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Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers.<p>She stood on the sidelines in the speedskating oval in her gray and red uniform, the ubiquitous getup of Pyeongchang's army of volunteers that allowed …

South Korea

China tells US to stop unilateral North Korea actions

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said the US risks jeopardizing co-operation over North Korea. A terse response was issued after Washington imposed …

North Korea

After testy call with Trump over border wall, Mexican president shelves plan to visit White House

Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.<p>Peña …

Donald Trump

John Oliver emerges victorious against the man he once called a 'geriatric Dr. Evil'

John Oliver's legal tussle with a man he once called a "geriatric Dr. Evil" is over and the HBO late night host has every reason to be happy.<p>West …

John Oliver

Colleges Assure Prospective Students That Protesting for Gun Control Will Not Affect Their Admission

Colleges nationwide are standing by their future students, as teenagers across the country demand stricter gun control laws in the wake of a deadly …

College & University

NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are …

Guns

'This is not normal': Glitches mar new tax law

Republicans want to make fixes, but Democrats aren't rushing to help them.<p>The glitches in the new tax law are starting to pile up.<p>One inadvertently denies restaurants, retailers and others generous new write-offs for things like remodeling.<p>Another would allow wealthy money managers to sidestep a …

Finance

Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

Physics

Brands are cutting ties with the NRA after student-led campaign

Companies are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association after Parkland students and gun control activists called for an end to their …

Guns

Top Trump aid indicted thanks to paper trail from his inability to convert a PDF to DOC

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort may have gift-wrapped a smoking gun in his upcoming trial by not bothering to learn a few basic computer skills.<p>Special prosecutor Robert Mueller filed a second indictment yesterday against Manafort and his associate Richard Gates, accusing them of …

Paul Manafort

NRA honors FCC chair with rifle for repealing 'net neutrality'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday honored the head of the Federal Communications Commission with a rifle after braving death threats and other opposition as he worked to undo the Obama administration's 2015 net neutrality rules.<p>FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was honored …

Guns

This steel mesh Apple Watch band shines like a prism [Watch Store]

Stainless steel meticulously weaves its way through the Mesh Band for Apple Watch — Casetify’s answer to the significantly more expensive Milanese Loop by Apple. Casetify’s version is just as stylish and functional as the behemoth brand’s band, and now comes in two brand-new finishes: Iridescent …

Smartwatches

CERN researchers are preparing to transport antimatter between labs

To Transport Antimatter<p>Like the parents of a newborn baby preparing for the first car trip, particle physicists at the European Organization for …

Physics

Bank of America admits cryptocurrency is threatening its business model

One of the world’s largest financial institutions admitted in its annual report that cryptocurrency is a looming threat to its business model.<p>According to a report filed with the SEC by Bank of America:<p>Clients may choose to conduct business with other market participants who engage in business or …

Cryptocurrency

YouTube finally notices Infowars is peddling dangerous conspiracies

Earlier this week, YouTube took down a video from one of Infowars' channels. It was one of many videos out there claiming that students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are not in fact students and school shooting survivors, but are instead paid "crisis actors." The video, which was titled …

Internet

This Bridge is Cleverly Designed to Slice Ice Into 250-Meter-Wide Strips

…using cones and gravity<p>Flight instructor Paul Tymstra was flying 7,500 feet over Canada's Confederation Bridge when he spotted this unusual site. …

Prince Edward Island

AT&T didn’t waste any time abandoning net neutrality

The body isn’t even cold yet, but AT&T is wasting no time in rolling out new “features” that fly in the face of net neutrality. The company has …

Net Neutrality

Fox News host flips out on Parkland teens mocking ‘adults’ like Marco Rubio — and the backlash is spectacular

Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Friday echoed a familiar right-wing talking point about the Parkland school shooting survivors, criticizing them for …

Laura Ingraham

The companies that have cut ties with the NRA basically overnight

Enterprise and the First National Bank of Omaha have ended partnerships with the organization.<p>Two major companies, Enterprise Holdings Inc. — which operates Enterprise, Alamo, and National Car Rental — and First National Bank of Omaha have ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle …

Guns

Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.

When Teva Pharmaceuticals announced recently that it would begin selling a copycat version of Syprine — an expensive drug invented in the 1960s — the news seemed like a welcome development for people taking old drugs that have skyrocketed in price.<p>Syprine, which treats a rare condition known as …

Biotechnology

12 texting tips you didn’t know the iPhone could do

Share your location, silence chatty group messages and hide embarrassing notification previews. These are some of the lesser known features of Apple's iPhone. Kim Komando, Special for USA TODAY<p>“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and …

iOS

Students who survived the Florida shooting say the deputy who failed to confront the gunman was 'an absolute coward'

Some of the students who survived last week's mass shooting in Florida say they're furious at the armed school resource officer who stayed outside during the massacre and never confronted the gunman.<p>"He's an absolute coward. An awful human being," one student told NBC's "Today" show.<p>"I'm so mad …

New York Times

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Creative Writing

'I've never been so unimpressed by a person in my life': Parkland shooting survivor delivers a biting critique of her phone call with Trump

A student who survived the February 14th mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, had some terse words for President Donald Trump, who she said called her on the phone while she was recovering in the hospital.<p>Samantha Fuentes told The New York Times she did not feel comforted by Trump, …

Donald Trump

Mueller Tightens the Noose, and Breaks Rick Gates

Hours after Mueller brought new charges, Manafort’s business partner is pleading guilty—and likely turning state’s evidence.<p>Less than 24 hours after <b>Robert Mueller</b> filed a new 32-count indictment against <b>Donald Trump</b> campaign chairman <b>Paul Manafort</b> and his deputy, <b>Rick Gates,</b> Gates is expected to plead …

Donald Trump

Gun control bill OK'd by Oregon; 1st since Florida shooting

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Fueled by anguished voices in the aftermath of the Florida high school shooting, Oregon's Legislature on Thursday banned people convicted of stalking and domestic violence or under restraining orders from buying or owning firearms and ammunition.<p>The passage of the bill by the …

Guns

23 attorneys general refile challenge to FCC net neutrality repeal

The FCC's order to overturn net neutrality protections was officially published in the Federal Register today and soon thereafter, the attorneys general of 22 states and Washington DC filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's order. The coalition filed a suit earlier this year, but agreed last week to …

Net Neutrality

Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

One student was teased about being a "brown, bald lesbian." Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When a group of teens posed for a photo, they were accused of lapping up attention from the news cameras and "partying like rock stars."<p>Just days after …

Donald Trump Jr

Trump's Presidency Is Inspiring People to Go to Law School

In a new survey of pre-law students, more than 30 percent of respondents cited the 2016 election as their motivation to get a JD.<p>The number of folks applying to law school shot up after the 2016 election, leading to speculation about a "Trump bump": The idea was that the president's shocking win …

Law School