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The FCC just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, in a sweeping act of deregulation

Federal regulators voted Thursday to allow Internet providers to speed up service for websites they favor — and block or slow down others — in a decision repealing landmark Obama-era regulations overseeing broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.<p>The move by the Federal Communications …

Net Neutrality

Spending habits of self-made millionaires from a guy who studied rich people for 5 years

After studying hundreds of people both rich and poor, author Tom Corley explains the spending habits of self-made millionaires and how it helped them grow their wealth.<p><b>Tom Corley:</b> So some of the most important habits of self-made millionaires that I uncovered in my research. Well, the first will be …

Self-improvement

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

Warren Buffett

Case of Missing Lebanese Prime Minister Stirs Middle East Tensions

BEIRUT, Lebanon — When the Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri made a sudden trip abroad last week, it was taken at first to be a routine visit with his political patron, Saudi Arabia. But the next day, he unexpectedly announced his resignation by video from Riyadh, the Saudi capital.<p>He has yet to …

Middle East

How Do Americans Feel About The NFL Protests? It Depends On How You Ask.

The debate over NFL player protests was reignited on Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early after a number of …

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

Smart speaker calls 911 during domestic dispute, police rescue woman and daughter

It can be a nuisance when a smart home device such as Google Home or Amazon Echo is inadvertently invoked. But it can also be a lifesaver.<p><i>ABC News</i> …

Amazon’s Alexa has gained 14,000 skills in the last year

Amazon's Alexa is gaining knowledge at a rapid clip.<p>The voice assistant now has more than 15,000 "skills" (Amazon's term for voice-based apps), nearly all of them created in the little more than two years since Amazon opened Alexa to outside developers. That is boatloads more than the number of …

Automation

iPhone at 10: how it changed everything

Alex Hern bought the first iPhone a decade ago. As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, he looks back on how it changed the world – and his life<p>Ten years ago today, the first iPhone hit stores in the US. On paper, the device was nothing special: it lacked the 3G connectivity which was becoming …

nirvana autogyro's gyrodrive becomes world’s first street legal flying car

jan 12, 2018<p>strictly limited to a run of 250 cars, british-automaker lyonheart cars builds a modern iteration of the classic jaguar 'e-type' from the …

Off-roading

How our universe will end: 'The black holes will eat up everything'

Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge." In this video, he explains how our universe will meet its death. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>The black</i> …

Astrophysics

America's First Drive-Thru Marijuana Shop Will Open on 4/20

The doors — or rather, windows — will soon open on the Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru, the nation’s first legal drive-thru marijuana …

Cannabis
CNN

Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that relations with Moscow are at a low point after meetings in Russia that seemed to do little to bridge a deepening diplomatic divide over a chemical attack in Syria.<p>Relations are "at a low point, there is a low level of trust between our …

Russia

Celtics grab NBA Eastern Conference No1 seed as Cavs slump continues

Boston will seal No1 seed if they win final game against Bucks Cleveland lose third game in succession after overtime defeat to Miami<p>The Celtics now control their own fate in their quest to secure the Eastern Conference’s top playoff seed. Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to help Boston beat back a …

Why That Maui Wowie Doesn’t Hit You The Same Way Every Time

Humans and chimpanzees are often described as cousins, but that analogy doesn’t quite capture the true distance in the relationship. Cousins, after …

Bill Gates warns tens of millions could be killed by bio-terrorism

Microsoft founder and philanthropist tells Munich security conference genetic engineering could be terrorist weapon<p>A chilling warning that tens of millions of people could be killed by bio-terrorism was delivered at the Munich security conference by the world’s richest man, Bill Gates<p>Gates, who has …

Trump signs directive to start border wall with Mexico, ramp up immigration enforcement

President Trump on Wednesday began putting in place his plan to ratchet up immigration enforcement, following through on major campaign pledges by signing executive actions to build a border wall with Mexico and cut off funds to cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal …

Immigration

Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.<p>The actions, …

Immigration

U.S. abortion rate drops to lowest level since Roe v. Wade

The abortion rate in the U.S. has dipped to its lowest level since the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 decision that legalized the procedure nationwide, a survey released Tuesday finds.<p>The abortion rate in 2014 was 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a …

Corruption

Kerry pushes back on Israeli complaints, calls for revival of peace talks with Palestinians

With<p>Donald Trumptweeting from the sidelines, Secretary of StateJohn F. Kerrycondemned Jewish settlement activity under Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahuas a chief obstacle to Mideast peace, igniting a fresh war of words with the Israeli leader.<p>Kerry’s lengthy and impassioned address, delivered at the<p>…

Israel
Israel

The Latest: John Kerry concerned by rhetoric out of Turkey

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the development in the Syrian civil war and the aftermath of the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey (all times local):<p>11:45 p.m.<p>John Kerry's spokesman says the U.S. Secretary of State has raised concerns about "some of the rhetoric coming out of Turkey with …

Middle East

German Government Votes to Ban Internal Combustion Engines by 2030

The German Bundesrat has voted to ban new gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles from EU roads starting in 2030.<p>Members of the German government have just passed a resolution to ban the sale of internal combustion engines in the European Union by 2030. Only zero-emissions vehicles would be allowed on …

Ask Ethan: How Can We See All The Way Back To The Big Bang?

Once time moves forward, you can never go back to the past again. From a human perspective, we call this the arrow of time: the past is just a memory, the future has not yet come to be, and the present is all we can ever experience. Presumably, everything in the Universe obeys that same property, …

Astrophysics

Shock claims NASA Mars Rover is a HOAX...and here’s where it is REALLY filmed

So-called “truthers” believe they have uncovered “solid evidence” that PROVES the space agency’s Mars Rovers never reached the Red Planet.<p>And they …

Middle East

This is What Puerto Rico’s Massive Blackout Looks Like from Space

This week, a fire at Puerto Rico’s largest power plant triggered a chain reaction that has left the majority of the country without power, air …

Dubai's Rosemont Hotel has an indoor rainforest | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Just when we thought the world's largest indoor theme park was hard to top, Dubai proves us wrong yet again.<p>Its latest jaw-dropping megaproject of interest to the travel set is a tropical rainforest in a skyscraper hotel -- another world-first for the emirate.<p>The 7,000-square-meter …

Forestry