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In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo, steam rises in the air from the brown coal power plant Schwarze Pumpe in the Lusatia, (Lausitz) area in Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 targetGermany'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
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo, a man plays a game at the Paris Games Week in Paris. 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. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problemThe 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 many young players
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, a supervisor shows one of the maps used by dispatchers at a 911 call center in Roswell, Ga. Apple is trying drag the U.S.’s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple’s promise, the iPhone’s next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300 emergency response centers in the U.S. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 callsApple will try to drag the U.S.'s outdated 911 emergency calling system into the 21st century
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuitThe Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of iPhone apps
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Check If You Were Related to a Pilgrim, the Easy WayDiscovering 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,...
Newser1 day ago
'This Is Intolerable': Air Force Fires Woman in Viral VideoA 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....
Newser1 day ago
It's a Chair. No, It's a Bulletproof VestAn 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...
Newser1 day ago
Theranos Founder Indicted on Federal Wire Fraud ChargesFederal 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...
Newser2 days ago
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. Federal prosecutors said Friday, June 15, 2018, they have indicted Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and patients as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraudFederal prosecutors indict Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her second-in-command with criminal fraud charges
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump focused his recent summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on eliminating the regime’s nuclear weapons. But experts say he missed an opportunity to press North Korea on another pressing threat: its long record of dangerous cyberattacks against commercial and military targets in the U.S. and allied nations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh,Pool)
North Korea's hacking fails to make summit talking pointsNorth Korea's cyberattacks against US and its allies fails to make Singapore summit talking points 3 years after crippling Sony attack
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this March 22, 2015 file photo,  Jared Taylor speaks during the International Russian Conservative Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia.  A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. California Superior Court Judge Harold Khan ruled in Taylor's favor during a hearing Thursday, June 14, 2018 on Twitter's request to dismiss the suit, court records show. Taylor claims Twitter permanently suspended accounts belonging to him and hundreds of other far-right users in December based solely on their political views and affiliations. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdleA 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
The Associated Press2 days ago
3 Little Letters May Hide an Ulterior Motive at AmazonVTO: 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...
Newser3 days ago
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
The Associated Press3 days ago
He Got a Text and She Read It. Now She's Suing HimOne 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...
Newser3 days ago
Fitbit employees charged with having stolen trade secretsU.S. prosecutors have charged one current and five former employees of San Francisco-based Fitbit, Inc. with possessing trade secrets stolen from rival company Jawbone
The Associated Press3 days ago
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