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Earth just had its 400th straight warmer-than-average month thanks to global warming

It was December 1984, and President Reagan had just been elected to his second term, <i>Dynasty</i> was the top show on TV and Madonna's <i>Like a Virgin</i> topped the musical charts.<p>It was also the last time the Earth had a cooler-than-average month.<p>Last month marked the planet's 400th consecutive month with …

Global Warming

He lured young men looking for weed. Their bodies turned up in a pig roaster.

Cosmo DiNardo declared “I am a savage no explanation needed” on social media seven months before police say he lured four young men to his family’s farm, shot them to death, ran one of them over with a backhoe and dumped three of their bodies in a 12-foot-deep pit used as a pig roaster.<p>DiNardo, 21, …

Crime

Amazon has finished visiting the top 20 contenders for its new HQ

Some cities are already seeing a 'halo effect' from making it onto Amazon's hot list.<p>Amazon has completed the process of visiting all 20 cities that are finalists in the e-commerce giant's search for a second headquarters, sources close to the process told NBC News on Wednesday.<p>This pushes the …

Chamber of Commerce

'Wolf of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort Isn't Paying Debts, Prosecutors Say

Jordan Belfort, the “Wolf of Wall Street,” isn’t just a con, but also a deadbeat, prosecutors say, and they want him to pay up.<p>For those who’ve …

Corruption

Chili's Malware Attack May Have Compromised Customers' Credit Card Information at Some Restaurants

Chili’s parent company Brinker International announced Saturday that malware on some of the chain’s payment systems may have harvested customers’ …

Identity Theft

Elon Musk says first Boring Company tunnel in LA near completion

The billionaire entrepreneur hates LA traffic so much he's cutting his own path.<p>Elon Musk said Thursday that the first tunnel under Los Angeles dug by his Boring Company is almost complete.<p>Musk, the brains behind SpaceX and Tesla, created the company to drill holes beneath Los Angeles to provide …

Elon Musk

Master This One Skill For Competitive Advantage

Research proves the rapidly-rising importance of the global mindset<p>Having a competitive advantage.<p>It's critical for success in business and success as a leader. But, did you know there's one skill you must master for competitive advantage today? One skill that applies across every industry and …

Innovation

Nestlé and Starbucks strike deal to create 'global coffee alliance'

Swiss food giant Nestlé is paying Starbucks $7.15bn (£5.28bn) in cash for the rights to sell its coffee beans directly to consumers through supermarkets and other food shops around the world.<p>Nestlé is already big in coffee - it owns the Nescafe and Nespresso brands - and the company said this …

Coffee

An off-duty police officer thought a man stole Mentos. So he drew his gun.

For a moment, after the off-duty officer produced his pistol, Jose Arreola considered how he might die over a $1.19 pack of Mentos.<p>Arreola had already paid for the mints in an Orange County gas station March 16 and slid them into his pocket. The officer behind him, clad in black shorts and a …

Law Enforcement

More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers

WASHINGTON (AP) — FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.<p>Those employers and many others are quietly taking what once would have been a radical step: …

Cannabis

Kanye West just said 400 years of slavery was a choice

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tuesday brought us two Kanyes.<p>The first was a man who opened up about his mental health, his family, and his art in a nearly-two hour interview with radio host Charlamagne Tha God.<p>The second was a Kanye who appeared at the TMZ headquarters where he had this to say:<p>"<i>When you hear about</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Inside Kanye West’s Disturbing On-Air Meltdown: ‘Tell the World You Love Me’

A pair of interviews with the legendary musician and entrepreneur hit the internet on Tuesday, revealing an artist at odds with himself—and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Baker Mayfield and girlfriend celebrated draft night

Baker Mayfield wasn’t inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell read his name aloud, as the first overall pick by …

College Football

Kim Kardashian Getting Trolled For Latest Nude Post

Say what you will about <b>Kim Kardashian</b> <b></b>- the reality star knows how to sell products. When she launched her Kimoji perfume, she made $10 million in …

New York City

After searching for more than 40 years, authorities say an ex-cop is the Golden State Killer

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, Joseph James DeAngelo's neighbors thought he was a little odd. He kept mostly to himself, sometimes yelling at the people who got too close to his fence or mowed their grass too early.<p>But they didn't have any reason to suspect he might be behind a series of killings, rapes and …

Crime

Channing Frye Says WWE Should 'Hola At' Steven Adams When He Retires

Los Angeles Lakers forward Channing Frye suggested Monday that Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams may have a future in professional wrestling.<p>Frye tweeted that WWE should pursue Adams once his NBA career comes to an end:<p>During Monday's Game 4 between the Thunder and Utah Jazz, Adams absorbed …

Basketball

Westworld Fans Already Have a Crazy Theory About What Delos Is Doing With Guest DNA

This is some real Facebook shit right here.<p>Here we are, only one episode into Season Two, and Reddit fans are already going nuts with the <i>Westworld</i> theories. In my recap of "Journey Into Night," I mentioned that it's possible Delos is harvesting guests' DNA to create host copies of powerful humans …

TV Series

Realistic Kawhi Leonard Trades That Would Create New Superstar Duos

Despite essentially losing the 2017-18 season to injury, Kawhi Leonard looks positioned to be one of this summer's biggest winners.<p>He's eligible for a "supermax" contract extension, which would pay him up to $219 million over five years. He's also likely to warrant that type of commitment, since …

NBA

Amazon is (apparently) doing more than Apple to improve society

Tim Cook has been outspoken about Apple being a “force for good” in the world. However, when it comes to which tech giants have the most positive impact on society, the public has spoken — and the answer isn’t Apple, but rather Amazon.<p>Or, at least, that’s the response from a recent survey of 2,722 …

Mark Zuckerberg

New Survey Says Amazon and Google Have a More 'Positive Impact on Society' Than Apple

In a new survey conducted by SurveyMonkey and shared by <i>Recode</i>, 11 percent of respondents said that they believe Apple has the most positive impact on society today. Apple came in third place, however, falling in line behind Google at 15 percent and Amazon in the top spot at 20 percent.<p>Survey …

Cambridge Analytica

Elon Musk Just Sent an Extraordinary Email to Tesla Employees

A detailed look at a new email from Elon Musk teaches some important lessons.<p>Tesla, the electric auto manufacturer led by Elon Musk,is getting ready to enter a new phase of activity as it ramps up production of its mass-market intended Model 3. In an email recently obtained by automotive website …

Tesla

18 Syracuse Fraternity Brothers Removed From Class After 'Extremely Racist' Video

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Eighteen Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing fraternity members using racial slurs …

Syracuse

Derek Jeter Calls Bryant Gumbel ‘Mentally Weak’ in Bizarre Interview

Former Yankees all-star and current Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has repeatedly come under fire after trading Marlins’ stars such as Giancarlo …

Baseball

Avicii's family arrives in Oman as new details emerge on his death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities are ruling out "criminal suspicion" in the death of superstar DJ Avicii, who died last week while vacationing in Oman.<p>Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead Friday in the Omani capital of Muscat. A cause of death has not been released.<p>"Two postmortems were …

Music

Valve acquires Firewatch developer Campo Santo

Yet another sign Valve might be interested in making new games again.<p>Valve has acquired Campo Santo, known for the outdoor exploration game <i>Firewatch</i>, …

Indie Gaming

Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others

Exclusive: Profile data was scraped without user consent or knowledge to "build a three-dimensional picture" on millions of people.<p><i>Video: Scraped and</i> …

Security

Amazon workers pee into bottles to save time: investigator

Amazon warehouse staff are peeing in bottles because bathrooms are hundreds of yards away.<p>One ex-worker said staffers fear they’ll get into trouble …

John Boehner’s claim that ‘we have literally filled up our jails’ with people for minor marijuana possession

<i>“When you look at the number of people in our state and federal penitentiaries, who are there for possession of small amounts of cannabis, you begin to really scratch your head. We have literally filled up our jails with people who are nonviolent and frankly do not belong there.”</i> <b><br>—Former House</b> …

Cannabis

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Cancer

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.<p>"The attack apparently affected 200,000 router …

Cybersecurity