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Walmart Expands Its E-Commerce Ambitions With a New Investment Arm

SAN FRANCISCO — The purchase of Jet, an upstart e-commerce venture, for $3.3 billion last summer was meant to give Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, a way to transform its online retail strategy.<p>Now Walmart is expanding its e-commerce ambitions, and it has tapped a Jet executive to help it …

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

Chance the Rapper Donating $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

Chance the Rapper announced on Monday that he will donate $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools Foundation “for arts and enrichment programming.” …

World Baseball Classic 2017: Cuba-Japan start time, live stream info, TV, odds, prediction

The 2017 WBC continues with Cuba vs. Japan on Tuesday morning<p>The 2017 World Baseball Classic is upon us. The tournament began early Monday with Game …

British Woman’s Revolt Against High Heels Becomes a Cause in Parliament

LONDON — When Nicola Thorp was sent home for refusing to wear high heels to her job as a receptionist in London’s financial district, she did not cower in her sensible flats. She got even.<p>Ms. Thorp, an actress, helped spur a popular revolt in Britain after she started a petition calling for a law …

Pollution and Environmental Risks Kill 1.7 Million Children Each Year, WHO Says

Pollution and environmental risks are responsible for 1.7 million deaths of children below the age of five, according to two World Health …

Subway denies Canada report its chicken is half-soy

<b>Subway says a media report claiming its chicken is half soy is "wildly inaccurate".</b><p>The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation claims that an independent DNA analysis found Subway's chicken to contain only about 50% actual chicken.<p>Subway vehemently denies these claims, and says its own lab results found …

SpaceX Just Announced it's Sending Two 'Private Citizens' to the Moon

Space isn't just for astronauts now.<p>Rocket science isn't easy. Ask any engineer. Rocket science isn't cheap. Just ask NASA. Fortunately, in recent …

Skaters lash out at Supreme and Louis Vuitton collaboration

Supreme may have unveiled its MetroCard design last week to mass fanfare, but another of its collaborations is proving to rile the brand’s skater base.<p>Controversy continues to ripple through New York’s Lower East Side skate community following Louis Vuitton’s fall men’s runway show in Paris last …

What's The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread? Now We Know

When it comes to climate change, we often think of the cars we drive and the energy we use in our homes and offices. They are, after all, some of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. But what about the toast you ate for breakfast this morning?<p>A new study published Monday in <i>Nature</i> …

Bangladesh Weakens Longstanding Law Against Underage Marriage

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s Parliament softened its landmark law against underage marriage on Monday, a move that human rights activists say could roll back the country’s decades-long campaign to curtail teenage pregnancy and maternal and infant mortality.<p>A new provision in the Child Marriage …

Truck Driver Leads Overnight Chase After Threatening Trump: Florida Cops

A Rhode Island man in a tractor-trailer led authorities on a chase through two north Florida counties after he called 911 to say he was "headed to Donald Trump with bombs," investigators said.<p>Ausarmaat Rahotep, 37, was being held in the Columbia County, Florida, jail on $20,000 bond Monday on …

Jeff Sessions drops DOJ lawsuit against discriminatory Texas voter ID case, reverses 6 years of litigation

<b>(AP Photo/Molly Riley)</b><p>The Department of Justice plans to abandon its claim that Texas GOP lawmakers targeted voters of color<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>February 27, 2017 9:47pm (UTC)<p>Days after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott paid a personal visit to Vice President Mike Pence's Washington, D.C. home, the …

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Sources: Trump signed off on checking White House staffers' phones

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed off on press secretary Sean Spicer's decision to check aides' cell phones to make certain they weren't communicating with reporters by text message or through encrypted apps, multiple sources confirmed to CNN on Monday.<p>The decision sent a signal …

Naked Juice Will Change Labels After Accusation That They're Misleading

PepsiCo will revise the bottle labels on its Naked Juice brand following a lawsuit claiming that the labels misled consumers about the product’s real …

Sweeping New Trump Administration Rules Put Most Undocumented Immigrants at Risk of Deportation

A sweeping set of memos released Tuesday make clear that the vast majority of undocumented immigrants in the United States are at risk of deportation.<p>…

This "Jeopardy" Contestant Got Brutally Roasted For Guessing Kanye On A Lil Wayne Lyric

The gag is... the answer was in the clue. Poor, Alex.

NASA May Send Astronauts Around The Moon On The First Test Flight Of Its New Spacecraft

NASA is considering launching a living, human crew on the first integrated flight of the new Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft currently …

Proposed ETF would track flowering marijuana market: regulatory filing

(Reuters) - An investment company is making plans to launch what could be the first exchange-traded fund to profit on marijuana.<p>The Emerging AgroSphere ETF would give investors an opportunity to buy a group of companies making prescription drugs using cannabis extracts, selling hemp derivatives and …

Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030

Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to plan for it, according to a large international study.<p>South Koreans are likely to have the highest life expectancy in the world by 2030 and the United …

Could hearing loss be treated with a shot to the ear?

If you've ever been warned about listening to too much loud music, then you may have heard that the sound-processing cells in our inner ear are …

In sports, rules and results matter. That’s increasingly refreshing.

As a sportswriter, I live in a strange place: a realm where facts are still facts. And fans of sports live there, too.<p>How is this possible?<p>Aren’t we living in the well-publicized “post-fact age”? Hardly a week passes when we don’t see more theories on how our Information Age devolved into a …

John Lynch's new job as 49ers GM is a head-scratcher to many

Minutes after news broke Sunday night that the San Francisco 49ers were finalizing a deal to hire John Lynch as their new general manager, my phone …

The Internet Has Lots of Thoughts on This ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Doll of Emma Watson

New and a bit alarming! Disney just released a <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> doll of <b>Emma Watson</b> as Belle in the upcoming live-action film — but the internet …

A Royal-Icing Tutorial: Decorate Christmas Cookies Like a Boss

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>When it comes to an afternoon of bonding with the kids, there's something to be said for living in the moment and letting the frostings fall where they may. At other times, it can be super satisfying to exercise your creativity and treat Christmas cookies like a …

10 Clever Ways to Display All Your Holiday Cards This Year

A little festive creavitiy is all you need.<p>Don't banish all of your cards from family and friends in a container on your counter. Instead, show 'em off proudly with one of these unexpected ideas — from turning them into a wreath to hanging them from gorgeous eucalyptus garland.

How Many Colleges You Should Apply To

See what experts say about how many colleges you should actually apply to.<p>With college acceptance rates at many Ivy League schools bottoming out at 5 and 6%, or even lower like Stanford’s 4.69%, crafting a manageable and realistic list of schools to which to apply can start to sound like equal …

Florida Panthers getting some help

The Panthers are getting some new faces into the lineup with Seth Griffith coming in from Toronto and Nick Bjugstad close to a return after injuring …