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Tracing Guccifer 2.0’s Many Tentacles in the 2016 Election

The message from WikiLeaks in July 2016 to a group of Russian intelligence officers who prosecutors say were posing as a Romanian hacker named Guccifer 2.0 urged swift action before the opening of the Democratic National Convention that month.<p>“If you have anything hillary related we want it in the …

Government

Mariia Butina, Who Sought ‘Back Channel’ Meeting for Trump and Putin, Is Charged as Russian Agent

WASHINGTON — A Russian woman who tried to broker a secret meeting between Donald J. Trump and the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, during the 2016 presidential campaign was charged Monday and accused of working with Americans to carry out a secret Russian effort to influence American …

Donald Trump

“Something That Would Destroy HBO”: Inside the House of Plepler, Creatives See an “Insurance Policy” That Will Protect Them from Becoming Netflix

Within HBO, many view the reaction to new overlord John Stankey’s occasionally ham-fisted comments as overblown. “They need this to work,” says one producer, referring to AT&T, “and they can’t do that by blowing it up.”<p>In summer 2016, <b>Richard Plepler</b> flew to Dallas to attend a business dinner with a …

Los Angeles

How a cabal of romance writers cashed in on Amazon Kindle Unlimited

To cash in on Kindle Unlimited, a cabal of authors gamed Amazon’s algorithm<p>On June 4th, a group of lawyers shuffled into a federal court in Manhattan to argue over two trademark registrations. The day’s hearing was the culmination of months of internet drama — furious blog posts, Twitter hashtags, …

Writing

California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger.<p>In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive board …

Democratic Party

Former Fox News reporter warns that Trump team is ‘still colluding’ with the Russians

Carl Cameron: Trump "is enabling the biggest cyberattack in U.S. history."<p>Former Fox News Channel chief political correspondent Carl Cameron has a …

Donald Trump

Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit, stirs fierce criticism

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.<p>Although he …

Donald Trump

Will Kavanaugh Curb Sloppy White House Deregulation?

Given President Trump’s concerns about the federal administrative state, his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is entirely fitting. For years, Judge Kavanaugh has toiled in the vineyards of administrative law, writing highly influential opinions on regulatory matters and …

kavanaugh

Trump, Treasonous Traitor

Put aside whatever suspicions you may have about whether Donald Trump will be directly implicated in the Russia investigation.<p>Trump is right now, before our eyes and those of the world, committing an unbelievable and unforgivable crime against this country. It is his failure to defend.<p>The …

Donald Trump

A Nevada Park That, at 77,000 Acres, Sneaks in Under the Tourist Radar

Somewhere on the long, lonely, blissfully open road between Salt Lake City, and Baker, Nev. — a tiny town that is the entry point for Great Basin National Park — I texted the one friend I have who had been there.<p>Lisa’s mother hailed from the small town of Delta, 100 miles east, where we stopped for …

National Parks

China plans to dominate AI, with a vanguard of robotic doctors like 'Biomind'

When Dr. Fang Jin took part in a Beijing competition to diagnose brain tumors, he was determined to win. The prize was more than $160,000, to be used for research.<p>There were just two problems.<p>First, “the questions were very tough to answer,” he said.<p>Second, the competition was a robot.<p>By question …

Artificial Intelligence

China is training foreign officials to spread its political model, including how to 'guide public opinion' online

The new Baise Executive Leadership Academy - which looks like a five-star resort nestled in the green hills of China's remote Guangxi region - may not be well-known abroad, but it aspires to be part of Beijing's strategy of exporting its development model, in this case by training foreign …

China

An exec at a $4.4 billion tech company fired a woman then put her on blast in a team-wide memo: Inside the nightmarish culture of a fast-growing Chinese beauty app

In November 2017, about an hour after employees on Meitu's international team read a cheery farewell message from one of their colleagues in a company chatroom, they received an eye-popping follow-up note from the company's head of global operations.<p>The manager, Fox Lui, wanted everyone to know …

Employment

Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication

New results could change the face of Alzheimer's treatment; the herpes simplex virus is found to play a vital role in the condition, and antiherpetic …

Medicine

These Maps Show How Millions of People Are Vulnerable to Deadly Snakebites

"Snakebites are a global problem."<p>For most people in the United States, venomous snakes rank pretty low on the list of things to worry about on a …

snakebites

Burned Virginia Teen Is a Reminder to Stay The Hell Away From Giant Hogweed

Photos reveal extensive third-degree burns caused by the plant's sap.<p>Not many plants have emergency hotlines you can call if you happen across them, …

Hogweed

Paul Ryan Says His SUV Was ‘Eaten by Animals.’ Here’s How to Protect Your Vehicle From Wildlife.

Speaker Paul D. Ryan last week told the story of the undoing of his trusty Chevrolet Suburban.<p>Mr. Ryan was at the Economic Club, a Washington nonprofit, to discuss tariffs and trade policy when the conversation turned personal. The Republican and self-described “policy guy” recalled having more …

General Motors

7 Beautiful Small Towns to Visit on Your Next Colorado Adventure

From the Great Plains, to the dramatic Rocky Mountains and the red rocks of the desert southwest, Colorado’s diverse scenery mirrors the varied …

National Parks

25 Creative Life Hacks You’d Never Think Of In A Million Years

Most of the time we forget to think outside of the box. We grow so accustomed to the way things work, we don’t even think twice about doing something …

Hacking

7 Free Marketing Tools That Can Make You More Successful

When goals are getting bigger and budgets are getting smaller, these free tools can be a marketer's newbest friends.<p>Marketing is a broad, complex, and ever-evolving field, and recent years have seen tremendous growth in areas like content, social media, SEO, voice search, brand management, and more.<p>…

Marketing

8 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Sitting on a windfall? Here's how to put it to good use.<p>It's not every day that $1,000 magically falls into your lap. But if you're looking at a …

Personal Finance

Here's why Trump wants sensitive details from automakers' operations

WASHINGTON – Automakers are crying foul after the Trump administration demanded information about their operations — including what some say is sensitive, proprietary information — as part of an investigation into whether to raise taxes on imported autos and auto parts.<p>Bloomberg reported Friday …

Donald Trump

The map that shocked Obama.

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a …

Israel

The brain may clean out Alzheimer’s plaques during sleep

Sleep deprivation may speed up development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia

Here's How That Person With the Perfect Life Is Different From the Rest of Us

Doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity.<p>Successful people are the ones you should want to emulate. They understand that doing things like everyone else only leads to mediocrity. Want ideas on how to live a better life? Here are nearly two dozen daily habits practiced by …

Massage Therapy

What Trump and Putin hope to get out of their big Helsinki summit on Monday

HELSINKI (AP) — The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia's steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody's guess.<p>With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance.<p>As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into Monday's meeting …

Donald Trump

Here's how much you would have made investing $1,000 in Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and 19 other major companies back in the day

Early investors in some of the biggest companies in the world, like Facebook, Amazon, Walmart, or Netflix, have seen their fortunes greatly magnified over the years.<p>Business Insider took a look at historical split- and dividend-adjusted price data from Yahoo Finance for 22 corporations that have …

businessinsider

UBS analyzed the emotion in 118,000 earnings calls — and the results suggest great news for stocks this earnings season

It's no secret that an upbeat earnings call most likely means good things to come for a company's stock.<p>So UBS set out to analyze the conference call from every S&P 500 company in the US and Europe from every quarter for the past seven years to see just how often this is true. The resulting data …

Markets

5 big differences between Navy and Air Force fighter pilots

Both the Navy and Air Force fly jets, right? So what's the difference between fighter pilots from the two branches of service?

Military

9 countries that are relatively easy for Americans to move to

When it's time to leave the country for a spell — half a year, maybe, or for the rest of your life, who knows? — your very bones tell you. Your feet twitch. You fidget. You start absentmindedly petting any globes you come across. That urge to pick up and go is a powerful sensation. Then your brain …

United Kingdom