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Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Weighing in at more than $1 trillion, student loan debt is now larger than total credit card debt. <i>Morning Edition</i> recently asked young adults about their biggest concerns, and more than two-thirds of respondents mentioned college debt. Many say they have put off marriage or buying a home because of …

Galaxy S5: Expert views on Samsung's latest smartphone

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1068000/1068160_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522256811_19afc21c73c85529dd7da2cdc2d6a3fa<p>The Galaxy S5's new heart rate reader could come in useful for Samsung Electronic's investors.<p>The South Korean firm warned earlier this week that …

Evan Blass

5 popular home products that can be surprisingly toxic

Let’s just say you may want to rethink using baby wipes to remove your makeup<p>We love the convenience and the comfort they bring us, but some of our most popular consumer products can come at a heavy price to our personal health. We all try being careful, removing the known hazards from our …

Navy's future: Electric guns, lasers, water as fuel

Imagine ships that fire missiles at seven times the speed of sound without using explosives, or that use lasers to destroy threats at the cost of about a dollar a shot, and vessels making fuel from the very seawater in which they're floating.<p>That's the glimpse of the high-tech future the U.S. Navy …

Champions League semi-final draw: Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid as Real Madrid take on Bayern Munich

Chelsea have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League<p><b>Chelsea</b> will play Atletico Madrid for a place in the Champions League final.<p>Friday's semi-final draw pitted Jose Mourinho's men against the Primera Division leaders, who knocked out Barcelona in the …

US court accepts $1.8bn SAC insider trading settlement

<b>A US court has accepted a $1.8bn (£1.07bn) settlement for insider trading by US hedge fund group SAC Capital Advisors.</b><p>As part of a plea deal, SAC Capital and related companies will cease operating as investment advisers, the FBI said.<p>The firms, plus any successors, must put measures in place to …

Preet Bharara

This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

Jet lag is nobody's idea of fun. A bunch of mathematicians say they can make the adjustment less painful with a smartphone app that calculates the swiftest way to adjust.<p>Users plug in the time zone they're traveling to, and the app will do the calculations before spitting out a schedule specifying …

The New Face of Heroin

The explosion of drugs like OxyContin has given way to a heroin epidemic ravaging the least likely corners of America - like bucolic Vermont, which …

American teens don’t hang out at malls anymore. They eat at restaurants

The suburban shopping mall has been part of American adolescent life since at least the 1950s, as the default location where teens hung out.<p>Now, malls are dying. Across the country, these giant suburban monstrosities have been closing, due in part to their inability to compete with cheaper online …

eCommerce

CIA and White House under pressure after Senate torture report leaks

Senate committee found CIA interrogations and detentions to be 'brutal' and urges administration to release report as quickly as possible<p>A leak of the major findings of a landmark Senate inquiry into the CIA’s post-9/11 torture of terrorism detainees led, on Friday, to intensified pressure on the …

Does a baby's name affect its chances in life?

<b>When parents spend hours poring over baby name books they may imagine that their choice will have a major impact on their child's life. But do names make a difference? Two recent books put this idea under the microscope.</b><p>Choosing a name for a child is complicated. Not only should it sound right with …

Human Geography

Kaepernick: Story 'completely wrong'

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter on Friday morning to address a TMZ report that alleges sexual assault, calling the …

“Stephen Colbert” is dead, long live Stephen Colbert!

As he heads to a more traditional role, we mourn television’s greatest blowhard<p>Brothers and sisters, we are gathered here today to bid farewell to a great man. A legendary entertainer. A dedicated newsman. And the world's staunchest defender of <i>truthiness</i>. Oh, "Stephen Colbert," you leave us too …

Ten words to cut from your writing

As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need – such as the 10 included in this post:<p><b>1. Just:</b> The word "just" is a …

Creative Writing

Former NFL LB London Fletcher Zings Tony Romo with 'Choke' Tweet

Offseason or not, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo can't escape his late-season struggles.<p>It has been tough for Romo and the Cowboys to quiet the critics because they can't seem to get the job done. Not only does the QB have only one playoff victory in his eight years of starting, but Dallas …

NFL

Tosh.O Production Assistant Shot and Killed by Three Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputies

In a week that has already included a mass stabbing at a Pittsburgh high school, another knife attack has made national headlines, this time due to an unexpected connection to a Comedy Central mainstay. John Winkler, a 30-year-old production assistant on <i>Tosh.O</i>, was fatally shot on Monday night, …

Crime

Why We Know Mad Men Will End in Tragedy

The reveal from season seven that tells us Don Draper is headed for downfall<p><b>Season seven of Mad Men</b> begins with a pitch. Freddy Rumsen, played by Joel Murray, looks straight into the camera. "Are you ready?" he says. "Because I want you to pay attention. This is the beginning of something. Do you …

TV

Nirvana Reunite, Kiss Remain Civil at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Evening wraps with Lorde, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Joan Jett all fronting Nirvana<p>It was exactly midnight when Joan Jett walked onstage with the …

While Sony Celebrates 'Infamous' Sales, Microsoft/EA Still Quiet About 'Titanfall'

Sony took to their PlayStation blog yesterday to congratulate Sucker Punch for Infamous: Second Son racking up a million copies sold just nine days after launch. While it’s no earth-shattering COD or GTA total, those numbers are quite good, and definitely the best in the series’ history.<p>The news …