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Sumner Redstone tells Viacom CEO effort to stay on board is futile

Sumner Redstone's National Amusements issued a warning Tuesday to Viacom executives who are fighting to keep their board seats, telling them that their legal challenges are futile.<p>In a letter to the board, the movie theater chain, which owns 80% of Viacom's voting stock, defended recent actions …

Media Industry

Hackers Steal 45 Million Passwords From Over 1,100 Websites

Surprise! The most-used password isn’t “password.”<p>Hackers have made off with information, including passwords, from almost 45 million accounts on …

California prosecutors have Stanford sexual assault judge removed from new case

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California judge facing criticism over his sentencing of a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault was removed on Tuesday from a new sexual assault case after complaints by prosecutors, officials said.<p>A combination booking photos shows former …

Dazzling galactic donuts will send you into outer space

Pink strawberry or brown chocolate frosting on a donut surely must be a tired sight after a while.<p>That's why these galactic donuts, which have …

SpaceX will attempt to land a rocket for the 4th time in a row after launching 2 satellites into space — here's how to watch live

The rocket will launch out of SpaceX's launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida, traveling twice as fast as a speeding bullet. It will carry Paris-based Eutelsat's 117 WestB and Bermuda-based Asian Broadcast Satellite's (ABS) 2A satellites into orbit.<p>The Eutelsat satellite will provide Latin America …

Space Exploration

22 Instagrams That Are Major Bedroom Decor Goals

If you haven’t already swapped out your thick covers for light and airy, colorful duvets for spring, there’s no time like the present. You might even decide, while Pinning ideas and browsing for new sheets, that you’re headed for an entire bedroom makeover. We’re right there with you. We looked on …

Interior Design

Samsung's Foldable Phone Screen Could Appear In Early 2017

If you like the idea of being able to change the size of your smartphone screen, Samsung (ssnlf) will reportedly soon have the solution for …

Outrage over 6-month sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford rape case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Widespread outrage has erupted over a California judge's decision to give a former Stanford University swimmer a six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Critics are blasting the decision as far too lenient.<p>Prosecutors had asked that Brock Turner be sentenced to …

Santa Clara County

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

17 Chic Foyer Makeovers You’ll Want for Your Home

Spring cleaning and organization can lead to a whole new space *and* a whole new you. But it might also leave you wanting to completely redecorate your home with trendy + fresh decor. If you’ve been itching to upgrade your abode, start with where your guests get a first impression of the rest of …

Home Decorating

Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality

TOBA, Japan (AP) — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality.<p>When U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe make a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday — the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the site of the first atomic bomb attack — …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Ex-North Charleston officer indicted on federal charges in Walter Scott death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not guilty, pleaded former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager, hours after a grand jury indicted him Wednesday on federal charges in last year's shooting death of Walter Scott.<p>Clean-shaven and wearing a gray suit and blue tie, Slager spoke only when addressed …

South Carolina

Associated Press News

Canadian wildfire edges south, leaves thousands stranded

CONKLIN/LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (Reuters) - The 88,000 residents who fled a wildfire that has ravaged the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray in Alberta will not be able to return home anytime soon, officials warned on Thursday, even as the inferno edged slowly south.<p>The out-of-control blaze has …

Fort McMurray

Scientists just discovered a surprising new weapon in the battle against bedbugs

Scientists just discovered that bedbugs prefer dark colors, like red and black, over light colors. These new findings may help in the fight against bedbugs.<p><i>Produced by Emma Fierberg</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Johnson & Johnson Facing 1,200 Lawsuits After Jury Orders $55M in Talc-Powder Trial

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company’s talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer.<p>The verdict, which J&J plans to appeal, was the second straight trial loss for the company, which is …

Canada's supreme court gives Métis people 'Indian' aboriginal status

The ruling allowed Métis people – those of mixed aboriginal and European descent – to negotiate with federal government for new rights and benefits<p>Canada’s supreme court has ruled that more than 600,000 aboriginal people previously denied special legal status by the federal government should …

Trump stumbling in Wisconsin as forces coalesce against him

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Next Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump's …

UN troops 'abused at least eight women and girls' in Central African Republic

Human Rights Watch accuses peacekeepers of further acts of sex abuse last year including the rape of a 14-year-old<p>United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic raped or sexually exploited at least eight women and girls last year, investigators from Human Rights Watch (HRW) have …

Central African Republic

'Doomsday Clock' scientists will set the new time for our demise

Scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are set to announce Tuesday whether civilization is any …

Climate Change

Black Lives Matter protesters block San Francisco's Bay Bridge

Protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement blocked traffic on the westbound span of the Bay Bridge that connects Oakland and San Francisco as part of a long weekend of protests aimed at reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of radicalism.<p>Shortly after 3.30pm, a caravan of cars slowed to a …

Senior bitcoin developer says currency 'failed experiment'

Mike Hearn, a prominent developer of the cryptocurrency, has sold his coins and quit work on bitcoin citing deep-seated issues<p>A senior bitcoin developer has declared the cryptocurrency a failed experiment, blaming the end of the currency on the refusal of the community to adopt new standards which …

Selling

PC shipments see their steepest drop ever

Windows 10 didn't save the PC industry this holiday.<p>Windows 10 might be pretty popular, but it wasn't popular enough to rescue the PC business. IDC estimates that computer shipments actually fell 10.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, making it the steepest year-over-year drop in history. In …

Windows 10

Chicago police officer shoots, kills two, one by mistake

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a city troubled by allegations of police misuse of force, a Chicago officer early on Saturday shot and killed a male college student and a mother of five, both black, and the police department later said the woman’s death was both accidental and tragic.<p>Hours later police shot …

Verizon and Sprint customers can apply for millions in refunds before year-end

'Tis the season to ask for a refund.<p>If you're in the U.S. and your carrier is either Verizon or Sprint, there's one thing you mustn't forget before …

Customers

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet To Abolish The Death Penalty Is Already Happening

Henderson Hill and Rob Smith are the odd couple shepherding a collaborative effort to end the death penalty in America at the most significant moment for that movement in decades.<p>As talk of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and criminal justice legislation has permeated the public debate on …

Eighth Amendment

Samsung will pay your installment plan until 2016 if you buy a Galaxy phone (US only)

Competition is fierce in the mobile industry and Samsung is really urging to sell some devices! So much that they are willing to pay part of the phone if you switch to any of their latest handsets! Interested? Of course you are.<p>Here’s how it works. Eligible users are those who buy a Samsung Galaxy …

Elon Musk hopes to conquer electric car range limits by 2020

Range anxiety may keep you from driving an electric car right now, but Tesla chief Elon Musk doesn't expect that to be a problem for very long. When grilled about driving distances in a Danish interview, Musk revealed that he expects the battery technology to improve at a rate of 5 to 10 percent …

Tesla

The USA’s top historical sights

A lot of people think of the United States as a young country with little in the way of history. Sure, the country’s only been a country since 1776, but before that there was the colonial period and before <i>that</i> there were centuries of Native American cultures. And, of course, there's its more modern …