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  • Immigration advocates denounce DHS plan to implement Trump executive orders

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    Immigration policy experts lashed out Tuesday at the Department of Homeland Security’s plan to implement President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. “In my many years of practicing immigration law, I have not seen a mass deportation blueprint like this one,” Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that advocates for the rights of low-income immigrant families, said in a conference call with reporters. In two memos issued Tuesday, DHS Secretary John Kelly laid out sweeping new guidance for officers tasked with carrying out the president’s immigration policies.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:48:15 -0500
  • Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation's largest abortion provider.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:49:59 -0500
  • Iceland's President said he would ban pineapple on pizza if he could

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    Pineapple on pizza: you love it, or you hate it so much you use your power as president of a small country to make it literally illegal. In what's being called a "political bombshell" by Iceland Magazine,  President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson said he would ban pineapple as a topping on pizzas— if he were allowed to pass laws on his own. SEE ALSO: Trump thinks something terrible happened in Sweden, so here come the IKEA and ABBA jokes The incendiary comments were in response to questions from students about where he stood on the concept of pineapple as a topping while visiting a local high school. Word of his controversial opinion quickly spread across the internet, where it began trending on Twitter. With a debate as contentious as this one, everybody had to get a word in. not only does iceland use entirely renewable energy but their president is also a WOKE BAE pic.twitter.com/EkGbjmwHL1 — eva (@myIoveiscooI) February 21, 2017 Emotions flared. you can all stay in Iceland as well so us pineapple on pizza lovers can live in peace and tastiness pic.twitter.com/UOZ3g5shNp — Luke Brooks (@luke_brooks) February 21, 2017 Brands are even taking to Twitter to make their stance on the issue known.  No ban here  pic.twitter.com/vmSJw5F1ew — DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) February 21, 2017 Long after the last pineapple is thrown into the Icelandic sea, DiGiorno Pizza's Last Stand will be remembered: "No ban here  ." BONUS: Snap's Spectacles

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:00:03 -0500
  • DAPL protesters refuse to leave camp ground

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    ABC News' Phillip Mena reports from the area where protesters are refusing to leave as they reach their deadline.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:56:35 -0500
  • Ex-Hong Kong leader jailed in fall from 'such a height'

    By Venus Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday for misconduct in public office, making him the most senior city official to serve time behind bars in a ruling some said reaffirmed the financial hub's vaunted rule of law. The sentence brings an ignominious end to what had been a long and stellar career for Tsang before and after the 1997 handover to Chinese control, service that saw him knighted by the outgoing British colonial rulers. "Never in my judicial career have I seen a man falling from such a height," said High Court justice Andrew Chan in passing sentence.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:49:02 -0500
  • Le Pen aide charged in 'fake jobs' scandal: judicial source

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    Paris (AFP) - The personal assistant of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was charged Wednesday in a scandal over "fake jobs" at the European Parliament, a judicial source said.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:13:26 -0500
  • China Nears Completion Of Missile-Housing Structures In South China Sea

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    The structures, capable of housing long range surface-to-air missiles, may be a political test for the Trump administration, a U.S. official told Reuters.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:29:45 -0500
  • ‘A Serbian Trap’: Freezing conditions in Belgrade are not the biggest problem for refugees in Belgrade

    A trip along the refugee track within Serbia reveals that the old route through the Balkans is still being used despite strong border control, harsh conditions and frozen temperatures. Despite the existence of camps built by the Serbian state, the migrants are here trying to make their way into European Union countries illegally.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:35:57 -0500
  • Malaysia names North Korean diplomat wanted for questioning in murder case

    By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Wednesday named a North Korean diplomat along with a state airline official who are wanted for questioning over the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13, while preparing to board a flight to Macau, where he lived in exile with his family under the protection of Beijing. South Korean and U.S. officials believe the killing of the elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was an assassination carried out by agents of the North.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:44:11 -0500
  • Supreme Court rules for disabled child and her dog in lawsuit case

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    A unanimous Supreme Court said on Wednesday that the parents of a girl born with cerebral palsy can sue for damages after public school officials barred her service dog from her classroom.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:58:17 -0500
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy

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    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02:43 -0500
  • The Latest: Some San Jose evacuees allowed to return home

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local):

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:01:57 -0500
  • The Russian Foreign Ministry Wants to Truth Squad ‘Fake News’

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    The article puts forward information that very much corresponds to reality.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:52:26 -0500
  • Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin

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    Texas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation.  Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate "This solution is long overdue," he added. "Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years." Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each year to agricultural businesses by tearing up crops and pastures, knocking down fences and ruining equipment. The so-called hog lure is derived from warfarin, a blood-thinning agent that's also used to kill rats and mice in homes and buildings. Animals don't die immediately from eating the odorless, tasteless chemical. That would be too kind. Instead, they keep eating it until the anti-clotting properties cause them to bleed to death internally. This week, Miller approved a rule change in the Texas Administrative Code that allows landowners and agricultural producers to use Kaput — essentially warfarin-laced pellets — to keep feral hogs off their property.  Not on my watch, hogs. Image: mark thompson/Getty Images Proponents of the hog toxicant, including the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, say it's an effective tool because it's only strong enough to kill the swine, and not other wildlife populations or livestock. In January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered Kaput's hog bait under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, a move that made the product available for general use. Still, environmentalists and hog hunters alike staunchly oppose using warfarin to stamp out Texas's feral pig problem. Pigs poop, after all, and other animals could ingest the warfarin along the way. Some Texans hunt the pigs for sport and food, and they're worried about eating poisoned swine. "For Texas to introduce a poison into the equation is a bad decision in our opinion and could likely contaminate humans who unknowingly process and eat feral hogs," the Texas Hog Hunters Association said in a Change.org petition to block the rule change. MIke and his big ole boar from yesterday. Lamar county Texas https://t.co/jQoS5JbtnQ pic.twitter.com/2SeAKs7zbh — TX Hog Hunters Assn. (@texashoghunters) February 14, 2017 Louisiana might become the next state to use Kaput to quell its feral hog population, which worries state wildlife veterinarian Jim LaCour. He said local black bears and raccoons could easily lift the lid to the cages containing the warfarin-laced pellets. "We do have very serious concerns about non-target species," LaCour told the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.  "When the hogs eat, they're going to drop crumbs on the outside, where small rodents can get them and not only intoxicate themselves but also birds of prey that eat them. Since the poison will be on the landscape for weeks on end, the chances of these birds eating multiple affected animals is pretty good," he told the newspaper. The pesticide's manufacturer, Scimetrics Ltd. Corp., assures the pesticide is safe for humans and wildlife — just not for feral pigs. 

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:33:14 -0500
  • Denmark extends S.Korea 'Rasputin' daughter's detention

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    A Danish court extended Wednesday for another month the detention of the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president. Chung Yoo-Ra, the 20-year-old daughter of the woman dubbed South Korea's "Rasputin", is one of the figures in the influence-peddling scandal that sparked massive street protests demanding the removal of President Park Geun-Hye. Chung was detained in Denmark on January 1 for overstaying her visa, after South Korean authorities issued a warrant for her arrest.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:29:42 -0500
  • Police End 'High-Five Fridays' Amid Complaints

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    A Massachusetts police department started the program in December to establish a positive relationship with youth in the community.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:02:02 -0500
  • U.S. Homeland Secretary Kelly warns Guatemalans to stay home

    By Luis Echeverria GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday told Guatemalans not to waste their money trying to get to the United States illegally, detailing how his department was cracking down on undocumented immigrants and would speed up deportations. Speaking after he greeted a plane full of Guatemalans deported back from the United States, Kelly said U.S. authorities were not carrying out mass deportations of immigrants and would follow the law.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:18:59 -0500
  • These are the world's best beaches 2017: TripAdvisor

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    If there's one single beach that leaves visitors enamored, recharged and inspired, it's Baia do Sancho in Brazil, which captured the title of world's best beach by TripAdvisor travelers for a third time. 

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:03 -0500
  • Russia successfully launches space freighter after crash

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    Russia on Wednesday successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft taking food and equipment to the International Space Station after the previous such ship crashed to Earth shortly after launch in December. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress cargo ship lifted off on schedule at 05:58 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. After around nine minutes, the Progress ship "separated normally" from the third stage of the Soyuz rocket and set off on a two-day trip to the ISS, Roscosmos said.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:36:35 -0500
  • March of National Dignity in Kiev

    Thousands of activists have marched in Kiev to honor protesters who were killed during the pro-European Maidan demonstrations in 2013-14 and to challenge the government. The March of National Dignity was organized by three nationalist parties — Svoboda (Freedom), the National Corps and Right Sector. Activists gathered on Kiev’s central Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) early on February 22 and began marching toward Parliament, where they planned to announce their demands to lawmakers, the cabinet, and President Petro Poroshenko.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:46:07 -0500
  • Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:43:46 -0500
  • Pilot radioed in 'Mayday' call before Australian plane crash

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    DALLAS (AP) — A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said Wednesday.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:52:09 -0500
  • 10 fascinating facts about the Washington Monument

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    The iconic Washington Monument is celebrating its 132nd birthday today. Learn how it took 40 years to complete the project, and the surprising connections it has to the Pope, Abraham Lincoln, and the Constitution.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:45:54 -0500
  • An inside look at the differences between life at NASA and SpaceX

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    When Elon Musk sets his sights on an industry, he does so with purpose and with the intention of completely turning said industry on its head. While most people are readily familiar with Musk's efforts at Tesla, the groundbreaking work being done by SpaceX, Musk's other company, has only recently started to attract attention from the mainstream. To be sure, Elon Musk was bold for thinking that Tesla could revolutionize the auto industry. That said, Musk's plans to enter the aerospace industry with SpaceX and compete with and work alongside NASA wasn't just bold, it was downright crazy. And yet, both of Musk's ventures continue to amass greater success with each passing year. Earlier this month, we stumbled across a thread on Quora asking if it's better for engineers to work at NASA or SpaceX. Of course, the question itself was a bit misleading because it's not as if one company is superior to the other. Without question, some of the smartest minds on the planet can be found at both. Still, there are a number of interesting differences between the work environment at NASA and SpaceX that are worth highlighting. Tackling this issue, an engineer named Andre Lavoie -- who has spent significant time at both companies -- details a number of fascinating differences between life at NASA and SpaceX. Not surprisingly, the fact that NASA is a government agency, as opposed to a private company like SpaceX, impacts the work environment in both positive and negative ways. While Lavoie points out that the work-life balance at NASA is a positive, the work there can sometimes be encumbered by "an institutional aversion to risk" and predictably slow-moving bureaucracy. Projects can start with much fanfare and then be cancelled. Repeatedly. Maybe this is because there are many worthy things that should be studied but funds are always limited. It can be rewarding because you have more opportunity to really dig in and understand things and learn. Your job is very secure, even when budgets get cut or you yourself don't succeed. As for life at SpaceX, the work environment there, not surprisingly sounds awfully similar to a forward-thinking start-up, albeit on steroids. In contrast, Space X is a product company. It designs, builds, sells and launches rockets. Your job there is to make that happen no matter what. Nobody gives up. Failure is acceptable, to a point. Risk taking is expected, but stupidity and recklessness is punished unceremoniously. You just get fired. There is no job security. Schedule is critical because as a privately funded company if it fails to succeed before the money runs out then it's game over. The sense of urgency is huge. At Space X you can have plenty of responsibility even if you have little experience. This is great if you are energetic, resourceful and work obsessively. If not you will probably fall behind and then your days will be numbered. Lavoie's full answer, along with the full thread is well worth digesting in its entirety. You can check it out over here.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:00:20 -0500
  • Woman Arrested After Doing Cartwheels During Field Sobriety Test: Cops

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    Bryelle Marshall, 23, was arrested and charged with battery, aggravated DWI, and for an expired license plate.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:56:00 -0500
  • Cyprus's Anastasiades says regrets Akinci's decision not to attend talks

    Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades expressed regret on Wednesday over the decision of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci not to attend scheduled peace talks on Thursday. "I am ready to continue the dialogue at any time," Anastasiades wrote on Twitter. Greek Cypriot officials earlier reported Akinci had pulled out of Thursday's peace talks, ongoing for almost two years.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:32:48 -0500
  • United Airlines enters basic economy fare wars in the US

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    Airfare wars are heating up in the US, with United Airlines the latest carrier to launch a basic economy fare in response to the low-cost competition. 

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:36:53 -0500
  • S. Africa budget throws light on fractured ANC

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    South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the annual budget in parliament Wednesday as he battles to revive the economy and head off loyalists of the president who seek to oust him. Gordhan, a popular figure in South Africa and among international investors, is widely seen as being at loggerheads with President Jacob Zuma, who has shrugged off a series of recent corruption scandals. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been engulfed by friction between Zuma's plans for funding "radical economic transformation" and Gordhan's stand against graft and uncontrolled expenditure.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:04:34 -0500
  • A Bodyboarder Dies In Fatal Shark Attack On Reunion Island

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    A man bodyboarding on the northwest coast of Reunion Island died after a fatal shark attack.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:16:04 -0500
  • Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

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    HELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:05:07 -0500
  • Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths

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    DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A teenage girl turned her cellphone on and recorded a man saying "down the hill" before she and a friend were killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week, authorities said Wednesday.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:25:39 -0500
  • Apple says new California headquarters to open in April

    (Reuters) - Apple's sprawling new campus, dubbed "Apple Park," will open in April, the iPhone maker said on Wednesday. Although the first wave of employees will begin moving into the new Cupertino, California, headquarters this spring, it will take about six months for all of the 12,000-plus workers to make the transition, Apple said. Apple also said the 1,000-seat theater at its futuristic headquarters will be named for its late co-founder, Steve Jobs, who helped design the 175-acre campus before his death in 2011.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:22:01 -0500
  • 6 Ways to Take Control of Your Retirement

    One of the most unsettling aspects of retirement is that you give up a lot of control in life. Your kids are growing up, becoming independent and ignoring your best advice, and your friends may be slipping away due to illness, infirmity or perhaps they're moving to a retirement mecca. Here are six key areas where you can take steps to improve your retirement.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:45:00 -0500
  • President Trump delivers a statement after a tour of the African American Museum

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    On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, President Trump delivers a statement to the media and the public from the African American Museum.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:26:30 -0500
  • For over three years, Kim murder suspect lived mystery life in Malaysia

    Chong Ah Kow said he facilitated Ri's working visa by stating in supporting documents that he was a product development manager in the company's IT department earning 5,500 ringgit ($1,230) per month. "It was just a formality, just documents, I never paid him," Chong, a Malaysian, said in an interview.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:24:53 -0500
  • Spicer says angry town halls are hybrid of upset people and professional protesters

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    In the White House press briefing, Sean Spicer downplays increasing protests on health care at GOP town halls across the country.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:58:23 -0500
  • Australia PM slams UN resolution as he welcomes Netanyahu

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    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attacked the United Nations for "one-sided resolutions" against Israel's push to build settlements on occupied land as he welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday on his first official visit to the country. Ahead of the four-day visit, Turnbull wrote a newspaper editorial slamming the United Nations Security Council for a resolution adopted in December that called for an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied Palestinian territory.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:41:05 -0500
  • France Is Training Eagles To Take Down Drones To Fight Terrorism

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    The French Air Force is training golden eagles to take down enemy drones to help fight the war on terror.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:42:03 -0500
  • US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

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    The Trump administration issued tough new orders for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners in its crosshairs. The orders sent shivers through US immigrant communities, where millions of people who have spent years building families and livelihoods in the country, most of them from Mexico and Central America, were seriously threatened with deportation for the first time in decades. Rights groups labeled the move a "witch hunt," warning that mass deportations would damage families with deep roots in the United States and hurt the economy.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:10:56 -0500
  • Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens

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    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:14:01 -0500
  • San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:42:31 -0500
  • Britain's top court backs government on immigration income test

    By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top court backed a government attempt to limit immigration by ruling on Wednesday that an income test for those who want to bring their non-European spouses to the UK is acceptable and does not infringe human rights. Prime Minister Theresa May introduced a rule in 2012 when she was interior minister that Britons who wanted to bring spouses from outside the European Economic Area to the UK had to be earning at least 18,600 pounds ($23,170) a year. The Supreme Court said the minimum income requirement had caused significant hardship to many, but ruled that in principle it was not inconsistent with the European Convention on Human Rights.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:29:30 -0500
  • Lexus is America's most reliable car brand...again

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    For the sixth year in a row Toyota's luxury marque has topped the annual JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study. With an overall average score of 110, Lexus is once again the most reliable marque in the US, however this year it tied with Porsche. Away from luxury carmakers, Toyota came out top of the mainstream marques (and third overall) with a score of 123, just ahead of Buick (126) and Mercedes-Benz (131).

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:18:09 -0500
  • Verizon Kickstarting 5G Revolution in These 11 Cities

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    Verizon will soon offer a preview of what 5G will feel like when the networking standard becomes more widespread. The wireless provider says it's testing out 5G connectivity on select customers in 11 markets by middle of 2017 with an eye toward seeing how 5G will work in the real world. Verizon will test 5G in 11 cities this year.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:38:00 -0500
  • Honey Boo Boo Talks Mama June's Incredible Transformation Following Weight Loss Surgery

    She said the change in her mother is so dramatic that people may think it's fake.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:38:00 -0500
  • Not confirmed that Iraq suicide bomber was British, ex-Guantanamo detainee: PM May

    There has been no independent confirmation that an Islamic State suicide bomber who blew himself up in Iraq this week was a British man who had been detained in the Guantanamo Bay prison, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. "It has been reported as a matter of fact about this individual, but there is no independent confirmation of the identity of this man who is believed to be dead in Mosul," the spokesman told reporters. "Obviously the situation in Syria means we don’t have any capacity to verify anything in Syria." Earlier, Islamic State militants said Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, a British citizen who was known as Ronald Fiddler and then cast himself as Jamal Udeen al-Harith, detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base southwest of Mosul this week.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:12:30 -0500
  • Google Fiber Is Looking To Grow; And Your City Could Be Next

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    Google Fiber is looking to provide recently purchased internet service "Webpass" to residents of Seattle.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:02:00 -0500
  • Russia, Ukraine clash over tribute to UN ambassador

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    Russia and Ukraine clashed on Tuesday over a UN Security Council tribute to long-serving Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin whose death has triggered an outpouring of grief at the world body. Council ambassadors observed a minute of silence in honor of Churkin and took turns addressing the chamber in the tribute to the 64-year-old diplomat who was Russia's envoy at the United Nations for a decade. Ukraine's Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, who holds this month's council presidency, offered condolences before leading the council in a moment of silence, but his remarks were brief.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:49:38 -0500
  • The Latest: Suspect in slaying may have been high on drugs

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two California police officers as they responded to a traffic accident (all times local):

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:44:56 -0500
  • Brazil's race to save drought-hit city

    The shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city of Campina Grande in northeast Brazil, and hungry goats search for food on the cracked-earth floor of the Boqueirao reservoir that serves the desperate town. After five years of drought, farmer Edivaldo Brito says he cannot remember when the Boqueirão reservoir was last full. Brazil’s arid northeast is weathering its worst drought on record and Campina Grande, which has 400,000 residents that depend on the reservoir, is running out of water.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:36:24 -0500
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