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Man pleads not guilty to hate crimes in attack on protesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia.<p>James Alex Fields Jr. entered the plea during his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in …

Rights & Freedoms

16 Crowd-Pleasing Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes

Summer and seafood go together like sundresses and espadrilles. The only thing that could make this beautiful combo even more perfect? By tossing …

Seafood

Barnes & Noble fires CEO Demos Parneros for violating company policies

Barnes & Noble said Tuesday that it has fired CEO Demos Parneros for violating company policies.<p>The company did not specify exactly which policies …

Barnes & Noble

Young Thai soccer players trapped in flooded cave are in good shape, but getting them out will be a challenge

SINGAPORE — They’re alive and in relatively decent shape, given their ordeal, but many challenges remain for 12 boys and a soccer coach who so far have survived 10 days inside a flooded cave in Thailand and are still a long way from seeing daylight.<p>Divers who braved murky ­water and strong currents …

Thai Navy

Mexican Lopez Obrador wins historic election landslide for left

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won Mexico's presidency in a landslide victory on Sunday, setting the stage for the most left-wing government in the country's democratic history at a time of tense relations with the Trump administration.<p>The 64-year-old former Mexico City mayor …

Mexico

Mexico election: Polls closing after campaign marred by violence

<b>Polls are closing across Mexico in elections marred by some of the worst political violence for decades.</b><p>More than 130 candidates and political workers have been killed since campaigning began in September.<p>The presidential frontrunner is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 64, the left-wing former mayor of …

Mexico

Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?"<p>In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday across America, moved by accounts of children …

Immigration

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Hiking

Ocean spray on Saturn moon contains crucial constituents for life

Blasts of ocean spray that erupt from a moon of Saturn contain complex organic molecules, making it the only place beyond Earth known to harbour crucial constituents for life as we know it.<p>Astronomers detected the compounds in plumes of water and ice that shoot from huge fractures in the south pole …

Astronomy

GOP immigration bill goes down in rebuff to Trump

The bill failed by a wide margin despite the president’s last-minute tweet urging passage.<p>The House delivered a massive defeat to a Republican immigration bill Wednesday, despite President Donald Trump’s last-minute push for the legislation and weeks of negotiation between GOP lawmakers.<p>The 121-301 …

Republicans

Disney wins antitrust approval to purchase most of Fox

The US Justice Department has agreed to a settlement with Disney that will allow it to purchase most of 21st Century Fox's assets.<p>As part of the settlement, Disney will have to sell off 22 of Fox's regional sports networks.<p>Disney's purchase isn't yet final. The settlement must first be approved by …

Media Industry

Instagram now lets you 4-way group video chat as you browse

Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat, FaceTime and Houseparty launches today. TechCrunch scooped back in March that Instagram would launch video calling, and the feature was officially announced at F8 in May. Now it’s actually rolling out to everyone on iOS and Android, allowing up to four …

Social Media

Border Officials Suspend Handing Over Migrant Families to Prosecutors

McALLEN, Tex. — The nation’s top border security official said Monday that his agency has temporarily stopped handing over migrant adults who cross the Mexican border with children for prosecution, undercutting claims by other Trump administration officials that “zero tolerance” for illegal …

Immigration

Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights

President Trump unleashed an aggressive attack Sunday on unauthorized immigrants and the judicial system that handles them, saying that those who cross into the United States illegally should be sent back immediately without due process or an appearance before a judge.<p>“We cannot allow all of these …

Immigration

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United …

Immigration

The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in …

Gaming

House vote on "compromise" immigration bill delayed until next week

Republicans' efforts to overhaul immigration isn't going as smoothly as they hoped. After a vote on the more conservative of two GOP proposals failed …

Immigration

Trump signs order ending his policy of separating families at the border, but reprieve may be temporary

President Trump sought to stanch a public outcry over his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy Wednesday, signing an executive order to end family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border after days of insisting he was legally unable to act.<p>Trump’s abrupt reversal, contradicting his …

Immigration

Trump signs executive order on family separation but says "zero tolerance" to stay

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to solve the issue of family separation at the border. The policy keeps in place key …

Immigration

Trump Resisting a Growing Wrath for Separating Migrant Families

WASHINGTON — President Trump and two members of his cabinet mounted an aggressive defense on Monday of his policy of separating children from their parents at the border in response to a growing outcry from members of both parties.<p>“They could be murderers and thieves and so much else,” Mr. Trump …

Immigration

Trump directs creation of 'Space Force' as sixth branch of military

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, …

Special report: The next health care wars

Forget the Affordable Care Act: The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely …

Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open. That has led to battles with law enforcement officials who want to get information off them, including a well-publicized showdown with the F.B.I. in 2016 after Apple refused to help open the locked …

Privacy

Comcast Offers $65 Billion for 21st Century Fox, Challenging Disney

Comcast announced an offer worth $65 billion for the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s businesses on Wednesday, setting up a showdown with the Walt Disney Company for Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.<p>The all-cash bid by Comcast, the largest cable company and broadband provider in the United States, came a …

Media Industry

Germany fines Volkswagen $1.2 billion over diesel scandal

Prosecutors in Germany have imposed a $1.2 billion fine on Volkswagen for rigging diesel engine emissions worldwide.<p>The €1 billion ($1.2 billion) penalty was announced Wednesday by public prosecutors and the company, which said it was hoping to turn a page on a scandal that has rocked the company …

Volkswagen

U.S. Judge Approves AT&T's $85 Billion Merger With Time Warner

<b>Updated at 6:02 p.m. ET</b><p>A federal judge on Tuesday gave his blessing to telecom giant AT&T's drive to take over the Time Warner media conglomerate. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon rejected arguments by Justice Department lawyers that the combined company would be too large and too powerful …

Net Neutrality

Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel

It’s the end of an era for Yahoo Messenger, one of the first instant messaging apps on the market. Today, Oath (which also owns TechCrunch) announced that it would be winding down the service on July 17 as it continues to experiment and consider how and if it can have a relevant place in the …

CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together.<p>On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers. Through the simple act of sharing meals, he showcased both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, yet how …

Anthony Bourdain

Microsoft to buy GitHub, a platform for software developers, for $7.5 billion in stock

Microsoft on Monday announced plans to acquire software developer platform GitHub in a deal valued at $7.5 billion.<p>GitHub was valued at $2 billion in …

Satya Nadella

The best advice from 2018 commencement speeches

From Ronan Farrow to Abby Wambach, here are some words of wisdom that can motivate you, whether you’re a recent graduate or not.<p>When you’re starting something new, it can help to hear from someone who’s been there before. That’s the gist of commencement speeches. Speakers often share their personal …

University of Pennsylvania