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Afghanistan Acts to Ban WhatsApp, but Claims Move Is Temporary

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government has moved to temporarily ban WhatsApp, the messaging app that is popular among the country’s elite, angering some users and raising concerns about freedom of expression.<p>Government letters asking private telecommunications companies to suspend WhatsApp as …

RadioShack survives its second bankruptcy -- barely

RadioShack is not dead yet.<p>The once ubiquitous electronics retailer has emerged from its second bankruptcy, but it's a mere shell of its former self.<p>Its court filings said it expects to operate primarily as an online retailer. But it does plan to keep up to 28 company-owned stores open, along with …

Employment

Tesla Sparks Fresh Cash Concerns After Model 3 Rollout Stumbles

Tesla Inc.’s delay in getting mass production going is increasing the likelihood that Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk will need to turn to Wall …

Four reasons to be cautious on gold heading into year-end

Phil Streible with RJO Futures lays out the reasons he sees gold prices headed lower.

Broadcom Is Said to Weigh Takeover Bid of Qualcomm

Qualcomm, a longtime giant of the computer chip industry that has fallen on hard times of late, may find itself a takeover target for a fast-rising upstart.<p>Broadcom, which in just eight years has become a formidable competitor in the semiconductor industry, is weighing a takeover bid for Qualcomm, …

Broadcom

Western governors want federal help in invasive mussel fight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Governors of 19 Western states are pressing the federal government to do more to prevent the spread of damage-causing invasive …

Scientists Find the Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in the Brain

When there's not enough of it, unwanted memories take over.<p>The brain does what it can to suppress unwanted thoughts, but we often end up wrestling …

Neuroscience

This smartphone app is like an AI chastity belt for teens

This new app lets you monitor the content your child creates and receives on their mobile phone. It’s a way for parents to watchdog without bothering their kids.<p>Gallery Guardian (GG) is an app created by YIPO Technologies which is revolutionizing keeping an eye on your child.<p>The application uses …

Apps

The Original Sin of the GOP Tax Plan

How did a proposal to simplify the tax code become such a mess? Blame its first principles.<p>The new tax bill released by the House GOP on Thursday would permanently slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, reduce the number of individual income tax brackets, and repeal a host of …

List: All of the Hollywood power players accused of sexual assault or harassment

The rapid fall of media mogul Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey following reports of sexual harassment and assault shook the entertainment world — and has prompted the airing of allegations against other Hollywood power players.<p>Here are the Hollywood men who have been accused of sexual …

Sexual Harassment

NASA Sounding Rocket To Probe The Space Between The Stars

NASA is to launch a sounding rocket for a 15-minute exploration of one of the deep mysteries of space – the intergalactic medium.<p>The cold, dark spaces between the stars and galaxies of the night sky aren’t empty – that’s actually where most of the matter in the Universe is. It’s called the …

Universe

Prospects of a deal for 'Dreamers' may hinge on separating Trump from hard-liners on his staff

Lawmakers who favor a deal to protect some 700,000 young immigrants facing possible deportation because of the end of the Obama administration’s<p>DACAprogram are seeking to drive a wedge betweenPresident Trumpand hard-liners on his staff, launching appeals directly to a president who they see as …

FEMA removes statistics about drinking water access, electricity in Puerto Rico from website

As of Wednesday, half of Puerto Ricans had access to drinking water and 5 percent of the island had electricity, according to statistics published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on its Web page documenting the federal response to Hurricane Maria.<p>By Thursday morning, both of those key …