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  • Donald Trump’s latest attack on the media was riddled with blatant contradictions news

    President Donald Trump began his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a lengthy rant railing against what he dubbed the “fake news.” After weeks of bad headlines, Trump suggested the “dishonest media” falsified stories about issues in his administration by using made-up sources. “And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake! Phony! Fake!” Trump said.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:44:09 -0500
  • GM Backing Bills That Could Block Uber, Waymo from Testing Self-Driving Cars news

    General Motors says the bills protect public safety by restricting self-driving car testing to automotive manufacturers. Competitors disagree.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:32:42 -0500
  • U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges

    The United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:43:22 -0500
  • Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government news

    ATLANTA (AP) — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:57:04 -0500
  • Syria peace talks struggle as bomb kills dozens news

    The UN struggled on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but with few signs of progress as dozens more civilian deaths underlined the scale of the challenge. The UN's Syria envoy, who brought rival regime and opposition delegates symbolically together late Thursday, held separate meetings with them Friday to hammer out the talks' format. "We discussed issues relating to the format of the talks exclusively," said Syrian regime delegation chief Bashar al-Jaafari after meeting de Mistura.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:31 -0500
  • Mercedes-Benz Could Build, Sell X-Class Pickup Truck in America news

    The German automaker is doing research to build a business case for the X-Class in the U.S. marketplace.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:45:38 -0500
  • Egypt annoyed as Britain continues suspension of flights

    Egypt expressed frustration on Saturday at Britain's refusal to lift a suspension of flights from the United Kingdom to the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, imposed after Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner in 2015. The issue of airline security came up in talks involving visiting British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry. Johnson praised Egypt as a longstanding friend of Britain and said they were strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas, according to a British statement.

    Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:33:24 -0500
  • Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal news

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:17:40 -0500
  • Best Mildew-Resistant Paint for Your Bathroom news

    Remodeling a bathroom is messy and expensive, about $9,300, on average, according to And in some metropolitan areas, $20,000 is what it takes. After all that work and expense, yo...

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:13 -0500
  • What we've learned about President Trump during first weeks in office news

    ABC News' George Stephanopoulos reports the latest in politics on "This Week."

    Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:50:14 -0500
  • An Ecstatic Crowd Greets Obama At NYC Starbucks news

    Barack Obama may no longer be the U.S. president, but it appears he can still attract a large crowd.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:33:38 -0500
  • Photos of the day - February 25, 2017

    Iraqi security forces transfer displaced Iraqis who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq; Supporters of the ruling AK Party wave Turkish flags during a campaign meeting for the April 16 constitutional referendum, in Ankara, Turkey; and, Jacqueline Loelling of Germany competes in the third run of the IBSF World Championships Bob & Skeleton 2017 at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee in Koenigssee, Germany. These are just a few of the photos of the day for February 25, 2017. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:45:29 -0500
  • Arrest Made in Cold Case Murder of Georgia Beauty Queen After Tip Leads to Suspect news

    Tara Grinstead vanished without a trace 12 years ago.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:36:00 -0500
  • Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96 news

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:47:15 -0500
  • US urges Russia to 'immediately' observe Ukraine ceasefire news

    The United States called on Russia Sunday to "immediately" observe the ceasefire in Ukraine, accusing combined Russian and separatist forces of targeting international monitors. "We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the State Department said. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States was closely monitoring growing violence in eastern Ukraine and the failure of the combined Russian and separatist forces to abide by a ceasefire agreed to two years ago in Minsk.

    Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:08:13 -0500
  • Egypt's Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree

    By Ahmed Aboulenein ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Christian families and students fled Egypt's North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks. A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia's Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, were fleeing. More than 200 students studying in Arish, the province's capital, have also left.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:23:53 -0500
  • Stampede! Drone puts elk on the run in western Wyoming

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Add this to the long list of problems caused by buzzing drones: Frightening 1,500 elk into stampeding at a time of year when too much stress can be deadly for the animals.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:38 -0500
  • 'Ring of fire' solar eclipse will blaze across the Southern Hemisphere news

    A "ring of fire" eclipse will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere on Sunday morning, although anyone can catch the spectacle live via the space site Sunday's solar phenomenon is known as an annular eclipse. It happens when the moon slides in between the sun and the Earth but doesn't completely block the sun, as would a total solar eclipse.  SEE ALSO: This weekend you can see a lunar eclipse and a comet Instead, a thin, fiery ring of the sun's edges blaze like an iris on an enormous, menacing eye. ring of fire #eclipse live from #Chile WOW :) — David Fiacchini (@naturaetratio) February 26, 2017 Skywatchers will catch the best view in Chile and Argentina in South America, as well as Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa and parts of Antarctica, reported.  We'll track the #eclipse from start to finish from Chile and South Africa, bringing the full experience to you — Slooh (@Slooh) February 25, 2017 These countries align with the "path of annularity," a zone where the moon casts its shadow on Earth that ranges from 18 miles to 55 miles wide. BONUS: Mesmerizing footage shows the total solar eclipse traveling over Southeast Asia

    Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:27:06 -0500
  • 5 Reasons a Riding Mower Snow Plow Is a Bad Idea news

    Anyone with a lawn tractor or ZTR riding mower who lives in a snowy region has probably pondered the notion of attaching a plow or snow blower to it, especially when the snow falls heavy and deep...

    Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:00:05 -0500
  • Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The Trump administration has directed NASA to study whether it is feasible to fly astronauts on the debut flight of the agency’s heavy-lift rocket, a mission currently planned to be unmanned and targeted to launch in late 2018, officials said on Friday. The study marks President Donald Trump's first step in shaping a vision for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Under former President Barack Obama, the U.S. space agency was working on the heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket and Orion deep-space capsule with the aim of sending astronauts to rendezvous with an asteroid in the mid-2020s, followed by a human expedition to Mars in the 2030s.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:55:03 -0500
  • Magistrates to probe France's Fillon over 'fake jobs' news

    Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate in France's presidential election, will face a probe by investigating magistrates into claims he gave members of his family fake jobs, prosecutors said. Fillon, one of the frontrunners in the presidential race, will be investigated for alleged embezzlement of public funds and misappropriation of corporate assets, prosecutors said in a statement. The 62-year-old former prime minister has not been charged at this point, but under French law investigating magistrates can decide to bring charges.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:58:34 -0500
  • Logi ZeroTouch can turn any Android phone into an Alexa phone news

    Some day, every smartphone in the world will be able to access Amazon’s awesome virtual personal assistant Alexa. For now, however, Alexa is only baked into one Android phone. You can complain about it and use some lesser AI assistant, or you can grab yourself a Logi ZeroTouch. These awesome little Logitech car mounts connect to your Android phone wirelessly and they allow you to access all of Alexa’s features by performing a gesture to activate Alexa. This way, you don’t have to mess with your phone or take your eyes off the road for even a second. You can watch a video of the Logi ZeroTouch in action right here: ZeroTouch Air Vent Car Mount ZEROTOUCH: The only car mount with voice control. VOICE & GESTURE INTERFACE: Control your phone with the sound of your voice and a wave of your hand. HANDS-FREE: Text, Calling, Music, Location Sharing, Navigation, Yelping. SNAP & GO: Magnetically snap your phone into place to activate the app without the need for taps, menus or unlocking. COMPATIBILITY: Smartphones running Android OS 4.4 or later and Bluetooth Smart technology (Android only). MAGNETIC AIR VENT MOUNT: Clips easily and securely onto most air vents between 1-5 mm/.04-.20 in. thick. CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Allow Logitech to demonstrate its focus on customer service. Contact Logitech Customer Support for technical assistance and satisfaction guarantee. ZeroTouch Dashboard Car Mount ZEROTOUCH: The only car mount with voice control. VOICE & GESTURE INTERFACE: Control your phone with the sound of your voice and a wave of your hand. HANDS-FREE: Text, Calling, Music, Location Sharing, Navigation, Yelping. SNAP & GO: Magnetically snap your phone into place to activate the app without the need for taps, menus or unlocking. COMPATIBILITY: Smartphones running Android OS 4.4 or later and Bluetooth Smart technology (Android only). MAGNETIC DASHBOARD / WINDSHIELD MOUNT: The suction cup securely attaches onto most dashboard and windshield surfaces. CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Allow Logitech to demonstrate its focus on customer service. Contact Logitech Customer Support for technical assistance and satisfaction guarantee.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:30:07 -0500
  • Police: Man fled from officers before being fatally shot news

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shots were fired during a criminal investigation at an intersection in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood, leaving one man dead and two police officers wounded, authorities said.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:02:56 -0500
  • Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PM news

    Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to approve constitutional changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Saturday, saying it would make Turkey stronger. "For a strong Turkey, lasting stability, our choice is 'yes'. This is our wish, it will come," Yildirim told the gathering in Ankara of party members and supporters from the country's 81 provinces.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:21:19 -0500
  • Speculation Grows as Hunt Intensifies for Killer of 2 Teen Hikers in Indiana news

    A facial recognition expert is also discussing the killer's appearance.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:46:00 -0500
  • 22 Ingenious Ways To Repurpose Old Junk

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    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:46:55 -0500
  • In a blow, twin attacks on Syrian security kill at least 32 news

    BEIRUT (AP) — In synchronized attacks, insurgents stormed into heavily guarded security offices in Syria's central Homs city, clashed with troops and then blew themselves up, killing a senior officer and at least 31 others, state media and officials reported.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:36:54 -0500
  • 2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months news

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:13:06 -0500
  • Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes

    By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organization that gave him one of his first platforms in his improbable journey to the U.S. presidency, to defend his unabashed "America first" policies. Ahead of a nationally televised speech to Congress on Tuesday, Trump outlined plans for strengthening the U.S. military, already the world's most powerful fighting force, and other initiatives such as tax reform and regulatory rollback.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:59:18 -0500
  • 2018 Toyota Tundra to Be First Pickup With Standard Automatic Emergency Braking news

    The 2018 Toyota Tundra will become the first pickup truck with automatic emergency braking as a standard feature. Often available only as an option, AEB has been found to cut accidents.   Toyota ...

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:16:41 -0500
  • Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus hands-on: The Moto G just went premium news

    Motorola’s Moto G phones have been some of the most popular mid-range Android handsets we’ve ever seen. Year after year, Motorola kept upgrading the phones while keeping retail price surprisingly low. Multiple rumors ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress edition suggested that Lenovo, Motorola’s parent company, plans to come out with a new Moto G5 Plus at the event, and the leaks were obviously accurate. The company launched not one but two distinct Moto G5 models during its special media event on Sunday, with the bold goal of offering buyers a premium smartphone experience that won’t break the bank. When you look at the two handsets side by side, you won’t notice the difference. The Moto G5 and G5 Plus have almost the same size and weight, and the screen size is so similar that you won’t be able to tell the difference. But as I learned more about the two devices, it became clearer that, while they’re both supposed to be premium Moto G handsets, it’s the Moto G5 Plus that’s better version of the two. In fact, Moto G fans in America won't even find the regular Moto G5 in stores this year, as that model will only be sold in international markets. Moreover, RAM and storage will also vary for both handsets, depending on which market you live in. The Moto G5 features a 5.0-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, microSD support, 13-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and an f/2.0 aperture, 5-megapixel front facing camera with wide field of view and an f/ 2.2 aperture, 2,800 mAh removable battery with 10W rapid charging support, water-repellent nano-coating, and Android 7.0 Nougat running the show. All that package will retail starting at €199 for the 2GB/32GB storage version this March in various countries around the world. If you think that’s a good deal, then wait until you hear about the Moto G5 Plus. First of all, unlike other smartphone vendors, the Plus moniker does not indicate that the G5 Plus is a bigger version. As I said, you can hardly tell the two devices apart. “Plus” is indicative of a better feature set, in this case. The Moto G5 also features a Full HD display, but it’s a 5.2-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also has a Qualcomm chip, but it’s a snappier Snapdragon 625 chip. It has various RAM and storage capacities, but you’ll have 2/3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage to choose from. There's a great rear camera just like the G5, but it’s a 12-megapixel shooter with dual autofocus Pixel, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixel, color balancing dual LED flash. The 5-megapixel selfie camera supports 4K video recording, unlike the G5. It also has a fast-charging battery like the G5, but it’s a non-removable 3,000 mAh unit that comes with a TurboPower Charger. The Moto G5 Plus is better than the Moto G5 in every way, and it’s only slightly more expensive than its sibling. Pricing starts at $229 for the 2GB/32GB storage version (in America), and at €279 for the 3GB/32GB storage model (in Europe). The phone will also launch this March alongside the G5. Before you even ask, both handsets come with micro USB and 3.5mm headphone jacks, which means they'll work with all the charging cables and headphones you already have around the house. One more thing: Both handsets come with a fingerprint sensor on the front side, but the Moto G5 Plus will also support NFC-based wireless payments in all markets aside from America. The fingerprint sensor is going to play an even bigger role in your day-to-day phone interaction as it comes with brand new Moto Actions gesture support if you buy the Plus version. Called One Button Nav, the new feature turns the sensor into a tiny trackpad that can replace the default Android navigation buttons typically found in a row at the bottom of the display. That frees up even more real estate for apps, since those menu buttons won’t get in the way when the feature is enabled. This is Motorola's unique way of increasing display real estate without removing the fingerprint sensor from the front side or increasing the overall size of the handset. Make no mistake, the new Moto G5 series isn’t here to steal the thunder from the LG G6, Huawei P10, or the incoming Galaxy S8. It’s not an iPhone killer either unless the iPhone in question is a few years old. But if you’re looking for a budget-friendly phone, the Moto G5 should be at the top of your list, which is something I could have told you about any of its predecessors. This year, however, you get a Moto G device that features a metal design, a high-resolution screen, advanced cameras, fast-charging and long-lasting batteries, and brand new Android tricks. If you can try one in a store near you, definitely give the Moto G5 phones a chance next month. And definitely go for the Plus when you decide to buy one.

    Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:45:45 -0500
  • White House bars major media outlets from a press briefing news

    On Friday, Feb. 24, reporters from CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Politico were not allowed to attend an informal White House press briefing in the office of the press secretary, Sean Spicer. The White House defended the decision in a statement and said, “We decided to add a couple additional people beyond the pool. Nothing more than that.”

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:33:00 -0500
  • Iran's Rouhani to run for second term: vice-president news

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has decided to run for re-election in May, the vice-president for parliamentary affairs said on Sunday, according to state news agency IRNA. "In recent weeks, Mr Rouhani has reached a conclusion to take part in the presidential elections," Hosseinali Amiri told reporters. Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate who has pushed for greater social freedoms and improved ties with the West, has been widely expected to run for a second term but has yet to formally announce his candidature for the May 19 election.

    Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:22:02 -0500
  • One dead after man drives into crowd in Germany, no sign of terrorism: authorities news

    By Andreas Burger HEIDELBERG, Germany (Reuters) - A man died and two other people were injured after a 35-year-old German man drove into a crowd standing near a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg on Saturday, but the authorities said there were no indications that it was a terrorist attack. The two other people injured, a 32-year-old Austrian man and a 29-year-old woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina, also received hospital treatment but were then discharged, police and prosecutors said in a statement. Regional newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung said the suspect was not fit to be questioned.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:42:15 -0500
  • Woman Stunned to Learn She Won $2 Million in Lottery: 'I Can't Even Speak Right Now!' news

    New Jersey attorney Jessica Macarone had no idea she was holding the winning ticket.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:46:00 -0500
  • Israel army disperses Lebanese protesters at border news

    Israel's army dispersed dozens of Lebanese demonstrators Saturday after they crossed the border protesting against the alleged installation of spying equipment in their village, the Israeli army and media said. "Dozens of people gathered at the border between Lebanon and Israel," a military spokeswoman said. "Upon the group crossing of the international border, IDF forces fired dispersal means in order to disperse the gathering and prevent further infiltration into Israeli territory," she said, adding there were no casualties.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:03:11 -0500
  • GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down news

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:30:22 -0500
  • Trump Administration Won’t Call Extremist Group ‘ISIL’ Like Obama Did news

    The reason behind Obama using ISIL to refer to the terrorist group was believed to be partly geographical and partly grammatical.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:33:08 -0500
  • Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort' news

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:07:31 -0500
  • AT&T’s first buy one, get one free deal of 2017 features the iPhone 7 news

    With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, new smartphones are about to start launching in droves. LG, Motorola, HTC and even Nokia are all expected to bring unreleased handsets to the show in Spain this weekend, but if you don't care about having the latest tech or just want to save a few hundred dollars, you might want to check out AT&T's brand new buy one, get one free deal instead. Starting on Friday, February 24th, AT&T is offering customers the chance to buy one of four popular smartphones on an AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year plan and receive a second phone for free. Eligible devices include the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Galaxy S7 and LG G5. Also worth noting: the second phone has to be from the same manufacturer, so you can't buy a Galaxy S7 and get a free iPhone 7. As always, the offer isn't as simple as "buy one phone, get a second phone with service for free." When you buy the first phone, you will have the option to add a second line to your plan. You will then receive a monthly bill credit over the course of 24-30 months totaling up to $695 to pay for the second phone. Additionally, AT&T is still offering new customers $650 in credits for switching from another wireless provider. These credits can be applied to the first phone in the BOGO offer, but you should read the fine print: "Each line requires an eligible port-in from an eligible carrier on their term agreement or device plan, buy a smartphone on AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year installment agreement with eligible service and remain active and in good standing for 45 days. Credits may not equal total switch costs." If you need two new phones on the cheap, this offer is definitely worth your consideration.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:12:31 -0500
  • Someone lost a pair of Snuggie-clad goats, but it's OK because they were found news

    Finding out you've lost a pet is one of the most crushing and terrifying moments to experience. But losing two goats in Snuggies? We can't even imagine what that level of pain would feel like. That's exactly what happened in Nampa, Idaho. The Nampa Police Department discovered two lost goats in their town, who also appear to be wearing Snuggies. In an attempt to find their owner, they posted a picture of the goats to Facebook. SEE ALSO: Dog DGAF when poor owner shells out $1,000 after it swallows a bouncy ball "Have you lost your goats? Or your Snuggies?" the post reads. "The Snuggie-clad ruminants have been transported to the West Valley Humane Society." Fortunately, the goats' owner has been found. All is well with these goats, who were probably nice and cozy the entire time thanks to their Snuggies. Let's not forget to appreciate the amazingly written caption to go along with the photo. I mean, just look at those hashtags: "#WhatsARuminant #TotesMaGoats #WeveGotYourGoat" That's the work of a true social media artist. The officer pictured in the photo has received an outpouring of love from the community. According to multiple comments on the picture, Animal Control Officer Duff is always there to locate lost pets, even sometimes giving them a ride home and calling to follow up on how they are doing after recovery. Way to go, Idaho. BONUS: Goats were on the loose for 24 hours in a Kentucky city

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:55:48 -0500
  • British FM Johnson, Egypt's Sisi finalise loan deal news

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday finalised a $150 million loan guarantee agreement tied to crucial IMF financing for Egypt. In Johnson's first visit as foreign secretary to Egypt, he also discussed boosting trade, with UK company investments having reached $30 billion in 2016, according to Britain's Foreign Office. Johnson and Sisi "finalised a joint declaration agreement on a $150 million loan guarantee to Egypt," the British embassy said in a statement.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:36:19 -0500
  • Wisconsin man jailed for cutting off woman's pinky finger: media

    A Wisconsin man was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Friday for cutting off a woman's pinky finger with a machete and trying to close the wound with a blow torch during a ceremony for a fellow fan of a hip hop band, media reported. In August, Jonathan Schrap, 25, and three other people held a "ritualistic memorial" at his home for a fellow fan of hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse who died in 2015, a local ABC affiliate reported, citing a criminal compliant filed by the state. Schrap pleaded no contest earlier this week to a felony charge of second degree reckless injury charge, according to online court records.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:36:23 -0500
  • 4 Rare Tortoises Known as the 'Jewel of the Reptile World' Make Public Debut at Zoo

    The four ploughshare tortoises, with shells so precious the species has been poached to the brink of non-existence, were rescued from smugglers.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:15:00 -0500
  • Leggings Legend LuLaRoe Sued for Overcharging Customers on Sales Tax news

    LuLaRoe, the ridiculously successful fashion company known for its bright and comfortable leggings and genius marketing plan, is in trouble. While the company’s innovative direct sales model (one that relies largely on Facebook and other Internet communities) has made many women loyal supporters of the business because it allows them the unique opportunity to build their own pop-up shops and make commission as consultants, the business structure has also had its complications. The California-headquartered company was slammed with a lawsuit on Feb. 17 in U.S. District Court in Western Pennsylvania that alleges it has been illegally collecting sales tax in states that don’t have it.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:35:54 -0500
  • Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor news

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:42:28 -0500
  • Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns U.S. aid under review by Trump

    By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico could respond to any tax the United States were to unilaterally impose on imports from its southern neighbor to finance the wall with levies on select goods, aimed at U.S. regions most dependent on exports south of the border.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:39:24 -0500
  • GOP proposal aims to end insurance mandate in 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners.

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:39:54 -0500
  • Which Phones And Devices Are On The MWC 2017 Launch Agenda? news

    Check out some of the most anticipated devices expected to be showcased at Mobile World Congress.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:08:30 -0500
  • Verizon’s unlimited advertising is confusing everyong news

    Verizon has rolled out a thorough ad campaign to go with its new unlimited data plan. As is normal these days, the ads focus on the pricing per line when you have four lines, which works out to $45 per line, plus taxes and fees. Unfortunately for sales reps working in Verzion's stores, wannabe customers don't read the fine print. Several Verizon retail sources have told BGR that customers are coming in "every hour" asking for "that $45 Unlimited plan," just to be told that actually, it's $80 plus taxes for the plan if there's just one of you. I'm sure Verizon is happy that customers are excited by the pricing of its unlimited plan, but people wanting one line for $45 per month seems to be causing serious problems for the retail outlets. One employee said that "if I have to explain the bad math to one more customer, I'm going to go [around the city] and write '$80' on every Verizon ad I can find." A poster on the Verizon subreddit echoed the comments: "I swear man, if another customer comes in and asks for our new $45 UDP, I'm gonna rip the posters off the walls. I'm not even cushioning my response to customers anymore. I just tell them it's gimmicky marketing math meant to get them in store. Anyone else having a lot of push back from frustrated customers on this phrasing?" Verizon is definitely not the first wireless network to focus on the per-line unlimited cost, rather than being more upfront about the pricing. Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T have all used per-line pricing in the past, despite the fact that most people don't actually have four lines per account. Still, it seems like people have been waiting so long for a Verizon unlimited plan that this ad campaign has sparked more interest than usual.

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:58:38 -0500
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