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Paul Ryan unveiled an Obamacare alternative that keeps some of the existing provisions intact

The proposal is part of Ryan's blueprint, titled "A Better Way," which offers a Republican alternative to the Democratic Party on policy issues ahead of the Nov. 8 election.<p>Earlier this month, Ryan, the country's highest-ranking elected Republican, released initiatives on national security and …

Why the number of refugees drowning in the Mediterranean keeps rising

By Adam Taylor<p>Over the past week, more than 1,000 migrants and refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean while attempting to make it to Europe. Those numbers may well rise soon, after another large boat capsized near Crete on Friday. The enormous scale of these human losses is bringing renewed …

North Africa

The Nura headphones craft the perfect audio for your ear

But they'll sound like crap to everyone else.<p>Any time you buy a new pair of headphones, you probably spend a bit of time tweaking their fit and feel for the best listening experience. That can mean adjusting the headband or swapping out the earbud tips to ensure the best fit. But the sound quality …

Audiophile

After North Korea’s nuclear testing, China will impose sanctions—with a major loophole

China appears to be changing its tack on North Korea, announcing plans to impose UN-recommended sanctions aimed at stopping Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.<p>North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear launch test in January, and followed up with long-range missile tests in February …

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

BBQ

Take Us to Fungi Town: Why Health Fiends Are All Over Medicinal Mushrooms

Can you drink your way to better health? The superfood-loving crowd is betting on the next big thing: "miracle mushroom" powders, elixirs, and lattes.<p>When the Chinese women's track and field team broke an unprecedented four world records at the 1993 World Championships—something no one even …

Mushrooms

Verizon Wireless's 5G Deployment is a 1 Gig Fairy Tale.

Did you know that 100 Mbps was the original speed touted by Verizon for 4G LTE, starting around 2009? Yet, by 2015, America's average for 4G LTE speed is about 10-12 Mbps for a download -- about 90 percent off the original marketing hype. But this is old news.<p>Verizon's hype machine is in full force …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo is prepping to lay off 10% or more of its workforce.</b> Sources familiar with the matter say the company is planning to reduce its headcount by more than 1,000, and cuts may start this month.<p><b>2. Snapchat is closing down its Lens Store after just two months and focusing on its ads business.</b> It …

Apple Ditching The Headphone Jack Could Be Bad For Consumers

If the rumors are true, and Apple really is about to ditch the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack in its next wave of iPhones, there could be real environmental ramifications.<p>Losing the headphone jack has its benefits, of course. As Gordon Kelly points out, the iPhone 7 could use the extra space for …

Headphones

Parents of teens aren't using tech to monitor online behavior

A young Will Smith once said that "parents just don't understand," and judging by a recent study, that statement has perhaps never been more true …

Social Media

Razer explains how an ultrabook can also be a gaming PC

If I had to choose my highlight of CES so far, it would be a tie between two Windows laptops: HP's exceptionally slick Elitebook Folio and Razer's Blade Stealth. Both are built with beautiful precision out of CNC-machined aluminum. Both have 12.5-inch displays (with up to 4K resolution) and both …

4K resolution

Facebook, Google, Twitter unite to attack 'snoopers' charter'

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo! have all said the UK government's surveillance plans could have "far reaching implications" around …

Facebook Wants to Kill Phone Numbers Forever

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Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensor Uses Ultrasonic Waves To Know Who You Are

Sound waves "directly penetrate the skin"<p>Fingerprint sensors have quickly become a staple of the modern smartphone. They're quick, simple to use, and (if encrypted properly) relatively secure.<p>Usually, these fingerprint scanners use images to determine the contours of a fingerprint. Qualcomm's new …

Swagway develops new hoverboard that won't explode and burn your house down

LAS VEGAS — Johnny Zhu doesn’t want to be photographed. He is a private man. At least that’s what the nattily-dressed 45 year-old CEO of Swagway …

Hoverboards

Time Warner Cable: 320,000 customers may have been hacked

The FBI informed the cable company of the potential breach.<p>Time Warner Cable (TWC) may have a data breach on its hands. The cable outfit told <i>Reuters</i> that up to 320,000 customers' email passwords were potentially comprised, either through phishing or hacking of third-party companies that store TWC …

Time Warner

Facebook says humans and bots are the new apps in 2016

Messenger hits 800 million users<p>Facebook thinks it knows what the future of mobile computing is, and — surprise, surprise — it apparently looks a lot like Messenger. In a blog post celebrating the company's stand-alone chat app reaching the milestone of 800 million monthly users (making it the …

Rich and Flavorful Guinness Beef Stew With Potatoes Recipe

Irish beef stew made with Guinness is a pub classic, but the truth is that Guinness loses a lot of its already-mild roasted flavor during the time it takes to cook a stew. This version fixes that by reinforcing the beer's flavors.<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> This recipe originally called for an oven temperature …

British lawmakers will soon debate whether to ban Donald Trump from the U.K.

By Adam Taylor and<p>Niraj Chokshi<p>British lawmakers have scheduled a debate for later this month on whether to ban Donald Trump from entering their country.<p>The decision comes after more than 560,000 people signed a petition calling for such a ban — well over the 100,000 legally required to prompt a …

Donald Trump

'Affluenza' case mom booked into jail on return to Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - The mother of a Texas teenager, derided for a defense of “affluenza” in his trial for killing four people while driving drunk, was flown on Thursday to Texas from California and charged with helping her son escape to Mexico after he was suspected of violating probation.<p>…

Death, Mayhem in Central African Republic as UN Plans Next Move

ABC News' Terry Moran reports:<p>BANGUI, Central African Republic - What has been unleashed here in the Central African Republic is terrifying.<p>Since …

How the global banana industry is killing the world’s favorite fruit

During harvest last year, banana farmers in Jordan and Mozambique made a chilling discovery. Their plants were no longer bearing the soft, creamy fruits they’d been growing for decades. When they cut open the roots of their banana plants, they saw something that looked like this:<p>Twitter user …

Forestry

Clinton files show worries over health care bill

A newly-disclosed batch of previously-secret documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House offer new details on that administration’s early failures that could serve as a reminder that any future presidential bid by former first lady Hillary Clinton will inevitably involve revisiting and …

OBAMA WARNS RUSSIA: 'There Will Be Costs' For Any Intervention In Ukraine

"We are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside Ukraine," Obama said.<p>In recent days, unidentified armed men (believed by many to be Russian forces) have seized key areas in Ukraine's Crimea, leading the country to accuse Russia of an "armed …