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Thursday Headlines: The call is coming from inside the White House.

At 2:18 p.m. Eastern Time today, American cell phone users will receive their first emergency "Presidential Alert" text message. And no, you can't opt out.

Hurricane Trump headed to the Carolinas to wreak additional havoc on people's intelligence, including asking about whether his golf course was damaged, and telling people to "have a good time."

A timeline of how Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's letter was released, the timing of which Republicans call "disturbing," but happened because Feinstein was trying to protect Ford's identity—but submitting the letter to the FBI expanded the circle of who was aware of its revelations.

No, Kavanaugh's mother didn't foreclose on Blasey's parents—and more viral rumors about Christine Blasey Ford, debunked.

The man who created the 3D-printed gun has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor, and is now in hiding in Taiwan.

A federal search warrant shows that the New Mexico observatory that abruptly closed last week was because someone at the facility had been downloading and distributing child pornography.

While they've done well in recent special elections, Democrats haven't won—that's a problem for their midterm hopes.

Ahead of the midterms, ProPublica updates its Election DataBot to show precise campaign activity as it occurs.

An interactive map shows distance still plays a role in how socially connected individuals are between US counties.

What’s the one line from those debates that everyone remembers now? It’s “Nasty Woman.” What’s the visual? It’s Trump literally skulking around Hillary, dominating her with his body. It’s theatre. And right now the bad actors are winning. Laurie Penny on rejecting a festival with Steve Bannon, and how political upstaging undermines intelligent debate.

Facebook may face lawsuits for allowing companies to restrict job ads by gender—a practice deemed illegal in 1973.

Ceasing biannual time changes, the EU will let each member country choose whether to stay on summer or winter time.

High net worth Britons are the second least likely—after wealthy Americans—to invest in sustainable assets.

Researchers rarely study unexplored genes, as the unknown offers less opportunity for career rewards.

African Americans are missing from cancer drug trials, yet are twice as likely as white Americans to be diagnosed with cancer.

The world's most advanced pediatric patient simulator can cry for his mother, weep, and show symptoms of fear.

Physicists locate the rest of the universe's ordinary (not dark) matter in the hot gas between galaxies.

No one in Yemen is consistently perceived as legitimate across all cross-sections of society. And Al Qaeda and Marebi sheikhs aside, no one seems to be all of that interested in earning their legitimacy. What the West got wrong about Yemen’s political upheaval.

The internet before the Trump White House was more chill, which is why the @chillsitch Twitter account had to die.

Unesco adds Orwell's archives, including the first appearance of "Two Minutes Hate" and "Newspeak," to its register.

A collection of landscapes by legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser.

“Asian” provides political cover to “Crazy Rich,” as the film markets itself as a celebration of diversity rather than a celebration of the elite in an age of historic inequality, including within Asia and for Asian Americans themselves. How did the crazy rich Asians get so wealthy? The answer isn’t in the film—and should complicate readings of it.

Gravity-defying scenes by painter Cinta Vidal.