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Temporary employee at Md. distribution center fatally shot herself after killing 3 people, wounding 3 others

By Rachel Chason ,<p>Rachel Chason<p>Reporter covering local politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Justin Jouvenal and<p>Justin Jouvenal<p>Reporter covering courts, policing and technology<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Paul Duggan<p>Paul Duggan<p>Crime reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>ABERDEEN, Md. — Mike Carre’s workday had barely begun Thursday at a …

Rite Aid

Smart outraged by planned release of 1 of her kidnappers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart said Thursday the news that one of her kidnappers will be released from prison next week was "a big shock," and she hopes there is a way the woman can be committed to a treatment facility since there is no legal recourse to keep her behind bars.<p>Wanda Barzee is …

Salt Lake City

Five Crime Writers Who Turned Out to Be Actual Murderers

The grisly cases in which life imitated art—or the other way around.<p>Earlier this month, 68-year-old Nancy Crampton Brophy, an Oregon novelist who wrote a book about a woman who “spent every day of her marriage fantasizing about killing [her husband]," was arrested for, well, allegedly murdering her …

U.S. on Track to Meet Some Paris Climate Goals, Report Says

The U.S. is on track to meet about two-thirds of its carbon-emissions goals under the Paris climate accord -- even without the support of President …

Jerry Brown

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.

Vanessa Solivan and her three children fled their last place in June 2015, after a young man was shot and killed around the corner. They found a floor to sleep on in Vanessa’s parents’ home on North Clinton Avenue in East Trenton. It wasn’t a safer neighborhood, but it was a known one. Vanessa took …

Labor Economics

Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First

One morning in June, Douglas Yoder climbed into a white government SUV on the edge of Miami and headed northwest, away from the glittering coastline …

Water

James Bond’s Murky Future

A planned 25th film about the British secret agent, starring Daniel Craig, is stuck in limbo. But beyond the production issues are deeper problems that come with constantly rebooting the character.<p>The James Bond series is one of Hollywood’s oldest and most enduring franchises. Over the course of …

James Bond

Thousands Of Stores Will Soon Use Facial Recognition, And They Won't Need Your Consent

Getty Images/Gece33<p>Retailers are turning to facial recognition software to identify potential thieves by comparing scanned images of shoppers’ faces …

Customers

Official charged with manslaughter over deaths linked to Flint water

Officials knew of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak months before they told the public, emails show.<p>Michigan’s state health director will stand …

New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says

BOSTON — The Russian military intelligence unit that sought to influence the 2016 election appears to have a new target: conservative American think tanks that have broken with President Trump and are seeking continued sanctions against Moscow, exposing oligarchs or pressing for human rights.<p>In a …

International Republican Institute

Amazon Isn’t Paying Its Electric Bills. You Might Be

For a little while earlier this year, it seemed as though 87-year-old Rosie Thomas and her neighbors in the small town of Gainesville, Va., had …

Giuliani walks back 'truth isn't truth' comment

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani tried to walk back his statement over the weekend that "truth isn't truth," writing on Twitter that it wasn't meant to be taken as a "pontification on moral theology."<p>Giuliani made waves on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, responding to a New York …

Donald Trump

Fake Twitter ad campaign encourages users to be more skeptical on social media

It’s fooling even the savviest reporters<p>A convincing and polished, yet entirely fake, advertising campaign under the slogan, “Don’t Believe Every Tweet,” made the rounds early this morning, fooling tech critics and reporters into thinking Twitter had launched a marketing effort centered on its own …

Behind Most Wildfires, a Person and a Spark: ‘We Bring Fire With Us’

LOS ANGELES — In the summer of 1965, Johnny Cash was living in the wilderness of Southern California when — possibly high on drugs — he sparked a wildfire with his overheated truck that blazed through more than 500 acres and threatened the lives of endangered condors.<p>When asked by a judge if he …

Wildfires

States Rush to Rein In Prescription Costs, and Drug Companies Fight Back

WASHINGTON — States around the country are clamping down on pharmaceutical companies, forcing them to disclose and justify price increases, but the drug manufacturers are fighting back, challenging the state laws as a violation of their constitutional rights.<p>Even more states are, for the first …

Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution affirming support for a free press and declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people."<p>The non-binding resolution approved by voice vote was a rebuke to President Donald Trump who for more than 18 months …

Fake News

Republicans Scramble to Contain Trump’s Damage, but Path Is Unclear

WASHINGTON — Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to mitigate the damage done by President Trump’s embrace of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia over his own intelligence agencies, setting a public hearing in the Senate next week, examining new sanctions on Moscow and reaffirming the fraying Western …

What Does Fear Sound Like?

It doesn’t take a film scholar to know that sound is absolutely essential to an effective horror movie. An exceptional score can help something …

Trump Invited the Russians to Hack Clinton. Were They Listening?

WASHINGTON — It was one of the more outlandish statements in a campaign replete with them: In a news conference in July 2016, Donald J. Trump made a direct appeal to Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails and make them public.<p>“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 …

Trump's Trade War Has Its First Victims in the U.S. and China. Here's Who They Are

China’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods struck just as one of its biggest meat importers was rushing a shipment from California through Shanghai …

Democratic senator warns colleagues of 'career-ending' Supreme Court vote

Congress<p>WASHINGTON — As Democrats look for ways to slow down President Donald Trump's pick to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., warned her colleagues on both sides of the aisle that the upcoming confirmation vote could be "career-ending" if it leads to the …

Meet the Press

North Korea satellite images show missile plant construction, analysts say

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea appears to be finalizing the expansion of a key ballistic missile manufacturing site, according to an analysis of satellite imagery by researchers in the United States.<p>The images come as leaked reports from US intelligence officials appear to cast doubt on North Korea's …

North Korea

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

NEW YORK (AP) — For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail.<p>Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president with close ties to the White House suspects that the Supreme Court vacancy President Donald Trump …

House Republicans are coming for your 401(k)

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton recently acknowledged that the agency may soon take away hardworking Americans’ right …

Retirement Planning

The FEC complaints about the NRA’s Russia ties keep piling up

Fresh revelations and shifting answers.<p>A new complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) urges the commission to investigate a string …

Robots? Training? Factories Tackle the Productivity Puzzle

HICKSVILLE, Ohio — For Anthony Nighswander, rock-bottom unemployment is both a headache and an opportunity. For businesses and workers, it could be the key to reversing one of the country’s most vexing economic problems: slow productivity growth.<p>Mr. Nighswander is president of APT Manufacturing …

Beijing Wants to Rewrite the Rules of the Internet

Xi Jinping wants to wrest control of global cyber governance from the market economies of the west.<p>It’s never been a worse time to be a Chinese telecom company in America. This evening, the Senate is set to vote on whether to restore a ban on U.S. company sales to prominent Chinese telecom player …

China

New lawsuit takes issue with Apple’s ‘brilliantly scratch-resistant’ Apple Watch marketing

Apple is facing a lawsuit over its marketing for the Apple Watch. While the company markets the device as “brilliantly scratch-resistant,” an Ontario man is taking issue with that as he claims the device is actually very susceptible to scratches and tarnishes…<p>Sylvania HomeKit Light Strip<p>As reported …

Apple Watch

Here’s why Android OEMs are turning to hardware gimmicks to shift phones

The sliding cameras in the Oppo Find X make it look a bit like a robot.<p>Earlier this week, the Oppo Find X was officially announced. This handset now holds the record for the highest screen-to-body ratio for a smartphone at 93.8 percent. It accomplishes this feat with a set of cameras on both the …

The Theft and Reuse of Advanced Offensive Cyber Weapons Pose A Growing Threat

Almost exactly a year ago, North Korea and Russia reused a vulnerability stolen from the U.S. government to conduct the WannaCry and NotPetya …