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Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 8:58 pm
The company’s co-founder had been under increasing pressure, and several major investors demanded that he resign from the company immediately. Read More

Amazon will let customers try on clothes before buying

For many people, buying clothing online is not worth the hassle of getting a pair of pants or a shirt that does not fit. Many retailers have sought to eliminate that risk by offering free returns on clothing, but now Amazon is going even further. Read More

Why couldn’t the Cosby jury reach a verdict?

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 1:13 am
As the jury’s deliberations extended into this weekend, the possibility of a verdict in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial seemed to dim, though legal experts cautioned against drawing any conclusions. Read More

Can animals predict quakes? Italian farm tests it

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 1:10 am
A scientist hopes to learn, by tagging animals in Italy, whether they could be used as an effective warning system before an earthquake. Read More

Mayweather-McGregor: 2 fighters, lots of money

Updated on  June 18, 2017 at 1:33 am
Each fight is different, and while various regulatory bodies govern what happens inside the ring, everything outside of it is up for negotiation, and must be agreed upon anew. Read More

Chancellor who reunited Germany dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, a towering postwar figure, who reunified Germany after 45 years of Cold War antagonism, propelled a deeply held vision of Europe’s integration, and earned plaudits from Moscow and Washington for his deft handling of the fall of the Berlin Wall, died Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the Rhine port city where he was born. He was 87. Read More

Russian military says it might have killed ISIS leader

Russia’s military said today that it was looking into whether one of its airstrikes in the Syrian desert had killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State. Read More

How New York is saving a fish that swam with dinosaurs

Once abundant in the Great Lakes region, the sturgeons, which can live over 100 years, have been nearly wiped out nationwide because of overfishing, pollution and the construction of dams, according to the agency. Read More

Report finds racial disparities in military justice system

Black service members were “substantially more likely” to face judicial punishment or administrative discipline compared to their white counterparts while in uniform, according to an advocacy group’s study of racial disparity in the military justice system. Read More

New test spots Zika virus in under an hour

Updated on  June 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm
In a development that could significantly quicken the state’s reaction to Zika outbreaks, Florida researchers say they have found a way to test for the virus within an hour instead of the weeks it now takes for results. Read More

Renewable energy push is strongest in the reddest states

Two years ago, Kansas repealed a law requiring that 20 percent of the state’s electric power come from renewable sources by 2020, seemingly a step backward on energy in a deeply conservative state. Read More

AMA tackles sexual abuse — of doctors, by doctors

The American Medical Association will no longer tolerate sexual misconduct by physicians — at least if their victims are other doctors, and if the abuse occurs at an AMA event. Read More

Trump grows discontented with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Few Republicans were quicker to embrace President Donald Trump’s campaign last year than Jeff Sessions, and his reward was one of the most prestigious jobs in America. But more than four months into his presidency, Trump has grown sour on Sessions. Read More

Is Wisconsin Really That Hard to Spell?

“Beautiful” and “pneumonia” hardly go together, but they ranked as the top two words that Americans most sought how to spell in the first four months of this year, according to an analysis by Google Trends. Read More

Americans, Let’s Talk

Crystal Hesch has been having a hard time with her father who told her that, by bringing her 8-year-old son to this liberal bastion in southwestern Colorado, she was giving the boy early training as a “terrorist.” Read More

Graduating? Here’s what to know about your student loans

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Most federal student loans come with at least a six-month grace period, a time during which you don’t have to make monthly payments. For spring graduates, that means repayment is likely to begin sometime in November or December. That gives new graduates some breathing room. Read More

Kidpreneurs capitalize on gooey, squishy Slime craze

Updated on  May 25, 2017 at 10:44 pm
First it was Play-Doh. Then Gak. There have been dozens of variations for sale of the oozy, gooey, squishable, stretchable kids’ toy through the generations. Kids these days call it slime. Read More