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Titanic Letter Sells for Record Price at Auction in England
A collector paid £126,000 for a note from an American passenger to his mother that describes the ill-fated ocean liner as a “giant” ship fitted up like a palatial hotel.
Still Waiting for FEMA in Texas and Florida After Hurricanes
After Harvey and Irma, residents are waiting weeks for FEMA inspections and hours on hold when calling the agency’s help line.
Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Global Rise Despite Friction and Fear
Mr. Xi has enjoyed remarkable success expanding Chinese global influence, benefiting from President Trump’s election. But he is also facing pushback to his assertive approach to foreign policy.
E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists
Organizers of a Monday conference on the Narragansett Bay were told three E.P.A. scientists would not be allowed to present their work.
Ready, Set, Gone! The N.F.L.’s Disappearing Huddle.
For more than a century, the huddle has been one of the most defining fixtures of American football. But in today’s N.F.L., it’s slowly disappearing.
The Newseum Is Increasingly Relevant, but Can It Survive?
The institution that celebrates journalism is now reckoning with years of financial deficits, partly caused by a news industry in turmoil.
A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan
The assignment heralds a shift for the agency, which once viewed such a mission as risky and a drain on resources.
ISIS Fighters Are Not Flooding Back Home to Wreak Havoc as Feared
Several factors contributed: The American-led campaign in Iraq and Syria focused on preventing militants from leaving, and many fought to the death.
Giving Away Billions as Fast as They Can
A new crop of mega-philanthropists — from Soros to Gates to Koch — eclipses old guard, changes the rules and courts controversy.
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AP source: Mets tab Indians coach Mickey Callaway as manager
NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the decision says the New York Mets have hired Cleveland pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their manager.
Bielema narrows focus in face of job security questions
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas coach Bret Bielema knew the questions about his job security were coming after a 52-20 loss to No. 19 Auburn on Saturday night.
Simmons, Sixers looking for first win (Oct 23, 2017)
Ben Simmons reinforced during the first week of the season why the Philadelphia 76ers made him the first pick of the 2016 draft. That still hasn't translated into any victories.
No. 2 Penn State boosted by physical offensive line
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) A plate of snacks is prepared and sent over to each Penn State offensive lineman, along with a reminder, the night before games.
Hamilton wins US Grand Prix to extend F1 championship lead
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lewis Hamilton further tightened his control on the Formula One season championship Sunday, winning the U.S. Grand Prix ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel, who finished second in a race he said he had to win.
Mewis scores twice and US women beat South Korea 6-0
CARY, N.C. (AP) Sam Mewis scored a pair of goals in the first half and the United States went on to beat South Korea 6-0 in an exhibition match Sunday.
Matt Moore steps in after Jay Cutler's injury, leads Dolphins past Jets
The Miami Dolphins took advantage of a late interception to come away with a win over the Jets on Sunday.
Moore leads Dolphins to 31-28 comeback win over Jets (Oct 22, 2017)
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Matt Moore replaced an injured Jay Cutler and threw two touchdown passes in the final 12 minutes, and the Miami Dolphins pulled off another comeback win by erasing a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the New York Jets 31-28 on Sunday.
Hundley's first start ends in 26-17 loss to Saints
Drew Brees threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and the New Orleans Saints overcame several mistakes to beat the Green Bay Packers 26-17.
Colts shut out 27-0 by Jaguars
The Colts suffered a 27-0 shutout loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.
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Take a look at Apple’s first ‘Town Square,’ its most beautiful retail store yet
This weekend, Apple took the wraps off of its first “Town Square” retail store in Chicago. The location marks Apple’s 497th retail store. The new space replaces the company’s flagship North Michigan Ave store which opened in 2003. TechCrunch took a tour with Apple’s senior VP of retail, Angela A...
Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t
A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits. Read More
Tesla reportedly made deal to open a manufacturing facility in Shanghai
Tesla has reportedly made a deal with the government in Shanghai to open up a manufacturing facility in the city’s trade-free zone, the Wall Street Journal reports. Foreign car-makers traditionally partner with local manufacturers, but that will reportedly not be the case with Tesla. Instead, Te...
New venture capitalists find strength in numbers
Ian Rountree, the twenty something captain at the helm of Cantos Ventures, an SF-based micro-fund, is characteristic of a new breed of venture capitalists in tech — a group of small funds looking to go toe-to-toe with some of the valley’s most entrenched seed funds like First Round Capital and ...
Google will reportedly share some revenue with news publishers
Google is reportedly gearing up to share revenue with news publishers, the Financial Times reports. The plan is to combine Google’s treasure trove of personal data with machine learning algorithms to help news publications grow and maintain its subscriber base. For each new subscriber Google bri...
How human capital is tech’s most valuable resource
In spite of Silicon Valley’s awesome technology, human capital remains its most valuable resource. That, at least, is the opinion of best selling writer and entrepreneur Dan Schawbel. Read More
After the end of the startup era
There’s a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world — Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, “Silicon Glen,” “Silicon Alley,” “Silicon Roundabout“, Station F — it seems every city still wants to be a startup hub, dreaming of becoming “the new S...
OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro’s port shortage with magnets and modules
My five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not the least of which was the company’s fairly unpopul...
GitHub’s scandalized ex-CEO returns with Chatterbug
Translation earbuds might eliminate some utilitarian reasons to know a language, but if you want to understand jokes, read poetry, or fall in love in a foreign tongue, you’ll have to actually learn it. Unfortunately, products like Rosetta Stone leave people feeling burned after claiming the proc...
As Facebook finds itself publicly on the hook for enabling Russian agents to spread divisive propaganda via its platform, be it in the form of fake news, ‘dark ads’, issue pushing Facebook pages, and even political rallies organized using its Event tools, there’s another side to the story of how...