Friday, Jun 23, 2017

'Mom, please stop cussing and screaming 'cause I don't want you to get shooted': New video from police killing

From latimes.com | Archived Version

A newly released video taken moments after the police shooting of Philando Castile last July in Minnesota shows his distraught girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, handcuffed in the back of a police car with her 4-year-old daughter.

'Nobody is Perfect': Some Uber Employees Balk at Travis Kalanick's Exit

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

Earlier this week, Travis Kalanick stepped down as the chief executive at Uber. Credit Jeffery Salter/Redux. Uber and its investors are facing a backlash over Travis Kalanick's departure as chief executive - particularly from employees.

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Chiefs keep searching for Fantasy stars

From cbssports.com | Archived Version

Kansas City has been a great team under Andy Reid, but the Chiefs have been lacking for Fantasy stars in recent years. The hope for Fantasy owners this season is Spencer Ware, Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce can all do well.

Biggest US banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests

From reuters.com | Archived Version

A combination file photo shows international banks Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch from Reuters archive.

Bill Cosby, Fresh From Trial, Plans Talks on Avoiding Assault Accusations

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

The Bill Cosby representatives Ebonee M. Benson and Andrew Wyatt appear Wednesday on “Good Day Alabama.” Credit WBRC. Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings this summer to educate people, including young athletes and married men, ...

Brrr! How much can temperatures drop during a total solar eclipse?

From foxnews.com | Archived Version

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun from Oregon to South Carolina.

Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves for LaVine, No. 7 pick in NBA draft blockbuster

From foxsports.com | Archived Version

The Chicago Bulls have reportedly traded swingman Jimmy Butler and the 16th overall pick to the Minnesota Timbewolves in exchange for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the 7th overall pick in the draft, according to KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Communication gap between women, doctors over heart attack risk

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

NEW YORK -- Heart disease kills more American women than all types of cancer combined, yet many don't discuss the dangers with their doctor.

Derek Carr's extension works for him, not much for other QBs

From espn.com | Archived Version

Thursday was a good day for Derek Carr and the next several generations of his family. The Oakland Raiders quarterback signed a contract extension that guarantees him $40 million right away, $70.2 million against injury, and offers him the chance to ...

Don't be fooled by Zach Collins' college stats. The Blazers will be thrilled to have him

From sbnation.com | Archived Version

Collins didn't play a ton at Gonzaga, but he has all the tools to succeed in the NBA. by Tim Cato@tim_cato Jun 22, 2017, 8:35pm EDT.

Effects of weakening Tropical Depression Cindy linger

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 7:20 PM EDT. NEW ORLEANS -- A tornado ripped apart several buildings in Alabama on Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide -- two lingering effects of a ...

Facebook changes mission statement to 'bring the world closer together'

From techcrunch.com | Archived Version

“Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn't push for any specific positive outcome from more connection.

Former government worker charged with giving top-secret info to China

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) The Justice Department announced Thursday that it had arrested and charged a former US government employee for sharing top-secret information with a Chinese government agent.

Google is launching a new line of cameras for 180-degree VR video

From theverge.com | Archived Version

Google is launching a new, more limited cinematic VR format that it hopes will be almost as accessible as regular YouTube videos. It's called VR180, a collaboration between YouTube and Google's Daydream VR division.

Goop Deletes Yet Another Strange Health Claim After Getting Fact-Checked By NASA

From huffingtonpost.com | Archived Version

The site said energy-balancing body stickers were made from the same stuff as space suits. By Suzy Strutner. At this point, we're not surprised when Goop's health and wellness claims turn out to be shady.

Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) Around the same time House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was declaring she had broad support to remain the top Democratic leader and jabbing back at her critics, a group of her colleagues met privately to brainstorm on whether there was a way to ...

Here Are 5 Great Games You Can Get Dirt Cheap During The Steam Summer Sale

From forbes.com | Archived Version

The Steam Summer Sale starts today and runs through July 5th. That means you have two weeks to pay bargain basement prices on a whole slew of PC games.

Israeli Judge Says Airlines Can't Reseat Women At Request Of Men

From npr.org | Archived Version

Renee Rabinowitz, a Holocaust survivor in her 80s, was flying from Newark, N.J., to Tel Aviv in 2015, when a flight attendant on Israel's El Al airline asked if she would be willing to change seats.

It's so hot in England, schoolboys are wearing skirts

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Amid an intense heat wave, dozens of British schoolboys went to class wearing girls' uniform skirts when the head teacher would not relax a dress code banning the more suitable option: shorts.

Judges: 'Making a Murderer' confession improperly obtained

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

FILE - In a Friday, March 3, 2006 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wis.

Karen Handel wins runoff for seat in United States House of Representatives

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Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

From huffingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Auto-delete system aims to keep communications forever hidden from the public, a watchdog group claims. By Mary Papenfuss. Two watchdog groups have sued Donald Trump over White House records, accusing the president of illegally destroying ...

Lone Star tick bites can cause rare meat allergy in some people

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

With the warm summer months upon us, doctors are seeing more cases of a strange tick-related meat allergy. With most food allergies it only takes minutes or even seconds for symptoms like wheezing or hives to develop, but the allergy to mammalian meat ...

Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

From npr.org | Archived Version

Federal regulators on Thursday said they've identified "the perpetrator of one of the largest ... illegal robocalling campaigns" they have ever investigated.

Murray Energy sues John Oliver, HBO over coal-industry story

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

John Oliver, HBO and Time Warner have been sued for defamation for allegedly executing a "maliciously planned attempt to assassinate the character and reputation" of an Ohio coal company and its boss during a long-form story about the industry on Last ...

Planet 10? Another Earth-Size World May Lurk in the Outer Solar System

From space.com | Archived Version

A planetary-mass object the size of Mars may be lurking in the outer solar system. Credit: Heather Roper/LPL. A planet-size object may be orbiting the sun in the icy reaches of the solar system beyond Pluto.

Qatar Airways seeks 10% stake in American Airlines amid Middle East dispute

From latimes.com | Archived Version

State-owned Qatar Airways has made an offer to buy a 10% stake in American Airlines, the Fort Worth-based carrier that has been a vocal critic of Qatar and other Middle Eastern airlines.

Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

The Affordable Care Act gave health insurance to millions of Americans by shifting resources from the wealthy to the poor and by moving oversight from states to the federal government.

Should There Be Such a Rush to Make 'Star Wars' Films?

From hollywoodreporter.com | Archived Version

With the director shuffle on Lucasfilm's Han Solo movie, perhaps it's time to slow things down. "What?!" That was my reaction, and I'm sure I wasn't alone, when news broke of Disney and Lucasfilm announcing they were parting ways with Han Solo Star ...

Sixers take Washington PG Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick

From espn.com | Archived Version

Markelle Fultz said during the draft process he wanted to be the top pick in the draft "really bad," and on Thursday the Philadelphia 76ers made that a reality.

Sniper hits ISIS target from over 2 miles away

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) A Canadian special operations sniper successfully hit an ISIS fighter from a record-breaking distance of more than two miles away while assisting Iraqi forces in the push to retake Mosul, according to Canadian Special Operations ...

Supreme Court sides with Serb who lied during naturalization process

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

The government may not strip someone's citizenship for lying during the naturalization process without proving the falsehood is relevant, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and ...

Tesla Is Reportedly Considering Launching Its Own Streaming Music Service

From forbes.com | Archived Version

This report certainly came out of left field, but at this point, the world should have learned not to be surprised by Elon Musk's seemingly limitless entrepreneurial ambitions.

Trump Says He Did Not Tape Comey Conversations

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

President Trump at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. WASHINGTON - President Trump cleared up one of the capital's least suspenseful mysteries on Thursday, acknowledging that he did not record ...

Trump doesn't want 'a poor person' running the economy, but research suggests he should rethink that

From marketwatch.com | Archived Version

President Donald Trump at Wednesday's rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he said he prefers a rich person overseeing the economy.

What Can Prevent Alzheimer's? Here's What the Evidence Shows

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

There's no strong evidence that anything prevents Alzheimer's disease, but a few common-sense practices may help delay memory loss, a panel of experts said Thursday.

Whipped cream dispenser explodes, killing French Instagram fitness model

From bostonglobe.com | Archived Version

A popular fitness blogger and Instagram model in France died after a pressurized canister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest.

Why are some eggs round and others pointy? It may have to do with how well a bird flies

From latimes.com | Archived Version

It's a mystery that goes back to the days of Aristotle, flummoxing biologists and mathematicians for centuries: Why do bird's eggs come in so many different shapes and sizes?