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Bitcoin rockets above $5,000 to all-time high

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin smashed through the $5,000 barrier for the first time on Thursday, jumping as much as 8 percent on the day as investors shrugged off the latest warnings on the risks of buying into the booming cryptocurrency market.

Geek Deals: Pay What You Want for Humble One Special Day Bundle

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Tiger Woods shares lead going into weekend at East Lake

Tiger on top at East Lake with a 68 to share the lead with Justin Rose going into the weekend of Tour Championship

Guard Wilson dismissed from Miami Hurricanes basketball team

Guard Miles Wilson has been dismissed from the Miami Hurricanes' basketball program for failing to meet team expectations

The Latest: Report says UM used inadequate cooling devices

The Latest: Report says UM used inadequate cooling devices

Dimitrov, Edmund win to give Europe 2-0 lead in Laver Cup

Britain's Kyle Edmund regained command in a tiebreaker and beat American Jack Sock as Team Europe took a 2-0 lead in the Laver Cup

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying

Mithril Capital Management, cofounded by Ajay Royan and Peter Thiel, is leaving the Bay Area

From its glass-lined offices in San Francisco’s leafy Presidio national park, six-year-old Mithril Capital Management has happily flown under the radar. Now it’s leaving altogether and relocating its team to Austin, a spot that, among others the f

The presumption behind Republican plots to protect Kavanaugh: He’s lying because he did it

Campaign Action There's an inescapable conclusion behind all of the efforts by Republicans to exonerate Brett Kavanaugh from the charge that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were both in high school: he did it. The crackpot doppelgange

Cartoon: Brett Kavanaugh's character witnesses

This cartoon almost has fewer men in it than the “Women for Kavanaugh” bus. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Patreon.

'Why I Didn't Report' tweets floods Twitter after Trump's attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Donald Trump thinks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford couldn’t have been sexually assaulted because she didn’t report Brett Kavanaugh for allegedly assaulting her when it happened. xI have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charge

Cops, Maniacs and Black Panther: Let Geek Tell You What to Watch This Weekend

Forget Peak TV. We’re living in an age of Peak Content, period. There are so many cool shows and movies and games and weird internet videos you could consume at any given moment […] The post Cops, Maniacs and Black Panther: Let Geek Tell You What to W

Finance Ministry tells Sebi to frame a policy on recovery proceedings

Under the new policy, Sebi may also be able to recover penalties by seizure of bank accounts and other assets, if the accused fails to file an appeal within 45 days of the order passed by Sebi

Report: Jimmy Butler could skip training camp if not traded

The situation between Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves appears to have the potential to get very ugly on both sides.Butler has demanded a trade, but with the Timberwolves appearing resistant, there is a chance he will escalate things in the week t

Dale Earnhardt Jr. scores front row start for racing return

Earnhardt retired from fulltime competition at the end of last season, but had an outstanding contract with Unilever for one race in a Hellmann’s car in the second-tier series in 2018. He opted for Richmond due to his previous success there, and its smooth

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is more popular than President Donald Trump, RNC poll finds

The results are remarkable given that the GOP has spent so much time and effort vilifying the former House speaker

Donald Trump’s self-preserving War on Justice

Fearing what the Russia conspiracy probe has uncovered, he’s ordered the Department to release secret documents

Dan Savage calls BS on the bad fantasies that make relationships even harder

The venerable sex and love columnist points out the unhealthy “fictions” that keep us from being happier in love

Big 3 now a foursome: NASCAR wild card Richmond is next

The Big Three is now the Big Four in the NASCAR playoffs

Kendall Joseph out for No. 3 Clemson vs Georgia Tech

Clemson starting linebacker Kendall Joseph will miss Saturday's game against Georgia Tech because of a groin injury suffered in practice this week

Another injury: Panthers send safety Da'Norris Searcy to IR

The Panthers placed safety Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve.

Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

Vikings' Sendejo fined more than $53K for hit on Packers' Adams

Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo has been fined $53,482 by the NFL for his hit during a play in Minnesota's tie at Green Bay last Sunday.

Webb will be targeted replacing Eli Apple at cornerback

New York Giants cornerback B.W. Webb is going to be targeted by the Houston Texans this weekend

Red Hydrogen One looks badass in titanium, just like a Terminator should - CNET

Hopefully it wasn't sent from the future to find Sarah Connor.

Trump OKs 'offensive cyber operations' as deterrent against US rivals - CNET

There'll be consequences if foreign adversaries launch cyberattacks against the US, the White House says.

Google experiments are turning Daydream into a big-boy VR headset - CNET

Every Android app could potentially come to VR, plus reach-out-and-touch controls and see-through superpowers.

Add 'Sexy Handmaid's Tale costume' to the rest of the garbage thrown out in 2018 - CNET

A retailer pulled the costume after online backlash.

How Do Flat-Earthers Explain the Equinox? We Investigated.

Flat-Earthers try to explain the equinox, and the results are as odd as you'd expect.

Popular beagle Uno, a Westminster champion, dies at 13

Uno, the beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog, dies in Texas at 13

Falcons RB Freeman, DE McKinley to sit Sunday vs. Saints

Falcons RB Freeman, DE McKinley to sit Sunday vs. Saints

Shirley Day Smith, fixture among racing media, dies at 99

Shirley Day Smith, fixture among horse racing media for decades, dies at 99

Steelers' defense eager to prove itself after dismal showing

Steelers' defense eager to prove itself after dismal showing

Stuttgart again fails to score in draw with Duesseldorf

Stuttgart has again failed to score after drawing 0-0 against promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga

No. 3 Clemson looks for complete performance vs Georgia Tech

No. 3 Clemson looks for complete performance vs Georgia Tech

Texas Rangers part ways with manager Jeff Banister

Texas Rangers part ways with manager Jeff Banister

Monaco's poor start continues with home draw against Nimes

Monaco's poor start to the French league season has continued with a 1-1 home draw against promoted Nimes

Keeping Kavanaugh off court more important to Maine, Alaska than re-electing Collins and Murkowski

Campaign Action The nation as a whole really doesn't want Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. In three national polls released this week, he was underwater, the most unpopular nominee since nominee popularity has been polled. NBC finds 38 percent opposed,

Scientists Gave Octopi Molly and They Loved It

MDMA has long been known as a party drug. It can make people cuddly, euphoric, and even help with severe PTSD. And it’s because of that last bit that researchers have taken to […] The post Scientists Gave Octopi Molly and They Loved It appeared first

Maniac on Netflix: Jonah Hill and Emma Stone get weird, and it works - CNET

Review: Stone and Hill question what's real in this madly stylish, crazy fun sort-of sci-fi.
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