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Mueller probing Russia contacts at Republican convention: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators probing whether Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia have been questioning witnesses about events at the 2016 Republican National Convention, according to two sources familiar with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiries.<p>Mueller’s team …

Black Panther writer questions whether ‘disrespectful’ Iron Man would be as accepted if released today

"I think we’re at a different place. I think it’s a better place"<p>One of the writer’s of Marvel’s Black Panther has spoken about whether the first …

Here’s How Much Everyone Gets Paid on a Movie Set — From the Key Grip to the Director

The bigger the movie, the bigger the salaries.<p>Want to make money in Hollywood? Sadly, the odds of becoming a movie star are about 1 in 1,190,000, …

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

By Joby Warrick<p>Joby Warrick<p>National security reporter covering terrorism, rogue states, weapons proliferation<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named <i>Jie Shun</i> was …

North Korea

Mueller Rents Giant Warehouse to Store Evidence Against Trump

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Robert Mueller is renting a massive warehouse facility in suburban Virginia to accommodate the approximately forty cubic tons of evidence against Donald Trump that the independent counsel’s investigation is generating on a daily basis.<p>Employing over two thousand …

Paul Manafort

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

For over 130 years, researchers assumed a Viking warrior and military leader whose remains were found in Sweden was a man. Now, new DNA testing has …

Here's why all hurricanes, like Irma and Harvey, spin counterclockwise

All tropical storms that hit North American continent or any place in the northern hemisphere spin counterclockwise. The reason has to do with a phenomenon called the Coriolis effect.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Is This Why Colin Trevorrow Was Removed As Director Of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’?

As most were shocked to find out earlier this week, <i>Jurassic World</i> director Colin Trevorrow was fired as the director for the final installment of the latest <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy. Discussion over why the director would’ve been removed from the director’s chair on <i>Episode IX</i> and who would replace him …

Saudi government allegedly funded a ‘dry run’ for 9/11

Fresh evidence submitted in a major 9/11 lawsuit moving forward against the Saudi Arabian government reveals its embassy in Washington may have …

Al-Qaeda

iOS 11 makes it a little harder for someone else to get data off your phone

A small but interesting security upgrade<p>If someone takes your iPhone, can they get your data too?<p>For years, Apple has been working to make sure the answer is no. The iPhone’s local storage drive has strong encryption, and without a passcode or a fingerprint, there’s no way to get past the …

Here's Your First Look at the New Version of Apple's AirPods

In yet another leak sourced from the iOS 11 GM, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has uncovered a render of the new version of Apple's AirPods. Troughton-Smith noted that while a render of the "iPhone X" has not been discovered within the firmware (yet), the LTE Apple Watch and now the new AirPods …

Apple

Donald Trump Jr. Just Admitted He Committed A Crime

Planning a crime and failing to successfully pull it off can still be a crime.<p>Memo to Donald Trump, Jr.: A bungled crime is still a crime.<p>If you don’t believe me, ask tens of thousands of inmates living behind bars. Planning a crime and failing to successfully pull it off can still be a crime.<p>And …

Why fans shouldn't be concerned about all the directors leaving 'Star Wars' movies — yet

Whether it's pictures tweeted out from the set by a director or news of reshoots, the media (especially us here at Business Insider) rush to write it up. A big reason for that is because the current fandom for "Star Wars" is beyond anything the franchise has ever experienced before, and it seems …

Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx Finally Go Public After Dating for Years

Why now? Why not! Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have kept their relationship so low-key for so long that they've even denied being a couple. However, they finally took their love public on Labor Day, getting photographed holding hands on the beach in Malibu.<p>Even though the photos look like paparazzi …

Katie Holmes

Facebook says it sold political ads to Russian company during 2016 election

By Carol D. Leonnig ,<p>Carol D. Leonnig<p>National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tom Hamburger and<p>Tom Hamburger<p>Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Rosalind S. …

Social Media

Dave Grohl Reveals Justin Timberlake as Mystery Foo Fighters Collaborator

Dave Grohl revealed that Justin Timberlake is the long-hyped mystery “pop star” collaborator featured on the Foo Fighters‘ upcoming ninth LP, <i>Concrete</i> …

Chinese military preparing for "surprise attack" in sea near North Korea as nuclear war fears grow

The Chinese military is preparing for a "surprise attack" in the sea near North Korea as fears of nuclear war grow.<p>The country's air force has …

House Intel chair threatens attorney general and FBI Director over Trump-Russia dossier

The chairman of the House Intelligence Community threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Chris Wray in contempt of Congress if they did not respond to a subpoena for documents or testimony relating to the dossier alleging President Donald Trump's ties with Russian …

South Korea wants to 'punish' North Korea with US aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines

"Opinions have converged that the direction which the government should take is to strengthen punishment," rather than dialogue, South Korea's Minister of National Defense, Song Young Moo said on Monday, according to NK News.<p>As part of a plan to punish North Korea for its provocative …

Top House Intelligence Committee member: Trump is being 'dishonest' about Russia ties

Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN on Sunday that President Donald Trump is misleading investigators and the public about his ties to Russia.<p>Schiff made the remarks when CNN's Dana Bash asked him about recent revelations that Trump's longtime lawyer and …

Donald Trump

Just 23 great photos of cats standing on two legs

It's always just a bit weird when animals that are not meant to stand on two legs decide that today is the day they'll test out their height. And …

ISIS Is on Its Heels, but Fighting to the Death

ABOARD THE U.S.S. NIMITZ, in the Persian Gulf — A few days ago, Capt. Mike Spencer of the Navy rocketed off the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in his F-18 to provide air support for Iraqi troops advancing on the dusty city of Tal Afar, one of the Islamic State’s last strongholds.<p>A busy six …

These tiny, light-activated nanomachines can kill cancer cells within minutes

50,000 of them are the width of a strand of human hair<p>Scientists have developed tiny, light-activated nanomachines that can drill into cancer cells and kill them within minutes.<p>Last year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists who discovered how to build these nanomachines out of …

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67.<p>Becker’s …

A medical breakthrough that hacks genes to fight cancer just got approved, and it's the beginning of 'a big new field of medicine'

The drug, called Kymriah, is a highly personalized cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy (CAR is short for chimeric antigen receptor).<p>It's a type of cancer immunotherapy, which harnesses the body's immune system to take on cancer cells. In this case, the therapy removes a person's cells, …

Immune System

‘We’ll see,’ Trump says on potentially attacking North Korea over its nuclear test

By Philip Rucker<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The crisis with North Korea escalated Sunday as President Trump reviewed military options and suggested sweeping new economic sanctions in response to the crossing of a dangerous threshold by the isolated nation in detonating its …

North Korea

North Korea appears to have conducted another nuclear test, its sixth

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — North Korea sharply raised the stakes Sunday in its standoff with the rest of the world, detonating a powerful nuclear device that it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that could be attached to a missile capable of reaching the …

North Korea

The 24 best movies of the summer, according to critics

To find out which movies critics gravitated toward the most, we turned to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to compile this list of the best movies of summer 2017.<p>From box office hits like "Dunkirk" and "Baby Driver," to the indie thriller "Good Time," these summer releases won over the majority of …

Spider-Man

Ripplemaker brings modular synths to all skill levels with an iOS app

Ripplemaker gives newcomers an easier way to get into electronic music.<p>There are plenty of apps that can turn your phone or tablet into a synthesizer, but they tend to fall into two camps: they're either affordable and simple or pricey and robust. While that's sometimes due to the nature of the …

Apple Music quietly added a $99 annual subscription plan

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student. But Apple quietly added another option as Tehnot spotted. You can now pay $99 for a 12-month subscription.<p>This setting is quite buried as Apple …