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An Eye Infection Found in Contact Lens Wearers Can Cause Blindness

"It's a shitty disease to get."<p>A group of ophthalmologists recently identified an outbreak of <i>Acanthamoeba</i> keratitis, a nasty amoebic infection that …

Contact Lenses

Navy vet's body found after he's reported missing during Hawaiian honeymoon

Video<p>Veteran found dead on honeymoon in Hawaii<p>The body of a Navy veteran who went missing while on his Hawaiian honeymoon was found Friday, authorities said.<p>Maui police said a volunteer found the body of Stephen Kramar, 27, on a hillside a half-mile from the resort where he and his bride were …

Hiking Trail

Graham: Ford’s testimony won’t change my vote

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday the testimony of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser won’t change his mind, no matter what she says.<p>“You can’t bring it in a criminal court, you would never sue civilly, you couldn’t even get a warrant,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace. “What am I supposed …

Lindsey Graham

Nick Kroll's Netflix series 'Big Mouth' is the candid conversation about sex you never had as a teen

Nick Kroll, surprisingly, doesn't remember much from sex ed.<p>You'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise if you've watched <i>Big Mouth</i>, Kroll's animated …

United Nations

McConnell called Trump to say Kavanaugh tweets weren't helpful

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the woman who came forward accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the President on Friday to say his tweets did not help, two people familiar with the call …

Donald Trump

Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing

WASHINGTON — The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers has committed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, setting up a potentially explosive confrontation unlike any seen in decades with the future of the Supreme …

Congressional Committees

How T-Mobile plans to use 5G to challenge traditional ISPs

In June, T-Mobile announced its plans to merge with Sprint to form the “New T-Mobile.” As part of that merger, the new company will leverage the …

T-Mobile

Japan successfully lands robot rovers on an asteroid's surface

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Japanese space agency JAXA said it made history Saturday by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid.<p>"The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data," a JAXA statement said after the rovers separated from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft and landed on …

Aerospace

Republicans worry Kavanaugh allegation could drive suburban women away in midterms

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republicans were already concerned that sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could turn off suburban women and lead to bigger losses in the midterm elections.<p>And then President Donald Trump tweeted.<p>Taking direct aim at the credibility of …

Voting

Iran's Rouhani: Donald Trump will fail just like Saddam Hussein

US leader will fail in his confrontation with Tehran, says Iran's president in speech marking the end of Iran-Iraq war.<p>Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran just like Saddam Hussein, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said.<p>The Iranian leader, referring to the 1980-88 war between the …

Trump Administration

Surprisingly Close Texas Senate Race Sparks Testy Debate For Cruz, O'Rourke

It was more duel than debate Friday night in Dallas as Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke went after each other from the start. Snappy and heavy on snark, Cruz and O'Rourke held nothing back in the first of three debates.<p>Friday's focus was domestic policy, and the …

Senate Race

These Are the Cheapest (and Most Expensive) European Cities for Travelers to Visit

Getting to Europe is the easy part, but knowing which countries fit into your budget is harder.<p>With insanely cheap flights from low-cost carriers and …

Transit

Trump Administration Says Will Revoke Work Permits to H4 Visa Holders Within 3 Months

The Trump administration has told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa users, a significant majority of whom are …

Trump Administration

Why Ancestry.com suddenly redid its ethnicity estimates, and why it will likely happen again

SAN FRANCISCO — Ancestry.com recently began releasing new estimates for tests that promise to trace people's ethnic origins, resulting in a flurry of anxious social media posts when this dramatically changed their ancestral homelands.<p>Some users were peeved to suddenly hear they were more French …

San Francisco

The Fix - New York Rep. Chris Lee resigns from the House

New York Rep. Chris Lee has resigned his seat. Photo by Derek Gee/Buffalo News<p>Rep. <b>Chris Lee</b> (R-N.Y.) resigned from the House Wednesday evening effective immediately, an announcement that came just hours after a Web site reported that the married congressman had sent a shirtless image of himself to …

Elections

Houseguest taped himself sexually abusing child in Mount Prospect: prosecutors

A man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly recorded himself sexually abusing a child during a visit someone’s home in northwest suburban Mount …

Hacker gets a whopping 14 years in prison for running Scan4You service

Ruslan Bondars run a "VirusTotal-for-crooks" operation from 2009 to 2017.<p>Ruslan Bondars, a 37-year-old man from Latvia was sentenced to a whopping 14 …

Trend Micro

'The president needs to know it is all a setup': Trump's media allies are warning him not to fire Rod Rosenstein after bombshell NYT report

President Donald Trump's allies in the media are divided on how to defuse the bombshell report in which deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein allegedly floated the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment to evict President Donald Trump from the White House, and allegedly suggested wearing a wire to …

Donald Trump

Not so fast: Trump now asks Justice watchdog to review Russia probe documents

President Donald Trump on Friday put the brakes on his plan to declassify and release documents and texts related to the federal investigation of his …

Donald Trump

Apple Stores Experiencing 'Global' Issue With iPhone and Apple Watch Reservation Pickups

We're hearing from a number of readers over the past hour or so that Apple's retail stores are having problems completing in-store reservation pickups for the new iPhone and Apple Watch models. Multiple customers have been told there is a "global" issue affecting Apple's systems and we're hearing …

Apple Watch

Susan Collins 'appalled' by Trump's tweet about Christine Blasey Ford

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Susan Collins said she is "appalled" by a tweet from President Donald Trump disparaging the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.<p>The Maine Republican called the statement from the President "inappropriate and wrong."<p>"I was appalled by …

Donald Trump

U.S. preparing 'actions' in coming days against Venezuela: Pompeo to Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a "series of actions" in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Friday.<p>"You'll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure …

Nicolás Maduro

Grassley Extends Negotiation Deadline for Christine Blasey Ford

WASHINGTON — After a tense night of legal brinkmanship, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee late Friday told lawyers for the woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault that they can have until 2:30 p.m. Saturday to negotiate the terms of their client’s testimony …

Donald Trump

In Reversal, Trump No Longer Demands Declassification of Russia Documents

WASHINGTON — In a rare retreat, President Trump on Friday reversed himself and said he was no longer demanding that documents related to the Russia investigation be immediately declassified and released to the public.<p>Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, Mr. Trump said that instead of an immediate …

U.S. Department of Justice

Apple’s New Smartwatch Can Only Monitor Your Heart in the U.S.

Shoppers queuing up to buy Apple Inc.’s latest smartwatch anywhere but the U.S. face an uncertain wait before they can use the product’s …

Tim Cook

T-Mobile starts to detail in-home 5G goals, plans to take on Charter and Comcast

T-Mobile wants to take on two of the biggest internet companies in the country with its in-home 5G service<p>Back in June, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that as part of their intended merger, they were planning to offer in-home internet based on 5G service, with the goal of becoming the fourth largest …

T-Mobile

PayPal bans Infowars for promoting hate

PayPal will no longer do business with Infowars, according to a post on the conspiracy theory site this morning. PayPal broke the news in an email to Infowars yesterday, saying the company had conducted a comprehensive review of the Infowars site and found that it “promoted hate and discriminatory …

Seth Rich

California becomes first state to bar restaurants from automatically handing out straws

A new law bars California restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws with drinks, starting next year.<p>The bill, which only applies to full-service restaurants, was signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday. Customers who want a plastic straw still will be able to …

Top 10

Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay

Scientists have discovered that, as far as arteries are concerned, inflammation can be both good and bad. In its well-known bad role, it can aid …

Airline Passengers Bleed From Ears and Nose After Crew Forgets to Pressurize Cabin

If you’re already nervous about flying, you may want to skip this story. Passengers on Jet Airways Flight 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur, India, recently …

Jet Airways