Sport

Report: DJ LeMahieu, Yankees finalizing 6-year, $90 million deal

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees and AL batting champion DJ LeMahieu worked Friday to put in place a six-year contract worth about $90 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. LeMahieu, who turns […]

Lifestyle

Best friends forever? How the adolescent brain reacts to good friends

During adolescence, some young people have stable best-friend relationships, while others change best friends frequently. Development psychologist Lisa Schreuders has studied the brains of young adolescents: “It seems that friendships in your early years can have consequences for your friendships later in life.” Her article on the research, written together with Berna Güroğlu and other […]

Business

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Does stylus spell end of the Note?

Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S smartphone works with its stylus for the first time. The S Pen is an optional add-on for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. But the move will fuel speculation the firm will phase out its separate Note handset range. Samsung told the BBC it had yet to make a decision about this. […]

Technology

Amazon pulls white supremacist novel The Turner Diaries alongside QAnon purge

Amazon store listings for the infamous white supremacist novel The Turner Diaries have been removed, replaced with a “page not found” message, indicating the item is no longer available for purchase. Amazon has seen pushback from critics in recent days for its decision to sell the novel, which The Los Angeles Times specifically called out […]

News

Off the grid, heavily armed and radicalized: He’s a law enforcement nightmare

Lonnie Coffman, the man accused of driving a pickup truck filled with Molotov cocktails and other deadly weapons to the nation’s capital, lives in a brick ranch house in the backwoods of Alabama. Coffman had no criminal record. No apparent social media accounts. And no city officials or law enforcement in the area had ever […]

Sport

Hernandez, Stripling agree to 1-year deals with Blue Jays

TORONTO — Outfielder Teoscar Hernandez agreed to a $4,325,000, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, who reached a $3 million, one-year deal with right-hander Ross Stripling. The pair were the only Blue Jays remaining eligible for arbitration going into Friday’s scheduled exchange of proposed figures. Hernandez, 28, hit .230 with 16 homers and 34 […]

Lifestyle

Low fitness linked to higher psoriasis risk later in life

In a major register-based study, scientists at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now demonstrated a connection between inferior physical fitness in young adults and elevated risk of the autoimmune disease psoriasis. For the male recruits to compulsory military training who were rated as the least fit, the risk of developing psoriasis later was 35 percent […]

Business

Tesla asked to recall 158,000 cars over safety concerns

Tesla has been asked to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over an issue with failing touchscreens, which could increase the risk of crashes. The problem involves the memory chips used in the displays of cars made between 2012 and 2018, which wear out, causing the screen to stop working. The National Highway […]

Technology

Acer’s new Predator Triton 300 SE is an ultrapowerful, ultralight gaming laptop

Intel and Nvidia have both announced new PC parts that promise a new wave of ultralight gaming PCs with unheard of power. And Acer is already here to make those promises a reality with its new Predator Triton 300 SE gaming laptop, a 17.9mm thin, 3.75 pound gaming laptop that can be configured with Intel’s […]

News

Selfies, social media posts making it easier for FBI to track down Capitol riot suspects

They posted that they were storming the Capitol to Facebook. They livestreamed it on YouTube and made Instagram stories of their fellow rioters as they broke in. As the FBI continues to round up rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 to try to stop President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration last week, it’s finding […]