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Microsoft gambles on a quantum leap in computing

<b>In a laboratory in Copenhagen, scientists believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough that could transform computing.</b><p>A team combining Microsoft researchers and Niels Bohr Institute academics is confident that it has found the key to creating a quantum computer.<p>If they are right, then Microsoft …

A Man Has "Super Gonorrhea" And It's As Bad As It Sounds

It’s the first report of a gonorrhea strain that doesn’t respond to the combination of antibiotics that experts recommend.<p>The World Health Organization issued a report on drug-resistant gonorrhea in July that looked at 77 countries. It found that 81% of the countries reported azithromycin …

At least 6 dead after Florida bridge collapses, officials say likely more victims

Authorities said Friday that the cables suspending a Florida pedestrian bridge were being tightened after a “stress test” when the 950-ton concrete …

Flames engulf highway in China after gas tanker overturns

Dashcam footage has captured the moment a Chinese highway was engulfed by flames, after liquefied natural gas from an overturned tanker caught fire in Hebei province.<p>Two people were seriously injured.

No one wins after Israel’s strikes, but Syrians definitely lose

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>One of the more dangerous escalations in the long and brutal Syrian war took place last weekend. On …

Middle East

Michael Goodwin: Did Hillary Clinton pull off the dirtiest dirty trick in US presidential history?

For law enforcement, Congress and even journalists, exposing misdeeds is like peeling an onion. Each layer you remove gets you closer to the truth.<p>So it is with the scandalous behavior of the FBI during its probe into whether President Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia in 2016. One layer at a …

Malaysian newspaper publishes 'how to spot a gay' checklist

A leading Malaysian newspaper has published a list of pointers for identifying potential gay and lesbian people, drawing anger from activists who said lives were being put at risk.<p>The article in Sinar Harian featured bullet points of supposedly distinctive qualities that revealed LGBT people. They …

LGBTQI

China’s Crypto Crackdown Sends Miners Scurrying to Chilly Canada

China’s clampdown on its crypto industry is sending miners scurrying for a new home. They’re finding one in Canada, lured by its cold climate, lots …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon posts quarterly profit of $1.9 billion, its highest ever

Amazon.com on Thursday reported the highest quarterly profits in company history, bolstered by strong holiday sales and growing demand for its cloud business.<p>Fourth-quarter profits — which included earnings from Whole Foods Market — rose to $1.9 billion, or $3.75 per share, up from $749 million, or …

Health Care

Rosario Dawson reveals she was raped as a child

Vocal #MeToo and Time’s Up supporter Rosario Dawson revealed in a new interview that she was sexually abused.<p>“I was raped and molested as a child, so …

Golden Globes

Car Flies Into Second Floor Of Building And Stays There

Two car occupants had minor injuries from the wild ride that ended in a dentist's office.<p>A cheesy action-film director couldn’t have staged this any better. But this car crashing into the second floor of a building was real. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.<p>A speeding car driven by a man …

'True Lies' Stars Speak Out About Eliza Dushku's Abuse Allegations

Dushku was 12 at the time of the alleged assault.<p>Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold said they would have “done something” to protect castmate Eliza Dushku had they known about her alleged sexual assault during the filming of “True Lies.”<p>Dushku, who played Schwarzenegger’s young daughter in …

White House ban on personal devices extends to smartwatches like Apple Watch

A new policy from Chief of Staff John Kelly aims to strictly crackdown on West Wing use of personal cell phones. While initially the policy was believed to apply primarily to personal smartphones, <i>ABC News</i> today reports that it is actually far broader and will ban use of anything with WiFi, …

Airline staff force stranded passengers to delete videos from phones

Passengers on their way to Toronto, Canada were held on the tarmac at Boston Logan International Airport for about two hours because of a mechanical malfunction on the aircraft. During the delay, the passengers claim an airline staff member forced them to delete video recordings from their phones …

Who is attacking Russia’s bases in Syria? A new mystery emerges in the war.

The attacks have also spurred a flurry of questions over who may be responsible for what amounts to the biggest military challenge yet to Russia’s …