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TechNews for the week: September 28; September 26; September 24;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Russia says it will send Syria powerful antiaircraft missiles; Russia revives allegations of Israeli culpability in downed plane in Syria;
Gunmen attack Iran military parade; Iran's Terms to Reopen Nuclear Talks? Trump Has to Back Down; Iran denies Israeli accusation of 'secret atomic warehouse';
Israeli-Palestinian Divide Deepens, With No Sign of Compromise at U.N.;
Trump says he'll have second meeting with Kim Jong Un 'quite soon'; Trump Suggests North Korea Nuclear Deal Could Take 'Years';
China Rejects U.S. Warship's Visit to Hong Kong as Tensions Rise;
Trump rejects globalism, emphasizes 'America First' foreign policy approach in speech to U.N.; President Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly;
'People actually laughed at a president': At U.N., Trump suffers fate he always feared; World leaders stumble upon a potent response to Trump's claims - laughter;
Bolivia's president read Trump a history of U.S. foreign policy failures. 'Thank you, Mr. President,' Trump responded;
A nationalist abroad: Bannon evangelizes Trump-style politics across Europe; Face Paint, Balloons and 'White Power': German Neo-Nazis Put on a Pretty Face;
Trump goes it alone as he faces world leaders amid trade war against China;
All over Europe, suspected Russian spies are getting busted; Russia is wooing South Africa's white farmers;
'Give it to me": Trump lets loose with 81 minutes of bluster, falsehoods and insults;
Trump signs veterans spending bill, but shutdown threat remains; Congress Bets Trump Will Sign Bill to Fund Military, Even Without His Wall;
Trump signs bill that averts federal shutdown, sets up border-wall fight;
Federal judge rules Congressional Democrats' lawsuit alleging Trump's private business is violating the Constitution can proceed;
Former top White House official revises statement to special counsel about Flynn's calls with Russian ambassador;
After talking with Mueller's team about a Trump Jr.-Russian meeting, a British publicist has drawn some conclusions about the probe;
White House says Rod J. Rosenstein to stay in job, will meet with Trump on Thursday; A Rosenstein departure could raise new conflict-of-interest issues for Justice Dept;
Washington lawyer, a former White House counsel, under scrutiny by prosecutors in offshoot of Mueller probe;
Graham: Appoint special counsel to probe 'bureaucratic coup' against Trump;
Trump administration seeks to limit access to visas or residency for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance;
Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she has accepted Senate Judiciary Committee request to testify against Kavanaugh;
Kavanaugh dismisses allegations of sexual misconduct, says 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process';
Brett Kavanaugh: Five major contradictions Trump's Supreme Court nominee made in unprecedented interview;
Brett Kavanaugh's Body Language Says It All, According To An Expert; New Evidence, New Accuser and New Doubts Threaten Kavanaugh on Eve of Hearing;
Kavanaugh nomination: Third woman comes forward with sexual misconduct allegation; Accuser of Trump's court pick offers statements to back accusation;
Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh says he was 'not perfect' in high school, drank beer with friends, but denies sexual assault;
Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct against him affect his view of Kavanaugh accusers;
Christine Blasey Ford says she's '100 percent' certain Brett Kavanaugh was her attacker; Third woman comes forward with sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh;
Transcripts show Senate staff's detailed questions to Kavanaugh, and his angry denials; Kavanaugh leans heavily on exonerations that aren't exactly exonerating;
Lindsey Graham's anger boils over during Kavanaugh questioning: 'Most unethical sham since I've been in politics';
FACT CHECK: Kavanaugh's claim of exoneration; Mark Judge's book validates Ford's timeline;
Kavanaugh's sexual assault hearing started quietly enough, then it devolved into a partisan brawl on steroids. Here's our analysis;
Senate panel backs Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh in a party-line 11 to 10 vote;
Sen. Lisa Murkowski joins Sen. Jeff Flake in backing delay in Senate vote on Kavanaugh; Senate GOP leaders agree to new FBI investigation of Kavanaugh;
Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge tells Senate he is willing to answer FBI questions; Yale Law School's Dean Calls for Kavanaugh Investigation;
Trump anti-discrimination official once called most hate crimes hoaxes;
GOP campaigns ditch tax law and focus on immigration, crime ahead of midterm elections;
Scandal Shakes a Virginia House Republican, Adding to Electoral Tremors; The six siblings of a Republican congressman just endorsed his opponent;
Two U.S. Senators applying for bailout money for farmers under White House program;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight; Popular U.S. Election Machines Called Vulnerable to Cyberattacks;
Facebook discloses network breach affecting 50 million user accounts; New Variants of Cold-Boot Attack; Another IoT Cybersecurity Document;
A telemarketer made about 21 million robocalls in 3 months. The FCC just fined it $82 million;
Counting People Through a Wall with WiFi;
Keep Your Data Secure With Mozilla's Newest Tools;
Math and science
This major discovery upends long-held theories about the Maya civilization;
New Research Shows Man-made Earthquakes Declining In Oklahoma, Kansas;
Tiny Device Is a 'Huge Advance' for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure;
How alcohol causes blackouts and blocks memories;
Michael Atiyah and the Riemann Hypothesis;
E.P.A. to Eliminate Office That Advises Agency Chief on Science;
Web and computing issues
Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence; US privacy law is on the horizon. Here's how tech companies want to shape it;
Twitter Announces New Policy Against 'Content That Dehumanizes';
Spare Your Friends: Make a Mini-Movie of Your Fabulous Vacation;
SC News and Politics
Charleston restaurant closings increase as rift between chefs and owners widens;
SC judge says Road to develop embattled Capt. Sam's Spit on Kiawah can proceed;

Business and Economics
Fed boosts interest rates, sees stronger economy; As Debt Rises, the Government Will Soon Spend More on Interest Than on the Military;
The latest warnings about cuts to Social Security and Medicare are a reason to worry; One Big Problem With Medicaid Work Requirement: People Are Unaware It Exists;
Ruling on Health Care Subsidies Could Prove Costly for Government;
Tariffs to Raise Cost of Rebuilding After Hurricane Florence; North Carolina, a 'Slow Spender' State, Struggles to Hand Out Storm Aid;
China cancels trade talks with U.S. as new Trump tariffs loom; Trump's China Fight Puts U.S. Tech in the Cross Hairs;
President Trump's claims about NAFTA and the U.S. auto industry; Trump Berates Canada and Threatens Car Tariffs as Nafta Talks Falter;
Trump and his Fed chair present conflicting views on trade;
Trump said soybean prices have gone up. They're near decade-lows; CEO Claims Trump Tariffs Cost Ford One Billion Dollars;
App-Only Banks Rise in Europe and Aim at Traditional Lenders;
OPEC Signals No Rush to Increase Oil Output;
More Than A Dozen States To Challenge EPA Plan To Weaken Fuel Economy Rules; Some Boston-Area Lawmakers Suggest Fast-Tracking Replacement Of Aging Pipes;
Northam: Virginia Could Lead Nation On Offshore Wind Power; Two Southcentral Wyoming Wind Energy Projects Proposed;
Maine Governor Says Fast-Tracked Wind Permitting Should Be Repealed;
Boeing Completes Acquisition Of Millennium Space Systems;
SEC sues Tesla's Elon Musk, alleging he misled investors;
IRS to retirees: Check your pension and Social Security withholdings ASAP;
Next year's tax filings could be a bigger headache without new SC law;
Other news
How easy is it to vote in your state;
Berlin Marathon Results: Eliud Kipchoge Breaks World Record;
The new Weight Watchers is all about 'wellness.' Critics say it's 'diet culture' in disguise;

The Adult Student: The Population Colleges - and the Nation - Can't Afford to Ignore; As Companies Struggle To Hire Skilled Workers, Interest In Trade Schools Grows;
How Well Does Your Public University Treat Black Students? State by State; Study Examines College Graduation Rates For Parents Of Small Children;
So What Are You Going to Do With That Degree;
After Silent Sam's Fall, Calls to Rename a Building at Duke Grow Louder;
Only One Public College Failed a Government Accountability Test. Here's Why It Won't Be Punished; GAO Report Points To Low Number Of PSLF Approvals;
These Colleges' Finances Are Now Being Watched More Closely by the Education Dept.;
Oregon District Prioritizes Math In Wake Of New Standards, State Exams; Many Educational Apps Fail To Improve Preschoolers' Math, Literacy Skills;
Arizona Schools Chief Proposes Swapping Science Standards For Conservative Charter Plan;
U.S. Justice and Education Departments Will Investigate Yale's Admissions Policies; Common App Will Merge With Reach Higher;
Why They Didn't Report: Trump's Challenge to Kavanaugh Accuser Provokes Stories of Campus Assault;
As Kavanaugh Allegations Widen, Elite-College Alumni Recall Harassment From Decades Past;
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney responds to Kelly Bryant transfer; Emergency Care Was Delayed for Maryland Football Player Who Died;

TechNews for the week: September 21; September 19; September 17;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
North Korea's Trump-Era Strategy: Keep Making A-Bombs, but Quietly; North Korea leader offers to dismantle nuclear test site but only after U.S. acts;
Haley Says Russia 'Actively Working' to Subvert North Korea Sanctions; North Korea's New Nuclear Promises Fall Short of U.S. Demands;
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un wants a summit with President Trump soon to speed up denuclearization;
A 'massive' spike in oil smuggling has eased the economic pressure on North Korea;
China's Sea Control Is a Done Deal, 'Short of War With the U.S.'; China tells US to withdraw Russia sanctions or 'bear the consequences';
Russia blames Israel after its reconnaissance plane downed by Syrian air defense; Turkey and Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's last rebel-held enclave;
Hezbollah defies Israel, says has 'precision missiles';
Merkel's Spy Chief Is Removed After Public Rift;
Stephen Schwarzman Points to Nationalism as Big Risk for Developed World; Marine Le Pen's far-right party to join Bannon populist project;
Did Brett Kavanaugh give false testimony under oath;
Trump defends Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegation, says Senate will 'go through a process and hear everybody out';
Trump says it is 'very hard for me to imagine anything happened' between Kavanaugh and his sexual assault accuser;
Senate committee to hold public hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegation;
Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants FBI to investigate incident before testifying to Senate; Trump says FBI should not probe allegations;
Brett Kavanaugh's Yale Fraternity Hoisted A Flag Made Of Women's Underwear In 1985;
Lindsey Graham's bizarre defense of not making Kavanaugh's friend testify; Evangelical Leaders Are Frustrated at G.O.P. Caution on Kavanaugh Allegation;
Sexual assault expert says The worst is yet to come for accuser; Professor Reportedly Told Students Kavanaugh Would Only Hire 'Model-Like' Women;
GOP seems to have votes to move forward with Kavanaugh; McCaskill says she'll vote no on Kavanaugh;
Why They Didn't Report: Trump's Challenge to Kavanaugh Accuser Provokes Stories of Campus Assault;
Fraying Ties With Trump Put Jim Mattis's Fate in Doubt;
Trump orders Justice Dept. to declassify Russia-related material, including part of court order to surveil former campaign adviser;
Trump walks back his plan to declassify documents related to Russia investigation;
U.S. to further slash number of refugees accepted, from 45,000 this year to 30,000 next year;
Senate passes massive defense and health spending bill, tries to delay border wall fight; Trump urges Republicans to 'get tough' on border wall spending;
Trump's Growing Legal Team Has a Problem: It's Operating Partly in the Dark;
Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation; 'I don't have an attorney general': Trump escalates his attacks on Jeff Sessions;
McCabe memos say deputy attorney general Rosenstein suggested recording Trump and invoking 25th Amendment;
HUD gave pay raises, promotions to new hires with no housing experience;
The Trump team says the Lester Holt tape was 'fudged' and unfairly edited. Here's the truth;
Trump seeks to blunt future criticism by Democrats of Florence response;
Political nonprofits must now name many of their donors under federal court ruling after Supreme Court declines to intervene;
Preexisting conditions take center stage in Democratic attack ads;
Scientists warned of rising sea levels in North Carolina. Republican lawmakers shelved their recommendations;
25th Amendment: What is it and could it be used to remove Donald Trump if he is deemed unfit to serve as President;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
September Crypto-Gram Newsletter, Computer Security, Risks of Terrorism, and more; Why obvious lies make great propaganda;
In Georgia, a legal battle over electronic vs. paper voting; Security Vulnerability in ESS ExpressVote Touchscreen Voting Computer;
In the Balkans, Russia and the West Fight a Disinformation-Age Battle;
White House OKs 'Offensive Cyber Operations' Against U.S. Adversaries; U.S. Wants Hackers Behind Mirai Botnet to Keep Working for FBI;
NSA Attacks Against Virtual Private Networks; Pegasus Spyware Used in 45 Countries;
This Windows file may be secretly hoarding your passwords and emails;
Report says Nearly half of cellphone calls will be scams by 2019;
New Findings About Prime Number Distribution Almost Certainly Irrelevant to Cryptography;
Math and science
Historical analysis shows At this rate, Earth risks sea level rise of 20 to 30 feet; Commentary: Recent Hurricanes Show The Reality Of Climate Change;
The ship Captain Cook used to 'discover' Australia may have been found - sunken in a U.S. harbor;
Maori Language, Once Shunned, Is Having a Renaissance in New Zealand;
Researchers Increasing Efforts To Catalog, Neutralize Space Debris; Glitch Halts Science Operations For NASA's Curiosity Rover;
In 1960, about a half-million teens took a test. Now it could predict whether they get Alzheimer's;
What 13,000 Patents Involving the DNA of Sea Life Tell Us About the Future;
Scientists identify four personality types ; Why you should read articles slowly;
Here's the science behind the Brexit vote and Trump's rise;
Web and computing issues
'Moore's Law is dead': Three predictions about the computers of tomorrow;
10 apps to add features to Windows 10; 12 mobile apps to organize and simplify your life;
Google Inbox will disappear in March 2019; 5 settings to change on your new router;
Challenge Results In App That Uses Neural Networks To Predict Social Unrest;
SC News and Politics
SC GOP congressman jokes about Sexual Assualt amid Kavanaugh drama;

Business and Economics
New estimate: GOP's second tax cuts would add $3.8 trillion to deficit; 'I support higher taxes': The billionaire behind the National Debt Clock has had it with Trump;
The Next Financial Calamity Is Coming. Here's What to Watch; U.S. mortgage rates rise for fourth straight week;
Why Even in Better Times, Some Americans Seem Farther Behind; The Great Recession Knocked Them Down. Only Some Got Up Again;
Trump said his tax cuts would bring $5 trillion into the U.S. We have 97 percent to go;
America is richer than ever but most Americans aren't. It's the GOP's economic quandary;
World Economic Forum says Machines will create 58 million more jobs than they displace by 2022;
Trump administration slaps tariffs on roughly $200 billion more in Chinese goods; China retaliates with tariffs on additional $60 billion in U.S. imports;
US spares rare earths in China trade war; China casts shadow over new U.S. LNG terminals with tariff;
Bailout checks begin arriving for farmers, as Trump's trade war escalates; Jack Ma scraps his pledge to create million U.S. jobs;
Trump Hit Iran With Oil Sanctions. So Far, They're Working;
Wall Street shake-up scatters US tech behemoths; New York Banking Regulator Sues to Stop Charters for Online Lenders;
Bill Seeks Sales Tax 'Clarity and Stability' for Online Sellers;
Merger of Cigna and Express Scripts Gets Approval From Justice Dept;
EU To Research Hydrogen As Energy Source;
Duke Continues Efforts To Restore Power Following Hurricane Florence;
Airlines Are Raising the Cost of Checked Bags;
Other news
At the CIA's 'Russia House,' there was growing alarm about election interference. Read the first excerpt from 'The Apprentice';
The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far ;
The Threat of Tribalism; The End of Neutrality;
Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices; 15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More;
How to win friends and keep them;
How to Prevent (and Recover from) Plantar Fasciitis; An Anytime, Anywhere Strength Workout for Runners;

How the Great Recession Reshaped American Higher Education; Survey Finds Generally Positive View Of Higher Education;
U. of Pennsylvania Will Be First Ivy to Offer Online Bachelor's Degree; How Notre Dame Rethought Its Core Curriculum;
It's Time for Colleges to Stop Overlooking Hispanic Adults; Colleges Resist Calls To Demonstrate Actual Student Learning;
Factors Beyond Test Scores May Help Determine College Readiness; The Curse of America's Illogical School-Day Schedule;
Amazon Pledges $1 Million To University Of Illinois Engineering Redshirting Program;
85 Percent Of College Students Work While Enrolled; California College Graduates Have Less Student Loan Debt Than Other States;
Which Colleges Have the Highest Number of Managers per 1,000 Students;
In the Drive for Donors, Regional Public Colleges Have a Lot of Catching Up to Do; Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Pitches State Tax On University Endowments;
The Most At-Risk People on Campus: Non-Tenured Instructors Can Now Serve in U. of Mississippi's Faculty Senate;
U. Tennessee Considers a Politically Connected Businessman to Run Its System;
Gender Gap among Math High Achievers Evident by Grade 9; Scientists Aghast Over Arizona Superintendent's "Sabotage" Of Science Standards;
FBI Issues Warning on Educational Technology;

TechNews for the week: September 14; September 12; September 10;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Fight to Retake Last ISIS Territory Begins; U.S. forces conduct live-fire exercise in southern Syria in a warning to Russia;
Iranian Guards claims missile attack on Iraq-based Kurd dissidents;
U.S. to close Palestinians' office in Washington, citing their refusal to move forward on making peace with Israel;
Palestinians slam U.S. 'vicious blackmail' as their Washington office is shuttered;
European states urge Israel not to demolish Bedouin village;
Yemen Civilians Keep Dying, but U.S. Says Saudis Are Doing Enough;
How the U.S. Government Misleads the Public on Afghanistan;
China Is Detaining Muslims in Vast Numbers;
Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers;
White House expected to warn of penalties if international court moves against Americans;
Under pressure from base, Trump falsely inflates administration's progress on his border wall;
Trump administration draws fire for 'misleading' report linking terrorism, immigration;
On Sept. 11 anniversary, Trump launches attacks on FBI and Justice Dept. with dubious allegation; Trump's long history of lying about 9/11 and exploiting it for personal gain;
Omarosa Reveals New Recording of Trump Blaming Hillary Clinton for Collusion; Omarosa: Mike Pence is worse than Donald Trump;
Donald Trump Jr. says his father can't trust everyone around him after the anonymous op-ed;
Prosecutor says Manafort to cooperate with Mueller as part of plea deal; How Paul Manafort's plea brings the special counsel probe closer to its endgame;
Plea reveals how Manafort manipulated the American political system and the media for profit;
Bitter Senate fight to confirm Kavanaugh plunges deeper into chaos over letter; Kavanaugh denies decades-old allegation of potential sexual misconduct;
'Never give an inch': Trump keeps touting perceived failures as successes; Brett Kavanaugh's Expert Evasions, Learned From Past Masters;
White House aide tells donors that GOP can win midterms despite Trump's unpopularity; Trump colors the fall campaign landscape: 'He's been the only thing that matters';
Trump's top economist says he can't explain Trump's false tweet on the economy;
House Republicans seek permanent tax cuts as elections loom; Congress planning to avert government shutdown;
'I had to be real': #PlaidShirtGuy removed from Trump rally after facial expressions;
Trump to provide written answers under oath in Summer Zervos defamation lawsuit;
Abortion Opposition Once Defined Marsha Blackburn. But Not in Senate Race;
Republican Florida governor candidate DeSantis resigns from Congress;
Agreement would allow 2 West Virginia justices to keep seats;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
September Crypto-Gram Newsletter, Computer Security, Risks of Terrorism, and more; Why obvious lies make great propaganda;
In Georgia, a legal battle over electronic vs. paper voting; Security Vulnerability in ESS ExpressVote Touchscreen Voting Computer;
In the Balkans, Russia and the West Fight a Disinformation-Age Battle;
White House OKs 'Offensive Cyber Operations' Against U.S. Adversaries; U.S. Wants Hackers Behind Mirai Botnet to Keep Working for FBI;
NSA Attacks Against Virtual Private Networks; Pegasus Spyware Used in 45 Countries;
This Windows file may be secretly hoarding your passwords and emails;
Report says Nearly half of cellphone calls will be scams by 2019;
New Findings About Prime Number Distribution Almost Certainly Irrelevant to Cryptography;
Math and science
How meteorologists predict the next big hurricane; Why Hurricane Florence could be a lot like Harvey;
A cache of ancient Roman gold was found by a crew building luxury apartments;
Researchers Use Focused Ultrasound, Intranasal Drug Delivery For Brain Cancer Therapy;
Scientists Unveil Robot That Can Fly Like An Insect;
Hurricane Trump Bears Down on Science;
Web and computing issues
Key internet connections and locations at risk from rising seas;
Democratic Attorneys General Missing Invites to DOJ Review of Tech Firms;
The 5 best weather apps with the most accurate forecast;
SC News and Politics
Called in for hurricane duty, this guardsman and gubernatorial hopeful now reports to his opponent;

Business and Economics
Federal borrowing soars despite strong economy; Stop Blaming Boomers for Social Security's Mess, and Blame These 6 Things Instead;
Medicaid Expansion Finds Grass-Roots Support in Conservative Utah;
U.S. Census Bureau says Middle-class income hit an all-time high of $61,372 last year; Under Trump, the jobs boom has finally reached blue-collar workers;
U.S. Has Highest Share of Foreign-Born Since 1910, With More Coming From Asia; Manufacturers Turn To Apprenticeships To Find Workers;
Trump to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods in dramatic escalation of trade battle; Trump Tells Apple: 'Make Products in U.S. Instead of China';
U.S. companies in China say trade war has taken a toll on their business; From Trump to Trade, the Financial Crisis Still Resonates 10 Years Later;
Trump administration rushes to lease federal lands;
Russia's Suez Canal? Ships start plying a less-icy Arctic, thanks to climate change;
Wind, Solar Energy Gaining As Biggest Source Of Renewable Energy In States; Researchers: Fracking Wastewater Can Be Recycled For Use In Oil And Gas Industry;
DowDuPont Files Form 10 to Separate Materials Science Division;
Your car might be costing a lot more to drive than you think;
Other news
The thin-skinned president who made it illegal to criticize his office;

US News Highlights Social Mobility In Latest College Rankings; Private Colleges Match Public School Prices;
How a Famous Academic Job-Market Study Got It All Wrong and Why It Still Matters; Big Faculty Shortages Seen in Humanities and Social Sciences;
High School Students Prefer YouTube As Education Tool Over Textbooks; Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?
National Science Teachers Association Says Climate Change Should Be Taught In K-12 Schools;
For-Profit Sector Seeing Rising Stocks Amid Eased Regulatory Environment;
ED Grants Only Partial Loan Forgiveness To Students "Swindled" By For-Profit Colleges; ED Working To Protect Student Loan Servicers From State Regulatory Efforts;
Mulvaney Warns Of Moral Consequences Of Not Repaying Student Loans;
U. of Nebraska Wondered Whether Conservative Students Were Being Silenced. Here's What It Found Out;

TechNews for the week: September 7; September 5;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
New general takes over in Afghanistan amid questions about the U.S. military's future there; U.S. officials say Trump agrees to an indefinite military presence in Syria;
U.S. judge declares mistrial in murder case involving Blackwater security guard charged in 2007 Iraqi civilian massacre;
Israel does not rule out striking Iranian targets in Iraq; Israel's top court says West Bank village can be demolished; Netanyahu lauds US funding halt to UN Palestinian agency;
Wife Of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Suspected Of Bribery;
Trump says Canada not needed in NAFTA deal, warns Congress not to interfere;
Trump to Preside Over U.N. Security Council, Prompting Anxiety All Around;
McCain memorial: 'The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again';
Issues for Kavanaugh: The president who chose him and the court he would change;
Trump to withhold 100,000 pages of Kavanaugh's White House records; The story behind the withheld documents of the Kavanaugh hearing;
Hours before Kavanaugh hearings, Bush lawyer releases 42,000 pages of documents;
Kavanaugh hearing: Trump's Supreme Court nominee won't say whether presidents have to respond to subpoenas;
Kavanaugh defends opinion in immigrant teen's abortion case; Kavanaugh advised against calling Roe v. Wade 'settled law' while a White House lawyer;
Kavanaugh hearing: Booker willing to violate Senate rules to release 'racial set-aside' documents; 'Confidential' emails were already cleared for public release;
Trump and questions of presidential power dominate third day of Kavanaugh hearings; Former Nixon WH counsel warns of a Supreme Court overly deferential to the president;
Once Bipartisan, an Election Security Bill Collapses in Rancor;
DACA Wins Temporary Reprieve in Court, Likely Keeping Program in Effect Until Mid-2019;
Trump administration will defy court limits with proposal to allow longer detentions of child migrants;
Rudy Giuliani On White House Blocking Release Of Full Mueller Report: 'I'm Sure We Will';
Panetta: Mueller's report on Russia investigation 'will ultimately determine' whether to impeach; Ex-adviser to Trump told Mueller that candidate liked idea of Putin meeting;
Mueller tells Trump's legal team that he will accept written answers on campaign questions;
Former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in plea deal with Mueller probe;
Trump suggests that protesting should be illegal;
Trump suggests libel laws should be changed after uproar over Woodward book; Resistance Inside the Trump Administration;
Trump aides launch frantic hunt for unnamed author of opinion column who claims to be part of a 'resistance' within administration;
AP Fact Check: Trump's week of exaggeration and outright fiction; Video surfaces refuting Trump's claim that he's never called someone 'retarded';
Trump uses official events to wage campaign against press;
Trump raises the specter of impeachment at Montana rally; Man removed from Trump rally after he pulls faces behind the President's back;
Trump Blasts Sessions for Charging G.O.P. Members Before Midterms; In Chastising Sessions Over Indictments of Two Republicans, Trump Crosses a Line;
Analysis shows Racism and anti-Semitism surged in corners of the Web after Trump's election;
Racist Robocalls from Neo-Nazi group Target Andrew Gillum In Florida Governor Race;
Judge orders independent candidate off the ballot in Va. congressional race, citing 'out and out fraud';

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
'Five Eyes' Nations Quietly Demand Government Access to Encrypted Data; Pentagon Officials Call For Space Assets To Defend Against Missile Threat;
Finding and killing spyware and stalkerware on your smartphone; Using a Smartphone's Microphone and Speakers to Eavesdrop on Passwords;
How US authorities tracked down the North Korean hacker behind WannaCry;
Anatomy of a bot campaign; 'Fileless' Malware Attacks Growing in Number and Sophistication;
Fake Military Recruitment Websites Seized by FTC for Selling Personal Info to For-Profit Schools;
Trump, without evidence, Says Social Media Firms 'Already Have' Interfered in Election;
Math and science
Is there a mysterious Planet Nine lurking in our solar system beyond Neptune;
Plastic Waste Could Power Cars Of The Future Following Scientific Breakthrough;
Injecting wastewater underground Can Cause Earthquakes; Wind and solar farms can make their own weather, including extra rain over the Sahara;
Unmanned Norwegian Robot Boat Crosses Atlantic;
She made the discovery, but a man got the Nobel. A half-century later, she's won a $3 million prize;
Why the 10,000 daily goal is built on bad science;
Web and computing issues
Tech Giants Now Share Details on Political Ads; Fringe Figures Find Refuge in Facebook's Private Groups;
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones rants against Facebook, Google outside DC hearing; Twitter permanently banned Alex Jones and his Infowars site;
Sessions, State Attorneys General to Discus 'Stifling' by Tech Companies; U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wants Congress to Preempt State Privacy Laws;
Google Cracks Down on Fraudulent 'Tech Support' Advertisers;
SC News and Politics
How a norm-scrambling presidency is changing the way one S.C. subdivision talks about race;
Dominion-SCANA merger clears final federal hurdle;

Business and Economics
U.S. hiring surges with 201,000 jobs in August; unemployment rate at 3.9 percent; President Trump repeatedly claims 'The greatest economy in the history of our country'; Is it?
How the economy has fared since Trump's tax cuts were passed; U.S. House takes a stab at Fannie-Freddie reform;
How the U.S. economy turned six good jobs into bad ones; Trump administration disputes government data showing that workers' wages have flatlined;
Growth Has Lifted Wealthy Counties That Voted for Trump; Companies Say Trump Is Hurting Business by Limiting Legal Immigration;
Trump threatens tariffs on $267 billion in Chinese goods, expanding the trade war to all Chinese imports entering the U.S.;
Canada to stick to guns at NAFTA talks despite Trump pressure;
U.S. cloud computing costs could soar under Trump's proposed tariffs;
Argentina Takes Emergency Steps to Shore Up Peso; Turkey's woes could be just the start as record global debt bills come due;
China pledges $60 billion in aid and loans to Africa, no 'political conditions attached';
Federal Workers Brace for New Push on Trump Bid to Curb Unions; Why a 5-day workweek is a waste of time and money for big companies;
Comcast Is Reinventing Health Benefits; Report Identifies Roadblocks To Healthcare App Development;
Climate Change Warnings Scrapped From EPA's Clean Power Plan Replacement Plan;
Report: 81 Of 88 AV Car Accidents Between 2014-2018 In California Caused By Humans;
North Dakota Says Higher Oil Revenue Doesn't Erase Budget Challenges;
How Indian Americans Came to Run Half of All U.S. Motels;
FAA's Acting Administrator Elwell Suggests Requiring Remote ID For Drones;
Study: Telecoms throttling traffic to top video apps;
How to get your financial house in order before you die;
Other news
Bob Woodward's new book reveals a 'nervous breakdown' of Trump's presidency;
People don't vote for what they want. They vote for who they are;
The Quaker abolitionist who was disowned for condemning slave owners;
The searing photos that helped end child labor in America;
Maybe Your Sleep Problem Isn't a Problem;

College students say they want a degree for a job; Graduates Of Selective Colleges Have Higher Long-Term Earnings, Especially In STEM Fields;
Most College Students Fall Into "Nontraditional" Categories; Colleges Increasingly Offering Freshmen Career Counseling;
This Fall's Housing Crunch Is So Urgent One University Is Asking Its Professors for Help;
More Than 30% Of Student Loan Borrowers Struggling With Payments Five Years On;
First-Generation, Low-Income College Students Struggle With Debt At Disproportionate Rate;
Study: TN, NY Free College Programs Failed To Improve College Affordability;
College Board sued over allegedly recycled SAT test questions;
Do Corporate-Style NDAs Have a Place in Higher Ed; Purdue U. Global Drops Controversial Nondisclosure Agreement for Professors ;
6 things every athlete should do to prepare for life after sport;