Cliff Freeland

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Deadly weekend overdoses of cocaine laced with fentanyl prompt warning

Five people overdosed — including three who died — last weekend after taking cocaine laced with fentanyl in two beach communities, authorities said …

San Diego

Weatherman dramatically braces for Hurricane Florence while 2 guys casually stroll by

As Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc on the Carolinas, weather people and storm chasers are heading as close as they can to the eye of the …

Massachusetts Police Tweeted a Screenshot—and Accidentally Revealed They’re Watching Left-Wing Activist Groups

The Massachusetts State Police Department tweeted a screenshot of a computer monitor Thursday to help illustrate the extent of a series of gas …

Roads

Surveillance State

Your email reads your email, and now can write it too<p>Great, thanks! Thank you for your help! Nope, I’m good. Thanks, you too! You too! Same to you! …

Artificial Intelligence

Windows 10 Now Warns Users Not to Install Chrome or Firefox

By on September 13, 2018 at 7:30 am<p>Ever since Microsoft began the ramp for Windows 10, there’s been an unpleasant aspect to how the company has …

Windows 10

Weekday Trumpdate: Trump Broke His Own Record for Lying, Says We're All Prepped for Florence, Least-Beloved Adult Son Busts Out Dog Whistle

by Rich SmithJust an absolute embarrassment. Alex Wong / Getty Images <i>Weekday Trumpdate gives you the latest on the ongoing catastrophe in the White</i> …

Seattle

How to Hotbox a Tent with an Air Mattress Pump

Next time you’re looking to get extremely stoned on a camping trip or at a music festival, you might want to consider hotboxing your tent—a method that's as simple as it is innovative. Once you've inflated your air mattress, take the pump and rig it up to a plastic container using a few household …

Music Festivals

LED lamps are great for the environment, but bad for our health

The European Union recently announced a ban on halogen light bulbs, to persuade the public to switch to LED lamps. It’s unlikely to raise many eyebrows.<p>There are, after all, lots of different lamps on the market. Some generate light by a white hot filament (incandescent lamps, such as halogen), …

Headaches

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Reveals Stunning Records Showing the Trump Admn. Shifted Money from FEMA to ICE Ahead of Hurricane Season

The document shows that $10 million was taken from the department dedicated to responding to natural disasters.MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Tuesday …

Hurricanes

Seattle Pay Attention to This: Trump Made It Clear to Virginia That Blue States Now Get Treated Like the Brown People of Puerto Rico

by Charles MudedeThe aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Joe Raedle / Getty Yesterday, Virginia’s entire Congressional delegation begged …

Puerto Rico

Bank of America is asking customers to prove citizenship to access their own money

As anyone who is not named Daddy Warbucks knows, if your bank account is frozen, your bills are not going to get paid; and credit card companies, …

Bank of America

This Is the President on 9/11

Double fist-pumping his way into a memorial service in Pennsylvania.<p>On September 11, 2001, during the hours following the terror attacks that killed almost 3,000 innocent people in New York, DC, and Pennsylvania, then-real estate tycoon Donald Trump called into a local news station, bragging about …

Jersey City

PSA for big file sharers and movie downloaders: These are the best VPNs for torrenting

File sharing has come a long way since Napster — but users of torrenting sites may still have security and privacy fears.<p>This is where VPNs — which …

256-Bit

Report: Up and down the West Coast bigleaf maples are struggling — and scientists don't know why

Fall is almost here, and with it some beautiful shift in foliage. But that doesn't mean all of the trees in Washington are doing OK.In fact, …

University of Washington

Apple's iPhone is the MVP of the stock market

<b>1. Wall Street's $165 billion golden goose:</b> Apple's iPhone just might be the biggest cash cow on Wall Street.<p>More than a decade after its debut, the iPhone remains the chief moneymaker for Apple (AAPL), America's first $1 trillion company and one of the most widely held stocks.<p>The iPhone alone is …

Stock Markets

How to Buy Driveway Gravel

Step 1<p>Determine how much gravel you need to buy. Gravel is sold in square yards. Use a tape measure to measure your driveway.<p>Step 2<p>Decide what kind …

Landscaping

California has ended money bail. Who will bail out the industry?

Under the glare of neon signs and unforgiving fluorescent office lights, bail agents are spending time processing a new California law signed just days ago by Gov. Jerry Brown that could decimate their industry.<p>The new system, which would virtually eliminate the payment of money as a condition of …

Civil Rights

The Sperm Apocalypse Is Nigh

Plummeting sperm counts have been the focus of scientific study for a few years now, coinciding with the rise of cis male infertility. In a new …

Sperm

If Privacy Is Dead, Some Argue People Should Sell Their Own Data

If privacy is truly a thing of the past, then people should at least profit off their own personal information.<p>That’s the view of data rights …

Privacy

Japan recognizes first death related to Fukushima cleanup

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Japanese government has recognized the first death associated with cleanup work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the tsunami disaster in March 2011, according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.<p>The government designated the death of an unnamed man in his 50s …

Nuclear Energy

Japanese Space-Elevator Experiment Launching to Space Station Next Week (Really!)

The push for a space elevatortook a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will …

Space Exploration

Apple Creating Portal To Give Law Enforcement Agencies Your Data

Apple, a company that gained fame for its well-publicized standoff against police who wanted the secrets held in the iPhone of one of the San …

Privacy

Donald Trump administration seeks to detain illegal immigrant families indefinitely

The US government has announced a new plan to detain illegal immigrant children indefinitely with their parents.<p>It proposed a termination of the so-called Flores Agreement, a court ruling that requires it to release minors after a maximum 20 days in detention.<p>The move was the latest twist in a saga …

Immigration

Immunotherapy shows early promise to treat brain cancers

An international team of scientists say they've developed a molecule that can target the two most common brain cancers, successfully slowing down …

Immunotherapy

Apple just came up with a model for how to cooperate with law enforcement

Technology companies are fielding a growing number of requests for user data from law enforcement agencies, now that so much of our lives is tied up …

Privacy

Denver Airport is leaning into the conspiracy theories

The runways are in the shape of a swastika. The baggage claim murals show a dystopian future under a one-world government. And the entrance is guarded by Blucifer, a terrifying 32-foot blue horse with glowing red eyes. Denver International Airport may be the world’s 29th best airport, but it ranks …

Conspiracies

Trump admin seeks to keep undocumented immigrant families in detention for far longer

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration said Thursday it will seek to keep some undocumented immigrant children in detention for far longer than currently allowed, a move that would have sweeping implications for the families and for the immigration detention system.<p>The move comes on the heels …

Regulation

This $67K camper is also a boat

Ready to make a splash?<p>The most surprising—and fun—campers are the ones that <i>do</i> something, whether it’s as simple as a pop up roof or a modular camper that unfolds to sleep a family. Other campers take the concept even further, spinning to reveal a two-bedroom tiny house; expanding to three times …

RVs

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan confirms first worker death from radiation

<b>Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant died after suffering radiation exposure.</b><p>The man, who was in his 50s, died from lung cancer that was diagnosed in 2016.<p>Japan's government had previously agreed that radiation caused illness in four …

Fukushima

Japan is about to launch a mini space elevator that could be a sign of things to come

Getting into space can be a tricky thing. Right now, the hardware that can get you there — a rocket — is complex, pricey, and a bit dangerous. The …

Space Travel