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How to Use Credit Cards to Get Free Airline Tickets – Over and Over Again

By<p>Updated April 12, 2017 4:15 p.m. ET<p>I usually steer clear of personal finance gimmicks, but in one case I make an exception.<p>Credit card sign-up …

Personal Finance

Facebook's fake news problem, explained

News stories are supposed to help ordinary voters understand the world around them. But in the 2016 election, news stories online too often had the opposite effect. Stories rocketed around the internet that were misleading, sloppily reported, or in some cases totally made up.<p>Over the course of …

Barack Obama orders 'full review' of possible Russian hacking in US election

President’s decision to have US intelligence agencies look over evidence comes after unrelenting pressure from Democratic lawmakers to declassify information<p>Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence to review evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after coming under …

Barack Obama

How EpiPen came to symbolize corporate greed

The EpiPen scandal has transformed Mylan Pharmaceuticals and its CEO Heather Bresch into the newest symbols of corporate greed.<p>In the span of just a few weeks, they've gone from little-known players in the vast pharmaceutical industry to the targets of national ridicule over a relentless series of …

Pharma

President Obama’s Historic Trip to Cuba

President Barack Obama traveled to Cuba for a visit rich in symbolism and defined by high expectations for a new era in U.S.-Cuban relations<p>...

Cuba

Republicans keep control of Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans pulled off a political stunner Tuesday night -- running the table down-ballot and keeping control of the House and Senate, CNN projects.<p>In a year when the GOP was almost entirely on defense, the party's incumbents -- many outspent and hobbled by struggling campaigns …

North Carolina

Oakland fire toll at 36; DA promises 'thorough' probe

<b>Oakland, California (CNN) —</b> The search for answers continued Tuesday in Oakland as city, state and federal agencies sifted through wreckage in one of the city's deadliest building fires on record.<p>Bucket by bucket, investigators painstakingly removed debris from inside the …

Alameda County

The Best Black Friday Deals of 2016

Steals and deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart and 13 other retailers.<p>The big retailers launch holiday sales the day after Halloween, and the flow of …

Shopping

Clinton's FBI investigation: What you need to know

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's campaign was jolted when FBI Director James Comey delivered the ultimate October surprise.<p>Eleven days before the 2016 presidential election, Comey announced that the FBI had discovered additional emails and is reviewing them to see whether they are related to …

Government

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

Charlotte police shooting: Family says video is unclear on reported gun

<b>Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) —</b> Relatives of Keith Lamont Scott, after watching two police videos, said they couldn't say what was in his hands when he was shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer.<p>"It is impossible to discern from the videos what, if anything, Mr. Scott is holding in his …

Law Enforcement

The Latest: PM: UN peace fund gets half $300 million needed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):<p>11 p.m.<p>A U.N. fund to help prevent countries from …

Middle East

A New Fight For John Boehner: Defending Newport Cigarettes

The former House Speaker joined the board of Newport-maker Reynolds American, just days after black activists renewed a call for a ban on menthol cigarettes.<p>Days after a coalition of black activists renewed their call for a ban on menthol cigarettes, Newport maker Reynolds American Tobacco has …

Public Health

It’s Science: Readers Live Longer

Today’s your lucky day if you were looking for another reasons to buy more books: Reading may help you live a longer life.<p>According to a study …

Obamacare Now Faces a Huge New Problem in Many States

Nearly a third of U.S. counties will likely be served by only one insurer that participates in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace in 2017, …

China’s richest man, Wanda Group CEO Wang Jianlin, has declared war on Disneyland

China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, wants to make sure the Magic Kingdom doesn’t make any money in China.<p>In an interview with Chinese talk show host Chen Luyu that aired on Aug. 26, the billionaire behind real estate giant Dalian Wanda Group showed off his Beijing headquarters, and shared a vision …

China

Those chip and PIN cards aren't as secure as we thought

Chip and PIN cards and readers are finally rolling out in the United States. Unlike traditional magnetic cards, which use static information to make a transaction, these pieces of plastic create a new key with each purchase, based on a standard by Europay, MasterCard and Visa. That should make …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Detoxing

An explainer on the cleanse craze—and how to do it the healthy way.<p>The detoxing trend, as championed by certain members of the wellness community, is really having a moment: celebrities swear by it, while dietitians view it with a critical eye. As researchers will be quick to tell you, the trendy …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.According a study published in the American College …

Exercise

Plug the Fathom Neural Compute Stick into any USB device to make it smarter

Following on the heels of their announcement a few weeks ago about their FLIR partnership, Movidius is making another pretty significant announcement regarding their Myriad 2 processor. They’ve incorporated it into a new USB device called the <i>Fathom Neural Compute Stick</i>.<p>You can plug the Fathom into …

Facebook unveils “Surround 360” open source VR camera

How can Facebook get more 360-degree video in the News Feed and VR content on Oculus? By inventing its own virtual reality camera from scratch and open sourcing it so people can build their own and start shooting.<p>Today at F8, Facebook revealed the “Surround 360”, a 17-lens 3D VR camera that looks …

Republican debate: 5 things to watch

<b>Houston (CNN) —</b> Everything's bigger in Texas -- and that's true of the stakes at CNN's Republican debate in Houston at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday night, just days before Super Tuesday.<p>Donald Trump will take center stage as the dominant front-runner, with three victories now under his belt. Ted Cruz and …

Government

Iowa Republicans Prepare to Caucus Amid Tight Race Between Trump and Cruz

DES MOINES, Iowa — No more polls, no more speculation, no more spin. On Monday, Iowa voters will finally settle the state’s heated Republican contest.<p>The stakes are high for the candidates and the party, which is engulfed in a bitter civil war heading into caucus night over the race’s current …

Republicans

Saudi Arabia funds and exports Islamic extremism: The truth behind the toxic U.S. relationship with the theocratic monarchy

The little-told history of the U.S.-Saudi “special relationship” is a story of blood, oil & violent fundamentalism<p>"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it." So advised world-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky, one of the most …

Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in Islamic State oil trade

Turkish PM Erdogan had promised to resign if Moscow could prove collusion with Isil<p>Russian military chiefs have publicly accused the Turkish government of funnelling millions of dollars in illicit oil revenues to Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq, in a dramatic escalation of tensions …

Glory of Olympic Send-off for Kobe Bryant Worth the Price of a Few Annoyed Stars

Link to Media<p>It's not the world's decision, but let's be realistic about what the world would want.<p>Kobe Bryant is more beloved around the globe than any of us can even wrap our heads around.<p>If he and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo both want a past-prime Bryant to have one last hurrah …

Basketball

A Swiss email firm gives the green light for hackers to hold the Web to ransom

Today, Swiss secure email firm Protonmail paid hackers nearly $6,000 to stop them crippling its sites, reports the BBC.<p>The site, which provides a free Web based encrypted email service was sent a threatening message demanding 15 Bitcoins in exchange for holding off on a distributed denial of …

Cybersecurity

NWA manager Jerry Heller files $110m Straight Outta Compton libel suit

The former NWA manager Jerry Heller has filed a $110m defamation suit against the makers of rap biopic Straight Outta Compton, claiming the blockbuster drama both portrayed him in a false light and used details without consent from his memoirs.<p>Heller says he never gave permission for his name or …

Rap & Hip-Hop

8 Free Online Courses For People Who Are Never Tired Of Learning