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Self-proclaimed bitcoin creator Craig Wright backpedals on proof

Entrepreneur Craig Wright has reneged on a promise to provide proof that he created the online cryptocurrency bitcoin. On his blog, he said he did …

Bitcoin

Is Ted Cruz better than Donald Trump? Yes, but only in the most literal sense — he’d also do incredible damage to the nation

An influential liberal pundit now says Cruz is preferable to Trump. He’s not wrong — and that’s exactly the problem<p>So after months of engaging in slightly obtuse and overly policy-focused contrarianism, Vox’s Matt Yglesias has changed his mind and come to a decision.<p>He no longer believes that …

Republicans

Iran fires 2 missiles marked with 'Israel must be wiped out'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" in Hebrew, Iranian media reported, in a show of power by the Shiite nation as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visited Jerusalem.<p>The new missile firings were …

North Korea
North Korea

Caitlyn Jenner Wants To Be A Trans Ambassador For Ted Cruz

File this under: "Wait, what?!"<p>Caitlyn Jenner told The Advocate that she's vying to be named America's "trans ambassador" if Ted Cruz is elected president in November.<p>The 66-year-old Olympian, who is a staunch Republican, offered faint praise for Cruz, whom she described as "very nice," although …

LGBTQI

Why we should have seen Trump coming

<b>On Super Tuesday Donald Trump's hostile takeover of the Republican Party should come even closer, and like stiff-collared executives in some wood-panelled boardroom trying belatedly to fight off a corporate raid, the GOP high command seems incapable of stopping him.</b><p>For them, Super Tuesday could …

Republicans

Matt Kenseth’s victory bid undone by penalty, team miscommunication

A potential win unraveled when Matt Kenseth, unbeknownst to him, earned a penalty and wasn’t informed of the infraction.<p>Matt Kenseth was out front, seemingly in control of Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Then, a penalty and subsequent team miscommunication derailed his bid to win the Folds …

Motorsport

A.J. Cole tried to bulk up this offseason

VIERA, Fla. — For years now, or so it seems, right-hander A.J. Cole has been the lanky roster hopeful, a starter on the cusp, but never a sure thing. He is back again this season, still trying to make it, and still fairly lanky, despite his best efforts.<p>Cole added 15 pounds this offseason, as many …

Stephen Strasburg

Jose Bautista won't negotiate with the Blue Jays anymore

Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Jose Bautista's demands, Freddie Freeman's chill cat and the probably dead Jay Bruce trade.<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage and Vines of dudes …

Baseball

Marco Rubio's allies compared him to Harry Potter — and got the books totally wrong

Marco Rubio's backers have bestowed the ultimate compliment on their candidate: comparing him to Harry Potter, with Donald Trump as the evil wizard Lord Voldemort.<p>Politico uncovered a fundraising email from the Super PAC supporting Rubio that makes the comparison at length. The authors of the email …

Giants give Conor Gillaspie, a ‘bad apple,’ a 2nd chance

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Of all the players who were active in the majors last year, infielder <b>Conor Gillaspie</b> might be the last man anyone would expect to see in the Giants’ clubhouse this spring. Yet, here he is, on a minor-league contract, hoping to win an infield bench job with the team that picked …

Baseball

How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The 'Quiet Power' Of Introverts

When Susan Cain wrote <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i> in 2012, it was a big success. The book made the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine, spent weeks on the <i>New York Times</i> best-sellers list and was the subject of one of the most-watched TED Talks, with more than 13 million views.<p>…

Teaching

Apple vows to resist FBI demand to crack iPhone linked to San Bernardino attacks

Tech giant Apple and the FBI appeared headed for a deepening confrontation Wednesday after the company’s chief pledged to fight federal demands to help mine data from an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino.<p>The clash reflects wider debates in the …

Privacy

Donald Trump strikes back at Obama criticism

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump attacked President Barack Obama on Wednesday calling him "the worst president in U.S. history" after the President sharply criticized the Republican front-runner.<p>"Interesting how President Obama so haltingly said I 'would never be president' - This from perhaps the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump called 'The Late Show' as Stephen Colbert mocked his call-in interviews

Stephen Colbert mocked this Trump-style interview Tuesday on "The Late Show," during which he conducted one of these interviews with Trump.<p>"He does phone in to a lot of the shows where they just put up pictures of him while he talks on the phone. So I hereby challenge him to call in to my show," …

Donald Trump

Samsung's Galaxy S7 poses for the camera once again

As is the case with most hotly anticipated smartphones, the closer the launch event gets, the quicker the spoilermill churns. At this point, it's safe to say that Samsung's February 21st event will be headlined by the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and the former device has been papped yet again in some of …

Stephen Strasburg

National poll: Sanders closing the gap with Clinton

Marco Rubio is down, John Kasich is up and Donald Trump is still head and shoulders above the rest of the Republican field, according to the results of the latest national NBC News/SurveyMonkey weekly online tracking poll released Tuesday. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's advantage over Bernie Sanders …

Government

Kanye West Did Not Call Taylor Swift for Approval Over 'B----' Lyric, Singer Cautioned Him Against Releasing 'Strong Misogynistic Message' Says Spokesperson

Taylor Swift was as shocked as her fans were to hear about Kanye West‘s rap diss.<p>In fact, Swift’s spokesperson tells PEOPLE, “Kanye did not call for …

Trump notches an easy victory in New Hampshire’s Republican primary

CONCORD, N.H. — Donald Trump resoundingly won the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday night, giving the billionaire mogul his first victory in an improbable and brash campaign that already has turned American politics upside down.<p>Ohio Gov. John Kasich, on the strength of his …

Government

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars

In an unassuming research lab, Volkswagen is solving problems that Tesla and Google haven’t come close to cracking.<p>We were rolling eastward across the San Mateo Bridge in an Audi A7 at a dutiful 55 miles per hour, and I was riding shotgun accompanied by two of the car’s engineers. With a sticker …

Driverless Cars

WTF Happened at the Iowa Caucuses, Explained

Trump is now officially a loser — in Iowa, at least — while Sanders and Clinton are locked in a "virtual tie"<p>Following Monday night's Democratic …

Trump Jr.: My Dad Is ‘Blue Collar’

Don’t let the private jet fool you, Donald Trump’s son says. The real-estate mogul who constantly boasts of his billions is a ‘blue-collar guy.’<p>WEST …

Donald Trump

Tremendously Religious Donald Trump Shows the Evangelicals His Bible

It's from his Mom. She wrote his name in it.<p>Religion has proved a bit of a stumbling block for one Donald Trump. He mispronounced the name of a Biblical book many Evangelicals hold dear. He's been getting in arguments about how often he goes to church. (Trump says he goes "a lot." His church says …

Government

Republican Cruz beats Trump in Iowa presidential race, Clinton holds slim lead

EXETER, N.H./MILFORD, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, emerging from the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa as the leading Republican mainstream contender, portrayed himself in New Hampshire on Tuesday as the party’s best hope to recapture the White House.<p>Marco Rubio waves to …

Government

The Latest: Sanders says Iowa gives campaign a kick-start

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest on developments in Monday's Iowa caucuses, the opening contest in the 2016 race for the White House (all local times):<p>___<p>4:20 a.m.<p>Bernie Sanders says his razor-thin contest against Hillary Clinton in Iowa is giving his campaign a "kick-start." The Democratic …

Government

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Iowa Caucuses

Even in America’s convoluted political system, the Iowa caucuses stand out as being mysterious to the average non-Iowan.<p>But with the Hawkeye State …

Government

WTF Just Happened to the Oregon Militia, Explained

A bloody FBI strike resulted in the capture of several top militia leaders, and the death of "Tarp Man"<p>The FBI has cut off the head of the snake of …

One man's Confederate flag tattoo just disqualified him from joining the Marines

All 18-year-old Anthony Bauswell of Greenbrier, Arkansas, wanted to do was to display his "Southern Pride" with an innocent Confederate flag tattoo …

U.S. Marines