Marsha Neal-Williams

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Aretha Franklin, a Pop Star Who Could Make You See God

“This is a song that a girl took away from me.” That’s Otis Redding onstage at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival introducing “Respect,” which he’d …

Aretha Franklin

Judge rejects request to force Obamacare subsidy payments

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in California denied a request to force the Trump administration to continue to make cost-sharing subsidy payments aimed at helping lower-income individuals afford health care costs under Obamacare.<p>The order is a loss for 18 states and the District of Columbia, which had …

State Supreme Court rules teen cannot be tried by jury in Endia Martin's killing

The teen girl charged with killing 14-year-old Endia Martin in 2014 is not entitled by law to a jury trial in juvenile court, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.<p>Attorneys for the shooting suspect, who was 14 at the time of Endia’s fatal shooting, had requested that a jury decide her …

6 bucket list adventures you can actually afford

Achieving your dreams before you metaphorically kick the bucket shouldn’t have to mean spending your kids’ inheritance in one fell swoop.Sure, a …

Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the …

Benefits of white or whole-grain bread may depend on what lives in your gut

By Tina Hesman Saey<p>Whether standard white bread or an artisanal sourdough loaf is healthier depends on the microbes living in a person’s intestines, a new study suggests.<p>Averaging results from 20 people who ate white and whole-wheat sourdough bread for one week each, researchers found no difference …

Review: In ‘Cars 3,’ Lightning McQueen Faces an Existential Crisis

The conventional reviewers’ wisdom about Pixar’s “Cars” movies is that they are colorful and engaging but hardly as breathtaking as much of the other output from that animation studio. There are some who think Pixar should aim for awe-inspiring every time, because why not? Then there are crankier …

Cars 3

Wonder Woman, Heroine of the Post-Truth Age

The character, created by a man who helped to invent the lie detector, is perfectly at home in a culture contending with weaponized lies.<p>“You mean—you were <i>lying</i>?” Wonder Woman asks Steve Trevor, a hero and a spy, in the new film that takes her name. The Amazon takes a moment to register his …

Game of Thrones trailer explained: The Great War

At the end of the sixth season of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the narrative gameboard of HBO’s hit fantasy series had been radically upended. Longtime …

Game of Thrones

Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn't

Internal surveys show that voters still aren't comfortable with the idea.<p>WASHINGTON ― With President Donald Trump’s approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated …

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

University of Maryland

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was behind the wheel of a car that barreled through crowds of pedestrians in Times Square told police after his arrest that …

Comey, Unsettled by Trump, Is Said to Have Wanted Him Kept at a Distance

WASHINGTON — President Trump called the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Mr. Trump was not personally under investigation, according to two people briefed on the call.<p>Mr. Comey told the president that …

The White House

Besieged at home, Trump sets off for 'do-or-die' foreign trip

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump's crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success.<p>The President embarked on a journey Friday to Saudi Arabia, Israel and global summits in Italy and Belgium, after one of the …

Saudi Arabia

What is obstruction of justice?

CNN legal analyst Danny Cevallos explains what obstruction of justice is.

Obstruction of Justice

Google Has A Fix For One Of Android's Biggest Problems

For years, one of the biggest downsides to owning an Android device was how long it took software updates to arrive. Another was how quickly those updates dried up. Google has been working hard with Android OEMs, chipmakers, and wireless carriers to improve the situation, though, and a …

Here’s how Amazon’s Echo Show works

Amazon just unveiled a brand new Echo device — I would even call it the second generation Amazon Echo. In many ways, it works like the original Amazon Echo. But there’s a screen and a couple of nifty new features.<p>As you can see in Amazon’s own video at the top, the main feature is going to be video …

Associated Press News

The quest to understand chronic fatigue syndrome

For the millions of people afflicted with the debilitating condition of being chronically tired, concrete answers have been in short supply.<p>It was …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Active ingredients in both hot peppers and cannabis calm the gut's immune system

You wouldn't think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according …

U.S. labor market tightening; productivity drops in first quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New applications for U.S. jobless benefits fell sharply last week and the number of Americans on unemployment rolls hit a 17-year low, pointing to a tightening labor market that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.<p>FIEL PHOTO: Job seeker Tony …

Prince Philip to retire from public duties at age of 96

The ‘world’s most experienced plaque unveiler’, the Duke of Edinburgh, will stop his public engagements this summer<p>The Duke of Edinburgh will retire from public engagements in the summer at the age of 96, a decision that Buckingham Palace said had the full support of the Queen.<p>Shortly after the …

Prince Philip

House Republicans to Vote on Health Care on Thursday

Politics News<p>House Republican leaders plan to hold a vote on their health care bill Thursday, sending the strongest signal yet that enough support has been corralled to pass it.<p>Asked whether they had the votes needed to pass the bill, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said …

So Trump Attacked Assad. What Now?

Friday’s strike on Syria was necessary and righteous. Here’s what the White House needs to do next.<p>After six years of committing unrestrained and uninhibited violence against his own population, the regime of Bashar Assad experienced the first pangs of justice early Friday morning Syria time, as 59 …

Move over Nest, U.K.’s Hive Thermostat is making its way stateside

Previous Next<p>1 of 5<p>For British residents, there is something called the Hive Active Heating package. This is a service plan backed by the British Gas …

Water Heater

H-1B Cap Reached And Green Cards Backlogged? Blame Your Smartphone

Hundreds of thousands of employment-based immigrants wait years for their green cards, while once again, in 2017, the H-1B cap for high-skilled professionals was exhausted within the first week. What is the reason for this explosive demand for high-skilled labor in the United States? Blame your …

Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought, study suggests

By Arlene Karidis<p>Nearly four times as many Americans may die of diabetes as indicated on death certificates, a rate that would bump the disease up from the seventh-leading cause of death to No. 3, according to estimates in a recent study.<p>Researchers and advocates say that more-precise figures are …

News

Evidence Suggests Early Exposure to Antibiotics Might Lead to Long-Term Behavioural Changes

The mice showed increased anxiety and aggression.<p>Researchers have found that giving low doses of a common antibiotic to pregnant mice and their …

Microbiology