For a Democrat, Andrew Cuomo shares a lot of big-time donors with Donald Trump
Lousy Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo shares quite a few donors with Donald Trump, from relatively obscure billionaires like Nelson Peltz and John Paulson to some big names on Team Trump:
Anthony Scaramucci, who was briefly Trump's communications director, in
AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion
Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday. No, he's not planning another comeback. He's got a bigger goal to tackle. Mental health. After revealing the depths of his depression - and even thoughts of suicide after his second drunken-driving arrest - P
Jets trade Christian Hackenberg to Raiders for conditional pick
Jon Gruden may be ready to start flexing his quarterback-building muscles on a new project.The New York Jets announced on Tuesday that they have traded Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders for a conditional 2019 7th-round pick.Hackenberg was a second-r
New tech may make prosthetic hands easier for patients to use
Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. The tech
Tribes, senators seek buffer around world heritage site
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A swath of northwestern New Mexico's oil and gas country would be off limits to drilling under proposed federal legislation that seeks to make permanent a buffer zone that has kept development away from Chaco Culture National Historic
'Wake-up call': Vegas casino workers vote on citywide strike
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers packed a university arena in red T-shirts and resort uniforms as they voted Tuesday on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge financial implications for the tourist-dependent
Zinke stresses need for projects catch-up at national parks
MEDORA, N.D. (AP) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reiterated his support for addressing a maintenance backlog at national parks during a visit Tuesday to the one named for a U.S. president known for championing conservation. Zinke toured the Peaceful Val
Experimental nuclear reactor opens for tours on Friday
ARCO, Idaho (AP) - Federal officials in eastern Idaho say the first nuclear reactor to produce a usable amount of electricity will be open for free guided tours starting Friday. The Idaho National Laboratory says visitors can also tour the Experimental Breede
Facelift of Seattle's Space Needle nears completion
SEATTLE (AP) - Tourism is booming in Seattle. Just take a look at the Space Needle. The family-owned landmark is set to unveil the biggest renovation in its 56-year history next month, a $100 million investment in a single year of construction that transforme
The Art of the Worst Possible Deal: Diplomatic expert breaks down Trump's terrible China negotiating
In the midst of a Trump-designed trade war, President Xi Jingping and a group of Chinese officials visited D.C. to lay the groundwork for a new trade agreement. What they found was a bungling group of ‘keystone cops’ who were incapable of showing a unifie
Trump gets the go-ahead to strip money from Children's Health Insurance Program
Republicans took the Children’s Health Insurance Program hostage late last year and into this year. Now, months after finally funding it, they're doing this:
The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday delivered a victory to the Trump administratio
Russia & other countries can demand $3.5bn in compensation from US over tariffs
Turkey, Japan and Russia have calculated how much US tariffs would add to the cost of steel and aluminum exports to America, and submitted their claims to the World Trade Organization.
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Cryptic Instagram post inspires concern about DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan earlier this year exhibited tremendous courage by opening up about struggles with depression and mental health issues. Now a cryptic Instagram story posted by the Toronto Raptors superstar has inspired some concern among the team’s fans.
Han Solo is a man who seems to have lived many different lives among the galaxy. In the Star Wars universe, there’s a couple of ways writers, artists, developers, creators and more have […]
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Bucks' Sterling Brown to sue Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is taking matters into his own hands following a January incident with the local police department in which Brown says officers used a stun gun on him without “provocation.”According to this report from the Milwaukee J
Carlos Gomez blasts MLB drug testing policy: ‘It’s not random’
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez put Major League Baseball’s drug testing policy on blast during an appearance this week on Yahoo Sports’ “MLB Podcast.”Perhaps most alarming about Gomez’s comments is his claim he’s been tested between five a
As digital assistants improve, we’re learning new things to expect from them, but the tasks that a real-life assistant may have handled before can still be a bit of a challenge to home assistants. Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is gaining function
In November 2017 -- under a biodiversity monitoring and assessment activity supported by the US Agency for International Development -- scientists and conservationists captured photographs of one of the rarest and most threatened mammal species of Southeast A
Decoding digital ownership: Why your e-book might not feel like 'yours'
People feel very differently about owning physical books versus e-books, a recent study shows. While stereotypes suggest that younger consumers prefer digital books, that is not actually the case, researchers found.
Two-and-a-half-year expedition ends in world's most biodiverse protected area
After a two-and-a-half-year expedition through the world's most biodiverse protected area, the Identidad Madidi explorers have concluded their epic quest of completing a massive biological survey of Madidi National Park, uncovering more than 120 potentially n
Technique doubles conversion of CO2 to plastic component
Fossil fuels have long been the precursor to plastic, but new research has detailed a technique for doubling the amount of carbon dioxide that gets converted to ethylene -- an essential component of the world's most common plastic.
Midday open thread: Symptoms of American greatness
● Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Ballcap semiotics:
● Dirty dirty graduation cake:
When they opened the box, there it was: “Congrats Jacob! Summa — Laude Class of 2018.”
Jacob was “absolutely humiliated,” Koscinski said to Th
White House staffers say they mimic Trump's ridiculous tweets to stick it to the 'elites'
So there's this Boston Globe scoop going around in which internal White House sources appear to be bragging that when they write tweets for Trump's Twitter feed they write them to sound intentionally stupid so it sounds like him.
They overuse the exclamatio