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New York Terrorist Attack: Truck Driver Kills Eight in Lower Manhattan

Eight people were killed and about a dozen more were injured Tuesday when a motorist in a rented pickup truck deliberately drove down a bike path in lower Manhattan and mowed down several people before crashing into a school bus. Officials said it was a terrorist attack — the deadliest in New York …

Extremism

‘We are all just mind-boggled:’ scenes from the total solar eclipse of 2017

For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that gathered on its beach was stunned by the sight into an eerie …

Astronomy

Where Harvey Hit Hardest Up and Down the Texas Coast

Over 150,000 properties in Texas have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, based on preliminary estimates by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hurricane Harvey

Amazon officially owns Whole Foods; here are the products that are getting marked down

Amazon has officially sealed the deal with Whole Foods, and the promised price cuts are already hitting grocery stores.<p>Bananas for 49 cents a pound, …

Selling

Who were the Texas church shooting victims?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of them had known each other for years. That's no surprise in a small town like Sutherland Springs, Texas, where lives intersect daily on the street, at school and in church.<p>On Sunday when Devin Kelley walked into the First Baptist Church with an assault rifle, authorities say he took …

Baptist Church

We have abandoned every principle of the free and open internet

The internet we left behind<p>“In a few years, men will be able to communicate more effectively through a machine than face to face.”<p>It was 1968, and J.C.R. Licklider, a director at ARPA, had become convinced that humanity was on the cusp of a computing revolution. In a landmark paper called “The …

Weather offers some help in battle against California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling a devastating California wildfire that now ranks as the state's second-largest on record capitalized on a third straight day of favorable weather conditions on Tuesday as they made greater progress corralling the flames.<p>With the so-called Thomas fire blazing …

Weather

Las Vegas massacre search warrants reveal massive scale of investigation

Newly revealed search warrant records show the massive scale of the investigation that authorities undertook following the Oct. 1 Las Vegas massacre that left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.<p>The information, obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, details the requests authorities made in …

4 winners and 3 losers in the Senate tax bill

Winner: corporations. Loser: charities.<p>The tax bill the Senate passed Friday is a sweeping piece of legislation, transforming the US health care sector, higher education, philanthropy, and, of course, the federal tax code. It’s a major policy change that creates big winners and big losers across …

Why 41 percent of white millennials voted for Trump

In the year since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, many have continued to debate what motivated those who voted for him. We wanted to understand Trump voters among millennials, the generation that will make up the largest share of the voting-eligible population in the …

Demographics