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Elon Musk’s Team Is Talking With Thai Officials for Cave Rescue

Representatives for Elon Musk are in talks with Thai authorities about aiding in the rescue of a boys’ soccer team stuck in a cave, said a spokesman …

Elon Musk

What are America’s richest towns? New study lists the top 30

The typical American household earned $55,322 in 2016, roughly $4,000 higher than 2009’s median income of $51,425. In a number of small towns throughout the country, more than half of households earn more than three times the national median. And incomes in these towns are growing faster than they …

Demographics

Willie Nelson Speaks Out on Immigrant Family Separations at Border

Willie Nelson has issued a statement on the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The country-music icon and …

Immigration

The Restaurant Where Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama Ate Dinner Encased Their Table in Glass

Preserved for the ages.<p>Barack Obama joined the chorus of commemorations of Anthony Bourdain, posting to Twitter a photo of the two of them enjoying pork noodles and beer at a Hanoi restaurant during the then-president’s 2016 appearance on Bourdain’s CNN show, <i>Parts Unknown</i>. "He taught us about …

I had suicidal depression. I got better. Here’s how.

For me, the key was getting help.<p>I don’t know what was going through Anthony Bourdain’s mind when he took his own life. But I remember what was going through mine when I wanted to end my life.<p>Depression, for me, wasn’t sadness. Sadness is a feeling, and my depression was the opposite of feeling — a …

MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it thinks of nothing but murder

Norman is a disturbing demonstration of the consequences of algorithmic bias<p>For some, the phrase “artificial intelligence” conjures nightmare visions — something out of the ’04 Will Smith flick <i>I, Robot</i>, perhaps, or the ending of <i>Ex Machina</i> <i>—</i> like a boot smashing through the glass of a computer screen …

Artificial Intelligence

Psychiatrist in JonBenét Ramsey case among 4 people killed in Arizona

<b>(CNN) —</b> The killings of three people this week in Arizona are thought to be related and authorities are investigating the death of a fourth person to see whether it is connected, Scottsdale Sgt. Ben Hoster said Saturday.<p>The victims include famed forensic psychiatrist Steven Pitt, who was involved …

Crime

'Unbreakable:' How tennis star Jelena Dokic overcame 'years of abuse'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jelena Dokic should have been ecstatic.<p>At just 17, she had just produced her best performance at a grand slam, making the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2000.<p>Although Dokic was a teenage tennis prodigy who had upset defending champion Martina Hingis in the first round of Wimbledon the year …

Tennis

The Arc of History Bends a Knee Toward Kaepernick

If the legacies of other activist athletes are any example, the ostracized former NFL quarterback will emerge as an icon of social justice.<p>Within minutes of each other Wednesday afternoon, Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. spiked the proverbial football. NFL owners had just announced a new policy for …

Jack Johnson

Harley-Davidson workers say plant closure after tax cut is like a bad dream

YORK, Pa. — Harley-Davidson workers across the USA are reeling from the planned closure of the motorcycle maker's Kansas City plant, even as the firm is expected to reap huge financial benefits from the federal corporate tax cut.<p>The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer benefited from the tax …

Kansas City

Indiana teacher who stopped school shooting was shot three times as he subdued gunman

The Indiana science teacher and former college football player who tackled an armed student inside his classroom is being praised for quickly stopping the shooting despite being shot several times.<p>One of Jason Seaman's students at Noblesville West Middle School said another student entered the …

Middle School

Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion

Leo Varadkar vows legal terminations by end of year after huge vote for change<p>Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic.<p>The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to …

Ireland

Elon Musk Shares Incredible Tesla Powerwall Stats from Puerto Rico

The Powerwall is powering an energy revolution.<p>Tesla Powerwall is helping to harness a new generation of renewable energy. On Friday, CEO Elon Musk …

Sebastian Vettel would stop Lewis Hamilton from joining Ferrari says former teammate Mark Webber

Sebastian Vettel would stop Lewis Hamilton from joining him at Ferrari, his former team-mate Mark Webber has claimed.<p>Vettel insisted earlier this …

The Long Journey to Remember One of History's Worst Lynching Massacres

Mary Turner and her unborn baby were killed by a racist mob in 1918 in an atrocity that was nearly forgotten.<p>Exactly 100 years ago this month, a wave of lynchings swept through the area around Valdosta, in south Georgia. After the murder of a white farmer, a mob of nearly 300 white people went …

Houston Police Chief Says He Has ‘Hit Rock Bottom,’ Pleads for Gun Control in Aftermath of Texas School Shooting

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has spent the past few months demanding action after a series of mass shootings. On Friday, he pleaded for gun …

After Texas school shooting, Houston police chief says he's 'hit rock bottom' with inaction on gun control

The head of one of Texas' largest police departments says he has had enough with inaction on gun control.<p>In the hours after a mass shooting at a Texas high school, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo posted a lengthy explanation on Facebook about gun rights and the need for change.<p>"I know some have …

Santa Fe

The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in …

Military

The Latest: Official: Explosion being probed as intentional

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that rocked a Southern California office building (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>A U.S. official says a deadly explosion at a Southern California office building is being investigated as an intentional act and investigators believe the blast may have …

Kristen Stewart goes barefoot on Cannes red carpet in rebellion against heels-only policy

Kristen Stewart made a statement on the Cannes red carpet on Monday night, removing her heels seemingly in protest at the strict dress code.<p>The Cannes red carpet has become infamous in recent years for its high heels only policy, with actresses speaking out against it.<p>Ms Stewart kicked off her …

20 Years After the Finale, Seinfeld Style™ Has Never Been More Relevant

From Kramer’s camp-collar shirts and George's parkas to (of course) Jerry's shoes, the show’s look was more than just a ’90s thing.<p>On May 14, 1998, approximately 76 million people watched the series finale of <i>Seinfeld</i>. The reception was, if we're being nice, divisive. If we're being less nice: …

Researchers Tackle Gun Violence Despite Lack of Federal Funding

February's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 dead and 17 more wounded, horrified people across the country, spurring student walkouts and marches in support of stricter gun control laws, including universal, comprehensive background checks and a …

Guns

Thousands of Facebook ads bought by Russians to fool U.S. voters released by Congress

SAN FRANCISCO — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released thousands of Russian Facebook ads on Thursday, offering the public its first in-depth look at the troubling messages used to heighten tensions among Americans during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.<p>The release of …

Facebook Ads

Michael Che Dismisses Kanye West's Entire Slavery Narrative With A Single Word

"Weekend Update" anchor shuts down Kanye's incendiary comments.<p>Kanye West’s comments last week that “slavery was a choice,” along with his recent tweets in support of President Donald Trump, prompted endless discussion on TV, in print and online. But “Saturday Night Live” comedian Michael Che …

I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

Kanye West wants freedom—white freedom.<p>I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have …

Michael Jackson

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

FBI: More active shooting incidents in 2017 than any other year recorded

The violence last year helped break two grim records when it comes to active shooters: the most incidents and the most people killed in any one year since at least 2000, the first year the FBI has data on the subject.<p>The 17-year high was revealed in a new report released by the bureau that delves …

Guns

Australia’s Peter Norman Honored for 1968 Olympic Protest

SYDNEY (AP) — Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who shared the podium with Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos and backed their Black Power …

Amid the opioid epidemic, white means victim, black means addict

My cursor is hovering over the “unfriend” button, but I haven’t clicked it.<p>Today, my relationship-severing finger is poised to get rid of Matt. Matt is a friend with whom I spent a lot of time about six years ago. We were close in rehab, but I haven’t seen him since. I entered Greenbriar treatment …

Mental Health