Lauren Calchera

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Obama on Trump Claiming America Is Weaker Now: ‘Blah Blah, It’s Nonsense’

At a town hall Wednesday night, the president took on the GOP candidate’s statements on Muslim Americans—and batted down his contention that the U.S. …

Amy Schumer is First Woman to Land on Forbes' Highest-Paid Comedians List

Comedy has a new queen.<p>Amy Schumer, 35, nabbed the number four spot on on <i>Forbes</i>' annual ranking of highest-paid comedians making her the first ever woman to appear on the list. After generating a very impressive $17 million in the last year she's certainly giving the boys a run for their money.<p>Over …

Amy Schumer

The schism begins: Trump just drove a GOP congressman to endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson

A Republican member of Congress says he's going to vote for Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson — not Republican nominee Donald Trump — in this fall's presidential election. Retiring Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) told the New York Times on Friday that he was unable to support either Trump or Democratic …

Lena Dunham and cast of Girls back Stanford sexual assault survivor

In a video posted to Twitter, Dunham and co-stars urge support for victims of sexual violence in wake of outcry over sentencing of Brock Turner<p>Lena Dunham and the cast of Girls have lent their support to the “brave survivor” in the Stanford University sexual assault case in a video message calling …

Stanford University

Google's Project Fi gets more coverage through US Cellular

Ever since Google launched Project Fi, you've had to hop between just two networks: Sprint and T-Mobile. But what if you're in an area where one or neither is particularly great? You might have an easier time of things after today. US Cellular has signed up as Project Fi's third partner, giving you …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Apps

Report: Deadbeat America drowning in credit card debt

American taxpayers are quick to criticize the federal government for its ever-increasing national debt, but a new study released Wednesday found …

Personal Finance

Hillary Clinton Has Been the Subject of More Negative Media Coverage Than Any of the Other…

0<p>SHARES<p><i>And the least positive coverage too.</i><p><b>By Lisa Wade</b><p>Hillary Clinton attends the event Equality for Women is Progress for All at the United Nations …

These 3 Tips from the Rich Can Help You Build Wealth

A back-to-basics strategy is your best shot at retirement security.<p>For its recent Insights on Wealth and Worth report, U.S. Trust asked 684 …

Retirement

NASA just gave $100K to a company that wants to steer asteroids toward Earth

Countries around the world are betting big on asteroid mining. Last year, President Obama approved measures to give companies permission to mine and own resources harvested from outer space. Back in May, Luxembourg announced the Prospector-X concept spacecraft, which it plans to launch into Earth's …

The Fidelity app just got an upgrade

Investing just got powerfully simple.<p>Learn, track, and trade anytime, anywhere, with the newly redesigned Fidelity mobile app.<p>Take a tour by scrolling<p>…

Why the Supreme Court Can’t Save Us From 'Religious Liberty'

Religious freedom is all the rage these days. To hear it told by conservative activists, the constitutional promise of each citizen’s free exercise …

Super PAC focused on GOP voters to back U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez

A Republican political consultant on Wednesday said he is working with a super PAC to support Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s campaign against state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris in November.<p>The Democrats were the two Senate candidates who finished in the top two in Tuesday’s primary …

Government

Palestinian gunmen kill 4 Israelis in Tel Aviv, 5 wounded

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinians opened fire near a popular open-air market in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, killing four Israelis and …

Extremism

Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Apple, Samsung Case

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that had favored Apple over Samsung …

Philadelphia could become 1st major US city with soda tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia could soon become the first major U.S. city with a sugary drinks tax after a city council committee voted Wednesday …

San Francisco

Unusual election outcomes are the new normal with California's top-two primary rules

For voters who spent decades – even lifetimes – trying to understand the rules for elections in California, the last four years of a new system have been a jarring jumble of candidates and choices.<p>The seismic shock responsible: an overhaul of the rules for congressional and legislative primaries. …

Government

Senate Votes to Go to Conference on Zika Spending

Democrats brand public health response the fight of the month<p>The Senate agreed by voice vote Wednesday night to join the House in formal negotiations …

Public Health

The State Department is opening an investigation into the mysteriously edited Iran briefing video

During a press briefing, agency spokesman Mark Toner announced that the department had reversed its decision not to investigate who ordered a State Department official to edit out several minutes of a YouTube video of a 2013 briefing that was discovered missing in May.<p>"We're going to continue to …

Rising bill for airport on remote St Helena as opening halted because it is 'too windy' for planes to land

The UK taxpayer faces a rising bill after the planned opening of a new airport on the remote British overseas territory of St Helena was abandoned for safety reasons, the Whitehall spending watchdog has warned.<p>The airport, built with £285 million in funding from the Department for International …

Antidepressants in young people may do more harm than good, warn scientists

The majority of antidepressants do not work on children and teenagers and prescribing them could do more harm than good, a major study in The Lancet has warned.<p>A review of clinical trial evidence found that of 14 antidepressant drugs only one, fluoxetine - marketed as Prozac - was better than …

Depression

Silicon Valley, forget the apps and fix our voting system

Millions of Californians walked into a polling place Tuesday and some of them came out pretty annoyed. The vote-counting machines were broken. Their polling sites opened late or had been moved. They weren't on the voter rolls. Complaints accumulated throughout the day: in polling stations, on …

Silicon Valley

Average NBA player spends per month what most people make in year

Is it any wonder how so many athletes go broke?<p>A personal finance firm given access to the spending habits of 50 NBA players has established that the …

San Francisco