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Quotes from Anthony Bourdain on life and travel: I'm going to 'die in the saddle'

Outspoken host of <i>Parts Unknown</i> Anthony Bourdain has died, his employer announced Friday. Bourdain was known for his love of travel, food — and his colorful commentary.<p>"His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique …

Parts Unknown

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

Here’s why AT&T decided to buy Time Warner, according to CEO Randall Stephenson

Think Netflix.<p>AT&T is close to nailing down its deal to buy Time Warner, a massive content company that owns HBO, CNN and the “Harry Potter” film franchise.<p>But I’ve wondered about the merits of the deal. Since Time Warner content still has to be made available to competing distributors — whether …

Time Warner

GM and Softbank are putting $3 billion into self-driving cars

Japan's Softbank is pouring more money into the future of American cars.<p>Softbank will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors' autonomous vehicle efforts, months after it took a large ownership stake in Uber.<p>GM announced it is also investing $1.1 billion in the joint effort. CEO Mary Barra said the …

Autonomous Cars

Report: India, 5G, and 6-inch displays will drive 2019 smartphone sales

• The newest IDC projections for the smartphone industry show significant growth starting after the downturn of this year.<br>• The three biggest factors for growth will be India, 5G, and phones with large displays.<br>• In 2022, the IDC projects the industry will churn out 1.654 billion smartphones.<p>The …

Scott Brown

GM’s Cruise gets $2.25B from SoftBank’s Vision Fund, $1.1B from GM

General Motors today announced a large investment into its self-driving unit, Cruise . SoftBank’s Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC and when the deal closes, GM will invest an additional $1.1 billion. The investments are expected to inject enough capital into Cruise …

General Motors

Withings cofounder Éric Carreel finalizes deal to regain control from Nokia

Connected health care startup Withings is a French company once again. Cofounder Éric Carreel announced today that he has closed a deal to buy Withings back from Finland’s Nokia.<p>“I am delighted to start working again with the brilliant teams that made the brand such a great success,” said Carreel …

Digital Health

Apple approves Telegram app update, a day after being accused of halting them

Telegram updates had been blocked by Apple since April when Russia banned the encrypted messaging app, the company's CEO said Thursday.<p>Pavel Durov, who co-founded Telegram with his brother Nikolai Durov in 2013, said that Apple sided with Russia after the company refused to provide decryption keys …

Privacy

Waymo, Fiat Chrysler expand autonomous vehicle plans

Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, is preparing to roll out more than 62,000 autonomous Chrysler Pacifica hybrid …

Automotive Industry

Sir Elton John 'confirmed to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding' after months of rumours

He cancelled two Las Vegas shows back in February to make way for the royal wedding this weekend.<p>And now it's been reported that Sir Elton John will …

COBBLERS AND PIES

“I don’t think a really good pie can be made without a dozen or so children peeking over your shoulder as you stoop to look in at it every little …

YUMMY BLUEBERRY DUMP CAKE

I make this blueberry dump cake a little different from the regular recipe that has been around for years. We love this with ice cream or whipped …

BLACKBERRY PEACH DUMP CAKE

Blackberry peach dump cake is a little different than most dump cakes as I used canned peaches instead of any pie filling and fresh blackberries. …

CHERRY PINEAPPLE DUMP CAKE

Cherry pineapple dump cake has been around for awhile but it is quick, easy and delicious. This recipe is called dump cake because you just dump all …

Five takeaways from Stormy Daniels’s ‘60 Minutes’ interview

Porn star Stormy Daniels appeared Sunday on “60 Minutes” to offer her account of an affair with President Trump that she says began in 2006. Here are five big takeaways from her sit-down with Anderson Cooper.<p>She is highly aware of the reasons people might doubt her story<p>Daniels said she was not …

The 26 oddest lines from Donald Trump's totally bizarro omnibus signing announcement

<b>(CNN) —</b> After threatening a veto via Twitter on Friday morning, President Donald Trump -- flanked by several of his favorite (for now) Cabinet secretaries -- announced he had signed the $1.3 trillion budget bill that will keep the government funded and open through September.<p>Trump lambasted the …

Trump Proves Indefensible

John Dowd is the president’s second personal lawyer to leave the job and it’s the second major change to his legal team this week.<p><i>Updated on March 22 at 1:15 p.m.</i><p>John Dowd announced he will depart his position as President Trump’s lead personal lawyer in the Russia investigation, the second person …

Donald Trump

Trump Can't Get What He Wants and Doesn't Know Why

The president’s irate criticism of the omnibus spending bill demonstrates his continued attachment to a flawed theory of the presidency.<p>In the end, Donald Trump had to sign the bill—for the military, he said. But he didn’t have to like it.<p>That was the upshot of a peculiar and rambling set of …

Donald Trump

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Turmeric

The real reason DREAMers are at risk

Spoiler: It’s not Chuck Schumer.<p>The blame game has begun.Left-wing anger is growing at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats for backing down on their threat to keep the government closed unless Congress agreed to some legislative protections for recipients of the Deferred …

Immigration

Embarrassment for NBC News after Lester Holt apparently falls for North Korean propaganda

NBC News is reeling after “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt appears to have been badly fooled by North Korean propagandists -- giving a cheery report from a ski resort in the Hermit Kingdom that looked to be bustling when it was widely known to actually be a ghost town.<p>Holt -- who returned early …

White House Doctor Writes Note Saying Trump Too Sick to Talk to Mueller

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Amid reports that Donald Trump might soon be summoned to appear before Robert Mueller, the White House doctor wrote a note on Wednesday indicating that Trump was too sick to talk to the special counsel.<p>“Donald Trump is not well,” Dr. Ronny Jackson wrote.<p>The doctor’s …

Gowdy: 'It's nobody's business' who McCabe voted for

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Trey Gowdy says he hopes President Donald Trump didn't ask then-acting FBI director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election.<p>"I hope Mr. McCabe was not asked that question and I hope he didn't answer it, because it's nobody's business," the South Carolina …

China mom pays dearly for husband's probe of Ivanka Trump

XIANGYANG, China (AP) — With two young children, Deng Guilian hadn't planned on going back to work. That changed after her husband was arrested while …

North Korea proudly displays captured USS Pueblo as war trophy

This week marks the 50th anniversary of when the USS Pueblo was captured by North Korea -- and the Hermit Kingdom is seizing on the opportunity to aggrandize the U.S. Navy ship’s capture as a trophy against Washington amid escalating tensions.<p>The ship has become a spectacle in the frozen Pothong …

Defeated in Syria, ISIS Fighters Held in Camps Still Pose a Threat

WASHINGTON — American-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria are detaining hundreds of Islamic State fighters and family members in makeshift camps, raising fears among United States military officials of potentially creating a breeding ground for extremists — repeating a key security mistake of …

Nassar deemed 'serial' sex abuser; investigations ongoing

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar listened silently as a prosecutor deemed him "possibly the most prolific serial child sex abuser in history" and a judge sentenced him to decades in prison for molesting some of the sport's top athletes, capping an extraordinary …

Crime

Judiciary Democrats want to share Trump Jr. testimony with Mueller

Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Richard Blumenthal suggested the president's son may have made false statements to their committee.<p>Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday pressed the committee's Republican chairman to provide special counsel Robert Mueller with …

Donald Trump

Trump says he is willing to testify under oath in U.S.-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to be interviewed under oath by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.<p>"I'm looking forward to it, actually," Trump, speaking to reporters at …

Trump Says He Is Willing to Speak Under Oath to Mueller

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he was willing and eager to be interviewed by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, insisting that he has done nothing wrong.<p>“I’m looking forward to it, actually,” Mr. …

Donald Trump