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How U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.

While the White House has said the breach only affected an …

White House

Plans to turn Leaning Tower of Pisa into luxury hotel

Proposed hotel - to be called 3.99 Degrees – would provide Pisa's cash-strapped local authorities with much-needed extra revenue, which would in turn be used to help preserve the world famous landmark

Italian authorities are under fire over controversial plans that could see the Leaning Tower of …

Luxury Lifestyle

US lifts arms embargo on Egypt

Supply of military equipment to Egypt resumes after it was frozen when the military took power in Cairo two years ago.

The United States has announced it is lifting its hold on the supply of military equipment to Egypt, which was frozen when the military took power in Cairo nearly two years ago.

The …

Weeknight Dinner Solution: 9 Sophisticated, but Easy Recipes

We know that weeknight dinners can be a pain. After a long day at the office, the last thing on our minds is what to have for dinner...until it’s too …


Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

The thinking about alcohol dependence used to be black and white. There was a belief that there were two kinds of drinkers: alcoholics and everyone else.

"But that dichotomy — yes or no, you have it or you don't — is inadequate," says Dr. John Mariani, who researches substance abuse at Columbia …


The NSA's plan: improve cybersecurity by cyber-attacking everyone else

The National Security Agency want to be able to hack more people, vacuum up even more of your internet records and have the keys to tech companies’ encryption – and, after 18 months of embarrassing inaction from Congress on surveillance reform, the NSA is now lobbying it for more powers, not …


If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells

Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.

Nervous …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Stephen King not backing down on demand for LePage apology

Horror writer Stephen King is proving to be as tenacious as some of his more sinister characters in seeking an apology from Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

LePage used his radio address last week to make his case for eliminating Maine's income tax. He said states without an income tax, such as Florida, have …

Police praise stabbed pregnant woman

When Longmont, Colorado, police officer Billy Sawyer responded to a 911 call from a pregnant woman who was stabbed and had her fetus ripped out, he wasn't prepared for what they would see.

"She was barely conscious. It was very hard to keep her attention at the moment," Sawyer told CNN's Erin …


Defiant Sen. Menendez declares, "I am not going anywhere"

A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez declared, “I am not going anywhere,” Friday night as the Justice Department prepares to charge the New Jersey Democrat with corruption counts over allegations he used his office to help a Democratic donor.

The Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges …

Conservative News

White House scrambles to answer when they learned of Clinton email habits

What did the White House know and when did they know it?

That timeline got murkier on Friday as the White House struggled to respond to mounting questions over Hillary Clinton's private email use. The heat was turned up after Politico reported that top White House officials knew back in August that …


Laser weapon blasts through truck

Lockheed Martin, the defense and security technology company, demonstrated the power of its Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) laser weapon system by blasting a small truck in a recent field test. According to the company, the demonstration was the highest power ever documented by this kind …

"Herbie The Love Bug" sold for $32,100

The world’s most famous water “bug” has surfaced on Ebay.

One of the Volkswagen Beetles built for the “Herbie the Love Bug” movie franchise was sold Thursday on the auction site for $32,100.

It was featured in the 1980 film “Herbie Goes Bananas” and was one of two specially built for a scene where it …


Students at UC Irvine vote to ban American flag

Students at the University of California, Irvine have voted to make their school a more “culturally inclusive” place by banning the American flag.

The Associated Students of University of California (ASUCI) passed a resolution March 3 that would remove the Stars & Stripes along with every other flag …

Ohio terrorism suspect wanted to shoot Obama in head

A man accused of plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol said in an interview with an Ohio television station if he hadn’t been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Obama in the head.

Christopher Lee Cornell called into WXIX-TV in Cincinnati from a Kentucky jail and confessed …


Touring the private Ferrari collection of David Lee

David Lee isn't Southern California's most famous Ferrari collector, but he might be its most determined.

The watch and jewelry magnate has curated a stable of the Italian exotics, which he houses in a private garage in the San Gabriel Valley.

Currently in the collection of red racers is a complete …

David Lee

Samsung Galaxy S6 sacrificed what it does best in its war with Apple

The announcement of Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones has caused quite a stir, with a new design, interesting features, and a stripped back approach – but the company has lost what made its phones different in its war with Apple.

Samsung has been the dominant player in the smartphone …

Should every educator be an “innovator”?

Having a conversation with an administrator, and talking about the notion of the “innovator’s mindset“, they asked me if I thought every educator …


Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified

You’ve probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.

The finding comes from a Hewlett Packard internal report, and has been quoted in Lean In, The Confidence Code and dozens of articles. It’s …

Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential ambitions 'reflected' in recent decisions

Marco Rubio isn’t quite ready to say he is running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016.

“I think that’s reflected in both our travel and some of the staffing decisions that we’ve made,” the Florida senator said. “We – if in fact I make that final …

Hillary’s foreign fundraising mess: Even the liberal press is fed up

It’s not surprising that Hillary Clinton was the constant target of attacks at CPAC, second only to Barack Obama.

What was striking is how many of those barbs involved foreign money. And that didn’t require much explanation.

I was in the audience when Ted Cruz joked that the former secretary of State …

Saudi Arabia gives top prize to cleric who blames George Bush for 9/11

An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an “inside job” received one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for “service to Islam”.

Zakir Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation in India, was one of five recipients of the King Faisal international prize …

Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensor should be better than Touch ID

Ever since the iPhone 5S came out in 2013, Apple has had one feature no one could match: Touch ID. Samsung has just caught up with its new Galaxy S6, but in a few months a new technology from Qualcomm will likely best both of them.

Qualcomm has announced a new fingerprint reader that uses ultrasonic …


Nurse Treated For Ebola To Sue Texas Hospital

Nurse Nina Pham tells the Dallas Morning News that while she is Ebola free, she suffers residual effects from contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Pham's patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was the first person in the United States …


Google is becoming a wireless carrier

Soon, you will be able to buy a smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile -- but with Google Wireless.

Google will start selling cell phone service, the company's products chief Sundar Pichai announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Google will formally announce its …


Are humans getting cleverer?

IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?

It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …


Iraqi army and militia begin assault on Isis strongholds north of Baghdad

Iraq’s armed forces, backed by Shia militia, have begun a fresh campaign to wrest control and “liberate” Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, now a stronghold of Islamic State (Isis), the country’s prime minister has said.

The long-promised battle for Tikrit and the province of Salahuddin, north of …

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: 13 things to know

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphones have powerful processors, very high resolution screens and a new metal and glass design – but sacrifices have been made in pursuit of premium materials and a curved screen in Samsung’s war with Apple.

1. To curve, or not to curve

Samsung has not one, but …

In Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, a message for Israel

The setting will be a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, but Benjamin Netanyahu's most crucial audience may be the one back home: the Israeli electorate.

The Israeli prime minister's planned speech on Tuesday, two weeks before Israel's general elections, is dominating the country's political …

Middle East

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.

That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …