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Why emoji use could lead to more sex A study claims that adding emojis to communications allowed people to reach a deeper level of intimacy with one anotherName: Sexy emojis.Appearance: Irresistible. Continue reading......
19:51, 08/20/2019

I Love Designing My Own Controllers A couple of weeks ago, my go-to Xbox One controller got into an altercation with a 470-pound electric wheelchair and lost. After spending hours browsing online stores for the perfect pre-built replacement, I decided to return to Microsoft’s Xbox Desi...
19:17, 08/20/2019

Challenging the record books! TUCSON – We’re challenging the records today and tomorrow but the heat won’t last too long!  Today: Near record warmth and mostly sunny. High: 110° (110° in 1915) Tonight: Mostly clear and warm. Low: 79° Tomorrow: Another scorcher!...
17:17, 08/20/2019

Happy 244th Birthday, Tucson! Tucson is celebrating 244 years of life, culture and history on Tuesday. The ‘Old Pueblo’ was founded on Aug. 20, 1775, and Tucsonans celebrate “La Fiesta de Agustin” each year. However, this land was home to many others before it officially became T...
17:17, 08/20/2019

UPDATE: 75-year-old Chandler man found Thomas Michael Finley/ DPS Duty Office Department of Public Safety says Mr. Finley was located Tuesday morning. He was located at 2200 W. Fairview St. in Chandler and is receiving medical attention. CHANDLER, Ariz. – A Silver Alert has been issued f...
17:17, 08/20/2019

Feeling the Heat? Blame Concrete If your city was slammed by record-shattering heat this summer, you can partly blame the stuff the city itself is made of. The scorching temperatures across Europe and the U.S. in July were made worse by one of humanity’s most widely used but l...
13:34, 08/20/2019

What's driving Asian markets now Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as China took the next, critical step in a long-awaited money management reform, and as the United States gave the Chinese tech company Huawei a slight reprieve in Washington's ongoing trade war with Beijing....
13:34, 08/20/2019

'Everything seems like a trap now' — Cramer warns about mixed signals in the stock market Investors should be careful not to buy or sell stocks based on last week's brief inversion of the yield curve in the bond market, CNBC's Jim Cramer warns....
18:17, 08/21/2019

Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole "Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format it can share with advertisers....
08:17, 08/21/2019

Two men fatally shot in front of Coney Island home A gunman fatally blasted two men in front of a Coney Island house on Tuesday night, police said. The suspect opened fire after a fight on West 19th Street near Neptune Avenue soon after 10 p.m., cops said. The first victim, a 38-year-old man, was sho...
08:17, 08/21/2019

Home Depot says suppliers are moving manufacturing out of China to avoid tariffs Home Depot said tariffs against China will impact about $2 billion, or 2%, of U.S. sales, but costs are mitigated because suppliers are moving out of China....
07:51, 08/21/2019

The Smartphone Car Key Thing Needs To Stop People generally seem to be on board with the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator. I know I am. It looks great, is probably real comfortable and comes with a ton of power. But it also has a Phone As A Key feature, which is a terrible idea and a trend I wish aut...
07:51, 08/21/2019

John Delaney shakes up presidential campaign staff Democratic presidential hopeful John Delaney announced a shakeup in his campaign staff Tuesday while he fights to qualify for the third round of primary debates in Houston in September....
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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi misses revenue estimates as competition heats up at home Xiaomi's revenue in the second quarter ended June 30 rose to 51.95 billion yuan ($7.36 billion) from 45.24 billion a year earlier. That was short of the 53.52 billion expected by analysts, Refinitiv data showed....
06:17, 08/21/2019

Remember the good times with 4 extra minutes of Spider-Man: Far From Home footage Sony and Marvel Studios may be breaking up, with Sony taking full custody of the Spider-Man movies and all of the money they’ve been bringing in, but we’ll always have the memories. Remember when Spider-Man took Captain America’s shield, and he was l...
05:17, 08/21/2019

New tool helps the visually impaired surf the web For those who can’t see well, hearing is believing. A new tool aims to help the visually impaired better browse the internet using high-tech speakers and a virtual assistant. Voice Exploration, Retrieval and Search (VERSE) merges elements of sc...
05:17, 08/21/2019

Behind J.A. Happ’s agony and where Yankees go from here OAKLAND, Calif. — After getting beat up by the Blue Jays on Aug. 9, J.A. Happ made a proclamation that he could blanket over nearly everything that has transpired in his professional realm since last Oct. 5. “Right now, if it can go wrong, it will,’’...
04:17, 08/21/2019

8000-Year-Old Shipyard Located off English Coast is World’s Oldest Marine archaeologists have published stunning images of what they think is an 8000-year-old shipyard located just off the coast of England.  ...
03:17, 08/21/2019

14 of the best new and used cars for teens U.S. News released their list of the best vehicles for teenage drivers. Check out their picks for the best cars for teens.       ...
19:17, 08/20/2019

|IMFrumoursmaybethescareSAneeds The threat of an International Monetary Fund bailout, unthinkable a few years ago, may force South Africa’s government to push through the reforms it needs to rescue the economy....
18:17, 08/20/2019

The Planet Needs a New Internet When climate change comes for our coffee and our wine, we’ll moan about it on Twitter, read about it on our favorite websites, and watch diverting videos on YouTube to fill the icy hole in our hearts. We’ll do all this until the websites go dark and ...
17:51, 08/20/2019

July was Alaska’s hottest month ever ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska’s warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted. Bering ...
16:51, 08/20/2019

What causes a persistent headache? A persistent headache, or a headache that won’t go away, can have many causes. This article discusses common causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor....
16:17, 08/20/2019

Earwax color chart: What to know The ears are self-cleaning and produce earwax to push out dirt and debris. In this article, learn what different ear wax colors and textures indicate, as well as how to safely clean the ears....
16:17, 08/20/2019

It's Yellow Hello. Today I would like to announce that it (a 2002 Lexus IS300 SportCross) is yellow. That is the color that it is, at this moment, as in all moments before it, dating back to the build date of it (the 2002 Lexus IS300 SportCross in question)....
15:51, 08/20/2019

Beware The Greenwood Corvette Take caution! Take care! Do not get too close to the raucous beast that is this 1976 IMSA-spec Greenwood-built C3 Corvette race car. With giant bulging fender flares, tires like steam rollers, and a roar that could wake the dead, this slice of 1970s ...
15:51, 08/20/2019

U.S. yield curve: Invert, steepen, repeat A swift steepening of the U.S. 2-year/10-year yield curve after it inverted last week may have given investors hope that the United States can escape recession. They should probably take a breath....
15:51, 08/20/2019

Could Architecture Help You Live Forever? For a pair of avant-garde artists, eternal life wasn’t just a dream — it was a possibility. As long, that is, as you were committed to an uncomfortable existence....
14:51, 08/20/2019

The man who redefined American fashion There is a scene in "Halston," a new documentary about the enigmatic fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, in which his former assistant Tom Fallon recounts a story that still shocks -- even half a century on....
14:17, 08/20/2019

Sony Buys Spider-Man Developer Insomniac Games Sony has purchased the California-based game studio Insomniac Games, best known for last year’s Spider-Man on PS4. Insomniac will become an exclusive PlayStation developer, Sony says....
13:00, 08/20/2019

Ion Fury Studio Apologizes For Developers' 'Sexist And Transphobic' Comments, Will Patch Out Offensive Jokes The developer of the acclaimed new retro shooter Ion Fury has apologized for what it referred to as “sexist and transphobic” comments made by two of its employees on Discord. It has also promised to patch out several “homophobic” jokes that were incl...
13:00, 08/20/2019

Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled Use of plastic envelopes branded a ‘major step backwards’ in fight against pollutionAmazon has been criticised by environmental groups and customers after introducing a range of plastic packaging that cannot be recycled in the UK.While supermarkets a...
12:34, 08/20/2019

Less bluster, but no compromise seen as South Korean, Japan ministers meet in China South Korea and Japan have toned down the rhetoric but show little sign of compromise in a bitter political and economic dispute as their foreign ministers prepare to meet in China this week....
12:34, 08/20/2019

Lightning strike caused power cut in Britain: grid operator A blackout in Britain which cut power to one million customers and caused transport chaos on Aug. 9 was due to a lightning strike, the grid operator said in a report to regulator Ofgem, which said on Tuesday it would investigate the matter further....
12:34, 08/20/2019

Hong Kong leader says dialogue and 'mutual respect' offer way out of chaos Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide "a way out" for the Chinese-ruled city....
12:34, 08/20/2019

Another massive ocean garbage patch found Within the Atlantic Ocean is the world's only sea without shores, its borders defined by the currents of the North Atlantic gyre. The Sargasso Sea takes its name from sargassum, a free-floating golden brown seaweed that is a haven for hatchling sea t...
12:34, 08/20/2019

‘I Need the Money But I Feel Guilt.’ How a Drought-Resistant Crop Turned Women in Kenya into Reluctant Drug Lords This story was a collaboration between TIME, The Fuller Project for International Reporting, and Kenya’s The Daily Nation. Hours before dawn at Soko ya Nadhif market in Garissa, Kenya, middle-aged women in neon hijabs shout orders at men. They...
12:00, 08/20/2019

An Archaeological Puzzle on the Danube Unique sculptures date from the historical moment when two peoples and two cultures met on the banks of a section of the river, now known as the Iron Gates....
12:00, 08/20/2019

Trump Urges Restraint by India and Pakistan in Kashmir Conflict President Trump urged restraint on both sides of the Kashmir conflict in calls with the leaders of India and Pakistan, as tensions over the disputed region have escalated between the two nations this month....
11:00, 08/20/2019

U.S. Reps Omar, Tlaib speak out on being denied entry into Israel At Trump's urging, Israel denied entry to the first two Muslim women elected to Congress over their support for a Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions global movement....
10:34, 08/20/2019

Asian markets mixed after latest trade developments, China sets key rate lower Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as China took the next, critical step in a long-awaited money management reform, and as the United States gave the Chinese tech company Huawei a slight reprieve in Washington's ongoing trade war with Beijing....
10:34, 08/20/2019

AFL coach Ross Lyon sacked by Fremantle Eight-year tenure at helm comes to an endChief executive Steve Rosich also expected to leaveCoach Ross Lyon and chief executive Steve Rosich have been sacked by Fremantle in a significant shake-up at the struggling AFL club. The decision to show Lyon...
10:00, 08/20/2019

Ilhan Omar blasts Israel, suggests US reconsider giving financial aid Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed Israel on Monday — and suggested that the United States reconsider it’s financial aid to the country. “We give Israel more than $3 [billion] in aid every year,” Omar said during a news conference in Minneapolis with Rep....
10:00, 08/20/2019

Underwater, No One Can Hear You Scream As movies like The Abyss have shown, being stranded at the bottom of the ocean is as dangerous as being stranded in outer space. And as movies like The Meg have shown, there can be very unfriendly things lurking in the depths. Underwater combines bot...
09:34, 08/20/2019

3 Out Of 4 Economists Predict A US Recession By 2021, Survey Finds The outlook reflects growing skepticism among economists and investors that the US economy will be able to withstand a protracted trade war with China without serious harm amid the weakening global......
09:00, 08/20/2019

New York police fire officer who placed Eric Garner in deadly chokehold The white New York City police officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner during a 2014 arrest was fired on Monday, five years after video of the encounter fueled nationwide protests against police brutality....
09:00, 08/20/2019

Marriott worker had stash of guns and tactical gear, threatened mass shooting: cops A Marriott employee in California allegedly amassed a large arsenal of weapons and tactical gear in hopes of carrying out a mass shooting at his workplace, authorities said Wednesday. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, of Huntington Beach, was planning to take out...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Bungee cord snaps as Florida amusement park ride prepares to launch Freaked-out amusement park riders say they “dodged death” when a bungee cord attached to a ride in Florida broke moments before they were launched into the air. Footage of the scare was captured Saturday night at Cobra Beach Adventure Par...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Couple charged in boat crash that killed young Alabama schoolteacher An Alabama couple was arrested Wednesday in connection with a tragic boat crash that left a 26-year-old elementary school teacher dead, authorities said. Jodi and Nick Suggs, both 50, were charged with criminally negligent homicide for the Fourth of ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

New images of the Titanic show ‘shocking’ decay Rose would be so disappointed. For the first time in nearly 15 years, footage has been captured by humans showing the wreck of the Titanic — and things aren’t looking good for the legendary ship. “Titanic is returning to nature,” said Par...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Cleveland cop allegedly filmed himself urinating on girl at school bus stop A Cleveland police officer was arrested for allegedly recording himself urinating on a 12-year-old girl while she was waiting for her school bus, according to a report. Officer Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, drove up to the minor last Friday in Euclid, Ohio ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Texas executes man for 1998 slaying of college student HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas death row inmate who argued that his conviction was based on junk science was executed Wednesday for the abduction, rape and killing of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Larry Swearingen,...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Trump takes payroll tax cut off the table A payroll tax cut to add money to workers’ pockets was taken off the table Wednesday by President Trump — who said the economy was healthy enough without it. “We don’t need it. We have a strong economy,” the president told reporters at a White House ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Chinese official tells US to mind its own business on Hong Kong One of China’s top diplomats said Wednesday that Americans like Mitch McConnell should heed President Trump’s view that the demonstrations rocking Hong Kong are an internal matter for the Chinese — and that everybody else should butt out. “President ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Washington Governor Jay Inslee ends long-shot bid for president Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee announced Wednesday night that he’s dropping out of the race. The Washington governor first shared the news on “The Rachel Maddow Show” telling the MSNBC host, “It’s become clear that I’m not gonna be carryi...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Shirtless man carrying topless, life-sized woman doll freaks out neighborhood Several Kansas City, Missouri, residents were freaked out Wednesday when they spotted a shirtless man lugging around what appeared to be a topless, unconscious woman — but in reality was just a life-sized doll. Police said they received multiple call...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Teens plead not guilty in bloody assault of lesbian couple on bus Four teenage boys accused of viciously attacking a lesbian couple when the pair refused to kiss on a London bus pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. The group — who range in age from 15 to 17 — allegedly harassed Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn’t exist BERLIN — A German city that’s been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn’t really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that’s true. Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Former youth swim team photographer charged with child molestation MENLO PARK, Calif. — A former youth swim team photographer arrested last month on suspicion of molesting boys has been charged with sexual assault in Northern California after authorities say six more alleged victims came forward. Randolph Haldeman w...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Defendant sucker-punches his attorney in Arizona courtroom A defendant standing trial on allegations of attacking a corrections officer sucker-punched his attorney in an Arizona courtroom after the judge ordered him to leave, according to a report. The defendant, Lamont Payne, had repeatedly interrupted the ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Cars Smashed, Dalit Leader Held As Delhi Temple Demolition Sparks Clashes A protest by Dalits against the demolition of a temple in the Tughlakabad area of South Delhi turned violent on Wednesday night, leaving several people, including policemen, injured....
07:51, 08/22/2019

Assam BJP To Only Admit Leaders From Bodoland Areas: Ranjit Kumar Dass The Assam BJP has closed its doors for leaders of other political parties, except those from Bodoland areas, state BJP President Ranjit Kumar Dass said on Wednesday....
07:51, 08/22/2019

Sonia Gandhi To Address Leaders On Rajiv Gandhi's Birth Anniversary Today As part of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary celebrations, Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address the first in a series of programmes today....
07:51, 08/22/2019

Air Force To Get 1st Rafale Jet Next Month; Rajnath Singh To Visit France Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa are set to travel to Paris next month to receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force, government sources said on......
07:51, 08/22/2019

"Not Fair": Donald Trump Wants India To Help Fight Afghanistan Terrorists Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, ruing that the job against......
07:51, 08/22/2019

Probe Agencies Being Used As Personal Revenge-Seeking Department: Congress Former Union Minister P Chidambaram was arrested on Wednesday by CBI officials amid unprecedented drama at his Delhi residence. Video footage showed the officials scaling walls to gain access to the......
07:51, 08/22/2019

P Chidambaram In Court Today, Kept At CBI Office After Dramatic Arrest Former union minister P Chidambaram spent the night at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters after a dramatic arrest late on Wednesday from his house in south Delhi by officials who......
07:51, 08/22/2019

P Chidambaram Spent Night At CBI Office Opened When He Was Home Minister Hours after the dramatic arrest of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, a video that was in wide circulation showed him at the opening of the very building where he was kept in custody last night -......
07:51, 08/22/2019

"Attempt To Silence P Chidambaram," Says Son Karti On Father's Arrest Arrested former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram said today that his father's arrest was nothing but an attempt to silence the government's most vocal critic....
07:51, 08/22/2019

A Dozen Cows Found Dead Near BJP Worker's 'Gaushala' In Madhya Pradesh More than a dozen cows were found dead in a swamp close to a 'gaushala' (home for cows) owned and operated by BJP leader Varun Agarwal in Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh earlier this week...
07:51, 08/22/2019

All 22 Rifles Fail To Fire At Former Bihar Chief Minister's State Funeral While former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra was being cremated with full state honours, 22 rifles carried by police personnel failed to fire a single shot on Wednesday....
07:51, 08/22/2019

Nirav Modi To Appear Via Videolink For Remand Hearing In UK Today Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank or PNB fraud and money laundering case, is set to appear before a UK court for his......
07:51, 08/22/2019

"CBI Now Personal Revenge-Seeking Department": Congress On P Chidambaram The Central Bureau of Investigation is being used as the government's "personal revenge-seeking department", the Congress said this morning after former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was arrested......
07:51, 08/22/2019

Top seed Wang reaches Bronx Open quarterfinals Top-seeded Wang Qiang advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bronx Open with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Fiona Ferro        ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Defending champs Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic are No. 1 seeds for US Open Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic, who won last year's US Open, are the No. 1 seeds for singles play when the tournament begins Monday.        ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Beverly Hills ‘mountain’ once asking $1B sells for price of a car A 157-acre “mountain” in Beverly Hills, which hit the market last year asking a princely $1 billion, has sold at auction for the remarkably paltry sum of $100,000. That’s a whopping 10,000% discount. The property in the famed 90210 ZIP code was...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Scandalized billionaire Steve Wynn pays $43M for Palm Beach mansion Former casino mogul Steve Wynn is the latest billionaire sex pest to make a splash in the scandalous seaside city of Palm Beach, Fla. The former chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, who was forced to resign after multiple allegations of sexual misconduc...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Ryan Serhant’s online course rakes in more than $100K/day “Million Dollar Listing New York” star Ryan Serhant, a Nest Seekers International broker and author, has added one more accolade to his list. He’s launched an online sales course that in its first few days has raked in more than $10...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Sienna Miller shacks up in $11M modern Hamptons mansion New York-born, London-raised actress Sienna Miller — who is also the designer of the Twenty8Twelve fashion brand — is getting rave reviews for her recent roles in the drama “American Woman” and Showtime series “The Loudest Voice....
07:51, 08/22/2019

Cashmere clothing company founder to list plush pad The founder of the chic cashmere company White + Warren, Susan White Morrissey, is about to list her downtown home for $3.45 million. In 2014, she paid $2.95 million for the two-bedroom corner unit on the eighth floor of the Urban Glass House at 330 ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Lavish home of late ‘prince of chintz’ Mario Buatta to hit market Late interior decorator Mario Buatta, known as “the prince of chintz,” famously decorated the homes of clients including Barbara Walters, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Patricia Altschul. Now Buatta’s home, at 120 E. 80th St., is about to hit the...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Meryl Streep just slashed the price of her NYC penthouse Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep has cut the price of her Tribeca penthouse. The actress just relisted the full-floor spread at River Lofts for $18.25 million — a 26% discount off the $19.75 million ask when it first went on the market in August ...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Vincent Gallo pays all cash for massively discounted Trump Tower condo Actor and director Vincent Gallo has closed on a condo at Trump Tower in Midtown. The 1,076-square-foot, one-bedroom unit sold for $1.47 million,l ess than half of its $3.4 million asking price in 2017. Gallo made a “lowball” offer and bought the apa...
07:51, 08/22/2019

New buildings are transforming Brooklyn’s homiest neighborhood When Imani Ribadeneyra and Tosan Eyetsemitan were hunting for their first apartment together, they wanted a luxury building in a charming area. But popular nabes didn’t tick both boxes. “There are a lot of luxury buildings in Williamsburg, but they t...
07:51, 08/22/2019

'Rock 'n' Roll High School' 40th anniversary Blu-ray special features announced Shout Factory's 40th anniversary Blu-ray release of The Ramones vehicle "Rock 'n' Roll High School" will be available November 19 with a new 4K scan and new interviews with cast members and filmmakers....
07:51, 08/22/2019

Mira Sorvino western 'Badland' finds distributor Cinedigm picked up North American distribution rights to "Badland," a western starring Mira Sorvino, Kevin Makely, Trace Adkins, Bruce Dern, Tony Todd, Wes Studi and Jeff Fahey....
07:51, 08/22/2019

Watch: Anna Kendrick hunts a fake terrorist in 'The Day Shall Come' trailer IFC Films released a trailer for their comedy "The Day Shall Come." Anna Kendrick plays a Homeland Security agent hunting a fake terrorist (Merchant Davis)....
07:51, 08/22/2019

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass sees 'shallow recession' potentially in 2020: CNBC Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass told CNBC on Tuesday that he sees a "shallow recession" potentially in 2020, also adding that he thinks U.S. interest rates will follow the global interest rates all the......
07:51, 08/22/2019

U.S. money fund assets hit highest since October 2009: iMoneyNet U.S. money market funds amassed their highest level of assets since October 2009 as investors shift cash into low-risk products amid worries about a global economic slowdown and trade tensions, a......
07:51, 08/22/2019

Researchers are creepily close to predicting when you’re going to die Enlarge / Samples of donated blood in Vacutainer test tubes. (credit: Getty | Universal Images Group) If death is in the cards, it may also be in your blood. Measurements of 14 metabolic substances in blood were pretty good at predicting whether pe...
07:51, 08/22/2019

Six sentences of hope: Defining a unifying vision in the face of the climate crisis | Richard Flanagan A sense of futility haunts us all, so I sought to distill in as few words as possible what could be done by us as a people. Writing them, I felt my despair liftSupport our independent journalism with a one-off or recurring contributionIn 1971, the Li...
07:17, 08/22/2019

Australia's climate change inaction is now bipartisan. Protest is all we have left | Jeff Sparrow Queensland Labor gearing up to criminalise activism is only a taste of the kind of intimidation that’s likely to come“Even though I was the one who had been assaulted, I was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. […] I will never forgi...
07:17, 08/22/2019

'Bunch of bedwetters': Matt Canavan attacks Aurecon for cutting ties with Adani Resources minister defends his extraordinary spray accusing engineering firm of being ‘weak as piss’ and giving in to anti-coal ‘bullies’The resources minister Matt Canavan has defended an extraordinary spray against engineering firm Aurecon over its...
07:17, 08/22/2019

Australia's deputy PM apologises to Pacific for fruit-picking comments 'if any insult was taken' Michael McCormack offers qualified apology after remarks about climate change and seasonal workers caused outrageMichael McCormack has apologised to Pacific Island nations for his comments that they will survive the climate crisis – in part – “becaus...
07:17, 08/22/2019

Tesco promises to ban brands that use excessive packaging Chief executive says hard-to-recycle plastic on own-brand products will be eliminatedI want packaging overhaul to plug into national frameworkTesco has pledged to step up its efforts in the battle against single-use plastic with measures that include...
07:17, 08/22/2019

Montara oil spill: site's new operator rejects suggestion it couldn't afford second clean-up Jadestone CEO says it could cover the cost of cleaning up a major spill, even though company has never made a profitThe new operator of the site of Australia’s worst ever oil spill has dismissed concerns it might not have the financial capacity to cl...
07:17, 08/22/2019

UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPs Scathing report says Tory governments have held back progress on clean energy goalsThe government should discourage personal vehicle use and reward energy-efficient homebuilding to meet its legally binding target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,...
07:17, 08/22/2019

Washington governor Jay Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race Democrat who had built his campaign around tackling climate crisis says it was clear he would not winJay Inslee, the governor of Washington and a 2020 Democratic hopeful, has dropped out of the presidential race.Inslee, who launched his campaign in M...
07:17, 08/22/2019

A Democratic debate on the climate crisis? Party to vote on urgent idea Calls for an officially sanctioned debate have been growing louder, but party leaders are resistantAs delegates from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) meet this week in San Francisco to hear from 2020 candidates, hold fundraising events and ten...
07:17, 08/22/2019

'DWTS': James Van Der Beek hopes his real performance will surpass 'Apartment 23' disaster 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant James Van Der Beek is living a meta moment, as his fictional self competed on the dance show in an earlier comedy.        ...
07:17, 08/22/2019

'America's Got Talent': Which 7 acts made it to the semifinals? Who was eliminated? The second round of semifinalists on "America's Got Talent" were revealed during Wednesday's results show        ...
07:17, 08/22/2019

Survey says scientists mistrust a large amount of published research More than a third of researchers say they think half or fewer of all published studies are trustworthy, according to a survey of more than 3000 people...
07:17, 08/22/2019

LIGO may have seen its first black hole and neutron star collision LIGO has probably seen the collision of a black hole and neutron star. That would mean it has spotted all three types of cosmic event it was designed to...
07:17, 08/22/2019

YouTube has become such a garbage fire it is time to dump it for good To make the internet a better place we could start by switching off the world’s biggest video sharing site amid claims its algorithms magnify fringe views, says Annalee Newitz...
07:17, 08/22/2019

China’s two-child policy linked to 5 million extra babies in 18 months A Chinese government policy allowing all couples to have two children led to an additional 5.4 million births in the first 18 months after it took effect...
07:17, 08/22/2019

Nissan-Infiniti outage left U.S. dealers in the dark; some systems resume A power outage on Saturday at a Nissan North America data center in Denver had shut down a critical communications system that Nissan and Infiniti dealers use to order cars and parts, obtain product rebate information, monitor recalls and file warran...
07:17, 08/22/2019

Geely posts 40% drop in first-half profit, sees uncertain demand Earnings were hit by a sustained downturn in the Chinese market combined with costly measures to reduce dealers' inventories ahead of new emissions standards....
07:17, 08/22/2019

Trump criticizes Ford for backing Calif. mpg plan Last month, Ford, Honda, BMW and Volkswagen reached a voluntary agreement with California on fuel efficiency rules, defying Trump and his administration's effort to strip the state of the right to fight climate change by setting its own standards....
07:17, 08/22/2019

DoorDash acquires autonomous tech company Scotty Labs "Our core belief at Scotty has always been that Autonomy + Remote Assistance will be the future of logistics," Scotty Labs CEO Tobenna Arodiogbu wrote on Medium....
07:17, 08/22/2019

Here's why people aren't saving more in their 401(k) plans If you want retirement security later, the time to invest is now. Nevertheless, just 3 out of 10 workers polled by Bankrate.com said they're saving more for retirement now compared to last year....
07:17, 08/22/2019

What a Trump payroll tax cut would actually mean for your wallet President Trump is considering reducing payroll taxes as a way to stimulate the economy. Here's a rundown of what you pay, and how it would affect your wallet....
07:17, 08/22/2019

Trump to grant student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Wednesday to automatically cancel the student loan debt of disabled veterans. More than 25,000 service members will have their debt wiped away....
07:17, 08/22/2019

|7keyfactorsinMkhwebane'sConCourtappealagainstGordhanruling Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane wants the Constitutional Court to overturn the High Court judgment which suspended the implementation of remedial action she recommended against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Fin24 unpacks the key ele...
07:17, 08/22/2019

|PICS:Whyluxuryhoneymoonersarekickingoffmarriagewithadventure Honeymoon business is booming, and luxury honeymooners make up a whopping 15% of the R184bn a year industry. The average US pair spends R68 500 on their honeymoon, three times the average amount for a typical vacation, says TripSavvy....
07:17, 08/22/2019

Stocks rise with focus on stimulus; U.S. yield curve briefly inverts A global equities gauge rose on Wednesday for a third day in four as bets on more economic stimulus overcame, for now, worries over the rising prospect of a global recession....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Nordstrom beats profit estimates as it clears inventory faster and sells more online Upscale U.S. retailer Nordstrom Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as it said it had cut costs and cleared more inventory, sending its shares up 10% in extended trading....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Over Fed minutes, a Trump-shaped shadow The one thing Federal Reserve officials were in broad agreement about at their last meeting was this: to not tip their hands about what happens next....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Japan says gaps remain with U.S. on trade after 'very tough' talks Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday there were still gaps that needed to be filled before Tokyo and Washington could agree on a bilateral trade deal and that negotiations with his U.S. counterpart were "very tough."...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the threat of violence was made during a phone call from an angry farmer....
06:51, 08/22/2019

U.S. judge confirms Citgo directors appointed by Venezuelan congress The Citgo Petroleum board of directors appointed by Venezuela's opposition congress chief was confirmed by a U.S. judge on Wednesday, ending a challenge by former directors loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Exclusive: Daimler to make Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China - sources German auto maker Daimler AG plans to build Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China by revamping truck plants owned by its local joint venture, according to a document seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the matter....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Oil inches higher after U.S. crude stocks drawdown, economic worries weigh Oil prices edged higher on Thursday after a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, but lingering concerns over the global economy and a build-up in U.S. refined product stocks kept a lid on gains....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Asia shares sit still, await clarity on Fed policy Asian shares went flat on Thursday as uncertainty over the outlook for both U.S. interest rates and the chance of global fiscal stimulus sucked the life out of markets....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Museum Day: More than 1,600 institutions across the country are free Sept. 21 Everything you need to know about Museum Day 2019, when more than 1,600 institutions in all 50 states will offer free admission.       ...
06:51, 08/22/2019

US home sales rose 2.5% in July despite concerns of affordability Housing affordability remains an issue for many would-be buyers, but the market saw increased purchases in July.       ...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Stocks shoot up as major retailers lead the way; Dow up 240 points Target soared, up roughly 17% after a surprising earnings report. Lowe's also jumped after beating forecasts.       ...
06:51, 08/22/2019

US has half a million fewer jobs than believed after big government revision There were 501,000 fewer jobs created from April 2018 to March 2019. Jobs in retail, hospitality and professional services were revised down sharply.       ...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Eminem's publisher sues Spotify over royalties, challenges Music Modernization Act Eight Mile Style sued Spotify in Nashville on Wednesday in a major copyright lawsuit that challenges the underpinnings of the landmark Music Modernization Act.       ...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Trump speech at Shell worksite raises a question: Should bosses mix business and politics? Tying workers pay to attending a Donald Trump speech was legal, but some question if it was the right thing to do.       ...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Viral: Fish With Two Mouths Shocks The Internet A woman fishing in upstate New York made a one-of-a-kind catch when she reeled in a fish with two mouths. Debbie Geddes caught the strange-looking fish while she was out on Lake Champlain with her......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Bethenny Frankel Is Leaving The Real Housewives of New York Forgive us as we're off to cry in the fish room. Bethenny Frankel is leaving The Real Housewives of New York ahead of the 12th season, according to Variety. "I have......
06:51, 08/22/2019

TV's Top Leading Man 2019: Vote in the Final 4 And here we are at the final four. After days and days and hours of voting, we're now down to four men from four different shows, all ready to battle it out for a spot in the final......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Yes, Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter Really Got Brody Jenner a Weed-Themed Birthday Gift What divorce filing? Mere hours have passed since Liam Hemsworth filed for divorce from Miley Cyrus, but that's already in the past for her and Kaitlynn Carter. Instead, they are......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Why Vanderpump Rules' Jax Taylor Is at Odds With Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Lisa Vanderpump's family of SUR-vers is struggling to keep their close bond intact. Now that production has officially wrapped on Season 8 of Vanderpump Rules, sources are sharing......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Bethenny Frankel Wants Us All To Reach For Our Dreams in Wake of RHONY Exit It's really, actually true: Bethenny Frankel really is leaving The Real Housewives of New York. After news broke of her exit from the Bravo reality show, the star wrote us all an......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Todd Chrisley Has ''Forgiven'' Daughter Lindsie But Stands By His Parenting Amid Extortion Claim Todd Chrisley knows what's best right now... and that's forgiveness. Last week, the 50-year-old reality TV personality and his wife Julie Chrisley were indicted for tax evasion......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Kim Kardashian Shares First Family Photo With All 4 Kids and Jokes It Was Nearly ''Impossible'' to Do There's nothing quite like a Kardashian family vacation, and Kim Kardashian's latest photos are proof. The KKW Beauty founder took to Instagram on Wednesday to post about her......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Jamie Foxx Defends Sela Vave From ''Home Wrecker'' Claims After Katie Holmes Split Jamie Foxx is setting the record straight on his rumored romance with singer Sela Vave. On the heels of his split from Katie Holmes, the rapper is addressing the numerous rumors......
06:51, 08/22/2019

What's Real? What's Not? Separating BH90210 Fact From Fiction When Fox announced BH90210, no one really quite understood what it would be. Sure, we knew that it would reunite the original, beloved stars of Beverly Hills, 90210 for a limited series......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Will Probably Cry If Veep Wins At the Emmys Again The series finale of Veep may have come and gone, but the journey for the cast isn't over yet. The show is nominated for nine Emmys this year, including outstanding comedy series,......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Beth Chapman's Daughter Says She ''Choked on Her Cancer'' in Her Harrowing Final Moments The Chapman family is still reeling from the loss of their beloved matriarch, Beth Chapman. Nearly two months after Dog the Bounty Hunter lost his wife to cancer, the couple's......
06:51, 08/22/2019

To Pet Owners, a Dog's Whimpering Sounds Just as Sad as an Infant's Cry Devoted pet owners are often said to treat their furry friends like children. A new study out Wednesday seems to show that’s not too far from the truth. The study found, among other things, that pet owners rated the sounds of a dog whimpering to be a...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Samsung Probably Got a Lot of Wedgies In High School A lot of people are really weird about the color of text message bubbles. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, a message can somehow be more offensive if it is presented on an iPhone within a green bubble instead of a blue bubble.Read more......
06:51, 08/22/2019

Your Xbox Is Listening to You, and So Are Microsoft’s Contractors Microsoft Xbox owners will bummed to learn that humans have been listening to some of their voice commands. Motherboard recently spoke to a number of Microsoft contractors who said they’d been hired by the company to review Xbox and Cortana voice com...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Hell Yeah, Netflix Rolls Out Feature for Finding New and Upcoming Releases in Its TV App The tsunami of streaming services that have sprung up like weeds in the last few years means we have more options than ever for on-demand entertainment. But if you’re not the kind of user who is content with watching reruns or hastily released garbag...
06:51, 08/22/2019

The Question of Whether or Not WeWork Is a Tech Company Has Been Answered Is WeWork, the sprawling chain of coworking spaces expanding across the country and abroad, a tech company? WeWork is sure scrambling to find reasons to claim so, because “tech” is apparently some kind of magic word that it thinks will justify its $4...
06:51, 08/22/2019

D23 Expo Is Doing Live Streams, But Probably Not the Panels You Most Want to See D23 Expo 2019 starts on Friday and, with it, fans should expect major news from all sides of the Disney kingdom. We’re talking movies, streaming, theme parks, merchandise, pretty much everything...except what’s going to happen with Spider-Man. Read m...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Jay Inslee Ends Presidential Bid Washington Governor Jay Inslee, whose campaign was focused on encouraging badly needed actions to confront the climate crisis, ended his presidential bid Wednesday.Read more......
06:51, 08/22/2019

4 Wild Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi TV Projects That Had Nothing to Do With Star Trek He’s first and foremost the Star Trek guy, but the creative mind of Gene Roddenberry—born this week in 1921—also ventured far beyond the voyages of the Enterprise. A quartet of awesomely bizarre TV projects he made in the years between Star Trek and...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Brazil's President Is Full of Shit Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—the far-right climate denier who assumed office this year and immediately began gutting Brazil’s environmental agencies and regulations—recently suggested humans can slow their destruction of Earth’s biosphere by on...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Miami Dolphins player responds to coach playing Jay-Z at practice amid controversy over rapper's NFL deal Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills responded to his head coach playing several songs by Jay-Z during Wednesday's practice by blasting tracks from the Brooklyn rapper's archrival....
06:51, 08/22/2019

Thomas will be keeping eye on 2 sets of scores at East Lake East Lake notes: Thomas wants lowest score regardless of FedEx Cup; McIlroy holding out hope for Player of Year consideration if he wins        ...
06:51, 08/22/2019

Former OMB director says a halt in US consumer spending would bring on a recession Jim Nussle, a former Office of Management and Budget director, told CNBC that a strong U.S. consumer is the only thing keeping the country from recession....
04:51, 08/22/2019

U.S. added 501K fewer jobs last year than previously reported The U.S. Labor Department revised down total job gains data from early 2018 through the first quarter of this year by about half a million jobs from an earlier report on Wednesday....
04:51, 08/22/2019

CBO says Trump's tariffs hurting economic growth The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that the White House's trade policies, in particular its use of tariffs, has become a drag on economic growth and could cost families more than $500 a year....
04:51, 08/22/2019

Boeing to hire 'few hundred' workers to support grounded 737 MAX Boeing needs a “few hundred” temporary employees to help oversee its grounded fleet of 737 MAX jets as the company works to return the planes to the skies....
04:51, 08/22/2019

No mention of 'Medicare for all' from Warren or Sanders at union event Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, speaking at an Iowa labor event for 2020 Democrats, both conspicuously omitted one of the most contentious issues of the 2020 primary: a total government takeover of the healthcare system....
04:51, 08/22/2019

Democrats want to keep tariffs off EU olive oil Nineteen Democrats wrote U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Wednesday to demand that the U.S. ensure that olive oil imported from Europe remain tariff-free....
04:51, 08/22/2019

AFL-CIO's Trumka warns Democratic union endorsement not automatic AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warned Democrats on Wednesday that they could not take union endorsements for granted and would have to meet a higher bar this election cycle to get them. The leader of the nation's largest labor federation also urged...
04:51, 08/22/2019

Microplastic pollution is everywhere, but not necessarily a risk to human health Tiny plastic particles known as microplastics are “everywhere – including in our drinking-water”, but they are not necessarily a risk to human health, UN experts said on Thursday....
04:51, 08/22/2019

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Yemen aid programmes closing, Guterres Idlib concern, Somalia insecurity, honouring terror victims Today’s stories: aid money promised for Yemen fails to materialize, prospects of new Idlib conflict put millions at risk, new Sudanese transitional government welcomed by UN chief, insecurity threatens Somalia progress....
04:51, 08/22/2019

Obscure pink seaweed may help reduce global carbon emissions Marine scientists around the world are seeking a way to mass produce an obscure tropical pink seaweed that can stop cows from burping so much methane gas....
04:51, 08/22/2019

Ireland High Court nixes planned strike by Ryanair pilots The High Court of Ireland moved Wednesday to block a planned strike by Ryanair pilots, granting an injunction to halt the work stoppage less than a day after it was set to begin....
04:51, 08/22/2019

Greece pledges no help for Iranian tanker after U.S. warning Greece said Wednesday it won't allow a controversial Iranian oil tanker to pass through territorial waters on its way to Syria, following a stern warning from the United States....
04:51, 08/22/2019

China reveals new counterterrorism unit in Xinjiang China has formed a new counterterrorist special ops unit in Xinjiang, where Beijing has cracked down on suspected dissidents, placing them in "reeducation camps."...
04:51, 08/22/2019

Houthi rebels down U.S. drone over Yemen, reports say A U.S. surveillance drone was shot out of the skies over Yemen this week by a surface-to-air missile the Pentagon believes was given to Houthi rebels by Iran....
04:51, 08/22/2019

Dive team creates first 4K images of Titanic wreckage A manned submersible explored the Titanic for the first time in 14 years and took the first 4K images of the wreckage, a production company behind a forthcoming documentary said Wednesday....
04:51, 08/22/2019

Eastern Pacific Ocean gives birth to Tropical Storm Ivo Newly formed Tropical Storm Ivo is forecast to hug the west coast of Mexico into this weekend, while a second feature is now much less likely to have significant impact on Hawaii early next week....
04:51, 08/22/2019

Australia and New Zealand’s Central Banks Are Leading What Seems to Be a Race to the Bottom Australia and New Zealand’s central banks are pondering what until recently seemed unthinkable: deploying the types of extreme monetary policies that were spawned globally by the 2008 global financial crisis. Bond-purchase programs and negative inter...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Federal Reserve officials were divided on whether to cut rates, meeting minutes show The president pressured Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell to make deeper rate cuts, but most Fed officials want to see more data before rolling out further reductions....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Business Roundtable rewrites role of CEOs but offers few prescriptions The statement , which comes amid rising income inequality, shifting expectations from the public regarding corporate behavior and a political climate that is increasingly hostile to big business, sparked questions over where it left shareholders....
04:17, 08/22/2019

How to Share Your Music in macOS Catalina When macOS Catalina finally drops, you’re going to notice a number of big changes. One of the more memorable ones is Apple’s grand transformation of iTunes into standalone Music, Video, and Podcast apps. We love the move, but it does lead to a few qu...
04:17, 08/22/2019

You Should Increase Your Retirement Contribution, Like, Now There’s good news for Americans saving for retirement: We’re getting better and better at actually doing it, according to a new survey from Bankrate.com. The percentage of people who have increased their contributions in the past year has almost doub...
04:17, 08/22/2019

How to Calm Rowdy Kids, According to Teachers The idea of throwing a party for a gaggle of your kid’s friends sounds great in theory, but dealing with an additional five (six? Eight? A dozen?) children requires a special set of skills—the very kind a teacher has, in spades....
04:17, 08/22/2019

How to Encourage Kindness in Kids We teach our kids kindness by modeling kindness ourselves, talking to them about kindness, and praising them when we catch them being kind. We can also teach it with fuzzy pom-pom balls....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Put Brown Butter on Summer Produce Picking fresh produce and eating fresh produce are two of my favorite summertime activities. I make “salads” that are really just piles of raw corn, eat juicy peaches over the sink, and down bowls of berries swimming in heavy cream. I never had much...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Don't Download the Latest Fortnite Aimbot—It's Malware I’m terrible at Fortnite—so much so that even using some kind of aimbot or other hack to “improve” my matches would probably only make me as decent as a regular Fortnite player. Still, I won’t be trying out any Fortnite hacks I find online, especiall...
04:17, 08/22/2019

MoviePass Customers: Check Your Credit Card Statements for Fraudulent Charges If you’re a MoviePass customer, you might want to take an extra close look at your credit card statements—or considering replacing your card altogether....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Is Real Estate Crowdfunding a Good Investment? Ask a rich person how they got rich, and there’s a good chance they’ll say they invested in real estate. In fact, real estate is generally accepted as one of the most solid ways to build wealth. That’s why there’s no shortage of people who long to bu...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Amazon Prime Student Members: Get 40% Off an Echo Device Right Now If you’re an Amazon Prime Student member, Amazon is running a pretty solid Back to School deal right now on Echo devices that allows you to get 40% off a device for your dorm room....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Why You Need the 'Google Go' App on Your Older Android Device Despite being associated with some of the biggest technologies and most popular devices currently available, Google also develops products and services for places with limited infrastructure and resources. One of these products, the streamlined searc...
04:17, 08/22/2019

How to survive an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet Ah, sushi—that most delicate and indulgent of dinners (or, if you’re an absolute daredevil with a death wish, the most dangerous thing to grab from a Walgreen’s end cap). Sushi places have been a staple in America since the 80s; born from post-war cu...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Focus on Your Kids' Health, Not Their Weight Recently WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, introduced a “health coaching” app for kids called Kurbo. It’s obviously meant for weight loss, even though dieting isn’t appropriate for many kids, and can lead to disordered eating. Health...
04:17, 08/22/2019

When to Use 'I.e.' and 'E.g.' Before there was LOL and TLDR and STFU, we had other abbreviations that helped us to quickly and easily convey ideas. These still have a useful place in our writing, because they still help us quickly and easily convey ideas. They are i.e. and e.g., ...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Finally, a Hack for Reaching Your Marmite It happens to all of us: You get down near the bottom of your Marmite jar, but you can’t reach that last bit. Eventually your fridge or cupboard, whichever is appropriate, is full of almost-empty jars of Marmite you can’t bear to throw out. Just like...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Instagram Doesn't Own Your Photos, But They Can Still Use Them Forever Earlier this week, Judd Apatow, Debra Messing, and Rick Perry⁠—the Secretary of Energy and guy in control of all our nuclear weapons⁠—fell for a lie that’s been circulating on Instagram: that Instagram changed its policies so that they could use all ...
04:17, 08/22/2019

What to Do When You Receive a Takedown Request On Monday, YouTube filed a lawsuit against one of its users for extorting others through false copyright strikes; after submitting unverified copyright claims on videos, the user in question would demand a payment (like $300 by Paypal or $200 in Bit...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Now's the Best Time to Try Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Browser Microsoft’s speedy Chromium-based Edge browser has been available in both developer and canary builds (not mention leaked versions) for months. Now that the company has officially launched a more stable “beta” channel of the browser, you might want t...
04:17, 08/22/2019

How to Establish a Gym Habit, Based on Your Goals People who go to the gym every day tend to be happy with their habit—that’s why they keep coming back. But plenty of folks aspire to do that, and haven’t quite figured out how. Since I am one of those people (I even work out on vacation, sorry) I’d l...
04:17, 08/22/2019

IBM joins Linux Foundation AI to promote open source trusted AI workflows As AI spreads like wildfire through the enterprise, IBM is stepping up efforts to promote open source tools for building fair, robust and explainable AI systems....
04:17, 08/22/2019

These headphones make Apple's AirPods look inhuman A startup called Human Inc. creates wireless over-ear headphones that may look slightly more visually alluring than AirPods. You see, they're just two ear-muffs....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Drops app: Learn a language during your five-minute break If you have five minutes to spare, how to best can you use that time? Do you go for another coffee, run, or play a game? You could learn a new language instead...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Microsoft's Skype-to-phone calling service is now registered as a telecom service in the Netherlands Microsoft's Skype service for calling landlines and mobile phones officially has been designated as a telecom service in the Netherlands and is required to meet the same obligations as other telco services....
04:17, 08/22/2019

With Chromium-based Edge, has Microsoft finally found a viable browser strategy? For more than a decade, Microsoft’s browser developers have been wandering in the wilderness. Will the move to an open-source engine and a renewed focus on privacy finally bring Edge into the mainstream?...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Hotspot Shield review: Here's a VPN that actually lives up to its hype It's rare that we're surprised by a product. Over-the-top hype in a superheated market is usually just that, hype. But Hotspot Shield actually lived up to the hype. Our independent performance tests confirmed the company's claims....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Cerebras CEO talks about the big implications for machine learning in company’s big chip Silicon Valley startup Cerebras Systems on Monday unveiled the world's largest chip, designed especially for AI. Cerebras CEO and co-founder Andrew Feldman talks with ZDNet about some of the implications for training of deep learning networks....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Nvidia Rapids cuGraph: Making graph analysis ubiquitous A new open-source library by Nvidia could be the secret ingredient to advancing analytics and making graph databases faster. The key: parallel processing on Nvidia GPUs....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Scientists at an aquarium just figured out how to save Florida’s ‘Great Barrier Reef’ Scientists in Florida may have just saved the the third largest coral reef on the planet. Florida Aquarium Senior Coral Scientist Keri O’Neil, aka “The Coral Whisperer,” and her team of researchers today announced they’d successfully spawned Atlantic...
04:17, 08/22/2019

This Sony patent could mean the PlayStation 5 will actually be the PlayStation V Sony Interactive Entertainment reportedly filed a recent patent for what appears to be a new gaming console, complete with drawings indicating it will have a radical design featuring a V-shaped indent on top. The ‘leak’ comes to us from Let’s Go Digi...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Microsoft is listening to you via your Xbox One If you haven’t had enough stories about contractors listening in on your conversations, good news: we’ve found even more of them. This time the contractors in question work for Microsoft and have been listening to you through your trusty Xbox One. Th...
04:17, 08/22/2019

This AI-powered text generator is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen — and you can try it OpenAI, a nonprofit focused on creating human-level artificial intelligence, just released an update to its GPT-2 text generator. I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that, after trying it, I’m legitimately terrified for the future of humanity if we d...
04:17, 08/22/2019

4chan users pose as Jews to peddle anti-Semitic propaganda on Twitter A group of 4chan users have taken to Twitter, impersonating Jews and promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories following a call to arms on the popular message board. In the original post, the unknown user urged readers to “create a massive movement ...
04:17, 08/22/2019

Four players added to Tennis Hall of Fame ballot Former world No. 1 men's doubles tennis star Jonas Bjorkman was one of four players added Wednesday to the ballot for 2020 induction into the International Hall of Fame....
04:17, 08/22/2019

How to watch the golf's 2019 Tour Championship, odds to win Justin Thomas is the favorite to win the 2019 Tour Championship and claim the 2019 FedExCup after winning the BMW Championship. Here is how to watch this weekend's season-ending tournament and the other best bets....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Umpire from Serena Williams tiff won't work her U.S. Open tennis matches Carlos Ramos, the chair umpire involved in a heated exchange with Serena Williams at the 2018 U.S. Open final, will not work any of the Williams sisters' matches at the 2019 U.S. Open....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Venice fines architect $86K for tourist-unfriendly bridge Venice, Italy, has fined Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava €78,000 ($86,000) for what the city deemed as design flaws on the Constitution Bridge that spans the Grand Canal....
04:17, 08/22/2019

The other Tuscany: Turning back time in Barga and Lucca These two jewels of Tuscany need to be on your travel list. Let's explore tiny Barga, then travel through countryside of Garfagnana and end up in the walled city of Lucca....
04:17, 08/22/2019

A girl felt bad after taking a rock from a national park, so she mailed it back and apologized in an adorable letter After pocketing a rock on her trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a young visitor felt guilty. So she sent the rock back with an adorable letter. Find out how park rangers reacted....
04:17, 08/22/2019

Maxx Force launch coaster: 0 to 78 mph in less than 2 seconds To achieve maximum speed on most roller coasters, you slowly pull out of the loading station and ascend to the crest of that first hill with the assist of a chain lift -- and then take a dramatic first drop....
04:17, 08/22/2019

YouTuber’s Surprise Discovery Gives Parents Last Look at Son They Lost Rich Abernathy was filming a dive for YouTube when he found an old GoPro partly buried in the muck. “It’s like he’s right here,” said Robin McCrear of seeing the video footage of her son, Richard Lee Ragland III, who died in 2017....
03:51, 08/22/2019

Don't count surfer John John Florence out of the Olympic running Six weeks after an ACL reconstruction, the two-time world surfing champion says his Olympic dream is still alive. We caught up with him ahead of the Tahiti Pro as he recovers at home in Oahu....
03:51, 08/22/2019

Why most tennis coaches remain on the sideline A year after Serena Williams' controversial code violation at the US Open, the debate continues over whether to allow some form of coaching at the sport's top levels....
03:51, 08/22/2019

Kovalev fights Yarde on Saturday, is Canelo next? A successful WBO light heavyweight title defense against Anthony Yarde on Saturday could lead Sergey Kovalev to a fight with Canelo Alvarez and the hefty payday that comes with it....
03:51, 08/22/2019

What to watch on ACC Network ACC Network launches Thursday with approximately 450 live contests set to air annually. Here's your guide to make sure you catch all the biggest events this fall and beyond....
03:51, 08/22/2019

As Stipe Miocic moves into pound-for-pound rankings, who falls out? Stipe Miocic regained the UFC heavyweight title to stake his claim on a spot in the men's top 10. To make room, another champion dropped out of the rankings....
03:51, 08/22/2019

Is the new FedEx Cup scoring format good, bad or just different? The FedEx Cup ends with the Tour Championship, a staggered scoring start and one winner. The change has received a lot of attention. Now we'll find out if it was all worth it....
03:51, 08/22/2019

Body by ... Phil? Mickelson's physical transformation continues Phil Mickelson likes to talk about his calves. The world got a look at the rest of his body thanks to a beach day his sister shared with the world on social media....
03:51, 08/22/2019

Pop's plans, scrimmage woes and more big takeaways Which star has been most impressive in camp? Should Pop be worried about this roster? Check out the biggest talking points ahead of Team USA's World Cup journey....
03:51, 08/22/2019

100 years of greatness: The best players ever in NFL history It's an all-star team 100 years in the making. The history of the NFL is full of stars, but how do you build a starting lineup of the best of the best?...
03:51, 08/22/2019

XFL reveals names, logos for its eight teams The names, along with logos, of the XFL's eight teams were revealed Wednesday: the Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks, Seattle Dragons, Tampa Bay Vipers and Washington Defenders....
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Jets' Bell: 'Need' teammates to hit me in practice Jets running back Le'Veon Bell, who is being held out of preseason games as a precaution, wants to get his body acclimated to contact before Week 1 and is asking his teammates to tackle him in practice....
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Nagy defends Bears' kicker search amid backlash Bears coach Matt Nagy defended how his team has conducted its search for a kicker after several of those who auditioned for the team criticized the process to Sports Illustrated....
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O's allow 258th HR of season, tying MLB record The Orioles surrendered their 258th home run of the season Wednesday night at Camden Yards, tying the 2016 Reds for most homers allowed by a team in a single campaign....
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'You're the guy with the ball to the crotch': The inside story behind the funniest baseball card ever made Thirty years ago, Keith Comstock turned a routine minor league baseball card shoot into an unforgettable baseball-to-the-groin image. This is how the legendary card came to be, in the former pitcher's own words....
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Yes But How Does The Archetypal Drift Car Handle The Nürburgring It’s abundantly clear that any yahoo can turn an S13 Nissan 200SX into a drift car. But what’s it like turning one into a “Ring tool,” as they say around the Nürburgring? What’s it like lapping one on the Nordschleife? Well, it looks, uh, maybe as si...
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'Internet Language' Creates Community - and Creates Division If I started a sentence with "Ermahgerd," misspelled "the" as "teh" or dropped a "1" in a string of exclamation points, and that sentence made sense to you - congratulations: You're an Internet......
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Facebook Confirms Hiring Journalists to Curate Its News Tab Facebook on Tuesday confirmed plans for a News Tab that will be edited by seasoned journalists, in a departure from its longstanding practice of letting algorithms dictate a user's experience....
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MoviePass User Records Said to Have Been Exposed on Public Server MoviePass has reportedly exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers and personal credit cards because a critical server was not protected with a password....
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Xiaomi Doesn't Expect Economic Slowdown to Impact Smartphones in India With economic slowdown beginning to adversely affect several industries in India, Xiaomi India said on Wednesday that smartphone sales would remain insulated from the impact as the festive season......
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iPhone 11 to Be Bundled With Fast Charging USB Type-C Charger: Report iPhone 11 will come bundled with a USB Type-C charger and a USB Type-C to Lightning cable, according to charging peripherals-focussed website ChargerLab....
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Realme 5 vs Redmi Note 7S Realme 5 is here and it is all set to go on sale in India for the first time next week. We take a look at exactly how the Realme 5 fares against the Redmi Note 7s on paper....
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Facebook, Twitter's China Accounts Action Show Disinformation Going Global Facebook and Twitter's decision to crack down on fake accounts tied to China underscores how Silicon Valley's disinformation challenges have gone global....
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Mi A3 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro Mi A3 price in India is set at Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while Redmi Note 7 Pro price starts at Rs. 13,999 for the same 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration....
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HTC Wildfire X to Go on Sale in India Today: All You Need to Know HTC Wildfire X price in India starts at Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage option, while its 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant carries a price tag of at Rs. 13,999....
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Human Bone Found at Orkney’s Neolithic Cathedral, Ness of Brodgar Archaeologists excavating a vast Neolithic cathedral at Ness of Brodgar on the Scottish island of Orkney have made the rare discovery of a human arm bone.  ...
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Parkland Shooting Survivors Just Proposed Aggressive New Gun Restrictions. Here’s What’s in Their Plan March For Our Lives, the group founded by Parkland school shooting survivors, introduced an aggressive plan on Wednesday that calls for of sweeping gun restriction across the country. The proposals include raising the minimum age to buy a gun to 21, ...
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Trump Reverses Course on Gun Control Again, Says He Backs Tighter Background Checks (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls “loopholes” doesn’t clear the way for more gun contro...
03:51, 08/22/2019

President Trump Again Claims He Can Abolish Birthright Citizenship – But Legal Precedent Isn’t on His Side (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was looking “very seriously” at ending the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil. Trump spoke to reporters as he departed the White House f...
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Electoral College Members Don’t Have to Follow the Will of Voters, Appeals Court Rules (DENVER) — A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren’t bound by the popular vote in their states. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday th...
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Gov. Jay Inslee Ends His 2020 Presidential Bid (OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Inslee announced his decisio...
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Asia trades mostly higher following overnight gains on Wall Street Japanese manufacturing activity shrank for a fourth straight month in August as export orders fell at a sharper pace, Reuters reported citing a preliminary business survey....
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County cricket: Somerset and Yorkshire wins boost title hopes – as it happened Yorkshire beat Nottinghamshire by 143 runs to close the gap on Essex, while Somerset are just two points behind the leaders after beating Warwickshire 6.25pm BST Somerset successfully chased 258 at Edgbaston to beat Warwickshire and close the gap to ...
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Former Bury FC director chains herself to drainpipe to save club The club will be expelled from English Football League unless it provides evidence of solvency A former director of Bury FC has chained herself to a drainpipe at the club’s stadium in a bid to save the beleaguered team from impending extinction.The c...
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World Cups rebranded in effort to achieve gender neutrality in rugby • Gender will be no longer included in tournament names• World Rugby calls move ‘ultimate statement of equality’World Rugby has rebranded its men’s and women’s World Cups in an effort to achieve gender neutrality in the sport. The competitions will n...
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Joe Root’s England fired up to burst through ‘huge hole’ in Australia • England aim to capitalise on Steve Smith’s enforced absence • Jofra Archer to spearhead bid to square Ashes in third TestJoe Root believes England are ready to pounce on the absence of Steve Smith and heap more pressure on Australia using the fast ...
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Ben Te’o signs for Toulon, effectively ending England career • Te’o omitted from World Cup squad after training altercation• Move to France rules out call-up in event of injuryBen Te’o has effectively brought an end to his England career by signing for Toulon on a short-term contract, having been left out of E...
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Manu Tuilagi admits he hid injury that led to extended England layoff • ‘I wasn’t honest with the physios, it was stupid,’ says centre• Tuilagi set to feature in his ninth consecutive TestManu Tuilagi has revealed how he could have avoided more than a year of his injury layoff if he had come clean regarding his initial...
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Jack de Belin drops appeal against NRL's no-fault stand down rule Agreement reached between partiesDragons player has pleaded not guilty to rape chargesSidelined St George Illawarra star Jack de Belin has abandoned his Federal Court appeal over the NRL’s contentious stand-down policy.The appeal by the 28-year-old, ...
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Phil Parkinson resigns as Bolton manager amid off-pitch chaos • Bolton say ‘the matter is being considered’• Club called off game against Doncaster on TuesdayBolton Wanderers are now without a manager after Phil Parkinson and his assistant, Steve Parkin, resigned from the beleaguered club.Parkinson’s decision i...
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West Ham need Jack Wilshere to show his class and justify expensive gamble | Jacob Steinberg Manuel Pellegrini has put faith in player who must rediscover spark and prove he can handle rigours of the Premier LeagueIt did not take long for some people at West Ham to develop doubts about the wisdom of signing Jack Wilshere. The misplaced early...
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Champions League roundup: Olympiakos thrash Krasnodar Greek champions win 4-0, Dinamo Zagreb beat RosenbergYoung Boys held by Red Star Belgrade Olympiacos look set to reach the Champions League group stage after they beat Russian side Krasnodar 4-0. Miguel Ángel Guerrero opened the scoring, while Lazar ...
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Championship roundup: Eddie Nketiah pounces to put Leeds back on top • On-loan Arsenal striker strikes late to sink Brentford• Swansea win again as Charlton are held by ForestEddie Nketiah is already making an impact at Leeds, the on-loan Arsenal striker scoring his second goal for the club to seal a 1-0 home win over...
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Ivan Cavaleiro double leads ruthless Fulham’s romp against Millwall This was the night Fulham bared their teeth back in the Championship. Their front three had always felt the envy of the division but in running amok so ruthlessly to dismantle a normally robust Millwall team they reminded fellow contenders of their p...
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Bury are an extension of family, losing them would devastate a community | James Bentley Two bad owners have driven Bury to the brink, but a club is more than its owners and it should not be allowed to dieWhen my great‑grandfather, Thomas Watts, was captured during the first world war, I can only imagine what thoughts filled his head dur...
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Merkel: Backstop alternative might be found in 30 days Boris Johnson will meet French president Emmanuel Macron later today where he is likely to receive a more brutal assessment of the EU's position on Brexit than that given by the German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday....
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Amazon Seeks New Local Vendors in Israel as It Eyes Expansion Amazon is looking for additional vendors in Israel to bolster its service in the country, a move that comes as the e-commerce company prepares to launch a local-language website to tap the fast-growing Middle East market....
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U.S. Job Growth Weaker Through March Than Earlier Reported, New Data Show The Labor Department lowered its estimate of total U.S. employment in March by 501,000, or 0.3%, as part of an annual report that uses state unemployment records to give a more precise snapshot of the job market....
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Options Dwindle to Boost U.S. Economic Growth After debating for days whether the U.S. is going into an economic downturn, Washington policy makers and Wall Street investors on Wednesday barreled into an even more difficult problem: There are few good options to deal with one if it happens....
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'The Simpsons' gets political, mocks Donald Trump with 'West Side Story' musical parody “The Simpsons” is taking a shot directly at President Donald Trump, and it’s using a mix of the Squad, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and “West Side Story” to do it....
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'Angel Has Fallen' cast explains movie's connection to military first responders: 'They’re real human beings' The cast of the upcoming film “Angel has Fallen” explained that they hope the movie will make viewers think about the lives of military first responders....
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Country music star Drake White reveals brain disease diagnosis Country musician Drake White, who collapsed last week while performing on stage in Roanoke, VA, has revealed he was diagnosed with a debilitating brain disease....
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Loch Ness monster: Scientists tease 'plausible theory' We might be able to safely discount the existence of werewolves and zombies, but scientists say they are about to reveal a "plausible theory" about one monster long rumoured to dwell in the waters of Loch Ness....
03:17, 08/22/2019

New stegosaurus discovered by British team in Morocco The makers of the next Jurassic Park film could have a new dinosaur to play with after scientists discovered a never-before-seen species of stegosaurus that could also be the oldest of its kind....
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Still got your old Nokia? Britons hoarding millions of gadgets It might be time to finally take that Nokia 3310 out of your desk drawer and get the Super Nintendo out of the loft, as UK households have been told they are hoarding too many old and unused gadgets....
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Trans Mountain restarting pipeline construction ‘not reason to celebrate’: Jason Kenney Alberta's premier says Trans Mountain announcing it will resume construction on its pipeline expansion project is a step forward, but not a reason to celebrate....
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Splunk to buy cloud software firm SignalFx in $1 bln deal Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc on Wednesday said it would acquire SignalFx, which makes software for the cloud, in a cash and stock deal for about $1.05 billion....
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CORRECTED-Anglo American agrees to earlier community payout in Peru after protests Anglo American PLC will spend some $30 million on community projects near its Quellaveco copper project in Peru three years earlier than planned after protests threatened to disrupt construction last week, a company manager said on Wednesday....
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UPDATE 1-Splunk to buy cloud software firm SignalFx in $1 bln deal Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc on Wednesday said it would acquire privately held SignalFx, which makes software for the cloud, in a cash and stock deal for about $1.05 billion....
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CORRECTED-Nordstrom misses quarterly revenue estimates Department store chain Nordstrom Inc reported quarterly sales below analysts' expectations on Wednesday, as the upscale retailer struggled to attract shoppers to both its full-price and off-price stores....
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U.S. lawmakers say tariffs on EU olive oil pit Trump trade policy against demand U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the U.S. Trade Representative's Office not to impose new import tariffs on European olive oil, warning they could lead to an olive oil shortage and higher prices in the United States....
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UPDATE 1-U.S. farmers, lawmakers dial up pressure on Trump over biofuel policy The agriculture and biofuel industries and their U.S. congressional allies ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday over the relief he has given oil refiners from rules requiring use of biofuels....
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Pentagon ends Boeing 'kill vehicle' contract, cites technical problems The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it is canceling a Boeing Co contract for a "kill vehicle" due to technical design problems after spending $1.2 billion on the project....
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UPDATE 1-Alberta's smaller oil producers eye output boost after curbs lifted WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 21 (Reuters) - S mall and mid-sized Alberta oil producers are looking to increase drilling as early as this autumn after the Canadian province exempted a dozen of them from government-mandated oil production c...
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Brazil adds postal service, Santos port operator to privatization plan The Brazilian government on Wednesday added nine more companies to the list of state-controlled firms to be privatized, including the national postal service Correios and Codesp, the company managing Latin America's largest port in Santos....
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Mali's new mining code ends tax exemptions, other protections Mining companies operating in Mali will no longer be exempt from VAT during production and will have a shorter period of protection from fiscal changes, according to a new mining code announced by the Mines Ministry on Wednesday....
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UPDATE 2-Nordstrom beats profit estimates as it clears inventory faster and sells more online Upscale U.S. retailer Nordstrom Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as it said it had cut costs and cleared more inventory, sending its shares up 10% in extended trading....
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UPDATE 4-E-cigarette firms probed over health concerns by U.S. House panel Four dominant e-cigarette manufacturers face a probe into the health impacts of their products, as the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee asked on Wednesday about the firms' research and marketing practices....
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UPDATE 3-Argentine presidential front-runner seeks alternatives to austerity -advisers Economic advisers to Argentina's presidential front-runner and opposition leader Alberto Fernandez said he would seek alternatives to the current administration's austerity measures in a meeting with the new Treasury Minister on Wednesday....
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares find support, still waiting on stimulus Asian shares edged ahead on Thursday after Wall Street got a boost from strong retail results, while bonds retreated as U.S. policy makers sounded conflicted on whether to cut interest rates as sharply as markets were wagering....
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UPDATE 1-Trump attacks Ford Motor for not backing fuel economy rollback U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on automakers on Wednesday for not backing his administration's plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules, singling out Ford Motor Co in particular for backing a deal with California ...
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Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently A novel system developed by MIT researchers automatically “learns” how to schedule data-processing operations across thousands of servers — a task traditionally reserved for imprecise, human-designed algorithms. Doing so could help today’s power-hung...
03:17, 08/22/2019

Jumia Fires Employees After Investigation of Sales Practices Jumia Technologies, the company behind the biggest e-commerce business across Africa, said it has fired employees and suspended others after investigations of improper sales practices....
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Phoenix Police Now Required to Self-Report Every Time They Point a Gun at Someone: ‘That’s a Traumatic Event’ Phoenix is well known for its oppressive heat and obnoxious Republicans. But with police misconduct rapidly working its way up the power rankings, city officials have announced that Phoenix officers will now be required to document every instance in ...
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Twisted Logic: Walmart Goes Easy on Guns, But Is Still Holding Black Beauty Products Under Lock and Key On Aug. 4, an El Paso, Texas, Walmart was the site of one of the deadliest mass shootings in the history of this country, sparking renewed debate about whether the retailer should still be in the gun business. This, after its Beavercreek, Ohio, locat...
02:51, 08/22/2019

Lying-Ass Sean Spicer to Compete on Dancing With the Stars The fall for lying white men from the Trump administration is never really a fall. In fact, the “fall” is really just a series of shitty interviews in which the former White House employee laughs about the lies he told or basically sells himself as a...
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Amid Her Battle to Run, Caster Semenya Calls Out Her Competitors: 'I've Never Felt Recognized; Mostly by Women' Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic champion. She is also in the face-off of her career over her ability to compete, due to her naturally elevated testosterone levels. Most recently, the middle-distance runner was sidelined from defending her world ...
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Trump Quotes Conservative Conspiracy Theorist Who Calls Him the ‘King of Israel’ and ‘The Second Coming of God’ Wayne Allyn Root, a conservative Christian radio host who hasn’t met a conspiracy theory that he hasn’t pushed to his batshit crazy audience of listeners, called Trump the “King of Israel” and the “Second coming of God,” and all Trump heard was “King...
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Kawhi Leonard Donates One Million Backpacks to Students in Los Angeles: ‘This Felt Like the Right Way to Get Started’ Since signing with the Los Angeles Clippers in July, NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard has spent his summer acclimating to his new surroundings after crushing the hopes and dreams of Lakers fans throughout the city. But in his efforts to endear himself to ...
02:51, 08/22/2019

Has Coco Gauff Got Next? The 15-Year-Old Tennis Phenom Lands the Cover of Teen Vogue “I just want to win more. I love winning more than I hate losing,” says Cori “Coco” Gauff. And since upsetting her idol, Venus Williams, at Wimbledon—her first Grand Slam event, in which she emerged the youngest female player to win a main-draw Wimbl...
02:51, 08/22/2019

Marianne Williamson Explains Her Controversial Views on Prescription Drugs and Why Black People Should Vote for Her During her sitdown interview with The Root, Marianne Williamson balked at suggestions that her dearth of experience in electoral politics makes her unqualified to be in the White House, saying that “Politicians are not the only people who sit around ...
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Did Forever President Obama Punk Trump Out of Visiting Denmark? While all the news has been about Donald Trump canceling a planned trip to Denmark because the Danish prime minister found claims that the president was looking into buying Greenland bogus AF, it turns out that the real story might be that Trump fear...
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Allegations With the integrity of the Philadelphia police department crippled by allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, commissioner Richard Ross made the abrupt decision to resign on Tuesday....
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Pose Reminds Us How Important Chosen Families Are As I’ve noted before, FX’s Pose not only entertains but is out here saving lives. That little young LGBTQ+ child who is confused about their existence and questioning their worth can now turn on their television or streaming service and be greeted wi...
02:51, 08/22/2019

Cyntoia Brown Releases Debut Book Cover, Says She's 'Loving Every Single Thing' About Her Freedom Two weeks after her release in prison, Cyntoia Brown is sharing what’s she’s been enjoying the most about her freedom: the simple things....
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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 8: But Will It Really Tip the Scales? For everyone who thinks 22 days of veganism will get you bodied like Beyoncé (or think that I think it will), think again—or so says my scale, which this morning registered approximately a pound of weight loss after a week of loosely following the 22...
02:51, 08/22/2019

Pan Am Games Protesters Get Probation. Olympians Get a Warning. Two athletes who protested the national anthem at a recent competition were placed on 12 months’ probation. But stopping other competitors from making political stands at next year’s Tokyo Olympics won’t be easy....
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Pro athletes unite to bring wheelchair basketball and healing to those trapped in war Wheelchair basketball is transforming the lives of those caught in the crossfire of conflict, disease and poverty – spurred by the International Committee of the Red Cross and two pro American players....
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Baby born by C-section after parents involved in 'scary' car accident while heading to hospital A British couple welcomed their baby girl weeks early after they were involved in a car accident — which left them both with broken ankles — on the way to the doctor for an appointment. ...
02:17, 08/22/2019

Dwayne Johnson leads Forbes list of highest-paid actors Action movie hero Dwayne Johnson, star of the "Jumanji" and "Fast and Furious" franchises, topped the annual list of the world's highest-paid actors, Forbes magazine reported on Wednesday....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Hollywood actor Tim Roth says rise of populism hurt British politics Hollywood star Tim Roth, who launched his acting career playing a racist skinhead in 1980s Britain, said on Wednesday that the "odium of populism" had led to a deterioration in British politics and beyond....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Mexican musician Celso Pina, accordion 'rebel,' dies at 66 Mexican musician Celso Pina, famed as "the rebel of the accordion" for mixing eclectic styles with traditional Colombian cumbia, died on Wednesday of a heart attack in his hometown of Monterrey, his record label La Tuna Records said....
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Obamas make their Hollywood movie debut with 'American Factory' Barack and Michelle Obama made their Hollywood debut on Wednesday with a documentary set in industrial Ohio that film reviewers are calling compelling and timely....
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'Lady and the Tramp': Monte the dog goes from shelter to movie mutt starring role The first look of the live-action "Lady and the Tramp" has dropped. Meet the shelter rescue dog who is now starring as Tramp.        ...
02:17, 08/22/2019

All 43 movies that hit $1 billion at the box office (including 'Toy Story 4') From "The Dark Knight" to "Avengers: Endgame" and "Toy Story 4," all the movies that have earned $1 billion or more at the worldwide box office.        ...
02:17, 08/22/2019

Watch some Florida panthers display 'neurological damage' while walking on their back legs Footage shows panthers (mostly kittens) and one adult bobcat displaying varying degrees of trouble walking or difficulty coordinating their back legs.        ...
02:17, 08/22/2019

Man arrested on charges he threatened to 'shoot up' Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. A Tennessee man was arrested after an FBI investigation revealed he threatened to "shoot up" a D.C. Planned Parenthood facility.        ...
02:17, 08/22/2019

2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Jamey Eisenberg's Busts 3.0 Jamey Eisenberg reshapes his final version of Busts to help you avoid potential hazards in your draft based on current ADP, but he starts with an apology for Chris Carson....
02:17, 08/22/2019

2019-20 Fantasy Hockey: Defenseman Tiers Not sure which defensemen you should target in your Fantasy draft this season? Jason Chen is here to help with a tiered breakdown of this year's options....
02:17, 08/22/2019

M.I.T. Media Lab in Crisis After 2 Scholars Vow to Leave Over Epstein Ties After last week’s apology from the research center’s director, Joichi Ito, Ethan Zuckerman and J. Nathan Matias said they were protesting the institute’s connection to the financier....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Hong Kong protesters mark one month since mob attack with sit-in demo A crowd of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong staged a silent sit-in at the Yuen Long MTR station on Wednesday evening, marking a month since a group of suspected organized crime group members violently attacked demonstrators there....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Apple warns against storing its titanium credit card in leather The titanium Apple Card looks slick (with the sound to match), but you may need to treat it gingerly if you expect it to look as pristine as the day you got it. Apple has posted a cleaning guide for the physical credit card that warns against storin...
02:17, 08/22/2019

These May Be The Most Superfluous-Seeming Pop-Up Headlights In All Motoring History I think most red-blooded people enjoy pop-up headlights on some level. Even if you’re not crazy about the oddly eye-less look of many cars with them, you have to appreciate that little extra bit of kinetic fun that comes when your lights don’t just s...
02:17, 08/22/2019

Which Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Is Right For You? With three consumer credit card offerings ranging from a basic no-annual-fee card to a $450/year option with every bell and whistle, it can be tough to know which Marriott Bonvoy credit card is right for you....
02:17, 08/22/2019

The New Stratos Is So Hot You Won't Be Able To Keep Your Pants On, Apparently The Lancia Stratos is in many gearheads’ dream garages for its legendary looks and rally performance. The “new” Stratos, coachbuilt from a Ferrari F430 base, has been around for years but this presentation of it by Jason Cammisa is the most complete ...
02:17, 08/22/2019

Sitting for nine and a half hours a day linked to early death Sitting less and moving more often is associated with a lower risk of early death in middle aged and older people, suggests a review of data from 36,000 people...
02:17, 08/22/2019

India expect 'positive' verdict on Davis Cup tie against Pakistan The All India Tennis Association (AITA) is hopeful its security concerns for next month's tie against hosts Pakistan will be addressed after the game's global governing body referred the matter to its Davis Cup committee....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Russian race walker Bakulin gets eight-year ban for doping Russian race walker Sergey Bakulin has been suspended for eight years for an anti-doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Wednesday....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Dolphins owner Ross steps down from social justice committee Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stepped down from the NFL's committee on social justice at the behest of players, according to former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Ivanisevic headlines Hall of Fame nominations Big-serving left-hander Goran Ivanisevic, a former Wimbledon champion who won two Olympic bronze medals, headlined the list of four candidates up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Nine teams vie for football on roller skates World Cup in Belgium Rollersoccer World Cup kicked off in Brussels on Monday as nine teams from the United States and Europe compete for the honors during the five-day biennial event....
02:17, 08/22/2019

'Miracle on Ice' forward Pavelich charged in assault A forward for the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic ice hockey team faces four felony assault charges after allegedly attacking his Minnesota neighbor with a metal pole....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Mayfield clears air with Giants rookie QB Jones Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters Wednesday that he reached out to Daniel Jones about his recently published comments regarding the New York Giants rookie....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Djokovic and Osaka top seeds for U.S. Open World number ones and title holders Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka have been named the top seeds for the U.S. Open which starts on Monday in New York....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Golf: McIlroy questions staggered scoring at Tour Championship Rory McIlroy is unconvinced by the new staggered start to be used at this week's season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta and questioned on Wednesday whether it could affect the tournament's prestige....
02:17, 08/22/2019

Earn more than $250 an hour with these high paying independent jobs Shifting workplace norms and a tight labor market are giving employees the freedom to strike out on their own while raking in impressive sums, according to a new study from Upwork, which lists the most lucrative independent work in the U.S....
01:51, 08/22/2019

Asia set to trade higher following overnight gains on Wall Street Nikkei futures in Osaka and Singapore traded higher than the benchmark index's last close at 20,618.57. Japan's preliminary manufacturing PMI data for August is expected this morning....
01:51, 08/22/2019

Radiation Sensors Went Out in Russia. Official Explanations Changed. Sensors that might have shed light on a mysterious nuclear accident stopped sending data in the days afterward. Technical problems were blamed. Then an official said Russia did not have to share data....
01:51, 08/22/2019

Boris Johnson Needs Help From Trump, but Not Too Much As he undertakes his first foreign trip, Mr. Johnson needs American support for Brexit. But he also needs help from Berlin and Paris, where the president is regarded with suspicion....
01:51, 08/22/2019

German Theme Park Shuts Swastika-Shaped Ride The park’s owner said he had not noticed the ride’s resemblance to the Nazi symbol. Public display of the swastika is banned in Germany, where anti-Semitic crimes are on the rise....
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Homeless Children Are Being Housed in Shipping Containers, English Report Finds A lack of affordable housing and changes to welfare benefits crisis have resulted in tens of thousands of children being forced to live in temporary facilities....
01:51, 08/22/2019

Horse-Trading Begins for Italy’s Next Government. Who Will Outsmart the Other? The hard-right leader Matteo Salvini may have underestimated his rivals’ determination to stop him. Then again, anything can happen in Italian politics....
01:51, 08/22/2019

Mexican Court Says Cocaine Should Be Allowed A pro-legalization group in Mexico says a court has granted two injunctions ordering the government to allow plaintiffs to carry and use cocaine, though not to buy or sell it....
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Hear THX’s new Deep Note right here The THX Deep Note is changing and it can be heard here first. The iconic audio track has long proceeded movies certified by THX and features the now-familiar crescendo that showcases the movie’s audio capability. This time around THX built the...
01:51, 08/22/2019

Peak Design’s Travel Duffel 35L is as simple or as powerful as you need it to be A good, solid duffel bag is a mainstay for many travelers — especially those who like packing up a car for a weekend away, or frequent flyers who disdain the thought of checking a bag. Peak Design introduced its own take on the duffel bag this ...
01:51, 08/22/2019

Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield rips media for 'click bait' stories about his own Daniel Jones criticism Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield blasted reporters Tuesday after he said a GQ magazine profile misrepresented his comments about New York Giants rookie Daniel Jones, turning the remarks from what Mayfield claims was a more nuanced point ab...
01:51, 08/22/2019

Washington Nationals' Hunter Strickland has weight room mishap: 'Broke nose never killed anyone' Washington Nationals reliever Hunter Strickland revealed Tuesday he was injured in a weight room mishap at PNC Park before the team’s game that day against the Pittsburgh Pirates....
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger loses his pants sliding into third base The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the hottest teams in baseball in 2019 -- but a mishap against the Toronto Blue Jays involving Dodgers centerfielder Cody Bellinger nearly made the team too hot for TV....
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Tennessee State QB Demry Croft arrested on rape, sexual battery charges Demry Croft, a Tennessee State quarterback who started four games last season, was arrested Monday and charged with six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery....
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Key 'Miracle on Ice' team member arrested in pipe assault on neighbor A key member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team was arrested Thursday after allegedly assaulting his Minnesota neighbor with a metal pipe after the two had gone fishing, police said....
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MLB warns players about sex pills blamed for positive PED tests Major League Baseball has warned players of the "very real risk" of over-the-counter sexual enhancement pills which contain banned substances, according to media reports....
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Angel Has Fallen review – Gerard Butler's pyrotechnics fizzle out In the latest overblown and underpowered instalment of the Fallen franchise, Butler’s beleaguered secret service agent goes on the run after being framed, seeking out estranged and unintelligible dad Nick Nolte Is Gerard Butler hellbent on remaking e...
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For sale: Jack Nicholson's Shining axe and Samuel L Jackson's lightsaber Film fanatics have a chance to buy up pieces of Hollywood history as memorabilia from blockbuster movies goes under the hammerFilm fans will be able to acquire pieces of Hollywood history as memorabilia from the world’s most famous movies is sold at ...
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Sebastian Maniscalco: the record-breaking comic who impressed Scorsese The world’s fifth highest-earning comedian talks about going from serving Robert De Niro drinks to co-starring with him on screenIt’s an early Thursday morning in Los Angeles and Sebastian Maniscalco sounds weary, but for good reason. Not only is he ...
01:51, 08/22/2019

Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses Rise to 153 in 16 States The C.D.C. said serious respiratory problems were reported in the past two months, though it remained unclear whether vaping nicotine or THC, the high-inducing chemical in marijuana, was the cause....
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Watch: Bungee cord snaps on slingshot ride at Florida amusement park A visitor to a Florida amusement park captured video of the moment a bungee cable snapped on a slingshot ride just as it was about to launch with passengers....
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German city offers $1.1 million reward to prove it doesn't exist A German city that's the subject of a long-running joke alleging that it doesn't exist is offering a $1.1 million reward to anyone who can prove the conspiracy theory is true....
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Watch: California 'emoji house' for sale after neighborhood feud A California home dubbed the "emoji house" after being painted with giant emoji images -- purportedly as an act of revenge against neighbors -- is being listed for sale....
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Watch: Police officer rescues skunk from yogurt cup, gets sprayed A Massachusetts police department shared video of an officer rescuing a skunk with a yogurt cup stuck on its head -- and being sprayed as his reward....
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Parkland student activists unveil gun violence prevention plan The student activists who survived the Parkland high school massacre released a sweeping gun-control plan Wednesday aimed at slashing firearm deaths in the US -- including a call to ban assault-type rifles....
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Rescuers hunt for two firefighters who went missing during Florida fishing trip A tackle box taken by a pair of firefighters on their Florida fishing trip has been recovered, but the men remain lost at sea, authorities said. Brian McCluney and Justin Walker haven’t been seen since they set sail on a 24-foot vessel Friday f...
01:17, 08/22/2019

DC enacts emergency regulations to stop federal shelters for migrant kids WASHINGTON — Washington, DC, has enacted emergency regulations to stop the federal government’s plan to house unaccompanied migrant children there. The Washington Post reports the regulations by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s administration were adopted Fr...
01:17, 08/22/2019

Trump denies he’s parroting NRA in gun control debate WASHINGTON — President Trump said Wednesday he’s no puppet of the National Rifle Association. “They are Trump talking points,” he said when a reporter asked if he was parroting NRA talking points by moving away from supporting universal backgro...
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Priest accused of stealing $98K from church to pay Grindr hookups A Pennsylvania priest stole nearly $100,000 in church donations to pay men he met on Grindr for sex acts — and to pay off his personal credit cards, prosecutors said. The Rev. Joseph McLoone, 56, was arrested on felony theft and related charges...
01:17, 08/22/2019

Hong Kong protesters clash with police over response to subway mob attack HONG KONG – Thousands of jeering Hong Kong residents held a raucous anti-government protest on Wednesday at a suburban subway station that was attacked by a mob last month, angry that nobody has yet been prosecuted for the violence. Some masked...
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Trump says Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal to Israel President Trump on Wednesday doubled down on his claim that Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats were “disloyal” — and clarified that he was referring to a lack of loyalty to Israel, a key US ally but also a foreign government. “I think that if yo...
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Trump says he’s the ‘chosen one’ to confront China over trade President Trump on Wednesday proclaimed that he was the “chosen one” to end China’s unfair trade practices — and again blamed his predecessors for not dealing with the issue during their own time in office. “I am the chosen one,” the president, looki...
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Trump launches effort against fentanyl trafficking The Trump administration Wednesday launched a new effort to crack down on deadly trafficking of fentanyl into the United States by seeking help from private businesses. White House officials issued guidance to businesses detailing the patterns of how...
01:17, 08/22/2019

Shooter wounds LA County sheriff’s deputy at police station A gunman opened fire outside a Los Angeles County police station on Wednesday afternoon, wounding one sheriff’s deputy, authorities said. The deputy was shot in the shoulder at 2:45 p.m. at the Lancaster police station in the California city — ...
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On the border, officials see dividends from Trump’s deal with Mexico Illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border has slowed in recent months, and officials on the frontlines credit in part President Trump's dealings with Mexico. Fox News accompanied agents to see the impact first-hand....
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De Blasio mocked after video malfunction at labor forum: Voice 'higher than his poll numbers' New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got some laughs -- though not for the reasons he expected -- when a top labor union played his video message to a crowd in Iowa on Wednesday....
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Booker insists 2020 nominee must be more than a ‘safe bet,’ in jab at Biden Sen. Cory Booker took an indirect swipe at Democratic presidential nomination rival Joe Biden on Wednesday, arguing that the party’s next standard-bearer must be more than a “safe bet.”...
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Biden jabs at Sanders, Warren over 'Medicare-for-all' Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to take aim at two of his top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination over their support for a government-run "Medicare-for-all" health care plan during a speech Wednesday to organized labor at the I...
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Trump renews threat to end 'ridiculous' birthright citizenship President Trump again threatened to end what he called the "ridiculous" policy of birthright citizenship, which awards citizenship automatically to those born in the United States....
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Nikki Haley denies 'false rumors' she will replace Pence on GOP ticket in 2020 Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to United Nations, on Wednesday denied the “false rumors” that she could replace Mike Pence as the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2020....
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Dems' Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Trump hits major roadblock, as judge rules law 'unsettled' A federal court judge on Wednesday ruled that President Trump has the right to immediately challenge congressional Democrats' Emoluments Clause lawsuit against him, saying the litigation raises the "unsettled" question of whether politicians have sta...
01:17, 08/22/2019

Wild video shows club worker tossed into air by fierce storm This storm really blew them away. A wild new video shows workers at a South Carolina club getting thrashed around by a storm — including one guy who is flung 20 feet into the air. Samuel Foster and his co-workers at the Esso Club in Clemson wer...
01:17, 08/22/2019

Semen may help prevent HIV infection in women: study Repeated exposure to semen can alter the characteristics of vaginal tissue immune cells that are prime targets for HIV, reducing chances of infection, according to a new study out of Philadelphia’s Wistar Institute and the University of Puerto ...
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America’s first cannabis restaurant to open in California The Lowell Cafe in West Hollywood confirmed that they will become America’s first “full-service restaurant and lounge to offer farm-to-table cannabis and cuisine.”...
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New breast cancer guidelines say more women need gene test WASHINGTON — More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they’ve already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday. At issue are genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. When they’r...
01:17, 08/22/2019

Teen’s haunting senior photos honor dad killed in Afghanistan He’s gone but far from forgotten. High school senior Julia Yllescas lost her father when she was just 9 years old. Her dad, US Army Capt. Robert J. Yllescas, was wounded in 2008 by an improvised explosive device while deployed in Afghanistan. T...
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Local parks could bring city dwellers as much happiness as Christmas: study Want some holiday cheer this summer? Your local park may be able to help — and you won’t even have to see your in-laws. A walk around the park could boost a person’s mood as much as the arrival of Christmas, a new study from the Uni...
01:17, 08/22/2019

Veteran walks from Washington state to Disney World to raise suicide awareness They say it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. That’s definitely true for one Army veteran who is walking to Disney World. Considering that his starting point was in Washington state, that’s a pretty long trip. Jimmy Novak, 42, started walking ...
01:17, 08/22/2019

Endangered Florida panthers suffering from mysterious, crippling illness Mystery surrounds what’s crippling panthers in Florida after footage showed some of the beasts struggling to walk. Wildlife experts from the southern state have confirmed at least nine are known to have developed problems moving about — b...
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Pope lets sick girl clap, dance on stage during speech A young girl, who slipped away from her mother at the Vatican's audience hall, clapped and danced on the stage during Pope Francis' speech on Wednesday. But Francis signaled to security to let her be....
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Dog rescued after collapsing from heatstroke on hiking trail A dog who suffered heatstroke while accompanying his owner on a hike in California over the weekend triggered an urgent rescue mission and a warning to pet owners to think twice about exercising their animals in hot weather. The mastiff named Joey co...
01:17, 08/22/2019

China rules out allowing same-sex marriage BEIJING — Limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman will remain China’s legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out following neighboring Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage, despite pressure from activis...
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Remember Frances McDormand's 'stolen' Oscar? Now charges are dropped against accused thief The charges against a man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statuette were dropped, but no one is explaining why.        ...
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Facebook rolls out tool that could block those creepy targeted ads on your feed SAN FRANCISCO — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites ...
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Google, Apple, Mozilla move to block Kazakh surveillance system Google, Apple and Firefox browser maker Mozilla took steps on Wednesday to block the Kazakh government from creating an internet surveillance system using their browsers. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will block a government encryption certificat...
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YouTube bans robot-battle videos citing ‘animal cruelty’ Robots aren’t alive — yet — but that didn’t stop YouTube AI from trying to protect its own kind from so-called “animal cruelty.” On Monday, robot enthusiasts on YouTube reported that their videos featuring robots fighting each...
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Fluoridated water during pregnancy may be hurting kids' brains. You still don't need to start drinking bottled water. Shutterstock A new study suggests that mothers who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy (which shows up in their urine) may be giving birth to kids who have slightly lower IQs. The finding held true in boys, but not girls. The American Academy o...
22:51, 08/21/2019

John Mayer and Trevor Noah poke fun at the Instagram hoax that has been fooling celebrities Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; Theo Wargo/Getty Images Celebrities are posting an Instagram privacy policy meme that is a hoax. John Mayer and Trevor Noah used it as a chance to make fun of the viral moment. Even before Instag...
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How to rent an apartment with not-so-great credit IPGGutenbergUKLtd/Getty Images If you have bad or poor credit, i.e. a score somewhere between 300 and 579, you may have trouble renting an apartment if you live in a city where credit checks are a part of the rental process. There are a few things y...
22:51, 08/21/2019

The Air Force is testing a new kind of headset that protects the user by transmitting sounds through their bones Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron US airmen at RAF Mildenhall are testing a new in-ear headset that uses the wearer's ear bones to transmit sounds. The new device is meant to protect the wearer's hearing while still allowing communic...
22:51, 08/21/2019

What life is like on the Syria-Turkey border, one of the world's most tense and dangerous fault lines AP After threatening military incursions into northeast Syria to keep Kurdish forces at bay, Turkey has negotiated a "safe zone" in northern Syria. Turkey is deporting Syrian refugees back to Syria as its economy continues to spiral. Turkey and Syri...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Steve Jobs left Apple to start a new computer company. His $12-million failure saved Apple. Steve Jobs left Apple in 1985 and then used $12 million of his own money to start a new computer company called NeXT. The operating system for NeXT computers was called NeXTSTEP. It was built on top of UNIX, an operating system that dates back to the...
22:51, 08/21/2019

How to use Google Chromecast from your iPad to stream media to a TV or display Shutterstock You can Chromecast from an iPad to turn any TV with a HDMI port into a smart TV that can stream all your favorite content. The Chromecast setup only takes a few minutes from an iPad, but you will need to have the Google Home app and a ...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Malcolm Gladwell's famous 10,000 hour rule for mastering a skill isn't holding up in new research Oli Scarff/Getty Images The 10,000-hour rule popularized by Malcolm Gladwell roughly says if you practice one skill for 10,000 hours, you'll have a good chance at becoming an expert at it. As the Guardian reports, new research indicates the 10,000-h...
22:51, 08/21/2019

President Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook is the only tech executive who actually calls him directly (AAPL) Jim Lo Scalzo and the Associated Press (Pool) President Trump speaks with Apple CEO Tim Cook because he calls him personally rather than hiring consultants to do so, Trump told reporters on Wednesday. Trump also referenced the recent conversation he...
22:51, 08/21/2019

July was not the start of a rate-cut cycle, Fed signals in latest minutes AP Photo/Alex Brandon The Federal Reserve saw its rate cut last month as an insurance policy, rather than the start of an easing cycle, according to minutes out Wednesday. The policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee lowered interest rates July ...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Trump ping pongs on payroll tax cuts and now claims the White House isn't considering them, a day after he said they were on the table AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he isn't considering payroll tax cuts to juice the economy with extra consumer cash, only a day after he said they were on the table. "I'm not looking at a tax cut now," Trump said. "We do...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Critics are already loving the horror-comedy 'Ready or Not.' Here's what they're saying about the surprise hit. Fox Searchlight Pictures The bride-centric horror-comedy "Ready or Not" hit theaters on Wednesday and it has already been receiving rave reviews from critics. It stars Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, and Andie MacDowell and currently sits at 89% on the ...
22:51, 08/21/2019

A 25-year-old model is suing billionaire financier Chinh Chu after breaking her pelvis on a zip line at his estate Noam Galai/Stringer Model Simona Andrejic is suing billionaire investor Chinh Chu for several million dollars after she crashed while riding his a zip line at his estate, Page Six reported. The Serbian model fractured her pelvis in multiple areas an...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Alyssa Milano revealed she had 2 abortions after getting pregnant while on birth control Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Actress Alyssa Milano talked about two abortions she had when she was in her 20s during an episode of her podcast "Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry." Milano was using birth control both times she got pre...
22:51, 08/21/2019

'Forever chemicals' linked to cancer and developmental issues lurk in the blood of almost every American. Here's how to avoid them. David Kasnic/The Washington Post/Getty Images The chemical class known as PFAS became popular in the US around the 1940s, since they resist heat, grease, stains, and water. Today, PFAS are considered toxic and have been linked to cancer, liver damag...
22:51, 08/21/2019

11 of the most memorable 'TRL' moments of all time KMazur/WireImage MTV's "Total Request Live" or" TRL" was a major musical show throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. Throughout the show's run, there have been a lot of memorable moments including Britney Spears' first performance on the series...
22:51, 08/21/2019

The co-founder of Google's controversial AI unit DeepMind has reportedly been 'placed' on leave, but it's not clear why (GOOG, GOOGL) DeepMind The co-founder of DeepMind, Mustafa Suleyman, has been placed on leave of absence, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday. "Mustafa is taking time out right now after 10 hectic years," a DeepMind spokesperson told Bloomberg. At the U...
22:51, 08/21/2019

How to turn an iPhone's 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' mode on or off, or set it to enable automatically Luis Alvarez/Getty Images The iPhone's driving mode is called Do Not Disturb While Driving, and you can turn it on and off automatically, or manually through the Control Center. Driving mode silences notifications and temporarily blocks phone calls ...
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Read the pitch deck that business travel startup Lola used to secure $37 million in funding Lola.com CEO Mike Volpe thinks business travel on the whole is just horrible – but he saw that as a big business opportunity. Lola focuses on making it easier for medium-sized companies to manage corporate travel arrangements. Companies use the...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Our favorite MTV VJs of all time Paul Natkin/WireImage via Getty Images The launch of MTV on August 1, 1981 marked a new era in music, entertainment, and pop culture. MTV originally played 24 hours of nonstop music videos. The VJs were MTV hosts who curated soundtracks, interviewe...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Corbyn calls urgent meeting on tactics to halt no-deal Brexit Jeremy Corbyn has invited the leaders of other political parties from across parliament to an urgent meeting to discuss "all tactics available" to prevent a no-deal Brexit....
22:51, 08/21/2019

Florida man charged for stash of Trump-shaped ecstasy pills A Florida man who was found to have ecstasy pills shaped like U.S. President Donald Trump's head has been charged with unlawful possession of controlled substances, according Pinellas County court documents....
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The winners and losers of the retail apocalypse The winners and losers of America's great retail shakeout are becoming clear. Target and Walmart are definitely winners. Just about every traditional department store is losing....
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23 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 Chase Sapphire Preferred card is the best credit card for travelers Everything you need to know about the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, from the points and perks to all the drawbacks. Is it the right card for you?       ...
22:51, 08/21/2019

168-million-year-old Stegosaur species is oldest found Named Adratiklit boulahfa, or "mountain lizard," London Natural History Museum researchers managed to figure out it was a new species of stegosaur from a few unearthed vertebrae and an arm bone.       ...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Dozens of Airbus A380s face urgent checks after cracked part dug from ice Investigators probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently salvaged cracked part in a move likely to trigger urgent checks on dozens of Airbus superjumbos, people familiar with the...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Trade woes are slowing U.S. economy, U.S. budget experts say Higher trade barriers, including President Donald Trump's tariffs, are slowing the U.S. economy and cutting household income, congressional budget experts warned on Wednesday, as Trump heads toward a 2020 election showdown with Democrats....
22:51, 08/21/2019

Instant View: July FOMC minutes - 25 basis points cut seen as a mid-cycle adjustment The Federal Reserve debated cutting interest rates more aggressively at its July meeting, although central bankers were united in wanting to avoid the appearance of being on a path to more rate cuts, minutes showed....
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First-time U.S. home buyers face supply struggle as rates fall Mortgage rates are at a three-year low and housing price appreciation has cooled, but many Americans seeking to buy their first home are facing tough times....
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Trump: 'I am the chosen one' to take on China over trade U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was "the chosen one" to address trade imbalances with China, even as congressional researchers warned that his tariffs would reduce U.S. economic output by 0.3% in 2020....
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Stocks rise with focus on stimulus; U.S. yield curve flat A global equities gauge rose on Wednesday for a third day in four as bets on more economic stimulus overcame, for now, worries over the rising prospect of a global recession....
22:51, 08/21/2019

Mexico and U.S. reach deal to end tomato tariff dispute Mexican tomato producers struck a last-minute agreement with the Trump administration to avert an anti-dumping investigation and end a tariff dispute that has rumbled on for months, government officials said on Wednesday....
22:51, 08/21/2019

India needs to reduce ecommerce restrictions to revive economy: Amazon executive India needs to encourage ecommerce and reduce red tape to help small businesses sell online and export goods to help revive sagging domestic economic growth, a senior Amazon.com executive said on Wednesday....
22:51, 08/21/2019

AMS clear to make takeover bid for Osram in potential bidding war Austrian sensor maker AMS will go ahead with a takeover bid for Osram that values the German lighting group at 4.3 billion euros ($4.8 billion), it said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential bidding war....
22:51, 08/21/2019

U.S. farmers, lawmakers dial up pressure on Trump over biofuel policy The agriculture and biofuel industries and their allies in the U.S. Congress ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday over the relief he has given oil refiners from rules requiring use of biofuels....
22:51, 08/21/2019

Illinois corn yields seen below average but improve as tour scouts go West Corn farmers in west-central Illinois are facing potentially smaller corn yields this fall in what has been a challenging growing season after extreme weather and heavy rains delayed plantings across much of the U.S. Midwest, scouts on an annual tour...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Ryanair fails to stop UK pilots' strike but wins case in Ireland An Irish court granted an injunction on Wednesday to prevent Ryanair's Dublin-based pilots from going on strike, but the airline suffered a setback hours later when a London court rejected a similar application for its British pilots....
22:51, 08/21/2019

E-cigarette firms probed over health concerns by U.S. House panel Four dominant e-cigarette manufacturers face a probe into the health impacts of their products, as the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee asked on Wednesday about the firms' research and marketing practices....
22:51, 08/21/2019

San Francisco crowdfunder Kiva sets up Sierra Leone credit database Kiva, a San Francisco-based tech charity, is using blockchain to create an online ID database in Sierra Leone allowing people who struggle to get loans to prove their credit history....
22:51, 08/21/2019

Wall Street rises as Target, Lowe's results point to consumer confidence Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday as upbeat earnings from retailers pointed to strength in U.S. consumer demand, and held gains after minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers had debated a more aggressive inter...
22:51, 08/21/2019

Nordstrom profit beats estimates, shares surge 13% Upscale retailer Nordstrom Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, as its focus on online business helped offset weaker sales in its brick-and-mortar stores, sending its shares up 13% in extended trading....
22:51, 08/21/2019

Fed was divided on rate cut, wanted to avoid appearing on path for more cuts Federal Reserve policymakers were deeply divided over whether to cut interest rates last month but were united in wanting to signal they were not on a preset path to more cuts, a message not likely to sit well with U.S. President Donald Trump....
22:51, 08/21/2019

Color-changing metal may provide early sign of illness Enlarge (credit: Getty) Many of you will know that I mostly write about physics. My knowledge of human biology is limited to being reasonably certain that I have a body. At one point, some of my research could have had a medical application, but it...
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One could fly to Mars in this spacious habitat and not go crazy Under a NASA contract, Sierra Nevada has built a prototype habitat module for the Lunar Gateway. [credit: Sierra Nevada Corp. ] On Wednesday...
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This (very) limited Twin Peaks box set is the most complete Twin Peaks collection yet If you’ve been waiting (so very) patiently for a more complete Twin Peaks box set to arrive, we are pleased to inform you that your wait is almost over. CBS Home Entertainment is finally releasing what can only be described as an “ultimate” Twin Peak...
22:17, 08/21/2019

Please enjoy this soothing footage of a migrating herd of wild air mattresses In the elevated high plains of Denver, CO, just east of the foothills of the mighty Rocky Mountains, a man named Robb Manes captured a rare and stunning sight: a herd of mattresses, bouncing and bounding and flopping their way across the steppe....
22:17, 08/21/2019

Without judgment or awe, Jawline traces the rise and fall of a teen internet celebrity There is a surprisingly humbling element to Liza Mandelup’s documentary Jawline, a bristling look at social media fame from the perspective of 16-year-old Austyn Tester. At first, Tester’s plan to use the power of positivity to become famous (a goal...
22:17, 08/21/2019

Game Of Thrones' Jack Gleeson played a pivotal role at an Irish wrestling show last weekend It’s easy for a wrestler to be hated by an audience. You can trash the hometown sports team, call everybody ugly, or be forced into becoming the next John Cena by Vince McMahon (hi, Roman Reigns!). To be hated properly, however, is very, very difficu...
22:17, 08/21/2019

Did the Avengers Just Lose Spider-Man? Fans Reel at Sony-Disney Split After months of negotiations, the two companies could not reach a deal for further cooperation over the comic book character. This could affect the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe....
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Watch NASA astronauts spacewalk outside the International Space Station live The International Space Station is one seriously high-tech laboratory, but it can only remain useful as long as all of its systems are operating as intended. That means regular maintenance, and right now a pair of NASA astronauts are floating around ...
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Mexico judge says cocaine should be allowed A pro-legalization group in Mexico says a court has granted two injunctions ordering the government to allow plaintiffs to carry and use cocaine, though not to buy or sell it....
22:17, 08/21/2019

China warns Canada to ‘stop its wrongdoing’ over Meng Wanzhou arrest, Hong Kong comments China issued a stern warning over the detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and comments about Hong Kong, stating that Canada should “stop its wrongdoing before it's too late.”...
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Trump looks to the sky, says he is ‘the chosen one’ to fight China trade war The U.S. president made the comments outside the White House, telling reporters that his life would be easier had he not mounted a trade war with China....
22:17, 08/21/2019

Italian opposition parties weigh new governing coalition after Conte's resignation In the wake of Salvini's theatrical performance, the scrabble for power — or at least political relevance — has grown increasingly frenetic among his rivals and enemies....
22:17, 08/21/2019

Dozens of celebrities fall for Instagram hoax The widely circulated post falsely warns Instagram is changing its privacy policy and will make public all of users' photos, including deleted messages....
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New architects' report shows how the trade war is hitting commercial real estate A key indicator for the commercial real estate market is showing signs of weakness, and uncertainty in the economy over the trade war and interest rates may be to blame....
21:51, 08/21/2019

Apple downgrade not because of China tariff risk, says analyst An analyst from Rosenblatt Securities told CNBC on Wednesday that the firm downgraded Apple not because of China tariffs but for reasons relating to Apple's slow growth in production sales and 5G networks....
21:51, 08/21/2019

Inside the NRA's scandals and financial troubles The NRA is in crisis mode. Claims of financial wrong doing have led to multiple investigations in Congress and in New York state that are threatening the group's survival. Here's a look at the money behind the gun group....
21:51, 08/21/2019

Who is mystery brunette Prince Andrew waved to from Epstein's mansion? A mystery brunette seen in a video showing Prince Andrew inside convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's New York mansion is reportedly the socialite daughter of a former Australian prime minister....
21:51, 08/21/2019