Brooke Raboutou’s performance at the IFSC Climbing World Championships clinched her spot.
A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that presidential electors who cast the actual ballots for president and vice president are free to vote as they wish and cannot be required to follow the results of the popular vote in their states, NBC News reported.
The decision could give a single elector the power to decide the outcome of a presidential election — if the popular vote results in an apparent Electoral College tie.
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NFL Hall of Fame member and former Dallas Cowboys vice president of personnel Gil Brandt says he doesn't think it'll be long before a woman breaks the gender barrier in the NFL.
The comment was made on Twitter Tuesday after U.S. Soccer player Carli Lloyd was nailing field goals from 40 to 55 yards while taking part in a training session at an Eagles-Ravens joint practice.
A former state police union chief and a Beacon Hill lobbyist have been arrested for allegedly misusing union funds for personal gain, federal authorities said Wednesday.
FBI and IRS agents arrested 57-year-old Dana Pullman, former president of the State Police Association of Massachusetts, and 68-year-old State House lobbyist Anne Lynch early Wednesday at their respective homes in Worcester and Hull.
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday a new plan to eliminate student loan debt for disabled veterans, NBC News reported.
“The debt of disabled veterans will be entirely erased,” Trump said during a prepared speech at the 75th annual American Veterans convention in Louisville, Kentucky. “In a few moments, I will sign a memorandum directing the Department of Education to eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt owed by American veterans who are completely and permanently disabled.”
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Amanda Blum enjoys trying new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, but like many home cooks she's reluctant to buy expensive and bulky kitchen appliances.
So she was delighted to learn about Kitchen Share, a nonprofit near her home in Portland, Oregon, that loans out kitchen equipment. Bloom, who likes to preserve fruits and vegetables at this time of year, found a name-brand pressure canner there that makes the task easier and safer.
Since then, she's become a regular borrower, checking out Kitchen Share's blender, ice cream maker and pressure cooker.
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The NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says two U.S. service members have been killed.
A brief statement says the two were killed Wednesday and their names are being withheld until 24 hours after their next of kin are notified, in accordance with Pentagon policy.
The statement doesn't say how they were killed.
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University of San Diego sophomore Brooke Raboutou is the first ever American climber to qualify for the Olympics.
Raboutou, who is fittingly from Boulder, Colorado, finished ninth in the combined qualification round at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Hachioji, Japan to punch her ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The event features a speed round and lead and bouldering.
The 18-year-old has been climbing since she could walk and has been competing at a high level since she was just 7-years old. At 11, Raboutou became the youngest person in the world to climb a 5.14b which is a climb dedicated for elite athletes with years of experience.
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A German city that's been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn't really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that's true.
Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they'll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who delivers solid proof of its non-existence.
They said there are "no limits to creativity" for entrants, but only incontrovertible evidence will qualify for the prize.
The U.S. job market isn't quite as strong as originally believed — with revised figures showing that the economy had 501,000 fewer total jobs this March than initially reported.
The Labor Department said Wednesday that nearly two-thirds of the downward revision came from the retail and leisure and hospitality sectors, the industries most associated with consumer spending.
These preliminary revisions complicate the Trump administration's message of a strong economy, as they suggest that job growth was slowing as the expansion approached its tenth anniversary. Some of this slowdown would be natural given the length of the expansion.
Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes.
Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to keep quiet on the controversy reflected the importance of his close alliance with Trump — a relationship that has dented the bipartisan support Israel has traditionally enjoyed in Washington as well as Israel's equally important ties with the American Jewish community.
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Two prominent researchers are quitting MIT's Media Lab over revelations that the famed technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein after he'd served time for sex offenses involving girls and young women.
Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab's Center for Civic Media, said director Joi Ito had failed to disclose the deceased financier's funding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology incubator as well as investments Epstein made in Ito's personal venture capital fund.
Visiting scholar Nathan Matias, who works on the social impact of online platforms, said in a blog post Wednesday that he, too, was severing ties with the Media Lab over business relations that occurred after Epstein's "appalling crimes were already known."
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A years-old hoax is making the rounds on Instagram again, claiming the social media company is about to change its rules in order to access users' photos, NBC News reports.
Users of the Facebook-owned social network, including celebrities and politicians, have fallen victim to the hoax, which says that images uploaded to Instagram "can be used in court cases in litigation against you."
"Everything you've ever posted becomes public from today," the hoax message says, "even messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed."
The message ends, "Instagram DOES NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO SHARE PHOTOS OR MESSAGES."
Those sharing the fake message included Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the actors Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts and Rob Lowe, rapper Waka Flocka Flame and singer Usher. By Wednesday morning, many of those who had posted the hoax had deleted the image.
Officials at Instagram have publicly stated that the message is fake, that it has not updated its rules and that it will not use the images in court.
"If you’re seeing a meme claiming Instagram is changing its rules tomorrow, it’s not true," Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, wrote on Twitter.
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Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement. Near the end of the event, the police began what they called a "dispersal operation, using minimum force" after some protesters blocked roads and flashed laser pointers at officers.
Federal deficits are expected to swell to higher levels over the next decade than previously expected, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a new report Wednesday.
The CBO also said that President Donald Trump’s tariffs are projected to shrink gross domestic product by 2020, and warned that further tariff hikes could stifle economic growth.
The U.S. budget deficit is expected to hit $960 billion in 2019, and average a whopping $1.2 trillion per year between 2020 and 2029, according to the CBO’s look-ahead at the U.S.′ budget and economic outlook over the next decade.