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Top North Korean official heads to US for pre-summit talks

BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean official headed to New York on Wednesday for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on the future of Kim's nuclear program, in the North's highest-level mission to the United States in 18 years.<p>Associated Press reporters …

North Korea

China removes limit on foreign automakers; Tesla is poised to benefit quickly

China will let foreign automakers from Volkswagen AG to Ford Motor Co. own more than 50% of local ventures, removing a two-decade restriction and giving a boost to global companies seeking to capture a greater share of the world's largest car market.<p>Electric-car makers such as Tesla Inc. will see …

General Motors

Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries.<p>The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, is also expected to reduce the number of people exposed to radiation …

Concussion

Tesla is connecting 50,000 homes in Australia to create a power grid

The state of South Australia is taking on a revolutionary project to harness solar energy and power 50,000 homes – but instead of using solar cells at a single location, it’s creating a decentralized network across the state, and Tesla is helping out.<p>The idea is to kit out homes with a 5kW solar …

Tesla

Coffee may come with a cancer warning in California

<b>(CNN) —</b> California coffee shops may soon be forced to warn customers about a possible cancer risk linked to their morning jolt of java.<p>The state keeps a list of chemicals it considers possible causes of cancer, and one of them, acrylamide, is created when coffee beans are roasted.<p>A lawsuit first …

Coffee

Orcas can imitate human speech, research reveals

High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name “Amy” is unmistakable. But this isn’t a human cry – it’s the voice of a killer whale called Wikie.<p>New research reveals that orcas are able to imitate human speech, in some cases at the first attempt, saying words such as …

Killer Whales

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

University of California

They Planted Porn in ISIS Propaganda, Just for Starters, Then Sowed Chaos and Confusion in the 'Caliphate'

A small group of Iraqi hackers figured they could do a better job fighting ISIS online than most governments—and they did. And do. With a …

A tunnel collapsed at a North Korean nuclear test site, reportedly killing 200 people

Japan's TV Asahi reports that about 200 North Koreans have died in a tunnel collapse at a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, in North Korea's northeast.<p>In early September, North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test there, detonating a nuclear device under a mountain. Experts have said it …

North Korea

Apple's design chief thinks its about time you put down the iPhone

Speaking at <i>The New Yorker’s</i> annual tech shindig,TechFest, Apple design guru Jony Ive hit us with some hard truth: we’re using our phones too much. Granted, we didn’t need Ive to tell us this: multiple studies have come to the same conclusion, and that conclusion is that smartphones are basically …

'The nail in the coffin': Russia's top cyber firm may have made a 'catastrophic' mistake

Investigators believe that software from Russia's top cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, was involved in a theft of top-secret National Security Agency intelligence outlining how the US hacks its adversaries, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.<p>And depending on what was stolen, the breach …

Kaspersky Lab

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Markets brush aside China rating downgrade

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Wednesday, with investors brushing aside Moody's decision to cut China's debt …

The City

China's new world order: Xi, Putin and others meet for Belt and Road Forum

<b>Belt and Road Forum, Beijing (CNN) —</b> China's leaders are ringing in what they hope is a new world order at a major international conference in Beijing Sunday.<p>The Belt and Road Forum is China's answer to Davos or the G20, centered around the colossal One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative, which …

China

France's new president vows to fortify EU, revamp politics

PARIS (AP) — In ceremonies marked by youthful optimism and old-world Napoleonic pomp, Emmanuel Macron swept into office Sunday as France's new …

France

North Korea says missile could carry large nuclear warhead

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea says the missile it tested Sunday is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead, state media said Monday.<p>The country's leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the launch of the Hwasong-12 missile that reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (1,312 miles) and flew 787 kilometers (489 …

Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity

The components of the global cyberattack that seized hundreds of thousands of computer systems last week may be more complex than originally believed, a Trump administration official said Sunday, and experts warned that the effects of the malicious software could linger for some time.<p>As a new …

Cybersecurity

Types Of Blood: Why AB Negative And Positive Are So Rare

You’ve probably donated blood at least once in your life so, along with free apple juice, the American Red Cross gave you a card identifying your …

‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan — They looked like Afghan Army soldiers returning from the front lines, carrying the bodies of wounded comrades as part of the ruse.<p>Dressed in military uniforms, a squad of 10 Taliban militants drove in two army Ford Ranger trucks past seven checkpoints. They arrived inside …

This is how you make your yoga practice a cardio workout

Obviously yoga has all sorts of benefits—just ask Lena Dunham. But its one drawback (if you can even call it that) is that while you certainly leave …

How America Could Stumble Into War With Iran

A major conflagration, whether intentional or not, is perhaps likelier now than ever.<p><i>Updated on February 10, 2017</i><p>In Donald Trump’s first term there is a serious possibility of a military conflict, whether intentional or inadvertent, between the United States or Israel and Iran. What follows is how …

Middle East

Technology killed manufacturing jobs; trade is what will bring their replacement

Welcome to the new world order. After years of liberalization, globalization is in retreat. Populist political victories and backroom deals to<p>strongarm encourage firms to keep manufacturing jobs at home are our new realities.<p>One could argue the revolt is deserved. Proponents of globalization …

Economics

The do’s and don’ts of protein

You can be really, really clueless about nutrition and weight loss and still know this: Protein is a freakin' saint. It's satiating as heck (bolstering your willpower against nefarious 3 p.m. cupcakes), it keeps your hair lush and leonine, and of course it builds strong muscles (so you can lift …

Charlie Hebdo tribute marks two years of Islamist attacks on France

PARIS (Reuters) - France paid tribute on Thursday to the journalists, police officers and shoppers at a kosher store killed two years ago by Islamist gunmen, the first of a wave of militant attacks that has left more than 230 dead and triggered a state of emergency.<p>On a cold day in Paris, uniformed …

How the USSR’s effort to destroy Islam created a generation of radicals

By Amanda Erickson<p>, Reporter<p>In 1929, Soviet leader Mikhail Kalinin laid out his vision for Central Asia: "teaching the people of the Kirgiz Steppe, the small Uzbek cotton grower, and the Turkmenian gardener the ideals of the Leningrad worker."<p>It was a tall order, especially when it came to …

Central Asia

Inside a family’s geodesic dome home in the Arctic Circle

Solar power helps heat the home’s interior and garden<p>In the winter of 2013, an adventurous Norwegian family moved into a custom glass-enclosed home on the island of Sandhornøya, located in Norway’s Nordland County just above the Arctic Circle. Since then, the Hjertefølgers have thrived in the …

Obama Leaves A Monumental Legacy On LGBTQ Rights

How much will Donald Trump undo?<p><i>This piece is part of a series on Obama’s legacy that The Huffington Post will be publishing over the next week.</i><p>WASHINGTON ― No president in history has done more for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights than Barack Obama.<p>Obama helped lift the ban on …

LGBTQI

Want to Achieve Lifelong Success? An Army Ranger Says You Need This 1 Trait the Most

And I guarantee it's not what you think.<p>Talent is important. So is intelligence. So is experience.<p>But when you want to accomplish something truly challenging, what quality matters most?<p><b>Adaptability.</b><p>But don't just take my word for it. Take the word of someone who really knows: Tyler Grey, an Army …

2 suspects of car bombing die in gun battle near Turkish court

By Erin Cunningham<p>, Middle East reporter<p>Brian Murphy<p>, Reporter<p>ISTANBUL — Militants wielding assault rifles exchanged gunfire with police outside a courthouse in western Turkey on Thursday, killing at least two people and setting off a car bomb in the latest of a string of attacks that have the …

Extremism

Should you really be exercising on an empty stomach to burn more fat?

Establishing an exercise routine as a daily habit can be one of the keys to making sure you stick to your fitness goals.<p>If you’re not fuelling …