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How a reunion with birth parents led to incest and murder-suicide

DOVER, N.Y. — What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly.<p>A …

Crime

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care

Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.<p>As the rest of America mourns the victims of the Parkland, Florida, massacre, President Trump took to Twitter.<p>Not for him the rituals of grief. He is too consumed by rage and …

Donald Trump

Your Amazon Prime monthly plan just got more expensive

People who fear an annual Amazon commitment — get ready to pay the price.<p>On Friday, Amazon will be hiking the price of monthly Prime memberships by …

Tech Trends

Pay-TV Companies Are in Crisis Mode

Investors in traditional TV providers are reeling as companies from AT&T Inc. to Viacom Inc. fail to stop the desertion of customers lured away by …

Pay-TV

Paul Ryan: NFL protests during National Anthem 'misguided'

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan waded into the NFL protest debate Thursday, calling demonstrations during the National Anthem "misguided."<p>"I think it's misguided to protest the anthem or the flag because people don't see it as an issue, as some political issue -- they see it as protesting against …

Protest

New STD cases hit record high in US, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.<p>"Clearly we need to reverse this disturbing trend," …

Public Health

Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?'

It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey town would forget.<p>Early one Monday morning, police and<p>FBIagents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the distinctive …

Brazilian police arrest meatpacking CEO for alleged insider trading

Brazil's police have arrested the boss of the world's largest meatpacking company on suspicion of insidertrading<b>.</b><p>JBS (JBSAY) CEO Wesley Batista was detained on Wednesday after the Brazilian Supreme Court issued a warrant claiming that he sold shares in the firm while negotiating a plea agreement …

Brazil

Samsung Announces Plans for Galaxy Note Smartphone With Bendable Display in 2018

Ahead of the iPhone X unveiling, and the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 on Friday, Samsung today made a few announcements at a press event in Seoul, South Korea. The company said that it aims for the next iteration of the Galaxy Note to be bendable in some capacity, with the goal of launching sometime …

Galaxy Note

Brazil businessman turns himself into police in graft probe

SAO PAULO (AP) — The former chairman of the world's largest meatpacker, whose testimony implicated Brazil's president in corruption, turned himself in to police Sunday after the country's Supreme Court ordered his arrest.<p>Joesley Batista has avoided prosecution under a plea bargain deal in which he …

Brazil

iHome built Alexa into its latest alarm clock

iHome’s fame is built on its old iPod-dock alarm clocks, but the latest iteration of those clocks turns to another major tech product to stand out: Alexa.<p>The new clock from iHome, called the iAVS16, includes a 10-watt speaker, far-field microphones for always-on listening, an LCD display for …

Smart Homes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will help set up '10, 20 years of Marvel movies'

How important are the next <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> film to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? <i>Galactically</i> important, according to director …

Don’t ruin streaming by turning it into cable

Technology was going to free us from cable. It’s right there in the phrase “cord cutting” — a liberation from the bonds of traditional television. This is supposed to be the era of on-demand entertainment, when we don’t have to subscribe to some bloated cable package in order to get the content we …

Televisions

Here's What President Trump Achieved Since His First 100 Days

As President Trump approached his first 100 days in office, he called it a “ridiculous standard,” while House Speaker Paul Ryan said it was too soon …

Donald Trump

Why Trump's Poll Numbers Matter for the 2018 Midterms

<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>Why Trump’s low poll numbers matter for the 2018 midterms<p>WASHINGTON — In the last 12 hours, CNN and CBS have released polls showing President Trump’s …

South Dakota

Justice Department Ordered to Release 1950s Gay 'Purge' Documents

The Justice Department must search for and release historical records pertaining to a “purge” of gay and lesbian federal employees by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under J. Edgar Hoover, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled last week.<p>The documents are related to …

LGBTQI

How Channel 4’s Jay Z and Kanye documentary made Jay seem like a rotter

Despite its entry-grade rap reference title, Channel 4’s new documentary <i>Public Enemies: Jay-Z vs Kanye</i> does succeed in providing an overview of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Donald Trump Hints at Ending Subsidy That Gives Health Care to the Poor

President Donald Trump hinted that he may end a key Affordable Care Act subsidy that makes insurance accessible to poorer Americans, a move that may …

Health Care

Cheap eggs flood US grocery stores

A glut of eggs is putting pressure on suppliers and farmers who are struggling to win back business two years after the worst bout of avian influenza in U.S. history devastated the egg-laying flock.<p>Poultry farms in the U.S. have fully restocked and rebuilt egg supplies since the outbreak but demand …

This Might Be the Wildest Theory About Jay Z's '4:44' Album Title Yet

Jay Z's latest album, much like all the projects that came before it, has been a source of extensive conversation since it was released. <i>4:44</i> saw Jay …

New York City

Never Use Your Vacation Days? This Is Why You Should

Don't forgo that paid time off. You'll come to regret it later on.<p>Americans aren't strangers to working long hours. Not only are we used to putting …

Waze arrives on Android Auto

Eat your heart out, CarPlay<p>For some time now, you’ve been able to click the main “Maps” button on Android Auto and get a screen that lets you select an alternate navigation app. Before today, the only real option there was Google Maps. Now, Waze has launched for Android Auto, so if you prefer it to …

Android News

Boy Scouts of America distances itself from partisan politics after Trump speech

The Boy Scouts of America issued a statement distancing itself from partisan politics after President Donald Trump used his speech at the National Scout Jamboree to criticize former President Barack Obama, his former campaign rival Hillary Clinton, fake news and pundits.<p>“The Boy Scouts of America …

Donald Trump

Frozen in Time: Swiss Couple Just One of Many Findings Revealed by Melting Ice

Two frozen bodies uncovered in the Swiss Alps this week are only the latest secret shrinking glaciers around the world have given up.<p>Ice has entombed — and then returned — numerous objects over the years, ranging in size from dormant bacteria to warplane wreckage.<p>The items are often perfectly …

Mount Everest

The Trump Administration Has Quietly Cut More Than $213 Million From Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

More than 80 organizations will lose Obama-era grants from the US Department of Health and Human Services.<p>Without much warning, the Trump …

Public Health

New Avengers: Infinity War Picture Teases a Magical Team Up

The latest attempt to remake <i>Invasion of the Body Snatchers</i> has found its writer. Fox wants to bring the world of <i>Mega Man</i> to the big screen. T.J. …

Philadelphia Eagles: Over/Under Predictions for 2017 Season

Repeat 7-9 seasons usually don't indicate that a team is improving, but the Philadelphia Eagles are an exception as they enter their second season under the direction of head coach Doug Pederson.<p>While the sub-.500 campaign in 2015, Chip Kelly's final year at the helm, exemplified a serious lack of …

Football (U.S.)

R. Kelly Is Holding Women Against Their Will In A “Cult,” Parents Told Police

As the R&B legend tours the country this summer, parents have told police that R. Kelly is running an abusive "cult" that's tearing families apart. Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle told BuzzFeed News similar stories.<p><b>Backstage at the</b> Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, on …

Crime

Exiting Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Calls Trump White House 'A Disappointment'

Walter Shaub Jr., outgoing director of the Office of Government Ethics, says there's a new normal for ethics in the Trump administration.<p>"Even when we're not talking strictly about violations, we're talking about abandoning the norms and ethical traditions of the executive branch that have made our …

Donald Trump