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Truth in a Post-Truth Era: Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones, Conspiracy Theorist

WASHINGTON — After the body of Jesse Lewis, age 6, was recovered from his classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, his father, Neil Heslin, cradled him for a final time. At the top of Jesse’s forehead was the gunshot wound that ended his life. “It meant a lot to be able to see him,” Mr. Heslin …

Guns

Best DSLR camera 2018: 10 models to suit all budgets

For decades, the DSLR (digital SLR) has been the top choice for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. Whether you're a …

Cameras

Six more Sandy Hook families sue broadcaster Alex Jones

<b>(CNN) —</b> A defamation lawsuit has been filed against broadcaster Alex Jones, along with some of his associates, for saying the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was fake.<p>On Wednesday, families of four students and two educators who died, along with one FBI agent …

Alex Jones

Sorry, NFL owners -- you blew it

<b>(CNN) —</b> By adopting a policy that could fine teams for players on the field who don't stand during the National Anthem, the NFL owners have settled on a highly questionable approach to the issue that President Donald Trump used as a battering ram against the league. And they failed to seize on a …

NFL Owners

Samantha Bee: Trump Has Totally Paid for ‘At Least Half a Dozen Abortions’

The president is “basically an advertisement for birth control,” the ‘Full Frontal’ host said.<p>Samantha Bee began her show this week with a rare bit …

Mike Pence

Vivid Sydney: World's most incredible light festival turns 10

<b>(CNN) —</b> A decade ago, venturing into the central business district of Sydney on a chilly winter night was virtually unheard of.<p>Sydneysiders love to nest, you see, and a drop in temperature is the only excuse needed to stay at home and hibernate.<p>This, coupled with dwindling tourist numbers over the …

Australia

Steven Chu Suggests A New Finish Line For Electric Vehicles

Scientists building a better battery typically strive for lower cost, lower weight or higher energy density, but Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize-winning former Energy Secretary, just emphasized another metric:<p>Charging rate.<p>“If you can put 120 miles in five minutes onto a car, then the game is over,” …

Electric Vehicles

Lisbon Is Thriving. But at What Price for Those Who Live There?

LISBON — Not long ago, Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, was a backwater of Europe. Its historical center was dotted with decrepit and semi-abandoned buildings. Some downtown squares were the domain of prostitutes and drug dealers. The city served as a display case for the devastation of Europe’s debt …

Housing

An Incredible Fossil Just Changed What We Know About The Split of Pangaea

Earth's super-continent lasted longer than we thought.<p>A 130-million-year-old fossil has revealed that the ancient super-continent Pangaea may have …

Paleontology

Photographer Captures Eagle and Fox Fighting Over Rabbit in Midair

Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi was out shooting a few days ago when he witnessed and photographed a crazy sight: a bald eagle and red fox fighting …

National Parks

Salesforce Tower Opens After Transforming San Francisco Skyline

Salesforce.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff formally opened Salesforce Tower, a 1,070-foot ode to the technology industry that’s …

San Francisco

Unpacking Elon Musk’s daylong Twitter rant on unions and US history

Elon Musk had a busy morning fixing Tesla’s Model 3 braking issue and sparring with the Twitterverse today (May 22). A provocative tweet can send Musk off on a tangent. This week was no exception.<p>One of Musk’s tweets showing off the SpaceX crew capsule in a vacuum chamber led, somehow, two days …

Tesla

Google Maps gets ultra-cute cars instead of navigation arrow, but only on iOS

Google has introduced vehicle icons to its Maps app to replace the typical navigation arrow. The company has made a selection of cars available, which you can select when you drive somewhere, but it’s an iOS-exclusive feature right now.<p>Google announced the Maps update in a brief post on its blog …

Google Maps

Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It

Better batteries mean better products. They give us longer-lasting smartphones, anxiety-free electric transport, and potentially, more efficient …

Clean Energy

The Big Disconnect: What happened to Google Fiber in Atlanta?

After three years of stalled promises, Atlanta is fed up. Will we ever get Google’s high-speed internet?<p>Illustration by Wes L Cockx<p>It’s been more …

Google Fiber

Why Are School Shooters Always Described as “Quiet”?

It’s not a new phenomenon.<p>The suspect in Friday’s Santa Fe High School shooting, in which eight students and two teachers were shot dead, had always …

Guns

Do You Count Bar Weight Towards Your Bench Press?

The bench press is an exercise that primarily targets the pectoral muscles. It involves lying on your back on a bench and pressing a barbell up from …

Workouts

Traveling abroad to get an abortion - CNN Video

Ireland has some of the strictest abortion laws in the developed world, prohibiting abortion even in case of rape, incest and fatal fetal abnormality. Here are the stories of three women who traveled abroad to get the procedure.

Developed Countries

Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki dies on eighth Everest attempt

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Japanese climber who lost nearly all his fingers on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to summit the mountain.<p>Nobukazu Kuriki, in his mid-thirties, fell ill and was descending on Monday when his team lost contact with him, his team said on Facebook.<p>"Kuriki stopped responding to radio …

Mountaineering

Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

ATLANTA (AP) — If you want to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur, look no farther than small-town and suburban America.<p>The massacre that killed 10 people at a high school in Texas last week was just the latest to happen in a small or suburban city. Of the 10 deadliest school …

Guns

Africa's green revolution stumbles at Congo project to solve food shortages

DAKAR (Reuters) - In 2014, Democratic Republic of Congo officials trumpeted the launch of a sweeping initiative they said would solve food shortages in one of the world’s poorest countries.<p>The plan: to transform land covering more than 17,900 square kilometers of the central African nation - more …

Africa

A Tibetan Tried to Save His Language. China Handed Him 5 Years in Prison.

BEIJING — A Tibetan businessman who campaigned to preserve his native language from the encroaching dominance of Chinese was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday, after a contentious prosecution based on interviews that he gave to The New York Times.<p>The businessman, Tashi Wangchuk, heard …

China

Fear of Robot Rides Rises Following High-Profile Road Deaths

Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they …

Autonomous Cars

China makes first use of law banning defamation of national heroes

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against an individual accused of insulting a fireman who died in the line of duty, the first such case since the country adopted a law in April that bans the defamation of heroes and martyrs, state media said.<p>President Xi Jinping has …

China

Jemele Hill Named 2018 ‘Journalist of the Year’ by National Association of Black Journalists

Jemele Hill, senior correspondent and columnist for ESPN’s <i>The Undefeated</i>, has been selected as the 2018 journalist of the year by the National …

Journalism

Hike Hut to Hut on the Sunshine Coast — Washington Trails Association

Unlike some popular long-distance trails, such as the Pacific Crest Trail, the Sunshine Coast Trail receives relatively light traffic, which peaks in …

Hiking

Former Seth Rich family spokesman files lawsuit against individuals, media outlet he says defamed him

The Democratic communications consultant who volunteered as the spokesperson for the family of Seth Rich, the slain Democratic National Committee staffer whose unsolved murder became the basis for conspiracy theories, filed a lawsuit on Monday against a media organization and three individuals who …

Seth Rich

The Best Summer Night Gear of 2018

Cool and casual warm-weather gear.<p>Yeti Hondo Base Camp Chair ($299)<p>Nothing beats slipping into a comfy chair after a long day on the move. Made with Yeti’s typical “overbuild it!” philosophy, the Hondo has joints as thick as a car door’s and mesh fabric claimed to withstand 500 pounds. Excessive? …

Clothing

China to Australia: Remove 'colored glasses' to get ties back on track

BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia should remove its "colored glasses" to get relations back on track with major trading partner China, the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi has told his Australian counterpart on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Argentina.<p>Relations between the two …

China

Gallery: Breathtaking aerial photography from a 747 cockpit

At the young age of 34 years old, van Heijst has already logged 8,000 hours of flight time, including 4,000 solely on the 747. Over the years, his …

Photography