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This Week in Cars: Elon Musk and the Future of Tesla
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - As Elon Musk draws the wrath of investors and maybe the SEC, whither Tesla? Plus, the Boring Company heads to LA, and Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs tries to rethink the future of cities.
Omarosa's Possible Trump Tapes Top This Week's Internet News Roundup
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - There are more tapes than people originally thought, apparently.
How to Protect Your Phone Against a SIM Swap Attack
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - Your phone number is increasingly tied to your online identity. You need to do everything possible to protect it.
The History of 'It's Not a Bug, It's a Feature'
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - It's an acknowledgment, half comic, half tragic, of the ambiguity that has always haunted computer programming.
Tired of Twitter? Join Me on Mastodon
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - Forget Twitter's truncated timeline, terrible ad algorithm, spammy sponsored content, and overall bad vibes. Give Mastodon a shot.
The Mighty Honeybee Is Fighting Poverty and Deforestation in Zanzibar
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0000 - On this Tanzanian archipelago, conservation and economic development are intertwined.
Best Weekend Tech Deals: Bose QuietComfort, Galaxy Note 9, iPad, Xbox One S
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - The best tech and gaming deals this weekend: Apple, Bose, Beats, Galaxy Note 9, Roku, and more.
Owning Guns Is Sort of Like Owning Rattlesnakes
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - Author Michael Bishop's 'Rattlesnakes and Men' is about a town where everyone owns a dangerous ophidian.
A Costly CIA Mistake, a Campaign Hack, and More Security News This Week
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - New cyberwar policy, body scanners in Los Angeles, and more of the week's top security news.
A Straightforward Timeline of the FCC's Twisty DDoS Debacle
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - It's a complicated situation and a complicated subject. Maybe this will simplify things.
Space Photos of the Week: Supersized Saturn and Jumbo Jupiter
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 - Sometimes the big guys, with their massive storms and fun-for-kids-to-draw rings, get all the attention.
PK360 Grill & Smoker Review: Well-Built Cooking Excellence
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 - PK's grill-and-smoker combo is solidly constructed and has excellent temperature control.
7 Best Cheap iPhones and Android Smartphones ($250-$550)
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - The absolute best Android and iOS phones you can buy for under $550.
Scientists Are Developing a Unique Identifier for Your Brain
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - A neurological “functional fingerprint” allows scientists to explore the influence of genetics, environment and aging on brain connectivity.
Elon Musk Is Broken, and We Have Broken Him
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - The CEO's increasingly erratic behavior is putting Tesla at risk. And there's blame to go around.
Taking Away John Brennan's Clearance Threatens National Security
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:00:49 +0000 - When Trump strips a former CIA director's security clearance, the impact is more than just symbolic.
Gadget Lab Podcast: Will Elon Musk Really Take Tesla Private?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:41:00 +0000 - Elon Musk’s public and sometimes-controversial tweets have triggered a cascade of events in recent weeks. We discuss on the Gadget Lab podcast.
Best Robot Vacuums (Autumn 2018): Pet Hair, Carpets, Hardwood Floors, and More
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:00:00 +0000 - From budget cleaners to high-end automation, we have the best botvac for you.
The Best Cheap PS4 and PS4 Pro Deals and Bundles (Autumn 2018)
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:44:00 +0000 - Whether you’re hunting for Monster Hunter or looking to play Star Wars: Battlefront II, these are the PlayStations to buy.
A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:38:35 +0000 - Concerned social scientists turned their analytical skills onto one of their most widely used research tools this week: Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
Oh Hey, Don't Steal Reviews, and the Rest of This Week in Games
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - In this week's Replay column we've got a plagiarism scandal, 'Diablo III' on the Nintendo Switch, and other disruptions. Let's dive in.
How Apple's iPhoneX Changed Smartphone Design in 2018
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - The notch. The biometrics. The animoji. Apple's flagship smartphone is the one everyone's trying to copy this year.
The Case of a Revolutionary (But Imaginary?) Superconductor
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 - If the unconfirmed claims of a room temperature superconductor are real, this is _bonkers_.
Sidewalk Labs Wants to Remake Toronto With Flexible Streets
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 - Google's sister company intends to rethink how cities work, and that means adding some flexibility to how their public spaces are designed.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Review, Price, and Where to Buy
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - The Note 9 comes with a spiffed up camera, more storage than you'll ever need, and a stylus that doubles as a remote control.
AI Is the Future—But Where Are the Women?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - Just 12 percent of machine learning researchers are women—a worrying statistic for a field supposedly reshaping society.
Get an Inside Look at SpaceX's Astronaut Training Sims
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - SpaceX's first crew is starting training on cockpit simulators and replicas of the spacecraft that will take them to the ISS.
Three Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Phone
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:46:18 +0000 - Your phone can measure acceleration, magnetic field, sound, location, and maybe more—which turns it into a portable data collector for science projects.
After 13 Years, Scientists Finally Map the Massive Wheat Genome
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:00:00 +0000 - The first high-quality, complete sequence of the bread wheat genome could support the creation of the first genetically modified wheat.
Bugs Will Actually Make Your Next Phone Better
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - In everything from cameras to batteries, researchers are pursuing biomimicry—basically, copping nature’s secrets.

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A 900-page grand jury report in Pennsylvania reveals shocking accusations of abuse by priests. The impact could change the church forever
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:04:59 GMT - If the Catholic sexual abuse scandal that came to light in 2002 slowly unspooled through news reports, Pennsylvania's grand jury report landed like an atom bomb, dropping its online horrors all at once.
99 of 300 accused priests were from Diocese of Pittsburgh
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:52:34 GMT - St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh was about half-full at 8 a.m. mass on Sunday morning when Rev. Kris Stubna stepped up to the altar to deliver his homily.
Attorney General: Cardinal is not telling the truth
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:01:05 GMT - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is accusing Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, of "not telling the truth" as he attempts to defend himself amid criticism and calls for his resignation over the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing allegations of widespread predatory behavior by more than 300 priests against more than 1,000 children.
Jake Tapper digs into Cardinal Wuerl's past
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:56:49 GMT - CNN's Jake Tapper digs into the past of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who is at the center of a 900-page Pennsylvania grand jury report that revealed shocking accusations: More than 1,000 children had been abused by 300 Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses during the past 70 years.
Victims detail trauma: 'They stole the most sacred thing'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:03:58 GMT - It's been 70 years since Robert says he was sexually abused by a priest. And in the decades since, his wife and family suffered every day.
The Vatican responds to Pennsylvania abuse report
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:00:27 GMT - The Vatican has released a statement in response to the explosive report from a Pennsylvania grand jury which found 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.
What Trump really meant when he tweeted about 'RAT'
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 22:37:20 GMT - You would think -- or at least hope -- that the person who serves as President of the United States would be supportive of anyone who cooperates with federal authorities to bring criminals to justice. After all, Article II of the US Constitution expressly charges the President with enforcing our laws: "he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed."
John Dean responds to 'RAT' tweet
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:54:29 GMT - John Dean, White House counsel for the Nixon administration, responds to President Donald Trump's tweet calling him a "RAT" after the New York Times reported White House counsel Don McGahn met with prosecutors for 30 hours.
Giuliani: Truth isn't truth
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:50:26 GMT - Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, said Sunday that "truth isn't truth" when explaining that he won't let special counsel Robert Mueller rush Trump into testifying because he doesn't want investigators to trap the President into a lie.
Trump's lawyer tells NBC's Chuck Todd: 'Truth isn't truth'
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:32:45 GMT - In a "Meet the Press" interview on NBC, President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani discusses the President potentially being called to testify in the Mueller probe.
Giuliani says Trump Tower meeting was to get Clinton dirt
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:46:24 GMT - President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and Russians "was originally for the purpose of getting information about (Hillary) Clinton," but denied any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
NYT: Trump's legal team unaware of extent of McGahn's cooperation with Mueller
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 23:08:13 GMT - President Donald Trump's legal team does not know the extent to which White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, The New York Times reported Sunday.
Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:09:42 GMT - Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he'd be fine with having his security clearance revoked, as President Donald Trump threatened to do to him and other former intelligence officials who have been critical of the President.
Brennan walks back Trump comment
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:35:51 GMT - Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discusses the revocation of former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance with CNN's Jake Tapper, saying Brennan's rhetoric has become an issue in Trump's feud with the intelligence community.
Man convicted of sexually abusing a woman on a plane could get life in prison
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:59:48 GMT - A man accused of undressing and fondling a Spirit Airlines passenger while she was asleep could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
She was raped at 15. Two years later she's still fighting for justice
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:33:44 GMT - It was meant to be a quick run to the local village shop. Instead, it marked the beginning of a terrifying ordeal.
Kevin Spacey film earns $126 on day 1
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:02:54 GMT - A movie starring actor Kevin Spacey, who's facing sexual misconduct allegations, earned a mere $126 at the box office on its opening day.
Man is detained while driving pregnant wife to hospital
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:08:57 GMT - Joel Arrona was heading to a San Bernardino, California, hospital with his pregnant wife for a planned cesarean section when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained him, forcing his pregnant wife to complete the journey and deliver the baby without him.
She's the world's highest paid actress
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:41:14 GMT - According to Forbes, Scarlett Johansson took home $40.5 million between June 2017 and June 2018, making her the world's highest paid actress. Following Johansson on the Forbes' list are Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, and Reese Witherspoon.
Bode Miller's wife shares heartbreaking photo of daughter who drowned
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:29:15 GMT - Two months after her 19-month-old daughter tragically drowned, Morgan Miller shared a heart-wrenching photo so other parents won't experience the pain she has.
Bolton: China, Iran, North Korea meddling in midterm elections
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:08:29 GMT - Chinese, Iranian and North Korean attempts to meddle in the 2018 US elections are, like Russia's efforts, "a sufficient national security concern," White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday.
Former NFL 1st round pick booed by home crowd
IndyCar driver in hospital after car flies into fence
Stelter: 'Panicking'? Who's 'panicking,' Fox?
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:21:17 GMT - CNN's Brian Stelter discusses the "echo chamber" between the Trump administration and Fox News.
Elon Musk, in a 2:30 am tweet, tells Arianna Huffington he can't slow down
Police dashcam captures rescue of 3-year-old girl left in hot car for over 12 hours
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:22:17 GMT - Newly released dashcam footage shows Florida Deputy Bill Dunn rushing to save a 3-year-old girl who was left inside a hot car overnight. HLN's Jennifer Westhoven has the details.
Twitter CEO is 'ready to question everything'
Teen charged after pushing her friend off bridge
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:14:09 GMT - A teenage girl has been charged with reckless endangerment after video showed her pushing a friend off a bridge.
Ex-QB sells mansion for $2.9 million
Parents decry 'sexist' quote in school's hallway
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:49:29 GMT - A Houston school has removed a quote popularized by a former New York madam after social media controversy over the saying, which was posted in a hallway above school lockers, according to CNN affiliate KTRK.
Fan needs stitches after angry golfer breaks club
Forget your 401k if you own a home (Do This)
'Crazy Rich Asians' exceeds box office expectations
Opinion: Why this is the right movie for this moment
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:06:59 GMT - You've probably already read about how "Crazy Rich Asians" is the first major studio release to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years -- since The Joy Luck Club accomplished that feat in 1993.
Jon M. Chu on film's 'overwhelming' response
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 22:25:40 GMT - Jon M. Chu, the director for "Crazy Rich Asians" spoke with CNN's Ana Cabrera about the film's success and what it means to have an all-Asian cast in Hollywood.
Constance Wu gets real about the significance of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Fans start #GoldOpen movement to pack theaters
10 upcoming air shows that will blow your hair back
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:35:17 GMT - A legendary spy plane, fearsome fighter jets and a gigantic airlifter are just some of the stars of air shows this summer and fall across the United States and Canada.
The world's biggest water bomber
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10 of the world's largest aircraft
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:09:13 GMT - When, or if, the weird-looking Stratolaunch takes off from Mojave, California, as expected in 2019, it will have smashed a record that's remained unbroken for 71 years.
World's longest aircraft to have glass floors
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:56:54 GMT - Design plans for the Airlander 10 include glass floors, en suite cabins, and horizon-to-horizon views.
'The Simpsons' favorite convenience store comes to life
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 22:04:10 GMT - Cowabunga!
Opinion: The scientific theories battling to explain the universe
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:35:47 GMT - In human history, there have been many interesting and epic feuds -- the Hatfields and McCoys, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, or the Notorious B.I.G and Tupac. Many of us love to read in tabloids or history books about the salacious details of how the bad blood came to be.
Ex-CIA official to Trump supporter: We're done
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:20:10 GMT - Former CIA and FBI official Phil Mudd debates President Trump's revocation of John Brennan's security clearance with Paris Dennard.
Why it's cheaper than ever to fly across the Atlantic
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:46:10 GMT - Gone are the days when flying across the Atlantic would routinely cost a small fortune.
3 reasons you're not making more money at work
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT -
Corporate America is raking in fat profits. Will it last?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:20:53 GMT -
4 things you can do to be recession-ready
Christmas came early for Putin
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:32:31 GMT - Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my Presidential Weekly Briefing focuses on the topics and issues the President needs to know to make informed decisions.
Why this World Humanitarian Day could be grimmest of all
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:51:14 GMT - Even the most hard-core aid workers would have struggled to watch the initial images out of Yemen from a horrific airstrike on a school bus after a missile struck a crowded marketplace in broad daylight.
Ousting Pelosi isn't the answer
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:45:11 GMT - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is under fire. A debate has unfolded within the Democratic Party about whether she needs to go. As the Republicans ramp up a midterm campaign strategy centered around connecting Democratic candidates to an allegedly left-wing, out-of-touch coastal leader, Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin report in The New York Times that a growing number in the party think it's time for the former House speaker to go.
Trump's all-about-me approach warps presidency
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:32:53 GMT - Does anyone believe President Donald Trump's claim, issued via press secretary Sarah Sanders, that he wanted only to protect the country when he revoked former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance?
Kofi Annan protected us from our worst instincts
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:28:51 GMT -
Trump is picking on the wrong guy
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:05:00 GMT - President Trump is picking on the wrong guy if he thinks the revocation of John Brennan's security clearances is going to intimidate or silence him. The man who is in many ways the architect of the war on militant jihadists is not going to be easily bullied.
How to pay off your house ASAP (it's so simple)
Japanese Billionaire's prediction will give you goosebumps
Fly practically free with these 4 travel cards
Who's Trump attacking on Twitter?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:27:36 GMT - President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to define -- and defame -- his political opponents, but about 18 months into his presidency it's become blindingly clear that his use of social media to target critics, disloyal former lieutenants and the media tells us more about him than anyone else.
A Manafort-sized cloud hangs over Washington
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:39:30 GMT - The ongoing trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on a series of financial crimes isn't the buzziest story of the week. That title goes to the release of reality TV villain and former White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman's tell-all memoir about her time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But it is the most important story of the week -- and one with the broadest implications as to what Donald Trump's presidency will be like going forward.
Brett Kavanaugh was concerned with his Federalist Society membership in 2001, emails show
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:03:33 GMT - In an email chain addressed to two of his colleagues in March 2001, Brett Kavanaugh, then associate counsel to President George W. Bush, complained to his colleagues about recent press reports characterizing him.
Google CEO to employees: We're 'not close' to launching search in China
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:54:35 GMT -
Tinder exec: I had to protect the company from my own story
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:25:26 GMT -
Verizon's 5G sales pitch: Free TV
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:05:50 GMT -
Tencent has a major gaming problem
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:29:52 GMT -
Autonomous vehicles are coming. Now comes the hard part.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:10:57 GMT -
CDC graphic novel foreshadows outbreaks in California, Michigan
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:42:09 GMT -
The man bringing rap music to the deaf community
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:52:53 GMT - As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.
Families fear chemicals in their tap water
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:27:44 GMT - It's been about three weeks since Tammy Cooper last drank water from her tap. That's when she saw a warning on Facebook for residents of her small Western Michigan town to stop drinking the water.
Life expectancy drops in the US, rises in Australia
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:08:35 GMT - Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.