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June 06, 2015
Pelosi Says She ‘Doesn’t Care’ After DHS Contradicts Claim that SOTU Should be Cancelled

Pelosi Says She ‘Doesn’t Care’ After DHS Contradicts Claim that SOTU Should be Cancelled

Speaker Nancy Pelosi reacted with ambivalence Wednesday night after the Department of Homeland Security contradicted her claim that the upcoming State of the Union address should be cancelled due to security concerns resulting from the ongoing government shutdown. “I don’t care what they said,”...

Kenya police detain nine in connection with deadly hotel attack

Kenya police detain nine in connection with deadly hotel attack

Kenyan detectives have arrested nine suspects in connection with a Somali militant attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex that killed 21 people, police said on Friday, indicating the search for possible accomplices in the raid is gathering pace. President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday...

The U.S. Navy’s New Missile Defense Is a Bad Idea

The U.S. Navy’s New Missile Defense Is a Bad Idea

"As a defense against ICBMs, the SM-3 might not work. And even if it does, it might only make America less safe."

Aeromexico ad campaign trolls anti-Mexican sentiment in US with DNA discounts

Aeromexico ad campaign trolls anti-Mexican sentiment in US with DNA discounts

Mexican airline Aeromexico is offering DNA discounts to U.S. travelers based on their percentage of Mexican heritage.

U.S. Calls Canadian’s Death Sentence in China ‘Politically Motivated’

U.S. Calls Canadian’s Death Sentence in China ‘Politically Motivated’

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, speaking to reporters near Montreal, said Canada is in a “difficult moment” after the arrest of a top Huawei Technologies Co. executive last month in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition request. Nine days after that, a Canadian diplomat and a businessman were seized...

Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy law

Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy law

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called for the US to introduce a national privacy law, attacking a “shadow economy” in which people’s personal data is bought and sold without their knowledge. Mr Cook said companies should have to collect as little data as possible and make it easy for people...

The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse races

The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse races

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):

U.S. shutdown taking toll on FDA, USDA inspection roles: experts

U.S. shutdown taking toll on FDA, USDA inspection roles: experts

Workers in public health laboratories are reporting disruptions in the analysis of DNA from food samples involved in foodborne outbreaks, and have raised concerns about a USDA program that tests agricultural commodities for unsafe levels of pesticides, they said. The shutdown is "putting our...

Trump grounds Democratic speaker's foreign travel

Trump grounds Democratic speaker's foreign travel

Deadlock in Washington reached a new low Thursday as Donald Trump hit his chief Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi with a last-minute cancellation of her plan to take an air force plane to Afghanistan -- citing the four-week-old government shutdown as a motive. The mess in Washington, where swaths...

David Webb’s White Privilege

David Webb’s White Privilege

Areva Martin, a CNN “analyst” — whatever in hell that means anno Domini 2019 — was in the middle of a spirited exchange with the conservative talk-radio host David Webb about racial preferences in hiring. Webb argued — as conservatives of many different races argue! — that race should not be a...

Tulsi Gabbard apologizes, again, for past antigay views

Tulsi Gabbard apologizes, again, for past antigay views

A week after announcing her presidential candidacy, the representative from Hawaii releases a video apology.

Son: Jailed Iranian TV anchor to appear before US grand jury

Son: Jailed Iranian TV anchor to appear before US grand jury

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television, who has been jailed in the U.S., will appear Friday before a federal grand jury, her son said.

Michigan State names new interim president

Michigan State names new interim president

Michigan State University’s board says interim president John Engler’s resignation is effective immediately. The board acted a day after Engler announced his resignation amid fallout from the case of convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar (Jan. 17)

Al-Qaeda Hotel Attack Kills 21, Shaking Kenya Economy Pillar

Al-Qaeda Hotel Attack Kills 21, Shaking Kenya Economy Pillar

Using hand grenades, automatic rifles and a suicide-bomber, the militants stormed 14 Riverside in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon, a venue popular with business travelers and Kenya’s elites and home to offices of companies including Pernod Ricard SA and Dow Chemical East Africa Ltd. That precipitated...

More snow! Airlines expand change fees as new storms approach

More snow! Airlines expand change fees as new storms approach

Airlines are waiving change fees as two more winter storms are set to move across the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Northeast from Thursday into the weekend.

Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu

Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu

Turkish prosecutors are seeking the extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter over his links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. Kanter, a vocal critic of President Tayyip Erdogan, was indicted by a Turkish court...

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes

A toddler, still strapped into a car safety seat, survived a fall out of a moving vehicle this week on a Minnesota road—providing a chilling reminder of the importance of proper car seat installa...

'Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18

'Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18

Thousands more children were forcibly separated from their parents after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border from 2017-2018 than originally admitted by President Donald Trump's administration, an official report said Thursday. The inspector general of the Department of Health and Human...

Tesla Is Cutting 3150 Jobs to Increase Model 3 Production

Tesla Is Cutting 3150 Jobs to Increase Model 3 Production

Elon Musk told employees about the cuts in a letter posted online.

Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troops

Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troops

The same day that ISIS fighters in Syria claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack, Vice President Mike Pence echoed the president's assessment that the group had been vanquished.

The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response

The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):

Marriott is rolling out a brand new rewards program -- Here's everything you need to know

Marriott is rolling out a brand new rewards program -- Here's everything you need to know

When you're a frequent traveler, it's almost self-sabotage to not join some

Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died

Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died

An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died.

Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

The open acknowledgment in the Missile Defense Review of U.S. plans to counter Russian and Chinese technological advances likely will alarm those nations. It marked a departure from the approach taken by Republican Trump's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, to tamp down concerns by major...

7 dreamy Tuscan villas for rent

7 dreamy Tuscan villas for rent

Homebase Abroad shares some of its most alluring vacation rentals in Tuscany.

The Latest: Falling tree kills 1 as storm lashes California

The Latest: Falling tree kills 1 as storm lashes California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):

Goldman Sachs, Bank of America rock earnings

Goldman Sachs, Bank of America rock earnings

Goldman Sachs reported better-than-expected profits on Wednesday despite higher legal costs as it works through the 1MDB scandal, while Bank of America's earnings were lifted by higher interest rates. Goldman reported mixed operational performance across its trading, investing and lending...

President Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi's Trip to Afghanistan Over the Shutdown Fight

President Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi's Trip to Afghanistan Over the Shutdown Fight

One day after she essentially disinvited him from delivering his State of the Union

Six suspects in court over Nairobi hotel attack

Six suspects in court over Nairobi hotel attack

Six suspects, including a Canadian national, appeared in a Kenyan court on Friday in connection with a radical Islamist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex that left 21 dead. A magistrate granted a request from the prosecution to detain four men and one woman for 30 days while investigations...

Prince Philip crash: As Duke takes delivery of another Land Rover, will he be back on the road soon?

Prince Philip crash: As Duke takes delivery of another Land Rover, will he be back on the road soon?

A replacement Land Rover, previously driven by the Duke of Edinburgh, has been delivered to the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, hours after his car was involved in a horror crash. A black Land Rover Freelander was driven into Sandringham inside a delivery truck on Friday morning. The Land Rover is...

May Wins Confidence Vote and Opens Cross-Party Brexit Talks

May Wins Confidence Vote and Opens Cross-Party Brexit Talks

U.K. leader Theresa May survived an attempt to oust her government and immediately opened talks with rival political parties in an attempt to break the Brexit deadlock, as time runs out to reach a deal. The prime minister fought off the threat of a national election and won the right to continue...

PayPal offers up to $500 credit for U.S. federal employees affected by shutdown

PayPal offers up to $500 credit for U.S. federal employees affected by shutdown

Employees who use PayPal Credit will be able to avail an advance of up to $500 each, without having to pay any interest, and the program will last until the government reopens and employees receive their first paycheck, the company said on its website http://bit.ly/2Cs7xAY. The partial shutdown,...

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats

HSINCHU, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan held live-fire exercises along its east coast Thursday amid renewed threats from China to bring the island under its control by force if deemed necessary.

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness.

7 of the Best Restaurant Stocks to Buy in 2019

7 of the Best Restaurant Stocks to Buy in 2019

Barclays is bullish on these restaurant stocks. In fact, Barclays is predicting a favorable consumer backdrop for restaurant stocks this year. The firm favors staple quick-service restaurants over discretionary casual diners in what will likely be a year of declining same-store sales growth and...

President Trump's Plans to Boost Missile Defense Could Spark an Arms Race

President Trump's Plans to Boost Missile Defense Could Spark an Arms Race

President Donald Trump directed the Pentagon to look into developing a constellation of space-based sensors and interceptor.

Tunnel through an Australian mountain? No problem, says Elon Musk

Tunnel through an Australian mountain? No problem, says Elon Musk

Australia could become a test ground for another of Elon Musk's massive infrastructure projects after the maverick billionaire tweeted a "bargain" price to build a tunnel through a mountain to solve Sydney's traffic woes. Musk in 2017 made a Twitter pitch -- and followed...

Get ready: Taco Bell's Nacho Fries are coming back January 24

Get ready: Taco Bell's Nacho Fries are coming back January 24

It's been nearly a year since Taco Bell released its popular Nacho Fries nationwide. The menu item returns January 24.

Mnuchin Seeks China Tariff Relief, WSJ Says; Treasury Denies It

Mnuchin Seeks China Tariff Relief, WSJ Says; Treasury Denies It

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is a proponent of easing up on tariffs, while U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has reservations about the idea, the newspaper reported Thursday, citing unnamed people close to the discussions. The Treasury Department disputed that reporting. Neither...

New footage shows Dems at swanky 'cocktail reception' in Puerto Rico amid government shutdown

New footage shows Dems at swanky 'cocktail reception' in Puerto Rico amid government shutdown

New footage has emerged of congressional Democrats enjoying a swanky cocktail party in Puerto Rico in the midst of the partial government shutdown.

Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2B bid

Lampert wins Sears bankruptcy auction with $5.2B bid

Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction to buy the once iconic U.S. retailer, Sears said on Thursday.

Chevy Pulls Commercial Claiming Superior Reliability

Chevy Pulls Commercial Claiming Superior Reliability

A consumer group challenges the automaker's small-print disclaimer-who's right?

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said.

Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports of his kidnapping by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso's volatile north near the Niger border, the West African nation's security ministry said Thursday.

Deadly IS-claimed suicide attack hits US forces in north Syria

Deadly IS-claimed suicide attack hits US forces in north Syria

A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw. The bombing, claimed by the Islamic State group, comes after US President Donald Trump's shock announcement last...

White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’

White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’

The White House has condemned embattled Republican Representative Steve King for questioning why terms like “white supremacy” and “white nationalist” have become offensive. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the comments from Mr King, a politician from Iowa known for a history of...

'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec says

'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec says

Ford F-150 and Super Duty surprises are in the works as Ford executives lay out plans for strengthening the company.

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