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The 19th Century Hyperloop Was Going to Travel From NY to SF in 24 Hours

In 1894 the Wright Brothers’ first flight was still nearly a decade away. But people were obsessed with figuring out how to use powered flight for …

Saudi Arabia's Empty Threat to Wreck the U.S. Economy

In recent years there has been much speculation over what would happen to U.S. financial markets and the economy if Chinese authorities suddenly …

Saudi Arabia

This President Saved The Country From An Economic Disaster. When Will The Country Thank Him?

American history has enjoyed some remarkable instances of exactly the right person appearing at exactly the right time. Franklin Roosevelt comes to …

Economics
Government

This Microsoft legend says the the company is making bigger bets than ever before

Crucial futuristic products like the HoloLens holographic goggles and Skype Translate came straight out of the company's science labs.<p>But research wasn't always this central to Microsoft — in fact, there used to be a "barrier" between the more academia-like Microsoft Research and the rest of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Windows 7 drops under 50% market share, XP falls below 10%

Windows 7 is still the king, but it no longer holds the majority.<p><b>Update</b>: Net Applications updated its numbers saying they did not pass QA. As a result, Windows XP is still above 10 percent. The original story is below.<p>Nine months after Windows 10’s release, Windows 7 has finally fallen below 50 …

Doug Baldwin Asks Pete Carroll Not to Give Any Player Marshawn Lynch's No. 24

If Marshawn Lynch isn't wearing blue and green next season, Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin doesn't want to see another No. 24 on his sideline.<p>From the sound of things, no Seahawks player wants that.<p>Lynch announced his retirement via Twitter during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Though Bob …

Football (U.S.)

Obama bows out as comedian-in-chief at annual correspondents' dinner

President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time - wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.<p>Obama's performance Saturday night proved he hasn't lost a step.<p>"If this material works well, …

Donald Trump

17 photographs that prove Ireland is the most beautiful country on Earth

Government
South Asia

NFL Replays Are About to Get So Much Better

Starting this season, NFL players will be wearing microchips in their equipment to track their on-field performance, and that’s good news for …

NFL

CIA: OK, So Maybe We Work With Bad Guys

WASHINGTON -- The CIA is willing to overlook some of its shadier partners’ human rights records if they can still get the goods, according to agency Director John Brennan.<p>In a letter sent to a trio of lawmakers and provided to The Huffington Post, Brennan expanded on the agency’s controversial …

Martha's Vineyard

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Blaze Destroys LA Building

CIA Offers New Security Checks for ‘Torture Report’ Spies

U.S. spies are worried the long-awaited Senate review will paint targets on their backs. So the CIA is offering to help erase those targets.<p>The CIA …

ESPNRadio: Shows, Podcasts, Stations, Live Streaming - ESPN

GOLIC & WINGO<p>Golf Channel Analyst Brandel Chamblee shares his thoughts on Tiger Wood's potential resurgence. Listen<p>DAN LE BATARD<p>Michele Roberts talks …

6 Quick Stews To Keep You Warm This Winter

<i>These warming dishes have wonderfully complex flavors but don't take all day to make.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani

Oil Prices Plunge as OPEC Holds Firm on Production

Brent crude oil plunged more than $6 a barrel on Thursday, the sharpest one-day fall since 2011, after OPEC decided not to cut production despite a huge oversupply in world markets. Oil prices have fallen by more than a third since June as increasing production in North America from shale oil has …

Oil

Ferguson, The Morning After