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ISIS fighter was trained by State Department

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An ISIS fighter who calls for jihad in a new online video was trained in counterterrorism tactics on American soil, in a program run by the United States, officials tell CNN.<p>The video features a former police commander from Tajikistan named Col. Gulmurod Khalimov. He appears in …

Jessica Aguilar Ready for Life in the UFC, Wants Immediate Title Shot

Jessica Aguilar knew what her future held from the moment the UFC announced the addition of its strawweight division in early 2014.<p>At the time, she was content in her deal with World Series of Fighting. She wanted to do her job there, but in the back of her mind, she knew the UFC would soon have …

Martial Arts

Why the man behind $2.8 billion Slack says the best thing to happen would be a ‘giant crash’

A lot of Slack's value is derived from its exceptional product, which is drawing in tens of thousands of new users every week. In February, it was adding $1 million in annual recurring revenue every 11 days.<p>But Slack is also the beneficiary of one of the warmest VC markets ever.<p>In fact, Slack CEO …

TSA Chief Out After Agents Fail 95 Percent of Airport Breach Tests

The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration was reassigned Monday after an internal investigation by the Department of Homeland Security found security failures at dozens of the nation's busiest airports. The breaches allowed undercover investigators to smuggle weapons, fake …

ISIS campaign as unpopular as Iraq offensive before 2007 surge

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Americans are as dissatisfied with the U.S. military campaign against ISIS as they were during the Iraq War's least popular days, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Monday.<p>And nearly the same percent of people blame President Barack Obama's policies for the current …

The Great Decoupling: An Interview with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

Machines, it seems, can do almost anything human beings can. Now cars are even starting to drive themselves. What does that mean for business and employment? Will any jobs be left for people? Will machines take over not just low-skilled tasks but high-skilled ones too? If a man and a machine work …

Innovation

Militant attack kills 9 Afghans working for Czech charity

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by a …

Google Photos Reminder: Smile, It’s Free — You’re The Product!

At its I/O developer conference last week Google announced a big revamp of its cloud-based photo sharing and storage product, uncoupling it from the Google+ social network, where usage was inevitably constrained, and sending it winging its way onto the wider web and iOS as a standalone app.<p>Its …

Google Photos

Cam Newton's deal sets bar for Sam Bradford

PHILADELPHIA -- Sam, meet Cam.<p>The news that Cam Newton is close to a new contract with the Carolina Panthers should mean a lot to Sam Bradford and …

Internet pictures can hide code that leaves you open to hacks (update: criticism)

You might want to be more cautious the next time you click on an internet image link sent by a stranger -- much like the pirate cat photo you see above, that adorable picture could be hiding something sinister. Security researcher Saumil Shah has developed a security exploit that uses steganography …

17 Cobblers, Crumbles, Crisps, and Buckles That Make Us Want to Eat All the Berries and Crumbs

With so many berries to choose from, why not make a cobbler, crisp, crumble, or buckle? Here are 18 so good you'll want to dig well below the crumbly top layer and polish off the whole thing.<p><b>When someone shows up to a party with a truly beautiful berry cobbler,</b> crumble, buckle, or crisp, our jaws …

Baking

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

Design

As California drought worsens, experts urge water reforms

As mandatory water restrictions took effect Monday across California, a panel of experts called upon the drought-plagued state to upgrade its water infrastructure and reform its antiquated water rights system.<p>"The reservoirs we built in California over the 20th century were designed for a climate …

The Next Step Toward Possible Conflict in the South China Sea

When discussing the growing conflict over China’s dredging new islands to extend its sovereignty 1,000 miles into the resource-rich South China Sea, …

Ford's Sync 3 connected car platform debuts this summer with the Escape and Fiesta

Announced late last year, Sync 3 is perhaps the biggest departure for Ford's connected car ambitions since it first started putting touchscreens in dashboards — and now, we know when and where you'll be able to get it. The company announced today that Sync 3 will come first to the 2016 Escape …

Microsoft Wraps Its Windows 10 Pitch, Here’s What You Need To Know

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be available on July 29. The date matches prior leaks and promises from the company regarding when the new operating system will touch down. The release schedule also puts Windows 10 into the market before the back-to-school PC sales cycle, and, of …

Windows 10

Chicago Bulls to introduce Fred Hoiberg as head coach Tuesday

The former Iowa State head coach is replacing Tom Thibodeau in Chicago.<p>CBSSports.com's Ken Berger and Gary Parrish reported Monday that the Chicago …

'Helicopter Parenting' Hurts Kids Regardless of Love or Support, Study Says

Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Evan …

Parenting

Report: Heat want Wade to use opt-in clause to go after Durant

Miami and Dwyane Wade are in a contract dispute, and Pat Riley has his eyes on the big picture.<p>The Miami Heat always have huge plans. That fact might …

Supreme Court overturns Facebook threats conviction

The Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man for making violent posts on Facebook in a case that tests the boundaries of free speech on the Internet.<p>The conviction of Anthony D. Elonis was based on the idea that Facebook comments about his ex-wife, former co-workers, …

Apple Preparing Retail Employees for June In-Store Apple Watch Launch

During Apple's most recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook announced plans to begin carrying the Apple Watch in the company's retail stores in late June. Now that we've entered the first week of that month, Apple has begun preparing its retail employees for the in-store launch of the Apple Watch.<p>In a …

Microsoft prices Windows 10 licenses at $119 for Home, $199 for Pro

Microsoft has a grand plan to get its next operating system, Windows 10, running on 1 billion devices in three years -- by giving it away for free. Well, sort of.<p>The software, which Microsoft announced Monday will begin rolling out July 29, will be offered as a free upgrade for all Windows 7 and …

Windows 10

Turkey's Erdogan to sue opposition over golden toilet claim

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president is suing the country's opposition leader for slander for allegedly claiming before a national election that …

Thync's mood-changing wearable arrives for $299

How eager are you to calm down (or psych yourself up) at a moment's notice? If the answer is "enough to buy a fairly expensive gadget," your solution is now within reach. Thync has launched its namesake mood-changing wearable at the hefty price of $299. That's a lot to pay simply to feel different, …

Google unveils a privacy dashboard: All your settings in one place

Google is making it easier for you to control how its services use your personal information.<p>The company rolled out a new "My Account" dashboard …

US airport screenings fail to detect mock weapons in 95% of tests

The US homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, has ordered improved security at airports and reassigned the top Transportation Security Administration official to another role after reports that screenings failed to detect mock explosives and weapons in 95% of tests carried out by undercover …

Fred Hoiberg to Bulls: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

The Chicago Bulls became the most recent NBA team to follow the trend of hiring college basketball coaches. The franchise tabbed Iowa State Cyclones head coach Fred Hoiberg to succeed the departed Tom Thibodeau, the team announced.<p>Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports initially reported the news and …

Oklahoma officials say pastor killed by troopers had shoved one to ground

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday that a man shot and killed by authorities on a flooded highway grabbed a trooper and shoved him to the ground, offering details of the deadly confrontation for the first time since his family questioned the initial police account of the incident.<p>Nehemiah …

One port to rule them all: Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C join forces

TAIPEI -- At Intel's keynote address for Computex 2015 here, Kirk Skaugen, the chip maker's senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, announced that Thunderbolt 3 is set to unify ports with the latest USB Type-C standard.<p>When built into a computer, the new Thunderbolt …