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Dutch agencies provide crucial intel about Russia's interference in US-elections

Hackers from the Dutch intelligence service AIVD have provided the FBI with crucial information about Russian interference with the American …

Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up …

Donald Trump

The Russia investigation’s spectacular accumulation of lies

I spent part of my convalescence from a recent illness reading some of the comprehensive timelines of the Russia investigation (which indicates, I suppose, a sickness of another sort). One, compiled by Politico, runs to nearly 12,000 words — an almost book-length account of stupidity, cynicism, …

Donald Trump

An Old Colonel Looks at General Kelly

By Col. Robert Killebrew, U.S. Army (Ret.)<br>Best Defense guest columnist<p>A thousand years ago when I was about to begin my military career, a wise old …

Did you get that 'free cruise' robocall? You may be eligible for $900

There may be a bright side if you received one of those annoying robocalls offering a free cruise. Turns out, you may be eligible for up to $900.<p>That’s because a judge in Chicago recently approved a settlement that mandates Resort Marketing Group and Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise …

Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make It Unbearable.

For years, Marcy Sherman-Lewis went to a beauty salon in St. Joseph, Mo., every few weeks for a haircut and highlights.<p>It had become something of an ordeal to prepare her husband, Gene Lewis, for this outing; he has Alzheimer’s disease, at 79, and helping him shower and dress, insert hearing aids …

SAM robot headed for assisted-living facilities to keep an eye on granny (Tomorrow Daily 403 show notes)

With elderly populations booming and long-term care facilities understaffed, SAM aims to take some of the non-medical burden off providers' plates.<p>Our population is getting older, and with that comes all sorts of challenges for medical providers, including a lack of staff to look after seniors in …

Egyptian Billionaire Contacts Owners To Buy an Island for Refugees

An Egyptian billionaire has contacted the owners of two islands to buy a Greek island to provide housing and jobs for the refugees and migrants that …

Branto allows you to monitor your home, control your smart appliances and more

Branto has been in the making since late 2011. While we were geeking out over dual-core processors, these guys were already thinking about making what seems to be one of the most full-featured smart home products in existence. Branto really does it all, and now you can put your name to one of these …

Home Automation

11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

Alanis Morissette

The Sounds Of Alzheimer's

THE SOUNDS OF ALZHEIMER'S<p>I sit in the darkness of the early morning enjoying the peacefulness of "me" time. It's blessedly quiet because it's 4:30 a.m. I just sent hubby out the door to work and I have about four hours of time left that I can hear ticking off of the old clock by my desk. I have my …

Wingnuts sound the alarm: Obama’s immigration action could result in “ethnic cleansing” of whites

The far right is in full-on meltdown mode following the president’s executive amnesty order<p>Broad swaths of the far right reacted with outrage and accusations of looming dictatorship to President Obama’s announcement last night of unilateral moves to allow some 5 million undocumented immigrants to …

Paul Ryan’s stunning hypocrisy: The little-noticed way the GOP proved it’s full of it

GOP’s still banging the “Grubergate” drum — but an under-the-radar push from Ryan shows they don’t mean a word<p>As a general rule, I try not to write about hypocrisy in politics. It’s such a constant, such a fact of life, that it can feel a bit like complaining about traffic or the weather.<p>But just …

Possible link between general anesthesia and dementia

Surgery no matter how routine a procedure always has its risks, whether from the condition being treated or the process itself, but scientists have …

Medicine

ISIS forces launch multiple attacks on Kurdish territory in Iraq, officials say

ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for territory.<p>ISIS also launched attacks against Mosul Dam, a strategic prize, and also renewed …

Apple Pay setup step-by-step: It’s unsurprisingly easy and fast

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit<p>Now that iOS 8.1 is available, it’s time to spend more money using Apple Pay. After updating my iPhone 6 …

FinTech