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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30
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White House threatens to shut down briefing over questions on transgender policy shiftWH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to shut down Wednesday’s briefing after several reporters asked for details on President Trump’s new policy
White House threatens to shut down briefing over questions on transgender policy shift
New Developments in Case Where Driver Livestreamed Deadly Car CrashObdulia Sanchez allegedly kept livestreaming on Instagram after the accident even as her sister lay dying; she pleaded not guilty to charges including manslaughter while intoxicated.
New Developments in Case Where Driver Livestreamed Deadly Car Crash
Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominatorRepublicans are abandoning their ambitions to repeal and replace the ACA, instead hoping they can get 50 votes for a so-called skinny repeal of aspects of current law.
Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominator
Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian WomanIn the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the Minneapolis Police Department announced new bodycam policies for officers.
Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman
Baby dies after days 'strapped in a car seat without food'Lovily K Johnson has been charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse following the death of her son Noah Edward Johnson at their apartment in Wyoming, Michigan. Police said Johnson had arrived at the local hospital last week with Noah who was already “clearly deceased and had been for some time”.
Baby dies after days 'strapped in a car seat without food'
Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in MexicoThey also warned to drink in moderation
Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in Mexico
Portugal battles raging wildfiresMore than ten villages in central Portugal have been evacuated as forest fires rage in the provinces of Castelo Branco and Santarem.  Almost 5,000 firefighters supported by water-dropping aircraft are deployed across central and northern areas of Portugal as the country continues its annual summertime battle against wildfires. “The intensity of the wind is diabolical,” said Jaime Marta Soares, saying new fires keep popping up away from the main fires. (Reuters)
Portugal battles raging wildfires
McDonald's worker puts everyone off ice cream with 'disgusting' photos  A former McDonald’s worker has turned the stomach of fast food fans by sharing ‘disgusting’ photos from inside a mouldy ice cream maker. Teenager Nick, who did not disclose his surname, shared the photos on Twitter, claiming: “This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering…” This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering... pic.twitter.com/DTXXpzE7Ce— nick (@phuckyounick) July 14, 2017 This is the side of the ice cream machine! It's not from a grease trap pic.twitter.com/nMpnFxAvZ4— nick (@phuckyounick) July 17, 2017 The 18-year-old says he worked at a McDonald’s outlet in Louisiana for five months, telling BuzzFeed he posted the photos to let people know “how disgusting the conditions are”. Nick claims he lost his job shortly after posting the photos “exposing McDonald's”, but tweeted that he already had another one lined up when he decided to post them online. Since I'm exposing McDonald's I might as well show y'all what y'all really eating... fresh out the freezer. pic.twitter.com/KZ7Ao1kWsR— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 Nice and dirty... pic.twitter.com/vjxuVLJpgF— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 McDonald’s said in a statement the equipment seen in the photos does not come into contact with any food. “We are committed to running great restaurants that provide our customers with high quality food, service and a clean environment,” a spokesperson said. “This is a part of our soft serve equipment that does not come into contact with any food and is required to undergo regular and timely cleaning.”  Extraordinary floating McDonald’s restaurant left abandoned for 30 years How Twitter reacted  How does your tweet about ONE franchise of McDonald's justifies all McDonald's?? pic.twitter.com/64ryGc8mG7— Girinator (@amiegirin) July 18, 2017 Thanks for ruining my day, I just had an ice cream cone from them ����‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/s7OcTdzxt4— هانا �� (@h_annaah_) July 16, 2017 Meanwhile at Wendy's...�� pic.twitter.com/2Djg3WSeSi— imari✨ (@_esstco) July 16, 2017 The employees telling us the machine is down pic.twitter.com/kLpivUpD4c— Covfefí Champu (@CuddleSweet) July 16, 2017 pic.twitter.com/O08LuxKapY— Trust in Hue (@dawg_pound69) July 17, 2017 Revealed: The real reason McDonald's hamburgers ‘never rot’ mcdonalds secret menu  
McDonald's worker puts everyone off ice cream with 'disgusting' photos  
Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowningNEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.
Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning
Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military serviceSens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members.
Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military service
Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government serviceTop White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday on “Fox &Friends” that having to complete financial disclosure forms demoralizes qualified people from serving in government.
Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government service
Fatal Ride MalfunctionAt least one person was killed and five critically injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair.
Fatal Ride Malfunction
LGBTQ Service Members, Activists React to Trump's Transgender BanPresident Trump's Twitter announcment that transgender people wouldn't be allowed to serve in the military was met with wide backlash.
LGBTQ Service Members, Activists React to Trump's Transgender Ban
Behold South Korea's adorable new First DogDear internet — please welcome your newest First Dog. South Korea's president Moon Jae-in has officially adopted Tory, the shelter dog he promised to take in during his presidential campaign.  On Wednesday, he welcomed the little pooch into the country's presidential mansion:   SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Tory, a four-year-old black mixed breed dog, was introduced to the Blue House alongside Moon's other two pets — Maroo, a dog; and Jjing-jjing, a cat. Meet President Moon Jae-in's newly adopted dog Tory, who was earlier rescued from an abusive owner and given refuge in a shelter. #dogs pic.twitter.com/DNb4U5w1AO — LIM Yun Suk (@yunsukCNA) July 26, 2017 "As a society, we need to pay more attention to abandoned animals and care for them," the president said at a ceremony to officially welcome Tory to the Blue House. As many as 300,000 animals had been abandoned in the country, he added. A post shared by Sung Eun (@k.jung.won) on Jul 26, 2017 at 7:59pm PDT Administration officials had previously confirmed that they would bring Tory to the Blue House in May when the adoption process was complete.  Tory had been seen as unpopular with adopters, because of a stigma surrounding black dogs in Korea.  "Tory had to wait for two years to be adopted while his lighter-furred friends easily found new homes," Park Soyoun, the president of Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), a Seoul-based shelter, told Reuters. A post shared by 뼛속까지 친노친문 (@leekyeongcheol) on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:45am PDT Tory had been kept on a meter-long (3.2 ft) leash in an abandoned farmhouse and fed scraps before he was rescued in 2015.  Tory, when he was first found in 2015Image: CARE/NaverThe dog was first thrust into the public spotlight when three animal groups — including CARE — started a nationwide campaign calling on presidential candidates to adopt a dog from their shelters after they were elected. A postcard depicting Tory, which was offered as a part of a crowdfunding reward.Image: Nam Jong-Young/DaumSoon after the campaign was launched, Moon promised to adopt Tory if he was elected.  The president — an animal-friendly candidate who pledged to build more playgrounds for pets, as well as feeding facilities for stray cats — said then that "both humans and animals have the right to be free from prejudice and discrimination." WATCH: These adorable Great Danes make pool time look like heaven
Behold South Korea's adorable new First Dog
China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chiefControversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord". It comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong's freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing. The high-speed rail line between Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, 80 miles away, is due to open in 2018.
China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief
Business
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30
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L.L. Bean rebuffs boycott over granddaughter’s big Trump donationA man wipes off the headlights of the L.L. Bean Bootmobile in the parking lot at the facility where the famous outdoor boot is made. L.L. Bean is pushing back against a boycott led by a group urging consumers not to shop at retailers that support President-elect Donald Trump after it was revealed that Linda Bean, heir of the Maine-based company’s founder, had donated to a political action committee that helped elect Trump. “We are deeply troubled by the portrayal of L.L. Bean as a supporter of any political agenda,” Shawn Gorman, L.L. Bean’s executive chairman, said in a statement posted to Facebook late Sunday.
L.L. Bean rebuffs boycott over granddaughter’s big Trump donation
Union leader who says Trump lied about Carrier deal refuses to back downTrump tours a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2016. Chuck Jones, the union leader who claims President-elect Donald Trump lied to Carrier employees while touting a deal to keep jobs in the U.S., says he started receiving harassing phone calls a half hour after Trump slammed him on Twitter. “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years,” Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, told CNN on Thursday morning.
Union leader who says Trump lied about Carrier deal refuses to back down
Working, eating and sleeping at the officeThe sight of workers sleeping on the job is common in China, where a surplus of cheap labor can lead to downtime and employees at startup companies work long hours.
Working, eating and sleeping at the office
Obama seeks ‘irreversible’ opening to CubaThis story is part of a weeklong Yahoo series marking one year since the opening of relations between the United States and Cuba.
Obama seeks ‘irreversible’ opening to Cuba
World News
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30
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Transgender soldier: 'This is the only job I ever wanted'This week while on vacation, Wyatt woke up to the news that President Trump had tweeted his intention to reinstate the ban. It’s an experience that has been shared, in some form or another, by the estimated 1,320 to 6,630 transgender individuals currently serving among the 1.3 million members of the US military, according to a 2016 RAND study estimate. Army Corp. Mac McEachin was driving through Georgia on a road trip from New Jersey to Texas when he got the news.
Transgender soldier: 'This is the only job I ever wanted'
Behind Trump’s transgender ban, a political calculusDonald Trump has long evinced a live-and-let-live attitude toward gay, lesbian, and transgender people. Foremost, the president needs a legislative victory, and by giving House conservatives what they wanted on transgender troops, he has paved the way for passage of a key military spending bill.
Behind Trump’s transgender ban, a political calculus
When Congress wields a tool of peaceOne shining example of bipartisan cooperation in Congress has been strong lawmaker support for a popular tool in foreign policy: sanctions on other nations or their leaders and companies. This week lawmakers are even more united as they move to approve new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea.
When Congress wields a tool of peace
In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsAppAs livestock began to die six months ago, and the parched earth ran dry, a handful of people in this self-declared republic had a novel idea: create a WhatsApp group called Daryeel, “Caring,” to spread the news of their need. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” smiles Ali Mohamoud Kabadhe, one of the group’s creators. Little did they know the marriage of a 21st-century social messaging app with a centuries-old problem would transform the fate of their sub-clan.
In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp
Technology
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30
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How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural AmericansMicrosoft is helping to bring broadband to underserved rural Americans.
How Microsoft wants to bring broadband to rural Americans
The biggest problems with putting microchips in employeesRFID chip implants can be convenient for some, but they raise both privacy and security questions.
The biggest problems with putting microchips in employees
Why Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are fightingTesla CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are having a very public spat about artificial intelligence.
Why Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are fighting
Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too lateElon Musk's dire predictions of a robot apocalypse may be a bit over dramatic, but experts agree that we need some kind of regulation to protect us from artificial intelligence.
Why scientists want AI regulated now before it's too late
Amazon launches a social network for spending moneyAmazon's Spark is a social network for spending cash.
Amazon launches a social network for spending money
Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flawThe back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom. Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost Chromebooks and Apple’s (AAPL) own MacBook line. The Surface Laptop also marks the debut of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system, a more security- and performance-minded variant of Windows 10.
Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw
Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phoneSprint wants you to lease your next smartphone.
Sprint doesn’t want you to buy your next phone
Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realizeHarman Kardon’s Invoke is Microsoft’s first true Amazon Echo competitor. When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their own smart speakers or will likely release them soon.
Amazon's Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize
Another fitness-band company shuts down. But why?This week, according to the Information, Jawbone shut down.
Another fitness-band company shuts down. But why?
Pogue's Basics: Navigate the Start menu tiles using keyboardAs you probably know, the Start menu in Windows 10 has two sides. If you start typing, you’ll discover that you can navigate the left side from the keyboard. Too bad you can’t navigate the right side if you’re a keyboard nut!
Pogue's Basics: Navigate the Start menu tiles using keyboard
'Pokémon Go' celebrates its first birthday by giving Pikachu a hatPokémon Gois celebrating its first birthday this month with discounts on items and something for fans of the original PokémonTV show: Pikachu, donning Ash's hat. SEE ALSO: 'Pokémon Go' is branding Pokémon caught by cheaters Starting today and running through July 24, Pikachus found in the wild will be wearing Ash's hat from the first season of the Pokémonanime. Pikachu was the very first Pokémon that the show's protagonist caught and has stuck with him through all these years (despite Ash changing his hat several times over the course of the series). Whether Pikachu will keep the hat on if evolved into Raichu is unknown at this point, but we can dream. On top of Pikachu's new duds, players will be able to get a limited anniversary box that includes incubators, max revives, ultra balls, and raid passes at a discounted price. Outside of the game, Niantic teased more details coming about in-person events including the sold-out Pokémon GoFest Chicago, European events coming this summer, and events in Yokohama, Japan this August. Niantic dropped one more astounding piece of information to show just how popular its game has been: In its first year, Pokémon Goplayers have caught over 125 billion Pokémon. That's a lot of Pokémon. WATCH: Professional video gamers react to Pokémon Go
'Pokémon Go' celebrates its first birthday by giving Pikachu a hat
China vs the World: Smartphone giants face a low-cost threatIf you're in the market for a new smartphone, you might want to give these Chinese handsets a chance.
China vs the World: Smartphone giants face a low-cost threat
How open-internet rules are actually helping consumersDespite protests from opponents, it looks like open internet rules might actually be helping consumers.
How open-internet rules are actually helping consumers
Pogue's Basics: The master class on capturing screenshotsMaybe you’re writing up instructions, illustrating a computer book, or collecting proof of some secret screen you found buried in a game. You can take pictures of the entire screen or capture only the contents of a rectangular selection. On the Mac, it’s Command-Shift-3 to capture the whole screen, orCommand-Shift 4 to grab a region of the screen.
Pogue's Basics: The master class on capturing screenshots
A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the worldThe Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Google has to stop linking to a website impacting a Canadian company in both the country and the rest of the world.
A ruling against Google in Canada could affect free speech around the world
Politics
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30
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Three senators name their price for health-care bill vote: a promise it won't become lawJULY 27: From left, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., hold a press conference to demand assurances on the “skinny” health care repeal bill in the Capitol on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The Senate is expected to hold a “Vote-A-Rama” series of votes on health care legislation late into the night. WASHINGTON — As a vote neared Thursday on a proposed “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, three key Republican senators said they would only vote for it if they are assured it won’t actually become law.
Three senators name their price for health-care bill vote: a promise it won't become law
A White House week to remember: Confusion to the enemy (and everyone else)President Trump holds a rally with supporters in Youngstown, Ohio, July 25, 2017. Whether or not the alt-right-provocateur-turned-chief-White-House-strategist orchestrated the chaos that was kicked off last Thursday with President Trump’s hair-raising interview with the New York Times, it certainly advanced the “creative destruction” that he reportedly favors. To most observers, though, the destruction part was more apparent than the creative effort, as Trump launched an unprecedented campaign to undermine Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with the explicit goal of controlling the special counsel’s investigation into Russian influence in last year’s election.
A White House week to remember: Confusion to the enemy (and everyone else)
Trump administration reportedly threatens Alaska over senator’s health care voteSen. Lisa Murkowsk confirmed that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke contacted her after her vote against a health care bill earlier this week. The conversation reportedly involved threats of administrative retribution against her home state.
Trump administration reportedly threatens Alaska over senator’s health care vote
Boy Scout chief apologizes for Trump’s speechMichael Surbaugh, the chief scout executive for the Boy Scouts, was forced to apologize Thursday for President Trump’s address at the group’s annual jamboree.
Boy Scout chief apologizes for Trump’s speech
‘What Happened’: Hillary’s new book isn’t out yet, but Twitter is already making fun of the titleThe book is weeks away, but the title and cover of the candidate’s campaign memoir have already been found wanting by detractors.
‘What Happened’: Hillary’s new book isn’t out yet, but Twitter is already making fun of the title
In creative gambit, GOP senators ask House not to pass their own health care billRepublican senators say they want assurances that their House colleagues won't push the Senate's "skinny repeal" bill into law before first fixing the legislation in a joint conference committee.
In creative gambit, GOP senators ask House not to pass their own health care bill
Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government serviceTop White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday on “Fox &Friends” that having to complete financial disclosure forms demoralizes qualified people from serving in government.
Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government service
Scaramucci calls into CNN for wild interview about Priebus and leaksThe White House communications director called into CNN's "New Day" early Thursday to explain his Twitter message that reportedly suggested he wants the FBI to investigate White House chief of staff Reince Priebus for the "leak" of Scaramucci's financial disclosure form.
Scaramucci calls into CNN for wild interview about Priebus and leaks
Trump to Sessions: ‘You’re kind of fired! (Maybe.)’The lesson of President Trump's breach with AG Jeff Sessions: The guy who held himself out on TV as the world's toughest CEO is surprisingly ineffectual.
Trump to Sessions: ‘You’re kind of fired! (Maybe.)’
Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender peopleAfter President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the military, the Canadian Armed Forces took a different tack. In an apparent jab at its southern neighbor, the Canadian military invited individuals “of all sexual orientations and gender identities” to join the ranks. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength #ForcesJobs,” a tweet sent from the official Canadian Armed Forces handle read.
Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender people
White House threatens to shut down briefing over questions on transgender policy shiftWH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to shut down Wednesday’s briefing after several reporters asked for details on President Trump’s new policy
White House threatens to shut down briefing over questions on transgender policy shift
Transgender Navy SEAL to Trump: You’re taking liberty away from people who defend yoursTransgender Navy SEAL Kristin Beck says that President Trump’s announcement barring transgender people from the military is robbing thousands of liberty.
Transgender Navy SEAL to Trump: You’re taking liberty away from people who defend yours
Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominatorRepublicans are abandoning their ambitions to repeal and replace the ACA, instead hoping they can get 50 votes for a so-called skinny repeal of aspects of current law.
Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominator
Border wall funding could lead to government shutdown as budget battle heats upIf House Republicans vote to advance a $788 billion spending bill this week, Congress could find itself in a budget quagmire due to a provision that allocates funds for President Trump’s controversial border wall.
Border wall funding could lead to government shutdown as budget battle heats up
Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military serviceSens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members.
Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military service
Sports
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30
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Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic GamesJust days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press. The AP’s survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio’s Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.
Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games
The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA FinalsThis evening is Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will once again face off, and each team has a very stylish roster.
The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals
How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike"Mechanical doping" made its way into the popular culture last week when a professional bike racer got caught.​
How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike
Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two months after Stabler — has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated trauma. The New York Times reports that well over 100 football players, including several Pro Football Hall of Famers, have CTE so far.
Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?
Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing BallerinaWith a dream of becoming the first hijab-wearing Muslim ballerina, 14-year-old Stephanie Kurlow recently launched a fundraising page in the hopes of pulling together more than $7,000 so that she can get her certification to open a performing arts program in her native Sydney because she said, “I don’t want certain people who are discriminatory to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams and being unique.” 
Muslim Teen Defies Tradition to Become First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina
Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival TeenA cheering coach lost her job after allegedly tripping a cheerleader. Video shows the cheerleader backflipping and Teresa Fann sticking a leg out to stop her.
Cheerleading Coach Fired for Sabotaging Rival Teen
Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for MarijuanaAt least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.
Schools No Longer Punishing Athletes Harshly for Marijuana
World's Longest Bicycle Spans 117-Feet—Half a City Block!Clear the streets! Dutch cycling group Mijl Van Mares Werkploeg just broke the 2016 world record for longest bicycle.  At a whopping 117 feet long, the bike stretches half a city block and spans farther than the word’s longest limo, at 100 feet long. Per Guinness World Record’s requirements, it has just two wheels and is actually operable. The bike stretches half a city block. (Photo: Guinness World Records) In the video, Mara Montalbano shows us how it rides.
World's Longest Bicycle Spans 117-Feet—Half a City Block!
Why I Like It When My 8-year-old Loses at Sports“In business, you either close a deal or you don’t — and if you don’t, you can’t just say, ‘Well, everybody tried hard, right?’” Jen Welter, a sports psychologist and the first female coach in the NFL, tells Yahoo Parenting.
Why I Like It When My 8-year-old Loses at Sports
Study Finds Benefit of CheerleadingCould cheerleading be the most progressive sport in terms of gender roles? New research from the University of East Anglia indicates that the traditionally female-centered activity can help participants of both sexes challenge stereotypes about girls in sports. The study, which was published in the journal Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, tracked the growing popularity of cheerleading in the U.K. and focused on the members of four cheerleading teams. “The participants in our study talked about flipping gender norms in cheerleading,” Dr. Amy Pressland, a co-author of the study, tells Yahoo Parenting.
Study Finds Benefit of Cheerleading
Tom Brady on Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes: 'That's Poison'Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen. (Photo: Instagram.com/gisele) A run-of-the-mill post-game radio interview with Tom Brady ended up being a lot more than that, when the Patriots quarterback took a swing at the processed food industry — calling out Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes, specifically.  Brady’s been known to stick to an extremely healthy diet — avocado “ice cream,” anyone? — but this interview revealed the passion behind his healthy habits.
Tom Brady on Coca-Cola and Frosted Flakes: 'That's Poison'
When Someone You Love Spirals Out of Control, When Do You Stay and When Do You Go?Though the two are still legally married, Khloe Kardashian left the basketball star after five years together in 2013, reportedly over his struggle with substance abuse and, primarily, his addiction to cocaine.  Odom remains in critical condition, still unconscious, with Kardashian by his side after she rushed to Las Vegas upon hearing the news.  Earlier this week, University of Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian was fired, allegedly as a result of his own struggle with alcoholism and his violation of the school’s zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol use. The 41-year-old has three children with his estranged wife.  Also this week, reality TV star Scott Disick, the former boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian and father of her children, checked into rehab to get help for his addiction problems.
When Someone You Love Spirals Out of Control, When Do You Stay and When Do You Go?
As NFL Player Daniel Fells Contracts MRSA, a Look at How Serious Staph Infections WorkDaniel Fells in January 2015.  “This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning,” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon told NFL.com. “We’re all fighting for Daniel.” But what is MRSA, exactly? “I can’t count how many MRSA infections I see. While MRSA infections have leveled off in the last few years following a rapid increase from the 1960s to mid-2000s, they have the potential to turn deadly — and do.
As NFL Player Daniel Fells Contracts MRSA, a Look at How Serious Staph Infections Work
High School Quarterback’s Tragic Death Highlights Silent Danger of an Enlarged SpleenA spleen can become enlarged for many reasons, including genetic diseases, William Katkov, MD, a gastroenterologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., tells Yahoo Health. Here’s why that’s a problem: A person may feel better and resume their normal activities, but their enlarged spleen is more susceptible to rupturing and may no longer be protected by their ribcage, leaving it incredibly vulnerable to injury. “An enlarged spleen is at an increased risk for rupture or injury in the setting of normal trauma, like a football game, diving into a pool, or minor car accident,” Katkov says. While an enlarged spleen can be asymptomatic, Katkov says a person can feel uncomfortable or have a feeling of fullness in their upper abdomen on the left side.
High School Quarterback’s Tragic Death Highlights Silent Danger of an Enlarged Spleen
Novak Djokovic’s Inspiring Dad Comments: How Being a Parent Heightens Happy MomentsNovak Djokovic, who beat Roger Federer to claim the U.S. Open title on Sunday, says parenthood has made him a better player. Since then, the tennis champ has credited fatherhood with improving his game.
Novak Djokovic’s Inspiring Dad Comments: How Being a Parent Heightens Happy Moments
Entertainment
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30
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Why Are We So Addicted to Mysteries Like ‘Making a Murderer?’Why we can’t turn away from shows like Serial and Making a Murderer. (Photo: Getty Images)
Why Are We So Addicted to Mysteries Like ‘Making a Murderer?’
New A&E Show ‘Fit to Fat to Fit’ Makes Trainers Gain Weight — But What Does it Prove?Adonis Hill, a trainer on the upcoming show “Fit to Fat to Fit,” went from weighing 217 pounds to 286 pounds by consuming 8,000 calories a day.
New A&E Show ‘Fit to Fat to Fit’ Makes Trainers Gain Weight — But What Does it Prove?
Health
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:20
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The Right Way to Clean a Toaster OvenToaster ovens do far more than make toast. Most models on the market today can cook smaller amounts of almost anything you'd make in a regular oven—pizza, chicken, cookies. And just like cleaning...
The Right Way to Clean a Toaster Oven
The Right Way to Clean a Toaster OvenToaster ovens do far more than make toast. Most models on the market today can cook smaller amounts of almost anything you'd make in a regular oven—pizza, chicken, cookies. And just like cleaning...
The Right Way to Clean a Toaster Oven
Try These Healthier Summer CocktailsIf one of your goals this season is to improve your health and your eating habits, here's a sobering statistic: A single strawberry daiquiri has more calories than a McDonald’s double cheeseburge...
Try These Healthier Summer Cocktails
Try These Healthier Summer CocktailsIf one of your goals this season is to improve your health and your eating habits, here's a sobering statistic: A single strawberry daiquiri has more calories than a McDonald’s double cheeseburge...
Try These Healthier Summer Cocktails
Is There a Link between Social Media &Anorexia?The Doctors discuss controversial Instagram star Eugenia Cooney, whose thin frame has caused many to worry she could be suffering from an eating disorder. The Doctors note that Eugenia has never come forward saying she has any type of eating disorder, but worry that some of her followers have expressed their desire to be as thin as she is. Doctors guest Rosie Mercado, who was criticized for her weight and also when she lost weight, believes that social media stars have a responsibility to their followers to put out a positive message.
Is There a Link between Social Media &Anorexia?
My Sister Needs a Makeover!Yvonne has come to The Doctors asking to help give her older sister Marivi a makeover. The Doctors enlisted the help of a Hollywood glam squad to help transform Marivi and hopefully bring her some much-needed joy. Marivi is suffering from weight gain and chronic pain, in addition to dealing with a divorce.
My Sister Needs a Makeover!
Snoring Twin Sisters Search for a Better Night's SleepThe sisters, who are also both diabetic, tell The Doctors that their snoring is affecting their relationships. Jan feels like relationships have fallen apart due to the snoring and now her grandchildren do not want to sleep in the same room with her when she visits because it’s too loud. “I feel the snoring is isolating me from my family and friends,” Jan shares.
Snoring Twin Sisters Search for a Better Night's Sleep
What Do Your Sex Sounds Say about You?The following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
What Do Your Sex Sounds Say about You?
First Attempt at Repeal-Only of Obamacare Falls Short in SenateAfter falling far short of the votes needed to move forward with its sweeping measure to repeal and replace large parts of the Affordable Care Act, the Senate took another vote this afternoon, th...
First Attempt at Repeal-Only of Obamacare Falls Short in Senate
First Attempt at Repeal-Only of Obamacare Falls Short in SenateAfter falling far short of the votes needed to move forward with its sweeping measure to repeal and replace large parts of the Affordable Care Act, the Senate took another vote this afternoon, th...
First Attempt at Repeal-Only of Obamacare Falls Short in Senate
First Attempt at Repeal-Only of Obamacare Falls Short in SenateAfter falling far short of the votes needed to move forward with its sweeping measure to repeal and replace large parts of the Affordable Care Act, the Senate took another vote this afternoon, th...
First Attempt at Repeal-Only of Obamacare Falls Short in Senate
Eating At This Time Will Help You Lose WeightScience confirms: eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Eating At This Time Will Help You Lose Weight
This Is How Charlize Theron Got Into Atomic Blonde ShapeCharlize doesn’t believe in stunt doubles. If you thought Atomic Blonde would shock you with killer-intense stunts performed by a light-haired Charlize lookalike, you’ve got it all wrong. Charlize sold her role as Agent Lorraine Broughton by taking on the fatal kicks and punches herself.
This Is How Charlize Theron Got Into Atomic Blonde Shape
Keep Your Seafood SafeWhether it's grilled salmon, peel-it-yourself shrimp, or a festive clambake, fish and shellfish are often the star of summer meals. But how do you make sure you're serving up seafood that's safe ...
Keep Your Seafood Safe
Keep Your Seafood SafeWhether it's grilled salmon, peel-it-yourself shrimp, or a festive clambake, fish and shellfish are often the star of summer meals. But how do you make sure you're serving up seafood that's safe ...
Keep Your Seafood Safe
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Trump: U.S. military won’t allow transgender people ‘to serve in any capacity’President Trump announced on Wednesday morning that the U.S. military will not allow or accept any transgender individuals.
Trump: U.S. military won’t allow transgender people ‘to serve in any capacity’
Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian WomanIn the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the Minneapolis Police Department announced new bodycam policies for officers.
Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman
Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominatorRepublicans are abandoning their ambitions to repeal and replace the ACA, instead hoping they can get 50 votes for a so-called skinny repeal of aspects of current law.
Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominator
Horrific crimes on Indian reservation draw prison sentencesBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two defendants were given lengthy federal prison sentences Wednesday in separate, back-to-back horrific crimes of violence against children last year that rattled residents of a Montana American Indian reservation and prompted tribal leaders to blame rampant drug use.
Horrific crimes on Indian reservation draw prison sentences
Portugal battles raging wildfiresMore than ten villages in central Portugal have been evacuated as forest fires rage in the provinces of Castelo Branco and Santarem.  Almost 5,000 firefighters supported by water-dropping aircraft are deployed across central and northern areas of Portugal as the country continues its annual summertime battle against wildfires. “The intensity of the wind is diabolical,” said Jaime Marta Soares, saying new fires keep popping up away from the main fires. (Reuters)
Portugal battles raging wildfires
Fatal Ride MalfunctionAt least one person was killed and five critically injured after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair.
Fatal Ride Malfunction
Baby dies after days 'strapped in a car seat without food'Lovily K Johnson has been charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse following the death of her son Noah Edward Johnson at their apartment in Wyoming, Michigan. Police said Johnson had arrived at the local hospital last week with Noah who was already “clearly deceased and had been for some time”.
Baby dies after days 'strapped in a car seat without food'
Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in MexicoThey also warned to drink in moderation
Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in Mexico
McDonald's worker puts everyone off ice cream with 'disgusting' photos  A former McDonald’s worker has turned the stomach of fast food fans by sharing ‘disgusting’ photos from inside a mouldy ice cream maker. Teenager Nick, who did not disclose his surname, shared the photos on Twitter, claiming: “This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering…” This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering... pic.twitter.com/DTXXpzE7Ce— nick (@phuckyounick) July 14, 2017 This is the side of the ice cream machine! It's not from a grease trap pic.twitter.com/nMpnFxAvZ4— nick (@phuckyounick) July 17, 2017 The 18-year-old says he worked at a McDonald’s outlet in Louisiana for five months, telling BuzzFeed he posted the photos to let people know “how disgusting the conditions are”. Nick claims he lost his job shortly after posting the photos “exposing McDonald's”, but tweeted that he already had another one lined up when he decided to post them online. Since I'm exposing McDonald's I might as well show y'all what y'all really eating... fresh out the freezer. pic.twitter.com/KZ7Ao1kWsR— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 Nice and dirty... pic.twitter.com/vjxuVLJpgF— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 McDonald’s said in a statement the equipment seen in the photos does not come into contact with any food. “We are committed to running great restaurants that provide our customers with high quality food, service and a clean environment,” a spokesperson said. “This is a part of our soft serve equipment that does not come into contact with any food and is required to undergo regular and timely cleaning.”  Extraordinary floating McDonald’s restaurant left abandoned for 30 years How Twitter reacted  How does your tweet about ONE franchise of McDonald's justifies all McDonald's?? pic.twitter.com/64ryGc8mG7— Girinator (@amiegirin) July 18, 2017 Thanks for ruining my day, I just had an ice cream cone from them ����‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/s7OcTdzxt4— هانا �� (@h_annaah_) July 16, 2017 Meanwhile at Wendy's...�� pic.twitter.com/2Djg3WSeSi— imari✨ (@_esstco) July 16, 2017 The employees telling us the machine is down pic.twitter.com/kLpivUpD4c— Covfefí Champu (@CuddleSweet) July 16, 2017 pic.twitter.com/O08LuxKapY— Trust in Hue (@dawg_pound69) July 17, 2017 Revealed: The real reason McDonald's hamburgers ‘never rot’ mcdonalds secret menu  
McDonald's worker puts everyone off ice cream with 'disgusting' photos  
Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attackPresident Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.
Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack
New Developments in Case Where Driver Livestreamed Deadly Car CrashObdulia Sanchez allegedly kept livestreaming on Instagram after the accident even as her sister lay dying; she pleaded not guilty to charges including manslaughter while intoxicated.
New Developments in Case Where Driver Livestreamed Deadly Car Crash
U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolutionDUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development. Iranian state television showed footage of the firing of the rocket, mounted on a launchpad carrying pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, and Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The rocket launch violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday.
U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution
Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowningNEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.
Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning
Behold South Korea's adorable new First DogDear internet — please welcome your newest First Dog. South Korea's president Moon Jae-in has officially adopted Tory, the shelter dog he promised to take in during his presidential campaign.  On Wednesday, he welcomed the little pooch into the country's presidential mansion:   SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Tory, a four-year-old black mixed breed dog, was introduced to the Blue House alongside Moon's other two pets — Maroo, a dog; and Jjing-jjing, a cat. Meet President Moon Jae-in's newly adopted dog Tory, who was earlier rescued from an abusive owner and given refuge in a shelter. #dogs pic.twitter.com/DNb4U5w1AO — LIM Yun Suk (@yunsukCNA) July 26, 2017 "As a society, we need to pay more attention to abandoned animals and care for them," the president said at a ceremony to officially welcome Tory to the Blue House. As many as 300,000 animals had been abandoned in the country, he added. A post shared by Sung Eun (@k.jung.won) on Jul 26, 2017 at 7:59pm PDT Administration officials had previously confirmed that they would bring Tory to the Blue House in May when the adoption process was complete.  Tory had been seen as unpopular with adopters, because of a stigma surrounding black dogs in Korea.  "Tory had to wait for two years to be adopted while his lighter-furred friends easily found new homes," Park Soyoun, the president of Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), a Seoul-based shelter, told Reuters. A post shared by 뼛속까지 친노친문 (@leekyeongcheol) on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:45am PDT Tory had been kept on a meter-long (3.2 ft) leash in an abandoned farmhouse and fed scraps before he was rescued in 2015.  Tory, when he was first found in 2015Image: CARE/NaverThe dog was first thrust into the public spotlight when three animal groups — including CARE — started a nationwide campaign calling on presidential candidates to adopt a dog from their shelters after they were elected. A postcard depicting Tory, which was offered as a part of a crowdfunding reward.Image: Nam Jong-Young/DaumSoon after the campaign was launched, Moon promised to adopt Tory if he was elected.  The president — an animal-friendly candidate who pledged to build more playgrounds for pets, as well as feeding facilities for stray cats — said then that "both humans and animals have the right to be free from prejudice and discrimination." WATCH: These adorable Great Danes make pool time look like heaven
Behold South Korea's adorable new First Dog
China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chiefControversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord". It comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong's freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing. The high-speed rail line between Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, 80 miles away, is due to open in 2018.
China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief
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How scientists redesign DNA codesScientists are redesigning the genetic code of yeast, aiming to produce strains that operate on custom-made DNA
How scientists redesign DNA codes
Transgender Military Ban: 5 Facts That Rebut Trump’s ClaimsPresident Donald Trump said today (July 26) that transgender individuals could not serve in the military. "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow … transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump tweeted. "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming … victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail," he continued in another tweet.
Transgender Military Ban: 5 Facts That Rebut Trump’s Claims
APNewsBreak: Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfireSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man accused of accidentally sparking a massive Utah wildfire that forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month and cost about $34 million to fight was charged Tuesday.
APNewsBreak: Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfire
Here’s how NASA will use jets to make next month’s solar eclipse last longerFor you and I, the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21stwill be a pretty stunning spectacle — as long as the weather cooperates and you're in a position to catch it as it unfolds — but for NASA scientists it's also a fantastic opportunity to conduct some research. If you're in the right spot for the eclipse, you'll get a fantastic view of the sun's corona, and researchers are looking forward to the opportunity to observe and analyze it. But how do you conduct research when the actual eclipse event is so short? That's a problem NASA's "eclipse jets" are going to solve.In order to get the most out of the eclipse, NASA is planning on flying special research jets along the path of the eclipse in the United States. Equipped with high-powered lenses to view the event, the jets will position themselves within the area of totality, which is the spot on the Earth where the angle allows the moon to fully block out the sun. The jets will fly along a designated course in order to lengthen the observation window by roughly three times what it would normally be.Even with the jets following the perfect shadow as it moves along, the length of totality will only be around seven minutes. Still, that's a significant bump from the normal observation window, and will provide NASA's scientists with the best opportunity to study the sun's outer atmosphere as it glows around the silhouette of the moon.If you're not a NASA scientist and still want to know where and when to check out the eclipse for yourself, there's a handy web toolfor just that purpose.
Here’s how NASA will use jets to make next month’s solar eclipse last longer
Climate change will feed wildfires: expertsOut-of-control wildfires like the ones that brought destruction to southern Europe, North America and parts of South Africa in recent weeks will likely become more frequent as global temperatures soar under climate change, experts say. More than 10,000 people had to flee raging fires in southern France this week, and several villages were evacuated in Portugal just weeks after another blaze killed more than 60 people there. In South Africa in June, nine people died and some 10,000 people were evacuated from their homes as fires raged through the drought-stricken Western Cape region, while this month some 40,000 people have had to flee wildfires in western Canada, where officials declared a state of emergency.
Climate change will feed wildfires: experts
US scientists have genetically modified human embryosU.S. scientists have genetically modified human embryos.
US scientists have genetically modified human embryos
Mammoth Antarctic iceberg is on the move, while the ice shelf it left behind grieves its lossThe Delaware-sized iceberg that calved off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and July 12 is drifting farther from its former home, while breaking into smaller pieces.  More importantly, new cracks are appearing in the ice shelf that could portend the creation of additional icebergs and the possible destabilization of larger parts of the ice sheet, which holds back land-based ice from flowing into the sea and raising sea levels.  Satellite imagery from the Landsat 8 satellite as well as the the camera aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel-1 satellite are helping scientists keep tabs on the gargantuan iceberg despite the shroud of darkness during the Antarctic winter season.  SEE ALSO: One of the largest icebergs ever recorded just broke free of Antarctica Images released by NASA and the ESA show the iceberg's evolution and the beginnings of how the ice shelf is responding to losing such a large piece of itself.  According to NASA, the main iceberg, known as A-68A, continues to move northward, away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf. Meanwhile, it has already lost several small chunks.  Recent satellite photos also show three small icebergs forming to the north of where the main iceberg had been attached to theice shelf.  #A68 update: New #Sentinel1 time series 6-24 July: the #iceberg continuing to break up and drift further from #LarcenC ice shelf. ️❄️ pic.twitter.com/prV8t03CT9 — ESA EarthObservation (@ESA_EO) July 25, 2017 If it seems like we're paying unusually close attention to this one particular iceberg, despite the multitude of other icebergs and glaciers that exist worldwide, well, it's because we are. To some extent, we're keeping a close eye on the iceberg because we can. Technology, in the form of advanced satellites, is enabling us to do this in ways that were never before possible. But there's another reason why scientists have their sights set on the Larsen C Ice Shelf. The ice shelf is located in the Antarctic Peninsula, which is one of the most rapidly warming areas of the globe, and two of its neighbors, Larsen A and Larsen B, have already collapsed due in part to human-caused climate change.  Because of that, there is tremendous scientific interest in seeing how Larsen C responds to losing about 12 percent of its area in a single, trillion-ton iceberg. While the iceberg calving event itself is not likely caused specifically by climate change, it nevertheless threatens to speed up the already quickening pace of ice melt in the region due in large part to global warming.  Series of satellite images showing the breakup of the Larsen C iceberg and forming of new cracks and rifts in its wake.Image: nasaScientists have watched since 2014 as a fissure in the ice carved out a slice ofthe Larsen C Ice Shelf as if someone were taking a giant X-Acto Knife to the ice. That fissure finally set free the approximately 2,400-square-mile iceberg, which has since shrunk slightly in area as pieces have broken off.  Researchers affiliated with a U.K.-based initiative, known as Project MIDAS, report that a new rift appears to be developing in the ice shelf that could extend to a higher elevation point, known as the Bawden Ice Rise.  That area is considered to be "a crucial point" for stabilizing the ice shelf, and if it were to be weakened in some way it could speed the breakup of the shelf.  WATCH: It's official, 2016 was Earth's warmest year on record
Mammoth Antarctic iceberg is on the move, while the ice shelf it left behind grieves its loss
'Pharma Bro' won't stop talking, except to jury in trialNEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial — calling the case "bogus" — but the jury won't hear him defend himself in court.
'Pharma Bro' won't stop talking, except to jury in trial
Nasa plans to build a new plane that could halve flight timesFor all its reputation as a miracle of motion at the forefront of all things travel, supersonic aviation is both mired in the past and weighed down by a future laden with question marks. Not since Concorde was removed from service in October 2003 has a commercial airliner flown at beyond the speed of sound. And with the retirement of the great Anglo-French jet, the concept of soaring through the air at faster than 761mph has increasingly become a fragment of yesteryear - a ghost of some golden age that is deemed unlikely to return. Part of the issue with supersonic flying is just how noisy it is. Famously, a plane breaking the sound barrier provokes a "sonic boom" - a cacophonous whip-crack which, if it erupts close enough to the ground, can cause windows to break and complaints to be issued. Concorde was enough of a noise monster that its presence in America was largely unwelcome. secrets of air travel Contrary to perception - and in spite of the popular consensus that the plane was generally a success in its 27 years of active service - supersonic flight over the US is banned, and has been since 1973. British Airways and Air France had to receive special dispensation to fly their baby to Washington DC and New York - and could go no further. Concorde was retired in 2003 Credit: © 2005 Robert Evans/Robert Evans But reports suggest that one of America's biggest pioneers in aviation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), is taking tentative steps towards a second generation of supersonic airliners. According toBloomberg, Nasa may begin work on a fresh supersonic prototype model as early as next month, and is likely to collaborate with manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Dynamics - as well as relevant industry innovators like Aerion and Boom Technology - to bring theory into reality. Central to theblueprint will be a plane with a modified shape - subtler, sleeker, and therefore of less impact on the air around it. In theory, this would mean that it could break the sound barrier less brusquely, and at a lesser volume, than its celebrated predecessor. Nasa researchers are quietly confident that tests on their model, conducted in a wind tunnel in June, demonstrate that such an aircraft could cut current standard flight times in half - meaning that the average seven hour duration of a hop between London and New York could be slashed to less than four hours. At a glance | Flight times if Nasa's plane is made reality This radical time difference, along with the lower noise levels, could mean a loosening, or even an abandonment, of the US's strict rules on supersonic aviation in its airspace, and make the whole ultra-fast process more financially viable. Although there were several causes of Concorde's gradual slump from being essential to being obsolete - not least its catastrophic crash at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on July 25 in 2000 - the restrictions on where it could fly undoubtedly hastened its demise. But times are changing, and the planet's growing reliance on air travel will, during the next decade, "drive the demand for broadly available faster air travel,” Peter Coen, project manager for Nasa’s commercial supersonic research team, told Bloomberg. “That’s going to make it possible for companies to offer competitive products in the future.” 15 surprising things you didn't know about long-haul flights How soon, and how softly, are the questions to which most interested parties want solutions - and the second is much easier to answer. At its loudest, Concorde's sonic output was somewhere around 90 dBa (A-weighted decibels). Nasa is aiming to cut this by about a third, to 60-65 dBA - hardly a sudden silence, and still the equivalent of a high-powered car on the motorway - but a significant reduction in the main concern, all the same.  The agency is planning to spend some $390 million (£299 million) on its prototype over the next five years, and has already been liaising with Lockheed Martin on design. "Now you’re getting down to that level where, as far as approval from the general public, it would probably be something that’s acceptable,” says Peter Iosifidis, a design program manager at Lockheed, of that 60-65 dBA figure. The Nasa prototype will reportedly resolve the sonic boom problem by employing a shape which will keep sound waves from merging A sonic boom occurs when a flying object achieves a speed of Mach 1 - which is approximately 761mph at sea level (though this varies at other altitudes). This is the point at which the pressure waves created by a plane's motion can no longer get out of its, or each other's, way. They become compressed, and merge into a single shockwave, which causes the dramatic bang. The Nasa prototype will reportedly resolve this problem by employing a shape which will keep sound waves from merging. Instead, they will be dispersed across various points of the aircraft, resulting in a low hum rather than a single sound explosion. The matter of when air passengers may be able to see thefruits of this research is a little harder to predict. Nasa plans to run live tests on its brainchild as soon as 2022. When, precisely, this will translate into everyday transportation is yet to be seen. But the future is coming - and it's quieter than you think. Concorde: 40 fascinating facts
Nasa plans to build a new plane that could halve flight times
Evacuees return home after France fires tamedBormes-les-Mimosas (France) (AFP) - Huge fires that forced mass evacuations in southern France were under control Thursday, allowing holidaymakers and residents in the worst-hit area to return to their accommodation and homes. Blazes that raged in hills around the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, near beaches popular with tourists on the Cote d'Azur, forced 10,000 people to be evacuated from the region overnight Tuesday. Hundreds of firefighters and a fleet of planes dropping water on the burning trees and bushland have contained the blazes, meaning people who spent two nights in emergency centres or sleeping on beaches could return home.
Evacuees return home after France fires tamed
Child Born with HIV is Virtually Virus-Free for 9 Years, Without MedsA child in South Africa who was born with HIV has been virtually free of the virus for nearly nine years now and didn't take anti-HIV drugs for most of that time, according to a new report of the case. The child was treated with HIV medications early in life, but has not received anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, according to the researchers, who reported the case today (July 24) at an international AIDS conference in Paris. The researchers hope that by studying this child, they may gain a better understanding of how a person's body can, in some cases, control HIV without the use of daily drugs.
Child Born with HIV is Virtually Virus-Free for 9 Years, Without Meds
Indonesia orangutan sanctuary says villagers encroachingJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservation group says nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild.
Indonesia orangutan sanctuary says villagers encroaching
Science says money does buy happiness, but not in the way you thinkYou've probably heard it a million times, but the old adage that "money can't buy happiness" might actually be completely false. A new studypublished in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencessuggests that money really can make you happy, but not by buying yourself gifts or fancy possessions. As it turns out, the easiest way to turn your hard-earned cash into warm and fuzzy feelings is to pay someone else to do something that you normally do yourself. After polling over 6,000 individuals in four countries, researchers began crunching the data, comparing responses on overall life satisfaction with money-spending habits and other factors. The team discovered that those who made a habit out of paying others to do jobs for them generally reported a higher level of satisfaction with their lives.The data was normalized to account for total disposable income of each respondent, including money spent on unnecessary items, and the boost in satisfaction gained by paying others to do tasks like shopping, cooking, or even household repairs stayed constant across the board.With that data guiding their next steps, the researchers conducted an interest experiment in Vancouver, giving 60 different adults $40 of spending money for two weekends in a row. They were told to spend the money on either a material good or some kind of time-saving service, and then alternate the following weekend. The majority of participants said that paying for a service that saved them time had a greater positive result, including reduced stress.The science is clear, but the study suggests that most people never consider spending money in this way, opting instead to buy themselves goods rather than paying someone else to do a job for them. A followup poll of 98 adults showed that only two percent would consider spending extra money on services instead of goods.
Science says money does buy happiness, but not in the way you think
Video shows rainbows are actually circles, not arches, and your life will never be the sameSince you were a child you've probably been led to believe that rainbows are half-circles, right? Well, appearances can be deceiving.  SEE ALSO: The rainbow armpit hair trend has finally arrived This video is like swallowing the red pill in Matrix. It was shot by a crane operator working on the 1,500 ft tall Lakhta Centre skyscraper in St Petersburg, Russia. It shows a wonderful, fully-circled rainbow that looks like a more basic, but still mesmerising, Stargate.  Not to ruin all the magic, but the phenomenon has an easy explanation. In theory, every rainbow is a circle, but thanks to the Earth's curvature, only the upper half can be seen. Go to a higher point, like the top of a construction crane or an airplane, and rainbows are revealed to be a complete circle.  "The circle (or half-circle) results because there are a collection of suspended droplets in the atmosphere that are capable concentrating the dispersed light at angles of deviation of 40-42 degrees relative to the original path of light from the sun," according to Physics Classroom.  "These droplets actually form a circular arc, with each droplet within the arc dispersing light and reflecting it back towards the observer." Mind-blowing. 
Video shows rainbows are actually circles, not arches, and your life will never be the same
Half of Everything in the Milky Way—Including Humans—Comes From Far Flung GalaxiesUp to half of the Milky Way is made up of matter that came from distant galaxies, having been ejected from its home during supernova explosions. Using supercomputer simulations, scientists were able to track how, over time, matter had been moved around the universe via a process called “intergalactic transfer.” The team, from Northwestern University, say their findings have important implications for galaxy evolution, providing an insight into how matter becomes distributed throughout the cosmos. In the study, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers developed numerical simulations that produced 3D models of galaxies—showing how they changed from when they formed, just after the Big Bang, to present day.
Half of Everything in the Milky Way—Including Humans—Comes From Far Flung Galaxies
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30
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Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military serviceSens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members.
Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military service
New Developments in Case Where Driver Livestreamed Deadly Car CrashObdulia Sanchez allegedly kept livestreaming on Instagram after the accident even as her sister lay dying; she pleaded not guilty to charges including manslaughter while intoxicated.
New Developments in Case Where Driver Livestreamed Deadly Car Crash
Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government serviceTop White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday on “Fox &Friends” that having to complete financial disclosure forms demoralizes qualified people from serving in government.
Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government service
Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian WomanIn the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the Minneapolis Police Department announced new bodycam policies for officers.
Minneapolis Police Department Announces New Bodycam Policy Following Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman
Baby dies after days 'strapped in a car seat without food'Lovily K Johnson has been charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse following the death of her son Noah Edward Johnson at their apartment in Wyoming, Michigan. Police said Johnson had arrived at the local hospital last week with Noah who was already “clearly deceased and had been for some time”.
Baby dies after days 'strapped in a car seat without food'
Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in MexicoThey also warned to drink in moderation
Why Tourists Are Blacking Out in Mexico
Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowningNEW YORK (AP) — A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.
Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning
McDonald's worker puts everyone off ice cream with 'disgusting' photos  A former McDonald’s worker has turned the stomach of fast food fans by sharing ‘disgusting’ photos from inside a mouldy ice cream maker. Teenager Nick, who did not disclose his surname, shared the photos on Twitter, claiming: “This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering…” This came out of McDonald's ice cream machine in case y'all were wondering... pic.twitter.com/DTXXpzE7Ce— nick (@phuckyounick) July 14, 2017 This is the side of the ice cream machine! It's not from a grease trap pic.twitter.com/nMpnFxAvZ4— nick (@phuckyounick) July 17, 2017 The 18-year-old says he worked at a McDonald’s outlet in Louisiana for five months, telling BuzzFeed he posted the photos to let people know “how disgusting the conditions are”. Nick claims he lost his job shortly after posting the photos “exposing McDonald's”, but tweeted that he already had another one lined up when he decided to post them online. Since I'm exposing McDonald's I might as well show y'all what y'all really eating... fresh out the freezer. pic.twitter.com/KZ7Ao1kWsR— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 Nice and dirty... pic.twitter.com/vjxuVLJpgF— nick (@phuckyounick) July 18, 2017 McDonald’s said in a statement the equipment seen in the photos does not come into contact with any food. “We are committed to running great restaurants that provide our customers with high quality food, service and a clean environment,” a spokesperson said. “This is a part of our soft serve equipment that does not come into contact with any food and is required to undergo regular and timely cleaning.”  Extraordinary floating McDonald’s restaurant left abandoned for 30 years How Twitter reacted  How does your tweet about ONE franchise of McDonald's justifies all McDonald's?? pic.twitter.com/64ryGc8mG7— Girinator (@amiegirin) July 18, 2017 Thanks for ruining my day, I just had an ice cream cone from them ����‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/s7OcTdzxt4— هانا �� (@h_annaah_) July 16, 2017 Meanwhile at Wendy's...�� pic.twitter.com/2Djg3WSeSi— imari✨ (@_esstco) July 16, 2017 The employees telling us the machine is down pic.twitter.com/kLpivUpD4c— Covfefí Champu (@CuddleSweet) July 16, 2017 pic.twitter.com/O08LuxKapY— Trust in Hue (@dawg_pound69) July 17, 2017 Revealed: The real reason McDonald's hamburgers ‘never rot’ mcdonalds secret menu  
McDonald's worker puts everyone off ice cream with 'disgusting' photos  
Behold South Korea's adorable new First DogDear internet — please welcome your newest First Dog. South Korea's president Moon Jae-in has officially adopted Tory, the shelter dog he promised to take in during his presidential campaign.  On Wednesday, he welcomed the little pooch into the country's presidential mansion:   SEE ALSO: Friendly island doggo followed a street view mapper and photobombed all his shots Tory, a four-year-old black mixed breed dog, was introduced to the Blue House alongside Moon's other two pets — Maroo, a dog; and Jjing-jjing, a cat. Meet President Moon Jae-in's newly adopted dog Tory, who was earlier rescued from an abusive owner and given refuge in a shelter. #dogs pic.twitter.com/DNb4U5w1AO — LIM Yun Suk (@yunsukCNA) July 26, 2017 "As a society, we need to pay more attention to abandoned animals and care for them," the president said at a ceremony to officially welcome Tory to the Blue House. As many as 300,000 animals had been abandoned in the country, he added. A post shared by Sung Eun (@k.jung.won) on Jul 26, 2017 at 7:59pm PDT Administration officials had previously confirmed that they would bring Tory to the Blue House in May when the adoption process was complete.  Tory had been seen as unpopular with adopters, because of a stigma surrounding black dogs in Korea.  "Tory had to wait for two years to be adopted while his lighter-furred friends easily found new homes," Park Soyoun, the president of Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE), a Seoul-based shelter, told Reuters. A post shared by 뼛속까지 친노친문 (@leekyeongcheol) on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:45am PDT Tory had been kept on a meter-long (3.2 ft) leash in an abandoned farmhouse and fed scraps before he was rescued in 2015.  Tory, when he was first found in 2015Image: CARE/NaverThe dog was first thrust into the public spotlight when three animal groups — including CARE — started a nationwide campaign calling on presidential candidates to adopt a dog from their shelters after they were elected. A postcard depicting Tory, which was offered as a part of a crowdfunding reward.Image: Nam Jong-Young/DaumSoon after the campaign was launched, Moon promised to adopt Tory if he was elected.  The president — an animal-friendly candidate who pledged to build more playgrounds for pets, as well as feeding facilities for stray cats — said then that "both humans and animals have the right to be free from prejudice and discrimination." WATCH: These adorable Great Danes make pool time look like heaven
Behold South Korea's adorable new First Dog
Double blow convulses Republican bid to reform US health careUS Senate Republicans suffered a second stinging setback in as many days Wednesday in their drive to uproot Obamacare, when a plan to repeal the health care law -- with no replacement at the ready -- failed to advance in the chamber. The washout has left Republicans -- who only a day early rejoiced when the Senate agreed to proceed to a formal debate on health care -- struggling to find consensus on how to fulfill President Donald Trump's pledge to scrap the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Double blow convulses Republican bid to reform US health care
Deadly accident at the Ohio State FairThe Ohio State Fair will open Thursday one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart, but the rides won’t be running until they all are deemed safe, officials state. Video captured by a bystander at the fair Wednesday evening shows the Fire Ball ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum and spinning in the air when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies off. Ohio State Medical Center said three of the injured were being treated there.
Deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair
U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolutionDUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development. Iranian state television showed footage of the firing of the rocket, mounted on a launchpad carrying pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, and Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The rocket launch violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday.
U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution
Grandmother lays in pool of blood playing dead after being attacked night before her husband's funeralAn Arizona community is reeling after a grandmother was beat up in her home by an unknown assailant, and forced to lay in her own blood for hours playing dead for fear that her attacker would return. Jesse Leetham said in a Facebook that his grandmother was attacked after 11 p.m. the night before her husband’s funeral, shortly after he left her home. The 82-year-old grandmother was washing dishes when she was assaulted, according to a press release from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.
Grandmother lays in pool of blood playing dead after being attacked night before her husband's funeral
Orca whale repeatedly rams fishing boat, Alaska man saysSITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man said his boat was attacked over the weekend by an orca during a salmon fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people.
Orca whale repeatedly rams fishing boat, Alaska man says
China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chiefControversy over a new cross-border rail link which will see mainland laws enforced in a Hong Kong train station escalated Thursday after the justice chief likened China to the city's "landlord". It comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong's freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing. The high-speed rail line between Hong Kong and the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, 80 miles away, is due to open in 2018.
China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong says justice chief
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