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Did China Just Steal $360 Billion From America?

“The FBI has obtained information regarding multiple malicious cyber actor groups that have compromised sensitive business information from U.S. commercial and government networks through cyber espionage,” warned the law enforcement agency on the 2nd of this month. At about the same time, the …

Cybersecurity

Amazon had to pass these four tests by Jeff Bezos before launching its first physical bookstore

In Amazon's shareholder letter written in 2007, Bezos explains he never approves a new business idea, like opening a physical store, unless it passes the following four tests:<p>"I often get asked, 'When are you going to open physical stores?' That's an expansion opportunity we've resisted," Bezos …

The dirty reason China can't always tell North Korea what to do

Global consumption of coal has declined significantly over the past year, driven by China, which makes up about half of the world's demand for coal.<p>But the Asian giant's break from one of the world's dirtiest fuels is unlikely to be a clean one: While China seems to be reducing coal production and …

Falklands Islands: Argentina celebrates UN decision to expand its maritime territory to include disputed 'Malvinas'

Argentina's government celebrated on Monday a decision by a UN commission expanding its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 35 per cent to include the disputed Falkland Islands and beyond.<p>The Argentine foreign ministry said that its waters had increased by 0.66 million square miles …

The collapse in oil prices is causing Saudi Arabia to change its economy

A new report from The Atlantic Council finds that the extensive decline in oil revenues is focusing minds in Riyadh. The fiscal pressure is forcing "the kingdom's leadership to modernize the economy," the report concludes.<p>Saudi Arabia ran a fiscal deficit of about $98 billion in 2015, a figure that …

Top Kasich aide: Romney tried to help broker backchannel with Cruz campaign

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a storyline that could be ripped from a House of Cards script, John Kasich's campaign is looking to coordinate behind the scenes with Ted Cruz's in a mutual effort to deny Donald Trump enough delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination. They even tried to get 2012 nominee …

Black water pouring out of Texas town's faucets

A Texas town is facing another crisis days after its mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, a city councilman and a former councilman were arrested earlier this week.<p>Crystal City residents don’t have any water they can drink. Black water came out of the pipes in homes in the tiny city where the …

Saudi oil minister to face rival U.S. producers as price rout bites

While soaring US shale output brought on by the hydraulic fracturing revolution contributed to oversupply, many blame the 70% price collapse in the past 20 months primarily on Naimi, seen as the oil market's most influential policymaker.<p>During his keynote on Tuesday at the annual IHS CERAWeek …

Islamic State 'hit by cash crisis in its capital Raqqa'

Air strikes and low oil price have led to emergency mesaures, according to dissidents, who say inflation is soaring<p>Faced with a cash shortage in its self-declared caliphate, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has slashed salaries, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market …

The FBI found a trench of human feces at a cultural site near where the Oregon 'militia' camped

The filing came after the FBI on Friday said it was working with the Burns Paiute Tribe to identify damage to the tribe's artifacts and sacred burial grounds at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during the six-week occupation.<p>Evidence teams began processing the crime scenes at the refuge on …

Ronald Reagan Once Urged Senate To Act On Lame-Duck Supreme Court Nomination Of Anthony Kennedy

The Gipper called for "prompt hearings conducted in the spirit of cooperation and bipartisanship."<p>Ronald Reagan almost appears to be speaking from beyond the grave to Republicans vowing to block any Supreme Court nominee submitted by President Barack Obama.<p>In this clip from C-SPAN, the Gipper urges …

Texas mayor jailed after disrupting City Council meeting

A Texas mayor accused of public corruption spent the night in jail after allegedly disrupting a City Council meeting as he fights a recall effort.<p>Jail records show Crystal City Mayor Ricardo Lopez was being held Wednesday on charges that include hindering a proceeding by disorderly conduct. The …

Venezuela faces ‘worst-case scenario’ as Zika outbreak expands

The mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, according to the World Health Organization.<p>The mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects is expected to spread to all …

Sugar May Be as Damaging to The Brain as Extreme Stress or Abuse

Yikes.<p><i>This article was written by Jayanthi Maniam and Margaret Morris from UNSW Australia, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>We all …

The Brain

Tracy McGrady Joins ESPN As NBA Analyst

Tracy McGrady had a brief interlude of playing professional baseball since retiring from the NBA, but he will now make practical use of his basketball knowledge and explore a new career frontier.<p>The Associated Press' Brian Mahoney reported Monday that McGrady joined ESPN to be an NBA analyst and …

Basketball

Saunas, bars and cable TV: luxury world discovered inside Mexican riot prison

Luxuries that would not be out of place in a five-star hotel have been discovered in a prison in northern Mexico following a riot that killed 49 inmates.<p>Investigators in Nuevo Leon state found saunas, bars, food stands, fish tanks, digital cable and mini-fridges inside some of the cells of …

Mexico

South Korea's leader warns of North Korea collapse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president warned Tuesday that rival North Korea faces collapse if it doesn't abandon its nuclear bomb …

History should have taught Derek Fisher where to draw the line

A little advice for all the players and coaches in Toronto for NBA All-Star Weekend: Don’t do anything Derek Fisher would do.<p>In a world of habitual …

Russian prime minister: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves

Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.<p>Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev …

Martin Shkreli Hit With $4.6M IRS Tax Lien On Top Of SEC Charges

Martin Shkreli may be able to sail through his prosecution for alleged securities fraud. He may even be able to joke about his recent Senate testimony. But the pharma bad boy is unlikely to walk away from the IRS. It wants its money. The IRS filed a tax lien for $4,628,928 in unpaid taxes, …

Martin Shkreli

Apple to Open $25 Million Technology Development Site in India [Updated]

Apple plans to open a $25 million technology development site that'll span 250,000 square feet in Hyderabad, India, according to <i>ZDNet</i>. The site will open its "innovation center" in June of this year before ramping up to full operations by the end of the year.<p>The new centre will be built on 250,000 …

The Latest: Turkey confirms shelling Kurds in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria as government troops, backed by Russian air power, continue to encircle rebel-held districts of the …

The quake-maker you've never heard of: Cascadia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mother Earth slowly reveals her secrets, and this time, it's a fault line deep in the belly of the planet.<p>Its name is a whopper: The Cascadia subduction zone.<p>Its gargantuan size and potential power amaze earthquake experts, who say it could cause the worst natural disaster in the history of …

Geology

Gas Station Skimmer Scams Are on the Rise

Smaller devices and better security elsewhere make fuel pumps a target.<p>Gas prices are low, but consumers are finding a different kind of pain at the …

Scientists say spread of virus that's killing honeybees 'a man-made thing'

The global spread of a virus that deforms the wings of honeybees and kills them in droves was caused by humans, new research has found.<p>According to the study published this week in Science, the problem dates to the mid-20th century when Asian honeybees traded widely in the former Soviet Union were …

Honey Bees

The UK Gets The Greenlight For DNA Manipulation in Embryos

Embryonic research has been taken to the next level.<p>Scientists in the UK have been given the okay by fertility regulators to genetically modify human …

Genetics

Puerto Rico wants to erase half its debt

Puerto Rico has a new plan to get out of its massive debt crisis: Use a big eraser.<p>The island's taxpayers are currently on the hook to pay back about $50 billion. On Monday, Puerto proposed cutting that nearly in half to $26.5 billion.<p>So far, Puerto Rico's creditors are not impressed.<p>"It's …

A Donald Trump victory could threaten Fox's hold on GOP primaries

As a rule, Republican candidates don't run against Fox.<p>For two decades, Roger Ailes' cable news network has been one of the most powerful conduits between GOP hopefuls and conservative voters. Nearly every Republican candidate has courted the network in some way or another, and some have even seen …

Time is running out for stricken freighter as it drifts towards French coast

A final salvage effort is to be made today to try and tow a stricken cargo ship which is drifting on its side off the French Atlantic coast.<p>Previous attempts to board the “Modern Express” in order to attach a cable have failed due to the extreme incline of the vessel and difficult sea conditions.<p>If …

France