Angela Jones

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Wish Uber or Lyft were cheaper? Now is the time.

Although most of the time ridesharing data doesn’t inherently work in the customer’s favor (curse you, surge pricing!), now is the perfect time to take advantage of the historical “winter slump” for both Uber and Lyft.<p>Today, Lyft announced via blog post that it is cutting its prices in cities …

Transportation

Shark Tank funds fewer women than men, with less money

When Ann Crady Weiss pitched her first start up — a social network known as Maya's Mom that would allow mothers to seek advice and share their …

The super advanced Atlas robot can’t vacuum better than a Roomba

A humanoid robot that takes out the trash and cleans our floors is a far more pleasant view of the future than an AI army of automatons bent on enslaving mankind. Unfortunately, we still haven't figured out how to make robots move around the real world with the precision of a human, let alone …

Robotics

In Shattered Ramadi, A Weakened ISIS Fights On Behind Human Shields

On a cold desert morning full of birdsong and smokers' coughs, the head of Iraq's special forces is holding court in the master bedroom of a commandeered family home, perched on the edge of a rumpled pink bed and lighting his first cigarettes of the day.<p>"In Ramadi city, and Ramadi's suburbs, ISIS …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Cruz's story of White House rejection leaves out job offer

Ted Cruz has said that after working on George W. Bush's 2000 campaign, being passed over for a senior position with the new administration was "a crushing blow." Turns out, it was his own choice.<p>Cruz was offered a job as White House associate counsel shortly after Al Gore conceded the race in …

Stock market slides again; worst two-week start to a year

NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology companies are climbing as U.S. stocks rise for the fourth day in a row to start 2018, their longest new-year winning streak in eight years. The Labor Department said employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a solid gain but a bit less than experts expected. Health care …

Texas' New Open-Carry Law Unpopular Among Some Gun Owners

Last year, there were emotional protests for and against a law that would allow Texans to walk around with pistols on their belts. It passed, and on Jan. 1, Texas became the 45th state in the union to allow the open carry of handguns.<p>But in an unforeseen backlash, the new law may actually hurt the …

Guns

Marathon bomber loses bid for new trial, told to pay $101M

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution.<p>The restitution order, issued by Judge George O'Toole Jr., is seen as largely symbolic because …

Justice

Chicago mayor: Time to 'root out the cancer of police abuse'

<b>Chicago, Illinois (CNN) —</b> Speaking to a largely African-American crowd, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said it was time for the city of Chicago to confront "hard truths," to unite as a people and to "root out the cancer of police abuse."<p>The mayor delivered his address at the city's 30th annual …

Justice

Automakers vow to boost car safety in U.S. government pact

Richard Blumenthal

6 Hospitalized, One of Them Brain-Dead, After Drug Trial in France

Trump and Cruz intensify rhetorical battle off debate stage

In the aftermath of a scrappy South Carolina debate, the rivalry between Republican presidential hopefuls<p>Donald TrumpandTed Cruzintensified Friday as the New York billionaire expanded his rhetorical assault on the Texas senator.<p>Campaigning in Iowa, Trump told CNN it was "a very serious thing" that …

Government