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He Leaked a Photo of Rick Perry Hugging a Coal Executive. Then He Lost His Job.

As a photographer for the Department of Energy, Simon Edelman regularly attended meetings with Secretary Rick Perry and snapped pictures for official purposes.<p>Now he is out of a job and seeking whistle-blower protections after leaking photographs of Mr. Perry meeting with a major energy industry …

Kim Jones To Leave Louis Vuitton

Kim Jones will exit his role as men’s artistic director of Louis Vuitton after presenting his final autumn/winter 2018 collection for the house on …

Louis Vuitton

U.N. Head Lists His Top Global Concerns For 2018

On the first day as head of the United Nations — January 1, 2017 — Antonio Guterres pledged to make 2017 a year of peace.<p>But the year didn't turn out as he expected. In an informal address to member states at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Guterres said "peace remains elusive" — and "in …

Haitians Flow Into Canada From The U.S. Amid Renewed Deportation Fears

Since last May, thousands of Haitian immigrants have been steadily pouring into Canada, mostly on foot at the Quebec border, in an attempt to flee aggressive anti-immigration policies by the Trump administration.<p>More than 18,000 people filed asylum claims in Canada last year, with up to 250 people …

Days After Oil Tanker Sinks, Large Slicks Observed In East China Sea

Days after an Iranian tanker sank off the coast of China, succumbing to a deadly collision and several explosions, satellites are taking note of what the tanker left behind: several large oil slicks, stretching for miles in the East China Sea.<p>The tanker Sanchi's entire crew — 30 Iranians and two …

Merchant Shipping

U.S. justices sympathize with death row inmate's claim against lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled sympathy toward a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of a 2008 triple murder who is seeking a new trial because his lawyer ignored his objections and told jurors the man had killed the victims.<p>Robert McCoy appears in a …

Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits

A brain system involved in everything from addiction to autism appears to have evolved differently in people than in great apes, a team reports Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>The system controls the production of dopamine, a chemical messenger that plays a major role in pleasure and rewards.<p>"Humans …

Need More Proof That Evolution Is Real? Look No Further Than Your Own Body

DO try this at home.

Florida teens who recorded drowning man will not be charged in his death

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of Florida teens who taunted a drowning man while filming his death from afar will not be criminally charged, according to police.<p>In the more than two-minute long video, the five teen boys -- who are between the ages of 14 and 16 -- can be heard laughing as the man struggles to stay …

Crime

'Three-parent' babies: UK clinic gets OK for groundbreaking technique

<b>(CNN) —</b> UK scientists have been given the go-ahead to carry out a treatment that will make it possible for babies to be made from two women and a man.<p>The UK's fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryo Authority, gave the green light to the technique in December -- and has now agreed …

Mysterious Whale Swarms Perplexing Scientists

Weird & Wild<p>"Super-groups" of up to 200 humpback whales—a normally solitary species—are gathering off South Africa.<p>Why are all of these humpback whales all suddenly hanging out? No one really knows.<p>In a new study, scientists report spotting as many as 200 humpbacks at a time gathering off South …

Paula Patton Says Ex-Husband Robin Thicke Abused Her

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's contentious breakup has continued well past their divorce. Recently, Thicke and Patton have recently been in the news …

This is the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8

Familiar around back, but all screen up front<p>Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29th, according to a new report from <i>Venture Beat</i> that also includes the first photo we’ve seen of the coming flagship. The back of the device is very similar to last year’s Galaxy S7 (with the exception being …

CNN/ORC Poll: Confidence drops in Trump transition

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump will become president Friday with an approval rating of just 40%, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, the lowest of any recent president and 44 points below that of President Barack Obama, the 44th president.<p>Following a tumultuous transition period, approval ratings for …

The Sold-Out NES Classic Edition Is Back in Stock at GameStop

Not to put any more pressure on you during the stressful holiday season, but you’re running out of time to find that NES Classic Edition that you …

Delta emulator brings Nintendo games to your iPhone without a jailbreak

Moments after <i>Super Mario Run</i> launched on iOS devices last week, Nintendo fans began wondering if and when the company might bring the classic 2D <i>Mario</i> …

Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p>Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and …

Jim Carrey Calls STD Allegations 'Irrelevant' in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Late Girlfriend's Mom

In the latest salvo in a bitter legal battle, Jim Carrey has accused his late girlfriend Cathriona White‘s mother of making irrelevant and false …

Michael Avenatti

Steelers kicker given 'random' drug test after making 6 field goals

The NFL randomly selected Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell for a drug test on Wednesday morning, but oh, does the timing seem far from …

Colorado inmate freed early, jailed again asks for release

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A convicted Colorado robber who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released decades before serving his 98-year …

Crime

Nokia, which still exists, sues Apple over 32 phone patents

Remember when practically every cell phone company was suing every other cell phone company over patented bits of technology that make the devices work? Those days aren't quite over.<p>Nokia on Wednesday said it's suing Apple over 32 new smartphone tech patents in the US and Europe. Wait, Nokia is …

More people would rather keep using a defective Samsung Note7 than buy an LG

Never bet against Samsung.<p>Despite successfully recalling 93 percent of Galaxy Note7 phones in the U.S., there are still more active Note7's being …

Super Mario Run was downloaded a record 40 million times in its first four days

Nintendo’s first proper smartphone game has proved to be a huge hit. According to the company, <i>Super Mario Run</i> was downloaded more than 40 million times in its first four days of availability on iOS, breaking the App Store record for number of downloads during that span. Previous reports pegged the …

Super Mario Run

Think LaGuardia airport is bad now? Wait until it’s underwater

Rising sea levels = bad<p>If you think catching a flight in the New York City area is a nightmare today — out-of-this-world traffic jams, never ending tarmac delays, impossibly long security lines — just wait another 30 years. I promise you, it’s going to get much worse. Why, you ask? Climate change. …

Samsung’s latest software update stops the Note 7 from charging altogether

As the prolonged garbage fire that is 2016 draws to a close, Samsung seems to finally be putting the final nails in the coffin of the Note 7 saga. Admittedly, the last couple of months have mostly been a few isolated death rattles, but believe it or not there are still some devices in the wild, in …

Wireless

The Obamas Look Stunning in Their 2016 Christmas Card

Their final one from the White House<p>Tradition states that the White House sends out a Christmas card to friends, political supporters, and members of the media every December. This year's greeting is bittersweet because it will be the last one from President Barack Obama after eight years in office.<p>…

Google unveils the most detailed view of Earth's changing oceans, seas, rivers and lakes

Google has partnered with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre to produce the greatest views of water on the surface of Earth ever.<p>The …

MEET THE YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES: These are the highest-paid YouTube stars of 2016

It's no secret that YouTube's biggest stars are using sponsored videos and advertising to make a living on the platform in addition to making a name for themselves.<p>Over the past few years, they have also snagged big-time shows from places like Netflix or YouTube Red, the company's subscription …

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