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Hillary Clinton's campaign considered Apple CEO Tim Cook for vice president

John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, sent an email in March discussing a "first cut of people to consider for VP," Gizmodo spotted on Tuesday.<p>"Cheryl, Robby, Jake, Huma, Jennifer and I also did a first cut of people to consider for VP. I have organized names in …


Google in talks with Disney, Fox and CBS to launch online TV channel

Google has signed a deal with CBS to provide channels for its planned online TV service, according to reports, and is in “advanced talks” with Disney and Fox to broadcast their shows too.<p>The big-name deals, first reported by Dow Jones, would be a major boost to Google as it seeks to launch a …

Samsung blocks video of 'GTA V' Galaxy Note 7 bomb mod (updated)

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been the butt of its fair share of internet jokes since it started exploding in September, but it's hard to surpass what one <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> modder did when he turned the phone into an in-game grenade. Apparently, Samsung doesn't think it's very funny, though -- the …

This is the LeEco LeSEE Pro self-driving electric car

The grand unveiling of the LeEco LeSEE Pro electric car didn't go exactly as planned. After a long shaggy dog story involving a car accident, sleepless nights, and Michael Bay, it turns out the car made it to LeEco's grand event. Which meant I had a chance to fight through a literal mob of people …

Autonomous Cars

Colorado Planned Parenthood gunman claims he's been forcibly medicated

A man charged with fatally shooting three people and injuring nine more at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs says he's been forcibly medicated at the state psychiatric hospital.<p>Robert Lewis Dear Jr. made the claim Tuesday while entering a courtroom for a hearing. It wasn't immediately …


Volcanoes on Venus erupted recently, new study suggests

PASADENA, Calif. –Volcanic activity on Venus took place in the recent past, geologically speaking, and may still be happening on the planet today. New research takes a deeper look at one recent eruption on Venus' surface.<p>The Idunn Mons volcano in the southwestern hemisphere of Venus rises 1.6 miles …

San Francisco

US warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' response to any use of nuclear weapons

The US defense secretary, Ash Carter, has warned that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an “overwhelming” US response.<p>He was speaking at the start of talks between the top US and South Korean diplomats and defense officials to discuss their …

North Korea

Australia will not support negotiations to outlaw nuclear weapons

Australia will not support a resolution to begin negotiations to outlaw nuclear weapons, as it grows increasingly isolated from a global disarmament push.<p>A resolution is before the United Nations general assembly to “convene a United Nations conference in 2017, to negotiate a legally binding …

North Korea

European Mars lander's fate unclear, signs 'not good'

DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — The European Space Agency lost contact with an experimental Mars probe shortly before its planned landing on the red planet Wednesday. Scientists said that wasn't a good sign for the Schiaparelli lander, but it was too soon to give up on the craft.<p>ESA successfully put …

European Space Agency