Amid donor screening concerns, sperm bank industry is "buyer beware"

A New York City sperm bank faces multiple lawsuits, claiming it did not properly screen its donors for genetic diseases. The sperm bank industry is expected to be worth more than $5 billion by 2025, but some families say they're learning troubling information after the fact. Anna Werner reports.
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Tim Tebow drops $2.9 million on Florida mansion
The massive home features five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms spread over 8,247 square feet of interior space.
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Twelve South Launches 'StayGo' USB-C Hub With Eight Ports
Twelve South today launched a new product called the "StayGo," which is a portable hub that connects to USB-C MacBooks and MacBook Pros. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Twelve South and Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. According to the company, the hub restores all eight legacy ports and connections to modern Mac notebooks. This includes: three USB-A ports (USB 3.0), one 4K HDMI port, one Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB-C ports (one for power input and one for connecting to the computer), and independent SD and Micro-SD card ports. The StayGo comes with a 1-meter cable that is long enough to hide the accessory and its connected cables out of sight when you're working at home. The company is pitching the new device as a combination home and travel companion, which means that it also includes a 6-inch travel cord (seen below on the right) that stores inside the hub. StayGo is available for $99.99 on and at Amazon.Tag: Twelve SouthThis article, "Twelve South Launches 'StayGo' USB-C Hub With Eight Ports" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Andrew Warren will testify against co-defendant Wyndham Lathem in hairstylist’s murder
A British man accused of butchering a Chicago hairstylist as part of a twisted sexual fantasy with a Northwestern University professor has accepted a plea deal and will testify against his co-defendant in exchange for a 45-year prison sentence, prosecutors said. Andrew Warren, a onetime Oxford University financial officer, was set to go on trial...
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Teen electrocuted on Guatemala trip by live wire in hotel pool
A vacationing Tennessee teen was killed and his sister injured by a live electrical wire that was for some reason left in a Guatemala hotel swimming pool. Seth Washam, 18, was on an academic study program in the country Thursday with his older sister, Emma, when the fatal incident occurred, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported....
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North West wears a nose ring to celebrate grandma MJ’s birthday
The 6 year old is a style star.
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French carmaker Peugeot to seek European company legal status
French carmaker Peugeot said it would be looking to take up the formal legal status of being a European company, which it said would better reflect the business and the integration of the Opel/Vauxhall businesses.
From #TelegramGate to #RickyLeaks: Puerto Rico is on
Two weeks ago, Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism published one of the most consequential investigative stories in the island's history: a trove of leaked private Telegram chats between Governor Ricardo Rossello and his most senior advisors and officials, in which the group use crude, homophobic and misogynist labels to mock and degrade opposition figures, Puerto Rican celebrities, and the people of Puerto Rico as they struggled with the aftermath of hurricanes Maria and Irma, left to swelter and die by a local and national government that had abandoned them. Since then, Puerto Rico has been roiled by mass demonstrations, initially calling for Rossello's resignation, but now for deep, structural reforms to an island whose long history has been one of colonial occupation, oppression, and looting. The protests have been led by feminists and queer activists, supported by the likes of Ricky Martin, a beloved, gay Puerto Rican pop star who was targeted for homophobic slurs in the leaks. As they've gained strength, the protests have drawn out more and more people from all walks of life -- with the vanguard still made up by political radicals who will not accept cosmetic compromises. The Puerto Rican government has responded with riot squads and violent suppression, in a spectacular miscalculation that has only brought out more people. To make things worse, the police appear to have manufactured a casus belli by setting off fireworks behind their lines, a fraud so transparent that it has robbed them of any credibility they had left. Read the rest
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Pixelmator Pro Gains Photos Editing Extension, New Zoom Tool, Updated Crop Tool and More
The team behind Pixelmator Pro today released a major update for the photo editing app, introducing useful new capabilities that make it easier than ever to edit your photos. There's now a Pixelmator Pro editing extension for the built-in Photos app on the Mac, which includes all of the tools and features from the full Pixelmator Pro app. With the extension, you can make edits to your photos using the tools from Pixelmator Pro without having to leave the Photos app. This makes for a more streamlined editing workflow when you're working with images stored within the Photos app. Pixelmator Pro documents are also now able to be saved to the Photos app, and iCloud sync is supported for Pixelmator Pro documents saved to Photos. Along with an editing extension for Photos, today's Pixelmator Pro update adds a new Zoom Tool for zooming into and panning around images more easily. The Crop tool also now features a Delete mode, the ability to crop to custom pixel sizes, and redesigned crop presets. There are a whole range of other smaller updates and tweaks in Pixelmator Pro, listed on the Pixelmator Pro website. Pixelmator Pro can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $39.99. The update is free for existing customers. [Direct Link]Tag: PixelmatorThis article, "Pixelmator Pro Gains Photos Editing Extension, New Zoom Tool, Updated Crop Tool and More" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Inventables raises $11.5 million for 3D carving hardware and design software
One stated goal of Chicago-based Inventables, which raised $11.5 million in series C funding, is to democratize 3D carving.
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Pandora’s voice assistant launches for everyone
Voice Mode, Pandora's voice assistant, rolls out to Pandora app users on all platforms following a limited January launch.
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Apple’s ‘iPhone 11’ reportedly includes Lightning port, new Taptic Engine, and updated front-facing camera
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple is reportedly planning to release three new “iPhone 11” models this fall that will include the existing Lightning connector. 9to5Mac reports that these new iPhones will include Apple’s latest A13 chip and a new Taptic Engine that’s codenamed “leap haptics.” There aren’t many details about what this new Taptic Engine will provide, but it’s clearly going to replace the 3D Touch feature that looks like it’s on its way out. We’ve seen a number of leaks focus on the cameras in the iPhone 11 previously, and Apple is expected to use a triple-camera system on its OLED iPhone 11 models. 9to5Mac backs up previous rumors that the extra space in the rear camera system will accommodate a wide-angle camera. This new camera will also enable a new Smart Frame feature, which will reportedly capture the area around the framed part of a picture so you can adjust the framing and perspective. The front-facing camera on the iPhone 11 will also reportedly get upgraded to make it capable of capturing in slo-mo at 120 fps. Apple is expected to keep the same display resolutions as the existing iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, and these new models look set to simply replace Apple’s current lineup. We’re less than two months away from Apple likely unveiling these updated handsets, so expect to hear a lot more rumors about the software and hardware aspects in the coming weeks.
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How to Hack Your Baby's Clothing
Dressing an infant can be fun. Perhaps you have a drawer full of onesies with slogans such as: “Diaper loading. Please wait.” Hilarious. But it can be tricky at times, too. We’ve got some clever solutions to some common baby clothing challenges.Read more...
Pandora's Voice Mode is your personal music assistant
Pandora is rolling out Voice Mode to all users today. While you may have used Pandora voice controls on smart products like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the new feature takes voice commands to the next level. It's meant to be more like a personal ass...
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Cold War–Era Bunker Mania Forever Altered Albania
Communism left distinct architectural legacies in countries across the former Soviet bloc. In Albania, it's concrete bunkers that now serve other uses.
Trump calls Squad ‘Nightmare for America,’ says Omar will help him win home state in 2020
President Trump on Tuesday insisted he will add Minnesota to his win column in the 2020 presidential election because voters will side with him against the state’s far-left Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the four members of the so-called “Squad” he has been feuding with for days.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects new sub that could potentially threaten US
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a newly built submarine on Tuesday as North Korean and U.S. negotiators wait to return to the bargaining table.
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A glimpse at Beth Chapman’s final episodes of ‘Dog’s Most Wanted’
WGN America has set a premiere date of Sept. 4 for the series starring Duane “Dog” Chapman and his late wife.
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Tropical depression forms in the Bahamas
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Boris Johnson to Be U.K.’s Next Prime Minister
The Tory leader will now take control of the fraught Brexit process.
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Body of supermarket employee found inside store, behind cooler nearly 10 years after he was first reported missing: police
The decomposed male body found in January behind a cooler in a vacant former supermarket in Iowa was identified by police Monday as belonging to an employee who vanished nearly a decade ago. 
Klay Thompson and rumored ex Laura Harrier hit Dodgers game
Thompson and Harrier were first linked in late 2018.
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NYPD issues memo over cops’ water-bucket dousing detailing possible charges
Hours after disturbing videos surfaced of uniformed police officers getting blind-sided by people hurling water at them,  NYPD brass told cops they should not “tolerate” such behavior — and outlined “enforcement options” available if the same thing happens to them, The Post has learned. “[P]olice officers are not expected to tolerate conduct that may cause...
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Former brewer Hickenlooper says he wants to bring ‘harmony, hope, and hops to Washington’
Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper touts his record as the co-founder of a successful chain of craft beer brew pubs in a new digital ad. “I want to bring my proven experience and the bridge building collaborative spirit of craft beer to the White House,” the long-shot for the Democratic nomination says in his campaign video.
Trump says Boris Johnson 'will be great' as Prime Minister
US President Donald Trump has congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming the leader of the Conservative Party and the UK's next prime minister.
Former judge dragged out of courtroom following own sentencing
A stunned-looking former Ohio judge was dragged limp out of a courtroom following her own sentencing for improperly passing on confidential documents to her brother, footage of the chaotic scene showed. Tracie Hunter, who worked as a juvenile court judge, was sentenced to six months in jail Monday following a contentious hearing presided by Hamilton...
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Gareth Bale's Real Madrid career turns sour
When Gareth Bale arrived at Real Madrid in September 2013, for a then-world record fee, it looked to be a match made in heaven.
Family finds giant python snake sunbathing on their deck
An Australian family was flabbergasted after they found a near 7-foot-long carpet python sunbathing and taking a nap on their deck.
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Virginia school's transgender bathroom ban is back in court
The hearing is the latest step in a yearslong legal battle that has come to embody the debate over transgender student rights.
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Alibaba will allow US small businesses to sell
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings will now allow small businesses in the United States to sell on Alibaba the company said on Tuesday, an effort to tap into the business-to-business e-commerce market and fend off fierce competition from rivals like Amazon. Roughly one-third of buyers on Alibaba are US-based. More than 95 percent of...
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EU has 35 billion euro list ready if U.S. hits EU cars: EU trade chief
The European Union would retaliate with extra duties on 35 billion euros ($39.1 billion) worth of U.S. goods if Washington went ahead with tariffs on EU cars, the bloc's trade chief said on Tuesday.
'You're a loser, I'm a winner' - ugly scenes as GB's Duncan Scott refuses to share podium with Sun Yang
Britain's Duncan Scott, the bronze medallist, refuses to share the podium with China's 200m freestyle gold medallist Sun Yang, who served a three-month drugs ban in 2014.
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Top Khamenei aide hails Iran's downing of U.S. drone, tanker seizure
A top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday praised Iran's recent downing of a U.S. drone and seizure of a British-flagged tanker as turning points in "Muslims' struggle", the semi-official news agency Fars said.
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Fujifilm’s new surveillance camera can read license plates from 1km away
Fujifilm has announced a new long-range surveillance camera that can spot vehicles’ licence plates from a kilometer away. To accomplish this, the so-called Fujifilm SX800 packs a built-in lens capable of 40x optical zoom, boosting the focal length from 20mm to 800mm. It also supports a 1.25x digital zoom for a maximum focal length of 1,000mm. To put this in simpler terms, the Japanese camera-maker says this equals about a kilometer in distance. And, indeed, it has included samples of the SX800’s zoom-in chops. Here’s what this looks like: Pretty impressive, right? Now imagine if someone manages to put this… This story continues at The Next Web
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Iran reassures Iraq over freedom of maritime navigation: ministry
Iran has reassured Iraq that there will be freedom of international maritime navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, Iraq's oil ministry said on Tuesday.
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Amazon delivery driver caught pooping in customer’s garden
Special delivery? Amazon has issued an apology to a customer in the UK after a delivery driver was caught on video defecating in her garden. The footage shows a man wearing a bright yellow vest popping a squat behind a wooden fence on the Wiltshire property of Rebekah Eleanor Read, who posted the security tape...
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India denies asking for Donald Trump's mediation in Kashmir
US president’s remark came during meeting with Pakistani prime minister, Imran KhanIndia’s foreign minister has firmly denied Donald Trump’s claim that the US president was invited by the Indian government to mediate in the Kashmir dispute, following a furious response from opposition MPs.Trump’s remarks, made sitting alongside the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, on Monday, provoked uproar in the Indian parliament and demands for the prime minister, Narendra Modi, to respond. Continue reading...
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Spain's acting PM fails in first attempt to form new government
Socialist party leader Pedro Sánchez fails to win support of anti-austerity Unidas Podemos Spain’s Socialist party leader, Pedro Sánchez, has failed in his first attempt to form a new government after the anti-austerity Unidas Podemos party abstained in a parliamentary vote.Sánchez, who has been acting prime minister since an inconclusive election in April, needed an absolute majority of at least 176 votes in his favour in the 350-seat house to be confirmed as PM. Instead he received 124 votes in favour and 170 against, and there were 52 abstentions. Continue reading...
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How the hell does your phone’s in-screen fingerprint scanner work?
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. If you’ve used any modern Android devices, you’ll have come across the current unlocking trend: the in-screen fingerprint scanner. Over the past decade of smartphones, one of the clearest usability evolutions has been how we unlock our devices. We’ve moved from typing in passcodes, to fingerprint scanners, to facial recognition, but the method most seen at the moment is the aforementioned in-screen fingerprint scanner. For those not in the know, this — as the name suggests —… This story continues at The Next Web
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on strong Coca-Cola, United Tech earnings
U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, lifted by upbeat earnings from blue-chip companies including Coca-Cola and United Technologies, that soothed concerns over the pace of economic growth.
‘Bachelor’ operations not impacted by domestic violence claims against creator
“The Bachelor” and its sister shows are in wait-and-see mode as an incident involving creator Mike Fleiss continues to be investigated.
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Boris Johnson's dad: UK can't only focus on US relations
Stanley Johnson, the father of UK's next Prime Minister Boris Johnson, discusses how he thinks his son will get along with US President Donald Trump and how Johnson will will sort out relations in Europe amid Brexit negotiations.
Jeffrey Epstein appeals decision to deny bail in sex trafficking case
The financier Jeffrey Epstein has appealed a federal judge's decision to keep him in jail while he awaits trial on sex trafficking charges.
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Trump asked to explain claim he could end Afghan war in 10 days
President Trump suggested U.S. military could just wipe "Afghanistan from the face of the earth… I just don't want to kill 10 million people"
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You can watch the 'Fortnite' World Cup finals while playing 'Fortnite'
Are you such a big Fortnite fan that you can't bear the thought of having to stop playing to watch the Fortnite World Cup finals? You're in luck. Epic Games has introduced picture-in-picture streaming as part of the game's 9.41 update, giving you a...
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Improve Your Critical Thinking at Work
Helen Lee Bouygues, founder of the Reboot Foundation, believes that a lack of critical thinking is responsible for many business failures. She says organizational leaders often rely too heavily on expertise and then jump to conclusions. Instead, leaders should deliberately approach each problem and devote time thinking through possible solutions. The good news, she says, is that critical thinking skills can developed and practiced over time. Bouygues is the author of the article “3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking.”
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Fulham ready to bounce back after learning from last season’s mistakes | Dominic Fifield
The chaotic recruitment policy pursued before their brief return to the Premier League has been replaced by sensible planning, headed by their manager, Scott ParkerIt was as the conversation ticked inexorably towards the hour that Tony Khan issued the closest thing yet to a rallying cry. The Fulham vice-chairman and director of football operations had been talking with the excellent podcast Fulhamish late last month, addressing the issues which had contributed to a traumatic one‑season stay in the top flight and the sense of anticlimax which had accompanied the club’s slump back into the second tier.For all his enthusiasm for social media, the audience felt rare, even bold given the club’s lack of activity up to then in the transfer market. Yet, with additions and a key contract renewal pending, Khan’s outlook had been bullishly optimistic for the campaign ahead. Continue reading...
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How to Send Email Newsletters to Instapaper
Email newsletters are trendy right now, but they can be a lot. If newsletters are clogging up your inbox, here’s how to send them to Instapaper. (Plus a workaround for Pocket.)Read more...