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Grenfell Tower: Tributes paid to Rania Ibrahim and daughters
A mother and her two young daughters are among those remembered on the second day of the inquiry.
Authorities in Texas say they confronted school gunman within 4 minutes
As questions remain after the Santa Fe shooting, which left 10 dead, an attorney for the teen suspect said, “There might not be a motive in the conventional sense.”
Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show
But the research shows that the opposite pattern remains the case for suicide among adolescents.
Melbourne grenade attack signals gang trouble in 'world's best city'
The use of a grenade in an attack on a suburban street in Melbourne has exposed an escalation of gang violence in the Australian city, consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the world.
Hardliners in Hungary's Jobbik demand return to far-right roots
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hardliners in Hungary's main right-wing main opposition party demanded on Tuesday that it return to its far-right roots, once notorious for racism and hostility to the European Union, or face an internal split.
Death of Japanese Climber on Everest Raises Toll This Month to 3
Officials said Nobukazu Kuriki, who had tried to reach the summit seven other times, died after he slipped and fell near Camp Three.
‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man
A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse said that during his private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff embraced him for who he was.
As Trump Adds Sanctions on Venezuela, Its Neighbors Reject Election Result
A group of mainly Latin American nations said the vote had not “met with the international standards of a democratic, free, just and transparent electoral process.”
Why it's been a rough week for House Republicans
A farm bill that had the votes to pass is on ice for a month.
JCPenney CEO leaves for Lowe's
JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison, one of only three black CEOs in Fortune 500, jumps ship to lead Lowe's.
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Hawaii volcano generates toxic gas plume called laze
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island’s southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. The molten rock started pouring into the sea over the weekend. It’s been g...
Experts: China far side lunar mission potentially historic
BEIJING (AP) — China’s ambition to soft-land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year faces considerable challenges, but if successful would propel the country’s space program to the forefront of one of the most important areas of lunar exploration, experts say. China hopes to be ...
State orders pathology tests on cougar that attacked bicyclists
In the politicized world of cougars, the state has ordered “third-party” pathology tests from Washington State University on the cougar that on Saturday killed one bicyclist and severely injured another.
City of Seattle and family of relatives killed by repeat drunken driver settle lawsuit for $13 million
The driver defied a court order by failing to install an interlock device in his pickup before he struck and killed a retired couple — and severely injured their grandson and his mother — in Wedgwood in 2013.
KOMO, aviation contractor to pay $40 million to 2 men injured in 2014 crash of news helicopter
The settlement comes after testimony and new records emerged in the final stages of a weekslong civil trial bolstering contentions by the victims that KOMO and Helicopters Inc. ignored long-standing safety concerns.
Paul Allen, Nick Hanauer give $1M each to Washington state initiative pushing new firearms regulations
With an assist from two deep-pocketed allies, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility on Monday announced it had raised nearly $3 million for its latest Washington state ballot measure to regulate firearms. Initiative 1639 would raise the purchase age for buying semi-automatic rifles to 21.
Robert Indiana, who turned ‘Love’ into enduring art, dies at 89
The image of the word L-O-V-E in colorful capital letters, with the first two letters stacked on top of the other two, and the letter “O” tilted, has acquired a life of its own, appearing on everything from posters and album covers to T-shirts and jewelry.
‘She was fearless’: DeCharlene Williams, pillar of Seattle’s Central Area, dies at 75
DeCharlene Williams had owned a Central Area boutique since the '60s and founded the Seattle neighborhood's chamber of commerce. "My mom was very creative," her daughter said. "Flashy stuff, sequins, colorful — that was her. Always the life of the party."
Everett man accused of trying to kill woman with opioid spray
Police administered the overdose antidote naloxone to revive the woman after the suspect allegedly sprayed opioid fentanyl into her nose about 15 times.
‘Turn out the lights’: Message from 1971 Seattle billboard echoed in head-tax debate
The 1971 “turn out the lights” billboard message is back as Seattle is embroiled in the head tax battle. Its creators react.
2018 World Fame 100: Who reaches the pinnacle across sports?
To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based on a formula three fame factors.
From OKC to the Bay: How KD is building a Silicon Valley empire
Kevin Durant takes us inside his growing business empire, his Nike negotiations and whether he ultimately might end up in an owner's box.
Pulisic: Focus to blame for U.S. WC failure
Christian Pulisic has put part of the United States' failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup down to a lack of focus.
The Shohei Ohtani experiment isn't just working -- it's perfect
Are the Angels using Ohtani correctly? So far, the planets have aligned for L.A. and its two-way star.
10 college quarterback transfers who found success in their new homes
Most college football transfers are not success stories. But here are 10 quarterbacks who transferred to another FBS program and made it work.
Coach 'shocked' to hear sexual abuse allegations against colleague
One of the area's most prominent gymnastics coaches said that during her decades-long association with Joseph Lewin, she never heard anything to indicate he might be sexually abusing youngsters.
Embiid dunks on Baynes with trolling tweet
Joel Embiid, king of NBA trolls.
*NSYNC reacted to Google thinking Shaq was in band
Good work, NSYNC.
Getting to know IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay
Get to know IndyCar's Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the No. 28 Honda for Andretti Autosport.
That's gotta hurt! Bill Ripken gets hit in the face with Sean Casey line drive on MLB Network
Sean Casey, a three-time MLB All-Star, was trying to hit to the opposite field during a demonstration but hit the ball right back at his coworker. Bill Ripken played it off like a pro.
N.I.H. Halts Enrollment in a Study of Drinking Now Under Scrutiny
Following reports in The Times that investigators and officials had solicited funding for the trial from the alcohol industry, the N.I.H. has launched two internal investigations.
From Burkina to Zimbabwe, U.S. aid cuts squeeze family planning services
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice on family planning, sexual health and sometimes abortion, may have to stop work in June.
10 confirmed dead from Nipah virus outbreak in India, including nurse treating patients
The death toll from an outbreak of Nipah virus has risen to 10 in India's southern state of Kerala.
Ten die in India outbreak of brain-damaging virus, spurring rush to hospitals
BENGALURU/KOCHI (Reuters) - A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least nine more being treated.
Two more die of Ebola in Congo, seven new cases confirmed
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Two more people have died from Ebola and seven new cases were confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday, but resistance to some public guidance about preventing the disease was evident in a provincial capital.
Where thousands of women travel abroad for an abortion
Julie O'Donnell was 29 weeks pregnant, on a flight from Dublin to Liverpool that was packed with rowdy holidaymakers, tears streaming down her face.
Two new Ebola deaths recorded in Congo: health ministry
MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Two new deaths from Ebola and seven new confirmed cases have been recorded in Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Trump move to defund Planned Parenthood fulfills a promise -- and promises a battle
Before the Trump administration even announced a new rule to stop Title X-funded health centers from providing abortions, the responses poured in.
Rare brain-damaging virus kills 10 in India, prompts rush to hospitals
BENGALURU/KOCHI (Reuters) - A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least two more cases being monitored.
Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant
A restaurant aims to give diners with dementia and their carers the "best possible time".
Email client Spark becomes collaborative
Readdle, the company behind popular email client Spark, is releasing a major new version of Spark on iOS and macOS. Spark is expanding beyond a personal email client. You can now work on emails with your team. While some of the features made me think about Front, the company says that it wasn’t t...
Okera raises $12M to simplify data governance within companies
As companies start to gather more and more data on their users and customers, including a firehose of information from a nigh-endless flow of tests, managing and maintaining that data isn’t the only place companies are hitting a wall — and figuring out who can actually access it is becoming just ...
Fiix raises $12M to smooth out the asset maintenance process
As sensors become cheaper and easier to install, the whole process of maintaining equipment and assets is starting to shift from just scrambling to fix problems to getting a hold of issues before they get out of control. That’s opened the door for startups like Fiix, which are creating workflow s...
3D Headphone Startup 'Ossic' Closes Abruptly, Leaving Crowdfunders Hanging
An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Ossic raised more than $3.2 million in crowdfunding for its Ossic X, which it touted as the "first 3D audio headphones calibrated to you." But after delivering devices to only about 80 investors who'd paid at least $999 to for the "Developer/Innovator...
'The Phantom Menace' at 19: Reconsidering the most maligned Star Wars film
The greatest rift in Star Wars fandom opened up 19 years ago this month, and it hasn't healed over since. Even now, to provoke dark scowls or preemptive defensiveness from lovers of the saga, you need only utter three words: The. Phantom. Menace. But nearly two decades on, is it time to reconside...
UK water firms, power plants with crap cyber security will pay up to £17m, peers told
Problem: they can't pay like banks can... Plans to fine national utilities and infrastructure providers £17m for shoddy cyber security will be at the forefront of industry's mind once everyone "gets over" GDPR, peers heard at a House of Lords committee.…
Comcast gets into mesh Wi-Fi with xFi pods - CNET
Extend the reach of your Wi-Fi with Comcast's new plug-in extenders.
The best VPN deals of 2018 in the UK
Have you ever thought about how much of your personal data is relayed whilst you're browsing the internet? SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook testimony turned into a lesson on how the internet works Personal data is amongst one of the most valuable resources one can gather. This on top of how ...
Tango Card raises $35M for its ‘rewards as a service’ gift card aggregation platform
Gift cards today are a $100 billion business annually, and as they continue to grow as a key way for companies to incentivise people in our too-often unengaged digital world, a startup that is helping corral the long tail of retailers, and match that up to the wave of businesses that want to offe...
Google, Microsoft find another Spectre, Meltdown flaw - CNET
Intel promises patches in the next few weeks. Devices could take a performance hit.
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