the hours Friday after a vote was called off on health care legislation aimed at replacing Obamacare, one thing remained unchanged:

Opinion: Trump's blame game won't work this time
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:17:49 GMT

With the GOP's failure to bring its health care bill to a vote, it's becoming clearer that Trump is not actually able to put together any deal that he wants--and is derailing the GOP's legislative agenda, says Julian Zelizer

Opinion: GOP, to govern you need to make friends with Dems
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:46:30 GMT

This was far more than a routine legislative flub. It is a warning to congressional Republicans and the Trump White House.

Missing black girls in DC spark outrage, calls for federal help
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:14:49 GMT

Two months ago, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department's new commander, Chanel Dickerson, made a pledge: Let's find our missing girls.

Former Penn State president convicted in Sandusky case
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:23:33 GMT

The man who ran Penn State amid allegations that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting young boys may now face jail time.

20-year-old NBAer scores 70 points

What demise of health care bill means for tax reform
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:35:13 GMT

President Trump, the dealmaker-in-chief, was unable to bring together a factionalized Republican Party to make good on their marquee promise of the past 7 years: To repeal and replace Obamacare.

Russia fight threatens intel panel's work
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:36:05 GMT

Thelatest round ofpoliticalfinger-pointing over the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's meddling in the US elections isthreatening to undermine the bipartisan committee's work.

US looks into claim of 300 civilian deaths
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:43:25 GMT

The US military is investigating whether it was responsible for the deaths of nearly 300 Syrian and Iraqi civilians in three different sets of airstrikes this month.

Where does the House Freedom Caucus go from from here?
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:40:42 GMT

House Speaker Paul Ryan had just told his conference Friday that the Republican Party had failed to get enough votes for a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, a seven-year campaign promise that had united Republicans and catapulted their Party into control of the House, the Senate and the presidency.

Bash to Ryan: How do you face constituents?
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:24:41 GMT

House Speaker Paul Ryan tells CNN Dana Bush he doesn't know what to tell voters after failing to pass the GOP health care bill after years of promising to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Florida stuns Wisconsin at the buzzer

UCLA star's brothers may be better than him

The unknown star who busted millions of brackets

Updated March Madness bracket

Winners & losers from Thursday's games

Potential No. 1 pick declares for NBA draft

5 months, 8 prominent Russians dead
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:20:35 GMT

The brazen daytime slaying of a Russian politician outside a Ukrainian hotel this week brings to eight the number of high-profile Russians who have died over the past five months since the US presidential election on November 8.

Big banks like Citi helped launder Russian money
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:47:08 GMT

Pro hockey players demand maternity leave
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:22:20 GMT

U.S. workers most at risk from robots
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:56:44 GMT

Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots -- but Americans should be particularly worried.

She's leading the march against revenge porn
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:12:37 GMT

Leah Juliett was 15 years old when nude photos of her first leaked online. It was 2012; at the time, there wasn't a name for what happened to her.

1,500-lb Shaq statue hovers 10 feet off ground

Treasury secretary: Trump has 'perfect genes'
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:12:35 GMT

Laugh at lunch leads to terror for teen
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:52:28 GMT

A student in Wisconsin saved another student's life when he started choking on his lunch. WKBT has more.

Mars as you've never seen it before
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:51:20 GMT

Digital artist Jan Frojdman spent three weeks shifting through 33,000 images obtained from NASA to create this 3D model of Mars.

NFL wants to move to full-time referees

Yemen: 2 years, 50,000 deaths and 1 food crisis
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:04:22 GMT

Two years on and the conflict in Yemen shows little signs of abating. A Saudi-led coalition of regional states and Houthi rebels continue to bombard one another, while terrorist groups operate unhindered -- leaving millions of civilians in the crossfire.

The week in 28 photos
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:11:05 GMT

Take a look at 28 photos of the week from March 17 through March 23.

U-shaped skyscraper wants to be the longest in the world
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:59:34 GMT

One architecture firm hopes to create the longest building in the world by bending a skyscraper in half.

Could the F-15 be on its way out?
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:08:35 GMT

Top US Air Force brass told the House Armed Services Committee that they are considering the retirement of the F-15 C and D combat fighters.

Jay Z thinks he's found the perfect suitcase
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:22:08 GMT

Not many successful businesses start with a luggage fail.

Luxury getaways for younger travelers
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:48:00 GMT

Get used to hearing babies crying in First Class or seeing toddlers at the check-in desk at high-end hotels.

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Can white artists interpret black pain?
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:27:19 GMT

Failing at health care: A presidential tradition
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:08:42 GMT

"The test of a first-rate intelligence," F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." Maybe so. But that doesn't explain how so many Americans adore their Medicare but still express bitter hatred for government intervention in health care.

What Donald Trump Jr. doesn't get about London
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:50:00 GMT

Muslims are not 'part of the problem'
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:58:18 GMT

2017 mortgage rates now at 3.2% APR (15 yr.)

Money-saving tips for diabetics

Top 8 credit cards for excellent credit

Here's a look into how Trump approached negotiations
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:11:02 GMT

Dems gleeful after Obamacare victory
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:30:16 GMT

Democrats erupted in glee Friday afternoon after dozens of Republicans spurned their party leadership and the White House to keep Obamacare alive, at least for now.

Plan to ramp up Somalia anti-terror campaign goes to Trump
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:54:02 GMT

The country's top national security officials are recommending that President Donald Trump ramp up operations against an al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, two US defense officials told CNN Friday.

Partisan split at House intel committee over canceled open hearing
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:51:59 GMT

Is cancer just a matter of random bad luck?
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:15 GMT

Woman dies after drinking poisonous herbal tea
published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:12:55 GMT

A woman died after consuming poisonous herbal tea purchased in San Francisco's Chinatown, public health officials there announced on Monday. They're urging people to throw away tea purchased from Sun Wing Wo Trading Company.

Rare cancer, 9 deaths linked to breast implants
published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:32:33 GMT

Nine deaths have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration, stemming from a rare cancer that is associated with breast implants.

Behind the scenes of 'Rogue One' with director Gareth Edwards
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:22:07 GMT

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" lands on digital HD Friday. The movie was a blockbuster, but even fans watching it again on a small screen now don't know the whole story behind it.

Amy Schumer drops out of live-action Barbie movie
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:21:13 GMT

Amy Schumer is no longer a Barbie girl.

Adam Sandler will do four more movies for Netflix
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:35:42 GMT

Adam Sandler's two Netflix films may not have been critically loved, but someone is watching them. And that's enough for Netflix.

'Life' unleashes alien in scary confines of space
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:55:13 GMT

"Alien" established outer space as the ultimate "nowhere to run" haunted house 40 years ago, and "Gravity" more recently highlighted its still-harrowing if more mundane aspects. "Life" rather economically mashes up the two, producing a taut, suspenseful thriller that's more enjoyable the less you think about it.

New 'Power Rangers' isn't that mighty or morphin'
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:09:40 GMT

"Power Rangers" arrives with a pretty serious case of "Transformers" envy, hoping to transform another kids toy franchise of the past into a theatrical blockbuster. The overlong origin story, however, doesn't pack much power, while owing as much of a debt to "The Breakfast Club" as its action-figure selling namesake.

Instant vacation: 25 amazing travel photos
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:53:15 GMT


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Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:29:42 GMT

US President Donald Trump suffers a major setback as his healthcare bill is withdrawn from Congress.

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:10:39 GMT

A judge rules the 18-year-old can stay in US as he faces political persecution in Singapore.

EU summit: Leaders meet for Rome anniversary
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:59:51 GMT

Celebrations will mark 60 years since the EU's founding treaty, but the UK stays away as Brexit looms.

UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:54:36 GMT

The UN looks into reports that 200 people, mostly civilians, died in an air strike in the past week.

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:57:36 GMT

A top Nato general had said Moscow was "perhaps" assisting the extremist group.

ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:05:25 GMT

Ex-Congolese militia leader ordered to pay $1m (800,000), but he is broke.

Venezuela asks the UN to help boost supply of medicines
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:48:14 GMT

Amid a worsening economic crisis, President Maduro of Venezuela asks the United Nations for help.

Police investigate Indian MP who beat airline employee
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:55:58 GMT

Ravindra Gaikwad has also been banned from flying on five major Indian airlines.

Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to face intelligence committee
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:53:58 GMT

Paul Manafort, who is accused of links with Russia, volunteered to speak to a US intelligence panel.

Switzerland investigates Turkey spying allegations
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:54:05 GMT

Prosecutors are looking into claims Turks living in Switzerland are being spied on.

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:05:38 GMT

The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, is in the national interest.

Naked demonstrators kill sheep under Auschwitz gates
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:58:12 GMT

At least 11 people killed a sheep, undressed, and chained themselves up at the former Nazi camp.

President Trump's 'Obamacare nightmare' in his own words
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:34:28 GMT

Repeal and replace Obamacare - it was his number one campaign promise. So what happened?

The little boy who lost his legs while playing at home
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:21:27 GMT

How children are bearing the brunt of the war in Yemen.

South African astrologer fights to legalise 'magic' mushrooms
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:22:25 GMT

An astrologer in South Africa is fighting to get "magic" mushrooms legalised for use in spiritual ceremonies.

Harrison Ford: 'I'm the schmuck that landed on the taxiway'
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:49:20 GMT

Listen to Harrison Ford explain to air traffic control why landed he on a taxiway, just missing a passenger jet.

IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria's Palmyra
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:01:14 GMT

Lyse Doucet goes inside Syria's famed Roman-era city, badly damaged by Islamic State militants.

Germanwings pilot 'wasn't depressed'
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:16:21 GMT

Guenter Lubitz said his son was not responsible for the Germanwings crash, which killed 150 people.

Battle for Mosul: High tensions as fighting continues
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:38:26 GMT

Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reports on the split city of Mosul, Iraq.

US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:18:40 GMT

The animal was was lifeless after being caught in a house fire but was revived after 20 minutes.

Swedish hotel chain offers 'divorce refunds'
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:11:50 GMT

Couples who divorce after staying at the hotel chain will be reimbursed for their stay.

New Zealand minister challenged to fight over dirty water
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:48:39 GMT

Environment minister challenged by a conservationist angry at new water quality policy.

Concern over tourists taking crystals from Iceland mine
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:11:56 GMT

Officials warn a historic site may have to close because visitors keep removing its crystals.

Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive
published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:55:23 GMT

Agriculture ministry hopes the initiative will stop people buying fatty imported meat.

Hanged for having a phone
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:08:42 GMT

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen inside Mosul explains the challenges Iraq will face when IS are defeated.

'Stolen child'
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:17:31 GMT

Alberto Mohamed returns to East Timor to find his family after 32 years.

A vote with few voters
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:05:03 GMT

Hong Kong chooses its next leader amid fierce divisions over stalled political reform in the city.

Curse of the diamonds
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:23:31 GMT

How illegal diamond mining is threatening the way of life of the Cinta Larga indigenous group in Brazil.

Cardboard cribs
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:29:17 GMT

What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

Hard to forget
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:00:51 GMT

The singer writes about his Comic Relief visit and why he'll never forget the children he met.

A question of colour
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:45:31 GMT

Apple's Red iPhone is going on sale, but in China it is doing things a bit differently. Why?

Left in a bus station
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:01:36 GMT

When Jenna Cook returned from the US to China to search for her birth family, more than 50 candidates came forward - but were any of them a match?

Piggyback party
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:12:53 GMT

The BBC examines the unusual photo of Kim Jong-un giving a piggyback to a military officer.

Weekly quiz
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:38:19 GMT

A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

'Nine lives'
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:05:27 GMT

A new book documents nine women survivors of tuberculosis, India's most severe health crisis.

Africa's top shots: 17-24 March 2017
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:50:40 GMT

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

Bastions of democracy
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:34:08 GMT

An attacker tried and failed to access Westminster - so what is security like in Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC?

‘Vegetable ivory’
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:22:41 GMT

A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.


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Market Extra: The stock market’s dormant volatility threatens vainglorious return amid health-care drama
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:48:58 GMT

Measures of risk are rearing their heads back up, with the CBOE Volatility Index trending higher.

Women get paid different rates in different states — here’s why
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:36:58 GMT

In some areas of the country, the pay gap won’t close until the 22nd century.

State colleges receive the same amount of funding from tuition as from state governments
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:36:29 GMT

In 1987, public schools received $3,600 in tuition money per student on average. By 2013, that had increased to $9,300.

A family earning over $105,000 still can’t afford more than half of U.S. colleges
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:36:10 GMT

For students from low-income families, more than 90% of colleges are unaffordable.

The 3 things you should know about your credit score after Experian’s $3 million fine
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:35:44 GMT

Recent cases against credit reporting agencies have likely confused consumers.

The average Credit Union overdraft fee has almost doubled since 2000
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:35:18 GMT

Credit unions charge almost as much as major banks in overdraft fees.

These are the worst money habits parents teach their kids
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:33:43 GMT

Parents who have bad money habits are likely to pass them onto their children.

There’s been a surge in ‘deaths of despair’ among white middle-aged Americans
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:33:02 GMT

Causes of death include drugs and suicide, as well as heart disease and cancer

Shoppers get mad as hell when their favorite brand is bought by the big guys
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:32:29 GMT

Consumers aren’t always happy when their regular store is taken over — this time, eyes are on Walmart.

This car from your childhood has increased in value by 58,000%
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:31:57 GMT

What makes an ordinary automobile worth millions over time.

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Trump turns up heat on House GOP before health care vote
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:43:17 -0400

Trump turns up heat on House GOP before health care votePresident Trump put pressure on the House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) Friday morning as its prospects looked bleaker. As expected, Trump bemoaned the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, claiming it sent premiums and deductibles skyrocketing and provided overall poor health care.


Bernie Sanders Voting Against Gorsuch Nomination
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:13:18 -0400

Bernie Sanders Voting Against Gorsuch NominationSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., discusses the health care debate and says President Trump "doesn't always tell the truth." Sanders also talks about the Russia investigation and Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.


Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake news
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:03:08 -0400

Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake newsA North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Friday to opening fire in a Washington pizzeria that fake news reports claimed housed a child sex ring linked to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Edgar Welch, 28, of Salisbury, was accused of firing at least three shots from an AR-15 rifle inside the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in December and pointing the gun at an employee after showing up to investigate the online conspiracy rumors. Welch pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a federal charge of interstate transportation of a firearm with intent to commit an offense and a local charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.


Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:38:49 -0400

Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheldBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.


The Mud Day in Israel
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:16:52 -0400

The Mud Day in IsraelThe Mud Day, an international sports event is produced by a leading French sports organization, A.S.O., that is well known for its top productions: Le Tour de France and the Dakar Rally. More than 150,000 people have participated in Mud Days in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain. Now it’s Israel’s turn to host the 13-kilometer race, with 22 mud-filled obstacles to overcome. (The Mud Day Israel)


Emboldened Taliban capture key southern district
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:06:57 -0400

Emboldened Taliban capture key southern districtTaliban fighters captured the strategic southern district of Sangin on Thursday, officials said, another setback for Afghan forces in opium-rich Helmand province ahead of the spring fighting season. The capture of Sangin, where US and British forces suffered heavy casualties until it was handed over to Afghan personnel, marks the culmination of the Taliban's year-long offensive to seize the district and underscores their growing strength. Most of Helmand is already estimated to be under Taliban control, with the capital Lashkar Gah -- one of the last government-held enclaves -- also at the risk of falling to the Taliban's repeated ferocious assaults.


Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police Officer
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:07:00 -0400

Veteran Becomes First Ever Double Amputee Police OfficerMatias Ferreira graduated from a New York police academy.


Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:51:50 -0400

Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic MissionThis week at Wellesley College, six professors who serve on the Commission on Race, Ethnicity, and Equity, a committee at the highly selective liberal arts school, sent an email to fellow faculty members urging a radical shift in campus culture. Under the status quo, the Northwestern professor Laura Kipnis, a feminist cultural critic, was invited to speak on campus, despite her controversial view that academia’s approach to regulating sexual conduct is doing harm to female students.


Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:27:05 -0400

Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinalCuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.


Husband Accidentally Donates Wife's Wedding Dress to Goodwill
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:15:20 -0400

Husband Accidentally Donates Wife's Wedding Dress to GoodwillAfter Natalie Gelbert discovered her husband had accidentally donated her wedding dress to Goodwill, she posted a plea on Facebook to have it returned, which has been shared over 21,000 times.


GOP Sen. Roberts: I ‘deeply regret’ quip about insurance coverage for mammograms
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:11:16 -0400

GOP Sen. Roberts: I ‘deeply regret’ quip about insurance coverage for mammogramsSenate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks at Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., expressed remorse Thursday for making a sarcastic comment implying that coverage for mammograms shouldn’t be a requirement for the GOP’s insurance plan. Mammograms are essential to women’s health & I never intended to indicate otherwise,” he tweeted.


Texas Teen Admits Making Up Gang Rape
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:41:49 -0400

Texas Teen Admits Making Up Gang RapeBreana Talbott Harmon told police she had been abducted and sexually assaulted by three masked black men before recanting her story.


Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:23:34 -0400

Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs troubleNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.


Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:13:16 -0400

Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graftBy Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Helicopter chases, fridges full of cash and officials caught in bed with their foreign mistresses are all in a day's work for China's anti-graft prosecutors, according to a new state-backed TV drama aimed at bolstering China's graft fight. "In the Name of the People", a new show by propaganda department of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), China's top prosecutor, follows an intrepid SPP anti-graft investigator sent to a fictional province from Beijing to tackle corruption at the highest levels of local officialdom. Chinese President Xi Jinping's has pledged that his multi-year war on graft, which has netted tens of thousands of officials, will continue until corruption is fully expunged, warning that the rot could threaten the ruling Communist Party's existence if not cleared.


London Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump Jr.’s Twitter jab following attack
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:01:40 -0400

London Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump Jr.’s Twitter jab following attackLondon Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to respond to an insult from U.S. President Trump’s son hours after a terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday. “You have to be kidding me?!” Trump Jr. wrote. Trump Jr. mischaracterized Khan’s statements as if he had said that terrorism is an inevitable consequence of living in a big city and that nothing could be done.


Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:43:28 -0400

Philippines leader scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution(Advisory: This story contains strong language in paragraph one and four) MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the European Union on Friday for hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs. Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus his campaign on drugs rehabilitation and stood by his security-centered approach to a crackdown that has left thousands of people dead since he took office nine months ago. The EU, they communicated to us, and they want a health-based solution for the drugs.


4 Killed Including Police Officer After Domestic Dispute Turns into Deadly Shooting Spree
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:29:00 -0400

4 Killed Including Police Officer After Domestic Dispute Turns into Deadly Shooting SpreeA suspect has been detained in the shootings at a law firm, bank branch and apartment complex Wednesday.


Tillerson to meet allies as NATO races to save talks
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:56:45 -0400

Tillerson to meet allies as NATO races to save talksUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with NATO members next week in Brussels, officials said, as alliance diplomats worked to nail down the date. "We are currently planning to hold the meeting of NATO foreign ministers on 31 March. Consultations on scheduling among Allies are ongoing," a NATO official in Brussels said.


Apple’s new RED iPhone 7 and its cheapest iPad ever go on sale at 11AM today
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:39:07 -0400

Apple’s new RED iPhone 7 and its cheapest iPad ever go on sale at 11AM today

It’s not just a regular Friday for Apple fans, as the company’s recently announced red iPhone 7 and the brand new iPad are going on sale today. Apple’s website is currently down in preparation for the sales, which are scheduled to start at 11:01 AM EDT today.

Apple earlier this week announced a brand new iPhone 7 color, a new iPad, minor iPhone SE and iPad mini updates, and a slew of accessories. You can check out every single new product Apple announced right here.

The red iPhone 7, part of Apple’s PRODUCT (RED) campaign, looks amazing — check out a hands-on unboxing video at this link. Other than the red color though, nothing changes inside the phone. The red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus each come with only two storage options, including 128GB and 256GB, just like the Jet Black versions. Prices start at $749 for the 128GB iPhone 7.

The brand new 9.7-inch iPad replaces Apple’s iPad Air 2, and it looks like Apple is killing the Air brand across product ranges. The device features a better A9 processor and a better screen, and it comes in 32GB and 128GB versions. The new iPad is available in silver, gold, and space gray, and ships in the expected Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + Cellular options.

Prices start at $329 for the 32GB iPad, which is the lowest entry price ever for a brand new 9.7-inch iPad. Even a new iPad mini is more expensive, starting at $399, but the mini only comes with 128GB of storage.

The refreshed iPad mini, as well as Apple's new iPhone and Apple Watch accessories, are also available to purchase from Apple's online store.


‘Last Dictator of Europe’ Earns His Title, Cracks Down on Protests
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:21:01 -0400

‘Last Dictator of Europe’ Earns His Title, Cracks Down on ProtestsLukashenko has long played Russia and the West off each other. But this time he’s trying to play Belarus.


Queueing to survive: Long lines and short on supplies in Venezuela
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:12:00 -0400

Queueing to survive: Long lines and short on supplies in VenezuelaVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s hours-long televised visits to clinics and schools are meant to soften his image, but foes say they instead highlight his disconnect from a national economic crisis in which millions of people are missing meals.


Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:45:10 -0400

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability schemeLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.


Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:57:03 -0400

Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nominationSpeaking from the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he could not support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Schumer said Gorsuch would need to get 60 votes to get past a filibuster by Senate Democrats.


'Rogue' national park Twitter account wasn't so rogue after all, emails show
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:07:00 -0400

'Rogue' national park Twitter account wasn't so rogue after all, emails showEver since the National Park Service's main Twitter account appeared to "go rogue" on President Donald Trump's inauguration day, people have been using the department and its various park-specific social media accounts as a rallying point in the anti-Trump resistance.  However, according to emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that's not the full story. SEE ALSO: Twitter users finding hope in 'badass' national parks The emails show that staff at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area were actually coloring inside the lines of their guidance from the Trump administration when the park's official Twitter account tweeted climate change facts on Jan. 23, three days after the inauguration.  2016 was the hottest year on record for the 3rd year in a row. Check out this @NASA & @NOAA report: https://t.co/rLJUC56xqi pic.twitter.com/AKhFzYw6l6 — Golden Gate NPS (@GoldenGateNPS) January 23, 2017 Based on a review of Park Service emails concerning social media policies during the presidential transition, at the time the tweets were sent, there didn't appear to be specific guidance directing the park not to tweet about this subject.  "As far as I know, there hasn't been any guidance related to avoiding that subject sent out from us or NRSS [the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate]," National Park Service public affairs specialist Amber Smigiel wrote in an email sent on Jan. 23. Users on Twitter didn't know that at the time, however. The tweets came amid news of a social media gag order imposed at the Environmental Protection Agency and rumors of similar communication bans at other agencies as the Trump team moved in.  In addition, the Trump administration's new White House website had omitted climate change from its list of priorities, which made the Park Service tweets stand out even more. @GoldenGateNPS @Only1marcia @NASA @NOAA We need to preserve and get these out quickly before they are deleted. Employees are risking jobs! — Thomas Almirall (@DRUMR48) January 24, 2017 @GoldenGateNPS @NASA @NOAA pic.twitter.com/Lx1YApG5yH — NastyWoman (@outdoorgirl_27) January 24, 2017 @GoldenGateNPS @NASA @NOAA Thank you for your service. We will fight for you. — Greg van Eekhout (@gregvaneekhout) January 24, 2017 Thanks to its tweets on climate change, Golden Gate was hailed as a beacon of resistance shining from within the federal government itself alongside Badlands National Park's Twitter account. Rallying around the Park Service makes sense, too, considering other concurrent events.  The service itself was on-edge after the department's main Twitter account retweeted two seemingly anti-Trump posts related to the size of the crowd attending the inauguration.  Those tweets sparked a full investigation into the matter and a sweeping order to stop tweeting from official accounts across the agency. The Park Service's crowd size estimate of the inauguration even prompted a highly unusual call from Trump himself to the agency's acting director the morning after the inauguration. But things didn't quite calm down for the service after those initial retweets were deleted and the Twitter moratorium was lifted on Jan 21.  Effectively, the floodgates opened and Twitter users across the social network started reading intent into tweets that would have been relatively innocuous if not for Trump's inauguration. Twitter users were also primed for this kind of reaction thanks to the reported gag orders at other government agencies. Using tweets to peek inside government While the tweets sent by Golden Gate do appear to be in line with other posts sent out from the account before the inauguration, under the current administration, they appeared to troll a new president who has famously claimed that climate change is a hoax.  Plus, to make matters worse, the Badlands National Park Twitter account also tweeted out information about climate change, yet its tweets were deleted on Jan. 24.  Deleted tweets from Badlands National Park on Jan. 24. Image: twitter It's unclear exactly what separated the tweets from Badlands from Golden Gate and why the Badlands tweets were removed. We might get more clarity on that in the coming weeks when a set of Badlands-specific emails are expected to be released.  But emails released this week make it clear that even people in the agency weren't exactly sure what to expect of the new administration. One exchange between National Park Service employee Matt Holly and Smigiel is indicative of the fraught transition between administrations.  In an email sent on Jan. 23, Holly, who works in the NRSS, explained that going forward, Park Service staff would need to be even more diligent about shying away from advocacy on topics like climate change. "There were a couple times I knew I was pushing it but felt like we had that support for wiggle room in the past," Holly wrote. "Now we know we just have to play it slightly safer."  A drastic change in the political climate Holly was right to expect a shift on climate change with the new administration.  Trump's proposed budget guts climate research across the federal government and reduces the Park Service's budget as well, including the agency's climate change programs.  In fact, when the budget was rolled out on March 16, Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters that the administration won't spend money on climate anymore. "Regarding the question as to climate change, I think the president was fairly straightforward," Mulvaney told reporters on March 16. "We're not spending money on that anymore. We consider that to be a waste of your money." Our national parks represent some of the places in the United States that are most vulnerable to the worst effects of human-caused climate change. As glaciers retreat and sea levels rise, they threaten the national parks and other areas maintained by the National Park Service. For example, Glacier National Park in Montana is not expected to contain actual glaciers by the middle to end of this century, due to increasing temperatures. WATCH: Mick Mulvaney on climate change.


Rail accident at N.Y.'s Penn Station snarls travel; minor injuries
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:22:21 -0400

Rail accident at N.Y.'s Penn Station snarls travel; minor injuriesA slow-moving Amtrak Acela train derailed and sideswiped a New Jersey commuter train on Friday, causing minor injuries and snarling morning rush-hour rail traffic at New York's Penn Station, a major transportation hub, officials said. The accident happened at about 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), with passengers aboard the New Jersey Transit train describing hearing screeching metal as the Washington-bound Acela hit the commuter train while departing the station. "There was a loud sound of mangling metal and you felt the reverberations of another train raking the side of our train and I just heard screams from behind me as it traveled back," said Jordan Geary, who was traveling on the train with his wife from the New York suburb of Montclair, New Jersey.


Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:20:00 -0400

Firehouse Welcomes 6 Babies in 7 Months: 'We've Been Having a Baby Shower Every Month'After the last of the bunch was born, the firefighters brought their newborns into the firehouse for a heartwarming photo shoot.


Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:59:40 -0400

Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen baseSix Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya Friday when gunmen tried to storm their base in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The base belongs to Russia's National Guard, a branch established last year to defend borders and counter extremism. It is subordinate directly to President Vladimir Putin and has bases in the country's volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chechnya.


Dozens Break Out Of Mexico Prison
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:12:09 -0400

Dozens Break Out Of Mexico PrisonAt least 10 of the 29 inmates who escaped Thursday were re-captured, but the others remained at large.


Heads, Beijing Wins. Tails, Hong Kong Loses.
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:32:43 -0400

Heads, Beijing Wins. Tails, Hong Kong Loses.The 2017 race for Chief Executive was supposed to be a watershed exercise in democracy. Instead, it may be a coronation.


This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:46:27 -0400

This is the secret to unclogging sinks and drains anywhere in your house

Okay, first things first: there is no miracle product that instantly clears any and every clogged drain. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Do you really think you pour some liquid down the drain in your sink and miraculously clear a fist-sized ball of hair in a matter of minutes? Newsflash... there's not. If you have a very bad clog, you need to snake your drain. It's the only way to handle it. To clear normal clogs and gross odors that happen during the course of normal wear and tear though, these is a secret to unclogging drains and keeping things smelling fresh: Sani Sticks.

Drop one of these sticks down your drain to take care of average clogs and embarrassing odors in a matter of hours. Then, drop a new stick down each drain once every month to prevent clogs and odors in the future. Each stick includes enzymes and other ingredients found in a septic tank to break down waste and keep things clear. $17 gets you a pack of 48 Sani Sticks, and it'll be the best $17 you've ever spent.

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North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:05:46 -0400

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimatedBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.


Come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse, Catholic leaders told
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:07:13 -0400

Come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse, Catholic leaders toldBy Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Catholic leaders must come down "from the pulpit" to acknowledge that clergy sexual abuse of children and cover-ups had broken the Church's heart and to do more to prevent it, speakers at a conference said on Thursday. The gathering at a pontifical university in Rome took place as the Vatican was still stinging from the shock resignation on March 1 of Marie Collins from a commission advising Pope Francis on how to root out sexual abuse. Collins, who as a teenager was abused by a priest in Ireland, quit in frustration, citing "shameful" resistance to change within the Vatican.


Pete Souza joins chorus gloating over Trumpcare failure with epic Instagram
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:15:20 -0400

Pete Souza joins chorus gloating over Trumpcare failure with epic InstagramThe schadenfreude online when Trumpcare collapsed for a second time was deafening. However, amid all the resurfaced Trump tweets and Art of the Deal jokes one troll stood out once again. Pete Souza, Obama's official White House photographer, added another Instagram post to his mammoth shade collection against Trump after the news broke Friday. SEE ALSO: Obama's official White House photographer is Insta-trolling Trump This time, Souza shared a photo of Obama and Mike Pence from 2010 — and the caption was devastating. "Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both side of the aisle over the course of many months," he wrote. "This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV." In other words, Obama knew that healthcare was — you know — complicated, and worked hard with Republicans and Democrats, in the glare of the media, to get the ACA pushed through. An approach that differs, you may say, from Trump's efforts this week. Before voting on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, President Obama met with many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle over the course of many months. This picture was taken at the end of a multiple hours-long meeting with the entire Republican House caucus in which he responded to dozens of questions and critiques. It was carried live on cable TV. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:40pm PDT Of course, Souza's lesson to Trump is a bit late now. WATCH: Trump never has to buy sunglasses again because Obama's photographer will shade him forever


All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIF
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:03:36 -0400

All of America's Fighter Planes in One GIFFrom the F-1 Fury to the F-35 Lightning II.


Infant's Rare 'Parasitic Twin' Successfully Removed with Surgery
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:38:00 -0400

Infant's Rare 'Parasitic Twin' Successfully Removed with SurgeryA 10-month-old girl who was born with a rare "parasitic twin" attached to her body has undergone a successful surgery to separate her from this underdeveloped twin. The infant, named Dominique, was born with the lower half of her twin's body — including legs and feet — protruding from her upper back and neck, according to information released from Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, the facility where the surgery was performed. To receive the medical care she needed, she traveled from her home in Ivory Coast, a country in West Africa, to the United States.


Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:40:44 -0400

Burkina links Ivory Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capitalA jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, a senior official said Friday. Ivorian officials believe Mimi Ould Baba Ould Cheikh organised the gun and grenade attack that left 19 people dead last March at the beach resort of Grand-Bassam, which is popular with foreigners. Now he is also believed to have been "head of operations" for the attack on a hotel and cafe in Ouagadougou in January 2016 that killed 30 people, said Colonel Serge Alain Ouedraogo of the Burkinabe gendarmerie.


Stacey Smart Still Missing
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:22:36 -0400

Stacey Smart Still MissingSherri Papini wasn't the only California woman who was reportedmissing Nov. 2.


Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendum
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:31:50 -0400

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties after April referendumBy Ece Toksabay and Nick Tattersall ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Erdogan said everything "from A to Z" in Turkey's relations with Europe would be reviewed after the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes that would extend his powers.


World equities wobble as Trump health bill vote canceled
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:24:26 -0400

World equities wobble as Trump health bill vote canceledNew York (AFP) - World equity markets wobbled Friday, with US stocks finishing mostly lower, as investors monitored a swirl of negotiations surrounding President Donald Trump's health care replacement bill, before the surprise decision to cancel the vote in Congress.


Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:04:14 -0400

Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused childHEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday.


North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permit
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:08:28 -0400

North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permitThe law, which takes effect on Aug. 1, mandates that gun owners only need a North Dakota driver's license or state identification card for at least a year before they can carry a concealed firearm in public. Under current regulations, applicants must take a test to obtain a permit which entails fees of more than $100.


2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:14:00 -0400

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ConvertibleAn American bad-ass goes topless.


Archeologists Find Cache of Liquor Bottles From WWI
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:21:34 -0400

Archeologists Find Cache of Liquor Bottles From WWIBottles of gin, whiskey and wine


Nancy Pelosi's weekly press conference on March 23, 2017
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:36:40 -0400

Nancy Pelosi's weekly press conference on March 23, 2017On Thursday, March 23, 2017 House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi holds a weekly press conference.


Pregnant Giraffe Is Doing Fine, Zoo Says In Latest Update
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:50:41 -0400

Pregnant Giraffe Is Doing Fine, Zoo Says In Latest UpdateDespite being due for several weeks, April the giraffe is yet to go into labor.


Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:17:04 -0400

Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disasterBy Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a gray sea on Thursday, a somber reminder of a tragedy that traumatized the country. "We can't help but feel stunned seeing the ship being raised," Lee Kum-hee, whose daughter Cho Eun-hwa was one of the nine, told reporters. "The work needs to be done very cautiously," Lee Cheol-jo, an official at the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, which is in charge of the operation, told a briefing.


IS claims 'suicide' blast near Bangladesh airport: SITE
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:12:13 -0400

IS claims 'suicide' blast near Bangladesh airport: SITEThe Islamic State group claimed responsibility late Friday for a suspected suicide bomb attack outside the Bangladeshi capital's main international airport, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist communications. A bomber was killed in the blast, police said, the third in a series of suspected attacks and the second claimed by the Islamic State group since last week. "The bomb carrier himself was killed," a Dhaka police spokesman, Yusuf Ali, told AFP.


Starbucks Finally Adds The Menu Item You've Always Wanted
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:13:12 -0400

Starbucks Finally Adds The Menu Item You've Always WantedWe know you've been waiting for this.


Parents accused in kid's shooting death investigated in 2014
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:27:39 -0400

Parents accused in kid's shooting death investigated in 2014PHOENIX (AP) — Child-welfare officials investigated an Arizona couple accused of murder in their 9-year-old son's shooting death after she gave birth to a child who had been exposed to methadone and heroin.



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How The Dealmaker Failed On Health Care
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Health care was the first test of Donald Trump's business skills. It didn't go well.

Trump Blames Dems After Bill Pulled, Says Obamacare 'Will Explode'
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:44:00 GMT

In the aftermath of his first major legislative defeat on health care, President Trump says it's probably best politically to let Obamacare 'explode'

Nunes Backs Down From Explosive Claim Trump Was Monitored
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:05:50 GMT

Officials say it's possible Trump or his aides were picked up "incidentally," and may only have been mentioned in conversations between foreigners.

Desperation Buzzer-Beater in OT Sends Florida to Elite Eight
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:22:00 GMT

Chris Chiozza hit a buzzer-beating three as No. 4 Florida defeated No. 8 Wisconsin 84-83 in OT to earn the final spot in the Elite Eight.

Republicans Pull Health Care Bill From House Floor
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:39:33 GMT

The move comes after Republican leaders were unable to find enough support to pass the bill.

Yes, Speaker Ryan, You Do Have The Worst Job In Washington
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:20:00 GMT

Paul Ryan's biggest nightmare just became reality: His party's divisions defeated his party's own agenda.

Tillerson to Visit NATO, After News He Could Skip Meeting
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:49:00 GMT

This week U.S. officials said the secretary of State planned to skip the meeting in April over a scheduling conflict, and suggested other dates.

Jury Finds Officer Guilty in Fatal Shooting of 6-Year-Old
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:10:58 GMT

Derrick Stafford and another deputy city marshal fired on a vehicle after a pursuit. Jeremy Mardis, 6, was killed.

Michele Bachmann's Husband's Clinic Hit With Violations
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann's husband said the violations at his controversial clinic were just 'minor clerical errors.'

Stem Cells Aren't Magic Cure for Impotence
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:39:40 GMT

Danish researchers trying to find a way to help men injured by prostate cancer surgery say they got mixed results by injecting them with stem cells.

'It's Like Watching Pro Wrestling': Voters React to Health Care Bill Failure
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:11:15 GMT

NBC Nightly News visited Pemberville, Ohio to take the pulse of voters as they watched the GOP struggle to pass the health care bill.

Scientists Can Now Store Information on Single Atoms
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:48:00 GMT

A team of physicists have taken data storage to ultimate extreme: storing information on a single atom. It's a development that will have major implications for quantum computing.

Penn State's Ex-President Convicted Over Sandusky Case
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:12:57 GMT

The verdict comes more than five years after Jerry Sandusky was first charged with sexually abusing children.

How Can You Keep Your Internet Searches Private?
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:18:57 GMT

The Trump administration just took the first step in allowing internet providers to sell your browsing habits and personal information.

90 Percent of London Police Don't Carry a Gun: Here's Why
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:31:00 GMT

More than 90 percent of the British capital's cops carry out their daily duties without a gun.

Hawaii Republican Leader Officially Resigns From GOP
published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:01:00 GMT

Often cited as a rising star within the Republican Party, Rep. Beth Fukumoto says she will now seek membership in the Democratic Party.

Hate Filing Taxes? Thank Tax-Prep Firms, Who Lobby for You to Need Them
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:47:00 GMT

Even Reagan wanted filing your taxes to be free and easy. Then tax software makers spent millions lobbying to make sure it never happened.

Oklahoma Tribe Votes in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:35:00 GMT

The Osage Nation voted to legalize same-sex marriage this week, becoming the latest in a small number of Native American tribes to do so.


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GOP health-care bill: House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation's health-care law - Washington Post
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GOP health-care bill: House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation's health-care law
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Republican leaders abruptly pulled their overhaul of the nation's health-care system from the House floor on Friday, a dramatic defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan that leaves a major campaign promise unfulfilled and casts doubt ...
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London attack: Two men continue to be questioned as seven released - BBC News
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London attack: Two men continue to be questioned as seven released
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Seven of the 11 people arrested since the Westminster attack have been released with no further action, police have said. The Metropolitan Police said two men remain in custody, while two women have been released on bail until March. Police are trying ...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier convicted of child endangerment - Washington Post
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:59:14 GMT


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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier convicted of child endangerment
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HARRISBURG, Pa. — A jury found former Pennsylvania State University president Graham Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment Friday, ending a case that dragged on for more than four years over whether Spanier and two other ...
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Lonzo Ball Declares for 2017 NBA Draft After Sweet 16 Loss to Kentucky - Bleacher Report
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Lonzo Ball Declares for 2017 NBA Draft After Sweet 16 Loss to Kentucky
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The UCLA guard announced his intention to enter the 2017 NBA draft immediately after the team's Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky on Friday, per Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times. "That was my final game for UCLA," he said, per L. Jason Smith of 92.9 FM ESPN ...
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How Washington, DC, is using social media to bring back missing children - Christian Science Monitor
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:35:00 GMT


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How Washington, DC, is using social media to bring back missing children
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March 24, 2017 —On Tuesday, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D) Louisiana, who is the Congressional Black Caucus chairman, and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) of the District of Columbia sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director ...
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'Pizzagate' gunman pleads guilty to federal and local weapons charges - New York Daily News
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'Pizzagate' gunman pleads guilty to federal and local weapons charges
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The North Carolina man who fired an assault-style rifle into a Washington D.C. restaurant while investigating “Pizzagate” pleaded guilty on Friday to two weapons charges. Edgar Maddison Welch, who is from Salisbury, allegedly came to D.C. with the ...

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@wsbtv plane just crashed into a home in Kennesaw 2 houses down from my brother. He just sent me this photo. Cops just arrived on the scene. pic.twitter.com/ckhcNfAJ60. — Amy Gravley (@amy_gravley) March 24, 2017. ATLANTA — Authorities say a ...
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Booker explodes for 70, but Celtics outlast Suns - FOXSports.com
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BOSTON — Devin Booker is only 20 and already has a place alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and just a few others in NBA history. Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics outlasted ...
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US, Turkey's Coup And The Death Of Extradition Request - Leadership Newspapers
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When Marxist-Leninist theorist, Mao Zedong defined politics as “war without bloodshed,” several decades ago, the Chinese philosopher arguably gave no thought about the ugly events that now hold the political space of Turkey on the jugular. Since the ...

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US investigating reports of more than 100 civilians killed in Mosul airstrike - CBS News
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US investigating reports of more than 100 civilians killed in Mosul airstrike
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BAGHDAD -- The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 civilians dead last week ...
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Unable to garner support in his own party, Trump's health care initiative fails

House Republicans failed to come to a consensus on proposed legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, even after spending the past seven years attempting to repeal former-President Obama's signature piece of legislation.

Rep. Nunes' charge of Trump team surveillance – why it's key

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has in recent days roiled his panel’s investigation of Russian interference in the US election. Democrats say he's put the probe's credibility in doubt.

How Washington, D.C., is using social media to bring back missing children

Howard University West: Can Google-Howard partnership increase diversity in tech?

The Google-Howard collaboration, announced Thursday, is intended to help Google access tech talent and give top computer science students at Howard a taste of life in Silicon Valley.

Will US workers lose jobs to robots? Mnuchin says no, report says yes

Nearly 40 percent of US jobs are at risk of being taken over by robots within about 15 years, a new report by consultancy firm PwC said on Friday. But Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he is not worried. 

Little Free Library launches 'Action Book Club' to inspire community service

Like other book clubs, Little Free Library's version brings people together to read books – but it also encourages members to take positive action in their communities. When it launched in January, almost 200 groups signed up within 48 hours.

British kid finds NASA mistake: when too many cooks don't spoil anything

Seventeen-year-old Miles thinks helping NASA fix their sensor was 'pretty cool.' Can amateurs really contribute to the advancement of science? 

Germany's Haribo gummi bears will soon be wearing a 'Made in USA' label

Haribo, the German candymaker famous for its bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, said on Thursday that it has acquired property in southeastern Wisconsin as its first North American facility.

Tillerson's week: How top US diplomat’s ‘big reveal’ offered little clarity

Diplomats gathered for the anti-ISIS conference in Washington and looking for signs of Trump’s commitment to his allies were left wondering about Tillerson's priorities and the direction of US foreign policy.

Hopeful combo: World economy grows, carbon emissions stay flat

For three years running, global carbon dioxide emissions have been essentially flat, a survey finds. It hints at the potential for 'decoupling' economic growth from burning fossil fuels.

'Snooki' inspired bill could cap N.J. college speaker fees: How much is too much?

The former reality star received $32,000 for a comedy appearance at Rutgers University in 2011, more than the school paid Nobel-prize winning author Toni Morrison was paid to deliver the school's commencement address in the same year.

Trump says Keystone XL will bring thousands of jobs. Promise or pipe dream?

TransCanada has a clearer path for the pipeline, after Trump reversed Obama's block of cross-border construction. But local opposition remains formidable.

Deeper down, are coral reefs holding up better?

Greater depth and colder temperatures could buffer the so-called mesophotic zone against climate change and other well-known threats facing reefs. 

Samantha Ponder to host 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' despite backlash from internet trolls

ESPN has announced that Ponder will become the new host of their football program. Ponder says her career progress in a field notoriously hostile to women has been the result of co-workers who saw her as an equal.

What can NASA do to save Curiosity's wheels?

Surprises on Mars have led to unexpectedly severe damage to Curiosity's wheels, once again forcing NASA to do more with less. 

Could a Moore's Law for carbon halt climate change?

By halving global carbon emissions each decade, humanity could attain nearly net-zero emissions by 2050, according to new research 

'Life' is glumly earnest

'Life' stars Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal as members of a crew of astronauts and scientists who get picked off by a space creature. 

'Wilson' should be sharper and funnier

'Wilson' stars Woody Harrelson, who is ingratiatingly hangdog as a man who discovers he has a 17-year-old daughter. The movie is directed by Craig Johnson and based on Daniel Clowes's graphic novel.

Can judiciary recover from political battles over Supreme Court seat?

While Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has called for a filibuster, most expect that Judge Neil Gorsuch will eventually fill the vacancy left after Antonin Scalia's death. But, many ask, at what cost?

What Benjamin Franklin can teach us about cybersecurity

Advances in communication like Franklin’s postal service and today’s Internet can help topple regimes — and also erode privacy. Tools like WhoIsGuard offer the anonymity of a Post Office Box.

Evacuation orders lifted, but Oroville dam saga may have just begun

An unusually wet rainy season in California is in its final month, and officials are breathing slightly easier. But a new assessment of the dam's spillways has reached some alarming conclusions.

Want to fix cybersecurity? Think about worst-case scenarios first

Scenario thinking sketches out future cybersecurity problems and helps policymakers begin addressing tomorrow's digital dilemmas.

Industrial control systems: The holy grail of cyberwar

Regulators and utility industry leaders need to wake up to the risks that could let malicious hackers cause widespread physical damage to the grid and other critical infrastructure.

How to reform the outdated federal anti-hacking law

The more than 30-year-old Computer Fraud and Abuse Act carries overly harsh penalties for trivial digital transgressions – and it needs to be completely overhauled (or abolished altogether). 

'The Last Laugh' doesn't provide penetrating answers

The documentary asks how far out comedy can go and still be funny, with interviews with personalities including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, and Rob Reiner. The film is directed by Ferne Pearlstein.

Austerely compelling 'Frantz' explores persistence of love

'Frantz' stars Paula Beer as Anna, whose fianc, Frantz, was killed in the trenches of World War I. She soon meets a young man, Adrien (Pierre Niney), who claims he befriended Frantz in Frantz's prewar days in Paris.

Estonia's lessons for fighting Russian disinformation

The Baltic nation has long had an adversarial relationship with its Russian neighbor. As a result, its press and public have become adept at recognizing and debunking Kremlin propaganda.

What does ‘multispeed’ Europe really mean?

The idea has gotten traction ahead of Saturday's EU summit as a way to allow the union's members to integrate at paces they are comfortable with. But it's a contentious issue.

For US visa hopefuls, screening hurdles grow. Shades of 'extreme vetting'?

Some of the new vetting guidelines sent by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were later withdrawn. One big change includes mandatory social media checks for anyone who has ever entered territory occupied by the Islamic State militant group.

'A Land Without Borders' rethinks the two-state solution in the Middle East

Marking the 50-year anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, a Jewish activist travels the Middle East in search of answers.

How a New Zealand earthquake is upending hazard models

Earthquakes can hop from one fault to another as long as the faults are less than three miles apart, say scientists. So how did a NZ quake jump 10 miles?

Loving your life

A Christian Science perspective: Understanding God as our loving creator heals heartache and inharmony.

For better school lunches, make them part of the lesson plan

School lunches have improved drastically in recent years, but educators should consider planning units that include the school cafeteria. When children learn about Japan, why not serve edamame and chicken teriyaki?

Virgin America to disappear: What that says about airline travel

The Virgin America planes, with its iconic pink-and-purple lighting, will soon disappear, its merger partner Alaska Airlines said on Wednesday. 

Top Picks: Marian Hill's 'Act One,' the Topo Maps app, and more

The Smithsonian Channel's 'Pocahantas: Beyond the Myth' cuts through the legend, moviegoers return to the world of 'Harry Potter' with 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' and more top picks.

Everybody into the pool – or the scrum?

A look at Washington’s vocabulary for ways of making officials available to the media – or not.

Hawaii’s Beth Fukumoto is quitting the GOP. Whose defection is it?

Once a rising star in Republican national politics, the Hawaii state representative was asked to resign as state House minority whip in February after criticizing President Trump at a Women's March rally. Now she's trying to join the Democrats.

From caricature to man of character: How time and art change image of Bush

In the early tumultuous weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency, some former detractors are reappraising the words and deeds of George W. Bush, now a self-described 'sensitive artist.'

15 under 15: Rising stars in cybersecurity

The Christian Science Monitor's Passcode traveled across the country to meet these hacker kids who are hunting software bugs, protecting school networks, and helping to safeguard electrical grids.

Help North Koreans ‘live in the truth’

The US has now added the option of a preemptive strike on North Korea’s nuclear sites, but it should first highlight the regime’s human rights abuses. Here’s why that tactic helped bring down the Iron Curtain.


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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:01:30 GMT

Uncle Sam turns up the heat on visa hopefuls

US embassies have been told to examine social media accounts of visa applicants who have ever set foot in Islamic-State-controlled areas.…

After London attack, UK gov lays into Facebook, Google for not killing extremist terror pages
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:14:50 GMT

PM's spokesman and foreign secretary wave warning finger

In the wake of a terror attack in the heart of London this week that left five dead, the UK government has turned its ire onto online companies – including Google and Facebook – for not doing enough to remove extremist webpages and other content from their services.…

'Windows 10 destroyed our data!' Microsoft hauled into US court
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:40:34 GMT

'Dodgy' unwanted operating system update sparks potential class-action lawsuit

Updated Three people in Illinois have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that its Windows 10 update destroyed their data and damaged their computers.…

Pure Silicon Valley: Medium asks $5 a month for absolutely nothing
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:46:14 GMT

Think of it as being your own mini-VC without shares

Analysis Silicon Valley prides itself on disrupting industries – but it has bitten off more than it can chew by trying to take on an already highly competitive market suffering from major money woes.…

GiftGhostBot scares up victims' gift-card cash with brute-force attacks
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:08:00 GMT

Software nasty can burn through 1.7 million account numbers per hour

Cybercrooks are using a bot to automate the process of breaking into and draining online gift card accounts.…

Capacity shortage hits AWS UK micro instances
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:29:59 GMT

Elastic cloud snaps back

Amazon's brand-new UK T2 micro instances reached saturation point on Friday, with users being told the AWS service had run out of local capacity.…

Alternative vet Quartermaine exits Daisy, Daisy...
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:08:30 GMT

Bicycles into the sunset

Brit IT services giant Daisy Group has waved goodbye to former Alternative Networks CEO Mark Quartermaine – just months after it bought the comms and tech integrator, an internal document has confirmed.…

Lloyds Banking Group axing hundreds of jobs AGAIN
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:01:31 GMT

And that's even before all of those techies are farmed out to IBM

Lloyds Banking Group is throwing more UK techies overboard ahead of the big outsourcing deal with a “single strategic partner” that El Reg previously revealed was IBM.…

Oz companies fume as Enetica outage enters its second day
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:48 GMT

Hosting service's access to .au registry suspended

Australian web service firm Enetica has provoked consternation among customers frustrated about a prolonged outage now entering its second day.…

UK.gov confirms it won't be buying V-22 Ospreys for new aircraft carriers
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:11:05 GMT

Also confirms earlier operational date for HMS Queen Elizabeth

Britain is not buying V-22 Osprey aircraft to fly from its new aircraft carriers, the government has confirmed.…

Google pulls Hezbollah YouTube channel after we told them about the drone ads
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:19:58 GMT

All the tools you need

Until just minutes before we hit publish on this story, Google was using a YouTube channel run by a fan of Hezbollah to promote potentially lethal drones.…

Profitless Twitter starts rumour of paid-for Tweetdeck option
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:40:42 GMT

Gotta do something to break even, right?

Twitter, the profitless microblogging website, has floated the idea of offering a paid-for version of its Tweetdeck product – and this is going down amongst the site’s users like a cup of lukewarm vomit.…

There's just a week to show us how AI really works in business
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:38:09 GMT

M3 call for papers has a week to run

Events There are just seven days left until we close the call for papers for M3, and we would really love to hear how you’re putting artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to work in business.…

I've Been Moved: IBMers in same division slapped with 2nd redundo scheme in 2 months
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:05:12 GMT

Deathly Hallows Mark ii

IBM UK appears to have fired the starting gun on a 2.0 redundancy programme for the Infrastructure Services Delivery division – before the first one has even concluded.…

Ofcom wants automatic compensation for the people when ISPs fail
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:25:06 GMT

Watchdog proposes fines for everyday repairs, installations and appointments are missed

Ofcom has begun consulting on the UK government's desire to compensate consumers and SMEs when telco companies fail, as set out in the Digital Economy Bill, even though the Bill hasn't reached the Royal Assent stage yet.…

Did you know: Crimelords behind DDoS attacks offer customer loyalty points?
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:51:09 GMT

Tweaking business models for greater 404 kerching

The DDoS attack business has advanced to the point that running an attack can cost as little as $7 an hour, while the targeted company can end up losing thousands, if not millions of dollars.…

Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:01:06 GMT

Ever so lone lone lone lone a-lonely

Something for the Weekend, Sir? “For heaven’s sake, stop waggling it in my face! Kuh-rist, keep still! Right – you’ve asked for it!”…

MPs slam 'dismal' cost savings of government procurement body
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:26:05 GMT

Crown Clown Commercial Service

The UK government body created to save cash buying common goods and services centrally has so far provided "dismal" savings for the taxpayer, the Committee of Public Accounts said in a report today.…

Gov may need to splash £245m per year on IT contractors – NAO
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:01:04 GMT

Please come back freelancers, forget IR35: all is forgiven

The government will need to splash £145m per year on 2,000 digital staff - or £244m using contractors - if it is to meet the serious shortfall in skills, according to the National Audit Office.…

Squirrel sinks teeth into SAN cabling, drives Netadmin nuts
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:29:03 GMT

'Chittering' under raised floor was the sound of a disaster recovery lesson

On-Call Ooh! Friday is here! Which means it's time for On-Call, in which Reg acknowledge that misery loves company by sharing stories of jobs gone awry.…

Yet another job menaced by AI! Uh, wait, it says here... Dance Dance Revolution designers
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:01:10 GMT

Is this the last waltz for bonkers music game's level makers?

Dance Dance Revolution – one of the few computer games that causes players to break into a sweat – is getting a boost from artificial intelligence.…

Inside OpenSSL's battle to change its license: Coders' rights, tech giants, patents and more
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:32:12 GMT

Devs who fail to respond to call for change will count as 'yes' votes for ASL 2.0

Analysis The OpenSSL project, possibly the most widely used open-source cryptographic software, has a license to kill – specifically its own. But its effort to obtain permission to rewrite contributors' rights runs the risk of alienating the community that sustains it.…

First the Rise of the Machines, now this: UK military's Exercise Information Warrior
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:03:10 GMT

From drones to smart warships. Well, sort of

Comment Fresh from signing contracts to put artificial intelligence into its warships, the Royal Navy is now running an exercise to demonstrate robotic warfighting tech at work – Ex Information Warrior.…

FedEx will deliver you $5.00 just to install Flash
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:29:12 GMT

Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

FedEx is offering customers US$5 to enable Adobe Flash in their browsers.…

Boffins reveal how to pour a perfect glass of wine with no drips. First step, take a diamond...
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:02:11 GMT

Groove breakthrough prevents shameful leakage

Video A biophysicist has found a way to save precious wine drops from leaking down the side of the bottle after it’s poured into a glass.…

Google slaps Symantec for sloppy certs, slow show of SNAFUs
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:58:05 GMT

Certs will keep working, but Chrome will be suspicious, soon

Updated Google's Chrome development team has posted a stinging criticism of Symantec's certificate-issuance practices, saying it has lost confidence in the company's practices and therefore in the safety of sessions hopefully-secured by Symantec-issued certificates.…

Disney plotting 15 more years of Star Wars
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:58:07 GMT

First we'll get non-digital Leia and Han Solo: Young Adult with Chewie and Falcon back-story

Disney CEO Bob Iger has told a conference that the company is contemplating “what could be another decade and a half of Star Wars stories.…

Our Sun's been using facial scrub: No spots for two weeks
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:47:28 GMT

Move along, nothing to see here, says NASA. It's just Sol cycling as usual

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has spotted nothing for the last two weeks, which is unusual.…

Australia bins safe harbour, presses ahead with Minister-as-NetAdmin plan
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:18:22 GMT

A land where the minister runs the internet and the media runs a minister

Australia this week shelved planned safe harbour reforms to copyright and decided to proceed with laws that would make its attorney-general NetAdmin-in-chief.…

Amazon dodges $1.5bn US tax bill: It's OK to run sales through Europe out of IRS reach – court
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:34:41 GMT

If only we could all open a Luxembourg office, eh?

Champagne corks will be popping in Seattle after US taxmen lost their case against American web giant Amazon over the non-payment of taxes on overseas earnings.…

Spotted: Bizarre SpaceX rocket-snatching machine that looks like it belongs on Robot Wars
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:55:18 GMT

Mawhrin-Skel to ride again?

Pic A robot has been spotted on the landing pad of SpaceX's floating barge Of course I still love you, and the rocket biz is refusing to say what it is for.…

Amazing new WikiLeaks CIA bombshell: Agents can install software on Apple Macs, iPhones right in front of them
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:39:07 GMT

And in 2009 – just 8 years ago

Startling leaked documents show the CIA could purchase Apple Macs and iPhones, install spyware onto them, and give them to targets.…

We're 90 per cent sure the FCC's robocall kill plan won't have the slightest impact
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:28:50 GMT

Dumb and dumber, or the lightest of light touches?

The number-one complaint to US comms watchdog the FCC right now is about robocalls – a remarkable 200,000 complaints from consumers last year alone.…

Blinking cursor devours CPU cycles in Visual Studio Code editor
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:26:42 GMT

Crappy Chromium code is the culprit, we're told

Microsoft describes Visual Studio Code as a source code editor that's "optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications."…

If you were cuffed during Trump's inauguration, cops are trying to crack your smartphone
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:55:07 GMT

More than 100 mobes will only take a week to access

Vid The inauguration of President Donald Trump in the US capital was marked by protests, with cops collaring more than 200 people on the day. Now court documents reveal the US government's efforts to crack the arrestees' locked phones and slurp their contents.…

US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:23:23 GMT

Hear that? That's the sound of ringing tills, sorry, freedom

The US Senate has voted to kill privacy rules that would have prevented ISPs from selling your browser history, under the fantastic logic that mobile operators aren't under the same restriction.…

CoreOS Tectonic shift: Now you can run it on Azure and OpenStack
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:13 GMT

Biz-friendly Kubernetes tool gets a little easier to automate

CoreOS is extending Tectonic, its enterprise Kubernetes platform, beyond Amazon Web Services and bare metal environments to run on Microsoft Azure and OpenStack cloud infrastructure.…

Android Forums resets passwords after hack
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:19:09 GMT

Only 2.5 per cent of userbase affected

Add Android Forums to the growing list of web properties that have suffered a security breach.…

As ad boycott picks up pace, Google knows it doesn't have to worry
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:38:10 GMT

Why the agencies will come crawling back

Analysis Several US-based advertisers have now suspended their advertising with YouTube, following over 200 pull-outs in the UK and Europe. Google had run big brand advertising on hate videos including jihadist groups. Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, AT&T are the latest to hit pause, or withdraw ad budgets from YouTube altogether. AT&T is one of the top-five advertisers in the US, the New York Times notes. In 2015 it was the third biggest spender with $3.3bn across all media, according to AdAge.…

Lloyds Banking Group to hang up on call centre staffers
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:27:08 GMT

95 people at risk so far

Call centre staff at Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) are to be axed in the latest expenses purge, company insiders have told us.…

Vodafone's NB-IoT launch dates for Ireland and Netherlands slip
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:30:30 GMT

Delay may indicate Internet of Things market is less frantic than thought

Vodafone has admitted that the commercial launch of its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in Ireland and the Netherlands has been delayed by a whole season.…

Three to lawyer up unless Ofcom intervenes in spectrum market
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:32:06 GMT

If we can't buy O2, they must give us MOAR SPECTRUM

Three has renewed calls on Ofcom to intervene in the UK's mobile spectrum market, warning it could lawyer up unless the regulator curbs the proportion of airwaves owned by Vodafone and BT's EE in the forthcoming auction.…

Cambridge wheels out latest smart city platform, ready for devs
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:10:33 GMT

Got a good Internet of Things problem-solving idea? Try it out with us, says city

Brainbox greenhouse Cambridge has rolled out the latest stage of its smart city network, the Intelligent City Platform, which talks to the city’s existing LoRaWAN Internet of Things network.…

Good news, everyone! Two pints a day keep heart problems at bay
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:36:18 GMT

And yes, total abstinence isn't good for you

Moderate drinking is good for you, a BMJ-published study has found, directly contradicting the advice of the UK government's "Chief Medical Officer", who advised last year there was "no safe level" of drinking. A daily pint reduces risk of a heart attack and angina by a third, a big data study of Brit adults has found, while total abstinence increases the risk by 24 per cent.…

'Clearance sale' shows Apple's iPad is over. It's done
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:07 GMT

Cheaper or more sophisticated? Cupertino does neither

Comment "The iPad is done," writes Europe's shrewdest hardware scribe Volker Weber in the aftermath of Apple's annual revamp of its tablet line.…

Defence in Depth: A 'layered' strategy can repel cold attackers
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:26:11 GMT

Yes, a vest, cardigan and an overcoat

The principle of Defence in Depth (“DiD”), says OWASP, is that “layered security mechanisms increase security of the system as a whole”. That is, if one layer of protection is breached, there’s still the opportunity for the attack to be fended off by one or more of the other layers. If anyone’s ever drawn something that looks like an onion on the whiteboard – a load of concentric layers with your infrastructure in the middle – that’s the concept we’re looking at. It’s actually a military term that’s been adopted by security types in the IT industry who want to be tank commanders when they grow up.…

Yahoo!'s big, fat clustered Google Machine Learning wedding
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:02:15 GMT

Yahoo! open-source code fling builds a better Google, again

Analysis Yahoo! last month married clustered compute to Google’s machine learning.…

Always wanted to build an imaginary hyperscale network? Now, you can
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:34:13 GMT

MIT's Flexplane: design on the fly without breaking the network

An MIT student has created a scheme to shadow packets as they pass through networks, to help take the risk out of experimenting with changes to network configurations.…

Carnegie-Mellon Uni emits 'don't be stupid' list for C++ developers
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:04:04 GMT

Your hefty guide to avoiding the mistakes everyone makes

Carnegie-Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute has followed-up its secure C programming rules from last year with a similar set of standards for C++.…

eBay dumps users into insecure authentication mechanism
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:33:12 GMT

Dump dongles and move to SMS, says tat bazaar, oblivious to deprecation advice

Web tat bazaar eBay appears to be suggesting its readers adopt known-to-be-insecure practices when logging on to the service.…


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published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:32:52 +0000
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Samuel L. Jackson has one NSFW message for moviegoers - CNET
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:32:52 +0000

The actor delivers an unmistakable warning to those who think their phone call takes precedence over the film.

Wal-Mart, PepsiCo and Dish pull YouTube ads over hateful videos - CNET
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:57:22 +0000

Big brands are flexing their political muscle as they pull even more ads from Google's YouTube after the ads appear next to extremist videos.

FedEx will pay you $5 to use Adobe Flash on your browser - CNET
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:53:55 +0000

No, seriously. It's gotten so bad that FedEx feels it has to pay you to use Flash, a technology derided as being outdated and unsafe.

Baby got back! April the Giraffe's livestream has returned - CNET
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:06:10 +0000

Don't panic! Animal lovers' favorite maternity-suite cam is up and running again, as fans await the calf's birth.

Uber reportedly tells female recruit sexism 'systemic in tech' - CNET
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:11 +0000

A manager for the ride-hailing company writes a seemingly tone-deaf message to a potential employee, according to The Guardian.

4-year-old gets Siri to help save mom's life - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:16:36 +0000

Commentary: A UK child unlocks his unconscious mother's iPhone by pressing her thumb to the home button and asking Siri to call for help. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweets his admiration.

Apple's new iPad is the best value 9.7-inch tablet (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 77) - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:08:15 +0000

Do you want to dock your iPhone in your MacBook? Apple patents reveal the company's thinking about it. Plus, the Red iPhone 7, new iPhone SE, new iPad and more.

Trump talks up Charter's $25 billion investment and jobs - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:12:24 +0000

The president pats himself on the back as the cable operator commits $25 billion for broadband infrastructure and reiterates plans to hire 20,000 workers.

Trump treasury secretary: R2-D2 won't take your job for 50 years - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:45:21 +0000

Commentary: In an interview with Axios, Steve Mnuchin says he's very optimistic that AI won't affect jobs in the long run. He offers a Star Wars analogy.

Footy McFooty Face leads poll for soccer team's name - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:30:01 +0000

Social Cues: When San Diego asks the internet to name a possible MLS expansion team, the voters don't disappoint.

Health care vote canceled, and Twitter dishes sick burns - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:49:09 +0000

Laughter is the best medicine, right? Maybe that's why social media had such fun with Friday's news.

Goodbye, GChat! Hello, Hangouts - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:49:11 +0000

Google's replacing its GChat instant message service with its 4-year-old Hangouts. Most people probably won't notice.

CNET UK podcast 517: A new iPhone, new Android and Zelda mayhem - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:00:42 +0000

The UK's best tech podcast returns with news of new iPhones, new Android and all the info you need to know about taking electronics on your summer holiday flight.

The fight over Pluto is much bigger than one (dwarf) planet - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:42:32 +0000

A decade after Pluto was demoted, the first fly-by team has a radical proposal to restore its former status, resurrecting the biggest battle in space.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is coming to the US - Roadshow
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:00:09 +0000

American GT-R fans now have a new model to dream about, the $127,990 Track Edition. It's rocking Nismo-tuned Bilstein dampers and even more carbon fiber.

Wonder Woman, Cyborg teasers released for 'Justice League' - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:36:01 +0000

The last two individual teasers of the week are now out there, as fans await Saturday's full trailer.

The 404 Show 1695: Sadie Gennis tells us what to watch in April (podcast) - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:20:28 +0000

TV Guide's Sadie Gennis is here to run down the list of shows debuting in April. From Fargo to American Gods to Silicon Valley, there's something for everyone on her list.

'Life' science guy on looking to slime for alien inspiration - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:16:44 +0000

Genetics expert Adam Rutherford discusses the science of "Life" and "Ex Machina", and why alien life could be the most significant discovery in human history.

You can order Tesla's solar roof tiles in April - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:23:19 +0000

The electric-car company's solar roof efforts are beginning to take shape.

Apple's red iPhone 7 and new, cheaper iPad are now available - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:13 +0000

Apple starts selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in red as part of a program to help raise money for HIV and AIDS programs and research.

These Mars sand dunes look like a bunch of worms - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:06:53 +0000

A fresh look at the Martian landscape shows a collection of wormy-looking curved dark sand dunes.

OK Google Home, give a clear answer on the CIA and spying - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:49:26 +0000

Watch what happens when you ask a Google Home speaker about the CIA. Talk about defensive!

Samsung disabling Galaxy Note 7's battery charging in South Korea - CNET
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:17:33 +0000

The few surviving Galaxy Note 7's could be killed off after this move.

Elon Musk shows off first 'release candidate' Model 3 - Roadshow
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:10:10 +0000

It's a quick video, but this is your first chance to see a near-production Model 3 in motion -- and a cheeky explanation of why it's called Model 3 in the first place.

The RS badge might be coming to a Ford crossover near you - Roadshow
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:03 +0000

People like performance. People really like crossovers. We should have seen this coming.


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Why You Should Care About the Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges

rmdingler quotes a report from Consumerist: A corporate squabble over printer toner cartridges doesn't sound particularly glamorous, and the phrase "patent exhaustion" is probably already causing your eyes to glaze over. However, these otherwise boring topics are the crux of a Supreme Court case that will answer a question with far-reaching impact for all consumers: Can a company that sold you something use its patent on that product to control how you choose to use after you buy it? The case in question is Impression Products, Inc v Lexmark International, Inc, came before the nation's highest court on Tuesday. Here's the background: Lexmark makes printers. Printers need toner in order to print, and Lexmark also happens to sell toner. Then there's Impression Products, a third-party company makes and refills toner cartridges for use in printers, including Lexmark's. Lexmark, however, doesn't want that; if you use third-party toner cartridges, that's money that Lexmark doesn't make. So it sued, which brings us to the legal chain that ended up at the Supreme Court. In an effort to keep others from getting a piece of that sweet toner revenue, Lexmark turned to its patents: The company began selling printer cartridges with a notice on the package forbidding reuse or transfer to third parties. Then, when a third-party -- like Impression -- came around reselling or recycling the cartridges, Lexmark could accuse them of patent infringement. So far the courts have sided with Lexmark, ruling that Impression was using Lexmark's patented technology in an unauthorized way. The Supreme Court is Impression's last avenue of appeal. The question before the Supreme Court isn't one of "can Lexmark patent this?" Because Lexmark can, and has. The question is, rather: Can patent exhaustion still be a thing, or does the original manufacturer get to keep having the final say in what you and others can do with the product? Kate Cox notes via Consumerist that the Supreme Court ruling is still likely months away. However, she has provided a link to the transcript of this week's oral arguments (PDF) in her report and has dissected it to see which way the justices are leaning on the issue.

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'Moore's Law' For Carbon Would Defeat Global Warming

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: A streamlined set of goals for reducing carbon emissions could simplify the way nations approach the quest to reduce human impact on the planet. A group of European researchers have a refreshingly straightforward solution that they call a carbon law -- or, as the Guardian has coined it, a "Moore's law for carbon." The overarching goal is simple: globally, we must halve carbon dioxide emissions every decade. That's essentially it. The rule would ideally be applied "to all sectors and countries at all scales," and would encourage "bold action in the short term." Dramatic changes would naturally have to occur as a result -- from quick wins like carbon taxes and energy efficiency regulations, to longer-term policies like phasing out combustion-engine cars and carbon-neutral building regulations. If policy makers followed the carbon law, adoption of renewables would continue its current pace of doubling energy production every 5.5 years, and carbon dioxide sequestration technologies would need to ramp up in order for the the planet to reach net-zero emissions by the middle of the century, say the researchers. Along the way, coal use would end as soon as 2030 and oil use by 2040. There are, clearly, issues with the idea, not least being the prospect of convincing every nation to commit to such a vision. The very simplicity that makes the idea compelling can also be used as a point of criticism: Can such a basic rule ever hope to define practical ideas as to how to change the world's energy production and consumption? The study has been published in the journal Science.

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Microsoft Delivers Secure China-Only Cut of Windows 10

Earlier this week, CEO of Microsoft Greater China, Alain Crozier, told China Daily that the company is ready to roll out a version of Windows 10 with extra security features demanded by China's government. "We have already developed the first version of the Windows 10 government secure system. It has been tested by three large enterprise customers," Crozier said. The Register reports: China used Edward Snowden's revelations to question whether western technology products could compromise its security. Policy responses included source code reviews for foreign vendors and requiring Chinese buyers to shop from an approved list of products. Microsoft, IBM and Intel all refused to submit source code for inspection, but Redmond and Big Blue have found other ways to get their code into China. IBM's route is a partnership with Dalian Wanda to bring its cloud behind the Great Firewall. Microsoft last year revealed its intention to build a version of Windows 10 for Chinese government users in partnership with state-owned company China Electronics Technology Group Corp. There's no reason to believe Crozier's remarks are incorrect, because Microsoft has a massive incentive to deliver a version of Windows 10 that China's government will accept. To understand why, consider that China's military has over two million active service personnel, the nation's railways employ similar numbers and Microsoft's partner China Electronics Technology Group Corp has more than 140,000 people on its books. Not all of those are going to need Windows, but plenty will.

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US Scientists Launch World's Biggest Solar Geoengineering Study

In what will be the world's biggest solar geoengineering program to date, U.S. scientists part of the $20 million Harvard University project are going to send aerosol injections 20km (~12.4 miles) into the earth's stratosphere "to establish whether the technology can safely simulate the atmospheric cooling effects of a volcanic eruption," The Guardian reports. From the report: Scientists hope to complete two small-scale dispersals of first water and then calcium carbonate particles by 2022. Future tests could involve seeding the sky with aluminum oxide -- or even diamonds. Janos Pasztor, Ban Ki-moon's assistant climate chief at the UN who now leads a geoengineering governance initiative, said that the Harvard scientists would only disperse minimal amounts of compounds in their tests, under strict university controls. Geoengineering advocates stress that any attempt at a solar tech fix is years away and should be viewed as a compliment to -- not a substitute for -- aggressive emissions reductions action. But the Harvard team, in a promotional video for the project, suggest a redirection of one percent of current climate mitigation funds to geoengineering research, and argue that the planet could be covered with a solar shield for as little as $10 billion a year. Some senior UN climate scientists view such developments with alarm, fearing a cash drain from proven mitigation technologies such as wind and solar energy, to ones carrying the potential for unintended disasters. If lab tests are positive, the experiment would then be replicated with a limestone compound which the researchers believe will neither absorb solar or terrestrial radiation, nor deplete the ozone layer.

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Venezuelan Developers Are Using Bitcoin, Rare Pepe Trading Cards To Fight Against a Dismal Economy

According to Crypto Insider, Venezuelan developers have been selling "rare pepes" -- trading cards that contain unique illustrations and photoshops of the character Pepe the Frog. While the trading cards started out as nothing more than a joke, many of them have been traded for thousands of dollars on the Counterparty platform, which is built on top of Bitcoin, and have provided a way for many developers to sustain themselves in Venezuela's poor economy. From the report: The basic idea behind the issuance of rare pepes on top of the Counterparty platform is that it enables scarcity in a digital world. Each rare pepe card is linked to a little bit of bitcoin through a practice known as coin coloring. Whoever owns the private keys associated with the address where the bitcoins that represent a specific rare pepe card is located is the one who owns that particular trading card. Now, a group of developers in Venezuela are building games similar to Hearthstone and Pokemon where the rare pepe trading cards will play an integral role. If you go to rarepepe.party right now, you're mainly presented with a video of what the first game based on the Rare Pepe digital trading cards will look like. The concept is similar to Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering where players essentially do battle with their opponents via characters on trading cards, which have specific stats and features. In this case, the characters are various rare pepes. With many rare pepes already released (you can view them in the official rare pepe directory), the developers behind Rare Pepe Party are attempting to provide a use case for these new trading cards. While some rare pepe cards already have stats on them, the developer who chatted with Crypto Insider says those stats may not mean much when it's time to play the game. While rare pepes are nothing more than fun and games for much of the developed world, they're a matter of survival in Venezuela. "We're based in Venezuela, and our business has been saved by bitcoin many times," said the developer. The developer claims roughly 80 percent of the offices around the area where Rare Pepe Party is being developed have shut down over the past year. The biggest businesses on their street have also dropped as much as 90 percent of their employees.

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South Korea Finds Qualcomm Prevented Samsung From Selling Its Exynos Processors

According to the South Korea Trade Commission (SKTC), Qualcomm prevented Samsung from selling its Exynos processors to various third-party phone manufacturers. "The Commission's report claims that Qualcomm abused its standard-essential patents -- which define technical standards like Wi-Fi and 4G -- to prevent Samsung from selling its modems, integrated processors, and other chips to smartphone makers like LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, and others," reports Digital Trends. "The Commission reportedly threatened to file suit against Samsung, which had agreed to license the patents for an undisclosed sum, if the South Korean electronics maker began competing against it in the mobile market." From the report: That bullying ran afoul of the South Korea Trade Commission's rules, which require that standard-essential patents be licensed on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. "Samsung Electronics has been blocked from selling its modem chips to other smartphone manufacturers due to a license deal it signed with Qualcomm," the commissioners wrote. The report provides legal justification for the $853 million fine the SKTC placed on Qualcomm in December for "anti-competitive practices." Qualcomm intends to appeal. "[We] strongly disagree with the KFTC's announced decision, which Qualcomm believes is inconsistent with the facts and the law, reflects a flawed process, and represents a violation of due process rights owed American companies" under an applicable agreement between the U.S. and South Korea.

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FedEx Will Pay You $5 To Install Flash

FedEx's Office Print department is offering customers $5 to enable Adobe Flash in their browsers. Why would they do such a thing you may ask? It's because they want customers to design posters, signs, manuals, banners and promotional agents using their "web-based config-o-tronic widgets," which requires Adobe Flash. The Register reports: But the web-based config-o-tronic widgets that let you whip and order those masterpieces requires Adobe Flash, the enemy of anyone interested in security and browser stability. And by anyone we mean Google, which with Chrome 56 will only load Flash if users say they want to use it, and Microsoft which will stop supporting Flash in its Edge browser when the Windows 10 Creators Update debuts. Mozilla's Firefox will still run Flash, but not for long. The impact of all that Flash hate is clearly that people are showing up at FedEx Office Print without the putrid plug-in. But seeing as they can't use the service without it, FedEx has to make the offer depicted above or visible online here. That page offers a link to download Flash, which is both a good and a bad idea. The good is that the link goes to the latest version of Flash, which includes years' worth of bug fixes. The bad is that Flash has needed bug fixes for years and a steady drip of newly-detected problems means there's no guarantee the software's woes have ended. Scoring yourself a $5 discount could therefore cost you plenty in future.

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Judge: eBay Can't Be Sued Over Seller Accused of Patent Infringement

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: It's game over for an Alabama man who claims his patent on "Carpenter Bee Traps" is being infringed by competing products on eBay. Robert Blazer filed his lawsuit in 2015, saying that his U.S. Patent No. 8,375,624 was being infringed by a variety of products being sold on eBay. Blazer believed the online sales platform should have to pay him damages for infringing his patent. A patent can be infringed when someone sells or "offers to sell" a patented invention. At first, Blazer went through eBay's official channels for reporting infringement, filing a "Notice of Claimed Infringement," or NOCI. At that point, his patent hadn't even been issued yet and was still a pending application, so eBay told him to get back in touch if his patent was granted. On February 19, 2013, Blazer got his patent and ultimately sent multiple NOCI forms to eBay. However, eBay wouldn't take down any items, in keeping with its policy of responding to court orders of infringement and not mere allegations of infringement. In 2015, Blazer sued, saying that eBay had directly infringed his patent and also "induced" others to infringe. That lawsuit can't move forward, following an opinion (PDF) published this week by U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre. The judge found that eBay lacked any knowledge of actual infringement and rejected Blazer's argument that eBay was "willfully blind" to infringement of Blazer's patent. The opinion was first reported yesterday by The Recorder (registration required).

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How Noisy Is Your Neighborhood? Now There's A Map For That

An anonymous reader share an NPR article: There's no denying it: Los Angeles isn't exactly gentle on the ears. That's one lesson, at least, from a comprehensive noise map created by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. On the interactive U.S. map the agency released this week, which depicts data on noise produced primarily by airports and interstate highways, few spots glare with such deep and angry color as the City of Angels. Blame the area's handful of major airports and its legendary snarls of traffic -- ranked this year as the worst in the nation.

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AMC Plans Ad-Free Streaming Service

An anonymous reader shares a Fortune report: AMC Networks, whose shows include The Walking Dead, is planning to launch a commercial-free online video streaming service aimed at millennial TV subscribers, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week. Unlike standalone streaming options from Time Warner's HBO and from CBS, AMC's would be exclusively available to consumers who subscribe to a cable TV package. AMC is doing this, the sources said, as a way to support the traditional cable television industry at a time when many younger consumers are increasingly cutting the cord. AMC is discussing featuring digital-only spinoff shows of its existing programs like The Walking Dead and is considering pricing between $4.99 to $6.99 a month, according to the sources, who cautioned final details are still being worked out.

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Uber Manager Told Female Engineer That 'Sexism is Systemic in Tech'

Sam Levin, writing for The Guardian: Uber is facing yet another discrimination scandal after a manager who was recruiting a female engineer defended the company by saying "sexism is systemic in tech." On 14 March, an engineering manager at Uber tried to recruit Kamilah Taylor, a senior software engineer at another Silicon Valley company, for a developer position at the San Francisco ride-hailing startup, which is struggling to recover from a major sexual harassment controversy. Taylor, who provided copies of her LinkedIn messages with the Guardian, responded by saying: "In light of Uber's questionable business practices and sexism, I have no interest in joining." Taylor was stunned by the reply she received from Uber. The manager, who is a woman, wrote: "I understand your concern. I just want to say that sexism is systemic in tech and other industries. I've met some of the most inspiring people here."

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T-Mobile Kicks Off Industry Robocall War With Network-Level Blocking and ID Tools

T-Mobile is among the first U.S. telecom companies to announce plans to thwart pesky robocallers. From a report on VentureBeat: The move represents part of an industry-wide Robocall Strike Force set up by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year to combat the 2 billion-plus automated calls U.S. consumers deal with each month. Other key members of the group include Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Verizon. T-Mobile's announcement comes 24 hours after the FCC voted to approve a new rule that would allow telecom companies to block robocallers who use fake caller ID numbers to conceal their true location and identity. From a report on WashingtonPost: The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed new rules (PDF) that would allow phone companies to target and block robo-calls coming from what appear to be illegitimate or unassigned phone numbers. The rules could help cut down on the roughly 2.4 billion automated calls that go out each month -- many of them fraudulent, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. "Robo-calls are the No. 1 consumer complaint to the FCC from members of the American public," he said, vowing to halt people who, in some cases, pretend to be tax officials demanding payments from consumers, or, in other cases, ask leading questions that prompt consumers to give up personal information as part of an identity theft scam.

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The Days of Google Talk Are Over

The days of Google Talk are quickly coming to an end. An anonymous reader shares a TechCrunch report: As the company announced today, the messaging service that allowed Gmail users to talk to each other since it launched in 2005, will now be completely retired. Even while Google pushed Hangouts as its consumer messaging service (before Allo, Duo, Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet) over the last few years, it still allowed die-hard Gtalk users (and there are plenty of them) to stick to their preferred chat app. Over the next few days, these users will get an "invite" to move to Hangouts. After June 26, that switch will be mandatory.

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Samsung's Calls For Industry To Embrace Its Battery Check Process as a New Standard Have Been Ignored

Months after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, the topic remains too hot for the rest of the wireless industry to handle. From a report on CNET: With Samsung's Galaxy S8 to launch next week, a renewed discussion of the Note 7, which had an unhealthy tendency to catch fire and which had to be recalled, is inevitable. Samsung opened that door in January when it embarked on a mea culpa tour. Beyond spelling out the cause of the overheating problem in its popular phone, the company unveiled an eight-point battery check system it said surpassed industry practices, and it invited rivals to follow its model. But two months after the introduction, what's the industry response? A collective shrug. Interviews with phone makers and carriers found that while all placed a high priority on safety, few would talk specifically about Samsung's new battery check process or the idea of adopting it for themselves.

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Blinking Cursor Devours CPU Cycles in Visual Studio Code Editor

An anonymous reader shares a report on The Register: Microsoft describes Visual Studio Code as a source code editor that's "optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications." In fact, VSC turns out to be rather inefficient when it comes to CPU resources. Developer Jo Liss has found that the software, when in focus and idle, uses 13 percent of CPU capacity just to render its blinking cursor. Liss explains that the issue can be reproduced by closing all VSC windows, opening a new window, opening a new tab with an empty untitled file, then checking CPU activity. For other macOS applications that present a blinking cursor, like Chrome or TextEdit, Liss said, the CPU usage isn't nearly as excessive. The issue is a consequence of rendering the cursor every 16.67ms (60 fps) rather than every 500ms.

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Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs
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Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs
Today, in 2017, the treasury secretary said he had no worries about robots putting people out of work. The post Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI's Already Taking Jobs appeared first on WIRED.

How Trump’s Ultimatum Gambit Sank His Health Care Bill
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:14:58 +0000

How Trump’s Ultimatum Gambit Sank His Health Care Bill
The GOP and White House just lost big on health care. And it's Trump's ultimatum that may have cost them the vote. The post How Trump's Ultimatum Gambit Sank His Health Care Bill appeared first on WIRED.

Power Rangers’ Gay Moment Is a Good Step, But a Small One
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:36:13 +0000

Power Rangers’ Gay Moment Is a Good Step, But a Small One
LGBTQ characters are finally starting to come out in tentpole movies. The post Power Rangers' Gay Moment Is a Good Step, But a Small One appeared first on WIRED.

It’s Hard Out Here For a Pigeon
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:00:25 +0000

It’s Hard Out Here For a Pigeon
In this week's Gadget Lab podcast, we talk to the director of the final episode of Planet Earth II. The post It's Hard Out Here For a Pigeon appeared first on WIRED.

Rock Band VR Shreds the Rhythm-Game Paradigm
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:35:48 +0000

Rock Band VR Shreds the Rhythm-Game Paradigm
A decade after the genre's peak, virtual reality turns out to be the perfect medium for indulging the rock-god fantasy. The post Rock Band VR Shreds the Rhythm-Game Paradigm appeared first on WIRED.

How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels?
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:21 +0000

How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels?
The FDA is issuing a new warning on anesthesia for infants, and it poses a difficult question for doctors. What's more dangerous: pain or pain treatment? The post How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels? appeared first on WIRED.

National Noise Map Charts Americans’ Aural Misery
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:30:20 +0000

National Noise Map Charts Americans’ Aural Misery
Work from government cartograph-ears puts transportation-related noise in perspective. The post National Noise Map Charts Americans' Aural Misery appeared first on WIRED.

Enough With the Unoriginal Sci-Fi. Looking at You, Life
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:42 +0000

Enough With the Unoriginal Sci-Fi. Looking at You, Life
Even if you haven't seen this movie, you've seen this movie. The post Enough With the Unoriginal Sci-Fi. Looking at You, Life appeared first on WIRED.

The Clever Lindlund Ruler Measures the Digital and Physical Worlds
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:42 +0000

The Clever Lindlund Ruler Measures the Digital and Physical Worlds
The Lindlund ruler closes the gap between analog and digital design. The post The Clever Lindlund Ruler Measures the Digital and Physical Worlds appeared first on WIRED.

Rogue One’s Director Reveals the Secrets of That Crazy Vader Scene
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:31 +0000

Rogue One’s Director Reveals the Secrets of That Crazy Vader Scene
According to Gareth Edwards, the scene almost didn't happen. Here's how he pulled it off. The post Rogue One’s Director Reveals the Secrets of That Crazy Vader Scene appeared first on WIRED.


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Amanda Seyfried Gives Birth to First Child With Thomas Sadoski
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:06:00 GMT

Thomas Sadoski, Amanda SeyfriedCongratulations to newlyweds Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski...they're new parents now, too! A rep for the actress confirms the couple welcomed their first child together. The...

The Bachelor's Nick Viall Returns to His Hometown With Vanessa Grimaldi for Date Night
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:00:00 GMT

Nick Viall, Vanessa Grimaldi Camera crews may be gone, but hometown dates are still going strong. As Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi kicked off a brand-new weekend, The Bachelor couple headed to the BMO Harris...

Chris Evans Talks Fatherhood, Says He "Wants to Be a Daddy Someday"
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:59:00 GMT

Grace McKenna, Chris Evans, GiftedWatching Chris Evans in his new movie Gifted, one can't help to think of what he'll be like when he has his own kids. In the Fox Searchlight film, the Captain America star plays a...

Watching Ed Sheeran Share a Passionate Kiss With Greg Davies Is the Comic Relief You Need
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:15:00 GMT

Ed Sheeran, Greg DaviesEd Sheeran is ready to give some love on Red Nose Day. As the "Thinking Out Loud" singer appeared at the O2 Arena Friday night for a Comic Relief performance, fans were treated to...

Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford & More Celebs Who Never Seem to Age: Watch!
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:38:48 GMT

Jennifer AnistonWhat's the secret to looking flawless at any age? You might have to ask Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford for that answer because these women are so incredibly...

Trey Songz Just Threw Himself into the Middle of the Nicki Minaj and Rema Ma Feud
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:32:49 GMT

Nicki Minaj, Trey SongzAs a general rule, it's probably best not to mess with Nicki Minaj. In case you missed it, the "Super Bass" rapper has been super blunt about her ongoing feud with Remy Ma. ...

Dancing With the Stars' Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Are Expecting Baby No. 2
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:41:00 GMT

Gleb Savchenko, Elena SamodanovaGleb Savchenko is taking another quickstep into fatherhood. The Dancing With the Stars ballroom pro and his wife, fellow dancer Elena Samodanova, are expecting their second child...

The Love Actually Reunion Debuts With Hugh Grant's Dance Moves, Kate Moss and One Shocking Marriage
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:38:23 GMT

 Andrew Lincoln, Love Actually One of the most anticipated Hollywood reunions is actually here. After much anticipation and a few irresistible teases, fans in the U.K. were finally able to watch the cast of Love...

Shakira and Prince Royce Heat Things Up in "Deja Vu" Music Video
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:22:05 GMT

Shakira, Prince RoyceWe can't look away from these two! Prince Royce just released his music video for "Deja Vu" with the one and only Shakira. The 40-year-old singer plays a dancer,...

Here's a Pastel Makeup Look You Can Wear to Brunch & Beyond
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:19:58 GMT

ESC: Olivia CulpoYou might have noticed that celebs like Olivia Culpo are trading in their smoky eye makeup for a lighter, flirtier pastel palette. In theory, pastel anything sounds like an idea best left...

Remember Sophia Grace and Rosie? Find Out What the Duo Is Obsessed With 6 Years After Their TV Debut
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:41:00 GMT

Sophia Grace Brownlee, Rosie Grace McClelland, Kids Choice Awards 2014If you've been missing Sophia Grace and Rosie, trust us: You are not alone! Fans of the Internet stars may be wondering where their favorite duo has been. Lucky for us, we have an...

Mindy Kaling and Senator Cory Booker Just Set up a Date Over Twitter and It Was Adorable
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:17:00 GMT

Cory Booker, Mindy KalingMindy Kaling's character on The Mindy Show Mindy Lahiri called out New Jersey Senator Cory Booker during a recent episode, and while stuff like that typically gets ignored by politicians, it...

Miranda Lambert and Anderson East Still Going Strong After 1 Year: "Friends and Family Have Never Seen Her This Happy"
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:16:00 GMT

Anderson East, Miranda Lambert, 2016 CMA AwardsMiranda Lambert's loved ones have never seen her as happy as she is today, with boyfriend Anderson East, E! News has learned. The 33-year-old country star and 28-year-old soul...

Comparing Prince William's and Prince George's Early Educations
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:43:11 GMT

Prince George, Prince WilliamWhile some things change, others stay the same. When Prince William went to his first day of nursery school, more than 100 reporters stood at the schoolhouse gates to watch Princess Diana...

Fuller House Star Jodie Sweetin Ends Engagement to Justin Hodak
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:28:00 GMT

Jodie Sweetin, Justin HodakJodie Sweetin and Justin Hodak have called off their year-long engagement. Sweetin's rep tells E! News, "We can confirm that actress Jodie Sweetin and her fianc Justin Hodak...

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Disagreed Over Showing Her "Big Boobs" in CHiPs
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:59:00 GMT

Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Film Independent Spirit AwardsWith their sharp senses of humor and collaborative banter, Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard make the perfect team in real life and onscreen but there is one thing they did disagree on when he...

Christina El Moussa Is Dating Hunky Hockey Player Nate Thompson
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:41:00 GMT

Christina El Moussa, Nate ThompsonWe thought Christina El Moussa was on a date Wednesday night when she was spotted with a mystery man at the Anaheim Ducks hockey game, but it turns out her focus was actually on someone inside the...

NBA Star J.R. Smith's Baby Daughter Dakota's Breathing Tube Removed
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:36:00 GMT

J.R. SmithJ.R. Smith and his wife Jewel Harris' miracle baby Dakota reached an enormous milestone: her breathing tube has been removed. Jewel gave birth to Dakota, also known as "Kota...

What Do Yolanda Hadid, Cher and Anjelica Houston All Have in Common? Lifetime TV Projects
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:20:00 GMT

Cher, Yolanda Hadid, Anjelica HoustonUPDATE: This just turned into a case of "What did they have in common?" Cher has pulled out of Flint, unable to participate due to family issues. She issued the following...

Over in a TV Minute: Talk Shows You Forgot Ever Happened
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:16:47 GMT

Bethenny Frankel, Andy Cohen, The Bethenny ShowIt's hard to make it in television--it's even harder to last. Such was the case for a dozen stars who tried their hand at hosting their own talk shows, but ultimately did not...


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Speaker: Obamacare to stay "for the foreseeable future"
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:50:00 -0400

The vote on the GOP replacement health care bill planned for Friday afternoon was scuttled minutes before it was to be held

Trump blames Democrats for House GOP pulling health care bill
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:00:08 -0400

The vote on the American Health Care Act was originally scheduled Thursday but then pushed to Friday after an ultimatum from Mr. Trump

Stone, Page offer to speak to House Intelligence committee
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:56:31 -0400

Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced Friday morning that Paul Manafort would speak to the committee as well, regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 election

New "Sesame Street" Muppet Julia brings viewers to tears
published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:22:02 -0400

Tears were flowing all around as "Sesame Street’s" newest Muppet, the show’s first character with autism, debuted on 60 Minutes

U.S. investigating reports that Mosul airstrike killed more than 100 civilians
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:33:21 -0400

70 times Trump tweeted about repealing and replacing Obamacare
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:31:14 -0400

Newly-released audio details Harrison Ford's near-miss at airport
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:46:56 -0400

London attack
published: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:00:51 -0400

Photos of the London attack near Parliament

Officer convicted in shooting death of boy, 6
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:44:13 -0400

Ex-Penn State president convicted of child endangerment
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:59:31 -0400

Teen killed, 6 wounded in St. Louis shooting: police
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:19:39 -0400

Wild 3-pointer at the buzzer gives Florida victory over Wisconsin
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:09:06 -0400

Pet owner explains why he shot, buried his own dog
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:44:50 -0400

Spectacular spring flowers
published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:04:42 -0400

Enjoy the gorgeous explosions of blooming flowers across the country as spring 2017 arrives.

Teenage blogger granted asylum in U.S.
published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:34:54 -0400

Cops: Racist stabbing suspect said killing "was practice"
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:01:53 -0400

London attacker's unusual background raises questions for investigators
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:25:13 -0400

Black lawmakers ask FBI to help find missing black girls
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:25:35 -0400

FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists
published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:49:14 -0400

These are 29 people charged by the United States with crimes that make the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list

Republican lawmaker leaves party after criticizing Trump
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:02:44 -0400

Cops: Walmart rampage suspect agitated after failed battery return
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:21:06 -0400

Naked group stages disruption by notorious Nazi camp gate
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:02:45 -0400

Woman says she found "teeth" in tacos, but there's an explanation
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:41:32 -0400

Paralyzed rescue dogs get wheels
published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:18:13 -0400

One Los Angeles shelter is helping dogs get back on their paws, and pay it forward

After restoration, World War II vet reunites with "his" torpedo boat
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:23:12 -0400

Assisted-living worker accused of filming residents having sex
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:11:34 -0400

Trump voter's husband faces deportation
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:59:15 -0400

Man pleads guilty in "pizzagate" shooting in D.C.
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:44:50 -0400

“Solar-powered skin” could open new doors for prosthetics
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:29:37 -0400

Gulp! Water increasingly unaffordable for many Americans
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:40:21 -0400

Police: NYC man killed grandma, left her body on street
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:40:36 -0400

Cops: Jammed gun may have saved lives at fraternity
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:44:11 -0400

Ancient rock carvings offer tantalizing glimpse of Egypt’s Stone Age
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:36:29 -0400

Emma Thompson says Trump once asked her out
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:43:58 -0400

Most popular dog breeds in U.S.
published: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:47:40 -0400

For a 26th straight year, Labrador retrievers are the most popular breed, but competition is stiff in the top 10

Double-amputee vet graduates police academy in remarkable accomplishment
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:40:39 -0400

Making it through police training is a big achievement for anyone, but for one recruit, the accomplishment borders on the miraculous

Anderson Cooper investigates first ISIS-claimed attack in U.S.
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:09:49 -0400

"60 Minutes" investigation into terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, shows how hard it is to stop such attacks -- even when a terrorist is identified

The difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:55:26 -0400

It's a common misconception that a person's gender identity and sexual orientation are connected, but they are not

The gender identity terms you need to know
published: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:24:22 -0400

Man, woman, and transgender are just the beginning

House intelligence committee goes to war with itself over Russia investigation
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:22:54 -0400

Republican chairman, ranking Democrat spar in press conferences amid news that Manafort will testify before the committee

Ex-lawmaker joins growing list of Kremlin critics who end up dead
published: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:59:09 -0400

Ukraine’s president blames Moscow for the killing of Denis Voronenkov, a key witness in a treason case against Ukraine’s pro-Russia former president