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Security beefed up around Europe after Paris attacks

Security measures were stepped up outside French official buildings in various capitals including Vienna, where a international meeting on the conflict in Syria was taking place.<p>Governments also called for heightened vigilance from the general public.<p>Britain's Foreign Office updated its travel …

Utah former lawmaker to be Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor | Reuters

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Former Utah Democratic state lawmaker Jackie Biskupski will become Salt Lake City’s first openly gay mayor after ousting a two-term incumbent in this month’s vote, final election results showed on Tuesday.<p>Biskupski, 49, whose campaign touted her experience working in the …

Ashley Madison hack: 'Most dating websites have been breached and user info sold on the dark web'

The recent attacks on Ashley Madison are not the first security breach of an adult social network or dating website. Scores of other such sites, …

Seattle becomes first U.S. city to let Uber, Lyft drivers unionize

Seattle on Monday became the first city in the nation to allow drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.<p>Supporters erupted into cheers after the City Council voted 8-0 in favor of the legislation, which is seen as a test case for the …

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This city has the most concentrated poverty in America

But some of the homes are crumbling or abandoned, and the parks are empty because a recent spate of shootings in this city has made parents fear for their children's safety.<p>The poverty is more evident a few blocks away, where families are crowded into public housing near the overpass of I-81, an …

Cord Cutting Has Started to Snip Away at Broadband

Cord cutting—the trend to ditch expensive cable or satellite TV packages for streaming services like Netflix—is on the rise, with 15% of Americans …

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Porsche 918 Spyder: The Shape of Supercars to Come

Don't tell Porsche that a carmaker must choose efficiency or performance, but not both. The astonishingly sophisticated 918 Spyder Hybrid smashes that limited line of thinking.<p>Don't tell Porsche that a carmaker must choose efficiency or performance, but not both. The astonishingly sophisticated 918 …

Former NBA Player Rick Fox Buys E-Sports Team Gravity

Three-time National Basketball Association champion Rick Fox is taking a shot at another kind of title. The ex-Laker has bought the e-sports team …

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15 for '15: Done rebuilding, Astros bring home W's

The exact year the Astros' long-term rebuilding plan was to start paying dividends had been up for debate for a while. But even the most optimistic …

Cord-Cutting Is Accelerating

By 2018, 21% of U.S. households won’t pay for traditional TV, eMarketer says<p>By<p>Keach Hagey<p>Keach Hagey<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@keachhagey<p>keach.hagey<p>Google+<p>Keach.Hagey@wsj.com<p>The media industry may be in for a rude awakening. Television companies have been trying to reassure investors lately …

After years of hype, cord cutting is finally real. But is it a revolution?

Cord cutting is finally real. And with that comes an admission on just how wrong I was for the last few years.<p>I was a skeptic that this would happen …

ESPN has lost more than $2 billion because of cord cutting

We are starting to get a better look at just how much of an impact people ditching cable television, or "cord cutting," has had on the biggest network of them all, ESPN, and the cost is in the billions.<p>A recent regulatory filing confirmed what some had already estimated, that ESPN has lost about …

Don’t Cry For Comcast: Your Cable Company Will Be Just Fine Without You, Cord-Cutters

We know you’re worried, so we’ll come out and tell it to you straight: Your cable company is going to be fine. In fact, veteran media analyst Craig …

Public Health England under fire for saying e-cigarettes are 95% safer

Editorial in Lancet medical journal criticises PHE for basing its advice on research funded by organisations with links to the tobacco industry<p>Public Health England has come under fire for basing its advice on the safety of e-cigarettes on research funded by organisations with links to the tobacco …

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Experts criticise Public Health England e-cigarettes review

Several researchers have questioned robustness of data and pointed to links between some of those involved and the tobacco industry<p>Claims by a government-funded agency that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than smoking arose from a meeting of 12 people, some with links to the tobacco industry, …