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Donald Trump agrees to $25-million settlement in lawsuits against Trump University

A $25-million settlement was reached Friday resolving three fraud lawsuits filed against Donald Trump and his now-defunct Trump University, averting the prospect of a trial for the president-elect.<p>The settlement covers two class-action suits filed in San Diego and a third suit brought by the New …

New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

<b>Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past 10 years according to a new study.</b><p>The African Elephant Status report says that poaching is the main driver of the fall, the worst losses in 25 years.<p>However the authors say that long-term issues such as the loss of habitat …

EgyptAir Flight Data Shows Smoke Detected in Bathroom Before Crash

Data transmitted from a doomed EgyptAir flight minutes before it fell off radar screens suggests a fire had broken out on board the plane, according to an aviation industry website.<p>AvHerald.com is reporting that data transmissions from EgyptAir Flight 804 to ground stations show smoke was detected …

EgyptAir Flight MS804 Crashed in Deep Seas Near Underwater Mountains

LONDON — Investigators searching for wreckage from EgyptAir Flight MS804 may face similar problems to those seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines jet — including tough terrain on the ocean floor and deep, heavy seas, experts said Friday.<p>Floating debris and personal belongings have been found in the …

Oklahoma Legislators Just Voted to Make Abortion a Felony

Terrifying news out of Oklahoma: state legislators there passed a bill today that would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to …

U.S. Supreme Court

What Travelers Need to Know About Missing EgyptAir Flight MS804

This morning, an EgyptAir flight traveling overnight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport disappeared en route to Cairo International Airport. After …

Airplanes

From Candles to Cookbooks, 43 Perfect Gifts for Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day—no matter your current adult age—your mom no doubt deserves a token of gratitude for all that she does. But where to start? Is she a chef with a penchant for Florentine cuisine? Or perhaps a constant collector of chinaware with a well-honed eye? As tricky as these niches may seem, …

Sidewalk Labs is making a tool to prep cities for self-driving cars

Google's 'smart city' spin-off has a new platform called Flow<p>Sidewalk Labs, the "smart city" company spun off from Google last year, unveiled a new tool Thursday it built to help cities better manage traffic congestion, parking problems, and ultimately prepare themselves for the expected onslaught …

US urges immediate release of student sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

Punishment of Otto Warmbier is ‘unduly harsh’, says state department as experts decry ‘kangaroo court’ and political motivations<p>The sentencing of 21-year-old US student Otto Warmbier to 15 years’ hard labour in North Korea was “unduly harsh”, the US state department has said, as it called for his …

Care company MiHomecare could face legal action over wages

<b>A major care company could be facing a bill for hundreds of thousands of pounds for non-payment of the minimum wage.</b><p>MiHomecare could face a group action lawsuit by care workers after it paid £1,250 to a carer in an out of court settlement.<p>Caroline Barlow had sued the company for not paying for her …

The lawsuit that claimed to be filed by the Uber driver accused in the Kalamazoo shooting is a hoax

The Uber driver accused of killing six people during a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has now filed suit against the ride-hailing company and is asking for $10 million in damages.<p>Hand-written and sent from his prison cell in Kalamazoo, Jason Dalton, 45, claims that he worked for years for …

Doggie DNA startup wants to learn about human diseases from dog drool

Embark’s tests will inform owners about their dog’s disease risk and ancestry<p>Finally there’s a use for dog drool: this spring, a new startup called Embark plans to launch a DNA testing kit for dogs that will tell owners about their canine’s ancestry, and disease risk. That’s not all the founders …

Experts Say There’s a Herpes-Alzheimer's Link

Dementia experts are warning that Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by herpes and other viruses.<p>A team of 31 scientists and clinicians wrote an …

Alzheimer's Disease

Spain seizes 20,000 ISIS, al-Nusra uniforms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities in Spain have seized 20,000 uniforms and supplies "able to equip an army" of jihadi fighters, Spain's Interior Ministry announced on Thursday.<p>READ: U.S. Special Forces team captures ISIS operative<p>The uniforms were confiscated in a police operation that led to the neutralization …

North Korea: Kim Jong-un orders nuclear weapons readied for use 'at any time'

Leader reportedly tells military to adopt ‘pre-emptive’ posture after imposition of toughest UN sanctions to date<p>North Korea should be ready to use nuclear weapons “at any time” in the face of a growing threat from its enemies, leader Kim Jong-un has decreed in a further escalation of tensions on …

North Korea

Trump was center of attention and attacks in GOP debate

Billionaire Donald Trump entered Thursday night’s GOP debate as the race’s front-runner — but he spent much of the night on the defensive, struggling to explain his positions to skeptical moderators, arguing with his rivals, even trying to drown out their arguments with shouted insults.<p>“I won 10 …

Republicans

Boy finds 3,400-year-old figurine in Israel

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 7-year-old Israeli boy is being hailed after finding a piece of history during a day trip to an archeological site.<p>READ: Bronze Age wheel found at "Britain's Pompeii"<p>Ori Greenhut was climbing a mound at Tel Rehov with friends when he came across a covered figurine, said the Israel …

Archaeology

Proposed truce accepted by Syrian government, opposition

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's government on Tuesday accepted a proposed U.S.-Russian cease-fire that is to go into effect later this week, but …

Sony could reveal 'Smart Ear' wireless earbud on Monday

Tiny headset is said to feature smart assistant features like the Moto Hint<p>Sony had a quiet, more focused CES, but it looks like the company is about to make some waves at Mobile World Congress with its first entry into the growing market of truly wireless earbuds. A press render of a device …

'Electronic blood' aims to cool and power computer chips

IBM Research in Zurich is experimenting with "electronic blood" - a fluid that both powers and cools computer chips.<p>The research is modelled on how the brain works and was previously developed by Nasa in the 1970s.<p>BBC Click's LJ Rich visited the lab to find out more.<p><b>More at</b> BBC.com/Click <b>and</b> …

Apple asks Supreme Court not to hear Samsung’s latest appeal, says the case is closed

In the patent battle that feels as if it will never end, Apple has today asked the Supreme Court not to review Samsung’s latest appeals request in the two companies’ ongoing patent feud. Back in December, it was announced that Apple and Samsung had reached a $548 million settlement, but with a …

Spread of bee disease 'largely manmade'

<b>The global trade in bees is driving a pandemic that threatens hives and wild bees, UK scientists say.</b><p>A deadly bee disease has spread worldwide through imports of infected honeybees, according to genetic evidence.<p>Stricter controls are needed to protect bees from other emerging diseases, researchers …

Marco Rubio becomes early hope for mainstream U.S. Republicans

EXETER, N.H./MILFORD, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, emerging from the first presidential nominating contest in Iowa as the leading Republican mainstream contender, portrayed himself in New Hampshire on Tuesday as the party’s best hope to recapture the White House.<p>Marco Rubio waves to …

Government

Rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania could be ‘target’ for poachers

A white giraffe with a genetic skin condition has been photographed at a national park in Tanzania, with experts fearing she could become a target for poachers<p>A rare white giraffe with a genetic condition which means many of her body surface cells are incapable of making pigment has been …

Interpol most-wanted arrested at Subway sandwich shop 500 yards from Wiltshire Police HQ

Piotr Kupiec - wanted by Polish police on charges of causing death by manslaughter or murder - held by officers just a short walk from Wiltshire police station<p>A murder suspect listed on Interpol's wanted list has been arrested at the Subway sandwich store where he worked - 500 yards from a police …

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

Obama warns against giving into election year cynicism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that …

ISIS’ looting of the Middle East is 'the largest-scale mass destruction of cultural heritage since' WWII

This not only provides a significant source of income for the terrorist group, but it also represents a systematic destruction of the region's cultural heritage. And it's difficult for authorities to recover stolen artifacts or prevent their sale on the black market, according to a report in The …

New Ebola guidelines: Aggressive care needed for kids

When the Ebola virus outbreak erupted in West Africa in 2014, children infected with the virus—particularly those under age 5—faced overwhelming …

Disease