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Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle.<p>They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran …

Wildlife

Grizzly Captured Outside of Recovery Area, Near Marion

Montana wildlife officials have captured a sub-adult male grizzly bear near McGregor Lake west of Marion in a culvert trap after it had been spotted …

Wildlife

Force that protects U.S. nuclear weapons loses explosives on North Dakota road, offers $5,000 to get them back

The Air Force is offering $5,000 for leads on the whereabouts of a box of explosive grenade rounds that its personnel accidentally dropped on a road in North Dakota while traveling between two intercontinental ballistic missile sites — the facilities scattered across the U.S. heartland that stand …

Military

Memphis Belle's rebirth: Rehabbed WWII bomber rolling out

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Memphis Belle took off from England on the morning of May 17, 1943, with a wave of 159 B-17s to drop bombs on the concrete Nazi submarine shelters at Lorient, France. When it landed unscathed that afternoon, the 10 men aboard already were celebrating; they had just become …

U.S. Air Force

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

He's a Growing 6'7", 370-Pound Marvel Who Can Move...and He's in 8th Grade

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — He first appears inside Room 208 of Olmsted Academy North on a Thursday in mid-March, sitting at the corner of a table his legs can't fit under.<p>Kiyaunta Goodwin is fully engaged in art class. But unlike his eighth-grade classmates, he doesn't draw on a sheet of paper. Because of …

College Football

The Reason There's Over a Hundred Abandoned Giant Arrows Across the U.S.

Being an airmail pilot in the 1920s was a dangerous occupation—according to Half as Interesting, the average person in that profession died after …

Art Deco

Delete yourself from the Internet's people finder sites: Is it worth it?

You may have run across various people-finder websites when trying to find forgotten friends' phone numbers or addresses. Or maybe — as I discovered — a near stranger found out a lot about me by paying a small fee.<p>If you're uncomfortable with the information that’s publicly available about you, you …

Privacy

Striking Arizona teachers end walkout, salary increases set

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the state's 1 million public school students back to the classroom.<p>Gov. Doug Ducey's …

Education

Baking soda might stave off inflammation caused by autoimmune diseases, research finds

Though baking soda is often solely thought of as an important ingredient for making the perfect banana loaf, it has recently become a buzzy wellness …

Wellness

Reckless dolphin totally body-slams unsuspecting paddleboarder

You never realize just how large dolphins are till one of them body-slams you.<p>Andrew Hill, an Australian paddleboarder, came face-to-face (er, …

Surfing

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

Graphic Design

Pollution risk grows as Missoula's air quality rank suffers

New research on the dangers of pollution exposure adds some disturbing context to Missoula’s prominent showing in the annual American Lung …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Homemade DIY Taco Seasoning Recipe

Snacking at home on repeats with friends? I am sure tacos, nachos and chips are your favourites then, right? To make your snacking hour more …

Cooking

911 operator jailed for hanging up on callers, once saying: ‘Ain’t nobody got time for this’

A former Harris County, Texas, 911 operator has been sentenced to jail after being found guilty of hanging up on “thousands” of citizens calling in emergencies.<p>Crenshanda Williams will serve 10 days in jail and face 18 months of probation for the crimes.<p>Williams was busted after it was found that …

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Avalanche season in southwestern Montana started early and has lasted later than ever

Snow came early this winter for the Bozeman-based Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center’s staff. It also came heavy and has stayed late.

Timothy Treadwell Devoted His Life To Grizzly Bears — Until They Ate Him

Timothy Treadwell spent his life living with grizzly bears and forming close relationships with them. He never imagined they would one day turn on …

Wildlife

American Chopper argument revs Twitter with resurgent meme

This motorcycle meme based on a father/son reality TV fight is suddenly everywhere. Could it be a PR stunt for the revival of the Discovery Channel show?<p>Never saw the reality TV show American Chopper? If you've spent any time on Twitter in the last week or so, you've probably seen enough of the …

Reality TV

How to set up two-factor authentication on your PlayStation 4

As we move about the digital world, one of the most important things we can do as consumers is protect our data. In a world where nefarious …

Lord Of The Rings Returns To Total War With Impressive New Mod

<i>Third Age</i>, an old mod for <i>Medieval II Total War</i>, remains one of the best mods you can get for <i>any</i> PC strategy game. It’s about to get some competition, …

Gaming Industry

Far Cry 5 Arcade Guide: How To Use The Game's Impressive Map Editor

Far Cry 5 is finally here. And we liked it a lot. In addition to the main game and the online modes, the new Ubisoft open-world action game comes with a map editor that lets you create custom maps and gametypes for the Arcade mode.<p>In the video above, GameSpot's Jake Dekker and Jean Luc-Seipke …

Far Cry 5

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Roommate's mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in …

Crime

For weeks he trained a dog to do a Nazi salute. The man was just convicted of a hate crime.

Mark Meechan stared at the camera and described the training he had given to his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha.<p>“My girlfriend is always ranting and raving about how cute and adorable her wee dog is,” he said in his Scottish brogue. “And so I thought I would turn him into the least cute thing I could …

Rights & Freedoms

About an hour into murder trial, former Marine admits to brutal killing

Less than an hour into his murder trial, a former Marine pleaded guilty to killing an Army reservist in a Fallbrook motel in 2012 — a brutal attack …

'Street Fighter II' AR remake turns the entire world into a fighting stage

When we last saw Abhishek Singh, he was playing an augmented reality version of <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> World 1-1 in New York's Central Park while, somehow,</i> …

Drinks with Liberty Vance: Lee Marvin Shoots from the Hip

By Robert Ward<i>Rolling Stone</i>, September 3, 1981<p>Ransom Stoddard, attorney at law, is doing his best to cover up, but the hell-forged maniac above him …

Here’s the portable version of The Oregon Trail you didn’t know you wanted

You can finally play The Oregon Trail on the Oregon Trail<p><i>The Oregon Trail</i>, the classic educational game first published in 1974, is now available as a handheld. You’ll only find it at Target retail locations right now, and it’s not yet available online. The best news is that it only costs a measly …