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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

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

As mob lynchings fueled by WhatsApp messages sweep India, authorities struggle to combat fake news

NEW DELHI — Five people were killed by a mob in India on Sunday after rumors spread on social media that they were child traffickers, the latest in a string of lynchings tied to fake social media messages that have left officials stunned and grappling with ways to control the rising violence.<p>More …

Fake News

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Supreme Court won't take up case of florist who refused service for same-sex couple

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Just back after ruling in favor of a cake baker who refused to make a cake for a wedding celebration of a same-sex couple, the Supreme Court on Monday wiped away an opinion that went against a florist who declined to make an arrangement for a same-sex couple's marriage.<p>In an …

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

What 1,147 Men Really Think About #MeToo

Get a group of women together—over dinner, drinks, or direct message—and #MeToo eventually comes up. But broach the movement with the men in your life? We’re betting you’ll hear crickets. It’s understandable—we're in a brave new era without a rule book. It’s hard for men to know exactly what to …

Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.<p>But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told …

Morgan Freeman

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Doctors Replaced a Soldier's Lost Ear Using a Wild Medical Technique

This was a first for the U.S. Army, but not the world.<p>Army Pvt. Shamika Burrage almost died in 2016. The 19-year-old was returning back to base after …

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

<b>(CNN) —</b> The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a rare and deadly disease, on Tuesday, the World Health Organization reported. The declaration came after laboratory results confirmed two cases of the disease in the province of Bikoro in …

Disease

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

The 15 Best Fiction Books Coming Out In May 2018

For me, May is the absolute perfect month for reading. The weather is warm, but not yet too hot, and it's the perfect time to spread out in the park …

Bill Gates says it would be a “tragedy” not to take advantage of CRISPR gene-editing

Bill Gates thinks the future should be genetically edited.<p>In an piece for Foreign Affairs published yesterday (April 10), Gates outlined the case for using CRISPR and other gene-editing techniques on a global scale to meet growing demand for food and to improve disease prevention, particularly for …

Genetics

After Craigslist personals go dark, sex workers fear what's next

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a year and a half, River Stark took down all the mirrors in her home.<p>Seeing her own reflection "was so traumatizing" for Stark, a transgender woman who hadn't yet undergone the surgical treatments she knew she needed. Some days, she couldn't leave the house. She tried taking her own …

Prosecutors: Backpage.com made millions in prostitution ads

The classified advertising site Backpage.com ignored warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution, sometimes involving children, because the lucrative enterprise brought in half a billion dollars, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.<p>The charges against Backpage.com founders …

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Aquaponics

Medically assisted suicide becomes legal in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii became the latest liberal-leaning state to legalize medically assisted suicide Thursday as the governor signed a measure into …

Health Care

The states where the most (and least) stressed people live

Bet you didn’t know April was Stress Awareness Month?<p>A 2017 survey of 2,000 American workers found that the majority of workers are stressed on any …

South Dakota

Minneapolis police beefing up their body cam policy after scrutiny

Minneapolis police issued new body camera regulations in the wake of a controversial case in which they were not activated -- when a woman was …

3 teens die in stolen car during South Carolina police chase

IRMO, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say three teens have died after crashing a stolen car during a police chase.<p>Six teens were in the …

London struggles to fight crime spike, murders soar in 2018

LONDON (AP) — Friends say Israel Ogunsola was a bubbly young man with a knack for making people laugh.<p>This week the 18-year-old was stabbed to death, …

East London

Israeli authorities block airport ads urging women to refuse to give up seats

Campaign reminds passengers of their right to stay put if ultra-Orthodox men refuse to sit next to them<p>Israel’s airports authority has refused to display adverts informing female passengers that it is illegal for airline staff to ask them to move seats at the behest of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men.<p>The …

Israel

Homeland Security says surge in illegal border crossings is a ‘crisis,’ warrants military deployment

By Nick Miroff<p>, Reporter<p>The Department of Homeland Security said a surge of illegal crossings last month justifies the Trump administration’s call for an emergency deployment of National Guard troops to the Mexican border, citing a 37 percent increase in the number of people taken into custody by …

Amid new talk of criminalizing abortion, research shows the dangers of making it illegal for women

By William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>Women who get an abortion should face the death penalty, a Republican candidate in Idaho said this week.<p>A columnist hired (and just fired) by the Atlantic magazine has said such women should be hanged, in a newly emerged audio interview that has sparked controversy …

Feminism

The quest to map the mysteries of the ocean floor

The oceans’ floors are not a flat, sandy expanse – they are every bit as varied as the landscapes above water, with plunging valleys and huge mountains. Making a map of them has been a challenging task.<p>Geologists have charted mountain ranges and forests and desert tundras, astronomers the heavens …

Seafloor

'Black Panther' Expected To Formally Break Saudis' 35-Year Cinema Ban

The last time Saudis could walk into a commercial movie theater, buy a bucket of popcorn and settle in for a silver-screen spectacle, that film may well have been <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>. Or <i>Tron</i>, maybe — or <i>Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan</i>? The point is, it's been an awfully long time since Saudi …

Saudi Arabia

The single biggest thing Donald Trump doesn't get about the caravan

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted this</i>: "The Caravan is largely broken up thanks to the strong immigration laws of Mexico and their willingness to use them so as not to cause a giant scene at our Border. Because of the Trump Administrations actions, Border crossings are at …