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Startup Wants to Put Self-Driving Big Rigs on U.S. Highways

Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel.<p>To many, that might seem a frightening idea. But Anthony Levandowski, a robot-loving engineer who helped steer Google's self-driving technology, is convinced autonomous big rigs will …

There’s probably poop in your burger

There’s nothing like biting into a big, juicy burger — unless you’re getting your beef with a side of nasty bacteria.<p>In a recent study by <i>Consumer</i> …

BBQ

Google's Parent Company Alphabet Wants to Build a New City From the Ground Up

The ultra-connected digital metropolis would be built in a location somewhere in the U.S.<p>New York. Portland. San Francisco. Seattle. The debate rages on about the most innovative city in America. But if Google parent company Alphabet has its way, there soon may be a new contender.<p>Sidewalk Labs, …

Smart Cities

Super Bowl Recipes: 10 Most Searched for Dishes on Google - Great Ideas : People.com

Before you place an order for food delivery on Super Bowl Sunday after coming to the conclusion that your once-prized cheese dip has grown lackluster …

TRUMP: If I'm president, 'Christianity will have power' in the US

Last December, the Republican presidential front-runner ignited a national firestorm by proposing to suspend all Muslim immigration and tourist travel into the US.<p>"If I said that about Christians, and if I said 'banned,' I'm telling you I would have had less difficulty," Trump said Saturday. "And …

Foreigners attacked in Cologne after mass sexual assaults

BERLIN — Six men from Pakistan and a Syrian man were attacked in central Cologne late Sunday as tensions in Germany escalated following mass sexual assaults on New Year's Eve.<p>While police have not established a connection between Sunday's attacks and the assaults in Cologne and other German cities, …

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Reports: ISIS fighter executes his own mother

Already notorious for its public and gruesome executions, a member of the Islamic State killed his own mother in front of a crowd in Syria this week after she tried to get him to leave the terrorist organization, according to reports.<p>The man, identified as Ali Saqr, 21, executed her in front of …

Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher Donated $1 Million To Syrian Refugees

The donation could "save thousands of lives," Save The Children CEO Justin Forsynth said.<p>Actors Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher are donating $1 million dollars to help Syrian children and refugees, charity officials announced Sunday.<p><i>Borat</i> star Cohen, 44, and his Australian wife Fisher, 39, known …

UK claims its spying bill will protect you from cyberbullies

When politicians want approval for controversial security measures, they sometimes like to lean on insecurities about your kids' safety -- the "won't somebody think of the children?" trope is so common that it became a joke in <i>The Simpsons</i>. And the British government isn't above using that tactic to …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 8 hours ago<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 1 day ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pu Zhiqiang given three-year suspended sentence

Free speech champion found guilty of ‘inciting ethnic hatred’ is released into some form of house arrest after unexpected ruling<p>The Chinese free speech champion Pu Zhiqiang is preparing to spend his first night out of detention in more than 18 months after being unexpectedly released by a Communist …

Fearing pollution, Chinese families build 'bubbles' at home

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Liu Nanfeng has five air purifiers, two air quality monitors and a water purification system in his Beijing apartment. He buys organic. But still he worries for his 2-year-old daughter’s health.<p>Jiang Zhen's wife Zhang Fang fetches water from a mineral water tank, on the second …

China

Five questions about today’s winter solstice, answered

The longest night of the year and how it works.<p><i>Note: This article was originally written in 2015. It has been updated with the latest info.</i><p>1. When is the 2017 winter solstice, <i>exactly</i>?<p>Pretty much right (<i>looks at watch</i>) now. The winter solstice always occurs when the sun is right smack dab on top of …

Why Jet.com says it's got a 'smarter way' for you to shop online

"He's a smart guy and he knows Amazon's playbook...but he's signing up for a difficult objective."<p>Sucharita Mulpuru, Forrester analyst<p>"We're basically transparently showing customers how much they can save by shopping in a smarter way."<p>Marc Lore

New Jersey

Bodies of two children found in storage unit

Two people already charged with felony child abuse, torture and mayhem could also face murder charges after two children were found dead in a northern California storage unit, police in the city of Redding said. CNN affiliate KSBW has more.

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New York Giants Player Nat Berhe Writes Emotional Essay Honoring Cousin Killed in San Bernardino Shooting

New York Giants safety Nat Berhe was “paralyzed with grief” when he learned that his cousin died in the San Bernardino mass shooting.<p>The NFL player …

Microsoft Band 2 gets new music controls and activity reminders

If you own one of Microsoft's latest wearable, the Band 2, today is good day. The company has revealed a few fresh features for the device, designed to make it smarter and more functional. For starters, there are new music controls, which will let you play, pause or skip music tracks directly from …

Believe in Jesus, Fury says as gay comment row grows

LONDON (Reuters) - New world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury turned to divine inspiration on Wednesday to answer his growing number of critics after days of courting controversy over his comments about women and homosexuality.<p>Boxing - Tyson Fury - WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Champion …

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