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Putin offers to provide Congress with details of Trump disclosures to Russian envoys

By Andrew Roth<p>Andrew Roth<p>Foreign reporter who focused on Russia, Ukraine and other countries in the former Soviet Union<p>Email Bio<p>MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would be willing to provide the U.S. Congress a record of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian envoys, …

News

Massive cyberattack targeting 99 countries causes sweeping havoc

Hospitals, major companies and government offices have been hit by a massive wave of cyberattacks across the globe that seize control of computers until the victims pay a ransom.<p>Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries, making it one of the …

Ransomware

Snapchat’s New Features Ruin What Was Good About Snapchat in the First Place

Snapchat videos, unlike those on Vine or Instagram or YouTube, have always stood out for the fact that they feel more — to use a fraught word on the …

Doodling

Snapchat blew its first-ever earnings

Snapchat found more friends and made some money — but far far fewer and far less than analysts had hoped. It's not good.<p>How bad? Really bad. Snapchat …

Social Media

Google Moves In And Wants To Pump 1.5 Million Gallons Of Water Per Day

When three sacred staples of the South weren't safe from the cloudy, salty water in his town, Clay Duffie knew there was a problem.<p>"It'd kill your azaleas if you irrigated with it; your grits would come out in a big clump, instead of creamy like they should," Duffie said.<p>Even the sweet tea.<p>"Your …

Growth is back: biggest economies around the world all showing strength

Every major economy is growing at a stable or accelerating pace in the latest sign that the world economy is on the mend.<p>Germany and Canada are picking up pace, while the rest of the G7 countries are growing at a stable pace, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said.<p>Its …

By attacking Kurdish allies of America, Turkey risks confrontation

DONALD TRUMP’S first meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was always bound to be tense. After Mr Trump’s decision, announced …

Middle East

Why the Comey firing could be Trump’s Watergate moment

It’s genuinely rare to be able to say you’re living in a historic moment, one already being compared with some justification to Watergate. But that’s where we find ourselves in the aftermath of President Trump’s stunning dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.<p>There’s a huge amount to unpack here, …

Hillary Clinton

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

How Negative Thinkers Can Train Themselves to Stop Being Grumps

Positive thinking has a ton of benefits, from expanding your creativity to boosting your health, but if you’re prone to a more negative outlook, it …

Positive Thinking

9 Toxic Attitudes That Push Happiness Away From You

It’s no secret that we all want happiness. After all, we only get life once and we want to make the most of it.<p>But most of us find that happiness is …

Celebrate Poetry Month: 28 Breathtaking Poetry Books to Read Now

Yehuda Amichai<p>When Itzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat, and Shimon Peres were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, as part of his acceptance lecture, Rabin read from Amichai’s poem, “God Takes Pity on Kindergarten Children.” In addition to the effects of war on children, Amichai’s poetry also …

Literature

There’s a close association between magnetic systems and certain states of brain activity

Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven for the first time that there is a close relationship between several emerging phenomena …

Neuroscience

Recap: Clinton, Sanders Take Questions in MSNBC Town Hall

Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took the stage Thursday night in town hall-style, question-and-answer sessions to be moderated by NBC News' Chuck Todd and MSNBC anchor Jose Diaz-Balart.<p>Read the highlights and see videos below.<p>18906

America Is Obsessed With Identity. Thanks, Obama?

When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, there was a lot of talk about "The Obama Effect": how the nation's first black president signaled a new era of racial harmony and understanding.<p>That didn't happen. But what did? The Obama family's tenure in the White House has overlapped a revolution in …

Michelle Obama

Fight over gunman's locked iPhone could have big impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate …

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence and Be A Better Leader

<b>We get promoted because of our IQ and we get fired because of our lack of EQ.</b><p>I remember when I was first promoted to a leadership position, I was so proud, and yet I was so unprepared too.<p>It was my technical skills that had gotten me the job, not my leadership skills, as these had barely had the …

Emotional Intelligence

What Barack Obama’s new gun control executive order will, and won’t, do

The US White House issued details about president Barack Obama’s proposed executive order on gun control on Monday (Jan. 4) evening. The measure seeks to make gun sales easier to monitor, and keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and people with criminal records.<p>The proposed executive …

Gun Control

Dead college football player leaves clues of concussions' toll on brain

A 25-year-old former college football player who sustained repeated hits to the head showed signs of brain damage after his death that may offer fresh clues about how concussions impact athletes, U.S. researchers report.<p>The young man had what's known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a …

Sheriff’s deputy arrested in $2 million marijuana bust

The 247 pounds of marijuana and $11,000 in cash found during a drug bust didn’t surprise York County, Pennsylvania police so much as one of the …

Weed 1. DWI Drugs 0: Court Dismisses Case Where Defendant Admits to Smoking 'Weed' Before Driving

A recent case in Suffolk County may have made it more difficult to prosecute driving while intoxicated by drugs, a violation of Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1192(4), also called DWI Drugs. In New York like other states, just as it is illegal to drive while intoxicated by alcohol it is also …

Stephen Batchelor Talks Buddhism in a “Secular Age”

Once an ordained monk, the author’s latest work focuses on bringing Buddhist teachings into the 21st century.<p>What is Buddhism? It’s a simple question, but an unanswerable one, at least on a frozen, bite-size, media-ready level. It’s a question not unlike the koan that <b>Stephen Batchelor</b> pondered back …

This AI expert says that a robot economy will force us to give people unconditional free money

At least, that's what data scientist and artificial intelligence expert Jeremy Howard believes.<p>According to Howard, <b>the pool of displaced workers will just keep growing exponentially, and the solution is to level the playing field.</b><p>Howard delivered this argument in a recent panel discussion held at …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

Singularity

President Obama Says the U.S. Is Safe From an ISIS Attack

President Barack Obama said in an interview with CBS News on Thursday night that the U.S. was safe from a terrorist attack by the hands of the …

Unhappy customer sues Apple after honeymoon photos are wiped from phone

An Apple customer has won a "monumental victory" over the tech company after his photos were wiped<p>A British man is celebrating a victory for the "common man" after successfully suing Apple for accidentally wiping treasured photos from his phone.<p>Deric White said he was devastated after his honeymoon …

Christian Freedom, American Slavery

Perhaps the greatest failure of the modern church has been its inability to portray the biblical view of freedom or liberation. America takes for granted that we are born free, with every right to choose our way of life as we please. Christianity takes for granted that we are born enslaved, with …

Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future

PARIS (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad …

Montel Williams goes to war against “paranoid” GOP “bigotry” and takes Fox News down with it

<b>Montel Williams (Credit: Fox News)</b><p>The Navy vet and talk show host told Salon he still considers himself a conservative, but not a Republican<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>December 1, 2015 5:23pm (UTC)<p>Navy veteran and talk show host Montel Williams wrote an opinion piece for Fox News in which he wondered whether …

Kobe Bryant reveals favorite moment in his career and what's next

The realization came while<p>Kobe Bryantwas meditating.<p>"I don't want to get too Zen-like on you guys, but honestly, sitting in meditation for me, my mind starts drifting," Bryant said Sunday. "It always drifted toward basketball, always, always. It doesn't do that anymore. ... That was one of the …