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Amazon Close to Topping Berkshire for Fifth Biggest U.S.-Listed Company by Market Cap

Amazon.com Inc.’s market cap hit $350 billion for the first time this morning, and now sits within striking distance of another marker — becoming the fifth most valuable U.S.-listed company. Amazon’s shares popped following late April’s first-quarter report, and grinded still higher throughout May …

Market Cap

See Inside The Obamas' New House

It's not quite the White House, but with eight bedrooms and 8,200 square feet, it still has plenty of space to stretch out after the president's eight years in office.<p>In late May, we found out that the Obama family is moving to an 8,200-square-foot house they'll be renting in the exclusive Kalorama …

Living Rooms

Feds ban Theranos CEO Holmes from running lab for 2 years

Georgia police: Man called 911 to ambush officer, both wounded in shootout

A man who called 911 to report a car break-in Friday ambushed a south Georgia police officer dispatched to the scene, sparking a shootout in which both the officer and suspect were wounded, authorities said. Both are expected to survive.<p>The shooting in Valdosta, just north of the Georgia-Florida …

Scientists Fit Hundreds of Megabytes of Data onto DNA

The most durable storage in history is in our own bodies.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington, working with Microsoft, have encoded 202 megabytes of data onto synthetic DNA molecules. In a breakthrough for storage, researchers fit more than a hundred books, the Universal Declaration of Human …

Facebook Messenger Is About To Get Encryption And Self-Destructing Conversations

"Secret conversations," Facebook's new messaging feature, offers end-to-end encryption — but not by default.<p>Soon your Facebook Messenger chats be end-to-end encrypted — if you choose to enable the feature. You will also have a way to set a timer for individual messages to disappear after you send …

Privacy

Police found bomb-making materials and a journal with combat tactics at the Dallas shooter's home

The shooter, 25-year-old Micah Johnson, died after an hourslong standoff with police. Johnson has no criminal history and was not on any FBI watch lists, according to a statement the Dallas Police Department released Friday.<p>"Information provided through the course of the investigation, indicates …

Law Enforcement