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ESPN Fires Curt Schilling For 'Unacceptable' Conduct

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:24pm

The pitcher-turned-analyst shared a post on Facebook that appeared to comment on North Carolina's law that bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

A New Naked Restaurant Says It Has An 8,000-Person Waiting List To Dine

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 7:55pm

The pop-up restaurant, to be called The Bunyadi, promises naturally prepared food and natural decor — as well as all-natural patrons. The restaurant opens in June in London.

'Flying While Muslim': Profiling Fears After Arabic Speaker Removed From Plane

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 5:30pm

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight after another passenger overheard him speaking on his cellphone in Arabic. An advocate calls the incident "absurd and bewildering."

Some Firms Save Money By Offering Employees Free Surgery

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:55pm

The idea is this: Negotiate a flat price with a few hospitals to cover surgery, physical therapy and certain other treatments. Companies save money and hospitals gain patients.

'Thanks For The Cheese': UFC Star Conor McGregor Says He's Retiring

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:48pm

McGregor made the announcement on Twitter, but some MMA fans are questioning whether the brash 27-year-old fighter means what he says or if this is simply a move to get more money from UFC.

San Francisco Requires New Buildings To Install Solar Panels

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:23pm

San Francisco already required buildings to be "solar-ready," and starting in 2017, actual panels will be mandated. It's the first major U.S. city to take such a step, according to the bill's sponsor.

Google Exec: Encryption Debate Lacks Evidence, On Both Sides

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:27pm

Google's chief of Android security says it's time for both sides of the encryption debate to provide real information, not just anecdotes.

EU Files New Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Apps

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:32am

It's the latest case against big U.S. companies by European regulators, who have also targeted Apple, Starbucks, Amazon and Intel.

Utah Declares Porn A Public Health Hazard

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:37am

The state's governor signed a resolution saying pornography harms individuals and society, and calling for research and poverty change to "address the pornography epidemic."

Mitsubishi Says It Tricked Fuel Mileage Tests On Some Cars

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 8:45am

While the scandal seems to be limited to the Japanese domestic market, Mitsubishi Motors says it's now investigating vehicles it made for overseas markets, as well.

World's Steel Makers To China: Time To Cut The Glut

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 6:00am

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says the United States will join other nations in trying to curb China's steel output. Chinese steelmakers are overproducing, hurting prices and jobs, she says.

Too Much Empty Space In Pepper Tin Prompts Class-Action Lawsuit

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 4:15am

A large spice company recently started putting less pepper in its tins — and leaving empty space at the top of the tin. There's a technical term for that empty space: "non-functional slack fill."

Breaking Up The Banks May Be More Complicated Than It Seems

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:34pm

Bernie Sanders says one of his first acts as president would be to begin the process of breaking up big banks. But there's a problem: The president doesn't really have any direct authority to do so.

Are The New Credit Cards Chipping Away At Our Patience?

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:14pm

Despite the switch from the magnetic stripe credit cards to chip cards last October, the new technology is still not widely adopted. Visa unveiled an upgrade to speed up checkouts but barriers remain.

Innovative Blood Testing Company Theranos Under Criminal Investigation

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou about the criminal investigation into the Theranos blood lab.

UnitedHealth To Leave Most Obamacare Exchanges In 2017

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 2:36pm

Blaming a lack of profitability, UnitedHealth says it will drop out of most health marketplaces insurance exchanges next year. The insurer's first quarter profits in 2016 were $1.6 billion.

Lawful Hacking: Should, Or Can, The FBI Learn To Overcome Encryption Itself?

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 2:25pm

A major theme in the latest congressional hearing on encryption was whether the FBI, rather than asking tech companies for cooperation, has focused enough resources to keep up with technology itself.

Do We Really Need Probiotics In Our Coffee, Granola And Nut Butter?

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:56am

It's not just kombucha and yogurt: Probiotics are now showing up in dozens of packaged foods. But what exactly do these designer foods with friendly flora actually offer — besides a high price tag?

Live-Streaming Of Alleged Rape Shows Challenges Of Flagging Video In Real Time

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:41am

An 18-year-old woman is accused of broadcasting the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend online. The prosecutor said she told police she continued streaming because she "got caught up in the likes."

Live-Streaming Of Alleged Rape Shows Challenges Of Flagging Video In Real Time

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:41am

An 18-year-old woman in Ohio is accused of broadcasting the rape of her 17-year-old friend online. The prosecutor said she told police she continued streaming because she "got caught up in the likes."

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