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Trump's changes coming too late? Republicans worrying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans increasingly fear Donald Trump is missing valuable opportunities to build a winning case against Hillary Clinton, compounding their concerns about his campaign's day-to-day decision making and seeming lack of preparedness for the general election.<p>While Clinton presses …

Donald Trump

Military Sexual Assault Victims Discharged After Filing Complaints

The scariest part of Emily Vorland’s relatively uneventful 2009 deployment to Iraq was that the enemy wore Army green, just like she did. When a …

Military

Australian researchers say they’ve found the world’s oldest hatchet

Some 44,000 to 49,000 years ago, a prehistoric Australian chipped off a piece of her or his stone axe while honing its edge. The flake of basalt rock, not much larger than a shirt button, fell to the ground. For nearly 50 millennia a piece of the world’s earliest hatchet lay buried, only for an …

Anthropology

Oklahoma Court Rules Oral Sex Isn't Rape When A Victim Is Unconscious

An Oklahoma case ruled last month that oral sex is not considered rape in the event that the victim is unconscious due to alcohol …

Petition to Allow Guns at Republican National Convention at Nearly 25,000 Signatures

Gun rights supporters angry over the no firearms policy at this year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland — or someone claiming to be them — …

Government

Meet Bruno, the ExoMars rover due for blast off in 2018

The BBC's Pallab Ghosh has a look at the European Space Agency rover that will explore the red planet and drill into the surface to look for signs of life.<p>The prototype will be launched in two years after a first unmanned orbiter and experimental landing module leaves Earth as part of the ExoMars …

European Space Agency

Nancy Reagan Honored at Funeral With Memories, Laughter and Tears

Nancy Reagan's family, friends and admirers bid farewell to the former first lady Simi Valley, California, Friday — honoring her by sharing memories largely focused on her strength and her unfailing dedication to her husband.<p>"She did love a party, and she would want this to be a party," Reagan's …

Michelle Obama

Canadian prime minister brings 'Trudeaumania' to White House

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought "Trudeaumania" to America on Thursday and the verdict from official Washington was a resounding thumbs-up.<p>"Breath of fresh air," ''impressive" and "very impressive" was how some of the guests at a splashy White House state dinner in Canada's honor …

5 takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders teed up the Midwest as a battleground on Tuesday night as he knocked off Hillary Clinton in a down-to-the-wire Michigan primary.<p>Donald Trump, meanwhile, crushed it on the Republican side -- notching wins in Hawaii, Michigan and Mississippi. Ted Cruz picked up Idaho. But Marco …

Government

Final Irish election results leave nation in political limbo

DUBLIN (AP) — The final results from Ireland's election a week ago have been declared following an overnight recount of disputed ballots in the Irish midlands.<p>Politicians from the two outgoing government parties, Fine Gael and Labour, won the last two parliamentary seats in the Longford-Westmeath …

United Kingdom

The Softest Shoe on the Planet Officially Debuts Today (Hey, Allbirds)

San Francisco-based Allbirds introduces its ridiculously soft Wool Runner to the world today. However, the minimalist shoe-slash-sneaker, made of a one-of-a-kind natural textile, already has some serious fans. Early-bird investors include Warby Parker's Dave Gilboa and Ben Lerer of Thrillest. …

Shoes

Remains of Anglo-Saxon island discovered in Lincolnshire village

Hundreds of artefacts found at Little Carlton, including coins from 8th century, dress pins and Middle Saxon pottery<p>The remains of an Anglo-Saxon island have been uncovered in Lincolnshire in a significant find that has yielded an unusually wide array of artefacts.<p>The island, once home to a Middle …

Archaeology

Here's what the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge offer vs. the competition

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are Samsung's best smartphones ever, but how do they compare to the best smartphones out there?<p>Samsung isn't re-inventing …

30 dogs are rescued from a South Korean meat farm and brought to San Diego

Thirty Korean dogs and puppies that otherwise might have been someone's dinner are getting a new lease on life this week after Humane Society officials rescued the canines and brought them to San Diego.<p>The animals had been living in crowded and filthy cages at a South Korean meat farm when they …

Kristen Wiig & Jane Fonda as Hannibal Lecter will Chill Your Bones

Gamestop CEO says Playstation VR launching this fall

During a television news interview, Gamestop CEO Paul Raines let the cat out of the bag about PlayStation VR.<p>On the Fox Business channel program Mornings, Raines talked about a survey showing nearly 70 percent of Americans would enjoy doing their taxes more if it were like a video game. He then …

11 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in Dubai

Planning a trip to the city of gold? You'll want to do more than just shop at the mall. With a vast array of adventure activities, some top-notch …

SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod Competition Just Kicked Off in Texas

“Let the breaking of the pods begin!”<p>That was the invocation Friday afternoon by SpaceX’s Dr. Steve Davis as he kicked off the Hyperloop Pod …

High-speed Rail

Here's how much Google paid that guy who bought google.com for a minute

Google’s own domain was bought from under its nose for $12 in October, and Google just revealed how much money it paid to get it back.<p>After seeing …

AdWords

Mark Zuckerberg is now the sixth richest person in the world

Only five people in the entire world are now richer than Mark Zuckerberg.<p>The Facebook founder and CEO (and America's favorite dad) saw his net worth …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Rumor Roundup: 10 Leaked Features Reveal Spectacular Changes

When Samsung revealed the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge flagship smartphones in April 2015, the designs and features were drastically different from the Galaxy S5. Samsung did away with expandable storage, the removable battery and water resistance from the Galaxy S5 to the Galaxy S6 in favor of …

Phones

The Nintendo 2DS is coming to Japan in four gorgeous Pokémon-themed colors

Two years after release, Nintendo's hingeless 2DS console is coming to Japan, and it's doing so in style. Tomorrow, preorders start for four transparent <i>Pokémon</i>-themed variants of the 2DS, each preinstalled with a version of <i>Pok</i><i>émon Red, Blue, Green,</i> or <i>Yellow</i>, depending on the color.<p>The consoles will …

Pokémon