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Alexa devices get deep discounts for Amazon Prime Day

Amazon is deeply discounting its two most popular Alexa devices today, the Echo and Echo Dot, as the retailer’s annual Prime Day sale kicks off. Starting tonight at 6 PM PT, the Echo will receive a 50 percent price cut, making it $89.99, and the Echo Dot will drop by $15, bringing it down to …

Man, 20, linked to search for missing men held on $1M bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 20-year-old linked to the property where the FBI is searching for four missing Pennsylvania men was arrested Monday and held on …

Crime

A strange and beautiful sunset is happening in New York City this week — here's how to see it

Twice each summer, the sun, Earth, and monuments of human industry create a spectacle of light in New York City called "Manhattanhenge."<p>On four days — two before the summer solstice and two after — the sunset aligns perfectly with the city's gridded streets. The phenomenon's name is a portmanteau …

New York City

Putting the Trump-Russia Timeline Into Perspective

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>The bombshell New York Times report from Sunday afternoon might not be the smoking gun in the Trump-Russia 2016 story, but it sure looks close to one. …

This tiny cabin is like a horizontal treehouse

And it only cost $20,000 to build<p>This cabin in the woods of Barryville in the Catskill Mountains of New York is not your ordinary wooden shack. Designed by Manhattan-based architecture firm JacobsChang, the dwelling, called Half-Tree House, appears to float above its sloped site and protrudes as if …

Look back at Mac OS X’s history with 5K versions of all the default wallpapers

Mac OS X / macOS has been a fundamental part of Apple’s modern-day renaissance. Throughout the years, the company has graced each version of its computer operating system with default desktop wallpaper that has ranged from instantly iconic to, well, some really nice pictures of mountains.<p>But most …

This Is How Google Wants to 'Humanize' Artificial Intelligence

Google’s plans a big research project aimed at making artificial intelligence more useful.<p>The search giant debuted an initiative on Monday that …

G20 agenda undermined by the duty of taming Trump

Outside the G20, there were protests in the streets of Hamburg about a group of leaders acting as a closed-door steering committee for the world order. But inside, leaders weren't able to muster anything of the kind.<p>There was no steering, and no global order. Now the chief goal of the Group of 20, …

America Last: How the US is abdicating its global leadership

The shift in US foreign policy since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President has been extraordinary.<p>Trump has shown little patience or interest in …

Global Government Bonds Stabilize After Selloff

Global government bonds strengthened Monday, showing some signs of stabilization after a two-week selloff.<p>The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note settled at 2.371%, compared with Friday's 2.393%, the highest level since May 11. Yields fall as bond prices rise.<p>Government bond yields in …

How Trump Gives Protection A Bad Name

Trump's trade policy is a menace, but not for the reasons many people think.<p>Trump’s brand of protectionism is a menace, but not for the reasons many people think.<p>His fulminations about NAFTA, subsidized Chinese steel, protected Canadian dairy products, and failed Obama-era trade deals, have …