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The English Rose, in All Its Frankensteined Glory
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:36:53 +0000 - A rose is a rose is a rose—just not to the English.
Facebook’s Libra Reveals Silicon Valley’s Naked Ambition
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:09:31 +0000 - Cloaked in the guise of making the world a better place, the cryptocurrency project is really another attempt to go big or go home.
Cold War Spy Photos Show How Fast Himalayan Glaciers Are Melting
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:59:59 +0000 - By turning declassified images into a 3D model, scientists find that the mountain range's glaciers are melting twice as fast as before 2000.
JD Power Says Korean Cars Beat US and Europe in Quality
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:05:25 +0000 - New car owners report fewer problems than in past years. But infotainment systems are proving troublesome.
This Robot Fish Powers Itself With Fake Blood
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:00:00 +0000 - A new robot lionfish uses a rudimentary vasculature and “blood” to both energize itself and hydraulically power its fins.
Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:25:13 +0000 - No matter what you feel about "You Need to Calm Down," you're probably playing directly into her hands.
Google Turns to Retro Cryptography to Keep Data Sets Private
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0000 - Google's Private Join and Compute will let companies compare notes without divulging sensitive information.
Olympus Tough TG-6 Review: A Durable Point-and-Shoot Camera
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - The latest Olympus TG is a go-anywhere camera that soars where smartphones crash.
Hospitals Aren’t Ready for a Mass Casualty Wildfire
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000 - With wildfires intensifying, the number of burn victims is likely to rise. But hospitals have been losing their burn treatment expertise, leaving the country unprepared.
How Facial Recognition Is Fighting Child Sex Trafficking
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000 - A nonprofit called Thorn is using Amazon Rekognition to scan online ads for underage sex-trafficking victims.
What the Google-Genius Copyright Dispute Is Really About
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:20:34 +0000 - Genius says it caught Google red-handed. Then the evidence disappeared. The real story is even more complicated.
Daniel Rozen Makes Kinetic 'Mirrors' That Echo Your Movements
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:55:18 +0000 - Walk up to one of Daniel Rozin's "mechanical mirrors" and see yourself reflected back in rippling waves of light and shadow.
A Shitty Robot Tesla Truck, Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, and More News
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:02:35 +0000 - Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
Companies Don’t Need Conventions Like E3. They Should Go Anyway
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:49:42 +0000 - More and more companies are skipping E3 and other industry conventions. They might be missing out.
Weather Forecasts Will Soon Use Weird, Bendy GPS Signals
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:33:14 +0000 - SpaceX will soon launch weather-prediction satellites that track how GPS signals bend as they travel through the atmosphere.
The YouTubers Who Changed the Landscape for #NaturalHair
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:03:48 +0000 - “It’s just hair, but it’s more than that. Every culture has held meaning in hair."
The Midwest's Farms Face an Intense, Crop-Killing Future
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:59:43 +0000 - The flooding that struck the Midwest is just one way climate change is causing plants to fail, complicating life for the region's growers.
MTV's 'Most Meme-Able Moment' Honors Internet Culture—Barely
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:18:37 +0000 - Was *The Bachelor*'s Colton Underwood jumping over a fence the biggest thing online in the last year? Uh, maybe?
How Not To Prevent a Cyberwar With Russia
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:30:29 +0000 - Former cybersecurity officials warn against a path of aggression that could inflame cyberwar rather than deter it.
YouTube's 'Shitty Robot' Queen Made Her Own Tesla Pickup Truck
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000 - Simone Giertz hacked her Model 3 into a ride she calls the "Truckla," and it does donuts.
A Plan to Stop Breaches With Dead Simple Database Encryption
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0000 - Database giant MongoDB has a new encryption scheme that should help slow the scourge of breaches.
Are E-Bikes and Scooters Doomed?
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:00:00 +0000 - Opinion: China's e-biking masses offer a model for our struggling scoot-scape
What Adam Savage Needs to Know to Fly an Iron Man Suit
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - In the first episode of Savage Builds, Adam Savage tries to build and control an Iron Man flying suit. But he didn't quite figure out the controls.
Review: Gocycle's GX Is a Fast, Foldable, and Spendy Ride
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - Gocycle’s folding electric bike is fun and stable, but its high price tag puts it out of reach for most people.
Roli Lumi Keyboard: Price, Specs, Release Date
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000 - The keys on the Roli Lumi light up in different colors, and a companion mobile app uses those colors to show you how to play a song.
US to Russia on Nuke Experiments: Do as We Say, Not as We Do
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000 - The US is quietly ramping up its plutonium experiments even as Washington raises concerns about Russian testing.
Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:00:00 +0000 - For years, it was the largest portal for sex on the internet. Now its fate could shape the future of Silicon Valley.
The Ambitious Plan Behind Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Libra
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:00:00 +0000 - Facebook designs a cryptocurrency that it won't fully control, but that will uniquely benefit Facebook.
Nuro’s Pizza Robot Will Bring You a Domino’s Pie
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:24:20 +0000 - It’s about half the size of a sedan, and for now it needs a chase car with a babysitter. For now.
Huawei Says US Sanctions Will Reduce Revenue by $30 Billion
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:01:54 +0000 - The Trump administration last month barred shipments of any US technology to Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

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Once the President's closest West Wing confidante, sources now say their relationship has changed
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:48:22 GMT - • Hope Hicks testifies before House panel
Hicks won't answer questions about the White House in interview
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:36:31 GMT - Former White House communications director Hope Hicks is not responding to any questions about her time at the White House in a closed-door congressional interview Wednesday, angering Democrats who say they expect to go to court to force her to answer their questions.
CNN's Erin Burnett: Hope Hicks is as inner circle as it gets
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 23:30:46 GMT - CNN's Erin Burnett discusses the White House directing former officials Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson not to turn over any documents to the House Judiciary Committee relating to their time at the White House.
Opinion: Hicks is the Forrest Gump of the Trump White House
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 02:25:58 GMT - Hope Hicks, former campaign adviser and White House communications director for President Donald Trump, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week. But under a negotiated agreement with Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Hicks will testify behind closed doors. No cameras, no live audience, no visuals -- just a stenographer's rote recording of Hicks's testimony, released publicly after the fact.
Who is Hope Hicks?
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:39:40 GMT - Former Trump White House communications director Hope Hicks has landed a new job at FOX.
Former Trump Org executive says investigations are 'a challenge'
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:47:17 GMT - President Donald Trump is "wired" to hit back at anyone he believes is criticizing him -- a habit a recently departed Trump Organization executive says can sometimes "create an even bigger adversary."
Trump associates look to Mueller report for backup
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 01:34:37 GMT - President Donald Trump's associates are looking to special counsel Robert Mueller for help in fending off a lawsuit from the Democratic National Committee over Russian influence in the last presidential election.
'Sully' Sullenberger says he struggled to recover Boeing 737 MAX in flight simulation
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:38:02 GMT - The pilot who orchestrated the dramatic plane landing in the Hudson River 10 years ago told a congressional panel Wednesday that he can "see how crews could have run out of time" during the recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes after he struggled to recover the plane in a simulator running recreations of the doomed flights.
Judge in census case: New evidence alleging political motivation behind citizenship question 'raises a substantial issue'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:39:02 GMT - In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal trial judge said Wednesday that he believes new evidence presented in a challenge to the 2020 census citizenship question "raises a substantial issue."
Polls: Elizabeth Warren climbing in perceived electability
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:43:26 GMT - Sen. Elizabeth Warren moved up to a second-place tie with Sen. Bernie Sanders nationally, but both remain behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who also tops the list of who people think would beat President Donald Trump, according to a new poll from Monmouth University.
CNN reporter: We don't know where Trump got this number
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:13:06 GMT - CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks President Trump's claim about the amount of money the Mueller investigation has cost taxpayers during his 2020 kickoff rally speech in Orlando.
Analysis: Can Trump's economy last?
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:51:33 GMT - President Donald Trump warned a few days ago that if he isn't reelected the economy will crash, a scary prediction that drives home the supreme confidence he has in his own tough-talking madman theory of leadership.
Congressman booed during hearing
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:13:08 GMT - Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover testified before a House panel hearing on reparations for slavery, bringing a political issue from the campaign trail to the front and center on Capitol Hill.
Opinion: Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff message: It's about you
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:46:35 GMT - The line from Donald Trump's reelection campaign kickoff rally that most stuck with me was: "Don't ever forget this election is about you. It's about your family, your future and the fate of your country."
10 key findings from the report into Jamal Khashoggi's killing
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:28:02 GMT - The first independent report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi has finally been released. Agnes Callamard, the UN's special rapporteur, has laid out in detail evidence that suggests not only did Saudi officials at the highest level plan and carry out the killing, but that they carefully planned how best to hide the murder from the international community.
'Sex cult' leader found guilty on all charges
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:46:17 GMT - Keith Raniere, the founder of the "Nxivm" self-help company that prosecutors said secretly housed a sex cult, was found guilty of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes on Wednesday, according to a public information officer for New York's Eastern District, Tyler Daniels.
Two 14-year-old boys found guilty of murdering schoolgirl in Ireland
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:12:46 GMT - Two 14-year-old boys have become the youngest in Irish history to be convicted of murder, after luring a schoolgirl to a derelict house in Dublin last year before she was sexually assaulted and killed.
FBI assisting Dominican Republic authorities by looking at minibar toxicology samples of US tourists who died
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:23:55 GMT - Samples taken from at least one minibar at the Bahia Principe Hotel are being tested by the FBI as part of the agency's collaboration with Dominican Republic authorities, Ministry of Health communications director Carlos Suero said Wednesday.
Trump voter's false claim surprises CNN reporter
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:01:51 GMT - CNN's Ed Lavandera talks with President Trump's supporters in Florida ahead of his 2020 campaign kickoff.
New York man accused of murder-for-hire plot
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:07:43 GMT - A New York man has been accused of hiring gang members to kill his father at a McDonald's drive-through and ordering an attempted hit on his brother, according to federal prosecutors.
ESPN host: If anyone's calling HR after this show, it's me
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 19:13:36 GMT - Basketball dad and businessman LaVar Ball is under fire after he made a comment to a female ESPN host that the network called "completely inappropriate."
Five female anchors file lawsuit against prominent New York station
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:48:52 GMT - Five female anchors at NY1, a reputable local station in New York, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the news organization, alleging systematic age and gender discrimination. 
YouTube weighs changes to how it handles children's content
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:48:51 GMT - YouTube is weighing a number of changes to its handling of content for children following pressure from inside and outside the company, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Parents brawl over a 13-year-old umpire's call at Little League game
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:04:49 GMT - Police are calling on parents to "grow up" after a fight broke out at a Little League baseball game near Denver, Colorado.
This teen's vape exploded, shattering his jaw
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:13:40 GMT - The 17-year-old traveled 250 miles with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and a hole in his jaw, trekking from a small town in Nevada to a pediatric hospital in Utah with his mother. There, doctors rushed him into surgery, working to reconstruct and repair shattered bone.
Huge great white shark pops up, shocks boaters
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:03:35 GMT - A giant great white shark surprises a group of New Jersey fisherman when it tries to devour a bag of chum off the side of their boat.
A new species of 'cat fox' may be prowling
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:42:49 GMT - There may be a fascinating new species of a fox-like cat, or a cat-like fox, prowling the island of Corsica and yep, it's already cranky and hates your guts.
Frozen spinach recalled for possible listeria contamination
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:17:50 GMT - Sprouts Farmers Market has recalled some frozen spinach because of possible contamination with listeria, the company announced.
High school lost entire class' ACT tests
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:04:05 GMT - Most high school students hope to take the ACT once and get it over with.
Babbling tot and dad are back in new ad
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:03:12 GMT - The internet could not get enough of the conversation between this babbling baby and his dad. Now, they have taken to television in this adorable ad for Denny's.
She got bit by a copperhead while doing laundry
MLB superstar must deliver on $330M payday
Trevor Noah: Mulvaney coughed for a reason
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:01:01 GMT - Late-night hosts poke fun at Trump's reaction when acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney coughed during an interview.
Students and parents in college admissions scam want application fees back
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:11:33 GMT - A group of students and their parents are seeking a class action lawsuit against the criminal mastermind in the college admissions scam and the universities named in the scandal, specifically calling for their college application fees back.
Climbers' use of small plane to summit Mont Blanc illegal and destructive
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:49:03 GMT - Conquering Western Europe's highest peak is an ambition shared by many climbers, but one Mont Blanc summit attempt cut some serious corners en route to the top.
'Chernobyl' producer calls on tourists to respect 'terrible tragedy' when taking photos
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:06:00 GMT - The writer and producer of the hit HBO series "Chernobyl" has called on visitors to the site of the nuclear disaster to show respect, after a series of inappropriate photos were posted online.
Tons of trash removed from Everest
Thu, 02 May 2019 23:47:59 GMT - Mount Everest is covered in trash.
Italy's Florence bans eating in the street
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:05:02 GMT - Italy might be the home of al fresco dining, but in the tourist mecca of Florence street-snacking has become such a problem that local authorities have introduced fines of up to €500 ($581) to combat it.
Super bloom turns into tourist nightmare
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:46:13 GMT - Officials in California were forced to close access to the super bloom in Walker Canyon after swarms of people stretched resources to the limit.
Hershey's is giving its best candy bar a makeover
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:47:41 GMT - Hershey's had a problem: It was making a critically acclaimed candy bar that barely anyone was buying. Something had to change. It was time to act.
Shake Shack is testing out 4-day work week
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:30:08 GMT - Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti tells CNN's Christine Romans how the company is competing to retain employees in a hot labor market.
Panera is testing out a dinner menu
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:13:52 GMT - Panera Bread isn't typically on top of people's minds when it comes to dinner. It wants to change that.
Best Buy will repair iPhones and MacBooks
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:31:10 GMT - Best Buy has succeeded during the online shopping era by beefing up its customer service. Once again, the retailer will lean on its customer service chops by expanding its partnership with Apple to offer repairs on iPhones and MacBooks at all of its stores.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' daughter walked in on them
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:17:33 GMT - TMI, mom and dad.
'Avengers: Endgame' is getting re-released with additional footage
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:47:44 GMT - Marvel Studios will give "Avengers: Endgame" the push that it likely needs in a bid to surpass "Avatar" as the all-time worldwide box-office champ by reissuing the movie with additional footage.
Michelle Obama leads star-studded dodgeball match against late-night host
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:42:13 GMT - Michelle Obama rose to "The Late Late Show" host James Corden's dodgeball challenge and led Team USA to victory over Team UK.
Russell Crowe got drunk and bought a dinosaur head from Leonardo DiCaprio
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:15:55 GMT - Rich movie stars spend their money exactly how you'd think. Russell Crowe, for instance, dropped $35,000 on a dinosaur head he saw sitting on display in Leonardo DiCaprio's house.
Colgate's new recyclable toothpaste tube is nearly ready. It took 5 years to develop
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:32:26 GMT - Toothpaste tubes currently on the market are impossible to recycle because the mix of plastics and aluminum contained in them. Soon, you may be able to toss your used-up toothpaste tube in the blue bin.
Unconventional job interview questions that actually work
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:56:09 GMT - Finding the right candidates to fill open positions is vital to sustaining a business.
3 things investors are still concerned about
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:52:56 GMT - Markets are rallying ahead of Wednesday's open on hopes for a resolution in the US-China trade war. But trade tensions remain a major source of anxiety for investors.
McConnell's racist comments on slavery and Obama
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:19:50 GMT - If you've heard of "40 acres and a mule," then you know that the concept of America paying reparations for the enslavement of black people is by no means a new idea.
It's Juneteenth: Let's talk about reparations
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:12:46 GMT - For 246 years our laws supported a system that made people slaves, divided families, and treated human beings as property. And for nearly 100 after Reconstruction, that dark legacy continued with Jim Crow laws throughout the country.
Why Trump's mass deportation threat is pathetic
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:54:51 GMT - He was right on schedule.
Do more with less? Nurse says that's nonsense
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:10:54 GMT - The need for a pulse-ox device becomes extreme in the hospital when a patient who had been stable suddenly gasps for breath and begins to turn blue. A pulse-ox is a small piece of equipment that clamps onto a patient's finger and registers her oxygen level. Some cost a couple hundred dollars, but the cheapest retail for around $20. When I worked at a teaching hospital in the UPMC system in Pittsburgh, my hospital floor usually had two or three of these devices, and though we nurses begged for more, we were always told the money wasn't "there" in the budget, despite our hospital system's obvious wealth (operating revenues of $14 billion in the first nine months of 2018).
The real goal of Jared Kushner's peace plan
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:14:14 GMT - In the past several days, a few new wrinkles have appeared in the Trump administration "deal of the century" peace plan conceived by first son-in-law Jared Kushner: CNN broke the news that the political portion of the self-described Ultimate Deal would be delayed again, this time until after the September 17 Israeli elections.
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Man arrested over soccer star Emiliano Sala's death
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:41:55 GMT - UK authorities investigating the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala have arrested a man "on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act."
India's sixth-biggest city almost entirely out of water
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:04:11 GMT - The floor of the Chembarambakkam reservoir is cracked open, dry and sun-baked. About 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) away, in Chennai, India's sixth largest city, millions of people are running out of water.
China will no longer be most populous nation
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:14:05 GMT - India is set to overtake China as the world's most populous country in less than a decade, according to a new United Nations report.
New Zealand told: 'Stop stealing Maori kids'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:40:49 GMT - New Zealand's government watchdog will investigate the practice of authorities seizing newborn babies from their mothers -- including some when they are still in hospital.
These 8 states and 31 sites can teach you a lot about black history
All but four states celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:50:19 GMT - Only Hawaii, North and South Dakota and Montana don't celebrate Juneteenth.
First Native American named US Poet Laureate
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:09:28 GMT -
Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:10:01 GMT - Cracker Barrel says it will not permit a Tennessee pastor who has made death threats against gay people to hold an event in one of its stores.
'Verbal settlement' reached in Stephon Clark's family lawsuit
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:29:26 GMT - The family of Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man fatally shot by Sacramento police last year, has reached a verbal settlement with the city, according to court records.
Royal Ascot: Tracking Britain's most famous family at the races
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:13:55 GMT - Royal Ascot has long been a terrific place for spotting celebrities. During Hollywood's Golden Age, Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth and Sophia Loren traveled to Berkshire, England, for the horse races, and in recent years, Helen Mirren, Eddie Redmayne, and Mo Farah have done the same.
Stunning looks from Britain's social elite
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:45:39 GMT - Royal Ascot is one of the world's most prestigious horse races and a highlight of the British summer social season. Each June, more than 300,000 visitors travel to the five-day event -- among them Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.