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Venezuela's Socialist-run 'truth commission' to investigate opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Opposition candidates running in Venezuela's October gubernatorial elections will be investigated to make sure none were involved in violent political protests this year, the head of a new pro-government truth commission said on Wednesday.


Hard Truths or Easy Targets? Confronting the Summer of Trump Onstage

Theater has quickly taken on the Trump presidency. Whether what’s onstage can change minds or spark action is open to debate.

'Fat but fit?' That's a myth, a new study confirms

The idea that you can be overweight or obese yet healthy -- if factors such as your blood sugar, blood pressure or cholesterol levels are normal -- is a myth, according to a new study, and messaging around this should be changed.


Sports of The Times: The Antiseptic Truth About the Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry

Once a tornado of vulgar insults, flying beer cups and punches at Yankee Stadium, baseball’s version of “The Warriors” appears to have settled into something closer to a truce.


Bolt vows 'never again' after emotional London farewell

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring that, definitely and definitively, there was no way he would ever return to sprinting.

Computers and the Internet

Emotional Intelligence: Tech’s Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

In truth, interpersonal skills like collaboration, communication and empathy are vital to career success in technology.

‘For Once, No One Was Upset. Truth Works.’

Our Top 10 Comments of the Week: Readers debate truth in subway announcements, North Korea and what to say when people ask why you don’t have kids.

Computers and the Internet

In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App

The social media giant has quietly authorized the release of a Chinese version of its Moments app, a highly unusual move that raises transparency questions.

The work of genius that's probably in a drawer in your kitchen

You probably recognize designer Olof Bäckström's classic orange-handled scissors.


Art Review: Gauguin: It’s Not Just Genius vs. Monster

An exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago looks beyond Paul Gauguin, the lout of Tahiti, to ceramic and wood objects that spoke in a new artistic language.

Computers and the Internet

Answering Your Questions About the Controversial Google Memo

In a Facebook Live conversation, two technology reporters discussed and responded to questions about a Google engineer’s anti-diversity memo.

Computers and the Internet

The Shift: The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon Valley

Tech platforms like Google, Airbnb and PayPal are battling with far-right activists, who accuse them of censoring their ideas.

Trump and the truth

CNN's Gloria Borger examines the history of Donald Trump's relationship with the facts

Computers and the Internet

Tech Tip: Converting Pictures Into Words You Can Process

Optical-character recognition software can transform manuscript images into text files you can edit, but pay close attention to the results.

Computers and the Internet

The Culture Wars Have Come to Silicon Valley

After Google fired an engineer who wrote an anti-diversity manifesto, the tech industry is under the microscope for penalizing dissenting opinions.

'Everwood' cast had an emotional reunion

There were tears, laughter and quips on Wednesday as the cast of mid-2000s drama "Everwood" reunited to promote the show's continued life on the CW's streaming service, CW Seed.

Computers and the Internet

Why Apple Is Experiencing Another Growth Spurt

The company, whose stock hit a record Wednesday, is leaning on the 1.2 billion iPhones it has sold to push other products and services.

Clapper: I worry about the assault on truth

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discusses the Trump White House and ongoing Russia probes with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

How data can debunk the 'model minority' myth

Schumer gets emotional over McCain

Minority Leader Charles Schumer mentions his colleague John McCain in his remarks on the Senate floor after the 'skinny' repeal bill failed to pass.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs

For years, Apple was the innovative leader in personal computers. Not anymore.

Computers and the Internet

Microsoft Paint’s Days May Be Numbered

One of the first applications for Windows will no longer be actively developed, the company said, pushing the program closer to being discontinued.

Hear Simpson's daughter's emotional remarks

The eldest daughter of O.J. Simpson, Arnelle Simpson, gets emotional speaking at her father's parole hearing.

Books and Literature

Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall

The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays.

An ugly truth in the BBC pay gap

On Wednesday, the BBC revealed an ugly truth: women who work for the world's premier public service broadcaster are paid a lot less than their male counterparts.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: How Y2K Offers a Lesson for Fighting Climate Change

Some remember the computing scare as a bad joke. But the collective, worldwide effort to prevent calamity could be a model for handling global warming.

Unsavory truths about airplane food

If you need one golden strategy for ordering your in-flight meal, it's this: always order the stew.

Cillizza: 7 uncomfortable truths for Republicans

The defections of Sens. Jerry Moran and Mike Lee late Monday night confirmed what smart congressional watchers had long suspected: The attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is dead. For now. And maybe forever.

United States Politics and Government

New Analysis: Old Truth Trips Up G.O.P. on Health Law: A Benefit Is Hard to Retract

As millions of Americans have become insured under what is known as Obamacare, the health law has become more popular, even with Republican governors.


Woman in Dali paternity suit says just seeking the truth

MADRID (Reuters) - A woman whose paternity suit has prompted a Spanish court to order the exhumation of surrealist artist Salvador Dali's body said she was simply seeking the truth about her family.

Computers and the Internet

See How Tech Companies Got Together for a Day of Online Protest

Hundreds of companies coordinated a huge online protest on Wednesday against the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to scrap net neutrality rules.

Quiz: Are you a secret comedy genius?

Watch "The History of Comedy" Sundays at 10 p.m.


London Tower block fire: victim recovery team work under emotional strain

LONDON (Reuters) - A 42-member team working to recover the remains of victims of the Grenfell tower apartment block fire in London are under huge emotional strain as they carry out a fingertip search of the gutted building, one of its leaders said.

Jay-Z, Beyoncé relationship 'not built on the 100% truth'

For a couple who spent years denying they were even in a relationship, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are making up for lost time by divulging some major details about their marriage.

Computers and the Internet

Command Z: Laugh and the World Laughs With You. Type ‘Ha,’ Not So Much.

Texting and email have inexorably changed the way we communicate laughter, from a simple LOL and its variations to a mischievous mwahahaha.

Inside the racy, nerdy world of fanfiction

What if Harry Potter had ended up with Hermione -- or Draco Malfoy, for that matter?

The lovestruck genius of Steve Urkel

Actor Jaleel White remembers his starring role on the '90s hit sitcom "Family Matters." "The Nineties" airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


Guggenheim's Minerd says Fed will not move as quickly as many think

NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates for a third time until later this year, as parts of the economy remain sluggish, Guggenheim Partners Global Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd said on Monday.

Opinion: The ugly truth about Trump's voter fraud commission

The request for all 50 states to turn over detailed information on its voter rolls is evidence Trump's voter fraud commission is a sham, writes Joshua Douglas.

Computers and the Internet

Delete Hate Speech or Pay Up, Germany Tells Social Media Companies

A new law will impose fines on companies like Facebook and Twitter if they fail to swiftly remove illegal or hateful content on their platforms.

The truth about the Republicans' plan for Medicaid spending

Do the Republicans plan to cut Medicaid spending or not? CNNMoney explains.


Lawyer for 'pharma bro' Shkreli paints ex-CEO as misunderstood genius

(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli's lawyer did not run from his client's troubled public image, describing him as a misunderstood genius, as he began his defense in the former drug company executive's securities fraud trial on Wednesday.

Computers and the Internet

Ransomware Reaches Asia-Pacific, Though Focus Remains on Europe

Regional offices of global firms are grappling with the cyberattack, but the effects so far appear limited compared with last month’s WannaCry malware.

Science backs up these pregnancy myths

Most of the folk wisdom that well-meaning older relatives offer up to expectant mothers can be easily ignored: Carrying the baby lower in the abdomen isn't a sign that it's a boy, or a girl, or anything other than an indication your abdominal muscles have loosened up a bit.


In emotional return to Greece, Antetokounmpo promises to help youth

ATHENS (Reuters) - Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece's homegrown NBA All-Star, made an emotional return to the city he grew up in and promised to help children in Greece and Africa make it in life.


Art Review: From Cuba, a Stolen Myth

There is nothing simple about the work of Belkis Ayón, a printmaker who drew her inspiration from the Abaquá, a secret male society with an origin story based on female betrayal.

Daily Show host's emotional take on shooting

"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah gave an emotional response on the verdict of the Philando Castile shooting case.


Feature: The Ethereal Genius of Craig Taborn

He has become one of the best jazz pianists alive — by disappearing almost completely into his music.

Lemon on WH gaggle: 'Tell the truth!'

CNN's Don Lemon responds to an earlier off-camera, no-audio press gaggle at the White House, saying presidents should be held accountable and not go unchallenged.


The Interpreter: Terrorist or Disturbed Loner? The Contentious Politics of a Label

Debate erupted over whether Monday’s attack near a London mosque would be labeled terrorism.

Computers and the Internet

After Terror Attacks, Britain Moves to Police the Web

The country is cracking down on the use of encryption for instant messaging, as well as on potentially extremist material that circulates across social media.

Computers and the Internet

Google Said to Be Facing Record E.U. Fine by End of August

Regulators are set to impose a penalty of more than $1 billion and force the company to alter how it operates, according to people familiar with the case.

Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment

A Capitol Police officer who risked his life responding to Wednesday's attack on a Republican baseball practice threw the first pitch at the Congressional Baseball Game Thursday.

Rep. Williams' emotional thank you to police

Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) praises the Capitol Police officers who intervened when a gunman opened fire on him and other Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Opinion: GOP sought truth, Dems sought to hitTrump

A generally mild-mannered Jeff Sessions expressed outrage and indignation during his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee hearing on the Russia investigation on Tuesday. Throughout the 2½ hour probe, two things became crystal clear: Republican senators want to get to the bottom of Russian interference in our election process and Democratic senators are focused on exposing confidential information in an effort to sabotage the Trump presidency.

Computers and the Internet

Verizon Completes $4.48 Billion Purchase of Yahoo, Ending an Era

Yahoo, founded as a web directory in 1994, lost its way in the mobile world. But Verizon, which is combining Yahoo with AOL, has big plans for it.


Emotional Miyazato bids likely farewell to Japanese fans

(Reuters) - Japanese former world number one Ai Miyazato bid an emotional farewell to her home supporters at the Suntory Ladies Open on Sunday in her first event since announcing she was retiring and what appears increasingly likely to be her last in Japan.


Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied that he tried to block an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, effectively accusing James Comey, the FBI's former director, of lying under oath to Congress.


Mats Point: Murray is a tactical 'genius', says Wilander

PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray will need to be at his streetwise best to beat Stan Wawrinka in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, three-times former Roland Garros champion Mats Wilander told Reuters.

Emotional Sia music video raises HIV awareness

Zoe Saldana plays an important and powerful role in a new music video for Sia.

Computers and the Internet

The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers

‘Private’ groups — like the one used by students whose Harvard acceptances were recently rescinded — may offer a false sense of confidence.

Computers and the Internet

Facebook’s Role in European Elections Under Scrutiny

Groups and activists across Europe are pushing back against the social network over its potential impact on elections.


Alleged Cosby victim emotionally withdrew after attack, mother says

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A woman who claims that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted in 1996 emotionally withdrew and cut off contact with friends after the incident, her mother testified on Tuesday at the comedian's trial.

Computers and the Internet

On Technology: The Internet Is Where We Share — and Steal — the Best Ideas

The schism between those driving cultural conversations online and those profiting from them has us questioning ownership in the digital age.

Computers and the Internet

WWDC 2017: Apple Announces HomePod Speaker to Rival Amazon’s Echo

Apple held its annual developer conference, where it announced the brand new HomePod speaker, other hardware and updates to its operating systems.

The dark truth behind white

From the divine to the dying, we explore the cultural connotations behind the color white in this episode of Colorscope. Animation by Jocie Juritz.


Why therapists shouldn’t approve patients’ emotional support animals

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of therapists are certifying their patients’ pets as emotional support animals, allowing people to bring their cats, pigs and birds on planes and into rental homes even though it may not be medically necessary, a recent study suggests.


Minerd's Guggenheim attracts broad fixed-income inflows in May

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Guggenheim Investments, overseen by high-profile bond investor Scott Minerd, posted net inflows totaling more than $1.1 billion into its fixed-income mutual funds and ETFs in...


Ex-Oasis singer Liam Gallagher honors UK bomb victims at emotional Manchester gig

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher paid homage to the victims of a suicide bombing in his home town, telling the crowd "Manchester I love you" on a stage lit up by 22 candles, British media reported.


Kvitova completes emotional winning comeback at French Open

PARIS (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova made an emotional and convincing return to competition, showing no ill effects from the stabbing injury to her hand, with a 6-3 6-2 French Open first-round victory against American Julia Boserup on Sunday.

Computers and the Internet

Google’s A.I. Program Rattles Chinese Go Master as It Wins Match

A Google program called AlphaGo won a best-of-three match against a Chinese Go master, rattling his nerves and showing the power of new artificial intelligence technologies.


UPDATE 2-Soccer-United outclass Ajax to win Europa League on emotional night

* Fans honour victims of Manchester bomb attack (Adds Mourinho quotes, byline)

Seth Rich and the myth behind the unsolved murder case

Nearly a year ago, Seth Rich was shot in the back as he made his way home one night in Washington.

Opinion: The ugly truth behind Saudi Arabia's love for Melania

Donald Trump's first major trip overseas may be fraught with diplomatic land mines for the President, but the Trump administration can at least comfort itself with the clear hit that Melania Trump has been with the Saudi press.

Urban Areas

Urban Studies: Seattle Climbs but Austin Sprawls: The Myth of the Return to Cities

The nation is continuing to become more suburban, with sprawling metro areas spreading out further. But the most dense places are tending to become denser.


Moment of truth for Cosby as jury selection for sex assault trial begins

(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Monday will begin questioning potential jurors for the rape trial of Bill Cosby, the comedian best known as America's favorite TV dad before dozens of women came forward to accuse him of sex abuse.

Computers and the Internet

No, Google’s Not a Bird: Bringing the Internet to Rural India

While India produces some of the world’s best coders, many of its people have little sense of the virtual world. The arrival of the internet in their lives is one of India’s most hopeful narratives.

Computers and the Internet

‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It

The Twitter co-founder, Evan Williams, reflects on what the social media service has wrought on society and how he is trying to change things with Medium, the publishing site.


Art Review: Robert Rauschenberg: It Takes a Village to Raise a Genius

A vast retrospective at MoMA shows how much of his work was shaped and stoked by friends, teachers, lovers and bar buddies.

Computers and the Internet

How to Fight Back Against Revenge Porn

For victims, fighting against such attacks can take years and prove costly. But there is help.

Don't fall for Watergate myth

With President Donald Trump's scandals accelerating at a rapid pace, it is clear that the news media will play a vital role in shaping how this historic moment unfolds. After the dramatic events of the past week, the strength of our democratic institutions is being tested.

Times and Post 'locked in battle' in an epic race for the truth

Computers and the Internet

Tech Fix: How to Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

Some tips from computer security experts.


Jeter's No. 2 retired in emotional Yankees ceremony

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Derek Jeter completed the top 10 list of numbers retired by the New York Yankees when Major League Baseball's most successful franchise retired his No. 2 in an emotional ceremony on Sunday.

Computers and the Internet

Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone? Refresh Your Feeds

Often maligned for selfies and flame wars, the internet is playing an important role in tracking down lost pets. But they still need collars.

Panetta: President can't run from the truth

Former CIA Director and US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper about the role of truth in Trump's administration.


Trilobites: Humans Have a Poor Sense of Smell? It’s Just a Myth

The belief that the human nose isn’t very acute is not based on empirical evidence, a scientist says in a new review.

Cuomo to Conway: What I want is the truth

CNN's Chris Cuomo and White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway spar over the Trump administration's decision to fire FBI director James Comey.

Opinion: How close was Comey getting to the truth?

James Comey was the one man that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would likely have wanted to fire during the 2016 campaign. Now that one of them has done it, it may be a decision the President will regret.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Geniuses Wanted: NASA Challenges Coders to Speed Up Its Supercomputer

The Pleiades, a NASA supercomputer, isn’t working as quickly as it could. So NASA is offering cash prizes to programmers with fresh ideas.


Moment of truth for the euro as France votes

LONDON (Reuters) - The fate of the European Union and the euro could hang on the outcome of Sunday's French presidential election.

Opinion: The truth about Prince Philip's 'gaffes'

It shouldn't be that surprising that Prince Philip is retiring from royal duties this autumn, as Buckingham Palace has announced. After all, he's 96 next month -- 30 years older than retirement age for most of us.

Mom's emotional message passed over N. Korean border

CNN's Will Ripley was able to pass on a video message from an inadvertent defector in South Korea to her family in North Korea that she hasn't been able to see in years.

Computers and the Internet

Dubai Introduces Its Own Font, Lauding Free Expression It Does Not Permit

A video shared by the city’s crown prince says that “expression knows no boundaries or limits,” but within the United Arab Emirates that is not the case.


Cast of 'The Godfather' reunite for emotional 45th anniversary

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired.


Fit-again Kaka scores for Orlando on emotional return

(Reuters) - Kaka made a triumphant return from injury with a goal in Orlando City's 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids in the Major League Soccer on Saturday.

Live updates: Celebs and notables arrive for 'nerd prom'

One night, two events. We're covering the White House Correspondents Dinner and Trump's rally right here.


Bolles and McKinley make it emotional Draft night

(Reuters) - Selection in the first round of the NFL Draft is a huge step toward financial security and the realization of a lifelong dream for the players, and their reactions were quite on the expected lines on Thursday.


An Artist’s Mythic Rebellion for the Venice Biennale

Mark Bradford’s concern: How can he represent the United States when he no longer feels represented by his government?

Trump has criticized this court, but here's the truth

President Donald Trump's criticism of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as having a terrible record for being overturned leaves out several crucial facts.

Computers and the Internet

Net Neutrality Would Loosen Under F.C.C. Chairman’s Plan

The chairman, Ajit Pai, said high-speed internet service should no longer be treated like a public utility with strict rules, but should largely be left to police itself.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Fix: Why Your Next Wi-Fi Setup Should Be a Mesh Network

Unlike stand-alone routers that lose signal the farther you move away from them, mesh stations piggyback on one another to create a continuous wireless link.

Computers and the Internet

In China, Daydreaming Students Are Caught on Camera

Students see live-streaming video of classrooms as an intrusion, prompting a debate in China about privacy, educational ethics and helicopter parenting.

Trump voter: 'Make America Great Again' is a myth

CNN's Alisyn Camerota sits down with Trump voters who express their levels of confidence about his presidency.

Cooper: Don't become desensitized to Trump's untruths

CNN's Anderson Cooper dissects President Trump's recent tweet on beating Hillary Clinton in the popular vote, saying that we shouldn't be desensitized to President Trump "repeatedly say things that are simply not true."

'Genius,' 'Z' series biographies aren't a bright idea

In the 1990s, the lives of Albert Einstein, or Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, might have merited TV movies. Today, in an age of media abundance, both have been turned into 10-part series, with each demonstrating that not every subject is brilliant enough -- even Einstein's -- to merit such expansive treatment.

Computers and the Internet

Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons

A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.


'Genius' TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein's life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philosopher, humanitarian and physicist Albert Einstein is the subject of new TV series "Genius," which delves into the drama and passion of the man who developed the theory of relativity and helped initiate the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb.


'American Gods' reflects real world issues in modern mythology saga

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A storm is brewing in Starz's gritty new series "American Gods," as deities old and new gear up for a battle that reverberates with topical issues in the real world.


UK's William, Harry and Kate open up about emotional struggles

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Harry have given their most public comments on their emotional struggles and how the siblings' closeness helped them cope with their mother's death.

Computers and the Internet

Google Earth’s New Voyager Tool Aims to Feed Our Wanderlust

Want to visit the places where Ernest Hemingway hung out? Google’s “interactive tours” allow users to explore parts unknown — without leaving their cubicles.


The truth is still out there as 'X-Files' returns for new season

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mulder and Scully's search for the truth will continue in a new series of Fox's hit sci-fi show "The X-Files," the network said Thursday, a year after the show was revived.

The dark truth behind the color white

From the divine to the dying, we explore the cultural connotations behind the color white in the third episode of Colorscope. Animated by Jocie Juritz.


Bubble-spotting, like genius parenting, is rare

(Reuters) - “Is this market a bubble?” and “Is my kid a genius?” are two questions which are asked far more often, and with less profit, than they should.

Victim's friend speaks out in emotional interview

A man fatally shot three people in less than two minutes in what police in Fresno, California, are calling a hate crime. A friend of Zack Randall, one of the three victims, spoke to CNN's Brooke Baldwin.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Why Facebook Keeps Beating Every Rival: It’s the Network, of Course

Facebook’s chief, Mark Zuckerberg, realized early that creating the best new features is not as important as owning the biggest and most engaged network.

Opinion: Myth, reality in Facebook murder

I recently lost my cousin to gun violence, writes Areva Martin, and no one I met at his funeral would feel sorry for a killer because of his race.


Out There: ‘Genius’ Unravels the Mysteries of Einstein’s Universe

A new series on the National Geographic Channel introduces viewers to the man behind the cuddly accent and the curvatures of space-time.


Review: In Showtime’s ‘Guerrilla,’ Radicalism Without the Mythology

John Ridley’s new Showtime series, with Idris Elba and Freida Pinto, is a taut study of the militant passions in Britain in the early 1970s.


CORRECTED-A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about US cyber defense

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 (Reuters) - When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems swung into action.


Bank of Canada gets nerdy to celebrate anniversary

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada may not be known for its humor but it marked the nation's 150th anniversary with a bit of whimsy, embedding a computer code in its website that lets users unlock a digital celebration.


Rarely Depicted, the Ugly Truths of Hazing Play Out Onscreen

As hazing-related injuries and deaths periodically make headlines, “Burning Sands” and “The Quad” are shining a light on the effects of the practice.

Inventions and Patents

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old

We assume that creativity and innovation belong to the young. We’re wrong.

Attack survivor's emotional plea to Trump

Kassem Eid, who survived a 2013 chemical attack in Syria, made a desperate plea to President Trump, asking him not to make the same mistake as President Obama.

Carolina Hurricanes

After an M.S. Diagnosis, an Emotional Return to the N.H.L. Ice

Bryan Bickell returned to the N.H.L. after five months, and is believed to be the third person to play in the N.H.L. with multiple sclerosis.

Computers and the Internet

Learning to Think Like a Computer

Computational thinking — approaching problems the way a programmer would — is captivating educators, from kindergarten teachers to college professors.

Computers and the Internet

Where Non-Techies Can Get With the Programming

Just about everybody these days wants computing skills. To get some coding under your belt, there are options aplenty online, in college and at boot camps.

Computers and the Internet

Trump Completes Repeal of Online Privacy Protections From Obama Era

Republicans said the rules were unfair to broadband providers, while privacy experts said they could allow companies to sell personal data to advertisers.

Computers and the Internet

Google Training Ad Placement Computers to Be Offended

It’s about context. Google engineers are trying to teach machines to recognize what can be offensive or inoffensive depending on the situation.


BRIEF-Genius Brands International anticipate revenue to grow and improve in 2017, compared to fiscal year 2016

* Genius Brands International, Inc. announces 2016 financial results and business update

Computers and the Internet

A Quick Guide to Backing Up Your Critical Data

On World Backup Day, here’s a quick guide to safeguarding your digital photos, videos, documents and emails by creating second copies of them.

'An Inconvenient Truth' sequel takes on Trump

Environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore is back in "An Inconvenient Sequel." This time his sights are set on President Donald Trump.


Figure skating: Sui and Han cap emotional season by winning pairs title

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Sui Wenjing and Han Cong did not let a fall derail their gold medal hopes as they capped a year of pain and injury by winning the pairs title at the world figure skating championships on Thursday.

Greed and genius -- not Obama plan -- led to coal's decline

Many in the energy and environmental industries thought Donald Trump's victory in November meant certain death for the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a piece of low-hanging fruit in Trump's promise to revitalize coal country. This regulation, which many argue is one of the most expensive in American history, was key to Obama's climate legacy and, indeed, the President's Executive Order issued this week does kill the CPP. Until, that is, the environmental activists file for a stay, which could happen any day now.

Schiff questions truth behind Nunes' documents

Top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff said that because Devin Nunes has not shared the information he received on Trump incidental collection with anyone, he can only conclude that the information doesn't show what it's being purported to show.


A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems swung into action.

Computers and the Internet

First Words: None of Us Are Safe From Getting ‘Owned’

Online, where information is power, we’re all at risk of being exposed as vulnerable, ignorant or worse.

Computers and the Internet

Social Media Sleuths Fail Again: The London Attacker Who Wasn’t

On the dark side of digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia, individuals’ misconceptions and outright falsehoods can overrun basic facts.

James Corden delivers emotional tribute

On Tuesday's "Late Late Show with James Corden," native Londoner Corden paid tribute to the Parliament attack victims.

Obama didn't tell the truth either

The Washington Post noticed.

Breslin, Jimmy

About New York: Why Jimmy Breslin Matters: Fresh Truths, Bluntly Told

From the long arc of his public work and life, the New York City columnist often stepped away from the crowd and told stories of people who were ignored.

Computers and the Internet

What Travelers Should Know About New Restrictions on Devices

Who is affected by the flight restriction, and what should you do?

Computers and the Internet

In New York, Bringing Broadband to Everyone by 2018

Under a state-led initiative, even far-flung homes are getting wired, giving residents faster access to the internet and changing lives.

Slavery (Historical)

Debunking a Myth: The Irish Were Not Slaves, Too

Widespread memes used against African-Americans say America was built by Irish slaves whose history has been covered up. That’s false, historians say.

Computers and the Internet

First Words: If Everything Can Be ‘Weaponized,’ What Should We Fear?

We risk obscuring real sources of violence when a tweet can be considered a tool of war.

The Thin Mint truth: That Samoa isn't a Samoa

It turns out that not all Girl Scout cookies are created equal.

Myths and truths about daylight saving time

Ready or not, daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12th.

The genius in people with learning disabilities

There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen.


Relatives seek truth about Irish babies 'discarded like litter'

TUAM, Ireland (Reuters) - Peter Mulryan's little sister may lie buried among the bones of babies and toddlers found in the sewers of what was once a home for unmarried mothers in the Irish town of...

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Snap Makes a Bet on the Cultural Supremacy of the Camera

Our rising dependence on cameras is changing our language, and the company behind Snapchat is counting on the eventual dominance of visual culture.

Computers and the Internet

WikiLeaks Reignites Tensions Between Silicon Valley and Spy Agencies

Leaked documents appear to indicate that the C.I.A. was collecting cyberweapons that can break into smartphones and even internet-connected televisions.

Computers and the Internet

Targets of C.I.A. Hacking Revealed by WikiLeaks: Smartphones and Smart TVs

Documents released by WikiLeaks indicate the extent to which the spy agency was looking for ways to break into ordinary consumer devices.

9 myths about Hinduism, debunked

Caste. Cows. Karma.

Rumors and Misinformation

Gray Matter: Why We Believe Obvious Untruths

The problem is that the forces underlying bogus and real knowledge are similar.


Art Review: Georgia O’Keeffe, Stylist and Curator of Her Own Myth

The artist shaped her public persona through her wardrobe and surroundings, as seen in “Living Modern” at the Brooklyn Museum. The show pairs clothing and photos with her paintings.

Computers and the Internet

A Facebook-Style Shift in How Science Is Shared

ResearchGate, a Berlin-based social network growing in influence and funding, links scientists worldwide, providing real-time feedback on research.

Computers and the Internet

12 Great Stories That Have Nothing to Do With Politics

Need a break? Read about the man who invented the Frappuccino, how to do math in your head and the delight of subway naps.

New York Times ad seeks the truth ... during the Oscars

'This Is Us' delivers most emotional episode yet

Warning: This story contains spoilers about the recent episode of "This Is Us."


Sinosphere: Scammers in China Fake Road Injuries, but Cameras Capture the Truth

Fraudsters are throwing themselves in front of cars or buses to extort money from motorists, but the results are often unconvincing.


Venezuela pulls Spanish-language CNN from air for 'distorting truth'

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro's government ordered the suspension of CNN's Spanish-language service from Venezuela's airwaves on Wednesday, accusing it of distorting the truth in coverage.


UPDATE 2-Venezuela pulls Spanish-language CNN from air for 'distorting truth'

CARACAS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro's government ordered the suspension of CNN's Spanish-language service from Venezuela's airwaves on Wednesday, accusing it of distorting the truth in coverage.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Told Weeks Ago That Michael Flynn Withheld Truth on Russia

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, said in a briefing Tuesday that President Trump has been reviewing the situation daily and asked for Mr. Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser.

Gaiman, Neil

Neil Gaiman on His ‘Norse Mythology,’ in Which Odin Wants a Wall

With this playful retelling, Mr. Gaiman continues to be a combination of best-selling author, famous personality and cult figure.

Computers and the Internet

African Nations Increasingly Silence Internet to Stem Protests

Governments facing opposition in sub-Saharan Africa call internet blackouts a security measure, but crippled communications are taking a toll on their economies.

Daughter makes emotional plea for deported mom

Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was taken into custody in Phoenix, and deported to Mexico. Her daughter gave an emotional speech in her defense.

Warren: They can shut me up, but can't change the truth

Sen. Elizabeth Warren clashed with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor on February 7, 2017.

Warren: They can shut me up, but they can't change the truth

Sen. Elizabeth Warren clashed with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after McConnell determined the Massachusetts Democrat had violated a Senate rule against impugning another senator.

Emotional reunion for Syrian Christian family caught in Trump's ban

A little over one week after being denied entry to the United States, a family of Syrian Orthodox Christians were reunited with their American relatives Monday morning at John F. Kennedy airport in New York City.

Computers and the Internet

Trump’s F.C.C. Pick Quickly Targets Net Neutrality Rules

Ajit Pai, the new head of the commission, has taken aim at the key components and consumer protections in President Obama’s internet policies.

See CNN anchor's emotional sendoff

Carol Costello gets emotional as CNN plays a farewell video during her final broadcast. Costello is leaving CNN and moving to Los Angeles to join HLN.


UPDATE 1-Greece's OPAP picks Betgenius as sportsbook platform provider

ATHENS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - London-based gaming services provider Betgenius will supply Greece-based OPAP, Europe's fourth biggest betting firm, with a new sportsbook platform, OPAP said on Wednesday.


Greece's OPAP picks Betgenius as sportsbook platform provider

ATHENS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - London-based gaming services provider Betgenius will supply Greece-based OPAP, Europe's fourth biggest betting firm, with a new sportsbook platform, OPAP said on Wednesday.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Fix: Here Is How to Fend Off a Hijacking of Home Devices

Many people with smart homes are not aware of the potential for cyberattacks and have done nothing to protect against them.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Feature: The Misunderstood Genius of Russell Westbrook

Following the departure of his superstar teammate, Russell Westbrook was left to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder all by himself. That’s when something special happened.


Rights group, thinktank urge Myanmar to unravel truth of lawyer's murder

YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights group Amnesty International and a thinktank have urged Myanmar to investigate the apparent assassination of prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni, whose shooting at Yangon airport shocked the Southeast Asian nation.

Computers and the Internet

The Nation’s Zoos Know You Need to See Cute Animals Right Now

A rare tweetstorm with more “awws” than “aghs” started with the birth of a seal pup at the Smithsonian.

Immigration and Emigration

Rejecting the Wall ‘Is Too Emotional,’ and Other Voices From the Border

An executive order from President Trump has reignited debate in South Texas, not only about the nature of the border but about the nature of walls.

News and News Media

News Analysis: In a Swirl of ‘Untruths’ and ‘Falsehoods,’ Calling a Lie a Lie

President Trump’s repeated baseless assertion about widespread voter fraud has challenged the news media to find the precise words to describe it.

Computers and the Internet

Alibaba’s Profile Is Global, but Its Fate Is Tied to China

The Chinese e-commerce giant posts strong quarterly revenue, but its businesses abroad are only a minor contributor to its results.

Trump's pattern of twisting the truth

CNN's Jake Tapper reports on President Donald Trump's pattern of often stretching the facts in support of his claims.


BRIEF-Sony Corp reports 7 pct passive stake in Genius Brands International

* Sony Corporation reports 7 percent passive stake in Genius Brands International Inc as of Jan 18 - sec filing Source text - Further company coverage:


Davos elite faces evaporating trust in 'post-truth' era

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Trust in governments, companies and the media plunged last year as ballots from the United States to Britain to the Philippines rocked political establishments and scandals hit business.

Writing and Writers

Reader's Notebook: Lie to Me: Fiction in the Post-Truth Era

Like reality-TV fans and some Donald J. Trump supporters, today’s novel readers may recognize the artifice before them but form a bond of “shared culpability.”

Michelle Obama discusses 'surprisingly emotional' final days in WH

First Lady Michelle Obama discussed what she called her "surprisingly emotional" final days in the White House during an episode Wednesday of "The Tonight Show."

Pop and Rock Music

Sky Drops Episode of ‘Urban Myths’ That Cast Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

The program was pulled before it aired in Britain after an outcry over the white actor’s portrayal of the singer.


‘A Monster Calls’: Talking Trees Are Easy. Truth Is Hard.

The writer Patrick Ness and the director J. A. Bayona discuss “Monster” and the importance of not lying to children.

Van Jones: I have 'emotional whiplash'

CNN political commentator Van Jones says he's suffering from an "emotional whiplash" after President Obama's farewell address and President-elect Donald Trump's first news conference.

Meryl Streep gets political in emotional Golden Globes speech

Meryl Streep was honored at the Golden Globes for a lifetime of notable work, and she took her moment in the spotlight to give an acceptance speech of a lifetime.


In emotional farewell speech, Michelle Obama praises diversity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned case for embracing diversity and welcoming all religious groups on Friday in a not-so-veiled message to her husband's successor two weeks ahead of Inauguration Day.

Facebook torture video: The sad truth

It's a horrific incident. On Tuesday afternoon, Chicago police found a young man wearing shorts, wandering the streets, clearly in distress. They matched him to a missing persons call from a nearby suburb. Over the next day, gruesome details emerged of what had happened to the 18-year-old, mentally disabled male. According to police, the young man was kidnapped and tortured, his abuse streamed live over Facebook. The alleged assailants are black, and at one point on the video, a male voice can be heard yelling, ""f*ck Donald Trump" and "f*ck white people." Four individuals have been charged.


Lawyer decries emotional testimony at South Carolina church gunman's trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Convicted murderer Dylann Roof's failure to object in court to tearful testimony by family members of those slain in the South Carolina church massacre show he is incapable of making a case to spare his life, his former lawyer said on Thursday.


Pope comforts Italy quake survivors at emotional meeting

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged victims of Italy's recent earthquakes that killed some 300 people to "rebuild hearts" as well as houses by seeking the reconciliation that can come from tragedies.

Computers and the Internet

State of the Art: Tech’s Next Battle: The Frightful Five vs. Lawmakers

Giant tech companies are usually challenged by start-ups. But with no obvious upstart competitors, it may be governments that pose the biggest threat.

Computers and the Internet

Bits: What U.S. Tech Giants Face in Europe in 2017

Many of Silicon Valley’s largest companies face a growing list of regulatory challenges — and potentially large fines — in Europe this coming year.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: ‘Rasputin’ Unravels the Myths of the ‘Mad Monk’

Douglas Smith’s colossal biography shows Grigory Rasputin as a man of influence during the twilight of the Romanov dynasty, but neither sinner nor saint.

Computers and the Internet

Bid for Access to Amazon Echo Audio in Murder Case Raises Privacy Concerns

Arkansas investigators are seeking access to what may have been recorded on the electronic personal assistant.

Computers and the Internet

Tech Fix: Five Resolutions to Simplify Your Tech Life

Follow these tips to improve the maintenance of your passwords, devices and tech infrastructure. Also, shop smarter and reduce waste in 2017.

English Language

First Words: The Problem With ‘Self-Investigation’ in a Post-Truth Era

The internet was supposed to democratize information, but instead it has democratized disinformation.

How Propaganda Works (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘How Propaganda Works’ Is a Timely Reminder for a Post-Truth Age

Jason Stanley analyzes how modern propaganda can pose a grave danger to democracies by undermining reasoned deliberation.