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Seattle repeals homeless-aid tax after Amazon objects

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark …

ZTE isn't safe yet: Trump will reportedly try to stop Senate bid to kill deal

Senate Democrats and Republicans don't often work together. But they're joining forces to undo a deal that saves Chinese smartphone maker ZTE.<p>Senators plan to add a provision that would ban US suppliers from selling to ZTE to the National Defense Authorization Act, according to The Wall Street …

Charles Schwab: Secular Bull Market to Remain Intact | Investopedia

Volatility is expected to rise in the stock market during the summer, with global geopolitical issues driving headlines. But the secular bull market …

How Big Is The AT&T-Time Warner Ruling? Even These Stocks Are Rallying

A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the <b>AT&T</b> (T) takeover of Time Warner can go ahead without preconditions. That sent Time Warner and a slew of …

S&P 500 erases early plunge and rises to cap frenetic week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks went on another dizzying ride Friday and worked their way back from an early-morning plunge to send the Standard & Poor's …

BlackRock says it's time to take action on guns, may use voting power to influence

The world's largest money manager is breaking its silence on the nation's current gun debate.<p>In a client update outlining its approach to the gun …

Guns

Congressman on tape tells woman he would report her to Capitol Police because she could expose his secret sex life

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the Internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police because she could expose his behavior, according to a recording …

Bill Clinton

Poll: Most Americans say Trump’s behavior ‘not what I expect from a president’

President Donald Trump promised to bring a fresh, outsider approach to the Oval Office, but about 7 in 10 voters nonetheless say the commander in chief’s behavior “is not what I expect from a president,” according to a poll released Thursday.<p>The George Washington University poll found that 71 …

The Web’s Most Toxic Trolls Live in … Vermont? | WIRED

Points of Interest<p>Bellflower, CA<p>Bellflower wins the distinction of being the most unlike its neighbors; while it isn’t the most toxic city in the US, …

The Walking Dead

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

World’s Most Beautiful Kayaking Trips for the Ultimate Adventure

Unspoiled nature, stunning scenery, and an increased heart rate are cravings of the adventure travel lover’s soul, and there are few better ways to …

Kayaking

Where to Buy Inexpensive Hiking Gear

That New Backpack Doesn't Have to Cost Too Much<p>Brand-new hiking gear can cost an arm and a leg, but sometimes it's worth it for the warranty, or just …

This plasma beam lighter can start a fire without a flame

If you’re going out into the wilderness for any significant amount of time—whether you’re tent camping or cabin glamping—you’re going to want to have …

Portable

Americans Say Civility Has Worsened Under Trump; Trust In Institutions Down

As Americans prepare to celebrate the country's 241st birthday, they believe the overall tone and level of civility between Democrats and Republicans in the nation's capital has gotten worse since the election of President Trump last year, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. The same survey …

Republicans

Pay attention: Practice can make your brain better at focusing

A new study examines how expertise changes the brain<p>Practicing paying attention can boost performance on a new task, and change the way the brain processes information, a new study says. This might explain why learning a new skill can start out feeling grueling, but eventually becomes more natural …

Here’s How to Shoot Spectacular Fireworks Photos Next Week on the 4th of July (VIDEO)

If you want to make great images of next week’s 4th of July fireworks festivities it’s important to know what you’re doing before the spectacle …

Photography

Amazon's Prime Day: What to expect this year

Amazon's annual day of deals is just around the corner.<p>On July 10, the site will kick off Prime Day -- the yearly promotion in which Amazon slashes prices on a wide, sometimes comical, variety of items for its Prime membership customers.<p>Prime Day has proved a massive sales day for Amazon. And the …

primeday

The breathing technique that will help you de-stress instantly, no matter where you are

Some mornings you blissfully roll out of bed and wander into a restorative yoga class, and other mornings, you’re a keyed-up ball of anxiety from the …

Yoga

How to take the perfect travel photograph

We asked award-winning photographer and tutor Charlie Waite for tips on snapping pictures that’ll make you proud.<p><b>Choosing your subject</b><p>Avoid photography cliches like the plague – you want to capture an image that nobody has ever seen before. "Whenever you can, take a moment or two to consider the …

Sol Duc Springs, Olympic National Park, Washington

Location<br>Sol Duc Valley is located inside Olympic National Park, Washington State. The lush green valley is situated in the northwestern region of the …

National Parks

Trump calls Comey 'cowardly' and suggests he acted illegally

President Donald Trump on Sunday called former FBI Director James Comey's disclosure of their conversations "cowardly."<p>"I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Trump tweeted Sunday morning, though it was …

Donald Trump

19 photos that show just how stunning US national parks are

The United States is home to some of the most incredible natural sights and wonders in the world — from towering mountains to otherworldly rock formations — and we're grateful the National Park Service honors and preserves many of these unique sights.<p>The agency proudly fosters outdoor exploration …

British pound falls after UK election shock, dollar gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The British pound fell to a seven-week low on Friday after a shock election result cast doubt on Britain’s talks to leave the European Union, but key indices hit fresh record highs before tumbling technology shares drove the Nasdaq and S&P 500 lower.<p>British Prime Minister …

Stock Markets

Mapped: The optimal road trip to see all the US national parks

RANDY OLSON, a Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, is a man who likes to design road trips. He has …

National Parks

Woman Casually Discovers Her $13 Junk-Sale Diamond Ring Is Worth Half a Million Dollars

It was truly a diamond in the rough. Some 30 years ago, a woman in west London uncovered a giant ring at a “car-boot sale” that piqued her fancy. …

Jewelry

Fancy living off-the-grid in a super stylish customised camper van?

Colorado-based company Native Campervans now offers the chance to live fully off-the-grid in nature in an uber-stylish converted van.<p>Dillon Hansen and Jon Moran came up with the idea of a customised van rental business after travelling around New Zealand in a sleeper van for a month. “We fell in …

RVs

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

NVIDIA's first Volta-powered GPU sits in a $149k supercomputer

If you've been waiting for NVIDIA to finally take the lid off of Volta, the next generation of its GPU technology, your day has finally come. Today at its GPU Technology Conference, the company announced the NVIDIA Tesla V100 data center GPU, the first processor to use its seventh-generation …

Woman Forced To Pee In Cup During United Airlines Flight, Was Humiliated By Attendant

A passenger aboard a United Airlines flight claims she was forced to urinate in a cup because attendants told her she couldn't leave her seat with …

The 10 Best Budget Hotels Near National Parks

If you want to visit the beautiful national parks of the United States on a budget, you're welcome to camp at one of the many affordable sites across …