daily links: july 2016

7.5.16
CNN.com—Writer and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel dies at 87
BBC News—China finishes construction on the world's largest radio telescope
CBS News—Ozone hole over Antarctica appears to be getting smaller
ABCnews.com—Florida declares state of emergency due to toxic algae bloom
Fox News—FTC investigating adultery web site Ashley Madison
NBC News—Apple to encourage organ donation in next version of iPhone software


7.6.16
ABCnews.com—Teen to stand trial for manslaughter after encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide
USA Today—Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson fles sexual harrassment lawsuit against network head Roger Ailes
CBS News—Rash of attacks against homeless men in San Diego leave two dead and one critically injured
CNN.com—New version of Iron Man in Marvel's comic books will be a black female teenager
Fox News—Scientists create biomaterial that encourages teeth to regenerate
BBC News—Facebook launches open source wireless communications network


7.7.16
ABCnews.com—Black man shot and killed by white cop during traffic stop as he was reaching to retrieve his license and registration
CBS News—Top Navy official put on leave after threatening people with a gun outside his home
USA Today—Comcast to offer Netflix for free to all subscribers to its X1 platform
CNN.com—This year's Miss Missouri is first openly gay Miss America contestant
Fox News—NFL player passes out at wedding reception and wakes up to find himself locked in a museum
NBC News—Sulu will be gay and married to a man in the new Star Trek movie


7.8.16
ABCnews.com—First confirmed death from Zika virus in the continental US happened Utah
USA Today—Snapchat sued by parents for exposing their children to articles with adult content
CNN.com—Sarah Silverman reveals that she recently nearly died from a rare infection
Fox News—Wunderkind biotech CEO barred from running a lab in the US for two years after lab inspection reveals serious issues
CBS News—Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats may not be entirely made in the USA
NBC News—Senate votes to add consumer labeling to GM foods


7.11.16
USA Today—Pokemon Go augmented reality game used to lure victims to robbers
CBS News—Apparently prominent Republicans are willing to seriously injure themselves to avoid attending the upcoming convention in Cleveland
NBC News—Some anti-Trump Republicans may try to alter convention rules so that delegates can pick Trump's VP running mate
Fox News—Couple sues architect for copying their custom designed dream home
CNN.com—One winning ticket sold for $540 million lottery jackpot
ABCnews.com—San Francisco enacts broad ban on styrofoam


7.12.16
Fox News—Bernie Sanders officially endorses Hillary Clinton
CBS News—Black worker smashes window in Yale residence hall that depicted slaves carrying cotton
CNN.com—FBI officially closing the D.B. Cooper robbery and hijacking case after 45 years without solving it
NBC News—Pokemon Go more popular app than Tinder and Twitter
USA Today—Three men shot while livestreaming on Facebook Live
ABCnews.com—Marvel kills off the original Hulk in its comic book universe


7.13.16
ABCnews.com—Utah will let authorities disabled unauthorized drones near wildfires
USA Today—Trump sues former aide for $10 million for violating nondisclosure agreement
CBS News—Forbes says that the Dallas Cowboys is the first sports franchise to be worth $4 billion
CNN.com—Astronomers discover a new dwarf planet that takes 700 years to orbit the sun
NBC News—Beer may soon include nutritional information on its labels
Fox News—Former One Direction members says that an alien told him in a dream to quit the group


7.14.16
CBS News—Trump will reportedly pick Indiana governor Mike Pence as his VP
NBC News—Appeals court rules that Microsoft cannot be compelled to turn over customer data that is stored overseas to the government
CNN.com—Tennis balls among items banned near RNC convention in Cleveland, but guns are allowed
Fox News—British county now classifying cat calling as a hate crime
BBC News—Florida mosque removed as polling site for the upcoming election after threats of violence even though it has been a polling site since 2010
USA Today—Angie's List drops paywall


7.15.16
CBS News—Dozens dead in Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice, France, where a man used a truck to drive through holiday crowds
USA Today—FTC fines multilevel marketing scheme Herbalife $200 million and requires them to restructure their organization
ABCnews.com—New trailer for Rogue One revealed
Fox News—Zinc lozenges may shorten colds by up to three days
CNN.com—72 year old Mick Jagger having a baby with his 29 year old girlfriend
NBC News—Prince Harry livecasts his HIV test on Facebook


7.18.16
CBS News—Dozens dead in Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice, France, where a man used a truck to drive through holiday crowds
USA Today—FTC fines multilevel marketing scheme Herbalife $200 million and requires them to restructure their organization
ABCnews.com—New trailer for Rogue One revealed
Fox News—Zinc lozenges may shorten colds by up to three days
CNN.com—72 year old Mick Jagger having a baby with his 29 year old girlfriend
NBC News—Prince Harry livecasts his HIV test on Facebook


7.19.16
CNN.com—Police targeted by gunman in Baton Rouge, leaving three dead and three more wounded
USA Today—Roger Ailes to be removed as Fox News CEO in wake of numerous sexual harrassment allegations
Fox News—World Anti-Doping Agency says all Russian athletes should be banned from the Rio Olympics
BBC News—Actor who will play young Han Solo revealed
CBS News—NFL player makes Olympic rugby team
ABCnews.com—Next season of Game of Thrones won't air until summer of 2017


7.20.16
CBS News—Trump's wife Melania appears to have plagiarized part of her RNC speech from the speech that Michelle Obama gave at the DNC eight years ago
ABCnews.com—T-Mobile will not count Pokemon Go against users' monthly data caps
CNN.com—Producer and director Garry Marshall dies at 81
USA Today—Krispy Kreme and Cheerwine partnering to make donut-flavored cherry soda
Fox News—Google takes down man's blog and erases 14 years of work
BBC News—Nintendo has doubled in value since the launch of Pokemon Go and is now worth more than Sony


7.21.16
Fox News—Federal court orders changes to Texas' voter ID law prior to this year's presidential election after finding that it violates the Voting Rights Act
NBC News—Nice truck terrorist plotted the attack for more than a year and had accomplices
USA Today—Netflix buys the streaming rights to the entire Star Trek tv catalogue, including the new series that will start airing on CBS next year
ABCnews.com—Kepler Space Telescope used to discover over 100 new exoplanets
BBC News—Giant asteroid responsible for right eye of the Man in the Moon
CBS News—Unilever buying Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion


7.22.16
CNN.com—NBA pulls All Star Game from NC over bill that would restrict trans people to using the bathroom of their birth sex
USA Today—Florida policeman shoots unarmed black man who was on the ground with his hands in the air
ABCnews.com—Ted Cruz booed after speech at Republican Convention after he does not endorse Trump and tells delegates to vote their conscience
Fox News—Seagate announces first consumer 10 TB hard drive
CBS News—Oliver Stone says that Pokemon Go could lead to totalitarianism
NBC News—Elon Musk reveals next part of masterplan for Tesla


7.25.16
USA Today—IOC will not mass ban Russian athletes from competing in Rio after massive doping scandal, but will instead leave the decision up to the governing bodies of each sport
BBC News—Next version of Corning's Gorilla Glass meant to keep phone screens from shattering when dropped
CNN.com—DNC chair will not speak at convention after leaked emails reveal that she was not impartial about the candidates during the primaries
NBC News—World's last manufacturer of VCRs to cease production
ABCnews.com—China reveals world's largest amphibious aircraft
CBS News—Jeff Bezos now richer than Warren Buffett


7.26.16
BBC News—Electronic Frontier Foundation sues US government to overturn parts of the DMCA
USA Today—Judge rules that Bitcoin isn't money
CNN.com—Verizon buying Yahoo, which was once valued at $125 billion, for $4.8 billion
NBC News—Singapore street vendors become first food stalls in the world to be awarded a Michelin star
CBS News—California man sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to join ISIS
Fox News—Virtual reality company sues US Navy for nearly $600 million over pirated software


7.27.16
USA Today—Trump encourages Russia to hack into Hillary's emails from when she was Secretary of State.
CBS News—Dating site eHarmony to branch out into job searches
NBC News—Tesla opens its Gigafactory, which will allow it to produce its own batteries at a high volume
BBC News—Orangutan can mimic aspects of human speech
CNN.com—News anchor quits to become full time Lyft driver
Fox News—TV psychic Miss Cleo dies at 53


7.28.16
BBC News—Jeff Bezos now world's third richest man
CBS News—Chipotle to open new franchise line focusing on burgers, fries, and milkshakes
CNN.com—Google's moonshot projects lost nearly $900 million last quarter
ABCnews.com—Three longtime cast members leaving Sesame Street
USA Today—Apple has now sold 1 billion iPhones
NBC News—MTV to launch channel focused on the 90s


7.29.16
CNN.com—Russians hack into Clinton campaign servers and other Democratic party-related servers
USA Today—Federal appeals court rules that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is legal
Fox News—Facebook may owe billions in back taxes after IRS investigation
CBS News—Court strikes down discriminatory voter ID law in North Carolina
NBC News—Taco Bell testing out Cheetos burrito
BBC News—Company pays $135 million for the rights to the .web domain extension

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