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Brandy Clark: The Grammys' Country Dark Horse Speaks Out

"My reality has exceeded my dreams," says the previously unknown singer-songwriter<p>"Who the fuck is Brandy Clark?!" Those words, voiced perhaps a …

Country Music

This app wants to be the hotel industry’s Uber

It’s yet another example of the Uberization of everything. Booking Now, which hit iOS stores today, is a hotel booking app that pairs a user’s GPS location with nearby hotels offering last-minute deals.<p>The app is part of a new push by hotel booking website Booking.com to appeal to spontaneous …

Hospitality

L.A. Clippers Trying to Prove Contender Status and Other Wednesday NBA Takeaways

In the latest reminder that the line between contender and pretender status is still awfully blurry in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers went into the Moda Center and came out with a 100-94 win that snapped the Portland Trail Blazers' four-game winning streak.<p>Before tipoff, all signs …

Watch: US man arrested over jihadist inspired plot to attack Capitol

A US man is arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by Islamic State jihadists, according to the Justice Department and the FBI<p>An Ohio man claiming sympathy with <b>Islamic State</b>militants was arrested and charged on Wednesday in connection with a plot to <b>attack the US Capitol with</b> …

Elon Musk Donates $10M To Make Sure AI Doesn’t Go The Way Of Skynet

Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk has gone on record before proclaiming the potential risks of artificial intelligence, and now he’s putting his money where his mouth is. The intrepid inventor and entrepreneur announced a donation of $10 million to help fund research to “keep AI …

Ebola’s Hidden Costs

The number of people who die from the disease could be only a fraction of the number who go hungry from it.<p>On September 3, 2014, Agnes Ngekia learned by phone that her son was dead and that there would be no burial. He had died of Ebola. Ngekia is a nurse in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, and …

Disease