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Wells Fargo will be fined $1 billion

Two federal regulators are close to fining Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees.<p>The hefty penalty will be announced as early as Friday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the …

Finance

Lyrid meteor shower to light up Earth Day sky

One of the oldest skywatching traditions on Earth is underway and set to peak this weekend. So lay back, relax and look up at the sky.<p>The best chance to see "shooting stars" in months comes this Earth Day weekend to those who are willing to head outside before dawn (or stay up all night long).<p>The …

Meteor Showers

A New York Farmer Says ICE Raided His Home And Cuffed Him Without A Warrant

In an administration rife with controversy, one of the most visible problems is with how Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement plays fast and loose with the law. It goes well beyond controversial deportations like those of the wrongfully accused Ricardo Rodriguez. ICE has been found to even …

Immigration

A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their Posts

Three members of the Tennessee Air National Guard have been removed from their posts after a video of an oath-taking ceremony involving a puppet …

National Guard

Texas Bar Owner Takes Down Sign With Racial Slur Following Facebook Posts, Insists It Wasn't Meant to be 'Racial'

The owner of a Fort Worth, Texas bar saw nothing wrong with a sign that read “SHUT UP NIGGER,” to the point where said sign is only coming down, …

Equality

Physics Explains Why No One Can Beat the Freeze

The only thing I know about the Freeze is that no one can beat the Freeze (except with a generous head start). And he's awesome. In case you haven't …

Identity Theft

Mark Zuckerberg Quietly Moves 1.5 Billion Users’ Rights Out of Europe’s Reach

Facebook is putting up a covert fight against new privacy rules.<p>In 2008, Facebook followed the lead of countless companies before it, establishing an international headquarters in Ireland in order to skirt relatively higher U.S. corporate tax rates. In doing so, the company also ensured that …

Privacy

This amateur mathematician just made an enormous “lucky” breakthrough in solving the 60-year-old Hadwiger-Nelson problem

The breakthrough is the first time the problem’s answer has been narrowed down since last century<p>Some of the greatest mathematical minds have been …

Mathematics

19 Pictures That Are 100000% Definitely NOT Of Dogs

No dogs to be seen here.

Pets

LA Fitness assumes black man isn't a member (but he is), bars him from entering and calls police

My first response to this story was "Unbelievable!" but unfortunately in America it's all too real, too frequent, and very believable.<p>Tshyrad Oates …

Justice

Small Alabama town raises a big stink about abandoned New York City 'poop train'

A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet.<p>In Parrish, Ala., population 982, the sludge-hauling "poop train" cars have sat idle near the Little League ball fields for more than two months, Mayor Heather …

Environmental Health

What Happens When a City Bans Non-Resident Drivers?

Besieged by commuters taking Waze-powered shortcuts, Leonia, New Jersey, closed its side streets to non-residents. Not everyone is happy with the results.<p>LEONIA, NJ—During morning rush hour, one of the first things you’ll notice on the streets of Leonia, New Jersey, are the yellow “resident” tags …

Urban Design

Queen Elizabeth's Last Remaining Corgi Has Died

Queen Elizabeth is mourning the death of her last corgi.<p>The monarch, who turns 92 on Saturday, has reportedly been “hit hard” by the loss of Willow, …

Pets

SpaceX to Launch NASA's Exoplanet-Hunting Spacecraft Today: How to Watch Live

After a delay, SpaceX is winding up again to launch NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) today (April 18) from Cape Canaveral Air …

Space Exploration

Scotts Miracle-Gro Buys Sunlight to Double Cannabis-Grower Sales

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. agreed to acquire the top U.S. distributor of hydroponics products for $450 million in cash and stock, a transaction that will …

Cannabis

Trump official reportedly spent almost $1 million on furniture

Not to be outdone by Ben Carson’s $31,000 dining table, a Trump administration official in charge of a small government agency spent almost $1 million to furnish two offices, the New York Post reported Tuesday.<p>U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spent more than $917,000 on essential items …

Trump Administration

Jordan Peele Revives Obama Impersonation to Call Donald Trump A ‘Dipsh*t’ and Tell Americans to ‘Stay Woke’ — Watch

Peele partnered with BuzzFeed for a fake out video about fake news.<p>Jordan Peele has partnered with BuzzFeed to record a new message for every …

Comedy

19 Dogs Who Made Their Owners Take A Deep, Deep Breath

Still cute tho.

Pets

We humbly request Spencer the dog to cheer us on at all future events

Running a marathon in bad weather conditions? You could use a little support from Spencer.<p>Competitors faced terrible weather at the Boston Marathon …

cheer

How to Stay Mentally Strong When You're Dealing With a Psychopath at Work

Working alongside a toxic person will take a toll on your psychological well-being. These strategies can reduce the damage.<p>When people think of a psychopath, they often conjure up images of serial killers. And while most serial killers likely are psychopaths, many more psychopaths aren't murderers. …

Psychology

How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley

Corey Pein took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men<p><b>T</b>he most desirable career of the 21st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being …

Silicon Valley

Diante Yarber: Police kill black father with barrage of bullets in Walmart parking lot

The killing of the 26-year-old, who is believed to have been unarmed, is being called a brutal case of excessive police force<p>California police fired what sounded like more than 30 bullets at a packed car in a shopping store parking lot, killing a black father of three and injuring a young woman in …

Law Enforcement

Amateur Archaeologist And 13-Year-Old Student Discover Trove Tied To Danish King

An amateur archaeologist and a 13-year-old student have uncovered a stash of thousand-year-old coins, rings and pearls on an island in the Baltic Sea in northern Germany, including items that might be tied to Harald Bluetooth, the famous king who united Denmark.<p>René Schön and student Luca …

Archaeology

Here’s What It Looks Like Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of a Well-Traveled Artist

Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary. By illustrating his daily experiences, observations, ideas, and memories, Naranja considers his ongoing project as “a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy and also a part of [him].” …

Art

SpaceX launches the alien planet-hunting TESS telescope today. Watch it live.

On Monday, SpaceX is scheduled to launch NASA's alien planet-hunting telescope TESS to orbit.<p>TESS — short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — …

Space Exploration

From Starbucks to Hashtags: We Need to Talk About Why White Americans Call the Police on Black People

“Don’t you fucking walk away! Don’t fucking walk away from me!” the 20-something-year-old woman screamed as she followed after the …

Justice

Throw Away These Possibly Salmonella-Tainted Eggs Right Now

A lot of eggs are being recalled! More than 200 million eggs, in fact, due to a salmonella outbreak that has been traced to a North Carolina farm. …

Environmental Health

You won't believe what NYC's commute looked like on this rainy morning

The morning commute in New York City is never really easy, but with this morning's rain storm, the inconvenient trek turned into a flooded …

Commuting

Bad News for Kissers: Mono Virus is Actually Linked to 7 Other Diseases

Celibacy's looking pretty great right now.<p>Getting mono is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it means you have someone to kiss, or at least swap …

Multiple Sclerosis