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2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than deployed service members

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while deployed as members of the military.<p>Data for military casualties are difficult to ascertain. An original version …

Military

Facebook "privately welcomed" help of whistleblower, then publicly suspended account, attorney says

Facebook announced Friday it had suspended the account of Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower from data firm Cambridge Analytica, shortly before …

Social Media

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

<i>(After this story was published, Facebook came under harsh criticism from lawmakers in the United States and Britain. Read the latest.)</i><p>LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.<p>The firm had secured …

Cambridge Analytica

Florida school shooting: Live updates

Florida School Shooting

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

This year’s ten most viral fashion items

Any writer worth their salt knows that opening a piece of writing with an Oxford English Dictionary definition relegates you to the trash-pile of journalism. So, instead, the dictionary.com definition of <i>viral</i> is: (adj.) becoming very popular by circulating quickly from person to person, especially …

The biggest space missions and rocket launches we'll see in 2018

There’s a lot going on<p>Next year is already overflowing with exciting missions to space. NASA is launching a new lander to Mars, as well as a spacecraft that will get closer to the Sun than ever before. And two of NASA’s vehicles already in space will finally arrive at their intended targets: one …

10 ways America is falling behind

If 2017 has seemed to you like a long and terrible year filled with bad news, then here's some good news to close things out: you were right! On a …

2017, explained by the late-night writers who had to make fun of it for television

“Comedy is a pretty good BS detector”: 5 writers look back at getting through year one of President Trump.<p>When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, many people found it impossible to understand what the coming age of Trump might actually entail. But within a few months, as the first …

Comedy

The history of 2017 in seven charts

The graphic lowdown on wage equality, gun violence, sexual harassment, transgender discrimination, terrorism, Trump … and pet transport<p>When we try to remember 2017 (or more likely, try to forget it), there’s a list of names and places that immediately come to mind – Trump, Weinstein and Las Vegas, …

Sexual Harassment

Houston Astros Win First World Series

LOS ANGELES—Jeff Luhnow inherited the worst team in the majors in the autumn of 2011, a broken organization with no direction, no plan and no answers. The Houston Astros lost 106 games the season before he was named general manager, the road to improvement blocked by a farm system that ranked among …

Astros walk off 13-12 after a 10-inning, knock-down, drag-out war with Dodgers

The Astros and Dodgers combined for 25 runs, 28 hits, and 11 walks in Game 5 of the World Series. It was a knock-down, drag-out war of a game that …

Baseball

Alex Bregman's Walk-Off Lifts Astros Past Dodgers in Epic World Series Game 5

The Houston Astros are one win away from clinching their first championship in franchise history after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 13-12, in a wild 10-inning Game 5 of the 2017 World Series on Sunday night.<p>Alex Bregman, who homered off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning …

Reliving the many momentum swings from marathon Game 5

Game 5 of the 2017 World Series was the single craziest postseason game since, well, Game 2 on Thursday.<p>In a game when Clayton Kershaw and Dallas …

Baseball

World Series 2017: These were the absolute best moments from Game 5

There were a million things to love about Game 5 of the World Series, but we boiled it down to just the very best.<p>Were you awake for possibly one of …

Watch: Alex Bregman Hits Walk-Off Single to Give Houston 13-12 Win In World Series Game 5

In one of the longest World Series games in history, the Astros were able to come away with a 13-12 win in Game 5 Sunday to take a 3-2 lead in the …

Astros outlast Dodgers in an epic World Series thriller, take 3-2 lead

HOUSTON — In their darkest nightmares this winter, if not the rest of their lives, the Los Angeles Dodgers will see rockets and hear train whistles. They will feel the walls of Minute Maid Park creeping slowly in on them and catch ghostly glimpses of Houston Astros circling the bases, one after …

Bregman's walk-off caps thrilling Game 5 win as Astros take World Series lead

HOUSTON -- Alex Bregman is 23 years old and about to complete his first full season in the big leagues. But when he boarded a plane in Los Angeles …

Usually automatic Jansen's loss has Dodgers down in Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Kenley Jansen had been almost automatic for the Los Angeles Dodgers — until the World Series.<p>Now after the big closer's loss to the …

Astros Win Epic Game 5 in 10 innings Over the Dodgers: Pictures

Houston

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Middle-class

Eight Dead From Sweltering Nursing Home as Florida Struggles After Irma

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The first patient was rushed into the emergency room of Memorial Regional Hospital around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, escaping a nursing home that had lost air-conditioning in the muggy days after Hurricane Irma splintered power lines across the state.<p>Another arrived at 4 a.m. After a …

Rainfall

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Rainfall

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

Solar Eclipse Will Cost America Almost $700 Million in Lost Productivity

Add next week's total eclipse of the sun to the list of worker distractions that cost U.S. companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity.<p>American employers will see at least $694 million in missing output for the roughly 20 minutes that outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & …

Stared at the Eclipse? Here’s How to Tell If You Ruined Your Eyes Forever

If you happened to look up at the solar eclipse on Monday, then it's probably because you didn't read this article on Friday. Or because you had …

Exclusive: Apple Is Now Working With This Key Google-Backed App Technology

There may hope for people who are sick of the endless cycle of downloading, updating, and deleting apps on their iPads and iPhones and other …

Secret Service: Donald Trump Jr. didn't have agency's protection at time of meeting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Secret Service is pushing back on President Donald Trump's attorney's remarks Sunday that there was nothing questionable going on at a meeting last summer between Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., a Russian lawyer and top members of Trump's campaign.<p>"Well, I wonder why …

Donald Trump

In “Game of Thrones,” salvation is left up to the least favorite children

<b>(HBO)</b><p>Here’s to the strays, the illegitimates and the lame, for they shall inherit Westeros<p>Melanie McFarland<p>July 16, 2017 7:30pm (UTC)<p>When the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” begins Sunday at 9 p.m., only a fortunate few will have a clue where the story picks up with remaining Starks — that is, …