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Uber safety driver’s phone was streaming ‘The Voice’ ahead of deadly driverless crash, police find
Rafaela Vasquez, who was supposed to provide a second layer of safety, did not begin braking until after the pedestrian was hit.
A Girl Scout wrote to companies with a heartfelt request. They cut down on millions of plastic straws.
A teenager's impassioned letters helped persuade U.S. companies to switch to greener products.
House approves massive opioids legislation
The House of Representatives on Friday passed the most expansive legislation Congress has taken to date to address the opioid crisis, approving a bipartisan package that combines 58 bills passed in the last two weeks.
Suspected Chinese lasers target US aircraft over the Pacific, US military source says
Lasers have been used to target US aerial operations in the Pacific, with 20 incidents recorded since September of last year, according to a US military official.
Trump addresses immigration alongside 'angel families'
President Donald Trump gave remarks on immigration on Friday, capping off a week framed by a crisis of more than 2,000 immigrant children separated due to Trump administration policies from their parents, a hastily-prepared executive order, mixed messages from the President on Twitter, and more q...
'Stranger Things' caused an Eggo boom. Now sales are waffling
Americans aren't binge-watching Netflix's "Stranger Things" right now. That means they're not gobbling up Eggo waffles.
5 anti-trafficking activists gang-raped in India, police say
Five female anti-trafficking activists were gang-raped in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, police said Friday, the same region where two teens were raped and then set on fire last month.
Merkel plays down chances of breakthrough in EU migration talks
BEIRUT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations of any major breakthrough at hastily-arranged talks among European Union leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe and threatening her own government.
Airbus Tells Britain It Wants Details of a Brexit Deal, or Else
The aerospace giant said that the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union could force it to consider leaving.
What higher wages means for Domino's and McDonald's
Rising labor costs are forcing fast food and quick-service chains, including Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Domino's, Wendy's, Jack in the Box, McDonald's, Shake Shack, and Chipotle, to make a crucial decision.
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Teen arrested on gun charge is now the suspect in fatal Shoreline shooting
The teen was arrested by Seattle police for investigation of unlawful possession of a firearm before King County sheriff's detectives connected him to the fatal shooting.
California officials call for endangered listing for marten
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A cat-sized, weasel-like animal whose habitat in forests along California’s northern coast is under threat from marijuana cultivation should receive endangered species status, state fish and wildlife officials said. The Humboldt marten — a relative of minks and otters — ...
Paul McCartney And James Corden Drive Through Liverpool On ‘Carpool Karaoke’
“The Late Late Show” traveled across the pond this past week as James Corden hosted his late-night talk show from Central Hall in Westminster, London. Thursday night’s episode featured a particularly special treat for both Corden and fans alike as Sir Paul McCartney took part in the popular segme...
Cohen’s photo with Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen has retweeted a photo of him and comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a TV show to hunt down recordings of the president. The photo fueled speculation Friday that Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share th...
Driver killed, 3 others injured in multi-vehicle Ballard crash
Police said a pickup drove through a red light and struck three other vehicles.
The state’s first wildlife-detection dog, plus Seattle’s sports power couple | Friday Morning Brief, June 22
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At Northwest Trek, bison calves go out for a walk with the grown-ups
Six bison were born at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park near Eatonville, and will soon grow to more than 500 pounds.
NYPD: Husband Cuts Off Wife’s Arm, Flees Scene
It happened just after noon Thursday 55th Street and 5th Avenue.
Video: Priest Slaps Baby Across The Face In The Middle Of Baptism
A shocking video of a priest slapping a child during his baptism has sparked controversy.
SportsLine’s Top Weekend Picks: Baseball Takes Over
With so much MLB action on the calendar, SportsLine offers its top weekend picks.
'Talk is cheap': Neymar explains tears of joy
Aussie to rule on final day of Royal Ascot
Australian-trained Redkirk Warrior takes on a select field of top-class sprinters in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the final day of Royal Ascot. We have the suggestions for every British race meeting on Saturday.
Hawks GM cancels trade after leaks to media during NBA draft
Thanks to a leaked report about what other teams were doing, the Hawks stayed at the No. 19 pick of the NBA draft instead of trading with the Bucks.
Get to know this year's top NHL draft prospects
Which NHL player would top prospects like to play with? Which brand would they love to represent? We asked, and they answered.
Gardner back in Yankees lineup after missing 5 games
Brett Gardner is back in the New York Yankees lineup after missing five games with right knee soreness; he's leading off in the lineup card posted for Friday night's game at Tampa Bay
NASCAR's Harvick defends his, Busch's dominance with Warriors-Cavs analogy
Harvick and Kyle Busch combine for 60 percent of the wins this NASCAR season.
Sources: Lakers decline invite to LiAngelo Ball
The Lakers officially informed LiAngelo Ball he will not be on their summer league team, sources close to the situation told ESPN. Ball went undrafted Thursday night.
Celtics' 1st-rounder Williams oversleeps call
Robert Williams, who fell to the Celtics at No. 27 in Thursday's draft, admitted to sleeping through the team's introductory conference call Friday morning due to a "good night's sleep after a busy two days."
Mexico fans try new chant with eye on avoiding more fines
Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine
Because of his past, Jameis Winston can’t afford more transgressions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly must serve a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
Phys Ed: For Survivors of Childhood Cancer, Walk
Regular exercise, such as brisk walking for an hour, improved long-term survival in those who had childhood cancers.
Diabetes Patients at Risk From Rising Insulin Prices
A Yale study found that one in four patients admitted to cutting back on insulin use because of cost. The consequences can be deadly.
Parents often lack amusement-park safety plans
(Reuters Health) - One in five parents don't talk to their kids about safety issues at amusement parks, especially what to do if they get lost, according to a poll by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Woman's selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite
In selfies, a woman documented a lump under her skin for weeks before doctors were able to remove it -- and it didn't stay in one place, according to a case report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Here's when most kids start social media
The New Old Age: Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients
One-third of patients over age 65 die in the hospital after they are put on ventilators. Doctors are beginning to wonder if the procedure should be used so often.
How to be an ally to your LGBT friends, relatives and co-workers
Pride Month offers numerous events where members of the LGBT community can celebrate who they are.
Ask Well: Can a Bar of Soap Transmit Infection?
And would a jar of liquid soap be a better bet than bar soap?
ICE detainee held in California prison diagnosed with chickenpox
U.S. medical device firm electroCore IPO price set at $15 per share
(This version of the story has been refiled to correct company designation to electroCore Inc from electroCore Llc in first paragraph)
Astronaut Jeanette Epps still can't tell us why NASA pulled her from historic space mission
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps should be in space right now. But instead, she's stuck on Earth. In January, NASA unexpectedly announced that Epps — who was set to become the first African-American astronaut to live aboard the International Space Station for an extended period of time — would not be...
Adobe Is Using AI To Catch Photoshopped Images
An anonymous reader shares a report: Adobe, certainly aware of how complicit its software is in the creation of fake news images, is working on artificial intelligence that can spot the markers of phony photos. In other words, the maker of Photoshop is tapping into machine learning to find out if...
Young pro-Trump staffers can't get laid, and no one feels bad for them
Look, dating can be hard enough in the age of a million different apps. Apparently it's even worse if you live in Washington, D.C. and you support Donald Trump. In a new story published by Politico, Daniel Lippman and Ben Schreckinger spoke to more than 30 millennials who are current or former m...
MoviePass, I beg you. Bring back repeats - CNET
Tearful commentary: I've tweeted at you, other people have tweeted at you. Just bring it back already.
Steam Summer Sale 2018, day 2: Just Cause 3, Bayonetta and Prey - CNET
The unbelievable deals keep coming as the Steam Summer Sale powers into its second day.
Facebook also wants to show you how much time you spend in its app
It looks like Facebook may soon be able to nudge you to spend less time in its app. The company appears to be testing a new feature that shows statistics about "your time on Facebook," which could help remind users to take breaks from the app. SEE ALSO: The 13 most annoying Facebook notification...
Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy - CNET
US justices say law enforcement needs a warrant to follow your digital footprints.
See drone video of a reported Texas 'tent city' for immigrant children - CNET
The drone footage from BBC News gives a bird's-eye view of the immigration saga.
Westworld game sparks lawsuit: Fallout makers say it's 'a blatant rip-off' - CNET
Video game developer Bethesda claims the Westworld game uses code from Fallout Shelter.
VC Brian O’Malley jumps from Accel to Forerunner Ventures
Brian O’Malley may be the most-poached venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. While rising through the ranks at the global investment firm Battery Ventures, where O’Malley had led deals in Hotel Tonight among others, he was plucked out of the firm by Accel Partners in 2013, where both O’Malley and...
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