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Ex-Freedom Caucus member: Some in the group ‘would vote no against the Ten Commandments’

Ex-Freedom Caucus member: Some in the group ‘would vote no against the Ten Commandments’One of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus has resigned in protest of the hard-line conservative group’s opposition to the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, said that both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan reached out to the caucus and made changes to the GOP health care proposal several times. “No matter what changes were made, the goalposts kept getting moved,” Poe said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 11:34 AM

Senate Intel Vice Chair Doesn't Know the Info Nunes Has

Senate Intel Vice Chair Doesn't Know the Info Nunes HasSen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says he and many Democrats and Republicans do not know what evidence House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes is talking about, "suspicious" he is going to the White House to get it.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 5:12 AM

Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run

Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to runFormer Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can’t help but wonder what could have been.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 3:05 PM

Full Mulvaney: 'Washington Won' On GOP Health Bill Fallout

Full Mulvaney: 'Washington Won' On GOP Health Bill FalloutIn an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney talked to Chuck Todd about Pres. Trump’s efforts on the GOP healthcare bill after the decision to pull it before the vote.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 9:05 AM

Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streets

Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streetsRussia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 4:08 PM

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine copTECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 7:47 PM

Former Teacher, 50, And 15-Year-Old Teen He Disappeared With Allegedly Wrote Love Letters to Each Other

Former Teacher, 50, And 15-Year-Old Teen He Disappeared With Allegedly Wrote Love Letters to Each OtherPolice are still searching for the pair.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 12:36 PM

Britain's May to press for strong union on Scotland visit

Britain's May to press for strong union on Scotland visitBy Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will press her case on Monday for a strong union in Scotland, using a visit to staff working on international aid to say "there is no limit to what we can do" when Britain works together. May is battling to keep the United Kingdom together after Britain's vote to leave the European Union revealed deep divisions, with England and Wales voting for Brexit, while Scotland and Northern Ireland supported staying in the bloc. Just days before the British leader launches the formal divorce procedure with the EU, May wants to try to stem demands in Scotland for a new independence referendum by promising to get a Brexit deal that will suit all parts of the country.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 5:37 PM

After United Airlines incident, women share stories of being shamed for their clothing

After United Airlines incident, women share stories of being shamed for their clothingIn response to United Airline's legging-gate, women are speaking out.  Two young girls wearing leggings were banned from a flight on Sunday morning due to a violation of the airline's internal dress code. The situation, which was live-tweeted by activist Shannon Watts, sparked outrage from thousands on social media who called out the company for policing the girls' attire.   Author Dana Schwartz was one of those that spoke out against United Airlines, and asked women on Twitter to share their stories of feeling "embarrassed" or "sexualized" for the first time because of what they wore.  SEE ALSO: United Airlines bans 2 girls with leggings from flight because they weren't 'properly clothed' Ladies, when was the first time you were made to feel embarrassed and sexualized for what you wore? I was in 5th grade, shorts too short. — Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 26, 2017 "It was the 2nd to last day of school. HOT out. I was a beanpole, everything was short on me. They made me call my mom to bring pants," she recalled. "AND THEN when you DO grow up you reach the fun point when you're embarrassed to go out with your dad in public bc people think you're dating," Schwartz explained.  These tweets sparked countless stories from women sharing similar experiences.  @DanaSchwartzzz "We must! We must! We must increase our bust! The bigger the better, the tighter the sweater, the boys depend on us!" (2) — RealMarjo (@RealMarjo) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz early example, though not the first: when my male boss told me (14) that I'd be really hot when I was 16 — Rani Molla (@ranimolla) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz 4th or 5th grade. Gray leggings were inappropriate. Nothing else was clean, but I didn't tell them that — Erin El Issa (@Erin_El_Issa) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz 5th grade: dance pants were too tight for school. 8th grade: friend & I wore matching tube socks & skirts. Forced to change. — Jordon Cloud Rahmil (@jordoncloud) March 26, 2017 In my HS girls had to wear oversized t-shirts that said "I violated the dress code" if tank tops/leggings/etc. were deemed "inappropriate" https://t.co/DC7KB4pnQ4 — Laura Wagner (@Laura_M_Wagner) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz 3rd grade. My arms are really long, and the hem of my shorts wasn't far enough down. — dan stevens real fan (@whas2001) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz at 14, was told small town moms were gossiping about me because I showed 1" of my midriff. hadn't even kissed a boy ever. — Alyssa Galella (@woodlandalyssa) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz I almost didn't get to partipate in my 8th grade graduation because my dress had straps that showed 2 much shoulder. 1981. pic.twitter.com/QXHnPNRZcV — Cami MacNamara (@webcami) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz I once heard a church mom ask my little sisters if they were going to "dress modest this summer, or like your sister Emily" — Emily Joy (@emilyjoypoetry) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz Age 10, end-of-year dance recital, they measured us at the beginning of the year & refused to let us wear bras for dance — TofuForBrains (@TofuForBrains) March 26, 2017 @DanaSchwartzzz First day of high school sent home for wearing dress with thin straps that revealed I had no bra straps. Didn't need a bra! — MosaicMoods ☮️ (@DianaMaus) March 26, 2017 Carina MacKenzie summed up the majority of stories on the thread pretty succinctly:  @DanaSchwartzzz I honestly don't ever remember NOT feeling that way. — Carina MacKenzie (@cadlymack) March 26, 2017 WATCH: Airbus is redefining the future of flying.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 4:12 PM

Jeb Bush: Trump is ‘a distraction in and of himself’

Jeb Bush: Trump is ‘a distraction in and of himself’Jeb Bush says President Trump’s evidence-free claims are kneecapping his first 100 days in the White House. “He should stop saying things that aren’t true, that are distractions from the task at hand,” Bush said in an interview that aired Sunday on Miami’s WFOR-TV. During the bruising campaign, Bush was a prominent critic of Trump — who in turn relentlessly mocked the former Florida governor.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 9:27 AM

Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?

Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked “Pizzagate” controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. “I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,” he said.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 11:44 AM

US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official

US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: officialA senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on a cricket team has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, Washington said Saturday. Qari Yasin, a member of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan group (Pakistani Taliban), was killed on March 19 in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province, the Pentagon said. "The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 3:14 AM

This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017

This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 12:36 PM

'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII

'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWIIFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 5:34 PM

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museumBERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 10:54 AM

Russians Take Part In Nationwide Protests Against Putin, Medvedev

Russians Take Part In Nationwide Protests Against Putin, MedvedevThousands rallied against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday after Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, called a strike.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 2:02 AM

Tel Aviv's trash is being turned into fuel

Tel Aviv's trash is being turned into fuelResidents of Tel Aviv can start feeling a little less guilty about the amount of garbage they throw away. Just a short drive from the city, a new waste collection plant has begun processing the trash from an endless stream of garbage trucks, turning much of it into fuel for a nearby factory. The terminal creates what is known as Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), handling about 1,500 tonnes of trash a day, or about half the trash produced by 1.5 million residents of Tel Aviv and its suburbs.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 12:03 PM

Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers

Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriersBy Tom Finn LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar Airways' chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines. The U.S. introduced new security measures on March 25 banning electronics larger than a mobile phone from passenger cabins on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, including Qatar.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 3:26 PM

As U.S. Airstrikes Rise, So Do Allegations of Civilian Deaths

As U.S. Airstrikes Rise, So Do Allegations of Civilian DeathsA massive bombing in Mosul that may have killed as many as 200 people tops a growing list of sites where the U.S. is accused of bombing civilians.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 3:59 PM

There’s a compelling new reason to buy your iPhone from T-Mobile

There’s a compelling new reason to buy your iPhone from T-Mobile

Choosing where to buy a new iPhone isn't as simple as it might seem. Third-party stores or carriers might give you a better monetary deal than buying an iPhone from the Apple Store, but you're also going to have to deal with yearly contracts, bill credits, or the hassle of unlocking the device if you switch networks.

But all the details aside, T-Mobile is hoping that its latest offering can make the decision much simpler. As of right now, if you buy an iPhone on T-Mobile and opt for extra device insurance, you'll also get AppleCare included in the price.

The AppleCare isn't free with all new iPhones from T-Mobile, but rather it's an additional service you get with T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection. That's just an insurance program that T-Mobile offers on devices. It runs $12 per month, and offers theft and loss protection on your phone. It's a good option if you're prone to losing your device altogether, but the deductibles are high, and it doesn't offer much help with common problems like a cracked screen or water damage (thanks to those high deductibles).

So T-Mobile's new offering bundles the normal insurance, offered by Assurant, with the Apple-provided AppleCare that you know and love. Assurant keeps covering theft and loss, while AppleCare gets you different benefits like live support, cheap screens, and battery repairs.

For anyone who was already on T-Mobile's insurance, or thinking about buying a phone protected by it, this is obviously good news. You're getting more coverage for the same amount of money, and knowing it's Apple-provided coverage means you're not going to have to spend weeks arguing with a weird third-party insurance company.

 




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 6:22 PM

Northern Irish parties fail to solve spat in time

Northern Irish parties fail to solve spat in timeNorthern Ireland's squabbling parties have abandoned talks to form a power-sharing government before Monday's deadline to resolve their bitter political differences. The main two parties in the British province said no deal would be reached by the 4:00pm (1500 GMT) cut-off, following a snap election triggered by the bad blood between them. James Brokenshire, Britain's Northern Ireland minister, must decide what to do next, with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Fein unable to work together.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 8:45 PM

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Finds Life After Smartphones

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Finds Life After SmartphonesWhat is BlackBerry Ltd (ticker: BBRY)? This was an easy question around the turn of the decade when BlackBerry was a leader in smartphone operating system market share. This was an easy question even when the Apple ( AAPL) iPhone started to eat that share, but BlackBerry still stood out as the businessman's smartphone.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 9:41 AM

3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern Philippines

3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern PhilippinesMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:12 AM

Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-runBANGKOK (AP) — The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.




POSTED MARCH 28, 2017 12:18 AM

Photos of the day - March 26, 2017

Photos of the day - March 26, 2017A man waves traditional daggers, or jambiyas, as he attends with supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a rally to mark the two-year anniversary since the military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen; police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in Vladivostok, Russia; Balinese people carry giant effigies in the form of the devil, whose local name is “Ogoh-ogoh,” during a parade before Nyepi Day, the Balinese Day of Silence, marking the Balinese Hindu New Year in Gianyar, a regency in Bali, Indonesia. ...




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 5:00 PM

Spicer won't rule out intel chairman getting info from White House

Spicer won't rule out intel chairman getting info from White HouseOn Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to rule out the idea that the White House was the source of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' revelations regarding members of President Trump's transition team being incidentally surveilled. It was first reported on Monday that Nunes met his source on White House grounds prior to meeting with Trump.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 3:09 PM

Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground

Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher groundBy Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level. The growing alarm persuaded the state government on Monday to warn some 25,000 people living in parts of Mackay, a city 950 kilometers (590 miles) north of the state capital Brisbane, to head south to higher ground.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 4:06 AM

What Is Melania Trump Doing?

What Is Melania Trump Doing?The first lady was reportedly set to appear at Wednesday's International Women of Courage Award ceremony as a special guest.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 10:55 AM

NASA just captured a photo of Jupiter that you won’t believe is real

NASA just captured a photo of Jupiter that you won’t believe is real

NASA has managed to capture some pretty stunning photos of all the cool stuff they've spotted over the years, and rarely does it fail to amaze. There's images of planet surfaces, the rings of Saturn, and even black holes flying through space totally unchecked. Rarely, however, does a photo look so unreal that at first glance you'd be likely to mistake it for a work of Earthling art. A new photo captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft falls into that category, and oh what a sight it is.

The image, originally taken by Juno's "JunoCam" camera, was taken in early February and shows Jupiter's ever-swirling mass of storm clouds from an altitude of roughly 9,000 miles. The storms which continually rock the planet take on a milky appearance when captured up close, and a citizen scientist named Roman Tkachenko took the liberty of enhancing the photo's colors to bring out even more of the defining lines and edges.

The Juno craft, packed with all kinds of fancy monitoring equipment, made its fifth flyby of the planet on Monday, which is also the fourth "science orbit," which is the name they give the flybys when all the instruments on board are up and running. The craft's next flyby won't happen until late May 2017, so it's a rare and exciting event when one of these close passes goes by without a hitch. The craft's data is currently being sent to Earth where researchers will continue to mine it for precious information about our solar system's most intimidating planet.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 6:43 PM

Zuma orders S. Africa finance minister's return from UK

Zuma orders S. Africa finance minister's return from UKSouth African President Jacob Zuma has ordered his finance minister to return from an overseas investment trip, the presidency said Monday, fuelling speculation that a cabinet reshuffle is imminent. Zuma's decision to recall Pravin Gordhan from Britain has led to media and opposition speculation that he could be sacked. Friction has soared between Zuma, who is seeking to fund a "radical economic transformation", and Gordhan who is taking a stand against graft and heavy spending.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 9:03 AM

The Gross Reason You Need to Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Once a Year

The Gross Reason You Need to Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Once a YearSpring cleaning season is here!




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:04 PM

China's Premier Li arrives in New Zealand for talks

China's Premier Li arrives in New Zealand for talksWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's premier has arrived in New Zealand for high-level talks at a time that both countries are pushing to expand free trade.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 4:07 AM

Singapore jails couple for starving Filipino domestic helper

Singapore jails couple for starving Filipino domestic helperA Singapore court jailed a couple on Monday for starving their Filipino domestic helper, a case that highlighted what rights groups say is a common complaint in the wealthy city-state. Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, weighed just 29.4 kg (65 lb) in April 2014 after being given too little to eat for about 15 months, prosecutors said. Lim Choon Hong was jailed for three weeks and fined S$10,000 ($7,200), while his wife, Chong Sui Foon, got three months with no fine.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 11:38 AM

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaA 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the nation as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. More than 300 people — most of whom were students on a high school trip — died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:52 AM

5 Easy Ways to Make Fast Cash

5 Easy Ways to Make Fast CashFor aluminum cans, you'll generally get 40 cents per pound, and maybe 50 cents a pound if you bring in 100 pounds or more. If you have old computer equipment, you could also recycle that for money -- not much, though.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 9:00 AM

Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'

Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, urging Kabul to eradicate "sanctuaries" for militants. Citing the attacks, Islamabad earlier this month temporarily shut the main crossing points along the colonial-era Durand Line border, drawn up in 1893 and rejected by Afghanistan.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 3:00 AM

Samsung Galaxy X vs. Google Pixel 2`

Samsung Galaxy X vs. Google Pixel 2`Both smartphones are expected to be premium devices. While the Pixel 2 will be Google's flagship device for 2017, the Samsung Galaxy X is expected to be an experimental device.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 8:18 AM

Shrine Over Jesus' Tomb in Danger of 'Catastrophic' Collapse

Shrine Over Jesus' Tomb in Danger of 'Catastrophic' CollapseA shrine built over a cave that is revered as the tomb of Jesus is in danger of "catastrophic" collapse, according to a report by National Geographic. The shrine (or the "Edicule," as it is often called) is located within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. According to legend, Helena, the mother of emperor Constantine the Great (A.D. 272-337) visited Jerusalem in the fourth century and discovered the cave where Jesus was buried after being crucified.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 11:40 AM

Merkel's party easily beats centre-left in state poll

Merkel's party easily beats centre-left in state pollGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's party easily won a regional election Sunday, dealing an early blow to centre-left hopes of ending her more than decade-long reign. In the Saarland state vote held six months before a general election, Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) won 40 percent against 30 percent for the Social Democrats (SPD), according to early results by public broadcasters. The result spelt a five-point boost for the CDU over the SPD, which has served as the unhappy junior partner to the conservatives in so-called grand coalitions at both the state and national levels.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 2:52 PM

Elon Musk, very normal non-supervillain, starts company to implant electrodes in your brain

Elon Musk, very normal non-supervillain, starts company to implant electrodes in your brain

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and a man who wants to nuke Mars, has founded a new company. According to WSJ sources, Neuralink is a new venture that aims to pursue "neural lace" technology to help brains interface with computers.

Musk did not confirm details or comment to the WSJ, but the report claims that Musk was actively involved in setting up the firm, and may have a significant leadership responsibility. Investors will presumably hope that solving another of science fiction's biggest worries won't stop him from revolutionizing the automaking, space exploration and energy generation industries at the same time.

Neuralink's aim, according to the WSJ's sources, is to implant tiny electrodes in the brain that may allow for two-way interfacing with computers, allowing users to "one day upload and download thoughts." Although Musk didn't confirm his involvement, one of the firm's founding team members confirmed his involvement. Neuralink registered as a medical research company in California last year.

Musk's interest in a computer-brain interface hasn't come from nowhere. The billionaire is famously worried about the development of AI, and how it may pose a threat to humanity -- not just in a Terminator sense, but that computers may one day leave humans behind, and make us obsolete. The computer-brain interface is Musk's solution, allowing humans to be enhanced by AI, rather than replaced.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/739006012749799424

If Musk is confirmed to be involved in Neuralink, it would be the latest in a series of side projects. Since making his fortune as one of the "PayPal Mafia" during the first dot-com boom, Musk has found success with Tesla, his auto manufacturer, and SpaceX, a rocket company that has its ambitions set on a Mars colony.

In the meantime, Musk has proposed a radical new form of transportation called Hyperloop (although he gave the plans away for free, since he's too busy), worked on making solar roofs affordable for every house in America, and tried to solve LA's traffic problems by tunneling.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 4:31 PM

Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

Iran strikes back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctionsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 1:14 PM

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s Cutest Moments

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s Cutest MomentsCheck out these insanely cute moments from Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 1:43 PM

Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen

Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teenNEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager resigned Sunday from the New York Police Department to avoid being fired following a disciplinary trial in a case that sparked outrage over police use of deadly force against black men and boys.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 11:38 PM

Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche

Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalancheAn avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more. More than 100 troops were deployed in a major rescue mission after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. A total of 52 students and 11 teachers from seven high schools were on a three-day mountaineering expedition when disaster struck.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 7:04 AM

White House looks past conservatives on tax reform - to Democrats

White House looks past conservatives on tax reform - to DemocratsBy Lindsay Dunsmuir and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform. The threat by White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to build a broad coalition on tax reform that could include moderate Democrats came as the Republican head of the tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives said he hoped to move a tax bill through his panel this spring.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 8:38 PM

Nokia 6, 5 And 3 Releasing In US, HMD Global Confirms

Nokia 6, 5 And 3 Releasing In US, HMD Global ConfirmsHMD Global has confirmed that its trio of new Android smartphones will come to the U.S. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet if the 3310 reboot will be heading to the country.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 7:24 PM

Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of Medieval Man Who Died 700 Years Ago

Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of Medieval Man Who Died 700 Years AgoThe medieval man was buried along with hundreds of others in a graveyard underneath what is now the Old Divinity School building of St. John's College at the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. By studying his remains and piecing together his facial features and biological history, archeologists said they hope to understand the lives of anonymous poor people in the 13th century. "Most historical records are about well-off people and especially their financial and legal transactions," study lead researcher John Robb, a professor of archaeology at the University of Cambridge, said in a statement.




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 10:40 AM

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally on California beach

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally on California beachSupporters of President Trump holding a rally on a popular Southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday and four people were arrested, law enforcement said. Multiple fights broke out and at least one Trump supporter was doused with pepper spray when pro-Trump demonstrators marching along Bolsa Chica State Beach encountered a small group opposed to the Republican president who had gathered to denounce the rally. Four counter-protesters were arrested, three for illegal use of pepper spray and one for assault and battery, Kevin Pearsall, a spokesman for the California State Parks Police said on Saturday evening.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 7:14 AM

Watch the US Navy test its ultra-powerful electromagnetic railgun

Watch the US Navy test its ultra-powerful electromagnetic railgun

Anyone who's played a futuristic shooter since the dawn of video games knows that when you see something called a "railgun" you're in for a real treat. Well, the US Navy built a railgun of its very own, and it just showed off its remarkably powerful creation in a new video of its test firing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=106&v=Pi-BDIu_umo

Railguns like the one the Navy has built trade chemical propellants like gunpowder for the sheer power of electricity, generating extremely strong magnetic fields to push a projectile down a set of rails and out the end of the barrel. It might not sound particularly efficient, but the speeds that railgun projectiles can achieve put traditional cannons to shame. The Navy's massive weapon, for example, launches its rounds at a whopping 4,500 mph.

Additionally, the projectiles launched by the railgun do their damage not by exploding, but simply by striking their target while moving at such a high speed, quite literally tearing apart anything they come into contact with.

For most of their history, railguns have been more fiction than science, and their practicality and reliability has repeatedly been questioned over time. The size of the device itself is typically massive, owing to the large and complex electronic components required to supply the necessary power. However, there are also some pretty fantastic benefits of the non-explosive rounds, such as much less chance of unexploded ordnance causing problems either on the ship or vehicle firing the weapon, or on the battlefield after a skirmish has ended.




POSTED MARCH 26, 2017 1:47 PM

The Latest: Arab ministers adopt resolution on Jerusalem

The Latest: Arab ministers adopt resolution on JerusalemDEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on the Arab Summit held in Jordan (all times local):




POSTED MARCH 27, 2017 12:28 PM

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