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  • Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’

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    Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:08:57 -0400
  • NKorea Launches Another Ballistic Missile

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    North Korea fired another ballistic missile early Saturday, US officials say, in a failed test believed to involved a short-range missile. The missile would have been able to hit Seoul, but not Japan.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:31:37 -0400
  • Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one week

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    The House passed a continuing resolution, or "CR," giving Congress until next Friday to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:13:54 -0400
  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

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    By Can Sezer and David Dolan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey's Western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup. "After technical analysis and legal consideration ... an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia. ...

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:29:32 -0400
  • Judge orders Arkansas to conduct autopsy on executed inmate

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    A federal judge has ordered the Arkansas authorities to conduct an autopsy on the body of an executed inmate whose lawyer described his death as "horrifying," including jerking and convulsions during his lethal injection. Judge Kristine Baker of the US Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued the order late Friday, less than 24 hours after the state executed the 38-year-old convicted multiple murderer Kenneth Williams. Arkansas officials had said the compressed timeline was necessary because the state's stock of a sedative used in the lethal injection, midazolam, was set to expire at the end of April.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:42:57 -0400
  • Woman, 66, is fifth victim to die in Stockholm truck attack

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    STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:08:01 -0400
  • Trump: I’m ‘disappointed’ with the speed of congressional Republicans

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    President Trump said he is disheartened with the pace of the Republican-controlled Congress, which has yet to send a signature piece of legislation to his desk.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:35:36 -0400
  • AG Sessions vows to 'hammer' MS-13 street gang

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    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged federal resources to crack down on the New York gang.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:18:38 -0400
  • Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving Rules

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    The tech giant also wants the state’s restriction on using self-driving vehicles without a human driver to be removed.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:04:16 -0400
  • Barack Obama says Obamacare is more popular than Trump in first attack on president

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    Barack Obama and Donald Trump have had something of a testy relationship since the New York businessman assumed the presidency.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:16:00 -0400
  • Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:28:38 -0400
  • Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious

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    Yet another fear among scientists and climate activists has become reality in the era of Trump. Decades of research and data about carbon emissions, other greenhouse gases, and more was hidden from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website by the Trump administration late Friday as the sprawling climate change webpage goes under "review."  Adding insult to injury, this comes on the eve of the People's Climate March.  Climate change activists have been wringing their hands ever since Inauguration Day, fearing that the new administration would do something just like this. The EPA has been chipping away at climate change mentions on its website since January, but Friday's takedown is the biggest, and most disturbing step yet.  SEE ALSO: In ultimate insult, Trump rolls back EPA's climate policies from within the EPA The webpage, which has been in existence for more than 20 years, explained what climate change is, what caused it and how it affects your health, among other things. In contrast to what Trump and his EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, have said about climate change (they don't believe it's man-made), the webpage notes many times how humans have contributed to climate change.  "Research indicates that natural causes do not explain most observed warming, especially warming since the mid-20th century. Rather, it is extremely likely that human activities have been the dominant cause of that warming," the webpage read, according to an archived version captured before Friday. Starting Friday evening, going to EPA.gov/climate and EPA.gov/climatechange sent visitors to a landing page that said, "This page is being updated." In an agency statement about the website changes, there's no mention of removing all the content, even if temporarily.  "The process, which involves updating language to reflect the approach of new leadership, is intended to ensure that the public can use the website to understand the agency's current efforts," the EPA's statement reads, adding in the last line that "content related to climate and regulation is also under review." At the very end of a Friday news dump: @EPA might take climate change information off its website pic.twitter.com/Gngh62R5sJ — Timothy Cama (@Timothy_Cama) April 28, 2017 While the climate landing page was down, certain climate-related sections could still be found through a Google search. For example, a section about climate indicators was still live as of Friday evening. "While it remains to be seen how information and information access will change as the EPA site is updated, it is concerning that this overhaul was not announced until the same day that pages like the Climate Change page, which serve as important public resources, were already becoming unavailable," said the Environmental Data and Governance Website Tracking Initiative, a nonprofit group closely tracking changes to climate information across the federal government, in a statement.  "The timing of this overhaul cuts off availability when access to trusted information about the science behind climate change will be necessary to enable a conversation about our changing climate," the group stated. Trump has made climate denying statements in the past, calling global warming a hoax. More recently he walked them back, claiming that climate change was naturally occurring and not man-made. Trump's EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, is a noted climate-change denier.  The administration is seeking to make deep cuts to the EPA's budget and personnel, potential involving thousands of layoffs and the gutting of its climate science programs, which could leave few qualified people left to update the climate science page in the next few years. The scientific findings presented on the EPA climate change website were used by many in the media and the scientific community to contradict claims Pruitt made in a CNBC interview on March 9, in which he said that carbon dioxide does not act as a "control knob," or thermostat, on the planet's climate:  "I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to the global warming that we see," Pruitt said. "But we don't know that yet, as far as... we need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis," he said.  On eve of #climatemarch, Trump EPA releases quiet, mumbling press release signaling censorship of climate change content from EPA website. https://t.co/MUxAIf5XMs — John Walke (@jwalkenrdc) April 28, 2017 The EPA's inspector general is investigating whether Pruitt's statement's violated agency policy because they departed so much from the agency's own scientific findings.  The EPA has a link back to an archived view of the site from before Trump took office on Jan. 19. That's exactly one day before Trump took over. But more recent archived versions of the site are available, such as this screenshot of the climate page from March 17. Earlier Friday, Trump signed an executive order that expands offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, something the Obama administration fought to curtail. The administration has been working to roll back Obama's other climate change programs, including the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which would restrict greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.  The website review may be aimed at bringing the site in line with such an agenda, but any editing of scientific information would run counter to the history of the site and the mission of the EPA.  Information about the website changes have been murky, with the administration's statement leaving much to be desired in terms of detail. There's no timeline on when the changes will be made either. Climate activists have already begun voicing their concerns on social media, and this is sure to fire them up as they ready for Saturday's big climate march.  Mashable science editor Andrew Freedman contributed reporting for this story. WATCH: Hero with a drone spots a shark circling below 3 oblivious surfers

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:23:32 -0400
  • 1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flames

    The 1992 Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992, after the acquittal of four LAPD police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King. Video of his treatment after a March 3, 1991, traffic stop drew international attention. Civil unrest, which included violence and looting, broke out on the streets of Los Angeles.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:08:26 -0400
  • Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico

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    Cops are still searching for him.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:25:00 -0400
  • Strong earthquake hits off Philippines, no major impact seen

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    A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a risk big waves could spread 300 km (190 miles) away from the epicenter, reaching as far away as Indonesia. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said no tsunami warning was issued after a quake it had measured at 7.2.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:22:10 -0400
  • ‘It may be Pocahontas’: Trump attacks Warren as potential 2020 rival

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    President Donald Trump insulted Sen. Elizabeth Warren by calling her “Pocahontas” again during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual meeting in Atlanta.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:01:58 -0400
  • The Latest: Judge orders evidence preserved from execution

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the final execution in Arkansas before the state's supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of the month (all times local):

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:25:54 -0400
  • Liberia tests mystery illness after 11 unexplained deaths

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    Liberia said Friday that samples from people struck down by a mystery illness are being tested abroad after 11 unexplained deaths, though Ebola has been ruled out. The unidentified illness has affected 19 people in Greenville, southeastern Liberia, who began showing symptoms on April 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed. Liberia's health ministry and the WHO have confirmed the disease is not Ebola, the hemorrhagic fever that killed thousands in a recent west African epidemic, despite some similar symptoms.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:34:06 -0400
  • Trump on his first 100 days in office: ‘I thought it would be easier’

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    As Trump's first one hundred days in office come to a close, Americans are reflecting on what the president and his administration have been able to accomplish since stepping into the White House. To call these first hundred days tumultuous would be an understatement, as Trump's attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed before it was even voted on and tensions with North Korea, Russia and even Canada have ratcheted up considerably. What does Trump think of all this? "I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview this week. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier." A shockingly candid admission from a man who willingly ran for the office of president, but not an especially surprising one, all things considered. Trump told his base that he would run the country like a business, but the American government doesn't operate like a business. Coming to an agreement with hundreds of representatives and senators is a world away from closing a real estate deal. But as difficult as the fight over healthcare, tax reform and foreign policy have proven to be, Trump still appears to be more concerned with proving to the American people how popular he really is, despite the polls. In the middle of a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, Reuters says that Trump paused to pass out "copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map." Why on earth a group of reporters would want to see an "updated" electoral map of an election that was decided nearly six months ago is beyond me, but Trump's insecurity knows no bounds. Following the "clarification" regarding the 2016 electoral map, Trump told the reporters that he is still warming up to the fact that he has to have 24-hour protection from the Secret Service. As a public figure (and one who appreciated attention), he never had much privacy in the first place, but now he says he's in his "own little cocoon," and that he "really can't go anywhere" with all the protection.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:08:39 -0400
  • Chicago schools to stay open despite lawsuit's rejection

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said the city's public schools will remain open until the end of the school year, despite a judge's decision Friday to toss a district lawsuit over education funding by the state of Illinois.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:28:14 -0400
  • Syria Says Israel Attacked With Missiles Today

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    The Syrian military said in a statement that the attack, which could be felt at least 15 kilometers (9 miles) away, was carried out by Israel and aimed to "raise the morale of terrorist groups" the government maintains are waging war against President Bashar Assad's forces.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:58:33 -0400
  • Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passes

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    Two conservative journalists have sparked outcry on social media by making what some have interpreted as a white supremacist hand symbol at a recent visit to the White House. “Just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House,” Fusion senior reporter Emma Roller tweeted, alongside a screenshot of the picture.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:46:00 -0400
  • Footage Shows 3 Inmates Brutally Beating Jail Guards, Leaving 1 Unconscious

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    Authorities say the trio repeatedly punched the two correctional deputies at Cook County Jail in Illinois.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:10:00 -0400
  • NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’

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    Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are “America’s greatest domestic threats.”

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:55:00 -0400
  • Malaysia PM warns inequality fuelling extremism; ASEAN urges calm over North Korea

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    By Kanupriya Kapoor and Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak warned on Friday that Southeast Asian countries needed to ensure their economic growth was inclusive, or risk marginalized people turning to violent extremism or even overturning political systems. "We know that those who see no hope in their own societies are more prone to the siren calls of terrorists who can exploit their vulnerability and fill them with their lies," Najib told an entrepreneurship event during an Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila. Islamist extremism is expected to be on the agenda, with fears for Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines about piracy, the rising threat of Islamic State and the ease with which militants can acquire weapons and move between countries.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:48:51 -0400
  • Man arrested in machete attack at university coffee shop

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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:38:56 -0400
  • The New Jersey Chemical Spill That Could Pollute U.S.-Argentine Relations

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    Argentina wants a fresh start with Washington. But the legal battle over a polluted New Jersey river could spoil those plans.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:49:06 -0400
  • Hong Kong pulls out stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule

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    A multi-million dollar programme of events in Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by colonial ruler Britain, but critics say the show is out of step with political tensions. China's President Xi Jinping is expected to visit for the July 1 anniversary, with security exercises under way in preparation. An official video of Canto pop stars performing a new song "Hong Kong, our home" is frequently broadcast on television networks.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:10:20 -0400
  • US Marines return to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand

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    US Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO's combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban. The deployment of some 300 Marines to the poppy-growing southern province came one day after the militants announced the launch of their "spring offensive", and as the Trump administration seeks to craft a new strategy in Afghanistan.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:11:08 -0400
  • Qualcomm slams Apple in scathing new statement

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    The Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. But you had still better be ready for the incoming spectacle. Case in point: Qualcomm on Friday issued a press release to tell everyone in the world that Apple has been a bad, bad company. Titled Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm's Agreements with Contract Manufacturers, the new statement is about Qualcomm’s revised guidance for the third quarter in light of Apple’s recent actions. Needless to say, this fight stands to have a dramatic impact on Qualcomm's performance. Apparently, Apple told Qualcomm that “Apple is withholding payments to its contract manufacturers for the royalties those contract manufacturers owe under their licenses with Qualcomm for sales during the quarter ended March 31, 2017,” and it will continue to do so until the patent dispute is settled. As a result, Qualcomm now expects revenue between $4.8 billion and $5.6 billion for the third quarter. Its prior guidance was between $5.3 billion and $6.1 billion. Comparatively, Qualcomm reported $6.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. In other words, iPhone money is really important to the chipmaker. "Apple is improperly interfering with Qualcomm's long-standing agreements with Qualcomm's licensees," executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm Don Rosenberg said. "These license agreements remain valid and enforceable. While Apple has acknowledged that payment is owed for the use of Qualcomm's valuable intellectual property, it nevertheless continues to interfere with our contracts. Apple has now unilaterally declared the contract terms unacceptable; the same terms that have applied to iPhones and cellular-enabled iPads for a decade. Apple's continued interference with Qualcomm's agreements to which Apple is not a party is wrongful and the latest step in Apple's global attack on Qualcomm. We will continue vigorously to defend our business model, and pursue our right to protect and receive fair value for our technological contributions to the industry." Things are definitely going to get interesting...

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:44:49 -0400
  • Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero

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    NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbors after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:43:25 -0400
  • Three children, 19 years in the US, no criminal record: Meet the man still deported by Donald Trump

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    As Mr Trump marks 100 days in the White House, the impact of his executive orders on immigration are reverberating across the country. Citizens from six Muslim-majority countries were told they could no longer enter the US, the nation’s refugee programme was suspended, and agents from US Customs and Border Protection have been raiding homes and business and deporting people deemed to be illegal. Mr Trump had originally said his priority was deporting those undocumented migrants who had broken the law.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:26:00 -0400
  • Body Believed to Be Teen Hiker Found, Grandmother Still Missing

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    He was found Friday, according to reports.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:47:00 -0400
  • United Airlines chief executive set to testify before Congress

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    The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal on April 9 of a passenger from a Chicago flight, an incident that drew international condemnation. The House Transportation Committee will hear from United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz, along with the airline's president, Scott Kirby, as well as lower level executives from American Airlines Inc, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:33:36 -0400
  • First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, "relax and enjoy in peace."

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:11:04 -0400
  • Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

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    By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. Saturday's protest in the capital -- called "We're sick of him" -- was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:53:00 -0400
  • Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lol

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    Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change.  He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation "dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants." The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. SEE ALSO: Trump's big EPA website change should make you furious It's just kind of funny that the man who has done all of the above couldn't get a sign for the protest that was bigger than a piece of computer paper.  Like, at what point did DiCaprio realize he wanted a sign? Did he wake up in a hotel and say, "Shit, I forgot people were going to write things on posters and walk around with them at this thing I'm going to today," and then he went to the nearest Staples, a Staples with markers but without posterboard? Did the hotel have a green and a red marker and a file folder somewhere? Does he keep these things in a bag? Anyway, it's just funny. WATCH: Giant icebergs are a big tourist draw in Newfoundland, and a warning sign

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:43:08 -0400
  • Rivals trade blame over Macedonia parliament violence

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    Macedonia's rival political parties traded blame Friday for an eruption of violence in the unstable Balkan country's parliament which left about 100 people injured. The chaos in Skopje broke out on Thursday evening, with dozens of nationalist demonstrators -- including a group of masked men -- breaking a police cordon and storming parliament in anger over a vote for a new speaker, an ethnic Albanian. The riots, which came after two years of political crisis, drew widespread condemnation, with NATO and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan echoing the worries expressed by the European Union and Washington.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:07:46 -0400
  • Get ready for all the wireless carriers to get worse

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    The last couple months have seen a welcome change in the wireless industry. Instead of massively confusing bills and data caps, we've had prices slashed across the board and unlimited data plans for all. But thanks to the unending drive for consolidation and profits, the good times aren't going to last. During the recent 600MHz spectrum auction, which ran from the end of 2016 all the way to last week, the government imposed a "quiet rule" on carriers. They couldn't talk about the auction, their plans with any spectrum, and they couldn't talk with anyone about merging. But now that quiet time is over, it's just a matter of time until some blockbuster deals happen. Rumors suggest that T-Mobile, Sprint, and Dish are all in talks for partnerships, acquisitions, or mergers. For Sprint, it's a fight for survival: recent financial results have been dire, and since the company didn't buy any new spectrum in the FCC's auction, the network won't see substantial improvements in the near future. SoftBank, the Japanese company that owns Sprint, has been looking for a chance to unload Sprint for years. The most-talked-about target is Deutsche Telekom, the majority owner of T-Mobile. The idea would be to merge T-Mobile and Sprint, the third-largest and fourth-largest networks in America, to form one super-network. Although that might lead to slightly improved coverage, it would be terrible for consumers in general. The fight between T-Mobile and Sprint for customers has led to lower prices, the ending of multi-year-contracts, and a host of other consumer-friendly moves in recent years. Losing Sprint, which offers the cheapest contracts of any of the big networks, would mean losing the one company that applies downwards pressure to prices. The alternatives aren't much better. One of the few other companies with the money and desire to build out a US-wide cell network could be Amazon. Owning a wireless network would give Amazon direct control over delivering some of its services, like Prime Video, straight to consumers without having to go through an existing internet service provider. A wireless network could also be invaluable in the future for Amazon's drone delivery service, which would need some kind of national command-and-control network. It's not just T-Mobile and Sprint that are rumored in merger deals, either. Dish Network, the satellite TV provider that also owns Sling TV, bought up $6 billion of spectrum at the FCC's recent auction, and now sits on one of the largest spectrum holdings in the US. It's possible that it could be bought out by a company like Comcast to build out a brand-new wireless network, or merge with an existing wireless network for further expansion. Any of those options would involve losing the country's biggest independent TV provider to a major cable company, which would be more bad news for consumers. Analyst Tim Farrar sees a combination of all these scenarios being the logical option: a three-way deal between T-Mobile, Amazon and Dish to build out a new network, using T-Mobile's new spectrum and Dish's spectrum holdings. Using Amazon's capital, they could quickly build out a fast and wide-reaching network with brand-new technology, which could be used by T-Mobile for cell service, by Dish for internet TV, and by Amazon for world domination/any of Jeff Bezos's pet projects. The bottom line is that the status quo isn't here to stay. Between Sprint's financial woes, T-Mobile's desire to build a giant new network at speed, and Dish's unused spectrum, it seems that a deal is likely. The only questions are when, and how badly it will affect wireless customers.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:34:40 -0400
  • MS-13 on Long Island: A look at 11 suspected victims

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    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Eleven mostly young people have been found dead in two New York suburbs since the start of the school year. All are believed to be victims of the MS-13 street gang. A look at the victims:

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:12:43 -0400
  • UK Government was handed dossier on Donald Trump links to Russia last year, court papers reveal

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    The British Government was passed the dossier detailing alleged collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump back in December, it has emerged. The collection of memos, which alleges the existence of a Russian programme "cultivating, supporting and assisting" Mr Trump to the presidency, was compiled by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele. It was known to have circulated among intelligence officials and top politicians in Washington, and the Guardian now reports that Mr Steele's court filings state he shared the memo with a British "national security official" in their official capacity.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:30:00 -0400
  • Tad Cummins' Wife Says She Warned Her Husband About Getting Too Close to Teen

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    Jill Cummins says the girl was like a daughter to her.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:37:00 -0400
  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

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    Korea's attempt to out-Prius the Prius.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:35:00 -0400
  • 19 Cute Red, White, and Blue Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

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    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:46:38 -0400
  • Iran: Tehran's mayor attacks Rouhani in pre-election debate

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran's mayor and presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf accused on Friday President Hassan Rouhani's administration of dishonesty, mismanagement and supporting the rich at the expense of the poor in the first debate between the six presidential candidates.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:28:26 -0400
  • Alvarez A Big Favorite Over Chavez

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    Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will meet on May 6 in Las Vegas.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:19:20 -0400
  • US condemns Macedonia parliament violence

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    The United States on Friday strongly condemned chaotic violence in Macedonia's parliament and called on authorities "to hold accountable" those responsible. "Violence has no place in the democratic process," the State Department said in a statement, adding "we urge all parties to remain calm" and respect the law. The violence erupted late Thursday when nationalist demonstrators, including a group of masked men, stormed the parliament in anger at a vote appointing Xhaferi, an ethnic Albanian.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:20:23 -0400
  • College student credits his Apple Watch for saving his life

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    Casey Bennett knew that by pressing down the side button of his Apple Watch it would dial 911 and text his emergency contact.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:30:01 -0400
  • Father of missing boy says he's desperate to find son

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of a 5-year-old boy reported missing about a week ago in California has released a statement saying he is desperate to find his son, on the same day homicide detectives searched his home.

    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:44:48 -0400
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