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Blue Apron needs its customers to eat more food

In order to prove itself to Wall Street, Blue Apron Holdings needs its customers to eat more.<p>Blue Apron APRN, +3.94% has been increasing its …

Blue Apron shares make bland debut

(Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc’s (APRN.N) shares were up about 1 percent in their market debut on Thursday following the meal-kit delivery company’s watered down IPO in the shadow of Amazon.com’s (AMZN.O) deal to buy Whole Foods Market WFM.N.<p>Blue Apron’s IPO, the first for a U.S. meal-kit …

U.S. swings from world leader on the environment to a tiny footnote

Over the course of just the past few weeks, the United States has gone from the world leader on fighting global warming to its biggest holdout.<p>The …

Al Jazeera is undergoing 'systematic' hacking attempts

Hackers are targeting Al Jazeera's websites and other digital platforms, the Qatar-based media company said on Thursday.<p>It described the cyberattacks as "systematic and continual" but said the attackers had not been successful so far.<p>"These attempts are gaining intensity and taking various forms. …

Police chief fired over Hillsborough statement was 'unlawfully' forced out, court finds

A Hillsborough police chief who was fired last year after being accused of blaming the disaster on fans was "unlawfully" removed from his job, a court has found.<p>The High Court ruled that David Crompton, the former chief constable in South Yorkshire, should not have been forced to resign by Dr Alan …

Journalist's felony indictment draws scrutiny to Inauguration Day arrests

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A journalist was arraigned in Washington on Friday over charges stemming from protests on Inauguration Day.<p>The journalist, Aaron Cantú, was indicted last week by US attorney Channing Phillips on eight charges, including two felony violations of the Riot Act, according to court …

Teen who took life in texting case studied suicide methods

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts teenager prosecutors say was coaxed by text messages from his girlfriend into killing himself had researched …

Indiana voter registration group, employees charged with falsifying applications

By Vanessa Williams<p>, Reporter<p>Twelve employees of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, which focused on registering black voters in the run up to last year’s presidential election, were charged Friday with submitting falsified voter registration applications. The voter registration group also …

Government

Exxon calls New York attorney general's probe a 'political witch hunt'

ExxonMobil hit back at New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over his investigation into how the company portrayed the risks that carbon regulations pose to its business.<p>The company says in a court document filed Friday that Schneiderman made "inflammatory, reckless and false allegations" …

NSA backtracks on sharing number of Americans caught in warrant-less spying

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For more than a year, U.S. intelligence officials reassured lawmakers they were working to calculate and reveal roughly how many Americans have their digital communications vacuumed up under a warrant-less surveillance law intended to target foreigners overseas.<p>A security car …

Surveillance

Associated Press News

TV giants are lining up for a fight over a potential $10 TV bundle without sports

Last month, Bloomberg broke the news that several cable networks were trying to put together a sports-free package for under $20, cutting out high-cost channels like ESPN, which alone cost $6.10 in carriage fees per subscriber in 2016.<p>And on Discovery's earnings Tuesday, CEO David Zaslav laid out a …

Sling TV

The Political Isolation of Jim Comey

Interviews with law enforcement officials portray a man steadily alienating friends and allies, leading up to the FBI director’s sudden firing on Tuesday.<p>Jim Comey learned Tuesday afternoon the difference between being independent and being out on a limb. After years of charting his own course in a …

Rod Rosenstein: Trump's unlikely hatchet man

<b>(CNN) —</b> Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein emerged this week as perhaps the most unlikely character in the politically charged drama over the firing of FBI Director James Comey.<p>Publicly at least, Rosenstein played the role of President Donald Trump's main hatchet man, with the White House …

Donald Trump

LORD TURNER: 'We may be at a turning point in the nature of capitalism'

In an interview with Business Insider, Lord Turner said: "We have an economic malaise where the capitalism system is not delivering as well or to enough people to maintain its legitimacy.<p>"There's a certain sort of equality of citizenship that requires that everybody does OK. I think that may …

Economics

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Judge Denies Democrats' Request to Block RNC Poll Watching

A federal judge on Saturday denied Democrats’ request to issue an injunction against the Republican National Committee for allegedly violating a long-standing consent decree that bans the RNC from carrying out a range of poll-watching activities<p>Democrats had presented evidence that they said showed …

Obama condemns FBI for announcing investigation so close to the presidential election

President Obamafaulted theFBIon Wednesday over its handling of the investigation into whether newfound emails are related to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private server, condemning the bureau for falling short of standards.<p>"There is a norm that when there are investigations, we …

The dark side of your local farmers' market

A few years ago, as the co-owner of a direct-market vegetable farm, my life revolved around harvests and freeze dates, farmers' market sales, and …

Marijuana, assisted suicide, fracking — Colorado's freewheeling initiative days may soon be over

Come election season, Colorado voters routinely face an eclectic array of ballot initiatives that has made it a national laboratory for big ideas.<p>This is the place that first granted women the right to vote and more than a century later legalized marijuana. And this year, voters will choose whether …

Italy resists EU push for Russia sanctions over Aleppo bombings

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders condemned Russia on Friday for its bombing of civilians in Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo but faced resistance from Italy to impose new sanctions against Moscow over the atrocities.<p>Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrives at the EU summit in Brussels, …

European Union

11 post-debate internet searches reveal what viewers actually care about

Unsexy, but it's true.<p>In the hours right after the debate and in the couple days that follow, it's big data that lets us see what people were really thinking while Trump and Clinton debated immigration, health care, and the economy.<p>Here are some of the most unusual:<p>Bigly, entitlement, hombre, …

Taking a ban on Confederate flag displays to an absurd extreme

When California legislators passed a law two years ago banning state government from selling or displaying Confederate flags, the measure seemed silly and not particularly meaningful.<p>The ancient and offensive battle flag of the Confederacy was not flown regularly, if ever, on state property. And …

NASA found a mysterious ice volcano that's half the size of Mt. Everest on this former planet

In the 1800s, Ceres was a small planet with big dreams.<p>But that all changed later that century when scientists realized that there were huge differences between planets and the newly minted classification of "asteroids." After five decades of planetdom, Ceres was demoted to lowly asteroid.<p>If Ceres …

Astronomy

Russian cruise missiles target Syria

Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired cruise missiles at targets near Aleppo, a further sign of Moscow's broadening military effort in …

Developers, projects knocking on national park gates

<b>To the editor:</b> Author Jacques Leslie rightly calls attention to the threat massive energy projects pose to America's national parks.<p>( "An assault on our national parks," Opinion, Aug. 14)<p>Historic sites on public lands across the country are threatened by large-scale, shortsighted projects that …

New Snowden documents prove the hacked NSA files are real

The key to confirming the leaked files, which was uploaded to various file-sharing sites earlier this week by a group called the "Shadow Brokers," came in a top-secret agency manual published on Friday by Sam Biddle of The Intercept. It instructed NSA hackers on how to track their malicious …

Surveillance

Architects Are Designing Buildings for the Age of Mass Shootings

More buildings are being designed to make people feel safe.<p>Architect Aaron Betsky is not a fan of the Freedom Tower.<p>The 1776-foot-tall building, officially called 1 World Trade Center, is a contemporary behemoth in the New York City skyline, and the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere. …

Mass Shootings

People analytics reveals three things HR may be getting wrong

More sophisticated analyses of big data are helping companies identify, recruit, and reward the best personnel. The results can run counter to common …

We talked to legal experts who explained why the FBI didn't urge charges against Clinton — and why some think that was a mistake

Comey described Clinton's email practices as "extremely careless" and noted that there was "evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information." Still, Comey said that "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case" against Clinton, and the Justice …

National Security