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Suspect in custody after shots fired at Indiana middle school

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least three people were injured after a shooting Friday at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, officials said.<p>A suspect was in custody after what Indiana State Police earlier had called an active shooter incident at Noblesville West Middle School.<p>Noblesville police Chief Kevin …

Middle School

Rohrabacher Says It OK not to Sell Homes to Gay People

Assertion costs California congressman support of Realtor group, earns scorn from others<p>Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher lost the support of a …

Real Estate

As the NFL Bans Kneeling During the National Anthem, a New Petition Urges Sponsors to Boycott the League

After the NFL banned players from taking a knee during the national anthem, major sponsors of the league are facing calls to pull their support.<p>The …

New York Jets

After the White House briefing with the Department of Justice Devin Nunes is quiet

In many ways, Thursday’s classified Justice Department briefing was the culmination of a year’s work for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin …

Donald Trump

A new report says Trump's attempt to 'repeal' Obamacare might fizzle because too many Americans like their Obamacare plan

Even after sustaining a major blow from Republicans, Americans may not ditch Obamacare as quickly as previously thought.<p>The new GOP tax reform law contained a provision that virtually eliminated Obamacare's individual mandate, which requires all Americans to purchase health coverage or face a …

Health Care

Jury sides with Apple in long-running Samsung patent case, awards $533M in damages

<b>Update #2</b>: Apple’s statement reads, “It is a fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design. We’re grateful to the jury for their service and are pleased they agree Samsung should pay for copying our products.”<p><b>Update</b>: An additional $5.3 million was awarded to Apple for Samsung’s infringement on two …

Judiciary

Orlando Police scramble to defend Amazon facial recognition pilot

In a press conference today, Orlando Police Chief John Mina offered new details on the city’s facial recognition program, on the heels of new documents published by the ACLU-NC earlier this week. Speaking to local press, Mina said the existing pilot was limited to basic testing, and no members of …

Surveillance

Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

Amazon Echo

Trump's ban on global abortion funding has led to more abortions

<b>Nairobi, Kenya</b> — Health worker Elizabeth Wanjiru was walking through the narrow streets of Kenya's largest slum earlier this year when she came across two schoolboys pointing at something in a muddy ditch. As she drew closer she saw it was the remains of an aborted fetus.<p>Dumped elsewhere in Kibera, …

Mexico City

GM looks like a 'net winner' if Trump's auto tariffs happen (GM)

• <b>President Donald Trump is considering a 25% tariff on imported autos.</b>• <b><br>This could be a tailwind for General Motors, because GM produces most of its vehicles in the US.</b>• <b><br>But there's one caveat.</b>• <b><br>Watch GM trade in real time here.</b><p>Beneath all of the rubble and noise about the US's trade negotiations with …

Donald Trump

McConnell Says He Supports Mueller Investigation

<b>Updated at 6:31 p.m. ET</b><p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told NPR in an interview that he continues to support the Mueller Russia investigation — and that nothing in Thursday's hotly anticipated secret briefing on the Russia probe to congressional leaders changed his mind.<p>"The two …

Donald Trump

Trump’s tax cuts are proving really successful—for banks

Thank you, Donald Trump! US commercial banks made a record profit in the first quarter of 2018, which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation credited to the Trump administration’s corporate tax cuts, and an increase in revenue with a greater return on assets.<p>The tax cuts were supposed to unleash …

Donald Trump

Trump Pardons Jack Johnson, Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WASHINGTON — For more than 100 years, Jack Johnson’s legend as the first black heavyweight boxing champion has been undisputed, but his legacy had been tarnished by a racially tainted criminal conviction.<p>His battles against white opponents, in the ring and outside of it, gave rise to “The Great …

Donald Trump

N. Korea says it’s willing to talk to U.S. ‘at any time, at any format’

The statement came in response to President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a historic summit with Kim Jong Un planned for next month.<p>North Korea signaled its willingness to engage in talks with the United States “at any time, at any format,” just hours after President Donald Trump on Thursday …

North Korea

The "Patriotic" Stupidity of a Trump Supporter

Donning a Trump hat, carrying the flag, and carrying a gun in a holster, a Trump supporter made his presence known at the Santa Fe, Texas mass …

Guns

Hedge funds love these 25 stocks

Hollis Johnson<p><b>WalletHub analyzed financial disclosures for 100 of the largest hedge funds.</b>• <b><br>The firm put together a list of their favorite stocks, including which moved up or down from previous quarters.</b><p>Each quarter, hedge funds must disclose their holdings of publicly traded companies.<p>WalletHub, a …

Investing

America Hates Comcast More Than Ever

A new survey indicates Americans’ dislike of giant cable companies is only growing, and the rising flood of streaming alternatives like Netflix are beating the industry at its own game.<p>For the better part of two decades the newswires have been filled with horror stories about the dumpster fire that …

Televisions

FBI informant briefing could speed Trump-Mueller interview, Giuliani says

The claim is likely to tap into Democratic fears that Trump is leveraging his power to expose details of the Mueller probe.<p>Two highly classified briefings Thursday about an FBI informant who contacted the Trump campaign could help grease the wheels for a highly anticipated interview between …

Donald Trump

Zuckerberg set up fraudulent scheme to 'weaponise' data, court case alleges

Mark Zuckerberg faces allegations that he developed a “malicious and fraudulent scheme” to exploit vast amounts of private data to earn Facebook billions and force rivals out of business.<p>A company suing Facebook in a California court claims the social network’s chief executive “weaponised” the …

Social Media

Trump, on NFL, suggests players who kneel 'shouldn't be in the country'

President Donald Trump praised the NFL this week for its new rule requiring players on the field to stand for the national anthem, adding that perhaps those who protest during the anthem “shouldn’t be in the country.”<p>“I think that's good. I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms, but …

Donald Trump

'Get Out of My Country': Florida Man Arrested after Attacking Men with Knife, Stun Gun at McDonald's

Florida strikes again.<p>On Wednesday, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office arrested 60-year-old John Jay Smith after he went on a racist rant, while …

Crime

Pornhub launches its own VPN

Pornhub is launching its own VPN service today with free and unlimited bandwidth. The VPN is supposed to help users avoid ISP throttling and geographic limitations. It’s also designed to let users transmit data anonymously without saving or collecting any of that data.<p>To get started, you download …

VPNs

Canton police set dog on a driver who politely refuses to answer questions

WKYC Channel 3 in Canton, Ohio, posted footage of police smashing a car window, dragging out the driver and setting a dog on him after he very …

Concealed Carry

Pompeo Affirms, Reluctantly, That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged -- after prodding by lawmakers -- that he backs the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia …

Donald Trump

Former NFL player lays waste to the league’s hypocrisy on the American flag with one perfect photo

Former NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels on Wednesday laid waste to the league’s new policy mandating that players either stand for the national anthem …

NFL

Subwoofer 101: How To Place and Set Up Your Subwoofer

On the A/V awesomeness scale, few components compete with the subwoofer. There’s just something primal about a box made for the sole purpose of …

Audiophile

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.<p>U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan stopped short in her written decision of ordering Trump or a …

Donald Trump

Harley-Davidson workers stunned by plant closure after tax cut

Tim Primeaux has worked at the Harley-Davidson plant in Kansas City, Missouri, for 17 years. He was sure he was going to retire from the company.<p>That all changed when Harley-Davidson told its 800 employees in January that the plant will be closing next year. Operations will be shifted to the …

Motorcycles

Collusion Happened

Despite what the president says, the question is answered.<p>Trump aides colluded with foreign governments.<p>This is a simple, straightforward statement, and by this point, it ought to be an uncontroversial one. There’s ample evidence on many fronts, from legal documents to reliable reporting. This …

Donald Trump

Trump’s New ‘Work for Welfare’ Rules Protect Poor Whites at the Expense of Urban Blacks

Let’s talk about institutional racism, shall we?<p>For those who don’t know (and at this point, there’s really no reason not to), institutional racism …

Southern Poverty Law Center