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Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: Awaiting the Summary’s Release

The attorney general, William Barr, and his team are preparing a summary of the special counsel’s report for Congress.

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Andrew Liptak

Apple’s original TV shows reportedly won’t be free — plus $9.99 for HBO, Starz, Showtime

Tomorrow, Apple will unveil its strategy for services in an event that is expected to reveal its Apple News subscription and its television streaming platform. According to a lengthy report from The Wall Street Journal, it sounds like the company has been negotiating with premium channels HBO, Showtime, and Starz to offer a standardized $9.99 monthly subscription each, will reportedly charge $9.99 for its news service, and will likely charge for access to its original content, which had been...


Chloe Bryan

In praise of the weeklong social media break

Perhaps your phone has delivered your weekly Screen Time report and you know, in your heart, that it's time to take a break from social media. This is good. A little break is nice every now and then.

But you don't need to embark on a full 30-day screen-free detox every time you overdo it on Twitter. Instead, consider a weeklong break. Yes, just seven days. Will it irrevocably change your habits? Probably not. But a valuable break doesn't have to.

Crucially, you do not have to announce that...


Sasha Lekach

Leaked Microsoft Edge browser confirms new features

Microsoft's Edge browser is coming out soon with a Google Chromium-powered revamp and an online leak showed all the features.

The Verge reported the leak Sunday on various online forums and sharing sites. A public preview is expected soon, but so far only media outlets have gotten a look at the Edge's new open source-powered browser. 

SEE ALSO: Microsoft cybersecurity expert: Please, stop using Internet Explorer as a web browser

Chrome extension support, eventual compatibility on Mac, and...


Georgia Tech D-lineman Adams dies at age 21

Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams has died at age 21, the school announced.


Bama parts ways with Johnson after 4 seasons

The University of Alabama and men's basketball coach Avery Johnson have parted ways after four seasons.

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Watergate reporter: Want to avoid the 'drip, drip, drip'

Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein stresses the importance of releasing the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

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Mueller report summary expected Sunday

Attorney General William Barr is expected to provide Congress and the public Sunday with his summary of the main conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a person familiar with the process.

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Adi Robertson

Girl on the Third Floor is a skin-crawling horror movie about home improvement

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special-event releases. This review comes from the 2019 SXSW Interactive Festival.

It’s hard finding new ways to haunt a house. And Girl on the Third Floor, a horror film that premiered at 2019’s SXSW Interactive Festival, doesn’t make a point of trying. It hits the classic beats of the genre, largely established by Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House: a protagonist with a troubled...


Brian Heater

MoviePass parent’s CEO discusses the service’s rocky year

In the space of a few months, MoviePass went from being the hottest startup on the block to a cautionary tale about growing too big, too fast.

By the time the summer of MoviePass came to an end, the company that was going to permanently disrupt the box office was hemorrhaging money. It changed its subscription plans repeatedly, while a service outage found its parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics, asking creditors for a $5 million loan.

The company’s past year is littered with...


Alex Wilhelm

It’s not so obvious that this VC firm is focused on impact

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor With these numbers, it’s no surprise SoftBank is investing in Latin America Two Austin-based VC firms are each raising $100M funds

Obvious Ventures was founded in 2014 by Medium CEO and Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, along with Vishal Vasishth and James Joaquin. Its mission? To invest...


Jon Evans

Where did social media go wrong?

For most of my life, the Internet, particularly its social media — BBSes, Usenet, LiveJournal, blogosphere, even MySpace, early Twitter and Facebook — consistently made people happier. But roughly 5 years ago it began to consistently make people more miserable. What changed?

I posted that question to Twitter a week ago, and the most notable response was the response that did not exist: not a single person disputed the premise of the question. Yes, Twitter responses are obviously...


Kirsten Korosec

Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming.

Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An email subscription is coming!

This week, we’re shoving as much transportation news, tidbits and insights in here as...


Romain Dillet

Apple could announce its gaming subscription service on Monday

Apple is about to announce some new services on Monday. While everybody expects a video streaming service as well as a news subscription, a new report from Bloomberg says that the company might also mention its gaming subscription.

Cheddar first reported back in January that Apple has been working on a gaming subscription. Users could pay a monthly subscription fee to access a library of games. We’re most likely talking about iOS games for the iPhone and iPad here.

Games are the most...


Morgan Sung

Here's the difference between CBD and THC

Whether you're trying to master the art of joint rolling or just want to try to alleviate a sore back, every cannabis user should know the difference between CBD and THC. 

TL;DR: THC will get you high. CBD probably won't. But it's really more complicated than that. 

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that interact with receptors found throughout the body to achieve certain physiological effects. 

Scientists have identified over 100 different cannabinoids...


James Dator

This astounding lacrosse play featured BEHIND THE BACK EVERYTHING


We’ve seen great behind-the-back passes before, even behind-the-back goals — but I can’t recall the last time we saw EVERYTHING behind-the-back like Centennial High School lacrosse pulled off over the weekend.

@SportsCenter @espn #SCTOP10 Quadruple BTB Goal off of a Faceoff! @Ryan_Siracusa @KnightsLaxCHS pic.twitter.com/pY0RzW2G2o

— Caleb Sadd (@calebsadd20) March 23, 2019

Centennial made a concerted effort from the moment of the faceoff to keep going behind-the-back at...

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Democrats, Awaiting Mueller Report Findings, Vow to Press On With Their Inquiries

“The job of Congress is much broader than the job of the special counsel,” one top Democrat said as his party and Republicans jostled to set expectations over the report.


Irving critical of Celtics' implosion, D on Walker

After the Celtics blew a 112-94 lead to the Hornets, Kyrie Irving appeared to question the team's defensive strategy against Kemba Walker, who he said "torches us every time we play him."

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