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Arizona official waters down state’s science education standards

Never mention "change over time" by its name.<p>In Arizona, the state's superintendent of public instruction has led a campaign to remove evolution from …

Education

How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Jackson's musical achievements are legend: the first artist to win eight Grammys in one night; the first artist to sell more than a million digital tracks in one week.<p>His impact on dance has been just as powerful. Fans around the world have tried to imitate his smooth slides and …

Michael Jackson

Tutima Tempostopp Flyback Chronograph: A Moving Homage To The History Of Glashütte (Archive)

The Tutima Tempostopp flyback chronograph was one of my biggest Baselworld 2017 surprises and is simply an outstanding timepiece, both inside and out …

Watches

New Release: Bremont Adds Four New Models to its Sea, Land and Air Collection

DEPLOYANT - the watch magazine for collectors, by collectorsWhile its heritage and DNA are deeply rooted in aviation, Bremont’s other timepiece …

Watches

Reviving Zenith’s sports range with the Defy Classic

DEPLOYANT - the watch magazine for collectors, by collectorsZenith relaunched the Defy collection at Baselworld 2017 with a futuristic high-beat …

Watches

IN-DEPTH: the Drive de Cartier Extra Flat in steel — driving the value proposition

The story in a second: A lot of value for not a lot of case. Though “perceived value” has become the new marketing-speak of the last couple of years …

Watches

Longines - Record Automatic Chronometer in Rose Gold

At Baselworld 2018, <b>Longines</b> expanded its Record collection with several models including two new <b>Record Automatic Chronometer</b> references in rose gold …

Watches

EPA bars three reporters from covering meeting; one says she was shoved by a guard

Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency barred reporters from three news organizations, allegedly shoving one out of the building, after they had sought to cover a meeting attended by other journalists Tuesday.<p>The incident occurred at a summit on water contamination at the EPA’s …

Journalism

How Boots Riley Infiltrated Hollywood

When Boots Riley was done writing the screenplay for his comedy, he figured he needed several name actors and a budget of a few million dollars to actually get it made. He spent decades working as a community organizer, activist and as the frontman of a leftist hip-hop group called the Coup. Riley …

Tessa Thompson

‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security

The president has kept features at risk for hacking and resisted efforts by staff to inspect the phones he uses for tweeting.<p>President Donald Trump uses a White House cellphone that isn’t equipped with sophisticated security features designed to shield his communications, according to two senior …

Donald Trump

A monkey gets free at the San Antonio airport

<b>(CNN) —</b> A monkey that was being transported escaped its cage Monday afternoon and briefly ran loose at San Antonio International Airport, officials said.<p>The monkey had just arrived on an American Airlines flight from Chicago when it made a break, according to CNN affiliate KSAT.<p>The airport …

American Airlines

Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

<b>Updated at 7:08 p.m. ET</b><p>In a case involving the rights of tens of millions of private sector employees, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, delivered a major blow to workers, ruling for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws.<p>Writing for the …

Class Action

How Much Exercise Will Keep Your Heart Healthy? Scientists May Have the Answer

It's common knowledge that exercise keeps hearts healthy, but now scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact amount of time we need to spend …

Supreme Court backs employers over workers in first of two major labor cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt an initial blow to millions of workers Monday in the first of two major disputes this term pitting corporations against labor unions.<p>In a 5-4 decision controlled by the court's conservative wing, the justices ruled that employers have the right to insist that …

Employment

Two counties tell the tale of a growing education gap

The increasing importance of education on income, lifestyle and opportunity are on display in Pennsylvania.<p>WEST CHESTER, Penn. — In a country marked by deep political divides, higher education has become another partisan marker, with polls showing that Americans who have a college degree trending …

Demographics

Navy fires amphibious warship skipper

The Navy fired the skipper of the Harpers Ferry on Thursday, the fourth senior San Diego-based amphibious warship leader to be relieved of duty over …

Military

GOP congressman asks if rocks are causing sea levels to rise

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology evinced skepticism about climate change during an exchange with a witness about rising sea levels.<p>Instead, Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks offered an additional culprit: soil or rock deposits into the world's …

Sea Level

New study quantifies bitcoin’s ludicrous energy consumption

Bitcoin could consume 7.7 gigawatts by the end of 2018.<p>The bitcoin network is run by miners, computers that maintain the shared transaction ledger …

Bitcoin

Suit: Homeless man jailed after trying to eat at Burger King

BOSTON (AP) — Emory Ellis, a black homeless man in Boston, was hungry so he went to Burger King one morning in 2015. But instead of breakfast, Ellis …

Burger King

Tiger Woods commits to Memorial, Jack Nicklaus says he's 'on the verge' of winning

Tiger Woods will play in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, and he drew strong praise from host Jack Nicklaus ahead of the …

Golf

Amid building boom, Atlanta’s tree-killing ways take a national stage

The Daily Beast delves deep in the latest examination of ATL canopy decimation<p>The tug-of-war between gangbusters development and Atlanta’s famously lush canopy is longstanding, complex, and more pervasive now than ever.<p>Anecdotally, high-profile flareups in recent years have come with a “tree …

Georgia Tech

Alarming Study Suggests Bitcoin Consumes an Astonishing Amount of Energy and It's Only Getting Worse

It takes a lot of electricity to mine bitcoins, and as more miners try to cash in on the crypto craze, the amount of energy required to win new coins …

Bitcoin

In Rebuke of Trump, Tillerson Says Lies Are a Threat to Democracy

WASHINGTON — In a veiled rebuke of President Trump, former Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson warned on Wednesday that American democracy was threatened by a growing “crisis of ethics and integrity.”<p>“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative …

U.S. State Department

Documents show Trump lawyers' scramble behind June 2016 meeting fallout

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a month before the public learned of the now-infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting, the Trump Organization's top lawyer was already furiously working to piece together a complete account of the meeting and its participants.<p>"I think the first outreach may have been at the end of May as …

Donald Trump

Trump form discloses debt payment to Cohen, lawyer who paid Stormy Daniels

Last year, the president did not disclose any debts to attorney Michael Cohen, who executed a payment of $130,000 to Clifford less than two weeks before the 2016 election.<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump reported that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen for costs apparently incurred in …

Donald Trump

Two of Japan’s best whiskeys are about to disappear, and no one knows when they’ll be back

<b>Suntory</b> had to guess how much whiskey they’d need over a decade ago, and <b>they guessed wrong</b>.<p>Suntory’s beer may not have achieved the overseas success …

Selling

Japan is battling a severe whiskey shortage, so hold on to your most expensive bottles

If you’re the lucky owner of a bottle of Hakushu 12-year or Hibiki 17-year whiskey, hold on to it.<p>Suntory, the Japanese drinks giant that owns both those makes of whiskey, will halt sales of the Hakushu starting next month and the Hibiki in September, according to Japanese media reports. The …

Japan

Japan Is Running Out Of Whisky

Today, Suntory announced officially that sales of the Hakushu 12-year-old single malt and the Hibiki 17-year-old blend would stop for the time being. …

Bill Murray

Former Trump campaign aide is helping Russian firm shed sanctions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former senior campaign and transition aide to President Donald Trump recently inked a deal to help a Russian oligarch's conglomerate shed sanctions the Trump administration slapped on them last month.<p>Bryan Lanza, who is in regular contact with White House officials, is lobbying …

Donald Trump

Woman says she called police when black Airbnb guests didn't wave at her

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earlier this week, three black Airbnb guests checked out of their rental only to be met by seven police cars.<p>Attorneys for the guests said a woman who called Rialto, California, authorities said she made the call because the departing guests didn't wave to her or smile at her.<p>"They have a …

Justice