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At VMAs, Madonna's tribute to Aretha Franklin triggers criticism

Madonna led a tribute on Monday to the late Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards but angered fans who felt she spent more time talking about herself than the "Queen of Soul."<p>In a 10-minute speech at the end of the almost three-hour ceremony, Madonna recalled her early days as an aspiring …

Music

Lawsuit filed over Google’s Location History debacle

The aftermath of last week’s discovery of the potentially misleading claims that Google makes about how and when location information is sent back has continued billowing out. Today it’s been learned that a lawsuit has been filed against Google in response.<p>The lawsuit, <i>Reuters</i> reports, was filed …

Judiciary

Malaysia cancels two big Chinese projects, fearing they will bankrupt the country

BEIJING — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced Tuesday he will shelve two major infrastructure projects by Chinese companies for being too expensive for his debt-ridden country.<p>The rejection of the projects, part of China’s signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), was in stark …

China

New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says

BOSTON — The Russian military intelligence unit that sought to influence the 2016 election appears to have a new target: conservative American think tanks that have broken with President Trump and are seeking continued sanctions against Moscow, exposing oligarchs or pressing for human rights.<p>In a …

Human Rights

Google tracks users who have location services disabled: report

A report from the <i>Associated Press</i> has revealed that Google never truly stops tracking a user’s location data.The <i>AP</i> found that many of Google’s apps …

Apps

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m to terminally ill groundsman who used Roundup weedkiller

A jury has ordered the chemical giant Monsanto to pay a terminally ill school groundskeeper $289 million (£226 million) in damages in the first trial over claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.<p>Lee Johnson, whose doctors didn’t think he’d live long enough to learn the verdict, prevailed …

Pesticides

Google simplifies its advertising products to Google Ads, Marketing Platform, & Ad Manager

Google this evening announced a big revamp to its suite of key profit-making advertising products. Launched 18 years ago, AdWords is being rebranded to Google Ads, while the new Google Marketing Platform and Google Ad Manager are the result of several key product mergers.<p>From small businesses to …

Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign

By Manuel Roig-Franzia<p>, Reporter<p>Rosalind S. Helderman<p>, Reporter<p>MIAMI — One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone — the political dark sorcerer and longtime confidant of Donald Trump — slipped into his Jaguar and headed out to meet a man with a “Make America Great Again” hat and a viscous Russian accent.<p>…

Donald Trump

Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations

WASHINGTON — Leading figures of both parties demanded on Sunday that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington.<p>Republican …

Immigration

Oprah Winfrey to create new TV shows for Apple

Apple, escalating its ambitions to rival Netflix as a top-shelf streaming outlet, said Friday that it signed a multi-year "content partnership" with Oprah Winfrey, one of TV's biggest stars, to create original series.<p>As usual, the company was scarce on details of exactly how, what and when Winfrey …

DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

The Department of Homeland Security says 1,995 minors were separated from their "alleged adult guardians" at the southern border in just over a monthlong period.<p>A DHS spokesman said the separations occurred between April 19 and the end of May under the administration's relatively new "zero …

Immigration

Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.<p>But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told …

Morgan Freeman

Barbecued Cheese Is a Thing and We’re Not Mad About It

During the summertime, your grill is your best friend. So why not use it to cook everyone’s favorite food? CHEESE. Here: Eight barbecue cheese …

Why the Worst Thing About Baseball Is Also the Best Thing About Baseball

Baseball is a booming business. With total annual revenues of more than $10 billion (yes, <i>billion</i>) last season — a record — and enjoying a 24-year era …

ListenUp

With a little extra drama than his usual offerings, Anderson Paak's new track "Bubblin" features some sweeping violins over a trap beat—creating a little contrast and cinematic flair. The rapper/singer/songwriter/producer's raspy and playful vocals bounce over the booming bass, while the …

Rosanna Arquette

New data tool lets you download all the data Apple collected on you

Apple’s new data tool lets users download data the company has collected on them.<p>Users can check and download all the data by logging into the …

The historically low birthrate, explained in 3 charts

US women are having fewer and fewer babies. In some ways, it’s a sign of progress.<p>American women are having so few babies these days that the fertility rate has hit a historic low, according to stunning provisional data just published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The number of …

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History

Georgia Democrats selected the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States on Tuesday, choosing Stacey Abrams, a liberal former State House leader, who will test just how much the state’s traditionally conservative politics are shifting.<p>By handily defeating …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Want to Make a Great First Impression? Try the 1 Thing People Like as Much as Food and Money (and Even Sex)

Best of all, this technique for making a great first impression works even if -- especially if -- you're shy and introverted.<p>I couldn't help but overhear what she said about me to her friend as they walked away.<p>"He and I just had the <i>best</i> chat," she said. "What a wonderful conversation."<p>I smiled to …

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Amazon ad sale boom could challenge Google, Facebook dominance

Amazon.com Inc.’s expanding business of selling space on its site to merchants helped it double profits, the company reported Friday, and some see the move as a step toward taking advertising dollars from Google and Facebook Inc.<p>With $2-billion or less of advertising revenue, Amazon is dwarfed by …

Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft Outlook.<p>It is Google’s most extensive update to software in its …

Kanye Isn’t Getting Red-Pilled, He’s Just Being Kanye

We revisited West's 2009 book 'Thank You and You’re Welcome' in light of his recent Twitter controversies.<p>Kanye West is back on Twitter, and he’s doing what Kanye does best—riling people up. He’s returned to the social network because, apparently, he’s “writing [a book] in real time.” (Same.) Along …

Alex Jones

CA also used ‘sex compass’ and other quiz apps for sucking Facebook data, says former employee

Brittney Kaiser, a former employee for Cambridge Analytica — who left the company in January and is today giving evidence in front of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating online misinformation — has suggested that data on far more Facebook users may have found its way into the …

We Didn't Get Invited to Gwyneth Paltrow's Bachelorette Party, So We're Going to Copy Her Jumpsuit as Revenge

Gwyneth Paltrow touched down in Mexico, reportedly for her bachelorette party, and we're going to go out on a limb and say this isn't your average pre-wedding celebration. For starters, the guest list includes VIPs like Cameron Diaz and Stella McCartney, and the girl gang traveled to the bash via …

Shia LaBeouf Is Ready To Talk About It

The actor sets out to save his career—and his soul.<p>Shia LaBeouf is nervous about this story—“I have so much fear about this thing,” he confesses to me when we first meet—and it drives him to do what he’s always done when faced with something he cannot fully control: Prepare. Obsessively. For the …

2018 WNBA draft: Las Vegas Aces choose A'ja Wilson with No. 1 overall pick

NEW YORK (AP) — A'ja Wilson is thrilled for the chance to head to Las Vegas.<p>The South Carolina star was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Aces on Thursday night.<p>"It's such a great feeling, just an amazing way to cap off my collegiate career," Wilson said. "My heart was pounding before she …

Las Vegas Aces

Report: Seahawks Sign Stephen Morris After Colin Kaepernick Visit Cancelled

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent quarterback Stephen Morris on Friday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.<p>Morris' signing came one day after the Seahawks postponed a visit with free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.<p>The Seahawks reportedly postponed the meeting when Kaepernick did not offer …