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Kavanaugh accuser commits to hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached agreement for a public hearing Thursday, as talks continued to resolve additional details ahead of the high-stakes showdown.<p>Ford committed to an …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Hackers have planted credit card stealing malware on local government payment sites

Security firm FireEye has confirmed that a widely used web payment portal used to pay for local government services, like utilities and permits, has been targeted by hackers.<p>Hackers have broken into self-hosted Click2Gov servers operated by local governments across the US, likely using a …

City Politics

After 'major escalation' in US-China trade war, what happens next?

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> The trade war between the United States and China just got a lot bigger after both sides announced their broadest waves of tariffs yet.<p>The latest exchange of fire means the two economic superpowers will soon have imposed tariffs on more than $360 billion of goods. And analysts say …

Tariffs

iOS 12 review: the fixes are in

Apple’s latest mobile OS update focuses on making things work, instead of adding new features<p>iOS 12 is officially available today, after months of betas both for developers and the general public, following its announcement at WWDC in June. And as is the case with Apple’s iOS updates, it’s coming …

iOS

Death toll rises to at least 11, officials say, as some areas grapple with intense flooding due to Carolinas storm

<i>Follow Sunday’s updates here:</i> <b>Several deaths reported as storm slogs across Carolinas</b><p>Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. The storm has been linked to several deaths, according to officials. Some areas are …

North Carolina

Tropical Storm Florence, 'An Uninvited Brute,' Brings Floods, And At Least 5 Deaths

<b>Updated at 5:20 a.m. ET Saturday</b><p>Tropical Storm Florence is still a slow-moving giant that poses danger to people in North and South Carolina, as its storm surge and intense rains bring high floodwaters to towns both on the coast and inland.<p>The storm has been linked to at least five deaths, a toll …

North Carolina

Melinda Gates: Why I’m betting on diversity

To change the world, it helps to get capital into the hands of people who have a different vision for it. A few years ago, I began quietly investing in “nontraditional” venture capital funds—”nontraditional,” of course, being industry parlance for a fund that isn’t completely overindexed on …

Women's News

'60 Minutes' producer Jeff Fager fired after sending CBS reporter 'unacceptable' message

Jeff Fager, the veteran executive producer of "60 Minutes," was fired on Wednesday amid accusations of inappropriate conduct at the acclaimed newsmagazine.<p>"Jeff Fager is leaving the company effective immediately," CBS News president David Rhodes said in a memo to staffers on Wednesday.<p>The …

Jeff Fager

Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

<b>(CNN) —</b> The rain turned sideways Thursday, rivers swelled and floodwaters began to fill streets, as massive Hurricane Florence trudged toward North Carolina.<p>Florence is now a Category 1 storm with a 10-foot storm surge, according to the National Weather Service.<p>The storm's outer bands lashed towns …

Floods

10 small habits that have a huge return on life

Over the years, I’ve adopted many different “positive” habits.<p>To me, a habit is positive when it improves the quality of my life. A lot has been …

Scientists discover three new sea creatures in depths of the Pacific Ocean

In their latest trip to the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest points in the Pacific Ocean, a team of scientists repeatedly lowered a device called a deep-sea lander overboard and watched as it sank into the cold, dark waters.<p>The lander — essentially a high-tech trap outfitted with bait, monitors …

Animals

JP Morgan commits $500 million to boost growth in cities around the world

J.P. Morgan Chase pledged $500 million for a new program to boost economic growth in cities around the world.<br>The bank, led by CEO Jamie Dimon, is …

Jamie Dimon

FDA threatens stores that sell Juul and flavored e-cigarettes to kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The head of the US Food and Drug Administration took aim Wednesday at Juul and other e-cigarette manufacturers, warning that they must show in the next two months how they'll keep the devices out of the hands of young people.<p>Noting an "epidemic" surge in teen use of e-cigarettes, FDA …

eCigarettes

Tim Armstrong to depart as CEO of Verizon's Oath

Verizon's head of media and advertising Tim Armstrong will leave at the end of the year, the company announced Wednesday. CNBC reported Armstrong was …

Verizon

9/11: 'A gray cloud of debris rolled violently toward us...'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three-hundred and forty-one New York City firefighters. Twenty-three New York City police officers. Thirty-seven Port Authority police officers. Three court officers. Two EMS workers. Thousands of innocent civilians. Numbers alone, of course, cannot do them justice.<p>A whole portrait of …

World Trade Center

Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in jail for lying to FBI in Mueller probe

Russia Investigation<p>WASHINGTON — The man whose boozy conversation with a diplomat may have launched the federal government's investigation into Russian election interference was sentenced Friday to 14 days in jail and one year of supervised release for lying to the FBI.<p>The defendant, George …

Donald Trump

Nike’s Big Gamble on Colin Kaepernick

For the past two years, Nike has kept Colin Kaepernick on the bench despite an endorsement partnership that dates back to 2011. In 2016, Kaepernick …

Sexual Harassment

Google’s Chrome browser is now 10 years old

A lot has changed in a decade<p>Google first released its Chrome browser 10 years ago today. Marketed as a “fresh take on the browser,” Chrome debuted with a web comic from Google to mark the company’s first web browser. It was originally launched as a Windows-only beta app before making its way to …

Google

Amazon Hits $1,000,000,000,000 in Value, Following Apple

SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple’s market value crossed a trillion dollars last month, the reason was simple: It makes devices that a lot of people are willing to spend a lot of money on.<p>Now Amazon has become the second American company to cross that once-unimaginable line. Its shares rose as high as …

Wall Street

John McCain's final resting place at U.S. Naval Academy a reminder of his service to the country

<i>Correction & clarification: An earlier version of this story has been updated to note that during the ceremony, four fighter jets flew overhead in the traditional "missing man" formation to honor Sen. John McCain, a former fighter pilot.</i><p>ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Sen. John McCain was laid to rest at the …

U.S. Naval Academy

Israel praises US halt to Palestinian refugee aid; PLO slams the move

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Israel on Saturday praised the United States' decision to end funding for the UN agency responsible for providing education, health care and other services to Palestinian refugees, while Palestinian officials said the move threatened peace in the region.<p>"Israel welcomes the …

News

Trade talks with Canada will restart next week as Trump seeks a deal in 90 days

Trade talks between the United States and Canada will kick off again Wednesday after the two sides ended Friday's tense negotiations without a …

Donald Trump

The Periodic Table of Technology Lays Out Which Advances Are Coming Next

Pretty much everybody learns the periodic table of the elements in school (or, in the case of this writer, tries and fails to learn the periodic …

Periodic Table

10 Best Pictures of the Day 8.31.18

Aretha Franklin

Microsoft will require suppliers to offer paid parental leave

In a move that could prompt more companies to offer paid parental leave, Microsoft is announcing today that it will require all of its U.S.-based …

Washington State

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p><i>Updated and corrected on September 7, 2018</i><p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport …

Extinction

Apple announces next iPhone event for September 12: ‘Gather round’

It’s official: Apple will hold its next big event on September 12 at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. Apple issued media invites with the tagline ‘Gather round’ as a teaser today. While three new flagship iPhones and a redesigned Apple Watch are expected to be the star of the show, there are a lot …

Apple Watch

Trump teases about successor to White House counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after announcing the departure of his White House counsel, President Donald Trump teased Thursday that he's excited about his choice for a replacement but isn't ready to share his new lawyer's name.<p>Trump said Wednesday on Twitter that Don McGahn will leave in the fall. He …

Donald Trump

Stormy Daniels Isn’t Backing Down

BY THE TIME I knock on the door of Stormy Daniels’s room at the Roger Smith Hotel, a drab brown-brick tower in east midtown, she’s been holed up in New York for 24 hours, waiting to talk to prosecutors in the criminal investigation into President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Lately, if …

Fashion Shows

Trump announces separate U.S.-Mexico trade agreement, instead of NAFTA, but says Canada may join later

The Trump administration said Monday that it had reached a new, 16-year trade deal with Mexico, setting in motion a rapid chain of events that could redraw the world’s largest trade agreement.<p>The ultimate scope of the deal could hinge on whether Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, after months …

The White House