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These Chinese facial recognition glasses are a dystopian nightmare come true

Chinese officials recently showed off the latest tool in their already impressive surveillance arsenal: facial recognition eyeglasses. Each set is equipped with bleeding edge optics and advanced facial recognition algorithms capable of pinpointing a single fugitive in even the most crowded of …

How A Corporate Mom's Love of Stilettos Inspired a $3-Million, One-Person Business

Working in corporate America for 15 years, Abby Walker, 40, had plenty of opportunities to indulge her passion for shoes. “I wore high heels every single day,” recalls Walker. Although she was juggling a career in communications and marketing with raising two children, now ages 6 and 8, Walker …

High Heels

Kabul attack: Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital

<b>A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, officials say.</b><p>Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint in a secure zone, home to government offices and foreign embassies.<p>The Taliban have said …

Afghanistan

Deaths of Billionaire Toronto Couple Were Homicides, Police Say

TORONTO — The mysterious double deaths of a billionaire generic drug magnate and his philanthropist wife grew stranger still on Friday.<p>Six weeks after the bodies of Barry and Honey Sherman were found hanging in the basement of their mansion, the Toronto Police confirmed what the couple’s friends …

Murder-suicide

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, we’re eagerly anticipating the flood of new 2018 books ― and the …

Books

The Killer-Nanny Novel That Conquered France

Leïla Slimani’s best-seller explores the dark relationship of a mother and her babysitter.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A year ago, I picked up a book, “Chanson Douce,” that I’ve thought about pretty much every day since. I was …

Literature

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

John Mayer wonders if Nicki Minaj would like him. Her response leaves him speechless.

John Mayer is known for his master guitar skills. Hopefully, he can also play some super bass.<p>On Friday, the musician tweeted, “I spend an inordinate …

The infant mortality problem by race and geography

Babies with black mothers die twice as often as babies with white or Hispanic mothers, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and …

Geography

Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s embrace of the country’s racially charged past has thrown the Republican Party into crisis, dividing his core supporters who have urged him on from the political leaders who fear that he is leading them down a perilous and shortsighted path.<p>The divisions played out in …

Rights & Freedoms

The Border Crackdown is Forcing Migrants to Become Mexican Cartel Slaves

Mexico’s cartels are diversifying their portfolio by preying on desperate migrants, and may be harvesting organs from children for the U.S. black …

Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide gets 15 months in jail

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to "get back in" a truck filled with toxic gas was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter.<p>Michelle Carter was convicted in …

Crime

Donald Trump got $1.6bn from US taxpayers for wall Mexico’s meant to pay for

<b>Remember that wall Donald Trump wanted to build along the Mexican border?</b><p>Well it looks like it’s finally happening, but the Mexicans are not paying …

Michael Kors to Buy Jimmy Choo in $1.2 Billion Deal

LONDON — Michael Kors has picked out some new shoes to go with its handbags.<p>On Tuesday, Michael Kors Holdings said it had agreed to buy the shoe company Jimmy Choo for 896 million pounds, or about $1.2 billion, the latest push by an American high-end fashion house to find new sources of growth and …

Michael Kors

We Asked a Doctor Whether Your Hair, Skin, and Nail Pills Actually Work

<i>This article originally appeared on SheKnows. For more stories like this, visit sheknows.com.</i><p>It seems like everywhere you turn on Instagram nowadays, …

Wellness

Japan's 'Black Widow' confesses to killing fourth man

Chisako Kakehi, on trial for murdering three men, tells judges she also poisoned last partner in 2013 then retracts confession<p>A former millionaire nicknamed the “Black Widow” over the untimely deaths of her lovers admitted poisoning her last partner at her trial this week in a multiple murder case …

Crime

Olympic Medal, Earned; Glory, Denied; Future, Uncertain

EUGENE, Ore. — To watch as Chaunté Lowe took her high jumps at the Prefontaine Classic here in late May was to see a great athlete with a busted wing. She was 33 and hobbled, her hamstring aching and ankle sprained. She limped away after each jump and soon enough was disqualified. It led me to …

Athletics

Here's How Much the Average Airbnb Host Earns in a Month

And how you can max out your home's earning potential.<p>Airbnb has changed the way the world travels since its launch in 2008. The company, which is …

Hospitality

How Diddy went from drug dealer to rap’s Gatsby

Most businessmen will tell you that behind every success is a slew of failures. Sean Combs is no different.<p>The 47-year-old New Yorker (a k a Puff …

U.S. prosecutors seek 35 years in prison for meningitis outbreak exec | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence a Massachusetts pharmacy executive to at least 35 years in prison after he was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak.<p>FILE PHOTO - Barry Cadden, the former president of …

Criminal Sentencing

Amazon’s Whole Foods buy removed nearly $22 billion in market value from rival supermarkets

Talk about Whole Paycheck!<p>Amazon’s Friday morning announcement that it was acquiring Whole Foods sent the high-end grocery’s stock soaring. This was bad news for Whole Foods’ grocery competitors, which now face a fierce battle with Amazon.<p>Target, Kroger, Costco, Walmart, Dollar General, SuperValu …

Whole Foods

The incredible rise and fall of J.Crew

Just a few years ago, J.Crew seemed invincible. Sales were rocketing, as was the clothing retailer’s cultural cachet.<p>Now, the brand is watching its sales plunge, and within the last two months, has announced the departures of the very people who engineered its success. In April, Jenna Lyons, the …

Former Auschwitz Guard Dies Before Beginning Prison Sentence

A former SS guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp has died at the age of 95 before beginning his prison sentence for being an accessory to the murder of 170,000 people.<p>Reinhold Hanning's attorney confirmed the death to The Associated Press.<p>Last June, as we reported, a German court sentenced …

Auschwitz
Education

10 Quirky Families That Still Rule the World

(Image credit: Katie Carey)<p><i>You’d never confuse them for the Rockefellers. But you also wouldn’t have curling without ’em.</i><p>1. THE ROSENWACHS<p><b>Power:</b> …

New Jersey

Fake teen doctor sentenced in fraud case

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man accused of practicing medicine without a license when he was a teenager in Florida is going to prison in Virginia on fraud charges.<p>Malachi Love-Robinson, now 20, made headlines last year after he was arrested at a medical office for allegedly dispensing unlicensed medical care. An …

Palm Beach County

Republicans Might Actually Be Turning Against President Trump

For months, Republicans on Capitol Hill have stood by President Donald Trump despite damaging revelations surrounding the Russia investigation.<p>There …

Donald Trump