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How a landmark investigation unraveled a Washington timber-poaching gang.

In a shocking development in the closely watched Montana House race, a reporter for the Guardian is alleging that GOP candidate Greg Gianforte "body slammed" him on Wednesday evening.

Richard Wesley was filming his latest bow-hunting venture and captured a lot more than he was expecting.

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So far, the only person we've seen riding the Flyboard Air — a legit hoverboard/jetpack hybrid — is its inventor, so it may be really difficult to operate. But damn, this thing looks amazing.

"Star Wars" devotees who can't wait for December need look no further. With exclusive access to writer-director Rian Johnson, plus interviews with Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and others, Vanity Fair presents the ultimate sneak peek at "The Last Jedi"—and Carrie Fisher's lasting legacy.

"We develop these patterns of negative emotions, including worry, because they’re useful."

Also: the new CBO report says 23 million fewer people will have insurance in 10 years under the GOP's health care plan, and Jeff Sessions did not disclose his meetings with the Russian ambassador on his security clearance application.

It's why Millennials can't buy homes. It's the death of San Francisco food culture. It's the devil on toast. Somewhere along the way, the buttery fruit that is so deliciously slathered on toast across America, got a real bad rap for being trendy, and expensive.

Coyote Peterson thought he was getting a standard bee beard — until the honey bees turned on him and started stinging him.

For much of the past decade, tech investors have been enamored of software companies that could grow very quickly for little money, but modern capital markets have since unlocked far grander opportunities for tech entrepreneurs.

In California, millions of dollars' worth of almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are disappearing. Farmers are perplexed, the cops are confused, and the crooks are getting richer. We sent Peter Vigneron to the Central Valley to take a crack at the crimes.

President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this morning, and the Holy Father did not seem too happy about the meeting.

"The late Fox chief built a ratings juggernaut by exploiting me and many others."

German autobahns famously have no speed limit, which can lead to some very, very close calls, like this motorcycle cruising at 240 KPH (150 MPH).

Standing on one leg "is a challenging yoga posture, and a test of coordination that people use." To maintain our balance, we constantly use our muscles to make tiny adjustments to our posture. Flamingos have no such problem.

Robot vacuums are great for setting animals atop and creating viral videos. But, turns out, they’re also pretty good for cleaning your house.

​The White House released President Trump's proposed budged on Tuesday, and almost no one is happy with it. But what's inside it exactly? Why are people pissed? And what are the chances it will pass?

After helping drive many US bookstore chains out of business, Amazon has been opening its own retail stores.

Digg had the honor of sitting down with Maurice Ashley, an International Grandmaster of chess, to learn how chess-playing skills can translate into life-playing skills. Learn how chess masters size up their opponents and problems, push through failure, and ultimately become power players in the real world.

The New York Times' restaurant critic, Pete Wells, explains why he won't be covering the $750-per-head pop-up restaurant that's been called "the meal of the decade."

Rushing to boost graduation rates, more school districts are relying on "online credit recovery" — a form of instruction that may be selling students short.

Smartwatches haven't exactly taken.  Most models are just too dang complex to work with efficiently. Enter Ticwatch.

It takes a lot of patience, a subtle touch, and a big heart to dissuade even a single jumper. Former California Highway Patrolman Kevin Briggs did it over 200 times.

At the moment, Seattle’s banana market is a rotten mess. They’re tough to find in grocery stores, and restaurants can’t seem to sell them. And it’s all because Amazon has been handing out free bananas to anyone and everyone.

Yes, there's a dragon flying over a Dothraki horde. Yes, we're excited.

It's not Skynet that should worry us about AI, but rather the people who build, implement and employ those systems.

Hiroshi Sugimoto's ethereal images of empty cinemas will inject a much needed sense of calm into your week.

The winners of a contest to make the official video for "Tiny Dancer," almost 46 years after it was recorded, directed this short film about the highs and lows in the day of a diverse cast of characters in Los Angeles.

On the night of November 28, residents of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, found themselves in the midst of a nightmare. Within hours, a small blaze had exploded into the worst fire in the Smoky Mountains in a hundred years, forcing thousands to flee and leaving fourteen dead.

A rich man's hobby can have serious consequences for the rest of us.

President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do.

Each session of Camp Nick, a “masculinity camp” for boys age 8 to 11 held in a bucolic park in Santa Monica, California, begins with a chant: "We do what we HAVE to do before we do what we WANT to do!"

Jordan Kilgannon's dunk is something else, but we're just here for Shaq turning away in pure disbelief.

50 years after the Beatles dropped "Sgt. Pepper’s," no one can agree on who's number one.

Smuggling drugs into Kuwait is no mean feat, but smugglers are nothing if not creative — as evidenced by the capture of a homing pigeon wearing a pigeon colored backpack filled with 178 pills.

It sounds like Cassandra — with her illness, mother and deadbeat boyfriend — can't catch a goddamn break.

Using a camera, a printer, and a contact lens, hackers managed to bypass the S8's iris scanner.

You know that scene in "Premium Rush" when time freezes and Wilee imagines multiple paths through traffic. Yeah, that's really how our brains work.

Halfway through a stage in the Giro d'Italia, rider Tom Dumoulin was, uh, forced to make an unscheduled pitstop. Despite the stop, Dumoulin managed to maintain his overall lead in the race, although it was decreased substantially.

He's the face of television's most obsessed-over show. His hair alone has more fans than most actors. But as "Game of Thrones" enters its second-to-last season, Harington faces a dilemma: To enter the next phase of his career, must he leave Jon Snow behind?

Creepypasta​, media hysteria, and teenage suicide.

Oswalds Mill Audio makes $300,000 speakers from wood like ash, cherry, and walnut — plus slate and special cast iron. The sound quality is as good as the materials.

People taking mushrooms in 2016 needed medical treatment less than for MDMA, LSD and cocaine, while one of the riskiest drugs was synthetic cannabis.

Today President Trump visited Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial, and inscribed the guest book with a not-so-solemn note.

This dog has an urgent need to get patted on the head, and no, it cannot wait till the end of the segment.

“It’s a lot more than a transaction of sex or a lap dance. People are also paying to feel a certain way, they’re paying to feel powerful, they’re paying to feel like their boss.”

It’s a Dickensian profession that can still pay upwards of $650,000 per year.

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