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Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President

JOHANNESBURG — President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, a master tactician who survived a string of corruption scandals and harsh court judgments during his nearly nine-year presidency, agreed on Wednesday night to step down, repudiated by the governing African National Congress Party, threatened by a …

South Africa

Crypto-artwork of a rose sells for $1 million

A piece of crypto-artwork sold for $1 million on Valentine's Day.<p>The digital photo of a red rose sold to a group of 10 collectors who split the cost evenly in cryptocurrency. This is thought to be the highest price ever paid for virtual artwork.<p>The project, called the Forever Rose, was produced by …

The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones

U.S. intelligence agencies have issued a stern warning to Americans: Do not buy smartphones made by Chinese tech companies Huawei or ZTE.<p>Top officials from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday thatthe Chinese …

Surveillance

Porn star who alleged Trump affair: I can now tell my story

NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now …

Snap is trying to lure Instagram advertisers by offering them free ads on Snapchat

Snap is offering hundreds of dollars in free ad credits to advertisers who buy vertical video ads on Instagram.<p>Snap wants to attract new advertisers — specifically, it wants to attract advertisers who are spending money with its biggest competitor, Instagram.<p>To lure them over, Snap is reaching out …

Activision Blizzard Stock Could Jump 21% After Strong Earnings

Thursday's trading session marked another brutal blow to investors, with the S&P 500 falling 3.75% and the Dow tumbling 4.15%. So perhaps it's no …

Winter storm to bring a foot of snow, hundreds of flight cancellations

CHICAGO — A winter storm moving across the Great Lakes that's forecast to drop about a foot of snow in some areas created treacherous driving conditions Friday, closed schools and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights.<p>The National Weather Service issued winter-weather warnings and …

Weather

Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ starting in July

Google sends a nudge toward the unencrypted web<p>Starting in July, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure,” according to a blog post published today by Chrome security product manager Emily Schechter. Chrome currently displays a neutral information icon, but starting with version 68, …

New Mexico Newspaper Apologizes for Cartoon Portraying ‘Dreamers’ as Muggers

ALBUQUERQUE — The editor of one of New Mexico’s leading newspapers, The Albuquerque Journal, issued an apology on Thursday over an editorial cartoon that many people interpreted as a bigoted attack on Hispanics.<p>Prompting outrage from prominent Democrats and Republicans in the state, the cartoon, by …

Immigration

Mattis Promises DREAMers In The Military That The Country They're Fighting For Won't Deport Them

DACA recipients serving in the military will “not be subject to any kind of deportation” even if the program expires next month, Defense Secretary Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday.<p>In a rare assurance to young immigrants serving in the military who were brought to the US illegally …

Lyft names Tesla’s Jon McNeill as chief operating officer

News broke during Tesla’s quarterly earnings call<p>An awkward moment arose during Tesla’s quarterly earnings call Wednesday: while Elon Musk was explaining his company’s plans to ramp up its production of the Model 3, a <i>Bloomberg</i> reporter tweeted that Tesla’s head of global sales, John McNeill, had …

Here's How Bad It Could Get for Tesla Investors If Elon Musk Fails

Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, per the usual, made some big-time promises on the company's future on an earnings call.<p>From calling out the potential for …

George W. Bush: Russia meddled in election

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday said that there is “clear evidence” of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Bush made the …

Why our sun is growing dim

BY 2050, our Sun is expected to be unusually cool.<p>It’s what scientists have termed a ‘grand minimum’ — a particularly low point in what is otherwise …

Quincy Jones Says That Marlon Brando And Richard Pryor Were Lovers, And Pryor’s Widow Has Come Forward To Emphatically Confirm It

Quincy Jones raised eyebrows this week when a brief aside in his wide-ranging and extremely entertaining interview with Vulture revealed that Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando were once lovers. The internet reacted accordingly, questioning the truth in the comment, but Richard Pryor’s widow Jennifer …

McGregor-Mayweather rematch only happens in MMA, says White

Dana White wouldn't say if Floyd Mayweather Jr. will make his Octagon debut in 2018 - after the former boxing champion teased a move to MMA via …

Boxing

Starman has gone dark

Starman and his space Tesla have sent their last selfie from Earth orbit, Elon Musk announced. The car and its mannequin driver (in working SpaceX spacesuit) launched yesterday atop the Falcon Heavy rocket will eventually escape Earth orbit and travel outwards through the solar system — but not in …

A new pill to treat HIV just got approved — and it could shake up a $22 billion market

The FDA just approved a new, once-a-day pill to treat HIV.<p>The pill, made by Gilead Sciences, contains bictegravir, along with emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide, two drugs that are considered the "backbone" of HIV treatments. Of the three treatments contained in the pill, bictegravir is the …

Bermuda becomes first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage

Bermuda has become the first jurisdiction to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the British territory.<p>Bermuda’s governor has signed into law a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry, despite a supreme court …

LGBTQI

Years later, Blagojevich still creates trouble for Democrats

CHICAGO (AP) — The investigation that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to prison is still causing political problems for Democrats, a decade …

'Wolf of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort: Stock Market Volatility Is a Good Thing

Two days off a major market downturn that saw the Dow hand over 1,175 points, the stock market finished lower again on Wednesday. On Thursday, stocks …

The city of Berkeley wants in on the cryptocurrency mania

The city of Berkeley, California is considering launching an initial coin offering (ICO) in a stated effort to reduce its dependence on federal funding. The ICO would raise funds by selling digital coins that would be backed by government municipal bonds, according to <i>Business Insider</i><i>,</i> which spoke …

Apple in Talks With Goldman Sachs Over Potential iPhone Buyer Finance Options

Apple is in talks with its investment bank Goldman Sachs about the possibility of offering customers financial loans when buying Apple products, according to a report by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> on Wednesday.<p>The Wall Street firm is in talks to offer financing to shoppers buying phones, watches and …

Goldman Sachs

Why Centene Is One of Jim Cramer's 'Absolute Favorite Stocks'

Centene (CNC) stock is racing higher Wednesday after the company beat on earnings per share and revenue expectations. Shares are up 2.75% to …

Former Pope Benedict XVI says he is increasingly frail and in last phase of his life

In a rare public statement, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he is becoming increasingly frail but is at peace with the prospect of death.<p>Benedict became the first Pope in 600 years to resign from the Seat of St Peter when he stepped down in February 2013.<p>His papacy was dogged by a series …

Pope Benedict XVI

Sessions calls for 'fresh start' at FBI

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he believes the FBI needs a "fresh start" following FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's decision to step down.<p>"Well, I have believed it was important to have a fresh start at the FBI, and actually, it was in my letter to the President when I …

Donald Trump

How You Can Tell Stocks Are Close to Entering a Vicious Bear Market

Might want to temper your enthusiasm in the wake of the market's sharp rebound off Tuesday's historic beating.<p>According to Bank of America Merrill …

Deepfake pornographic videos banned by Twitter

<b>Twitter is the latest platform to ban a new type of pornographic video that replaces the original actor's face with that of another person.</b><p>The clips, known as deepfakes, typically use the features of female TV personalities, actors and pop singers.<p>Unlike some social networks, Twitter allows …

Asian shares mirror Dow comeback, dollar steady

Asian shares saw a broad rebound on Wednesday, mirroring the bounce-back rally on Wall Street, though gains were in a modest range and most benchmarks gave up some gains after opening sharply higher.<p>Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged as soon as trading began as investors sought bargains, …

Stock Markets

Google clamps down on ticket resale websites

<b>Google's new rules on ticket resale websites have come into force, aiming to help prevent buyers being exploited.</b><p>The internet giant now requires all websites to make clear they are second hand tickets sellers.<p>Any secondary site advertising on Google now has to carry a disclaimer at the top of its …