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Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

Smart Homes

Facebook is asking users worldwide to review their privacy settings

Starting this week, Facebook will begin asking users worldwide to review their privacy settings with a prompt that appears within the Facebook app. The experience will ask you to review how Facebook uses your personal data across a range of products, from ad targeting to facial recognition. This …

Privacy

North Korea said it is ready to talk to U.S. ‘at any time,’ responding to Trump’s cancellation of summit with Kim Jong Un

President Trump’s abrupt decision Thursday to abort a summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left the White House scrambling to explain the outcome to allies amid fears that the collapse of talks would mean a return to heightened tensions between nuclear powers in East Asia.<p>Trump …

North Korea

The White House Says It Has No Idea How The Controversial Religious Leaders Were Involved In The Jerusalem Embassy Opening

Two pastors who spoke at the ceremony have previously made controversial comments about Jews.<p>As Israeli forces shot and killed dozens of Palestinian protesters in what was one of the deadliest days of violence at the Gaza border in years, a high-ranking White House delegation, including Ivanka …

Donald Trump

Melania Trump Just Swaggerjacked Michelle Obama, Again. This Time With Her Stupidly Named ‘Be Best’ Initiative

Back when America was great, and the Wakanda House held a respectable president and first lady, Michelle Obama sat with Oprah Winfrey during the …

Donald Trump

5 lessons Trump's new lawyer could teach him from the Clinton impeachment

<b>(CNN) —</b> With one of former President Bill Clinton's impeachment-era lawyers headed back to the White House, this time to help President Donald Trump cope with Robert Mueller's investigation, it's worth asking: What can Trump learn from the Clinton White House's misadventures?<p>The departure of Trump …

Donald Trump

Three Decades Later, Mystery Numbers Explained

Zeta values seem to connect distant geometric worlds. In a new proof, mathematicians finally explain why.<p>Almost thirty years ago, a group of …

Mathematics

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Physics

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

Astronomy

NASA successfully tested a nuclear reactor that works in space

If space is an ocean, the International Space Station is a raft tethered to the shore. The moon is a nearby island that we’ve visited briefly. To go any further or stay any longer, humanity needs more power.<p>Now, NASA may have the source: A tiny nuclear reactor called KRUSTY, for Kilopower Reactor …

Space Exploration

The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. …

Corruption

Do Democrats Want an Anti-Trump, or Their Own Trump?

Gwen Graham could be Florida’s first female governor and a national leader in her party—but only if earnestness hasn’t gone out of style.<p>If scientists engineered the polar opposite of Donald Trump, a bizarro-world version of the rage-tweeting, fancy-living, drama-stirring mogul-turned-president, …

Common Sense

It's The Hubble Space Telescope's Birthday. Enjoy Amazing Images Of The Lagoon Nebula

This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28th anniversary, and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency are celebrating with a batch of stunning photos of the Lagoon Nebula, in all of its swirling, explosive beauty.<p>The Hubble "has offered a new view of the universe and …

Universe

Comey memos detail his version of meetings with Trump, Priebus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s first chief of staff directly asked then-FBI director James Comey whether federal law enforcement was surveilling Michael Flynn, the national security adviser at the time, Comey documented in a memo after the White House discussion.<p>In that Feb. 8, 2017, …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen’s Raskolnikovian Nightmare Just Got Even Worse

Welcome to your new life, Mikhail.<p>There is a saying in Russian, Пья́ному мо́ре по коле́но, which translates to something like, “to a drunk, the sea is only knee-deep.” When you think about it, that’s a pretty fitting way to describe the oceanic mess into which Thomas M. Cooley Law School alumnus</b> …

Donald Trump

North Korean leader suspends nuclear and missile tests, shuts down test site

TOKYO — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests starting Saturday and that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted.<p>The surprising announcement comes just six days before Kim is set to meet South Korean …

North Korea

What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

NASA's X-Plane is designed to fly at supersonic speeds without the sonic boom

NASA wants to prove that it can fly a plane faster than the speed of sound without blasting American neighborhoods below with sonic booms.<p>Previously, …

As Stormy Daniels tells her story, six conservative Americans debate whether Trump is a role model

Roughly 22 million Americans turned on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night to hear adult-film star Stormy Daniels say that she once spanked President Trump with a magazine that had his face on the cover and then had unprotected sex with him.<p>For many, the interview was the latest in a series of …

Donald Trump

Swamp thing

The vice president’s trusted chief of staff is young, handsome, talented and rich. He’s also got some skeletons.<p>1. ‘I Am Not a Liar’<p>THE CHAOS IN THE WHITE HOUSE was threatening Mike Pence’s chances of ever becoming president, and that was unacceptable. It was the spring of 2017. Special counsel …

Trump administration hits Russian spies, trolls with sanctions over U.S. election interference, cyberattacks

The Trump administration on Thursday imposed fresh sanctions on Russian government hackers and spy agencies to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and for a cyberattack against Ukraine and other countries last year that officials have characterized as “the most …

Russia

Republicans Paralyzed by Pennsylvania Election Stunner

‘I worry about the members who have never had a run-in with a tough environment like this who think they’re in fairly safe seats. They’ll become very …

House Republicans said Russia didn’t try to help Trump win the election. Now they’re backtracking.

Republicans may be bowing to public pressure.<p>Two days ago, the Republican leadership of the House Intelligence Committee made a startling claim: The US intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia tried to help President Trump win the White House was flatly wrong.<p>Now leading GOP members of the …

Donald Trump

These Days At Medieval Times, Queens Rule the Castles

Culture<p>It is by now news to very few people that the princess who lives in the world that you step into when you visit Medieval Times—the almost-35-year-old dinner theater known for chicken legs and jousting knights—has been promoted, or rather, coronated. Princess Catalina is now a queen. The …

Gastineau pleads for Goodell to help him, ailing NFL players

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help him and former players who are dealing with what he …

Football (U.S.)

Ban bump stocks: Justice Department moves to make them illegal to own or sell

The Justice Department moved forward on Saturday with plans to ban bump stock devices and make them illegal to own or sell.<p>The move comes after President Trump signed an executive order that instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to regulate the devices, which help speed up the pace of gunfire …

U.S. Department of Justice

Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law

<b>The National Rifle Association (NRA) is suing Florida after it passed a gun control law in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 people dead.</b><p>Governor Rick Scott, a staunch ally of the gun lobby, enacted the bill, which the NRA says violates the constitution.<p>The law raises the legal age for …

Guns

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015. The Republican governor responded that he made a mistake but committed no …

Corruption

Meet the Glam Squads Behind the Olympic Games

24-hour days, hundreds of haircuts, and a whole lot of lip balm.<p>While Mirai Nagasu was practicing her triple axel and Chloe Kim was perfecting her back-to-back frontside 1080s, Amy Acton and her team were gearing up for a different side of the Olympics. Acton Style Group manages the hair, makeup, …

Summer Olympics

Figure skating: Americans takes bronze in ice dancing, Canada gold

Shibutanis take bronze in 2018 Winter Olympics ice dancing, Canadians top French for gold<p>Thomas O'Toole | USA TODAY Sports<p>Wardrobe malfunction sets stage for Olympic comeback<p>USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers says that the most memorable Olympic performances can sprout from the most embarrassing …

Ice Dancing