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Trump interviews two more FBI director candidates

President Trump interviewed two more FBI director candidates on Tuesday in what has become a winding search to find a new leader for the nation’s premier law enforcement agency.<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump interviewed John S. Pistole, an FBI veteran and former Transportation …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: this is the Essential Phone

Another stab at making phones modular<p>The Essential Phone, brought to us by the person who created Android, is finally ready for the spotlight. It’s an incredibly audacious and ambitious project, with an outlandish screen and the beginnings of a modular ecosystem.<p>First, the Android phone basics: the …

Mobile Technology

Teen on Portland train: 'They lost their lives because of me and my friend'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As tears streamed down her cheeks, Destinee Mangum, 16, thanked the three strangers who intervened on a Portland light-rail train after a man hurled anti-Muslim slurs at her and her friend who was wearing a hijab.<p>Two of the men were killed. One is in the hospital after the suspect, …

Crime

Following Trump’s trip, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on ‘others.’ She means the U.S.

LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.”<p>It was the toughest review yet of Trump’s trip to Europe, which inflamed …

Geopolitics

Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies.<p>Following Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.<p>The information …

Donald Trump

What is ransomware?

Ransomware attacks are escalating.<p>The technique of using a computer virus to hold data hostage has been around for decades, gaining more notoriety in recent years. But the two massive attacks that spread around the world recently -- one last month and another on Tuesday -- have taken it to a whole …

Ransomware
Autonomous Cars

Asked about health care, Trump trips over his own ignorance

Donald Trump recently noted that he’s been working on health care for most of his presidency, which is true to the extent that he’s tried to push a …

Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in the world

It’s one of the only incubators focused on solar companies – but Powerhouse is part of a larger movement to nurture new companies in the low-carbon future<p>It started with a crowdfunding startup, an investment from Prince, and the idea to help new solar companies tackle business challenges that can …

Startups

3 Cities Prove Climate Action Works

The climate crisis is a problem caused by humans that can be solved by humans. These three cities are proving it.<p>While a lot of media coverage around …

New York City

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times | Inc.com

Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and unexpected moment hits you so hard that everything becomes …

Motivation

U.S. allies shaken by Donald Trump’s wiretap tweets about Obama

Just when U.S. allies around the world from Canada to Europe to Asia were starting to be reassured about Donald Trump's approach to the world, there's a whole new gust of chaos coming from Washington.<p>This weekend's startling political drama of Twitter accusations of wiretaps, then denials, all …

IBM thinks it’s ready to turn quantum computing into an actual business

Today, IBM announced that it is forming “IBM Q,” a new division around its quantum computing research. IBM has been working on quantum computing nearly as long as it’s been an area of study, but the new business unit is a bold indication that it believes its research could be commercialized in the …

Quantum Computing

What I Wish a Financial Planner Had Told Me | Investopedia

I didn’t begin my career as a financial planner. Although I always had an interest in finance, an early opportunity to work in the music industry and …

6 Personal Branding Rules to Being Popular and Profitable

Rule #3: don't tie yourself down with too many rules.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the things that frustrates me to no end is when entrepreneurs strive too hard to build a personal brand or become an influencer before they work on building a company. We go into …

Profit

Kremlin Critic Says Russian Premier, Dmitri Medvedev, Built Property Empire on Graft

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia has built a lavish empire of mansions, country estates, luxury yachts, an Italian vineyard and an 18th-century palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin’s most vocal critic and anticorruption crusader, Aleksei A. Navalny, said in a report published …

Russia

To argue for stricter vetting of immigrants, Trump invokes attacks carried out by U.S. citizens - The Washington Post

Trump evoked the specter of terrorism in defending his decision to “keep out those who would do us harm,” before going on to cite attacks carried out by U.S. citizens or people born here.<p>This follows a pattern: Trump and his aides have repeatedly argued for his travel ban by pointing to attacks …

Immigration

Full text: Trump's address to Congress

<i>President Donald Trump's address to Congress Tuesday as delivered.</i><p>Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America:<p>Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation's path …

Fair Trade

Google calls ‘time’ on the Pixel laptop

In a small meeting with journalists at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Google’s senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh dropped a little bit of news: It looks like the Pixel laptop — Google’s premium Chromebook and the original product bearing the Pixel name — has hit the end …

Android News

After 3 Years, Why Gmail’s End-to-End Encryption Is Still Vapor

Nearly three years have passed since Google announced it would offer an end-to-end encryption add-on for Gmail, a potentially massive shift in the …

The Head of Samsung Is About to Be Charged with Bribery and Embezzlement

South Korea’s special prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday it will charge Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee and four other executives with bribery and …

South Korea

The Bid for Barack and Michelle Obama's Memoirs Has Reportedly Reached $60 Million

The couple is said to be selling their separate books as a package<p>The rights for Barack and Michelle Obama‘s memoirs will sell for at least $60 …

Michelle Obama

Trump, in Optimistic Address, Asks Congress to End ‘Trivial Fights’

WASHINGTON — President Trump, in his first address to a joint session of Congress, defended his tumultuous presidency on Tuesday and said he was eager to reach across party lines and put aside “trivial fights” to help ordinary Americans.<p>He called on Congress to work with him on overhauling health …

Donald Trump

George W. Bush: Free Press 'Indispensable to Democracy'

George W. Bush on Monday broke with President Trump and called the media "indispensable to democracy."<p>In his first in-depth interview since Trump's inauguration, the former president took aim at the current White House occupant's oft repeated claim that the mainstream media is the "enemy of the …

Donald Trump

White House calls for $54B bump in defense spending, sharp domestic cuts

The Trump administration has not said how much money it will ask Congress to spend in total.<p>The White House took its first steps Monday toward what would be a dramatic reshuffling of the $3 trillion-plus federal budget, sending guidance to agencies that calls for a $54 billion increase in defense …

Donald Trump