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March 29, 2017 9:00 AM Mexico just invented a cloud that rains tequila

The cloud was developed in partnership between Mexico's tourism board and Lapiz, an ad agency. It was installed in a Berlin art gallery as part of a special exhibit to lure German visitors south of the American border (apparently Germans are the second largest consumers of tequila in the world). In order to create the cloud, Lapiz used "ultrasonic humidifiers 6

March 28, 2017 10:07 PM Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won’t step down

WASHINGTON — Potential White House entanglement in Congress’ investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election brought new cries of protest from Democrats on Tuesday as fresh political allegations clouded the probe. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House intelligence committee which is conducting one of the congressional investigations, turned aside 19

March 28, 2017 4:46 PM A look at how Trump’s moves on coal will affect the industry

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar. The White House said the order, to be signed Tuesday, will trigger a review of the Clean Power 15

March 27, 2017 2:59 PM The Daily 202: How Trump’s presidency is succeeding

THE BIG IDEA: Reading some of the news coverage this weekend, one might get the impression that Donald Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare is akin to Woodrow Wilson not getting the League of Nations ratified. In other words, a fatal blow to his presidency. That’s hooey. -- Health care is a siren song that has seduced many presidents since Harry Truman 33

March 27, 2017 12:24 PM WhatsApp's privacy protections questioned after terror attack

Chat apps that promise to prevent your messages being accessed by strangers are under scrutiny again following last week's terror attack in London. On Sunday, the home secretary said the intelligence services must be able to access relevant information. Her comments followed the discovery that Khalid Masood appeared to have used WhatsApp minutes before 19

March 24, 2017 11:48 PM Italy beat Albania in match marred by crowd trouble

PALERMO, Italy Italy survived some first-half scares on the way to a 2-0 win over Albania in a World Cup qualifier marred by crowd trouble caused by away fans on Friday. A Daniele De Rossi penalty and Ciro Immobile header gave Italy three points in Group G as their veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made his 1,000th senior appearance. De Rossi had to wait to take his penalty 19

March 24, 2017 2:01 AM Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

JERUSALEM — A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States. The surprising arrest of the man, a hacker who holds dual Israeli and American citizenship, came after 38

March 23, 2017 4:22 PM Nunes apologizes for going directly to White House with monitoring claims

Nancy Pelosi calls the Intelligence Committee chairman a 'stooge for the president of the United States.' House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to members of his panel Thursday for not informing Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat, before going public with allegations that Trump transition messages were inadvertently intercepted by U.S. intelligence 16

March 23, 2017 3:17 AM Trump’s First 100 Days: A rundown of the latest allegations on Trump camp and Russia

On Wednesday, allegations about ties between the campaign of President Trump and Russia lurched into new territory. The day opened with a report that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had agreed to advance Vladimir Putin’s political interests beginning in 2006 under a multimillion-dollar contract with one of the Russian president’s key allies 23

March 23, 2017 1:27 AM Microsoft Licenses Patents to Toyota In Bid For Bigger Car-Tech Role

Companies didn’t disclose specific patents licensed, or any fees Toyota is paying to use technology Microsoft Corp. agreed Wednesday to license a batch of patents to Toyota Motor Corp. as part of the software giant’s effort to leverage its vast intellectual-property portfolio to become a key provider of connected-car technology. Microsoft has been racing 11