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High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.<p>Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online …

South Dakota

The inside story of how ABC fired Roseanne Barr

How does the most popular new TV show in America get canceled in a matter of hours?<p>On Tuesday we found out. All it takes is a few derogatory tweets by a star, in this case Roseanne Barr, and a few conference calls by network executives.<p>Executives at ABC and its parent company, Disney, decided early …

NASCAR America: A Matt Kenseth return to Roush Fenway Racing would mean …

Roush Fenway Racing will make what it is calling a major partner announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and a report states that it will include details …

The Five Types Of Nicolas Cage Movies

Our Hollywood Taxonomy series, which just turned 3 years old, is all about the pursuit of clarity through categorization — using box office data and …

Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organisation (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

Disease

Inside The Fight For The Soul Of Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is under fire in the US over concerns that it could provide its clients' private — and at times secret — information to the Russian government. A new investigation by Russian news site Meduza, published here exclusively in English, goes inside the battle for control of the company — a …

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Have smartphones destroyed a generation?" Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, asked in an adapted excerpt of her controversial book, "iGen."<p>In the book, she argues that those born after 1995 are on the "brink of a mental-health crisis" -- and she believes …

Mental Health

The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth

An accountant discovered the discrepancy while reviewing the budget for new train platforms under Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.<p>The budget showed that 900 workers were being paid to dig caverns for the platforms as part of a 3.5-mile tunnel connecting the historic station to the Long Island …

Urban Design

College Football Playoff Preview: This Is Not Last Year’s Clemson-Alabama Matchup

Over the last two seasons, the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide have faced each other twice for the College Football Playoff championship. To …

How the Tax Bill Will Affect Eight American Families

If you’re confused by how the Republican tax bill will affect you, you’re not alone.<p>The final version rewrites the tax code in dozens of ways, …

Retirement

Leavine Family Racing gives Kasey Kahne much needed ‘fresh start’

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Kasey Kahne says it’s “been a while” since he has looked forward to a test session.<p>But at 37 and entering his 15th Cup …

What you need to know about the FCC's net neutrality repeal

President Donald Trump's FCC has put the kibosh on controversial Obama-era net neutrality regulations.<p>At its monthly meeting Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission, led by Republican Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal regulation passed in 2015 that prevented broadband companies from …

Net Neutrality

Racing world reacts to Danica Patrick’s Daytona, Indy double news

Here’s a sampling of quotes and social media reaction to Danica Patrick’s news announced earlier Friday that this would be her last full-time season …

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne head to Texas with updated ‘Justice League’ paint schemes

Hendrick Motorsports has revealed special <i>Justice League</i> paint schemes for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne in this weekend’s Cup race at Texas …

Breaking down Denny Hamlin’s controversial move on Chase Elliott

Larry McReynolds and AJ Allmendinger break down Denny Hamlin's controversial move on Chase Elliott going for the win in Martinsville.

Darrell Wallace Jr. to drive No. 43 for Richard Petty in Cup Series in 2018

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 43 full-time in the Cup Series next year, Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday.<p>Wallace, 24, …

NASCAR explains why only Martin Truex Jr. was penalized on restart

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — A NASCAR executive said that series officials clarified a rule on starts and restarts after drivers came to them with concerns …

NASCAR continues to study tire that flew off Kyle Busch’s car in Talladega crash

KANSAS CITY, Kansas — NASCAR confirmed Friday it is studying the left front tire that flew off Kyle Busch‘s car during a crash last weekend at …

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Information Security

Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces he and wife Amy are expecting a girl

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from NASCAR into fatherhood.<p>The 14-time most popular driver announced via an Instagram post that he and his wife, Amy, …

Amazon ordered to pay nearly $300 million in back taxes

Amazon.com must pay nearly $300 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, European authorities said Wednesday after concluding that the tech giant had benefited from an illegal tax arrangement dating to 2003.<p>The company, which is being fined about 250 million euros following a three-year investigation, …

'Vincent' AI transforms your rough sketch into a Van Gogh

Prisma made AI art style transfer fun for the masses, but a new machine learning app has much bigger ambitions. Applying its vast knowledge of art from the Renaissance to today, "Vincent" can take your simple sketch and transform it a finished painting influenced by Van Gogh, Cézanne and Picasso. …

NASCAR Team Penalized For Spoiler Mod After Fans Call Out Their Shady Behavior On TV

NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott’s No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team was penalized Tuesday for unapproved aerodynamic modifications to his car …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls Kevin Harvick’s comments “hurtful”

DETROIT — Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday he’s proud of his accomplishments after Kevin Harvick suggested NASCAR’s growth has been hindered because …

Motorsport

Jim Carrey Is Now an Amazing Painter and His Art Documentary Is Going Viral — Watch

Jim Carrey's disappearance from the big screen has left fans wondering what he's been up to. The answer is here, and it's pretty amazing.<p>Jim Carrey …

Jim Carrey

We’ve Been Dragging and Dropping the Hell Out of iOS 11

The volume indicator doesn't cover the whole middle of your phone anymore! It's just a slider at the top of the display.<p>Enable the setting in …

Apple Pay

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Apple Is About to Profoundly Change the Podcast Industry

Last week’s Apple developers’ conference, WWDC, is one of those major tech events where big announcements are made, products are unveiled, and bold …

Radio Industry

iPad Pro 10.5 review: Where execution and ambition meet

Never mind that Apple keeps updating its notebooks and desktops -- Tim Cook once said the iPad represented the future of personal computing. That was one year ago, when the company revealed the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and he seemed to mean it. Of course, you don't need me to tell you that a lot can …

If You Care About Cities, Apple's New Campus Sucks

The new headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino has the absolute best door handles. The greatest! They are, as my colleague Steven Levy writes, …