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Watch terrified Greyhound passengers plead with their bus driver to pull over
“We saw her ... just dozing off,” one passenger on the 20-plus-hour trip between Phoenix and Dallas said. The driver was reportedly jabbing her face with tweezers to stay awake.
Polish Women Protest Proposed Abortion Ban (Again)
Two years ago, mass demonstrations defeated an attempt to outlaw abortion. Now the governing party is pushing a new bill.
E.U. Joins U.K. in Denouncing Russia Over Poisoning of Spy
Prime Minister Theresa May won “unqualified solidarity” from Brussels, which said Moscow was the only plausible culprit for a nerve agent attack.
How the NRA went crazy
Today's NRA is unrecognizable from the one I knew as a kid, writes Josh Campbell. How did a group originally founded by responsible gun owners to promote marksmanship evolve into an entrenched political faction picking fights with high school students?
John Bolton has decade-long association with anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller
John Bolton, Donald Trump's pick to be the next national security adviser, has a decade-long history of associating with anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller.
U.S. Charges 9 Iranians in Huge Theft of Intellectual Property
The suspects worked at the Mabna Institute, a contractor for the Iranian government, which benefited from the sensitive information obtained in the hacks, officials said.
Netherlands 0-1 England
Jesse Lingard's second-half goal gives a new-look England side victory over the Netherlands in a friendly in Amsterdam.
Tariff Battle: Where the U.S. and Chinese Moves May Lead
The two-pronged trade offensive aimed at China, and China’s initial response, may be only the start of a complex, escalating economic battle.
France shooting: Hostage swap officer 'fighting for life'
The gendarme was hailed a hero after taking the place of a hostage in a supermarket siege in France.
The 26 oddest lines from Donald Trump's totally bizarro omnibus signing announcement
President Donald Trump lambasted the so-called omnibus bill -- and pledged to never sign another piece of legislation like the one he was about to sign. Then he said he had signed it.
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Police continue to investigate fire at Bellevue mosque
Detectives have questioned a man who was convicted last year of setting fire to the mosque and are now trying to verify his alibi to confirm his whereabouts during Wednesday's fire,
Ryan Zinke delivers surprise, throws support behind grizzly bear recovery in North Cascades
In a surprise announcement the secretary of the interior announced in Sedro-Woolley his full support for grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades.
Tim Eyman withdraws petitions seeking vote on Atlantic salmon net-pen ban
Tim Eyman wrote the Secretary of State’s office Friday withdrawing both referendums, stopping what surely would have been an acrimonious campaign before it even started.
2 Americans, 1 Russian dock with International Space Station
MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying two Americans and a Russian cosmonaut has docked with the International Space Station. The docking at 10:40 p.m. (1940 GMT) Friday came two days after the capsule blasted off from Russia’s manned space launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. On board the cap...
Viaduct closure, gun-control rally and sign replacements to complicate weekend traffic
The Alaskan Way Viaduct will undergo its routine and maybe its last semiannual inspection, scheduled from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Winter Arctic sea ice again grew far less than normal
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government scientists say ice covering the Arctic ocean reached its second lowest extent on record this winter. For most of the winter, sea ice in the Arctic was at record lows, but cold March winds helped the ice expand just beyond the low set in 2017. Scientists from Nati...
‘Spring is not summer, that’s for sure’: It’s snowing in Seattle and thunderstorms could be next
Snow and thunderstorms — in the same day? That’s right, after sporadic snow showers across the Puget Sound region Friday morning, we can expect a chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms during the evening commute, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. And, if you’ve lived here for ...
Loyola-Chicago Vs. Kansas State Most Unpredictable Elite Eight Game
The NCAA Tournament's South Regional Final, between Loyola-Chicago and Kansas State, is the most unlikely Elite Eight matchup ever.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity marks 2,000th day on red planet
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has now marked 2,000 days on the red planet. That’s 2,000 days by Martian standards. A Martian sol, or solar day, is equivalent to 24 hours, 39 minutes and 35 seconds. So 2,000 days on Mars equal 2,055 days here on Earth. Either way, it’s a ...
National Zoo gets a 6-ton bull elephant named Spike
WASHINGTON — He stands 9 feet tall, weighs 6½ tons, and his nickname is Spike. Friday morning he walked backward into the elephant compound at the National Zoo to become the biggest elephant in the house and the zoo’s biggest resident in recent memory. Spike, a male Asian elephant with impressive...
Conforto goes 1 for 4 in 1st game after shoulder surgery
Mets All-Star outfielder Michael Conforto went 1 for 4 as a designated hitter in his first big league game action since surgery Sept. 6 to repair a tear in the posterior capsule in his left shoulder
France's poor defending exposed again as Colombia wins 3-2
France's casual defending was exposed again as ruthless Colombia rallied from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in a World Cup warmup on Friday
Dan Hurley calls coaching Connecticut his dream destination
Hurley left Rhode Island after six years and two consecutive NCAA tournament.
WR Allen Hurns agrees to deal with Dallas Cowboys
Former Jaguars WR Allen Hurns will become Dak Prescott's newest target in Dallas.
Portugal 2 Egypt 1: Late Ronaldo double stuns Salah-inspired Pharoahs
Portugal earned an unlikely win against Egypt as star men Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah lit up Friday's friendly contest.
No Messi, no Magic – Sampaoli playing a risky game ignoring Dybala
Argentina beat Italy 2-0 without Lionel Messi thanks to two late goals, but the display did little to distract from Paulo Dybala's absence.
MLB will not discipline Twins' Miguel Sano; Red Sox's Steven Wright gets 15-game suspension
MLB issued one of its most significant rulings in the three years of its domestic violence policy, announcing Miguel Sano will not be disciplined.
Scotland 0 Costa Rica 1: McLeish suffers defeat in first game back
Marco Urena scored the only goal of the game as Costa Rica beat Scotland 1-0 in Alex McLeish's first game since returning as manager.
Aaron Judge as the Yankees leadoff hitter? The experiment started today
Six days before the season starts, Yankees manager Aaron Boone has decided to experiment with Aaron Judge as the leadoff hitter.
Wyoming QB Josh Allen hopes accuracy questions answered at pro day
Wyoming QB Josh Allen hopes his pro day performance cemented him as a top-10 NFL draft pick.
Matter: Was a Tiny Mummy in the Atacama an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange
Known as “Ata,” the six-inch-long skeleton was discovered in Chile and may have had genetic mutations causing a bone disorder never before documented.
Liver transplant saves one teen, but identical twin dies
Eighteen-year-old Nicholas Coats died Monday night after doctors said he was too sick to receive a lifesaving liver donation, his family said.
Top-quality nursing homes harder to access with mental health issues
(Reuters Health) - Even people with common and often treatable mental health problems like depression and anxiety may have a harder time than patients without these diagnoses getting admitted to a high-quality nursing home, a U.S. study suggests.
Why Can’t Dying Patients Get the Drugs They Want?
A Republican-backed “Right to Try” bill would allow patients to sidestep F.D.A. approval. But the true gatekeepers are the drug companies themselves.
Obesity, overweight tied to shorter life, more years with heart disease
(Reuters Health) - Obese people have shorter lives and even those who are just overweight spend more years living with heart disease than individuals who are a healthy weight, a U.S. study suggests.
Abbott's Alere resolves U.S. diagnostic device probe for $33.2 million
BOSTON (Reuters) - Alere Inc has agreed to pay $33.2 million to resolve claims it knowingly sold unreliable diagnostic testing devices to hospitals prior to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories last year, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
Q&A: Unique Identifiers in Animal DNA
Genetic fingerprinting can distinguish individuals from one another in many different species — even to identify poached or illegally trafficked animals.
Losing sleep might make it harder to lose body fat
(Reuters Health) - Even when cutting calories helps people lose weight, they may have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep, a small experiment suggests.
At Hamburger Central, Antibiotics for Cattle That Aren’t Sick
Many industrial feedlots see routine use of antibiotics as essential. Some cattlemen disagree, calling them “performance enhancing drugs.”
FDA moves to limit ingredients for bulk drug compounding
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday took steps to restrict what pharmaceutical ingredients large compounding pharmacies can use to manufacture drugs in bulk that do not go through the agency's approval processes.
Spending bill paves way for 5G - CNET
The $1.3 trillion US government spending bill just signed into law includes a bipartisan effort to accelerate the spread of 5G in the US.
Recording Industry Ass. says vinyl and CD sales beat digital downloads
Hipsters will have to go to iTunes now For the first time in seven years, Americans spent more on CDs and records than digital downloads.…
Wendy's just dropped a mixtape and it's actually pretty good
Brands will be brands. Or, in other words there will always be corny content, promotions piggybacking on social issues, and cringe-worthy tweets from major corporations trying to capture the attention of millennial minds online. Some fail, but Wendy's has been collecting W's for awhile now. Thei...
This MIDI-powered robotic music box is the good news I needed this week
It's been a bit of a tumultuous week, to put it lightly, but one must always remember that no matter how dire things look on the global stage, there are always makers working obsessively to create something beautiful and useless — like this MIDI-driven, robotic music box.
Qualcomm deal is dead, but Broadcom coming to the US anyway - CNET
Incorporating in the US will make it easier for the chipmaking giant to buy other companies.
Ask Slashdot: Is Beaming Down In Star Trek a Death Sentence?
Artem Tashkinov writes: Some time ago, Ars Technica ran a monumental article on beaming of consciousness in Star Trek and its implications, and more importantly, whether it's plausible to achieve that without killing a person in the process. It seems possible in the Star Trek universe. However,...
Cambridge Analytica London offices raided by investigators - CNET
After days of back and forth, a high court judge finally grants a warrant for the search.
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and data mining: What you need to know - CNET
The world's biggest social network is at the center of an international scandal involving voter data, the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit.
World celebrates, cyber-snoops cry as TLS 1.3 internet crypto approved
Forward-secrecy protocol comes with the 28th draft A much-needed update to internet security has finally passed at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), after four years and 28 drafts.…
Paris sex doll 'brothel' to stay open despite protests - CNET
Are sex dolls for-hire prostitutes? These are the kind of tricky questions coming up as robot lovers make their way into our beds -- and maybe our hearts.
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