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08/20/2019

Confidence in college plummets, 4-in-10 see ‘negative impact’ on nation As many freshmen flock to colleges across the country, new surveys show that Americans are losing confidence in higher education and a growing number see it having a negative impact on the nation....
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Jaguar takes on Big Dictionary The maker of the I-Pace electric vehicle said it has petitioned the Oxford English Dictionary to update its definition of "car" to include powertrains other than an internal combustion engine....
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Russia's Yandex looks at tenfold increase in AV fleet to speed up testing Research published by HSBC said that Yandex's autonomous driving software put it on par with global leaders in the space and that it was catching up with Google's Waymo....
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Former GM Europe boss Forster proposed as chair of Hella's shareholder committee Carl-Peter Forster, 65, is an industry veteran who began his career with BMW, where he rose to head of manufacturing, and has led Opel, GM Europe and Tata Motors....
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Barra, Hackett: Shareholder value, profits are no longer everything In a major policy shift, the CEOs of GM and Ford are joining other leaders of America’s biggest companies in chipping away at the long-held practice, fortified in the 1980s, that corporate decisions should only pivot around what is ideal for sharehol...
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Ford, Lincoln ready new midsize EV crossovers Ford Motor Co. plans to assemble two midsize battery-electric crossovers under the Ford and Lincoln brands at a plant near Detroit for the 2023 model year, according to three sources. The new vehicles shed further light into the company's plans to ad...
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Twitter announces complete advertising ban on state-run media outlets Twitter earlier today announced it’s banned more than 900 accounts purported to be linked to a China-sponsored disinformation campaign against the citizens of Hong Kong, now it’s extending its policies to ban advertising from all state-sponsored news...
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Apple Arcade will reportedly set you back just $5 a month A new report offers more details about Apple’s rather opaque plans for its game subscription service, Arcade. If the details are accurate, an Arcade subscription could be one of the more cost-effective gaming plans out there. According to a report fr...
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The New Nissan Juke Sure Looks... Jukish Last month, we got a shadowy teaser of the upcoming, apparently not-for-the-U.S. Nissan Juke. It looked like a chunky-faced crossover, which was essentially what the original Juke was. Now, with new photos of the car in camouflage wrap, it’s more app...
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What Happened At Pocono, And Why It Needs To Change On Sunday, August 18, yet another bad crash at Pocono Raceway on the very first lap of the IndyCar race involved five cars, caused a lengthy red flag, and saw one driver taken to the hospital to inspect a non-fatal injury. Let’s break down what happe...
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Lincoln Is Coming For Cadillac And It Shouldn't Be A Hard Fight The new Cadillac XT6 doesn’t seem to stand a chance against the new Lincoln Aviator, some United Auto Workers idiots are in trouble for not handing out watches, a dealer owner faces five centuries of jail time, and Trump is blaming everyone but himse...
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$19.8 Million Sale Proves We Should All Go Back In Time And Buy A Warehouse Full Of McLaren F1s There are certain cars whose values have shot up so much that we should all kick ourselves for not having filled warehouses with them decades ago. Air-cooled Porsche 911s and mid-2000s Ford GTs come to mind, though one of the kings of collector-car a...
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Former F1 Driver Scott Speed Breaks Back In Rallycross Jump Scott Speed, who broke his back while landing a jump in a Nitro World Games rallycross heat race over the weekend but still finished the heat before getting out of the car, said on Instagram Sunday that he’s going the non-surgical route for his broke...
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The 2019 Jaguar F-Type V6 May Be Old But It Still Rips The 2019 Jaguar F-Type pretty much looks like the 2013 Jaguar F-Type; it’s old news. Then again, so are Converse sneakers and Coca-Cola. The F-Type is not the freshest or most technologically impressive modern car but I’ll be damned it doesn’t hit th...
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Finnish Economist Delivers Economic Outlook Report In The Most Finnish Way Possible: From Inside A Rally Car The Finnish bank S-Bank, like many banks, employs economists to evaluate the current economic situation and try their best to extrapolate what may be coming next. They do this three times a year, when they release their Economic Outlook. Normally, th...
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How To Detail A Car That Hasn't Been Washed In 37 Years As you probably already know, I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to keeping my car clean. The way I see it is that it just cuts down on the amount of work I’d have to do later if I never cleaned it at all. But what about a car that hasn’t been cleaned...
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Reminder: You Can Still Get Awesome Deals On A Kia Stinger The Kia Stinger is probably the coolest car to come from the Korean brand. Rear- or all-wheel drive, sharp looks and driving dynamics on par with much more expensive German stuff make it a compelling proposition. Even better is the fact that Kia cont...
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C8 Corvette Designer Director: 'Design It For A 10-Year-Old Kid' The Chevrolet Corvette, over its many decades, has garnered a reputation for its appeal to older men—an unfortunate stereotype for a vehicle that was pretty freakin’ sweet even before its eighth generation came around, and for the team that needs to ...
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Here's What The 2021 Formula One Rule Changes Will Look Like The Powers That Be at Formula One have come together to decide how, exactly, they can make the world’s most elite racing series actually more enjoyable to watch. We’ve talked a little bit about this announcement before, but now we’re getting a glimps...
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How China Built Some Of The World’s Most Versatile Vehicles Around A $150 Engine Back in 2015, I visited China and found myself enamored by a vehicle so simple that it didn’t even have a hood to cover its single-cylinder diesel engine. That basic motor, which can be cranked by hand, is a part of what I later found to be one of th...
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Here Are The Cheapest Cars And Bikes Sold At The 2019 Pebble Beach Auctions Oh, hello there. Did you go to Monterey Car Week this year? Did you have an opulent time? Did you drink opulent shooters, listen to opulent music? No? Good, because the list of cheapest cars sold at the 2019 Pebble Beach auctions is here. It will mak...
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Should The Porsche-Designed Type 64 Racer Be Considered Nazi Memorabilia? Yesterday, there was a massive and pleasingly idiotic screwup by RM Sotheby’s during the auction of a very rare 1939 Volkswagen-based Type 64 race car designed by Ferdinand Porsche. This car was controversial long before the auction, both regarding i...
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Ole says Pogba and Rashford must decide penalty-taker on the pitch "Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he will not change his penalty strategy after Paul Pogba’s saved spot-kick led to Wolves earning a draw on Monday night."...
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Pogba and Man Utd pay the penalty as spot-kick debate steals the spotlight "One saved penalty ensured the spotlight was on Manchester United’s character, rather than the quality in their attack, following their 1-1 draw at Wolves, writes Michael Hincks."...
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Is Parallels Still the Best Way to Run Windows on a Mac in 2019? A new version of Windows virtualization tool Parallels is out, bringing with it support for upcoming macOS Catalina features, amongst other improvements. Is it still the best way to run the Windows OS on an Apple computer? We’ve been taking the lates...
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Plague-Infected Prairie Dogs Force Areas Near Denver to Be Closed to Public Plague-infected fleas affecting prairie dog colonies have forced closures in parts of Colorado, including wildlife areas and a suburb of Denver, as authorities say the fleas could spread the disease to pets and people.Read more......
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23 Texas Government Agencies Knocked Offline in 'Coordinated Ransomeware Attack' On Friday morning of last week, nearly two dozen state agencies across Texas reported having major computer issues. The state now believes that a single hacker is behind this crippling attack. Read more......
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Little Known She-Ra Spinoff He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Is Being Rebooted by Netflix Just so we’re all on the same page regarding the important information, there are currently no plans for Netflix’s excellent She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to somehow incorporate He-Man’s prince Adam into its story. But that’s not to say that He-...
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Hurricanes and Climate Change Might Make Spiders More Aggressive Hurricanes could make spider colonies more aggressive over time, according to a new paper. Let’s add “avoiding extra-evil spider colonies” to our list of reasons to fight climate change, please and thanks.Read more......
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So What Did Amazon Do to Piss Off Disney This Time? Disney just announced plans to roll out its new streaming service in November. Executives announced that Disney+ will be available on platforms and devices made by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Roku. Missing from that list is Amazon, with whom ...
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MDMA-Assisted Therapy Shows Promise as Treatment for Alcohol Addiction Supplementing psychotherapy with small doses of MDMA could be an effective strategy to prevent relapses of alcohol addiction in patients, an ongoing small clinical trial suggests. The research is yet another example of how scientists and doctors are ...
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Apple's Borked iOS Update Leads to New Jailbreak and Vulnerable iPhones If you updated to iOS 12.4, you might want to think twice about the apps you download. Apple has unpatched a vulnerability with the latest update, and hackers have already used the opportunity to release the first jailbreak for up-to-date iPhones in ...
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Big Oil Is Scared Here is a simple truth: The world cannot build more fossil fuel infrastructure and have a habitable climate. Science bears this out, and a growing number of people around the world are putting their bodies on the line in the service of said science a...
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Here's How Easy It Can Be To Steal A Car With Keyless Entry It’s no secret that keyless entry systems don’t fully protect you against car theft. That hasn’t prevented automakers from building such cars—or consumers from buying them—but this video showing how easy it is to steal several different keyless cars ...
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Save Big on a Ton of Aukey Gear During Their Back-to-School Sale Save big on a boatload of Aukey gear during the company’s back-to-school sale. Everything from keyboards starting at $18, power banks, USB-C hubs, and GaN chargers are discounted. Just a heads up, you’ll only see the deal price if you add the promo c...
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Ring Barred Cops From Using 'Surveillance' to Describe Its Products Amazon’s home security company Ring quietly removed the term “surveillance” from a statement law enforcement officials provided to local news outlets, according to public records obtained by Gizmodo.Read more......
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YouTuber Found SD Card Showing Man's Final Moments Before Drowning Before a travel YouTuber named Rich Aloha went scuba diving at a waterfall in Tennessee he filmed himself saying he planned on doing “treasure hunting” in the water, and he expected to possibly find a drone, iPhone, or GoPro. Instead, he found an SD ...
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Facebook and Twitter: It Sure Looks Like China's Spreading Bullshit About Hong Kong Protesters Social media giants Facebook and Twitter this week disclosed their responses to what they characterized as coordinated disinformation campaigns originating in China—specifically tied to pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong—that they believe may ...
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We Think We Found Nova in These Avengers: Endgame Stills Shockwaves rippled through the online fan community Monday as the directors of Avengers: Endgame revealed possibly the film’s biggest secret yet. Look closely and you may see for yourself.Read more......
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China exploiting holes in US bankruptcy system to acquire national security technology When lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems experienced financial trouble, it did what many struggling companies do to stay afloat and arranged to sell off a stake in the firm. But when Congress raised concerns, the Chinese buyer pulled out, w...
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AI blends with beauty products for personalized skincare, products like smarter toothbrush Thanks to artificial intelligence and augmented reality, you can get more personalized options of skincare, a smarter toothbrush and makeup products.       ...
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Trump had a 'very good meeting' with Apple's Tim Cook about tariffs on iPhones, devices President Donald Trump said Apple CEO Tim Cook “made a very compelling argument” that tariffs on China will make it harder to compete with Samsung.       ...
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Don't make this mistake when charging your phone Experts say it's not good for your devices to be fully charged 24/7, but millions are ruining their phone's battery every night.       ...
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Back-to-school tech: 15 gadgets, online services college students can actually use From smart irons to toothbrush head subscription services, these tech items and monthly services can help young adults transition into adulthood.       ...
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Back to school: Your guide to buying a cheap laptop As long as your student is content with mostly reading and writing, a Google Chromebook should work. College students may need a more versatile PC.       ...
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22 fashion and beauty retailers having incredible end-of-summer sales this week Now is a fantastic time to save big on back-to-school styles, summer clearance items, and beauty products at all your favorite retailers.       ...
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The FCC continues fight against fraud and abuse of Lifeline low-income subsidies The FCC is focusing on fraud reduction in the Lifeline program, which gives a $9.25 monthly discount on landline, cellular or broadband services.       ...
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Rami Malek on 'Mr. Robot,' His Freddie Mercury Accent, and Sneaking Around Town Incognito The acclaimed actor played Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' won an Oscar, and became world-famous practically all at once. In his September 2019 GQ cover profile, he talks about his early mistakes, nailing Mercury's accent, and sneaking around...
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Rami Malek Is GQ's September Cover Star The star of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Mr. Robot” tells the story of his long, sudden rise to Hollywood heavyweight in his cover profile, shot by photographer Ryan McGinley...
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10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas You Can Buy on Amazon (for Cheap!) There are plenty of tasteful bookends, candles, hampers, and more you can get for your dorm room to give it some personality (without looking like something you'd scroll past on Pinterest)....
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U.S. tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France's new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it....
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General Electric fortifies defense against charges of bogus accounting General Electric Co reinforced its defense of its accounting practices on Monday after investors asked more questions about an unusual research report last week that accused the jet engine and power plant maker of financial fraud....
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Wall Street rallies on hopes of global economic stimulus U.S. stocks climbed on Monday as reports of stimulus efforts in China and Germany calmed fears of a severe downturn in the global economy that were stoked last week as bond yields fell....
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New California law tightens rules for police use of force to only when 'necessary' California OKs law to raise standard for police use of deadly force, hoping to deter officer-involved shootings like the one that killed Stephon Clark.        ...
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NYPD union chief: Commissioner 'cringing in fear' by firing officer in Eric Garner death The NYPD officer who placed Eric Garner in a chokehold in the moments before his death on a New York City Street five years ago was fired.        ...
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Trudeau pledges $1.2 billion for new tramway, expanded transit network in Quebec City In addition to the federal contribution, the Quebec government will invest $1.8 billion and the municipal government will contribute $300 million to the project....
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Boris Johnson faces criticism on Brexit ahead of key meetings with French, Germany The prime minister’s office said Monday that the right of EU citizens to work in the U.K. without restrictions would end on Nov. 1 if Britain leaves the bloc without a Brexit deal....
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Guterres pledges UN support to Sudan after military and civilian opposition reach deal on transitional government UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday congratulated the people of Sudan after the military council and civilian opposition alliance agreed earlier in the day on a power-sharing accord....
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Kate Upton blasts Victoria's Secret for not being 'body inclusive' in Andy Cohen interview Upton was previously criticised by Victoria's Secret Fashion Show creative director Sophia Neophitou for being 'too obvious' and 'like a Page 3 girl'...
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Salvador Court Acquits Woman Charged With Homicide After Stillbirth The decision was hailed as a victory by women’s rights groups, who say a strict abortion ban has led to overzealous prosecution of low-income women who lose their babies....
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Notre-Dame Construction Resumes in Paris, but Worries About Lead Remain Officials had shut down the work site over concerns about lead contamination. While stricter decontamination measures are now in place, concerns over safety persist....
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Palestinian Authority Bans Activities by Gay Rights Group The Palestinian group, Al Qaws, vowed to continue its work. A police spokesman said its activities violated the “ideals and values of Palestinian society.”...
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After canceling one upgrade, Minecraft gets another—and it’s Nvidia RTX exclusive This gallery mostly consists of comparison shots, with Nvidia's RTX ray tracing system enabled or disabled. Click back and forth to see the difference. This one has RTX enabled. On Monday, Mojang and Nvidia ki...
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Mapmaker: The Gerrymandering game that puts the fun in undermining democracy Behold, the gerrymandering board game you didn't realize you wanted: Mapmaker [credit: Nathan Mattise ] AUSTIN, Texas—Josh Lafair hasn't eve...
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Why one PC developer turned down the security of Epic’s exclusivity offer Enlarge / Artist's conception of DARQ's developers sadly walking away from Epic Games Store exclusivity. If you've been following the PC gaming space in recent months, you know Epic has been throwing a lot of money around to secure exclusives big ...
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Insomniac Games acquired by Sony, calls out “a special relationship” Enlarge / One of these PlayStation controller icons is not like the other. Insomniac Games' logo, third from the left, is now an official part of the Sony Interactive Entertainment family. (credit: Sony / Sam Machkovech) Insomniac Games, one of Pla...
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Google Stadia exclusives push potential players to data centers Enlarge / Artist's rendering of players that aren't interested in game streaming reacting to news that Orcs Must Die 3 is a Stadia exclusive. (credit: Robot Entertainment) Excited to get back to the silly tower-defense action of Orcs Must Die with ...
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Review: Fight scenes are the only bright spot in grim, joyless Wu Assassins Iko Uwais stars as Kai Jin, a Chinese-Indonesian chef in San Francisco's Chinatown who is granted a mystical power in the new Netflix series Wu Assassins. A humble chef is granted mystical powers to hunt down five powerful warlords in Wu Assassins,...
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|BonangMathebasettoreturntoSABC1in2020innewTVproject TV personality Bonang Matheba will be returning to the South African public broadcaster with a new TV project in development set to air sometime in 2020 on SABC1....
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Stuntman breaks world record for fastest speed on motorcycle...while doing a headstand This motorcyclist is certainly getting a-HEAD of the competition by breaking the world record for fastest speed on a motorcycle while doing a headstand!        ...
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Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change Iceland honors the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.        ...
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Waiter shot dead by customer who waited too long for sandwich in France, witnesses say The unidentified customer shot the waiter in the shoulder with a handgun. The restaurant is in the Paris suburb of Noisy-le-Grand.        ...
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The Latest: Trump speaks with India’s Modi about Pakistan President Donald Trump has spoken with India’s prime minister about the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan amid growing tensions in the region...
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General accused of war abuses named Sri Lanka’s army chief Sri Lanka’s president on Monday appointed a general accused of grave human rights abuses in the final stages of its long civil war as the country’s new army chief, a move a top UN human rights official said is likely to impact its peacekeeping missio...
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Citing Princess Diana’s death, Elton John criticizes British media outlets over their coverage of Meghan and Harry The singer wrote on Twitter that he was “deeply distressed” by “distorted and malicious” coverage of the royal couple’s recent trip with baby Archie to France....
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ISIS is far from defeated. Here’s what you need to know about its affiliate in Afghanistan. An estimated 2,500 to 4,000 fighters belong to the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan, which claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 63 and wounded nearly 200 people at a wedding in Kabul over the weekend....
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China is investing in Europe — but there are strings attached A feud between Beijing and the mayor of Prague offers an especially raw example of how China is trying to flex its muscles in Europe — with little tolerance for objections....
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'The Hunt' director defends controversial film Trump seemed to slam Despite "marketing mistakes" with "The Hunt," producer Jason Blum still wants to release controversial film that Donald Trump appeared to criticize.        ...
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Adam Brody is no longer worrying about comparisons to 'The O.C.’: 'I'm past that' Expect 'Ready or Not' star Adam Brody to be getting more political. “I will be getting more political not because I want to, but because we have to."        ...
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What it's like to see a blinking, breathing 'Jurassic World' dinosaur up close Ahead of the traveling stage show "Jurassic World Live Tour," we met with the lifelike dinosaurs at Dino Headquarters. We thought we might get eaten.        ...
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'The Politician' has a very dark take on high school politics For those who think the 2020 campaign could do with some more witty one-liners, Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming satire "The Politician."...
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Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange CGEX to shut down before its first birthday Malta-based CGEX, a cryptocurrency exchange launched by South Korea’s Coinone in October last year, will cease operating in a few weeks. An announcement posted last week specified that the exchange would cease operating on Sept. 18 at 2:50 UTC. Follo...
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Bitcoin traders in Israel fight bank lockouts with petition, lawsuits Israel‘s Bitcoin fans have formally lodged a petition that demands the nation’s banks disclose internal policies for dealing with proceeds of cryptocurrency trading, Globes reports. The move follows a series of lawsuits filed against financial instit...
23:34, 08/19/2019

6 ways to create a website that’s accessible (and why it’s important to do so) Web accessibility is a bigger deal than you might think … Did you know that Beyonce’s website is under fire for its lack of accessibility? Or that Domino’s is fighting the Supreme Court over a website accessibility lawsuit filed by ...
23:34, 08/19/2019

Disney reveals where you can stream its Disney+ service Disney today revealed more about its upcoming streaming service, Disney+. Specifically, we now know which devices the service will be on, and to which countries it’ll be rolling out at launch. Disney revealed the new streaming service would be rollin...
23:34, 08/19/2019

The Moonprentice: Newt Gingrich wants ‘reality show’ contest with Musk and Bezos to colonize Luna A coalition including Michael Jackson’s former publicist, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and an Air Force general want US president Donald Trump to turn the race to colonize the moon into a reality show-esque contest between billionaires. The pr...
23:34, 08/19/2019

Ben Wheatley to direct zombie-pensioner TV satire on divided Britain Kill List and High-Rise director’s drama for Channel 4 will skewer tensions between age groupsAfter setting films in a High-Rise and A Field in England, the director Ben Wheatley is turning his attention to a provincial British town for a new six-par...
23:34, 08/19/2019

Planned Parenthood Faces an Uncertain Road Without Title X Funding—and Patients May Struggle to Get Care Millions of patients may struggle to get the family-planning care they need after Planned Parenthood on Monday decided to leave the federal Title X program, which annually provides $286 million in grants to groups across the country for services incl...
23:34, 08/19/2019

‘Please, Let It Die’: The Creators Of ‘Stranger Things’ Are Preemptively Begging Fans Not To Do A Viral Campaign To Save The Show When It Gets Canceled While passionate fans have been able to resurrect many shows after their cancellations, like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project, and A.P. Bio, the minds behind one show are pleading with their viewers to leave their program alone: The creators of ...
23:34, 08/19/2019

Coming Clean: The French Government Has Admitted That The Eiffel Tower Is Meant To Be A Statue Of An Elephant But It Sucks A shocking truth has just emerged about one of the world’s most iconic landmarks: The French government has admitted that the Eiffel Tower is meant to be a statue of an elephant, but it sucks....
23:34, 08/19/2019

Commerce Department will extend Huawei reprieve, Ross says The move will delay the implementation of a penalty on the Chinese tech giant for another 90 days. The commerce secretary’s comments come one day after President Trump suggested the U.S. would not grant another reprieve....
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Gillibrand on whether Franken should make a comeback: ‘It’s not my decision’ At a Washington Post Live event, the New York Democrat, who is running for president, defended her call for the former Minnesota senator’s resignation in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct....
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologizes ‘for harm that I have caused’ to Native Americans The Massachusetts Democrat, speaking at a Native American forum, seeks to pivot toward policies that she says will improve the lives of native communities....
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The risky game Mike Pompeo is playing with an ‘authoritarian president’ A nuanced portrayal hits at the core question for those who criticized and then served Trump: How much are you willing to sacrifice your principles? Pompeo has been willing to go further than most anyone....
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Stepping out in style well into your 70s | Brief letters Dr Martens | Greta Thunberg | Zombie pensioners | Buying train tickets | The meaning of ‘guy’Dr Martens boots are not just for the young (Dr Martens sales triple in six years, 17 August). My wife, now in her mid-70s, is the proud owner of six pairs i...
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Migrant rescue group criticizes Spain's offer to dock in Mallorca The migrant rescue charity 'Open Arms' has rejected a Spanish government offer for its vessel to dock at a Balearic Island port. It was the second offer the group rejected, citing an "urgent" and "inhumane" situation....
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Foreign students fear Germany's tuition fees damage diversity Increased living costs and non-EU tuition fees are fueling concern among foreign students. They worry that the hiked prices encourage exclusiveness and that Germany will no longer be a sought-after study destination....
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Macron, Putin optimistic on Ukraine, clash on Syria The French and Russian leaders have said the change of power in Ukraine has boosted chances of peace in its east. But they were less in agreement over Syria — and how to deal with protests....
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El Salvador: Rape victim acquitted of killing her baby A 21-year-old Salvadoran woman accused of killing her stillborn child has been cleared of her aggravated homicide conviction in a retrial. The case was closely watched by rights groups....
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Man suffered groin blisters, severe burns after leaving hair removal cream on too long A man in the U.K. has allegedly been in the hospital for weeks and will remain there for several more after he reportedly left hair removal cream on his groin for a few minutes too long, resulting in gruesome blisters and painful burns....
23:00, 08/19/2019

Beer recalled due to ‘risk of explosion’ A Wisconsin brewery recalled one of their beers because it was “at risk for explosion.” The brewery took to social media to announce that anyone with bottles of the beer should either “refrigerate or carefully dispose of them.” Apparently, one of the...
23:00, 08/19/2019

RECESSION A LIB MEDIA CONSPIRACY TO TAKE DOWN TRUMP??? There are many, many reasons to start freaking out at the possibility that we might be heading toward a global recession—a scenario made all the more terrifying by the fact that Donald freaking Trump is the one with his greasy ravioli fingers on Amer...
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Money Is Your Real Enemy It is comforting to think that Donald Trump is a weird, momentary aberration, and that if we just get rid of him, dignity in politics will be restored. This is false. In fact, the main reason the establishment is uncomfortable with Donald Trump is th...
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Trump Mad at 'Unstable Nut Job' Who Is Miraculously Not Him President Donald Trump, like many cliche megalomaniacs, prizes “loyalty” over almost anything else. What happens when someone violates his nebulous concept of that word? He becomes a big squalling baby. Today’s case in point: Anthony Scaramucci, who ...
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The Morning Show Looks Depressing as Hell and I Will Watch Every Minute Today, Apple dropped the trailer for The Morning Show, its new series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon about all the ~draaamaaaaaa~ happening at a Today-like program that airs during the non-evening hours....
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Dems' Latest Idea to Defeat Trump Is Talking About How He's Too Online There are plenty of reasons to vote President Donald Trump out of office the upcoming election: the unrepentant racism, the disastrous foreign policy, the disastrous domestic policy, more unrepentant racism, on and on. But according to an influential...
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Elizabeth Warren Finally Publicly Apologizes for Clueless DNA Test Claiming Native Heritage Since the tone-deaf, blundering decision to produce the results of a DNA test in an effort to prove her Native American ancestry, Elizabeth Warren has avoided directly publicly acknowledging her largest misstep in an otherwise sharp campaign, until t...
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Look at All These Celebrities Fighting Climate Change With Private Jets! At the end of July, a fleet of private jets and luxury “super yachts” descended on Italy for Google Camp, a conference cum party to fight climate change. Guests in attendance—described as the brightest minds of our time—included billionaires and cel...
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Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum, Bum It seems completely and utterly impossible at this particular moment in the history of humankind, but apparently the internet still has good things to offer. Case in point:...
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Kamala Harris Shows Us How the System Works Kamala Harris was in the Hamptons this past weekend raising money from rich people. There, she told people that she was not cool with Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan....
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The Times Square Ads I Have to Stare at Every Single Day, Ranked My new (miserable) party trick when some blissfully ignorant new person asks me “what I do” is to turn the conversation—which could go in any number of directions too dark for after hours—to working in Times Square....
23:00, 08/19/2019

Ben Shapiro Develops Selective Amnesia As Splinter’s resident amateur physician, it’s my unfortunate duty to report that New York Times-dubbed “cool kids philosopher” Ben Shapiro appears to have come down with an acute case of amnesia....
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NYPD Union Incensed That a Cop Is Being Held Accountable for Eric Garner's Death The New York Police Department today fired Daniel Pantaleo, the Staten Island NYPD officer whose chokehold of Eric Garner was deemed responsible for Garner’s death in 2014, following a judge’s recommendation earlier this month. Representatives for th...
23:00, 08/19/2019

The stories in Rion Amilcar Scott's 'The World Doesn’t Require You' stun and challenge Award-winning author Rion Amilcar Scott challenges and rewards readers with a bleak but beautiful new collection of short stories.        ...
23:00, 08/19/2019

There are thousands of tardigrades on the Moon. Now what? Tardigrades, which live on every continent on Earth, are also (maybe) living on the moon, following the crash of a lunar lander carrying thousands of the microscopic water bears....
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Climate change will shrink 'virtually all' economies around the globe by 2100, study warns Plastic pollution found in the world's oceans and the melting permafrost in the Arctic could have startling economic burdens, perhaps as much as $2.5 trillion and $70 trillion, respectively....
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NASA glimpses surface of distant rocky exoplanet Data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has given scientists a first glimpse into conditions on the surface of a rocky exoplanet beyond the solar system....
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Mysterious sea creature spotted on beach draws 'Alien' comparison: 'Fascinating!' A woman taking an evening stroll on a beach in the United Kingdom came across a mysterious pale-blue creature she would later learn was a so-called “buoy barnacle,” an unusual and reportedly rarely-seen crustacean. ...
23:00, 08/19/2019

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth may never get back together after Kaitlynn Carter hookup: report The drama continues: Sources claim that Miley Cyrus wanted to repair her marriage with Liam Hemsworth following their separation, but now that she's flaunted her rebound romance with Kaitlynn Carter, it may never happen....
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Alanis Morissette posts photo of her newborn son breastfeeding, says it's 'not always easy peasy' Days after announcing the birth of her son, singer Alanis Morissette shared a photo of herself breastfeeding online — and admitting it's not always an easy task....
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'The Hunt' director breaks silence, says controversial movie's 'ambition was to poke at both sides' The director of the canceled controversial film “The Hunt” still hopes the political thriller will be released someday and stands by the project that he calls “misunderstood.” ...
23:00, 08/19/2019

Kanye West leads epic praise and worship during ‘Sunday Service’ at California church Kanye West's "Sunday Service" has gone from the mountaintop to the church -- well, a church that meets at James Madison Middle School in North Hollywood....
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Elton John paid for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's private flight to France Despite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's professed commitments to fighting global climate change, the couple doesn't seem to have a ton of interest in lowering their own carbon footprints....
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'Bout Time: Teddy Riley Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Now, you know if Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (which fabulously continues to be vandalized), that music producer, New Jack Swing-originator, and thin-mustachioed crooner Teddy Riley been should have had one....
22:34, 08/19/2019

Bryan Michael Cox Claims Jay-Z Told Jermaine Dupri to Turn Down a Similar NFL Deal Up until last week, one of Black Twitter’s conundrums is deciding whether to choose $500,000 or an apparent lucrative dinner with Jay-Z. Well, Jermaine Dupri may be able to tell us just how beneficial that hypothetical dinner would be....
22:34, 08/19/2019

Police Digitally Alter Mugshot to Implicate Bank Robbery Suspect: 'They’re Increasing the Risk of Mistaken Identity' I know they think we all look alike, but with the assortment of distinct tattoos that adorn Tyrone Lamont Allen’s right cheek, forehead and left eye, it’s pretty damn hard to mistake the 50-year-old for anybody else. Yet, when a string of bank heist...
22:34, 08/19/2019

Illinois State Senator to Trump: Hey, Sorry About the Mock Assassination State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Ill.), has apologized to Trump and all who support him for an incident that happened at a fundraiser. And by incident, I mean that one of Sandoval’s supporters pointed an automatic weapon—which was likely fake—at a perso...
22:34, 08/19/2019

OMG! OK, It's Happening: Rihanna Reportedly Registered New Music With Her Publisher We’ve expressed this sentiment more than once, but it needs to be repeated: Rihanna has successfully executed the best troll in modern music....
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This Is America: Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Had Security Increased After Public Fallout With Trump Please think about what I am about to say: An American mayor was assigned security after a public feud with the president of the United States, because the American mayor needed protection from the sycophants who follow the president....
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Y'all Gon' Make Me Lose My Mind: The #DMXChallenge Is Trending...and It's Not What You Think “There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia, Dawn, LeShaun, Ines and Alicia, Teresa, Monica, Sharron, Nicki, Lisa, Veronica, Karen, Vicky (damn), Cookie, well I met her in a ice cream parlor, Tonya, Diane, Lori and Carla, Marina, Selena, Katrina, Sabr...
22:34, 08/19/2019

Remember That Trump Speech at the Pennsylvania Plant? Workers Had to Attend, Take Paid Time Off or Lose a Day of Pay Turns out that those cheering plant workers behind President Trump at the Pennsylvania petrochemical plant didn’t have many choices when it came to attending the event. In fact, they only had three choices: either attend the event to get paid, use pa...
22:34, 08/19/2019

Leaked Memo Reveals GOP Strategy for Mass Shootings: Minimize White Supremacy, Blame Left In an attempt to control the narrative around mass shootings in the United States, a leaked memo reveals the GOP’s strategy in doing so: Point the finger at the left and minimize the role of white supremacy at all costs....
22:34, 08/19/2019

NYPD Fires Officer Responsible for the Death of Eric Garner Five years after “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for police accountability in light of the unnecessary death of 43-year-old Eric Garner, comes the news that the officer responsible, Daniel Pantaleo, has been fired....
22:34, 08/19/2019

California Governor Signs 'Stephon Clark Law,' One of the Strictest Police Use of Force Laws in the Country In its efforts to deter police shootings and change the culture of its police departments, California has officially adopted one of the strictest laws in the country regarding police use of deadly force....
22:34, 08/19/2019

WHO pulls 'measles free' status for Britain after cases spike British health officials say they'll take "urgent action" to hike vaccination rates after an unusually high number of measles this year has led the World Health Organization to pull its status as a "measles-free" nation....
22:34, 08/19/2019

Eastern Pacific Ocean to give birth to tropical storms this week One tropical feature is forecast to develop and hug the west coast of Mexico, while a second tropical feature may form and eventually pass close to Hawaii in the coming days....
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Balotelli: My mum cried when I told her about Brescia move "Mario Balotelli said it was his late father\u0027s dream to see him play for Brescia after he was presented as a new signing at his hometown club on Monday, adding his mum cried at the news."...
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Juventus coach Sarri has pneumonia "Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri is suffering from pneumonia, the Italian champions said on Monday five days before their opening Serie A match of the season."...
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Coutinho: Big pressure to fill Robben's boots at Bayern "Philippe Coutinho accepts he big task ahead of him after taking Arjen Robben\u0027s No 10 jersey at Bayern Munich upon joining on loan from Barcelona."...
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Elton John defends Prince Harry, Meghan Markle amid private jet controversy The singer came to their defence after they were called hypocritical for accepting jet travel to stay at his home in Nice, France, despite their devotion to eco-causes....
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Factbox: Disney to take on Netflix as streaming war heats up The crowded market for video streaming, currently dominated by Netflix Inc, is expected to heat up further as Walt Disney Co rolls out its Disney+ service on Nov. 12 in the United States, Canada and the Netherlands....
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Oil rises 2% after attack on Saudi field, stimulus expectations Oil prices gained roughly 2% on Monday after a weekend attack on a Saudi oil facility by Yemen's Houthi forces threatened crude supplies and as traders looked for signs that top economies would take measures to counteract a global slowdown....
22:34, 08/19/2019

Plant-based meat alternatives crowd U.S. grocery stores Plant-based meat alternatives have seen booming interest from consumers, prompting a growing number of companies to enter the space in hopes of carving out a spot for their products in the competitive supermarket aisle....
22:34, 08/19/2019

Judge dismisses turnaround guru's racketeering case vs McKinsey A federal judge dismissed claims on Monday by turnaround pioneer Jay Alix that McKinsey & Co violated racketeering laws when the consulting firm expanded into advising bankrupt U.S. companies....
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Who is next in big pharma's merger spree? Consolidation in the U.S. healthcare industry, which has already witnessed a string of multi-billion dollar deals, is expected to remain a major theme for the rest of 2019....
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Wall Street gains on optimism over global economy U.S. stocks climbed on Monday as reports of stimulus efforts in China and Germany calmed fears of a severe downturn in the global economy that were stoked last week as bond yields fell....
22:34, 08/19/2019

Britain's Prince Andrew "Appalled" By Jeffrey Epstein Abuse Claims Britain's Prince Andrew has said he was "appalled" by allegations of sexual abuse surrounding Jeffrey Epstein after a video was released purporting to show him at the home of the convicted paedophile......
22:34, 08/19/2019

Russian Sailor's Message In Bottle Found 50 Years Later In Alaska A man gathering firewood in Alaska discovered a bottle with a handwritten message inside wishing the finder "happy sailing" more than 50 years after it was dropped into the sea by a Russian sailor....
22:34, 08/19/2019

"His Dog Doesn't Like Black People", US Priest's Staff Told Housekeeper The home of a Catholic priest was the last place LaShundra Allen ever would have expected to be denied work because of her skin color, she said. Allen, who is black, arrived with her white co-worker......
22:34, 08/19/2019

"Got $90 Million From Saudi Royals", Admits Ex-Sudan President Omar al-Bashir received $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's corruption trial....
22:34, 08/19/2019

Facebook, Twitter accuse China of running disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters Twitter and Facebook have suspended numerous accounts that are believed to be tied to a state-backed information campaign originating from inside China....
22:34, 08/19/2019

Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Funding Facing a federal rule that restricts referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject government funding for family planning for low-income women....
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Deadline Looms for U.S. Employers to Report Pay for Women, Minorities U.S. companies are preparing to give federal regulators the most detailed information ever collected about how they compensate workers of all genders, races and ethnicities....
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Trump Calls for a Big Fed Rate Cut, Again Criticizes Powell President Trump called for the Fed to sharply cut interest rates and again criticized the central bank’s chairman for a “horrendous lack of vision,” while reiterating his belief that the U.S. economy is strong....
22:00, 08/19/2019

An Economic Warning Sign: RV Sales Are Slipping Multiyear drops in recreational-vehicle shipments to dealers—many from the Elkhart, Ind., region—have preceded the last three downturns. Shipments have fallen about 20% so far this year, after a 4.1% drop last year....
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Domino's Goes It Alone on Delivery The pizza chain that helped popularize delivery is keeping its pies off other services that allow diners to order all manner of cuisines to their doors....
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Move Over, Shareholders: Top CEOs Say Companies Have Obligations to Society The leaders of some of America’s biggest companies are chipping away at the long-held notion that corporate decision-making should revolve around what is best for shareholders....
22:00, 08/19/2019

Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. benched after not running out single Atlanta Braves star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was removed from Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after failing to hustle during a long fly ball....
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Watch: New York Mets' Pete Alonso breaks NL rookie record with 40th home run New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso blasted his 40th home run of the season Sunday to break the National League rookie record for homers in a single season....
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Watch: Cleveland Indians' Mike Clevinger dominates New York Yankees Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger allowed just three hits in a dominant start against the New York Yankees, leading the Tribe to an 8-4 win at Yankee Stadium....
22:00, 08/19/2019

Higher Power, Dunbar Road win Grade I events in weekend horse racing Higher Power upsets in the $1 million Pacific Classic and Dunbar Road continues to roll in the Alabama at Saratoga in highlights of weekend U.S. horse racing....
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Coronet, Earthlight score wins in weekend horse racing at Deauville Coronet and Earthlight scored Group 1 wins in weekend horse racing at Deauville; Enable, Stradivarius, Magical and Crystal Ocean highlight this week's Ebor Meeting at York in England....
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Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence Afghanistan is at a “crucial moment” in its history as it marks 100 years of independence, the head of the UN Mission there said on Monday, following a series of terror attacks in recent days....
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Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert Reconciliation initiatives in central Mali, to bring together local leaders and end ongoing violence, have been welcomed by the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune Tine, who said on Monday that they should be suppo...
22:00, 08/19/2019

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement released on Monday, adding that the military leader had been given th...
22:00, 08/19/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: World Humanitarian Day, Afghan massacre aftermath, Venezuelans in Brazil, Yemen war update, and reconciliation in Mali Our main stories today: Women celebrated on World Humanitarian Day; Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence; Brazil’s ‘exemplary’ response to Venezuelans; UN urges Yemen’s warring parties to down weapons; and UN expert calls for Mali rec...
22:00, 08/19/2019

U.S. military tests ground-based cruise missile A ground-launched cruise missile was successfully fired in a test Sunday, the Pentagon said. The test is the first since the U.S. pulled out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty earlier this month....
22:00, 08/19/2019

Searching for Hints About 2020, All Eyes Turn to a Reshaped Virginia Demographics and redistricting are transforming Virginia, where November legislative elections are being closely watched for signs of where the nation is headed politically....
22:00, 08/19/2019

Democratization of innovation with application networks Integration is one of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing CIOs today. Done right and even the largest and oldest organizations in the world can innovate like nimble startups. Done wrong and organizations will slow down to a permanent and ...
22:00, 08/19/2019

French couple could face jail for taking sand from Italian beach, reports say A French couple’s desire to transport a keepsake from their vacation – a whopping 90 pounds of sand from an Italian beach – may reportedly land them behind bars for six years....
22:00, 08/19/2019

Palestinian Authority bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank, reports say The Palestinian Authority has reportedly banned members of a Palestinian LGBTQ community from holding events in the West Bank, and further threatened to arrest members for activities authorities called “harmful” to the ideals of society....
22:00, 08/19/2019

Islamist terror plots in Europe declining, but schemes getting more 'creative,' analysis says Despite being driven from its former Iraq and Syria strongholds six months ago, ISIS continues to find ways to wreak havoc across the Middle East, remaining an innovative -- if less strategically successful -- terror force....
22:00, 08/19/2019

Palestinian leader fires advisers, wants bonuses returned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he had secretly approved....
22:00, 08/19/2019

Succession pops the digital-media bubble: The A.V. Club reacts Last week, Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy threatened to fire “on the spot” any Barstool employee who sought information on unionizing, which, as our sister site Splinter points out, would be a direct violation of labor law. Coinciding with Por...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Kristen Stewart navigates the deep sea horrors of Underwater in spooky new trailer There’s two types of people in this world: Those who find outer space scarier than the bottom of the ocean and those who find the bottom of the ocean scarier than outer space. The latter camp—and there are more of us than you might think—will find th...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Weekend Box Office: Hobbs & Shaw get beat up by a bunch of eighth-grade Good Boys Will the public ever tire of prepubescent antics intercut with horned-up jokes? According to this past weekend’s box office numbers, don’t count on a lull in interest anytime soon: Universal Pictures’ Good Boys rose to the top of its class with a $21...
21:34, 08/19/2019

YouTuber bridges the generational gamer gap by remaking The Legend of Zelda in Fortnite At the end of last year, Epic Games released Fortnite Creative, a sandbox level creator that injects a bit of Minecraft into the popular battle royale phenomenon that’s given kids, cool adults, and Ellen DeGeneres audience members free reign to flos...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Colleen Green’s album-length cover of Blink-182’s Dude Ranch is a sepia-toned ode to adolescence “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child,” reads Corinthians 1:13, “but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” That’s true for plenty of things, but not, by and large, for Blink-182 fans. Fans ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Sir Anthony Hopkins, actor and Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire, just wants to play piano, pet cats Wealth and power make people do wild stuff. From Bono, that true man of the people, reportedly spending $1,500 on an airplane ticket for his hat to Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio enjoying private, drunken dinosaur skull auctions, there’s no shor...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Thanks, Aquaman: Now Jason Momoa is talking up the Justice League Snyder cut Discussions about the much-publicized-yet-seen-by-almost-nobody “Snyder cut” of Justice League are apparently going to continue far into our future, the neverending rumors about its ostensible quality and cultural value spreading out into an endless ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Ready Or Not, here comes an entertainingly gruesome evisceration of the 1% At first it seems like an unhappy coincidence, the way that Alex Le Domas (Mark O’Brien) bears a slight resemblance to presidential in-law Jared Kushner: pale, with over-coiffed hair, barely concealing an expression of discomfort. (Not quite as strik...
21:34, 08/19/2019

The Amazing Johnathan on magic and mortality New documentary The Amazing Johnathan is an exercise in faith. As a viewer, can you really trust a magician who says he’s dying? And can filmmaker Ben Berman really trust his subject, the titular Amazing Johnathan, if that subject is known for being...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Meet Quasi, a giant statue of a human hand with a fucked-up face stuck on it In the grand annals of public art, creeping people right the fuck out seems to be high on the list of priorities. There’s the famous Ronaldo bust, which transformed the famous soccer player into a sneering imp creature; a Massachusetts statue of a bo...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Relive the glory of SummerSlam ’97 with WWF podcast Hell In A Cellphone There was a time when daytime soap operas were a huge deal. The wedding of General Hospital’s Luke and Laura in 1981 was watched by 30 million viewers and was such a cultural landmark that Elizabeth Taylor guest-starred on the show just to be at the ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Own All Nine Planet of the Apes Movies For $35 On Blu-ray and Digital You don’t need to be a hyper-intelligent simian to know that getting all nine Planet of the Apes films on Blu-ray (including the three most recent ones in 4K) and digital for $35 is a good deal. It’s already backordered at this price though, so don’t...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Kevin Nealon found a bunch of celebrities who weirdly enjoy hiking in this exclusive teaser for Hiking With Kevin You may be part of the strange camp that has found authentic joy in doing things outdoors, but some of us require a little incentive. For instance, we think trudging up a mountain would be way more tolerable with Lisa Kudrow at our side, dishing abou...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Grab some tissues if you're going to watch this trailer for Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars film We wrote that Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars sounded “for all the world like a soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist.” Well, now that movie does exist. It’s also called Western Stars and you can watch a trailer for it right now....
21:34, 08/19/2019

It's the "first of a million tours" in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's season 3 teaser The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s award-devouring Amazon comedy, returns for its third season this winter. Today, Amazon released its first look at the upcoming batch of episodes, which find Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) and Susie (Alex B...
21:34, 08/19/2019

The Age of Media Corporation Mega-Mergers Is Robbing Us of Bolder, Fresher Storytelling Disney isn’t just the first studio to have five pictures cross a billion dollars at the box office in a single year and it isn’t just the biggest film studio right now. It’s the biggest film studio in the history of Hollywood. While investors are lik...
21:34, 08/19/2019

This floating tent offers you a cool new way to die while camping There is a particular genre of internet video dedicated to breathlessly showcasing products so stupid that surely it must be intentional. Perhaps you recall the Pause Pod, a miniature tent that allows you to nap on the floor at work, thereby relievin...
21:34, 08/19/2019

A return to Cross River yields absurdist tales of robot slaves, doomed professors, and other godforsaken misfits In the opening story of Rion Amilcar Scott’s second collection, The World Doesn’t Require You, the literal children of God are having a conversation about prayer. After Jeez bails David out of jail, and after David asks Jeez for money so that he can ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

The pressure is on as Mindhunter uncovers a serial killer's dumping ground The 1970s and ‘80s are sometimes referred to as “the golden age of serial killers,” a period that produced some of the most infamous names the world has ever known: Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Son of Sam. The Hillside Strangler. And part of the reaso...
21:34, 08/19/2019

There’s no Michael Moore-style agitprop in the superb culture-clash doc American Factory In 2008, documentarians Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert filmed the final days of an Ohio GM plant for the Oscar-nominated documentary short “The Last Truck.” Nearly a decade later, they returned to the small town of Moraine—just south of Dayton—to f...
21:34, 08/19/2019

| Messi, Zlatan nominated for FIFA goal of the year Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by FIFA for its Puskas award for goal of the year....
21:34, 08/19/2019

Restaurant patron considers suing New Jersey state senator who called him a 'jerk' for leaving tiny tip A restaurant patron is considering filing a lawsuit against a New Jersey state senator who labeled him a “jerk” on Twitter — and even called him out by name — because the patron left a tiny tip for his waitress....
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3 mass shooting plots stopped around the country in separate incidents, police say Tips from the public aided in the three arrests in Connecticut, Florida and Ohio, which occurred from Thursday and Friday        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Thousands of Florida's iconic palm trees now shriveled up into a crisp. What's the cause? “I don’t think all the palm trees will die, but the issue we see will get a lot worse before it gets better,” said entomologist Brian Bahder.        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Northeast swelters; Southwest bakes: 100 million people will feel the heat this week The country's Northeast is in line for a few sweltering days, but nowhere near as hot or long a stretch as awaits the Southwest, forecasters say.        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Her father was a state senator when he died. Now she's running for his old seat Chris Birch died on Aug. 7, so now his daughter, Tali Birch Kindred, announced her candidacy for the vacant spot.        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Nearly 4 tons of pot seized, hidden in jalapeño pepper shipment Border patrol officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port.        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Florida 'stand your ground' trial begins for deadly dispute over handicapped parking spot The manslaughter trial for Michael Drejka, the man involved in a deadly dispute over a handicapped parking spot in Florida, was set to begin Monday.        ...
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Prairie dogs with the plague keep parts of Colorado wildlife refuge shut down The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is home to eagles, ducks, geese, bison, coyotes and deer, among other species.        ...
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Man went to prison posing as his dead brother. Here's what happens next When he was arrested, Kevin Lee Gray told authorities he was Sammie Lee Gray. The discrepancy was discovered as he was about to be released on parole.        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Newly revealed accusations against Jeffrey Epstein date back 22 years The Associated Press published a report detailing a complaint filed against Epstein at a California police station in 1997 by model Alicia Arden.        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

NYPD fires Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who placed chokehold on Eric Garner The police officer who placed Eric Garner in a chokehold in the moments before his death on a New York City Street five years ago will be fired.        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star 'like Pac-man' For the first time, scientists have detected a black hole devouring a neutron star, according to a report released Monday.        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Medical help ignored, wheelchair requests denied: Detained immigrants file lawsuit One of the plaintiffs, Faour Abdullah Fraihat, lost vision in his left eye while being detained for more than two years.        ...
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Study linking mother's fluoride exposure to lower IQ scores in kids raises questions A study finds that mothers' consumption of fluoride during pregnancy might be associated with lower IQ scores in young children.        ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Black housekeeper not allowed to clean church because priest's dog 'doesn't like black people' Collierville priest Jacek Kowal had said that he opposed the characterization of his actions as racist, but his dog is aggressive toward African Americans.        ...
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Balotelli: I have zero fear of failing Mario Balotelli says his mother cried when he told her he was joining hometown club Brescia and insists he has no fear of failing on his return to to Serie A after an absence of three years       ...
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The Latest: Badgers unsure when Cephus will rejoin team Wisconsin football officials say they don't have any information on when reinstated receiver Quintez Cephus will rejoin the team       ...
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Wisconsin reinstates Cephus after sexual assault acquittal Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus will be able to return to school after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges       ...
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MLB using Atlantic League for research USA TODAY Sport's Gabe Lecques breaks down how the MLB is trying computer generated strike zones in the Atlantic League.       ...
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Dolphins RB Walton gets probation for weapons charge Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton has been sentenced to six months' probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor weapons charge       ...
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With Villanova and USA Basketball, Jay Wright on double-duty 'This is basketball heaven': Villanova's Jay Wright relishing chance to work with USA Basketball at World Cup       ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

'He lost the locker room': Florida high school football coach quits after player protest Taylor County (Florida) players had several issues with Maurice Belser that they voiced in a one-on-one meeting before it boiled over Sunday night.       ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Louisville men's tennis coach bullied and mistreated players, investigation found Louisville's three-month investigation found that Rex Ecarma, the head men's tennis coach, bullied and otherwise mistreated athletes and employees.       ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Wisconsin reinstates ex-WR Quintez Cephus as student; has option to rejoin football team Coach Paul Chryst has said that if Quintez Cephus were readmitted at Wisconsin, he would be welcome to return to the football team.       ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Ohio State names Justin Fields as starting quarterback for season opener against Florida Atlantic Justin Fields will take the first snap of the season for Ohio State after the sophomore was named the starting quarterback ahead of Gunner Hoak.       ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt diagnosed with multiple sclerosis David Blatt, currently the coach of the Greek club Olympiakos, said he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few months ago.       ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Antonio Brown returns to Raiders amid helmet tiff, per reports One day after being called out by Raiders GM Mike Mayock, wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to rejoin the team as he looks for a helmet solution.       ...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig takes page from Little League World Series batter Cleveland Indians star Yasiel Puig took a page from the book of a Little League World Series hitter during the Tribe's Sunday game against the New York Yankees....
21:34, 08/19/2019

Colin Kaepernick sends message to players still kneeling during anthem: 'Stay strong brothers' Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked a firestorm three years ago when he decided to kneel during the national anthem, showed support Sunday to those NFL players who are still employed and still protesting perceived...
21:34, 08/19/2019

Los Angeles Dodgers' Julio Urias suspended 20 games for domestic violence allegation Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias on Saturday was issued a 20-game suspension for an alleged domestic violence incident and is expected to return to the club in September and be eligible to play in the postseason....
21:34, 08/19/2019

Fan who scored Oakland A's contract with viral 96-mph pitch makes professional debut The baseball fan who landed a contract with the Oakland A’s after his 96-MPH pitch at a speed-pitch radar booth at Coors Field went viral brought the heat in his professional debut....
21:34, 08/19/2019

'We Can't Waste a Drop.' India Is Running Out of Water. Water crises are unfolding all across India, a product of population growth, modernization, climate change, mismanagement and the breakdown of traditional systems of distributing resources....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Legal Tussle Prevents $2.5 Billion Gas Pipeline to Mexico From Opening Mexico’s state-owned power utility is seeking nearly $900 million from delays in construction of a $2.5 billion natural-gas pipeline from Texas, preventing the finished project from opening despite energy shortages in some parts of the country....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Argentina's Fernández Moves From Little-Known Politician to Next Likely President The surprisingly strong candidacy of Alberto Fernández is roiling markets amid investor concern about a return to power of the populist Peronist movement in Argentina....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Next Door to Hong Kong, Little Sympathy for the Protesters Shenzhen residents are more culturally linked to Hong Kong than many in China, but conversations with citizens revealed no taste for the kind of anti-government rebellion that has gripped their neighbors since June....
21:00, 08/19/2019

More Russian Nuclear Monitoring Stations Went Silent Days After Blast, Official Says The number of Russian nuclear monitoring stations that have gone silent has doubled to four, an international arms-control official said Monday, heightening concerns among observers that Russia is trying to hide evidence from an explosion at a missil...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Saudi Aramco asks banks to pitch for roles in IPO: sources Saudi Aramco has formally asked major banks to submit proposals for potential roles in its planned initial public offering, two sources said, in what could be the world's biggest IPO....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Fed's Rosengren says cutting rates could worsen next downturn: Bloomberg Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren on Monday signaled no willingness to support further interest rate cuts, saying that U.S. economic conditions are still good and that easing policy could encourage a worrying debt build-up....
21:00, 08/19/2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of August 19, 2019 Indoor cats: bad news. We’re on the leeward side of August, which means severe Netflix drought until the oasis of Labor Day. I certainly won’t recommend Gangs of New York (Tuesday), but if you would, feel free to do so in the comments. I will be alte...
21:00, 08/19/2019

What Should People Know About Driving in Your City? What kind of idiot takes the Inner Loop to the Outer Loop without merging into the HOV lane on red? Why the hell would you take the 101 past Broadway during rush hour without a bumper guard on your parallel parker? But really, what do we need to know...
21:00, 08/19/2019

How to Make Sure Your Passwords Haven't Been Stolen One of the best things about having a solid password is that you don’t have to change it. If it’s strong, unique, and hasn’t been compromised by an attacker, you gain no security benefits by modifying it according to some arbitrary timetable. Just le...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Find Out Which Clothing Brands Run Too Big or Small With This Chart At this point we’re all aware of vanity sizing—where certain brands alter clothing sizes to make us feel “better” about ourselves because we’re wearing a smaller size than usual. But whether you’re a fan or not, you have to admit that it makes buying...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Describe Your Location Anywhere With 'What3Words' If you’re at a house or business, it’s easy enough to communicate where you are: just give an address or a google-able name. But if you’re trying to meet someone at their blanket on the beach, or telling a friend where in the woods you’re lost, that’...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Declutter Your Home With a 'Table Sale' If you’re looking for the decluttering satisfaction of having a yard sale while avoiding the hassle of actually staging one, I have discovered the perfect in-between event: Have your friends over for a table sale....
21:00, 08/19/2019

How to Add the Galaxy Note 10's 'Link to Windows' App to Older Samsung Phones Samsung’s “Link to Windows” feature is a lot like Microsoft’s Your Phone app; It lets you sync your Galaxy Note 10-series phone to your PC via its Quick Settings menu. Once connected, you can access your messaging apps, notifications, photos, and oth...
21:00, 08/19/2019

This Coconut Tres Leches Cake is Vegan and It Is Spectacular Every cook needs a go-to dessert recipe. Even if you insist you’re really more of a cook than a baker, even if you’re put off by scales and stand mixers and specialty flours and expensive silicone mats, I promise that there’s a back-pocket recipe out...
21:00, 08/19/2019

How to Give Feedback People Will Listen To The next time you need to offer feedback or criticism, think about the goal you’re trying to achieve—and then choose the method of feedback that is best suited to that goal....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Keep Your Home Address Private With a Google Alert Removing your home address from “people search” sites is a long, tedious, and sometimes costly process. So once you do it, you want it to stick. Unfortunately, says BoingBoing, this is not a one-and-done process. Even after you get delisted, your nam...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Find Hundreds of Science Experiment Ideas in 'Scientific American' A big part of being a kid is building things, deconstructing things and, in general, discovering how things work—that’s why we buy those starter science experiment kits and toy microscopes to encourage their curiosity. But it’s easy to run out of ide...
21:00, 08/19/2019

How to File a Claim if Your Luggage is Damaged After a Flight Last year, a passenger on an American Airlines flight received $3,500 in compensation after discovering her suitcase was ruined; at baggage claim, she found some of her clothes had been shredded, half of her belongings were missing, and the suitcase...
21:00, 08/19/2019

How to Stop Feeling Like an Impostor, With Psychologist Jessamy Hibberd In this episode of The Upgrade, we’re discussing impostor syndrome, the psychological phenomenon wherein people question their successes and have an internalized fear of being discovered as a fraud....
21:00, 08/19/2019

How to Jailbreak Your iOS 12.4 iPhone or iPad Jailbreaking your iPhone—removing Apple’s restrictions that prevent you from installing any apps on your device that you want or messing with settings Apple otherwise locks down—isn’t for everyone. It can be a risky process to begin with, and doing i...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Don't Let Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant Auto-Dial Companies We’ve talked about how fake business listings can show up on Google Maps despite Google’s regulations, and use the appearance of legitimacy to exploit customers and other business. As it turns out, it’s pretty easy for AI assistants to fall prey to f...
21:00, 08/19/2019

What to Do If Your Pet Is Overweight A roly-poly pup or kitty can be an adorable little chonker, but if your pet is big enough that the vet says it’s time to lose weight, it can be hard to figure out exactly how to put your furry friend on a diet. Here are some tips to follow through on...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Spain invites stranded migrants to disembark in Majorca or Menorca The Spanish government has offered rescue boat 'Open Arms' to dock in one of the Balearic Island ports. The invite comes a day after the charity vessel declined to disembark in Algeciras, citing an emergency on board....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Italy: Populists declare Salvini a 'traitor' as government collapse looms The anti-establishment, populist M5S party has closed ranks ahead of a possible confidence vote in parliament. It stopped short of completely cutting ties with Interior Minister Salvini's far-right League party, however....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Secrets of 'Pan-European Picnic' still shrouded in mystery 30 years later A picnic in a meadow on the Hungarian-Austrian border: That was the plan. But the symbolic event, a show of support for a united Europe, enabled the first exodus from behind the Iron Curtain. Unintentionally — or not?...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Iran warns US over oil tanker Tehran has threatened "grave consequences" if the US renews efforts to detain an oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic row. The vessel was detained in Gibraltar for six weeks but left anchorage on Sunday night....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Gran Canaria wildfire spreads, forces thousands of evacuations A fast-moving forest fire on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria has forced authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The government says it could take days before the blaze is brought under control....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Donald Trump: Hong Kong crackdown would hurt China trade deal The US president has said that he'd "like to see Hong Kong worked out in a very humanitarian fashion." Trump warned that a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown would damage talks on a US-China trade deal....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Trump confirms interest in Greenland purchase US President Donald Trump has confirmed his interest in buying Greenland from Denmark, saying the area was "strategically" interesting. Denmark and Greenland have repeatedly stressed the territory is not for sale....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Is the 2020 Olympics an opportunity for Japan to tackle seafood sustainability? From tuna to sea urchin, Japanese cuisine is all about seafood. But with fish stocks critically endangered, tourists sampling local delicacies may be harming marine life more than they realize....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Tourism expert: 'Many say they want to travel sustainably — but then they don't' People are now aware of climate change. But almost no one wants to do without a holiday flight or cruise. A CO2 tax could change that, says tourism expert Wolfgang Günther....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Germany hopes to mine lithium, the white gold of e-mobility A small community in the German state of Saxony may soon see the revival of its centuries-old mining tradition. But this time around, the focus is no longer on tin or tungsten but on lithium, as Hardy Graupner reports....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir corruption trial gets underway Sudan's deposed president arrived amid heavy security at the courthouse in Khartoum where he is facing charges of financial malpractice. Amnesty International say that he still has to face heavier charges in The Hague....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Germany's far-right: Police to restructure as threat of extremism grows Germany's federal criminal police agency wants to overhaul the structures it uses to fight far-right groups and hate crimes, media reports say. The organization sees a growing threat of militant extremism in the country....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Denise Ho, the pop icon of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement Cantopop singer Denise Ho was successful in the Chinese market until she joined Hong Kong's democracy movement. Although her music is now banned in China, she’s still a superstar to demonstrators in her hometown....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Merkel meets Orban in Hungary to commemorate 'Pan-European Picnic' The two leaders have met as part of the commemorations of the symbolic event that led to an exodus of East Germans to the West. Merkel thanked Hungary for its role in bringing down the Iron Curtain....
21:00, 08/19/2019

The Germans' insatiable love affair with potatoes They were once guarded by the king and are sometimes eaten with apple sauce. For Potato Day on August 19, here are some things you maybe didn't know about potatoes in Germany....
21:00, 08/19/2019

How to deal with a toxic gaming culture Women who play video games are often verbally abused or molested online. They've developed their defense mechanisms, and now the gaming industry is reacting too. But are protected spaces the right solution for women?...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Afghanistan: Is 'Islamic State' taking advantage of US-Taliban peace talks? "Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack that killed at least 63 people. Experts say that IS is giving a show of force, as the Taliban are busy holding talks with the US....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Kashmir: DW reporter's first-hand account of the 'siege' People in India-administered Kashmir have been living with roadblocks, lockdowns and no communications for two weeks. DW reporter Rifat Fareed tells the story of life in Srinagar after it was cut off from the world....
21:00, 08/19/2019

UK's Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Jeffrey Epstein claims The British royals reject allegations of the prince's involvement in the Epstein sex scandals. Buckingham Palace released a statement after a video resurfaced from 2008 where Andrew was seen at Epstein's New York home....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Syrian Kurds hand over four 'Islamic State' children to Germany Kurdish authorities in Syria have handed over four children to Germany who had parents that were "Islamic State" fighters. Many EU countries are grappling with how to handle returning foreign fighters and their families....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Will German slowdown hit eastern European economies? Central and eastern European economies are said to be decoupling from western Europe as consumption-led growth replaces the export-driven model. But will domestic spending suffice to fend off a slowdown in the eurozone?...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Opinion: Afghanistan's roller-coaster history It should be joyous: 100 years of independence. But Afghanistan is in mourning after a wedding was attacked. The US and the Taliban are thrashing out a deal, but DW's Florian Weigand predicts an uncertain future....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors from office Three members of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) have been relieved of their positions in three eastern provinces. It's the latest crackdown by Erdogan's government on the opposition....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Merkel's government delivers on promises, but voters aren't convinced The German government is working at a "record-breaking" pace according to a new study, but only 10% of voters agree. With state elections looming, time is running out for Berlin to convince the public it's doing its job....
21:00, 08/19/2019

A new museum in Paris is all about money The new Citéco museum of economics aims to make the mysteries of money comprehensible — and fun — for everyone. From art to film, there's plenty to discover between the walls of this castle-like former mansion....
21:00, 08/19/2019

RB Leipzig throw hat into title ring Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have dominated discussion about who might win this season's Bundesliga title. But RB Leipzig's commanding start to the campaign could signal a three-horse race....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Germany's central bank warns of possible recession The Bundesbank has warned that a slump in the German economy could have continued over the summer. It cited the US-China trade war as one factor weighing on German exports....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Swiss mountain air exporter in running for environmental shame award A group that draws attention to environmentally unsound transport has named its nominees in the 2019 "especially absurd shipping award." Among them was one firm exporting Alpine air to Asia....
21:00, 08/19/2019

DW strongly rejects accusations by Russia's Duma In reaction to a series of protests across the country, Russia's parliament has announced a probe into "foreign meddling" by Western governments and media — including DW....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Migrant rescue ship criticizes Spain's offer to dock in Mallorca The migrant rescue charity 'Open Arms' has rejected a Spanish government offer for its vessel to dock at a Balearic Island port. It was the second offer the group rejected, citing an "urgent" and "inhumane" situation....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Afrobarometer: Climate change literacy still low in Africa Despite the fact that Africa bears the brunt when it comes to erratic global weather patterns, many people are still unfamiliar with the climate change phenomenon, a new survey reveals....
21:00, 08/19/2019

EU boosts aid for Bosnia's migration influx The European Union promised 10 million euros in aid to Bosnia. The funds are earmarked to to build new reception centers and support the more than 7,000 migrants currently based in the Balkan state....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Chinese pop stars back Beijing over Hong Kong protests Patriotic posts have been uploaded from some of the music industry's biggest stars in the region. They are seen as a show of support for China against the demonstrators in Hong Kong....
21:00, 08/19/2019

'Hong Kong mob' — How mainland Chinese see the democracy movement For weeks now, hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated in Hong Kong against the increasing influence of the Beijing government over their region. People in mainland China, however, have little sympathy....
21:00, 08/19/2019

US test-fires cruise missile after INF treaty pullout The US Pentagon says it has tested a ground-launched cruise missile just weeks after exiting the INF treaty. The missile would have been banned under the bilateral agreement with Russia....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Workers return to Notre Dame after toxic lead scare Officials had closed the site after finding high levels of lead in the church. Environmental, health and labor groups have accused the government of downplaying the risk of lead contamination for locals and tourists....
21:00, 08/19/2019

‘The Politician’ trailer: Blood and backstabbing with Ben Platt The trailer for Ryan Murphy’s splashy new Netflix show is gunning for viewers’ votes Monday. “The Politician” follows posh-named young man Payton Hobart (Tony-winning “Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt, 25) as he runs in ...
21:00, 08/19/2019

‘The Morning Show’ trailer: Aniston and Witherspoon’s workplace catfight Apple TV has released the long-delayed trailer for “The Morning Show,” a backstage exposé of the politics of a TV show much like “Today” or “Good Morning America.” In the extended clip posted Monday morning, talk s...
21:00, 08/19/2019

‘The Hunt’ controversy: Film’s director breaks silence The filmmaker behind “The Hunt,” a shelved “satire” about a group of bloodthirsty “liberal elites” who set out to slay so-called “deplorables,” is attempting to set the record straight about his controv...
21:00, 08/19/2019

‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 3 trailer reveals air date, details Debbie did Dallas and this December, Midge will do Miami. Midge is, or course, Midge Maisel, the stand-up comic heroine of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the award-winning Amazon comedy with a just-announced third season premiere date of De...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Google Stadia games: Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk 2077 and all the other newly-announced titles The Google Stadia streaming service certainly has a lot riding on it: all those AAA titles that need to run on our terrible home internet, competition with traditional consoles like the Xbox One and PS4, and plenty of internal technical challenges we...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Best value for money phones under Rs 20,000 in India The smartphone industry has become more competitive over the past few years as customers are opting for smartphones that offer more value for money instead of blind brand loyalty. While some smartphone makers have been able to capitalize on this tren...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Little Nightmares 2 announced, darker and more adorable than ever Little Nightmares was one of the best indie games when it came out in 2017, but we were always hungry for more. Luckily Tarsier Studios has finally announced Little Nightmares II at Gamescom 2019.Little Nightmares II will, obviously follow in the foo...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Fake Android apps downloaded millions of times Android users have downloaded fake apps which slow down their devices and drain their batteries millions of times according to research from Trend Micro.Researchers at the cybersecurity firm found 85 different photography and gaming apps that were fi...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Google Stadia has all the tech, but few exclusive games to care about... yet Another Google Stadia Connect has concluded, and we’re still waiting for a worthy reason to ditch our consoles and jump onto Google’s game streaming bandwagon.The August 2019 Google Stadia Connect was intended to be a further showcase o...
21:00, 08/19/2019

Madelaine Petsch x Shein: 7 Pieces You Need Now We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. Is......
21:00, 08/19/2019

Russia's Norilsk and South African coal town Kriel top SO2 emissions hot spots: NASA data Russia's Norilsk smelter complex and a town in South Africa's eastern coal mining province have the highest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the world, according to satellite data from U.S. space agency NASA....
21:00, 08/19/2019

Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park An out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands kept spreading on Monday, increasing to 9,000 the number of people evacuated from eight municipalities and reaching a natural park, authorities said on Monday....
21:00, 08/19/2019

'Barcelona is history,' says Coutinho after joining Bayern on loan "Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona, just 19 months after moving to Camp Nou from Liverpool for a fee of up to £142 million."...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Farmers and ranchers caught in the middle of Trump’s trade wars The past few years have been trying times for America’s farmers and ranchers. As President Trump’s trade war with China drags on with no end in sight, the outlook for the American agricultural sector, deeply dependent on expanded market access abroad...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Kellyanne Conway blasts journalists for only covering economy when the news is bad Kellyanne Conway condemned the media on Monday for ignoring good news about the American economy and focusing only on messages of gloom following growing warnings of a looming recession....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Stephanie Ruhle: Recessions are 'okay' and a 'normal part of economic activity’ With many speculating and predicting another economic recession is in the near future, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle said on Monday while no president wants to be in office with such economic downturn, recessions are normal....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Trump knocks Fed chairman and calls for rate cut President Trump on Monday continued his broadside against Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying he has a “horrendous lack of vision,” and calling for the central bank to cut its benchmark interest rate to strengthen the economy....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Review: The 2019 Chevy Blazer Premier is priced too high to compete at $50,000 But after a week with the $49,290 Blazer Premier, we're worried that Chevy priced the Blazer too high to be competitive. Without serious discounts, we wouldn't recommend it....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Battle of the airport commute: CNBC tests Lyft vs Uber Copter, Blade helicopter in race to JFK Few things are more annoying than suffering through the traffic that plagues the notoriously unpredictable ride to one of NYC's airports. Here's what it's like to bypass it all with an on-demand chopper: Blade vs Uber in a race to JFK....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Top Silicon Valley investor who made a fortune on Google compares IPO bankers to ticket scalpers Sequoia's Michael Moritz says that direct listings worked for Spotify and Slack and will become more common for companies with "courage and intelligence."...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Analysts are encouraged Lyft insiders aren't dumping stock at their first chance since the IPO Lyft, the smaller ride-hailing rival of Uber, announced two weeks ago that share lockups would expire about a month earlier than expected on Aug. 19....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Jada Pinkett Smith: I didn't know if I could do Jordyn Woods justice Jada Pinkett Smith was unsure whether to invite Jordyn Woods to discuss the Tristan Thompson cheating row on Red Table Talk as she feared she would not "do her justice."...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Extinction Rebellion founder calls for mass psychedelic disobedience Gail Bradbrook, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, has called for a mass ingestion of psychedelic substances in protest against the criminalisation of drugs...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Stipe Miocic seals his legacy with UFC heavyweight championship title over Daniel Cormier Miocic (19-3) became the most accomplished heavyweight fighter in UFC history after winning his fifth title at Saturday’s UFC 241 Heavyweight Championship....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Fabian Moreau has ankle sprain, but the Redskins mostly aren’t hurting The often snake-bitten Redskins have been fairly healthy through training camp with few new major injuries. Their luck has held up, for the most part, with three weeks left before the season opener....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Raiders GM: Time for Antonio Brown to be ‘all-in or all-out,’ get past helmet issue After the NFL shot down Brown's plan to use a slightly more recent model of his favored helmet, the wide receiver stayed away from Oakland's training camp....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Dave Martinez did Sean Doolittle no favors, and now the Nats’ closer is on the injured list Martinez’s stubbornness regarding Doolittle’s role — aided and abetted by the pitcher himself — could be an issue for the Nationals down the stretch....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Going dark: Call of Duty esports circuit awaits Activision’s next move The players and teams at the world championships brace for a new era in the Call of Duty esports scene, one marked right now by an abundance of unknowns....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Howard University to add golf teams after receiving sponsorship from Stephen Curry The two-time NBA MVP is giving a seven-figure donation to cover the cost of Howard’s golf program for six years at a time when similar programs at HBCUs are struggling to survive....
20:34, 08/19/2019

Balenciaga: 'the master' of couture's sculptural garments – in pictures The work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, one of the 20th century’s most revered fashion designers, is on display at Bendigo Art Gallery. The Shaping Fashion exhibition, curated by London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, explores the legacy of the Spanish couturi...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne A Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures. Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective and a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Who Murdered My Child?: the Facebook pages keeping the memory of homicide victims alive Following their children’s death, parents are using social media groups to share stories, find justice and process their griefSign up for the project newsletterEarly on 20 April 2018, Joseph Alexander woke up to a multitude of text messages, missed c...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Fugitive Jonathan Dick arrested in Melbourne over brother's murder One of Australia’s most wanted men arrested on Monday over his brother’s killing in a Westfield carparkOne of Australia’s most-wanted fugitives has been arrested in a bloody scuffle after spending more than two years on the run following the murder o...
20:34, 08/19/2019

'A second Trump': Bolsonaro's offensive rhetoric adds to Brazil's discomfort Supporters say his tendency to speak freely is sincere – but detractors call it a PR disasterHe parleyed his way to Brazil’s presidency with a vote-winning barrage of scaremongering and bombast.But eight months into Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right tenure,...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Kashmir parents keep children out of school as tensions remain high Many fear further unrest after violent clashes between Indian police and protestersClassrooms in Indian-administered Kashmir were mostly empty on Monday, despite a government notice that schools would re-open, as tensions remained high across the ter...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Iceland holds funeral for first glacier lost to climate change Nation commemorates the once huge Okjokull glacier with plaque that warns action is needed to prevent climate changeIceland has marked its first-ever loss of a glacier to climate change as scientists warn that hundreds of other ice sheets on the suba...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Reports of secret US-Venezuela talks to oust Maduro draw skepticism Claims that Nicolás Maduro’s number two official is working with the US are an attempt to ‘stoke paranoia’, experts sayHe is one of the most influential and infamous figures in Venezuelan politics – a hardcore Chavista who uses his weekly talkshow to...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Baby born on coastguard helicopter celebrates first birthday with crew Torran MacDonald’s mother gave birth while being flown to hospital from the Isles of ScillyA baby born mid-flight on a search and rescue helicopter over the Cornish coast has celebrated his first birthday with the crew that helped deliver him.Torran ...
20:34, 08/19/2019

With Kabul wedding attack, Isis aims to erode Taliban supremacy As the US and Taliban negotiate peace, Isis sees a chance to sow fresh chaos in Afghanistan Even by the bloody standards of Afghanistan, it was a brutal attack: a suicide bomber at a wedding celebration, detonating his device as children danced and t...
20:34, 08/19/2019

South Africa gets go-ahead to increase black rhino trophy hunting Conservation groups split on impact of move agreed at international wildlife summitSouth Africa has won permission to almost double the number of black rhinos that can be killed as trophies after arguing the money raised will support conservation of ...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Labour may stay neutral if referendum is between its Brexit deal or remain Corbyn says Labour will back remain against no deal as McDonnell hints he may do so whatever the second optionJeremy Corbyn has left the door open to staying neutral in a second referendum if the choice were between a Labour Brexit deal and staying i...
20:34, 08/19/2019

'If Israeli soldiers start shooting, we won't stop the interview': Palestinian hip-hop crew BLTNM Palestine’s rich hip-hop heritage is born out of the tension in the region, but BLTNM don’t just want to make music inspired by conflict – they want to have fun tooBefore I meet Palestinian hip-hop’s new wave, I hear them everywhere. Al Nather’s slee...
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Killers Anonymous: Has the Hollywood hitman had its day? The besuited assassin seems to only exist in films. Perhaps it’s time to put them out of their miseryThe central gimmick of new movie Killers Anonymous is an AA-style support group where various underworld assassins come to “share”. That’s about all ...
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Game of Thrones' Daniel Portman: 'People expect Podrick – that's not what they get' Renowned as the squire and surprise Casanova in Thrones, the star is now wrestling with audiences in Edinburgh. He talks about his meteoric rise to fame and why he won’t be going back to schoolDaniel Portman is soaked in sweat and locked in battle. T...
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sex, lies, and videotape at 30: how Steven Soderbergh changed independent cinema In 1989, the micro-budget drama took the industry by surprise and changed our concept of what an indie film could achieve“I’m still making movies about two people in a room,” Steven Soderbergh told Filmmaker magazine last year, suggesting his cinema ...
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Bayern sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona for £7.8m • ‘Like Bayern, I have big ambitions,’ says Coutinho• Bayern would have to pay £109.8m to make deal permanentBarcelona have loaned Philippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich for the season. The deal will cost Bayern £7.8m plus wages and the agreement also in...
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Stephen Curry to resurrect Howard University golf program with donation Two-time NBA MVP announces seven-figure donation to HBCUHoward to field first Division I golf program in 152-year historyHoward University is bringing back its long-dormant college golf program with an assist from Stephen Curry.The Golden State Warri...
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The weaponisation of information is mutating at alarming speed | Sophia Ignatidou As countries and companies line up to enter the disinformation business, privacy has to be reclaimedCommunication has been weaponised, used to provoke, mislead and influence the public in numerous insidious ways. Disinformation was just the first sta...
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Donald Trump’s ‘peace agreement’ is a betrayal of Afghanistan and its people | Simon Tisdall This cut-and-run policy will leave the country trapped in a conflict with the Taliban and fail the casualties of warIf Donald Trump has his way a “peace agreement” in Afghanistan will be finalised in the coming days. It’s a sure bet the US president ...
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Is US capitalism really abandoning the 'greed is good' mantra? | Larry Elliott The US roundtablers’ pledge is woolly. So it’s baby steps for now to stop Capitol Hill forcing more drastic changesMilton Friedman will be spinning in his grave at the heresy perpetrated by the US Business Roundtable. For the thick end of five decade...
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Joe Biden is a boring candidate. That's why he is doing well | Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti The core of Joe Biden’s popularity lies in the fact that he is the candidate that presents the most marked contrast with Trump’s governing styleDespite a seemingly unending series of gaffes and unimpressive performances in the two Democratic primary ...
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I lost my column for keeping Charlottesville police accountable. I'd do it again | Molly Conger Naively, I assumed the publication I worked for was as committed to unashamed truth-telling as I was. I was wrongWhen the editor of a weekly paper approached me about writing a regular column about local politics, the first thing I asked her was: “Ar...
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Jay-Z has crossed the picket line with his NFL deal | Derecka Purnell The rap star has thinks racial justice will come from corporations and billionaires. That’s self-serving and wrongAs a card-carrying member of the BeyHive, I attended two On The Run II concerts last summer. At the London concert, Jay-Z and Beyoncé su...
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John Delaney draws 11 people to 2020 event – does he truly think he can win? The former congressman has put $24m of his own cash into an increasingly quixotic presidential run – and he’s ploughing on despite a near total lack of supportJohn Delaney has poured a staggering $24m of his own money into running for president. He h...
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The Hunt: director breaks silence over film where elites kill 'deplorables' Craig Zobel, whose controversial satirical thriller was dropped after a backlash, has claimed that people have misinterpreted his intentionCraig Zobel, director of controversial political thriller The Hunt, has spoken out about the film’s cancelled r...
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Private jets, parties and eugenics: Jeffrey Epstein's bizarre world of scientists The billionaire financier and convicted sex offender famously mixed with presidents, models and film stars. But he also indulged his unorthodox beliefs by cultivating top scientistsAccording to his indictment, over the course of many years Jeffrey Ep...
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Professor who quoted James Baldwin's use of N-word cleared by university Poet Laurie Sheck was investigated for her use of the racial slur, but the New School has now dismissed concernsLaurie Sheck, the poet and professor who was investigated by her university for quoting James Baldwin’s use of the N-word in a graduate cl...
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Dutch take cycling to a new level, with world's biggest multistorey bike park In the Netherlands, where there are more bikes than people, serious money is being spent encouraging even more people to get on their bikesIn a nation with more bikes than people, finding a space to park can be a problem. The Dutch city of Utrecht is...
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John Oliver: bias in medical care is a 'discussion that we need to have' The Last Week Tonight host examined medical bias, from dismissing women’s pain to the black maternal mortality crisisOn Last Week Tonight, John Oliver argued for an honest discussion around gender and racial bias in medical care, noting that “if you ...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Revenge of the clothes moths: as numbers boom, can they be stopped? They destroy sweaters, carpets and even wall insulation – and their population has tripled in five years. But there are ways to quell these insatiable insectsWhen Janine Christley moved into her new house, she thought buying woollen carpets would be ...
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De Niro's company sues ex-employee for $6m for embezzlement and Netflix bingeing Canal Productions alleges Chase Robinson accrued enormous hotel and Uber bills as well as watching TV during working hours Chase Robinson, who until recently held a senior role in Robert De Niro’s film production company, has been sued by her employe...
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Mark Halperin attempts comeback after #MeToo accusations with Trump book Halperin, who was accused of sexual misconduct by at least a dozen women at ABC News, to release book on how to beat TrumpMark Halperin, one of the most high-profile media figures to fall over sexual misconduct allegations made in the #MeToo era, is ...
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People on rescue ship off Italy at breaking point, say doctors Ship carrying 107 people rescued from sea has been refused permission to dockThe medical and psychological condition of people onboard a rescue boat anchored off the Italian island of Lampedusa for 18 days has reached breaking point, doctors have sai...
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California adopts country's strictest law on police use of deadly force Under new law, officers could face criminal charges for using lethal force when there was a reasonable alternativeCalifornia adopted the strictest law in the United States limiting when police can use deadly force.Come 1 January, law enforcement in t...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Boris Johnson 'confident' EU will back down in Brexit talks PM says ‘backstop just doesn’t work’ in run-up to meetings with Merkel and MacronBoris Johnson has claimed that EU leaders will change their positions and allow the UK to scrap the Brexit backstop in the withdrawal agreement.As the prime minister pre...
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Leading US bosses drop shareholder-first principle The real test will be in deeds not words, IPPR thinktank tells Business RoundtableThe bosses of 181 of the US’s biggest companies have changed the official definition of “the purpose of a corporation” from making the most money possible for sharehold...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Google loophole allows anti-abortion clinics to post deceptive ads ‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ seek to discourage women from getting abortions by ‘deceiving them about services they do or do not offer’A new Google policy that was meant to rein in deceptive advertising by “crisis pregnancy centers” has a loophole that...
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Why does Donald Trump want to buy Greenland? The US president’s talk of a ‘large real estate deal’ says a lot about his view of the world Greenland, and more specifically its purchase by the US, is being actively discussed in Donald Trump’s Oval Office. But what exactly is it that makes one of ...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Prince Andrew urged to tell all he knows about Jeffrey Epstein Lawyer for abuse victim asks prince to support investigation into late financier’s crimesPrince Andrew should give sworn testimony on “everything he knows” about his friend Jeffrey Epstein after saying he was appalled by the disgraced financier’s sex...
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Top-ranking House Democrat favors Trump impeachment inquiry – live Representative Ben Ray Luján, the assistant House speaker, endorses opening an impeachment inquiry, Politico reportsSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.53pm BST Representative Ben Ray Luján, the assistant House speaker, has endorse...
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NYPD fires officer who put Eric Garner in chokehold before death Garner shouted ‘I can’t breathe’ as Daniel Pantaleo placed him in chokehold during arrest, and his words became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movementA New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed African ...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Kate Upton says Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is 'a snoozefest,' talks unretouched photos Kate Upton slammed the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show over lack of body inclusivity and explained her unretouched Health magazine photos on "WWHL."        ...
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Elton John defends Harry & Meghan from 'distorted and malicious' media coverage Elton John defends Harry and Meghan on Twitter from "distorted and malicious" media coverage as "eco-hypocrites."        ...
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How do I ask my chatty co-workers to shut up? I work in a large office with the dreaded open-seating plan. Several co-workers regularly eat lunch at their desks and socialize as though they’re at a restaurant. The noise levels, personal conversations and overall chatter is distracting to those o...
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Get creative when looking for ways to grow your paycheck When Kim Roberts (name changed for professional reasons) began working for a hospitality group in Tribeca eight years ago, she realized she would need to think up a way to increase he income. Her salary growth trajectory, per industry standards, was ...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Iceland holds funeral for glacier lost to climate change Mourners in Iceland have gathered to commemorate Okjokull, a 700-year-old glacier that was declared dead five years ago and has shriveled to a small patch of ice atop a volcano. Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdóttir and Environment Minister Gudmundur In...
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Meditation can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease: study Mindfulness is more than good for the soul. According to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, it can also help prevent those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from developing Alzheimer’s. The small pilot study e...
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Best deals on data science and analytics online courses for beginners Data has become an increasingly important part of our lives. It drives everything from your Instagram feed and Google Maps to Netflix recommendations and self-driving cars. So, it’s not hard to see why data analysts are so in demand; they practically...
20:34, 08/19/2019

New Jersey woman sleeps with knife after Stephen King creation lands in back yard It’s your worst dream come true. A “bloodied” Pennywise the clown doll mysteriously floated into a New Jersey mom’s back yard — prompting the creeped-out woman to call the police, torch the toy and sleep with a knife. Renee Je...
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My doctor told me I was fat — but it turns out I actually had cancer Jen Curran’s doctor told her she needed to lose weight. It turned out, she had bone marrow cancer. “It was just too unbelievable, too insane to be believed — that this was actually happening to me,” Curran, 38, tells The Post. The LA-based comedian m...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Woman finds frog in packaged salad mix: ‘It’s literally alive!’ Karlie Allen isn’t feeling froggy — but she did leap. The Wisconsinite was preparing dinner with her family when she found a shocking surprise in her box of Simple Truth organic salad mix — a live frog. She recorded the incident on her phone an...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Man gets first haircut in 15 years so he can serve his country He was ready to serve in his heart — but first, he needed to get his head straight. Reynaldo Arroyo, 23, just got his first haircut in 15 years. The Riverside, Calif., native’s lengthy locks were 150 inches long and reached down to his waist wh...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Hammerhead shark wrestles with fisherman over 180-pound catch No fisherman likes to lose a prize catch. But when the hooked swimmer is being snatched up by a hungry hammerhead shark, well, it’s hard to say no. Such was the case for fisherman Rob Gorta. The Florida-based fishing guide managed to catch a 18...
20:34, 08/19/2019

Tanya Tucker Would Rather Be Celebrated While She’s Alive The country star is returning with her first album of original music in 17 years, aided by two younger musicians who feel her fire: Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings....
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Sudan just got a step closer to full democracy. Big obstacles remain After almost nine months of violence and wrangling, Sudan came a step closer to a civilian government on Saturday when opposition leaders and military generals signed a power-sharing agreement in the capital, Khartoum....
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Kenyan governor revealed a lawmaker's affair at his funeral. Now he's set up a hotline to out deadbeat politician dads The governor of Nairobi has ignited an explosive debate amongst Kenyans over the issue of children born out of wedlock to powerful politicians and their lovers....
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Violence escalates in Zimbabwe over banned protests Tensions between Zimbabwe's main opposition party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government escalated into violence in the country's capital on Friday after a court ruled against a planned opposition protest....
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How to use advanced configurations of Apple's content cache service The macOS content cache service's default configurations aren't one-size-fits-all. Learn how to use Apple's advanced configurations to adapt to any enterprise network....
20:00, 08/19/2019

Restaurant spending set to hit high in 2019 as consumers spend more of their budget on dining out A strong jobs market and tax cuts are bolstering consumer spending at restaurants. The National Restaurant Association projects a sales record for 2019....
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2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Rookies show off in Preseason Week 2 Who's standing out this preseason? Who's not? Dave Richard breaks down everything from Week 2, including some reasons for optimism in Indy even if Andrew Luck misses time....
20:00, 08/19/2019

Workplace bias: 1-in-5 managers won’t hire pro-Trump workers American workers who like President Trump face sweeping bias against them, with some managers refusing to hire his supporters and those already employed facing discrimination and mockery, according to a new study....
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Nearly 100 People Have Reported Lung Diseases That May Be Linked to Vaping, and the CDC Is Getting Involved The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to be related to vaping. Since late June, according to the CDC, 94 people in 14 states have come down with se...
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How to Avoid Vehicle Pollution When You’re Stuck in Traffic Most non-electric motor vehicles emit multiple airborne pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide, hydrocarbons, and ultrafine chemical particles. Breathing in these pollutants can cause or contribute to a wide range of health problems, from heart and l...
20:00, 08/19/2019

6 Ways To Clear Out Your Wardrobe With A Clean Conscience Instead of binning clothes that don't "spark joy", we should be giving them a second (or third) chance, argues the author of new book The Conscious Closet...
20:00, 08/19/2019

Getting the Right Care for Painful Autoimmune Conditions A corticosteroid can quickly relieve symptoms of both polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis. But a delay could cause vision loss, a stroke or even death....
20:00, 08/19/2019

Planned Parenthood May Withdraw From Title X Funding Facing a federal rule that restricts referrals for abortion, the organization will decide whether to reject government funding for family planning for low-income women....
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Stimulus optimism boosts stocks, eases pressure on bonds World stock markets rose on Monday on signs that major economies would look to prop up stalling growth with fresh stimulus measures, easing pressure on bonds and dampening demand for perceived safe-havens such as gold....
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U.S. Commerce secretary: Fed policies boosting U.S. dollar Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday that the Trump administration was not happy with how Federal Reserve monetary policy was helping the U.S. dollar stay strong....
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross downplays fears of recession U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday added to a chorus of presidential officials downplaying concerns over a looming recession after the U.S. Treasury yield curve temporarily inverted last week for the first time in 12 years....
20:00, 08/19/2019

Juul raises $325 million in equity and debt financing for global expansion U.S. e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc has raised $325 million in an equity and debt offering to speed up its global reach at a time of intense regulatory scrutiny in its home market....
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Cathay Pacific's new boss puts emphasis on safety and security Cathay Pacific Ltd needs to focus on safety and security, its customers and the completion of a three-year financial turnaround plan, the airline's new chief executive told staff on Monday....
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Equinor, Gazprom lose European gas market share as LNG surges Europe's two biggest suppliers of pipeline gas, Norway's Equinor and Russia's Gazprom, have lost market share for the first time in at least four years amid a tripling in liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into the region over the past 10 months....
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General Electric adds to defense against charges of bogus accounting General Electric Co intensified its defense of accounting practices on Monday after investors questioned it about an unusual research report alleging GE failed to put aside money to cover $29 billion in potential insurance losses and improperly count...
20:00, 08/19/2019

Oil up 1% after attack on Saudi field, but OPEC report caps gains Oil prices were up more than 1% on Monday after a weekend attack on a Saudi oil facility by Yemen's Houthi forces and as traders looked for signs that top economies would take measures to counteract a global slowdown....
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Wall St. rallies on stimulus cheer, trade optimism U.S. stocks surged on Monday, building on previous session's rally, fueled by growing hopes that major economies would act to prop up slowing growth, while technology stocks got a lift from trade optimism....
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Top CEOs say companies should put social responsibility above profit Companies should focus on social responsibilities as well as profits, the Business Roundtable, a group of corporate chief executives that includes the head of the largest U.S. bank and the CEO of the world's largest airline, said on Monday....
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Saudi Aramco asks banks to pitch for roles in planned IPO: sources Saudi Aramco has formally asked major banks to submit proposals for potential roles in its planned initial public offering, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said....
20:00, 08/19/2019

Plague-ridden prairie dogs pose danger to Colorado tourists Officials at a Colorado wildlife refuge are cautiously moving forward with a plan to reopen parts of their facility this week in the wake of a plague outbreak amongst prairie dogs in the area. The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge was s...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Shell to roll out electric vehicle charging service at stations across Singapore Called Shell Recharge, the electric-vehicle charging service currently is available at a single Shell station in the country at S$0.55 per kWh with another nine stations to be suited up by October....
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Relying on bug bounties 'not appropriate risk management': Katie Moussouris Bug bounties are useful, but according to one of their greatest advocates they're no silver bullet. They have a high signal-to-noise ratio and can be poor value for money....
19:34, 08/19/2019

Microsoft acquires jClarity for optimizing Java workloads on Azure Microsoft has acquired the London-based company that is going head-to-head with Oracle's Java/JDK binaries and which is a key contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project....
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Democratization of innovation with API networks Integration is one of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing CIOs today. Done right and even the largest and oldest organizations in the world can innovate like nimble startups. Done wrong and organizations will slow down to a permanent and ...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Oracle notches appeals court win vs. Rimini Street, keeps $28.5 million in attorneys' fees The neverending Oracle vs. Rimini Street court battle may be nearing the finish line after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals maintained an injunction and affirmed an attorneys fee award to Oracle....
19:34, 08/19/2019

Microsoft is using Dynamics 365 to manage Windows Update releases Here's how Microsoft is using its own Dynamics 365 Customer Service offering to manage the publishing of not just Windows 10, but previous Windows client and server updates via Windows Update....
19:34, 08/19/2019

Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change Farms are on the front line of climate change - vulnerable to extreme weather events - so farmers are coming up with new and surprising ways of tackling the problem....
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| Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence Chad's President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces, authorising summary shootings to "save the majority", after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month....
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| Sudan's Bashir 'got $90m from Saudi royals' Omar al-Bashir received $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a court at the opening Monday of the deposed Sudanese strongman's corruption trial....
19:34, 08/19/2019

Disney Plus streaming service release date, price, and exclusive shows Disney Plus is on its way. As if we didn't have enough TV already to keep us busy, the Disney Plus streaming service coming this November (to the US, at least) looks set to drain our bank balances that little bit further.With a portfolio of stud...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Dell overhauls Alienware Aurora desktop yet again with futuristic design If you’re big fans of those thin and light, space-age designs that the new Alienware gaming laptops are sporting – we can’t blame you, they’re stunners – then you might have a hard time resisting Dell’s lates...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Super student broadband deal: rapid BT fibre and a free JBL soundbar So you're a year or two through university. You've got freshers syndrome out of the way and have actually been able to choose your new housemates for the first time. You must be feeling pretty grown up right about now - allow us to give you...
19:34, 08/19/2019

5G phones: these are the first next-gen handsets It could be said that 5G is no longer a 'new' thing, as some countries have had 5G networks for months now, but most of the world still hasn't been graced by its presence, and as the networks slowly roll out, so do the 5G phones you&ap...
19:34, 08/19/2019

The best cheap TV sales and 4K TV deals in the UK in August 2019 We've been super busy this week adding lots of highlights of the very best cheap TV sales. TV prices on some fantastic Ultra HD 4K TVs have been dropping nicely in recent months in the UK. We've got you covered if you're looking for TV...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Nintendo Switch nabs a former Microsoft exclusive, and two iconic indie games If there wasn't enough in the Nintendo Switch game library to keep you occupied, the iconic publisher took to the internet with a live stream featuring its own favorite indie games coming to the console this year.While most of the presentation w...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Alienware has made a $4,000 OLED gaming TV to dominate your living room We love Alienware’s gaming kit – the company does some very enticing gaming laptops and peripherals – but its latest monitor, a 55-inch OLED behemoth, is quite possibly its most ambitious creation.The Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Mon...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Get the Insignia 55-inch 4K TV on sale for $299.99 and receive a free Echo Dot If you're looking for a cheap 4K TV deal, then you're in luck. Best Buy currently has massive discounts on top brand TVs, which include the best-selling Insignia 55-inch TV that's on sale for just $299.99. That's a $130 discount a...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Mitigating security risks: we speak to Huawei US security chief The ongoing trade war between the US and China has affected businesses from both countries but no company has faced the level of scrutiny that the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has. Huawei has been at the center of a global debate that has seen ...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Passwords can be hacked by snooping smartphones Criminals could be able to work out your passwords simply by listening to the sound of typing, new security research has claimed.A new report has warned that hackers can use a smartphone's microphone to tune in to a victim's typing habits a...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Global fintech investment plummets worldwide The ongoing trade war between the US and China led global fintech investments to fall by 29 percent during the first half of 2019 according to a new report from Accenture.The value of fintech deals worldwide during the first six months of this year d...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Devil May Cry 5 and Blair Witch Project are coming to Xbox Game Pass Devil May Cry 5 and Blair Witch are among the latest additions to the Xbox Game Pass roster. During a special Inside Xbox live stream from Gamescom 2019, Microsoft announced a host of new titles joining the Xbox Game Pass service. Among the...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Tim Cook speaks out against US-China tariffs The CEO of Apple has told US President Donald Trump that tariffs planned against goods manufactured in China would have a negative impact on the company.Devices such as the iPhone famously have ‘Designed by Apple in California, Assembled in Ch...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Cyberpunk 2077 will hit Google Stadia in 2020 Cyberpunk 2077 has now been announced for the Google Stadia streaming service for games.Hype is building around Google's Netflix-for-games platform, which is angling to offer a way to stream and play games through seemingly any screen-based devi...
19:34, 08/19/2019

NVIDIA ray-tracing on 'Minecraft' looks surprisingly cool Minecraft's blocky world might be the last place you'd think would need more realism. However, NVIDIA and Microsoft have announced that they've done exactly that, bringing RTX ray-tracing powers to the ever-popular game. "In normal Min...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Spotify's Premium Family plans get an explicit content filter Spotify is rolling out a new Premium Family Plan with a much-awaited setting. Parents will now have the ability to filter out songs with swearing, violence, drugs and more via an explicit content filter that can be applied to individual accounts. Tha...
19:34, 08/19/2019

HyperX just made its Cloud Alpha gaming headset even better HyperX's Cloud Alpha has proved itself to offer excellent bang for your buck since its release in 2017. However, there's now a new version which takes the excellent sound quality from its predecessor and adds some more controls for audiophi...
19:34, 08/19/2019

The Morning After: The beauty of a ray-traced 'Minecraft' Welcome back! Over the weekend, you might have missed a pretty intense graphical overhaul of Minecraft, Twitter ads as political weapons in Hong Kong and if you've been looking for a Sonos speaker, but portable, we've got more news for you ...
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'Always Audi' program gives new customers free Silvercar rental days Audi is giving customers who buy its newer vehicles seven free days of Silvercar rental under a new program called "Always Audi." While people probably aren't going to buy one of the automaker's vehicles just to get a week's worth of c...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Disney+ will have apps for iOS, Apple TV, Android and Xbox One The debut of Disney's highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+, is almost here. But, leading up to the November 12th launch date, the company is starting to share more details about it. Today we're learning about how you'll be abl...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Google stops sending Android cell signal data over privacy concerns Google's increased focus on privacy led it to quietly drop a service for carriers. Reuters sources have learned the tech giant shut down Mobile Network Insights, a feature that gave providers maps of cellular signal strength and speed data coll...
19:34, 08/19/2019

'Superhot' and 'Hotline Miami' hit Nintendo Switch today Time-bending first-person shooter/puzzler Superhot is on its way to Switch. In fact, you'll be able to play it on the go as of today after it goes on sale in Nintendo's eShop. News of the port leaked a few days back, but now it's offic...
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Listen to Engadget's daily newsletter (and more stories) in audio form! Technology wields more influence on our lives than ever before and there's a lot to take in. To help you get a handle on that, we launched our daily newsletter back in 2016, meant to give you a digestible version of all the biggest stories. Now ...
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Supreme's 'burner' phone is built for hypebeasts How important is it that your phone have a Supreme label on it? Important enough that you'd be willing to take big step back in technology? If so, you're in luck. Supreme has unveiled its catalog for fall and winter 2019, and in amidst the ...
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US gives Huawei another 90 days to serve existing customers The US government has granted Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers. The "temporary general license" extension will allow Huawei to continue servicing existing US customers before it is fully blacklisted, Reuters reports. The company....
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Alienware's Aurora desktop and gaming monitors get a huge redesign It's been a pretty busy year for Alienware, but Dell's boutique gaming brand isn't showing any signs of slowing down soon. At Gamescom this year, the company is unveiling a slew of new gaming hardware, both in a bid to throw in new spe...
19:34, 08/19/2019

The 'Groundhog Day' sequel VR game is coming in September Earlier this year we learned that beloved Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day is getting a sequel, but not in the form we expected. The sequel is coming in the form VR game, created by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and Tequila Works, that now has an offi...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Apple finally releases a trailer for 'The Morning Show' After years of build-up and a cryptic teaser, Apple is ready to offer an honest-to-goodness trailer for its flagship TV+ series The Morning Show -- and it's clear that power struggles will take center stage. The streaming-only drama stars Jenni...
19:34, 08/19/2019

Stranger Things' Demogorgon will be a playable killer in 'Dead by Daylight' Dead by Daylight has added a string of major horror franchises to its lineup over the last few years, including Left 4 Dead, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw and Evil Dead. You can add another big series to that....
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'PUBG' will support crossplay on PS4 and Xbox One in October PUBG Corp has announced console crossplay is coming to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Bringing PS4 and Xbox One players together "will make the matchmaking pool bigger," said PUBG console producer Koosung Jeong during the Inside Xbox stream at G...
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'Gears Pop' brings cute combat to your phone on August 22nd You won't have to wait until the September release of Gears 5 to get your Gears of War fix -- provided you're willing to pull out your phone. Microsoft has revealed that Gears Pop will reach Android and iOS on August 22nd following a limit...
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Google Duo's low light mode brightens your nighttime video calls Following May's update that enabled eight-member video calls, the latest change to Google Duo allows users to better see each other in low lighting. Google cites homes in less affluent locations as the motivation behind this new feature. "In man...
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7-Eleven's cashier-free mobile checkouts are available in NYC If you're in such a hurry that you can't even talk to a cashier at a convenience store, you're in luck -- 7-Eleven has formally launched its Mobile Checkout feature in New York City after some testing in Dallas. Locals can use the 7-E...
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Canada slams UK for stripping ISIS jihadist of British citizenship Canada is accusing the UK of shirking its responsibilities in counterterrorism by stripping the British citizenship from an ISIS fighter known as Jihadi Jack, who also has Canadian citizenship. Jack Letts, 24, a Muslim convert who traveled from Oxfor...
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Diver finds GoPro camera containing final moments of man who drowned A treasure-hunting scuba diver in Tennessee found a GoPro camera — allowing him to share with grieving parents the final joy-filled moments of their son who had drowned two years earlier. Rich Aloha was floored when he found Richard RaglandR...
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SUV of El Paso shooting victim’s widower is stolen after he buries wife The husband of an El Paso massacre victim had his SUV stolen and wrecked just hours after burying his slain wife. Antonio Basco, 61, made headlines after thousands from around the country turned out on Friday for his wife Margie Reckerd’s funer...
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De Blasio fundraises off his dad’s suicide after ‘Daily Show’ interview Mayor Bill de Blasio is using the suicide of his World War II veteran dad to attract donor dollars for his struggling 2020 campaign. “Did you see Bill on the Daily Show this week? It’s a must-watch,” says a fundraising pitch that was emai...
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Subway rider Jessiica George’s sultry selfie shoot goes viral She’s the subway sexpot getting seen by millions. A minute-long video of a woman in a tight black dress repeatedly posing for selfies on the city subway has become a viral hit — getting viewed more than 6.4 million times by Monday morning...
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