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It’s a game where you’re unlikely to meet other players, no one will win and it will take over four billion years to explore it all. And that’s why it’s the most anticipated title for decades.<p>Sean Murray is sweating in an Uber cab as it lurches to the staccato rhythm of Los Angeles traffic. The …

No Man's Sky

Mixed Reality Is Becoming Possible, Thanks to Oculus Rift and Leap Motion

Virtual reality meets augmented reality in several ambitious new demos<p>In its three-year development phase, the Oculus Rift headset has been a sandbox for coders interested in creating immersive virtual reality experiences. And when developers have three years to play with a piece of technology, …

NASA probe set to make history at Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's traveled more than nine years to get there and it will only stay a few hours, but a small space probe already is revolutionizing the way we look at Pluto.<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will be approximately 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) from Pluto's surface at 7:49 a.m. ET on July 14 …

The Biggest Threat to Americans? Other Americans With Guns

Russia, ISIS, yadda yadda. The biggest existential threat to Americans is other Americans—specifically, the ones armed to the teeth.<p>What do you think …

'Your friends': Constand tells Cosby jury of pills, assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby's chief accuser has sent jurors into the weekend with a stark portrait of the night she says the man she viewed as a mentor tricked her into taking a powerful drug and then humiliated her for his own sexual gratification.<p>Andrea Constand testified she was visiting …

Dolly Parton chooses her 'Mini-Me'

They're making a TV movie about Dolly Parton's early life and the child actress who's going to play the Tennessee mountain girl-turned-superstar got the news Monday from none other than Dolly Parton herself.<p>It happened on the <i>Today</i> show, when little Alyvia Lind, who turns 8 in two weeks, sat down …

'Suicide Squad' Comic-Con footage released

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> After the Comic-Con footage for Warner Bros' Suicide Squad leaked online, director David Ayer tweeted out that he planned to make it right — by officially releasing the footage online.<p>The footage, which debuted during the Warners panel in Hall H this Saturday, features …

Facebook's head of security wants Flash to die

Flash is the knotweed of the internet, an infestation crawling with bugs and full of unsightly holes.<p>But despite Apple’s best attempts to rip it out by the roots by denying it a home in iOS’ walled garden, and the flowering of HTML5, it’s still not going away.<p>Facebook’s newly appointed Chief …

Comcast's 2Gbps internet costs $300 per month with huge install fees

Incredible speeds don't come cheap<p>Comcast's faster-than-Google Fiber internet was always going to be expensive, and now the company has officially revealed just how much 2Gbps will cost you: $300 monthly. Gigabit Pro is what Comcast calls its fastest-ever consumer broadband tier, which offers twice …

Microsoft plots Windows 10 blitz for July 29 launch

When Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 operating system on July 29, it won't host a single, centralized launch or a webcast chock full of PowerPoint slides.<p>Instead, Microsoft plans to play up to "the newest generation of Windows fans" via a global advertising and online marketing campaign, …

Windows 10

Associated Press News

Dow up 217 as Greece agrees to bailout deal

Investors woke up Monday to word of Greece agreeing to a bailout deal with creditors, news that sent stocks sharply higher on Wall Street, which had feared a Greek exit from the euro.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average ended up 217.27 points, or 1.2%, as the blue-chip index moved back into positive …

Europe

Greece May Have to Sell Islands and Ruins Under Its Bailout Deal

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Haiti's Unstoppable Outbreak

The nation has been battling a cholera epidemic since 2010—and it's still killing people. Why has no one been able to stop the spread of the disease?<p>In early February, when Jenniflore Abelard arrived at her parents’ house high in the hills of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, her father Johnson was home. …

Environmental Health

The legend of 'El Chapo': Cartel chief cultivated Robin Hood image

<b>(CNN) —</b> Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, already a nearly mythical character in Mexico, added to his legend over the weekend by escaping from prison yet again.<p>After his last escape, in 2001 in a laundry cart, he eluded authorities for more than a dozen years.<p>During that time, the stories told about him …

Diplomats prepare to announce landmark deal on Iranian nuclear program

After 17 days of often-grueling negotiations, diplomats Monday night prepared to announce terms of a landmark deal aimed at preventing Iran from building a nuclear weapon for at least a decade.<p>The two sides had remained divided on several issues until a final round of talks Monday, despite …

South Asia

Pentagon may lift ban on transgender people

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Pentagon could in the coming months lift the ban on transgender people openly serving in the U.S. military, after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Monday a plan to study "readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly."<p>Carter made the announcement in a …

Boston police captain’s son charged in Islamic State terror bomb plot

Son of Boston police captain arrested in an FBI sting accused of plotting Islamic State-inspired terrorist act<p>The son of a Boston police captain has been arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.<p>The plot included …

Terrorism

This Is How Minions Took Over the World

The two animated <i>Despicable Me</i> films are most famous for two things: the song “Happy,” written for 2013’s <i>Despicable Me 2</i>, and the minions. For the …

Kevin Bacon’s Career Would Have Been Different Had He Starred In ‘Ghost’ And These Other Films

Kevin Bacon is turning 57 years old this week. The guy has been acting since he was 17, so one would think that he’d have a long list of movie parts that slipped through his fingers, right? Not really, actually. That probably explains the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game because the guy has worked… …

Movies

Lip Sync Battle: Will Arnett performs 'Everything is Awesome'

When Spike TV’s hit show <i>Lip Sync Battle</i> returns from its hiatus, it’s giving fans the battle they didn’t know they’d been waiting for: Alison Brie …

Lip Sync Battle

Bill Cosby's Famous "Pound Cake" Speech, Annotated

A decade ago Cosby gave a speech excoriating poor blacks for not living up to the promise of the civil rights movement. Here's a look back based on what we know now.<p><i>More than a decade ago, Bill Cosby shocked many of the comedian's longtime admirers with a lengthy speech excoriating the black poor</i> …

School Administration

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can't really talk about it.<p><i>In the photo: Glaciologist Jason Box, left, at work on the Petermann Glacier on Greenland's northwest coast, which has lost mass at an accelerated pace in recent years. Box and his</i> …

Embracing life with a bucket list

<i>Each week, CNN profiles people who have faced a dramatic turning point in their life. Do you have a story to share? Go to CNN iReport</i> <i>to share it, and you could be featured here.</i><p><i>See more stories like this and share your own on</i> <i>CNN.com/TurningPoints</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> At 23, Laura Lawson was miserable, living off …

Only 13% of Americans Eat Enough Fruit

In every state in the U.S., fewer than one in five American adults are eating enough fruit and vegetables, new federal data shows.<p>In a report …

F*ck That, A Guided Meditation for Today’s World

<i>“Gradually let the horseshit of the external world fade from your awareness.”</i><p>Jason Headley helps you forget the realities of the world and relax with …

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking."<p>That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid.<p>There are …

What's the Difference Between Pushing Hard and Overtraining?

Your body will tell you if you're overdoing it—you just have to listen.<p><i>I’m coming back from two injuries and a serious bout of overtraining last season. How do I know when I’ve crossed the line from pushing hard to overdoing it? —</i><i>Jeffrey</i><p>First, you need to learn the difference between pushing hard …

You Asked: Is It Healthy to Sweat A Lot?

Here’s the tricky thing about using sweat as a barometer for health: “A lot of it comes down to biological variation,” says Dr. Craig Crandall, a …