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HUFFPOLLSTER: How Donald Trump Rose To The Top Of The Republican Party

Early Trump supporters were very different from the voters who back him now.<p><i>Donald Trump’s support went from a niche group of unhappy voters to a majority of Republicans. Americans trust Trump on the economy, but would rather see Hillary Clinton in charge of foreign policy. And Brexit polls might</i> …

The front page of the Republican Party website doesn’t mention Donald Trump

The official website of the US’s Republican Party appears to be missing a key element of this year’s presidential race—presumptive nominee Donald Trump isn’t mentioned at all on its front page.<p>In fact, to find Trump anywhere on the website, you need to run a search for his name, which first turns …

Donald Trump

Democrats united behind Clinton, GOP divided on Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Democratic establishment disarmed Bernie Sanders' political revolution in a swift and ruthless counter coup Thursday, lining up behind its own heir apparent, Hillary Clinton.<p>The Vermont senator came to Washington for a round of polite, high-level endgame talks after a …

Top Democrats Team Up to Pummel ‘Disgrace’ Donald Trump

Donald Trump

ISIL 'caliphate' shrank by 14 percent in 2015: monitor

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has lost about 14 percent of its territory in 2015, while Syria's Kurds have almost tripled theirs, think-tank IHS Jane's has said.<p>The development will be seen as a blow to the group given its stated aim to capture and hold territory to expand its …

Middle East

US says B52 flight over Spratly Islands 'may have strayed off course'

China accuses US of deliberate provocation and calls on Washington to prevent further similar incidents<p>The United States said its two B-52 bombers had no intention of flying over a Chinese-controlled man-made island in the South China Sea, after Beijing accused Washington of "a serious military …

China Summons U.S. Envoy Over $1.83B Arms Sale to Taiwan

BEIJING — China summoned a senior U.S. diplomat and threatened to impose sanctions on U.S. firms after Washington announced it would sell arms worth $1.83 billion to Taiwan.<p>Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Zheng Zequang told Kaye Lee, the U.S. deputy chief of mission in Beijing, on Wednesday that the …

Deadly air strikes 'hit residential areas' in Raqqa

At least 21 civilians have been killed and 11 wounded in suspected Russian air strikes in the city of Raqqa in northern Syria, Al Jazeera has learnt.<p>The warplanes on Thursday targeted several buildings in the city, which has been under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …

UN adopts resolution to cut off ISIL funding

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to cut off all sources of funding for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIL) and other groups it classifies as terrorist organisations.<p>In its first meeting at the finance ministers' level on Thursday, the 15 member states …

Notorious ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli resigns from Turing Pharmaceuticals

Martin Shkreli, who became famous as head of Turing Pharmaceuticals after he jacked up the price of an old drug by more than $700 a pill, has resigned, the company said in a statement.<p>The resignation came a day after Shkreli was arrested on securities fraud charges and was released on $5 million …

Martin Shkreli

U.N. Security Council approves peace plan for Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United Nations Security Council on Friday approved a resolution that supports international efforts to seek a political solution in Syria.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the process is designed to end the nation's civil war and provide a new government in Syria.<p>Russia and the …

Martin Shkreli, face of a new economy, charged with an old-school crime

NEW YORK — Martin Shkreli is a biotech executive who favors open-collar shirts over lab coats, the founder of a hedge fund who eschewed discretion by broadcasting his life on YouTube, a pill seller who made no bones about his power to raise the price of his medicines.<p>He struck the very image of a …

WSJ: Samsung's Galaxy S7 will have a pressure-sensitive display

Nine months is a long time in the smartphone industry, so it should come as no surprise that Samsung is already preparing to launch the next iteration of its flagship smartphone. While the Korean smartphone maker may still be a few months away from showing us what's new, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has …

Phones

Tim Peake prepares for International Space Station mission

The rocket that will carry UK astronaut Tim Peake into orbit has arrived at the launch pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.<p>Mr Peake will be accompanied by American Tim Kopra and Russian Yuri Malenchenko on Tuesday's flight to the International Space Station (ISS).<p>Pallab Ghosh reports.

Elon Musk launches $1bn fund to save world from destruction by artificial intelligence

Tech titans join forces to fund research into artificial intelligence that has a positive social impact - amid dire warnings that rapid, unexpected advances could kill off humankind<p>Elon Musk has unveiled his latest big-money project: saving humanity from destruction by artificial intelligence.<p>The …

The 20 Most Popular DSLRs Among our Readers

Every few months we like to report back to the dPS community which cameras (and other gear) are most popular with our readers. Today we’re going to …

2016 on Tap: CNN Politics Debate Recap with Mark Preston

As part of 2016 Election Central, we will interview a key member of CNN’s political team after each debate. They’ll break down who was helped and hurt by the previous night’s jousting and give us a peek into what we should watch for in the week ahead. Today’s insight comes from CNN Politics …

The Tech Behind Each Letter In Google’s Alphabet

11 of the Greatest American Race Cars of All Time

Racing is in America's blood.<p>Racing is in America's blood. This country has created some of the boldest, most successful, and most innovative racecars in history. Here are 11 of our favorites—and they only scratch the surface of America's rich racing heritage.

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Elon Musk makes the case that Tesla is a battery company first, and a carmaker second

Tesla has started selling batteries that don’t have an expensive car attached. And CEO Elon Musk—the billionaire entrepreneur often compared to a superhero or a Bond villain—described a scenario in which they could potentially power much of the world.<p>Tesla’s new offering is called the Powerwall, a …

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Will the world become battery-powered? That’s certainly the ambition of Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire turned would-be space explorer and electric car baron.<p>On Thursday night, Musk unveiled what he called “the missing piece” in sustainable energy: a range of batteries that can be used in homes …

Clean Energy

BYD upgrading battery production, could compete with Tesla

Chinese Automaker Could Add 6 GWh Every Year<p>China's BYD already builds battery-powered buses in California and has a growing operation in China. Now, the company is turning its sights even more on the battery supply market and could be a potential challenger to Tesla and its Gigafactory in the next …

Apple May Introduce A New iPad Mini With Retina Display On Thursday

Apple is already widely expected to introduce a new iPad Air at the event, but a new report from Mac Otakara (via MacRumors) says Apple is also planning to reveal a new Retina iPad Mini as well.<p>Past reports have been uncertain as to whether Apple would choose to launch the second-generation Retina …

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine begins human trials in US

An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the US.<p>The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals Monday to see how well it works, whether there are side effects and what the proper dosage is, Health Minister …

Ebola Is Coming. A Travel Ban Won't Stop Outbreaks

Ebola has officially gone global.<p>The World Health Organization recently confirmed that a Spanish nurse was the first case of transmission outside Africa. Now it seems the first patient diagnosed in the United States transmitted the disease before he died.<p>More outbreaks are on their way.<p>While …

See How Ebola's Spread Compares to Other Deadly Outbreaks

When the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compared Ebola to AIDS last week, he introduced a new note of urgency to …