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Hacks, Nudes, and Breaches: It's Been a Rough Month for Dating Apps
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:44:57 +0000 - Trouble at OKCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Jack'd have made February a bad stretch for romantics online.
Trump Declared an Emergency Based on Data That Doesn’t Exist
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:12:19 +0000 - As he declared a national emergency Friday, President Trump repeatedly dismissed statistics and reports produced by his own government.
Gadget Lab Podcast: The Allure of OG Usernames
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:24:00 +0000 - Product designer Chris Messina snagged @chris as his Instagram name. It’s been awesome—and terrible. Plus: Amazon splits with NYC, on the Gadget Lab podcast.
With HQ2, New York and Amazon Played a Zero Sum Game—And Everyone Lost
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:20:01 +0000 - With the HQ2 split, New York lost a chance for a more diverse economy. Amazon lost a chance to engage with critics. And in it all, America lost out too.
California's Rain Was a 'Cat 4' Atmospheric River. Wait, What?
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:56:00 +0000 - All that rain drenching California this week came from an atmospheric river. A new rating scale would tell you how much water is fueling the system.
A 7-Year Journey Across the US, One Highway at a Time
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000 - Joshua Dudley Greer traveled 100,000 miles up and down US interstates for his new book 'Somewhere Along the Line'.
'Metro Exodus' Brings the Series' Grim Atmosphere Aboveground
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:00:00 +0000 - By taking the 'Metro' titles out of the Metro, 4A Games is conducting a massive experiment—one that mostly succeeds.
The Fallout of the Activision Layoffs Will Last a While
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000 - Outcry about the layoffs has continued throughout the week.
The Eye-Popping Alita: Battle Angel Never Ends—Literally
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000 - The James Cameron-produced movie is a lot of fun, but it's trying so hard to turn into a franchise it forgets to have a third act.
See All the Tools and Tricks That Make Nascar Go
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000 - If perfectly arranged drawers and heart-stopping car racing is your thing, you'll be glad to meet the crews who make it happen.
7 Best Cold-Brew Coffee Makers (2019)
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000 - Learn how to make fantastic cold brew with our picks for the best cold-brew coffee makers, best cold-brew coffee grounds, and our advice.
Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' Is Your New X-Men—Ugh
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000 - Sure, it's derivative. That's what you'll love about it—and what might drive you crazy.
Darpa Wants to Solve Science’s Reproducibility Crisis With AI
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - Social science has an image problem—too many findings don't hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies to try to identify red flags.
Personal Data Collection: The Complete Wired Guide
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - Information about you, what you buy, where you go, even where you look is the oil that fuels the digital economy.
Au Revoir, Airbus A380
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:53:54 +0000 - It was so huge that it required a whole special bespoke transportation logistics setup, but no one wanted to buy it.
How Do I (Safely) Use Dating Apps?
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:30:11 +0000 - Happy Love Day! (Ugh) Here's how to get started with Tinder, Bumble, and so on
Before There Was Internet Paranoia, There Was Lyndon LaRouche
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:38:19 +0000 - He was considered a wacko and denied access to a broad audience. Today, anyone can spread wild ideas online.
Trump's Wall Won't Solve a National Emergency. It Is One
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:05:29 +0000 - President Trump has signaled that in addition to signing a congressional spending bill, he will declare a national emergency to fund his misbegotten border wall.
Amazon Won't Build Its HQ2 in New York City
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:01:57 +0000 - The company says it will no longer build its highly anticipated office in Queens, after the deal faced backlash from politicians, taxpayers, and activists.
India Is Cracking Down on Ecommerce and Free Speech
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:51:19 +0000 - Following China's lead, India is restricting some sales by global ecommerce companies, and weakening protections around online free speech.
Women Will Dominate—and Dismantle—the Music Industry in 2019
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:00:00 +0000 - From Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves to Tierra Whack and Lizzo, this year is all about female artists remaking the music biz.
The AI Text Generator That's Too Dangerous to Make Public
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:00:00 +0000 - Researchers at OpenAI decided that a system that scores well at understanding language could too easily be manipulated for malicious intent.
A 'Breaking Bad' Movie Is Coming to Netflix
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:16:58 +0000 - Also: Apple is reportedly announcing its streaming plans in March, and Thanos is going to 'Dune'.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review: Not Your Best Buds
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000 - Sennheiser's high-end earbuds are completely wire-free, but they aren't completely hassle-free.
Don’t Get Your Valentine an Internet-Connected Sex Toy
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:02:40 +0000 - Mozilla expands its “Privacy Not Included” gift guide to the bedroom: It’s all sexy fun and games until someone hacks a WiFi-enabled butt plug.
Launch an 80,000-Pound Sled off an Aircraft Carrier? Sure!
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000 - This electromagnetic catapult flings airplanes into the sky (and giant sleds into the water). Here's how to calculate the projectile motion involved.
Two Satellites Almost Crashed. Here’s How They Dodged It
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:00:00 +0000 - Close encounters of the orbiting kind are getting so common, the Air Force’s alerts are starting to look like junk mail.
10 Ways to Stay Active Indoors (and Sane) in Winter
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - Rollerblades, climbing shoes, and more—here’s our favorite gear for warding off the winter blues.
How Measles Hacks the Body—and Harms Its Victims for Years
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - The virus is the most contagious in the world, exploiting the human body's immune system to spread with extreme agility and harming its victims for years.
What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000 - Direct democracy! Universal basic income! ... Fascism? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.

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An Aurora, Illinois, city official says 4 police officers and multiple civilians were struck in the shooting
Suspect in Illinois shooting is dead, officials say
Shooting occurred at a manufacturing company
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:35:37 GMT - [Breaking news update, published at 4:07 p.m. ET]
Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:02:44 GMT - John Probst says he recognized the gunman.
Soon: Police will give an update on the shooting
Employees at a nearby pallet company didn't hear the gunfire over the sound of nail guns
Shooting comes one day after anniversary of Parkland massacre
Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:00:16 GMT - Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.
Mueller's team interviews Sarah Sanders
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:39:53 GMT - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, she told CNN on Friday.
House chairman: Documents contradict Trump attorneys on hush-money payments
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:14:13 GMT - House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says that his panel has obtained information that calls into question previous statements made by attorneys representing President Donald Trump to federal officials about 2016 hush-money payments to keep an alleged Trump extramarital affair under wraps.
Will the Supreme Court stop Trump's national emergency?
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:59:45 GMT - President Donald Trump is well aware that his national emergency declaration will face legal challenges, but he's moving forward anyway.
Fact-checking Trump's speech
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:35:13 GMT - President Donald Trump on Friday signed a national emergency declaration to address "an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs." He also spoke about a wide variety of issues, including trade with China and the national debt.
Trump breaks into bizarre sing-song riff about being sued
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:35:08 GMT - President Donald Trump says he's expecting to be sued over his national emergency declaration to fund his border wall.
Trump tells reporter to sit down
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:36:57 GMT - President Trump gets contentious with CNN's Jim Acosta and another reporter during a press conference in which he declared a national emergency.
Opinion: Odd start to President's Day weekend
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:14:49 GMT - Presidents Day weekend 2019 is beginning with the spectacle of a commander in chief who is concocting a "national emergency" to try to usurp Congress' constitutional power to decide how the government should spend its money. And yet this is the weekend we remember George Washington and how he was the first to demonstrate what presidential greatness really looks like.
2 men arrested in attack of 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:32:11 GMT - Two suspects have been arrested in the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, Chicago Police Department said Friday.
Family files lawsuit in death of fraternity pledge at Ohio University
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:53:23 GMT - The parents of a dead fraternity pledge have filed a lawsuit against the fraternity, alleging their son died last fall as a result of extensive hazing.
Atmospheric rivers are pulling California out of drought and piling on the snow
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:55:02 GMT - When 2019 started, California's snowpack was at 67%. Now it's at over 136% and rising.
Uber says it lost $1.8 billion in 2018
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:54:42 GMT - Uber, the most highly- valued US based startup, is heading into its much-anticipated IPO after more than one billion dollars in losses last year.
81-year-old is sole resident of remote, disputed island
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:31:48 GMT - In 1991, Kim Sin-yeol and her husband made the unusual decision to move to a lonely outcrop of islands at the heart of a long-standing territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea.
Pot company sees nearly 300% sales jump
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:08:48 GMT - Canopy Growth's cannabis business is booming thanks to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada last fall.
A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio official says
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:47:35 GMT - Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses' actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday.
Exclusive video shows ISIS' final battle
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:24:37 GMT - In its dying days, ISIS' fight to the bitter end has been captured in exclusive footage obtained by CNN. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the counter-attack the terrorist group has launched in eastern Syria.
Pro golfer says he'll apologize to caddie and pay remainder of the $50,000 he requested
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:16:52 GMT - Earlier this week, pro golfer Matt Kuchar defended the $5,000 he paid his fill-in caddie after winning $1,296,000 at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico, his first PGA tournament victory in four years.
Opinion: Ryan Adams is making me rethink my rock collection
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:28:12 GMT - In indie music circles, there had long been whispers about Ryan Adams being a jerk. Living in Chicago's rock hotbed neighborhood of Wicker Park in the 1990s, I certainly heard them. Still, how tragic to see the rumors confirmed and amplified in the New York Times story Wednesday about the "Heartbreaker" musician, who has denied them but also apologized.
NBA unveils jersey that can change names
Warren Buffett's rapid U-turn on Oracle
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:57:29 GMT - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold its entire $2 billion stake in Oracle after holding the investment for just one quarter.
Man buys ultra-rare baseball card for $2
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:21:36 GMT - A California card collector scored big when he nabbed an ultra-rare Babe Ruth card at a shop for just two dollars.
Rapper speaks out for first time since arrest
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:33:13 GMT - Rapper 21 Savage, whose musical persona revolves around the city of Atlanta, is British and in the country illegally, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Pro golfer shoots 17 on one hole
More bad news for lovers of diet soda
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:23:25 GMT - More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
Actress, Steve Harvey tangle over blackball claim
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:14:59 GMT - Actress-comedian Mo'Nique had a tense exchange with talk show host Steve Harvey over her claim that she has been blackballed by Hollywood since her 2010 Oscar win for her role in "Precious."
Colin Kaepernick, NFL reach settlement in collusion case
Colorado store that boycotted Nike after Colin Kaepernick ad will close
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:37:40 GMT - In September, Stephen Martin saw a Nike ad featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Alliance of American Football had talks with Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:34:17 GMT - An upstart US professional football league reportedly had talks with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but it appears that former 49ers quarterback wanted more money than the league was willing to pay.
Opinion: The worst Super Bowl ever
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:25:31 GMT - The worst Super Bowl in history has just ended, and I am debating whether to:
How Amazon blew its chance in New York
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:58:58 GMT - The deal was supposed to be foolproof.
Despite record profits, Amazon didn't pay any federal income tax in 2017 or 2018
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:18:14 GMT - Amazon hasn't paid any taxes to the US government in the past two years. Actually, Amazon received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal tax credits in 2017 and 2018.
These are the companies Amazon owns
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 20:35:00 GMT - Amazon is the world's largest online retailer, but it's much more than just Amazon.com.
Orange alligators spotted in South Carolina pond
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:24:33 GMT - Two alligators with leathery orange skin are raising eyebrows in a community in South Carolina.
See a harpoon skewer space junk in orbit
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:42:33 GMT - A satellite has successfully test fired a harpoon into space to capture dangerous space debris.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hint they're engaged
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:39:06 GMT - It appears Valentine's Day was a good one for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.
The week in 28 photos
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:39:08 GMT - Take a look at 28 photos of the week from February 8 through February 14.
JPMorgan is creating its own cryptocurrency
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:25:40 GMT - JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank, is launching its own cryptocurrency.
Traveling for work? Bring a taste of home with you
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:55:07 GMT - Narrow plane seats, weird smells, unfamiliar food, and disrupted routines -- frequent business travel can be uncomfortable for very real reasons. But with a little prep, you can bring a piece of home with you wherever you go and make your trips less stressful and more effective.
6 easy ways to beat jet lag
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:54:31 GMT - Most jobs don't require attending meetings at 1 a.m., giving presentations at 2 a.m or dialing into conference calls at 3 a.m.
Mike Pence's hypocritical outrage
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:57:14 GMT - This has been a busy week at the moral outrage salad bar.
Amazon decision is a blow to NY
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:59:12 GMT - This is why we can't have nice things.
A USC gynecologist shattered my illusions
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:06:21 GMT - The University of Southern California, a stone's throw from Hollywood, has mastered the art of illusion.
Mueller's report is coming, like it or not
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:37:03 GMT - The top issue on the minds of readers this week is the hotly anticipated, deeply mysterious Robert Mueller report: When will the special counsel share his findings, what will the report contain and who will see it?
One part of Green New Deal is universal
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:23:23 GMT - The nation got its first chance to digest the details of the Green New Deal when Democrats proposed a nonbinding congressional resolution last week. Reading the 14-page document feels a bit like scanning a multipage menu in search of a satisfying meal. If you are a progressive, you feel overwhelmed by all there is to savor, and if you are a conservative, you struggle to find something you can stomach.
40-year-old mystery death of a US ambassador
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:06:19 GMT - Too often, we hear of another American death in Afghanistan. But little if any attention is given to the American who gave his life there just prior to the 1979 invasion by Soviet forces, which began the four-decade-long cycle of warfare still continuing today.
The problem isn't Meghan Markle
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:18:03 GMT - Did you read the story about Meghan Markle demanding synthetic air freshener in a 14th century royal chapel? Or the one about her making Kate Middleton cry? Maybe you saw the tabloid report that she gave out weed at her first wedding or even enjoyed the unsourced conspiracy theories on social media that claim she's the latest celebrity to fake a pregnancy?
Huge rate drop. Could be last chance to refinance.
Fastest way to pay off $10,000 in credit card debt
9 ways to ease stress without smoking
Jussie Smollett case: Everything we know so far
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:18:03 GMT - It's been two weeks since Jussie Smollett says he was attacked in a Chicago neighborhood and a lot has occurred thus far.
Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:31:48 GMT - Yes, they are musicians who share the same last name and the same birthday, but Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams.
'Carlton Dance' refused copyright registration
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:26:08 GMT - It's not unusual for the "Carlton Dance" to be loved by anyone, but the US Copyright Office apparently doesn't think it's all that special.
Regina King aims to give us all the feels
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:58:17 GMT - In one way, we all owe thanks to Sally Field for the wonder that is Regina King.
'Umbrella Academy's' messed-up super-team
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:52:25 GMT - HBO has "Watchmen" coming, but in terms of dysfunction super-teams, it's about to have plenty of company.
America's fight with Huawei is messing with the world's 5G plans
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:24:31 GMT - The US-led offensive against Chinese tech firm Huawei is creating big problems for mobile operators as they start building the next generation of wireless networks.
GM's new e-bike is called Arīv
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:16:21 GMT - General Motors newest product is an e-bike called Arīv, and it is now available for ordering, at least in some parts of the world.
Shell is taking on Tesla with batteries for homes
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:19:39 GMT - Royal Dutch Shell is making a bet on home battery storage as it tries to boost its sustainable energy business.
Schultz's claim he doesn't 'see color' at odds with Starbucks' 2018 anti-bias training videos
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:58:42 GMT - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz faced a swift backlash on Tuesday night when he said, in response to a question about race during a CNN town hall, that he doesn't "see color."
Fact-checking Trump's claims about fact-checkers
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:50:14 GMT - CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at President Trump's suggestion that fact checkers didn't cover President Obama's claims about Obamacare.
FCC: Nearly half the calls you receive this year will be spam
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:36:29 GMT - Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday.
Do Americans really want outsider politicians?
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 22:12:52 GMT - More than half of Americans said that all things being equal, they would be more likely to support a candidate for Congress who is seen as a political outsider over a political insider, according to a Monmouth University poll from August 2018.
Top general disagrees with Trump on Syria pullout
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:08:09 GMT -