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Trump says he believes U.S. intelligence on Russian meddling, but declines to say Putin lied

President Trump again expressed confidence in U.S. intelligence agencies and their assessment of Russian interference Wednesday, but declined to say …

Donald Trump

Facebook data gathered by Cambridge Analytica accessed from Russia, says MP

Facebook data gathered by Cambridge Analytica was accessed from Russia, an MP has said.<p>Damian Collins, who is leading a parliamentary inquiry into fake news, told CNN that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) had found evidence that files were accessed from Russia and other countries.<p><b>What</b> …

Cambridge Analytica

Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives

Venmo is unusual because it combines social media with financial transaction. It’s hard to gauge expectations of privacy<p>Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default …

Santa Barbara

A Besieged Trump Says He Misspoke on Russian Election Meddling

WASHINGTON — Under unrelenting pressure from congressional Republicans, his own advisers and his allies on Fox News, President Trump abruptly reversed course on Tuesday and claimed he had misspoken during a news conference with President Vladimir V. Putin about whether Russia tried to influence the …

Donald Trump

Obama issues a new warning against 'strongman politics'

The remarks come one day after Trump was widely rebuked for publicly cozying up to Putin.<p>Former President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday of “a politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment,” delivering a rebuke of the nationalist, right-wing brand of politics for which President Donald Trump has …

Donald Trump

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

3 Companies Recall Blood Pressure Medications Over Cancer Fears

Some drugs used to control high blood pressure and prevent heart failure were voluntarily recalled this past week due to an impurity that could …

High Blood Pressure

Donald Trump sent the worst tweet of his presidency this morning

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has sent a lot of bad tweets. He's tweeted things that aren't true. He's tweeted personal attacks about everyone from Hillary Clinton to Mika Brzezinski and back. He's called North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man." But a tweet he sent Monday morning -- …

Donald Trump

Sacha Baron Cohen Didn't Return to Humiliate Republicans. He's Here to End Careers.

Who Is America? is the comedian's most savage work since Borat.<p>At one point during the first episode of Showtime's <i>Who Is America?</i>, Larry Pratt, executive director of firearms lobbyist group Gun Owners of America, is cracking up over the idea of a man raping his own wife. This is before Sacha Baron …

Roy Moore

Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians with hacking of Democrats in 2016

A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats’ computers, stole their data and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election — the clearest connection to the Kremlin established so far by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s …

Donald Trump

President Trump praises British Prime Minister May one day after report criticizing her approach to Brexit

ELLESBOROUGH, England — President Trump on Friday sought to undo the damage he’d done to British Prime Minister Theresa May, lavishing her with compliments one day after he was quoted in a British tabloid dismissing her approach to Brexit, praising one of her foes and threatening to upend their …

Donald Trump

5 takeaways from FBI agent Peter Strzok's explosive congressional hearing

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — The cameras were on, and the theatrics were high.<p>In an explosive, hourslong congressional hearing Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok was …

Donald Trump

Just wait – Trump's trade war will soon have fallout

Donald Trump’s phony, blowhard’s trade war just got real.<p>The steel and aluminium tariffs that the Trump administration imposed at the beginning of June were important mainly for their symbolic value, not for their real economic impact. While the tariffs signified that the US was no longer playing …

Economy

The Overlooked Emotions of Sperm Donation

"My hope is that people think about how this is more than a transaction," says one family therapist.<p>Sperm donation offers a tidy solution to an aggravating problem: When a person or a couple wants a baby and needs a different ingredient than what they’ve currently got to make one, a man with viable …

Sperm

Thai cave rescue: authorities say three- to four-day window to free 12 boys

No matter how much oxygen we have, we cannot survive [too much carbon dioxide] because our blood will be toxic<p>Thai authorities believe they have a three- to four-day window to free 12 boys stranded inside a northern Thailand cave and will focus on reducing the dangers of the rescue operation as …

Carbon Dioxide

New Trump admin order for separated parents: Leave U.S. with kids or without them

WASHINGTON — After a court order to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children who were separated from their parents in May and June, the Trump administration has instructed immigration agents to give those parents two options: leave the country with your kids — or leave the country without them, …

Immigration

Woman with toddler confronts Pruitt at D.C. restaurant

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was accosted Monday inside a Washington café by a woman who urged him “to resign before your scandals push you out.”<p>“Hi, I just wanted to urge you to resign because of what you’re doing to the environment and our country,” Kristin Mink told …

Scott Pruitt

NHS data breach affects 150,000 patients in England

<b>The NHS is blaming a coding error for 150,000 patients in England being involved in a data breach.</b><p>Those affected had requested that their confidential health information only be used to help provide them with care.<p>But it appears that there was a problem with the software used by GPs to record …

Health Information

HTC to lay off almost a quarter of its workforce

<b>What just happened?</b> HTC, once a giant of the mobile industry, has said it will be laying off 1500 employees from its Taiwanese manufacturing unit as …

HTC

Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail

Software developers scan hundreds of millions of emails of users who sign up for email-based services<p>Google said a year ago it would stop its computers from scanning the inboxes of Gmail users for information to personalize advertisements, saying it wanted users to “remain confident that Google …

Gmail

Thailand cave rescue efforts for trapped teenage soccer team pick up

The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach went into the cave after a match a week ago. Near-constant rains have hampered the international …

Beverages

What Fashion Girls Wear on the Fourth of July

Showing your pride on the Fourth of July involves one important tradition (besides the barbecue, of course): dressing in your best all-American …

Clothing

The Summer Clothes You Can Wear on Repeat

The key to updating your wardrobe the smart way is to shop for items you can wear season after season. Sounds obvious, yet I’ll admit I’m guilty of …

Clothing

The Pretty Sneaker Outfits I'm Secretly Copying

As someone who tends to frequently be in a sneaker-outfit rut (hi, T-shirt and jeans), I'm in constant search of fresh outfit inspiration wherever I …

Clothing

Survival Guide: How to Dress for Humid Weather

You've been there—stepping out of your house in a cute outfit only for it to be completely ruined by sweat, sweat, and more sweat on that first …

Clothing

It’s Justice Kennedy’s World, and We’re All Just Living in It

Now that the Supreme Court has issued its last opinions of the term, it’s time to change the closing line of the Pledge of Allegiance to “one nation, …

Anthony Kennedy

Federal Judge in California Halts Splitting of Migrant Families at Border

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday temporarily stopping the Trump administration from separating children from their parents at the border and ordered that all families already separated be reunited within 30 days.<p>Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the …

Immigration

Will we stop speaking and just text?

The young often text more than make calls so is speech itself doomed? Texting may be closer to speech than formal written language, writes James Harbeck.<p>Say this out loud: <i>zomg wtfffffff im going 2 pwn you!!!!1111 lololol</i><p>Well, OK, you can’t. And yet, in its loosely structured live interactivity, …

Language

Netflix 'Making a Murderer' case won't be heard by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the appeal of a man whose murder conviction was the subject of "Making a Murderer," a popular Netflix series that claimed he was coerced into confessing.<p>Brendan Dassey was 16 when he told investigators that he helped his uncle, Steven …

Crime

17 states sue Trump administration over family separations

SEATTLE (AP) — Seventeen states, including Washington, New York and California, sued President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>Late Tuesday, a federal judge in California issued a …

Immigration