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A Family Dream Come True and a Limitless Future: US Teen Chloe Kim Wins Gold

BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Jong Jin Kim didn't want to assume anything. He had just watched his daughter, Korean American snowboarding prodigy Chloe Kim, make her first run in the halfpipe finals Tuesday at Phoenix Snow Park.<p>The run scored at 93.75, practically guaranteeing her first place, even …

Chloe Kim

The 28 hidden iPhone tricks and tips you need to know about

Are you an experienced iPhone user?<p>With so much technology surrounding Apple iPhone models it is not surprising there are still tips and tricks even …

iOS

Bigger Than Ever, And More Diverse: Team USA At The 2018 Winter Olympics

Team USA is bringing more athletes to Pyeongchang (242) than any nation ever has to a Winter Olympics. This year's team is also the most diverse of any U.S. winter squad, in terms of both race and gender: The 108 women on the 2018 team are the most of any U.S. team at a Winter Games.<p>Team USA is …

Gymnastics

How Marvel's Black Panther Marks a Major Milestone

The Revolutionary<br>Power of <i>Black Panther</i><p><b>Marvel’s new movie marks a major milestone</b> <br>By <b>JAMIL SMITH</b><p><b>The first movie I remember seeing</b> in a theater had a …

Black History

A Triumphant First Launch for Elon Musk's Giant Rocket

SpaceX’s 27-engine Falcon Heavy successfully blasted off from Florida with a cherry-red Tesla convertible in tow.<p><i>Updated on February 6 at 7:29 p.m. ET</i><p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Seven years ago, the Falcon Heavy was a model rocket, sitting on a table in a conference room in Washington, D.C., in front of …

Falcon Heavy

Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

Cape Canaveral

Amanda Batista Robaina, 16, during a class at the National School of Dance in Havana, part of the National Arts Schools, an avant-garde architectural project conceived not long after the 1959 Cuban Revolution but never completed. The dance taught there — “técnica cubana,” a hybrid of American modern dance with ballet and Cuban tradition, both Spanish and African — comes from that time as well. Técnica cubana is an under-recognized invention, but it can seem rather like the 1950s Chevys famously still cruising Cuba’s streets: gorgeous, miraculously maintained, and way behind the times. However, as Cuban-American barriers tumble, Cuban dance companies are performing in New York, working with American choreographers and anticipating change. @lisettepoole took this photo of Amanda while on assignment in Havana.

iOS 11.3 beta reveals unannounced ‘Modern iPad’

Apple left a big clue in iOS 11.3 that it is working on a brand new iPad for release later this year.<p>After Apple released the first beta of iOS 11.3 earlier this week, developers have dug through Apple’s new software and found reference to a mysterious ‘Modern iPad’ that packs Face ID.<p>The addition …

iOS

Tom Brady’s Midlife Crisis

It is difficult to age gracefully. Ask anyone approaching 40, or well past it. Most of us get to grapple with that milestone before a limited and understanding audience. Professional athletes, of course, are not granted that luxury, as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is reminding …

NFL

What does a $15 minimum wage do to the economy? Economists are starting to find out.

The United States has one of the lowest minimum wages of any advanced democracy in the world. Those low wages are a factor in everything from rising income inequality to high child-poverty rates to high rates of public spending on assistance programs for low-income families.<p>As a result, in recent …

Economics

What America can learn from cities with super-low unemployment

In one sense, Ames, Iowa, has something any other city might envy: An unemployment rate of 1.5%, the lowest in America.<p>Buoyed by Iowa State University's main campus, this metropolitan areawith about 100,000 people just 40 miles north of Des Moines has long had a tighter-than-average labor market, …

Demographics

It's not all bad! 17 things that made the world a better place in 2017

If 2016 felt rather cruel, 2017 has, for many people, been been downright traumatic, with frequent news coverage of a climate in crisis, political …

‘We are all just mind-boggled:’ scenes from the total solar eclipse of 2017

For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that gathered on its beach was stunned by the sight into an eerie …

Astronomy

How 2017 Became The Greatest Year For Superhero Movies Of All Time

With five weeks left until the New Year, 2017 has been quite a mixed bag for films. Some major box office records were set, while some major brands suffered setbacks. In the superhero genre, there was growing concern about whether a year sporting six comic book inspired releases would cause market …

Marvel Universe

Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call "by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found."<p>The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday.<p>The skeleton dates …

What Marvel Has That Everyone Else Wants

A billionaire industrialist, a Norse god, an irradiated scientist, a war hero, an archer, and a super-spy walk into a room. In the hallway outside …

Tesla Unveils New Roadster and Truck: Pictures

Attention Economy

Eleven Light-Years Away, an Earth-Size Planet That May Be Habitable

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Astronomy

I Hate How Much I Love the iPhone X

I’m a total gadget nerd, and it’s been five years since a new smartphone made me nod to myself with the understanding that, “Yes, I need that thing …

Mobile Technology

From Broke to Billions: 5 Strategies These Billionaires Used to Get Rich

Today, as it's been for all our recorded history, getting rich entails building and adding an abundant amount of value to the world.<p>There are 2,043 billionaires in this world. Approximately one-quarter of them are from the US. Millionaires? We boast roughly 16 million of them. Clearly, it's hard to …

Usain Bolt

Red Sox Cheating Scandal Highlights Apple Watch’s Illicit Uses

Commercials for the Apple Watch show people swimming, running, climbing, jumping. But the watch can also be used, it turns out, for another activity: cheating.<p>The Boston Red Sox were caught by baseball’s authorities in a scheme to use the Apple Watch to steal signs from New York Yankees …

Baseball

10 ways the iPhone changed the world

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone. Although many derided it as a probable flop, the handset, and the other smartphones that followed, changed the world in a way that few gadgets have done before.<p>Here's how:<p>1. GPS<p>Before the days of GPS on your phone, if you weren't …

Mobile
Sheryl Sandberg

Here's what the cast of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' looks like in real life

On December 16, Disney is releasing a new "Star Wars" movie. "Rogue One" isn't a part of the regular galactic saga. Instead, it's a spin-off movie that takes place before the events of 1977's "Star Wars: A New Hope."<p>It follows an attempt by the Rebellion to steal the Galactic Empire's plans for the …

Science Fiction

5 Daily Habits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

The main difference between the few who get ahead and the many treading water is how well they spend their time.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial spirit lights a flame …

Entrepreneurship

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

The iPod turns 15: a visual history of Apple's mobile music icon

A look back at 15 years of iPod history<p>Fifteen years ago today, on October 23rd, 2001, Steve Jobs stood up on stage and announced the original iPod. Since that day, the iPod has changed the way people buy and listen to music, sold millions of devices, and laid the foundation for the powerhouses …

Forget the iPhone 7 — here are 9 reasons the 2017 iPhone will blow everyone away

Next year marks the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone, and all rumors are pointing to a radical redesign.<p>Check out the latest rumors surrounding Apple's next NEXT iPhone.

Mobile Technology

4 reasons you should choose iPhone over Android

But there are still some key reasons to choose the iPhone over Android if you're having trouble deciding.<p>Here's why you should pick the iPhone over Android phones:

Android Phones