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Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes…

Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change

Compulsive video-game playing now new mental…

The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players

This Alarm Clock Wakes You Up With Sight, Sound…

The Sensorwake is a new alarm clock that uses a novel 3-pronged approach to wake you up. Tony Spitz has the details.

Check If You Were Related to a Pilgrim, the Easy…

Discovering if you're descended from the Pilgrims is "easier than ever." A new database offers for the first time online records on more than 59,450 fifth-generation descendants of the small group who sailed to the New World aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Of the roughly 132 passengers and crew,...

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Theranos Founder Indicted on Federal Wire Fraud…

Federal prosecutors have charged Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes and former president and COO Ramesh Balwani with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud, reports the Wall Street Journal . They allege Holmes and Balwani defrauded investors, doctors, and patients out of millions of...

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with…

Federal prosecutors indict Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her second-in-command with criminal fraud charges

'This Is Intolerable': Air Force Fires Woman in Viral Video

A Missouri woman who was booted from the Air Force for appearing in a racist Snapchat video says she "was drunk" and needs "to seek help," the Air Force Times reports. Tabitha Duncan, 20, appeared in the recent video driving along a dark road with others who used the n-word....

North Korea's hacking fails to make summit…

North Korea's cyberattacks against US and its allies fails to make Singapore summit talking points 3 years after crippling Sony attack

Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban…

A California judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading figure in the white nationalist movement by permanently banning his social media account

It's a Chair. No, It's a Bulletproof Vest

An enterprising attorney has created a portable chair that converts to a bullet-proof vest, for use in schools and entertainment venues. Aaron Ansel came up with the idea for the CoverMeSeat following the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. "I just thought, is there any sort of technology-based solution...

3 Little Letters May Hide an Ulterior Motive at…

VTO: It's a part of Amazon's lexicon that might seem like an "innocuous sounding acronym." But in a lengthy piece, Gizmodo suggests it's anything but. VTO, or Voluntary Time Off, is a just that: an opportunity for Amazon's legions of warehouse workers to end their shift early when the overall...

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Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots'

Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers

He Got a Text and She Read It. Now She's Suing Him

One of "many" women to have her sexual photos and videos shared among members of the University of Central Florida's Delta Sigma Phi fraternity in a private Facebook group called the "Dog Pound" is fighting back, says lawyer Michael Avenatti. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Kathryn Novak says she discovered...

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