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Duck boat changed route on day of tragedy, Missouri AG says

<b>Branson, Missouri (CNN) —</b> State investigators looking into the sinking of a duck boat in southwestern Missouri that killed 17 people -- including nine from one family -- want to know why the vessel changed the route it took that day, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said Saturday.<p>The …

Thunderstorms

In car crashes, backseat can be more dangerous than the front

It remains the conventional wisdom that sitting in the back of a vehicle is safer than sitting in the front, especially for passengers in the "death …

Accessories

Missouri duck boat accident: Inspector warned company of design flaws last year

A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating the duck boats that capsized on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the …

Table Rock Lake

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Annual and monthly tornado averages for each state (maps)

Tornado near Coleridge, NE on June 17, 2014. (CodyErvin via Flickr)Early every spring, the Storm Prediction Center releases final data for the year …

Weather

Sweden in flames

As Europe succumbs to record temperatures and drought, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions image fires that have broken out in Sweden

Arctic Circle

Crows Sometimes Have Sex With Their Dead

It can get aggressive.<p><i>Updated on July 18 at 11:45 p.m. ET*</i><p>In April 2015, Kaeli Swift laid a dead crow next to a cherry tree—and waited.<p>Swift, who studies bird behavior at the University of Washington, had previously shown that crows conduct “funerals” by gathering around the corpses of their peers. …

Birds

This Google-Funded Company Uses Artificial Intelligence To Fight Against Fake News

“Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it,” wrote Jonathan Swift over 200 years ago.<p>If that was the case back then, before telephones and radio, let alone Twitter and Instagram, imagine how much bigger the problem is now. In fact, it’s so big that “fake news” has become a hot topic for …

Artificial Intelligence

Barack Obama delivers passionate defense of equality in Nelson Mandela Lecture

More than 14,000 people came to hear the former US president speak in Johannesburg. Obama called for a rejection of the "politics of fear, …

South Africa

Barack Obama dancing in Kenya is exactly what your week needs

Before delivering a moving speech in South Africa, Barack Obama let loose in Kenya. The former president casually showed off a few dance moves while visiting a youth centre from his half-sister Auma Obama's Sauti Kuu Foundation yesterday. His step-grandmother Sarah, 96, joined in on the fun, <i>People</i> …

South Africa

Thai cave rescue boys relive 'moment of miracle'

<b>The 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last week have spoken publicly of their ordeal for the first time, describing the "moment of miracle" when divers found them.</b><p>Adul Sam-on, 14, the only member of the group who speaks English, told reporters he could only say "hello" when …

Thai Navy

High Earning Salespeople Use This 1 Counterintuitive Strategy to Close More Deals

Mediocre salespeople tell their prospects what they want to hear. But master salespeople tell the truth.<p>Think you need to spin a story, or even worse--lie--to win more business? Think again. Top performing salespeople know that there is nothing more powerful than telling the truth to gain their …

Selling

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

E.U. Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case

BRUSSELS — European authorities fined Google a record $5.1 billion on Wednesday for abusing its power in the mobile phone market and ordered the company to alter its practices, in one of the most aggressive regulatory actions against American technology giants and one that may force lasting changes …

Google Search

Trump’s explosive comments with Putin reportedly angered his closest aides so much that Republicans were given permission to speak out

As the fallout from President Donald Trump's controversial joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin spread on Capitol Hill, Trump's closest advisers were reportedly conflicted and scrambled to control the backlash.<p>Shortly after refusing to condemn Putin and back the US …

Donald Trump

Maria Butina Loved Guns, Trump and Russia. It Was a Cover, Prosecutors Say.

WASHINGTON — To her friends, Maria Butina was somebody who had nothing to hide.<p>A 29-year-old recent graduate of American University in Washington, Ms. Butina was upfront about her three great passions: gun rights, President Trump and better relations between the United States and Russia. She posted …

United States

The White House had a plan for Putin, but Trump ignored it

The <i>New York Times</i> reported late last year that Donald Trump spends at least four hours a day watching television. The president soon after pushed …

Donald Trump

Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In his highest profile speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday denounced the policies of President Donald Trump without mentioning his name, taking aim at the "politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment," and decrying leaders who are caught …

South Africa

A Besieged Trump Says He Misspoke on Russian Election Meddling

WASHINGTON — Under unrelenting pressure from congressional Republicans, his own advisers and his allies on Fox News, President Trump abruptly reversed course on Tuesday and claimed he had misspoken during a news conference with President Vladimir V. Putin about whether Russia tried to influence the …

Donald Trump

Novel approach

NuTonomy, the company that he co-founded, grew out of work he was doing as a scientist at MIT. The company develops what Iagnemma calls the “brains” …

Autonomous Cars

Trump walks back remarks on Putin, affirms support for U.S. intelligence

WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell the furor over his support of Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he accepts the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russians interfered with the 2016 election – but that others could have been involved as well.<p>"I accept our intelligence …

Donald Trump

Why You Can't Buy a Tesla in These 6 States

By Daniel Gatti<p>The state of Connecticut is a progressive state, with a strong track record of support for laws and policies that will reduce global …

Electric Vehicles

Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Political Science

Lockheed Martin creates its largest 3D-printed space part to date

Lockheed Martin has just finished the final series of quality control tests for an enormous titanium dome meant to serve as caps for satellite fuel tanks. It's not just any ordinary dome, though: the enormous component measures four feet in diameter and is the company's biggest 3D-printed space …

Lockheed Martin

Financial planning: 11 habits to start in your 20s if you want to be a millionaire

If you want to build wealth, a good place to start is with your habits. The sooner you establish smart ones, the better your chances of reaching seven figures.<p>Here are 10 habits that have worked for ordinary people as they worked to achieve goals like financial freedom or early …

Personal Finance

Here's What You Really Need to Know About Blockchain

Eliminating information bottlenecks is how blockchain will truly make an impact<p>In 1970, a scientist at IBM Research named Edgar F. Codd make a remarkable discovery that would truly change the world. Though few realized it at the time, including at IBM, which neglected to commercialize it. It was …

Databases

Chinese AI Beats Doctors in Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians.<p>A Chinese AI system diagnosed brain tumors and other conditions more accurately and faster than a team of top Chinese physicians, according to Xinhua. The AI, called BioMind, was developed by the Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

A French Novelist Imagined Sexual Dystopia. Now It’s Arrived.

When Alek Minassian drove a van onto a Toronto sidewalk in April, killing 10 people, he joined a growing list of young male mass murderers. He also left a trail of internet posts suggesting his motivation had to do with his status as an “incel,” or involuntary celibate — a label adopted by men who …

Literature

The Way Trump and the GOP Deal with Russian Attacks is ‘Textbook Treason’

This is an extraordinary moment. It is without equal not only in American history but in modern history.<p>The indictments of the 12 Russian military …

Donald Trump

Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lament this week that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe echoed rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through a demographic transformation that makes some of the white …

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