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  • North Korea vows harsh retaliation against new UN sanctions

    (CNN) — North Korean state media has slammed the latest round of sanctions approved by the United Nations, calling them a “flagrant violation of our sovereignty.” It vowed retaliation against Washington. The UN Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions Saturday in response to Pyongyang’s long-range ballistic missile tests on July 4 and July 28. The measures aim to make it harder for North Korea to make money across the globe. They target North Korea’s primary exports — including coal, iron and seafood […]

  • Storm at Google over engineer’s anti-diversity manifesto

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Google executives have responded to a 3,300-word manifesto written by one of its male engineers that argues women aren’t suited for tech jobs for “biological” reasons. The document has been circulating inside Google for some time, but it was made public by Motherboard on Saturday. Recode and Gizmodo published the document in full. Over the weekend, Google diversity vice president Danielle Brown and engineering VP Ari Balogh addressed the controversial document in separate messages to Google […]

  • A 9-year-old ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ applies for NASA job

    (CNN) — A fourth-grader’s cover letter grabbed NASA’s attention in the search for the next real-life guardian of the planet. This week, the space agency began looking for its new planetary protection officer, someone capable of guarding the planet from “microbial contamination from other planets.” Jack Davis, a self-proclaimed “Guardian of the Galaxy” from New Jersey, piqued NASA’s interest. “I may be nine but I think I would be a fit for the job,” Jack said in the handwritten letter. He […]

  • Marijuana company buys California town, plans pot paradise

    (CNN) — Don’t be surprised if there is a sign one day on a small California town that reads “Welcome to Nipton: A Place to Get Stoned.” The entire town of 120 acres was purchased Thursday by American Green Inc., a marijuana-focused technology and growing firm based in Arizona. The reported price tag: about $5 million The company plans to make Nipton the country’s “first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination,” American Green said in a statement. Nipton is near the Nevada border, […]

  • Trump praises AG Sessions’ plans to combat leaks

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump on Saturday praised Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to combat leaks of classified information — a rare show of support for the man Trump recently called “beleaguered.” After many years of LEAKS going on in Washington, it is great to see the A.G. taking action! For National Security, the tougher the better! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2017 “After many years of LEAKS going on in Washington, it is great to see the […]

  • GM recalling about 700,000 Chevy and GMC trucks

    (CNN Money) — General Motors has recalled hundreds of thousands of Chevy and GMC pickups because of a potential steering issue. The vehicles may have a software problem that can cause them to spontaneously lose their electric power steering assistance for about one second, according to the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “If [the power steering] assist is lost and suddenly returned, the driver could lose temporary control of the steering wheel, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA […]

  • Plane passenger helps cops bust 2 people texting about molesting kids

    (CNN) — If you see something, say something. A woman on a Seattle-to-San Jose flight this week took that law enforcement mantra to heart when she spotted a fellow passenger allegedly texting about sexually molesting children, the San Jose police said. She immediately alerted the crew, leading police to arrest a man and a woman on charges of sexually exploiting minors. “I’d like to highlight that if it wasn’t for this particular passenger taking action to alert the staff and alert the […]

  • Experts: Lack of remorse could bite ‘Pharma Bro’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Less than an hour after a U.S. jury convicted Martin Shkreli of securities fraud, the so-called “Pharma Bro” was back at his New York City apartment doing what comes naturally: trash talking in a live-stream on YouTube. The brash former pharmaceutical CEO, who’s still out on bail, joked he won’t be going to a hard-core prison — “No shanks” — and predicted his acquittal on some charges Friday will help him recover tens of millions of […]

  • Woman sentenced to 15 months in texting suicide case

    (CNN) — Michelle Carter, whose own words helped seal her involuntary manslaughter conviction in the suicide of her teenage boyfriend, was sentenced to 15 months in a Massachusetts prison Thursday — but will remain free pending appeals. “This court must and has balanced between rehabilitation, the promise that rehabilitation would work and a punishment for the actions that have occurred,” said Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz, emphasizing that rehabilitation was a primary component of juvenile justice. Hundreds of […]

  • Dubai’s Torch tower goes up in flames

    (CNN) — Firefighters are battling a blaze at the 84-story Torch tower near Dubai Marina, the Dubai Media Office said early Friday. The Civil Defense Office said the building was successfully evacuated and the emergency responders had brought most of the fire under control. There were no immediate reports of injuries, the Dubai Media Office tweeted. Video posted to social media showed a line of fire up one side of the building and falling, flaming debris. Witness Samer Fathallah told CNN […]

  • Mueller launches grand jury in Russia investigation

    (CNN) — Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has launched a grand jury in his investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, the Journal said Mueller had impaneled the grand jury in Washington, where his team of investigators continue to look into whether President Donald Trump or any of his campaign associates colluded with Russia during the presidential contest. Meanwhile, Reuters reported that subpoenas had been issued in […]

  • The road to watching this summer’s solar eclipse starts in the library?

    (CNN) — The solar eclipse, which will happen August 21, only happens about once every 375 years, according to NASA. If your trips to the library are similarly infrequent, you may want to change that. More than 2 million pairs of eclipse glasses, which allow you to watch the solar eclipse without damaging your eyes, are being distributed free at public libraries across the country. During a total solar eclipse, the moon and the sun both appear to be about […]