Michael Kelly

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Two Nobel Prize winners figured out the perfect salary for happiness

His work investigates how humanity's overall quality of life has surged in the past 100 years, thanks to global advancements of tech and healthcare, as well as Asia's incredible economic growth.<p>But he's also dug into the ways that Westerners relate to money. In a popular 2010 paper, he partnered …

Carmakers are in hot pursuit of fleet sales to law enforcement agencies

Fleet sales are an important part of U.S. automakers' bottom lines, and none have more cachet or higher visibility than a contract with a law enforcement agency.<p>In addition to producing a reliable source of revenue, being chosen by a high-profile police department is a badge of honor. Putting …

Law Enforcement

Hackers stole from 100 banks and rigged ATMs to spew cash

Hackers have stolen approximately $1 billion in what could be one of the largest bank heists ever, according to a new report from the Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab.<p>Kaspersky said Sunday it has uncovered how hackers surreptitiously installed spying software on bank computers, eventually …

ATMs

Super Bowl advertisers 'are on trial'

Defying a stereotype of beer-soaked, sex-saturated ads, this year's crop of Super Bowl commercials were by turns triumphant and thoughtful, and at times even downright somber.<p>There were babies, dads, dogs, celebrities, athletes, and more babies. But there was also a minute-long message about …

CENTCOM Twitter account hacked, suspended

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command was suspended Monday after it was hacked by ISIS sympathizers -- but no classified information was obtained and no military networks were compromised, defense officials said.<p>A series of unusual tweets were published with apparent warnings from …

Survey: Obama gets thumbs down from the troops

President Barack Obama has struggled with sagging approval ratings over the last year, but the commander-in-chief's numbers may have dropped further among active-duty troops.<p>Just 15% of active-duty servicemembers gave Obama a thumbs up in the annual Military Times survey and more than half -- 55% …

NYC Cops Shot in Cold Blood

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

Violence works. Nonviolence does too.<p>In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished racial injustices" constitute "a genre unto themselves." Monday night, when Barack Obama stood before the nation to interpret the non-indictment of …

Darren Wilson: 'I Just Did My Job'

The Ferguson police officer tells ABC News his story about the night he shot and killed Michael Brown, and what's happened to him since.<p>Breaking his long public silence, Officer Darren Wilson on Tuesday said he shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson after a "fight for survival" and because he …

Shoppers say 'no' to Black Thursday

Shoppers love a deal. But that love might not be unconditional.<p>As more retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving to kick off Black Friday sales, some shoppers are saying enough is enough.<p>There are currently 71 petitions on Change.org that call for retailers and consumers to change their approach …

Obama Bucks FCC In Calling for Broadband Reclassification

President Barack Obama called Monday for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband Internet service as a utility, a move that …

Net Neutrality

McConnell, Cruz blast Obama's net neutrality proposals

Two high-profile Republicans blasted President Barack Obama's net neutrality proposals on Monday.<p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged the Federal Communications Commission to dismiss the president's plan, saying it favors "more heavy-handed regulation that will stifle innovation."<p>"The …

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the …

4 things Chase customers should do right now

If you're a Chase bank customer, you're right to feel powerless right now.<p>Hackers broke into JPMorgan's computer systems and stole more than 80 million customers' personal information, including their names, emails, physical addresses and phone numbers.<p>Anyone who used online banking or the Chase …

Blood moon returns early Wednesday, and this time it's bigger

We want to see your shots of the blood moon! Share your best photos with iReport, and you could be featured on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Blood moon, Act II, opens soon in the heavens near you. And it will be bigger than Act I.<p>If you live in the western half of the United States, you'll have a front-row seat on a …

California Becomes First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Grocery Bags

2 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Reuters<p>Single-use plastic bags are set to disappear from California grocery stores over the next two years under a first-in-the-nation state law signed on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite opposition from bag manufacturers.<p>The law would …

Jerry Brown

Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology

Four men have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of Microsoft, the US army and leading games manufacturers, as part of an alleged international hacking ring that netted more than $100m in intellectual property, the US Department of Justice said on Tuesday.<p>The four, aged between 18 …

Hong Kong says riot police have pulled back as protesters jam city streets

The Hong Kong government said Monday that riot police have pulled back from pro-democracy demonstrations around the city that have caused widespread disruption in one of Asia's financial hubs.<p>Defiant demonstrators remained on the streets of Hong Kong's financial center, blocking traffic on key …

U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time

American jets began bombing ISIS targets in Syria early Tuesday, raising U.S. involvement in the war-torn country and sending a forceful message to the terror group.<p>The airstrikes focused on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, a U.S. official told CNN, though other locations were hit as well.<p>At least 20 …

Obama's Realization: There's No Way Out of the Middle East

The president has convinced himself that the fight against ISIS is one worth waging. But the obstacles to success are huge.<p>President Obama—who will tell the country tonight that the U.S. is taking its air war against the psychotic, end-of-days Islamist terrorists of ISIS directly to their safe …

IBM wants to kill the hard drive it invented

Saving files to memory is something that's supposed to be mostly invisible for the end user. We don't need to think about it; it just has to work. But whether it's a solid-state or hard disk drive, conventional storage solutions have their limitations -- namely, speed, rewritability and durability. …

Cryopreservation: ‘I freeze people to cheat death’

Max More will have his brain frozen after he dies, and he’s not alone. Rose Eveleth asks him why he signed up – and how the strange procedure of cryopreserving bodies actually works.<p>In 1972 Max More saw a children’s science fiction television show called Time Slip that featured characters being …

Time Travel

SpaceX rocket blows up after launch

A rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.<p>Debris from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket, which self-destructed less than 20 seconds after launch, rained down from the flames onto an open field outside of McGregor.<p>A …

Apple Is Upset At Thai Officials For Talking About Two New iPhones That Are Coming

Takron Scullion, an official from the Thai equivalent of the FCC, made the announcement in a tweet. It was the first instance of a government official making a reference to the name of the upcoming smartphone.<p>It's unclear if the model numbers Thailand approved for sale, A1524 and A1526, are in fact …

Temporary tattoos turn sweat to power in biobattery

One day soon, the juice that powers your phone or other portable devices could pour forth from your pores. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a biosensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that uses sweat to monitor exercise progress and produces a weak electrical …

University of California

Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq to counter militants

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he's authorized "targeted airstrikes" in Iraq to protect American personnel and help Iraqi forces.<p>"We do whatever is necessary to protect our people," Obama said. "We support our allies when they're in danger."<p>A key concern for U.S. officials: dozens …

Obama authorizes airstrikes

President Barack Obama said Thursday night he has authorized “targeted airstrikes” in northern Iraq and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to religious minorities trapped there by Sunni extremists.<p>“Several military aircraft” dropped the supplies to a group of Iraqis near the town of Sinjar, a …

Britain 'attempts to censor' US report on torture sites

The government stands accused of seeking to conceal Britain's role in extraordinary rendition, ahead of the release of a declassified intelligence report that exposes the use of torture at US secret prisons around the world.<p>The Senate report on the CIA's interrogation programme, due to be released …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Israeli Bombing Ruins Gaza's Only Power Plant

Israel broadened its assault on Gaza on Tuesday, reportedly wrecking the region's only power plant and killing more than 125 Palestinians.<p>Barrages "destroyed Hamas's media offices, the home of a top leader and what Palestinians said was a devastating hit on the only electricity plant," <i>The New York</i> …