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Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

Security

Trump Flips Out on NBC's Chuck Todd for Exposing 'Art of the Deal' President as a Lousy Negotiator

President Donald Trump kicked off Sunday morning with a pair of tweets, including one attacking NBC News' "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd. The …

Donald Trump

Kellyanne Conway Loses It on CNN's Dana Bash for Asking About Husband's Anti-Trump Tweets

The counselor to the president did not appreciate being questioned about her husband, George Conway’s, penchant for criticizing Trump on Twitter.<p>Dana …

Donald Trump

The $1.3 billion Blue Cross Blue Shield windfall

Health Care Service Corp., the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers in five states, pulled in nearly $1.3 billion of profit in 2017 — …

Health Care

Either Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Slavery Existed or He Doesn’t Think Black People Are Human Beings

It takes a real man to stand up and admit when he is wrong, so I’d like to take this opportunity and apologize for every time I’ve called Donald …

Donald Trump

3 LA Fitness employees in NJ fired for asking black men to leave, calling cops, report says

An LA Fitness gym in New Jersey says it has fired a manager and two other employees after an online video showed them calling police on two black customers -- one a club member and the other a guest with a pass, a report said.<p>The customers allege they had a right to be at the club, but instead were …

New Jersey

Oops! Deutsche Bank accidentally sent a $35 billion payment

Imagine sending someone money you owe them -- but with more than a few extra zeros.<p>That's what happened to struggling Deutsche Bank (DB) in an epic blunder that it quickly corrected.<p>Germany's biggest bank said an "operational error" led to the accidental collateral payment to an exchange it does …

Deutsche Bank

"It's clear as day": Man captures 'knight on horseback' after flying new drone at 11th Century castle

A man has claimed his drone has captured the ghost of a knight on horseback riding across an 11th century castle - and said his footage is "clear as …

Drones

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Depression

Here's exactly how much paychecks changed after tax reform for people at every income level from $20,000 to $269,000 a year

The new tax law, which changed the 2018 tax brackets, went into effect at the start of this year.<p>By February, many Americans began to notice a bump in their take-home pay because of the law.<p>The IRS released new guidelines in January, known as tax-withholding tables, that help employers calculate …

Personal Finance

Supreme Court: No Lives Matter If a Cop Feels Threatened

The high court’s ruling this week basically says that if an old lady has a cane and a cop says he thought it was a gun, he can fire away.<p>It’s …

Law Enforcement

Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt worked directly with a top energy lobbyist, and without a real estate broker, to set up a …

Real Estate

Trump blasts Amazon for hurting the postal service. Is that true?

President Trump again took aim at Amazon, blasting it for hurting retailers as well as the U.S. Postal Service. Do his criticisms ring true?<p>Brick-and-mortar stores have closed by the hundreds, as retail chains struggle to compete with the convenience of online shopping, a transformation led and …

Donald Trump

Sacramento police shoot man holding cell phone

Sacramento police officers shot and killed a black man in his grandmother's backyard because they believed he was pointing a gun at them, police said. Investigators say they did not find a weapon at the scene, only a cell phone near the man's body.

Turner Broadcasting

These health problems can be predicted with a look into your eyes

<b>(CNN) —</b> More proof that the eyes reflect overall health just arrived in the form of a study adding a disease to the list of what can be predicted by examining "the windows to the soul."<p>Small changes in the blood vessels within our eyes at age 60 can foretell a significant loss of memory over the …

High Blood Pressure

Russian model in Thai jail promises to spill Trump-Russia secrets

<b>(CNN) —</b> A self-described Russian "seductress" is asking for US help to escape a Thai detention center in exchange for information on alleged links between US President Donald Trump and Russia, according to her Instagram account.<p>Anastasia Vashukevich, who also goes by the name Nastya Rybka, says …

Russia

More than 150 arrested in California immigration raids

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal immigration agents arrested more than 150 people in California in the days after Oakland's mayor gave early warning of the raids, it was announced Tuesday.<p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced that agents made the arrests in a three-day sweep …

Immigration

Bill Gates: cryptocurrencies have 'caused deaths in a fairly direct way'

Microsoft founder slams digital currencies as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reveals he was victim of bitcoin scam<p>Bill Gates, the philanthropist and former chief executive of Microsoft, is concerned by the crytocurrency craze, saying that the anonymity offered by the new technology has “caused …

Bill Gates

Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

<b>Updated at 5:53 p.m. ET</b><p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms.<p>Now, President Trump's interim appointee to run the bureau, Mick Mulvaney, is making radical changes to deter the agency from …

Trump Administration

Why Pa.'s gerrymandered map went too far, acccording to state Supreme Court

Pennsylvania’s congressional map, as adopted in 2011, violates the state constitution’s guarantee that “elections shall be free and equal,” the state …

Omarosa: 'Big Brother' co-stars want to 'stab me in the back' like at White House

<b>(CNN) —</b> During the season premiere of "Celebrity Big Brother" Wednesday night, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman did not hide her true feelings when it came to her recent stint in Washington.<p>"There's a lot of people that want to stab me in the back, kind of similar to the White …

Donald Trump

GOP redistricting trick blows up, threats to impeach judges amid blue wave

A Democrat wins Special Election in a Trump district in Missouri - becoming the 35th seat flipped from red to blue since Trump took office. Ari …

Democrats lash out at consumer watchdog amid reports the agency is dropping Equifax investigation

Democratic lawmakers lashed out at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday amid a report that the agency was backing off an investigation into a massive data breach at Equifax last year that exposed sensitive data about millions of people.<p>Reuters, citing former officials familiar with …

Identity Theft

Illinois governor candidate stands by ad blasted as 'racist'

CHICAGO (AP) — A Republican lawmaker trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is standing by a campaign ad that's being blasted as racist, homophobic and "repulsive."<p>State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a social and fiscal conservative, says the ad that began airing this weekend illustrates the GOP …

Unions

Dramatic dash cam video captures deadly officer-involved shooting

A dramatic dash cam video shows a Georgia police officer shooting and killing a man who came towards him with a knife following a high-speed chase that ended in a crash.<p>The shooting occurred overnight Thursday when the officer, a member of the Clayton Police Department, tried to stop a Honda Accord …

Dashcam

Old Navy fires 3 employees after viral post alleging racial profiling

DES MOINES — Old Navy has fired three employees after a customer alleged he had been racially profiled at a store in Iowa<p>James Conley III, 29, shared a series of videos Tuesday on Facebook showing a West Des Moines Old Navy employee accusing him of stealing a jacket.<p>"I was accused that I didn't pay …

Des Moines
Social Media

Bonuses Aside, Tax Law’s Trickle-Down Impact Not Yet Clear

WASHINGTON — There are good ways to start measuring how much the Trump tax cuts might be helping American workers. Tracking the bonus announcements flowing from corporations is not one of them.<p>Those announcements, which include $2,500 in stock grants for Apple employees, up to $1,000 for certain …

Economics

Ujet electric scooter cruises cities on hubless wheels and carbon nanotube tires

The Ujet is just one in a long, ever-growing line of folding scooters designed for nimble urban mobility. But it's one that absolutely stands out …

Wireless

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

Agriculture