Neil Gonzakez

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How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

Officials concerned about 'virtual' war on cops

Even after a militant anti-cop shooter stopped firing a barrage of shots at Dallas police officers in the streets on Thursday, Police Chief David Brown was forced to confront a virtual war on his force and other officers nationwide, as hate-filled posters took aim at cops online.<p>Brown said Monday …

Dallas police hold vigil for officers killed during protest

More than 1,000 people have gathered in downtown Dallas to attend a candlelight vigil for the five police officers killed during a protest march.<p>The five officers were killed last Thursday in a sniper attack during a protest.<p>Speakers at the Monday night vigil included police officials and friends …

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Manhattanhenge on a Perfect Night: Pictures

Selfies

EU-U.S. commercial data transfer pact is now in force

<i>BRUSSELS (Reuters)</i> — A new commercial data pact between the European Union and the United States entered into force on Tuesday, ending months of uncertainty over cross-border data flows, and companies such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft can sign up from August 1.<p>The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield will …

Privacy

Trauma Surgeon Who Treated Dallas Cops: 'This Killing, It Has to Stop'

In an emotional press conference that touched on the complex issues of race, policing and guns, a trauma surgeon who cared for the officers killed in the Dallas ambush, confessed his complicated relationship to the deadly week as a Black man in America.<p>"I want the Dallas PD to also see me, a black …

Law Enforcement

Dallas police had taken steps to mend rift with minorities

DALLAS (AP) — When Micah Johnson opened fire on Dallas police in an act of vengeance against white officers, he was attacking a department whose …

Law Enforcement

Obama speaks at Dallas memorial and says ‘we ask police to do too much’

DALLAS — Visiting yet another city heartbroken by a mass shooting Tuesday, President Obama tried to defuse tensions that have erupted in the past week — first when black men in Louisiana and Minnesota were fatally shot by police, then when a gunman who said he was angry about such police killings …

Law Enforcement

Feds open civil rights investigation in Louisiana shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a swift move by authorities to keep tensions from boiling over, the U.S. Justice Department launched a civil rights …

Law Enforcement

U.S.-UK alliance seen outweighing Brexit trade concerns | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States looks unlikely to follow through on a threat to relegate Britain to second-class trade status once its ally leaves the European Union, as it weighs the potential costs of undermining the countries’ close diplomatic and military ties.<p>A taxi driver holds a …

Geopolitics

Texas mother who killed daughters called family meeting to start rampage, police say

Authorities in Texas said Monday the woman who killed her daughters called a family meeting before the shooting began.<p>Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said a family argument led to the shooting Friday evening at a home outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear. Christy Sheats, 42, convened the …

Lena Dunham: Kanye West's 'Famous' Video Is Sickening

While no one has yet accepted Kanye West's invitation to "sue [him] already" over his provocative, controversial "Famous" video, <i>Girls</i> creator-star …

Bill Cosby

You Can Drink Them

Plenty of breweries are able to boast of their enviable proximity to national parks. (Coors, for instance, is located 30 miles downstream from Rocky Mountain National Park.) But only Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery in Arkansas can say that its beer is made directly from one.<p>Hot Springs …

National Parks

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor: Olympics could be a 'big failure'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The headache for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games organizers shows no signs of subsiding.<p>Six weeks before the Games are set to begin, Francisco Dornelles, the acting governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, told the Brazilian newspaper O Globo that the state has not yet received recently-approved …

Brazil

Kerry raises harassment of U.S. diplomats in Moscow with Putin | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian harassment and surveillance of U.S. diplomats in Moscow has increased significantly and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the issue recently with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the State Department said on Monday.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) …

Russia

Moody's Analytics Says Donald Trump Could Hurt Economy

Arguing his policies would make the U.S. economy “isolated and diminished,” Moody’s Analytics released a report Monday that projects trouble if …

Closing arguments wrap up in Baltimore cop's trial over Freddie Gray death | Reuters

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The Baltimore police officer being tried for murder in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray failed to ensure his safety and should have called for medical aid, a prosecutor contended during the trial’s closing arguments on Monday.<p>Officer Caesar Goodson (L) arrives at the …

Justice

Sotomayor issues blistering opposition to evidence obtained in unlawful stops

Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a blistering dissent on Monday as the US supreme court ruled that evidence of a crime could be used even though police illegally stopped the defendant when obtaining it.<p>The court’s opinion came in a case in which a detective illegally stopped Edward Strieff as he …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Orlando terrorist traded texts with wife during massacre

In the midst of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Omar Mateen texted his wife to ask her if she had seen news about the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.<p>Mateen and his wife, Noor Salman, exchanged texts while the massacre was still unfolding early Sunday morning -- and …

Science Suggests The Best Foods To Choose On Plane

Science Suggests The Best Foods To Choose On Plane. Are you among the many people in the world who travel frequently on airlines? Do you dread …

Science

Lidar maps vast network of Cambodia’s hidden cities

Thanks to modern laser technology, Southeast Asia’s Khmer Empire is rising from forest floors for the first time in centuries.<p>New findings show the …

Afghan police tell foreigners in Kabul to stay in or hire guards | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Police in the Afghan capital have told foreigners living outside protected compounds to travel with guards, after the kidnapping of an Indian aid worker last week added to a growing sense of insecurity in Kabul.<p>An Afghan policeman inspects a vehicle at a check point in Kabul, …

Afghanistan

Omar Mateen, Terrorist Who Attacked Orlando Gay Club, Had Been Investigated by FBI

Omar Mateen was a ‘known quantity’ to federal law enforcement before he killed at least 49 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.<p>Omar …

Afghanistan

FBI: Orlando suspect U.S. citizen, vowed allegiance to Islamic State

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Investigators were reviewing a range of possible terror and hate-crime links to a gunman who professed his allegiance to the Islamic State from the scene of a horrific mass shooting at a crowded Orlando nightclub early Sunday that left at least 50 dead and 53 others wounded, …

Afghanistan

Rubio: Orlando shooting 'new face of the war on terror'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said attackers like the shooter in the Orlando massacre are "the new face of the war on terror."<p>"They have said openly that they intend to target us here, and one of the hardest parts of this war is the individual who carries out an attack by themselves …

Jake Tapper

Blood bank in Florida still turning away gay donors after terrorist attack (updated)

It's more difficult to donate blood as a gay man in Florida than to buy an assault rifle with no questions asked. Following an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people and wounded scores of others last night, <i>Mic</i> and others reported that blood bank OneBlood would be "accepting all …

Out of this world: why the most important art today is made in space

Forget the Turner prize. This is art that reflects the true grandeur of the universe – it is the Sistine Chapel of the scientific age<p>It’s all about scale. A black dot is moving across the face of a blazing giant. The shadow of the planet looks tiny, compared with the vast flaming orb of the sun …

Universe

US fugitives say Cuba reassures them they are safe from extradition

Detente with US will pose no risk to Charles Hill and Nehanda Abiodun Cuba is home to dozens of people wanted on charges from the 1970s<p>Two American fugitives who fled to Cuba after they were accused of killing police officers have said Cuban officials have assured them that detente with the United …

Cuba