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Uber invests millions to build flying taxis in France

Uber wants to build flying taxis in France.<p>The company announced Thursday that it plans to invest €20 million ($23.4 million) in developing an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft in France over the next five years.<p>It will open a new research and development center in Paris, its first …

Flying Car

Major US news websites are going down in Europe as GDPR goes into effect

The European Union’s new GDPR privacy rules came into effect today, but it seems that some organizations didn’t meet the deadline to comply with the changes. A handful of websites, including those of major news providers, went down in the EU, and they posted notes to readers about the new …

Privacy

Harvey Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct case in Manhattan

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to be charged Friday in New York in connection with sexual misconduct allegations, according to a person familiar with the case.<p>Two sources familiar with the case said Weinstein was expected to surrender to authorities on Friday. The sources said …

Harvey Weinstein

Trump signs the biggest rollback of bank rules since the financial crisis

President Donald Trump signed the biggest rollback of bank regulations since the global financial crisis into law Thursday.<p>The measure designed to …

Victorian Era

Tommy Chong reflects on pot's evolution as he turns 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he'd live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America.<p>He knew when he and partner Cheech Marin pioneered stoner comedy 50 years ago, a time when taunting the establishment with constant reminders that they didn't just …

Cannabis

California's Message To Hospitals: Shape Up Or Lose 'In-Network' Status

Covered California, the state's health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, has devised what could be a powerful new way to hold hospitals accountable for the quality of their care.<p>Starting in less than two years, if the hospitals haven't met certain designated targets for safety …

Health Care

The historically low birthrate, explained in 3 charts

US women are having fewer and fewer babies. In some ways, it’s a sign of progress.<p>American women are having so few babies these days that the fertility rate has hit a historic low, according to stunning provisional data just published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The number of …

Demographics

Congress Holds Hearing Into Sexual Abuse in Olympic Sports

WASHINGTON — In a fiery hearing prompted by the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal in gymnastics, Congress on Wednesday turned a glaring spotlight on the United States Olympic Committee and its failure to ensure the safety of athletes across multiple sports under its watch.<p>At one point, a Congressman …

Gymnastics

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History

Georgia Democrats selected the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States on Tuesday, choosing Stacey Abrams, a liberal former State House leader, who will test just how much the state’s traditionally conservative politics are shifting.<p>By handily defeating …

Government

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

TED Talks

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Make This Easy Grilled Chicken with Avocado for Dinner — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

White House lawn troubles sink in

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> There is a gaping hole in this story: A sinkhole has appeared steps from the entrance to the White House briefing room.<p>Eyewitnesses first saw the sinkhole on the grassy North Lawn on Saturday, following a week of nearly constant rain in Washington. While the hole is behind a …

National Parks

A Personal Trainer Shares the 4 Things You Must Do to Get Stronger

Getting stronger doesn't happen overnight, although that would save us a lot of time and soreness. If your goal is to improve your overall strength, you're going to need to make sure the way you're training is helping you get there. Instead of having you do a billion Google searches, we spoke with …

Exercise

10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Self-help

One-Pan Garlic Chicken & Asparagus Is a Dinner Dream — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Asparagus

American bishop's rousing royal wedding address

African-American preacher Michael Curry invoked the image of Martin Luther King Jr as he brought a flavour of the bride's homeland to the royal …

Royal Weddings

Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

Ad failed to load<p>You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I …

Relationships

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military.<p>Initial estimates put the number killed at Santa Fe High School at eight. (The death toll …

Guns

30 Recipes to Make with a Can of Chickpeas — Recipes from The Kitchn

Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient. You can roast chickpeas and add them to salads, use them as a substitute for croutons in soups, or turn …

Healthy Eating

How To Make the Best Iced Coffee — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Summer is coming and it's going to be hot. The kind of hot that makes you not even want to go outside. The kind of hot that makes you consider a mesh …

Coffee

21 Ways to Eat More Protein for Breakfast

If you've ever left home in the morning with nothing but a piece of buttered toast in your stomach, you know just how important eating protein at …

Nutrition

Three Methods for Perfect Rice on the Stove

Method 1: Simmer and steam long-grain white rice.<p><b>Rinse the rice.</b> Pour the rice into a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under running water until the …

Food Preservation

35 Reasons Why Tonight's Dinner Should Be a Sandwich

Somewhere along the line, the sandwich got defined as lunch food. That's a shame, because if you stuff good bread with enough hearty, flavorful …

Cooking

This Feta Broccoli Pasta Salad Is Your New Weeknight Staple

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions until al dente. Meanwhile, place 3 tablespoons of …

Pasta Salad

The Basics Behind Making Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)<p>Quinoa has come a long way in the last few years — all the way from the back shelves of health food stores to …

Healthy Eating

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

We can think of few things better than walking through the door after a long day and knowing that a home-cooked meal awaits us. And since we don't …

Cooking

Feta-Beet Salad Is the Easy Salad You Need This Summer

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F.<p>Scrub the beets thoroughly, then wrap them loosely in aluminum foil. No need to dry the …

Feta Cheese

Slow Cooker Veggie Burrito Bowls Make Eating Vegetables Easy

Veggie burrito bowls are a one-stop shop, delivering the best part of a burrito — the filling — without the fuss. With the slow cooker, this one-pot …

How To Make Roasted Pork Tenderloin — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

If you're in the mood for a simple dinner of meat and vegetables, but need to shake up your chicken breast (or pork chop) routine, pork tenderloin is …

Cooking