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Big Tech, a Conservative Provocateur and the Fight Over Disinformation

24 minutes ago   |   NY Times

A veteran political operative built a potent online disinformation mill with his son. When Silicon Valley changed the rules, they tried to go straight. Or did they?
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New theory explains earthquakes we can't feel

New theory explains earthquakes we can't feel

1 hour ago   |   Stanford

Researchers have explained mysterious slow-moving earthquakes known as slow slip events with the help of computer simulations. The answer, they learned, is in rocks' pores.
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Scientists propose network of imaging centers to drive innovation in biological research

2 hours ago   |   Science Daily

When sparks fly to innovate new technologies for imaging life at the microscopic scale, often diverse researchers are nudging each other with a kind of collegial one-upmanship.
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SEPTA smartphone app gets an update

2 hours ago   |   ABC

SEPTA just became a lot more user-friendly with a smartphone app update.
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Nordstrom beats profit estimates as it clears inventory faster and sells more online

2 hours ago   |   Reuters

Upscale U.S. retailer Nordstrom Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as it said it had cut costs and cleared more inventory, sending its shares up...
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Tech-savvy Iranians stay connected on social media despite regime restrictions

3 hours ago   |   NBC News

Wary of digital technology that helped fuel past protests, Iranian officials have tried to promote domestic apps instead.
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Times Union Job Fair to focus on technology, manufacturing

3 hours ago   |   Times Union

Technology and manufacturing jobs will be the focus of the upcoming Times Union Job Fair, to be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Albany Marriott hotel, 189 Wolf Road...
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The Pentagon Canceled a Boeing Contract to Develop a Better Missile Defense ‘Kill Vehicle'

3 hours ago   |   Fortune

The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at...
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Nordstrom misses quarterly revenue estimates

4 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Department store chain Nordstrom Inc reported quarterly sales below analysts' expectations on Wednesday, as the upscale retailer struggled to attract shoppers to both its...
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Machine Learning/AI Can ID People Who Need Specialist Care for Depression

Machine Learning/AI Can ID People Who Need Specialist Care for Depression

4 hours ago   |   Psych Central

Researchers have created decision models to predict which patients might need more treatment for their depression than what their primary care provider can offer. Scientists...
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'Lady and the Tramp' star is a 2-year-old rescue dog named Monte

'Lady and the Tramp' star is a 2-year-old rescue dog named Monte

Every dog has its day, and for Monte, a terrier mix shelter dog, that day came with Disney fame. Read more ...

Former 'Miracle on Ice' player accused of beating neighbor with metal pole...

Former 'Miracle on Ice' player accused of beating neighbor with metal pole over 'spiked beer'

Mark Pavelich assaulted his neighbor he had been fishing with earlier in the day, believing he had slipped something into his beer, police said. Read more ...

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

The smoke has reached one city more than 1,700 miles away, even making it pitch black during the day apparently due to smoke and ash. Read more ...

Trump: Jewish people who vote Democrat show 'total lack of knowledge or...

Trump: Jewish people who vote Democrat show 'total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty'

Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Read more ...

Shooter wounds LA County sheriff's deputy at police station

Shooter wounds LA County sheriff's deputy at police station

A gunman opened fire outside a Los Angeles County police station on Wednesday afternoon, wounding one sheriff's deputy, authorities said. The deputy was shot in the shoulder at... Read more ...

Wild tap NHL veteran Bill Guerin as new general manager

Wild tap NHL veteran Bill Guerin as new general manager

Less than a month before training camp is set to begin, the Wild have hired a new GM to steer a the teetering ship. Read more ...

Jets' Brandon Copeland suspended four games for PEDs

Jets' Brandon Copeland suspended four games for PEDs

The Jets will be without Brandon Copeland for the first four games of the season after the NFL suspended the linebacker for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing... Read more ...

6 seniors face charges for having public sex in Connecticut

6 seniors face charges for having public sex in Connecticut

Police say the six, five men and an 85-year-old woman, were involved in lewd and sexual activity in the Grace Richardson conservation area in Fairfield earlier this month. Read more ...

Trump eases student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

Trump eases student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump on Wednesday directed the Education Department to more easily forgive the federal student loans owed by veterans with disabilities, making a move... Read more ...

Author Nicholas Sparks wins federal court case

Author Nicholas Sparks wins federal court case

A federal jury has sided with novelist Nicholas Sparks and the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown, dismissing claims by the school's former... Read more ...