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How Diet May Have Changed the Way Humans Speak

"Ancient hunter-gathererers often had front teeth that met together, unlike today's more common alignment where the upper front teeth 'overbite' the lower front teeth," writes Slashdot reader omfglearntoplay. "This malocclusion is a result of changes to the ancestral human diet and introduction of soft foods, according to a new study published in the journal Science." ABC News reports: More than 2,000 different sounds exist across the roughly 7,000 to 8,000 languages that humans speak today, fro...
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes used a deep baritone voice at almost all times, but former insiders say it was faked

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, is the subject of a new HBO documentary called "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley." The coverage of Holmes — including the HBO documentary, a nonfiction book, and a podcast series — offer a fascinating look at Holmes, who successfully convinced investors that Theranos had working technology and accurate results, when it did not.  Of special note is the mystery around Holmes' baritone speaking voice, which Theranos i...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Steve Jobs, Trends, SEC, Silicon Valley, Department Of Justice, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, State, Holmes, John Carreyrou, Henry Draper, Harry Kissinger Holmes

The mysterious story of former Theranos president Sunny Balwani, who was in a relationship with Elizabeth Holmes and now faces criminal charges

Throughout the saga of Theranos, the now-shuttered blood testing company that came under fire in 2015 over the accuracy of its blood tests, one of the company's key executives stayed away from the spotlight.  Wall Street Journal investigative reporter and author of "Bad Blood" John Carreyrou found that Theranos president Sunny Balwani was in a romantic relationship with Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes during the time he was at the company. Balwani and Holmes confirmed their relation...
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Uber Used Secret Spyware To Try To Crush Australian Startup GoCatch

Uber used a secret spyware program, codenamed Surfcam, to steal drivers from an Australian competitor with the aim of putting that company out of business. The startup was backed by high-profile investors including billionaire James Packer and hedge fund manager Alex Turnbull. ABC News reports: GoCatch was a major competitor to Uber when the U.S. company launched in Australia in 2012. At the time, both companies were offering a new way to book taxis and hire cars using a smartphone app. Surfcam ...
Tags: Uber, Australia, Tech, Sydney, Abc News, James Packer, Andrew Campbell, Alex Turnbull, GoCatch

Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes: What to Read, Watch and Listen To

Alex Gibney’s new HBO documentary “The Inventor” is only the latest retelling of the Silicon Valley fraud that captivated the public imagination.
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Podcasts, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Abc News, Alex, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Gibney, Frauds and Swindling, Home Box Office, Documentary Films and Programs, Elizabeth (1984-

The Hallmark Channel drops Lori Loughlin amid college admissions scandal

A San Francisco parent is also suing the people involved for $500 billion for emotional distress. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
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UC Berkeley named in college admissions scandal

ABC News has learned UC Berkeley is among the universities tied to the nationwide college admissions scandal.
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Teens should be able to get vaccines without consent from parents, say NY lawmakers

Teens 14 and older should be able to get vaccinated on their own, says a new bill in New York.Lawmakers were inspired by Ethan Lindenberger, an Ohio teen who fought to take vaccines against his mom's wishes.Anti-vaccination attitudes have been blamed for recent measles outbreaks. None Should kids who are old enough be allowed to make their own vaccination decisions? Such is the proposal being considered in New York, where a new bill would allow teens over 14 to get some vaccines without having t...
Tags: Health, New York, Medicine, Congress, Government, Virus, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Innovation, Population, Disease, Ohio, Illness, Vaccines, Washington State, Abc News

Morning Docket: 03.13.19

* Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) of the House Intelligence Committee is none too pleased with the Justice Department at the moment. Apparently two unnamed senior officials said the DOJ might refuse to share special counsel Robert Mueller's report with Congress, a claim Schiff called "absolutely insupportable." [ABC News] * Last week, Paul Manafort was sentenced to under four years in jail by Judge T.S. Ellis III (just a little less than the 19 to 24 years called for in the sentencing guideline...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Congress, Breastfeeding, Theresa May, Department Of Justice, Usa Today, House Intelligence Committee, Women's Issues, Abc News, Sexual Harassment, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Brexit, Securities And Exchange Commission

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Indicted in College Admissions Scam

“Fuller House” actress Lori Loughlin and  “Desperate Housewives” veteran Felicity Huffman are among a group of around 50 people who have been indicted for allegedly bribing elite colleges to admit their children. ABC News is reporting that documents appear to show that many of those indicted paid up to $6 million to high-ranking colleges including […]
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Draws Blank When Asked If Trump Ever Denounced Steve King

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday couldn’t name one instance of President Donald Trump denouncing Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his various endorsements of white nationalism — even though she asserted a few seconds earlier that anti-Semitism is “ something that should be called by name.” In a press briefing Monday, Sanders refused to answer several times whether — as he’s said in public and private in recent days — Trump actually believes that Democrats belong to an ...
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The Entire U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Sued The Soccer Federation For Gender Discrimination

With three World Cup titles and four Olympic Gold medals, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team is the most-decorated team in international women’s soccer.Now, as they gear up to defend their 2015 World Cup title, all 28 members of the current roster are participating in a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation.The lawsuit alleges the team has been subject to gender discrimination that manifests in conditions that are inferior to the men’s team, despite the fact that the women’s team has a ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Australia, Time, United States, New York Times, Usa Today, Abc News, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Alex Morgan, U S Soccer, U S Soccer Federation, Jeffrey Kessler, Carlos Cordeiro, Entire U S Women 's Soccer Team, U S Women 's National Soccer

Man walks into urgent care clinic thinking he has kidney stones, walks out with cancer diagnosis

Keith Alexander had been feeling sick for a few days before he finally decided to walk into an urgent care clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado. Little did he know he would walk out of that UCHealth facility a few hours later with a colon cancer diagnosis. “To be quite honest, I wasn’t really feeling pain,” Alexander told ABC News, recalling the September 2018 visit.
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"Caroline said that as her big sister kept watch at night for wild animals, 'I thought of going to the park with mommy and daddy. I thought of going to the ocean. I thought of everything but it didn't work.'"

From "Rescued California sisters, ages 8 and 5, say they survived by drinking rainwater from leaves and keeping 'happy thoughts' about their family" (ABC News). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Children, Law, California, Survival, Abc News, Caroline, Ann Althouse

Trump administration demands Maduro return US reporter detained in Venezuela: ‘Being a journalist is not a crime’

The US State Department has demanded the immediate release of an American journalist detained in Venezuela after it was reported on Wednesday the country’s counter-intelligence agency arrested the freelance reporter. Cody Weddle was reportedly obtained by Venezuela authorities during a raid at his home in Caracas this week. The journalist, who produced freelance coverage on the political crisis under Nicolas Maduro for publications like the Daily Telegraph, Miami Herald and ABC News, had not b...
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Abc News, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Caracas, Maduro, US State Department, Cody Weddle, Daily Telegraph Miami Herald

The Morning Watch: Paul Rudd is the ‘King of Wishful Thinking’, Remembering Luke Perry & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, ABC News remembers Luke Perry after the actor’s sudden death earlier this week. Plus, Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon teamed up to recreate the music video for the “King of Wishful Thinking” from the Pretty Woman...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy-Fallon, Time, Spider-Man, Sony Pictures, Abc News, Ava Duvernay, Pretty Woman, Paul-Rudd, Luke Perry, Rodney Rothman, Video Of The Day, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, The Morning Watch, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

CNN: Despite Ivanka’s Denial, Trump Did Interfere In Her Security Clearance Process

CNN reported Tuesday that despite senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump’s denials just weeks ago, President Donald Trump did push for her security clearance, eventually circumventing his own staffers and granting her the pass. Trump reportedly put the screws to former chief of staff John Kelly and former White House Counsel Don McGahn to ignore the red flags in Ivanka’s profile — and those in her husband, Jared Kushner’s — and grant her the clearance. When they said no, Trump gave Ivanka an...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, New York Times, Donald Trump, Abc News, John Kelly, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Kushner, House Oversight Committee, Jared Kushner, Don McGahn, Security Clearance

Trump declines House committee request

President Trump is refusing to hand over any information to investigators on whether he ordered his son-in-law be granted top-secret security clearance. ABC News' Serena Marshall reports.
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Ex-WH Russia Probe Lawyer Blames Trump’s Mueller-Bashing On His Personal Lawyers

Ty Cobb, a former White House attorney hired to manage its response to the special counsel’s Russia investigation, recalled the “challenging environment” of the job in a podcast posted Tuesday He was asked on the ABC News podcast The Investigation about the perception of a chaotic White House, and whether President Trump was responsible for creating the drama. “I had a specific role. I tried to adhere to that and left the psychology to others,” Cobb said. “But, you know, he is a very direct, ...
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Michael Cohen's lawyer reportedly sought pardon from Trump – live

An attorney for the president’s former fixer allegedly raised the possibility after FBI raided Cohen’s properties, Wall Street Journal reportSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.02pm GMT This is quite the story about elderly Trump critics who fear they’ll die without ever knowing the conclusion of the Mueller investigation, by NPR’s Tim Mak.A son recounts his father’s dying words: “It just was quiet for a little while and then he just sits up in bed halfway and looks at me...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, White House, Russia, US, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, Npr, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Mueller

The Daily Edit – Ethan Pines: Forbes Magazine

Ethan Pines talks about photographing Elizabeth Holmes for ForbesIn late 2014 I photographed Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of the now notoriously fraudulent blood-testing company and Silicon Valley darling Theranos. When I shot her for the Forbes 400 issue, she was the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. By 2016 The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and others had published excoriating investigative pieces, and Forbes estimated her net worth at zero. Suddenly her ...
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Ex-Trump attorney calls Robert Mueller 'an American hero,' says probe not a 'witch hunt'

Former White House attorney Ty Cobb called special counsel Robert Mueller an "American hero" in an ABC News podcast interview.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Morning Docket: 03.05.19

* Another woman alleges Morrison & Foerster held back her career by placing her on a "mommy track." These Mofos. [American Lawyer] * Ty Cobb thinks Robert Mueller is "an American hero" underscoring why Cobb's no longer running the president's defense. [ABC News] * Being no fools, Team Cohen tried to secure a pardon before finally deciding to cooperate with the government. [WSJ] * Jane Mayer reports that Trump ordered his underlings to block the Time Warner deal in an effort to punish CNN for ...
Tags: Law, Time Warner, Sexism, Government, Cnn, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bail, Donald Trump, Abc News, Mariah Carey, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Jane Mayer, Michael Cohen, Cobb, Morrison & Foerster

Morning Docket: 02.05.19

* Another woman alleges Morrison & Foerster held back her career by placing her on a "mommy track." These Mofos. [American Lawyer] * Ty Cobb thinks Robert Mueller is "an American hero" underscoring why Cobb's no longer running the president's defense. [ABC News] * Being no fools, Team Cohen tried to secure a pardon before finally deciding to cooperate with the government. [WSJ] * Jane Mayer reports that Trump ordered his underlings to block the Time Warner deal in an effort to punish CNN for ...
Tags: Law, Time Warner, Sexism, Government, Cnn, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bail, Donald Trump, Abc News, Mariah Carey, Courthouse News Service, Trump, Jane Mayer, Michael Cohen, Cobb, Morrison & Foerster

Grandma floats out to sea on iceberg

Young Instagrammers or YouTubers are frequently being criticized for doing stupid stunts just for a few followers or likes, but they’re not the only ones risking their lives for a photo. When Judith Streng’s son tried taking a picture of her sitting on a small throne-shaped iceberg at Diamond Beach, Iceland, the iceberg detached and carried her out into the water. Streng told ABC News, “When I got on it, it started to totter and a wave was coming in. A very large wave came in and kind of made...
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Nadler: House Judiciary Will Send Over 60 Doc Requests To Don Jr., Weisselberg, Others

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced Sunday that his committee would be issuing document request “to over 60 different people” on Monday in order to eventually “present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.” Nadler, who said later in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that “it’s very clear that the President obstructed justice,” said “I would imagine” the list of people who will receive a documen...
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Colorectal cancer on the rise among young people

Evan White was a typical 24-year-old. Within one week they had an answer: he was losing blood in his stool because he had colon cancer. "I went completely numb for the next four or five hours," Evan told ABC News of his initial reaction to the diagnosis.
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When Amy Klobuchar Talks About Being A Tough Boss, Her Body Language Is Revealing

Stories about Amy Klobuchar's mistreatment of her staff have dominated headlines since the Minnesota senator announced her run for president earlier this month.Ex-staffers say Klobuchar emails at all hours of the night berating them for minor mistakes in all caps, humiliates them verbally, and has even hurled objects, once accidentally hitting an aide with a flying binder, as BuzzFeed News reported. In multiple news reports, they describe an atmosphere of constant anxiety and fear that contrast...
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FDA issues warning letter to a thermography clinic for improperly selling thermography machines

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to a thermography clinic that sells thermography machines and was recently featured in an ABC News report, according to a press release issued by the organization on Monday. Thermography is a type of infrared screening used to detect blood flow within the body and is approved by the FDA, but only as an adjunct to a primary test, like mammography, which is considered by medical professionals to be the gold standard for screening for br...
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Venezuelan protestors attacked as supplies decline

Venezuela (MNN) -- Last weekend, Venezuelan protestors were attacked on the Colombian and Venezuelan border. Reports say protestors were shot with rubber bullets and tear gassed by Venezuelan security forces. On the Colombian side of the border, two trucks with aid supplies were set on fire. These protests have broken out following the economic crisis, the dwindling supply of resources in Venezuela, and the denial of entry to foreign aid agencies. A Lack of Resources “The economy in Venez...
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