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Golf club called cops on 5 black women members, apologized, and now defends itself

Women say golf club is 'backpedaling' with release of second statement<p>The five African-American women who say they were discriminated against Saturday at Grandview Golf Club — in terms of both race and gender — said Tuesday a second statement from the club signifies "backpedaling" and …

Golf

Spotify gives its iOS and Android apps a complete overhaul

Spotify's mobile app just got a major overhaul.<p>The music streaming app, available for iOS and Android and rolling out globally to users in the coming …

Pope urges prisoners to serve 1 another in foot-wash rite

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates at a maximum security prison on Holy Thursday in a pre-Easter ritual meant to …

Trump University $25 million settlement approved

Thousands of former Trump University students will get most of their money back, with a judge on Friday approving a $25 million settlement.<p>"The settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable," Judge Gonzalo Curiel said in his decision.<p>Nearly 4,000 former students submitted claims and those who are …

Coral reefs might be in more trouble than we thought

A giant die-off suggests our predictions are overly-optimistic<p>Warning: coral reefs might be a lot more sensitive to global warming than originally predicted.<p>As a result of moderate ocean warming amplified by local weather conditions, forty percent of corals in a remote circular reef in the South …

Trump's EPA budget would slash efforts to clean up lead pollution

President Donald Trump has long signaled his intention to reverse former Democratic President Barack Obama's climate-change initiatives. But the Republican president has vowed his planned overhaul of green regulation would not jeopardize America's water and air quality.<p>The 23-page 2018 budget …

Supreme Court discusses sex offender's social media ban

The case of a man from North Carolina brought before the Supreme Court has resulted in an interesting discussion on whether sex offenders should be banned from social media. Lester Packingham was convicted for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2001 and was arrested again in 2010 for signing up …

Social Media

Samsung’s Staedtler stylus is roughly 5,000 times more awesome than the Apple Pencil

Almost a real pencil!<p>Samsung introduced some tablets at Mobile World Congress last night. I was there, I listened to the whole thing, and I can’t really tell you much about them other than they exist and they’re technologically advanced. What swept me up in real emotion, however, was the Korean …

Nestlé's new boss sets out recipe for growth as sales disappoint

Nestlé will ditch poorly performing businesses that cannot be fixed and spend millions more on restructuring the company, its new chief executive said, as the food giant reported lacklustre full-year results.<p>In his first press conference since taking the top job at Nestlé on January 1, Mark …

Nestlé

President Trump Named Alexander Acosta as New Labor Secretary Nominee

President Trump named Alexander Acosta as his new nominee to be Secretary of Labor Thursday, one day after the withdrawal of his first pick, Andrew …

Trump Denounces ‘Low-Life Leakers,’ Pledging to Hunt Them Down

WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his attacks on the intelligence community on Thursday, promising to catch the “low-life leakers” who have supplied the “fake news media” with information on his administration’s ties to Russia, information that he dismissed as a political excuse for Democratic …

7-year-old girl sends 'Google boss' job application, gets a response

A 7-year-old girl got a head start into her career with an endearing letter to the “Google Boss.”<p>Chloe Bridgewater, who lives in Hereford, England, loves her tablet computer and robots. When she found out about Google – and the perks of working there with slides, go-karts and bean-bag chairs – she …

Guy sacrifices Tesla to save unconscious driver, Elon Musk offers to cover repair costs

It feels good to be the hero, and for the driver that exposed his Tesla (and himself) to danger in order to save another driver, it won't even be …

Evacuation lifted for 200K Californians living below dam

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 Northern Californians who live downstream of the country's tallest dam were allowed to return home Tuesday after two nights of uncertainty, but they were warned they may have to again flee to higher ground on a moment's notice if hastily made repairs to the …

Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger is rejected by judge

Predicting diminished competition and likely higher costs, a federal judge has rejected<p>Anthem Inc.’s bid to buy rival health insurerCigna Corp.<p>U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Wednesday that the merger would significantly reduce competition in the already concentrated insurance market, …

President Trump Is 'on Track' to Support Privatizing Air Traffic Control

President Donald Trump told airline and airport executives Thursday that he supports privatizing America’s air traffic control system, according to a …

This secret room in Mount Rushmore is having a moment

Abraham Lincoln holds the history of our country’s past.<p>Literally.<p>Tucked inside Lincoln’s frontal lobe in Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota, is a secret, inaccessible-to-the-public chamber.<p>The vault was designed by the monument’s sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, who envisioned it as a room …

Airlines ask Trump to modernize the air traffic control system

Gary C. Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, told President Trump today that modernizing the air traffic control (ATC) system would be its top priority for what the government can do to help airlines, noting that money spent on ATC had not helped improve it in the past.<p>The comments came at a meeting …

Trump Takes Aim at U.S. Air Traffic Control Spending

U.S. President Donald Trump lamented what he called an out-of-date U.S. air traffic control system on Thursday, but also criticized current modernization efforts as the "wrong system" and too expensive.<p>"I hear we're spending billions and billions of dollars, it's a system that's totally out of …

Mars: Miscommunication led to Skittles spill

NEW YORK (AP) — Mars says a miscommunication with a subcontractor led to a defective batch of its Skittles, reportedly on their way to becoming …

Found: A Lost Continent! (Really)

You’d think it would be hard to misplace an entire continent, what with the mountains and trees and all that other hard-to-miss stuff. Now, however, …

Touch Bar MacBook Pros are being banned from bar exams over predictive text

When it launched late last year, the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar was largely reliant on first-party applications to show off what it could do. Since then, a number of other companies have jumped on board, helping the secondary screen grow into something more than novelty.<p>Of course, as with any new …

Trump's H-1B Visa Bill spooks India's IT companies

It may not be a good time to be an Indian techie in America.<p>Correction: It may not be a good time to be a non-American in Trump's America.<p>India, the …

Immigration

Apple Expected to Report Best Financial Results Ever Today Amid Return to Growth

Apple is scheduled to report its earnings results for the first quarter of the 2017 fiscal year at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today, revealing how much money it made between September 25 and December 31 of last year. The holiday shopping season typically makes this quarter Apple's most lucrative of the …

New presidential order could wreck US-EU Privacy Shield

A new executive order issued by president Donald Trump could have significant implications for the data sharing agreement between the European Union …

Sen Warren says Labor Dept removed website for Wells Fargo employees | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor removed a special website it created as a resource for current and former Wells Fargo employees on workplace issues, including whistleblower retaliation complaints, according to a U.S. lawmaker.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks through …

Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Will Give China a Big Edge Over America

The world turned upside-down last week when, within just seven days, the United States and China each reversed a posture they held for the past 70 …

President Trump and Russia's Putin Are Going to Talk on the Phone This Weekend

(MOSCOW) – Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to use a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled for Saturday to congratulate him …

US unemployment claims tick up to 259,000, but remain low

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remained low enough to suggest that most Americans …