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June 06, 2015
'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat

'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat

Trump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week to run the agency permanently, seeking a strong advocate for his pro-fossil fuels agenda - a choice that cheered business interests and drawn scorn from environmentalists. "I would not call it the greatest crisis," Wheeler...

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness.

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Recognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched...

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks

Steve King faces increasing pressure to resign after 'white supremacy' remarks

Rep. Steve King’s base of support, including in his home state of Iowa, continues to erode after comments he made appearing to praise white supremacy were published in the New York Times. Des Moines is not located in King’s district.

In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections

In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections

Millions of people took part in the women's marches in Washington and other cities in the United States and abroad on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after the Republican president was sworn in. Vanessa Wruble, a co-founder of the original Women's March on Washington who left to start March On, a...

House Democrats vows to vote for a border barrier because that's what her constituents want

House Democrats vows to vote for a border barrier because that's what her constituents want

Are there any signs other Democrats will break from the establishment line? Congresswoman Katie Hill explains her reasons for supporting Trump's physical border barrier

Kenya attack: At least six killed in Nairobi hotel complex terror siege

Kenya attack: At least six killed in Nairobi hotel complex terror siege

Islamist terrorists detonated explosives and fired automatic weapons as they mounted a deadly attack on a hotel and business complex frequented by Westerners in Nairobi on Tuesday. Six people have been confirmed killed in the attack, while a Kenyan police officer told reporters 15 bodies had been...

Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in Baltimore

Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in Baltimore

A data connectivity issue with Southwest Airlines phones and computer systems Tuesday resulted in delayed flights to and from BWI.

Venus-Jupiter conjunction: Set your alarm for this celestial meet-up on Tuesday morning

Venus-Jupiter conjunction: Set your alarm for this celestial meet-up on Tuesday morning

Jupiter and Venus will shine bright together before dawn on Tuesday in an astronomical event known as a conjunction.

House Republicans join rebuke of Trump for easing Russia sanctions

House Republicans join rebuke of Trump for easing Russia sanctions

More than 130 US House Republicans joined Democrats Thursday in opposing the easing of sanctions against an ally of Russia's Vladimir Putin, dealing a rebuke to President Donald Trump's administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber overwhelmingly voted 362 to 53 approving the bill...

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):

Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talks

Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talks

Some 30,000 Los Angeles teachers on strike for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff walked picket lines in the rain for a second day on Tuesday as Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced their cause while trying to nudge the two sides back to the bargaining table. The walkout, with teachers garbed...

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.

Oxford University suspends funding from China's Huawei

Oxford University suspends funding from China's Huawei

The University of Oxford said on Thursday it has stopped accepting funding from China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the leading global supplier of telecoms network equipment, after scrutiny over the company's relationship with China’s government. "Oxford University decided on...

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

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

China's envoy to Canada says Huawei 5G ban would have repercussions

China's envoy to Canada says Huawei 5G ban would have repercussions

China's envoy to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa there would be repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks, the latest blast in a deepening bilateral dispute. Ambassador Lu Shaye, speaking at a news...

Iconic US retailer Sears saved from the brink - for now: reports

Iconic US retailer Sears saved from the brink - for now: reports

Historic but failing US retail chain Sears got a reprieve on Wednesday after a billionaire hedge fund manager won an auction to keep the remaining stores alive -- for now, according to reports. Edward Lampert, who steered the company into bankruptcy last year in order to restructure it, won the...

BMW unveils 2020 7 Series sedan with controversial redesign

BMW unveils 2020 7 Series sedan with controversial redesign

While the interior design and mechanics haven't significantly changed in the latest version of the BMW 7 Series, the exterior received a serious facelift that is leaving some fans confused and a few disappointed. BMW officially unveiled the latest 7 Series luxury sedan Wednesday with a...

Mexican president took $100 mln drug bribe, trial hears

Mexican president took $100 mln drug bribe, trial hears

Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto accepted a $100 million bribe from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a former collaborator told the kingpin's trial. Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian who is now collaborating with US prosecutors in the Chapo trial, made the statement under...

Ford Is Making an Electric F-150, and That's Just the Beginning

Ford Is Making an Electric F-150, and That's Just the Beginning

Ford pledges to build an all-electric version of its top-selling F-150 truck. It won't be alone.

May Faces Tough Talks With Opponents to Get New Brexit Deal

May Faces Tough Talks With Opponents to Get New Brexit Deal

On Wednesday night, May survived an attempt to oust her government in a vote of no-confidence 24 hours after her agreement with the EU was emphatically rejected. “The government approaches these meetings in a constructive spirit and I urge others to do the same,” May told the House of Commons...

New Richard Branson-backed cruise line Virgin Voyages to have 'massive' suites

New Richard Branson-backed cruise line Virgin Voyages to have 'massive' suites

Virgin Voyages, the new cruise line backed by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, will have some of the biggest suites at sea.

The Latest: Giuliani aims to clarify collusion comments

The Latest: Giuliani aims to clarify collusion comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local):

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...

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.

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...

This manicure just gave birth, and you have to see the baby

This manicure just gave birth, and you have to see the baby

Umbilical cords are not usually part of the traditional manicure experience. Thankfully, there are exceptions to the rule. Russian nail artist Nail Sunny recently shared intricate nail art featuring a detailed chair (with stirrups) and a little woman in a pink hospital gown. The nail appears to...

Ford forecasts $112 mn Q4 loss amid restructuring costs

Ford forecasts $112 mn Q4 loss amid restructuring costs

Ford said Wednesday it expected to post a $112 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2018 as the automaker implements a massive restructuring in the United States and Europe. For the full year, Ford will post a net profit of $3.7 billion, less than half the 2017 result. Adjusted earnings per...

Kenya Forces Battle to End Attack as Death Toll Climbs

Kenya Forces Battle to End Attack as Death Toll Climbs

Explosions and heavy gunfire were heard early on Wednesday morning as security officers engaged the assailants at the Dusit Hotel on the outskirts of the city center, the Nairobi-based Daily Nation newspaper reported.

7 dreamy Tuscan villas for rent

7 dreamy Tuscan villas for rent

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

Angel families call on Democrats to back President Trump's border wall

Angel families call on Democrats to back President Trump's border wall

Angel mom Agnes Gibboney weighs in on the importance of border security to families like her's.

How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds

How popular is Donald Trump? Latest polls, approval ratings and impeachment odds

The US Government shutdown - now the longest in history - is causing Donald Trump's presidential approval ratings to slide to their lowest level since April last year, according to the Telegraph's poll tracker. The tracker, which takes an average of the last eight polls, put Mr...

U.S. shutdown turns Washington into ghost town during quiet travel season

U.S. shutdown turns Washington into ghost town during quiet travel season

Phones have stopped ringing at tour companies. In the nation's capital, where more than 20 million tourists typically visit each year, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history has threatened businesses that depend on the patronage of government workers and the attraction of federal...

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.

China's moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night

China's moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night

A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China's historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two earth weeks, scientists said. The Chinese space agency announced earlier this week that the seed had germinated inside a special...

Congressional Democrats move to stop U.S. Census citizenship question

Congressional Democrats move to stop U.S. Census citizenship question

Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday were moving ahead with legislation to prevent the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, following a court decision this week blocking inclusion of such information. Representative Carolyn Maloney, a senior Democrat...

May’s Crushing Loss Is Proof Brexit Has Failed

May’s Crushing Loss Is Proof Brexit Has Failed

With 72 days to go before Brexit, the country is stockpiling food and medicine. A chaotic Brexit is the default outcome. To avoid it, Britain must now withdraw its Article 50 notice to quit, or ask for an extension.

Can Cadillac ever get its groove back?

Can Cadillac ever get its groove back?

For many Americans, Cadillac is an adjective for something luxurious. But does it still apply to the cars?

'Gingers unite!': Prince Harry bonds with 4-year-old redhead

'Gingers unite!': Prince Harry bonds with 4-year-old redhead

Prince Harry got a big surprise on Monday when a 4-year-old red-head presented him with a special sign.

Shopping for a weighted blanket? Walmart has them on sale for as low as $59.99 — that's over $100 off.

Shopping for a weighted blanket? Walmart has them on sale for as low as $59.99 — that's over $100 off.

2019 really just might be the year that people stop complaining about being single. Weighted blankets, while not new to the world of therapy and disabilities, have mainstream folk practicing self care in a way that probably wasn't expected to be backed by research: cuddling. Want to put the...

Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

Four U.S. troops reported among 16 dead in north Syria attack

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed U.S. troops in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said group was defeated there.

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