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Post-ABC poll: Most Americans approve of Trump-Russia probe, and nearly half think Trump committed a crime

More than twice as many Americans approve as disapprove of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation of possible coordination between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russian government, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds, indicating that the conservative effort to discredit …

Donald Trump

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

Trains
Health Care

Co-founder conflict

Garry Tan Contributor<p>Garry Tan is managing partner at Initialized Capital, a seed-stage VC firm. He was previously a partner at Y Combinator. Before that he was co-founder of Posterous (acquired by Twitter) and an early employee at Palantir Technologies.<p>Here’s how it felt in the weeks before I …

Marriage

Albert raises $2.5 million for its finance app that helps you save money

Everyone knows the basics of how to improve their financial health: put money into savings, track your spending, reduce your debt, look for ways to save on your monthly bills, and make smart investments. Where people struggle is translating that knowledge into specific actions you can take today. …

Personal Finance

Genalyte raises $36 million from Khosla for its one-drop blood test

Theranos competitor Genalyte just announced it has raised an equity round of $36 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures and Redmile Group.<p>The San Diego-based startup leverages lab-on-a-chip technology it says can run through up to 128 different tests on a single finger prick of blood in under 15 …

Genetic Engineering

Apps for planning your vacation

It’s 4th of July weekend, and if you’re not off traveling somewhere, hopefully you’re taking a summer trip soon. From Kayak to TripAdvisor, there are plenty of apps that want to help you maximize your vacation planning. We’ve found some others that are worth a mention, too. TechCrunch tested out …

Apps

3 Million Sippy Cups Are Being Recalled for Toxic Mold Risk

More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children between 4 and 12 months old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because of the risk of mold that …

Environmental Health

Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro declares state of emergency

Beleaguered leader invokes power to ‘confront threats’ as US officials warn country could disintegrate<p>Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has declared a state of emergency, hours after US intelligence officials warned that the South American country could be on the brink of disintegration.<p>The …

Venezuela

Vacation Rentals Search Engine Holidu Raises €5M Series A

It was only last July that HomeToGo, a European ‘metasearch’ engine for holiday rentals, raised €6 million in Series A funding. And now competitor Holidu has gotten in on the fundraising action.<p>The Munich-based company has closed a €5 million Series A round led by EQT ventures . Also participating …

Hospitality

Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime this December

Sure, you haven’t even started to recover from the joy and terror of Thanksgiving yet, but it’s already time to look ahead to the winter holiday season — and streaming video services want you to know that <i>they have your back</i>. Netflix will finally release its much-trailered Bill Murray holiday …

Entertainment

Microsoft Office Just Made Its Biggest Change in 30 Years

More than any other productivity app, Microsoft’s Office software suite has dictated the way we work. For years, workplace collaboration has meant …

Software
Government

Stride Health raises another $13M to take health plan recommendations national

Stride Health is one of many digital health companies that has gotten up on the Obamacare wave, and ridden it well. The San Francisco-based company specializes in providing health insurance recommendations to people who have traditionally had trouble getting covered affordably — freelancers and …

An Extraordinary Pentagon ‘Bull Session’ Over ISIS

Thomas D. McAvoy—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Truman Presidential Library<p>William J. Smith—AP<p>Popperfoto/Getty Images<p>Wally Nelson—AP<p>TSGT …

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

Encryption

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

Surprising secrets about flying

Not to make you all “There’s a man on the wing” paranoid, but there’s a lot that goes on aboard airplanes that we just don’t know about. In our travelers’ haze of in-flight movies, naps, and conversations with seat mates, we miss some intriguing (and sometimes unpleasant) parts of the flying …

Flying

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not somehow to inspire, and it was truly in the air that . . . we could at least gather round this perfection of a</i> …

Retro Active

Drugs, Guns, And Selfies: Gangs On Social Media

Can monitoring the social media activities of drug cartels and criminal gangs help disrupt their real-life networks?<p>Dr. Robert Muggah’s typical working day involves drugs, guns, and violence. At the SecDev Foundation in Canada and the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janiero, his team monitors the …

Social Media
Kaspersky Lab
Coast Guard
North Africa
Coast Guard
Save Me
Israel

Ice Storm Coats South from Oklahoma to Carolinas, Heads to Northeast

A band of snow and ice sliced across the South on Monday from Oklahoma to the Carolinas, cutting off power for more than a quarter of a million customers and threatening to paralyze major cities on its way to the Northeast.<p>For once, Boston wasn't the center of the winter weather. Instead, New …

Weather