Uber agrees to pay $28.5 million to end lawsuit about safety ads - Tech Insider

Uber can't call its safety checks "industry-leading" any more. On Thursday, Uber agreed to pay $28.5 million to 25 million riders to settle a class-action case surrounding its...

People think this new ‘Game of Thrones’ photo may hint at Jon Snow’s future - Tech Insider

“Game of Thrones” season six premieres April 24, and every fan is wondering one thing and one thing only: Will Jon Snow survive the brutal stabbing we saw at the end of se...

How in the world can we ‘hear’ gravitational waves traveling from 1.3 billion light-years away? - Tech Insider

For the first time ever, scientists have detected ripples through the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ...

A weird bug will brick your iPhone if you set it to a certain date - Tech Insider

For the iPhone, January 1, 1970 was not a good day. There's a bug that will render modern iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models useless. All you have to do to turn your expe...

If you can't stream Kanye's release party on Tidal try this trick - Tech Insider

Kanye West is live-streaming the Madison Square Garden release of his new album, "TLOP," on Tidal. But not everyone can stream it. Scores of people have taken to Twitter and ...

Cleveland mayor apologizes for $500 bill sent to estate of slain 12-year-old Tamir Rice - The Week

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said he was sorry for "any grief or pain" caused by the city sending a bill to the estate of Tamir Rice for medical services rendered to the 12-year-old after he was fat...

John Kerry says world powers agree to Syria ceasefire - The Week

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that an agreement has been reached on a "nationwide cessation of hostilities" in Syria, to begin in one week. During international talks, the maj...

At least 49 inmates killed during prison melee in Mexico - The Week

In Mexico, at least 49 inmates were killed during a brawl that broke out late Wednesday at an overcrowded prison. The melee at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey lasted for 30 to 40 minutes, and left...

Will this Kanye West lyric re-ignite his feud with Taylor Swift? - The Week

Kanye West is deep into the first play of his highly anticipated album, The Life of Pablo, at Madison Square Garden — an event that doubles as the debut of his latest fashion line, Yeezy Season 3. ...

Bernie Sanders tackles race in this powerful new campaign ad - The Week

In a new campaign ad out Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls on people of all genders, ethnicities, races, ages, and sexualities to come together and bring his political ...

Marco Rubio even cracks under the pressure of a Twix bar - The Week

When will Marco Rubio's troubles end? After being taunted by robots in New Hampshire, the Florida senator's latest struggle has come in the form of a Twix bar that has reportedly gotten the best of h...

Oregon protest ends as last occupier surrenders - The Week

The last remaining anti-government protester at Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge surrendered Thursday afternoon, ending the 6-week-long occupation. Authorities confirmed that the final holdo...

Dick Cheney still hasn't apologized to the man he shot quail hunting 10 years ago - The Week

On Feb. 11, 2006, then-Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his companion, Harry Whittington, while quail hunting in Texas. A decade later, Whittington told the New York Daily News that despi...

Congressman Alan Grayson ran a hedge fund that encouraged buying 'when there's blood in the streets' - The Week

Alan Grayson was the Democratic representative for Florida's 8th congressional district from 2009 to 2011, a period during which he happened to have another job as well — as a hedge fund manager. W...

Can John Kasich win South Carolina? John Kasich certainly doesn't think so. - The Week

John Kasich is keeping his expectations low for the upcoming Feb. 20 primary in South Carolina. After pulling off a comfortable second-place finish in the GOP's New Hampshire presidential primary Tue...

Al Sharpton to Bernie Sanders: What about the 'race element' of income inequality? - The Week

One day after civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton sat down for a meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders, he remains unconvinced that the Democratic presidential candidate is adequately addressing the issu...

Today's college freshmen are more eager to protest than any in nearly 50 years - The Week

A survey of 141,189 incoming college freshmen found that the class of 2019 is politically engaged, committed to volunteering, and historically ready to protest. The 2015 poll participants reported "s...

Scientists prove Einstein right with first detection of gravitational waves - The Week

Albert Einstein's 100-year-old theory of general relativity has been confirmed by the detection of gravitational waves, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics reported Thurs...

Meryl Streep dismisses criticism of all-white panel: 'We're all Africans, really' - The Week

As the jury president of this year's Berlin International Film Festival, it was up to Meryl Streep to answer the press' questions about diversity and the festival's all-white jury panel. However, Str...

President Obama discusses the positives and negatives of being the first black president - The Week

Being the first black president has had political advantages as well as disadvantages, President Obama said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times released Thursday. "I have no doubt there are pe...

This is Bernie Sanders' Secret Service code name - The Week

When the Secret Service is talking about Sen. Bernie Sanders, they refer to him as 'Intrepid.' The Democratic presidential candidate's code name surfaced Thursday in a report by The Bill Press Show, ...

Stakes grow for Democrats ahead of sixth debate - The Week

Hillary Clinton will be scrambling to make up lost ground on Bernie Sanders in the sixth Democratic debate Thursday evening — yes, a rare weeknight debate. After a close shave in Iowa and a double-...

Art collectors settle with Knoedler Gallery over sale of fake Rothko - The Week

The abstract expressionist Mark Rothko is the kind of artist whose work you look at and go, "Well, I could make that." Unfortunately for two unsuspecting art collectors, a Chinese forger did just tha...

Bernie Sanders raises more than $6 million after winning the New Hampshire primary - The Week

Bernie Sanders scored a second big win just one day after dominating the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. Within 24 hours of the Granite State's polls closing, the Vermont senator had topped his $6 mil...

Hillary Clinton's team wants to curb expectations about the Nevada caucuses - The Week

There are nervous rumblings in the Clinton camp about the upcoming Nevada caucuses on Feb. 20 — nervousness that some think the campaign might be intentionally stoking. "The question is whether the...

Jeb Bush: If we elect Trump, 'we will be worse off than we are now' - The Week

Jeb Bush warned at a rally Wednesday that if people thought President Obama was bad, things would only get worse if Donald Trump were elected president. "We will be worse off than we are right now," ...

The daily business briefing: February 11, 2016

- The Week

1. U.S. stock futures plunged ahead of the opening bell on Thursday as oil prices fell again. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq indexes all fell by nearly 2 percent as U.S. cru...

Bruce Springsteen autobiography reportedly gets $10 million advance - The Week

A long-rumored Bruce Springsteen autobiography is in the works, with sources telling Page Six the book sold to Simon & Schuster for an advance of over $10 million. The Boss had put off writing hi...

10 things you need to know today: February 11, 2016

- The Week

1. Both Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, after finishing far back in the New Hampshire primary. Christie, the blunt-spo...

Former Auschwitz guard on trial for accessory to the murder of 170,000 - The Week

Reinhold Hanning, 94, is to go on trial in Germany on Thursday for being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people at the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, The New York Times re...

North Korea orders military takeover of joint South Korea factory park - The Week

On Thursday, South Korea suspended operations at the Kaesong industrial zone, a decade-old factory park just across the border in North Korea where 124 South Korean factories hire North Korean worker...

Bernie Sanders hasn't really faced scrutiny about his faith. That's about to change. - The Week

Until Tuesday night, no one had really questioned Bernie Sanders' Jewish faith. That changed almost immediately after he trounced fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. At a po...

5 amazing things we can grow in labs - The Week

1. Burgers In 2013, the world got its first taste of the in-vitro burger — a slab of beef that never actually belonged to a living animal, but was instead created in the lab from cow muscle tissue....

Feminism is not about Hillary Clinton - The Week

However much we may be at loggerheads right now, surely Democrats can agree on this much: Hillary Clinton was trounced on Tuesday. Indeed, she was so thoroughly trounced that she tweeted her concessi...

America's primary system is a baffling mess. Let's fix it. - The Week

On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders won a blowout victory in the New Hampshire primary, beating Hillary Clinton by 22 points. But because of the way the primary rules are set up, Clinton actually took more Ne...

Donald Trump is bizarro Mitt Romney - The Week

There are a few things we can count on in just about every presidential election. Republicans will call the Democratic candidate weak. Democrats will say the Republican wants to destroy Social Securi...

When will financial markets start freaking out about Donald Trump? - The Week

A panicky Republican elite has finally awoken to the real possibility that Donald Trump will be their party's presidential candidate. Are investors here and abroad about to get the sweats, too? How c...

This week I learned your brain doesn't know the difference between love and cocaine, and more - The Week

Love is like cocaine: The remarkable, terrifying neuroscience of romance (Salon) Henry VIII's erratic behavior was likely caused by an NFL-style injury, argue Yale researchers (Quartz) Some ants neve...

Jimmy Fallon gives Bernie Sanders' grumpier, saltier New Hampshire victory speech - The Week

On Wednesday's Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon put on a bald cap and wrinkled suit and tested out his Bernie Sanders impersonation. Fallon's Sanders, like the real Democratic presidential candidate, decla...

The Federal Reserve is dabbling in wishful thinking - The Week

Does the Federal Reserve's approach to inflation boil down to wishful thinking? Janet Yellen, who heads up the Fed and the decision-making body within it that votes on monetary policy, made one of he...

The GOP's Rubio dilemma - The Week

Marco Rubio suffered a massively deflating fifth-place finish in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. And he's owning it, telling his supporters that "our disappointment tonight is not on you, it's on me...

Stephen Colbert recaps the New Hampshire primary, confuses his Sanders and Trump impersonations - The Week

On Wednesday's Late Show, Stephen Colbert noted that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Donald Trump were the big winners of Tuesday's presidential primaries in New Hampshire, then imagined a general-el...

Bernie Sanders helps Stephen Colbert kick off Late Show, talks Donald Trump - The Week

Stephen Colbert started off Wednesday's Late Show with an explanation of Ash Wednesday and a struggle over whether he could break the late-night rules by skipping the monologue and just running to hi...

FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy at Portland airport - The Week

Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who famously got in an armed standoff after refusing to pay federal grazing fees, flew to Portland late Wednesday night, en route to the Malheur National Wildlife Ref...

Bus driver in India wasn't killed by meteorite after all, NASA says - The Week

Over the weekend, the Indian news media was abuzz over reports, picked up worldwide, that a bus driver at a college in southeast India had been killed Saturday by the impact from a meteorite, potenti...

The United Arab Emirates now has a Minister of Happiness - The Week

The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates says "national happiness isn't a wish," and in order to make good on his promise, he's appointed a minister of state for happiness. Ohood Al Roumi as M...

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators - The Week

Under a plea deal, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty to a federal charge of lying to investigators, and will spend no more than six months in prison, if he serves any time at ...

Oregon armed occupiers say they will probably turn themselves in Thursday morning - The Week

On Wednesday night, after five hours of live-streaming a phone call recording their standoff with federal agents, the four remaining holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside Burns, Or...

Robert Kennedy killer Sirhan denied parole as RFK confidant claims Sirhan didn't do it - The Week

At a three hour hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole again for killing Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, just after Kennedy won the pivotal California Democratic preside...

Senate unanimously approves sanctions against North Korea - The Week

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 96-0 in favor of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act, which targets North Korea's ability to finance the development of nuclear warheads and long-range...




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