Headlines edition

Friday headlines: Full of surprises

The New York TImes publishes a timeline of Russia's hacking of the 2016 election and Trump's insistence that it's all a hoax.

An excerpt from The Apprentice, a narrative history of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Lawyers for Dr. Ford start negotiations over possible testimony for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

If conservatives are divided over Judge Kavanaugh, it’s mostly along gender lines, particularly at the National Review.

President Trump, who stands accused of various levels of sexual misconduct by over a dozen women, drops his measured response and starts to attack Dr. Ford.

By the way: It's very much the FBI's "thing" to investigate something like Ford's claim against Kavanaugh.

Pakistani officials release ex-Prime Minister Sharif from prison only two months into a 10-year corruption sentence.

In Kongthong, a remote Indian village, everyone receives a melody from their mother to be used instead of a name.

The $100 bill is the most popular US bill in circulation. Ten years ago, it was less common than the $20 or the $1.

Video: How to turn your twenties into Tubmans.

"Numbers stations"—broadcasts that repeat numbers—are spy messages. You can find them, but you won't crack them.

Technology used to develop driverless cars is being deployed for border control in rural Texas.

Driverless cars meet #vanlife in a new concept from automakers: the autonomous mobile living room.

As video games become more beautiful, can a big-budget narrative game be made without violence?

A very funny discussion of the 10 best paintings depicting “Judith Beheading Holofernes.”

The history of the tuna sandwich is an all-American story, stocked with immigrants and racism.

"Found Sounds from the Edge of the Earth" includes ice cracking beneath Antarctica and Taiwanese frog songs.

Video: Industrial designer Nicole Hone creates 3D-printed aquatic lifeforms that come alive when pumped with air.

If customers request, a Maine chef will get lobsters baked before boiling them, for a "kinder passage" into death.

A Texas mayor shot and killed the 12-foot alligator that ate her miniature horse.