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10 Actually Cool Uses For A USB Drive

The humble USB drive - supplanted by the download and the cloud sync, but still useful in all kinds of ways. If you've got an old drive lying around, …

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

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Schumer Files Police Report After Fraudulent Document Emerges

WASHINGTON — Here’s a new way to fight back attempts to spread fake news: file a police report.<p>That’s what Senator Chuck Schumer’s staff did on Tuesday in reporting to the Capitol Police the existence of a fraudulent document that described false allegations against the New York Democrat.<p>The …

Senate votes to kill new rule allowing class-action lawsuits against banks; Pence casts deciding vote

The Senate voted Tuesday night to kill a controversial rule that would have allowed Americans to file class-action suits against banks instead of being forced in many cases into private arbitration.<p>The move by the Senate followed a similar action by the House in July to rescind the rule. President …

How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down

On a Tuesday morning in June 2016, Nathan Brown, a reporter for The Times-News, the local paper in Twin Falls, Idaho, strolled into the office and cleared off a spot for his coffee cup amid the documents and notebooks piled on his desk. Brown, 32, started his career at a paper in upstate New York, …

Journalism

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Long-form Journalism

California lawmakers look to free older and younger inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — To ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of …

Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, speaking to U.S. governors this weekend, told the political leaders that artificial intelligence poses an "existential threat" to human civilization.<p>At the bipartisan National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Musk also spoke about energy sources, his own electric car …

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord

Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.<p>The unnamed group — …

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Obamacare no longer on death's door in Tennessee

Obamacare has returned to life in Knoxville, Tennessee ... at least for now.<p>BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee agreed Tuesday to return to the area's Obamacare exchange for 2018 -- if the state agrees to provide flexibility on several rules.<p>The region had looked like it would be the first place in …

On an Overbooked Flight? Here Are Your Options

The best way to deal with a difficult situation is to know the law and how to negotiate.<p>At this point, there are probably few that haven't heard of the United Airlines incident in which officials forcibly dragged a passenger off an over-booked plane that was ready to depart. United's CEO even …

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational …

Trump says he spoke with Boeing CEO: 'We're going to work it out'

Donald Trump spoke Tuesday with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, the president-elect confirmed in a Wednesday morning interview, a conversation that followed his earlier accusation that the airplane manufacturer is fleecing American taxpayers on a contract to create the next generation of presidential …

Tech worker visas face uncertain future under Trump, Sessions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The main U.S. visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker program.<p>Donald Trump sits with U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions …

3 NYC luxury buildings to drop Trump name

Donald Trump won the election, but he's about to lose the Trump name that adorns three glitzy New York high rises.<p>Three Trump Place rental apartment buildings along the Hudson River will be renamed with just their street addresses -- 140, 160 and 180 Riverside Blvd. -- sometime this week. The move …

FINANCE PROFESSOR: 'There is good reason few economists have endorsed Trump's economic plan'

Trump claims his "America First" plan will grow the U.S. economy over the next decade by a whopping 3.5 to 4%, generating 25 million new jobs.<p>For perspective, the 1980s much lionized Reagan-era only generated 16 million. If Trump can deliver, who wouldn't want this economic utopia? Unfortunately, …

Henrik Fisker Teases New Car with Butterfly Doors

Battle of Fisker and Karma<p>Henrik Fisker took to Twitter this week to preview a new luxury car in the works. The new Fisker model features butterfly doors, and unfortunately, that’s pretty much all we know right now. The famed car designer promised more details next week.<p>From what this image tells …

NC Republican Office Firebombed, 'Nazi' GOPers Threatened in Graffiti

U.S. news<p>A Republican Party office in North Carolina was firebombed overnight and a nearby building was scrawled with graffiti warning "Nazi Republicans" to "leave town or else," authorities said Sunday.<p>In a statement, authorities in Hillsborough, northwest of Durham, said that no one was injured …

Trump assails House speaker Ryan, McCain as 'disloyal'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other “disloyal” Republicans on Tuesday and vowed to campaign in whatever style he wants now that the party establishment has largely abandoned him.<p>Trump, in a barrage of stinging …

Republicans back away from Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a year of agonizing, Donald Trump's vulgar hot mic comments proved to be the final straw for many top Republican Party leaders.<p>A day after the release of the lewd tape, House and Senate members rescinded their endorsement of Trump in increasing numbers -- and others were sure to …

Amazon to crack down on incentivized reviews

Amazon reviews may become more trustworthy after the internet retail giant announced Monday that customers will see fewer incentivized reviews -- ones that are posted in exchange for free or discounted products.<p>Under Amazon's updated community guidelines, customers are now prohibited from …

Conservative Arizona newspaper tears into Trump, endorses first Democrat for president in 126 years

In its 126-year history, The Arizona Republic, Arizona's largest newspaper, has always endorsed a Republican candidate for president.<p>But that changed with Donald Trump.<p>For the first time, the newspaper's editorial board endorsed a Democratic candidate: Hillary Clinton.<p>"The 2016 Republican candidate …

Government

People with these personality traits have more and better sex

A new study has discovered a link between certain personality types and the frequency and quality of their sex lives. 278 newlywed couples participated in the study and kept daily journals.<p><i>Produced by Arielle Berger. Original reporting by Jessica Orwig.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

Clinton: Trump 'choked' when meeting with Mexican president

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump "choked" in his remarks over who would pay for a wall along the US southern border following his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.<p>"That's what it sounded like because what happened is what we call a diplomatic incident, because he came out …

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These work hours are harming your health, according to science

More than ever before, companies have adopted an around-the-clock operational style, desperately trying to stay available for increasingly demanding, globally oriented customers.<p>But working second or third shift for these businesses — defined as the 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., and 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. shifts — …

Mindless words can betray whether you're romantically interested in your date — and scientists built a computer program to find them

Over a couple of drinks, you cover the usual suspects: favorite foods, dream jobs, where you each grew up.<p>On the way home, you wonder: <i>Were they into me? They were smiling a lot, so probably. But they also looked at their watch a few times, so probably not.</i><p>How frustrating.<p>Now imagine that the whole …

Medical errors may be third leading cause of death in the U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've heard those hospital horror stories where the surgeon removes the wrong body part or operates on the wrong patient or accidentally leaves medical equipment in the person they were operating on.<p>Even scarier, perhaps, is a new study in the latest edition of BMJ suggesting most medical …

Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change—fast

In November of 2015, scientists in southeastern China were combing through bacterial samples collected from hospitals in the Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces when they discovered something that would immediately grab the attention of the entire medical community.<p>Many of the bacteria collected were …

Treating anxiety, depression can help global economy, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> One moment she's dolled up, smiling effortlessly toward the camera. The next she's in bed, in tears, just trying to calm down.<p>When a panic attack strikes, Amber Smith's world stops. The Rugby, England, resident posted photos on Facebook last week to show how dramatic a panic attack can …