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Richard Branson Inspired by Apollo, His Own Space Shot Soon

Richard Branson Inspired by Apollo, His Own Space Shot Soon

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jul 20
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson said Thursday his spaceship has just a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip.

Buried in Opioids, Sickened Community Eyes Drugmakers' Role

Buried in Opioids, Sickened Community Eyes Drugmakers' Role

CORPORATE | By Angie Wang and John Minchillo | Jul 20
The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county. Five children in one elementary school class were said to have lost a parent to overdoses.

Netflix Subscriber Drop Hints at Streaming-Service Fatigue

Netflix Subscriber Drop Hints at Streaming-Service Fatigue

PERSONAL TECH | By Mae Anderson | Jul 20
A dramatic slowdown in worldwide growth at Netflix — including the first quarterly drop in its U.S. subscribers since 2011 — is raising questions about just how much are people willing to pay for streaming services.

Millennial Money: Credit Score Up? Build Credit Smarts, Too

Millennial Money: Credit Score Up? Build Credit Smarts, Too

FINANCE | By Amrita Jayakumar | Jul 20
Consumers' grasp of credit is the lowest it's been in eight years, according to an annual survey by credit scoring company VantageScore and the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit association of consumer groups.

Polish City's First LGBT Pride Parade Disrupted

Polish City's First LGBT Pride Parade Disrupted

INTERNATIONAL | Jul 20
Police in eastern Poland say they detained a number of people who verbally abused and tried to block participants in the first LGBT pride parade held in a city that hosted far-right marches in the past.

Co-Stars Say Huffman Remorseful for Role in College Case

Co-Stars Say Huffman Remorseful for Role in College Case

NATIONAL | Jul 20
Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal.

Hand Signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong Protester Playbook

Hand Signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong Protester Playbook

LEGAL | By Yanan Wang | Jul 20
Hong Kong's youth are no rookies when it comes to protests. The city's young activists have fine-tuned their strategies since Occupy Central in 2014, a months-long pro-democracy demonstration that ended without tangible victories.

Corvette Goes Mid-Engine for First Time to Raise Performance

Corvette Goes Mid-Engine for First Time to Raise Performance

AUTO SHOWS | By Tom Krisher | Jul 20
When you first lay eyes on the new 2020 Corvette, a modern version of the classic American sports car isn't the first thing that pops into your head. Instead, you think Lamborghini, Lotus, McLaren.

Fast-Growing Web of Doorbell Cams Raises Privacy Fears

Fast-Growing Web of Doorbell Cams Raises Privacy Fears

PERSONAL TECH | By Rachel Lerman | Jul 20
Critics complain that the home video security systems turn neighborhoods into places of constant surveillance and create suspicion that falls heavier on minorities.

Hawaii Telescope Protesters Don't Back Down After Arrests

Hawaii Telescope Protesters Don't Back Down After Arrests

SCIENCE | By Caleb Jones | Jul 20
Activists have fought the Thirty Meter Telescope in the courts and on the streets for years, but the latest protest could be their final stand as they run out of legal options.

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