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Watchdog: Comey 'insubordinate,' not biased in Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke, the Justice Department watchdog declared Thursday that former FBI Director James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation in the explosive final months of the 2016 presidential campaign. But it also found there was …

Donald Trump

Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open. That has led to battles with law enforcement officials who want to get information off them, including a well-publicized showdown with the F.B.I. in 2016 after Apple refused to help open the locked …

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Natural Disasters

Facebook says millions of users who thought they were sharing privately with their friends may have shared with everyone because of a software bug

A new software bug is Facebook’s latest self-inflicted privacy headache.<p>After a year of troubling mishaps on its massive social platform, Facebook has landed itself in yet another self-inflicted privacy debacle.<p>As many as 14 million Facebook users who thought they were posting items they only …

Trump warns Russia to 'get ready' for U.S. strike on Syria, then says it may not be soon

President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that airstrikes against Syria were imminent after a Russian diplomat pledged that U.S. missiles would be shot down and their launch sites targeted. On Thursday, Trump offered a potentially different time frame.<p>"Russia vows to shoot down any and all …

Middle East

China warns U.S. it will defend own trade interests

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has flouted trade rules with an inquiry into intellectual property and China will defend its interests, Vice Premier Liu He told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a telephone call on Saturday, Chinese state media reported.<p>FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen …

China

Saudis Say They Downed A Houthi-Fired Missile Bound For Riyadh

Saudi authorities said Tuesday they intercepted a missile fired from Yemen at the kingdom's capital, Riyadh. Videos on social media purport to show the missile, which Houthi rebels say they had aimed at a Saudi royal palace, exploding in a white cloud over the city's skyline.<p>Citing a spokesman for …

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Jeff Sessions exploring a special counsel to look at Clinton Foundation

Attorney general directs federal prosecutors to ‘evaluate certain issues’ raised by Republicans, including foundation dealings and Obama-era uranium deal<p>Attorney general Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings …

Texas church gunman sent hostile text messages before attack

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack in which he fired at least 450 rounds at helpless worshippers, …

Domestic Violence

NFL says it will ‘vigorously’ fight CTE lawsuit filed by Aaron Hernandez’s family

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease linked to bruising hits on the football field, according to a Boston University study of his …

Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hope mixed with fear Friday on a 60-foot stretch of a bike lane in downtown Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of their loved ones trapped in the four-story-high pile of rubble behind them.<p>On Day 4 of the search for survivors of …

Mexico City

Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated …

United Nations

Online Abuse Will Now Be Taken As Seriously As Face-To-Face Hate Crimes, Says CPS

"This will change the way people view online abuse," Newham councillor Seyi Akiwowo, who was targeted by racist trolls, told BuzzFeed News.<p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today committed to treat online hate crime as seriously as offline offences, while taking into account the potential impact …

Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times. In June, the company poached Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg -- the TV execs behind <i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>The Crown --</i> from …

The Inside Story Of SoundCloud's Collapse

SoundCloud was once a platform beloved by listeners and creators, whose leaders hoped to revolutionize the music industry. Hamstrung by management mistakes and fierce competition, they never did. Here's the story of how it all came crashing down.<p>If you want an example of when SoundCloud’s mission …

Inside the world of Silicon Valley's 'coasters' — the millionaire engineers who get paid gobs of money and barely work

On a sunny summer morning, a Facebook engineer woke up to go to work but felt ill, ran to the bathroom and threw up. "I thought I was getting sick," the engineer recalled.<p>It wasn't a virus or food poisoning. The engineer was having a bad reaction to the thought of going to work.<p>This person was …

Silicon Valley

I Paid $35/Hour To Outsource My Life For A Week

Magic is a personal assistant app aimed at coastal tech types. How would it do with the mundane tasks of my regular-guy life?<p>You may have heard about Magic, the “personal assistant on demand” that acts like a 24/7 concierge for your over-scheduled life.<p>The basic idea behind Magic is to make it seem …

A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens and app that can detect eye disease

The app uses an AI system to identify diabetic retinopathy in photos<p>A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens that, when fitted onto a smartphone and used with an app, can give a preliminary diagnosis for people with diabetic retinopathy, reports <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>. Diabetic retinopathy is the most …

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Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon is making a big bet on physical stores and the business of food.<p>The online retail giant announced Friday that is buying organic grocery chain Whole Foods (WFM) for $13.7 billion in cash. The deal values Whole Foods at $42 a share, 27% higher than where the stock was trading Thursday.<p>Amazon …

Wall Street

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.<p>“I hope you can …

New York Knicks: Derrick Rose Will Be An All-Star in 2016-17

The best recipe for a big season from a talented athlete is: motivation, health and platform. Barring an off-season injury, Derrick Rose will have all three during the 2016-17 campaign. Don’t be shocked when you see him representing the Eastern Conference in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in …

For Knicks, Rose Replaces Calderon With an Entirely Different Game

Knicks are going from a point guard who shoots well and rarely drives to a point guard who shoots relatively poorly and drives constantly<p>Derrick Rose completely changes the character of the Knicks’ offense given his propensity to penetrate defenses and drive into the paint. But his subpar shooting …

Basketball

UK pound plunges as referendum results point to EU exit

LONDON (AP) — The British pound plunged to a 31-year low Friday as results in the country's European Union referendum gave the "leave" side a small …

How Microsoft Predicted The Smartphone's Future

For all of the new hardware and tweaked form factors in the latest generation of smartphones, one thing has remained constant. If you want to do something with your phone you need to open an application, and all of your applications are going to be found in a rectangular grid of icons. Open up an …

Flint scores $9.4 million to help more small business stay brick-and-mortarless

Flint Mobile‘s target audience is the businessperson whose operating equipment is mostly “your phone, keys, and wallet,” CEO and co-founder Greg Goldfarb told VentureBeat.<p>Today the company announced it has landed a $9.4 million round to help businesses keep their equipment inventory low.<p>Founded in …

Bitcoin will be part of the global banking order, says Circle CEO

The future of bitcoin will be determined by central banks, standards bodies and corporate contributors. That’s the view of entrepreneur Jeremy …