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Google under fire again from Europe’s antitrust regulator over AdSense, comparison shopping

After years of battles in Brussels and beyond, search giant Google has come under yet more fire from antitrust regulators in Europe concerned about the its dominance in online advertising. Today, the European Commission announced that it has sent further Statements of Objections to the company, …

J.P. Morgan Adds to Loan-Loss Reserves for Third Straight Quarter

& Co. added to its loan-loss reserves again in the second quarter, but the bank said its credit quality remained strong and attributed its reserve build partly to loan growth and to troubles at one energy-industry borrower. J.P. Morgan built up its reserves by $275 million in the second quarter — …

Dow Jones

Bank of England Surprises Markets by Keeping Rates on Hold

The Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged on Thursday, wrong-footing many investors who had expected the first cut in more than seven years with Britain's economy reeling from last month's vote to leave the European Union.<p>The BoE said it was likely to deliver stimulus in three weeks' time, …

Bank of England

Theresa May becomes Britain's new leader as Cameron exits

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May entered No. 10 Downing St., on Wednesday as Britain's new prime minister, following a bittersweet exit by David Cameron …

Conservative Party

NASA’s Juno probe beams back its first images from Jupiter’s orbit

Here they are: The first images from Juno's orbit around Jupiter. After a stunning orbital entry on July 4 — the probe, which had been traveling at upward of 125,000 mph, managed to slow down and enter orbit within a second and a centimeter of its target — Juno's instruments are back online.<p>Juno is …

Astronomy

From Ferguson to Dallas: False Narratives Fuel Racial Divisions

During the 2008 presidential election, then-Sen. Barack Obama focused his campaign on stabilizing the economy and introducing his signature healthcare reform bill.<p>Secondary to that, he ran as a racial healer to create a post-racial America. Finally, after 230 years, we elected our first African …

Justice

Sean Hannity Grills Former Miss Alabama For Saying Dallas Gunman Was a ‘Martyr’

Fox News host Sean Hannity absolutely tore into the first black Miss Alabama Tuesday night for calling the Dallas gunman who killed five police officers a “martyr.”<p>Kalyn Champan James first made the controversial comments during a Facebook Live video post, claiming that, while she feels the sniper …

Meet the 9 people who could be Hillary Clinton's running mate

When Hillary Clinton announces her running mate later this month, it will put to rest months of speculation over which direction Clinton wants to take the ticket: the left, the center, somewhere more aggressive, or somewhere more diverse.<p>The presumptive Democratic nominee is widely expected to roll …

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Has Captured Its First Photo Since Arriving at Jupiter

This image taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft is one of the first to be taken by the probe since it entered Jupiter’s orbit last week.<p>It’s not the most …

David Suzuki: The future of hydro in a warming world

People have harnessed energy from moving water for thousands of years. Greeks used various types of water wheels to grind grain in mills more than …

Hydroelectric Power

Harvard Professor's Study on Racial Bias in Police Shootings Reveals Much

A new study on racial bias in in police-related shootings may be shocking – or maybe not. The data has been available for some time. This is just the …

Black Lives Matter

Trump leads Clinton in Florida, Pennsylvania polls | Trump says Ginsburg should resign

Hillary Clinton has lost her lead over Donald Trump in Florida and Pennsylvania and ties the real-estate mogul in Ohio on the eve of the Republican …

Here's What The Sun Looks Like From Every Planet In Our Solar System

Our Solar System is a seriously beautiful place. Whether it’s the pockmarked volcanic surface of Mercury, the dusty crimson plains of Mars, the …

Republicans could be poised for a battle over gay rights at the GOP convention

The Republican party could be poised for a fractious proxy battle over LGBTI rights after activists on the party platform committee announced they had sufficient support to potentially force a vote on the convention floor.<p>Republican supporters of more gay-friendly policies would use a “minority …

LGBTQI

Hillary Clinton's Life Mystifies Americans Who Know Her Well, But Feel Like They Don't

When she was about 14, Hillary Clinton says, she wrote to NASA volunteering for astronaut training.<p>NASA’s reply was simple and definitive: No …

Best Battery Packs For Stealing Free Energy From the Sun

After considering 70 contenders and testing for over 30 hours, we determined that the Anker PowerPort Solar Lite is the best portable solar charger …

Gear & Gadgets

If Black Lives Really Matter To You, Stop Ignoring The Slaughter Of Black Babies

Black Lives Matter is a violent hate group, but that’s not my biggest problem with it.<p>It was born from a lie in Ferguson, Missouri, based on the false testimony of a lying crook who fabricated a story out of thin air. Its first martyr, Michael Brown, was a thug who stole from a local store, …

Black Lives Matter

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick Has All the Right Connections

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>I remember my first USB stick. It was a tiny 16 MB and I would keep my writing projects on it. Nowadays USB sticks are slimmer …

Surveys off Alaska lead to new types of soft-bodied fish

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what's going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands, which separate the Bering Sea from the rest of the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes it's stuff he has to name.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Elizabeth Warren wants the government to study whether Airbnb puts people ‘at risk’

The Massachusetts senator, joined by Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday urging it to examine websites for short-term housing rentals, like Airbnb.<p>The letter details the senators' concern that while …

Global Policy

Pot pains: Why marijuana can become toxic for some

Marijuana is having a moment. The once recreational-use-only drug is now considered by many as a medicine, an anti-nauseant and pain reliever, even …

Cannabis

NASA video feed cut off as mysterious object enters Earth's atmosphere

UFO believers are accusing NASA of cutting the International Space Station's live feed to cover up a mysterious object entering the Earth's …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I …

16 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Boost Your Happiness Almost Instantly (INFOGRAPHIC)

Whether you have five minutes to relax or a year to focus on building lasting habits, here are 16 scientifically-backed ways to boost your happiness …

Turkey is undergoing a 'seismic foreign policy shift' — and it could have 'unprecedented' consequences

In the past month, Turkey has moved to normalize relations with Israel, Russia, and now — according to comments made by Turkey's new prime minister, as well as a Foreign Policy report published Wednesday — with the Assad regime in Syria.<p>"It is our greatest and irrevocable goal: Developing good …

Obama's legacy: The trashing of free speech

No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama. From the White House …

Government

Unity at the Republican convention? Forget about it

Reince Priebus hopes that the convention in Cleveland next week will help unify the GOP.<p>“Given the drama that we’ve had … I think now, more than ever, the role of the convention to assist in the unification of the party is going to be extremely important,” the chairman of the Republican National …

Republicans

The Many Applications of Deep Learning

Yann LeCun of New York University and Facebook gave an overview of deep learning and the many challenges and opportunities it presents to …

Deep Learning

Sure, celebrate Sanders, but let’s also honor Clinton for her historic accomplishment

Sanders deserves praise for his campaign and movement, but so does Clinton for doing what no woman has done before<p>After Tuesday's endorsement of Hillary Clinton effectively brought the campaign of Bernie Sanders to an end, there was a slew of articles celebrating Sanders, the Democratic primary …

The Atlantic Weighs In on George W. Bush Dancing to 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic'

It has come to the attention of our editorial board—a group of august, Harvard-educated, middle-aged Boston Brahmins in tweedy suits sitting at heavy wooden desks and smoking fine pipe tobacco —that there’s a controversy afoot involving “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” To wit, former President …