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Oath Keepers Say They're Defending Ferguson; Others Say They're Not Helping

Ferguson, Mo., officials said Wednesday that the state of emergency in the town will continue at least one more day. Demonstrations that marked the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown along with gunfire that erupted Sunday night led to the emergency declaration. Police say a suspected …

Justice

Donald Trump made one shockingly insightful comment during the first GOP debate

During Thursday night's GOP debate, Donald Trump bragged about how he deliberately gave money to politicians so that he could later get favors from them. He even said that he used donations to get Hillary Clinton to go to his wedding — that his giving left her with "no choice."<p><b>Update:</b> Coverage of …

Donald Trump

Why Tom Brady Will Win If He Sues Roger Goodell And The NFL Over Deflategate

More than a month has passed since New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady appealed the f0ur-game ban handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over his alleged role in Deflategate. While the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has extended a settlement offer to the league office last week, …

NFL

The Future Of War: Soldier Enhancements

Grunts in the field will get a much-needed upgrade<p>Equipment upgrades will give soldiers an advantage on the battlefield of tomorrow.<p>Intelligence<p>Augmented reality combat goggles—such as those being developed by Israeli Defense Forces and for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Tactical Assault …

Military

How Berlin’s Futuristic Airport Became a $6 Billion Embarrassment

The inspectors could hardly believe what they were seeing. Summoned from their headquarters near Munich, the team of logistics, safety, and aviation …

Stream of the Crop

A month-long journey to find the best music-streaming service<p><b>The biggest ongoing</b> problem in my technological life is when, where, and how to easily listen to music. There are two reasons why this is a problem: 1) music is a vital part of my life — I need a steady stream of new tracks and artists to …

Man in Stormtrooper armor walks 650 miles to Comic-Con in tribute to late wife

On June 6, Kevin Doyle set out to walk all the way from Petaluma, California to San Diego in full Stormtrooper armor, in tribute to his late wife Eileen. Today, that journey has hopefully reached its successful end.<p>"He can still hear the inflection of his late wife's voice when she would say to …

San Diego

Inside The World's Slowest Newsroom

Staff at Granma, the official newspaper of Cuba's Communist Party, are facing a new challenge — how to embrace the openness of the internet while still pleasing ruthless censors. Karla Zabludovsky visited its newsroom in Havana to find out.<p>HAVANA — Every couple of months panic hits newsrooms around …

Cuba

Putin Sends Obama an Independence Day Message

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day.<p>Putin said U.S.-Russian relations remained important for solving global …

Russia

The Ten Things You Need to Buy This Summer

From clothing to cooking gear, Bloomberg Pursuits' new Spend section highlights the very best stuff for the season<p><b>3D Illustrations</b> Six & Five …

How World War III became possible - Vox

A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think<p>It was in August 2014 that the real danger began, and that we heard the first warnings of war. That month, unmarked Russian troops covertly invaded eastern Ukraine, where the separatist conflict had grown out of its control. The Russian air …

Your Local Investing Bias Could Cost You

Most investors are (or at least should be) familiar with the concept of "home country bias" -- the natural tendency to be more familiar and …

BMW M235i Review: The Ideal Sport Coupe If You Get the Manual

Here’s an idea: Have a summer fling.<p>Have it with the BMW M235i Coupe. It will be very refreshing. Lord knows you deserve it.<p>I like the $43,000 sports …

6 reasons why Boston is America’s unlikely tech hub

When it comes to tech hubs, many entrepreneurs think they need to be based in Silicon Valley in order to thrive. Others look to tech centers like Silicon Alley or fast-growing Austin to establish their startup. Despite its rich history in technology and innovation, Boston is often a city that gets …

This Is What a $725 Million Texas Ranch Looks Like

The property includes 58 homes and land that spreads throughout six counties.<p>At more than 510,000 acres, the Waggoner ranch in North Texas is among the nation's largest privately owned, contiguous ranches.<p>In fact, it's probably the biggest "behind one fence," according to Bernard Uechtritz with …

BMW’s New 7-Series Debuts Hand-Signal Technology to Regain Edge

To fully appreciate all the features in BMW AG’s revamped 7-Series sedan, drivers will need to be good with their hands.<p>BMW’s top-of-the-line model, …

Luxury Cars

5 Rules for a Vacation that’s Truly Worth It

Photo by Jacob Walti<p>“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

World History

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

How Qatar got so rich so fast

At the same time, Switzerland has announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.<p>Allegedly awful conditions for migrant workers along with 120-degree summers always made Qatar seem like an odd fit for host.<p>With the new investigation and multiple accusations of …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>A handful of the flyest guys on the planet explain how they found their personal style.<p>By The Editors of GQ1 day agoView More<p>Real Life …

Fitness

The 10 most beautiful bicycles of 2015

Detroit Auto Show

I flew a gyrocopter onto the Capitol Lawn to save our democracy

<i>Doug Hughes lives in Ruskin, Fla.</i><p>When I return to Washington for my arraignment in federal court this week, it will be by car, not gyrocopter. My flying days are over, perhaps forever. Accepting responsibility for my actions means I accept their consequences, which I always took seriously. As my …

United States

Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 States

<i>by Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer</i><p>This week, the President will visit South Dakota, marking the 50th state he has visited during …

Patriots lose 2016 1st-round pick, fined $1 million for DeflateGate role

The Patriots will most likely appeal the decision.<p>Following several months of investigation, the NFL moved quickly to punish the Patriots for their role in DeflateGate after the Wells report was released last week. The NFL fined the Patriots $1 million and docked the team a first-round draft pick …

NFL

Back from the USSR: Soviet cars earn another look

In the parking lot of a Starbucks in Edgewater, New Jersey, a suburb across the Hudson River from Manhattan, a huge sedan rolls up and comes to a stop.<p>I tell them, ‘It drives like a 60-year old Russian car.’<p>Its hue, as dark as Darth Vader’s armour, perfectly suits a limousine built in what US …

New Jersey

The 12 Biggest 'Shark Tank' Success Stories

But for those who do get a deal, "Shark Tank" can change the trajectory of their business, turning a fledgling company into a national brand.<p>We asked Carolyn Baumgarten, a writer for Andrew Figgins' fan blog In the Shark Tank, to identify the show's greatest success stories based on sales after …

Riots Just Don't Work

To understand what's happening in Baltimore, let's start from David Simon's interview with the Marshall Project. A former Baltimore reporter and the …