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FBI investigating whether Russians hacked Democratic Party's emails to help Donald Trump

The plot seems ripped from the pages of a post-Cold War espionage thriller: Russian spy services hack into the Democratic Party's computers, pilfer reams of data and then leak damaging emails in the hopes of helping elect a preferred presidential candidate.<p>Yet that is exactly the allegation the FBI …

Scientists Now Say Alcohol Is a Direct Cause of Seven Forms of Cancer

Analysis of reviews from several international cancer research bodies has found alcohol to be a direct cause of oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breast cancer.<p>We're all aware of the risks associated with certain day-to-day activities. Walking and attempting to compose …

Cancer

Going to Las Vegas this weekend? Grab a free tank of gas, courtesy of Google Maps

If you're heading to Las Vegas for the weekend, Google Maps has a treat for you: a free tank of gas. You read that right, free.<p>To promote its app, Google Maps is offering a series of freebies along Interstate 15 between L.A. and Vegas from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.<p>To get …

Man charged with murder in triple shooting that killed 9-year-old boy, father in San Bernardino

A man accused of killing three people, including a 9-year-old boy and his father, in a shooting at a San Bernardino liquor store was charged with three counts of murder, police said Monday.<p>Trayvon Brown, 26, was charged in connection with the slaying of 9-year-old Travon Williams; the boy's father, …

Seattle's great minimum wage experiment

<b>At a union-organised event in Seattle former McDonald's worker Martina Phelps recounts how she walked out three years ago in protest at how little she and her colleagues were getting paid. It was the first time she had ever taken part in a strike.</b><p>"It was the experience of a lifetime," she says, as …

Economics

Antibiotics’ side-effects include immune disease and fewer brain cells | Ars Technica

Killing gut microbes that keep immune system in line may have far reaching effects.<p>In some situations, antibiotics are lifesavers. In others, …

Pawn Stars Star Chumlee to Plead Guilty to Weapon and Drug Charges, Avoid Jail Time: Reports

<i>Pawn Stars</i> star Austin Lee Russell, known to viewers as Chumlee, told a judge Monday he will take a plea deal on gun and drug charges stemming from a …

Consume responsible amounts of marijuana with a Keurig for weed

Just when you thought you had run out of ways to consume marijuana, in comes something newer and weirder.<p>CannaKorp has unveiled a new vaporizer, the …

How Putin Bullies Obama

On a play­ground or in a bar, the most im­port­ant thing to know about a bully is his mo­tiv­a­tion. What ticks him off? Who’s his next vic­tim? If …

Bill O’Reilly rants about the poor: “They grow up with no skills, and they can’t read and speak, and they have tattoos on their neck”

The Fox News host went off on “race hustlers” in defense of his guest, Paul Ryan<p>Fox News' Bill O'Reilly went on one of his Archie Bunker-patented rants against minorities and the poor on Monday night, telling guest Rep. Paul Ryan that those who'd criticized the congressman's earlier remarks on …