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24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Skin Care

Rex Tillerson Must Go

“If he does remain, it will be yet another sign of the collapse of self respect among those who are now willing to serve in senior positions in government.”<p>There is nothing more to be said about the depth of Donald Trump’s ignorance or his more consequential lack of character—his selfishness, his …

North Korea

Naked Mona Lisa By Da Vinci, Discovered In France, Is Rocking The Art World

It’s entitled ‘Joconde Nue’ and ’Monna Vanna,’ and French scientists studying the charcoal drawing of a topless woman with a face similar to that of the Mona Lisa, the best known portrait in the world exposed at the Louvre Museum in Paris, believe it was at least partially painted by Leonardo Da …

Mona Lisa

Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, speaking to U.S. governors this weekend, told the political leaders that artificial intelligence poses an "existential threat" to human civilization.<p>At the bipartisan National Governors Association in Rhode Island, Musk also spoke about energy sources, his own electric car …

Elon Musk

China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base

<b>(CNN) —</b> China has dispatched troops to Djibouti in advance of formally establishing the country's first overseas military base.<p>Two Chinese Navy warships left the port of Zhanjiang on Tuesday, taking an undisclosed number of military personnel on the journey across the Indian Ocean.<p>An editorial …

China
Chuck Grassley
Immigration

Trump faces a tough task in unwinding Obama's Cuba policy

President Obama’s 2014 easing of U.S. policy toward Cuba helped funnelAmericantravel dollars into military-linked tourism conglomerates even as state security agents waged a fierce crackdown on dissent.<p>The rapprochement also poured hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. spending into privately …

Cuba

Honda adds CarPlay to its 2018 Fit Sport

It’s getting easier to find new cars that offer Apple’s CarPlay feature, but it’s still not standard on every new model yet. Honda is expanding which models it offers CarPlay on, however, by bringing CarPlay to its new 2018 Fit for the first time.<p>For 2018, the Fit is offered in LX, EX, and EX-L …

Honda

Einstein called it: Gravitational waves found again, 3 billion light years away

More cool news from outer space: For just the third time ever, scientists have detected gravitational waves, the strange ripples in space-time first foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago.<p>The phenomenon occurs when two black holes collide and then merge with each other, releasing energy in the …

California Landslide Buries Big Sur Highway Under Rocks and Dirt

A landslide in California’s Big Sur buried a portion of the state’s coastal Highway 1 under 40 feet of rocks and dirt.<p>The landslide covers a quarter …

California

American cuts coach legroom in new 737s arriving later this year

Jackie Robinson

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Top 3 performers from WBC's Pool A

The first pool of play in the World Baseball Classic is complete, and it ended in exciting fashion Thursday when Korea defeated Chinese Taipei 11-8 …

Baseball

World Baseball Classic 2017 scores: Israel beats Netherlands 4-2 to win Pool A

Tournament qualifier advances to second round with three straight wins<p>Israel continued its undefeated run on Wednesday night, beating Netherlands 4-2 at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea to win Pool A of the World Baseball Classic, finishing the first-round undefeated at 3-0.<p>Both Israel and …

Google Maps lets you save and share favorite places with launch of Lists

Google Maps is today rolling out a new feature to all users on iOS and Android devices that will allow you to make lists of places that you can star, save and share with friends. There are three different lists types built in at launch – “Favorites,” “Starred Places,” and “Want to Go” – the latter …

Elizabeth Warren probes Goldman Sachs' ties to Trump White House

The market value of Goldman Sachs soared by $4 billion last Friday as President Trump signed an order to begin the process of dismantling Dodd-Frank, with former Goldman president Gary Cohn standing behind him.<p>Cohn just walked away from Goldman Sachs with $285 million to become Trump's top economic …

Donald Trump

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts released Thursday.<p>The experts say the decline could be due to late …

Biodiversity

Bank of America Has Opened 3 Employee-Free Branches

Bank of America Corp has opened three completely automated branches over the past month, where customers can use ATMs and have video conferences with …

GOP senators blanch at Trump’s latest defense of Putin

A trio of Republican senators reacted sharply Sunday to President Trump’s latest apparent defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin, rejecting Trump’s suggestion in an interview that America cannot claim moral superiority to Putin’s Russia.<p>Trump’s remarks came in an interview with Fox News …

Russia

Swastika scrawlings unnerve three US cities

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police are investigating a flurry of swastika vandalism over the weekend in three major US cities.<p>Chicago Police released a surveillance video Saturday that shows a man smashing the front window of a synagogue and placing swastikas on the front door.<p>In the video, the suspect pulls up to the …

CNN

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

Donald Trump
Democratic Party

First on the White House agenda – the collapse of the global order. Next, war?

Trump’s allies yearn to wreck alliances that have kept the peace for decades. Progressives must preserve them<p>Donald Trump doesn’t read books. He leaves that to his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the man rapidly emerging as the true power behind the gaudy Trump throne. Given Bannon’s influence – he …

Geopolitics

Once again, the ACLU takes its place on the front lines of a liberal resistance

Lawyers aren't usually this popular, but these weren't your usual lawyers. Outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn last weekend, a crowd of hundreds throbbed with jittery energy, chanting like soccer fans as they awaited the end of a court hearing inside, clearly favoring one side: "A-C-L-U, we …

Rights & Freedoms

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Immigration

François Hollande leads attacks on Donald Trump at EU summit

EU leaders line up to criticise new US president’s early actions as they arrive for talks in Malta<p>François Hollande has led a series of damning attacks on Donald Trump by EU leaders arriving at a summit in Malta to discuss the future of the union.<p>The French president described recent comments by …