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U.S. jobless claims fall; impact of hurricanes on data lingers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, but the continued impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the data made it difficult to get a clear picture of the labor market.<p>Job seekers listen to a recruiter at the Colorado …

Economy

AI predicts patients' lifespans as well as a doctor

At some point we've all succumbed to the lure of a terrible online quiz that purportedly tells you how long you will live after asking a set of inane …

Democrats condemn GOP for sticking by Trump

After the Republican nominee brags about sexual assault, anti-Trump forces call for widespread rejection of the celebrity candidate.<p>The problem for Donald Trump’s supporters as they rush for the exit over that 2005 tape of him bragging about sexual harassment and assault: answering why this was …

GoPro LiveVR shows 360-degree view of motorcycle race from rider’s POV

For racing and virtual reality fans, GoPro has a new video that should excite both camps. The video tells the story of professional father-and-son …

Iraqi forces retake Islamic State holdout in Falluja, declare battle over

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Sunday recaptured the last district of Falluja held by Islamic State militants and the commander of the operation declared the battle over following a month of fighting.<p>Iraqi troops reached the city center, an hour’s drive west of Baghdad, last week but …

Counterterrorism

Inside The Tank: Mr. Wonderful On Building Empires

Investing five minutes into reading this [pst may end up being your equivalent to investing in Apple in 1980. I recently sat down with Kevin O'Leary, the entrepreneur, investor, journalist, author, and financial commentator best known as Mr. Wonderful, the honest and sometimes insolent shark on …

Why one photographer decided to fight a patent on online contests

EFF's newest client: "How can you have a patent on a contest? It's not logical."<p>Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) lawyer Daniel Nazer's Sisyphean …

This Is Every Neutral-Lover's Dream Home

A soothing and ethereal space.<p>Designer Barbara Barry knows the power of subtlety. In this Corona del Mar house, she designs with natural and soothing and ethereal tones in mind. Read the interview with the designer here.

The NY Times Is Killing Its Car Section; This Review Is Proof It Shouldn't

This weekend’s Sunday <i>New York Times</i> Automobiles section will be the Gray Lady’s last; the paper has decided—perhaps foolishly—for business reasons to no longer publish what had become, over 20 years, a weekend ritual for those of us in the business and many of you reading this now.<p>The closure hits …

A Wearable Camera That Would Turn Into a Drone and Fly Off Your Wrist

Meet Nixie, a wearable camera concept that flies off your wrist and turns into a remote-controlled quadcopter. It's the bizarre-yet-appealing …