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Google retires DoubleClick, AdWords brand names

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google announced on Wednesday the biggest-ever rebranding of its advertising software, retiring the DoubleClick and AdWords brands to streamline entry points for advertisers and ad sellers.<p>Google executives said its fees are not changing, and no …

AdWords

Artists and illustrators blast Trump’s immigration policies

In a week of head-spinning news, these images make clear the tragedies being wrought by the Trump administration.<p>Days after Trump signed an executive order to end family separation, in response to immense public backlash, thousands of children remain in custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs …

Pictures of the Week 6.22.18

Twitter buys and shuts down anti-troll service, leaving customers in a bind

Twitter announced yesterday that they had purchased Smyte. Smyte was a San Francisco-based technology company that specialized in safety, spam, and security issues.<p>Today, we’re very excited to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire Smyte, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in …

By threatening Canada on trade, Trump risks the greatest defense partnership in US history

As Donald Trump joins a hostile G7 meeting in Quebec City today, an old friendship is on the line.<p>Relations between the US and other G7 nations have waxed and waned, but since WWII, Americans and Canadians have slept soundly under the protection of a friendly US-Canadian bond that spans 5,500 miles …

Tariffs

US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016, according to research published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, the government report finds.<p>More …

Mental Health

The Vivid Sydney Festival of Light in Pictures

Australia

Fox News Host Neil Cavuto Tells Trump He Stinks In Fiery Takedown

"I guess you’re too busy draining the swamp to ever stop and smell the stink you’re creating."<p>Fox News host Neil Cavuto had some harsh words for Donald Trump on Thursday: Mr. President, you stink.<p>The host listed some of Trump’s worst lies and misstatements, including claiming there was widespread …

Donald Trump

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

The secret world of babies

This lab is revealing the hidden workings of babies’ brains… and could prove key in getting earlier support to children who have neurological differences like autism.<p>I am sitting in a lab in London, holding my wriggling baby son in my arms, while two scientists gently try to remove a …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

50+ Drawing Ideas That Will Get You Sketching Right Now

Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this …

Sketching

Judy Blame, Punk Iconoclast, Has Died at 58

It says something about just how influential the stylist and punk iconoclast Judy Blame, who died on Monday at age 58, became in his decades-long career that soon after he ran away from home to London at 17, punks from England to New York couldn't remember whether the song "Judy Is a Punk" was the …

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators.<p>The attorney, Alex van der …

Corruption

We Locked Four Experts in a Room Until They Solved Immigration

Your move, Congress.<p>It’s a problem that has eluded top statesmen for nearly two decades: what to do with the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors—children who grew up in the U.S. going to American schools, living in American cities and towns and otherwise living more or …

Immigration

No one told Babe Ruth he had cancer, but his death changed the way we fight it

Wikimedia<p>The Great Bambino’s treatment came at a major turning point in medicine.<p>George Herman Ruth was sick. It had all started with a deep, searing pain behind his left eye. Now, he could hardly swallow. And the pain seemed to be seeping down his body, like an invisible weight tugging at his hips …

Cancer

100 years ago, Charlie Chaplin began work in his new studio

<i>One in a series remembering the Los Angeles Times' 100-plus years of covering Hollywood.</i><p><i>One hundred years ago this week, The Times' Grace Kingsley and cartoonist Gale (Edmund Waller "Ted" Gale) visited Charlie Chaplin's new film studio on La Brea Avenue. Chaplin had recently agreed to a</i> …

These 12 Bookstores Are Worth Traveling for

As long as books have existed, so too has the concept that reading one is like traveling without leaving your seat. Let us make the argument, though, for being transported both mentally and physically. In the age of Amazon, it’s nothing short of inspiring to see some of the most distinctively …

Dolores O’Riordan: A Life in Pictures

Government shutdown 2018: All 18 previous government shutdowns, explained

Congressional leaders once let funding expire because they didn’t want to miss a fundraiser.<p>If Congress does nothing, then at midnight on Friday, January 19, the federal government will shut down. And with no deal in sight on funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program or offering relief to …

How to Turn a Red State Purple (Democrats Not Required)

A tiny group of political renegades is transforming one of the reddest states in the country through a surprising strategy: ignoring their own party. Could it work elsewhere?<p>On May 23, 2012, after finishing final exams at the end of his junior year at Yale, a 23-year-old named Jonathan …

99% of These Sea Turtles Are Turning Female—Here’s Why

At the Pacific Ocean's largest green sea turtle rookery, a crisis is unfolding, likely thanks to warming temperatures. Will this become a global problem?<p>The turtle wranglers landed on Ingram Island thinking about sex and heat.<p>Pacific green sea turtles spend years cruising this northern Australia …

Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick: A Brief, White-Hot, and Totally Doomed Romance

Beautiful, rich, and deeply damaged, Edie Sedgwick was the avatar of Andy Warhol’s desires. In 1965, as Pop art’s prince moved from painting into film, he made Sedgwick his superstar—his Marilyn—until the relationship imploded.<p>They were one of the great romances of the 1960s. Pop art’s golden …

See Rare Photographs Of Prince Before He Was Prince, and Just 19 Years Old

It's been 40 years since the photographer Robert Whitman heard an early demo of Prince's song "Soft and Wet," and became so taken with the musicians that he agreed to photograph him for a couple of Minneapolis music managers—even though at that point Prince Rogers Nelson, as he was then known, was …

High Heels

We spend most of the year eating really, really old apples. Why do they taste so good?

How about them apples? Them apples are older than you think.<p>By all rights, we shouldn’t be eating apples in the dead of winter. Every bite you take from that juicy Honeycrisp is an affront to Mother Nature. We are defying her will and her seasons.<p>It’s fantastic.<p>You probably don’t often consider how …

Kitchens

Neil deGrasse Tyson Brilliantly Trolls Flat-Earthers With 1 Hilarious Image

Here's a view of the moon you'll never see.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson has something he’d like the flat-Earthers to see.<p>Or rather, it’s something they’ll never see... and neither will anyone else, at least not in the real world.<p>The astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American …

Flat Earth Society

Jimi Hendrix: 10 Great Pre-Fame Tracks

The Isley Brothers, “Testify” (Part 1 & 2) (1964)<p>Towards the end of 1963, Hendrix was based in Nashville playing with a group called the King Kasuals …

Twenty-six words we don’t want to lose

After academics picked out 30 words that have been ‘lost’ from the English language, self-confessed ‘word geek’ Paul Anthony Jones reveals obscure yet delightful terms that also need to be saved from falling into disuse.<p>He sits next to a bookcase, flicking through titles long out of print. Like a …

Language

How Hiroshima rose from the ashes

A remarkable series of events is ensuring that Hiroshima will go down in history for far more inspirational reasons than the A-bomb.<p>On a torrid August day in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, lotus flowers were blooming in the pond surrounding the Peace Bell. A party of elementary school children in …

Japan

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

The amazing life of Australia’s ‘million-dollar mermaid’

The extraordinary Australian woman broke records in the swimming pool before becoming a vaudeville performer, fitness guru and Hollywood actress.<p>The Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre resides in a large public park in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville, surrounded by a flat grassy expanse dotted with …

Swimming Pools